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All the bills introduced or championed by Dr. Cannon became laws.

In England the theory was championed particularly by Richard Owen.

He was not long in this country before he championed the cause of the slave.

She has disobeyed me, flaunted me, nursed me in illness, championed me behind my back.

Who was this young woman who championed so warmly his own son?

However, I fear that he will rue the day he championed the cause of Soissons.

In Wales during the autumn he championed the Established Church.

She championed Madame Melingue, who, in consequence, obtained the part.

It was particularly Max Mller who championed the degeneration theory.

Every camp had its faction that championed the one side or the other.

WORD ORIGIN

"to fight for, defend, protect," 1820 (Scott) in a literal sense, from champion (n.). Figurative use by 1830. Earlier it meant "to challenge" (c.1600). Related: Championed; championing.

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