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  • Despite her fear, she wrapped her arms around him.

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  • He appeared relaxed, despite the danger.

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  • Despite the water, her mouth was dry and aching almost to the point of pain.

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  • Our vacation was a lot of fun, despite the cold weather.

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  • It gave off heat despite the black flames.

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  • Despite his cold words, he'd left a present for her on the nightstand near her bed.

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  • She couldn't explain the sense that she didn't belong despite the pictures of her and Jonny on the walls and all her things sprinkled around the room.

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  • Yully slept deep and late despite the events of the night.

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  • I passed all of my exams despite the fact that I never studied.

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  • His skin was soft despite his strength, a combination the woman in her found appealing.

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  • Despite the bitter words, there was regret on Wynn's face.

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  • Despite his suspicion, Damian chuckled.

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  • Despite all the hours of practice and training, we lost the game.

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  • Was she destined to feel that for Darkyn, despite knowing what he was?

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  • Deidre laughed despite herself.

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  • But despite this, thanks to his regiment, Prince Andrew had something to think about entirely apart from general questions.

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  • Pierre gave him a sidelong look at his butchered French, and Sofia smiled despite herself.

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  • He held her, never imagining anything could feel so right despite the rain and cold.

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  • She shivered despite her lamb's wool coat, her hands plunged deep into pockets that contained weapons.

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  • Despite this destitution, the soldiers and officers went on living just as usual.

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  • The room was as still as a graveyard despite the dozen Guardians there.

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  • Despite being the most efficient method ever, it is still highly inefficient, and this inefficiency inspires hope.

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  • Despite his rapid journey and sleepless night, Prince Andrew when he drove up to the palace felt even more vigorous and alert than he had done the day before.

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  • His cold gaze was piercing, his frame tense despite her touch.

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  • Despite her defiance, her voice shook.

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  • He made it to the airport on time, despite getting lost on the way.

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  • He was one of those, who, liking work, knew how to do it, and despite his indolence would sometimes spend a whole night at his writing table.

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  • Her throat tightened, understanding the honor despite his nonchalant delivery.

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  • He looked at his watch, satisfied to see it was past dawn despite the storm-blackened sky.

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  • Despite his reserve, he could tell Dusty liked her.

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  • She was alone with her thoughts the entire way despite the presence of Pierre and Traci.

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  • As she watched Cora, Deidre began to think she'd missed a lot over the past few months despite trying to pay attention to the human world.

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  • Being near her calmed him, despite his ambivalence.

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  • Jonny looked healthy and rested, his dark eyes swirling, his clothing dry and neat despite the storm.

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  • This was what troubled him most: that despite everything his mate had done, he never stopped loving her.

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  • Deidre felt no pity for him, despite the circumstances.

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  • He was not a pretty boy but a man with rugged, bad-boy beauty and a slow sensuality about his movement that made her heart skip a beat despite her pain.

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  • He remained relaxed despite giving her a loaded weapon then telling her to take the kill shot.

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  • Please just know I bear neither of you ill will, despite the outcome.

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  • His tone made her smile despite her anxiety.

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  • Damian chuckled despite himself, unable to shake the negative emotions running through him.

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  • He still loves her, despite the fact that her bad habits drive him crazy.

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  • "Ma'am, your kid," a woman said, taking her arm and pointing with a look of such judgment that Katie reddened despite herself.

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  • For the first time the memory wasn't painful, but a reminder that despite all odds, something magical had happened between them.

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  • Despite being able to bench press two of her, the men actually listened.

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  • I really enjoyed the concert despite the loud and annoying people sitting behind me.

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  • There was compassion in her sparkling gaze despite the gentle humor in her voice.

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  • She felt no motherly bond to the kid huddled beside her in a thick coat despite how adorable he was.

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  • Despite the cool fear spiraling through her, she couldn't help but feel thrilled at the sight of him after she thought she'd lost him.

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  • But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.

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  • A smile escaped despite Jenn's wariness, and the model held out a manicured hand.

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  • The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general's presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.

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  • In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.

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  • Looting continues in the city despite the decrees against it.

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  • And despite his self-confidence and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly brushed on the temples and sticking up in tufts behind.

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  • He shook his head despite the desire on his face.

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  • She bit his neck gently, not wanting to hurt him despite the strange dream and hunger in her body screaming to be filled.

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  • Nicholas, for the first time, felt that his mother was displeased with him and that, despite her love for him, she would not give way.

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  • Despite the pub's standing room only capacity, the table next to her booth was empty.

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  • You denied me, despite what I'd call a fairly strong relationship.

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  • But despite himself, on his face too that same indication of something new and stern showed round the mouth.

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  • Jule's smiles were less reserved than those of the other men despite his unfriendly appearance.

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  • The Emperor rode through the streets to comfort the inhabitants, and, despite his preoccupation with state affairs, himself visited the theaters that were established by his order.

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  • The Code had always been his foundation in a world that adopted him despite his origins.

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  • He realized from the first that he would not get up again, despite the doctor's encouragement.

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  • Despite her excitement, Princess Mary realized that this was the countess and that it was necessary to say something to her.

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  • But despite the fact that the doctors treated him, bled him, and gave him medicines to drink, he recovered.

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  • His face, despite its fine, rounded wrinkles, had an expression of innocence and youth, his voice was pleasant and musical.

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  • Landon's response was chipper despite his severe features.

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  • She was afraid to ask if it was true what they'd said about him always loving her despite what past-Deidre did.

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  • Jule smiled despite his unease, not about to be caught off guard by the creature.

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  • Despite the name, pizza isn't the only thing on the menu at Pizza My Heart -- diners can also choose from sandwiches and subs, fresh lasagna, burgers, or simply go for the all-you-can-eat salad bar.

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  • Despite recent development the town maintains ample green space.

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  • Despite her anger, she recognized the physical effort he put into his words.

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  • She was pleased by the news, despite knowing none of his brothers remotely deserved to be saved.

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  • Despite the political power-player setting, the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, with an ambiance set by jazz and blues music.

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  • The wait staff is friendly and manages to keep their cool, despite the fact that the place tends to get amazingly crowded around dinnertime.

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  • He found some of his wired energy dissipating at the long walk and change of scenery despite knowing nothing good had ever come from a meeting with Sasha.

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  • "I haven't eaten in thousands of years," he rasped, holding her easily despite her struggles.

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  • Her arms and legs were only faintly scarred despite the glass shards from the rocket attacks and the damage done by Sasha.

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  • Despite the animosity boiling at the back of his brother's gaze, Kiki's pragmatism snapped to the forefront.

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  • He touched her neck, and she waited, assuming he'd take blood from her despite his distaste of alcohol.

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  • Despite his demon powers, despite his wildness, despite his struggle to remain dutiful to their cause, he was a danger to anyone around him.

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  • She pushed herself up despite his grip, staring at him hard.

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  • Despite his monstrous habits of shredding anything in his path, he had a sense of honor more deeply ingrained than she'd ever suspected.

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  • Despite her ordeals, she still had her spark.

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  • Despite her efforts to stay awake, she fell into restless sleep again.

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  • Rhyn gazed at her, and her whole body responded despite her fear.

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  • Despite his irritation, he.d been as patient with Toby as a half-demon could be.

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  • Hannah looked again to the host, who pretended not to hear despite being less than two feet away.

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  • Despite telling her he wouldn.t, he dropped into her thoughts to feel a little closer to her and was surprised to find she was packing to leave.

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  • Despite her anger at her sister, Katie felt the warm smile affect her.

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  • He suspected Death always thought him weaker despite service that had been, until now, flawless.

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  • She felt his pain once more at taking away everything Rhyn had and pitied the assassin, despite her predicament.

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  • He'd forced her to stay awake through it all despite her fainting spells, tearing open her veins and feeding until she was too weak to fight him.

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  • She rubbed her head, shaking despite the rest.

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  • He no longer felt hungry despite the scent of blood.

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  • Unless Sasha posed a direct threat to the Council, Kris was forbidden from buying an assassination, despite suspecting his brother wasn.t as innocent as he proclaimed.

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  • Despite the honor of his visit, she couldn't help but feel a trickle of familiar coldness at his still gaze.

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  • Despite Hannah's criticisms, she would still rather be here than at her apartment, even knowing Hannah would never believe her story about Toby and the death dealer.

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  • Despite her fury and fear, she found his presence oddly calming, like sitting in a spa surrounded by incense with her feet in a salt bath.

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  • Katie.s words stung despite his attempt to ignore them.

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  • He liked watching her despite her odd actions.

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  • The men around her were happy despite their stony visages.

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  • She smiled faintly despite her concern.

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  • Despite his age and feebleness, Gregory displayed remarkable energy.

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  • The number of holdings of one acre and upwards in size rose from 33,332 in 1886 to 58,904 in 1896, and 72,338 in 1906; but the area held in estates of 5000 acres and upwards remains very large and has diminished but slowly despite the severity of the graduated land-tax.

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  • Despite their distracted condition the Transvaal Boers had no sooner obtained their independence than they began to make claims to authority in Bechuanaland.

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  • It is held by some historians that there was at the time on the part of many of the Roman nobles a determination to raise themselves to power, despite the opposition of the senate; others with "greater probability maintain that Catiline's object was simply the cancelling of the huge debts which he and his friends had accumulated.

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  • Kiera looked at her friend, guilty for hurting her feelings despite her need to return to her own world.

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  • I need you to take me to a spaceship so I can arrange to go home, she said with exaggerated slowness to make sure he understood despite her faulty translator.

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  • He plied her lips gently, testing and encouraging, and she felt herself respond despite her indignation.

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  • She tapped her translator again despite the hum and determined he was ignoring her.

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  • They were all un-mated despite their dhjan blood.

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  • Given his experience and lauding as one of the most capable strategic battle planners in the Five Galaxies-- the only reason he hadn't been driven out by the Yirkin despite his tiny army-- he found himself learning a tidbit here and there.

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  • Another was hunch-backed and dressed in heavy robes despite the heat of the day, and a third man barely taller than her had white irises and silvering hair.

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  • A'Ran forced his attention away, certain that this ally was as true as any despite his haste in addressing nishani.

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  • Despite her oddities, she drew him with her large eyes and quick wit.

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  • Despite the assurance that you will return health and life to my people.

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  • He complied and kissed her deeply, enjoying the taste and feel of her despite the mix of salty tears.

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  • She was pressed against the ceiling despite the gravity controller in the pod.

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  • She cried until too tired to cry more, then leaned against the pod, feeling as if her skin was frying despite the shade.

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  • Drained despite her long night of rest, she didn't look forward to anything this day.

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  • A faint smile escaped despite his dark mood.

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  • Despite feeling tired, she couldn't sleep.

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  • Kiera listened, interested despite trying not to be.

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  • Despite the piercing gaze she'd never quite gotten used to, she stepped past Jetr and looked up at her mate, taking him in breathlessly once again.

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  • Despite his urgency, Mr. Tim was immaculately dressed, his silvered hair clashing with features rendered youthful by multiple advanced cosmetic surgeries.

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  • Brady glanced at it, sweating despite the cool antechamber of their secret communications point.

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  • Green eyes sparkled despite her irritated tone.

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  • Computers hummed, the sound enough to lull Lana to sleep nearly every shift she spent alone in the vault despite the sleep replacement supplements—known as anti-sleepers—she took.

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  • His clothing was pressed and his appearance spry despite his almost sixty years.

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  • It appeared harmless despite the biohazard warnings.

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  • She rubbed the back of her neck, mentally wired despite her fatigue.

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  • She resisted, clenching her hand hard despite her pain.

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  • Her wrist throbbed despite the warmth in her blood caused by the sedative–pain reliever.

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  • "I don't have time," she replied, feeling worn despite the charge.

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  • Whatever she found at the Peak had driven her into a forest full of insurgents despite her injury and her lack of familiarity with the forest or the world outside hers.

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  • She'd escaped Greenie despite all his layers of security; she could escape him.

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  • Despite his calm words, his gaze displayed his anger.

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  • She flushed despite herself.

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  • Despite what Mrs. Watson had said of vandals, the apartment was untouched.

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  • It was dark.  The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two.  The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze.  Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.

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  • The angel was still shivering despite the fire.  He needed dry clothes and probably, human food.  There was one place where Rhyn could find them.

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  • Rhyn was alone on the island sanctuary in his dreams and awoke to the feeling that his magic had slipped even more from its binding.  His body was hot from the inside out despite the cold rain falling in the forest.  The fire had died overnight.  He pushed the waterproof cloak off him.

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  • He rose despite his whirling equilibrium.

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  • Yet it hadn't sat well with him, despite what he knew about Rhyn.

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  • "Sounds like it's going well," Gabe said, truly pleased to see his friend, despite the poor timing.

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  • Despite his attempt to look down on the peasants, Damian had befriended many of them.

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  • Darian smiled, knowing how much Damian loved his family despite his complaints.

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  • She packed a serious punch, despite the purr of a 1940s pinup model.

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  • The guardsman hesitated, not sensing the soul of the dead immortal despite the blood.

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  • Darian sensed the vamp's unease despite the bravado.

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  • He was easy to talk to, despite knowing his history and his elevation to a god.

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  • He missed one strike, and she pulled the punch, not wanting to hurt him despite her anger.

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  • Despite the cold, her blood hummed with warmth.

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  • Despite being polar opposites, they were both honorable to the core and two of the most powerful Naturals ever discovered.

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  • Despite the danger outside the walls, tension released her shoulders when she'd gone far enough to lose sight of the city's walls.

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  • He felt the familiar stirring of desire despite his exhaustion.

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  • The return journey must be undertaken soon, despite the heat and danger lurking in the forest.

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  • She laughed despite her mood.

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  • They are a despite done to the principle of individual or separate existence.

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  • On the motion of the Estate of Peasants, which had a long memory for aristocratic abuses, the question of the recovery of the alienated crown lands was brought before the Riksdag, and, despite the stubborn opposition of the magnates, a resolution of the Diet directed that all countships, baronies, domains, manors and other estates producing an annual rent of more than 70 per annum should revert to the Crown.

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  • Despite the anxiety of the British government not to increase their responsibilities in West Africa, from time to time various small territories were purchased, and by 1884 all the land now forming the colony had been acquired.

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  • Such prosperity as they enjoyed was in despite of the system of government prevailing.

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  • I It is remarkable that the Liberal government, despite this aspiration, and despite stronger language used by Mr Gladstone, did nothing to give the Boers any real self-government.

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  • - Bechuanaland, through which territory runs the route to the far interior - the countries now known as Rhodesia - was acquired, despite the strong desire of the Gladstone administration to avoid further annexations in South Africa.

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  • During the 1880-81 revolt many Free State burghers, despite the moderating influence of President Brand, joined the Transvaal commandoes.

