Avail sentence example
They were fortunately able to avail themselves of it.
His good intentions were of no avail to his government.
He did not avail himself of the materials available in his day.
Again, we have evidence of the power of plants to avail themselves of the heat rays.
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Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
Wesley's special power lay in his quickness to avail himself of circumstances and of the suggestions made by those about him.
Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
But it was of no practical avail.
His tactical achievement could avail the emperor nothing, and it exposed his own force to considerable danger.Advertisement
Unfortunately he was too soon in the field to avail himself, even had he been so minded, of the convenient mode of nomenclature brought into use by Linnaeus.
The arguments used were, however, of no avail with the regent, and the decree was promulgated on the r3th of May 1888.
Every year I come out here and try to convince him to get with the times, but it's to no avail.
I tried to shush her to little avail.
Under their able leader, Sivaji, these daring freebooters plundered in every direction, nor could all Aurangzeb's efforts avail to subdue them.Advertisement
The number of Mahommedans who avail themselves of this rule is very small; naturalizations do not exceed an average of thirty persons a year.
Bagration was embarrassed, not wishing to avail himself of their courtesy, and this caused some delay at the doors, but after all he did at last enter first.
A new descent into Italy, a new seizure of Rome, proved of no avail.
Among the travellers of whose information he was thus able to avail himself were Pytheas of Massilia, Patroclus, who had visited the Caspian (285-282 B.C.), Megasthenes, who visited Palibothra on the Ganges, as ambassador of Seleucus Nicator (302-291 B.C.), Timosthenus of Rhodes, the commander of the fleet of Ptolemy Philadelphus (284-246 B.C.) who wrote a treatise " On harbours," and Philo, who visited Meroe on the upper Nile.
The class-meeting, the love-feast, the watch-night, the covenant service, leaders, stewards, lay preachers, all were the fruit of this readiness to avail himself of suggestions made by men or events.Advertisement
Deprived of their support, not all the gallantry of the French infantry could avail anything.
The Government repeatedly exposed itself to the charge of proroguing Parliament in order to avail itself of these emergency paragraphs.
Against the determination to secure a conviction, however, his courage, eloquence, coolness and skill were of no avail, and the verdict of " guilty " was given.
The large sale of the New Testaments of Tyndale, and the success of Coverdale's Bible, showed the London booksellers that a new and profitable branch of business was o opened out to them, and they soon began to avail Matthew's P ?
Patrons can avail of tapas, raciones, cheeses and desserts throughout the day every day.Advertisement
The mother discouraged the affair, and, though Voltaire tried to avail himself of the mania for proselytizing which then distinguished France, his father stopped any idea of a match by procuring a lelire de cachet, which, however, he did not use.
It is of course presupposed that the juice has been properly defecated, because without this no amount of skill and knowledge in cooking in the pan will avail; the sugar resulting must be bad, either in colour or grain, or both, and certainly in polarizing power.
For the most part, the Arab tribes have been reluctant to avail themselves of their new powers, and where they have done so the hasty reversal of the traditions of centuries has proved demoralizing to the natives, without any sufficient equivalent in the way of healthy French colonization.
Indeed, throughout his writings he shows a constant wish to avail himself of what is true in the opinions of others, whether they are philosophers, or poets or ordinary people expressing their thoughts in sayings and proverbs.
When it is proposed, by way of insurance on Athenian possessions abroad, to flatter the favourite of a doubtful ally, Athens must remember that such devices will not avail a power which has no army except on paper, and no ships fit to leave their moorings.Advertisement
Only the black caucus in the House of Representatives has had the courage to openly protest, but to no avail.
No skill in drawing inferences will avail him there.
Thou canst not present any service or sacrifice that will at all avail thee for averting the Divine wrath or winning the Divine favor.
The advocacy of Hasan ibn Haidara Fergani was without avail; but in 1017 (408 A.H.) the new religion found a more successful apostle in the person of Hamza ibn Ali ibn Ahmed, a Persian mystic, felt-maker by trade, who became Hakim's vizier, gave form and substance to his creed, and by an ingenious adaptation of its various dogmas to the prejudices of existing sects, finally enlisted an extensive body of adherents.
The treaty, however, proved of no avail, and the king kept as aloof as of old from any outside interference.Advertisement
Medical aid having proved of no avail, he went to Ireland in 1665 to be "stroked" by Valentine Greatrakes, but "found not his disease to stir."
But in the north the appeals of such Girondins as escaped from Paris were of no avail.
He Philip. was unable to avoid sending an army under Alva against Paul IV., and was glad to avail himself of the services of Venice to patch tip a peace.
The text of the treaty of Bretigny presented technical difficulties of which Charles was not slow to avail himself.
I have tried jeweler's rouge and a more abrasive cleaning product to no avail.Advertisement
Witness tried artificial respiration for nearly an hour without avail.
Both Williams and Harcourt have been around for more than 5 years, touring the pants off Britain to only so much avail.
The images shown here, taken near Wrexham, does not avail us of the same solution.
But even if we were, it would n't avail us.
No chance of getting a new trial; no pleading will avail for that.Advertisement
These cannot avail to vanquish the serried ranks of evil.
Bloody hell, they don't do that at the Ritz, as I told the barman but to no avail.
He has been taking natural yogurt and drinking chamomile tea for two weeks, but to no avail.
I have searched in many cookbooks for that delight, alas to no avail.
Steve spent a whole lunchtime scouring likely shops in Southend High St to no avail.Advertisement
We must avail ourselves of rights and duties in equal measure.
I spent some time trying to use the cranes and docks, which are graphically portrayed in the game, but to no avail.
Nigel Martyn led a posse of protesting players, to no avail.
Had just ransacked the Llandoger Trow up the road to no avail when I got a text from Alec about relocating up the road.
I tried to talk the little swot out of his love of poetry and pressed flowers, but to no avail.
I have also been on prednisolone and did try thalidomide for a while but to no avail.
Most of them are but luxuries, and there is some degree of truth in the remark of Andreas Wagner in his Report on the Progress of Zoology for 1843, drawn up for the Ray Society (p. 60), that they " are not adapted for the extension and promotion of science, but must inevitably, on account of their unnecessary costliness, constantly tend to reduce the number of naturalists who are able to avail themselves of them, and they thus enrich ornithology only to its ultimate injury."
Vieta, who does not avail himself of the discoveries of his predecessors - the negative roots of Cardan, the revised notation of Stifel and Stevin, &c. - introduced or popularized many new terms and symbols, some of which are still in use.
In March the Uitlanders, hopeless of ever obtaining redress from President Kruger, weary of sending petitions to the Raad only to be jeered at, determined to invoke intervention if nothing else could avail, and forwarded a petition to Queen Victoria.
Ignorance of a matter of fact may in general be alleged in avoidance of the consequences of acts and agreements, but such ignorance cannot be pleaded where it is the duty of a person to know, or where, having the means of knowledge at his disposal, he wilfully or negligently fails to avail himself of it (see Contract).
Nor did he hesitate to avail himself of the popular outburst, which immediately after the murder had consecrated the site of Caesar's cremation with a bustum, to erect on the spot a permanent temple to his adopted father, under the definitely religious title of divus Julius.
A further task is to estimate the value of this literature as evidence for the history of Israel, to determine, as far as possible, whether such parts of the literature as are contemporary with the time described present correct, or whether in any respect one-sided or biased or otherwise incorrect, descriptions; and again, how far the literature that relates the story of long past periods has drawn upon trustworthy records, and how far it is possible to extract historical truth from traditions (such as those of the Pentateuch) that present, owing to the gradual accretions and modifications of intervening generations, a composite picture of the period described, or from a work such as Chronicles, which narrates the past under the influence of the conception that the institutions and ideas of the present must have been established and current in the past; all this falls under Historical Criticism, which, on its constructive side, must avail itself of all available and well-sifted evidence, whether derived from the Old Testament or elsewhere, for its presentation of the history of Israel - its ultimate purpose.
But that neither plea would avail her for a moment in Scotland she had ominous evidence on the thirteenth day after her marriage, when no response was made to the usual form of proclamation for a raid or levy of forces under pretext of a campaign against the rievers of the border.
Even though the opposition found so doughty a champion as the elder Cato (censor in 184), it was ultimately of no avail.
Bad generalship, which is sufficiently obvious, unwholesome food - it was Lent, and they ate the Nile fish which had been feasting on the carcases of the slain - and Greek fire did the rest, and personal valour was of little avail,not merely against superior numbers and better generals,but against dysentery and a certain "mal de l'ost" which attacked the mouth and the legs, a curious human version of a well-known bestial malady.
Variously estimated at from 30,000 to 60,000 men, well armed and organized, they had entrenched themselves at every step behind formidable barricades, and were ready to avail themselves of every advantage that ferocity and despair could suggest to them.
It is the routine treatment for pernicious anaemia and Hodgkin's disease, though here again the drug may be of no avail.
Bitterly did he blame himself and repent when repentance was of no avail.
Another half-hour passes before they arrived with spanners and screwdrivers etc, to dismantle the device - but to no avail.
I could see my maid of honor trying to subtly--and then more emphatically--get the attention of the wedding coordinator, to no avail.
My future father-in-law got out of his car, went up to the door of the restaurant and tried the door to no avail.
While you're waiting for more Ed Hardy plus size maxi dresses to be available, there is no reason not to avail yourself of some of the great clothes and accessories that are out there.
Before you hit the road, however, avail yourself of the many resources available to seniors.
If you have scoured the bookstores, library and Internet to no avail, you may consider composing your own retirement poem.
If you've tried rewetting drops that you can get at your local drugstore to no avail, go in for an eye exam to get to the root of the problem and to choose the best plan of action.
However in most instances it has been too little avail.
Many current homeowners and homebuyers search for free grant housing programs to no avail.
Night after night, hunting parties attempted to capture or kill the animal that was slaughtering the livestock, but to no avail.
The voice sounded so loud and clear that the investigators started searching the room for a hidden speaker to no avail.
Doing so will avail you to a litany of various online coupon codes.
For example, General Hospital scoops and spoilers have been buzzing with rumors about Vanessa Marcil's return as Brenda Barrett for years - usually to no avail.
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Poor Pete Seeger spent Dylan's entire set trying to hack through the electrical cables, but to no avail.
Once their relationship ended, he reportedly tried to rekindle his interest in runner-up Sadie, but to no avail.
When the show was cancelled it met with many phone calls and letters objecting to the cancellation, but to no avail.
They try their freezing beam to stop Godzilla's meltdown but to no avail.
In an act of desperation, after even visiting dermatologists to no avail, I ordered Skin Biology's CP Serum and emu oil.
They are simple to use and offer a level of security that, while not being 100 percent safe, nevertheless offer some security and anonymity to those who wish to avail themselves of the proxy site's service.
He experimented in an attempt to improve on the sessions but to no avail.
Dean continued insisting but to no avail.
He thus saved himself, but his intercession on behalf of the other offenders was of no avail.
At this time the Ostrogothic kingdom, founded in Italy by Theodoric the Great, was shaken by internal dissensions, of which Justinian resolved to avail himself.
To appease these, offerings are made to them either direct or through the mediation of the Devas (domestic or agrarian deities); and if these avail not, the Menyepi or Great Sacrifice is resorted to.
The substantial education supplied by the parish schools, of which nearly the whole population could then avail themselves, had diffused through all ranks such a measure of intelligence as enabled them promptly to discern and skilfully and energetically to take advantage of this spring-tide of prosperity, and to profit by the agricultural information now plentifully furnished by means of the Bath and West of England Society, established in 1777; the Highland Society, instituted in 1784; and the National Board of Agriculture, in 1793.
Under such conditions of supply, however, the root-crops, gross feeders as they are, and distributing a very large extent of fibrous feeding root within the soil, avail themselves of a much larger quantity of the nitrogen supplied than the cereal crops would do in similar circumstances.
Under Odenathus Palmyra had extended her sway over Syria and Arabia, perhaps also over Armenia, Cilicia and Cappadocia; but now the troops of Zenobia, numbering it is said 70,000, proceeded to occupy Egypt; the Romans under Probus resisted vigorously but without avail, and by the beginning of A.D.
Attempts by the Convention to increase the value of the assignats were of no avail.
He was long regarded by the government as a dangerous person, and in 1671 a strict search was made for him but without avail.
When he is an emperor, a king, or a president of a republic, it is not expected that he will act personally; he may appoint a delegate or delegates to act on his behalf, and avail himself of their labours and views, the ultimate decision being his only in name.
The earlier doctors who avail themselves of Aristotle's works, while bowing to his authority implicitly in matters of logic, are generally found defending a Christianized Platonism against the doctrine of the Metaphysics.
Finding that diplomacy was of no avail to obtain the reparation from Castro that was demanded by their subjects, the three powers unwillingly had recourse to coercion.
Thus 1593, c. 174, provides that, if any respite or remission happen to be granted before the party grieved be first satisfied, the same is to be null and of none avail.
In preparation for his work Bengel was able to avail himself of the collations of upwards of twenty MSS., none of them, however, of great importance, twelve of which had been collated by himself.
He had civil and criminal jurisdiction within the boundaries of his estate; he could create offices, found cities, and appoint officers and magistrates, and, although the charter permitted an appeal from his court to the directorgeneral and council in any case in which the amount in dispute exceeded fifty guilders ($20), some of the patroons exacted from their colonists a promise not to avail themselves of the privilege.
Matters had gone too far, however, for any Turkish concessions to avail.
Treaties and military operations were at first of no avail, but in 1876 the United States government took steps to reduce them to submission, and Generals George Crook (1828-1890), Alfred Howe Terry (1827-1890) and John Gibbon (1827-1896), with 2700 troops (besides the Crow scouts) were sent against the Sioux under Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and others.
The bishop was thus threatened on two sides by foes of whom the influence was rising, and against whom his struggles were of no avail.
For these words avail nothing if heard and understood literally (or sensibly).
In some instances buds form on the roots, and may be used for purposes of propagation, as in the Japan quince, the globe thistle, the sea holly, some sea lavenders, Bocconia, Acanthus, &c. Of the tendency in buds to assume an independent existence gardeners avail themselves in the operations of striking " cuttings," and making " layers " and " pipings," as also in budding and grafting.
Irritating as it was, it did not avail to shake Hobbes's determination to remain silent; and thus at last there was peace for a time.
Moreover, the government,which was now very seriously alarmed at the influence of the Social Democrats, was anxious to avail itself of every influence which might be used against them.
Ali was angered by the refusal to surrender Parga and justly suspicious of the ambitions which this refusal implied; he could not feel himself secure with the Ionian Islands and the Dalmatian coast in the hands of a power whose plans in the East were notorious, and he was glad enough to avail himself of Napoleon's reverses in 1812 to help to rid himself of so dangerous a neighbor.
As far as the diction itself is concerned, the lyric outbursts of the chorus gave Schiller's genius an opportunity of which he was not slow to avail himself.
Temporizing and partial concessions were of no avail.
The Dutch were already too strongly entrenched in the Indian archipelago for English competition to avail there, and the intense rivalry between the two nations led to the tragedy of Amboyna in 1623, when Governor Van Speult put to torture and death nine Englishmen on a charge of conspiring to take the Dutch forts.
This was carried out on a broad and intelligent basis by officials prompt to avail themselves of the advantages it offered.
But in the northeast, in Khorasan, meanwhile a storm had arisen, against which his resources and his wisdom were alike of no avail.
It is in virtue of this view of derived or mediate knowledge that Descartes speaks of the (subsumptive) syllogism as " of avail rather in the communication of what we already know."
By certain persons, who for different metals used rods of various materials, rods of hazel, he says, were held serviceable simply for silver lodes, and by the skilled miner, who trusted to natural signs of mineral veins, they were regarded as of no avail at all.
In the long run, however, these attempts proved of little avail.
Inoculation with Haffkine's prophylactic fluid should be offered to all persons willing to avail themselves of it.
Not even a dispensation obtained by some means from the imperial chancery, not even the power of the Church could avail to break the chain of servitude."It can hardly be gainsaid that these artificial arrangements bear a very striking analogy to those of the Indian caste-system; and if these class restrictions were comparatively short-lived on Italian ground, it was not perhaps so much that so strange a plant found there an ethnic soil less congenial to its permanent growth, but because it was not allowed sufficient time to become firmly rooted; for already great political events were impending which within a few decades were to lay the mighty empire in ruins.
He explained, for instance, when a man was strictly bound to tell the truth; when he might avail himself of the mild licence of an equivocation; and when the Church placed at his service the greater indulgence of a mental reservation.
Pasteurizing alone, however, will only avail in cases where the disease has not gone beyond the initial stages, inasmuch as it cannot restore colour, taste or flavour where those have already been affected.
It has been said that chemistry is of little avail in determining the value of a wine, and this is undoubtedly true as regards the bouquet and flavour, but there is no gainsaying the fact that many hundreds of analyses of the wines of the Gironde have shown that they are, as a class, distinctly different in the particulars referred to from wines of the claret type produced, for instance, in Spain, Australia or the Cape.
This Commission was authorized to " inquire into the origin, nature, amount and application of the temporalities, endowments and other; properties of the Church of England in Wales and Monmouthshire; and into the provision made and the work done by the Churches of all denominations in Wales and Monmouthshire for the spiritual welfare of the people, and the extent to which the people avail themselves of such provision."
Profiting from this victory, Abbas Mirza repeated an offer of peace before made without avail to the pasha of Erzerum; and, in order to conciliate him more effectually, he retired within the old limits of the dominions of the shah, his father.
Although on the present occasion Simonich ostensibly aided the British charg daffaires MNeill, who had succeeded Ellis in 1836, no argument was of any avail to divert the monarch from his purpose.
The prophets and patriarchs, having been often deceived by the Demiurge, suspected a trick and would not avail themselves of the promised salvation, remaining content with the bliss of being in Abraham's bosom.
But Zeno declared images, shrines, temples, sacrifices, prayers and worship to be of no avail.
It was of no avail that they adhered in other respects in the main to the older teaching, that they professed to hold to the same ethical system, that they adhered, except in a few unimportant details, to the old regulations of the order of the Buddhist mendicant recluses.
But these projects were of little avail, for Kassai of Tigre, as above mentioned, had by this time (1872) risen to supreme power in the north.
One of John's last acts was his decision to separate Italy from the Empire, but this bull was of no avail and fell into oblivion.
For more than a year all efforts - headed by the poet Whittier - to rescind that censure were without avail, but early in 1874 it was annulled.
The Pacific, hitherto free from their intrusion, showed many sail of merchant vessels, while on land opposition south of the Bay of Panama was of little avail, since few were acquainted with the use of fire-arms. Coxon and seventy men returned as they had gone, but the others, under Sawkins, Sharp and Watling, roamed north and south on islands and mainland, and remained for long ravaging the coast of Peru.
By the marriage con tract the queen was to have a voice in the council of state after the birth of her first son, and she was not slow to avail herself of this means of political influence.
But no skilfulness of a commander can avail when soldiers are determined not to fight.
The power of prayer did not avail those insurers.
Our seat at the front was to little avail.
If you are in a committed relationship and have been trying to get pregnant to no avail, it's also a good idea to talk to your doctor.
But according to the proverb of my country, ` where blessing can accomplish nothing, blows may avail.'
This roused the jealousy of the United Provinces, and they made a separate peace with Spain in January 1648; but the valour of the French generals made the skill of the Spanish diplomatists of no avail, for Turenne's victory at Zusmarshausen, and Conde's at Lens, caused the peace of Westphalia to be definitely signed in October 1648.
The number of those who are qualified to vote, but do not avail themselves of the right, varies greatly in the different states and according to the interest taken in the election.
There is no observed change in the natural order of things; mankind re-creates itself in the same manner according to the capacity given by Nature, and the various ills to which it is heir, though fatal to individuals, do not avail to modify the whole.
From that time he resided in Italy; he refused to follow the other Hungarian patriots, who, under the lead of Deak, accepted the composition of 1867; for him there could be no reconciliation with the house of Habsburg, nor would he accept less than full independence and a republic. He would not avail himself of the amnesty, and, though elected to the Diet of 1867, never took his seat.
Other writers, again, blame the com mercial cupidity of the Italian towns; of what avail, they asked with no little justice, was the Crusade, when Venice and Genoa destroyed the naval bases necessary for its success by their internecine quarrels in the Levant (as in 1257), or - still worse - entered into commercial treaties with the common enemy against whom the Crusades were directed?
In compiling his map he was able to avail himself of the information obtained by the bematists (surveyors who determined distances by pacing) who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns; of the results of the voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates, and of the " Periplus " of Scylax of Caryanda, which described the coast from between India and the head of the Arabian Gulf.