Usage examples for abrogation

  1. But we may give him the credit of the policy of abrogation which he afterwards adopted, for such a policy was necessary to enable him to cover or justify his actions which, like those of even the best of men, were marked by inconsistency. – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  2. For, if they should grow to be frequent, in what would they differ from an abrogation of the rule itself? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. If piety consisted in the defence of these- if it was impious to struggle for their abrogation I have indeed led an ungodly life.... – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  4. Still these " hard terms" were too lenient for the Ultras, who roared against the treaty of Limerick, and demanded its abrogation – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  5. When circumstances, rather than any selection of his own, indicate the future occupant of any office, this abrogation of his patronage is the greatest blessing in the world to him. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  6. The abrogation of part of the agreement would be equivalent to abrogation of the whole, leaving American citizens in China without adequate treaty protection. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  7. But that the Lord taught the internal spiritual man, is known from his precepts, and from the abrogation of the rituals which served only for the use of the natural man; from his precepts respecting washing, as denoting the purification of the internal man, Matt. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  8. The abrogation of this compromise, which had been looked upon as a sacred compact, convinced a majority of the Northern people that the system of slavery was filled with the spirit of aggressiveness and determined to spread itself into all the Territories. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  9. Justice cannot admit the abrogation of the law, but mercy pleads for a temperament of it. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  10. He consecrated his vigorous pen to the cause of Abolition, and contributed much to create that public sentiment which demanded the abrogation of the traffic. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  11. It was a plea for the abrogation of all political disabilities. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  12. The cross of Christ is the abrogation of the Law; the cross of Christ is the victory over principalities and powers. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  13. He received the homage of Zeeland at Roemerswaal, of Holland at Geertruidenburg, and seized the occasion to announce the abrogation of the Great Privilege, and at the same time restored the Grand Council at Mechlin. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  14. I plied him with questions as to the ideas of his sect, but he for his part could make nothing clear to me except the doctrine of self- annihilation in prayer, by which the devout worshipper was absorbed into the Godhead; a doctrine from which flowed naturally the abrogation of stated hours of prayer, since the mood of absorption could not be had at command. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  15. Within the first two years after the abrogation of the cruel Danish penal code, there were six hundred conversions to the Catholic faith. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  16. Napoleon consented also to the abrogation of the treaties of 1778, but only upon condition that the new treaty should contain no provision for the settlement of claims for indemnity. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  17. It may fairly be said that the credit of Parliament and of the nation was concerned in the abrogation of laws so ridiculously oppressive, and not the less obnoxious for being practically invalid. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  18. Whether it be owing to the stock from which we were derived, or to the practical working of our institutions, or to the abrogation of the technical " law of honor," which draws a sharp line between the personally responsible class of " gentlemen" and the unnamed multitude of those who are not expected to risk their lives for an abstraction,- whatever be the cause, we have no such aristocracy here as that which grew up out of the military systems of the Middle Ages. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)