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
In his speech, President Trump repeated the word sovereignty 10 times, but mentioned human rights only once—and then only to criticize the composition of the UN Human Rights Council.
Assertions of Russian, then American sovereignty over the boundaries of Russian America, defined in 1825 in a treaty between England and Russia, were accepted by both countries in 1867, and by the international community of nations.
Such options would have included the choice of remaining an autonomous community but with greater sovereignty, or becoming a federal state.
Perhaps China or some other power will emerge as an empire that threatens our subjugation, and the Founders’ desire for sovereignty, independence, and republicanism will seem relevant and ennobling of American life again.
The governing theme of President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly could be summed up in one word: sovereignty.
No proud Spaniard will ever accept British sovereignty, whatever Catalans say.
Trump frequently belittled the U.N. as a candidate and his White House has been infused with forces that believe the U.N acts as a global bureaucracy that infringes the sovereignty of nations.
At that point, Soviet troops took military control of the northern part of the country, and U.S. troops took control of the south, with the initial goal of helping Korea establish postwar sovereignty.
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Synonymsautonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, freedom (also sovranty)
Antonymsdependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
Related Wordsemancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, release
Near Antonymscaptivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugation
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