Lightening flashed in the east and thunder rumbled a posthumous threat.
The room lit up with a bright flash of lightening, and thunder rattled the windowpane.
My attempt at lightening the situation fell on deaf ears.
Pushing the moment to the recesses of her mind where she could cherish it another time, she smiled up at him, lightening to his mood.
Suddenly a flash of lightening illuminated the crouched figure of Cynthia Byrne several yards away.
Then she turned toward him and with a lightening swing slapped Dean across the face with a force that shocked him cold.
Immediately lightening blazed a trail through the dark sky.
Thunder echoed in the distance and lightening flashed.
With astonishing agility, the Grey God outmaneuvered lightening, weaving through the bursts of purple fire in a lethal dance.
Darian blocked lightening aimed at the vampire, who disappeared once more into the shadows.
Purple lightening rippled in the air nearby.
Lightening arced from the Original Other towards the necklace.
He snatched her arm hard, and lightening flashed through her, making her nauseous.
It rippled with lightening and spread fast, soon blocking the moon before it rolled outward in every direction.
Instinctively, he blocked another strike of lightening while absorbing a second.
Much advantage arises from the steam working of bastard fallows in summer, and after harvest a considerable amount of autumn cultivation can be done by steam power, thus materially lightening the work in the succeeding spring.
The system of the catasto, which led to abuses, was abolished, and a progressive income-tax (decima scalata) was introduced with the object of lightening the burdens of the poor, who were as a rule Medicean, at the expense of the rich; but as it was frequently increased the whole community came to be oppressed by it in the end.
Frederick William's accession to the throne (August 17, 1786) was, indeed, followed by a series of measures for lightening the burdens of the people, reforming the oppressive French system of tax-collecting introduced by Frederick, and encouraging trade by the diminution of customs dues and the making of roads and canals.
These measures Nerva supplemented by others which aimed at lightening the financial burdens on the declining industry of Italy.
Herein is a contrast between Sicily and Sardinia, where, according to a letter from Gregory to the empress Constantina, wife of the emperor Maurice (594-595), praying for a lightening of taxation in both islands, paganism still lingered (C. D.
In 1664 he resigned office under Duke Ernest, who had just made him chancellor and with whom he continued on excellent terms, and entered the service of Duke Maurice of Zeitz (Altenburg), with the view of lightening his official duties.
He looked askance at all projects for the emancipation of the serfs, but, as one of the largest landowners of Denmark, he did much service to agriculture by lightening the burdens of the countrymen and introducing technical and scientific improvements which greatly increased production.