arrogate

Definition: To take, demand, or claim without right

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The Last Days of Pompeii - By Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
...Thou, at least may ` st arrogate that boast, " said Calenus, beating about, as it were, for an opportunity to communicate the secret which weighed upon him, and feeling his usual awe of Arbaces still more impressively that night, from the quiet and friendly tone of dignified condescension which the Egyptian assumed--" Thou, at least may ` st arrogate that boast ....
The Purchase Price Or the Cause of Compromise - By Emerson Hough
...Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves . " "...
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...Far be it from me to arrogate to myself the attributes of the Deity ....
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...No, indeed, " replied Monte-Cristo, with a smile, " I do not arrogate to myself the right of so doing . " "...
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - By Anne Bront
...Are you sure you do n't arrogate too much of the credit to yourself ....
The Vicar of Wakefield - By Oliver Goldsmith
...How, Sir, forgetful of your age, your holy calling, thus to arrogate the justice of heaven, and fling those curses upward, that must soon descend to crush thy own gray head with destruc-20 tion !...
The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray - By William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope
...A performance indeed may be forced for a time into reputation, but, destitute of real merit, it soon sinks; time, the touchstone of what is truly valuable, will soon discover the fraud, and an author should never arrogate to himself any share of success till hii works have been read at least ten years with satisfaetion . "...
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Alfred Holst Tourrier, Samuel Johnson
...They all gazed at each other with an air of astonishment; and notwithstanding that the loss of veils and turbans, together with torn habits and dust blended with sweat, presented a most laughable spectacle, there was not one smile to be seen; on the contrary, all, with looks of confusion and sadness, returned in silence to Samarah and retired to their inmost apartments, without ever reflecting that they had been impelled by an invisible power into the extravagance for which they reproached themselves; for it is but just that men, who so often arrogate to their own merit the good of which they are but instruments, should attribute to themselves the absurdities which they could not prevent ....
A Sheaf - By John Galsworthy
...It is not an attempt to arrogate man 's prerogative of manhood; it is not even an attempt to assert and emphasise woman 's privilege of womanhood; it is simply the demand that in the life of woman, as in the life of man, space and liberty shall be found for a thing bigger than either manhood or womanhood--for humanity . "...
Hoosier Mosaics - By Maurice Thompson
...He was the autocrat of the county in political and social affairs--one ot those men who really know a great deal, but who arrogate more ....
The Works of Shakespeare ... - By William Shakespeare
...And no man must arrogate to himself the prerogative of making and circulating siu-h a wholesale innovation ....
A House-boat on the Styx - By John Kendrick Bangs, Peter Newell
...Well, I am sure I do n't see why men should arrogate to themselves the sole...
The Novel of Tomorrow and the Scope of Fiction - edited by Twelve American Novelists
...But no artist conceivable to man can be a realist in the sense of our critical implication--the sense of an absolute reality which true scientists would not arrogate to mathematics and certainly not to man ....
Vivian Grey - By Benjamin Disraeli
...The question then naturally arises, why a certain body of individuals, who now represent no opinions, should arrogate to themselves the entire government and control of the country ?...
Nash's and Pall Mall Magazine -
...The Germans mainly employ the latter expedient for officering their Army, officers in that country being permitted to arrogate to themselves a position in relation to civilians that would not be tolerated here for a moment ....
The Riverman - By Stewart Edward White
...You that comes to waste and destroy, to arrogate unto yourselves the kingdoms of the yearth and all the fruits thereof, let me tell you you ca n't override Simeon Reed !...
Mary of Burgundy - By George Payne Rainsford James
...Think not, therefore, that in giving you directions what to do, I wish to arrogate to myself any superior power, or wisdom, or knowledge ....