Impossible sentence example

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  • It was impossible to keep Helen quiet.
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  • It was impossible to make out what he wanted.
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  • She was so ill that it was impossible for them to consider in how far she was to blame for what had happened.
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  • Often in a snow-storm, even by day, one will come out upon a well-known road and yet find it impossible to tell which way leads to the village.
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  • It was impossible to know what was going on in Señor Medena's mind by observing his expression.
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  • The Original Being was impossible to track with his senses and seemed to fade in and out of existence.
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  • But it was impossible to smarten oneself up or move to another place, because of the crowd.
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  • It was impossible to doubt it now.
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  • That was impossible to fake.
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  • Sofia's words freed them from deep within his mind, and Dusty's hammering at the facts made it impossible for him to silence them as he wanted to.
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  • "Impossible!" cried Prince Andrew.
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  • It was impossible for him to travel, it would not do to let him die on the road.
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  • No, it's impossible, she thought.
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  • On this fact relating to the Emperor personally, it was impossible to pass any judgment.
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  • She tried to help him drive Alex from her mind, but at times it seemed an impossible chore.
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  • Without this, it is impossible to farm at scale.
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  • Jackson always knew having children was impossible for him, so rarely thought about it.
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  • It was quite impossible to understand these sounds.
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  • It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
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  • It would not ache--it would be well--if only they did not pull it, but it was impossible to get rid of them.
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  • It was at first impossible to enter the drawing-room door for the crowd of members and guests jostling one another and trying to get a good look at Bagration over each other's shoulders, as if he were some rare animal.
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  • Nearly impossible to stop, next to impossible to control.
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  • Like Alex, it was impossible to guess what was going on in his mind by the expression on his face.
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  • He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
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  • She felt that it was impossible to ask, or to answer, in words.
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  • All the impossible orders inconsistent with the course of events remain unexecuted.
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  • His heart began to slow its impossible race.
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  • In the midst of a phrase he ceased speaking and suddenly felt tears choking him, a thing he had thought impossible for him.
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  • He was cool, distant, impossible to read.
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  • "Stop them!" he shouted, and at the same moment, probably realizing that it was impossible to stop them, spurred his horse and rode to the right.
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  • She wasn't in this alone, and it was impossible to shelter the children from it.
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  • If she hadn't thought it impossible for an alleged warrior to feel such a thing, she might have thought him troubled.
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  • She wasn't too far from shore, though any distance felt impossible with her cold body.
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  • No, it's impossible! thought Nicholas, still shouting with a hoarse voice.
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  • "Mamma, it's impossible: see what is going on in the yard!" she cried.
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  • But he is impossible: such a child!
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  • Get on! when it was impossible to go any faster.
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  • She only felt herself again completely borne away into this strange senseless world--so remote from her old world--a world in which it was impossible to know what was good or bad, reasonable or senseless.
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  • Why did this thought never occur to me before? and again he told himself that it was impossible, that there would be something unnatural, and as it seemed to him dishonorable, in this marriage.
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  • It was impossible to help Gabriel without Darkyn finding out.
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  • A large outcropping of rock made it impossible for a climber more than just a few feet below the edge, to see anyone above him.
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  • In any event, this much is certain: We will see medical advances in the future that seem impossible today.
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  • An answer was impossible, even if she could stop coughing long enough.
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  • It would be difficult and even impossible to imagine any result more opportune than the actual outcome of this battle.
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  • It's impossible to be angry at a seductress.
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  • As twenty years before, it seemed impossible that the little creature who lived somewhere under her heart would ever cry, suck her breast, and begin to speak, so now she could not believe that that little creature could be this strong, brave man, this model son and officer that, judging by this letter, he now was.
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  • Had it not been for the fact that the tree was almost completely severed from its trunk and had so much pressure on it from the opposite side, it would probably have been an impossible feat.
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  • "Those wooden things are impossible to hurt," he said, "and all the damage Jim has done to them is to knock a few splinters from their noses and ears.
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  • I shall die, waiting a year: it's impossible, it's awful!
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  • It was impossible to empathize with her.
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  • Katie had hoped to make her sister a confidante but knew it was impossible so long as Kris.s claws were wrapped securely around Hannah.
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  • It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.
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  • Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
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  • You are impossible and very sort of drunk.
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  • To the left from that village, amid the smoke, was something resembling a battery, but it was impossible to see it clearly with the naked eye.
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  • From all this talk he saw only one thing: that to defend Moscow was a physical impossibility in the full meaning of those words, that is to say, so utterly impossible that if any senseless commander were to give orders to fight, confusion would result but the battle would still not take place.
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  • We were tip toeing toward something impossible and it made me nervous.
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  • How could the commanders lead their troops to a field of battle they considered impossible to hold?
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  • He longed to show that love in some way and knowing that this was impossible was ready to cry.
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  • But just because it is an old dream, doesn't mean it is an impossible one.
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  • It was impossible for Dean to get close enough to Billy to question him.
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  • Natasha was gazing at her, but seemed afraid and in doubt whether to say all she knew or not; she seemed to feel that before those luminous eyes which penetrated into the very depths of her heart, it was impossible not to tell the whole truth which she saw.
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  • It was impossible not to respond.
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  • The road was so obstructed with carts that it was impossible to get by in a carriage.
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  • But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
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  • "All the points of our position are in the enemy's hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.
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  • It was impossible to talk.
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  • Just as it is impossible to say when it was decided to abandon Moscow, so it is impossible to say precisely when, or by whom, it was decided to move to Tarutino.
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  • While Cynthia skipping with Jeffrey was next to impossible for Dean to buy, no one could convince him she would abandon her son.
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  • The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
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  • Admitting the view of Barclay and others that a defensive battle at Fili was impossible, but imbued with Russian patriotism and the love of Moscow, he proposed to move troops from the right to the left flank during the night and attack the French right flank the following day.
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  • It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
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  • He found it impossible to fathom someone so beautiful becoming something so ugly.
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  • It was impossible to stand near him and not relax.
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  • But if she challenged him on this point, she saw him making it impossible for her to die on her own terms.
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  • He knew it the day they met, but it was impossible to say exactly why.
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  • That's virtually impossible, Elise.
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  • But feeling this to be senseless and impossible, he again glanced timidly at her.
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  • It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
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  • This is all you'll give me? she asked, torn between fury and sorrow at the impossible challenge.
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  • The countess was still unwell and unable to travel but it was impossible to wait for her recovery.
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  • It was an impossible situation for her.
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  • The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
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  • "It's impossible," replied another.
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  • Berg smiled meekly, kissed the count on the shoulder, and said that he was very grateful, but that it was impossible for him to arrange his new life without receiving thirty thousand in ready money.
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  • Sometimes shouts were heard through the firing, but it was impossible to tell what was being done there.
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  • What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.
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  • Vasilchikov and Platov had already seen the count and explained to him that it was impossible to defend Moscow and that it would have to be surrendered.
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  • My mind was like a thousand pieces of shattered glass, impossible to make whole.
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  • The attacks on the coast occurred simultaneously with nukes that would've been impossible to hide, let alone smuggle into the country.
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  • Sometimes when she recalled his looks, his sympathy, and his words, happiness did not appear impossible to her.
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  • This makes it impossible for a man to live honestly, and at the same time comfortably in outward respects.
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  • The recent chain of events made it impossible for her to deny something serious was going on, and she was somehow involved.
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  • It was evident that the thought could never occur to him which to Prince Andrew seemed so natural, namely, that it is after all impossible to express all one thinks; and that he had never felt the doubt, "Is not all I think and believe nonsense?"
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  • So it is impossible to understand by what reasoning the historians reach the conclusion that this maneuver was a profound one.
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  • "But no, it is impossible, I am too ugly," she thought.
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  • There was still no improvement in the countess' health, but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.
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  • "But it's impossible..." declared the gentlemen of the suite, shrugging their shoulders but not venturing to utter the implied word--le ridicule...
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  • Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
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  • It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
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  • "Strange and impossible as such happiness seems, I must do everything that she and I may be man and wife," he told himself.
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  • I know I am not worthy of her, I know it's impossible to speak of it now.
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  • For a few seconds they gazed silently into one another's eyes--and what had seemed impossible and remote suddenly became possible, inevitable, and very near.
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  • "No, that's impossible," said he, "for our sovereign appreciated him so highly before."
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  • It was impossible for her to think anything different.
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  • And damn near impossible to see anything from down below, even if the overhang didn't block the view.
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  • He admired the security measures, noting that it was impossible for anyone to reach the landmines, unless the biohazard elimination field was down.
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  • I said, "No; because, if there were no death, our world would soon be so crowded with living creatures that it would be impossible for any of them to live comfortably."
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  • It would have been impossible not to.
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  • It was impossible to hear what he was saying with so many people speaking.
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  • It is impossible to eradicate the passions; but we must strive to direct them to a noble aim, and it is therefore necessary that everyone should be able to satisfy his passions within the limits of virtue.
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  • It fled like a wounded animal and it was impossible to block its path.
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  • Below, he could see a displaced boulder and disturbed earth before the slope dropped off at an impossible angle into utter blackness.
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  • He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that it was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base.
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  • After the second day's march Pierre, having examined his feet by the campfire, thought it would be impossible to walk on them; but when everybody got up he went along, limping, and, when he had warmed up, walked without feeling the pain, though at night his feet were more terrible to look at than before.
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  • So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
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  • Thirdly it was impossible, because the military term "to cut off" has no meaning.
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  • It was impossible to take bread and clothes from our hungry and indispensable soldiers to give to the French who, though not harmful, or hated, or guilty, were simply unnecessary.
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  • The escape was less than stealthy, and it was impossible to tell if there was more than one pair of feet.
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  • Friedman goes on to point out that almost anywhere in the world today, it would be impossible to get away with this fraud.
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  • The classes I was in were very large, and it was impossible for the teachers to give me special instruction.
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  • Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
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  • But pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
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  • She was going to say that to speak of love was impossible, but she stopped because she had seen by the sudden change in Natasha two days before that she would not only not be hurt if Pierre spoke of his love, but that it was the very thing she wished for.
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  • It was just when the count's affairs had become so involved that it was impossible to say what would happen if he lived another year that he unexpectedly died.
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  • And so the conception of the action of a man subject solely to the law of inevitability without any element of freedom is just as impossible as the conception of a man's completely free action.
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  • The road continued to climb at a seemingly impossible grade, more rugged now with jagged rocks littering the uneven way.
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  • She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband's lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
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  • "But military men have told me that it is impossible to fight in the town," said Pierre, "and that the position..."
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  • If something occurs that is thought to be impossible, it either isn't impossible or it didn't occur.
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  • From a scientific standpoint it is unfortunate that it was impossible to keep such a complete record of Helen Keller's development.
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  • Is it impossible to combine the hardiness of these savages with the intellectualness of the civilized man?
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  • If an ox were his property, and he wished to get needles and thread at the store, he thought it would be inconvenient and impossible soon to go on mortgaging some portion of the creature each time to that amount.
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  • But when she saw that Pierre's sacrilegious words had not exasperated the vicomte, and had convinced herself that it was impossible to stop him, she rallied her forces and joined the vicomte in a vigorous attack on the orator.
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  • Reasons were found for the incredible, unheard- of, and impossible event of a Russian defeat, everything became clear, and in all corners of Moscow the same things began to be said.
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  • "If you noticed some disorder in the garden," said Alpatych, "it was impossible to prevent it.
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  • "No, he's not dead--it's impossible!" she told herself and approached him, and repressing the terror that seized her, she pressed her lips to his cheek.
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  • It was all they could do, for to go away and leave that strange sight was impossible; nor could they hurry its fall in any way.
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  • I was so positive it was impossible.
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  • He said it was impossible.
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  • Under the circumstances, maybe it was impossible to be gentle.
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  • It was impossible to say what dragons Alex might be fighting at this point.
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  • It was impossible to tell if that idea was troubling.
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  • He was looking her direction, impossible to read.
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  • intervened so as to leave Matthias free to engage in a projected crusade against the Turks, which subsequent political complications, however, rendered impossible.
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  • Conversely, if God cares for men, despair is impossible.
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  • It is impossible here to give even a list of the names of the many observers who in recent times have made empirical study of the effects of growth-forces and of the symmetrical limitations and definitions of growth.
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  • The horrors of war and of religious persecution, and the consequent emigration or expulsion of its inhabitants, had wrecked the prosperity of Ghent, the recovery of which was made impossible by the closing of the Scheldt.
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  • What characterizes a tadpole is the conjoined globular head and body, so formed that it is practically impossible to discern the limit between the two, sharply set off from the more or less elongate compressed tail which is the organ of propulsion.
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  • In some cases where there is apparently a well-marked plerome at the apex, this is really the young pith, the distinction between the stelar and cortical initials, if it exists, being, as is so often the case, impossible to make out.
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  • In other cases a most intricate arrangement of secondary tissue masses is produced, quite impossible to interpret unless all stages of their development have been followed.
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  • The cell-walls of plants render the entry of solid material into the organism impossible.
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  • "It is impossible all should be of one mind.
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  • It is impossible to name all the eminent preachers of this time, but a few must be mentioned.
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  • Kossuth demanded not merely the redress of actual grievances, but a reform which would make grievances impossible in the future.
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  • From henceforth the military and civil authorities, as represented by Kossuth and Gdrgei, were hopelessly out of sympathy with each other, and the breach widened till all effective co-operation became impossible.
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  • But in November 1898, on the occasion of the renewal of the commercial convention with Austria, the attack on the ministry was renewed with unprecedented virulence, obstruction being systematically practised with the object of goading the government into committing illegalities, till Banffy, finding the situation impossible, resigned on the 17th of February 1899.
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  • With hundreds of restaurants at your fingertips in the big city, finding a place with great food, atmosphere and a moderate price tag can seem impossible.
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  • The slope dropped at a precarious angle, impossible to maneuver unsecured, only a few degrees from the perpendicular.
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  • But to know what can and what cannot be executed is impossible, not only in the case of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in which millions participated, but even in the simplest event, for in either case millions of obstacles may arise to prevent its execution.
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  • He feels that however impossible it may be, it is so, for without this conception of freedom not only would he be unable to understand life, but he would be unable to live for a single moment.
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  • From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
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  • How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!
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  • When Miss Sullivan went out in the barnyard and picked up a little chicken and talked to Helen about it, she was giving a kind of instruction impossible inside four walls, and impossible with more than one pupil at a time.
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  • Sonya, as she listened, thought of the immense difference there was between herself and her friend, and how impossible it was for her to be anything like as bewitching as her cousin.
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  • They tell us that Helen is "overdoing," that her mind is too active (these very people thought she had no mind at all a few months ago!) and suggest many absurd and impossible remedies.
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  • It is impossible for any one with whom Helen is conversing to be particularly happy or sad, and withhold the knowledge of this fact from her.
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  • It is impossible to isolate a child in the midst of society, so that he shall not be influenced by the beliefs of those with whom he associates.
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  • After May, 1890, it was evident to me that she had reached a point where it was impossible to keep from her the religious beliefs held by those with whom she was in daily contact.
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  • He muttered unceasingly, his eyebrows and lips twitching, and it was impossible to tell whether he understood what was going on around him or not.
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  • "But that's impossible," said Prince Andrew as if it were a matter settled long ago.
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  • Their relationship was growing, but finding a place to cuddle was nearly impossible.
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  • She wanted to talk to Bordeaux about it, but they were moving so fast that conversation was impossible.
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  • It was difficult enough to stay with him - conversation was impossible.
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  • That would be impossible.
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  • We all know that was impossible.
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  • While Dean distrusted the Dawkins, given their mutual animosity toward one another, any collective effort on their part—on any project—seemed questionable, if not impossible.
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  • Solving a current murder was difficult enough—a forty-year-old case was near impossible.
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  • They were caught in an impossible position: stay loyal to Gabriel and maybe never see the underworld again or deal with the Dark One to return home.
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  • Dean itched to ask her how she was so sure it wasn't Mr. David Dean who dropped her hubby into space but she began to sob anew, making any further conversation impossible.
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  • These physical discomforts rendered rational thought and remembrance near impossible.
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  • He was very much in the mood for a fun, air headed bimbo after all the drama today, but that would be near impossible.
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  • Panic set in, this was impossible.
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  • You know that's impossible.
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  • There were a dozen such places, and the snow had melted over part of the rocky areas, making tracking almost impossible.
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  • Katie knew a happy marriage with Alex was impossible.
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  • She'd fantasized about meeting him more than once, even if she knew it was impossible.
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  • Another part of her found that to be impossible.
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  • Shaking his head, he continued to his destination.  He emerged through a portal leading to Death's corner of the underworld.  It was a place no demon or Immortal was allowed to go, and he'd thought it impossible to get there, until he'd tried.  He'd visited Gabriel once before.
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  • If Cleary didn't want to be located, any chance of Dean doing so now he knew someone was looking for him would be next to impossible.
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  • Dean was well aware that when this opportunity, as ten­uous as it was, was gone, locating their elusive quarry would be next to impossible.
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  • Something moved up in the trees, but it was impossible to determine what it was in the shadows.
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  • Maybe it was wrong to pray for a baby when he was so certain that it was impossible.
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  • It seemed impossible that someone like Alex could be sterile.
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  • Apparently following through with that decision was impossible for her.
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  • "It isn't impossible," she reasoned.
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  • And what if the doctor still insisted it was impossible?
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  • If she continued to slap it out of his hands, it would be impossible.
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  • It's almost impossible to know.
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  • It was impossible that he meant to help the Guardians, yet she'd believed for a moment that's what he implied.
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  • "You forget, Jonny, it's impossible for one of us to cross over," Damian replied.
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  • She'd tried to work it off in the shower but found it impossible.
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  • Torches lit the area, but it was impossible to tell her men from Memon's horde.
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  • Even if she had decided to work somewhere else after graduating, getting her parents to let her sink or swim would have been impossible.
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  • His long legs set an impossible pace, and before long she was stumbling.
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  • As hard as she was laughing, squirming away would have been impossible, even if she had possessed the strength - and it was obvious she didn't.
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  • He sat down in his chair and propped his legs up with nonchalance, as if he hadn't performed the impossible and healed her.
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  • She had the opportunity to search his room again, only it was impossible to find anything with the dark.
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  • Yours is impossible, Jenn said curiously.
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  • You are nearly impossible to find.
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  • The Aristotelian would find no difficulty in such a variability; it is only the disciple of Dalton to whom it seems impossible.
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  • The Peace of Villafranca made this impossible.
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  • Farnell refers to the ancient association between the healing craft and the singing of spells, and says that it is impossible to decide which is the original sense.
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  • He remarks that it is impossible to suppose that the particles of mastic are in the form of bubbles.
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  • It is impossible to make any general law which will work with every particular act and not fail in some circumstances.
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  • To give any account, even in outline, of the subject matter of equity within the necessary limits of this article would be impossible.
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  • Archimedes concluded from his measurements that the sun's diameter was greater than 27' and less than 32'; and even Tycho Brahe was so misled by his measures of the apparent diameters of the sun and moon as to conclude that a total eclipse of the sun was impossible.'
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  • It is practically impossible to work with the sensitive film in contact with the reseau-film, not only because dust particles and contact would injure the silver film, but also because the plate-glass used for the photographic plates is seldom a perfect plane.
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  • It is impossible in this article to give a detailed description of the apparatus, but the reader is referred to Astron.
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  • It is impossible to designate as a concordat the concessions which were wrested by violence from Pius VII.
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  • It was impossible fully to carry out this menace.
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  • But their importunity made a hermitage in Paris impossible; a graceless friend even surprised the philosopher in bed at eleven in the morning meditating and taking notes.
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  • It seems impossible to deny that the tendency of his principles and his arguments is mainly in the line of a metaphysical absolute, as the necessary completion and foundation of all being and knowledge.
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  • Of course a unity of nature is impossible between mind and body so described.
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  • " If we clearly see that what we are doing is wrong, it would be impossible for us to sin, so long as we saw it in that light."
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  • as introducing a discipline of stern repression which made the innocent gaieties of life impossible, and produced a dull uniformity of straitlaced manners and hypocritical morals.
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  • of subsidiary lines, but the railway expenditure of the country at this period was so large that in a few yearsthey found it impossible to raise the capital they required.
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  • These ancient opossums have been separated generically from Didelphys (in its widest sense) on account of certain differences in the relative sizes of the lower premolars, but as nearly the whole of the species have been formed .on lower jaws, of which some hundreds have been found, it is impossible to judge how far these differences are correlated with other dental or osteological characters.
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  • For it is impossible to accept the theory of one writer that they sailed or rowed round the continent - a journey requiring enormous maritime skill, which, according to the theory, they must have promptly lost.
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  • It is impossible to say who were the first discoverers of Australia, although there is evidence that the Chinese had some knowledge of the continent so far back as the 13th century.
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  • Even the manuscripts left at his death were so incomplete that Todhunter, into whose hands they were put, found it impossible to use them in the publication of a second edition of the original treatise, and wisely printed them, in 1865, in a supplementary volume.
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  • It is manifestly impossible to assume, e.g.
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  • In most places the jungle is so dense that it is impossible to force a way through it without the aid of a wood-knife, and even the wild beasts use well-worn game-tracks through the forest.
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  • Since it is impossible for us to make any alteration in the world of matter, all we can do is to submit.
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  • Competent critics to-day recognize that such a view is impossible; and it has been suggested with Xxvii.
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  • For purposes of measurement the polar boundaries are taken to be the Arctic and Antarctic circles, although in discussing the configuration and circulation it is impossible to adhere strictly to these limits.
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  • "It is hardly necessary to add," he remarks, "that anything which any insulated body or system of bodies can continue to furnish without limitation cannot possibly be a material substance; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner that heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be motion."
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  • It would be impossible to add a note to Haydn's trio; the only question is how to account for the superfluity of much of the string parts and how to make the trios effective in performance.
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  • This could be fixed, within certain limits, at whatever pitch suited the composition; but on the horn it could be only very partially filled out by notes of a muffled quality produced by inserting the hand into the bell of the instrument, a device impossible on the trumpet.
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  • It was found impossible to make the Morse ink writer so sensitive that it could record signals sent over land lines of several hundred miles in length, if the speed of transmission was very much faster than that which could be effected by hand, and this led to the adoption of automatic methods of transmission.
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  • In large towns telephone distribution by means of open wires is practically impossible, and the employment of cables either laid in the ground or suspended from poles or other overhead supports is necessary.
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  • other species the glands are confined to the lower portion of the cavity surface, while the upper part bear a smooth waxy secretion on which it is impossible, or at any rate extremely difficult, for insects to secure a foothold.
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  • downwards and meet in the centre of the diminishing cavity so as to render escape impossible.
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  • In view of these differences from the domesticated breed, and the resemblance of the skull or lower jaw to that of the extinct European species, it becomes practically impossible to regard the wild camels as the offspring of animals that have escaped from captivity.
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  • The exportation in I902 only reached about 45 million gallons (and even that is double the average), while an equally abundant vintage in France and Spain rendered the exportation of the balance of 1907 impossible, and fiscal regulations rendered the distillation of the superfluous amount difficult.
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  • These conditions made a territorial system of recruiting or organization, as understood in Germany, practically impossible.
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  • The last king of the quasi-Italian succession, Berengar II., marquis of Ivrea (951961), made a vigorous effort to restore the authority of the regno; and had he succeeded, it is not impossible that now at the last moment Italy might have become an independent nation.
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  • curse of party-warfare, setting city against city, house against house, and rendering concordant action for a national end impossible.
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  • It was impossible for any section of the Italians to mistake the gravity of his access to power.
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  • But it was now impossible for any German to control the Garden of the Empire.
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  • It is impossible in this place to follow the tangled intrigues of that period.
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  • Henceforth it was impossible to publish or to utter a word which might offend the despots of church or state; and the Italians had to amuse their leisure with the polite triflings of academics.
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  • It is impossible to attach political importance to these revolutions; nor did they bring the people any appreciable good.
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  • All these forces were equally necessarythe revolutionists to keep up agitation and make government by bayonets impossible; the moderates to curb the impetuosity of the revolutionists and to present a scheme of society that was neither reactionary nor anarchical; the volunteers abroad to gain military experience; and the more peaceful exiles to spread the name of Italy among foreign peoples.
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  • On the 11th a constitution drawn up by a commission of cardinals, without the knowledge of the ministry, was promulgated, a constitution which attempted the impossible task of reconciling the popes temporal power with free institutions.
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  • It was now evident that the federal idea was impossible, for none of the princes except Victor Emmanuel could be trusted, and that unity and freedom could not be achieved under a republic, for nothing could be done without the Piedmontese army, which was royalist to the core.
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  • To this course Napoleon consented, to the despair of King Victor Emmanuel and Cavour, who saw in this a proof that he wished to back out of his engagement and make war impossible.
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  • It was a revival of the old impossible federal idea, which would have left Italy divided and dominated by Austria and France.
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  • Napoleon now realized that it would be impossible, without running serious risks, to oppose the movement in favor of unity.
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  • Austria would not join France unless Italy did the same, and she realized that that was impossible unless Napoleon gave way about Rome.
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  • On the 28th of October 1890 Count Antonelli, negotiator of the treaty, was despatched to settle the controversy, but on arriving at Adis Ababa, the new residence of the negus, found agreement impossible either with regard to the frontier or the protectorate.
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  • An appeal to the country might have brought about a different result, but it is said that opposition from the highest quarters rendered this course practically impossible.
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  • His Philosophy of Nature - one of the least admired parts of his system - is the answer from his point of view to Kant's assertion that a " perceptive understanding " is for us impossible.
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  • Huxley admitted that this contention could not be ruled out as impossible.
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  • Spencer's " instability of the homogeneous " is perhaps an attempt to perform the impossible (First Principles, chap. xix.).
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  • John Locke, the real father of English philosophy, took the field against what he regarded as Descartes's impossible programme of " Innate Ideas."
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  • he goes beyond phenomenal sequences, it is impossible to fling him aside unheard.
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  • Is it really impossible to claim for man something between omniscience and universal nescience?
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  • As medusae are known to bud medusae from the radial canals there is nothing impossible in Aliman's theory, but it cannot be said to have; received satisfactory proof.
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  • At the present moment it is impossible to draw up any definition, based on broad anatomical or developmental characters, by which any one of Cuvier's great groups shall be separated from all the rest.
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  • For it is almost impossible to prove that any structure, however rudimentary, is useless - that is to say, that it plays no part whatever in the economy; and, if it is in the slightest degree useful, there is no reason why, on the hypothesis of direct creation, it should not have been created.
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  • Moreover, the stationary habit of plants, and the almost total absence of locomotion, makes it impossible for them to seek their food.
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  • an organ.ism the conditions of whose life render locomotion impossible great elaboration would seem superfluous.
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  • For instance, a Fungus epidemic is impossible unless the climatic conditions are such as to favor the dispersal and germination of the spores; and when plants are killed off owi~ig to the supersaturation of the soil with water, it is by no means obvious whether the excess of water and dissolved materials, or the exclusion of oxygen from the root-hairs, or the lowering of the temperature, or the accumulation of foul products of decomposition should be put into the foreground.
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  • It is customary to speak of the disastrous effect, of cold winds, snow, hail and frost, lightning, &c., under the heading of atmospheric influences, which only shows once more how impossible it is to separate causes individually.
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  • It is, of course, impossible to do this here, but I will briefly discuss one or two groups of cases.
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  • However, until more is known of the exact chemical composition of naturalas contrasted with agriculturalsoils, and until more is known of the physiological effects of lime, it is impossible to decide the vexed question of the relation of limeloving and lime-shunning plants to the presence or absence of calcium carbonate in the soil.
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  • It has not yet been suggested that they should be replaced by organographical terms; were this accomplished, descriptive botany would become impossible.
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  • Xanthium spinosum has spread from the Russian steppes to every stock-raising country in the world, and in some cases has made the industry impossible.
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  • Aristotle left no work on geography, so that it is impossible to know what facts he associated with the science of the earth's surface.
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  • If on each occasion he himself made the observations his voyage must have extended over six years; but it is not impossible that he ascertained the approximate length of the longest day in some cases by questioning the natives.
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  • While the republics of Italy, and above all the state of Venice, were engaged in distributing the rich products of India and the Far East over the Western world, it was impossible that motives of curiosity, as well as a desire of commercial advantage, should not be awakened to such a degree as to impel some of the merchants to visit those remote lands.
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  • The former prohibition made it impossible far the unfortunate people to sell their goods which hence fell to the Inquisition.
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  • It is, of course, quite impossible, in a survey of extinct birds, to divide them into those which are bona fide fossil, sub-fossil, recently extirpated and partially exterminated.
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  • But the growth of a united Sicilian nation was impossible; the usual style to express the inhabitants of the island is "omnes" or "u n iversi Siciliae populi."
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  • The agricultural plebeian of old Rome and the feudal noble of contemporary Europe were both of them at Venice impossible characters.
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  • Where they did not exist, as in America, everything has made it more and more impossible that they should arise.
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  • Under the fully-developed despotisms of the East a real nobility is impossible; the prince raises and thrusts down as he pleases.
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  • Which, if any, of these identifications is correct, it is impossible to say.
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  • It is not impossible, however, that Boetius may have been brought up a Christian, and that in his early years he may have written some Christian books.
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  • 20 113); with which may be compared the teaching of Mani about the two souls, which it is impossible to follow F.
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  • Hence it is impossible to form a satisfactory linear series.
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  • To enter here into an exhaustive account of the various theories which even before, though especially after, the appearance of the Constitution of Athens have been propounded as to the chronology of the Peisistratean tyranny, is impossible.
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  • How far the recommendation was due to personal feeling, as opposed to political considerations, it is impossible to say.
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  • All of them lie in a state of ruin, and, from the disposition of the drums of the columns, it is impossible to suppose that their fall was due to any other cause than an earthquake.
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  • How far this movement will extend it is impossible to say; it is certain, however, that it will be enormously important in re-aligning trade conditions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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  • It would be practically impossible for a line thus used by different carriers to be operated either with safety, or with economy, or with the advantage to the public which a centralized management affords.
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  • It is equally impossible for the majority of shippers to enjoy the competition of parallel lines.
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  • The American railways do not have to face this situation; but, after a long term of years, when they were allowed to do much as they pleased, they have now been brought sharply to book by almost every form of constituted authority to be found in the states, and they are suffering from increased taxation, from direct service requirements, and from a general tendency on the part of regulating authorities to reduce rates and to make it impossible to increase them.
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  • This is in line with the provisions in the Constitution of the United States regarding the protection of property, but the difficulty in applying the principle to the railway situation lies in the fact that costs have to be met by averaging the returns on the total amount cf business done, and it is often impossible, in specific instances, to secure a rate which can be considered to yield a fair return on the specific service rendered.
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  • In cases where the route of a line runs across a river or other piece of water so wide that the construction of a bridge is either impossible or would be more costly than is warranted by the volume of traffic, the expedient is sometimes adopted of carrying the wagons and carriages across bodily with their loads on train ferries, so as to avoid the inconvenience and delay of transshipment.
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  • A station of moderate size may collect goods destined for a great variety of places but not in sufficient quantities to compose a full train-load for any of them, and then it becomes impossible to avoid despatching trains which contain wagons intended for many diverse destinations.
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  • In the present article it is impossible to give an exhaustive catalogue of the phenomena and modes of communication of modern spiritualism.'
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  • Probably it would be impossible to unite spiritualists in any creed, which,, besides the generally accepted belief in God and immortality, should postulate more than the progress of the spirit after death, and the power of some of the dead to communicate with the living by means of mediums.
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  • It is equally impossible to give a general survey of the purposes of sacrifice; not only are they too numerous but it is rare to find any but mixed forms; the scapegoat, for example, is also a messenger to the dead, and its flesh is eaten by the sacrificers.
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  • It is impossible to discuss the other theories of the origin of this name.
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  • It is, therefore, impossible to detach Ex.
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  • It is impossible to enter here into the numerous details of that impressive ceremonial.
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  • It is impossible to deny Persian influence in the development of this conception, and that the Persian Ahriman (Angromainyu), the evil personality opposed to the good, Ahura Mazda, moulded the Jewish counterpart, Satan.
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  • This name is twice translated "adder," but as nothing is told of it beyond its poisonous character and the intractability of its disposition, it is impossible accurately to determine the species.
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  • " I think you have observed a very prudent temperament; but it was impossible to treat the subject so as not to give grounds of suspicion against you, and you may expect that a clamour will arise."
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  • Urged by such considerations, he once more turned his eyes to the scene of his early exile, where he might live on his decent patrimony in a style which was impossible in England, and pursue unembarrassed his literary studies.
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  • Although he was anxious to marry this lady, the match was rendered impossible by the dislike of George II.
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  • In 1883 he resigned his seat in parliament owing to the reactionary measures of the government, which made it impossible for him to continue his former co-operation with Bismarck, but returned in 1887 to support the coalition of national parties.
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  • [OLD Testament History deserves preference where precise distinction is unnecessary or impossible.
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  • To combine the heterogeneous narratives and isolated statements into a consecutive account is impossible; to ignore those which conflict with the now predominating views would be unmethodical.
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  • It is naturally impossible to treat them from any modern standpoint as fiction; they are honest even where they are most untrustworthy.
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  • The scantiness of historical tradition makes a final solution impossible, but the study of these years has an important bearing on the history of the later Judaean state, which has been characteristically treated from the standpoint of exiles who returned from Babylonia and regard them selves as the kernel of " Israel."
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  • The agriculturists and herdsmen who had been left in Palestine formed, as always, the staple population, and it is impossible to imagine either Judah or Israel as denuded of its inhabitants.
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  • " It was a necessity that Judaism should incrust itself in this manner; without those hard and ossified forms the preservation of its essential elements would have proved impossible.
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  • Yet it is impossible to recover with confidence or completeness the development of Hebrew history from the pages of the Old Testament alone.
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  • In the midst of all this civil strife the Pharisees and all who were preoccupied with religion found it almost impossible to discern what they should do to please God.
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  • - Similar developments occurred in other countries, though it becomes impossible to treat the history of the Jews, from this time onwards, in general outline.
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  • But economic laws are often too strong for civil vagaries or sectarian fanaticism, and as the commerce of Austria suffered by the absence of the Jews, it was impossible to exclude the latter from the fairs in the provinces of from the markets of the capital.
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  • It is, however, not impossible that the metamorphic series includes also some of the Lias.
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  • It is probably impossible to recover the whole truth either as to Crichton's death or as to the extent of his attainments, which were so quickly elevated into legendary magnitude.
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  • In their impoverished condition it was impossible for the people to bear the burden, so an act was passed in 1879 scaling part of the debt 60%, part of it 75% and part of it 85%.
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  • 1), though it is impossible exactly to distinguish them in point of date.
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  • But it seems impossible to doubt that in many cases ants behave in a manner that must be considered intelligent, that they can learn by experience and that they possess memory.
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  • Miles made his adventurous journey through Oman, while Theodore Bent threw searchlights backwards into ancient Semitic history by his investigations in the Bahrein Islands in 1888 and in Hadramut in 1894 - 181n northern Asia it is impossible to follow in detail the results of the organized Russian surveys.
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  • A large part of the Temple records from that time onwards were destroyed under the Restoration, so that exact knowledge of the facts is practically impossible.