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  • Despite or because of its enthusiasm, this was by no means Michelet's best book.

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  • Thence Sebastian sought to proceed overland to the seaport of El Araish, despite the advice of his ally and of others who knew the country.

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  • All these precedents seemed to indicate that Spain and Portugal would ultimately form one state; and despite the strong nationalism which their separate language and Lisbon.

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  • Costa Cabral, who became count of Thomar in 1845, ruled despotically, despite many insurrections, until May 1846, when a coalition of Miguelites, Septembrists and Chartist malcontents drove him into exile.

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  • Under this charter San Francisco throve despite much corruption, and it was because the provisions of the State Constitution of 1879 seemed likely to compel the adoption of another charter that the city decisively rejected that constitution.

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  • Despite the difference between them in politics, Varro and Caesar had literary tastes in common, and were friends in private life.

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  • From the Mongolian plateau the ascent is on the whole gentle, but from the plains of Siberia it is much steeper, despite the fact that the range is masked by a broad belt of subsidiary ranges of an Alpine character, e.g.

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  • His long, sleek hair was tied in a tight braid, and despite the cold and wind he wore only a long-sleeved sweater that hugged the muscles of his arms and shoulders beneath a down vest.

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  • Industries are in a more backward condition than in any other province of Catalonia, despite the abundance of waterpower.

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  • against Richard, despite his pledges not to molest his lands.

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  • Sturgeon were once the cheapest fish after salmon; to-day, despite all efforts to increase the supply, they are the dearest.

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  • Despite the presence of the pass, plants do not spread, so great is the difference of climatic conditions.

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  • The total farm acreage in 1900 was 28,828,951 acres, of which 41.5% were improved; since 1880 the absolute amount of improved land has remained practically constant, despite the extraordinary progress of the state in these years.

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  • The live-stock industry showed a tendency to decline after 1890, and the dairy industry also, despite various things - notably irrigation and alfalfa culture - that have favoured them.

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  • In short, Americans were hospitably received and very well treated by the government and the people; despite some formalities and ostensible surveillance there was no oppression whatever.

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  • Despite the importation of cutlery from England and Germany, Albacete is still famous for its daggers, which are held in high repute by Spaniards.

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  • This mysterious language, despite the existence of more than 6000 inscriptions, and the publication in 1892 of a book written in the language and handed down to us by the accident of its use to pack an Egyptian mummy, remains as obscure as ever, but apparently it underwent very great phonetic changes at an early period, so that the voiced mutes B, D, G disappeared.

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  • Despite the weakness of the Sleme - Mrzli line, both dominated and enfiladed, despite the practical certainty that it could not be maintained against a resolute offensive in force, the enemy attack found a large number of Italian guns, including many of medium calibre, stationed well in advance of the Pleca - Selisce line.

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  • In 1713 it was burnt by the Swedes, but rapidly recovered from this disaster, and despite the trials of the Napoleonic wars, gradually increased in prosperity.

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  • But despite the artificial character of the Trimurti, it has retained to this day at least its theoretical validity in orthodox Hinduism, whilst it has also undoubtedly exercised considerable influence in shaping sectarian belief, in promoting feelings of toleration towards the claims of rival deities; and in a tendency towards identifying divine figures newly sprung into popular favour with one or other of the principal deities, and thus helping to bring into vogue that notion of avatars, or periodical descents or incarnations of the deity, which has become so prominent a feature of the later sectarian belief.

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  • If the worship of Siva, despite the purport of his chief symbol, seems on the whole less liable to produce these undesirable effects than that of the rival deity, it is doubt- less due partly to the real nature of that emblem being little realized by the common people, and partly to the somewhat repellent character of the "great god," more favourable to evoking feelings of awe and terror than a spirit of fervid devotion.

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  • He achieved his success despite serious obstacles.

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  • Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

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  • Despite the fierce efforts of Vavasor Powell and his brother itinerant preachers to thwart the reception of this South Wales petition at Westminster, Colonel Freeman was able to urge the claims of the petitioners, or " Anti-Propagators " as they were termed, at the bar of the House of Commons, openly declaring that by the late policy of ejectment and destruction " the light of the Gospel was almost extinguished in Wales."

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  • Orange fled from the country, but Egmont and Horn, despite his warning, decided to remain and face the storm.

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  • Despite the want of rivers and of rain, .agriculture is in a flourishing condition.

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  • Despite its size it contained few buildings of any architectural merit; the most important were the palace of the governor-general and the church of the Austrian mission.

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  • To a modern High Anglican these innovations seem innocent enough, and, despite the opposition of Duke Charles and the ultra-Protestants, they were adopted by the Riksdag of 1577.

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  • Despite the execution of Louis XVI.

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  • Despite competition from the Mersey tunnel, these ferries continue to transport millions of passengers annually, and have a considerable share in the heavy goods traffic.

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  • For some time obscure negotiations had been going on between King Nicholas and Essad, and the brave Hasan Riza Pasha, who had refused to surrender despite the shortage of food, had been assassinated.

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  • She watched as the twisted battle began and progressed, unable to turn away despite her horror.

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  • She breathed deeply despite the scent of death.

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  • She made no move to pull free despite his loose hold.

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  • He had no intention of killing Rissa despite what she had done to him.

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  • Despite his anger, he felt the urge to touch her, to cradle her in his arms until her distress subsided.

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  • He clenched his fists, reminding himself that the seemingly vulnerable woman had handled him well enough the previous night despite his upper hand.

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  • Despite his words, she saw the conflicting emotions on his face.

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  • Despite the nearness of his voice, he wasn't visible.

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  • Despite feeling better rested than she could remember, she was unable to shake the sense of unease from the catacombs, as if Jame's magic lingered.

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  • Despite his foreboding, he left the chamber and sent word for Vara to meet him at the main gate.

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  • Taran quickly assessed he was the prince despite his subdued appearance.

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  • His wasn't the only route and despite his opinion, she was as capable of finding a safe route as he was.

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  • Despite her agitation, she ruffled the eighteen-year-old's hair fondly.

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  • Despite the surreal experience, Jessi saw something in his face that reminded her of the cousins.

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  • He felt nothing for the beautiful woman before him, not even anger, despite their shared history.

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  • He seemed guarded and genuinely unsettled, as if he wasn't expecting an assistant today, despite the note from Ingrid she found.

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  • So she did know what was going on, despite her sweet appearance.

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  • She realized she was openly ogling him despite being pissed.

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  • Despite her suspicion there was more to him, she didn't want to see that part of him that made her feel bad for what she intended to do!

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  • Despite being over six feet tall, Charles was no more of an obstacle than Jessi's small body.

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  • He kept the pace slow, despite his hunger, and deepened the kiss.

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  • He was good with her cousins, which shocked her, and he helped her, despite knowing she was there to do something bad to him.

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  • Something about her put Jessi at ease, despite the watchfulness.

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  • Their skin coloring and complexions were similar enough for them to be brother and sister, despite the size difference.

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  • Jessi smiled, enjoying Sofi's spunk despite her creepy fortunetelling abilities.

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  • The couple before her had found a way to make it work despite their differences.

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  • The choice he made had been to keep her, despite knowing what she was capable of doing to him.

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  • It was his reckless drunkenness which ultimately ruined him in the estimation of Peter the Great, despite his previous inestimable services.

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  • In this, despite bitter opposition, he made many significant changes.

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  • Despite their poverty begging is practically unknown.

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  • Having failed to form a rival party against Sagasta, Martos subsided into political insignificance, despite his great talent as an orator and debater, and died in Madrid on the 16th of January 1893.

