How to use Feat in a sentence
Getting the iron hot was no easy feat.
All hope seemed lost, when by a brilliant feat of arms John Sobieski, king of Poland, drove away the besiegers in hopeless confusion and saved the cause of Christianity, 1683.
It was perhaps the most astonishing single feat of arms in the World War.
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It was to be their last feat of arms in the World War, and they had the satisfaction of knowing, as they left the line on the 6th, that the last fortifications of the Germans on the Fourth Army front had fallen, and that the way was clear into the open country beyond.
Getting the iron hot was no great feat, but keeping it the right temperature was.
Had it not been for the fact that the tree was almost completely severed from its trunk and had so much pressure on it from the opposite side, it would probably have been an impossible feat.
Repetitions of the feat are now counted by the score.
The story of the first Atlantic cable is told elsewhere (see Telegraph), and it must suffice here to say that in 1858, after two disappointments, Bright successfully accomplished what to many had seemed an impossible feat, and within a few days of landing the Irish end of the line at Valentia he was knighted in Dublin.Advertisement
To eradicate poverty and establish world peace seems to be an impossible feat.
A similar sound may be made by affixing those feathers to the end of a rod and drawing them rapidly downwards in the same position as they occupy in the bird's tail while it is performing the feat.
In the MS. of the chronicle of Diebold Schilling of Bern (c. 1480) there is in the picture of the battle of Sempach a warrior pierced with spears falling to the ground, which may possibly be meant for Winkelried; while in that of Diebold Schilling of Lucerne (1511), though in the text no allusion is made to any such incident, there is a similar picture of a man who has accomplished Winkelried's feat, but he is dressed in the colours of Lucerne.
Its mathematical prediction was not only an unsurpassed intellectual feat; it showed also that Newton's law of gravitation, which Airy had almost called in question, prevailed even to the utmost bounds of the solar system.
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Washing them also became much less of a feat.
If you are able to accomplish the impressive feat of creating your own web page on your computer, you are already more than halfway to having your website published on the internet.
According to him the men of Schwyz and of Unterwalden were the first to rise, those of Uri following suit much later But neither Justinger nor Hemmerli makes any allusion to Tell or his feat.
After this last feat of arms, which has perhaps been exaggerated by the Latin chroniclers, who compare him to Hector and the Maccabees, John died in the habit of a Franciscan friar.
The astonishing feat of photographing the bones of the living animal within the tissues soon rendered the Rontgen rays indispensable in surgery and directed an army of investigators to their study.Advertisement
This was regafded as a miraculous feat brought about by the incantations of the magician Merlin, who caused a great stone circle in Ireland (said to have been previously carried thither out of Africa by giants) to be transported to Salisbury Plain, where, at Merlin's "word of power," all the stones moved into their proper places.
His chief feat was the famous defence of Siena (1555), which he has told so admirably.
Hubert Latham all but performed the same feat on an Antoinette monoplane.
This began the lively paper war humorously called "the second war of Sempach," in which the Swiss (with but rare exceptions) maintained the historical character of the feat against various foreigners - Austrians and others.
This astonishing victory over fourfold numbers was no mere chivalrous feat of arms, it had the solid result of giving the victors a foothold in northern France.Advertisement
A similar feat was performed by the Sun-trapper, a famous Red Indian chief.
All this activity on Mr Chamberlain's part represented a great physical and intellectual feat on the part of a man now sixtyseven years of age; but his bodily vigour and comparatively youthful appearance were essential features of his personality.
Cynthia suggested a funeral, complete with a shoebox coffin and a solemn burial, a feat Dean would have guessed impossible given the frozen earth.
She wore a tight red dress and sky-high heels that would put her at his chin, no small feat given he was seven feet tall.
Curious, he twisted to see the door, no easy feat given it was on the floor below.
It will be a difficult feat to genuinely remain a deist after digesting the information contained in this chef-d'oeuvre.
However, in trying to repeat this feat of strength Young was caught out on the rivers edge.
This week, David Cameron's Conservatives did their best to emulate that feat.
The city achieves the feat of being cozy rather than crowded.
It was not a place for seclusion, but the desire to undertake an ascetic feat arose and she accepted it.
Clement also achieved front page local press coverage which reported on his amazing feat.
That the new Arsenal stadium exists at all is an astonishing feat.
So is it another death-defying feat for the passion story, or an anti-Semitic betrayal?
Most spectacular goalscoring feat of the weekend goes to Notts Forest's Nicky Southall.
And Boyd's main feat is to turn these slightly offbeat men into the lovable stars of a sweet romance.
The aircraft was then refueled and repeated the feat, after using a conventional take-off to get airborne again.
Demonstrations by the Airhedz Club, and tryouts on a full size trapeze rig, run by Whitstable-based Expressive Feat aerialist team.
This area also offers one chance of finding the crimson-winged wallcreeper - no mean feat in a landscape so vast.
The feat by which he will be remembered was the destruction of the Confederate ironclad "Albemarle" in the Roanoke river on the 27th of October in 1864.
Captain Popham, with a small detachment, stormed the rock fortress of Gwalior, then deemed impregnable and the key of central India; and by this feat held in check Sindhia, the most formidable of the Mahratta chiefs.
The feat of hitting the jack is so common that it really calls for no special reward.
It should moreover be noted that Magellan's famous expedition had for its object not the barren feat of circumnavigation but the breaking down of this monopoly, without violating the terms of the papal bull which gave to Spain the conquest of the West, to Portugal the possession of the East.
There is no doubt that the transmission of articulate sounds and speech over long distances without wires by means of electric waves is not only possible as an experimental feat but may perhaps come to be commercially employed.
The British armed mission of 1904 performed a brilliant feat of marching and reached Lhasa, whose mysteries were thus unveiled, but this exploit belongs to the section dealing with history, below.
To give an instance of tyranny in Uri, the author tells us the story of the refusal of "der Than" to do reverence to the hat placed on a pole, of his feat of skill, and of his shooting the bailiff, Gessler, from behind a bush in the "hollow way" near Kussnacht.
These do not hunt in packs, but will sometimes singly attack a bullock; they and the wolves make havoc among sheep. A favourite feat of the boldest of the young men of southern Afghanistan is to enter the hyena's den, single-handed, muffle and tie him.
The astonishing feat of photographing the bones of the living animal within the tissues soon rendered the RÃ¶ntgen rays indispensable in surgery and directed an army of investigators to their study.
His greatest exploit was the brilliant surprise of Paulus Hook, N.J., on the 19th of August 1779; for this feat he received a gold medal, a reward given to no other officer below general's rank in the whole war.
To tread upon the air (and this is what is really meant) is, at first sight, in the highest degree utopian; and yet there are thousands of living creatures which actually accomplish this feat.
Helen knows the meaning of more than a hundred words now, and learns new ones daily without the slightest suspicion that she is performing a most difficult feat.
His remixes have made the Scissor Sisters sound even more gay, a remarkable feat.
Constructing a replica Iron Age village is no mean feat.
To knock it down and disprove genetics would be the most staggering feat of intellect ever seen.
When combined with the Tablet 's peel-off transparent overlay, this allows tracing, a feat impossible with a mouse.
This is a family feat unparalleled in the annals of the Cambridge University Association Football Club or probably of any other University team.
This area also offers one chance of finding the crimson-winged Wallcreeper - no mean feat in a landscape so vast.
Caring for a newborn is not an impossible feat, but you'll need to engender a firm commitment to the task and an illimitable supply of patience and love in preparation for your baby's arrival.
Learning how to buy flattering clothes seems like an amazing feat, but once you get the basics down, you'll very rarely find yourself wondering, "Why did I buy this; what was I thinking?"
This is truly no easy feat, and most vets will need to perform a thorough examination and a few lab tests before a correct diagnosis can be reached.
You really want to purchase a tower that can imitate a tree as closely as possible, although this is a tough feat considering that most towers resemble plush playlands.
This should not be an excuse for pet owners to change the litter less frequently, but they should be prepared for the hefty feat of changing a larger-sized litter box.
This may seem like a difficult feat, but you will save your cat from a horde of communicable diseases, mites, fleas and many types of environmental threats.
Such a feat takes both agility and a well thought out plan.
All this aside, some persons have claimed that turmeric has exhibited a positive effect on their symptoms, a surprising feat that fuels the supplement industry and overshadows many scientific studies.
