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  • They're intelligent kids — good kids.
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  • This detective stuff comes roaring back after an absence—like bike riding and swimming.
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  • It was a young man's—or woman's—game, although Dean doubted he'd have joined the contest, at least not willingly, even in his careless years.
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  • It was early in the season for the little fellows—they usually stayed outside until the cold weather coaxed them indoors.
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  • You're not a part of this unless I need—confirmation.
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  • You haven't, yet, because protecting me—albeit poorly—is still your duty.
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  • She'd stopped gritting her teeth whenever he called her that and—God help her!—she'd even started responding.
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  • You're inexperienced, innocent — even naive, but you're not immature.
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  • The realization of the fact that the value to France of her colonies was mainly commercial, led at length to the abandonment of the attempt to impose on a great number of diverse peoples—some possessing (as in Indo-China and parts of West Africa) ancient and highly complex civilizations—French laws, habits of mind, tastes and manners.
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  • There is no other instance in Europe of a basin of similar extent equally clearly characterized—the perfectly level character of the plain being as striking as the boldness with which the lower slopes of the mountain ranges begin to rise on each side of it.
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  • This great valley—one of the most considerable on the southern side of the Alps—has attracted special attention, in ancient as well as modern times, from its leading to two of the most frequented passes across the great mountain chain—the Great and the Little St Bernard—the former diverging at Aosta, and crossing the main ridges to the north into the valley of the Rhone, the other following a more westerly direction into Savoy.
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  • The Adige, formed by the junction of two streams—the Etsch or Adige proper and the Eisak, both of which belong to Tirol rather than to Italy—descends as far as Verona, where it enters the great plain, with a course from north to south nearly parallel to the rivers last described, and would seem likely to discharge its waters into those of the Po, but below Legnago it turns eastward and runs parallel to the Po for about 40 m., entering the Adriatic by an independent mouth about 8 m.
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  • The other small streams east of this—of which the most considerable are the Solaro, the Santerno, flowing by Imola, the Lamone by Faenza, the Montone by Forlì, all in Roman times tributaries of the Po—have their outlet in like manner into the Po di Primaro, or by artificial mouths into the Adriatic between Ravenna and Rimini.
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  • The narrow strip of coast-land between the Maritime Alps, the Apennines and the sea—called in ancient times Liguria, and now known as the Riviera of Genoa—is throughout its extent, from Nice to Genoa on the one side, and from Genoa to Spezia on the other, almost wholly mountainous.
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  • The most considerable of them are—the Roja, which rises in the Col di Tenda and descends to Ventimiglia; the Taggia, between San Remo and Oneglia; and the Centa, which enters the sea at Albenga.
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  • They are all of great depth—the Lago Maggiore having an extreme depth of 1198 ft., while that of Como attains to 1365 ft.
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  • It is a great depression—the continuation of the Adriatic Sea—filled up by deposits brought down by the rivers from the mountains.
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  • Unfortunately several of these fertile tracts suffer severely from malaria (q.v.), and especially the great plain adjoining the Gulf of Tarentum, which in the early ages of history was surrounded by a girdle of Greek cities—some of which attained to almost unexampled prosperity—has for centuries past been given up to almost complete desolation.
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  • The inhabitants of the north—the Piedmontese, Lombards and Genoese especially—have suffered less than those of the rest of the peninsula from foreign domination and from the admixture of inferior racial elements, and the cold winter climate prevents the heat of summer from being enervating.
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  • The two separate states—Austria and Hungary—are completely independent of each other, and each has its own parliament and its own government.
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  • Flowing from the Ligurian Apennines, which never attain the limit of perpetual snow, they generally dwindle in summer into insignificant streams. Beginning from the Tanaro, the principal of them are—(1) the Scrivia, a small but rapid stream flowing from the Apennines at the back of Genoa; (2) the Trebbia, a much larger river, though of the same torrent-like character, which rises near Torriglia within 20 m.
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  • The other small streams east of this—of which the most considerable are the Solaro, the Santerno, flowing by Imola, the Lamone by Faenza, the Montone by Forlì, all in Roman times tributaries of the Po—have their outlet in like manner into the Po di Primaro, or by artificial mouths into the Adriatic between Ravenna and Rimini.
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  • Hey, someone has to discover penicillin—it might as well be me.
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  • This book is about that future and what it is going to look like—how it will be a place glorious and spectacular beyond our wildest hopes.
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  • Or, through serendipity, scientists stumbled into things—with those "your chocolate is in my peanut butter" moments.
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  • We will discuss the molecular machines called nanites—tiny, molecular-sized robots that will swim around in your body fighting disease, repairing damage, and alerting you to problems (and will likely dramatically increase the human lifespan).
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  • It turns out that, even when doing what you love, both passion and profit matter—but that particular piece of wisdom came later with age.
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  • But a world without want and without disease, a world with opportunity for all, is a world where getting along—even when we don't see eye to eye—is going to be a good bit easier.
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  • The US is such a diverse country that many of our favorite foods and common everyday words are a result of cultural diffusion—almost without us even realizing it. That's how natural and organic cultural diffusion can be.
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  • There are so many beautiful buildings in Paris—it's one of the most aesthetically gifted places I've ever seen.
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  • BlogThings.com is a site full of fun, short quizzes that will tell you more about yourself—your preferences, your personality, your future, and so on.
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  • Smith Catalyst glasses are designed in a way that promotes clear — not distorted — peripheral vision.
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  • If you frequently skimp on the sunscreen and it's the only swimsuit you plan to wear all summer—think of the tan lines.
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  • In the actual world, a man who attempts to collect the phone numbers of four women in the same bar—at the same time—might not meet the same standard of approval.
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  • One day, while waiting outside for the museum’s auditorium to open, I noticed an older woman—she was probably just in her late 20s or early 30s—sitting on the steps writing something in a notebook.
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  • Like many novice writers, I supported myself with an entry-level job in publishing—book publishing, in my case.
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  • So, I wrote a proposal for a series on American burger joints in London, written by the best possible expert—a young American.
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  • They don’t have to be from major magazines—all they need to do is demonstrate your style and professionalism.
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  • Occasionally, when an editor I work with asks for an article from me that will demonstrably require more work—multiple interviews instead of one, for example—I might be able to bargain for a slightly higher fee.
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  • Is transportation a deterrent to you attending these classes, and if so, what are your transportation alternatives—bus, taxi, shuttle, subway, etc.?
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  • Various classes have different focal points—parenting skills, communication skills, discipline options, etc., so reading the course descriptions once you know which skills you'd like to work on can narrow the field.
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  • In many cases, people no longer receive paper bank statements or bills—everything is handled electronically.
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  • Look for colorful geometrics that really add a pop to any uniform—and that possibly even complement school colors.
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  • Nightgowns for men don't have to be effeminate or sissy, either—they can be practical and warm for layering in extreme conditions.
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  • The selection is ever-changing on eBay, but you may be able to find exactly what you're looking for—for a bargain.
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  • Twitter-Backgrounds.net allows you to browse by category and features the most popular—holiday-inspired, for example--Twitter backgrounds right on the main page.
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  • There aren't a lot of styles to choose from, but as far as colors are concerned, you can choose from navy, light blue, or gray — not the standard white — and a long list of embroidery colors.
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