The road, both a participant in and a generator of vistas, becomes a surrogate for the human presence.
In an ordinary presidential election, the winner enjoys the right to call the shots on policy as the political surrogate for the electoral majority.
In representing American economic interests in the absence of a tangible American presence, Fort Union was a surrogate for federal authority.
Some Balts hoped that, if and when they joined the EU, it would be a surrogate for a formal military alliance.
she was regarded as the surrogate for the governor during his final illness
The sequence-structure distance can be interpreted as a surrogate for the difference in energies between an ancestral and a descendant protein.
Before enrollment in the study, each patient or the patient's designated healthcare surrogate provided written informed consent.
In addition, a modified version of the portfolio traveled to sixteen venues between 1935 and 1937, with the photographs serving as surrogates for the objects themselves.
Explorers became the conventional heroes of colonial Australia, surrogates for the warriors Australia did not have.
In contrast, in the local strategy, some biodiversity surrogates may not achieve their target.