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hardly

hardly Sentence Examples

  • I can hardly wait for the fun to begin!

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  • He hardly knew how it tasted.

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  • I believe that I have hardly begun yet to know what is possible.

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  • Hardly had they spoken these words when the door opened and Arion himself stood before them.

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  • I could hardly believe it.

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  • It was hardly fair to shift that responsibility solely to him.

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  • There was hardly anyone in the streets.

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  • Lydia Larkin was bent over at the waist, hardly able to stand, clutching her mid-section.

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  • She hardly knows me.

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  • She hardly knows me.

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  • I can hardly wait to go to sleep!

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  • Glancing down at her sandaled feet, it occurred to her that she was hardly dressed for a walk in the woods.

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  • She's such a little beauty I can hardly wait for the sun to set.

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  • Sofia could hardly sit still.

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  • I am hardly prepared to decide that question, or even give an opinion regarding it.

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  • This girl's code, if it is in fact a code, is mostly one continuous line, with hardly any punctuation.

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  • "Not hardly," she said and turned away.

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  • Fine. I can hardly wait to get elected so I can get rid of those two winners you hired before you bailed out.

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  • I can hardly walk let alone lift a weapon.

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  • I can hardly wait patiently for the time to come when I shall see my dear English friends, and their beautiful island home.

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  • As for men, they will hardly fail one anywhere.

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  • Though I could hardly raise my arms above my aching side, I kept working.

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  • Considering the problems they presented, she could hardly blame him for that.

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  • They could hardly say she hadn't tried.

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  • "Not hardly," he finally said.

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  • "I guess so," Martha replied, her voice hardly above a whisper.

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  • I can hardly wait.

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  • I hardly recognized him.

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  • He could hardly be blamed if he chose to make her walk home.

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  • Nowadays they cart them off to some baby sitter they hardly know, just to get the kids out of their hair.

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  • Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.

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  • But although the Munchkin was hardly tall enough to come to Zeb's shoulder he was so strong and clever that he laid the boy three times on his back with apparent ease.

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  • Vice and disease, which cast such a sombre moral hue over the world, seemed to have hardly any existence for him.

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  • Look. The guy can hardly remember to blow his nose!

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  • Well guys, I hate to leave such good company, but I'm so tired that I can hardly keep my eyes open.

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  • She was hardly able to draw a deep breath through her tight chest.

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  • Dean reminded the voice on the other end of a three-way conversation that mother and girl hardly knew one another.

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  • There aren't any open side roads and hardly a plowed turnoff on this highway for twenty miles.

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  • It can hardly even be called coherent.

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  • If he intended her harm, he would hardly have fixed the door so it would lock from the inside.

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  • I haven't seen my boy in over a year and I hardly got a chance to say more than 'hi' before she scooted him downstairs.

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  • I feel terrible making him sleep in the lab room, but really, Quinn's equipment hardly makes a sound.

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  • He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.

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  • Instead of science proceeding at the slow speed of time, the only limit on its progress will be processor speed—and those two speeds hardly can be compared.

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  • But hardly had he done so before he felt the bed rocking backwards and forwards beneath him as if it were breathing heavily and jolting.

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  • "I can hardly wait to start our research on Aunt Annie!" she exclaimed as she sat at the table.

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  • Martha showed little interest and had said hardly a word.

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  • Light snow had begun to fall—tiny crystals hardly visible in the light of the lamp across the street.

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  • I can hardly wait for the new baby.

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  • She could hardly wait to get back to Texas.

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  • He was hardly halfway across the stony field when one of the horse's shoes flew off.

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  • Between that Westlake guy checking his stocks and his Internet auctions and now Joseph and his brother, I hardly get time to do my own business.

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  • Sheriff Fitzgerald hardly gave Dean enough time to exit his vehicle before tearing off up the street in the direction of the mountain road.

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  • He hardly knows the woman and you heard what Martha said; she still holds a grudge over what she perceived as Howie's carelessness that caused her daughter's kidnapping and death.

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  • I can hardly wait until you come home.

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  • He hardly crosses the river to our side before we recross to the other.

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  • The last one was hardly twenty.

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  • Baffled. He really hardly knew her but thinks he's supposed act like he's grieving.

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  • Dean hardly had time to detail their day's activities before Cynthia proudly showed him the transcribed text.

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  • You would hardly have known the young prince when the time came for him to appear before his grandfather.

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  • I should make too good a target for the French, besides I am afraid I should hardly be able to climb onto a horse.

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  • Not more than four hours ago he was so mad at her that he could hardly speak.

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  • She didn't want to jump into marriage with a man she hardly knew, but she didn't want to chance loosing him, either.

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  • My sense is they hardly know each other.

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  • "It's nothing," she said, hardly above a whisper.

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  • Fred, who could find a mystery in a grilled cheese sandwich, hardly stirred.

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  • Fitzgerald hardly waited for Dean to finish.

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  • He'd never set a number, but right now two hardly seemed enough.

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  • Fred, who could find a mystery in a grilled cheese sandwich, hardly stirred.

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  • They had never heard of Chilon, for his name was hardly known outside of his own country.

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  • She understood hardly anything that went on that evening.

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  • Of course, Mr. Cade hardly seemed the seductive type and she certainly wasn't going to encourage it.

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  • Not hardly, but thanks anyway.

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  • He was tired, he was vexed, he hardly knew what he said.

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  • The children were hungry and could hardly wait for their father to come.

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  • But these sounds were hardly heard in comparison with the noise of the firing outside the town and attracted little attention from the inhabitants.

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  • In a world without scarcity, or that has scarcity at such a trivial level it is hardly noticeable, all the conventional theories and dogmas lose their meaning.

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  • Hardly had Rostov handed him the letter and finished explaining Denisov's case, when hasty steps and the jingling of spurs were heard on the stairs, and the general, leaving him, went to the porch.

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  • In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.

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  • Its first period had passed: when the partisans themselves, amazed at their own boldness, feared every minute to be surrounded and captured by the French, and hid in the forests without unsaddling, hardly daring to dismount and always expecting to be pursued.

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  • "Tell us where you were," Betsy begged, hardly able to contain herself as she turned on her tape recorder.

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  • This displacement is in no way finished; in fact, it has hardly begun.

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  • I can hardly wait for June to come I am so eager to speak to her and to my precious little sister.

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  • I was very, very sad to part with all of my friends in Boston, but I was so eager to see my baby sister I could hardly wait for the train to take me home.

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  • It must be remembered that speech contributed in no way to her fundamental education, though without the ability to speak she could hardly have gone to higher schools and to college.

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  • Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter.

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  • Hardly had Prince Andrew gone when the study door opened quickly and the stern figure of the old man in the white dressing gown looked out.

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  • Hardly had he got rid of his hat before he ran into Prince Andrew's room with a preoccupied air and at once began talking.

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  • Hardly had they reached the bottom of the hill before their pace instinctively changed to a gallop, which grew faster and faster as they drew nearer to our uhlans and the French dragoons who galloped after them.

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  • She hardly ever left the house and of those who came to see them was glad to see only one person, Pierre.

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  • Your mother's milk has hardly dried on your lips and you want to go into the army!

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  • But the battle will hardly be there.

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  • Hardly anyone he knew was left in town.

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  • Pierre, hardly restraining his sobs, began running toward Dolokhov and was about to cross the space between the barriers, when Dolokhov cried:

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  • Suddenly her door opened softly and her old nurse, Praskovya Savishna, who hardly ever came to that room as the old prince had forbidden it, appeared on the threshold with a shawl round her head.

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  • In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.

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  • I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.

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  • See how that fellow has loaded himself up, he can hardly walk!

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  • There'll hardly be another such chance to fall on a transport as today.

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  • The Duke! and hardly had the sleek cavalry passed, before a carriage drawn by six gray horses rattled by.

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  • Kutuzov's words were hardly understood by the troops.

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  • Heave away, boys!... but despite their united efforts the wattle hardly moved, and in the silence that followed the heavy breathing of the men was audible.

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  • But he had hardly entered the room before he felt her presence with his whole being by the loss of his sense of freedom.

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  • "Oh, Nicholas, how can you talk like that?" cried Sonya, hardly able to conceal her delight.

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  • "I can hardly wait," Jennifer answered.

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  • We hardly understand the process, which itself seems unbelievable.

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  • I found surprises, not in the stocking only, but on the table, on all the chairs, at the door, on the very window-sill; indeed, I could hardly walk without stumbling on a bit of Christmas wrapped up in tissue paper.

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  • So Mildred stayed with me in Cambridge, and for six happy months we were hardly ever apart.

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  • We are all discoverers in one sense, being born quite ignorant of all things; but I hardly think that is what she meant.

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  • But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.

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  • An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest.

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  • Hardly a man takes a half-hour's nap after dinner, but when he wakes he holds up his head and asks, "What's the news?" as if the rest of mankind had stood his sentinels.

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  • I watch the passage of the morning cars with the same feeling that I do the rising of the sun, which is hardly more regular.

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  • I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.

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  • This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.

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  • My dwelling was small, and I could hardly entertain an echo in it; but it seemed larger for being a single apartment and remote from neighbors.

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  • It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.

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  • Hardly had Boris gone than Sonya, flushed, in tears, and muttering angrily, came in at the other door.

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  • She turned away and gave her hand to the count, who could hardly keep from laughing.

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  • But now steps were heard at the door, steps so rapid that they could hardly be his mother's.

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  • I hardly know myself again.

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  • She knew this for certain, though she hardly heard his voice through the closed doors.

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  • Before leaving, Napoleon showed favor to the emperor, kings, and princes who had deserved it, reprimanded the kings and princes with whom he was dissatisfied, presented pearls and diamonds of his own--that is, which he had taken from other kings--to the Empress of Austria, and having, as his historian tells us, tenderly embraced the Empress Marie Louise--who regarded him as her husband, though he had left another wife in Paris--left her grieved by the parting which she seemed hardly able to bear.

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  • Hardly had Balashev begun to speak before a look of amazement appeared on the Emperor's face.

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  • They had hardly ridden up a hill, past a tavern, before they saw a group of horsemen coming toward them.

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  • Ours? said many voices, and the men were in such haste to clear out that the prince could hardly stop them.

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  • The old valet Tikhon, with sunken, emaciated face that bore the stamp of inconsolable grief, replied: "Yes, Princess" to all Princess Mary's questions and hardly refrained from sobbing as he looked at her.

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  • Another prodded his horse with the butt end of a musket, and Pierre, bending over his saddlebow and hardly able to control his shying horse, galloped ahead of the soldiers where there was a free space.

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  • I can hardly wait to take a bath.

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  • Hardly had Prince Andrew started than he stopped him.

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  • Hardly had the Horse Guards passed Rostov before he heard them shout, "Hurrah!" and looking back saw that their foremost ranks were mixed up with some foreign cavalry with red epaulets, probably French.

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  • Hardly had he passed an angle of the wood before a stout gentleman in a beaver cap came riding toward him on a handsome raven-black horse, accompanied by two hunt servants.

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  • The commander-in-chief was putting up there, but just when Pierre arrived he was not in and hardly any of the staff were there--they had gone to the church service.

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  • As it worked out, I hardly had time.

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  • Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.

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  • I can hardly wait to see the look on Claire Quincy's face when I tell her saintly Aunty Annie was turning tricks!

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  • "Might I speak to you, Mrs. Dean?" she said, hardly glancing at the menfolk as she tried to catch her breath.

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  • I hardly minded the cold and lonely walk back after evening prayers demanded my love's return.

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  • You'll hardly know I'm staying here.

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  • Illness plagues me each morning, causing me difficulty in accomplishing my chores, as simple as they may be, though failing Mrs. Cummings hardly seems to notice.

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  • She could hardly keep from sticking a butcher knife in his belly the other night in the kitchen!

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  • Dean had hardly begun clearing the walk of the deep snow before Jake Weller drove up.

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  • While the air remained chilly, especially in the shaded patches, it was so clear and unseasonably warm Dean hardly noticed.

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  • It's pushing three weeks now and I hardly ever get the shakes anymore.

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  • The power ended up to be hardly worth the aggravation.

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  • I hardly think that after all this time my fangs have suddenly developed a conscience.

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  • Jackson lay back with his hands behind his head, replaying the night, still hardly believing it was real.

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  • I still can hardly believe any of this is real.

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  • Jackson stood, hardly believing his eyes.

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  • Maybe that was what he planned to do, but the way he looked at her was hardly brotherly.

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  • Hardly.  She's not capable of acting anyone's interest but her own.  And, if I don't try to get you out of here, she'll still take you and your baby's souls.

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  • He felt an urge to stay and offer some modicum of comfort to this woman he hardly knew.

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  • The life insurance World Wide provided its employees was equal to one year's pay, hardly enough to leave a rich widow.

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  • Dean could hardly keep his eyes open as he rose to go to bed.

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  • He said, hardly looking up.

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  • She's hardly a widow.

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  • Dean asked, hardly listening.

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  • "Not hardly," said Dean, reaching for his coffee.

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  • Dean presented the facts unemotionally but as soon as he mentioned Scranton, the old man caught the coincidence and could hardly contain himself.

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  • He's hardly ever there anyway.

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  • Dean ordered a cup and showed her his credentials, but she hardly glanced at them.

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  • Fred could hardly contain his excite­ment.

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  • I made it out to Gruber's place with no problem, hardly.

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  • Dean spoke so softly she hardly heard.

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  • He could hardly wait for tomor­row's challenge.

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  • He was hardly underway before he geared down for the long climb and gradually fell into a rhythm of sorts, muscle-pulling pain and gasps of breath as he inched his way up the first long incline.

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  • I've got a couple of million I've hardly touched.

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  • Our first little foal – I can hardly wait.

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  • That hardly seemed fair.

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  • "I can hardly wait for a couple weeks of good meals," he said as they sat down to sandwiches.

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  • Sometimes I think you can hardly wait for me to get out of your hair.

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  • She could hardly wait to hitch it up and take a ride.

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  • Maybe he wasn't disappointed in her, but he could hardly be proud of her either.

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  • He would hardly be smiling if she had cancer or something like that.

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  • Looking back, she could hardly blame him for being suspicious.

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  • He had once told her that any time she didn't want to cook, they could go out to eat, but this hardly seemed the time.

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  • You'd hardly recognize him.

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  • He'd been scarred so badly, he was hardly recognizable as a person.

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  • If she felt more comfortable with him at the helm, he could hardly be accused of controlling her.

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  • She could hardly blame him.

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  • Alex said not to worry about it, but that hardly seemed like a good business attitude.

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  • I could hardly blame you.

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  • "I can hardly wait until they ban those filthy things," she snapped.

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  • She could hardly point a finger at him for being an opportunist.

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  • Of course, Clara would hardly miss the fact that her skin was lighter where Denton's ring had been.

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  • But no - if his intentions were ill willed, he would hardly have expressed his interest to an obvious town gossip.

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  • He was dressed in a spotless white pocket T-shirt and white sneakers - hardly clothes for a farm hand.

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  • We hardly even know each other.

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  • Sure, only three weeks of her vacation remained, and it would be fun to have someone to enjoy them with, but she was hardly looking for a serious relationship.

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  • The laundry was one place she hadn't been yet and her wardrobe had dwindled down to a few clean items - none of them appropriate for a ride around the countryside with a man she hardly knew.

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  • It wasn't Clara's problem and she could hardly leave it to her to handle.

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  • Her right hand hardly worked.

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  • I can hardly handle the two I have.

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  • The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.

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  • Verres may not have been quite so black as he is painted by Cicero, on whose speeches we depend entirely for our knowledge of him, but there can hardly be a doubt that he stood pre-eminent among the worst specimens of Roman provincial governors.

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  • The Thysanoptera are probably world-wide in their range, but they have hardly been studied outside Europe and North America.

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  • The height of the walls in the various observatories, the height of the collectors, and the distance they project from the wall vary largely, and sometimes electrometer, and they sometimes leave hardly a trace on the photographic paper.

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  • On stormy days, as already mentioned, the irregular changes hardly admit of satisfactory treatment.

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  • Again, Kew is surrounded by a large park, not devoid of trees, and hardly the place where Exner's theory would suggest a large value for C2, and yet the summer value of c 2 at Kew is the largest in Table V.

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  • It is totally different in appearance from the pasture mushroom, and, like it, its characters are so distinct that there is hardly a possibility of making a mistake when its peculiarities are once comprehended.

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  • Modern equity, it need hardly be said, does not profess to soften the rigour of the law, or to correct the errors into which it falls by reason of its generality.

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  • There is hardly a page of Ovid which does not show obligations to his poems, while other writers made a more sparing use of his stories.

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  • Snow hardly ever falls near the coast, but is abundant in the higher parts of the island, though none remains throughout the summer.

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  • Public security is considerably improved, and regular brigandage (as distinct from casual robbery) hardly exists.

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  • The vendetta, too, is now hardly ever heard of.

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  • The first important recorded act of Pericles falls in 463, when he helped to prosecute Cimon on a charge of bribery, after the latter's Thasian campaign; but as the accusation could hardly have been meant seriously Pericles was perhaps put forward only as a lay-figure.

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  • After 445 Athens was hardly in a position to summon such a congress, and would not have sent to envoys out of 20 to northern and central Greece, where she had just lost all her influence; nor is it likely that the building of the Parthenon (begun not later than 447) was entered on before the congress.

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  • Pericles now seemed to have made up his mind that war with Sparta, the head of that ' The date can hardly be fixed; probably it was after 440.

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  • But he could hardly be said seriously to have oppressed the subject cities, and technically all the League money was spent on League business, for Athena, to whom the chief monuments in Athens were reared, was the patron goddess of the League.

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  • So complete is the watershed that no streams pass through these ranges, and there is hardly any communication in this direction between the interior of Asia Minor and the coast.

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  • If the Puritans regarded bowls with no friendly eye, as Lord Macaulay asserts, one can hardly wonder at it.

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  • But guilt of that sort would hardly be consistent with his character as it appears in those early days.

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  • He had hardly restored Macedonian prestige in this quarter when he heard that Greece was aflame.

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  • The native folklore and poetry of the Albanians can hardly compare with that of the neighbouring nations in originality and beauty.

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  • As her health failed she hardly ever left the convent of the Carmelites in which she had been educated.

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  • But it is hardly fair to contrast his practical counsel with the more ethical and spiritual teaching of the earlier Hebrew prophets.

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  • Hardly a noble house of Spain or Italy was not represented in the fleet, and the princes headed the boarders.

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  • As an editor of the Greek classics, Ernesti hardly deserves to be named beside his Dutch contemporaries, Tiberius Hemsterhuis (1685-1766), L.

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  • Other writers again have placed the Acra on the eastern side of the hill upon which the church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands, but as this point was probably quite outside the city at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, and is at too great a distance from the Temple, it can hardly be accepted.

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  • The Southern Ocean system of the Victorian Dividing Range hardly attains to the dignity of high mountains.

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  • But this gives no correct idea of the true character of the Darling, for it can hardly be said to drain its own watershed.

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  • In seasons of drought they are hardly more than swamps and mud flats, which for a time may become a grassy plain, or desolate coast encrusted with salt.

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  • Hardly of less scientific interest is the Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus).

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  • Hardly a leaf is visible to the height of one's head; but above, a crown of thick leather-like leaves shuts out the sunlight.

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  • It is seen as a clump of wire-like leaves, a few feet in diameter, surrounding a stem, hardly thicker than a walking-stick, rising to a height of Jo or 12 ft.

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  • The water was rising so rapidly in the hold that with four pumps constantly going the crew could hardly keep it in check.

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  • Lowe was a rather cut-anddry economist, who prided himself that during his four years of office he took twelve millions off taxation; but later opinion has hardly accepted his removal of the shilling registration duty on corn (1869) as good statesmanship, and his failures are remembered rather than his successes.

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  • Until his fiery energy made itself felt, hardly any army on either side actually suffered rout; but at Marston Moor and Naseby the troops of the defeated party were completely dissolved, while at Worcester the royalist army was annihilated.

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  • On the other hand it is hardly likely that all his comedies (which greatly exceeded in number the extant twenty) were produced during the last twenty years of his life.

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  • The city was burnt, we are told, with the exception of the temples of Vulcan and Juno - the massive Etruscan terrace-walls, naturally, can hardly have suffered at all - and the town, with the territory for a mile round, was allowed to be occupied by whoever chose.

