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
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The regime wants a peace treaty to end the more than 60-year-old ceasefire between the two sides and to safeguard its sovereignty, Koh Yu-hwan, who teaches North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, told the outlet.
Transfer of sovereignty of Macau from Portugal to the PRC took place just nineteen years ago, on December 20, 1999.
These treaties recognized our sovereignty as independent nations.
Although clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces have not been on the scale of the first and second Palestinian intifadas in 1987-1993 and 2000-2005, violence has erupted before over matters of sovereignty and religion.
Secondly: numerous people in the Vatican were afraid of a loss of sovereignty in agreeing to yield to these new international norms.
The Syrian government had been complaining that regular Israeli incursions were an affront to its sovereignty.
Countries sacrificed a degree of sovereignty for the sake of participating in the European project, the benefits of which seemed to be self-evident.
There are a number of unsolved Arctic mysteries through the years, many involving sovereignty, and there will likely be more.
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