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convinced Sentence Examples

  • In fact, I think Uncle Fabrice had him convinced that he couldn't sell a cheeseburger to a starving man.

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  • I just convinced myself we were going to make it right.

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  • You're convinced they're not real?

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  • I think I've convinced them that you're a trustworthy soul.

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  • In fact, now I'm even more convinced I was right.

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  • We've convinced ourselves we're absolutely correct but we don't demand that of others.

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  • I convinced myself that maybe things would work out.

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  • I convinced myself that maybe things would work out.

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  • Until last night, she had been convinced that he was too sophisticated to be interested in farming.

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  • If, as I was convinced, Grasso had gone to Logan, he too probably embarked from that facility.

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  • In her confused state of mind, she had convinced herself that he loved her.

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  • Kiera lowered the shirt, glad she'd never convinced herself to remove the band.

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  • His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.

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  • Kris will need to be convinced to turn it over to me.

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  • When she left the dairy on her way to the house, Carmen was further convinced of Alex's love of fine things.

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  • She shook her head, convinced she was going crazy.

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  • Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.

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  • He was convinced that, as a duck is so made that it must live in water, so God had made him such that he must spend thirty thousand rubles a year and always occupy a prominent position in society.

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  • The more I thought about it, the more I was convinced of the incredible scope of Howie's gift.

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  • None the less, I was convinced we needed help.

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  • Deep down, I convinced myself we might have a chance for custody of Martha.

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  • But after a few more attempts at rousing him, she was convinced that the frown was purely coincidence.

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  • These different people-- businessmen, relations, and acquaintances alike--were all disposed to treat the young heir in the most friendly and flattering manner: they were all evidently firmly convinced of Pierre's noble qualities.

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  • She did not know why she had to, she knew the meeting would be painful, but felt the more convinced that it was necessary.

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  • After listening a few moments in silence, the count and his attendant convinced themselves that the hounds had separated into two packs: the sound of the larger pack, eagerly giving tongue, began to die away in the distance, the other pack rushed by the wood past the count, and it was with this that Daniel's voice was heard calling ulyulyu.

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  • But then you were so convinced the bones belonged to that man Josh that I decided to let matters play out.

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  • Of course, once she had convinced everyone else what a foolish move it would be, how was she going to convince herself that she didn't need Brandon in her life?

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  • It seemed to him that he was surrounded by men who adored him: and he felt convinced that, after his dinner, Balashev too was his friend and worshiper.

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  • Kiera babbled the entire time, convinced it was a dream.

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  • "Darkyn let us go.  I'm convinced of that," Kiki replied.

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  • Afterwards when he recalled those thoughts Pierre was convinced that someone outside himself had spoken them, though the impressions of that day had evoked them.

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  • While he stood in Dusty's corner, she wasn't convinced he'd chosen a side.

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  • She wasn't entirely convinced yet she wouldn't need the open invitation.

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  • "Up until today, I wasn't convinced that this might have been destiny from the beginning," she began.

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  • I convinced myself that you and I had married the wrong people.

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  • He was convinced the locale was the same but the fields were not distinctive enough that he recognized anything.

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  • "I'm not convinced this is the only keypad missing from beneath our noses," he said with a frown.

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  • Katie ate her food and water cubes, waiting for Gabriel.  She fingered the second necklace he'd given her, not convinced Andre was wrong.  The beads felt like plastic, and something about Gabe had changed.

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  • "I'm not convinced this is the only keypad missing from beneath our noses," he said with a frown.

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  • People riot when convinced that food is unjustly being kept from them.

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  • It was as if she feared this strange, unexpected happiness of meeting again the very man she had then chosen (she was firmly convinced she had done so) and of finding him, as it seemed, not indifferent to her.

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  • His death-dealers didn't doubt him, but they weren't exactly convinced they'd see their home again.

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  • Overtaking the battalions that continued to advance, he stopped the third division and convinced himself that there really were no sharpshooters in front of our columns.

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  • Still, Lana wasn't convinced she wanted to discover what lay behind the door after the travesty along the road.

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  • Still, Lana wasn't convinced she wanted to discover what lay behind the door after the travesty along the road.

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  • I'm not old enough to know how, Dusty said, convinced Talon was psychotic in addition to sadistic.

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  • She awoke and readied herself for the world, convinced everything had been a nightmare caused by exhaustion.

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  • I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown.

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  • Have I convinced you that replacing people with machines frees people from the bondage of doing machine work?

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  • The more she learned about the way he thought, the more she was convinced that people around him were the strange ones, not Cade.

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  • She agreed to do so but said she was ninety percent convinced already and asked me to continue.

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  • But when she saw that Pierre's sacrilegious words had not exasperated the vicomte, and had convinced herself that it was impossible to stop him, she rallied her forces and joined the vicomte in a vigorous attack on the orator.

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  • He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that it was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base.

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  • It had been Alex who convinced her to take the risk and adopt Jonathan.

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  • Sarah had not eaten anything since the party, but they convinced her to join them.

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  • I would offer to let Connor feed on me if I weren't convinced Neanderthal here would go postal on us.

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  • This most naughty prank of mine convinced my parents that I must be taught as soon as possible.

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  • In her half-asleep despair, she was convinced no one but the Deans would even believe her.

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  • She wasn't sure what she sought; maybe something that convinced her it wasn't Logan she saw.

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  • In her half-asleep despair, she was convinced no one but the Deans would even believe her.

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  • By the end of the space journey, she was convinced he'd want nothing to do with her and desperate to see him.

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  • That's what convinces, that is what has convinced me, said Prince Andrew.

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  • The seriousness of Mr. Cooms' concerns convinced me of the wisdom in securing what he suggested.

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  • I'm still convinced that the identity of the bones somehow rests with that group.

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  • Pierre pushed his way into the middle of the group, listened, and convinced himself that the man was indeed a liberal, but of views quite different from his own.

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  • A good chessplayer having lost a game is sincerely convinced that his loss resulted from a mistake he made and looks for that mistake in the opening, but forgets that at each stage of the game there were similar mistakes and that none of his moves were perfect.

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  • And the horror that had seized her when she touched him and convinced herself that that was not he, but something mysterious and horrible, seized her again.

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  • She clung to one of the warriors, attempting to climb him as the cat-like critter-- convinced it was a game-- wagged its tail and chased her around the large man in the center of the room.

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  • Weyrother, with the gesture of a man too busy to lose a moment, glanced at Kutuzov and, having convinced himself that he was asleep, took up a paper and in a loud, monotonous voice began to read out the dispositions for the impending battle, under a heading which he also read out:

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  • I have convinced you.

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  • His tone was less than convinced.

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  • "We don't know it's them," Howie cried, sounding anything but convinced.

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  • You did what no one else has ever done and convinced the Dark One to stop slaughtering innocents.

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  • After the first glass of wine, she was convinced.

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  • "She's okay," Brady said, not entirely convinced.

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  • You don't sound convinced.

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  • "Yes.  I think that's where Death is.  I think that's my way out," Katie said, not fully convinced but unwilling to admit it.

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  • She didn't look convinced.  Kris moved away her, his anxiety and concern growing.  They'd come there to rescue one human and might just lose two.  He paced and gazed up the tree, unable to see Kiki.  He heard Hannah stir and glanced towards her.  She rose from her seat.

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  • Part of her was convinced this was another dream, and Rhyn would disappear all too soon.

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  • Rhyn's mortal was convinced of this.  She said Gabriel had been the lover of Death for thousands of years.

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  • Dean even convinced himself as he listened to his unexciting voice.

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  • She's convinced her husband is somewhere on the bottom of Chesapeake Bay.

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  • This convinced Fred the man was Byrne but Dean gave the item little merit.

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  • He was disap­pointed but it mattered little now he was convinced he knew how to find his quarry.

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  • I convinced him he'd get in trouble with the cops and maybe the people who really owned the money—we knew it was nothing legal.

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  • By the time she reached her gate she was convinced of one thing.

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  • It must have convinced Katie, though, because she went away.

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  • Katie was either convinced or saw the futility of the conversation, because she dropped the subject.

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  • Watching her with children had convinced him of that.

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  • He still wasn't convinced.

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  • It took a while, but she finally convinced him she would be fine staying alone.

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  • She had tried not to wake him when she came to bed, and hopefully he had convinced her she didn't.

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  • The last vamp whose mind I read was convinced it was a treasure hunt.

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  • She didn't seem convinced of his words or happy to see him.

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  • Yully flew down the hall ahead of him, and he ran to catch up with her, not convinced she hadn't lost it.

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  • The king he addressed appeared less than convinced.

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  • After tea, Clara convinced her to walk around the cabin to look at the vegetation.

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  • After all, her decision to run off to Arkansas might have convinced Keaton that she was something of a daredevil.

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  • Each evening Justin dropped by on his way home, and each day she was more convinced that his interest in her was genuine.

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  • One thing was sure, now Justin was convinced she was stringing him along.

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  • You actually had me convinced that you enjoyed my company.

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  • He's convinced that I think I'm too good for him.

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  • She didn't sound convinced of her words, and there was something in her voice he couldn't name.

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  • You're saying that, instead of treating him like I do my teenage cousins, I should pretend I'm dealing with a five-year-old who's convinced his stick figure drawing is a masterpiece.

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  • "You sound pretty convinced," he said, bemused.

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  • Then the dispute about the Crimea arose, and Ivan became convinced that they were mediocre politicians as well as untrustworthy friends.

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  • He is said to have convinced their king Sigeberht of the truth of Christianity by his arguments, and at his request sent Cedd, a brother of Ceadda, on a mission to Essex.

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  • On the other hand, he was equally convinced that, as his predecessors had taught (Hos.

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  • A Bohemian priest, sceptical of the doctrine of transubstantiation, was convinced of its truth by the appearance of drops of blood on the host he was consecrating.

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  • This alliance, though the exact terms were not known to Cromwell - "the attempt to vassalize us to a foreign nation," to use his own words - convinced him of the uselessness of any plan for maintaining Charles on the throne; though he still appears to have clung to monarchy, proposing in January 1648 the transference of the crown to the prince of Wales.

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  • But it is plain that, once convinced of the necessity for the king's execution, he was the chief instrument in overcoming all scruples among his judges, and in resisting the protests and appeals of the Scots.

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  • In an interview in 1654 the sincerity and enthusiasm of George Fox had greatly moved Cromwell and had convinced him of their freedom from dangerous political schemes.

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  • All reasonable men were now convinced that the question of the ultimate form of the Italian government was secondary, and that the national efforts should be concentrated on the task of expelling the Austrians; the form of government could be decided afterwards.

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  • The growth of Clerical influence in France engendered a belief that Italy would soon have to defend with the sword her newly-won unity, while the tremendous lesson of the Franco-Prussian War convinced the military authorities of the need for thorough military reform.

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  • Perceiving the advantage of a visit to the imperial and apostolic court after the Italian occupation of Rome and the suppression of the religious orders, and convinced of the value of more cordial intercourse with the German empire, Visconti-Venosta and Minghetti advised their sovereign to accept both the Austrian and the subsequent German invitations.

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  • The Chamber, though convinced of the danger of this reform, the perils of which were incisively demonstrated by Sella, voted by an overwhelming majority for an immediate reduction of the impost by onefourth, and its complete abolition within four years.

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  • Fear of extending still farther a scandal which had already attained huge dimensions, and the desire to avoid any further shock to national credit, convinced the commissioners of the expediency of avoiding a long series of prosecutions.

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  • Both were convinced that the old order must change; neither saw clearly what the new order should be to which it was to give place.

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  • But our understanding, he is convinced, is of a different and inferior type.

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  • In all this, Butler was convinced that he was giving a simple statement of facts.

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  • The synod may restore them if convinced of the justice of their cause (and not merely in cases of ajbia).

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  • He formed a comprehensive theory of the variations of climate with latitude and season, and was convinced of the necessity of a circulation of water between the sea and rivers, though, like Plato, he held that this took place by water rising from the sea through crevices in the rocks, losing it .s dissolved salts in the process.

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  • Convinced that the onward march of the Colossus could not be permanently arrested by mere diplomatic conventions, the cabinet of Tokio suddenly broke off diplomatic relations and commenced hostilities (February 8, 1 9 04).

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  • Yet, if there is not a mass of scientific evidence, there are a number of witnesses - among them distinguished men of science and others of undoubted intelligence --who have convinced themselves by observation that phenomena occur which cannot be explained by known causes; and this fact must carry weight, even without careful records, when the witnesses are otherwise known to be competent and trustworthy observers.

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  • They convinced him that by some unknown force tables could be got to move without contact.

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  • Thury, professor of physics at Geneva, who was also convinced of the operation of an unknown force.

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  • Home, which have left him convinced of the genuineness of the wide range of physical phenomena which occurred through Home's mediumship.'

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  • 6 More recently several men of science, including Sir Oliver Lodge in England, Professor Charles Richet in France, and Professors Schiaparelli and Morselli in Italy, have convinced themselves of the supernormal chaeacter (though not of any spiritualistic explanation) of certain physical phenomena that have occurred in the presence of a Neapolitan medium, Eusapia Palladino, though it is known that she frequently practises deception. ?

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  • This failure seems to have convinced Bacchides that it would be well to recognize Jonathan and to secure a balance of parties.

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  • The sacrilege, as they considered it, may have been an attempt to recover arrears of tribute; but they were convinced that Florus was providing for himself and not for Caesar.

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  • Finally the city of London - not only as the converted champion of religious liberty but as the convinced apologist of the Jews - sent Baron Lionel de Rothschild to knock at the door of the unconverted House of Commons as parliamentary representative of the first city in the world " (Wolf, loc. cit.).

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  • Convinced as he was of the necessity for union and reform, he contributed more than any one to the adoption of the principle that, since the schism had survived the council of Pisa, it was necessary again to take up the work for a fundamental union, without considering the rights of John XXIII.

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  • for the emigres) as well as it suited the revolutionary government, and no serious attempt was made by the royal family to ascertain the truth, though they paid none of the tributes to the memory of the dead king which might reasonably have been expected, had they been convinced of his death.

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  • Since he was sincerely convinced of his own rights, it is surprising that he put forward no claim in 1814.

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  • Witowt, however, convinced himself that the German knights were far more dangerous than his Lithuanian rival; he accepted pacific overtures from Jagiello and became his ally.

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  • He was now convinced that the true policy of Lithuania was the closest possible alliance with Poland..

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  • I doubt whether it has been so well known to the world, and I am convinced that great injustice has been done him.

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  • He had convinced the majority of the people that the government created by the Constitution was not a league or confederacy, but a Union, and had all the powers necessary to its maintenance and preservation.

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  • But I am most fully convinced they should take long leases or tacks, that they may not be straitened with time in the improvement of their rooms; and this is profitable both for master and tenant."

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  • He had become convinced that his comrades in the Utilitarian Society, never more than ten, had not the stuff in them for a world-shaking propaganda; the society itself was dissolved; the Parliamentary Review was a failure; the Westminster did not pay its expenses; Bentham's Judicial Evidence produced little effect on the reviewers.

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  • Every hypothesis must be tested by an appeal to the facts of life, and modified or abandoned if it will not bear examination, unless we are convinced on genuine evidence that it may for a time be employed as a useful approximation, without prejudice to the later stages of the investigation we are conducting.

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  • If we take, for example, the corner-stone of the British commercial system in the 19th century, namely, the policy of "free trade ", the public do not now read the economic works which supplied the theoretical basis of that policy, and, indeed, would not be convinced by them.

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  • Evans, coming on the scene in 1893, travelled in succeeding years about the island picking up trifles of unconsidered evidence, which gradually convinced him that greater things would eventually be found.

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  • He soon convinced himself that western Europe had nothing to fear from Charles, and that no bribes were necessary to turn the Swedish arms from Germany to Russia.

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  • 5 It is significant that notwithstanding this he did not figure the pterylosis of any one of them, and the thought suggests itself that, though his editor assures us he had convinced himself that the group must be here shoved in (eingeschoben is the word used), the intrusion is rather due to the necessity which Nitzsch, in common with most men of his time (the Quinarians excepted), felt for deploying the whole series of birds into line, in which case the proceeding may be defensible on the score of convenience.

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  • It was quickly seen - even by those who held Archaeopteryx to be a reptile - that it was a form intermediate between existing birds and existing reptiles; while those who were convinced by Sir R.

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  • Mere argument is never sufficient; it may decide a question, but gives no satisfaction or certainty to the mind, which can only be convinced by immediate inspection or intuition.

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  • For a time his plan of buffer states was carried out, but in 1846 another Kaffir rising convinced him of the futility of his schemes.

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  • " We see that a firm will and a convinced faith act even on the bodily life and cause appearances which appeal to us as miracles.

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  • De Leon seems to have explored the coast, to some degree, on both sides of the peninsula, and to have turned homeward fully convinced that he had discovered an immense island.

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  • Becoming convinced that the common law in America, and particularly in New York state, needed radical changes in respect to the unification and simplification of its procedure, he visited Europe in 1836 and thoroughly investigated the courts, procedure and codes of England, France and other countries, and then applied himself to the task of bringing about in the United States a codification of the common law procedure.

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  • Haydn uses a true Straussian discord in The Seasons, in order to imitate the chirping of a cricket; but the harshest realism in Gatterdammerung (the discord produced by the horns of Hagen and his churls in the mustering-scene in the second act) has a harmonic logic which would have convinced Corelli.

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  • During this controversy Dionysius became convinced that the victory of mystical theology over "Jewish" chiliasm would never be secure so long as the book of Revelation passed for an apostolic writing and kept its place among the homologoumena of the canon.

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  • Nitzsch, Dillmann, Ritschl and Sinker are convinced that the book was not a translation but was written originally in Greek.

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  • The calm confidence of their Moravian fellow-passengers amid the Atlantic storms convinced Wesley that he did not possess the faith which casts out fear.

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  • By Baler Wesley was convinced that he lacked" that faith whereby alone we are saved."

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  • Emmet went to Paris in October 1802, where he had an interview with Bonaparte which convinced him that the peace of Amiens would be of short duration and that a French invasion of England might be looked for in August 1803.

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  • Mirandola so convinced Pope Sixtus of the paramount importance of the Kabbalah as an auxiliary to Christianity that his holiness exerted himself to have Kabbalistic writings translated into Latin for the use of divinity students.

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  • Convinced that the existing state of affairs, if continued, would end in the loss of South Africa by Britain, Milner came to England in November 1898.

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  • As the news of the destruction of the 'Grande Armee spread, and the appearance of countless stragglers convinced the Prussian people of the reality of the disaster, the spirit generated by years of French domination burst out.

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  • But Villeneuve, who was deeply impressed by the inefficiency of the ships of his fleet and especially of the Spaniards, and who was convinced that an overwhelming British force would be united against him in the Channel, lost heart, and on the 15th of August sailed south to Cadiz.

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  • The district of the Trasos-Montes, north of the Douro, about the Tamega, Tua and Sabor, was so rugged that Wellington was convinced that Joseph would expect him to advance by the south of the river.

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  • Wellington, convinced that no effort to bridge below Bayonne would be expected, decided to attempt it there, and collected at St Jean Pied de Port and Passages a large number of country vessels (termed chasse-marees).

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  • During a two years' visit to England he sought earnestly to gain friends to his colony's cause, but returned to Boston in April 1776 convinced that a friendly settlement of the dispute was impossible.

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  • His report convinced the most incredulous of the reality of the charges.

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  • A cosmopolitan on principle, and a convinced disbeliever in the ethics of his day, he comes very near to modern empiricism and especially to the modern Hedonist school.

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  • His travels had convinced him that a full and comprehensive knowledge of classical antiquity could only be acquired by a thorough acquaintance with Greek and Roman monuments and works of art, and a detailed examination of the topographical and climatic conditions of the chief localities of the ancient world.

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  • Commandant Jan Mocke of Winburg (who had helped to besiege Captain Smith at Durban) and others of the " war party " attempted to induce the volksraad not to submit, and a plan was formed to murder Pretorius, Boshof and other leaders, who were now convinced that the only chance of ending the state of complete anarchy into which the country had fallen was by accepting British sovereignty.

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  • As time went on, however, the Natal government, alarmed at a series of murders of whites in Zululand and at the evidences of continued unrest among the natives, became convinced that Dinizulu was implicated in the rebellious movement.

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  • " A doctrine is believed," he said, " not because God has said it, but because we are convinced by reason that it is so."

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  • After a careful investigation of the official documents, Cobden became convinced that those were utterly unrighteous proceedings.

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  • The catastrophe of the Lechfeld convinced the leading Magyars of the necessity of accommodating themselves as far as possible to the Empire, especially in the matter of religion.

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  • The tone of the letters became very warm, and the cardinal, convinced that Marie Antoinette was in love with him, became ardently enamoured of her.

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  • But it is certain that the cardinal, convinced that he was acting for the queen, had engaged the jewellers to thank her; that Boehmer and Bassenge, before the sale, in order to be doubly sure, had sent word to the queen of the negotiations in her name; that Marie Antoinette had allowed the bargain to be concluded, and that after she had received a letter of thanks from Boehmer, she had burned it.

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  • We now arrive at the period when the doctrine of organic evolution was established by Darwin, and when naturalists, being convinced by him as they had not been by the transmutationists of fifty years' earlier date, were compelled to take an entirely new view of the significance of all attempts at framing a " natural " classification.

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  • Lord Rayleigh has recorded that he was himself convinced by Fraunhofer's reasoning at a date antecedent to the writings of Helmholtz and Abbe.

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  • He was almost as much loathed in Courland as in Russia; but the will of the empress was the law of the land, and large sums of money, smuggled into Courland in the shape of bills payable in Amsterdam to bearer, speedily convinced the electors.

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  • According to Eusebius, they were convinced of their error by Origen, and renounced it at a council held about A.D.

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  • But it was not until Great Britain was suffering from the humiliation of defeat that he was convinced that the time for granting that retrocession had arrived.

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  • The Boers were at last convinced of the futility of any attempt to prolong the struggle, and on the 23rd of March the representatives of the Boer governments came into Pretoria.

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  • Frere was convinced that the peace of South Africa could be Frere's preserved only if the power of Cetywayo was curtailed.

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  • Charles Winston, after prolonged study of the coloured windows of the 13th, 14th and i 5th centuries, convinced himself that no approach to the colour effect of these windows could be made with glass which is thin and even in section, homogeneous in texture, and made and coloured with highly refined materials.

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  • On the following day he was with the royal family from six o'clock in the evening till six o'clock the next morning, and convinced himself that a second flight was physically impossible.

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  • John was evidently convinced that he himself had received the divine commission to bring to a close and complete the prophetic period, by inaugurating the Messianic age.

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  • She was escorted with great ceremony to Moscow in 1728 and exhibited to the people attired in the splendid, old-fashioned robes of a tsaritsa; but years of rigid seclusion had dulled her wits, and her best friends soon convinced themselves that a convent was a much more suitable place for her than a throne.

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  • His experiments convinced him of the practicability of an electric submarine cable connexion between Ireland and America; and having in 1855 already discussed the question with Cyrus Field, who with J.

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  • Of his works the more important are: - Die Composition der Genesis kritisch untersucht (1823), an acute and able attempt to account for the use of the two names of God without recourse to the document-hypothesis; he was not himself, however, permanently convinced by it; De metris carminum Arabicorum (1825); Das Hohelied Salomo's Ubersetzt u.

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  • Convinced of being divinely inspired, he had begun to see visions, and discovered in the Apocalypse symbols of the heavenly vengeance about to overtake this sin-laden people.

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  • In the summer of 1651 Christina was, with difficulty, persuaded to reconsider her resolution to abdicate, but three years later the nation had become convinced that her abdication was highly desirable, and the solemn act took place on the 6th of July 1654 at the castle of Upsala, in the presence of the estates and the great dignitaries of the realm.

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  • The present work, on the contrary, is addressed to those who are already sufficiently convinced of the certain existence of social laws, and desire only to have them reduced to a true and conclusive system."

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  • Gladstone had for some time been convinced of the expediency of conceding Home Rule to Ireland in the event of the Irish constituencies giving unequivocal proof that they desired it.

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  • Altogether the nation seems to be growing more and more convinced that its art future should not wander far from the lines of the past.

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  • I am more convinced every day how little advantage there is in being what at school and the university is called a good scholar: one receives a good deal of amusement from it, but that is all.

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  • The magnitude of the sum, and his acquiescence in the grant of pensions by the Shelburne ministry, convinced the country that his zeal for economy was hypocritical.

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  • But Fox was soon convinced that the French ministers were playing a false game.

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  • They illustrate the right of review or recognitio which the Romans retained, at least in capital causes; the charge brought in this case of acting adversus majestatem populi romani; the claim made by Jesus to be a king; and the result that his judge became convinced that the claimant was opposed neither to the public peace nor to the civil supremacy of Rome.

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  • The Yorkists had many adherents in Ireland, and thither Lambert Simnel was taken by Symonds early in 1487; and, gaining the support of the earl of Kildare, the archbishop of Dublin, the lord chancellor and a powerful following, who were, or pretended to be, convinced that the boy was the earl of Warwick escaped from the Tower, Simnel was crowned as King Edward VI.

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  • Fortunately for the Prussians, Bazaine had issued similar orders to his subordinates, who, having their men better in hand, were able to obey; and as night began to close in the French broke off the action and retired under the guns of the Metz forts, convinced that at last they had "broken the spell" of German success.

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  • The sound of the heavy firing coming from the eastward convinced him of what had been gradually dawning on him - that with barely 30,000 men he was in the presence of the whole French army, whose attitude at this moment sufficiently indicated their determination to fight.

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  • Like the rest of his generation, he was convinced that unity of religion was indispensable to the maintenance of the authority of the State and of good order.

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  • As early as 1703 he seems to have become convinced of the non-existence of an external world.

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  • He found, however, that the bulk of the Labour party were convinced by the words of Sir Edward Grey and by the action of Germany; and he resigned the leadership of his party, being succeeded by Mr. Arthur Henderson.

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  • There he became convinced that it was only through the House of Savoy that Italy could be liberated, and he expounded his views in Cavour's paper Il Risorgimento, in La Frusta and Il Piemonte, of which latter he was at one time editor.

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  • Its germ is to be found in the temporary camp on Chobham Ridges, formed in 1853 by Lord Hardinge, the commander-in-chief, the success of which convinced him of the necessity of giving troops practical instruction in the field and affording the generals opportunities of manoeuvring large bodies of the three arms. He therefore advised the purchase of a tract of waste land whereon a permanent camp might be established.

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  • As for the revolutionaries, he detested them but feared them, and was convinced that sooner or later he would be their victim."

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  • Talleyrand, however, was convinced that Great Britain would not intervene against France unless the latter attacked the Dutch Netherlands.

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  • These arguments, reinforced by those of the royalist agent de Vitrolles, convinced the tsar; and Talleyrand, on the 1st of April, convened the French senate (only 64 members out of 1 4 0 attended), and that body pronounced that Napoleon had forfeited the crown.

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  • He was a convinced opponent of rationalism in religion.

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  • Moreover, there gradually developed a group of radicals who were convinced that Luther had not the courage of his convictions.

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  • Doubtless the king's sore financial needs had much to do with the dissolution of the abbeys and the plundering of the shrines, but there is no reason to suppose that he was not fully convinced that the monks had long outlived their usefulness and that the shrines were centres of abject superstition and ecclesiastical deceit.

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  • The emperor was convinced that nothing could be gained by invading Belgium from the S.E.

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  • Soon, however, having become convinced of the injustice connected with the repartimiento system, he began to preach against it, at the same time giving up his own slaves.

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  • The difficulty was that, according to the principles held by the founders of the churches, the admission to membership of a parent involved a similar status in the case of his children; on the other hand, no adult could be admitted unless the church as a whole was convinced that he was a man of proved Christian character.

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  • Oyama became convinced of the truth on the 9th and loth, and prepared a great counter-attack.

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  • Kuropatkin was at last convinced, on the 28th of February, of the danger from the west, and did all in his power to form a solid line of defence on the west side of Mukden.

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  • The conditions in Cuba had long convinced him that war with Spain was inevitable, and that, for humane reasons alone, it was both right and necessary to drive the Spanish power out from the Carribean Sea.

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  • Its foreign policy was dictated by the will of Napoleon, of whose irresistibility the king was too easily convinced.

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  • The epoch-making events which occurred in England, while he was at Oxford profoundly interested him, and coinciding with the Revolution in Denmark, which threw open a career to the middle classes, convinced him that his proper sphere was politics.

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  • This humiliation convinced Nerva of the necessity of placing the government in stronger hands than his own.

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  • Gautsch, who was a convinced upholder of the principle of State authority, had recourse to severe measures of punishment and discipline, which had as their result a revolver attack on the Minister of Justice from the gallery of Parliament.

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  • In politics, on the other hand, Rousseau was a sincere and, as far as in him lay, a convinced republican.

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  • He was convinced of his loyalty and of his genius, and in the end always supported his policy.

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  • At Austerlitz he had the satisfaction of witnessing the actual results of his artillery reforms. The commissariat scandals which came to light after the peace of Tilsit convinced the emperor that nothing short of the stern and incorruptible energy of Arakcheev could reach the sources of the evil, and in January 1808 he was appointed inspector-general and war minister.

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  • He took as his starting-point the traditional faith; but he was convinced that whoever has experience of the truths of the faith would be able to understand them.

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  • For the foundation of Francis of Assisi came into existence as a society of itinerant preachers: no one was more deeply convinced than Francis of the duty of working for others, and his own mission was, as he said, to win souls.

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  • Long before the political revolution of 1918 the Czechoslovaks had been convinced of the necessity for a far-reaching measure of land reform, both from a social and economic point of view as well as from national considerations.

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  • It seems to prove, at all events, that the ancient sceptics were more thoroughly convinced than their modern successors of the reasonableness of their own attitude.

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  • By this time, however, the prudent Jagiello had become convinced that Lithuania was too strong to be ruled by or from Poland, and yet not strong enough to stand alone, and by the compact of Vilna (January 18, 1401,1401, confirmed by the compact of Radowo, March 10) he surrendered the whole grand duchy to Witowt, on the understanding that the two states should have a common policy, and that neither of them should elect a new prince without the consent of the other.

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  • A disastrous war with Ivan III., the first Muscovite tsar, speedily convinced the Lithuanians that they were not strong enough to stand alone, and in 1499 they voluntarily renewed the union.

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  • The miserable collapse of the Polish chivalry during the Bukovinian campaign of 1497 had convinced every one that the ruszenie pospolite was useless for serious military purposes, and that Poland, in order to hold her own, must in future follow the example of the West, and wage her warfare with trained mercenaries.

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  • The apathy of Poland in such a vital matter as the Livonian question must have convinced so statesmanlike a prince as Sigismund II.

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  • When, however, in modified form, the patent was re-granted to his patron Champlain induced him to abandon Acadia and establish a settlement on the St Lawrence, of the commercial advantages of which, perhaps eyen as a western route to China and Japan, he soon convinced him.

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  • Mark, hunting in the forest, comes upon them sleeping in a cave, and as Tristan, who knows that the king is in the neighbourhood, has placed his sword between them, is convinced of their innocence.

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  • It is more probable that, like Grosseteste, he had imbibed in early youth an enthusiastic sentiment of attachment to the Papacy as the only centre of authority, and the only guarantee for public order in the Church, but that his experience of the actual working of the papal system (land especially a visit to Rome in 1857) had to a certain extent convinced him how little correspondence there was between his ideal and the reality.

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  • While The " new Rousseau sought his ideal in a form of education and human- of culture that was in close accord with nature, the German apostles of the new humanism were convinced that they had found that ideal completely realized in the old Greek world.

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  • Goethe and Schiller were convinced that the old Greek world was the highest revelation of humanity; and the universities and schools of Germany were reorganized in this spirit by F.

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  • While in this position he became convinced that the only permanent solution of the manifold difficulties which the freedmen encountered lay in their moral and industrial education.

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  • He maintains the exilic origin of parts of Daniel, though he is convinced (here again in part by language) of the later origin of other parts.

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  • There are now but few, if any, scholars who think that the Peshito is an entirely separate version, and the majority have been convinced by Burkitt and recognize (1) that the Peshito is based on a knowledge of the Old Syriac and the Diatessaron; (2) that it was made by Rabbula with the help of the contemporary Greek text of the Antiochene Church.

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  • In his labours on this undertaking, which was completed in 1829, he became convinced of the superiority of the "natural" system of A.

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  • at Worcester in 1651 convinced him that the royalist cause was hopeless, and he decided to return to England.

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  • A most instructive passage in this respect is i Kings xxii., where we find some four hundred prophets gathered together round the king, and where it is clear that Jehoshaphat was equally convinced, on the one hand, that the word of Yahweh could be found among the prophets, and on the other that it was very probable that some, or even the mass of them, might be no better than liars.

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  • of Spain, a monarch known for personal devoutness, convinced, on evidence not now forthcoming, that the Jesuits were plotting against his authority, prepared, through his minister D'Aranda, a decree suppressing the Society in every part of his dominions.

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  • A short experience convinced him that this was not for him the ideal Christian life ("amisi monachum, inveni Christianum"), and in February 1522 he made his way to Ebernburg, near Creuznach, where he acted as chaplain to the little group of men holding the new opinions who had settled there under the leadership of Franz von Sickingen.

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  • In Stuart times all ranks of society believed in her, and referring to her supposed foretelling of the Great Fire, Pepys relates that when Prince Rupert heard, while sailing up the Thames on the 10th of October 1666, of the outbreak of the fire "all he said was, ` now Shipton's prophecy was out.'" One of her prophecies was supposed to have menaced Yeovil, Somerset, with an earthquake and flood in 1879, and so convinced were the peasantry of the truth of her prognostications that hundreds moved from their cottages on the eve of the expected disaster, while spectators swarmed in from all quarters of the county to see the town's destruction.

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  • Walsingham had long been convinced, like parliament and the majority of Englishmen, of the necessity of removing Mary; bitt it was only the discovery of Babington's plot that enabled him to bring pressure enough to bear upon Elizabeth to ensure Mary's execution.

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  • This document, in every line of which madness is legible, convinced most thinking people that Eric was unfit to reign.

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  • The judgment of the synod was enforced by the deposition and in some cases the banishment of Remonstrant ministers; but the government soon became convinced that their party was not dangerous to the state, and in 1630 they were formally allowed liberty to reside in all parts of Holland and build churches and schools.

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  • Beryllus, however, was convinced of the wrongness of this view by Origen, and recanted at the synod which had been called together in 244 to discuss it.

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  • He now set himself to the revision of the Rudolphine Tables (published by Kepler in 1627), and in the progress of his task became convinced that a transit of Venus overlooked by Kepler would nevertheless occur on the 24th of November (O.S.) 1639.

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  • Eighteenth-century Italy looked on religion with apathetic indifference, and Liguori convinced himself that only the gentlest and most lenient treatment could win back the alienated laity; hence he was always willing to excuse errors on the side of laxity as due to an excess of zeal in winning over penitents.

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  • Meanwhile Howe, convinced of the impossibility of effecting separation, and fearing disloyal tendencies which had manifested themselves in some of its advocates, entered into negotiations with Dr Tupper in London, and later with the Dominion government, for better financial terms than those originally arranged for Nova Scotia in the federal system.

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  • The attacks upon it by the heretical followers of Arnold of Brescia (1152) convinced neither the partisans of the pope nor those of the emperor.

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  • The acceptance of the proposition to call the convention and the election of many conscientious and intelligent delegates were largely due to the influence of ex-Governor Brown, who was strongly convinced that the wisest course for the South was to accept quickly what Congress had offered.

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  • Weighing the dangers of delay, of retreat, and of an attack with his single division of 4500 men, supported only by 5000 native levies of doubtful quality, Wellesley convinced himself that an immediate attack, though against greatly superior forces (30,000 horse, io,000 European-drilled infantry and loo well-served guns) in a strong position, was the wisest course.

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  • The Clare election and the progress of the Catholic Association convinced both Wellington and Peel that the time had come when Catholic emancipation must be granted; and, submitting when further resistance would have led to civil war, the ministry itself brought in at the beginning of the session of 1829 a bill for the relief of the Catholics.

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  • Peter's foreign tour had more than ever convinced him of the inherent superiority of the foreigner.

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  • The debates on the Crimes Bill and the Irish Land Bill quickly undeceived them, and the steady and even remorseless vigour with which the government of Ireland was conducted speedily convinced the House of Commons and the country that Mr. Balfour was in his right place as chief secretary.

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  • At the same time the government's tenure of office was obviously drawing to its close; the usual interpretation of the Septennial Act involved a dissolution either in 1905 or 1906, and the government whips found increased difficulty in keeping a majority at Westminster, since neither the pronounced Chamberlainites nor the convinced free-trade Unionists showed any zeal, and a large number of the uncertain Unionists did not intend to stand again for parliament.

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  • Daimbert, the first patriarch of Jerusalem, was convinced that the Roman Church alone could be sovereign of the new state, and attempted to compel Godfrey of Bouillon to hand over to him by a solemn agreement the town and citadel of Jerusalem, and also Jaffa.

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  • Several of them thought of restoring the lost empire by force, and thus giving a pendant to the fourth crusade; but the Curia finally realized the enormous difficulties of such a project, and convinced themselves that the only practical solution of the difficulty was to come to an understanding with the Palaeologi and realize pacifically the long-dreamed Church.

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  • How clearly he read the causes of religious decadence, how deeply he himself was convinced of the need of trenchant reform, is best shown by his instructions to Chieregati, his nuncio to Germany, in which he laid the axe to the root of the tree with unheard-of freedom.

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  • He detected in his bishop Gnosticism, Manichaeism and Sabellianism, and was convinced that he himself was the champion of pure doctrine against heresy.

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  • His theological radicalism had in any case never found many convinced adherents.

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  • In the autumn of 1911 the crisis with Turkey broke out, and it is believed that it was he who convinced the premier of the national necessity for the Italian occupation of Libya.

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  • These were convinced that Assyria was master, but refused their tribute when they thought they dared.

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  • He was a traveller, a linguist, well versed in Scandinavian literature and philology, the author of mystical poems entitled Improvisations from the Spirit (1857), a social and medical reformer, and a convinced opponent of vivisection and also of vaccination.

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  • Ancillon had convinced himself that the rigid class distinctions of the Prussian system were the philosophically ideal basis of the state, and that representation "by estates" was the only sound constitutional principle; his last and indeed only act of importance as minister was his collaboration with Metternich in the Vienna Final Act of the 12th of June 1834, the object of which was to rivet this system upon Germany for ever.

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  • Her father, who was a convinced Lutheran, was strongly opposed to his daughter's conversion, and supplied her with books of controversy to protect her Protestantism.

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  • It appears, then, that, confronted with the "problem of ascertaining the relative diameter of the particles of which, he was convinced, all gases were made up, he had recourse to the results of chemical analysis.

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  • On the 28th of May 1572 a demand from both houses of parliament for her execution as well as Norfolk's was generously rejected by Elizabeth; but after the punishment of the traitorous pretender to her hand, on whom she had lavished many eloquent letters of affectionate protestation, !she fell into "a passion of sickness" which convinced her honest keeper of her genuine grief for the ducal caitiff.

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  • He was convinced that there was a conspiracy to suppress and destroy everything Scottish.'

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  • He was convinced that what is bad for the individual credit must be bad for the state also.

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  • CHURCH ARMY, an English religious organization, founded in 1882 by the Rev. Wilson Carlile (afterwards prebendary of St Paul's), who banded together in an orderly army of "soldiers" and "officers" a few working men and women, whom he and others trained to act as "Church of England evangelists" among the outcasts and criminals of the Westminster slums. Previous experience had convinced him that the moral condition of the lowest classes of the people called for new and aggressive action on the part of the Church, and that this work was most effectively done by laymen and women of the same class as those whom it was desired to touch.

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  • He did his best to get at the real facts, and after a number of conferences with the leaders became so convinced that nothing but a separate administration of the two countries would restore tranquillity that he promised to use his influence with his father to bring about that object - on receiving assurances that the personal union under the house of Orange would be maintained.

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  • Public opinion in America almost unanimously sustained the act; but Lincoln, convinced that the rights of Great Britain as a neutral ha .d been violated, promptly, upon the demand of England, ordered the liberation of the prisoners (26th of December).

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  • While they were thus employed the friends of the house of Hohenstaufen, convinced that Fredericks kingship was not possible, chose the late emperors brother, Philip, duke of Swabia, to fill the vacant throne; soon afterwards the enemies of the house found a candidate in the person of.

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  • But Frederick William, though the tsars influence over him, was as great as over his father, refused to be convinced.

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  • William listened and was convinced.

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  • He classed himself among the theosophists, and claimed to be a convinced and happy supernaturalist in a scientific age.

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  • Semitic features were pointed out in the supposed Hyksos names, and Petrie was convinced of their date by his excavations of1905-1906in the eastern Delta.

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  • The Kansas-Nebraska legislation, and the subsequent troubles in Kansas, having convinced him of the futility of trying to influence the Democrats, he assumed the leadership in the North-west of the movement to form a new party to Oppose the extension of slavery.

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  • Convinced free-traders, they hoped by private energy to build up the fortunes of the country, parliamentary government - which meant for them the rule of the educated and well-to-do middle class - being one of the means to this end.

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  • To effect this end the United African Company was formed in 187 9, and trade was pushed upon the river with an energy which convinced the French firms of the futility of their less united efforts.

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  • It does not appear that the proclamation convinced many of the Egyptians of the truth of these professions.

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  • Colonel Hicks was fully aware of the unfitness of his rabble forces for the contemplated task, and on the 5th of August he telegraphed: I am convinced it would be best to keep the two rivers and province of Sennar, and wait for Kordofan to settle itself.

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  • Baring and the British officers in Egypt were convinced that force would have to be employed, and the growing danger of General Gordon, with the Relief cxgrave national responsibility involved, began to be peeit;on:

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  • He had underestimated the force of public opinion, but he was conscientiously convinced that a Conservative ministry was necessary to Denmark at this crisis.

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  • One of the greatest and most brilliant statesmen of his time, thoroughly acquainted with European politics, and well versed in affairs, he was a convinced if somewhat too ardent partisan of reform and the principal author of the legislative remodelling of Turkish administrative methods known as the Tanzimat.

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  • Under the influence of Howell Cobb of Georgia, secretary of the treasury, and Jacob Thompson of Mississippi, secretary of the interior, the president was convinced that it was the only way to avoid civil war.

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  • The medieval Church was even more profoundly convinced than its predecessor that the miraculous power of Deity attached to the bodies of saints and their relics.

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  • He matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in December 1580, being then almost certainly a Roman Catholic; but soon became a convinced Protestant, with strong Puritan leanings.

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  • They lay no claim to divine inspiration - they speak simply as ordinary human thinkers, though they are convinced that they have eternal truth.

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  • Reason convinced that the world and the soul are alike rational observes the external world, mental phenomena, and specially the nervous organism, as the meeting ground of body and mind.

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  • As a convinced realist he took his standpoint on nature and experience, and could afford to look on objectively at the controversies of the metaphysicians.

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  • At last, convinced that the peace of the Church demanded the sacrifice, Clement signed the brief Dominus ac Redemptor, dissolving the order, on the 21st of July 1773.

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  • The year 1520 saw the publication of his three most important works, all written at a time when he was fully convinced that he had broken for ever with Rome.

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  • Luther's writings, circulating through Saxony, had penetrated the convent walls and had convinced most of the inmates of the unlawfulness of monastic vows.

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  • At one time he was an unsparing critic of its quality, but in later years he became strongly convinced of its general excellence and wholesomeness.

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  • He hated the "morbid rage of debate" because he believed that men were never convinced by argument, but only by reflection, through reading or unprovocative conversation; and this belief guided him through life.

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  • Repnin convinced himself that the dissidents were too poor and insignificant to be of any real support to Russia, and that the whole agitation in their favour was factitious.

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  • The announcement of Peary's attainment of the North Pole in 1909 convinced Amundsen that he could not raise sufficient funds for his proposed five years' absence, and he determined to make a dash for the South Pole in order to raise money for the greater project.

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  • The introduction was the work of Hort, and its depth and fulness convinced all who read it that they were under the guidance of a master.

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  • The banishment of Rizal convinced the reform party that peaceful endeavour was futile.

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  • Cicero, an incurable optimist in politics, may have convinced himself of Octavian's sincerity.

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  • It has been said by a trustworthy authority,' "We are convinced also that severe labour on public works is most beneficial in teaching criminals habits of industry and training them to such employments as digging, road-making and brick-making - work of a kind which cannot be carried on in separate confinement."

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  • Krauss was convinced that an offensive against Italy from the Trentino was practicable, and, if accompanied by a simultaneous attack on the Isonzo front, would lead to great results.

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  • It is impossible to read the speeches of Vergniaud without being convinced of the solidity of his education, and in particular of the wide range of his knowledge of the classics, and of his acquaintance - familiar and sympathetic - with ancient philosophy and history.

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  • Sir Bartle Frere, who became high commissioner of South Africa in March 1877, found evidence which convinced him that the Kaffir revolt of that year on the eastern border of Cape Colony was part of a design or desire "for a general and simultaneous rising of Kaffirdom against white civilization"; and the Kaffirs undoubtedly looked to Cetywayo and the Zulus as the most redoubtable of their champions.

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  • Kyme was apparently an unimaginative man of the world, while Anne took to Biblereading with zeal, became convinced of the falsity of the doctrine of transubstantiation, and created some stir in Lincoln by her disputations.

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  • Lacordaire read, and his ardent and believing nature, weary of the theological negations of the Encyclopaedists, was convinced.

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  • ance, so much so that, as Ludendorff records, " the responsible military and political authorities of the Dual Monarchy were convinced that they would not be able to stand a continuation of the battle and a twelfth attack on the Isonzo..

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  • Cadorna was convinced that he had to stand on the defensive, the more so as he was uncertain in which sector of the Julian front the chief blow would fall, but his instructions naturally included and recommended vigorous local counter-attacks.

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  • Convinced that only by proper scientific investigations could the wholesale destruction of Egyptian antiquities be avoided, she devoted herself to arousing public opinion on the subject, and ultimately, in 1882, was largely instrumental in founding the Egypt Exploration Fund, of which she became joint honorary secretary with Reginald Stuart Poole.

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  • When the clergy, refusing to acknowledge the authority of the Burgesses in reducing their stipends, and, appealing to the king against the Assembly, entered the courts to recover damages from the vestries, Patrick Henry at Hanover court in 1763 easily convinced the jury and the people that the old church was wellnigh worthless.

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  • For several years Whiston continued to write and preach both on mathematical and theological subjects with considerable success; but his study of the Apostolical Constitutions had convinced him that Arianism was the creed of the primitive church; and with him to form an opinion and to publish it were things almost simultaneous.

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  • Leo was absolutely convinced that a territorial sovereignty was required to ensure the moral independence of the papacy; and he believed that the new Italian kingdom was a mushroom growth, that might fall in pieces at any moment.

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  • In social and political affairs he was a convinced individualist.

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  • It was only when convinced that parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation were not to be obtained by constitutional methods, that he reluctantly engaged in treasonable conspiracy; and in opposition to bolder spirits like Lord Edward Fitzgerald, he discountenanced the taking up of arms until help should be obtained from France.

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  • Like others of Henry's bishops, he had been convinced by the events of Edward VI.'s reign that Sir FIG.

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  • The fact was that Saint-Mars was hard put to it in the prison for anybody who could be trusted, and that he had convinced himself by this time that Dauger (who had proved a quiet harmless fellow) would give no trouble.

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  • Henry Dunster (1612-1659), the first president of the college at Cambridge (Harvard), had by 1653 become convinced that "visible believers only should be baptized."

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  • In 1 774 some of the Virginia brethren became convinced that the apostolic office was meant to be perpetuated and induced the association to appoint an apostle.

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  • The controversy between Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller (1804-1876) on the slavery question ultimately convinced the Southern brethren that separate organization for missionary work was advisable.

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  • Any person who has compared the physical characters of the native races of South America must be convinced that these have all originated in a common stirps.

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  • Dr Jackson in 1903 climbed to the ledge of the rock and was able to collate the lower part of the four large Persian columns; he thus convinced himself that Foy's conjecture of arstam (" righteousness") for Rawlinson's abistam or abastam was correct.

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  • By the beginning of 1616, Gustavus had become convinced of the impossibility of partitioning reunited Muscovy, while Muscovy recognized the necessity of buying off the invincible Swedes by some cession of territory.

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  • The king emerged from Charles and the the war convinced that if Sweden were to retain her Swedish position as a great power she must radically reform Constitu- her whole economical system, and, above all, cir tion.

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  • He was convinced of his own value, but had no desire to parade it.

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  • A mockery of popular institutions, under the name of a burgher council, indeed existed; but this was a mere delusion, and must not be confounded with the system of local government by means of district burgher councils which that most able man, Commissioner de Mist, sought to establish during the brief government of the Batavian Republic from 1803 to 1806, when the Dutch nation, convinced and ashamed of the false policy by which they had permitted a mere money-making association to disgrace the Batavian name, and to entail degradation on what might have been a free and prosperous colony, sought to redeem their error by making this country a national colonial possession, instead of a slavish property, to be neglected, oppressed or ruined, as the caprice or avarice of its merchant owners might dictate.

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  • They were driven back and the country up to the Keiskama River annexed to the colony; but the disaster which nearly overwhelmed the eastern province convinced Lord Charles Somerset, then governor of the colony, of the necessity for a line of frontier forts and a more numerous settlement of Settlers colonists.

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  • All the evidence before Sir George, and the study he made of the Boer character, convinced him that the barriers separating the various white communities were largely artificial.

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  • Shepstone was convinced that it was the only step which could save the country from ruin.

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  • He begins with human weakness and man's need of God: whoso would become good must first be convinced that he is evil.

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  • It has been insinuated both by contemporary and by later critics that being disappointed at his loss of popularity, and convinced of the impossibility of co-operating with his colleagues, he exaggerated his malady as a pretext for the inaction that was forced upon him by circumstances.

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  • Those who are able to read the history in the light of what occurred later may perhaps be convinced that no policy whatever initiated after 1766 could have prevented or even materially delayed the declaration of American independence; but to the politicians of that time the coming event had not yet cast so dark a shadow before as to paralyse all action, and if any man could have allayed the growing discontent of the colonists and prevented the ultimate dismemberment of the empire, it would have been Lord Chatham.

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  • He was ambassador in London when the disturbances of 1830 convinced him of the necessity of the separation of Belgium from Holland.

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  • He began his political life at the age of 15 as a keen Radical, but subsequently became a convinced Socialist, a member of the I.L.P. and a member of the National Executive of the Labour party.

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  • The Summa he therefore regarded as representative of the work of the Latin Geber, and study of it convinced him that it contains no indication of an Arabic origin, either in its method, which is conspicuous for clearness of reasoning and logical co-ordination of material, or in its facts, or in the words and persons quoted.

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  • He had thoroughly convinced himself of the abuses to which monachism lent itself.

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  • John XXII., however, condemned the doctrine and excommunicated its supporters, some of whom were so convinced of the necessity of evangelical poverty for a truly Christian life that they denounced the pope when he refused them leave to practise it as Antichrist.

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  • To this length Eusebius himself was unwilling to go, and so, convinced that he had misunderstood Arius, and that the teaching of the latter was imperilling the historic belief in the divinity of Christ, he gave his support to the opposition, and voted for the Nicene Creed, in which the teachings of the Arians were repudiated.

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  • Convinced from the first of his disinterestedness and sincerity, and impressed by his penetrating shrewdness and his instinctive faculty of always seizing the main point and sticking to it, his hearers soon felt an absolute confidence in the deputy from Zala county.

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  • The war of 1859 convinced the Austrian government, at last, of the necessity of a reconciliation with Hungary; but the ensuing negotiations were conducted not through Deak, but through the Magyar Conservatives.

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  • The Magyar Conservatives hereupon entered into negotiations with Deak, and the Austrian government, more than ever convinced of the necessity of a reconciliation, was ready to take the first step, if Hungary would take the second and third.

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  • Wallace became convinced of the truth of evolution, and originated the theory of natural selection during these travels.

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  • Moreover, when he had learned that the duke had parted with New Jersey he convinced him that it was a great loss, and in the effort to save what was possible, Staten Island was taken from the proprietors on the plea that one arm of the Hudson flowed along its western border.

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  • the supposed rigidity of the anterior margin of the wing, it is only necessary to examine the anterior margins of natural wings to be convinced that they are in every case flexible and elastic. Similar remarks apply to properly constructed artificial wings.

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  • A natural conservatism indisposed Hall at first to take any part in the popular movement of 1848, to which almost all his friends had already adhered; but the moment he was convinced of the inevitability of popular government, he resolutely and sympathetically followed in the new paths.

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  • James Bruce's main object was to discover the sources of the Nile, which he was convinced lay in Abyssinia.

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  • When brought before the tribunal she was condemned to death and was on the way to execution, when Daniel interposed and, by cross-questioning the accusers apart, convinced the people of the falsity of the charge.

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  • When, therefore, the battle which Keppel fought with the French on the 27th of July 1778 ended in a highly unsatisfactory manner, owing mainly to his own unintelligent management, but partly through the failure of Sir Hugh Palliser to obey orders, he became convinced that he had been deliberately betrayed.

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  • When Leonardo, having received a commission for a picture, was found distilling for himself a new medium of oils and herbs before he had begun the design, the pope was convinced, not quite unreasonably, that nothing serious would come of it.

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  • - Breeders of dogs are, if possible, more thoroughly convinced of the fact of telegony than breeders of horses.

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  • But though a Prussian intrigue was set up for the supersession of Bernstorff by Moltke, the latter, convinced that Bernstorff was the right man in the right place, supported him with unswerving loyalty.

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  • But practically most employers are convinced that they pay the taxes for their servants.

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  • A prolonged study of the text, which has brought to light a multitude of fresh passages the majority of which can be explained by retranslation into Hebrew, has convinced the present writer' that, whilst the evidence on the whole is in favour of an Aramaic original of vi.-xxxvi., it is just as conclusive on behalf of the Hebrew original of the greater part of the rest of the book.

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  • The obstinacy of the resistance convinced Boleslaus that Pomerania must be christianized before it could be completely subdued; and this important work was partially accomplished by St Otto, bishop of Bamberg, an old friend of Boleslaus's father, who knew the Slavonic languages.

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  • During these two years he became convinced that the success of the white missionary in a field like Africa was not to be reckoned by the tale of doubtful conversions he could send home each year - that the proper work for such men was that of pioneering, opening up and starting new ground, leaving native agents to work it out in detail.

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  • drafted by the Boer executive, which, before it was received in its entirety, or at least before it was clearly understood, elicited from Mr Schreiner a letter on the 7th of July to the South African News, in which, referring to his government, he said: " While anxious and continually active with good hope in the cause of securing reasonable modifications of the existing representative system of the South African Republic, this government is convinced that no ground whatever exists for active interference in the internal affairs of that republic."

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  • In the turmoil over the " ` Trent' affair," it was Sumner's word that convinced Lincoln that Mason and Slidell must be given up, and that reconciled the public to that inevitable step. Again and again Sumner used the power incident to his chairmanship to block action which threatened to embroil the United States in war with England and France.

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  • Born at Rappoltsweiler, in Alsace on the 13th of, January 1635, trained by a devout godmother, who used books of devotion like Arndt's True Christianity, accustomed to hear the sermons of a pastor who preached the Bible more than the Lutheran creeds, Spener was early convinced of the necessity of a moral and religious reformation of the German Church.

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  • Becoming convinced that a peaceful settlement was impracticable, he returned to Charleston at the close of 1774, and there allied himself with the conservative element of the Whig party.

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  • Convinced by the experience of the wars that France needed an energetic central power, he pushed at times his royal prerogatives to excess, raising taxes in spite of the Estates, interfering in the administration of the towns, reforming their constitutions, and holding himself free to reject the advice of the notables if he consulted them.

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  • In one of his letters to Locke at the beginning of 1692, when Montague, Lord Monmouth and Locke were exerting themselves to obtain some appointment for him, Newton wrote that he was " fully convinced that Mr Montague, upon an old grudge which he thought had been worn out, was false to him."

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  • This letter must have convinced Newton of the sincerity of Montague's good intentions towards him; we find them living as friends on the most intimate terms until Halifax's death in 1715.

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  • This and his ready tongue were the main arguments by which he convinced (he few magnates present, and persuaded them to back him, despite the protests of some supporters of Robert.

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  • A short experience of his work convinced the king that his merits had not been exaggerated.

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  • A long experience of his character and actions convinced barons and commons alike that he was a just and sincere man, a friend of good governance, and an honest opponent of arbitrary and unconstitutional rule.

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  • The task was the more easy because Lancaster was at open discord with the men who had supplanted him, so that the baronial party was divided; while the mishaps of the last six years had convinced the nation that other rulers could be as incompetent and as unlucky as the king.

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  • Lord Palmerston, on the other hand, had no personal grudge to nurture, but he was convinced that the first duty of England was to support Turkey and to resist Russia.

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  • eople the more convinced that it was not wholly false.

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  • But the enthusiasm with which the people received him at the Feast of Tabernacles convinced Herod of the danger; and the youth was drowned by order of the king at Jericho.

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  • But just as he maintained at the time of the conflict, and after, that there would have been no Crimean War had not the British government convinced the tsar that it was in the hands of the peace party, so now he believed that a bold policy would prevent or limit war, and at the worst put off grave consequences which otherwise would make a rapid advance.

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  • Each person knows that he now exists, and is convinced that he had a beginning; with not less intuitive certainty he knows that " nothing can no more produce any real being than it can be equal to two right angles."

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  • It received him with an ardour which convinced Sieyes that he was Coup d'etat the indispensable soldier.

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  • Two years later he took up Calvert's work on the former site, and, convinced that Troy must be on the lowest level, hewed his way down, regardless of the upper strata, wherein lay unseen the remains of which he was really in search.

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  • Spinoza is a convinced determinist regarding the will as necessarily determined by ideas.

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  • Bergson is perhaps the most notable instance of a philosopher fully conversant with psychological studies and methods who remains a convinced libertarian.

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  • While he showed clearly the difficulty of acquiring knowledge, he was convinced that knowledge alone could be the source of a coherent system of virtue, as error of evil.

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  • He is convinced that virtue (where it is more than a mere pretence) is purely artificial; but not quite certain whether it is a useless trammel of appetites and passions that are advantageous to society, or a device creditable to the politicians who introduced it by playing upon the " pride and vanity " of the " silly creature man."

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  • But to Butler's more cautious mind the completeness of this harmony did not seem sufficiently demonstrable to be taken as a basis of moral teaching; he has at least to contemplate the possibility of a man being convinced of the opposite; and he argues that unless we regard conscience as essentially authoritative - which is not implied in the term " moral sense " - such a man is really bound to be vicious; " since interest, one's own happiness, is a manifest obligation."

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  • It is true that Bentham expressly recognizes the varying influences of climate, race, religion, government, as considerations which it is important for the legislator to take into account; but his own work of social construction was almost entirely independent of such considerations, and his school generally appear to have been convinced of their competence to solve all important ethical and political questions for human beings of all ages and countries, without regard to their specific differences.

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  • "In a word, we object to all legislation, all authority, and all influence, privileged, patented, official and legal, even when it has proceeded from universal suffrage, convinced that it must always turn to the profit of a dominating and exploiting minority, against the interests of the immense majority enslaved."

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  • Deeply convinced of the importance of education for the young, Calvin and his coadjutors were solicitous to establish schools throughout the city, and to enforce on parents the sending of their children to them; and as he had no faith in education apart from religious training, he drew up a catechism of Christian doctrine which the children had to learn whilst they were receiving secular instruction.

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  • A hand cut off by a fervent brother was found to work miracles, and the order became convinced that their founder had been a saint.

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  • But failure only increased the agitation among the southern Sla y s; all attempts at mediation proved unsuccessful, and on the 31st of August the Croats claimed to have convinced the king that justice was on their side.

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  • There he became a convert from republicanism to monarchism, being convinced that only under the auspices of King Victor Emmanuel could Italy be freed, and together with Giorgio Pallavicini and Giuseppe La Farina he founded the Societd Nazionale Italiana with the object of propagating the idea of unity under the Piedmontese monarchy.

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  • He was convinced (like Caxton in his Destruction of Troy, and like St Augustine) that the heathen gods were only dead men worshipped.

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  • During his stay here Ricci was convinced that a mistake had been made in adopting a dress resembling that of the bonzes, a class who were the objects either of superstition or of contempt.

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  • Despite the influence of Sully, a convinced agrarian because of his horror of luxury and love of economy, Henry IV.

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  • On one side were the former ministers, Sillery and president Jeannin, ex-leaguers but loyalists, no lovers of Spain and still less of Germany; on the other the princes of the blood and the great nobles, Cond, Guise, Mayenne and Nevers, apparently still much more faithful to French ideas, but in reality convinced that the days of kings were over and that their own had arrived.

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  • Thereupon Whitman made his way to Washington, and with much difficulty convinced Webster and President Tyler of the value of the country and prevented its exchange for fishing privileges off`Newfoundland.

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  • But while he convinced, he failed to conciliate his adversaries.

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  • Many metallurgists were sceptical on theoretical grounds about his results, and only became convinced when they saw that his process was really able to convert melted cast iron into malleable iron in a perfectly fluid state.

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  • From the description given it was undoubtedly foul brood, and the bee-keepers of the island became convinced, after bitter experience, that it was extremely contagious.

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  • Hicks Beach, they were convinced free-importers on purely economic grounds; and Mr Balfour (q.v.), as premier, managed to hold his colleagues and party together by taking the line that particular opinions on economic subjects should not be made a test of party loyalty.

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  • Even up to the present day men of intellectual eminence like Dr Richard Garnett have convinced themselves that astromancy has a foundation of truth, just as there are still believers in chiromancy or other forms of divination.

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  • Zamoyski was at first in favour of a member of the Báthory family, with which he was united by ties of amity and mutual interest; but on becoming convinced of the impossibility of any such candidature, he pronounced for a native Pole, or for whichever foreign prince might be found most profitable to Poland.

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  • He was convinced that the presence of an independent American army would be a serious blow to German moral.

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  • Convinced that it was impossible to meet Alexander in a pitched battle, his plan was to lay waste the country and retire into the interior, meanwhile organizing resistance on sea (where the Persians were far superior to the Macedonians) and carrying the war into Greece.

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  • Once a member of Franz Delitzsch's class, he became a convinced adherent of the newest critical school.

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  • His arguments, which were given with much plainness of speech, appear to have convinced the Chinese government, and war was avoided.

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  • But Brunhild is ill content; though she saw Siegfried do homage to Gunther at Isenstein she is not convinced, and believes that Siegfried should have been her husband; and on the bridal night she vents her ill humour on the hapless Gunther by tying him up in a knot and hanging him on the wall.

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  • But he was convinced that the Messianic age needed as its certain precursor the settlement of Jews in all parts of the known world.

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  • In religious matters he was convinced of the necessity of a union between Lutherans and Calvinists, and took steps to bring this about.

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  • Gibbon and other writers quote from John Cassian the tale of the poor monk, who, being convinced of his error, burst into tears, exclaiming, "You have taken away my God!

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  • He was convinced by the experience of Christian IV.

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  • Sometimes the adoration in that amethyst gaze convinced him that she was happy with her choice as well.

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  • In fact, I think Uncle Fabrice had him convinced that he couldn't sell a cheeseburger to a starving man.

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  • Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.

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  • I think I've convinced them that you're a trustworthy soul.

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  • His tone was less than convinced.

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  • Of course, once she had convinced everyone else what a foolish move it would be, how was she going to convince herself that she didn't need Brandon in her life?

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  • In fact, now I'm even more convinced I was right.

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  • The more she learned about the way he thought, the more she was convinced that people around him were the strange ones, not Cade.

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  • In her confused state of mind, she had convinced herself that he loved her.

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  • I just convinced myself we were going to make it right.

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  • He was convinced the locale was the same but the fields were not distinctive enough that he recognized anything.

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  • It's too bad he's convinced it's your tests that cause the visions.

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  • You're convinced they're not real?

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  • You were convinced from the start, weren't you?

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  • The more I thought about it, the more I was convinced of the incredible scope of Howie's gift.

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  • We've convinced ourselves we're absolutely correct but we don't demand that of others.

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  • The seriousness of Mr. Cooms' concerns convinced me the wisdom in securing what he suggested.

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  • She agreed to do so but said she was ninety percent convinced already and asked me to continue.

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  • Martha confirmed my suspicions Quinn was mad as hell, convinced the whole business was down the flusher.

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  • She's convinced it's someone looking for Howie.

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  • None the less, I was convinced we needed help.

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  • The pedophile was apprehended after I strongly convinced a country sheriff I knew what I was talking about and not giving false testimony.

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  • Howie's mood and disposition were unimproved though Julie was convinced he would come around now that we were together.

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  • I'll tell him the basics; Humphries was living in the area and knew his family slightly and that I'm convinced he didn't abduct Annie.

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  • If, as I was convinced, Grasso had gone to Logan, he too probably embarked from that facility.

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  • "We don't know it's them," Howie cried, sounding anything but convinced.

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  • I'm not old enough to know how, Dusty said, convinced Talon was psychotic in addition to sadistic.

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  • While he stood in Dusty's corner, she wasn't convinced he'd chosen a side.

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  • Rhyn didn't look convinced.

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  • She wasn't entirely convinced yet she wouldn't need the open invitation.

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  • You did what no one else has ever done and convinced the Dark One to stop slaughtering innocents.

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  • "Up until today, I wasn't convinced that this might have been destiny from the beginning," she began.

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  • Deep down, I convinced myself we might have a chance for custody of Martha.

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  • Martha eventually slipped into a troubled sleep when Cynthia, with Dean by his side, again convinced the child they believed her, and promised to see the young girl's discovery reach daylight.

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  • I'm still convinced that the identity of the bones somehow rests with that group.

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  • But then you were so convinced the bones belonged to that man Josh that I decided to let matters play out.

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  • It had been Alex who convinced her to take the risk and adopt Jonathan.

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  • I convinced myself that you and I had married the wrong people.

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  • But after a few more attempts at rousing him, she was convinced that the frown was purely coincidence.

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  • The Immortals before her seemed more convinced she'd fall into her place as his mate.

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  • She wasn't sure what she sought; maybe something that convinced her it wasn't Logan she saw.

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  • His death-dealers didn't doubt him, but they weren't exactly convinced they'd see their home again.

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  • After the first glass of wine, she was convinced.

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  • I told you the opposite from the onset and convinced you to let me conduct experimental surgeries.

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  • Katie was convinced Gabriel had managed to love past-Deidre; was he therefore in danger of falling for her?

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  • He reached for the book, convinced Gabriel had finally gone crazy after all his years serving Death.

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  • She awoke and readied herself for the world, convinced everything had been a nightmare caused by exhaustion.

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  • He broke off their relationship when Kris took interest in him and soon after, Kris convinced Andre to banish Sasha to Hell.

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  • She shook her head, convinced she was going crazy.

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  • I.m not convinced.

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  • Kris will need to be convinced to turn it over to me.

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  • She clung to one of the warriors, attempting to climb him as the cat-like critter-- convinced it was a game-- wagged its tail and chased her around the large man in the center of the room.

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  • Kiera babbled the entire time, convinced it was a dream.

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  • Romas could have convinced his brother to leave Kiera be, but now, with a blatant challenge from the prisoner, who had dared Kisolm to claim Kiera before he did … Romas trusted his brother, but Evelyn had seen the look on Kisolm's face when he looked at Kiera.

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  • Maybe he missed his home, or maybe he was convinced that what the Council often said-- that the Yirkin and remaining Anshans could live in peace together-- was true.

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  • Kiera lowered the shirt, glad she'd never convinced herself to remove the band.

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  • By the end of the space journey, she was convinced he'd want nothing to do with her and desperate to see him.

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  • Sarah had not eaten anything since the party, but they convinced her to join them.

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  • I would offer to let Connor feed on me if I weren't convinced Neanderthal here would go postal on us.

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  • Since learning that Elisabeth regenerated blood faster than it could be drained, he didn't buy the protection theory anymore, and was convinced this was some kind of well-deserved penance.

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  • When she left the dairy on her way to the house, Carmen was further convinced of Alex's love of fine things.

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  • Until last night, she had been convinced that he was too sophisticated to be interested in farming.

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  • "She's okay," Brady said, not entirely convinced.

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  • "Darkyn let us go.  I'm convinced of that," Kiki replied.

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  • Katie ate her food and water cubes, waiting for Gabriel.  She fingered the second necklace he'd given her, not convinced Andre was wrong.  The beads felt like plastic, and something about Gabe had changed.

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  • You don't sound convinced.

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  • "Yes.  I think that's where Death is.  I think that's my way out," Katie said, not fully convinced but unwilling to admit it.

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  • The angel memories convinced him that Ully's strange comments and the trees attempt to combat him indicated Ully really was a demon.

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  • She didn't look convinced.  Kris moved away her, his anxiety and concern growing.  They'd come there to rescue one human and might just lose two.  He paced and gazed up the tree, unable to see Kiki.  He heard Hannah stir and glanced towards her.  She rose from her seat.

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  • Part of her was convinced this was another dream, and Rhyn would disappear all too soon.

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  • Rhyn's mortal was convinced of this.  She said Gabriel had been the lover of Death for thousands of years.

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  • Dean even convinced himself as he listened to his unexciting voice.

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  • She's convinced her husband is somewhere on the bottom of Chesapeake Bay.

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  • This convinced Fred the man was Byrne but Dean gave the item little merit.

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  • He was disap­pointed but it mattered little now he was convinced he knew how to find his quarry.

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  • I convinced him he'd get in trouble with the cops and maybe the people who really owned the money—we knew it was nothing legal.

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  • By the time she reached her gate she was convinced of one thing.

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  • It must have convinced Katie, though, because she went away.

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  • Katie was either convinced or saw the futility of the conversation, because she dropped the subject.

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  • Watching her with children had convinced him of that.

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  • He still wasn't convinced.

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  • It took a while, but she finally convinced him she would be fine staying alone.

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  • She had tried not to wake him when she came to bed, and hopefully he had convinced her she didn't.

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  • The last vamp whose mind I read was convinced it was a treasure hunt.

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  • She didn't seem convinced of his words or happy to see him.

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  • Yully flew down the hall ahead of him, and he ran to catch up with her, not convinced she hadn't lost it.

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  • Sirian is convinced you're a Landis spy.

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  • The king he addressed appeared less than convinced.

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  • After tea, Clara convinced her to walk around the cabin to look at the vegetation.

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  • After all, her decision to run off to Arkansas might have convinced Keaton that she was something of a daredevil.

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  • Each evening Justin dropped by on his way home, and each day she was more convinced that his interest in her was genuine.

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  • One thing was sure, now Justin was convinced she was stringing him along.

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