The dictator’s first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.
That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government…
George Orwell -- 1984
Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
When Albert died on February 26, 1889, slavery had been abolished, but few black people owned land of their own.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
It was also dedicated to abolishing the evil institution of slavery.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Fever, 1793
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy -- Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
But then in the 1780s a few indignant Britons, led by William Wilberforce, decided that slavery was so offensive that they had to abolish it.
Nicholas D. Kristof -- Half the Sky
Prudence indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Declaration of Sentiments
You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
George Orwell -- 1984
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How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished?
George Orwell -- 1984
But this was concrete evidence; it was a fragment of the abolished past, like a fossil bone which turns up in the wrong stratum and destroys a geological theory.
George Orwell -- 1984
This certainly wouldn’t be the last we heard about abolishing the monarchy.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
He did something which our democratic rulers hadn’t, even Benazir, and abolished the law that stated that for a woman to prove she was raped, she had to produce four male witnesses.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
We have abolished parole in many states.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
SINCE SOUND IS NO LONGER APPRECIATED, I HEREBY ABOLISH IT.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
The junior high school entrance examination had been abolished.
Ji-Li Jiang -- Red Scarf Girl
It moved by fits and starts toward an eventual majority in favor of abolishing slavery as the only way to win the war and preserve the Union.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
For those several times he had made her change "total abolishment" (vollstandige Abschaffung) to Vernichtung.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
BOYS and GIRLS have been abolished, that much is clear; though there’s still a chain-link fence.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The Bird’s rules were abolished.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
The constitutional monarchy had been abolished, replaced by a republic, led by a president of the republic.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Major Cavalcanti is already one, perhaps; but then, hereditary rank is abolished.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
He would not dare abolish a personal prelature established by a previous Pope!
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
This sentimental business about abolishing the death penalty simply encourages crime.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
The illuminated village had seized hold of the tocsin, and, abolishing the lawful ringer, rang for joy.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
As part of his social agenda, the Captain abolished the worst aspects of the company-store system in Coalwood.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
So you tell people that science is a futile fraud which ought to be abolished!
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
So indignant were the packers that they went farther, and compelled the mayor to abolish the whole bureau of inspection; so that since then there has not been even a pretense of any interference with the graft.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
You needed to surrender to some such ultimate purpose more fully, more unreservedly than you had ever done in the old familiar, peaceful days, in the old life that was now abolished and gone for good.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of abolishing pernicious insects.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
I abolished the rabbit, and thought a puppy, then some chickens, and then a horse and cart.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
He meant those regions where men who lived by ancient tribal laws had rebelled against the communists and their decrees to liberate women, to abolish forced marriage, to raise the minimum marriage age to sixteen for girls.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Society managed to turn infanticide and the cry of savagery around, and build a further case for abolishing slavery.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
All the physiological stigmata of old age have been abolished.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
There probably still is God after all, although we have abolished Him.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
Yesterday was July the fourth, which used to be Independence Day, before they abolished it.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity.
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
We allowed the unions to be abolished, the various religious denominations to be suppressed, there was no freedom of speech in the press or on the radio.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
With a feeling of intense disgust you kick the mass of rubbish into a corner and go home, your head full of revolutionary schemes to abolish the divine right of professors to ask questions without the consent of the questioned.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
—Blaise Pascal Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God.
William P. Young -- The Shack
I found it was "the act of abolishing;" but then I did not know what was to be abolished.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
More destroyed than thus, We should be quite abolished, and expire.
John Milton -- Paradise Lost
The crowd this time said nothing: the story certainly savoured of the supernatural, and though the Republic had abolished God, it had not quite succeeded in killing the fear of the supernatural in the hearts of the people.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Gratitude was to be abolished, and the virtues springing from it were not to be.
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
At that time the two famous decrees were being prepared that so agitated society—abolishing court ranks and introducing examinations to qualify for the grades of Collegiate Assessor and State Councilor—and not merely these but a whole state constitution, intended to change the existing order of government in Russia: legal, administrative, and financial, from the Council of State down to the district tribunals.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Would he abolish slavery?
Mark Twain -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
As for the interior, there were spongy displays of liver-colored carpet intermittently abolishing the glare of varnished, resounding floors; an immense modernistic living-room couch covered in nubby fabric interwoven with glittery strands of silver metal; a breakfast alcove featuring a banquette upholstered in blue-and-white plastic.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Third, we are demanding that the Americans abolish a secret agency within their government.
Robert Cormier -- After the First Death
Rather that courts be abolished and each man buy arms and proceed to protect himself or make war for what he thinks is rightfully his own, than that a man should be tried by men who have already made up their minds that he is guilty.