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  • He is also a deputy sheriff, empowered to investigate such accidents.   (source)
    empowered = given authority or power
  • "You are the notary empowered to sell the country house that I wish to purchase, monsieur?" asked Monte Cristo.   (source)
  • I realize that my life is a story that I'm telling, and I'm free and empowered and the captain of my consciousness and yeah, no. That's not how it went down.†   (source)
  • To empower.†   (source)
  • But I had never felt empowered—never believed that I had the ability and the responsibility to care for those I loved.†   (source)
  • But I just stood there in my B-boy stance, empowered by strains of "The Bridge Is Over" running through my head, until I felt like the message had gotten across.†   (source)
  • His education has empowered him, and he has strong opinions about racial freedom and equality that land him and the black community in trouble.†   (source)
  • The Supreme Court under Rabbani was filled now with hard-liner mullahs who did away with the communist-era decrees that empowered women and instead passed rulings based on Shari'a, strict Islamic laws that ordered women to cover, forbade their travel without a male relative, punished adultery with stoning.†   (source)
  • And when I have something significant to add, I definitely feel empowered to do it.†   (source)
  • In neither document is the faculty empowered with any authority over the school's chosen headmaster, who is designated as the principal, meaning the principal faculty member; in neither the charter nor the constitution are the decision-making powers of the headmaster or principal inhibited in any way.†   (source)
  • That is exactly what the Illuminati want you to do-confirm them, empower them.†   (source)
  • There was something empowering about standing in the middle of an empty four-lane highway.†   (source)
  • Which is empowered.†   (source)
  • Claiming it to be magic only empowers them.†   (source)
  • Are you trying to think of an empowered X-Woman?†   (source)
  • The estimate that half of Central American child migrants ride trains without smugglers is from Haydee Sanchez, executive director of Youth Empowerment Services, a nonprofit Los Angeles group that helps immigrants; Olga Cantarero, a coordinator for the nonprofit Casa de Proyecto Libertad in Harlingen, Texas, which provides legal help to INS child detainees; and Roy de la Cerda.†   (source)
  • But no policeman came to call, either to ask questions or with a warrant empowering him to take paint scrapings from the WV's bumpers.†   (source)
  • My aim was to help Ramiro get through his teen-age years with a sense of empowerment and esteem, with what I call complete literacy: The ability to participate competently and confidently in any level of society one chooses.†   (source)
  • We want male and female to be counterparts, face-to-face equals, each unique and different, distinctive in gender but complementary, and each empowered uniquely by Sarayu from whom all true power and authority originates.†   (source)
  • You've already done something pretty empowering.†   (source)
  • And once he achieves this, he will empower the other Titans.†   (source)
  • Up and down the door I could see the words desperate / relentless / condemned / empowered.†   (source)
  • He gave Bloom a cable from the Exposition Company that empowered De Young to hire someone to select the concessions for the Midway Plaisance and guide their construction and promotion.†   (source)
  • 2, Empowerment ("Sometimes they need another person to believe in them before they're confident enough to believe in themselves") to No.†   (source)
  • HIGH COUNCIL: the Landsraad inner circle empowered to act as supreme tribunal in House to House disputes.†   (source)
  • In that one sentence, she gave me such a feeling of empowerment.†   (source)
  • Other speakers talked about teamwork, empowering workers, and making it "fun."†   (source)
  • I felt empowered.†   (source)
  • The economic explosion in Asia was, in large part, an outgrowth of the economic empowerment of women.†   (source)
  • Tonight I ask the five elements to empower these herbs and magnify their energy?†   (source)
  • A quiet, still life, free of any risks, and so many sleepless nights to spend within it, my heart heavy, keeping secrets my sister had empowered herself by telling.†   (source)
  • It gave a shallow woman great power over you, but my faith insisted she couldn't be shallow, that such love, such commitment from me, would empower her, free her.†   (source)
  • I didn't have that kind of access, access that could empower me.†   (source)
  • He felt like the president of the republic standing before four prisoners condemned to death and empowered to pardon only one of them.†   (source)
  • She could feel his eyes upon her every move and she found it curiously empowering, as if his watching somehow invested her with skills she'd never thought to possess.†   (source)
  • Empowered.†   (source)
  • I empowered that as a locking glyph.†   (source)
  • But in the last days of September, Oswald received word from London empowering him to treat with the ministers of the United States of America, not the American colonies, and at once the discussions took on a new air.†   (source)
  • Still, there was a private telephone somewhere and someone who not only spoke for Carlos but was also empowered to set in motion three killers on the hunt.†   (source)
  • The Rule provided that the members of the National Alliance of Railroads were forbidden to engage in practices defined as "destructive competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Railroads was empowered to decide, at its sole discretion, which regions were to be restricted.†   (source)
  • I believe it's because people feel disem-powered and this is one way to empower themselves.†   (source)
  • This is what comes of empowering women, old chap.†   (source)
  • Exhilarated yet fearful of the moral depths into which this new empowering anger might take him, he glanced in both directions along the cemetery road.†   (source)
  • But now, surrounded by friends and empowered by the confessional tone of that night's speech, he can't help himself.†   (source)
  • Having been empowered by the Department to hire native assistance, so long as the consequent expenditure did not exceed three dollars a month, I promptly made a deal with Mike, giving him an official I. 0.†   (source)
  • (Urgently) Sir Thomas, I am empowered to tell you that even now— MORE No no, it cannot be†   (source)
  • That tactic of empowering the oppressed goes even further back than the Panthers though.   (source)
    empowering = giving knowledge or confidence that helps others to take more control of their lives
  • The Panthers educated and empowered the people.   (source)
    empowered = gave knowledge or confidence that helps others to take more control of their lives
  • Who knew that something as simple as a bridge could empower women?   (source)
    empower = give authority, power, knowledge, or confidence to someone so they can do something
  • I watched as amazing, strong women held village meetings and worked to empower their daughters.   (source)
  • I am empowered to lie.   (source)
    empowered = given authority or power
  • DANFORTH: Mr. Hale, as God have not empowered me like Joshua to stop this sun from rising, so I cannot withhold from them the perfection of their punishment.   (source)
    empowered = gave authority, power, knowledge, or confidence to someone so they could do something
  • The lack of an aesthetic empowers the extremes, and they depict war inaccurately, either glorifying it or glorifying its horror, whereas it is somewhere between pure horror and pure glory, with touches of both.   (source)
    empowers = gives authority, power, knowledge, or confidence to someone so they can do something
  • The first clause of article one, section eight empowers Congress "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises;"   (source)
  • Hawa's idea was such an easy way to empower women that I decided from that day on to put in vocational centers wherever we built schools.   (source)
    empower = give authority, power, knowledge, or confidence to someone so they can do something
  • I would tell him that you were empowered by me to discuss the matter.   (source)
    empowered = given authority or power
  • If you would empower me to do it, I would do it for you with the greatest satisfaction!   (source)
    empower = give authority to
  • That my mother had fled, that a person was now at our door who was empowered to convey to her the fullest assurances of affectionate protection and forgiveness if he could possibly find her, and that I was sought for to accompany him in the hope that my entreaties might prevail upon her if his failed.   (source)
    empowered = gave authority, power, knowledge, or confidence to someone so they could do something
  • A. I don't care what you're empowered to do.†   (source)
  • Religion must use law to empower itself and control the people who they need in order to survive.†   (source)
  • Mercy is most empowering, liberating, and transformative when it is directed at the undeserving.†   (source)
  • You all need to work on your positive empowerment and self-actualization.†   (source)
  • He put on the helmet just as we pulled up to the strip mall where EmPOWerment!†   (source)
  • A black woman was talking about "empowerment."†   (source)
  • D'Ablo met his gaze with the glowing grin of an empowered lunatic.†   (source)
  • So the time is ripe for a new emancipation movement to empower women and girls around the world.†   (source)
  • Another fundamental part of her work involves economic empowerment measures.†   (source)
  • Empowering girls, some in the military argued, would disempower terrorists.†   (source)
  • "Empowerment" is a cliche in the aid community, but it is truly what is needed.†   (source)
  • For all these diverse problems, empowering women is part of the answer.†   (source)
  • "Empowering women begins with education," she said.†   (source)
  • e had breakfast at Waffle house, and she was going on about how awesome the black Santas are, and how my parents are great people for collecting them because it's important for us not to presume that everybody cool in our culture like God and Santa Claus is white, and how the black Santa empowers the whole African-American community.†   (source)
  • Adel felt as though, overnight, he had acquired an altogether new auxiliary sense, one that empowered him to perceive things he never had before, things that had stared him in the face for years.†   (source)
  • "Admittedly," he said, "there are plenty of educated people who believe this empowering wisdom truly exists, but I'm not yet convinced."†   (source)
  • Q. Miss Snell, this body is empowered to cite you for contempt if you refuse to answer on any other grounds than Constitutional ones.†   (source)
  • Maybe Kohler gambled that the Vatican would keep the antimatter a secret-refusing to empower the Illuminati by confirming the weapon's existence.†   (source)
  • Progress had been made under his leadership; Baltimore had been named an Empowerment Zone by President Clinton in 1994.†   (source)
  • Katherine's revelations, if made public, would become a catalyst that would inspire mankind to rediscover the knowledge he had lost, empowering him beyond all imagination.†   (source)
  • The bankers were pressuring the exposition's directors to appoint a Retrenchment Committee empowered not just to seek out ways of reducing the fair's expenses but to execute whatever cost-saving measures it deemed necessary, including layoffs and the elimination of departments and committees.†   (source)
  • Ask what made a difference in her life, and she'll tell you about the stable family that empowered her and gave her a sense of control over her future.†   (source)
  • It empowered him.†   (source)
  • Legal rulings empowered people with developmental disabilities to refuse treatment and created rights for the mentally disabled that made forced institutionalization much less common.†   (source)
  • According to the myth, the Masons crowned their great pyramid with a shining, solid-gold capstone as symbol of the precious treasure within—the ancient wisdom capable of empowering mankind to his full human potential.†   (source)
  • We wrote a letter to the governor of Alabama, Guy Hunt, asking him to stop the Lindsey execution on the grounds that the jury, empowered to pass judgment on him, had decided against putting him to death.†   (source)
  • By the end of the twentieth century the rate of police shootings would improve so that men of color were "only —four times more likely to be killed by law enforcement, but the problem would get worse as some states passed "Stand Your Ground" laws empowering armed citizens to use lethal force as well.†   (source)
  • Empowering.†   (source)
  • Before a release is signed, I'm to be contacted, and in the event I'm not around any longer, Dr. Panov is to be reached, either one of us legally empowered to turn the request down flat.†   (source)
  • And then that summer at camp I met K-15, who had that kind of puppy-dog face with the big brown eyes and drooping eyelids that just sort of made you want to take care of her, only she didn't want me to take care of her, because she was a very empowered feminist who liked me because she thought I was the great mind of my generation, but then she decided I would never be—and again I'm quoting—'an artist,' which was apparently cause for dismissal even though I had never claimed to be an artist—and in fact if you have listened closely you have already heard me freely admit that I suck at pottery.†   (source)
  • It was exciting and empowering.†   (source)
  • In May a bill passed empowering United States warships to capture any French privateer or cruiser found in American waters.†   (source)
  • The nice thing about this, Baron says, is that "people get a sense that they can empower themselves to use whatever language they want.†   (source)
  • The Constitution empowered the president to fill offices when they were vacant and "Mr. Adams" had chosen well.†   (source)
  • So while the ostensible aim is to empower girls in countries like Pakistan, some of the major beneficiaries are the American girls.†   (source)
  • A friend of ours was involved in a UN project in Nigeria that was meant to empower women, and his experience is a useful cautionary tale.†   (source)
  • Rwanda is consciously implementing policies that empower and promote women—and, perhaps partly as a result, it is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.†   (source)
  • Missionaries have been running indispensable health and education networks in some of the poorest countries for decades, and it would be enormously beneficial to bring their schools and clinics into a global movement to empower women and girls.†   (source)
