They had a sanction
, in their own class-ethic, for every act they performed.
Blanche had consented at last to listen to Arnold's entreaties, and had sanctioned
the writing of a letter to London to order her wedding-dress.
So long as her son received no intimation to the contrary, it was a sign that Lord Rotherfield permitted his wife to sanction
the marriage by her presence.
All I could ascertain was that he looked on his niece's marriage as a settled thing, that her father had sanctioned
it, that he sanctioned
it himself, that it was a desirable marriage, and that he should be personally rejoiced when the worry of it was over.
I have said my master found religious sanction
for his cruelty.
It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction
; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.
But if such a one is forced for the sake of his idea to step over a corpse or wade through blood, he can, I maintain, find within himself, in his conscience, a sanction for wading through blood--that depends on the idea and its dimensions, note that.
You are right, of course, in saying that it's not new, that it's like what we've read and heard a thousand times already; but what is really original in all this, and is exclusively your own, to my horror, is that you sanction bloodshed /in the name of conscience/, and, excuse my saying so, with such fanaticism.
Their plan had the sanction of the British government, and grants and other requisites were nearly completed, when the breaking out of the American Revolution once more defeated the undertaking.
A scheme of this kind, however, was too vast and hazardous for individual enterprise; it could only be undertaken by a company under the sanction and protection of a government; and as there might be a clashing of claims between the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Company, the one holding by right of charter, the other by right of possession, he proposed that the two comparties should coalesce in this great undertaking.
Wolf that he was, and unprecedented as it was, the gods had sanctioned
his presence, and they, the dogs of the gods, could only recognise this sanction
Only at our University in some of the very highest and most esoteric classes -- which I myself have never been privileged to attend -- it is understood that the sparing use of Colour is still sanctioned
for the purpose of illustrating some of the deeper problems of mathematics.