No war was ever more grievous to freedom and civilization.
This was a grievous blow to William, but his courage did not fail.
His lengthy explanations are the more grievous because he insists on the same points in several of his books.
Between 374 and 377 we read of grievous complaints of injustice and extortion perpetrated under legal forms, the result probably of the recent panic, and pointing to an increasing weakness and timidity at headquarters.
On the 7th of May 1451 Waynflete, from "le peynted chambre" in his manor house at Southwark, asserting that his bishopric was canonically obtained and that he laboured under no disqualification, but feared some grievous attempt against himself and his see, appealed to the protection of the pope.
In 1276 the Pisans were compelled to agree to very grievous terms - to exempt Florentine merchandise from all harbour dues, to yield certain strongholds to Lucca, and to permit the return of Count Ugolino, whose houses they had burnt, and whose lands they had confiscated.
These great works, however, were not accomplished without grievous taxation.
Even Julien Gamier could discover that Erasmus "falls in his haste into grievous error in his Latin version of St Basil, though his Latinity is superior to that of the other translators" (Pref.
At the expiration of this period the gods gave him to wife Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, by whom he had a son Polydorus, and four daughters, Ino, Autonoe, Agave and Semele - a family which was overtaken by grievous misfortunes.
His consort, Elizabeth of Austria, "the mother of the Jagiellos," bore him six sons and seven daughters, and by her affection and good counsel materially relieved the constant anxieties and grievous burdens of his long and arduous reign.
The royal council and ministers showed grievous incapacity and cowardicethey made no attempt to raise an army, and opened negotiations with the rebels.
In his dealings with Frederick, Innocent experienced grievous vicissitudes and disappointments, but finally became master of the situation.
But what was to be done with the baptized Christian who fell into grievous sin?
His lectures were thinly attended, and he found them grievous interruptions to his historical work.
The people, he contended, were no worse off under the old monarchy than they will be in the long run under assemblies that are bound by the necessity of feeding one part of the community at the grievous charge of other parts, as necessitous as those who are so fed; that are obliged to flatter those who have their lives at their disposal by tolerating acts of doubtful influence on commerce and agriculture, and for the sake of precarious relief to sow the seeds of lasting want; that will be driven to be the instruments of the violence of others from a sense of their own weakness, and, by want of authority to assess equal and proportioned charges upon all, will be compelled to lay a strong hand upon the possessions of a part.
26 sqq.) does not belong to the age or the circle which remembered the grievous oppressions of the Philistines or felt contempt for these "uncircumcised" enemies of Israel 6.
The latter were the dominant party in the days of Frederick II., although very unpopular on account of the grievous taxes imposed by the empire.
The protector, hearing of his "grievous complaint," sent him a writ, and Lenthall was elated at believing he had secured a peerage.
To the prophets the religious position was lower in Judah than in Samaria, whose iniquities were less grievous (Jer.
His attendance was accordingly requested, and the invitation was willingly accepted as giving him a long-wished-for opportunity both of publicly vindicating himself from charges which he felt to be grievous, and of loyally making confession for Christ.
c. 12 recites that the hearing of appeals was an usurpation by the pope and a grievous abuse, and proceeds to take away the appeal in matrimonial, testamentary and tithe causes, and to hinder by forbidding citation and process from Rome, all original hearings also.
In all these rebellions the religious difficulty figured largely, though the increasing fiscal burdens were undoubtedly grievous and the peasants had their particular grievances besides.
In 1890 he tells us how a grievous error had been committed in one of the first steps, and pathetically adds, "My spirit in the work was broken, and I have never heartily proceeded with it since."
As a manager, though he committed some grievous blunders, he did good service to the theatre and signally advanced the popularity of Shakespeare's plays, of which not less than twenty-four were produced at Drury Lane under his management.
Three miles to the south of the city the river flows from east to west, spanned by the Pal-i-Malun, a bridge possessing grand proportions, but which was in 1885 in a state of grievous disrepair and practically useless.
At that period the Agapemonites counted their adherents at 600, and it was no doubt a grievous shock to them when their deathless founder died on the 8th of March 1899, four years after he had opened a branch church at Clapton, London, which is said to have cost f,20,000.
Under stress of these preoccupations, however, organic unity of structure went very much to the wall, and Telemaque is a grievous offender against its author's own canons of literary taste.
But when He hides His face, then trouble becomes more grievous.
In the last-named one personal touch is found when the king tells the archbishop how grievous it is to put to death persons of twelve winters for stealing.
Only one commissioner, however, denounced the bounties as the real cause of the utter breakdown of trade and of the grievous distress which all three had witnessed and fully acknowledged.
The reason for these mutinies was the attempt made by successive pashas to put a stop to the extortion called Tulbah, a forced payment exacted by the troops from the inhabitants of the country by the fiction of debts requiring to be discharged, which led to grievous ill-usage.
The lack of capable, trustworthy administrators in Sweden was grievous.
The emperor Tiberius, when afflicted with a grievous sickness, commanded the woman to bring the portrait to him, worshipped Christ before her eyes, and was cured.
Ranking during the early centuries of its existence as one of the greatest cities of Islam, Marrakesh has long been in a state of grievous decay, but it is rendered attractive by the exceptional beauty of its situation, the luxuriant groves and gardens by which it is encompassed and interspersed, and the magnificent outlook which it enjoys towards the mountains.
3), had entered into a reciprocal covenant with a people who, as Micah's writings would indicate, had suffered grievous oppression and misery.'
This reconstruction of its meaning seems to have been the peculiar revelation of the Lord to Paul, who viewed Christ's crucifixion and death as an atoning sacrifice, liberating by its grace mankind from bonds of sin which the law, far from snapping, only made more sensible and grievous.
The subsequent acquittals highlight the grievous miscarriages of justice.
The Emperor threatened that if such affront were repeated, he would strike coins with words respecting Mohammad grievous to his followers.
His sins were not grievous, and he did not bewail them.
Great is its seething, like a burning cinder, a grievous thing of an ashy color.
committed adultery of the most grievous sort.
droid leader General Grievous has assaulted Coruscant, home to the Jedi Council and the Senate, kidnapping Senator Palpatine.
grievous bodily harm for a ten year sentence.
grievous wolves will enter in not sparing the flock.
grievous sin against his top general Uriah.
grievous sickness it occurs to him: Alas!
grievous punishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us.
There is nothing so grievous that it cannot at last become a trophy of victory, and be taken up into eternal joy.
The subject of the letter received from him is very grievous, in respect of Lord [Norris's] danger.
But His commandments beloved are not grievous, are they?
I heard he'd been sent to prison for grievous bodily harm.
Thus was the once cheerful town of Dalton oppressed with a grievous pestilence, and many inhabitants were its victims.
The sovereign pontiff never claimed any power of absolving in grievous matters apart from these.
sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
transgression of the law to be more grievous than death itself.
To limit this freedom constitutes a grievous violation of a basic right.
Irksome as were his employments, grievous as was the waste of time, uncongenial as were his companions, solid benefits were to be set off against these things; his health became robust, his knowledge of the world was enlarged, he wore off some of his foreign idiom, got rid of much of his reserve; he adds - and perhaps in his estimate it was the benefit to be most prized of all - " the discipline and evolutions of a modern battalion gave me a clearer notion of the phalanx and the legion, and the captain of the Hampshire grenadiers (the reader may smile) has not been useless to the historian of the Roman empire."
During the Roman war they cheerfully underwent the most grievous tortures rather than break any of the principles of their faith.
(See further on this, Mahommedan Religion and Mahommedan Law.) In consequence, when al-Ma'mun and, after him, al-Mo`tasim and al-Wathiq tried to force upon the people the rationalistic Mo`tazilite doctrine that the Koran was created, Ibn IIanbal, the most prominent and popular theologian who stood for the old view, suffered with others grievous imprisonment and scourging.
Twelve bishops, headed by the primate Ussher, solemnly protested that " to tolerate popery is a grievous sin."
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
For we consider this pity of yours which insures our safety through transgression of the law to be more grievous than death itself.
The worst that a professed enemy can do is not so grievous as the treachery of a professed friend.
Here, one spouse has either injured or neglected the other in some grievous way or there is some severe behavioral issue.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is one of the most grievous offenders, often posing as an example of a fashion don't.
Upon realizing the grievous error, the twins were given the drug protamine sulfate.
Both ladies were arrested and charged with assault and Mr. Blonsky has been slapped with the much more serious charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
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