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
Sensible calls for data sovereignty include the consumer-friendly policies enacted in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, though the two sides have been self-ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s.
Palestinians refuse to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city, which most believe should be divided in future peace treaty.
Friends say Wilkie admires the late senator as a political exemplar with a strong view of U.S. sovereignty and defense.
Poland’s government hasn’t given other EU states much reason to fight on its behalf, saying that the EU poses the biggest threat to its sovereignty since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
China has not sent high-level officials to the three-day meeting, in an apparent attempt to deflect attention from its campaign to expand its sovereignty across virtually the entire South China Sea.
There is no question in my mind that Al Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks or about Israel’s right to its sovereignty.
But the end of the war, in 1815, affirmed U.S. sovereignty and undermined tribal security.
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: a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself
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