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sovereignty

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Definition to be the greatest in authority or power within a nation
  • Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.
    Woodrow Wilson
  • China does not recognize Taiwan's claims to sovereignty.
  • He was a Kurd, and really did not recognize the sovereignty of the border we had crossed last night.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • O, give me pardon, That I, your vassal, have employ'd and pain'd Your unknown sovereignty.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • It's thirty million dollars, Anatole told me recently, that the U.S. has now spent trying to bring down Angola's sovereignty.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The faeries have always had their own sovereignty, our own kings and queens.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Especially in Poland, there can have been no need to rob a nation of sovereignty in its own self-contained area of settlement.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • "I will have my sovereignty," said Attolia thinly.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • But she, your subject, loathes such sovereignty.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • As long as he possesses the Book, it is not just Rowan's sovereignty that hangs in the balance, but the fate of this very world.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Mundt, who had no diplomatic immunity (NATO Britain does not recognize our sovereignty), went into hiding.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Their banter was not new to him and now it flattered his mild proud sovereignty.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The magus, in spite of his dogged pursuit of world sovereignty for Sounis, was a reasonably honest man.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • The sovereignty of Free Luna is not the abstract matter you seem to feel it is.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • For he was preparing to take up the reins again as if her sovereignty had been nothing, nothing at all.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • If the Clave will sign over all the powers of the Council to me and accept my unequivocal sovereignty and rule, I will stay my hand.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Cheer us and warm us with thy gracious rays, O flaming sun of sovereignty!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • To have nagged would have been to admit that there were persons who did not acknowledge her sovereignty.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Fie, fie, unreverend tongue, to call her bad, Whose sovereignty so oft thou hast preferr'd With twenty thousand soul-confirming oaths.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • —Then 'tis most like, The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth

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