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standard-bearer

1. A military member who carries the flag of their unit. The soldier marched proudly, flag in hand, as the standard-bearer of his unit.
2. The widely-accepted leader of a cause, movement, or ideology. She rose above her contemporaries to become the standard-bearer of the women's rights movement.

the standard bearer

COMMON The standard bearer of a group of people or a belief is a person who represents them. He saw himself as the standard bearer of the right of the party. She's become very much the standard bearer for traditional, family values. Note: A standard is a flag with badges or symbols on it, which represent a person or organization. In the past, a standard bearer was the person who led an army into battle carrying a standard.
See also: bearer, standard
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The Lockerbie ROM line-up - who will be sashed at the crowning evening in a few months time - includes Cornet Mark Walker-Jones, Cornet's Lass is Sam Howatson and Standard Bearer Kate Anderson.
The standard bearer of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Fatai Akinade Akinbade holds PGD, while his running mates submitted LLB, BL, LLM credentials.
He said the LP members will respect whatever will be President Aquino's decision on who will be the LP's standard bearer for the 2016 presidential elections.
He had been a standard bearer for the Harborne and Quinton branches and had just won a Birmingham county standard bearer competition.
The prince, pictured, will say: "As a country, we are rightly proud of our industrial heritage, but we should also celebrate our continued success as the standard bearer of quality manufacturing and engineering throughout the world.
But the most annoying "custom" which developed at the National Memorial was the placing of the standard bearers with their backs to the memorial, so that when they dipped their standards they dipped them towards the crowd.
Kate Anderson will take on the role of Standard Bearer.
UP featured former Vice President Boakai and former Speaker Emmanuel James Nuquay on its ticket as standard bearer and vice standard bearer in the 2017 polls.
Former Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon Adejare Bello has said a former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; ex-deputy governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore and others, who have parted ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would come back to the opposition party, if he emerges as the standard bearer of his party ahead September 22 gubernatorial poll.
Mark Enverga confirmed on Tuesday, the date of the planned meeting with Duterte, standard bearer of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, which would be at the NPC's Quezon City clubhouse.
Standing near the foot of the Night Stair, it is a dramatic tombstone to Flavinus, a standard bearer in a Roman cavalry troop in the 1st Century.
The next day, Sunday, July 9 the venerable New York Times ran a headline on page 27, "Mother and 2 Girls Killed in Fire in a Queens House." Not until paragraph seven did the standard bearer of American journalism mention that a heated argument, supposedly "over rent," took place between Lakeisha and a tenant (described as a crack-head) only four hours prior to the discovery of the fire.
The NPP produced the vice standard-bearer, Jewel Howard-Taylor, while the CDC produced the standard bearer, George Manneh Weah.
Edgar Erice on Sunday said the party could only choose between Aquino and Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as their standard bearer for the 2016 elections
LEST WE FORGET...a standard bearer at the ceremony in St Peter's Square to mark the memorial unveiling.
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