Representative in a sentence

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Definition of Representative

  • Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
  • Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.
  • Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
  • Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
  • Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; -- said of certain species and varieties.
  • Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.
  • One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.
  • An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.
  • One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.
  • A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.
  • That which presents the full character of the type of a group.
  • A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region.
  • an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  • a member of the United States House of Representatives
  • a person who represents others
  • an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
  • standing for something else

How to use representative in a sentence. Representative pronunciation.

A canvas partition to separate the Senate from the House of Representatives was put up by the Secretary, at a cost of three dollars and forty cents, but the United States declined to pay for it.
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There was one too many, and the Secretary gave it to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
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Indeed, Gorki, in "Varenka Olessova," has put into the mouth of a sensible girl an excellent sketch of the national representative.
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The character was sharply individualised, but he stands as the representative of an exceedingly familiar Slavonic type, and no other novelist has succeeded so well, because no other novelist has understood Rudin so clearly as his creator.
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This novel is didactic, a real learned treatise written in dialectic form, and each character as he appears serves as an expression and representative of a certain opinion and direction. . . .
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The artist created in the image of Bazarov an exceedingly characteristic representative of the new formation of life, of the new movement, and christened it with a wonderfully fitting word, which made so much noise, which called forth so much condemnation and praise, sympathy and hatred, timid alarm and bold raving.
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Just so he had no intention of showing up in the character of the representative of the 'children' some kind of model of a 'thinking realist' to whom the young generation should have bowed and imitated, as the progressive critics who received the work sympathetically imagined.
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In the prominent representative of the 'children,' Bazarov, he recognized a certain moral force, the energy of character, which favourably contrasts this strong type of realist with the puny, characterless, weak-willed type of the former generation; but having recognised the positive side of the young type, he could not but show up their shortcomings to life and before the people, and thus take their laurels from them.
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Panshin, for example, is a familiar type in any Continental city; he is merely the representative of the young society man.
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The best representative of the transition from Chekhov to the new literature of self-assertion is Maxim Gorki's friend, Leonid Andreev. . .
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The explanation of the beastly habits of these representatives of the Tsar is given in the novel in this wise: "Yes, they are all alike, even the best and most tender-hearted among them.
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Such natures are ruled only by superstition- the representative of reasoned faith in nobler beings.
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Society's representative answered in a tone of affectionate frankness: 'He won't; I can see that.
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With a view to test the accuracy of these rumours our Special Representative called yesterday upon the Editors of several leading publications, and, although much secrecy is still maintained, he has succeeded in collecting some valuable information.
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The survivors include, of course, representatives of various schools of thought, and a battle against a common enemy rarely goes by without being immediately followed by a conflict among the surviving Kakekikokuans in order to put to final proof their respective theories about their remarkable fruit.
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For thirty years he was the representative of a noble and tender genre, and was preeminently the favorite novelist of the brilliant society of the Second Empire.
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But Robert-Sosthene, who, in his position as representative of the younger branch, affected Liberal leanings and was besides loaded with debt, rebelled against the paternal procedure.
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They are the type of our young manhood-our representative American youth-as Roosevelt is of its vigorous manhood.
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We met midway between the representatives of our two Armies, and the Spanish commander formally consummated the surrender of the city and the 24,000 troops in Santiago and the surrendered district.
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All the eldest sons were immediately to get into Parliament, and all the younger ones as quickly into the Guards; and the simple Fantaisian Envoy, who had the peculiar felicity of taking everything au pied du lettre, made a calculation that, if these arrangements were duly effected, in a short time the Vraibleusian representatives would exceed the Vraibleusian represented; and that there would be at least three officers in the Vraibleusian guards to every private.
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Examples of Representative

Example #1
Upon being reminded that the "instructions" permitted the payment of a liberal rent for a legislative hall, and that that money was saved to the country by Mr. Curry's generosity, the United States said that did not alter the matter, and the three dollars and forty cents would be subtracted from the Secretary's eighteen hundred dollar salary-and it was!
Example #2
But for Curry the government would have died in its tender infancy.
Example #3
The United States said the Clerk of the House was not a "member" of the legislature, and took that three dollars out of the Secretary's salary, as usual.
Example #4
The knives cost three dollars apiece.
Example #5
Writers so different as Tolstoi and Gorki have given plenty of good examples.
Example #6
Artsybashev, in his terrible novel, "Sanin," has given an admirable analysis of this great Russian type in the character of Jurii, who finally commits suicide simply because he cannot find a working theory of life.