These feelings are, I think, chiefly to be attributed to the harsh and authoritative
manner in which they are treated by their rulers.
"Perfectly so; I therefore repeat it: I alone command here, all yield obedience to me; the sea and the winds, the ships and men too." This remark was made in a dignified and authoritative
And when, smiling with amusement at her authoritative
way, he came towards her, she upbraided him.
The sharp, authoritative
words of Van Horn were a call across the million years.
Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative
voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
The sound of footsteps was not harsh, bold, decided, and intrusive, as the gait of strangers would naturally be, making authoritative
entrance into a dwelling where they knew themselves unwelcome.
There was a murmur among the dignified and reverend occupants of the balcony; and Governor Bellingham gave expression to its purport, speaking in an authoritative
voice, although tempered with respect towards the youthful clergyman whom he addressed.
"Boys," said George, in an authoritative
tone, to two or three negroes, who were looking at the body, "help me lift him up, and carry him to my wagon; and get me a spade."
``The French,'' said the Templar, raising his voice with the presumptuous and authoritative
tone which he used upon all occasions, ``is not only the natural language of the chase, but that of love and of war, in which ladies should be won and enemies defied.''
Raoul de Chagny rose and, with a very authoritative
air, pronounced these peremptory words:
Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it so far as practicable, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means, or in some authoritative
manner direct the contrary.
Quieting myself, I rubbed the poor old fellow's head and back, talked to him for a few minutes, and then in an authoritative
tone commanded him to follow me, and arising started for the hills.
Summary: The article, Keep calm, avoid pointing fingers after Lanka blasts (KT, April 22) is the most sensible and authoritative
article I have read ...
Farman wanted to take authoritative
control of three government-run departments of the tribal areas.