Usage examples for provisional

  1. For thus it was that the Southron garrisons had provisional themselves; by robbing the poor of their bread; and, when they resisted, firing their dwellings, and punishing the refractory with death. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. It is true that following the surrender the Parliamentary commissioners agreed with the representatives of the people on a provisional government for Virginia, but the bonds that held Virginia to England had lost much of the cement of love and tradition. – Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 by Wilcomb E. Washburn
  3. In particular the Reichstag shall be substituted for the National Assembly, the Reichsrat for the States' Committee, and for the President of the Realm, elected under the act for the Provisional Government, a President of the Realm elected in virtue of this Constitution. – The New Germany by George Young
  4. And why necessary to move back and forth between the two provisional standpoints? – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  5. The license to dwell in Rome was provisional and for many centuries it was renewed every year. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  6. How then can a State become a party to this temporary and provisional paper if it is not a party to the permanent and definitive document? – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  7. This is the origin of provisional orders. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  8. I remarked, that soon after the signature of our provisional treaty with Great Britain, the Ambassador of the Emperor and the Russian Minister were very uneasy, and exceedingly inquisitive to know whether there would be a general Congress or not, sounding me on that subject on a supposition, that I should be advised of it by Dr Franklin. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  9. Are you asking me to be married in a provisional wedding? – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  10. It was this speech which kindled Elgin into a passion and made him bid Grey renounce for himself and his leader the habit of telling the colonies that the colonial is a provisional existence. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  11. Without other ambition than that of being useful to my country, I announce my arrival to the members of the Provisional Government, and assure them of my devotion to the cause which they represent." – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  12. For convenience I shall tell of the Provisional Government of Oregon before I speak concerning Dr. McLoughlin's land claim. – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  13. I may be wrong, but that's my provisional conjecture. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  14. Its progress was attended by the fall, in April, 1906, of the Gautsch ministry and, six weeks later, by that of its provisional successor. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  15. Hulot, whose experience was known to the government, had provisional control in the departments of the Orne and Mayenne. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  16. It is true this military government is to be only provisional but it is through this temporary evil that a greater evil is to be made perpetual. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. Therefore the first bill which passed the provisional Congress provided for receiving troops for short periods- as my memory serves, for sixty days. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  18. I recommended, however, a provisional cessation of the submarine war on the basis of an oral agreement with the American Government. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  19. The provisional government began to be seriously alarmed lest Buonaparte should, by some desperate effort, escape from Malmaison, and once more place himself at the head of a considerable armed force. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart