Cutting-off sentence example

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  • I guess that's what they mean by cutting off your nose to spite your face.
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  • "Your turn," Betsy called, cutting off further conversation.
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  • "Be nice," Cynthia cautioned, cutting off her husband.
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  • Dean found the deep powder beyond his limited abilities and Donald Ryland seemed content to stay with him and ski the packed trails, sometimes cutting off to test the moguls and deeper snow at the trail's edge.
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  • "Whoa, wait a minute," Dean said, cutting off his caller.
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  • I'm always cutting off more than I can chew.
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  • Harrigan got up, still smiling, and went to the can, effectively cutting off further conversation.
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  • A sob constricted her throat, cutting off the words she couldn't bring herself to say anyway.
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  • Immediately on the fall of Pembroke Cromwell set out to relieve Lambert, who was slowly retreating before Hamilton's superior forces; he joined him near Knaresborough on the 12th of August, and started next day in pursuit of Hamilton in Lancashire, placing himself at Stonyhurst near Preston, cutting off Hamilton from the north and his allies, and defeating him in detail on the 17th, 18th and 19th at Preston and at Warrington.
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  • He sent 14,000 men into Fifeshire and marched to Perth, which he captured on the 2nd of August, thus cutting off Leslie from the north and his supplies.
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  • A sort of symbolic retaliation was the punishment of the offending member, seen in the cutting off the hand that struck a father or stole a trust; in cutting off the breast of a wet-nurse who substituted a changeling for the child entrusted to her; in the loss of the tongue that denied father or mother (in the Elamite contracts the same penalty was inflicted for perjury); in the loss of the eye that pried into forbidden secrets.
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  • The Apennines (q.v.), as has been already mentioned, here traverse the whole breadth of Italy, cutting off the peninsula properly so termed from the broader mass of Northern Italy by a continuous barrier of considerable breadth, though of far inferior elevation to that of the Alps The Ligurian Apennines may be considered as taking their rise in the neighborhood of Savona, where a pass of very moderate elevation connects them with the Maritime Alps, of which they are in fact only a continuation.
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  • a meristematic (cell-dividing) region occupying the whole of a certain transverse zone of the thallus, and cutting off new cells to add to the permanent tissue on both sides.
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  • It always consists of true parenchyma, and is entirely formed by the cutting off of segments from an apical cell.
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  • The practice of cutting off the hair of the dead prevailed in India, though it does not appear in the Vedas (Monier-Williams, Religious Thought and Life in India, p. 281).
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  • In Scandinavia a thick turpentine oozes from cracks or fissures in the bark, forming by its congelation a fine yellow resin, known commercially as "spruce rosin," or "frankincense"; it is also procured artificially by cutting off the ends of the lower branches, when it slowly exudes from the extremities.
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  • He found that they were wholly inadequate, and summed up his views in a remarkable letter to the Directory (23rd of February), wherein he pointed out two possible alternatives to an invasion of England, namely, a conquest of the coast of the north-west of Germany, for the cutting off of British commerce with central Europe, or the undertaking of an expedition to the Orient which would be equally ruinous to British trade.
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  • The corpse of the vampire, which may often be recognized by its unnaturally ruddy and fresh appearance, should be staked down in the grave or its head should be cut off; it is interesting to note that the cutting off of heads of the dead was a neolithic burial rite.
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  • A portion of the body may die in consequence of the disturbance of its nutrition by inflammation, or of a cutting off of the bloodsupply, as by pressure upon, or injury to, the blood-vessels.
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  • ventrally forming an oblique X to XIII, The four pulmoniferous diaphragm, cutting off the somites.
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  • The common variety of bed-sore is the result of continuous pressure on and irritation of the skin, the vitality and resisting power of which are lowered by a lesion of the cord cutting off the trophic supply to the skin affected.
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  • Wolfe rallied for a moment, gave a last order for cutting off the retreat, and murmuring, " Now God be praised, I will die in peace," breathed his last.
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  • There are no glaciers near its sources, although they must have existed there in geologically recent times, but masses of melting snow annually give rise to floods, which rush through the midst of the valley in a turbid red stream, frequently rendering the river impassable and cutting off the crazy brick bridges at Herat and Tirpul.
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  • Taking these passages as a whole they seem to point to an exclusion from church fellowship rather than to a final cutting off from the hope of salvation.
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  • The children of these families were educated in the hope of avenging their parents, and after many years succeeded in doing so, cutting off Sir John Elland and his heir.
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  • From 1343 onward, statutes were passed by parliament forbidding any one to accept a papal provision, and cutting off all appeals to the papal curia or ecclesias tical courts in cases involving benefices.
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  • He mentions two experiments made by him to prove this - one by cutting off the staminal flowers in Maize, and the other by rearing the female plant of Mercurialis apart from the male.
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  • ending in a uniform cutting off of 10 per cent.
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  • For this slaughter Arthur took summary vengeance, slaying all the kinsfolk of the man who started the fight, and cutting off the noses of his women-folk.
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  • Fra Diavolo was made leader of one of them, and waged untiring war against the French troops, cutting off isolated detachments and murdering stragglers and couriers.
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  • It only remained now for the primal man to descend into the abyss and prevent the further increase of the generations of darkness by cutting off their roots; but he could not immediately separate again the elements that had once mingled.
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  • The other treatises of Apollonius mentioned by Pappus are - 1st, Aayov alroropii, Cutting off a Ratio; 2nd, Xcopiov a7rorop, Cutting off an Area; 3rd, Ocwpui j Av i Tog, Determinate Section; 4th, 'Eiraci)aL, Tangencies; 5th, 11-€1,o-as, Inclinations; 6th, Tinrot bri ret50t, Plane Loci.
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  • This is the most bitterly criticized action in his career, but no one but the man on the spot can judge how it is necessary to handle a crowd; and in addition one of the princes, Abu Bukt, heir-apparent to the throne, had made himself notorious for cutting off the arms and legs of English children and pouring the blood into their mothers' mouths.
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  • The suggested origin of the name Antwerp from Hand-werpen (hand-throwing), because a mythical robber chief indulged in the practice of cutting off his prisoners' hands and throwing them into the Scheldt, appeared to Motley rather farfetched, but it is less reasonable to trace it, as he inclines to do, from an t werf (on the wharf), seeing that the form Andhunerbo existed in the 6th century on the separation of Austrasia and Neustria.
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  • It was perpetuated from a savage past in the custom of cutting off the right hand of a man who died without heir, and sending it as proof of main-morte to the feudal lord.
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  • It is fitted with a section pipe and a circular balanced sluice for admitting and cutting off the water-supply.
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  • A force of 30,000 was to be raised, La Fayette and Bailly, the mayor of Paris, were to be assassinated, and Paris was to be starved into submission by cutting off supplies.
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  • on hands, feet and back?), also cutting off the nose with banishment to Nubia or the Syrian frontier., In the times of the OldKingdom decapitation was in use, and a decree exists of the Middle Kingdom degrading a nomarch of Coptos and his family for ever from his office and from the priesthood on account of services to a rival pretender.
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  • The railway up the right bank of the Nile was continued to Kerma, in order to evade the difficulties of the 3rd cataract; but the sirdar had conceived the bold project of cutting off the great angle of the Nile from Wadi Haifa to Abu Hamed, involving nearly 600 m.
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  • Kug-Aral, the largest, lies opposite the mouth of the Syr-darya, cutting off the Kichkinehdenghiz or Little Sea.
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  • The existence of this route, which traverses the Darwaz mountains from east to west, cutting off the northern bend of the Oxus, and connecting those easterly routes which intersect the Pamirs by means of the Ghund and Shakhdara (and which concentrate about Lake Shiwa) with Kolab in eastern Bokhara, is important.
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  • Meanwhile Sextus Pompeius made himself formidable by cutting off the supplies of grain from Rome.
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  • It is most picturesquely situated on a high bluff or peninsula, round the base of which flows the river Aar, thus completely cutting off the old town, save to the west.
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  • He at once arrested his march; but the pressure of famine in the capital, caused by the cutting off of supplies from Asia and the presence of the large Russian force, compelled Mahmud to yield, and on the 3rd of May a firman ceded Adana to Ibrahim under the pretext of appointing him muhassil, or collector of the revenue.
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  • (7) Kerithoth (" cutting off "), on excommunication, &c. (8) Me`ilah (" trespass "), on Lev.
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  • A writer of the Mahommedan faith says: - "Whenever an invading army has entered their territories, the Assamese have sheltered themselves in strong posts, and have distressed the enemy by stratagems, surprises and alarms, and by cutting off their provisions.
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  • The new allied offensive, therefore, begun all along the Serbian line on the 15th, and starting on the battle-front above mentioned (Golemi Vrh-Sivakobila-Obochna), resolved itself into a series of local combats with the object of cutting off as much as possible of Ivanov's rearguard detachments and of making strategic connexion with the Greek left at Pehchevo.
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  • This cutting off was caused largely by subsidence, though partly by marine action.
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  • For the French always followed him at a cautious distance, cutting off his stragglers, and restricting the area of his ravages by keeping flying columns all around his path.
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  • Medusa was the only one of the three who was mortal; hence Perseus was able to kill her by cutting off her head.
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  • Mourning is expressed by fasting, by shaving the head and face, or by cutting off the little finger.
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  • 1298), to explain, who coolly said that he thought it expedient to wink at one knave cutting off another, " whereat the king smiled and bade him return into Ireland."
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  • In order to correct this, the light after analysation is passed through another plate of quartz and then the sensitive tint may be more or less restored by cutting off some colour, the same for the whole field, by a Nicol's prism placed in the eyepiece of the telescope.
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  • This can be done by cutting off the chief maximum and using only the diffracted spectra for producing the image.
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  • The cutting off of the chief maximum can be effected by a suitable diaphragm in the back focal plane of the objective.
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  • The large loss of light, which is caused in dark-field illumination by the cutting off of the direct cone of rays, must be compensated by employing exceptionally strong sources.
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  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was at one time believed to act simply by cutting off the supply of oxygen to the tissues, but it also has a specific effect in producing paralysis of certain parts of the central nervous system, and hence its value as an anaesthetic; when given in small amounts mixed with air it produces a condition of exhilaration.
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  • In the end Kennedy opted to use a naval blockade of Cuba, cutting off military supplies to the island.
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  • Prune young tree heathers by cutting off half of last year's growth; this ensures a shapely plant in future years.
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  • naval blockade of Cuba, cutting off military supplies to the island.
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  • soften up Japan to the greatest extent by cutting off supplies from the south.
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  • I shall disguise myself by cutting off my lovely green whiskers.
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  • The tsar consented, and proposed that the coercion should take the form of a pacific blockade of the Morea, so as to force Ibrahim, by cutting off his supplies, to evacuate the country.
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  • The removal of the papal court from Rome to Avignon, however, not only reduced its prestige but increased the pope's chronic financial embarrassments, by cutting off the income from his own dominions, which he could no longer control, while the unsuccessful wars waged by John XXII., the palace building and the notorious luxury of some of his successors, served enormously to augment the expenses.
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  • crooked for the purpose, causing them to revolve in a quadrant of a cylinder under the sill, known as the drum; and they can be readily lowered by cutting off the flow from the upper pool and putting the drum in communication with the lower pool, which connexions can be adjusted by see-saw sluice-gates, so as to put the upper paddles in any intermediate position between vertical and horizontal (fig.
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  • Between the cell and the cloister gallery (A) is a passage or corridor (B), cutting off the inmate of the cell from all sound or movement which might interrupt his meditations.
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  • The most extreme disguise assumed by the Arthropod parapodium or appendage is that of becoming a mere stalk supporting an eye - a fact which did not obtain general credence until the experiments of Herbst in 1895, who found, on cutting off the eye-stalk of Palaemon, that a jointed antenna-like appendage was regenerated in its place.
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  • Perhaps he'll take pity on me someday, when it comes to cutting off a leg or an arm for me.
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  • If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
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  • The source of this contradiction lies in the fact that the historians studying the events from the letters of the sovereigns and the generals, from memoirs, reports, projects, and so forth, have attributed to this last period of the war of 1812 an aim that never existed, namely that of cutting off and capturing Napoleon with his marshals and his army.
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  • All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
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  • The aim of cutting off Napoleon and his army never existed except in the imaginations of a dozen people.
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  • The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
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  • Prior to these operations the American armies would soften up Japan to the greatest extent by cutting off supplies from the south.
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  • The leg cuffs should hug the baby's skin without cutting off circulation.
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  • Apply the fondant over the buttercream in an even circle, cutting off any excess frosting.
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  • Instead of cutting off uneven chunks of nail and possibly biting into the quick behind the nail, these tools smooth away thin layers of nail.
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  • Delphiniums can be made to bloom for several months by continually cutting off the spikes immediately after they have done flowering.
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  • If the central spike be removed, the side shoots will flower, and by thus cutting off the old flowers before they form seeds we cause fresh shoots to issue from the base, and to keep up a succession of bloom.
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  • If you prune your gardenia too soon, you'll end up cutting off the pretty blossoms.
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  • If you wait too long, you'll end up cutting off next year's flowers.
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  • Rugged, masculine and a bit rebellious, cutting off a favorite pair of Levi's may be the perfect summer wardrobe fix for Coed students and suburban men alike.
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  • You want to find jeans that hug your hips and waist without gapping at the waist or feeling like they're cutting off your circulation at the middle.
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  • A flexible band at the top of the stocking is comfortable and helps the stockings stay up without cutting off circulation.
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  • Loosen Up Sheets: If you like to sleep tightly wrapped in a blanket, this could be cutting off some of the circulation in your legs, leading to cramping.
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  • Testicular torsion is the twisting of a testis (testicle) such that the spermatic cord becomes twisted, cutting off blood flow to the testis.
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  • They can help heavily damaged hair by cutting off split or broken ends for a more planned look.
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  • If it means cutting off a few inches of your hair in favor of an easy style, then by all means, visit your stylist.
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  • The last consideration has to do with allowing the child to take his time adjusting to the process of breathing, as opposed to forcing him into breathing by cutting off his oxygen supply.
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  • If you are planning on cutting off more than eight inches of your hair, consider donating it instead of just tossing it away.
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  • When she sat down, she realized the bra was so tight, it was cutting off her circulation.
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  • One old-fashioned remedy is to tie a string around the base of the tag, cutting off the blood supply.
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