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 Meanings and Examples of EDICT
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edict
 n.  decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
Classic Sentence:
1  Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
2  But she had a guilty sense of pleasure that the doctors' edict had made impossible any real intimacy between Ashley and his wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
3  Briefly, the prevailing dissatisfaction grew until a tacit edict of proscription had been issued against both him and the poor young maiden.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
4  It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ELEVEN
5  Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
Example Sentence:
1  The emperor issued an edict decreeing that everyone should come see him model his magnificent new clothes.
2  She and her family were living in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where the Taliban had issued an edict in 2009 banning all girls from school.