SANCTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SANCTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ELEVEN
2  I am the warrant and the sanction.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ELEVEN
3  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.
4  Whereupon the senate sent messengers to demand by what sanction they had deserted their commanders and assembled there in arms.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLIV.
5  to the will of God, of which that is a declaration, and the fundamental law of nature being the preservation of mankind, no human sanction can be good, or valid against it.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
6  edition, which was published with the sanction of the papal.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
7  What she required, for the moment, of the Dorsets' friendship, was simply its social sanction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  Prior to his conversion, he relied upon his own depravity to shield and sustain him in his savage barbarity; but after his conversion, he found religious sanction and support for his slaveholding cruelty.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  I have said my master found religious sanction for his cruelty.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  If it could not be done with Mr. Mills's sanction and concurrence, I besought a clandestine interview in the back kitchen where the Mangle was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
11  He consulted the old prince, and with his sanction gave Kitty his diary, in which there was written the confession that tortured him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 16
12  We shall then have your willing sanction, good Cedric," said Prince John, "to confer this fief upon a person whose dignity will not be diminished by holding land of the British crown.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  'We refuse to sanction these indentures,' said the old gentleman: tossing aside the piece of parchment as he spoke.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
14  He would at once approach Valentine's father and acknowledge all, begging Villefort to pardon and sanction the love which united two fond and loving hearts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
15  I said this almost involuntarily, and, with as little sanction of free will, my tears gushed out.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  The book was translated without the sanction of the author.
2  He may now be ready to sanction the use of force.
3  The conference gave its official sanction to the change of policy.
4  The fear of ridicule is a very effective sanction.
5  They tried to get official sanction for the scheme.
6  Official sanction has not yet been given.
7  The custom will never receive the sanction of tradition.
8  Nothing will convince me to sanction the engagement of my daughter to such a worthless young man.
9  The idea of penal sanction is the essence of law.
10  This rule change and new sanction is arguably one of the most significant developments to ever occur.
11  Employers imposed heavy sanctions for union activity.
12  Trade sanctions were imposed against any country that refused to sign the agreement.
13  The government intends to apply economic sanctions.
14  The basic point is that sanctions cannot be counted on to produce a sure result.
15  Delegates wrestled with the problems of violence and sanctions.