Problem sentence examples

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  • The problem wasn't Dulce or his father.

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  • To discover and define those laws is the problem of history.

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  • "It's a big problem," he said.

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  • I had hoped that you would resolve your problem, but it seems to have no end.

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  • The problem is that the poor don't have enough money to afford the food.

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  • Maybe his problem was a girlfriend.

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  • Neither of them lawyers had a problem with me either.

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  • She had created this problem and now it was hers to face alone.

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  • To me, that's problem number one.

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  • "You've always had this problem," he said, standing.

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  • This was Howie's problem, not ours.

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  • What's the problem with this jury business?

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  • She does have a problem with my keeping secrets from Julie.

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  • The father had some health problem, if I remember.

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  • He decided to move on to problem number two and find out something about the tiny bone he'd discovered.

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  • Of course, a stream running through, or an island in the pond, would make the problem much more complicated.

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  • If I suggest her leaving a problem in arithmetic until the next day, she answers, "I think it will make my mind stronger to do it now."

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  • A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.

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  • The only problem is that it all doesn't fit into your preconceived plans.

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  • From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.

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  • "You got a problem with me?" she demanded.

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  • When we consider the costs of all the wrong decisions ever made—a calculation I don't even know how to approach—we will think of it as a diminishing problem receding into the past.

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  • To understand this problem, consider our relationship with knowledge over the centuries.

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  • However, even if this problem were solved perfectly, it doesn't really end ignorance.

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  • "Dusty, we're going to have another problem soon," Jule said for Dustin's ears only.

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  • "No problem," I answered.

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  • "Whether you like her or not isn't the problem," I said.

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  • I want to know what the problem is.

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  • Suddenly your adversary's checker disappears beneath the board, and the problem is to place yours nearest to where his will appear again.

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  • This problem seemed to the ancients insoluble.

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  • The problem is they'll know what I did sooner or later and when I resurface, they'll be on me like John Dillinger at the movie.

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  • You know what a problem that can be.

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  • I want to be able to focus on solving this problem, not worrying about what might be said or done to you.

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  • Search engines have done a fabulous job tackling this problem, even given the vast, vast, amounts of information added to the Internet every day.

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  • By adopting smaller and smaller elements of motion we only approach a solution of the problem, but never reach it.

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  • Brandon may have considered his problem "stupid" at the ranch, but it obviously wasn't behind him.

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  • While her romance session failed to reveal his problem, it did wonders for her confidence.

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  • "We've got a problem," he said as we gathered around our conference table, a cold cup of coffee in each of our hands.

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  • We don't usually have a problem tracking him, but this changed about two weeks ago.

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  • The problem is not that the world doesn't have enough food.

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  • Whatever the problem was, it remained in his mind alone.

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  • I didn't mention his blossoming love life, but expressed concern over his serious problem of nightmares.

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  • Howie's temporary absence eliminated the problem, at least for now; no trips back to a crime scene resulted in no tips to convey.

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  • Problem is, it's a big state.

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  • But in a real sense, it also makes the problem that much easier to solve in the future.

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  • Howie, I really feel for you but you've had this problem of not knowing about your past for a long time and you've managed to live with it.

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  • The problem is the further I go into the past, the less accuracy I can attain.

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  • As we have reasoned, when the Internet and related technologies help bring an end to poverty, the end of poverty will largely solve the problem of hunger.

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  • Once we get the problem off our "to-do list" and stick it onto the computer's, we largely will be done.

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  • A problem arises because of the strong correlation between standard of living and energy consumption.

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  • First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.

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  • Helene was faced by a new problem--how to preserve her intimacy with both without offending either.

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  • The problem is her abductor is the revered local police chief!

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  • Is that a problem, dear?

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  • Alex continued to be preoccupied with his problem - whatever it was.

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  • She sat awhile, wondering what the meaning of it all having happened before could be, and without solving this problem, or at all regretting not having done so, she again passed in fancy to the time when she was with him and he was looking at her with a lover's eyes.

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  • No, that wasn't the only problem.

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  • He knows the problem.

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  • Fred asked the question like a learned professor, speculating on a universal problem of time, space and the creation of the universe.

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  • If anything, his anger melted into the contemplation of a man who had a new problem he intended to solve.

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  • Got a problem with that, too?

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  • His problem, not mine.

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  • It becomes your problem if he doesn't believe you.

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  • It'd never been a problem when it was just him.

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  • Hoping they.d fix his Rhyn problem for him, he entered the castle and headed straight to the office of his personal secretary.

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  • Whatever his problem, she needed to get involved.

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  • I also see the pace of problem solving—and change in general—accelerating at an astonishing rate.

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  • Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.

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  • The business of Martha's bones took a back seat to her present whereabouts and the touchy problem of Mr. Fitzgerald.

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  • But there was the little problem of the pack of cigarettes Martha clearly described as being with the bones in the Lucky Pup Mine.

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  • This seemed to satisfy the official, who was obviously embarrassed over the entire debacle and infinitely relieved that at least half their problem was solved without any accusatory newspaper headlines.

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  • So the problem must be that we have stretched the planet past its ability to feed its inhabitants, right?

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  • But the problem, of course, was that food prices went up, the people went hungry, and riots ensued.

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  • One more problem you don't need.

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  • The presence of the problem of man's free will, though unexpressed, is felt at every step of history.

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  • Yet another problem surfaced later the same day.

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  • He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.

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  • The problem is, you neither asked nor listened.

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  • "No problem," Howie said.

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  • This debate business was no problem when I didn't have an opponent.

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  • Pushing that part of the issue aside, she focused on the real problem.

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  • Then what's the problem?

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  • "The solution to our problem," Kris answered.

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  • The problem with that is, if I can get to you easily, so can all the other wolves.

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  • The audience included the Dawkinses, still in residence after an airplane mechanical problem delayed them yet another day.

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  • But the election was only one problem of many.

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  • She once thought the problem was him, because he was of human origin.

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  • So, I'm assuming he isn't the looming problem.

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  • The only problem seemed to be that they were somehow trapped on the mortal plane.

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  • The problem will work itself out.

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  • He was able to tackle this kind of problem, unlike the strange tension between him and his mate.

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  • He mastered that with no problem.

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  • "No problem," she said.

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  • Meanwhile, another problem surfaced.

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  • As if it were no particular problem, he said they had lost vital signs in flight a couple times.

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  • She might as well forget about that problem.

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  • Nightmares weren't his only problem, though.

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  • He never had a problem with it before, She defended.

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  • In fact, getting him aroused wasn't the problem now.

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  • Maybe she was the one with the communication problem.

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  • As one problem worked itself out, another always seemed to take its place.

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  • That was the problem with communicating this way.

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  • I've been quite a problem to you, haven't I?

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  • Thank goodness someone finally settled the name problem.

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  • Jetr was stacking a new problem on a pile of other problems he couldn't deal with.

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  • He could think of one solution to his problem, and his jaw clenched.

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  • I don't have an easy answer to your problem, if that's what you want.

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  • Is that a problem?

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  • That woman has a definite problem.

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  • The woman has a serious problem.

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  • In the next stall the goat was laying on her side, straining... could be a problem there.

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  • I didn't know it was creating a problem.

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  • Whose problem will it be?

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  • (4) Yet, because the doom so often tarries, there arises the problem of the suffering of the innocent and the upright.

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  • The problem isn't your staying her; it's this whole clandestine meeting.

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  • One arrested his nasal problem on the sleeve of his hoodie.

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  • I'll never have that problem, Fate said with a shrug.

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  • Maybe the problem is you.

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  • Danger isn't the problem.

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  • He intended for the problem to right itself in his absence, once she adjusted.

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  • He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.

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  • While I hadn't formulated in my mind how to tackle the problem, I resolved to attack it one on one and keep animosity at bay.

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  • While it was feasible, Quinn's equipment was cumbersome and there were the ever present problem of absolute quiet, not to mention the security issue.

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  • "No problem, Mister," an old man said.

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  • I hate to think of him worrying himself if there's some problem we could help him with.

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  • "There is no doubt in my mind," Dean continued, "that underage drinking is a major problem here in Ouray.

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  • If you have a problem, see the sheriff.

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  • To me, this makes the problem of hunger that much sadder in the present—to realize that the planet has enough food, just not enough generosity.

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  • This is exactly the kind of problem geneticists can sink their teeth into, so to speak, to make the protein in this grain digestible.

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  • The problem for us was always that it is easier to get a car running than it is to fix the brakes.

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  • Disease is a problem of technology; thus, its solution will be technological.

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  • Scarcity, or what we term scarcity, is a technological problem as well. 4.

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  • Sweetheart, this problem is of my making.

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  • The problem was how they were both reacting to the situation.

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  • We don't want you leaving here with a problem on your mind.

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  • If you have a problem with that, take it up with the man with the gun.

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  • When confronted with any thorny societal problem, I apply the same basic thought process I used on the five topics of this book.

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  • Is there a problem?

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  • If it doesn't work, it's my problem.

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  • Then he added, "If you ever have a problem, I want you to know you can come to us."

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  • "No problem at all," Cynthia answered.

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  • Dean was just as glad to spend the day problem free.

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  • "So now it's our problem," Dean muttered, and then speculated, "I wonder what Janet did to get sixty days."

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  • The doctor thinks there's a good chance he may even get over the speech problem in time.

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  • Cynthia, in her infinite wisdom, arranged a generous monetary scale of chores-for-bucks that seemed to take care of the problem.

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  • I'd had a problem myself all along, not seeing Edith as being on the brink of suicide.

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  • Perhaps we should endeavor to approach our problem together.

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  • Her biggest problem now would be explaining things to her boyfriend, who was probably still nursing his wounds.

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  • By the time he arrived home, the most pressing problem seemed to be explaining his bizarre behavior; She must think I'm a lunatic.

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  • Well, no problem here.

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  • That's what I came down to tell you, but we'll save it for another time, let's get back to your problem.

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  • No, it's not really a problem, and I'd much rather hear your story.

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  • Sure thing, no problem.

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  • I guess I could say it's a medical problem.

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  • I don't have a problem with it.

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  • A pile of burned matches on the stove pad suggested a problem.

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  • Was that part of her problem?

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  • Alex isn't the problem between you and Lori, and he wasn't the problem between you and me.

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  • About this problem of having children.

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  • I didn't expect him to get so far, and he may not pass at all.  In any case, I have a much larger problem.  I interfered when I shouldn't have, she said.

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  • "If you have any problem keeping up, you have to tell me," he said.

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  • The underworld will still exist.  It just won't be my problem anymore.

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  • When there is a problem at work, he keeps it to himself or mini­mize it.

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  • Parking wasn't a problem if you didn't mind paying the price of a good country dinner, but Dean didn't have time to hunt down a bargain so he reluctantly pulled into the closest lot.

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  • He was a problem?

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  • While the pair was a definite annoyance to the Parkside police, the two were seldom a serious problem...

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  • For Dean's part, that was no problem.

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  • "No problem," Hunter responded to Dean's apology.

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  • Yes, money was a problem and she hadn't any idea how to tackle the matter.

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  • He briefly explained the situation to Winston, who had no problem detouring for the short time it would take to question the youth.

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  • "No problem," she answered, neither stopping her typing nor looking up.

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  • "That's the problem with you young people," Fred muttered, remaining in his chair and picking up his notebook.

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  • It was my big mouth mentioning Byrne in front of Baratto that caused most of this problem but God knows what an open investi­gation would unfairly do to Cynthia Byrne.

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  • Fred dismissed the problem with a wave of his hand.

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  • If you're still having a problem I'll have to dial-a-stud.

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  • Yeah, I thought that might be a problem but it's not like I don't know how to drive.

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  • I made it out to Gruber's place with no problem, hardly.

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  • "I've got this problem," she said as she pulled in her open sleeping bag, and turning, re-zip­pered the tent flap behind her.

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  • "And I had to make sure Byrne wasn't going to be a problem," he added.

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  • Perhaps that was the problem.

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  • The area where the goats had been provided good grazing, but he was concerned about the wild dog problem she had experienced in the past.

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  • Long before the ultrasound, she was certain that her problem was pregnancy.

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  • Here, sit down and tell me what the problem is.

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  • Was that the problem?

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  • There was no point getting into it, so she focused on the immediate problem.

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  • Josh and Lori somehow managed to keep their marriage together, but Carmen was having less luck with her problem.

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  • Rather than feel grateful, she felt shame that she'd caused them all such a problem and hadn't been able to take care of herself.

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  • He'd meant what he said about finding out what her problem was, only he suspected he now knew.

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  • Would solve your problem of being mated to me.

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  • If Gerald was his problem, he gave no indication when they were together.

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  • It certainly helped to have Jenny watch the children, but even that created a problem.

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  • Alex was momentarily taken by surprise, but appeared to have no problem maintaining his erect status in the saddle.

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  • I guess that could get to be a problem with a spouse.

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  • The biggest problem was some hypothermia.

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  • The problem is that he is making poor choices.

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  • The problem was; he didn't take the business seriously.

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  • He would tell her about his problem in his own timeframe – and maybe that would be when he felt she was less of a burden.

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  • The issue of a phone had virtually disappeared, but in its place was a fashion problem.

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  • The problem was that she hadn't been able to reach him, but she didn't want to start out nagging at him.

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  • We have a problem and I thought you would like to help solve it.

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  • What is this problem you speak of?

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  • You would do best to take care of your own problem now.

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  • Did he suspect her problem?

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  • But time off work wasn't going to solve her problem.

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  • Mr. O'Hara had solved the problem without going to the police.

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  • She had charged the phone last night, so that couldn't be the problem.

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  • It wasn't Clara's problem and she could hardly leave it to her to handle.

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  • Violence was no answer to a problem, but he had been inviting this for the last year.

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  • Pinning her down to a date is going to be a problem, though.

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  • After all, every married couple started out with some kind of problem.

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  • I keep telling myself that's my problem.

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  • I'm not a model, like your women, but I don't have a problem getting a date, if I want to.

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  • Your problem to solve, not mine.

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  • The only problem: Neither was Jonny.

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  • Vico raised the problem to a higher plane, by tracing the origin of law in the human mind and explaining the historical changes of the one by those of the other.

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  • She wrote a la diable, starting with some central thesis to set forth or some problem to investigate, but with no predetermined plot or plan of action.

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  • Other elements of the problem there are none, except mere numbers and angles, which do not depend upon the fundamental measurements of space, time and mass.

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  • The problem has been how to accomplish this work with the minimum of labour consistent with the desired accuracy.

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  • If the errors of the rectangular co-ordinates of these lines are known, the problem of determining the co-ordinates of any star-image on the plate becomes reduced to the comparatively simple one of interpolating the co-ordinates of the star relative to the sides of the 5 mm.

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  • The purpose of his paper was to show that there is no problem if the axis is moved to the left.

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  • The ancient geometry, as we know it, is a wonderful monument of ingenuity - a series of tours de force, in which each problem to all appearance stands alone, and, if solved, is solved by methods and principles peculiar to itself.

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  • Each problem was something unique; the elements of transition from one to another were wanting; and the next step which mathematics had to make was to find some method of reducing, for instance, all curves to a common notation.

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  • When that was found, the solution of one problem would immediately entail the solution of all others which belonged to the same series as itself.

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  • The problem of the curves is solved by their reduction to a problem of straight lines; and the locus of any point is determined by its distance from two given straight lines - the axes of co-ordinates.

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  • In another question connected with this, the problem of drawing tangents to any curve, Descartes was drawn into a controversy with Pierre (de) Fermat (1601-1663), Gilles Persone de Roberval (1602-1675), and Girard Desargues (1593-1661).

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  • It dashes at once into the middle of the subjects with the examination of a problem which had baffled the ancients, and seems as if it were tossed at the heads of the French geometers as a challenge.

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  • problem for intelligence is so to enunciate every element, and so to repeat the connexion that we may finally grasp all the links of the chain in one.

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  • The disturbing conditions of will, life and organic forces are eliminated from the problem; he starts with the clear and distinct idea of extension, figured and moved, and thence by mathematical laws he gives a hypothetical explanation of all things.

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  • Such explanation of physical phenomena is the main problem of Descartes, and it goes on encroaching upon territories once supposed proper to the mind.

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  • Caesar had projected remedial measures, but (as in so many cases) had never been able to carry them out, and it was not until the time of Claudius that the problem was approached.

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  • In connexion with the problem of universals, he held that the diversity of individuals depends on the quantitative division of matter (materia signata), and in this way he attracted the criticism of the Scotists, who pointed out that this very matter is individual and determinate, and, therefore, itself requires explanation.

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  • The indifference of the Jews to the desolate conditions of their sanctuary opens up a problem of some difficulty.

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  • Orr, Problem of the O.T.

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  • 3 But the history of the Levites in the early post-exilic stage and onwards is a separate problem, and the work of criticism has not advanced sufficiently for a proper estimate of the various vicissitudes.

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  • But the problem of fitting these into the history of Israel still remains The assumption that the earlier sources for the pre-monarchical history, as incorporated by late compilers, are necessarily trustworthy confuses the inquiry (on Gen.

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  • With these variations is involved the problem of the early history of the Israelites.

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  • Petavel, The Problem of Immortality (Eng.

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  • By this time much had thus been done to obtain an acquaintance with the eastern parts of the Australian continent, although the problem of what could become of the large rivers flowing north-west and south-west into the interior was still unsolved.

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  • 139° gaining a practical solution of the problem of the destination of the westward-flowing rivers, Sir Thomas Mitchell, in 1833, led an expedition northward to the upper branches of the Darling; the party met with a sad disaster in the death of Richard Cunningham, brother of the eminent botanist, who was murdered by the blacks near the Bogan river.

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  • At the beginning of 1860, when the excitement of the gold discoveries was wearing off, five of the states had received from the home government the boon of responsible government, and were in a position to work out the problem of their position without external interference; it was not, however, until 1890 that Western Australia was placed in a similar position.

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  • Descartes had left untouched, or nearly `so, the difficult problem of the relation between the universal element or thought and the particular desires or inclinations.

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  • The great problem was to found a stable government, an authority to keep order.

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  • The application of "common sense" to the problem of substance supplied a more satisfactory analytic for him than the scepticism of Hume which reached him through a study of Kant.

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  • To write an account of symphonic instrumentation in any detail would be like attempting a history of emotional expression; and all that we can do here is to point out that the problem which was, so to speak, shelved by the polyphonic device of the continuo, was for a long time solved only by methods which, in any hands but those of the greatest masters, were very inartistic conventions.

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  • He understood their problem and it helped galvanize him to volunteer to help them.

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  • The derrick crane introduces a problem for which many solutions have been sought, that of preventing the load from being lifted or lowered when the jib is pivoted up or down to alter the radius.

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  • The solution of this problem was attempted by J.

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  • Four years later Varley patented his artificial cable, which was the first near approach to a successful solution of the duplex problem on the principle now adopted.

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  • The only new problem introduced is the simultaneous transmission of two messages in the same direction; this is sometimes ruplex called " diplex transmission."

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  • The solution of this tele- problem was attempted by Dr J.

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  • The only other suggested solution of the problem of isolation in connexion with wireless telegraph stations was given by Anders Bull (Electrician, 1901, 46, p. 573).

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  • A problem of great importance in connexion with electric wave telegraphy is that of limiting the radiation to certain directions.

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  • Another closely connected problem is that of locating or ascertaining the direction of the sending station.

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  • Other inventors had professed to find a solution of the problem by the use of looped receiving antennae or antennae inclined in various directions.

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  • Marconi, however, gave in 1906 the first really practical solution of the problem by the use of bent transmitting and receiving antennae.

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  • Braun also gave an interesting solution of the problem of directive telegraphy.'

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  • The term " telephony " was first used by Philipp Reis of Friedrichsdorf, in a lecture delivered before the Physical Society of Frankfort in 1861.1 But, although this lecture and Reis's subsequent work received considerable notice, little progress was made until the subject was taken up between 1874 and 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, a native of Edinburgh, then resident in Boston, Mass., U.S.A. Bell, like Reis, employed electricity for the reproduction of sounds; but he attacked the problem in a totally different manner.

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  • The problem, however, of constructing a deep-sea cable satisfactorily, with suitable inductance coils inserted at short distances apart, is a difficult one, and one which it cannot be said has been solved.

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  • first caused no difficulty; the rank and file of the nd were mostly disbanded, but a number of the officers tee: 1 taken into the Italian army; the third offered a more)Us problem.

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  • It can never quite confine attention to the problem of the being of God.

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  • It may help us if we rapidly review at this point the leading types of philosophy in their application to the theistic problem.

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  • It is a problem for empiricism; given a world where nothing but phenomenal sequences exist, to account for moral ideals.

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  • The problem has altered its form.

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  • Free will had not yet been formulated as a problem.

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  • Free will is shaping itself towards discussion in Aristotle's Ethics, but is hardly yet a formulated problem.

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  • From this theological entanglement the problem of free will did not escape for long centuries.

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  • The problem of the origin of the world was the first to engage man's speculative activity.

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  • Nor was this line of inquiry pursued simply as a step in the more practical problem of man's final destiny.

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  • At first, as in the case of the child, the problem of the genesis of things was conceived anthropomorphically: the question " How did the world arise?"

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  • As long as the problem was conceived in this simple manner there was, of course, no room for the idea of a necessary self-conditioned evolution.

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  • The problem of the genesis of mind is practically solved by identifying the soul, 1 This is brought out by F.

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  • In Spinoza's pantheistic theory of the world, which regards thought and extension as but two sides of one substance, the problem of becoming is submerged in that of being.

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  • Yet by his very mode of solving the problem he is led on to consider the nature of the world-process.

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  • Like Schelling, Hegel conceives the problem of existence as one of becoming.

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  • As Ludwig Noire observes, Schopenhauer has no feeling for the problem of the origin of organic beings.

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  • In the Origin of Species, and in his other numerous and important contributions to the solution of the problem of biological evolution, Darwin confined himself to the discussion of the causes which have brought about the present condition of living matter, assuming such matter to have once come into existence.

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  • Haeckel 5 dealt with the whole problem of evolution.

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  • Those who were unwilling to accept evolution, without better grounds than such as are offered by Lamarck, and who therefore preferred to suspend their judgment on the question, found in the principle of selective breeding, pursued in all its applications with marvellous knowledge and skill by Darwin, a valid explanation of the occurrence of varieties and races; and they saw clearly that, if the explanation would apply to species, it would not only solve the problem of their evolution, but that it would account for the facts of teleology, as well as for those of morphology; and for the persistence of some forms of life unchanged through long epochs of time, while others undergo comparatively rapid metamorphosis.

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  • Mrs Stowe passed eighteen years in Cincinnati under conditions which constantly thrust the problem of human slavery upon her attention.

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  • Naturally he felt that the prevalence of Christianity was incompatible with his ideal of Roman prosperity, and therefore that the policy of the Flavian emperors was the only logical solution of an important problem.

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  • The question of the distribution of this stored energy to the separate protoplasts of the plant can be seen to be the same problem as the distribution of the food.

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  • The problem is a very difficult one and cannot be regarded as definitely settled, but it is difficult to understand why all this additional complexity in the division of the nucleus should be necessary if the final result is only a quantitative separation of the chromatin.

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  • The problem, then, which plantdistribution presents is twofold: it has first to map out the earths surface into regions or areas of vegetation, and secondly to trace the causes which have brought them about and led to their restriction and to their mutual relations.

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  • The fitting of the oekumene to the sphere was the second theoretical problem.

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  • His argument as to the narrowness of the sea between West Africa and East Asia, from the occurrence of elephants at both extremities, is difficult to understand, although it shows that he looked on the distribution of animals as a problem of geography.

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  • The distribution of living organisms is a complex problem, a function of many factors, several of which are yet but little known.

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  • Tiedemann, 2 the Heidelberg anatomist, who has been generally ignored, although he surpassed many a recent zoogeographer by the wide view he took of the problem; in fact he was the first to connect distribution with environmental or bionomic factors; e.g.

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  • In 1826 the idea occurred to him of attacking this problem by means of pendulum experiments at the top and bottom of a deep mine.

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  • Riccati's name is best known in connexion with his problem called Riccati's equation, published in the Ada Eruditorum, September 1724.

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  • Antisthenes adopted this principle in its most literal sense, and proceeded to explain "knowledge" in the narrowest terms of practical action and decision, excluding from the conception everything except the problem of individual will realizing itself in the sphere of ordinary existence.

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  • In logic Antisthenes was troubled by the problem of the One and the Many.

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  • Peake, Problem of Suffering in the Old Testament, 1904).

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  • These two religions anticipated the discussion of the problem of faith and reason in the Christian church.

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  • Orr, Problem of the O.T., 1906).

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  • In 1747 he applied his new calculus to the problem of vibrating chords, the solution of which, as well as the theory of the oscillation of the air and the propagation of sound, had been given but incompletely by the geometricians who preceded him.

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  • In 1749 he furnished a method of applying his principles to the motion of any body of a given figure; and in 1754 he solved the problem of the precession of the equinoxes, determined its quantity and explained the phenomenon of the nutation of the earth's axis.

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  • Whatever be the true explanation of this problem, it is certain (1) that Peisistratus was regarded as a leading soldier, and (2) that his position was strengthened by the prestige of his family.

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  • So far he is in general agreement with Anaximander, but he differs from him in the solution of the problem, disliking, as a poet and a mystic, the primary matter which satisfied the patient researcher, and demanding a more vivid and picturesque element.

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  • To understand the problem of the Raskolniki it is necessary to bear two things in mind: the fundamental principle of Eastern Orthodoxy as distinct from Western Catholicism, and the practical identification in Russia of the National Church with the National State.

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  • Maybe that was the problem.

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  • If Alex liked being in control, and she liked him being in control, then there was no problem.

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  • All that time and he was unable to solve his financial problem.

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  • Maybe he was trying to protect her, but more likely he was simply trying to conceal the problem.

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  • What is the problem?

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  • Or was Brandon the one with the problem?

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  • Was this his problem?

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  • Even Rachel and Julia insisted that she was the one with the problem.

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  • It wasn't his problem.

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  • He wasn't the problem.

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  • It was plain that the Indian girl knew she had created a problem.

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  • That created another problem.

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  • But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.

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  • His pronouncement lightened the what-to-say-or-what-not-to-say problem.

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  • There was murmured sound downstairs and Betsy asked from outside the door if there was a problem.

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  • Quinn worked on increasing the precision of time and location but it remained about the same; anything longer than a couple of days was a problem.

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  • Is it a problem?

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  • Prying it loose and getting it to you might be a problem.

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  • He surprised me in a later conversation by mentioning he was taking steps to remedy the problem.

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  • We all agreed Howie's nightmares were a serious problem.

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  • Maybe I was picking up Quinn's problem.

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  • Finding a place to do our song and dance is the problem.

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  • We were concerned that his death might be a conduit to revealing the problem.

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  • There were people in the lobby, ahead of me but I blurted out my question like a third grader with a bladder problem.

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  • To her surprise, she opened the door with no problem.

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  • We both have a mutual problem.

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  • We have a pest problem.

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  • The gateway between realms is cracked, and I have a slight Watcher infestation problem.

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  • Mrs. Lincoln, the Deans' cat, strolled into the room and rubbed the young girl's leg as if to ask what was the problem.

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  • I can't tell you to break or keep promises, but I can sense you want to talk about this problem.

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  • I want to stop down and see Jake Weller about Martha's bony little problem.

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  • Is money going to be a problem?

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  • Nishani wasn't the only problem; he was, too.

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  • "No problem," he answered in a friendly voice.

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  • What seems to be the problem?

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  • But that's not the problem.

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  • If you have a problem, just wait a little while and ask Annie yourself.

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  • But Gladys' friend is another problem.

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  • You got a problem with that?

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  • They called in CBI when they heard about the cut rope and smelled a major problem.

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  • The big problem would be hoping no one remembered seeing you.

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  • "What's the problem, Effie?" he asked.

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  • "What's the problem?" he asked.

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  • Janet, with an out-of-character burst of loquaciousness asked, Miz Dean, I got a little problem.

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  • Certainly. Martha's never a problem.

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  • Martha won't be no problem.

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  • Do you have a coyote problem?

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  • She might get over the phobia about adoption – if that was actually the problem.

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  • They found the problem about a mile down the creek.

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  • Of course, it helped that the rain had stopped, but the main problem had been the obstruction.

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  • We had planned to do it next Monday, but with this latest problem...

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  • It wasn't as if he hadn't given her time to correct the problem.

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  • Alex might not be the only one with a problem.

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  • If that was the problem, she'd best address it – as soon as possible.

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  • Surely if they had a wild dog problem again, they would have seen or heard them by now.

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  • I doubt that Alex views it as a problem.

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  • No. The problem is that I've spent so much time with the babies that I hurt Alex.

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  • He had no problem with that.

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  • Alex had strictly forbidden her to ride alone there after the wild dog problem.

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  • With the suppression and absorption of the independent principalities the problem was only half solved.

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  • The problem of obtaining a firm footing on the Baltic coast, on which Ivan the Terrible had squandered his resources to no purpose, was now solved satisfactorily.

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  • The problem of the early railway builders in the United States was to conquer the wilderness, to build an empire, and at the same time to bind the East to the West and the North to the South.

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  • Twenty years of experience and observation had revealed the defects of the earlier legislation, and had concentrated public attention more intelligently than ever before upon the problem of strengthening the weak spots.

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  • Closely allied to the question of safety is the problem of preventing jolting at curves; and to obtain easy running it is necessary not merely to adjust the levels of the rails in respect to one another, but to tail off one curve into the next in such a :nanner as to avoid any approach to abrupt lateral changes of direction.

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  • Even that is not the whole of the problem.

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  • - The demand of the present day is for engines of larger power both for passenger and goods service, and the problem is to design such engines within the limitations fixed by the 4 ft.

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  • The nature of this problem is illustrated by the numerical example in § g.

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  • In 1887 a committee reported that the coupler question was the " knottiest mechanical problem that had ever been presented to the railroad," and over 4000 attempted solutions were on record in the United States Patent Office.

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  • but the great majority of couplings remain non-automatic. It may be pointed out that the general employment of side buffers in Europe greatly complicates the problem of designing a satisfactory automatic coupling, while to do away with them and substitute the combined buffer-coupling, such as is used in the United States, would entail enormous difficulties in carrying on the traffic during the transition stage.

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  • With our present knowledge the problem of the original form of sacrifice, if there be a single primary form, is insoluble.

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  • How far totemism, or belief in deified animal ancestors, existed in prehistoric Israel, as evidenced by the tribal names Simeon (hyena, wolf), Caleb (dog), IIamor (ass), Rahel (ewe) and Leah (wild cow), as well as by the laws respecting clean and unclean animals, is too intricate and speculative a problem to be discussed here.

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  • Further discoveries like Sellin's find at Ta`annek may elucidate the problem.

