- It is obvious that this clause confers no rights, but is merely declaratory of existing rights. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- Nay, the object of a story is to be long, to fill up hours; the story- teller's art of writing is to water out by continual invention, historical and technical, and yet not seem to water; seem on the other hand to practise that same wit of conspicuous and declaratory condensation which is the proper art of writing. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.
- This blockade was declaratory only, and the inadequacy of the force to maintain it was so manifest that this allegation was varied to a charge of trade in contraband of war. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.