There were at least three different footprints but they were marred and nearly indistinguishable.
Violent scars marred her torso and arms.
The cunning and cruelty which marred his character were forgotten, and his services to his church and country remembered.
Rhyn was unconscious again, his face marred by her blood.
Unfortunately the council of Constance, which met mainly through the efforts of Sigismund in 1414, marred its labors by the judicial murders of John Huss and of Jerome of Prague.
In September he surprised and routed Montrose at Philiphaugh near Selkirk, and was rewarded by the committee of estates with a present of -50,000 merks and a gold chain; but his victory was marred by the butchery of the captured Irish - men, women and children - to whom quarter had been given.
Their respect for rank is not marred by any vulgarity or snobbery.
It would seem that in his fits of despondency one of the thoughts that marred his dreams of human improvement was the apparently inexorable character of economic laws, condemning thousands of labourers to a cramped and miserable existence, and thousands more to semistarvation.
Their erudition was, however, marred by speculative extravagances.
Dr Johnson's Life is marred by manifest prejudice.
The baptistery was completed only in 1278, and marred in the 14th century by the introduction of Gothic details.
These efforts to coerce the Dutch, though marred by partial failure, were, however, calculated to win for Joseph II.
Brisbane has a large number of buildings of architectural merit, though in some cases their effect is marred by the narrowness of the streets in which they stand.
Unfortunately, the obstructions thrown in the way of this settlement by the Persian commissioner, the untoward appearance at Bampur of an unexpected body of Kalatis, and the absence of definite instructions marred the fulfilment of the programme sketched out; but a line of boundary was proposed, which wa~ afterwards accepted by the litigants.
The only political disturbance which marred the peace of his reign arose out of the seizure of the "Charles et Georges," a French slave-trader which was captured off Mozambique.
Each party dubbed the other stercoranists (dung-feasters), and the controversy was often marred by indecencies.
A stainless steel sink was set into home made cabinets, whose cutting board top was marred with years of use.
His statesmanship, though marred occasionally by personal vanity and love of popular applause, was far-seeing and prudent.
In 1806 and 1807 he delivered a course of lectures at the Athenee on the language and literature of France from the earliest years; and in 1808 at the emperor's request, he prepared his Tableau historique de l'etat et du progres de la littrature francaise depuis 1789 jusqu'd 1808, a book containing some good criticism, though marred by the violent prejudices of its author.
Here he resided three years, his happiness only marred by regret on account of his separation from his brother Daniel.
He watched explosions wrack his planet until they rose high enough that the toxic dust storm he'd started marred the surface of the planet from view.
But of late years the beauties of the Rhine have become sadly marred; the banks in places, especially between Coblenz and Bonn, disfigured by quarrying, the air made dense with the smoke of cement factories and steam-tugs, commanding spots falling a prey to the speculative builder and villages growing into towns.
This convention ratified the Fourteenth Amendment, and framed the third constitution of the state, which was adopted by a small majority at a popular election, marred by various irregularities, in March 1868.
In the palace of Alcinous, for instance, it is noticed that he is vigorous but " marred by many ills " (Od.
The universal tribute of Townshend's colleagues allows him the possession of boundless wit and ready eloquence, set off by perfect melody of intonation, but marred by an unexampled lack of judgment and discretion.
The leaders in the movement were Anthero de Quental and Dr Theophilo Braga, the first a student of German philosophy and poetry, the second a disciple of Comte and author of an epic of humanity, Visao dos tempos, whose immense work in the spheres of poetry, criticism and literary history, marred by contradictions, but abounding in life, cannot be judged at present.
The tour was a resounding success, only marred by one small incident.
Insensitive nursing marred a patient's last hours of life As a second-year nursing student on clinical placement, I witnessed a disturbing incident.
But he is always ingenious, often witty, and nobody has carried farther than he the harmony of diction, sometimes marred by an affectation of symmetry and an excessive use of antithesis.
Pollio was a distinguished orator; his speeches showed ingenuity and care, but were marred by an affected archaism (Quintilian, Inst.
In its action on the slave it marred in a great measure the happy effects of habitual industry by preventing the development of the sense of human dignity which lies at the foundation of morals.
On June 28 (Kosovo Day) the Prince Regent took oath to the new constitution, but the ceremony was marred by an attempt to assassinate him and the premier, by a bomb thrown as they drove back to the palace.
These, under Sir Archibald Hunter and Sir Leslie Rundle, successfully herded Prinsloo with 4000 Free Staters into the Brandwater Basin (July 29) - a very satisfactory result, but one seriously marred by the escape of De Wet, who soon afterwards raided the Western Transvaal and again escaped between converging pursuers under Kitchener, Methuen, SmithDorrien, Ian Hamilton and Baden-Powell.
He rejected the vis medicatrix naturae, pointing out that nature in many cases not only did not help but marred the cure.
No one shows truer courage, not marred by irreverence, in confronting the great problems of human destiny, or greater strength in triumphing over human weakness.
His style, though marred by Latinisms, is clearer than that of his model Thucydides, and his narrative shows the hand of the practised soldier and politician; the language is correct and free from affectation.
Japanese journalistic writing in these early years of Meiji was marred by extreme and pedantic classicism.
Owari abounds in porcelain stone; but it does not occur in constant or particularly simple forms, and as the potters have not yet learned to treat their materials scientifically, their work is often marred by unforeseen difficulties.
Two faults, however, marred the workfirst, the shapes were clumsy and unpleasing, being copied from bronzes whose solidity justified forms unsuited to thin enamelled vessels; secondly, the colors, sombre and somewhat impure, lacked the glow and mellowness that give decorative superiority to the technically inferior Chinese enamels of the later Ming and early Tsing eras.
Every consideration was shown to the Imperial troops and the Imperial civil authorities, who were allowed to vacate their posts without being subjected to force, and the universal rejoicings of a liberated people were happily marred by no scenes of violence.
Unfortunately the chapters on the Roman period are entirely marred by the author's having accepted as genuine Bertram's forgery De Situ Britanniae; but otherwise his opinions on controverted topics are worthy of much respect, being founded on a laborious investigation of all the original authorities that were accessible to him.
Avery's History of Georgia from 185cr to 1881 (New York, 1881), which is marred by prejudice but contains material of value.
The terrace commands a view of the Elbe and the distant heights of Loschwitz and the Weisser Hirsch, but the prospect has of late years become somewhat marred, owing to the extension of the town up the river and to the two new up-stream bridges.
He was without the impulsiveness which marred Conrads great qualities, but he had the same decisive judgment, wide ambition and irresistibli will as his father.
The quieting effect that this drastic action might have had was marred by the fact that certain members of the British parliament called in question the justice of the sentencespassed unanimously by a court of which the best English and the best native judge were members.
His counsels were marred by his reluctance to appeal to arms at the critical moments of action, and by the slenderness of his own resources, but they deserve attention for their broad common sense and spirit of tolerance.
By this time O'Connell had attained a position of great eminence in the House of Commons: as a debater he stood in the very first rank, though he had entered St Stephen's after fifty; and his oratory, massive and strong in argument, although too often scurrilous and coarse, and marred by a bearing in which cringing flattery and rude bullying were strangely blended, made a powerful, if not a pleasing, impression.
His work is marred by the hastiness of his visits and consequent.
In December 1904 Lord Curzon entered upon a second term of office, which was unfortunately marred by a controversy with Lord Kitchener, the commander-in-chief, as to the position of the military member of council.
C. Buell (New York, 1904), marred by numerous errors, and the Life and Times of Andrew Jackson, by A.
The logic of the last quarter of the 19th century may be said to be animated by a spirit of inquiry, marred by a love of paradox and a corresponding hatred of tradition.
marred by Irish republican protests.
He began other accounts of the campaigns of his own age; but they are marred by his having had few trustworthy documents and statistics at hand.
Interested cliques could control the business of the town-meeting in ordinary times, and boisterousness marred its democractic excellence in exciting times.
He soon, however, returned to literary interests, moved towards them by the sudden success of Tennyson; and in 1844 he published a small volume of Poems, which was not without individuality, but marred by inequalities of workmanship. It was widely criticized, both in praise and blame; and Patmore, distressed at its reception, bought up the remainder of the edition and caused it to be destroyed.
He was undoubtedly the most conspicuous champion produced by the old religion in the age of the Reformation, but his great gifts were marred by greater faults.
Warburton was undoubtedly a great man, but his intellect, marred by wilfulness and the passion for paradox, effected no result in any degree adequate to its power.
Their primitive beauty is not marred by any attempt to force them into an historical mould, or disguised beneath an accumulation of the insipid inventions of later times.
The residency was evacuated on the night of the 22nd of November; but the success of the operations was marred by the death of Havelock.
This otherwise perfect climate is slightly marred by the prevalence of the north wind.
insensitive nursing marred a patient's last hours of life As a second-year nursing student on clinical placement, I witnessed a disturbing incident.
Its beauty is somewhat marred by the presence of lead and copper mines, and by the main line of the Dublin & South Eastern railway, on which Ovoca station, midway in the vale, is 424 m.
BianchiGiovini's biography (1836) is greatly marred by digressions, and is inferior in some respects to that by Arabella Georgina Campbell (1869), which is enriched by numerous references to MSS.
When France had grown strong, under Philip Augustus, the house of Plantagenet still retained a broad territory in Gascony and Guienne, and the house of Capet could not but covet the possession of the largest surviving feudal appanage which marred the solidarity of their kingdom.
Frequently they embody materials which would otherwise have perished, but their transcription is, marred by an amount of conscious or unconscious falsification which seriously impairs their value.
His value as a historian is marred by his violent party spirit; some of his historical tracts, such as the Liber de instructione principum and the Vita Galfridi Archiepiscopi Eborecensis, seem to have been designed as political pamphlets.
An appeal then lay to the 19th century pair of transits in 1874 and 1882; but no peremptory decision ensued; observations were marred by the same optical evils as before.
Rawlinson on 1 and 2 Macc. in the Speaker's Commentary 1888 (containing much useful matter, but marred by too frequent inaccuracy); O.
Sadly, the crusades were often marred by unnecessary bloodshed.
marred too much by controversy.
marred by police violence in an attempt to portray the students in a bad light.
marred by sin, in you I'm blessed.
He was transfer listed in march 2000 after a season marred by injury but the £ 3,000 price tag was not realized.
marred only by the fact that Tinker sleeps through most of the action scenes!
The middle of the week was slightly marred by Polly kicking me in the face!
The evening was somewhat marred for me by my journey home.
However, we could have a refreshment stop which was unfortunately marred for some by dreadfully poor service.
Gloria Finch The first quarter of this year has been sadly marred by the deaths of many loyal members of the Cathedral Community.
The year was marred by the sad passing of Brian Bell who was sixty eight.
Although marred by occasional schmaltz, it generally manages to strike a good balance between pathos and lightheartedness.
Many peoples lives are marred by a deprived upbringing.
visage marred and smitten, perhaps beyond recognition.
The band played well but their performance was marred slightly by Kevin's injured wrist (a skiing accident!
imitation of the New Testament practice; and where it is not marred by undue prolixity commends itself to most Christian people as a solemn and impressive service.
When at last they were driven to the Strait they would drift over on rafts or in clumsy shallops; being thereafter left in peace to concentrate their race, then possibly only in an approximately pure state, in the island to which the Dravidians would not take the trouble to follow them, and where they would have centuries in which once more to fix their racial type and emphasize over again those differences, perhaps temporarily marred by crossing, which were found to exist on the arrival of the Whites.
The reign of Philip, though marred by many acts of tyranny and harshness, was politically great.
