How to use Long-time in a sentence

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  • I've been in a rut for a long time.

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  • It must have taken a long time to say good-bye.

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  • You think things over for a long time before you make decisions – even in small matters.

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  • Dusty glanced at his long-time Miami Station Chief, the handsome Hispanic man who looked as severe as he was lighthearted.

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  • Said he'd waited a long time to tell me something.

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  • Neither. It must be some movie I saw on TV or a book I read a long time ago.

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  • But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.

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  • After a long time they came into a clearing on the edge of the mountain.

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  • In the truck, on the way home, she was silent a long time.

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  • He gazed down at her for a long time.

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  • She must at least think she has or surely she wouldn't have shown up after all this time and started a fuss about something that we all settled long time ago.

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  • They only had each other for a long time.

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  • As if it'd been a kid's room for a long time.

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  • Lankha's hands remained on her ribs for a long, long time.

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  • It had been a very, very long time since any man had held her.

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  • He suspected the Council members knew more and that this night of relative peace was the last he would know for a very long time.

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  • And I ain't seen my ma in a long time.

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  • I learned a long time ago, that anyone who asks that question can't understand my answer anyway.

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  • For a long time the final result deduced by Joule by these varied and careful investigations was accepted as the standard value of the mechanical equivalent of heat.

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  • Charles Alberts somewhat equivocal conduct also roused the hatred of the Liberals, and for a long time the esecrato Carignano was regarded, most unjustly, as a traitor even by many who were not republicans.

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  • By common consent he was deified and all those who could afford the cost obtained his statue or bust; for a long time his statues held a place among the penates of the Romans.

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  • He left Holland in 1718, went by land through Persia to India, and eventually made his way to Lhasa, where he resided for a long time.

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  • For a long time he had pondered over the confusion in which Spain was, which he attributed to the intimate relations allowed between Christians and infidels for the sake of commerce.

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  • Plus, raising plants and animals takes a long time and is a lot of work to boot.

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  • And I will be for a very long time.

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  • Better would be a long time coming, but she felt more in control of her emotions.

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  • It's been more than that for a long time - or am I only imagining things?

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  • For a long time she lay wide awake with her eyes closed.

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  • This is the last water hole for a long time.

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  • The water wasn't much more than a drip and it took us a long time to fill the canteens.

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  • After all, they had known and loved each other for a long time.

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  • Obviously it had been a long time since she had seen or talked to Mr. Cade.

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  • For a long time he simply stood there, and when he finally spoke, his voice was controlled.

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  • Mary was silent a long time and then she finally spoke.

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  • No, I searched a long time before I found each one and I paid dearly.

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  • You've had the nursery ready for him a long time.

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  • I'll tell you what's going on; he read about this place in a book, maybe a long time ago, and now he's dreaming about it.

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  • It's a big city and a long time ago but he saw the White House and said he watched Lincoln eat with two men.

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  • I was annoyed at the bickering that followed as it was counterproductive to any chance of long time success.

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  • Yes, but it happened a long time ago.

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  • That's the first sensible thing you've said in a long time.

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  • Yeah, and I bet he started a long time ago on his first run.

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  • Betsy was taking a long time.

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  • Howie, I really feel for you but you've had this problem of not knowing about your past for a long time and you've managed to live with it.

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  • A long time ago, there was a battle so horrible it threatened to destroy the whole universe.

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  • He died a long time ago.

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  • I think I'd known for a long time and didn't want to face it.

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  • A long time passed until both heard the muffled but distinct sound of Martha's quiet sobbing in her adjacent room.

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  • He wanted to ask her about the bones but knew any such discussion would be the height of tastelessness for a long time to come.

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  • I learned a long time ago that nice guys are predictable.

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  • It's been a long time since we did that, just you and I.

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  • Alex had loved once before, long time ago, and that girl had betrayed him.

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  • Probably, but you'd have to wait for this one to get established and then a long time for the others to mature.

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  • We haven't done that in a long time.

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  • Maybe she would regret it later, but it was something she had wanted to know for a long time.

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  • They talked for a long time and he agreed to stay for supper.

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  • Seating herself on the bed, she stared at a wall for a long time before pulling herself out of the trance.

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  • For a long time he didn't say a word.

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  • There's a good chance Donnie is finally about to get some psychiatric help— help a long time coming.

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  • He sat up in bed a long time picturing Elisabeth as she created the oil.

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  • They were quiet for a long time until Elisabeth propped up on her elbow, tracing his jaw line with her finger.

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  • You know, Liz and I have been friends for a very long time.

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  • Thanks, but I've been doing this for a long time now.

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  • It's been a long time since we all went out to eat together.

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  • He was ready to start a family as well - had been for a long time.

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  • I've been gone a long time.

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  • That filly left the stable long time ago.

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  • I told you we were through long time ago.

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  • He was silent a long time.

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  • They've been chasing you for a long time.

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  • I don't think I'll get any real sleep for a long time.

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  • Her grandfather knew my father a long time ago.

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  • He was weaker than he remembered feeling in a long, long time.

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  • His long time friend, the assassin, was bloodied and unconscious.  The demons tossed Gabriel's body into a dark cell two down from Ully's before they left.

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  • It looked as if they had been wait­ing a long time.

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  • They were both quiet for a long time.

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  • The old man then smiled the warmest smile Dean had seen in a long time.

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  • For a long time she sat awake in the dark, unable to staunch the flow of tears.

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  • For a long time she sat on the cot crying silently.

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  • He put an arm around her waist and pulled her to him possessively – much like claiming groceries after waiting a long time in line to pay for them.

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  • I didn't realize it myself for a long time.

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  • I haven't seen any strange dogs in a long time.

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  • Sometimes it takes a long time and a lot of praying, but I'm living proof it can happen even after many years.

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  • This had to have been building for a long time.

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  • For a long time she lay awake listening to him breath.

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  • He was silent for a long time.

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  • He held her close for a long time.

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  • They sat in silence for a long time.

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  • He was quiet a long time.

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  • No, that was a long time ago.

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  • You were hemorrhaging pretty badly and evidently it had gone on for a long time before your husband found you.

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  • It was as if Alex had been gone for a long time.

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  • Interesting. You must have been thinking about this for a long time.

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  • That's a long time to have a dream unfulfilled.

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  • He's been gone a long time.

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  • Carmen stood at the nursery window, watching the baby for a long time before Alex came to get her.

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  • Better than I have been in a very long time.

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  • She'd buried those ghosts a long time ago, owning up to her responsibility in the deaths of her family.

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  • It destroys you over the course of a very, very long time!

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  • Bianca's gaze lingered on where he'd been, sensing she wouldn't see him again for a long time.

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  • She watched Sirian speak for a long time after.

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  • I've never heard otherwise, but I've been here for a long time.

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  • That was a long time ago.

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  • I have to admit that I called them Buffalo for a long time – still do when I forget.

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  • Felipa arrived on Friday, which was a relief for Carmen because she was beginning to realize three weeks was a long time to entertain guests.

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  • It was taking his muscles a long time to stretch.

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  • I'm not sure which bothered Alex more, having someone else shoot him or knowing he had suffered for a long time.

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  • He hadn't seen any bear sign in a long time.

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  • I understand it's been in the family for a long time.

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  • Four weeks would be a long time.

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  • It's been a long time since I had that much fun.

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  • His gaze darkened, and Xander knew his long-time ally was thinking of their shared history from the time before the Schism that split the mortal and immortal worlds apart.

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  • For a long time it was thought that precedents could have no place in equity, inasmuch as it professed in each case to do that which was just; and we find this view maintained by common lawyers after it had been abandoned by the professors of equity themselves.

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  • It was a long time before decimal arithmetic came into general use, and all through the 17th century exponential marks were in common use.

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  • Further evidence of the antiquity of Australian man is to be found in the strict observance of tribal boundaries, which would seem to show that the tribes must have been settled a long time in one place.

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  • To write an account of symphonic instrumentation in any detail would be like attempting a history of emotional expression; and all that we can do here is to point out that the problem which was, so to speak, shelved by the polyphonic device of the continuo, was for a long time solved only by methods which, in any hands but those of the greatest masters, were very inartistic conventions.

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  • In the various ceramic arts Italy was once unrivalled, but the ancient tradition for a long time lost its primeval impulse.

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  • It provided for the visitation of the clergy by the bishop, and for the power of the clergy to exclude their lay folk from the Holy Communion, subject to appeal to the bishop. Both minor and major excommunication had been in use, and for a long time public penance was required.

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  • For a long time Torquemada had tried to get the royal consent to a general expulsion; but the sovereigns hesitated, and, as the victims were the backbone of the commerce of the country, proposed a ransom of 300,000 ducats instead.

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  • This way of using the characters of the syrinx for the classification of the Passeriformes seems simple, but it took a long time to accomplish.

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  • His remains rested for a long time in the place which he had sanctified.

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  • These had existed for a long time side by side, without knowing anything of each other, but when they perceived each other, the Light had only looked and then turned away; but the Darkness, seized with desire for the Light, had made itself master, not indeed of the Light itself, but only of its reflection (species, color).

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  • The thick Quaternary, or Post-Pliocene, deposits which cover nearly all Russia were for a long time a puzzle to geologists.

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  • For a long time he could not endure the thought of destroying her, because he regarded her as an indispensable member of his "Accord," wherein she was to supply the place of Austria, whom circumstances had temporarily detached from the Russian alliance.

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  • For a long time it formed their second fatherland.

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  • Neither in the Social War, nor in the rising of Spartacus, who held out a long time in the Sila (71 B.C.), do the Bruttii play a part as a people.

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  • This school, of which the origin (though assigned to Athenagoras) is unknown, was the first and for a long time the only institution where Christians were instructed simultaneously in the Greek sciences and the doctrines of the holy Scriptures.

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  • It became a town in 1336; weaving was introduced here towards the end of the 18th century, and having belonged for a long time to the duchy of Juliers it came into the possession of Prussia in 1815.

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  • For a long time these shells or hulls, as they are called, were burned at oil mills for fuel, 22 tons being held equal to a cord of wood, and 43 tons to a ton of coal.

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  • Although for a long time lecturers and professors had been attached to universities, generally their duties had also included the study of physics, mineralogy and other subjects, with the result that chemistry received scanty encouragement.

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  • Most of its alluvial burden being deposited in the lakes, the Neva takes a long time to alter its channels or extend its delta.

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  • The law for a long time took no notice of these customary tenures, and did not systematically constitute them until the 4th century.

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  • We cannot follow in detail the several steps by which the slave power for a long time persistently increased its influence in the Union.

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  • For a long time she remained true to Artemis and rejected all suitors, but Meilanion at last gained her love by his persistent devotion.

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  • By many lines of evidence we are led to believe that obsidians in course of time suffer devitrification, in other words they pass from the vitreous into a crystalline state, but as the changes take place in a solid mass they require a very long time for their achievement, and the crystals produced are only of extremely small size.

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  • He represented " Centre " thought in Australian politics and for a long time was a reconciling influence between the Conservatives and the Labour party.

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  • For a long time he appears to have taken no part in public affairs, but rather to have indulged in the follies of court life and intrigue; for both in 1663 and 1664 he was engaged in duels, in the latter of which he was wounded.

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  • Scientific zoology really started in the 16th century with the awakening of the new spirit of observation and exploration, but for a long time ran a separate course uninfluenced by the progress of the medical studies of anatomy and physiology.

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  • After a training at Edessa, he lived for a long time at Mt Izla in Mesopotamia, whence he proceeded to Cyprus, but returned to Mt Izla shortly before his death.

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  • In the West the principle already laid down by St Gregory the Great in his letter to Constantia, namely that of not disturbing the bodies of the saints, was for a long time the rule in all cases, and the portions distributed to the churches were simply brandea, that is to say, linen which had lain upon the tomb of the saint, or, in other words, representative relics.

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  • The financial situation in Venezuela was for a long time extremely complicated and discreditable, owing to defaults in the payment of public debts, complications arising from the guarantee of interest on railways and other public works, responsibility for damages to private property during civil wars and bad administration.

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  • Here the chief home of positive medicine was still for a long time Vienna, where the "new Vienna school" continued and surpassed the glory of the old.

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  • Coincidently therewith, the hope of neutralizing infections by fortifying individual immunity has grown brighter, for it appears that immunity is not a very radical character, but one which, as in the case of vaccination, admits of modification and accurate adjustment in the individual, in no long time and by no very tedious methods.

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  • He did not make himself a slave to his visitors, but reserved much time for work and for his immense correspondence, which had for a long time once more included Frederick, the two getting on very well when they were not in contact.

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  • For a long time St James's Hall (demolished in 1905) between Regent Street and Piccadilly was the chief concert hall.

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  • A month later he had the good fortune to recover copies of a silver boss, or hilt-top, offered to various museums about 1860, but rejected by them as a meaningless forgery and for a long time lost again to sight.

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  • The wholesale jam manufacturers of the present day use this sugar; they boil the jam in vacuo and secure a product that will last a long time without deteriorating, but it lacks the delicacy and distinctive flavour of fruit preserved by a careful housekeeper, who boils it in an open pan with cane sugar to a less density, though exposed for a short time to a greater heat.

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  • The new German government furnished no better protection from local violence, nor was it able any more effectively to check the practices which were creating feudalism; indeed for a long time it made no attempt to do so.

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  • All round and about this line of descent there was a crowd of varying forms branching off more or less widely from the main stem, different kinds of commendation, different forms of precarium, some of which varied greatly from that through which the fief descends, and some of which survived in much the old character and under the old name for a long time after later feudalism was definitely established.'

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  • Curiously enough, Vienna has for a long time turned its back, so to speak, on the magnificent waterway of the Danube, the city being built about '1 m.

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  • Then comes the collection of weapons and armour, including the famous Ambras collection, so called after the castle of Ambras near Innsbruck, where it was for a long time stored.

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  • For a long time the Austrian government, by failing to keep the Danube in a proper state for navigation, let slip the opportunity of making the city the great Danubian metropolis which its geographical position entitles it to be.

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  • He was raised to the praetorship by Pertinax (193), but did not assume office till the reign of Septimius Severus, with whom he was for a long time on the most intimate footing.

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  • Consequently for a long time there was a continual stream of emigration from Pisa.

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  • Herder's writings were for a long time regarded as of temporary value only, and fell into neglect.

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  • His rule was noted for firmness, moderation and high political sagacity, and he succeeded for a long time in retaining the friendship and confidence of his master the shah, although his career was beset with political intrigues and jealousy on the part of rival and court favourites, and with internal turbulence.

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  • Next in importance comes the mining of brown coal, which has also been carried on for a long time.

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  • For a long time he struggled bravely with this cruel disease, never omitting except from absolute necessity any of his official duties except during a brief period of rest abroad, which failed to produce the desired effect.

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  • There can be little doubt that the Targums existed for a long time in oral form.

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  • After half an hour his strength would give out, and in these circumstances his rate of composition for a long time averaged scarcely six lines a day.

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  • This would explain the quotation of the two documents together by the council of Toledo, since the heresy lasted on for a long time in Spain.

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  • But the Allied main army took a long time to defile over the Scheldt and could form up (on the left of Cadogan's detachment) only slowly and by degrees.

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  • Even after the adoption in Europe of the Christian era, a great variety of methods of dating - national, provincial and ecclesiastical - grew up and prevailed for a long time in different countries, thus renewing in modern times the difficulties experienced in ancient times from diversities of reckoning.

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  • For a long time this hope proved illusory, and in the case of Egyptian archaeology the results have proved disappointing even up to the very present.

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  • For a long time it continued to be a place of military importance.

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  • Tantalum pentafluoride, TaF5, for a long time only known in solution, may be obtained by passing fluorine over an alloy of tantalum and aluminium, and purifying by distillation in a vacuum.

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  • Tiberius appears to have received the news with indifference, if not with satisfaction; he absented himself from the funeral, and refused to allow her apotheosis; her will was suppressed for a long time and only carried out, and the legacies paid, by Caligula.

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  • When these processes continue for a long time in deep water shut off from free circulation so that it does not become aerated by contact with the atmosphere the water becomes unfit to support the life of fishes, and when the accumulation of putrefying organic matter gives rise to sulphuretted hydrogen as in the Black Sea below 125 fathoms, life, other than bacterial, is impossible.

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  • He covered the bulb of the thermometer with layers of non-conducting material and left it immersed at the desired depth for a very long time to enable it to take the temperature of its surroundings.

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  • But the persistent demand produced a supply; and the honour of identification with Prester John, after hovering over one head and another, settled for a long time upon that of the king of the Nestorian tribe of Kerait, famous in the histories of Jenghiz under the name of Ung or Awang Khan.

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  • The term is more customarily given to productions of flame such as we have in the burning of oils, gas, fuel, &c., but it is conveniently extended to other cases of oxidation, such as are met with when metals are heated for a long time in air or oxygen.

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  • A year before, after three days' acquaintance, he had married Jane Danvers, whose father had been set on the marriage for a long time.

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  • The very large mass of detail collected at these inquiries entails an unusually long time spent in compilation; the statistics of population, accordingly, are available considerably in advance of those relating to production and industries.

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  • All soluble pyrophosphates when boiled with water for a long time are converted into orthophosphates.

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  • In Ontario apatite has been worked for a long time in deposits of similar nature.

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  • Although the Latin in some instances differs from that of the purest models, the work was for a long time a favourite elementary school-book.

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  • He was a man of strong ambitions, but these were curbed by a shrewd foresight, which led him for a long time to submit to the nominal leadership of other and smaller men.

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  • His high birth, his legal learning - he was for a long time professor of canon law at Montpellier - and the irreproachable purity of his life, recommended him to Pope Gregory XI., who created him cardinal in 1375.

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  • Surveying and the administration of the land have for a long time occupied the attention of the government.

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  • Printing, in fact, has supplied a great incentive to the development of literature, the output has increased enormously, and will doubtless continue to do so for a long time to come.

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  • Calcium oxide or lime has been known from a very remote period, and was for a long time considered to be an elementary or undecomposable earth.

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  • The system of Tournefort was for a long time adopted on the continent, but was ultimately displaced by that of Carl von Linne, or Linnaeus (q.v.; 1707-1778).

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  • The system was for a long time the only one taught in the schools of Britain, even after it had been discarded by those in France and in other continental countries.

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  • Botanists were for a long time content to know that the scattering of the pollen from the anther, and its application to the stigma, were necessary for the production of perfect seed, but the stages of the process of fertilization remained unexplored.

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  • For a long time the anti-Corn Law agitation ' seemed to have no effect, although conducted with extraordinary skill and enthusiasm.

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  • The work of Kadlubek is more ornate in diction than that of Bogufal, and for a long time enjoyed great popularity.

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  • For a long time the cultivation of Polish philology was in a low state, owing to the prevalence of Latin in the 17th century and French in the 18th.

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  • It is purified by boiling with acids, to remove any mineral matter, and is then ignited for a long time in a current of chlorine in order to remove the last traces of hydrogen.

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  • For a long time Biblical study lacked the first essential of sound critical method, viz.

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  • The earlier methods proposed were, like those of Briggs, purely arithmetical, and for a long time logarithms were regarded from the point of view indicated by their name, that is to say, as depending on the theory of compounded ratios.

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  • The boundary line with Guatemala, for a long time in dispute, was fixed by the treaties of 1882 and 1895.

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  • For a long time he had been taken up with a history of the Reformation, but only one part of it, dealing with the Reformation at Geneva.

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  • By royal invitation he went in 1218 to Norway, where he remained a long time with the young king Haakon and his tutor Earl Skuli.

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  • Flotta (372), east of Hoy, was the home for a long time of the Scandinavian compiler of the Codex Flotticensis, which furnished Thorrnodr Torfaeus (1636-1719), the Icelandic antiquary, with many of the facts for his History of Norway, more particularly with reference to the Norse occupation of Orkney.

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  • As he says at the end of the Sophistical Elenchi on the syllogism, he had no predecessor, but took pains and laboured a long time in investigating it.

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  • In Great Britain The Alteration Of The Style Was For A Long Time Successfully Opposed By Popular Prejudice.

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  • Gardelegen was founded in the 10th century, and was for a long time the seat of a line of counts.

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  • This court, faithful to the practice observed by it in the preceding elections, nominated another candidate, Cadalus, bishop of Parma, who was proclaimed at the council of Basel under the name of Honorius II., marched to Rome, and for a long time jeopardized his rival's position.

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  • The practice of washing one another's feet was at one time observed; and it was for a long time customary for each brother and sister to receive new members, on admission, with a holy kiss.

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  • This oral theory was for a long time the favourite one in England; it was never widely held in Germany, and in recent years the majority of English students of the Synoptic Problem have come to feel that it does not satisfactorily explain the phenomena.

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  • He was repeatedly employed on embassies to the Low Countries, and was for a long time stationed at Calais as agent in the shifty negotiations carried on by Wolsey with the court of France.

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  • Eclipsed by the foundation of Nicopolis, Corcyra for a long time passed out of notice.

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  • Rome had for a long time opposed this division, but, since some kind of division was necessary, had put forward the idea of the three sees of St Peter - Rome, Alexandria and Antioch - those of Constantinople and Jerusalem being set aside, as resulting from later usurpations.

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  • The example of Nicholas I., two centuries before, had shown the position which a pope could occupy in Christendom; but for a long time past the man had come short of the institution, the workman of his tool.

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  • Faraday had for a long time kept in view the possibility of using a ray of polarized light as a means of investigating the condition of transparent bodies when acted on by electric and magnetic forces.

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  • Till nearly the end of the 18th century the coinage had for a long time been derived from Nepal.

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  • The Diarbekr boil is like the "Aleppo button," lasting a long time and leaving a deep scar.

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  • The kingship was continued for a long time.

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  • Holtz constructed and described a large number of influence machines which were for a long time considered the most advanced development of this type of electrostatic machine.

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  • Loven, in 1841, and was for a long time believed to be a Gephyrean worm.

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  • It was for a long time employed as a prison, but was restored after its destruction by fire in 1877 and now contains a historical museum.

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  • It was for a long time the seat of Spanish rule in this region, and later the scene of a bitter struggle between the church authorities and Jesuits.

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  • During the long time of oppression and injury which followed the ejectment, Baxter was sadly afflicted in body.

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  • The very cattle are trained to go a long time without drinking.

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  • For a long time the advocates of free-will, in their eagerness to preserve moral responsibility, went so far as to deny all motives as influencing moral action.

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  • Three different establishments of this character have been discovered, of which the first, excavated in 1824, the baths near the forum, built about 80 B.C., was for a long time the only one known.

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  • The explosion destroyed much private property, and for a long time seriously affected the prosperity of the town.

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  • They were the most warlike people in Spain, and for a long time offered a stubborn resistance to the Romans.

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  • The procedure per viam casus excepti consists in the legitimation of a cultus which has been rendered to a saint for a very long time.

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  • The Achaeans, or Hellenes, as they were later termed, were on this hypothesis one of the fair-haired tribes of upper Europe known to the ancients as Keltoi (Celts), who from time to time have pressed down over the Alps into the southern lands, successively as Achaeans, Gauls, Goths and Franks, and after the conquest of the indigenous small dark race in no long time died out under climatic conditions fatal to their physique and morale.

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  • Thus began the Seven Years' War, in which, supported by England, Brunswick and Hesse-Cassel, he had for a long time to oppose Austria, France, Russia, Saxony and Sweden.

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  • He was interested in many things, and threw himself with ardour into whatever he took up; he contrived schemes quickly, and pushed them on with an energy which usually made them succeed when no long time was needed, for, if a project was delayed, there was a risk of his tiring of it and dropping it.

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  • The opinion that Lake Aral periodically disappeared, which was for a long time countenanced by Western geographers, loses more and more probability now that it is evident that at a relatively recent period the Caspian Sea extended much farther eastward than it does now, and that Lake Aral communicated with it through the Sary-kamysh depression.

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  • It was for a long time strongly fortified, and in 1716 Charles XII.

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  • On the site of Grand Rapids there was for a long time a large Ottawa Indian village, and for the conversion of the Indians a Baptist mission was established in 1824.

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  • Here must have stood the capital of some great empire connected with its extremities, Sardis or Ephesus on the west, Sinope on the north, the Euphrates on the east, the Cilician Gates on the south, by roads so well made as to continue in use for a long time after the centre of power had changed to Assyria, and the old road-system had become circuitous and unsuitable.

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  • A long time afterwards it appeared, thanks to his collaborator, Claude Bernard Rousseau, under the title of Histoire et recherches des antiquites de la ville de Paris (1724), but remodelled, with the addition of long and dull dissertations which were not by Sauval.

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  • On the continent of Europe, where the last-named requirement has been for a long time more urgent than in Great Britain, another system has been generally preferred, namely, passing the gas through a long series of stoneware receivers, and ultimately through a small tower packed with stoneware or coke, making the acid flow in the opposite direction to the gas.

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  • The impetus to the purification of the old Semite religion to which the Hebrews for a long time clung in common with their fellows - the various branches of nomadic Arabs - was largely furnished by the remarkable civilization unfolded in the Euphrates valley and in many of the traditions, myths and legends embodied in the Old Testament; traces of direct borrowing from Babylonia may be discerned, while the indirect influences in the domain of the prophetical books, as also in the Psalms and in the so-called "Wisdom Literature," are even more noteworthy.

