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
LeBron was a pioneer in giving more athletes more control of their future James’s career ushered in a new norm of player sovereignty in professional basketball.
The European Union’s most powerful member is also becoming its central battleground in a rancorous debate over immigration, sovereignty and political leadership.
Throw in some engineering degrees and a whole lot of police software, and this is the basic model for modern Chinese cyberspace sovereignty.
Israel's sovereignty is being attacked as funds are being funneled through various Turkish organizations and this needs to end immediately.
Most others have been pushed to the fringe, sustained by rabid core fan bases consisting largely of gay men and hipsters, but not cultural sovereignty.
In parts of the world where governments are volatile and protein from the sea is essential, this is likely to set up conflicts that could escalate into violence or actual wars that threaten national sovereignty.
With a population of 33,000, Gibraltar has remained British since 1713 in defiance of Spanish claims to sovereignty.
Sensible calls for data sovereignty include the consumer-friendly policies enacted in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
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: unlimited power over a country
: a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself
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