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Word: waive

Definition: give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim


Sentences Containing 'waive'

We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.
We have purchased permission to waive the usual delay; and at half past twoo'clock the mayor of Marseilles will be waiting for us at the city hall.
But while they freely waive a ceremonial like this, they do by no means renounce their claim to more solid tribute.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.

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