About-to sentence example

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  • He's about to run into something bad.
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  • I'm about to starve to death.
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  • I was about to deny, but she put a finger to my lips.
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  • I turned away, about to leave the room.
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  • He's not about to let the pup out of the kennel and be forced to shut down all good we're accomplishing.
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  • We're about to move in.
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  • Chances were, things were about to get ugly.
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  • Or, I'm alive and about to be dead.
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  • I was about to ask you the same question.
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  • But it didn't fit the man she had come to know, and she wasn't about to believe it simply because he hadn't made a pass at her yet.
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  • I'm not about to go on your honeymoon with you or watch Martha undress!
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  • I knew what I was about to say was far more than I wanted to offer.
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  • Betsy looked about to say something, but turned and led the others to the conference room.
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  • I have a baby and I'm not about to drag Claire all over the United States!
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  • Relatives from Delaware and Alabama are about to visit.
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  • I was about to call them, it was so late and you hadn't come home.
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  • One of my men spotted a Pace Arrow and was about to stop it when he saw it had Alabama license plates so he let it pass and kept going.
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  • I have to, because Damian's going to be gone for another week and a half, and then a lot of bad stuff is about to happen, but whatever.
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  • Having a baby was something they should be excited about - talking about to others.
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  • He was right about the coat, but she wasn't about to go back and get it.
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  • His movements were deliberate as he walked toward her - as if he were measuring every word he was about to say.
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  • You know you love each other, but you aren't about to admit it.
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  • I'm not about to jeopardize my job by asking all kinds of questions.
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  • If he didn't bring up the subject again, she wasn't about to.
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  • Maybe he knew he was about to lose a good housekeeper.
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  • Well, he's about to outgrow the cradle.
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  • Betsy stopped me as I was about to follow.
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  • Howie was about to become Father Abbott, a Catholic priest when a drunk in a half million dollar motor home broadsided him.
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  • His reminded her of a cobra about to strike, though he'd pulled the gun up to his shoulder.
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  • The back of his skull buzzed harder until he wondered if his scalp was about to spin off and fly away.
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  • She sensed Talon was about to rebel, as was she at the thought of swimming after such an exhausting walk.
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  • The battle over humanity was about to get even more brutal.
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  • Jule smiled despite his unease, not about to be caught off guard by the creature.
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  • Jule snapped off the end of the arrow in his shoulder, not about to bleed to death before he'd killed the immortal.
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  • His gaze narrowed, as if about to accuse her of lying.
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  • Jenn ran through the halls, certain no vamp was about to get in her way when all of them so far were dead.
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  • He wasn't sure what was going on, and he wasn't about to worry Rourk more by admitting there was a seven-foot vamp with unlimited power loose somewhere.
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  • He didn't know if she'd understand—or forgive him—for what he was about to do to her.
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  • Damian raised an eyebrow, not about to humor the otherworldly harbinger of bad news.
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  • He stopped in her personal zone, too close, but she wasn't about to back down this time.
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  • She was about to lie down when she sensed Damian walk by.
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  • Worse, she wasn't about to give the creature that tricked her into Hell and turned her Immortal an ounce of compassion.
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  • She shook her head, not about to believe anything of the sort happened outside her nightmare.
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  • Deidre's breathing was ragged as she tried to process what she was about to do.
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  • You weren't about to take a chance that you lose her, Gabriel said, sounding baffled.
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  • I'm about to summon Darkyn.
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  • He couldn't know that she was about to become the only thing standing between his soul and Darkyn.
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  • Unable to look away from him, she couldn't fight the sense she was about to have a total meltdown.
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  • She planted her hands on her hips, tempted but not about to do it, now the she knew he wanted her to.
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  • You always appear when something bad is about to happen.
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  • Maybe someone had accidentally summoned her, and she wasn't about to have yet another confrontation today.
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  • He went to the sink and began attacking the pile of dirty dishes as he pondered how they would tell the young girl her world was about to flip upside down.
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  • As he was about to leave, Brandon Westlake returned with Cynthia and, being sympathetic to his labors, volunteered to ferry the returning swimmers back to Bird Song.
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  • He wasn't about to donate any fodder to the other horse in the race.
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  • Dean felt a pang of sympathy—a child herself about to bring a life into the world.
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  • As he neared the softball stands and was about to return to his Jeep when a hand touched his arm.
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  • Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald was slipping two one-pint bottles of vodka into a paper bag as Dean was about to open the door.
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  • We were just about to go up in the mountains now.
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  • Cynthia looked about to cry, but her anger held her tears in check, at least until they were back in bed.
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  • I had to do something and I'm not about to drink—too damn early.
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  • Paul was about to fire him, and perhaps more.
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  • Wynn pitied her but wasn't about to ask any favors of the demon lord that didn't involve Wynn leaving Hell – and Deidre – behind.
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  • Wynn wasn't about to ask why it was secret or spend too much time in Hell with the violent creature before him.
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  • She was about to summon a spell to clear the sidewalk completely when she recalled she wasn't able to use her power anymore.
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  • Though he hated the idea, he wasn't about to take any chances this time around.
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  • His predecessor, Zamon, knew he was about to be defeated.
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  • Tamer was serious, but Gabriel wasn't about to take him up on it when his own dealers were ditching him.
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  • Deities did things differently, but he wasn't about to do what his predecessor would have and demand a favor of someone like Andre.
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  • Then again, if she owed any sort of debt to Darkyn, Gabriel wasn't about to be caught off guard.
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  • You are the only way out of Hell, and I'm not about to make you a deal.
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  • He suspected it was the feeling that he was about to explode and not the cool morning.
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  • I mean, you're about to find a way into the underworld.
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  • At a loss as to what to do next, he was about to summon Darkyn when the room shook.
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  • The Dark One's fathomless eyes were colder than a winter night, and Gabriel wasn't about to back down this time.
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  • He wasn't about to lose her or the chance to build a life with the woman he'd loved for tens of thousands of years.
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  • Retrieving her robe from the bed, she was about to put it on when his hand captured her arm in a steel grip.
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  • If his week was any indication, this was not about to fix itself as easily as the portal shutting out his assassins.
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  • She flung the door open and slammed it closed, about to run for her room, when she stopped cold.
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  • She wasn't about to look in the bathtub.
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  • He was calm and patient as always, but she wasn't about to piss off her last friend on the planet.
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  • Deidre bit her tongue to keep from saying what she wanted to, mainly that a relationship consisted of two people, and she was not about to be one of them.
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  • With her taste in his mouth and scent on his skin, he was about to go insane, especially after walking away from her.
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  • Personally, he wasn't about to let Wynn hurt any of the people he cared about.
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  • She wanted to tell him to leave, but whatever bond existed between them, it filled her with warmth and energy that quelled the meltdown she was about to have.
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  • He wasn't about to murder this Deidre to fetch the soul of past-Deidre.
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  • He didn't have the pointed teeth of a demon, which she hoped was indication enough she wasn't about to make a deal with the devil.
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  • She wasn't about to get her throat torn out before she found some way to get out of here.
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  • Her life was about to enter its next phase of the nightmare.
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  • The only immortals on Death's list were those who were about to become dead-dead.
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  • He sensed what Gabriel wouldn't say: things were about to change for him, and he suspected that meant he'd soon be free.
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  • He'd go to her apartment tomorrow and explain to her what her fate was about to become.
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  • The room was dark, the floor-to-ceiling windows displaying the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, whose frame was outlined by lights against the dark Parisian sky She was about to step onto the balcony when a knock at the door drew her attention.
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  • Don't know the size of the storm about to hit you, do you.
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  • Not about to relive it, she said, crossing her arms.
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  • He left, though she sensed he sought her out for a reason and wasn't about to grow patience.
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  • She wasn.t about to stick around for this one.
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  • Panic churned within her, and she was about to cry out for Rhyn when Jared snagged her arm.
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  • He was about to address Kiki again when Katie.s angry words hit him.
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  • Kris wasn.t about to lose Hannah the same way.
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  • Tears rose as she realized she was about to leave for good.
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  • He wasn.t about to comfort a man he tolerated but didn.t like.
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  • He was about to rise and open a portal to Hell—Kris be damned!—when an Immortal knocked and opened the door.
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  • He.d never wanted to lose her, and he wasn.t about to back down now.
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  • I mean, this is supposed to be you starting your lives together, not hauling around your poor spinster of a friend who's about to be abandoned.
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  • She went about her business and was about to leave when the door opened and two beautiful, tall women entered.
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  • She was about to walk away in defeat and take her place in a dark corner watching the partygoers when she heard the sounds of approaching footsteps.
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  • Just when she was about to dart away from the door and hide behind any piece of furniture she could find, the footsteps stopped.
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  • Not only had she been dragged to another planet by her best friend, but now she was about to be betrayed by a prisoner she tried to free.
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  • She was about to object when the disc beneath his feet levitated and launched them into the air.
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  • She was about to sneak away when A'Ran's sword lowered, and he turned, alerted by the boy's reaction.
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  • She wasn't about to tell him what she'd overheard Ne'Rin say.
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  • She was about to object when he released her to signal one of his other men forward.
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  • She had the unsettling feeling that he was about to disappear from her life forever.
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  • He sat back for a moment, heart pounding at the prospect of what he was about to do.
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  • The Council believes he's destroyed one planet and is about to destroy a second.
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  • I wasn't about to talk them out of it.
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  • Claire scowled as she looked up, about to reply.
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  • With the ice climbing festival about to open a lot of the climbers are arriving early.
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  • Effie explained effusively how she and her sister had spent the day resurrecting their long lost great-aunt, whom Dean wondered if they were about to dub Saint Annie.
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  • Dean bit his lip, assuming the little woman was about to complain about Gladys Turnbull's late night writing, but she had other concerns.
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  • Donnie clung to his mother, eyes wide, pointing to a climber about to descend from the corner of the bridge.
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  • I'm about to go blind reading them old microfilm newspapers.
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  • We were about to run out so I got smart and just changed the front door lock after Christmas.
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  • As he was about to leave, Corday entered the dimly lit establishment.
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  • There's a good chance Donnie is finally about to get some psychiatric help— help a long time coming.
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  • They are about to go back to Boston.
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  • Dean blanked from his mind what he was about to do, concentrating on the task at hand.
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  • Cynthia looked about to cry.
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  • Right in the middle stood a cute little redhead about to make her shot.
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  • He was about to ask if she played, but she was already appreciating the ceiling."My God, that's hand carved."
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  • He had picked up a Tantalus and was about to smash it on the floor.
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  • He stood motionless for a while and when Jackson was about to say, "What are you waiting for?"
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  • Josh didn't know about the horse ranch, and she wasn't about to tell him - not as long as he was holding the goats over her head like a club.
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  • She staggered back, but she wasn't about to let them fight over her.
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  • She wasn't about to say anything.
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  • If he knew something was about to happen, then others within the government did as well.
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  • He'd been about to ask a similar question.
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  • He lowered Dan into a chair outside the doctor's quarters and was about to sit for a breather when the general slapped him on the arm.
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  • If she'd protected her secret from a thousand people, she wasn't about to reveal it to him.
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  • He didn't know, and he knew the one person who might wasn't about to tell.
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  • He'd all but rejected her deal to sleep with him and wasn't about to hand her equipment over to her.
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  • Lana paled, expecting her day wasn't about to get any easier.
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  • At the same time, Tim was about to bring the rest of her world crashing down around her.
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  • She straightened in her seat, not sure if she was about to do the right thing or not.
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  • What your grandfather planned with mine so long ago is about to happen.
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  • The era of fractured power and corruption is about to end.
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  • Their world was about to get messier.
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  • She was about to lose her only tool.
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  • She needed anything to take her mind off the next few hours, because she had no idea if she'd survive what she was about to try.
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  • Kris and his mate, Hannah – Rhyn's other buffer – weren't about to live the rest of Immortality on the beach with him.
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  • You're about to get all the rest you want.
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  • He'd gone still, like a panther about to launch itself.
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  • He's about to lead my demons to the underworld.  With the Immortals in disarray and Death's … mistake, I can own the underworld before Rhyn can control his power enough to stop me.
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  • She was about to roll over and check Gabriel's hands when she recalled he always wore gloves.
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  • Rhyn sensed there was more to Gabriel's thought, but he wasn't about to stand around talking when Katie was out there somewhere, being stalked by Death.
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  • The super-demon bowed his head and left.  Darkyn watched him go then looked again at the hourglass.  He hadn't expected Death to quit, but she was about to give him a new window of opportunity, one that might be more powerful.  He might soon take over the underworld and its army of souls.
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  • The man paused, leaning against a post, and confirmed in a somewhat slurred voice that indeed he was about to take a dip.
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  • He's about to be nominated for sainthood.
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  • Just as Dean was about to follow Harrigan out the door, Rita turned from the phone to tell Dean he had a visitor downstairs.
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  • The return trip took them past Bascomb Place and as they rounded the corner, Fred yelled "Stop!" so violently Dean thought he was about to run down an unseen nun.
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  • Friday morning had a yellow cast about it as if something omi­nous was about to take place.
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  • He was about to pull on the bottoms when he wondered if she would wear panties to bed.
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  • He munched on a leftover casserole some thoughtful neighbor had donated to poor hero Fred and was about to doze when the telephone startled Mrs. Lincoln from his lap.
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  • Dean thanked her and was about to hang up but she insisted he tell that nice Mr. O'Connor she had called and would hold him to his promise to stop by and see her.
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  • If she wanted him to come in, she didn't suggest it and he wasn't about to rush matters.
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  • I'm sorry, but I'm not about to end this business with us screaming at each other!
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  • I'm not about to have your dead body on my conscience.
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  • As he was about to introduce himself, he heard a familiar voice over his shoulder.
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  • In spite of his hesitancy he wasn't about to quit.
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  • I was just about to pat myself on the back for weaseling out the location of Corbin's tent.
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  • The clus­ter of 12 riders who passed him further up the mountain was now about to pass the other rider.
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  • I wasn't about to stop it.
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  • At last, when he was about to begin rapping his head on the wall for attention, he heard a click at the lock and the sound of the door opening.
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  • Last night you said you were feeling anxious because you no longer had a home and you were about to lose your name.
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  • Her stomach hurt and she felt weak, but she wasn't about to let him carry her around like an invalid.
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  • There was no way to know, and he wasn't about to bring it up.
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  • But she wasn't about to reveal that to Jonny.
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  • In the meantime, she wasn't about to go down without a fight.
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  • She wasn't about to let him use her to betray any of them, especially Darian, who had gone through too much already.
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  • You're not about to tell me anything else, are you?
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  • I'm not about to wait around for Others to fry me.
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  • If I remember correctly, you were about to die when I rescued you from them.
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  • She wasn't about to go through losing someone she cared about or letting Darian go through his loss again.
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  • She wasn't about to encourage Darian, not when she couldn't handle the results.
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  • What she'd done—and been about to do—made her step back.
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  • She'd be in danger no matter what, but he wasn't about to give them the rope they sought to hang her.
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  • He was about to press her to make an actual vow when she sighed.
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  • Whatever the inside joke was, he wasn't about to share it and she didn't ask.
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  • I'm telling you that Darian is about to destroy one world.
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  • She wasn't about to live with the guilt of hurting yet a third person she cared about.
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  • She was about to venture away from them when Bianca took her arm.
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  • He had unfinished business with both women, and he wasn't about to let Jenn fight a battle she'd lose.
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  • Her past was about to become permanently gone.
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  • He didn't dare cross the divide between them, not when he'd known he was about to kill her.
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  • She paused, obviously reconsidering what she was about to say.
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  • Carmen wasn't about to argue and it wasn't likely that Felipa would either.
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  • She wasn't about to lose her temper again.
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  • Whatever it was, he wasn't about to enter a hospital until he'd had his dinner.
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  • Easing her pain cost him nothing, but he wasn't about to go hungry.
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  • Jessi glanced towards his bedroom, not about to knock on his door to see if he was ready.
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  • He was right, but she wasn't about to admit it.
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  • We're about to make your dreams come true.
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  • It swallowed her senses, but she wasn't about to lose complete control to someone like Xander.
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  • The realization helped her push back the trance she'd been about to fall into.
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  • Jessi wasn't about to cave to his appetite, but Toni was almost begging.
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  • She was about to have a break down.
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  • As in, when I say the word boundary, you stop whatever it is you're doing or about to do and leave me alone.
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  • Not about to get caught up in his games, Jessi rose with her coffee and started into the apartment.
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  • She wasn't about to give Xander any leverage into her life, especially since she was planning on robbing him.
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  • That stopped whatever fire she was about to direct his way.
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  • She danced away, through the kitchen and down the stairs, not about to be carried out of his apartment like they were cave people.
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  • He wasn't certain why it mattered, except that he wasn't about to lose this round to Damian or Jenn.
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  • Unable to decide what his level of involvement with Jessi should be, Xander wasn't about to admit anything to Jenn.
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  • Xander suspected the protective older brother was about to say something to him about upsetting Jessi.
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  • Especially if she was about to betray him to Jonny.
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  • He was about to find out whose side she was on; he only hoped it didn't piss him off.
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  • Xander drank until the edge of hunger was gone, suspecting the talk they were about to have would force him to find alternate sources for a full meal.
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  • He'd realize she was about to betray him, then come to kill her.
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  • You delivered or are about to.
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  • The world's about to end! he laughed and darted away.
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  • He didn't need to use it all to get what he wanted, but he wasn't about to let someone who hurt Jessi off with a quick death.
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  • In addition to various sounds produced at other times, an elephant when about to charge gives vent to a shrill loud 'trumpet'.
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  • Yet she still clung to old associations, and on her grandmother's death was about to return to her convent, but was dissuaded by her friends, who found her a husband.
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  • When about to enter Austrian territory proper his advance was, however, checked by the armistice of Villafranca.
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  • The queen set about to obtain a divorce, and used her influence for the return of Albany as a means of undoing her husband's power.
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  • It was decided to send a deputation of bishops with a letter of greeting to the national council of the Russian Church about to be assembled (60) and certain conditions were laid down for intercommunion with certain of the Churches of the Orthodox Eastern Communion (62) and the "ancient separated Churches of the East" (63-65).
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  • When an apostle was about to be chosen as successor to Judas, the people were invited to take part in the election;"and when deacons were about to be appointed the Apostles asked the people to make the choice.
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  • He was about to write a treatise on the steam-engine, when the Polish War of Independence summoned him back to Warsaw in November 1830.
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  • When Lord Exmouth was about to bombard the city in 1816, the British consul was thrown into prison and loaded with chains.
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  • Bound hand and foot he was thrown alive into a mould in which a block of concrete was about to be made.
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  • At the very moment when Matthias was about to profit by the disappearance of his most capable rival, another dangerous rebellion, headed by the primate and the chief dignitaries of the state, with the object of placing Casimir, son of Casimir IV., on the throne, paralysed Matthias's foreign policy during the critical years 1470-1471.
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  • But now the moment had arrived when this vast group of provinces, forming the future kingdom of the Two Sicilies, was about to enter definitely and decisively within the bounds of the Italian community.
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  • On the 9th of August Italy made a declaration of neutrality, and three weeks later ViscontiVenosta informed the powers that Italy was about to occupy Rome.
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  • On the 29th of September Cardinal Ant onelli further apprised Baron Blanc that he was about to issue drafts for the monthly payment of the 50,000 crowns inscribed in the pontifical budget for the maintenance of the pope, the Sacred College, the apostolic palaces and the papal guards.
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  • The entry of Crispi into the Depretis cabinet (December 1877) placed at the ministry of the interior a strong hand and sure eye at a moment when they were about to become im- CHspi.
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  • This pertinacity engendered a belief in France that Italy was about to undertake in Tunisia a more aggressive policy than necessary for the protection of her commercial interests.
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  • The spirit of indiscipline had begun to reach the lower classes of state employees, especially the school teachers and the postal and telegraph clerks, and at one time it seemed as though the country were about to face a situation similar to that which arose in France in the spring of 1909.
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  • Risings broke out at Urbino and in Romagna, and the papal troops were defeated; Cesare could find no allies, and it seemed as though all Italy was about to turn against the hated family, when the French king promised help, and this was enough to frighten the confederates into coming to terms. Most of them had shown very little political or military skill, and several were ready to betray each other.
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  • They are more easily seen, when the nucleus is about to undergo mitosis, at the ends of the spindle, where they form the centres towards which the radiating fibres in.
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  • His great work, the forcing into common law of the principles of civil law, was unaccomplished; but Story says "he seemed about to accomplish [it]; for his arguments before the Supreme Court were crowded with the principles of the Roman Law, wrought into the texture of the Common Law with great success."
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  • He served in the army of Flanders, and then was sent to London in February 1792, to induce England to remain neutral in the war which was about to break out between France and "the king of Bohemia and Hungary."
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  • Bobadilla, sent for to Rome, arrived there just before Mascarenhas was about to depart, but fell too ill to respond to the call made on him.
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  • This prayer as you break the bread, and are about to eat, you must say.
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  • The elections of 1909 returned a strong Giolittian majority, but the Premier found himself faced with the necessity for renewing the steamship conventions which were about to lapse.
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  • A remarkable wall-painting depicts a cat creeping over ivy-covered rocks and about to spring on a pheasant.
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  • Along the eastern border of this delta, and southward of it, along the Mississippi itself, extends a belt of hills or bluffs (sometimes called "cane-hills"), which is cut by deep ravines and, though very narrow in the north, has in the south an average width of about to m.
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  • On the south the coast-line is far more irregular, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the China Sea reaching about to the northern tropic at the mouths of the Indus, of the Ganges and of the Canton river; while the great peninsulas of Arabia, Hindostan and Cambodia descend to about 10° N., and the Malay peninsula extends within a degree and a half of the equator.
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  • As the sentence is about to be carried into execution Lancelot and his kinsmen come to her rescue, but in the fight that ensues many of Arthur's knights, including three of Gawain's brothers, are slain.
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  • This sacrifice of territory was afterwards ratified by the National Assembly at Bordeaux, though not without a protest from the representatives of the departments about to be given up; and thus Alsace once more became German.
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  • Oldham wrote other satires, notably one "addressed to a friend about to leave the university," which contains a well-known description of the state of slavery of the private chaplain, and another "dissuading from poetry," describing the ingratitude shown to Edmund Spenser, whose ghost is the speaker, to Samuel Butler and to Abraham Cowley.
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  • But his powers of patient research and of quick and exact observation were about to be put to a severe test.
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  • The hopes which have been from time to time entertained, that his suggestions for the improvement of its form and expression were about to receive the attention which they deserved, have hitherto been disappointed.
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  • He occupied Ancona and seemed about to annex the Papal States outright.
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  • Napoleon was surprised by the news of Prussia's mobilization; he had come to regard her as a negligible quantity, and now he found that her unexpected sensitiveness on points of honour was about to revivify the Third Coalition against France.
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  • Austria was continuing to arm; and the emperor perceived that the diplomatic failure at Erfurt was now about to entail on him another and more serious struggle.
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  • In this new country it was her duty to sacrifice to the goddess all strangers; and as her brother Orestes came to search for her and to carry off to Attica the image of the goddess, she was about to sacrifice him, when a happy recognition took place.
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  • Orestes and Iphigeneia fled, takini with them the image; at Delphi they met Electra, the sister of Orestes, who having heard that her brother had been sacrificed by the Tauric priestess, was about to tear out the eyes of Iphigeneia.
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  • Spes is represented as a beautiful maiden in a long light robe, lifting up her skirt with her left hand, and carrying in her right a bud already closed or about to open.
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  • The deposed sultan was allowed ET12,000 a year, and a similar amount was set aside to provide dowries for two sultanas who were just about to be married.
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  • With an inexperienced boy on the throne, divided and untrustworthycounsels in :the divan, and the defences of the empire shattered, the house of Osman seemed doomed and the Turkish Empire about to dissolve into its elements.
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  • Exhaustive orders to organize the necessary trains were duly issued, but the emperor seems to have had no conception of the difficulties the tracks - there were no metalled roads - of Poland were about to present to him.
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  • But on the 23rd of December, when Moore was at Sahagun and about to attack Soult, he learnt that overwhelming French forces were hastening towards him, so withdrew across the Esla, near Benevente (Dec. 28), destroying the bridge there.
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  • It was either sleeveless (colobium) or sleeved (tunica manicata or manuleata), and originally fell about to the knee, but later on reached to the ankles (tunica talaris).
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  • Among other blunders, he pronounced King Stanislaus a tyrant and a traitor at the very moment when he was about to accede to the Confederation.
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  • The Benefices Act 1898 substitutes and makes obligatory on every person about to be instituted to a benefice a simpler and more stringent form of declaration against simony.
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  • Sylvester, Cayley and MacMahon succeeded, by a laborious process, in establishing the generators for 0=5, and 0=6, viz.: 5 15 531 1 -z 2.1-z 3.1-z 4.1-z 5 ' 1-z2.1-z3.1-z4.1-z5.1-z6' but the true method of procedure is that of Stroh which we are about to explain.
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  • The count was about to pass into the feudatory stage.
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  • The second group represents, first, the birth of Mithras; then the god nude, cutting fruit and leaves from a fig-tree in which is the bust of a deity, and before which one of the winds is blowing upon Mithras; the god discharging an arrow against a rock from which springs a fountain whose water a figure is kneeling to receive in his palms; the bull in a small boat, near which again occurs the figure of the animal under a roof about to be set on fire by two figures; the bull in flight, with Mithras in pursuit; Mithras bearing the bull on his shoulders; Helios kneeling before Mithras; Helios and Mithras clasping hands over an altar; Mithras with drawn bow on a running horse; Mithras and Helios banqueting; Mithras and Helios mounting the chariot of the latter and rising in full course over the ocean.
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  • When, therefore, the inhabitants of Sao Paulo saw themselves about to be transferred, as a dependency of Portugal, from one master to another, they conceived the idea of erecting their country into an independent state.
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  • With this end in view he enlisted as a private soldier, on the 2nd of November 1754, in the Indian expedition which was about to start from the port of L'Orient.
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  • Then, however, moved by fear of the emperor, who had passed through Siena two months before on his way to Rome, and who was about to halt there on his return, it tried to conciliate its foes by creating a fresh council of 150 riformatori, who replaced the twelve defenders by a new supreme magistracy of fifteen, consisting of eight popolani, four dodicini, and three noveschi, entitled respectively "people of the greater number," "people of the middle number," and "people of the less number."
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  • In 1830 Cobden learnt that Messrs Fort, calico printers at Sabden, near Clitheroe, were about to retire from business, and he, with two other young men, Messrs Sheriff and Gillet, who were engaged in the same commercial house as himself, determined to make an effort to acquire the succession.
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  • In 1842, the works of Laplace being nearly out of print, his widow was about to sell a farm to procure funds for a new impression, when the government of Louis Philippe took the matter in hand.
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  • Just as he was about to attack, the traitor Edric prevented him from doing so, and the opportunity was lost.
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  • The Boers now cast about to find a man who should have the necessary ability, as they said, to negotiate on equal terms with the British authorities should any future dispute arise.
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  • Even before annexation had occurred, Shepstone felt the danger so acutely that he sent a message to Cetywayo, the Zulu chief, warning him that British annexation was about to be proclaimed and that invasion of the Transvaal would not be tolerated.
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  • The army corps was about to arrive, practically as a whole unit, in South Africa; but it was evident that the exigencies of the situation, and the widely divided areas of invasion, would at least defer the execution of the plan which had been formed for an invasion of the Orange Free State from Cape Colony.
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  • But even this could be suffered with equanimity, since Buller was about to bring his own force into play, and Buller, it was confidently supposed, would not fail.
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  • Chesterfield apparently took no further interest in the enterprise, and the book was about to appear, when he wrote two papers in the World in praise of it.
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  • When mitosis is about to take place, they separate from one another and pass to the poles of the nucleus, forming the achromatic spindle.
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  • Cooley's treatise on the American Law of Torts states that "the custom of the country, in some states enacted into statute law, requires that when teams approach and are about to pass on the highway, each shall keep to the right of the centre of the travelled portion of the road."
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  • The Imperialists were beaten; but just as the Milanese were about to march on Florence, Visconti died.
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  • In the Roman Catholic Church the rochet is a tunic of white, and usually fine linen or muslin (battiste, mull) reaching about to the knee, and distinguished from the surplice by the fact that its arms are narrow and tight-fitting.
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  • The latter were about to bury him without delay or ceremony, but the gastald or chief magistrate of the city interfered and appointed a public funeral; rumours of his wondrous travels and of posthumous miracles were diffused, and excitement spread like wildfire over Friuli and Carniola; the ceremony had to be deferred more than once, and at last took place in presence of the patriarch of Aquileia and all the local dignitaries.
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  • Convinced of being divinely inspired, he had begun to see visions, and discovered in the Apocalypse symbols of the heavenly vengeance about to overtake this sin-laden people.
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  • Further state aid enabled him to visit Germany and France in 1825, and having visited the astronomer Heinrich Schumacher (1780-1850) at Hamburg, he spent six months in Berlin, where he became intimate with August Leopold Crelle, who was then about to publish his mathematical journal.
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  • Meantime He is about to send His messenger to prepare His way before Him.
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  • Proceeding to obey, he was prevented by an angel as he was about to sacrifice his son, and slew a ram which he found on the spot.
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  • Under these circumstances a constitution of a more severe type was recommended by those responsible for the government of Malta and was about to be adopted, as the only alternative to a deadlock, by the imperial authorities.
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  • Corps standing to arms, reported to von der Goltz that the corps was standing to arms and about to attack.
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  • German Army was crossing the Moselle near Thionville and about to descend on him from the north.
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  • On their left, however, no fresh troops were as yet available, and on being informed, about 2.30 p.m., that French cavalry seemed to be about to charge the exhausted 6th division, Alvensleben ordered Bredow's cavalry brigade to charge, and if necessary to sacrifice itself, to save the infantry.
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  • But when the combat was about to commence it was interrupted by the king...
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  • But now a storm of persecution was about to break upon the universal church, iii.
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  • He was once more successful, however, in 1802, when he sat for Appleby, and it seemed as if the great ambitions of his life were about to be realized when the Whig party came into power in 1806.
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  • His following gradually melted away, and he was about to flee to Portugal when Galicia revolted.
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  • The ministry of enthusiasm which they represent is about to give way to the ministry of office, a transition which is reflected in the New Testament in the 3rd Epistle of John.
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  • He was now planning to induce the crusading armies of the West to pass through his territories, and seemed about to play a leading part in the third Crusade.
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  • He was about to start for Cappadocia against the Goths when he was assassinated, together with Herodes his eldest son, by his nephew Maconius; there is no reason to suppose that this deed of violence was instigated from Rome.
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  • The subsequent occupation of Port Arthur and other Chinese harbours by European powers, and the evident intention of consolidating Russian influence in Manchuria, were again and again the subject of Japanese representations at St Petersburg, and these representations became more vigorous when, in 1903, Russia seemed to be about to extend her Manchurian policy into Korea.
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  • Large commercial interests were in fact involved in the forward policy, "the period of heavy capital expenditure was over, that of profits about to commence," and the power and intentions of Japan were ignored or misunderstood.
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  • The right of the 1st Army, when about to continue the advance west on Liao-Yang, was diverted northward by Oyama's orders and ordered to prepare to cross the Taitszeho.
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  • By the time at least when he began to meditate his essays in the retirement of his country house it was tolerably certain that no golden age was about to return.
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  • Griffenfeldt was pardoned on the scaffold, at the very moment when the axe was about to descend.
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  • France and Spain were then about to partition Portugal, and the Spanish forces were beginning to invade that land, when the court of Lisbon succeeded, owing (it is said) to the free use of bribes, in inducing Godoy, the Spanish minister, and Lucien Bonaparte to sign the preliminaries of peace on the 6th of June 1801 at Badajoz.
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  • The ancient Polish hymn or war song, Piesn Boga Rodzica, was an address to the Virgin, sung by the Poles when about to fight.
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  • He entered the army of Henry IV., and served in Brittany under Jean d'Aumont, Francois de St Luc and Charles de Brissac. When the army of the League was disbanded he accompanied his uncle, who had charge of the ships in which the Spanish allies were conveyed home, and on reaching Cadiz secured (1599) the command of one of the vessels about to make an expedition to the West Indies.
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  • Pope was at this moment about to take the offensive, when a violent storm swelled the rivers and put an end to all movement.
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  • On the 9th of June the cavalry combat of Brandy Station made it clear to the Federal staff that Lee was about to use the Valley once more to screen an invasion of Maryland.
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  • Before doing this, however, it was necessary to define the limits of tribal properties already existing - a work of great difficulty - with a view to their ultimate division, and at the same time to guard against any premature traffic in the rights of Arabs in the lands about to be divided.
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  • In 1810 he was about to enter upon his new post of governor of Rome when he was, unexpectedly, elected successor to the Swedish throne, partly because a large part of the Swedish army, in view of future complications with Russia, were in favour of electing a soldier, and partly because Bernadotte was very popular in Sweden, owing to the kindness he had shown to the Swedish prisoners during the late war with Denmark.
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  • We remember that the Christian preachers were preaching before all things a Person, but a Person whose interest for these new converts lay chiefly in the fact that He was about to come and establish a supernatural kingdom for which they had to fit themselves.
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  • He destroyed their rearguard, the Tigurini, as it was about to cross, transported his army across the river in twenty-four hours, pursued the Helvetii in a northerly direction, and utterly defeated them at Bibracte (Mont Beuvray).
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  • Lack of time alone prevented him from carrying into effect such projects as the piercing of the Isthmus of Corinth, whose object was to promote trade and intercourse throughout the Roman dominions, and we are told that at the time of his death he was contemplating the extension of the empire to its natural frontiers, and was about to engage in a war with Parthia with the object of carrying Roman arms to the Euphrates.
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  • Here, with Miramon, he was besieged by the Juarists under Escobedo, and the garrison, when about to make a last attempt to break out, was betrayed 2 by Colonel Lopez to the besiegers (May 15, 1867).
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  • Coming as the book did just when the reaction against the revolution was about to turn into another reaction in its favour, it was assured of success.
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  • These late honours he did not long enjoy; in 1695 he died whilst about to commence work on the cupola of the Invalides.
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  • The hebdomadal transformation being once, contrary to compact, witnessed by her husband, she left him with much wailing, and was said to return and give warning by her appearance and great shrieks whenever one of the race of Lusignan was about to die.
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  • The Church when it had once conquered the world allowed such precepts to lapse and fall into the background, and no one save monks or Manichaean heretics remembered them any more; indeed modern divines affect to believe that marriage rites and family ties were the peculiar concern of the Church from the very first; and few moderns will fail to sympathize with the misgivings of the barbarian chief who, having been converted and being about to receive Christian baptism, paused as he stepped down into the font, and asked the priests if in the heaven to which their rites admitted him he would meet and converse with his pagan ancestors.
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  • In grass countries, where "flying fences" are found, the rate of speed must of necessity be quicker than when about to take a Devonshire bank of some 7 ft.
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  • Philosophy seemed about to end in scepticism or in materialism.
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  • He died in 1343, just as he was about to lead another expedition to the island.
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  • On the 12th of October 1864 he assumed command of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, then about to engage in a combined military and naval expedition against Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
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  • When it was announced in 1905 that a British fleet was about to manoeuvre in the Baltic Sea, several German newspapers suggested that Germany should combine with other Baltic powers to assure its neutralization.
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  • Having become enamoured of Attis, Agdistis struck him with frenzy as he was about to wed the king's daughter, with the result that he deprived himself of manhood and died.
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  • This clause must in fact be read in the light of the reference to Timothy, which suggests that he had been in prison in Rome and was about to return, possibly in the writer's company, to the region which was apparently the headquarters of both.
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  • With great dexterity he turned the feud between the houses of Luxemburg and Wittelsbach to the destruction of Louis; and the death-struggle between the two seemed about to break out, when Louis met his untimely end.
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  • Let no one suppose for an instant that the self-education I am about to commend, in respect of the things of this life, extends to any considerations of the hope set before us, as if man by reasoning could find out God.
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  • Then came a broad uplift followed by the erosion which carved out the valleys, leaving hard rocks as mountain ridges which rise about to the level of the old erosion plain.
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  • The valleys rarely exceed more than a few miles in width, are usually steep-sided, and frequently are traversed by longitudinal ranges of hills and cross ridges; but the Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian or Great Valley, which forms a distinct division of the central province and lies between the South Mountains and the long rampart of Blue Mountain, is about to m.
