Usage examples for transgress

  1. I will not transgress further by concealing it. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. To transgress the moral bounds set to friendship is to make the highest forms of friendship impossible; for these are only reached when free spirits meet in the unity of the spirit. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. But let this Morning's Work, Deb, be a Warning to you, not thus to transgress again. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  12. Will thee transgress again, Anna? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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