  • Empower yourself!†   (source)
  • The economic advantages of empowering women are so vast as to persuade nations to move in that direction.†   (source)
  • When the history of African development is written, it will be clear that a turning point involved the empowerment of women.†   (source)
  • The tools to address these challenges include girls' education, family planning, micro-finance, and "empowerment" in every sense.†   (source)
  • Educating and empowering girls is certainly the right thing to do, but, most important in the eyes of many families, it is profitable!†   (source)
  • They argue instead for a legalize-and-regulate model based on empowerment of sex workers, and they cite a success: the Sonagachi Project.†   (source)
  • Tostan has demonstrated that empowerment is contagious, accomplished person by person and spreading village by village.†   (source)
  • A broad range of countries around the world—Rwanda, Botswana, Tunisia, Morocco, Sri Lanka—have likewise made rapid progress in empowering women.†   (source)
  • Later, from 1982 to 1985, she found herself living in a village working on education and empowerment efforts with a small grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development.†   (source)
  • We would never argue that the empowerment of women is a silver bullet, but it is an approach that offers a range of rewards that go far beyond simple justice.†   (source)
  • Education and empowerment training can show girls that femininity does not entail docility, and can nurture assertiveness so that girls and women stand up for themselves.†   (source)
  • That is the process under way—not a drama of victimization but of empowerment, the kind that transforms bubbly teenage girls from brothel slaves into successful businesswomen.†   (source)
  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) summed up the mounting research this way: "Women's empowerment helps raise economic productivity and reduce infant mortality.†   (source)
  • Now Natalie plans on a career empowering young people around the world: "All anyone should do is use their gifts in what way they can, and this is how I can use mine.†   (source)
  • It is impossible to realize our goals while discriminating against half the human race.As study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.—KOFI ANNAN, THEN UN SECRETARY-GENERAL, 2006†   (source)
  • Big efforts that failed—the campaign in the 1970s and 1980s against FGM and the missions by Westerners to Afghanistan with the lofty goal of empowering women—fell short because they were decreed by foreigners high up in the treetops.†   (source)
  • While empowering women is critical to overcoming poverty, it represents a field of aid work that is particularly challenging in that it involves tinkering with the culture, religion, and family relations of a society that we often don't fully understand.†   (source)
  • Chang admitted that the authorities were fully empowered to do anything that they considered wise.†   (source)
  • Get me empowered to try out my plan, and then let's sidetrack officialdom.†   (source)
  • I am empowered to hand you one hundred guineas in return for which you will travel to Sticklehaven, Devon.†   (source)
  • Empowered by long training, the young priest blotted himself out of his own consciousness and meditated upon the anguish of his Lord.†   (source)
  • Another little boy, this time a king of four years old in Scotland, might be sadly issuing a royal mandate to his Nannie, which empowered her to spank him without being guilty of High Treason.†   (source)
  • All the rest is a matter of administrative action, and I needn't remind you that our constitution has provided for such emergencies by empowering prefects to issue the necessary orders.†   (source)
  • One supreme fact empowered her to this, the sense that, come what would, she had secured him.†   (source)
  • A bull from the Pope empowered them to do that.†   (source)
  • The pleasure which those girls were empowered to give me would have seemed less genuine, I should have had no faith in it any longer, if I had been at liberty to modify its conditions as I chose.†   (source)
  • By the kindness of Lord Godalming, I am empowered to read her letters and papers, for I am deeply concerned about certain matters vitally important.†   (source)
  • Captain Macmurdo had the honour of waiting upon the Marquis of Steyne, on the part of Colonel Rawdon Crawley, and begged to intimate that he was empowered by the Colonel to make any arrangements for the meeting which, he had no doubt, it was his Lordship's intention to demand, and which the circumstances of the morning had rendered inevitable.†   (source)