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  • In modern times the best attested premonitions are those relating to events about to occur in the subject's own organism.
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  • If the case is about to terminate fatally the spasms rapidly succeed each other and death usually occurs within two hours, either from asphyxia produced by spasm of the respiratory muscles or more rarely from exhaustion.
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  • He was about to go on leave of absence in order to be married in Baltimore when he received his nomination to the command of the Army of the Tennessee, Grant's and Sherman's old army, which was to take part under Sherman's supreme command in the campaign against Atlanta (1864).
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  • This incident inspired Itagaki with an apprehension that the country was about to pass under the yoke of a bureaucratic government.
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  • The people of the district to which the candidate belonged were called together; his qualifications for the privileges about to be conferred upon him were inquired into; and, if he were deemed fitted and worthy to receive them, his chief, his father, or one of his near kinsmen presented him with a shield and a lance.
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  • The rich beds near Lake Superior, chiefly red haematite, yielding at present about 55% of iron, are thought to contain between II and 2 billion tons, and the red and brown haematites of the southern states about to billion tons.
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  • Thence, when the well-drilled Army of be so or not, Lee took part in preparing for the divorce pro Potomac was about to descend upon Richmond, he was ceedings against Catherine of Aragon, and in January 1534 the hurriedly recalled to Richmond.
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  • But this is explicitly the idea of the said thing as having had or as about to have existence, - in other words, belief in the existence of some matter of fact.
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  • Elected by nine departments to the National Assembly meeting at Bordeaux (on the 1st of March 1871) he chose to sit for Strassburg, which by the terms of the treaty about to be submitted to the Assembly for ratification was to be ceded to Prussia, and when the treaty was adopted he resigned in protest and retired to Spain.
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  • These were intended as a substitute for the paid canvassers, about to be abolished by Mr Gladstone's Reform Bill.
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  • Entering their territory, he was just about to invest the capital when he was seized with an illness which proved fatal on the 15th of May 1760.
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  • The Catholic question had rapidly become of the first importance, and when a powerful section of the Whigs joined Pitt's ministry in 1794, and it became known that the lordlieutenancy was to go to Lord Fitzwilliam, who shared Grattan's views, expectations were raised that the question was about to be settled in a manner satisfactory to the Irish Catholics.
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  • On the 14th there was some fighting, but early on the 15th, as Jackson was about to make an assault on Bolivar Heights, the garrison, surrounded by a superior force, surrendered.
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  • The discovery of America, the invention of printing, the revival of learning and many other causes had contributed to effect a radical change in the point of view from which the world was regarded; and the strongest of all medieval relations, that of the nation to the Church, was about to pass through the fiery trial of the Reformation.
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  • Luther had confronted the cardinal legate Cajetan, had passed through his famous controversy at Leipzig with Johann Eck, and was about to burn the bull of excommunication.
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  • The Protestants were now at the height of their power, but their ascendancy was about to be destroyed, and that rather by the folly and imprudence of their leaders than by the skill and valour of their foes.
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  • War seemed about to break out between the two confederations and their foreign allies over this question, but after the murder of the French king in May 1610 the Union did not venture to fight.
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  • Actually the conferences did not meet until 1645, when the elector of Brandenburg had made, and the elector of Saxony, was about to make, a truce with Sweden, these two countries being withdrawn from the ravages of the war.
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  • Germany was now about to be aroused from the torpor into which she had been cast by the Thirty Years War; but her awakening was due, not to the action of the Empire, of which was more and more seen to be practically dead, but to the rivalry of two great German states, Austria and Prussia.
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  • It was a time too when the movements of the nations that so frequently occurred in the ancient world were about to be particularly active.
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  • A certain Ahmed Pasha, who was about to proceed to a province in Arabia, of which he had been appointed governor, was raised to the important post of pasha of Egypt, through the influence of the Turks and the favor of the sheiks; but Mehemet Ali, who with his Albanians held the citadel, refused to assent to their choice; the Mamelukes moved over from El-Giza, whither they had been invited by Thir Pasha, and Ahmed Paslia betook himself to the mosque of al-Zflhir, which the French had converted into a fortress.
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  • New blood of the best quality nourished and stimulated the whole body politic. Expansion and progress were the watchwords at home, and abroad it seemed as if Denmark were about to regain her former position as a great power.
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  • The Regulations (Regulation 51) gave the Government power in certain cases to seize the plant of a newspaper which had offended, or in others to seize the type on suspicion that an offence was about to be committed (Reg.5r a).
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  • Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.
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  • In each case the clinker which has just been burned and is fully hot serves to heat the air-supply to the compart ment where combustion is actu ally proceeding; in like manner the raw materials about to be burned are well heated by the waste gases from the compartment in full activity before they them selves are burned.
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  • When in 1817 he went abroad to further his education, Germany was about to celebrate the tercentenary of the Reformation; and thus early he conceived the ambition to write the history of that great epoch.
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  • He then dwelt for a week at Linlithgow with the queen, who was about to give birth to a child.
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  • None of these, but, on the contrary, an unknown figure from the remote hills of Galilee, standing on the populous shores of its lake, proclaiming as a message from God that the highest hopes were about to be fulfilled,.
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  • The last page of the story is torn away, just at the point when it has been declared that He is alive again and about to show Himself to His disciples.
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