Usage examples for proxy

  1. They were close to Anne in every way; they represented her by proxy; they had letters from her written in the far- off town in Canada; she loved them, she encouraged them, she envied them. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. This circumstance drew together an amazing concourse of people to witness the ceremony, which, on the bride's part, was literally performed by proxy. – Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb by W. R. Roe
  3. This little dialogue by proxy became a daily ceremonial. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  4. All the neighbors were there, either in person or by proxy. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  5. But it was pretty, that, being a Protestant, a man stood by and was my Proxy to answer for me. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  6. The marriage had been performed by proxy in July, and it was then provided that the princess was to come to England. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  7. These lightly- come- by titles, which Mr. Fatpurse selects, perhaps by proxy, can scarcely play the guide, philosopher and friend in crucial moments as do the books- long coveted, joyously attained- that are welcomed into the lives, and not merely the libraries, of us others who are at once poorer and richer. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  8. She had heard of marriage by proxy, and this might be one; for in her state of alarm she was ready to accept any idea, preposterous though it might seem. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. The Queen elected a proxy, and it is recorded of him whom she chose that he " produced the ring without injuring his hand, in spite of the fire under the caldron being so intense that the water boiled over." – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  10. And granting even that Gurth were safe from whatever danger he individually might incur, did it become him to accept the proxy? – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. It died with them and with those in whom they confided; but it is probable that during Buckingham's first visit to Paris something was suspected, and that this was the real reason of the refusal to receive him as the proxy of the King of England. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  12. Everybody seemed to look to Mrs. Reeves as a sort of proxy housekeeper, and I wondered what they would have done without her. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  13. The privilege of voting by proxy has also disappeared. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  14. Nor, though the bridegroom was absent and both betrothal and wedding would have to be by proxy, was he unknown. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  15. And I now constitute you my proxy to declare these sentiments if the occasion shall require. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  16. Men are here married- by proxy- to others than the actual living wife, sometimes with her consent, sometimes without it. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  17. As to the exact purpose of this expedition, I was not very clear; but I knew that I was acting as Thorndyke's proxy and thrilled with pride at the thought. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  18. But he couldn't have chosen a better proxy. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  19. I don't know any lady well enough to marry her- and I sure can't think of any female lady that would marry me- not even by proxy! – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. The author of Lost Sir Massingberd and By Proxy may be trusted to invent his own stories. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang