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The heat helps enforce the edict.
Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
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edict edicts
Synonym Comparison:  "Edict" is sometimes used in place of synonyms (such as proclamation, order, or legal finding) to imply that the order is unfair.
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  • The heat helps enforce the edict.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Every day it seemed a new edict came.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I had been handed an edict worse than a thousand advertisements for pasta makers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I soaked away a year of cinders and grime and Mum Olga’s orders and Hattie’s edicts and Olive’s demands.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • A New York lieutenant wrote to his sister in January, 1863, that in his officers’ mess "we have had several pretty spirited, I may call them hot, controversies about slavery, the Emancipation Edict and kindred subjects."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The latest heartache for Dutchmen was an edict making it a crime to sing the "Wilhelmus," our national anthem.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • This edict superseded previous rules of procedure which allowed for the gassing of non-Jews (mostly Poles, Russians and other Slavs) on the same "selective" basis of health and age as the Jews.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Mobutu’s edicts are that far-reaching.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • You understand, Treville—an edict is still an edict, it is forbidden to fight, after all.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • Another Latter-Day Saints edict.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The edict from the Alpha.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • My father ran to right and left, exhausted, comforting friends, running to the Jewish Council to see if the edict had not been revoked in the meantime.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • HERMIA If then true lovers have ever cross’d, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary cross; As due to love as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, Wishes and tears, poor fancy’s followers.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • But of my own knowledge, I know that down to the year 1850, sharks and shad, alewives and herring, against Linnaeus’s express edict, were still found dividing the possession of the same seas with the Leviathan.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Who was he that did not know that knights-errant are independent of all jurisdictions, that their law is their sword, their charter their prowess, and their edicts their will?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • My legs were still shaky from the walk and, before deciding whether to fight the edict or leave, I asked for a cup of tea.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Then the changes began — Utlapa’s first edict was to forbid any warrior to enter the spirit world.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Let no one, god or goddess, contravene my present edict; all assent to it that I may get this business done, and quickly.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He had taken many losses under laws of a similar justice, under rules and edicts that had cost him much larger sums of money; he had borne them and fought and worked the harder; it was not likely that this case had broken him.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They made some recommendations, and edicts went out that families must start eating together again.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • But Polyneices, a dishonored corse, (So by report the royal edict runs) No man may bury him or make lament— Must leave him tombless and unwept, a feast For kites to scent afar and swoop upon.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Langdon turned the box in his hands, now noticing the twine had been carefully secured on one side with an embossed wax seal, like an ancient edict.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • While Pitty knew Ellen would disapprove of his calls on her daughter, and knew also that the edict of Charleston banning him from polite society was not one to be lightly disregarded, she could no more resist his elaborate compliments and hand kissing than a fly can resist a honey pot.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Need a ride somewhere? I Know Daddy Has Issued A "no rides with Brittany" edict.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • The clerics were recruited by the prison service, whose one edict was that they must preach exclusively on religious matters.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Who can in reason then, or right, assume Monarchy over such as live by right His equals, if in power and splendour less, In freedom equal? or can introduce Law and edict on us, who without law Err not? much less for this to be our Lord, And look for adoration, to the abuse Of those imperial titles, which assert Our being ordained to govern, not to serve.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • As no laws or edicts of the Overlords could have done, the ubiquitous little air-cars had washed away the last barriers between the different tribes of mankind.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The family surname was originally Hakim, but Moody was born about the time the shah issued an edict prohibiting Islamic names such as this, so Moody’s father changed the family name to Mahmoody, which is more Persian than Islamic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He had petitioned the bishop for an edict which expressly forbade the Bohemian women to come and dance and beat their tambourines on the place of the Parvis; and for about the same length of time, he had been ransacking the mouldy placards of the officialty, in order to collect the cases of sorcerers and witches condemned to fire or the rope, for complicity in crimes with rams, sows, or goats.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Ellerby is following my lead of restraint because, even though he wouldn’t agree to follow Mautz’s edict to stay off Brittain’s case, Lemry told him that when a fool and a wise man argue it’s sometimes hard for those of us on the outside to tell the difference.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Promise, And in our name, what she requires; add more, From thine invention, offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure The ne’er-touch’d vestal: try thy cunning, Thyreus; Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we Will answer as a law.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • But even so, and in the face of all this amazingly wonderful love on her part for him, the specter of Roberta and all that she represented now in connection with all this, was ever before him—her state, her very recent edict in regard to it, the obvious impossibility of doing anything now but go away with her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In defiance of conventual rules, and the edicts of popes and councils, the sleeves of this dignitary were lined and turned up with rich furs, his mantle secured at the throat with a golden clasp, and the whole dress proper to his order as much refined upon and ornamented, as that of a quaker beauty of the present day, who, while she retains the garb and costume of her sect continues to give to its simplicity, by the choice of materials and the mode of disposing them, a certain air of…
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept: Those many had not dared to do that evil If the first that did the edict infringe Had answer’d for his deed: now ’tis awake; Takes note of what is done; and, like a prophet, Looks in a glass that shows what future evils,— Either now, or by remissness new conceiv’d, And so in progress to be hatch’d and born,— Are now to have no successive degrees, But, where they live, to end.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • I will not stop here to inquire whose duty it was—whether that of the white ex-master who had profited by unpaid toil, or the Northern philanthropist whose persistence brought on the crisis, or the National Government whose edict freed the bondmen; I will not stop to ask whose duty it was, but I insist it was the duty of some one to see that these workingmen were not left alone and unguided, without capital, without land, without skill, without economic organization, without even the…
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The edict went forth to ruin me.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The council must issue an edict.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • "It would seem so," muttered Miss Boon, returning the edict to Cooper.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Seven Sacred Edicts are all that your people must follow to guarantee our lord’s goodwill.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • She knew nothing of Matron’s quotas and edicts for Missing dogs.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I was given a yellow Amity shirt and black Candor pants earlier as a result of that particular edict.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Even positive edicts of the Imperium were usually negative in form: Thou Shalt Not Blow Up Thy Neighbors’ Planet.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • I panicked, worried that Charlie was about to lay down some kind of edict that would prohibit La Push, and consequently my motorcycle.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Chuck hadn’t given us any serious trouble in a couple years—someone in cool kid land laid down the edict that we were to be left alone.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • In exchange for Rowan’s peaceful independence, you agreed to abide by Astaroth’s edicts and look to your own affairs and people.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • For selfish reasons, Eragon disliked the king’s edict, but he could understand the rationale behind it; the fight would hardly have been fair otherwise.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • ’sorted and consorted, contrary to thy established proclaimed edict and continent canon, with—with,—O! with but with this I passion to say wherewith,’— COSTARD.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Erroneous vassals! the great King of kings Hath in the table of his law commanded That thou shalt do no murder: will you then Spurn at His edict and fulfil a man’s?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
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