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The marriage was annulled.
  declare invalid; or end or cancel
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  • The marriage was annulled.
  • The myriad flecks of the plankton were annulled now by the high sun and it was only the great deep prisms in the blue water that the old man saw now with his lines.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • The money was tempting, of course. if she could prove her self-sufficiency, she might be able to annul Adri’s legal guardianship over her.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "What’s ’annulled’?"
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event

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  • "There’s to be no question of it bein’ a legal union, and no way open for annulment, or we’re all riskin’ our necks."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Then they both remarried, and that was weird because my mother insisted on an annulment.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Surely, there will be repercussions, but will they go so far as Coin annulling our agreement for the victors’ immunity?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It was for this I had annulled the lease—it was for this I had come—it was for this I was waiting.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He had hoped only a handful of Vatican power brokers knew of Opus Dei’s impending annulment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • If you are able to satisfy your need, your ability annuls your right to satisfy it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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  • Dominique, if I told you now to have that marriage annulled at once—to forget the world and my struggle—to feel no anger, no concern, no hope—just to exist for me, for my need of you—as my wife—as my property…?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • What is to guarantee that the attack is not annulled?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man, Could’st by a breath annul and override The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Her master or mistress could annul it any day they pleased.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • He annulled the registrations with a stroke of the pen.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He convinced Stephen to annul our marriage and to find himself another wife, one that Valentine had picked for him.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • She had an annulled high school marriage and an abortion behind her.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • But never mind, glory to the mattress which annuls a cannon!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Peggotty then retired to her lodging, and Mr. Spenlow and I went into Court, where we had a divorce-suit coming on, under an ingenious little statute (repealed now, I believe, but in virtue of which I have seen several marriages annulled), of which the merits were these.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He sadly wiped his hand clean on the seat, annulling his and Diamond’s solemn covenant.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • After all, that task would be easier to perform, now that his personal stake in it was annulled.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • No, good your Majesty, my punishment was appointed for this day, and peradventure it may be annulled, as unbefitting the season of mourning that is come upon us; I know not, and so have made bold to come hither and remind your Grace about your gracious promise to intercede in my behalf—
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • The daybeam—even what little of it finds its way into this always dusky parlor—seems part of the universal benediction, annulling evil, and rendering all goodness possible, and happiness attainable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He had given her up for crazy and sent a letter agreeing to an annulment.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For four years he had thought of Nancy Lammeter, and wooed her with tacit patient worship, as the woman who made him think of the future with joy: she would be his wife, and would make home lovely to him, as his father’s home had never been; and it would be easy, when she was always near, to shake off those foolish habits that were no pleasures, but only a feverish way of annulling vacancy.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Cause if n you do, or if n you have a mind to after you git over bein’ so mad at him, why, we could git this’n annulled.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • But Daddy and Miss Muff got together and put an end to that …. real quick …. annulled …. which is a laugh …. because theoretically you can’t get an annulment if there’s entrance.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • There is nothing in the past that can annul our right to each other; it is the first time we have either of us loved with our whole heart and soul.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Mary’s mother couldn’t figure out how on earth Father Monaghan would get the Catholic Church to agree to have my first marriage annulled.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Ought to be annulled
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • With no power to annul the elemental evil in him, tho’ readily enough he could hide it; apprehending the good, but powerless to be it; a nature like Claggart’s surcharged with energy as such natures almost invariably are, what recourse is left to it but to recoil upon itself and like the scorpion for which the Creator alone is responsible, act out to the end the part allotted it.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • That I have some claim to the exercise of a veto here, would not, I believe, be denied by any reasonable person cognizant of the relations between us: relations which, though thrown into the past by your recent procedure, are not thereby annulled in their character of determining antecedents.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Each had the power to annul or repeal the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Moon Boy is more like to annul my marriage than he is.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • This country has done much, I wish it may do more, and annul every narrow idea in religion, government, and commerce.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • No, I think, but even if it were, it turned out to be Mitt, some wondrous thing, who will forever annul any of our regret.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • It often happens that these two rules differ; they sometimes conflict: but they are never either entirely identified or entirely annulled by one another.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • When they came to his office for legal advice—tax troubles, some lawsuit, or to ask timidly about an annulment—they grew mysteriously smaller, more childlike, and Hodge, for all his plowhorse dignity, was distressed.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • But if the former system would have invested them with an excessive authority, the latter would have annulled their influence altogether.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • …conversely, your Renaissance astronomers discovered the truth, and the cosmos is infinite, which means there is no world that transcends the senses, no dualism; the world beyond is absorbed into this world, the polarity of God and nature is annulled, and since the human personality is no longer the battlefield of two hostile principles, but rather harmonious and unified, all human conflict stems from the clash between the interests of the individual and of society as a whole, and so…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …morn shall see him rise Out of his grave, fresh as the dawning light, Thy ransom paid, which Man from death redeems, His death for Man, as many as offered life Neglect not, and the benefit embrace By faith not void of works: This God-like act Annuls thy doom, the death thou shouldest have died, In sin for ever lost from life; this act Shall bruise the head of Satan, crush his strength, Defeating Sin and Death, his two main arms; And fix far deeper in his head their stings Than temporal…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Many arguments might have been adduced to prove the unfitness of two such seemingly contradictory authorities, each having power to ANNUL or REPEAL the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Neither side can annul the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The President is also the executor of the laws, but he does not really co-operate in their formation, since the refusal of his assent does not annul them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The Senate has the right of annulling g certain acts of the President; but it cannot compel him to take any steps, nor does it participate in the exercise of the executive power.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • If a judge in deciding a particular point destroys a general principle, by passing a judgment which tends to reject all the inferences from that principle, and consequently to annul it, he remains within the ordinary limits of his functions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • If election results need to be annulled, there wouldn’t be enough time for the annulment to take effect.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Any authorities contained in the proposed Constitution that exceed those listed in the Articles of Confederation would be annulled.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • "Dougal is no takin’ any chances of this marriage bein’ annulled."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I’ll make an honest man of you, and you annul the marriage.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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