Then, signior, I lay on you my sovereign behest to furbish up your lungs and other vocal organs, as they will be wanted on my royal service.
I wish I had only offered you a sovereign instead of ten pounds.
The ring, Adele, is in my breeches-pocket, under the disguise of a sovereign: but I mean soon to change it to a ring again.
…affection from you, or Miss Temple, or any other whom I truly love, I would willingly submit to have the bone of my arm broken, or to let a bull toss me, or to stand behind a kicking horse, and let it dash its hoof at my chest — " "Hush, Jane! you think too much of the love of human beings; you are too impulsive, too vehement; the sovereign hand that created your frame, and put life into it, has provided you with other resources than your feeble self, or than creatures feeble as you.
You shall be mine: I claim you — not for my pleasure, but for my Sovereign’s service."
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They may be a sovereign state, but their neighbor’s threats forced their decision.
...the first seven words of our Constitution—We the People of the United States —accurately reflect our founding belief that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed" and the fact that that the sovereign will of the people of the United States was expressed in the Constitution itself and in our ongoing system of government created by it.
John R. Bolton -- American Justice and the International Criminal Court -- http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.22883/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)