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Sample sentences for the GRE study word legislature

legislature can be used as a noun

1.Nor does he explain how the lots could be so manipulated by the legislature as to bring together the fairest and best. - from The Republic by Plato
2.Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
3.The country gentlemen, who then composed a still greater proportion of the legislature than they do at present, had felt that the money price of corn was falling. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
4.But the law ought always to trust people with the care of their own interest, as in their local situations they must generally be able to judge better of it than the legislature can do. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.The private interest of our merchants and manufacturers may, perhaps, have extorted from the legislature these exemptions, as well as the greater part of our other commercial regulations. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.To increase the shipping and naval power of Great Britain by the extension of the fisheries of our colonies, is an object which the legislature seems to have had almost constantly in view. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.These encouragements, although at bottom, perhaps, as I shall endeavour to show hereafter, altogether illusory, sufficiently demonstrate at least the good intention of the legislature to favour agriculture. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.Notwithstanding these favourable allegations, however, the following considerations dispose me to believe, that in granting at least one of these bounties, the legislature has been very grossly imposed upo. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.Our woollen manufacturers have been more successful than any other class of workmen, in persuading the legislature that the prosperity of the nation depended upon the success and extension of their particular business. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.When this last bounty was granted, the British and Irish legislatures were not in much better humour with one another, than the British and American had been before. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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