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  • France, Spain and the Empire were competing with each other in power to the detriment of smaller states.

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  • The Hyksos, in whom Josephus recognized the children of Israel, worshipped their own Syrian deity, identifying him with the Egyptian god Seth, and endeavoured to establish his cult throughout Egypt to the detriment of the native gods.

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  • For the theoretical side he read all the text-books which he could find, somewhat to the detriment of his ordinary school studies.

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  • conferred the crown of Sicily on Charles of Anjou to the detriment of Manfred, from whom the French won the kingdom at the battle of Benevento.

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  • found that the Schleswig-Holstein question might be reopened to the detriment of his Hanoverian possessions.

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  • An army gains a victory, and at once the rights of the conquering nation have increased to the detriment of the defeated.

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  • By gardeners the bullfinch has long been regarded as a deadly enemy, from its undoubted destruction of the buds of fruit-trees in spring-time, though whether the destruction is really so much of a detriment is by no means so undoubted.

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  • The king, either apprehensive of a rupture with Austria, or fearing detriment to the prerogatives of the Prussian crown should he accept this dignity at the hands of a democracy, refused the offer.

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  • might dream of extending their transmarine possessions to the detriment of their suzerain at Paris.

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  • The introduction of English officials and English influence into all the administrative departments was resented by the native officials, and the action of the irrigation officers in preventing the customary abuses of the distribution of water was resented by the great landowners, who had been, from time immemorial, in the habit of taking as much as they wanted, to the detriment of the fellahin.

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  • The increasing numbers arriving by this means, however, provoked serious hostility in the Pacific coast states, especially in San Francisco, and to remedy the difficulty Congress inserted a clause in the general immigration act of the 10th of February 1907 which provides that whenever the president is satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to any other country than the United States, or to any of its insular possessions, or to the Canal Zone, " are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labour conditions therein," he may refuse to admit them.

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  • There was also a considerable amount of new legislatiofl with the object of protecting the minor subjects of the crown, and the system of trial by jurors was advanced to the detriment of the absurd old practices of trial by ordeal and trial by wager of battle.

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  • For the most part this is founded on Dutch models, and testifies in a high degree to the king's progressive aims. Provision was made for the better education of the lower, and the restriction of the political influence of the higher clergy; there were stern prohibitions against wreckers and "the evil and unchristian practice of selling peasants as if they were brute beasts"; the old trade gilds were retained, but the rules of admittance thereto made easier, and trade combinations of the richer burghers, to the detriment of the smaller tradesmen, were sternly forbidden.

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  • The factories of the United States, unduly developed by an extreme system of protection, sought in Canada a slaughter market for their surplus products, to the detriment or destruction of Canadian industries.

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  • To meet the objections of some inveterate cavillers, I may as well state, that if I dined out occasionally, as I always had done, and I trust shall have opportunities to do again, it was frequently to the detriment of my domestic arrangements.

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  • He took little part in, though he probably sympathized with, the debates on the measure known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, whereby the state enforced its authority over the church to the detriment of its allegiance to the pope.

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  • The division of the colonists into those who favoured the Boer states and those firmly attached to the British connexion was reflected, to the detriment of the public weal, in the parties in the Cape parliament.

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  • by all fitting ways and means whatever " all persons attempting the " destruction, invasion, detriment or annoyance " of the plantation.

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  • Some ladies, with faces betraying complete forgetfulness of all the rules of decorum, pushed forward to the detriment of their toilets.

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  • Thus one statute permitted the szlachta henceforth to export and import goods duty free, to the great detriment of the towns and the treasury.

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  • Valuable timber was afforded by the vast forest of the Weald, but the restrictions imposed on the felling of wood for fuel did serious detriment to the iron-trade, and after the statute of 1558 forbidding the felling of timber for iron-smelting within fourteen miles of the coast the industry steadily declined.

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  • In 1893 came the invasion of Bornu by Rabah, and the total stoppage of this caravan route for nearly ten years to the great detriment of the merchants of Ghadames.

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  • Only three months after his accession, he addressed letters to the pope begging him to appoint new bishops " who would defend the rights of the Church without detriment to the Crown."

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  • His chosen instrument, a clerical lawyer named Ranuif Flambard (q.v.), whom he presently made bishop of Durham, was shameless in his methods of twisting feudal or national law to the detriment of the taxpayer.

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  • in Egypt and the permanent establishment of an Anglo-French condominium to the detriment of Italian influence.

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  • The revolt against fish had ruined the fisheries and driven the fishermen to turn pirates, to the great scandal and detriment of the realm.

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  • As his power was increasing, to the detriment of both Ras 1 Since Theodore's time Protestant missionary work, except by natives, has been stopped.

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  • It was impossible, indeed, to resist openly so highly gifted and so popular a sovereign; it was only by the despicable expedient of assassination that the last great monarch of Sweden was finally removed, to the infinite detriment of his country.

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  • Again it was known that the Transvaal and Orange River colonies on their attainment of self-government would each demand full control of their own resources, to the detriment of the unitary services which Lord Milner had established.

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  • Hitherto life-owners of land, holding as subtenants, had possessed large powers of alienating it, to the detriment of their superior lords, who would otherwise have recovered it, when their vassals died heirless, as an escheat.

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  • The regent, Anne of Beaujeu, worked in her daughters interest to the detriment of the kingdom, by means of a special treaty destined to prevent the property of the Bourbons from reverting to the crown; while Anne of Brittany did the like for her daughter Claude.

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  • He later claimed that he had suffered a detriment for raising the complaint.

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  • But a short time afterwards the king disengaged himself completely from their tutelage, to the great detriment of the kingdom.

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  • An order in council was enacted in 1899 providing that no Maltese (except students of theology) should thenceforth suffer any detriment through inability to pass examinations in Italian, in either the schools or university, but the fraction of the Maltese who claim to speak Italian (13.24%) still command sufficient influence to hamper the full enjoyment of this emancipation by the majority.

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  • I am not persuaded that barriers to entry are low enough to offset the potential detriment to competition.

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  • That conditions are favourable to the animal industry is shown by the fact that in 1897 the valleys of northern Nevada were so overrun with wild horses, to the detriment of the grazing grounds for cattle, that the legislature authorized the killing of such animals.

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  • But her finest achievement was the education of her son; she taught him that lofty religious morality which in his case was not merely a rule for private conduct, but also a political programme to which he remained faithful even to the detriment of his apparent interests.

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  • Neither the executive nor the Cortes may interfere with provincial and communal administration, except when the local authorities exceed their legal power to the detriment of public interests.

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  • The elevated is used where the traffic is so light as not to warrant the expensive underground construction, or where the construction of an elevated line is of no serious detriment to the adjoining property.

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  • He issued an important constitution on the 18th of July 1289, which granted to the cardinals one-half of all income accruing to the Roman see and a share in the financial management, and thereby paved the way for that independence of the college of cardinals which, in the following century, was to be of detriment to the papacy.

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  • It is no detriment to Comte's fame that some of the ideas which he recombined and incorporated in a great philosophic structure had their origin in ideas that were produced almost at random in the incessant fermentation of Saint-Simon's brain.

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  • A species of weeping maple (shidare-momiji) dresses itself in peachy-red foliage and is trained into many picturesque shapes, though not without detriment to its longevity.

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  • The number of students who enter the university without passing any examination in Italian is rapidly increasing; the longer the period of transition, the greater the detriment to the rising generation.

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  • Among still other causes are great bulk, which proves fatal under certain new conditions; relatively slow breeding; extreme specialization and development of dominant organs, such as horns and tusks, on which for a time selection centres to the detriment of more useful characters.

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  • detriment of the consumer.

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  • detriment of seaside amenities.

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  • detriment of society at large.

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  • detriment of investors ' rights.

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  • detriment of farmers here too.

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  • was suggested by 0111vier; the paragraph asserting that France would not allow a foreign power to disturb to her own detriment the actual equilibrium of Europe was inserted by the emperor.

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  • Somewhat later the Crusades kept up communication with the Levant, and established there the power of the Roman Church, somewhat to the detriment of oriental Christianity, but intercourse with farther Asia was limited to the voyages of a few travellers.

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  • But at this time he was encumbered with the hazy doctrine of analogies, which, if it did not act to his detriment, was assuredly of no service to him.

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  • It is improbable, except in the early stages of the rubber tree, that this procedure will succeed; the rubber will ultimately dominate the position to the detriment and ultimate extinction of the other crop, whilst the growth of the rubber tree will be retarded.

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  • Every nobleman had the right to engage in trade toll-free, to the great detriment of their competitors the burgesses.

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  • The Burmese court, in contravention of the express terms of the treaty of 1869, created monopolies to the detriment of the trade of both England and Burma; and while the Indian government was unrepresented at Mandalay, representatives of Italy and France were welcomed, and two separate embassies were sent to Europe for the purpose of contracting new and, if possible, close alliances with sundry European powers.

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  • The partial use of English (with illogical limitations to the detriment of the Maltese-born British subjects who speak English) was introduced by local ordinances and orders in council at the end of the 19th century.

