with authority

idiom

: with the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected or obeyed by other people
She spoke with authority about the history of the building.

Examples of with authority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some fish pound the lure with authority while other strikes are soft and subtle. Jim Gronaw, Baltimore Sun, 10 Mar. 2024 He is also associated, rightly or wrongly, with authority, with law and order, with the police and the military and the working-class elements in American society. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 4 May 2024 Some of us, however, at least speak with authority. Vogue, 8 Apr. 2024 This time, instead of the 2003 law, the Biden administration anchored its new plan with authority in the 1965 Higher Education Act, which allows the education secretary to compromise, waive or release loans under certain circumstances. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2024 The collection mixes storytelling and self-reflection, and Gossett delivers with authority in his voice. Josh Crutchmer, Rolling Stone, 23 Mar. 2024 This agency must be empowered with authority to intervene swiftly, just as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board do during banking crises. Jonathan Slotkin and David Vawdrey, STAT, 14 Mar. 2024 Another win for Panera: The exemption meant bakeries were also off the hook on industry standards that could have been established by a fast-food council with authority to set rules about working conditions, including training. Daniela Sirtori-Cortina, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 Finally, wrap up your content with authority by including a compelling call to action. Peter Boyd, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024

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“With authority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20authority. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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