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  • The population was not only impoverished and reduced in numbers but broken in spirit.

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  • and impoverished by the ravages of the Huns.

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  • The crystals of impoverished lead which fall process.

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  • Drought and famine came in 1860, and then upon the impoverished state came the strain of the Civil War.

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  • The soil is generally rocky and unfertile, and the population impoverished, scanty and ignorant.

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  • Impoverished by these different causes, as well as by prodigal extravagance in interior expenditure, by shameless venality among the ruling classes, and by continual wars, of which the cost, whether they were successful or not, was enormous, the public treasury was frequently empty.

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  • Country neighbors from Otradnoe, impoverished old squires and their daughters, Peronskaya a maid of honor, Pierre Bezukhov, and the son of their district postmaster who had obtained a post in Petersburg.

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  • During the tropical rains the soil is liable, to a greater or less extent, to denudation, which becomes very serious when the land slopes; and in any case, the soil is apt to become impoverished by the loss of its soluble constituents.

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  • PETRUS RAMUS, or Pierre De La Ramee (1515-1572), French humanist, was born at the village of Cuth in Picardy in 1515, a member of a noble but impoverished family; his father was a charcoal-burner.

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  • The Peruvians were impoverished, and under such conditions foreign capital could not be secured.

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  • During that twenty-year period an immense number of fields were left untilled, houses were burned, trade changed its direction, millions of men migrated, were impoverished, or were enriched, and millions of Christian men professing the law of love of their fellows slew one another.

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  • The visit of the allied sovereigns to England and the pressing engagements of the emperor Alexander and Lord Castlereagh delayed the congress until the autumn, when all Europe sent its representatives to accept the hospitality of the impoverished but magnificent Austrian court.

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  • The commerce of these ports, both in the foreign and domestic trade, is small, tariff regulations being onerous, and the people too impoverished to be consumers of much beyond the barest necessaries of life.

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  • Albrecht had been elected at the age of twenty-four to a see already impoverished by frequent successions and payments of annates to Rome.

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  • It is said that he even impoverished the treasury of the Roman Church by his unlimited charities.

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  • He likewise added to his power by assuming the captainship of the city guard (1495), and later by the purchase from the impoverished commune of several outlying castles (1507).

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  • It is invariably the result of some cause acting generally, such as renal disease, valvular defect of the heart, or an impoverished state of the blood; while a mere oedema is usually dependent upon some local obstruction to the return of blood or lymph, or of both, the presence of parasites within the tissue, such as the filaria sanguinis hominis or trichina spiralis, or the poisonous bites of insects.

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  • LUIGI CIBRARIO, Count (1802-1870), Italian statesman and historian, descended from a noble but impoverished Piedmontese family, was born in Usseglia on the 23rd of February 1802.

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  • The coinage had not only been seriously debased during the closing years of the Tokugawa regime, but large quantities of paper currency had been issued and circulated, both by many of the feudal lords, and by the central government itself, as a temporary expedient for filling an impoverished exchequer.

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  • A legend of his surreptitious bestowal of dowries upon the three daughters of an impoverished citizen, who, unable to procure fit marriages for them, was on the point of giving them up to a life of shame, is said to have originated the old custom of giving presents in secret on the Eve of St Nicholas, subsequently transferred to Christmas Day.

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  • Such a reduced and impoverished star is a planet; and the several planets of our solar system are the several vortices which from time to time have been swept up by the central sun-vortex.

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  • The family was greatly impoverished owing to his losses over these schemes, but still possessed a good deal of interest.

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  • 1745), a scion of an impoverished branch of the family, who began his career as the peshwa's slipper-carrier and rose by his military abilities to be commander of his bodyguard.

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  • Under this rgime the resources of the country were impoverished, while the finances fell into complete and incomprehensible chaos.

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  • Italy was recovered for the empire, but it was an Italy terribly impoverished and depopulated, whose possession carried little strength with it.

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  • The great Mogul emperor's impoverished and enfeebled successor was fain to recognize the Mahratta state by a formal instrument.

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  • It suffered greatly in the fire of 1671, and has since been impoverished by plunder'and neglect.

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  • The slave wars had not directly touched the great cities; Verres plundered and impoverished everywhere, removing anything of value, especially works of art, that took his fancy, and there is hardly a city that had not to complain of what it suffered at his hands.

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  • If he appropriated or sold the implements, impoverished or sublet the cattle, he was heavily fined and in default of payment might be condemned to be torn to pieces by the cattle on the field.

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  • The independent government of Nicaragua was afterwards distinguished almost beyond all other Spanish-American states by an uninterrupted series of military or popular revolts, by, which the whole people was impoverished and debased.

