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  • "Pneumonia", the doctor said, confirming Alex's fears.

  • What she needed to do was get a look inside the building and put her fears to rest.

  • I was thinking even someone who doesn't fear death, fears something else.

  • She recalled the other thing she hated about interacting with him: he always knew how to read her deepest fears.

  • It was strange how quickly the trials and fears of the day could be put on the back burner with a couple of swigs of amber liquid.

  • It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.

  • "She fears me, Uncle," he said with difficulty.

  • Jonathan was a prince to behold, suave beyond description, and with silver-tongued oratory, he calmed the fears of an entire city.

  • Any fears about sex were mostly restricted to the first time.

  • I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some fears, but I'm alright now... really.

  • The children were picking up on my fears.

  • Philip's removal had made all the hill-peoples of the north and west raise their heads and set the Greek states free from their fears.

  • Epicureanism thought that " the wise man fears not death, before which most men tremble; for, if we are, it is not; if it is, we are not."

  • The visit was marked by the greatest cordiality, Count Robilants fears of inopportune pressure with regard to Irredentism proving groundless.

  • Butler fears profoundly that there must be a just God who will punish us.

  • These useful labours were interrupted in 1838 by complications in Afghanistan, which excited the fears.

  • In fear of reprisals Antipas (or Antipater), the Idumaean, his counsellor, played on the fears of Hyrcanus and persuaded him to buy the aid of the Nabataean Arabs with promises.

  • 25), so that Saul's insane fears were constantly exasperated by personal contact with him.

  • The foundation of the united monarchy was the greatest advance in the whole course of the history of the Israelites, and around it have been collected the hopes and fears which a varied experience of monarchical government aroused.

  • These fears were justified, in so far as those who entertained them shut their eyes to everything new and assumed an attitude of no compromise.

  • The addition of large territories to the grand duchy of Warsaw after the war of 1809 aroused the fears of the tsar respecting the Poles; and he regarded all Napoleon's actions as inspired by hostility to Russia.

  • The courage of the Romans, however, soon overcame such fears; the Britons were put to flight; and the groves of Mona, the scene of many a sacrifice and bloody rite, were cut down.

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  • Fears were entertained, and even the friends of the viceroy to some extent shared them, that he was not equal to the crisis.

  • But the fears proved groundless.

  • His fears and prejudices melted away as he discerned that this was the very method needed for reaching the multitudes living in almost heathen darkness.

  • There she obtained an Austrian passport to the frontier, and after some fears and trouble, receiving a Russian passport in Galicia, she at last escaped from the dungeon of Napoleonic Europe.

  • But it was not long before their worst fears with regard to the Boers began to be realized, and their patience was once more severely taxed.

  • By 1231, however, the fears of the church were beginning to be allayed.

  • His fears were instantly justified.

  • The dismissal of Wallenstein, which is often attributed to the work of Father Joseph, Richelieu's envoy to the diet of Regensburg in July and August of 1630, was due rather to the fears of the electors themselves, but it was of double value to Richelieu when his Swedish ally marched south.

  • A few months later his passionate impatience overcame his policy and his fears.

  • At the time he sent it to Grimald Walafrid had, as he himself tells us, hardly passed his eighteenth year, and he begs his correspondent to revise his verses, because, "as it is not lawful for a monk to hide anything from his abbot," he fears he may be beaten with deserved stripes.

  • Charles entered Florence on the 17th of November 1494, and the citizens' fears evaporated in jests on the puny exterior of the "threatened scourge."

  • Thus with respect to early religious beliefs he rejected Hume's notion that religion sprang out of the fears of primitive men, in favour of the theory that it represents the first attempts of our species to explain phenomena.

  • governed constantly by fears for his person and estate, he was seduced into a series of unworthy actions.

  • As soon as Carthage seemed to be recovering herself, and some of Massinissa's partisans were driven from the city into exile, his policy was to excite the fears of Rome, till at last in 149 war was declared - the Third Punic War, which ended in the final overthrow of Carthage.

  • When acetylene was first introduced on a commercial scale grave fears were entertained as to its safety, it being represented that it had the power of combining with certain metals, more especially copper and silver, to form acetylides of a highly explosive character, and that even with coal gas, which contains less than i %, such copper compounds had been known to be formed in cases where the gas-distributing mains were composed of copper, and that accidents had happened from this cause.

  • These fears have, however, fortunately proved to be unfounded, and ordinary gas fittings can be used with perfect safety with this gas.

  • fears, and early in 1885, simultaneously with the return of the French Fathers, the long smouldering hostility broke out,.

  • The revocation of the charter aroused the strongest fears of the colonists Andros speedily met determined opposition by measures undertaken relative to taxation and land titles, by efforts to secure a church for Episcopal service, and an attempt to curb the town meetings.

  • The Liao-Yang central mass was still held in hand, for the landing of the 4th Army - really only a division at present - at Takushan and the wrong placing of another Japanese division supposed to be with Kuroki (really intended for Nogi) had aroused Kuropatkin's fears for the holding capacity of Keller's detachment.

  • Evidently the writer fears culture.

  • "If the sovereign power is to be understood in this fuller, less abstract sense, if we mean by it the real determinant of the habitual obedience of the people, we must look for its sources much more widely and deeply than the analytical jurists do; it can no longer be said to reside in a determinate person or persons, but in that impalpable congeries of the hopes and fears of a people bound together by common interest and sympathy, which we call the common will" (Green's Works, 2.404).

  • For Ultramontanism fears that any infusion of a national element into ecclesiastical life would entail the eventual independence of the people in question from papal control, and lead to developments opposed to its papalistic mode of thought.

  • In her thirteenth year her brother promised her in marriage to Alphonso of Portugal, but she firmly refused to consent; her resistance seemed less likely to be effectual in the case of Pedro Giron, grand master of the order of Calatrava and brother of the marquis of Villena, to whom she was next affianced, when she was delivered from her fears by the sudden death of the bridegroom while on his way to the nuptials in 1466.

  • The overthrow of Spanish rule in Mexico was the beginning of a new period, and efforts were made to introduce educational reforms, but the colonists and ecclesiastics were still governed by their fears and prejudices, and little was accomplished.

  • At the same time the fears of the more sober and respectable citizens were allayed by Otho's liberal professions of his intention to govern equitably, and by his judicious clemency towards Marius Celsus, consul-designate, a devoted adherent of Galba.

  • from the pilgrims to the Holy Sepulchre, but it is Crusade no less certain that he was disturbed by the fears aroused throughout the Latin world by the recrudescence of Mussulman invasions, and particularly by the victory won by the Almoravides over the Christian army at Zalaca (1086).

  • With regard to the question of a council the pope was so obsessed by doubts and fears that he was unable to advance a single step; nor, till the day of his death could he break off his pitiful vacillation between Charles V.

  • High as man is placed above the creatures around him, there is a higher and far more exalted position within his view; and the ways are infinite in which he occupies his thoughts about the fears, or hopes, or expectations of a future life.

  • Gradually, however, he was made uneasy by the obvious trend of the imperial policy towards the annihilation of Protestantism, and by a dread lest the ecclesiastical lands should be taken from him; and the issue of the edict of restitution in March 1629 put the coping-stone to his fears.

  • His Catechism (Catechisme ou instruction familiere, 1652) and his Christian's Defense against the Fears of Death (Consolations de l'dme fidele contre les frayeurs de la mort, 1651) became well known in England by means of translations, which were very frequently reprinted.

  • In that year the Great Fire of London, following on the Great Plague, roused the superstitious fears of the people, and the House of Commons embodied the general feeling in a bill against atheism and profaneness.

  • In the end, however, the fears were more justified than the hopes.

  • Some of those who were discontented with this decision retired from the preliminary parliament, and a few of them, of republican sympathies, called the population of Upper Baden to arms. The rising was put down by the troops of Baden, but it did considerable injury by awakening the fears of the more moderate portion of the community.

  • The larger political reasons which had brought about the conflict were also no longer valid; the fears to which the Vatican decrees had given.

  • These ordinances fulfilled the worst fears of the Germans.

  • The day, said The Times, " was crowded with rumours, alarms, contradictions, fears, hopes, resolves, uncertainties."

  • Darnley being a Catholic, as far as he was anything, the jealous fears of the Brethren under Knox reached a passionate height.

  • He denied - he never ceased to deny - his share in the guilt, and Mary worked on his vanity and his fears, and moulded his " heart of wax " to her will.

  • The coming of the Child draws Eastern sages to his cradle and fills the court of Herod with suspicious fears.

  • A swarm of astrologers and physicians preyed upon his fears - and his purse.

  • The truth seems to be that native opinion throughout India was in a ferment, predisposing men to believe the wildest stories, and to act precipitately upon their fears.

  • When the Chinese government was terrified by the advance of the AngloFrench expedition of 1860 and the burning of the Summer Palace, he worked on their fears so dexterously that he obtained for Russia not only the left bank of the Amur, the original object of the mission, but also a large extent of territory and sea-coast south of that river.

  • The fears of Parthian invasion were not realized, but Cicero, after suppressing a revolt in Cappadocia, undertook military operations against the hill-tribes of the Amanus and captured the town of Pindenissus after a siege of forty-six days.

  • His last words are said to have been: "Fear ye God, the Elevated and Mighty, for God, Praise be to Him, protects the man that fears Him; he who does not fear God, has no protection."

  • Spain's fears passed on to Mexico, the Russians being feared only less than Americans.

  • But, though largesses and thanksgivings celebrated the suppression of the conspiracy, and the round of games and shows was renewed with even increased splendour, the effects of the shock were visible in the long list of victims who during the next few months were sacrificed to his restless fears and resentment.

  • Man and the actual universe kept on reasserting their rights and claims, announcing their goodliness and delightfulness, in one way or another; but they were always being thrust back again into Cimmerian regions of abstractions, fictions, visions, spectral hopes and fears, in the midst of which the intellect somnambulistically moved upon an unknown way.

  • Grossly ignorant of all that falls outside " the daily round, the common task," they are full of panicky fears in regard to this unknown, and the primary attitude of society towards it is sheer avoidance, taboo.

  • After Fouquet's death (1680) Dauger and Fouquet's other (old-standing) valet La Riviere are put together, by Louvois's special orders, in one lower dungeon; Louvois evidently fears their knowledge of things heard from Fouquet, and he orders Lauzun (who had recently been allowed to converse freely with Fouquet) to be told that they are released.

  • But even at this stage of his career the pessimism of his later writings began to manifest itself, together with a susceptibility to morbid fears which led him to keep loaded weapons always at his bedside.

  • which was published by Frauenstlldt in 1862, seems to have been made about this time.2 In 1833 he settled finally at Frankfort, gloomily waiting for the recognition of his work, and terrified by fears of assassination and robbery.

  • Spinoza quieted his fears as well as he could, assuring him that as soon as the crowd made any threatening movement he would go out to meet them, "though they should serve me as they did the poor De Witts.

  • Among other engineers, Telford and Stephenson favoured the project of converting Wallasey Pool into a great basin for shipping; but, largely owing to the fears of Liverpool lest a formidable rival should thus be created, it was not until 1843 that parliamentary powers were obtained, and the work entrusted to James Rendel, who finished it in less than five years.

  • But missionary influence was strong; it was reinforced by the growing strength of the imperialistic spirit and by the fears excited by Germany's intrusion on the south-west coast.

  • And everything is brought into closest relation with "that which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears which are of any consideration; I mean a Future Life."

  • Army's movements were hampered by fears of a crisis at Adrianople, where a serious sortie-battle was being fought at the time.

  • But the success of Germanicus had already stirred the jealousy and fears of Tiberius, and he was reluctantly compelled to return to Rome.

  • The fears excited by this letter that King Leopold desired to restrict Belgium's liberty of action in the Congo State when the latter should become a Belgian colony were not diminished by the announcement in November 1906 of four new concessions, conferring very extensive rights on railway, mining and rubber companies in which foreign capital was largely interested.

  • Upon the return of new dangers, or at least of fears, Abelard left the Paraclete to make trial of another refuge, accepting an invitation to preside over the abbey of St Gildas-de-Rhuys, on the far-off shore of Lower Brittany.

  • Forrest in the Indian government records have shown that the sepoys' fears of defilement by biting the new cartridges had a considerable foundation in fact.

  • Canning succeeded in constructing a ministry in April - but the hopes and the fears of friends and enemies proved to be equally unfounded.

  • Does this consciousness represent an authentic insight into ultimate fact, or is it a pitiful illusion of the nerves, born of man's hopes and fears and of his fundamental ignorance?

  • 27 a Rumania was now comparatively, but not entirely, free from fears of serious foreign complications.

  • With some fears and misgivings -the senate permitted him to retain the command of his victorious.

  • 1536 in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire were provoked partly by the dissolution of the monasteries, partly by the collection of a subsidy and fears of fresh taxation on births, marriages and burials, and partly by the protestantizing Ten Articles of 1536 and Cromwells Injunctions.

  • He could trade upon Edwards precocious hatred of Marys religion, he could rely upon French fears of her Spanish inclinations, and the success which bad attended his schemes in England deluded him into a belief that he could supplant the Tudor with a Dudley dynasty.

  • of the baselessness of these fears, and to present to all Europe the exemplar of a progressive state, in which the principles of traditional authority and democratic liberty combined for the common good.

  • of sanctions, side by side with the "physical, " "political," and "moral" or "social "; but the truth is that he does not seriously take account of them, except in so far as religious hopes and fears are motives actually operating, which therefore admit of being observed and measured as much as any other motives.

  • After Magenta (June 4, 1859), it was the fears of the Catholics and the messages of the empress which, even more than the threats of Prussia, checked him in his triumph and forced him into the armistice of Villafranca (July 11, 1859).

  • And, further, there intervenes a remarkable passage with an account of his conflict with the divine being who fears the dawn and is unwilling to reveal his name.

  • Power had passed from the hands of the burghers of Amsterdam into those of William of Orange, who on the 30th peace ~ of August 1673, profiting by the arrest of the army Ni/rn- brought about by the inundation and by the fears of wegen, Europe, joined in a coalition with the emperor, the ~ king of Spain, the duke of Lorraine, many of the princes of the Empire, and with England, now at last enlightened as to the projects of Catholic restoration which Louis XIV.

  • But Mozaffar lasted for a short time, and then died, poisoned, as it was said, by his brother Abdurrahman, called Sanchol, the son of Mansur by one of the Christian ladies whom he extorted for his harem from the fears of the Christian princes.

  • In 1610 fears of the help which the Moriscoes might give to a Mahommedan attack from Africa combined with religious bigotry to cause their expulsion.

  • The man who is hasty and nervous in temperament, who fears an occasional sting, and resents the same by viciously killing the bee that inflicts it will rarely make a good apiarist.

  • Jefferson merely had exaggerated fears of a moneyed political engine, and seeing that Hamilton's measures of funding and assumption did make the national debt politically useful to the Federalists in the beginning he concluded that they would seek to fasten the debt on the country for ever.

  • Pneumonia, the doctor said, confirming Alex's fears.

  • What she needed to do was get a look inside the building and put her fears to rest.

  • Fears and concerns paled in importance to this unbelievable ability to save lives.

  • I reluctantly told her of Quinn's phone call, the Boston break-in and my fears, shared, apparently by Julie.

  • I was thinking even someone who doesn't fear death, fears something else.

  • "Everyone fears something, Guardian," Xander reminded her.

  • She recalled the other thing she hated about interacting with him: he always knew how to read her deepest fears.

  • It was strange how quickly the trials and fears of the day could be put on the back burner with a couple of swigs of amber liquid.

  • It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.

  • "She fears me, Uncle," he said with difficulty.

  • While he had dismissed in his mind, Edith's fears that she might be traced by her credit card charge as irrational, here was evidence that, in fact, her concerns were well founded.

  • At first he lay awake, conscious of every sound the motel uttered, fearful that Cynthia Byrne might waken to God knows what thoughts and fears.

  • Jonathan was a prince to behold, suave beyond description, and with silver-tongued oratory, he calmed the fears of an entire city.

  • Any fears about sex were mostly restricted to the first time.

  • I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some fears, but I'm alright now... really.

  • How could she let her fears reign when he was so brave?

  • The children were picking up on my fears.

  • It will assuage the fears of subscribers worried about publicly associating themselves with fiction.

  • Nature fears shame and contempt, but grace is happy to suffer reproach.

  • An anonymous pamphlet of 1792 which plays on British fears of the popular uprisings in France to link slave trade abolitionists with French Jacobins.

  • allay parental fears over the risk of injury in rugby matches.

  • During Health Questions the Health Secretary did not allay my fears.

  • The EU must also allay widespread fears about globalization.

  • My fears have been somewhat allayed by taking Rosy out on a test cruise.

  • However, my fears were quickly allayed once I began to read.

  • antiquityegations have led to increased fears that London may now be a major clearing center for looted antiquities from around the world.

  • The sightings have raised fears that little is being done to enforce the ban.

  • baseless fears.

  • Of course, there are real fears that the National Scrapie Plan will destroy valuable sheep breeding bloodlines.

  • Fears were raised when officers arrived at Lorraine Lovell's parent's home in Emerson Green to find bloodstains and signs of forced entry.

  • bondage of irrational fears.

  • brave the storm together and fight your fears.

  • calamity strikes with it come the doubts, the fears and the struggles of dealing with it.

  • calm public fears by simply denying the feasibility of molecular manufacturing will inevitably fail.

  • The leftist elite obviously fears an armed citizenry, which is, of course, the sole barrier to tyranny.

  • sir Clive The father of home computing talks about his plans, his hopes and fears, his critics.

  • coward heart fears to give up its toys.

  • This may allay some current fears about the safety of using creatine for short periods of time.

  • culinary prowess, but all fears were dispelled on arrival.

  • deep-seated fears about the escalating levels of labor unrest in China are fundamentally misplaced.

  • defiled by many sins, ensnared in many passions, enslaved by many fears, and burdened with many cares.

  • defiled by many sins, ensnared in many passions, enslaved by many fears, and burdened with many cares.

  • depression of the 1920s and 30s renewed fears of social uprising, especially in America and Germany.

  • Brunel was not deterred by such fears and in 1836 work began with the sinking of shafts to deterred by such fears and in 1836 work began with the sinking of shafts to determine the course of the tunnel.

  • My initials fears are immediately dispelled within seconds of his arrival in the North London pub at which we have agreed to meet.

  • The report confirms fears that mentally distressed black people are more likely to be locked away.

  • Let mountains speak for themselves and students may only hear the echoes of their hopes and fears or silence.

  • A slow start led to fears the area would fail to attract tenants, with most office space lying empty.

  • By providing a full analysis of a project's effects, an environmental statement can help to allay fears created by lack of information.

  • Introduction to lobbying Introduction to what lobbying is and dispelling common fears of how to get involved.

  • Soccer: Agent sparks fears Soccer: Daddy Danns's double Soccer: Attitude is praised by Williams Soccer: Colchester United.. .

  • fears expressed by people have been coming true, i.e. low grading.

  • Being proud to have made it Have you got any irrational fears or phobias?

  • The Polish government-in-exile had very well-founded fears that the Soviet Union would simply replace Nazi Germany as occupiers of the country.

  • While todays game will be a pressure cooker for former boss Peter Taylor Leicester have a great chance to ease their relegation fears.

  • flickering shadows, invited the audience to share their fears.

  • frailtyo tower of Pride was ever yet high enough to lift its possessor above the trials and fears and frailties of humanity.

  • But there are fears that insufficient funds will be made available to see through its vision.

  • groundless fears in your former partner's mind.

  • Happily, however, whatever fears I might have had proved groundless.

  • At times his friends experience overwhelming guilt, over-protectiveness toward Matt, and fears of incompetence in the event of seizures.

  • The Network fears that international hydropower industry could also seek to gain credit for new large-scale hydropower industry could also seek to gain credit for new large-scale hydropower projects through the Kyoto Protocol.

  • ill-founded public fears.

  • Icke fears that microchip implants are next, followed by the cashless society to control our spending.

  • The Scottish retail industry fears the threat of future cost implications.

  • The party fears infighting will further dent its dwindling popularity.

  • inhibited by fears and concerns arising from some common misconceptions.

  • irrational fears raise their ugly heads.

  • To use false rumors to spread fears of a mass cull is utterly irresponsible.

  • Previously UK awash with unwashed dishwashers European washout fuels immigration fears Take that, you stinking leech!

  • misrepresented by the press and that press coverage had heightened fears and intentions.

  • mutual respect, on BOTH sides, will remove cultural fears.

  • only mutual respect, on BOTH sides, will remove cultural fears.

  • nice to know which fears of mine weren't really there.

  • However, there are new fears about yobbish behavior, from graffiti to neighborhood nuisance.

  • overflyal fears were that the country was being overflown by advanced foreign aircraft, possibly on intelligence missions.

  • overflyal fears were that the country was being overflown by advanced foreign aircraft, possibly on intelligence missions.

  • pastiche style to satisfy local residents ' fears about changes to the character of their neighborhood.

  • Fears were expressed that other cancer causing chemicals including phenol and benzene are also polluting the site.

