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He is the representative of Posterity,—the man of an age to come.

I thought him as true a representative of the people as ever theory could portray.

He was five successive years the representative of Thomaston.

Mississippi was disloyal, and didn't deserve to have any representative.

But after Dayton's return with his prisoners you will be my representative in that district.

But, as he used to say, 'It's a cold home where a dog is the only representative of a child.'

"Very proud to be my host's representative and your guide," said Cleveland.

To Cleveland, especially, he proved in reality a representative member.

Near his portrait hung that of a second representative of the family.

Mr. Hartgold bent his head reverentially to the representative of a million of money.

WORD ORIGIN

"serving to represent," late 14c., from Old French representatif (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin repraesentativus, from stem of Latin repraesentare (see represent). Meaning "standing for others" is from 1620s; in the political sense of "holding the place of the people in the government, having citizens represented by chosen persons" is first recorded 1620s. Meaning "pertaining to or founded on representation of the people" is from 1640s.

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