Amusements sentence example

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  • At the same time her extravagance in dress, jewelry and amusements (including the gardens and theatricals at Trianon, of the cost of which such exaggerated reports were spread about) and her presence at horse-races and masked balls in Paris without the king, gave rise to great scandal, which was seized upon by her enemies, among whom were Mesdames, the count of Provence, and the duke of Orleans and the Palais Royal clique.
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  • Amusements were coarse and unrestrained.
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  • He had no taste except for ornament, and no serious interest except in amusements, versemaking, hunting and tournaments.
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  • Disney World is also home to plenty of innovation, with amusements not found anywhere else.
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  • In the amusements we have referred to does the " jolly drover " while the night away in Abilene.
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  • Among the earliest and most curious forms of amusements in Wales, was that of " trying the mettle " of the young men.
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  • Weston is typical of a British Victorian holiday center with piers, amusements, saucy postcards and donkeys giving children rides along the beach.
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  • With this view, the people, even in their ordinary amusements, are watched and carefully superintended.
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  • The amusements which the favourite had encouraged became the business of the xxi.
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  • Though he received, like all the heirs-apparent to the Russian throne, a certain amount of military training, his personal tastes did not lie in that direction, nor did he show any inclination for the boisterous amusements of the jeunesse doree of St Petersburg.
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  • Frederick William, seeing his son apparently absorbed in frivolous and effeminate amusements, gradually conceived for him an intense ., dislike, which had its share in causing him to break off the negotiations for a double marriage between the prince of Wales and Wilhelmina, and the princess Amelia, daughter of George II., and Frederick; for Frederick had been so indiscreet as to carry on a separate correspondence with the English court and to vow that he would marry Amelia or no one.
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  • Having nothing more to do in the way of visible reformation, yet finding in religion no pleasures to supply the place of the juvenile amusements which he had relinquished, he began to apprehend that he lay under some special malediction; and he was tormented by a succession of fantasies which seemed likely to drive him to suicide or to Bedlam.
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  • Many Pietists soon maintained that the new birth must always be preceded by agonies of repentance, and that only a regenerated theologian could teach theology, while the whole school shunned all common worldly amusements, such as dancing, the theatre, and public games.
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  • A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
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  • Including photographs depicting children at the turn of the century participating in various seaside amusements.
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  • The first carousel came to Coney Island in 1876, thanks to a Danish woodcarver, and this led to plenty of other amusements and eventually thrills such as the Cyclone roller coaster that was erected in 1927.
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  • This theme park is a throwback to the old school style of amusements with action packed rides, fun and delightful entertainment, and plenty of attractions for the little ones.
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  • Take them to the Main Street Penny Arcade (located in both California and Florida) where they can explore some vintage amusements and drop in a minimal amount of change (between 1 and 25 cents) per activity.
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  • By the mid-1950s, when Disneyland open its gates in Southern California, amusements parks such as LeSourdsville Lake were trying to compete, but couldn't.
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  • Riders less willing to conquer these intense thrills can instead take advantage of the family-oriented Canyon Blaster or the park's wide array of other thrill rides and classic amusements, shows, and spectacularly themed children's areas.
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  • A variety of jobs exist at the amusements parks, like concessions, ride operating and more.
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  • Try out a Kids Fantasy Suite, featuring Pottery Barn Kids décor and plenty of toys, games and other amusements.
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  • Will and KRS Amusements hosts carnivals as fundraisers.
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  • The Kidz Page has printable games for children, as well as a strong collection of online amusements that are safe for young web surfers.
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  • One of the elimination ceremonies during the fourth cycle of show caused viewers (and late night comedians) much amusements when eliminated suitor Ron said, "Deanna didn't reject me tonight.
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  • Whether you prefer history, nature or amusements along the shore, there is something for everyone.
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  • Tour lighthouses, play in the ocean, visit an aquarium, or stroll the boardwalk for amusements, food stands and a hundred points of interest.
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  • First there is the office or cabinet of the prefect for the general police (la police gnrale), with bureaus for various objects, such as the safety of the president of the republic, the regulation and order of public ceremonies, theatres, amusements and entertainments, &c.; secondly, the judicial police (la police judiciaire), with numerous bureaus also, in constant communication with the courts of judicature; thirdly, the administrative police (la police administrative) including bureaus, which superintend navigation, public carriages, animals, public health, &c. Concurrently with these divisions there is the municipal police, which comprises all the agents in enforcing police regulations in the streets or public thoroughfares, acting under the orders of a chief (chef de la police municipale) with a central bureau.
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  • Partly on account of his inability to share in the amusements of his fellows by reason of a deformity due to vaccine poisoning before he was five (the poison permanently arresting the growth and development of his legs), he was an eager student, and in 1814 he graduated at the College of South Carolina with the highest rank in his class and with a reputation throughout the state for scholarship and eloquence.
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  • Her reign (1730-40) was a regime of methodical German despotism on the lines laid down by her uncle, Peter the Great, and as she was naturally indolent and much addicted to frivolous amusements, the administration was directed by her favourite Biren (q.v.) and other men of German origin.
