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  • The paper argued that the law is arbitrary and undermines competition and therefore ought to be repealed.
    Cato Institute Center for Trade Policy Studies  -- 06/29/06)
  • But the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, and threats of terrorism and global conflict seemed to disrupt the progress toward a repeal of capital punishment.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Expulsion repealed," the Chancellor said firmly and I felt Ambrose’s satisfaction flicker and wane beside me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I learned that the bar had been built in 1933, to celebrate and capitalize upon the repeal of Prohibition, and its spacious, even somewhat cavernous dimensions were originally meant to encompass a dance floor.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • I wanted to give her hope that someday the Population Law would be repealed.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • We’ll repeal the population limitation laws.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Don’t try dreaming about any repeals.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They regularly petition us for retraction of Creationist theory, formal apologies for Galileo and Copernicus, repeal of our criticism against dangerous or immoral research.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Without the consent of this illustrious body, no law can be enacted, repealed, or altered: and these nobles have likewise the decision of all our possessions, without appeal.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It appeared dry and cold; but at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him: asserting that she could not help it then, and being done, she had now no power to repeal it.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • Mark the high noises; and thyself bewray, When false opinion, whose wrong thought defiles thee, In thy just proof repeals and reconciles thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Is there no voice more worthy than my own, To sound more sweetly in great Caesar’s ear For the repealing of my banish’d brother?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • All laws were repealed which extended the crime of treason beyond the statute of the twenty-fifth of Edward III.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Heavenly is always looking that way, towards the Gulf, so that the light from Point Lookout catches her face with its repealed soft stroke of clarity.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, As I do now: for whiles this honest fool Plies Desdemona to repair his fortune, And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear,— That she repeals him for her body’s lust; And by how much she strives to do him good, She shall undo her credit with the Moor.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Do you know that the orange lodges agitated for repeal of the union twenty years before O’Connell did or before the prelates of your communion denounced him as a demagogue?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Peggotty then retired to her lodging, and Mr. Spenlow and I went into Court, where we had a divorce-suit coming on, under an ingenious little statute (repealed now, I believe, but in virtue of which I have seen several marriages annulled), of which the merits were these.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • And as its next order of business, the Legislature promptly passed resolutions instructing its Senators to urge repeal of the Embargo.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Besides, her intercession chaf’d him so, When she for thy repeal was suppliant, That to close prison he commanded her, With many bitter threats of biding there.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • For having power to make, and repeale Lawes, he may when he pleaseth, free himselfe from that subjection, by repealing those Lawes that trouble him, and making of new; and consequently he was free before.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • It was in favor of liberty of conscience, and in behalf of the Baptists, Quakers, and other sectaries that had been under persecution, ascribing the Indian wars, and other distresses that had befallen the country, to that persecution, as so many judgments of God to punish so heinous an offense, and exhorting a repeal of those uncharitable laws.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose: and now Led on, yet sinless, with desire to know What nearer might concern him, how this world Of Heaven and Earth conspicuous first began; When, and whereof created; for what cause; What within Eden, or without, was done Before his memory; as one whose drouth Yet scarce allayed still eyes the current stream, Whose liquid murmur heard new thirst excites, Proceeded thus to ask his heavenly guest.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The ANC drafted a letter to the prime minister advising him of these resolutions and the deadline for repealing the laws.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …in the ratio as they worked long and monotonously, the craving grew within them for some physical relief — some relaxation, encouraging good humour and good spirits, and giving them a vent — some recognized holiday, though it were but for an honest dance to a stirring band of music — some occasional light pie in which even M’Choakumchild had no finger — which craving must and would be satisfied aright, or must and would inevitably go wrong, until the laws of the Creation were repealed?
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • And yeah, I can tell myself a dozen times that we can both have our cake and eat it, too—Shay gets to die on his own terms; I get the death penalty put under a microscope and maybe even repealed by the Supreme Court—but it doesn’t cancel out the fact that at the end of the day, Shay will be dead, and I’ll be just as responsible as the state that signed the warrant in the first place.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • In 1844 he succeeded in getting the House to repeal the gag rule.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Depend on it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Oh, that was repealed.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • But, instead of following tradition, I suggest one house legislators, another whose single duty is to repeal laws.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Hefley’s "OSHA Reform Act" would essentially repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It incorporates the principle of consent into British constitutional law and repeals the Government of Ireland Act of 1920.
    Tony Blair  --  First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
  • One of two alternatives must then be resorted to: the people must alter the constitution, or the legislature must repeal the law.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It would be a hollow gesture to repeal the Gold Law prohibitions against Africans when all gold mines are owned by European companies.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Owing its ratification to the law of a State, it has been contended that the same authority might repeal the law by which it was ratified.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • He had, as far as Eve could see, benefited from the change of temperature in the country—too lukewarm in her opinion—and the repeal of the Two Term Bill.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Each had the power to annul or repeal the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The repeal of the Missouri Compromise in 1854, which started the dissolution of both major parties and created a fluid political situation, once again aroused Lincoln’s hopes.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Admitting to his ignorance of the real state of things in America—and inferring that this was no uncommon handicap in Parliament—he boldly proposed the repeal of every act concerning America since the incendiary Stamp Act of 1765.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Dearly, dearly, do we pay for the repeal of the acts, if that is all we fight for; for in a just estimation, it is as great a folly to pay a Bunker-hill price for law, as for land.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • Shakespeare was not a philosopher or a scientist, but he did have curiosity, he loved the surface of the earth and the process of life–which, it should be repealed, is NOT the same thing as wanting to have a good time and stay alive as long as possible.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • On March 2nd, the Senate passed the Kansas-Nebraska Bill which repealed the Missouri Compromise restriction and divided the Nebraska Territory into two territories: Kansas and Nebraska.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations; ecclesiastical or temporal; civil, military, maritime, or criminal; this being the place where that absolute despotic power which must, in all governments, reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • To tyrants others have their country sold, Imposing foreign lords, for foreign gold; Some have old laws repeal’d, new statutes made, Not as the people pleas’d, but as they paid; With incest some their daughters’ bed profan’d: All dar’d the worst of ills, and, what they dar’d, attain’d.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,—to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,—DANIEL O’CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mightiest champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Well, anyway, when Repeal came and mailmen had to use Mack trucks to haul the applications for licenses over to the City Hall, Slade got a license.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • "Repeal this statute, my good sir?" says Mr. Kenge to a smarting client.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Repealed by amendment 21.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • ] Sit, my preserver, by thy patient’s side; And with this healthful hand, whose banish’d sense Thou has repeal’d, a second time receive The confirmation of my promis’d gift, Which but attends thy naming.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Now some people are questioning whether it is valid, which has led to the outrageous doctrine of legislative repeal—since it was ratified by the State, the State can repeal it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The Union, therefore, required a national judiciary to enforce the obedience of the citizens to the laws, and to repeal the attacks which might be directed against them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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