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Hammurabi codified the laws.
  organize something such as laws or ideas into a code or system
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  • Hammurabi codified the laws.
  • They were codified words, nothing more, but the power afforded them now seemed almost malevolent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • They were in the process of being codified into law when Hsu called Day.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I use Roman numerals to codify pelagic strata.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • He had tried to codify the evil uses of might by individuals, so that he might set bounds to them by the impersonal justice of the state.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Doubtless the form in which it had codified those graces could not be analysed into any logical elements.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The international basis for this is the Salvage Convention of 1910 (Brussels), which codified the transnational nature of admiralty and salvage law.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I do not lose myself in films or plays, I’ve never been a dreamer, and if I aspire to any form of mastery at all, it is one defined by rules of the Internal Revenue Service and codified by law.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • It literally means "apartness" and it represented the codification in one oppressive system of all the laws and regulations that had kept Africans in an inferior position to whites for centuries.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • So the deuteronomists codified the religion.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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  • In the minds of teenagers a decade later, they seem to have codified some expressions.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I was too young to be a Red Guard where my brutality would have been codified.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • You should have been on the constitution, codification, and organization committee, but he made himself chairman and left you out.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Tosk was not the first to offer up prayers to Helgrind, but he was the first to codify his beliefs and practices, and many others have imitated him since.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • [15] Authors’ & Printers’ Dictionary …. an attempt to codify the best typographical practices of the present day, by F. Howard Collins; 4th ed., revised by Horace Hart; London, 1912.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • For other people, it’s an ability to read others, and those people—with an innate ability to draw on memories, common sense, and experience and to codify it quickly and accurately—manifest an ability that strikes others as being supernatural.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • "Codified into its very being," said Valentine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • They covered the secretary’s table, the reading desk, the stools—dreary papers of government, still bravely persevered in—of law, still to be codified—of commissariat and of armament and of orders for the day.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Thieves-—it is true—could be hanged lor stealing goods to the value of one shilling— for the codification of Justice was still weak and muddled— but that was not so bad as it sounds, when you remember that for a shilling you could buy two geese, or four gallons of wine, or forty-eight loaves of bread—a troublesome load for a thief in any case.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • …conservation, the committees on artifacts and inventory, on waste disposal and camp sanitation, on exterior security, on human resources and labor allotment, on recruitment and immigration, on conservation of arts and sciences, on constitution, codification, and justice, on food preparation, on housing and city planning— Cowper seemed to enjoy the endless talk and Rod was forced to admit that the others appeared to have a good time, too— he surprised himself by discovering that he too…
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
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