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Surrogate   /sˈərəgət/  /sˈərəgˌeɪt/   Listen
Surrogate

noun
1.
Someone who takes the place of another person.  Synonyms: alternate, replacement.
2.
A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.  Synonym: deputy.



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"Surrogate" Quotes from Famous Books



... magic spoil for us the illusions of the green-room. Can any biography shed light on the localities into which the Midsummer Night's Dream admits me? Did Shakspeare confide to any notary or parish recorder, sacristan, or surrogate in Stratford, the genesis of that delicate creation? The forest of Arden, the nimble air of Scone Castle, the moonlight of Portia's villa, "the antres vast and desarts idle" of Othello's captivity,—where is the third ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII • John Lord

... raised to repress me; and great rising there was, and sending post every way to pick out the ablest ecclesiastical droles to prepare an answer. Never was such a hubbub made about a sorry book. One flattered himself with being at least a surrogate; another was so modest as to set up with being but a paritor; while the most generous hoped only to be graciously smiled upon at a good dinner; but the more hungry starvelings generally looked upon it as ...
— Calamities and Quarrels of Authors • Isaac D'Israeli

... of a chorus. Some small effects in the line of the picturesque can be achieved by means of costuming, marching and grouping, but the rest can be nothing but elocution,—a frosty appeal to the ethical sense, offered as a surrogate for the witchery of song and rhythmic motion. One may be pardoned for thinking that a good ballet would have served ...
— The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller • Calvin Thomas



Words linked to "Surrogate" :   backup, agent, vicegerent, substitute, backup man, stand-in, reliever, relief, fill-in, father surrogate, adoptive



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