No other state has given so vigorous a test of the ordinary American general-property tax, and the results have been as discouraging as elsewhere.
The system was revised in the 1830s because it was viewed as discouraging work by interfering with the laws of supply and demand relating to labor.
But there was another movement, whose origins went back for many centuries, which they were far from discouraging, and were prepared to utilize when it suited their convenience.
Being possessive of you and discouraging you from making other friends.
In these pagan regions the Sudan government encouraged the work of missionary societies; both Protestant and Roman Catholic, while discouraging propaganda work among the Moslems.
In Egypt, Amasis had the occupation of each individual annually registered, nominally to aid the official supervision of morals by discouraging disreputable means of subsistence; and this ordinance, according to Herodotus, was introduced by Solon into the Athenian scheme of administration, where it developed later into an electoral record.
The application of his doctrines, too, made by some of his successors had the effect of discouraging all active effort for social improvement.
He entered upon his great work by a systematic publication of pamphlets and articles in journals and magazines in behalf of his reform, but for some years he met with a discouraging lack of interest.
The one discouraging feature, from the Christian point of view, is the backwardness of Christendom in its great enterprise.
His worst difficulties were with the working men themselves, among whom he met the most discouraging apathy.
Hardy that the "double aspect of Trajan's rescript, which, while it theoretically condemned the Christians, practically gave them a certain security," explains "the different views which have since been taken of it; but by most of the church writers, and perhaps on the whole with justice, it has been regarded as favourable and as rather discouraging persecution than legalizing it" (Pliny's Correspondence with Trajan, 63, 210-217).
As ban, Jellachich's policy was directed to preserving the Slav kingdoms for the Habsburg monarchy by identifying himself with the nationalist opposition to Magyar ascendancy, while at the same time discouraging the extreme "Illyrism" advocated by Lodovik Gaj (1809-1872).
Reluctantly, I informed her of the discouraging fact the dead assailant wasn't the Delabama killer as we'd assumed.
discourageteaching strategies and resources for discouraging plagiarism and encouraging good academic practice by staff and students.
discouragens that the earth is constantly being enriched with organic matter, turned, thereby discouraging weeds, and aerated.
discouraging factors for telcos.
discouraging word, For what can an antelope say?
discouraging things about the guards.
discouraging people in need of support from seeking it seems rather unhelpful.
discouraging experience which had induced Dr. Dodd to found his school.
discouraging circumstances have caused many writers to emigrate to the west.
I understand, but it may also be very discouraging for friends who only make films for fun.
First, he had some rather discouraging comments for the press.
Originally it was the laborious tasks of scanning and digitizing that I had found so discouraging.
But, as I remember, he was somewhat discouraging.
Example teaching strategies and resources for discouraging plagiarism and encouraging good academic practice by staff and students.
The second telegram is in reply to a discouraging message about convoys.
The large increase in BNP councilors is discouraging but not altogether unexpected.
When I find my work particularly difficult and discouraging, she writes me letters that make me feel glad and brave; for she is one of those from whom we learn that one painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
We ask our officials to evaluate ways of discouraging improper use of alternative remittance systems.
Sore and cracked nipples can be discouraging.
It's a good idea to have all of the supplies handy when you start the project, since it can be discouraging to run out of diapers or another integral component.
Spray bottles filled with water work wonders in discouraging a cat from scratching where it shouldn't.
This can be very discouraging for mothers who would prefer to breastfeed exclusively.
Generally, mineral makeup is applied differently then other types of powder and many new customers find this discouraging.
Crack addiction withdrawal can be extremely discouraging.
Such plants do not provide absolutely protection but decrease the number and quantity of food sources, thus discouraging beetles.
However, episodes of bleeding can be prevented in children with ITP by discouraging rough contact sports or other activities that increase the risk of trauma.
Children who display aggressive or disruptive behavior often have many discouraging experiences at school, including discipline problems and learning difficulties, as well as poor peer relations.
Thorough, consistent hand-washing practices and discouraging the sharing of clothes, towels, and stuffed toys are all helpful.
It's also about enhancing intimacy, creating passion, discouraging relationship stressors (such as infidelity), encouraging stability and promoting harmony in all aspects of life together.
Chronic head lice is an epidemic that is not only frustrating, but also discouraging, as patients seeking relief and riddance of the head louse seem to fight a never-ending battle.
While these intensive training programs can be discouraging for new graduates, they promise to hone their craft and help inspire creative cutting techniques.
Instead of this being a discouraging discovery, use the knowledge to work with your doctor to balance your progesterone, which regulates the luteal phase, in order to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Seeing your post-pregnancy body in a swimsuit that wasn't designed for it can be discouraging.
It involves a lot of trial and error, and sometimes, it can get discouraging.
The discrimination is discouraging to say the least.
This can be discouraging if you find that your child doesn't like the game or it isn't compatible with your computer.
If you're new to the craft, a class that is too advanced may be discouraging.
The most important response for an emotional eater is encouragement for them to get therapy, and to avoid saying one of the discouraging phrases like: "Just exercise some self-control," or "Just snap out of it."
With all the conflicting information on the market today, and the extra weight hanging around your midsection, it can be discouraging enough to lose yourself in a bag of chips with a side of double-stuffed Oreos.
It is highly unlikely you will continue to lose weight at the rate you did in the first two weeks, which can feel discouraging.
It can be especially discouraging to experience acne as an adult if you thought you'd left this part of the teenage years behind.
As the cost of the service varies in proportion to the amount of use, the toll rate is more scientific, and it has the further advantage of discouraging the unnecessary use of the instrument, which causes congestion of traffic at busy hours and also results in lines being " engaged " when serious business calls are made.
Such were the discouraging conditions which weighed him down at the time of the interview with the tsar at Erfurt (September 27th - October 12th, 1808).
The ties which bound him to England were now severed, and his health was broken to such a discouraging degree that he determined to remove to another hemisphere.
Satisfactory as were the results of these two affairs at the end of the month from the point of view of the Allies, they did not render their situation at the extremity of the peninsula much less discouraging than it had been before.
In spite of the discouraging conditions in which they found themselves, and of the constant annoyance suffered from hostile artillery fire, the troops were in fair heart, while the tactical efficiency of the recently created divisions, which had not been of a high standard when they arrived in the theatre of war, had appreciably progressed.
The 1st Army, after its long halt at Feng-hwang-cheng, which was employed in minutely organizing the supply service - a task of exceptional difficulty in these roadless mountains - reopened the campaign on the 24th of June, but only tentatively on account of the discouraging news from Port Arthur.
The movement had its effect on the schools by discouraging the old classical routine of verbal imitation, and giving a new prominence to Greek and to German.
The short-sighted policy of the amir Abdur Rahman in discouraging imports doubtless affected the balance, nor did his affectation of ignoring the railway between New Chaman and Kila Abdulla (on the Peshin side of the Khojak) conduce to the improvement of trade.
The chancellor, while not discouraging LUderitz, acted with perfect fairness to Great Britain, and throughout 1883 that country might have acted had she known her mind.
Taylor first adopted a course of discouraging these suggestions and emphasized his non-partisan attitude, but later gave way to the pressure, and issued a statement that proved satisfactory to the majority of the Whig politicians.
While strongly discouraging the arbitrary multiplication of public or private fasts, the English Church seems to leave to the discretion of the individual conscience every question as to the manner in which the fasts she formally enjoins, are to be observed.
The experiment proved discouraging.
In 1821, it is true, all the bishops and many of their flock were put to death by way of discouraging sympathies with the Greeks; but successors were soon consecrated, by bishops sent from *Antioch at the request of the patriarch of Constantinople, and on the whole the Church has prospered.
Notes Working for someone with very high standards can be quite discouraging.
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