Examples of divine right in a Sentence
He ruled by divine right.
My boss seems to think he has a divine right to order people around.
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Luckily, there's no mortal soul Meghan Markle can't charm — even those blessed by divine right.
The Kim family asserts its legitimacy to lead North Korea through a kind of divine right purportedly bestowed from Mount Paektu, a volcano on the border with China that has mythical status in Korean culture.
By divine right of mayoralty, or someone, 13 vehicles waited at the curb in a no-standing zone, among them four black S.U.V.s (three Chevy Suburbans and one Yukon XL) an ambulance, a huge E.M.S. vehicle and a police school safety van.
But right now, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child seizes the stage by divine right.
But the tapestry suggests, too, that William won by divine right.
But Count Tolstoy insists that monarchists are not pining for the days of absolute rulers and the divine right of kings, when Henry VIII of England could order up the execution of unwanted wives and political foes.
Apparently much like the actual historical figure, K.K. Moggie's Mary is an old-style sovereign, mortified by her situation yet standing on the notion that divine right makes her immune to prosecution.
In the English Civil War of the 17th Century, the Roundheads, who favored a Parliamentary system of government, defeated the Cavaliers, who fought for the divine right of kings.
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DIVINE RIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of divine right for English Language Learners
: the right that is supposedly given to a king or queen by God to rule a country
: the right to do or have something without having to ask permission
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