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  • Moreover, the crusaders who survived the difficulties and dangers of an expedition to Palestine were seasoned and experienced although frequently impoverished and landless soldiers, ready to hire themselves to the highest bidder, and well worth the wages they received.

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  • Among these was the closing of the Scheldt to all ships, a clause which was ruinous to the commerce of the Belgic provinces, by cutting them off from their only to the impoverished land by the introduction of new but visited Belgium in person and governor-general,g p showed a great and active interest in its affairs.

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  • Half-hearted attempts after the peace to repair the ruined mines failed; the town became impoverished, and in 1770 was devastated by fire.

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  • In 1629 the inhabitants, impoverished by their losses, obtained licence to erect a port.

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  • granted Lyme to the burgesses at a fee-farm of 32 marks; on the petition of the inhabitants, who were impoverished by tempests and high tides, this was reduced to loo shillings in 1410 and to 5 marks in 1481.

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  • She owned a good estate, though probably impoverished by Parliamentarian exactions, at Mandinam, in Carmarthenshire.

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  • The destruction of property was enormous, the hardest-working and best tax-paying element in the country was destroyed, or impoverished, and where the breadwinners were killed the women and children were left destitute.

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  • Roger Stafford, the impoverished heir male of the ancient Staffords, had been forced to surrender his barony to the king by a deed dated in the preceding year, a piece of injustice which is in the teeth of all modern conceptions of peerage law.

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  • Such had been for a considerable time the condition of Russia, and the small proprietors were now becoming so impoverished that they could no longer fulfil their duties to the state.

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  • Before the latter event, however, the family had been seriously impoverished by a great fire, which destroyed several valuable buildings, but notwithstanding this, the mother left to each of her six children some little fortune.

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  • He lived to see the World War of 1914 and the Russian revolution of 1917, which forced him into impoverished retirement at his villa at Biarritz.

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  • In a few years he had incurred a debt of 56 million francs, a burden assumed by the impoverished state.

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  • He consulted the older and graver Laurentius Andreae, who told him how "Doctor Martinus had clipped the wings of the pope, the cardinals and the big bishops," which could not fail to be pleasing intelligence to a monarch who was never an admirer of episcopacy, while the rich revenues of the church, accumulated in the course of centuries, were a tempting object to the impecunious ruler of an impoverished people.

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  • Huggens College, with residences for impoverished ladies, was established in 1847 by John Huggens of Sittingbourne.

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  • Without means, and obliged to borrow from Niethammer, he had no further hopes from the impoverished university.

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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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  • Vespasian could be liberal to impoverished senators and knights, to cities and towns desolated by natural calamity, and especially to men of letters and of the professor class, several of whom he pensioned with salaries of as much as £boo a year.

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  • The fauna of Tunisia at the present day is much impoverished as regards mammals, birds and reptiles.

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  • The peasantry are impoverished, and in many parts live on the verge of starvation for the greater part of the year.

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  • Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."

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  • The rich bourgeoisie began more achieve- and more to monopolize the magistracy; and though the country-people were somewhat relieved from the burden which had been crushing them, the working-classes remained impoverished, owing to the increase of prices which followed at a distance the rise of wages.

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  • The revocation of the edict of Nantes vitiated thi-ough a fatal contradiction all the efforts of the latter to create new manufactures; the country was impoverished for tht1 benefit of the foreigner to such a point that economic conditions began to alarm those private persons most noted for their talents, their character, or their regard for the public welfare; such as La Bruyre and Fnelon in 1692, Bois-Guillebert in 1697 and Vauban In.

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  • The people became more and more impoverished and degraded, a new and shoddy nobility was created and granted wide privileges, and art and letters declined.

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  • His father, Vincenzio, was an impoverished descendant of a noble Florentine house, which had exchanged the surname of Bonajuti for that of Galilei, on the election, in 1 343, of one of its members, Tommaso de' Bonajuti, to the college of the twelve Buonuomini.

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  • She supported various schemes of emigration to the colonies; and in Ireland helped to promote the fishing industry by starting schools, and providing boats, besides advancing £250,000 in 1880 for supplying seed to the impoverished tenants.

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  • The cultivators were driven from the plains, agriculture was destroyed, and the country was seriously impoverished when its ruin was completed by the ravages and wholesale butcheries of Timur.

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  • The bishoprics of Brandenburg, Havelberg and Lebus were secularized; their administration was entrusted to members of the elector's family; and their revenues formed a welcome addition to his impoverished exchequer.

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  • Relatively isolated and impoverished communities turned themselves into rich self-governing city-states exercising power that was felt and feared over a wide area.

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  • He was relatively impoverished count who could provide little dowry for his daughters.

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  • embezzleey was recently arrested for embezzling millions from the impoverished Bosnian state.

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  • Impoverished areas look for construction workers to either rebuild or repair homes and buildings.

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  • Whole industries have been wiped out and vast sections of the population impoverished, forced to struggle to survive in the 'informal sector ' .

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  • impoverished by two wars and more than a decade of economic sanctions.

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  • impoverished that society and poisoned world politics to this day.

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  • He was restored by the peace of Westphalia, but it was to a depopulated and impoverished country, and he spent his remaining years in efforts to repair the disasters of the great war.

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  • impoverished the nation.

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  • In connection with suicides, it is interesting to observe that the highest rates prevail in some of the smaller and more prosperous states of the empire for example, in Saxe-Weimar, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and SaxeAltenhurg (on a three years average of figures), while the Roman Catholic country Bavaria, and the impoverished Prussian province of Posen show the most favorable statistics.

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  • Their extortions impoverished the whole country, yet the abolition of the system might perhaps have been carried out more gradually and with greater precaution, and Turkey more than once felt the want of their aid, questionable as its value often was.

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  • The story that he became impoverished by paying a fine incurred by his son Caeso is an attempt to explain the needy position of so distinguished a man.

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  • The settlement of estates on a legal basis provided ill for a large number of the king's adherents who had impoverished themselves in his cause.

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  • CATILINE [LUCIUS SERGIUS CATILINA] (c. 108-62 B.C.), a member of an ancient but impoverished patrician family of Rome, the prime mover in the conspiracy known by his name.

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  • He returned from his travels impoverished; one tradition says that he received 500 talents from his fellow-citizens, and that a public funeral was decreed him.

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  • It was expected by the government that the 1906 revenues would largely exceed 1905, but the expectation was not fully realized, chiefly, it may be assumed, because of the inability of an impoverished people to meet an increase in taxation.

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  • Then he raised a heavy tax from his already impoverished subjects, sold a number of official posts and departed to Francenever to return, though he had still five years to live.

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  • LUCIUS CORNELIUS SULLA (138-78 B.C.), surnamed Felix, Roman general, politician and dictator, belonged to a minor and impoverished branch of the famous patrician Cornelian gens.

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  • In consequence of droughts, ravages of locusts and misgovernment by local governors the province has been much impoverished and hundreds of villages are in ruins and deserted.

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  • During the storm of the Peasants' War (13th of June 1525) Luther married Catherine von Bora, the daughter of a noble but impoverished family belonging to Meissen.

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  • P. Taeda, the " loblolly pine " of the backwoodsman, a tall tree with straight trunk and spreading top, covers great tracts of the " pine-barrens " of the southern states, but also frequently spreads over deserted arable lands that have been impoverished by long and bad farming; hence the woodsmen call it the " old-field " pine, while, from the fragrance of its abundant resin, it is also known as the frankincense pine.

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  • 1542), Spanish captain and explorer, often, though wrongly, called the discoverer of the Mississippi (first sighted by Alonzo de Pineda in 1519), was born at Jerez de los Caballeros, in Extremadura, of an impoverished family of good position, and was indebted to the favour of Pedrarias d'Avila for the means of pursuing his studies at the university.

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  • The result of his experiments was that he found himself completely impoverished, and lived in penury for the remainder of his life.

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  • The general conditions to be observed in such workings may be briefly stated as follows: (I) The whole of the auriferous gravel, down to the " bed rock," must be removed, - that is, no selection of rich or poor parts is possible; (2) this must be accomplished by the aid of water alone, or at times by water supplemented by blasting; (3) the conglomerate must be mechanically disintegrated without interrupting the whole system; (4) the gold must be saved without interrupting the continuous flow of water; and (5) arrangements must be made for disposing of the vast masses of impoverished gravel.

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  • 1816), the non-resident bishop of Llandaff, who rarely visited his diocese during an episcopate of thirty years; and of another English divine who held the deanery, the chancellorship and nine livings in a North Welsh see, his curates-in-charge being paid out of Queen Anne's Bounty, a fund expressly intended for the benefit of impoverished livings.

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  • In Sweden the first class includes many impoverished mountain Lapps.

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  • He had impoverished Carlisle, and in his new see, according to Burnet (who calls him "a sour ill-tempered man"), "minded chiefly the enriching of his family."

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  • The decimated and impoverished nobility proved their impotence in the coalitions they attempted between 43~ and 1442, of which the most important, the Praguerie, fell to pieces almost directly, despite the support of the dauphin himself.

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  • the latter part of his reign, and also the inordinate squandering of money, the autos-da-f in the provinces and in Paris, the harsh repression of reform and free thought, and the sale of justice; while the nation became impoverished and the state was at the mercy of the caprices of royal mistressesall of which was to become more and more pronounced during the twelve years of Henry IIs government.

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  • Quote of the Day If it were not for Carcanet, my library would be unbearably impoverished.

