Matter Sentence Examples

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  • As a matter of fact, I think we're on completely different planets.

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  • It was only a matter of days.

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  • The Trinity--the three elements of matter--are sulphur, mercury, and salt.

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  • As a matter of fact, I'm eating rainbow grass.

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  • I don't know what is the matter with me today.

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  • No matter what, you will always, always protect your family first.

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  • The matter was mentioned to the Emperor, an exception made, and Boris transferred into the regiment of Semenov Guards with the rank of cornet.

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  • When he returned to Moscow Pierre was handed a letter from Marya Dmitrievna asking him to come and see her on a matter of great importance relating to Andrew Bolkonski and his betrothed.

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  • We can understand that the matter seemed like that to contemporaries.

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  • Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.

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  • It was not a matter of life but rather of death, as the saying is.

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  • The father and mother did not speak of the matter to their son again, but a few days later the countess sent for Sonya and, with a cruelty neither of them expected, reproached her niece for trying to catch Nicholas and for ingratitude.

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  • Does it matter what I think?

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  • Nicholas dismounted, and with Natasha and Petya, who had ridden up, stopped near the hounds, waiting to see how the matter would end.

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  • But his powers were no longer what they had been, and he was never able to examine sufficiently into the matter.

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  • Papa, I have come on a matter of business.

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  • But what is the matter with you, Count?

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  • Doesn't matter to me.

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  • She wanted to tell him that it didn't matter, but it did.

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  • Granting this is a general truth, it must yet be acknowledged as a special fact, that in fossil birds we have as yet but scanty means of arriving at any precise results which will justify bold generalization in the matter of avine distribution.

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  • This is the one matter in which she disobeys him.

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  • He spent every day and whole days at the Karagins', and every day on thinking the matter over told himself that he would propose tomorrow.

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  • What do they matter to you?

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  • No matter what time of year, there's an outdoor activity to be found, from biking and hiking, fishing and sailing, and cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating.

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  • No matter what, she had to stay with Jonny.

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  • No matter what you think, you can't live without his blood.

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  • No matter what anyone else thought, it was her reality.

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  • He'd always found something wrong, something evil or bad, no matter how small the inclination.

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  • You must take care of kiri no matter what.

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  • If her bond to him was like hers to Gabriel, he'd be able to find her no matter what.

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  • Would it be as strong as hers had been to Gabriel, where she'd ached for him to touch her, no matter how little sense it made?

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  • You did that last night, no matter what you choose to remember.

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  • Darkyn would find her no matter what, but she had the urge to see trees.

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  • She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.

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  • I chose to live, no matter what the consequences.

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  • Should it matter that she was Darkyn's daughter?

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  • What happens then won't matter.

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  • No matter what happened from here on out, neither Darkyn nor Gabriel would ever let them live after this.

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  • Neither of those things would matter when dealing with Xander.

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  • What I want doesn't matter.

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  • One, no matter what you See, you are forbidden from telling the person exactly what it is.

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  • She was pretty sure Damian would find her no matter where she tried to go, but damn them all, she was going home.

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  • Patsy, while incarcerated, still had a say in the matter.

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  • That, and the little matter of a cookie in the oven of love, which seemed to be taking a back seat in her ire.

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  • He's the one who made this an official matter for the sheriff's office.

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  • They lucked out on the matter of inn sitting.

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  • I just had to promise not to discuss the matter and keep an open mind—which I always maintain anyhow.

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  • I figure them bones is another matter.

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  • In his mind, anyone tied to the Dawkins, no matter how obliquely, was fair game.

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  • While Dean could have officially requested Fitzgerald to pursue the matter, his past experience was beginning to teach Dean when to keep his mouth shut.

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  • Nor, for that matter, would have anyone else Dean could think of, Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald included.

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  • It was only a matter of time until someone looked in that theater junk.

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  • My wife and I promised we'd research the matter for her.

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  • We're just trying to find out who might be involved in covering up the matter.

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  • They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."

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  • Perhaps we could arrange to meet and discuss this matter.

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  • Children from the nearby campground drifted sticks and other small floating matter in the stream.

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  • This may be a different matter.

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  • Both men felt the old man had probably killed him, but Westlake's brief disclosure was insufficient to pursue the matter and as both men were dead, there was little incentive to do so.

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  • Dean did feel a pang of regret at not having confronted Joseph Dawkins on one important matter.

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  • Knowing the most powerful creature – one the Dark One himself exiled at one point for his ruthlessness – had taken over Hell was another matter entirely.

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  • No matter how many Deidres were shoved into that perfect little body, she'd never have the control over him she once had.

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  • No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.

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  • Did it matter, if doing as they said cost her Gabriel?

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  • She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.

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  • It can't be helped! said the count, shrugging his shoulders and speaking playfully of a matter that evidently distressed him.

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  • Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.

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  • It didn't matter that he'd been sentenced to Hell by the very people he was now charged with protecting.

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  • No matter what it was, though, you're my mate.

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  • It doesn't matter what color your hair is or what Darkyn did to you.

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  • Maybe Rhyn was right and the past didn't matter so much.

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  • I won't walk away from you, no matter how bad it is, he said softly.

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  • Is it no longer a matter of discretion?

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  • He didn't think it was possible for that to happen twice, but if it were … Would it matter?

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  • As confused as he felt, Gabriel would never let anyone hurt either Deidre, no matter whose mate she was.

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  • He didn't believe Darkyn's mate when she said it didn't matter.

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  • Does it really matter?

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  • Of course, it didn't matter, since he was already angry.

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  • No matter what, you're my mate.

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  • He should be able to find his mate no matter where she was – but couldn't.

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  • Some things never grew boring no matter how often they were repeated.

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  • After that, neither of them would discuss the matter further with her.

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  • What's the matter with him?

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  • It didn't matter who called them as long as the man was put where he could do no more harm.

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  • I just thought... well, it doesn't matter.

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  • Whether it was physiological or psychological didn't matter at this point.

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  • I know I'll enjoy being with my family – no matter where we go.

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  • It didn't matter if she felt the same or if she had someone else.

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  • No matter where the compass pointed, it led him to the correct body.

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  • They argued about marriage for weeks before he finally went silent on the matter.

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  • He always did, no matter what the personal cost.

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  • Watching the sun sink into the ocean, he knew it was only a matter of time before he gave in and accepted it, like Rhyn eventually did Katie.

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  • No matter what, I'll continue to honor my obligations and protect you.

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  • It was just a matter of patience.

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  • No, she wasn't ready for Gabriel yet, no matter how strongly her body responded to his smallest touch.

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  • It doesn't much matter what you want, Kiki replied.

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  • It didn't matter, if she died in a few weeks.

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  • It doesn't matter how I feel.

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  • No matter what he said, she'd heard enough about past-Deidre to understand there was much more to their relationship.

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  • I guess it really doesn't matter.

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  • Did it matter, if she was able to live a full life?

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  • We have one other small matter between us, but" past-Death smiled again "I don't lose.

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  • Did it matter, if he loved her either way?

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  • What should matter to you is that you're going to be the mate of a deity.

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  • He'd find her no matter what, and he wasn't going to be swayed by her neck next time.

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  • No matter what Rhyn would've said, the damage was done.

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  • It doesn't matter, Kris.

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  • In the end, it didn't matter.

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  • It made the clothing unit much less intimidating than Romas's lecture on matter and antimatter and how to store the two successfully without blowing up something.

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  • What did it matter if she decided to leave and went about doing it her own way?

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  • She sighed, resigned to the fact that she would stick out no matter what she wore.

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  • But I don't consider this matter to be closed.

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  • And I thought you had a matter you wished to tell me as well.

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  • The fate of my people will not matter if they do not live through the war!

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  • She was headed to the planet no matter what.

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  • A little late to matter, Kiera said with a shrug.

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  • While Dean felt sorry for the distressed woman, he continued to hope his dearest Cynthia would let the matter rest.

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  • It didn't seem to matter.

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  • No matter what we have to do.

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  • I'm not saying she did try to kill him, but I'm just letting you know I'm with the both of you, all the way, no matter how it comes out.

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  • It's only a matter of time until justice is served.

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  • I been giving that matter a little thought too.

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  • There was one way to settle the matter.

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  • Naw. But it don't matter.

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  • It's no matter if you can't perform.

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  • Then there's the matter of the pen.

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  • Knowing her suicide would put the matter to rest.

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  • But it doesn't really matter does it?

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  • Dean tried to put the matter to final rest.

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  • It doesn't matter what I think.

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  • Well, it doesn't matter.

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  • Connor had gone into the kitchen for a snack and came running, "What's the matter?"

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  • Sarah, what's the matter?

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  • It doesn't matter why, you are alive.

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  • Why did she waste the breath discussing this matter with Katie?

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  • But what did it matter?

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  • It's just a matter of time until she and Bill get married and you know how Bill always liked this place.

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  • It didn't matter, anyway.

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  • And why should it matter to her?

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  • And what did it matter?

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  • Nothing more was said about the matter until a week later when Katie and Bill moved into their new home.

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  • No matter what was going on, she had to protect the keys capable of destroying the world.

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  • But he couldn't let himself do it, no matter how much he wanted her or how willing she was.

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  • No matter what, she had to get the Horsemen to safety.

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  • Would it matter if I were?

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  • No matter what he wanted to say or do, he was stuck with the angel in the forest.

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  • It doesn't matter, Kiki.  I'll do what I'm supposed to.  It's what I've resigned myself to do.

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  • It won't matter if Darkyn gets to Katie first.

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  • What's a matter, Dean?

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  • If the twins had been in the hands of the family for three days, two more wouldn't matter.

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  • Yes, money was a problem and she hadn't any idea how to tackle the matter.

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  • The 'case' is a police matter if it's a case at all.

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  • Dean asked Harrigan to work up his end of the report on the Byrne matter and make a few last minute return phone calls to neighbors, just to dot the I's.

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  • That doesn't matter now.

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  • The Byrne case was closed but in spite of Winston's admonishment, the matter wouldn't leave his mind.

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  • Or maybe it was the intriguing matter of 2.8 million dollars.

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  • Finally, there was a nice, solid brick wall ending speculation on this matter.

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  • Although the heavy rain was holding off, there was a feeling it was only a matter of time before the full fury hit.

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  • Courting a widow was one thing, but harboring a nagging feeling she might not be widowed was quite another matter.

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  • From what you say the odds are high it's only a matter of time until his brother floats in.

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  • The pair finished their burglary report and agreed to try and keep the matter out of the papers in deference to Dean's other police activities.

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  • Dean was sur­prised by the FBI's prompt response to what he'd described to Winston as an unimportant matter.

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  • Riley's comments were simple but moving and made Dean won­der if he were the eulogized party, who would speak so kindly of him—or, for that matter, even attend the memorial.

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  • By Wednesday afternoon the matter was set­tled and the disposition of the case was in the hands of Bobby Witherspoon, the assistant DA, and the juvenile court system.

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  • And don't forget the matter of the bike shoes.

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  • I'm not going to open this up—to anyone— and cause Cynthia Byrne years of doubt on suspicions, no matter how strong our feelings become.

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  • The last three days had slid by without anything unusual tran­spiring, at least on the Jeffrey Byrne matter.

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  • While killings in Philadelphia were fun reading, a murder in Parkside was a far different matter.

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  • The conversations were brief and the trip apparently uneventful, how­ever Dean continued to have second thoughts about allowing Fred to dig into the matter on his own.

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  • They agreed Lenny Harrigan should handle the matter in view of Dean's relationship with Ethel.

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  • While he knew he should report his suspicion of being bugged, he feared having to answer questions about his clandestine work in the Byrne matter.

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  • I can't blow the chance, no matter how slim it is.

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  • He knew the yellow shirted rider was long gone, but strangely, it didn't seem to matter anymore.

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  • No matter what happened to his relationship or hers, there was no going back now.

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  • No matter what he did, the man will swear she led him on.

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  • As a matter of fact, it had been sexual tension then as well.

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  • It doesn't matter what might have been.

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  • If people are going to think bad things about me, it won't matter whether I'm staying here at night or simply going out with him.

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  • He said it didn't matter as long as it was quality and new.

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  • No one had the heart to tell him, and it didn't really matter anyway.

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  • No matter what the doctors say.

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  • Josh couldn't claim he didn't know before he married her – or became involved with her, for that matter.

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  • I'll always love you — no matter what.

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  • What did he think was the matter?

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  • It doesn't matter who planted the seed.

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  • It doesn't matter, honey.

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  • What's the matter, Josh?

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  • Anyway, there was the matter of being able to keep Jonathan.

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  • And what was the matter?

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  • I tried to convince myself it didn't matter, but it does.

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  • Their betrothal was short by White God standards, a matter of six days.

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  • She'd be unable to use her gift against him in a matter of a few days.

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  • Xander was in the gym whenever she was, no matter what time of day or night she went.

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  • It all boils down to a matter of minutes, he'd heard his masters saying.

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  • She'd be in danger no matter what, but he wasn't about to give them the rope they sought to hang her.

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  • Trust your instincts, no matter what, Sofi added.

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  • It's only a matter of time before he finds it now.

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  • I'd never betray you, Darian, no matter what ghosts are in my closet.

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  • Won't matter if I can't get us out of here.

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  • I've chosen the safest route there is, but you're in danger no matter what route you choose.

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  • We must respect their traditions, no matter how offensive they are.

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  • As worried as they were, they were resolved to defending their kingdom, no matter what the price.

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  • No matter what he felt, he couldn't hesitate to execute his plan.

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  • Maybe most were, but there was that percentage – no matter where you went - who were looking for easy victims.

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  • To his way of thinking, Carmen drifted his way most of the time because she either agreed or it didn't matter.

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  • It still didn't matter unless she wanted to please Alex – or Katie.

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  • Somehow I think I'll wind up on the losing side no matter what happens.

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  • Ordinary observation of the landscape shows that there is another part, highly variable from day to day, and due to suspended matter, much of which is fine enough to scatter light of blue quality.

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  • The clergy left the matter to the tsar's own decision.

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  • The slogan of the team is, "Stand fast. No matter what!"

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  • We shall suppose they did it upon great consideration and weighing of the matter, and it would be very strange and very ill if we should disturb and set aside what has been the course for a long series of times and ages."

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  • To give any account, even in outline, of the subject matter of equity within the necessary limits of this article would be impossible.

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  • In the matter of the rhythms, caesuras and elisions which it allows, the metrical treatment is much more severe than that of Catullus, whose elegiacs are comparatively rude and barbarous; but it is not bound hand and foot, like the Ovidian distich, in a formal and conventional system.

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  • It is a matter of regret that Fontana's suggestion was unknown to him.

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  • But the lowness of stature extends to the lower animals - cattle, horses, donkeys, &c. - and this may indicate that climatic causes have some part in the matter also, though Sergi denies this.

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  • In Germany the concessions made to the pope and the reservations maintained by him in the matter of taxes and benefices were deemed excessive, and the prolonged discontent which resulted was one of the causes of the success of the Lutheran Reformation.

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  • The earth, or other planet, does not actually move round the sun; yet it is carried round the sun in the subtle matter of the great vortex, where it lies in equilibrium, - carried like the passenger in a boat, who may cross the sea and yet not rise from his berth.

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  • In truth therefore these attributes do not belong to body at all; and if we go on in the same way testing the received qualities of matter, we shall find that in the last resort we understand nothing by it but extension, with the secondary and derivative characters of divisibility and mobility.

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  • In both these doctrines of a priori science Descartes has not been subverted, but, if anything, corroborated by the results of experimental physics; for the so-called atoms of chemical theory already presuppose, from the Cartesian point of view, certain aggregations of the primitive particles of matter.

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  • We have then to think of a full universe of matter (and matter = extension) divided and figured with endless variety, and set (and kept) in motion by God; and any sort of division, figure and motion will serve the purposes of our supposition as well as another.

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  • This finer matter which collects in the centre of each vortex is the first matter of Descartes - it constitutes the sun or star.

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  • This second matter is atmosphere or firmament, which envelops and revolves around the central accumulation of first matter.

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  • A third form of matter is produced from the original particles.

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  • In doing what he did, Descartes actually exemplified that reduction of the processes of nature to mere transposition of the particles of matter, which in different ways was a leading idea in the minds of Bacon, Hobbes and Gassendi.

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  • It should be added that the modern theory of vortex-atoms (Lord Kelvin's) to explain the constitution of matter has but slight analogy with Cartesian doctrine, and finds a parellel, if anywhere, in a modification of that doctrine by Malebranche.

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  • In such a state of despair and destitution there is no hope for spiritualism, save in God; and Clauberg, Geulincx and Malebranche all take refuge under the shadow of his wings to escape the tyranny of extended matter.

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  • Especially he had written to Pere Mesland, one of the order, to show how the Catholic doctrine of the eucharist might be made compatible with his theories of matter.

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  • In connexion with the problem of universals, he held that the diversity of individuals depends on the quantitative division of matter (materia signata), and in this way he attracted the criticism of the Scotists, who pointed out that this very matter is individual and determinate, and, therefore, itself requires explanation.

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  • In this case too it is associated with radioactive matter, which is almost ubiquitous.

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  • The footless larvae are elongate, worm-like and very active; they feed upon almost any kind of waste animal matter, and when full-grown form a silken cocoon.

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  • There are a number of methods available for adoption in the heating of buildings, but it is a matter of considerable difficulty to suit the method of warming to the class of building to be warmed.

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  • The size of the boiler may be increased or diminished by the addition or subtraction of one or more sections; these, being simple in design, are easily fitted together, and should a section become defective it is a simple matter to insert a new one in its place.

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  • With the success of this undertaking in view it is a matter of wonder that the example set in this instance has not been adopted to a much greater extent elsewhere.

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  • Recent criticism has been far more impartial, and almost too much respect has been paid to his attainments, especially in the matter of metre, though Lydgate himself, with offensive lightheartedness, admits his poor craftsmanship.

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  • The work is a small-sized quarto, containing fiftyseven pages of explanatory matter and ninety pages of tables.

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  • He adds that he has appended it to the Rabdologia, in addition to the promptuary, because he did not wish to bury it in silence nor to publish so small a matter by itself.

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  • The appointment of these would be regarded as a matter of course, and would not seem to call for any special notice in such a narrative as the Acts of the Apostles.

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  • Ecclesiastical affairs were, as a matter of course, wholly under the management of the cantonal and municipal authorities, and Zwingli was content that it should be so.

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  • The delay of the arbitration tribunal in London in giving its decision in the matter of the disputed boundary in Patagonia led to a crop of wild rumours being disseminated, and to a revival of animosity between the two peoples.

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  • The penitenciers agricoles only differ from the maisons centrales in the matter of rgime; there are twoat Castelluccio and at Chiavari (Corsica).

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  • It is found in European streams, and is caught by anglers, being also a favourite in aquariums. The well-known and important industry of "Essence Orientale" and artificial pearls, carried on in France and Germany with the crystalline silvery colouring matter of the bleak, was introduced from China about the middle of the 17th century.

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  • Theoretically, no doubt, this is correct, but the typical members of the two groups are so different from one another that, as a matter of convenience, the retention of the two families seems advisable.

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  • In the last stage (c) the exclusion of the ordinary Levites from all share in the priesthood of the sons of Aaron is looked upon as a matter of course, dating from the institution of priestly worship by Moses.

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  • In other cases the inclusion of documents relating to the temple business, payments of tithes and other dues, salaries to temple officials, and such ceremonies as marriages, &c., which may have demanded the presence of the congregation and were at least partly religious in nature, have been allowed to complicate the matter.

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  • It may further be added that materialism can be shown to be an inadequate philosophy in its attempts to account even for the physical universe, for this is inexplicable without the assumption of mind distinct from, and directive of, matter.

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  • As a matter of fact, they are an alluvial deposit spread out by the same flood waters.

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  • But the Transvaal War of 1899-1902, to which Australia sent 6310 volunteers (principally mounted rifles), and the gradual increase of military sentiment, brought the question more to the front, and more and more attention was given to making Australian defence a matter of local concern.

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  • Another matter which deserves attention was the great drought which culminated in the year 1902.

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  • The other colonies interested were anxious to bring the matter to a speedy termination, and readily agreed to this course of procedure.

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  • Politics, which de Lesseps had always avoided, was his greatest enemy in this matter.

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  • On this matter Philip would brook no opposition.

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  • For the natural realist stands upon the common-sense position that minds and material objects have equally effective existence; while the idealist explains matter by mind and denies that mind can be explained by matter.

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  • The pre-Socratics may be classed as naïve materialists in this sense; though, as at that early period the contrast between matter and spirit had not been' fully realized and matter was credited with properties that belong to life, it is usual to apply the term hylozoism to the earliest stage of Greek metaphysical theory.

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  • Filled with blood, it was natural to regard it as the seat of the blood, and as a matter of fact one-sixth of the entire blood of man is in the liver, while in the case of some animals the proportion is even larger.

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  • The mistake of speaking of the Sakai tribes as practically identical with the Semang or Pangan has very frequently been made, but as a matter of fact the two races are absolutely distinct from one another.

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  • Its matter is olive oil, blessed by a bishop. It shall not be given except to a sick person whose death is apprehended.

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  • Many of the ancient oaks that remain in England may date from Saxon times, and some perhaps from an earlier period; the growth of trees after the trunk has become hollow is extremely slow, and the age of such venerable giants only matter of vague surmise.

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  • Every operation in which mind and matter are both concerned is an effect of neither, but the direct act of God.

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  • Since it is impossible for us to make any alteration in the world of matter, all we can do is to submit.

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  • The extraction (as is the case with all the rare earths) is a matter of great difficulty.

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  • The terrigenous deposits consist of blue muds, red muds (abundant along the coast of Brazil, where the amount of organic matter present is insufficient to reduce the iron in the matter brought down by the great rivers to produce blue muds), green muds and sands, and volcanic and coral detritus.

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  • The matter was settled by the Papal Legate, Simon de Brion, afterwards Pope Martin IV.

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  • It was well known during the middle ages, and was largely used by William, archbishop of Tyre, for the first six books of his Belli sacri historic. In modern times its historical value has been seriously impugned, but the verdict of the best scholarship seems to be that in general it forms a true record of the events of the first crusade, although containing some legendary matter.

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  • Herodotus mentions the temple dedicated to "Perseus" and asserts that Chemmis was remarkable for the celebration of games in honour of that hero, after the manner of the Greeks, at which prizes were given; as a matter of fact some representations are known of Nubians and people of Puoni (Somalic coast) clambering up poles before the god Min.

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  • The great advantage of the tube anemometer lies in the fact that the exposed part can be mounted on a high pole, and requires no oiling or attention for years; and the registering part can be placed in any convenient position, no matter how far from the external part.

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  • If we raise i lb of matter through a foot we do a certain amount of work against the earth's attraction; if we raise 2 lb through the same height we do twice this amount of work, and so on.

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  • The conception of work and of energy was originally derived from observation of purely mechanical phenomena, that is to say, phenomena in which the relative positions and motions of visible portions of matter were all that were taken into consideration.

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  • Francis Bacon expressed his conviction that heat consists of a kind of motion or "brisk agitation" of the particles of matter.

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  • This shows that the principle of the dissipation of energy has control over the actions of those agents only whose faculties are too gross to enable them to grapple individually with the minute portions of matter which are the seat of energy.

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  • The complainer entirely overlooks the fact that this is the kind of music in which such a phrase will certainly be heard again before we have time to forget it; and as a matter of fact the strings promptly repeat it fortissimo in a position which nothing can overpower.

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  • The movement was especially strong in the diocese of Liege, and when Julienne, prioress of Mont-Cornillon near Liege (1222-1258), had a vision in which the need for the establishment of a festival in honour of the Sacrament was revealed to her, the matter was taken up with enthusiasm by the clergy, and in 1246 Robert de Torote, bishop of Liege, instituted such a festival for his diocese.

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  • If he was hard and exacting in the matter of taxes, he spent them in the defence and improvement of his dominions, not in idle show or luxury.

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  • This was matter of contract, and the hirer, who usually paid in advance, might demand a guarantee to fulfil the engagement.

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  • From the continuous records of slack and strain combined with the weight of the cable it is a simple matter to calculate and plot the depths along the whole route of the cable as actually laid.

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  • All interruptions are not so costly, for in shallower waters, with favourable conditions of weather, a repair may be only a matter of a few hours, and it is in such waters that the majority of breaks occur, but still a large reserve fund must be laid aside for this purpose.

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  • Its intricacy lies in the character of the documents before us - religious formularies consisting partly of matter established in usage long before they were written down in their present shape, partly of additions made at the time of writing.

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  • It has been proved that the secretion contains a digestive ferment capable of rendering proteid matter soluble.

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  • It is thus a matter of difficulty to provide trucki for a stidden emergency, e.g.

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  • Printed matter is 2c. (Id.) per 50 grammes (s3/4 oz.).

