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  • a proviso of the agreement
  • A proviso of the agreement is that they be removed from Washington’s list of state sponsors of terror.
  • Hamas militants even assisted Egyptians in repairing the barrier, but with the proviso that the crossing remain open for Palestinians and goods coming through Egypt.
  • And now she began to think of her husband’s will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch

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  • With this proviso, I propose to continue yielding to the prejudice.
    Bertrand  Russell  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • Jerry added, by way of proviso.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But your proviso applies to any escape attempt, whether it happens in two years or two days.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Harry and Hermione felt that it was best not to stay anywhere too long, and Ron agreed, with the sole proviso that their next move took them within reach of a bacon sandwich.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • We all sweated blood … but he was accepted with the proviso that he would have to sit with the little kids in the first grades.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • This was readily agreed to, with only a proviso of Miss Tilney’s, that it did not rain, which Catherine was sure it would not.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey

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  • He’d had this crusty old grandfather he’d never met, from Germany, who’d left his unborn grandchild a trust fund with the proviso that he be named after the old man.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • It was decided, therefore, that henceforward strangers might come as freely as they chose—with but one important proviso.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • …basement, a Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with all the most stimulating words marked, a set of York barbells, the Iliad with the English translation of each sentence written above it, Brinker’s file of Betty Grable photographs, a lock of hair cut under duress from the head of Hazel Brewster, the professional town belle, a handwoven rope ladder with the proviso that it should be awarded to someone occupying a room on the third floor or higher, a forged draft registration card, and $4.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Finally, the request was approved, with the proviso that I could see my colleagues one by one, not together.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • You give me a dollar, right out—the only proviso is that I must spend it on a tie for you!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • They bulge from deep sockets, wildly expressive, and it’s clear my proviso has not set well with him.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • At all events he wound up by concluding, eschewing for the nonce hidebound precedent, a cup of Epps’s cocoa and a shakedown for the night plus the use of a rug or two and overcoat doubled into a pillow at least he would be in safe hands and as warm as a toast on a trivet he failed to perceive any very vast amount of harm in that always with the proviso no rumpus of any sort was kicked up.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That account may not be explained in ways that you’d like, but there’s a proviso attached that lends a considerable degree of legitimacy to it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • And now she began to think of her husband’s will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …neighbours against which there is no provision made by treaties; and that when treaties are made they do not cut off the enmity or restrain the licence of preying upon each other, if, by the unskilfulness of wording them, there are not effectual provisoes made against them; they, on the other hand, judge that no man is to be esteemed our enemy that has never injured us, and that the partnership of human nature is instead of a league; and that kindness and good nature unite men more…
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Popsy made Deepak Chief Resident overnight, but with the proviso that he be Chief Resident for two years.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "I don’t like provisos, Mr. Lawyer, I don’t like them at all."
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The proviso annexed is proper in itself, and was probably rendered absolutely necessary by jealousies and questions concerning the Western territory sufficiently known to the public.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Why, yet he doth deny his prisoners, But with proviso and exception, That we at our own charge shall ransom straight His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer; Who, on my soul, hath wilfully betray’d The lives of those that he did lead to fight Against that great magician, damn’d Glendower, Whose daughter, as we hear, the Earl of March Hath lately married.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • On inquiring what that proviso meant, I found that it meant that I proposed to get possession of her property if she had any, or to undertake her support for life if she had not; that I desired her continual companionship, counsel and conversation to the end of my days, and would bind myself under penalties to be always enraptured by them; and, above all, that I would turn my back on all other women for ever for her sake.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Was he not specifically on record as a consistent foe of slavery and a supporter of the Wilmot Proviso?
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Will you listen to the proviso? I don’t think you’ll be offended.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Henschell had just told him of the important proviso that governs our reception of guests.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • That, I take it, is the important and invariable proviso?
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The High Lama made another and longer pause, with just a hint of enquiry in his silence; when he continued, it was to add: "Perhaps you are wondering, my dear Conway, what that proviso may be?"
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will’s ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • To dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States, with a proviso, that nothing in the Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …(1) California was to be admitted as a free (non-slaveholding) state; (2) New Mexico and Utah were to be organized as territories without legislation either for or against slavery, thus running directly contrary to the hotly debated Wilmot Proviso which was intended to prohibit slavery in the new territories; (3) Texas was to be compensated for some territory to be ceded to New Mexico; (4) the slave trade would be abolished in the District of Columbia; and (5) a more stringent and…
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Yet she did wish that Sir James could know what had passed between her and her husband about Will Ladislaw’s moral claim on the property: it would then, she thought, be apparent to him as it was to her, that her husband’s strange indelicate proviso had been chiefly urged by his bitter resistance to that idea of claim, and not merely by personal feelings more difficult to talk about.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "But one proviso," I said, "just one.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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