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 Meanings and Examples of AUTHORITY
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authority
 n.  jurisdiction; power to enforce laws
 n.  government
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  For, suddenly, liberty passed into license, wherein neither private worth nor public authority was respected, but, every one living as he liked, a thousand wrongs were done daily.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II.
2  No ground, because nothing was taken from them; and no opportunity, because those in authority kept them under control, and never employed them in affairs in which they could acquire importance.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
3  They would see, too, how Timoleon and others like him, had as great authority in their country as Dionysius or Phalaris in theirs, while enjoying far greater security.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X.
4  And this, because desiring to introduce in Rome new and untried institutions, he feared that his own authority might not effect his end.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI.
5  Nor, indeed, has any attempt ever been made to introduce unusual laws among a people, without resorting to Divine authority, since without such sanction they never would have been accepted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI.
6  The institutions of the State consisted in the authority of the people, the senate, the tribunes, and the consuls; in the methods of choosing and appointing magistrates; and in the arrangements for passing laws.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
7  But all the reward which Antonius had for his pains, was, that Mutianus forthwith deprived him of his command of the army, and by degrees diminished his authority in Rome till none was left him.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIX.
8  These qualities were, in truth, so remarkable that the very magistrates, not to speak of others, stood in awe of his authority, a circumstance displeasing to prudent citizens, as before unheard of in Rome.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIX.
9  In the first place, to enable a citizen to work harm and to acquire undue authority, many circumstances must be present which never can be present in a State which is not corrupted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
10  To sum up, therefore, I say that those republics which cannot in sudden emergencies resort either to a dictator or to some similar authority, will, when the danger is serious, always be undone.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
11  Here, however, we have to take into account both the mode in which, and the term for which authority is given.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
12  For when a dictator was appointed there still remained the tribunes, the consuls, and the senate, all of them invested with authority of which the dictator could not deprive them.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
13  So that the senate, the consuls, and the tribunes continuing to exist with undiminished authority were a check upon him and kept him in the right road.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
14  Should they, however either from being deceived or otherwise blinded, be induced to bestow authority imprudently, as the Romans bestowed it on the Ten, it will always fare with them as with the Romans.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
15  Similar dissatisfaction grew up in Rome against the consular authority.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIX.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Policemen have authority to arrest lawbreakers.
17  She established her authority with unrelenting thoroughness.
18  All authority was vested in the woman, who discharged every kind of public duty.
19  We were brought up to be respectful of authority.
20  The local authority is to carry out a feasibility study into expanding the old stadium.
21  The disgraced official was divested of all authority.
22  Exertion of authority over others is not always wise; persuasion may be better.
23  She is the pre-eminent authority in her subject.
24  I'm always wary of men wearing suits, as I equate this with power and authority.
25  The junta reacted violently to the perceived threat to its authority.
26  There is undoubtedly a groundswell of support for the idea of a strong central authority.
27  The vice - president is trying to usurp the president's authority.
28  She'd developed what she considered a healthy contempt for authority.
29  Instead of an outright coup attempt, the rebels want to chip away at her authority.
30  Nothing will be done because no one in authority takes the matter seriously.