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  • In reply the pope prepared a bull of excommunication against those who should infringe the prerogatives of the Holy See in this matter.

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  • As in 1869-1870, it therefore became a matter of the highest importance for Austria to retain full disposal of all her troops by assuring herself against Italian aggression.

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  • In 1901-1902 the social economic condition of Italy was a matter of grave concern.

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  • An embassy, with the earl of Wiltshire at its head, was despatched to Rome in 1530, that " the matter of the divorce should be disputed and ventilated," and Cranmer was an important member of it.

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  • Now, in considering the body of writings connected with this Veda, we are at once confronted by the fact that there are two different schools, an older and a younger one, in which the traditional body of ritualistic matter has been treated in a very different way.

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  • In other words there must be doctrines regarding matter and mind, the world and the self, as well as regarding that Absolute Being who is believed to exist behind both, revealing Himself through them.

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  • They spoke of " natural realism " and a " natural dualism " of mind and matter (reinstating here the element which Berkeley had struck out).

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  • If we answer " Yes " to that question, we pass on from intuitionalism to idealism - an idealism not on the lines of Berkeley (matter does not exist) but of Plato (things A obey an ascertainable rational necessity).

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  • But is it really a matter of faith that two and two make four?

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  • Hegel offers a supposed proof that Time and Space, Matter, Nature, are ascertainable and definable 2 This is Kant's positive refutation of Hume's scepticism.

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  • Intuitionalism supposes that there are two realms - of necessity and freedom, of nature and will, of matter and mind; contiguous, independent, yet interacting - dualism.

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  • Idealism in one way or other supposes that mind is more real than matter.

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  • Matter was a potentially recalcitrant element.

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  • Hence there are tendencies even in Plato to build up the ideal world in sharp contrast to the actual world - to the half interpenetrated or half tamed world of matter.

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  • The threatened dualism of ideal and material becomes for Aristotle mainly a contrast of matter and form; the lower stage in development desires or aims at the higher, matter more and more tending to pass into form, till God is form without any matter.

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  • One may regard him as an idealist, though Scottish intuitionalism - especially in the writings of Professor John Veitch - has claimed him for its own; and indeed Descartes's two substances of active mind and passive extended matter are very much akin to " Natural Dualism."

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  • Locke had treated ideas as testifying, to the existence of matter.

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  • Yet it is a very grave question whether the idea of God's moral government admits of being argued as pure matter of fact.

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  • Might one suggest that organisms seem at least to be a working up of inorganic matter for new ends, viz.

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  • MacTaggart; Lotze's immediate convictions are matter of interest to a biographer but to no one else.

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  • There must be a God, who could compel irrational matter to serve rational ends - so ran the old argument.

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  • Wolff's list is of some historical importance - atheism, deism (a God without care for men) and naturalism (denial of supernatural revelation); anthropomorphism (assigning a human body to God); materialism, and idealism (non-existence of matter); paganism (polytheism); Manichaeism, Spinozism, Epicureanism.

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  • The document itself provided for an elected committee of twenty-five barons, whose duty was to compel John, by force if necessary, to keep his promises; but this was evidently regarded as insufficient, and the matter was dealt with in a supplementary treaty (Conventio facia inter regem Angliae et barones ejusdum regni).

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  • This was refused, and although some of the bishops entered a mild protest, the question was allowed to drop. Regarding another matter also, the extent of the royal forests, the prelates made a protest.

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  • On the present occasion it was evidently regarded as quite a formal and introductory matter, and the same remark applies to the general grant of liberties to all freemen and their heirs, with which the chapter concludes.

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  • A ward must be allowed a reasonable liberty in the matter of marriage.

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  • Having thus disposed of this matter, the grievances of the barons are again considered, the vexed question of scutage being dealt with.

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  • In dealing with this matter the Articles of the Barons had declared that aids and tallages must not be taken from the citizens of London and of other places without the consent of the council.

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  • This custom, which owes its origin to Henry II., meant a loss of revenue to the lords, whose victory in this matter, however, was a step backwards.

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  • In the event of this not being granted within forty days the matter is to be referred to the twenty-five, who are empowered to seize the lands and property of the king, or to obtain justice in any other way possible.

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  • As a matter of fact this statement is only true with large limitations.

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  • In the modern doctrine of evolution the cosmic system appears as a natural product of elementary matter and its laws.

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  • This substance is endowed with a generative or transmutative force by virtue of which it passes into a succession of forms. They thus resemble modern evolutionists, since they regard the world with its infinite variety of forms as issuing from a simple mode of matter.

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  • In conclusion, it is noteworthy that though resorting to utterly fanciful hypotheses respecting the order of the development of the world, Anaximander agrees with modern evolutionists in conceiving the heavenly bodies as arising out of an aggregation of diffused matter, and in assigning to organic life an origin in the inorganic materials of the primitive earth (pristine mud).

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  • It is noteworthy that he sought to establish the identity of organic and inorganic matter by help of the facts of vegetal and animal nutrition.

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  • Empedocles took an important step in the direction of modern conceptions of physical evolution by teaching that all things arise, not by transformations of some primitive form of matter, but by various combinations of a number of permanent elements.

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  • Aristotle's distinction of form and matter, and his conception of becoming as a transition from actuality to potentiality, provides a new ontological way of conceiving the process of material and organic evolution.'

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  • All parts of matter have an inward plastic life whereby they can fashion themselves to the best advantage, according to their capability, though not with consciousness.

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  • So, too, mind consists but of extremely fine particles of matter, and dissolves into air when the body dies.

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  • The common idea of the origin of things is that of an absolute creation of matter and mind alike.

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  • At the same time all forms, including the higher intelligible ones, are said to have their existence only in matter.

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  • Matter is the one universal substance, body and mind being merely specifications of this.

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  • Thus Avicebron approaches, as Salomon Munk observes,' a pantheistic conception of the world, though he distinctly denies both matter and form to God.

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  • This matter is differentiated into particular things (which are not privations but perfections) through the addition of an individualizing principle (haecceitas) to the universal (quidditas).

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  • The whole world is represented by the figure of a tree, of which the seeds and roots are the first indeterminate matter, the leaves the accidents, the twigs and branches corruptible creatures, the blossoms the rational soul, and the fruit pure spirits or angels.

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  • By this writer the world is explained as a product of three principles - dead matter, and two active forces, heat and cold.

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  • Matter and form are here identified, and the evolution of the world is presented as the unfolding of the world-spirit to its perfect forms according to the plastic substratum (matter) which is but one of its sides.

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  • This process of change is conceived as a transformation, in appearance only, of the real unchanging substance (matter and form).

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  • All parts of matter are capable of developing into all forms; thus the materials of the table and chair may under proper circumstances be developed to the life of the plant or of the animal.

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  • In the philosophy of Descartes we meet with a dualism of mind and matter which does not easily lend itself to the conception of evolution.

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  • To Locke the universe is the result of a direct act of creation, even matter being limited in duration and created.

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  • He repeatedly insists on the impossibility of senseless matter putting on sense.'

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  • Thus he suggests that man has not eyes of a microscopic delicacy, because he would receive no great advantage from such acute organs, since though adding indefinitely to his speculative knowledge of the physical world they would 1 Yet he leaves open the question whether the Deity has annexed thought to matter as a faculty, or whether it rests on a distinct spiritual principle.

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  • Later on he develops the materialistic view of Epicurus, only modifying it so far as to conceive of matter as finite.

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  • He left open the question whether the capability of sensation belongs to all matter, or is confined to the combinations of certain materials.

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  • All material things are assimilated to one another as organic, the vitalizing principle being inherent in all matter.

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  • For the world as a whole, however, he postulated a beginning in time (whence his use of the word creation), and further supposed that the impulse of organization which was conveyed to chaotic matter by the Creator issued from a central point in the infinite space spreading gradually outwards.

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  • All these processes are regarded as a series of manifestations of a vital principle in higher and higher forms. Oken, again, who carries Schelling's ideas into the region of biological science, seeks to reconstruct the gradual evolution of the material world out of original matter, which is the first immediate appearance of God, or the absolute.

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  • According to this writer, existence is nothing but a becoming, and matter is simply the momentary product of the process of becoming, while force is this process constantly revealing itself in these products.

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  • There are three stadia, or moments, in this process of nature - (i) the mechanical moment, or matter devoid of individuality; (2) the physical moment, or matter which has particularized itself in bodies - the solar system; and (3) the organic moment, or organic beings, beginning with the geological organism - or the mineral kingdom, plants and animals.

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