Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
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As proponents have in the past, DeGroot emphasized not the eminent-domain power the blighted-area designation gives the village, but rather the financial advantages the measure confers.
The laws have drawn criticism from a range of observers, including gun-rights proponents and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Photo: Jackie Molloy for The Wall Street Journal Indeed, even some Garment District proponents have given up space there, pressured by rising real-estate costs.
Metz and other proponents of the law say pushing state and local governments to the forefront of that effort will help spur broader acceptance of electric vehicles.
Alleva and other proponents cite as reasons additional revenue streams, a potential boost in attendance and the curtailing of binge drinking at tailgating events and incidents inside the venues.
Several servers who oppose the ballot measure pressed proponents on why there weren’t more vocal supporters of Initiative 77 who currently work in the restaurant industry.
Idaho and Utah are very likely to hold Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives this November, and proponents in Nebraska have until July to certify an initiative of their own.
Even Mac proponents regarded OS X as little better than a beta.
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Proponent comes from the same Latin word as propose, so a proponent is someone who proposes something, or at least supports it by speaking and writing in favor of it. Thus, for example, proponents of casinos argue that they create jobs, whereas proponents of a casino ban—that is, casino opponents—argue that they're corrupting and they take money away from people who can't afford it. As a rule, just about anything important that gets proposed also gets opposed.
PROPONENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proponent for English Language Learners
: a person who argues for or supports something
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