Usage examples for validity

  1. Yet the plea made by Lamb for the Restoration comedies has a certain validity when it is put forward in behalf of Mr. Punch. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  2. In 1809, I published the reply of this prelate to a consultation addressed to him in 1799, concerning the validity of marriages contracted before the civil authority, as in France. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  3. In October, 1876, decisions were handed down together in eight cases which had been appealed from federal circuit and state courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, and which involved the validity of the Granger laws. – The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics by Solon J. Buck
  4. As a kind of explanatory comment upon the convention Spain has thought fit to grant you, as another insolent protest, under the validity and force of which she has suffered this convention to be proceeded upon, 'We'll treat with you, but we'll search and take your ships; we'll sign a convention, but we'll keep your subjects prisoners, prisoners in Old Spain; the West Indies are remote; Europe shall be witness how we use you. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  5. Most of the other States had similar statutes, and their courts had supported their validity. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  6. We cannot doubt its validity. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  7. An impression made upon us must be repeated before it has validity to our reason. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  8. But, before their validity can be determined, there must be a 'cognitional' experience of the type described above. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  9. As a private citizen, it may be stated that I held that the question of the validity of the bonds should be decided by the courts. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  10. They proceeded on a basis of assumptions the validity of which was at once called in question. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  11. The authority of the alcaldes to dispose of the lands was questioned by many of the new immigrants, and the validity of their grants denied. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  12. With these officers lay full power to pass upon the validity of the certificates and upon the honesty of intent on the part of the persons presenting them. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  13. This last argument prevailed, and in spite of the opposition of two or three honest men, the greedy legislators attacked the validity of the acts made during the former presidency; the Cherokees' grant was recalled, and notice given to them that they should forthwith give up their plantations and retire from Texas. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  14. It is not a form in which we must reason, but it is a form in which we may reason, and into which it is indispensable to throw our reasoning, when there is any doubt of its validity: though when the case is familiar and little complicated, and there is no suspicion of error, we may, and do, reason at once from the known particular cases to unknown ones. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  15. They continued to be refused religious privileges because New England Congregationalism doubted the scriptural validity of letters of dismissal from churches where the discipline and church order varied from its own. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  16. Five supported the Chief Justice on the main points as to the status of the African race and the validity of the Missouri Compromise. – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  17. No rebellion was necessary to give validity to a civil claim. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  18. Entertaining no doubt of the validity of our title, I need scarcely add that in any event American citizens were to be placed on a footing at least as favorable as that of British subjects, it being understood that Captain Pickett's company should remain on the island. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. Ladies and gentlemen, he said, evidently Mr. Blake, with his hard English common- sense, has raised some amount of doubt in your minds as to the validity of my story and of our performance. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  20. To this Don Diego replied, that as to the validity of the capitulation, it was a binding contract, and none of its privileges ought to be restricted. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving