How to use Imitation in a sentence

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  • Its form is peculiar, and is an imitation of a similar work by Marcianus Capella, De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii.

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  • You're doing a pretty good imitation.

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  • This was in imitation of her mother's crooning to the baby.

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  • He held that Art consists in the faithful imitation of the beautiful in nature.

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  • What is probably a Roman imitation of this work was found in 1583 near the Lateran, and is now in the Uffizi gallery at Florence.

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  • The book is a poor imitation of the ancient Jewish one.

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  • It is a feeble imitation of the canonical apocalypse.

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  • At seventeen he wrote his Vernal Walk in imitation of Thomson.

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  • This form had been ridiculed but now it lost its hold altogether, and was only employed occasionally by way of direct imitation of the antique.

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  • This withdrawal of the head of the state from direct contact with his people was unknown to the Omayyads, and was certainly an imitation of Persian usage; it has even been plausibly conjectured that the name is but the Arabic adaptation of a Persian title.

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  • Lessing was ducal librarian here, and the old library building, designed in 1723 in imitation of the Pantheon at Rome, contains a marble statue of him.

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  • Similarly, the Greek names Kyros, Dareios and Xerxes were as close an imitation aspracticable of the native names of these Persian monarchs.

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  • Soon after the Nicene council, the Jews, in imitation of the Christians, abandoned the cycle of eighty-four years, and adopted that of Meton, by which their lunisolar year is regulated at the present day.

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  • It is stated by D'Herbelot that the era of the Hegira was instituted by Omar, the second caliph, in imitation of the Christian era of the martyrs.

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  • The tomb was opened in 1 774, and on the king's head was found an imitation crown of tin or latten gilt, with trefoils rising from its upper edge.

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  • The verse portions, which are on the whole correct and classically constructed, are in imitation of Varro and are less tiresome.

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  • Most of the imitation jewelry of the United States is produced at Attleboro and North Attleboro, and in Providence, Rhode Island.

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  • In the earlier stages of Spanish colonial history meetings of delegates (procurators) of the town councils, in imitation of the national cortes of Spain, were not uncommon.

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  • The custom of delivering expositions or comments more or less extemporaneous on the lessons of the day at all events passed over soon and readily into the Christian Church, as may be gathered from the first Apology (c. 67) of Justin Martyr, where we read that, in connexion with the practice of reading portions from the collected writings of the prophets and from the memoirs of the apostles, it had by that time become usual for the presiding minister to deliver a discourse in which "he admonishes the people, stirring them up to an imitation of the good works which have been brought before their notice."

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  • Darboy was the author of a number of works, of which the most important are a Vie de St Thomas Becket (1859), a translation of the works of St Denis the Areopagite, and a translation of the Imitation of Christ.

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  • In 1842-1849, King Louis built himself to the west of the town a country house, called the Pompeianum, from its being an imitation of the house of Castor and Pollux at Pompeii.

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  • Written in imitation of the De vitis Caesarum of Suetonius, this is the best contemporary account of the life of Charlemagne, and could only have been written by one who was very intimate with the emperor and his court.

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  • The last ten years of his life were given up to the imitation of Greek poets of the Alexandrian school.

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  • It is a free imitation and in parts a translation of the work of Apollonius of Rhodes, already familiar to the Romans in the popular version of Varro Atacinus.

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  • The whole system of junction stars was doubtless an imitation of the sieu; the choice of them by the Hindu astronomers of the 6th century A.D.

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  • In 1905 an art pottery was established for making "crystal patina" and "robin's egg blue" wares, in imitation, to a certain extent, of old oriental pottery, and Clifton India ware, in imitation of pottery made by the American Indians.

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  • The imitation of Dutch arrangements has been avoided, and the natural advantages of the situation and climate have been turned to account.

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  • The best Italian Latin is but an echo and an imitation; like the painted glass which we put in our churches, it is an anachronism.

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  • In the course of this struggle (and especially after the last episcopal vidomne had left the town in 1526) the municipal authorities of the city greatly developed, a grand conseil of 200 members being set up in imitation of those at Bern and at Fribourg, while within the larger assembly there was a petit conseil of 60 members for more confidential business.

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  • In 1457 we first hear of the Council of the Fifty (re-established in 1502 and later known as the Sixty), and in 1526 of the Council of the Two Hundred (established in imitation of those of Bern and Fribourg), both being summoned in special cases of urgency.

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  • Lucas Goinicki (1527-1603) wrote many historical works, and Dworzanin polski, an imitation of the Cortegiano of Castiglione.

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  • He has left The Game of Chess, an imitation of Vida, and Proporzec albo hold pruski (The Standard or Investiture of Prussia), where he describes the fealty done by Albert of Brandenburg to Sigismund Augustus.

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  • But though the plan shows no imitation of the great Byzantine church, the decorations of the interior (mosaics, frescoes, &c.) do indicate direct Byzantine influence.

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  • In the same century the monastery of Gandersheim, south of Hanover, was the retreat of the learned nun Hroswitha, who celebrated the exploits of Otho in leonine hexameters, and composed in prose six moral and religious plays in imitation of Terence.

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  • In the study of Latin the principal aim of the Italian humanists was the imitation of the style of their classical models.

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  • We have already seen that a strict imitation of Cicero was one of the characteristics of the Italian humanists.

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  • Sturm, in making the imitation of the Latin classics the main aim of instruction.

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  • The movement had its effect on the schools by discouraging the old classical routine of verbal imitation, and giving a new prominence to Greek and to German.

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  • The style of Deuteronomy, when once it had been formed, lent itself readily to imitation; and thus a school of writers, imbued with its spirit, and using its expressions, quickly arose, who have left their mark upon many parts of the Old Testament.

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  • Many species have a feeble voice which resembles a repeated click of the tongue, and their name "gecko" is supposed to be an Indian imitation of the sound.

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  • There are also a large number of distilleries, breweries, and establishments for the manufacture of it pulque," " mescal," and imitation or counterfeited liquors.

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  • Aneau pointed out the obvious inconsistency of inculcating imitation of the ancients and depreciating native poets in a work professing to be a defence of the French language.

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  • Olive, a collection of love-sonnets written in close imitation of Petrarch, first appeared in 1549.

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  • And this rite too the evil demons by way of imitation handed down in the mysteries of Mithras.

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  • The Senates act as courts for the trial of state officers impeached by the house (in imitation of the British House of Lords and the Federal Senate), and have in some states Powers and the function of confirming or refusing appointments Funcons made by the governor.

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  • The design is an imitation of twining and interlaced branches, a marvel of delicacy and grace, and finer than anything of the kind to be found in Agra or Delhi.

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  • While the Eudemian Ethics in a more theological vein emphasizes God, the object of wisdom as the end for which prudence gives its orders, the Nicomachean Ethics in a more humanizing spirit emphasizes wisdom itself, the speculative activity, as that end, and afterwards as the highest happiness, because activity of the divine power of intellect, because an imitation of the activity of God, because most dear to God.

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  • The imitation of the Charlemagne romances is here evident; the Saxons bear names of Saracen origin, and camels and elephants appear on the scene.

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  • That they found favour outside Catholic circles is proved by Thomas Nash's imitation of Mary Magdalen's Tears in Christ's Tears over Jerusalem.

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  • The article known as tussur spun is prepared in exactly the same manner as other spun silks, but its chief use is to make an imitation of sealskin known commercially as silk seal.

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  • The Lay of Orpheus is known to us only through an English imitation; the Lai du cor was composed by Robert Biket, an Anglo-Norman poet of the 12th century (Wulff, Lund, 1888).

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  • Imitation had necessarily to begin with externals, and Peter at once fell foul of the long beards and Oriental costumes which symbolized the arch-conservatism of old Russia.

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  • As the author of the Imitation of Christ put it long ago, " There is no living in love without pain."

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  • In carrying out the regime of Rampolla, which was, in every respect, a bad imitation of that of Antonelli, the Vatican left no stone unturned in its attempt to coerce the conscience of the French royalists; it did not even stop at dishonour, as was evidenced by the case of the unhappy Mgr d'Hulst, who, in order to evade the censorship of his pamphlet on Old Testament criticism, had to abandon both his king and his principles, only to die in exile of a broken heart.

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  • His doctrinal position is explained in his letters to his patron Eusebius, bishop of the imperial city of Nicomedia, and to Alexander of Alexandria, and in the fragments of the poem in which he set forth his dogmas, which bears the enigmatic title of " Thalia " (06XECa), used in Homer, in the sense of " a goodly banquet," most unjustly ridiculed by Athanasius as an imitation of the licentious style of the drinking-songs of the Egyptian Sotades (270 B.C.).

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  • Fancy cotton goods are of great variety, and many of them have trade names that are used temporarily or occasion produced on the surface of the cloth by needles placed in a sliding frame; lustre, a light dress material with a lustrous face sometimes made with a cotton warp and woollen weft; zephyr, a light, coloured dress material usually in small patterns; bobbinnet, a machine-made fabric, originally an imitation of lace made with bobbins on a pillow.

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  • This threefold succession is apparently an imitation or a debased form of the ancient legend of heavenly, earthly and human rulers, which was carried into Persia and China, and from the latter country into Japan and Tibet - the relative number of kings being altered in the last-named countries to suit local convenience and the small amount of truth which they contain.

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  • One on the history of Oleg, the more or less legendary Varangian, who was guardian to the son of Rurik, was described by her as an "imitation of Shakespeare."

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  • The exact imitation of the style of the genuine classics was the highest perfection at which he aimed.

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  • Again, several species of this order have become profoundly modified in form in imitation of inedible beetles.

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  • This shield if shaped in such a manner as to resemble closely the body of an ant, the median portion of the shield being deeply constricted in imitation of the waist and the terminal portion sub-globular like the abdomen of the ant.

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  • In the Hemipterous group of the Rhynchota ant-mimicry is illustrated by the larva of a British species of Reduviidae (Nabis lativentris) in which the forepart of the abdomen is furnished on each side with a patch of white hairs leaving a central narrow dark portion in imitation of the waist of the ant; and also by an East African species (Myrmoplasta mira) which in its general form exhibits a close resemblance to an ant (Polyrrhacis gagates) which occurs in the same neighbourhood.

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  • Shortly after, in conjunction with his friends the Verris, he formed a literary society, and began to publish a small journal, in imitation of the Spectator, called Il Cafe.

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  • Casa is chiefly remarkable as the leader of a reaction in lyric poetry against the universal imitation of Petrarch, and as the originator of a style, which, if less soft and elegant, was more nervous and majestic than that which it replaced.

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  • Its fertility was famous in ancient times, and still more the red pottery made of the local clay, with its imitation of chased silver.

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  • With regard to Ecgbert the word is doubtless given as a title in imitation of its earlier use, and the same remark applies to its use in ZEthelstan's charter.

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  • The skins that are not perfectly white are dyed jet black, dark or light smoke, violet-blue, blue-grey, and also in imitation of the drab shades of the natural blue.

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  • A great many are dyed black and brown, in imitation of bear, and are used largely in the western parts of the United States and Canada for sleigh and carriage rugs.

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  • In Paris, too, they obtain beautiful results in the "topping" or colouring Russian sables and the Germans are particularly successful in dyeing Persian lambs black and foxes in all blue, grey, black and smoke colours and in the insertion of white hairs in imitation of the real silver fox.

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  • Behind it is a larger church, which was begun for the Benedictines about I i 50, from the designs of a French architect, in imitation of the Cluniac church at Paray-le-Monial, but never carried beyond the spring of the vaulting.

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  • Paisley has been an important manufacturing centre since the beginning of the 18th century, but the earlier linen, lawn and silk-gauze industries have become extinct, and even the famous Paisley shawls (imitation cashmere), the sale of which at one time exceeded i,000,000 yearly in value, have ceased to be woven.

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  • In January 1749 he published The Vanity of Human Wishes, an excellent imitation of the tenth satire of Juvenal, for which he received fifteen guineas.

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  • Among the Franks and Burgundians we find monolithic sarcophagi in imitation of the Romans, and in other districts sarcophagi were constructed out of several blocks of stonethe so-called Plattengraber.

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  • Here they readily imbibed the ideas of Louis XIV.-, and in a short time nearly every petty court in Germany was a feeble imitation of Versailles.

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  • Even before the Seven Years War there were signs that the German people were beginning to tire of incessant imitation of France, for in literature they welcomed the early efforts of Klopstock, Wieland and Lessing; but the movement received a powerful impulse from the great deeds of Frederick.

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  • The violence with which it was conducted, coming, as it did, from the highest circles of the Prussian nobility, appeared almost an imitation of Socialist methods; but the emperor, with his wonted energy, personally rebuked the leaders, and warned them that the opposition of Prussian nobles to their king was a monstrosity.

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  • The bill was strongly opposed by the Radicals; the Centre was divided; but the very strong personal influence of the emperor, supported by an agitation of the newly-formed Flottenverein (an imitation of the English Navy League), so influenced public opinion that the opposition broke down.

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  • The Young Czechs could not take their place; their Radical and anti-clerical tendencies alarmed the Feudalists and Clericalists who formed so large a part of the Right; they attacked the alliance with Germany; they made public demonstration of their French sympathies; they entered into communication with other Slav races, especially the Serbs of Hungary and Bosnia; they demanded universal suffrage, and occasionally supported the German Radicals in their opposition to the Clerical parties, especially in educational matters; under their influence disorder increased in Bohemia, a secret society called the Umladina (an imitation of the Servian society of that name) was discovered, and stringent measures had to be taken to preserve order.

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  • The third period (1000-50o B.C.) in its first phase (1000-700) shows a continual increase of the introduction of objects of Greek origin; the pottery is at first imported geometric, and then vases of local imitation appear.

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  • This was in imitation of the Macedonian leaders who divided the dominion of Alexander.

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  • Even the barbarian courts, their neighbours or vassals, were swayed by the dominant fashion to imitation.

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  • But the work which gained him his reputation as the Homer of Rome, and which called forth the admiration of Cicero and Lucretius and frequent imitation from Virgil, was the Annales, a long narrative poem in eighteen books, containing the record of the national story from mythical times to his own.

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  • Flint axes were made in imitation of metal in the XIIth Dynasty (9).

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  • He is said at this time to have started (in imitation of Abmad Ibn Tulun) a variety of vexatious enactments similar to those afterwards associated with the name of Hgkim, e.g.

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  • Bandello's novels are esteemed the best of those written in imitation of the Decameron, though Italian critics find fault with them for negligence and inelegance of style.

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  • In Gymnosperms we have seeds, and the carpels may become modified and close around these, as in Pinus, during the process of ripening to form an imitation of a box-like fruit which subsequently opening allows the seeds to escape; but there is never in them the closed ovary investing from the outset the ovules, and ultimately forming the ground-work of the fruit.

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  • Before he died a tide of intellectual life was rising all about him; yet he failed to recognize it, declined to give Lessing even the small post of royal librarian, and thought Gotz von Berlichingen a vulgar imitation of vulgar English models.

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  • The original city of Seleucus was laid out in imitation of the "gridiron" plan of Alexandria by the architect, Xenarius.

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  • The mannerism, which has been attributed to an imitation of Jean Paul, appeared to Carlyle himself to be derived rather from the phrases current in his father's house, and in any case gave an appropriate dialect for the expression of his peculiar idiosyncrasy.

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  • Both in Europe, and in all Indian thought except the Buddhist, souls, and the gods who are made in imitation of souls, are considered as exceptions.

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  • In his first two chapters he gives an account of the birth and childhood of St John the Baptist and of our Lord Himself, gathered perhaps directly from the traditions of the Holy Family, and written in close imitation of the sacred stories of the Old Testament which were familiar to him in their Greek translation.

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  • He went to Rome in Winckelmann's footsteps; it was the antique he sought, and his interest in the artists of the Renaissance was virtually restricted to their imitation of classic models.

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  • The activity of the association takes the form partly of giving gratuitous advice, partly of experimental attempts, and partly of model works for imitation.

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  • In the domain of bronze and imitation bronze statuary the originality of the French is absolutely unrivalled.

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  • The Nabataean type starts from the simple pylon-tomb with a door set in a tower crowned by a parapet ornament, in imitation of the front of a dwelling-house; then, after passing through various stages, the full Nabataean type is reached, retaining all the native features and at the same time exhibiting characteristics which are partly Egyptian and partly Greek.

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  • The de Legibus, a sequel to this work in imitation of Plato's Laws, is drawn largely from Chrysippus.

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  • This extreme individualism he qualified only in two respects, he admitted a principle of imitation, the influence of bad example, habit and customs, may be inherited and communicated.

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  • The transmission is not by imitation, but by propagation.

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  • Within half a dozen years no fewer than fifty-four new prisons were built on the Pentonville plan, which now began to serve generally as a "model" for imitation, not in England alone, but all over the world.

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  • The Michaelskirche, attached to it, is a small round church built, in imitation of the Holy Sepulchre, in 822 and restored in 1853.

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  • Acquisition supplanted invention; imitation of classical authors suppressed originality of style.

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  • Therefore there was narrow scope for imitation, and the right spirit of humanism displayed itself in a passionate study of perspective, nature and the nude.

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  • Academies in imitation of Italian institutions came into existence, the two most conspicuous, named after the Rhine and the Danube, holding their headquarters respectively at Heidelberg and Vienna.

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  • The revival of learning produced in Spain no slavish imitation as it did in Italy, no formal humanism, and, it may be added, very little of fruitful scholarship. The Renaissance here, as in England, displayed essential qualities of intellectual freedom, delight in life, exultation over rediscovered earth and man.

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  • The first period of the English Renaissance was one of imitation and assimilation.

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  • It is probably of southern origin, and can hardly be supposed to be even an imitation of Cadmon.

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  • In one, a large circular tomb, were found three sepulchral couches in stone, carved in imitation of wood, and a fine statuette in bronze of Ajax committing suicide.

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  • A rigid orthodoxy is sustained by means of purblind imitation assisted by no little persecution.

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  • These are P. megapodius, called El Turco by the natives, which is noticeable for its ungainly appearance and awkward gait; the P. albicollis, which inhabits barren hillsides and is called tapacollo from the manner of carrying its tail turned far forward over its back; the P. rubecula, of Chiloe, a small timid denizen of the gloomy forest, called the cheucau or chuca, whose two or three notes are believed by the superstitious natives to be auguries of impending success or disaster; and an allied species (Hylactes Tarnii, King) called the guid-guid or barking bird, whose cry is a close imitation of the yelp of a small dog.

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  • With George Richard Crooks (1822-1897), his colleague at Dickinson College and in1880-1897professor of historical theology at Drew Seminary, McClintock edited several elementary textbooks in Latin and Greek (of which some were republished in Spanish), based on the pedagogical principle of "imitation and constant repetition."

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  • The central block, in imitation of the emperor Jahangir's tomb, contains the bed on which the Guru, after dying at will and coming back to life several times, ultimately died outright; it is an object of great veneration.

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  • And yet it is this placid kindly fresh-coloured old man who has come down to us as the author of that book the Imitation of Christ, which has been translated into more languages than any other book save the Bible, and which has moved the hearts of so many men of all nations, characters and conditions of life.

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  • On the controversy as to the author of the Imitatio, see the article IMITATION OF CHRIST.

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  • These salts crystallize out when the water is partially evaporated and may be used with hot water at home, the best imitation of the Carlsbad water being obtained by mixing with hot water the powdered Carlsbad salts (pulverformig), which contain all the constituents of the natural water.

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  • Numerous other institutions have been started in Great Britain in imitation of Dr Walther's with a considerable amount of success.

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  • Artificial groups, formed in imitation of the family, discharged the duties which the family was no longer able, and the state was not yet able, to undertake.

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  • From the 16th century to the 18th many artistic handicrafts were practised by the Portuguese in imitation of the fine pottery, cabinetwork, embroideries, &c., which they imported from India and Persia.

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  • His Amphitryons is a free imitation of the Latin, yet thoroughly national in spirit and cast in the popular redondilha; the dialogue is spirited, the situations comic. King Seleucus derives from Plutarch and has a prose prologue of real interest for the history of the stage, while Filodemo is a clever tragi-comedy in verse with prose dialogues interspersed.

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  • During a short period (1845-1850) an imitation of Etruscan ware was also produced with figures of rich red colour over a body of black.

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  • Of the former nineteen city gates only one remains, the Brandenburg Gate (1789-1793), an imitation of the Propylaea at Athens.

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  • The cathedral, one of the largest and most perfect specimens of the Renaissance style in Germany, was built in1614-1668by the Italian architect Santino Solari, in imitation of St Peter's at Rome.

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  • Visits to the Iles d'Hieres, and the composition of a fish sauce in imitation of the ancient garum, which he sent to his friend Etienne Dolet, are associated, not very certainly, with his stay at Montpellier, which, lasting rather more than a year at first, was renewed at intervals for several years.

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  • Occam was a sincere Franciscan, and believed with his master that salvation was won through rigid imitation of Jesus in His poverty and obedience, and up to his days it had always been possible for Franciscans to follow the rules of their founder within his order.'

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  • What is remarkable is that the swords not only show the design of the cross in the shape of the handle, but also in tracery what is believed to be an imitation of the Svastika, that ancient Aryan symbol which was probably the first to be made with a definite intention and a consecutive meaning.

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  • In the autumn he returned to England and spent his time in writing his Salmonia or Days of Flyfishing, an imitation of The Compleat Angler.

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  • In style they are an imitation of the Pisan.

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  • A most singular habit possessed by this bird is that of rising in the air and soaring there in circles at an immense altitude, uttering at intervals the very loud cry of which its local name is an imitation.

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  • It remained undisturbed till the night of the 22nd of November, when a band of about 40 men dressed as Indians, in imitation of the Boston party, broke into the cellar and made a bonfire of the tea.

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  • Of the secular buildings in Wurzburg the most conspicuous is the palace, a huge and magnificent edifice built in1720-1744in imitation of Versailles, and formerly the residence of the bishops and grand-dukes of Wiirzburg.

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  • The artificial wing recommended by Pettigrew is a more exact imitation of nature than either of the foregoing.

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  • He controlled the movements of the wings, and made them strike downwards and forwards in imitation of natural wings.

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  • This reproduced the structure of a bird with almost servile imitation, save that traction was obtained by two screw-propellers.

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  • Nicola in the village contains a remarkable staurotheca of the Ilth (?) century, and a wooden triptych in imitation of the Byzantine style with enamels of the 13th century.

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  • A series of the apes, arranged from lower to higher orders, shows gradations from a brain little higher that that of a rat, to a brain like a small and imperfect imitation of a man's; and the greatest structural break in the series lies not between man and the manlike apes, but between the apes and monkeys on one side, and the lemurs on the other.

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  • Such a model, properly constructed, that is to say, with the vesicles of the foam microscopic in size, is a marvellous imitation of the appearance of protoplasm, being distinguishable from it only by a greater symmetry.

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  • Among the numerous Jewish synagogues, the largest is that of the Portuguese Jews (1670), which is said to be an imitation of the temple of Solomon.

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  • San Francesco di Paolo, opposite the royal palace, is an imitation of the Pantheon at Rome by Pietro Bianchi di Lugano (1815-1837), and its dome is one of the boldest in Europe.

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  • His Pantheisticon, sive formula celebrandae sodalitatis socraticae, of which he printed a few copies for private circulation only, gave great offence as a sort of liturgic service made up of passages from heathen authors, in imitation of the Church of England liturgy.

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  • It was, in some degree, an imitation of Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea, and its plot, which was derived from Hawthorne's American Note-Books, is even simpler than that of the German poem, not to say much more touching.

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  • In 1854 hejresigned his professorship. In the following year he gave to the world the Indian Edda, The Song of Hiawatha, a conscious imitation, both in subject and metre, of the Finnish epic, the Kalevala, with which he had become acquainted during his second visit to Europe.

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  • Other works of Guevara are the Decada de los Cesares (Valladolid, 1539), or "Lives of the Ten Roman Emperors," in imitation of the manner of Plutarch and Suetonius; and the Epistolas familiares (Valladolid, 1 5391 545), sometimes called "The Golden Letters," often printed in Spain, and translated into all the principal languages of Europe.

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  • The town gives its name to the "fur" called "astrakhan," the skin of the new-born Persian lamb, and so to an imitation in rough woollen cloth.

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  • It was a period of religious revival, and of reaction against abuses that followed in the wake of the feudal system; and this religious movement was informed by a new mysticism - a mysticism that fixed its attention mainly on the humanity of Christ and found its practical expression in the imitation of His life.

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  • The origin of these games was generally attributed to Romulus; but by some they were considered an imitation of the Arcadian ilroroKpisrECa introduced by Evander.

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  • When and how the art was introduced is obscure, but there are notices of it as early as the 11th century; and in 1250 Christoforo Briani attempted the imitation of agate and chalcedony.

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  • From the labours of his pupil Miotto sprang that branch of the glass trade which is concerned with the imitation of gems. In the 15th century the first crystals were made, and in the 17th the various gradations of coloured and iridescent glass were invented, together with the composition called " aventurine "; the manufacture of beads is now a main branch of the trade.

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  • The most famous statue of him is the Apollo Belvidere in the Vatican (found at Frascati, 1455), an imitation belonging to the early imperial period of a bronze statue representing him, with aegis in his left hand, driving back the Gauls from his temple at Delphi (27 9 B.C.), or, according to another view, fighting with the Pythian dragon.

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  • In this resolution he persevered for six years, during which he worked at a verse translation of the Imitation of Christ (finished in 1656), at his three Discourses on Dramatic Poetry, and at the Examens which are usually printed at the end of his plays.

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  • The triviality of these rites is ill concealed by the legends of the sa'y of Hagar and of the tawaf being first performed by Adam in imitation of the circuit of the angels about the throne of God; the meaning of their ceremonies seems to have been almost a blank to the Arabs before Islam, whose religion had become a mere formal tradition.

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  • In the Greek world thirty was a usual age in the 4th century for persons to be baptized, in imitation of Christ.

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  • His intimacy with foreigners and his imitation of their ways were sufficient to rouse fanaticism and create dissatisfaction.

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  • In imitation of the English order of the Garter, he established the knightly order of the Star, and celebrated its festivals with great display.

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  • The imitation of the fine style of that magnificent writer but bad patriot is admirable.

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  • The Persians of Aeschylus (472) was an imitation of the Phoenissae.

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  • Gradually there came to be facing each other a great political Christendom, whose rulers were statesmen, with aims and policy of a worldly type, and a religious Christendom, full of the ideas of separation from the world by self-sacrifice and of participation in the benefits of Christ's work by an ascetic imitation.

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  • So far, however, there is no ethical difference between Christian faith and that of Judaism, or its later imitation, Mahommedanism; except that the personal affection of loyal trust is peculiarly stirred by the blending of human and divine natures in Christ, and the rule of duty impressively taught by the manifestation of his perfect life.

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  • The last part, Hattatal, a treatise on metre, was written for Earl Skuli about 1222, in imitation of Earl Rognvald and Hall's Hattalykill (Clavis metrica) of 1150.

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  • The Banda-manna saga (1050-1060), the only comedy among the sagas, is also a northern tale; it relates the struggles of a plebeian who gets a chieftancy against the old families of the neighbourhood, whom he successfully outwits; Ol-kofra pattr is a later imitation of it in the same humorous strain.

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  • The architecture is a peculiar and debased imitation of classic style, attributed by architects to the 2nd century A.D.

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  • It was customary to indicate by marks those passages which were especially useful for study or imitation.

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  • Several mints had been established since Richard of York's time; the standards varied and imitation was easy.

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  • In 419 B.C. the town was, by the advice of Alcibiades, connected with its harbour by long walls in imitation of those at Athens.

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  • Thus amyl acetate is used as an imitation of the jargonelle-pear flavour; amyl valerate replaces apple flavour, and a mixture of ethyl and propyl butyrates yields the so-called pine-apple flavour.

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  • A suitcase was open on a rack by the door and an imitation leather briefcase stood next to it.

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  • The Swiss produced imitation batik in the early 1940s.

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  • A madrigal proper is usually very contrapuntal, with much use of imitation. this makes all the voices equally important.

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  • The audio clips have been taken from the band's live DVD titled " Playing the Imitation " .

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  • Section 17(1) requires " use " or " attempt to use " a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest.

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  • This instrument takes flattery to new heights of imitation.

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  • The raid uncovered one stun-gun, one tear-gas canister and one imitation handgun that fired blanks.

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  • Which is a roundabout way of saying I'm about to pinch Mark's idea and attempt a pale imitation of it here.

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  • It can be a bit like early flicks with people doing a passable imitation of Charlie Chaplin.

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  • Not that these hints of Chandler in any way suggest slavish imitation.

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  • Now renamed simply Hancock, the season was overall a pale imitation of its former glory.

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  • He hissed through his teeth, in unconscious imitation of a popular favorite in melodrama, " Him shall she never wed!

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  • Sajid Humayun Imitation, tutoring and tool-use in human infancy.

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  • In blackwood with imitation ivory mounts Made in Eire.

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  • These and other fireplaces in the house have splayed brick jambs, plastered and painted in imitation of marble.

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  • Others think that motor mimicry is primitive empathy and if we could explain imitation we would be on the way to explaining empathy.

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  • In any case, such imitation seems surprisingly rare except in a modeling experiment using specially prepared videos.

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  • Even in the existing versions of the letters, translated from the lost originals and retranslated from this translation of a text which was probably destroyed in 1603 by order of King James on his accession to the English throne - even in these possibly disfigured versions, the fiery pathos of passion, the fierce and piteous fluctuations of spirit between love and hate, hope and rage and jealousy, have an eloquence apparently beyond the imitation or invention of art (see Casket Letters 1).

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  • It is a good conductor of heat, and therefore feels colder to the touch than glass and imitation stones.

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  • In his thirty-three dramas, sparkling comedies in prose, more or less in imitation of Moliere, he has left his most important positive legacy to literature.

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  • I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.

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  • I shall assume that she has the normal child's capacity of assimilation and imitation.

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  • Wear cotton gloves when handling to avoid tarnishing when working with silver or imitation gold, or rub talcum powder on your hands.

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  • Imitation tortoiseshell is likely to be cellulose nitrate (which smells of camphor).

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  • It is important you use PURE vanilla not imitation.

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  • Although her apartment did not have a fireplace, Shelby built an imitation mantel to place on the wall for aesthetic appeal.

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  • By three to six months, an infant will begin creating sounds through imitation of language patterns around him.

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  • Pearl types include imitation, natural, freshwater, and cultured.

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  • Imitation pearls are practically valueless and mainly used in theatrical costuming.

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  • You should beware of imitation birthstones.

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  • The reason it's so important to find a trusted jewelry dealer is because he will be able to help you steer clear of imitation gemstones.

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  • Beware of composite birthstone jewelry-this is jewelry that's made primarily of big chunks of imitation stone.

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  • These traditional briefcases are being replaced by lighter, soft-body varieties made from leather, imitation leather or vinyl.

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  • The industrial revolution led to a revolution in interior decorating, and for the Victorians, high style was all about the appearance of luxury, whether real or imitation.

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  • With a variety of products available at as little as $7 a tan, many people are trying an imitation tan at home.

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  • An imitation might smell slightly different, but still be pleasing.

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  • No doubt, you've heard the saying, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

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  • Shoppers often stroll through the store just to experience the Southern California atmosphere made complete with imitation beach shacks, shuttered windows, boardwalks, and deep colored walls.

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  • Enlist the help of a crafty friend and embellish ho-hum discount items with glitzy stones, white feathers or sprays of imitation pearls.

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  • Whether they are real or imitation, you can never go wrong with the sparkle of diamonds.

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  • Consult the list before purchasing your dress because there are imitation or counterfeit Maggie Sottero designs that may not offer the same perfect fit or quality of an original design.

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  • These imitation products will not last nearly as long as the original, and they won't have the rich, quality look that the true products possess.

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  • Despite harsh initial reviews by music critics who felt the group was largely a poor imitation of the popular grunge style of that era, fans in the San Diego club scene began to take notice.

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  • You can also get your amp with either tweed covering or black imitation leather, and there is also a combo amp.

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  • Why would you choose an imitation wood or stone floor when you can have the real thing?

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  • Synthetic or imitation rubies are also available usually at considerably lower costs.

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  • The seal was developed to prevent imitation lenses from being sold, mainly in China.

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  • Flea markets in large cities and foreign countries are also known for their imitation shades.

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  • For many ardent sports fans, the imitation of wearing the same brand of shades may be the ultimate form of flattery.

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  • At Maximum Eyewear, you'll find imitation Halcyon goggles for $45.00.

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  • Second, because the imitation styles are so much cheaper, customers are able to purchase more than one pair, and that means that you have the opportunity to change your look whenever you feel like it.

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  • In light of that fact, it's easy to see why some may prefer to go the imitation route, and once you see what is currently available on the market, you might heartily agree!

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  • Imitation Oakleys are a good way to get an expensive look for just a little bit of cash.

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  • You may have a store in your local mall where you can purchase imitation Oakleys.

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  • Overlimitz is a site worth checking out if you are interested in ordering wholesale imitation Oakleys.

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  • Two specific types of complex motor tics that often cause parents concern are copropraxia, in which the tic involves a vulgar or obscene gesture, and echopraxia, in which the tic is a spontaneous imitation of someone else's movements.

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  • Although crying is a child's primary means of communication at birth, language immediately begins to develop via repetition and imitation.

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  • It is focused on three skills areas, play, motor imitation, and joint attention, that are associated with autism.

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  • Dancers share their work to motivate and bring art to the world, and at times, imitation truly is the greatest form of flattery.

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  • Learning the dance can be done without either just trying to learn it by imitation, or going all the way into taking jazz and hip hop classes.

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  • This can be very effective for simply getting a grounding in the overall movement vocabulary, to polish up later with more exact imitation.

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  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

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  • Many couples who are looking for unique stones may consider the black jewels, but they should be aware of potential scams related to imitation stones before making a purchase.

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  • Imitation pearls do not reflect light in the same manner as natural pearls; they are slightly duller, with a flat, matte finish.

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  • Real pearls have a smooth, consistent texture even when viewed under magnification; imitation pearls may have bumps, grains, or other texturing.

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  • At the same time, an imitation black pearl is a good option for couples on a budget.

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  • For decades, cubic zirconia has endured a reputation as a low quality, low value imitation diamond, but Ziamond, a world leader in exquisitely pure cubic zirconia, is changing that misconception.

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  • Many celebrity rings are available as inexpensive replicas, using cubic zirconia or other imitation stones set in cheaper metals.

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  • Unlike imitation diamonds such as cubic zirconia or cleverly cut quartz, artificial diamonds are real diamonds, they just form through a more controlled, supervised process.

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  • Imitation black pearls are also available, either cultured or dyed.

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  • Some consumers consider lab-created and other synthetic and imitation diamonds to be fake, even if they share the same physical and chemical properties as naturally mined stones.

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  • You may consider an imitation diamond ring for many reasons.

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  • Imitation diamonds allow them to enjoy the look of a diamond without compromising a political viewpoint.

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  • Whatever your reason for selecting an imitation diamond, you should feel confident that it is the right choice for you and your fiancée.

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  • When shopping for imitation diamonds, it is important to learn how to recognize quality rings.

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  • Since imitation rings vary in value so much, try to see a ring in person whenever possible.

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  • If you choose an imitation diamond ring, you will be able to choose from many beautiful rings that can last for years to come.

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  • While many antique and traditional designs are still created and mimicked today, they are often a poor imitation of the original.

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  • There are also many imitation black pearls that have been dyed to resemble Tahitian pearls.

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  • Quality imitation dark pearls can be an affordable option for a beautiful ring.

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  • Learning how to tell the difference between real pearls and imitation pearls can also help couples find genuine pearl rings.

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  • Since many dark and black imitation pearls are marketed as Tahitian pearls, couples should learn how to recognize genuine Tahitian pearls before making a purchase.

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  • A real pearl has a substantial weight, while an imitation pearl is very light.

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  • When investigating a used bag, however, it is vital to verify its authenticity to avoid paying for an imitation or counterfeit purse.

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  • Therefore it is no surprise that there are many imitation Chanel products on the market.

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  • Imitation hardware is extremely lightweight by contrast.

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  • An imitation material is not always guaranteed to stand the test of time.

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  • Dried leaves, fake pumpkins and imitation gourds are the perfect materials to use for some crafting activities.

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  • This could be gold coins (imitation of course), small pieces of candy, or other inexpensive items.

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  • Contenders for the best top chick movies out there include Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Beaches, Sabrina, Grey Gardens, and Imitation of Life.

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  • Imitation boots are not made from the same high-grade material as the originals.

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  • Under the influence of Archbishop Chicheley, who had himself founded two colleges in imitation of Wykeham, and Thomas Bekynton, king's secretary and privy seal, and other Wyke - hamists, Henry VI., on the 11th of October 1440, founded, in imitation of Winchester College, "a college in the parish church of Eton by Windsor not far from our birthplace," called the King's College of the Blessed Mary of Eton by Windsor, as "a sort of first-fruits of his taking the government on himself."

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  • This bird is exported in large numbers to northern China, where it is much prized on account of its extraordinary power of imitation.

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  • The authors of the Augustan age are unduly depreciated, while Ennius, Plautus, Laberius, Sallust are held up as models of imitation.

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  • One variety forms the ground of a very good imitation of porphyry; and there is a dull semi-transparent red which, when light is passed through it, appears to be of a dull green hue.

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  • Enamel and gilding were freely used, in imitation no doubt of the muchadmired vessels brought from Damascus.

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  • That peculiar kind of glass usually called schmelz, an imperfect imitation of calcedony, was also made at Venice in the 15th century.

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  • In the manufacture of ornamental glass the leading idea in China seems to be the imitation of natural stones.

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  • Its formal, straight streets, crossing one another regularly at right angles, and its uniform, two-storeyed houses were built in imitation of the Dutch style, under the direction of Jeronimo, marquis de Grimaldi (1716-1788), ambassador of Charles III.

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  • Although he was at first on good terms with Aristophanes, their relations subsequently became strained, and they accused each other, in most virulent terms, of imitation and plagiarism.

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  • Even imitation of the style of the Talmud has also been accounted sacrilege.

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  • In many passages his work gives the impression of being not so much an imitation of the ancient Germanic epic, as a genuine example of it, though concerned with the deeds of other heroes than those of Germanic tradition.

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  • On the other hand Ibn ul-Mo`tazz (son of the caliph) was the writer of brilliant occasional verse, free of all imitation.

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  • The Siegestor (or gate of victory) is a modern imitation of the arch of Constantine at Rome, while the stately Propylaea, built in 1854-1862, is a reproduction of the gates of the Athenian Acropolis.

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  • The English garden (Englischer Garten), to the north-east of the town, is 600 acres in extent, and was laid out by Count Rumford in imitation of an English park.

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  • Lancelot, son of Ban king of Brittany, a creation of chivalrous romance, who only appears in Arthurian literature under French influence, known chiefly from his amour with Guinevere, perhaps in imitation of the story of Tristan and Iseult.

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  • He was called "Xenophon the younger" from his imitation of that writer, and he even speaks of himself as Xenophon.

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  • He fought against all imitation as such, and bade German writers be true to themselves and their national antecedents.

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  • At the outset of his career he occupied himself mostly with landscapes and paintings of animals, executed with extraordinary detail in imitation of the prevailing taste of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; but in 1857, while on a visit to the West of England, he made his first attempts as a sea-painter.

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  • A variety of the cuckoo called hototogisu (Cuculus poliocephalus) in imitation of the sound of its voice, is heard as an accompaniment of the uguisu, and there are also three other species, the kakkodori (Cuculus canorus), the Isutsu-dori (C. himalayanus), and the masuhakari, orju-ichi (C. hyperythrus).

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  • During the long apprenticeship that educated Japanese serve to acquire the power of writing with the brush the complicated characters borrowed from Chinese, they unconsciously cultivate the habit of minute observation and the power of accurate imitation, and with these the delicacy of touch and freedom of hand which only long practice can give.

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  • The strength of Meicli, Sessh, Motonobu and Tanyu gave place to a more or less slavish imitation of the old Japanese painters and their Chinese exemplars, till the heirs to the splendid traditions of the great masters preserved little more than their conventions and shortcomings.

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  • It was a farmers son named OkyO, trained in his youth to paint in the Chinese manner, who was first bold enough to adopt as a canon what his predecessors had only admitted under rare exceptions, the principle of an exact imitation of nature.

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  • The other pre-revolutionary magazines were the Boston American Magazine (1743-1747), in imitation of the London Magazine; the Boston Weekly Magazine (1743); the Christian History (1743-1744); the New York Independent Reflector (1752-1754); the Boston New England Magazine (1758-1760), a collection of fugitive pieces; the Boston Royal American Magazine (1774-1775); and the Pennsylvania Magazine (1775-1776), founded by Robert Aitken, with the help of Thomas Paine.

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  • The instruction and persuasion which St Bernard favoured found little imitation.

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  • Burke wrote his Vindication of Natural Society in imitation of Bolingbroke's style, but in refutation of his principles; and in the Reflections on the French Revolution he exclaims, "Who now reads Bolingbroke, who ever read him through?"

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  • It was natural that warning voices should then be raised in the Church against secular tendencies, that the wellknown counsels about the imitation of Christ should be held up in their literal strictness before worldly Christians.

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  • If the essence of Christianity is winnowed down to a bare imitation of the Man Jesus, and his religion is accepted as Buddhists accept the religion of Buddha, still it cannot be denied that the early Christians put their trust in Christ rather than his religion.

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  • More than once, in letters to his friend Vettori, no less than in the pages of the Principe, Machiavelli afterwards expressed his belief that Cesare Borgia's behaviour in the conquest of provinces, the cementing of a new state out of scattered elements, and the dealing with false friends or doubtful allies, was worthy of all commendation and of scrupulous imitation.

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  • The preparations in imitation of the natural black and silver sorts are very good and attractive.

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  • Art, so widespread in the wealthy villas of Gaul, contented itself with imitation, produced nothing original and remained mediocre.

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  • Chi-nan Fu was formerly famous for its manufacture of silks and of imitation precious stones.

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  • The contemporary worshipper, however, wants the language of worship to sound spontaneous, because he values spontaneity over imitation.

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  • It is important you use pure vanilla not imitation.

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  • We might mislead ourselves if we interpreted this expression as referring to moral goodness; on the other hand, Plato more than most of the Greeks thinks of moral virtue as an imitation of God.

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  • The view which denies the Pauline authorship of Ephesians has to suppose the existence of a great literary artist and profound theologian, able to write an epistle worthy of Paul at his best, who, without betraying any recognizable motive, presented to the world in the name of Paul an imitation of Colossians, incredibly laborious and yet superior to the original in literary workmanship and power of thought, and bearing every appearance of earnest sincerity.

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  • Constructed and written in almost slavish imitation of Virgil, employing for medium a very unsuitable vehicle - the Alexandrine couplet (as reformed and rendered monotonous for dramatic purposes) - and animated neither by enthusiasm for the subject nor by real understanding thereof, it could not but be an unsatisfactory performance.

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  • Lessing had given the first impetus to the formation of a national literature by exposing the folly of the current imitation of French writers.

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  • In the French drama an unimaginative imitation of ancient models had long prevailed; even in art Poussin and Le Sueur were successful by expressing a bias in the same direction; and in the first years of the revolutionary movement the fashion of imitating the ancients even in dress and manners went to the most extravagant length.

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  • Both of these papal secretaries were mentioned in complimentary terms by Erasmus in his celebrated dialogue, the Ciceronianus (1528), in which no less than one hundred and six Ciceronian scholars of all nations are briefly and brilliantly reviewed, the slavish imitation of Cicero denounced, and the law laid down that " to speak with propriety we must adapt ourselves to the age in which we live - an age that differs entirely from that of Cicero."

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  • Concurrently fraudulent imitation has regrettably increased.

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  • The name is an imitation of the shrill barking neigh of the animal, "oug-ga, oug-ga," the last syllable very much prolonged; it is also commonly applied to the bonnte-quagga, or Burchell's zebra (see Horse and Zebra) .

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  • This comitia must originally have been composed exclusively of patricians; but there is reason to believe that, at an early period of the Republic, it had, in imitation of the centuriate organization, come to include plebeians (see Curia).

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  • His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.

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  • I can only say in reply, "This is due to habitual imitation and practice! practice! practice!"

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  • During the speech, Jake performed an imitation of the Troop Leader by pulling back his cheeks and his nose, causing the other three boys to stifle their laughter in their hands.

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  • Imitation Uggs come in a variety of different boxes.

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  • While there have always been critics of David Beckham's tattoos, there are also plenty who choose to flatter him through imitation.

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  • Babies are wired for doing lots of imitation, and they should pounce on the opportunity to exchange coos, stinging tongues out and doing the usual baby-parent routine.

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  • Toys that focus on cooperative play can be an effective way to promote the development of skills like sharing, turn taking, communication, and imitation.

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  • They installed coils and an imitation nuclear reactor on the back of the vehicle, along with two large rear vents.

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  • Schifflimachine -- Invented in the 1860s, this machine led to the production of imitation lace.

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  • It is a modern take on imitation flowers.

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  • These classes do not appear in Egypt before the 2nd century; Strack conjectures that they were created in imitation of the Seleucid court.

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  • The Latin text is much shorter than the Welsh, but we do not know whether this abridgment was made on purpose, or whether the translation is an imitation of an earlier text.

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  • The Mithraic temples of Roman times were artificial grottoes (spelaea) wholly or partially underground, in imitation of the original selcuded mountain caverns of Asia.

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  • Some aren't real vinegar at all, but are actually imitations, much like the difference between real and imitation vanilla extract.

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  • Real or imitation, winter or summer weight, silk just floats over your body, making you feel pampered wherever you are.

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  • For women who wanted the feel of silk but couldn't afford it, imitation silk was a boon.

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  • He did an imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff, which was a big hit with the audience.

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  • Due to its phenomenal success, American Idol has spawned thousands of imitation websites.

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  • To sacrifice phrasing, and distinctness in real partwriting, to a crude imitation of the richness produced mechanically on the harpsichord by drawing 4-ft.

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  • The Getica of Jordanes shows Gothic sympathies; but these are probably due to an imitation of the tone of Cassiodorus, from whom he draws practically all his material.

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  • Its form (singular feminine) has been supposed to be the adoption or imitation of the Arabic employment of a fem.

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  • It is drawn in imitation of European models, and makes military service compulsory for all Venezuelans between 21 and 50 years.

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  • The imitation is excellent.

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  • In imitation of the practice observed under the Roman empire, the term came to be applied under the feudal system to portions of land granted by a lord to his vassal for the maintenance of the latter on condition of his rendering military service; and such grants were originally for life only, and the land reverted to the lord on the death of the vassal.

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  • He sets the Normans before us as a race specially marked by cunning, despising their own inheritance in the hope of winning a greater, eager after both gain and dominion, given to imitation of all kinds, holding a certain mean between lavishness and greediness - that is, perhaps uniting, as they certainly did, these two seemingly opposite qualities.

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  • It is the chief seat of the glass pearl and imitation jewelry manufacture, and has also an important textile industry, and produces large quantities of hardware, papier mache and other paper goods.

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  • The group of instincts which we class as imitative (and they afford only the foundations on which intelligent imitation is based) are of biological value chiefly, if not solely, in those species which form larger or smaller communities.

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  • The successful issue of the recent revolution of the English colonies in North America had filled the minds of some of the more educated youth of that province; and in imitation, a project to throw off the Portuguese yoke was formed, - a cavalry officer, Silva Xavier, nicknamed Tiradentes (tooth-drawer), being the chief conspirator.

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  • The advantage to the animal of this imitation of surrounding objects is that it escapes the pursuit of (say) a bird which would, were it not deceived by the resemblance, attack and eat the caterpillar.

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  • Poggio's History of Florence, written in avowed imitation of Livy's manner, requires separate mention, since it exemplifies by its defects the weakness of that merely stylistic treatment which deprived so much of Bruni's, Carlo Aretino's and Bembo's work of historical weight.

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  • Up to the age of twenty-five Herculano had been a poet, but he then abandoned poetry to Garrett, and after several essays in that direction he definitely introduced the historical novel into Portugal in 1844 by a book written in imitation of Walter Scott.

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  • His works bear the title "operas" because, though written mainly in prose, they contain songs which Silva introduced in imitation of the true operas which then held the fancy of the public. He was also a lyric poet of real merit, combining correctness of form with a pretty inspiration and real feeling.

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  • According to Gruppe, the legend of the death of Orpheus is a late imitation of the Adonis-Osiris myth.

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  • In imitation of the grandfather the grandson gave a commission to a Saxon, in whom he had confidence, to collect artists and artisans in Germany and bring them to Moscow, but he was prevented from carrying out his scheme by the Livonian Order (1547).

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  • The nature of instinctive imitation needs working out iii further detail.

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  • The emperor Caracalla, wishing to make use of this civil war for a conquest of the East in imitation of his idol, Alexander the Great, attacked the Parthians in 216.

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  • In imitation of Antimachus he wrote a work called Catachannae, probably a kind of miscellanea.

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  • Ducks are also numerous in species and individuals, including a small bird called the guiriri, in imitation of its cry.

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