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The company’s reputation for high-quality products is no longer warranted.
  justify (provide reason for)
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  • The company’s reputation for high-quality products is no longer warranted.
  • She believes the invasion of privacy is warranted to assist in the battle against terrorists.
  • Although I think hitting a child would be valid grounds for expulsion in other schools, I agree such extreme measures aren’t warranted here.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Evidently the time came in New England when the repressions of order were heavier than seemed warranted by the dangers against which the order was organized.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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  • But this is a snobbish objection and not at all warranted by the facts.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • However, her behavior lately warrants a little nosiness.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I keep wondering if that warrants a special date, just for him.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Since the situation bloody warrants it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • All agree a fresh start is warranted and welcome.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There wasn’t much chance that the new arrival would see his father anytime soon—Doris told me that her baby’s daddy had just been picked up on three outstanding warrants.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • By staying the case, the Alabama Supreme Court had signaled there was something unusual about Walter’s case that warranted further review in the lower courts.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It’s a strange thing, to have your daughter being publicly accosted by an officer of the law and to know inside that it’s completely right and warranted, and yet on top of that having the impulse to shield her from criticism and unhappiness, and feeling, too, the purest, unbending aggression toward the officer.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The police obviously had witnesses or some other evidence or they wouldn’t have been able to get the warrants.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "We can do whatever we want," an officer responded, though he admitted that they didn’t have warrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I’m sad and I’m scared and I’m mad and I’m feeling all the things that I’m warranted to feel after what just happened, but I’m not crying.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Most of the time, I don’t have much exciting news, so I repeat names or random words, but today was noteworthy so it warranted full sentences.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Placing those so debilitated in proximity to the Special Action seems warranted by the circumstances.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Again he had the feeling his concerns were warranted: this proved that lump on his back was very serious, the results of the operation more pivotal.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Unfortunately this is confined to urgent situations of life or death and our staff has to determine that domestic emergency is warranted before we issue a passport waiver.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Did you not think the nature of her injuries warranted immediate medical attention?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "You have committed every crime that warrants execution among the Dauntless," says Tobias.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • And by eight o’clock I’m as angry as anything with my little chem partner, whether it’s warranted or not.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Beaufort was, and always will be, on the smallish side, but when I was growing up, it barely warranted a place on the map.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • This event warranted a grand meal with mole.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • If you will permit me, I shall be happy to show you my picture gallery, composed entirely of works by the ancient masters—warranted as such.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "No, he’s warranted a pious and sober article."
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • A few days before the battle of Borodino, Nicholas received the necessary money and warrants, and having sent some hussars on in advance, he set out with post horses for Voronezh.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Their situation warranted an outcry of protest; there was none; nobody answered him.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I’m going to spell it out for you: Your mother is claiming that your past behavior at her house warranted her to discipline you because you were so incorrigible.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • After being briefed on the circumstances of this case, Mr. Driscoll was supplied with photographs, fingerprints and warrants for Hickock and Smith.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • ’tis far off, And rather like a dream than an assurance That my remembrance warrants.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Their morning training sessions left her breathing harder than seemed warranted, and on her way back to the house, her limp was more pronounced.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Her agent felt that her status warranted having bodyguards accompany her whenever she took her infrequent walks near the hotel.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Jane had assured her that it was warranted to produce any number of thrills, or words to that effect, and Anne’s fingers tingled to reach out for it.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • There had been two dozen fights in grammar school, even more of them in high school, warranting two suspensions and uncounted detentions in spite of his good grades.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Undin’s gaze faltered for a moment as he cast a look at Gannel, then he shook his head and uttered a gruff laugh that was, perhaps, louder than the occasion warranted.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The Akhaians’ peril warrants it.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Admittedly, the object on the Capitol floor was odd, but its presence hardly warranted screaming.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He had come hastily, as many a better and worse Irishman before and since, with the clothes he had on his back, two shillings above his passage money and a price on his head that he felt was larger than his misdeed warranted.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The neighbors looked upon him with a mixture of awe, admiration, and good-will; and, when any madcap prank or rustic brawl occurred in the vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom Bones was at the bottom of it.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • No man is, can be, justified in taking human life; least of all, a warranted officer, a sworn servant of his fellowman.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • ’What do you mean, "in there"?’ demanded Hermione, jumping down from the bottom step and sounding much angrier than the occasion warranted, ’there isn’t any "in there", it’s just an archway, there’s no room for anybody to be there.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • His prudence was warranted too.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The har-borer keeps them in his horn, to show to his master, and can tell by them whether it is a warrantable beast or otherwise, and what state it is in.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • In many cases more than one diagnosis is warranted.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • But it certainly warrants my having an interview with your Mr. Cust.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Emil thought the lad was unnaturally flushed and more excited than even the cares of managing a big farm at a critical time warranted.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • There was fine furniture, arranged as soothingly as the artistic perception of the occupants warranted.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Hear then: this man whom thou hast sought to arrest With threats and warrants this long while, the wretch Who murdered Laius—that man is here.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
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