It was through Neoplatonism that Augustine got rid of scepticism and the last dregs of Manichaeism.
They are descendants of feudal days when the mercantile element, being counted as the dregs of the population, lost its self-respect.
Our final visit was to a particularly dingy part of the dregs of the city.
Ant., loc. cit.) to cause any but the dregs of the populace to incur defilement by living in a place thus unclean.
"Although composed as it was of soldiers of fortune and the dregs of the populace."
From this contact came Ialdabaoth the Demiurgos, who in turn produced six powers and with them created the seven heavens and from the dregs of matter the Nous of serpent form, from whom are spirit and soul, evil and death.
RANTERS, an antinomian and spiritualistic English sect in the time of the Commonwealth, who may be described as the dregs of the Seeker movement.
But the appetite for power of the "less people" and the dregs of the populace was whetted rather than satisfied by the installation of the riformatori in the principal posts of authority.
In the war with Pisa he had observed the insubordination and untrustworthiness of soldiers gathered from the dregs of different districts, serving under egotistical and irresponsible commanders.
"Here is that mob, the dregs of the people," he thought as he gazed at the crowd: "this rabble they have roused by their folly!
Though the Brahman, who by this time had firmly secured his supremacy over the kshatriya, or noble, in matters spiritual as well as in legislative and administrative functions, would naturally be the prime mover in this regulation of the social 4 Thus, in Berar," there is a strong non-Aryan leaven in the dregs of the agricultural class, derived from the primitive races which have gradually melted down into settled life, and thus become fused with the general community, while these same races are still distinct tribes in the wild tracts of hill and jungle."Sir Alfred C. Lyall, As.
When King Ferdinand felt himself securely re-established at Naples he determined to exterminate the Carbonari, and to this end his minister of police, the prince of Canosa, set up another secret society called the Calderai del Contrappeso (braziers of the counterpoise), recruited from the brigands and the dregs of the people, who committed hideous excesses against supposed Liberals, but failed to exterminate the movement.
dregs of society.
dregs from the bottle outside a hospital an ambulance draws in.
As Harry drains the last dregs from the bottle outside a hospital an ambulance draws in.
I'm still here, the last dregs of BP haven't gone yet.
dregs of humanity.
dregs of the community.
dregs of home brew work very well.
dregs of tea from now freezing cups, I had a bleep on my left hand rod.
dregs of the earth and he hated being there.
The late Lord Longford made the point less tactfully five years ago: " We would get the dregs.
Or look at yon fallen woman drinking the dregs of her bitter, damning cup!
leaving the coffee dregs, I got back onto the bus.
Mr Laver, Oxford use the dregs of the teapot to water house plants as they will benefit from the fermenting tea leaves.
I sat there under the trees sipping the last dregs of Bollinger, cursing myself for not having put a tenner on.
The society of the Sanfedisti, formed of the dregs of the populace, whose object was to murder every Liberal, was openly protected and encouraged.
It doesn't help that I still have the dregs of flu inside me, and my leg has been playing up recently.
He will consume the cup to the bitter dregs.
dry," and signifies generally the act of drawing off moisture or liquid from somewhere, and so drinking dry, and (figuratively) exhausting; the substantive "drain" being thus used not only in the direct sense of a channel for carrying off liquid, but also figuratively for a very small amount such as would be left as dregs.
The net result was that a few years later the lower house of convocation only rejected by one vote a very puritanical petition against vestments and other popish dregs.
"Hell of a baseball player," Dean said glumly, finishing the dregs of his coffee.
Moreover, while many strikes were quite orderly, the turbulent character of a part of the Italian people and their hatred of authority often converted peaceful demands for better conditions into dangerous riots, in which the dregs of the urban population (known as teppisti or the mala vita) joined.
The sediment in wine is also known as the dregs.
Decanting allows you to separate the dregs from the clear liquid.
This preposterous proposal was of course not even discussed, and the movement caused a strong feeling of reaction against Socialism and of hostility to the government for its weakness; for, however much sympathy there might be with the genuine grievances of the working classes, the September strikes were of a frankly revolutionary character and had been fomented by professional agitators and kept going by the dregs of the people.
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