[ UK /jˈuːke‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈjuˌkeɪz/ ]
  1. an edict of the Russian tsar
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How To Use ukase In A Sentence

  • Recently, one friend "was ragging me mercilessly," he recalled, after noting that Mr. Mukasey slipped into Washingtonese during his confirmation hearings. Mukasey Shows Independent Streak
  • But the dimwitted ukases that his book with Strunk promulgates have nothing to do with good writing or elegant style.
  • As in the United States, the Australian History Wars are conducted by ukase.
  • Railtrack was nationalised by ministerial ukase, at a point when the market recognised its crisis had peaked and could be overcome.
  • The brusque style of Washington has managed to antagonize its best friends by means of anachronistic ukases and its treatment of allies as unruly children.
  • It was, in its tri-lingual character, a sign of Israel's degradation and a flourishing of the whip in their faces, as a government order in English placarded in a Bengalee village might be, or a Russian ukase in Warsaw. Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
  • Do patients fare better when they're told they suffer from POEMS, or the Crow-Fukase syndrome of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes? Operation SMARM
  • In the late 1960s comprehensive education had been imposed on local authorities by Labour with all the ruthlessness of a ukase.
  • The new consolidated guidelines will, in short, integrate more completely and harmonize the standards that apply to the FBI's activities," Mukasey said. CNSNews.com Headlines
  • I can only think that, trapped between his automatic deference to prescriptive ukases and a cloudy realization that if everybody is using words in an illogical way usage must trump logic, he squares the circle by means of this oxymoron.
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