AUTHORITATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AUTHORITATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
authoritative
 a.  having weight of authority; peremptory and dictatorial
Classic Sentence:
1  At the authoritative note in her voice, they fell back, helpless hurt looks on their faces.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
2  Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
3  most authoritative American grammarian of his day.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  The constable repeated the order in an authoritative voice until a curate came running with the glass.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
5  He spoke rapidly and in an authoritative manner.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
6  Self consciously, with his authoritative arms breaking the way, we pushed through the still gathering crowd, passing a hurried doctor, case in hand, who had been sent for in wild hope half an hour ago.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  Then there was a loud and authoritative tap.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
8  Criticism, assuming an authoritative tone, preferred Lafon to Talma.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE YEAR 1817
9  "Certainly not," said Eustacia authoritatively, as she paced smartly up and down from door to gate to warm herself.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
10  "The good God," said the man authoritatively.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
Example Sentence:
1  Impressed by the young researcher's well-documented presentation, we accepted her analysis of the experiment as authoritative.
2  According to all authoritative histories of the Sinn Fein-IRA movement, Adams served as an IRA commander for decades, but he has always denied holding any position in the outlawed group.