Origin of standard-bearer
Related formsstand·ard-bear·er·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for standard-bearer
This is the profile of someone who can make it through the primaries and emerge as a standard-bearer for the party.
Again the standard-bearer was Thurmond, who campaigned hard for the conservative icon.The Republican Party’s Race Problem and Strom Thurmond’s Legacy|Jordan Michael Smith|September 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Republican standard-bearer could transform the race during the debates.GOP Civil War Is Coming as Mitt Romney Campaign Flails in Video’s Wake|Robert Shrum|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There have been other conventions that fell dutifully into line behind the standard-bearer without an excess of affection.Mitt Romney, Distant Presence at the Republican Convention|Howard Kurtz|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He has been cast as the standard-bearer for the economic oligarchs, the apologist for the top 1% of the top 1%.
"Haven't the slightest idea," murmured the standard-bearer of the Democratic party, hopelessly.The Booming of Acre Hill|John Kendrick Bangs
According to a family tradition, Adam de Blencowe was standard-bearer to the Baron.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
I am, in a certain sense, made the standard-bearer in behalf of the Republicans.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Three|Abraham Lincoln
When all cuckolds shall be at a general rendezvous, thou shouldst be their standard-bearer.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
Fouch as the republican standard-bearer had already avowed himself against the principle and practice of heredity.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane