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Look you, Mr Dowling," said Allworthy; "I promise you before this lady, that whatever you have done in this affair by Mr Blifil's order I will forgive, provided you now tell me strictly the truth; for I believe what you say, that you would not have acted of your own accord and without authority in this matter.
It was assumed by agreement between the Legislatures of the several States, and their delegates in Congress, without authority from or consultation of the people at all.
But Doctor Kimble (country apothecaries in old days enjoyed that title without authority of diploma), being a thin and agile man, was flitting about the room with his hands in his pockets, making himself agreeable to his feminine patients, with medical impartiality, and being welcomed everywhere as a doctor by hereditary right--not one of those miserable apothecaries who canvass for practice in strange neighbourhoods, and spend all their income in starving their one horse, but a man of substance, able to keep an extravagant table like the best of his patients.
This nerved me to get rid of Mary Anne, who went so mildly, on receipt of wages, that I was surprised, until I found out about the tea-spoons, and also about the little sums she had borrowed in my name of the tradespeople without authority.
They will beat me to the south end of the station if I come without authority.
The name of the individual which appears on the fake International Money Laundering Clearance Certificate has been used without authority and for a malicious purpose.
It is in bad faith without authority, unfair, and violates Wanjigi's legitimate expectation," Havi adds.
They cannot be killed without authority from wildlife officers unless they pose a threat and the penalty for killing "iconic" crocs, which are more than 5 metres in length, is higher.
The 20-year-old, from Norris Green, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled Class A drug with intent to supply, produce a controlled drug of Class B, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A and use of electricity without authority.
Gordon said graft probers should focus their inquiry on how public funds were spent without authority from Congress through the annual budget law, or the General Appropriations Act.
But lawyers representing the council say Mr Clancy, who resigned this month, acted without authority.
The list of accusations includes taking money without authority under the guise of the authority or rewards from customs tariffs.