Quotes of authoritative

  1. In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life. – J. M. Coetzee
  2. The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales. – Jonathan Dimbleby
  3. Again, we saw in Bosnia- we had U. N. peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage. The fact is they don't have the type of deliberate and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done. – Peter King
  4. It's very nice to be able to write something you don't have to get four other people to agree with before it can become authoritative – Brian Lamb
  5. The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government. – John L. Lewis
  6. I think children learn from example. I don't believe in raising them in an authoritative atmosphere. – Kent McCord
  7. As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy. – Nursultan Nazarbayev
  8. Just like Tim Robbins is very political- and obviously, Arnold Schwarzenegger must be- I want to be able to have this public personality that's considered authoritative – Christy Romano
  9. The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order. – Anna Garlin Spencer
  10. If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative – Barbara Walters

Usage examples for authoritative

  1. " Providence sent me here to save you," he said, with that gentle yet authoritative tone; " I am your providence, am I not, dearest? – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. But even Captain Eben's authoritative demand was ignored. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. This is not the first time in the Western world that historic and authoritative Christianity has been challenged. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  4. The voice, mocking and authoritative answered: Now, then, keep quiet. – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  5. Then he came back and confronted Walden with an authoritative yet kindly air. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. But the idea of law implies an intelligent, authoritative imponent of some kind. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  7. This far from ideal reading is an authoritative one, coming as it does from Chopin by way of Liszt. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  8. It is but reasonable to suppose that if an authoritative appeal for funds on behalf of National Opera were made, at least half of this money would be forthcoming for the purpose. – The Operatic Problem by William Johnson Galloway
  9. The paragraph comes from an authoritative source, you may be sure!" – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  10. Mr. Rae's voice, while perfectly courteous, was calmly authoritative – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  11. The general's voice became the least shade more authoritative – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  12. He rang the bell for his servant and gave his orders in quick, authoritative tones. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  13. Indeed, the methods current and authoritative with theologians and metaphysicians had actually prevented study of the physical universe. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  14. " But even," he exclaimed, passionately, " even in such hasty and crude manifestations of what is within me, as circumstances limited my powers, I know that I ought to have found from those who profess to be authoritative judges the encouragement of praise. – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. His voice was authoritative – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  16. A knot of youngsters had been joking one another, when this authoritative official approached. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  17. The people regarded him as a wise and indulgent parent, and wished to copy the spirit of their laws from the English original, although they received their obligation and authoritative force from their being the laws of the colony. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  18. He had the human fondness for a compliment when it was genuine and from an authoritative source, and I remember how pleased he was that winter with Prof. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  19. Kinnison's voice was not loud, but it had then a peculiarly carrying and immensely authoritative quality. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. She was dressed with the same authoritative fashion as Charmian, but not so simply. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells