Usage examples for violation

  1. Once I had taken the resolution of opening her letter, and turned my steps towards the fields, that I might examine it at leisure; but there was something disgraceful in the violation of a seal, which scared me away from this scheme. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. Up to that time they had not made a move, nor given a vote that could be construed into a violation of the pledge under which they had been elected, but they had publicly declared on several occasions that they had been elected as Independents or Alcorn Republicans. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  3. This landed system, which has grown up under successive Kings and Governments, and is now upheld by bad laws, is a crime against the people; it is a violation of Divine order and of the inalienable rights of mankind. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  4. For this violation of orders the young man was punished. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  5. She spoke of her own suspicion, and then her conviction, that some great calamity was threatening me on account of the violation of the tomb, and that the knowledge of this was governing all these strange movements of mine. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  6. No not- C is B. The violation of Rule 5 is here rendered possible by the additional violation of Rule 2. In order to have the middle term the same in both premisses we are obliged to make the minor affirmative, thus No not- A is B. All not- C is not- A. . – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  7. He believed that " it would be no violation of the principles on which private property is grounded, if the State should appropriate this increase of wealth, or part of it, as it arises." – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  8. The Confederates declared this proceeding to be a violation of the compact. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  9. On examination, then, the particulars of the classical tradition have shown extraordinary powers of survival, but not one of them has gone without protest and violation. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  10. A solemn decision of the Supreme Court of the United States pronounced that act a violation of your treaties and your laws. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  11. " For luncheon," began Portlaw with animation, " we're going to try a new sauce on that pair of black ducks they brought in-" " In violation of the laws of game and decency," observed Malcourt, shedding his fur coat and unstrapping the mail- satchel from Pride's Fall. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  12. For the first time in Europe the violation of all treaties was not only made, but proclaimed the common basis of a new treaty. – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
  13. The first stipulation caused no trouble, but the force of circumstances has led to the violation of the second. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  14. The conferring of unnatural rights upon women has imposed unnatural duties upon them, the violation of which, however, makes them unhappy. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  15. I presume my sitting on the steps here will not be a violation of your orders." – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  16. I may even bitterly repent a fault, and still think of that fault as a refusal to pursue some one separate moral purpose- a violation of this or of that maxim of conduct. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  17. The youngster in the driver's seat went white at the sight of the violation pad. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  18. What the girl's reasons could be for such desperate violation of custom Berwick could not divine, yet while groping blindly for them, with stifled pain in his heart and wild longing to take her away from it all, he gave her his good faith. – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard