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idle Sentence Examples

  • I've been idle too long.

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  • I was only making idle conversation anyway.

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  • I was only making idle conversation anyway.

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  • Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.

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  • That is an idle dream.

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  • Whether another head of the Church could have prevented the defection of England is of course an idle question.

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  • Various idle stories are related about him.

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  • After embarrassed apologies, she seemed compelled to sit down and chat, as if idle conversation might be penance for the pilfered peach pie.

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  • She realized he wasn't telling her a story just for idle talk.

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  • I hope that, after reading this far, you appreciate that for our age, this is no idle boast.

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  • He revoked numerous pensions and grants conferred by his predecessors upon idle courtiers, and, meeting the reproach of sacrilege made by the patriarch of Constantinople by a decree of exile, resumed a proportion of the revenues of the wealthy monasteries.

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  • But, though his pen was now idle, his tongue was active.

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  • But, though his pen was now idle, his tongue was active.

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  • Though idle, Tone had considerable ability.

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  • Natasha had no desire to go out anywhere and wandered from room to room like a shadow, idle and listless.

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  • He dismissed them as the idle talk of jealous nobles at court, who'd wanted him to marry one of their daughters instead.

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  • Even the emperor had to be content to be treated by the sultan as an inferior and tributary prince; while France had to suffer, with no more than an idle protest, the insult of the conversion of Catholic churches at Constantinople into mosques.

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  • If I happen to be all alone and in an idle mood, I play a game of solitaire, of which I am very fond.

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  • Idle computer time employed to solve the world's problems.

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  • Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.

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  • It was simply idle conversation about everything from the weather to politics.

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  • It was simply idle conversation about everything from the weather to politics.

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  • As it is now, war is the favorite pastime of the idle and frivolous.

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  • It gave him some level of confidence that her warning was one born of necessity, not idle speculation.

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  • But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.

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  • It is to the public interest that deposits of mineral should not be permitted to remain idle and undeveloped.

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  • After a somewhat idle youth he betook himself to poetry.

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  • It is to the public interest that deposits of mineral should not be permitted to remain idle and undeveloped.

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  • But a man has no more to do with the style of architecture of his house than a tortoise with that of its shell: nor need the soldier be so idle as to try to paint the precise color of his virtue on his standard.

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  • " At Eton," said Bishop Hamilton of Salisbury, " I was a thoroughly idle boy, but I was saved from some worse things by getting to know Gladstone."

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  • How these revelations actually arose in Mahomet's mind is a question which it is almost as idle to discuss as it would be to analyse the workings of the mind of a poet.

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  • And when he came to the nut trees, and saw the shells left by the idle fairies and all the traces of their frolic, he knew exactly how they had acted, and that they had disobeyed him by playing and loitering on their way through the woods.

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  • His position was assured, at least temporarily, in 617, when he decided to espouse the cause of the Northumbrian prince Edwin, then a fugitive at his court, and defeated zEthelfrith of Northumbria on the banks of the Idle, a tributary of the Trent, in Mercian territory.

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  • But I must put away these idle fancies until we meet again.

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  • I read a passage in a novel last evening as I sat by the fire, trying to wile away these idle hours.

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  • Nor was that enterprise one of idle conquest.

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  • I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life."

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  • This was manly, as the world goes; and yet it was idle, if not desperate.

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  • There is never any seen idle; the head of the house governs it not by a lofty carriage and oft rebukes, but by gentleness and amiable manners.

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  • Amid all the vicissitudes of his early manhood Botta had never allowed his pen to be long idle, and in the political quiet that followed 1816 he naturally devoted himself more exclusively to literature.

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  • Robert Burns, the poet, in a letter dated August 1784, describes the sect as idle and immoral.

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  • After proving that the secular rulers were free and in duty bound to correct the evils of the Church, Luther sketches a plan for preventing money from going to Italy, for reducing the number of idle, begging monks, harmful pilgrimages and excessive holidays.

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  • All this had charms for me alone and did not deserve to be revealed to idle curiosity.

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  • Between these dates Houdon had not been idle; busts of Catharine II., Diderot and Prince Galitzin were remarked at the Salon of 1773, and at that of 1775 he produced, not only his Morpheus in marble, but busts of Turgot, Gluck (in which the marks of small-pox in the face were reproduced with striking effect) and Sophie Arnould as Iphigeneia (now in the Wallace Collection, London), together with his well-known marble relief, "Grive suspendue par les pattes."

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  • It is evil desires, low ideals, useless cravings, idle excitements, that are to be suppressed by the cultivation of the opposite of right desires, lofty aspirations.

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  • During these terms of imprisonment his pen was not idle, as is amply shown by the very numerous letters, pastorals and exhortations which have been preserved; while during his intervals of liberty he was unwearied in the work of "declaring truth" in all parts of the country.

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  • The last great assault was delivered with more precision, if with less fury than the others, and had Dannenberg chosen to employ the 9000 bayonets of his reserve, who stood idle throughout the day, to support the 6000 half-spent troops who made the attack, it would probably have been successful.

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  • The last great assault was delivered with more precision, if with less fury than the others, and had Dannenberg chosen to employ the 9000 bayonets of his reserve, who stood idle throughout the day, to support the 6000 half-spent troops who made the attack, it would probably have been successful.

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  • It was very beautiful; but the idle fairies were too much frightened at the mischief their disobedience had caused, to admire the beauty of the forest, and at once tried to hide themselves among the bushes, lest King Frost should come and punish them.

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  • The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.

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  • In 1821-1822 he edited in New York a short-lived literary magazine, The Idle Man.

