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Definition a rule or law — typically enacted by city government
  • I departed from that ordinance.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
    The Bible  --  Job
  • And I seriously doubt that the locals have any traffic control ordinances.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A major civil rights bill was passed in 1964, and if it was controversial, it at least nullified a lot of local discriminatory ordinances.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • A small town wants everyone to vote on a local ordinance.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Millennium was not subject to any governmental ordinances or regulations, and he intended to publish the story on day three of Salander's trial.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • "Apparently the city ordinances don't mean anything to them," he says, "because their lights will be on all night."
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • "He said from now on they're enforcing the county leash ordinance and we'll be fined if our dogs are loose."
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • "They're bound to have ordinances dealing with this kind of thing."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • 99:7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • You're in violation of the city ordinance against smoking in that spot.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Yep, it was practickly a town ordinance passed against her [The bathroom door is opened and Blanche thrusts her head out holding a towel about her hair.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • I went through basic training and ordinance school.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • It deployed smoke inspectors to enforce a new antismoke ordinance.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "What is the use of thinking of laws and ordinances," she burst out, "if they make you miserable when you know you are committing no sin?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • And this example proves it, for the kingdom of France would be unconquerable if the ordinance of Charles had been enlarged or maintained.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Wall faulted Bush, as governor of Texas, for not taking action, like cutting off state funds, after the El Cenizo ordinance.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • But there were few who trembled as the Ordinance was adopted and submitted to the people for their approval at the polls one month later.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men, And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • But right now the city does it and there's an ordinance about what time of day or night a restaurant can leave garbage on the street.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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