Sentence in Classic:
Power is the collective will of the people transferred, by expressed or tacit consent, to their chosen rulers.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Like washable beaver hats that improve with rain, his nerves were rendered stouter and more vigorous, by showers of tears, which, being tokens of weakness, and so far tacit admissions of his own power, pleased and exalted him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
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 Vasilievich Gogol Context
The blush that rose to my own cheeks somehow set us both at ease, for it was a tacit answer to her own.
No one referred to it, and this tacit avoidance of the subject kept it in the immediate foreground of consciousness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
It was a secret he would never learn, for everyone from Ellen down to the stupidest field hand was in a tacit and kindly conspiracy to keep him believing that his word was law.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It was, indeed, only the relics and embers of the fight which continued to burn; for of the few knights who still continued in the lists, the greater part had, by tacit consent, forborne the conflict for some time, leaving it to be determined by the strife of the leaders.
Two men who have a secret in common, and who, by a sort of tacit agreement, exchange not a word on the subject, are less rare than is commonly supposed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
By some tacit consent, throughout the voyage little or no allusion was made to it, especially by the mates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
There is a common distinction of an express and a tacit consent, which will concern our present case.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
They do not see that by their tacit encouragement, their silent acquiescence, the black shadow of lawlessness in the form of lynch law is spreading its wings over the whole country.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context