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  • It was for a long time usual to doubt the authenticity of the speeches post reditum and pro Marcello.I Recent scholars consider them genuine.

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  • Through the Ghassanids these latter had become habituated to monarchical government and loyal obedience, and for a long time much better order had prevailed amongst them than elsewhere in Arabia.

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  • For a very long time no care had been taken to remove the old covering when a new one was put on; and the accumulated weight caused uneasiness respecting the stability of the walls.

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  • Faraday in 1820, but the effect had been known to exist for a long time previously.

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  • All of the settlements were for a long time chiefly agricultural communities.

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  • Necessarily the name had for a long time no definite geographical meaning.

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  • It claims to be the oldest town in the Sahara, and was for a long time self-governing, but eventually placed itself under the protection of the sultan of Morocco.

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  • The political situation in Athens, however, at this time was as exceptional as the French Revolution, and offered an opportunity not likely to recur for the adoption of a system in widely extended use which private individuals had been employing for a long time.

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  • The electroscope is provided with a charging rod C. In a dry atmosphere sulphur or amber is an early perfect insulator, and hence if the air in the interior of the box is kept dry by calcium chloride, the electroscope will hold its charge for a long time.

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  • For a long time this was the only house in the locality.

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  • For a long time he was chiefly occupied with fighting against the Odrysian king Seuthes.

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  • The decline in Italy and Norway is small, but in France, where for a long time the fertility of the population has been very much below that of any other European country, the birth-rate thus calculated fell by nearly 20%, the same figure' being approached in Belgium, where however, the fertility of married women is considerably greater.

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  • As meaning some form of feudal service rendered by tenants to their superiors, it survived for a long time in the Scottish phrase "arriage and carriage," this form of the word being due to a contraction into "arage."

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  • The Roman populace for a long time reverenced his memory as that of an open-handed patron, and in Greece the recollections of his magnificence, and his enthusiasm for art, were still fresh when the traveller Pausanias visited the country a century later.

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  • The contents of these for a long time remained unknown, but ultimately by permission of the duke of Devonshire, to whom they belonged, they were edited by James Clerk Maxwell and published in 1879 by the Cambridge University Press as the Electrical Researches of the Hon.

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  • And this condition of things has already lasted a very long time (verse 20).

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  • Their manners, customs, religion and language were, and for a long time continued to be, different from those of the Hindus; but they found themselves compelled to respect the superior civilization of this race, and slowly adopted its customs and language.

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  • For a long time it was chiefly a small fishing settlement, its population as late as 1820 being only 6J7; but after the introduction of large manufacturing interests in 1850, when its population was only 1667, its growth was rapid.

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  • It has for a long time exercised almost unquestioned authority over Swedish thought, religious and philosophical.

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  • For a long time Chile was considered one of the poorest states of Spanish America, but the acquisition of the rich mineralproducing provinces of the north, together with the development of new silver and copper mines in Atacama and Coquimbo, largely increased her revenues and enabled her to develop other important resources.

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  • This unfortunate affair had the effect of greatly discrediting Persia on the London Stock Exchange for a long time.

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  • Encouraged by their success, he devoted himself diligently to this kind of composition, but refrained for a long time from either publicly reciting or publishing his verses.

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  • Thus nature itself condemned Brittany to remain for a long time shut out from civilization.

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  • But the difference of race and faith between the Arian Goths and the Catholic Romans of Gaul and Spain influenced the history of the West Gothic kingdom for a long time.

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  • Korra(30s), a game of skill for a long time in great vogue at ancient Greek drinking parties, especially in the 4th and sth centuries B.C. It is frequently alluded to by the classical writers of the period, and not seldom depicted on ancient vases.

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  • He was kept a long time in prison, twice racked by order of the council, and every effort was made to shake his constancy.

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  • The Sheffield cutlery manufacturers, however, refused to buy it, on the ground that it was too hard, and for a long time Huntsman exported his whole output to France.

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  • It was for a long time a thankless post, for St Vincent was at once half incapacitated by ill-health and very arbitrary, while Nelson, who considered that Keith's appointment was 'a personal slight to himself, was peevish and insubordinate.

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  • For a long time no carts or carriages were permitted to enter the city for fear of polluting and injuring the pavement, and the transport of goods was carried on in hand-carts.

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  • Even in regard to slavery he had serious hesitations about the ways of the abolitionists, and for a long time refused to be identified with them.

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  • For a long time after it he remained at Aranjuez, leaving the government in the hands of his minister Aranda.

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  • Camden, writing about 1590, says, " Leeds is rendered wealthy by its woollen manufactures," and the incorporation charter of 1626 recites that " the inhabitants have for a long time exercised the art of making cloth."

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  • For a long time the city and country was the central seat of the Zoroastrian religion, the founder of which is said to have died within the walls.

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  • Too great influence was accorded to them, and the result was that for a long time scarcely a single Rumanian novelist or historian can be mentioned.

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  • Not that there was any direct, deliberate borrowing by one nation from the other, but all of them seem to have stood for a long time under identical psychological influences and to have developed on similar lines.

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  • It is a significant circumstance that, for a long time all the numerous editions of the Pilgrim's Progress were evidently meant for the cottage and the servants' hall.

