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sanction
used in The Brothers Karamazov

8 uses
  • The visits of relations and friends were informally sanctioned by the doctor and overseer, and even by the police captain.
    Epilogue (25% in)
  • Even if she sanctioned it, I wouldn't.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (13% in)
  • Grigory Vassilyevitch blames me for rebelling against my birth, but I would have sanctioned their killing me before I was born that I might not have come into the world at all.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (16% in)
  • Did we not love mankind, so meekly acknowledging their feebleness, lovingly lightening their burden, and permitting their weak nature even sin with our sanction?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (64% in)
  • To be sure you were, and by your consent you silently sanctioned my doing it.
    Book 11 — Ivan (69% in)
  • That's all very charming; but if you want to swindle why do you want a moral sanction for doing it?
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • He can't bring himself to swindle without a moral sanction.
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • But you must generously allow it, if your sanction is so necessary," Katya added viciously.
    Epilogue (15% in)

There are no more uses of "sanction" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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