How to use Difficult in a sentence

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  • This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.

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  • It must be difficult for Alex to keep you happy.

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  • Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?

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  • I can only imagine how difficult this is for you.

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  • I sensed it was a difficult one on his part.

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  • At every turn, this becomes more difficult to study.

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  • That must have been really difficult for you.

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  • The deaf and the blind find it very difficult to acquire the amenities of conversation.

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  • His quiet statement was difficult to swallow.

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  • Directing Connie to the house would be difficult, but Lisa could wait at the end of the drive.

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  • It's difficult out on the road to hide them more than a day or two.

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  • Marking the damp wall with chalk proved difficult, but they were satisfied the arrows were legible.

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  • But a commander in chief, especially at a difficult moment, has always before him not one proposal but dozens simultaneously.

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  • He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.

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  • He asked Weyrother several times to repeat words he had not clearly heard and the difficult names of villages.

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  • Damian managed to get the difficult words out through clenched teeth.

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  • It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.

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  • It would be a difficult tip to convey.

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  • At the present time it is difficult to know the real state of French public opinion.

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  • It is easy to write laws, but difficult to rule....

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  • This became a difficult task, as her publishers in Philadelphia had retired from business many years ago; however, it was eventually discovered that her residence is at Wilmington, Delaware, and copies of the second edition of the book, 1889, were obtained from her.

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  • Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.

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  • Seducing him was something she thought would be difficult, but it was actually enjoyable.

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  • It was particularly difficult for Howie to remain in a silent darkened room without waking back to real time.

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  • I'm sure it was a difficult decision.

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  • The French who had occupied the battery fled, and our troops shouting "Hurrah!" pursued them so far beyond the battery that it was difficult to call them back.

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  • Difficult as it was to believe he was involved in something like this, it was even harder to believe he had no interest in her.

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  • The rough streets are too steep and narrow for vehicles, and even riding on horseback is often difficult.

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  • Often, a buying decision hinges on a piece of arcane information about a product that is difficult to locate.

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  • If we were in Vienna it would be easy, but here, in this wretched Moravian hole, it is more difficult, and I beg you all to help me.

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  • He was convinced that he alone could maintain command of the army in these difficult circumstances, and that in all the world he alone could encounter the invincible Napoleon without fear, and he was horrified at the thought of the order he had to issue.

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  • But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.

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  • It would be so unfair to so many people if we quit, but God almighty, it's difficult and scary.

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  • Jonny was only accepting the path he'd already chosen, but it was a difficult pill for her to swallow.

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  • Maybe it was a relationship that was difficult for the modern wife to understand.

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  • Although the technique of growing cowpox on cow hides would come, transporting it was difficult due to lack of refrigeration.

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  • Evidently the prince understood her, and also understood, as he had done at Anna Pavlovna's, that it would be difficult to get rid of Anna Mikhaylovna.

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  • But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.

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  • It was difficult to believe we'd slipped into a routine.

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  • It's difficult attaining this state but it is unbelievably clear once accomplished.

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  • Kutuzov's general expression was one of concentrated quiet attention, and his face wore a strained look as if he found it difficult to master the fatigue of his old and feeble body.

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  • Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.

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  • The geology of our campsite made it difficult to set up the tent.

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  • Now that the truth was out, maybe it wouldn't be so difficult to live in the same apartment now.

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  • Look, Lacy, I'm not trying to be difficult.

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  • It must be difficult for you, having to make all the decisions now.

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  • It isn't as difficult as it looks.

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  • The mud brought down by it, calculated at 7150 lb an hour at Bagdad, is not deposited in marshes to form alluvium, as in the case of the Euphrates, but although in flood time the river becomes at places an inland sea, rendering navigation extremely difficult and uncertain, the bulk of the mud is deposited in banks, shoals and islands in the bed of the river, and is finally carried out into the Persian Gulf.

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  • The multitude of species and the many intermediate forms render their exact limitation difficult, but those presenting sufficiently marked characters to justify specific rank probably approach 300 in number.

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  • Descartes had left untouched, or nearly `so, the difficult problem of the relation between the universal element or thought and the particular desires or inclinations.

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  • These triumphs, however, had all been obtained by force of arms; the more difficult task now awaited Cromwell of governing England by parliament and by law.

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  • Accurate statistics with regard to the area occupied in different forms of cultivation are difficult to obtain, both on account of their varied and piecemeal character and from the lack of a complete cadastral survey.

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  • He is difficult to classify.

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  • The problem is a very difficult one and cannot be regarded as definitely settled, but it is difficult to understand why all this additional complexity in the division of the nucleus should be necessary if the final result is only a quantitative separation of the chromatin.

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  • They are exceedingly hard and difficult to pulverize, odourless, bitter and readily confused with black mustard seeds.

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  • It is often difficult, if not impracticable, to draw the line between orthodox writers and heterodox; on which side, it might be asked, is Origen to be placed ?

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  • The name of their city is very difficult; they call it Hierusaleme.

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  • The extraordinary merits of this book, and the admirable fidelity to his principles which Professor Burmeister showed in the difficult task of editing it, were unfortunately overlooked for many years, and perhaps are not sufficiently recognised now.

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  • Clement professed to despite rhetoric, but was himself a rhetorician, and his style is turgid, involved and difficult.

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  • It is very soluble in water, and is extremely difficult to purify.

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  • Para, Parnahyba, Parahyba, Santos and Rio Grande do Sul are river ports situated near the sea on rivers having the same name; but, with the exception of Path and Santos, they are difficult of access and are of secondary importance.

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  • The depreciation and unstable character of the paper currency render it difficult to give a clear statement of receipts and expenditures for a term of years, the sterling equivalents often showing a decrease, through a fall in the value of the milreis, where there has been an actual increase in currency returns.

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  • His successors possessed neither his political nor his military talents, and had to contend with more difficult circumstances.

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  • Fatty accumulations in the tissues of the body are found in health and in pathological conditions; these are usually recognized and described as fatty infiltrations and fatty degenerations, but there are intermediate conditions which make it difficult to separate sharply these processes.

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  • It seems difficult also to believe that Map's name should be so constantly connected with our Arthurian tradition without any ground whatever; though it must be admitted that he himself never makes any such claim - the references in the romances are all couched in the third person, and bear no sign of being other than the record by the copyist of a traditional attribution.

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  • The first led him into a teleological system so minute and overstrained as to defeat its own end; the second was successfully attained by giving greater precision and certainty to medical and surgical practice in difficult cases.

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  • The medical writers of this period, who chiefly drew from Arabian sources, have been called Arabists (though it is difficult to give any clear meaning to this term), and were afterwards known as the neoterics.

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  • It is difficult to form a clear estimate of the importance of the last systematizer of medicine - John Brown (1735-1788) - for, though in England he has been but little regarded, the wide though shortlived popularity of his system on the Continent shows that it must have contained some elements of brilliancy, if not originality.

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  • It would be unprofitable to attempt a complete analysis of the Brunonian system; and it is difficult now to understand why it attracted so much attention in its day.

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  • Without the latter, it is difficult to see how the information conveyed by sounds could ever have been verified.

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  • Before Darwin - if the name of Darwin may be used to signify the transformation of thought of which he was the chief artificer - natural objects were regarded, not in medicine and pathology only, as a set of hidebound events; and natural operations as moving in fixed grooves, after a fashion which it is now difficult for us to realize.

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  • It is more difficult to infer the moral than the intellectual characteristics of a great writer from the personal impress left by him on his work.

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  • It is difficult even to guess when the third wall was erected.

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  • They are to be preferred also for very deep shafts, or for sinking in difficult ground.

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  • If rock-filling must be brought from the surface its use will generally be confined to mines in which it is difficult to support the roof in any other way.

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  • The paronomasia makes the verses difficult, and in i.

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  • The Berkeley Ship Canal connects Gloucester with docks at Sharpness, avoiding the difficult navigation of the upper part of the Severn estuary.

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  • That similar traditional elements have influenced them is not unlikely; but to recover the true historical foundation is difficult.

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  • Although numerous reinforcements arrived, he would have found it very difficult to storm the place previous to the inundation of the Nile but for treachery within the citadel; the Greeks who remained there were either made prisoners or put to the sword.

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  • Thus it is applied in connexion with casuistry for the view that the layman in difficult matters of conscience may safely follow a doctrine inculcated by a recognized doctor of the church.

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  • Looking back even at the short remove of a single generation, it is difficult to appreciate how revolutionary was the conception of the antiquity of man thus inculcated.

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  • Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.

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  • But a complex and difficult process of internal development was taking place all this time in Pierre's soul, revealing much to him and causing him many spiritual doubts and joys.

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  • Well, you see, that's difficult to explain....

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  • In Howie's exhausted state, inducing him to sleep was not difficult.

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  • The Dean's ages—both forty—and the financial limitations of their new business would make obtaining court approval difficult.

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  • Why had she never considered how difficult it had been for Lori?

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  • Yet he paused over the writing as though it were difficult.

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  • It was difficult to imagine that someone would think they couldn't talk when they actually could, but the mind did strange things during duress.

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  • This must be difficult for him.

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  • It sounded good in words, but applying it was going to be difficult.

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  • It was difficult to describe the depth of her feelings.

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  • He had a feeling the most difficult was the one hiding in the Sanctuary.

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  • It was getting more difficult to keep his distance from his mate, and he hated knowing he'd have to hurt her emotionally to prevent the tumor from growing too fast.

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  • He seemed at once disgusted by the fact she was a difficult mortal blood monkey and yet primitively protective, holding her as she quaked after her run-in with a man who wanted to kill her.

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  • At the effort he put in the difficult words, she looked up at him, her clear blue eyes vexed.

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  • Girls can.t fight and they just make life really difficult, he snapped.

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  • Do you ever find it difficult to follow the Code when it seems so wrong to do so?

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  • She lives in Indiana but it's so difficult to make any plans until...they find Jeff.

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  • It's difficult to put in words, but if he were to leave, he'd do it up front—he'd never just sneak away.

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  • Tracking him down would be difficult without stepping on the jurisdictional toes of the Norfolk Police Department.

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  • Their brief search halted when a security guard swore no one had passed his way and too many corridors and stairways went in other directions, making further search difficult.

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  • The bikers wore helmets and most were in a low tuck position, making it difficult to get an identifying look at them.

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  • Sometimes it was difficult to know which virtues they taught her were worthy and which were simply out-dated.

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  • He gazed down at her, his expression difficult to see in the fading light.

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  • Even when they were both determined not to let this happen, it was difficult to avoid such incidents.

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  • It was difficult to understand why she had been looking forward to this moment for so long, but wasn't ecstatic now that it had finally arrived.

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  • It was difficult to imagine this conversation was innocent, yet she must have faith in him.

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  • I hadn't thought about it, but it must be difficult to use a different name after using it your entire childhood.

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  • Much as she wanted to work on it, Carmen found it difficult to spend any of the money Alex had allotted to her account.

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  • The difficult task of rounding her up and holding her down wasn't his greatest concern about an examination.

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  • It was difficult to imagine how a veterinarian could be so unconcerned about the pain of any animal, much less Princess.

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  • This was a time she had always looked forward to — so why did it have to be so difficult?

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  • Why did everything have to be so difficult?

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  • He was trying to put the pieces together now — a job that would be difficult enough if she merely stood back and watched.

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  • It was difficult to think of him in any way but gone — not dead.

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  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.

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  • You will have some very difficult choices soon, she said.

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  • Her chest clenched until it was difficult to breathe.

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  • It would be difficult, but my brother Henri knows - -

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  • It was difficult to believe that Alex had been brought up wealthy.

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  • That shouldn't be too difficult to arrange.

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  • Think how difficult it would be for the boy to adjust with all this going on.

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  • He's a good boy, but now he's going through a difficult stage.

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  • But some phenomena are difficult to reconcile with pressed into less than one five-hundredth of a cubic foot, or, if allowed to expand, the air originally occupying the cubic foot can be made to fill, apparently uniformly, a space of a million cubic feet or more.

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  • Hansen pointed out that this was by no means the case, for it is more difficult to separate the cells from each other in the gelatin than in the liquid.

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  • Meaning in general the "king's court," it is difficult to define the curia regis with precision, but it is important and interesting because it is the germ from which the higher courts of law, the privy council and the cabinet, have sprung.

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  • It is equally difficult to discover the relation between Paean or Paeon in the sense of " healer " and Paean in the sense of " song."

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  • On the Tongking side this trade follows the Red River route as far as Manhao, which is distant from Mengtsze about 40 m., though the navigation of the river is difficult.

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  • A just appreciation of the genius and the writings of Propertius is made sensibly more difficult by the condition in which his works have come down to us.

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  • One reply to this is that it is not difficult to determine from time to time the errors of the screws and to apply the necessary corrections to the observations.

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  • The struggle of the Bohemians against Rome continued uninterruptedly, and the position of Podébrad became a very difficult one when the young king Ladislas, who was crowned in 1453, expressed his sympathies for the Roman Church, though he had recognized the compacts and the ancient privileges of Bohemia.

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  • In Great Britain wild cats survive only in some of the Scottish forests, and even there it is difficult to decide whether pure-bred specimens are extant.

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  • The shortest road across this range passes along the eastern side of the mountains, and the most difficult part is the celebrated Scironian rocks, the mythic home of the robber Sciron.

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  • It is difficult to trace the names of some of the mayors of the palace, the post being of almost no significance in, the time of Gregory of Tours.

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  • But progress was made difficult, in consequence of the clumsy and irregular nomenclature employed.

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  • Yet it would seem there had been a still higher pitch used in the old ecclesiastical music. Upon this interesting question Praetorius is confused and difficult to understand, but he never wavers about the transposition of a fourth.

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  • The West minster Assembly, through its Confession, Directory and Catechisms, has become so associated with the Presbyterian Church that it is difficult to realize that it was not a church court at all, much less a creation of Presbyterianism.

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  • In Lombardy it has a breadth of 200 yds., and a depth of 10 to 16 ft., but the strength of the current renders its navigation very difficult, and lessens its value as a means of transit between Germany and Italy.

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  • Then there was a change in the financial situation, and it became difficult to find the money required.

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  • The limited knowledge which we possess of the original features of the ground within the area of the city makes a reconstruction of the topographical history of the latter a difficult task; and, as a natural result, many irreconcilable theories have been suggested.

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  • In 65 B.C. Jerusalem was captured by Pompey after a difficult siege.

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  • As a residence, however, for the rulers of the empire, a remote place in a difficult alpine region was far from convenient, and the real capitals were Susa, Babylon and Ecbatana.

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  • It is as yet difficult to determine the part which Rhodes played in prehistoric days during the naval predominance of the neighbouring island of Crete; but archaeological remains dating from the later Minoan age prove that the early Aegean culture maintained itself there comparatively unimpaired until the historic period.

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  • The returns from the copper fields in the state are at present a little over half a million sterling per annum, and would be still greater if it were not for the lack of suitable fuel for smelting purposes, which renders the economical treatment of the ore difficult; the development of the mines is also retarded by the want of easy and cheaper communication with the coast.

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  • It is difficult to believe that they at first arrived in such numbers as at once to overwhelm the Papuan population.

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  • Up to 1889 wages held their ground, although work had become more difficult to obtain, and some industries were being carried on without any profit.

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  • The next fifteen years were for Maximilian a stormy and difficult period.

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  • Never did the diplomatic talents of the prince of Orange shine brighter than at this difficult crisis.

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  • It is not difficult to discern the influence of naïve materialism in contemporary thinking.

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  • On the east coast the principal streams are the Petani, Telubin, Kelantan, Besut, Trengganu, Dungun, Kmamun, Kuantan, Pahang, Rompin, Endau and Sedeli, all guarded by difficult bars at their mouths, and dangerous during the continuance of the north-east monsoon.

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  • He took a leading part in the negotiation of 1890 for the Bohemian settlement, but the elections of 1891, in which the young Czechs who were opposed to the feudal party gained a decisive victory, made his position a very difficult one.

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  • The greater part of this trough is over 600 fathoms deep. The profusion of islands and their usually bold elevation give beauty and picturesqueness to the sea, but its navigation is difficult and dangerous, notwithstanding the large number of safe and commodious gulfs and bays.

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  • The exportation in I902 only reached about 45 million gallons (and even that is double the average), while an equally abundant vintage in France and Spain rendered the exportation of the balance of 1907 impossible, and fiscal regulations rendered the distillation of the superfluous amount difficult.

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  • These establishments are, however, unsatisfactory, being mostly situated on small islands, where it is often difficult to find work for the coatti, who are free by day, being only confined at night.

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  • One specially difficult point concerned the effectives of the peacestrength army.

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  • The ethnography of ancient Italy is a very complicated and difficult subject, and notwithstanding the researches of modern scholars is still involved in some obscurity.

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  • In the same year a road was constructed over the Apennines from Bon.onia to Arretium, but it is difficult to suppose that it was not until later that the Via Cassia was made, giving a direct communication between Arretium and Rome.

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  • A more difficult question was that of religious education in the public elementary schools.

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  • It is difficult to indicate in a short space the most important sources of general Italian history.

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  • As a theologian it is difficult to class him.

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  • He is a most difficult writer; different readers understand him differently; and he uses in the earlier parts of his Critique of Pure Reason much of the language of intuitionalism.

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  • Or at least he has rightly seen what are the assertions to aim at; it is difficult to accept the principle or method upon which his answer to the riddle proceeds, the dialectic method.

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  • A difficult question arose for Descartes's philosophy, when it had to explain the union in man of the absolutely opposite substances, 4 Cf.

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  • The two kinds of persons present in the typical Hydroidea make the classification of the group extremely difficult, for reasons explained above.

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  • It would be difficult to say what branches of science had done most towards the establishment of this doctrine.

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  • It is difficult to say how far some of these temporal penalties were penitential only or how far they could be inflicted in invitos.

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  • His thoughts represent a transitional movement, and it is difficult to discover in them anything like a systematic philosophy.

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  • Any poisonous substance that is not included in the schedules can be sold by anyone, as, for instance, red lead, sulphate of copper, &c. The duty of the Pharmaceutical Society is a purely legal one, and relates only to the schedules of poisons framed by the government to protect the public by rendering it a difficult matter to obtain the poisons most frequently used for criminal purposes.

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  • His political changes are difficult to follow, or to explain, and they have been unsparingly censured.

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  • Even, however, with this reservation, it is difficult to resist the mass of evidence as a whole.

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  • In the new world no southern barriers existed and it is more difficult to draw the line between contiguous sub-regions.

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  • The absence of marked natural boundaries makes any precise north and south limitation difficult.

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  • His argument as to the narrowness of the sea between West Africa and East Asia, from the occurrence of elephants at both extremities, is difficult to understand, although it shows that he looked on the distribution of animals as a problem of geography.

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  • The measurement of a coast-line is difficult, because the length will necessarily be greater when measured on a largescale map where minute irregularities can be taken into account.

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  • But this very development of Mosaism implies the existence of an original nucleus or substratum, although the recovery of its precise extent is very difficult.

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  • Its date is now usually given as about Soo B.C. 1 In the next century the document E was composed, so called from its using 1 The dating of these documents is extremely difficult, since it is based entirely on internal evidence.

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  • We must now turn back to a most difficult subject - the growth of the Liturgy.

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  • During his residence in Germany Lomonosov married a native of the country, and found it difficult to maintain his increasing family on the scanty allowance granted to him by the St Petersburg Academy, which, moreover, was irregularly sent.

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  • An account of his Welsh campaigns is given in the Vitae duorum Off arum, but it is difficult to determine how far the stories there given have an historical basis.

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  • The Liberian frontier with the adjacent French possessions was defined by the Franco-Liberian treaty of 1892, but as the definition therein given was found to be very difficult of reconciliation with geographical features (for in 1892 the whole of the Liberian interior was unmapped) further negotiations were set on foot.

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  • For this purpose he created a very severe press-censorship and an expensive system of passports, which made it more difficult for Russians to visit foreign countries.

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  • They comprise several ranges which the roads from the sea to the interior have to cross at right angles, thereby rendering communication and transport very difficult.

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  • Useful compulsory laws regarding the details of train management are difficult to frame and hard to carry out; but the Board has exercised a persistent persuasiveness and has secured most of its objects.

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  • Hence losses in one quarter must be compensated by gains in another - a process which the law, regarding only the gains, renders very difficult.

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  • Stone blocks were tried as sleepers in the early days of railways, but they proved too rigid, and besides, it was found difficult to keep the line true with them.

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  • The advantage claimed for roofs formed with one or two large spans is that they permit the platforms and tracks to be readily rearranged at any time as required, whereas this is difficult with the other type, especially since the British Board of Trade requires the pillars to be not less than 6 ft.

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  • These considerations also indicate what a difficult matter it is to find the exact rate of working against the resistances, because of the difficulty of securing conditions which eliminate the effect both of the gradient and of acceleration.

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  • Though the moralization of gods has only proceeded pari passu with the moralization of mankind, the deities of the more advanced nations are perhaps felt by them to be more terrible and more difficult of access than the divinities of lower races; herein lies one explanation of the power of the priesthood.

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  • The coast-line of both main islands is deeply indented and many of the bays and inlets form secure and well-protected harbours, some of which, however, are difficult of access to sailing ships.

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  • Perhaps he was as wise as his critics; at any rate the rigour which he repudiated hardly brought peace or strength to the Church when practised by his successors, and London, which was always a difficult see, involved Bishop Sandys in similar tronbles when Grindal had gone to York.

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  • Coral reefs protect the coasts in many parts; they are frequently interrupted, but the passages through them are often difficult of navigation.

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  • We have here followed Dillmann's construction of a difficult passage which Duhm attempts to simplify by omission of the complicating clause without altering the general sense.

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  • In his episcopal capacity he attended several diets of the empire, as well as the opening meetings of the council of Trent; and the influence of his father, now chancellor, led to his being entrusted with many difficult and delicate pieces of public business, in the execution of which he developed a rare talent for diplomacy, and at the same time acquired an intimate acquaintance with most of the currents of European politics.

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  • This theory Gibbon completely exploded in his Critical Observations (1770) - no very difficult task, indeed, but achieved in a style, and with a profusion of learning, which called forth the warmest commendations both at home and abroad.

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  • His defence of the authenticity of the Epistles of Ignatius is one of the most important contributions to that very difficult controversy.

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  • Having regard to the military importance of Arretium during the Punic wars, it is difficult to believe that no direct road existed to this point before 187 B.C.

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  • The earliest local inscriptions date from about 300 to 150 B.C. and include the interesting and difficult bronze of Lake Fucinus, which seems to record a votive offering to Angitia, if A(n)ctia, as is probable, was the local form of her name.

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  • The means of accomplishing the former have been already pointed out, but they are obviously difficult to carry out on a large scale, particularly in native communities.

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  • Politically he was a pupil of Alexis Bestuzhev; consequently, when in the middle 'fifties Russia suddenly turned Francophil instead of Francophobe, Panin's position became extremely difficult.

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  • Even at that period, however, the silt brought down by the rivers rendered access to the harbour difficult, and the historian Philistus excavated a canal to give free access to the sea.

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  • As a result of this backward projection of later conceptions, the recovery of the true historical nucleus is difficult.

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  • The varied narratives, now due to Judaean editors, preserve distinct points of view, and it is extremely difficult to unravel the threads and to determine their relative position in the history.

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  • Had the two kingdoms been under a single head, these features might find an explanation, but it must be allowed that it is extremely difficult to fit the general situation into our present.

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  • It is difficult to trace the biblical history century by century as it reaches these last years of bitter conflict and of renewed prosperity.

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  • In view of subsequent events it would be difficult to find a more interesting subject of inquiry than the internal religious and sociological conditions in Samaria at this age.

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  • But the problems are admittedly complicated, and since one is necessarily dependent upon scanty narratives arranged and rearranged by later hands in accordance with their own historical theories, it is difficult to lay stress upon internal evidence which appears to be conclusive for this or that reconstruction.

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  • In Germany Jews are still rarely admitted to the rank of officers in the army, university posts are very difficult of access, Judaism and its doctrines are denounced in medieval language, and a tone of hostility prevails in many public utterances.

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  • It is difficult, moreover, not to connect the repeated wall-paintings and reliefs of the palace illustrating the cruel bull sports of the Minoan arena, in which girls as well as youths took part, with the legend of the Minotaur, or bull of Minos, for whose grisly meals Athens was forced to pay annual tribute of her sons and daughters.

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  • The subject is a very difficult and complex one (see also Calendar).

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  • In 1577 Crichton was undoubtedly in Paris, but his career on the continent is difficult to follow.

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  • The production in Rutherford and Burke counties and their vicinity was so great, and transportation to the United States Mint at Philadelphia so difficult, that from 1831 to 1857 gold was privately coined in I, 22 and 5 dollar pieces bearing the mark of the coiner " C. Bechtler, Rutherford county, N.C."

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  • I'd like to help clean up some articles, but I don't have a scan of the original article and find it difficult to know what mangled word is supposed to be.

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  • But in that case it might be difficult to find a systematic philosopher who would escape the charge of mysticism; and it is better to remain by long-established and serviceable distinctions.

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  • A mountain range such as this, attaining altitudes at which vegetable life ceases, and the support of animal life is extremely difficult, constitutes an almost impassable barrier against the spread of all forms of living creatures.

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  • E Arabian Sea Ba Of G A L e Geological information incomplete Desert Deposits Quaternary Tertiary Mesozoic Palaeozoic Archaean and Metamorphic Younger Volcanic Rocks English Miles b iuHi iiiiuiiiiii after llargl,aua Geology The geology of Asia is so complex and over wide areas so little known that it is difficult to give a connected account of either the structure or the development of the continent, and only the broader features can be dealt with here.

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  • Although the succession of the periodical winds follows the progress of the seasons as just described, the changes in the wind's direction everywhere take place under the operation of special local influences which often disguise the more general law, and make it difficult to trace.

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  • David's hurried flight, attended only by his bodyguard, indicates that his position was not a very strong one, and it is difficult to connect this with the fact that he had already waged the wars mentioned in 2 Sam.

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  • In a few Enchytraeidae and Lumbriculidae the spermathecae open at the distal extremity into the oesophagus, which is a fact difficult of explanation.

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  • It was a difficult operation, for the French and Spaniards had in all 46 line-of-battle ships to his 33, and in the exhausted state of the country it was impossible to fit his ships properly or to supply them with good crews.

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  • Up to that time he had never seen a silkworm, and hesitated to attempt so difficult a task; but at the reiterated request of his friend he consented, and in June 1865 went to the south of France for the purpose of studying the disease on the spot.

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  • Mingrelia and Imeretia (valley of Rion) are the gardens of Caucasia, but the high valleys of Svanetia, farther north on the south slopes of the Caucasus mountains, are wild and difficult of access.

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  • Nevertheless the spirit of resistance in these stubborn mountaineers was not finally broken until 1864, when the Russians eventually stifled all opposition in the difficult valleys and glens of the western Caucasus.

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  • From 1879 to 1888 he was engaged on difficult experimental investigations, which began with an inquiry into the corrections required, owing to the great pressures to which the instruments had been subjected, in the readings of the thermometers employed by the "Challenger" expedition for observing deep-sea temperatures, and which were extended to include the compressibility of water, glass and mercury.

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  • Further, as the country became more consolidated and the central government extended its authority over economic affairs, new regulations came into force, new organs of government appeared, which were sometimes in conflict, sometimes in harmony, with the existing system, and it becomes for a time far more difficult to obtain a clear view of the actual working of economic institutions.

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  • Any one who has taken the trouble to trace the history of one of the modern schools of economists, or of any branch of economic science, knows how difficult it is to say when it began.

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  • For the rest of the economists of this period, it is difficult to see how they can escape oblivion.

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  • In a subject like economics it must always be very difficult to decide how far a departure from the traditional form and.

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  • The very effectiveness of modern criticism and analysis,which has brought great gains in almost all branches of economic theory, has made the science more difficult as a subject of ordinary study.

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  • This is no doubt a difficult matter.

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  • He was elected on the 1st of August 1559; but it was difficult to find the requisite four bishops willing and qualified to consecrate him, and not until the 17th of December did Barlow, Scory, Coverdale and Hodgkins perform that ceremony at Lambeth.

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  • His sieges, the most difficult part of medieval warfare, though won sometimes by stratagem, prove that he and his followers had benefited from their early training in the wars of Edward I.

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  • From an equally loose application of the word "fir" by our older herbalists, it is difficult to decide upon the date of introduction of this tree into Britain; but it was commonly planted for ornamental purposes in the beginning of the 17th century.

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  • The size and number of the volumes, however, and their great expense, made them difficult of access, and Frau von Mohl published the French translation (1876-1878) with her illustrious husband's critical notes and introduction in a more convenient and cheaper form.

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  • Mary of Lorraine now gave her energies to the expulsion of the English and to the difficult task of keeping the peace between the Scots and their French auxiliaries.

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  • The idea was a captivating one, and an appeal from the Russians for help in that quarter was difficult to resist.

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  • In the Gnostic basis itself it is not difficult to recognize the general features of the religion of ancient Babylonia, and thus we are brought nearer a solution of the problem as to the origin of Gnosticism in general.

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  • These changes are in the higher insects so extreme that it is difficult to imagine how they could be increased.

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  • Nevertheless, the constant increase of our knowledge of insect forms renders classification increasingly difficult, for gaps in the series become filled, and while the number of genera and families increases, the distinctions between these groups become dependent on characters that must seem trivial to the naturalist who is not a specialist.

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  • So widely have most of the higher orders of the Hexapoda now diverged from each other, that it is exceedingly difficult in most cases to trace their relationships with any confidence.

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  • The order must therefore be ancient, and as no evidence is forthcoming as to the mode of reduction of the hind-wings, nor as to the stages by which the suctorial mouth-organs became specialized, it is difficult to trace the exact relationship of the group, but the presence of cerci and a degree of correspondence in the nervuration of the forewings suggest the Mecaptera as possible allies.

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  • The country is altogether difficult of access, and only one military route leads up from the river Terek, while every one of the eleven passes known across the Caucasus is a mere bridle-path.

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  • It would be difficult to imagine a site less adapted for the foundation and growth of a great community.

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  • The problem is difficult, and no satisfactory answer has been given.

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  • The harbour islands, three of which have been ceded to the United States for the purpose of fortification, are numerous, and render the navigation of the shipping channels difficult and easily guarded.

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  • The narrow streets and the traffic congestion of the business district presented difficult problems of urban transit, but the system is of exceptional efficiency.

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  • On account of its delicacy no web is more difficult to see than one of the orbicular type above described.

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  • The form C which it takes in the alphabets of Naxos, Delos and other Ionic islands at the same period is difficult to explain.

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  • The decisions on the point are numerous and difficult to reconcile, but the main test is whether, on the true construction of the particular covenant, the lessee has undertaken to indemnify the landlord against payments of all kinds.

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  • Navigation of the lake is rendered difficult both by sudden storms and by the absence of good bays and ports.

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  • Then again, during at least the last four centuries, cotton plants have been distributed from one country to another, only to render still more difficult any attempt to establish definitely the origin of the varieties now grown.

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  • Cotton-picking is at once the most difficult and most expensive operation in cotton production.

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  • It is difficult to get the hands to work until the cotton is fully opened, and it is hard to induce them to pick over ioo lb a day, though some expert hands are found in every cotton plantation who can pick twice as much.

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  • It was very difficult to burn, and when dumped into rivers and creeks was carried out by flood water to fill the edges of the flats with a decaying and offensive mass of vegetable matter.

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  • In India, where conditions are much more diversified and it is more difficult to induce the native cultivator to adopt new methods, attention has also been directed during recent years to the improvement of the existing races.

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  • Figures are difficult to obtain, but an official report from the Japanese Residency General in 1907 estimated the crop at about 214,000 bales, all being used locally.

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  • The temptation was made the more difficult to resist by the development of " future " dealings.

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  • He had faced difficult problems with independence and yet he had been able to inaugurate something of an " era of good feeling."

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  • The native Christians suffered; the pilgrims of the West found their way made still more difficult, and that at a time when greater numbers than ever were thronging to the East.

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  • It is difficult to decide whether to blame the legate or the emperor more for its failure.

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  • The position became more difficult, when the legate took steps against John of Beirut without any authorization from the high court.

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  • It is a chapter very difficult to write, for while on the one hand an ingenious and speculative historian may refer to the influence of the Crusades almost everything which was thought or done between r too and 1300, a cautious writer who seeks to find Brehier, L'Eglise et l'Orient, p. 347.

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  • It cried Crusade when there was no Crusade; and the long Crusade against the Hohenstaufen, if it gave the papacy an apparent victory, only served in the long run to lower its a It is difficult to decide how far Arabic models influenced ecclesiastical architecture in the West as a result of the Crusades.

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  • Its "'ar' execution in Basutoland, however, proved an extremely difficult task, and was never entirely accomplished.

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  • Never, however, was his position so difficult as during the negotiations which led to a repeal of the May laws.

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  • As to the detergent action of a soap, Berzelius held that it was due to the free alkali liberated with water; but it is difficult to see why a solution which has just thrown off most of its fatty acids should be disposed to take up even a glyceride, and, moreover, on this theory, weak cold solutions, in which the hydrolysis is considerable, should be the best cleansers, whilst experience points to the use of hot concentrated solutions.

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  • The composite nature of the story makes an identification of the exact site difficult, but one of the narrators (E) seems to have in.

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  • We have above all his Letters (Epistolae), difficult to date, but extremely important from the standpoint of history, dogma, or literature; see Dummler's edition in the Monumenta Germaniae historica, 1892.

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  • But the quarrel was settled when he was on the point of departure, and he undertook the difficult task of obtaining the pope's approval of the marriage.

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  • The harbour, in which ships of all nations may be seen, as well as great numbers of the picturesque sailing craft engaged in the coasting trade, is somewhat difficult of access to larger vessels, but has been improved by the construction of new breakwaters and dry docks.

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  • But at this difficult crisis he never lost his peace of mind.

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  • Under this system the crimes in a given district were always committed by strangers rendering identification of the criminal difficult and escape easy.

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  • It was difficult for him to please both pope and king.

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  • The internal streets of the town are so winding and narrow that there is not room for a carriage to pass, and it is difficult to penetrate them even on horseback.

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  • Experiments showed that the second acid was much more difficult to esterify than the first, pointing to the conclusion that Claus' formula for benzene was more probable than Kekule's.

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  • The faults make analysis exceptionally difficult, for they are no longer commonplace; indeed, the gravest dangers of modern Wagnerism arise from the fact that there is hardly any non-musical aspect in which Wagner's later work is not important enough to produce a school of essentially non-musical critics who have no notion how far Wagner's mature music transcends the rest of his thought, nor how often it rises where his philosophy falls.

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  • It is no exaggeration to say that a parallel condition in literature would be produced by a strong public opinion to the effect that any Enelish style was hopelessly out of date unless it consisted exclusively of the most difficult types of phrase to be found in the works of Browning and Meredith.

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  • Moreover, if Colossians be accepted as Pauline (and among other strong reasons the unquestionable genuineness of the epistle to Philemon renders it extremely difficult not to accept it), the chief matters of this more advanced Christian thought are fully legitimated for Paul.

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  • Far more difficult is his task where no surveys are available, and the map has to be compiled from a variety of sources.

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  • This task, however, has grown more difficult and exacting.

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  • This opinion, added to the desire which he had of himself presiding over the council, induced him to recall the fathers from Germany, whither his health, impaired of late, probably owing to a cerebral congestion, rendered it all the more difficult for him to go.

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  • With the government of Italy his general policy was to be as conciliatory as was consistent with his oath as pope never to surrender the "patrimony of St Peter"; but a moderate attitude was rendered difficult by partisans on either side in the press, each of whom claimed to represent his views.

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  • The question as to the total number of slaves at Rome or in Italy is a very difficult one, and it is not, perhaps, possible to arrive with any degree of certainty at an approximate estimate.

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  • The complete control of the seaboard by European powers has rendered the smuggling of slaves to Arabia and Persia a difficult and dangerous occupation.

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  • Curnock having unravelled the difficult cipher and shorthand in which Wesley's early diaries were kept.

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  • This mode has some disadvantages attending it; such sheets are difficult to handle; the crustaceous species are liable to have their surfaces rubbed; the foliaceous species become so compressed as to lose their characteristic appearance; and the spaces between the sheets caused by the thickness of the specimen permit the entrance of dust.

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  • The arrangements are certainly such as indicate a congregational purpose, but the extreme narrowness of the suite, and still more of the passage which connects the two divisions, must have rendered it difficult for any but a small number to take any intelligent part in the services at the same time.

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  • Fully realizing, the difficult P Y g?

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  • The figurative nature of the language respecting the future makes it difficult to determine precisely the thought of the book on this point; but it seems to contemplate continued existence hereafter for both righteous and wicked, and rewards and punishments allotted on the basis of moral character.

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  • This function was most useful in the year VIII., when communications were difficult, even within a department, but nowadays it only leads to complications.

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  • Ketoximes are usually rather more difficult to prepare than aldoximes, and generally require the presence of a fairly concentrated alkaline solution.

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  • The terminal circle, whose longest diameter is 300 ft., is somewhat difficult to make out, as it is broken by the houses and gardens of a little hamlet.

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  • Although the capital of Bolivia, Sucre is one of its most isolated towns because of the difficult character of the roads leading to it.

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  • We cannot ignore the fact that this or that issue of the military operations will facilitate or render more difficult our work of liberation in Russia.

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  • Considering the dilatory methods of Orientals, even when they are creditors, it is doubtful whether this sum adequately covers the whole of the claims outstanding, and it may be found difficult, even for a parliament, to refuse claims which should equitably be admitted and which may be preferred later.

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  • In the second section the Taurus range is reached, after which the construction becomes much more difficult and costly.

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  • At this difficult moment the army was obliged to march to the Danube, leaving the government in the hands of men hostile to reform.

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  • But with the Bohemian reinforcements he had still four corps in hand, and Napoleon, whose intelligence service in the difficult and intersected country had lamentably failed him, had weakened his army by detaching a portion of his force in pursuit of the beaten right wing, and against the archduke's communications.

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  • The proper place of the Samoyedes among the Ural-Altaians is very difficult to determine.

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  • For all these reasons it is difficult to find out the number of deputies .,present at any given date, for votes by roll-call were rare.

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  • The charm of the personal character of Stevenson and the romantic vicissitudes of his life are so predominant in the minds of all who knew him, or lived within earshot of his legend, that they made the ultimate position which he will take in the history of English literature somewhat difficult to decide.

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  • This unity of the man in his work makes it difficult, for one who knew him, to be sure that one rightly gauges the purely literary significance of the latter.

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  • The chemistry of the albumins is one of the most complicated and difficult in the whole domain of organic chemistry.

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  • For these reasons he marched by land; and as the roads north of the Tagus were deemed impassable for guns, while transport and supplies for a large force were also difficult to procure, he sent Sir John Hope, with the artillery, cavalry and reserve ammunition column, south of the river, through Badajoz to Almaraz, to move thence through Talavera, Madrid and the Escurial Pass, involving a considerable detour; while he himself with the infantry, marching by successive divisions, took the shorter roads north of the Tagus through Coimbra and Almeida, and also by Alcantara and Coria to Ciudad Rodrigo and Salamanca.

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  • Beresford's attack, after hard fighting over difficult ground, was repulsed, when Wellington, perceiving that the pursuing French had left a central part of the heights unoccupied, thrust up the Light Division into it, between Soult's right and centre.

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  • It not only made the efforts of the Turks to suppress the Greek revolt hopeless, but it made a breach difficult to heal in the traditional friendship between Great Britain and Turkey, which had its effect during the critical period of the struggle between Mehemet Ali and the Porte (1831-1841).

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  • Supplementary anodes are sometimes used in difficult cases of this kind.

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  • When the rivers are frozen communication is maintained by sledges on the Amur; but in spring and autumn the only continuous route down the Shilka and the Amur, to its mouth, is on horseback along a mountain path (very difficult across the Bureya range).

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  • On the lower Amur and on the Usuri the journey is also difficult even on horseback.

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  • And the Church policy, as old as the times of Constantine, to crush utterly the man who brings more problems and pressure than the bulk of traditional Christians can, at the time, either digest or resist with a fair discrimination, seemed to the authorities the one means to save the very difficult situation.

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  • The Aka country is very difficult of access, the direct road from the plains leading along the precipitous channel of the Bhareli river, which divides the Aka from the Daphla country.

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  • The medieval mind was only too prone to look on morality as a highly technical art, quite as difficult as medicine or chancery law - a path where wayfaring men were certain to err, with no guide but their unsophisticated conscience.

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  • The least wind raises clouds of fine dust, which fill the air, render it so opaque as to obscure the noonday sun, and make respiration difficult.

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  • The nature of this element is a problem which has been provisionally, but not conclusively, solved by many psychologists; the method is necessarily experimental, and all experiments on feeling are peculiarly difficult.

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  • Discrepancies difficult to account for were found among the estimates of even the best observers.

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  • The minuteness of this displacement, about 20.50", makes its precise determination an extremely difficult matter.

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  • In consequence of it, the values formerly found were systematically too small by an amount which even now it is difficult to estimate with precision.

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  • Each of these works is self-consistent and seemingly trustworthy, but there is a difference between the two which it is difficult to account for.

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  • The determination of this ratio is one of the most difficult problems in the lunar theory.

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  • It became isolated and detached, why or with what advantage to the organism it is difficult to say, and at that period of Arachnidan development the great ventral nerve cords occupied a more lateral position than they do at present.

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  • It is difficult to determine the relation of the so-called Latin Actus Vercellenses (which there are good grounds for assuming were originally called the IIpa cts IIirpov) with the Acts of John and Paul.

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  • It is, however, exceedingly difficult in this respect to draw an absolute distinction between men and animals, observation of which undoubtedly suggests that the latter have a certain power of making inferences.

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  • The simplicity and smallness of the Mithraic temples are to be accounted for by structural and financial reasons; an underground temple was difficult to construct on a large scale, and the worshippers of Mithras were usually from the humbler classes.

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  • Paucity of evidence makes the first difficult.

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  • The bays of Espirito Santo, Paranagua and Sao Francisco have similar characteristics, but they are smaller and more difficult of access.

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  • Santa Catharina and Maranhao have well-sheltered harbours formed by an island lying in the mouth of a large bay, but the latter is shallow and difficult of access.

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  • A majority of the ports, from which these roads are built, are small and difficult of access, and the coasting trade is restricted to vessels carrying the Brazilian flag.

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  • The others are either difficult of access, or are rendered practically useless by dangerous reefs, sand bars and shoals.

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  • This province, being difficult of access, was able for a time to assert a practical independence.

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  • It is difficult to suppose that such a blunder was not preconcerted.

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  • The king in person undertook the siege of Ely, which proved unexpectedly difficult.

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  • The rebels were defeated by Lanfranc in the king's absence; but William returned to settle the difficult question of their punishment, and to stamp out the last sparks of disaffection.

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  • The question of a fairway from ocean to harbour has been a difficult one at nearly every port on the African coast.

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  • He simply sets the discussion aside as too difficult for a preliminary discourse, and not strictly relevant to a purely logical inquiry.

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  • During the last six years (1534-1540) of John's reign, his kingdom, beneath the guidance of the Paulician monk, Frater Gyorgy, or George Martinuzzi, the last great statesman of old Hungary, enjoyed a stability and prosperity marvellous in the difficult circumstances of the period, Martinuzzi holding the balance exactly between the emperor and the Porte with 3 I was kept secret for some years for fear of Turkish intervention.

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  • On the 27th of April, in consequence of this rebuff, Dr Wekerle tendered his resignation, but consented to hold office pending the completion of the difficult task of forming another government.

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  • His style is elevated and concise, but somewhat difficult.