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Sample sentences for the GRE study word authoritative

authoritative can be used as a adj

1.Then there was a loud and authoritative tap. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.He spoke rapidly and in an authoritative manner. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3.'Noa' said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
4.The constable repeated the order in an authoritative voice until a curate came running with the glass. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.No pretenses in any manner are made that this text should be thought of as an authoritative edition in any respect. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
6.Criticism, assuming an authoritative tone, preferred Lafon to Talma. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.She was not rendered formidable by silence but whatever she said was spoken in so authoritative a tone, as marked her self-importance, and brought Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8.The looks of all of them were dark, repressed, and revengeful, as they listened to the countryman's story the manner of all of them, while it was secret, was authoritative too. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9.To them religion offers sufficient incentives and temptations to aspire to higher intellectuality, and to experience the sentiments of authoritative self-control, of silence, and of solitude. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

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