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Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Distinctions were drawn; precedents were cited; and at length the question was put, that Mr. Montague do withdraw.
Throughout his two terms, he created precedents and made decisions of lasting value for the United States.
In conformity with precedents, the coronation was distinguished by the grant of new honours.
According to all precedents the battle should have ended in an Indian rout by the time the sun crossed the meridian.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
The nineteenth century was plagiarising the eighteenth, and following precedents whose day was past.
In the first of these suits Pratt, setting aside evil precedents, declared general warrants to be illegal.
Is not the age of Nicaea a good time for precedents, O purist in matters ecclesiastical?
Precedents were to be established for new cases, and these were perpetually subject to variation.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
He ventured to declare—following the precedents—that she had treated him shamefully.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE

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