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Definition rules of conduct said to be universally desired by all peoples
  • There is much disagreement about natural laws, but everyone can agree that the concept was vital to the creation of the Bill of Rights.
  • It is a natural law; every animal must fight for its own livelihood.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • That natural law surmounts every other; we can't help what it clashes with."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Science has claimed the power to eventually control everything, through its understanding of natural laws.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It is an issue of natural law and a free man's inherent right to maintain his liberty.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It's a natural law and the world is better off without them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Was there some natural law that demanded equal shares of happiness and misery in the world?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It was all he wanted—a genuine miracle to confound natural law, a baffling reversal of the inevitable consequences.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The ocean outside is rising, and by a perfectly natural law of balance, the level of this lake is also rising.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • According to natural law.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Because Obie was certain of one thing as if it was a natural law, like gravity—Renault wasn't going to sell the chocolates.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • All this was inviolable, like any set of natural laws.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • What is evil, if not a natural law?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The idea, my dear sir, of both natural law and universal reason is alive in international law and—
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This apparently astounding acoustic mystery is easily explainable by simple natural laws; it arose from the conductibility of the rock.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • But Samuel had put up a laughing wall against natural laws, and Una's death breached his battlements.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It was like all the natural laws had changed on them, and suddenly steel was soft and flesh was hard, rock was brittle and leather weak as grass.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Her mother had warned her and Evangeline often enough about respecting the Natural Laws.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • But it is certain that natural laws vary from universe to universe—and believe this you must, milord, else neither of us will live long!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road

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