Bearing-down sentence example

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  • Lysander as ephor proposed on behalf of Agis that all debts sbould be cancelled and that Laconia should be divided into 19,500 lots, of which 4500 should be given to Spartiates, whose number was to be recruited from the best of the perioeci and foreigners, and the remaining 15,000 to perioeci who could bear arms. The Agiad king Leonidas having prevailed on the council to reject this measure, though by a majority of only one, was deposed in favour of his son-in-law Cleombrotus, who assisted Agis in bearing down opposition by the threat of force.

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  • The sun's ultraviolet rays are still bearing down on you.

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  • At daybreak, however, those nearing the town at the Dorogomilov bridge saw ahead of them masses of soldiers crowding and hurrying across the bridge, ascending on the opposite side and blocking the streets and alleys, while endless masses of troops were bearing down on them from behind, and an unreasoning hurry and alarm overcame them.

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  • The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.

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  • The sun 's ultraviolet rays are still bearing down on you.

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  • Julian sighed sadly, the weight of thousands of years of memory bearing down up on him.

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  • But the pressures bearing down on traditional toys are many.

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  • Sarah, seeing a duplicate of the being that tried to kill her ten years ago bearing down on her, is naturally terrified - he's going to get her this time.

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