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sanction
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’We refuse to sanction these indentures,’ said the old gentleman: tossing aside the piece of parchment as he spoke.
  • As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship: an author’s skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.

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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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