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  • She proposed legislation to solve the problem.
  • The legislation had unintended consequences.
  • Speaking of legislation, have you all learned anything about that yet?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • They’ve all agreed to push legislation to make your TruYou profile your automatic path to registration.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Panic over the impending crime wave expected from these "radically impulsive, brutally remorseless" children led nearly every state to enact legislation that increased the exposure of children to adult prosecution.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The same ladies still looked at him with pleading eyes, the same serving girls still winked at him, the same councilmen still slipped pieces of potential legislation under his door with hopeful notes.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • As Professor Ross Miller notes in his book American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago: "Subsequent ’antifire’ legislation disproportionately penalized the working poor who owned their own wooden homes.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Some senators argued against it because they wanted comprehensive immigration reform, not just piecemeal legislation.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • There was also a short article on rioting that the reporter claimed was "the direct result of escalating tensions between the West and East government on new birth legislation."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • And they don’t have the fruits-of-the-earth legislation you have where you are.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • I start to put the booklet back, telling myself I’m not writing a book about Southern legislation, this is a waste of my time.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • No,’ said Sirius, ’but she drafted a bit of anti-werewolf legislation two years ago that makes it almost impossible for him to get a job.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I was not aware that Mr. Bunbury was interested in social legislation.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Supporters of the status quo argue that passing new, tissue-specific legislation is unnecessary, and that the current oversight practices are enough.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • This is Bill 135…… No other democratic country has such legislation.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • ’You may be cajoled into imagining that your own special trade or your own industry will be encouraged by a protective tariff, but it stands to reason that such legislation must in the long run keep away wealth from the country, diminish the value of our imports, and lower the general conditions of life in this island.’
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • … Direct action, … said Bill…. It beats legislation…. The girl came in and laid the table for supper.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • This law of the vagabonds, singular as it may strike the reader, remains to-day written out at length, in ancient English legislation.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Now you see how important it is that you go on the air and tell people that it isn’t true that Directive 10-289 is destroying industry, that it’s a sound piece of legislation devised for everybody’s good, and that if they’ll just be patient a little longer, things will improve and prosperity will return.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • This last compromise was a hasty bit of legislation, vague and uncertain in outline.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • I did not mention the Indians in the first Author’s Note largely because I did not want to confuse readers unnecessarily, but the existence of this minority is now much better known throughout the world because their position has become so desperate under apartheid legislation.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • A world under such legislation as hers would not be a very orderly place of abode; but there are not many women, at least not of the rulers, who are of her sort.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Her purpose is to dictate to them material she wants to see introduced into legislation and sent as a letter to the Times, all the while protesting that she’s merely a woman who doesn’t understand these matters as a man would.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • On March 13 Willis urged his colleagues to move with "utmost haste" in creating legislation to honor "the all but unbelievable valor" of the Marines in the Pacific.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Jerene was a student, working toward her Ph.D. in education, and Dempsey had found a poorly paying, uninspiring job working long hours in the basement of the state capital, on creditor/debtor legislation, so money was tighter than ever for the Mortensons.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He’d managed to block some legislation or other favorable to the extreme left wing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • …might have corrected and restrained this impression was effaced, and society, and the human race, and the universe were, henceforth, summed up in his eyes, in one simple and terrible feature,—thus the penal laws, the thing judged, the force due to legislation, the decrees of the sovereign courts, the magistracy, the government, prevention, repression, official cruelty, wisdom, legal infallibility, the principle of authority, all the dogmas on which rest political and civil security,…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • For politics and legislation are not matters for inflexible principles or unattainable ideals.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Bishop had lobbied for economic democracy and introduced the country’s first legislation for sexual equality.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • As always, he was ruled by the tyranny of instinct, by passion and the instant legislation of a simple heart.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The first execution in this state in sixty-nine years …. in the only first world country to still have death penalty legislation on the books.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • In the past, whites took land by force; now they secured it by legislation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I understand that your Church was instrumental in that legislation being passed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She sought to clear them by appealing to Calibree, in a manner of exaggerated liveliness, "Doctor, have the medical societies in Minnesota ever advocated legislation for help to nursing mothers?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • La Purisima was one of very few ranches in that part of Mexico retaining the full complement of six square leagues of land allotted by the colonizing legislation of eighteen twenty-four and the owner Don Hector Rocha y Villareal was one of the few hacendados who actually lived on the land he claimed, land which had been in his family for one hundred and seventy years.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Thoroughbred racing had a lengthy and celebrated history in America, but at the height of the temperance and antigambling reform movements in the first decade of the century, a series of race-fixing scandals involving bookmakers inspired a wave of legislation outlawing wagering.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • By this, the long wished-for opportunity was offered to "True" Socialism of confronting the political movement with the Socialist demands, of hurling the traditional anathemas against liberalism, against representative government, against bourgeois competition, bourgeois freedom of the press, bourgeois legislation, bourgeois liberty and equality, and of preaching to the masses that they had nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by this bourgeois movement.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • Excellent—the more impediments to legislation the better.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • We, therefore, propose immediately to introduce legislation directed to that end.
    Neville Chamberlain  --  Nazi Invasion of Poland Speech
  • I said, "O; and legislation? do they take any part in that?"
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • I know, of course, being President, that government actions and legislation can be very important.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • The core of the legislation states that no person has the right to harass or humiliate another person.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • In the bronze tower we used the rhetoric of aggrieved minorities to prevent legislation that would hurt our business.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Part of our colonial policy which enabled the United States to enact legislation for the government of backward people.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • The powers of governing still remaining in the hands of the king, he will have a negative over the whole legislation of this continent.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • The Chinese were pulling strings behind the scenes, influencing any major political happenings, and steering legislation in their favor.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Particularly since the civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s, the telltale signs of societal progress had finally taken root among black Americans.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • However, he instructed Webster to tell Tappan that if Congress voted the appropriate funds to charter a ship and supplies, he would sign the legislation.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • In 1996, Mrs. Dickinson, now a Florida homeschool lobbyist, wrote the legislation that allows homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
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