[p_ɹ_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ], [pɹˈɒksɪ], [pɹˈɒksɪ]

Definitions of proxy:

  1.   The agency of one who acts for another: one who acts for another, or the writing by which he is deputed. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   The agency of another who acts as a substitute; one deputed to act for another; a writing granting this power; substitute. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   An agent; substitute; act empowering an agent. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   To vote or act by the agency of another. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The person who is substituted to act for another; the agency of a substitute; the writing by which one person is authorised to vote for another. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   A person with authority to act for another; the document by which one person is authorized to act or vote for another. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for proxy:

  1. I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can't quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me. – Eric Bogosian

Usage examples for proxy:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. All the neighbors were there, either in person or by proxy – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  4. “ 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
  5. But he couldn't have chosen a better proxy – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  6. The privilege of voting by proxy has also disappeared. ” – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. This little dialogue by proxy became a daily ceremonial. ” – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac

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