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  • This book is a call to action, not complacency.

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  • She turned away, embarrassed by the rush of excitement the action had triggered.

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  • He slapped the team into action and they headed for town at a more leisurely pace.

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  • Sounds like a right of action to me.

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  • Maybe now Youngblood would stay out of the news and Howie would back off insisting we take action to stop him.

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  • The friendly action was the beginning of a strong relationship between my two favorite women.

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  • Two childish voices laughed merrily at this action, and Dorothy was sure they were in no danger among such light-hearted folks, even if those folks couldn't be seen.

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  • I define wisdom as deriving a course of action from applying a value system to a situation.

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  • Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.

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  • A world where political action was represented in such guise was ripe for overthrow, or could only be saved by a great mental reformation."

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  • A world where political action was represented in such guise was ripe for overthrow, or could only be saved by a great mental reformation."

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  • She froze, surprised by his action as well as the warm shock running through her.

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  • He asked me to indicate as far as I could the gestures and action that should go with the lines.

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  • There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

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  • Memon snapped into action, moving across the chamber with inhuman speed.

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  • She couldn't yet determine if the action were pure chauvinism or old-fashioned civility.

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  • "I want you to see Xander in action," Damian said.

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  • Of course, I have no sense whatever of dramatic action, and could make only random guesses; but with masterful art he suited the action to the word.

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  • I knew this conversation deserved more thought on my part but it felt good taking some action, even if it might prove misguided.

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  • The wing housed an indoor basketball court, indoor pool, a small game room, and a huge theatre room where music blared from some action movie.

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  • A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.

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  • Either they were all huge enough to come straight out of an action movie, or her drugs had not yet worn off.

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  • Action from principle--the perception and the performance of right--changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.

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  • Think of a recluse who finds herself in possession of a marvelous gift, through no action on her part.

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  • At dawn on the sixteenth of November, Denisov's squadron, in which Nicholas Rostov served and which was in Prince Bagration's detachment, moved from the place where it had spent the night, advancing into action as arranged, and after going behind other columns for about two thirds of a mile was stopped on the highroad.

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  • Only unconscious action bears fruit, and he who plays a part in an historic event never understands its significance.

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  • I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.

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  • On the field between Borodino and the fleches, beside the wood, the chief action of the day took place on an open space visible from both sides and was fought in the simplest and most artless way.

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  • It was a step characteristic of his love for extreme and dramatic action, but it added to the dissensions between him and those who wished only for autonomy under the old dynasty, and his enemies did not scruple to accuse him of aiming at the crown himself.

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  • The chief action of the battle of Borodino was fought within the seven thousand feet between Borodino and Bagration's fleches.

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  • In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.

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  • The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.

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  • The first time I was eight or nine and my action earned me a cracked lip.

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  • I considered using the tools available as weapons but dismissed the action as folly.

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  • She stamped out her cigarette in the snow before pulling a large suitcase from the small rear seat, nearly yanking off the handle and serenading the action with a chorus of curses.

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  • "Wow. He was one of my favorite action heroes growing up," Jessi said.

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  • Kutuzov's action decides the fate of the capital and of your empire!

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  • My frustration forced action of some sort so I picked up the phone and dialed Howie and Julie's room at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara.

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  • Before she could fully comprehend the action, he casually straightened and stretched.

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  • The two commanders were much exasperated with one another and, long after the action had begun on the right flank and the French were already advancing, were engaged in discussion with the sole object of offending one another.

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  • Jared into action by his words, she launched into her narration about the safari animals they were observing.

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  • Jared into action by his words, she launched into her narration about the safari animals they were observing.

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  • Whatever legal action the Dawkins are involved in would certainly be tainted if Fred knew how Joseph acted up there.

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  • If any single action is due to free will, then not a single historical law can exist, nor any conception of historical events.

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  • "Maybe now we'll get the action we deserve!" she exclaimed.

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  • The way to end war is not to set up some big world government or eliminate nation-states, which will always retain the right to take unilateral military action to defend themselves.

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  • Whatever the madman Arnie had in his hand had provoked her gentle spirit into action he would not otherwise think her capable of.

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  • "And, if your excellency will allow me to express my opinion," he continued, "we owe today's success chiefly to the action of that battery and the heroic endurance of Captain Tushin and his company," and without awaiting a reply, Prince Andrew rose and left the table.

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  • Our advanced line, already in action, could be heard briskly exchanging shots with the enemy in the dale.

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  • She spun, the action rocking her precarious balance, only to come face-to-face with the American nerd.

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  • The former slackness which had shown itself even in his eyes was now replaced by an energetic readiness for action and resistance.

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  • In World War I, in the Battle of the Somme, were over a million casualties, and the action advanced the Allied line just seven miles, or about two deaths for every inch of ground.

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  • All he knew was that at the commencement of the action balls and shells began flying all over his regiment and hitting men and that afterwards someone had shouted "Cavalry!" and our men had begun firing.

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  • In this way the action began for the first, second, and third columns, which had gone down into the valley.

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  • The action that once terrified her now made desire bloom in anticipation of what he'd do.

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  • For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.

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  • "But action with what aim?" he cried.

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  • (1) Power is the relation of a given person to other individuals, in which the more this person expresses opinions, predictions, and justifications of the collective action that is performed, the less is his participation in that action.

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  • His account of the notion of external existence, as derived, not from pure sensation, but from the experience of action on the one hand and resistance on the other, may be compared with the account of Bain and later psychologists.

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  • Unless they arrest me, I'm still in Bird Song, and that's where all the action is right at the moment.

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  • On the thirteenth of July the Pavlograds took part in a serious action for the first time.

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  • "Our involvement isn't due to any aggressive action on our part," Cynthia said, turning in her seat to better answer the woman.

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  • Bolkonski took the opportunity to go in to get some details of the coming action from Dolgorukov.

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  • If we consider a man alone, apart from his relation to everything around him, each action of his seems to us free.

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  • "Looking for a little action?" my wife said.

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  • At least we're taking some action, and we're doing it together—that makes me feel more secure.

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  • And so the conception of the action of a man subject solely to the law of inevitability without any element of freedom is just as impossible as the conception of a man's completely free action.

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  • The battle of Tarutino obviously did not attain the aim Toll had in view--to lead the troops into action in the order prescribed by the dispositions; nor that which Count Orlov-Denisov may have had in view-- to take Murat prisoner; nor the result of immediately destroying the whole corps, which Bennigsen and others may have had in view; nor the aim of the officer who wished to go into action to distinguish himself; nor that of the Cossack who wanted more booty than he got, and so on.

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  • For my action to be free it was necessary that it should encounter no obstacles.

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  • Many of the women knitted and a number of the men caught catnaps when the action was dull—which was most of the time.

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  • Ah well, I'll show that in action, and for me the honor of the flag...

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  • Prince Andrew, being always near the commander in chief, closely following the mass movements and general orders, and constantly studying historical accounts of battles, involuntarily pictured to himself the course of events in the forthcoming action in broad outline.

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  • This procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity.

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  • With no firm plan of action emerging with the morning sun, Dean scooted out of the house early, not yet ready to discuss matters with Fred O'Connor.

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  • Restoring the essential condition of relation between those who command and those who execute, we find that by the very nature of the case those who command take the smallest part in the action itself and that their activity is exclusively directed to commanding.

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  • It was unclear if this action was prompted by Patsy Boyd herself or just some do-gooder trying to clear her desk of problems.

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  • An aide-de-camp, who had entered the bedroom to report to the Emperor the number of prisoners taken in yesterday's action, was standing by the door after delivering his message, awaiting permission to withdraw.

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  • Dokhturov was unwilling to undertake any action, as it was not clear to him now what he ought to do.

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  • Men uniting in these combinations always assume such relations toward one another that the larger number take a more direct share, and the smaller number a less direct share, in the collective action for which they have combined.

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  • The commander-in-chief never takes direct part in the action itself, but only gives general orders concerning the movement of the mass of the troops.

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  • Is there any collective action which cannot find its justification in political unity, in patriotism, in the balance of power, or in civilization?

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  • If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.

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  • My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.

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  • The concerned look on Randy Byrne's face told Dean that Cynthia's action, while not of itself so unusual, was totally out of character for the boy's mother.

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  • Until he does something to warrant police action, I'd say he has every right to stay.

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  • I think the best course of action in this instance is inaction—let this business play itself out, at least for the time being.

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  • The local FBI had stepped into the picture and hustled action on the body, tentatively identified as Billie Wassermann—perhaps on an alphabetical basis only.

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  • He sat in the caleche, dozing and waking up by turns, and listening for any sound of firing on the right as an indication that the action had begun.

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  • The noncommissioned officers (of whom there are fewer) perform the action itself less frequently than the soldiers, but they already give commands.

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  • The degree of our conception of freedom or inevitability depends in this respect on the greater or lesser lapse of time between the performance of the action and our judgment of it.

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  • Pierre felt himself to be an insignificant chip fallen among the wheels of a machine whose action he did not understand but which was working well.

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  • It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.

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  • Such action always occurs in wars that take on a national character.

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  • He felt that there was now a judge of his every word and action whose judgment mattered more to him than that of all the rest of the world.

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  • Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.

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  • Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.

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  • If we examine a man little dependent on external conditions, whose action was performed very recently, and the causes of whose action are beyond our ken, we get the conception of a minimum of inevitability and a maximum of freedom.

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  • All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.

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  • Pierre still considered that it would be a useful and worthy action to slay the evildoer, but now he felt that he would not do it.

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  • So now the general explicitly forbade his taking part in any action whatever of Denisov's.

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  • Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.

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  • When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.

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  • One of the most obvious and advantageous departures from the so-called laws of war is the action of scattered groups against men pressed together in a mass.

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  • What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!

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  • For common action people always unite in certain combinations, in which regardless of the difference of the aims set for the common action, the relation between those taking part in it is always the same.

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  • While his teenage action was untrustworthy, it was venial compared to abandoning the child to an abductor if that was what the cowering, younger Howie had done!

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  • The hexammine salts are formed by the oxidizing action of air on dilute ammoniacal solutions of cobaltous salts, especially in presence of a large excess of ammonium chloride.

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  • They are formed by the action of nitrous fumes on ammoniacal solutions of cobaltous salts, or purpureo-salts, or by the mutual reaction of chlorpurpureosalts and alkaline nitrites.

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  • The pentammine roseo-salts can be obtained from the action of concentrated acids, in the cold, on airoxidized solutions of cobaltous salts.

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  • His action in abolishing all tolls established on the Rhine since 1250, led to the formation of a league against him by the Rhenish archbishops and the count palatine of the Rhine; but aided by the towns, he soon crushed the rising.

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  • The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.

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  • In any case many great rewards would have to be given for tomorrow's action, and new men would come to the front.

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  • In every action we examine we see a certain measure of freedom and a certain measure of inevitability.

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  • In all these cases the conception of freedom is increased or diminished and the conception of compulsion is correspondingly decreased or increased, according to the point of view from which the action is regarded.

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  • Then she said, "Helen wind slow," again suiting the action to the words.

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  • With painful dejection he awaited the end of this action, in which he regarded himself as a participant and which he was unable to arrest.

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  • Every word and action of his was the manifestation of an activity unknown to him, which was his life.

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  • Five years have passed since then, and already I, with my petty understanding, begin to see clearly why she had to die, and in what way that death was but an expression of the infinite goodness of the Creator, whose every action, though generally incomprehensible to us, is but a manifestation of His infinite love for His creatures.

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  • We're going into action, gentlemen!

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  • In this action for the first time trophies were taken: banners, cannon, and two enemy generals.

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  • We're to go into action, gentlemen!

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  • The success of a military action depends not on them, but on the man in the ranks who shouts, 'We are lost!' or who shouts, 'Hurrah!'

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  • Formerly, when going into action, Rostov had felt afraid; now he had not the least feeling of fear.

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  • It was said that Mamonov's regiment would cost him eight hundred thousand rubles, and that Bezukhov had spent even more on his, but that the best thing about Bezukhov's action was that he himself was going to don a uniform and ride at the head of his regiment without charging anything for the show.

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  • It was a course of action he had no intention of pursuing.

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  • He slept little, continuing to regret his lack of action throughout the night.

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  • It also becomes clear that only where such mental life really appears need we assign an independent existence, but that the purposes of everyday life as well as those of science are equally served if we deprive the material things outside of us of an independence, and assign to them merely a connected existence through the universal substance by the action of which alone they can appear to us.

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  • This action makes the price of a burger go up by $1,000 and drops demand to zero.

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  • He left in order not to obstruct the commander-in-chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.

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  • And the nearer he drew to it the more Alpatych felt that this unreasonable action might produce good results.

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  • (Poniatowski's action against Utitsa, and Uvarov's on the right flank against the French, were actions distinct from the main course of the battle.)

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  • "No it's not that, but her action seems so jerky," said Pierre in a puzzled tone.

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  • One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification.

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  • The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.

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  • As if this action had some mysterious and menacing significance, the workmen surrounding the publican paused in indecision.

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  • Hopefully the fact that help was on the way would make him reconsider any violent action.

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  • The mule lurched forward and the others followed, jerking the wagon into action.

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  • Alice Burton tearfully thanked the authorities for their prompt action.

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  • He's definitely cranking up his action.

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  • Betsy might have picked it up on her daily internet search if Howie hadn't been out of action.

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  • Perhaps being forthright was the best course of action.

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  • "And if you come near my mate again, I will show no mercy," Jule added in a quiet tone that promised action.

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  • Her hunger demanded action.

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  • Is she involved in the court action?

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  • His quiet power was underwhelming, until one saw him in action.

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  • Finally something clicked inside of her, forcing her into action.

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  • The ever-present list and pencil were poised on the kitchen counter, as if ready for action.

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  • It was still early, but he would hang back for a bit and check things out thoroughly before going into action.

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  • Actually, I was looking forward to seeing you in action.

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  • Connor still held the camera, recording the action.

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  • And you've been horning in on the action.

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  • Vinnie started a lot of action.

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  • He slid in behind another biker and followed the crouched figure evenly, absentmindedly match­ing the rider stride for stride for several miles as he pondered his course of action.

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  • Jenn launched into action.

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  • He made mistakes, but he was willing to take ownership and responsible enough to take corrective action.

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  • Now it was time for action.

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  • She didn't think he was celebrity material before seeing him in action.

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  • Traube (1858), the active cause of fermentation is due to the action of different enzymes contained in yeast and not to the yeast cell itself.

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  • In 1894 and 1895, Fischer, in a remarkable series of papers on the influence of molecular structure upon the action of the enzyme, showed that various species of yeast behave very differently towards solutions of sugars.

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  • Although the action of zymase may be regarded as mechanical, the enzyme cannot be produced by any other than living protoplasm.

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  • Certain yeasts exercise a reducing action, forming sulphuretted hydrogen, when sulphur is present.

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  • Elsewhere local surface currents are developed, either drifts due to the direct action of the winds, or streams produced by wind action heaping water up against the land; but these nowhere rise to the dignity of a distinct current system, although they are often sufficient to obliterate the feeble tidal action characteristic of the Mediterranean.

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  • By the action of phosphorus pentachloride, the hydroxyl group is replaced by chlorine.

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  • 6-trichlor-5-methylpyrimidine by the action of sodium methylate.

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  • GALVANIZED IRON, sheet iron having its surface covered with a thin coating of zinc. In spite of the name, galvanic action has often no part in the production of galvanized iron, which is prepared by dipping the iron, properly cleaned and pickled in acid, in a bath of molten zinc. The hotter the zinc the thinner the coating, but as a high temperature of the bath is attended with certain objections, it is a common practice to use a moderate temperature and clear off the excess of zinc by passing the plates between rollers.

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  • In Norwood and Rogers's process a thin coating of tin is applied to the iron before it is dipped in the zinc, by putting the plates between layers of granulated tin in a wooden tank containing a dilute solution of stannous chloride, when tin is deposited on them by galvanic action.

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  • The last straw that determined action was the discovery of a paper docketed " Not to be opened till after my death," which was nothing but a railing accusation against herself.

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

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  • " In the great crises of action her intellect,, her heart and her temperament are at one.

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  • The fundamental conception that underlay all Berthelot's chemical work was that all chemical phenomena depend on the action of physical forces which can be determined and measured.

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  • The action of the collector is.

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  • The Elster and Geitel apparatus is furnished with a cover, serving to protect the dissipator from the direct action of rain, wind or sunlight.

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  • Some delegates favoured the immediate formation of a new state, but the more far-sighted members argued that as the ordinance had not yet been voted upon by the people, and Virginia was still in the Union, such action would be revolutionary, since the United States Constitution provides that no state may be divided without its consent.

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  • Lava streams and other signs of volcanic action abound, but there has been no igneous activity since the Spaniards took possession.

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  • When the relieving force arrived from Madras under Colonel Clive and Admiral Watson, Hastings enrolled himself as a volunteer, and took part in the action which led to the recovery of Calcutta.

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  • He signed a blank treaty of peace with the Mahrattas, who were still in arms, reversed the action of the Madras government towards the nizam, and concentrated all the resources of Bengal against Hyder Ali.

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  • Trotter, Warren Hastings (" Rulers of India" series) (1890); Sir Alfred Lyall, Warren Hastings (" English Men of Action" series) (1889); F.

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  • In the language of the Christian Church the word " infallibility " is used in a more absolute sense, as the freedom from all possibility of error guaranteed by the direct action of the Spirit of God.

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  • To the translation and interpretation of the Scriptures men might bring a fallible judgment, but this would be assisted by the direct action of the Spirit of God in proportion to their faith.

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  • Agricultural credit operations in Sardinia are carried on by the Bank of Italy, which, however, displays such caution that its action is almost imperceptible.

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  • In accordance with his former action on all questions of religious toleration he opposed the shameful Five Mile Act of 1665.

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  • His action led to an altercation with Ossory, the son of Ormonde, in which Ossory used language for which he was compelled to apologize.

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  • He did not, however, in any way change either his opinions or his action.

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  • "Every man's own satisfaction" Tucker holds to be the ultimate end of action; and satisfaction or pleasure is one and the same in kind, however much it may vary in degree.

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  • The Convention refused, and the anti-revolutionary party, encouraged by this refusal, took action.

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  • He accordingly declined to take any action, meanwhile indicating the direction of his sympathies by making Mortara his ward.

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  • 6) has a good deal to tell about the viscum, a deadly parasite, though slower in its action than ivy.

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  • But whilst all the organic processes in man go on mechanically, and though by reflex action he may repel attack unconsciously, still the first affirmation of the system was that man was essentially a thinking being; and, while we retain this original dictum, it must not be supposed that the mind is a mere spectator, or like the boatman in the boat.

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  • antecedents, but not strictly causes) of the mental action, and sacrifices the independence of man to the omnipotence of God.

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  • With him the reciprocal action of mind and body is altogether denied; they resemble two clocks, so made by the artificer as to strike the same hour together.

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  • He was then deluged with petitions urging him to call it together, and this agitation was opposed by Sir George Jeffreys and Francis Wythens, who presented addresses expressing "abhorrence" of the "Petitioners," and thus initiated the movement of the abhorrers, who supported the action of the king.

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  • Foreigners were frequently granted the right of public hospitality by the senate down to the end of the republic. The public hospes had a right to entertainment at the public expense, admission to sacrifices and games, the right of buying and selling on his own account, and of bringing an action at law without the intervention of a Roman patron.

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  • In 1865 the synod of that province, in an urgent letter to the archbishop of Canterbury (Dr Longley), represented the unsettlement of members of the Canadian Church caused by recent legal decisions of the Privy Council, and their alarm lest the revived action of Convocation "should leave us governed by canons different from those in force in England and Ireland, and thus cause us to drift into the status of an independent branch of the Catholic Church."

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  • Archbishop Longley said in his opening address, however, that they had no desire to assume "the functions of a general synod of all the churches:in full communion with the Church of England," but merely to "discuss matters of practical interest, and pronounce what we deem expedient in resolutions which may serve as safe guides to future action."

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  • This pumping action results in an extremely rapid circulation of the heating agent, enabling long distances to be traversed without much loss of heat.

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  • But, in contrast with Congregationalism, when they elect and "call" a minister their action has to be sustained by the presbytery, which judges of his fitness for that particular sphere, of the measure of the congregation's unanimity, and of the adequacy of financial support.

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  • ' The first question considered at a pro re nata meeting is the action of the moderator in calling the meeting.

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  • 15 The action of Paul and Barnabas at Antioch 16 seems to accord with Presbyterian rather than Congregational polity.

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  • In 1574 the first provincial synod of Holland and Zealand was held, but William of Orange would not allow any action to be taken independently of the state.

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  • The moderate men on both sides opposed this action and strove for peace or an amicable separation, but in vain.

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  • Bonnet resented Lavater's action, but Mendelssohn was bound to reply, though opposed to religious controversy.

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  • The dictator of Paraguay had quarrelled with Brazil for its intervention in the internal affairs of Uruguay, and he demanded free passage for his troops across refused, and alliance was formed between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, for joint action against Lopez.

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  • Mass meetings were held, and a committee was appointed for the purpose of considering what action should be taken to defeat the ambitious designs of the provincials.

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  • President Avellaneda was frightened at the results of his action, and to avoid a collision ordered the troops to be withdrawn.

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  • He afterwards brought an action against Proxenus on the ground that he had robbed him of some money and plate.

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  • The extraordinary number of craters, a few of which are reported still to be active, gives evidence that the archipelago is the result of volcanic action.

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  • Equally indecisive is the further exploration as to evidence for the opinion held by other naturalists that the endemic species of the different islands have resulted from subsidences, through volcanic action, which have reduced one large island mass into a number of islets, wherein the separated species became differentiated during their isolation.

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  • CN, may be prepared by the action of silver cyanide on acetyl chloride; or of acetyl chloride on nitrosoacetone (L.

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  • Hofmann, Ber., 188 2, 1 5, p. 977), by the partial hydrolysis of the nitriles, by the action of ammonia or ammonium carbonate on acid chlorides or anhydrides, or by heating the.

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  • Benzamide, C6H5�Conh2,, crystallizes in leaflets which melt at 130° C. It is prepared by the action of ammonium carbonate on benzoyl chloride.

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  • by the addition of sulphuretted hydrogen to the nitriles, or by the action of phosphorus pentasulphide on the acid-amides.

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  • 3; the incisors being sharp and cutting, o, 3, 3 and those of the lower jaw frequently having a scissor-like action against one another.

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  • Many organic compounds of boron are known; thus, from the action of the trichloride on ethyl alcohol or on methyl alcohol, ethyl borate B(OC2H5)3 and methyl borate B(OCH 3) 3 are obtained.

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  • By the action of zinc methyl on ethyl borate, in the requisite proportions, boron trimethyl is obtained, thus :-2B(OC2H5)2+ 6Zn(CH 3) 2 =2B(CH 3) 3 +6Zn< OC2H5 as a colourless spontaneously inflammable gas of unbearable smell.

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  • A future life for him is important, because our happiness in it may depend on our present conduct; and therefore our action here should take into account the reward or punishment that it may bring on us hereafter.

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  • But it is notable that all recent volcanic action was confined to a wide belt parallel to the coast.

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  • It was at such an inopportune time that the most extensive combination of Labour yet brought into action against capital formulated its demands.

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  • That strike had been liberally helped by the Australian unions, and it was confidently predicted that, as the Australian workers were more effectively organized than the English unions, a corresponding success would result from their course of action.

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  • Several attempts had been made by individuals belonging to the Labour party to enter the New South Wales parliament, but it was not until 1891 that the occurrence of a general election gave the party the looked-for opportunity for concerted action.

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  • The caucus, which is the natural corollary of the detachment, determines by majority the vote of the whole of the members of the party, independence of action being allowed on minor questions only.

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  • Impatient of control and hasty in action, he was no match for his crafty and plotting adversary, Louis XI.

