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  • Indeed, the name of Bernajoux was known to all the world, d'Artagnan alone excepted, perhaps; for it was one of those which figured most frequently in the daily brawls which all the edicts of the cardinal could not repress.   (source)
  • Where is the staircase, from which Charles VI promulgated his edict of pardon?   (source)
    edict = order
  • Langdon turned the box in his hands, now noticing the twine had been carefully secured on one side with an embossed wax seal, like an ancient edict.†   (source)
  • Then the changes began — Utlapa's first edict was to forbid any warrior to enter the spirit world.†   (source)
  • Ellerby is following my lead of restraint because, even though he wouldn't agree to follow Mautz's edict to stay off Brittain's case, Lemry told him that when a fool and a wise man argue it's sometimes hard for those of us on the outside to tell the difference.†   (source)
  • I soaked away a year of cinders and grime and Mum Olga's orders and Hattie's edicts and Olive's demands.†   (source)
  • The right's only task was to advise the military in the elaboration of new edicts and new laws.†   (source)
  • Jeremy learned about the vagaries of the weather, ridiculous government edicts, and how Wyatt—the other gas station owner— would gouge Jeremy if he ever went there for gas, since he fiddled with the calibration on the pumps as soon as the Unocal truck pulled away.†   (source)
  • I was given a yellow Amity shirt and black Candor pants earlier as a result of that particular edict.†   (source)
  • First edict: Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death.†   (source)
  • The clerics were recruited by the prison service, whose one edict was that they must preach exclusively on religious matters.†   (source)
  • She knew nothing of Matron's quotas and edicts for Missing dogs.†   (source)
  • The family surname was originally Hakim, but Moody was born about the time the shah issued an edict prohibiting Islamic names such as this, so Moody's father changed the family name to Mahmoody, which is more Persian than Islamic.†   (source)
  • Seven Sacred Edicts are all that your people must follow to guarantee our lord's goodwill.†   (source)
  • The council must issue an edict.†   (source)
  • Another Latter-Day Saints edict.†   (source)
  • For selfish reasons, Eragon disliked the king's edict, but he could understand the rationale behind it; the fight would hardly have been fair otherwise.†   (source)
  • He had taken many losses under laws of a similar justice, under rules and edicts that had cost him much larger sums of money; he had borne them and fought and worked the harder; it was not likely that this case had broken him.†   (source)
  • A New York lieutenant wrote to his sister in January, 1863, that in his officers' mess "we have had several pretty spirited, I may call them hot, controversies about slavery, the Emancipation Edict and kindred subjects."†   (source)
  • An air of academic clutter hung over the room, along with the fruited scent of Rousseau's pipe tobacco, a habit he indulged in violation of numerous official edicts regarding smoking in government offices.†   (source)
  • This edict superseded previous rules of procedure which allowed for the gassing of non-Jews (mostly Poles, Russians and other Slavs) on the same "selective" basis of health and age as the Jews.†   (source)
  • As no laws or edicts of the Overlords could have done, the ubiquitous little air-cars had washed away the last barriers between the different tribes of mankind.†   (source)
  • Even positive edicts of the Imperium were usually negative in form: Thou Shalt Not Blow Up Thy Neighbors' Planet.†   (source)
  • All stores and businesses must close, was the edict.   (source)
  • I wrote about being afraid to go to school because of the Taliban edict and looking over my shoulder all the time.   (source)
  • Every day it seemed a new edict came.   (source)
  • You understand, Treville—an edict is still an edict, it is forbidden to fight, after all.   (source)
  • He had petitioned the bishop for an edict which expressly forbade the Bohemian women to come and dance and beat their tambourines on the place of the Parvis;   (source)
  • If you go on so, his Eminence will be forced to renew his company in three weeks, and I to put the edicts in force in all their rigor.   (source)
    edicts = orders
  • So that in spite of edicts, ordinances, and decrees, there he is, captain of the Musketeers; that is to say, chief of a legion of Caesars, whom the king holds in great esteem and whom the cardinal dreads—he who dreads nothing, as it is said.   (source)
  • The party was to take place at St. Germain, I believe, and they had appointed to meet at the Carmes-Deschaux, when they were disturbed by de Jussac, Cahusac, Bicarat, and two other Guardsmen, who certainly did not go there in such a numerous company without some ill intention against the edicts.   (source)
  • And the edicts?   (source)
  • My shoulders hunched as the edict crushed me.†   (source)
  • "It would seem so," muttered Miss Boon, returning the edict to Cooper.†   (source)
  • I Know Daddy Has Issued A "no rides with Brittany" edict.†   (source)
  • Even before Astaroth's edicts, most Mystics considered summoning taboo," he said.†   (source)
  • "Our lord has issued edict six in the spirit of lasting peace," intoned the demon.†   (source)
  • But new edicts were already being issued.†   (source)
  • The first edict concerns Rowan's lands, sovereignty, and safety.†   (source)
  • Edict three: It is forbidden to teach reading, writing, or history to humans beyond Rowan's borders.†   (source)
  • "Edict five," continued Prusias, "concerns the mystic arts of summoning.†   (source)
  • Edict three: It is forbidden to teach reading, writing, or history to humans beyond Rowan's borders.†   (source)
  • "Is that an edict, Lord Prusias?" asked Ms.†   (source)
