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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNREPRESENTATIVE

It was dignified and not unrepresentative of his standing in the company.

First of all, why do men vaguely feel that the House of Commons is unrepresentative?

I declare my belief that we are suffering not from a too extended ballot, but from one too limited and unrepresentative.

As a deliberative body, convocation has done much useful work, but it suffers considerably from its unrepresentative nature.

According to whether they like it or do not like it, I hope they will consider it a representative or an unrepresentative sample.

I declare my belief that we are suffering, not from a too extended ballot, but from one too limited and unrepresentative.

Our so-called representative system is unrepresentative in a deeper way than the reformers who talk about the money power imagine.

But it seemed unwise and unrepresentative to frame one's policy of selection too rigidly on that score.

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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