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Usage examples for transgress

  1. Does ignorance of the laws of any nation excuse those who transgress those laws; or is it not considered to be the duty of all subjects to inform themselves in respect to the laws of their country? – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. Miss O'Donnel never could remember what cards were out, and, whenever we wished to recall a card or to transgress some rule of the game, Aunt Rosamunda always said, " That is not allowed at the Jockey Club." – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. I will not transgress further by concealing it. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  4. Should either side transgress these rules or make any other foul, the ball is thrown to one of the basemen on the opposite side, who is given free play to throw to his captain without interference of his own guard, though the captain's guard may try to prevent its being caught. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  5. Such is, and such should be, the chastisement of blind ambition, that would transgress those bounds which the Creator hath prescribed to human knowledge; and, by aiming at discoveries reserved for pure Intelligence, acquire that infatuated pride, which perceives not that the condition appointed to man is to be ignorant and humble. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  6. The power which no man may transgress and live, The oath of Zeus, bore witness to our troth. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  7. Awful denunciations were uttered against any who should dare to occupy land from which a former tenant was ejected; and so terrible was the vengeance exacted, and so sudden its execution, that few dared to transgress the orders of these savage denunciators. – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  8. I will transgress in nought if only thou wilt get my father to take me to see Master Eyre's cavern. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  9. I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors, and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it. – The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  10. Those who transgress it do it at their own risk, but they may plead circumstances at the bar of history, and have a right to be heard. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  11. Will thee transgress again, Anna? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. Mr. Frampton had spoken of a nervous fever, and commanded perfect quiescence; and Grace was the less tempted to transgress the order, because she really thought her mother was more in love with " dear Alexander" than Rachel was. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. But I was in a mood to transgress all rules and even to forget the rights of lovers. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  14. He ceased abruptly and dashed into the house, as if to cut himself off from temptation to transgress further. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  15. You will on no account enter the cabins; on this head my orders are explicit, and I shall make no more of throwing the man into the sea, who dares to transgress them, than if he were a dead Frenchman; and, as we now clearly understand each other, and know our duty so well, there remains no more than to do it. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. He is devout, but his devotion does not transgress into the more fantastic regions of piety. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  17. To treat of the Hindu calendar and division of time would be to transgress beyond the limits of the present investigation which has already assumed unforeseen dimensions. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
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