Phrases with "delegated"

Edmund Burke Of all the powers unfit to be delegated by those who have any real means of judging, that most peculiarly unfit is what relates to a personal choice. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope She would be submissive to him in all things, but his authority should not be delegated to them. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Charles Dickens The responsible duty of making the toast was delegated to the Aged, and that excellent old gentleman was so intent upon it that he seemed to me in some danger of melting his eyes. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Paine It must either be delegated or assumed. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Thomas Paine Representation is of itself the delegated monarchy of a nation, and cannot debase itself by dividing it with another. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

H. G. Wells And once you federate so far as the air goes, you can add other world commissions quite easily to the bundle of delegated powers. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

John Galsworthy The whole of the business of this country is now conducted on a system of delegated trust; it may be good, it may be bad — but there it is. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry James Now of course I knew why she had asked me if I should recognise him; she had delegated to me mentally a certain pleasant office. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Victor Hugo Ursus, then, one fine day received from the delegated doctors an order to appear before them, which was, luckily, given into his own hands, and which he was therefore enabled to keep secret. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A court of twelve judges sat in one part of the tianguez, clothed with those ample and summary powers, which, in despotic countries, are often delegated even to petty tribunals. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

He would have carried his delegated authority to the point of insisting that Edgar Linton should not be buried beside his wife, but in the chapel, with his family. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Walter Scott It is very different when the powers of sovereignty are delegated to the head of an aristocratic faction, rivalled and pressed closely in the race of ambition by an adverse leader. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope Unless he could bind himself hand and foot to his party he had not even a spark of delegated power. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Paine All delegated power is trust, and all assumed power is usurpation. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

I have taken your crime on myself, who am really to blame for it, since I delegated my duty to another, and you will only have to bear the disgrace of having James Zabel for a brother. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Lady Kirkbank’s was rather a fast set; and had he been allowed to choose it was not to Lady Kirkbank that he would have delegated his grandmother’s duty. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Walter Scott That which I can govern, I can be answerable for; but how to discharge me so well of a delegated trust, is another question. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Walter Scott The delegated theocracy, thus sternly claimed, was exercised with equal rigour. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Margaret Oliphant If there is any truth in the old phrase which calls a church a cure of souls, it is certain that no cure of souls can be delegated to a preacher by the souls themselves who are to be his care. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

John Locke Fourthly, The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands: for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

But the powers for which he stipulated were so far beyond those hitherto delegated to a colonial viceroy, that they felt they had no warrant to grant them. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Ralph Waldo Emerson But at last we shall cease to look in men for completeness, and shall content ourselves with their social and delegated quality. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]