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 n.  person authorized to act as representative for another; deputy
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1  He felt like fighting now himself; and when the Irish delegate of the butcher-helpers' union came to him a second time, he received him in a far different spirit.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
2  The delegate explained to him how it depended upon their being able to get every man to join and stand by the organization, and so Jurgis signified that he was willing to do his share.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
3  Slackbridge, the delegate, had to address his audience too that night; and Slackbridge had obtained a clean bill from the printer, and had brought it in his pocket.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
4  The best men are often obliged to delegate their authority.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
5  As a result of the influence of these gatherings, one delegate reported at the last annual meeting that ten families in his community had bought and paid for homes.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII.
6  They say that historical personages have power only because they fulfill the will of the people which has been delegated to them.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
7  Such is the reply historians who assume that the collective will of the people is delegated to rulers under conditions which they regard as known.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
8  He would have carried his delegated authority to the point of insisting that Edgar Linton should not be buried beside his wife, but in the chapel, with his family.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  The responsible duty of making the toast was delegated to the Aged, and that excellent old gentleman was so intent upon it that he seemed to me in some danger of melting his eyes.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXVII
10  It will readily be seen that in this case the alleged right of the Duke to the whale was a delegated one from the Sovereign.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
11  Fourthly, The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands: for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
12  The Duluth delegation had brought their famous Beaver amateur band, in Zouave costumes of green velvet jacket, blue trousers, and scarlet fez.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  Then Mr. Washington was taken in charge by a delegation of coloured citizens, headed by the Rev.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII.
14  , last June had delegates from every county in the State.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In VII
Example Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
16  The delegation completed its mission successfully.
17  The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
18  We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.
19  A Japanese delegation has started talks in North Korea to try to clarify the fate of at least ten Japanese citizens who were abducted by the communist state.
20  The official delegation including Jimmy Carter, the Panamanian president Mireya Moscoso and King Juan Carlos of Spain visited two cemeteries to offer floral wreaths to the tens of thousands who died carving the canal across the Central American isthmus.
21  A year ago today, I led the UK's largest ever ministerial delegation to the Holy See.
22  He declined to address the delegates.
23  The delegates outlined what they considered a realistic timetable for troop withdrawal.
24  The conference delegates included representatives from abroad.
25  The conference delegates were transfixed by her speech.
26  He is one of the delegates to the conference.
27  The delegates trailed back into the conference room for the afternoon session.
28  Knots of delegates stood around outside the conference centre.
29  Three hundred delegates attended the Liberal party congress.
30  Each of the fifty states casts electoral college votes equal to the number of its delegates in Congress.