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Usage examples for sanction

  1. " A man of realization does not perform any miracle until he receives an inward sanction," Master explained. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  2. The case requires, and the law and the Constitution sanction, this punishment. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  3. Does not marriage only sanction motherhood, even though conceived in hatred, in compulsion? – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  4. No sooner was her conduct approved than she tried to win a general sanction. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  5. All classes of citizens here have welcomed it with joy, which will be renewed when it is sent back with the sanction of the French government. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  6. He can only enter upon this work under the sanction of Divine authority. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  7. A sanction for the law sometimes provided is that the judge cannot draw his salary until he has made oath that he is in no default. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  8. This love was a holy thing to him, and so much of it as he could not have with the sanction of holy authority he would not now attempt at all to secure. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  9. When Cassius went about soliciting friends to engage in this design against Caesar, all whom he tried readily consented, if Brutus would be head of it; for their opinion was that the enterprise wanted not hands or resolution, but the reputation and authority of a man such as he was, to give as it were the first religious sanction, and by his presence, if by nothing else, to justify the undertaking; that without him they should go about this action with less heart, and should lie under greater suspicions when they had done it, for, if their cause had been just and honorable, people would be sure that Brutus would not have refused it. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  10. The latter would consider, for instance, what Luther did, taught, or sanctioned: the former, what Luther,- a Luther,- would now do, teach, and sanction. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  11. I cannot sanction such robbery. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  12. Some few men and women of the highest rank might rejoice in the same distinction, but only if they had obtained the Inca's sanction. – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  13. For certain, in those matters, the reason has put a sanction on the conscience. – The Village Wife's Lament by Maurice Hewlett
  14. The letter lay there; I dared not send it without my father's sanction. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. On showing good cause for such a course, any person, as in Scotland, with the sanction of the Commissioners, to send two medical men to test the condition of any patient under control. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  16. Not more than three or four days, I should imagine; and now I must consult you upon a plan which my uncle and myself have formed, but for which we require your sanction, and Ellen's consent. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  17. My sister will surely do nothing that her brother cannot sanction?" – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  18. If you won't come to me without the sanction of the law, I will wait while you get it. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
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