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charm Sentence Examples

  • Her father's wealth had come from his whore-daughter's ability to charm any man she chose.

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  • The Fred O'Connor charm extended beyond the blue haired set to children as well.

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  • Her greatest charm was, however, her pleasant behaviour; for she was "merry in company, ready and quick of answer."

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  • All my charm and diplomacy is hitting a brick wall.

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  • "Or maybe you're immune to his … charm," Gerry said with a grin.

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  • Nevertheless, there is a charm of originality about his earlier logical work which no competent reader can fail to appreciate.

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  • He looked at the charm dangling from her necklace and held out his hand to her, palm up.

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  • "There is no greater charm," says Pasteur, "for the investigator than to make new discoveries; but his pleasure is heightened when he sees that they have a direct application to practical life."

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  • "Now, Nicholas," she added, turning to her husband, "I can't understand how it is you don't see the charm of these delicious marvels."

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  • I let myself be carried away by the secret charm of the air I breathed; my native air, I might almost call it.

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  • Its charm lies in its exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness.

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  • Alexius may almost be compared to a magician, who has uttered a charm to summon a ministering spirit, and is surrounded on the instant by legions of demons.

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  • In the 17th century the corms were worn by some of the German peasantry as a charm against the plague.

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  • In the 17th century the corms were worn by some of the German peasantry as a charm against the plague.

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  • Thanks to all these architectural treasures, the narrow Sienese streets with their many windings and steep ascents are full of picturesque charm, and, together with the collections of excellent paintings, foster the local pride of the inhabitants and preserve their taste and feeling for art.

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  • The meteoric charm of his conversation is well described in Stevenson's essay on "Talk and Talkers," under the name of Cockshot.

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  • At the two Diets held by him, at Kassa and Talya, in 1683, the estates, though not uninfluenced by his personal charm, showed some want of confidence in him, fearing lest he might sacrifice the national independence to the Turkish alliance.

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  • Anyway, with all the money in his family and the good looks as well, he couldn't hold a candle to Brandon in the charm department.

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  • A few of the guests cast curious looks her way, and everyone who looked at her seemed more interested in the plain charm at her chest than in meeting her gaze.

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  • Smiling Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald, dressed in his uniform, greeted Dean graciously as he poured charm on the ladies.

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  • She was in her mid-teens with a silver A charm on her necklace that reflected the yellow street light.

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  • The echo is, to some extent, an original sound, and therein is the magic and charm of it.

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  • That charm was not expressed so much in his relations with him as with all his family and with the household.

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  • He did not see her marble beauty forming a complete whole with her dress, but all the charm of her body only covered by her garments.

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  • All these conversations, especially the joking with the girls, were such as might have had a particular charm for Petya at his age, but they did not interest him now.

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  • Prince Alexander possessed much charm and amiability of manner; he was tall, dignified and strikingly handsome.

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  • The work, which is thus a pragmatical chronicle of the calamities that have happened to mankind from the fall down to the Gothic period, has little accuracy or learning, and even less of literary charm to commend it; but it was the first attempt to write the history of the world as a history of God guiding humanity.

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  • Spring sets in with remarkable rapidity and charm at the end of April; but in the second half of May come the " icy saints' days," so blighting that it is impossible to cultivate the apple or pear.

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  • He must always be read, whether lovingly or interestedly, for he has all the variable charm, the strange saturninity, the contradictions, austerities and delightful surprises, of Nature herself.

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  • He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.

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  • By the time he had attached a handle to this sword he was having much trouble to breathe, as the charm of the Sorcerer was beginning to take effect.

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  • Martinengo Cesarescos Liberation of Italy (London, 1895) is to be strongly recommended, and is indeed, for accuracy, fairness and synthesis, as well as for charm of style, one of the very best books on the subject in any language; Bolton Kings History of Italian Unity (2 vols., London, 1899) is bulkier and less satisfactory, but contains a useful bibliography.

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  • But after all the misinterpretation, the book as a whole leaves upon us an impression of peculiar strength and charm.

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  • The great charm of Maecenas in his relation to the men of genius who formed his circle was his simplicity, cordiality and sincerity.

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  • The great charm of Maecenas in his relation to the men of genius who formed his circle was his simplicity, cordiality and sincerity.

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  • The iris is in most young birds at first brown or dull-coloured, but with maturity attains often very bright tints which add considerably to the charm of the bird; sexual dimorphism is in this respect of common occurrence.

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  • The secrecy of the undertaking heightened its charm and they marched gaily.

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  • Inside sparkled a diamond choker with an unusually worn, plain charm of a half-sun, half-moon pierced by an arrow.

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  • Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.

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  • The great beauty and fertility of the country, as well as the charm of its climate, undoubtedly attracted, even in early ages, successive swarms of invaders from the north, who sometimes drove out the previous occupants of the most favored districts, at others reduced them to a state of serfdom, or settled down in the midst of them, until the two races gradually coalesced.

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  • These lectures reveal all the charm of style and directness of presentation which made Hausser's work as a professor so vital.

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  • His friends speak of his charm and gaiety in intimate intercourse, but among strangers he was silent and awkward, and produced the impression of being reserved and disdainful.

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  • These lectures reveal all the charm of style and directness of presentation which made Hausser's work as a professor so vital.

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  • The spring is exceptionally beautiful in central Russia; late as it usually is, it sets in with vigour, and vegetation develops with a rapidity which gives to this season in Russia a special charm, unknown in warmer climates.

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  • She listened joyfully (as though she had not expected it) to the charm of the notes reverberating, filling the whole empty ballroom, and slowly dying away; and all at once she felt cheerful.

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  • From the 6th century onwards he was looked upon as one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity, the inventor or perfecter of the lyre, who by his music and singing was able not only to charm the wild beasts, but even to draw the trees and rocks from their places, and to arrest the rivers in their course.

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  • What proposals he made to any were sure to charm them, because they saw him always the same."

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  • It is therefore from the point of view of its "charm" that the genius of Stevenson must be approached, and in this respect there was between himself and his hooks, his manners and his style, his practice and his theory, a very unusual harmony.

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  • All his work shows a judicial tone of mind, and is remarkable for the charm of its style.

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  • Innumerable clusters of wild cherries (Prunus Chamaecerasus), wild apricots (Amygdalus nana), the Siberian pea-tree (Caragana frutescens), and other deep-rooted shrubs grow at the bottoms of the depressions and on the slopes of the ravines, imparting to the steppe that charm which manifests itself in the popular poetry.

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  • As a lecturer, he was inferior in charm and eloquence to Brown and Stewart; the latter says that "silent and respectful attention" was accorded to the "simplicity and perspicuity of his style" and "the gravity and authority of his character."

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  • Her beauty, grace and vivacity exercised a great charm over her contemporaries, the enthusiasm for her, however, being probably not merely personal but one inspired also by her misfortunes and by the fact that these misfortunes were incurred in defence of the Protestant cause; later, as the ancestress of the Protestant Hanoverian dynasty, she obtained a conspicuous place in English history.

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  • Her beauty, grace and vivacity exercised a great charm over her contemporaries, the enthusiasm for her, however, being probably not merely personal but one inspired also by her misfortunes and by the fact that these misfortunes were incurred in defence of the Protestant cause; later, as the ancestress of the Protestant Hanoverian dynasty, she obtained a conspicuous place in English history.

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  • The restaurant's true charm lies in the scenic locale.

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  • Dean had trouble remembering who was who but all were of like mind in their affection for the old man who turned up the charm meter a notch or two.

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  • His services in the regeneration of the Turkish power can hardly be over-estimated; all agree in recognizing his great qualities and the charm of his character; even Timur is said to have admired him so much as to offer him his daughter in marriage.

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  • I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip's slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.

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  • They were all gentle and sympathetic and I felt the charm of their manner as much as I had felt the brilliancy of their essays and poems.

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  • After meeting Princess Mary, though the course of his life went on externally as before, all his former amusements lost their charm for him and he often thought about her.

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  • Denton could lay on the charm when he wanted to, but his sense of humor needed improvement.

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  • The Emperor was pale, his cheeks sunken and his eyes hollow, but the charm, the mildness of his features, was all the greater.

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  • Mr. Parrish, you may have won over my daughter and Samantha with your good looks and schmaltzy charm, but let me assure you, I am not in the least impressed by your God's-gift-to-women bullshit.

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  • He had changed before Dean's eyes to a perfect balance of charm and elegance, guaranteed to have any female eating out of his hand.

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  • Res Judicatae in 1892 and various other volumes followed, for he was in request among publishers and editors, and his easy charm of style and acute grasp of interesting detail gave him a front place among contemporary men of letters.

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  • Among his companions on his voyage round the Cape were the Baron Imhoff, a speculative portrait-painter, and his wife, a lady of some personal attractions and great social charm, who was destined henceforth to be Hastings's lifelong companion.

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  • At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.

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  • The great peculiarity and charm of Dr Arnold's nature seemed to lie in the supremacy of the moral and the spiritual element over his whole being.

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  • Soon afterwards his fancy kindled with the first glimpses into Oriental history, the wild " barbaric " charm of which he never ceased to feel.

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  • His lyrical poems are wanting in spontaneity and individuality, but many of them possess a simple, orderly charm, as of an English country lane.

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  • The Rocky Mountains, which give its charm to Alberta, are ascended by a gradual approach from the east, but are exceedingly abrupt on their transalpine slope in British Columbia.

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  • Not only literature, but the physical sciences, as then taught, had a charm for him; and he is said to have made considerable progress in medicine under the tuition of his father.

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  • The charm of the personal character of Stevenson and the romantic vicissitudes of his life are so predominant in the minds of all who knew him, or lived within earshot of his legend, that they made the ultimate position which he will take in the history of English literature somewhat difficult to decide.

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  • 1850), one of the most gifted modern lyrical poets of Hungary, has the charm of tenderness and delicacy together with that of a peculiar and original style, his Kurucz notcik being so far his most successful attempt at romantic lyrics.

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  • He couldn't win the argument any other way, so he had resorted to his irresistible charm.

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  • Maybe that's part of her charm.

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  • Sofia lifted the choker carefully, touching the charm.

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  • "Is that what this is?" she asked, fingering the charm.

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  • I guess the Sidwell women can't resist the Parrish charm.

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  • The soft voice and the little dimple that played at the corner of her mouth when she teased him... she was so beautiful – and so utterly unaware of her charm.

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  • Kris can't keep everyone together.  He needs your … charm.

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  • That innocence was part of her charm.

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  • It was part of his charm.

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  • He didn't have that look of money or polished charm.

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  • The Meditations were written, it is evident, as occasion offered - in the midst of public business, and on the eve of battles on which the fate of the empire depended - hence their fragmentary appearance, but hence also much of their practical value and even of their charm.

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  • Rouelle, while in England Humphry Davy expounded the same idea in the experimental demonstrations which gave his lectures their brilliant charm.

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  • The red matter proves to be the remains of wine, not of blood; and the conclusion of the ablest archaeologists is that the vessels were placed where they are found, after the eucharistic celebration or agape on 'the day of the funeral or its anniversary, and contained remains of the consecrated elements as a kind of religious charm.

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  • To this list we must add the short but incomparable feuilletons (tdrezalevelek) of Dr Adolf Agai (writing under the nom de plume of Porz6), whose influence on the formation of modern Hungarian literary prose is hardly less important than the unique esprit and charm of his writings.

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  • It has the strength of an analytical treatise, the charm of a popular dissertation.

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  • The bulla was a circular gold locket containing a charm of some kind against evil.'

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  • The charm of his pastorals is the Italian sentiment which pervades them.

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  • But his greatest attraction to both ancient and modern writers has been the purity and charm of his style.

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  • References to companionship in these wanderings, and the well-known description of the charm of a rustic meal (ii.

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  • But of the three claims which he makes to immortality, the importance of his subject, his desire to liberate the mind from the bonds of superstition and the charm and lucidity of his poetry - that which he himself regarded as supreme was the second.

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  • The principal charm of his "Minutes" lies in the amusing details he has to recount about his personages, and in the plainness and truthfulness that he permits himself in face of established reputations.

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  • The peculiar charm which this Gospel has been generally felt to possess is largely due to the spiritual and ethical traits which have been noted.

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  • One day there appeared upon the scene a piper clad in a fantastic suit, who offered for a certain sum of money to charm all the vermin into the Weser.

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  • Abu Firas (932-968) was a member of the family of Saif ud-Daula, a soldier whose poems have all the charm that comes from the fact that the writer has lived through the events he narrates (ed.

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  • On entering the Second Chamber of Baden in 1842, he at once began to take part in the opposition against the government, which assumed a more and more openly Radical character, and in the course of which his talents as an agitator and his personal charm won him wide popularity and influence.

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  • To this year, 1376, belongs the admission to Catherine's circle of disciples of Stefano di Corrado Maconi, a Sienese noble distinguished by a character full of charm and purity, and her healing of the bitter feud between his family and the Tolomei.

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  • The Perceval story is an admirable folk-tale, the Grail problem is the most fascinating problem of medieval literature; the two combined form a romance of quite unique charm and interest.

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  • The charm of these methods is that certain parts of the decorative design seem to float, not on the surface of the metal, but actually within it, an admirable effect of depth and atmosphere being thus produced.

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  • They possess - not in Hebrew, of which they are altogether ignorant, but in Ethiopic (or Geez)- the canonical and apocryphal books of the Old Testament; a volume of extracts from the Pentateuch, with comments given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai; the Te-e-sa-sa Sanbat, or laws of the Sabbath; the Ardit, a book of secrets revealed to twelve saints, which is used as a charm against disease; lives of Abraham, Moses, &c.; and a translation of Josephus called Sana Aihud.

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  • It is full of his peculiar verisimilitude and has all the interest of Anson's or Dampier's voyages, with a charm of style superior even to that of the latter.

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  • But no important writer of antiquity has less literary charm than Persius.

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  • Its succession of word pictures, conventional and yet vigorous as the illuminations of a medieval manuscript, and in their very conventionality free from all thought of literary presentation, must charm all readers.

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  • The very inconsistency with which Villehardouin is chargeable, the absence of compunction with which he relates the changing of a sacred religious pilgrimage into something by no means unlike a mere filibustering raid on the great scale, add a charm to the book.

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  • The charm of Villehardouin can escape no reader; but few readers will fail to derive some additional pleasure from the two essays which SainteBeuve devoted to him, reprinted in the ninth volume of the Causeries du lundi.

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  • For its charm the story is comparable with the account of Jacob's experiences in the same land (xxix.).

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  • The image or idol differs from the fetish, charm, talisman, phylactery or miraculous relic, only in this, that either in the flat or the round it resembles the power adored; it has a prototype capable of being brought before the eye and visualized.

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  • In antiquity it was a common ceremony to arrange a holy marriage between male and female images, and such unions acted on the earth as a fertility charm.

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  • This work, generally known as the chronicle of Weihenstephan, gives among other legends a curious history of the emperor's passion for a dead woman, caused by a charm given to Charles by a serpent to whom he had rendered justice.

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  • The charm was finally dropped into a well at Aix, which thenceforward became Charles's favourite residence.

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  • Alexander was also an idealist, but his ideals were apt to centre in himself; his dislike and distrust of talents that overshadowed his own were disarmed for a while by the singular charm of Speranski's personality, but sooner or later he was bound to discover that he himself was regarded as but the most potent instrument for the attainment of that ideal end, a regenerated Russia, which was his minister's sole preoccupation.

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  • Making it his main object in his "introduction" to set before his readers the previous history of the two nations who were the actors in the great war, he is able in tracing their history to bring into his narrative some account of almost all the nations of the known world, and has room to expatiate freely upon their geography, antiquities, manners and customs and the like, thus giving his work a "universal" character, and securing for it, without trenching upon unity, that variety, richness and fulness which are a principal charm of the best histories, and of none more than his.

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  • "The charm of his style," argues another, "has so dazzled men as to make them blind to his defects."

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  • Various attempts have been made to analyse the charm which is so universally felt; but it may be doubted whether any of them are very successful.

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  • He was an eloquent preacher, and a man of great charm of character.

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  • A common called the Stray, of 200 acres, secured by act of parliament from ever being built upon, stretches in front of the main line of houses, and on this account Harrogate, notwithstanding its rapid increase, has retained much of its rural charm.

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  • This system of divination has the charm of simplicity and definiteness, as an application of the "doctrine of signatures" which formed so extensive an element in the occult writings of the past six centuries.

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  • Herzl's personal charm was irresistible.

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  • It is a study of social and ethnological conditions, and contains many passages of literary charm, describing bird life, animal life and natural scenery.

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  • On Prince Albert's position the change had a marked effect, for in the absence of Melbourne the queen relied more particularly on his advice, and Peel himself at once discovered and recognized the prince's unusual charm and capacity.

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  • comptus, neat), an adjective meaning unusual or fanciful, often applied to things with a sense of old-fashioned charm or prettiness.

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  • Accordingly, while it has nothing of Froude's carelessness and inaccuracy, it has nothing of his charm of style.

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  • Along with the charm of style, the great attraction of the writings of Erasmus is this unconscious freedom by which they are pervaded.

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  • Eminent among the novelists of this generation were Nemcova, a good observer of social conditions who reproduced in her works the charm of Bohemian peasant life; her kinswoman Svetla, Arbes and Zeyer.

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  • While his scientific work procured him an extraordinary reputation among his contemporaries, his private character and virtues, the charm of his social manners, his wit and powers of conversation, endeared him to a large circle of personal friends.

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  • It was certainly a work of great merit and charm.

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  • His sensibility, social charm, liberal ideas (he was one of the earliest of the Magyar freemasons) and personal beauty, opened the doors of the best houses to him.

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  • manding genius, and few have failed to do justice to his personal charm and magnanimity,which almost won the heart of Cicero, who rarely appealed in vain to his clemency.

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  • But These Very Digressions' Give The Book Its Intimate And Abiding Charm; For They Keep The Reader In Close Personal Touch With Every Side Of Canadian Life, With Songs And Tales And Homely Forms Of Speech, With The Best Features Of Seigniorial Times And The Strong Guidance Of An Ardent Church, With Voyageurs, Coureurs De Bois, Indians,., Soldiers, Sailors And All The Strenuous Adventurers Of A Wild, New, Giant World.

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  • His Pelerinage Au Pays D'Evangeline (1888) Is A Splendid Defence Of The Unfortunate Acadians; And All His Books Attract The Reader By Their Charm Of Style And Personality.

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  • His strong facial resemblance both to Lord Beaconsfield and to Sir John Macdonald marked him out in the public eye, and he captured attention by his charm of manner, fine command of scholarly English and genuine eloquence.

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  • The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.

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  • Larminie cited an instance of a rhyme current in the Orkneys as a charm against nightmare, which confuses Arthur with Siegfried and his winning of the Valkyr.

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  • Fors and in Praeterita, will be found passages of tenderness, charm and subtlety which have never been surpassed in our language.

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  • Nevertheless, the personality of an ambassador can play a great part, if he possesses charm, breadth of understanding and interest in the social, intellectual and industrial life of the country to which he is accredited.

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  • On certain days the cross was washed, and the water in which it had been washed was a sovereign charm for curing sickness in men and animals and for bringing fertility to the land.

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  • Her son George Douglas fell inevitably under the charm.

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  • Anthony Babington, in his boyhood a ward of Shrewsbury, resident in the household at Sheffield Castle, and thus subjected to the charm before which so many victims had already fallen, was now induced to undertake the deliverance of the queen of Scots by the murder of the queen of England.

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  • Beside or behind the voluptuous or intellectual attractions of beauty and culture, she had about her the fresher charm of a fearless and frank simplicity, a genuine and enduring pleasure in small and harmless things no less than in such as were neither.

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  • The Macdonalds of Clanranald and Kinloch Moidart, along with other chieftains, again attempted to dissuade him from the rashness of an unaided rising, but they yielded at last to the enthusiasm and charm of his manner, and Charles landed on Scottish soil in the company of the "Seven Men of Moidart" who had come with him from France.

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  • In its picturesque desolation, contrasting so strongly with its prosperity in Roman times, immediately surrounding a city of over half a million inhabitants, and with lofty mountains in view from all parts of it, it is one of the most interesting districts in the world, and has a peculiar and indefinable charm.

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  • Though the fur is cheap in itself, the expense of dressing and working up these little skins is considerable, and they possess the unique charm of an exceptional colour with little weight of pelt; the quality of resistance to friction is, however, so slight as to make them expensive in wear.

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  • Guillaume de Nogaret, his minister, draws a far more flattering picture, enlarging on his charm, his amiability, his modesty, his charity to all men, and his piety; and the traits of this over-coloured portrait are more or less repeated by Yves, a monk of St Denis.

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  • The principal charm of this region is derived from its fine and extensive woods, of which that called St Hubert is the best known.

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  • Miss dough's personal charm and high aims, together with the development of Newnham College under her care, led her to be regarded as one of the foremost leaders of the women's educational movement.

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  • In the sense in which Dr Tylor uses the term the fetish is (1) a "god-house" or (2) a charm derived from a tutelary deity or spirit, and magically active in virtue of its association with such deity or spirit.

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  • The beauty of the environs, and: especially of the river, deserves mention; and their charm is enhanced by the neighbouring Galtee, Knockmealdown and other mountains, among which Slievenaman (2364 ft.) is conspicuous.

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  • The unfailing freshness and charm of the contrast between the importance, the gravity, in some cases the dry and abstruse nature, of their subjects, and the lightness, sometimes almost approaching levity in its special sense, of the manner in which these subjects are attacked is a triumph of literary art of which no familiarity dims the splendour, and which no lapse of time can ever impair.

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  • Happily for his honour, the charm which held him captive was at length broken by no gentle or friendly hand.

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  • For his adventurous and imaginative spirit Italy and the imperial title had an irresistible charm, and in 1154, two years after he had ascended the throne, he crossed the Alps, being crowned emperor at Rome in June 1155.

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  • The men of the new learning did not sever themselves from Christianity, but they became indifferent to it; its conceptions seemed to them dim and faded, while there was a constantly increasing charm in literature, in philosophy and in art.

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  • Charles Lowell had a rare sweetness and charm, which reappeared in his youngest son, James Russell Lowell.

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  • And his style has an additional charm for modern readers, because it is employed in describing scenes from the everyday life of Athens.'

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  • - Whilst in the East Hellenism had been sustained by the political supremacy of the Greeks, in Italy Graecia capta had only the inherent power and charm of her culture wherewith to win her way.

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  • On the whole, the charm of the style is passing away.

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  • The inspiring idea of the poem was accepted, purified of all alien material, and realized in artistic shape by Virgil in his national epic. He deliberately imparted to that poem the charm of antique associations by incorporating with it much of the phraseology and sentiment of Ennius.

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  • His inspiration may be traced in some measure to the Pre-Raphaelites and also to Blake, Shelley and Maeterlinck; but he found in his native Irish legend and life matter apt for his romantic and often elfin music, with its artful simplicities and unhackneyed cadences, and its elusive, inconclusive charm.

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  • Although Hera was not the bestower of feminine charm to the same extent as Aphrodite, she was the patron of a contest for beauty in a Lesbian festival (KaXXcYTEia).

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  • Thus the doors of houses are inscribed with sentences from the Koran, or the like, to preserve from the evil eye, or avert the dangers of an unlucky threshold; similar inscriptions may be observed over most shqps, while almost every one carries some charm about his person.

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  • There is a certain charm even about these monotonous tracts, and it cannot be said that Denmark is wanting in natural beauty of a quiet order.

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  • His exquisite strains, in which pure imagination is blended with most accurate and realistic descriptions of scenery and rural life, have an extraordinary charm not easily described.

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  • Although without charm, she was a woman of many noble qualities; and, like her husband, she wrote French books, some of which attracted a certain attention in their day.

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  • Racial, administrative, and economic problems of an intricate kind pressed upon him and were not always wisely decided; and it says much for his personal charm that he carried away with him on his retirement the warm affection of the Rhodesians.

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  • All authorities combine in praising his handsome presence and the affability and charm of his address, together with a certain simplicity of personal tastes, which led him in his intercourse with his friends or with the representatives of friendly powers to dispense with ceremonial and etiquette.

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  • No public man of his time was more fitted to act as unofficial national orator; none more happy in the touches with which he could adorn a social or literary topic and charm a nonpolitical audience; and on occasion he wrote as well as he spoke.

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  • His brother Seneca, who dedicated to him the treatises De Ira and De Vita Beata, speaks of the charm of his disposition, also alluded to by the poet Statius (Silvae, ii.

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  • Lady Ashburton, a woman of singular social charm and great ability, appreciated the author, but apparently accepted the company of the author's wife rather as a necessity than as an additional charm.

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  • His personal relations with his pupils were of a singularly close and affectionate nature, and the charm of his social gifts and genial character won him friends on all sides.

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  • In India from the soma frenzy in the Vedas, through the mystic reveries of the Upanishads, and the hypnotic trances of the ancient Yoga, allied beliefs and practices had never lost their importance and their charm.

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  • In this thinker, who was his senior by five years, Goethe found the master he sought; Herder taught him the significance of Gothic architecture, revealed to him the charm of nature's simplicity, and inspired him with enthusiasm for Shakespeare and the Volkslied.

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  • The marriage was a very unhappy one, the husband having no qualities that could appeal to a woman who, whatever the censorious might say of her moral character, was distinguished to the last by a lively intellect and a singular charm.

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  • They are not represented as having any immediate religious importance; they really lie outside of the chronological scheme, and their history is plainly not related from such lively and detailed reminiscence as gives charm to the longer episodes of the book.

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  • Thus the inspirations of genius, appropriated by those who imperfectly appreciate their subtle beauty and quality, become hackneyed and lose their charm and interest.

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  • There was grace, nevertheless, in his manners; and his frank and earnest address, his quick sympathy (yet he seemed cold to strangers), his vivacious, desultory, informing talk, gave him an engaging charm.

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  • The Afghans vaunt the salubrity and charm of some local climates, as of the Toba hills above the Kakar country, and of some of the high valleys of the Safed Koh.

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  • The European, especially if he come from India, is charmed by their apparently frank, openhearted, hospitable and manly manners; but the charm is not of long duration, and he finds that the Afghan is as cruel and crafty as he is independent.

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  • She had great social charm, and upon Madison's entering Jefferson's cabinet became "first lady" in Washington society.

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  • Becker is an attempt in a similar direction, but, though superior in scholarship, it wants the charm of style of the Anacharsis.

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  • also Lane's account of the " Saadeeyeh " sect who charm away serpents from houses (Modern Egyptians).

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  • He never learned to read or write, though late in life he mastered colloquial Arabic; yet those Europeans who were brought into contact with him praised alike the dignity and charm of his address, his ready wit, and the astonishing perspicacity which enabled him to read the motives of men and of governments and to deal effectively with each situation as it arose.

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  • The music is generally emotional, the expression direct and passionate; there is no lack of melodic charm and originality, yet the total effect is frequently disappointing.

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  • No grave note, warning us that the pleasures of this earth are fleeting, that the visible world is but a symbol of the invisible, that human life is a probation for the life beyond, interrupts the tinkling music as of castanets and tripping feet which gives a novel charm to these unique relics of the 13th century.

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  • Prose had now the charm of simplicity combined with grace.

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  • He was passionately attached to his wife and children; and, while his friend Beccadelli signed the licentious verses of Hermaphroditus, his own Muse celebrated in liberal but loyal strains the pleasures of conjugal affection, the charm of infancy and the sorrows of a husband and a father in the loss of those he loved.

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  • The Radau,a mountain stream, descending from the Brocken, waters the valley and adds much to its picturesque charm.

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  • Whether by his prestige as a hermit and ascetic or by his personal charm, he soon acquired enormous influence over the people.

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  • Human fat is a powerful charm all over the world; for, as R.

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  • Messenius was a genuine poet; the lyrics he introduces have something of the charm of the old ballads.

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  • Dr Boyd was a very famous preacher and talker, and his desultory essays have very much of the charm of his conversation.

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  • (1623-1644), a purist who unfortunately tampered with the text of the hymns, injuring both their literary charm and their historic worth.

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  • There are few things in literary history more remarkable than this friendship. The gifted Dorothy Wordsworth described Coleridge as "thin and pale, the lower part of the face not good, wide mouth, thick lips, not very good teeth, longish, loose, half-curling, rough, black hair," - but all was forgotten in the magic charm of his utterance.

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  • Although Coleridge had, for many years before his death, almost entirely forsaken poetry, the few fragments of work which remain, written in later years, show little trace of weakness, although they are wanting in the unearthly melody which imparts such a charm to Kubla Khan, Love and Youth and Age.

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  • But even his most hostile teachers were amazed by the brilliance of his natural gifts, and, while still a boy, he possessed that charm of manner which was to make him so fascinating and so dangerous in later life, coupled with the strong dramatic instinct which won for him his honourable place in Swedish literature.

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  • The events were too near and too well known, and hardly admitted the picturesque sallies into the blue distance which make the charm and the danger of his larger work.

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  • The verse is most carefully constructed, and is also most effective, but it is so with the rhetorical effectiveness of Lucan, not with the musical charm of Virgil.

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  • But his style altogether wants the charm of ease and simplicity.

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  • The Lima of Bernardes contains some beautiful eclogues as well as cartas in the bucolic style, while the odes, sonnets, and eclogues of Frei Agostinho are full of mystic charm.

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  • Reitor, depict country life and scenery with loving sympathy, and hold the reader by the charm of the characters, but Diniz is a rather subjective monotonous writer who lacks the power to analyse, and he is no psychologist.

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  • The Landwehr Canal, leaving the Spree near the Schlesische Tor (gate), and rejoining it at Charlottenburg, after a course of 6 m., adds not a little to the charm of the southern and western districts, being flanked by fine boulevards and crossed by many handsome bridges.

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  • It is a mistake to say that he grew more conservative in later years; but his judgment grew more generous and catholic. He was a greater orator than man of letters, and his sermons in New York were delivered to large audiences, averaging one thousand at the Masonic Temple, and were printed each week; in eloquence and in the charm of his spoken word he was probably surpassed in his day by none save George William Curtis.

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  • When only about twenty years of age she had already risen to fame with her portraits of Count Orloff and the duchess of Orleans, her personal charm making her at the same time a favourite in society.

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  • For it was on the artistic rather than on the critical side of history that stress was almost universally laid in antiquity, and the thing that above all others was expected from the historian was not so much a scientific investigation and accurate exposition of the truth, as its skilful presentation in such a form as would charm and interest the reader.

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  • The doctrine which in others seemed to produce all sorts of extravagances - communistic experiments at Brook Farm and Fruitlands, weird schemes of political reform, long hair on men and short hair on women - in his sane, wellbalanced nature served only to lend an ideal charm to the familiar outline of a plain, orderly New England life.

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  • The simplicity and symmetry of his sentences, the modulations of his thrilling voice, the radiance of his fine face, even his slight hesitations and pauses over his manuscript, lent a strange charm to his speech.

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  • Finally, all idea of the divine vanished, and the artists merely presented her as the type of a beautiful woman, with oval face, full of grace and charm, languishing eyes, and laughing mouth, which replaced the dignified severity and repose of the older forms. The most famous of her statues in ancient times was that at Cnidus, the work of Praxiteles, which was imitated on the coins of that town, and subsequently reproduced in various copies, such as the Vatican and Munich.

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  • To splendid beauty and activity of person he joined a winning charm of temper and manners, a tact for all societies, and an aptitude for all accomplishments.

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  • From the beginning of his residence with Ludovico his combination of unprecedented mechanical ingenuity with apt allegoric invention and courtly charm and eloquence had made him the directing spirit in all court ceremonies and festivities.

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  • In this lady he had found a sitter whose face and smile possessed in a singular degree the haunting, enigmatic charm in which he delighted.

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  • Of things communicable he was at the same time, as we have said, communicative - a genial companion, a generous and loyal friend, ready and eloquent of discourse, impressing all with whom he was brought in contact by the power and the charm of genius, and inspiring fervent devotion and attachment in friends and pupils.

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  • p. 501), is a Psalter said to have belonged to Saint Columba, a kinsman of the O'Donnells, which was carried by them in battle as a charm or talisman to secure victory.

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  • Hellenic Studies, xxiii.), the swinging being supposed to act as a charm in awakening vegetation from its winter sleep. The conception of Zagreus, or the winter Dionysus, appears to have originated in Crete, but it was accepted also in Delphi, where his grave was shown, and sacrifice was secretly offered at it annually on the shortest day.

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  • His fame rests on his lyrical poetry alone, which retains some of the charm of popular poetry.

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  • the love songs, the heroic ballads, legends, songs at the ring-dance, hymns and carols, though instinct with a charm of their own, find their counterparts in many a song, ballad, &c. of the Balkan nations.

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  • The ceremony of the Adonia was intended as a charm to promote the growth of vegetation, the throwing of the gardens and images into the water being supposed to procure a supply of rain (for European parallels see Mannhardt).

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  • Soon the irresistible charm of a book which gratified the imagination of the reader with all the action and scenery of a fairy tale, which exercised his ingenuity by setting him to discover a multitude of curious analogies, which interested his feelings for human beings, frail like himself, and struggling with temptations from within and from without, which every moment drew a smile from him by some stroke of quaint yet simple pleasantry, and nevertheless left on his mind a sentiment of reverence for God and of sympathy for man, began to produce its effect.

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  • Towards her parents her conduct was uniformly exemplary, and the charm of her unselfish kindness made her a favourite in the village.

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  • But it lacks both accuracy of fact and charm of style, and is to-day deservedly quite forgotten.

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  • But his work gained character and added, to merely academic correctness, character and charm.

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  • The green rusticity of Whittier's farm and village life imparted a bucolic charm to such lyrics as " In School Days," " The Barefoot Boy," " Telling the Bees," " Maud Muller," and " My Schoolmate."

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  • His manner, which is partly imitated from Montesquieu, has considerable charm; and he was the first and has remained the chief writer to put the orthodox liberal ideas which governed European politics during the first half or two-thirds of the 19th century into an orderly and attractive shape.

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  • Laromiguiere taught the philosophy of Locke and Condillac, happily modified on some points, with a clearness and grace which in appearance at least removed difficulties, and with a charm of spiritual bonhomie which penetrated and subdued."

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  • His chief work, the Commentary on the Pentateuch, is distinguished by originality and charm.

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  • Those who insist on charm, on willingness in style, on subtle harmonies and fine exquisiteness of suggestion, are disappointed in Burke: they even find him stiff and over-coloured.

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  • He gave to his birthplace the free library and public baths, and, in 1903, the estate of Pittencrieff Park and Glen, rich in historical associations as well as natural charm, together with bonds yielding 25,000 a year, in trust for the maintenance of the park, the support of a theatre for the production of plays of the highest merit, the periodical exhibitions of works of art and science, the promotion of horticulture among the working classes and the encouragement of technical education in the district.

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  • His popularity in Bosnia was partly due to the tact and personal charm of his wife.

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  • A belief in its potency as a charm continued to be entertained throughout medieval times; and even to the present day in Italy it is worn as a preservative from the evil eye, and by females as a cure for sterility.

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  • But revolutionary ideas kept their charm.

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  • Mignet's Histoire de la Revolution Francaise (2 vols., Paris, 1861), short and devoid of literary charm, has the merits of learning and judgment and is still useful.

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  • In form all these poems belong to two or three classes: - kvioa, an epic " cantilena "; tal, a genealogical poem; drapa, songs of praise, &c., written in modifications of the old Teutonic metre which we know in Beowulf; galdr and lokkr, spell and charm songs in a more lyric measure; and mal, a dialogue poem, and liod, a lay, in elegiac measure suited to the subject.

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  • Of Sulpicius as an orator, Cicero says (Brutus, 55): "He was by far the most dignified of all the orators I have heard, and, so to speak, the most tragic; his voice was loud, but at the same time sweet and clear; his gestures were full of grace; his language was rapid and voluble, but not redundant or diffuse; he tried to imitate Crassus, but lacked his charm."

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  • He met with various adventures, being present at the famous tournament given by Lord Eglinton, and yielded to the charm of his passionate admirer Miss Howard.

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  • Though these have been made more edifying, they have not lost their charm and interest.

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  • The personal charm of Caesar and the prestige of Rome are not of themselves sufficient to explain this double conquest.

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  • Rashi unites homily with grammatical exegesis in a manner which explains the charm of the commentary.

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  • Refusing to be made a tool for the furtherance of Perdiccas's ambitions, Brasidas set about the accomplishment of his main object, and, partly by the rapidity and boldness of his movements, partly by his personal charm and the moderation of his demands, succeeded during the course of the winter in winning over the important cities of Acanthus, Stagirus, Amphipolis and Torone as well as a number of minor towns.

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  • His lectures were attended by persons of the highest distinction from all parts of Europe, and such was the charm of his demonstrations that a hall capable of containing 2000 people had eventually to be assigned for the accommodation of the overflowing audiences which they attracted.

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  • No farming country is richer in quiet and diversified scenic charm than the prairies of the eastern half of the state.

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  • Among the too-numerous writings of Feuillet, the novels have lasted longer than the dramas; of the former three or four seem destined to retain their charm as classics.

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  • His prose style, especially in his Catholic days, is fresh and vigorous, and is attractive to many who do not sympathize with his conclusions, from the apparent candour with which difficulties are admitted and grappled with, while in his private correspondence there is a charm that places it at the head of that branch of English literature.

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  • His poems, to which their musical accompaniment is almost essential, have not ceased, in half a century, to be universally pleasing to Swedish ears; outside Sweden it would be difficult to make their peculiarly local charm intelligible.

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  • The captivating charm of his manners and conversation is attested by all who knew him, and in familiar life he was artlessly simple.

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  • While the scenery of the western slope of the Andes is exceedingly grand, with its deep fjords, glaciers and woods, yet the severity of its climate detracts considerably from its charm.

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  • He must remember that the historian should not write as the dramatist does to charm or excite his audience for the moment (ii.

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  • The upshot proved the diplomatic value of Nicholas's apparent sincerity of purpose and charm of manner; the " Iron Duke" was to the " Iron Tsar" as soft iron to steel; Great Britain, without efficient guarantees for the future, stood committed to the policy which ended in the destruction of the Ottoman sea-power at Navarino and the march of the Russians on Constantinople.

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  • Maybe it was actually part of his charm - intrigue, or something like that.

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  • He couldn't win the argument any other way, so he had resorted to his irresistible charm.

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  • Maybe that's part of her charm.

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  • Anyway, with all the money in his family and the good looks as well, he couldn't hold a candle to Brandon in the charm department.

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  • Inside sparkled a diamond choker with an unusually worn, plain charm of a half-sun, half-moon pierced by an arrow.

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  • Sofia lifted the choker carefully, touching the charm.

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  • "Is that what this is?" she asked, fingering the charm.

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  • A few of the guests cast curious looks her way, and everyone who looked at her seemed more interested in the plain charm at her chest than in meeting her gaze.

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  • He looked at the charm dangling from her necklace and held out his hand to her, palm up.

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  • Dean had trouble remembering who was who but all were of like mind in their affection for the old man who turned up the charm meter a notch or two.

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  • Smiling Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald, dressed in his uniform, greeted Dean graciously as he poured charm on the ladies.

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  • Hannah used that smile to charm everyone from waiters to potential boyfriends, but it was nice to have her sister smile at her rather than remark about how disappointed she was.

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  • The Fred O'Connor charm extended beyond the blue haired set to children as well.

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  • Mr. Parrish, you may have won over my daughter and Samantha with your good looks and schmaltzy charm, but let me assure you, I am not in the least impressed by your God's-gift-to-women bullshit.

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  • I guess the Sidwell women can't resist the Parrish charm.

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  • The soft voice and the little dimple that played at the corner of her mouth when she teased him... she was so beautiful – and so utterly unaware of her charm.

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  • All my charm and diplomacy is hitting a brick wall.

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  • Kris can't keep everyone together.  He needs your … charm.

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  • He had changed before Dean's eyes to a perfect balance of charm and elegance, guaranteed to have any female eating out of his hand.

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  • The little laugh lines around those delicious eyes, and that cute dimple, gave his smile irresistible charm.

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  • That innocence was part of her charm.

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  • It was part of his charm.

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  • Her father's wealth had come from his whore-daughter's ability to charm any man she chose.

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  • As the chief of the spies in this hemisphere, she'd been in a lot of really bad situations with nothing but her charm and mind control to keep her safe.

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  • Denton could lay on the charm when he wanted to, but his sense of humor needed improvement.

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  • He didn't have that look of money or polished charm.

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  • She was in her mid-teens with a silver A charm on her necklace that reflected the yellow street light.

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  • She was dressed in a hospital gown, the silver A charm she received for her birthday resting at her neck.

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  • "Or maybe you're immune to his … charm," Gerry said with a grin.

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  • The narrow streets and cobbled alleyways are full of old world charm.

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  • Mojacar has a real charm which I find alluring.

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  • assured that the charm of your Maui wedding will be captured in photos.

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  • The cottages are built of wonderful honey-toned Cotswold stone, and the whole village exudes an aura of charm and relaxed timelessness.

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  • One of the most delightful aspects of Daphne's charm was her aura of slightly batty femininity.

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  • The area has a natural charm and beauty, and the sweeping bays along the coastline provide the basis for a scenic relaxing break.

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  • It did not take long for the gipsy charm offensive to turn bitter.

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  • boyish charm.

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  • The anchors look like they might fit on a tiny charm bracelet.

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  • enchanting carols and Christmas classics are exquisitely presented with all the grace and charm of the 18th century in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

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  • Wapping, however, exudes an old Elizabethan charm; with its cobbled streets and listed buildings.

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  • The historic, listed building dates back to 1423, and inside boasts original beams and sloping floors, oozing charm.

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  • We must be very careful to retain that charm.

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  • The sand is superb and there are a great number of sand dunes which lend unique charm to the place.

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  • charm combined with modern comfort.

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  • You are staying at Vizzavona where our hotel boasts a fine charm especially in its cuisine and decor.

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  • It has invested in all the modern equipment for a modern resort but has maintained its old-world charm.

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  • They retain much of the olde world charm you would expect from that era.

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  • boyish charm has combined with an uncommon worldliness to complement his impeccable musicianship.

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  • Have we turned God into a football lucky charm?

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  • charm offensive.

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  • charm quark?

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  • While most properties within the group have an olde worlde charm, neither of them feels outdated or stuffy.

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  • Thankyou wine glass charms - Gold or silver tone high quality pewter wine glass charm carrying 4 Swarovski crystals in your choice of colors.

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  • Once an aristocratic private mansion for the late The Queen Mother's Family, this hotel ouzes charm and grace.

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  • Last time we played here England won the football, so I can only assume the combination is some kind of good luck charm.

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  • charm quark attached to an antistrange quark should have this particular mass.

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  • Dirty and run down in parts, incredibly chic and modern in places, Budapest has an unshakeable charm.

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  • The piece was beautifully choreographed, the characters were very well portrayed & engaged the audience with humor & charm.

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  • A man of enormous energy and great personal charm, Simpson was a keen controversialist and much loved physician.

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  • Echo The World (We Live In) has a ramshackle charm, off-kilter melodies and delightfully crisp vocals abound.

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  • The appearance of this rugged medieval church of Saxon origin and originally cruciform matches the charm of its dedication.

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  • customary wit and charm.

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  • The fact that she does n't dazzle you with over the top of anything is exactly her charm.

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  • discreet charm will be at home in any setting.

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  • disjointed in places, but that's just part of the charm.

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  • doe-eyed charm as Eve, the ruthless aspiring actress who passes herself off as a little girl lost.

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  • enchanting carols and Christmas classics are exquisitely presented with all the grace and charm of the 18th century in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

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  • epitomizes the Indian oral tradition with its wit, charm, and compassionate wisdom.

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  • exudes an aura of charm and relaxed timelessness.

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  • exudes European charm, rather than the wild west feel of other North American resorts.

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  • fab with the charm necklace. £ 19.99 * More matches for " Life Charms " at partner websites.. .

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  • feature fireplace, it has the homely charm and character of an English Inn.

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  • folksy charm ', he is also ' as cold and dense as the Ohio River in February ' .

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  • As I entered the main grand foyer I was soon to learn how my youthful charm could make a fool of a man.

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  • full of charm.

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  • girlish charm.

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  • A daisy candle holder is as fresh as a spring day, while a beaded picture frame adds glitz and charm to a room.

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  • Orchard Pig stands out as a particularly graceful piece, full of the music of hidden rhyme, and assonance; a true charm.

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  • This elegantly styled headboard with its antique gold rails and sculpted accents is certainly full of Italian charm.

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  • Beautifully restored, this luxurious hideaway combines period charm with modern day comfort.

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  • Once I'd remembered the necessary incantations it all worked like a charm.

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  • intimacy of a luxury townhouse hotel with the historic charm of a listed building.

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  • The Abbey combines the intimacy of a luxury townhouse hotel with the historic charm of a listed building.

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  • laid-back charm.

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  • lucky charm the Indalo man can be spotted on most buildings.

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  • He then cast second spell releasing Trimus from the charm that had kept him from attacking the mage.

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  • mandrake charm survives to this day.

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  • The large vaulted kitchen, once the stables, retains its rustic charm, with the original manger now used for storage.

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  • The action and charm of the story is the epic battle between Santiago and a giant marlin and his rigorous journey back home.

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  • mummifydieval sorcery, a gruesome charm made from the mummified hand of a hanged criminal.

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  • One U.S. official called it a " charm offensive.

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  • old-fashioned Scottish charm.

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  • Old World their old-world charm, thatched cottages tend to be a little dark inside.

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  • oozes period charm.

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  • peculiar charm about ' the Rows ' .

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  • pewter wine glass charm carrying 4 Swarovski crystals in your choice of colors.

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  • Nevertheless, I saw some beautiful sights; this is a particularly photogenic city, with bags of charm.

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  • A great self publicist he had enormous energy and charm.

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  • How was the theory extended to include the charm quark?

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  • raffish charm which appealed across generations and classes.

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  • rakish charm.

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  • ramshackle charm, off-kilter melodies and delightfully crisp vocals abound.

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  • It has a slightly ramshackle atmosphere, which adds to the charm.

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  • renovated to retain its original charm and character.

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  • retained the original victorian charm and character.

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  • roguish charm and a very quick wit.

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  • The coin of Menander could have been a lucky charm, and given the perils of ancient seafaring he needed one.

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  • seductive charm Angela finds irresistible.

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  • Birds twitter gently in the background as Iain quite literally tries to charm them from the trees with his sweetest serenade.

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  • Plus it's slightly shabby, which adds to its charm.

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  • sixpenny pieces which were considered a charm against evil.

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  • The house was built in 1740 and oozes Georgian splendor and Victorian charm.

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  • straggle somewhat straggling in formation, the old heart of the village has considerable charm.

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  • Kelly Link has strangeness, charm and spin to spare.

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  • The hotel was recently refurbished to restore its Art Nouveau charm with decorative stuccoes and copies of etched glass window panes.

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  • Each room is decorated to the highest standard, retaining the original charm of the place, which also forms the popular village tearooms.

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  • We are thrilled to introduce Gabrielle, a beautiful, exotic temptress with a seductive, enchanting charm.

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  • trace of an accent which lent it charm.

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  • tranquil, rural setting of natural charm & beauty in the heart of " Old Cornwall " .

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  • twitter gently in the background as Iain quite literally tries to charm them from the trees with his sweetest serenade.

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  • tyres steel disk wheels, white walled cross ply tires and blue hood and tonneau lend it extra period charm.

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  • undeniable charm.

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  • unruffled charm of one of England's leading country hotels More... .

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  • Been served by a waitress with dazzling charm, or didn't a pizza quite hit the mark?

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  • winsome charm.

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  • Res Judicatae in 1892 and various other volumes followed, for he was in request among publishers and editors, and his easy charm of style and acute grasp of interesting detail gave him a front place among contemporary men of letters.

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  • I let myself be carried away by the secret charm of the air I breathed; my native air, I might almost call it.

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  • Among his companions on his voyage round the Cape were the Baron Imhoff, a speculative portrait-painter, and his wife, a lady of some personal attractions and great social charm, who was destined henceforth to be Hastings's lifelong companion.

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  • All his work shows a judicial tone of mind, and is remarkable for the charm of its style.

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  • The meteoric charm of his conversation is well described in Stevenson's essay on "Talk and Talkers," under the name of Cockshot.

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  • Modelled on Plato's dialogue of the samename, Mendelssohn's work possessed some of the charm of its Greek exemplar.

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  • Prince Alexander possessed much charm and amiability of manner; he was tall, dignified and strikingly handsome.

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  • Nevertheless, there is a charm of originality about his earlier logical work which no competent reader can fail to appreciate.

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  • Alliteration, assonance, plays upon words and happy coinages of new terms, give his plays a charm of their own.

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  • The great beauty and fertility of the country, as well as the charm of its climate, undoubtedly attracted, even in early ages, successive swarms of invaders from the north, who sometimes drove out the previous occupants of the most favored districts, at others reduced them to a state of serfdom, or settled down in the midst of them, until the two races gradually coalesced.

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  • Martinengo Cesarescos Liberation of Italy (London, 1895) is to be strongly recommended, and is indeed, for accuracy, fairness and synthesis, as well as for charm of style, one of the very best books on the subject in any language; Bolton Kings History of Italian Unity (2 vols., London, 1899) is bulkier and less satisfactory, but contains a useful bibliography.

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  • At the two Diets held by him, at Kassa and Talya, in 1683, the estates, though not uninfluenced by his personal charm, showed some want of confidence in him, fearing lest he might sacrifice the national independence to the Turkish alliance.

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  • The first, a religious romance of remarkable interest, may owe its preservation to the charm of its style, the others to the accident that they were attributed by mistake to a famous apostle.

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  • The Meditations were written, it is evident, as occasion offered - in the midst of public business, and on the eve of battles on which the fate of the empire depended - hence their fragmentary appearance, but hence also much of their practical value and even of their charm.

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  • Its charm lies in its exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness.

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  • From the 6th century onwards he was looked upon as one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity, the inventor or perfecter of the lyre, who by his music and singing was able not only to charm the wild beasts, but even to draw the trees and rocks from their places, and to arrest the rivers in their course.

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  • The iris is in most young birds at first brown or dull-coloured, but with maturity attains often very bright tints which add considerably to the charm of the bird; sexual dimorphism is in this respect of common occurrence.

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  • The great peculiarity and charm of Dr Arnold's nature seemed to lie in the supremacy of the moral and the spiritual element over his whole being.

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  • The spring is exceptionally beautiful in central Russia; late as it usually is, it sets in with vigour, and vegetation develops with a rapidity which gives to this season in Russia a special charm, unknown in warmer climates.

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  • Innumerable clusters of wild cherries (Prunus Chamaecerasus), wild apricots (Amygdalus nana), the Siberian pea-tree (Caragana frutescens), and other deep-rooted shrubs grow at the bottoms of the depressions and on the slopes of the ravines, imparting to the steppe that charm which manifests itself in the popular poetry.

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  • Soon afterwards his fancy kindled with the first glimpses into Oriental history, the wild " barbaric " charm of which he never ceased to feel.

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  • 15-17), and here, as elsewhere, the charm which the life of David has upon its readers is entirely unaffected by technical questions of literary and historical criticism.

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  • As a lecturer, he was inferior in charm and eloquence to Brown and Stewart; the latter says that "silent and respectful attention" was accorded to the "simplicity and perspicuity of his style" and "the gravity and authority of his character."

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  • His lyrical poems are wanting in spontaneity and individuality, but many of them possess a simple, orderly charm, as of an English country lane.

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  • "There is no greater charm," says Pasteur, "for the investigator than to make new discoveries; but his pleasure is heightened when he sees that they have a direct application to practical life."

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  • His friends speak of his charm and gaiety in intimate intercourse, but among strangers he was silent and awkward, and produced the impression of being reserved and disdainful.

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  • But after all the misinterpretation of contemporaries and the destructive criticism of later times, the book as a whole leaves upon us an impression of peculiar strength and charm, and imparts a sense of the relations of things truer, because less mechanical, than the laboured reasoning of smaller men.

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  • As a great part of the charm of the book lies in the unconscious record of the collector's own character, the establishment of Holkot's authorship would materially alter its value.

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  • The work, which is thus a pragmatical chronicle of the calamities that have happened to mankind from the fall down to the Gothic period, has little accuracy or learning, and even less of literary charm to commend it; but it was the first attempt to write the history of the world as a history of God guiding humanity.

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  • Alexius may almost be compared to a magician, who has uttered a charm to summon a ministering spirit, and is surrounded on the instant by legions of demons.

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  • The fortunes of the book are not known in detail, but it is clear that its merciless criticism of life and its literary charm made it popular, while its scepticism excited the apprehensions of pious conservatives.

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  • Rouelle, while in England Humphry Davy expounded the same idea in the experimental demonstrations which gave his lectures their brilliant charm.

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  • Her greatest charm was, however, her pleasant behaviour; for she was "merry in company, ready and quick of answer."

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  • The Rocky Mountains, which give its charm to Alberta, are ascended by a gradual approach from the east, but are exceedingly abrupt on their transalpine slope in British Columbia.

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  • What proposals he made to any were sure to charm them, because they saw him always the same."

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  • Not only literature, but the physical sciences, as then taught, had a charm for him; and he is said to have made considerable progress in medicine under the tuition of his father.

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  • The red matter proves to be the remains of wine, not of blood; and the conclusion of the ablest archaeologists is that the vessels were placed where they are found, after the eucharistic celebration or agape on 'the day of the funeral or its anniversary, and contained remains of the consecrated elements as a kind of religious charm.

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  • He must always be read, whether lovingly or interestedly, for he has all the variable charm, the strange saturninity, the contradictions, austerities and delightful surprises, of Nature herself.

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  • His services in the regeneration of the Turkish power can hardly be over-estimated; all agree in recognizing his great qualities and the charm of his character; even Timur is said to have admired him so much as to offer him his daughter in marriage.

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  • The charm of the personal character of Stevenson and the romantic vicissitudes of his life are so predominant in the minds of all who knew him, or lived within earshot of his legend, that they made the ultimate position which he will take in the history of English literature somewhat difficult to decide.

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  • It is therefore from the point of view of its "charm" that the genius of Stevenson must be approached, and in this respect there was between himself and his hooks, his manners and his style, his practice and his theory, a very unusual harmony.

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  • Spring sets in with remarkable rapidity and charm at the end of April; but in the second half of May come the " icy saints' days," so blighting that it is impossible to cultivate the apple or pear.

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  • The charm of the Thames is indeed maintained throughout its course; the view of the rich valley from Richmond Hill, of the outskirts of London, is celebrated; the river is practically the only physical attribute to the beauty of the metropolis itself, and the estuary, with its burden of shipping and its industrial activity, is no less admirable.

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  • Thanks to all these architectural treasures, the narrow Sienese streets with their many windings and steep ascents are full of picturesque charm, and, together with the collections of excellent paintings, foster the local pride of the inhabitants and preserve their taste and feeling for art.

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  • The passage possessed for them a mysterious charm, largely due to its isolation and to their ignorance of the historic speculations which suggested it.

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  • 1850), one of the most gifted modern lyrical poets of Hungary, has the charm of tenderness and delicacy together with that of a peculiar and original style, his Kurucz notcik being so far his most successful attempt at romantic lyrics.

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  • To this list we must add the short but incomparable feuilletons (tdrezalevelek) of Dr Adolf Agai (writing under the nom de plume of Porz6), whose influence on the formation of modern Hungarian literary prose is hardly less important than the unique esprit and charm of his writings.

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  • It has the strength of an analytical treatise, the charm of a popular dissertation.

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  • His relations with these "adopted children of his thought" possessed a singular charm of affectionate simplicity; their intellectual progress and material interests were objects of equal solicitude to him, and he demanded in return only diligence in the pursuit of knowledge.

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  • The bulla was a circular gold locket containing a charm of some kind against evil.'

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  • The charm of his pastorals is the Italian sentiment which pervades them.

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  • But his greatest attraction to both ancient and modern writers has been the purity and charm of his style.

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  • But it possesses much to charm the eye in the deep glens of the Riesengebirge, amid which its sources spring, and in the bizarre rock-carving of the Saxon Switzerland.

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  • The deposits of the actual valley here, belonging to the Miocene group of the Tertiary system, are older than the deposits either farther up or farther down the river; but they are contemporaneous with the basalts of the Rhine, which at Coblenz and in the peaks of the Seven Mountains also contribute to the scenic charm of the river.

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  • References to companionship in these wanderings, and the well-known description of the charm of a rustic meal (ii.

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  • But of the three claims which he makes to immortality, the importance of his subject, his desire to liberate the mind from the bonds of superstition and the charm and lucidity of his poetry - that which he himself regarded as supreme was the second.

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  • The principal charm of his "Minutes" lies in the amusing details he has to recount about his personages, and in the plainness and truthfulness that he permits himself in face of established reputations.

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  • The peculiar charm which this Gospel has been generally felt to possess is largely due to the spiritual and ethical traits which have been noted.

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  • One day there appeared upon the scene a piper clad in a fantastic suit, who offered for a certain sum of money to charm all the vermin into the Weser.

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  • Abu Firas (932-968) was a member of the family of Saif ud-Daula, a soldier whose poems have all the charm that comes from the fact that the writer has lived through the events he narrates (ed.

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  • On entering the Second Chamber of Baden in 1842, he at once began to take part in the opposition against the government, which assumed a more and more openly Radical character, and in the course of which his talents as an agitator and his personal charm won him wide popularity and influence.

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  • He married Marguerite Carlovna, née Countess Toll, a Balt of great charm whose influence at court was impeded by her ignorance of the Russian tongue.

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  • To this year, 1376, belongs the admission to Catherine's circle of disciples of Stefano di Corrado Maconi, a Sienese noble distinguished by a character full of charm and purity, and her healing of the bitter feud between his family and the Tolomei.

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  • The Perceval story is an admirable folk-tale, the Grail problem is the most fascinating problem of medieval literature; the two combined form a romance of quite unique charm and interest.

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  • The charm of these methods is that certain parts of the decorative design seem to float, not on the surface of the metal, but actually within it, an admirable effect of depth and atmosphere being thus produced.

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  • They possess - not in Hebrew, of which they are altogether ignorant, but in Ethiopic (or Geez)- the canonical and apocryphal books of the Old Testament; a volume of extracts from the Pentateuch, with comments given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai; the Te-e-sa-sa Sanbat, or laws of the Sabbath; the Ardit, a book of secrets revealed to twelve saints, which is used as a charm against disease; lives of Abraham, Moses, &c.; and a translation of Josephus called Sana Aihud.

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  • It is full of his peculiar verisimilitude and has all the interest of Anson's or Dampier's voyages, with a charm of style superior even to that of the latter.

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  • These mannerisms undoubtedly help and emphasize the extraordinary faithfulness to nature of his fictions, but it would be a great mistake to suppose that they fully explain their charm.

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  • The influences which had inspired republican and Augustan literature were the artistic impulse derived from a familiarity with the great works of Greek genius, becoming more intimate with every new generation, the spell of Rome over the imagination of the kindred Italian races, the charm of Italy, and the vivid sensibility of the Italian temperament.

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  • The charm of Italian scenes still remained the same, but the fresh and inspiring feeling of nature gave place to the mere sensuous gratification derived from the luxurious and artificial beauty of the country villa.

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  • But no important writer of antiquity has less literary charm than Persius.

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  • Of the epic poets of the Silver Age P. Papinius Statius (c. 45-96) shows the greatest technical skill and the richest pictorial fancy in the execution of detail; but his epics have no true inspiring motive, and, although the recitation of the Thebaid could attract and charm an audience in the days of Juvenal, it really belongs to the class of poems so unsparingly condemned both by him and Martial.

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  • In the Silvae, though many of them have little root in the deeper feelings of human nature, we find occasionally more than in any poetry after the Augustan age something of the purer charm and pathos of life.

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  • Martial represents his age in his Epigrams, as Horace does his in his Satires and Odes, with more variety and incisive force in his sketches, though with much less poetic charm and serious meaning.

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  • Undoubtedly this half-poetic style (animated as it is and redeemed from any charge of bastardy by the freshness and vigour which pervade it) adds not a little to the charm of the book.

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  • Its succession of word pictures, conventional and yet vigorous as the illuminations of a medieval manuscript, and in their very conventionality free from all thought of literary presentation, must charm all readers.

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  • The very inconsistency with which Villehardouin is chargeable, the absence of compunction with which he relates the changing of a sacred religious pilgrimage into something by no means unlike a mere filibustering raid on the great scale, add a charm to the book.

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  • The charm of Villehardouin can escape no reader; but few readers will fail to derive some additional pleasure from the two essays which SainteBeuve devoted to him, reprinted in the ninth volume of the Causeries du lundi.

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  • His homilies, though tediously minute, still breathe a charm and power (see Bernard, St).

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  • For its charm the story is comparable with the account of Jacob's experiences in the same land (xxix.).

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  • The image or idol differs from the fetish, charm, talisman, phylactery or miraculous relic, only in this, that either in the flat or the round it resembles the power adored; it has a prototype capable of being brought before the eye and visualized.

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  • In antiquity it was a common ceremony to arrange a holy marriage between male and female images, and such unions acted on the earth as a fertility charm.

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  • This work, generally known as the chronicle of Weihenstephan, gives among other legends a curious history of the emperor's passion for a dead woman, caused by a charm given to Charles by a serpent to whom he had rendered justice.

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  • The charm was finally dropped into a well at Aix, which thenceforward became Charles's favourite residence.

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  • Alexander was also an idealist, but his ideals were apt to centre in himself; his dislike and distrust of talents that overshadowed his own were disarmed for a while by the singular charm of Speranski's personality, but sooner or later he was bound to discover that he himself was regarded as but the most potent instrument for the attainment of that ideal end, a regenerated Russia, which was his minister's sole preoccupation.

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  • Making it his main object in his "introduction" to set before his readers the previous history of the two nations who were the actors in the great war, he is able in tracing their history to bring into his narrative some account of almost all the nations of the known world, and has room to expatiate freely upon their geography, antiquities, manners and customs and the like, thus giving his work a "universal" character, and securing for it, without trenching upon unity, that variety, richness and fulness which are a principal charm of the best histories, and of none more than his.

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  • "The charm of his style," argues another, "has so dazzled men as to make them blind to his defects."

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  • Various attempts have been made to analyse the charm which is so universally felt; but it may be doubted whether any of them are very successful.

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  • He was an eloquent preacher, and a man of great charm of character.

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  • A common called the Stray, of 200 acres, secured by act of parliament from ever being built upon, stretches in front of the main line of houses, and on this account Harrogate, notwithstanding its rapid increase, has retained much of its rural charm.

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  • This system of divination has the charm of simplicity and definiteness, as an application of the "doctrine of signatures" which formed so extensive an element in the occult writings of the past six centuries.

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  • Herzl's personal charm was irresistible.

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  • It is a study of social and ethnological conditions, and contains many passages of literary charm, describing bird life, animal life and natural scenery.

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  • On Prince Albert's position the change had a marked effect, for in the absence of Melbourne the queen relied more particularly on his advice, and Peel himself at once discovered and recognized the prince's unusual charm and capacity.

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  • comptus, neat), an adjective meaning unusual or fanciful, often applied to things with a sense of old-fashioned charm or prettiness.

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  • The children are pretty but soon lose their charm, and the race, generally speaking, is ugly from the European standpoint.

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  • Accordingly, while it has nothing of Froude's carelessness and inaccuracy, it has nothing of his charm of style.

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  • Along with the charm of style, the great attraction of the writings of Erasmus is this unconscious freedom by which they are pervaded.

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  • Eminent among the novelists of this generation were Nemcova, a good observer of social conditions who reproduced in her works the charm of Bohemian peasant life; her kinswoman Svetla, Arbes and Zeyer.

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  • While his scientific work procured him an extraordinary reputation among his contemporaries, his private character and virtues, the charm of his social manners, his wit and powers of conversation, endeared him to a large circle of personal friends.

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  • It was certainly a work of great merit and charm.

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  • His sensibility, social charm, liberal ideas (he was one of the earliest of the Magyar freemasons) and personal beauty, opened the doors of the best houses to him.

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  • manding genius, and few have failed to do justice to his personal charm and magnanimity,which almost won the heart of Cicero, who rarely appealed in vain to his clemency.

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  • But These Very Digressions' Give The Book Its Intimate And Abiding Charm; For They Keep The Reader In Close Personal Touch With Every Side Of Canadian Life, With Songs And Tales And Homely Forms Of Speech, With The Best Features Of Seigniorial Times And The Strong Guidance Of An Ardent Church, With Voyageurs, Coureurs De Bois, Indians,., Soldiers, Sailors And All The Strenuous Adventurers Of A Wild, New, Giant World.

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  • His Pelerinage Au Pays D'Evangeline (1888) Is A Splendid Defence Of The Unfortunate Acadians; And All His Books Attract The Reader By Their Charm Of Style And Personality.

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  • His strong facial resemblance both to Lord Beaconsfield and to Sir John Macdonald marked him out in the public eye, and he captured attention by his charm of manner, fine command of scholarly English and genuine eloquence.

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  • The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.

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  • Larminie cited an instance of a rhyme current in the Orkneys as a charm against nightmare, which confuses Arthur with Siegfried and his winning of the Valkyr.

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  • Fors and in Praeterita, will be found passages of tenderness, charm and subtlety which have never been surpassed in our language.

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  • Nevertheless, the personality of an ambassador can play a great part, if he possesses charm, breadth of understanding and interest in the social, intellectual and industrial life of the country to which he is accredited.

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  • On certain days the cross was washed, and the water in which it had been washed was a sovereign charm for curing sickness in men and animals and for bringing fertility to the land.

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  • Her son George Douglas fell inevitably under the charm.

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  • Anthony Babington, in his boyhood a ward of Shrewsbury, resident in the household at Sheffield Castle, and thus subjected to the charm before which so many victims had already fallen, was now induced to undertake the deliverance of the queen of Scots by the murder of the queen of England.

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  • Beside or behind the voluptuous or intellectual attractions of beauty and culture, she had about her the fresher charm of a fearless and frank simplicity, a genuine and enduring pleasure in small and harmless things no less than in such as were neither.

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  • The Macdonalds of Clanranald and Kinloch Moidart, along with other chieftains, again attempted to dissuade him from the rashness of an unaided rising, but they yielded at last to the enthusiasm and charm of his manner, and Charles landed on Scottish soil in the company of the "Seven Men of Moidart" who had come with him from France.

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  • In its picturesque desolation, contrasting so strongly with its prosperity in Roman times, immediately surrounding a city of over half a million inhabitants, and with lofty mountains in view from all parts of it, it is one of the most interesting districts in the world, and has a peculiar and indefinable charm.

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  • Though the fur is cheap in itself, the expense of dressing and working up these little skins is considerable, and they possess the unique charm of an exceptional colour with little weight of pelt; the quality of resistance to friction is, however, so slight as to make them expensive in wear.

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  • Guillaume de Nogaret, his minister, draws a far more flattering picture, enlarging on his charm, his amiability, his modesty, his charity to all men, and his piety; and the traits of this over-coloured portrait are more or less repeated by Yves, a monk of St Denis.

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  • The principal charm of this region is derived from its fine and extensive woods, of which that called St Hubert is the best known.

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  • Miss dough's personal charm and high aims, together with the development of Newnham College under her care, led her to be regarded as one of the foremost leaders of the women's educational movement.

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  • He has not, indeed, the elegance of Bacon, whom he emulated, and he is often obscure and affected; but his copious imagery and genuine penetration give his reflections a certain charm.

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  • In the sense in which Dr Tylor uses the term the fetish is (1) a "god-house" or (2) a charm derived from a tutelary deity or spirit, and magically active in virtue of its association with such deity or spirit.

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  • The beauty of the environs, and: especially of the river, deserves mention; and their charm is enhanced by the neighbouring Galtee, Knockmealdown and other mountains, among which Slievenaman (2364 ft.) is conspicuous.

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  • Thus or otherwise he had become sufficiently known by 1645 to be chosen as a referee, with Descartes, Roberval and others, in the famous controversy between John Pell and the Dane Longomontanus over that problem of the squaring of the circle which was seen later on to have such a fatal charm for himself.

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  • The unfailing freshness and charm of the contrast between the importance, the gravity, in some cases the dry and abstruse nature, of their subjects, and the lightness, sometimes almost approaching levity in its special sense, of the manner in which these subjects are attacked is a triumph of literary art of which no familiarity dims the splendour, and which no lapse of time can ever impair.

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  • Happily for his honour, the charm which held him captive was at length broken by no gentle or friendly hand.

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  • For his adventurous and imaginative spirit Italy and the imperial title had an irresistible charm, and in 1154, two years after he had ascended the throne, he crossed the Alps, being crowned emperor at Rome in June 1155.

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