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  • Congress passed the legislation, but the President vetoed it.
  • The President has promised to veto the legislation if Congress passes it.
  • Permanent members of the Security Council can veto any UN vote to use force.
  • My parents vetoed my plan to attend the concert tonight.

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  • She’d vetoed three of Sophia’s outfits, had lent her a pair of gold, dangly earrings and a necklace that matched, and as she skipped toward Sophia, she didn’t bother to hide her excitement.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • By the quick look that passed among the three of them, I could see that this option had been discussed, and likely vetoed by Liz.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He wanted it in the main hallway, but Stenton vetoed him.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He vetoed it, said it was inflammatory.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The veto, of course.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Milo vetoed the idea brusquely.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • After Coin vetoes a dinner, entertainment, and alcohol, Plutarch yells, "What’s the point of the propo if no one’s having any fun!" It’s hard to put a Gamemaker on a budget.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He was well versed in current events and spent some time talking about De Gaulle’s veto of England’s entry into the Common Market and, to Pari’s surprise, almost succeeded in making it interesting.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Nonetheless, academic astonishment had somehow vetoed prudence.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Apart from her studies Anne expanded socially, for Marilla, mindful of the Spencervale doctor’s dictum, no longer vetoed occasional outings.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Mr. Linton has a prejudice against me: we quarrelled at one time of our lives, with unchristian ferocity; and, if you mention coming here to him, he’ll put a veto on your visits altogether.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • If she vetoed Percy’s orders … well, he didn’t know what would happen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Michael liked the first city they passed, but this was vetoed because everyone doubted quick first judgments.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • —Enjolras, in spite of all murmurs, placed his veto on the fifteen bottles, and, in order that no one might touch them, he had them placed under the table on which Father Mabeuf was lying.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Queen Morgause…" Arthur assumed the right of veto for the first time in his life.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Our official escort Mundin vetoes both ideas.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I only have until August thirteenth at the latest, you have veto power on the guest list, and if I go overboard on anything, you’ll never speak to me again.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Doctor Nolan said my college would take me back for the second semester, on her recommendation and Philomena Guinea’s scholarship, but as the doctors vetoed my living with my mother in the interim, I was staying on at the asylum until the winter term began.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • It was promptly vetoed by President Johnson as "unconstitutional,"
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • But I know who vetoed it.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • On George’s intercourse with Amelia he put an instant veto—menacing the youth with maledictions if he broke his commands, and vilipending the poor innocent girl as the basest and most artful of vixens.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • But the Old Man vetoed this.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Distracted by the noise, he suggested their dismissal, but the Nawab Bahadur vetoed it; he said that musicians, who had walked many miles, might bring good luck.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • And for the first time in our nation’s history, important public measures were passed over a President’s veto and became law without his support.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • They considered it dangerous and vetoed my meeting.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Or a benefactor’s veto might impose such a negation on a man’s life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction was generous.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I had tried to get him a spot in the St. Catherine’s cemetery, but the committee in charge had vetoed it—they did not want the grave of a murderer resting beside their loved ones.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • At first he had wanted to call it Zeus Pickles & Preserves, but that idea was vetoed because everybody said that Zeus was too obscure and had no local relevance, whereas Paradise did.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • …Great Snow, perchance, which is still raging and chilling men’s blood, I bear the muffled tone of their engine bell from out the fog bank of their chilled breath, which announces that the cars are coming, without long delay, notwithstanding the veto of a New England northeast snow-storm, and I behold the plowmen covered with snow and rime, their heads peering, above the mould-board which is turning down other than daisies and the nests of field mice, like bowlders of the Sierra Nevada,…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Jim wanted to come along; he ran into a double veto.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Star wanted to save my pet longbow but I vetoed it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • His editor, however, had vetoed publishing it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • First, the veto of the Censor, which put the supporters of the play on their mettle.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • We could have rolled in and taken out the bad guys—but the CO vetoed it.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The emperor can veto legislation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Gates had vetoed it, saying Lucy was "obsessed with sleaze."
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • My mother had vetoed "We are going down the valley one by one."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • But the General vetoed that.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Lynn had volunteered to return to the hospital afterward to stay with her mom, but Amanda had vetoed the idea.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • He is armed with a veto or suspensive power, which allows him to stop, or at least to retard, its movements at pleasure.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Leo had wanted to paint a giant message on the bottom of the hull—WASSUP? with a smiley face—but Annabeth vetoed the idea.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It didn’t help that he had been in the White House for nearly three years and still had yet to cast a single veto.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • George William Vertigan insisted in debate, and afterward privily to Sir Robert Fairlamb, that rats destroy food and perhaps spread disease, and His Excellency must veto the bill.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Executive power would include the veto and the appointment of all judges and justices, as well as militia officers, thus making the executive the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But the post-office officials had vetoed this, his colleagues of the local press said they could do nothing for him, and a clerk in the Prefect’s office had laughed in his face.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • After some wrangling, J. T. promised Venkatesh unfettered access to the gang’s operations as long as J. T. retained veto power over any information that, if published, might prove harmful.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
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