poster child

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poster child a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
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Usage

In literature:

Anyone who has ever watched a child's eyes wander into sleep knows what posterity is.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
Anyone who has ever watched a child's eyes wander into sleep knows what posterity is.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
Certainly the designers of these posters are not students of child nature.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
A poster may be the work of one child or of a group.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
He might not have done anything for posterity, but he had provided magnificently for his child and widow.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
In presenting the Seigneur with a child, half-peasant, half-lord, the mother gave up her own life for his posterity.
"The Lady of the Mount" by Frederic S. Isham
Hence it is said his posterity bore the serpent and child as their ensign.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In news:

Atlanta Is The Poster Child For What Ails US Office Market.
Earmark Reform Poster Child .
Schock could be next ' poster child ' for GOP, LaHood says.
Poster child ' of the system.
Teresa Weaver, Poster Child of the 'Book Review' Era.
Vineland's DUI Poster Child Arrested — Again.
Foodborne Illness Victim Becomes a Poster Child For Change.
The Chevrolet Volt is again cast in its familiar role as the poster child of President Obama's socialist meddling in the free automotive market.
Before there was Sean Kingston or Sean Paul, there was Shaggy : dancehall reggae's original poster child.
He is the poster child for the two-handed bowling crowd.
Kate Moss may have been the poster child for the early 90s Grunge era, known around the world for her "heroin chic" look, but the supermodel claims she never even touched the drug.
With a wonderful family and a career getting hotter by the minute, Jason Aldean is a self-described "poster child" for going after your dreams.
Catherine Zeta-Jones doesn't want to be the "poster child" for bipolar sufferers.
Solyndra was once the poster child for the stimulus package.
A look at the struggles that Bennie Veliz, the poster child for the DREAM Act, has encountered to fulfill her dream.
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In science:

In our opinion, this is due to the fact that the computational structure of the method, with its two levels of “element” and “individual degree of freedom”, is very well-suited to the GPU a priori–better even than finite-difference methods, which are often cited as a “GPU poster child”.
High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods by GPU Metaprogramming
The poster-child for QGP production at RHIC may be the observation of jet quenching 11 , illustrated in Fig. 2 13 .
Summary of ICHEP 2004
For the poster-child low-dark-matter galaxy, NGC 3379, there are not yet many GC velocities, but they do reach to much larger radii than the PNe.
Kinematics of Globular Cluster Systems
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