  • Now Alexey Alexandrovitch intended to demand: First, that a new commission should be formed which should be empowered to investigate the condition of the native tribes on the spot; secondly, if it should appear that the condition of the native tribes actually was such as it appeared to be from the official documents in the hands of the committee, that another new scientific commission should be appointed to investigate the deplorable condition of the nativ†   (source)
  • For the letting of this portion of the house from week to week, on reasonable terms, the parlour lodger was empowered to treat; he being deputed by the landlord to dispose of the rooms as they became vacant, and to keep a sharp look-out that the lodgers didn't run away.†   (source)
  • As his forms were entirely new to most of the inhabitants, and a clergyman of another denomination had previously occupied the field, by engaging the academy, the first Sunday after his arrival was allowed to pass in silence; but now that his rival had passed on, like a meteor filling the air with the light of his wisdom, Richard was empowered to give notice that "Public worship, after the forms of the Protestant Episcopal Church, would be held on the night before Christmas, in the long room of the academy in Templeton, by the Rev. Mr. Grant."†   (source)
  • Mr Shepherd was completely empowered to act; and no sooner had such an end been reached, than Anne, who had been a most attentive listener to the whole, left the room, to seek the comfort of cool air for her flushed cheeks; and as she walked along a favourite grove, said, with a gentle sigh, "A few months more, and he, perhaps, may be walking here."†   (source)
  • Mr. Linton had no time to empower me to do so, for Joseph mounted close at my heels, and, pushing into the apartment, planted himself at the far side of the table, with his two fists clapped on the head of his stick, and began in an elevated tone, as if anticipating opposition — 'Hathecliff has sent me for his lad, and I munn't goa back 'bout him.'†   (source)
  • This court meets twice a year in the county town; in Massachusetts it is empowered to enforce the obedience of the greater number *s of public officers.†   (source)
  • If I had, I might have wished to be now empowered to mention to another gentleman, a gentleman of military exterior at present waiting in the Lodge, that my client had never intended to remain here, and was on the eve of removal to a superior abode.†   (source)
  • I do, I do put all confidence in you, my trusty friend, and empower you to act as I could act myself in every particular.†   (source)
  • He induced Mr. W. to empower him to draw out, thus, one particular sum of trust-money, amounting to twelve six fourteen, two and nine, and employed it to meet pretended business charges and deficiencies which were either already provided for, or had never really existed.†   (source)
  • I am empowered to mention that it is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand by word of mouth to yourself.†   (source)
  • and having convinced them that Colonel Crawley would prefer a perpetual retirement on the Continent to a residence in this country with his debts unsettled; having proved to them that there was no possibility of money accruing to him from other quarters, and no earthly chance of their getting a larger dividend than that which she was empowered to offer, she brought the Colonel's creditors unanimously to accept her proposals, and purchased with fifteen hundred pounds of ready money more than ten times that amount of debts.†   (source)
  • A nation may be considered in the light of a jury which is empowered to represent society at large, and to apply the great and general law of justice.†   (source)
  • It does not become us to trace the steps which she took in the conduct of this most difficult negotiation; but, having shown them to their satisfaction that the sum which she was empowered to offer was all her husband's available capital, and having convinced them that Colonel Crawley would prefer a perpetual retirement on the Continent to a residence in this country with his debts unsettled; having proved to them that there was no possibility of money accruing to him from other quarters, and no earthly chance of their getting†   (source)
  • But, to facilitate the expedition of business, inferior courts were appended to it, which were empowered to decide causes of small importance without appeal, and with appeal causes of more magnitude.†   (source)
  • Such is not the case in the American Union, in which, as in ordinary governments, the Federal Government has the means of enforcing all it is empowered to demand.†   (source)
  • The same individual is never empowered to give an order and to punish disobedience; he has therefore the right of commanding, without the means of exacting compliance.†   (source)
  • In New England the same magistrates are empowered to post the names of habitual drunkards in public-houses, and to prohibit the inhabitants of a town from supplying them with liquor.†   (source)
  • [Footnote i: Several other privileges of the same kind exist, such as that which empowers the Union to legislate on bankruptcy, to grant patents, and other matters in which its intervention is clearly necessary†   (source)
