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  • They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
  • Arbitration is used to settle many differences out of court.
  • If the client declines to arbitrate, the lawyer may proceed with litigation.
  • They discussed and debated and raved and ranted until they were on the verge of blows, when it was decided to submit the question to arbitration by the princesses.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • Jem arbitrated, awarded me first push with an extra time for Dill, and I folded myself inside the tire.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He was called upon to arbitrate disputes as though he were an unofficial judge, and Rebecca also enjoyed the high opinion most people had for him.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • They made an offer to submit the whole question at issue to arbitration; and at the end of ten days the unions accepted it, and the strike was called off.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate; But certain issue strokes must arbitrate: Towards which advance the war.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Those mirrors, you understand; when the light is on the mirrors seem to be sitting in judgment over me to arbitrate a punishment if everything doesn’t come out right.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Struggle for life is the law of existence but but human philirenists, notably the tsar and the king of England, have invented arbitration.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • God join’d my heart and Romeo’s, thou our hands; And ere this hand, by thee to Romeo’s seal’d, Shall be the label to another deed, Or my true heart with treacherous revolt Turn to another, this shall slay them both: Therefore, out of thy long-experienc’d time, Give me some present counsel; or, behold, ’Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife Shall play the empire; arbitrating that Which the commission of thy years and art Could to no issue of true honour bring.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Dix had been brought to his senses by arbitration, and Wakem’s advice had not carried him far.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • My task was a very hard one; but, as I was absolutely resolved — as my cousins saw at length that my mind was really and immutably fixed on making a just division of the property — as they must in their own hearts have felt the equity of the intention; and must, besides, have been innately conscious that in my place they would have done precisely what I wished to do — they yielded at length so far as to consent to put the affair to arbitration.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He was a sort of head hound, and it was his business to take them out every day for walks, to pull thorns out of their feet, keep cankers out of their ears, bind the smaller bones that got dislocated, dose them for worms, isolate and nurse them in distemper, arbitrate in their quarrels and to sleep curled up among them at night.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • For two weeks they studied, debated, and arbitrated the list of guests.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • In the end they, as officers of justice, settled the question by arbitration in such a manner that both sides were, if not perfectly contented, at least to some extent satisfied; for they changed the pack-saddles, but not the girths or head-stalls; and as to Mambrino’s helmet, the curate, under the rose and without Don Quixote’s knowing it, paid eight reals for the basin, and the barber executed a full receipt and engagement to make no further demand then or thenceforth for evermore,…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It was made clear, furthermore, that the Society did not regard the houses of businessmen or the ’newly rich’ as ’distinguished’, and in my opinion this piece of out-dated thinking crucially undermined any serious authority the Society may have achieved to arbitrate on standards in our profession.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • MacCann began to speak with fluent energy of the Tsar’s rescript, of Stead, of general disarmament arbitration in cases of international disputes, of the signs of the times, of the new humanity and the new gospel of life which would make it the business of the community to secure as cheaply as possible the greatest possible happiness of the greatest possible number.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • In this way it came to his knowledge that Mr. Garth had carried the man to Stone Court in his gig; and Mr. Hawley in consequence took an opportunity of seeing Caleb, calling at his office to ask whether he had time to undertake an arbitration if it were required, and then asking him incidentally about Raffles.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • With rumors of violence and military dictatorship rife, Congress determined upon arbitration by a supposedly nonpartisan Electoral Commission—and Lucius Lamar, confident that an objective inquiry would demonstrate the palpable fraud of the Republican case, agreed to this solution toprevent a recurrence of the tragic conflict which had so aged his spirit and broadened his outlook.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …phrases out of the part which she had written for herself, of the duchess peripatetic with property soups and medicines among a soilless and uncompelled peasantry—a woman who, if she had had the fortitude to bear sorrow and trouble, might have risen to actual stardom in the role of the matriarch arbitrating from the fireside corner of a crone the pride and destiny of her family, instead of turning at the last to the youngest member of it and asking her to protect the others.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Eddis suggested arbitration by the Court of the Ten Nations, but Attolia refused.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The first characteristic of judicial power in all nations is the duty of arbitration.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I assumed Baeh was honoring the traditional Confucian structure of community, where in each village a prominent elder man heard the townspeople’s grievances and arbitrated and ruled.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Courts of arbitration—the very idea! A bourgeois court of arbitration that decides questions of life and death, ascertains God’s will, and ordains the course of history.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One night they had guests-the headmistress of Lara’s school, several fellow teachers of her husband’s, the member of an arbitration court on which Pavel Pavlovich too had recently served, and a few others.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He took several swift strides across the porch; he held out his hands to Stillwell as if to indicate the hopelessness of intelligent and reasonable arbitration; he looked at Madeline with a glance eloquent of his regret that he could not handle the situation to please her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The extreme parts of time extremely forms All causes to the purpose of his speed, And often at his very loose decides That which long process could not arbitrate: And though the mourning brow of progeny Forbid the smiling courtesy of love The holy suit which fain it would convince; Yet, since love’s argument was first on foot, Let not the cloud of sorrow justle it From what it purpos’d; since, to wail friends lost Is not by much so wholesome-profitable As to rejoice at friends but…
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • (Mais pardon, il est un petit peu toque; he maintains, for instance, that district councils and arbitration boards are all of no use, and he is unwilling to take part in anything.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • …piled on banks and wharves; Encircling all, vast-darting up and wide, the American Soul, with equal hemispheres, one Love, one Dilation or Pride; In arriere the peace-talk with the Iroquois the aborigines, the calumet, the pipe of good-will, arbitration, and indorsement, The sachem blowing the smoke first toward the sun and then toward the earth, The drama of the scalp-dance enacted with painted faces and guttural exclamations, The setting out of the war-party, the long and stealthy…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • "Certes," quoth Prudence, "it is an hard thing, and right perilous, that a man put him all utterly in the arbitration and judgement and in the might and power of his enemy.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Apparently he was not disappointed, for he presently said, "I know what I’ll do: I’ll talk it over wi’ Riley; he’s coming to-morrow, t’ arbitrate about the dam."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The Supreme Court decides upon the evidence of the fact as well as upon the law of the case, whereas the Cour de Cassation does not pronounce a decision of its own, but refers the cause to the arbitration of another tribunal.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Courts of arbitration are goody-goody nonsense, of course.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Courts of arbitration—the very idea! A bourgeois court of arbitration that decides questions of life and death, ascertains God’s will, and ordains the course of history.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The main thing is that above the positive law of nation-states there arises a universal law with a higher jurisdiction, which allows disputed questions between parties to be settled by courts of arbitration.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Frivolous conflicts multiplied throughout the Berghof, with recriminations exchanged right in front of the authorities, who attempted to arbitrate but could themselves lapse into bellowing abuse with frightful ease.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Mr. Tulliver, not without a particular reason, had abstained from a seventh recital of the cool retort by which Riley had shown himself too many for Dix, and how Wakem had had his comb cut for once in his life, now the business of the dam had been settled by arbitration, and how there never would have been any dispute at all about the height of water if everybody was what they should be, and Old Harry hadn’t made the lawyers.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …and surveyors were appointed to attend to them; *g registers were established in every parish, in which the results of public deliberations, and the births, deaths, and marriages of the citizens were entered; *h clerks were directed to keep these registers; *i officers were charged with the administration of vacant inheritances, and with the arbitration of litigated landmarks; and many others were created whose chief functions were the maintenance of public order in the community.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I then insisted on the matter being submitted to arbitration...
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • We’re going to ask our minister to help arbitrate the dispute.
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