  • Do you remember the penalty for violating this edict, young Max?†   (source)
  • Let me impress upon you the gravity of edict three, my friends.†   (source)
  • He issued the edicts and raised Gravenmuir with a single twirl of his cane.†   (source)
  • David had been summoning things, and this was now a strict violation of Astaroth's edicts.†   (source)
  • She wore a jester's costume and brought the edicts to Prusias.†   (source)
  • It grieves me that some would ignore my edicts and question my judgments.†   (source)
  • Forget the edicts for a moment—they were utterly predictable.†   (source)
  • The edict from the Alpha.†   (source)
  • Caius was planning to send a hunting party to see if I was still human, against their edict (because I knew about the secret vampire world, I either must join it or be silenced...permanently).†   (source)
  • I panicked, worried that Charlie was about to lay down some kind of edict that would prohibit La Push, and consequently my motorcycle.†   (source)
  • In exchange for Rowan's peaceful independence, you agreed to abide by Astaroth's edicts and look to your own affairs and people.†   (source)
  • There were words prohibited by military decree, such as the word "companero," and others that could not be mentioned even though no edict had swept them from the lexicon, such as "freedom,"†   (source)
  • He wants them to surrender their consciousness to his assertions, his edicts, his wishes, his whims-as his consciousness is surrendered to theirs.†   (source)
  • Several times a day the four generals of the junta appeared on the screen, seated between the coat of arms and the flag, to announce various edicts: they were the new heroes of the nation.†   (source)
  • Incredulously, he realized what it was that had been expected of him: he, the victim, chained, bound, gagged and left with no recourse save to bribery, had been expected to believe that the farce he had purchased was a process of law, that the edicts enslaving him had moral validity, that he was guilty of corrupting the integrity of the guardians of justice, and that the blame was his, not theirs.†   (source)
  • Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it-that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your lifethat the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence.†   (source)
  • "If I recall correctly, Director, you had expressed some reservations regarding edict three," said Prusias, leaning forward and wetting his lips.†   (source)
  • However, the second edict is this: It is forbidden to transport any book, document, or written word whatsoever beyond the borders of this land.†   (source)
  • And the final edict?" asked Ms.†   (source)
  • Here we are ...edict four.†   (source)
  • The treaty, the edicts, all of it!†   (source)
  • Max thought of Astaroth's edicts.†   (source)
  • You know—the edicts.†   (source)
  • I recall that as he pronounced that forlorn edict "Sensationalism is preferable to radicalism," I murmured beneath my breath an almost exultant adieu: "Goodby, Weasel.†   (source)
  • Her father did indeed hate the Marshal, she was later to learn, hated him with a fury, but mainly because in the paradoxical way of dictators he had handed down edict after edict protective of the Jews.†   (source)
  • It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect.†   (source)
  • Have you not heard it said that in the Sacred Edicts it is commanded that a man is never to correct an elder?†   (source)
  • While Pitty knew Ellen would disapprove of his calls on her daughter, and knew also that the edict of Charleston banning him from polite society was not one to be lightly disregarded, she could no more resist his elaborate compliments and hand kissing than a fly can resist a honey pot.†   (source)
  • But she had a guilty sense of pleasure that the doctors' edict had made impossible any real intimacy between Ashley and his wife.†   (source)
  • Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.†   (source)
  • I will not stop here to inquire whose duty it was—whether that of the white ex-master who had profited by unpaid toil, or the Northern philanthropist whose persistence brought on the crisis, or the National Government whose edict freed the bondmen; I will not stop to ask whose duty it was, but I insist it was the duty of some one to see that these workingmen were not left alone and unguided, without capital, without land, without skill, without economic organization, without even the bald protection of law, order, and decency,—left in a great land, not to settle down t†   (source)
  • But even so, and in the face of all this amazingly wonderful love on her part for him, the specter of Roberta and all that she represented now in connection with all this, was ever before him—her state, her very recent edict in regard to it, the obvious impossibility of doing anything now but go away with her.†   (source)
  • He went to Oreol and helped in the great matters then going on in the religious world; he signed an edict there, and I have seen a print of his signature; it struck me, so I copied it.†   (source)
  • The edict went forth to ruin me.†   (source)
  • In defiance of conventual rules, and the edicts of popes and councils, the sleeves of this dignitary were lined and turned up with rich furs, his mantle secured at the throat with a golden clasp, and the whole dress proper to his order as much refined upon and ornamented, as that of a quaker beauty of the present day, who, while she retains the garb and costume of her sect continues to give to its simplicity, by the choice of materials and the mode of disposing them, a certain air of coquettish attraction, savouring but too much of the vanities of the world.†   (source)
  • When the Parliament of Paris remonstrated, or refused to enregister an edict, or when it summoned a functionary accused of malversation to its bar, its political influence as a judicial body was clearly visible; but nothing of the kind is to be seen in the United States.†   (source)
