Usage examples for VOTES

  1. It was at the moment that one of them had raised a despairing cry of " Votes for Women," and had received no support. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  2. At length the count was completed, and Wilbur, rising, announced it as follows: Whole number of votes – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  3. Again a great crowd had gathered around the town hall, again there was the excitement of counting votes and this time Paul, to his great delight, found himself Member for Brunford by a big majority. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  4. Now suppose the votes for two gentlemen are equal. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. And they want votes – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  6. The votes of the English Lords and Commons were treated with marked contempt. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  7. Every one has two votes which must be for two different representatives. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. The bill was lost by thirteen votes – England in the Days of Old by William Andrews
  9. We'll have votes now! – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Shall one hundred and twenty- seven thousand white people in New York cast but one vote in this House, and have none but one voice here, while the same number of white people in Mississippi have three votes and three voices? – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  11. Two defects were apparent in this constitution: the federal government had no authority to act directly upon individuals, and thus it had no coercive power; the equal number of votes allowed the members of the confederation in the federal council was a standing contradiction of the measure of contribution to the burdens of government. – England in America, 1580-1652 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  12. There was a Government and an Opposition, of course, only in the case of the former the " Ministers" were elected by the votes of the whole assembly, at the beginning of each session. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. No man votes because he is one of our best men. – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung
  14. It was sustained only by a feeble majority of two votes on the motion for the adoption of the address to the governor- general. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  15. They are too fond of thinking that it is the chief function of the electors to pass votes of confidence in them. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  16. Ever since the end of the fifteenth century there existed, in almost all the larger territories of Germany, State representatives of the country, who voted the taxes, attaching conditions to such votes and also giving their opinion on the application of the taxes; in the sixteenth century they had attained to increased importance, as they superintended a provincial bank, which assisted the Government in raising money. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  17. So long as our government depends upon the votes of the people, just so long must there be a stirring need of men and women orators to teach the principles of government and to keep open to the light of truth the consciences of the thousands and millions whose votes will decide the welfare or the misfortune of our nation. – Increasing Personal Efficiency by Russell H. Conwell
  18. He had received nearly a thousand votes more than his opponent. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  19. And when the votes were counted it was found that the President was declared guilty. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. They had votes and if they chose to sell them for brandy that was their own affair. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul