VIOLATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VIOLATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
violate
 v.  treat in a violent manner; abuse; do violence to; disturb; interrupt
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  While you looked so, I should be certain that whatever charter you might grant under coercion, your first act, when released, would be to violate its conditions.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  At our own risk and peril, let us violate this injunction.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
3  Next he attacks Sthenius, and Anchemolus of Rhoetus' ancient family, who dared to violate the bridal chamber of his stepmother.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
4  And hence let princes learn that from the hour they first violate those laws, customs, and usages under which men have lived for a great while, they begin to weaken the foundations of their authority.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V.
5  Babylon violated lessens Alexander, Rome enchained lessens Caesar, Jerusalem murdered lessens Titus, tyranny follows the tyrant.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
6  In any case, it was evident that the garden had been violated, and that strangers had made their way into it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I—JEAN VALJEAN
7  He noisily violated the pot-bellied drawers of all his wives, of all his mistresses and of all his grandmothers.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
8  For their envoys, who had violated the law of nations, and had therefore deserved punishment, they had on the contrary treated with honour.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVIII.
9  by the law of the land, which is not to be violated.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  No principle of either would be violated by my marriage with Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
11  He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
12  But they saw now that the Commandment had not been violated; for clearly there was good reason for killing the traitors who had leagued themselves with Snowball.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
13  The whip-man would certainly not have accepted this substitution anyway, as in that way he would have seriously violated his duty without gaining any benefit.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Five The whip-man
14  It makes him hated above all things, as I have said, to be rapacious, and to be a violator of the property and women of his subjects, from both of which he must abstain.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX — THAT ONE SHOULD AVOID BEING DESPISED AND HA...
15  To call Edward he must reawaken the echo of that room which now appeared like a sepulchre; to speak seemed like violating the silence of the tomb.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 111. Expiation.
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  I should be certain that whatever charter you might grant under coercion, your first act, when released, would be to violate its conditions.
2  Nuclear weapons seem to violate the just war principle of proportionality.
3  The courts struck down local segregation laws because they violated the federal constitution.
4  They were charged with violating federal law.
5  The doctor has been accused of violating professional ethics.
6  These instructions are mandatory, any violation will be severely punished.
7  In violation of the Miranda law, the policemen grill the suspect for several hours before reading him his rights.
8  In the name of solidarity, Europeans are being asked to subsidize irresponsible behavior, in reckless violation of the EU's treaties.
9  The governor's appointment of his brother-in-law to the State Supreme Court was a flagrant violation of the state laws against nepotism.
10  When the principal canceled the senior prom because some seniors had been late to school that week, we thought the draconian punishment was far too harsh for such a minor violation of the rules.
11  Refugee workers said such action was a violation of medical ethics.
12  They blockaded the Suez Canal in violation of international agreement.
13  The attack on civilians is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement.
14  The judge called the decision "a flagrant violation of international law".
15  The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Commons on the blatant violations of basic human rights.