Usage examples for mandate

  1. At the renewal of Mr. Pericles' peremptory mandate for her to sing, she could neither appeal to him, nor resist; but, raising her chest, she made her best effort, and then covered her face. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Appointed or royal mandate, it comes to the same thing. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  3. Now she was bound to respect her father's mandate or be packed off to a convent school. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  4. The instincts and affections of the citizens of Mississippi led them with great unanimity to the duty of maintaining and defending their State, without pausing to ask what would be the consequences of refusing obedience to its mandate. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  5. Was it the mandate of such men as these that he was carrying? – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. Since the war New Zealand has the " mandate" to govern them, and I hope they are happy. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  7. Then the stomach issues its mandate of hunger, and a new supply of food must be furnished. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  8. After a brief hesitation, he determined to bid defiance to the royal mandate, and set sail for Ireland. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  9. It is certain, however, that, in obeying the mandate of exile, Necker had no wish to exercise the advantage he possessed from his great popularity. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  10. It proves that while we have been disputing, one about the spontaneous origin of organisms, another as to what else there is in protoplasm, and so on, the common people have been in need of spiritual food; and the unsuccessful and rejected of art and science, in obedience to the mandate of adventurers who have in view the sole aim of profit, have begun to furnish the people with this spiritual food, and still so furnish them. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
  11. To have such a guest imposed on her was no small grievance, and nothing but her husband's absolute mandate could have induced her to come up with the maids who brought sheets for the bed, pillows, and the like needments. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  12. Well, it's a grand thing to have the royal mandate in one's pocket, isn't it? – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  13. Were his couriers carrying a similar mandate to the west coast? – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  14. In fact it was soon apparent they felt vastly sorry on Christopher's account that the mandate had been pronounced. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. The exchange was instantly made; for no one, there, was ever known to dispute a mandate that was uttered with the air of authority he then wore. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. " Doctor," he said curtly, when I was ushered into his tent, " you have twenty- four hours in which to leave camp-" Whether that mandate was a result of my joining in with the Colonial officers' criticism, or because my secret activity for Count Reitzenstein had been suspected, I cannot say. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  17. Then, as an imperial mandate is given, H. R. said to Miss Goodchild: " We're needed!" – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre