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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 President said he also trusts the Filipino people would choose the continuity of reforms and would even campaign for the administration standard-bearer.
The standard-bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, said he holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Infrastructure Business Management and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Building Service Engineering, just as the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Mr James Olugbenga Akintola, holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree and M.Sc.
The Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer earlier filed a petition before the Commission on Elecrions to declare his namesake a nuisance candidate.
HICK: Great enigma; McCAGUE: Failure; WHITE: England pride; CADDICK: 234 Test wickets; AFZAAL: Standard-bearer
When Bohl ponders the fate of modernism and the final destiny of its ideals, he has at the back of his mind, say, certain carpets with Josef Albers--like squares produced by IKEA, the home-furnishings store from the land that remains the standard-bearer for the welfare state, a treasure trove of social-democratic interior decoration.
These events, and the perils that they created for the republic, were discussed and analyzed in great detail, as were such domestic issues as the establishment of a new office of permanent standard-bearer of justice (Piero Soderini), and the perennial problem of raising money to defend the city and its dominion.
So why doesn't Jesse Jackson figure into this scenario as a standard-bearer? There's a simple answer.
The appointment raised Camacho's political standing, and he effectively supplanted Colosio as the standard-bearer for the poor and downtrodden.
Sabi ko, sige I-accept ko s'ya as a visitor here but I cannot fully support her kasi may standard-bearer ang LP, Alfelor told reporters before Poe's visit.
Manila, Philippines Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero is in no rush to join the bandwagon of presidential hopefuls even as some political parties are now in a haste to find a standard-bearer to pitch for the 2016 May national elections.
Too analytical, introspective, even principled to be lumped in with any school, he is nevertheless claimed by a range of artists who see him as a rare standard-bearer in a morass of contemporary styles that seem increasingly defined by the subordination of artistic invention to the latest wrinkle in critical mores.
Hilario Davide III has expressed support for Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Mar Roxas II while suspended Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is supporting vice president Jejomar Binay.
San Juan City -- Mayor Guia Gomez on Monday threw her support for presidential aspirant Mar Roxas, giving a major boost to the candidacy of the Liberal Party standard-bearer.
THE presidential sisters-and yes, including Kris Aquino-are solidly behind Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas.
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