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  • There was, however, one inviolable proviso.†   (source)
  • Was he not specifically on record as a consistent foe of slavery and a supporter of the Wilmot Proviso?†   (source)
  • A proviso of the agreement is that they be removed from Washington's list of state sponsors of terror.
  • Hamas militants even assisted Egyptians in repairing the barrier, but with the proviso that the crossing remain open for Palestinians and goods coming through Egypt.
  • And now she began to think of her husband's will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.   (source)
  • With this proviso, I propose to continue yielding to the prejudice.   (source)
  • I don't like provisos, Mr. Lawyer, I don't like them at all.†   (source)
  • Will you listen to the proviso?†   (source)
  • Its key features were five in number: (1) California was to be admitted as a free (non-slaveholding) state; (2) New Mexico and Utah were to be organized as territories 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)
  • That, I take it, is the important and invariable proviso?†   (source)
  • Henschell had just told him of the important proviso that governs our reception of guests.†   (source)
  • It was decided, therefore, that henceforward strangers might come as freely as they chose—with but one important proviso.†   (source)
  • The High Lama made another and longer pause, with just a hint of enquiry in his silence; when he continued, it was to add: "Perhaps you are wondering, my dear Conway, what that proviso may be?"†   (source)
  • You give me a dollar, right out—the only proviso is that I must spend it on a tie for you!†   (source)
  • But your proviso applies to any escape attempt, whether it happens in two years or two days.†   (source)
  • On inquiring what that proviso meant, I found that it meant that I proposed to get possession of her property if she had any, or to undertake her support for life if she had not; that I desired her continual companionship, counsel and conversation to the end of my days, and would bind myself under penalties to be always enraptured by them; and, above all, that I would turn my back on all other women for ever for her sake.†   (source)
  • And now she began to think of her husband's will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.†   (source)
  • Jerry added, by way of proviso.†   (source)
  • This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will's ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.†   (source)
  • "But one proviso," I said, "just one.†   (source)
  • Yet she did wish that Sir James could know what had passed between her and her husband about Will Ladislaw's moral claim on the property: it would then, she thought, be apparent to him as it was to her, that her husband's strange indelicate proviso had been chiefly urged by his bitter resistance to that idea of claim, and not merely by personal feelings more difficult to talk about.†   (source)
  • This was readily agreed to, with only a proviso of Miss Tilney's, that it did not rain, which Catherine was sure it would not.†   (source)
  • At all events he wound up by concluding, eschewing for the nonce hidebound precedent, a cup of Epps's cocoa and a shakedown for the night plus the use of a rug or two and overcoat doubled into a pillow at least he would be in safe hands and as warm as a toast on a trivet he failed to perceive any very vast amount of harm in that always with the proviso no rumpus of any sort was kicked up.†   (source)
  • Why, yet he doth deny his prisoners, But with proviso and exception, That we at our own charge shall ransom straight His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer; Who, on my soul, hath wilfully betray'd The lives of those that he did lead to fight Against that great magician, damn'd Glendower, Whose daughter, as we hear, the Earl of March Hath lately married.†   (source)
  • all were born in a state of hostility, and so might lawfully do all that mischief to their neighbours against which there is no provision made by treaties; and that when treaties are made they do not cut off the enmity or restrain the licence of preying upon each other, if, by the unskilfulness of wording them, there are not effectual provisoes made against them; they, on the other hand, judge that no man is to be esteemed our enemy that has never injured us, and that the partnership of human nature is instead of a league; and that kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men's heart†   (source)
  • The proviso annexed is proper in itself, and was probably rendered absolutely necessary by jealousies and questions concerning the Western territory sufficiently known to the public.†   (source)
  • To dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States, with a proviso, that nothing in the Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State.†   (source)
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