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pursuit

pursuit Sentence Examples

  • The sounds of pursuit grew fainter.

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  • The sounds of pursuit grew fainter.

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  • Sounds of pursuit came from a few floors down, blocking her escape.

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  • The pursuit of the Russian army, about which Napoleon was so concerned, produced an unheard-of result.

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  • Sounds of pursuit came from a few floors down, blocking her escape.

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  • Apellicon's chief pursuit was the collection of rare and important books.

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  • Colonel Swayne was not able to continue the pursuit, and returned to Berbera.

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  • There are those who would see the gates ruptured in pursuit of the mortal world.

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  • He was marked by the modesty of true genius, and his life was given to the single-minded pursuit of truth.

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  • Shifting to his highest gear, Dean raced in pursuit down a long incline.

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  • As soon as he trotted out upon the surface of the river he found himself safe from pursuit, and Zeb was already running across the water toward Dorothy.

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  • There were no sounds of pursuit, no sounds of arrows being drawn or fired.

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  • There were no sounds of pursuit, no sounds of arrows being drawn or fired.

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  • For a time this was a profitable pursuit, as the horse hides brought good prices.

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  • He donned biking clothes, packed a jacket and sweater in his pannier and set off in pursuit of a few peaceful moments in one of his favorite worlds.

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  • The pursuit of this study has not only thrown valuable light on the economy of the plant as a whole, but forms an indispensable condition of the advance of morphological anatomy.

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  • Mention is made of nets and snares, but the dog does not seem to have been used in the pursuit of game.

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  • His further pursuit of the legal profession seemed to be out of the question, and on his return to Boston he remained quietly at home.

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  • Keep him! shouted different people and the people dashed in pursuit of the trap.

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  • The words rush through my hand like hounds in pursuit of a hare which they often miss.

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  • They don't really worry about whether playing polo or building orphanages or any other chosen pursuit can pay the bills, because they don't need it to pay the bills.

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  • Scholars were held in honour in those days by princes and people, and Ben-Sira frankly adduces this fact as one of the great advantages of the pursuit of wisdom.

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  • He did not press the pursuit far, although the great king's camp with his harem fell into his hands.

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  • It was unreal rocketing down this mountain, in pursuit of an unknown someone, one minute, surely Jeffrey Byrne, the next minute someone else.

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  • Apart from these missions, his activities were devoted to the composition of history, a pursuit for which the monks of St Albans had long been famous.

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  • The rapidity of the Russian pursuit was just as destructive to our army as the flight of the French was to theirs.

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  • The battling immortals had nearly destroyed the human world in pursuit of one another.

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  • Many of our native species spend the day lurking beneath stones, and sally forth at night in pursuit of their prey, which consistsof small insects, earthworms and snails.

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  • Gudrun is carried off by a king of Normandy, and her kinsfolk, who are in pursuit, are defeated in a great battle on the island of Willpensand off the Dutch coast.

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  • Wolf-hunting was a favourite pursuit of the ancient Britons as well as of the Anglo-Saxons.

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  • Wolf-hunting was a favourite pursuit of the ancient Britons as well as of the Anglo-Saxons.

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  • He pushed off once again, committed firmly to the pursuit.

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  • He was urged to take up a pleader's profession; but, like Ovid, he found in letters and gallantry a more congenial pursuit.

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  • One glance back revealed that Josh was still in pursuit.

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  • The prisoner squatted below a window and appeared to be listening for signs of pursuit.

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  • Nightmares persist with the dogs of the law in never ending pursuit.

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  • In pursuit of his art he travelled, and is said to have reached England; ill-health drove him homewards in 1524, in which year he married Dirckgen Willems at Delft.

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  • Personally he possessed the charming manners of a polished grand seigneur: debauched and cynical, but never rude or cruel, full of gentle consideration for all about him but selfish in his pursuit of pleasure, he has had to bear a heavy load of blame, but it is.

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  • With the spring of 330 Alexander was prepared for further pursuit.

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  • At Ecbatana new masses of treasure were seized, but when once the necessary measures which its disposal and the occupation of the Median capital entailed were taken, Alexander continued the pursuit.

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  • The pursuit had brought Alexander into that region of mountains to the south of the Caspian which connects western Iran with the provinces to the east of the great central desert.

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  • He was known to be truthful, upright and God-fearing; if he had neglected his studies it was to devote himself to manly sports and exercises; and in the pursuit of his favourite pastime, bear-hunting, he had already given proofs of the most splendid courage.

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  • Immediately on the fall of Pembroke Cromwell set out to relieve Lambert, who was slowly retreating before Hamilton's superior forces; he joined him near Knaresborough on the 12th of August, and started next day in pursuit of Hamilton in Lancashire, placing himself at Stonyhurst near Preston, cutting off Hamilton from the north and his allies, and defeating him in detail on the 17th, 18th and 19th at Preston and at Warrington.

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  • as against the 21 of Murat's cavalry in the celebrated pursuit after Jena.

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  • On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of July (first battle of Custozza) the Piedmontese were defeated and forced to retire on Milan with Radetzkys superior force in pursuit.

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  • When the pursuit of game becomes the chief occupation of a people there is of necessity a higher development of courage, skill, powers of observation and invention; and these qualities are still further enhanced in predatory tribes who take by force the food, clothing and other property prepared or collected by a feebler people.

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  • This interval was diligently devoted to the pursuit of classical and historical studies, to preparing himself for ordination, and to searching investigations, under the stimulus of continual discussion with a band of talented and congenial associates, of the profoundest questions in theology, ecclesiastical polity and social philosophy.

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  • Such a typically "campodeiform" grub, moving actively about in pursuit of prey, is the one extreme of larval structure to be noticed among the Coleoptera.

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  • In the pursuit of both of these 1505.

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  • The subject of this youthful effort was suggested, its author says, by a refinement of vanity - " the desire of justifying and praising the object of a favourite pursuit," namely, the study of ancient literature.

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  • Wollaston starts with the assumption that religion and morality are identical, and labours to show that religion is "the pursuit of happiness by the practice of truth and reason."

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  • Popular tradition, as though unwilling to let David escape from Saul, told of that king's continual pursuit of the outlaw, of the attempt of the men of Ziph (S.E.

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  • He took a passionate delight in the pursuit of knowledge from his very infancy, and is reported to have worked out long arithmetical sums by means of pebbles and biscuit crumbs before he knew the figures.

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  • Dorset died in 1501, but Wolsey found other patrons in his pursuit of wealth and fame.

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  • The horsemen were splendidly audacious in riding for long distances into the heart of a hostile country, without support, striking some terrific blows, and then returning rapidly beyond reach of pursuit.

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  • The pursuit of such happiness is taught by the "utilitarian" philosophy, an expression used by Bentham himself in 1802, and therefore not invented by J.

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  • This foundation was laid by the joint labours of Francis Willughby (1635-1672) and John Ray (1628-1705), for it is impossible to separate their share of work in natural history more than to say that, while the former more especially devoted himself to zoology, botany was the favourite pursuit of the latter.

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  • Macleay indeed never pretended to a high position in this branch of science, his tastes lying in the direction of Entomology; but few of their countrymen knew more of birds than did Swainson and Vigors; and, while the latter, as editor for many years of the Zoological Journal, and the first secretary of the Zoological Society, has especial claims to the regard of all zoologists, so the former's indefatigable pursuit of Natural History, and conscientious labour in its behalf-among other ways by means of his graceful pencil-deserve to be remembered as a set-off against the injury he unwittingly caused.

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  • The period with which we are now dealing is the epoch of the despots, the signori, and in pursuit of expansion on the mainland Venice was brought into collision first with the Scaligeri of Verona, then with the Carraresi of Padua, and finally with the Visconti of Milan.

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  • It was in pursuit of one of these intrigues that he abdicated in 1724 in favour of his son Louis.

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  • The true Arab despises agriculture; but the pursuit of commerce, the organization and conduct of trading caravans, cannot be carried on without widespread connexions of blood and hospitality between the merchant and the leading sheiks on the route.

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  • Here Blucher crossed the Rhine with the Prussian and Russian armies, on New Year's night 1813-1814, in pursuit of the French.

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  • The first hint of the employment of the dog in the pursuit of other animals is given by Oppian in his Cynegetica, who attributes it to Pollux about zoo years after the promulgation of the Levitical law.

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  • They are used in the pursuit of hares, and, although they are capable of very fast runs, have less endurance than foxhounds, and follow the trail with more care and deliberation.

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  • Solomon reminds kings and rulers that they will be held to strict account by God, and, urging them to learn wisdom from his words, proceeds to give his own experience: devoting himself from his youth to the pursuit of wisdom he had found her to be a treasure that never failed, the source and embodiment of all that is most excellent and beautiful in the world - through her he looks to obtain influence over men and immortality, and he concludes with a prayer that God would send her out of his holy heavens to be his companion and guide.

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  • If the tax-payer declines to pay his due, he is brought before the proper authorities by the tahsildar; if he persists in his refusal, all his goods, except those indispensable for his dwelling and the pursuit of his trade, are sold by auction, without recourse to a judgment by tribunal.

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  • The first onslaught of the Knights of the Cross did indeed rout the weak irregulars placed in the van of the Turkish army, but their mad pursuit was checked by the steady ranks of the Janissaries, by whom they were completely defeated (1396).

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  • In another account Absyrtus had grown to manhood then, and met his death in an encounter with Jason, in pursuit of whom he had been sent.

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  • Murat reported the movement of the Saxons on the previous day, but omitted to send a strong detachment in pursuit.

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  • In the distance, she heard the sounds of both fighting and pursuit.

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  • the psychic moment had come, and Napoleon launched his guards and the cavalry to complete the victory and initiate the pursuit.

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  • The troops had got much mixed up, but as the French did not immediately press the pursuit home, order was soon re-established and a combined retreat was begun towards the mouth of the Elbe and Lubeck.

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  • The French marching in pursuit were received with open arms, the people even turning their own wounded out of doors to make room for their French guests.

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  • Lestocq in the meantime had been forced northwards towards Konigsberg, and Soult with Murat was in hot pursuit.

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  • The moment news of their activity reached him, whilst still in pursuit of Sir John Moore, he despatched letters to all the members of the Confederation warning them that their contingents might soon be required, and at the same time issued a series of decrees to General Clarke, his war minister, authorizing him to call up the contingent of 1810 in advance, and directing him in detail to proceed with the formation of 4th and 5th battalions for all the regiments across the Rhine.

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  • But with the Bohemian reinforcements he had still four corps in hand, and Napoleon, whose intelligence service in the difficult and intersected country had lamentably failed him, had weakened his army by detaching a portion of his force in pursuit of the beaten right wing, and against the archduke's communications.

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  • Napoleon, who had personally taken part in the fighting of the previous day, and followed the pursuit as far as Landshut, whence he had despatched Massena to follow the retreating Austrians along the Isar, seems to have realized about 3 A.M.

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  • It seemed as if nothing could save the Austrians from complete disaster, but at the critical moment the emperor, yielding to the protestations of his corps commanders, who represented the excessive fatigue of their troops, stopped the pursuit, and the archduke made the most of his opportunity to restore order amongst his demoralized men, and crossed to the north bank of the Danube during the night.

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  • Kutusov had been very slow in exploiting his success of the 24th and indeed had begun the pursuit in a false direction; but about the 2nd of November, headquarters of the French being at Vyazma, the Cossacks became so threatening that the emperor ordered the army to march (as in Egypt) in hollow square.

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  • The Russian pursuit practically ceased at the line of the Niemen, for their troops also had suffered terrible hardships and a period of rest had become an absolute necessity.

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  • As it was, the allies made good their retreat and the French were too exhausted for infantry pursuit.

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  • As soon as possible the army pressed on in pursuit, Ney being sent across the Elbe to turn the position of the allies at Dresden.

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  • demands on his corps commanders for greater vigour in the: pursuit.

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  • He seemed unaware of the vital importance of the moment, crouched shivering over a bivouac fire, and finally rode back to Dresden, leaving no specific orders for the further pursuit.

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  • It took Blucher time to extricate his troops from the confusion into which the battle had thrown them, and the garrison of Leipzig and the troops left on the right bank of the Elster still resisted obstinately - hence no direct pursuit could be initiated and the French, still upwards of 10o,000 strong, marching rapidly, soon gained distance enough to be reformed.

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  • Owing to the state of the roads, more perhaps to the extraordinary lethargy which always characterized Schwarzenberg's headquarters, no pursuit was attempted.

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  • But the force sent in pursuit of him was small, and the British government was not deceived into weakening its hold on the Channel.

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  • Villeneuve learnt on the 8th of June that Nelson had reached Barbadoes in pursuit of him on the 4th.

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  • He was also favourable to the pursuit of all kinds of knowledge.

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  • In the pursuit, Wellington adhered to his policy of husbanding his troops for future offensive operations, and let sickness and hunger do the work of the sword.

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  • the north-east extremity of Siberia, and Bering Sea between the land of the Chukchis and Alaska, with the Gulf of Anadyr, are often visited by seal-hunters, and the Commander Islands off Kamchatka are valuable stations for this pursuit.

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  • As an independent pursuit, live-stock breeding is carried on by the Russians in eastern Transbaikalia, by the Yakuts in the province of Yakutsk, and by the Buriats in Irkutsk and Trans- Lave baikalia, but elsewhere it is secondary to agriculture.

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  • The second group represents, first, the birth of Mithras; then the god nude, cutting fruit and leaves from a fig-tree in which is the bust of a deity, and before which one of the winds is blowing upon Mithras; the god discharging an arrow against a rock from which springs a fountain whose water a figure is kneeling to receive in his palms; the bull in a small boat, near which again occurs the figure of the animal under a roof about to be set on fire by two figures; the bull in flight, with Mithras in pursuit; Mithras bearing the bull on his shoulders; Helios kneeling before Mithras; Helios and Mithras clasping hands over an altar; Mithras with drawn bow on a running horse; Mithras and Helios banqueting; Mithras and Helios mounting the chariot of the latter and rising in full course over the ocean.

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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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  • The pursuit of the learned physician, - anatomy and physiology: exemplified by Harvey, Haller, Hunter, Johann Miller.

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  • The tracing out of this identity in diversity, whether regarded as evidence of blood-relationship or as a remarkable display of skill on the part of the Creator in varying the details whilst retaining the essential, became at this period a special pursuit, to which Goethe, the poet, who himself contributed importantly to it, gave the name " morphology."

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  • The advantage to the animal of this imitation of surrounding objects is that it escapes the pursuit of (say) a bird which would, were it not deceived by the resemblance, attack and eat the caterpillar.

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  • The railway communications were constantly damaged, isolated posts and convoys captured, and the raiders always seemed able to avoid contact with the columns sent in pursuit.

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  • Thirdly, when Xenophanes himself says that theories about gods and about things are not knowledge, that his own utterances are not verities but verisimilitudes, and that, so far from learning things by revelation, man must laboriously seek a better opinion, he plainly renounces the "disinterested pursuit of truth."

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  • The practical bearings of a science, it will be granted, are simply, as it were, the summation of its facts, with the legitimate conclusions from them, the natural application of the data ascertained, and have not necessarily any direct relationship to its pursuit.

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  • The affair seems to have been well planned up to a certain point, and well executed; but the Athenian van, flushed with a first success, their ranks broken and disordered by a pursuit of the enemy over rough ground, were repulsed with great loss by a body of heavy-armed Boeotians, and driven back in disorder.

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  • In spite, therefore, of the encyclopaedic tradition which has persisted from Aristotle through the Arab and medieval schools down to Herbert Spencer, it is forced upon us in our own day that in a pursuit so manysided as medicine, whether in its scientific or in its practical aspect, we have to submit more and more to that division of labour which has been a condition of advance in all other walks of life.

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  • Effectual pursuit might not have been practicable; but the.

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  • In 1795 the Burmese were involved in a dispute with the British in India, in consequence of their troops, to the amount of 5000 men, entering the district of Chittagong in pursuit of three robbers who had fled from justice across the frontier.

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  • Enactments about the pursuit of thieves, and the calling in of warrantors to justify sales of chattels, are other expressions of the difficulties attending peaceful intercourse.

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  • As a rule, they are only mounted at the moment of attack, or in pursuit.

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  • The Aleutian Islands gradually became known in the pursuit of this trade, through Michael Novidiskov (1745) and his successors, and it was not until Captain James Cook, working from the south, explored the sea and strait in 1778 that the tide of discovery set farther northward.

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  • Very soon the No came to occupy in the estimation of the military class a position similar to that held by the lanka as a literary pursuit, and the gagaku as a musical, in the Imperial court.

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  • When disturbed they go off at a swift trot, which soon leaves all pursuit from a man on foot far behind; but if chased by a horseman they break into a gallop, which they can keep up for some distance.

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  • The intolerable meanness advocated for the sake of the paltriest gains, the entire ignoring of any pursuit in life except money-getting, and the representation of the whole duty of man as consisting first in the attainment of a competent fortune, and next, when that fortune has been attained, in spending not more than half of it, are certainly repulsive enough.

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  • A pursuit of these two suggestions has established the probability that this "Eupatrid" clan traced its origin to Orestes, and derived its name from the hero, who was above all a benefactor of his father.

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  • After twenty minutes they broke and fled, and the cavalry followed them till broken ground rendered further pursuit impossible.

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  • Alvensleben, mistaking the withdrawal of the French for the beginning of a retreat, had meanwhile sent orders to the 6th cavalry division to charge in pursuit towards Rezonville; but before it could reach the field the French relieving troops had forced their way through the stragglers and showed such a bold front to the Prussian horsemen that an attack held no promise of success, more especially since they had lost their intervals in their advance and had no room for a proper deployment.

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  • Then the 1st Guard Dragoons (since known as Queen Victoria's regiment), after a brilliant manoeuvre under heavy fire, to get into the best position for delivering a charge, rode down the whole French line of pursuers from left to right, and by their heroic self-sacrifice relieved the remnants of the infantry from further pursuit.

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  • The prophet, after leaving Mecca, to escape the pursuit of his enemies, the Koreishites, hid himself with his friend Abubekr in a cave near Mecca, and there lay for three days.

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  • For weeks he scoured the interminable snow-covered plains of Poland in pursuit of the Polish guerillas, penetrating as far south as Jaroslau in Galicia, by which time he had lost two-thirds of his 15,000 men with no apparent result.

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  • Blake, informed by the sound of the cannon, which was audible on the Thames, that an action was in progress, hurried to sea and joined Monk in the pursuit of the Dutch on the 3rd of June.

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  • But the pursuit of the English fleet was feeble, and the retreat of the Dutch was ably covered by Cornelius van Tromp, son of Martin Tromp. Much scandal was caused by the mysterious circumstances in which an order to shorten sail was given in the English flagship, and doubts were expressed of the courage of the duke of York.

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  • The third was undertaken by the king in pursuit of a policy arranged between him and his cousin Louis XIV.

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  • Their leading ships were severely mauled, and their whole force so crippled that they could make no pursuit of the Dutch when they drew off, their injured ships being towed by the Spanish galleys, in the late afternoon.

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  • The pursuit of these isolated investigations where very important investigations have been made.

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  • The Albani became known to the Romans during Pompey's pursuit of Mithradates the Great (65 B.C.), against which they are said to have opposed a force of 60,000 foot and 20,000 cavalry.

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  • Drift whales were utilized in the earliest years of the colony, and shore boating for the baleen (or " right ") whale - rich in bone and in blubber yielding common oil - was an industry already regulated by various towns before 1650; but the pursuit of the sperm whale did not begin until about 1713.

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  • The American species is also greatly diminished in numbers from incessant pursuit for the sake of its valuable fur.

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  • In 1599, under the encouragement of Henry IV., speculators began to frequent the St Lawrence in pursuit of the fur trade.

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  • It was true that the most active French colonial element, the trappers, were barbarized by the natives, and that the pursuit of the fur trade and other causes had brought the French into sharp collision with the most formidable of the native races, the confederation known as the Five (or Six) Nations.

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  • This study would include industries connected with capture, those that worked up into products the results of capture, the social organizations and labours which were involved in pursuit of animals, the language, skill, inventions and knowledge resulting therefrom, and, finally, the religious conception united with the animal world, which has been named zootheism.

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  • It had previously narrowly escaped absorption by Napoleon, who passed through the town during the pursuit of the Prussians after the battle of Jena in 1806, and was only dissuaded from abolishing the duchy by the tact and courage of the duchess Louisa.

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  • The waterbuck, Cobus, on the other hand, actually seek refuge from pursuit in the water.

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  • The Holy See, much dependent at that time on its Swiss mercenaries in the pursuit of its secular ends, expressed no resentment on this occasion.

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  • Under the circumstances, the late hour, the failing light and the lack of information as to events on the left wing, immediate pursuit was out of the question.

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  • The French cavalry on the right, hearing troops in motion on the Namur road, dashed in pursuit down the turnpike road shortly after dawn, caught up the fugitives and captured them.

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  • This was Napoleon's pursuit of the fatal mistake of the campaign, and Fortune turned Welling- now against her former favourite.

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  • smouldering fires of his old energy flamed out once more and Napoleon began a rapid pursuit of the cavalry screen, which crumpled up and decamped as he advanced, yet all his efforts were powerless to entangle the Anglo-Dutch rearguard to such an extent that Wellington must turn back to its assistance.

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  • The pursuit, too, was carried out in the midst of a tropical thunderstorm which broke at the roar of the opening cannonade, and very considerably retarded the French pursuit.

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  • The French halted, somewhat loosened by pursuit, between Rossomme and Genappe and spent a wretched night in the sodden fields.

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  • at "La Belle Alliance," the victorious chiefs arranged that the Prussians should take up the pursuit, and they faithfully carried out the agreement.

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  • The pursuit of mechanical methods furnished a stimulus to the study of mechanical loci, for example, the locus of a point carried on a rod which is caused to move according to a definite rule.

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  • The rearing of live stock, the chief pursuit of the first Dutch settlers, is an important industry.

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  • But Orlov, perplexed by conflicting instructions and caught in an unfavourable situation by a brigade of the 12th division which was executing the proposed " pursuit," gave way - part of his force in actual rout - and the cavalry that was with him was driven back by the Kobi (reserve army) brigade of the Guard.

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  • Had the two divisions still kept in Japan been present Kuroki would have had the balance of force on his side, the Russian retreat would have been confused, if not actually a rout, and the war would have been ended on Japan's own terms. As it was, after another day's fighting, Kuropatkin drew off the whole of his forces in safety, sharply repulsing an attempt at pursuit made by part of the 12th division on the 4th of September.

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  • Thus the further pursuit of the Russians could only be undertaken after an interval of re-organization by the northernmost troops of the 5th and 3rd Armies.

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  • with Togo in pursuit.

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  • 4 As the account of this has been lost and the narrative is concerned not with the plain of Jezreel but rather with Shechem, it has been inferred that the episode implies the existence of a distinct story wherein Gideon's pursuit is such an act of vengeance.

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  • The English officers, who in vain tried to rally them, themselves only just escaped by scrambling into their boats and putting off to the war-vessels, whose guns checked the pursuit and enabled a remnant of the fugitives to escape.

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  • The food of the white bear consists chiefly of seals and fish, in pursuit of which it shows great power of swimming and diving, and a considerable degree of sagacity; but its food also includes the carcases of whales, birds and their eggs, and grass and berries when these can be had.

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  • It had always been opposed to intervention in Russia, and insisted upon Russia desisting from any act that might be construed as intermeddling in the affairs of Czechoslovakia, in particular the pursuit of Bolshevist propaganda on Czechoslovak territory.

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  • A sequel to it appeared in 1829, Essays on the Pursuit of Truth (2nd ed., 1844).

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  • Pursuit was not seriously undertaken, and the armies manoeuvred back to the old battle-grounds of the Rapidan and the Rappahannock.

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  • A combat which took place, at Mount Jackson, during the pursuit, again ended successfully, and the triumphant Federals retired down the Valley, ruthlessly destroying everything which might be of the slightest value to the enemy.

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  • Abd-el-Kader reappeared in Algeria, which he overran with a rapidity which baffled all pursuit.

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  • On June 29 General Lee became aware of the situation and then issued orders for his six divisions to cross the Chickahominy in pursuit.

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  • General Lee, however, rebuked Magruder for slackness in pursuit.

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  • They were determined to break up the Spanish monopoly in the new world, and in the pursuit of this endeavour they were led to challenge Spain in the old.

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  • It is suggested by Welcker that the legend is symbolical of the vain struggle of man in the pursuit of knowledge.

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  • Minos himself is said to have died at Camicus in Sicily, whither he had gone in pursuit of Daedalus, who had given Ariadne the clue by which she guided Theseus through the labyrinth.

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  • with the Byzantine Roman empire; Julian perished, in the pursuit of this project.

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  • Progress in the science also depends upon the pursuit of palaeontology as zoology and not as geology, because it was a mere accident of birth which connected palaeontology so closely with geology.

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  • C. In the first part of the action Greene was successful Eutaw after a desperate conflict; in the pursuit, however, P P > > Springs the Americans failed to dislodge the British from a stone house which they held, and their severe loss in both engagements was over 500 men.

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  • As no attempt was made to stop him in the Straits of Gibraltar, he passed them on the 16th of May, and though the rawness of his crews and his own error in wasting time in pursuit of prizes delayed his passage, he reached the mouth of the Delaware on the 8th of July unopposed.

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  • It was discovered by a hunter named Dowd in pursuit of a bear in 1852, but had been visited before by John Bidwill, who crossed the Sierra in 1841.

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  • When a jack-rabbit starts up before them, one of the coyotes bounds away in pursuit while the other squats on his haunches and waits his turn, knowing full well that the hare prefers to run in a circle, and will soon come round again, when the second wolf takes up the chase and the other rests in his turn..

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  • 673); and secondly, in the Hymn in memory of Hermias, beginning " Virtue, difficult to the human race, noblest pursuit in life " (ib.

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  • The three southern islands, Kunashiri, Etorofu, and Shikotan, are believed to have belonged to Japan from a remote date, but at the beginning of the 18th century the Russians, having conquered Kamchatka, found their way to the northern part of the Kuriles in pursuit of fur-bearing animals, with which the islands then abounded.

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  • In the pursuit of this inquiry he rashly invaded other departments of science, and much of the Common Place Book is occupied with a polemic, as vigorous as it is ignorant, against the fundamental conceptions of the infinitesimal calculus.

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  • For a time he contemplated with eagerness the idea of a renovated cathedral life, devoted to the pursuit of learning and to the development of opportunities for the religious and intellectual benefit of the diocese.

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  • It might be assumed that the Israelites (or at least those who had not remained behind in Palestine) effected their departure at a somewhat later date, and in the time of Mineptah's successor, Seti II., there is an Egyptian report of the pursuit of some fugitive slaves over the eastern frontier.

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  • Uniting with Stevenson's division, the conqueror followed up the pursuit, and brought the war to a close by a second victory at Argaum on the 29th of November, and the storming of Gawilghur on the 15th of December.

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  • Massena retreated, devastating the country to check the pursuit, but on several occasions his rearguard was deeply engaged, and such were the sufferings of his army, both in the invasion and in the retreat, that the French, when they re-entered Spain, had lost 30,000 men.

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  • As at Bautzen, the French cavalry was unable to make any effective pursuit.

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  • The pursuit was continued and David took refuge beyond the Jordan.

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  • As now he supposes feeling even in " impulsive will " to be directed to an end, he deduces the conclusion that in organic evolution the pursuit of final causes precedes and is the origin of mechanism.

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  • We have given a few examples of the concentration of his efforts in seeking to identify the apparently different forces of nature, of his far-sightedness in selecting subjects for investigation, of his persistence in the pursuit of what he set before him, of his energy in working out the results of his discoveries, and of the accuracy and completeness with which he made his final statement of the laws of the phenomenon.

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  • The immediate pursuit of David was then suggested; the advice was accepted, and the sequence of events shows that the king, being warned of this, fled across the Jordan (2 Sam.

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  • r The valley was discovered in 1851 by a military company in pursuit of marauding Indians; regular tourist travel began in 1856.

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  • (q.v.) was driven back by Belisarius; but the latter was defeated in his pursuit at Rakka (531).

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  • In the pursuit of pure science for its own sake, undisturbed by sordid considerations, he shone as a beacon light to younger men - an exemplar of simple tastes, robust nature and lofty aspirations.

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  • In pursuit of this heroic enterprise, which excited the loud admiration of Voltaire, she sent a fleet under Alexis Orlov into the Mediterranean in 1770.

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  • She scolded and preached a crusade, without, however, departing from the steady pursuit of her own interests in Poland, while endeavouring with transparent cunning to push Austria and Prussia into an invasion of France with all their forces.

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  • The pursuit thus stigmatized as unlawful is one of great antiquity, and one which in ancient and medieval times had an extensive though now almost forgotten literature.

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  • Some cuckoos are singular for their habit of using the nests of smaller birds to lay their eggs in, so that the young may be reared by foster-parents; and it has been suggested that the object of the likeness exhibited to the hawk is to enable the cock cuckoo either to frighten the small birds away from their nests or to lure them in pursuit of him, while the hen bird quietly and without molestation disposes of her egg.

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  • When the latter is lost during flight, the rapidity of their movement defies pursuit.

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  • It is probable that in the pursuit of commerce he was led to visit Egypt.

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  • On the one hand Empedocles and Anaxagoras, abandoning the pursuit of the One, gave themselves to the scientific study of the Many; on the other Zeno, abandoning the pursuit of the Many, gave himself to the dialectical study of the One.

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  • As Asahel would not desist from the pursuit, though warned, Abner was compelled to slay him in self-defence.

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  • Literature, however, was his favourite pursuit.

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  • He was a Goth and belonged to the western branch of that nation - sometimes called the Visigoths - who at the time of his birth were quartered in the region now known as Bulgaria, having taken refuge on the southern shore of the Danube from the pursuit of their enemies the Huns.

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  • The Scots, however, crossed by a ford, and continued the pursuit of the enemy as far as Berwick.

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  • In pursuit of historical study, Adam visited the Danish court during the reign of the well-informed monarch Svend Estridsson (1047-1076), and writes that the king "spoke of an island (or country) in that ocean discovered by many, which is called Vinland, because of the wild grapes [vites] that grow there, out of which a very good wine can be made.

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  • Here, too, should be mentioned St Francis's other great creation, the Tertiaries, or devout men and women living in the world, who while continuing their family life and their ordinary avocations, followed a certain rule of life, giving themselves up to more than ordinary prayer and the pursuit of good works, and abstaining from amusements of a worldly kind.

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  • For sixteen years the pursuit of his kingdom was the chief object of John's ambition.

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  • Athamas went mad, and slew one of his sons, Learchus; Ino, to escape the pursuit of her frenzied husband, threw herself into the sea with her other son Melicertes.

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  • Large holdings of at least 500 hectares (a hectare equals about 22 acres) are indispensable to the profitable pursuit of extensive agriculture.

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  • In the vicinity of the rivers Benue, Faro and Kebbi, the people, who are good agriculturists, raise cereals and other crops, while on the plateaus stock-raising forms the chief pursuit of the inhabitants.

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  • There he was temporarily diverted from his task by becoming mixed up with the Polish revolt, and, in pursuit of a mission to carry American contributions across the Prussian frontier, he was arrested and imprisoned at Berlin, but was at last released through the intervention of the American minister at Paris.

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  • This was observed by British officers, from the time of the preliminary operations about Kosha and at the action near Ginnis in December 1885 down to the brilliant operations in the pursuit of the Mahdists on the Blue Nile after the action of Gedaref (subsequent to the battle of Omdurman), and the fighting in Kordofan in 1899, which resulted in the death of the khalifa and his amirs.

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  • An immediate pursuit was ordered, and the Indian contingent, under Major-General Macpherson, reached Zagazig, while the cavalry, under Major-General Drury Lowe, occupied Belbeis and pushed on to Cairo, 65 m.

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  • Over 3ooo dervishes with their principal amirs, except Osman Digna, lay dead on the field, and many more were killed in the pursuit.

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  • The khalifa was now in full retreat, and the sirdar, sending his cavalry in pursuit, marched into Omdurman.

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  • On hearing of their flight Pharaoh at once starts in pursuit.

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  • On Sunday, the 5th, Feversham entered Sedgemoor in pursuit; Monmouth the same night attempted a surprise, but his troops were hopelessly routed.

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  • In ancient Greece, an asylum was an "inviolable" refuge for persons fleeing from pursuit and in search of protection.

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  • The disinterested pursuit of learning, study for study's sake, is commended in many of Hillel's sayings as being what is best in life: "He who wishes to make a name for himself loses his name; he who does not increase [his knowledge] decreases it; he who does not learn is worthy of death; he who works for the sake of a crown is lost" (Aboth, i.

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  • When only nine years old she had such command of Latin as to be able to publish an elaborate address in that language, maintaining that the pursuit of liberal studies was not improper for her sex.

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  • Then Wolsey became supreme, while Henry was immersed in the pursuit of sport and other amusements.

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  • These tracts remain still, as of old, sparsely inhabited and given over to the breeding of stock and the pursuit of game.

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  • They fought with courage, but were no match for Roman discipline; it was, however, impossible to follow them into their mountain fortresses, nor were the difficulties of pursuit thoroughly overcome till after the battle of Culloden in 1746.

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  • The noblest names of Scotland now took part in the pursuit of Wallace, who, as great in diplomacy as in war, had visited Rome (he had a safe-conduct of Philip of France to that end), and had at least secured a respite for his country.

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  • The circumstances which render necessary the habitual pursuit of wild animals, either as a means of subsistence or for self-defence, generally accompany a phase of human progress distinctly inferior to the pastoral and agricultural stages; resorted to as a recreation, however, the practice of the chase in most cases indicates a considerable degree of civilization, and sometimes ultimately becomes the almost distinctive employment of the classes which are possessed of most leisure and wealth.

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  • The term "hunting" has come to be applied specially to the pursuit of such quarries as the stag or fox, or to following an artificially laid scent, with horse and hound.

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  • Round about London a man who is bent on the pursuit of fox or stag may gratify his desire in many directions.

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  • 103 ff.) that he renewed the war against the Assyrians, in which his father Phraortes had perished, but was, while he besieged Nineveh, attacked by a great Scythian army under Madyas, son of Protothyes, which had come from the northern shores of the Black Sea in pursuit of the Cimmerians.

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  • Nor had he shown himself unduly ambitious or selfseeking in the pursuit of office, and he had proved himself ready to sacrifice high place to the claims of professional honour and duty.

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  • 4, the pursuit of the kings, cannot be the sequel of viii.

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  • The best English metal-worker, on the contrary, is probably not often quite satisfied with the results he attains, perhaps because in Great Britain the pursuit of art has for centuries been fitful and individual, while in France art traditions are hereditary.

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  • Indeed, the sophists generally had a special predisposition to error of this sort, not only because sophistry was from the beginning a substitute for the pursuit of truth, but also because the successful professor, travelling from city to city, or settling abroad, could take no part in public affairs, and thus was not at every step reminded of the importance of the " material " element of exposition and reasoning.

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  • Finding in the cultivation of " virtue " or " excellence " a substitute for the pursuit of scientific truth, and in disputation the sole means by which " virtue " or " excellence " could be attained, he resembled at once the sophists of culture and the sophists of eristic. But, inasmuch as the " virtue " or " excellence " which he sought was that of the man rather than that of the official, while the disputation which he practised had for its aim, not victory, but the elimination of error, the differences which separated him from the sophists of culture and the sophists of eristic were only less considerable than the resemblances which he bore to both; and further, though his whole time and attention were bestowed upon the education of young Athenians, his theory of the relations of teacher and pupil differed from that of the recognized professors of education, inasmuch as the taking of fees seemed to him to entail a base surrender of the teacher's independence.

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  • From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.

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  • Even there, however, the pursuit is understood to be unremunerative, and has failed to attract European capital.

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  • In pursuit of one of his own family who had escaped from his vengeance, he marched upon Calcutta with a large army.

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  • In habits it is chiefly nocturnal, and by preference carnivorous, feeding on birds and the smaller quadrupeds, in pursuit of which it climbs trees, but it is said also to eat fruits, roots and other vegetable matters.

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  • The retreat was covered by the Vicenza battalion of Alpini, who fought a gallant rear-guard action, and a strong counter-attack by the group of Alpini from Marostica checked the Austrian pursuit.

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  • This notion of the influence of the tenement is well adapted to feudal notions and makes itself felt again in the case of the pursuit of a fugitive villein.

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  • If not, the lord can follow him in fresh pursuit for four days; once these days past, the fugitive is maintained provisionally in possession of his liberty, and the lord has to bring an action de nativo habendo and has to assume the burden of proof.

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  • By Vallemont, who wrote towards the end of the 17th century, the divining-rod of hazel, or "baguette divinatoire," is described as instrumental in the pursuit of criminals.

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  • For several years Lacordaire studied at Dijon, showing a marked talent for rhetoric; this led him to the pursuit of law, and in the local debates of the advocates he attained a high celebrity.

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  • The rites included the " pursuit," possibly derived from the intentional opportunity of escape allowed the victim.

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  • Near the former wooden Putney Bridge, built in 1729 and replaced in 1886, the earl of Essex threw a bridge of boats across the river in 1642 in order to march his army in pursuit of Charles I., who thereupon fell back on Oxford.

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  • In the struggle between the Mountain and the Girondists he displayed great energy; and after the coup d'etat of the 31st of May 1793 he made himself conspicuous by his pitiless pursuit of the defeated party.

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  • The part played by the cavalry corps in the pursuit of Lee was most conspicuous, and Sheridan himself commanded the large forces of infantry and cavalry which cut off Lee's retreat and compelled the surrender of the famous Army of Northern Virginia (see American Civil War and Petersburg).

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  • Krauss, Stein, Berrer and Scotti were very quick in their pursuit, and Berrer paid for his haste with his life.

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  • Learning was then no mere pursuit of a special and recluse class.

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  • The prompt and vigorous pursuit of Sir Henry Clinton across New Jersey towards New York, and the battle of Monmouth, in which the plan of battle was thwarted by Charles Lee, another foreign recruit of popular reputation, closed the military record of Washington, so far as active campaigning was concerned, until the end of the war.

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  • 11 " To inquire into the form of a lion, of an oak, or gold, nay, even of water or air, is a vain pursuit; but to inquire the form of dense, rare, hot, cold, &c., as well configurations as motions, which in treating of physic I have in 6 Valerius Terminus, iii.

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  • But war with this monarchy shortly afterwards broke out, and a brother of the first discoverer, happening to be appointed to the command of a division of gunboats employed in some part of the operations, followed up the pursuit of the subject, and obtained several hundred plants and a considerable quantity of seed.

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  • When Dionysus leaped into the sea to escape from the pursuit of Lycurgus, king of the Thracian Edones, and Hephaestus was flung out of heaven by Zeus, both were kindly received by Thetis.

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  • A fast cruiser was immediately sent in pursuit, but only succeeded in overhauling the rebel ship after she was at her destination.

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  • Andersson in his Lake N'gami (pp. 2 5326 9) has given a lively account of the pursuit by himself and Francis Galton of a brood of ostriches, in the course of which the male bird feigned being wounded to distract their attention from his offspring.

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  • While the infantry kneeled to shoot, the cavalry swarmed round the hostile squadrons, threw their lines into confusion, and completed their discomfiture by a vigorous pursuit.

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  • The ablest of Karirns officers, Shaikh All, was sent in pursuit of the Kajar chref.

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  • Ali Murad, leaving the pursuit of Aga Mahcmmed, then returned to Isfahan, where he, was received with satisfaction, on.

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  • In its first meaning it protects and defends society from the dissidents, those who decline to be bound by the general standard of conduct accepted by the larger number of the law-abiding, and in this sense it is chiefly concerned with the prevention and pursuit of crime.

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  • There is, first of all, the service of the Surete-- in other words, of public safety - the detective department, employed entirely in the pursuit and capture of criminals; next comes the police, now amalgamated with the Surete, that watches over the morals of the capital and possesses arbitrary powers under the existing laws of France; then there is the brigade de garnis, the police charged with the supervision of all lodging-houses, from the commonest "sleep-sellers'" shop, as it is called, to the grandest hotels.

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  • Fugitives from justice or vengeance who reached her precincts were perfectly safe from all pursuit and arrest.

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  • On the 18th of December a Boer policeman, in pursuit of an Englishman named Edgar, whom he wished to arrest for an alleged assault on another man, entered his house and shot him dead.

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  • No idle gratification of curiosity, as Aristotle fabled of his life intellectual (which would be but a disguise for refined pleasure), no theory divorced from practice, no phy pursuit of science for its own sake, but knowledge so far forth as it can be realized in virtuous action, the learning of virtue by exercise and effort and training.

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  • The prevailing European fashion of literary academies was not long in reaching Portugal, and 1647 saw the foundation of the Academia dos Generosos which included in its ranks the men most illustrious by learning and social position, and in 1663 the Academia dos Singulares came into being; but with all their pedantry, extravagances and bad taste, it must be confessed that these and similar corporations tended to promote the pursuit of good literature.

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  • And in consequence no real pursuit was made, the I.

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  • Actually, a pursuit would have closed the campaign, for the Turkish retreat had converted itself into a rout.

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  • One earl, forty-two barons and bannerets, two hundred knights, seven hundred esquires and probably 10,000 foot were killed in the battle and the pursuit.

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  • But it must be remembered that in consequence of many scandals which had taken place in the previous war the Articles of War had been deliberately revised so as to leave no punishment save death for the officer of any rank who did not do his utmost against the enemy either in battle or pursuit.

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  • Although she remained for two days off the coast of Anglesey, there was no serious attempt at pursuit.

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  • the transference of the American marine to the British flag, the enhanced payments of insurance, the expenses of pursuit and the prolongation of the war.

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  • A brilliant charge by the dragoons under Captain May decided this contest, which Taylor followed up by a pursuit of the Mexican general to the Rio Grande.

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  • For some three months he eluded pursuit, hiding among friends and occupying himself by writing a history of Ireland (first published in Holinshed's Chronicles), a superficial work of no real value.

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  • The sensation was immense, and the pursuit became keener.

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  • It is probable that these small but practical concessions would have satisfied the lay Roman Catholics and the secular priests, but they were very far from contenting the Jesuits, by whom the results of such leniency were especially feared: "What rigour of laws would not compass in so many years," wrote Henry Tichborne, the Jesuit, in 1598, "this liberty and lenity will effectuate in 20 days, to wit the disfurnishing of the seminaries, the disanimating of men to come and others to return, the expulsion of the society and confusion as in Germany, extinction of zeal and favour, disanimation of princes from the hot pursuit of the enterprise..

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  • They erred from ignorance, from a perverted moral sense rather than from any mean or selfish motive, and exhibited extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice in the pursuit of what seemed to them the cause of God and of their country.

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  • From this time, with the exception of occasional public appearances, he gave himself up to elegant luxury, with which he combined a sort of dilettante pursuit of philosophy, literature and art.

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  • Fishing, as a commercial pursuit, is carried on in seventeen counties, and attains its greatest importance in Cumberland county, where the catch in 1904 was valued at $1,090,157, and the oyster catch alone at $1,046,147.

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  • Agriculture at this time was the main pursuit.

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  • The pursuit of the French was ineffective, for Tourville persisted in keeping his ships in line of battle, which forced them to regulate their speed by the slowest among them.

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  • They are very often more strongly developed in the male sex, and are supposed to guide the males in pursuit of the females.

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  • The nearest French gendarmerie joined in the pursuit, but a detachment from the Swiss centre fell upon these and destroyed them.

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  • The marriage was disclosed at Michaelmas, much to the vexation of Warwick, who in pursuit of his foreign policy had projected a match with a French princess.

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  • The enemy were thoroughly routed, but Campbell lost the opportunity of pushing the victory home by forbidding Outram to cross the bridge in pursuit if he thought he would lose a "single man," and by sending the cavalry away from the environs of the city at the critical moment.

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  • Had the Catholic reaction not fatally discouraged the pursuit of the natural sciences in Italy, had Leonardo even left behind him any one with zeal and knowledge enough to extract from the mass of his MSS.

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  • On the south coast of England it lives chiefly on pilchard and mackerel, and when in pursuit of these is often taken in the nets.

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  • It is true that, as a matter of fact, the earliest uses of the word (the verb /xXoa04Eiv occurs in Herodotus and Thucydides) imply the idea of the pursuit of knowledge; but the distinction between the aogios, or wise man, and the 4nXoaoa50s, or lover of wisdom, appears first in the Platonic writings, and lends itself naturally to the so-called Socratic irony.

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  • Leaving the count's family, he went to reside at Copenhagen, and devoted himself entirely to this new pursuit.

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  • Then, being unlike other cavalry of the time, a thoroughly disciplined force, the Eastern Association cavalry rallied, leaving the pursuit to the Scots light horse.

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  • On the Parliamentary right, Goring had swept away the Yorkshire horse, and although most of his troopers had followed in disorderly pursuit, Sir Charles Lucas with some squadrons was attacking the exposed right of Leven's infantry.

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  • The rest were cut down on the field or scattered in the pursuit and tat nightfall the Royalist army had ceased to exist.

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  • masterpiece, erected for Frederick Gonzaga in .1523-1535; of the numerous fresco-covered chambers which it contains, perhaps the most celebrated is the Sala dei Giganti, where, by a combination of mechanical with artistic devices, the rout of the Titans still contending with artillery of uptorn rocks against the pursuit and thunderbolts of Jove appears to rush downwards on the spectator.

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  • But the Confederates safely recrossed the Potomac, and McClellan showed his former faults in a tardy pursuit.

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  • From the aurochs (zimbru), in pursuit of which Dragosh first arrived on the banks of the Moldova, is derived the ox-head of the Moldavian national arms, and from his favourite hound who perished in the waters the name of the river.

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  • Valleys and groves are under his protection, unless the epithets Napaeus and Hylates belong to a more primitive aspect of the god as supporting himself by the chase, and roaming the glades and forests in pursuit of prey.

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  • When closely pursued by the Athenians she escaped by the stratagem of attacking one of the Persian vessels, whereupon the Athenians concluded that she was an ally, and gave up the pursuit (Herod.

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  • Having taken his degree as master of arts in 1723, Euler applied himself, at his father's desire, to the study of theology and the Oriental languages with the view of entering the church, but, with his father's consent, he soon returned to geometry as his principal pursuit.

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  • As long as their enemies were unprovided with a navy they were safe from pursuit and annihilation.

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  • The king marched against him in person in 1400 and 1401, but Glendower showed himself a master of guerrilla warfare; he refused battle, and defied pursuit in his mountains, till the stores of the English army were exhausted and Henry was forced to retire.

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  • The Yorkist army that marched in pursuit of the raiders, and won the ~ bloody field of Towton under Warwicks guidance, gave no quarter.

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  • Not only was the slaughter in that battle and the pursuit more cruel than anything that had been seen since the day of Evesham, but the executions that followed Ruthless ~~e 1uitli~ss.

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  • In battle he was wont to bid his followers spare the commons in the pursuit, and to smite only the knights and nobles.

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  • Their descendant had neither Edwards sloth nor Henrys moderation; he was capable of going to almost any lengths in pursuit of the gratification of his ambition, his passions, his resentment or his simple love of self-assertion.

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  • Beyond the Alps it was otherwise; among the Teutonic nations at least the revolt against the scholastic philosophy, the rout of the obscurantists, the eager pursuit of Hellenic culture, had a religious aspect.

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  • He saw that its main aim was equality, not liberty, and that not only would the French nation be ready, in pursuit of equality, to welcome any tyranny which would serve its purpose, but would be the more prone to acts of tyranny over individuals.

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  • Between himself and a son of his instructor there sprang up a close and affectionate friendship, and, unlike so many of the exquisite attachments of youth, this was not choked by the dust of life, nor parted by divergence of pursuit.

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  • He graduated at Harvard College in 1774, and began the practice of the law at Dedham in 1781, but eventually abandoned that profession for the more congenial pursuit of politics.

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  • Cambridge is "one of the few American towns that may be said to have owed their very name and existence to the pursuit of letters" (T.

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  • This defeat was turned into a general rout by a nameless tribune, who collected twenty companies and charged in the rear the victorious Macedonian phalanx, which in its pursuit had left the Roman right far behind.

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  • The tiger is met with only on the lower Amu-darya, except when it wanders to the alpine region in pursuit of the maral deer (Cervus maral).

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  • Two classes of boats engage in the pursuit - a large size of from 1 2 to 14 tons, manned by ten or twelve hands, and a small size of 3 or 4 tons, with a crew of five or six.

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  • exhibited, not in the skilful pursuit, but in the rational disregard of pleasure, - in the clear apprehension of the intrinsic worthlessness of this and most other objects of men's ordinary desires and aims. Pleasure, indeed, Antisthenes declared roundly to be an evil; " Better madness than a surrender to pleasure."

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  • But however Oriental may have been the cast of mind that welcomed this theosophic asceticism, the forms of thought by which these views were philosophically reached are essentially Greek; and it is by a thoroughly intelligible process of natural development, in which the intensification of the moral consciousness represented by Stoicism plays an important part, that the Hellenic pursuit of knowledge culminates in a preparation for ecstasy, and the Hellenic idealization of man's natural life ends in a settled antipathy to the body and its works.

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  • Again, the opposition between the natural world and the spiritual order into which the Christian has been born anew led not merely to a contempt equal to that of the Stoic for wealth, fame, power, and other objects of worldly pursuit, but also, for some time at least, to a comparative depreciation of the domestic and civic relations of the natural man.

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  • Objections, both general and special, might be urged by a Hobbist against these modes of formulating man's natural pursuit of self-interest; but the serious controversy between Hobbism and modern Platonism related not to such principles as these, but to others which demand from the individual a (real or apparent) sacrifice for his fellows.

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  • The latter are " necessarily presupposed " as distinct impulses in " the very idea of an interested pursuit "; since, if there were no such pre-existing desires, there would be no pleasure for self-love to aim at.

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  • Here, for the first time, we find "moral good " and " natural good " or " happiness " treated separately as two essentially distinct objects of rational pursuit and investigation; the harmony between them being regarded as matter of religious faith, not moral knowledge.

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  • On the contrary, he tries to prove elaborately that they (as well as the pleasures of imagination, ambition, self-interest) cannot be made an object of primary pursuit without a loss of happiness on the whole - one of his arguments being that these pleasures occur earlier in time, and " that which is prior in the order of nature is always less perfect than that which is posterior."

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  • For morality implies a power in the individual of rising above the interests of his own narrower self and identifying himself in the pursuit of a universal good with the true interests of all other selves.

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  • Astronomy is of necessity a science of observation in the pursuit of which experiment can directly play no part.

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  • Fabry in 1893; and the close orbital relationships of cometary groups, accentuated by the pursuit of each other along nearly the same track by the comets of 1843,1880 and 1882, singularly illustrated the probable vicissitudes of their careers.

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  • The British, having accomplished their object in delaying Washington's pursuit, continued their march the next day towards New York.

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  • He was again well received in London, and he "made up for his six years of isolation by a furious pursuit of pleasure."

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  • Horsebreeding is a favourite pursuit in Slavonia; and between 1900 and 1902 many thousands of remounts were shipped to the British army in South Africa.

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  • But others were not slow to draw the obvious conclusions; and it may be conjectured that Gorgias's sceptical development of the Zenonian logic contributed, not less than Protagoras's sceptical development of the Ionian physics, to the diversion of the intellectual energies of Greece from the pursuit of truth to the pursuit of culture.

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  • For three-quarters of a century, then, philosophy was at a standstill; and, when in the second decade of the 4th century the pursuit of truth was resumed, it was plain that Zeno's paradox of predication must be disposed of before the problems which had occupied the earlier thinkers - the problem of knowledge and the problem of being - could be so much as attempted.

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  • At Orthes he won further distinction by his pursuit of the enemy; he was made K.C.B., and received the thanks of parliament.

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  • In this pursuit he made more than Boo dissections.

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  • In the meantime the Iroquois had abandoned their villages, and as pursuit was impracticable the army commenced its return march on the 10th of August.

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  • The pursuit was pressed home by the divisional generals, notably by Sheridan.

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  • A lesson in geometry, given by Ostilio Ricci to the pages of the grand-ducal court, chanced, tradition avers, to have Galileo for an unseen listener; his attention was riveted, his dormant genius was roused, and he threw all his energies into the new pursuit thus unexpectedly presented to him.

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  • they have failed so to do if the sovereigns of Castile had not been either incapable or short-lived, and if there had not been an extraordinary succession of long minorities; while the kings of Aragon were tempted to neglect their Spanish possessions because they were in pursuit of their claims and ambitions in Italy.

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  • Almost everything connected with bee-craft has been revolutionized, and apiculture, instead of being classed with such homely rural occupations as that of the country housewife who carries a few eggs weekly to the market-town in her basket, is to-day regarded in many countries as a pursuit of considerable import ance.

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  • In the British Isles, though the conditions are variable enough, they are less extreme, and, fortunately for those engaged in the pursuit, only one size of frame is acknowledged by the great majority of bee-keepers, viz.

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  • It also shows sealed honey and pollen in cells, &c. To familiarize himself with the various objects depicted, all of which are drawn from nature, will not only help the reader to understand the different phases of bee-life during the swarming season, but tend to increase the interest of beginners in the pursuit.

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  • Before undertaking the management of a modern apiary, the bee-keeper should possess a certain amount of aptitude for the pursuit, without which it is hardly possible to succeed.

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  • The main honey-gathering time (lasting about six or seven weeks) is so brief that in no pursuit is it more important to " make hay while the sun shines," and if the bee-keeper example set by his bees.

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  • He showed his spirit as a boy by riding across from Wentworth to Carlisle in 1746 to join the duke of Cumberland in his pursuit of the Young Pretender.

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  • The pursuit was vigorous, and only a remnant of the Confederate forces reassembled at Columbia, 40 m.

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  • The pursuit of cod, mackerel, herring and halibut fills up, with a winter coasting trade, the round of the year.

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  • The active pursuit of fishing as an industry may be dated as beginning about 1700, for then began voyages beyond Cape Sable.

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  • Two very similar narratives describe Saul's pursuit of David in the Judaean desert (xxiv.

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  • Geryon started in pursuit, but fell a victim to the arrows of Heracles, who, after various adventures, succeeded in getting the cattle safe to Greece, where they were offered in sacrifice to Hera by Eurystheus.

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  • Nightmares persist with the dogs of the law in never ending pursuit.

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  • I sense you feel this person is somewhat irrational in pursuit of their beloved.

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  • It was clear that evidence pointed toward pursuit causing the wreck.

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  • Wynn hadn't been much better than Darkyn in his pursuit for power.

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  • The prisoner squatted below a window and appeared to be listening for signs of pursuit.

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  • She was prattling on about the planet Zzz where some arch villain who closely resembled Jerome Shipton, was to meet his due while climbing an icy cliff, in hot pursuit of a fair maiden whom Dean took to be a greatly slimmed down version of the author.

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  • He donned biking clothes, packed a jacket and sweater in his pannier and set off in pursuit of a few peaceful moments in one of his favorite worlds.

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  • Her hopes rose as he started forward at a faster pace, until she realized he hadn't yet abandoned his pursuit of concentric circles.  By the time dawn came, she was breathless from keeping up with him, and the jungle looked as if it'd never end.

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  • In the distance, she heard the sounds of both fighting and pursuit.

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  • The tree obeyed.  Toby bit back a yell as he was launched over the treetops into the sky, in the direction of the Lake of Souls.  Another tree branch caught him, and he struggled to orient himself.  He heard the sounds of pursuit but was stuck upside down.

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  • The sound of the demons' pursuit reached her again.

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  • Shifting to his highest gear, Dean raced in pursuit down a long incline.

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  • He pushed off once again, committed firmly to the pursuit.

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  • It was unreal rocketing down this mountain, in pursuit of an unknown someone, one minute, surely Jeffrey Byrne, the next minute someone else.

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  • One glance back revealed that Josh was still in pursuit.

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  • There are those who would see the gates ruptured in pursuit of the mortal world.

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  • The battling immortals had nearly destroyed the human world in pursuit of one another.

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  • Darian felt sick, understanding just how cunning the Watchers had been in their pursuit of destroying their enemies, the Others.

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  • Getting years of training to forge the body for martial pursuit requires perseverance.

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  • adduced to prove that there was an actual pursuit or search of a wild mammal.

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  • argosy casino is support and sympathy playing poker i. An old romance one with one specialist pursuit whose.

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  • During the War she took part in many major events, the first of which was the pursuit of the german battleship Bismarck.

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  • Although a very demanding and time consuming pursuit, for the right person, becoming a celebrant is very satisfying and worthwhile.

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  • Sovereign immunity and legal risk Speaker to be confirmed central banks, in pursuit of governmental business, frequently enjoy sovereign immunity.

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  • We last found cheats for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 on 10/02/05.

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  • Six teams of two took part in pursuit of the highest honors, over three days of intense competition.

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  • contend therefore that FESCO are acting in pursuit of the precautionary principle rather than on a proportional basis.

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  • I remember even my father could not justify such cruelty in the pursuit of fun.

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  • derrick lee 's pursuit had a dream.

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  • determined pursuit.

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  • Were they being blatantly dishonest in pursuit of votes?

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  • disinterested pursuit of truth.

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  • dogged pursuit of justice.

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  • Their pursuit of world domination is the cause of the Cold War.

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  • downdraft kilns in pursuit of fuel economy and improved consistency in temperature achievement.

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  • Instead he was actively seeking points in pursuit of the green jersey awarded to the best sprinter, which narrowly eluded him last year.

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  • It would seem that many of us would spend the entirety of our Sunday in hot pursuit of these rare commodities.

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  • Tom Peters has described it as: The relentless pursuit of an almost familial bond between customer and product.

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  • For these men and women from the future are themselves dangerous fanatics in pursuit of their own bizarre quantum grail.

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  • If only... The weather was pretty fierce and we flirted with weather fronts in pursuit of the bowl.

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  • frittered away in the pursuit of wealth.

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  • frivolous pursuit.

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  • fruitless pursuit.

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  • Enough for us to know that their warfare prevented any pursuit of the young fugitives.

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  • futile pursuit of immortality?

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  • The music was very harmonious, and it immediately awakened the giant, who went in pursuit of the dwarf and recovered the harp.

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  • Join Big-Ears and Noddy as they race around Toy Town in pursuit of a pair of mischievous goblins.

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  • The area has every kind of outdoor pursuit from fell walking, Pony trekking, golf and fishing.

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  • gone fishing - Adventures in pursuit of wild trout ' .

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  • Do class barriers affect the pursuit of sexual gratification?

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  • The process was more often haphazard than the pursuit of a grand design.

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  • Two teams race head-to-head, " pursuit " style, with the fastest team progressing to the next round, in a knock-out format.

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  • Climbing as a spiritual homecoming rather than a physical pursuit.

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  • Dark clouds, looming over the western horizon, appeared to rise up in pursuit.

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  • horsemanmans, who wanted light cavalry, did not venture to disperse for the pursuit under the eyes of the enemy's horsemen.

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  • hot in pursuit of a psychotic criminal Manoj Bajpai.

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  • The somewhat incestuous pursuit of historiography was novel to most of us - and therefore salutary.

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  • It may be design-led, in pursuit of human-computer interaction goals evaluated in terms of utility or esthetics.

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  • jilted groom has sent someone in pursuit of HER!

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  • Despite not being 100 per cent, Jo was 5th in the European junior Pursuit Championship last week.

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  • The extra-judicial killing of Sr de Menezes has all the problems in a nutshell - the pursuit was amateurish from start to finish.

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  • Despite my legs felling totally knackered I went off in pursuit of the guy in front.

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  • Also openly disdainful derrick lee 's pursuit had a dream.

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  • leisure pursuit by the 1970s.

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  • looming over the western horizon, appeared to rise up in pursuit.

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  • loseople infected with HIV and those suffering the ravages of AIDS, are lost in the shuffle of this abstract pursuit ' .

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  • Why was Paul so roughly manhandled when he visited the club in pursuit of Lucille?

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  • They need to bring in a specialist, someone fearless, uncompromising and utterly merciless in pursuit of the objective.

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  • A pursuit that caravan long-wheelbase minivans cuts add-on personal could surely have.

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  • opponents of hunting who regard the pursuit of a wild animal for pleasure as cruel and barbaric will be delighted by the ban.

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  • overstates the extent to which pursuit of self-interest drives decision making.

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  • TCPA Director Gideon Amos today urged planners to be ambitious in their pursuit of renewable energy.

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  • pleasurable pursuit for the greatest number of students.

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  • The Kenyan government's aggressive pursuit of land privatization, for example, has proved highly prejudicial to pastoral groups such as the Maasai.

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  • pursuit of happiness.

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  • pursuit of excellence in our public services.

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  • pursuit of narrow donor self-interests would be diminished because of its broad and inclusive approach.

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  • pursuit of perfection, where do we set our ideas of ' normal '?

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  • pursuit of truth.

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  • pursuit of profit.

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  • The ultimate cause of evolving locomotion with a low transport costs is to evade pursuit - at which the red deer is extremely good.

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  • abandoning the pursuit of illegal weapons can lead to better relations with the United States, and other free nations.

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  • No charity shop bin, second hand record store or music fair is missed in their relentless pursuit of gems of forgotten music.

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  • And then we're going to watch the news and play trivial pursuit when the lights go out.

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  • However, the producers decided to drop the character in order to concentrate the action on Erskine's dogged pursuit of justice.

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  • He was to devote the next ten years of his life to a single-minded pursuit of this goal.

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  • Shopping was becoming more of a leisure pursuit by the 1970s.

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  • herbivorous quadrupeds tend to stop and turn 90 degrees when aware of pursuit.

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  • relentless in the pursuit of sales.

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  • relentless pursuit of GDP growth has been the defining characteristic of Western politics over the last 50 years.

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  • ritualized activity and is really a complete way of life, rather than just an economic pursuit.

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  • Rice agriculture is a highly ritualized activity and is really a complete way of life, rather than just an economic pursuit.

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  • ruthless in the pursuit of criminals, he was very mild about their punishment.

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  • sacrificed at the altar of Capote's ruthless pursuit of adulation.

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  • Can't have political correctness and political self-preservation compromised by common sense in the pursuit of public safety - can we?

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  • More precisely, he was won for her by her mother, whose relentless pursuit of the Duke was quite shameless.

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  • A Great Crested Tern was seen as was a distant shearwater which we set off after in hot pursuit but never relocated.

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  • single-minded pursuit of their subjects, some academics become detached from the ordinary things of life.

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  • skew the priorities of a CIC away from its central pursuit of the community interest.

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  • The other subplot is the pursuit of the diamonds distributed by Gustav Graves, which goes back to the opening sequence.

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  • Donald Roy managed to evade pursuit and walked five miles without stopping, his wounded foot badly swollen and without a shoe.

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  • On 19 th February, I submitted a motion calling on a more vigorous pursuit of satellite telecommunications.

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  • throw off pursuit.

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  • The gig was lowered and manned by Flynn and Jem, the skipper himself taking the tiller, and off they went in pursuit.

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  • He seemed tireless in his work for HAT and in his pursuit of donations.

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  • Likewise the modern pursuit of justice in terms of revenge makes this book highly topical.

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  • ulterior object has ever been present to me in this pursuit.

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  • Flintoff was brutal, totally uncompromising in pursuit of victory.

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  • unfocused approach to foreign policy leads to, and is often devised in pursuit of, media grand-standing.

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  • unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible " .

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  • unwearied diligence and application in pursuit of literature were crowned with the most abundant success.

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  • In the UK, the present government has been particularly vigorous in its pursuit of fraud.

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  • If the child's visual acuity is not too low then he will follow the stripes using slow smooth pursuit eye movements.

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  • Put simply, Quaker networks proved vital to the pursuit of Quaker commerce.

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  • zealous pursuit of ' free market ' policies made him a darling of the Western media.

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  • In pursuit of his art he travelled, and is said to have reached England; ill-health drove him homewards in 1524, in which year he married Dirckgen Willems at Delft.

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  • He was urged to take up a pleader's profession; but, like Ovid, he found in letters and gallantry a more congenial pursuit.

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  • Personally he possessed the charming manners of a polished grand seigneur: debauched and cynical, but never rude or cruel, full of gentle consideration for all about him but selfish in his pursuit of pleasure, he has had to bear a heavy load of blame, but it is.

