Justify sentence example

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  • That didn't justify what I did.
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  • I know there's nothing I can say to justify my actions.
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  • I can't justify murder.
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  • "I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
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  • 26) seeks to justify the Christian neglect of it by the fact, for which he vouches, that among the Romans themselves incense was unknown in the time of Numa, while the Etruscans had always continued to be strangers to it.
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  • It was more blood than from a razor cut but nowhere near enough to justify a full skeleton in her bathtub.
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  • In the light of that truth, a reformed intuitionalism might justify itself.
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  • You.re right, Kris, I can.t understand how you could turn your back on the person who needed you most and justify it with your shortsighted arrogance.
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  • That readiness will not weaken in me, but I and Russia have a right to expect from you all the zeal, firmness, and success which your intellect, military talent, and the courage of the troops you command justify us in expecting.
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  • The successful defence of Varna and Silistria seemed to justify the stubbornness of the Porte.
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  • It was harder and harder to justify not yielding to his arrangement, if only for the pleasure of his body.
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  • "Don't, Mary Nikolievna!" said her husband to her in a low voice, evidently only to justify himself before the stranger.
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  • The very fact that the nineteenth century has not produced many authors whom the world may count among the greatest of all time does not in my opinion justify the remark, "There may come a time when people cease to write."
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  • To heredity, as an indirect or predisposing cause, has probably been assigned too great importance, and the many facts brought forward of the relative frequency of cancer in members of one family only justify the conclusion that the tissue-resistance of certain families is lowered.
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  • His course was disapproved; he was recalled and brought before the council of state, which blamed his conduct without giving him a chance to justify himself.
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  • To justify their contention they sketched in outline the history of the world and mankind, the origin of evil and its course, and the final consummation of all things.
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  • Thus we justify, on grounds of instrumentation, laws usually known as laws of harmony and counterpoint.
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  • and was written to justify this kings invasion of France.
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  • Enactments about the pursuit of thieves, and the calling in of warrantors to justify sales of chattels, are other expressions of the difficulties attending peaceful intercourse.
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  • 19 justify the rendering in margin of R.V.
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  • Some of the complaints against the companies, however, were exaggerated, and the estimates formed of the possible commercial development of telegraphy were optimistic. The basis for these estimates was the experience of other countries, which, however, did not justify the expectation that a large increase of business consequent on reduction of rates could be obtained without serious diminution of profit.
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  • The gardens and fields produce an abundance of flowers, which justify the city's title of la cittd dei fiori.
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  • When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
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  • He alone--with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying--he alone could justify what had to be done.
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  • The permission to do so was embodied in a proclamation, in which the conqueror endeavoured to justify his claim to the Babylonian throne.
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  • Negotiations could only bring the conflict a little nearer, delay it a little longer, or supply an opportunity to either side to justify its action in the eyes of the world.
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  • The multitude of species and the many intermediate forms render their exact limitation difficult, but those presenting sufficiently marked characters to justify specific rank probably approach 300 in number.
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  • The broad distinctions which, as a matter of fact, exist between every known form of living substance and every other component of the material world, justify the separation of the biological sciences from all others.
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  • Sidgwick holds that intuition must justify the claims of the general happiness upon the individual, though everything subsequent is hedonistic calculus.
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  • None of Rudinis public utterances justify the supposition that he assumed office with the intention of allowing the alliance to lapse on its expiry in May 1892; indeed, he frankly declared it to form the basis of his foreign policy.
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  • Enough is known of him to justify the belief that he had some of the qualities of a soldier and a statesman.
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  • The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
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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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  • But it must not be supposed that the differences between living and not-living matter are such as to justify the assumption that the forces at work in the one are different from those which are to be met with in the other.
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  • These and other characters separate the two forms so widely as quite to justify the establishment of as many orders for their reception.
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  • In the middle ages they were cited to justify the claim of the papacy to be the supreme court of appeal.
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  • They named their town by anticipation, Our Lady of the Victory (Victoria); but it cost them some hard fighting with the Goagnazes to justify the title.
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  • They have been called the Britons of the south, and their courage in defending their country and their intelligence amply justify the compliment.
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  • In the cases of Odo of Bayeux (1082) and of William of St Calais, bishop of Durham (1088), he used his legal ingenuity to justify the trial of bishops before a lay tribunal.
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  • The body charged with the guarding of the constitution was thus brought by Bonaparte to justify its violation; and a way was thus opened for the legalizing of further irregularities.
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  • 15 seq., 20 seq.), and it may possibly be gathered that Nehemiah at once departed to justify himself (Neh.
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  • For the Christian Church the miracles of Jesus are of primary importance; and the evidence - external and internal - in their favour may be said to be sufficient to justify belief.
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  • They started with no such claim as Duke William put forth to justify his invasion of England; their only show of legal right was the papal grant of conquests that were already made.
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  • "No, you have not understood me," said his mother, not knowing how to justify herself.
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  • The Magyars had certainly done much to justify their claim to a special measure of enlightenment.
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  • He may be said to have gained a world-wide reputation by his use of the phrase "blood is thicker than water" to justify his intervention on behalf of the British squadron engaged in the operations against the Peiho Forts.
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  • Napoleon's historian Thiers, like other of his historians, trying to justify his hero says that he was drawn to the walls of Moscow against his will.
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  • Marsilius of Padua also composed a treatise De translations imperii romani, which is merely a rearrangement of a work of Landolfo Colonna, De jurisdictione imperatoris in causa matrimoniali, intended to prove the exclusive jurisdiction of the emperor in matrimonial affairs, or rather, to justify the intervention of Louis of Bavaria, who, in the interests of his policy, had just annulled the marriage of the son of the king of Bohemia and the countess of Tirol.
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  • A critic of intuition- Criticism alism might add that they are its whole strength; of intuitionalism is sound upon the intellectual and moral interests of humanity, but it does little to justify them.
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  • In other districts lack of water impedes cultivation, though after the rains pasturage is abundant, and resinous plants are so varied and numerous as to justify the ancient name of the region.
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  • In the campaign he held, in opposition to the wishes of the more radical members of his party, that although secession might be resorted to as a last alternative the circumstances were not yet such as to justify it.
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  • The character and order of these historical notices of incense would certainly, were there nothing else to be considered, justify the conclusion hitherto generally adopted, that its use was wholly unknown in the worship of the Christian Church before the 5th century.
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  • Is it likely that a prophet would begin a complaint against Chaldaean tyranny (admittedly central in the prophecy) by complaining of that wickedness of his fellow-countrymen which seems partly to justify it ?
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  • Had the Austrians attacked on both flanks forthwith, the Prussian central (I.) army could have reached neither wing in time to avert defeat, and the political consequences of the Austrian victory might have been held to justify the risks involved, for even if unsuccessful the Austrians and Saxons could always retreat into Bavaria and there form a backbone of solid troops for the 95,000 South Germans.
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  • Granting this is a general truth, it must yet be acknowledged as a special fact, that in fossil birds we have as yet but scanty means of arriving at any precise results which will justify bold generalization in the matter of avine distribution.
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  • How do colleges justify sports scholarships for cheerleaders?
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  • So far it had done nothing to justify its subsequent reputation.
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  • On the whole, however, it is doubtful if all these legal and extra-legal activities in a nation of ioo,000,000 were serious enough to justify any general condemnation of war legislation, the courts, and the nation.
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  • justify why certain streets are worth more than others.
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  • As Christians it's easy to try and justify our angry outbursts by pointing a finger at God's anger.
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  • You know, because we all need to stare at clothes most of us could never afford (or justify).
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  • They're able to justify those figures because movie studios know these big names put filmgoers in theater seats.
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  • Because toddlers grow so quickly, it's hard to justify making a large clothing expenditure.
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  • Taste and elegance are two themes that typically justify a high-end clothing purchase.
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  • For single moms, going back to school grants may be the only way they can justify the expense of going back to college because the grants will prevent them from jeopardizing the family finances.
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  • The Polish sympathies of the Church in Germany made him regard it as an anti-German power, and the formation of the Catholic faction in parliament, supported by Poles and Hanoverians, appeared to justify his apprehensions.
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  • Scarcely had the bill been carried when a series of events took place which still more fully turned public attention to colonial affairs, and seemed to justify the action of the governHostility ment.
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  • It is especially those long ages, during which Egypt was an independent centre of culture and government, before its absorption in the Persian empire in the 6th century B.C., that make the most powerful appeal to the imagination and can often justify this appeal by the splendour of the monuments representing them.
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  • His Pitt has already been mentioned; his Appreciations and Addresses and his Peel (containing a remarkable comment on the position of an English prime minister) were published in 1899; his Napoleon: the Last Phase - an ingenious, if paradoxical, attempt to justify Napoleon's conduct in exile at St Helena - in woo; his Cromwell in the same year.
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  • Hegel's first performance seemed to justify the rumour.
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  • A select committee was appointed with Mr Hanbury as chairman to consider " whether the telephone service is calculated to become of such general benefit as to justify its being undertaken by municipal and other local authorities, and if so under what conditions."
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  • Sunderland now took refuge in Holland, and from Utrecht he sought to justify his recent actions in A letter to a friend in the country.
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  • the use of force in itself, or even on the fact that war involves suffering and loss of life; their root objection is based on the fact that war is both the outcome and the cause of ambition, pride, greed, hatred and everything that is opposed to the mind of Christ; and that no end to be attained can justify the use of such means.
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  • Its provisions, held by some to be so unduly favourable to Russia as to justify the question whether she had not been victorious in the war, were as follows: Russia abandoned all pretensions to exercise a protectorate over the Christians in Turkey, or to an exclusive right of interference in the Danubian principalities, to which Bessarabia was restored; the navigation of the Danube was made free and placed under the supervision of an international commission; the Black Sea was closed to warships, while open to the commercial flags of all countries; the Asiatic frontier between the two empires remained unchanged; Turkey was admitted to the concert of Europe, and all the contracting parties agreed to respect her independence and the integrity of her territory; moreover, the provisions of the Tanzimat were reaffirmed in a fresh decree of the sultan, which was incorporated in the treaty, and further provided for a large measure of local autonomy for the Christian communities.
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  • even below the level of his old opponents; and that this was not the consequence of temporary depression naturally resulting from the accumulated load of his misfortunes, is sufficiently shown by the downright puerility of the arguments by which he seeks to justify his own successes in the St Helena memoirs, which one may search in vain for any indication that Napoleon was himself aware of the magnitude of his own discovery.
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  • Apart from those clergy (still the majority) who follow in all essentials the post-Reformation traditions of the English Church, there are three schools among those who justify the use of the ancient "eucharistic" 1 vestments: (I) a small number who affect to ignore the rules of the Prayer Book altogether, on the ground that no local or national Church has the right to alter the doctrines or practice of the Catholic Church, of which they are priests in virtue of their ordination, and whose prescriptions and usages they are in conscience bound to follow; (2) those who maintain that the Ornaments Rubric, in the phrase "second year of King Edward VI.," prescribes the ornaments in use before the first Prayer Book.; (3) those who hold that under the Rubric the ornaments prescribed in the first Prayer Book are to be "had in use."
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  • Felix introduced adoptian views into that part of Spain which belonged to the Franks, and Charlemagne thought it necessary to assemble a synod at Regensburg (Ratisbon), in 792, before which the bishop was summoned to explain and justify the new doctrine.
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  • Such an assumption could not, however, without dangerous extrapolation, be founded upon the results of Baur's experiments, which did not go far enough to justify it.
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  • Those who maintain that all these forms of synthesis are hasty and superficial stand by the conviction that the right philosophic attitude is to accept provisionally the main distinctions of common sense, above all the distinction of personal and impersonal; but to press forward to the underlying unity so far as experience and reflection justify.
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  • On the whole 64 is the most probable date, but it is very far from certain: the evidence is insufficient to justify any assurance.
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  • The publication of the letters certainly seems to justify Norton's view.] Miss Welsh's previous affair with Irving had far less importance than Froude ascribes to it; and she soon came to regard her past love as a childish fancy.
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  • The apparent opposition between the conflicting schools is more acute than the facts justify.
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  • From henceforth it was Theofan's duty and pleasure to explain the new ideas and justify the most alarming innovations from the pulpit.
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  • Boniface VIII., instead, ordered the king in December 1301 to free the bishop, in order that he might go to Rome to justify himself.
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  • When pederasty became common in Greece, an attempt was made to justify it and invest it with dignity by referring to the rape of the beautiful boy by Zeus; in Crete, where the love of boys was reduced to a system, Minos, the primitive ruler and law-giver, was said to have been the ravisher of Ganymede.
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  • The objections of Great Britain were, however, not so much to an Austrian intervention in Naples as to the far-reaching principles by which it was sought to justify it.
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  • It soon appeared that the intention of that practised debater was to force Luther into some admission which would justify opponents in accusing him of holding the opinions of Huss, who had been condemned by the great German Council of Constance.
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  • Renan, however, says that he merely tried to justify Averroism against the charge of heterodoxy.
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  • A mythic claim was thus formed to justify the Athenian attack, and Cimon brought back the bones of Theseus to Athens in triumph.
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  • Such cases are, of course, exceptional, and generally refer to a period long past, but they explain and justify the superstitious awe with which the tiger is regarded by the natives.
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  • But the text of Pliny the younger, where this account is given, has been subjected to various interpret ations; and from the comparison of other classical testimonies and the study of the excavations it has been concluded that it is impossible to determine the date of the catastrophe, though there are satisfactory arguments to justify the statement that the event took place in the autumn.
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  • It is due to them that the Romans of the day are living figures to us, and that Cicero, in spite of, or rather in virtue of his frailties, is intensely human and sympathetic. The letters to Atticus abound in the frankest selfrevelation, though even in the presence of his confessor his instinct as a pleader makes him try to justify himself.
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  • The larger species prey fiercely on other kinds of birds, while the smaller content themselves with a diet of small animals, often insects and worms. But however diverse be the appearance, structure or habits of the extremities of the series of species, they are so closely connected by intermediate forms that it is hard to find a gap between them that would justify a generic division.
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  • Enough has been said to justify the great place assigned to Aristotle in the history of logic. Without pressing metaphysical formulae in logic proper, he analysed formal;implica tion, grounded implication as a mode of knowledge Summary.
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  • The demand is for a new organon, a scientific method which shall face the facts of experience and justify itself by its achievement in the reduction of them to control.
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  • It was an ideal that failed to embody itself and justify itself by its fruits.
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  • The setting of Herbart's logic in his thought as a whole might of itself perhaps justify separate treatment.
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  • He starts, that is in logic, with conceptual units apparently self-contained and admitting of nothing but external relation, but proceeds to justify the intrinsic relation between the matter of his units by an appeal to the fact of the coherence of all contents of thought.
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  • The result will be to limit it, though perhaps also to justify it, save in its claim to reign alone.
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  • Swedenborg is usually reckoned among the theosophists, and some parts of his theory justify this inclusion; but his system as a whole has little in common with those speculative constructions of the Divine nature which form the essence of theosophy, as strictly understood.
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  • Although there is not much to justify such a proposition, it may perhaps be conceded that she was in many respects abnormal and that some of her work is characteristic of a process known to modern psychologists as "automatism," or in other words that it is the result of a spasmodic uprush to the surface of sub-conscious mental activities.
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  • It was originally intended that this should eventually be extended across the territory to Cowie Harbour (Sabuko Bay) on the east coast, but the extraordinary engineering difficulties which oppose themselves to such an extension, the sparse population of the territory, and the failure of the existing line to justify the expectations entertained by its designers, combine to render the prosecution of any such project highly improbable.
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  • stances justify Gardthausen and Hubschmann in claiming it for Greek.
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  • But when the symptoms are fully described they seem to justify this conclusion, one character only being thought to make a distinction between this and Oriental plague, viz.
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  • Inoculation is harmless, and the results obtained in India justify a favourable opinion of its protective efficacy.'
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  • Paul, on his side, clearly implies that Peter felt with him that the Law could not justify (Gal.
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  • The experience of the present generation, however, both in England and other countries, seems to justify some relaxation of that view, as will appear below.
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  • It is difficult, indeed, if not impracticable, to disentangle the effects which should be respectively attributed to influences so closely related to each other; but, of the three, prices alone tend to sufficient uniformity in their course in different countries to justify a supposition that they are in some way connected with a phenomenon so widely diffused as that of the decline in marriage and fertility.
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  • Hence no amount of: misgovernment, or neglect of Catholic interests, could justify Rome in interfering with them.
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  • But there is really nothing to justify this extreme of scepticism.
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  • The judges, at the conclusion of his speech, fell on their knees, and implored pardon for the manner of their letter; but Coke attempted to justify the matter contained in it, saying that the delay required by his majesty was contrary to law.
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  • In the article Midrash it will be seen that new teaching could justify itself by a reinterpretation of the old writings, and that the traditions of former authoritative figures could become the framework of a teaching considerably later than their age.
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  • Such churches justify their practice on the ground that they ought to grant to all their fellow-Christians the same right of private judgment as they claim for themselves.
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  • These authors proved, however, that no optical system can justify these suppositions, since they are contradictory to the fundamental laws of reflexion and refraction.
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  • There is nothing to justify us in looking the true Median language either in the cuneiform writings of second class or in Zend.
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  • To justify himself, he published an account of his conduct from the beginning of the Revolution.
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  • 37-41 (on fringes), the other passages of the Hexateuch which have been attributed to H do not furnish sufficient evidence to justify us in assigning them to that collection.
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  • He gained a great reputation as an effective preacher, and his posthumous Sermones morales (1792-1793) justify his fame in this respect.
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  • Of his other compositions, the most individual are those in which, deeply impressed by the problems of his day, he has sought to reconcile science and religion, especially the fine dialogue between Milton and Galileo, where the former, impressed by Galileo's predictions of the intellectual consequences of scientific progress, resolves "to justify the ways of God to man."
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  • In Order To Justify This Assumption, The Formation Of The Drop Must Be Sufficiently Slow, And Certain Restrictions Must Be Imposed Upon The Shape Of The Tube.
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  • A careful study of the fragments does not justify Mommsen's glowing account.
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  • On all these matters bargaining might possibly have reached satisfactory solutions, since there was much to justify Bulgaria's claim in Macedonia.
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  • The general tendency of the deistical writings is sufficiently self-consistent to justify a common name.
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  • 14-33) written to believing Jews in order to justify the Gentile mission and afterwards edited for Gentile readers with the addition of xi.
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  • 18 the omission of all reference to the restoration, in 20 B.C., of the standards taken at Carrhae seems to justify the inference that the passage was written before that date.
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  • One may divine in all this an intention to "justify the ways of God" to the Jew, by proving that God in His faithfulness to His ancient people had given them the first opportunity of salvation through Christ, but that now their national privilege had been rightly forfeited.
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  • From their own point of view they were orthodox conservatives, so far as they really cared to remain - for whatever reason - within the pale of Jewry and to justify their presence there.
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  • Great, however, as the success of the Roman arms had been, it was not such as to justify this boastful inscription; we read of renewed attacks from the barbarians, and plans of a fourth campaign for the next summer.
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  • It is the author's conception of the nature of the gospel which mainly gives us pause in following this pretty general disposition of modern scholarship. With all the phenomena of vocabulary and style which seem to justify such conceptions as von Soden's that c. iii.
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  • fresh prophecies were added to the book (notably those of the new covenant and of the restoration of the people after seventy years) to justify it.
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  • During the course of the siege Tantia Topi, the most capable native leader of the Mutiny, arrived with a fresh force of 20,000 men, and threatened the British camp; but Sir Hugh Rose, with a boldness which only success could justify, divided his force, and while still maintaining the siege of the fort, attacked Tantia Topi with only 150o men and completely routed him.
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  • But those who, like the positivists, agnostics and sceptics, deny the possibility of metaphysics as a theory of the ultimate nature of things, are still obliged to retain philosophy as a theory of knowledge, in order to justify the asserted limitation or impotence of human reason.
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  • Garnet, it is true, claimed to limit the justification of equivocation to cases " of necessary defence from injustice and wrong or of the obtaining some good of great importance when there is no danger of harm to others," and he could justify his conduct in lying to the council by their own conduct towards him, which included treacherous eavesdropping and fraud, and also threats of torture.
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  • They were wealthier than ever, yet did little to justify their existence; indeed the spirit of the age was so much set against them that they found it hard to keep up the numbers of their inmates.
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  • A disturbance that was almost an armed insurrection, which broke out in Derbyshire in June of this year, seemed to justify the severity of the government; it was suppressed without great difficulty, and three of the ringleaders were executed.
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  • It was no doubt open to her to contend, as perhaps most wise people consider, that the cause of Denmark was not of sufficient importance to justify her in going to, war.
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  • No eminent man has ever done more than Burke to justify the definition of genius as the consummation of the faculty of taking pains.
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  • Mushketov's Turkestan (pp. 35, 681) seems to justify this conclusion.
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  • Give me such evidence as would justify me in believing in anything else, and I will believe that.
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  • The differences between the two genera described above are sufficiently marked to justify the division of the Sphenophyllales into the two orders Sphenophyllaceae and Cheirostrobaceae.
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  • These differences and our comparatively imperfect knowledge of the Sphenophyllaceous plants which most closely resemble the Psilotaceae appear to justify the provisional isolation of the latter as a distinct group, showing affinities with both the Sphenophyllales and Lycopodiales.
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  • - The peculiarities of this small order of Pteridophyta render their systematic position a matter of doubt, especially in the absence of evidence as to their geological history, and justify their separation for the present from the other main natural groups.
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  • Assent in religion as in everything else he could justify only on the ground of its harmony with reason; professed " illumination without search, and certainty without proof " was to him a sign of absence of the divine spirit in the professor.
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  • Erigena's contemporaries, and was certainly unorthodox enough to justify the condemnation which it subsequently received from Honorius III.; but its influence, together with that of the Pseudo-Dionysius, had a considerable share in developing the more emotional orthodox mysticism of the 12th and 13th centuries; and Neoplatonism (or Platonism received through a Neoplatonic tradition) remained a distinct element in medieval thought, though obscured in the period of mature scholasticism by the predominant influence of Aristotle.
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  • He accepted bodily without farther questioning the hedonistic psychology by which the Utilitarians sought to justify their theory while he rejected the theory itself.
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  • Palamas endeavoured to justify the mysticism of the Hesychasts on dogmatic grounds.
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  • nothing that Jerome might not have written," and go far to justify the description of Priscillian as "the first martyr burned by a Spanish Inquisition."
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  • In 1920 he published a memorandum endeavouring to justify his policy during the war, and he followed it with interesting disclosures regarding the attitude of the Vatican in 1917 and the mission of the papal legate in Munich, Pacelli, to Berlin.
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  • But if a person charged with bigamy in England can prove that he has been legally divorced by the law of the country where the divorced parties were domiciled at the time (even though the ground on which the divorce was granted was not one that would justify a divorce in England) it will be good defence to the charge.
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  • In 1838 it caused his partisan Lieutenant Laity to be condemned by the Court of Peers to five years' imprisonment for a pamphlet which he had written to justify the Strassburg affair; then it demanded the expulsion of the prince from Switzerland, and when the Swiss government resisted, threatened war.
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  • may justify a conclusion in which the predicate is not, as normally, the major term, but the minor.
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  • His action was applauded by Young China at the time as evidence of patriotic self-abnegation, but events proved that it was chiefly inspired by recognition of the fact that he and the Cantonese group of politicians who had joined him as leaders of the Republican movement, did not yet carry sufficient weight to justify them in attempting to form a national government.
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  • The pope immediately summoned Henry to appear at Rome in order to justify his private misconduct, and Henry replied by causing the partisan synod of Worms (1076) to pronounce Gregory's deposition.
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  • There are old centres of cult which have never lost the veneration of the people; the shrines are known as the tombs of saints or walis (patrons) with such orthodox names as St George, Elijah, &c. Traditions justify the reputation for sanctity, and not only are similar stories told of distinct figures, but there are varying traditions of a single figure.
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  • The climate of the higher grounds is healthy, and meteorological observation does not justify the reputation for cold and damp often given to the county as a whole.
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  • In Theology Herbart held the argument from design to be as valid for divine activity as for human, and to justify the belief in a supersensible real, concerning which, however, exact knowledge is neither attainable nor on practical grounds desirable.
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  • - In order to justify the assumption involved in the application of the second law of thermodynamics to the theory of the thermocouple in the manner above specified, it would be necessary and sufficient, as Thomson pointed out (Phil.
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  • In later times Christian ecclesiastical writers, finding it difficult to justify the unbroken prosperity of the wicked to an age which believed in the judgment of God and trial by combat, invented a final defeat for Mansur at Calatanaxor.
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  • But if the progress of physical science has not prevented the rehabilitation of much of ancient alchemy by the later researches into chemical change, and if psychology now finds a place for explanations of spiritualism and witchcraft which involve the admission of the empirical facts under a new theory (as in the case of the diviningrod, &c.), it is at least conceivable that some new synthesis might once more justify part at all events of ancient and medieval astromancy, to the extent of admitting the empirical facts where provable, and substituting for the supposed influence of the stars as such, some deeper theory which would be consistent with an application to other forms of prophecy, and thus might reconcile the possibility of dipping into futurity with certain interrelations of the universe, different indeed from those assumed by astrological theory, but underlying and explaining it.
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  • On the 16th of August 1812, without any resistance and without consulting his officers, he surrendered the city to General Brock, for reasons of humanity, and afterwards attempted to justify himself by criticism of the War Department in general and in particular of General Henry Dearborn's armistice with Prevost, which had not included in its terms Hull, whom Dearborn had been sent out to reinforce.'
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  • But enough deeds of immorality, tyranny, ambition and simony were found proved to justify the severest judgment.
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  • However irregular this sentence may have been from the canonical point of view (for the accusers do not seem to have actually proved the crime of heresy, which was necessary, according to most scholars of the period, to justify the deposition of a sovereign pontiff), the condemned pope was not long in confirming it.
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  • gerardiae (Lacaze-Duthiers, 1865), sends such rootlets into its host as would justify the term Rhizothoracida.
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  • The few and incomplete data which we at present possess as to Palaeozoic Fungi do not as yet justify any inferences as to the evolution of these plants.
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  • 15, G), Hymenophyllaceae and Osmundaceae, and on good grounds, so far as the external characters of the sporangia are concerned; our knowledge of most of the Ferns in question is, however, far too incomplete to justify us in asserting that they actually belonged to the families indicated.
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  • Modern scholars, however, for the most part, deny that there is sufficient basis to justify this elaborate classification, and think that its advocates have confused the catechumenate with the system of penance.
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  • After a quick lunch—salad, no fries—and a stop for gas and a few groceries to further justify the trip, he began the forty-five minute drive back to Ouray.
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  • She was able to justify it as destiny.
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  • Ryland seemed as if he felt compelled to justify his actions.
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  • She was particu­larly adept at suing anyone in the same county as an injured vic­tim, but only after carefully deciding they either had a bankroll or sufficient insurance limits to justify her attention.
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  • I haven't done enough work today to justify my existence.
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  • If an examination were a necessity, it would justify the risks, but Mother Nature usually did well enough without human interference.
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  • Ordinarily he'd feel guilty about deception, but in this case the ends did justify the means.
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  • You can rationalize, trying to justify yourself in your own mind, but a violated conscience will not be easily convinced.
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  • Little things, almost impalpable, had happened to justify that doubt.
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  • Sometimes governments justify their own terrorist acts by labeling any groups that resist their monopoly of violence " terrorist " .
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  • Tony Blair is arrogantly trying to justify this aggression by appealing to the defense of " civilized values " .
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  • If you become offended by anything, please read An Attempt to Justify Gruesome Bible Passages.
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  • Addendum Maududi uses Sura 9:11-12 to justify executing apostates.
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  • appalled to hear the member's of the panel agree that " the ends justify the means " .
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  • assert that different beliefs are necessarily held in order for antagonists to justify conflicting goals.
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  • Cantor held that these transfinite numbers had an actual existence, drawing on his early religious training to justify the assertion.
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  • Being a head administrator just takes too much of my time which I simply can't justify atm.
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  • atrocityothing can justify the atrocities of Sept. 11.
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  • I had as yet attained no measure of literary achievement, to justify my own high evaluation of my potential.
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  • As the anniversary of VJ Day approaches, the Western ruling classes are keen to justify this barbarity.
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  • Another point to note is the sinisterly continuing propaganda onslaught on Sudan to justify an imperialist blitzkrieg military intervention.
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  • There is no cause, no religion, that can justify such brutality.
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  • The ' negative ' concept of media freedom prohibits political censorship only to justify economic censorship.
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  • Only exceptional circumstances justify starting a claim in the High Court.
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  • Useless or counter-productive public spending cannot possibly justify the coercion involved in levying taxes.
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  • Then they demonized the " coloreds " to justify colonialism.
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  • Ultimately tho, while it entertains, the story is slightly too long to justify the blackly comedic but weak ending.
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  • In this instance the merits of the work justify the warmest commendation.
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  • concocted lies that US neoconservatives used to justify war, such as claims that Iraq was involved with 9/11.
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  • The current low usage levels do not justify the continuance of this service by MIMAS.
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  • The narrative being constructed by Bowker and Darling to justify the continuation of the existing structure is becoming clear.
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  • For those just looking for a quiet CPU cooler, I can't justify the £ 30 price tag.
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  • I remember even my father could not justify such cruelty in the pursuit of fun.
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  • destruct in 10 seconds... " Recently I was asked to justify my claims here.
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  • The employer must act reasonably in deciding that the reason is sufficient to justify dismissal.
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  • disobedience of a reasonable order to justify the dismissal of the men.
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  • Indeed, there is a danger it will arouse suspicions that the management committee is unwilling to tolerate dissent or justify its actions.
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  • How can Reef Entertainment justify releasing this effluence on the general public?
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  • purely epistemic versions of the Rationality model claim that rationality can justify self-attributions.
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  • exceptional circumstances justify starting a claim in the High Court.
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  • Exclusion should not be used for breaking the home-school agreement - the incident itself should justify the exclusion should not be used for breaking the home-school agreement - the incident itself should justify the exclusion.
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  • I can't really justify that expense for a handful of comments from a handful of readers.
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  • Let me now justify these perhaps seemingly extravagant claims.
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  • The adventures he encountered would justify several epic movies He had many close encounters with death but remained fearless.
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  • fishbowl activity takes place after students have had a chance to consider the documents and prepare to justify their allotted statement.
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  • gold plate who is interviewed about anything should be asked to justify their gold-plated pensions, along with their cynical over-claiming of expenses.
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  • If you become offended by anything, please read An Attempt to justify gruesome Bible Passages.
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  • While justifying imperialism, they also use it to justify problems on the " home front " .
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  • Consumer groups however expressed some concern that weighing costs and benefits might be used as a pretext to justify inaction.
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  • Possession of nuclear weapons may indeed justify an inference of preparedness to use them.
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  • There is no way he can possibly justify such a vastly inflated fee.
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  • The " animal rights " supporters cannot see how these justify the infliction of physical or emotional distress on MOOS.
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  • One senior insider admitted: " There is tremendous pressure to justify the digital spending increase to people not using the technology.
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  • The Hearing Officer found such an assertion to be totally insufficient to justify a finding of " bad faith " .
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  • insufficient to justify a finding of " bad faith " .
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  • There must be proper evidence to justify any interference with the Article 10 right.
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  • These consequences perhaps justify urgent intervention, however, there are four strong arguments against any action that need consideration.
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  • It has even used people's very natural fear of terrorism to justify intrusions that having nothing to do with tackling that threat.
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  • The collections which Mrs Rylands assembled in the 1890s are of such quality as to justify this relatively modest investment in their future.
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  • invoked to justify withdrawal.
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  • jostleling for a bench place Gareth Thomas Wellington, 80 Did enough to justify the faith Woodward has in him.
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  • justify a refusal with that object in mind.
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  • These pluses we feel amply justify the necessary increase of a pound or two on the ticket price.
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  • justify refusing to make an order for her return.
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  • justify who know they are justified by grace, yet seek to be sanctified by works.
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  • There are far too many good first person shooters around for me to justify wading through endless labyrinths.
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  • pub licensee Tony Love tried to justify his actions by saying: ' It's all to do with the CCTV.
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  • However, to accept macroevolution by extension of the principle is doctrinally very hard to justify.
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  • Not even the Greeks would claim the divine inspiration of Greek nationalism, and few would now justify the massacres.
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  • Select and justify a suitable means of data analysis.
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  • mediaevalnslators justify this change on the strength of one medieval manuscript.
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  • microsurgery courses nationally to justify allowing the application.
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  • But there are still the numbers of retired miners in Lothian to justify this home staying open.
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  • Plus you worry that you would not pick up enough business to justify the outlay.
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  • It is always far easier to justify stealing from or assaulting someone that exists outside of your social group.
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  • There are two widespread falsehoods that are often used to justify the " debt overhang " assumption.
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  • It is unlawful to treat part-timers less favorably than full-timers, unless you can justify the different treatment on objective grounds.
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  • Others, such as Beauchamp and Childress, justify paternalism not through consent but solely by beneficence.
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  • We will never know enough about the complex dynamics of our planet to justify a solid pessimism about the future.
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  • plausible pretext to justify interrupting the work.
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  • Several authors justify the probability postulate without relying on the sleeping pill argument.
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  • It did not finish the job and, according to the FFH, gave no plausible pretext to justify interrupting the work.
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  • The judges however agreed with commission lawyers that no national law could justify a refusal to apply community law.
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  • The Chinese authorities now call the separatists in the western province of Xinjiang " terrorists " to justify repression and shutting down publications.
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  • EARLY in the 19th century it was intellectually respectable to justify one's belief in God by arguing from design.
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  • Do you not consider that to be an attraction that would justify the retention of derating?
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  • From October 2006, compulsory retirement below age 65 is unlawful you would need to justify any enforced retirements below that age.
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  • Isles FM failed to justify their decision to broadcast the retraction of his original news item.
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  • One day He will return in judgment, to condemn the wicked and justify the righteous.
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  • This is a simple routine; the real problem lies in trying to justify its claim to produce a random sample.
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  • Nothing could possibly justify the murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy - those who could commit such a crime have absolutely nothing to offer society.
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  • Some obvious examples: how could any school justify allowing minor students to write obscene screeds?
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  • Would purely sentimental values justify flying a plane which is dangerous?
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  • A racist ideology was created to justify slavery and to allow capital accumulation to take place.
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  • This information will help smallholders decide if they can justify the cost of treatment against potential cattle and productivity losses to disease.
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  • With a wry smile, she said, " Perhaps I feel that I have to prove myself in order to justify my presence.
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  • The attempt to morally justify suicide bombing seems especially specious.
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  • standpoint theory can offer a framework within which to justify research which has the aim of effecting this change.
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  • Our leaders are not asked to justify their complete subservience to American interests.
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  • sufficient to justify widespread adoption is still a matter of debate.
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  • Electronic photosensors are more costly than cadmium sulfide cells but savings in energy costs generally justify their installation.
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  • In addition to this, trade data is also analyzed to ensure that current trade patterns still justify the suppression remaining in place.
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  • tense, brutal thriller that leaves you questioning whether Harris's results justify his means.
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  • But only theological effort could define and then justify the dogma.
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  • What follows is a tense, brutal thriller that leaves you questioning whether Harris's results justify his means.
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  • tolerate dissent or justify its actions.
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  • transfinite numbers had an actual existence, drawing on his early religious training to justify the assertion.
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  • utilitarian ethic to justify lying to millions.
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  • Although FGM is not a religious practice, some Islamic clergy justify it to curb female sexual desire and preserve virginity until marriage.
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  • Messianic zeal, nationalism and myth came together to justify the savagery of the colonial shock troops let loose in the country.
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  • That, as now constituted, mind does depend on brain, life on body, must be conceded, but that this dependence is so absolute that the function must cease with the organ has not been scientifically demonstrated; the connexion of the soul with the body is as yet too obscure to justify any such dogmatism.
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  • r) does not involve any official tinge, which would justify the deletion of Kai Teµ66Eos 6 65€X00s, uou in that verse, and of r)µwv in vv.
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  • - The sources for the personal life of Catherine of Siena are (1) the Vita or Legenda, Fra Raimondo's biography written 1384 - 1 395, first published in Latin at Cologne, 1553, and widely translated; (2) the Processus, a collection of testimonies and letters by those of her followers who survived in 1411, and had to justify the reverence paid to the memory of one yet uncanonized; (3) the Supplementum to Raimondo's Vita, compiled by Tommaso Caffarini in 1414; (4) the Legenda abbreviata, Caffarini's summary of the Vita, translated into beautiful Italian by Stefano Maconi; (5) the Letters, of which the standard edition is that of Girolamo Gigli (2 vols., Siena, 1713, Lucca, 1721).
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  • Although of his writings only fragments remain, these fragments are enough, along with what we know of him from ancient testimony, to justify us in regarding him as the most important among the makers of Latin literature before the age of Cicero.
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  • d'Epinay and others, and while Mrs Macdonald's researches have done much to suggest a rehabilitation of Rousseau's veracity they have not definitely been accepted to an extent which would justify the rewriting of these other lives in her sense.
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  • In both classes, accepted tradition (written or oral) was reinterpreted in order to justify or to deduce new teaching (in its widest sense), to connect the present with a hallowed past, and to be a guide for the future; and the prevalence of this process, the innumerable different examples of its working, and the particular application of the term Midrash to an important section of Rabbinical literature complicates both the study of the subject and any attempt to treat it concisely.'
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  • Hemphill; see under Tatian.) show no signs of acquaintance with the questions and the circumstances of the 2nd century; and that the character even of the Fourth Gospel is not such as to justify its being placed, at furthest, much after the beginning of that century.
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  • The new regime introduced in 1908 seems to justify a hopeful attitude.
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  • He did much to justify the trust placed in him, for the period of Frederick Henry is the most brilliant in the history of the Dutch Republic. During his time the East India Company, which had founded the town of Batavia in Java as their administrative capital, under a succession of able governorgenerals almost monopolized the trade of the entire Orient, made many conquests and established a network of factories and trade posts stretching from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan (see Dutch East India Company).
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  • The disjointed character of the struggle is so obvious from Thucydides himself that historians have come to the conclusion that the idea of treating the whole struggle as a single unit was ex post facto (see Greece: History, § A, " Ancient " ad The book itself affords evidence which goes far to justify this view.
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  • Against the prevailing lawlessness Sixtus proceeded with an almost ferocious severity, which only extreme necessity could justify.
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  • The analogy of the resolution of a chemical compound with its elements which is often on the lips of those who would justify the independence of thought and the real world, with an agnostic conclusion as to non-phenomenal or trans-subjective reality, is not really applicable.
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  • SKUA, 1 the name for a long while given to certain of the Laridae (see Gull), birds which sufficiently differ in structure, appearance and habits to justify their separation as a distinct genus, Stercorarius (Lestris of some writers), or even subfamily, Stercorariinae.
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  • In short, the purposes to which the bamboo is applicable are almost endless, and well justify the opinion that "it is one of the most wonderful and most beautiful productions of the tropics, and one of Nature's most valuable gifts to uncivilized man" (A.
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  • This has been abundantly proved by the attitude of increasing opposition assumed by the clergy, under the influence of the Tractarian movement, towards the civil power in matters ecclesiastical, an attitude impossible to justify on any accepted theory of the Establishment (see below).
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  • He cared yet less for those professed disputants, who, being taken up with the desire of coming off with victory, justify themselves behind the ambiguity of a word, to give their adversaries the more trouble.
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  • Thus ended an affair which seems to have occasioned Calvin much more uneasiness than the character of his assailant, and the manifest falsehood of the charge brought against him, would seem to justify.
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  • Doubts have been cast on the legitimacy of Louis Napoleon; for the discord between Louis Bonaparte, who was ill, restless and suspicious, and his pretty and capricious wife was so violent and open as to justify all conjectures.
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  • EARLY in the 19th century it was intellectually respectable to justify one 's belief in God by arguing from design.
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  • With a wry smile, she said, Perhaps I feel that I have to prove myself in order to justify my presence.
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  • In addition, it would justify the use of powerful sociological theories in IS research.
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  • Standpoint theory can offer a framework within which to justify research which has the aim of effecting this change.
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  • That is, your evidence that it is raining suffices to justify your belief that you believe that it is raining.
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  • Whether the extra link functionality of XLink is sufficient to justify widespread adoption is still a matter of debate.
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  • What follows is a tense, brutal thriller that leaves you questioning whether Harris 's results justify his means.
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  • He used a utilitarian ethic to justify lying to millions.
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  • There are simply too many free resources available online oroviding helpful information to justify paying for this information.
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  • Debt management services are not free, although you can justify the cost of one of these services if they get you a significantly more affordable deal with your creditors.
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  • Even people who plan on staying in their homes for over a decade may find it difficult to justify the cost of purchase and installation, which can easily exceed five figures.
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  • For those homeowners that want to invest in solar energy, but can't justify the cost of solar shingles, there are several options available.
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  • In a shaky economy, it's hard to justify such an expenditure, even knowing that the result will be a utility bill of nearly nothing forever after.
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  • While the price tag may induce sticker shock, if you are an avid scrapper who uses die cut shapes made from paper frequently, then you can likely justify the cost.
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  • For the dedicated, the massive amounts of powder justify the hassle of getting there.
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  • Mark Nason designs stylin' boots that will justify any rocker suit, although the prices can be somewhat steep.
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  • This is how designer clothes justify a higher cost, because they are indeed better clothes.
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  • I had reached a time in my life where I was truly happy with the idea that I didn't have to be raising money for a charitable organization or doing a service project in order to justify spending time enjoying the company of friends.
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  • They argue that the hardships, risks, and real dangers faced by members of the military justify the retirement program.
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  • Military personnel take risks, spend lengthy periods away from home and family, and may even be injured in the line of duty, all of which justify their excellent and highly-accessible retirement program.
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  • Are you looking for a technical degree, an art degree or just a place that will help you justify playing World of Warcraft 24/7?
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  • Again, having these alone on a cart might justify the purchase on its own.
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  • Everyone can learn something new, and having an open mind can enhance your outdoor cooking skills, and perhaps even justify your self confidence when it comes to being the messiah of the outdoor domain.
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  • Many users have grown accustomed to features like Caller ID and voicemail, but not all of them use them enough to justify the added cost each month.
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  • Severe initial reactions may justify close professional observation for at least 12 hours after testing.
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  • This drug should be reserved for treatment of children whose ADHD cannot be controlled with either first or second line drug therapy and whose condition is so severe that the potential benefits justify the risk.
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  • Even modest improvements may justify the costs of ECE.
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  • However, at least one state, California, has observed growing hemoglobin H disease rates that are high enough to justify universal newborn screening for the condition.
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  • Many people simply don't have the time, desire or funds to justify regular visits to the beauty salon.
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  • Before plunging the cash on a Sedu, ask yourself if you're willing to use the appliance enough to justify the expense.
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  • But, there is a good chance you have built up enough equity in your home to justify your decision.
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  • As long as you have the equity and you qualify according to the reverse mortgage standards, you don't have to justify the funds to the lender.
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  • A small drop in interest rates does not justify a refinance.
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  • This general rule of thumb allows most homeowners to justify the closing costs because they will realize a savings within a couple of years from the refinance into the lower interest rate.
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  • Since you'll only be able to wear maternity clothes for about six months, it can be hard to justify the expense of several new outfits.
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  • While a pregnancy test gives a much more accurate answer than examining your own symptoms, many women justify the purchase of a pregnancy test by first looking at the signs of pregnancy.
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  • With the least expensive model costing over $300, the purifier really needs to improve your air quality to justify the expense.
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  • Unless you know you'll recoup your investment, it can be hard to justify paying several thousand dollars for your coffee equipment.
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  • This will help to justify the purchase if necessary.
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  • One way to justify the additional fee is to reserve the opportunity to market to the general members specifically for those who hold associate level memberships in the organization.
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  • Therefore, "Christmas in July" is mostly used as an excuse to justify sales, discounts, and special promotions.
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  • Even though you weren't prepared for the end of the relationship, you can still look back on the final days of the relationship to justify why it had to end.
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  • Once you justify the end of the relationship, it's time to identify what you've learned from it.
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  • But be careful not to load the question in such a way that it sounds like you're spoiling for a fight or demanding that your lover justify him or herself.
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  • Not everyone can justify the thousands of dollars often spent on diamond engagement rings.
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  • Their clever craftsmanship and expensive materials, combined with one of the most prominent brand names in modern fashion history, completely justify the fact that you may need to refinance your home to afford a studded leather clutch.
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  • Maybe you're on the hunt for a gorgeous Gucci bag, but don't want to pay full price, or perhaps you've long had your eye on a Cole Haan purse but just haven't been able to justify the expense.
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  • While they do note and log their personal experiences, they do not justify a haunting on personal experiences alone.
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  • Items like VS-1 technology, wave technology, and Pro-Flex construction justify the $74.95 price tag on the Watley model.
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  • The fit and feel of the shoe will justify the elaborate lingo that is attached to the image of this football cleat.
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  • Some women can't justify a designer purse purchase if the colors are wild and won't match almost everything in the closet.
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  • It doesn't take a thousand Swarovski crystals to justify a hefty price tag.
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  • You can justify the price by considering both the care that is involved with a handmade machine and the quality testing that may be performed prior to the item being shipped out.
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  • With expensive watches, you really cannot justify buying a new one whenever your moods change.
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  • This versatility can help justify the cost of purchasing another pair of yoga pants.
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  • Some of these doctors feel that there is not sufficient evidence for the diet's effectiveness on autism to justify placing people on a restrictive diet that could potentially result in dangerous vitamin deficiencies.
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  • The preferred format is to justify the reference to the left and not indent.
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  • Left justify or tab to the center to type the date, depending upon the format you are using.
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  • If the new employee is a marketing professional, he may justify the expense by taking a gamble that a professional in sales and marketing will increase sales.
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  • If so, it may be worth enough to justify the cost of the subscription.
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  • In fact, even something as simple as a change in lighting can alter a landscape's appearance enough to justify a new painting.
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  • But for the regular Joe Shmoe trying to lose love handles, it's hard to justify the risk.
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  • This theory has been used to justify the development of sport or workout-specific dynamic warm up exercise.
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  • Although the exchange rates with Europe hover at the reasonable rate, the high quality found in lingerie design means the prices might still be more than you can justify.
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  • Most notable of her controversial material is her videos for "Like A Prayer", "Justify My Love", and the documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare.
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  • Is the discount great enough to justify the purchase?
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  • Consumers often justify purchasing the counterfeit goods by saying that the originals are overpriced in the first place, or that the designers are all ready rich.
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  • He struggled to justify his existence among the vastly different life forms he had learned to live with.
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  • The ruling men use an Old Testament tale to justify what is essentially human slavery, and like all people who presume to legislate the morals of others are ultimate hypocrites in how they choose to live.
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  • There are a few reasons for discontinuing certain products, primarily the fact that they aren’t selling well enough to justify producing the product anymore.
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  • Contrary to what you might think, the Technorati WTF page actually stands for "where's the fire?" It allows users to justify the popularity and importance of the pages that they submit.
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  • Change "center" to "right" or "left" to justify the picture.
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  • Thus a large all-round increase in secondary and higher education is shownsatisfactory in many respects, but showing that more young men devote themselves to the learned professions (especially to the law) than the economic condition of the country will justify.
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  • the Palaearctic and the Nearctic. But to justify such a division it is necessary to establish either an exclusive possession or a marked predominance of types in the one which are correspondingly deficient in the other.
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  • After the death of the king his opposition became more marked; he denounced the September massacres, but when called upon to justify his attitude confined himself to attacking Marat, who was at the time all-powerful.
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  • This report, the proposal that he made (August 27, 1795) to lessen the severity of the revolutionary laws, and the eulogies he received from several Paris sections suspected of disloyalty to the republic, resulted in his being obliged to justify himself (October 1 5, 1 795).
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  • The richer veins had evidently been long ago worked out, and nothing of sufficient value to justify further outlay was discovered.
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  • We feel its presence in his earliest notable work, The Rationale of Religious Enquiry, 1836; and may there see the rigour with which it applied audacious logic to narrow premisses, the tenacity with which it clung to a limited literal supernaturalism which it had no philosophy to justify, and so could not believe without historical and verbal authority.
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  • The difficulty of obtaining clear, rich tints was nearly prohibitive, and though success, when achieved, seemed to justify the effort, this class of ware never received much attention in Japan.
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  • If, on the other hand, the processes are strictly alternative, a world which ex hypothesi exemplifies the one can never justify us in inferring the other.
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  • It is possible that he had to go into hiding to avoid the danger of being accused as a real Jacobite, when those with whom he had contracted to assume the character were dead and could no longer justify his attitude.
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  • None the less the known facts justify a large number of inferences as to the significance of events which are on the surface merely a part of the individual foreign policy of Athens.
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  • Such legends often arise to connect towns bearing identical or similar names (such as are common in Greece) and to justify political events or ambitions by legendary precedents; and this certainly happened during the successive political rivalries of Dorian Sparta with non-Dorian Athens and Thebes.
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  • The pekan or Pennant's marten, also called fisher marten, though there appears to be nothing in its habits to justify the appellation, is the largest of the group, the head and body measuring from 24 to 30 in., and the tail 14 to 18 in.
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  • The foreign-born are more numerously represented among the criminal, defective and dependent classes than their numerical strength would justify.
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  • It was reserved for Dr Benrath to justify him, and to represent him as a fervent evangelist and at the same time as a speculative thinker with a passion for free inquiry.
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  • adopted by the Protestant reformers, who could justify their identification of the papacy with the Antichrist from books written within the Roman communion.
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  • These, Swete holds, "create a strong presumption of affinity" between the two books, while Bousset infers that they "justify the assumption that the entire circle of Johannine writings spring from circles which stood under the influence of the John of Asia Minor."
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  • Steam at high pressure exhausting into the atmosphere is still commonly used, but the great power required for raising heavy loads from deep pits at high speeds has brought the question of fuel economy into prominence, and more economical types of the two-cylinder tandem compound class with high initial steam pressure, superheating and condensing, have come in to some extent where the amount of work to be done is sufficient to justify their high initial cost.
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  • seit Kant, § 29, seems to give full references to justify his opinion, and even he, in his later work, Grundriss der Gesch.
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  • In order to justify his newly-won laurels, Luynes undertook an expedition against the Protestants, but died of a fever in the midst of the campaign, at Longueville in Guienne, on the 15th of December 1621.
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  • Subsequently the appearance in its vicinity of a white deer carrying a flower in its mouth was deemed so favourable an omen as to more than justify the change of its name to Luh or Deer city.
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  • In some cases they introduced new systems of ecclesiastical organization, and in all they sought to justify their innovations by an appeal from the Church's tradition to the Scriptures.
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  • There was no reason why the bishop of Rome should justify such acts as Innocent himself performed in deposing King John of England and later in annulling Magna Carta; or Gregory IV.
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  • But though in each case the result has been an improved administration, it has been generally conceded that only most exceptional circumstances can justify such interference with local self-government, and later attempts to extend the practice have failed.
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  • In 155, together with Diogenes the Stoic and Critolaus the Peripatetic, he was sent on an embassy to Rome to justify certain depredations committed by the Athenians in the territory of Oropus.
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  • Thus a reforming movement became heresy through disobedience to authority, and after being condemned embarked on a course of polemical investigation how to justify its own position.
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  • Vikramanka's exploits against the Hoysala kings and others, celebrated by the poet Bilhana, were held to justify him in establishing a new era dating from his accession.
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  • At the fourth sitting it was decided to cite Simon Episcopius and several other Remonstrants to appear within fourteen days before the synod, to state and justify their doctrines.
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  • In order to justify the use of stationary waves we must show that two such trains can move in opposite directions over the same ground without modifying each other so long as the displacement in either is small.
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  • The successful and dramatic voyage of the American fleet around the world, undertaken in spite of predictions of disaster made by naval experts in Europe and the United States, was conceived and inspired by him, and this single feat would alone justify the statement that no American public man had done so much since the Civil War as he to strengthen the physical power and the moral character of the United States navy.
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  • 20) explain and justify the common reading.
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  • In this application it has lost its original precise sense, and means only the ruler of part of a divided kingdom, or of a district too unimportant to justify a higher title.
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  • This he calculated would bring about a retaliatory invasion of Poland by the Turks, which would justify him in taking the field against them also with all the forces of the Republic. In case of success he would be able to impose the will of a victorious king upon a discredited diet, and reform the constitution on an English or Swedish model.
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  • were collated by Kennicott and de Rossi at the close of the 18th century, with sufficient thoroughness to justify the important conclusion that all existing MSS.
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  • Archaeology has not yet found the key to every unopened door; but it has already done enough to justify the surmise that if criticism had not already disintegrated the traditional theories of the Old Testament, archaeology in the latter half of the 19th century would itself have initiated the process.
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  • Later in the centu r y Dionysius of Alexandria applies some acute criticism to justify the Alexandrian dislike of the Apocalypse.
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  • He was probably wrong, but there are some indications of relationship to justify the same view.
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  • The theodicea of the prophets is national; they see Yahweh's righteousness working itself out with unmistakable clearness in the present, and know that all that He brings upon Israel is manifestly just; but from the days of Jeremiah' the fortunes of Israel as a nation are no longer the one thing which religion has to explain; the greater question arises of a theory of the divine purpose which shall justify the ways of God with individual men or with His "righteous servant" - that is, with the ideal community of true faith as distinct from the natural Israel.
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  • In order to justify superstition and the ancient forms of worship, philosophy becomes in his hands a theurgy, a knowledge of mysteries, a sort of spiritualism.
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  • The adherents of the " old " and the " new religions alike had to justify their views to the unlearned as well as to the learned, and to give in simple formulas their reasons for the faith that was in them.
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  • Thus the legends of the Popol-Vuh confirm what is learnt from comparing the culture of Central America and Mexico proper, that, though these districts were not connected by language, the intercourse between them had been sufficient to justify the anthropologist in including both districts in one region.
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  • Its numerous root extractions amply justify a stronger expression than " multo labore," especially in an epitaph.
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  • We may still hold the opinion of Dollinger that it was intended to impress the barbarian Pippin and justify in his eyes the Frank intervention in favour of the pope in Italy; or we may share the view of Loening (rejected by Brunner, Rechtsgeschichte) that the forgery was a pious fraud on the part of a cleric of the Curia, committed under Adrian I., 4 with the idea of giving a legal basis to territorial dominion which that pope had succeeded in establishing in Italy.
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  • A peculiarity of larch wood is the difficulty with which it is ignited, although so resinous; and, coated with a thin layer of plaster, beams and pillars of larch might probably be found to justify Caesar's epithet " igni impenetrabile lignum "; even the small branches are not easily kept alight, and a larch fire in the open needs considerable care.
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  • 32 and 35 that a ship's papers are conclusive proof as to the voyage on which she is engaged unless she is clearly out of the course indicated by her papers and is unable to give adequate reasons to justify her deviation.
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  • But is this alone sufficient to justify us in assigning the widening to increased density?
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  • By the same dialectic Hegel was able to justify the gradual transformation of transcendental into noumenal idealism by Fichte and Schelling.
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  • Whatever its origin may be, it could not, any more than a Kantian category of cause, justify us in concluding anything more than a relation of perceptions as conditions of one another, seeing that they were supposed to be the whole data, and matter itself to be " sensation-elements."
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  • There is no evidence, however, which would justify us in crediting such gatherings with any substantial degree of local authority.
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  • Externally the most striking feature of the bird is its head, armed with a powerful beak that it well knows how to use, and its face clothed with hairs and elongated feathers that sufficiently resemble the physiognomy of an owl to justify the generic name bestowed upon it.
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  • He was at a loss to justify the unheard-of luxury of the Roman court.
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  • Moreover Frederick, who had proved by his wars the importance which he attached to Silesia, was indefatigable in times of peace in his attempts to justify his usurpation.
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  • declared the king of age, but this was a mere formality, intended to justify the resumption of the royal castles and demesnes which had passed into private hands during the commotions of the civil war.
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  • Disregarding the wishes of the Great Council, and excluding all the more important of the barons and bishops from office, he acted as his own chief minister and never condescended to justify his policy except when he stood in need of subsidies.
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  • By an imaginary cycle of operations we may then justify the application to solutions of the latent heat equation which we have already assumed as applicable.
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  • 8, &c.) sufficient to justify the attribution of the treatise to him.
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  • Polybius (ii.-viii.) follows the Memoirs which Aratus wrote to justify his statesmanship, - Plutarch (Aratus and Cleomenes) used this same source and the hostile account of Phylarchus; Paus.
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  • So far as is known the sternum of all the Snipes, except the Jack-Snipe, departs from the normal Limicoline formation, a fact which tends to justify the removal of that species to a separate genus, Limnocryptes.
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  • But the conduct of the besotted boy on whom at their marriage she had bestowed the title of king began at once to justify the enterprise and to play into the hands of all his enemies alike.
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  • of the flame are not so decisive as to justify them in omitting to test the steel before removing it from the converter, as a check on the accuracy of their blowing.
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  • The fact that there are discrepancies between the two versions as they appear in the Hank's Book and in the Flatey Book does not justify the overthrow of both as historical evidence.
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  • Pascal explains all the contradictions and difficulties of human life and thought by the doctrine of the Fall, and relies on faith and revelation alone to justify each other.
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  • Macaulay's prediction that the interest in the man would supersede that in his "Works" seemed and seems likely enough to justify itself; but his theory that the man alone mattered and that a portrait painted by the hand of an inspired idiot was a true measure of the man has not worn better than the common run of literary propositions.
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  • The fact that in 1814, by Napoleon I.'s abdication in his favour, the king of Rome (as he was then styled) became for a few days titular emperor "by the will of the people," was held by Prince Louis Napoleon to justify his own assumption of the style of Napoleon III.
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  • Cordaites is an extinct type which in certain respects resembles Ginkgo, cycads and the Araucarieae, but its agreement with true conifers is probably too remote to justify our attri buting much weight to the bearing of the morphology of its female flowers on the interpretation of that of the Coniferae.
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  • An account of the Passion, with a curiously perverted chronology, the object of which was to justify the length of the Passion-tide fast, is entirely revised for this reason (v.
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  • If Lancaster should justify the malevolent rumours that were afloat by making a snatch at the crown, the last state of the realm might be worse than the first.
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  • This was a piece of gratuitous cruelty, for the king, though wayward and unwise, had done nothing to justify such treatment.
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  • The fact that men give different answers to moral problems which seem similar in character, or even the mere fact that men disregard, when they act immorally, the dictates and implicit principles of the moral consciousness is certain sooner or later to produce the desire either, on the one hand, to justify immoral action by casting doubt upon the authority of the moral consciousness and the validity of its principles, or, on the other hand, to justify particular moral judgments either by (the only valid method) an analysis of the moral principle involved in the judgment and a demonstration of its universal acceptation, or by some attempted proof that the particular moral judgment is arrived at by a process of inference from some universal conception of the Supreme Good or the Final End from which all particular duties or virtues may be deduced.
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  • The gentle sweetness of thought, and the exquisite harmony of wording in his poems, more than justify the popular verdict.
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  • The higher reason only has unconditional authority, and the Bible must justify itself before its tribunal; we find the history of divine revelation and its fulfilment in the Bible alone, and reason bids us regard the Bible as the only authority and canon in matters of religious belief.
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  • The best part about designer fashion is that you don't have to justify its purchase.
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  • They are usually included in Oomycetes, but their simple structure, minute size, usually uniciliate zoospores, and their negative characters would justify their retention as a separate group. It contains less than 200 species, chiefly parasitic on or in algae and other water-plants or animals, of various kinds, or in other fungi, seedlings, pollen and higher plants.
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  • The Acts, in describing the visits of Peter to Samaria, Joppa, Lydda and Caesarea, justify the view that his missionary activity began quite early.
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  • Least of all does the historical evidence at our disposal justify the inference that the civilization of north Galatia, during the 1st century A.D., was Romano-Gallic rather than Hellenic; for, as the coins and inscriptions indicate, the Anatolian culture which predominated throughout the province did not exclude the infusion either of Greek religious conceptions or of the Greek language.
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  • Those who in the same way identify Rabelais with Panurge can never explain the education scheme, the solemn apparition of Gargantua among the farcical and fantastic variations on Panurge's wedding, and many other passages; while, on the other hand, those who insist on a definite propaganda of any kind must justify themselves by their own power of seeing things invisible to plain men.
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