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  • They are working in concert to promulgate the Administration’s view.
  • It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.
    James Madison  --  Federalist Papers
  • The mathematicians, I grant you, have done their best to promulgate the popular error to which...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • Plainly, the Birkenau installations were promulgated to advance that policy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • I wish them to be promulgated immediately.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Never, since the origin of history, had princes been so blind in the presence of facts and the portion of divine authority which facts contain and promulgate.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In the second place, all such constructions place the importance of their Historical Jesus in some peculiar theory He is supposed to have promulgated.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Military orders had been promulgated concerning the schools, sanitation, the kind of buttons one wore on one’s suit, the sale of commodities and nearly everything else.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • On August 6th, the fourth anniversary of the bombing, the national Diet promulgated a law establishing Hiroshima as a Peace Memorial City, and the final design for the commemorative park by the great Japanese architect Kenzo Tange was revealed to the public.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Just below him on the quarter-deck the marines in full equipment were drawn up much as at the scene of the promulgated sentence.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd

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  • It is wonderful how many absurdities were promulgated in reference to the young man.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • ’tis yet to know,— Which, when I know that boasting is an honor, I shall promulgate,—I fetch my life and being From men of royal siege; and my demerits May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune As this that I have reach’d: for know, Iago, But that I love the gentle Desdemona, I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the sea’s worth.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • If there be such, mayhap his grace the king did promulgate them whilst that I lay sick about the beginning of the year and thereby failed to hear his proclamation.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Such is the edict (if report speak true) Of Creon, our most noble Creon, aimed At thee and me, aye me too; and anon He will be here to promulgate, for such As have not heard, his mandate; ’tis in sooth No passing humor, for the edict says Whoe’er transgresses shall be stoned to death.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • On a second occasion Jos read a brief announcement—Major Dobbin had joined the —th regiment at Chatham; and subsequently he promulgated accounts of the presentations at the Drawing-room of Colonel Sir Michael O’Dowd, K.C.B., Lady O’Dowd (by Mrs. Malloy Malony of Ballymalony), and Miss Glorvina O’Dowd (by Lady O’Dowd).
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • There was a theory afoot at that time, left over from the Puritanism of the previous two centuries and promulgated most forcefully by the British social thinker Thomas Malthus, that in helping the poor or in increasing food production to feed more people we would in fact encourage an increase in the number of the impoverished, who would, among other things, simply procreate faster to take advantage of all that surplus gruel.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Where is the staircase, from which Charles VI. promulgated his edict of pardon? the slab where Marcel cut the throats of Robert de Clermont and the Marshal of Champagne, in the presence of the dauphin? the wicket where the bulls of Pope Benedict were torn, and whence those who had brought them departed decked out, in derision, in copes and mitres, and making an apology through all Paris? and the grand hall, with its gilding, its azure, its statues, its pointed arches, its pillars, its…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …blood there in circulation it would make less frequent the chokings and other pains to which she was liable; besides, in the life of complete inertia which she led she attached to the least of her sensations an extraordinary importance, endowed them with a Protean ubiquity which made it difficult for her to keep them secret, and, failing a confidant to whom she might communicate them, she used to promulgate them to herself in an unceasing monologue which was her sole form of activity.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Every one of them is skilled in their law; for, as it is a very short study, so the plainest meaning of which words are capable is always the sense of their laws; and they argue thus: all laws are promulgated for this end, that every man may know his duty; and, therefore, the plainest and most obvious sense of the words is that which ought to be put upon them, since a more refined exposition cannot be easily comprehended, and would only serve to make the laws become useless to the…
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • He had not this good excuse for his somewhat aggressive impulse to promulgate his felicity; his sentiment was of another quality.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day,—this he shall hear and promulgate.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The blessed tidings were accordingly promulgated, and caused infinite rejoicings among those who had stood aghast at the horror and absurdity of war.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • There was no question of not taking precautions or failing to comply with the orders wisely promulgated for the public weal in the disorders of a pestilence.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • This trend toward informality has yielded less insistence on rigid codes of conduct during recent decades and a disregard for whatever authorities promulgate them.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Or if they are repealed or revised before they are promulgated or are changed so frequently that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • This accounts for the unexampled cruelty of the Yezhov1 period, the promulgation of a constitution that was never meant to be applied, and the introduction of elections that violated the very principle of free choice.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It read in part: "They [Lincoln and Stone] believe that the institution of slavery is founded on injustice and bad policy, but that the promulgation of abolition doctrines tends to increase rather than abate its evils."
