Usage examples for licence

  1. At present, she induced her husband to intervene with the Government so that the printing licence might be granted without delay. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  2. For the moment she forgot all about the licence, and turned upon Mr Elsworthy with an emphasis which almost drive that troubled citizen to his knees. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  3. Two days afterwards an announcement appeared in The Times, and the world learnt that Robert Henley and Miss Rhoda Parnell had been married at the British Embassy at Paris by special licence by the Bishop of Oronoco. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  4. Leave out the two " general" shops, the greengrocer's and the " off licence"; leave out also the one where the agent and collector lives, that leaves us forty- one houses of nine rooms let out as furnished apartments. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  5. I will marry you when you like, to- morrow, whenever you can get a licence. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  6. The old laws of hospitality still give this licence to a stranger. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  7. The merchant ships which had been detained at that port and Carlshamn, as also the colonial produce and other British property, had been by his firm and temperate conduct released and sent under licence to various ports on the Continent. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  8. Our largest licence somehow didn't stray toward Brown. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  9. Chief among the exciting causes were the repressive measures of Camden and the licence of the Militia and Yeomanry. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  10. At one time all the ships trading in the China Seas had a licence to carry a certain quantity of firearms for purposes of defence. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  11. Marriage by Special Licence. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge