How to use Best-of in a sentence

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  • They must have been close, and yet, to the best of her memory, Alex had not spoken of Gerald.

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  • They weren't exactly best of friends.

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  • She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.

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  • I gather you two aren't the best of friends?

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  • She was never quite sure how to respond to Martha's candor though the two continued to be best of friends.

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  • Let's try and make the best of what we have, for Howie's sake.

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  • Damian regarded her coolly, unwilling to let someone so undeserving get the best of him.

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  • We were the best of buddies, once she got hold of the photo.

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  • I know I haven't been the best of friends, so if you don't want to talk to me anymore, I'll understand.

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  • It was a signature day in Ouray, better than the best of the area's finest painted or photographed images with the sky so blue, the pines so green and the snow so white, you couldn't paint truer colors with an art store's inventory.

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  • I wish you both the best of luck.

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  • His grandfather had an almost subservient relationship to Tim's, but Brady had left the shadows on many occasions to remind Tim of what really mattered when the politician's ego started to get the best of him.

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  • I know you don't want me here, but I'm glad I came.  I like you best of all, Rhyn.  Maybe I should call you Dad.  Or Pops or Father.

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  • Sherwood Forest, where Dean headed, was one of these com­munities, and the best of the bunch in his opinion.

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  • In any event, they remained as they always had been, the very best of friends.

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  • Utilizing the best of his detective training, he deduced she was as deaf as a turnip.

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  • Ethel, less than attractive in the best of times, looked horrible.

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  • She wasn't in the best of moods either.

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  • He was trying to make the best of a situation most men would have considered grounds for divorce.

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  • Better make the best of it.

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  • It is by many esteemed as the best of all the edible fungi found in Great Britain.

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  • They failed, however, in both attempts; and in the latter, owing to the darkness, and to the occurrence of a violent storm which suddenly swelled the torrents in the ravines, their force was thrown into inextricable confusion, and they were compelled to abandon their camp and make the best of their escape from the country.

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  • Dr Burmeister was afterwards placed in charge of the provincial museum of Buenos Aires, and devoted himself to the acquisition of a collection of fossil remains, now in the La Plata museum, which ranks among the best of the world.

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  • The best of the New South Wales diamonds are harder and much whiter than the South African diamonds, and are classified as on a par with the best Brazilian gems, but no large specimens have yet been found.

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  • The live oak is one of the most valuable timber trees of the genus, the wood being extremely durable, both exposed to air and under water; heavy and closegrained, it is perhaps the best of the American oaks for shipbuilding, and is invaluable for water-wheels and mill-work.

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  • Although the idol of his victorious army, and in a position enabling him to exercise autocratic power, he laboured unostentatiously for more than a year and a half as a member of the parliament, whose authority he supported to the best of his ability.

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  • In his Theodicy Leibnitz argues, like not a few predecessors, that this universe must be regarded as the best of all possible universes.

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  • There is nothing to show that Boleslaus took any part in this struggle, though at this time he was on the best of terms with Gregory VII.

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  • The more celebrated and central thesis of the book - this finite universe, the best of all such that are possible - also restates positions of Augustine and Aquinas.

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  • But it is to Spain that we must look for the best of the medieval poets of the synagogue, greatest among them being Ibn Gabirol and Halevi.

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  • This confidence made him less disposed than many of his colleagues to make the best of the renunciation of the candidature made, on behalf of his son, by the prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

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  • Moore, Defence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (1909), are perhaps the best of the attempts to prove the same Declaration genuine.

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  • The most effective characteristic of Mr Austin's poetry, as of the best of his prose, is a genuine and intimate love of nature.

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  • This last pamphlet brought him into a controversy with Caron de Beaumarchais, who certainly did not get the best of it, but it lost him any chance of literary employment from the government.

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  • He must then go towards the interior of France to a provincial capital, best of all to Rouen, and there he must appeal to the people and summon a great convention.

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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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  • As a picturesque tree, for park and ornamental plantation, it is among the best of the conifers, its colour and form contrasting yet harmonizing with the olive green and rounded outline of oaks and beeches, or with the red trunk and glaucous foliage of the pine.

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  • By the end of March not only were Hebert and the leaders of the extreme party guillotined, but their opponents, Danton, Desmoulins and the best of the moderates, were arrested.

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  • Every `plate is not beyond criticism, but his worst drawings show more knowledge of bird-life than do the best of his English or French contemporaries.

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  • The iron tubular bridge which carries the line over the Nepean is the best of its kind in the colony, while the viaduct over Knapsack Gulley is the most remarkable erection of its kind in Australia.

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  • This latter is absolute misery, and to cure it the Unconscious evokes its Reason and with its aid creates the best of all possible worlds, which contains the promise of its redemption from actual existence by the emancipation of the Reason from its subjugation to the Will in the conscious reason of the enlightened pessimist.

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  • His original treatises (the best of which are his Greek and Latin grammars), as well as those which he edited, have, however, long since fallen into disuse.

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  • She left letters and memoirs the latter of which are admirably written, and rank among the best of the 16th century.

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  • This has been translated into English under the title of The testament of Ignatius Loyola, being sundry acts of our Father Ignatius, under God, the first founder of the Society of Jesus, taken down from the Saint's own lips by Luis Gonzales (London, 1900); and the above account of Ignatius is taken in most places directly from this, which is not only the best of all sources but also a valuable corrective of the later and more imaginative works.

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  • In the violent controversy that ensued he wrote many pamphlets, often anonymous, and frequently not in the best of taste.

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  • Before the publication of Lavisse's great work, Dareste's general history of France was the best of its kind; it surpassed in accuracy the work of Henri Martin, especially in the ancient periods, just as Martin's in its turn was an improvement upon that of Sismondi.

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  • The state law library here is one of the best of the kind in the country, and the city has a public library.

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  • The best of his books after this date are those written expressly for boys, the favourites being Masterman Ready (1841), The Settlers in Canada (1844), and The Children of the New Forest (1847).

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  • David Leslie, the best of the Scottish generals, was promptly despatched against Montrose to anticipate the invasion.

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  • Conscience is the best of casuists; it is only when men wish to cheat it that they fly to logical quibbles."

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  • The arches of the Romanesque portal are beautifully ornamented, in a manner suggestive of Arab influence; the bronze doors, executed by Barisanus of Trani in 1175, rank among the best of their period in southern Italy.

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  • With Lagrange, on the other hand, he always remained on the best of terms. Laplace left a son, Charles Emile Pierre Joseph Laplace (1789-1874), who succeeded to his title, and rose to the rank of general in the artillery.

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  • Among the early Monophysites were two of the best of Syriac writers - Jacob of Serugh and Philoxenus of Mabbogh, who have been treated in special articles.

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  • Hermocrates, the best of counsellors for external affairs, is suspected, and seemingly with reason, of disloyalty to the democratic constitution.

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  • The best of them, and the best thing that Lamartine ever did, is the famous Lac, describing his return to the little mountain tarn of Le Bourget after the death of his mistress, with whom he had visited it in other days.

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  • Zyrowski, Lamartine (1896); and perhaps best of all in the Preface to Emile Legouis' Clarendon Press edition of Jocelyn (1906), where a vigorous effort is made to combat the idea of Lamartine's sentimentality and femininity as a poet.

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  • But (as always happens in the case of literary work where the form exactly suits the author's genius) the purpose in all the best of them disappears almost entirely.

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  • It must be admitted that, by the aid of certain of these new constituents, glasses can be produced which, as regards purity of colour, freedom from defects and chemical stability are equal or even superior to the best of the " ordinary " glasses, but it is a remarkable fact that when this is the case the optical properties of the new glass do not fall very widely outside the limits set by the older glasses.

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  • The vases made by him are as elegant in form as the best of the Cinquecento period, but may perhaps be distinguished by the superior purity and brilliancy of the glass.

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  • Arjan saw clearly that it was impossible to preserve his sect without force of arms, and one of his last injunctions to his son Har Govind was to sit fully armed on his throne and maintain an army to the best of his ability.

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  • His best legal treatise is Memoire pour le comte de Morangies (Paris, 1772); Linguet's imprisonment in the Bastille afforded him the opportunity of writing his Memoires sur la Bastille, first published in London in 1789; it has been translated into English (Dublin, 1783, and Edinburgh, 1884-1887), and is the best of his works, though untrustworthy.

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  • The best of these is the town hall, otherwise known as the basilica, one of the finest works of the Renaissance period, of which Palladio himself said that it might stand comparison with any similar work of antiquity.

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  • Numerous other works in English and French have been published on Tunisia from the tourist's point of view; the best of these is by Douglas Sladen, Carthage and Tunis (2 vols., 1908).

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  • His father, praefectus praetorio in Gaul, was a man of great wealth, who entrusted his son's education, with the best of results, to Ausonius.

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  • It is preserved in four versions, the best of which is the oldest, and has an historical foundation.

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  • The oldest existiog work of this period is a mural decoration in the hail of the temple of Horyu-ji, Nara, attributed to a Korean priest named Donchfl, who lived in Japan in the 6th century; and this painting, in spite of the destructive effects of time and exposure, shows traces of the same power of line, color and composition that stamps the best of the later examples of Buddhist art.

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  • Moronobu was a consummate artist, with all the delicacy and calligraphic force of the best of the Tosa masters, whom he undoubtedly strove to emulate in style; and his pictures are not only the most beautiful but also the most trustworthy records of the Fife of his time.

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  • The books illustrated by the men of this school were mainly collections of useful information, guide-books, romances and historical and religious compilations; but much of the best of their work is to be found in the collections of pictorial designs, very often taken from Chinese sources, which were produced for the use of workers in lacquer, pottery and similar crafts.

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  • The best of these are exquisite in workmanship, graceful in design, often strikingly original in conception, and usually naturalistic in ideal.

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  • The best of his works were written in the freedom of English social life.

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  • The best of the older works and the basis for subsequent books on the period which it covers is Henderson Yoakum's History of Texas from its first Settlement in 1685 to its Annexation to the United States in 1846 (2 vols., New York, 1856).

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  • His ideal of public virtue and private worth had been formed by intimate association with the greatest and best of the soldiers and statesmen of an older generation.

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  • Garrick, who called her " the best of women and wives," lived most happily with her in his villa at Hampton, acquired by him in 1754, whither he was glad to escape from his house in Southampton Street.

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  • There were just as good materials and inspirations, but what could the best of them do without metal tools?

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  • The Nahuatl lapidaries had at hand many varieties of workable and beautiful stone - onyx, marble, limestone, quartz and quartz crystal, granite, syenite, basalt, trachyte, rhyolite, diorite and obsidian, the best of material prepared for them by nature; while the Mayas had only limestone, and hard, tenacious rock with which to work it, and timber for burning lime.

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  • Grey, much the best of the absolute governors, held the balance fairly between the white and brown races, and bought large tracts of land for colonization, including the whole South Island, where the Presbyterian settlement of Otago and the Anglican settlement of Canterbury were established by the persevering Wakefield.

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  • His notion of duty - at once a loyal and chivalrous one was that he was obliged to give the queen the best of his advice, but that the final decision in any course lay with her, and that once she had decided, he was bound, whatever might be his own opinion, to stand up for her decision in public. The queen, not unnaturally, came to trust Disraeli implicitly, and she frequently showed her friendship for him.

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  • To be thrown on your own resources and make the best of adverse conditions is an entirely different matter; it requires a thorough knowledge not of routine, but of principles.

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  • Most of the special schools also give scholarships to enable the best of their pupils to complete their studies abroad.

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  • With the papal see, since his visit to Avignon in 1364, he had been on the best of terms. His ecclesiastic patronage was immense, and throughout the land he had planted strong castles surely held by the royal bailiffs.

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  • But the relations between a community of freebooters, mostly composed of fugitive serfs and refugees, and a government of small squires who regarded the Cossacks as a mere rabble were bound to be difficult at the best of times, and political and religious differences presently supervened.

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  • Perhaps the best of all is Walery Jan Kalinka's great work in four volumes, Der vierjahrige polnische Reichstag (Berlin, 1896-1898).

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  • When given high command at once they usually failed, but the best of them rose gradually to the superior ranks; Logan, for instance, became an army commander, Sickles, Terry and others corps commanders.

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  • He was the last and the most wilful but perhaps the best of her favourites, and his tragic fate deepened the gloom of her closing years.

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  • The best of them, priorato, is chiefly known in England, under the disguise of second or third-rate port; it was much used in the military hospitals of America during the Civil War.

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  • In many respects these reports are the best of the early accounts.

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  • His work, which places him among the first and best of German annalists, consists of four books or parts, and is compiled partly from written records and partly from oral information, the latter mainly gathered from experience or at the courts of Adalbert and Sweyn Estrithson.

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  • These three factorspopular election, limited terms and small salarieshave all tended to lower the character of the judiciary; and in not a few states the state judges are men of moderate abilities and limited learning, inferior (and sometimes conspicuously inferior) to the best of the men who practise before them.

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  • James De Mille (1833-1880) Was The Author Of Some Thirty Novels, The Best Of Which Is Helena'S Household (1868), A Story Of Rome In The 1St Century.

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  • It makes Silenus, captured by Midas, say that the best of all things is not to have been born, and the next best, having been born, to die as soon as possible.

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  • Earlier And Later Writings Aristotle's quotations of his other books and of historical facts only inform us at best of the dates of isolated passages, and cannot decide the dates and sequences of whole philosophical books which occupied him for many years.

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  • Aristotle, even in this sketch of his system, shows himself to be the philosopher of facts, who can best of all men bear criticism; and indeed it must be confessed that he retained many errors of Platonism and laid himself open to the following objections.

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  • The interest of this money was to be divided into five equal parts, to be distributed every year as rewards to the persons who had deserved best of mankind in five departments of human activity.

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  • It was the opinion of Petrarch that, had Urban remained in Rome, he would have been entitled to rank with the most distinguished men of his era; and, if we discount this single act of weakness, he must be classed as one of the noblest and best of popes.

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  • Piles made of steel concrete are driven into the ground with blows that would shatter the best of timber.

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  • He wrote also several dramas and romances, the best of the latter being Fernando de Lemos (1872).

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  • Domenico near it has Norman cloisters, and several of the other churches contain paintings by Andrea Sabbatini da Salerno, one of the best of Raphael's scholars.

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  • Rose also carried out experiments on the decomposition of cryolite, and expressed an opinion that it was the best of all compounds for reduction; but, finding the yield of metal to be low, receiving a report of the difficulties experienced in mining the ore, and fearing to cripple his new industry by basing it upon the employment of a mineral of such uncertain supply, Deville decided to keep to his chlorides.

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  • The best of all subsoils is a dry bed of clay overlying sandstone.

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  • Thoroughly decayed, it is one of the best of all manures for mixing in composts for florists' flowers and other choice plants.

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  • Only a section of some of the best of the decorative hardy perennials can be noted, before we pass on to those popular subjects of this class which have been directly influenced by the hybridizer and improver.

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  • The Candytuft, of which several dwarf spreading subshrubby species are amongst the best of rock plants, clothing the surface with tufts of green shoots, and flowering in masses during May and June.

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  • He was one of the best of the papal landlords.

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  • The best of these preparations are such as have for their basis carthamine, obtained from the safflower (Carthamus tinctorius).

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  • The best of the lighter weights are frequently insufficiently strong in the hair to stand the friction of wear in a coat lining.

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  • The Persian lambs, size 18X9 in., are the finest and the best of them.

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  • In the interregnum between Aldo's death and Paolo's succession (1514-1533) the Asolani continued to issue books, the best of which were Latin classics.

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  • It was printed at Basel in 1589-1591, in eleven volumes quarto, and is the best of all the editions.

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  • He kept on the best of terms, though a Protestant, with the Roman Catholic clergy and nobility, and his subsequent marriage with the daughter of the French king (9th of August 1832), and the contract that the children of the marriage should be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, did much to inspire confidence in his good intentions.

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  • The best of the novelists of this period, excluding Charles de Coster, was perhaps Estelle Ruelens (née Crevecoeur; 1821-1878); she wrote under the pseudonym of " Caroline Graviere."

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  • One of the very best of his writings is a sermon called The Message of the Church to Working Men; and the best of his published discourses are the Twenty-five Village Sermons which he preached in the early years of his Eversley life.

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  • The best of his previously unpublished speeches appeared in Addresses of John Hay (1906).

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  • A great deal of the best of the Renaissance was founded on Epicureanism, and in more recent times a great number of prominent thinkers have been Epicureans in a greater or less degree.

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  • But Johnson long afterwards owned that, though he had saved appearances, he had taken care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it; and, in fact, every passage which has lived, every passage which bears the marks of his higher faculties, is put into the mouth of some member of the opposition.

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  • The Lives of the Poets are, on the whole, the best of Johnson's works.

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  • Henry I., called the Fowler, who was chosen German king in May 919, was one of the best of German kings, and was a born statesman and warrior.

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  • Charles Augustus, the enlightened grand duke of Weimar, set the example, from the best of motives.

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  • In the case of the six kings of the XXVIth Dynasty, Africanus, the best of his excerptors, gives correct figures for five reigns, but attributes six instead of sixteen years to Necho; the other excerptors have wrong numbers throughout.

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  • But the best of these old dramatic authors was a priest of Viborg, Justesen Ranch (1539-1607), who wrote Kong Salomons Hylding (" The Crowning of King Solomon ") (1585), Samsons Faengsel (" The Imprisonment of Samson "), which includes lyrical passages which have given it claims to be considered the first Danish opera, and a farce, Karrig Niding (" The Miserly Miscreant ").

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  • The other great hymn-writer was Hans Adolf Brorson (1694-1764), who published in 1740 a great psalm-book at the king's command, in which he added his own to the best of Kingo's.

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  • Bandello's novels are esteemed the best of those written in imitation of the Decameron, though Italian critics find fault with them for negligence and inelegance of style.

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  • Prejudice and real or imaginary legal obstacles stood in the way of the erection of episcopal sees in the colonies; and though in the 17th century Archbishop Laud had attempted to obtain a bishop for Virginia, up to the time of the American revolution the churchmen of the colonies had to make the best of the legal fiction that their spiritual needs were looked after by the bishop of London, who occasionally sent commissaries to visit them and ordained candidates for the ministry sent to England for the purpose.

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  • He always showed the tenderest love for his mother, and was the best of brothers.

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  • Dr Thomas Wedgwood of Burslem was one of the best of the early salt - glaze potters.

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  • Of numerous other works the best-known is his Is it Possible to Make the Best of Both Worlds?

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  • In sheets it forms the best of all coverings for roofs and even spires.

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  • The best of these, however, are reserved for the Afghan cavalry.

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  • Henceforward the best of Greek art, philosophy, and literature gravitated to Athens, and with their concentration and consequent development came a general and growing demand for teaching.

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  • Labourdonnais also promoted the planting of cotton and indigo, and is remembered as the most enlightened and best of all the French governors.

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  • The best of them are his Practical Catechism, first published in 1644; his Paraphrase and Annotations on the New Testament; and an incomplete work of a similar nature on the Old Testament.

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  • Morocco, he felt, was, after all, the best of countries.

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  • The decorative sculpture of this epoch, whether combined with architecture or isolated in monumental statuary, ranks for grace and suavity with the best of Sansovino's.

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  • The best of the Cotes wines are grown in the St Emilion St reg i on.

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  • The best of these is the celebrated Lacrima Christi, which is grown on the slopes of Vesuvius from a vine bearing the same name.

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  • He is no worse in these respects than the best of the Syriac writers who succeeded him.

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  • It was first translated into English in 1610, probably under the author's direction, and other translations have subsequently appeared, the best of which is an edition edited by Richard Gough and published in three volumes in 1789, and in four volumes in 1806.

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  • His prose writings, which include prefaces to the works of Kellgren and Lidner, and an eloquent argument against Rousseau's theory of the injurious influence of art and letters, rank with the best of the period.

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  • She also showed great ability as a novelist, among the best of her books being a series of sketches of country life (1884-1887).

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  • The speech is one of the best of its kind.

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  • The Persian always makes the best of his appearance; he is very neat in his dress, and is particular as to the sit of his hat and the cut of his coat.

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  • Buddhism and Zoroastrianism have been wedded in the state religion, and, in characteristic rndian fashion, are on the best of terms with one another, precisely as, in the Chinese Empire at the present day, we find the most varied religions, side by side, and on an equal footing.

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  • Amongst the best of these are carbolic acid in doses of one or two grains, creosote in one or two drops, and sulpho-carbolate of soda in doses of ten grains.

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  • The Arab type of Baluch extends through the whole country at intervals, and includes all the finest and best of Baluch humanity.

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  • The best of the known manuscripts of Juvenal (P) is at Montpellier (125); but there are several others which cannot be neglected.

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  • But while the bride's family refused to hold intercourse with the pair, Mr Scott, like a prudent man and an affectionate father, set himself to make the best of a bad matter, and received them kindly, settling on his son £2000.

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  • As the first founder was of Phoenician descent, so he drew most of his adherents from the countries which were the seat of Hellenistic (as distinct from Hellenic) civilization; nor did Stoicism achieve its crowning triumph until it was brought to Rome, where the grave earnestness of the national character could appreciate its doctrine, and where for two centuries or more it was the creed, if not the philosophy, of all the best of the Romans.

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  • The book is really a defence of the ancients against the moderns, and Girardin did not take into account the fact that only the best of ancient literature has come down to us.

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  • Of modern scholars Ritschl has deserved best of Varro.

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  • To write the annals of Rome became at once a task worthy of the best of her citizens.

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  • Her best-known story, Mrs Keith's Crime (1885), was followed by several other volumes, the best of which is Aunt Anne (1893); and the literary talent in the family was inherited by her daughter Ethel (Mrs Fisher Dilke), a writer of some charming verse.

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  • The best of his poems is the idyl of Regnault and Jeanneton, representing his own courtship of Jeanne de Laval.

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  • Scarce any of the remaining passes in this west-central region are better than mountain paths; horses can traverse the best of them only during a few weeks in the height of summer.

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  • It was to the insight of Lawrence and the splendid organization of the Punjab province - the spoilt child -of the Indian government, as it had been called in allusion to the custom of sending thither the best of the Indian officials and soldiers - that the reduction of Delhi and the limitation of the outbreak were due.

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  • There is some doubt on the point; but a contemporary and intimate friend, Luca Pacioli, speaks of his "ineffable left hand"; all the best of his drawings are shaded downward from left to right, which would be the readiest way for a left-handed man; and his habitual eccentric practice of writing from right to left is much more likely to have been due to natural left-handedness than to any desire of mystery or concealment.

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  • El gran Galeoto (1881), perhaps the best of Echegaray's plays in conception and execution, has been translated into several languages, and still holds the stage.

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  • And it must be said that his time was better employed in original investigations than it would have been had he spent it in observations made even with the best of instruments, infinitely better than if he had spent it on those of the observatory, which, however good originally, were then totally unfit for the delicate requirements of modern astronomy.

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  • This is the best of all these works; it is reproduced in Migne, P.L., vol.

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  • His Commentary on the Liber Feudorum is considered to be one of the best of his works, which were unfortunately left by him for the most part in an incomplete state.

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  • The best of them were capable statesmen, the worst were mean time-servers.

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  • But, in the utilization of the monks as the best of the Church's forces, the Western Church far surpasses the East, where meditation rather than practical activity is the monastic ideal.

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  • The Assembly was misled by its Jansenist, Protestant and Freethinking members, natural enemies of an established church which had persecuted them to the best of its power.

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  • At present the best of these lands in the valley of the Red river (of the North) are worth from $25 to $30 an acre.

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  • It is the crowning merit of the ever amiable and courteous tsar Alexius that he discovered so many great men (like Nikon, Orduin, Matvyeev, the best of Peter's precursors) and suitably employed them.

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  • Quitting America for Europe he published at Paris The Prairie (1826), the best of his books in nearly all respects, and The Red Rover, (1828), by no means his worst.

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  • It is therefore with some show of reason that The Last of the Mohicans, which as a chain of brilliantly narrated episodes is certainly the least faulty in this matter of sustained excellence of execution, should be held to be the best of his works.

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  • Though common sense will admit that virtues are the best of goods, it still undoubtedly conceives practical wisdom as chiefly exercised in providing those inferior goods which Aristotle, after recognizing the need or use of them for the realization of human well-being, has dropped out of sight; and the result is that, in trying to make clear his conception of practical wisdom, we find ourselves fluctuating continually between the common notion, which he does not distinctly reject, and the notion required as the keystone of his ethical system.

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  • The allegiance of the rulers of Munster to Niall and his descendants can at the best of times only have been nominal.

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  • Art MacMurrough, the great hero of the Leinster Celts, practically had the best of the contest.

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  • He retired in 1820, and soon after published one of the best of his works, Fermenta Cognitionis, 6 parts, 1822-1825, in which he combats modern philosophy and recommends the study of Boehme.

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  • The best of these is his edition of Theocritus (1828).

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  • Hundreds of thousands of Moors were driven out from the country on subsequent occasions, and in the act Spain lost the best of her agriculturists and handicraftsmen.

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  • He encouraged the men of the Revolution who wanted to bow to accomplished facts and make the best of the restricted amount of liberty remaining, to start afresh in national politics as a Dynastic Liberal party.

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  • Genoa, having recovered from the panic caused by the disaster at Anzio, decided to attack Venice at home while the best of her ships were absent with Carlo Zeno.

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  • Their duties consist in keeping the church and churchyard in repair and in raising a voluntary rate for the purpose to the best of their power; they have also the duty of keeping order in church during divine service.

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  • To serve God and to do his duty were the great objects of his life, and he died as he had lived, carrying out the work that lay before him to the best of his ability.

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  • We dined a tad late at bouchon, a restaurant for some reason spelled with a small "b," deemed by some reviewers as the best of Santa Barbara.

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  • Dean's patience with bureaucracy was thin during the best of times, but dealing with various branches of social services over the past winter stretched and frazzled his tolerance to the limit.

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  • To the best of my knowledge, no one did.

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  • I consider the British academia the best of the best for higher education.

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  • Without further adieu, we present to you our overall winners for the Best of E3 2006.

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  • We pride ourselves in being a Real ale pub serving the best of local and national cask-conditioned ales.

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  • The best of them have an almost anarchic quality.

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  • The results are stunning, fully archival Bromide prints, giving you the best of digital and analog technologies combined.

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  • He has an amazing backhand that can break down the best of players.

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  • Each villa captures the best of Thai design - wooden floors, Siamese furnishings and a large terrace overlooking the beach or gardens.

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  • Thank you very much synopsis and author biography Best of the Best - celebrating 10 years of the Orange Prize.

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  • Probably best of all is his brother 'The Blue Man ', who is a keen birder in his own right.

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  • Right in the hours of play quot bravo came best of the.

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  • It is a convincing medium caliber, and in Scout configuration it offers the best of two worlds.

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  • Jackson was dazzled and proclaimed the Romanesque cathedral the best of its kind.

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  • The restaurant starter menu comprises a wonderfully imaginative combination of classic flavors with an eye on the best of international trends.

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  • Lenny Henry hosts the best of British stand-up comedy, filmed live in Montreal in 2005.

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  • Taito has shown us all just how to put a retro compilation together and Taito Legends is arguably the best of the bunch.

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  • His Greek concordance is one of the best of its kind ever produced.

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  • To the best of my knowledge the term ' social constructivism ' appeared in mathematics education from two sources.

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  • To many, Saddam was the best of a bad lot, the only secular counterweight to the Islamists.

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  • Winter in Scotland is notoriously fickle at the best of times.

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  • I wish everyone who is fighting the flab the very best of luck.

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  • The people are very friendly, the island is largely unspoiled - the best of the Greek islands?

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  • Sir Denis Forman explains the genesis of the best of ITV's traditions to Steve Clarke.

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  • Cuisine The warm south of France seems to offer the gourmet the best of everything.

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  • Without sounding too much like a tourist guidebook, this areas has the best of all worlds.

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  • Get the best of Free NFL and college football picks and basketball picks from top handicappers.

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  • It was however, the Tchaikovsky that gave us the best of our new helmsman.

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  • I was born and raised in Nottingham, and we do hip-hop like the best of âem.

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  • And, best of all, it can be done entirely impromptu using only borrowed materials.

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  • The daughter, Bertie, she's a different kettle of fish - hunts with the best of ' em.

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  • Silk kimonos, boxer shorts, pjamas - We bring you the best of Thai silk direct to you.

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  • Heal's Online brings you the best of home accessories and gifts including; stylish kitchenware and tableware, and bathroom products.

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  • Well Alex Markov has created the BEST of the BEST when it comes to close-up levitations.

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  • From the point of view of the unsuccessful litigant, trial by witnesses must have been unsatisfactory at the best of times.

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  • The best of Gainsbourg, in all his guises, from louche lounge lizard through to seedy hipster.

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  • Margery Fish wrote, " golden marjoram is one of the best of the golden ground cover plants.

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  • I said " I am sure that many male obstetricians have the best of motives " .

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  • The DJ will match this with a Danube Delta groove selected from the best of Romanian modern music plus a few oldies for fun.

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  • Quotable Jazz collects the best of these often funny, sometimes outrageous, always enlightening quotes.

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  • I wish all the renegade playboys and everyone ever connected with them the absoloute best of luck with whatever they go on to do.

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  • We would not have privatized the railways, but now that this has been done we have to make the best of it.

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  • He's a very restless person at the best of times.

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  • Many homeless children have a very rootless existence, which makes adjusting to a new school difficult at the best of times.

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  • Genette Hi Becky, I nominated this for tim w's best of the week roundup - hope you don't mind!

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  • Everyone tries to make the best of it by retiring to get some shut-eye.

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  • Rottingdean is already snarled up at the best of times.

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  • I freaked out completely at the sight of the open wound cos Im really squeamish at the best of times.

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  • Filmed by competent cameramen, using the best of equipment, this really is the definitive story of southern steam at the end.

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  • The translations are among the best of all modern tanka.

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  • Equally, tho, he does not agree that the best of the old world has thereby been entirely vitiated.

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  • We have drunken yobs like the best of ' em.

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  • As a thinker George Eliot is vastly superior; her knowledge is more profound and her psychological analysis subtler and more scientific. But as an artist, in unity of design, in harmony of treatment, in purity and simplicity of language, so felicitous and yet so unstudied, in those qualities which make the best of George Sand's novels masterpieces of art, she is as much her inferior.

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  • The best of his lyrical work, excellent for finish and intense sincerity, is his Epistola to Emilio Arrieta, and had he chosen to dedicate himself to lyric poetry, he might possibly have ranked with the best of Spain's modern singers; as it is, he is a very considerable poet who affects the dramatic form.

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  • A more plausible theory is that the author is an honest thinker, a keen observer and critic of life, who sees that the world is full of miseries and unsolved problems, regards as futile the attempts of his time to demonstrate an ethically active future life, and, recognizing a divine author of all, holds that the only wise course for men is to abandon the attempt to get full satisfaction out of the struggle for pleasure, riches and wisdom, and to content themselves with making the best of what they have.

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  • In all cases it is usual to represent substances by formulae which to the best of our knowledge express their molecular composition in the state of gas, and not merely the relative number of atoms which they contain; thus, acetic acid consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in the proportion of one atom of carbon, two of hydrogen, and one of oxygen, but its molecular weight corresponds to the formula C211402, which therefore is always employed to represent acetic acid.

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  • Defoe's exposure in the pillory (July 29, 30, 31) was, however, rather a triumph than a punishment, for the populace took his side; and his Hymn to the Pillory, which he soon after published, is one of the best of his poetical works.

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  • He has knowledge of the world, the suppleness of a courtier, Spanish vivacity, and the ingenium amoenum attributed to him by Tacitus, the fruit of which is sometimes seen in the "honeyed phrases" mentioned by Petronius - pure aspirations combined with inconsistency of purpose - the inconsistency of one who tries to make the best of two worlds, the ideal inner life and the successful real life in the atmosphere of a most corrupt court.

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  • If this view of his optimism be correct, Shaftesbury, as Mill says of Leibnitz, must be regarded as maintaining, not that this is the best of all imaginable but only of all possible worlds.

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  • He quotes and criticizes Hecataeus, the best of the prose writers who had preceded him, and makes numerous allusions to other authors of the same class.

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  • He finished his Confessions, wrote his Dialogues (the interest of which is not quite equal to the promise of their curious sub-title, Rousseau juge de Jean Jacques), and began his Reveries du promeneur solitaire, intended as a sequel and complement to the Confessions, and one of the best of all his books.

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  • Each of these affidavits is to state that to the best of the deponent's knowledge and belief there has been no agreement and no terms or undertaking made or entered into as to the withdrawal, or, if any agreement has been made, shall state its terms. The applicant and his solicitor are also to state in their affidavits the grounds on which the petition is sought to be withdrawn.

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  • In some of the best of them natural science, a new subject with Michelet, to which his wife is believed to have introduced him, supplies the text.

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  • A theology consisting of a few vague generalities was sufficient to sustain the piety of the best of the deists; but it had not the concreteness or intensity necessary to take a firm hold on those whom it emancipated from the old beliefs.

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  • Doing excellent things continually through all the 'seventies, when he was in late middle age - gaining scope in colour, having now so many notes - faithful no longer wholly to his amazing range of subtle greys, now blithe and silvery, now nobly deep - sending to the Salon great canvases, and to the few enlightened people who would buy them of him the toile or panel of most moderate size on which he best of all expressed himself - Boudin was yet not acceptable to the public or to the fashionable dealer.

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  • Of tales relating to the east there survive the Weapon-firth cycle - the tales of Thorstein the White (c. 900), of Thorstein the Staffsmitten (c. 985), of Gunnar Thidrand's Bane (1000-1008) and of the Weapon firth Men (975-990), all relating to the family of Hof and their friends and kin for several generations - and the story of Hrafnkell Frey's Priest (c. 960), the most idyllic of sagas and best of the eastern tales.

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  • He became famous as one of the bravest and best of the generals who fought to make our country free.

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  • Then Selkirk set to work to make the best of things.

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  • All the best of me belongs to her--there is not a talent, or an aspiration or a joy in me that has not been awakened by her loving touch.

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  • From the beginning, I HAVE MADE IT A PRACTICE TO ANSWER ALL HELEN'S QUESTIONS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY IN A WAY INTELLIGIBLE TO HER, and at the same time truthfully.

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  • But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.

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  • Though he thought of everything, considered everything, and did everything the best of officers could do in his position, he was in a state akin to feverish delirium or drunkenness.

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  • On his return to Moscow from the army, Nicholas Rostov was welcomed by his home circle as the best of sons, a hero, and their darling Nikolenka; by his relations as a charming, attractive, and polite young man; by his acquaintances as a handsome lieutenant of hussars, a good dancer, and one of the best matches in the city.

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  • Killed in battle, where the best of Russian men and Russia's glory were led to destruction.

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  • The thin, hollow-cheeked Chekmar, having got everything ready, kept glancing at his master with whom he had lived on the best of terms for thirty years, and understanding the mood he was in expected a pleasant chat.

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  • Sonya's costume was the best of all.

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  • On the contrary, now is the best of all.

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  • For the 2005/06 season, Ospreys has moved into a new multi-million pound purpose-built stadium, possibly the best of its kind in Europe.

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  • On the 18th March 2002 R. Kelly teamed up with rap superstar Jay-Z to make a milestone album The Best Of Both Worlds.

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  • She lived on the best of terms with all the rectors ' wives around her.

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  • It 's featured here from master tape, along with the best of several other 45s and a slew of fabulous unreleased material.

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  • They were all spellbound by the place, and one couple even described the day as one of the best of their lives.

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  • Modern football stadia can be soul-less concrete boxes at the best of times - witness Oxford 's Kassam Stadium.

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  • Filmed by competent cameramen, using the best of equipment, this really is the definitive story of Southern steam at the end.

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  • This tour explores the best of these habitats and also the excellent coastal wetland and steppe areas in the southeast part of the country.

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  • A few weeks later he fought off stiff competition to win Best of Breed at the National Cat Club show.

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  • The band plays a wide repertoire of music featuring classic songs from past decades as well as the best of today 's chart toppers.

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  • The undulating terrain requires even the best of players to produce a full range of shot making.

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  • To the best of my knowledge, the use of this name does not violate trademarks or other statutes.

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  • The DTS track is the best of the three, with a nice heavy bass sound and clear, well-balanced mix.

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  • Gandhi himself, however, appeared to be in the best of spirits, his face being wreathed in smiles.

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  • Maybe they want to plan everything out completely, or maybe curiosity just gets the best of them.

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  • With time and patience, your baby and your pet can become the best of pals!

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  • If you and your ex aren't on the best of terms, try to rise above the situation as best you can.

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  • Preschools are often used as a means of affordable childcare, and they may offer the best of both worlds.

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  • My goal in life is to help as many children as I can communicate to best of their abilities and to help guide their parents through the sometimes scary process.

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  • The very best of monitors can evade the interference of competing signals that come from microwaves and other wireless devices.

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  • Glamourmom nursing tank tops-Relatively new on the breastfeeding clothing market, nursing tank tops offer the best of both worlds-comfort and fit.

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  • To make the best of the help you do have and to give each potential helper a task that suits him or her best, you'll need to have list of potential tasks.

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  • Arguments could be waged endlessly about which is best of these features, but in the end it only depends on your preference.

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  • Several well-known reviewers such as Pulitzer Price winner Roger Ebert have written several, including reviews of Academy Award winners and lists of movies they consider the best of the 20th century.

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  • In the best of all possible worlds, you could use an online guide for buying antique desks to as a resource to purchase pieces of beauty and value.

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  • Black is the universal color that brings out the best of a picture and will go with just about any color of wall to help highlight an attractive photo.

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  • They won't be the best of either category (not as fast as a road bike or as easy to handle on rough terrain as a mountain bike) but they will do for the average rider.

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  • If there is no aggressive behavior, keep a close eye and hopefully the bonding process will begin and they will slowly become the best of friends.

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  • This could take some time, but at the end of the day (if done correctly), kitty one and kitty two will become the best of friends and have a playmate for life, just like my sister and I.

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  • Purchasing multiples of common cat supplies can become rather expensive, especially if you're in the habit of buying the best of everything.

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  • Be aware you may meet up with a kind-hearted soul who has found a litter of feral kittens and is trying to give them away with the best of intentions.

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  • If you are looking for something just like your grandmother had, look no further than Best of New England.

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  • The best of the remodeling magazines is This Old House, a spin-off of the successful PBS television series.

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  • Ancient Egyptian décor incorporates all of these elements, bringing the best of Egyptian style to a modern world.

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  • Borrow from the best of modern developments, technology, architecture and design, meanwhile; never forget what our past has to offer.

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  • Rather than using a sleeper sofa which often has a thin, uncomfortable mattress, or simply placing a bed right in the center of the room, a futon can give you the best of both worlds.

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  • The best of course is to combine the two.

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  • To get the best of all worlds, a mirrored cabinet makes the most sense.

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  • Café curtains can truly give any room in the home the best of both worlds.

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  • Conventional makeup doesn't have much staying power in the best of circumstances.

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  • Their Best of Benefit holiday gift set is under $45 dollars and includes a blush, a lip tint, and a power packed mascara.

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  • Jimmy Jimmy Coco Boost is the best of two worlds.

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  • Brown eyed girls with green flecks are blessed with the best of both worlds.

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  • In that case, I may occasionally find myself in a bit of a conundrum if I'm looking for the best of both worlds.

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  • Vanilla Vera Cruz easily stands out as the best of the bunch among those I tried.

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  • The following websites offer the best of all worlds for those looking for basic maps or those looking for detailed online maps of all kinds.

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  • The site focuses on news photography from both professional and amateur photographers, publishing the best of the best on their home page.Another way to garner exposure for your work is to contact photo editors from local newspapers.

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  • This is not a camera for everybody, but if you're looking for the best of the best, check out the EOS 5D Mark II.

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  • It is full of flavor and elegant enough to pair with the best of wines and artisan breads.

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  • Since many people find cutting the roast off of the ribs a pain, a newported roast offers the best of both worlds - flavor and convenience.

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  • Train yourself to disengage from the moment and engage in visualization when you sense feelings of panic starting to get the best of you.

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  • Since expert wedding shooters are in such high demand it is not unusual for the best of the best to be booked more than a year out.

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  • While the bride most likely has the best of intentions, flower girl dresses are expensive, for some they're not even affordable.

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  • Bridesmaid wedding jewelry comes in all sorts of diamond enhanced combinations, and keeping it simple with the best of sparkle may be the greatest option for your gals.

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