Usage examples for sequestration

  1. It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. But in such cases two great differences arose in the treatment of the royalists; first, that the report was colored according to the interest which a man possessed, or other private means for biassing the commissioners; secondly, that often, when money could not be raised on mortgage to meet the sequestration, it became necessary to sell a family estate suddenly, and. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  3. My very sequestration of the papers may excite Salome's suspicions. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  4. 7- Whatever may be the state of the relations of this Republic with Great Britain, this undertaking, its funds and property, and the men employed in it, shall never under any pretext be an object of sequestration, indemnification, nor guarantee of any kind of reclamations or reprisals, which may occur between the two nations, but rather during the whole term of the contract until its dissolution, it shall be under the protection of the laws as if such misunderstandings did not exist; but the navigation may be temporally suspended and with it the term of the privilege, if the defence of the Republic or other similar interests should so require. – Observations on the Present State of the Affairs of the River Plate by Thomas Baines
  5. The second cause was the exactions of the tithemongers, who were described by this English writer as " harpies who squeezed out the very vitals of the people, and by process, citation, and sequestration, dragged from them the little which the landlord had left them." – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  6. This official then took medical advice about the sick person, and if the leprosy was certified ordered the sequestration of the invalid. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  7. He likewise renewed the frivolous proposition that the Emperor should hold all the provinces in sequestration until the question of rightful sovereignty should be decided. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  8. The luxurious sense of mental exclusiveness and self- sequestration is made doubly complete by the contrast! – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  9. He did not altogether approve of what had been done, but repealed the Acts of sequestration, thus putting the inhabitants in good spirits for the expected invasion. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  10. The Curs durst then not bark, but all the Breed Is much encreas'd since that good Man was dead: Yet then they rail' d against the Good Old Cause, Rail'd foolishly for Loyalty, and Laws; But when the Saints had put them to a stand, We left them Loyalty, and took their Land: Yea, and the pious Work of Reformation Rewarded was with Plunder, Sequestration. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  11. If there was ground for complaint because of sequestration of property for the benefit of Presbyterians only, the committee failed to find any such cause, and if such existed, the proper channel of appeal was through the courts. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  12. A question, also, which has been pending for several years between the United States and the Kingdom of Greece, growing out of the sequestration by public authorities of that country of property belonging to the present American consul at Athens, and which had been the subject of very earnest discussion heretofore, has recently been settled to the satisfaction of the party interested and of both Governments. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. It is only so long as the projected pecuniary inroad is conceived as a simple sequestration of wealth in hand, that such a characterisation can be made to serve. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  14. They mean, under pretext of sequestration, to make themselves absolute masters there. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. Yet still, I felt a keener poignancy in her sequestration. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  16. All our movements in the year 1610 against the attempted sequestration under Leopold were to carry out that purpose. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. I was accordingly transferred to the monastery, in spite of my own entreaties and those of the good Tartaglia, who moved heaven and earth to save his Columbine from sequestration. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  18. This reverie naturally brought to his mind his father's death, the burning of his property, and its sequestration. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat