How to use Check in a sentence

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  • Why not check it out?

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  • Let the police check him out!

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  • I'll check into that too.

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  • I'm going to check your reflexes.

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  • I'll check with him to see if I can leave you my number.

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  • I gave him an hour to check into the matter.

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  • He paid for the supplies with a check and took her and Mary out to eat.

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  • There she opened her letter to Connie and added a request to check on that name and address.

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  • I can get each of you two sets of ID, birth certificate, passport, driver's license, charge cards and a brief history that will check out.

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  • Can you bring in someone for me to check their future?

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  • Can you check on my cat?

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  • The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.

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  • A quick check assured no one was in the house.

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  • I promised to check in from time to time as we finished our conversation.

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  • I'll check further on that storage facility ownership, too.

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  • Is there anything wrong with you collecting this dividend check for which you did no work at all?

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  • Actually, I just got off my shift and thought I'd check in on her.

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  • We remained spellbound, not even bothering to check our notes as his accuracy became apparent.

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  • I'll see if I can check it out but it might take a while.

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  • I left a message for him to check on you.

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  • It won't be long now; just a few more details to check.

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  • I thought you were going to check the water.

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

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  • Check out some of these top-rated restaurants for a great meal for any occasion.

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  • We heard him come downstairs and when he didn't return, I came down to check on him.

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  • I'll check it out.

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  • He handed the phone to me as a manager or hotel big-wig came out of the back to check on the crises.

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  • I check the web site of After occasionally but have refrained from direct contact.

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  • I've got the check book.

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  • Are you running back to check on your parents again?

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  • I'll check the records to see which Guardians rotated here from Europe from the past year.

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  • Cynthia released the tears she'd held in check.

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  • I just came up here by myself to check out the property in general.

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  • Check in when you're done.

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  • The nurse raised her eyebrows "Hmmm. Let me check and see if there have been any changes."

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  • The horse barn was the first on her check list.

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  • It don't look like either one needs the other's check book.

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  • Check the register downstairs.

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  • Check out the online calendar for upcoming performers at the theater.

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  • Try the daily special for the best food in the house and don't forget to check out the monthly local art exhibition.

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  • Check out the fried cheese and fruit appetizer or the pasta with prosciutto and peas in cream sauce entree.

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  • I guess I can check the Oracle.

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  • She'd check the barn in the morning and make sure it hadn't been into anything.

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  • Before the day got started, she should go down to the buffalo barn and check on the grain.

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  • A status check on their relationship, the one he hadn't told her he couldn't have, because he was trapped into mating with a formerly sadistic psychopath-turned-human he was trying hard not to kill.

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  • I'll leave the coffee for you and check in later to make sure you haven't decided to act prematurely.

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  • Suddenly, a blank check – even from Death – didn't seem like enough for what his one kiss might cost her.

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  • I'll check in later.

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  • You want to check all of them.

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  • Just thought I'd check.

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  • She breathed deeply, struggling to remain in control when all she wanted to do was run for the nearest psych ward and check herself in.

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  • I drop by on occasion to check on my father's restaurants, he said with a quick glance around.

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  • She imagined he went to her apartment to check on Toby and was struck by her longing to return to the tiny, cluttered mess of a life that was hers.

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  • We can have his private secretary check it.

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  • I have to check on Toby, she said and moved past him before she changed her mind.

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  • I just wanted to check on Toby.

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  • Kiki, Rhyn, check our father.s crypt.

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  • I'll check her out on the web.

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  • I saw the check you just gave Fred.

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  • The attempt to check the Jewish rebellion ended in a weak compromise.

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  • The fort, then called Kilchumin, was built in 1716 for the purpose of keeping the Highlanders in check, and was enlarged in 1730 by General Wade.

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  • By removal from one place to another the growth of every plant receives a check.

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  • They will wait for a week or so before making you an offer and then even wait to mail you a check if you accept the offer.

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  • Check with the Better Business Bureau and look for a large amount of complaints or complaints of a similar nature.

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  • You can always give cash or a check if you want true universal use without all the fees, but some see this as impersonal.

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  • Check out the fried calamari, available in sweet, medium, or hot.

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  • Check with a restaurant before you go, because discounts may apply to specific days or times.

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  • And when you're ready for a bite to eat, check out one of these local dining hot spots.

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  • After exploring the area, check out one of the local restaurants for some tasty treats.

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  • Guests can check out the art gallery while waiting for their table in the restaurant.

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  • Ully blew a whistle at last and motioned the Immortal over to check his wounds.

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  • You.ll have to check the register.

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  • She wondered if Kris would check on her then dismissed the idea he.d seek her out for any reason.

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  • Fine. I.ll send Toby out to check on you.

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  • When did she check out?

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  • I been meaning to check out their value on the computer.

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  • I have no intention of leaving and, if you'll check your law, you have no legal right to toss me out.

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  • Maybe now they'll all check out of Bird Song and things will return to normal.

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  • He informed Dean the climbers, who were due to check out later, had left for the ice park, grumbling at the heavy accumulation of snow which was abating to a last-ditch flurry after depositing thirty inches of fluffy white.

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  • Most of the guests are ready to check out.

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  • Check her purse for something she wrote and compare it.

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  • The check was for a substantial amount.

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  • Dean held the key in his hand and glanced at the check.

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  • It wasn't the amount of the check Shipton gave you that caught my attention, it was the ink.

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  • The check was written with an old fashioned fountain pen.

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  • That's the color of the ink on the check Shipton signed.

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  • Who would ever bother to check?

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  • Throwing on some jeans, a T-shirt and a pair of Nikes, he decided to take a walk, but first, he would check on Sarah.

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  • It was still early, but he would hang back for a bit and check things out thoroughly before going into action.

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  • When they finished their drinks and were waiting for the check, Jackson asked, "Why did you lie about dancing?"

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  • Let's go check on those desserts.

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  • Let me see if I can make sense of this for you… I have been fighting very hard to keep my feelings in check so as not to scare you away.

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  • She knew little about the stranger who called to check on her every day, not even his real name, but she was always cheered by his familiar voice.

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  • Her instincts, however, insisted that she check into one of the messages.

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  • Every man here needs to check his gear for tears or other issues!

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  • Thanks. I'll check in later.

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  • I'll check their location and contact you.

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  • Check him, Dan grunted as the waiting medic in blue approached.

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  • Check your systems for threats, anything in the last twenty-four hours that seems out of place.

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  • Check all the systems and find that damn battalion we were expecting today!

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  • It was the perimeter security check.

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  • Can you check in again in a few days?

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  • So we have three to check in the box we identified, if we include the one in Randolph.

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  • I'll check all the receivers and make sure the town will have energy before I go.

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  • If she wants to leave, she can help us check the receivers then go her own way.

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  • I can check them tomorrow.

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  • You can't check the Oracle?

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  • She was about to roll over and check Gabriel's hands when she recalled he always wore gloves.

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  • Can you check again?

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  • Sure, it looks like a phony and we've got to check it out, but my money says it's a drowning.

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  • Talk to the wife and go down to Philly where he works and maybe check out some of the neighbors.

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  • They had collared a sus­pect in their search for the pension check thief.

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  • I have to go check it out.

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  • His small social security check was barely enough to provide spending money and keep him sup­plied with paperback mysteries, his passion.

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  • DeLeo and Sackler were off to Philadelphia chasing down evi­dence on their check thieves.

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  • I pulled Sackler off that check fraud case and gave him the Wasserman business full time.

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  • But just to make sure, would you check the date to see if anything out of the ordinary happened that day?

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  • Dean ignored his stepfather and instead pointed out Jeffrey Byrne's belongings and suggested Mrs. Byrne might want to check them over before signing a receipt.

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  • They were still giddy when Fred paid the check, by peeling a large number of ten-dollar bills from a roll that started twice as large as it finished.

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  • Funny. Look, some folks check out early.

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  • Then I'll just check 'em out from here by phone.

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  • How far back do you want me to check?

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  • A check of the records listed 22 individuals who had ordered the paper from out of town over the last three months.

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  • I've got a couple of last minute things to check out on Byrne....

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  • In view of the lateness of the hour, Dean pulled into a pay phone and called the office to check his messages.

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  • He hadn't even remembered to check to see if she was wearing her Thursday panties.

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  • After paying the check he maneu­vered the wobbly woman up the stairs while she chatted merrily about the meal, the weather and the price of steak.

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  • Then he asked, "Did the inventory check out okay?"

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  • But the old man, finally, with much reluctance, agreed to re-figure the amount stolen when Dean began to ask how fre­quently deposits were made and offered to check bank records.

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  • I'll check it out real good on Monday.

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  • Too bad you couldn't have your FBI pal Winston check out a few more names for us.

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  • Did you get her to send a copy of the registration card so we could check the signature?

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  • The note on the refrigerator said he'd be back in a couple of days and would check in by phone.

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  • I'm not sure but I think his Philadelphia-scum friends asked him to check around.

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  • When you see him, tell him there's nothing to check around about.

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  • He want­ed to check the phone but was afraid he might tip his hand if he disturbed it, so he touched nothing.

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  • Fred said he'd check the maps and list all the Burlington locations he could find but neither was sure what that information would tell them.

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  • We ran a quick check on him and he was up to his ass in debt.

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  • I can check without having to ask anyone—and tip him off.

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  • There's a big bulletin board down by the information area where everyone's supposed to check for messages if they're looking for someone.

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  • Alex wrote a check, pocketed the bill of sale and title, and then they all walked out of the office.

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  • I was headed over to my house to mow the lawn and check the garden.

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  • Tonight she would keep her emotions in check so that Alex wouldn't get so frustrated.

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  • I want to check the fence line before I turn the buffalo into the north pasture.

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  • Maybe that was why he wanted to check the fence line.

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  • She started to go check and then decided to see if his truck was outside.

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  • It wouldn't have occurred to her to check his pockets, but as she picked up his shirt, it crackled.

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  • I saw you running over here and thought I'd better check on you.

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  • Somehow she needed to get Alex to check this out – without telling him she or Josh had been here.

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  • Donning a pair of low sandals, she decided to check on the lamb one last time before Alex arrived.

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  • When she came back to check it, the results were negative.

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  • A half hour passed, and then an hour before she decided to check on him.

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  • A quick check of the bathroom and bedroom revealed he was not there.

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  • By the time I got back to check it, I knew you'd be in bed.

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  • Alex had the shed built so that she could feed the buffalo without going into the pen, but today she wanted to check on the cow.

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  • I'll go check on her if it will make you feel any better.

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  • Why didn't he check there first?

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  • A check with her calendar confirmed she was more than three weeks late.

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  • Saturday morning she was cleaning the house when Alex left to check on the longhorns.

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  • Why don't you go check on the chickens.

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  • She resisted the impulse to check her watch.

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  • I mean, check on her.

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  • Check on Jenn and go, he told himself.

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  • We'll have to check them every few days.

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  • We'll check on Charles later.

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  • Sofi knew, or she wouldn't have told Damian to send Darian to check on Jenn.

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  • I went to check on them.

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  • The session was mercifully short and they decided to go to check out the renovated house and make sure it was ready for the new renters.

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  • Katie visited after church to check on her and demanded to know the entire story.

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  • He hadn't even bothered to check on them.

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  • She ran to the bedroom and grabbed the flashlight, pausing only long enough to check the window there.

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  • I need to check the water in my radiator before we leave.

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  • When I couldn't contact you by calling the number you gave him, he suggested I come out and check on you.

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  • I'll check back with you later.

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  • He woke in the middle of the night to check on her as he did every night.

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  • Did you check the office?

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  • The one night she'd been too tired to check on her cousins before bed … "Where's my phone, Brandon?"

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  • Laurencio rushed towards it, snatching it from his assistant and cradling it to check for sand.

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  • First I have to check in every other hour and now I can't see Jonny.

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  • You should check it out.

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  • Not understanding why everyone was quiet, she pulled out her phone to check the time.

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  • The two Gods kept each other in check.

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  • No part of him felt the need not to check up on her, not when he had no idea where her loyalties were.

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  • Silently, he acknowledged that he was a fool to lower his guard around the teens and their cousin, to the point he recognized Ashley the first time he saw her but didn't check her mind.

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  • That Leo did not do more to check the tendency toward heresy and schism in Germany and Scandinavia is to be partially explained by the political complications of the time, and by his own preoccupation with schemes of papal and Medicean aggrandizement in Italy.

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  • But a check was at hand.

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  • A Persian fleet still held the sea, but it effected little, and presently fresh Graeco-Macedonian squadrons began to hold it in check.

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  • Vansittart sought to check this, and in 1762 he made a treaty with Mir Kasim, but the majority of his council were against him and in the following year this was repudiated.

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  • Next year he was sent to check the Persian king Chosroes (Anushirvan); but, thwarted by the turbulence of his troops, he achieved no decisive result.

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  • To check these prejudicial fluctuations and to prevent too great a fall in the price of gold (to repeat a popular misconception), a £42,297,050 30,395,916 11,763,923 £ 84,456,889 £IO,178,718 05,$24,375,067 gold,.

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  • At first it was hoped that the influence of General Roca would serve to check any serious extravagance on the part of Celman.

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  • General Roca was induced to undertake the duties of minister of the interior, and his influence in the provinces was sufficient to check any attempts to stir up disturbances at Cordoba or elsewhere.

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  • The water was rising so rapidly in the hold that with four pumps constantly going the crew could hardly keep it in check.

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  • Akhmim has several mosques and two Coptic churches, maintains a weekly market, and manufactures cotton goods, notably the blue shirts and check shawls with silk fringes worn by the poorer classes of Egypt.

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  • In this way, Qwing to the dislocation of the ancient aristocracy, to the enlarged jurisdiction,of a power so democratic as the episcopate, and to the increased privileges of the burghs, feudalism received a powerful check in Italy.

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  • A race was formed strong enough to keep the empire itself in check, strong enough, except for its own internecine contests, to have formed a nation equal to its happier neighbors.

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  • The pope was unable to check this revolution, which is now chiefly interesting as further proof of the insurgence of the Latin as against the feudal elements in Italy at this period.

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  • Frederick fled for Lombard his life by the Mont Cenis, and in 1168 the town of Alessandria was erected to keep Pavia and the marquisate in check.

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  • In 1282 he received a more decided check, when Sicily rose against him in the famous rebellion of the Vespers.

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  • A new magistrate, the gonfalonier of justice, appears in some of the Guelph cities, with the special duty of keeping the insolence of the nobility in check.

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  • In Tuscany, where the Guelph party was very strongly organized, and the commercial constitution of Florence kept the nobility in check, the communes remained as yet free from hereditary masters.

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  • Nearly all wars during this period were undertaken either to check the growing power of Venice or to further th ambition of the papacy.

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  • Thus free thought received a check, by which not only ecclesiastical but political tyrants knew how to profit.

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  • No concession could be denied to deputies, or groups of deputiec, whose support was indispensable to the life of the cabinet, nor, under such conditions, was it possible to place any effective check upon administrative abuses in which politicians or their electors were interested.

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  • Experience with epidemics, dearly bought in the past, has shown that one fruitful cause is the laying open to the inroads of some Fungus or insect, hitherto leading a quiet endemic life in the fields and forests, large tracts of its special food, along which it may range rampant without check to its dispersal, nutrition and reproduction.

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  • Nevertheless, epidemics occur, and practical measures are devised to meet the various cases and to check the ravages already begun.

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  • The great westward projection of the coast of Africa, and the islands to the north-west of that continent, were the principal scene of the work of the mariners sent out at his expense; but his object was to push onward and reach India from the Atlantic. The progress of discovery received a check on his death, but only for a time.

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  • To check this courts were multiplied (there were five, six or more instances), which only multiplied the evil.

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  • They thus check the extension and limit the duration of the cold anticyclones.

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  • Byzantine territory, threatened Constantinople with a fleet of small craft, obtained as consort for one of their princes, Vladimir I, (q.v.), a sister of the Byzantine emperor on condition of the prince becoming a Christian, adopted Christianity for themselves and their subjects, learned to hold in check the nomadic hordes of the steppe, and formed matrimonial alliances with the reigning families of Poland, Hungary, Norway and France.

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  • With the assistance of these two counsellors he held in check the lawless, turbulent nobles, and ruled justly, to the satisfaction of the people, for fourteen years.

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  • Unfortunately for the success of her schemes she had to reckon with stronger states which were anxious to check the Russian advance, and which were determined, in the event of aggression, to have a share of the plunder.

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  • This sliding movement is resisted by placing a check rail on the inner side of the inner rail, to take the lateral thrust of the wheels on that side.

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  • At both types of crossing, check rails (c) must be provided to guide the wheel-flanges, and if these are not accurately placed the safety of the trains will be endangered.

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  • Among the more delicate negotiations of his later years were those of 1580, which had for their object the ultimate union of the crowns of Spain and Portugal, and those of 1584, which resulted in a check to France by the marriage of the Spanish infanta Catherine to Charles Emmanuel, duke of Savoy.

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  • Since 1890 the Turkomans who impeded trade by their perpetual raids have been kept more in check, and with the decrease of insecurity the commercial activity of Astarabad has increased considerably.

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  • Although no evidence is at hand, it is probable that Ahaz of Judah rendered service to Assyria by keeping the allies in check; possible, also, that the former enemies of Jerusalem had now been induced to turn against Samaria.

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  • Anti-Semitism.-It is saddening to be compelled to close this record with the statement that the progress of the European Jews received a serious check by the rise of modern anti-Semitism in the last quarter of the 19th century.

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  • Check my contribution to see all my changes and discuss them with me if i did something wrong.

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  • All these faults make him a peculiarly unsatisfactory authority where we cannot check his statements by those of other authors.

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  • There were at the same time powers existing in India to keep the Mahrattas in check, and some parts of India were excepted from their depredations.

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  • At first the Russians were able to continue their policy of conquest and annexation without serious check.

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  • He defeated the Chatti, annexed the district of the Taunus, and established the Limes as a line of defence; but he suffered defeats at the hands of the Quadi, Sarmatae and ' Marcomanni; in Dacia he received a severe check, and was obliged to purchase peace (90) from Decebalus by the payment of a large sum of money and by guaranteeing a yearly tribute - the first instance in Roman history.

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  • The winter moth (Cheimatobia brumata) must be kept in check by putting greasy bands round the trunks from October till December or January, to catch the wingless females that crawl up and deposit their eggs in the cracks and crevices in the bark.

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  • It was about this time that the value of a mixture of lime and sulphate of copper (bouillie bordelaise), sprayed in solution upon the growing plants, came to be recognized as a check upon the ravages of potato disease.

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  • Under this system the clover is ploughed up in the autumn, the nitrogen stored up in its roots being left in the soil for the nourishment of the cereal crop. The following summer the wheat crop is harvested, and an opportunity is afforded for extirpating weeds which in the three previous years have received little check.

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  • But his zeal encountered a check which baffled him for several years, and which left its mark in various inconsistencies and incoherences in his completed system.

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  • A raid into Babylonia conducted in 311 by Demetrius, son of Antigonus, did not seriously check Seleucus's progress.

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  • The dipterous garden pests, such as the onion fly, carrot fly and celery fly, can best be kept in check by the use of paraffin emulsions and the treatment of the soil with gas-lime after the crop is lifted.

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  • To check them, " grease-banding " round the trees has been adopted; but as many other pests eat the leafage, it is best to kill all at once by spraying with arsenical poisons.

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  • Aphides often ruin whole crops of fruit, corn, hops, &c., by sucking out the sap, and not only check growth, but may even entail the death of the plant.

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  • Large pits are dug across the line of advance of these great insect armies to stop them when in the larval or wingless stage, and even huge bonfires are lighted to check their flight when adult.

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  • One of the most p im ortant ways of keeping insect pests in check is by " spraying " or " washing."

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  • The bishops' Interpretations and Further Considerations, issued in 1560, tolerated a lower vestiarian standard than was prescribed by the rubric of 1559; the Advertisements, which Parker published in 1566, to check the Puritan descent, had to appear without specific royal sanction; and the Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum, which Foxe published with Parker's approval, received neither royal, parliamentary nor synodical authorization.

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  • In spite of the check to their trade received from the emperor Manuel in 1171, Venetian commerce continued to flourish, the Venetian fleet to grow and the Venetians to amass wealth.

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  • At other times the pest is introduced, and under congenial conditions (and possibly in the absence of some other organism which keeps it in check in its native country) increases accordingly.

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  • No certain remedy is known for the destruction on a commercial scale of the boll weevil, but every effort has been made in the United States to check the advance of the insect, to ascertain and encourage its natural enemies, and to propagate races of cotton which resist its attacks.

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  • A wide missionary activity had begun in the 13th century - an activity which was the product of the Crusades and the contact with the Moslem which they brought, but which yet helped to check the Crusades, substituting as it did peaceful and spiritual conquests of souls for the violence and materialism of even a Holy War.

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  • He resolved to suppress many abuses, but, above all things, to check feudalism and limit the power of the nobles.

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  • The population is concentrated in a few small towns on the rivers and in some colonies, established by the national government to check Chilean invasions, in the fertile districts of the Andes.

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  • So long as he lived he was a check upon the worst propensities of the king's administration.

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  • By his insistence upon the use of the balance as a quantitative check upon the masses involved in all chemical reactions, Lavoisier was enabled to establish by his own investigations and the results achieved by others the principle now known as the " conservation of mass."

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  • Where a solution is likely to change in composition on keeping, such as potassium permanganate, iodine, sodium hydrate, &c., it is necessary to check or re-standardize it periodically.

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  • The progress of the club has been remarkable, and that its formation did much to improve the conditions of the various breeds of dogs, to encourage their use in the field by the promotion of working trials, and to check abuses which were common with regard to the registration of pedigrees, &c., cannot.

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  • Wesley hurried to London to check this irregularity, but his mother urged him to hear Maxwell for himself, and he soon saw that such assistance was of the highest value.

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  • The Law company eventually came to an end fatal to its creditors in France, but its misfortunes did not check the prosperity of " Louisiana."

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  • The tahsildars check the accounts of the kabz-i-mals, and, if they discover peculation, send them at once to be dealt with by the chief official authorities of the Gaza (department); all the electors of a mukhtar are, ipso facto, joint sureties for him.

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  • The latter was not so shaken as Napoleon believed, and turning to bay inflicted a severe check on its pursuers, who at Ebelsberg lost 4000 men in three xix.

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  • Though privateering was carried on by the French with daring and a considerable measure of success, it did not put an appreciable check on the growth of British merchant shipping.

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  • He declared himself a strong partisan of the union of the Left in what is known as the Bloc, in order to check the reactionary deputies of the Right.

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  • The branches may be depressed or elevated, so as to check or encourage them, as occasion may arise; and it is highly advantageous to keep them thin, without their becoming in any part deficient of young shoots.

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  • During the Peloponnesian War his son Sitalces was an ally of some importance to the Athenians, because he kept in check the Macedonian monarch, who opposed the interests of the Athenians in the Chalcidic peninsula.

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  • News having been received that Napoleon had suffered a serious check at the battle of Aspern, near Vienna (May 22, 1809), Wellesley next determined - leaving Beresford (20,000) near Ciudad Rodrigo - to move with 22,000 men, in conjunction with Cuesta's Spanish army (40,000) towards Madrid against Victor, who, with 25,000 supported by King Joseph (50,000) covering the capital, was near Talavera.

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  • The place-names became entirely Germanic; the Latin language disappeared; and the Christian religion suffered a check, for the Franks were to a man pagans.

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  • But it was the chief form of tax in the pays d'etats, and even there an attempt had generally been made to check the exemption of nobles' property.

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  • Having crossed the Po to punish the Insubrians, he at first met with a severe check and was forced to capitulate.

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  • The coffee producers of Sao Paulo and other states found that the appreciation in value of the milreis was reducing their profits, and they advocated this measure (at first with a valuation of 12d.) to check the upward movement in exchange.

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  • Over these persons the Jesuits had no authority; and it was not until the arrival of the first bishop of Brazil in 1552, that anything like an efficient check was imposed upon them.

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  • For the first year of his term of office he kept seditious attempts in check, but discontent grew apace.

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  • Meanwhile, the revolution in Rio Grande do Sul had revived; and in July 1893 the federal government was forced to send most of the available regular troops to that state to hold the insurgents in check.

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  • He abandoned the attack on Rhodes at the first check, made concessions, for the sake of peace, to Venice and reduced the tribute due from Ragusa.

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  • The earl showed himself finely capable in practice as in theory, vigorous and tolerant, a man to be feared and a leader to be followed; he took the government entirely into his own hands, repressed the jobbery traditional to the office, established schools and manufactures, and at once conciliated and kept in check the Orange and Roman Catholic factions.

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  • Natal was founded in 1597 as a military post to check an illicit trade in Brazil-wood.

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  • To keep these in check, Gilbert de Clare, during the closing years of the reign of Henry III., built the castle of Caerphilly on the southern edge of this district, in a wide plain between the two rivers.

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  • He followed the policy of his predecessors in enforcing the royal authority over the nobles, but the machinery of a centralized government strong enough to hold nobility in check increased the royal expenditure, to meet which Charles had recourse to doubtful financial expedients.

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  • On his death the Witan which had attended his funeral elected to succeed him Harold, the foremost man in England, and the leader who had attempted to check the spread of the Norman influence fostered by the Confessor.

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  • During the greater part of the 18th century there was a serious check to the increase of population, but at the end of the century a considerable increase occurred, and in the middle of the 19th century the enormous annual increase became particularly marked.

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  • Their mouths are blocked by sand bars, which in the dry season check their flow and produce the lagoons and marshes which characterize the coast.

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  • As a verb, the word means to stifle or check; hence damped vibrations or oscillations are those which have been reduced or stopped, instead of being allowed to die out naturally; the "dampers" of the piano are small pieces of feltcovered wood which fall upon the strings and stop their vibrations as the keys are allowed to rise; and the "damper" of a chimney or flue, by restricting the draught, lessens the rate of combustion.

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  • For the next few years he was employed by Cardinal Hosius, the learned Polish prelate, in his efforts to check the spread of heresy in Poland, Lithuania and Prussia.

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  • There he was able by mere force of numbers to inflict a slight check upon Caesar at Ruspina in 46.

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  • The new German government furnished no better protection from local violence, nor was it able any more effectively to check the practices which were creating feudalism; indeed for a long time it made no attempt to do so.

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  • What they were, however, was as well known, as capable of proof, and as adequate a check on innovation by either party, as if committed to writing.

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  • By this time the emperor Justinian was taking energetic measures to check the Goths.

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  • His reign, which was uneventful, except for an attempt to check the accumulation of landed property, was terminated by his own sons, Stephen and Constantine, who in 944 carried him off to the island of Prote and compelled him to become a monk.

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  • He subdued the Silures, and held the other native tribes in check till he was superseded by Agricola (78).

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  • And now, the Arrabbiati signory putting no check on the Compagnacci, the city returned to the wanton licence of Lorenzo's reign.

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  • When he had thoroughly meditated every sentence, he sat down to write, and then, such was the grip of his memory, the exact order of his thoughts came back to him as if without an effort, and he wrote down precisely what he had intended to write, without the aid of a note or a memorandum, and without check or pause.

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  • From this disaster the inhabitants recovered so far as to be able to give an effectual check to an invasion of the Goths in the reign of Claudius II., and the fortifications were greatly strengthened during the civil wars which followed the abdication of Diocletian.

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  • To check the inroads of the barbarians on the north of the Black Sea, Diocletian had resolved to transfer his capital to Nicomedia; but Constantine, struck with the advantages which the situation of Byzantium presented, resolved to build a new city there on the site of the old and transfer the seat of government to it.

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  • Delicate patterns cover all the framework of the panelling and fill the panels themselves; at two stages, where there is a check in the line of the coving, rows of half-figures of saints are minutely painted on blue or gold grounds, forming a scheme of indescribably splendid decoration.

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  • Very rapidly the powers of Batu extended over the Russian princes, and so long as the khanate remained in the direct descent from Batu nothing occurred to check the growth of the empire.

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  • His public career did not supply him with a check on habits of dissipation in the shape of the responsibilities of office.

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  • On the northern frontier of the empire he kept the Avars in check by inducing the Serbs to migrate from the Carpathians to the Balkan lands so as to divert the attention of the Avars.

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  • Pherae called in the help of the Phocian mercenaries, who had profaned Delphi, and Philip met with a check.

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  • The sieges of Perinthus and Byzantium (34 o, 339) ended in Philip's meeting with a signal check, due in some measure to the help afforded the besieged cities by Athens and her allies.

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  • To check the reaction towards the old religion he wrote several works of great power, especially his Theologiae Jesuitarum praecipua capita (1562), an incisive attack on the principles of the society, and the Examen concilii Tridentini (four parts, 1565-66-72-73), his greatest work.

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  • His request for a surveyor to check the outlay on the public works is refused on the ground that the emperor has hardly enough surveyors for the works he is carrying on in Rome.

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  • Corps and of the 40th brigade, which latter had been at once ordered into the Tronville copses to check portions of Tixier's division of the French 3rd Corps, which under cover of these copses had gradually worked round the Prussian flank.

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  • Marlborough, who personally directed the operations on his left wing, not only formed his line of battle successfully, but also began seriously to press the forces that had been sent to check his deployment.

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  • As, one after another, the various tablets and cylinders and annalistic tablets have been translated, it has become increasingly clear that here are almost inexhaustible fountains of knowledge, and that sooner or later it may be possible to check the Hebrew accounts of the most important periods of their history with contemporaneous accounts written from another point of view.

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  • This study, however, did not check his hereditary taste for geometry.

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  • He had then a friendly meeting with Paez and soon after entered Caracas, where he fixed his headquarters, in order to check the northern departments, which had been the principal theatre of the disturbances.

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  • The reading micrometers e, f also serve to measure, independently, the separation of the segments, by scales attached to the slides; such measurements can be employed as a check on those made by the screws.

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  • Yet the beautiful images which these micrometers give permit the measurement of very difficult objects as a check on measures with the parallel-wire micrometer.

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  • Kempe held office as chancellor for six years; his main task in government was to keep Humphrey of Gloucester in check.

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  • Nevertheless there has always been a strong sentiment in the state urging, that corporations be held more in check, and its industries are not such as to receive a large benefit directly from tariff legislation.

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  • A note in his diary, dated the 7th of November 1749, shows that he had then 4 Malthus quoted Franklin in his first edition, but it was not until the second that he introduced the theory of the " preventive check."

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  • In 1527, supported by the diet, he carried his measures for secularizing such portions of the Church property as he thought fit, and for subjecting the Church to the royal power (Ordinances of Vesteras); but many of the old religious ceremonies and practices were permitted to continue, and it was not until 1592 that Lutheranism was officially sanctioned by the Swedish synod .2 Charles V., finding that his efforts to check the spread of the religious schism were unsuccessful, resorted once more to conferences between Roman Catholic and Lutheran theologians, but it became apparent that no permanent compromise was possible.

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  • When Francis died little had been done, in spite of the government's cruelty, to check Protestantism, while a potent organ of evangelical propaganda had been developing just beyond the confines of France in the town of Geneva.

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  • When the wide and dangerous powers granted to Columbus by his patent were confiscated, Ferdinand first imposed Bishop Fonseca on him as a check.

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  • The only public check which Stinnes was known to have received in the course of his career was at the Spa Conference in 1920, when he attempted to address that assembly in peremptory language concerning the impossibility of the coal deliveries demanded by the Allies and was summarily silenced by the president.

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  • Prince Bernard, in command of a brigade at Quatre Bras and Frasnes, recognizing the pressing danger that threatened on the Brussels road, retained his position there to check the French advance, instead of drawing off westwards and massing with the rest of his division at Nivelles; and in this action he was firmly supported by his immediate superiors.

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  • In 1511 he passed over to Cuba to take part in the work of "population and pacification," and in 1513 or 1514 he witnessed and vainly endeavoured to check the massacre of Indians at Caonao.

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  • The crucible is at a red heat when the gold is charged in, the copper being added last, and a graphite lid put on the crucible to check loss by volatilization.

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  • Both of these plains are so level, and have so fertile a soil that they are the seats of extensive agriculture, especially fruit raising, which is further encouraged by the influence of the large bodies of lake water that moderate the heat of summer and the cold of winter, and tend to check the late frosts of spring and the early frosts of autumn.

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  • The members of the council were formally appointed by the Company, but the director-general actually determined who they should be, and as he was not bound by their advice they were no check to an autocratic rule.

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  • In this work he for the first time showed the connexion between the internal and external history of France; he was also the first, by a systematic study of the records, to check and correct the traditional account of many episodes in the internal history.

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  • Undoubtedly also commercial confidence was restored by the reconstruction in 1895 of the Bank of New Zealand, and activity has been stimulated by large public loans, while more cautious banking and the systems of taxation and rating on land values, adopted in 1891 and 1896, have done something to check land speculation.

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  • If it is always on it only acts as if the value of gravity were increased, and does not help to maintain or check the vibration, but merely to shorten the period.

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  • In Mosul, as in Bagdad, only part of the space within the walls is covered with buildings and the rest is occupied by cemeteries; even the solid limestone walls of the ancient town are half in ruins, being serviceable only in the direction of the river, where they check inundations.

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  • He was not pleased when he heard that his uncle, Welf, had bequeathed his Italian and Swabian lands to the emperor, and the crisis came after Frederick's check before Alessandria in 1175.

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  • His internal administration, though not sufficiently rigorous to check abuses, was upright and thoughtful.

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  • On land the presence of a few educated Phanariots, such as Demetrios Ypsilanti or Alexander Mavrocordato, was powerless to inspire the rude hordes with any sense of order or of humanity in warfare; while every lull in the fighting, due to a temporary check to the Turks, was the signal for internecine conflicts due to the rivalry of leaders who, with rare exceptions, thought more of their personal power and profit than of the cause of Greece.

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  • Omar was held in check by the mud Expedi- ramparts of Missolonghi; but Dramali, after exacting Lion of fearful vengeance for the massacre of the Turkish Dramali, garrison of the Acropolis at Athens, crossed the 1822.

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  • This held Dramali in check, and gave Kolokotrones time to collect an army.

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  • These pests can be kept in check by syringing with nicotine, soft-soap and quassia solutions, or by "vaporising" two or three evenings in succession, afterwards syringing the plants with clear tepid water.

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  • They were suspected of intending to impose their views on parliament by violence, but a display of military force held them in check.

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  • Returning from Hungary the elector placed himself at the head of the princes who were seeking to check the career of his former ally, Albert Alcibiades, whose depredations were making him a curse to Germany.

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  • It received a check from the Franco-German War of 1870-71.

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  • His invasion gave a decided check to the progress of the Mahommedan creed, but on his death, and during the rule of the Jagatai Khans, who became converts to that faith, it began to reassert its ascendancy.

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  • The engagement was indecisive in its results, but the Union commander's purpose, to hold Hood momentarily in check, was gained, and Hood's effort to crush Schofield was unavailing.

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  • When suffrage had thus come to be a thing really worth possessing, the proprietor, in 1670, sought to check the opposition by disfranchising all freemen who did not have a freehold of fifty acres or a visible estate of forty pounds sterling.

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  • Much against his own judgment, Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, the Federal general-in-chief, a veteran of the second war with England and of the war with Mexico, felt constrained to order an advance against Beauregard, while Patterson was to hold Johnston in check on the Shenandoah.

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  • The course of the battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks bore some resemblance to that of Shiloh; a sharp attack found the Unionists unprepared, and only after severe losses and many partial defeats could McClellan check the rebel advance.

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  • This check completely discouraged the Spaniards and assured success to the Turks.

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  • For fifteen years he held the French in check, treating on terms of equality with their government.

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  • The numbers of these destructive rodents are kept in check by foxes, dogs, cats and pole-cats, which feed upon them.

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  • The wars which attended his accession both in Hungary and in Persia terminated unfavourably for Turkey, and her prestige received its first check in the peace of Sitvattirok, signed in 1606, whereby the annual tribute paid by Austria was abolished.

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  • Floquet, then an elderly civilian, sufficed to check the enthusiasm of his following.

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  • At Aduatuca (near Aixla-Chapelle) a newly-raised legion was cut to pieces by the Eburones under Ambiorix, while Quintus Cicero was besieged in the neighbourhood of Namur and only just relieved in time by Caesar, who was obliged to winter in Gaul in order to check the spread of the rebellion.

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  • The Society also gained ground steadily in France; for, though held in check by Richelieu and little more favoured by Mazarin, yet from the moment that Louis XIV.

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  • Below the king was a numerous and powerful class of nobles, the highest of whom (tlatoani) were great vassals owing little more than homage and tribute to their feudal lord, while the natural result of the unruliness of the noble class was that the king to keep them in check increased their numbers, brought them to the capital as councillors, and balanced their influence by military and household officers, and by a rich and powerful merchant class.

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  • To check the Dutch and British corsairs the Barlovento (" windward ") squadron had been set up in 1635; but the British capture of Jamaica (1655) aggravated the danger to the Spanish convoys.

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  • He came to Jerusalem at Christmas 1099, and had Dagobert of Pisa elected as patriarch, perhaps in order to check the growth of a strong Lotharingian power in the city.

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  • Outside the boundaries of the solar system, the metaphysical side of his genius, no longer held in check by experience, fully asserted itself.

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  • For about 46 years they were the scourge of the western half of Asia Minor, ravaging the country, as allies of one or other of the warring princes, without any serious check, until Attalus I., king of Pergamum (241-197), inflicted several severe defeats upon them, and about 232 B.C. forced them to settle permanently in the region to which they gave their name.

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  • It is therefore always necessary to check the readings of such an instrument in situ.

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  • On the other hand, Haakon IV., king of Norway, at once to restrain the independence of his jarls and to keep in check the ambition of the Scottish kings, set sail in 1263 on a great expedition, which, however, ended disastrously at Largs.

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  • The superintendent of the Ninth Census, 1870, presented a computation 01 the effects of this causefirst, through direct losses, by wounds or disease, either in actual service of the army or navy, or in a brief term following discharge; secondly, through the retardation of the rate of increase in the colored element, due to the privations, exposures and excesses attendant upon emancipation; thirdly, through the check given to immigration by the existence of war, the fear of conscription, and the apprehension abroad of results prejudicial to the national welfare.

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