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disappointment

disappointment

disappointment Sentence Examples

  • Disappointment was written in his face.

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  • Fred's disappointment was apparent.

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  • She didn't, and the disappointment brought tears to her eyes once again.

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  • Her disappointment was visible.

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  • Her disappointment was visible.

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  • The discovery of Anne's misdeeds coincided in an extraordinary manner with Henry's disappointment in not obtaining by her a male heir, while the king's despotic power and the universal unpopularity of Anne both tended to hinder the administration of pure justice.

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  • Disappointment flashed across her face.

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  • A'Ran watched him go, sensing the same disappointment and doubt he'd seen in his sister earlier.

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  • Sometimes it was easier to accept his disappointment than sympathy.

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  • It struck her suddenly — how much disappointment he had endured.

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  • Ully sighed in disappointment, and she rolled her eyes.

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  • Ully sighed in disappointment, and she rolled her eyes.

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  • "Go ahead," Dean said, trying to hide the disappointment in his voice.

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  • Disappointment spiraled through her.

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  • Our family is prone to ongoing disappointment and treason.

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  • Afraid he would hear the disappointment in her voice.

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  • When the troops finally returned, a pall of disappointment hung over them like a shroud.

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  • To their disappointment there was within this mountain no regular flight of steps by means of which they could mount to the earth's surface.

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  • Disappointment dripped from her voice.

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  • That nishani was beautiful was no great disappointment to him!

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  • "Costumes," the lady said, disappointment like empty socks at Christmas ringing in her voice.

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  • Carmen turned to the door, fighting off a feeling of disappointment that Alex didn't do more.

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  • "He said no, like you said," Toby said, disappointment heavy in his voice.

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  • "I'm sure the news will be a disappointment to your sister," Dean said, trying to keep the eagerness out of his voice.

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  • I could sense Betsy's disappointment and Martha's relief.

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  • Betsy shared Howie's disappointment but she put on a good face.

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  • It seemed to her that everybody knew about her disappointment and was laughing at her and pitying her.

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  • Martha listened, her initial disappointment melting away.

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  • As a precaution against Tatar invasions he founded fortified towns on his southern frontiers - Tambov, Kozlov, Penza and Simbirsk; but when the Don Cossacks offered him Azov, which they had captured from the Turks, and a National Assembly, convoked for the purpose of considering the question, were in favour of accepting it as a means of increasing Russian influence on the Black Sea, he decided that the town should be restored to the sultan, much to the disappointment of its captors.

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  • Partly from disappointment and nervous exhaustion, and partly from a conviction that the country required rest in order to judge the practical results of the reforms already accomplished, the tsar refrained from further initiating new legislation, and the government gave it to be understood that the epoch of the great reforms was closed.

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  • We plodded our way through dinner but the disappointment of the bad news phone call weighted on everyone's mind.

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  • In the case of Helen, as in that of Laura Bridgman, disappointment was inevitable.

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  • That familiar yet annoying pang of disappointment took its place.

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  • Yet at that moment the adoption of a clear line of policy, in accord with the central powers, might have saved Italy from the loss of prestige entailed by her bearing in regard to the Russo-Turkish War and the Austrian acquisition of Bosnia, and might have prevented the disappointment subsequently occasioned by the outcome of the Congress of Berlin.

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  • He appeared, however, only once at its conferences, owing to his age and to disappointment at the comparative failure of his work.

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  • In his absence the open violence and extortion of Agesilaus, combined with the popular disappointment at the failure of the agrarian scheme, brought about the restoration of Leonidas and the deposition of Cleombrotus, who took refuge at the temple of Apollo at Taenarum and escaped death only at the entreaty of his wife, Leonidas's daughter Chilonis.

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  • He saw the disappointment in her face, and wondered if she had hoped, as he had, that they would spend a lazy day learning all about each other's bodies.

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  • The last made me realize the great disappointment to the dear child more than before.

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  • This disappointment brought on again the spiritual crisis he had experienced in his illness, and for a considerable time the conflict went on within him.

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  • Yet its result was a disappointment to those who had looked for means of inland navigation by the Macquarie river, and by its supposed issue in a mediterranean sea.

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  • In accordance with this declaration, the policy of Russification in Finland was steadily maintained, and caused much disappointment, not only to the Finlanders, but also to the other nationalities who desired the preservation of their ancient rights.

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  • Was that disappointment in his voice, or relief?

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  • He wondered if years of disappointment had driven his most trusted friend away as greed did Ne'Rin's father.

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  • Another disappointment greeted them when they opened the door to 422 Collingswood Avenue.

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  • This naturally caused profound disappointment and dissatisfaction in the liberal section of the educated classes and especially among the young officers of the regiments which had spent some years in western Europe.

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  • Failing health and the disappointment of his political plans led him into violent courses.

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  • He urged on the bill by which Catholics were prohibited from sitting in either House of Parliament, and was bitter in his expressions of disappointment when the Commons passed a proviso excepting James, against whom the bill was especially aimed, from its operation.

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  • Cynthia didn't respond but both shared the disappointment that she hadn't called.

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  • With his disappointment at the discovery of his immortal home no longer standing, he also felt a sense of peace that had eluded him.

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  • He chose to overlook Cora's disappointment at how close she'd been to home without being able to go back.

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  • The fall of Signor Sonnino, the disappointment caused by the non-fulfilment of the expectations to which his advent to power had given rise throughout Italy and the dearth of influential statesmen, made the return to power of Signor Giolitti inevitable.

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  • Bitter disappointment, however, soon overcame them, the Samaritans were strong enough to thwart and hinder their temple-building, and it seemed as though the divine favour was withdrawn.

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  • They washed away their disappointment with cold beer and dove into the rest of their treasures.

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  • A love disappointment, however, turned his thoughts to the church, and in 1624 he entered the Society of Jesus.

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  • They washed away their disappointment with cold beer and dove into the rest of their treasures.

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  • A feeling of disappointment welled up for a moment, but she pushed it away.

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  • A great disappointment, his repulse for the mastership of Balliol, also in 1854, appears to have roused him into the completion of his book on The Epistles of St Paul.

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  • His eyes reflected disappointment, but the smile plastered on his darkly handsome face never faltered.

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  • After hearing what was being said by one or other of these groups he generally turned away with an air of disappointment, as though they were not speaking of anything he wished to hear.

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  • disappointment, and before many months had elapsed it was.

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  • Before Gibbons was out of sight, Dean slumped to the ground, with a look on his face that mirrored both of their disappointment that the man they were pursuing was now aware the two-man posse was closing in.

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  • In September 1533 the birth of a daughter, afterwards Queen Elizabeth, instead of the long-hoped-for son, was a heavy disappointment; next year Of this there is no direct proof, but the statement rests upon contemporary belief and chiefly upon the extraordinary terms of the dispensation granted to Henry to marry Anne Boleyn, which included the suspension of all canons relating to impediments created by "affinity rising ex illicito coitu in any degree even in the first."

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  • She shook off a feeling of disappointment.

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  • Don't you think you're setting yourself up for a disappointment?

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  • "I guess he didn't have time to fall asleep," Betsy said, her voice dripping with disappointment.

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  • Teaching classes was unexciting to him and Martha recently told me his summer plant testing project was a major disappointment.

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  • I asked, not hiding my disappointment.

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  • She didn't complain, but he felt her disappointment.

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  • She grimaced as she reread the text, torn between amusement and disappointment.

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  • "Yes, I want to know the terms," she whispered and braced herself for disappointment.

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  • "I know it's far, Kiera," Evelyn said, frowning in disappointment.

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  • Evelyn sighed in disappointment.

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  • But the eagerly anticipated package was a gross disappointment.

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  • Hopefully she wouldn't be a disappointment.

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  • Here they experienced a cruel disappointment.

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  • 18 77-7 8, which ended in disappointment Though the campaign enabled him to recover Bessarabia at the expense of his Rumanian ally, it did not increase Russian prestige in the East, because the Russian army was repeatedly repulsed by the Turks, and when at last it reached Constantinople, it was prevented from entering the city by the threatening attitude of England and Austria.

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  • In the field of diplomacy there was likewise disappointment.

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  • 19]); and it was intended to meet the craving of souls sick with waiting and disappointment.

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  • " The expectation that he would lead Israel in triumph to the Holy Land was doomed to end in disappointment.

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  • On being called to the bar he "found a cause or two at nurse for him, which he did his best to put to death," to the bitter disappointment of his father, who had confidently looked forward to seeing him upon the woolsack.

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  • With the incoming of the last decade of the century there seemed to be some justifiable hopes of the dawn of better times, but they were speedily doomed to disappointment.

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  • Another disappointment befel him in the same quarter, the surrender of the French forces in Egypt to the British expedition commanded first by General Abercromby and afterwards by General John Hely-Hutchinson (30th of August 1801).

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  • On Louis declining the honour, it devolved on Joseph, king of Naples, who vacated that throne for the benefit of Murat - a source of disappointment and annoyance to both.

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  • But ten years afterwards, in the exhibition of 1872, which was specially devoted to cotton, a few only of the thirty-five countries which had sent their samples in 1862 again appeared, and these for the most part only to bear witness to disappointment and failure.

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  • Wesley's attachment to Miss Hopkey also led to much pain and disappointment.

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  • Patrick probably felt great disappointment when Palladius was sent as the chosen envoy of Rome, but now Germanus seems to have decided that Patrick was the man for the task, and he was consecrated in 432.

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  • 1920 and vented their disappointment at the non-fulfilment of the promises made them by devastations.

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  • The gathering exasperation of the Sienese, and notably of the middle class, against their rulers was brought to a climax by this cruel disappointment.

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  • During the trying winter of 1854-55, the suffering he was compelled to witness, the censures, in great part unjust, which he had to endure and all the manifold anxieties of the siege seriously undermined his health, and although he found a friend and ardent supporter in his new French colleague, General Pelissier (q.v.), disappointment at the failure of the assault of the 18th of June 1855 finally broke his spirit, and very shortly afterwards, on the 28th of June 1855, he died of dysentery.

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  • To Walton himself, however, the Reformation brought no disappointment.

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  • Yet it was certainly a cause of bitter disappointment to him that he had to stand by while the country was in his opinion not only misgoverned, but led to ruin.

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  • Considering the important part played by the Egyptian sojourn of the Hebrews, as narrated in the Scriptures, it was certainly not an overenthusiastic prediction that the Egyptian monuments when fully investigated would divulge important references to Joseph, to Moses, and to the all-important incidents of the Exodus; but half a century of expectant attention in this direction has led only to disappointment.

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  • It is not too much, then, to say that failure to find such a monument has caused deep disappointment to Bible scholars everywhere.

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  • But it was one of prolonged disappointment and annoyance.

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  • His disappointment was great when the governor-generalship was, owing to party exigencies, conferred on Sir Gilbert Elliot (Lord Minto); he declined, it is said, soon afterwards the government of the Cape, but accepted a K.C.B.

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  • He continued the policy of improving relations with Austria, which did not contribute to his popularity; after the annexation of Bosnia and the Herzegovina his imprudently worded speech at Carate created the illusion that Italy was to be compensated, perhaps by the cession of the Trentino, and the disappointment when nothing of the kind materialized greatly weakened his prestige.

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  • Overwhelmed with disappointment, he retired to the Dominican monastery in Haiti; he joined the order in 1522 and devoted eight years to study.

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  • He was one of those explorers who had been attracted by the belief in a rich southern land, and this island, the South France of his first discovery, was afterwards called by him Desolation Land in his disappointment.

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  • Frederick Augustus was succeeded in 1827 by his brother Antony, to the great disappointment of the people, who had expected a more liberal era under Prince Frederick Augustus, the king's nephew.

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  • Waitz was an adherent of the party who were eager to bring about a union of the German states under a German emperor; and when the king of Prussia declined the imperial crown the professor withdrew from the assembly in disappointment, and ended his active share in public life.'

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  • The failure of his other son, Charles Louis Napoleon (afterwards Napoleon III.), to wrest the French crown from Louis Philippe by the attempts at Strassburg and Boulogne also caused him much disappointment.

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  • The Paris Conference in July 1920 decided for the partition of the disputed area; and the decision, though it signified no small sacrifice for the Czechoslovaks and caused deep disappointment throughout the country, was accepted loyally in the hope that by this sacrifice the friendship of the Poles would be secured.

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  • It is men's opinions or unwarranted judgments about things, say the sceptics, which betray them into desire, and painful effort and disappointment.

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  • The greater states gained largely, especially Prussia, who was given large accessions of territory on the Rhine, partly as a compensation for her disappointment in the matter of Saxony, partly that she might act as a bulwark against France.

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  • This disappointment, aggravated as it was by certain lines written by Dean Swift, affected Ditton's health to such a degree that he died in the following year, on the 15th of October 1715.

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  • The disappointment thus inflicted on Russia was a determining cause of the outbreak of the Crimean War (see Kinglake, Invasion of the Crimea, chap. iii.).

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  • The repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts having been carried in the House of Commons in the session of 1828, Wellington, to the great disappointment of Tories like Lord Eldon, recommended the House of Lords not to offer further resistance, and the measure was accordingly carried through.

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  • To the disappointment of his father, in whom the military instinct was ever predominant, he showed no love of soldiering, and gave evidence of a kindliness of disposition and a tender-heartedness which were considered out of place in one destined to become a military autocrat.

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  • Hence arose a general feeling of disappointment, which acted on different natures in different ways.

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  • For some years the emperor, with his sound common-sense and dislike of exaggeration, held the balance fairly between the two extremes; but long years of uninterrupted labour, anxiety and disappointment weakened his zeal for reform, and when radicalism assumed more and more the form of secret societies and revolutionary agitation, he felt constrained to adopt severe repressive measures.

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  • The early years of his Oxford professorship were occupied by severe labour, sundry travels, attacks of illness and another cruel disappointment in love.

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  • He now suffered from frequent attacks of brain irritation and exhaustion, and had many causes of sorrow and disappointment.

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  • He was, however, more than compensated for this disappointment by his compact (1339) with his ally and brother-in-law, Casimir of Poland, whereby it was agreed that Louis should succeed to the Polish throne on the death of the childless Casimir.

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  • To the great disappointment of the court More remained firm to the popular cause, and it was greatly owing to his influence that its demands were resisted.

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  • The rejection of this budget in December by the House of Lords led to d desperate struggle at the polls in January 1910, but the confident hopes of the Unionists were doomed to disappointment.

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  • tarried, and the first enthusiasm of a faith that was largely eschatological died away, while ever-present temptation pressed the harder as disappointment and perplexity increased.

