"The old religion," Lecky says,"seemed everywhere loosening round the minds of men, and indeed it had often no great influence even on its defenders."
Its investigations pointed to the loosening of tribal ties and to the corresponding growth of a spirit of individual independence.
It possesses only slight influence over the heart and respiration, but it has a specific effect on mucous membranes as the elimination of the drug takes place largely through the lungs, where it aids in loosening bronchial secretions.
We hear also a good deal of witches and valkyries, and of charms and magic; as an instance we may cite the fact that certain (Runic) letters were credited, as in the North, with the power of loosening bonds.
The references to these people, who practically make their first appearance in the Amarna correspondence, 2 show that they were unsettled bands who took advantage of the loosening of authority to introduce themselves into various parts of the country, in this case Mesopotamia.
The sun is sufficiently powerful to cause the evaporation of the water in the grape through the skin without any preliminary loosening of the latter by the action of the botrytis cinerea or any other micro-organism.
The loosening of bondage is also, to a great extent, prepared by the working of local economic agencies.
The explanations suggested were that he had made himself very popular at Rome and that his appointment was therefore calculated to strengthen the loosening bonds of the Triple Alliance, and also that his early close association with Bismarck would ensure the maintenance of the Bismarckian tradition.
The transition period which follows the loosening of a people's faith in its old religion and before the authority of the new is universally accepted is always a time of confusion and relaxation of morals.
At the first sound of trampling hoofs and shouting, Petya lashed his horse and loosening his rein galloped forward, not heeding Denisov who shouted at him.
When they fell silent, Gabriel moved, his grip loosening around her.
He closed his eyes briefly and began loosening his tight grip on the line, readying himself to rappel downward.
Loosening his tie, he dropped into the leather office chair and picked up the envelope.
His eyes turned black, fathomless, and she knew whatever creature possessed the human body was loosening its grip on its powers.
By the end of the month all of the plants that are wanted for the summer decoration of the flower border may be planted out, first loosening a little the ball of earth at the roots.
As she walked, the fear and helplessness uncoiled, loosening their grip on her chest.
"You can take it back," she said, at once frustrated when the bracelet gave no sign of loosening.
aftermarket exhausts which have the silencer on the left hand side may need loosening or removing.
aseptic loosening of cemented THRs has been linked to allergies to some of the components of the cement.
The front does not require the loosening or removal of the front fairing for use.
loosening the political reins.
loosening of the teeth do not occur until the disease is advanced.
Then jack up the car after loosening the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
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You can't have liberal trading rulings without loosening the political reins.
A ' dumb end ' allows different heads to be fitted, simply by loosening a socket screw.
The abnormal specific heats of the halogen elements may be due to a loosening of the atoms, a preliminary to the dissociation into monatomic molecules which occurs at high temperatures.
The consequent loosening of the ties between the individual provinces of the Church and the Apostolic See, combined with the capricious policy of the court at Avignon, which often regarded nothing but personal .and family interests, accelerated the decay of the ecclesiastical organism, and justified the most dismal forebodings for the future.
Rechen, from a root meaning to scrape together, heap up), an agricultural and horticultural implement consisting of a toothed bar fixed transversely to a handle, and used for the collection of cut hay, grass, &c., and, in gardening, for loosening the soil, light weeding and levelling, and generally for purposes performed in agriculture by the harrow.
Three weeks ago the European Commission launched a swathe of legal proceedings aimed at loosening the sclerotic nature of the European internal energy market.
Belt adjustment-You should be able to easily access the belt for tightening and loosening of the harness.
Provide Consistency: Many parents who feel guilty about exposing their kids to the stress of divorce find themselves loosening the rules or making exceptions about expectations.
You can try loosening the crust with a small amount of baby oil.
On a physical tuner, this can be done by loosening or tightening the bass string in order to adjust the pitch the string played.
Loosening the straps or sleeping with a CPAP pillow may alleviate these problems.
If so, you’ll love the fact that the Intrepid is molded out of a solid piece of acetate; that means no slippage or loosening when you are on the high seas.
The slider on the original strap would come undone, loosening the whole strap and it was possible at that moment that a player would slacken his or her grip and release the Remote into the air.
Immediate treatment involves getting the child to a cool place, loosening clothing or undressing the person, and allowing air to circulate around the body.
Many health practitioners advise increasing fluids and breathing in warm, humidified air as ways of loosening chest congestion.
A person can suffer a laceration (cut) to the lips or tongue or loosening of teeth or have teeth knocked out.
It is based on the theory that when various areas of the chest and back are percussed, shock waves are transmitted through the chest wall, loosening the airway secretions.
Once you've found the right lens shape, you can customize your fit by either tightening or loosening the adjustable headband that holds them onto your head.
You can accomplish this by loosening the thumb screw in the end wheel of the rotisserie assembly.
Wash the holder gently to avoid loosening any jewels or other accents.
Avoid twisting the earring excessively, which could result in loosening the setting and creating a buildup of dirt and oil that dulls the stone.
Comfortable and Functional: All of Chrome's bags are anatomically correct and allow for one-handed tightening and loosening of the shoulder strap.
They wet down the carpet with very hot water and cleaning solution, effectively loosening soil, and then vacuum it back up moments later, carrying away dirt and debris along with the water.
It plays an important role in loosening mucus and improving blood flow.
In addition to these loosening activities and some very light stretching, one of the best ways to warm up is to do a very light version of the workout you are about to do.
A woman serious about her figure would sleep in her corset, perhaps only loosening the stays.
As children grow, remove the badges by loosening the threads and sewing the crests on to new pajamas.
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