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  • These excerpts, however, have been so pieced together, that it is often impossible to separate them with precision, and to distinguish accurately between earlier and later elements.
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  • That the revolt of Sheba is in an impossible position is obvious.
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  • As it was impossible to establish a military cordon along the borders of Canaan, it was necessary absolutely to cripple the adjoining tribes.
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  • The annuli into which segments are externally divided are so deeply incised as to render it impossible to distinguish, as can be readily done in the Oligochaeta as a rule, the limits of an annulus from that of a true segment.
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  • It is a matter of history that both mother and daughter were active agents in fostering that view of the social relations of the sexes which found its most famous expression in the "Courts of Love," and which was responsible for the dictum that love between husband and wife was impossible.
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  • The control of the papacy by Charles V., moreover, made it impossible for Wolsey to succeed in his efforts to obtain from Clement VII.
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  • It was a difficult operation, for the French and Spaniards had in all 46 line-of-battle ships to his 33, and in the exhausted state of the country it was impossible to fit his ships properly or to supply them with good crews.
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  • To call it "pessimism" is merely to apply to it a characteristically Western principle according to which happiness is impossible without personality.
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  • His colonizing system was exposed to very severe criticism, yet it is impossible not to admire the results of his stupendous activity.
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  • z The terms of the dedication of this book to a certain Vigilius make it impossible that the pope (538-555) of that name is meant.
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  • And what is impossible to be done is not necessary it should be done."
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  • would give negative, surd or imaginary values; Diophantus then traces how each element of the equation has arisen, and formulates the auxiliary problem of determining how the assumptions must be corrected so as to lead to an equation (in place of the "impossible" one) which can be solved rationally.
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  • Babylonia And Assyria) it is impossible to overestimate his services to Oriental scholarship. He travelled widely in the East and continued in later life annual trips up the Nile.
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  • It is impossible to do more than mention a few of the historical events which have taken place at Fontainebleau.
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  • Leases for a term of years, however, were not uncommon; but the want of capital rendered it impossible for the tenantry to attempt any spirited improvements.
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  • Some people are of opinion that the factors to be taken account of in economic investigation are so numerous that progress on these lines is impossible.
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  • It would certainly be impossible if we had to begin de novo to construct the whole fabric of economic science.
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  • It is impossible to carry the process of isolation very far.
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  • Under an apparently uniform and stable system of social regulation there was much variation and movement, the significance of which it is impossible to estimate.
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  • So, again, it is impossible to make a useful comparative estimate of the advantages and disadvantages of the transport systems of England, the United States and Germany, unless we keep constantly in view the very different geographical, military and political conditions which these systems have to satisfy.
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  • While it is impossible to give a strictly economic interpretation of the earlier history of nations, economic interests so govern the life and determine the policy of modern states that other forces, like those of religion and politics, seem to play only a subsidiary part, modifying here and there the view which is taken of particular questions, but not changing in any important degree the general course of their development.
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  • Moreover, all these subjects hang together, so that it seems impossible to come to a decision about one of them without knowing all about the others.
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  • It is, for instance, practically impossible to obtain reliable evidence as to the regularity of employment in any industry in the 17th century, and the best approximations and devices we can invent are very poor substitutes for what we really want.
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  • We must include the pioneers of the historical school, the economic historians, the socialists, the statisticians, and others whose contributions to economics are now appreciated, and without whose labours the science as we know it now would have been impossible.
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  • It is already impossible to take J.
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  • This assumption, however, has been made quite impossible, not by the historical school, but by the criticism and analysis of economists in the direct line of the Ricardian succession.
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  • But the character of much of their work makes this assumption impossible.
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  • Whatever the cause, the complete restatement of economic theory, which some heroic persons demand, is clearly impossible, except on conditions not likely to be realized in the immediate future.
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  • To deal adequately with the numerous extensions or qualifications of these and other doctrines in the hands of modern economists would involve us in an attempt to do what we have already said is impossible except on conditions not at present realized.
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  • "Every sensation," says Professor James, "presents itself as an indivisible unit; and it is quite impossible to read any clear meaning into the notion that they are masses of units combined."
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  • Napoleon's powers as First Consul for Life were so wide as to render much extension both superfluous and impossible; but we may note here that the senate now gained a further accession of authority at the expense of the two legislative bodies; and practically legislation rested with the emperor, who sent his decrees to the senate to be registered as senatus consulta.
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  • Nelson's crowning triumph rendered impossible for the present all other means of attack on those elusive foes; and Napoleon's sense of the importance of that battle may be gauged, not by his public utterances on the subject, but by his persistence in forcing Prussia to close Hanover and the whole coastline of north-west Germany against British goods.
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  • The Bonapartes had intrigued for it with their usual persistence, and Napoleon was careful never to make it impossible.
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  • To date the beginning of this earliest record of human production is impossible at present.
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  • It is not impossible to combine these views, and place the seat of power still in Crete, but ascribe the Renascence there to an influx of new blood from the north, large enough to instil fresh vigour, but too small to change the civilization in its essential character.
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  • It is almost impossible to believe that any species of insect that has for a long period developed the wings outside the body could change this mode of growth suddenly for an internal mode of development of the organs in question, for, as we have already explained, the two modes of growth are directly opposed.
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  • This foundation was laid by the joint labours of Francis Willughby (1635-1672) and John Ray (1628-1705), for it is impossible to separate their share of work in natural history more than to say that, while the former more especially devoted himself to zoology, botany was the favourite pursuit of the latter.
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  • description of every species of bird; but that was soon found to be impossible; and, when six parts had been issued, with text by some unnamed author, the scheme was brought within practicable limits, and the writing of the letterpress was Vieillot.
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  • The latter's name seems not to be even mentioned by him, but Nitzsch was in Paris in the summer of 1827, and it is almost impossible that he should not have heard of L'Herminier's labours, unless the relations between the followers of Cuvier to whom Nitzsch attached himself, and those of De Blainville, whose pupil L'Herminier was, were such as to forbid anv communication between the rival schools.
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  • These different memoirs, being technically monographs, have strictly no right to be mentioned in this place; but there is scarcely one of them, if one indeed there be, that does not deal with the generalities of the study; and the influence they have had upon contemporary investigation is so strong that it is impossible to refrain from noticing them here, though want of space forbids us from enlarging on their contents.
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  • It is impossible to reproduce here Fiirbringer's elaborate details and phylogenetic trees with their various horizontal sections, but the following tables give the main outlines: Classis AvEs I.
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  • But it was impossible that the rival Venetian and Genoese merchants, dwelling at close quarters in the Levant cities, should not come to blows.
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  • Contemporaneously other events were menacing the ascendancy and exhausting the treasury of the republic. In 1453 Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, and although Venice entered at once into treaty with the new power and desired to trade with it, not to fight with it, yet it was impossible that her possessions in the Levant and the archipelago should not eventually bring her into collision with the expanding energy of the Mussulman.
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  • It has been found impossible to afforest them on account of the roughness of the sea-air, and the wash from their bluffs into the harbour has involved large expense in the erection of sea-walls.
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  • We must provisionally affirm life and devote ourselves to social evolution, instead of striving after a happiness which is impossible; in so doing we shall find that morality renders life less unhappy than it would otherwise be.
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  • As a commercial product spider-silk has been found to be equal, if not superior, to the best silk spun by lepidopterous larvae; but the cannibalistic propensities of spiders, making it impossible to keep more than one in a single receptacle, coupled with the difficulty of getting them to spin freely in a confined space, have hitherto prevented the silk being used on any extensive scale for textile fabrics.
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  • The exact extent, however, to which each particular class of enemy has affected the protective habits and attributes of spiders is by no means always evident; and it is impossible to discuss the question in detail within the limits of a short article.
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  • It is impossible here to deal with the systems of land tenure in force in other countries.
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  • The World's Commercial Cotton Crop. It is impossible to give an exact return of the total amount of cotton produced in the world, owing to the fact that in China, India and other eastern countries, in Mexico, Brazil, parts of the Russian empire, tropical Africa, &c., considerable - in some cases very large - quantities of cotton are made up locally into wearing apparel, &c., and escape all statistical record.
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  • As men of substance increased among the ranks of the spinners, the Manchester cotton dealers found it impossible to retard a movement set on foot by the prospects of such appreciable advantages.
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  • If a spinner is pressed by a shipper to make quotations with refusal for two or three days to give time for business to be settled by cable, it is evidently not impossible for the spinner to shift the risk involved by getting in turn from his broker refusal quotations for cotton.
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  • Now frequency of movement, average daily price variation, and range of price movements are matters of fundamental importance to the public. Hence for practical purposes we require several kinds of measurement of price movements, and it is impossible to weigh exactly the one against the other in respect of importance.
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  • On the problem of evil and sin it is impossible here to enter; but this must be insisted on, that the miracles of Jesus at least express divine benevolence just under those conditions in which the course of nature obscures it, and are therefore, proper elements in a revelation of grace, of which nature cannot give any evidence.
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  • The critical method which has since become almost a formal system, aiming at scientific certainty, was with him an unexampled power, based on the insight acquired from wide knowledge, which enabled him to judge the credibility of an author or the genuineness of an authority; but he has made it impossible for any one to attempt to write modern history except on the "narratives of eye-witnesses and the most genuine immediate documents" preserved in the archives.
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  • These are so numerous and varied in form that a description would be impossible within the scope of this article.
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  • When the crusaders gathered at Venice in the autumn of 1202, it was found impossible to get together the 85,000 marks promised to Venice.
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  • The basis of this growth is partly the story-telling instinct innate in all men, which loves to heighten an effect, sharpen a point or increase a contrast - the instinct which breathes in Icelandic sagas like that of Burnt Njal; partly the instinct of idolization, if it may be so called, which leads to the perversion into impossible greatness of an approved character, and has created, in this instance, the legendary figures of Peter the Hermit and Godfrey of Bouillon (qq.v.); partly the religious impulse, which counted nothing wonderful in a holy war, and imported miraculous elements even into the sober pages of the Gesta.
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  • But how far these, or the indigenous " Jews " are of Hebrew rather than of Aramaean origin is impossible to say.
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  • It is impossible here to follow in detail the numerous changes in the distribution of the territory and the gradual disappearance of particular dynasties which maintained a footing for some time longer in Chalcis, Abila, Emesa and Palestine; but it is of special interest to note that the kingdom of the Arab Nabataeans was able to keep its hold for a considerable period on the north as far as Damascus.
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  • It is impossible here to describe in detail his relations to Napoleon, and the part which he played in the drawing up of the Civil Code, later on called the Code Napoleon.
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  • As he could only support himself at Paris with difficulty, it was impossible to send for his companions in Salamanca.
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  • Finding it impossible to keep this part of their vow, the fathers met at Vicenza, where Ignatius was staying in a ruined monastery; and here after deliberation it was determined that he, Laynez and Faber should go to Rome to place the little band at the disposal of the pope.
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  • It would be impossible to give a list even of the other lives, most of which are without value as histories, being written mainly for edification.
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  • It is impossible to believe with Hunter that he lived so late as Edward II.'s reign.
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  • It is impossible to give a satisfactory diagnosis of such intermediate forms.
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  • Although loss of flight (correlated with more or less reduction of the wings and the sternal keel, and often compensated by stronger hind limbs) has occurred, and is still taking place in various groups of birds, it is quite impossible that a new Ratite can still come into existence, because the necessary primitive substratum, whence arose the true Ratitae, is no longer available.
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  • But the difference between these two classes of elements is one of degree only, and they gradually merge into each other; moreover the electric relations of elements are not absolute, but vary according to the state of combination in which they exist, so that it is just as impossible to divide the elements into two classes according to this property as it is to separate them into two distinct classes of metals and non-metals.
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  • The amines also exhibit striking differences: in the aliphatic series these compounds may be directly formed from the alkyl haloids and ammonia, but in the benzene series this reaction is quite impossible unless the haloid atom be weakened by the presence of other substituents, e.g.
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  • This implied that in the benzene complex there was at least one carbon atom linked to three others, thus rendering Kekule's formula impossible and Ladenburg's and Claus' possible.
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  • Therefore formula (2), being unsymmetrical, is impossible.
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  • While polysymmetry is solely conditioned by the manner in which the mimetic twin is built up from the single crystals, there being no change in the scalar properties, and the vector properties being calculable from the nature of the twinning, in the case of polymorphism entirely different structures present themselves, both scalar and vector properties being altered; and, in the present state of our knowledge, it is impossible to foretell the characters of a polymorphous modification.
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  • More than a modicum of rusticity is needed as a protection to a man who attempts such colossal reforms. This necessity had its consequences in the disquieting inequalities of Wagner's early work, and the undeniable egotism that embittered his fiery nature throughout his life; while the cut-and-dried system of culture of later Wagnerian discipleship has revenged him in a specially sacerdotal type of tradition, which makes progress even in the study of his works impossible except through revolt.
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  • But equally it is now impossible to cast any doubt upon them.
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  • And the whole equation seems to break down on the matter of date, as it is quite impossible to bring Narmerza down to 2850 B.C. Naram-Sin was in reality a contemporary of the kings of the V.
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  • It is not impossible that the question may yet be raised again whether the Eurasian after all is the heir of the ages.
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  • It is impossible to represent on a plane the whole of the earth's surface, or even a large extent of it, without a considerable amount of distortion.
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  • Their services to their owners and to Arctic explorers are well known, but Eskimo dogs are so rapacious that it is impossible to train them to refrain from attacking sheep, goats or any small domesticated animals.
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  • Their insistence on the personal aspect of religious experience made it impossible for Friends to countenance the setting apart of any man or building for the purpose of divine worship to the exclusion of all others.
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  • In reality, the struggle which they had carried on in defence of this principle for seventeen years, with a good faith which it is impossible to ignore, ended in a defeat.
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  • In support of this decision it was urged that it was no good pursuing people whom it was impossible to catch, that the isolated posts in the interior had not been able to protect the friendly tribes; and that the semi-desert nature of the country did not justify any attempt at economic development.
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  • 3, we have the following impossible sentence, where Esau is referred t0: vEKpbs i v iipet /Lap, Kai 7ropevbµEVOS 'Avovipa,u airiaavev.
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  • Education is given by a public-school system, which, while nominally providing for separate schools for Catholics and Protestants, makes it practically impossible at most points to carry on such schools.