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  • Despite the fact that with the exception of the period of the "Great Awakening" (1740-1742), when he preached as an itinerant in several neighbouring colonies, his active labours were confined to his own parish, his influence on the religious thought of his time in America was probably surpassed only by that of his old friend and teacher Jonathan Edwards.

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  • But despite this, Mendelssohn's theory was found to be a strengthening bond in Judaism.

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  • The birth- Basses-Al rate markedly decreased during the 19th century; Basses-Py despite an increase of population between 1801 and Belfort, 1

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  • Despite these monopolies, three-fourths of the shipping in French ports is foreign, and France is without shipping companies comparable in importance to those of other great maritime nations.

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  • He had annihilated the petty kings of the South, had crushed the aristocracy, enforced the acceptance of Christianity throughout the kingdom, asserted his suzerainty in the Orkney Islands, had humbled the king of Sweden and married his daughter in his despite, and had conducted a successful raid on Denmark.

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  • Thus at the close of the 14th century, despite the constant wars between the feudal sovereigns who held sway in the Netherlands, the vigorous municipal life had fostered industry and commerce, and had caused Flanders in particular to become the richest possession in the world.

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  • On these conditions Mary obtained the hearty support of the states Against France, but her humiliations were not yet at an end; two of her privy councillors, accused of traitorous intercourse with the enemy, were, despite her entreaties, seized, tried and beheaded (April 3).

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  • Yet despite the efforts of the government the Reformation made progress in the land.

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  • Despite the multitude of slaves, hired labour was often needed, especially at harvest.

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  • In, taking this step the Modenese and Romagnols had the encouragement of Bonaparte, despite the orders which the French directory sent to him in a contrary sense.

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  • It had further revealed to them that truth, which once grasped can never be forgotten, that, despite differences of climate, character and speech, they were in all essentials a nation.

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  • Despite the prevailing poverty, it has also a real-school with good buildings, founded in 1865, and attended by about 300 pupils in 1900.

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  • (On general questions see Phillimore, Ecc. Law, 6 5, 73.) Despite the bishop of Lincoln's case, the law is in some uncertainty.

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  • The work of Marco Polo is the most valuable narrative of travels that appeared during the middle ages, and despite a cold reception and many denials of the accuracy of the record, its substantial truthfulness has been abundantly proved.

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  • Despite the general recognition of these facts, the pharmacology of colchicum has hitherto thrown no light on the pathology of gout, and the pathology of gout has thrown no light upon the manner in which colchicum exerts its unique influence upon this disease.

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  • Slavery and head-hunting are universal, despite the efforts of Dutch and German missionary societies.

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  • Each August, despite the heat, representatives from the 60 (or 64) tribes of Gallia Comata met at Lyons, elected a priest, "sacerdos ad aram Augusti et Romae," and held games.

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  • The plan is a curious one: despite the comparative narrowness of the cella, it had two rows of ten columns in it, in line with the front angles of the inner shrine.

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  • He devised the plan of persuading the viceroy of Portuguese India to despatch an embassy to China, in whose train he might enter, despite the law which then excluded foreigners from that empire.

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  • Despite its superior weapons and mode of warfare, the German east Baltic colony was constantly in danger of being overborne by the endless assaults of the dogged aborigines, whose hatred of the religion of the Cross as preached by the knights is very intelligible; and in 1218 Bishop Albert of Riga was driven to appeal for assistance to King Valdemar.

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  • In this dungeon he languished for two and a half years, and, despite all the efforts of Pope Honorius III.

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  • Despite the capture of the ark after the disastrous battle of Shiloh, Yahweh had in the end shown himself through a destructive plague superior in might to the Philistine Dagon.

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  • He continued to reside at Avignon despite the arguments of envoys and the verses of Petrarch, but threw a sop to the Romans by reducing the Jubilee term from one hundred years to fifty.

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  • The growth of the Old Testament into its present form, and its preservation despite hostile forces, are the two remarkable phenomena which most arrest the attention of the historian; it is for the theologian to interpret their bearing upon the history of religious thought.

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  • But Antipater found supplies for the army of Gabinius, who, despite Egyptian and Parthian distractions, restored order according to the will of Antipater.

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  • Despite all this, one must not fall into the easy error of exaggerating the degeneration into which the Jewries of the world fell from the middle of the 17th till the middle of the 18th century.

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  • Despite a huge emigration of Jews from Russia, the congestion within the pale is the cause of terrible destitution and misery.

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  • In Rumania, despite the Berlin Treaty, the Jews are treated as aliens, and but a small number have been naturalized.

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  • Despite his adoption of these barbarous Byzantine methods, Coloman was a good king and a wise ruler.

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  • Despite his political importance, however, the raja was still venerated as the descendant of Sivaji.

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  • Gregory had promised not to create any more cardinals, and when he did so, in 1408, his former cardinals deserted him and, together with the Avignon cardinals, convoked the council of Pisa, which, despite its irregularity, proclaimed in June 1409 the deposition of both popes and the election of Alexander V.

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  • This gave a stimulus to the trade in imported hay, which rose from 61,237 tons in 1892 to 263,050 tons in 1893, and despite some large home-grown crops in certain subsequent years (1897 and 1898) this expansion has never since been wholly lost.

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  • His action in the matters just named, as also in the complex affair of the secularizations of clerical domains in Germany (February 1803), belongs properly to the history of those countries; but we may here note that, even before the signature of the peace of Amiens (27th of March 1802), he had effected changes in the constitution of the Batavian (Dutch) republic, which placed power in the hands of the French party and enabled him to keep French troops in the chief Dutch fortresses, despite the recently signed treaty of Luneville which guaranteed the independence of that republic. His treatment of the Italians was equally high-handed.

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  • Despite the urgent efforts of Joseph Bonaparte and Talleyrand to bend the First Consul, he refused to listen to these proposals.

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  • Sicily he was determined to have, and that too despite of all the efforts of the Fox-Grenville cabinet to satisfy him in every other direction.

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  • He, therefore, despite Napoleon's repeated demands, refused to subject his empire to the hardships imposed by the Continental System; at the close of the year 1810 he virtually allowed the entry of colonial goods (all of which were really British borne) and little by little broke away from Napoleon's system.

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  • Yet, despite the discontent seething in many quarters, France responded to his appeal for troops; but she did so mechanically and without hope.

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  • Yet during the armistice which ensued (June 4th - July loth; afterwards prolonged to August loth) Napoleon did nothing to soothe the Viennese government, and that, too, despite the encouragement which the allies received from the news of Wellington's victory at Vittoria and the entry of Bernadotte with a Swedish contingent on the scene.

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  • In the 1 4 th and 5th centuries it was under the government of the Ordelaffi; and in 1500 was taken by Caesar Borgia, despite a determined resistance by Caterina Sforza, widow of Girolamo Riario.

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  • Despite strenuous opposition by the monastic orders, he obtained in 1528 a licence from the authorities to preach anywhere within the canton of Bern.

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  • In it were depicted with a marvellous fidelity, and thorough appreciation of form and colouring (despite a certain conventional 1 Ornithologia, from the Greek opvia-, crude form of dpvcs, a bird, and -aoyia, allied to X6yos, commonly Englished a discourse.

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  • Despite, however, its heavy foreign admixture the old Americanism of the city remains strikingly predominant.

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  • In a great majority of cases, however, it is comparatively innocuous to human beings, despite legends to the contrary that have arisen in connexion with certain species like the tarantula.

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  • Despite his youth he was made stadtholder of those two provinces and president of the council of state.

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  • He was a member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1789-1790, and of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1790, 1791, and 1792, and rose with surprising rapidity, despite his foreign birth and his inability to speak English with correctness or fluency.

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  • In 1527 she married Henri d'Albret, titular king of Navarre, who was considerably younger than herself, and whose character was not faultless, but who seems' on the whole, despite slander, to have both loved and valued his wife.

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  • Despite the treaty of Noyon (1516), Charles V.

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  • of water, and, despite its proximity to Hamburg, its trade has of late years shown a remarkable development.

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  • Immediately after this rebellion a second distribution of more than 4000 natives foreshadowed the rapid disappearance of those unfortunates, despite the well-meaning regulations of the Council of the Indies.

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  • Reinforcements were also brought up from San Juan and preparations made to resist an attack by the Americans, despite the current rumours of approaching peace.

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  • He was the only Russian statesman of the day with sufficient foresight to grasp the fact that the Baltic seaboard, or even a part of it, was worth more to Muscovy than ten times the same amount of territory in Lithuania, and, despite ignorant jealousy of his colleagues, succeeded (Dec. 1658) in concluding a three-years' truce whereby the Muscovites were left in possession of all their conquests in Livonia.

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  • The ferry-man of Ut-Napishtim brings him safely through these waters, despite the difficulties and dangers of the voyage, and at last the hero finds himself face to face with Ut-Napishtim.

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  • Despite his strong sayings, it was Wesley who broke the links to the church, for, as Lord Mansfield put it, "ordination is separation."

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  • The wealth underground is doubtless immense; but, despite all efforts, there is not much for antiquarians to see in Alexandria outside the museum and the neighbourhood of "Pompey's Pillar."

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  • Stanley's discoveries "Congo" has become the general name for the river from its mouth to Stanley Falls, despite an effort on the part of Stanley to have the stream re-named Livingstone.

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  • For the renewal of its privileges in 1890 the company finally agreed to give the state $1,250,000 yearly, and despite strenuous opposition by a powerful party the legislature voted a renewal, but this measure was vetoed by the governor.

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  • Despite this the interior is somewhat cooler than the coast, and in the uplands frost is not uncommon.

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  • The berries are of fine quality, and despite the competition of Brazil there is no (agricultural) reason why the home market at least should not be supplied from Cuban estates.

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  • Despite natural advantages for all meat industries, canned meats have generally been imported.

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  • Despite the long period of slavery they are decidedly below the whites in number.

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  • Despite superficial decentralization after 1878 any real growth of local self-government was rendered impossible.

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  • On the whole agriculture is backward, despite the richness of the soil; for the cultivators are a very conservative race, and prefer the methods and implements of their ancestors.

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  • of Hungary; but, despite all efforts, Bogomilism incessantly gained ground.

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  • Critics have also urged that Kallay; fostered the desire for material welfare at the cost of every other national ideal; that, despite his own popularity, he never secured the goodwill of the people for Austria-Hungary; that he left the agrarian difficulty unsolved, and the hostile religious factions unreconciled.

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  • the re-establishment of unity by the election of a single pope, finally prevailed in despite of Sigismund.

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  • Mime Necker, despite her talents, her beauty and her fondness for philosophe society, was strictly decorous, somewhat reserved, and disposed to carry out in her daughter's case the rigorous discipline of her own childhood.

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  • Despite her increasing ill-health she returned to Paris for the winter of 1816-1817, and her salon was much frequented.

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  • Clement professed to despite rhetoric, but was himself a rhetorician, and his style is turgid, involved and difficult.

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  • Bayle's erudition, despite the low estimate placed upon it by Leclerc, seems to have been very considerable.

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  • The state was admitted to the Union with its present boundaries on the 12th of May 1858, and the federal census of 1860 showed that the population had increased to 172,023, despite the fact that the financial panic of 18J7 had severely checked the state's growth.

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  • Of the total importations of all kinds of coal to Hamburg, that of British coal, particularly from Northumberland and Durham, occupies the first place, and despite some falling off in late years, owing to the competition made by Westphalian coal, amounts to more than half the total import.

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  • Despite 1 We even find a feminine form, patricissa, for the wife of a patricius.

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  • The modern town of Susa, despite its commercial prosperity, occupies only a third of the old site.

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  • But all this would have been impossible but for the steady support of Elizabeth, who trusted him implicitly, despite the insinuations* of the chancellor's innumerable enemies, most of whom were her personal friends.

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  • But despite its fame, the university, though an autonomous corporation, does not seem to have had any fixed residence: the professors lectured in their own houses, or later in rooms hired or lent by the civic authorities.

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  • The climate is cold, dry and healthy, despite the prevalence of the famous "Aleppo button," a swelling which appears either on the face or on the hands, and breaks into an ulcer which lasts a year and leaves a permanent scar.

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  • Thereafter the Mamelukes took and kept possession, despite the renewed Tatar inroad of 1401, until the final conquest by the Ottomans in 1517.

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  • At one time, indeed, a Magyar archbishop and four or five bishops openly joined the Orthodox communion and willingly crowned Manuel's nominees despite the anathemas of their Catholic brethren.

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  • of Naples, who, despite the oath of loyalty he had sworn to his benefactor, Louis the Great, accepted the offer, landed in Dalmatia with a small Italian army, and, after occupying Buda, was crowned king of Hungary on the 31st of December, 1385, as Charles II.

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  • Yet despite the interminable wars and rebellions which darken the history of Hungary in the reign of Sigismund, the country, on the whole, was progressing.

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  • Between 1362 and 1450 no fewer than 4151 Magyar students frequented the university of Vienna, nearly as many went by preference to Prague, and this, too, despite the fact that there were now two universities in Hungary itself, the old foundation of Louis the Great at Pecs, and a new one established at Buda by Sigismund.

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  • Despite the enormous expense of maintaining the army, Matthias, after the first ten years of his reign, was never in want of money.

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  • Yet, despite this inward rottenness, Hungary, for nearly twenty years after the death of Matthias, enjoyed an undeserved prestige abroad, due entirely to the reputation which that great monarch had won for her.

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  • Ferdinand at once asserted his rights by force of arms, and attacked Buda in May 1541, despite the urgent remonstrances of Martinuzzi, who knew that the Turk would never suffer the emperor to reign at Buda.

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  • Yet, despite these reverses, Kuprili's superior diplomacy enabled him, at the peace of Vasvar (Aug.

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  • Immediately after this proclamation Gdrgei disappeared with his army among the hills of Upper Hungary, and, despite the difficulties of a phenomenally severe winter and the constant pursuit of vastly superior forces, fought his way down to the valley of Hernad - and safety.

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  • Despite the different traditions of culture due to the rival ecclesiastical influence of Rome and Byzantium, a sense of kinship had survived throughout centuries of separation, and was strengthened by continual migration.

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  • Despite the Ballplatz's efforts at postponement, the trial took place in Vienna in Dec. 1909, and revealed the documents upon which Friedjung had relied, as impudent forgeries concocted by subordinate officials of the Austro-Hungarian legation in Belgrade, with the connivance of the minister, Count Forga.cs.

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  • Friction was increased by a whole series of incidents along the coast, by the deportation of prominent Yugosla y s to Italy and by the entry of Italian troops into Fiume, despite the protests of the Yugoslav civil and military authorities (Nov.

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  • Unhappily, despite its warm assurances of American friendship, this document met with a most hostile reception in Italy, where it was interpreted as an attempt to undermine the position of her spokesmen and so mete out to her a different measure from that prescribed by France and Britain.

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  • Despite acute party dissensions and bad administration the new State was in 1921 steadily consolidating itself.

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  • Despite the treachery of Elfric, the English were victorious; and the Danes sailed off to ravage Lindsey and Northumbria.

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  • No effectual resistance was offered, despite a gallant effort here and there; the disorganization of the country was complete.

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  • The family of Retz had military traditions, but it had also much church influence, and, despite the very unclerical leanings of the future cardinal, which were not corrected by the teachings of his tutor St Vincent de Paul, the intentions of his family never varied respecting him.

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  • He has left us two detailed accounts of the proceedings of the council of St Basle; and, despite his reticence, it is impossible to doubt that he was the moving spirit in Arnulf's deposition.

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  • Despite his residence on the Spanish mark, he shows no token of a knowledge of Arabic, a fact which is perhaps sufficient to overthrow the statement of Adhemar as to his having studied at Cordova.

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  • That the Pharaoh's skirt, sometimes decorated with a pleated golden material, should become an honorific garment, the right of wearing which was proudly recorded among the bearer's titles, is quite intelligible, but many difficulties arise when one attempts to identify the individuals represented, or to trace the evolution of ideas.2 The well-known conservatism of religious practice manifests itself in ceremonial festivals (where there is a tendency for the original religious meaning to be obscured) and among cere= the priests, and it is interesting to observe that despite the great changes in Egyptian costume in the New Kingdom the priests still kept to the simple linen skirt of earlier days (Erman, 206).

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  • In May 1900 Kruger fled from the town, which on the 5th of June surrendered without resistance to Lord Roberts, despite its formidable encircling forts, which however were never effectively armed.

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  • The island thus became the inner city, the stronghold of the ruler, so that, despite its low level, it is often spoken of as the "acropolis."

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  • excited even in his aged breast the hope of re-entering Paris, but he did not at once receive any encouragement, despite the reforming ministry of Turgot.

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  • The book ranks perhaps second only to the novels as showing the character, literary and personal, of Voltaire; and despite its form it is nearly as readable.

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  • Chaka's own dominions, despite his conquests, were not very extensive.

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  • Our knowledge of the ancient Sumerian language is still quite imperfect, despite the considerable progress made, more particularly during recent years.

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  • (1527-1598), gives to the Aranjuez district a character wholly distinct from that of other Spanish landscapes; and at an early period, despite the unhealthy climate, and especially the oppressive summer heat, which often approaches loo° F., Aranjuez became a favourite residence of the Spanish court.

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  • No complete list of members was ever drawn up, despite frequent requests from foreign powers.

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  • It was Ellsworth who suggested to Washington the sending of John Jay to England to negotiate a new treaty with Great Britain, and he probably did more than any other man to induce the senate, despite widespread and violent opposition, to ratify that treaty when negotiated.

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  • Despite the straitened circumstances of Israel, an army is mustered, a sudden blow is struck at the Philistines, and, as before, supernatural assistance is at hand.

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  • He confirmed the bull Unigenitus; but, despite the Jesuits, allowed the Dominicans to preach the Augustinian doctrine of grace.

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  • 2 1918), their delegates at the peace negotiations of Brest Litovsk, in March 1918, on the contrary upheld against Trotsky the authority of the Lithuanian Council of State despite the fact that they had previously refused to regard it as the" legal representative of Lithuania."Their last argument rested upon this, that" Germany had recognized Lithuania's independence only on the condition that the conventions to be concluded, among them, of course, the form of constitution and the choice of a ruler, shall correspond to German interests "(Nordd.

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  • Despite the most painful conditions, national defence began to be organized at first in the form of volunteers and afterwards by regular troops.

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  • The elevation of Johannesburg makes it, despite its nearness to the tropics, a healthy place for European habitation.

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  • The "auld haunted kirk," though roofless, is otherwise in a fair state of preservation, despite relic-hunters who have removed all the woodwork.

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  • Despite the strong and graphic touches here and there, exhibiting the impression which the beauty of sea and land, the splendour of Constantinople, the magnitude of the effete but still imposing Greek power, made on him, there is not only an entire absence of dilation on such subjects as a modern would have dilated on (that was to be expected), but an absence likewise of the elaborate and painful description of detail in which contemporary trouveres would have indulged.

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  • By that time, as we know from many sources, Aramaic was not only the language in common use, but had also received official recognition,' despite the fact that Hebrew still remained the learned and sacred tongue.

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  • Despite the lack of railway communication, the town is a considerable industrial centre, with large iron-works, tanneries and manufactories of paper, chocolate and oil.

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  • Lugudunum controlled the trade of its two rivers, and that which passed from northern Gaul to the Mediterranean or vice versa; it had a mint; it was the capital of all northern Gaul, despite its position in the south, and its wealth was such that, when Rome was burnt in Nero's reign, its inhabitants subscribed largely to the relief of the Eternal City.

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  • The ancient town (of Sicel origin, probably, despite its Greek name) takes its name from the headland (icey5aXal, head) upon which it stood (1233 ft.); its fortifications extended to the shore, on the side where,the modern town now is, in the form of two long walls protecting the port.

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  • Despite his victory at Sluys, Edward was so exhausted by his land campaign that he was forced before the end of 1340 to make a truce and return to England.

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  • His finances, therefore, remained embarrassed despite the comparative pause in the war, although in 1339 he had repudiated his debt to his Italian creditors, a default that brought about widespread misery in Florence.

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  • For most of the period in question Thucydides is the only source; and despite the inherent merits of a great writer, it can hardly be doubted that the tribute of almost unqualified praise that successive generations of scholars have paid to Thucydides must have been in some measure qualified if, for example, a Spartan account of the Peloponnesian War had been preserved to us.

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  • was in possession of the Fresnes-Rouvroy line along its entire front; the 2nd Div., however, despite valiant efforts, was unable to make much progress.

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  • in line, despite difficulties in assembling its forces, reached its first objectives by 9 A.M., but the 6th Division was held up at Holnon, and was unable to maintain itself in Fresnoy, while the 1st Div.

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  • Despite the risks of failure and the probable consequences of such a failure, from the political and moral as well as the military point of view, it was considered essential both by Marshal Foch and Lord Haig that the attack on it should be carried out and that as soon as possible.

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  • of that village, and maintained its position despite repeated and violent hostile efforts to regain the lost ground.

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  • and went well despite all obstacles.

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  • On the left the Guards, despite heavy losses from flanking fire against their left, owing to the fact that the XVII.

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  • of Cantaing, and her parties succeeded in getting over the obstacle and establishing themselves there despite the counter-attacks of the enemy.

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  • Despite the comparative failure of the Composite Corps the attack had on the whole been a brilliant success, seven Allied divisions having defeated nine enemy divisions ensconced in immensely powerful works, capturing from them 5,300 prisoners and ioo guns and effecting such a wide breach in the last German line of defence that its complete capture in a few days was assured.

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  • This hold was maintained all next day, despite desperate hostile efforts to recover the lost ground; two British attacks on Sequehart were, however, repulsed.

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  • It was supposed that he would marry the queen regnant, Christina, but her unsurmountable objection to wedlock put an end to these anticipations, and to compensate her cousin for a broken half-promise she declared him (1649) her successor, despite the opposition of the senate headed by the venerable Axel Oxenstjerna.

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  • Despite this apparent abandonment of their cause by the national organization, the Regulars continued their opposition, the state being wholly without representation in the Senate from the expiration of Senator Kenney's term in 1901 until 1903, when a compromise was effected whereby two Republicans, one of each faction, were chosen, one condition being that Addicks should not be the candidate of the Union Republicans.

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  • Aroused by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah the building was then resumed, and despite fresh attempts to hinder the work it was completed, consecrated and dedicated 1 References to I Esdras in this article are to the book discussed above as Ezra, Third Book Of.

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  • Talleyrand, despite the weakness of his own position (he was as yet little more than the chief clerk of his department), soon came to a good understanding with the general, and secretly expressed to him his satisfaction at the terms which the latter dictated at Campo Formio (17th of October 1797).

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  • Nevertheless, despite the mystery surrounding him, he was well aware of his imperial origin,and always called himself gosudar(sovereign).

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  • This election was confirmed by a Storthing held at Eidsvold on the 10th of April, and on the 17th of May Christian was elected king of Norway, despite the protests of the Swedish party.

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  • The Housatonic, in portions placid, in others wild and rapid, winding along the deflecting barrier of the Hoosac Hills, is the most beautiful river of the state, despite the mercantile use of its water-power.

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  • Though only four states of the Union are smaller, only three exceeded Massachusetts in 1905 in the value of manufactured products (six exceeding it in population); and this despite very scant native resources of raw materials and a very limited home market.

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  • The non-importation sentiment preceding the War of Independence fostered home manufactures considerably, and the Embargo and Non-Intercourse Acts before the war of 1812, as well as that war itself (despite the subsequent glut of British goods) had a much greater effect; for they mark the introduction of the factory system, which by 1830 was firmly established in the textile industry and was rapidly transforming other industries.

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  • His three hundred letters reveal a rich and observant nature, which, despite the troubles of ill-health and ecclesiastical unrest, remained optimistic, tender and even playful.

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  • In 1869 Cleveland was nominated by the Democratic party for the office of sheriff, and, despite the fact that Erie county was normally Republican by a decisive majority, was elected.

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  • Upon a platform which called for radical reforms in the administrative departments, the civil service, and the national finances, Cleveland was nominated for president, despite the opposition of the strong Tammany delegation from his own state.

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  • On the 6th of July 1894, despite Governor Altgeld's protest, he directed the military forces of the United States to clear the way for trains carrying the mails.

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  • Despite D'Erlon's misadventure the emperor had the game still in his hands, for Ney's failure had actually placed the AngloDutch army in a precarious position.

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  • Despite the many obstacles it had to meet, including drought, commercial depression and the hostility of many of the ex-burghers, the crown colony administration had achieved remarkable results.

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  • During each of its seven years of existence there had been a surplus of revenue over expenditure, despite the fact that taxation had not materially increased, save in respect to mining, which did not affect the general population.

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  • The ships which Jehoshaphat made were wrecked at Ezion-geber because he had allied himself with Ahaziah of Israel despite prophetic warning (2 Chron.

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  • Despite his open protests and subterraneous counter-mining, war was actually declared against Sweden in 1675, and his subsequent policy seemed so obscure and hazardous to those who did not possess the clue to the perhaps purposely tangled skein, that the numerous enemies whom his arrogance and superciliousness had raised up against him, resolved to destroy him.

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  • 1710 the British were expelled by the Spaniards, but they returned and the salt trade (largely with the American colonies) continued to be carried on by the Bermudians despite attacks by Spaniards and French, and counter-claims to the islands by the British authorities at the Bahamas, who about 1 765 made good their claim.

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  • Wellington's victory at Salamanca (July 22, 1812) compelled Joseph to leave his capital; and despite the retirement of the British in the autumn of that year, Joseph's authority never fully recovered from that blow.

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  • His wife had died in 1800; he became enamoured of a Mme Jouberthou in the early summer of 1802, made her his mistress, and finally, despite the express prohibition of the First Consul, secretly married her at his residence of Plessis (on October 23, 1803).

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  • Despite heavy taxation, the state debt increased greatly; and the sending of a contingent to Russia in 1812 brought the state to the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • Such was the hatred of the people to the old regime that two influential councillors of Charles the Bold, the Chancellor Hugonet and the Sire d'Humbercourt, having been discovered in correspondence with the French king, were executed at Ghent despite the tears and entreaties of the youthful duchess.

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  • In the middle empire (VIIth to XIIth Dynasties) the lay element maintains its position in religious cultus despite its complexity.

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  • Despite extreme penury, he then continued to study indefatigably ancient and modern languages, history and literature, finally turning his attention to mathematics and astronomy.

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  • Moreover, despite her immense wealth (in the province of Little Poland alone she owned at this time 26 towns, 83 landed estates and 772 villages), the Church claimed exemption from all public burdens, from all political responsibilities, although her prelates continued to exercise an altogether disproportionate political influence.

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  • Two centuries of Jagiellonic rule made Poland great despite her grave external difficulties.

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  • Despite their promises, Zebrzydowski and his colleagues a few months later were again in arms. In the beginning of 1607 they summoned another rokosz to Jendrzejow, at the very time when the diet was assembling at Warsaw.

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  • But towards the end of his reign the energy of Wladislaus revived, and he began to occupy himself with another scheme for regenerating his country, in its own despite, by means of the Cossacks.

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  • These terms were never kept, despite the earnest remonstrances of the king, and the complaints of the aggrieved borderers.

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  • To save himself he hit upon the novel and terrible expedient of uniting the Tatars and the Cossacks Cossack in a determined onslaught upon the Republic, whose Rebellion of inward weakness, despite its brave outward show, 1648.

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  • Despite his brilliant military achievements (see John King Of Poland), his reign of twenty-two years was a failure.

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  • But despite threats, wholesale corruption and the presence of Russian troops outside and even inside the izba, or chamber of deputies, the patriots, headed by four.

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  • For Austria Saxony was really of more vital interest than Poland, but Castlereagh, despite a vigorous resistance from a section of the Austrian court, was able to win Metternich over to his views.

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  • Despite the warning letters of the British cabinet which, dismayed at the long continuance of the American War, counselled caution on a question in which England had no immediate interest, Castlereagh yielded no inch of his ground.

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  • Algerian vineyards were also attacked (1883) despite precautionary measures, but in the meantime the worth of their wines had been proved.

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  • Despite bad seasons and ravages of insects, cultivation extended, and in 1895 the vineyards covered 300,000 acres, the produce being 88,000,000 gallons.

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  • McClellan lingered north of Richmond, despite President Lincoln's constant demand that he should "strike a blow" with the force he had organized and taken to the Yorktown peninsula in April, until General Lee had concentrated 73,000 infantry in his front; then the Federal commander, fearing to await the issue of a decisive battle, ended his campaign of invasion in the endeavour to "save his army"; and he so far succeeded that on July 3 he had established himself on the north bank of the James in a position to which reinforcements and supplies could be brought from the north by water without fear of molestation by the enemy.

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  • The Reventazon, or Parismina, flows from the central plateau to the Caribbean Sea; despite the shortness of its valley, its volume is considerable, owing to the prevalence of moist trade-winds near its sources.

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  • On his deathbed Ivan appointed Boris one of the guardians of his son and successor; for Theodore, despite his seven-and-twenty years, was of somewhat weak intellect.

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  • Despite the approval of Cardinal Contarini and the goodwill of the pope (who is said to have exclaimed on perusing the scheme of Ignatius, "The finger of God is here"), there was a strong and general feeling that the regular system had broken down and could not be wisely developed farther.

