Fell-back-on sentence example

fell-back-on
  • Some thinkers fell back on the "modalistic" solution which regards "Father" and "Son" as two aspects of the same subject; but a simpler and more popular method was the "adoptianist" or humanitarian.
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  • The church fell back on carnal weapons in her warfare and invoked the secular powers to uphold the ecclesiastical.
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  • That officer desired to concentrate his command on Gordonsville, but Jackson was before him at that place, and he fell back on Culpeper.
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  • The French fell back on Burgos.
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  • Frfendlies, and he fell back on Handub.
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  • They then fell back on Essex, and after suffering another defeat at Benfleet coalesced with Haesten's force at Shoebury.
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  • Melanchthon was led to lay more and more stress upon the law and moral ideas; but the basis of the relation of faith and good works was never clearly brought out by him, and he at length fell back on his original position, that we have justification and inheritance of bliss in and by Christ alone, and that good works are necessary by reason of immutable Divine command.
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  • Near the former wooden Putney Bridge, built in 1729 and replaced in 1886, the earl of Essex threw a bridge of boats across the river in 1642 in order to march his army in pursuit of Charles I., who thereupon fell back on Oxford.
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  • When the bishops refused to obey, Falk fell back on force.
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  • As Charles would not dismiss him simply because the Commons were dissatisfied with him as a minister, they fell back on charging him with criminal designs.
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  • In the last few years a reaction against it had arisen especially in the universities, and those who adopted an unpopular creed, and who at the same time showed tendencies to I more ceremonial form of worship, naturally fell back on the fupport of the crown.
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  • He treated the struggle as one simply for the establishment of free institutions; and when at last the crimes of the leaders became patent to the world, he contented himself with lamenting the unfortunate fact, and fell back on the argument that though England could not sympathize with the French tyrants, there was no reason why she should go to war with them.
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  • The bill, it was soon obvious, would be acceptable to no one; and the government again fell back on its original oronosal.
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  • The prophet of Islam was now, however, building up his power in Arabia, and although Heraclius paid no heed to the letter demanding his adhesion which he received from Medina (628), and the deputation of fifteen Rahawiyin who paid homage in 630 were not Edessenes but South Arabians, a few years later (636 ?) Heraclius's attempts, from Edessa as a centre, to effect an organized opposition to the victorious Arabs were defeated by Sa`d, and he fell back on Samosata.
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  • Silly, I should have used the lampposts, but fell back on that old standby, the lock ladder.
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  • After debates extending over many years, the assembly of 1889 fell back on the words of the act of parliament 1693, passed to enable the Episcopalian clergy to join the establishment, in which the candidate declared the Confession of Faith to be the confession of his faith, owned the doctrine therein contained to be the true doctrine and promised faithfully to adhere to it.
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  • Pierre turned away with repugnance, and closing his eyes quickly fell back on the carriage seat.
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  • When she should have been singing about ramparts so gallantly streaming, she fell back on the words to an early verse (sort of): "what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming."
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