This is a more thorough bleaching solution since it reaches every single tooth, a feat strips can't accomplish and is difficult to achieve with brush-on products you must apply yourself.
That's no small feat, since a blush that appears so dark can take on quite an unattractive cast on fair skin.
The formula is lightweight and intense at once, which is not any easy feat.
The pigment is surprisingly rich and long lasting, which is quite a feat for a creamy product that one would expect to slide right off as the day wears on.
This is not always an easy feat, particularly when it comes to things like grocers.
Prom makeup is supposed to bring out your overall look and not overpower your dress and pink is soft enough to accomplish this feat!
In 1964, Egon Zimmermann rode Fischer skis when he won the gold medal in the downhill at the Innsburg Winter Olympics, a feat that was a first for the company.
Planning a Halloween themed wedding reception that is both beautiful and whimsical is no small feat.
As anyone who has ever dealt with a raggedy towel bogged down with worn threads knows, this can be quite a feat.
Known throughout the world for his amazing feat of winning seven Tour de France races, Lance Armstrong was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971.
In fact, young Smith led his high school football team to their first ever State Championship while he was just a sophomore, and repeated the feat as a junior.
His role as Carrey's rival, anchorman Evan Baxter, provided as many scene-stealing moments as Carrey, which is no small feat.
With the divorce rate in the United States hovering at about 50 percent, being together for 10 years outside of Hollywood is no small feat.
It's not surprising in terms of the person being deserving of such awards, but that the feat hasn't been repeated again or outdone by the number of outstanding actors to have worked in movies in more modern times.
Keeping your toddler clothed isn't a small feat, particularly when he reaches those growth spurts that have him growing and changing from one month to the next.
Being able to please so many different markets is a design feat in and of itself.
The world-famous engineering feat allows cruisers to sail effortlessly from North to South America while experiencing incredible natural wonders.
Herbs that produce flowers such as oregano or chives accomplish the same feat, and some herbs such as calendula and lavender produce lovely flowers with multiple uses.
This feat would not be possible without strap locks.
Finding an eye care professional you feel comfortable with can be a feat sometimes.
Perhaps at one point choosing eyeglass nose pads was a relatively simple feat, but no longer.
Finding an eyeglass scratch remover is no easy feat.
This remarkable feat is accomplished through photochromic technology, and even better is the fact that these special lenses are compatible with a wide range of prescriptions, including bifocals and trifocal recommendations.
Through brutal challenges, harsh living conditions, and extreme tactics, the goal was to outwit, outplay, and outlast every other contestant on the island, a feat that Richard Hatch accomplished to become the first Survivor winner.
Its top speed is 78 miles per hour, an impressive feat for a wooden coaster.
Writing in to support, or calling, is the final feat for the frustrated gamer.
Recording audio from PC games and systems such as the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable is relatively simple, but getting good quality music from, say, the Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360 is quite a feat.
Whatever the case, locating and determining the owner of a cell phone number is no easy feat.
As such, being able to watch Netflix on the mobile phone was quite the revoluionary feat.
Changing your hair is no easy feat, but trying on virtual hair styles can help to make your decision much easier.
Bridesmaid hair accessories can help you accomplish this feat -- and because there are so many available styles to choose from, you are sure to find one that completes your look in a complimentary way.
She gave an interview about what was involved in getting her body not just bikini ready, but "magazine cover bikini ready" which, as anyone who glances at Sports Illustrated knows, is no small feat.
In a competitive market like swimwear, that's no easy feat to be sure.
Perhaps what's most impressive about this judge is her degree from Duke University; for sure,no easy feat and a possible sign of this song writer's determination.
Finding Mariska Hargitay in a bikini is no easy feat, but you can see why so many people want to!
To accomplish this feat, many swimsuit designers rely on a complex mix of technologically sound features, boning and contouring, and even specifically made panels, in order to design a suit with slimming effects.
It may seem an easy feat trying to find a practical tote for the beach, especially when kids are concerned.
While it's truly commendable that so much information is posted (for sure, no easy feat), perhaps it's a little bit too broad because many of the topics could have covered in more depth.
Making a Virgo seethe with passion is quite a feat!
While there are thousands of books on the topic of parenting, raising a child or children isn't a simple feat.
Creating special effects in movies is no easy feat, but advanced filmmakers know just what it takes to transform a ho-hum action film into a Hollywood blockbuster.
It's difficult to tell exactly what each of these "technologies" accomplishes in reference to player performance, but these options certainly tell the buyer that purchasing softball cleats is now a feat of research and heavy thought.
Making time for a workout every single day is certainly no easy feat.
Being nominated for an Emmy Award is no small feat, as anyone who works in such a competitive industry can attest.
Although the headline Guiding Light cancelled carries dramatic weight, it does not take away from the show's inestimable success for over 72 years, a feat no other television show can match.
Convincing an established tattoo artist to take you under wing is no easy feat.
This Breitling bad boy can survive in water up to 3000 meters, a feat that very few watches can pull off.
Citizen has been the world's largest watch company since 1986 -- no small feat in such a competitive industry.
This is certainly a technological feat as impressive as electricity and running indoor water.
Being green is a large feat for an industry as large as watch making.
In an industry that still rests on a foundation built more than 400 years ago, that's no small feat.
The two cars finished 15th and 16th overall, an impressive feat when you consider that Porsche took the top two spots in its class.
This is no feat to leave to someone who is afraid of heights or is uncomfortable carrying large pieces of metal up a ladder.
This is no small feat, seeing how the shoulder joint enjoys a very wide range of movement.
If getting up off the couch seems like a major feat, your physical fitness may well be compromised.
While the feat marked a milestone in aviation history, the true benefit was that the aerodynamics lab on the first floor was able to test and observe how the wings functioned during flight.
Purchasing lingerie is not an easy feat for many women -- especially if you are looking for a store or bra-fitting location to measure you to make sure your undergarment is comfortable.
Deciding on the style you like best will help you narrow your search (no small feat considering just how many styles there are to choose from!).
Finding the discount lingerie that truly works for your body shape, skin and overall comfort is no small feat.
Finding the perfect nylon nightgown for men can become quite a feat!
The Kaiser Chiefs released their debut single 'Oh My God' in 2004, permeating the charts at 66, an impressive feat for an unsigned band.
The album and accompanying single '2 Become 1' went straight into the charts at number 1 and remained there over the Christmas period, a rare feat to achieve.
Others, however, deemed the album a pioneering feat.
Given that this game was originally released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo, that was a rather major feat and it was the most of any game in the main series.
To answer that question, you first have to decide what is and what isn't modern rock - and that is no mean feat.
It seems incredible that an entire new home, completely ready to move in to, could be finished in a week, but the Extreme Makeover crew almost always accomplished this feat.
J.K. Rowling has achieved a feat of strength in the creation of this novel because as much as she has given to the book, this story of Harry Potter is only the handle of a very intricately crafted wand.
Taking both awards back-to-back is a feat that is so far unequaled.
Getting rid of pimple scars is no easy feat, but there's comfort in knowing that it is possible.
Meeting and communicating by proximity is an exciting new feat.
If the XHth Dynasty ended about 1790 B.C. and the XVIIIth Reisner (Early Dynastic Cemeteries, p. 126), from his work in the prehistoric cemeteries, believes that Egypt was too uncivilized at that early date to have performed this scientific feat.
The big male we watched was feeding on the stems of giant bamboos, an amazing feat.
With several grunts he was up and we were left with the proposition of emulating this apparently supernatural feat from our alpine mentor.
Re-creating the atmosphere of the 1940s is no mean feat for any company.
When people told my mom that earning her engineering degree was an insurmountable feat, she was even more determined to succeed.
Mikimoto is legendary for identically matching every pearl on any given strand, a feat not easily achieved when, by their very nature, every pearl is unique.
Finding a Foster and Bailey silver locket is quite a feat, and once you have one you'll want to take proper care of it.
Even one simple request can seem like an impossible feat, so the response becomes a hurried 'no!', and the person's anxiety level goes up.
You can accomplish this feat by either purchasing a suit in a shade of white or in a nude color, like that of blush or buff beige.
Winning a beauty contest, to be sure, is no small feat, but when you stop to consider that Ms. de la Cruz is the first Miss France of color, you begin to see just how special this designer really is.