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • And the adversaries of the plan promulgated by the convention ought to have confined themselves to showing, that the internal structure of the proposed government was such as to render it unworthy of the confidence of the people.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The behavior that the Reverend Wayne promulgates through his television shows, pamphlets, and franchises can be traced in an unbroken line back to the Pentecostal cults of early Christianity, and from there back to pagan glossolalia cults.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • In 1792, at the very time when the anti-Christian republic of France began its ephemeral existence, the legislative body of Massachusetts promulgated the following law, to compel the citizens to observe the Sabbath.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The latter, in particular, prevailed in Naphta’s order, which had originated in Spain and whose rules of spiritual exercise—in some sense the equivalent of those that Frederick the Great later promulgated for his Prussian infantry— were first drawn up in Spanish, so that Naphta frequently used Spanish phrases in his stories and lessons.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Origin of the first Union—Its weakness—Congress appeals to the constituent authority—Interval of two years between this appeal and the promulgation of the new Constitution.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The opinion belonged to Marmaduke, who, however, saw no necessity for its promulgation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • ’tis the six-and-twentieth edition, promulgated at Boston, Anno Domini 1744; and is entitled, ’The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments; faithfully translated into English Metre, for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints, in Public and Private, especially in New England’."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • ) To come down to the basic and fundamental issues of this campaign, the great error, insincerely promulgated by Seneca Doane—
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • A Threefold Word Of God, Reason, Revelation, Prophecy To rule by Words, requires that such Words be manifestly made known; for else they are no Lawes: For to the nature of Lawes belongeth a sufficient, and clear Promulgation, such as may take away the excuse of Ignorance; which in the Lawes of men is but of one onely kind, and that is, Proclamation, or Promulgation by the voyce of man.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The mathematicians, I grant you, have done their best to promulgate the popular error to which you allude, and which is none the less an error for its promulgation as truth.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • I have selected an example which relates to a time posterior to the promulgation of the present Constitution.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It put a stop to torture, promulgated the truth, expelled miasma, rendered the century healthy, crowned the populace.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • *i Besides the general laws, the State sometimes passes general police regulations; but more commonly the townships and town officers, conjointly with justices of the peace, regulate the minor details of social life, according to the necessities of the different localities, and promulgate such enactments as concern the health of the community, and the peace as well as morality of the citizens.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The order was one of the most monumental and sweeping to be promulgated since the "final solution" itself was hatched in the fecund brains of the Nazi thaumaturges: that is, the recently built gas chambers and crematoriums of Birkenau would be employed solely for the extermination of Jews.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Amongst that people, indeed, some national wants do exist which give rise to opinions common to the whole nation on points of honor; but these opinions never occur at the same time, in the same manner, or with the same intensity to the minds of the whole community; the law of honor exists, but it has no organs to promulgate it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • To science made government, to the force of things become the sole public force, to the natural law, having in itself its sanction and its penalty and promulgating itself by evidence, to a dawn of truth corresponding to a dawn of day.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • *v When the Constitution of 1789 was promulgated, the nation was a prey to anarchy; the Union, which succeeded this confusion, excited much dread and much animosity; but it was warmly supported because it satisfied an imperious want.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • But we shall be led to acknowledge that this is only a secondary cause of its superiority, when we recollect that eleven new States *n have been added to the American Confederation since the promulgation of the Federal Constitution, and that these new republics have always rather exaggerated than avoided the defects which existed in the former Constitutions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • …and by the physical and moral conditions of the creature, my dear hearers," he earnestly concluded "it can excite no surprise that creeds so very different in their tendencies should grow out of a religion revealed, it is true, but whose revelations are obscured by the lapse of ages, and whose doctrines were, after the fashion of the countries in which they were first promulgated, frequently delivered in parables, and in a language abounding in metaphors and loaded with figures.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • A Threefold Word Of God, Reason, Revelation, Prophecy To rule by Words, requires that such Words be manifestly made known; for else they are no Lawes: For to the nature of Lawes belongeth a sufficient, and clear Promulgation, such as may take away the excuse of Ignorance; which in the Lawes of men is but of one onely kind, and that is, Proclamation, or Promulgation by the voyce of man.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The legislation of the Southern States with regard to slaves, presents at the present day such unparalleled atrocities as suffice to show how radically the laws of humanity have been perverted, and to betray the desperate position of the community in which that legislation has been promulgated.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It is not that Combeferre was not capable of fighting, he did not refuse a hand-to-hand combat with the obstacle, and to attack it by main force and explosively; but it suited him better to bring the human race into accord with its destiny gradually, by means of education, the inculcation of axioms, the promulgation of positive laws; and, between two lights, his preference was rather for illumination than for conflagration.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And once in an extravagant piece of waggery, speaking of reincarnation (about which he said he was not so skeptical as to rule it beyond possibility), he claimed to have been in a past life the only Jewish Albigensian monk—a brilliant friar named St. Nathan le Bon who had singlehandedly promulgated that crazy sect’s obsessive penchant for self-destruction, which was based on the reasoning that if life is evil, it is necessary to hasten life’s end.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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