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  • Howard was leaning against the wall.

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  • She found herself leaning into him in anticipation.

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  • She sighed, leaning back and gazing into his eyes.

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  • He sat, leaning back.

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  • He was leaning over the railing overlooking the massive marble foyer.

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  • "I talked to your brother earlier," Jenn started, leaning back.

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  • Her rifle was leaning against the wagon, within easy reach, and her whip hung near by.

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  • Leaning forward, she lifted his chin with her other hand and kissed his lips.

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  • Bordeaux was stretched on the sand outside the firelight, leaning on one elbow while he ate.

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  • She said something to him softly, leaning toward him seductively.

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  • When she walked into the kitchen, Evelyn was gazing with adoration up at the huge man, leaning against him in a purely anti-feministic way.

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  • They would all grow strong leaning on each other.

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  • Leaning back, she gazed solemnly up into his eyes.

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  • Why do his legs tremble under him as he walks, leaning upon a stick?

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  • After a week of knowing him, she already had to concentrate hard to resist leaning into him whenever he was around.

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  • "That is what we have to talk about," he said, leaning toward her.

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  • He looked back to see Ully leaning against the wall to fix his shoes.

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  • Princess Mary shuddered; her nurse, putting down the stocking she was knitting, went to the window and leaning out tried to catch the open casement.

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  • Cool fingers brushed her cheek lightly and she woke to find Cade leaning over her.

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  • He looked her up and down in approval from his position leaning against the wall nearby.

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  • Her breath caught as she saw Talon leaning against a black car.

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  • I just think it's time I stopped leaning on everyone.

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  • Some people get to the top of the ladder, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong wall?

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  • She responded and opened to him, leaning into him.

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  • Deidre opened the door into the familiar chamber and closed it behind her, leaning against it.

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  • Deidre found herself leaning into his solid frame without resistance, entranced by the combination of his hot, hard body and cool fire on her swimming senses.

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  • She dumped her omelet onto her plate and faced him, leaning against the counter to eat.

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  • The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.

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  • He was just going to take it when Dolokhov, leaning across, snatched it from his hand and began reading it.

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  • Prince Andrew, leaning his arms on the raft railing, gazed silently at the flooding waters glittering in the setting sun.

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  • Leaning back against the counter, she laughed out loud at her absurd thought.

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  • He said nothing and mirrored her position, leaning against the wall in what she knew was irritated mockery.

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  • Dulce had hands on her hips, leaning slightly forward as she spoke to him in Spanish.

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  • Adrienne swung around to find Brandon leaning against the kitchen door jam.

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  • Leaning into one stirrup, she forced her other leg over the back of the horse and dismounted.

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  • Both surprised and horrified, she snatched the broom she'd left leaning against the counter.

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  • The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr. Lorrain, who was sitting in a graceful pose under a portrait of Catherine, leaning his elbow on a table.

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  • She nodded and moved forward to stand beside him, leaning her hips against the railing.

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  • Rhyn refused to release her, and she sighed, leaning her head back against his shoulder in defeat.

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  • She looked around for something to brace the door and ended up leaning against it.

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  • His youngest sister paused beside him, leaning against his thigh while she studied his lifemate with brown eyes a shade lighter than his.

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  • Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.

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  • Rostov, leaning his head on both hands, sat at the table which was scrawled over with figures, wet with spilled wine, and littered with cards.

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  • "Why don't you speak?" she inquired of a very old man who stood just in front of her leaning on his stick.

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  • "It sounds delightful to me," Alondra said, leaning back on the couch.

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  • Leaning her head back, she forced the soft chair into a reclining position.

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  • Leaning forward she reached up with one hand and cupped the back of his neck.

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  • He was leaning down to meet her, but they couldn't seem to touch.

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  • "Are you hurt?" she asked, leaning against the counter.

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  • Leaning into him, she sighed when he placed his thumb at her lips.

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  • Leaning down, he kissed her goodbye.

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  • Leaning over, she kissed his cheek.

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  • Leaning her back against the wall, hands behind her back, she watched him in the mirror.

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  • His body was the nearest available leaning post, so she helped herself, burying her face in his chest.

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  • A half hour later she was leaning over him, listening to him breath.

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  • All at once the stranger closed the book, putting in a marker, and again, leaning with his arms on the back of the sofa, sat in his former position with his eyes shut.

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  • "Whose caleche is that?" she inquired, leaning out of the carriage window.

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  • Leaning forward, elbows on his knees, he rubbed his face with his hands finally taking his eyes off her face.

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  • Prince Andrew took out his notebook and, leaning on the cannon, sketched a plan of the position.

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  • "We have to kill you first," he said, crossing his arms and leaning against the counter.

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  • He sat like he owned the pub, leaning back in the chair in a display of relaxed power.

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  • The trail was narrow enough that she found herself running into his frame or leaning against him.

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  • On the night of the eleventh of October he lay leaning on his arm and thinking of that.

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  • There he is lying back in an armchair in his velvet cloak, leaning his head on his thin pale hand.

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  • Leaning forward, she relinquished the blanket and urged him to lie down on the couch.

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  • Leaning his head close, he whispered into Carmen's ear.

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  • She entered her bathroom and locked the door, leaning against it.

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  • "Wow. It's not quite what I remember," she said, leaning away from him to peer at the ground.

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  • "Read it aloud," Jonny ordered, leaning forward.

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  • She maneuvered that way now, leaning against rocks to peer into dark depths.

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  • She once more closed the distance between them, leaning forward to kiss him.

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  • "Is that it, Father?" he exclaimed, leaning over the railing of the ship.

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  • "Here's one," Rob said, leaning over and reaching down.

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  • "Shhh," he said, leaning down and putting a comforting arm around her.

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  • He was leaning on the table, watching her.

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  • Destiny stood behind them, leaning on the back of the seat.

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  • She crawled into bed and pulled up the covers, scooting back and leaning against the headboard.

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  • He put his elbows on the table and folded his hands, leaning slightly toward Senor Medena.

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  • His arms circled her waist and he pulled her close, leaning his head forward to kiss her neck.

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  • Leaning forward she reached for the baby and said something to Justin.

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  • He nodded, leaning toward her as they turned.

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  • He was leaning against the doorframe, arms folded and gaze suspicious.

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  • She found herself leaning into him, soothed by his size and the heat of the skin of his chest against her cheek.

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  • "Can I promise to be good?" she asked, leaning into him and fluttering her eyelashes.

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  • "No shit?" the man named Dusty asked from the ring, leaning over the ropes.

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  • "You look good for a pregnant chic," he said, leaning back.

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  • She found herself leaning towards Xander, if the choice was between him and Gerry.

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  • She found herself leaning into Xander.

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  • He gazed towards his nonexistent condo and crossed his arms, leaning back against the car.

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  • Jessi relaxed some, leaning against the pole at her side.

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  • He was thought to show a leaning towards Socinianism and Arminianism.

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  • The site is marked by a large terrace with its east side leaning on Kuhi Rahmet (" the Mount of Grace ").

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  • Gian Pietro Caraffa, who was made pope in 1555 with the name of Paul IV., endeavoured to revive the ancient papal policy of leaning upon France.

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  • The element of naturalism stands for science with a leaning towards materialism (" explanation in terms of matter and motion ").

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  • Aristotle's brief suggestions respect ing the origin of society and governments in the Politics show a leaning to a naturalistic interpretation of human history as a development conditioned by growing necessities.

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  • Yet, as Strauss and others have shown, Kant's mind betrayed a decided leaning at times to a more mechanical conception of organic forms as related by descent.

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  • In spite of his own leaning towards mysticism he was a strong opponent of the IIasidim, a mystical sect founded by Israel Ba'al Shem Tobh (Besht) and promoted by Baer of Meseritz.

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  • Napoleon frowned and sat silent for a long time leaning his head on his hand.

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  • Natasha's face, leaning out of the window, beamed with quizzical kindliness.

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  • She walked behind his chair, leaning over it and putting her arms around him.

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  • Giddon was leaning against the kitchen sink, frowning into a cup of coffee when she entered.

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  • "I didn't know your father was alive," she said, leaning on the bed.

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  • Leaning back in the chair and lacing fingers behind his neck, that bland gaze roved over her face again.

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  • Leaning against the sink, she breathed out a deep sigh.

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  • His step slowed as he saw her leaning against the wall, gazing into the darkness.

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  • Katie set the tray on the bed then sat at the foot, leaning against the bed frame.

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  • He drank long, until she was swaying and leaning against him.

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  • It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.

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  • I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.

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  • When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.

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  • Petya, leaning on his elbow, fell asleep at once.

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  • Pierre lay leaning on his elbow for a long time, gazing at the shadows that moved past him in the darkness.

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  • Pierre too drew near the church where the thing was that evoked these exclamations, and dimly made out something leaning against the palings surrounding the church.

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  • He sat in his short overcoat leaning against a birch tree.

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  • The officer walked in front, leaning on a stick and slightly limping.

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  • "What happened to you?" the vamp asked, leaning forward in interest.

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  • He opened the door and climbed out, leaning down to speak to her.

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  • Alex was leaning on a shovel, watching her when she joined him.

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  • She sat there for a long time, leaning against the porch post and thinking about the first time they had met.

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  • He had never felt such shame and self-loathing.  He closed the door to his room, and leaning against it, thought, what kind of monster have I become?

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  • Leaning into the corner, he sized up the situation.

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  • "What's this?" he said, leaning down to examine it.

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  • Leaning forward, she examined a suspicious looking line at the side of her eye.

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  • He clamped one hand around her waist and slid her closer, leaning over her as he spoke.

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  • She shook the ugly thoughts from her head and straightened, leaning on the hoe as she glanced around the garden.

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  • He kicked off his boots and sat down beside her, leaning back against the wall.

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  • He pulled her next to him, so that her back was leaning against his chest.

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  • Leaning back, he studied the picture.

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  • Lana's head buzzed, and she staggered, leaning against a wall.

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  • "You know what I want to do to you when you're so sad?" he asked, leaning forward.

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  • All the while, the two soldiers before her remained standing or leaning, accustomed to the rocky flight.

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  • He shot himself up with the drugs he'd brought with him, leaning his head back against the back of the seat as they traveled.

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  • The idea of emeralds swimming around in a lake was too much for Katie.  She felt nauseous again at her overwhelming situation and stopped, leaning against a tree.  What she would give for a sip of real water!

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  • The man paused, leaning against a post, and confirmed in a somewhat slurred voice that indeed he was about to take a dip.

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  • Dean adjusted his position slightly, leaning in the direction of the door.

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  • When she looked up, Alex was leaning against the kitchen door frame watching her.

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  • Alex was standing on the porch, leaning on the rail and nursing a cup of coffee.

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  • Leaning back in his chair, he watched her, his expression sober.

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  • She relaxed, leaning into his kiss – enjoying the full length of his body against hers.

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  • Leaning his head down, he kissed her lips softly.

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  • Sensing motion, she opened her eyes to find Alex leaning across her, placing a long stemmed glass on the window sill beside her.

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  • Leaning back in his arms, she smiled.

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  • Leaning to the side, she gazed up at his profile as he watched the fading horizon.

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  • Leaning down, his next kiss was soft and lingering.

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  • Leaning back in his chair, he folded the newspaper methodically, still watching her.

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  • She sat down, leaning her back against the tree, and watched shadows from puffy clouds drift across the surface.

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  • The barn door groaned as it swung shut, exposing the figure leaning against the wall.

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  • "I want to have a baby," she said, leaning toward him.

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  • Leaning his head down, he kissed her softly on the lips.

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  • Leaning back against the wall, her hands behind her back, she contemplated the words she needed to say.

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  • There was something exciting and yet soothing about the way they sat, with her back leaning against his chest.

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  • The old tool shed was leaning further to the side each year.

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  • Leaning against the wall, she stared out into the storm.

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  • Leaning over, he circled her legs and lifted her into his arms.

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  • "I take it those aren't yours," Darian said, leaning in to look at the animal heads on her bed.

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  • They were embarking on a new phase in their lives together, leaning on each other without becoming a burden.

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  • Christian teachers, especially those who had a leaning towards Gnostic speculations, took an interest in natural history, partly because of certain passages of Scripture that they wanted to explain, and partly on account of the divine revelation in the book of nature, of which also it was man's sacred duty to take proper advantage.

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  • in Italy the Waldenses (without, however, any mystical leaning), in the south of France and elsewhere the numerous sect or sects.

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  • In the autumn of the same year he was appointed to preach in St Mary's on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, and apparently used the occasion to clear himself of a suspicion, which, however, haunted him through life, of a secret leaning to the Romish communion.

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  • He sentenced to death his own cousin and nephew by marriage, Flavius Clemens, whose wife he banished for her supposed leaning towards Judaism (Christianity).

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  • As early as 1842, Gerhardt in his Précis de chimie organique exhibited a marked leaning towards Dumas' theory, and it is without doubt that both Dumas and Laurent exercised considerable influence on his views.

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  • The two leaning towers, the Torre Asinelli and the Torre Garisenda, dating from 1109 and 1110 respectively, are among the most remarkable structures in Bologna: they are square brick towers, the former being 320 ft.

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  • 1249), whose treatises De universo and De anima make extensive use of Aristotle and the Arabians, but display a similar Platonic leaning.

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  • Some urged an appeal to the Imperial government; but others, especially men of colonial birth and experience, objected that they would be leaning on a broken reed.

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  • to Constance, Lady Despenser, in September 1403, but it was shortly afterwards taken by Owen Glyndwr, to whose mining operations tradition ascribes the leaning position of a large IV.

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  • It has four Evangelical churches, two with curiously leaning, lead-covered spires; an old town-hall; a gymnasium; and several philanthropic and religious institutions.

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  • 783), a blind poet of Persian descent, shows the ascendancy of Persian influence as he openly rails at the Arabs and makes clear his own leaning to the Persian religion.

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  • The campanile car "leaning tower of Pisa" is a round tower, the noblest, according to Freeman, of the southern Romanesque.

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  • tions of the cathedral were laid in 1063, and its consecration took place in 1118; the baptistery was begun in 1152, and the campanile (the famous leaning tower) in 1174.

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  • He early displayed a strong leaning towards natural history.

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  • It cannot be said, however, that Ramus's innovations mark any epoch in the history of logic. His rhetorical leaning is seen in the definition of logic as the "ars disserendi"; he maintains that the rules of logic may be better learned from observation of the way in which Cicero persuaded his hearers than from a study of the Organon.

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  • He also at this time showed a leaning to Presbyterianism, but on the approach of the Restoration his views on church government underwent a change; indeed, he was always regarded as a time-server, though by no means a self-seeker.

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  • Thinkers differed only as Guelfs and Ghibellines, as leaning on the one side to papal, on the other to imperial supremacy.

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  • They had no very pronounced religious leaning, though Maryland was founded as a Roman Catholic refuge, but they had a prevailing leaning to the church of England.

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  • Johnson, a man autocratic by nature, and leaning to his old Presbyterian ideals on the point, held that the church had no power to control its elders, once elected, in their exercise of discipline, much less to depose them; while Ainsworth, true to Barrow and the " old way " as he claimed, sided with those who made the church itself supreme throughout.

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  • The interior of Mosul has an insignificant appearance, only a few of the older buildings being left, among which may be mentioned the Great Mosque, with its leaning minaret, formerly a church dedicated to St Paul.

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  • That statesman had in the latter part of the year indicated his leaning towards the disestablishment of the Church of England, and towards Home Rule for Ireland.

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  • Besides being a busy natural philosopher, Boyle devoted much time to theology, showing a very decided leaning to the practical side and an indifference to controversial polemics.

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  • Again, each writer has his own leaning: A.

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  • The western door at Monreale, inferior to the northern one both in richness of design and in workmanship, is by Bonannus of Pisa, for the cathedral of which place he cast the still existing bronze door on the south, opposite the leaning tower.

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  • Moreover, by adding (Politics, H 7, 1327 b 29-33) that the Greek race could govern the world by obtaining one constitution (was Tvy X b.vov 7roXtmeias), he indicated some leaning to a universal monarchy under such a king as Alexander.

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  • Averse at all events to the Athenian democracy, leaning towards Macedonian monarchy, and resting on Macedonian power, he maintained.

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  • In 1530 he was denounced to the Inquisition as limiting the papal power and leaning to opinions of Erasmus, but the process failed; he was made professor of philosophy and (1533-1539) regent in theology.

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  • In the numerous other questions submitted to him be began by consulting carefully the conflicting authorities, and while leaning as, a rule rather to the side of those who were known as "Liberals," he never went so far as they desired, and always sought some middle course by which conflicting interests might be reconciled..

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  • His doctrine is a kind of utilitarianism, with a strong leaning on the speculative side to the modified literary scepticism of Cicero, for whom he had unbounded admiration.

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  • In his logic, and especially in his epistemology, Wundt appears as a mediator between Hume and Kant, but with more leaning to the latter.

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  • The moulds for the face of a wall consist generally of wooden shutters, leaning against upright timbers which are secured by horizontal or raking struts to firm ground, or to anything that will bear the weight.

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  • Each of these zones is folded within itself, and the folding is more intense on the Bavarian side than on the Italian, the folds often leaning over towards the north.

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  • According to the view most widely accepted in France the main chain as a whole forms a fan, the folds on the eastern side leaning towards Italy and those on the western side towards France.

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  • The national traits of the Dutch were a blend of German and English, the national leaning of the Belgians was towards France and French ideals.

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  • s Like Flood before him, Grattan had no leaning towards democracy; and he anticipated that by the removal of the centre of political interest from Ireland the evil of absenteeism would be intensified.

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  • But the difficulties of the ministry were somewhat relieved by a split in the Radical party, still further accentuated by the elections of 1879, which enabled Estrup to carry through the army and navy defence bill and the new military penal code by leaning alternately upon one or the other of the divided Radical groups.

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  • convincing him of the absolute necessity of removing the last trace of discontent in the land by leaning exclusively on Danish magnates and soldiers.

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  • Houses are keyed up with " shaps," " face plates " and " bolts," and only kept from falling by leaning on one another.

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  • Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.) succeeded to the throne, Jason - whose name betrays a leaning towards Antio- Hellenism - the brother of Onias, offered the king chus IV.

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  • But the amir, whose feelings of resentment had by no means abated, was now leaning toward Russia, though he mainly desired to hold the balance between two equally formidable rivals.

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  • He is also represented leaning on a staff while a huge serpent rears itself up behind him, or (on a coin from Gythium),,a serpent seems to come to him from a well.

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  • She detested equally Roman Catholics and dissenters, showed a strong leaning towards the high-church party, and gave zealous support to the bill forbidding occasional conformity.

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  • On the summit is the tower of the old castle, leaning about 17° from the perpendicular.

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  • It indicates the endeavour of man to reconstitute himself as a free being, not as the thrall of theological despotism, and the peculiar assistance he derived in this effort from Greek and Roman literature, the litterae humaniores, letters leaning rather to the side of man than of divinity.

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  • in diameter, standing erect, but pierced by a tubular passage from top to bottom; the Leaning Column nearly as large, undermined and tilting like the campanile of Pisa; the Organ, a cluster of stalactites in the chamber known as the Cathedral; besides a vast bed of di.- integrated carbonates left by the whirling flood in its retreat through the great space called the Elfin Ramble.

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  • At the same time Rome and most of the other churches of the West still retained a certain leaning towards Modalistic monarchianism.

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  • In the Christian Church there was from the earliest age a leaning to excessive asceticism, and it needed a severe struggle on the part of Paul, and of the Catholic teachers who followed him, to secure for the baptized the right to be married, to own property, to engage in war and commerce, or to assume public office.

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  • Roman Catholics felt them to be aimed at their own system, but they gave so great offence to Lutherans as to induce Statius Buscher to charge the author with a secret leaning to Romanism.

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  • There was the high-aristocratic party with a leaning towards martial adventure headed by Magnus de la Gardie, and the party of peace and economy whose ablest representative was the liberal and energetic Johan Gyllenstjerna.

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  • Nigel was at first retained in Stephen's service; but, like his uncle and his brothers, incurred the suspicion of leaning towards the Angevin interest, when Roger of Salisbury and Alexander of Lincoln were arrested by Stephen (January 1139).

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  • This, together with the fact that over the altar of his private chapel at Bristol he had a cross of white marble, gave rise to an absurd rumour that the bishop had too great a leaning towards Romanism.

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  • The societies advised that trilithon 6, 7, with lintel - which had slewed round - and trilithon 56, which was leaning at a dangerous angle, should be examined with a view to replacement with as little excavation as possible; that the monolith and lintel 22 be replaced, and its companion sarsen (21) secured; and that trilithon 57, 58, should be re-erected in its place, which was exactly known.

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  • In the difficulties which he raises we may perhaps detect a leaning towards a naturalistic interpretation.

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  • Though his favourite author was Dryden, whose prose is uniformly manly and simple, and though he had a keen eye for faults of taste in the style of others, Canning had himself a leaning to preciosity and tinsel.

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  • St Basile (12th and 16th centuries), which preserves a Romanesque doorway, and St Martin (12th and 13th centuries), with a leaning tower of the 16th century, are of less importance.

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  • The Apollo Sauroctonus (after Praxiteles), copied in bronze at the Villa Albani in Rome and in marble at Paris, is a naked, youthful, almost boyish figure, leaning against a tree, waiting to strike a lizard climbing up the trunk.

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  • 340-360, with a leaning to 34 o -343; by Lightfoot as the latter half of the 4th century; by Brightman, 370-380; by Maclean, 375; and by Funk as the beginning of the 5th century.

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  • His leaning to Christians aroused further opposition to his rule, and in January 1908 he was declared deposed by the ulema of Fez, who offered the throne to Hafid.

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  • The Boers further added that if the Swazis were relying on the British, they were leaning on a broken reed, and would find themselves left in the lurch.

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  • In removing it from a dangerous leaning towards one side, there may be a risk of oversetting it on the other.

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  • He blamed the king of Germany for trusting his nobles, which he said could only increase their pride and leaning to rebellion.

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  • For his regard to the duke of York's interests he was suspected of leaning towards Roman Catholicism.

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  • Leaning on the bourgeois, conservative, liberal and anti-clerical republicans, they were no more able than was the Thermidor party to re-establish the freedom that had been suspended by revolutionary despotism; they created a ministry of police, interdicted the clubs and popular societies, distracted the press, and with partiality undertook the separation of Church and State voted on the 18th of September 1794.

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  • From the leaning tower of Pisa he afforded to all the professors and students of the university ocular demonstration of the falsehood of the Peripatetic dictum that heavy bodies fall with velocities proportional to their weights, and with unanswerable logic demolished all the time-honoured maxims of the schools regarding the motion of projectiles, and elemental weight or levity.

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  • The Prussian bishops, who were devoted to the knights, at a synod at Elbing questioned the authority of Gedymin's letters and denounced him as an enemy of the faith; his orthodox subjects reproached him with leaning towards the Latin heresy; while the pagan Lithuanians accused him of abandoning the ancient gods.

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  • All the geological systems,from the Cambrian to the Carboniferous, are represented and they are all strongly folded, the folds leaning over towards the west.

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  • In 171 war had broken out between Rome and the Macedonian king Perseus, and the Achaean statesmen were divided as to the policy to be pursued; there were good reasons for fearing that the Roman senate would regard neutrality as indicating a secret leaning towards Macedon.

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  • It had an eerie atmosphere, almost as if it were leaning over the truck, investigating the new arrival.

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  • He paused, leaning against a concrete abutment, mesmerized by the never-ending torrent as it flowed over the edge of the dam.

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  • Lieutenant Anderson was leaning toward natural causes.

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  • She relaxed, leaning into his kiss – enjoying the full length of his body against hers.

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  • Leaning back against the bluff, she rested for a moment.

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  • Leaning on the elbow should be avoided as it is likely to cause varus angulation.

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  • billowing from a fourth story window with a woman leaning out holding a baby.

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  • I turned, and there was this big white blah leaning against a blah.

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  • He's yr solid gold, disco bunny, cattle rustling, number one hit single, leaning bag of power.

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  • coxswain's wife stood leaning on her stalwart husband's arm, by the foremast, gazing over the side.

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  • disco bunny, cattle rustling, number one hit single, leaning bag of power.

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  • This time she was leaning back chewing at a jaggedly cut fingernail, continuously checking the clock against her watch.

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  • The young lady leaning against the front wing is dressed in typical clothing for the 1920s, the hat especially being a real giveaway.

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  • Also a game she finds hysterical of standing on her own and then leaning forward until she falls over into my arms!

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  • kneelk to the front room, knelt on cushions leaning over birth ball.

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  • Can the leaning ladder be secured at the top?

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  • leaning tower has been the cause of considerable alarm to many an inhabitant.

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  • leaning ladder be secured at the top?

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  • leaning heavily on crutches.

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  • leaning on the rusty railings of the area.

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  • leaning against the railing.

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  • leaning against the wall.

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  • leaning upright against the fence.

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  • leaning over, close to the water, looking at your reflection, then imagine what lies hidden below.

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  • leaning at crazy angles away from the blast.

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  • Leaning on her arm was a slightly-built old lady with white ringlets, dressed all in black and wearing a lace mantilla.

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  • metre circle is 23 meters in diameter with a leaning pillar at its center.

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  • moaned softly, leaning against the great box as he did so.

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  • Just wanted to say sorry for probably seeming like a total nutter leaning over the stage at the gig.

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  • Also done by Gary at V5, the left leaning prow at the right edge of the wall.

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  • Hence, perhaps, her pose leaning against a plinth bearing a statuette of a dancing satyr.

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  • Whether you are just leaning to ski or are an expert skier we will have a choice of skis ideally suited for you.

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  • squatting on the floor, leaning in between Rich's knees, who is sitting on the sofa.

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  • sunburst breath " ha ", opening the arms out behind the head and leaning back slightly.

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  • Throughout the ages, the leaning tower has been the cause of considerable alarm to many an inhabitant.

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  • towered high in the sky, leaning on the wind.

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  • An ancient and leaning C12 west tower, the rest of the church looking rather uninteresting outside and in a mixture of styles.

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  • The cardinal sin of leaning into the mountain, a natural reaction for anyone scared witless, means losing your edge grip.

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  • At Cassel Forster formed an intimate friendship with the great anatomist Sommerring, and about the same time made the acquaintance of Jacobi, who gave him a leaning towards mysticism from which he subequently emancipated himself.

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  • The windows are mere slits; those of the tambours, or cylinders, on which the cupolas rest, are curved, and slant at an angle of 70°, as though the tambours were leaning to one side.

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  • The growing importance of the lagoon townships, owing to their maritime skill, their expanding trade, created by their position between east and west, their monopoly of salt and salted fish, which gave them a strong position in the mainland markets, rendered it inevitable that a clash must come over the question of independence, when either east or west should claim that Venice belonged to them; and inside the lagoons the growing prosperity, coupled with the external threat to their liberties, concentrated the population into two well-defined parties - what may be called the aristocratic party, because it leaned towards imperial Byzantium and also displayed a tendency to make the dogeship hereditary, and the democratic party, connected with the original population of the lagoons, aspiring to free institutions, and consequently leaning more towards the church and the Frankish kingdom which protected the church.

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  • As early as 1842, Gerhardt in his Précis de chimie organique exhibited a marked leaning towards Dumas' theory, and it is without doubt that both Dumas and Laurent exercised considerable influence on his views.

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  • Henry Goethals or Henry of Ghent (Henricus Gandavensis, 1 217-1293), surnamed Doctor solennis, occupied on the whole an independent and pre-Thomist position, leaning to an Augustinian Platonism (see Henry of Ghent).

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  • Besides the cathedral, the baptistery and the famous leaning tower, the city possesses several notable churches, as the Renaissance church of the Tuscan order of St Stephen, built in 1562 from plans by Vt,sari; San Niccolo, with a four-storeyed tower (1230), built by Niccola Pisano, and the tomb of John of Swabia, the parricide; Santa Caterina (1262); Santa Maria della Spina, in the Italo-Gothic style, built in 1230 and restored in 1872; San Sepolchro, erected in 1150 by Diotisalvi; San Francesco, with frescoes byTaddeo Gaddi; and the basilica of San Michele (Io18).

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  • Blanqui's leaning towards violent measures was illustrated in 1870 by two unsuccessful armed demonstrations: one on the 12th of January at the funeral of Victor Noir, the journalist shot by Pierre Bonaparte; the other on the 14th of August, when he led an attempt to seize some guns at a barrack.

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  • On the summit is the tower of the old castle, leaning about 17° from the perpendicular.

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  • "The third, I said the third!" cried the prince abruptly, pushing the letter away, and leaning his elbows on the table he drew toward him the exercise book containing geometrical figures.

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  • Denisov rode past him, leaning back and shouting something.

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  • The regimental commander and Major Ekonomov had stopped beside a bridge, letting the retreating companies pass by them, when a soldier came up and took hold of the commander's stirrup, almost leaning against him.

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  • Prince Andrew stood leaning on the railing of the raft listening to Pierre, and he gazed with his eyes fixed on the red reflection of the sun gleaming on the blue waters.

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  • She was evidently leaning right out, for the rustle of her dress and even her breathing could be heard.

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  • In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.

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  • Having looked at Natasha he approached his sister, laid his well gloved hand on the edge of her box, nodded to her, and leaning forward asked a question, with a motion toward Natasha.

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  • Anatole lay on the sofa in the study leaning on his elbow and smiling pensively, while his handsome lips muttered tenderly to himself.

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  • Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.

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  • Two steps from him, leaning against a branch and talking loudly and attracting general attention, stood a tall, handsome, black-haired noncommissioned officer with a bandaged head.

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  • To get a better view, several officer prisoners climbed onto the wall of the half-burned house against which Pierre was leaning.

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  • For those who have a leaning toward field sports we can offer fishing for salmon and sea trout in the river Cothi.

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  • I am squatting on the floor, leaning in between Rich 's knees, who is sitting on the sofa.

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  • Breathe out in the sunburst breath " ha ", opening the arms out behind the head and leaning back slightly.

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  • The smoke towered high in the sky, leaning on the wind.

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  • The collections comprise objects from all over Wales but there is a leaning toward Cardiff 's once-extensive tramp shipping industry.

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  • Do you want more of a day care situation, or are you leaning towards a more educational experience?

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  • The child is capable of sitting still in the seat for the entire trip without leaning on the seat belt or pulling his knees under him.

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  • If you are leaning how to buy zero coupon bonds your first step is education about how they work, but when you are ready to buy you need to visit your broker.

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  • Inspect chair backs for instability by sitting and leaning against them and also from pushing up and down on them from behind.

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  • Designed to be affordable, this chair features the patented PostureFit, which supports the way your pelvis tilts naturally forward, keeping your spine naturally aligned, whether you're leaning back or forward.

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  • Consider leaning three pieces, overlapping their edges.

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  • Choose several, over-stuffed, large pillows that you can sit on while opting for smaller ones to support leaning against an end table or lounging beside the couch.

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  • The trend now is leaning toward this-entire lines are being introduced by well-known cosmetic giants that dedicate makeup and skincare to men.

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  • The Gold Digger collection demands this sort of reaction anyway, so it was all very appropriate that I found myself leaning in for a closer look at three pots that seemed to resemble little golden nuggets.

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  • To minimize the appearance of double chins, pose the subject leaning slightly forward and photograph them at a downward angle.

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  • Do you really want to be leaning forward when you're looking down a steep slope?

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  • Her comments were often incomprehensible and she was often seen swaying or leaning with her eyes half-closed.

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  • Using one that is too short means that you will be leaning forward more as you shovel the snow, and you are running the risk of a back injury by doing so.

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  • They are as simple as lifting your arms about your head, pushing your legs out, and raising your arms and leaning backwards.

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  • If you routinely fall asleep reading, leaning your head to the side and putting stress on your frames, that could lead to an uncomfortable fit or breakage; damage from this kind of use is less likely with bendable readers.

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  • The frame here is of the tortoise variety, but instead of leaning towards the more traditional colors of red and brown, these frames lean towards a more golden brown.

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  • The balance board is used to control the movements on your characters by shifting your weight to go left, right, faster (by leaning forward), and slower (by leaning back).

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  • Hard dives result in giddying speed, but the copter can slide off while leaning forwards, too.

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  • The teeth are not rotated, twisted, or leaning forward or backward.

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  • Leaning forward will prevent the child from swallowing blood.

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  • Then swing the other knee inward so that you are leaning and rocking to the music.

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  • Men's hairstyle trends for 2006 are leaning to the short side.

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  • I tried squatting, leaning, lying on my side, and walking around.

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  • You can be standing, slow dancing, sitting on a birthing ball, leaning over the bed, or sitting in a rocking chair.

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  • Although the images aren't of Mackenzie Rosman in a swimsuit, they do seem to show her in a bright pink bra and abbreviated lime green panties while leaning forward in a very sexual pose.

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  • Multi-cup coffee makers are fast becoming this generation’s vinyl record as today’s coffee aficionados are leaning more towards the best single cup coffee makers over these wasteful java-making dinosaurs.

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  • Male and female masquerade masks are quite similar in this regard, with the female masks leaning towards the more decorative.

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  • The overall look, however, is still one of striking beauty, leaning much more towards the glamorous than the revealing.

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  • Leaning - We subconsciously lean towards things we are interested in.

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  • However, there are other clues including laughing at his jokes, lightly touching him, good eye contact, and leaning in when talking with him.

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  • In the same way that leaning away or crossing your arms can send the message that you're not interested, leaning closer conveys that you want to get to know the person better.

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  • The person leaning in to kiss should turn his or her head to one side.

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  • Does he seem to be leaning towards the possible object of the flirting?

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  • The LoveToKnow Gluten Free community is made up of real people who are interested in leaning how to live gluten free.

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  • There are a lot of surprising tendencies in Capricorn, and one of them is his leaning towards frugality.

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  • Points of interest in the village include the easily recognizable leaning tower and the Burano School of Lace (which is aimed at revitalizing the lace industry on the island).

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  • When you're first leaning to drive a 5-speed, avoid hills.

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  • You either have a friend help you place it in, or you find a nice leaning tree or you build a tripod.

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  • Brand new cars have very "tight" clutches that present increased difficulty, particularly for the leaning driver.

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  • Size of movements should all be the same Everyone should be kicking to the same height, jumping to the same height, leaning at the same angle.

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  • If you find yourself leaning forward or backward during lifts, you're probably doing too much work with your back.

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  • Hold the position for 30 to 60 seconds while leaning as far forward as you can.

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  • Check yourself on this to be sure you are not leaning as a counterbalance.

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  • Exercise by lifting the barbell up to standing (no leaning back) using knees and hips, then return it to the starting position on the floor in a controlled fashion.

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  • To get the most out of this exercise, make sure to keep your back slightly arched and leaning back just a little without swaying, as this makes sure the focus is kept on the right muscles the whole time.

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  • Slowly lift your feet off the floor, leaning back slightly so that your body is still balanced sitting on the floor.

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  • Take one kettlebell in two hands and leaning your body slightly back in order to have space around your core, lift the kettlebell from one side of your body to the other.

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  • Avoid backward neck flexion (tilting your chin to the ceiling and leaning your head all the way back).

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  • While leaning slightly back, extend your legs out in front of you without touching the floor.

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  • Concentrate on keeping your head and torso as upright as possible instead of leaning forward.

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  • Hold yourself as straight up and down as possible, and avoid leaning forward, which will restrict your movements.

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  • If you've got a niche music leaning, you're sure to find something here that caters just to you.

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  • The Romulans, by contrast, are far more Spartan and utilitarian in their ship design, leaning towards long lines and cool metals.

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  • Open your pores by leaning over a sink of warm to hot water and breathe in the steam.

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