The Surreal Life - A show where has-been celebrities live together in one house for two weeks completing challenges and achieving one ultimate goal together.
Just after the world thought that pop princess Britney Spears had fizzled into a has-been, she showed up on the list at Wondrous.com that states her 2010 earnings to have been $64 million.
Nighy starred as Bill Mack, the has-been pop star in the romantic comedy Love Actually.
I'm a bitch and a middle-aged has-been.
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
My, aren't you the night owl tonight - the boy who has been dancing with me half the night.
More like Dulce has been talking to me.
Do you think everything they have done has been with the single ambition of getting third-party information out of you?
I think that possibility has been eliminated.
This has been hard for you, as well.
Nothing has been the same.
Nothing has been going on that you wouldn't be welcome to watch.
The trouble is, my ranch has been a safe haven and even headquarters for the wolf population around here.
Russie has been keeping secrets from you.
The house has been unbearably lonely without you.
New, disease resistant trees are bringing back the splendor of what has been called one of the prettiest towns in New England.
This Volt-Wheel has been around a half dozen years.
There was no way I was going to brief Howie on all that had happened, how his living room is covered in blood and his house has been ransacked; not in his present state of mind.
While she mourned Howie's passing she is a survivor and always has been.
Most everyone has been evac'd by the state.
Charles here has been offered up by Jonny in exchange for your help for a thirty-day ceasefire.
"This has been a long time coming, Watcher, but don't come back," Damian said.
No other woman has been able to resist me.
Our European front has been growing progressively weaker the past hundred years.
Darkyn has been spinning out of control for many years.
He has been very assertive and direct.
Hell has a library, and the librarian has been teaching me about the deities through these little video tutorial things.
All the good stuff here has been dug out already.
"The whole day has been a disaster," Dean said as he settled into an easy chair in his bedroom, a shopping bag in his lap.
According to Martha, no one has been near that mine in years.
That young man has been in the water fight for years.
It's true Mr. Dean has been under fire—it's fortunate we're standing here today—not sitting.
I don't know, but his gun has been fired since it was last cleaned.
Someone has been on the porch.
Someone has been visiting Alex at the hospital almost every day.
Daddy has been sick.
My goal has been to enjoy what I have left then …die.
This week has been hell.
"Officer, this has been just a horrible morning," she started.
If it's hereditary, then the mutation has been hidden from us for, like, maybe even hundreds of thousands of years.
Iliana has been a favorite among them.
"Enough. Every meeting we.ve had has been a failure and we.ve not had one since Andre became dead-dead," Kris demanded.
We think he might be an Ancient, but he.s so weak and his face has been so damaged, we can.t tell.
Everything that.s gone wrong has been because of you! he returned.
His father may have betrayed mine, but he has been loyal for all these years we've been exiled.
His family has been very understanding.
Ne'Rin has been talking to his father, A'Ran.
There has been only war as long as I can remember.
When she found none, she returned to the living room, where the rest of the boxes has been deposited, and searched them.
The heat has been lowered now that the men have left and it is oh so cold as I lay huddled here beneath my thin blankets.
"Someone has been in my room," Edith said, sounding more perplexed than upset.
Her son has been called from Denver and is to arrive tomorrow on the afternoon train.
My dearest Joshua has been absent for near a week now, bound to the duties of his calling, and those of his wife who is much involved in the charities of our city.
We have been through more together than you could possibly imagine, and through it all Sarah has been my rock, and I hers.
Sarah broke in, "Elisabeth has been telling us about your visit to New Orleans, as well."
Elisabeth has been under pressure from the pack long before meeting you.
Tonight has been an education for me.
Although she has been somewhat elusive, she will now serve my purpose twofold.
Didn't you say your sister has been asking you to visit?
This has been a typical day for me - with the exception of a nice evening out.
The correct channel has been programmed into it.
The government has been divided since the war, but it didn't seem possible that this could happen.
"He has been very erratic lately," she agreed.
One of our chefs has been working to make some since the message came in.
The guest bedroom has been ready for visitors since my daughter died ten years ago.
I cannot. My Sight has been stunted, no doubt as punishment for my tampering in Fate's court.
If you loved her enough to destroy the world for her, then you know the pain Kris has been through twice. Hell cannot hold a candle to that kind of pain.
"Gabe has been your guardian angel," she added.
Mr. O'Connor has been the perfect host.
Mr. Mayer has been very kind.
Everybody would like to see Alfred Nota locked up but nobody has been able to make anything stick.
Randy has been so good about it—so encouraging, but even so—I feel like it's a sin to smile, or laugh.
I just don't want her hurt any more than she has been.
I haven't noticed, but Brutus has been here a lot, so I guess the goats have been too.
Do you think this has been easy for me?
This rumor has been around for some time, hasn't it?
It has been awhile since you have been you.
It's forbidden to do so, has been since the Schism, the Other said.
This much has been clear for months, since the Oracle made her appearance.
The Warlord has been captured!
Most of the army has been in the south and are beyond our ability to recall in time.
It looks like Jonathan has been here ahead of me.
Not necessarily and Ed never has been until recently.
Katie has been helping me crawl out of yesteryear and Alex is trying to make me less dependent.
He has been a drag lately, has he not?
My phone has been off.
This courtship has been going on too long and you're getting bored.
Denton has been asking where you are.
Your father has been worried because you haven't called in a week.
Your vengeance has been achieved, and my world saved.
"Then unless one of us has been within three feet of her …" Gerry frowned.
I can't read your mind, and you're the only woman who has been in my bedroom who I haven't fucked.
I think Gerry has been filing her reports.
I think he hacked into Ingrid's computer and has been waiting for his chance.
The atomic weight of the element has been determined by analysis.
cypriotes; but since their molar teeth are essentially miniatures of those of the African elephant, it has been suggested by later observers that these animals are nothing more than dwarf races of the latter.
It has been noticed at Woburn Abbey that the antlers are shed and replaced twice a year.
The above gives some idea of the evidence that has been accumulated in favour of the laws of chemical combination, laws which can be deduced from the atomic theory.
The atomic theory has been of priceless value to chemists, but it has more than once happened in the history of science that a hypothesis, after having been useful in the discovery Present and the co-ordination of knowledge, has been aban- position doned and replaced by one more in harmony with later of the discoveries.
The name, it has been suggested, is identical with Libyan or Libi.
Vico has been generally described as a solitary soul, out of harmony with the spirit of his time and often directly opposed to it.
By his exposition of the political history of the kingdom, based on a study of its laws and institutions and of the legal conflicts between the state and the court of Rome, Pietro Giannone was the initiator of what has been since known as civil history.
On these grounds it has been sought to establish a close relation between Vico and Grotius.
It has been justly observed by many that this continuous cyclical movement entirely excludes the progress of humanity towards a better future.
It has been replied that these cycles are similar without being identical, and that, if one might differ from another, the idea of progress was not necessarily excluded by the law of cycles.
The suggestion has been made by Allmann and recently upheld by Schepotieff that Rhabdopleura is related to some of the Graptolites.
It would have been well if Kossuth had had something more of Gdrgei's calculated ruthlessness, for, as has been truly said, the revolutionary power he had seized could only be held by revolutionary means; but he was by nature soft-hearted and always merciful; though often audacious, he lacked decision in dealing with men.
His deposition has been ascribed to a formal act of the Witan, but this seems an antedating of constitutional methods and the circumstances point to a palace revolution.
The struggle between them has been represented as one of a patriotic archbishop resisting the encroachments of the papacy on the Church of England.
Both still exist, but the school has been deprived of its house, and the Fitzwilliam family, who now own the lands, still continue to pay only £10 a year.
It has been synthesized by E.
Duclaux stated that the yeast question as regards low fermentation has been solved by Hansen's investigations.
Astorga has been the see of a bishop since the 3rd century, and was formerly known as the City of Priests, from the number of ecclesiastics resident within its walls.
The steepest slope observed occurs off the island of Sapienza, near Navarino, where 1720 fathoms has been obtained only 10 miles from land.
