Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: levying
IPA transcription: [l'ɛviɪŋ]
Usage examples
  • The Cornish royalists, therefore, bethought themselves of levying a force which might be more serviceable.
  • I didn't approve of all of Andy's schemes for levying contributions from the public, and he thought I allowed my conscience to interfere too often for the financial good of the firm.
  • Under color of providing for national peace, endangered by the neighborhood of English armies, was a convention called; an assembly which though it meets with less solemnity, has the same authority as a parliament in raising money and levying forces.
  • I then proceeded to say that I did not feel at liberty to disregard the fact that many of the States seemed quite content to submit to the exercise of the powers assumed by the President of the United States, and were actively engaged in levying troops for the purpose indicated in the proclamation.