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  • Alongside this culture, various religious cultures with their respective rights can coexist, on condition (and to the degree) that they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture and subordinate themselves to it. This Enlightenment culture is substantially defined by the rights to liberty.
    Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)  --  Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
  • His subordinate stands right next to him, looking as blank-minded as ever.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • "Racial integrity" laws were part of a plan to replicate slavery’s racial hierarchy and reestablish the subordination of African Americans.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A subordinate tells Volkheimer there are reports of resistance broadcasts washing out of the Leopoldstadt.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • With consolidation he had had to accept the arrival of a more powerful presence in his midst and Dr. Piedmont had taken particular delight in letting his subordinates know that he was sitting with both buttocks solidly planted on the throne.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • 9 Those soldiers were using the word slavery in the same sense that Americans in 1776 had used it to describe their subordination to Britain.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • He would—as soon as he had got his subordinates out of the room (and they of course knew why they had been asked to leave the room)—check the notes with his eyes alone.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I will not speak with subordinates or grubby clerks.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • This binds two but makes one subordinate to the other.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Perhaps Big Brother was merely getting rid of a too-popular subordinate.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • He has to work smoothly with his subordinates.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I consider myself fortunate to have such a subordinate by me.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But he cannot escape the dynamic dictated to him by his culture in which subordinates must respect the dictates of their superiors.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He never professed to have skills greater than his subordinates.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I’m only a subordinate.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It gradually annexed province after province, purchasing them of the native chiefs, whom it seldom paid, and appointed the governor-general and his subordinates, civil and military.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • What! you are my paid subordinate, are you?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Dantes, trained in discipline, knew that nothing would be more absurd than to question subordinates, who were forbidden to reply; and so he remained silent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If you greet someone with greater status than yourself or if you wish to honor a subordinate, then speak first.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • If one of my subordinates had done what I have done, I should have declared him unworthy of the service, and have expelled him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It meant he had to place a lot of trust in his subordinates.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He knew that Major — de Coverley was his executive officer, but he did not know what that meant, and he could not decide whether in Major — de Coverley he was blessed with a lenient superior or cursed with a delinquent subordinate.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • After consulting a tree to ascertain from its lichen which way was south, and taking no lip from the subordinates who ventured to correct him, Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangled his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval that they were eventually rescued by settlers moving inland.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • —You, one of my husband’s subordinates!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • Golz was a good general and a fine soldier but they always kept him in a subordinate position and never gave him a free hand.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Our zoo had a clan of six, two dominant females and four subordinate males.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A soldier—New England’s most distinguished soldier—he stood firmly on the pedestal of his gallant services; and, himself secure in the wise liberality of the successive administrations through which he had held office, he had been the safety of his subordinates in many an hour of danger and heart-quake.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The proper creative process is a slow, gradual, anonymous, collective one, in which each man collaborates with all the others and subordinates himself to the standards of the majority.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It is subordinate in the first place to the passage, to the effect created by the placement of lines in succession.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The sovereigns of Paraguay admit as few Spanish Jesuits as possible; they prefer those of other nations as being more subordinate to their commands.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The captain stood with folded arms, silent, observing the work of his subordinates, but making no sign.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • That poor, ignorant woman thought that America was governed by a Queen, to whom the President was subordinate.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Just then the jailer came in with some subordinates, and commanded that the prisoners be conducted to the jail-yard.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He stuck the paper on a file, in an ill-humour, and Charles Darnay awaited his further pleasure for half an hour: sometimes, pacing to and fro in the strong arched room: sometimes, resting on a stone seat: in either case detained to be imprinted on the memory of the chief and his subordinates.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And it’s a funny sort of business to be sitting up there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is hard of hearing.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • But, having nonplussed his subordinate, Matvy Ilyitch paid him no further attention.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The report was this: that Bartleby had been a subordinate clerk in the Dead Letter Office at Washington, from which he had been suddenly removed by a change in the administration.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • She would quickly subordinate her own desires to those of the family or the community, because she knew cooperation was the only way to survive.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Then he spoke to the inspector as he would have to a subordinate.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • People bored Manchek; the mechanics of manipulation and the vagaries of subordinate personality held no fascination for him.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The uppermost shank of Everest’s Southeast Ridge is a slender, heavily corniced fin of rock and wind-scoured snow that snakes for a quarter mile between the summit and a subordinate pinnacle known as the South Summit.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • His terror of the gallows drove him continually to commit temporary suicide, and return to his subordinate station of a part instead of a person; but he loathed the necessity, he loathed the despondency into which Jekyll was now fallen, and he resented the dislike with which he was himself regarded.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • He went downstairs, where, by the way, he vented the most horrid curses upon the unoffending footman, his subordinate.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The Hope and the Search passed right by Vanikoro without stopping there; and overall, this voyage was plagued by misfortune, ultimately costing the lives of Rear Admiral d’Entrecasteaux, two of his subordinate officers, and several seamen from his crew.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I was in the Consular Service—quite a subordinate post, but it suited me well enough.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • VLADIMIR: And that we should subordinate our good offices to certain conditions?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Man’s mind, say the mystics of spirit, must be subordinated to the will of God, Man’s mind, say the mystics of muscle, must be subordinated to the will of Society.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It wasn’t any particular point of view that outraged him so much as the idea that Quality should be subordinated to any point of view.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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