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  • The parish suffered and was greatly impoverished as a result.

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  • It is much easier for tyrants to gain control of nations in which the people are too impoverished to resist them.

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  • This dispute, whether won or lost, will place an excessive burden on the already impoverished Tanzanian people.

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  • Nor might the common people be quite so impoverished next time.

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  • impoverished in comparison with his own.

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  • impoverished in terms of diversity as might be expected from the lack of underlying plant structure.

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  • The freely draining impoverished ands and gravels support a very simple flora which is dominated by ling and bell heather.

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  • Young people from impoverished areas often have to surmount additional obstacles to gain a better education.

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  • Despite the impoverished state of the kingdom, the last century of Lusignan rule finally witnessed a social and cultural osmosis.

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  • These can be expected to have been mainly pastoral settlements exploiting what by now were impoverished moorland, much as today.

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  • But even a miracle of western statecraft would only lead to Afghanistan's impoverished neighbors seizing a greater share of this lucrative trade.

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  • His pride and austerity made him unpopular at court and he left the country in 1642, settling at last in Padua, where he died in 1646, impoverished by the sequestrations of the parliament, whose forces had taken and retaken his castle of Arundel.

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  • Such an enterprise necessitated fresh subsidies from his already impoverished people, and obliged him in December 1659 to cross over to Sweden to meet the estates, whom he had summoned to Gothenburg.

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  • He became, and could not but become, a persecutor in and out of Spain; and his persecutions not only hardened the obstinacy of the Dutch, and helped to exasperate the English, but they provoked a revolt of the Moriscoes, which impoverished his kingdom.

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  • in England, and may be partly explained by a desire to replenish his impoverished exchequer with the wealth of the Church (see Brandenburg).

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  • All were impoverished, R and greed was the dominant motive of the members of the privy council, the rulers of the country.

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  • But even a miracle of western statecraft would only lead to Afghanistan 's impoverished neighbors seizing a greater share of this lucrative trade.

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  • An ignorant and impoverished population was more readily subjugated by Princes of the Church.

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  • The clash of cultures, impoverished means and surreal spectacle of this area can be found traced through the company 's work.

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  • Ever the humanitarian, she and partner Brad Pitt have raised awareness about international adoptions and the plight of people in impoverished areas of the world.

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  • His daughter, Gulnara, seems to be following in her dictator daddy's footsteps by coming under fire for forcing child labor and embezzling from the small, impoverished nation's revenues to pad her family's bank accounts.

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  • She has long lobbied for greater attention to impoverished people across the globe, whether it's visiting refugees in Ecuador or pushing for legislation that will aid children in Third World countries.

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  • No doubt fans and the press will continue to look to her for attention-getting headlines and valiant efforts toward helping impoverished people all over the world.

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  • The Princeton Review specifically works with underprivileged communities to help bridge the gap between wealthy and impoverished children and their ability to take standardized tests and test well enough to enter into college.

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  • Nearly all of these deaths occur in impoverished parts of Africa and Asia, where they often result from contamination of the water supply by animal and human feces.

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  • Primary PEM is common in impoverished areas of developing countries.

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  • Nursing: Nursing and other medical professions look for nurses and doctors to work in hospitals, clinics and in impoverished areas.

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  • Many available opportunities for international applicants are in positions that are undesirable such as impoverished areas or positions in which residents are under qualified.

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  • Healthcare: Impoverished areas look for healthcare professionals to provide medical care to children and adults in poverty.

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  • Work in impoverished areas: Positions available in impoverished areas include cleaning, building and repairing communities in need.

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  • UNICEF: This organization assists children and adults in impoverished areas and will sometimes submit positions looking for health professionals.

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  • AMREF: This site is for individuals looking for work in the impoverished areas in and around Kenya.

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  • Your monthly financial sponsorship combined with others will ensure the basic necessities for a child in an impoverished nation.

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  • Oprah Winfrey was born in impoverished rural Mississippi to a teenage mother.

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  • A church, for example, may plan a mission trip to an impoverished country.

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  • Currently, Lacoste products are worn by everyone, the posh and the impoverished.

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  • The Somebody Cares Tampa Bay organization is a network of non-profit independent groups throughout the Tampa Bay area that help to support the community, particularly the sick, the ailing and the impoverished.

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  • Due to impoverished living conditions and the lack of brass works technology, most clocks of the 1700s and early 1800s featured wooden clockworks and very few alarms.

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  • Bead for Life Store-When you purchase beads from the Bead for Life store, you help impoverished Africans build a better life.

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  • This means the very wealthy and the impoverished qualify for the same benefits, and these benefits are consistent across the nation, no matter where you receive medical care.

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  • Hendrix was said to be very affected by his impoverished and unstable upbringing.

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  • impoverished when it could be helped.

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