The whole thing only lasted a minute before the damn phone rang.
The feed store lasted into the fifties.
I took careful note of the time and movements, all of which lasted twenty-one minutes.
The entire session lasted barely ten minutes before he awoke a smile on his face.
The service lasted just under an hour and consisted mostly of Reverend Humphries preaching against giving in to the devil's temptation for wicked bodily desires.
Her resolve lasted until her father left for dinner with their wealthy neighbors.
When she finished, still attired in bathrobe and floppy slippers, and leaving a cloud of flour behind her, she crept upstairs to talk to Fred; a conversation that lasted thirty minutes.
She only lasted eight months before the big C got her.
Her eagerness lasted until she stepped from the apartment building to the sidewalk lining a busy street.
His resolve lasted until she spoke, and he saw the truth of her words and the expression on her face.
No one said it, but internet research indicated that a coma which lasted more than two weeks might become permanent.
The meeting only lasted an hour, and when she returned, Destiny was taking a nap.
Sparring lasted until the sky was clear of night's blue, at which point he took the sword from her.
Their travel lasted well into the evening with limited conversation.
But that lasted no more than a few minutes before the doe dropped to the ground and strained with another contraction.
Her silent treatment and quiet anger lasted through the long helo ride back to the secret comms center.
The longest I had lasted in one foster home was six months.
The wait lasted less than an hour before Dean heard the metallic sound of a key in the lock.
It was going to be one of those evenings when lovemaking lasted gracefully for hours.
Indian summer lasted seven days and not an hour longer.
The euphoria lasted for three heavenly weeks, and then she woke one morning with that old feeling of impending doom.
It lasted almost ten years.
Their lovemaking lasted only a few minutes before his cell phone rang.
" Her liaison with Jules Sandeau, which lasted more than a year, was abruptly terminated by the discovery in their apartment on an unexpected return from Nohant of une blanchisseuse quelconque.
The intimacy began in 28 and lasted till 23 B.C. These six years must not, however, be supposed to have been a period of unbroken felicity.
The landing of Coote preserved Madras from destruction, though the war lasted through many campaigns and only terminated with the death of Hyder.
For the Two Sicilies, completed in 1834; lasted until the invasion of the kingdom of Naples by Piedmont.
For Tuscany; lasted until the formation of the kingdom of Italy.
A truce was concluded in 1317, but as the Sicilians helped the north Italian Ghibellines in the attack on Genoa, and Frederick seized some Church revenues for military purposes, the pope (John XXII.) excommunicated him and placed the island under an interdict (1321) which lasted until 1 335.
Amalric was the founder of a dynasty of kings of Cyprus, which lasted till 1475, while after 1269 his descendants regularly enjoyed the title of kings of Jerusalem.
The contest lasted with varying success for more than a year, but finally Lopez Jordan was completely defeated and driven into exile.
There was but one war, and it lasted from 488 to 481.
Simon then constructed a new citadel, north of the Temple, to take the place of the Acra, and established in Judaea the Asmonean dynasty, which lasted for nearly a century, when the Roman republic began to make its influence felt in Syria.
The Asmonean dynasty lasted a few years longer, but finally came to an end when Herod the Great, with the aid of the Romans, took possession of Jerusalem and became the first king of the Idumaean dynasty.
The sanctuaries of Shiloh and Dan lasted until the deportation of Israel (Judges xviii.
27, compared with verses 18, 24, an indication that in old times the feast of the new moon lasted two days., In that case a week of seven working days would occur only once in two months.
Gregory, the editor of the journal, which lasted until the premature death of the latter in 1844.
We already hear of them as attacking Babylonia in the 9th year of Samsu-iluna the son of Khammurabi, and about 1780 B.C. they overran Babylonia and founded a dynasty there which lasted for 576 years and nine months.
The great storm of the Mutiny of 1857, though dangerous while it lasted, was short.
This new settlement lasted but a few years.
Early in the year 1798 the Austrians, in pursuance of the scheme of partition agreed on at Campo Formio, entered Venice and brought to an end its era of independence which had lasted some 1100 years.
These two foreign occupations, which were almost as displeasing to the pope as to the Liberals, lasted until 1838.
Soon after taking office he completed the negotiations begun by the Rudini administration for a new commercial treaty with France (October 1898), whereby Franco-Italian commercial relations were placed upon a normal footing after a breach which had lasted for more than ten years.
At Milan it was more serious and lasted longer than elsewhere, as the movement was controlled by the anarchists under Arturo Labriola; the hooligans committed many acts of savage violence, especially against those workmen who refused to strike, and much property was wilfully destroyed.
annus, year; hence annales, sc. libri, annual records), the name given to a class of writers on Roman history, the period of whose literary activity lasted from the time of the Second Punic War to that of Sulla.
At the famous conference, which lasted from Monday the 15th to Tuesday the 23rd of June, the hostile barons were present in large numbers; on the other hand John, who rode over each day from Windsor, was only attended by a few followers.
In Rome and Alexandria, and even in Jerusalem, Holy Week was included in Lent and the whole fast lasted but six weeks, Saturdays, however, not being exempt.
It is said that in his earliest boyhood Andrea was, like Giotto, put to shepherding or cattle-herding; this is not likely, and can at any rate have lasted only a very short while, as his natural genius for art developed with singular precocity, and excited the attention of Francesco Squarcione, who entered him in the gild of painters before he had completed his eleventh year.
The office of Gaon lasted for something over 400 years, beginning about A.D.
Its importance lasted until the decline of the fleet in the 4th century A.D.
The Venetian nobility, resting also in its beginnings on sufferance, but on sufferance which silently obtained the force of law, lasted as long as Venice remained a separate state.
It lasted six days (April 28 - May 3), the first day being the anniversary of the foundation of her temple.
The penance lasted 332 days, during which they flogged themselves with thongs fitted with four iron points.
Then suddenly, for reasons which cannot easily be explained, he inaugurated a reign of terror which lasted for twenty-four years and earned for him the epithet of "theTerrible."
Thus began a period of Russian history commonly called " the Troublous Times, " which lasted until 1613.
His foreign tour, during which he visited Germany, Holland, England, France and Austria, lasted nearly a year and a half, and was suddenly interrupted, when on his way from Vienna to Venice to study the construction of war-galleys, by the alarming news that the turbulent stryeltsi of Moscow had mutinied anew with the intention of placing Sophia on the throne.
Thus began the so-called Northern War, which lasted intermittently for more than twenty years, and was terminated by the treaty of Nystad (Sept.
During this period, which lasted from 1725 to 1762, the male line of the Romanov dynasty became extinct, and the succession passed to various members of the female line, which intermarried with German princes.
His reading was largely designed to enable him fully to profit by the long-contemplated Italian tour which began in April 1764 and lasted somewhat more than a year.
This later prosperity lasted most of the empire.
An independent local government was formed a week later, and this lasted for several months, until the Utah authorities intervened.
A second period of decline followed the working out of this mine and lasted until 1900, when the discovery of a new mineral belt in southern Nevada brought renewed prosperity.
Theodoric's siege of Ravenna lasted for three years (489-492), and was marked by one bloody encounter in the pinewood on the east of it.
Its connexion with that empire - or, in other words, its dependence upon Constantinople - lasted for more than 200 years, during which period, under the rule of Narses and his successors the exarchs, Ravenna was the seat of Byzantine dominion in Italy.
In Silesia they formed a distinct sect, which has lasted until the present time.
The three stages together will probably have lasted six to twelve hours.
The various branches of the Monaldeschi continually fought among themselves, however, and the quarrels of two of them divided the city into two factions under the names of Muffati and Mercorini, whose struggles lasted until 1460, when peace was finally made between them.
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Agrippa celebrated the conquest at Caesarea Philippi with festivities which lasted twenty days.
This arrangement lasted till the time of Constantine, by whom Crete was incorporated in the prefecture of Illyria.
In the second, which took place in the Church of St John and St Paul, and lasted three days, he undertook to refute innumerable errors in Aristotelians, mathematicians and schoolmen, to conduct his dispute either logically or by the secret doctrine of numbers, &c. According to Aldus, who attended the debate and published an account of it in his dedication to Crichton prefixed to Cicero's "Paradoxa" (1581), the young Scotsman was completely successful.
commissions, working on the basis of the Kabul agreement of 1893, which lasted for nearly four years, terminating with the Mohmand settlement at the close of an expedition in 1897.
In later centuries the Arabs from the west reached the valley of the Indus by their western route, and there established a dynasty which lasted for 300 years.
The Mongol dynasty lasted less than a century, but the Ming, the native Chinese dynasty which succeeded it, reigned for nearly 300 years and despatched expeditions which reached India, Ceylon and East Africa.
No Hindu empires have lasted long, and the Maurya dominions broke up fifty years after his death.
Amidst such confusion the authority of the Mogul empire rapidly disappeared, but it lasted as a name till the Mutiny (1857).
While the peace between the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War lasted, Howe held commands at home and on the west coast of Africa.
The journey lasted ten months; and on the explorer's arrival in Peru, Acuna prepared his narrative, while awaiting a ship for Europe.
This extraordinary state of matters lasted from 1795 to 1814, the prices of produce even increasing towards the close of that period.
During this period of depression, which lasted till the 'forties, want of confidence prevented any general improvement in agricultural methods.
Desmoulins may be said to have begun on the following day that public literary career which lasted till his death.
Though a strong realist tendency is evident in the system of Erigena (9th century), the controversy was not definitely started till the 11th century: it lasted till the middle of the 12th, when the first period of scholastic philosophy ends.
The Capetian-Valois dynasty lasted until 1498, when Louis, duke of Orleans, became king as Louis XII., on the death of King Charles VIII.
The connexion lasted during the 9th century; kings like Alfred of England and Louis of Germany sent contributions to Jerusalem, while the Church of Jerusalem acquired estates in the West.
about 1016; and, in a thirty years' war which lasted from 1060 to 1090, the Normans, under a banner blessed by Pope Alexander II., wrested Sicily from the Arabs.
At the end of October the crusaders came into position before Antioch, which was held by Yagi-sian, and began the siege of the city, which lasted from October 21, 1097, to June 3, 1098.
The struggle lasted for some months, and helped to delay the further progress of the crusaders.
If a religious union had been effected between Egypt and northern Syria, political disunion still remained; and the Franks were safe as long as it lasted.
His first great journey probably lasted from 121 to 126.
" Hadrian"), which lasted till 135.
It lasted from 6 a.m.
The age of despotism, which lasted, with interruptions, from 560 to 510, was a period of great prosperity for Athens.
The Acciajuoli dynasty lasted till June 1458, when the Acropolis after a stubborn resistance was taken by the Turks under Omar, the general of the sultan Mahommed II., who had occupied the lower city in 1456.
Against this hypothetical reconstruction is the fact that Solomon appears to have selected the occasion of the feast for the dedication of the temple, and that it lasted, even in his time, seven days (1 Kings viii.
At the Hindu Festival of Dasara, which lasted nine days from the new moon of October, tents made of canvas or booths made of branches were erected in front of the temples.
During his minority, which lasted till 1840, the country was well administered by a British resident.
The complete failure of the rain in the autumn of 1896 caused scarcity to develop suddenly into famine, which lasted until the end of 1897.
Of his many mistresses the one for whom his passion lasted longest was a certain Vannozza (Giovanna) dei Cattani, born in 1442, and wife of three successive husbands.
The trial of Babeuf and the others, begun at Vendome on the 10th of February 1797, lasted two months.
This schism lasted fully ten years, although the antipope found hardly any adherents outside of his own hereditary states, those of Alphonso of Aragon, of the Swiss confederation and certain universities.
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