But you don't use a proxy when you have the ability to search on the actual variable.
Charm may be persuasive in the courting process, but it's not a proxy for saying "I do."
Internet access is intermittent on proxy servers and he had to send this to me in pieces.
Benjamin Sarlin on the latest skirmish in an online Mideast proxy war.
People see him as a proxy for themselves as they go through their hardships.
I am writing nonsense now, and as henceforth I can only be foolish by proxy, I had better stop.
The blessing was pronounced by Gardiner, and the proxy marriage was completed.
Although the marriage had been performed in Ferrara by proxy, Alexander wished the service to be said again in Rome.
You will wed her—she will bear your name; but you will marry her by proxy, and I shall be your proctor.
It enabled him to make a long arm, as it were, and manipulate the matter in effect without a proxy.
early 15c., proccy, prokecye, "agency of one who acts instead of another; letter of power of attorney," contraction of Anglo-French procuracie (c.1300), from Medieval Latin procuratia "administration," from Latin procuratio "a caring for, management," from procurare "manage" (see procure). Also cf. proctor (n.). Meaning "person who acts in place of another" is from 1610s.
A process that accepts requests for some service and passes them on to the real server. A proxy may run on dedicated hardware or may be purely software. It may transform the request in some way or provide some additional layer of functionality such as caching or remote access. A proxy may be intended to increase security, e.g. a web proxy that allows multiple clients inside an organisation to access the Internet through a single secure, shared connection.