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  • This problem of religion was solved by Amos and by the prophets who succeeded him through a more exalted conception of Yahweh and His sphere of working, which tended to detach Him from His limited realm as a national deity.

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  • It probably arose from the fact that the calamities from which Israel had suffered both before and during the exile had drawn the reflective minds of the race to the contemplation of the problem of suffering.

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  • xxii., xlii.-xliii., lxxiii., lxxvii., other phases of the problem are presented.

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  • To this is united the noble ideal of the suffering servant, which serves both as a contribution to the great problem of suffering as purifying and vicarious and as the interpretation to the mind of the nation itself of that nation's true function in the future, a lesson which the actual future showed that Israel was slow to receive.

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  • Peake's Problem of Suffering in the 0.T., are suggestive.

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  • In The Idea of God as affected by Modern Knowledge (1885) Fiske discusses the theistic problem, and declares that the mind of man, as developed, becomes an illuminating indication of the mind of God, which as a great immanent cause includes and controls both physical and moral forces.

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  • The subject has a special interest for Italy, which is devastated by malaria, and Italian science has contributed materially to the solution of the problem.

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  • So far, however, only half the problem, and from the practical point of view the less important half, had been solved.

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  • The problem is one of great practical importance, especially to the trative British Empire.

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  • The problem, therefore, is eminently one for the statesman and administrator.

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  • Sir Patrick Manson has suggested that the problem of stamping out malaria may be assisted by the discovery of some at present unknown factors.

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  • The problem of the profitable treatment of the sulphide ores has been practically solved here.

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  • The bill presented by his Cabinet on this subject, vas open to much criticism, having been designed to conciliate conflicting political interests rather than to solve the actual problem.

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  • In foreign affairs he succeeded in achieving as satisfactory a solution of the Adriatic problem as was possible under the circumstances.

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  • (July 1909, " Simeon and Levi: the Problem of the Old Testament "); and Swete's Cambridge Bib.

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  • The problem cannot be approached from modern preconceptions because there was much associated with the worship of Yahweh which only gradually came to be recognized as repugnant, and there was much in earlier ages and in other lands which reflects an elevated and even complex religious philosophy.

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  • At this stage a new problem becomes urgent.

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  • In that same year the Amsterdam community was faced by a serious problem in connexion with Spinoza.

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  • Mysticism differs, therefore, from ordinary pantheism in that its inmost motive is religious; but, whereas religion is ordinarily occupied with a practical problem and develops its theory in an ethical reference, mysticism displays a predominatingly speculative bent, starting from the divine nature rather than from man and his surroundings, taking the symbolism of religious feeling as literally or metaphysically true, and straining after the present realization of an ineffable union.

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  • Whereas Plato's main problem had been the organization of the perfect state, and Aristotle's intellect had ranged with fresh interest over all departments of the knowable, political speculation had become a mockery with the extinction of free political life, and knowledge as such had lost its freshness for the Greeks of the Roman Empire.

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  • In the discussion of this problem we find the names of Baron A.

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  • The main problem is whether the account of David's rule has been exaggerated, or whether the attempt has been made to throw back to the time of the first king of all Israel later political conditions.

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  • Though too weak and good-natured to cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.

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  • Again, with the accession of large territories, the Order became a governing aristocracy; the original care for the sick, and even the later crusading zeal of the period of conquest, gave way, when conquests were gained and administration was needed, to the problem, half military, half political, of governing a frontier state.

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  • Still no explanation of this singular fact was forthcoming, and it was reserved for the young chemist from FrancheComte to solve a problem which had baffled the greatest chemists and physicists of the time.

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  • Biot - who loved and admired him as a son - publicly announced that his enterprise was chimerical and the problem insoluble; Dumas evidently thought so too, for he advised Pasteur not to spend more of his time on such a subject.

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  • The general type of problem is to find two, three or four numbers such that different expressions involving them in the first and second, and sometimes the third, degree are squares, cubes, partly squares and partly cubes, &c. E.g.

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  • would give negative, surd or imaginary values; Diophantus then traces how each element of the equation has arisen, and formulates the auxiliary problem of determining how the assumptions must be corrected so as to lead to an equation (in place of the "impossible" one) which can be solved rationally.

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  • Sometimes his x has to do duty twice, for different unknowns, in one problem.

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  • Kepler's Problem, namely, that of finding the co-ordinates of a planet at a given time, which is equivalent - given the mean anomaly - to that of determining the true anomaly, was solved approximately by Kepler, and more completely by Wallis, Newton and others.

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  • For the mathematics of Kepler's problem see E.

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