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Definition to formally cancel or nullify
  • The commander rescinded the order.
  • When the school learned about the plagiarism, they rescinded her passing grade.
  • They rescinded the peace treaty after the change in government.
  • One party to a contract may violate it—break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it?
    Lincoln, Abraham  --  Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
  • No telling how soon I may have to rescind it.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind
  • "Let me hope that you will rescind that resolution about the horse, Miss Brooke," said the persevering admirer.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Hopefully the Feds won't rescind their offer.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • If he'd only kept his distance she would have released him as soon as he'd managed to get her declaration of incompetence rescinded.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He also believed that Salander's declaration of incompetence should not be rescinded.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Rescind that order, Mellie, and urn, who's on guard duty—Teriyaki?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The family allowed Ellaha to resume her job, but her boss rescinded his offer of foreign study when he realized her family adamantly opposed the plan.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It did not matter to Sol that the command had been rescinded at the last moment.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "I require but one thing to rescind my ban:' Lorren said.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Anticipating this ruling, the army's Western Defense Command had already announced that the mass exclusion orders of 1942 were being rescinded.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I'd thought I'd rescinded that invitation — not that I'd ever dreamed Jacob would comehere, regardless.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • We were glad the order was rescinded, but suspicious as to why.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They couldn't grant or rescind privileges, help us get rid of smelly roommates, stop aides from pestering us.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Vanderbilt worked on Riddle for a few days to get the owner to rescind his boycott of Pimlico and bring his colt back to meet Seabiscuit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • "In a year or so, let's say two, you will initiate negotiations in the district court to have my declaration of incompetence rescinded.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It was, however, to be an experiment only; and, if either of the parties thought fit to rescind the engagement, it was left at his option so to do.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers

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