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 Meanings and Examples of DECREE
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decree
 n.  order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by court
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  After a while the Tsar's decree came: to set the merchant free and give him a compensation that had been awarded.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIII
2  Napoleon III issues a decree and the French go to Mexico.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
3  Napoleon I issues a decree and an army enters Russia.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
4  Against such a decree there was no Delaware sufficiently hardy to murmur, much less oppose himself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
5  Not a limb was moved, nor was a breath drawn louder and longer than common, until the closing syllable of this final decree had passed the lips of Tamenund.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
6  He announced that, by a special decree of Comrade Napoleon, 'Beasts of England' had been abolished.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
7  As his last act upon earth, Comrade Napoleon had pronounced a solemn decree: the drinking of alcohol was to be punished by death.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
8  So he had put forth a decree that whosoever should be able to make her laugh should marry her.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN GOOSE
9  I, in my stiff-necked rebellion, almost cursed the dispensation: instead of bending to the decree, I defied it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
10  Alexey Alexandrovitch was immediately interested in the subject, and began seriously defending the new imperial decree against Princess Betsy, who had attacked it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 7
11  The treaty was signed three days ago at Bucharest; and the decree for our army to demobilize was issued yesterday.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
12  There occur formidable hours in our civilization; there are moments when the penal laws decree a shipwreck.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
13  Thine eyes shall see the city Lavinium, their promised home; thou shalt exalt to the starry heaven thy noble Aeneas; nor is my decree reversed.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
14  Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German Emperors to their decrees.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
15  Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  An official decree invalidated the vote in the capital.
2  This last clause is a thinly-veiled threat to those who might choose to ignore the decree.
3  The government had the power to legislate by emergency decree independently of Parliament.
4  The Emperor issued the decree repealing martial law.
5  The decree stopped short of a full declaration of independence.
6  The Russian Federation has issued a decree abolishing special privileges for government officials.
7  The decree is signed establishing the School for Primary School Teachers, which later becomes the National Teachers.
8  He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.
9  After the law is published in the coming days, Catalonia's regional president, Artur Mas, is expected to sign a decree formally convoking the referendum for Nov. 9.
10  Current fashion decrees that evening gowns be decollete this season; bare shoulders are again the vogue.
11  The dictator decreed that his birthday would be a public holiday.
12  The government decreed that a new tax beimposed.
13  The emperor issued an edict decreeing that everyone should come see him model his magnificent new clothes.