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  • This latter building, standing on high ground at Sydenham, and visible from far over the metropolis, is devoted not only to concerts, but to general entertainment, and the extensive grounds give accommodation for a variety of sports and amusements.
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  • In frequenting the salons of her friends the queen not only came in contact with a number of the younger and more dissipated courtiers, whose high play and unseemly amusements she countenanced, but she fell under the influence of various ambitious intriguers, such as the baron de Besenval, the comte de Vaudreuil, the duc de Lauzun and the comte d'Adhemar, whose interested manoeuvres she was induced to further by her affection for her favourites.
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  • This was at once an attack on Voltaire, who was giving theatrical representations at Les Delices, on D'Alembert, who had condemned the prejudice against the stage in the Encyclopedic, and on one of the favourite amusements of the society of the day.
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  • He tells of the English observance of Saturday afternoon as holy to the Virgin, and has much to say of popular amusements, which become sins when they keep people away from church.
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  • Among the laity, on the other hand, the ideal of holiness found realization in the observance of the ordinary principles of morality recognized by the world at large, in attendance upon the means of grace provided by the Church, in fasting at stated intervals, in eschewing various popular employments and amusements, and in almsgiving and prayer.
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  • For some years Henrietta Maria's chief interests lay in her young family, and in the amusements of a gay and brilliant court.
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  • The tsar did great damage to Evelyn's beautiful gardens, and, it is said, made it one of his amusements to ride in a wheelbarrow along a thick holly hedge planted especially by the owner.
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  • Another Adiaphorist controversy between Pietists and their opponents, respecting the lawfulness of amusements, arose in 1681, when Anton Reiser (1628-1686) denounced the opera as antichristian.
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  • On the pontiff's death he retired, with impaired health, to Padua, and there lived for a number of years engaged in literary labours and amusements.
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  • Here, too, should be mentioned St Francis's other great creation, the Tertiaries, or devout men and women living in the world, who while continuing their family life and their ordinary avocations, followed a certain rule of life, giving themselves up to more than ordinary prayer and the pursuit of good works, and abstaining from amusements of a worldly kind.
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  • Greek city life, with its political forms, its complement of festivities, amusements and intellectual exercise, went on more largely than before.
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  • The amusements of the people are generally not of a violent kind, being in keeping with their sedentary habits and the beat of the climate.
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  • Then Wolsey became supreme, while Henry was immersed in the pursuit of sport and other amusements.
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  • The ample revenues which his predecessors had consumed in pomp and luxury he diligently applied to the establishment of hospitals; and the multitudes who were supported by his charity preferred the eloquent discourses of their benefactor to the amusements of the theatre or of the circus.
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  • The railway from Moscow has its terminus close to the fair buildings, to the south of which is the suburb of Kunavino, widely known throughout the East as a place for amusements of the lowest kind during the fair.
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  • Taking the Berlin force as illustrative of the police system in the German Empire, police duties are as various as in France; the system includes a political police, controlling all matters relating to the press, societies, clubs and public and social amusements.
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  • The set of friends with whom he chiefly associated at Oxford were sometimes named, on account of their exceptionally decorous conduct, the "Bethel Union"; but he was by no means averse to amusements, and specially delighted in hurdle jumping and hunting.
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  • The time at which his festival was held (after harvest and seed-sowing), the nature of its ceremonies and amusements, his altar at the end of the Circus Maximus always covered with earth except on such occasions, all point to his connexion with the earth.
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  • Ferdinand grew up athletic, but ignorant, ill-bred, addicted to the lowest amusements; he delighted in the company of the lazzaroni (the most degraded class of the Neapolitan people), whose dialect and habits he affected, and he even sold fish in the market, haggling over the price.
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  • The work is hard, and, as there are few amusements on the farm, the men spend their resting periods in sleep. Their dormitories are usually comfortably furnished, their dining-halls clean.
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  • As it was, he spent his money as fast as he received it, living in a style of splendour ill befitting a simple scholar, and indulging his taste for pleasure in more than questionable amusements.
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  • His best songs had stolen into print; a collection was not published till 1809, under the title of Amusements of Leisure Hours.
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  • Fijians are fond of amusements.
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  • He had a taste for puerile amusements, a mania for useless little domestic economies in a court where millions vanished like smoke, and a natural idleness which achieved as its masterpiece the keeping a diary from 1766 to 1792 of a life so tragic, which was yet but a foolish chronicle of trifles.
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  • Today rafting trips are among the favorite amusements in Jamaica.
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  • Too often the due reception of the truth is greatly impeded by the cares, the businesses, or the amusements of the world.
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  • Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country.
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  • I trust that my readers have not concluded from the preceding chapter on books that reading is my only pleasure; my pleasures and amusements are many and varied.
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  • Francis showed an even greater love for violent exercises, such as hunting, which was his ruling passion, and tennis, and for tournaments, masquerades and amusements of all kinds.
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  • His favourite amusements were, one after another, relinquished, though not without many painful struggles.
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  • After meeting Princess Mary, though the course of his life went on externally as before, all his former amusements lost their charm for him and he often thought about her.
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