And since there are few mental attributes more rare than that judicial faculty which can sit in intelligent judgment between two sides of a question, of which only one is represented by an advocate before it, truth has no chance but in proportion as every side of it, every opinion which embodies any fraction of the truth, not only finds advocates, but is so advocated as to be listened to.
I assured his honour, “that the law was a science in which I hadnot much conversed, further than by employing advocates, in vain,upon some injustices that had been done me: however, I would givehim all the satisfaction I was able.”
The most intolerant of churches, the Roman Catholic Church, even at the canonisation of a saint, admits, and listens patiently to, a "devil's advocate."
How could you imagine me an advocate for marriage without love?
Gilmore, an ardent libertarian, was to prove an eloquent advocate of electronic privacy issues, especially freedom from governmental and corporate computer-assisted surveillance of private citizens.
Bad luck had been watching the eloquent advocate from the moment he commenced his argument, and the ugly demon now pounced upon him as he stood, in anticipation of his triumph, on the ramparts of his Gibraltar.
This article made a great deal of noise, and, being copied into all the papers, seriously depressed the advocates of the rash tourist.
Near us some men, many of them officers, formed a sort of claque to cheer the advocates of Neutrality.