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  • Shortly afterwards, in 616, he was defeated and slain in battle on the river Idle by Edwin, who was assisted by the East Anglian king Raedwald.

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  • But, though he published nothing, his pen was not idle, and he was occupied with a series of essays on the future of Austria and the best means of liberating Germany and redressing the balance of Europe; though he himself confessed to his friend Adam Muller (August 4th, r806) that, in the miserable circumstances of the time, his essay on "the principles of a general pacification" must be taken as a "political poem."

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  • ridiculous to describe the idle and courteous voluptuary as being a dark and designing scoundrel, capable of murder if it would serve his ambition.

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  • They are described as an idle, depraved people, spending their time for the most part in loitering about the harbour, or carousing over the fine wine of Maronea.

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  • Its boundaries include the suburbs, formerly separate urban districts, of Eccleshill, Idle and others.

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  • An able-bodied parent who does not work when he has the opportunity, unless "idle under strike orders, or lock-outs," and who hires out his minor children, is declared a vagrant and may be fined $50o and imprisoned or sentenced to hard labour for not more than six months.

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  • Fallen man has retained a love of idleness, but the curse weighs on the race not only because we have to seek our bread in the sweat of our brows, but because our moral nature is such that we cannot be both idle and at ease.

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  • The Germans in addition had the inestimable advantage of having been in commission over two years and being in a state of prime gunnery efficiency, whereas the " Good Hope " and " Monmouth " were both 3rd Fleet ships, which had been lying idle in the dockyards, manned entirely with reserve men on the outbreak of war.

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  • Various influences have contributed to making the Lao the pleasant, easy-going, idle fellow that he is.

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  • This was not merely an idle flourish, for some of his charters are signed by Welsh and Scottish kings as subreguli.

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  • It would be idle to discuss to whom the credit of first imagining the method rightfully belongs, for probably this is only one of the many occasions when new ideas have been born in several brains at the same time.

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  • I doubt if the like compliment was ever paid before to one of our ` idle trade.'" The present article is the biography contributed by the poet to the 9th ed.

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  • Nor was the Aldine press idle in regard to Latin and Italian classics.

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  • He saw that it would be idle to expose and denounce the evils of slavery, while responsibility for the system was placed upon former generations, and the duty of abolishing it transferred to an indefinite future.

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  • Various influences have contributed to making the Lao the pleasant, easy-going, idle fellow that he is.

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  • This was not merely an idle flourish, for some of his charters are signed by Welsh and Scottish kings as subreguli.

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  • It would be idle to discuss to whom the credit of first imagining the method rightfully belongs, for probably this is only one of the many occasions when new ideas have been born in several brains at the same time.

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  • The scandals of the bowling alleys grew rampant in Elizabethan London, and Stephen Gosson in his School of Abuse (1579) says, "Common bowling alleys are privy moths that eat up the credit of many idle citizens; whose gains at home are not able to weigh down their losses abroad; whose shops are so far from maintaining their play, that their wives and children cry out for bread, and go to bed supperless often in the year."

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  • If he was hard and exacting in the matter of taxes, he spent them in the defence and improvement of his dominions, not in idle show or luxury.

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  • The Prussian headquarters, however, spent the 12th and 13th in idle discussion, whilst the troop commanders exerted themselves to obtain some alleviation for the suffering of their starving men.

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  • John recoiled from the idle casuistry which occupied his own logical contemporaries; and, mindful probably of their aimless ingenuity, he adds the caution that dialectic, valuable and necessary as it is, is " like the sword of Hercules in a pigmy's hand " unless there be added to it the accoutrement of the other sciences.

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  • War, declared before England had gained the naval experience and wealth of the next fifteen years, and before Spain had been weakened by the struggle in the Netherlands and the depredations of the sea-rovers, would have been a desperate expedient; and the ideas that any action on Elizabeth's part could have made France Huguenot, or prevented the disruption of the Netherlands, may be dismissed as the idle dreams of Protestant enthusiasts.

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  • War, declared before England had gained the naval experience and wealth of the next fifteen years, and before Spain had been weakened by the struggle in the Netherlands and the depredations of the sea-rovers, would have been a desperate expedient; and the ideas that any action on Elizabeth's part could have made France Huguenot, or prevented the disruption of the Netherlands, may be dismissed as the idle dreams of Protestant enthusiasts.

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  • He had retired at an early age from the army and was living an idle life at home as a gentleman farmer.

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  • Hudson's Idle Days in Patagonia, and Naturalist in the La Plata; G.

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  • Hudson, The Naturalist in La Plata (London, 1892), and Idle Days in Patagonia (London, 1893); A.

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  • After breakfast " he was expected," he says, to spend an hour with Mrs Gibbon; after tea his father claimed his conversation; in the midst of an interesting work he was often called down to entertain idle visitors; and, worst of all, he was periodically compelled to return the well-meant compliments.

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  • Talleyrand disapproved of the Spanish policy of Napoleon which culminated at Bayonne in May 1808; and the stories to the contrary may in all probability be dismissed as idle rumours.

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  • Plutarch (Pericles, II) suggests that Pericles by this means rid the city of the idle and mischievous loafers; but it would appear that the cleruchs were selected by lot, and in any case a wise policy would not deliberately entrust important military duties to recognized wastrels.

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  • At the same time Waitz's pen was not idle, and his industry is to be traced in the list of his works and in the Proceedings of the different historical societies to which he belonged.

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  • The most important textile industry is cotton manufacture, which has become a highly successful feature in the industrial life of the republic. There were 146 factories in 1905, of which 19 were idle, and these were distributed over a very large part of the country.

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  • Hudson, The Naturalist in La Plata (London, 1892), and Idle Days in Patagonia (London, 1893); A.

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  • My idle fairies and my fiery enemy have taught me a new way of doing good.

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  • How long shall we sit in our porticoes practising idle and musty virtues, which any work would make impertinent?

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  • The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.

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  • Meanwhile other competitors were not idle.

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  • I'll just have to get used to being idle.

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  • He can farm, keep cattle, and marry or send for his family, but he cannot leave the settlement or be idle.

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  • Meanwhile Agrippa gave the Levites the right to wear the linen robe of the priests and sanctioned the use of the temple treasure to provide work - the paving of the city with white stones - for the workmen who had finished the Temple (64) and now stood idle.

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  • The designs for these decorations, like those of the sword ornaments, were adopted from the great schools of painting, but the invention of the sculptor was by no means idle.

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  • During his imprisonment he was by no means idle.

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  • For the most important historical records that have come to us in recent decades we have to thank the Orientalist, though the classical explorer has been by no means idle.

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  • He was taught Latin orally by servants (a German tutor, Horstanus, is especially mentioned), who could speak no French, and many curious fancies were tried on him, as, for instance, that of waking him every morning by soft music. But he was by no means allowed to be idle.

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  • During these campaigns the United States navy had not been idle.

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  • During the three years which followed, he produced no important work; but he was not, and indeed could not be, idle.

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  • In the meantime the khalifa was not idle.

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  • The ecclesiastics who were parted at his command from the laysisters (whom they kept ostensibly as servants), the thirteen bishops whom he deposed for simony and licentiousness at a single visitation, the idle monks who thronged the avenues to the court and found themselves the public object of his scorn - all conspired against the powerful author of their wrongs.

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  • It is idle to speculate on the habits of this earliest of known birds.

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  • Meanwhile Heraclius was not idle.

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  • The working bees, such as have been mentioned, are victimized by bees of other genera, which throw upon the industrious the task of providing for the young of the idle.

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  • There was the paternalism of a Frederick the Great in his encouragement of the silk industry, - "which all idle people ought to be made to work at," - in his encouragement of commerce through the newly acquired port of Marseilles and the opening up of market placed.

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  • Before that, however, Stewart had not been idle as an author.

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  • No Doubt There Must Be Approximate Relations Between The Atomic And Molecular Heats Of Similar Elements And Compounds, But Considering The Great Variations Of Specific Heat With Temperature And Physical State, In Alloys, Mixtures Or Solutions, And In Allotropic Or Other Modifications, It Would Be Idle To Expect That The Specific Heat Of A Compound Could Be Accurately Deduced By Any Simple Additive Process From That Of Its Constituents.

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  • It is therefore idle to reproach him with inconsistencies, though these are sometimes very singular.

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  • acquired in handicrafts by so many otherwise idle and useless hands.

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  • With the materials available up to August 1910 it would be idle here to attempt to trace its earlier history.

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  • To what local variety of Achaean Homeric Greek belonged it is idle to ask.

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  • In 617 Æthelfrith was defeated and slain at the river Idle by Raedwald of East Anglia, whom Edwin had persuaded to take up his cause.

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  • It is idle, however, to read definite historical events intc such traits, or to attempt, with some scholars, to convert them into history itself.

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  • The Persepolis remained idle at Bashire, and the Susa was tied up in the Failieh creek, near Muhamrah.

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  • No idle gratification of curiosity, as Aristotle fabled of his life intellectual (which would be but a disguise for refined pleasure), no theory divorced from practice, no phy pursuit of science for its own sake, but knowledge so far forth as it can be realized in virtuous action, the learning of virtue by exercise and effort and training.

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  • One of his principles was never to allow the soldiers to be idle, and to employ them in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts.

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  • Everywhere the author lays stress on the excellence of "Pantagruelism," and the reader who is himself a Pantagruelist (it is perfectly idle for any other to attempt the book) soon discovers what this means.

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  • Herodotus' inquiry was not simply that of an idle tourist.

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  • He said that books were for the scholar's idle times.

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  • Meanwhile John had not been idle with regard to the dervishes, who had in the meantime become masters of the Egyptian Sudan.

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  • The number of the idle clergy, and more particularly of the monastic orders, was reduced, and the Inquisition, though not abolished, was rendered torpid.

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  • After the battle of Chester, in which ZEthelfrith defeated the Welsh, Edwin fled to Rcedwald, the powerful king of East Anglia, who after some wavering espoused his cause and defeated and slew IEthelfrith at the river Idle in 617.

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  • France, throughout all this, had not been idle.

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  • Beautiful, clever and proud, like her mother, but cruel and treacherous, her ambition was to raise the kingdom of Naples to the position of a great power; she soon came to exercise complete sway over her stupid and idle husband, and was the real ruler of the kingdom.

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  • On the same axle as the drum and behind it is a small pulley which is keyed upon the axle and is connected with the small pulley (which runs idle on its shaft) at the left-hand side of the machine by a crossed belt.

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  • When the poise is at the zero end, and there is no load on the platform, the end of the steelyard is down, and has locked the ratchet wheel by means of the pawl; the shaft being thus locked, the sprocket wheels are stopped, the drum-shaft runs free by the friction clutch, and the two pulleys which are connected by the crossed band are running idle.

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  • The poise having arrived at the end of its run and unable to go further, the mitre wheels and the sprocket gearing are stopped, and the two pulleys and the cross belt run idle till the.

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  • The Spaniards made no effort to colonize north-western America or to develop its trade with the Indians, but toward the end of the 18th century the traders of the great British fur companies of the North were gradually pushing overland to the Pacific. Upon the sea, too, the English were not idle.

