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  • will not cede sovereign power to an international institution
  • Democrats should not cede the religious vote to Republicans.
  • How can the King cede his crown to Henry V.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  Bureaucracy
  • He was ceding line but more slowly all he time.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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  • And with that, he ceded the stage to Gus, who had the odd combination of preternaturally good looks and a timid, mouselike demeanor.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Bhutan, which under the 1865 Treaty of Sinchulu ceded border land to Britain; and Britain, which in exchange for that land provided Bhutan an annual subsidy, and under whose influence Bhutan’s monarchy was established in 1907.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • So are you telling me you’ve ceded all knowledge of his business to him?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • And too many of the people who could make decisions had decided to cede them to machines.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • It’s somewhat surprising that Chris ceded to pressure from Walt and Billie about attending college when he refused to listen to them about so many other things.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Our body, now; my weakness ceded control to her.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • But the next year, in 1836, the State had authorized the building of a railroad northwestward through the territory which the Cherokees had recently ceded.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I will CHAPTER V. DISTRACTIONS now cede the privilege of speech to a letter which lies before me, a letter written five and twenty years ago by an old pupil, now Madame la Duchesse de—— one of the most elegant women in Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • By the time she emerges in her white pullover house dress, he’s already in his room, having ceded her the couch.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The savagery went unchallenged until a report written by a British consul named Roger Casement detailed the horrors that had befallen the people of the Congo—he estimated that three million had died, while current scholars put the number at between five and ten million—causing an uproar in Europe that gave birth to the modern human rights movement and that eventually, in 1908, forced Leopold to cede control of the Congo Free State to the Belgian parliament.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • These are the Rohirrim, as we name them, masters of horses, and we ceded to them the fields of Calenardhon that are since called Rohan; for that province had long been sparsely peopled.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • To these ends he ordered that his forces cede the beach to the invaders, and that they move their fortifications underground.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Garrett ceded control of the shop to Ian, even allowing him to teach the dive classes on Saturday, something he’d never done before.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • That was in 1814, not long before the battle of New Orleans; and by the Creek treaty that followed this campaign, all Dougherty County, and much other rich land, was ceded to Georgia.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In all these instances the husband had practically ceded or sold his unfaithful wife, and the very party which, being in fault, had not the right to contract a fresh marriage, had formed counterfeit, pseudo-matrimonial ties with a self-styled husband.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The rest of the family did not feel the same, but for once Snow Flower did not cower or cede to their demands that we stop.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Small arguments erupt over dividing the cake’s cities: Lucinda’s two boys both want Santiago since they went gliding there last weekend; Lucinda’s girl and Carmencita’s girl both insist on the capital because that’s where they were born, but one agrees to cede the capital if she can have La Romana, where the family has a beach house.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Either cede your daughter to my disposal, or take her wholly to your own surprizing discretion, and then I here, before Mr Supple, evacuate the garrison, and renounce you and your family for ever.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Being now a member of both sets of trustees, that for the building and that for the Academy, I had a good opportunity of negotiating with both, and brought them finally to an agreement, by which the trustees for the building were to cede it to those of the academy, the latter undertaking to discharge the debt, to keep for ever open in the building a large hall for occasional preachers, according to the original intention, and maintain a free school for the instruction of poor children.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • There was something rather bold in Miss Tulliver’s direct gaze, and something undefinably coarse in the style of her beauty, which placed her, in the opinion of all feminine judges, far below her cousin Miss Deane; for the ladies of St. Ogg’s had now completely ceded to Lucy their hypothetic claims on the admiration of Mr. Stephen Guest.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The Major’s position, as guardian to Georgy, whose possession had been ceded to his grandfather, rendered some meetings between the two gentlemen inevitable; and it was in one of these that old Osborne, a keen man of business, looking into the Major’s accounts with his ward and the boy’s mother, got a hint, which staggered him very much, and at once pained and pleased him, that it was out of William Dobbin’s own pocket that a part of the fund had been supplied upon which the poor widow…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …without legislation either for or against slavery, thus running directly contrary to the hotly debated Wilmot Proviso which was intended to prohibit slavery in the new territories; (3) Texas was to be compensated for some territory to be ceded to New Mexico; (4) the slave trade would be abolished in the District of Columbia; and (5) a more stringent and enforceable Fugitive Slave Law was to be enacted to guarantee return to their masters of runaway slaves captured in Northern states.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Heatflesh poked out on his skin, then re-ceded.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • But for the trial, I ceded my Gothic tendencies to my mother.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Aven swore and reached for her broadsword, but Bert inter-ceded and held her arm.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • As she reluctantly ceded her position at the tub, he made a noise of exasperation.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • President Higinbotham said he would resign before he would cede such power to anyone.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • We have ceded you the Nightfort.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The people must cede some of their natural rights to the government to give it some powers.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Don’t cede Venice to those garglers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Shadows played across Padre Esteban’s room as the night ceded the sky to the approaching dawn.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • We will not cede it so easily.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Attolia ceded Ephrata.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • If I had not ceded control of the wheel, and if he had not assumed control of the vessel so deftly, I’m sure I’d be dead.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • After a brief silent standoff, like they were both thinking, Seriously, dude? they ceded the chair to Annabeth and sat at opposite sides of the table.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • If we hand back Deepwood Motte, Torrhen’s Square, and Moat Cailin, she says, the northmen will cede us Sea Dragon Point and all the Stony Shore.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Meanwhile, what was going on in Japan? I will tell you: the first parliament met in 1891, there was a war with China in 1894-95, Formosa was ceded in 1895.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • However, the Anglo-French agreement would permit mutual search rights and Van Buren did not want to cede any maritime rights of sovereignty onboard American-flagged ships.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • When Spain ceded Florida by treaty in 1819, the United States renounced all claims to the Mexican province of Texas, but soon Americans began settling on the San Antonio River.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He didn’t yet have an impressive highlight reel of game film to pre— cede him, and the folks up in Munford apparently didn’t read either the Memphis newspapers or Tom Lemming’s newsletter.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The Americans insisted that Britain cede all territory between the Appalachian Mountains on the east and the Mississippi on the west, and to this the British agreed, thus at a stroke doubling the size of the new nation.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It seemed that the colors and patterns of the plantings changed by the day under her skilled hands, the misty blues of forget-me-nots ceding to the rich midnight larkspurs, then easing to the soft pinks of the mallow flowers.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • When—at this point, not if—they ceded it to the Horvath, Earth might as well get ready for a pounding.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • After a severe struggle, in which the finest displays of personal intrepidity were exhibited by all the chiefs, the Pawnees were compelled to retire upon the open bottom, closely pressed by the Siouxes, who failed not to seize each foot of ground ceded by their enemies.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Thus, an aristocracy can never become a majority whilst it retains its exclusive privileges, and it cannot cede its privileges without ceasing to be an aristocracy.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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