But the majority of them will admit no flaw in the sage or in his annals.
It is a serious flaw in the play that the fate of the heroine is virtually decided before the curtain rises, and the poet is obliged to create by theatrical devices the semblance of a tragic conflict which, in reality, does not exist.
The knife is then carefully examined, and if there be the slightest flaw in its blade the meat cannot be eaten, as the cut would not have been clean, the uneven blade causing a thrill to pass through the beast and thus driving the blood again through the arteries.
" For us, therefore, Socialism without democracy is unthinkable."Kautsky had no difficulty in showing that, in consequence of this fundamental flaw, the practical results of Soviet rule were deplorable.
Thenceforward all the forces of the Habsburg monarchy would be united, provided that communication could be maintained in the north with the Netherlands and in the south with the duchy of Milan, so that there should be no flaw in the iron vice which locked France in on either side.
It has been said that it is no flaw in Butler's argument that he has left atheism as a possible mode of viewing the universe, because his work was not directed against the atheists.
Spinoza realized the flaw in the division and preferred to postulate behind mind and matter a single substance (unica substantia) while Leibnitz explained the universe as a harmony of spiritual or semispiritual principles.
Even this verbal flaw would be obviated if Giesbrecht could prove his tentative hypothesis, that the Gymnoplea may have lost a pre-genital segment of the abdomen, and the Podoplea may have lost the last segment of the thorax.
One major flaw was operating the camera system.
For example, if a game has a critical flaw that makes a certain stage unplayable or horrendously difficult, it's only logical to look for a way to skip you past that stage so you can continue playing and enjoying the experience.
The 1995 models had a similar electrical design flaw where any liquid spilled in the console box (where people usually put drinks) could potentially short out the airbag deployment system and inadvertently trigger the airbags.
Sometimes if a piece of jewelry is cute and the right price, a shopper may be willing to accept a small flaw.
If you have accidentally cut a few planks too short and the baseboard doesn't cover the gap, use quarter round at the floor line to hide the flaw.
Look for items marked "irregular" or "seconds"; these are items with a slight flaw in them (such as a crooked seam or missing buttons) and are marked down below retail.
You might want to know that even if the scratch is fully fixed, there will almost always be a small leftover flaw.
I would have liked to see things from different angles, but this flaw is common in these types of games.
The omission of a specific scheme to address generalized blight constitutes a major flaw in the proposed compensation package.
Despite this flaw, however, Amistad still provides a powerful indictment of slavery, and brilliantly conveys the horrors of the slave trade.
In other words has the virtuous love of his family become disproportionate, a heroic virtue twisted into a tragic flaw?
The sharp eyed among you might have noticed a gaping flaw in this 1812 engraving by J. Greig.
The need to tighten every nut yourself is an understandable flaw among creatives.
Macbeth 's fatal flaw of character was vaulting ambition....
According to one reviewer who spoke with the company, the flaw was limited to a specific batch.
If you find a pair at a low price or one that has a visible flaw, they are most likely fake.
A logical flaw, but one that most are willing to overlook.
Unfortunately, there is a bit of flaw in this system since it does not tell you specifically how long to hold each note.
Darkyn suspected twisted Immortals like Sasha were rare. One of the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, Sasha had been strategically placed to provide Darkyn more information than he'd hoped for. Sasha's only flaw had been his madness, which ultimately resulted in his death. Sasha had identified Ully, who was hand-selected by Andre. While Darkyn didn't know the full details of how Andre had gotten Death to release the once-dead human, he did know Andre and Death wouldn't have done something so important if Ully wasn't the brilliant scientist he was. It was unfortunate that Ully would be killed as soon as the three shapeshifting demons reached the underworld, but Darkyn didn't believe in loose ends.
The hidden flaw at this level is that love creates the delusion of glamor: the spiritual life appears to be glamorous and enchanting.
Regardless of how small the flaw, the camera is no longer "new" and cannot be sold as such.