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  • It roused one of the fits of wild rage to which he was not unfrequently liable; he burst out into ejaculations of wrath, and cursed the cowardly idle servants who suffered their master to be made the laughing-stock of a low-born priest.

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  • He was incorrigibly frivolous, idle and apathetic; his father had given.

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  • That this belief was idle it is now easy enough to see; at the time this was not so obvious.

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  • " It is an idle and useless thing to make it one's business to study what have been other men's sentiments in matters where only reason is to be judge.

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  • As the king had no power of dissolution, it was an idle form.

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  • In it he chiefly dwells upon the evidence from Scripture in favour of the belief that the soul retains its intelligent consciousness after its separation from the body - passing by questions of philosophical speculation, as tending on such a subject only to minister to an idle curiosity.

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  • In the midst of his sufferings, however, his zeal and energy kept him in continual occupation; when expostulated with for such unseasonable toil, he replied, "Would you that the Lord should find me idle when He comes ?"

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  • Left by the death of his grandfather and uncle the possessor of an independent fortune under his mother's sole guardianship, he was somewhat idle at the university, though he acquitted himself in the examinations with credit; but in his serious years he "could not look back without unfeigned remorse" on the opportunities he had then neglected.

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  • AXHOLME, an island in the north-west part of Lincolnshire, England, lying between the rivers Trent, Idle and Don, and isolated by drainage channels connected with these rivers.

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  • Protestants were weeded out of the army, Protestant officers in particular being superseded by idle Catholics of gentle blood, where they could be found, and in any case by Catholics.

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  • The peasants, moreover, had profited by th~ reduction of the idle landed aristocracy; serfdom had decreased or had been modified; and the free peasants were mor~e prosperous, had reconquered the soil, and were selling their produce at a higher rate while they everywhere paid less exorbitant rents.

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  • for Richelieus policy increased poverty, neglected re its, the toiling and suffering peasants, deserted the cause of the worker1 in order to favor the privileged classes, and left idle and useless that bourgeoisie whose intellectual activity, spirit of discipline, and civil and political culture would have yielded solid support to a monarchy all the stronger for being limited.

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  • Thus regular obedience to an abstract principle was under Mazarin as incomprehensible to the idle and selfish nobility as it had been under Richelicu.

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  • Versailles sterilized all the idle upper classes, exploited the industrious classes by its extravagance, and more and more broke relations between king and kingdom.

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  • The king was idle and pleasure-loving.

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  • So long as honey is being gathered in plenty drones are tolerated, but no sooner does the honey harvest show signs of being over than they are mercilessly killed and cast out of the hive by the workers, after a brief idle life of about four months' duration.

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  • I'll just have to get used to being idle.

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  • Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.

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  • After embarrassed apologies, she seemed compelled to sit down and chat, as if idle conversation might be penance for the pilfered peach pie.

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  • I read a passage in a novel last evening as I sat by the fire, trying to wile away these idle hours.

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  • I've been idle too long.

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  • He dismissed them as the idle talk of jealous nobles at court, who'd wanted him to marry one of their daughters instead.

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  • It gave him some level of confidence that her warning was one born of necessity, not idle speculation.

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  • She realized he wasn't telling her a story just for idle talk.

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  • Cox used to quote proverbs like "The Devil makes work for idle hands to do."

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  • addle egg as well as you love an idle head, you would eat chickens i ' th ' shell.

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  • The Top Gun afterburner Force Feedback joystick is the first joystick combining a full size detachable throttle with Idle and Afterburner settings.

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  • A gunky idle air valve seems to account for the other 10% .

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  • antler pieces displaying this from of imagery was not mere idle graffiti.

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  • But for Wigtown, records are not an idle boast; holding records is also about respecting quality.

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  • Jim had said he had set the carbs up on the bench and apart from the idle speed they wouldn't need any adjustment.

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  • IRC doesn't have to be just for idle chatter.

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  • Nancy is the Ground Zero of idle chit chat; which is odd considering what could be spread about her.

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  • Away, then, with all idle French talk of balances of power on the American continent.

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  • Assume all four engines to be running idle with their hydraulic couplings empty.

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  • Why should our family calamity be made the topic of idle curiosity?

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  • The picture was dated 1934 as the works stood idle awaiting demolition.

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  • Full sized detachable throttle with Idle and afterburner detents... .

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  • The block of marble now badly disfigured lay idle for years.

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  • Another option is to measure idle time rather then elapsed time.

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  • Top British funnyman, Monty Python ' s Eric Idle, popping in every so often to narrate the tale.

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  • glide angle with engine at idle is almost vertical.

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  • The asylum centers are the breeding places of rumors and idle gossip.

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  • This can cause a hesitation, stumble and/or rough idle problem as well.

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  • idle speed, but then increase as reverse thrust is applied.

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  • I get a whistling noise when i accelerator and it stops when let the car idle or the revs are low.

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  • idle chatter or lies.

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  • idle curiosity?

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  • idle speculation.

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  • idle chit-chat when things are calmer.

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  • idle timeouts may be applied and the text messages in all the default URLs on the AP can be customized.

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  • idle gossip.

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  • Capital too lies idle, rotting by the day.

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  • Actually the hosts ' CPUs are sitting idle a lot of the time.

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  • Going out three hours later he saw some more men standing idle in the market place.

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  • Consequently, if a person cannot be happy without remaining idle, idle he should remain.

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  • The latter in Smith's eyes are given by the amount of metallic money that would lay idle in merchants balances.

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  • The kids are left idle with nothing to do.

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  • idle away mornings in bed.

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  • idle to pretend that these arguments are easy to win.

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  • SETI@home) which allowed the use of otherwise idle time on machines used for other purposes.

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  • The first is the most obvious - I'm too idle to clean ' em up.

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  • idle for a while.

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  • idle for 5 minutes?

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  • Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, human misery, and personal indignity.

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  • Idle Duck sailing after the rig was upgraded with a big roller reefing jib.

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  • liehe vast majority are lying idle around people's homes and offices.

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  • They tend to be sometimes idle, lazy, loafers, in the way of progress, disorderly.

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  • There is heavy plant machinery standing idle around her.

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  • I don't make merry myself at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry.

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  • And why would having one's child murdered by idle Roman governors and a bloodthirsty mob be the way of achieving reconciliation?

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  • And if I don't have enough parallelism, the CPU is idle it goes to sleep until you fix the external memory.

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  • sit idle while you work.

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  • Others use an " idle stop solenoid " that closes the throttle completely to shut of the engine's air supply.

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  • The role of idle spectator is unworthy of America.

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  • The music from one slice of Johnny ' Hammond ' Smith is more fun than any of this idle speculation.

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  • Idle to one quarter throttle This is controlled by pilot jet, air screw and by the cut out in the throttle slide.

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  • The engine sound will initially decrease to idle speed, but then increase as reverse thrust is applied.

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  • Also, a means of implementing an " idle timeout " mechanism, similar to that of Magpie, has yet to be found.

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  • Some of the utterances including idle have an oral twang to them.

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  • If I were not naturally a lazy, idle, good-for-nothing vagabond, I could make it pay me $ 20,000 a year.

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  • How did an idle, talentless, disgruntled wastrel come to terrorize a continent?

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  • Various idle stories are related about him.

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  • Shortly afterwards, in 616, he was defeated and slain in battle on the river Idle by Edwin, who was assisted by the East Anglian king Raedwald.

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  • He had retired at an early age from the army and was living an idle life at home as a gentleman farmer.

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  • All this had charms for me alone and did not deserve to be revealed to idle curiosity.

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  • ridiculous to describe the idle and courteous voluptuary as being a dark and designing scoundrel, capable of murder if it would serve his ambition.

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  • The scandals of the bowling alleys grew rampant in Elizabethan London, and Stephen Gosson in his School of Abuse (1579) says, "Common bowling alleys are privy moths that eat up the credit of many idle citizens; whose gains at home are not able to weigh down their losses abroad; whose shops are so far from maintaining their play, that their wives and children cry out for bread, and go to bed supperless often in the year."

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  • Hudson's Idle Days in Patagonia, and Naturalist in the La Plata; G.

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  • The parliamentary party took leave of legality when they took up arms against the sovereign, and it was therefore idle to dream of a formally legal sanction for any of their subsequent revolutionary proceedings.

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  • Though idle, Tone had considerable ability.

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  • If he was hard and exacting in the matter of taxes, he spent them in the defence and improvement of his dominions, not in idle show or luxury.

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  • Meanwhile other competitors were not idle.

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  • That is an idle dream.

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  • He can farm, keep cattle, and marry or send for his family, but he cannot leave the settlement or be idle.

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  • His position was assured, at least temporarily, in 617, when he decided to espouse the cause of the Northumbrian prince Edwin, then a fugitive at his court, and defeated zEthelfrith of Northumbria on the banks of the Idle, a tributary of the Trent, in Mercian territory.

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  • I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life."

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  • But thus " idle " though he may have been as a " student," he already meditated authorship. In the first long vacation - during which he, doubtless with some sarcasm, says that " his taste for books began to revive " - he contemplated a treatise on the age of Sesostris, in which (and it was characteristic) his chief object was to investigate not so much the events as the probable epoch of the reign of that semi-mythical monarch, whom he was inclined to regard as having been contemporary with Solomon.

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  • After breakfast " he was expected," he says, to spend an hour with Mrs Gibbon; after tea his father claimed his conversation; in the midst of an interesting work he was often called down to entertain idle visitors; and, worst of all, he was periodically compelled to return the well-meant compliments.

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  • Meanwhile Agrippa gave the Levites the right to wear the linen robe of the priests and sanctioned the use of the temple treasure to provide work - the paving of the city with white stones - for the workmen who had finished the Temple (64) and now stood idle.

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  • Robert Burns, the poet, in a letter dated August 1784, describes the sect as idle and immoral.

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  • Even the emperor had to be content to be treated by the sultan as an inferior and tributary prince; while France had to suffer, with no more than an idle protest, the insult of the conversion of Catholic churches at Constantinople into mosques.

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  • The Prussian headquarters, however, spent the 12th and 13th in idle discussion, whilst the troop commanders exerted themselves to obtain some alleviation for the suffering of their starving men.

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  • In 1821-1822 he edited in New York a short-lived literary magazine, The Idle Man.

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  • The validity of his fundamental position was impaired by the absence of a well-constituted theory of series; the notation employed was inconvenient, and was abandoned by its inventor in the second edition of his Mecanique; while his scruples as to the admission into analytical investigations of the idea of limits or vanishing ratios have long since been laid aside as idle.

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  • John recoiled from the idle casuistry which occupied his own logical contemporaries; and, mindful probably of their aimless ingenuity, he adds the caution that dialectic, valuable and necessary as it is, is " like the sword of Hercules in a pigmy's hand " unless there be added to it the accoutrement of the other sciences.

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  • But, though he published nothing, his pen was not idle, and he was occupied with a series of essays on the future of Austria and the best means of liberating Germany and redressing the balance of Europe; though he himself confessed to his friend Adam Muller (August 4th, r806) that, in the miserable circumstances of the time, his essay on "the principles of a general pacification" must be taken as a "political poem."

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  • They are described as an idle, depraved people, spending their time for the most part in loitering about the harbour, or carousing over the fine wine of Maronea.

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  • " At Eton," said Bishop Hamilton of Salisbury, " I was a thoroughly idle boy, but I was saved from some worse things by getting to know Gladstone."

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  • The designs for these decorations, like those of the sword ornaments, were adopted from the great schools of painting, but the invention of the sculptor was by no means idle.

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  • During his imprisonment he was by no means idle.

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  • Though he treated his subject in relation to himself with more levity and irony than real feeling, yet by his sparkling wit and fancy he created a literature of sentiment and adventure adapted to amuse the idle and luxurious society of which the elder Julia was the centre.

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  • For the most important historical records that have come to us in recent decades we have to thank the Orientalist, though the classical explorer has been by no means idle.

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  • The Germans in addition had the inestimable advantage of having been in commission over two years and being in a state of prime gunnery efficiency, whereas the " Good Hope " and " Monmouth " were both 3rd Fleet ships, which had been lying idle in the dockyards, manned entirely with reserve men on the outbreak of war.

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  • Talleyrand disapproved of the Spanish policy of Napoleon which culminated at Bayonne in May 1808; and the stories to the contrary may in all probability be dismissed as idle rumours.

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  • After proving that the secular rulers were free and in duty bound to correct the evils of the Church, Luther sketches a plan for preventing money from going to Italy, for reducing the number of idle, begging monks, harmful pilgrimages and excessive holidays.

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  • As censor of the conduct of citizens it inquired into every man's source of income and punished the idle (Plut.

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  • He revoked numerous pensions and grants conferred by his predecessors upon idle courtiers, and, meeting the reproach of sacrilege made by the patriarch of Constantinople by a decree of exile, resumed a proportion of the revenues of the wealthy monasteries.

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  • Plutarch (Pericles, II) suggests that Pericles by this means rid the city of the idle and mischievous loafers; but it would appear that the cleruchs were selected by lot, and in any case a wise policy would not deliberately entrust important military duties to recognized wastrels.

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  • He was taught Latin orally by servants (a German tutor, Horstanus, is especially mentioned), who could speak no French, and many curious fancies were tried on him, as, for instance, that of waking him every morning by soft music. But he was by no means allowed to be idle.

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  • At the same time Waitz's pen was not idle, and his industry is to be traced in the list of his works and in the Proceedings of the different historical societies to which he belonged.

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  • After a somewhat idle youth he betook himself to poetry.

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  • During these campaigns the United States navy had not been idle.

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  • It is idle indeed to rewrite the Gospel narratives in the Aramaic dialect spoken by Christ and the apostles, but the main watchwords of the Gospel theology - phrases like " the Kingdom of God," " the World to come," the " Father in Heaven," " the Son of Man," - can be more or less surely reconstructed from Jewish writings, and their meaning gauged apart from the special significance which they received in Christian hands.

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  • Their political record previous to the presidency of Porfirio Diaz was one of incessant revolutionary strife, in which the idle, unsettled half-breeds took no unwilling part.

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  • The most important textile industry is cotton manufacture, which has become a highly successful feature in the industrial life of the republic. There were 146 factories in 1905, of which 19 were idle, and these were distributed over a very large part of the country.

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  • Its boundaries include the suburbs, formerly separate urban districts, of Eccleshill, Idle and others.

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  • An able-bodied parent who does not work when he has the opportunity, unless "idle under strike orders, or lock-outs," and who hires out his minor children, is declared a vagrant and may be fined $50o and imprisoned or sentenced to hard labour for not more than six months.

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  • There is never any seen idle; the head of the house governs it not by a lofty carriage and oft rebukes, but by gentleness and amiable manners.

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  • During these terms of imprisonment his pen was not idle, as is amply shown by the very numerous letters, pastorals and exhortations which have been preserved; while during his intervals of liberty he was unwearied in the work of "declaring truth" in all parts of the country.

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  • Between these dates Houdon had not been idle; busts of Catharine II., Diderot and Prince Galitzin were remarked at the Salon of 1773, and at that of 1775 he produced, not only his Morpheus in marble, but busts of Turgot, Gluck (in which the marks of small-pox in the face were reproduced with striking effect) and Sophie Arnould as Iphigeneia (now in the Wallace Collection, London), together with his well-known marble relief, "Grive suspendue par les pattes."

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  • Whether another head of the Church could have prevented the defection of England is of course an idle question.

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  • But commentators are not at one as to which countess of Salisbury was the heroine of the adventure, whether she was Katherine Montacute or Joan the Fair Maid of Kent, while Heylyn rejects the legend as " a vain and idle romance derogatory both to the founder and the order, first published by Polydor Vergil, a stranger to the affairs of England, and by him taken upon no better ground than fama vulgi, the tradition of the common people, too trifling a foundation for so great a building."

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  • I doubt if the like compliment was ever paid before to one of our ` idle trade.'" The present article is the biography contributed by the poet to the 9th ed.

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  • Nor was the Aldine press idle in regard to Latin and Italian classics.

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  • During the three years which followed, he produced no important work; but he was not, and indeed could not be, idle.

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  • He saw that it would be idle to expose and denounce the evils of slavery, while responsibility for the system was placed upon former generations, and the duty of abolishing it transferred to an indefinite future.

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  • How these revelations actually arose in Mahomet's mind is a question which it is almost as idle to discuss as it would be to analyse the workings of the mind of a poet.

