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Usage examples for premier

  1. The increase was only twelve, and a Premier often creates within a year as many legislators on his own account, who, with their successors, are responsible to no one for their public conduct. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  2. I know the vain, stiff mind of the premier; he will lose temper, he will tender his resignation; to his astonishment, it will be accepted. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book III by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. Following them came a great number of notable men to kneel before her and kiss her hand, among them the Duke of Wellington and the Premier, Lord Melbourne. – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  4. Mr. Theodore Schreiner, the brother of the Cape Premier, in a letter to the " Cape Times," November, 1899, described a conversation he had some seventeen years ago with Mr. Reitz, then a judge, afterwards President of the Orange Free State, and now State Secretary of the Transvaal, in which Mr. Reitz admitted that it was his object to overthrow the British power and expel the British flag from South Africa. – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  5. Defeated, 1868; two years later elected and again became premier. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  6. It is more than likely that the wife of the Premier would be exceedingly careful not to discuss any political question in this company. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  7. Fox, who was now the head of the Rockingham section of the Whigs, had, before the death of the late premier, been on the point of refusing to serve any longer with Lord Shelburne, and he now very promptly refused to serve under him. – Burke by John Morley
  8. I am on the horns of expectation- 'Mon premier- ' After all, it is not so funny as I thought, I answer, brusquely. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  9. I am inclined to think that the Premier should always sit in your House. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  10. Of the two, St. Denis is much the older foundation, and from the point of view of romance and sentiment holds perhaps the premier place, as well. – The Cathedrals of Northern France by Francis Miltoun
  11. H. H. Asquith, premier and first lord of the treasury. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  12. By the fireplace sat Jason, and beside him, on the hearthrug, stood the Premier. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  13. Dick Seddon, the Premier of New Zealand, had once visited them, and I noticed his portrait that he had given them fastened to a post in their hut. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  14. The young regent was prudent and virtuous, as was usual with the men of his august house during their earlier years, and the premier noble was a man of rare intelligence and integrity. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  15. I doubt, even, whether our friend Maraton would be a successful Premier. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. The more reason why you should tell the premier you can't! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  17. The model has its representative of a sovereign; its Ministers, who comprise the Executive Council with the Colonial Secretary as Premier; its Parliament, the Legislative Assembly; its Bishop of London, who is represented by the Colonial Chaplain, the dignitary of the Church in those parts. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
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