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  • For a long time Hainan was the refuge of the turbulent classes of China and the place of deportation for delinquent officials.

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  • The nature of sterilization, and the difficulties in securing it, as well as the extreme delicacy of the manipulations necessary, made it possible for a very long time to be doubtful as to the application of the phrase omne vivum e vivo to the microscopic world, and there still remain a few belated supporters of abiogenesis.

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  • The springs in general are very accurate and uniform in their extension, and are very permanent when fairly well used; but their indications are apt to vary from fatigue of the springs if they are kept extended by a weight for a long time.

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  • On the continent of Europe platinum vessels have been for a long time almost universal, and they have been greatly improved by an internal lining of gold.

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  • Although corals have been familiar objects since the days of antiquity, and the variety known as the precious red coral has been for a long time an article of commerce in the Mediterranean, it was only in the 18th century that their true nature and structure came to be understood.

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  • As penances had for a long time been lightened, and the books used by confessors began to consist more and more of instructions in the style of the later moral theology (and this is already the case of the books of Halitgar and Rhabanus Maurus), the canonical collections began to include a greater or smaller number of the penitential canons.

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  • These drawbacks were felt a long time back, and to this feeling we owe two attempts at a supplementary codification which were made in the 16th century, both of which are "Liber known under the name of Liber septimus.

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  • Dr Bentley, the master of Trinity College, had for a long time urged Newton to give his consent to the republication of the Principia.

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  • For a long time the Noricans enjoyed independence under princes of their own, and carried on commerce with the Romans.

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  • Acasta sulcata, Lamk., in the scientific study of zoology had replaced the fabulous tales of medieval writers, it was a long time before the true affinities of the barnacles were appreciated, and they were at first classed with the Mollusca, some of which they closely resemble in external appearance.

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  • He fancied that France would be so totally occupied with its own troubles that it would cease for a long time to be dangerous to other nations.

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  • At the battle of Poitiers on the 19th of September 1356 he took his stand in front of the English army, and after fighting for a long time was severely wounded and carried from the fight.

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  • In 1873 an English committee of inquiry was appointed to investigate various complaints of oppression against the gaekwar, Malhar Rao, who had recently succeeded to the throne after being for a long time kept in prison by his brother, the former gaekwar.

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  • It was already frequented in the 13th century, while a carriage road (highest point, 7595 ft.) was constructed across it in 1865, but for a long time it was not as much used as the easier and more direct Julier Pass (7504 ft.), until the opening of the railway in 1903, which has vastly increased its practical importance.

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  • Appearance and Reality was not primarily concerned with morals, yet it inevitably led to certain conclusions affecting conduct, and it was no very long time before these conclusions were elaborated in detail.

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  • A widow must shave her head, smear her body with black and the exudations of the corpse, and wear mourning for a long time.

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  • Boulogne has for a long time been one of the most anglicized of French cities; and in the tourist season a continuous stream of English travellers reach the continent at this point.

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  • This forgery was accepted as genuine by a well-known antiquary of the 18th century, Dr William Stukeley, and under the sanction of his authority continued for a long time to be regarded in the same light by numerous scholars and antiquaries, including Gibbon and Lingard.

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  • At the partition treaty of Verdun (843) Frisia became part of Lotharingia or Lorraine; at the treaty of Mersen (870) it was divided between the kingdoms of the East Franks (Austrasia) and the West Franks (Westrasia); in 880 the whole country was united to Austrasia; in 911 it fell under the dominion of Charles the Simple, king of the West Franks, but the districts of East Frisia asserted their independence and for a long time governed themselves after a very simple democratic fashion.

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  • While in a general way the reign of law and order in the movements of the heavenly bodies was recognized, and indeed must have exercised an influence at an early period in leading to the rise of a methodical divination that was certainly of a much higher order than the examination of an animal's liver, yet the importance that was laid upon the endless variations in the form of the phenomena and the equally numerous apparent deviations from what were regarded as normal conditions, prevented for a long time the rise of any serious study of astronomy beyond what was needed for the purely practical purposes that the priests as "inspectors" of the heavens (as they were also the "inspectors" of the sacrificial livers) had in mind.

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  • As regards hue, the favourite colour of the ancients, according to Xenophon, was bay, and for a long time it was the fashionable colour in England; but for some time chestnut thoroughbreds have been the most conspicuous figure on English race-courses, so far as the more important events are concerned.

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  • Though for a long time they were callous wreckers and pirates, and cruel, and though they show great want of feeling in the "devil murders" - ceremonial murders of one of themselves for grave offences against the community, which are now being gradually put down - still on the whole the Nicobarese are a quiet, inoffensive people, friendly to each other, and not quarrelsome, and by inclination friendly and not dangerous to foreigners.

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  • For a long time after the Turkish occupation of Palestine and Egypt it enjoyed a semiindependence, but in 1893 a Turkish governor with a strong garrison was established there, which has greatly contributed to secure the safety of travellers and the general quiet of the district.

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  • When the Irrawaddy is at its height the lower portion of the town is flooded, and the country all round is a sheet of water, but usually for no very long time.

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  • The young penguins, clad in thick down, are born blind and are fed by the parents for an unusually long time before taking to the water.

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  • For so long as the great bulk of oils is so cheaply produced in nature's laboratory, the natural products will hold their field for a long time to come.

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  • For a long time it was not recognized that changes in the marine fauna, on which our geological classification mainly depends, correspond scarcely at all with changes in the land plants.

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  • In some the notochord remains for a long time exposed along the ventral surface, and, owing to the absence of cartilaginous formation around it, disappears without ever becoming invested otherwise than by a thin elastic membrane; it can be easily stripped off below the vertebrae in larval specimens on the point of metamorphosing.

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  • But in a few European and North American species, and in a great many inhabitants of the tropics, the egg is large and a considerable portion of it persists for a long time as a yolk-sac. Although the segmentation is always complete, it is very irregular in these types, some of which make a distinct approach to the meroblastic egg.

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  • Quito derives its name from the Quitus, who inhabited the locality a long time before the Spanish conquest.

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  • This universal homage for a long time left Kant unaffected; it was only in his later years that he spoke of his system as.

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  • Then, as the empire acquired fresh strength in Italy, he quietly bided his time and, on the descent of the Angevins, again assumed the leadership of the Guelfs who now had the upper hand for a long time.

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  • She lay quietly for a long time thinking about all that had happened, and the new babies.

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  • You think things over for a long time before you make decisions – even in small matters.

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  • Later is a long time off but perhaps I'll take up a profession that satisfies me... write a book, perhaps.

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  • This is a dreary city that has seen better days, a long, long time ago.

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  • I've been waiting for a long time to claim you.

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  • There's a good chance Donnie is finally about to get some psychiatric help— help a long time coming.

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  • The two vampires sat quietly, drinking, for a long time.

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  • Death?  I don't rate the attention of that creature.  It was a dream.  Andre told me everything.  He also told me you never told Kris, and Kris has believed the worst about you for thousands of years.  It's a long time to bear a grudge, brother, if it's true.  Is it?

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  • The demon before him looked down but didn't object, understanding his place.  Unlike Immortals, demons obeyed their leaders.  But maybe, next time, lack of discipline in his enemies would work for Darkyn.  He'd failed to takeover Death's domain or to kill her.  It would take Gabriel a very long time to learn how to rule over the dead, and Rhyn was a loose cannon as a leader for the Immortals.

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  • He put an arm around her waist and pulled her to him possessively – much like claiming groceries after waiting a long time in line to pay for them.

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  • I have to admit that I called them Buffalo for a long time – still do when I forget.

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  • A man in Bristol, England, a former businessman, is a long-time explorer of paranormal phenomenon.

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  • This travesty of democracy has shaken the loyalty of people who've been in the party for a long time.

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  • They were deprived of Batty through injury from November, with David Hopkin also a long time absentee.

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  • The meeting is earmarked for the return of long-time injury absentee Jesper B. Jensen to further boost the Panthers ranks.

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  • I seriously doubt i will use Amazon again for a long time.

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  • Enron was " looking for a quick way to sell assets to generate income, " said one long-time Enron finance person.

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  • That's a long time to be watching two socially awkward individuals sitting with their faces cupped in their hands.

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  • And I'll bet it's been a long time since you've had a really good bagel, too.

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  • The album is also memorable for the appearance of one Nicko McBrain on drums alongside long time bassist ' Mars ' Cowling.

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  • Once out at sea, the crew seemed to be taking a very long time to raise her fully battened mainsails.

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  • Having spent a long time looking for natural belays, we decided to use bolts.

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  • A long time ago I did a stint of work in an Exeter high street bookshop.

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  • The groom and groom As the Express says, the popstar will tie the knot with his long-time boyfriend on December 21.

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  • Hair rinses and shampoos containing camomile have been popular for a long time.

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  • It takes a long time to get a nice canter out of an ex-racer, they need to learn to shorten their stride.

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  • Although we have had acrylic chenille for a long time we now have another 20 shades added to the collection.

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  • His Death He had elevated blood cholesterol for a long time and was not aware of it.

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  • You can see that the investigation of a noise complaint can take a long time to follow through.

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  • We have been urging for a long time that suppliers should consider the possibility of a social tariff to help vulnerable consumers.

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  • I have a long-time friend who runs a dairy farm in North-Eastern Wisconsin.

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  • I have had a long-time infatuation with Kenya, and more recent dalliances with Mongolia and Portugal.

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  • Ten new priests and nine new deacons will be ordained, the largest such service for a long time.

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  • This the reason why bottled, canned and vacuum-packed foods stay edible for such a long time.

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  • I had obviously had the fibroids for a long time.

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  • It took a long time to grind enough flour to make bread.

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  • Spend rather a long time blog on the various fora, longer than I intended to.

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  • A long, long time ago there lived in a remote Dartmoor clitter a huge and wily old fox.

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  • December, 1998 a statue of Noël Coward was unveiled by the Queen Mother who was a long-time friend.

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  • Frit thunbergi Another of the Chinese frit thunbergi Another of the Chinese frits of which there have been forms in cultivation for a very long time is Frit thunbergii.

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  • Trade rounds take a long time to reach fruition.

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  • He's also alone now that his long-time girlfriend Vera has left him.

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