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Word: advocate

Definition: speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for


Sentences Containing 'advocate'

``Apparently the English advocate is in a swoon?''
Among the people present were the late Dr. J. G. Holland, the late Mr. Seymour of the`New York Times,'Mr. Page, the philanthropist and temperance advocate, and, I think, Senator Frye, of Maine.
``Monsieur,''returned the inspector,``providence has changed this gigantic plan you advocate so warmly.''
Adams is going to be called to the bar almost directly, and is to be an advocate, and to wear a wig.
You shall go there one day, and find them blundering through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr. Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case, the advocate in the clergyman's case, or contrariwise.
If I cannot persuade you to take a lenient view of the matter, Lord St. Simon, I have brought an advocate here who may be more successful."
The same court, in the same room, with the same bar, and the same practitioners, but another judge, for there the Consistory judge could plead any court-day as an advocate.
Now, in this case, I, who am the right owner, lie under two great disadvantages: first, my lawyer, being practised almost from his cradle in defending falsehood, is quite out of his element when he would be an advocate for justice, which is an unnatural office he always attempts with great awkwardness, if not with ill-will.
But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause--such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy?

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