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Word: incumbent

Definition: obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office

Sentences Containing 'incumbent'

After that he was Vicar of Fareham for a decade then the incumbent at Hayling Island until 1946.
Bell Canada continues to be the incumbent local exchange carrier for London.
Bhullar is currently running in the 2012 provincial election as an incumbent PC candidate.
Bold indicates elected, "italics" indicates incumbent.
Coburn initially expected to face eight-term incumbent Mike Synar.
Conservative candidate Scott Reid, the incumbent MP for Lanark-Carleton and Liberal candidate Larry McCormick, incumbent MP for Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, both ran for the seat.
Crosby entered training camp in a battle with incumbent placekicker Dave Rayner.
Election was won by incumbent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the Democratic Party.
Five of the incumbent public school trustees ran again, two were acclaimed, and four separate school incumbent trustees ran, three were acclaimed, while Ward 13/14 had only one new candidate.
For about three years I heard little of him; but on the decease of the incumbent of the living which had been designed for him, he applied to me again by letter for the presentation.
Ford, the incumbent President, faced a very strong primary challenge from Ronald Reagan.
Garrett was the only incumbent in the state thought to possibly be at risk.
He faced the incumbent, Democrat Rush D. Holt, Jr., in the general election.
He is expected to push incumbent starter James Reimer for playing time.
He lost all three times to incumbent John W. Byrnes.
He lost to incumbent Dennis Moore, 55%–43%.
He was defeated by incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA John Drobot.
He would have faced incumbent Governor Mark Sanford and Oscar Lovelace a Physician in the Republican primary.
His other brother, Winston Garcia, is the incumbent manager of the Government Service Insurance System (Philippines).
In 1998, Richardson beat an incumbent Republican to win election to the Maine House of Representatives.
In both cases, the deceased served as a mentor to the incumbent in office.
Incumbent candidates and government have significant benefits compared to non-incumbents.
Incumbent Cheri DiNovo kept her seat while Justin Trottier placed 4th in the election.
Incumbent Democrat Bobby Scott was unopposed for an 8th term.
Incumbent Democrat Rob Andrews, in a surprise move on April 2, 2008, announced that he would be challenging incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic primary in June.
Incumbent Mayor Vicente B. Amante is term limited.
Incumbent Republican Jim Saxton announced that he would retire at the end of his current term.
Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Fred Thompson decided to retire.
It clearly being incumbent on some one to say,``Much better,''Mr. Lorry said it; perhaps not quite disinterestedly, but with the interested object of squeezing himself back again.
It is the latter that is responsible for the eventual revolutionary overthrow of the incumbent paradigm, and its replacement by a new one.
It will then be incumbent on us, if we would maintain our doctrine, to produce the impression, or lively perception, which corresponds to it.
Jackson then defeated incumbent Mayor Sam Massell in a runoff election.
Jai Ram Thakur (MLA Incumbent State Minister).
Lastman ran for the mayoralty of the new "megacity" against incumbent Toronto Mayor Barbara Hall.
She defeated incumbent Democrat State Senator Dan Skogen 55%-45%.
She is an incumbent member of the local assembly of Daegu and spouse of Lee Yong-hwi.
Social Credit incumbent Lucien Maynard moved to St.
Stevens had defeated the incumbent prime minister, Sir Albert Margai, by a narrow margin.
That district was abolished in 1971 and Werry ran as the incumbent in Foothills in the election held that year.
That race was one of very few nationwide where a Republican challenger had a credible chance at unseating a Democratic incumbent.
The 2013 incumbent is The Revd Peter Hopkins Services are held in Gonerby and at All Saints.
The incumbent governor is Peter Shumlin.
The position is being vacated by the two-term incumbent, Susan Combs.
The result was a victory for incumbent President Joseph Jenkins Roberts.
The seat was considered open after incumbent Rep. Thomas Manton retired, but not without controversy.
To date new candidates from an incumbent party have only managed to hold the district twice after an incumbent MLA left office.
Ultimately, all of these factors led to his running third, as the incumbent, in the 1991 gubernatorial election."
Wayne is currently running in the 2012 provincial election as an incumbent PC candidate.
While it was held by the incumbent Prince of Orange, it was not made hereditary until the time of William IV.
``It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.''

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::: obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
::: minatory - menacing; threatening
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
::: prefatory - introductory; of a preface
::: scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner