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  • Small arguments erupt over dividing the cake's cities: Lucinda's two boys both want Santiago since they went gliding there last weekend; Lucinda's girl and Carmencita's girl both insist on the capital because that's where they were born, but one agrees to cede the capital if she can have La Romana, where the family has a beach house.†   (source)
  • Garrett ceded control of the shop to Ian, even allowing him to teach the dive classes on Saturday, something he'd never done before.†   (source)
  • So are you telling me you've ceded all knowledge of his business to him?†   (source)
  • To these ends he ordered that his forces cede the beach to the invaders, and that they move their fortifications underground.†   (source)
  • Heatflesh poked out on his skin, then re-ceded.†   (source)
  • But for the trial, I ceded my Gothic tendencies to my mother.†   (source)
  • Aven swore and reached for her broadsword, but Bert inter-ceded and held her arm.†   (source)
  • The rest of the family did not feel the same, but for once Snow Flower did not cower or cede to their demands that we stop.†   (source)
  • By the time she emerges in her white pullover house dress, he's already in his room, having ceded her the couch.†   (source)
  • Shadows played across Padre Esteban's room as the night ceded the sky to the approaching dawn.†   (source)
  • The Americans insisted that Britain cede all territory between the Appalachian Mountains on the east and the Mississippi on the west, and to this the British agreed, thus at a stroke doubling the size of the new nation.†   (source)
  • It seemed that the colors and patterns of the plantings changed by the day under her skilled hands, the misty blues of forget-me-nots ceding to the rich midnight larkspurs, then easing to the soft pinks of the mallow flowers.†   (source)
  • Our body, now; my weakness ceded control to her.†   (source)
  • If we hand back Deepwood Motte, Torrhen's Square, and Moat Cailin, she says, the northmen will cede us Sea Dragon Point and all the Stony Shore.†   (source)
  • Attolia ceded Ephrata.†   (source)
  • When Spain ceded Florida by treaty in 1819, the United States renounced all claims to the Mexican province of Texas, but soon Americans began settling on the San Antonio River.†   (source)
  • These are the Rohirrim, as we name them, masters of horses, and we ceded to them the fields of Calenardhon that are since called Rohan; for that province had long been sparsely peopled.†   (source)
  • We will not cede it so easily.†   (source)
  • However, the Anglo-French agreement would permit mutual search rights and Van Buren did not want to cede any maritime rights of sovereignty onboard American-flagged ships.†   (source)
  • Don't cede Venice to those garglers.†   (source)
  • The people must cede some of their natural rights to the government to give it some powers.†   (source)
  • When—at this point, not if—they ceded it to the Horvath, Earth might as well get ready for a pounding.†   (source)
  • …without legislation either for or against slavery, thus running directly contrary to the hotly debated Wilmot Proviso which was intended to prohibit slavery in the new territories; (3) Texas was to be compensated for some territory to be ceded to New Mexico; (4) the slave trade would be abolished in the District of Columbia; and (5) a more stringent and enforceable Fugitive Slave Law was to be enacted to guarantee return to their masters of runaway slaves captured in Northern states.†   (source)
  • How can the King cede his crown to Henry V.   (source)
  • will not cede sovereign power to an international institution
  • Democrats should not cede the religious vote to Republicans.