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  • The immense extension of the rural estates (latifundia) made it impossible for masters to know their slaves, even if they were disposed to take trouble for the purpose.
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  • Such extension of his field would have been impossible had not Wesley been helped by a heroic band of preachers.
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  • First, since the great and growing modern city stands right over the ancient one, it is almost impossible to find any considerable space in which to dig, except at enormous cost.
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  • and S.W., where it is practically impossible to get below the Roman strata.
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  • It is impossible to enumerate here all the works attributed to Joachim.
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  • movement, the childhood of a new community of faith, are reflected so naturally in them all, that it is impossible for a moment to think of a later period of composition by a priesthood whom we know to, have been devoid of any historical sense, and incapable of reconstructing the spiritual conditions under which Zoroaster lived.
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  • So soon as the point of view is clear - that in the Gathas we have firm historical ground on which Zoroaster and his surroundings may rest, that here we have the beginnings of the Zoroastrian religion - then it becomes impossible to answer otherwise than affirmatively every general question as to the historical character of Zoroaster.
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  • Even in the best equipped botanical garden it is impossible to have, at one and the same time, more than a very small percentage of the representatives of the flora of any given region or of any large group of plants.
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  • It is convenient to place in a small envelope gummed to an upper corner of the sheet any flowers, seeds or leaves needed for dissection or microscopical examination, especially where from the fixation of the specimen it is impossible to examine the leaves for oilreceptacles and where seed is apt to escape from ripe capsules and be lost.
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  • A flower dissected and gummed on the sheets will often retain the colour which it is impossible to preserve in a crowded inflorescence.
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  • As it is impossible to preserve the natural colours of fungi, the specimens should, whenever possible, be accompanied by a coloured drawing of the plant.
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  • 1), they intersect one another at different angles, producing an intricate network which it is almost impossible to reduce to any system.
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  • But that they can have been so used to any large extent is rendered impossible by their limited dimensions, as none of them could hold more than fifty or sixty persons.
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  • It is impossible not to be struck with the remarkable analogy between these rock-hewn chairs and those discovered in the Etruscan tombs, of the purpose of which no satisfactory explanation has been given.
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  • According to modern physicians it is impossible to live many days in the caves of pozzolana in which many of the catacombs are excavated."
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  • It is true that a catacomb is often connected with the earlier sand-quarry, and starts from it as a commencement, but the two are excavated in different strata, suitable to their respective purposes, and their plan and construction are so completely unlike as to render any confusion between them impossible.
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  • That such vast excavations should have been made without attracting attention, and that such an immense number of corpses could have been carried to burial in perfect secrecy is utterly impossible.
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  • The existence of sulphuretted hydrogen in great quantities below loo fathoms, the extensive chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate, the stagnant nature of its deep waters, and the absence of deep-sea life are conditions which make it impossible to discuss it along with the physical and biological conditions of the Mediterranean proper.
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  • Though this was recognized by the more far-seeing of the Bond leaders, they were ready to support Kruger, whether or not he granted reforms, and they sought to make Milner's position impossible.
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  • Nevertheless, the radicals, because it was impossible to call a convention through the medium of the state government, took advantage of this clause to reconvoke the old convention at New Orleans.
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  • Under the conditions of free labour, the development of railways abroad, the improvement of machinery both in cane and beet producing countries, the general competition of the beet, and the fall of prices, it was impossible for the Cuban industry to survive without radical betterment of methods.
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  • After the Ten Year's War seed of Mexican and United States tobaccos was in great demand to re-seed the ruined vegas, and was introduced in great quantities; and although by a later law the destruction of these exotic species was ordered, that destruction was in fact quite impossible.
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  • It is sometimes said that since then there has been a countertendency, but it is impossible to prove such a statement conclusively except with the aid of future censuses.
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  • Despite superficial decentralization after 1878 any real growth of local self-government was rendered impossible.
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  • Congress neglected to pass certain laws which were required by the constitution, and which, as regards municipal autonomy, independence of the judiciary, and congressional representation of minority parties, were intended to make impossible the abuses of centralized government that had characterized Spanish administration.
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  • He continued to play a prominent part in International Socialist politics, striving to arrange concerted action of the working classes to make wars impossible by means of general strikes.
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  • Now, owing to the necessary inexactness of measurement, it is impossible to discriminate directly whether any kind of continuous physical quantity possesses the compactness of the series of rationals or the continuity of the series of real numbers.
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  • For example, if it should turn out that the mass of a body is to be estimated by counting the number of corpuscles (whatever they may be) which go to form it, then a body with an irrational measure of mass is intrinsically impossible.
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  • impossible to turn much of this valuable timber to useful account,, although attempts have been made to work it in Abaco.
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  • The later middle ages are represented by several monasteries, and many castles, such as those of Dervent, Doboj, Maglaj, Zepee and Vranduk, on the Bosna; Bihac, on Owing to the scarcity of authoritative documents, it is impossible to describe in detail the events of the next three centuries.
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  • It is impossible to verify this charge, but during the troubled years that ensued, Ali pursued an elaborate policy of intrigue.
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  • 1914, in his organ published at Geneva, " it is impossible, from the point of view of the international proletariat, to say which would be the lesser evil for Socialism, an Austro-German defeat or a Franco-Russo-English defeat.
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  • After pointing out the immense difficulties which he had had to encounter owing to the absence of any regular accounts, and above all of any of " those statistics which constitute the soul, indeed the very life of a public administration," and that it was therefore impossible for him to pretend that he had been able to free himself altogether from the effects of the past, the minister continues, " every time we have endeavoured to have recourse to the previous elements of appreciation, we found ourselves faced by the chaos which characterized former years.
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  • No real attempt has ever been made to observe the decree, and indeed observance has been impossible seeing the dangers which never cease to menace the empire.
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  • Laurent tells us that the present government having found it absolutely impossible to arrive at even an approximate estimate of this " occult debt," recourse was had, in order to fix it, to the creditors themselves, and a short act of parliament was passed declaring all debts prescribed which should not be claimed by a fixed date.
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  • After the disaster of Angora, from which it seemed impossible that the Ottoman fortunes could ever recover, the princes fled each with as many troops as he could induce to Inter- follow him, being hotly pursued by Timur's armies.
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  • But nothing could be done until the Porte should have come to terms with Russia as to the Treaty of Bucharest; for, as the British ambassador, Sir Robert Liston, was instructed to point out to the Ottoman government, " it is impossible to guarantee the possession of a territory of which the limits are not determined."
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  • Even so it proved impossible to fulfil the Miirzsteg programme, though the attempt was prolonged until 1908.
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  • There was, indeed, a danger lest the rivalries in the assembly might render it exceedingly difficult, not to say impossible, to obtain such unanimity.
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  • On the south bank, owing to better natural drainage and a drier subsoil, movement was fairly easy, but the Austrians found it almost impossible.
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  • In view of these troops the Prussian line, which had advanced faultlessly as if on parade, halted to prepare its bayonet attack by fire, and, once halted, it was found impossible to get them to go on again.
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  • Even then the day might have been saved had Blucher been able to find even twenty squadrons accustomed to gallop together, but the Prussian cavalry had been dispersed amongst the infantry commands, and at the critical moment it proved impossible for them to deliver a united and decisive attack.
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