spokes·​per·​son | \ˈspōks-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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a statement from the company's spokesperson the spokesperson for the protesting students presented their demands to the administration

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In December, a spokesperson at the US Embassy in Vietnam told the Atlantic that the US had again reinterpreted the agreement. Dara Lind, Vox, "The shift would affect thousands of immigrants who’ve been ordered deported — generally for committing crimes — but not legal immigrants or citizens.," 12 Dec. 2018 What’s key to remember about this policy, a Facebook spokesperson tells The Verge, is that Groups and Pages should be spared from censorship, so long as there aren’t narcs in the group. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "No, Facebook’s updated sex policy doesn’t prohibit discussing your sexual orientation," 6 Dec. 2018 Kim and a spokesperson for Carolina Herrera declined to comment. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender told The Herald Live that police are examining the rifles found at the scene to see if they have been used in other poaching crimes. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Lions killed poachers, leaving behind shoes, rifles and 'not much' else, officials say," 5 July 2018 Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has repeatedly denied all previous allegations of non-consensual acts since women began accusing him of misconduct in October. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Harvey Weinstein Indicted on Even More Sex-Crime Charges," 2 July 2018 Second, a UConn spokesperson has told media that Ollie’s attorneys caused the disclosure of the transcript. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Breaking Down Kevin Ollie's Case Against UConn and the University's Likely Defenses," 29 June 2018 Thursday afternoon, a Pentagon spokesperson told the Post that the DOD intends to support HHS’s request. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Pentagon Is Making Room for 20,000 Immigrant Children on Military Bases," 21 June 2018 At the time, a spokesperson for Tesla said that none of the individuals ever brought up these claims with their superiors. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Black Tesla factory workers describe racism and discrimination, NYT reports," 30 Nov. 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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: a man or woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


spokes·​per·​son | \ˈspōks-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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