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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPRESENTING

He would like to know what objection there was to Pennsylvanians representing Louisiana?

And outside of this little circle is all the flat top of Ytaioa representing the world.

Precision in representing this is neither desirable nor possible.

It was the nearest he could come to representing them under this theory.

A Landscape, representing a woody scene, with a vista on the right.

Others depicted the enemy, representing his detection and his capture.

In representing the glare of sunlight, Turner surpassed even Claude.

This is Government work, and I'm representing the Government.

He was in the House, representing the easternmost district of our state.

In the coach rides a witch, representing the other element, of magic and prophecy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to bring to mind by description," also "to symbolize, serve as a sign or symbol of; serve as the type or embodiment of;" from Old French representer "present, show, portray" (12c.), from Latin repraesentare "make present, set in view, show, exhibit, display," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + praesentare "to present," literally "to place before" (see present (v.)). Legislative sense is attested from 1650s. Related: Represented; representing.

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