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Definition spread word or announce
  • They are working in concert to promulgate the Administration's view.
  • It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.
    James Madison  --  Federalist Papers
  • The mathematicians, I grant you, have done their best to promulgate the popular error to which...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • promulgate = spread word or announce
  • The opinion belonged to Marmaduke, who, however, saw no necessity for its promulgation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Just below him on the quarter-deck the marines in full equipment were drawn up much as at the scene of the promulgated sentence.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Plainly, the Birkenau installations were promulgated to advance that policy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • In the second place, all such constructions place the importance of their Historical Jesus in some peculiar theory He is supposed to have promulgated.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • It is wonderful how many absurdities were promulgated in reference to the young man.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He had not this good excuse for his somewhat aggressive impulse to promulgate his felicity; his sentiment was of another quality.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • To come down to the basic and fundamental issues of this campaign, the great error, insincerely promulgated by Seneca Doane—
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The blessed tidings were accordingly promulgated, and caused infinite rejoicings among those who had stood aghast at the horror and absurdity of war.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth's Holocaust
  • I wish them to be promulgated immediately.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day,—this he shall hear and promulgate.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • There was no question of not taking precautions or failing to comply with the orders wisely promulgated for the public weal in the disorders of a pestilence.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Never, since the origin of history, had princes been so blind in the presence of facts and the portion of divine authority which facts contain and promulgate.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If there be such, mayhap his grace the king did promulgate them whilst that I lay sick about the beginning of the year and thereby failed to hear his proclamation.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • This trend toward informality has yielded less insistence on rigid codes of conduct during recent decades and a disregard for whatever authorities promulgate them.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Military orders had been promulgated concerning the schools, sanitation, the kind of buttons one wore on one's suit, the sale of commodities and nearly everything else.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Or if they are repealed or revised before they are promulgated or are changed so frequently that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Origin of the first Union—Its weakness—Congress appeals to the constituent authority—Interval of two years between this appeal and the promulgation of the new Constitution.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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