in authority


: having official power to make important decisions
No one in authority objected to the plan.

Examples of in authority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Did no one within earshot of Torero Stadium — team leaders in shoulder pads or those in authority — scream from the onset that hazing ranked as an even a bigger no-no than normal? Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2023 Capricorn December 22-January 19 Those in authority over you might be getting something wrong. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2023 Buscemi plays variations on fathers, father figures or people in authority who maybe shouldn’t be. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2023 Someone in authority can offer help under the Virgo moon. USA TODAY, 27 May 2023 Someone in authority over you may award you with a gift, a promotion, or words of celebration or encouragement, any of which could be a surprise to you. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 Maintaining trust in authority and the institutions meant to manage society, as a result, can be tough. Britt Peterson, Washington Post, 16 June 2023 Being considered pleasant, kind and polite is likely not consistent with being regarded as an assertive leader who can speak up, question the decisions of others in authority and express a contrary position. Gina Deciani, Forbes, 11 July 2022 Throughout his time in politics, Mr. Trump has survived one scandal after another because people in authority felt unable to read his mind. New York Times, 3 July 2022 See More

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“In authority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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