  • And too many of the people who could make decisions had decided to cede them to machines.†   (source)
  • As she reluctantly ceded her position at the tub, he made a noise of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Music control is ceded only when the controlling roommate leaves the room.†   (source)
  • They will know that we must cede to the judiciary's demands.†   (source)
  • The State ceding the land for this use must consent.†   (source)
  • We have ceded you the Nightfort.†   (source)
  • She ceded her interest to us.†   (source)
  • Melanie had learned many things the few times I'd ceded or lost my command to her, and I truly had to struggle against her–so hard that fresh sweat beaded on my brow.†   (source)
  • He wasn't exactly a father figure to the boys—Beatrice was too strong a presence and felt too possessive of her boys to cede authority over them—but he helped the boys when he could, and he didn't hesitate to express his opinions, especially about the other Liberian kids Mandela hung out with when he wasn't playing soccer.†   (source)
  • The previous month, the Glatun Council of Benefactors, the oligarchy that made most of the major decisions for the Glatun government, had agreed to cede to the Rangora strategic control over fifteen uninhabited solar systems.†   (source)
  • As agreed upon and enacted on the last day of September, if the other roommate comes in, he has to wait, silently and without complaints-no matter how long it takes— for control of the music to be ceded.†   (source)
  • The legislature of the State and the people who live in the ceded part will agree to the cession and ratify the Constitution.†   (source)
  • But the next year, in 1836, the State had authorized the building of a railroad northwestward through the territory which the Cherokees had recently ceded.†   (source)
  • I will tell you: the first parliament met in 1891, there was a war with China in 1894-95, Formosa was ceded in 1895.†   (source)
  • He had been one of the winners in the land lottery conducted by the State to divide up the vast area in middle Georgia, ceded by the Indians the year before Gerald came to America.†   (source)
  • This right of inheritance we have never ceded nor ever forfeited.†   (source)
  • There was something rather bold in Miss Tulliver's direct gaze, and something undefinably coarse in the style of her beauty, which placed her, in the opinion of all feminine judges, far below her cousin Miss Deane; for the ladies of St. Ogg's had now completely ceded to Lucy their hypothetic claims on the admiration of Mr. Stephen Guest.†   (source)
  • The Major's position, as guardian to Georgy, whose possession had been ceded to his grandfather, rendered some meetings between the two gentlemen inevitable; and it was in one of these that old Osborne, a keen man of business, looking into the Major's accounts with his ward and the boy's mother, got a hint, which staggered him very much, and at once pained and pleased him, that it was out of William Dobbin's own pocket that a part of the fund had been supplied upon which the poor widow…†   (source)
  • After a severe struggle, in which the finest displays of personal intrepidity were exhibited by all the chiefs, the Pawnees were compelled to retire upon the open bottom, closely pressed by the Siouxes, who failed not to seize each foot of ground ceded by their enemies.†   (source)
  • In all these instances the husband had practically ceded or sold his unfaithful wife, and the very party which, being in fault, had not the right to contract a fresh marriage, had formed counterfeit, pseudo-matrimonial ties with a self-styled husband.†   (source)
  • I will now cede the privilege of speech to a letter which lies before me, a letter written five and twenty years ago by an old pupil, now Madame la Duchesse de—— one of the most elegant women in Paris.†   (source)
  • Thus, an aristocracy can never become a majority whilst it retains its exclusive privileges, and it cannot cede its privileges without ceasing to be an aristocracy.†   (source)
  • That was in 1814, not long before the battle of New Orleans; and by the Creek treaty that followed this campaign, all Dougherty County, and much other rich land, was ceded to Georgia.†   (source)
  • On beginning to talk to the peasants about it, and making a proposition to cede them the land on new terms, he came into collision with the same great difficulty that they were so much absorbed by the current work of the day, that they had not time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed scheme.†   (source)
  • For the confederate nations which were independent sovereign States before their union, and which still represent a very considerable share of the sovereign power, have only consented to cede to the general Government the exercise of those rights which are indispensable to the Union.†   (source)
  • New States have, however, been formed in the course of time, in the midst of those wilds which were formerly ceded by the inhabitants of the shores of the Atlantic.†   (source)
  • The seventh article of the treaty concluded in 1791 with the Cherokees says:—"The United States solemnly guarantee to the Cherokee nation all their lands not hereby ceded."†   (source)
  • The reason is that confederations have usually been formed by independent States, which entertained no real intention of obeying the central Government, and which very readily ceded the right of command to the federal executive, and very prudently reserved the right of non-compliance to themselves.†   (source)
  • As their remonstrances became more and more threatening, Congress thought fit to deprive the Union of a portion of the privileges which it had hitherto enjoyed; and at the end of 1832 it passed a law by which the greatest part of the revenue derived from the sale of lands was made over to the new western republics, although the lands themselves were not ceded to them.†   (source)
  • Being now a member of both sets of trustees, that for the building and that for the Academy, I had a good opportunity of negotiating with both, and brought them finally to an agreement, by which the trustees for the building were to cede it to those of the academy, the latter undertaking to discharge the debt, to keep for ever open in the building a large hall for occasional preachers, according to the original intention, and maintain a free school for the instruction of poor children.†   (source)
  • Either cede your daughter to my disposal, or take her wholly to your own surprizing discretion, and then I here, before Mr Supple, evacuate the garrison, and renounce you and your family for ever.†   (source)
  • Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.†   (source)
  • And as it is to be appropriated to this use with the consent of the State ceding it; as the State will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest to become willing parties to the cession; as they will have had their voice in the election of the government which is to exercise authority over them; as a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own…†   (source)
  • …as they will have had their voice in the election of the government which is to exercise authority over them; as a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them; and as the authority of the legislature of the State, and of the inhabitants of the ceded part of it, to concur in the cession, will be derived from the whole people of the State in their adoption of the Constitution, every imaginable objection seems to be obviated.†   (source)
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