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  • Perhaps it was a foolish thing to do.
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  • Perhaps we could help you to work it out.
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  • But perhaps they may do it!
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  • Perhaps he will do well with you.
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  • Perhaps I'll move further east and see if the plucking is better when the weather is cooler.
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  • Perhaps it's enough to put me to sleep.
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  • They say he is hunting in the woods, and perhaps will ride out this way.
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  • Perhaps it was the result of long association with the blind.
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  • Perhaps I should secure some company for my lonely hours, once I travel.
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  • Perhaps you did not like it?
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  • Perhaps I should shed a few pounds.
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  • Perhaps the soldiers had given up their plan.
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  • One man, perhaps, if he has got enough, will be satisfied to sit all day with his back to the fire and his belly to the table, by George!
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  • Perhaps I can make other arrangements.
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  • Now I am as happy as the little birds, because I can speak and perhaps I shall sing too.
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  • By doing this, we will come to understand those conditions better and perhaps prevent them.
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  • What about her feelings for him – perhaps gratitude?
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  • Or perhaps the system won't ask you.
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  • Perhaps people would be better in a great many ways, for they could not fight as they do now.
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  • Perhaps it requires musical ability or style or sassiness.
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  • So these doctors were perhaps just as brilliant as those who have come since.
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  • We would perform this chore one after the other for a total of perhaps fifteen minutes.
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  • Perhaps the time was wrong.
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  • Perhaps the wolf was waiting to spring upon him.
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  • Though what she said was quite just, perhaps for that very reason no one replied, and the four simply looked at one another.
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  • Perhaps I was being unfair but everything we'd been able to do was close to ending with a sad whimper, due to the greed of this woman.
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  • Then, perhaps, my own thoughts and experiences will come to the surface.
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  • Perhaps being forthright was the best course of action.
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  • Perhaps we may see that wolf among the trees.
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  • But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
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  • Again, perhaps, Nature will try, with me for a first settler, and my house raised last spring to be the oldest in the hamlet.
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  • Perhaps this is only a rumor.
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  • Perhaps your mind remembered something you read?
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  • Perhaps in time when she feels more secure she'll open up.
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  • Perhaps they both were human after all.
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  • It was written out of my heart, and perhaps that is why it met a sympathetic response in other hearts.
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  • Perhaps these questions are entertained only in youth, as most believe of poetry.
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  • He is perhaps the sanest man and has the fewest crotchets of any I chance to know; the same yesterday and tomorrow.
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  • Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.
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  • But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.
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  • There were still people in it, perhaps a fiftieth part of its former inhabitants had remained, but it was empty.
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  • Perhaps it's the state of affairs?
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  • But perhaps it's music of my own.
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  • Perhaps his offer of help was born of guilt.
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  • Perhaps that was the answer.
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  • On the flight down to Washington a strange and perhaps unfair thought hit me.
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  • You think perhaps the FBI is behind it?
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  • An investigator, pledging himself to no beliefs - even perhaps one who definitely disbelieves and rejects theism - may yet interest himself in tracking out the psychology of religion.
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  • Perhaps I shall hear a solitary loon laugh as he dives and plumes himself, or shall see a lonely fisher in his boat, like a floating leaf, beholding his form reflected in the waves, where lately a hundred men securely labored.
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  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
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  • You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse.
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  • Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
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  • Perhaps I ought not to have spoken before them, but I am not a diplomatist.
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  • The handsome open face of the man who might perhaps be her husband absorbed all her attention.
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  • Perhaps I might have done the same!... thought Princess Mary.
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  • My wife--as she once was--did not struggle, and perhaps she was right.
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  • You will perhaps also see in your further initiation a like method of enlightenment.
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  • You behaved as becomes a man who values his honor, perhaps too hastily, but we won't go into that.
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  • Perhaps I'll come and sit with you at supper.
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  • Perhaps you will go and live with him too? he added, turning to Princess Mary.
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  • But perhaps he'll come today, will come immediately.
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  • Perhaps he has come and is sitting in the drawing room.
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  • Perhaps he came yesterday and I have forgotten it.
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  • Perhaps all is over between me and Bolkonski.
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  • Perhaps I may prove useful to your Serene Highness.
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  • Perhaps you have heard of that affair with the proclamation.
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  • Perhaps even kill for it!
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  • Perhaps they'll be something to my liking down the coast along the beach before I get seriously involved in necessary business.
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  • Let them all be pissed off at me; perhaps that would bring them closer together against a common enemy.
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  • Frank led me down a long corridor to a large conference room filled with perhaps thirty intent individuals, standing and sitting, some taking notes, others with few buried faces in computer screens.
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  • Perhaps you have the wrong number?
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  • Perhaps we didn't go far enough.
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  • For a moment he was certain the familiar voice of a woman was a memory, perhaps brought on by standing in Deidre's apartment.
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  • I'm sure she believed, perhaps rightly so, she couldn't just leave him.
