Usage examples for usurpation

  1. Separate yourselves from the Yankees, and do not contribute to defend a robbery and usurpation which, be assured, the civilized nations of Europe look upon with the utmost indignation. – History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1 by Brantz Mayer
  2. This preliminary act of usurpation was frequently prompted by personal animosity without a shadow of evidence to raise even suspicion. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  3. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation, all having, in direct object, the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  4. The Union is destroyed if secession succeeds; secession will succeed unless slavery is abolished; it cannot be abolished by constitutional means, therefore it will be abolished by usurpation; you see how one crime always leads to another. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  5. If every man would tell all the truth he knew, it is impossible to predict how short would be the reign of usurpation and folly. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  6. And to apply this to France, I see no reason to believe that the present usurpation will be more permanent than any other military despotism which has been established by the same means, and with the same defiance of public opinion. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  7. The superior attainments of Europeans, though they have done much towards their own civilization, chiefly in humanising their institutions, have, in their dealings with the inhabitants of the rest of the globe, with few exceptions, been made the instruments of usurpation and extortion. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  8. Those who were most devoted to the Union of the Constitution might, consequently, be expected to resist most sternly any usurpation of undelegated power, the effect of which would be to warp the Federal Government from its proper character, and, by sapping the foundation, to destroy the Union of the States. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  9. We'll wash away the stain That blots a noble nation, And free this famous town again From force of usurpation. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. To have publicly preached against the military government as a usurpation would have been to invite destruction. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  11. The aversion to tyranny was stronger in Poplicola; any one who attempted usurpation could, by Solon's law, only be punished upon conviction; but Poplicola made it death before a trial. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  12. It was not a usurpation, because it took place within the provisions contemplated in the Constitution. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. All appeals to Rome were prohibited, and the Pope's authority declared a usurpation. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  14. It was a usurpation of rights not granted to man. – White Slavery in the Barbary States by Charles Sumner
  15. It was not till later that the corporations, by the extinction of the popular element, and by the usurpation of the right of self- election, were thoroughly stiffened into fictitious personages which never died, and which were never thoroughly alive. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. Slavery has no just foundation in color: it rests exclusively upon usurpation, tyranny, oppressive fraud, and force. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  17. Why talk about executive usurpation and influence over the members of Congress? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  18. It is better to perish in a just and honorable struggle than submit patiently to foreign usurpation. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  19. The sight of all this made the people of good repute in the city feel disgust and abhorrence, and apprehension also, at his free- living, and his contempt of law, as things monstrous in themselves, and indicating designs of usurpation. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  20. Only a few years after the founding of Manila royal decrees began to issue on the subject of complaints received by the King over the usurpation of lands on the part of the priests. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal