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  • The events which led to this disaster may be briefly told.

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  • She froze when she saw the disaster that was her apartment.

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  • His bond to Katie tempered what was otherwise a disaster of epic proportions.

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  • His chief fault is his overweening haughtiness, due to an over-exalted opinion of his position, which leads him to insult Chryses and Achilles, thereby bringing great disaster upon the Greeks.

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  • After the disaster at Flodden he was completely absorbed in public business.

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  • Darian's mind was like a disaster scene after a hurricane.

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  • Disaster had come upon the north, and the plain of Jezreel saw the total defeat of the king and the rout of his army.

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  • When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.

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  • The result was a great disaster, and Alexander had recourse to the old quibble of the Delphic oracle to Croesus for an explanation.

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  • This defeat is coupled by Tacitus with the disaster of Varus, but it was disgraceful rather than dangerous.

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  • was one of disaster to the Republican party.

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  • The disaster became the great epoch-making event for Jewish history and literature.

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  • A disaster was averted by the marquess of Santa Cruz, who brought up the reserve.

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  • In spite of the disaster of her revelation, a wave of relief passed over me.

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  • He looked around in disapproval at the disaster that remained of the new gym.

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  • It was in vain that the heroic grand master, Henry of Plauen (1410-1413) sought to stem the tide of disaster; he was deposed by the chapter of the Order for his pains.

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  • Several hours later, just as evening set in, she entered the disaster that was her apartment.

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  • And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.

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  • And I will knock the nonsense out of anybody"-- but probably realizing that he was shouting at Bezukhov who so far was not guilty of anything, he added, taking Pierre's hand in a friendly manner, "We are on the eve of a public disaster and I haven't time to be polite to everybody who has business with me.

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  • In the last months of his life, under the influence of a great national disaster, the conscientious, persistent autocrat began to suspect that his system was a mistake, but he still clung to it obstinately.

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  • It was the general disaster produced by the speculative policy of his former guardians which first called forth his sterling qualities and hardened him into a premature manhood.

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  • Upon news of this disaster Phocis, Locris and Euboea revolted, and the Megarians massacred their Athenian garrison, while a Spartan army penetrated into Attica as far as Eleusis.

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  • The canonical history has allowed only one great destruction of Jerusalem, and the disaster of 586 B.C. became the type for similar disasters, but how many there were criticism can scarcely decide.'

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  • This great disaster, which cleared the ground for a new growth of local art, was probably due to yet another incursion of northern tribes, more barbarous than their predecessors, but possessed of superior iron weapons - those tribes which later Greek tradition and Homer knew as the Dorians.

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  • Their opportunity came with the disaster which befell the Roman army under Valerian (q.v.) at Edessa, a disaster, says ' The full text, both Greek and Palmyrene, with an English translation, is given in NSI, pp. 313-340.

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  • In a subsequent battle he retrieved this disaster, and after a long blockade reduced the town itself.

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  • Unlike you and Rhyn, I'd welcome a partner to share eternity and this disaster of a world with.

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  • 139° gaining a practical solution of the problem of the destination of the westward-flowing rivers, Sir Thomas Mitchell, in 1833, led an expedition northward to the upper branches of the Darling; the party met with a sad disaster in the death of Richard Cunningham, brother of the eminent botanist, who was murdered by the blacks near the Bogan river.

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  • himself earnestly to the task of recreating the fleet, which had never recovered from the effects of the disaster of Lissa.

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  • So, on the one hand, the year of the disaster sees the death of the Israelite king, and Amaziah survives for fifteen years, while, on the other, twenty-seven years elapse between the battle and the accession of Uzziah, the next king of Judah.'

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  • The disaster which aroused Nehemiah's grief was scarcely the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., but a more recent one, and it has been conjectured that it followed the work of Ezra (in b above).

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  • Mahratta elders hence uttered predictions of military disaster which were in the end more than fulfilled.

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  • In 1572 Louis, not deterred by previous disaster, raised a small force in France, and, suddenly entering Hainaut, captured Mons (May 23).

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  • The latter, though leader of the Right, had long been intriguing with Cavallotti, leader of the Extreme Left, to overthrow Crispi, but without the disaster of Adowa his plan would scarcely have succeeded.

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  • Ending in a military disaster and a diplomatic humiliation, it had failed to attain even the narrow object for which it had been created.

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  • princes, and sent the spoil to the king of Damascus; the disaster is.

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  • In Italy the disaster of Dogali produced consternation, and caused the fall of the Depretis-Robilant cabinet.

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  • A vote of the Italian Chamber on the 4th of February 1887, in connection with the disaster to Italian troops at Dogali, in Abyssinia, brought about the resignation of the Depretis-Robilant cabinet.

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  • But the destruction of Jerusalem is not quite unique, and somewhat later we meet with indirect evidence for at least one similar disaster upon which the records are silent.

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  • Ully.s lab was a disaster, with glass covering the floor and counters flipped on end.

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  • The alliance between Jehoshaphat and Ahab doubtless continued when the latter was succeeded by his son Ahaziah, and some disaster befell their trading fleet in the Gulf of Akaba (I Kings xxii.

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  • Hawkins declared his object to be discovery and the survey of unknown lands, and his voyage, though terminating in disaster, bore good fruit.

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  • Napoleon's father at first sided with Paoli, but after the disaster of Ponte-Novo he went over to the conquerors, and thereafter solicited places for himself and for his sons with a skill and persistence which led to a close union between the Bonapartes and France.

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  • A few months after the disaster of Jemmingen, Orange, who had now become a Lutheran, himself led a large army into Brabant.

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  • I wouldn't be surprised the Shipton marriage was a disaster from the start and Donnie's silence is a result of that tension.

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  • "The whole day has been a disaster," Dean said as he settled into an easy chair in his bedroom, a shopping bag in his lap.

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  • This untoward disaster led to the abandonment of the expedition, which forthwith returned to Spain, bringing with them the news of the discovery of a fresh-water sea.

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  • He did so with masterly skill and swiftness, and the triumphs of Ulm and Austerlitz hid from view the disaster of Trafalgar; and the only official reference to that crushing defeat was couched in these terms: "Storms caused us to lose some ships of the line after a fight imprudently engaged" (speech to the Legislature, 2nd of March 1806).

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  • This disaster, the most serious suffered by the French since Rossbach, sent a thrill through the Napoleonic vassal states and aroused in Napoleon transports of anger against Dupont.

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  • 17 1915 Stamboliiski accompanied the other leaders of the Opposition to the palace, and, in a forcible speech and later in personal conversation, he warned the King with characteristic brusquerie that if he again plunged the country into war it would end in disaster and that he would lose his throne, if not his head.

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  • presupposes the desolation after that disaster, and some traces of these families are found in Nehemiah's time; and while the traditions know of a separation from Edom (viz.

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  • Last night was a disaster.

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  • Darian is a disaster.

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  • Thus the Magyars were saddled with two rival kings with equally valid titles, which proved an even worse disaster than the Mohacs catastrophe; for in most of the counties of the unhappy kingdom desperadoes of every description plundered the estates of the gentry, and oppressed the common people, under the pretext that they were fighting the battles of the contending monarchs.

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  • Moreover, the site constituted a natural citadel, difficult to approach or to invest, and an almost impregnable refuge in the hour of defeat, within which broken forces might rally to retrieve disaster.

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  • Flooding is the major and most frequently recurring natural disaster in Britain.

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  • That's what their marriage was right now – a disaster.

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  • A plate of half-finished food sat on the coffee table, and the kitchen was a disaster.

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  • Too much relied upon him for him to continue barreling towards disaster.

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  • She'd ignored the instinct at her apartment, and that ended in disaster.

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  • She was the one who caused this disaster.

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  • were a period of unmitigated humiliation and disaster.

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  • The story of Lohengrin as we know it is based on two principal motives common enough in folklore: the metamorphosis of human beings into swans, and the curious wife whose question brings disaster.

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  • As one result of the strike of 1890 a movement was set afoot by a number of enthusiasts, more visionary than practical, that has resulted in a measure of more or less disaster.

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  • such enthusiastic devotees of Yahweh, in days when religion meant patriotism, did much to keep alive the flame of Israel's hope and courage in the dark period of national disaster.

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  • OLD] at least suggest that the destruction of the state was not entirely a disaster.

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  • In obscure circumstances the enthusiastic hopes have melted away, the Davidic scion has disappeared, and Jerusalem has been the victim of another disaster.

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  • His reign, after a few passing years of barren successes, was a long story of political and military decay and disaster.

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  • The surrender of the capital, where he had centralized all the governing powers, was a grave disaster.

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  • Charles Emmanuel achieved a great reputation as a statesman and warrior, and increased the prestige of Savoy, but he was too shifty and ingenious, and his schemes ended in disaster.

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  • But each of the three sections of their army was routed in turn in Asia Minor by the princes of Sivas, Aleppo and Harran, in the middle of I ror; and only a few escaped to report the crushing disaster.

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  • Crusades appear to have been dignified by numbers when they followed some crushing disaster - the loss of Edessa in 1144, or the fall of Jerusalem in 1187 - and were led by kings and emperors; or when, like the Fourth and Fifth Crusades, they achieved some conspicuous success or failure.

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  • To the difficulties caused by disaster, depopulation and maladministration there was added the danger of foreign invasion when war broke out in Europe between Francis I.

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  • Notwithstanding this terrible disaster, Alexandria soon recovered its former splendour, and for some time longer was esteemed the first city of the world after Rome.

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  • The disaster 1 Given by Theiner, Vetera monumenta Hungariam ...

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  • Then came forced loans and debased currency (1788), producing still more acute distress until, in 1791, at the close of the two years' war with Russia, in which the disaster which attended Ottoman arms may be largely ascribed to the penury of the Ottoman treasury, Selim III., the first of the " reforming sultans, " attempted, with but little practical success, to introduce radical reforms into the administrative organization of his empire.

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  • After the disaster of Angora, from which it seemed impossible that the Ottoman fortunes could ever recover, the princes fled each with as many troops as he could induce to Inter- follow him, being hotly pursued by Timur's armies.

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  • After four years of disaster Ahmed died; he was succeeded by his nephew Mustafa.

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  • As for Mahmud, the news of the disaster reached Constantinople when he was unconscious and dying.

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  • The consequence was that the French always succeeded in reinforcing their fighting line in time to avert disaster.

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  • It seemed as if nothing could save the Austrians from complete disaster, but at the critical moment the emperor, yielding to the protestations of his corps commanders, who represented the excessive fatigue of their troops, stopped the pursuit, and the archduke made the most of his opportunity to restore order amongst his demoralized men, and crossed to the north bank of the Danube during the night.

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  • Here, however, the inefficiency of the Russian staff actually saved them from the disaster which must certainly have overtaken them had they realized their intention of fighting the French.

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  • As the news of the destruction of the 'Grande Armee spread, and the appearance of countless stragglers convinced the Prussian people of the reality of the disaster, the spirit generated by years of French domination burst out.

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  • Again a disaster happened through some obscure cause, and seventy of the sons of Jeconiah were smitten (I Sam.

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  • The town, rebuilt after this disaster, was again more than once devastated by invading Danes and Sla y s.

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  • Although burned down by Henry the Lion, it soon recovered from this disaster and became a free imperial town in 1155.

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  • The philosophy of history, by which Hebrew prophets could read a deep moral significance into national disaster and turn the flank of resistless attack, became one of the most important elements in the nation's faith.

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  • It seems probable that the Archant was situated in Spain near Vivien's headquarters at Tortosa, and that Guillaume started from Barcelona, not from Orange, to his nephew's help. The account of the disaster was modified by successive trouveres, and the uncertainty of their methods may be judged by the fact that in the ChanQun de Willame two consecutive accounts (I I.

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  • A fruitful cause of disaster has been the practice of issuing agricultural and industrial loans under government authorization.

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  • This naturally caused great dissatisfaction, and more than once resulted in irreparable disaster.

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  • On the 27th of September 1814, after the disaster of Bladensburg and the capture of Washington by the British, he was appointed secretary of war to succeed General John Armstrong, and discharged the duties of this office, in addition to those of the state department, until March 1815.

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  • From this disaster are to be dated the beginnings of Walachia as an independent state.

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  • Of a far inferior character was the monotonous Mohdcsi veszedelem (Disaster of Mohacs),in 13 cantos, produced two years afterwards at Vienna by Baron Liszti.

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  • The disaster of Caporetto (Nov.

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  • Among the ten thousand Scottish dead were all the leading men in the kingdom of Scotland, and there was no family of importance that had not lost a member in this great disaster.

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  • In the meantime, the Zulu forces which threatened the Transvaal had been turned against the British, and the disaster of Isandhlwana occurred.

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  • Ten days previous to the disaster at Majuba Sir Evelyn Wood had arrived at Newcastle with reinforcements.

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  • Negotiations had been opened with the Boers before the attack on Majuba and the British cabinet refused to allow that disaster to influence their action.

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  • In 1866 he refused to enter the Ricasoli cabinet; in 1867 he worked to impede the Garibaldian invasion of the papal states, foreseeing the French occupation of Rome and the disaster of Mentana.

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  • The tables were now completely turned, and we hear of nothing but defeat and disaster for the besiegers till their final overthrow.

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  • He had been, in the first blush of his Frankfort disaster, refused, or at least not granted, permission even to enter France proper.

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  • The left column under Colonel (afterwards Sir) Evelyn Wood, which had done excellent work, found itself obliged to act on the defensive after the disaster to the centre column.2 For a time an invasion of Natal was feared.

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  • It would have been folly after that experience to risk defeat and perhaps disaster in assailing formidable positions, effectively held and assiduously fortified.

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  • And, as a crowning disaster, the death of Frederick in 1250 proved a mortal blow to the Italian Ghibelline cause.

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  • The financial record of Peru, notwithstanding her enormous natural resources, has been one of disaster and discredit.

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  • This story is probably an attempt to conceal a great disaster and to soothe the vanity of the Romans by accounts of legendary exploits.

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  • From this disaster the inhabitants recovered so far as to be able to give an effectual check to an invasion of the Goths in the reign of Claudius II., and the fortifications were greatly strengthened during the civil wars which followed the abdication of Diocletian.

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  • If the calculation be carried farther backas has been done by the seismic disaster investigation committee of Japan, a body of scientists constantly engaged in studying these phenomena under government auspices,it is found that, since the countrys history began to be written in the 8th century AD,, there have been 2006 major disturbances; but inasmuch as 1489 of these occurred before the beginning of the Tokugawa administration (early in the 17th century, and therefore in an era when methods of recording were comparatively defective), exact details are naturally lacking.

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  • of England at the interview of the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520; his want of tact goaded the Constable de Bourbon to extreme measures in 1522-1523; and in the Italian campaign of 1525 he proved himself a mediocre, vacillating and foolhardy leader, and by his blundering led the army to the disaster of Pavia (the 25th of February 1525), where, however, he fought with great bravery.

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  • It was a period of constant war, and finally of disaster abroad and of rebellion at home.

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  • These were the two men who enmeshed the king in a web of Rosicrucian mystery and intrigue, which hampered whatever healthy development of his policy might have been possible, and led ultimately to disaster.

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  • As he occupied the post of honour in this disaster, so he had that (the command of the vanguard) in the expedition which the regent Henry made shortly afterwards to revenge his brother Baldwin's defeat and capture.

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  • Called to office after disaster had driven Turkey's forces from Hungary and Poland and her fleets from the Mediterranean, he began by ordering strict economy and reform in the taxation; himself setting the example, which was widely followed, of voluntary contributions for the army, which with the navy he reorganized as quickly as he could.

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  • This disaster was soon retrieved by General Sir Henry Tombs, and the Bhutias were compelled to sue for peace, which was concluded on the i ith of November 1865.

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  • But on the left there was every sign of incipient disaster, and to avert this only the, cavalry were at hand.

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  • Though the cavalry were freely engaged, the training of both was so far beneath the standard of the present day that the most that can be credited to them in respect of results is that they from time to time averted imminent disaster, but failed altogether to achieve such a decision as was well within their potential capacities.

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  • He was a spectator of the riot of St Giles's, Edinburgh, on the 23rd of July 1637, endeavoured in vain to avoid disaster by concessions, and on the taking of the Covenant perceived that "now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once."' He escaped to Newcastle, was deposed by the assembly on the 4th of December on a variety of ridiculous charges, and died in London on the 26th of November 1639, receiving burial in Westminster Abbey.

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  • Delorme, of Arles, in 1865, appears to have been the first who recognized its novelty and had a presentiment of disaster.

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  • It was useless to attempt to avenge this disaster, which occurred on the 15th of August 778, for the enemy disappeared as quickly as he came; the incident has passed from the domain of history into that of legend and romance, being associated by tradition with the pass of Roncesvalles.

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  • He had not visited Spain since the disaster of Roncesvalles, but he continued to take a lively interest in the affairs of that country.

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  • The traditions of Charlemagne's fights with the Norsemen (Norois, Noreins) are preserved in Aiquin (12th century), which describes the emperor's reconquest of Armorica from the " Saracen " king Aiquin, and a disaster at Cezembre as terrible in its way as those of Roncesvalles and Aliscans.

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  • The defenders were overpowered and the city destroyed before the advent of Charlemagne, who, however, avenged the disaster by a great battle in Spain.

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  • The year 1789 was one of disaster for Marie Antoinette; on the 10th of March her brother Joseph II.

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  • It had been arranged that he should return to Zurich and be married to Johanna Rahn, but the plan was overthrown by a commercial disaster which affected the fortunes of the Rahn family.

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  • gives other numbers and a view of the disaster which is more suitable for the Second Captivity.

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  • It was against his advice that the great battle of Warsaw was fought, and his subsequent strategy neutralized the ill effects of that national disaster.

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  • As Pisa was also attacked by Florence and Lucca it could never recover the disaster.

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  • The Priestly Code 3 has a different story to Balaam, in which he advises the Midianites how they may bring disaster on Israel by seducing the people Quoted Neh.

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  • 47), and the disaster to the ships at Ezion-Geber at the head of the Gulf of Akaba preceded, if it was not the introduction to, the great revolt in the days of Jehoshaphat's son Jehoram, where, again; the details in 2 Chron.

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  • Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.

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  • But a more terrible disaster occurred in October 1899, when a series of landslips carried away houses and broke up the hill railway.

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  • After this disaster he issued a third Mississippi Valley novel, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, in 1894, and in 1896 another historical romance, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, wherein the maid is treated with the utmost sympathy and reverence.

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  • The successful and dramatic voyage of the American fleet around the world, undertaken in spite of predictions of disaster made by naval experts in Europe and the United States, was conceived and inspired by him, and this single feat would alone justify the statement that no American public man had done so much since the Civil War as he to strengthen the physical power and the moral character of the United States navy.

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  • But in 792 some Frankish troops were killed at the mouth of the Elbe, and a similar disaster in the following year was the signal for a renewal of the ravages with great violence, when churches were destroyed, priests killed, or driven away, and many of the people returned to heathenism.

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  • Wind Pressure.-Much attention has been given to wind action since the disaster to the Tay bridge in 1879.

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  • Two Roman armies had been destroyed near the Lake of Geneva, and it seemed as if a repetition of the disaster of the Allia and the capture of Rome itself might not be impossible.

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  • The news of this disaster, and of the fall of Pylos and Navarino that followed, struck terror into the Greek government; and in answer to popular clamour Kolokotrones was taken from prison and placed at the head of the army.

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  • The foundation of the Mongolian empire in the beginning of the 13th century did not disturb the position of the Nestorian church; but the revival of the Mahommedan power, which was coincident with the downfall of the Mongolian empire, was pregnant with disaster for her.

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  • The disaster was commonly attributed to Claudius's treatment of the sacred chickens, which refused to eat before the battle.

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  • The death-blow to the movement was the disaster of Maciejowice (Oct.

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  • In the San Francisco disaster of that ve-r they paid more than $15,000,000 of losses.

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  • At each change it has worked havoc and disaster by covering the cultivated fields with 2 or 3 ft.

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  • Jeremiah's was a sensitive, tender nature; and he laments, with great pathos and emotion, his people's sins, the ruin to which he saw his country hastening, and the trials and persecutions which his predictions of disaster frequently brought upon him.

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  • But neither his devotion to civic duty nor to the administration of the affairs of the Grand Army could ward off disaster.

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  • g P Y g the century the ports of Yucatan and Central America were frequently raided, and in 1682 Tampico suffered a like disaster; in May 1683 Vera Cruz itself was captured through stratagem by two buccaneers, Van Horn and Laurent, who plundered the town for ten days, committed shocking outrages, and escaped as the Spanish fleet arrived.

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  • In Stuart times all ranks of society believed in her, and referring to her supposed foretelling of the Great Fire, Pepys relates that when Prince Rupert heard, while sailing up the Thames on the 10th of October 1666, of the outbreak of the fire "all he said was, ` now Shipton's prophecy was out.'" One of her prophecies was supposed to have menaced Yeovil, Somerset, with an earthquake and flood in 1879, and so convinced were the peasantry of the truth of her prognostications that hundreds moved from their cottages on the eve of the expected disaster, while spectators swarmed in from all quarters of the county to see the town's destruction.

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  • Barodet, was regarded as a grave disaster for the Thiers government, and that government was not much strengthened by a dissolution and reconstitution of the cabinet on May 19th.

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  • But with all these drawbacks he conquered and will retain a place in what is perhaps the highest, as it is certainly the smallest, class of statesmen - the class of those to whom their country has had recourse in a great disaster, who have shown in bringing her through that disaster the utmost constancy, courage, devotion and skill, and who have been rewarded by as much success as the occasion permitted.

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  • The disaster at Saratoga was followed in 1778 by war with France, which had already given much private help to the American privateers and to their forces in the field.

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  • In the Channel it was saved from disaster by the ineptitude of the French and Spanish fleets.

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  • Though this disaster was retrieved by the successful defence of Edessa by George Maniakes and by the defeat of a Saracen 'fleet in the Adriatic, Romanus never recovered his popularity.

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  • In the prospectus of Law's great Compagnie des Indes Occidentales the cultivation of silk occupies a place among the glowing attractions which allured so many to disaster.

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  • But about the year 1853 anxious attention began to be given in France to the ravages of a disease among silkworms, which from its alarming progress threatened to issue in national disaster.

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  • It consequently seems evident that if this situation be prolonged it will inevitably result in the very disaster it is sought to avoid, and the thought of the horrors of which makes every humane mind shudder.

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  • In 129 he accompanied Antiochus as a vassal prince on his illfated Parthian expedition; returning, however, to Judaea before winter, he escaped the final disaster.

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  • His first military expedition had ended in unmitigated disaster, yet from this disaster is to be dated the reign of Peter the Great.

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  • Generally speaking, however, each tribe formed a political unit in itself, and the combinations brought together from time to time in the hands of powerful kings were liable to fall to pieces after the first disaster.

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  • About the time that Peter and Paul died in Rome the primitive centre of Christianity - that is to say, Jerusalem - was disappearing amidst the disaster of the war of the Roman Empire with the Jews.

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  • The desolation of the city is probably due to earthquake; and the absence of Moslem erections or restorations seems to show that the disaster took place before the Mahommedan period.

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  • 14), or to avert national disaster (Porphyry, de Abstin, ii.

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  • In 1883, owing to the treachery of this chief, Muscat was besieged by a rebel army, and disaster was only averted by the guns of H.M.S.

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  • A severe storm effected, however, a complete disaster without any actual engagement taking place.

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  • But to do so with their flank exposed to imperialist attack from the east, was a task involving grave risks and possible disaster.

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  • Here as elsewhere in his dominions his intentions were excellent, but his reforming zeal outran discretion, and his hasty and self-opinionated interferences with treaty rights and traditional privileges ended in provoking opposition and disaster.

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  • It increased rapidly in size and population, and in 1810 was estimated to contain 170,000 inhabitants; but in that year the town was destroyed by fire, and this disaster, together with the removal of the native court to Ava in 1823, caused a decline in the prosperity of the place.

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  • When the news of the disaster at Sedan reached Paris, Gambetta called for strong measures.

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  • In the great gale of 1799 seventy sail, including the "York," 74 guns, were wrecked off the reef, and this disaster compelled the authorities to take steps to protect shipping.

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  • It was formerly supposed that comparatively temperate latitudes and steep sloping ground afforded the most favourable situations for planting, and much of the disaster which attended the early stages of the tea enterprise in India is traceable to this erroneous conception.

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  • above this average, and this means peril, if not disaster, in Lower Egypt.

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  • Such a feeble Nile flood has occurred only four times in modern history: in 1877, when it caused widespread famine and death throughout Upper Egypt, 947,000 acres remained barren, and the land revenue lost £1,112,000; in 1899 and again in 1902 and 1907, when by the thorough remodelling of the whole system of canals since 1883 all famine and disaster were avoided and the loss of revenue was comparatively slight.

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  • The succeeding three months brought disaster and discouragement to the Union army.

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  • In the year 58 the Chatti suffered a serious disaster in a campaign against the Hermunduri.

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  • The success with which he carried out this work shows clearly that, in Germany at least, the disaster at Rome had not seriously affected his prestige.

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  • The structure which the princes had so laboriously built up crumbled into ruins, and the mistakes of centuries were expiated in an agony of disaster and humiliation.

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  • The disaster in Tongking brought about a change of ministry in France, and Bulgarian affairs again alienated Austria and Russia.

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  • Against Russia he was less fortunate, and the first encounter between Turkey and her future northern rival gave presage of disaster to come.

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  • The skilful diplomacy of Metternich, who was now at the head of the Austrian government, enabled Austria to take full advantage of the situation created by the disaster to Napoleon's arms. His object was to recover Austria's lost possessions and if possible to add to them, a policy which did not necessarily involve the complete overthrow of the French emperor.

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  • Continuing to participate in public affairs he opposed the policy of hostility towards England which led to the disaster at Flodden in September 1513, and died in Edinburgh on the 25th of October 1514.

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  • Orders were at once sent from Sparta to repair this disaster and 77 ships were equipped.

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  • This was not only the worst disaster which befell any powerful state up to the peace of Nicias (as Thucydides says), but was a serious blow to Corinth, whose trade on the West was, as we have seen, one of the chief causes of the war.

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  • The year 425 is remarkable for the Spartan disaster of Pylos.

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  • After the news of the Sicilian disaster Athens was compelled at last to draw on the reserve of 1000 talents which had lain untouched in the treasury.'

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  • After a brief period of prosperity, the Arabi rising, the riots at Alexandria, and the events generally which led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, followed by the losses incurred in the Sudan in the effort to prevent it falling into the hands of the Mahdi, brought Egypt once more to the verge of financial disaster.

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  • In his fifth year, near Kadesh on the Orontes, his army was caught unprepared and divided by a strong force of chariots of the Hittites and their allies, and Rameses himself was placed in the most imminent danger; but through his personal courage the enemy was kept at bay till reinforcements came up and turned the disaster into a victory.

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  • the Sudan led by British officers having thus ended in disaster, and General Gordon with LieutenantColonel J.

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  • Buller, who arrived at Gubat on the II th of February, decided upon withdrawal, thus averting impending disaster, and by the 16th of March the Desert Column had returned to Korti.

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  • The burgesses had not yet recovered from the disaster of " Grevens fejde "; but while the towns had become more dependent on the central power, they had at the same time been released from their former vexatious subjection to the local magnates, and could make their voices heard in the Rigsdag, where they were still, though inadequately, represented.

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  • For that very reason his schemes were doomed to end in disaster, since the time was come for a new departure.

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  • After each disaster the people returned, the advantage of the rich volcanic land overcoming apprehensions of danger.

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  • Jules Ferry's colonial policy and of the Opportunist party, and in 1885 it was his use of the Tongking disaster which principally determined the fall of the Ferry cabinet.

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  • The strike of miners in the Pas de Calais after the disaster at Courrieres, leading to the threat of disorder on the 1st of May 1906, obliged him to employ the military; and his attitude in the matter alienated the Socialist party, from which he definitely broke in his notable reply in the Chamber to Jean Jaures in June 1906.

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  • of Man will come with the suddenness of lightning; the days of Noah and the days of Lot will find a parallel in their blind gaiety and their inevitable disaster.

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  • His internal policy was blind, reckless and unscrupulous, and inevitably led to disaster.

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  • iii.);"(b) the gaps in the history between the fall of Samaria (722) and Jerusalem (586) to the rise of the hierocracy, and (c) the relation between the hints of renewed political activity in Zerubbabel's time, when the Temple was rebuilt (c. 520-516), and the mysterious catastrophe (with perhaps another disaster to the Temple), probably due to Edom, which is implied in the book of Nehemiah (c. 444).

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  • This disaster was the death-blow to hopes of a Jewish national independence, and the leaders of the people devoted themselves thenceforth to legal and religious study in the Rabbinical schools, which from A.D.

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  • The first expedition led thither through Bagirmi met with disaster, its leader, Paul Crampel, being killed by order of Rabah.

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  • Disaster after disaster occurred, not without misconduct.

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  • In 1175 he took Multan and Uchch; in 1186 Lahore fell into his hands; in 1191 he was repulsed before Delhi, but soon afterwards he redeemed this disaster.

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  • The news of this disaster fortunately found Clive returned to Madras, where also was a squadron of king's ships under Admiral Watson.

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  • The disaster in Afghanistan was quickly followed by the conquest of Sind, the two wars in the Punjab, the second Burmese War, and last of all the Mutiny.

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  • The disaster at Maiwand, and the Russian advance east of the Caspian, prevented the proposed withdrawal from Quetta; but Kandahar was evacuated, Abdur Rahman was left in complete control of his country and was given an annual subsidy of twelve lakhs of rupees in 1883.

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  • Lowell himself had already turned his studies in dramatic and early poetic literature to account in another magazine, and continued the series in The Pioneer, besides contributing poems; but after the issue of three monthly numbers, beginning in January 1843, the magazine came to an end, partly because of a sudden disaster which befell Lowell's eyes, partly through the inexperience of the conductors and unfortunate business connexions.

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  • only - a necessity which contributed to the greatest Antarctic disaster on record.

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  • The name of Herculaneum, which for some time remained attached to the site of the disaster, is mentioned in the later itineraries; but in the course of the middle ages all recollection of it perished.

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  • The crisis consequent upon -the disaster of Adowa (1st March 1896) enabled Rudini to return to power as premier and minister of the interior in a cabinet formed by the veteran Conservative, General Ricotti.

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  • But, as it involved the grandson of the Prophet, the son of Ali, and so many members of his family, Hosain's devout partisans at Kufa, who by their overtures had been the principal cause of the disaster, regarded it as a tragedy, and the facts gradually acquired a wholly romantic colouring.

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  • The city recovered very soon from the disaster, and remained the seat not only of holy tradition and jurisdiction, but also of the Arabic aristocracy.

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  • Harthama, who was deeply offended by his dismissal, refused at first, but at last consented, and at once checked the tide of disaster.

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  • But even before the news of the disaster had reached Bozen it was clear that the offensive against Italy had failed.

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  • Kepler and Galilei secured it against that disaster.

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  • Five days later the news reached Rome of the disaster to Varus and his legions, in the heart of what was to have been the new province of Germany beyond the Rhine.

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  • The disaster was avowedly due entirely to Varus's incapacity and vanity, and might no doubt have been repaired by leaders of the calibre of Tiberius and Germanicus.

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  • 10-14) were untroubled by war or disaster.

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  • The attempt to develop and use them without regard to the higher purpose is spoken of as practising the arts of "black magic," the exercise of which invariably leads to disaster.

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  • The disaster of Isandhlwana and the defence of Rorke's Drift signalized the commencement of the campaign, but on the 4th of July the Zulus were utterly routed at Ulundi.

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  • A commission, consisting of Sir Lawrence Jenkins, Lieut.-Colonel Bomford, M.D., principal of the Medical College, Calcutta, and Major Semple, R.A.M.C., director of the Pasteur Institute, Kasauli, was appointed by the government of India to inquire into the disaster.

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  • The Tolmino sector was chosen for the main enemy attack, and here, owing to a complex of circumstances, the Austro-German forces won a success that led to a great Italian disaster.

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  • It will be clear from the narrative here given that the Caporetto disaster was not due solely to the cause which was at first generally accepted as the explanation of a defeat so sudden and so overwhelming.

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  • Their failure led to disaster.

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  • How far might disaster have been lessened or averted if the preparations for the Austro-German attack, and the actual conduct of the defence, had been different?

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  • All that can be said is that an attack along these roads was apparently unexpected; that it came; and that it had much to do with the disaster that followed.

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  • In 1713 it was burnt by the Swedes, but rapidly recovered from this disaster, and despite the trials of the Napoleonic wars, gradually increased in prosperity.

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  • By this time its maritime commerce had suffered disaster owing to the silting up of its port and the deflection of the Adour.

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  • On the frontiers, thanks chiefly to Corbulo's energy and skill, no disaster occurred serious enough to shake the general confidence, and even the murder of Britannicus seems to have been accepted as a necessary measure of selfdefence.

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  • In the course of the year 6r Rome was startled by the news of a disaster in Britain.

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  • The profound impression produced in Rome by the "British disaster" was confirmed two years later in A.D.

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  • There is, however, no doubt that this great disaster told against Nero in the popular mind.

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  • In 1741 the Swedes made an effort to recover the ceded province, but through wretched management suffered disaster, and were compelled to capitulate in August 1742, ceding by the peace of Abo, next year, the towns of Villmanstrand and Fredrikshamn.

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  • When however the king raised the theological argument which ended in disaster, Pole could not accept it; and, after the failure of Campeggio's mission, when the king asked him for his opinion, he excused himself on the score of inexperience, but went by Henry's order to Paris (1530) to obtain the judgment of the Sorbonne, making the condition that another should be joined with him to do the necessary business.

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  • Subsequently Edom is execrated for revengeful attacks upon the Jews, and its speedy destruction is foretold; but the passages appear to be much later than the disaster of 587 B.C., and may even imply conditions after the restoration (Ob.

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  • The poem contains several allusions to this disaster.

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  • But it was disaster, not victory, which Charles IX.

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  • In 1632 all Germany lay at the feet of Sweden; two years later a single disaster (N6rdlingen) brought her empire to the verge of ruin.

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  • Before this disaster he had been professor of jurisprudence in Upsala, where his first historical comedy Disa was performed in 1611 and the tragedy of Signill in 1612.

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  • from Concepcion, and Charles Darwin declares, in describing that disaster, that " there can be no doubt that the land round the bay of Concepcion was upraised two or three feet."

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  • These are P. megapodius, called El Turco by the natives, which is noticeable for its ungainly appearance and awkward gait; the P. albicollis, which inhabits barren hillsides and is called tapacollo from the manner of carrying its tail turned far forward over its back; the P. rubecula, of Chiloe, a small timid denizen of the gloomy forest, called the cheucau or chuca, whose two or three notes are believed by the superstitious natives to be auguries of impending success or disaster; and an allied species (Hylactes Tarnii, King) called the guid-guid or barking bird, whose cry is a close imitation of the yelp of a small dog.

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  • The really decisive point was, rather, that the disaster:

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  • (276293), the emperor Carus, burning to avenge the disaster of Valerian, penetrated into Mesopotamia without meeting opposition, and reduced Coche (near Seleucia) and Ctesiphon; but his sudden death, inil December of 283, precluded further success, and the Roman army returned home.

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  • The court of Isfahan had no sooner received tidings of this disaster than Mahmud, with a large army of Afghans, invaded A~ Persia in the year f72i, seized Kermn, and in the ln~as~1r following year advanced to within four days march of the city of Isfahan.

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  • Christie fell bravely fighting at the head of his brigade; Lindsay saved two of his nine guns; but neither of the two Englishmen was responsible for the disaster.

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  • They were driven back and the country up to the Keiskama River annexed to the colony; but the disaster which nearly overwhelmed the eastern province convinced Lord Charles Somerset, then governor of the colony, of the necessity for a line of frontier forts and a more numerous settlement of Settlers colonists.

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  • The invasion of Zululand began in January 1879, and was speedily followed by the disaster at Isandhlwana and by the defence of Rorke's Drift and of Eshowe.

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  • The old initiative and self-reliance of the nation, already shaken by years of disaster, were now completely undermined, and the people submitted without show of resistance to a theocracy disguised as absolute monarchy.

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  • The king was a strong-willed and weak-minded ascetic, who entrusted his empire to the Jesuits, refused to marry, although the dynasty was threatened with extinction, and Disaster spent years in preparing for a crusade against the Al Kasr. Moors.

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  • So overwhelming was the disaster that the Portuguese people refused to believe the truth.

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  • All these poems, like the Elegiada of Luis Pereira Brandao on the disaster of Al Kasr, the Primeiro cerco de Diu of the chronicler Francisco de Andrade, and even the AfTonso Africano of Quevedo, for all its futile allegory, contain striking episodes and vigorous and well-coloured descriptive passages, but they cannot compare with The Lusiads in artistic value.

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  • Of the 28,000 buildings destroyed in the disaster of 1906, valued approximately at $105,000,000, only 5000 were such as had involved steel, stone or brick in their construction.

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  • The next great wave of Celts recorded was that which swept down on north Italy shortly before 400 B.C. These invaders broke up in a few years the Etruscan power, and even occupied Rome herself after the disaster on the Allia (390 B.C.).

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  • At the outset we have an almost dithyrambic address to the goddess Roma, whose glory has ever shone the brighter for disaster, and who will rise once more in her might and confound her barbarian foes.

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  • Harrison's offensive operations being thus checked, he accomplished nothing that summer except to hold in check Proctor, who (May 1-5) besieged him at Fort Meigs, the American advanced post after the disaster of the river Raisin.

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  • As it was Orosius' aim to show that the world had improved since the coming of Christ, he used Trc gus Pompeius' war history, written to exalt Roman triumphs, to show the reverse of victory, - disaster and ruin.

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  • At the second and last attempt, on the 8th of December 1903, another disaster, again due to the launching ways, occurred as the machine was leaving the track.

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  • Her attention was absorbed by the care and education of her numerous family, even after the revolution of 1830 had made her queen of the French, a position accepted by her with forebodings of disaster justified by her early experience of revolutions.

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  • A war with Persia terminated in disaster, leading to a revolt of the janissaries, who deposed Ahmed in September 1730.

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  • But a few weeks after his accession Turkey sustained a crushing defeat at Slankamen from the Austrians under Prince Louis of Baden and was driven from Hungary; during the four years of his reign disaster followed on disaster, and in 1695 Ahmed died, worn out by disease and sorrow.

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  • This disaster, though partly retrieved in the campaign of the following year, had a serious effect upon his vitality; henceforth he declined in health and in 1180 succumbed to a slow fever.

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  • To all these causes must be added - not least important in dealing with orientals - the widespread feeling since the Afghan disaster that the star of the company was in the descendant, and that there was truth in the old prophecy that the British would rule in India for a bare century from Plassey (1757).

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  • He marched rapidly to the south, and was joined by Tyrone at Bandon; but a nightattack on the English besieging the Spaniards in Kinsale having utterly failed, O'Donnell, who attributed the disaster to the incapacity of the Spanish commander, took ship to Spain on the 6th of January 1602 to lay his complaint before Philip III.

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  • Soon after the first Bull Run disaster he was summoned to Washington, and the Union hailed him as chieftain and preserver.

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  • Three years later a Polish invasion of Moldavia under John Albert with 80,000 men ended in disaster, and shortly afterwards the voivode Stephen, aided by a Turkish and Tatar contingent, laid waste the Polish territories to the upper waters of the Vistula, and succeeded in annexing for a time the Polish province of Pokutia, between the Carpathians and the Dniester.

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  • The same writer represents Milo as discharging a mission among the Vascones, or Basques, the very people to whom authentic history has ascribed the great disaster which befell the army of Charlemagne at Roncesvalles.

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  • The chief political result of this disaster was the complete independence of Poland for the next quarter of a century.

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  • If there were not such a solution, he foresaw national disaster and ruin.

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  • As with many other engineering works, the tendency to slipping either of the sides of the valley or of the reservoir embankment itself has often given trouble, and has sometimes led to serious disaster.

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  • The more active co-operation of the French fleets with the land forces in Virginia, which was one result of his mission, brought about the disaster of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

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  • In the campaign of 1796 the famous invasion of Germany by the armies of Jourdan and Moreau ended in disaster, and Marceau's men covered Jourdan's retreat over the Rhine.

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  • But in the earlier years of their struggles with Christendom the vikings seldom suffered a complete disaster; they were often beaten but seldom annihilated.

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  • On hearing of this disaster the vikings in Exeter surrendered the place on being granted a free departure.

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  • It was then that he set afoot his numerous schemes for the restoration of the learning and culture of England which had sunk so low during the long years of disaster which had preceded his accession.

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  • Edmund was so hard hit by this last disaster that he offered to divide the realm with Canute;they met on the isle of Alney near Gloucester, and agreed that the son of ~lthelred should keep Wessex and all the South, London and East Anglia, while the Dane should have Northumbria, the five boroughs and Eadrics Mercian earldom.

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  • Battle of.) The disaster was complete, Harold himself was slain, his two brothers had fallen with him, not even the wreck of an army escaped.

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  • The Scots also made many prisoners; the disaster was complete, and the wrecks of the beaten army dispersed before reaching the border.

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  • The disaster was the direct result of the campaign of Najerafor Henry of Trastamara.

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  • Even before this final disaster the indignation felt against Suffolk and Somerset had raised violent disturbances at home.

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  • The last crowning disaster of the administration of the favorites of Henry VI.

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  • The pretender led off his horde to meet the relieving force, but when he reached Taunton he found that his followers were so dispirited that disaster was certain.

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  • He suffered a disaster Flodden.

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  • Alvas operations were fatally handicapped by this disaster, but Philip was too much involved in the Netherlands to declare war on England.

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  • A great expedition to Re, under Buckinghams command (1627), intended to succour the Huguenots of La Rochelle against their sovereign, ended in disaster.

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  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.

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  • These wise concessions might possibly have had ~ d some effect in pacifying Ireland, if, in the autumn of tee ra ~ 1845, they had not been forgotten in the presence of a disaster which suddenly fell on that unhappy country.

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  • When he accepted office the country was on the eve of a great disaster in India; it was engaged in a serious dispute with the United States; and its relations with France were so strained that the two great countries of western Europe seemed unlikely to be able to settle their differences without war.

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  • In the earlier years of his administration the disaster in Afghanistan was repaired in a successful campaign; and Lord Ellenborough, who was sent over to replace Lord Auckland as governor-general, increased the dominion and responsibilities of the East India Company by the unscrupulous but brilliant policy which led to the conquest of Sind.

