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amusement

amusement Sentence Examples

  • Damian heard the amusement in his voice.

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  • His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.

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  • At the amusement in his voice, she flushed.

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  • A flicker of amusement crossed her face.

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  • Amusement twinkled in his eyes and played with the corners of his mouth.

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  • My favourite amusement is sailing.

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  • Darkyn's amusement at the deal made her shudder.

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  • Amusement danced in his eyes and around his mouth.

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  • She grimaced as she reread the text, torn between amusement and disappointment.

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  • He continued to watch her without comment, but the amusement had left his eyes.

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  • "Give the woman the keypad," Dan said in amusement, jabbing him in the ribs with an elbow.

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  • her voice trailed off at the amusement in his eyes.

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  • Dan shot him a look of amusement before they both turned.

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  • Amusement danced in his eyes, but he managed to keep his face straight.

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  • her voice trailed off at the amusement in his eyes.

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  • Amusement was deep in Molly's gaze, though she made no effort to come to her rescue.

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  • According to that theory, every organ, every part, colour and peculiarity of an organism, must either be of benefit to that organism itself or have been so to its ancestors: no peculiarity of structure or general conformation, no habit or instinct in any organism, can be supposed to exist for the benefit or amusement of another organism, not even for the delectation of man himself.

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  • There's nothing wrong with being universally hated, Dusty added, amusement in his voice.

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  • I followed a woman who grabbed him at an amusement park and stuck with her to her car where a guy was in the driver's seat.

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  • Sasha seemed to be ignoring her, though a small smile of amusement was on his face.

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  • I had this advantage, at least, in my mode of life, over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theatre, that my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel.

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  • Hamburg is well supplied with places of amusement, especially of the more popular kind.

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  • Her chief amusement during her leisure hours was sweeping the heavens with a small Newtonian telescope.

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  • He smiled warmly when he met her gaze, a twinkle of amusement deepening the amber color to brown.

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  • Her chief amusement during her leisure hours was sweeping the heavens with a small Newtonian telescope.

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  • Xander handled the star-struck woman with amusement she expected and patience she didn't.

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  • Darian snorted in amusement, though she heard the note of tension in his voice.

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  • Our favourite amusement during that winter was tobogganing.

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  • Dusty's gaze was on the ground, his smile partially hidden while Jule's amusement was less discreet.

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  • He regarded his whole life as a continual round of amusement which someone for some reason had to provide for him.

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  • And Natasha felt that this costume, the very one she had regarded with surprise and amusement at Otradnoe, was just the right thing and not at all worse than a swallow-tail or frock coat.

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  • As if he sensed her irritation at the early hour, a look of amusement crossed his face, visible in the shift of his eyebrows.

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  • In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake several small loaves of this in succession, tending and turning them as carefully as an Egyptian his hatching eggs.

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  • Amusement filtered through him.

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  • Amusement filtered through him.

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  • The great amusement of the Andamanese is a formal night dance, but they are also fond of simple games.

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  • Choral singing is a popular amusement, and is accompanied by the Spanish guitar and native wind-instruments.

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  • His amusement was fleeting.

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  • The city has several parks, including the Franklin of 90 acres, the Goodale of 44 acres, and the Schiller of 24 acres, besides the Olentangy, a well-equipped amusement resort on the banks of the river from which it is named, the Indianola, another amusement resort, and the United States military post and recruiting station, which occupies 80 acres laid out like a park.

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  • The end of the period of mourning for the late king was the signal for a succession of gaieties, during which the queen displayed a passion for amusement and excitement which led to unfortunate results.

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  • The astonishing colours and grotesque forms of some animals and plants which the museum zoologists gravely described without comment were shown by these observers of living nature to have their significance in the economy of the organism possessing them; and a general doctrine was recognized, to the effect that no part or structure of an organism is without definite use and adaptation, being designed by the Creator for the benefit of the creature to which it belongs, or else for the benefit, amusement or instruction of his highest creature - man.

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  • In these worships, social organization, religious dramas and paraphernalia, amusement and gambling, and private religion or fetichism, found place.

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  • On the day after this curious document had furnished both amusement and uneasiness to the Commons, a woman, describing herself as Sophia Elizabeth Guelph Sims, made application at the Mansion House for advice and assistance to prove herself the lawful child of George IV.

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  • Gardens and parks abound; the palace garden is exceptionally fine, and in the same neighbourhood are the public gardens with the place of amusement known as the Chateau des Fleurs.

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  • He glanced up at her, amusement in the upturned corner of his full lips.

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  • We were busy cutting out paper dolls; but we soon wearied of this amusement, and after cutting up our shoestrings and clipping all the leaves off the honeysuckle that were within reach, I turned my attention to Martha's corkscrews.

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  • For some months he found amusement in the preparation of the delightful Memoirs (1789) from which most of our knowledge of his personal history is derived; but his letters to friends in England, written between 1788 and 1793 occasionally betray a slight but unmistakable tone of ennui.

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  • I am more convinced every day how little advantage there is in being what at school and the university is called a good scholar: one receives a good deal of amusement from it, but that is all.

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  • The staff officers bore similar titles, relics of the time when the order existed only for amusement: Genii, Hydras, Furies, Goblins, Night Hawks, Magi, Monks and Turks.

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  • The town, which is quite modern, contains many churches and chapels of all denominations, a town hall, public libraries, the Victoria hospital, three piers, theatres, ball-rooms, and other places of public amusement, including a lofty tower, resembling the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

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  • So you say ideas are an amusement to him....

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  • The skin around Xander's eye was softened in something other than amusement, the light in his eyes a combination of hunger – and warmth.

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  • It was on the whole a rare amusement, which, continued too long, might have become a dissipation.

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  • The city has a Carnegie library, a Federal building, an opera house, an amusement park, and the San Rafael hospital, under the charge of the Sisters of Charity.

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  • From this time dramatic performances became a regular accompaniment of the public games, and came more and more to encroach on the older kinds of amusement, such as the chariot races.

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  • Everybody laughed at her antics, and you would have thought they were leaving a place of amusement rather than a church.

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  • Lake Cliff, Cycle and Oak Lawn parks are amusement grounds.

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  • The power of Naevius was the more genuine Italian gift - the power of satiric criticism - which was employed in making men ridiculous, not, like that of Plautus, in extracting amusement from the humours, follies and eccentricities of life.

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  • Its manufacture as a special branch of art work dates from the rise of the naturalistic school of painting and the great expansion of the popular school under the Katsugawa, but the okimono formed an occasional amusement of the older glyptic artists.

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  • The first deals with mere party questions without sincerity and without depth; and the second, composed as an amusement in retirement without any serious preparation, in their attacks on metaphysics and theology and in their feeble deism present no originality and carry no conviction.

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  • Thus far Latin literature, of which the predominant characteristics are dignity, gravity and fervour of feeling, seemed likely to become a mere vehicle of amusement adapted to all classes of the people in their holiday mood.

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  • Latin literature ceased to be in close sympathy with the popular spirit, either politically or as a form of amusement, but became the expression of the ideas, sentiment and culture of the aristocratic governing class.

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  • The only amusement that Comte permitted himself was a visit to the opera.

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  • He was an enthusiast in music and other fine arts; and he habitually practised as an amusement, while deeply studying in theory, all sorts of athletic sports, including swimming and fencing.

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  • The cardinal de Retz in his leisurely age at Commercy found amusement in presiding at disputations between the more moderate Cartesians and Don Robert Desgabets, who interpreted Descartes in an original way of his own.

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  • The cardinal de Retz in his leisurely age at Commercy found amusement in presiding at disputations between the more moderate Cartesians and Don Robert Desgabets, who interpreted Descartes in an original way of his own.

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  • Amusement crossed his features.

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  • The Henriade was at last licensed in France; Brutus, a play which he had printed in England, was accepted for performance, but kept back for a time by the author; and he began the celebrated poem of the Pucelle, the amusement and the torment of great part of his life.

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  • The seat of the hunting man is the most important of any connected with amusement; he must sit firm, so as not to be thrown off when his horse leaps, or makes a mistake, and he must be able to save his horse under all circumstances, and to make as much of him as possible.

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  • Miss Cons, whose social work in Lambeth had made her well acquainted with the difficulties of providing decent amusement at a cheap rate for the people of the neighbourhood, obtained an interest in the building about 1880.

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  • Lathum eyed him with poorly veiled amusement.

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  • Connie stammered out a prim salutation, still staring at him, and Lisa blushed at Giddon's obvious amusement.

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  • "I'm pretty sure he gets the picture," Damian said, unable to help his amusement.

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  • I'll be fine, he said in amusement.

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  • She glared at him, sensing his amusement.

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  • Damian asked in amusement.

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  • "I was waiting in the portal room with her when Darkyn came to tell me I wasn't leaving," Wynn said with mild amusement.

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  • It takes more than a week, he said with some amusement.

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  • When he smiled, his eyes twinkled with amusement.

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  • Kris shook his head, his look of disapproval mixed with amusement.

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  • Amusement flashed across the death dealer's face, and Gabriel shook his head.

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  • "Something like that," Gabriel said with mild amusement.

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  • Gabriel met her question with silence and another look of passing amusement.

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  • Romas's gaze flickered over her in what she now knew to be amusement.

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  • "Perhaps because you are so small," he said with a trace of amusement.

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  • He pulled back with surprised amusement.

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  • Gerald eyed him with mild amusement.

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  • Fortunately, things look bleaker every day, he replied with amusement.

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  • Gabriel glanced over his shoulder at her with a look of tired amusement.

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  • Rhyn snorted in amusement.

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  • Damian's eyes gleamed in sudden amusement.

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  • The Others looked at him in curious amusement.

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  • Alex was successful in keeping the smile from his lips, but his eyes held a twinkle of amusement.

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  • Color rushed to her cheeks when his eyes sparkled with amusement.

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  • He regarded her with growing amusement.

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  • When he glanced up, the three brothers were staring at him in various stages of amusement.

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  • A 10% surtax on the fees of admission to places of public amusement.

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  • " Many anxious and solitary days," says Gibbon, " did she consume with patient trial of every mode of relief and amusement.

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  • In 182 2 he was sent to the Kreuzschule at Dresden, where he did so well that, four years later, he translated the first twelve books of the Odyssey for amusement.

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  • Notwithstanding the losses that the city had sustained, `Amr was able to write to his master, the caliph Omar, that he had taken a city containing "4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 12,000 dealers in fresh oil, 12,000 gardeners, 40,000 Jews who pay tribute, 400 theatres or places of amusement."

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  • essay-papers, made up the magazine or miscellaneous repository of matter for information and amusement.

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  • Much as he enjoyed the study of the Latin and Italian classics, literature was not his business; nor had he looked on writing as more than an occasional amusement.

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  • In spite of a careful education he soon showed a fondness for low society and amusement.

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  • His bent for science showed itself while he was still a schoolboy, and indeed his removal from Eton to Harrow is said to have been occasioned by an accidental explosion which occurred whilst he was performing an experiment for his own amusement.

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  • in length, was erected, which contained tenements, an amusement or lecture hall, and a dining-room where all ate at a common table, and where board was provided at cost, sometimes as low as sixty-three cents per week.

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  • It has an Evangelical, an English, a Russian and three Roman Catholic churches, a theatre, and various benevolent institutions, besides all the usual buildings for the lodging, cure and amusement of the numerous visitors who are attracted to this, the most popular watering-place in Bavaria.

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  • Perhaps the most famous are a little treatise on Italian prose, and a dialogue entitled Gli Asolani, in which Platonic affection is explained and recommended in a rather longwinded fashion, to the amusement of the reader who remembers the relations of the beautiful Morosina with the author.

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  • His editions and translations of the classics were either juvenile exercises prescribed by Scaliger, or "lusus poetici," the amusement of vacant hours.

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  • Into society he rarely went, and his only amusement was a game of bowls on Thursday afternoons.

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  • - the newest part of it is of concrete - and along or near this walk are the largest hotels, and numerous shops, and places of amusement; from the walk into the ocean extend several long piers.

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  • Other narratives are intended rather for amusement, although they are always well seasoned with edifying phrases.

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  • Hare hunting is essentially a quiet amusement; no hallooing at hounds nor whip-cracking should be permitted; nor should the field make any noise when a hare is found, for, being a timid animal, she might be headed into the hounds' mouths.

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  • Their essential trait is their perennial cheerfulness, and their fondness for dance and song and every sort of amusement.

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  • is a common amusement, and on special occasions there is dancing.

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  • His chief amusement was cards, and he began the habit of taking snuff.

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  • east of the city is Boyd park, an amusement resort.

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  • Itinerant showmen carry about these serpents, and cause them to assume a dancing motion for the amusement of the spectators.

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  • According to Blyth, it is a favourite amusement among the natives to let loose a couple of tame caracals among a flock of pigeons feeding on the ground, when each will strike down a number of birds before the flock can escape.

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  • Probably the poets of the Homeric school - that which dealt with war and adventure - were the genuine descendants of minstrels whose " lays " or " ballads " were the amusement of the feasts in an earlier heroic age; whereas the Hesiodic compositions were non-lyrical from the first, and were only in verse because that was the universal form of literature.

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  • In the taverns and low places of amusement haunted by those lettered songsters, on the open road and in the forests trodden by their vagrant feet, the deities of Greece and Rome were not in exile, but at home within the hearts of living men.

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  • Balls and masquerades, exhibitions of fireworks, regattas and many other forms of amusement were provided; but by the close of the 18th century Ranelagh was ceasing to attract the public, and in 1803 the Rotunda was closed.

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  • He was also fond of drawing as an amusement in his leisure hours; and Colerus had seen a sketch-book full of such drawings representing persons of Spinoza's acquaintance, one of them being a likeness of himself in the character of Masaniello.

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  • The next step was to murder the powerful Caesar Bardas, who, as the emperor was devoted to amusement, virtually ruled the empire; this was done with the emperor's consent by Basil's own hand (April 866), and a few weeks later Basil was raised to the imperial dignity.

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  • The composition of Latin verse was the chief amusement of Julius in his later years, and he daily dictated to his son from eighty to a hundred lines, and sometimes more.

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  • He is an expert rider; horse-racing is his national amusement, and the Baluch breed of horses is celebrated throughout northern India.

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  • It has become the chief pleasure town of Germany; and though the standard of morality, owing to the enormous influx of people-bent on amusement, has become lower, yet there is so much healthy, strenuous activity in intellectual life and commercial rivalry as to entitle it, despite many moral deficiencies, to be regarded as the centre of life and learning in Germany.

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  • Early in 1531 he lectured publicly on Galen and Hippocrates, while his more serious pursuits seem to have been chequered by acting in a morale comedic, then a very frequent university amusement.

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  • Sir George writes as under: " As it may be an amusement to some of your readers to see a machine rise in the air by mechanical means, I will conclude my present communication by describing an instrument of this kind, which any one can construct at the expense of ten minutes' labour.

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  • They all, without exception, discharged some legal functions, legislative or administrative, and even in those in which amusement predominated, the Cain law was publicly rehearsed.

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  • This did not prevent the gatherings at Uisneach from being for ages celebrated for gaiety and amusement.

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  • It was not only the scene of amusement, but on account of its ample accommodation it was also the arena of much of the political life of the city.

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  • Here all the members assemble in the evening for conversation and amusement, the women spinning, while the children play.

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  • Hence came the practice which caused so much surprise and amusement to French and German travellers of the 16th and 17th centuriesthe wearing of the gentlemanly sword by the artisans of towns.

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  • This translation, however, left much to be desired in point of accuracy, and especially failed to reproduce the colour of the original with the exactness which those who do not read merely for amusement must desire.

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  • of New Rochelle, in the Sound, is Glen Island, an amusement resort; belonging to the Glen Island group, E.

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  • There are two large maidans, or commons, which are used as military parade grounds and for racing, as well as for golf links and other purposes of amusement.

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  • Amusement twinkled in his eyes and played with the corners of his mouth.

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  • Lathum eyed him with poorly veiled amusement.

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  • So gruff - and yet those eyes that sparkled with amusement.

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  • Connie stammered out a prim salutation, still staring at him, and Lisa blushed at Giddon's obvious amusement.

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  • His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.

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  • I followed a woman who grabbed him at an amusement park and stuck with her to her car where a guy was in the driver's seat.

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  • She grimaced as she reread the text, torn between amusement and disappointment.

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  • "I'm pretty sure he gets the picture," Damian said, unable to help his amusement.

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  • I'll be fine, he said in amusement.

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  • He glanced up at her, amusement in the upturned corner of his full lips.

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  • Damian heard the amusement in his voice.

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  • She glared at him, sensing his amusement.

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  • Damian asked in amusement.

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  • Dusty's gaze was on the ground, his smile partially hidden while Jule's amusement was less discreet.

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  • Darkyn's amusement at the deal made her shudder.

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  • "I was waiting in the portal room with her when Darkyn came to tell me I wasn't leaving," Wynn said with mild amusement.

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  • At the amusement in his voice, she flushed.

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  • It takes more than a week, he said with some amusement.

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  • Amusement danced in his eyes and around his mouth.

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  • When he smiled, his eyes twinkled with amusement.

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  • Kris shook his head, his look of disapproval mixed with amusement.

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  • Amusement flashed across the death dealer's face, and Gabriel shook his head.

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  • "Something like that," Gabriel said with mild amusement.

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  • Both looked at her, fleeting amusement on Gabriel's face but Rhyn's gaze flaring.

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  • His amusement was fleeting.

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  • Gabriel met her question with silence and another look of passing amusement.

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  • Amusement was deep in Molly's gaze, though she made no effort to come to her rescue.

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  • Sasha seemed to be ignoring her, though a small smile of amusement was on his face.

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  • Romas's gaze flickered over her in what she now knew to be amusement.

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  • A flicker of amusement crossed her face.

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  • As if he sensed her irritation at the early hour, a look of amusement crossed his face, visible in the shift of his eyebrows.

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  • "Perhaps because you are so small," he said with a trace of amusement.

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  • He pulled back with surprised amusement.

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  • Gerald eyed him with mild amusement.

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  • Fortunately, things look bleaker every day, he replied with amusement.

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  • "Give the woman the keypad," Dan said in amusement, jabbing him in the ribs with an elbow.

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  • Dan shot him a look of amusement before they both turned.

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  • Gabriel glanced over his shoulder at her with a look of tired amusement.

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  • Rhyn snorted in amusement.

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  • He continued to watch her without comment, but the amusement had left his eyes.

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  • Amusement danced in his eyes, but he managed to keep his face straight.

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  • Damian's eyes gleamed in sudden amusement.

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  • The Others looked at him in curious amusement.

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  • Darian snorted in amusement, though she heard the note of tension in his voice.

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  • Alex was successful in keeping the smile from his lips, but his eyes held a twinkle of amusement.

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  • He smiled warmly when he met her gaze, a twinkle of amusement deepening the amber color to brown.

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  • Color rushed to her cheeks when his eyes sparkled with amusement.

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  • He regarded her with growing amusement.

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  • There's nothing wrong with being universally hated, Dusty added, amusement in his voice.

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  • Xander's cunning amusement was apparent on his heavy features and in the half-smile punctuated by bloodied fangs.

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  • Xander handled the star-struck woman with amusement she expected and patience she didn't.

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  • Amusement crossed his features.

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  • The skin around Xander's eye was softened in something other than amusement, the light in his eyes a combination of hunger – and warmth.

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  • When he glanced up, the three brothers were staring at him in various stages of amusement.

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  • Fair play also to the chap donning the sumo suit, much amusement provided all-round.

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  • To all who are fond of garden scenes, in the great stile of Brown's finest works, Bowood will afford considerable amusement.

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  • This also caused yet more amusement in various onlookers.

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  • Not, of course, a happy smile, nor one of wry amusement.

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  • Another source of endless amusement to us greenkeeping folk is the quality of ladies ' golf.

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  • The story concerns four teenagers who vist a local carnival for a night of innocent amusement.

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  • Their arrival on the music scene heralded much amusement.

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  • amusement arcades need a license to enable the public to play on fruit machines where a cash prize can be won.

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  • amusement parks should not be allowed to keep wild animals?

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  • amusement park ride with a queue of people waiting to experience the ride.

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  • amusement machines, including fixed odds betting machines, have been released.

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  • An amusement permit applied where there was a mixture of amusement permit applied where there was a mixture of amusement and gaming machines or purely gaming machines.

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  • amusement devices.

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  • The help of m m amusement video brock peters the profits it.

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  • amusement of the capacity crowd.

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  • amusement of the rest of the group.

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  • amusement with prizes or video machines which are in the licensed premises.

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  • Golden Acre Park, Leeds opened in 1932 with a huge amusement park, boating lake, miniature railroad and many rides and attractions.

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  • While in Margate Anderson shot his own short film, O Dreamland, an unsettling depiction of a seaside amusement park.

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  • All amusement arcades need a license to enable the public to play on fruit machines where a cash prize can be won.

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  • The antics on pitch caused great bewilderment and amusement for all in the stands, although they never quite knew what was going on.

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  • The help of m m amusement video brock peters the profits it.

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  • Under the light of a large candlestick several youths pursued the amusement of the popular game of drafts.

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  • Or, simply watch the facial contortions for your own amusement.

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  • This time the game takes place in a huge amusement park run by Von Clutch, an evil cyborg.

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  • To my relief and amusement, she gave him one of the biggest dressing downs I have ever heard in my life!

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  • This site collects, categorizes and analyzes (for plausibility) a large collection of Urban Legends for your amusement and greater edification.

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  • encumbered with luggage to admit of the amusement.

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  • Too many fresh arrivals take place every moment, and the docks become too much encumbered with luggage to admit of the amusement.

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  • Had me in fit of girlish giggles every time they said " thankyou " in a Geordie accent, much to Cherb's amusement.

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  • girlish giggles every time they said " thankyou " in a Geordie accent, much to Cherb's amusement.

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  • grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park.

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  • latrine construction, much to the amusement of the women.

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  • Here he worked in domestic, commercial and entertainment fields, including the planning of amusement parks.

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  • You are guaranteed to get amusement although itâs a little pricy to buy, but like all Daihatsu cars it is cheap to run.

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  • At dawn a naked man interrupted some of the Druid rituals, but his drunken revelry merely caused cheers and amusement.

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  • smirks in amusement Khyrl says, " Don't play with fire, that's a good one " Ameliana agrees wholeheartedly.

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  • snort in amusement You say, " Not a chance.

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  • squishy noise, maybe of pain, maybe of amusement.

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  • stunned silence, swiftly followed by baffled amusement.

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  • titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.

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  • twirls the wheel for his own amusement.

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  • wry amusement.

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  • His father, a poor engraver, sent him to study art under the painter David, but his own tastes were literary, and he became a student in the College de France, where it is said he used to exercise his already strongly developed critical faculty by correcting for his own amusement old and bad texts of Greek authors, afterwards comparing the results with the latest and most approved editions.

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  • Bowls, at that date, was looked upon as a legitimate amusement for Sundays, - as, indeed, were many other sports.

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  • In the preface to the appendix containing the local arithmetic he states that, while devoting all his leisure to the invention of these abbreviations of calculation, and to examining by what methods the toil of calculation might be removed, in addition to the logarithms, rabdologia and promptuary, he had hit upon a certain tabular arithmetic, whereby the more troublesome operations of common arithmetic are performed on an abacus or chess-board, and which may be regarded as an amusement A facsimile of this document is given by Mark Napier in his Memoirs of John Napier (1834), p. 248.

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  • The staff officers bore similar titles, relics of the time when the order existed only for amusement: Genii, Hydras, Furies, Goblins, Night Hawks, Magi, Monks and Turks.

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  • A 10% surtax on the fees of admission to places of public amusement.

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  • The great amusement of the Andamanese is a formal night dance, but they are also fond of simple games.

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  • The city has several parks, including the Franklin of 90 acres, the Goodale of 44 acres, and the Schiller of 24 acres, besides the Olentangy, a well-equipped amusement resort on the banks of the river from which it is named, the Indianola, another amusement resort, and the United States military post and recruiting station, which occupies 80 acres laid out like a park.

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  • " Many anxious and solitary days," says Gibbon, " did she consume with patient trial of every mode of relief and amusement.

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  • For some months he found amusement in the preparation of the delightful Memoirs (1789) from which most of our knowledge of his personal history is derived; but his letters to friends in England, written between 1788 and 1793 occasionally betray a slight but unmistakable tone of ennui.

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  • In 182 2 he was sent to the Kreuzschule at Dresden, where he did so well that, four years later, he translated the first twelve books of the Odyssey for amusement.

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  • Notwithstanding the losses that the city had sustained, `Amr was able to write to his master, the caliph Omar, that he had taken a city containing "4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 12,000 dealers in fresh oil, 12,000 gardeners, 40,000 Jews who pay tribute, 400 theatres or places of amusement."

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  • The power of Naevius was the more genuine Italian gift - the power of satiric criticism - which was employed in making men ridiculous, not, like that of Plautus, in extracting amusement from the humours, follies and eccentricities of life.

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  • Hamburg is well supplied with places of amusement, especially of the more popular kind.

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  • The town, which is quite modern, contains many churches and chapels of all denominations, a town hall, public libraries, the Victoria hospital, three piers, theatres, ball-rooms, and other places of public amusement, including a lofty tower, resembling the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

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  • The astonishing colours and grotesque forms of some animals and plants which the museum zoologists gravely described without comment were shown by these observers of living nature to have their significance in the economy of the organism possessing them; and a general doctrine was recognized, to the effect that no part or structure of an organism is without definite use and adaptation, being designed by the Creator for the benefit of the creature to which it belongs, or else for the benefit, amusement or instruction of his highest creature - man.

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  • According to that theory, every organ, every part, colour and peculiarity of an organism, must either be of benefit to that organism itself or have been so to its ancestors: no peculiarity of structure or general conformation, no habit or instinct in any organism, can be supposed to exist for the benefit or amusement of another organism, not even for the delectation of man himself.

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  • The Henriade was at last licensed in France; Brutus, a play which he had printed in England, was accepted for performance, but kept back for a time by the author; and he began the celebrated poem of the Pucelle, the amusement and the torment of great part of his life.

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