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  • He did not press the pursuit far, although the great king's camp with his harem fell into his hands.

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  • With the spring of 330 Alexander was prepared for further pursuit.

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  • At Ecbatana new masses of treasure were seized, but when once the necessary measures which its disposal and the occupation of the Median capital entailed were taken, Alexander continued the pursuit.

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  • The pursuit had brought Alexander into that region of mountains to the south of the Caspian which connects western Iran with the provinces to the east of the great central desert.

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  • His thesis on that occasion was devoted to a question in organic chemistry, for he held the opinion that the study of chemistry is an indispensable preliminary to the pursuit of physics, which was his ultimate aim.

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  • And just because individuals whose lives have uniqueness of meaning are here only objects of pursuit, the attainment of this very individuality, since it is indeed real, occurs not in our present form of consciousness, but in a life that now we see not, yet in a life whose genuine meaning is continuous with our own human life, however far from our present flickering form of disappointed human consciousness that life of the final individuality may be.

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  • Not only in these lucky provinces, New South Wales and Victoria, where the auriferous deposits were revealed, but in every British colony of Australasia, all ordinary industry was left for the one exciting pursuit.

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  • He was known to be truthful, upright and God-fearing; if he had neglected his studies it was to devote himself to manly sports and exercises; and in the pursuit of his favourite pastime, bear-hunting, he had already given proofs of the most splendid courage.

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  • Apellicon's chief pursuit was the collection of rare and important books.

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  • He was marked by the modesty of true genius, and his life was given to the single-minded pursuit of truth.

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  • Immediately on the fall of Pembroke Cromwell set out to relieve Lambert, who was slowly retreating before Hamilton's superior forces; he joined him near Knaresborough on the 12th of August, and started next day in pursuit of Hamilton in Lancashire, placing himself at Stonyhurst near Preston, cutting off Hamilton from the north and his allies, and defeating him in detail on the 17th, 18th and 19th at Preston and at Warrington.

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  • as against the 21 of Murat's cavalry in the celebrated pursuit after Jena.

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  • On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of July (first battle of Custozza) the Piedmontese were defeated and forced to retire on Milan with Radetzkys superior force in pursuit.

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  • Under Antoninus the "pursuit" of Christians was unknown; under Trajan and Hadrian it was forbidden (cf.

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  • The pursuit of this study has not only thrown valuable light on the economy of the plant as a whole, but forms an indispensable condition of the advance of morphological anatomy.

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  • When the pursuit of game becomes the chief occupation of a people there is of necessity a higher development of courage, skill, powers of observation and invention; and these qualities are still further enhanced in predatory tribes who take by force the food, clothing and other property prepared or collected by a feebler people.

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  • This interval was diligently devoted to the pursuit of classical and historical studies, to preparing himself for ordination, and to searching investigations, under the stimulus of continual discussion with a band of talented and congenial associates, of the profoundest questions in theology, ecclesiastical polity and social philosophy.

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  • Though not in all respects of his highest order of execution, this counts among the most obviously beautiful and attractive of Mantegna's works - from which the qualities of beauty and attraction are often °excluded, in the stringent pursuit of those other excellences more germane to his severe genius, tense energy passing into haggard passion.

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  • Such a typically "campodeiform" grub, moving actively about in pursuit of prey, is the one extreme of larval structure to be noticed among the Coleoptera.

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  • Many of our native species spend the day lurking beneath stones, and sally forth at night in pursuit of their prey, which consistsof small insects, earthworms and snails.

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  • In the pursuit of both of these 1505.

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  • His further pursuit of the legal profession seemed to be out of the question, and on his return to Boston he remained quietly at home.

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  • " As soon," he says, " as I understood the principles, I relinquished for ever the pursuit of the mathematics; nor can I lament that I desisted before my mind was hardened by the habit of rigid demonstration, so destructive xi.

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  • The subject of this youthful effort was suggested, its author says, by a refinement of vanity - " the desire of justifying and praising the object of a favourite pursuit," namely, the study of ancient literature.

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  • For a time this was a profitable pursuit, as the horse hides brought good prices.

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  • Wollaston starts with the assumption that religion and morality are identical, and labours to show that religion is "the pursuit of happiness by the practice of truth and reason."

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  • Gudrun is carried off by a king of Normandy, and her kinsfolk, who are in pursuit, are defeated in a great battle on the island of Willpensand off the Dutch coast.

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  • Popular tradition, as though unwilling to let David escape from Saul, told of that king's continual pursuit of the outlaw, of the attempt of the men of Ziph (S.E.

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  • He took a passionate delight in the pursuit of knowledge from his very infancy, and is reported to have worked out long arithmetical sums by means of pebbles and biscuit crumbs before he knew the figures.

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  • Dorset died in 1501, but Wolsey found other patrons in his pursuit of wealth and fame.

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  • Apart from these missions, his activities were devoted to the composition of history, a pursuit for which the monks of St Albans had long been famous.

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  • The horsemen were splendidly audacious in riding for long distances into the heart of a hostile country, without support, striking some terrific blows, and then returning rapidly beyond reach of pursuit.

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  • The pursuit of such happiness is taught by the "utilitarian" philosophy, an expression used by Bentham himself in 1802, and therefore not invented by J.

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  • Placed thus in the enjoyment of an ample salary, Herrera devoted the rest of his life to the pursuit of literature, retaining his offices until the reign of Philip IV., by whom he was appointed secretary of state very shortly before his death, which took place at Madrid on the 29th of March 1625.

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  • This foundation was laid by the joint labours of Francis Willughby (1635-1672) and John Ray (1628-1705), for it is impossible to separate their share of work in natural history more than to say that, while the former more especially devoted himself to zoology, botany was the favourite pursuit of the latter.

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  • Macleay indeed never pretended to a high position in this branch of science, his tastes lying in the direction of Entomology; but few of their countrymen knew more of birds than did Swainson and Vigors; and, while the latter, as editor for many years of the Zoological Journal, and the first secretary of the Zoological Society, has especial claims to the regard of all zoologists, so the former's indefatigable pursuit of Natural History, and conscientious labour in its behalf-among other ways by means of his graceful pencil-deserve to be remembered as a set-off against the injury he unwittingly caused.

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  • The period with which we are now dealing is the epoch of the despots, the signori, and in pursuit of expansion on the mainland Venice was brought into collision first with the Scaligeri of Verona, then with the Carraresi of Padua, and finally with the Visconti of Milan.

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  • It was in pursuit of one of these intrigues that he abdicated in 1724 in favour of his son Louis.

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  • The true Arab despises agriculture; but the pursuit of commerce, the organization and conduct of trading caravans, cannot be carried on without widespread connexions of blood and hospitality between the merchant and the leading sheiks on the route.

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  • Two causes have been assigned of this migration: first, the instinct of finding a suitable locality for propagating their species; and, secondly, the search and pursuit of food, which in the warmer season is more abundant in the neighbourhood of land than in the open sea.

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  • Many offers of ordinary professorships were made to him, but he declined them all, devoting himself to his duties as editor of the Annalen, and to the pursuit of his scientific researches.

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  • Here Blucher crossed the Rhine with the Prussian and Russian armies, on New Year's night 1813-1814, in pursuit of the French.

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  • Mention is made of nets and snares, but the dog does not seem to have been used in the pursuit of game.

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  • The first hint of the employment of the dog in the pursuit of other animals is given by Oppian in his Cynegetica, who attributes it to Pollux about zoo years after the promulgation of the Levitical law.

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  • They are used in the pursuit of hares, and, although they are capable of very fast runs, have less endurance than foxhounds, and follow the trail with more care and deliberation.

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  • Colonel Swayne was not able to continue the pursuit, and returned to Berbera.

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  • Solomon reminds kings and rulers that they will be held to strict account by God, and, urging them to learn wisdom from his words, proceeds to give his own experience: devoting himself from his youth to the pursuit of wisdom he had found her to be a treasure that never failed, the source and embodiment of all that is most excellent and beautiful in the world - through her he looks to obtain influence over men and immortality, and he concludes with a prayer that God would send her out of his holy heavens to be his companion and guide.

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  • Scholars were held in honour in those days by princes and people, and Ben-Sira frankly adduces this fact as one of the great advantages of the pursuit of wisdom.

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  • If the tax-payer declines to pay his due, he is brought before the proper authorities by the tahsildar; if he persists in his refusal, all his goods, except those indispensable for his dwelling and the pursuit of his trade, are sold by auction, without recourse to a judgment by tribunal.

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  • The first onslaught of the Knights of the Cross did indeed rout the weak irregulars placed in the van of the Turkish army, but their mad pursuit was checked by the steady ranks of the Janissaries, by whom they were completely defeated (1396).

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  • In another account Absyrtus had grown to manhood then, and met his death in an encounter with Jason, in pursuit of whom he had been sent.

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  • Murat reported the movement of the Saxons on the previous day, but omitted to send a strong detachment in pursuit.

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  • the psychic moment had come, and Napoleon launched his guards and the cavalry to complete the victory and initiate the pursuit.

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  • The troops had got much mixed up, but as the French did not immediately press the pursuit home, order was soon re-established and a combined retreat was begun towards the mouth of the Elbe and Lubeck.

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  • The French marching in pursuit were received with open arms, the people even turning their own wounded out of doors to make room for their French guests.

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  • Lestocq in the meantime had been forced northwards towards Konigsberg, and Soult with Murat was in hot pursuit.

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