Sentence Examples


  • But royaute oblige! * and he felt it incumbent on him, as a king and an ally, to confer on state affairs with Alexander's envoy.
  • A rector is incumbent of a benefice never held under a monastery, and he receives all the tithes; a vicar (i.e.
  • The Federalist outcry could only have been silenced by removal of Freneau, or by disclaimers or admonitions, which Jefferson did not think it incumbent upon himself - or, since he thought Freneau was doing good, desirable for him - to make.
  • The new incumbent was willing that the Tennysons should continue to live in the rectory, which they did not leave until six years later.
  • Both his talents and his temper made him utterly indisposed to maintain the attitude supposed to be incumbent on a republican president; and his tongue was never a carefully governed one.