ADVOCATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ADVOCATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  Thus to the young Sappho spake the melon-venders; thus the captains to Zenobia; and in the damp cave over gnawed bones the hairy suitor thus protested to the woman advocate of matriarchy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  But the advocate of freedom in marriage was as much disappointed as a drooping bride at the alacrity with which he took that freedom and escaped to the world of men's affairs.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
3  Vida was an advocate of culture-buying and efficiency-systems.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  Your aunt Norris has always been an advocate, and very judiciously, for young people's being brought up without unnecessary indulgences; but there should be moderation in everything.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  I am an advocate for early marriages, where there are means in proportion, and would have every young man, with a sufficient income, settle as soon after four-and-twenty as he can.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
6  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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  Consistency, my dear Mr. Brocklehurst; I advocate consistency in all things.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
8  I advocate them: I am sworn to spread them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  The trial began, and after the advocate against her had stated the charge, several witnesses were called.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
10  Adams is going to be called to the bar almost directly, and is to be an advocate, and to wear a wig.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
11  The materialism you advocate has been more than once in vogue already, and has always proved insufficient.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
12  You're an advocate of patriarchal despotism.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
13  The advocate had seemed to admit that the prisoner was Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
14  Thus far that great advocate of monarchical power allows of resistance.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
15  Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  The group does not advocate the use of violence.
2  I don't really believe in capital punishment, I'm just playing the devil's advocate.
3  Often the interviewer will need to play devil's advocate in order to get a discussion going.
4  Some economists strongly advocate the reform of government ownership of industry.
5  I advocate a policy of gradual reform.
6  I don't advocate doing such things.
7  During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
8  The some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.
9  I guess a Twitter security advocate is a Twitter user whose account has been hacked.
10  Even advocates of the war lament the loss of so many lives in combat.
11  AIDS advocates are now wondering whether pragmatic is just a euphemism for cheap.
12  With Congress staying out of the issue, medical marijuana advocates called the enactment of the law a "historic" victory for their movement.
13  He advocates the return of capital punishment.
14  Mr Williams is a conservative who advocates fewer government controls on business.
15  As the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was careening toward collapse in early February, its owner, Mark Karpeles, found that even some of his fellow virtual currency advocates were losing faith.