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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WARRANTING

Then, on the other hand, he has the right and duty of warranting his men.

The clandestine character of Mary's shore visit impressed him as warranting complete investigation.

He looked upon the cases, however, as showing some remarkable results, warranting a careful study.

Warranting is the most infernal device ever brought out to make men mean and dishonest.

The example of other countries, so far from warranting any such limitation of power, is directly against it.

A friend of mine, J. Smith, hired a horse yesterday, the Kanaka warranting him to be in excellent condition.

For all the intentness of her look there was no invitation in it warranting such an advance on my part.

It would not be truthful to say that she came on tiptoe, her build not warranting that mode of progression.

In warranting your safe passage to the Duke's court, and your safe return from it to your own country, I think I cannot fail.

This exemption should not be taken as warranting a general exercise of the right of asylum on board vessels of war.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to keep safe from danger," from Old North French warantir (Old French garantir), from warant (see warrant (n.)).

Meaning "to guarantee to be of quality" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "to guarantee as true" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warranted; warranting.

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