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used in War and Peace

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go against a law, rule, or usual limit
  • Beware of making any distinctions which may infringe equality.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (22% in)
  • Guerrilla war (always successful, as history shows) directly infringes that rule.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (7% in)
  • It seemed to them that what they had lived through and experienced could not be expressed in words, and that any reference to the details of his life infringed the majesty and sacredness of the mystery that had been accomplished before their eyes.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (0% in)
  • ...(1) that the will of the people is always unconditionally transferred to the ruler or rulers they have chosen, and that therefore every emergence of a new power, every struggle against the power once appointed, should be absolutely regarded as an infringement of the real power; or (2) that the will of the people is transferred to the rulers conditionally, under definite and known conditions, and to show that all limitations, conflicts, and even destructions of power result from a...
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (81% in)
  • ...has the inconvenience—in application to complex and stormy periods in the life of nations during which various powers arise simultaneously and struggle with one another—that a Legitimist historian will prove that the National Convention, the Directory, and Bonaparte were mere infringers of the true power, while a Republican and a Bonapartist will prove: the one that the Convention and the other that the Empire was the real power, and that all the others were violations of power.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (81% in)

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