divine right

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the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects

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Divine right is a good-enough earthly romance, but it don't go, here.
Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand.
He said: "Fat people believe that because of their size they have a divine right to be treated differently.
Keane is hoping he can help United make up for the disappointment of last season when Alex Ferguson's men won nothing but he warned: "We have no divine right to win trophies.
As improbable as divine right and sacred kingship may seem now, these ideas made it plausible and even logical for European kings to be the first institutional conservationists.
But like everyone else in that dressing room he has no divine right to be in the team, never more so than after a 5-0 thrashing.
No club has a divine right to stay in the Premiership on huge financial backing and fanatical support alone - just ask Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and a few more.
Neil Watt commented that we have no divine right to beat anyone.
If your saviour Randy takes over it will not mean a divine right to success.
No one has a divine right to be in the team and the competition for places up front is very healthy.
But while we can all condemn the greedy Mrs De Laurey, who believed it was her divine right to have diamonds, what kind of people were her bosses at Goldman Sachs not to notice that sums of pounds 1m and pounds 3m were being removed from their bank accounts?
Nigel Walker, BBC Wales head of sport, said: 'BBC Wales does not feel it has a divine right to broadcast international matches, but after its lengthy relationship with the FAW and the' details of the offers made, it is extremely disappointing for the arrangement we had to end.
It has gathered and stored chiefly this supreme idea: Divine Right of Liberty in man.
He said: "I don't have a divine right to play international cricket any more than anyone else.
A football match has no divine right to take place.