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  • The tribunal decided that the fact that the claimant never received the benefit of Monday bank holidays did constitute a detriment.

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  • detriment caused by mass-marketed scams is one of the OFT's five priority areas identified in its Annual Plan.

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  • detriment related to trade union membership 4. Schedule 2 shall have effect.

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  • detriment as a result.

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  • Potential loss of academic and research staff in addition to this will result in a serious detriment to the research infrastructure.

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  • In terms of helping the fuel poor this has an obvious detriment.

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  • The fact that he also had to wait, occasionally, on the motorway, did not amount to a significant detriment.

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  • Concerns about public opinion need to be balanced against the long-term detriment to public welfare of not performing such studies.

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  • B - and would be to the severe detriment of this important Conservation Area and the visual amenity of this part of Aberdeen.

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  • gurgleish scientists are, to the detriment of the U.K. economy, still gurgling away down that brain drain.

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  • prepaid funeral plans no detriment arises from the merger.

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  • Squandering of these precious reserves seems to be the sole prerogative of Western Society, to the detriment of everyone.

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  • Venus is now 1 ' from the MC and Saturn is in its detriment in the 12th but still making a sextile to Venus.

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  • The UKAEA uses a detriment value of 20,000 per man sievert of exposure.

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  • sour the relationship to the detriment of both parties.

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  • The situation thus became the very reverse of what it had been in Crispis time, when the French government, even when anti-clerical, protected the Catholic Church abroad for political purposes, whereas the conflict between Church and State in Italy extended to foreign countries, to the detriment of Italian political interests.

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  • On his release Valdemar attempted to retrieve his position by force of arms, but was utterly defeated at the battle of Bornhoved (22nd of July 1227), which deserves a place among the decisive battles of history, for it destroyed at once and for ever the Danish dominion of the Baltic and established the independence of Lubeck, to the immense detriment in the future of all the Scandinavian states.

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  • The secular power over riches and worldly goods which the clergy possesses in contradiction to Christ's precept, to the prejudice of its office and to the detriment of the secular arm, shall be taken and withdrawn from it, and the clergy itself shall be brought back to the evangelical rule and an apostolic life such as that which Christ and his apostles led...

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  • Conventions for the suppression of the slave trade, including the Brussels General Act of 1885, and the North Sea Fisheries Convention, have placed restrictions on the freedom of the high sea, and possibly, in the general interest, other agreements will bring it further under control, on the principle that what is the property of all nations must be used without detriment to its use by others (see HIGH SEAS).

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  • The political turn which was being given by some to the Society, to the detriment of its real spiritual work, evoked the fears of the wiser heads of the body; and in the fifth general congregation held in1593-1594it was decreed: "Whereas in these times of difficulty and danger it has happened through the fault of certain individuals, through ambition and intemperate zeal, that our institute has been ill spoken of in divers places and before divers sovereigns.

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  • His generosity - which degenerated into prodigality - compelled him to open fresh sources of revenue; and in this he succeeded, though not without serious detriment to the interests of the Church.

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  • To use the sacred to the detriment of the community, as does, for instance, the expert who casts a spell, or utters a prayer, to his neighbour's hurt, is what primitive society understands by magic (cf.

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  • (now married to Catherine, Charles VI.s daughter) as heir to the crown of France, to the detriment of the dauphin Charles, who was disavowed by his mother and called in derision the soi-disant dauphin of Viennois, When Henry V.

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  • Any dispute over finances is likely to sour the relationship to the detriment of both parties.

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  • He revealed that playing the game to the detriment of all else even caused his bowel movements to become "weekly poos."

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  • If you build a permanent water fountain, then you'll have only one alternative when it suddenly becomes a detriment to your health, finances or even your well-being, which will be to empty the fountain of water and cease using it.

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  • For many women, one of the biggest detriment of braided styles is the fact that they cannot be created with short hair: medium and long hair works best for braids, because the hair must have enough length to properly exhibit the weave.

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  • People play many love games with one another, some lead to benefits in the relationship, others to its very detriment.

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  • So attempting new stunt choreographies without trained coaches will likely be of detriment to your team.

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  • He also attracted the attention of manager/promoter Colonel Tom Parker, who would work with him for his entire career - some would say to his detriment.

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  • The few next to be mentioned, being of smaller size (octavo), may be within reach of more persons, and, therefore, can be passed over in a briefer fashion without detriment.

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  • Victims with more serious injuries should be compensated properly without financial detriment being imposed upon other victims.

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  • There is no evidence of consumer detriment in the present very small market.

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  • detriment under the era for enforcing or attempting to enforce the right to request.

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  • erred in favor of the religious to the detriment of freedom of speech.

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