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  • The disappointment was acute and his health suffered.

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  • During the reign of Anne he remained a member of the privy council, and was one of the commissioners appointed to arrange the terms of the union of England and Scotland; but, to his bitter disappointment, his claims to the primacy were twice passed over.

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  • They were close to the harbour when a great disappointment overtook them.

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  • His disappointment at its reception was great; and though he never entirely relinquished his metaphysical speculations, though all that is of value in his later writings depends on the acute analysis of human nature to which he was from the first attracted, one cannot but regret that his high powers were henceforth withdrawn for the most part from the consideration, of the foundations of belief, and expended on its practical applications.

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  • " But," he writes in the well-known passage of his Life, " miserable was my disappointment.

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  • But Thorfinn Karlsefni found no abundance of "vinber," in fact one of his followers composed some verses to express his disappointment on this score.

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  • Resting under a solitary broom bush (a kind of genista), he gave vent to his disappointment in a prayer for death.

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  • Thus the customs parliament was kept rigidly to the objects for which it was founded, greatly to the disappointment of patriots who had not doubted that it would become an effective instrument for the attainment of far larger purposes.

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  • For a generation they had waited for his accession, and bitter was their disappointment, for it was known that his son was more inclined to follow the principles of Bismarck than those of his own father.

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  • Feudals and Czechs all supported the declaration of 1868, and would accept no compromise, and he returned to Vienna after what was the greatest disappointment of his life.

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  • His "plan" for defending the city raised expectations doomed to disappointment; the successive sorties made under pressure of public opinion were unsuccessful, and having declared in one of his proclamations that the governor of Paris would never capitulate, when capitulation became inevitable he resigned the governorship of Paris on the 2 2nd of January 1871 to General Vinoy, retaining the presidency of the government until after the armistice in February.

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  • Its hopes, based on a Euphrates valley railway, which was to have started from its port of Suedia (Seleucia), were doomed to disappointment, and it has suffered repeatedly from visitations of cholera; but it has nevertheless grown rapidly and will resume much of its old importance when a railway is made down the lower Orontes valley.

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  • If so, their disappointment may account for the statements of ecclesiastical writers, like Walsingham, that Henry on becoming king was changed suddenly into a new man.

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  • The mind coming through a thousand phases of mistake and disappointment to a sense and realization of its true position in the universe - such is the drama which is consciously Hegel's own history, but is represented objectively as the process of spiritual history which the philosopher reproduces in himself.

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  • In his disappointment he resolved never again to offer his services to his native town, and retired into private life, a course which his ample means facilitated.

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  • Disappointment in more senses than one awaited Goethe on his return to Weimar.

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  • The latter work, however, was a disappointment: perhaps it could not have been otherwise.

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  • When, therefore, the conquest of Khiva in 1873 by the Russians, and their gradual approach towards the amir's northern border, had seriously alarmed Shere Ali, he applied for support to the British; and his disappointment at his failure to obtain distinct pledges of material assistance, and at Great Britain's refusal to endorse all his claims in a dispute with Persia over Seistan, so far estranged him from the British connexion that he began to entertain amicable overtures from the Russian authorities at Tashkend.

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  • His diary shows that in the outward journey Scott's mind was full of care and anxiety, while the disappointment of finding by Amundsen's record that he was not first to reach the Pole was a shock from which his spirits seemed never to recover.

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  • For their real sympathies, he knew, were with the house of Ali, and Abu Salama their leader, who had reluctantly taken the oath of allegiance, did not conceal his disappointment.

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  • The great zinc and lead area along the northern border in the plateau portion of the Ozark region has proved a disappointment in development; the iron areas have hardly been touched, and the product of the exceptionally promising deposits of manganese lost ground after 1890 before ' For 1906 the Y earbook of the U.

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  • To his great disappointment, however, restoration proved to refer only to a portion of his old kingdom.

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  • Following the route of Fray Marcos de Niza, Coronado reached the first of the alleged cities, and to his great disappointment found only an Indian pueblo.

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  • The main body of Coronado's expedition remained in New Mexico on the Rio Grande while he pushed on to the fabled land of Quivira,' only to meet with another disappointment.

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  • For two years after this disappointment he worked quietly at Gray's Inn, and in 1582 was admitted an outer barrister.

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  • Essex, to compensate in some degree for Bacon's disappointment, insisted on presenting him with a piece of land, worth about 1800, and situated probably near Twickenham Park.

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  • de Coronado to make his famous expedition next year to Zuni, of which Fray Marcos was the guide; and the realities proved a great disappointment.

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  • No event in the history of England had been attended with more lively and general rejoicing than Charles's restoration, and none was destined to cause greater subsequent disappointment and disillusion.

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  • By way of compensation for the loss of his rights, the works were handed back to him in 1800, but all his efforts to obtain money enough to restore them and resume manufacturing on a profitable scale were vain, and, worn out with disappointment, he died by his own hand at Saint-Denis on the 16th of January 1806.

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  • Setting forth these views, candidly and calmly, in a sermon, he found his congregation, not unnaturally, reluctant to agree with him, and therefore retired, not without some disappointment, from the pastoral office.

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  • javanica, Hasskarliana and anglica, were likely to lead to disappointment as quinineyielding species, these have been replaced in the plantations as rapidly as possible by the more valuable species, of which C. Ledgeriana, yielding from 5 to io% or even more of quinine, C. officinalis, and a hybrid between C. officinalis and C. succirubra, which has been named C. robusta, are the most important.

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  • According to Walton, Donne spent some time in Italy and Spain, and intended to proceed to Palestine, "but at his being in the farthest parts of Italy, the disappointment of company,or of a safe convoy,or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness."

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  • Livingstone had set his heart on China, and it was a great disappointment to him that the society finally decided to send him to Africa.

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  • Many an earnest heart full of disappointment or enthusiasm has gone through a similar struggle, has learnt to look upon all earthly gains and hopes as worse than vanity, has envied the calm life of the cloister, troubled by none of these things, and has longed for an opportunity of entire selfsurrender to abstinence and meditation.

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  • But any such generalizations are dangerous and have frequently led to disappointment and sometimes to needless expenditure.

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  • The tsar, worn out with disappointment, suddenly died, and was succeeded by his son Alexander.

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  • Thus the last year of the century closed in disappointment and gloom.

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  • "A man of ardent character, sanguine, courageous, speculative, fortunate, with a temper which no disappointment could disturb" (so Lord Beaconsfield described him), he soon made the beginnings of a handsome fortune and turned country gentleman.

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  • Though the fortunes of the Tory party were fast reviving under Peel's guidance, the victory was denied him on this occasion; but, for once, the return of the Whigs to power was no great disappointment for the junior member for Maidstone.

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  • Yet even this satisfaction had its tang of disappointment; for though Endymion was not wholly written in his last days, it was in no respect the success that Lothair was.

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  • His description of his grandfather recurs to us: "A man of ardent character, sanguine, courageous and fortunate, with a temper which no disappointment could disturb."

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  • But his health was failing, his reputation was on the wane, his works did not sell, and he gradually sank a prey to illness and disappointment.

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  • The question was submitted to the churches at Basel, Bern, Zurich and Neuchatel, but they also, to Calvin's disappointment, were divided in their judgment, some counselling severity, others gentle measures.

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  • Shortly afterwards Don John, whose health had broken down through disappointment and ill-health, died, and Farnese was appointed to take his place.

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  • Disappointment brought on an illness, on his recovery from which he seems for a time to have given up his studies, and to have plunged into the gay life of the world.

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  • And the first feeling of most travellers who visit modern Sparta is one of disappointment with the ancient remains: it is rather the loveliness and grandeur of the situation and the fascination of Mistra, with its grass-grown streets, its decaying houses, its ruined fortress and its beautiful Byzantine churches, that remain as a lasting and cherished memory.

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  • The disgrace of his condemnation, added to disappointment at the failure of his brother to obtain the consulship in spite of the efforts of Scipio,.

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  • But Floridablanca was not content with suppressing liberalism in Spain; he was eager to avenge his disappointment by crushing the Revolution in France.

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  • According to a later and more definite story, his disappointment drove him mad; he rushed out of his tent and fell upon the flocks of sheep in the camp under the impression that they were the enemy; on coming to his senses, he slew himself with the sword which he had received as a present from Hector.

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  • The Berlin treaty was a disappointment to the Gregorian Armenians, who had hoped that Armenia and Cilicia would have been formed into an autonomous province administered by Christians.

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  • She took a sip and barely concealed her disappointment.

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  • In spite of her resolution, a pang of disappointment twisted her heart.

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  • That familiar yet annoying pang of disappointment took its place.

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  • She shook off a feeling of disappointment.

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  • Don't you think you're setting yourself up for a disappointment?

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  • I could sense Betsy's disappointment and Martha's relief.

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  • "I guess he didn't have time to fall asleep," Betsy said, her voice dripping with disappointment.

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  • Betsy shared Howie's disappointment but she put on a good face.

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  • We plodded our way through dinner but the disappointment of the bad news phone call weighted on everyone's mind.

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  • When Betsy and I snuggled in bed, she admitted her profound disappointment in not finding Alder's Bridge a reality.

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  • Disappointment was written in his face.

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  • Teaching classes was unexciting to him and Martha recently told me his summer plant testing project was a major disappointment.

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  • Howie, with his disappointment intensified, vowed to do everything it took to apprehend the culprit he nicknamed the Delabama Killer.

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  • When the troops finally returned, a pall of disappointment hung over them like a shroud.

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  • I asked, not hiding my disappointment.

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  • While I expressed my disappointment, he reminded me our culprit had a notorious habit of frequently changing stolen plates.

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  • She didn't complain, but he felt her disappointment.

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  • She grimaced as she reread the text, torn between amusement and disappointment.

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  • Yully's disappointment was soul-deep at the mention of a potential wife for the immortal.

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  • "I know it's far, Kiera," Evelyn said, frowning in disappointment.

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  • A'Ran watched him go, sensing the same disappointment and doubt he'd seen in his sister earlier.

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  • He wondered if years of disappointment had driven his most trusted friend away as greed did Ne'Rin's father.

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  • Evelyn sighed in disappointment.

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  • But the eagerly anticipated package was a gross disappointment.

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  • "I'm sure the news will be a disappointment to your sister," Dean said, trying to keep the eagerness out of his voice.

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  • He saw the disappointment in her face, and wondered if she had hoped, as he had, that they would spend a lazy day learning all about each other's bodies.

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  • "He said no, like you said," Toby said, disappointment heavy in his voice.

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  • Before Gibbons was out of sight, Dean slumped to the ground, with a look on his face that mirrored both of their disappointment that the man they were pursuing was now aware the two-man posse was closing in.

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  • With his disappointment at the discovery of his immortal home no longer standing, he also felt a sense of peace that had eluded him.

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  • Carmen turned to the door, fighting off a feeling of disappointment that Alex didn't do more.

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  • Hopefully she wouldn't be a disappointment.

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  • But fear of seeing disappointment in the eyes of her mentor kept her silent.

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  • His eyes reflected disappointment, but the smile plastered on his darkly handsome face never faltered.

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  • Tho Andrzejewski seemed to be one of the Party's most faithful acolytes, his disappointment seems to have grown around 1953.

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  • I stayed at several other ashrams and found them all a disappointment and a perversion of the TRUTH.

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  • But bitter disappointment and rejection awaits her, after she humiliatingly fails a dance audition.

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  • There's no crushing disappointment a la The Matrix: Revolutions in the final part of this trilogy.

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  • Despite his bitter disappointment, Baird continued his experimental work in color television.

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  • No espresso, either, which is a slight disappointment.

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  • Given the subject matter, Munich is a huge disappointment.

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  • Here François Le Rue met with a profound disappointment.

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  • There we faced the biggest disappointment of the day.

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  • To avoid the inevitable disappointment with Bachelet's presidency it is necessary to urgently begin the task of building a new workers ' party.

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  • There can be little doubt that Tom's greatest disappointment was his son's total disinterest in the family business.

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  • This would then forewarn Council and also remove any element of disappointment in the event that this arose.

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  • millions in poverty and many more facing disappointment in retirement.

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  • The last third is a bit of a disappointment, because it gets preachy, loses its hard edge, and gets soft.

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  • The lack of concrete proposals for ad-hoc collaborative projects represents the main area of disappointment to date.

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  • And because they hear of others having experiences which they know not, they carry heavy burdens of disappointment and self reproach.

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  • The only disappointment is that the tartare sauce doesn't come in a little foil sachet.

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  • Despite our regular thrashing of Churchill, the rest of the season turned out to be a bit of a disappointment.

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  • tinged with the disappointment of not being able to include all of those we received.

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  • I understand it may cause disappointment to the people who have supported us and have appreciated our mod, but life is sometime unkind.

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  • vanityay have to learn the disappointment of gaining such vanities many a time.

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  • Initial disappointment finds that Napster has zilch on The Chills front.

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  • A love disappointment, however, turned his thoughts to the church, and in 1624 he entered the Society of Jesus.

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  • He appeared, however, only once at its conferences, owing to his age and to disappointment at the comparative failure of his work.

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  • He urged on the bill by which Catholics were prohibited from sitting in either House of Parliament, and was bitter in his expressions of disappointment when the Commons passed a proviso excepting James, against whom the bill was especially aimed, from its operation.

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  • Failing health and the disappointment of his political plans led him into violent courses.

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  • in 1534 was frustrated by the opposition of the clergy and the council, Margaret in her disappointment revealed certain secrets to Henry which led to her being accused by her son of betraying him for money and of acting as an English spy.

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  • Bitter disappointment, however, soon overcame them, the Samaritans were strong enough to thwart and hinder their temple-building, and it seemed as though the divine favour was withdrawn.

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  • A great disappointment, his repulse for the mastership of Balliol, also in 1854, appears to have roused him into the completion of his book on The Epistles of St Paul.

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  • Yet its result was a disappointment to those who had looked for means of inland navigation by the Macquarie river, and by its supposed issue in a mediterranean sea.

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  • Here they experienced a cruel disappointment.

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  • This disappointment brought on again the spiritual crisis he had experienced in his illness, and for a considerable time the conflict went on within him.

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  • Yet at that moment the adoption of a clear line of policy, in accord with the central powers, might have saved Italy from the loss of prestige entailed by her bearing in regard to the Russo-Turkish War and the Austrian acquisition of Bosnia, and might have prevented the disappointment subsequently occasioned by the outcome of the Congress of Berlin.

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  • The fall of Signor Sonnino, the disappointment caused by the non-fulfilment of the expectations to which his advent to power had given rise throughout Italy and the dearth of influential statesmen, made the return to power of Signor Giolitti inevitable.

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  • He did not conceal his vexation and disappointment, which were increased by the appointment of Halifax to the office of lord privy seal.

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  • As a precaution against Tatar invasions he founded fortified towns on his southern frontiers - Tambov, Kozlov, Penza and Simbirsk; but when the Don Cossacks offered him Azov, which they had captured from the Turks, and a National Assembly, convoked for the purpose of considering the question, were in favour of accepting it as a means of increasing Russian influence on the Black Sea, he decided that the town should be restored to the sultan, much to the disappointment of its captors.

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  • This naturally caused profound disappointment and dissatisfaction in the liberal section of the educated classes and especially among the young officers of the regiments which had spent some years in western Europe.

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  • Partly from disappointment and nervous exhaustion, and partly from a conviction that the country required rest in order to judge the practical results of the reforms already accomplished, the tsar refrained from further initiating new legislation, and the government gave it to be understood that the epoch of the great reforms was closed.

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  • 18 77-7 8, which ended in disappointment Though the campaign enabled him to recover Bessarabia at the expense of his Rumanian ally, it did not increase Russian prestige in the East, because the Russian army was repeatedly repulsed by the Turks, and when at last it reached Constantinople, it was prevented from entering the city by the threatening attitude of England and Austria.

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  • In the field of diplomacy there was likewise disappointment.

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  • In accordance with this declaration, the policy of Russification in Finland was steadily maintained, and caused much disappointment, not only to the Finlanders, but also to the other nationalities who desired the preservation of their ancient rights.

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  • In September 1533 the birth of a daughter, afterwards Queen Elizabeth, instead of the long-hoped-for son, was a heavy disappointment; next year Of this there is no direct proof, but the statement rests upon contemporary belief and chiefly upon the extraordinary terms of the dispensation granted to Henry to marry Anne Boleyn, which included the suspension of all canons relating to impediments created by "affinity rising ex illicito coitu in any degree even in the first."

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  • The discovery of Anne's misdeeds coincided in an extraordinary manner with Henry's disappointment in not obtaining by her a male heir, while the king's despotic power and the universal unpopularity of Anne both tended to hinder the administration of pure justice.

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  • " The expectation that he would lead Israel in triumph to the Holy Land was doomed to end in disappointment.

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  • In his absence the open violence and extortion of Agesilaus, combined with the popular disappointment at the failure of the agrarian scheme, brought about the restoration of Leonidas and the deposition of Cleombrotus, who took refuge at the temple of Apollo at Taenarum and escaped death only at the entreaty of his wife, Leonidas's daughter Chilonis.

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  • On being called to the bar he "found a cause or two at nurse for him, which he did his best to put to death," to the bitter disappointment of his father, who had confidently looked forward to seeing him upon the woolsack.

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  • With the incoming of the last decade of the century there seemed to be some justifiable hopes of the dawn of better times, but they were speedily doomed to disappointment.

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  • Another disappointment befel him in the same quarter, the surrender of the French forces in Egypt to the British expedition commanded first by General Abercromby and afterwards by General John Hely-Hutchinson (30th of August 1801).

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  • On Louis declining the honour, it devolved on Joseph, king of Naples, who vacated that throne for the benefit of Murat - a source of disappointment and annoyance to both.

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  • But ten years afterwards, in the exhibition of 1872, which was specially devoted to cotton, a few only of the thirty-five countries which had sent their samples in 1862 again appeared, and these for the most part only to bear witness to disappointment and failure.

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  • Wesley's attachment to Miss Hopkey also led to much pain and disappointment.

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  • Patrick probably felt great disappointment when Palladius was sent as the chosen envoy of Rome, but now Germanus seems to have decided that Patrick was the man for the task, and he was consecrated in 432.

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  • 1920 and vented their disappointment at the non-fulfilment of the promises made them by devastations.

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  • The second was called for by the preference which the common law gave to a distant collateral over the brother of the half-blood of the first purchaser; the fourth conferred an indefeasible title on adverse possession for twenty years (a term shortened by Lord Cairns in 1875 to twelve years); the fifth reduced the number of witnesses required by law to attest wills, and removed the vexatious distinction which existed in this respect between freeholds and copyholds; the last freed an innocent debtor from imprisonment only before final judgment (or on what was termed mesne process), but the principle stated by Campbell that only fraudulent debtors should be imprisoned was ultimately given effect to for England and Wales in 1869.1 In one of his most cherished objects, however, that of Land Registration, which formed the theme of his maiden speech in parliament, Campbell was doomed to disappointment.

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  • The gathering exasperation of the Sienese, and notably of the middle class, against their rulers was brought to a climax by this cruel disappointment.

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  • Various circumstances fortified this belief, which contributed to render Marie Antoinette very unpopular - her disappointment at Rohan's acquittal, the fact that he was deprived of his charges and exiled to the abbey of la Chaise-Dieu, and finally the escape of the comtesse de Lamotte from the Salpetriere, with the connivance, as people believed, o{ the court.

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  • During the trying winter of 1854-55, the suffering he was compelled to witness, the censures, in great part unjust, which he had to endure and all the manifold anxieties of the siege seriously undermined his health, and although he found a friend and ardent supporter in his new French colleague, General Pelissier (q.v.), disappointment at the failure of the assault of the 18th of June 1855 finally broke his spirit, and very shortly afterwards, on the 28th of June 1855, he died of dysentery.

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  • 14) is probably to be explained by the fact that "Paul had found some of the brethren reluctant to undertake a journey to Macedonia, or to perform some other service which he desired, and the words only express the momentary disappointment of a man who was imprisoned and ready to die for the gospel" (Drummond).

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  • To Walton himself, however, the Reformation brought no disappointment.

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  • Yet it was certainly a cause of bitter disappointment to him that he had to stand by while the country was in his opinion not only misgoverned, but led to ruin.

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  • Considering the important part played by the Egyptian sojourn of the Hebrews, as narrated in the Scriptures, it was certainly not an overenthusiastic prediction that the Egyptian monuments when fully investigated would divulge important references to Joseph, to Moses, and to the all-important incidents of the Exodus; but half a century of expectant attention in this direction has led only to disappointment.

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  • It is not too much, then, to say that failure to find such a monument has caused deep disappointment to Bible scholars everywhere.

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  • But it was one of prolonged disappointment and annoyance.

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  • His disappointment was great when the governor-generalship was, owing to party exigencies, conferred on Sir Gilbert Elliot (Lord Minto); he declined, it is said, soon afterwards the government of the Cape, but accepted a K.C.B.

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  • He continued the policy of improving relations with Austria, which did not contribute to his popularity; after the annexation of Bosnia and the Herzegovina his imprudently worded speech at Carate created the illusion that Italy was to be compensated, perhaps by the cession of the Trentino, and the disappointment when nothing of the kind materialized greatly weakened his prestige.

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  • Overwhelmed with disappointment, he retired to the Dominican monastery in Haiti; he joined the order in 1522 and devoted eight years to study.

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  • He was one of those explorers who had been attracted by the belief in a rich southern land, and this island, the South France of his first discovery, was afterwards called by him Desolation Land in his disappointment.

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  • Frederick Augustus was succeeded in 1827 by his brother Antony, to the great disappointment of the people, who had expected a more liberal era under Prince Frederick Augustus, the king's nephew.

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  • Waitz was an adherent of the party who were eager to bring about a union of the German states under a German emperor; and when the king of Prussia declined the imperial crown the professor withdrew from the assembly in disappointment, and ended his active share in public life.'

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  • The failure of his other son, Charles Louis Napoleon (afterwards Napoleon III.), to wrest the French crown from Louis Philippe by the attempts at Strassburg and Boulogne also caused him much disappointment.

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  • The Paris Conference in July 1920 decided for the partition of the disputed area; and the decision, though it signified no small sacrifice for the Czechoslovaks and caused deep disappointment throughout the country, was accepted loyally in the hope that by this sacrifice the friendship of the Poles would be secured.

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  • It is men's opinions or unwarranted judgments about things, say the sceptics, which betray them into desire, and painful effort and disappointment.

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  • The greater states gained largely, especially Prussia, who was given large accessions of territory on the Rhine, partly as a compensation for her disappointment in the matter of Saxony, partly that she might act as a bulwark against France.

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  • This disappointment, aggravated as it was by certain lines written by Dean Swift, affected Ditton's health to such a degree that he died in the following year, on the 15th of October 1715.

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  • The disappointment thus inflicted on Russia was a determining cause of the outbreak of the Crimean War (see Kinglake, Invasion of the Crimea, chap. iii.).

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  • The repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts having been carried in the House of Commons in the session of 1828, Wellington, to the great disappointment of Tories like Lord Eldon, recommended the House of Lords not to offer further resistance, and the measure was accordingly carried through.

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  • To the disappointment of his father, in whom the military instinct was ever predominant, he showed no love of soldiering, and gave evidence of a kindliness of disposition and a tender-heartedness which were considered out of place in one destined to become a military autocrat.

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  • Hence arose a general feeling of disappointment, which acted on different natures in different ways.

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  • For some years the emperor, with his sound common-sense and dislike of exaggeration, held the balance fairly between the two extremes; but long years of uninterrupted labour, anxiety and disappointment weakened his zeal for reform, and when radicalism assumed more and more the form of secret societies and revolutionary agitation, he felt constrained to adopt severe repressive measures.

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  • The early years of his Oxford professorship were occupied by severe labour, sundry travels, attacks of illness and another cruel disappointment in love.

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  • He now suffered from frequent attacks of brain irritation and exhaustion, and had many causes of sorrow and disappointment.

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  • He was, however, more than compensated for this disappointment by his compact (1339) with his ally and brother-in-law, Casimir of Poland, whereby it was agreed that Louis should succeed to the Polish throne on the death of the childless Casimir.

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  • To the great disappointment of the court More remained firm to the popular cause, and it was greatly owing to his influence that its demands were resisted.

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  • The rejection of this budget in December by the House of Lords led to d desperate struggle at the polls in January 1910, but the confident hopes of the Unionists were doomed to disappointment.

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  • tarried, and the first enthusiasm of a faith that was largely eschatological died away, while ever-present temptation pressed the harder as disappointment and perplexity increased.

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  • The disappointment was acute and his health suffered.

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  • During the reign of Anne he remained a member of the privy council, and was one of the commissioners appointed to arrange the terms of the union of England and Scotland; but, to his bitter disappointment, his claims to the primacy were twice passed over.

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  • They were close to the harbour when a great disappointment overtook them.

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  • His disappointment at its reception was great; and though he never entirely relinquished his metaphysical speculations, though all that is of value in his later writings depends on the acute analysis of human nature to which he was from the first attracted, one cannot but regret that his high powers were henceforth withdrawn for the most part from the consideration, of the foundations of belief, and expended on its practical applications.

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  • " But," he writes in the well-known passage of his Life, " miserable was my disappointment.

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  • But Thorfinn Karlsefni found no abundance of "vinber," in fact one of his followers composed some verses to express his disappointment on this score.

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  • Resting under a solitary broom bush (a kind of genista), he gave vent to his disappointment in a prayer for death.

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  • Thus the customs parliament was kept rigidly to the objects for which it was founded, greatly to the disappointment of patriots who had not doubted that it would become an effective instrument for the attainment of far larger purposes.

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  • For a generation they had waited for his accession, and bitter was their disappointment, for it was known that his son was more inclined to follow the principles of Bismarck than those of his own father.

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  • Feudals and Czechs all supported the declaration of 1868, and would accept no compromise, and he returned to Vienna after what was the greatest disappointment of his life.

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  • His "plan" for defending the city raised expectations doomed to disappointment; the successive sorties made under pressure of public opinion were unsuccessful, and having declared in one of his proclamations that the governor of Paris would never capitulate, when capitulation became inevitable he resigned the governorship of Paris on the 2 2nd of January 1871 to General Vinoy, retaining the presidency of the government until after the armistice in February.

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  • Its hopes, based on a Euphrates valley railway, which was to have started from its port of Suedia (Seleucia), were doomed to disappointment, and it has suffered repeatedly from visitations of cholera; but it has nevertheless grown rapidly and will resume much of its old importance when a railway is made down the lower Orontes valley.

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  • If so, their disappointment may account for the statements of ecclesiastical writers, like Walsingham, that Henry on becoming king was changed suddenly into a new man.

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  • The mind coming through a thousand phases of mistake and disappointment to a sense and realization of its true position in the universe - such is the drama which is consciously Hegel's own history, but is represented objectively as the process of spiritual history which the philosopher reproduces in himself.

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  • In his disappointment he resolved never again to offer his services to his native town, and retired into private life, a course which his ample means facilitated.

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  • Disappointment in more senses than one awaited Goethe on his return to Weimar.

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  • The latter work, however, was a disappointment: perhaps it could not have been otherwise.

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  • When, therefore, the conquest of Khiva in 1873 by the Russians, and their gradual approach towards the amir's northern border, had seriously alarmed Shere Ali, he applied for support to the British; and his disappointment at his failure to obtain distinct pledges of material assistance, and at Great Britain's refusal to endorse all his claims in a dispute with Persia over Seistan, so far estranged him from the British connexion that he began to entertain amicable overtures from the Russian authorities at Tashkend.

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  • His diary shows that in the outward journey Scott's mind was full of care and anxiety, while the disappointment of finding by Amundsen's record that he was not first to reach the Pole was a shock from which his spirits seemed never to recover.

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  • For their real sympathies, he knew, were with the house of Ali, and Abu Salama their leader, who had reluctantly taken the oath of allegiance, did not conceal his disappointment.

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  • The great zinc and lead area along the northern border in the plateau portion of the Ozark region has proved a disappointment in development; the iron areas have hardly been touched, and the product of the exceptionally promising deposits of manganese lost ground after 1890 before ' For 1906 the Y earbook of the U.

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  • To his great disappointment, however, restoration proved to refer only to a portion of his old kingdom.

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  • This disappointment of his ambition would not perhaps in itself have sufficed to stir Mehemet Ali to revolt against his master; but it was ominous of perils to come, which the astute pasha thought it wise to forestall.

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  • Following the route of Fray Marcos de Niza, Coronado reached the first of the alleged cities, and to his great disappointment found only an Indian pueblo.

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  • The main body of Coronado's expedition remained in New Mexico on the Rio Grande while he pushed on to the fabled land of Quivira,' only to meet with another disappointment.

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  • For two years after this disappointment he worked quietly at Gray's Inn, and in 1582 was admitted an outer barrister.

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  • Essex, to compensate in some degree for Bacon's disappointment, insisted on presenting him with a piece of land, worth about 1800, and situated probably near Twickenham Park.

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  • de Coronado to make his famous expedition next year to Zuni, of which Fray Marcos was the guide; and the realities proved a great disappointment.

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  • No event in the history of England had been attended with more lively and general rejoicing than Charles's restoration, and none was destined to cause greater subsequent disappointment and disillusion.

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  • By way of compensation for the loss of his rights, the works were handed back to him in 1800, but all his efforts to obtain money enough to restore them and resume manufacturing on a profitable scale were vain, and, worn out with disappointment, he died by his own hand at Saint-Denis on the 16th of January 1806.

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  • Setting forth these views, candidly and calmly, in a sermon, he found his congregation, not unnaturally, reluctant to agree with him, and therefore retired, not without some disappointment, from the pastoral office.

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  • javanica, Hasskarliana and anglica, were likely to lead to disappointment as quinineyielding species, these have been replaced in the plantations as rapidly as possible by the more valuable species, of which C. Ledgeriana, yielding from 5 to io% or even more of quinine, C. officinalis, and a hybrid between C. officinalis and C. succirubra, which has been named C. robusta, are the most important.

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  • According to Walton, Donne spent some time in Italy and Spain, and intended to proceed to Palestine, "but at his being in the farthest parts of Italy, the disappointment of company,or of a safe convoy,or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness."

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  • Livingstone had set his heart on China, and it was a great disappointment to him that the society finally decided to send him to Africa.

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  • Many an earnest heart full of disappointment or enthusiasm has gone through a similar struggle, has learnt to look upon all earthly gains and hopes as worse than vanity, has envied the calm life of the cloister, troubled by none of these things, and has longed for an opportunity of entire selfsurrender to abstinence and meditation.

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  • But any such generalizations are dangerous and have frequently led to disappointment and sometimes to needless expenditure.

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  • The tsar, worn out with disappointment, suddenly died, and was succeeded by his son Alexander.

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  • Thus the last year of the century closed in disappointment and gloom.

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  • "A man of ardent character, sanguine, courageous, speculative, fortunate, with a temper which no disappointment could disturb" (so Lord Beaconsfield described him), he soon made the beginnings of a handsome fortune and turned country gentleman.

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  • Though the fortunes of the Tory party were fast reviving under Peel's guidance, the victory was denied him on this occasion; but, for once, the return of the Whigs to power was no great disappointment for the junior member for Maidstone.

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  • Yet even this satisfaction had its tang of disappointment; for though Endymion was not wholly written in his last days, it was in no respect the success that Lothair was.

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  • His description of his grandfather recurs to us: "A man of ardent character, sanguine, courageous and fortunate, with a temper which no disappointment could disturb."

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  • But his health was failing, his reputation was on the wane, his works did not sell, and he gradually sank a prey to illness and disappointment.

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  • The question was submitted to the churches at Basel, Bern, Zurich and Neuchatel, but they also, to Calvin's disappointment, were divided in their judgment, some counselling severity, others gentle measures.

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  • Shortly afterwards Don John, whose health had broken down through disappointment and ill-health, died, and Farnese was appointed to take his place.

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  • Disappointment brought on an illness, on his recovery from which he seems for a time to have given up his studies, and to have plunged into the gay life of the world.

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  • And the first feeling of most travellers who visit modern Sparta is one of disappointment with the ancient remains: it is rather the loveliness and grandeur of the situation and the fascination of Mistra, with its grass-grown streets, its decaying houses, its ruined fortress and its beautiful Byzantine churches, that remain as a lasting and cherished memory.

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  • The disgrace of his condemnation, added to disappointment at the failure of his brother to obtain the consulship in spite of the efforts of Scipio,.

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  • But Floridablanca was not content with suppressing liberalism in Spain; he was eager to avenge his disappointment by crushing the Revolution in France.

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  • According to a later and more definite story, his disappointment drove him mad; he rushed out of his tent and fell upon the flocks of sheep in the camp under the impression that they were the enemy; on coming to his senses, he slew himself with the sword which he had received as a present from Hector.

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  • The Berlin treaty was a disappointment to the Gregorian Armenians, who had hoped that Armenia and Cilicia would have been formed into an autonomous province administered by Christians.

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  • Friends tried to discourage this tendency, fearing lest it would lead to disappointment.

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  • Today with much disappointment I have come to the realization that search engine traffic alone will not make me rich.

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  • And because they hear of others having experiences which they know not, they carry heavy burdens of disappointment and self reproach.

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  • Then we might imagine God up in heaven scowling down at us in disappointment.

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  • Elizabeth tries to hide her disappointment, she thinks I 'm throwing myself away by marrying this foolish, self-opinionated man.

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  • South shrugged off this disappointment and were back on terms soon after.

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  • This time he only got it three feet away, and there was a general sigh of disappointment.

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  • I have to say that this morning was something of a disappointment.

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  • No applause for Deco tho, a huge disappointment, and a constant shameful display of diving, play acting and poor sportsmanship.

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  • Despite our regular thrashing of Churchill, the rest of the season turned out to be a bit of a disappointment.

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  • My pleasure in receiving these is tinged with the disappointment of not being able to include all of those we received.

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  • For a car that looked so good it was a bit of a disappointment, with nervous steering and twitchy handling.

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  • I understand it may cause disappointment to the people who have supported us and have appreciated our mod, but life is sometime unkind.

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  • We may have to learn the disappointment of gaining such vanities many a time.

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  • We strongly recommend an early viewing to avoid the risk of disappointment.

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  • Initial disappointment finds that Napster has zilch on The Chills front.

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  • Be matter-of-fact about regressing and don't apply pressure or express disappointment in the child.

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  • Doing so will enable you to make sure your gift is delivered according to your expectations, avoiding unnecessary frustration and disappointment later.

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  • This saves both time and disappointment and allows you to focus solely on products within your price range.

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  • This saves any frustration or disappointment later and is particularly relevant when buying a bike for a child who is still growing.

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  • A Light in the Attic follows his original collection without disappointment.

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  • This may be just fine with you, but if you're expecting the money back immediately, the schedule could come as a disappointment.

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  • This is a useful way to dispose of you unwanted goods and make a few pennies or dollars (although when selling old goods, do make sure your descriptions are accurate to avoid disappointment).

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  • This is a useful way to dispose of you unwanted goods and make a few pennies or dollars (although when selling old goods, do make sure your descriptions are accurate to avoid disappointment).

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  • While used or second hand solar panels can be an absolute bargain, there are some factors to consider to avoid disappointment.

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  • Red wine used to be touted as a great source of antioxidants, measured in ORAC Value, to the disappointment of those who do not drink alcohol.

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  • There has been disappointment express by some customers over the length of time some items require to assemble and concern over material finishes.

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  • I'm not normally a fan of Cover Girl mascaras; I find them dry, flaky, and overall a clumpy disappointment.

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  • Disappointment eventually turns to devastation when you, in an act of desperation, contact the company and find out that the product has been discontinued.

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  • In addition, you won't find a car that's too far away if you search based on where you live, so you save yourself the disappointment of finding the perfect car and then realizing it's three states away.

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  • Otherwise, you may not get the results you want and because of your disappointment, never go back to hynosis again.

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  • While it's great to have high hopes for the perfect holiday, this can be a breeding ground for disappointment.

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  • He is feeling pressures at home to succeed, falling short and acting out behaviorally because of his disappointment in himself.

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  • Miley/Hannah concert tickets are the hottest gig going right now, and they sell out almost immediately, much to the disappointment of a legion of fans.

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  • The trigger appears to be a threat of separation, rejection, or disappointment.

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  • Tweens aren't always good at hiding their disappointment, especially with parents.

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  • They don't see a future on earth and decide to commit suicide because their life has caused them too much disappointment and grief.

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  • Nothing is worse than disappointment on your wedding day.

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  • Many churches require reservations several months in advance so consult your chosen church early to prevent disappointment.

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  • The negative feedback online reportedly had Montag in tears.The disappointment didn't get her down for too long, as a follow-up music video is planned.

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  • Kids can be choosy when it comes to fashion, so to avoid disappointment on all sides, give her some options when you can.

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  • You had to know someone connected and you had to be prepared for disappointment - something could often end up in the wrong size or color.

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  • Although you're probably eager to sample your home-grown asparagus, the first two years may be a disappointment.

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  • Checking whether a bracelet is made from gold or silver instead of plated metal can save disappointment later.

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  • Setting a budget before buying jewelry is useful to avoid disappointment.

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  • When choosing any type of jewelry, setting a budget early on will help to avoid disappointment.

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  • Setting a budget can help to avoid disappointment as well as helping to focus the search when shopping.

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  • When approaching a clearance rack, whether in person or online, you should steel yourself for disappointment.

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  • If you don't get a well-made pair of rimless frames, you can be in for a shaky disappointment.

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  • Be aware of what you're purchasing to cut down on disappointment for yourself, your friends, or your customers.

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  • The only disappointment comes during the boss battles, which for some reason seem to lack the intensity of those in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy.

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  • Fans of speedy arcade action will find some value here, but you're in search of a deep RPG (like Virtual Villagers), you're in for a big disappointment.

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  • One main disappointment, and this only counts for the subsequent Soul Calibur games, is that Li Long from Soul Blade does not make it into the sequels.

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  • Imagine my surprise when I found out that they were real, and imagine my disappointment when I found out that they weren't fast nor blue.

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  • To the disappointment of many, the Zune was just an MP3 player and not the Xbox Portable gamers wanted it to be.

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  • For very expensive bottles of wine, it is a huge disappointment to open it and discover the wine that you have stored so long is "corked" and undrinkable.

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  • Some of the Treos don't have built-in Wi-Fi, which is also a disappointment, but you can upgrade for another chuck of dough.

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  • If parents do not have the opportunity to talk about this disappointment, they may reject the infant.

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  • The woman may feel disappointment and a sense of failure for not experiencing a vaginal delivery.

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  • Losing usually produces feelings of sadness, depression, and disappointment.

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  • Pushing a child to perform a task that is impossible due to development status promotes frustration and disappointment.

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  • These early tantrums are simply an infant's attempt to communicate feelings of dissatisfaction or extreme disappointment.

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  • Because under normal circumstances the child has learned the necessary lessons in how to deal with disappointment by the time he or she has reached the age of four, there is then a noticeable decrease in this sort of acting out behavior.

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  • For toddlers, most childcare professionals recommend that parents make it obvious that temper tantrums are not an appropriate way to handle disappointment.

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  • The tantrum occurs because the small child, who is still learning to cope with her feelings, is simply unable to contain strong emotions of anger, frustration, or disappointment.

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  • Because most teenagers have not worn updos before prom, knowing that the style is suitable and will be beautiful with the dress and jewelry is the key to avoiding disappointment on prom night.

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  • Not all salons carry the same products, so check with your location to avoid disappointment.

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  • If you have your own feathers, be sure to find out if you can bring them and how much it will cost to avoid disappointment and unexpected fees.

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  • Most careers that promise big rewards also come with a lot of disappointment.

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  • Many men's publications reported Jessica Alba's pregnancy news with some disappointment, but the guys out there who love her should remember that pregnancy is only a temporary condition.

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  • This may come as a disappointment for women who are loyal to the Fashion Bug chain but some great alternatives are available, including tracking down Bundle of Joy maternity clothing.

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  • These figures can be a disappointment to many women wanting to get pregnant.

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  • You'll suffer less disappointment when you get ready to wear it if you skip the suits that don't meet all of your qualifications and only seriously consider the ones that do.

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  • Be prepared for some disappointment, and offer some options to lessen the blow.

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  • A dented or broken juicer is just another item for the landfill and a disappointment for you.

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  • It saves disappointment and will help keep you out of danger.

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  • When you expect magic, real life can be a disappointment.

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  • Instead of owning up to his indiscretion directly with you, he acted like a coward and sent you a message in order to avoid hearing your pain and disappointment.

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  • This communication serves to reinforce what someone says and express excitement or disappointment about something.

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  • However, when you seek a guarantee and/or proof that this guy 'is the one,' you're setting him and yourself up for disappointment.

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  • Breaking up is hard and blame is the way we cope with our loss and disappointment.

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  • You have likely reconciled yourself to the disappointment of the ending relationship, your partner hasn't.

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  • Because there are chat, audio, and visual aspects involved with speed dating online, you get a better picture of what someone is really like before meeting him or her in person and experiencing disappointment.

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  • This, again, can cause unhappiness and disappointment, however can easily be managed in well designed engagement party invitations.

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  • This helps a couple to focus their search within a price range and stops later disappointment when the perfect set of rings is found to be too expensive.

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  • Setting a budget before starting to look for rings can help to avoid future disappointment.

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  • This helps reduce disappointment and embarrassment that can mar an otherwise very special occasion.

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  • Making sure early on that an unusual or unique proposal style will be appreciated will help avoid disappointment later.

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  • Budget - setting a budget early on can help to avoid disappointment.

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  • While it is possible to buy antique jewelry from private individuals or from auctions, unless you are aware of what you are buying this could lead to disappointment.

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  • If you're vacationing in Rome, then Claudia Firenze handbags are an easy pickup, but if you're looking to find this designer in your local Nordstrom, your disappointment will be great.

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  • This includes his constant pursuit of perfection and subsequent disappointment when he can't have it.

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  • To avoid disappointment and tears, you'll want to make sure you involve girls in this age group in the clothing selection process.

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  • While the end of summer vacation is often viewed as a terrible disappointment and the "end of all fun" by kids, it doesn't have to be.

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  • By reading all the details, you can avoid a big disappointment for a birthday or special event.As tempting as it might be to splurge on a large gift, it might be better to go with some kind of present that can be easily used by any child.

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  • Finding Shoes to Fit Big Feet is one article that talks about the disappointment women with large feet have had to endure over the past decades.

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  • Anyone who's ever become loyal to a brand can suffer disappointment if they can no longer find it.

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  • This is a surefire way to get acquainted with the series in a hurry - just prepare for disappointment.

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  • You'll save yourself from potential disappointment!

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  • While this may be a fine attraction for novice riders, it can be a great disappointment to adrenaline junkies.

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  • Avoid the disappointment and figure out which tropical locales are perfectly suited to family-friendly fun.

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  • Picking the "right" Disney Princess can avoid disappointment on a birthday or at Christmas.

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  • Therefore a few extra moments checking a website out before buying from it can help to avoid disappointment later.

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