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sanction
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Emma
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  • He felt the disappointment of the young man, and was mortified to have been the means of promoting it, by the sanction he had given; and the part which he was persuaded Emma had taken in the affair, was provoking him exceedingly.
  • And I should never have expected you to be lending your sanction to such vanity-baits for poor young ladies.

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  • Without his sanction I could not hope to be listened to again.
  • It was her own choice to give the time of their absence to Highbury; to spend, perhaps, her last months of perfect liberty with those kind relations to whom she was so very dear: and the Campbells, whatever might be their motive or motives, whether single, or double, or treble, gave the arrangement their ready sanction, and said, that they depended more on a few months spent in her native air, for the recovery of her health, than on any thing else.

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as in: sanctions against them Define
formal penalty
as in: cannot sanction such behavior Define
formal approval
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