DISOBEY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISOBEY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disobey
 v.  refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
2  He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX
3  His Majesty the Emperor and King protects them, and considers no one among you his enemy except those who disobey his orders.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
4  The doctor said he must have fresh air and if he wants us to take him out no one dare disobey him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  This was the first time Morrel had ever so spoken, but he said it in a tone of paternal kindness, and Julie did not dare to disobey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
6  I knew that I was preparing for myself a deadly torture, but I was the slave, not the master, of an impulse which I detested yet could not disobey.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  To fight, that was to disobey the law, that was to risk his head, that was to make at one blow an enemy of a minister more powerful than the king himself.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
9  But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captive.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
10  But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captives.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
11  Aunt Hester had not only disobeyed his orders in going out, but had been found in company with Lloyd's Ned; which circumstance, I found, from what he said while whipping her, was the chief offence.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
12  Both she and my son disobeyed me in marrying; therefore I have no interest in their households.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
13  He had never once disobeyed or allowed turbulent companions to seduce him from his habit of quiet obedience; and, even when he doubted some statement of a master, he had never presumed to doubt openly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
14  And this is certain, that where things hard to execute are ordered to be done, the order must be enforced with sternness, since, otherwise, it will be disobeyed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: Chapter XXII.—That the severity of Manlius Torquatus and ...
15  You are disobeying the regulations, my friend.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II—THE STREET URCHIN AN ENEMY OF LIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  His dad would beat/knock/kick the shit out of him if he disobeyed.
2  Her pupils often got the rough edge of her tongue when they disobeyed her.
3  Laura's mother told her to stay inside, but she disobeyed and went out.
4  The soldier disobeyed an order.
5  Doctors are working round the clock to sterilize those who disobeyed the one child policy.
6  Huck regularly disobeyed Miss Watson's any rule and stricture upon his behavior: he wouldn't wear shoes, no matter what she said.
7  He faced a court martial for disobeying orders.