• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Propone To propose; to bring forward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • propone To put forward; propose; propound.
    • propone In Scots law, to bring forward; state.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. proponere, to propose. See Propound


In literature:

This new imperialist expansion was not interpreted by its proponents as being exploitative.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
OPTIMIST, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Bacon was an extreme proponent of the inductive method of finding truths, e.g.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
There were those, however, who distrusted the Constitution and distrusted its proponents.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
And the bits of business that I have to propone to you are rather in the nature of being confidential.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The proponents of the social contract are in no better case.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
And among educated experts and professional proponents of worlds to be there is a general denial of its existence.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
In all debates the proponent has the right of opening and closing.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
The original proponent of the university theory pointed these out as just what might be found in classrooms.
"Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper
The proponents of the petition made out a strong case.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton

In news:

Admittedly, the proponents of a strong central government have won almost every battle.
University of Texas finance professor John Griffin and Jin Xu (who works at Roger Ibbotson's Zebra Capital Management) have some bad news for proponents of hedge funds in their new paper How Smart Are the Smart Guys.
A proposed federal law riles raw-milk proponents in Idaho.
Proponents of Initiative To Fill Unplanned Thousand Oaks City Council Vacancies Say They Have Enough Signatures To Put Issue On Ballot.
Proponents of film tax credits in Michigan should welcome scrutiny to validate incentives' value.
Home-school proponent well- versed in controversy.
Wage-hike proponents say no one should have to live on an annual minimum-wage income of $15,000 a year.
These are the buzzwords you often hear from Democrats and proponents of President Obama's plan for health-care reform.
It looks to me that the proponents of Obamacare generally fall into three categories.
Rest Cure Proponent Dr Silas Weir Mitchell.
One of the biggest proponents of Guns N' Roses reuniting was the band's original drummer Steven Adler, who was the first to exit the group due to substance abuse issues and who felt he had some unfinished business with the band.
Proponents of a regional aquatics center for the Tri-Cities have six weeks to come up with another site for the $35 million facility.
Gay marriage proponents, foes await SCOTUS decision.
The most enthusiastic proponents of that course are hawks like the so-called Three Amigos—Sens.
Vision2 proponents push jobs aspect of proposal.

In science:

Although the existence of a quasar host system is not acknowledged as counterevidence to ejection by the proponents of non-cosmological redshifts, ejection scenarios may still impose a number of interesting constraints on the properties of the hosts.
On quasar host galaxies as tests of non-cosmological redshifts
The proponents of these models need to address these results.
Quark Matter 2005 -- Theoretical Summary
Proponents may want to discuss what additional physics could be done with somewhat more protons, but they should understand that is beyond our present expectations for the beam.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
This is an appropriate goal for the proponents of the water Cherenkov technique when they write the full proposal.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
At this stage of simulation and understanding of PMT performance, the Homestake proponents consider the choice of smaller but larger numbers of tubes for granularity adequate for reconstructing the accelerator neutrino events.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study