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legislation

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Definition one or more proposed or actual laws
  • She proposed legislation to solve the problem.
  • The legislation had unintended consequences.
  • The first execution in this state in sixty-nine years .... in the only first world country to still have death penalty legislation on the books.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Some senators argued against it because they wanted comprehensive immigration reform, not just piecemeal legislation.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • As always, he was ruled by the tyranny of instinct, by passion and the instant legislation of a simple heart.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Supporters of the status quo argue that passing new, tissue-specific legislation is unnecessary, and that the current oversight practices are enough.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And they don't have the fruits-of-the-earth legislation you have where you are.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I will support wholeheartedly any legislation that outlaws it.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • I was not aware that Mr. Bunbury was interested in social legislation.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Excellent—the more impediments to legislation the better.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • They've all agreed to push legislation to make your TruYou profile your automatic path to registration.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We, therefore, propose immediately to introduce legislation directed to that end.
    Neville Chamberlain  --  Nazi Invasion of Poland Speech
  • Part of our colonial policy which enabled the United States to enact legislation for the government of backward people.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • The Chinese were pulling strings behind the scenes, influencing any major political happenings, and steering legislation in their favor.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • CECILIA MUÃ'OZ is vice president of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He'd managed to block some legislation or other favorable to the extreme left wing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • However, he instructed Webster to tell Tappan that if Congress voted the appropriate funds to charter a ship and supplies, he would sign the legislation.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I understand that your Church was instrumental in that legislation being passed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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