Dominating sentence example

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  • His dominating passion is his love for children.

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  • The religious element has always been a dominating factor in the life of the city.

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  • Plants as agents of damage and disease may be divided into those larger forms which as weeds, epiphytes and so forth, do injury by dominating and shading more delicate species, or by gradually exhausting the soil, &c., and true parasites which actually live on and in the tissues of the plants.

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  • The old courthouse was a massive structure dominating the town square.

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  • Caste has, in fact, come to be the chief dominating factor in the life of the ordinary native of India.

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  • According to the dominating popular conception, the destruction of the national power by a foreign army meant the overthrow of the prestige of the national deity by the foreign nation's god.

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  • That principle is Spiritual in- equally opposed to Erastianism and to Papacy, to the civil power dominating the Church, and to the ecclesiastical power dominating the state.

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  • According to him Barras determined to save the dauphin in order to please Josephine Beauharnais, the future empress, having conceived the idea of using the dauphin's existence as a means of dominating the comte de Provence in the event of a restoration.

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  • Some of its constituent territories, however, notably Bohemia and the lands of the Bohemian crown (Moravia, Silesia, Lusatia) enjoyed, up to the year 1620, many centuries of independent existence and played an important, sometimes a dominating, part in the political and religious history of central Europe.

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  • Palmyra also possessed the character of a religious centre, with the worship of the Sungod dominating that of inferior deities.

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  • The situation of the Acropolis, dominating the surrounding plain and possessing easy communication with the sea, favoured the formation of a relatively powerful state - inferior, however, to Tiryns and Mycenae; the myths of Cecrops, Erechtheus and Theseus bear witness to the might of the princes who ruled in the Athenian citadel, and here we may naturally expect to find traces of massive fortifications resembling in some degree those of the great Argolid cities.

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  • In the west there are swelling hills and gentle valleys, with the royal palm the dominating tree.

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  • With his energy, ability and gift of dominating and organizing, he might indeed have done a great deal.

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  • During all this time he was on terms of intimate friendship with the president, over whom he undoubtedly exerted a powerful, but probably not, as is often said, a dominating influence; for instance he is generally supposed to have won the president's support for the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854.

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  • The following years were marked by recurring attempts at revolution, but on the whole Venezuela during the period1830-1846was less disturbed than the neighbouring republic owing to the dominating influence of General Paez, who during the whole of that time exercised practically dictatorial power.

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  • From that time until 1900 the dominating figure in the town was that of the president - Paul Kruger.

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  • The dominating theory of disease was the humoral, which has never since ceased to influence medical thought and practice.

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  • Then, by a resolute if somewhat costly counter-attack delivered from the dominating position which they occupied, the Osmanlis thrust those opposed to them back down the slopes all along the line and could fairly claim to have gained the upper hand.

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  • The attempt to secure Sari Bair thus failed, and the carefully devised scheme by which the invaders had hoped to establish themselves in a dominating position in the Anzac region at.

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  • In 1351 Giovanni Visconti, lord and archbishop of Milan, having purchased Bologna and allied himself with sundry Ghibelline houses of Tuscany with a view to dominating Florence, the city made war on him, and in violation of its Guelph traditions placed itself under the protection of the emperor Charles IV.

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  • Cosimo succeeded in dominating the republic while remaining nominally a private citizen.

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  • The government is divided into three independent branches, legislative, executive and judicial, of which through force of circumstances the executive has become the dominating power.

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  • On this square stands the Frauenkirche, the cathedral church of the archbishop of Munich-Freising, with its lofty cupola capped towers dominating the whole town.

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  • He was educated at Aurich, where one of his teachers was the philosopher Wilhelm Reuter, whose influence was the dominating factor in the development of his thought.

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  • Due north the hills called the Koh-i-Mulla Khwaja appear to be close and dominating, but the foot of these hills is really about 3 m.

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  • The interest of the place centres in the castle dominating the town, which was built in the 11th century by William of Argues; his nephew, William the Conqueror, regarding it as a menace to his own power, besieged and occupied it.

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  • The dominating features of south New Zealand are not ferny plateaus or volcanic cones, but stern chains of mountains.

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  • A remarkable feature of the belt is the longitudinal chain of broad valleys - the Great Appalachian Valley - which, in the southerly sections divides the mountain system into two subequal portions, but in the northernmost lies west of all the ranges possessing typical Appalachian features, and separates them from the Adirondack group. The mountain system has no axis of dominating altitudes, but in every portion the summits rise to rather uniform heights, and, especially in the central section, the various ridges and intermontane valleys have the same trend as the system itself.

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  • On a hill dominating the town stands the old fortress, which contains a beautiful church in Gothic style built about 1446, where in 1571 the diet was held which proclaimed the equality of the Unitarian Church with the Roman Catholic, the Lutheran, and Calvinistic Churches.

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  • They are undoubtedly a very hybrid race, owing this characteristic to their geographical position in the area where the dominating races of the Pacific, Malays, Polynesians, Melanesians, Japanese 1 From these the three main divisions of the islands are named Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia.

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  • Political troubles and the dominating influence of Werner's speculations checked palaeontology in Germany, while under the leadership of Lamarck and Cuvier France came to the fore.

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  • Its forests are not composed of one or a few dominating species, as in the cold temperate zone, but of countless genera and species closely interwoven together - a confused mass of giant trees, lianas and epiphytes struggling to reach the sunlight.

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  • When only five years old John was betrothed (1173) to the heiress of Maurienne and Savoy, a principality which, as dominating the chief routes from France and Burgundy to Italy, enjoyed a consequence out of all proportion to its area.

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  • On the east it is continued by the forest of Denney, which contains the fortress of Roppe, dominating the road from Colmar into France.

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  • Yet, while Sweden was surely ripening into the dominating power of northern Europe, Denmark had as surely entered upon a period of uninterrupted and apparently incurable decline.

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  • As it lies in the state of Puebla and is the dominating feature in the views from the city of that name, it is sometimes called the Puebla volcano.

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  • Pierre de Breze, who had had a large share in the repression of the Praguerie, obtained through her a dominating influence over the king, and he inspired the monarch himself and the whole administration with new vigour.

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  • From this central dominating peak it falls gently towards the west, and gradually subsides in long spurs, reaching to within a few miles of Kabul and barring the road from Kabul to Ghazni.

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  • Although Alpine troops gained a footing north of the summit they were subsequently blown off by a mine, and Monte Cimone, which rises sheer-sided, like a vast battleship, between the Astico and the Rio Freddo, completely dominating the Arsiero basin, remained in Austrian hands.

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  • Stein was pouring troops through the breach made by the Silesians, and was making good headway with the 50th Austrian division on their right, while the Alpenkorps, Berrer and Scotti had broken through the lines opposite Tolmino, and in several places had gained the high ridge dominating the head of the Judrio valley.

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  • J Y Y explored from Lhasa to the sources of the Brahmaputra and Indus, at the conclusion of the Tibetan mission in 1904, conclusively prove that Mount Everest, which appears from the Tibetan plateau as a single dominating peak, has no rival amongst Himalayan altitudes, whilst the very remarkable investigations made by permission of the Nepal durbar from peaks near Kathmandu in 1903, by Captain Wood, R.E., not only place the Everest group apart from other peaks with which they have been confused by scientists, isolating them in the topographical system of Nepal, but clearly show that there is no one dominating and continuous range indicating a main Himalayan chain which includes both Everest and Kinchinjunga.

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  • Steinmetz (ibid., 1908, 177 f.); and Schmiedel in Hibbert Journal (1903), pp. 537 f heart of the gospel with all his heart, and while a certain controversial' element inevitably enters into his expositionsince he is writing with his eye on the Roman Church-any such considerations are quite subordinate to his dominating aim.

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  • The dominating ambition of his life was to achieve fame, but though that sometimes betrayed him into petty jealousy, it did not leave him insensible to the claims on his knowledge of the "cause of humanity," to use a phrase often employed by him in connexion with his invention of the miners' lamp. Of the smaller observances of etiquette he was careless, and his frankness of disposition sometimes exposed him to annoyances which he might have avoided by the exercise of ordinary tact.

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  • From the idea that the gall-bladder was the dominating organ of a bitter, sharp temperament, "gall" was formerly used in English for such a spirit, and also for one very ready to resent injuries.

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  • The dominating surface-feature formed by the Cretaceous rocks is the Chalk escarpment, the northern edge of the great sheet of chalk that once spread continuously over the whole south-east.

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  • The Po is the dominating factor in north Italian geography, north Italy practically consisting of the Po basin, with the surrounding slopes of the Alps and Apennines.

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  • Leonardo's own native Florentine manner had at first been not a little modified by that of the Milanese school as he found it represented in the works of such men as Bramantino, Borgognone and Zenale; but his genius had in its turn reacted far more strongly upon the younger members of the school, and exercised, now or later, a transforming and dominating influence not only upon his immediate pupils, but upon men like Luini, Giampetrino, Bazzi, Cesare da Sesto and indeed the whole Lombard school in the early 15th century.

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  • Dominating Table Bay is the well-known Table Mountain (3549 ft.), flat-topped and often covered with a " tablecloth " of cloud.

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  • The former, in which philosophy is the dominating force, is characterized by war, egotism and anarchy; the latter, which is controlled by religion, is marked by the spirit of obedience, devotion, association.

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  • The Mahrattas are the dominating race next to the Europeans and number (1901) 3, 650,000, composed of 1,900,000 Kunbis, 350,000 Konkanis, and 1, 4 00,000 Mahrattas not otherwise specified.

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  • After this the war went on interminably, without complete advantage to either side, Stephen for the most part dominating the eastern and Matilda the western shires.

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  • Moreover, it was known that the one dominating desire of Charles VIII.

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  • The influence of Marlborough at home was the result partly of the prestige of his victories, partly of the dominating influence of his strong-minded duchess (Mrs Freeman) over the queen (see ANNE, queen of England).

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  • At the general elections of 1885 and 1886 the existence of a strong, united Irish party had exercised a dominating influence.

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  • For several years Pynchon was the dominating influence in the colony, ruling it with the power of an autocrat.

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  • Aiphonso VII., the son of Urraca, was, during the twenty years between his mothers death and his own in 1157, the dominating sovereign of Spain.

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  • Astrology was further developed by the Arabs from the 7th to the 13th century, and in the Europe of the 14th and 15th centuries astrologers were dominating influences at court.

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  • It is certain, however, that the finer-grained rocks are richest in alumina, and in combined water; hence the inference is clear that kaolin or some other hydrous aluminium silicate is the dominating constituent.

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  • The predominance of stone and brick as building materials, the dominating cathedral spire, and the well-planted parks, avenues and private gardens, recall the aspect of an English residential town.

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  • That geopolitical scene has been dominating the news in recent days with the political aftershocks from the Kashmir earthquake and the Iraq constitution.

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  • The dominating milieu in which we live is a technical artifice.

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  • Overall, prices still remained exceptionally competitive, with lowest price still dominating the decision making process.

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  • These are indicative of the general Pandemonium which seems to be dominating the SU at the present time.

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  • And the visitors started the brighter, taking the lead in 100 seconds and dominating the opening ten minutes with slick passing.

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  • Dominating the skyline are two huge pylons which carry the National Grid across the river.

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  • The luminous trail led toward a large sarcophagus, dominating the oldest part of the graveyard.

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  • It is followed by a slow, melancholy Blues where solo woodwinds are the dominating voice throughout.

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  • We played some really good rugby with the forward dominating the scrum and making excellent yardage with ball in hand.

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  • Benedict XIII., who had on his part tried to call together a council at Perpignan, was by this time recognized hardly anywhere but in his native land, in Scotland, and in the estates of the countship of Armagnac. He remained none the less full of energy and of illusions, repulsed the overtures of Sigismund, king of the Romans, who had come to Perpignan to persuade him to abdicate, and, abandoned by nearly all his adherents, he took refuge in the impregnable castle of Peniscola, on a rock dominating the Mediterranean (1415).

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  • With this figure of the mothergoddess who descends into the lower world seems to be closely connected the idea of the fallen Sophia, which is so widespread among the Gnostic systems. This Sophia then is certainly no longer the dominating figure of the light-world, she is a lower aeon at the extreme limit of the world of light, who sinks down into matter (Barbelognostics, the anonymous Gnostic of Irenaeus, Bardesanes, Pistis-Sophia), or turns in presumptuous love towards the supreme God (Bu06s), and thus brings the Fall into the world of the aeons (Valentinians).

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  • The dominating vine is the Palomino, which produces amontillados and finos.

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  • Apart from the advantage he derived from Anatole, the very process of dominating another's will was in itself a pleasure, a habit, and a necessity to Dolokhov.

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  • The compositional trends are very marked at Tell Brak with certain cereal taxa dominating the assemblages.

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  • Over the last decade or so, the wavelet transform has emerged as the dominating tool in image processing.

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  • According to the Energy Information Association, renewable energy accounts for roughly eight percent of the country's total energy supply, with hydroelectric power dominating the field, and accounting for 35 percent of renewable energy use.

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  • The dominating piece of furniture in any western bedroom is the bed.

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  • It lends itself to an air of mystery and conveys a dominating and powerful presence.

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  • Prior to the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Atari was by far the dominating force in home gaming consoles.

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  • Nintendo has historically been a major player in the video game console wars, dominating the market with the original Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

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  • In the future, speeds unheard of are dominating the planet, but few people can handle the velocity of the machines.

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  • What hair color trends are dominating the streets and red carpets this year?

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  • In fact, Juicy Couture has been dominating the school scene for many years.

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  • Elmo has been dominating Christmas for years, and he only got better in 2009.

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  • The overall look is at once businesslike and dominating; this is a woman who looks like she is in control.

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  • Dominating the corners too early could be detrimental.

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  • It is very classy looking with darker wood dominating the outside, along with two lighter color stripes on the outside.

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  • It's very difficult for Leo to find a balance in this dominating trait.

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  • In 1995 the band became one of two super powers dominating the British pop music scene, and led the way for the plethora of Brit-pop bands that permeated the charts right up until the back end of the decade.

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  • It was, of course, 'Love Is All Around', a song of such delicate simplicity that it won the hearts of their followers and resulted in it dominating the number 1 spot for a whopping 15 weeks, topped only by Bryan Adams' 'Everything I Do'.

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  • While it is true that the iPod is the dominating force in the world of portable MP3 players, it is not the only option.

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  • In recent years, Fox reality TV shows have been dominating the station's airwaves.

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  • The Church has always exercised a dominating influence in this region, and the city has many churches and religious establishments.

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  • He ended by dominating the cabinet, but owing to his having negotiated a union of the Right Centre and the Left Centre (the Con nubio) in the conviction that the country needed the moderate elements of both parties, he quarrelled with DAzeglio (who, as an uncompromising conservative, failed to see the value of such a move) and resigned.

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  • Pompey deferred his decision until he should have inquired into the state of the Nabataeans, who had shown themselves to be capable of dominating the Jews in the absence of the Roman army.

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  • At the moment when Spinoza was publishing a system which is still a dominating note of modern philosophy, this other son of Israel was capturing the very heart of Jewry.

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  • The increase of Russian influence on the northern Persian border and its extension southwards towards Seistan led to the appointment of a British consul at Kirman, the dominating Kirman.

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  • It is a proof of the dominating force of his father's character that it cost the younger Mill such an effort to shake off his stern creed about poetry and personal emotion.

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  • Disregarding the neutrality of the Germanic System, Napoleon sent a strong French corps to overrun Hanover, while he despatched General Gouvion St Cyr to occupy Taranto and other dominating positions in the south-east of the kingdom of Naples.

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  • On this account, especially after the death of Lueger (on March 10 1910), a dominating personality who had held all parties together, opinion in Vienna and other towns turned against the Christian Socialists, who were accused of refusing all active measures of relief.

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  • As Boehme is the typical theosophist, and as modern theosophy has nourished itself almost in every case upon the study of his works, his dominating conceptions supply us with the best illustration of the general trend of this mode of thought.

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  • The island has no spinal range or dominating mountain mass.

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  • Exeter were on the offensive for most of the half, dominating the midfield.

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  • This is partly because of the individuals to whom you are attracted, and in part because you become so overbearing and dominating.

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  • It was fully recognized by its followers that the dominating influence in the structure and working of the body was the protoplasm, and the division of labor which it exhibited, with the accompanying or resulting differentiation into various tissues, was the special subject of investigation.

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  • Although Louis still distrusted her at heart, and disliked her dominating minister more, he allowed her to take up her residence in the Luxembourg palace in Paris, thus rendering intercourse possible.

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  • During 1888 his personality was the dominating feature of French politics, and, when he resigned his seat as a protest against the reception given by the chamber to his revisionist proposals, constituencies vied with one another in selecting him as their representative.

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