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  • It is hardly mentioned except by the geographers until the middle of the 6th century, when it was captured by Totila after a long siege.

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  • "It is hardly necessary to add," he remarks, "that anything which any insulated body or system of bodies can continue to furnish without limitation cannot possibly be a material substance; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner that heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be motion."

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  • There is hardly one of Wagner's orchestral innovations which is not inseparably connected with his adaptation of music to the re q uirements of drama; and modern conductors, in treating Wagner's orchestration, as the normal standard by which all previous and contemporary music must be judged, are doing their best to found a tradition which in another fifty years will be exploded as thoroughly as the tradition of symphonic additional accompaniments is now exploded in the performances of Bach and Handel.

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  • The Code does not say what would be the penalty of murder, but death is so often awarded where death is caused that we can hardly doubt that the murderer was put to death.

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  • This might possibly be true to a small extent; but, considering the small capacity of the circuits he used and the nature of his receiving instrument, it is hardly probable that duration of contact sensibly influenced the result.

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  • The cura tori or curatoli (factors) receive 40 a year, with a slight interest in the profits; the stockmen hardly earn in money and kind 13; the muleteers and underworkmen get between 5 to 8, plus firewood, bread and oil; irregular workmen have even lower wages, with a daily distribution of bread, salt and oil.

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  • The scuole normali or training schools (117 in number, of which 75 were government institutions) for teachers had 1329 male students in I 9011902, showing hardly any increase, while the female students increased from 8oo~ in 1882-1883 to 22,316 in 1895-1896, but decreased to 19,044 ifl 1901-1902, owing to the admission of women to telegraph and telephone work.

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  • They receive a small and hardly sufficient, allowance for food of 50 centesimi a day, which they are at liberty to supplement by work if they can find it or care to do it.

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  • e The external taxation is not only strongly protectionist, but i applied to goods which cannot be made in Italy; hardly anything comes in duty free, even such articles as second-hand furniture paying duty, unless within six months of the date at which the importer has declared domicile in Italy.

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  • The demands for reimbursement at par represented a sum of only 187,588 and the market value of the stock was hardly affected; while the saving to the Treasury was to be 800,000 per annum for the first five years and about double the amount afterwards.

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  • Can Grande della Scalas death in the next year inflicted on, the Lombard Ghibellines a loss hardly inferior to that of Castruccios on their Tuscan allies.

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  • Formed for mercenary warfare, they proved a perilous instrument in the hands of those who used them, and were hardly less injurious to their friends than to their foes.

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  • Here he would willingly have stopped, but he soon realized that he had hardly begun.

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  • Even the coup detat of the 16th of May 1877 (when Macmahon dismissed the Jules Simon cabinet for opposing the Clerical petition) hardly availed to change the attitude of Depretis.

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  • Hardly had he assumed office when the unexpected death of Victor Emmanuel II.

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  • Notwithstanding this prospective loss of revenue, parliament showed great reluctance to vote any new impost, although hardly a year previously it had sanctioned (3oth June 1879) Depretiss scheme for spending during the next eighteen years 43,200,000 in building 5000 kilometres of railway, an expenditure not wholly justified by the importance of the lines, and useful principally as a source of electoral sops for the constituents of ministerial deputies.

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  • In the spring of 1908 there were agrarian strikes at Parma; the labor contracts had pressed hardly on the peasantry, who had cause for complaint; but while some improvement had been effected in the new contracts, certain unscrupulous demagogues, of whom Alceste De Ambris, representing the syndacalist wing of the Socialist party, was the chief, organized a widespread agitation.

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  • The ministerial majority was over three hundred, and although the Extreme Left was somewhat increased in numbers it was weakened in tone, and many of the newly elected reds were hardly more than pale pink.

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  • The two governments frequently discussed the situation, but although they had agreed to a selfdenying ordinance whereby each bound itself not to occupy any part of Albanian territory, Austrias declarations and promises were hardly borne out by the activity of her agents in the Balkans.

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  • He set practically no limits to the ecclesiastical authority of kings; they were as fully the representatives of the church as the state, and Cranmer hardly distinguished between the two.

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