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synonyms for lay down the law

  • exact
  • expose
  • levy
  • wreak
  • administer
  • apply
  • command
  • deliver
  • dispense
  • extort
  • force
  • give
  • require
  • strike
  • subject
  • visit
  • bring upon
  • deal out
  • force upon
  • give it to
  • mete out
  • stick it to
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antonyms for lay down the law

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  • hold
  • keep
  • take
  • withhold
  • forget
  • endure
  • abandon
  • tolerate
  • reply
  • desert
      • yield
      • go along
      • submit
      • neglect
      • mismanage
      • lose
      • follow
      • surrender
      • obey
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      How to use lay down the law in a sentence

      Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.
      DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
      The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
      PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
      I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
      TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
      His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.
      READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
      So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      He that seeketh the law, shall be filled with it: and he that dealeth deceitfully, shall meet with a stumblingblock therein.
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
      HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
      To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
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      WORDS RELATED TO LAY DOWN THE LAW

      • be in control
      • be in the driver's seat
      • be in the saddle
      • call the tune
      • lay down the law
      • make the decisions
      • make the rules
      • run the show
      • wear the trousers
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