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  • In the meantime the khalifa was not idle.

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  • Nor was that enterprise one of idle conquest.

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  • It is evil desires, low ideals, useless cravings, idle excitements, that are to be suppressed by the cultivation of the opposite of right desires, lofty aspirations.

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  • Amid all the vicissitudes of his early manhood Botta had never allowed his pen to be long idle, and in the political quiet that followed 1816 he naturally devoted himself more exclusively to literature.

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  • The ecclesiastics who were parted at his command from the laysisters (whom they kept ostensibly as servants), the thirteen bishops whom he deposed for simony and licentiousness at a single visitation, the idle monks who thronged the avenues to the court and found themselves the public object of his scorn - all conspired against the powerful author of their wrongs.

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  • It is idle to speculate on the habits of this earliest of known birds.

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  • Meanwhile Heraclius was not idle.

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  • The working bees, such as have been mentioned, are victimized by bees of other genera, which throw upon the industrious the task of providing for the young of the idle.

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  • There was the paternalism of a Frederick the Great in his encouragement of the silk industry, - "which all idle people ought to be made to work at," - in his encouragement of commerce through the newly acquired port of Marseilles and the opening up of market placed.

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  • Before that, however, Stewart had not been idle as an author.

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  • No Doubt There Must Be Approximate Relations Between The Atomic And Molecular Heats Of Similar Elements And Compounds, But Considering The Great Variations Of Specific Heat With Temperature And Physical State, In Alloys, Mixtures Or Solutions, And In Allotropic Or Other Modifications, It Would Be Idle To Expect That The Specific Heat Of A Compound Could Be Accurately Deduced By Any Simple Additive Process From That Of Its Constituents.

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  • It is therefore idle to reproach him with inconsistencies, though these are sometimes very singular.

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  • acquired in handicrafts by so many otherwise idle and useless hands.

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  • With the materials available up to August 1910 it would be idle here to attempt to trace its earlier history.

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  • To what local variety of Achaean Homeric Greek belonged it is idle to ask.

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  • In 617 Æthelfrith was defeated and slain at the river Idle by Raedwald of East Anglia, whom Edwin had persuaded to take up his cause.

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  • It is idle, however, to read definite historical events intc such traits, or to attempt, with some scholars, to convert them into history itself.

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  • The Persepolis remained idle at Bashire, and the Susa was tied up in the Failieh creek, near Muhamrah.

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  • No idle gratification of curiosity, as Aristotle fabled of his life intellectual (which would be but a disguise for refined pleasure), no theory divorced from practice, no phy pursuit of science for its own sake, but knowledge so far forth as it can be realized in virtuous action, the learning of virtue by exercise and effort and training.

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  • One of his principles was never to allow the soldiers to be idle, and to employ them in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts.

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  • Everywhere the author lays stress on the excellence of "Pantagruelism," and the reader who is himself a Pantagruelist (it is perfectly idle for any other to attempt the book) soon discovers what this means.

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  • Herodotus' inquiry was not simply that of an idle tourist.

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  • He said that books were for the scholar's idle times.

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  • Meanwhile John had not been idle with regard to the dervishes, who had in the meantime become masters of the Egyptian Sudan.

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  • The number of the idle clergy, and more particularly of the monastic orders, was reduced, and the Inquisition, though not abolished, was rendered torpid.

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  • After the battle of Chester, in which ZEthelfrith defeated the Welsh, Edwin fled to Rcedwald, the powerful king of East Anglia, who after some wavering espoused his cause and defeated and slew IEthelfrith at the river Idle in 617.

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  • France, throughout all this, had not been idle.

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  • Beautiful, clever and proud, like her mother, but cruel and treacherous, her ambition was to raise the kingdom of Naples to the position of a great power; she soon came to exercise complete sway over her stupid and idle husband, and was the real ruler of the kingdom.

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  • On the same axle as the drum and behind it is a small pulley which is keyed upon the axle and is connected with the small pulley (which runs idle on its shaft) at the left-hand side of the machine by a crossed belt.

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  • When the poise is at the zero end, and there is no load on the platform, the end of the steelyard is down, and has locked the ratchet wheel by means of the pawl; the shaft being thus locked, the sprocket wheels are stopped, the drum-shaft runs free by the friction clutch, and the two pulleys which are connected by the crossed band are running idle.

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  • The poise having arrived at the end of its run and unable to go further, the mitre wheels and the sprocket gearing are stopped, and the two pulleys and the cross belt run idle till the.

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  • The Spaniards made no effort to colonize north-western America or to develop its trade with the Indians, but toward the end of the 18th century the traders of the great British fur companies of the North were gradually pushing overland to the Pacific. Upon the sea, too, the English were not idle.

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  • When abbots dined in their own private hall, the rule of St Benedict charged them to invite their monks to their table, provided there was room, on which occasions the guests were to abstain from quarrels, slanderous talk and idle gossiping.

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  • It roused one of the fits of wild rage to which he was not unfrequently liable; he burst out into ejaculations of wrath, and cursed the cowardly idle servants who suffered their master to be made the laughing-stock of a low-born priest.

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  • He was incorrigibly frivolous, idle and apathetic; his father had given.

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  • That this belief was idle it is now easy enough to see; at the time this was not so obvious.

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  • All sorts of whispers have been circulated by idle or malicious gossip about Burke's first manhood.

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  • " It is an idle and useless thing to make it one's business to study what have been other men's sentiments in matters where only reason is to be judge.

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  • As the king had no power of dissolution, it was an idle form.