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  • Despite all the protests and negotiations of Laynez, the pope remained obstinate; and there was nothing but to submit.

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  • Another priest, however, named Morelos, continued the movement, and, despite defeat in the terrible siege of Cuatla (now Morelos) on the 2nd of May 1812, raised the south, so that in the next year his forces overran most of the kingdom of Mexico and held its southern parts, and he was able to convoke a congress and issue a constitution.

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  • murder and brigandage, on the 14th of June, and shot, with Miramon and Mejia, on the 19th of June 1867, despite many protests from European governments and prominent individuals,.

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  • Despite their rare occurrence, the males of over one hundred and twenty species have now been recognized, and we may well believe that all species will be found to present males.

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  • That these animals were widely distributed in former times is proved by their occurrence at the present day in palaeozoic fossiliferous strata both of the northern hemisphere and of Australia; and despite the fact that their remains have not been found in rocks of the Mesozoic or Kainozoic epochs, it was conceived to be possible that living specimens might be dredged from the sea-floor during the exploration of the ocean depths undertaken by the "Challenger" expedition.

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  • Despite these disasters Burgoyne pushed south to Stillwater, where he was defeated by Gates's improvised army of continentals and militia in two battles on the 19.th of September (Freeman's Farm) and the 7th of October (Bemis's Height).

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  • Despite the weakening his army suffered by these losses, Cornwallis marched rapidly through North Carolina, giving Greene a hard chase nearly to the Virginia line.

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  • The result was that, despite the numbers who entered the army or emigrated to Canada, the standard of civilization sank lower, and the population multiplied in the islands.

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  • He became director of the music-school at Pforten in 1572, was transferred to Leipzig in the same capacity in 1594, and retained this post until his death on the 24th of November 1615, despite the offers successively made to him of mathematical professorships at Frankfort and Wittenberg.

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  • It is notable that that of the South Atlantic group has grown faster since 1860 than ever before, despite the Civil War and the conditions of an.

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  • At the present day, despite the earnest wish of the council of Trent (Sess.

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  • Despite the increase in railway facilities, the waterways remain important factors in the transportation of the country.

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  • ARIANO DI PUGLIA, a town and episcopal see, which, despite its name, now belongs to Campania, Italy, in the province of Avellino, 1509 ft.

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  • Despite its massive and imposing exterior, its details are fine.

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  • Indeed, despite the fact that they present much diversity of habit - some being arboreal, as the squirrels, many of which are provided with expansions of skin or parachutes on which they glide from tree to tree; some cursorial, as the hares; others jumpers, as the jerboas; others fossorial, as the mole-rats; and others aquatic, as the beavers and waterrats - no important structural modifications are correlated with such diversity of habit.

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  • Despite the harsh land-laws and grinding taxation which prevent them, with all their industry and thrift, from securing the freehold of the patch of ground cultivated by each peasant family, the Asturians regard themselves as the aristocracy of Spain.

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  • had failed, despite all his efforts, 1534-1549.

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  • Despite a number of errors of fact, notably the confusion of the three Bruces in the person of the hero, the poem is historically trustworthy as compared with contemporary verse-chronicle, and especially with the Wallace of the next century.

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  • On the death of Nerses the right of saying grace at the royal meals, which was the essence of the catholicate, was transferred by the king, in despite of the Greeks, to the priestly family of Albianus, and thenceforth no Armenian catholicus went to Caesarea for ordination.

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  • Despite the lack of a railway Berja has a considerable trade.

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  • Despite the ravages of war and internal disturbances it still preserves some memorials of its early grandeur, notably its fine cathedral.

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  • Despite the generous terms which he received, he continued to intrigue with Louis VII., and was in consequence jealously watched by his father.

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  • Despite the lack of railway communication, and the migration of the Turkish inhabitants after the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878), Sistova is an important commercial centre, exporting wine and grain and importing petroleum.

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  • But Henry, despite a violent and capricious temper, had a strong taste for the work of a legislator and administrator.

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  • But it is the general opinion of historians that he had a high sense of his responsibilities and a strong love of justice; despite the looseness of his personal morals, he commanded the affection and respect of Gilbert Foliot and Hugh of Lincoln, the most upright of the English bishops.

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  • Thus he rewarded the Orthodox upstart, Prince Constantine Ortrogski, for his victory at Orsza by making him palatine of Troki, despite determined opposition from the Catholics; severely punished all disturbers of the worship of the Greek schismatics; protected the Jews in the country places, and insisted that the municipalities of the towns should be composed of an equal number of Catholics and Orthodox Greeks.

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  • Here the Roman missions are very extensive, and have over a million adherents, despite violent persecution before the French occupation.

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  • A bond was drawn in which Darnley pledged himself to support the confederates who undertook to punish "certain privy persons" offensive to the state, "especially a strange Italian, called Davie"; another was subscribed by Darnley and the banished lords, then biding their time in Newcastle, which engaged him to procure their pardon and restoration, while pledging them to insure to him the enjoyment of the title he coveted, with the consequent security of an undisputed succession to the crown, despite the counter claims of the house of Hamilton, in case his wife should die without issue - a result which, intentionally or not, he and his fellow-conspirators did all that brutality could have suggested to accelerate and secure.

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  • and of Petrarch, left Avignon on the 30th of April 1367, despite the opposition of the French cardinals, and made his entry into Rome on the 16th of October.

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  • The "Old Catholic" party, under the bishop of Bonn, has failed, despite its early successes, to take deep root in the country.

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  • year he was accused of peculation and other offences to the emperor, who caned him severely and deprived him of his plenipotentiary powers, despite his undeniable services in Persia, but for which Peter could never have emerged so triumphantly from the difficult Persian war of 1722-23.

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  • The far-sighted stadholder, despite popular opposition, by his powerful personal influence induced the States-General to grant the naval aid, and thus obtain the French alliance on which the safety of the republic depended.

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  • A provisional draft of a treaty had already been drawn up before the demise of Frederick Henry, and afterwards, despite the strenuous opposition of the new prince of Orange (who, under the Acte de Survivance, had inherited all his father's offices and dignities) and of two of the provinces, Zeeland and Utrecht, the negotiations were by the powerful support of the States of Holland and of the majority of the States-General, quickly brought to a successful issue.

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  • The stadholder's authority and popularity continued unimpaired, despite of his frequent absences in England.

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  • The numerous editions of the various portions - for, despite Hume's wrath and grumblings, the book was a great literary success - gave him an opportunity of careful revision, which he employed to remove from it all the ' villainous seditious Whig strokes," and " plaguy prejudices of Whiggism " that he could detect.

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  • Despite their troubled history and long subjection, the Belgic provinces still retained to an unusual degree their local liberties and privileges, and more especially the right of not being taxed, except by the express consent of the states.

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  • This, despite the undoubtedly good intentions of the king, was far from being the case.

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  • The undisciplined Belgians, despite the personal efforts of their king, were speedily routed, and Leopold and his staff narrowly escaped capture.

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  • A law was passed, despite violent protests from the Liberals, which enacted that the communes might maintain the private Catholic schools established since 1879 and suppress unsectarian schools at their pleasure.

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  • and it was passed despite the defection of a number of Catholic deputies led by M.

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  • This was evidently the only real attempt at colonization, despite the numerous contentions to the contrary.

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  • In 1594 he was promoted to the office of attorney-general, despite the claims of Bacon, who was warmly supported by the earl of Essex.

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  • The most probable meaning of the name is "seven wells," despite the non-Semitic construction involved in this interpretation.