REPRESENTATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REPRESENTATIVE
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representative
 n.  one that represents anything; that which exhibits a likeness or similitude; agent
Classic Sentence: (193 in 13 pages)
1  Also, every evening would see placed upon the drawing-room table a fine bronze candelabrum, a statuette representative of the Three Graces, a tray inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and a rickety, lop-sided copper invalide.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
2  Beside it hung a huge, grimy oil painting representative of some flowers and fruit, half a water melon, a boar's head, and the pendent form of a dead wild duck.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
3  Also," requested Chichikov, "I should be glad if you would send for the accredited representative of a certain lady landowner with whom I have done business.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
4  In general, we Russians do not make a good show at representative assemblies, for the reason that, unless there be in authority a leading spirit to control the rest, the affair always develops into confusion.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER X
5  For herself she did not care where she remained or what happened to her, but she felt herself the representative of her dead father and of Prince Andrew.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER X
6  Napoleon at the battle of Borodino fulfilled his office as representative of authority as well as, and even better than, at other battles.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXVIII
7  "They are burning for the combat," declared this representative of the Russian nation, "and to prove to Your Majesty by the sacrifice of their lives how devoted they are."
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III
8  For the representative of the Russian people, after the enemy had been destroyed and Russia had been liberated and raised to the summit of her glory, there was nothing left to do as a Russian.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XI
9  Nothing remained for the representative of the national war but to die, and Kutuzov died.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XI
10  On the same day the Chief of Police came to Pierre, inviting him to send a representative to the Faceted Palace to recover things that were to be returned to their owners that day.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVIII
11  Mrs. Marbury was a neighbor and friend of Carol's sister; Mr. Marbury a traveling representative of an insurance company.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  They made a specialty of sandwich-salad-coffee lap suppers, and they regarded Carol as their literary and artistic representative.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  As Duncan could only act as the representative of the commandant of the fort, the ceremonies which should have accompanied a meeting between the heads of the adverse forces were, of course, dispensed with.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
14  So saying, the scout returned and shook David cordially by the hand; after which act of friendship he immediately left the lodge, attended by the new representative of the beast.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
15  "Our representative, our spokesman," she sneered.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
Example Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
16  The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
17  This is quite evident from his acquired right of subdelegation whereby he was allowed to name a vicegerens, his representative not alone in pontifical ceremonies, but also in jurisdiction.
18  If the senator or representative is not doing a good job, then don't re-elect them.
19  Obviously letting things run their natural course has not resulted in such a representative diversity!
20  Her rendition of the anthem was critically praised, but was scrutinized less than a day later when a representative from the U.S. Marine Band said Beyonce was lip-syncing and the band's performance was taped.
21  Although the plan received unanimous approval, this does not mean that it represents the lowest common denominator.
22  But the reverse is true when an attorney represents a person who is obviously guilty or whose guilt is widely perceived.
23  The planned general strike represents an important economic challenge to the government.
24  The Financial Times says the move represents a complete reversal of previous US policy.
25  It represents a last ditch attempt by the country to extricate itself from its economic crisis.
26  The move represents a setback for the Middle East peace process.
27  The deck represents the cutting edge in CD reproduction.
28  The success of wind power represents a litmus test for renewable energy.
29  He represents the Essex constituency of Epping Forest.
30  The painting represents the scene of a bumper harvest.