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  • In it he chiefly dwells upon the evidence from Scripture in favour of the belief that the soul retains its intelligent consciousness after its separation from the body - passing by questions of philosophical speculation, as tending on such a subject only to minister to an idle curiosity.

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  • In the midst of his sufferings, however, his zeal and energy kept him in continual occupation; when expostulated with for such unseasonable toil, he replied, "Would you that the Lord should find me idle when He comes ?"

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  • Left by the death of his grandfather and uncle the possessor of an independent fortune under his mother's sole guardianship, he was somewhat idle at the university, though he acquitted himself in the examinations with credit; but in his serious years he "could not look back without unfeigned remorse" on the opportunities he had then neglected.

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  • AXHOLME, an island in the north-west part of Lincolnshire, England, lying between the rivers Trent, Idle and Don, and isolated by drainage channels connected with these rivers.

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  • Protestants were weeded out of the army, Protestant officers in particular being superseded by idle Catholics of gentle blood, where they could be found, and in any case by Catholics.

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  • The peasants, moreover, had profited by th~ reduction of the idle landed aristocracy; serfdom had decreased or had been modified; and the free peasants were mor~e prosperous, had reconquered the soil, and were selling their produce at a higher rate while they everywhere paid less exorbitant rents.

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  • for Richelieus policy increased poverty, neglected re its, the toiling and suffering peasants, deserted the cause of the worker1 in order to favor the privileged classes, and left idle and useless that bourgeoisie whose intellectual activity, spirit of discipline, and civil and political culture would have yielded solid support to a monarchy all the stronger for being limited.

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  • Thus regular obedience to an abstract principle was under Mazarin as incomprehensible to the idle and selfish nobility as it had been under Richelicu.

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  • Versailles sterilized all the idle upper classes, exploited the industrious classes by its extravagance, and more and more broke relations between king and kingdom.

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  • The king was idle and pleasure-loving.

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  • So long as honey is being gathered in plenty drones are tolerated, but no sooner does the honey harvest show signs of being over than they are mercilessly killed and cast out of the hive by the workers, after a brief idle life of about four months' duration.

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  • As a member of the council he took an active share in the affairs of the colony, ably seconding the efforts of John Smith to introduce order, industry and system among the motley array of adventurers and idle "gentlemen" of which the little band was composed.

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  • It goes something like this: If everyone is "rich," then doesn't everyone just become the idle rich?

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  • An inner voice tells us we are in the wrong if we are idle.

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  • But it is not good for me to sit idle while you work.

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  • Others use an " idle stop solenoid " that closes the throttle completely to shut of the engine 's air supply.

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  • The role of idle spectator is unworthy of America.

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  • It is probably idle to speculate where we will go on the constitution; in its current form it is certainly off the agenda.

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  • But maybe they will - I am sure that the source of many of their stories is idle speculation on fansites.

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  • The music from one slice of Johnny ' Hammond ' Smith is more fun than any of this idle speculation.

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  • Idle to one quarter throttle This is controlled by pilot jet, air screw and by the cut out in the throttle slide.

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  • Also, a means of implementing an " idle timeout " mechanism, similar to that of Magpie, has yet to be found.

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  • Some of the utterances including idle have an oral twang to them.

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  • If I were not naturally a lazy, idle, good-for-nothing vagabond, I could make it pay me $ 20,000 a year.

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  • How did an idle, talentless, disgruntled wastrel come to terrorize a continent?

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  • A plowman and his great plow, now standing idle in the furrow, had in a day wrought a terrible havoc.

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  • This isn't just idle curiosity on his part.

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  • At a complete idle the car will pull the energy from the electric engine.

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  • Except when you are in traffic, turn off the car if you will be sitting idle for more than thirty seconds.

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  • Turn off your engine instead of letting it idle to save fuel and money and reduce pollution.

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  • Set your computer to go into hibernation mode if it has been idle for a specified period.

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  • The estate sat idle for over 70 years under it was turned over to the Thousands Islands Bridge Authority, who spent millions restoring the property.

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  • Our caterer had ordered a wheelchair when she heard about his injuries, which sat idle at the edge of the grass since Dan preferred to limp rather than roll.

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  • Having blocks of idle time on their hands can make addicts feel bored and stressed, and this can lead to the urge to use again.

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  • After high school, Alba won roles in increasingly successful feature films - 1999's Never Been Kissed, and 2000's Idle Hands, but it was her starring role in the TV series Dark Angel that propelled her to stardom.

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  • Allow the game to idle at the mission selection screen and Pox will make various remarks.

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  • This will keep them safe from the elements as they sit idle.

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  • A screensaver, on the other hand is what appears on a cell phone screen (or on a personal computer's monitor) when a phone or computer sits idle for a certain amount of time.

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  • Another one of the signs of a relationship breaking up can be the simple idle thought: What would it be like with someone else?

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  • Not only is leaving the computer idle for a while each day and taking a brisk walk good for the body, it can also be inspirational.

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  • Is it just idle curiosity or is it something more?

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  • If the idea of leaving your computer running overnight or leaving it idle for long periods of time does not appeal, then there are other services that might be useful.

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  • Leticia rarely had an idle moment - she always found some way to make things go more smoothly and did it all with a smile.

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  • Heavy-duty cleaner: This solution works great for decks that have sat idle during the off-season.

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  • However, the episode was much tamer than Perrin's first appearance in that it did not include glass-shattering screaming and idle threats.

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  • The Empire, meanwhile, has not been idle.

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  • You may not recognize your dog's bark or the idle of your car's engine, but without being told, you probably do recognize the sound of a phaser blast, a transporter powering up, or a communicator flipping open.

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