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Countermand   Listen

A contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command.

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"Countermand" Quotes from Famous Books

... was so strange that the lookout reported to the captain of the Governor's Guards, and related to him what had occurred, to the end that he could countermand the salute from the fort. This order given, the captain went at once to inform the governor of this singular evolution on ...
— A Romance of the West Indies • Eugene Sue

... don't know what the splints is; but, if it is good for him, he has got it! If it ain't good for him, he ain't got it!' Now," finished the adviser, "if this was good for Mitchell, it was all right; but, if it was not, I have to countermand, eh?"—(Noted by General Viele.) ...
— The Lincoln Story Book • Henry L. Williams

... "I countermand that order," said Easel. "You see, Mr. M'Clutchy," said the sheriff, smiling, "that here is ...
— Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent - The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two • William Carleton

... deciding about a shipment, holding off and holding off, brooding and brooding, waiting and waiting, and wondering and wondering whether they shall ship or whether they shall not, and finally getting the notion to send the goods just about the time a man countermands his order. A countermand, you know, is always a pusher and I would advise any merchant who really wants to get goods, to place an order and then immediately countermand it. Whenever he does this the credit man will invariably ...
— Tales of the Road • Charles N. Crewdson

Words linked to "Countermand" :   bid, renege, revoke, cancel, go back on, strike down, bidding, command, renegue on, rescind, renege on, dictation

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