17th-century sentence example

  • Alkmaar is a typical North Holland town, with tree-lined canals and brightly coloured 17th-century houses.
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  • St Michael's church at Hamburg, built as late as 1762 and unaltered in 1880, had a 17th-century pitch, a' 407.9.
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  • Its chief buildings are the modern hospital and theatre, and the 17th-century church.
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  • The 17th-century spire was removed in 1707, and replaced by a square tower, which was rebuilt in 1797; the chancel was rebuilt in 1869.
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  • The great object of 17th-century moralists had been to find some general principle from which the whole of ethics could be deduced; common-sense, by turning its back on abstract principles of every kind, forced the philosophers to come down to the solid earth, and start by inquiring how the world does make up its mind in fact.
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  • Kingston House, long the seat of the dukes of Kingston, is a beautiful example of early 17th-century domestic architecture.
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  • Its principal buildings are the fine Renaissance parish church and the fortress-like 17th-century town hall.
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  • The 17th-century preaching was, generally speaking, a continuation of that of the 16th century, the pattern having been set by the Council of Trent and by the principles and practice of the Reformers.
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  • The interpretation most usually accepted, which was first suggested by Pantagathus, a 17th-century scholar, is based on the view that the five classes were distributed over the tribes in such a manner that there were 2 centuries of each class in a single tribe.
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  • The other public buildings include six 17th-century churches, a museum and a cathedral, consecrated in 1231 and having its interior walls covered with paintings.
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  • Among many fine pieces of jewellers' work preserved in the ecclesiastical treasuries may be mentioned the silver statuette of San Biagio, and the reliquary which contains his skull - a 17th-century casket in filigree and enamels with Byzantine medallions of the 11th or 12th century.
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  • Besides its boulevards Amiens has the ample park or Promenade de la Hotoie to the west and several fine squares, notably the Place Longueville and the Place St Denis, in which stands the statue of the famous 17th-century scholar Charles Ducange.
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  • Several 17th-century writers extend the " empire " to the north of the Zambezi, Bocarro giving it in all " a circumference of more than three hundred leagues."
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  • The museum of the Frisian Society is of modern foundation and contains a collection of provincial antiquities, including two rooms from Hindeloopen, an ancient village of Friesland, some 16thand 17th-century portraits, some Frisian works in silver of the 17th and 18th centuries, and a collection of porcelain and faience.
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  • The orthodox convent of St Sava, standing amid beautiful gardens, was founded in the 16th century, and contains many fine specimens of 17th-century silversmiths' work.
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  • The basis of the language as spoken to-day is that 17th-century Dutch of Holland which the first settlers brought to the country; and although the Dutch of Holland and the Dutch of South Africa differ very widely to-day, Cape Dutch differs less widely from the Dutch language of the 17th century than from the modern Dutch of Holland.
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  • The tongue of the vast majority of the Dutch-speaking inhabit ants may thus be said to be a degenerate dialect of the 17th-century Dutch of Holland, with a very limited vocabulary.
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  • There is nothing in the positive facts of his life which would not suit tolerably well with any of these dates; most 17th-century authorities give the earliest, and this also accords best with the age of the eldest of the Du Bellay brothers, with whom Rabelais was (perhaps) at school.
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  • His text is that of a 17th-century.
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  • It has a 17th-century cathedral.
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  • The fen-drainage resulted in the extinction of many local industries, such as the trade in goose-feathers and the export of wild fowl to the London markets, a 17th-century writer terming this county "the aviary of England, 3000 mallards with other birds having been caught sometimes in August at one draught."
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  • His editorial work on the 17th-century poet Thomas Swan has been widely admired.
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  • Luxury accommodation in a converted 17th-century convent includes 79 rooms, with nine junior and nine loft suites, a swimming pool and spa.
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  • A beautiful 17th-century five-litre decanter from Austria adorns one of the round tables.
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  • Cathedral and High Streets have restored 17th-century houses, one of which has metal ell, measurement for cloth, on wall.
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  • There is also a number of 17th-century coaching inns.
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  • Galway's Plantation is the newly excavated ruins of a 17th-century plantation.
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  • Climb the steps of the 17th-century fort and view the holes down which boiling date syrup was poured on attacking forces.
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  • Mid 17th-century binding of white vellum over boards; edges partly colored with red and blue stripes.
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  • The early 17th-century attempts at their independent use and characterization are historically interesting, but artistically almost barbarous.
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  • It is not in the decay of combination and monopoly or in the growth of competition that we must look for the distinctive characteristics of modern problems. A 17th-century monopoly was a very weak and ineffective instrument compared with a modern syndicate; the Statute of Apprenticeship was certainly not so widely enforced as the " common rules " of trade unions; and many of the regulations of past times, which look so complicated to modern eyes, were conditions of free enterprise rather than restraints upon it.
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  • He wanted to give 17th-century France the modern and industrial character which the New World had imprinted on the maritime states; and he created industry on a grand scale with an energy of labor, a prodigious genius for initiative and for organization; while, in order to attract a foreign clientele, he imposed upon it the habits of meticulous probity common to a middle-class draper.
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  • In Harmondsworth village the Five Bells, 17th-century but refaced with brick, looks eastward down the main street from the green.
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  • Galway 's Plantation is the newly excavated ruins of a 17th-century plantation.
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  • The Regal estate agents, in a 17th-century merchant 's house opposite the Spar has elaborately swagged curtains.
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  • The Dutch fort, a World Heritage Site, emerged pretty unscathed thanks to its 17th-century fortifications.
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  • Late 17th-century binding of limp vellum lined with gray card, inscribed ' Bassus Cantoris ' on the outside upper cover.
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