Defending sentence example

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  • He was defending her honor.
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  • Maybe he was defending surrogacy.
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  • I spent the night defending you against them.
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  • You still defending him?
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  • He wasn't defending himself, though.
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  • To her, the rifle was a method of defending herself or getting food when there would otherwise be none.
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  • He lived two hundred years ago, and was famous for his courage in defending his country.
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  • Men like Jake wouldn't want to die any other way than honorably defending people like you.
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  • He was good-natured when not crossed, generous to dependents who made themselves useful to him, and indefatigable in defending the cause of those who were oppressed by the systems with which he was at war.
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  • "I'm not defending him, by any means," she continued.
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  • He preferred this idea, except that it would mean he.d be defending her from Dark One.s minions and demons every minute of the rest of their lives together.
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  • It was a critical moment for the defending army.
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  • A similar fate overtook, on the same day, the 18th of May 1809, Captain Hermann von Hermannsdorf and his small garrison, who were defending the Predil fort.
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  • We heard reports that Prince Auersperg was defending Vienna? he said.
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  • More anger stirred as Jade bit his lip to keep from defending Kris.
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  • They went through an entire range of movements, from attacking to defending in motions that resembled a dance.
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  • Hear-tell he's one of the local lawyers defending some of the Philadelphia family's bad boys.
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  • How many men had died in the past month alone defending her?
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  • As worried as they were, they were resolved to defending their kingdom, no matter what the price.
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  • It was an inevitable result of such an education that Mill acquired many of his father's speculative opinions, and his father's way of defending them.
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  • A tremor of fear went through her, and Ully crept closer, as if she had half a chance of defending them.
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  • "They were defending it for a reason," another added.
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  • They have been called the Britons of the south, and their courage in defending their country and their intelligence amply justify the compliment.
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  • 2 The accused were prevented from defending themselves; a decree of the Convention denied them the right of speech.
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  • Andre de Foix, at the head of the French troops, laid siege to the town in 1521 and Ignatius was one of the defending garrison.
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  • But even more pressing than the call of the nation was the need of defending her own homes against the uprisings of the Indians within her borders.
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  • Of these bastards the most important is Robert, earl of Gloucester, upon whom fell the main burden of defending Matilda's title against Stephen.
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  • Apart from its importance in other respects, Bury's treatment of the subject has at any rate the merit of defending the traditional view of St Patrick's career.
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  • 31 Discorso Intorno alle Opere di Messer Gioseffe Zarlino, and followed it up in his famous Dialogo, defending the Pythagorean system in very unmeasured language.
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  • Ignacio, the church marking the spot where Ignatius de Loyola received his wound in defending the place against Andre de Foix in 1521.
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  • The Allies' plan was now unmistakably indicated, and concentration of the defending forces had become possible in consequence.
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  • ruse on the part of the defending enemy?
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  • In reply to Rudolf Hospinian's Concordia discors (1607), he wrote a work, rich in historical material but one-sided in its apologetics, Concordia concors (1614), defending the formula of Concord, which he regarded as inspired.
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  • Prince Auersperg is on this, on our side of the river, and is defending us--doing it very badly, I think, but still he is defending us.
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  • I figured you'd be so busy defending the scum of the earth you wouldn't have a minute to spare.
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  • In 1676, during " Bacon's Rebellion," a party of Virginians under Bacon's command killed about 150 Indians who were defending a fort on a hill a short distance east of the site of Richmond in the " Battle of Bloody Run," so called because the blood of the slain savages is said to have coloured the brook (or " run ") at the base of the hill.
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  • A league was formed binding merchants not to deal in goods of British origin; patriotic associations were established for the purpose of defending Venezuela against British aggression, and the militia were embodied.
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  • The defending side, in fact, came to be in a much more favourable position than was the attacking side in respect to diminishing the strain that is always experienced by fighting personnel when in close contact with an enemy even during periods of virtual inactivity.
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  • In defending his proposals Mr Disraeli gave full scope to his most characteristic gifts; he pelted his opponents right and left with sarcasms, taunts and epigrams. Gladstone delivered an unpremeditated reply, which has ever since been celebrated.
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  • For his zeal in defending the papal pretensions against the council of Pisa, in a series of works which were condemned by the Sorbonne and publicly burnt by order of King Louis XII., he obtained the bishopric of Gaeta, and in 1517 Pope Leo X.
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  • On his father's death in 912 he became duke of Saxony, which he ruled with considerable success, defending it from the attacks of the Sla y s and resisting the claims of the German king Conrad I.
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  • Strengthened by a considerable number of Christian Albanians, they rendered good service in defending Greece, and to some extent repressed the ravages of the Klephts; but their power and independence were disliked by the Turks.
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  • Returning from this mission, he pronounced an eloquent discourse in favour of the republic. His simple manners, easy speech, ardent temperament and irreproachable private life gave him great influence in Paris, and he was elected president of the Commune, defending the municipality in that capacity at the bar of the Convention on the 31st of October 1792.
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  • Prosper was a layman, but he threw himself with ardour into the religious controversies of his day, defending Augustine and propagating orthodoxy.
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  • The queen now sent Sforza to re-establish her authority in Rome, whence the Neapolitans had been expelled after the death of Ladislaus; Sforza entered the city and obliged the condottiere Braccio da Montone, who was defending it in the pope's name, to depart (1416).
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  • was equalled, when he took the side of Clement VII., by the ardour and resourcefulness which he displayed in defending the cause of the pope of Avignon; it was mainly to him that the latter owed his recognition by Castile, Aragon and Navarre.
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  • He also kept up his activity as a publicist, in 1814 defending in a detailed and somewhat biassed pamphlet the policy of the minister Montgelas, and he undertook critical studies in the history of the Jesuits.
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  • He is at his weakest in defending free will against Luther, and indeed he can hardly he said to enter on the metaphysical question.
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  • capable of building and defending strong cities.
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  • But these measures proved inadequate, and in 1533 the lord marcher, Ostafi Daszkiewicz, the hero of Kaniev, which he had successfully defended against a countless host of Turks and Tatars, was consulted by the diet as to the best way of defending the Ukraine permanently against such inroads.
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  • While the proprietor was absent defending his claims against Penn the English Revolution of 1688 was started.
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  • In the centre, the valleys of the Ohio, the Cumberland and the Tennessee were the battle-ground of large armies attacking and defending the south and south-eastern states of the Confederacy, while on and beyond the great waterway of the Mississippi was carried on the struggle for those interests, vital to either party, which depended on the mighty river and its affluents.
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  • The Spanish garrisons established in the coast towns, badly paid and left without reinforcements, had difficulty in defending themselves.
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  • His prejudice against Napier naturally produced retaliation, and Mark Napier in defending his ancestor has fallen into the opposite extreme of attempting to reduce Briggs to the level of a mere computer.
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  • On the 15th of September Howe crossed the East river above the city, captured 300 of the militia defending the lines and occupied the city.
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  • There was no proof that Parmenio was in any way implicated in the conspiracy, but he was not even afforded the opportunity of defending himself.
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  • The works of Tertullian, on the chronology of which a great deal has been written, and which for the most part do not admit of being dated with perfect certainty, fall into three classes - the apologetic, defending Christianity against paganism and Judaism; the polemical dogmatic, refuting heresies and heretics; and the ascetic or practical, dealing with points of morality and church discipline.
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  • Sir Herbert Maxwell won great fame by defending his castle of Carlaverock against Edward I.
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  • In 983, shortly before his death, she was appointed his viceroy in Italy; and was successful, in concert with the empress Theophano, widow of Otto II., and Archbishop Willigis of Mainz, in defending the right of her infant grandson, Otto III., to the German crown against the pretensions of Henry the Quarrelsome, duke of Bavaria.
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  • The Russians offered a strenuous resistance, defending Seidnitz, Gross Dobritz and Reick with their usual steadiness, and Ney was so far advanced that several generals at the Allied headquarters suggested a counter-attack of the centre by way of Strehlen, so as to cut off the French left from Dresden.
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  • And yet dissentient voices are sometimes heard defending war as if it were an end in itself.
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  • And it should be noticed that this idea was put forward, not by the pope with the object of increasing his power, but by the opinion of the Church with a view to defending the bishops against unjust sentences, and especially those inspired by the secular authority.
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  • It was then, towards the middle of the 8th century, that the pope, who already exercised a great influence over the Beginnings government of the city and province of Rome, of the defending her peacefully and with difficulty against Temporal the advancing Lombard conquests, saw that he Power.
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  • The ardour he had displayed in securing the recognition of Innocent and defending him against his enemies, particularly the anti-pope Anacletus and the kingdom of the Two Sicilies, involved him in a course which was not precisely favourable to the imperial rights.
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  • In full consciousness of his high-priestly dignity he set his face against these and all similar attempts; and his zeal and firmness in defending the authority and rights of the Holy See against the attacks of the conciliar and national parties within the Church deserve double recognition, in view of the eminently difficult circumstances of that period.
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  • Before the Seven Years' War the Quakers dominated the government, but from that time until the failure of the Whisky Insurrection (17g4) the more belligerent Scotch-Irish (mostly Presbyterians) were usually in the ascendancy, the reasons being the growing numerical strength of the Scotch-Irish and the increasing dissatisfaction with Quaker neglect of means of defending the province.
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  • He enjoyed a salary for defending the policy of Lord North's government, and held the lucrative post of London agent to Mahommed Ali, nabob of Arcot.
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  • Afterwards engaged in defending Hungary against the attacks of the Turks, he died on the 27th of October 1439 at Langendorf, and was buried at Stuhlweissenburg.
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  • The claim being granted by a large majority, he escaped to Belgium, where he issued a pamphlet defending his action during the Commune.
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  • On the night of the 4th of February 1899 the Filipinos attacked the American army which was defending the city, but were repulsed after suffering a heavy loss.
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  • Having an easy task in defending himself against Hobbes's trivial criticism, he seized the opportunity given him by the English translation of the De corpore to track Hobbes again step by step over the whole course, and now to confront him with his incredible inconsistencies multiplied by every new utterance.
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  • In September 1862, during General Lee's first invasion of the North, General IIIcClellan advised that the place be abandoned in order that the io,000 men defending it might be added to his fighting force, but General Halleck would not consent, so that when Lee needed supplies from the Shenandoah Valley he was blocked by the garrison, then under the command of Colonel Dixon S.
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  • A Rechtsanwalt, having studied law at a university for four years and having passed two state examinations, if desiring to practise must be admitted as defending counsel by the Arnlsgericht or Landgericht, or by both.
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  • For fifty years the main efforts of Louis were directed to defending his kingdom from the inroads of his Slavonic neighbors, and his detachment from the rest of the Empire necessitated by these constant engagements towards the east, gradually gave both him and his subjects a distinctive character, which was displayed and emphasized when, in ratifying an alliance with his half-brother, the West-Frankish king, Charles the Bald, the oath was sworn in different tongues.
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  • While Prussia was thus established on the Rhine, Austria, by exchanging the Netherlands for LombardoVenetia and abandoning her claims to the former Habsburg possessions in Swabia, definitively resigned to Prussia the task of defending the western frontier of Germany, while she strengthened her power in the south-east by recovering from Bavaria, Salzburg, Vorarlberg and Tirol.
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  • On the 26th of February 1908 the discussion on this bill was continued, Count Arnim defending it on the ground that conciliation had failed and other measures must now be triedl The Poles were aiming at raising their standard of civilization and learning and thus gradually expelling the Germans, and this, together with the rapid growth of the Polish population, constituted a grave danger.
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  • It became, with the Social Democrats, the most influential society which had been founded in Germany for defending the interests of a particular class; it soon numbered more than 200,000 members, including landed proprietors of all degrees.
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  • Au Bey, who had first distinguished himself by defending a caravan in Arabia against bandits, set himself the task of avenging the death of his former master Ibr~him, and All Bey.
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  • His "plan" for defending the city raised expectations doomed to disappointment; the successive sorties made under pressure of public opinion were unsuccessful, and having declared in one of his proclamations that the governor of Paris would never capitulate, when capitulation became inevitable he resigned the governorship of Paris on the 2 2nd of January 1871 to General Vinoy, retaining the presidency of the government until after the armistice in February.
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  • The resources of the state, which might better have been spent in defending the northern frontier against Sla y s and Huns and the eastern frontier against Persians, were consumed in the conquest of two countries which had suffered too much to be of any substantial value, and which, separated by language as well as by intervening seas, could not be permanently retained.
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  • He joined the committee for the defence of Governor Eyre in 1867; he also wrote in 1867 an article upon " shooting Niagara," that is, upon the tendency of the Reform Bill of that year; and in 1870 he wrote a letter defending the German case against France.
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  • He was continually engaged in theological controversy, and, by his advocacy of all efforts to promote the social, moral, and religious amelioration of the poorer classes and his chivalrous courage in defending those whom he held to be unjustly denounced, undoubtedly incurred much and grow- ing odium in influential circles.
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  • " The first duty of a modern theologian " he held to be " to study the Bible, not for the sake of making or defending systems out of it, but for the sake of discovering what it actually contains."
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  • against the Austrians in 1848; but after the coup d'etat at Naples he followed General Guglielmo Pepe in disobeying Ferdinand's order for the withdrawal of the troops, and proceeded to Venice to aid in defending that city.
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  • In 1795 he wrote thirteen letters (signed "Germanicus") defending the President in his attack on the American Jacobin or democratic societies.
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  • This step is said to have been taken at the instigation of Boniface, the Roman general in Africa; if true, Boniface soon repented of his action, and was found resisting the Vandals and defending Hippo Regius against them.
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  • A form Ath-Firdia, however, is connected with the ancient story of the warrior Cuchullain of Ulster, who, while defending the ford against the men of Connaught, was forced to slay many with whom he was on friendly terms, and among them the warrior Firdia, whom he regarded with special affection.
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  • 5, 6), show that, in defending these propositions, Gorgias availed himself of the arguments which Zeno had used to discredit the popular belief in the existence of the Many; in other words, that Gorgias turned the destructive logic of Zeno against the constructive ontology of Parmenides, thereby not only reducing Eleaticism to nothingness, but also, until such time as a better logic than that of Zeno should be provided, precluding all philosophical inquiry whatsoever.
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  • In 1805 Stewart published pamphlets defending Mr (afterwards Sir John) Leslie against the charges of unorthodoxy made by the presbytery of Edinburgh.
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  • In 65 B.C. he even thought of defending Catiline on a charge of extortion, and delivered two brilliant speeches on behalf of Gaius Cornelius, tribune in 67 B.C., a leader of the democratic party.
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  • Sometimes he had a bad client; he naïvely confesses the straits to which he was put when defending Scamander (Clu.
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  • He thought of defending Catiline, though he says that his guilt is clear as noon-day (Att.
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  • He then took the degree of doctor in divinity, defending as his thesis the two propositions: Nullum fidei Christianae dogma, in Sacris Scripturis traditum, est rectae rationi dissentaneum, and Sine actionum humanarum libertate nulla potest esse religio.
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  • In the first year of his reign all the strong places of Kinnesrin and Mesopotamia were formed into a special province, which received the name of al-`Awasim ("the defending fortresses"), with Manbij (Hierapolis) as its capital.
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  • The line now held by the Italians (27th and 9th Divs.) was the last bulwark defending the plains in this sector, and both here and across the Astico the Austrians made a great effort to break through.
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  • At the time of the Reformation the imperial towns, like most of the others, stood forward as champions of the new cause and did valuable service in upholding and defending it.
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  • This armed body, consisting of over fifty men, surrounded a log cabin and shot down two of the supposed cattle " rustlers," the latter defending themselves bravely.
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  • Towards dawn the fire died down, and it was thought on some parts of the defending front that the bad weather had counselled a delay in the attack.
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  • But it gave also to the defending troops the chance to re-make at once a shaken reputation.
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  • The defending troops were subjected to a very severe trial and some of them failed.
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  • After a good deal of fighting in Venetia, he joined Manin in Venice and took command of the defending army.
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  • For about two years his task was that of "defending a frontier of more than 350 m.
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  • After defending itself against the kingdom of Bosporus, and the native Scythians and Tauri, and even extending its power over the west coast of the peninsula, it was compelled to call in the aid of Mithradates VI.
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  • The charges rapidly accumulated, but Bacon still looked upon them as party moves, and was in hopes of defending himself.'
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  • Under a convention signed at Constantinople on the 4th of June 1878, Great Britain engaged to join the sultan of Turkey in defending his Asiatic possessions (in certain contingencies) against Russia, and the sultan, " in order to enable England to make necessary provision for executing her engagement," consented to assign the island of Cyprus to be occupied and administered by England.
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  • For these favours, conferred upon him by his patron with no stinted hand, his thanks were expressed in a most remarkable manner; he published a letter defending the cardinal from the charge of ingratitude which was often brought against him, by enumerating the benefits that he and his family had received from him (April 1655).
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  • Whilst they remain with her she is peculiarly vicious and aggressive, defending them with the greatest courage and energy, and when robbed of them is terrible in her rage; but she has been known to desert them when pressed, and even to eat them when starved.
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  • At the request of his friends he devoted a fortnight to applying the same method to the first or metaphysical part of Descartes's philosophy, and the sketch was published in 1663, with an appendix entitled Cogitata metaphysica, still written from a Cartesian standpoint (defending, for example, the freedom of the will), but containing hints of his own doctrine.
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  • He had, therefore, guaranteed the Pragmatic Sanction with the deliberate intention of defending it.
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  • On June 27 and 28 and on July 1 and 3 Eck disputed with Carlstadt on the subjects of grace, free will and good works, ably defending the Roman Semipelagian standpoint.
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  • The Seven Years' War might well, moreover, have been another Thirty Years' War if Pitt had not furnished Frederick with an annual subsidy of £700,000, and in addition relieved him of the task of defending western Germany against France.
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  • When next year the question of general warrants was raised in connexion with the case of Wilkes, Pitt vigorously maintained their illegality, thus defending at once the privileges of Parliament and the freedom of the press.
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  • On the 8th of December 1837 a meeting was held at Faneuil Hall to express the sentiments of the people on the murder of Elijah P. Lovejoy, at Alton, Illinois, for defending his press from a proslavery mob.
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  • To his time belong a number of other heroes whose exploits are recorded in English and Northern tradition, amongst whom we may mention Wudga (Vidigoia), Hama and several others, who in Widsith are represented as defending their country against the Huns in the forest of the Vistula.
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  • But Maximilian was incapable of defending her, and in 1491 the young duchess found herself compelled to treat with Charles VIII.
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  • In 1861, just after the Civil War had broken out in America, Motley wrote two letters to The Times defending the Federal position, and these letters, afterwards reprinted as a pamphlet entitled Causes of the Civil War in America, made a favourable impression on President Lincoln.
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  • An understanding was arrived at with several officers levied for the service of the archduke, that they should return at once to England when occasion arose of defending the Roman Catholic cause.
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  • Nevertheless, the court found the address so voted inadmissible; whereupon, on Dcak's motion, the Hungarian diet drew up a second address vigorously defending the rights of the nation, and solemnly protesting against the usurpations of the Austrian government.
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  • The constitution of 1844 declared that: "All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty ..."
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  • Christian suppressed his political opponents under the pretence of defending an ecclesiastical system which in his heart he despised.
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  • A county council has the same power of opposing bills in parliament and of prosecuting or defending any legal proceedings necessary = for the promotion or protection of the interests of the inhabitants of a county as are conferred on the council m legal of a municipal borough by the Borough Funds Act 1872, with this difference, that in order to enable them to oppose a bill in parliament at the cost of the county rate, it is not necessary to obtain the consent of the owners and ratepayers within the county.
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  • Peter throughout is represented as defending the, uovapxia of God against Simon's attacks on it (e.g.
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  • By his vast expenditure, ascribable not only to his wars in Italy, his incessant embassies, and the necessity of defending himself in the Comtat Venaissin against the incursions of the adventurous Raymond of Turenne, but also to his luxurious tastes and princely habits, as well as by his persistent refusal to refer the question of the schism to a council, he incurred general reproach.
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  • He took an active part in all the great political and religious affairs of his time, and was especially energetic in defending and extending the rights of the church and of the metropolitans in general, and of the metropolitan of the church of Reims in particular.
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  • There is nothing in the book inconsistent with Swift's professed and real character as a sturdy Church of England parson, who accepted the doctrines of his Church as an essential constituent of the social order around him, battled for them with the fidelity of a soldier defending his colours, and held it no part of his duty to understand, interpret, or assimilate them.
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  • On his return from Rome in broken health after two years' absence, his son Manus, who had proved himself a capable leader in defending his country against the O'Neills, retained the chief authority.
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  • He also prepared monographs upon the Civil War, defending his own action.
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  • Two and a half miles to the south are strong fortified works defending the entrance to the Sea of Azov.
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  • In 1849 he wrote a preface to a new edition of Clarkson's Life of William Penn, defending the Quaker statesman against Macaulay's criticisms. In 1850 he married Jane Martha, eldest daughter of the famous Dr Arnold of Rugby.
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  • The Irish party used every opportunity in and oul of parliament for resenting this act, and Forster was kept constantly on the move between Dublin and London, conducting his campaign against crime and anarchy and defending it in the House of Commons.
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  • On the native question he held a consistently strong attitude, defending their rights, and uncompromisingly opposing the native liquor traffic. In 1901 he went to the Transvaal as chief justice of that colony.
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  • In a speech in the Senate defending Van Buren against an attack by Henry Clay, Marcy made the unfortunate remark that " to the victors belong the spoils of the enemy," and thereby became widely known as a champion of the proscription of political opponents.
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  • The active part which Newton had taken in defending the legal privileges of the university against the encroachments of the crown had probably at least equal weight with his scientific reputation when his friends chose him as a candidate for a seat in parliament as one of the representatives of the university.
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  • The task of reconstruction was to be left to Henry of Anjou: his predecessor was only remembered as an example of the evil that may be done by a weak man who has been reckless enough to seize a throne which he is incapable of defending.
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  • In the last period of his life he was more set on defending what he already enjoyed, and perfecting the details of administration in his reahns, than on taking new adventures in hand.
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  • When Philip of Valois refused battle in the open, and confined his operations to defending fortified towns, or stockading himself in entranched camps, the allies drifted off, leaving the king with his English troops in force too small to accomplish anything.
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  • Margaret believed herself to be defending the rights ~ of her son against a would-be usurper.
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  • The Dialogues (1563) of Bernardino Ochino, while defending the Trinity, stated objections and difficulties with a force which captivated many.
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  • 173) that, when the Greeks discovered the existence of this passage, they gave up all thoughts of defending Tempe.
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  • appointed him to the bishopric of Oxford in 1686, and he in turn forwarded the king's policy, especially by defending; the royal right to appoint Roman Catholics to office.
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  • In 1830 he entered the lists as a party writer, defending in a series of letters to the National, a Parisian journal, the United States against a string of charges brought against them by the Revue Britannique; and for the rest of his life he continued skirmishing in print, sometimes for the national interest, sometimes for that of the individual, and not infrequently for both at once.
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  • For example, we find him arguing for the legitimacy of judicial punishments and military service against an over-literal interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount; and he took an important part in giving currency to the distinction between evangelical " counsels " and " commands," and so defending the life of marriage and temperate enjoyment of natural good against the attacks of the more extravagant advocate of celibacy and self-abnegation; although he fully admitted the superiority of the latter method of avoiding the contamination of sin.
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  • It possesses a few manufactures (leather, candles, beer, shoes, bricks), and carries on a considerable trade, but has always been of importance mainly as a military post, defending one of the most frequented passages of the Dniester.
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  • To the north of the town is the monument of the Kirk-lar, or "forty heroes," who fell defending Daghestan against the Arabs in 728; and to the south lies the seaward extremity of the Caucasian wall (50 m.
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  • Clinton returned, however, early in 1780, and, as he surrounded the city on all sides with an overwhelming force, General Benjamin Lincoln, who was defending it with about 7000 men, surrendered (May 12) to avoid certain destruction.
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  • On the 26th of September he was re-elected by the same departments; on the 11th of October the law decreeing the banishment of the Bonapartes was abrogated; on the 26th he made a speech in the Assembly defending his position as a pretender, and cut such a sorry figure that Antony Thouret contemptuously withdrew the amendment by which he had intended to bar him from rising to the presidency.
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  • Yet, in spite of the heroic defence of Thermopylae by the Spartan king Leonidas, the glory of the decisive victory at Salamis fell in great measure to the Athenians, and their patriotism, self-sacrifice and energy contrasted strongly with the hesitation of the Spartans and the selfish policy which they advocated of defending the Peloponnese only.
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  • Despite all this, Charles spoke authoritatively in his capitularies, and though incapable of defending western France, coveted other crowns and looked obstinately eastwards.
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  • limited himself to defending the towns and exhausting the enemy without taking dangerous risks.
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  • Turin, the capital of Piedmont, was taken by Henri de Lorraine, comte dHarcourt; the alliance with rebellious portugal facilitated the occupation of Roussillon and almost the whole of Catalonia, and Spain was reduced to defending herself; while the embarrassments of the Habsburgs at Madrid made those of Vienna more tractable.
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  • The old courtier Maurepas, jealous of Turgot and desirous of remaining a minister himself, refrained from defending his colleague; and when Turgot, who never knew how to give in, spoke of establishing assemblies of freeholders in the communes and the provinces, in order to relax the tension of over-centralization, Louis XVI., who never dared to pass from sentiment to action, sacrificed his minister to the rancour of the queen, as he had already sacrificed Malesherbes (1776).
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  • The Assemblys cry of the country in danger (July Ix) proved to the nation that the king was incapable of defending France against the foreigner; and the appeal of the federal volunteers in Paris gave to the opposition, together, with the war-song of the Marseillaise, the army which had been refused by Louis XVI., now disarmed.
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  • Pitt was now very zealous in defending the interests of his employers against the new East India Company, and in protecting their settlements from the attacks of the natives; in directing the commercial undertakings of the company he also appears to have been very successful.
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  • It was agreed that during the first years of the regency, Canovas and Sagasta would assist each other in defending the institutions and the dynasty.
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  • He was commissioned a major of infantry in the Massachusetts militia in April 1776; was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of artillery in November; was stationed at Castle William, defending Boston harbour, and finally received command of this fort.
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  • He took a prominent part in the discussions on the new Prussian constitution, always defending the power of the king.
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  • Bismarck depended for his position solely on the confidence of the king, and the necessity for defending himself against the attempts to destroy this confidence added greatly to the suspiciousness of his nature.
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  • Basil's policy was to make the great Armenian fortresses, garrisoned by imperial troops, the first line of defence on his eastern frontier; but it failed in the hands of his feeble successors, who thought more of converting heretical Armenia than of defending its frontier.
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  • He sat in the Cortes Constituyentes of 1869 as a doctrinaire Conservative, combating all Radical and democratic reforms, and defending the exiled Bourbons; but he abstained from voting when the Cortes elected Amadeus king on the 16th of November 1870.
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  • But pitying him, defending him, helping him command his own men … The vamp was right, and she hated to admit it.
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  • "He kept the Council focused on defending humanity and not killing each other," Kris replied.
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  • He'd returned coarse and violent, the opposite of the man Kris was.  But he hadn't run away, even when openly scorned by those around him.  Rhyn hadn't backed down when defending a woman they all were bound by Immortal Code to protect.  Rhyn was the reason the Immortals had survived Darkyn's attack at the castle.
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  • Rhyn watched, torn between defending his brother as he'd done before and letting Kris go.  Even in Hell, Rhyn comforted himself with the knowledge that he'd protected his brothers.
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  • She'd have trouble defending herself in his mansion without the sixth sense that helped her track the vamps prowling around her.
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  • betoken an approach to the standpoint I have been defending.
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  • A series of union branch meetings will now take place, which will also discuss voting on defending pensions.
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  • He quickly stamped his authority on the match and in a few minutes had knocked out the defending champ without reply 4-0.
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  • defending champion Ron Jones from Wales found himself in a slightly strange situation.
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  • Westwood said she was supporting the campaign and defending habeus corpus.
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  • On the 26th of October at the Oxford county court we will be defending the legal case for the boatyard.
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  • decry the fact that some American intellectuals no longer believe in America's role of defending the West.
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  • Indeed, defending defamation there is altogether a very much tougher and more expensive business than in the UK.
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  • defending liberty in the Land of the Free, and would succeed.
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  • defending what Milo s evi ć did.
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  • defending especially in the second half allowed the opposition to score, the overall result being 30 points to 12.
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  • departed souls of many great warriors, who died defending the Pass, lie there.
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  • downtrodden workers do a good job of defending themselves.
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  • With some stout defending Matty A and Alex dealing with Hindley Town little dynamo and Charlie tackling hard exceeding in his captain's role.
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  • British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is defending Britain's policy of what is called " constructive engagement " with Iran's Islamic government.
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  • opposing the ban on the DHKC, defending freedom of thought means opposing fascism.
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  • Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties, defending against damaging free radicals generated during the inflammatory response, sepsis or stress.
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  • gloomy about the long-term prospects about defending the Islands.
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  • Team A move all of their players up to half way line except their defending goalkeeper.
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  • handball decision was given against Gary Lynn who appeared to be pushed in the back whilst defending a cross from the left.
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  • Siege gives the player the task of defending a castle, with the objective of stopping an invasion from an endless horde of undead.
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  • When he was not hurling himself at the entire Hearts defense he was back defending.
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  • Such behavior will usually be deliberately hurtful, repeated over a period of time and the victim will have difficulty defending themselves.
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  • The cost of defending these claims aside from the eventual damages award is often beyond the pocket of all but the wealthiest individuals.
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  • If you are practicing traditional karate then your training will be geared toward defending yourself from a violent and untrained attacker at close range.
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  • The moment the game begins, you're in a starship defending a war-torn planet Earth from a ravaging alien race called the krill.
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  • libertytary of State Patricia Hewitt even wrote a book defending civil liberties called The Abuse of Power once.
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  • The two council officers who turned up for the eviction were I think a little miffed to see me defending the case.
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  • During the 1930s she wrote several articles defending socialism.
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  • The departed souls of many great warriors, who died defending the Pass, lie there.
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  • Nevertheless, solid defending had most of the crowd predicting a goalless stalemate.
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  • Go-Daigo despatched his favored general to capture the fortress of Fujishima where stalwart warrior monks were defending a wooden stockade.
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  • The restart of play following a stoppage for an offside offense, is an indirect free kick to the defending team.
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  • Tuesday 30th May 2006 Defending a younger person from someone who seems to be using bullying tactics to get their way, is possible.
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  • And time away from home meant a delay in defending herself from Robert's increasingly cruel taunts.
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  • However, Mr Wagner announced he would be defending himself to save the taxpayer footing his legal aid bill.
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  • A Doctorate is awarded on the basis of defending a thesis (tesis) as in the UK.
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  • The way they were defending for their lives (in the second half) shows togetherness.
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  • Red attacker No. 7 is attacking down the left wing touchline and shoots the ball toward the defending teams ' goal.
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  • trill call is an aggressive call and is interspersed with the advertisement call possibly as a means of defending the calling site.
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  • Town, defending deep, were reduced to the occasional foray upfield as Blackpool continued to show more application.
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  • writeing the 1930s she wrote several articles defending socialism.
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  • Yet, most people are in the Matrix - defending house prices with evangelical zeal.
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  • As the heresy consisted chiefly in defending the clergy on grounds of reason instead of authority, the proceeding does not show any great enlightenment on Waynflete's part.
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  • Accordingly, Belisarius invaded Sicily; and, after storming Naples and defending Rome for a year against almost the entire strength of the Goths in Italy, he concluded the war by the capture of Ravenna, and with it of the Gothic king Vitiges.
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  • First he attempted to hold Vienna against the imperial troops, and, after the capitulation, hastened to Pressburg to offer his services to Kossuth, first defending himself, in a long memorial, from the accusations of treachery to the Polish cause and of aristocratic tendencies which the more fanatical section of the Polish emigrant Radicals repeatedly brought against him.
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  • The Bourbonists in Calabria, utterly disorganized, broke before the invincible red-shirts, and the 40,000 men defending the Salerno-Avellino line made no better resistance, being eventually ordered to fall back on the Volturno.
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  • Suspicion was not aroused until March 1883, when Mancini, in defending himself against strictures upon his refusal to co-operate with Great Britain in Egypt, practically revealed the existence of the treaty, thereby irritating France and destroying Depretiss secret hope of finding in the triple alliance the advantage of an Austro-German guarantee without the disadvantage of French en.mity.
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  • By the preliminary peace of San Stefano the Slavophil aspirations seemed to be realized, but the stipulations of that peace were considerably modified by the congress of Berlin (13th June to 13th July 1878), at which the aged chancellor held nominally the post of first plenipotentiary, but left to the second plenipotentiary, Count Shuvalov, not only the task of defending Russian interests, but also the responsibility and odium for the concessions which Russia had to make to Great Britain and Austria.
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  • On that occasion Bismarck helped Gorchakov to ward off the threatened intervention of France and England, and he thereby founded the cordial relations which subsisted between the cabinets of Berlin and St Petersburg down to 1878, and which contributed powerfully to the creation of the German empire by defending the Prussian cabinet against the jealousy and enmity of Austria and France.
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  • Even now he would listen to no offers of compromise, and after defending Stralsund with desperate courage till it was a mere rubbish heap, returned to Sweden after an absence of 14 years.
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  • In 1687 he made the daring innovation of lecturing in German instead of Latin, and in the following year published a monthly periodical (Scherzhafte and ernsthafte, verniinftige and einfdltige Gedanken ilber allerhand lustige and niitzliche Bucher and Fragen) in which he ridiculed the pedantic weaknesses of the learned, taking the side of the Pietists in their controversy with the orthodox, and defending mixed marriages of Lutherans and Calvinists.
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  • Like Poland two centuries later, Hungary had ceased to be a civilized autonomous state because her prelates and her magnates, uncontrolled by any higher authority, and too ignorant or corrupt to look beyond their own immediate interests, abandoned themselves to the exclusive enjoyment of their inordinate privileges, while openly repudiating their primal obligation of defending the state against extraneous enemies.
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  • In 1689 he concluded with the Celestial empire the treaty of Nerchinsk, by which the line of the Amur, as far as its tributary the Gorbitsa, was retroceded to China because of the impossibility of seriously defending it.
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  • The first production of Addison's Cato was made by the Whigs the occasion of a great demonstration of indignation against the peace, and by Bolingbroke for presenting the actor Booth with a purse of fifty guineas for "defending the cause of liberty against a perpetual dictator" (Marlborough): In the terms granted to England there was perhaps little to criticize.
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  • After the flight of the usurper Alexius, and when the blind Isaac, whose claims the crusaders were defending, had been taken by the Greeks from prison a;nd placed on the throne, Villehardouin, with Montmorency and two Venetians, formed the embassy sent to arrange terms. He was again similarly distinguished when it became necessary to remonstrate with Alexius, the blind man's son and virtual successor, on the nonkeeping of the terms. Indeed Villehardouin's talents as a diplomatist seem to have been held in very high esteem, for later, when the Latin empire had become a fact, he was charged with the delicate business of mediating between the emperor Baldwin and Boniface, marquis of Montferrat, in which task he had at least partial success.
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  • On re-entering Milan Charles Albert was badly received and reviled as a traitor by the Republicans, and although he declared himself ready to die defending the city the municipality treated with Radetzky for a capitulation; the mob, urged on by the demagogues, made a savage demonstration against him at the Palazzo Greppi, whence he escaped in the night with difficulty and returned to Piedmont with his defeated armp. The French Republic offered to intervene in the spring of 1848, but Charles Albert did not desire foreign aid, the more so as in this case it would have had to be paid for by the cession of Nice and Savoy.
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  • Relics for the same reason were abhorred by the Manicheans; the Catholics defending them on the ground that the bodies of saints participate in a divine virtue and have a power of making men whole and working miracles in the same manner as had the cloak of Elijah (2 Kings ii.
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  • Sometimes he had a bad client; he naïvely confesses the straits to which he was put when defending Scamander (Clu.
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  • These writings were used as a quarry by the compilers and dilettanti of later times, such as Pliny, Plutarch, Gellius, Festus, Macrobius, and by Christian champions like Tertullian, Arnobius and Augustine, who did not disdain to seek in heathen literature the means of defending their faith.
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  • The constitution of 1844 declared that " All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty ...
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  • At this time he took the current advanced Radical views of both Irish and foreign policy, hating "coercion," disliking the occupation of Egypt, and prominently defending the Transvaal settlement after Majuba.
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  • Once a benefit is established, it creates a constituency fiercely dedicated to defending it.
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  • The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
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  • (This Frenchman and one of the German princes serving with the Russian army were discussing the siege of Saragossa and considering the possibility of defending Moscow in a similar manner.)
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  • Natasha was the first to speak, defending her husband and attacking her brother.
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  • Was it deliberate, an accident, or a propaganda ruse on the part of the defending enemy?
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  • And time away from home meant a delay in defending herself from Robert 's increasingly cruel taunts.
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  • The trill call is an aggressive call and is interspersed with the advertisement call possibly as a means of defending the calling site.
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  • The Women 's Rugby union team despite a slow start produced some stalwart defending to deny varsity rivals any points at all.
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  • He was martyred by fanatics for defending the veneration of icons.
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  • The army was unable to debilitate the enemy, so they must now focus solely on defending themselves.
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  • Some particularly aggressive cats will attempt to cut off the new pet from the feeding area as a way of defending their territory from intruders.
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  • Some people get so wrapped up in defending their own position on a certain issue that they don't consider their spouse's point of view.
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  • Sometimes it's hard to know if the person is defending you because he or she may never tell you that someone else was talking bad about you so your feelings won't get hurt (another attribute of a good friend).
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  • This divorce is getting nasty fast, as Sir Paul goes from defending his wife from gold digger accusations to sending her legal letters about removing cleaning products from the house.
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  • With the latest allegations, you can bet Paul McCartney won't take this lying down, with his lawyers saying, "ur client will be defending these allegations vigorously and appropriately."
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  • In both cases, it seems, that Kid Rock was defending someone else.
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  • With the misbehavior of movie stars and musicians running rampant these days, Kid Rock sockin' it to a disrespectful Tommy Lee and defending a female friend in what has been reported as a "heated exchange" doesn't seem so bad comparatively.
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  • With the Internet bringing people together for all sorts of reasons, it's no surprise that fans of Marie Osmond have been defending her against all the claims that she's gone overboard with her cosmetic procedures.
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  • The dissertation is a body of work defending a concept or theory that you support in your area of business.
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  • The key to defending a dissertation is not to convince the panel that you are correct but to convince the panel that you are an expert and have done the work.
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  • Access to discounts is just one of the perks of dedicating yourself to the defending your country.
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  • Basically, it's because society is not going to cut them any slack for nipping a child, or even for defending themselves if attacked.
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  • Based on the television series and movie of the same name, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command gets you to take control Buzz as he flies across the universe, defending good and defeating evil.
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  • This could range from taking out a radio to defending a tank.
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  • Most involve a character that is trapped inside a empty house or a desolate town with little to no means of defending themselves.
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  • You spend a lot of time battling enemies and defending territories.
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  • If cheat codes aren't your kind of thing, then have a look at these two Star Wars unlockables that will reward you for defending the Rebel Alliance!
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  • They are also important in defending the body against pathogens.
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  • Your brains will get you further than your brawns when it comes to defending yourself against personal invasions.
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  • She may be choosing to ignore your advice in order to keep you defending her honor.
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  • Romantic gift basket ideas for soldiers are perfect to send to your loved one who is defending our country.
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  • If you've found a video that seems to have people up in arms either defending the video or mocking it, you've likely got a good one on your hands.
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  • While each message board has its own rules about behavior, courtesy and respect; these rules may be overlooked by ardent fans defending or attacking something they love or hate.
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  • Roland ends up in jail after defending Roxy against a drunk.
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  • For a player, a "good game" is defined by winning or losing, getting the most points, scoring or defending well.
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  • On November 11, 1918, a treaty was signed in Rethondes, France between German military officials and officials of the allied forces defending Western Europe.
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  • Under the bodily injury liability portion of a policy, legal costs of defending a legal action by the injured parties is covered.
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  • Legal expenses - Your policy will also provide assistance with legal expenses involved in pursuing or defending against a claim.
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  • This type of policy also covers claims for property damage and legal fees associated with defending a lawsuit.
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  • Charlie Sheen reportedly had huge reservations about the children appearing on camera, so Denise found herself defending her decision to allow her entire family to participate in the show.
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  • In one episode, Seagal takes some time to teach his deputy team some Aikido techniques for real-world applications, like defending against or disarming a gun.
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  • Cooper Hawkes (Rodney Rowland) is an in-vitro, sentenced by a judge to the Marines for defending himself from an attempted lynching.
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  • As they close in, Will accidently kills one defending his mother, and is forced to run.
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  • Odo became the first to kill one of his own people when defending Deep Space Nine from an attack.
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  • Dualla Adama - Dualla was a bridge officer who married Lee and left him when he couldn't give up Starbuck or defending Baltar.
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  • The stewards are tasked with defending Gondor until the King returns.
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  • He terrifies Frodo, but manages to pull himself back from the abyss and dies defending the Hobbits.
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  • Horrified at his own actions, Boromir bid them to run before he turned on the monsters approaching and died defending the escaping hobbits.
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  • Instead of working to just eliminate wrinkles, it also works to restore the health of your skin, unclogging your pores and giving your face a chance at naturally defending itself.
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  • At the start of World War II, before the United States entered the war, a group of civilian pilots came together to offer their services in defending the United States from the threats of foreign invaders.
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  • Then again, maybe he was still defending his fight for Alex.
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  • But pitying him, defending him, helping him command his own men … The vamp was right, and she hated to admit it.
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  • This time, he wasn't a fever-riddled man incapable of defending her.
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  • Curiously, Apotheosis is used by the Latin Christian poet, Prudentius (c. 400), as the title of a poem defending orthodox views on the person of Christ and other points of doctrine - the affectation of a decadent age.
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  • The same year he was named one of the justices of the peace for his borough; and on the grant of a new charter showed great zeal in defending the rights of the commoners, and succeeded in procuring an alteration in the charter in their favour, exhibiting much warmth of temper during the dispute and being committed to custody by the privy council for angry words spoken against the mayor, for which he afterwards apologized.
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  • He was to draw up a written treatise, stating the course he proposed, and defending it by arguments from scripture, the fathers and the decrees of general councils.
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  • In 1681 Anglesey wrote A Letter from a Person of Honour in the Country, as a rejoinder to the earl of Castlehaven, who had published memoirs on the Irish rebellion defending the action of the Irish and the Roman Catholics.
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  • In defending the town of Antrim against the rebels in 1798 O'Neill received wounds from which he died on the 18th of June, being succeeded as Viscount O'Neill by his son Charles Henry St John (1779-1841), who in 1800 was created Earl O'Neill.
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  • Napoleon determined that he, like all the Bonapartist rulers, should act merely as a Napoleonic satrap. They were to be to him what the counts of the marches were to Charlemagne, warlike feudatories defending the empire or overawing its prospective foes.
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  • The road is covered by the fortress of Malborgeth, where Captain Hensel with a handful of men met with a heroic death defending the place against an overwhelming French force in the campaign of 1809.
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  • In the middle ages it was a strong fortress defending the confines of Piedmont towards Liguria, but the fortifications on the rock above the town were demolished in 1800 by the French, to whom it had been ceded in 1796.
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  • When McClellan entered upon his Peninsular Campaign in 1862 the important duty of defending Washington from the army of "Stonewall" Jackson fell to the corps commanded by Banks.
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  • The earlier doctors who avail themselves of Aristotle's works, while bowing to his authority implicitly in matters of logic, are generally found defending a Christianized Platonism against the doctrine of the Metaphysics.
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  • It had always been assumed during previous discussions on the question that warships adventuring the passage would try a rush, that they would endeavour to steam by the, batteries and drive the `defending gunners from their guns by concentrated fire.
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  • His adversary had perforce to disperse the defending troops, so that on the morning when the land campaign started two of the Turkish divisions (3rd and lath) were watching the outer coast on the Asiatic side, two (5th and 7th) were near Bulair to provide against a landing at the neck of the Peninsula, while the remaining two (9th and 19th) under Essad Pasha guarded the places where, in the event, the Allied army made its appearance.
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  • The defending side had also, no doubt, suffered heavily in casualties, especially on Sari Bair; but the Turkish commander-in-chief could fairly claim that, if some ground had been lost, he had held his own in a contest in which his adversary had enjoyed some notable advantages at the start.
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  • (1888); Essays on the Higher Education (1899), defending the "old" (Yale) system against the Harvard or "new" education, as praised by George H.
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  • At the close of the month he resigned his p ost on being elected, in spite of his youth, a deputy to the Convention by the department of Seine-et-Oise, and he began his legislative career by defending the conduct of the Commune during the massacres.
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  • And even during the first years of the harsh Lombard rule the need recognized by these oppressors of defending the Italian coast from the attacks of the Byzantines was favourable to the development of the Pisan navy.
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  • In defending the new scheme he spoke incessantly, and amazed the House by his mastery of detail, his intimate acquaintance with the commercial needs of the country, and his inexhaustible power of exposition.
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  • Gladstone, in defending the government against Roebuck, rebuked in dignified and significant terms the conduct of men who, " hoping to escape from punishment, ran away from duty."
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  • In January 1810 Napoleon annexed the island of Walcheren, alleging that Louis had not done his share in defending the interests of France at the time of the British Walcheren expedition (1809).
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  • The nomad not only domesticates and turns to his own use the gentler and more powerful animals, such as sheep, cattle, horses, camels, but even turns some predatory creatures, like the dog, into a means of defending their natural prey.
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  • Why, the French have crossed the bridge that Auersperg was defending, and the bridge was not blown up: so Murat is now rushing along the road to Brunn and will be here in a day or two.
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