If someone with this personality flaw affects you, take care of yourself and be cautious of everything you do that has to do with that person.
Typically, no one besides the sufferer will notice such a flaw, and if one does exist, it is usually slight with the person's concern being markedly excessive.
An irregular can be the wrong fabric, wrong color, a poor dye job, a flaw in the fabric weave, or a sewing construction issue.
Many believed there was a flaw in the voting system, and speculations of racism began when three African-American women, Latoya London, Hudson, and Fantasia Barrino, were in the bottom three.
If you're daughter wants to dress in the current fad or style, it isn't necessarily reflecting a flaw in their moral character as much as their desire to fit in.
This gives you a better idea of what will camouflage your upper arms or any other flaw you would like to smooth over with that perfect dress.
A tester has to have the patience of Job, willing to spend hours picking at a game environment, or days checking every level and every space of a game for the same tedious graphical flaw.
Bitter flavors are considered a flaw in wines.
A common flaw in cards is where the picture is off center due to printer error.
Technology has one big flaw: it breaks, and with something as vital as a phone, that can be a traumatic experience.
The biggest attraction to Royal Caribbean Cruises may also be its biggest flaw: the days are packed with numerous activities that sometimes overlap and prevent you from experiencing everything you might want to try.
The only flaw with Ultimate Guitar is that browsing through their large database can sometimes feel tedious.
29, is liable to become oxidized by the diffusion of the atmospheric oxygen, in which case it can hardly be completely welded later, since welding implies actual contact of metal with metal; it thus forms a permanent flaw.
In this the whole life of the nominee was investigated, and each had to prove that he was physically without flaw.
If he was having problems finding a virtuous mate, fault more likely lay in a character flaw than his looks - as Katie had so often implied.
But there is another flaw within ` naked ape ' type arguments.
His seat was contested on account of a technical flaw in regard to the duration of his citizenship, and in February 1794, almost three months after the beginning of the session, the senate annulled the election and sent him back to Pennsylvania with all the glory of political martyrdom.
But there was no other flaw in the happiness of the marriage, which was solemnized on the 10th of February 1840 in the Chapel Royal, St James's.
Some unknown Peripatetic detected a flaw in the Nicomachean Ethics when he said that pleasure is a supervening end beyond activity, and, if he had gone on to add that happiness is also a supervening end beyond the virtuous activities which are necessary to produce it, he would have destroyed the foundation of his own founder's Ethics.
by 71 ft., and are without flaw or stain.
It is true that he does not claim to be a great expert, though a pupil of the Scaevolas, and when in doubt would consult a jurisconsult; also, that he frequently passes lightly over important points of law, but this was probably because he was conscious of a flaw in his case.
Hubris was a fatal flaw of many ancient heroes.
As the issue became more widespread and better known, people started to discover that this may be due to a design flaw in the iPhone 4.
There also appears to be a design flaw with the iPhone that results in a weaker cellular signal when the phone is held a certain way.
Dwarfism (very small stature) can be due to underproduction of hGH, lack of IGH-I, or a flaw in target tissue response to either of these growth hormones.
Some researchers and physicians believe that SIDS involves a flaw in the mechanism that is responsible for resumption of breathing.
The flaw leading to DMD prevents the formation of any dystrophin, while that of BMD allows some protein to be made, accounting for the differences in severity and onset between the two diseases.
She carries the flaw that causes hemophilia and can pass it on to her offspring.
Specialized testing of chromosome 15 will be required; the usual tests done during amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling will not reveal the specific, small genetic flaw that causes Angelman syndrome.
Individuals with PWS lack the ability to feel full or satiated because of a flaw in the hypothalamus part of their brain, which normally registers feelings of hunger and satiety.
Stop fretting over every perceived body flaw, and don't worry if your hair is out of place.
This is definitely the bikini for the devoted work out enthusiast, because with only a moderate coverage bikini bottom, your every backside flaw will be exposed to the light of day.
Normally any flaw will decrease the value of a gem, but because of pink diamonds' rarity, jewelers may manipulate the flaw to create a unique design - a starburst, for example - rather than discard the stone as unworkable.
Most casual observers cannot distinguish between a .25 and a .33 carat stone, nor can they tell at a glance which stone may have a small flaw or be a slightly less desirable color.
Surprisingly though, not all types of diamond flaws lower the value of the stone, it really depends on the specific type of flaw.
Most natural diamonds have some type of flaw, and the size and severity of the flaw can affect the quality of the stones.
If the flaw is on the outside of the stone, it is called a "blemish."
Almost all natural diamonds have some type of flaw.
Virgo's perfectionism is often his selling point, but also his greatest flaw.
A Virgo matched with another Virgo may seem like an ideal match, but both will have the same flaw of being resistant to sharing inner feelings and critical of each other.
Such a contradiction is common and often the extrovert has been achieved as a self-directed attempt to overcome what Aquarius considers to be a personal flaw in her character.
This can lead to a life of excess that can become a harmful and even life-threatening flaw if left unchecked.
He's unwilling to accept that the woman of his heart can have a single flaw.
The flaw with the current scientific explanation for the phenomenon is that there exists such a wide range of anecdotal stories and experiences.
Most items are in perfect condition, but some may have a slight flaw.
Windows WMF Flaw is a major flaw in Microsoft Windows operating systems recently discovered that affects all versions of Windows operating systems.
What this flaw allows is malicious installations of a Trojan horse or spyware on your system without independent of operator action.
This is a major concern, because this flaw or bug can put hundreds of millions of PC users at risk of infection by spyware or viruses.
The Windows WMF flaw allows hackers to attach or insert malicious code into image files.
Its called a "zero day" exploit because hackers are taking advantage of it while there is no patch available, and the flaw can zip past any other patches installed on PCs according to several security experts.
In fact, hackers have already published the source code they used to exploit the WMF Flaw, opening the door to thousands of other hackers.
The Windows WMF flaw makes your company very vulnerable.
But the WMF Flaw danger is that users can infect their computers simply by viewing a web page, email or instant message that contains a contaminated image.
A claim may be made by someone alleging that the product contained a flaw in its design which made it unsafe or that the fault rests in the manufacturing process.
Vinyl also has the advantage of providing a smooth and sleek appearance, providing some flaw coverage.
You can even correct the lyrics if you see a flaw in what they think Lady Gaga said.
Most of the time, when a security flaw, hack, or scam is identified, Facebook corrects the situation with a few days.
Facebook claims to have fixed this flaw.
Firesheep Plug-In - This flaw exists without any outside help, but the plug-in makes it easier.
It's yet another security flaw that Facebook claims to have fixed.
Their only flaw seems to be limited style selections in the plus size uniforms.
The major flaw in her argument seems to be the choice she makes to watch the Olympics with her children in the first place.
fundamental flaw in the legislation.
What may help you manage the paradox is thinking about your startup idea as a hypothesis. You'll develop, test and implement the hypothesis, but be prepared to find a flaw in it.
Most judges will award custody to the parent that they believe the child has the closest bond with, unless that parent has a flaw that makes them unfit.
Is there a flaw in your bathroom design that will require remodeling, or will some interior design tricks be enough to help create new space?
Of her clothing label, Bitten, Sarah Jessica Parker told The New York Times that her "fatal flaw is that I have to be involved literally down to splitting the atoms."
If the colored product does not completely hide the flaw, topping it off with concealer or foundation that matches your skin tone should make it disappear.
While this kind of makeup will not hide every flaw, it will stay in place longer and allow your skin to breathe.
Once online retailers remove that significant flaw from the online retail process, most Internet consumers are much more willing to purchase.
What a photographer may see as a flaw may be the model's favorite feature!
That worked by exploiting a flaw in the Windows NT operating system.
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