Usage examples for comity

  1. With a right comity of arrangement no nation need be shut away from a free access to the open paths of the world's commerce. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  2. It is true, the more genial spokesmen of the project are given to the view that what is to come of it all is a comity of neutral nations, amicably adjusting their own relations among themselves in a spirit of peace and good- will. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  3. That such conflicts are so infrequent is mainly due to a spirit of comity, which the judges of each sovereignty should and generally do show to those of the other. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  4. And so it came to pass that within the same minute that Fred raised his rifle, the Winnebago who sat in the middle waved his hand toward him as a sign of comity. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  5. Thim that takes two goes on th' comity iv th' wave iv rayform. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  6. Above the din of battle I heard a voice emerging from Geordie's head, which head emerged from his opponent's oxter- " Dinna mark me, Jock, dinna mark me; for we're gaun to hae the bairn baptized i' the kirk the morn," and I knew not which to admire more, Geordie's moral versatility, or the beautiful comity of war. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  7. And one disorderly imp of the mind will upset the whole comity of sleep. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  8. " Th' comity was disthracted. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  9. Between nations extradition is regarded as a matter of comity, and is based upon special treaty. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  10. Concession to the claims and pretensions of the other pacific nations is likely to go farther than might once have been expected, particularly in the way of concession to any demand for greater international comity and less international discrimination; essentially concession looking to a reduction of national pretensions and an incipient neutralisation of national interests. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  11. This comity is subtle and intangible in character, yet it exists, and under certain circumstances it is capable of momentous manifestations. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  12. And if again some great man could arise in England, who could see and correct the follies of his nation in their conduct as to us, and by exercising justice and comity towards ours, bring both into a state of temperate and useful friendship, it is possible we might thus attain the place we ought to occupy between these two nations, without being degraded to the condition of mere partisans of either. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. The International Bureau of American Republics is doing a broad and useful work for Pan American commerce and comity. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. She had forced her way into the comity of the great nations. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  15. If the defendant be served outside of the state of Nevada, either personally or by publication and mailing, and should not make an appearance in the case, the case goes by default and the decree, which is held valid in most cases as a matter of comity, is seriously questioned in the states of New York, Massachusetts and Illinois. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  16. Anny information I possess I'll keep tucked away in this large an' commodjous mind cage, an' not be dealin' it out to th' likes iv ye, as though I was a comity iv th' Civic Featheration, ' he says. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne