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carte blanche
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  • I only ask you to give me carte blanche.†   (source)
  • "And this carte blanche," said d'Artagnan, "this carte blanche, does it remain in her hands?"†   (source)
  • I have taken from you one CARTE BLANCHE to give you another.†   (source)
  • To put our suspicions and true understanding of the matter into words—he had probably listened to Herr Settembrini for one purpose only: to be given carte blanche by his conscience, a license it had been unwilling to grant him at first.†   (source)
  • They've taken the Van Alstyne place at Roslyn, and I've got CARTE BLANCHE to bring my friends down there—the more the merrier.†   (source)
  • You have carte blanche.†   (source)
  • I understand that you give me carte blanche to act for you, provided only that I get back the gems, and that you place no limit on the sum I may draw.†   (source)
  • My grandfather has given me carte blanche for once, and I promise you the entertainment shall be worthy of the occasion.†   (source)
  • If I were Brooke, I would choke the 'Trumpet' at once by getting Garth to make a new valuation of the farms, and giving him carte blanche about gates and repairs: that's my view of the political situation," said the Rector, broadening himself by sticking his thumbs in his armholes, and laughing towards Mr. Brooke.†   (source)
  • Both were of course too prudent to give up the fifteen hundred a year which was brought in by the second seat (at this period filled by Mr. Quadroon, with carte blanche on the Slave question); indeed the family estate was much embarrassed, and the income drawn from the borough was of great use to the house of Queen's Crawley.†   (source)
  • All the way along d'Artagnan had been consulting with himself whether he should place confidence in M. de Treville, or whether he should only ask him to give him CARTE BLANCHE for some secret affair.†   (source)
  • I give you carte blanche then; you can even be impertinent if you like; I shall let it pass and horribly spoil you.†   (source)
  • I had previously taken a journey to Sto purchase some new furniture: my cousins having given me CARTE BLANCHE to effect what alterations I pleased, and a sum having been set aside for that purpose.†   (source)
  • Yes," he said, smiling to him as tenderly as a woman, "give me carte blanche, retire from the regiment, and I'll draw you upwards imperceptibly."†   (source)
  • That was capital advice of yours, Irwine, about the dinners—to let them be as orderly and comfortable as possible, and only for the tenants: especially as I had only a limited sum after all; for though my grandfather talked of a carte blanche, he couldn't make up his mind to trust me, when it came to the point.†   (source)
  • So he sent off Amelia once more in a carriage to her mamma, with strict orders and carte blanche to the two ladies to purchase everything requisite for a lady of Mrs. George Osborne's fashion, who was going on a foreign tour.†   (source)
  • You give me carte blanche!†   (source)
  • In short, at the moment in which she has just obtained from Richelieu a carte blanche by the means of which she is about to take vengeance on her enemy, this precious paper is torn from her hands, and it is d'Artagnan who holds her prisoner and is about to send her to some filthy Botany Bay, some infamous Tyburn of the Indian Ocean.†   (source)
  • "Amen!" said Athos, "and we will return to that subject later, if such be your pleasure; but what for the moment engaged my attention most earnestly, and I am sure you will understand me, d'Artagnan, was the getting from this woman a kind of carte blanche which she had extorted from the cardinal, and by means of which she could with impunity get rid of you and perhaps of us."†   (source)
  • Long distance, carte blanche, special deliveries.†   (source)
  • He then most earnestly recommended to her ladyship to do him the honour of immediately mentioning his proposals to the family; to whom he said he offered a carte blanche, and would settle his fortune in almost any manner they should require.†   (source)
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