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She countermanded the order.
  a command or order that cancels a previous command or order
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  • She countermanded the order.
  • Mother had ordered me not to tell anyone about the curse, but Mandy could countermand the order so I’d be able to tell Char.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • But as so often happened, the plan changed yet again; the orders were countermanded.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • George neither spoke to nor looked at Legree, who did not countermand his orders, but stood, whistling, with an air of forced unconcern.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Colonel Cathcart countermanded himself an instant later when he remembered how good a job Colonel Korn had done before General Dreedle at the first Avignon briefing.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Impossible to conceal ourselves inside it without the artists seeing us, and then they will get off simply by countermanding the vaudeville.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And he assured me with so much impressiveness that he would countermand the later letters, which would be held over at Bistritz until due time in case chance would admit of my prolonging my stay, that to oppose him would have been to create new suspicion.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • So whose choices should we countermand, Mackenzie?
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Keating barely bothered to greet him when they met, and then as an afterthought; Keating walked off in the middle of a sentence addressed to him; when Heyer issued some minor order to one of the draftsmen, it was not carried out and the draftsman informed him that the order had been countermanded by Mr. Keating.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • A week of remorse nearly made Meg sick, and the discovery that John had countermanded the order for his new greatcoat reduced her to a state of despair which was pathetic to behold.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • But a damp having been thrown over it by these and other voices in the air, he went and countermanded his orders.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Ramius countermanded his order.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • What if the queen— But my consternation subsided there, and my panic passed off; for the queen, all in a collapse, made no show of resistance but gave a countermanding sign and sunk into her seat.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Have you no countermand for Claudio yet, But he must die to-morrow?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Butler’s action was approved, but Fremont’s was hastily countermanded, and his successor, Halleck, saw things differently.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The countermanding of Lola’s casting decision, and the laughter in the boys it provoked, made for a shift in the balance of power.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Could you countermand them if they did?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • She had a great access of sensibility too that day, when obliged to go and countermand the clothes, the darling clothes on which she had set her heart for Christmas Day, and the cut and fashion of which she had arranged in many conversations with a small milliner, her friend.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The branches of the overhanging tree would be a magnet for pivoting eyes and levelled weapons and he understood that no appeal of his would countermand the orders.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Sometimes Kevin countermanded her orders, claiming that he had work for me.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • This was countermanded and he was told to take anything from Adam Selene but notify Alvarez at once.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • After failing to induce Fremont to revoke his proclamation voluntarily, Lincoln promptly countermanded it.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Everyone’s in panic, issuing orders and then countermanding them.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Shame flushed her; but before the saving resentment could countermand the shame, she forgot Dick and the young man.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • But he, poor man, by your first order died, And that a winged Mercury did bear; Some tardy cripple bore the countermand That came too lag to see him buried.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Leading her van, Daario had given orders for the children to be taken down before Dany had to see them, but she had countermanded him as soon as she was told.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • I cannot call Caine to countermand my orders, without releasing you, and the moment I release you I will fall beneath your mental domination or suffer physical assault.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • It had taken an act from the U.S. State Department to bypass and countermand the red tape that would have normally resulted in an immigrant’s immediate expulsion.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Mr Dorrit, on the altar of whose dignity all this was incense, made a gracious reply; and said that his people should—ha—countermand his horses, and he would—hum—overlook what he had at first supposed to be an affront, but now regarded as an honour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Laporte made no further objection, and read: "My Lord, By that which, since I have known you, have suffered by you and for you, I conjure you, if you have any care for my repose, to countermand those great armaments which you are preparing against France, to put an end to a war of which it is publicly said religion is the ostensible cause, and of which, it is generally whispered, your love for me is the concealed cause.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The goal that was named cannot be countermanded.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • That order is countermanded!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Happily You something know; yet I believe there comes No countermand; no such example have we: Besides, upon the very siege of justice, Lord Angelo hath to the public ear Profess’d the contrary.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • ) But quickly Himmler’s orders were countermanded.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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