  • But of my own knowledge, I know that down to the year 1850, sharks and shad, alewives and herring, against Linnaeus's express edict, were still found dividing the possession of the same seas with the Leviathan.†   (source)
  • Trust me each state must have its policies:
    Kingdoms have edicts, cities have their charters;
    Even the wild outlaw, in his forest-walk,
    Keeps yet some touch of civil discipline;
    For not since Adam wore his verdant apron,
    Hath man with man in social union dwelt,
    But laws were made to draw that union closer.†   (source)
  • Let no one, god or goddess, contravene my present edict; all assent to it that I may get this business done, and quickly.†   (source)
  • or can introduce
    Law and edict on us, who without law
    Err not?†   (source)
  • 'sorted and consorted, contrary to thy established proclaimed edict and continent canon, with—with,—O!†   (source)
  • He presently—as greatness knows itself— Steps me a little higher than his vow Made to my father, while his blood was poor, Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg; And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform Some certain edicts and some strait decrees That lie too heavy on the commonwealth; Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face, This seeming brow of justice, did he win The hearts of all that he did angle for: Proceeded further; cut me off the heads Of all the favourites, that the absent King In deputation left behind him here When he was personal in the Irish war.†   (source)
  • But Polyneices, a dishonored corse, (So by report the royal edict runs) No man may bury him or make lament— Must leave him tombless and unwept, a feast For kites to scent afar and swoop upon.†   (source)
  • Who was he that did not know that knights-errant are independent of all jurisdictions, that their law is their sword, their charter their prowess, and their edicts their will?†   (source)
  • HERMIA If then true lovers have ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary cross; As due to love as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, Wishes and tears, poor fancy's followers.†   (source)
  • The Edicts, Constitutions, and Epistles Of The Prince, that is, of the Emperour; because the whole power of the people was in him.†   (source)
  • Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.†   (source)
  • Promise, And in our name, what she requires; add more, From thine invention, offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure The ne'er-touch'd vestal: try thy cunning, Thyreus; Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we Will answer as a law.†   (source)
  • the great King of kings Hath in the table of his law commanded That thou shalt do no murder: will you then Spurn at His edict and fulfil a man's?†   (source)
  • The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept: Those many had not dared to do that evil If the first that did the edict infringe Had answer'd for his deed: now 'tis awake; Takes note of what is done; and, like a prophet, Looks in a glass that shows what future evils,— Either now, or by remissness new conceiv'd, And so in progress to be hatch'd and born,— Are now to have no successive degrees, But, where they live, to end.†   (source)
  • The Edicts Of Praetors, and (in some Cases) of the Aediles: such as are the Chiefe Justices in the Courts of England.†   (source)
  • Therefore, brave conquerors—for so you are That war against your own affections And the huge army of the world's desires— Our late edict shall strongly stand in force: Navarre shall be the wonder of the world; Our court shall be a little academe, Still and contemplative in living art.†   (source)
  • "If thou dost not betray me, Sancho," said the pilgrim, "I am safe; for in this dress no one will recognise me; but let us turn aside out of the road into that grove there where my comrades are going to eat and rest, and thou shalt eat with them there, for they are very good fellows; I'll have time enough to tell thee then all that has happened me since I left our village in obedience to his Majesty's edict that threatened such severities against the unfortunate people of my nation, as thou hast heard."†   (source)
  • Such is the edict (if report speak true) Of Creon, our most noble Creon, aimed At thee and me, aye me too; and anon He will be here to promulgate, for such As have not heard, his mandate; 'tis in sooth No passing humor, for the edict says Whoe'er transgresses shall be stoned to death.†   (source)
  • He joined company with the Moriscoes who were going forth from other villages, for he knew their language very well, and on the voyage he struck up a friendship with my two uncles who were carrying me with them; for my father, like a wise and far-sighted man, as soon as he heard the first edict for our expulsion, quitted the village and departed in quest of some refuge for us abroad.†   (source)
  • Such is the policy by which I seek To serve the Commons and conformably I have proclaimed an edict as concerns The sons of Oedipus; Eteocles Who in his country's battle fought and fell, The foremost champion—duly bury him With all observances and ceremonies That are the guerdon of the heroic dead.†   (source)
  • Ricote and Sancho alone remained awake, for they had eaten more and drunk less, and Ricote drawing Sancho aside, they seated themselves at the foot of a beech, leaving the pilgrims buried in sweet sleep; and without once falling into his own Morisco tongue Ricote spoke as follows in pure Castilian: "Thou knowest well, neighbour and friend Sancho Panza, how the proclamation or edict his Majesty commanded to be issued against those of my nation filled us all with terror and dismay; me at least it did, insomuch that I think before the time granted us for quitting Spain was out, the full force of the penalty had already fallen upon me and upon my children.†   (source)
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