Usage examples for subordination

  1. But in good proportion the lesser parts are not allowed to obtrude, but are kept in subordination to the main dispositions on which the unity of the effect depends. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  2. In its view, all are born free from any political subordination to others on account of the accidents or incidents of family or historic name. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  3. In every instance its aim is the absolute subordination of the individual. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  4. It is first and foremost the portrait of a man, and everything is kept in subordination to that. – Dr. Johnson and His Circle by John Bailey
  5. Even with true affection, authority on the one side and subordination on the other prevent perfect confidence. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  6. It is certainly of the first importance, say they, that a country should be governed by wise men; but then it is almost equally important that the people should think them wise; for this belief alone can produce willing subordination. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  7. Mr. Miles looked in after the first, to hope she did not feel it uncomfortably, and to assure her that though she was too near his organ, she need not fear its putting forth its full powers; it was to be kept in subordination, and only guide the voices. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. The immediate influence of Hesiod is most apparent in the first Book of the Georgics, in which the subject is treated in connexion with theological ideas; while in the second Book and in the later Books, in which the philosophical conception of Nature, though in subordination to the conception of a supreme Spiritual power, becomes more prominent, the spirit of Hesiod gives place to the spirit of Lucretius. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  9. The coolness and determination of the officers, military and marine, the good order and subordination of most of the troops, and the bravery of many in risking their lives for others, seems at this time to have restored some little confidence among the timid and shrinking on board. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  10. Further, it is only by a complete subordination of her own claims for cash compensation that Great Britain can ask with clean hands for a revision of the Treaty and clear her honor from the breach of faith for which she bears the main responsibility, as a result of the policy to which the General Election of 1918 pledged her representatives. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  11. And it is a curious feature of indeterministic psychology that it should take as clear evidence of the subordination of desire to " will" the man whose desire is so strong as to preclude hesitation between it and action. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  12. While strict subordination is maintained on plantations, the general police of counties should be rigidly adhered to, and if possible the coloured population protected from ardent spirits. – Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country by William Swan Plumer
  13. The ancient governments were properly oligarchies or kingdoms; for on account of the few persons in each state, it would have been impossible to have found a sufficient number of the middle rank; so these being but few, and those used to subordination, they more easily submitted to be governed. – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  14. The great aim of the slaveholder, then, should be to keep his people in strict subordination. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  15. In the one case, all the people were kept together in a perfect state of discipline and subordination, and brought safely home from the opposite side of the globe; in the other, every one seems to have been left to shift for himself, and the greater part perished in the horrible way we have seen. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  16. The result is his remarkable conception of a scale of subordination of the sciences, being the order of the logical dependence of those which follow on those which precede. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  17. Till 1782 the position of Ireland toward England had been one of entire political subordination; and, though that had in appearance been modified by the repeal of Poynings' Act, yet no one doubted or could doubt that, whenever the resolutions of the two Parliaments came into conflict, the Irish Parliament would find submission unavoidable. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  18. Jonathan, I added, I am afraid you have not a proper subordination of values. – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris