’The Church of St. Monica,’ said I, ’and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.’
The bride gave me a sovereign, and I mean to wear it on my watch chain in memory of the occasion.
He drew a sovereign from his pocket and threw it down upon the slab, turning away with the air of a man whose disgust is too deep for words.
"This went on day after day, Mr. Holmes, and on Saturday the manager came in and planked down four golden sovereigns for my week’s work.
" ’The Church of St. Monica, John,’ she cried, ’and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.’
But I’ll have a sovereign on with you, just to teach you not to be obstinate."
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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.
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