5 sentences with «justify»

« Once this was done, how did the elites understand their own role in society, how did they justify the power of kings and nobles over the majority of the population? »
« While Europeans tended to justify their conquests by citing a "civilising mission" that would bring the guiding lights of Christianity and Western civilisation to supposedly ignored regions, there was another factor at play that provided a much more tangible excuse for conquest: rivalry between European states. »
« Don't justify yourself and don't retreat into silence. Defensiveness gets you nowhere and, in this context, silence is far from passive. These two reactions inhibit further dialogue. »
« From the time we are very young, we have experiences that teach us what it means to command and obey, we learn to listen if we are listened to, to express our opinions and to justify them if we grow up in a climate of freedom, to respect others if we are respected, to tolerate or repress according to our own experiences, to condemn and to punish. »
« It should be noted that although convictions are lived personally, they are embraced and promoted by organisations that claim to serve them (churches, political parties, social movements, etc.), crystallising in them certain degrees of power. This power is concentrated in any case, especially in the institutions of the state, but the state in turn wants to justify itself on the basis of certain convictions. »

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