Needless to say, this would be an impossible human feat.
It is rare for one kitchen appliance to revolutionize several tasks, but La Machine food processors accomplished the feat in the 1980s.
The wet and slippery grass of a soccer field can make running and sharp maneuvers quite a feat.
On the 23rd of February 1861 they commenced the return journey, having in effect accomplished the feat of crossing the Australian continent.
This brilliant feat of arms was the prelude to peace negotiations, which led to a lengthy exchange of diplomatic notes.
This feat pleased me highly, as his body was very heavy, and it took all my strength to drag him half a mile.
In winter-time it is considered a feat to skate hither from Rotterdam and elsewhere to buy such a pipe and return with it in one's mouth without its being broken.
His feat produced a diplomatic controversy with Portugal which was destined to have important political consequences.
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.
His capture of the Spanish frigate "El Gamo" (32) on the 6th of May 1801 was indeed a feat of unparalleled audacity.
In 1840 he performed a feat of extraordinary personal daring, travelling all the way along the barren sea-coast of the Great Australian Bight, from Spencer Gulf to King George Sound.
He was no doubt fully aware of having achieved no common feat, as he marked the work with his name and the date, and the years of his age.
For this feat he was made a baron, and in 1808 he was promoted general of division by Napoleon on the field of battle in front of Madrid.
At last, however, his temporary connexion with the college de Beauvais was ended by a feat of arms which proved him as stout a fighter with his sword as with his pen; and, since his victory was won over officers of the king's guard, it again became expedient for him to change his place of residence.
This act by tradition happened on the market-place, where in 1895, at the foot of an old tower (with rude frescoes commemorating the feat), there was set up a fine bronze statue (by Richard Kissling of Zurich) of Tell and his son.
Yet the feat pronounced impossible by mid-century scepticism was accomplished by contemporary scholarship, amidst the clamour of opposition and incredulity.
Altogether the queen was in her carriage for more than four hours, in itself an extraordinary physical feat for a woman of seventy-eight.
The recovery of the Italian army on Monte Grappa and the Piave, after the initial failures and the heart-breaking experiences of the long retreat, was a remarkable feat of courage and will.
Another feat of his was to apply a lining of silver to a shakudo box by shaping and hammering only, the fit being so perfect that the lining clung like paper to every part of the box.
Early in 1793 the "Juno" went to the Mediterranean under Lord Hood, and her captain distinguished himself by an audacious feat of coolness and seamanship in extricating his vessel from the harbour of Toulon, which he had entered in ignorance of Lord Hood's withdrawal.
This grand feat of arms was marked by many points of interest, such as the capture of the Dutch ships, which were frozen in the Helder, by the French hussars, and the splendid discipline of the ragged battalions in Amsterdam, who, with the richest city of the continent to sack, yet behaved with a self-restraint which few revolutionary and Napoleonic armies attained.
The victory of Meeanee, in which 3000 British troops defeated 20,000 Baluchis, is perhaps the most brilliant feat of arms in Indian history; but an honest excuse can scarcely be found for the annexation of the country.
Built in 1882, it had by the 12th of September 1891 performed the feat of running a million miles in 9 years 219 days, and it completed two million miles on the 5th of August 1902, having by that date run 5312 trips with express trains between London and Manchester.
The capture of Damietta was a considerable feat of arms, but nothing was done to clinch the advantage which had been won, and the whole of the year 1220 was spent by the crusaders in Damietta, partly in consolidating their immediate position, and partly in waiting for the arrival of Frederick II., who had promised to appear in 1221.
Many of KOuns sculptures appear unfinished to eyes trained in Occidental galleries, whereas the Japanese connoisseur detects evidence of a technical feat in their seeming roughness.
Olgierd's most memorable feat was his great victory over the Tatars at Siniya Vodui on the Bug in 1362, which practically broke up the great Kipchak horde and compelled the khan to migrate still farther south and establish his headquarters for the future in the Crimea.
In 1685-86 the Pacific coast was ravaged by Dampier and Swan, and in 1709 Woodes Rogers, with Dampier as pilot, captured the Manila treasure galleon, a feat repeated by Anson in 1743.
By retaining nearly all the continental conquests of France, and by recovering every one of those which the British had made at her expense beyond the seas, he achieved a feat which was far beyond the powers even of Louis XIV.
To accomplish such a feat it was necessary, of course, to expend large sums of money; and as the country could ill bear an increase of taxation, the whole financial system had to be improved and the natural resources of the country had to be developed.
The difficulty of casting heavy arch ribs led to the construction of cast iron arches of cast voussoirs, somewhat like the voussoirs of masonry chambers and air locks, a feat unprecedented in the annals of engineering.
A story is told that de Courci when imprisoned in the Tower volunteered to act as champion for King John in single combat against a knight representing Philip Augustus of France; that when he appeared in the lists his French opponent fled in panic; whereupon de Courci, to gratify the French king's desire to witness his prowess, "cleft a massive helmet in twain at a single blow," a feat for which he was rewarded by a grant of the privilege for himself and his heirs to remain covered in the presence of the king and all future sovereigns of England.
Five years later Cavelier de la Salle was making his toilsome way westward from Quebec to discover the true character of the great river and to perform the feat, perilous in view of the probable hostility of the natives, of descending it to the sea.
This feat so pleased the commanderin-chief that he empowered him to raise a regiment of 2000 irregular horse, which became known to fame as Hodson's Horse, and placed him at the head of the Intelligence Department.
The Souvenirs is a narrative of a remarkable feat of travel, and contains passages of so singular a character as in the absence of corroborative testimony to stir up a feeling of incredulity.
Promoted Ferik (lieutenant-general) for this feat, he continued to command Suleiman's rearguard with distinction.
The battle is chiefly notable for the steadi- donor, ness with which the allied right, covered by the Light Division in squares, changed position in presence of the French cavalry; and for the extraordinary feat of arms of Captain Norman Ramsay, R.H.A., in charging through the French cavalry with his guns.
This heroic feat, even more than the battle of Plassey, established the reputation of the British for valour throughout India.
The Greeks, advancing prematurely over broken ground and in no sort of order, were fallen upon in flank by d feat at Reshid's horsemen, and fled in panic terror.
In consequence of this feat, Mandi made Harun governor of the whole western part of the empire, including Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The greatest feat of Turenne was the rescue of one province in 1674-1675; Cromwell, in 1648 and again in 1651, had two-thirds of England and half of Scotland for his theatre of war.
At Dundee he extricated his army from the greatest peril, and actually called his men off from the sack that had begun - a feat beyond the power of any other general in Europe.
He repeated the feat at Tenedos in November of 1822, and was then considered to have disposed of nearly 4000 Turks in the two ventures.
Tell is called "the first Confederate," and his feat is treated as the real and only reason why the Confederation was formed and the tyrants driven out of the land.
Okamuia Yasutaro, commonly called Shozan, produces specimens which only a very acute connoisseur can distinguish from the work of Nomura Ninsei; Tanzan Rokuros half-tint enamels and soft creamy glazes would have stood high in any epoch; Taizan YOhei produces Awata faience not inferior to that of former days; Kagiya SObei worthily supports the reputation of the KinkOzan ware; Kawamoto Eijiro has made to the order of a well-known KiOto firm many specimens now figuring in foreign collections as old masterpieces; and ItO TOzan succeeds in decorating faience with seven colors sons couverte (black, green, blue, russetred, tea-brown, purple and peach), a feat never before accomplished.
He subsequently held commands in the East, and suppressed the revolted Aquitanians; for this latter feat he celebrated a triumph in 27.
At the conclusion of the ceremony they each throw upon the other some grains of rice, and the most expeditious in performing this feat is considered to have got the start of the other in the future control of the household, and receives the applause of the male or female part of the congregation as the case may be.
His greatest feat was the impassioned speech by which, on October 8th, he induced the burgesses to accede to the proposal of the magistracy of Copenhagen to offer Frederick III.
Tristan achieves this feat, but, overcome by the venom exhaled from the dragon's tongue, which he has cut out, falls in a swoon.
He was as successful in the arts of peace as he had been in those of war; and carried to completion, among other good works, an ambitious irrigation scheme - probably the greatest feat of engineering that had then been accomplished anywhere in the world.