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  • nounmediator
  • nounopponent for the sake of it

synonyms for devil's advocate

  • apologist
  • pleader
  • polemicist
  • sophist
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How to use devil's advocate in a sentence

Few, however, can now be found who do not advocate utilization of the principle to a greater or less degree in every organ.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Alexis Normand, advocate of the parliament of Paris, died; justly celebrated for his love of justice.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The day before her trial, her advocate, Chauveau de la Garde, visited her to consult respecting her defense.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Philip Livingston, a signer and a strenuous advocate for the declaration of independence, died.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He was the advocate of experimental rather than theoretical systems of medicine, and early adopted the practice of inoculation.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Josiah Holbrook, a distinguished advocate of popular education, died, aged 65.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
To-day there are found in their ranks a few who advocate the federal idea in the political organization of France.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
When I advocate the indulgence of attachment, it is to worthy, not to unworthy, objects.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Therefore we can not sufficiently thank God for having given us in Mary so powerful an advocate.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
Let us, then, rejoice that we possess such a powerful advocate in heaven, and let us place implicit trust in her.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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