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  • Ultimately he rose to high rank in the newly organized imperial government, but in 1873 he retired from the cabinet by way of protest against its decision not to take armed action against Korea.

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  • Yet he fought a fresh action at Gross-Scheueren on the 6th of August, and contrived to bring off the fragments of his host to Temesvar, to aid the hardly-pressed Dembinski.

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  • A statue to his honour has been erected at Maros-Vasarhely, but he lives still more enduringly in the immortal verses of the patriot poet Sandor Petofi, who fell in the fatal action of the 31st of July at Segesvar.

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  • Similar action was taken in Germany by the synod of Wiirzburg.

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  • The plaintiff must have resided in the state for at least the year preceding the application, and if the cause accrued in some other state or country before the parties lived together in Vermont and while neither party lived there, the plaintiff must have been a resident at least for two years preceding the action.

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  • One important variation, however, was a clause in the bill of rights providing for the abolition of slavery, Vermont being the first state in America to take such action.

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  • His apologists explain that his action was merely "official," but Bonner was one of those who brought it to pass that the condemnation of heretics to the fire should be part of his ordinary official duties.

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  • It is then carefully dried by the free action of the air, and when dry built into long narrow stacks until needed for use.

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  • So far as the physical universe is concerned, we are merely spectators; the only action that remains for us is contemplation.

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  • The influence we seem to exercise over bodies by will is only apparent; volition and action only accompany one another.

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  • His name is not connected with the resistance to the levy of ship-money or to the action of the ecclesiastical courts, but in 1630 he was one of those fined for refusing to take up knighthood.

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  • His sphere of action, however, was not in parliament.

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  • His action, however, in the event, diminished rather than increased his chances of success, owing to the distrust of his intentions which it inspired.

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  • Far in advance of his contemporaries on this question, whenever his personal action is don.

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  • It has been said that his battles were decided by shock action; the real emphasis should be laid upon the word "decided."

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  • The part of this atmospheric circulation which is steadiest in its action is the trade winds, and this is, therefore, the most effective in producing drift movement of the surface waters.

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  • With this " free " wave is combined a " forced " wave, generated, by the direct action of the sun and moon, within the Atlantic area itself.

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  • Tone, who was on board the "Hoche," refused Bompard's offer of escape in a frigate before the action, and was taken prisoner when the "Hoche" was forced to surrender.

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  • When a debtor tenders the amount due to his creditor and the creditor refuses to accept, the debt is not discharged, but if the debtor is subsequently sued for the debt and continues willing and ready to pay, and pays the amount tendered into court, he can recover his costs in the action.

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  • Wagner, Ber., 1888, 21, p. 1231), or by the action of nitrous acid on the diamines.

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  • By the action of dehydrating agents they are converted into aldehydes or ketones.

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  • Rumford was engaged in superintending the boring of cannon in the military arsenal at Munich, and was struck by the amount of heat produced by the action of the boring bar upon the brass castings.

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  • In order to be sure that the heat was not due to the action of the air upon the newly exposed metallic surface, the cylinder and the end of the boring bar were immersed in 18-77 lb.

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  • (I) In the former class the eggs are extruded with the faeces, and the young become fully formed within the egg, and when accidentally swallowed by their host are liberated by the solvent action of the gastric juice and complete their development.

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  • The hydraulic crane is rapid in action, very smooth and silent in working, easy to handle, and not excessive in cost or upkeep, - advantages which have secured its adoption in every part of the world.

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  • The toothed wheels give a slightly better efficiency, but the worm gear is somewhat smoother in its action and entirely silent; the noise of gearing can, however, be considerably reduced by careful machining of the teeth, as is now always done, and also by the use of pinions made of rawhide leather or other non-resonant material.

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  • Distraint on a debtor's corn was forbidden by the Code; not only must the creditor give it back, but his illegal action forfeited his claim altogether.

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  • C. Oersted, of the action of the galvanic current on a magnet.

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  • The apparatus for generating the electric action at one end is commonly called the transmitting apparatus or instrument, or the sending apparatus or instrument, or sometimes simply the transmitter or sender.

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