Lay down sentence example

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  • All you have to do is lay down the ground rules.
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  • It is difficult to lay down rules for the determination of the gender of names of inanimate objects.
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  • The sources of the Apostolic Canons (which date between 140-180) lay down the rule that even the smallest community of Christians, though it contain only twelve members, must have its bishop and its presbyters.
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  • Another version is the medieval romance in The Seven Wise Masters of In the edition printed by Wynkyn de Worde it is told by "the first master" - a knight had one son, a greyhound and a falcon; the knight went to a tourney, a snake attacked the son, the falcon roused the hound, which killed the serpent, lay down by the cradle, and was killed by the knight, who discovered his error, like Llewelyn, and similarly repented (Villon Society, British Museum reprint, by Gomme and Wheatley).
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  • If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat, and lay down to rest under the piazza of Covent Garden in warm weather, and, in cold weather, as near as he could get to the furnace of a glass house.
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  • 'Constans, and its dream, which later on exercised so much influence, that after ruling over the whole world he would go to Jerusalem and lay down his crown upon Golgotha.
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  • Reason abandons her efforts to mould the world, and is content to let the aims of individuals work out their results independently, only stepping in to lay down precepts for the cases where individual actions conflict, and to test these precepts by the rules of formal logic.
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  • But Judas did not lay down his arms, and added to his resources by rescuing the Jews of Galilee and Gilead and settling them in Judaea (1 Macc. v.).
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  • In 1152 came the inevitable struggle between the young king and his mother, who had ruled with wisdom and vigour during the regency and was unwilling to lay down the reins of power.
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  • Soon after daybreak fighting was renewed along the whole line; but Napoleon lay down to sleep until the time appointed for Ney's attack.
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  • Incubation, however, is so difficult a thing to determine that it is unwise to lay down any positive limit.
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  • Definite orders had been given both by Cadorna and by Capello that immediately upon the opening of the enemy's bombardment the Italian artillery should reply with a fire of " counter-preparation " upon the enemy's trenches and zones of concentration, and that they should lay down a violent barrage as soon as there were signs of movement.
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  • The popes, then, or at least the more politic of them, have been content to lay down as the condition of reunion no more than the acceptance of the distinctive dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the supremacy and infallibility of the pope; the ritus of the Uniat Oriental Churches - liturgies and liturgical languages, ecclesiastical law and discipline, marriage of priests, beards and costume, the monastic system of St Basil - they have been content for the most part to leave untouched.
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  • Everywhere there was a growing belief that a man's religious tenets were his private affair, with which the state had nothing to do; and that a government only made itself ridiculous if it attempted to lay down which creeds were true and which were false.
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  • But, for all this, Hermann exposes his own doubts when he tells that often, as he wa g preparing to write, he heard a voice bidding him lay down the pen, "for whatever you write will be an unmixed lie."
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  • "When I heard," he said, "the gentleman lay down principles which placed the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought these pictured lips (pointing to their portraits) would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American, the slanderer of the dead."
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  • On discovering this the prince went to the emperor and threatened to lay down all his offices if the conspirators were not punished, and after some resistance he achieved his purpose.
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  • However moralists may differ on first principles, there seems to be remarkably little practical divergence when they come to lay down the particular laws of morality.
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  • At last, concluding from movements in the enemy's lines that there would be no fighting that day, Rupert and Newcastle strolled away to their coaches and their soldiers dismounted and lay down to rest.
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  • The European commission, in arriving at its conclusions, was to take into consideration the opinion expressed by the representative councils; the Powers were to come to terms with the Porte as to the recommendations of the commission; and the final result was to be embodied in a hattisherif of the sultan, which was to lay down the definitive organization of the two principalities.
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  • In other countries the episcopal assemblies lay down the local law.
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  • After a remark that microscopes seem as capable of improvement as telescopes, he adds: " I shall now proceed to acquaint you with another more notable difformity in its Rays, wherein the Origin of Colour is unfolded: Concerning which I shall lay down the Doctrine first, and then, for its examination, give you an instance or two of the Experiments, as a specimen of the rest.
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  • Where civilization is at all advanced, there are usually certain names, the origin of which cannot be traced; but, as we go farther back, these become fewer, and the names are found to be composed on certain systems. The systems are varied, and it is impossible to lay down any absolute laws, but the following seem to be the main conclusions.
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  • He began to lay down galleys and long ships, and hired pirates renegade vikings no doubtto train crews for him and to teach his men seamanship. The scheme, however, was only partly completed when in 876 three Danish kings entered Wessex and resumed the war.
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  • Both sides promised to lay down their arms, to dismiss their mercenaries, and to acquiesce in the destruction of unlicensed castles, of which it is said, with no very great exaggeration, that there were at the moment over 1000 in the realm.
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  • It was not necessary either to secure the lasting benefits of the Revolution or to save France from dismemberment; for nine Frenchmen out of ten were agreed on both of these points and were ready to lay down their lives for the national cause.
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  • Cumberland is a thinker both original and comprehensive, and, in spite of defects in style and clearness, he is noteworthy as having been the first to lay down that " regard for the common good of all " is the supreme rule of morality or law of nature.
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  • Finally, Price, writing after the demonstration by Shaftesbury and Butler of the actuality of disinterested impulses in human nature, is bolder and clearer than Cudworth or Clarke in insisting that right actions are to be chosen because they are right by virtuous agents as such, even going so far as to lay down that an act loses its moral worth in proportion as it is done from natural inclination.
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  • The service was one of great exposure and privation; for two years and a half, Farragut wrote, he never owned a bed, but lay down to rest wherever he found the most comfortable berth.
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  • He claimed to lay down the law everywhere, in the preliminary negotiations between his ambassador and the Spanish ambassador in London, in the affair of the salute exacted from French vessels by the English, and in that of the Corsican guard in Rome; while he proposed to become the head of the crusade against the Turks in the Mediterranean as in Hungary.
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  • Apart from causes inherent in the particular case of each company, which necessitates their being examined separately, recent experience leads us to lay down certain general principles regarding them.
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  • He then lay down on the plaid and fastened the belt around his waist.
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  • And then after sampling some more of that excellent Albanian claret, I lay down in a darkened room.
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  • When they were asleep, the fairy mermaid charmed her golden sword and then she also lay down to rest herself.
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  • He lowered the pantograph and both he and his assistant lay down on the floor to be safe from ' flying ' insulators.
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  • Once the ground was prepared, we had a huge truckload of grass brought in to lay down over 40 square meters of grass.
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  • By contrast, the ability to lay down new memories was relatively unaffected by the patients ' semantic knowledge deficit.
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  • Shortly afterwards, perceiving that the Turkish cause was now lost, he sought the mediation of Sobieski to reconcile him with the emperor, offering to lay down his arms if Leopold would confirm the religious rights of the Magyar Protestants and grant him, ThOkiily, the thirteen north-eastern counties of Hungary with the title of prince.
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  • Ethics have become more distinctively a science, instead of an awkward hybrid between a science and an art; their business has been to investigate what moral conduct is, not to lay down the law as to what it ought to be.
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  • In company with two other priests, Josephus was sent to Galilee under orders (he says) to persuade the illaffected to lay down their arms and return to the Roman allegiance, which the Jewish aristocracy had not yet renounced.
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  • While in Pretoria the high commissioner in the first instance addressed himself to inducing Johannesburg to lay down its arms. He telegraphed to the reform committee that Kruger had insisted " that Johannesburg must lay down arms unconditionally as a precedent to any discussions and consideration of grievances."
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  • The broken and demoralized army, its ranks thinned by fever and sickness, at last began its hopeless retreat, attempting to reach Catania by a circuitous route; but, harassed by the numerous Syracusan cavalry and darters, after a few days of dreadful suffering, it was forced to lay down its arms. The Syracusans sullied the glory of their triumph by putting Nicias and Demosthenes to death, and huddling their prisoners into their stonequarries - a living death, dragged out, for the allies from Greece proper to the space of seventy days, for the Athenians themselves and the Greeks of Sicily and Italy for six months longer.
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  • 1900 (p. 1), dissenting from the view of the judicial committee that "no municipal tribunal has authority to enforce such an obligation," the writer observes that "we can read this only as meant to lay down that, on the annexation of territory even by peaceable cession, there is a total abeyance of justice until the will of the annexing power is expressly made known; and that, although the will of that power is commonly to respect existing private rights, there is no rule or presumption to that effect of which any court must or indeed can take notice."
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  • Like other villes franches under the king, Paris was governed by a prevot (provost), but certain functions of self-government for the city were delegated to the company of the marchands de l'eau, mercatores aquae, also called mercatores ansati, that is, the gild of merchants whose business lay down the river Seine, in other words, a body naturally exclusive, not, however, to the citizens as such.
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  • He was the first to lay down and apply sound rules of criticism and emendation, and to change textual criticism from a series of haphazard guesses into a "rational procedure subject to fixed laws" (Pattison).
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  • Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
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  • And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
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  • When Prince Andrew reached the room prepared for him and lay down in a clean shirt on the feather bed with its warmed and fragrant pillows, he felt that the battle of which he had brought tidings was far, far away from him.
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  • He lay down on the sofa meaning to fall asleep and forget all that had happened to him, but could not do so.
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  • Pierre wished to say something, looked at her with eyes whose strange expression she did not understand, and lay down again.
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  • Without undressing, he lay down on the leather sofa in front of a round table, put his big feet in their overboots on the table, and began to reflect.
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  • The Prussian generals pride themselves on being polite to the French and lay down their arms at the first demand.
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  • One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
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  • Rostov lay down again on his bed and thought complacently: "Let him fuss and bustle now, my job's done and I'm lying down--capitally!"
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  • In his soul there suddenly arose such an unexpected turmoil of youthful thoughts and hopes, contrary to the whole tenor of his life, that unable to explain his condition to himself he lay down and fell asleep at once.
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  • He lay down on the edge of it and I burned with longing to caress him and lie down too.
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  • Having lit his candle he sat up in bed, then got up, then lay down again not at all troubled by his sleeplessness: his soul was as fresh and joyful as if he had stepped out of a stuffy room into God's own fresh air.
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  • Milka, a black-spotted, broad-haunched bitch with prominent black eyes, got up on seeing her master, stretched her hind legs, lay down like a hare, and then suddenly jumped up and licked him right on his nose and mustache.
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  • Two wise old dogs lay down unleashed.
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  • Rugay, his back still muddy, came into the room and lay down on the sofa, cleaning himself with his tongue and teeth.
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  • When he had gone, taking his wife with him, and had settled down with her in their covered cart, the officers lay down in the tavern, covering themselves with their wet cloaks, but they did not sleep for a long time; now they exchanged remarks, recalling the doctor's uneasiness and his wife's delight, now they ran out into the porch and reported what was taking place in the covered trap.
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  • Pressing his lips together he made that effort for the twenty-thousandth time and lay down.
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  • From behind the door I heard how he lay down on his bed groaning and loudly exclaimed, 'My God!'
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  • On re-entering the shed Prince Andrew lay down on a rug, but he could not sleep.
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  • Pierre went out into the yard and, covering himself up head and all, lay down in his carriage.
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  • After supper he lay down on a sofa without undressing, and was awakened soon after midnight by a courier bringing him a letter from Kutuzov.
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  • Without taking leave of his new friend, Pierre left the gate with unsteady steps and returning to his room lay down on the sofa and immediately fell asleep.
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  • The count returned and lay down behind the partition.
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  • The countess, Madame Schoss, and Sonya undressed hastily and lay down.
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  • Every night before lying down, he said: "Lord, lay me down as a stone and raise me up as a loaf!" and every morning on getting up, he said: "I lay down and curled up, I get up and shake myself."
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  • He smiled, and went and lay down to sleep beside his companions.
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  • When he did so and heard the subdued moaning with which Karataev generally lay down at the halting places, and when he smelled the odor emanating from him which was now stronger than before, Pierre moved farther away and did not think about him.
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  • Pierre went up to the fire, ate some roast horseflesh, lay down with his back to the fire, and immediately fell asleep.
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  • How splendid! said he to himself when a cleanly laid table was moved up to him with savory beef tea, or when he lay down for the night on a soft clean bed, or when he remembered that the French had gone and that his wife was no more.
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  • And without a word to his wife he went to the little sitting room and lay down on the sofa.
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  • Now then, I'll lay down and think of you as you schlep around looking for the old food there.
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  • I lost heart, and lay down on the scullery floor for a long time, having no spirit even to move.
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  • Soldiers never die, they lay down their lives or make the supreme sacrifice.
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  • I lay down slowly onto my unmade bed, resting my head against the pillow.
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  • Make sure that she has experience with the type of roofing that you have decided to lay down.
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  • If you're going to be out on 10-mile hikes every weekend in all sorts of weather conditions, be prepared to lay down some good money for a superior pair of hiking boots.
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  • Before you lay down your hard earned cash, take time to stop and think about what type of grill would best suit your needs.
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  • She climbs in a lap, kneads for at least ten minutes, will lay down for a bit, then stand up and start kneading again.
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  • My two-year-old cat came in today and lay down and was sluggish.
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  • You may opt for floating floors or choose to use the lay down or glue down method.
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  • Often a stress headache will go away completely if you lay down and take a nap.
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  • Muscular and tall body types - Men with this body type look best in lay down collars for the shirt and bow ties rather than ties.
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  • Tuxedo Shirt in Cardinal Red by Tallia-A microfiber shirt with a lay down color, this red tux shirt has a plain front, making it easy to wear again.
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  • Rob is reportedly giving Carmen a professional hand by helping her lay down some tracks for her new album.
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  • This breed loves to play when the invitation is given, but Shih Tzu are also willing to lay down in a quiet corner, out of the way.
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  • Down - This is the command for your dog to lay down and is often combined with the stay command.
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  • Then you can give her the command to sit or lay down when she is being obnoxious.
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  • If you are using tools in the same room as a laminate floor, lay down a tarp or carpet remnant to help prevent damage caused by a falling hammer or tool.
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  • If you're working with adhesive, never lay down more than you can cover in a three to four hour period.
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  • Leave the sticky back on the tile and lay down all the tiles how you want them.
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  • Have them lay down the first phase of fire, use cover, then throw smoke grenades and shoot when you can avoid damage.
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  • Your screen is a grid on which you must lay down your arrows on in a fashion that allows your mice to hit them and move in that direction.
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  • They're expected to lay down their lives for the game, figuratively - everything goes on hold as they slave away at finding bugs.
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  • The 2007 vintage, which earned 93 points from Wine Spectator, will last you through 2029, so it may be well worth the $55 to $75 price tag to get a bottle or two to lay down now.
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  • It can probably lay down for a couple of years to temper the tannins.
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  • However, if you don't have room for a cot, then make sure to lay down at least two ground pads.
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  • He or she should lay down with feet slightly elevated, remove or loosen clothing, and drink cold (but not iced), slightly salty water or a commercial sports drink.
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  • A nice clean perimeter and a choppy interior allows this style to be messy or with the right product and instruction, lay down into a nice classic style.
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  • She often said that good habits were railroad tracks parents lay down so that children can travel it throughout their lives into adulthood.
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  • You can take a long hike on a trail, have a picnic in a grove of trees, or just lay down in the sun for a nice nap.
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  • They must be prepared to support, encourage, and lay down the law from time to time to keep the company moving forward.
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  • They may feel irritable or on edge and they may feel dizzy when they lay down.
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  • Simon wanted Tamra to lay down some ground rules, but she was very lenient with Ryan.
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  • Take great care not to fall asleep with or lay down on a heating pad - this can result in severe burns.
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  • He crawled onto the bed and lay down beside her, his expression becoming sober.
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  • He lay down on his back and pulled the covers up.
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  • She rolled toward him as he lay down and sighed contentedly as she snuggled against him.
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  • Carmen fed her a light lunch and she lay down to sleep for a while.
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  • I know what to get, now you go lay down on the couch until I get back.
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  • "Sweetie, you can lay down in the bed next to your daddy's," the nurse said.
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  • An hour of sleep was the longest he'd managed in over a week, and he felt more tired than when he lay down.
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  • She cleared her throat and lay down again, facing away from him.
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  • She read, paced, and finally just lay down to stare at the ceiling until morning came.
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  • She lay down several times and then got up again.
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  • She paced around the stall and then lay down again.
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  • "Tell me what to do," she begged as she helped him lay down.
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  • Then he walked around to his side of the bed and lay down.
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  • Assuming the dream was over, she lay down again.
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  • She lay down on her back to watch the sun set and didn't move until he returned early the next morning to toss stinky fish beside her.
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  • Kiera lay down in the dark and stared at the ceiling.
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  • She didn't want to talk to Evelyn and lay down soon after the feeling of the craft ascending-- similar to the pressure felt in a plane-- stopped.
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  • I would lay down my life for her without a moment's hesitation.
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  • She lay down on the sofa, and they gazed into each other's eyes for a while, then Elisabeth turned away.
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  • Elisabeth moved close to him and lay down again with her head in his lap.
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  • Carmen had Penny in the stanchion and was straddling her, trying to trim one hoof when the little doe simply lay down.
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  • Tired of puzzling over the world around her, Lana shrugged off the rucksack, pushed Jack over, and lay down with him.
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  • However, she fell into a deep slumber soon after she lay down.
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  • Distraught, she lay down on the bed and stared at the flame in the lantern.
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  • Instead of leaving like Rhyn wished he would, the angel lay down beside him.
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  • He needs to lay down the law.
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  • She made her new spot as comfortable as possible and lay down to wait and watch.
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  • When she neither rejected nor attacked him, he lay down beside her and wrapped an arm around her, holding her tightly against him.
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  • She lay down on the pebble- strewn dirt, wondering if death was anything like living in the catacombs.
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  • After a while Alex came in and lay down on the bed.
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  • Alex turned off his light and lay down in bed.
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  • He reached Moscow on the 15th of May, prepared "to lay down his life for the tsar," and at once proceeded to the head of the Red Staircase to meet and argue with the assembled stryeltsi, who had been instigated to rebel by the anti-Petrine faction.
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  • The lords and the Scots vehemently took Manchester's part; but the Commons eventually sided with Cromwell, appointed Sir Thomas Fairfax general of the New Model Army, and passed two self-denying ordinances, the second of which, ordering all members of both houses to lay down their commissions within forty days, was accepted by the lords on the 3rd of April 1645.
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  • On the 8th of May about thirty officers presented a petition to parliament against the revival of the monarchy, and Fleetwood, Desborough and Lambert threatened to lay down their commissions.
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  • His lineage was (in the opinion of one of them at least) of doubtful purity; and so it was his duty to lay down the high-priesthood and be content to rule the nation.
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  • The latter refused to lay down their arms until a firman was issued (July 1858), confirming the promised concessions.
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  • The men of Cadiz compelled the French warships to surrender, and the levies of Andalusia, closing around Dupont, compelled him and some 23,000 men to lay down their arms at Baylen (23rd of July).
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  • They believe that an experience of more than 250 years gives ample warrant for the belief that Christ did not command them as a perpetual outward ordinance; on the contrary, they hold that it was alien to His method to lay down minute, outward rules for all time, but that He enunciated principles which His Church should, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, apply to the varying needs of the day.
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  • When, therefore, next morning, negotiations were opened by the French, Mack, still feeling certain that the Russians were at hand, agreed to an armistice and undertook to lay down his arms if within the next twenty-one days no relief should arrive.
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  • (vi.) In the same way, we do not lay down a general rule that an equation is not altered by multiplying both members by the same number.
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  • The advantage of the breech-loader now began to assert itself, for the Austrian skirmishers who covered the front of the guns could only load when standing up, while the Prussians lay down or fired from cover.
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  • In vain Savonarola besought them to lay down their arms. When the church was finally stormed Savonarola was seen praying at the altar, and Fra Domenico, armed with an enormous candlestick, guarding him from the blows of the mob.
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  • It is difficult to lay down rules for the treatment of cases where the refraction of the two eyes is unequal.
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  • Spencer, however, considers that he can not only anticipate such a state of complete adjustment, but even lay down the rules obtaining in it, which will constitute the code of "Absolute Ethics" and the standard for discerning the "least wrong" actions of relative ethics.
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  • It was impossible (he adds) to lay down any uniform or definite rule.
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  • Then the wearied troops, for the most part, lay down and slept in the positions they had reached.
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  • The leaders of the two Guard brigades, still ignorant of the extent of the French position, rallied their men on the main bodies of their commands (which had not been engaged) and then lay down facing exactly as they had done when brought forward to the attack.
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  • Luther says: " I must begin by denying that there are seven sacraments, and must lay down for the time being that there are only three - baptism, penance and the bread, and that by the court of Rome all these have been brought into miserable bondage, and the Church despoiled of her liberty."
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  • Next year (1650) appeared, also through Elzevir, the work by which he is best known, his Geographia Generalis, in which he endeavoured to lay down the general principles of the subject on a wide scientific basis, according to the knowledge of his day.
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  • It is remarkable in history as the scene of three battles: (1) the victory of the Prussians and English over the imperial army on the 15th of February 1761; (2) that of the Prussians over the Bavarians on the 17th of April 1813; and (3) the engagement on the 27th of June 1866 between the Prussians and the Hanoverians, in which the latter, though victorious in the field, were compelled to lay down their arms on the arrival of overwhelming Prussian reinforcements.
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  • The more expeditious method is of course to lay down turf, which should be free from weeds, and is cut usually in strips of i ft.
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