Example sentences for: decreed

How can you use “decreed” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The immediate reaction was the imposition of the Hays Office code of morals, which decreed that in all Hollywood films sin must be punished — it could be shown in detail, but it must always be punished.

  • The landmark Swann suit had its origins in the 1955 Supreme Court decision known as Brown II . Brown II gummed up the initial 1954 Brown ruling--which had decreed segregated schools unconstitutional--by saying, in a now-infamous oxymoron, that desegregation should proceed "with all deliberate speed."

  • Sometime over the last two years, someone somewhere must have decreed that the intellectual buzzword of the '90s was to be "communitarianism."

  • When Saturn finally got permission to sell a midsize car, GM decreed that it would be built, not in Spring Hill, but at an ancient GM factory in Wilmington Delaware, which will not be covered by the Saturn labor agreement.

  • Her trade laws decreed that everything produced in New Spain must first cross the Atlantic to Spain before being traded with a third country so that the proper taxes and tariffs could be collected.


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