  • If he commits a fault in his official capacity, a purely administrative tribunal is empowered to punish him; and, if the affair is important or urgent, the judge supplies the omission of the functionary.†   (source)
  • *e [Footnote e: In order to diminish the number of these suits, it was decided that in a great many Federal causes the courts of the States should be empowered to decide conjointly with those of the Union, the losing party having then a right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.†   (source)
  • In several States the judicial power was also submitted to the elective discretion of the majority, and in all of them its existence was made to depend on the pleasure of the legislative authority, since the representatives were empowered annually to regulate the stipend of the judges.†   (source)
  • The judge was empowered to inflict a pecuniary penalty, a whipping, or marriage *s on the misdemeanants; and if the records of the old courts of New Haven may be believed, prosecutions of this kind were not unfrequent.†   (source)
  • The Supreme Court, which is empowered to enforce the execution of this law of the Union, exerts its influence not upon a refractory State, but upon the private taxpayer; and, like the judicial power of other nations, it is opposed to the person of an individual.†   (source)
  • This opinion has been very candidly set forth by Chancellor Kent, who says, in speaking with great eulogiums of that part of the Constitution which empowers the Executive to nominate the judges: "It is indeed probable that the men who are best fitted to discharge the duties of this high office would have too much reserve in their manners, and too much austerity in their principles, for them to be returned by the majority at an election where universal suffrage is adopted."†   (source)
  • of some of its rights; the Americans, by dividing its exercise—Almost all the administration confined to the township, and divided amongst the town-officers—No trace of an administrative body to be perceived, either in the township or above it—The reason of this—How it happens that the administration of the State is uniform—Who is empowered to enforce the obedience of the township and the county to the law—The introduction of judicial power into the administration—Consequence of the extension of the elective principle to all functionaries—The Justice of the Peace in New England—By whom appointed—County officer: ensures the administration of the townships—Court of Sessions—It†   (source)
  • If the judge had been empowered to contest the laws on the ground of theoretical generalities, if he had been enabled to open an attack or to pass a censure on the legislator, he would have played a prominent part in the political sphere; and as the champion or the antagonist of a party, he would have arrayed the hostile passions of the nation in the conflict.†   (source)
  • It was thought that if the legislature was empowered to elect the head of the executive power, its members would, for some time before the election, be exposed to the manoeuvres of corruption and the tricks of intrigue; whereas the special electors would, like a jury, remain mixed up with the crowd till the day of action, when they would appear for the sole purpose of giving their votes.†   (source)
  • The Americans have admitted that the head of the executive power, who has to bear the whole responsibility of the duties he is called upon to fulfil, ought to be empowered to choose his own agents, and to remove them at pleasure: the legislative bodies watch the conduct of the President more than they direct it.†   (source)
  • But the great difference which exists between Europe and America is, that in Europe political tribunals are empowered to inflict all the dispositions of the penal code, while in America, when they have deprived the offender of his official rank, and have declared him incapable of filling any political office for the future, their jurisdiction terminates and that of the ordinary tribunals begins.†   (source)
  • The municipal authorities were bound to enforce the sending of children to school by their parents; they were empowered to inflict fines upon all who refused compliance; and in case of continued resistance society assumed the place of the parent, took possession of the child, and deprived the father of those natural rights which he used to so bad a purpose.†   (source)
  • There is something exceedingly ridiculous in the composition of monarchy; it first excludes a man from the means of information, yet empowers him to act in cases where the highest judgment is required.†   (source)
  • —My son, William Franklin, is empowered to enter into like contracts with any person in Cumberland county.†   (source)
