Approaching sentence example

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  • Her voice was approaching panic.
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  • She shrugged and glanced at Bordeaux, who was approaching the fire.
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  • Jonny argued, approaching her.
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  • Felipa smiled and glanced up to see Alex approaching them.
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  • Thinking about approaching the conversation and actually starting the conversation were two entirely different things.
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  • In the 15th century the time was approaching when the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope was to widen the scope of geographical enterprise.
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  • Approaching from behind, she noticed a bottle of scotch on the table, along with the two glasses.
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  • The highway ahead of them was clear, except for one big truck coming their way... and a car approaching the highway to their right.
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  • Approaching, she exclaimed, What a beautiful estate!
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  • Approaching Elisabeth's house, Jackson felt rattled with uncertainty.
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  • She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
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  • Finally, approaching noon, we crossed over a wide stream.
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  • Her father fell back, and she took a deep breath before approaching the men.
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  • There was no humidity, an ideal temperature and enough of a breeze to perfume the air with the zillion flowers recently wakened after a tough winter or per­haps just planted to welcome the approaching summer season.
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  • Just approaching the subject was verboten.
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  • The man approaching her had nearly reached her, and she huddled into a tighter ball.
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  • At the end of the year, when the Austrians were approaching Pesth, he asked for the mediation of Mr Stiles, the American envoy.
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  • A crisis was now approaching in foreign affairs which demanded all the experience and all the genius of Hastings for its solution.
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  • How about approaching this scientifically?
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  • A fisher­man had thought he'd sighted a body in the bay, but it was too far away to confirm and, with night approaching, the shape was lost in the darkening swells.
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  • The edge of the abysmal area comes close to the eastern coasts of Tasmania and New South Wales, approaching to within 60 m.
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  • I felt approaching footsteps, I stretched out my hand as I supposed to my mother.
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  • I often performed this duty of hospitality, waited long enough to milk a whole herd of cows, but did not see the man approaching from the town.
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  • What would have happened if on approaching Tarutino, Napoleon had attacked the Russians with but a tenth of the energy he had shown when he attacked them at Smolensk?
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  • On approaching Tarutino Kutuzov noticed cavalrymen leading their horses to water across the road along which he was driving.
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  • With a final glance at the approaching figures, she dropped from the wagon seat and sauntered over to join the men at the cook fire.
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  • Cramped, she stretched before approaching him again.
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  • It sat at her feet and stared at the llama approaching the fence.
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  • In 1901 Professor Furtwangler began a more systematic excavation of the site, and the new discoveries he then made, together with a fresh and complete study of the figures and fragments in Munich, have led to a rearrangement of the whole, which, if not certain in all details, may be regarded as approaching finality.
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  • Among the trees a man with long legs and long, swinging arms, wearing a short jacket, bast shoes, and a Kazan hat, was approaching with long, light steps.
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  • There was running to and fro and whispering; another troyka flew furiously up, and then all eyes were turned on an approaching sleigh in which the figures of the Emperor and Volkonski could already be descried.
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  • She heard the soft step of someone approaching and turned, surprised.
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  • He took her hand and they started down the stairs together, approaching the wolf with reticence.
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  • Memon chuckled and rose, approaching.
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  • The district is subject to very heavy rainfall approaching r50 in.
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  • Han asked, extending his hand as if approaching a wounded animal.
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  • He was already approaching her and stopped just before his body met hers.
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  • She was about to walk away in defeat and take her place in a dark corner watching the partygoers when she heard the sounds of approaching footsteps.
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  • Schmidt gave himself out as the incarnation of Enoch, and prophesied the approaching fall of the Church of Rome, the overthrow of the ancient sacraments, and the triumph of flagellation as the only road to salvation.
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  • Apart from points of doctrine which can be more or less definitely stated (not always with unanimity) Quakerism is an atmosphere, a manner of life, a method of approaching questions, a habit and; attitude of mind.
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  • Count Stanislas Russell, a naval officer, was sent on a mission to the Red Sea in 1857, and he reported strongly on the necessity of a French establishment in that region in view of the approaching completion of the Suez Canal.
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  • In this hopeless state of affairs a false report reached Emmet at one of his depots at nine o'clock in the evening that the military were approaching.
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  • Some served their avowed object with great success, being powerful instruments in the anti-papal polemic and sustaining the revolted Franciscans in their hope of an approaching triumph.
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  • Meanwhile, within the Ottoman Empire there was every sign of a rapidly approaching disintegration.
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  • The surface of the inland ice forms in a transverse section from the west to the east coast an extremely regular curve, almost approaching an arc of a wide circle, which along Nansen's route has its highest ridge somewhat nearer the east than the west coast.
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  • Approaching the coasts from the interior, the snow of the surface gradually changes its structure.
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  • All these docks were constructed by the Bute family at a cost approaching three millions sterling.
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  • Baird was also wounded, and as night was approaching, Hope suspended the advance, and subsequently embarked the army, with scarcely any further loss.
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  • Wellington had insufficient siege equipment and transport for heavy guns; five assaults failed, and Soult (having left Suchet in Valencia) and also the Army of Portugal were both approaching, so Wellington withdrew on the night of the Retreat 21st of October, and, directing the evacuation of from Madrid, commenced the "Retreat from Burgos."
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  • Sir Thomas Graham commenced the active siege of San Sebastian on the 10th of July 1813, but as Soult was approaching to its relief, the assault was ordered for daylight on the 24th.
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  • Every one felt that a catastrophe was approaching.
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  • On approaching Alexander he raised his hat, and as he did so, Rostov, with his cavalryman's eye, could not help noticing that Napoleon did not sit well or firmly in the saddle.
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  • During the dull day, in the course of which he was entertained by his elderly hosts and by the more important of the visitors (the old count's house was crowded on account of an approaching name day), Prince Andrew repeatedly glanced at Natasha, gay and laughing among the younger members of the company, and asked himself each time, What is she thinking about?
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  • When they had gone a little less than a mile, five more riders with dogs appeared out of the mist, approaching the Rostovs.
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  • Natasha looked from one to the other as a hunted and wounded animal looks at the approaching dogs and sportsmen.
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  • A French noncommissioned officer of hussars, in crimson uniform and a shaggy cap, shouted to the approaching Balashev to halt.
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  • A group of bareheaded peasants was approaching across the meadow toward the prince.
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  • At dawn next day Pierre was approaching Mozhaysk.
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  • Someone, a very important personage judging by the haste with which way was made for him, was approaching the icon.
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  • But Pierre, though he felt that something unusual was happening around him, did not realize that he was approaching the fire.
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  • The convicts stopped when they reached the post and, while sacks were being brought, looked dumbly around as a wounded beast looks at an approaching huntsman.
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  • His attention was focused on two riders approaching.
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  • I looked up to see Molly and Bumpus approaching.
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  • She looked at him with a coy smile before approaching.
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  • As they moved down the trail to their parked Jeep, they heard the sound of a vehicle approaching.
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  • When he finally pulled his head back out of the car, Alex was approaching.
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  • Jenn chose a direction and paused at the first intersection to listen for anyone approaching.
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  • She glanced at Sofi again before approaching the Black God.
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  • Taran waited only a moment longer before approaching.
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  • As she paused at the buggy, from the corner of her eye she saw Rob approaching her.
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  • The secret of this character lies evidently in a constant attempt to express an ideal in forms more and more closely approaching to realities.
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  • Edward himself landed in Flanders to procure allies for his approaching campaign.
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  • A crisis was rapidly approaching.
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  • Meantime the internal politics of Venice had been steadily preparing the way for the approaching fusion at Rialto.
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  • Although the species are fewer in number than in most other families of fishes, they are widely spread and extremely abundant, peopling by countless schools the oceans of the tropical and temperate zones, and approaching the coasts only accidentally, occasionally, or periodically.
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  • After approaching its south-west extremity it abandons the broad valley which leads to the lake, and makes its way northwards through a narrow gap in the mountains and joins the Angara at Irkutsk.
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  • Approaching the abbey he resolved to do as his favourite hero Amadis de Gaul did - keep a vigil all night before the Lady altar and then lay aside his worldly armour to put on that of Christ.
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  • Reinforcements were also brought up from San Juan and preparations made to resist an attack by the Americans, despite the current rumours of approaching peace.
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  • Meantime Der Ring des Nibelungen was rapidly approaching completion, and on the 13th of August 1876 the introductory portion, Das Rheingold, was performed at Bayreuth for the first time as part of the great whole, followed on the 14th by Die Walkiire, on the 16th by Siegfried and on the 17th by Geitterdiimmerung.
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  • The Danes had only three days' warning of the approaching danger; and the vast and dilapidated line of defence had at first but 2000 regular defenders.
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  • After an unsuccessful attempt to storm Zatec the crusaders retreated somewhat ingloriously, on hearing that the Hussite troops were approaching.
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  • Like the scorpions the spiders have a special tendency to cannibalism, and accordingly the male, in approaching the female for the purpose of fertilizing her, is liable to be fallen upon and sucked dry by the object of his attentions.
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  • Thirty miles lower down the Orange reaches, in 25° 40' E., its southernmost point30° 40' S., approaching within 20 m.
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  • He spoke with the utmost calm of his approaching death; "c'est une derniere fonction," he said, "qui n'est ni penible ni desagreable."
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  • Education, as need hardly be said, was in the 'sixties at a very low ebb, and nothing approaching the standard of a high school existed.
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  • The heavy rain, which had delayed the commencement of the action, had swollen the Bistritz so as to check their advance and thus postpone the decision, whilst the mist and driving rain hid the approaching troops from the Austrian gunners, whose shells burst almost harmlessly on the sodden ground.
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  • On the other hand, the reagents by which such modifications are apt to be produced are not necessarily simple; many of them likewise are known to be of very high degrees of complexity, approaching perhaps in complexity the molecules to which they are akin.
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  • Altogether a sum approaching 2,500,000 was spent in Holland within the latter part of the 19th century on the improvement of the Rhine and its principal arteries.
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  • South of the Thames a broken amphitheatre of low hills, approaching the river near Greenwich and Woolwich on the east and Putney and Richmond on the west, encloses a tract flatter than that to the north, and rises more abruptly in the southern districts of Streatham, Norwood and Forest Hill.
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  • The Privy Council were at this time apprehensive of an approaching scarcity of food.
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  • An account of these translations will be found in The Principles of Buddhist Law by Chan Toon (Rangoon, 1894), which is the first attempt to present those principles in something approaching to a systematic form.
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  • The water-demon Grendel and the dragon (probably), by whom Beowulf is mortally wounded, have been supposed to represent the powers of autumn and darkness, the floods which at certain seasons overflow the low-lying countries on the coast of the North Sea and sweep away all human habitations; Beowulf is the hero of spring and light who, after overcoming the spirit of the raging waters, finally succumbs to the dragon of approaching winter.
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  • The crowning struggle of Gladstone's political career was now approaching its climax.
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  • They may have contributed to the formation of the style of comedy which appears at the very outset much more mature than that of serious poetry, tragic or epic. They gave the name and some of the characteristics to that special literary product of the Roman soil, the satura, addressed to readers, not to spectators, which ultimately was developed into pure poetic satire in Lucilius, Horace, Persius and Juvenal, into the prose and verse miscellany of Varro, and into something approaching the prose novel in Petronius.
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  • It is of irregular figure, approaching to an oval, about 3 m.
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  • The sign of the electrification imparted to the electroscope when so charged - that is, whether positive or negative - can be determined by rubbing the sealing-wax rod with flannel and the glass rod with silk, and approaching them gently to the electroscope one at a time.
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  • No woman makes any but the briefest appearance in his pages, though in reference to this it must of course be remembered that he was certainly a man past middle life when the events occurred, and perhaps a man approaching old age when he set them down.
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  • This work involved several journeys to Europe, and was performed with a thoroughness approaching finality.
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  • A little later (January 1657) he suppressed with ruthless severity a rising of the spahis; a certain Sheik Salim, leader of the fanatical mob of the capital, was drowned in the Bosporus; and the Greek Patriarch, who had written to the voivode of Wallachia to announce the approaching downfall of Islam, was hanged.
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  • Corps approaching, whilst the rain of shells into St Privat exceeded anything hitherto seen on any battlefield, decided to call on the whole of his force to attack.
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  • Just as the leading German troops were approaching St Hubert the French again began to fire, their bullets plunging down among the fresh arrivals, who knowing nothing of what had taken place about St Hubert (where the remnant of their own infantry were still offering a desperate resistance) opened fire into the backs of their own men, and a fourth panic began which soon spread to the stragglers crowding the Mance ravine.
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  • Bournonville's army near Frankfort was still to be dealt with, and the Great Elector and his Brandenburgers were rapidly approaching the Main valley.
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  • H is a pulley to guide the approaching and receding parts of the belt to and from the beam in parallel directions.
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  • The objects originally contemplated had been the restoration of the unity of the church and its reform in head and members; but so great had become the prominence of Bohemian affairs that to these also a first place in the programme of the approaching oecumenical assembly required to be assigned, and for their satisfactory settlement the presence of Huss was necessary.
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  • Miinzer dreamed of an approaching millennium on earth to be heralded by violence and suffering, but Hubmaier and Denk were peaceful evangelists who believed that man's will was free and that each had within him an inner light which would, if he but followed it, guide him to God.
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  • The Blue Hills in Milton are the nearest elevations to the coast, and are conspicuous to navigators approaching Boston.
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  • Zarubayev, who had used only about half his forces in the battle, nevertheless S' retired in the night, fearing to be cut off by a descent of the approaching 4th Army on Haicheng, and well content to have broken the spell of defeat.
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  • North of the Taitszeho the crisis was approaching.
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  • On the other side Oku had taken over part of Nogi's line, thus freeing the 3rd Army for further extension to the north-west, and the rest of the 2nd Army, the 4th, the 1st and the 5th were approaching the Hun-ho from the south (March 8th).
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  • The prevailing colour of the most admired varieties of the canary is yellow, approaching in some cases to orange, and in others to white; while the most robust birds are those which, in the dusky green of the upper surface of their plumage, show a distinct approach to the wild forms. The least prized are those in which the plumage is irregularly spotted and speckled.
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  • In the summer of 597 he knew that his end was approaching.
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  • There on the 4th of May 1794 he married Mlle Catherine Boyer, though he was a minor and had not the consent of his family - an act which brought him into a state almost approaching disgrace and penury.
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  • The two earliest of the Minor Prophets, Amos and Hosea, prophesied in the northern kingdom, at about 760 and 740 B.C. respectively; both foresaw the approaching ruin of northern Israel at the hands of the Assyrians, which took place in fact when Sargon took Samaria in 722 B.C.; and both did their best to stir their people to better things.
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  • In view of this approaching revolution, both the Church and the world were regarded as living from hand to mouth.
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  • As a group they are cosmopolitan, their northern limit approaching that of the permanently frozen subsoil, while in the southern hemisphere the southern point of Patagonia forms the farthest limit.
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  • It is exceedingly quick in its movements, but seizes its prey by waiting in ambush or stealthily approaching to within springing distance, when it suddenly rushes upon it and tears it to ground with its The Leopard (Felis pardus).
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  • Howe then concentrated his force of nine small line-of-battle ships at Sandy Hook on the 29th of June, and on the 11 th of July he learnt that d'Estaing was approaching.
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  • The most i m important developments of the cult are in East Asia p p among the Siberian tribes; among the Ainu of Sakhalin a young bear is caught at the end of winter and fed for some nine months; then after receiving honours it is killed, and the people, who previously show marks of grief at its approaching fate, dance merrily and feast on its body.
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  • In July 1628 Kepler accordingly arrived with his family at Sagan in Silesia, where he applied himself to the printing of his ephemerides up to the year 1636, and whence he issued, in 1629, a Notice to the Curious in Things Celestial, warning astronomers of approaching transits.
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  • He broke the bread not in token of his approaching death, but in order to its equal distribution.
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  • Some horses, good performers over any description of fence, will not jump water under any circumstances; while the chance of a ducking deters many from riding at it; and, however bold the horse may be, he will soon refuse water if his rider be perpetually in two minds when approaching it.
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  • The annual yield of gold in the Appalachian belt had fallen off to about $500,000 in value, that of California had risen to $36,000,000, and was rapidly approaching the epoch of its culmination (1851I 853).
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  • The month, however, being a convenient period of time, has retained its place in the calendars of all nations; but, instead of denoting a synodic revolution of the moon, it is usually employed to denote an arbitrary number of days approaching to the twelfth part of a solar year.
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  • Its range towards the pole seems to be only bounded by open water, and it is the constant attendant upon all who are employed in the whale and seal fisheries, showing the greatest boldness in approaching boats and ships, and feeding on the offal obtained from them.
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  • The Siberian larch has smooth grey bark and smaller cones, approaching in shape somewhat to those of the American hackmatack; it seems even hardier than the Alpine tree, growing up to latitude 68°, but, as the inclement climate of the polar shores is neared, dwindling down to a dwarf and even trailing bush.
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  • Other churches of some note are San Filippo Neri (1672-1772), the dome of which fell in just as it was approaching completion under the hands of Guarini and was restored by Juvara, and La Gran Madre de Dio, erected to commemorate the return of the royal family in 1814.
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  • Colonel Stevenson was meanwhile approaching with a second division from the east, and it was intended that the two should unite.
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  • The sky-line of this range of mountains, as seen by the approaching traveller some miles outside the entrance to the bay, forms the rough outline of a huge reclining figure called " the sleeping giant," the facial profile of which is also known as " Lord Hood's nose."
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  • The Solomon islanders are of Melanesian (Papuan) stock, though in different parts of the group they vary considerably in their physical characteristics, in some islands approaching the pure Papuan, in some showing Polynesian crossings and in others resembling the Malays.
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  • As these areas are practically the only areas which of late years have come within the scope of European regulation, the time seems to be approaching when the principle may be declared to be of general application.
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  • Approaching Rawalpindi district the hills open out, and rich plain lands take the place of the terraced hillsides and forests of the more northern uplands.
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  • Lord Rayleigh,' who has also investigated vibrating systems giving series of lines approaching a definite limit of " root," remarks that by dynamical reasoning we are always led to equations giving the square of the period and not the period, while in the equation representing spectral series the simplest results are obtained for the first power of the period.
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  • Having weighed the probable pains and pleasures of approaching old age, he decided that life had nothing left for which he greatly cared, and drowned himself.
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  • One day, approaching Coventry, "the Lord opened to him" that none were true believers but such as were born of God and had passed from death unto life; and this was soon followed by other "openings" to the effect that "being bred at Oxford or Cambridge was not enough to fit and qualify men to be ministers of Christ," and that "God who made the world did not dwell in temples made with hands."
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  • There is, however, a certain difference in the way of approaching things.
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  • We can only explain it by supposing that Wundt wishes to believe that, beyond the " ideal," there really is proof of a transcendent, ideating, substance-generating will of God; and that he is approaching the noumenal voluntarism of his younger contemporary Paulsen.
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  • Approaching the Peshawar plains the Safed Koh throws off long spurs eastward, and amongst the foothills of these eastern spurs the Afridi Tirah long remained hidden from European eyes.
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  • His name is most widely known in connexion with his work on the liquefaction of the so-called permanent gases and his researches at temperatures approaching the zero of absolute temperature.
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  • The 6th of April was kept as a day of fasting and prayer, and the 1st of July was thus set apart in order to seek divine guidance for the approaching conference.
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  • The gueridon is still occasionally seen in something approaching its original form; but it had no sooner been introduced than the artistic instinct of the French designer and artificer converted it into a far worthier object.
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  • In 1866 the Abbe Desgodins travelled through portions of eastern Tibet and reached Chiamdo (in Kham), but was prevented from approaching any closer to Lhasa.
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  • After a journey of half a year Hedin reached Shigatse; on leaving it he turned north again, intending to explore the large sacred lake Dangra-yumso, west of Ngantse t'so, but when within sight of it he was prevented by Tibetans from approaching it.
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  • We are gradually approaching a solution of this obscure problem.
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  • The stomach is much more complex than in the true pigs, almost approaching that of a ruminant.
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  • To facilitate this mechanical lifting, gear is provided which is readily controlled, and can raise or lower the periscope at a speed approaching 25 ft.
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  • Such a circumstance occurring at a time of general festivity, when devices, mottoes and conceits of all kinds were adopted as ornaments or badges of the habits worn at jousts and tournaments, would naturally have been commemorated as other royal expressions seem to have been by its conversion into a device and motto for the dresses at an approaching hastilude."
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  • During the first century of the existence of the Gentile Christian Church, "the hope of the approaching end of the world and the glorious kingdom of Christ" was dominant, although warnings had to be given against doubt and indifference.
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  • The mooruk, or Bennett's cassowary (Casuarius Bennettii), is a shorter and more robust bird, approaching in the thickness of its legs to the moas.
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  • Having insisted upon various conditions, prominent among them being military aid for the approaching war, he gave the imperial sanction to Frederick's request in November 17c'0; whereupon the elector, hurrying at once to Konigsberg, crowned himself with great ceremony king of Prussia on the 18th of January 1701.
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  • Here, intense solar radiation by day, which raises the surface when dry to a temperature approaching 80° F., alternates with severe frost by night.
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  • Sediments approaching to the culm type, with similar flora and fauna, were deposited in synclinal hollows in parts of France and Spain.
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  • Though the Apennines comprised within the boundaries of Latium do not rise to a height approaching that of the loftiest summits of the central range, they attain to a considerable altitude, and form steep and rugged mountain masses from 4000 to 5000 ft.
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  • Under Burmese rule Lashio was also the centre of authority for the northern Shan States, but the Burmese post in the valley was close to the Nam Yao, in an old Chinese fortified camp. The Lashio valley was formerly very populous; but a rebellion, started by the sawbwa of Hsenwi, about ten years before the British occupation, ruined it, and it is only slowly approaching the prosperity it formerly enjoyed; pop. (1901) 2565.
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  • Besides the main railways there are numerous light railways (chemins de fer vicinaux), of a total length approaching 2500 m.
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  • Meanwhile although the states were still sitting at the Hague, an army of 14,000 troops under the command of Prince Frederick, second son of the king, was gradually approaching Brussels.
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  • His approaching end seems to have been known to the guilds at Bethel and Jericho, both of which they visited in their last journey.
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  • The unfailing freshness and charm of the contrast between the importance, the gravity, in some cases the dry and abstruse nature, of their subjects, and the lightness, sometimes almost approaching levity in its special sense, of the manner in which these subjects are attacked is a triumph of literary art of which no familiarity dims the splendour, and which no lapse of time can ever impair.
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  • The sculptures and paintings of ancient Egypt bear no trace of anything approaching scientific irrigation, but they often show the peasant baling up the water at least as early as 2000 B.C. By means of this simple plan of raising water and pouring it over the fields thousands of acres are watered every year in India, and the system has many advantages in the eyes of the peasant.
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  • It is a striking example of the way in which such legends grow, that it is only the latest of these authorities, Hsiian Tsang, who says that, though ostensibly approaching the Buddha with a view to reconciliation, Devadatta had concealed poison in his nail with the object of murdering the Buddha.
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  • Windham's servant, who sat up with him during his last night, declared that "no man could appear more collected, more devout or less terrified at the thoughts of the approaching minute."
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  • A second tract, of moderate elevation, sweeps round the Baltic, without, however, approaching its shores.
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  • Protected cruisers - - - 31 effective,2 approaching completion.
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  • Torpedo craft of modern types, 130 effective, 3 approaching completion.
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  • The cities entered upon the approaching contest at a considerable disadvantage.
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  • She abolished serfdom, granted municipal rights to the cities, established an admirable system of elementary and secondary education, and invited all classes to compete for civil offices; and ample means were provided for the approaching struggle by drastic military reform.
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  • The most important of all the symptoms of the approaching cataclysm was, however, the growing unrest among the peasants.
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  • The practical result was a system very nearly approaching to the absence of any customs duties, and for the period for which these treaties lasted a revision of the tariff could not be carried out by means of legislation.
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  • Clapperton in 1826-1827 made a second journey, approaching the same territory from the Guinea coast.
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  • The left and leading square (2nd Brigade) moved towards the khor, approaching at a point where a little ravine joined it.
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  • This division of national sentiment within the monarchy, complicated by the approaching extinction of the Oldenburg line of the house of Denmark, by which, in the normal course under the Salic law, the succession to Holstein would have passed away from the Danish crown, opened up the whole complicated SchleswigHolstein Question with all its momentous consequences.
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  • They were so costly that no person of moderate means could hope to possess any large number; even the public libraries had nothing approaching to a complete collection.
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  • In the former case it is often difficult to obtain the brine at a density even approaching saturation, and chambers and galleries are sometimes excavated within the saliferous beds to increase the dissolving surface, and water let down fresh is pumped up as brine.
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  • Some, however, are wanderers, either swimming actively with the aid of cilia, or floating inertly as the result of a specific weight closely approaching that of the medium.
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  • In 1738 the waning power of Walpole and the approaching war with Spain caused Forbes of Culloden to propose the raising of four or five highland regiments for foreign service.
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  • In approaching the East from the north of Siberia or from the south of Greece and the Troad, the history of iron in each country eastward is relatively later; while a review of European countries from the north towards the south shows the latter becoming acquainted with the metal earlier than the former.
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  • In medicine the clinical examination of a patient is a test carried out under conditions more nearly approaching those of actual work than any other; and distinction in medical examinations is probably more often followed by distinction in after life than is the case in other examinations.
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  • The passover was approaching, and plots were being laid for His destruction.
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  • On the voyage he noticed the retardation of the pendulum in approaching the equator; and during his stay on the island he observed, on the 7th of November 1677, a transit of Mercury, which suggested to him the important idea of employing similar phenomena for determining the sun's distance.
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  • Lastly, the philosophers of the second physical succession - Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Leucippus - not directly attacking the great mystery of the One and the Many, but in virtue of a scientific instinct approaching it through the investigation of phenomena, were brought by their study of sensation to perceive and to proclaim the inadequacy of the organs of sense.
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  • The primary reason for this retention is that nothing approaching the difference in dispersive power between ordinary crown glass and ordinary dense flint glass (a difference of i to 13) has yet been obtained between any pair of the newer glasses.
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  • The torrent ran in a few hours to the sea, and formed that shallow or lagoon called by Pliny Subitum Vadum, which prevented the ships approaching the shores."
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  • Vogel of Potsdam, by repeated measurements of the motion of Algol in the line of sight, showed that the star is always receding from us before the loss of light and approaching us afterwards.
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  • Albrecht has shown that, of the 10 members of the S Cephei class for which both the orbits and the light-variations are thoroughly known, the maximum light always occurs approximately at the time when the brighter component is approaching us most rapidly; this relation, which seems to be well established, is a most perplexing one.
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  • At another time Clarke on looking out at the window saw a grave blockhead approaching the house; upon which he cried out, "Boys, boys, be wise; here comes a fool."
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  • Finally, it is on the whole in keeping with Mill's presuppositions to admit even in the case of the method of difference that in practice it is approximative and instructive, while the theoretical formula, to which it aims at approaching asymptotically as limit, if exact, is in some sense sterile.
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  • It is divided by the pitch-point I into two .partsthe arc or line of approach described by T in approaching the line of centres, and the arc or line of recess described by T after having passed the line of centres.
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  • When the a,ces of a pair of pulleys are not parallel, the pulleys should be so placed that the part of the belt which is approaching each pulley shall be in the plane of the pulley.
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  • If one of the two is to be rejected it must be the tenth, which is certainly the less Homeric. It relates a picturesque adventure, conceived in a vein more approaching that of comedy than any other part of the Iliad.
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  • It was rather the right touch on life, the right feeling for human independence, the right way of approaching the materials of philosophy, religion, scholarship and literature, that failed.
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  • Finland includes in the south-west the Aland archipelago - its frontier approaching within .8 m.
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  • The women form a striking contrast to the men; there is more of feminine beauty in them than is commonly seen in the women of Bengal, with a form and feature somewhat approaching the European.
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  • When, on the 14th of September 1714, he suddenly returned to his dominions, Stralsund and Wismar were all that remained to him of his continental possessions; while by the end of 1715 Sweden, now fast approaching the last stage of exhaustion, was at open war with England, Hanover, Russia, Prussia, Saxony and Denmark, who had formed a coalition to partition her continental territory between them.
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  • Nearly approaching this is P. excelsa, the Bhotan pine, which differs chiefly in its longer cones and drooping glaucous foliage.
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  • The zir-jamah, or trousers,i are of cloth among the higher classes, particularly those of the military order, who affect a garment of a tightness approaching that worn by Europeans.
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  • It has been suggested that the name arose from the cry they used when approaching their nocturnal rendezvous; but it is more probable that it was derived from a nickname applied to their leader Jean Cottereau (1767-1794).
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  • The Mohamadani nomads occupy the central mountain region, to the south of which lie the Mashkel and Kharan deserts, inhabited by a people of quite different origin, who possess something approaching to historical records.
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  • Before daylight on the 19th of August 1779 was approaching, Major Henry Lee with a force of about 400 men surprised the British garrison at Paulus Hook, where Jersey City now stands, and, although sustaining a loss of 20 men, killed 50 of the garrison and took about 160 prisoners.
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  • Sture was mortally wounded at the battle of Borgerund, on the 10th of January, and the Danish army, unopposed, was approaching Upsala, where the members of the Swedish Riksrad had already assembled.
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  • As philosopher, politician, historian, essayist, orator, he aimed at lucid and harmonious expression - not, indeed, neglecting the importance of the material he undertook to treat, but approaching his task in the spirit of an artist rather than a thinker or a man of action.
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  • Yet he was far from approaching the analysis of emotion with the directness of a Heine or De Musset.
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  • Even where, as in the Pennine region and the Lake District, the people have been completely assimilated with the Teutonic stock, they retain a typical character, marked by independence of opinion approaching stubbornness, and by great determination and enterprise.
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  • That creatures should exist so nearly approaching to each other in all the particulars of their physical structure, and yet differing so immeasurably in their endowments and capabilities, would be a fact hard to believe, if it were not manifest to our observation.
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  • As the brains of the vertebrate animals form an ascending scale, more and more approaching man's in their arrangement, the fact here finds its explanation, that lower animals perform mental processes corresponding in their nature to our own, though of generally less power and complexity.
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  • This expectation has hardly been fulfilled, but of late years the notion of a variety of the human race, geologically ancient, differing from any known in historic times, and with characters approaching the simian, has been supported by further discoveries.
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  • Stone implements, more or less approaching the European Palaeolithic type, were found in Africa from Egypt southwards, wherein such parts as Somaliland and Cape Colony they lie about.
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  • Every able-bodied Abyssinian is expected to join the army in case of need, and a force, well armed with modern weapons, approaching 250,000 can be placed in the field.
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  • The majority, however, may be described as a mixed Hamito-Semitic people, who are in general well formed and handsome, with straight and regular features, lively eyes, hair long and straight or somewhat curled and in colour dark olive, approaching to black.
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  • Sunderland continued to take part in public life, and was active in communicating with the court of Hanover about the steps to be taken in view of the approaching death of the queen.
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  • The first signs of the approaching trouble were displayed at the great military station of Barrackpur, 16 m.
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  • To about this time, when he was approaching his sixtieth year, may belong the noble portraitdrawing of himself in red chalk at Turin.
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  • But there is no warrant for restricting the term to any special mode of approaching the problems indicated; and as these form the central subject of metaphysical inquiry, no valid distinction can be drawn between natural theology and general metaphysics.
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  • It is in this latter sense that it is used of Germany, and of Britain in respect of India; it is in something approaching this latter sense that it may be said to be used of Austria.
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  • Russia had shown symptoms of anger against Rumania for not having taken up a decided attitude in the approaching struggle, and the Russian ambassador Ignatiev had some months previously threatened that his government would seize Rumania as a pledge as soon as the Turks occupied Servia and Montenegro.
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  • The equation of light is the time taken by light to traverse the sun's mean distance from the earth; it can be found by the acceleration or retardation of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites according as Jupiter is approaching opposition or conjunction with the sun; a recent analysis shows that its value is 498.6", which leads to the same value of the parallax as above, but the internal discrepancies of the material put its authority upon a much lower level.
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  • In the Apologeticum all mankind are exhorted to repent, in view of the approaching end of the world.
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  • Upon returning to his post, in 1859, the approaching presidential campaign of 1860 did not deter him from delivering a speech, entirely free from personal rancour, on " The Barbarism of Slavery " - to this day one of the most comprehensive and scathing indictments of American slavery ever presented.
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  • After the treachery of the French commander of this expedition a spirit of unity and despairing energy seemed reawakened in them; but this could not avert and scarcely delayed the rapidly approaching extinction of the community.
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  • Real "monohydrate" or acid approaching loo% can be made by Lunge's process of cooling strong O.V.
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  • Hence arise infinite and inextricable difficulties which obstruct the study of canon law; an immense field for controversy and litigation; a thousand perplexities of conscience; and finally contempt for the laws."' We know how the Vatican council had to separate without approaching the question of canonical reform; but this general desire for a recasting of the ecclesiastical code was taken up again on the initiative of Rome.
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  • The Konkan is hot and moist, the fall of rain during the monsoon sometimes approaching 3 00 in.
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  • But the emperor was late, and by the time that he was approaching the French frontier Philip Augustus had discovered that Johns.
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  • He sincerely believed that the exaggeration and exaltation of the popular editor of the Pesti Hirlap would cast the nation back into the old evil conditions from which it had only just been raised, mainly by Szechenyi's own extraordinary efforts, and in Kelet nepe, which is also an autobiography, he prophetically hinted at an approaching revolution.
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  • The latter dictum must not, however, be pushed to an extreme, since the African elephant, which is the largest living land mammal, attaining in exceptional cases a height approaching 12 ft., was largely exceeded in this respect by an extinct Indian species, whose height has been estimated at between 15 and 16 ft.
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  • Man and monkeys alone possess parallel and convergent vision of the two eyes, while a divergent, and consequently a very widely extended, vision is a prerogative of the lower mammals; squirrels, for instance, and probably also hares and rabbits, being able to see an object approaching them directly from behind without turning their heads.
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  • Those to-day who are nearest the Socini in belief are as far as any from their fashion of approaching and justifying their chosen version of Christian doctrine.
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  • The Pe-shan swelling, with its flanking ranges of the Chol-tagh and Kuruk-tagh, which, by gradually approaching the Nan-shan section of the Kuen-lun in about 98° E., narrow the desert, are a good deal lower, namely 5000 to 9000 ft.
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  • The narrow straits in which the waterway connecting the Mediterranean with the Black Sea contracts, both to the north and to the south of the city, could be rendered impassable to hostile fleets approaching from either direction, while on the landward side the line of defence was so short that it could be strongly fortified, and held against large numbers by a comparatively small force.
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  • In approaching Attica from Boeotia a change of temperature is felt as soon as a person descends from Cithaeron or Parnes, and the sea breeze, which in modern times is called µ0firfs, or that which sets towards shore, moderates the heat in summer.
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  • Under Diocletian the senate became a political nonentity, the last traces of republican institutions disappeared, and were replaced by an absolute monarchy approaching to despotism.
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  • Nevertheless it was a grave error of judgment and contributed to the approaching war.
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  • The personages of his drama are rather to be accounted as so much painted cloth and cardboard, than as anything approaching the nature of men and women.
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  • But as yet, the recessional or approaching movements of only a few hundred stars have been registered; and this store of information is scanty indeed compared with the needs of research.
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  • The death of her father roused her to serious reflection, and one day, as she entered the oratory, she was struck by the image of the wounded Christ, placed there for an approaching festival.
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  • Lieutenant Bligh, approaching them in the launch of the "Bounty," 1789, had a hostile encounter with natives.
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  • Ireland presents to these winds no unbroken mountain ridge running north and south, which would result in two climates as distinct as those of the east and west of Ross-shire; but it presents instead only a series of isolated groups, with the result that it is only a few limited districts which enjoy climates approaching in dryness the climates of the whole of the eastern side of Great Britain.
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  • Between 1831 and 1842 there were six seasons of dearth, approaching in some places to famine.
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  • The shores of the greater portion of the southern half of the island are low and flat, but in the northern half the coast is often bold and precipitous, the high land occasionally approaching the sea.
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  • We are taken to a period in biblical history when, though the historical sources are almost inexplicably scanty, the narratives of the past were approaching their present shape.
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  • By the possession of the three bishoprics and the recapture of Calais an effort towards a natural line of frontier and towards a national policy seemed indicated; but while the old soldiers could not forget Marignano, Ceresole, nor Italy perishing with the name of France on her lips, the secret alliance between the cardinal of Lorraine and Granvella against the Protestant heresy foretold the approaching subordination of national questions to religious differences, and a decisive attempt to purge the kingdom of the new doctrines.
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  • Far from reserving all his forces for an important struggle elsewhere, foreshadowed by the approaching death of Charles II.
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  • During the Tertiary era the geographical configuration of the globe was steadily approaching that of the present day; but in the earlier part of the time there still existed the great equatorial ocean "Tethys," and there is evidence that East India and Africa, Australia and Asia, north Europe and North America were probably severally united by land connexions.
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  • There are few good harbours, Port 1 It was supposed to be indicated by the line which, according to the Turkish firman of 1841, describes a semicircle from the Siwa Oasis to Wadai, approaching the Nile between the Second and Third Cataracts.
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  • When approaching his fiftieth year he entered political life, and became a member of the National Legislative Assembly.
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  • The horse is eminently " digitigrade," standing on the extremity of the single digit of each foot, which is kept habitually in a position approaching to vertical.
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  • When she was three-and-twenty, she inherited practically the whole of the immense wealth of her grandfather Thomas Coutts (approaching two millions sterling, a fabulous sum in those days), by the will of the duchess of St Albans, who, as the actress Henrietta Mellon, had been his second wife and had been left it on his death in 1821.
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  • On the lateral walls of the approach we have a similar procession of attendants Leaded by the chief priestess and priest, who pours a libation at the feet of the goddess seated on her throne; while on the right returning wall are fragments of a third procession approaching another draped figure of the goddess on her throne (placed at the angle opposite the bull on the pedestal), the train being again brought up by a bull.
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  • Dawsoni in the fact that each sporangiophore bears two sporangia, attached to a distal expansion approaching the peltate scale of the Equisetales.
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  • The latter gradually advanced eastwards, and approaching the important city of Shanghai, alarmed the European inhabitants, who subscribed to raise a mixed force of Europeans and Manila men for the defence of the town.
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  • In 1888-1889 Stanley, approaching the Nile region from the west, traced the Semliki to its source in Albert Edward Nyanza, which lake he discovered, naming it after Albert Edward, prince of Wales, afterwards Edward VII.
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  • Following us here, reporting our movements to other Guardians? her father snapped, approaching her.
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  • He barreled toward the forest, and she turned in time to see the black jaguar with the white eye patch seated at the edge of the park, tail flicking and intense green eyes on the approaching child.
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  • Xander turned his back to the approaching Guardian to give her a better target then addressed her.
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  • More generally, over 100 molecules are in development as apoptosis agonists, although approaching 70% of these remain in preclinical development.
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  • Bromine as an electrophile Again, the bromine as an electrophile Again, the bromine is polarized by the approaching pi bond in the cyclohexene.
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  • Approaching the lift Narrowboat crossing the aqueduct and heading for the left hand caisson.
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  • Because the MDC here did not nominate candidates for the approaching Senate elections, we will not have any voting.
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  • However, Keane is now approaching the end of his illustrious playing career, having admitted that next season will probably be his last.
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  • On approaching Garnieland Farmhouse take the gravel road to the left to reach the causeway across to the island.
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  • Americans have recently celebrated Thanksgiving, and most of us are approaching the end of the year.
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  • Huxtable's challenge then came from Clark, who dived into fourth position approaching the chicane on the seventh of ten laps.
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  • A robot companion approaching a seated person in a helping context.
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  • Are there any procedures to support research staff approaching the end of fixed-term contracts?
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  • Shooting from a hide often involves taking shots at birds approaching the decoys at or near ground level.
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  • He shrugged the old feelings of remembrance away and stepped out into the street the marshmallow demons were approaching down.
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  • We are approaching the endgame of a long period of transition that began with the ceasefire of the early 1990s.
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  • With statin patents approaching expiry it could be some time before we know the answer.
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  • I picked up some specimens, with much glassy feldspar, approaching in character to trachyte.
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  • Approaching the coastline they were suddenly coned in searchlights and caught in a barrage of very accurate flak.
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  • Lynn's 40th birthday was approaching and she didn't want to be a ' fat frump ' !
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  • Their defender Noel Cantwell was approaching with equal gusto.
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  • However, for students approaching this point these final stages are shrouded in mystery, anecdotal hearsay and, sometimes, myth.
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  • All Vienna talked of the approaching marriage of the beautiful heiress with Count von Hermanstadt.
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  • Wigan hit back with two tries in seven minutes to take the lead approaching the half-time hooter.
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  • This hydrophobic Probe (which we will call HP) represents a hydrophobic molecule approaching the surface of the Target.
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  • Performing ten " compositions " and two completely improvised pieces, there is a complete abandonment of anything approaching melody.
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  • Debris storage is influenced by the relatively narrow shoreface, with the 10m isobath approaching to within 200 m of the coastline in places.
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  • Test tube baby koalas unveiled Technique approaching success.. .
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  • The coast path approaching Talland Talland Bay Talland Bay The walk down to Talland itself is quite lively.
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  • With Christmas fast approaching, Beacon Foods ' new product development team believes its red onion marmalade will be in great demand.
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  • A very entertaining talk, done at some speed as it was now approaching midday - time for 3rd contact!
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  • The petty-bourgeois moralist thinks episodically, in fragments, in clumps, being incapable of approaching phenomena in their internal connection.
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  • The tides were still approaching neaps, so it should be easier than on our arrival.
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  • The greatest fusarium patch infection occurs from early fall to early winter when the potassium level of tissue is approaching its lowest level.
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  • Another pack of approaching wigeon produced a pleasant surprise for there was a single duck pintail in their midst.
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  • They found themselves near Maiwand, an Afghan village on a desiccated dusty open plain with shade temperatures approaching 120 degrees.
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  • It was approaching Christmas when they next came back and I made a huge plateful.
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  • One of your colleagues has found a large plunger and is approaching the toilets with an expression of grim determination.
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  • The majority of surviving native black poplars are approaching the end of their natural life spans.
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  • High-flying Sam is a pilot prodigy Deadline is approaching for Echo's.. .
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  • We were approaching a very rickety part of the bridge.
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  • Approaching the outskirts of Mo Bay, some good birds were seen by the roadside.
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  • You are advised to take care when approaching the roadworks and allow extra time for your journey.
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  • You must use your mystical winged scarab to shoot magical spheres and destroy the approaching colored spheres by making matches of three or more.
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  • With the camera approaching the venueâs neon signs, you could see that The Hollies were part of the all star presentations.
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  • This group studies the convection regime within the Earths Mantle in three dimensional spherical geometry at approaching Earth-like vigor.
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  • Approaching Salter's Lode Lock somewhat fast to get steerage, as going with a serious flood tide.
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  • Then you wonder why there's another tropical storm approaching the Florida Keys?
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  • A violent storm suddenly broke out, driving the approaching ships back across the Channel.
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  • An approaching electrical storm is normally accompanied by thunder, heavy rain, extra static in the air.
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  • Approaching Burnhill Junction, the track passes through a flooded cutting with marsh vegetation, such as the delicate marsh violet.
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  • The detached building, formerly the stables, is converted into a fine concert hall; it is lighted by a vast glazed dome approaching that of St Paul's cathedral, London, in dimensions.
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  • The ratio of receipts from coaching traffic to total receipts is about 41%, which is somewhat less than in the United Kingdom; but the proportion varies greatly amongst the states themselves, the more densely populated states approaching most nearly to the British standard.
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  • He foresaw the coming storm, and he did his utmost to induce Egmont, Hoorn and other prominent Flight .f members of the patriotic party to unite with him in Orange taking measures for meeting the approaching danger.
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  • Even if the conception of the relative sanctity of gods and men remained unaltered, it by no means follows that in primitive times the same precautions were necessary in approaching the former as were demanded by the consciousness of later generations.
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  • Hearing that Vespasian was preparing to besiege Jotapata, a strong fortress in the hills, which was held by other fugitives, Josephus entered it just before the road approaching it was made passable for the Roman horse and foot.
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  • The shadow of the approaching depression had already fallen upon the land before the year 1875 had run its course, and the outlook became ominous as the decade of the 'seventies neared its close.
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  • Thirty miles lower down the Orange reaches, in 25° 40' E., its southernmost point30° 40' S., approaching within 20 m.
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  • The southern of these highways, approaching through the eastern suburbs as Barking Road, becomes East India Docks Road in Poplar and Commercial Road East in Stepney.
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  • In a fine bit of realism we are told how Gaal observed the approaching foe and was told by Zebul, "You see the shadow of the hills as men," and as they drew nearer Zebul's ironical remark became a taunt, "Where is now thy mouth ?
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  • Most of the pine that formerly grew on the Archean at the northern fringe of the settlements has been cut, but the lumberman is still advancing northwards and approaching the northern limit of the famous Canadian white pine forests, beyond which spruces, tamarack (larch) and poplar are the prevalent trees.
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  • The Siberian larch has smooth grey bark and smaller cones, approaching in shape somewhat to those of the American hackmatack; it seems even hardier than the Alpine tree, growing up to latitude 68°, but, as the inclement climate of the polar shores is neared, dwindling down to a dwarf and even trailing bush.
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  • Here, intense solar radiation by day, which raises the surface when dry to a temperature approaching 80° F., alternates with severe frost by night.
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  • The papers he himself published form an incomplete record of his researches, for many of the results he obtained only became generally known years after his death; yet in spite of the absence of anything approaching self-advertisement he acquired a very high reputation within his own country and abroad, recognized by the Institute of France in 1803 when it chose him as one of its eight foreign associates.
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  • The Pe-shan swelling, with its flanking ranges of the Chol-tagh and Kuruk-tagh, which, by gradually approaching the Nan-shan section of the Kuen-lun in about 98° E., narrow the desert, are a good deal lower, namely 5000 to 9000 ft.
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  • From the direction of Olmutz in front of them, a group was seen approaching.
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  • Toward ten o'clock the men servants rushed to the front door, hearing the bells of the old prince's carriage approaching.
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  • After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
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  • He felt that the condition he was in could not continue long, that a catastrophe was coming which would change his whole life, and he impatiently sought everywhere for signs of that approaching catastrophe.
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  • The worse everything became, especially his own affairs, the better was Pierre pleased and the more evident was it that the catastrophe he expected was approaching.
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  • We can think of using the sacraments as rather like approaching red traffic lights.
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  • We are fast approaching 1 st August 2007 when the new run-through grade goes live.
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  • The rasp of his hand against the material made him almost miss the approaching footsteps and snap of a twig.
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  • Then you wonder why there 's another tropical storm approaching the Florida Keys?
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  • This is especially true if the approaching wind is stably stratified.
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  • This species has one of if not the largest wingspan of any moth, approaching 30cm.
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  • The captain becked to his troops to signal that the enemy was approaching.
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  • Blinded by hubris, the terrorist refused to acknowledge that his downfall was approaching.
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  • I tried to stay calm and not arouse my suspicions about the group of people approaching my car.
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  • I received multiple weather alerts on my phone warning me about the approaching storm.
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  • We are fast approaching the day when digital cameras completely replace film cameras.
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  • So you don't have to look back and forth from the road to the unit, voice prompts alert you when it's time to turn, to change course, or your destination is approaching.
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  • Some of the companies are approaching bankruptcy and don't qualify for trading on the traditional stock exchanges.
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  • As a new school year approaching, you may wonder how to buy school supplies online.
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  • Always speak very softly and move slowly when approaching a wild cat.
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  • The protagonist of the novel, nicknamed Birdy, is approaching marriageable age at 14, and she is not interested in serving traditional feminine roles.
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  • The holidays are quickly approaching; do you know the signs of holiday stress?
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  • If the summer is approaching and you're wondering what you'll do, why not consider getting a summer job?
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  • Approaching any significant dietary makeover can be a scary process, but there are ways to make the shift easier on you, both physically and mentally.
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  • I remember saying to myself the first weekend approaching that I will drink after this weekend, then it went to I will drink after a week, then two weeks, then a month, then six months and you know life just kept getting better.
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  • With the star power quickly approaching the original allocation of 2,500, an expansion project added stars at the west end of the Walk.
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  • Currently, she's approaching the third week of her heat cycle, and she seems more than interested.
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  • Many dogs that are seriously ill and approaching death will begin sleeping more than usual, often spending nearly the entire day drifting in and out of consciousness.
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  • You need enough lighting to easily maneuver around after the sun has gone down, and enough light to illuminate people approaching the house.
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  • If you know that your pieces are antique or vintage, consider approaching a local antique dealer about marketing and selling your gold and silver.
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  • You can pull out a lady's chair and hold the door open for any approaching women.
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  • When choosing photos for your portfolio, be sure to include photos that highlight features being sought by the company you are approaching, because your photos will most likely be looked at before you ever meet someone face-to-face.
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  • When approaching a clearance rack, whether in person or online, you should steel yourself for disappointment.
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  • Watch and listen for the signs of an approaching tornado.
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  • If you're approaching retirement and looking forward to moving to a place that's warm, a place less congested, a place in the mountains....
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