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  • The ruling invalidated Walter’s conviction and death sentence.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Invalidated ….
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I catch myself questioning whether that weekend even happened at all, or if it was just another invalidated memory of mine that may not even be real.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • One piece of really good news is this: All of yesterday’s evaluations have been invalidated.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • Thomas winced; Frypan had gone too far with that recommendation, almost invalidating his well-stated opinion of the whole mess.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Both kinds demand that you invalidate your own consciousness and surrender yourself into their power.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It completely invalidates Vacher’s theories and means that Ladin was actually a genius.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • An invalid, one who has been invalidated.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • That is, we are so persuaded of the rightness of our judgment as to invalidate evidence that does not confirm us in it.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Without invalidating anything that we have just said, we believe that a perpetual memory of the tomb is proper for the living.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • As a result, much of the expanse and variety of the human condition is belittled or invalidated.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It doesn’t invalidate the thought.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And as instantly deciding that he, Clyde’s spiritual adviser, must not in any way be invalidated in his spiritual worth to Clyde.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The mere fact that anyone can physically walk past the temple guardians does not invalidate their significance; for if the intruder is incapable of encompassing the sanctuary, he has effectually remained without.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Dear Madam, The document you enclose is quite in order, and the fact of the marriage having taken place in a foreign country does not invalidate it in any way.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Chacko, on the other hand, from the moment he had entered the house, or perhaps from the moment Comrade Pillai had arrived, had undergone a curious process of invalidation.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The mere circumstance of the compact between Ralph Nickleby and Gride would not invalidate the marriage, or render Bray averse to it, who, if he did not actually know of the existence of some such understanding, doubtless suspected it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • To do so invalidates this contract.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • His deeds invalidate all the contracts.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • If you shorten the intervals, you invalidate the inspections.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Your estimate of the papa’s sensibilities is a good reason until it is invalidated.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • These contracts may not involve direct fraud or deceit sufficient to invalidate them in a court of law.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Some of these are worth pointing out, not because they invalidate his main charge but because they are, so to speak, evidence of malice.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • This mistake, he wanted to make certain, should not invalidate what occurred on October 5 and the corroborating evidence of Officer Clapper.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • This conclusion cannot be invalidated by alleging that the State in which the experiment was made was at that crisis, and had been for a long time before, violently heated and distracted by the rage of party.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • No doubt there are here and there,’ said Ferdinand politely, ’exceptional cases, where people have been taken in for what appeared to them to be much better reasons; and I need not go far to find such a case; but they don’t invalidate the rule.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Out of necessity they stitched all of their secret fears and lingering childhood nightmares into this existence, because even though it was deceptive enough to try and look as they looked, talk as they talked, and do as they did, it had to have some hidden stain to invalidate it—it was impossible for them both to be right.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • I’m sure my performance invalidates them.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It is possible to speak from only one point at a time, but that does not invalidate the insights of the rest.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • There has come into fashion a strange and easy manner of suppressing the revelations of history, of invalidating the commentaries of philosophy, of eliding all embarrassing facts and all gloomy questions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Nevertheless, there was always a great deal of mystery about these leaders, and no certain fact can invalidate the singular arrogance of this reply made later on by a man accused before the Court of Peers:— "Who was your leader?"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Your number will be invalidated.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And once we’re both invalidated, we’ll be erased from the system.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive-a definition that invalidates man’s consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Once he leaves with me and starts missing work and class, he’ll be invalidated too—even though, technically, his identity was never really valid in the first place, since it was created by the resistance.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It is the peculiar province, for instance, of a court of equity to relieve against what are called hard bargains: these are contracts in which, though there may have been no direct fraud or deceit, sufficient to invalidate them in a court of law, yet there may have been some undue and unconscionable advantage taken of the necessities or misfortunes of one of the parties, which a court of equity would not tolerate.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The teachers’ assignments have been invalidated."
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Here is an express power given, in clear and unambiguous terms, to the State Executives, to fill casual vacancies in the Senate, by temporary appointments; which not only invalidates the supposition, that the clause before considered could have been intended to confer that power upon the President of the United States, but proves that this supposition, destitute as it is even of the merit of plausibility, must have originated in an intention to deceive the people, too palpable to be…
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it, which is thinking-that the mind is one’s only judge of values and one’s only guide of action-that reason is an absolute that permits no compromise-that a concession to the irrational invalidates one’s consciousness and turns it from the task of perceiving to the task of faking reality-that the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind-that the acceptance of a mystical invention…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "But you, personally, Mr. McMillan," the Governor at last found voice to say, "because of your long contact with him in the prison there—do you know of any material fact not introduced at the trial which would in any way tend to invalidate or weaken any phase of the testimony offered at the trial?
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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  • In fact the major portion of the Negro residential area is out of the city limits—put there when the city fathers decided it was the simplest way to invalidate the Negro vote in local elections.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
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