Example sentences for: decree

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

  • This decree is qualified by the condition that were anything to change, the museum’s contents would be sold off, with the proceeds going to Harvard University.

  • Felipe II’s royal decree was based entirely on geography: the idea being that Madrid, smack in the center of Iberia, would promote centralized authority over regional power bases in a newly unified Spain.

  • The Washington Post reports that the decree "effectively ends the careers of two of the most prominent gay rights advocates within the Catholic Church."

  • A later decree gave Acapulco exclusivity as the only authorized port on the Pacific coast, and for 200 years, it was the unrivaled trading center of Pacific Mexico.

  • Eventually Galileo did sign a decree saying that the Earth sat at the center of the universe, while muttering, "Eppur si moeve" ("But it still moves") under his breath.


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