Usage examples for acquiesce

  1. It was no longer " I keep my word, therefore you must keep yours," but " I will acquiesce in your breaking your word, if you will allow me to break mine." – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  2. In fine, Critias represented to Lysander that the Lacedaemonians could never securely enjoy the dominion of Greece, till the Athenian democracy was absolutely destroyed; and though now the people of Athens seemed quietly and patiently to submit to so small a number of governors, yet so long as Alcibiades lived, the knowledge of this fact would never suffer them to acquiesce in their present circumstances. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. To this I was obliged to acquiesce. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  4. What they should do rests with the politicians: it is their part to suggest, the labourer's to acquiesce. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  5. It was the original intention of Park's father to educate him for the Scottish church, for which he appeared to be well fitted by his studious habits and the serious turn of his mind; but, his son having made choice of the medical profession, he was readily induced to acquiesce. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  6. This reversal of the usual way of regarding things might so resemble an empty playing with abstractions that even those against whom it is directed would acquiesce in the harmless aspect I give it, if practical consequences were not connected with it. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  7. I hope it will not be supposed that, on the one hand, I necessarily agree or acquiesce in those opinions which I do not expressly mention for the purpose of saying I differ from them, or, on the other hand, that I differ from those opinions in which I do not go out of my way to express agreement. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  8. So, in spite of my abhorrence of the act, I was led at last, out of my very love to him, and regard for his future, to acquiesce in his plan. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  9. Julia rose to her feet, there was no choice left to her but to acquiesce; from her heart she wished he would leave the basket and go alone; she wished even that he would be rude to her, she felt that then he would have been nearer her level and her father's. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  10. I suppose I expected Chichester to acquiesce. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  11. Mr. Thouvenel politely but logically refuses to acquiesce in Mr. Seward's demand concerning the belligerents. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  12. Everything seemed to acquiesce in the profound repose of Nature. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  13. I should gladly acquiesce in the motion made by Mr. Macpherson, if I thought it possible to frame a letter to the Begums in any terms which should at the same time convey the intimation proposed by it and not defeat the purpose of it, or be productive of evils greater than any which exist in consequence of the proceedings which have already taken place, and which time has almost obliterated. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  14. Believe me that I appreciate it and that I am willing, to a certain extent, to acquiesce in it. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. They had reason to believe that, after he should be received, the Emperor would be reconciled to the measure, and that by his intercession the King of Spain would be likewise induced to acquiesce. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. He didn't even seem trying to make a merit of his refusal to acquiesce in that sordid point of view. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  17. " A schooner often carry a royal," returned the black, resolute to acquiesce in all the other said. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. And it will avail any church little to have a dozen settlement houses while her members acquiesce in a State which refuses to relieve her citizens from sickness and poverty. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009