This is of considerable historical value, but is marred to some extent by the author's dislike for Louis XI.
Copernicus was seized with apoplexy and paralysis towards the close of 1542, and died on the 24th of May 1543, happily unconscious that the fine Epistle, in which he had dedicated his life's work to Paul III., was marred of its effect by an anonymous preface, slipt in by Andreas Osiander (1498-1552), with a view to disarming prejudice by insisting upon the purely hypothetical character of the reasonings it introduced.
The symmetry of the cone is marred by a con vexity on the seaward (S.) side.
Froude's work is often marred by prejudice and incorrect statements.
Lamon, The Life of Abraham Lincoln from his Birth to his Inauguration as President (Boston, 1872), supplemented by Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 (Chicago, 1895), compiled by Dorothy Lamon, valuable for some personal recollections, but tactless, uncritical, and marred by the effort of the writer, who as marshal of the District of Columbia, knew Lincoln intimately, to prove that Lincoln's melancholy was due to his lack of religious belief of the orthodox sort; William H.
Randall (3 vols., New York, 1853), a monumental work, although marred by some special pleading, and sharing Jefferson's implacable opinions of the "Monocrats."
In conclusion, the logic of the last quarter of the 19th century may be said to be animated by a spirit of inquiry, marred by a love of paradox and a corresponding hatred of tradition.
Of Biblical and exegetical works we have a considerable part of Eusebius' Commentaries on the Psalms and on Isaiah, which are monuments of learning, industry and critical acumen, though marred by the use of the allegorical method characteristic of the school of Origen; also a work on the names of places mentioned in Scripture, or the Onomasticon, the only one extant of a number of writings on Old Testament topography; and an epitome and some fragments of a work in two parts on Gospel Questions and Solutions, the first part dealing with the genealogies of Christ given in Matthew and Luke, the second with the apparent discrepancies between the various gospel accounts of the resurrection.
Pre 20th Century History Jamaica has a vivid and painful history, marred since European settlement by an undercurrent of violence and tyranny.
His bleeding shoulders covered by the purple robe, His head crowned with thorns, His visage marred and smitten, perhaps beyond recognition.
The band played well but their performance was marred slightly by Kevin 's injured wrist (a skiing accident !
Simply put, a clean brow area lends the face a fresh, revitalized look that might otherwise be marred by the appearance of unruly brows.
You don't want the photos to be blurry or marred.
It's truly a tragedy to see what selective breeding for the least desirable traits can do to any type of dog, and how it has marred the reputations of a number of very fine dog breeds.
The plant is hardy, but its beauty is often marred by frost and bad weather.
Because of Corian's solid composition, its surface can be renewed if it begins to show wear or has been marred.
The storyline potential and realistic scale of L.A. were marred by the okay graphics, stilted plot, cookie-cutter characters, and laughable dialogue.
You want a smooth finish, not one marred by lumps that make the padding very obvious.
His rugged good looks were marred by a patch on his face from losing his eye during a brawl in the merchant marines.
Usually, these occasions are marred by catastrophe of some sort - even the happiest moments inevitably fall prey to tragedy.
His most recent relationship with former sister-in-law Sharon Newman and subsequent marriage is marred by his involvement with taking her child.
Britney Spears' life has been a roller coaster of successes marred with problems.
The two soon began dating and marred two years later.
It is a manual of "popular mythology as expounded in the etymological and symbolical interpretations of the Stoics" (Sandys), and although marred by many absurd etymologies, abounds in beautiful thoughts (ed.
In the Biblical perspective, man's love is an imperfect analogy, marred by sin, of God's perfect and self-giving love.
Magnificent performances by a majority of the participating athletes were marred in several cases by doubtful and inaccurate judging.
Hakkinen took that victory in an event marred by controversy over team orders.
double crossue and double-crossing at the center of any good international thriller is marred by all the very overt political consciousness.
In the long litany of public relations catastrophes which have marred Labor's good name, there is one common thread.
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