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revoke -- as in: revoked his privileges
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  • The lawyer’s license was revoked after being convicted of a felony.
  • I ended up gettin’ my license revoked until I’m twenty-one, and a two-year suspended sentence.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • She finds herself hating them, just as she hated the headmaster that day he tried to explain why her membership in the human race had been revoked.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • This is a privilege that’s been revoked.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • The information we have says that her passport was revoked years ago, so Fiona is probably still in the UK.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Extracurricular prison cooking happened primarily in two communal microwaves that were placed in kitchenette areas between the Dorms; their use was a privilege the staff constantly (and with great enjoyment) threatened to revoke.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • As a result of his new arrest, the judge revoked Terrance’s probation and sentenced him to die in prison.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • If he wakes up and has any reason, any reason at all, to revoke your pardon, he will.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He’d already told us that one word about the Whisperer gets your Messenger status revoked — and believe me, no Messenger wants to chance that.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • But if he revokes the laws he has made and tacks and comes about till the ship is on her beam ends, then finally we will be forced to cut the hawser.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • In 2011, the federal government revoked Arpaio’s authority to identify and detain immigrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Enrique’s license is revoked for a week.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The earlier revision has been revoked.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • For the next year, Hans was lucky that he didn’t revoke his membership application officially.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • One afternoon, after he had refused to do the schoolwork they brought to him, his television privileges had been revoked.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Thus I might proclaim myself a madman, but not revoke the sentence passed upon my wretched victim.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • And is there no means of making him revoke his decision?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The only thing that sticks in my head is that it has a clock, and we must be back inside 13 by the designated hour or our hunting privileges will be revoked.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It was not her curiosity alone that prompted her to action; it was a secret fear that the sentence of the Board might be revoked.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But we have also had a strong relationship with Abnegation in the past, and we do not think it is right to revoke the hand of friendship when it has for so long been extended.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • "No," answered Tita, astonished that the sentence of silence had been revoked.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Two days ago, the Secretariat Council voted unanimously to revoke the Vatican’s sanction of Opus Dei.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Council of Cloven Elders has revoked Grover’s searcher’s license in absentia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Then his certificate was revoked, and he was sent away.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • In a scathing five-page document filled with exclamation points, he accused Southam and Mandel of fraud and unprofessional conduct, and demanded that the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York revoke their medical licenses.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Guardianship Agency is bound to conduct an annual review to see whether any cause exists for revoking a guardianship.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • My father ran to right and left, exhausted, comforting friends, running to the Jewish Council to see if the edict had not been revoked in the meantime.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Beneath a great tree in the neighborhood fell the German general, Duplat, descended from a French family which fled on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My word is not revocable nor ineffectual, once I nod upon it.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • South Korea’s safety rating was downgraded by the US Federal Aviation Authority, and Canadian officials informed Korean Air’s management that they were considering revoking the company’s overflight and landing privileges in Canadian airspace.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Today., finally, is his parole revocation hearing.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • If you don’t turn that boat around and return to this island immediately, you will be found in violation of Section 509 of the Uniform Maritime Act, you will he subject to revocation of license, penalties in excess of fifty thousand dollars, and five years in jail.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Guests poured from the booths, transformed from one age into another, their faces covered with dominoes, the very act of putting on a mask revoking all their licenses to pick a quarrel with fantasy and horror.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • "You considered Smith?" said Harry, revoked.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Creativity or the lack of it had no bearing on these things; to do them was as foolish as issuing a proclamation revoking the law of gravity or trying to play table-tennis with a brick.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • It was said that in the wilderness of the Middle West, he murdered a state legislator who attempted to revoke a charter granted to him, to revoke it when his rail was laid halfway across the state; some legislators had planned to make a fortune on Taggart stock-by selling it short.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Without her parents’ financial support, which they have currently revoked, Lilly Tells It Like It Is cannot go on.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • We know that we have introduced a change of direction in his course which is already carrying him out of his orbit around he Enemy; but he must be made to imagine that all the choices which have effected this change of course are trivial and revocable.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I knew what the man meant; that if the missing slave was found, the postponement would be revoked, the execution take place to-day.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The women began to call once more, each raising an arm to revoke the action.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Let it be known to them, as I make it known to you, that being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, I revoke no disposition I have made in her favour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He’d get probation, maybe have his license revoked, but he wouldn’t end up behind bars.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The yesterday, which could never be revoked,—if she could have changed it now for any length of inward silent endurance, she would have bowed beneath that cross with a sense of rest.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Miss Crawley was now in the habit of writing to Mr. Waxy her solicitor almost every day in the week, for her arrangements respecting her property were all revoked, and her perplexity was great as to the future disposition of her money.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Should he apply directly to Mr. Brooke, and demand of that troublesome gentleman to revoke his proposal?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Being inarticulate, it was dubious in significance further than it seemed to indicate some capricious revulsion of thought or feeling such as mobs ashore are liable to, in the present instance possibly implying a sullen revocation on the men’s part of their involuntary echoing of Billy’s benediction.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Indeed,’ said she, ’if I could altogether cancel the remembrance that Mr. Sparsit was a Powler, or that I myself am related to the Scadgers family; or if I could even revoke the fact, and make myself a person of common descent and ordinary connexions; I would gladly do so.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Karna the Warrior could not make that promise, for if he did, he would have to revoke another one.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
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