Examples of sovereignty in a Sentence
- Nor was the sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian race recognized at the time Hawaii became a state. —Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, 18 July 2005
- Cesaire's wrenching chant of self-affirmation announced a new era of intellectual and cultural sovereignty for black writers in French. —Lila Azam Zanganeh, New York Times Book Review, 12 June 2005
- The position plunged him into a supremely complicated religious and political game. Throughout Europe the old order of divinely sanctioned kingdoms was battling models of popular sovereignty and citizenship inspired by the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the adolescent U.S. —David Van Biema, Time, 4 Sept. 2000
upon leaving home she felt that she had achieved sovereignty for the first time in her life
as parts of the same sovereignty, the states should not enact laws intended to harm one another economically
Recent Examples of sovereignty from the Web
The future of two of the biggest companies in Latin America, both symbols of national sovereignty with a history of cronyism and corruption, is about as clear as a barrel of oil.
As the day of the summit neared, North Korea’s main party newspaper published an editorial on Monday asserting the importance of every nation’s sovereignty.
China’s regional power push, including its broad claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea, get relatively little U.S. attention while North Korea is squaring in the crosshairs.
The Warriors are a prime-time outfit with years of sovereignty in their plans.
The Trump administration says that its not taking a stance on final status issues like the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.
His administration's view is that the group represented a threat to border security and national sovereignty.
Trump and other Republicans view the caravan as an assault on border security and U.S. sovereignty.
The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people.
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: unlimited power over a country
: a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself
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