Usage examples for authoritative

  1. His voice was authoritative. – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  2. " 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mr. Rae's voice, while perfectly courteous, was calmly authoritative. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  6. She was dressed with the same authoritative fashion as Charmian, but not so simply. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  7. But even Captain Eben's authoritative demand was ignored. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. The general's voice became the least shade more authoritative. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  9. 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
  10. A knot of youngsters had been joking one another, when this authoritative official approached. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  11. The paragraph comes from an authoritative source, you may be sure!" – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  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. Kinnison's voice was not loud, but it had then a peculiarly carrying and immensely authoritative quality. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  14. Then he came back and confronted Walden with an authoritative yet kindly air. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  15. The voice, mocking and authoritative, answered: Now, then, keep quiet. – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  16. But the idea of law implies an intelligent, authoritative imponent of some kind. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  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. 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