constituents

[ kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF constituents

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September 27th, Mr. Gladstone addressed his constituents at Edinburgh.

He had a little game in the interest of his own constituents.

Was finally retired from the chair by the Democrats, and from Congress by his constituents.

You can easily find a satisfactory explanation for your constituents.

Evidently his constituents were not troubled with burning questions.

They promise to do their best to persuade their constituents.

We have shown that the hydroxyfurfurals are constituents of the lignocelluloses.

Closely connected with this group are the constituents of the tissues of fungi.

(p. 171) This is a study of the constituents of the cell-walls of wheat grain.

It was the place in the world where he felt furthest away from his constituents.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "one who appoints or elects a representative," from Latin constituentem (nominative constituens), present participle of constituere (see constitute). The notion is "to make up or compose" a body by appointing or electing a representative. As an adjective, "essential, characteristic," from 1660s; "that appoints or elects a representative to a body," from 1714.

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