  • At length however she was empowered to disengage herself from her friend, by the avowed necessity of speaking to Miss Tilney, whom she most joyfully saw just entering the room with Mrs. Hughes, and whom she instantly joined, with a firmer determination to be acquainted, than she might have had courage to command, had she not been urged by the disappointment of the day before.†   (source)
  • When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.†   (source)
  • Whereas, one hundred and fifty waggons, with four horses to each waggon, and fifteen hundred saddle or pack horses, are wanted for the service of his majesty's forces now about to rendezvous at Will's Creek, and his excellency General Braddock having been pleased to empower me to contract for the hire of the same, I hereby give notice that I shall attend for that purpose at Lancaster from this day to next Wednesday evening, and at York from next Thursday morning till Friday evening, where I shall be ready to agree for waggons and teams, or single horses, on the following terms, viz.†   (source)
  • The members of Congress, Assemblies, or Conventions, by having had experience in national concerns, will be able and useful counsellors, and the whole, being empowered by the people, will have a truly legal authority.†   (source)
  • But as the same constitution which gives the commons a power to check the king by withholding the supplies, gives afterwards the king a power to check the commons, by empowering him to reject their other bills; it again supposes that the king is wiser than those whom it has already supposed to be wiser than him.†   (source)
  • Being on the fringe is the most disempowering feeling, Jordan.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in disempowering reverses the meaning of empowering. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
  • As such, I am empowered to take certain steps in order to secure the safety of this area against traitors, spies, and any other persons whose behavior I consider suspicious.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile the satisfaction with which Leonela saw herself empowered to carry on her amour reached such a height that, regardless of everything else, she followed her inclinations unrestrainedly, feeling confident that her mistress would screen her, and even show her how to manage it safely.†   (source)
  • It must stand in need of no intermediate legislations; but must itself be empowered to employ the arm of the ordinary magistrate to execute its own resolutions.†   (source)
  • Though the fitness and competency of those courts should be allowed in the utmost latitude, yet the substance of the power in question may still be regarded as a necessary part of the plan, if it were only to empower the national legislature to commit to them the cognizance of causes arising out of the national Constitution.†   (source)
  • It is, therefore, with the most evident propriety, that the plan of the convention proposes to empower the Union "to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, RESERVING TO THE STATES RESPECTIVELY THE APPOINTMENT OF THE OFFICERS, AND THE AUTHORITY OF TRAINING THE MILITIA ACCORDING TO THE DISCIPLINE PRESCRIBED BY CONGRESS."†   (source)
  • But these are not the only objects to which the jurisdiction of the Union, in respect to revenue, must necessarily be empowered to extend.†   (source)
  • The government of the Union must be empowered to pass all laws, and to make all regulations which have relation to them.†   (source)
  • Is it an objection against the new Constitution, that it empowers the Senate, with the concurrence of the Executive, to make treaties which are to be the laws of the land?†   (source)
  • In the first place, there is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which DIRECTLY empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution, or which gives them any greater latitude in this respect than may be claimed by the courts of every State.†   (source)
  • The first clause of the same section empowers Congress "TO LAY AND COLLECT TAXES, DUTIES, IMPOSTS AND EXCISES"; and the second clause of the tenth section of the same article declares that, "NO STATE SHALL, without the consent of Congress, LAY ANY IMPOSTS OR DUTIES ON IMPORTS OR EXPORTS, except for the purpose of executing its inspection laws."†   (source)
  • Suppose an article had been introduced into the Constitution, empowering the United States to regulate the elections for the particular States, would any man have hesitated to condemn it, both as an unwarrantable transposition of power, and as a premeditated engine for the destruction of the State governments?†   (source)
  • The second clause of the second section of the second article empowers the President of the United States "to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other OFFICERS of United States whose appointments are NOT in the Constitution OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, and WHICH SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY LAW."†   (source)
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