Thus the lad was gradually initiated into all the minutiae of administration.
Not only is divorce an emotionally-crippling event in most cases, but the intimidating amount of legal minutiae surrounding the event can send even the most intrepid person running for cover.
As a classical scholar, his scorn of littlenesses sometimes led him into the neglect of minutiae, but he had the higher merit of interpreting ideas.
rin17 n'mn This title may have arisen from its dealing more fully with details and minutiae than the biblical work.
To those who have no patience with the minutiae of legislation, the prolix discussions are as irksome as the arguments appear arbitrary.
Not every fan enjoyed the minutiae involved in the foundation of accepted technologies, but Enterprise never forgot its place in the Star Trek timeline.
This time he'd bury Jake Weller in a mountain of minutiae.
were childishly wayward and capriciously autocratic; both were recklessly indifferent to the feelings, convictions and wishes of those around them; both took a passionate interest in the minutiae of military affairs; as Peter had conceived a boundless admiration for Frederick the Great, so Paul conceived a similar admiration for Napoleon, and both suddenly reversed the national policy to suit this feeling; both were singularly blind to the consequences of their foolish conduct; and both fell victims to court conspiracies which could be in some measure justified, or at least excused, on patriotic grounds.
An instinctive respect for minutiae has thus been inculcated, and has gradually extended to all the affairs of life.
Billy H was a great frontman, and their songs were filled with grim, gritty minutiae; proper little kitchen sink dramas.
Even the landscapes within which we play seemed sterile, for all the minutiae of the graphics.
Today, many hundreds of millions of people are thoroughly familiar with all the minutiae of the vampire myth.
During the 8th and 9th centuries the office tended to become more and more exclusively purely administrative, the archdeacon by his visitations relieving the bishop of the minutiae of government and keeping him informed in detail of the condition of his diocese.
No rule can be given for determining with certainty the day on which any given Jewish year begins without entering into the minutiae of their irregular and complicated calendar.
I have observed the minutiae of this constant siege.
It can still be pretty clearly shown in detail that these four codices deviated from one another in points of orthography, in the insertion or omission of a wa (" and ") and such-like minutiae; but these variations nowhere affect the sense.
He looks askance at the minutiae to which habit and social decorum usually blind us, reframing them so they appear ridiculous, shocking.
They included Memoirs of the civil wars after the death of Caesar, used by Suetonius and Plutarch; bucolic poems in Greek; translations of Greek speeches; occasional satirical and erotic verses; essays on the minutiae of grammar.
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