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Definitions of authorities

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Usage examples for authorities

  1. " Well, anyhow, you come from outside; tell somebody- one of the authorities, if need be," said an indignant voice. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  2. I should have taken them all on board and delivered them up to the authorities. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. Miss Paula may go when she pleases- the authorities have instructions. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  4. Hand it over to the authorities? – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  5. Madame la Comtesse de Godollo, to whom I read a few pages last night, told me that the pamphlet was likely to get me into trouble with the authorities; but I wouldn't allow what she said to have any influence upon me." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  6. That, of course, was 'anded over to the authorities. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  7. " Then he ought to put the matter in the hands of the proper authorities," Millicent said decidedly. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  8. But local authorities had too often been against witches. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  9. When he said good- bye to his host, the teacher took Chekhov's small, dry hand with its thin fingers in both his own, and, shaking it, said:- I came to you as though I were going to the authorities, in fear and trembling ... – Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin I. A. Bunin
  10. Then I sent Grampus to rouse up the authorities, whose aid I required. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. It owed much to the general atmosphere of the century, to the habit of drawing phrase, illustration, idea, not merely from the vernacular or from classical authorities, but from the great writers of earlier European literature. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  12. I should think the authorities had a right to demand the information? – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  13. While both the colonists and their leaders claimed that a teacher of their own nationality can get better results in her work than a native teacher, because of her intimate knowledge of the colonists and their children, the school authorities and the native neighbors did not believe there was any difference. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  14. Cantu's Universal History will furnish all the authorities from which the details we have given and many others of the same kind are derived. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  15. In this list, those preterits and participles which are supposed to be preferable, and best supported by authorities, are placed first. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. The throng had grown so great the authorities began to be concerned. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
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