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attempt Sentence Examples

  • This would be the only attempt they would make.

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  • I smiled in an attempt to calm her down.

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  • He accepted the food well enough, but made no attempt to feed himself.

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  • She gave up her attempt at relaxing, and abandoned the lawn chair.

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  • The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.

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  • I'll attempt to relate my thoughts and feeling as accurately as possible.

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  • He stared at the pen in his hand, making no attempt to write.

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  • He widened his eyes then narrowed them in an attempt to focus.

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  • While Dean planned to again call the state agencies in an attempt to run down Martha, he didn't have to wait.

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  • Dusty didn't say what they both knew, that Darian's attempt to save the world broke something they didn't know how to fix.

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  • Dean was sure she was concerned that he'd attempt to investigate, but he had no such intention.

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  • And yet, even after he knew she suspected something, he made no attempt to send her home.

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  • Quinn made me listen to the details of each unsuccessful attempt before he finally, got around to the facts.

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  • Was it another attempt to humiliate them - her?

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  • The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.

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  • Miss Keller is distinctly not a singular proof of occult and mysterious theories, and any attempt to explain her in that way fails to reckon with her normality.

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  • This very building was the one Gabriel dived off of in an attempt to keep the terrified human from trying to kill herself.

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  • His intent gaze found hers, but he made no attempt to write.

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  • Deidre asked, her new instincts warning her of an attempt at deception.

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  • He shrugged, but made no attempt to write anything down.

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  • It is an attempt to capture the essence of the change, not the nominal value of the multiplier.

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  • Still he made no attempt to converse.

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  • The Russian army, only half the strength of the French, does not make a single attempt to attack for a whole month.

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  • She scrubbed her skin rosy for nearly an hour and finally abandoned the attempt to remove the guilt.

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  • The adjutant by his elaborate courtesy appeared to wish to ward off any attempt at familiarity on the part of the Russian messenger.

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  • No attempt is made by those around her either to preserve or to break her illusions.

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  • He grinned at the attempt and grabbed her hair, yanking her head back to expose her neck.

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  • In spite of his absent-mindedness and good nature, Pierre's personality immediately checked any attempt to ridicule him to his face.

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  • He experimented in an attempt to improve on the sessions but to no avail.

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  • She refused to back down, unwilling to let his attempt to intimidate her work.

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  • No one else would attempt to catch rays with the clouded sky and massive storm clouds in the distance!

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  • He simply made no attempt - so unlike Alex – at least the old Alex.

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  • Many people have thought that any attempt to find the principles in her method would be nothing but a later theory superimposed on Miss Sullivan's work.

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  • After an hour-long attempt to expel his wired energy, he returned to his room to the sound of his cell phone ringing.

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  • Anyway, first thing I did was attempt to check records in and out of Canada but getting that stuff is like pulling teeth.

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  • "I feel like I should apologize for … whatever it is you're feeling," he said with what he hoped sounded like a sincere attempt to empathize.

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  • She met his gaze defiantly for a moment longer, but he made no attempt to argue.

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  • Pierre went up to him, though he knew his attempt would be vain.

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  • I have no fear this woman will attempt to escape as she sees my knife and knows full well her daughter's life is in my hands.

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  • I considered a stop at the office of these people but I was intelligent enough to see it was wired with a sophisticated security system that I shall not attempt to challenge.

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  • "You paid me back by quashing your boss's attempt to frame me," Dean answered.

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  • Let our lakes receive as true names at least as the Icarian Sea, where "still the shore" a "brave attempt resounds."

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  • Maybe it was an attempt to smile.

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  • My attempt at lightening the situation fell on deaf ears.

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  • I blew off his attempt to learn details of his involvement in Annie's abduction.

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  • His attempt at appearing blasé didn't succeed.

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  • On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.

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  • This time she made no attempt to pull the bodice up.

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  • Prompted by his concern for Betsy and Molly, he was willing to attempt using the apparatus.

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  • First off; we can't have you or anyone near you making any attempt to find out anything about us.

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  • The proctor was also a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way.

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  • Was this surrogacy actually an attempt to get an heir?

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  • Both were as anxious as I to hear the results of Howie's attempt to visit the Vermont bike-riding peeping Tom.

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  • It was the first time in months Quinn would attempt to position Howie back more than a day or two.

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  • It was the city of his seminary training in an attempt to resurrect his past he'd visited.

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  • We laughed as we watched the puppy attempt to gnaw on the large bone.

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  • "Maybe once," she replied flippantly in a wasted attempt to hide embarrassment.

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  • If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.

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  • With a resigned sigh, he agreed to attempt this journey I was begging him to take.

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  • Real estate records were scoured for any known relative of the now deceased murderer in an attempt to locate family owned property, a difficult chore as mother Grasso wedded three men and lived with countless others.

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  • Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.

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  • Indeed, when some friend is trying to speak to Miss Keller, and the attempt is not proving successful, Miss Sullivan usually helps by spelling the lost words into Miss Keller's hand.

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  • "Now, please, without further ado, explain," he said, in an attempt to control the conversation.

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  • When Grekov returned, Count Orlov-Denisov, excited both by the abandoned attempt and by vainly awaiting the infantry columns that still did not appear, as well as by the proximity of the enemy, resolved to advance.

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  • My heart fell, knowing the session I'd left behind was over and with it, our final attempt to locate Grasso's hide away.

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  • Their attempt to dig a hole to the underworld failed, but at least they'd stemmed the flow of souls.

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  • The Proctor also was a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way; and, as they were both unfamiliar with my speech, they could not readily understand what I said to them.

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  • I shall not attempt to conquer her by force alone; but I shall insist on reasonable obedience from the start.

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  • The truth of his words made her last meager attempt at resistance melt.

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  • Howie was unable to remain sleeping long enough for any success on his last attempt.

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  • He didn't give her the reassurance she sought about whether or not they had a real future together, and she brokered a deal with the Dark One in a desperate attempt to ensure she had a chance with Gabriel.

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  • He frowned and opened his mouth in an attempt to speak, but when nothing came out, his expression became skeptical.

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  • It was an attempt at levity.

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  • "It was an attempt at humor, but I can see you have none," she replied flatly.

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  • Unfazed by Gabe's attempt to hack him into pieces, Rhyn sat beside him.

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  • "I made an attempt to teach him to dress," the night-skinned man in front of her said as she met his gaze.

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  • Another attempt at an arrangement?

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  • He made no attempt to hide his perusal of the tall, athletic women around her.

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  • She whirled away and crossed to the Oracle's book, closing it after his failed attempt to see Rhyn's fate.

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  • Rhyn, whose large hands all but swallowed the tea cup, had made an attempt to be civilized.

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  • He sensed the demon.s pain behind its attempt at a chipper tone.

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  • Katie.s words stung despite his attempt to ignore them.

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  • She laughed at his latest attempt to hit on her.

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  • He had a feeling Kisolm, the crown prince of Qatwal, would not even hear him out but would view his attempt to barter peace as a sign of weakness and keep him as a trophy.

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  • His grip loosened, but she made no attempt to move.

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  • The door jammed at his first attempt to open it.

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  • Excited to see that even this world had video games, she sat in the chair behind the buttons and screen, studying all three in an attempt to figure out how the game worked.

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  • The feast must be important, and his attempt to request her attendance-- rather than demand it-- impressed her.

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  • Then he added, with an unsuccessful attempt at levity, "Doesn't this prove I'm looking at our marriage as a long term relationship?"

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  • Finally, in an attempt to change the subject, he asked, You seem to be making pretty good progress deciphering the notebook.

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  • In an attempt to calm his wife's progressive nervousness, and because he too felt like a snort, Dean broke out a jug of left over Christmas cheer.

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  • She did attempt to engage an uninterested climber in a conversation about her Great-aunt Annie being one of the founders of the Ouray Woman's Club, back in 1897 and how she helped form the Ouray Library, with her friend, the famous millionaire, of Hope Diamond fame, Tom Walsh.

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  • Janet was late again and Cynthia's bedside attempt to call her mother in Indiana resulted in unanswered rings, causing her further concern.

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  • She swiped an arm across her face in an attempt to brush away the tears.

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  • He let her know he and Fred were sniffing about in an attempt to determine the real killer.

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  • Might have Shipton faked the accident in some sick attempt to place the blame on David Dean whom he obviously despised?

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  • As Dean drew close to Bird Song, he resolved to ask his wife point blank if she witnessed Donnie Ryland cutting his stepfather's climbing rope in an attempt to send him to his death.

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  • The others might be below, but Shipton would attempt the same climb where he had fallen two weeks before.

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  • It was far too risky for him to even attempt it.

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  • He closed his eyes and inched toward her, then turned his head in an unsuccessful attempt to retreat.

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  • Jackson closed his eyes tightly in an attempt to summon courage.

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  • Any attempt at comfort was out of reach.

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  • In her clumsy attempt to catch it, she teetered for a moment before regaining her balance.

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  • Daylight was making a feeble attempt to break through the heavy cloud cover.

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  • It was obvious he was used to running things, but his help often became an attempt to take over the barn.

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  • And yet his only attempt at defense had been to tell Josh that things weren't as they appeared.

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  • It was my attempt at humor, he explained, not unaffected by her concern.

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  • Brady bristled and strode to her, stopping when he was close enough for their bodies to touch in an unmistakable attempt at intimidation.

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  • She wore neither makeup nor jewelry, but her blouse and skirt demonstrated that she had made a half-hearted attempt to dress for company.

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  • When he made no attempt to reclaim her arm, she continued.

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  • He made no attempt to hide the disgust in his eyes.

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  • When she left, Josh would probably attempt to recapture Carmen.

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  • Despite his attempt to look down on the peasants, Damian had befriended many of them.

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  • "You're brave," he said, genuinely impressed she'd attempt such a thing.

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  • She made no sound, did not attempt to resist him, but she would.

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  • Carmen shifted her body, foiling his attempt.

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  • The Sanders had been gone almost two months now and she had made no attempt to rent the house.

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  • This time he was able to mount on the first attempt, as did the other two.

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  • He made no attempt to explain.

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  • After the third attempt failed, she decided to call from the store.

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  • Your second attempt was almost as successful as your first.

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  • He sat, and the store employees made an attempt to organize a line for the customers.

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  • Straightening, he blocked her attempt to flee from the porch and backed her into the corner.

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  • His hands traveled her body in a restless attempt to soothe the need for the intimacy of the connection he felt when his fangs were in her neck.

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  • The Others wouldn't spare the realm in their attempt to destroy their enemies, and Jonny wasn't yet able to grasp his role in the mess.

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  • He wanted the only woman who chose to sacrifice herself to the Original Other, as part of a horribly planned attempt to save those she loved.

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  • But, further, every attempt to think clearly what those relations are, what we really mean, if we talk of a fixed order of events, forces upon us the necessity of thinking also that the different things which stand in relations or the different phases which follow each other cannot be merely externally strung together or moved about by some indefinable external power, in the form of some predestination or inexorable fate.

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  • Though he disclaims being a follower of Herbart, his formal definition of philosophy and his conception of the object of metaphysics are similar to those of Herbart, who defines philosophy as an attempt to remodel the notions given by experience.

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  • An attempt to organize a Hungarian legion during the Crimean War was stopped; but in 1859 he entered into negotiations with Napoleon, left England for Italy, and began the organization of a Hungarian legion, which was to make a descent on the coast of Dalmatia.

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  • The Picts and Britons now recovered their independence; for Aldfrith, apparently an illegitimate son of Oswio, who succeeded, made no attempt to reconquer them.

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  • An attempt late in 1519 to seize Ferrara failed, and the pope recognized the need of foreign aid.

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  • As in Virginia, the county is the unit of government, though an unsuccessful attempt to introduce the township system was made in the first constitution.

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  • McClellan's forces gained possession of the greater part of the territory in the summer of 1861, and Union control was never seriously threatened, in spite of Lee's attempt in the same year.

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  • On the 7th of May 1451 Waynflete, from "le peynted chambre" in his manor house at Southwark, asserting that his bishopric was canonically obtained and that he laboured under no disqualification, but feared some grievous attempt against himself and his see, appealed to the protection of the pope.

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  • Through the columns of the Independent Reflector, which he established in 1752, Livingston fought the attempt of the Anglican party to bring the projected King's College (now Columbia University) under the control of the Church of England.

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  • The best proof of his not being ambitious of such a doubtful piece of preferment is that he made no attempt to get himself made king, regent or lieutenant-general of the kingdom at the time of the flight to Varennes in June 1791.

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  • In 1814-1815, before the decrees of the Vienna Congress were known, an extraordinary attempt was made by Philippe d'Auvergne of the British navy, the cousin and adopted son of the last duke, to revive the ancient duchy of Bouillon.

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  • He was the first to attempt to open a trade route with Tibet, and to organize a survey of Bengal and of the eastern seas.

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  • Then came the scandal of the decorations in which President Grevy's son-in-law Daniel Wilson figured, and the Rouvier cabinet fell in the attempt to screen the president.

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  • He had a share in an attempt made towards union with the Greek Church.

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  • He then retired to Vienna, and in 1812 he took part in the attempt to excite a second insurrection against Napoleon in Tirol.

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  • On the failure of this attempt he left Austria and joined the headquarters of the Prussian army (1813), and became a member of the board of administration for north Germany.

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  • He appears to have taken no part in the attempt to impeach Clarendon on a general charge of treason.

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  • His approval of the attempt of the Lords to alter a money bill led to the loss of the supply to Charles and to the consequent displeasure of the king.

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  • The theological professors took the alarm at passages in the Meditations; an attempt to prove the existence of God savoured, as they thought, of atheism and heresy.

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  • of The grandeur of this attempt is perhaps unequalled in sophy.

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  • The expression is anthropomorphic, no less than the dogma of material creation; but it is an attempt to affirm the unity of the intellectual and the material world.

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  • The danger lies not in forming such hypotheses, but in regarding them as final, or as more than an attempt to throw light upon our observation of the phenomena.

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  • His chief philosophical importance consists in the fact that he was a leader in the attempt to revivify French philosophy by the new thought of Germany, to which he had been introduced by Cousin, but of which he never had more than a second-hand knowledge.

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  • legal jack at his first attempt; should he fail again, the right to throw passes to his opponent, but not the right of playing first.

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  • Taylorism, sometimes called the "New Haven" theology, was an attempt to defend Calvinism from Arminian attacks, and the defence itself was accused of Arminianism and Pelagianism by A.

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  • In 655 he was attacked by Penda, and, after an unsuccessful attempt to buy him off, defeated and slew the Mercian king at the battle of the Winwaed.

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  • In 1622 the Spaniards, under Spinola, made another attempt to take the town, but were forced to abandon the enterprise after a siege of ten weeks and the loss of 1200 men.

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  • The English, under Sir Thomas Graham, afterwards Lord Lynedoch, in March 1814 made an attempt to take it by a coup de main, but were driven back with great loss by the French, who surrendered the place, however, by the treaty of peace in the following May.

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  • Lucian's own close investigations into Alexander's methods of fraud led to a serious attempt on his life.

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  • He does not discuss the possibility of successful resistance to the Chaldeans; he simply assumes that the attempt is foolish and wicked, and, like other prophets, he identifies his political programme with the will of God.

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  • An attempt at recovering their independence was temporarily quelled in a campaign by Amaziah (2 Kings xiv.

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  • The pity of it is that he should have squandered his powers in a futile attempt to create an entirely new category of literature.

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  • Having served in the army in Spain and Sardinia, he became curule aedile, praetor and (after an unsuccessful attempt in 117) consul in 115.

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  • Any attempt on the part of the Church to exercise discipline was resented as an intrusion.

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  • With the accession of Anne, however, began an attempt apparently to make up for lost time.

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  • Their ministers, silenced by Wentworth, after an ineffectual attempt to reach New England, fled to Scotland, and there took a leading part in the great movement of 1638.

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  • In 1867 there was an unsuccessful attempt to combine all the Presbyterian bodies of the North.

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  • The first attempt to penetrate by way of the river Plate and its affluents inland, with a view to effecting settlements in the interior, was made in 1526 by Sebastian Cabot.

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  • An attempt of the Spanish party to make Balthasar de Cisneros president of the junta failed, and the ex-viceroy retired to Montevideo.

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  • The realization of the fact that the value to France of her colonies was mainly commercial, led at length to the abandonment of the attempt to impose on a great number of diverse peoples—some possessing (as in Indo-China and parts of West Africa) ancient and highly complex civilizations—French laws, habits of mind, tastes and manners.

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  • This piece was favourably received, and an attempt to suppress it on religious grounds failed.

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  • In 1809 it was the scene of the death of Ferdinand von Schill, in his gallant though ineffectual attempt to rouse his countrymen against the French invaders.

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  • His attempt was at first unsuccessful; [[North Terrace Wall]] ?

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  • The enormous number of dated documents has induced some scholars to attempt a statistical research into the observance of the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and 19th days of the months as Sabbaths.

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  • He used for the decoration of his own city the money furnished by the Athenian allies for defence against Persia: it is very fortunate that after the time of Xerxes Persia made no deliberate attempt against Greece.

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  • The cause of the son was taken up by the Aragonese, and the king's attempt to join his second wife in the lieutenant-generalship was set aside.

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  • Good lodes of stibnite (sulphide of antimony) have been found near Roebourne in Western Australia, but no attempt has yet been made to work them.

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  • Cobalt occurs in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and efforts have been made in the former state to treat the ore, the metal having a high commercial value; but the market is small, and no attempt has been made up to 1907 to produce it on any large scale.

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  • Here some of the crew landed, but, being attacked by natives, made no attempt to explore the country.

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  • A reward of £io,000 having been offered by the legislature of South Australia to the first man who should traverse the whole continent from south to north, starting from the city of Adelaide, Mr Stuart resolved to make the attempt.

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  • On the first day of the next year, 1861, Mr Stuart again started for a second attempt to cross the continent, which occupied him eight months.

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  • Wright frittered away his time in the district beyond the Darling and did not attempt to follow the party to Cooper's Creek, and Burke, tired of waiting, determined to push on.

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  • Mr Stuart, in 1862, made his third and final attempt to traverse the continent from Adelaide along a central line, which, inclining a little westward, reaches the north coast of Arnheim Land, opposite Melville Island.

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  • Meantime a more successful attempt to reach the western coast from the centre of Australia was made by Major Warburton, with thirty camels, provided by Mr (afterwards Sir) T.

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  • Ernest Giles made several attempts to cross the Central Australian Desert, but it was not until his third attempt that he was successful.

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  • This wise recommendation received very scant attention, and it was not until the necessities of the colonies forced them to it that an attempt was made to do what the framers of the original constitution suggested.

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  • The second part of the Laws of Thought contained a corresponding attempt to discover a general method in probabilities, which should enable us from the given probabilities of any system of events to determine the consequent probability of any other event logically connected with the given events.

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  • The first successful attempt to convert them was made, under the powerful protection of Pippin of Heristal, by Willebrord, a Northumbrian monk, who became, A.D.

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  • Three years later, however, Godfrey was murdered, and although the raids of the Northmen did not entirely cease for upwards of another century, no further attempt was made to establish a permanent dynasty in the land.

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  • He made an attempt, however, to relieve Mons,.

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  • In June 1576 the long siege of Zierikzee, the capital of Schou.wen, ended in its surrender to the Spanish general Mondragon, after the failure of a gallant attempt by Admiral Boisot to break the leaguer, in which he lost The great his life.

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  • It but remains to call attention to the fact that the earlier view of the liver as the seat of the soul gave way among many ancient nations to the theory which, reflecting the growth of anatomical knowledge, assigned that function to the heart, while, with the further change which led to placing the seat of soul-life in the brain, an attempt was made to partition the various functions of manifestations of personality among the three organs, brain, heart and liver, the intellectual activity being assigned to the first-named; the higher emotions, as love and courage, to the second; while the liver, once the master of the entire domain of soul-life as understood in antiquity, was degraded to serve as the seat of the lower emotions, such as jealousy, anger and the like.

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  • It was, however, the first attempt ever made to defy the papal bull.

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  • During this period Achin developed a determined enmity to the Portuguese, and more than one attempt was made to drive the strangers from Malacca.

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  • Here also he wrote Lucinde (1799), an unfinished romance, which is interesting as an attempt to transfer to practical ethics the Romantic demand for complete individual freedom, and Alarcos, a tragedy (1802) in which, without much success, he combined romantic and classical elements.

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  • In its construction an attempt has been made to produce a building suitable for Christian worship whilst the architecture is Moorish in style.

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  • On the 14th of January 1642, after the king's attempt to seize the five members, he moved for a committee to put the kingdom in a well's first parlia= mentary efforts.

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  • In March he took Hillesden House in Buckinghamshire; in May was at the siege of Lincoln, when he repulsed Goring's attempt to relieve the town, and subsequently took part in Manchester's campaign in the north.

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  • He delayed supporting the infantry till too late, and was repulsed; he allowed the royal army to march past his outposts; and a fortnight afterwards, without any attempt to prevent it, and greatly to Cromwell's vexation, permitted the moving of the king's artillery and the relief of Donnington Castle by Prince Rupert.

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  • This alliance, though the exact terms were not known to Cromwell - "the attempt to vassalize us to a foreign nation," to use his own words - convinced him of the uselessness of any plan for maintaining Charles on the throne; though he still appears to have clung to monarchy, proposing in January 1648 the transference of the crown to the prince of Wales.

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  • The law was ably and justly administered, and Irish trade was admitted to the same privileges as English, enjoying the same rights in foreign and colonial trade; and no attempt was made to subordinate the interests of the former to the latter, which was the policy adopted both before and after Cromwell's time, while the union of Irish and English interests was further recognized by the Irish representation at Westminster in the parliaments of 1654, 1656 and 16J9.

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  • It was a vain attempt to clothe the truth in lies.

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  • An attempt at the assassination of Cromwell by Miles Sindercombe added to the general feeling of anxiety and unrest.

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  • About a hundred members who refused to engage not to attempt to change the form of government were excluded on the 12th of September.

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  • In 1728 fitful communication was restored by the then representative of the Ogasawara family, only to be again interrupted until 1861, when an unsuccessful attempt was made to establish a Japanese colony at Port Lloyd.

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  • The lyrical metres of Plautus are wonderfully varied, and the textual critic does well not to attempt to limit the possibilities of original metrical combinations and developments in the Roman comedian.

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  • William made an attempt to relieve his brother, but failed, and Mons had to surrender (September 17).

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  • Mayer, a physician at Heilbronn, published an attempt to determine the mechanical equivalent of heat from the heat produced when air is compressed.

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  • His philosophy is an attempt to reconcile monism (Hegel) and individualism (Herbart) by means of theism (Leibnitz).

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  • It is in the attempt to supply the place of this continuo (or _ figured bass) by definite orchestral parts that modern per formances, until the most recent times, have shown so radical an incapacity to grasp the nature of 18th-century instrumentation.

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  • The genius of the modern pianoforte is to produce richness by depth and variety of tone; and players who cannot find scope for such genius in the real part-writing of the 18th century will not get any nearer to the 18th-century spirit by sacrificing the essentials of its art to an attempt to imitate its mechanical resources by a modern tour de force.

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  • An attempt to hold a public procession of the Host in connexion with the Eucharistic Congress at Westminster in 1908, however, was the signal for the outburst of a considerable amount of opposition, and was eventually abandoned owing to the personal intervention of the prime minister.

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  • So was an attempt to get him to leave the city.

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  • of new cable having been made, the attempt was renewed, with the same ships, but on this occasion it was * 5th February 1870.-Transfer of telegraphs to the state.

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  • Although a good deal of cable had been lost, enough remained to connect the British and American shores, and accordingly it was determined to make another attempt immediately.

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  • The next attempt at laying an Atlantic cable was made in 1865, the necessary capital being again raised in England.

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  • Next year the attempt was renewed.

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  • The " Great Eastern " was again employed, and leaving the south-west coast of Ireland on the 13th of July she reached Trinity Bay a fortnight later, without serious mishap. She then steamed eastwards again, and on the 13th of August made her first attempt to recover the lost cable.

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  • 200 m., and he considered that the time had come for a serious attempt to be made to communicate across the Atlantic. A site for a first Transatlantic electric wave power station was secured at Poldhu, near Mullion in south Cornwall, by the Marconi Company, and plans arranged for an installation.

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  • The process of reflection in the case of a wave motion involves the condition that the wave-length shall be small compared with the dimensions of the mirror, and hence the attempt to reflect and converge electric waves loon ft.

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  • But this attempt at unification was reckoned to Berengar for a crime.

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  • To plot against him, to attempt his life by poison or the sword, was accounted virtuous.

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  • He subsequently spent a long, suspicious, secret and incomprehensible career in the attempt to piece together Gian Galeazzos Lombard state, and to carry out his schemes of Italian conquest.

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  • Here we can attempt only a general survey of the events, political, civic and social, which heralded the Risorgimento in its first phase.

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  • The rash attempt of Murat in the autumn of 1815, which led to his death at Pizzo in Calabria, enabled the Bourbon dynasty to crush malcontents with all the greater severity.

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  • unwarrantable interference, Austrias attempt to have him excluded from the Succession at the congress of Verona (1822).

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  • There had been some mild plotting against Austria in Milan, and an attempt was made to co-operate with the Piedmontese movement of 1821; already in.

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  • The rebels were captured and shot, but the significance of the attempt lies in the fact that it was the first occasion on which north Italians (the Bandieras were Venetians and officers in the Austrian navy) had tried to raise the standard of revolt in the south.

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  • The Austrian attempt to occupy Bologna was repulsed by the citizens, but unfortunately this success was followed by anarchy and murder, and Farini only with difficulty restored a semblance of order.

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  • The attempt failed and its author was caught and executed, but while t appeared at first to destroy Napoleons Italian sympathies and led to a sharp interchange of notes between Paris and Turin, the emperor was really impressed by the attempt and by Orsinis letter from prison exhorting him to intervene in Italy.

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  • But, in spite of the sympathy of the king, Dl e attempt to raise armed bands in Venetia had no success, and wa became clear that the foreigner could only be driven from the of ninsula by regular war.

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  • As a precaution against an eventual French attempt to restore the temporal power, orders were hurriedly given to complete the defences of Rome, but in other respects the Italian government maintained its subservient attitude.

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  • Though aware of Bismarcks hostility towards Italy, of the conclusion of the Austro-German alliance of 1879, and of the undisguised ill-will of France, Italy not only made no attempt to crush an agitation as mischievous as it was futile, but granted a state funeral to General Avezzana, president of the Irredentist League.

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  • The conduct of Italy in declining the suggestions received from Count Andrssy and General Ignatiev on the eve of the RussoTurkish Warthat Italy should seek compensation in Tunisia for the extension of Austrian sway in the Balkansand in subsequently rejecting the German suggestion to come to an arrangement with Great Britain for the occupation of Tunisia as compensation for the British occupation of Cyprus, was certainly due to fear lest an attempt on Tunisia should lead to a war with France, for which Italy knew herself to be totally unprepared.

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  • A French attempt to purchase the line was upset in the English courts, and the railway was finally secured by Italy at a price more than eight times its real value.

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  • An attempt by Depretis to recompose the Cairoli ministry proved fruitless, and after eleven precious days had been lost, King Humbert was obliged, on the i9th of April 1881, to refuse Cairolis resignation.

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  • The resignation of the Gladstone-Granville cabinet further precluded the projected Italian occupation of Suakin, and the Italians, wisely refraining from an independent attempt to succour Kassala, then besieged by the Mahdists, bent their efforts to the increase of their zone of occupation around Massawa.

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  • On the 16th of June an attempt by an anarchist named Lega was made on Crispis life; on the 24th of June President Carnot was assassinated by the anarchist Caserio; and on the 3oth of June an Italian journalist was murdered at Leghorn for a newspaper attack upon anarchism a series of outrages which led the government to frame and parliament to adopt (11th July) a Public Safety Bill for the prevention of anarchist propaganda and crime.

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  • Certainly Baratieri madi no adequate preparations to repel an Abyssinian attempt t~ reconquer the province.

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  • Shortly afterwards his term of office was brought to a close by the failure of an attempt to secure for Italy a coaling station at Sanmen and a sphere of influence in China; but his policy of active participation in Chinese affairs was continued in a modified form by his successor, the Marquis Visconti Venosta, who, entering the reconstructed Pelloux cabinet in May 1899, retained the portfolio of foreign affairs in the ensuing Saracco administration, and secured the despatch of an Italian expedition, 2000 strong, to aid in repressing the Chinese outbreak and in protecting Italian interests in the Far East (July 1900).

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  • Fortunately, however, the government, by dismissing the ringleader, Dr Campanozzi, in time nipped the agitation in the bud, and it did attempt to redress some of the genuine grievances.

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  • His petition to the king for a trial by his peers on this indictment was refused, and an attempt to prosecute the publishers of the false evidence in the king's bench was unsuccessful.

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  • After one more unsuccessful attempt, in 1700, to recover his principality, he settled down at Galata with his wife.

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  • Indian Vedic henotheism (otherwise called kathenotheism); 3 Semitic monolatry, so important as the probable starting-point of religious development in Israel; the Greek use of " Zeus " almost as we say " God " - even the attempt to arrange deities in a monarchical pantheon, all show the tendency, though it so seldom attains a real victory.

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  • It Simplifi- is possible for Christians to work out natural theology in separate detail; but we cannot wonder if they rarely attempt the task, believing as they do that they have a fuller revelation of religious truth elsewhere.

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  • Such a philosophy makes little serious attempt at constructive work in antiquity; but, upon the first great victories of physical science in modern times, a desire arose to extend the new and wonderfully fruitful method to the ultimate problems of speculation.

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  • Lecky, 4 whether such a philosophy affords a basis for natural theology at all; but the attempt is made.

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  • 2 Any attempt to treat " cause " as pointing to a truth here, but inadequately, would lead us beyond intuitionalism into some phase of idealism.

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  • Spencer's " instability of the homogeneous " is perhaps an attempt to perform the impossible (First Principles, chap. xix.).

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  • The fact - assumed without any attempt at justification by argument - that, in spite of the multitude of logical reasons for scepticism, we do know, truth and beauty, makes Balfour a theist.

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  • They marched towards London, while John made another attempt to delay the crisis, or to divide his foes, by granting a charter to the citizens of London (May 9, 1215), and then by offering to submit the quarrel to a court of arbitrators under the presidency of the pope.

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  • commissioned him to arrange a reconciliation between the prince of Wales and himself, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

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  • Delage and Herouard (Hydrozoa [2]) were the first to make an heroic attempt to unite the two classifications into one, to which Hickson (Hydrozoa [4]) has made some additions and slight modifications.

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