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sovereign
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King Lear
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  • A sovereign shame so elbows him: his own unkindness, That stripp’d her from his benediction, turn’d her To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights To his dog-hearted daughters,—these things sting His mind so venomously that burning shame Detains him from Cordelia.

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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)

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