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  • They'd lied to us and subverted the judicial process.†   (source)
  • I knew I should be paying attention, knew that the teacher would see this slumber as an act of subversion, but I could not raise my head from the desk.†   (source)
  • Photographs taken with infrared reflectography and X ray suggested that this rogue painter, while filling in Da Vinci's sketched study, had made suspicious departures from the underdrawing...as if to subvert Da Vinci's true intention.†   (source)
  • subversive goblin groups, turn to page seventeen.†   (source)
  • I am subverting the taste buds of Elsa County.†   (source)
  • 'We are subversive parents,' Alex whispered to Lacy as they sat with their knees bent high as a grasshopper's at one of the undersize tables during Open School Day.†   (source)
  • He's my friend, and this is my way to defy the Capitol, to subvert its terrible Games.†   (source)
  • Well, it is certainly important to subvert the patriarchal paradigm, and I suppose this is a way.†   (source)
  • I realized how subversive Ruth was then, not because she drew pictures of nude women that got misused by her peers, but because she was more talented than her teachers.†   (source)
  • A pawn in the monstrous bourgeois plot to subvert the revolution.†   (source)
  • He's a little subversive and libidinous.†   (source)
  • The Fowls have been subverting justice for generations.†   (source)
  • Nothing more subversive than that.†   (source)
  • When I answered, "I don't," they looked at me uncomfortably, as though they had just stumbled upon something unspeakably subversive going on in well-ordered, homogeneous, conformist Boca Raton.†   (source)
  • Angela Carter does that in The Bloody Chamber (1979), a collection of stories that tear the roof off old, sexist fairy tales to create subversive, feminist revisions.†   (source)
  • The most subversive people are those who ask questions.†   (source)
  • You're subversive.†   (source)
  • And to make it worse, your subverting the local hierarchy—†   (source)
  • "Father—" "I will not have subversion, I will not have treason in my house.†   (source)
  • Nila, however, was well acquainted with certain establishments—pharmacies, as she called them jokingly—where for the equivalent of double my monthly salary a bottle of medicine could be purchased subversively.†   (source)
  • She didn't really know Lio was a communist, a subversive, all the other awful things the editorial had called him.†   (source)
  • Curt, subvert, overexert.†   (source)
  • It's subversive.†   (source)
  • The approach of the elections was the thread that led him once more to the skein of subversion.†   (source)
  • "Maybe you could be a subversive governess," Yetta suggested.†   (source)
  • Everyone knew you couldn't subvert Imperial Conditioning!†   (source)
  • The last of the dog that had been before the bat scratched its nose turned away, and the sick and dangerous dog, subverted for the last time, was forced to turn with it.†   (source)
  • None may stand before us once we set forth to cleanse Alagaesia of every miscreant, traitor, and subversive.†   (source)
  • The day Esteban Trueba discovered that the son of his administrator was slipping subversive pamphlets to his tenants, he summoned him to his office and, in the presence of his father, gave him a lashing with his snakeskin whip.†   (source)
  • What an idea, what a subversion.†   (source)
  • Indeed, officers belonging to Special Branch, an elite British unit that tracks "subversives" and organized crime figures, had helped McDonald's spy on Steel and Morris for years.†   (source)
  • For him, the iron fist was the best and only answer to subversion.†   (source)
  • Kat looked annoyed for the subversion of her parental authority.†   (source)
  • It is interesting to me now that where I thought I would have the most difficulty subverting the language to a feminine mode, I had the least: connecting Cholly's "rape" by the whitemen to his own of his daughter.†   (source)
  • In the old days, before the accident, Annie could normally subvert such moods by teasing or blithely ignoring them.†   (source)
  • It was a college for adults, and many years later I found that it was on the House Un-American Activities list of subversive organizations.†   (source)
  • Instead—this was often his way, I would learn—he had simply subverted the policy.†   (source)
  • A handful of other men were also interested, and the questions were many and good when Clevmger and the subversive corporal finished and made the mistake of asking if there were any.†   (source)
  • "Archibald and Mordred both used it to subvert another's will," he continued, "to control.†   (source)
  • "The present period ....of two or three weeks," he told Madison in a burst of hyperbole, "is the most eventful ever known since that of 1775, and will decide whether the principles established by that contest are to prevail, or give way to those they subverted."†   (source)
  • Because this is the most subversive thing we could be doing.†   (source)
  • One did not contact the Atropos for personal revenge; one employed them to eliminate extremely powerful enemies and subvert nations.†   (source)
  • He was manipulating Ryan in a subversive way.†   (source)
  • This was the same governor who supplied the list of fifty subversives we heard about a few days ago.†   (source)
  • Foreword STUDS TERKEL "AT A TIME WHEN THE TIDE RUNS toward a sure conformity, when dissent is often confused with subversion, when a man's belief may be subject to investigation as well as his actions ..."†   (source)
  • The Firm's most important task for many years was so-called personnel control; that is, the investigation and registration of Swedish citizens who might be suspected of harbouring communist or subversive views.†   (source)
  • I had surrendered that which all of their claptrap is designed to subvert and to destroy: man's reason.†   (source)
  • The Spanish government recognized this and did what it could to subvert the process.†   (source)
  • Perversely perhaps, the current younger generation tends toward a "subversive prestige" or "covert prestige," as linguists put it, in adopting the speech of less privileged minorities; for instance, wiggers are privileged white teenagers who wish to sound and dress like blacks.†   (source)
  • In profile, you saw the same blunt line descend the back of their necks, those high, flat ears, but then little else because Lelia-or maybe her father-had endowed Mitt with that other, potent sprawl of limbs, those round, vigilant eyes, the upturned ancestral nose (like a scrivener's, in my imagination), his boy's form already so beautifully jumbled and subversive and historic.†   (source)
  • They hated encyclopedias because they perceived conspiracies within them, conspiracies that were not only different from their own, but subversive.†   (source)
  • He claimed to be employed by an organization with such bottomless resources and extensive connections that it was capable of compromising and subverting any institution or agency of the federal or state governments.†   (source)
  • Guerrilla tactics, maybe ....internal subversion ....I don't know.†   (source)
  • They're dangerous subversives, red to the bone!†   (source)
  • Sparta—the model of a closed society—and Athens were enemies: the remark suggests Socrates' teaching may have started to be seen as subversive by 417 B.C.E. The standing of Socrates among his fellow citizens suffered mightily during two periods in which Athenian democracy was temporarily overthrown, one four-month period in 411-410 and another slightly longer period in 404-403.†   (source)
  • If the State had military forces, it would be tempted to challenge and subvert the constitutional authority of the Union.†   (source)
  • This is a pitiful attempt to subvert the system and make this court forget what brought us here tonight.†   (source)
  • Is it not consistent with their record of sabotage, subversion and human trafficking that the British should devise this desperate plot?†   (source)
  • Then, overcome with pity and constrained by his faith to love the life in all creatures great and small, Kevin stayed immobile for hours and days and nights and weeks, holding out his hand until the eggs hatched and the fledglings grew wings, true to life if subversive of common sense, at the intersection of natural process and the glimpsed ideal, at one and the same time a signpost and a reminder.†   (source)
  • After all, I was a writer, an artist, and it was a platitude by now that much of the world's greatest art had been achieved by dedicated men who, husbanding their energies, had not allowed some misplaced notion of the primacy of the groin to subvert grander aims of beauty and truth.†   (source)
  • They had left it completely alone, as indeed they ignored most human activities that were not subversive or did not offend their codes of behaviour.†   (source)
  • Said they were subversive and anti-South—she's a Daughter of the Confederacy—and ordered me to take them off the shelves.†   (source)
  • Subversion, sedition, blasphemy, heresy, all rolled into one.†   (source)
  • The chance to be a subversive influence versus the possibility of turning into Miss Milhouse.†   (source)
  • At one time they were a mark of subversion, but now they're relics.†   (source)
  • I don't know where it came from, this urge to subvert.†   (source)
  • But, Lord, 'subverting the patriarchal paradigm'—it's like she wrote the speech.†   (source)
  • I want anything that breaks the monotony, subverts the perceived respectable order of things.†   (source)
  • My father said, "That's subversion and we don't permit subversion here."†   (source)
  • No one is subverting the Lord of the Radch except the Lord of the Radch.†   (source)
  • She told you the Presger had infiltrated the Radch in order to subvert and destroy it.†   (source)
  • The prank is entitled 'Subverting the Patriarchal Paradigm.'†   (source)
  • Those they knew of, however, had to be kept under lock and key, lest they try to subvert the Varden.†   (source)
  • The verb to screw is so amazingly, subversively apt.†   (source)
  • Sometimes foreign powers will try to subvert our government.†   (source)
  • I recognized several, not as fake subversives but as acquaintances.†   (source)
  • Subvert Liberty: Executive, Legislative Collusion†   (source)
  • And could be trusted; not only had we shared trouble but she was a subversive.†   (source)
  • This subverts a mathematical axiom: it takes away a part, yet lets the whole remain.†   (source)
  • Schemes to subvert liberty require time to develop before taking action.†   (source)
  • Whether the Colony's aims could be called subversive was uncertain.†   (source)
  • The Corpsmen were in the habit of setting up schemes of that sort, to capture subversives in the making.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bennett's policy of "the iron heel of ruthlessness" had been correct, he said, as imprisonment of those plotting to topple elected governments and confiscate private property was the only way to deal with subversion.†   (source)
  • It set out in detail how Comrade E. M. S. Namboodiripad's government intended to enforce land reforms, neutralize the police, subvert the judiciary and "Restrain the Hand of the Reactionary anti-People Congress Government at the Center.†   (source)
  • O'Brien's writing about sex is really writing about liberation, or sometimes the failure of liberation; it's religious or political or artistic subversion.†   (source)
  • He was looking at her when he said this and smiling a subversive little smile, cautiously gauging her reaction.†   (source)
  • Jesus himself demonstrated that he was not above talking to harlots, corrupt usurers, and the politically subversive.†   (source)
  • Social criticism is the outcome of this subversive strategy, flight the device by which Carter sets up her ironic notions of freedom and imprisonment.†   (source)
  • Each has a submachine gun slung ready, for whatever dangerous or subversive acts they think we might commit inside.†   (source)
  • A subversive little voice kept rising up inside me, saying, This is how it would feel if he were dead.†   (source)
  • The talks came to nothing, as planned, but then there had been riots: the subversives had stirred things up, the crowd had gone out of control, men had been killed and injured.†   (source)
  • The atmosphere of the following months was so tense that even Ursula perceived it in her dark corner, and she had the impression that once more she was living through the dangerous times when her son Aureliano carried the homeopathic pills of subversion in his pocket.†   (source)
  • She was saying she knew a playwright—a "dear, dear man," as she described him—who had been imprisoned under the charge of being a communist subversive.†   (source)
  • There had been a big march on Ottawa, in July — thousands, tens of thousands of men who claimed to be unemployed, and who were demanding jobs and fair pay, egged on by subversives bent on overthrowing the government.†   (source)
  • As for the subversive Waterford was accused of harboring, this could have been "Offred" herself, as her flight would have placed her in this category.†   (source)
  • What we learn, finally, as readers is that we don't look for a shorthand in seasonal use—summer means x, winter y minus x—but a set of patterns that can be employed in a host of ways, some of them straightforward, others ironic or subversive.†   (source)
  • Around here they think it's subversive if the tourist shop starts selling place mats with a different view of the miniature railway.†   (source)
  • The news that Remedios Buendia was going to be the sovereign ruler of the festival went beyond the limits of the swamp in a few hours, reached distant places where the prestige of her beauty was not known, and it aroused the anxiety of those who still thought of her last name as a symbol of subversion.†   (source)
  • There is something subversive about this garden of Serena's, a sense of buried things bursting upwards, wordlessly, into the light, as if to point, to say: Whatever is silenced will clamor to be heard, though silently.†   (source)
  • We know, for instance, that he met his end, probably soon after the events our author describes, in one of the earliest purges: he was accused of liberal tendencies, of being in possession of a substantial and unauthorized collection of heretical pictorial and literary materials, and of harboring a subversive.†   (source)
  • It is Judd who is credited with devising the form, as opposed to the name, of the Particicution ceremony, arguing that it was not only a particularly horrifying and effective way of ridding yourself of subversive elements but that it would also act as a steam valve for the female elements in Gilead.†   (source)
  • Outrageous to whom, subversive of what?†   (source)
  • A lot of what I figured out and subverted wasn't airtight in the least, but I couldn't admit to that then.†   (source)
  • The enormous amount of footage he shot openly for his Mexican epic was a cover for a subversive venture, went the theory and this was it.†   (source)
  • Nor did we know that strenuous efforts were being made to subvert the alliance against us and bring the Skinnies over to our side; the nearest we came to being told about that was when we got instructions, before the raid in which Flores was killed, to go easy on the Skinnies, destroy as much property as possible but to kill inhabitants only when unavoidable.†   (source)
  • Whenever you committed the evil of refusing to think and to see, of exempting from the absolute of reality some one small wish of yours, whenever you chose to say: Let me withdraw from the judgment of reason the cookies I stole, or the existence of God, let me have my one irrational whim and I will be a man of reason about all else-that was the act of subverting your consciousness, the act of corrupting your mind.†   (source)
  • Experience had taught them that in the end the fox always eats the hens, despite the subversive ballads that were traveling from mouth to mouth preaching just the opposite.†   (source)
  • It was like the word subversive itself.†   (source)
  • My loyalty to Mr. Smeath is similar to my loyalty to my brother: both are on the side of ox eyeballs, toe jam under the microscope, the outrageous, the subversive.†   (source)
  • She'd always thought of Welsh as a bull, stomping to run over anyone who stepped into his ring, but she'd never pegged him as one to subvert the laws he'd been elected to uphold.†   (source)
  • He spoke of a time when "dissent is often confused with subversion," and when a man's beliefs and actions were "subject to investigation.†   (source)
  • Whereas photographs of Phaedrus' face during this period show alienation and aggression...a member of his department had half jokingly called it a "subversive" look...some photographs of DeWeese from the same period show a face that is quite passive, almost serene, except for a mild questioning expression.†   (source)
  • The later conventional use of the term "Säpo" was actually something that the potentially subversive communist publication Clarté had coined as a pejorative name for the communist-hunters within the police force.†   (source)
  • While the charter was a plan for a democratic South Africa, it was viewed as a subversive document by the existing government.†   (source)
  • Captain Black knew he was a subversive because he wore eyeglasses and used words like panacea and utopia, and because he disapproved of Adolf Hitler, who had done such a great job of combating un-American activities in Germany.†   (source)
  • I feel subverted.†   (source)
  • When he heard other people humming the song about the hens and fox, he would smile at the thought that his son had made more converts with his subversive ballads than with the Socialist Party pamphlets he so tirelessly distributed.†   (source)
  • Newspapers, guidebooks, Gideon bibles, erotic literature, subversive literature, underground literature, literature—whatever people read in hotels, alone, thumbing and breathing.†   (source)
  • Nor did she know why parents had been shipped—possibly for subversion if they were both under sentence as Hazel thought.†   (source)
  • It was from there that subversive ideas were carried on the uncontrollable winds of the radio, the telegraph, and the steamers laden with immigrants who stepped ashore in a daze, fleeing the hunger back home, stunned by the roar of the bombs and the corpses rotting in the plowed fields.†   (source)
  • It just had to be subversive.†   (source)
  • She loved the washed blue light of the film, a kind of crepuscular light, a tunnel light that suggested an unreliable reality—not unreliable at all in fact because you have no trouble believing what you see but a subversive reality maybe, corruptive and ruinous, a beautiful tunnel blue.†   (source)
  • Yossarian knew it was a good one because Yossarian was a collector of good questions and had used them to disrupt the educational sessions Clevinger had once conducted two nights a week in Captain Black's intelligence tent with the corporal in eyeglasses who everybody knew was probably a subversive.†   (source)
  • The old man had refused to allow radios in his house, both to prevent his granddaughter from listening to the soap operas and serials in which mothers lose their children and only recover them years later, and to spare himself the ill effects on his digestion of hearing the subversive songs of his enemy.†   (source)
  • Wyoh recruited Sidris; Sidris started own cell by recruiting her other assistant and Bon Ton Beaute Shoppe became hotbed of subversion.†   (source)
  • Soldiers broke into his house, ransacked his snail collection, his shells, his butterflies, his bottles, the ship figureheads he had rescued from so many seas, his books, his paintings, and his unfinished poems, looking for subversive weapons and hidden Communists, until his old poet's heart began to falter.†   (source)
  • As numbers increased we shifted to high speed on agitprop, black-propaganda rumors, open subversion, provocateur activities, and sabotage.†   (source)
  • If the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court were confined to appeals from inferior federal courts instead of allowing their extension to the State courts, it would abridge the latitude of the terms in subversion of the intent, contrary to every sound rule of interpretation.†   (source)
  • If one person or one group holds all the power of two branches of government, the basic principles of a free constitution are subverted.†   (source)
  • Mike solved most of Warden's code sooner than he had projected; Warden was sending more traffic than in past and most of it one subject (which helped)—subject being security and subversion.†   (source)
  • He was a political exile like Warden, but a subversive and instead of fat job like "warden," Professor had been dumped, to live or starve.†   (source)
  • They should prove that it is easier to subvert the liberties of the entire country than a single State.†   (source)
  • But likeliest theory is that Warden's reports on "subversive activities" caused Authority Earthside to order a cleanup.†   (source)
  • Therefore, the policy of confining the places of election to specific districts would subvert its aim.†   (source)
  • Simon's" verse was doggerel, bawdy, subversive, ranging from poking fun at vips to savage attacks on Warden, system, Peace Dragoons, finks.†   (source)
  • And they have more to gain from preserving the voters' favor, than from working to change the government in a way that subverts the people's authority.†   (source)
  • We have seen that we need a Union:
    to protect us from foreign danger [Numbers 3, 4, 5],
    to keep the peace among ourselves [Numbers 5, 6, 7, 8],
    to guard our commerce [Number 11] and other common interests,
    as the only substitute for those military establishments that have subverted the liberties of the Old World [Number 8].†   (source)
  • For example: Let's say a little one, too young to read, is caught with a stack of subversive literature—which happened more than once.†   (source)
  • He was tagged as a subversive—that was why he had been sent to The Rock—as a member of underground group in Luna City.†   (source)
  • He reported subversive activities still going on despite two phalanges of Peace Dragoons and demanded enough troops to station guards in all key spots inside all warrens.†   (source)
  • My one grandfather was shipped up from Joburg for armed violence and no work permit, other got transported for subversive activity after Wet Firecracker War.†   (source)
  • Language was simple, rhyme scheme unforced, only thing faintly subversive was conclusion on part of dying man that even many wardens he has endured was not too high a price.†   (source)
  • The report was an obvious disappointment to some of our leaders, who had really counted on it to reveal massive subversion, so they simply cast its recommendations aside with the remark: "The report blamed everyone but the rioters."†   (source)
  • If she had not had the misfortune of being taken prisoner at the same time as so many of the Home Army members (a stroke of bad luck further complicated by her connection with Wanda, and their common dwelling place, even though she had not lifted a finger to help the Resistance), she might have been adjudged guilty of the serious crime of meat smuggling but not of the infinitely more grave crime of subversion, and hence might not be headed for a destination so forbiddingly malign.†   (source)
  • How easy it was to destroy a man's good name and reputation by suggesting he was in some way subversive or by calling him a communist.†   (source)
  • And when the matches were tossed and the powder kegs began to explode in 1967, men hid behind the belief that it was all some massive subversive plot against this nation.†   (source)
  • Their appeals are to regional interest, showing complete contempt for privacy of conscience, and a willingness to destroy and subvert values that have traditionally been held supreme in this land.†   (source)
  • He said that in order to prove that the Negroes have no right to their freedoms, we were subverting the very principles that preserve the spirit of our own ...we are endangering ourselves, no matter what our race and creed.†   (source)
  • Its report, which was a courageous one under the circumstances, showed that matches had indeed been tossed and the powder kegs had exploded—and that these were individual explosions, not connected through any discernible subversive plotting on the part of black men.†   (source)
  • The queen of sexual subversiveness, though, must be the late Angela Carter.†   (source)
  • But there was another story of the master of San Martin (not so subversive, this one) that probably gave to Brother Juniper the hint for his procedure after the fall of the bridge of San Luis Rey.†   (source)
  • For a long time there had been rumors — circulated, he had reason to think, by some malignant enemy — that there was something subversive and even revolutionary in the outlook of himself and his colleagues.†   (source)
  • Excluded from, and unassimilated in our society, yet longing to gratify impulses akin to our own but denied the objects and channels evolved through long centuries for their socialized expression, every sunrise and sunset makes him guilty of subversive actions.†   (source)
  • Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy.†   (source)
  • Almost never does he put a subversive or sceptical remark into the mouth of a character likely to be identified with himself.†   (source)
  • He sat for some time, meditatively frowning, then picked up his pen and wrote across the title-page: "The author's mathematical treatment of the conception of purpose is novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive.†   (source)
  • In the tap-rooms, "subversive" pamphlets were read.†   (source)
  • He thinks your friend's too subversive—or not subversive enough!†   (source)
  • Principles which could be subverted by feeling in one direction were liable to the same catastrophe in another.†   (source)
  • Yet all the while she beheld the burly cynical Frenchman and the diaphanous dancers as clearly as the child sees its air-born playmates; she relished the Camp Fire Girls not because, in Vida's words, "this Scout training will help so much to make them Good Wives," but because she hoped that the Sioux dances would bring subversive color into their dinginess.†   (source)
  • And then, too, this grandfather's seditious conspiracy, or so they were told, had been bound up with the love of his fatherland, which he hoped to see free and united—indeed, his subversive activities were the fruit and outcome of that honorable affection; and however strange this mixture of rebellion and patriotism might seem to both cousins (accustomed as they were to equating patriotic feelings with preservation of the established order), they did have to admit in private that as things had stood back then, rebellion might very well have been commensurate with civic virtue and sober loyalty with idle unconcern about matters of public order.†   (source)
  • All the leisure which his school life left him was passed in the company of subversive writers whose jibes and violence of speech set up a ferment in his brain before they passed out of it into his crude writings.†   (source)
  • For this reason he had been especially pleased to learn that she would, as usual, attend the young Trenors to church on Sunday morning; and as he paced the gravel sweep before the door, his light overcoat on his arm and his prayer-book in one carefully-gloved hand, he reflected agreeably on the strength of character which kept her true to her early training in surroundings so subversive to religious principles.†   (source)
  • One group, the worse of the two, and the one of which she rid herself first, consisted of those who advised her not to take so much care of herself, and preached (even if only negatively and with no outward signs beyond an occasional disapproving silence or doubting smile) the subversive doctrine that a sharp walk in the sun and a good red beefsteak would do her more good (her, who had had two dreadful sips of Vichy water on her stomach for fourteen hours!)†   (source)
  • They were young American sociologists, young English realists, Russian horrorists; Anatole France, Rolland, Nexo, Wells, Shaw, Key, Edgar Lee Masters, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Henry Mencken, and all the other subversive philosophers and artists whom women were consulting everywhere, in batik-curtained studios in New York, in Kansas farmhouses, San Francisco drawing-rooms, Alabama schools for negroes.†   (source)
  • He declaimed— "This is no longer the time, gentlemen, when civil discord ensanguined our public places, when the landlord, the business-man, the working-man himself, falling asleep at night, lying down to peaceful sleep, trembled lest he should be awakened suddenly by the noise of incendiary tocsins, when the most subversive doctrines audaciously sapped foundations."†   (source)
  • The spirit of evil might have sent him to threaten Mr. Bulstrode's subversion as an instrument of good; but the threat must have been permitted, and was a chastisement of a new kind.†   (source)
  • views with alarm and apprehension, the existing state of the Muffin Trade in this Metropolis and its neighbourhood; that it considers the Muffin Boys, as at present constituted, wholly underserving the confidence of the public; and that it deems the whole Muffin system alike prejudicial to the health and morals of the people, and subversive of the best interests of a great commercial and mercantile community.'†   (source)
  • When the revolution which subverts the social and political state of an aristocratic people begins to penetrate into literature, it generally first manifests itself in the drama, and it always remains conspicuous there.†   (source)
  • He seemed to recognise this same tendency in the subversive enquiry that I quoted a moment ago, and set himself to answer our heroine's question with greater urbanity than it perhaps deserved.†   (source)
  • But the weapon with which they are intrusted is an imperfect one, and it can never reach the most dangerous offenders, since men who aim at the entire subversion of the laws are not likely to murmur at a political interdict.†   (source)
