candidate

Part of speech: noun

A nominee or aspirant for any position.

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Usage examples "candidate":

  1. And aloud she said: " You know, Herr Rennschmidt, I am sitting here trembling in my shoes like a poor, unlucky candidate for an examination! - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. I shall not change my candidate because my son's interests demand it. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
  3. One of the members, who was a candidate for senator in the spring of 1784, found it necessary to resign in order to save his chances for election. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.