In Russia her influence has been greater.
On the other hand, that the direction of complete polarization should be independent of the refracting power of the matter composing the cloud has been considered mysterious.
The mode of succession of the teeth in the mastodons exhibits so many stages of the process by which the dentition of elephants has been derived from that of more ordinary mammals.
From 1832 to 1885 Kendal sent one member to parliament, but since the last date its representation has been merged in that of the southern division of the county.
The nature of these structures has been much disputed.
It is a centre of the paper-making industry, with which the town has been connected since the 14th century.
By early writers the word was generally given as an equivalent of the Linnaean Loxia, but that genus has been found to include many forms not now placed in the same family.
The cognate industry of bleaching has been carried on since early in the 18th century, and large ironworks grew up in the latter half of the 19th century.
Whilst no small amount of observational work has been done in these new branches of atmospheric electricity, the science has still not developed to a considerable extent beyond preliminary stages.
This method in one shape or another has been often employed.
Of liquid collectors the representative is Lord Kelvin's water-dropping electrograph; while Benndorf's is the form of radium collector that has been most used.
The third line gives the range of the regular diurnal inequality, the next four lines the amplitudes of the first four Fourier waves into which the regular diurnal inequality has been analysed.
It has been found by C. T.
At several stations enjoying a wide prospect the dissipation has been observed to be specially high on days of great visibility when distant mountains can be recognized.
This latter sense has been adapted and extended by modern historians concerned with the frontiers of the Roman Empire.
Douglas's literary work, now his chief claim to be remembered, belongs, as has been stated, to the period 1501-1513, when he was provost of St Giles.
From certain indications in the latter and the evidence of some odd leaves discovered by David Laing, it has been concluded that there was an earlier Edinburgh edition, which has been ascribed to Thomas Davidson, printer, and dated c. 1540.
A small variety of the common mushroom found in pastures has been named A.
A variety still more marked, with a darker brown cap and the flesh changing to a deeper rose, and sometimes blood-red, has been described as A.
An unusually scaly form of this has been described as A.
A species, described by Berkeley and Broome as distinct from both the pasture mushroom and horse mushroom, has been published under the name of A.
An allied fungus peculiar to woods, with a less fleshy cap than the true mushroom, with hollow stem, and strong odour, has been described as a close ally of the pasture mushroom under the name of A.
These two fungi usually grow in woods, but sometimes in hedges and in shady places in meadows, or even, as has been said, as invaders on mushroom-beds.
When the weather is temperate, mushrooms will appear in about a month after the bed has been made, but at other times a much longer period may elapse.
Joplin is the trade centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing district, but its growth has been chiefly due to its situation in one of the must productive zinc and lead regions in the country, for which it is the commercial centre.
The plateau portion of West Virginia is largely covered by hardwood forests, but along the Ohio river and its principal tributaries the valuable timber has been removed and considerable areas have been wholly cleared for farming and pasture lands.
Much of the natural gas is piped out of the state into Ohio (even into the northern parts), Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Maryland; within the state gas has been utilized as a fuel in carbon black and glass factories.
Railway development in West Virginia has been due largely to the exploitation of the coal and lumber resources of the state.
The Monongahela has been improved by locks and dams to Fairmont.
Each of the magisterial districts (of which, as has been said, there must be at least three and not more than ten in each county) elects one or two magistrates and constables, and a board of education of three members.
The Supreme Court in 1871 decided in favour of West Virginia, and there has been no further question.
It has been alleged that he was a Wykehamist, a scholar at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.
Since 1731 it has been composed of the two towns of Clermont and Montferrand, now connected by a fine avenue of walnut trees and willows, 2 m.
It is thus different from legal fiction, by which a new rule is introduced surreptitiously, and under the pretence that no change has been made in the law, and from statutory legislation, in which the obligatory force of the rule is not supposed to depend upon its intrinsic fitness.
We shall suppose they did it upon great consideration and weighing of the matter, and it would be very strange and very ill if we should disturb and set aside what has been the course for a long series of times and ages."
10, a poem addressed to Augustus, thus making five books, and this arrangement has been accepted by several editors.
2, 87 seq., Horace has been thought to make a direct attack on Propertius.
The Ansichten vom Rhein, &c., has been frequently reprinted (best edition by A.
At La Carlota the Spanish government established a station for the study of the culture of sugar-cane; by the American government this has been converted into a general agricultural experiment station, known as "Government Farm."
Lava streams and other signs of volcanic action abound, but there has been no igneous activity since the Spaniards took possession.
An interval of three years without rain has been known.
The work of fortifying the place has been carried on by the British government, which possesses here a naval hospital, military prison and other necessary institutions.
Since the British occupation Valletta has been a naval and military station of the first importance.
" Rood stairs " remain in many English churches where the rood loft has been destroyed.
The period of Vansittart's government has been truly described as "the most revolting page of our Indian history."
On the one hand the retributive principle itself has been very largely superseded by the protective and the reformative; on the other punishments involving bodily pain have become objectionable to the general sense of society.
By arrangement with the Chinese government a branch of the Imperial maritime customs has been established there for the collection of duties upon goods coming from or going to the interior, in accordance with the general treaty tariff.
Biagio has been built, is uncertain.'
A village of the Byzantine period has been explored at Balatizzo, immediately to the south of the modern town (Notizie degli Scavi, 1900, 511-520).
It will be sufficient to describe those forms with which the most important work has been done, or which have survived the tests of time and experience.
With the Cape micrometer a systematic difference has been found in the coincidence point for head above and head below amounting to o"-14.
The problem has been how to accomplish this work with the minimum of labour consistent with the desired accuracy.
Thus a latent image of the " reseau-lines " will be formed on the sensitive plate, and, when the latter has been exposed to the sky in the telescope, we obtain, on development, a negative of the images both of the stars and of the reseau-lines.
The apparatus has been used with complete success at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and at Melbourne, Sydney and Cordoba.
Still more recently the method has been largely employed at the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere.
For accurate measurement of the displacements of lines of stellar spectra which are produced by the relative motion of star and observer in the line of sight, a very beautiful instrument has been devised by Dr J.
Bavaria has been ruled by the Wittelsbachs.
In the aeneolithic necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, near Alghero, of 63 skulls, 53 belong to the" Mediterranean " dolico-mesocephalic type and i o to a Eurasian brachycephalic type of Asiatic origin, which has been found in prehistoric tombs of other parts of Europe.
Where rational cultivation has been introduced, it has almost always been by non-Sardinian capitalists.
Though much land previously devoted to grain culture has been planted with vines, the area under wheat, barley, beans and maize is still considerable.
An agricultural loan and credit company has been formed on the ruins of the former institutions, but hitherto no charter has been granted it.
of Iglesias, but has been covered up again (F.
An able paper written by him to the king in support of these principles, on the ground especially of their advantage to trade, has been preserved.
Dryden, while compelled to honour him as an upright judge, overwhelmed his memory with scathing, if venal, satire; and Dryden's satire has been accepted as truth by later historians.
He has been designated the "Restorer of Protestantism in France," and was the organizer of the "Church of the Desert."
The building has been restored in modern times to serve as a court of justice and a prison.
Such a view of existence has been common throughout the history of thought, and especially among physical scientists.
For, as the medieval Portuguese stated, it is merely a generic term for the capital of any considerable chief, and it has been applied even by them to several distinct places.
The interior has been much destroyed by the ravages of gold-seekers and amateur excavators.
Remains of the wild cat occur in English caverns; while from those of Ireland (where the wild species has apparently been unknown during the historic period) have been obtained jaws and teeth which it has been suggested are referable to the Egyptian rather than to the European wild cat.
As to long-haired cats, there appear originally to have been two closely-allied strains, the Angora and the Persian, of which the former has been altogether replaced in western Europe by the latter.
Siamese cats may have the tail either straight or kinked, but whether the latter feature belongs of right to the breed, or has been acquired by crossing with the ordinary black and tabby kink-tailed cats of the country, is not known.
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When the office increased in importance the mayors of the palace did not, as has been thought, pursue an identical policy.
" I can say with truth," he writes to the princess Elizabeth, 9 " that the principle which I have always observed in my studies, and which I believe has helped me most to gain what, knowledge I have, has been never to spend beyond a very few hours daily in thoughts which occupy the imagination, and a very few hours yearly in those which occupy the understanding, and to give all the rest of my time to the relaxation of the senses and the repose of the mind."
A fire without light, compared to the heat which gathers in a haystack when the hay has been stored before it was properly dry - heat, in short, as an agitation of the particles - is the motive cause of the contraction and dilatations of the heart.
An electric tramway has been constructed from Rome to Ostia and thence to the seashore, now some 2 m.
The south-eastern portion of the city has been excavated only very partially.
It has been doubted whether Pericles favoured this enterprise, but among its chief promoters were two of his friends, Lampon the soothsayer and Hippodamus the architect.
Pericles' home policy has been much debated since ancient times.
It has been traced certainly to the 13th, and conjecturally to the 12th century.
Difference of opinion prevails as to the condition of the jack after it has been driven into the ditch.
According to Scottish rules, unless it has been forced clean out of bounds, such a jack is still alive.
From this early astrological use the form of "glory" or "nimbus" has been adapted or inherited under new beliefs.
In two cases, however, it has been found in the absence of appreciable quantities of uranium and thorium compounds, namely in beryl, and in sylvine (potassium chloride).
The density of helium has been determined by Ramsay and Travers as 1.98.
There are valuable forests in the mountainous districts, a part of which has been set aside for preservation under the name of the Luquillo forest reserve.
Aisse has been the subject of three plays: by A.
He destroyed the royal palace by fire, an act which has been variously estimated by historians.
Ostensibly a solemn revenge for the burning of Greek temples by Xerxes, it has been justified as a symbolical act calculated to impress usefully the imagination of the East, and condemned as a senseless and vainglorious work of destruction.
That to fit the actions and distances covered by Alexander into such a scheme, assuming that he went by Seistan and Kandahar, would involve physical impossibilities has been pointed out by Count Yorck v.
The natural basis for a standard musical pitch is the voice, particularly the male voice, which has been of greater importance historically.
The Halberstadt organ, about which so much has been written, was, according to Praetorius (Syntagma musicum, Wolffenbi ttel, 1618), built in 1361, and repaired or rebuilt 1495.
Great Britain has been the last to fall in, but the predominance of the low pitch, introduced at Covent Garden Opera since 1880, is assured.
Since the 5th century it has been the seat of an archbishop, who has now fifteen suffragans.
The event showed that he judged the situation rightly - the religious scheme announced by him, though not accepted in all its details, became the dominant policy of the later time, and he has been justly called ' The stricter marriage law is formulated in Lev.
This appears to be an independent form of the vision, which has been brought into connexion with that of i.
The derivation of the word has been much debated.
On the other hand it has been suggested (Prof. S.
The Life of Theodosius has been translated into English by F.
In modern times it has been more criticized than read.
While the heroism of the Montenegrins has been lauded by writers of all countries, the Albanians - if we except Byron's eulogy of the Suloits - still remain unsung.
Shkiipetar has been variously interpreted.
No traveller can venture into the mountain districts without the bessa of one of the inhabitants; once this has been obtained he will be hospitably welcomed.
In some districts there is a fixed price of blood; at Argyrokastro, for instance, the compensation paid by the homicide to the relatives of his victim is 1200 piastres (about £10), at Khimara 2000 piastres; once the debt has been acquitted amicable relations are restored.
The costume of the Tosks differs from that of the Ghegs; its distinctive feature is the white plaited linen fustanella or petticoat, which has been adopted by the Greeks; the Ghegs wear trews of white or crimson native cloth adorned with black braid, and a short, close-fitting jacket, which in the case of wealthy persons is embellished with gold lace.
Since the time of Ali Pasha, who broke the power of the local chieftains, southern Albania has been subject to the central Turkish power; before that period the mountaineers of Suli and Khimara enjoyed an independence similar to that of the Gheg tribes.
Instruction in the Albanian language is prohibited by the Turkish government for political reasons; a single exception has been made in the case of an American school for girls at Kortcha.
There are two conjugations; the passive formation, now wanting inmost Indo-European languages, has been retained, as in Greek; thus kerko-iy, " I seek," forms kerko-n -em, " I am sought."
at Spalato and on the island of Lesina) has been shown by modern archaeologists to belong to the Roman period.
Its population was given in 1894 as 135,232, but its area has been largely reduced since then.
The early history of the territory comprised within the district of Dharwar has been to a certain extent reconstructed from the inscription slabs and memorial stones which abound there.
Apart from the weighty objections that the Edomites would have frustrated such a recrudescence of the remnant Jews as has been described, it must be remembered that the main stream of Jewish life and thought had been diverted to Babylon.
The name, arising from this unusual sound, has been by metonymy translated into " God's Voice."
In April and May the rivers have opened, the snow has disappeared, and the opportunity has been afforded the farmer of sowing his grain.
The open grate still holds favour in England, though in America and on the continent of Europe it has been superseded by the closed stove.
Heating by warmed air, one of the oldest methods in use, has been much improved by attention to the construction of the apparatus, and if properly installed will give as good effects as it is ossible to obtain.
Bale is also the authority for another assertion that figures in what has been aptly termed the poet's "traditional biography," viz.
Recent criticism has been far more impartial, and almost too much respect has been paid to his attainments, especially in the matter of metre, though Lydgate himself, with offensive lightheartedness, admits his poor craftsmanship.
At the same time there has been a steadily These first three were joined in 1907 under the name of the United Methodist Church.
He did not, however, as has been supposed, spend the best years of his manhood abroad, for he was certainly at home in 1571, when the preliminaries of his marriage were arranged at Merchiston; and in 1572 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Stirling of Keir.
A few years afterwards he married again, his second wife being Agnes, daughter of Sir James 1 The descent of the first Napier of Merchiston has been traced to "Johan le Naper del Counte de Dunbretan," who was one of those who swore fealty to Edward I.
It has been asserted (by Sir Thomas Urquhart) that the piece of artillery was actually tried upon a plain in Scotland with complete success, a number of sheep and cattle being destroyed.
With respect to the calculating rods, he mentions in the dedication that they had already found so much favour as to be almost in common use, and even to have been carried to foreign countries; and that he has been advised to publish his little work relating to their mechanism and use, lest they should be put forth in some one else's name.
It has been usually supposed that John Napier was buried in St Giles's church, Edinburgh, which was certainly the burialplace of some of the family, but Mark Napier (Memoirs, p. 426) quotes Professor William Wallace, who, writing in 1832, gives strong reasons for believing that he was buried in the old church of St Cuthbert.
It has been stated that Napier's mathematical pursuits led him to dissipate his means.
The Rabdologia attracted more general attention than the logarithms, and as has been mentioned, there were several editions on the Continent.
There seems but little doubt that Napier was the first to make use of a decimal separator, and it is curious that the separator which he used, the point, should be that which has been ultimately adopted, and after a long period of partial disuse.
Aventinus, who has been called the "Bavarian Herodotus," wrote other books of minor importance, and a complete edition of his works was published at Munich (188'- 1886).
As has been said of another thinker, he was " one of those deeply religious men who, when crude theological notions are being revised and called in question seek to put new life into theology by wider and more humane ideas."
It has been a common mistake to think of Calvin and contemporary Reformers See Lightfoot's Essay in Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians.
Much has been done of late years to make these subordinate standards of reformed doctrine more generally known.
The form of worship associated with Presbyterianism has been marked by extreme simplicity.
"In no portion of the empire," it has been said, "does the British flag now fly over a divided Presbyterianism, except in the British Isles themselves."
- [[History In Different Countries]] From this general outline of Presbyterianism we now turn to consider its evolution and history in some of the countries with which it is or has been specially associated.
Judged in other ways, however, the influence of the assembly's labours has been very great.
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