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  • hammer
  • maul
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How to use gavel in a sentence

If any other Senator objects, the person with the gavel can put it to a floor vote, and if 50 votes plus the VP agree with the change, it’s game-on for a bare majority to run the floor.
WHY THE FILIBUSTER DEFENDERS' RANKS ARE SHRINKINGPHILIP ELLIOTTMARCH 11, 2021TIME
If the person sitting atop the Senate and wielding the gavel says no, then they can start operating another way.
WHY THE FILIBUSTER DEFENDERS' RANKS ARE SHRINKINGPHILIP ELLIOTTMARCH 11, 2021TIME
Supervisor Jim Desmond, a Republican who represents North County, is next up in the rotation, but he’s not likely to get the gavel.
MORNING REPORT: DNA TESTING REVEALS LOCAL FERTILITY FRAUD CASESVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJANUARY 5, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Despite serving 24 years in the Senate, Durbin is just now hitting the right seniority to be in line for a full committee gavel.
SEN. DURBIN WILLING TO GIVE UP SUBCOMMITTEE POST AS PEACE OFFERING AMID DEMOCRATS’ POST-ELECTION INFIGHTINGPAUL KANE, SEUNG MIN KIMDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When I beat Thom Tillis, with y’alls help and support, this will be the seat that takes the gavel out of Mitch McConnell’s hands.
IN N.C., VOTERS CALL CUNNINGHAM’S INFIDELITY RECKLESS, SHOCKING. THEY STILL VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT.RACHAEL BADE, PAM KELLEYOCTOBER 21, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Pelosi has served as speaker during two different stints, first from 2007 until 2011 and then retaking the gavel in 2019.
TRUMP MOVES CLOSER TO PELOSI IN ECONOMIC AID TALKS, AND HOUSE SPEAKER MUST DECIDE NEXT MOVERACHAEL BADE, ERICA WERNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A murmur ran through the court-room, quickly hushed by the insistent gavel.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
He seized the gavel and began pounding vigorously and the man with the weak voice never again caught his eye.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
His right hand rested on his gavel, he thrust his left into the side pocket of his long alpaca coat.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
When they had all seated themselves at a large oval table, Harkaman drew his pistol and used the butt for a gavel.
SPACE VIKINGHENRY BEAM PIPER
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