  • About phobias common phobias include fears of animals, heights, crowds or social events.

  • Wednesday 17th February 2004 Understanding fears phobias and depression.

  • pillar of salt, in mind, in which five years ago you fixed our fears of looking behind.

  • There are fears among academics that the economic constraints faced by employers reduces the scope for substantial expansion of the one-year placement.

  • polite greeting Hotspur antagonizes Glendower - as if he fears to lose face before another renowned warrior.

  • He confirmed my worst fears - a bad vaginal prolapse.

  • prompted fears that more jobs would go east.

  • I was also quaking at the knees a little due to lack of culinary prowess, but all fears were dispelled on arrival.

  • It will heighten educational publishers ' fears over the state of the market.

  • Today's technologies make these fears seem almost quaint.

  • The move had sparked fears among customers of a price hike and time limits for tickets, but these were quickly quashed.

  • quell growing consumer fears.

  • For millionaireâs daughter Polly Browne this is made more difficult as her father fears some young rapscallion will take her for a ride.

  • The proposal raises fears that magazines like Loaded or FHM might be bagged if WH Smith judges their covers to be too raunchy.

  • react to stress by expressing their fears openly.

  • India fears that rapid progress to a republic could allow the powerful Maoist rebels to fill the vacuum.

  • The actress had earlier said the ceremony had been put back because of fears of a media scrum.

  • Turkey fears a Kurdish breakaway state in northern Iraq could trigger renewed armed Kurdish separatism on its own territory.

  • servile dependency was one of the proud Greeks ' worst fears.

  • Performers in black masks, dwarfed by flickering shadows, invited the audience to share their fears.

  • I make a daily inspection of springs, shock absorbers, engine and body mountings, U bolts and shackles to allay my fears.

  • High heels are not to blame, says research Fears that wearing high-heeled shoes could lead to knee arthritis are unfounded, say researchers.

  • The fears of the sister have added to the weakness of the woman; but she is by no means a simpleton in general.

  • slide confidence has stabilized on the back of declining fears about the UK sliding into recession.

  • Soccer: Agent sparks fears soccer: Agent sparks fears Soccer: Daddy Danns's double Soccer: Attitude is praised by Williams Soccer: Colchester United.. .

  • Many politicians used the psychological fears of the West Coasters against the Japanese Americans to gain political stature among the voters.

  • stoke unwarranted public fears by reacting slowly to the scare stories.

  • superstitious fears in the matter?

  • Isn't the lead singer from eighties synth merchants, Tears for Fears from Bath?

  • A pint of ale in a dark corner of an old tavern or two will chase away your fears.

  • On the subject of ' dodgy ' food, one of the biggest fears for those going on holiday is ' holiday tummy ' .

  • unconscious motives, fears and anxieties that are being manifest in debilitating mental symptoms.

  • FOUR KEY SKILLS All fears were completely unfounded of course!

  • However all such negative fears were to prove unfounded.

  • Fears of uneven depth of seed distribution seem unfounded.

  • Fears of increased cannabis usage as a result of the experiment would thus appear unfounded.

  • However, almost immediately, my fears and concerns became totally unfounded.

  • washout fuels immigration fears Take that, you stinking leech!

  • Now, seven years later, their fears have proved all too well-founded, and the processing industry is in ruins.

  • Philip's removal had made all the hill-peoples of the north and west raise their heads and set the Greek states free from their fears.

  • To control the negro the Klan played upon his superstitious fears by having night patrols, parades and drills of silent horsemen covered with white sheets, carrying skulls with coals of fire for eyes, sacks of bones to rattle, and wearing hideous masks.

  • Epicureanism thought that " the wise man fears not death, before which most men tremble; for, if we are, it is not; if it is, we are not."

  • The visit was marked by the greatest cordiality, Count Robilants fears of inopportune pressure with regard to Irredentism proving groundless.

  • Butler fears profoundly that there must be a just God who will punish us.

  • The friends of individual liberty and local government naturally found in the assumption by the central government of even the minimum of its granted powers constant stimulus to their fears (see Democratic Party); while the financial measures of Hamilton - whose wish for extreme centralization was nowise satisfied by the government actually created in 1787 - were calculated to force an immediate and firm assumption by that government, to the limit, of every power it could be held to possess.

  • These useful labours were interrupted in 1838 by complications in Afghanistan, which excited the fears.

  • In fear of reprisals Antipas (or Antipater), the Idumaean, his counsellor, played on the fears of Hyrcanus and persuaded him to buy the aid of the Nabataean Arabs with promises.

  • 25), so that Saul's insane fears were constantly exasperated by personal contact with him.

  • The foundation of the united monarchy was the greatest advance in the whole course of the history of the Israelites, and around it have been collected the hopes and fears which a varied experience of monarchical government aroused.

  • These fears were justified, in so far as those who entertained them shut their eyes to everything new and assumed an attitude of no compromise.

  • The addition of large territories to the grand duchy of Warsaw after the war of 1809 aroused the fears of the tsar respecting the Poles; and he regarded all Napoleon's actions as inspired by hostility to Russia.

  • So too, many of the spirits especially concerned with the operations of nature are conceived as neutral or even benevolent; the European peasant fears the corn-spirit only when he irritates him by trenching on his domain and taking his property by cutting the corn; similarly, there is no reason why the more insignificant personages of the pantheon should be conceived as malevolent, and we find that the Petara of the Dyaks are far from indiscriminating and malignant, though disease and death are laid at their door.

  • According to its so fifth report, it originated " in the prospective fears of a portion of the trade that some dire calamity must inevitably, sooner or later, overtake the cotton manufacture of Lancashire, whose vast superstructure had so long rested upon the treacherous foundation of restricted slave labour as the main source of supply for its raw material."

  • The courage of the Romans, however, soon overcame such fears; the Britons were put to flight; and the groves of Mona, the scene of many a sacrifice and bloody rite, were cut down.

  • fears, a word common to Teutonic languages, cf.

  • Fears were entertained, and even the friends of the viceroy to some extent shared them, that he was not equal to the crisis.

  • But the fears proved groundless.

  • His fears and prejudices melted away as he discerned that this was the very method needed for reaching the multitudes living in almost heathen darkness.

  • There she obtained an Austrian passport to the frontier, and after some fears and trouble, receiving a Russian passport in Galicia, she at last escaped from the dungeon of Napoleonic Europe.

  • But it was not long before their worst fears with regard to the Boers began to be realized, and their patience was once more severely taxed.

  • By 1231, however, the fears of the church were beginning to be allayed.

  • His fears were instantly justified.

  • By August Vieuville's worst fears were realized; he was arrested on the 13th of the month for corrupt practices in office, and the intriguing cardinal who had caused his overthrow became chief minister of Louis His advent was hailed with joy by both the Catholic party and the patriotic party, eager for the overthrow of Habsburg supremacy in Europe.

  • The dismissal of Wallenstein, which is often attributed to the work of Father Joseph, Richelieu's envoy to the diet of Regensburg in July and August of 1630, was due rather to the fears of the electors themselves, but it was of double value to Richelieu when his Swedish ally marched south.

  • A few months later his passionate impatience overcame his policy and his fears.

  • At the time he sent it to Grimald Walafrid had, as he himself tells us, hardly passed his eighteenth year, and he begs his correspondent to revise his verses, because, "as it is not lawful for a monk to hide anything from his abbot," he fears he may be beaten with deserved stripes.

  • Charles entered Florence on the 17th of November 1494, and the citizens' fears evaporated in jests on the puny exterior of the "threatened scourge."

  • Thus with respect to early religious beliefs he rejected Hume's notion that religion sprang out of the fears of primitive men, in favour of the theory that it represents the first attempts of our species to explain phenomena.

  • governed constantly by fears for his person and estate, he was seduced into a series of unworthy actions.

  • As soon as Carthage seemed to be recovering herself, and some of Massinissa's partisans were driven from the city into exile, his policy was to excite the fears of Rome, till at last in 149 war was declared - the Third Punic War, which ended in the final overthrow of Carthage.

  • When acetylene was first introduced on a commercial scale grave fears were entertained as to its safety, it being represented that it had the power of combining with certain metals, more especially copper and silver, to form acetylides of a highly explosive character, and that even with coal gas, which contains less than i %, such copper compounds had been known to be formed in cases where the gas-distributing mains were composed of copper, and that accidents had happened from this cause.

  • These fears have, however, fortunately proved to be unfounded, and ordinary gas fittings can be used with perfect safety with this gas.

  • After the accession of Nero, Agrippina, by playing on his fears, induced him to poison Britannicus at a banquet (A.D.

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