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gave her oath of fealty
  loyalty — especially the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects owed their sovereign)
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  • gave her oath of fealty
  • inspires fear more than fealty
  • ...he pledged fealty to Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, declared his fondness for al-Qaeda, and waged ’jihad’ against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
    Time Magazine, 2009  --,8599,1907025,00.html(retrieved 09/22/09)
  • And lasting fealty to the new-made king.
    Shakespeare  --  King Richard II

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  • odd mixture of fealty, reverence, and fatherly solicitude.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • One will swear fealty and serve as the Blood Shrike.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "If you’ve sworn fealty to the Wild Hunt, you’re one of them."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He goes, "Pledge to me your fealty," and I say, "Huh?" and he says, "Never mind, there’s no time to look up ’fealty.’
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • The upshot was this: it was true that the Squire Semelan controlled this little town and all the land around it, but Semelan owed fealty directly to Greyfallow.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I got the feeling she had accepted my fealty and adopted us into her brood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • She never questioned this fealty, she told me; it was part of her bloodstream, so much so that as a little girl growing up she rarely even resented it.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "I need your oath of fealty," the boy said.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I swear by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the holy iron that I hold, to give ye my fealty and pledge ye my loyalty to the name of the clan MacKenzie.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • If the chance comes before me to save the last of the Herondale bloodline, I consider that of higher importance than the fealty I render the Clave.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • In acknowledgment of fealty, he proceeded to take upon himself the guardianship of his master’s property.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • We want you to be present at the appointing-no one, not even Hrothgar, can complain about it then-and to swear fealty to the Varden.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • As I saw that he was restrained by fealty to Little Britain from saying as much as he could, and as I knew with thankfulness to him how far out of his way he went to say what he did, I could not press him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Remember, also, Villefort, that we have pledged ourselves to his majesty for your fealty and strict loyalty, and that at our recommendation the king consented to forget the past, as I do" (and here she extended to him her hand)—"as I now do at your entreaty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • What I could tell thee of the charms of her person! of her lively wit! of other secret matters which, to preserve the fealty I owe to my lady Dulcinea del Toboso, I shall pass over unnoticed and in silence!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • They are alive… You owe everything… The King made you his deputy… Your fealty… It would not be true!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • From its sluice in Wood quay wall under Tom Devan’s office Poddle river hung out in fealty a tongue of liquid sewage.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • We shall tell our people of your achievement, and they shall give you their fealty.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • And so then when the assurance was made, he made his homage and fealty, and all those earls and barons with him.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Belike that now she hath enfranchis’d them Upon some other pawn for fealty.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • And so then when the assurance was made, he made his homage and fealty, and all those earls and barons with him.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Fealty kept he; oaths he had taken, all fulfilled them.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Karna, in return, had pledged Duryodhana eternal fealty.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But yet all is not done; Man disobeying, Disloyal, breaks his fealty, and sins Against the high supremacy of Heaven, Affecting God-head, and, so losing all, To expiate his treason hath nought left, But to destruction sacred and devote, He, with his whole posterity, must die, Die he or justice must; unless for him Some other able, and as willing, pay The rigid satisfaction, death for death.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • There was a fable, however,—for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon’s marital deportment,—that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Will you give me a sign of fealty, bondsman?
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Some are united by fealty, some by commerce.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Well, said Arthur, ye understand ye ought to do me service, homage, and fealty.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Rowan shall swear everlasting fealty to Prusias.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Robb has broken fealty with the Iron Throne and crowned himself King in the North.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • My cousins do me fealty, and in war I should command their swords and sails.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "To whom do you owe your fealty?" he demanded.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • As such, he will swear fealty to Lord Prusias and depart from Rowan in two days’ time.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • One had been presented to Santos, vassal to Carlos, whose fealty to his lord had perhaps run its suffocating course.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Borrell did fealty for Sweetsister, as Longthorpe did for Longsister and Torrent for Littlesister; all were sworn to Triston Sunderland, the Lord of the Three Sisters.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • He remembered the angry words they had exchanged when Tywin Lannister had presented Robert with the corpses of Rhaegar’s wife and children as a token of fealty.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • "He ought to be offering fealty," snapped Cersei.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Having slain Heatholaf, a warrior of the Wylfings, Ecgtheow sought protection at the court of the Danish King Hrothgar, who accepted his fealty and settled the feud by a money-payment (27 [463]).
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Besides, I would prefer not to seize control of your mind and force you to swear fealty to me.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • She returned this fealty by causing it to be understood that she was even more incensed against the felonious shade of the deceased than anybody else was; thus, on the whole, she came out of her furnace like a wise woman, and did exceedingly well.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • There was a common head, chieftain, or sovereign, whose authority extended over the whole nation; and a number of subordinate vassals, or feudatories, who had large portions of land allotted to them, and numerous trains of INFERIOR vassals or retainers, who occupied and cultivated that land upon the tenure of fealty or obedience, to the persons of whom they held it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • While all minds were struggling to right themselves, the boy still moved steadily forward, with high port and confident mien; he had never halted from the beginning; and while the tangled minds still floundered helplessly, he stepped upon the platform, and the mock-King ran with a glad face to meet him; and fell on his knees before him and said— "Oh, my lord the King, let poor Tom Canty be first to swear fealty to thee, and say, ’Put on thy crown and enter into thine own again!’
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • King Loren had escaped, and lived long enough to surrender, pledge his fealty to the Targaryens, and beget a son, for which Tyrion was duly grateful.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Do fealty to him for the castle and Ser Harras will protect you.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • And if I swear fealty, I’ll be chained to the Emperor as the second-in-command—the Blood Shrike.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "There was a loose fealty to Arthur, but his children had a harder row to hoe," he said.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
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