Countermand in a sentence

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Definition of Countermand

  • To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given; as, to countermand an order for goods.
  • To oppose; to revoke the command of.
  • A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.
  • a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
  • cancel officially

How to use countermand in a sentence. Countermand pronunciation.

That he had been naked and barefooted for two months, and when a chance was offered to clothe and shoe himself some d-n fool had to countermand the order.
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Washburne heard of it, called immediately on Mr. Lincoln, and, after remonstrating with him on the impropriety of such a demarche, threatened to have General Grant countermand the permits if they were not revoked.
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Now," said President Lincoln, "if this was good for Mitchell, it was all right; but if it was not, I have got to countermand it.
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I had to telegraph and countermand the order for special sleeping car; and in fact we all had to fly around in a lively way and undo the patient preparations of weeks-rehabilitate the dismantled house, unpack the trunks, and so on.
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How dreadful must have been the appalling intelligence of the countermand of his regiment to the Mediteranean, when it first fell upon his ear; and how sufficient was the awful announcement to crush any ordinary mortal.
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But if neither the check that Moses gave to young Joshua, nor the countermand which our Saviour gave to young John, who was so ready to prohibit those whom he thought unlicensed, be not enough to admonish our elders how unacceptable to God their testy mood of prohibiting is; if neither their own remembrance what evil hath abounded in the Church by this set of licensing, and what good they themselves have begun by transgressing it, be not enough, but that they will persuade and execute the most Dominican part of the Inquisition over us, and are already with one foot in the stirrup so active at suppressing, it would be no unequal distribution in the first place to suppress the suppressors themselves: whom the change of their condition hath puffed up, more than their late experience of harder times hath made wise.
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I shall countermand the soiree, and seek another bridegroom for Mademoiselle de Blois.
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She looked so shadowy and exhausted that old Jolyon told 'Sankey' to countermand the carriage, he would not have her going out....
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That small man knit up his very plain face into a bristle of the sourest kinks, and frowned sulky disapproval at an order which he either would not, or dared not, countermand.
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George neither spoke to nor looked at Legree, who did not countermand his orders, but stood, whistling, with an air of forced unconcern.
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It is half-past nine," replied Jacques Collin, looking at the clock; "well, in four minutes you will have a letter from each of these ladies, and after reading them you will countermand the guillotine.
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But, as the entertainment was all in his honor, I shall be taken with a sudden indisposition, and countermand my supper.
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For a moment he hesitated whether he should not countermand the summons to arms which had been so precipitately given; but when he recollected the harrowing threat that had been breathed in his ear by his midnight visiter,-when he reflected, moreover, that even now it was probable he was lurking within the precincts of the fort with a view to the destruction of all that it contained,-when, in short, he thought of the imminent danger that must attend them should he be suffered to escape,-he felt the necessity of precaution, and determined on his measures, even at the risk of manifesting a prudence which might be construed unfavourably.
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The governor-general forbade these violent demonstrations, but Lord Burgh, "in a most vehement passion, waived the countermand," and his insubordination was very generally imitated.
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Now I sent once more for the groom, when it looked lighter; and now I followed him hurriedly to the stables, to countermand my own rash orders.
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This resolution taken, without deeming it necessary to countermand his order to Sambo, he placed the knife in a pocket in the breast of his uniform, where he had already deposited the souvenir; and having retired to his own cabin, was about to undress himself, when he fancied he could distinguish, through one of the stern windows of the schooner, sounds similar to those of muffled oars.
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Now, seeing his army defeated and in flight, he wished to countermand these orders.
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The whole empire wanted war, but the tired, swarthy faced man in the little underground chamber at the Wilhelmstrasse, not "absolutely absolute" as he is popularly supposed to be, deemed it wise not to fly in the face of public opinion at the time and countermand the official orders to the _Panther_.
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Associated Words: towpath, berm, heelpath, lock. cancel, v. annul, abrogate, rescind, nullify, quash, abolish, countermand.
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But when he was as far off as is the length of the furrow made by mules, these twain ran after him, and he stood still when he heard the sound, supposing in his heart that they were friends come from among the Trojans to turn him back, at the countermand of Hector.
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Examples of Countermand

Example #1
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Example #2
He said "the Third Regiment would never get anything.
Example #3
Joseph Mattox of Maryland and General Singleton of Illinois-to enable them to bring cotton and other Southern products from Virginia.
Example #4
Elihu B. Washburne from the outset was opposed to any contraband traffic with the Confederates.
Example #5
Some states do not allow disclaimers of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you, and you may have other legal rights.
Example #6
I saw him in the gallery of the banquet-room with an English lady-can one be mistaken in an English face?