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  • The war in Afghanistan, which had begun with disaster, was creditably concluded.

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  • But the great majority of persons considered that, whatever arguments might have been urged for concession in 1880, when British troopshad suffered no reverses, nothing could be said for concession in 1881, when their arms had been tarnished by a humiliating disaster.

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  • To prevent such extravagant expenditures for internal improvements as had brought disaster to Michigan and other states, the framers of the constitution of Wisconsin inserted a clause limiting its aggregate indebtedness to $100,000 for all purposes other than to repel an invasion, to suppress an insurrection or for defence in time of war, and the state is free from debt with the exception of that contracted on account of the Civil War.

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  • After experiencing one disaster he defeated their forces and imposed a kaimakam, at first drawn from the Talhuks, but subsequently chosen from the Atrash family of Kunawat.

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  • He was about to offer his services to the Church Missionary Society, when a disaster in Cornwall deprived him and his unmarried sister of the provision their father had made for them, and rendered it necessary that he should obtain a salary that would support her as well as himself.

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  • The disaster was all the more grave, as the Huns under Attila were carrying everything before them in the Balkan lands.

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  • After this disaster the French held scarcely anything south of the Alps save Genoa.

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  • In the first place, this was the only war hitherto waged by Russia against Turkey which had not ended in crushing disaster.

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  • By provoking England, France, Holland and the Empire at once it brought a flood of disaster on Spain for which Alberoni was held responsible.

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  • When that disaster fell upon the country it found a teeming population fiercely competing for a very narrow margin of subsistence; and so widespread and devastating were its effects that between 1847 and 1852 over 1,200,000 of the Irish people emigrated to other lands.

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  • The war was from the first doomed to disaster.

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  • After lengthy efforts at mediation, he made his submission and received a full pardon from Edward in October 1313; but he refused to accompany the king on his march into Scotland, which ended at Bannockburn, and took advantage of the English disaster to wrest the control of affairs from the hands of Edward.

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  • In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.

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  • The Crusade ended in the double disaster of military defeat and martial dishonour (1147-1149); and Sugers death in 1151 deprived Louis of a counsellor who had exercised the regency skilfully and with success, just at the very moment when his divorce from Eleanor was to jeopardize the fortunes of the Capets.

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  • The disaster at Poitiers almost led to the establishment in France of institutions analogous to those which England owed to Bouvines.

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  • His journey was long and triumphant, and his return precipitate; indeed it very nearly ended in a disaster at Fornovo, owing to the first of those Italian holy leagues which at the least sign of friction were ready to turn against France.

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  • was obliged to sign after the disaster at Pavia and a period of captivity, he did not hesitate between ~

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  • The constable de Montmorencys disaster ~~ at Saint Quentin (August 1557), by which Philip II.

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  • Saved, however, bythe Grande Mademoiselle, daughter of Gaston of Orleans, he lost Pari5 by the disaster of the Hotel de Ville July 4, 1652), where he had installed an insurrectionary government.

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  • finishing touch to disaster;, and after having thrown away everything to satisfy Maria Theresas hatred of Frederick, IL, the reconciliation between these two irreconcilable Germans at Neisse and at Neustftdt (1769-1770) was witnessed by France, to the prejudice of Poland, one of her most ancient adherents~ The expedient of the Family Compact; concluded, with Spain in 1761with a view to taking vengeance upon England, whose fleets were a continual thorn in the side to Franceserved only to involve Spain herself in misfortune.

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  • The disaster of Aboukir (August 1, 1798) speedily decided the coalition pending between England, Austria, the Empire, Portugal, Naples, Russia and Turkey.

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  • It was at their hands that Charlemagne (q.v), while returning from his expedition to Saragossa, suffered that disaster to his rearguard at Roncesvalles which is more famous in poetry than important in history.

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  • Both were industrious classes, and the loss of their services was disaster to Spainthe first of a long series of similar measures which culminated in the final expulsion of the Moriscoes in 1610.

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  • The news of the disaster was followed by the death of the king on the 1 7th of September 1665.

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  • There can be no doubt, in spite of the apology for his action published by Guizot in his memoirs, that Louis Philippe made a deliberate attempt to overreach the British government; and, if the attempt issued in disaster to himself, this was due, not to the failure of his statecraft so much as to his neglect of the obvious factor of human nature.

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  • Parties and Conflicts, rgoo191o.--The loss of nearly all that remained of her colonial empire, though in appearance a crowning disaster, in fact relieved Spain of a perennial source Conflicting Tendencles.0f weakness and trouble, and left her free to set her own house in order.

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  • On learning of the disaster to Hicks Pasha's army, the British government (Great Britain having been since 1882 in military occupation of.

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  • - The naval war of 1378-1380, carried on by Venice against the Genoese and their allies, the lord of Carrara and the king of Hungary, is of exceptional interest as one in which a superior naval power, having suffered disaster in its home waters, and having been invaded, was yet able to win in the end by holding out till its squadrons in distant seas could be recalled for its defence.

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  • Genoa, having recovered from the panic caused by the disaster at Anzio, decided to attack Venice at home while the best of her ships were absent with Carlo Zeno.

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  • Brankovic, however, fearful of the sultan's vengeance in case of disaster, privately informed Murad of the advance of the Christian host, and prevented Castriota from joining it.

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  • Similarly, Saul's disaster leaves Israel again in the hands of the " Philistines " (xxxi.

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  • 27-36, which links the disaster, not with the history of Samuel, but with the rise of the Zadokite Levites of Jerusalem, and thus represents a specifically Judaean standpoint.

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  • After the disaster of the Caudine Forks, Cursor to some extent wiped out the disgrace by compelling Luceria (which had revolted) to surrender.

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  • The siege, however, was protracted, and finally, in February 1248, during the absence of the emperor on a hunting expedition, was brought to an end by a sudden sortie of the men of Parma, who stormed the imperial camp. The disaster was complete.

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  • This disaster to his favourite son broke the emperor's spirit.

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  • The first rift between them came in 1600, when Maurice was forced against his will by the states-general, under the advocate's influence, to undertake an expedition into Flanders, which was only saved from disaster by desperate efforts which ended in victory at Nieuwport.

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  • Had the British government listened to the representations then made to them, that, having conquered Egypt, it was imperative at once to suppress the revolt in the Sudan, the rebellion could have been crushed, but unfortunately Great Britain would do nothing herself, while the steps she allowed Egypt to take ended in the disaster to Hicks Pasha's expedition.

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  • This motel is a disaster in that regard.

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  • Then there was the Schism and an era of disaster and grief, where his world collided with—then severed from—the human one, centuries where he was forced into the underground world as a prostitute, a beggar, a thief.

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  • The disaster that remained of the Immortal society and its Council was evidence.

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  • Everything east of here is a disaster, Elise said.

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  • The coffin was gone, but the mutilated body of his demoness mother remained on the far wall.  Rhyn stood before it as he had less than a week before.  This time, he felt something towards the decapitated creature: hatred.  She'd made him what he was, a disaster no one could fix except for a dead human.

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  • That's what their marriage was right now – a disaster.

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  • The small town was negatively affected by a natural disaster.

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  • To attribute blame for some past disaster is rarely useful.

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  • aftermath of the tsunami disaster showed how many people are profoundly concerned for the plight of their fellow human beings.

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  • alliance with the USSR be created and the first workers ' state be saved from disaster.

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  • The Humaritt escapes, and Najica and the CRI team have to find this android before disaster ensues!

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  • atrocity exhibition are disaster stories of a kind.

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  • averted disaster in the Balkans.

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  • It read; " The signalman promptly side-tracked the runaways and the express was also stopped, possible disaster being thus averted.

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  • bankrolling Colombian paramilitary death squads, backing the environmental disaster that is Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and of course expanding fossil fuel production.

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  • beachwear range proved a disaster.

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  • Disaster has also befallen many a golfer at this hole.

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  • befall was the true, historic significance of the Iraq war; beyond the disaster that befell that country.

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  • Tell us about your most memorable filming disaster. âIt has to be when we were filming Pebble Mill for the Australian bicentenary.

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  • If you have a binge and feel a disaster, don't beat yourself up.

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  • And the Maybach luxury car brand has been a disaster: sales are a fraction of those anticipated.

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  • brunt of the disaster, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Madagascar.

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  • That competition in both its free market and state capitalist form have combined to produce the economic disaster we see across the globe today.

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  • carton recycling is only a small part of a much bigger employment disaster.

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  • cauliflower mosaic viral promoter a recipe for disaster?

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  • face the challenge with courage believe within the disaster there is a door that opens up a vista never yet known.

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  • I would wish to pay tribute to the work done by 3 RAF Chinooks deployed to help with the Pakistan earthquake disaster.

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  • The privatized rail system has been such a disaster that Railtrack has become a colloquialism for a chaotic and crazy way to run things.

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  • The associated Plan Master program helps you draw up a detailed disaster contingency plan.

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  • Massive data volume growth is increasing the importance of near-line and off-line storage for disaster recovery and business continuance.

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  • convoy escort commander Captain Jack Broome accused Irving of blaming him for the disaster.

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  • By Bill Radin For a recruiter, no disaster compares to an accepted counteroffer.

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  • country music star the day after the disaster.

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  • crescent emblems to request donations for disaster relief.

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  • Sullivan could be temperamental; anyone who crossed him faced career disaster, and he was roundly criticized for his deadpan delivery.

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  • A frank answer, so I brave the frank question, ' Do you feel personally culpable for that disaster?

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  • devastated by the disaster seek to generate income and rebuild their economies.

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  • averting disaster in advance brings humanity to rise to its full stature, by choice: itself a major evolutionary step.

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  • A weak link in the chain can spell disaster.

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  • Awareness of a looming disaster was triggered by Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.

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  • The humanitarian disaster following an invasion may seem almost unimaginable in its scale.

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  • For the exploiting classes globally the October Revolution was an unmitigated disaster.

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  • Suppose those to be effected have no plans to deal with impending disaster?

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  • The implication is that Kyoto is good coin and if put into effect can actually prevent an ecological disaster.

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  • For instance a disaster recovery plan will only ever be used in the event of a disaster recovery plan will only ever be used in the event of a disaster.

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  • disaster preparedness.

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  • disaster relief for nuclear accident.

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  • disaster strikes: a plague among the Outsiders in the underground tunnels.

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  • Before Disaster strikes Sarah La Trobe outlines why NGOs should think more about incorporating disaster strikes Sarah La Trobe outlines why NGOs should think more about incorporating disaster risk reduction in development work.

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  • As we have seen with the recent tsunami disaster, when tragedy strikes, its impacts are felt far and wide.

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  • SATURDAY Tonight we were going to the Barfly in Camden for MTV2 Gonzo On Tour featuring The 80s Matchbox B-Line disaster.

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  • In 561 it experienced a second earthquake disaster and in the 6 th century was hit with a major plague epidemic.

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  • The second example concerns the Challenger space shuttle disaster in the ' 80s.

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  • I really don't know what to make of the three above mentioned references to the WTC disaster.

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  • When any tribe became disloyal (e.g. through following other gods) disaster hit them.

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  • downfall of communism came as a disaster.

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  • Chicago Short Term Housing At Chicago Temporary Housing, we offer short-term housing solutions for corporate employees, disaster evacuees, and military personnel.

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  • exonerated from all blame in case of disaster occurring at Chichester during his absence.

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  • April 2002 State of disaster declared as worsening food shortages threaten famine.

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  • faulty wiring could cause fires or electric shocks, which may end in disaster.

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  • flirting with disaster.

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  • flunk this time, they can re-sit and it won't be a major disaster.

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  • foresee certain disaster.

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  • forewarning the shipping company P&O of impending disaster.

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  • The Titanic disaster, occurring at the dawn of the 20th Century, confirms the tragic futility of Mankind.

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  • gather together to remember the victims and survivors of the tsunami disaster.

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  • gimme a break, that cut has been a disaster for house prices.

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  • hamstring muscles can spell disaster for many sports people.

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  • Short, tight hamstring muscles can spell disaster for many sports people.

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  • See also: secular humanists help in Hurricane disaster.

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  • humanitarian disaster.

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  • hyper drive trying to catch up to finish the evening's disaster!

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  • I had got the first intimation of what the disaster meant for me.

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  • irretrievable disaster of sending Gordon to the Sudan.

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  • After the infamous Roskilde disaster where they swore they'd never play a festival again the band are understandably jittery.

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  • The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people.

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  • lifeboat disaster of 1886 B y J. Allen Miller; new edition by Andrew Farthing.

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  • looming disaster was triggered by Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.

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  • lurch from one disaster to another?

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  • man-made disaster stand an earthly chance of being believed.

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  • marchioness disaster in 1989, in which 51 people died.

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  • eighties matchbox FIGHT RACISM The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have launched a campaign against racism with world's first DVD chain letter.

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  • With so much time on their hands, financial meltdown is a disaster waiting to happen.

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  • Adaptive re-use has in this case rescued a building of great historical and architectural merit from the brink of disaster.

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  • millenniumm bug: planning for disaster on January 1 There is considerable coverage being given to the Year 2000 problem.

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  • Sitting at the G8 finance ministers meeting in Moscow, Gordon Brown said nothing about the campaign he had led to disaster.

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  • Those killed in the disaster are laid to rest in a temporary morgue.

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  • The cauliflower mosaic viral promoter a recipe for disaster?

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  • needy in design disaster areas.

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  • noncombatant evacuation, or humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

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  • orphaned in boat disaster Water load of bother!

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  • It is easy to play the ostrich and pretend that the disaster that is waiting to happen is a figment of imagination.

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  • An update from Franklin Graham The 2005 hurricanes prompted the greatest outpouring of disaster relief volunteers Samaritan's Purse has ever seen.

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  • overloaded sockets or faulty wiring could cause fires or electric shocks, which may end in disaster.

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  • They allowed him to combine his penchant for death and disaster with flag-waving patriotism.

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  • perished in the disaster is included here.

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  • portend disaster.

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  • It would be a mistake to assume that they all portend disaster.

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  • portents of disaster in historic times.

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  • We feel powerless in the face of the biggest natural disaster of modern times.

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  • powerless in the face of the biggest natural disaster of modern times.

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  • precession cycle which will leads to a huge world disaster.

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