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  • She might have guessed about your abilities and limitations.

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  • His distinguished abilities and his dexterity as a copyist of MSS.

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  • They got wind there might be someone out there in the nether world with incredible abilities they could commandeer.

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  • We offer safety in exchange for the use of your abilities to support our mission.

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  • If this was beyond her abilities, it would sound ugly.

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  • Some people have exceptional abilities we do not understand—for example, savants.

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  • It was his misfortune that nearly all his life was spent in opposition, and he had no opportunity of showing his abilities as an administrator.

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  • Mayer's assessment of Byrne's true abilities were kept to a minimum.

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  • His abilities were speedily recognized by his contemporaries, and he enjoyed the friendship of such eminent men as Adam de Marisco and Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln.

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  • His eminent and manifold services to his adopted country, his great abilities and upright character, assure him a high position in the history of the United States.

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  • The government had now no choice but to secure if possible the person of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, whose social position more than his abilities made him the most important factor in the conspiracy.

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  • His high social position, his influence at court, his character, as well as his undoubted abilities and learning, not often in Austria found in a man of his rank, gave him great influence.

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  • Alexander had remarkable beauty and the striking personality of the successful charlatan, and must have been a man of considerable intellectual abilities and power of organization.

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  • While Cynthia was proud of her son Randy's athletic achievements, she always saw those abilities as a means to an end—not an end in itself.

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  • Domitian's succession (on the 13th of September 81) was unquestioned, and it would seem that he had intended, so far as his weak volition and mean abilities would allow, to govern well.

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  • When, after this contest, Jefferson became president (1801), there were two men whose commanding abilities marked them for the first places in the cabinet.

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  • While in public life Conkling always attracted attention by his abilities, his keenness and eloquence in debate, his aggressive leadership and his striking personality.

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  • But the boy was sent to Blundell's School, Tiverton, and soon exhibited abilities which marked him out for a different career.

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  • He accordingly induced him to divorce Marcella and marry his daughter Julia (21), the widow of Marcellus, equally celebrated for her beauty and abilities and her shameless profligacy.

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  • He accordingly induced him to divorce Marcella and marry his daughter Julia (21), the widow of Marcellus, equally celebrated for her beauty and abilities and her shameless profligacy.

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  • While several displayed commanding abilities, and some possessed many virtues, one alone attempted to conduct an administration in an enlightened manner, and he died prematurely.

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  • The school flourished under his management and also developed his administrative abilities, but gradually his thoughts began to turn towards other work.

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  • JOHN CHARLES HERRIES (1778-1855), English politician, son of a London merchant, began his career as a junior clerk in the treasury, and became known for his financial abilities as private secretary to successive ministers.

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  • Unfortunately, there were at least four where Howie's abilities could have been utilized.

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  • Dean found the deep powder beyond his limited abilities and Donald Ryland seemed content to stay with him and ski the packed trails, sometimes cutting off to test the moguls and deeper snow at the trail's edge.

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  • Both Cicero and Sallust express a high opinion of Bestia's abilities, but his love of money demoralized him.

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  • Almost the only American scientist of his day, he displayed remarkably deep as well as remarkably varied abilities in science and deserved the honours enthusiastically given him by the savants of Europe.

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  • Respect for his character and abilities attracted pupils irrespective of religious connexion, among them Newton Ogle, afterwards dean of Westminster.

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  • Bethlen also supported Bocskay's successor Gabriel Bathory (1608-1613), but the prince became jealous of Bethlen's superior abilities, and he was obliged to take refuge with the Turks.

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  • Gonzago, sensible of his secretary's abilities, commended him to Philip II.

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  • Although not a man of great abilities, Catulus exercised considerable influence through his political consistency and his undoubted solicitude for the welfare of the state.

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  • Here his abilities were speedily recognized, and in 1823 he was appointed meteorological observer to the Academy of Sciences.

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  • the first place to the abilities of the two princes who vanian Hegemony.

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  • The giants battled, and she couldn't help feeling awed by the prisoner's abilities as he met the blows of all three foes and remained standing.

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  • His abilities were beyond those of any immortal she knew.

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  • For all of Quinn LeBlanc's intellectual abilities, I not sure Martha isn't the main bread winner while Quinn tinkers in the theoretical world of the intellectual elite.

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  • I don't think an admission they were dealing with a psychic or someone with supernatural abilities would sit well with their suit and necktie image.

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  • You've demonstrated your abilities and yet you've restricted your activities to accomplish a specific good, at no small risk to yourselves, I might add.

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  • But Howie's abilities were wholly dependent on Quinn and his apparatus.

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  • In 1684 he commenced the career of professor of natural law at Leipzig, and soon attracted attention by his abilities, but particularly by his daring attack upon traditional prejudices, in theology and jurisprudence.

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  • His extraordinary financial abilities and pronounced political capacity soon found ample scope in public life.

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  • However, by his birth, his abilities and his connexions alike he was marked out for a high position, and after the death of his wife in February 1812 he was appointed ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Vienna, where he signed the treaty of TOplitz between Great Britain and Austria in October 1813; and accompanying the emperor Francis I.

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  • The character of the Company's government was almost entirely dependent upon their abilities as statesmen.

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  • The new archbishop, without being one of the English divines who have made notable contributions to theological learning, already had a great reputation for ecclesiastical statesmanship; and in subsequent years his diplomatic abilities found ample scope in dealing not only with the difficulties caused in the church by doctrinal questions, but pre-eminently with the education crisis, and with the new problems arising in the enlarged Anglican Communion.

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  • He was nevertheless a man of respectable abilities, of an irreproachable private character, and a good speaker.

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  • He gained the patronage of the bishop of Cyprus, who brought him to Venice, where his abilities were immediately recognized by his appointment to the chair of philosophy at Ferrara.

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  • But, if his truculent character was thus early displayed, his abilities were no less conspicuous; and, though still in his teens, he became lecturer on the Humanities at Tournai, whence, after but a short stay, he returned to Paris, to take his degree of doctor of canon law, and become regent of the college of Navarre.

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  • The noveschi, being "fat burghers" with powerful connexions, abilities and traditions, gained increased strength and influence in exile; and five years later, on 22nd July 1487, they returned triumphantly to Siena, dispersed the few adherents of the popolo who offered resistance, murdered the captain of the people, reorganized the state, and placed it under the protection of the Virgin Mary.

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  • Schbnlein thus did something to introduce new and positive conceptions and exacter methods into Germany; but unfortunately his own mind retained the abstract habit of his country, and his abilities were dissipated in the mere speculations of Schelling.

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  • In recognition of his abilities, he received the citizenship of both Athens and Rome.

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  • His genius and character were superficial; his abilities were exercised upon ephemeral objects, and not inspired by lasting or universal ideas.

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  • An attempt was made to utilize fully the abilities of this eminent administrator by creating him civil lieutenant-governor, in whom to concentrate both the real and the nominal power of detailed administration; but the military authorities objected to his corresponding directly with the Colonial Office; and a political deadlock began to develop. Sir A.

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  • His great abilities, enthusiasm and power of conveying instruction made him a successful and highly popular teacher, and his classes increased largely in numbers.

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  • He was nevertheless a man of respectable abilities, of an irreproachable private character, and a good speaker.

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  • Perhaps we all have such remarkable abilities but are impaired in a way—maybe the rest of us have a disease to which these savants are immune.

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  • He was the son of a merchant, and was himself trained for the pursuits of commerce, in which, by his abilities and enterprising spirit, he attained a conspicuous position.

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  • The natural objection of the colonies, as voiced, for example, by the assembly of Pennsylvania, was that it was a cruel thing to tax colonies already taxed beyond their strength, and surrounded by enemies and exposed to constant expenditures for defence, and that it was an indignity that they should be taxed by a parliament in which they were not represented; at the same time the Pennsylvania assembly recognized it as " their duty to grant aid to the crown, according to their abilities, whenever required of them in the usual manner."

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  • His abilities were inconsiderable, his character weak, and he was qualified neither for the ordinary administration of public business nor for the higher sphere of statesmanship, and was entirely destitute of that experience which sometimes fills the place of natural aptitude.

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  • He was the son of a merchant, and was himself trained for the pursuits of commerce, in which, by his abilities and enterprising spirit, he attained a conspicuous position.

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  • His abilities were inconsiderable, his character weak, and he was qualified neither for the ordinary administration of public business nor for the higher sphere of statesmanship, and was entirely destitute of that experience which sometimes fills the place of natural aptitude.

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  • Although a woman of strong passions and great abilities she is, historically, less important as an individual than as the heiress of Aquitaine, a part of which was, through her second marriage, united to England for some four hundred years.

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  • P Y administrative abilities of his father, and the success of his reign was not commensurate with the vanity of the ruler.

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  • The ski resort features runs that are accessible for skiers of all abilities.

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  • He wasn't even being recognized for his abilities.

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  • Howie would first go back to earlier in the day and document precise activities of the director; we hoped they'd be sufficient for him to believe our abilities.

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  • He knows there is someone or something out there that has weird and exceptional abilities.

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  • This monster had managed to find Merrill Cooms, forcing us to acknowledge his abilities.

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  • She grinned, enjoying her newfound abilities.

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  • Do not underestimate our abilities.

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  • Don't all of the ruling pack have those abilities?

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  • Although he couldn't do everything he'd been able to do as a White God, he'd gained other abilities.

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  • It'll react differently with your natural abilities.

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

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  • Horace Walpole, who gives an unfavourable picture of his private character, acknowledges that Stone possessed "abilities seldom to be matched"; and he had the distinction of being mentioned by David Hume as one of the only two men of mark who had perceived merit in that author's History of England on its first appearance.

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  • Theodoric had a profound respect for his scientific abilities.

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  • But his pride was equal to his abilities.

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  • At Berlin he found a wider field for his abilities.

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  • During the latest and darkest years of Domitian he deemed it prudent to withdraw from public affairs, but his financial abilities were recognized by his nomination in 94 or 95 to the praefectura aerarii militar y (ix.

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  • Damasus suggested to him to revise the "Old Latin" translation of the Bible; and to this task he henceforth devoted his great abilities.

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  • Quintilian asserts that he was far superior to any writer of tragedies he had known, and Tacitus expresses a high opinion of his literary abilities.

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  • The historical student, then, cannot afford to be indifferent to any part of the record of man's political being; but as his abilities for study are limited, he will, while reckoning all history to be within his range, have his own special range within which he will master every detail (Rede Lecture).

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  • His abilities, and his zeal as a champion of the church, secured him rapid promotion.

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  • In 1563 he was sent to Spain, where his natural abilities were improved by a good education, but he lacked the frank and tolerant spirit of his father, resembling rather his uncle Philip II.

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  • Its fixed capital consists chiefly of (1) machines, (2) buildings which are the means of procuring a revenue, (3) agricultural improvements and (4) the acquired and useful abilities of all members of the society (since sometimes known as "personal capital").

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  • In 1534 Lord Thomas Fitzgerald, better known as Silken Thomas (so called because of a fantastic fringe worn in the helmet of his followers), a young man of rash courage and good abilities, son of the Lord Deputy Kildare, believing his father, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London, to have been beheaded, organized a rebellion against the English Government, and marched with his followers from the mansion of the earls of Kildare in Thomas Court, through Dame's Gate to St Mary's Abbey, where, in the council chamber, he proclaimed himself a rebel.

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  • His abilities were shown in an Eloge de Charles VII., which was crowned by the Academie de Nimes in 1820, and a memoir on Les Institutions de Saint Louis, which in 1821 was crowned by the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.

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  • These three factorspopular election, limited terms and small salarieshave all tended to lower the character of the judiciary; and in not a few states the state judges are men of moderate abilities and limited learning, inferior (and sometimes conspicuously inferior) to the best of the men who practise before them.

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  • He was simply a fair representative of the Italian piety of his day - amiable, ascetic in his personal habits, indefatigable in many forms of activity, and of more than respectable abilities; though the emotional side of his character had the predominance over his intellect.

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  • His abilities, his courtesy and his upright character made him a universal favourite.

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  • 1745), a scion of an impoverished branch of the family, who began his career as the peshwa's slipper-carrier and rose by his military abilities to be commander of his bodyguard.

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  • The death of the old king in 1509 restored him to the practice of his profession, and to that public career for which his abilities specially fitted him.

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  • In 1797, however, the attention of Talleyrand, then minister of foreign affairs, was called to his exceptional abilities by General Huet, and he was attached to the diplomatic service.

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  • His literary abilities were shown at an early age by his collaboration with his brother Philip in the Athenian Letters.

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  • Her abilities forced even her husband to rely on her judgment.

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  • 8 Plato also tells us that Socrates predicted the promotion of Alcibiades from his appearance; and Apuleius 9 speaks of Socrates recognizing the abilities of Plato at first view.

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  • This fact determined the stadtholder, Maurice of Nassau, to support the orthodox party - a party to which he inclined the more readily that Olden Barneveldt, the grand pensionary, the man whose uprightness and abilities he most dreaded, sided with the Remonstrants.

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  • So highly was he now esteemed for his courage, abilities and integrity, that all parties were anxious to have him on their side (Eloge, by Montesquieu).

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  • His various works give satisfactory evidence of his abilities as a theologian, mathematician, geographer, antiquary, historian and poet.

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  • The commanding abilities of Oldenbarneveldt, now advocate of Holland, gradually gathered into his hands the entire administration of the Republic. He became indispensable and, as his influence grew, more and more did the policy of the provinces acquire unity and con sistency of purpose.

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  • And yet strangely enough the States of Holland themselves were not really representative of the people of that province, but only of the limited, self-coopting burgher aristocracies of Amster- certain towns, each of which with its rights and liberties the highest abilities and of soaring ambition.

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  • This had been achieved by the military skill and statesmanlike abilities of Alexander Farnese, prince of Parma, appointed governor general on the death of Don John of Austria, on the prince of 1st of October 1578.

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  • Michael's abilities and attainments seem to have been considerable.

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  • Much was pardoned, however, to a youth so highly distinguished by abilities and acquirements.

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  • The fame of his abilities and learning continued to grow.

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  • This publication saved Johnson's character for honesty, but added nothing to the fame of his abilities and learning.

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  • But his conversation was nowhere so brilliant and striking as when he was surrounded by a few friends, whose abilities and knowledge enabled them, as he once expressed it, to send him back every ball that he threw.

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  • Ferdinand was by temperament melancholy, shy and distrustful of his own abilities.

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  • After two short and unfortunate reigns, the crown had been bestowed on Totila or Baduila, a warrior of distinguished abilities, who by degrees drove the imperial generals and governors out of Italy.

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  • But he was a man of considerable abilities, wonderful activity of mind, and admirable industry.

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  • Still, after making all deductions, it is plain that the man who accomplished so much, and kept the whole world so occupied, as Justinian did during the thirty-eight years of his reign, must have possessed no common abilities.

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  • During his three years of office he more than confirmed the high opinion formed of his abilities.

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  • He accepted the annexation of Hanover by Prussia without regret, and was one of the Hanoverians whose parliamentary abilities at once won a commanding position in the Prussian parliament, which he entered in 1867.

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  • For some reason - perhaps because Bismarck did not entirely trust him - he did not at this time attain quite so influential a position as might have been anticipated; nevertheless he was chairman of the parliamentary committee which in 1876 drafted the new rules of legal procedure, and he found scope for his great administrative abilities in the post of burgomaster of Osnabruck.

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  • During the last twenty years of his life Schurz was perhaps the most prominent Independent in American politics, and even more notable than his great abilities was his devotion to his high principles.

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  • Carlyle, conscious of great abilities, and impressed by such instances of the deleterious effects of the social atmosphere of London, resolved to settle in his native district.

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  • Carlyle was attracted by the brilliant abilities of the young lady, procured books for her and wrote letters to her as an intellectual guide.

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  • He was among the intimate personal friends of Newton, and his eminence and abilities secured his admission into the Royal Society of London in 1697, and afterwards into the Academies of Berlin and Paris.

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  • This was the first of a series of posts in which his administrative abilities found full scope.

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  • He embraced the reformed religion, and in 1579 left Paris, where his abilities and connexions promised a brilliant career, to establish himself at Geneva.

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  • After two years he took the degree of Ph.D., and in the autumn of 1793 received his theological certificate, stating him to be of good abilities, but of middling industry and knowledge, and especially deficient in philosophy.

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  • Loaded with all the burdens of government, Yahya, brought the most distinguished abilities to the exercise of his office.

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  • Hosain, who displayed remarkable abilities in the war that ensued.

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  • The inheritance was a perilous one; his mother and others would have dissuaded him from accepting it, but he, confident in his abilities, declared at once that he would undertake its obligations, and discharge the sums bequeathed by the dictator to the Roman people.

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  • Crassus was a man of only moderate abilities, and owed his importance to his great wealth.

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  • His position as a Mexican official, and the location of his fortified post on the border, commanding the interior country and lying on the route of the overland immigrants, made him of great importance in the years preceding and immediately following American occupation; although he was a man of slight abilities and wasted his great opportunities.

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  • From railroad making to cooking he has proved his abilities and trustworthiness.

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  • His conversational abilities won him the friendship of Lord Macclesfield (chief justice 1710-1718) who introduced him to Addison, described by Mandeville as "a parson in a tye-wig."

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  • The influence of English judges who knew his abilities and his circumstances enabled him to be called to the bar on the 6th of June 1866, dispensing with the usual three years as a student, and he acquired his first knowledge of the practice and methods of English courts as the pupil of Mr C. E.

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  • Pollock fully recognized his abilities and they became and remained firm friends.

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  • Public attention was first drawn to his abilities in 1753, when he delivered a lively attack, as a younger son who might hope to promote his advancement by allying himself in marriage to a wealthy heiress, against Lord Hardwicke's marriage bill.

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  • Joining the New York bar he obtained a lucrative practice and in 1812-13 was attorney-general of New York; his abilities and success being such that Judge Story declared him to be "by universal consent in the first rank of American advocates."

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  • He was accused 2 " I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and-thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass....I ever bare a mind (in some middle place that I could discharge) to serve her majesty; not as a man born under Sol, that loveth honour; nor under Jupiter, that loveth business (for the contemplative planet carrieth me away wholly); but as a man born under an excellent sovereign, that deserveth the dedication of all men's abilities.

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  • His abilities secured him rapid promotion, and in 1806 he obtained the post of auditor to the council of state.

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  • Meanwhile the writings and personal example of the pious rector of Llanddowror were stirring other Welshmen in the work of revival, chief amongst them being Howell Harris of Trevecca (1713-1773), a layman of brilliant abilities but erratic temperament; and Daniel Rowland (1713-1790), curate of Llangeitho in Mid-Cardiganshire, who became in time the most eloquent and popular preacher throughout all Wales.

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  • It was, however, on his appointment in 1848 as medical officer of health to the City of London, and afterwards to the government, that Simon's great abilities found scope for congenial exercise.

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  • Owing to his early death, Professor Clifford's abilities and achievements cannot be fairly judged without reference to the opinion formed of him by his contemporaries.

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  • Among the testimonies to his great abilities are those of Queen Elizabeth, of William Cecil and of Knox.

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  • Lord Palmerston, however, preferred the less important office of secretary-at-war, charged exclusively with the financial business of the army, without a seat in the cabinet, and in this position he remained, without any signs of an ambitious temperament or of great political abilities, for twenty years (1809-1828).

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  • That he possessed considerable literary abilities, and that these were carefully trained, we gather, both from the speeches which Tacitus puts into his mouth, and from the reputation he left as an orator, as attested by Suetonius and Ovid, and from the extant fragments of his works.

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  • He possessed considerable literary abilities; his speeches and Greek comedies were highly spoken of by his contemporaries.

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  • His piety and tolerant spirit, combined with his reputation for scholarship and eloquence and his diplomatic abilities, give him a unique place among the churchmen of his time.

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  • The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under _the protection of the state.

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  • For Henry looked to the learning and abilities of Reginald Pole to vindicate before Europe the justice of his divorce from Catherine of Aragon; and, when Pole was conscientiously compelled to declare the very opposite, the king's indignation knew no bounds.

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  • He was not indeed a parish pastor; he inspired church activities which grew to large proportions, but trusted the organization of them to laymen of organizing abilities in the church; and for acquaintance with his people he depended on such social occasions as were furnished in the free atmosphere of this essentially New England church at the close of every service.

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  • His abilities as a counsellor, statesman and diplomatist gained him the admiration of his contemporaries, and Henry of Huntingdon describes him as "the wisest man between this and Jerusalem."

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  • If he had been a man of moderate abilities he might have escaped.

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  • He was succeeded by Lord Rosebery, whose abilities and attainments had raised him to a high place in the Liberal counsels.

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  • His whole soul was wrapped up in his only son, of whose abilities he had the most extravagant estimate and hope.

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  • The report of them can hardly be doubted; and as the last relation was made (to the writer of this article) not with intent to ridicule Mr Disraeli's taste but to illustrate his conquering abilities, the story is repeated here.

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  • The hereditary dominions of Austria passed to his son Francis, afterwards the emperor Francis II., a youth of small abilities and no experience.

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  • Frau von Schmerling, who was distinguished by literary and artistic abilities, at that time rare in the Austrian capital, died in 1840, leaving two daughters.

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  • Only in a secondary sense is approval due to certain " abilities and dispositions immediately connected with virtuous affections," as candour, veracity, fortitude, sense of honour; while in a lower grade still are placed sciences and arts, along with even bodily skills and gifts; indeed, the approbation we give to these is not strictly moral, but is referred to the " sense of decency or dignity," which (as well as the sense of honour) is to be distinguished from 1 In a remarkable passage near the close of his eleventh sermon Butler seems even to allow that conscience would have to give way to self-love, if it were possible (which it is not) that the two should come into ultimate and irreconcilable conflict.

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  • For some time past he had been desirous of displaying his abilities and adding to his fame in Florence.

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  • Indeed no man ever concentrated authority to such a point, nor showed mental abilities at all comparable to his: an extraordinary power of work, prodigious memory for details and fine judgment in their selection; together with a luminous decision and a simple and rapid conception, all placed at the disposal of a sovereign will.

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  • Gebhard was a drunken and licentious man, who owes his prominence rather to his surroundings than to his abilities.

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  • A few words from his epitaph by Burke deserve quotation as giving the reason of the predominance of such an ordinary man as Lord Rockingham over a party abounding in men of great abilities: "A man worthy to be held in esteem, because he did not live for himself..

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  • He far exceeded all other statesmen in the art of drawing together, without the seduction of self-interest, the concurrence and co-operation of various dispositions and abilities of men, whom he assimilated to his character and associated in his labours."

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  • After the flight of that prince Zamoyski seems to have aimed at the throne himself, but quickly changed his mind and threw all his abilities into the scale in favour of Stephen Bathory and against the Austrian influence.

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  • Before this event, however, Richard had been appointed a baron of the exchequer, his great industry and exceptional abilities as an accountant being recognized by giving him a special seat at the exchequer table, and from 1168 until his death he frequently acted as one of the itinerant justices.

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  • His abilities, which were mainly of an administrative and military order, were soon rewarded by the cardinal's hat and the legation of Bologna.

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  • His position at court was uncomfortable, for though ambitious and conscious of possessing greater abilities than his brother (Louis XVI.), his scope for action was restricted; he consequently devoted his energies largely to intrigue, especially against Marie Antoinette, whom he hated.'

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  • The important duties with which he was entrusted attest Washington's entire confidence in his abilities and character; then and afterwards, indeed, reciprocal confidence and respect took the place, in their relations, of personal attachment.3 But Hamilton was ambitious for military glory - it was an ambition he never lost; he became impatient of detention in what he regarded as a position of unpleasant dependence, and (Feb.

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  • Chancellor James Kent, and others only less competent, paid remarkable testimony to his legal abilities.

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  • He now came forward as the professed champion and leader of the democracy, and, owing to the moderate abilities of his rivals and opponents, he was for some years undoubtedly the foremost man in Athens.

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  • Fould, besides uncommon financial abilities, had a taste for the fine arts, which he developed and refined during his youth by visiting Italy and the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean.

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  • He wasn't even being recognized for his abilities.

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  • For all of Quinn LeBlanc's intellectual abilities, I not sure Martha isn't the main bread winner while Quinn tinkers in the theoretical world of the intellectual elite.

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  • I wracked my brains in an attempt to formulate some way we could safely utilize Howie's unique abilities and produce beneficial results without exposing ourselves to God knows what.

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  • Howie was reluctant to demonstrate his abilities to yet another person but the four of us persuaded him, provided Brennan was able to get the ear of the right person.

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  • Howie would first go back to earlier in the day and document precise activities of the director; we hoped they'd be sufficient for him to believe our abilities.

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  • You've demonstrated your abilities and yet you've restricted your activities to accomplish a specific good, at no small risk to yourselves, I might add.

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  • I know Quinn continued to disdain the underutilization of Howie's abilities.

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  • He knows there is someone or something out there that has weird and exceptional abilities.

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  • She might have guessed about your abilities and limitations.

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  • Unfortunately, there were at least four where Howie's abilities could have been utilized.

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  • This monster had managed to find Merrill Cooms, forcing us to acknowledge his abilities.

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  • We offer safety in exchange for the use of your abilities to support our mission.

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  • While Cynthia was proud of her son Randy's athletic achievements, she always saw those abilities as a means to an end—not an end in itself.

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  • She grinned, enjoying her newfound abilities.

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  • The giants battled, and she couldn't help feeling awed by the prisoner's abilities as he met the blows of all three foes and remained standing.

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  • Conversation on the trip up was limited to Ryland's enthusiastic appraisal of his son's abilities and skiing in general, with no mention of Edith Shipton and her problems.

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  • Dean found the deep powder beyond his limited abilities and Donald Ryland seemed content to stay with him and ski the packed trails, sometimes cutting off to test the moguls and deeper snow at the trail's edge.

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  • Do not underestimate our abilities.

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  • The most rewarding aspect of living forever is you have unlimited time to perfect your abilities and accumulate wealth.

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  • If this was beyond her abilities, it would sound ugly.

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  • Don't all of the ruling pack have those abilities?

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  • I don't know what your human blood will do, dilute or enhance his abilities.

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  • Mayer's assessment of Byrne's true abilities were kept to a minimum.

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  • Although he couldn't do everything he'd been able to do as a White God, he'd gained other abilities.

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  • It'll react differently with your natural abilities.

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  • His abilities were beyond those of any immortal she knew.

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

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  • abilitye a friendly club which welcomes all runners and caters for all ages and abilities from beginners to County standard and beyond.

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  • abilityical problem solving abilities and the willingness to learn new skills are essential in this post.

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  • The test of their abilities is not a career-long wait for grudging acceptance.

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  • acquainted with the applicant 's academic and professional abilities.

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  • The magazine appeals to artists and illustrators of all abilities, from beginners and keen amateurs to professionals.

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  • A I have a large cross section of abilities and interests on the courses from complete beginners to advanced amateurs.

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  • To develop artistic, musical and sporting abilities of all children.

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  • The opening of these will quickly bring the awakening of your latent psychic abilities.

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  • He says aging baby boomers will insist on cars and trucks that take their diminished hearing, vision and physical abilities into consideration.

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  • He says aging baby boomers will insist on cars and trucks that take their diminished hearing, vision and physical abilities into consideration.

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  • These monsters will provide an interesting challenge because some of them have abilities that require more than just brute force to defeat them.

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  • Since high-speed CD-RW disks require a high-speed burner, it's best to be sure about your burner's abilities before buying media.

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  • As they are dragged through the rift caves to Quentaris some of the slaves undergo a change that awakens some dormant psychic abilities.

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  • cerebral palsy since birth, which affects her physical abilities and mobility.

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  • chawing over the play in New York, to see if the old Detective is suited to his abilities.

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  • The climbing is really excellent on beautiful granite cliffs with grade of climbs to suit all abilities.

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  • differentiated to suit their abilities.

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  • Call of Duty 3 also offers soldier classes, each with class specific abilities, and a ranking system for truly diversified squad combat.

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  • Just as we had perfected our new debugging method, called ' bug exportation, ' a man with your abilities comes to us.

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  • facultys I who, using my psionic abilities, destroyed the reasoning faculties of the Enigma craft's guidance system.

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  • The Queen Elizabeth forest alone offers 250 kms of waymarked forest trails with a variety of routes suitable for all abilities.

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  • ginkgo's phenomenal survival abilities are due to its ' unique chemistry, which pharmaceutical companies find difficult to synthesize.

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  • The free radical fighting abilities of melatonin - a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in your brain - are well known.

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  • gymkhana games and therefore open to all ages and abilities.

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  • Learn the basics so you can feel confident about your own abilities and to be able to rely on yourself when situations become hairy.

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  • They provide hands-on, work-based learning, equipping you with the practical and professional abilities sought by employers.

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  • Having a degree means you've not only got knowledge of that subject area, but also high-level research and intellectual abilities.

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  • hone abilities before joining the competition proper.

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  • His abilities as a trainer of (mostly) his own horses were matched only by his financial ineptitude.

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  • ladyckey (Womens) Jesus College has two ladies hockey teams catering for all abilities and levels of seriousness.

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  • Are we not capable of demonstrating our peaceful intentions by applying all our abilities and our ingenuity to achieving a truly lasting stability?

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  • latent in man, powers far greater than any psychic abilities.

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  • lovemaking abilities very public - calling him a ' super lover ' .

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  • feeling a misfit blighted Sassoon's abilities - and his poetry.

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  • One may not have a neutron bomb in one's arsenal, but it would strengthen our abilities if we successfully tested one.

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  • They cater [to] a range of abilities as the tasks are fairly open-ended.

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  • Any artistic abilities you may possess are given a strong dramatic overtone.

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  • Some teachers are insufficiently sensitive and can underestimate a childâs intellectual abilities or wrongly perceive a child as lazy.

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  • The goal is to enable telerobotic operations with full human abilities in hostile environments and advanced prosthetics.

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  • The 16-day event boasts 160 guided walks to suit all ages and abilities, whether you are an experienced rambler or more leisurely walker.

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  • reasoning abilities over finite state systems.

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  • recognition of uncommon achievement and outstanding abilities in the field of human values.

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  • reputed abilities by conducting experiments at the Stanford Institute.

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  • As your players age, their abilities will peak and decline, while fresh new rookies will join your ball club.

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  • savant abilities to develop without interference from parts of the brain which deal with concepts.

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  • Autistic savants who do seem to make the change, albeit belatedly, may thus lose their abilities.

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  • With no compulsory cycling tests, abilities on the road range from the skilled to the downright scary.

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  • Bilstein and De Carbon are heavy duty, non-adjustable gas shock absorbers offering vastly superior damping abilities and extended life compared to original equipment.

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  • skiers of all abilities.

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  • We want to nourish their artistic, scientific, sporting and other abilities.

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  • Their ship is not intended to reach its destination, but fortunately, they have a stowaway criminal with some useful abilities.

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  • But we may reasonable surmise that his subsequent promotions were as much owing to high birth as to great abilities.

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  • tactful care whilst supporting residents in maintaining and extending skills and self-care abilities.

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  • All abilities are welcome to enjoy multi terrain coaching on piste, off piste, or in the parks.

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  • He developed telekinesis before any of his other telepathic abilities, a skill he used for petty thievery to start with.

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  • The TRC is looking for sympathetic people, experienced in riding and handling thoroughbreds, who enjoy the thoroughbred 's temperament and abilities.

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  • Such was my father's estimation of my abilities in music, that he would not pay twopence for me.

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  • The school has a very good, broad and generally well-balanced curriculum that provides very well for pupils of all ages and abilities.

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  • Horace Walpole, who gives an unfavourable picture of his private character, acknowledges that Stone possessed "abilities seldom to be matched"; and he had the distinction of being mentioned by David Hume as one of the only two men of mark who had perceived merit in that author's History of England on its first appearance.

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  • Especially it was Gorgei (q.v.) whose great abilities he was the first to recognize, who refused obedience; the two men were in truth the very opposite to one another: the one all feeling, enthusiasm, sensibility; the other cold, stoical, reckless of life.

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  • In 472, more for his political than for his theological abilities, he was chosen to succeed Eparchius in the bishopric of Arverna (Clermont).

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  • Alexander had remarkable beauty and the striking personality of the successful charlatan, and must have been a man of considerable intellectual abilities and power of organization.

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  • Bethlen also supported Bocskay's successor Gabriel Bathory (1608-1613), but the prince became jealous of Bethlen's superior abilities, and he was obliged to take refuge with the Turks.

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  • His high social position, his influence at court, his character, as well as his undoubted abilities and learning, not often in Austria found in a man of his rank, gave him great influence.

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  • Theodoric had a profound respect for his scientific abilities.

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  • However, by his birth, his abilities and his connexions alike he was marked out for a high position, and after the death of his wife in February 1812 he was appointed ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Vienna, where he signed the treaty of TOplitz between Great Britain and Austria in October 1813; and accompanying the emperor Francis I.

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  • But his pride was equal to his abilities.

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  • Although a woman of strong passions and great abilities she is, historically, less important as an individual than as the heiress of Aquitaine, a part of which was, through her second marriage, united to England for some four hundred years.

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  • While several displayed commanding abilities, and some possessed many virtues, one alone attempted to conduct an administration in an enlightened manner, and he died prematurely.

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  • Domitian's succession (on the 13th of September 81) was unquestioned, and it would seem that he had intended, so far as his weak volition and mean abilities would allow, to govern well.

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  • The character of the Company's government was almost entirely dependent upon their abilities as statesmen.

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  • Gonzago, sensible of his secretary's abilities, commended him to Philip II.

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  • His abilities were speedily recognized by his contemporaries, and he enjoyed the friendship of such eminent men as Adam de Marisco and Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln.

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  • Although not a man of great abilities, Catulus exercised considerable influence through his political consistency and his undoubted solicitude for the welfare of the state.

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  • Here his abilities were speedily recognized, and in 1823 he was appointed meteorological observer to the Academy of Sciences.

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  • His distinguished abilities and his dexterity as a copyist of MSS.

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  • In 1836 he settled down as an advocate in Osnabruck: his abilities soon procured him a considerable practice, and he was appointed president of the Catholic Consistorium.

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  • At Berlin he found a wider field for his abilities.

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  • It was his misfortune that nearly all his life was spent in opposition, and he had no opportunity of showing his abilities as an administrator.

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  • When, after this contest, Jefferson became president (1801), there were two men whose commanding abilities marked them for the first places in the cabinet.

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  • His eminent and manifold services to his adopted country, his great abilities and upright character, assure him a high position in the history of the United States.

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  • The new archbishop, without being one of the English divines who have made notable contributions to theological learning, already had a great reputation for ecclesiastical statesmanship; and in subsequent years his diplomatic abilities found ample scope in dealing not only with the difficulties caused in the church by doctrinal questions, but pre-eminently with the education crisis, and with the new problems arising in the enlarged Anglican Communion.

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  • In 1684 he commenced the career of professor of natural law at Leipzig, and soon attracted attention by his abilities, but particularly by his daring attack upon traditional prejudices, in theology and jurisprudence.

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  • He gained the patronage of the bishop of Cyprus, who brought him to Venice, where his abilities were immediately recognized by his appointment to the chair of philosophy at Ferrara.

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  • But, if his truculent character was thus early displayed, his abilities were no less conspicuous; and, though still in his teens, he became lecturer on the Humanities at Tournai, whence, after but a short stay, he returned to Paris, to take his degree of doctor of canon law, and become regent of the college of Navarre.

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  • His extraordinary financial abilities and pronounced political capacity soon found ample scope in public life.

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  • The noveschi, being "fat burghers" with powerful connexions, abilities and traditions, gained increased strength and influence in exile; and five years later, on 22nd July 1487, they returned triumphantly to Siena, dispersed the few adherents of the popolo who offered resistance, murdered the captain of the people, reorganized the state, and placed it under the protection of the Virgin Mary.

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  • He then paid a generous tribute to the virtues, the abilities and services of Cobden, and he was followed by Disraeli, who with great force and felicity of language delineated the character of the deceased statesman, who, he said, "was an ornament to the House of Commons and an honour to England."

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  • the first place to the abilities of the two princes who vanian Hegemony.

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  • While in public life Conkling always attracted attention by his abilities, his keenness and eloquence in debate, his aggressive leadership and his striking personality.

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  • Both Cicero and Sallust express a high opinion of Bestia's abilities, but his love of money demoralized him.

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  • Schbnlein thus did something to introduce new and positive conceptions and exacter methods into Germany; but unfortunately his own mind retained the abstract habit of his country, and his abilities were dissipated in the mere speculations of Schelling.

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  • The government had now no choice but to secure if possible the person of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, whose social position more than his abilities made him the most important factor in the conspiracy.

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  • The school flourished under his management and also developed his administrative abilities, but gradually his thoughts began to turn towards other work.

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  • P Y administrative abilities of his father, and the success of his reign was not commensurate with the vanity of the ruler.

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  • Respect for his character and abilities attracted pupils irrespective of religious connexion, among them Newton Ogle, afterwards dean of Westminster.

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  • In recognition of his abilities, he received the citizenship of both Athens and Rome.

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  • His genius and character were superficial; his abilities were exercised upon ephemeral objects, and not inspired by lasting or universal ideas.

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  • During the latest and darkest years of Domitian he deemed it prudent to withdraw from public affairs, but his financial abilities were recognized by his nomination in 94 or 95 to the praefectura aerarii militar y (ix.

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  • Damasus suggested to him to revise the "Old Latin" translation of the Bible; and to this task he henceforth devoted his great abilities.

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  • An attempt was made to utilize fully the abilities of this eminent administrator by creating him civil lieutenant-governor, in whom to concentrate both the real and the nominal power of detailed administration; but the military authorities objected to his corresponding directly with the Colonial Office; and a political deadlock began to develop. Sir A.

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  • But the boy was sent to Blundell's School, Tiverton, and soon exhibited abilities which marked him out for a different career.

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  • The natural objection of the colonies, as voiced, for example, by the assembly of Pennsylvania, was that it was a cruel thing to tax colonies already taxed beyond their strength, and surrounded by enemies and exposed to constant expenditures for defence, and that it was an indignity that they should be taxed by a parliament in which they were not represented; at the same time the Pennsylvania assembly recognized it as " their duty to grant aid to the crown, according to their abilities, whenever required of them in the usual manner."

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  • Almost the only American scientist of his day, he displayed remarkably deep as well as remarkably varied abilities in science and deserved the honours enthusiastically given him by the savants of Europe.

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  • Quintilian asserts that he was far superior to any writer of tragedies he had known, and Tacitus expresses a high opinion of his literary abilities.

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  • His great abilities, enthusiasm and power of conveying instruction made him a successful and highly popular teacher, and his classes increased largely in numbers.

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  • JOHN CHARLES HERRIES (1778-1855), English politician, son of a London merchant, began his career as a junior clerk in the treasury, and became known for his financial abilities as private secretary to successive ministers.

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  • The historical student, then, cannot afford to be indifferent to any part of the record of man's political being; but as his abilities for study are limited, he will, while reckoning all history to be within his range, have his own special range within which he will master every detail (Rede Lecture).

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  • His abilities, and his zeal as a champion of the church, secured him rapid promotion.

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  • In 1563 he was sent to Spain, where his natural abilities were improved by a good education, but he lacked the frank and tolerant spirit of his father, resembling rather his uncle Philip II.

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  • Its fixed capital consists chiefly of (1) machines, (2) buildings which are the means of procuring a revenue, (3) agricultural improvements and (4) the acquired and useful abilities of all members of the society (since sometimes known as "personal capital").

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  • In 1534 Lord Thomas Fitzgerald, better known as Silken Thomas (so called because of a fantastic fringe worn in the helmet of his followers), a young man of rash courage and good abilities, son of the Lord Deputy Kildare, believing his father, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London, to have been beheaded, organized a rebellion against the English Government, and marched with his followers from the mansion of the earls of Kildare in Thomas Court, through Dame's Gate to St Mary's Abbey, where, in the council chamber, he proclaimed himself a rebel.

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  • His abilities were shown in an Eloge de Charles VII., which was crowned by the Academie de Nimes in 1820, and a memoir on Les Institutions de Saint Louis, which in 1821 was crowned by the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.

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  • These three factorspopular election, limited terms and small salarieshave all tended to lower the character of the judiciary; and in not a few states the state judges are men of moderate abilities and limited learning, inferior (and sometimes conspicuously inferior) to the best of the men who practise before them.

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  • He was simply a fair representative of the Italian piety of his day - amiable, ascetic in his personal habits, indefatigable in many forms of activity, and of more than respectable abilities; though the emotional side of his character had the predominance over his intellect.

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  • His abilities, his courtesy and his upright character made him a universal favourite.

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  • 1745), a scion of an impoverished branch of the family, who began his career as the peshwa's slipper-carrier and rose by his military abilities to be commander of his bodyguard.

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  • The death of the old king in 1509 restored him to the practice of his profession, and to that public career for which his abilities specially fitted him.

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  • In 1797, however, the attention of Talleyrand, then minister of foreign affairs, was called to his exceptional abilities by General Huet, and he was attached to the diplomatic service.

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  • His literary abilities were shown at an early age by his collaboration with his brother Philip in the Athenian Letters.

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  • Her abilities forced even her husband to rely on her judgment.

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  • 8 Plato also tells us that Socrates predicted the promotion of Alcibiades from his appearance; and Apuleius 9 speaks of Socrates recognizing the abilities of Plato at first view.

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  • This fact determined the stadtholder, Maurice of Nassau, to support the orthodox party - a party to which he inclined the more readily that Olden Barneveldt, the grand pensionary, the man whose uprightness and abilities he most dreaded, sided with the Remonstrants.

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  • So highly was he now esteemed for his courage, abilities and integrity, that all parties were anxious to have him on their side (Eloge, by Montesquieu).

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  • His various works give satisfactory evidence of his abilities as a theologian, mathematician, geographer, antiquary, historian and poet.

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  • The commanding abilities of Oldenbarneveldt, now advocate of Holland, gradually gathered into his hands the entire administration of the Republic. He became indispensable and, as his influence grew, more and more did the policy of the provinces acquire unity and con sistency of purpose.

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  • And yet strangely enough the States of Holland themselves were not really representative of the people of that province, but only of the limited, self-coopting burgher aristocracies of Amster- certain towns, each of which with its rights and liberties the highest abilities and of soaring ambition.

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  • This had been achieved by the military skill and statesmanlike abilities of Alexander Farnese, prince of Parma, appointed governor general on the death of Don John of Austria, on the prince of 1st of October 1578.

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  • Michael's abilities and attainments seem to have been considerable.

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  • Much was pardoned, however, to a youth so highly distinguished by abilities and acquirements.

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  • The fame of his abilities and learning continued to grow.

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  • This publication saved Johnson's character for honesty, but added nothing to the fame of his abilities and learning.

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  • But his conversation was nowhere so brilliant and striking as when he was surrounded by a few friends, whose abilities and knowledge enabled them, as he once expressed it, to send him back every ball that he threw.

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  • Ferdinand was by temperament melancholy, shy and distrustful of his own abilities.

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  • After two short and unfortunate reigns, the crown had been bestowed on Totila or Baduila, a warrior of distinguished abilities, who by degrees drove the imperial generals and governors out of Italy.

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  • But he was a man of considerable abilities, wonderful activity of mind, and admirable industry.

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  • Still, after making all deductions, it is plain that the man who accomplished so much, and kept the whole world so occupied, as Justinian did during the thirty-eight years of his reign, must have possessed no common abilities.

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  • During his three years of office he more than confirmed the high opinion formed of his abilities.

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  • He accepted the annexation of Hanover by Prussia without regret, and was one of the Hanoverians whose parliamentary abilities at once won a commanding position in the Prussian parliament, which he entered in 1867.

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  • For some reason - perhaps because Bismarck did not entirely trust him - he did not at this time attain quite so influential a position as might have been anticipated; nevertheless he was chairman of the parliamentary committee which in 1876 drafted the new rules of legal procedure, and he found scope for his great administrative abilities in the post of burgomaster of Osnabruck.

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  • During the last twenty years of his life Schurz was perhaps the most prominent Independent in American politics, and even more notable than his great abilities was his devotion to his high principles.

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  • Carlyle, conscious of great abilities, and impressed by such instances of the deleterious effects of the social atmosphere of London, resolved to settle in his native district.

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  • Carlyle was attracted by the brilliant abilities of the young lady, procured books for her and wrote letters to her as an intellectual guide.

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  • He was among the intimate personal friends of Newton, and his eminence and abilities secured his admission into the Royal Society of London in 1697, and afterwards into the Academies of Berlin and Paris.

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  • This was the first of a series of posts in which his administrative abilities found full scope.

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  • He embraced the reformed religion, and in 1579 left Paris, where his abilities and connexions promised a brilliant career, to establish himself at Geneva.

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  • After two years he took the degree of Ph.D., and in the autumn of 1793 received his theological certificate, stating him to be of good abilities, but of middling industry and knowledge, and especially deficient in philosophy.

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  • Loaded with all the burdens of government, Yahya, brought the most distinguished abilities to the exercise of his office.

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  • Hosain, who displayed remarkable abilities in the war that ensued.

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  • The inheritance was a perilous one; his mother and others would have dissuaded him from accepting it, but he, confident in his abilities, declared at once that he would undertake its obligations, and discharge the sums bequeathed by the dictator to the Roman people.

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  • Crassus was a man of only moderate abilities, and owed his importance to his great wealth.

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  • His position as a Mexican official, and the location of his fortified post on the border, commanding the interior country and lying on the route of the overland immigrants, made him of great importance in the years preceding and immediately following American occupation; although he was a man of slight abilities and wasted his great opportunities.

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  • From railroad making to cooking he has proved his abilities and trustworthiness.

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  • His conversational abilities won him the friendship of Lord Macclesfield (chief justice 1710-1718) who introduced him to Addison, described by Mandeville as "a parson in a tye-wig."

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  • The influence of English judges who knew his abilities and his circumstances enabled him to be called to the bar on the 6th of June 1866, dispensing with the usual three years as a student, and he acquired his first knowledge of the practice and methods of English courts as the pupil of Mr C. E.

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  • Pollock fully recognized his abilities and they became and remained firm friends.

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  • Public attention was first drawn to his abilities in 1753, when he delivered a lively attack, as a younger son who might hope to promote his advancement by allying himself in marriage to a wealthy heiress, against Lord Hardwicke's marriage bill.

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  • Joining the New York bar he obtained a lucrative practice and in 1812-13 was attorney-general of New York; his abilities and success being such that Judge Story declared him to be "by universal consent in the first rank of American advocates."

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  • He was accused 2 " I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and-thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass....I ever bare a mind (in some middle place that I could discharge) to serve her majesty; not as a man born under Sol, that loveth honour; nor under Jupiter, that loveth business (for the contemplative planet carrieth me away wholly); but as a man born under an excellent sovereign, that deserveth the dedication of all men's abilities.

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  • His abilities secured him rapid promotion, and in 1806 he obtained the post of auditor to the council of state.

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  • Meanwhile the writings and personal example of the pious rector of Llanddowror were stirring other Welshmen in the work of revival, chief amongst them being Howell Harris of Trevecca (1713-1773), a layman of brilliant abilities but erratic temperament; and Daniel Rowland (1713-1790), curate of Llangeitho in Mid-Cardiganshire, who became in time the most eloquent and popular preacher throughout all Wales.

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  • It was, however, on his appointment in 1848 as medical officer of health to the City of London, and afterwards to the government, that Simon's great abilities found scope for congenial exercise.

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  • Owing to his early death, Professor Clifford's abilities and achievements cannot be fairly judged without reference to the opinion formed of him by his contemporaries.

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  • Among the testimonies to his great abilities are those of Queen Elizabeth, of William Cecil and of Knox.

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  • Lord Palmerston, however, preferred the less important office of secretary-at-war, charged exclusively with the financial business of the army, without a seat in the cabinet, and in this position he remained, without any signs of an ambitious temperament or of great political abilities, for twenty years (1809-1828).

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  • That he possessed considerable literary abilities, and that these were carefully trained, we gather, both from the speeches which Tacitus puts into his mouth, and from the reputation he left as an orator, as attested by Suetonius and Ovid, and from the extant fragments of his works.

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  • He possessed considerable literary abilities; his speeches and Greek comedies were highly spoken of by his contemporaries.

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  • His piety and tolerant spirit, combined with his reputation for scholarship and eloquence and his diplomatic abilities, give him a unique place among the churchmen of his time.

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  • The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under _the protection of the state.

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  • For Henry looked to the learning and abilities of Reginald Pole to vindicate before Europe the justice of his divorce from Catherine of Aragon; and, when Pole was conscientiously compelled to declare the very opposite, the king's indignation knew no bounds.

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  • He was not indeed a parish pastor; he inspired church activities which grew to large proportions, but trusted the organization of them to laymen of organizing abilities in the church; and for acquaintance with his people he depended on such social occasions as were furnished in the free atmosphere of this essentially New England church at the close of every service.

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  • His abilities as a counsellor, statesman and diplomatist gained him the admiration of his contemporaries, and Henry of Huntingdon describes him as "the wisest man between this and Jerusalem."

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  • If he had been a man of moderate abilities he might have escaped.

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  • He was assisted by a remarkable manBenjamin Disraeliwho joined great abilities to great ambition, and who, embittered by Sir Robert Peels neglect to appoint him to office, had already displayed his animosity to the minister.

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  • He was succeeded by Lord Rosebery, whose abilities and attainments had raised him to a high place in the Liberal counsels.

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  • His whole soul was wrapped up in his only son, of whose abilities he had the most extravagant estimate and hope.

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  • The report of them can hardly be doubted; and as the last relation was made (to the writer of this article) not with intent to ridicule Mr Disraeli's taste but to illustrate his conquering abilities, the story is repeated here.

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  • The hereditary dominions of Austria passed to his son Francis, afterwards the emperor Francis II., a youth of small abilities and no experience.

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  • Frau von Schmerling, who was distinguished by literary and artistic abilities, at that time rare in the Austrian capital, died in 1840, leaving two daughters.

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  • Only in a secondary sense is approval due to certain " abilities and dispositions immediately connected with virtuous affections," as candour, veracity, fortitude, sense of honour; while in a lower grade still are placed sciences and arts, along with even bodily skills and gifts; indeed, the approbation we give to these is not strictly moral, but is referred to the " sense of decency or dignity," which (as well as the sense of honour) is to be distinguished from 1 In a remarkable passage near the close of his eleventh sermon Butler seems even to allow that conscience would have to give way to self-love, if it were possible (which it is not) that the two should come into ultimate and irreconcilable conflict.

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  • For some time past he had been desirous of displaying his abilities and adding to his fame in Florence.

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  • He behaved with extraordinary skill, displaying in the heat of the conflict all the abilities of an experienced conspirator, knowing, "like the snail, how to draw in his horns as soon as he met with an obstacle" (Thiers), but supple, resourceful and unscrupulous as to the choice of men and means in his obstinate struggle for power.

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  • Indeed no man ever concentrated authority to such a point, nor showed mental abilities at all comparable to his: an extraordinary power of work, prodigious memory for details and fine judgment in their selection; together with a luminous decision and a simple and rapid conception, all placed at the disposal of a sovereign will.

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  • Gebhard was a drunken and licentious man, who owes his prominence rather to his surroundings than to his abilities.

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  • A few words from his epitaph by Burke deserve quotation as giving the reason of the predominance of such an ordinary man as Lord Rockingham over a party abounding in men of great abilities: "A man worthy to be held in esteem, because he did not live for himself..

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  • He far exceeded all other statesmen in the art of drawing together, without the seduction of self-interest, the concurrence and co-operation of various dispositions and abilities of men, whom he assimilated to his character and associated in his labours."

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  • After the flight of that prince Zamoyski seems to have aimed at the throne himself, but quickly changed his mind and threw all his abilities into the scale in favour of Stephen Bathory and against the Austrian influence.

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  • Before this event, however, Richard had been appointed a baron of the exchequer, his great industry and exceptional abilities as an accountant being recognized by giving him a special seat at the exchequer table, and from 1168 until his death he frequently acted as one of the itinerant justices.

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  • His abilities, which were mainly of an administrative and military order, were soon rewarded by the cardinal's hat and the legation of Bologna.

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  • His position at court was uncomfortable, for though ambitious and conscious of possessing greater abilities than his brother (Louis XVI.), his scope for action was restricted; he consequently devoted his energies largely to intrigue, especially against Marie Antoinette, whom he hated.'

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  • The important duties with which he was entrusted attest Washington's entire confidence in his abilities and character; then and afterwards, indeed, reciprocal confidence and respect took the place, in their relations, of personal attachment.3 But Hamilton was ambitious for military glory - it was an ambition he never lost; he became impatient of detention in what he regarded as a position of unpleasant dependence, and (Feb.

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  • Chancellor James Kent, and others only less competent, paid remarkable testimony to his legal abilities.

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  • He now came forward as the professed champion and leader of the democracy, and, owing to the moderate abilities of his rivals and opponents, he was for some years undoubtedly the foremost man in Athens.

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  • Fould, besides uncommon financial abilities, had a taste for the fine arts, which he developed and refined during his youth by visiting Italy and the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean.

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  • The idea was that it would be great to make machines that behaved like us and, through that, we could harness their abilities.

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  • The 16-day event boasts 160 guided walks to suit all ages and abilities, whether you are an experienced rambler or more leisurely walker.

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  • For example, model checkers offer very powerful reasoning abilities over finite state systems.

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  • A new lectureship is appointed each year as recognition of uncommon achievement and outstanding abilities in the field of human values.

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  • At the moment, there is no known single process or mechanism which can explain regenerative abilities.

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  • Several researchers in California, including Dr. Jacques Vallee, tested his reputed abilities by conducting experiments at the Stanford Institute.

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  • As your players age, their abilities will peak and decline, while fresh new rookies will join your ball club.

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  • Autistic savants who do seem to make the change, albeit belatedly, may thus lose their abilities.

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  • This allows the areas dedicated to savant abilities to develop without interference from parts of the brain which deal with concepts.

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  • With no compulsory cycling tests, abilities on the road range from the skilled to the downright scary.

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  • Bilstein and De Carbon are heavy duty, non-adjustable gas shock absorbers offering vastly superior damping abilities and extended life compared to original equipment.

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  • The area is suitable for skiers of all abilities.

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  • We want to nourish their artistic, scientific, sporting and other abilities.

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  • Have you and your abilities become stereotyped by others?

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  • Their ship is not intended to reach its destination, but fortunately, they have a stowaway criminal with some useful abilities.

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  • Early face recognition abilities are thought to be served by a subcortical system, which is replaced by an experience-dependent cortical system.

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  • You are then able to play through the rest of the game with all-new superhuman abilities.

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  • If using the FUDGE character advancement rules these Blessings count as Gifts or supernormal abilities, at the GM 's option.

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  • But we may reasonable surmise that his subsequent promotions were as much owing to high birth as to great abilities.

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  • They should be able to provide competent and tactful care whilst supporting residents in maintaining and extending skills and self-care abilities.

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  • Here are some comments from students: ' Pro bono has helped me demonstrate my leadership skills as well as teamwork abilities....

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  • All abilities are welcome to enjoy multi terrain coaching on piste, off piste, or in the parks.

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  • He developed telekinesis before any of his other telepathic abilities, a skill he used for petty thievery to start with.

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  • The TRC is looking for sympathetic people, experienced in riding and handling thoroughbreds, who enjoy the thoroughbred 's temperament and abilities.

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  • Such was my father 's estimation of my abilities in music, that he would not pay twopence for me.

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  • Second relax into a rhythm and fish within your abilities, as the flashy or untried technique will probably land you in trouble.

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  • Some companies make it clear which skills or abilities they are looking for from applicants on their vacancy advertisement or on their company website.

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  • The school has a very good, broad and generally well-balanced curriculum that provides very well for pupils of all ages and abilities.

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  • It is important that you are not insecure about your abilities when taking a leadership position.

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  • The English teacher used a tree as a metaphor for her students' abilities to grow into strong, capable adults.

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  • The English teacher used a tree as a metaphor for her students' abilities to grow into strong, capable adults.

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  • Aaron really wished his boss would stop doubting his abilities so that he could work more independently.

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  • The county's schools segregate the students according to their academic abilities.

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  • Point out all of his wonderful talents and abilities.

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  • As he grows towards his first birthday, he is picking up new abilities rapidly.

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  • Along with motor skills, sensory skills develop upon a foundation of natural abilities.

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  • My goal in life is to help as many children as I can communicate to best of their abilities and to help guide their parents through the sometimes scary process.

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  • A history of the older child's physical and mental abilities, health issues, talents, skills, and development has already been established.

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  • Music is suitable for guests of all ages and all physical abilities.

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  • A monitor with a variety of features and abilities isn't a wise buy if its manufacturing is weak.

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  • Yes, outside opportunities do grant a child the ability to exercise different abilities, but it is doubtful that the early American colonists were spending summers carting their toddlers off to "Mommy and Me" pottery classes.

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  • If residing in a cool climate, choose materials like wool that are known for their insulation abilities.

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  • A primary consideration for digital camcorders is lens zoom abilities.

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  • While it acts as a mechanical broadhead, it has the penetration abilities of a fixed blade.

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  • You'll need to consider the towing abilities of your vehicle.

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  • If your gold is unencumbered it means that the gold is subject to physical delivery at any time and is not influenced by the financial abilities of the storage provider.

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  • Your woodworking abilities - If this is your first woodworking project, try to find plans that are simple and don't have a lot of details.

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  • Kids of all reading abilities find these books fun and easy to read, with scary and sometimes violent twists in the story.

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  • It may stretching the reading abilities of some fifth-graders, but Hatchet is a completely absorbing story that's definitely worth the time it takes to finish.

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  • Armed with all of your credit information, possible rate scenarios and knowledge regarding your spending and budget abilities, you're ready to shop for cards and apply.

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  • Unless a person is quite confident in their own abilities to cover all of the bases and consider all the consequences of the issues that may come up, it may make more sense to pay for proper legal advice.

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  • When deciding whether to grant alimony, judges consider the alimony requirements in their area as well as both spouses' present and future earning abilities, length of marriage, health, age and overall conduct.

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  • In the most contaminated areas, aquatic animal and birds are directly affected, reducing their reproductive abilities, causing mutations, or killing them outright.

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  • This tea is designed to naturally enhance the body's digestive system by combining ginger root, peppermint, and chamomile, which are touted for their soothing and stomach-settling abilities.

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  • While there seems to be no concrete evidence that proves the curing abilities of the EPO oil, GLA and omega-6 fatty acids, studies are ongoing.

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  • One of their most significant benefits includes their cancer-fighting abilities.

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  • Taking turmeric for three days will not yield an accurate assessment of the herb's abilities.

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  • Remember that you are inviting this designer into your home; make sure you can move ahead with full trust and confidence in their abilities.

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  • Vanessa, who is always so vocally confident about her abilities, took her beauty shop theme slightly too literally.

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  • If you are a do-it-yourself type of person and feel confident in your abilities to install your own kitchen cabinets, there are ready to assemble cabinets that can be shipped to your home.

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  • She channels her artistic abilities into the creation of a limited edition line of makeup for that edgy rocker chic look.

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  • Each class of Pokemon comes with its own skills and abilities.

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  • Encouraging your child to delve into art projects will also strengthen her cognitive and problem-solving skills, her sensory abilities, and her fine motor skills.

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  • Games are available for players at different ages and playing abilities.

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  • The basic version is free, but for $15 you can register and receive additional features like no ads, enhanced translation abilities and other usages of the word in the language you are translating to.

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  • Once you've mastered the tools that come with the software, you can expand your abilities by searching for additional plugins, filters, and [[Digital Image Editing Tutorials|editing tutorials]] that address specific areas of image editing.

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  • The program's camera support is another reason for its high rating, as well as the program's abilities to prepare photos for websites.

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  • You Need a Change: Often times, you will improve in your ski abilities and wish to have more flexibility for jumps and other movements.

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  • Instead of shelling out a few hundred dollars for private or group lessons, many online communities offer free instruction for skiers of all abilities.

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  • This implies that the skier exaggerates his or her skiing abilities in order obtain a higher DIN setting.

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  • Signing up for a demo day on the slopes or renting a pair of skis is the best way to determine the proper ski length for your abilities.

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  • Clients are grouped according to their skiing and snowboarding abilities.

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  • Signing up for a demo day on the slopes is the best way to determine the proper alpine ski length for your abilities.

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  • Most skiers find it difficult to objectively assess their own abilities and performance.

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  • The resort receives up to 50 inches of snow each year, and the facility has snowmaking abilities onsite.

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  • China Peak has a range of activities that will appeal to skiers of all abilities and ages.

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  • Individual factors that induce stress include your family dynamics, outlook and coping abilities.

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  • It's not that those people have any special abilities.

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  • For example, because of these new found "thinking" abilities, you are able to question rules and to argue about whether those rules are reasonable and fair.

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  • The first time you play, you learn how to move characters, what abilities they have, and what you need to accomplish to win.

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  • Making homework a priority during middle school will greatly increase your student's academic abilities in high school.

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  • Most part time jobs for teens under age 16 require shorter hours, so it should not interfere too much with academic abilities.

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  • According to YourDictionary.com, a peer is a person who shares your rank, values and abilities among other things.

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  • Emphasize your teen's unique strengths, talents, abilities, and personality.

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  • The Red Cross babysitting course is a great opportunity for teens that really want to take their babysitting abilities to the next level.

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  • Thank you for the gift of your time, abilities, and the dishes!

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  • Petite frames can rejoice in the lengthening abilities a short dress can have on your silhouette.

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  • The program includes measures designed to help relieve addicts' cravings and improve their cognitive abilities.

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  • Underperforming relative to ones abilities, not getting the job done, problems with professional relationships, not delivering, unexplained absences, and tardiness are often present with alcohol abuse.

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  • Abilities such as braking quickly, steering, changing lanes safely, and/or dealing with changing road conditions may be impaired.

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  • Vocational, spiritual, emotional, and social abilities are practiced.

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  • Almost all sense and coordination abilities are completely impaired.

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  • Stretching your abilities is always a fun challenge, as long as you have the time to hone your ideas.

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  • Before you start, it's helpful to have an accurate gauge of your skill level as a cake decorator so you can choose a design that matches well with your abilities.

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