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  • What Ole Jenson the grocer says to Ezra Stowbody the banker is the new law for London, Prague, and the unprofitable isles of the sea; whatsoever Ezra does not know and sanction, that thing is heresy, worthless for knowing and wicked to consider.
  • "That’s the caper," sanctioned Harry Haydock.

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  • She understood consecration—she who answered Kennicott’s hints about having Hugh christened: "I refuse to insult my baby and myself by asking an ignorant young man in a frock coat to sanction him, to permit me to have him!

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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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