  • He was setting a dangerous example to the other slaves,—one which, if suffered to pass without some such demonstration on his part, would finally lead to the total subversion of all rule and order upon the plantation.†   (source)
  • Just as prolonged and stubborn is the struggle now proceeding between the old and the new conception of history, and theology in the same way stands on guard for the old view, and accuses the new view of subverting revelation.†   (source)
  • Nor have the Americans ever supposed that one consequence of democratic principles is the subversion of marital power, of the confusion of the natural authorities in families.†   (source)
  • All that the bourgeois have to do is to bear themselves well, I'll sneeze them out subversive couplets.†   (source)
  • They do not therefore deny him the right of directing his partner; and they maintain, that in the smaller association of husband and wife, as well as in the great social community, the object of democracy is to regulate and legalize the powers which are necessary, not to subvert all power.†   (source)
  • In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.†   (source)
  • However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.†   (source)
  • By his heretical views on sport and soma, by the scandalous unorthodoxy of his sex-life, by his refusal to obey the teachings of Our Ford and behave out of office hours, 'even as a little infant,' " (here the Director made the sign of the T), "he has proved himself an enemy of Society, a subverter, ladies and gentlemen, of all Order and Stability, a conspirator against Civilization itself.†   (source)
  • From her own experience with Benny she knew how willful a son could be in the grip of passion, realized it was dangerous to mount open resistance, and sensed that guile and subversion would be the best weapons for the coming struggle.†   (source)
  • Schemes to subvert the liberties of a great community REQUIRE TIME to mature them for execution.†   (source)
  • Henceforth I learn, that to obey is best,
    And love with fear the only God; to walk
    As in his presence; ever to observe
    His providence; and on him sole depend,
    Merciful over all his works, with good
    Still overcoming evil, and by small
    Accomplishing great things, by things deemed weak
    Subverting worldly strong, and worldly wise
    By simply meek: that suffering for truth's sake
    Is fortitude to highest victory,
    And, to the faithful, death the gate of life;
    Taught this by his example, whom I now
    Acknowledge my Redeemer ever blest.†   (source)
  • Such were his looks, so gracefully he spoke, That, were I not resolv'd against the yoke Of hapless marriage, never to be curst With second love, so fatal was my first, To this one error I might yield again; For, since Sichaeus was untimely slain, This only man is able to subvert The fix'd foundations of my stubborn heart.†   (source)
  • And of the three sorts, which is the best, is not to be disputed, where any one of them is already established; but the present ought alwaies to be preferred, maintained, and accounted best; because it is against both the Law of Nature, and the Divine positive Law, to doe any thing tending to the subversion thereof.†   (source)
  • PER: The very day (Let me be sure) that I put forth from London, There was a whale discover'd in the river, As high as Woolwich, that had waited there, Few know how many months, for the subversion Of the Stode fleet.†   (source)
  • For the rule of Manners, without Civill Government, is the Law of Nature; and in it, the Law Civill; that determineth what is Honest, and Dishonest; what is Just, and Unjust; and generally what is Good, and Evill: whereas they make the Rules of Good, and Bad, by their own Liking, and Disliking: By which means, in so great diversity of taste, there is nothing generally agreed on; but every one doth (as far as he dares) whatsoever seemeth good in his own eyes, to the subversion of Common-wealth.†   (source)
  • Had the nobles, by a conduct of clemency and justice, preserved the fidelity and devotion of their retainers and followers, the contests between them and the prince must almost always have ended in their favor, and in the abridgment or subversion of the royal authority.†   (source)
  • To confine, therefore, the general expressions giving appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme Court, to appeals from the subordinate federal courts, instead of allowing their extension to the State courts, would be to abridge the latitude of the terms, in subversion of the intent, contrary to every sound rule of interpretation.†   (source)
  • If they cannot do this, they ought at least to prove to us that it is easier to subvert the liberties of three millions of people, with the advantage of local governments to head their opposition, than of two hundred thousand people who are destitute of that advantage.†   (source)
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