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  • Perhaps that's what she did.
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  • Perhaps Edith wasn't involved at all.
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  • Perhaps he shifted men?
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  • Some of us perhaps might do without it, provided only that others held it fast.
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  • The Florentine mosaics are perhaps better known abroad; they are composed of larger pieces than the Roman.
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  • This is perhaps the best that can be said of a king who incarnated the stolid absolutism of the period.
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  • Though perhaps less desperate than during the previous decade, the condition of Italian finance was precarious indeed.
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  • Meanwhile Cranmer was actively carrying out the policy which has associated his name more closely, perhaps, than that of any other ecclesiastic with the Reformation in England.
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  • Perhaps it is even indispensable as a preliminary statement.
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  • Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man.
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  • Many other substitutes might, perhaps, be found.
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  • Perhaps the blue color of water and ice is due to the light and air they contain, and the most transparent is the bluest.
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  • In the silicious matter which the water deposits is perhaps the bony system, and in the still finer soil and organic matter the fleshy fibre or cellular tissue.
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  • Perhaps the red spot was a fire, or it might be the eye of an enormous monster.
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  • Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
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  • Perhaps something that happened to Howie in there and his past is resurrecting these visions!
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  • No, but perhaps I can help.
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  • I closed my eyes and perhaps nodded off but when I opened them, Martha was standing there, without her robe, in only a sheer nightgown.
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  • After a solid hour of the child crying, I wondered if the mother read about the abandoned child, perhaps with a fleeting hint of sympathy.
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  • Perhaps it was a resurgence of his forgotten priestly training but for the first time, Howie was more lucid than I.
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  • Perhaps I'll utilize my secure room beneath the barn for the daughter while I interview the mother alone.
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  • Perhaps most were unsuccessful but the settings were never the less still recorded.
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  • She doesn't realize her time on this earth is ebbing to a close, perhaps only minutes from now after she answers my questions.
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  • Perhaps, just perhaps, I thought, I could somehow use this information to my advantage.
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  • We had been there perhaps an hour when we heard him return.
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  • A young man cowers and cries, perhaps in memory long after his sister is gone.
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  • She felt the truth in his words, perhaps because their souls had touched when they first met the day before.
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  • The Other didn't notice him, perhaps because of the strange issues affecting magic.
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  • It struck her that he was baiting her, perhaps for that reason.
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  • Darkyn himself had shown some signs of being affected by her, perhaps not as much as she liked, but more than she ever expected.
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  • The party meal was a bust, with everyone aware that the next dinner would be absent one of their number, perhaps for good.
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  • Perhaps he's so upset over Martha's leaving that he can't concentrate on anything else.
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  • Perhaps we should prod him to tell us.
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  • Joseph, smiling for the first time in Dean's memory, said he and Ginger planned to walk about town and perhaps hike up to the nearby Box Canyon waterfall.
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  • Perhaps this god-awful crawl in here wasn't for naught after all.
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  • Or, more intriguingly, perhaps one of the auction's bargain foot lockers contained the remains of the actual skeleton!
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  • Or perhaps the theater props were kept somewhere just before the auction— after they were hauled out of the storage quarters.
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  • Perhaps the meeting wasn't serendipitous at all.
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  • If computers are so popular, perhaps we should consider buying one for the use of our guests.
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  • Perhaps you'd better speak to him.
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  • Perhaps the prior sheriff thought that sort of little joke is funny.
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  • If Seymour wants a job at Bird Song cleaning out toilets, perhaps when he loses this election, he should come by.
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  • Perhaps the weekend respite from the jury box had lessened Fred's apprehension.
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  • Perhaps it is time to visit Ms Larkin again.
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  • Perhaps we're too nice to take him on at his own level.
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  • Paul was about to fire him, and perhaps more.
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  • Perhaps the body is much younger—only ten or twenty or thirty years old.
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  • Perhaps we could arrange to meet and discuss this matter.
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  • Perhaps if they learned further details from Martha in the morning that would help.
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  • There was a sound, perhaps a foot fall, not behind them, but ahead.
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  • And he loved Billy, perhaps enough to kill the man he thought caused Billy's death.
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  • Perhaps it's best we never do know the truth.
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  • Perhaps the other body hadn't been salvageable.
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  • Perhaps you belong in Hell, not her.
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  • Perhaps when she lost her soul at the end of the week or maybe, if she could help him recover his underworld, she'd tell Gabriel then.
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  • Perhaps it was the knowledge they were safe because of her.
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  • Perhaps he would like me to stay in Houston.
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  • Perhaps I'm the dead weight in this relationship.
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  • Perhaps the day he realized what he'd done was irreparable, and he was going to lose her twice.
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  • Then perhaps you'll agree to let me try for my own edification?
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  • Perhaps he feared getting close to her if she was going to die in a few months, seeing as how past-Deidre crushed his heart, too.
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  • Perhaps, if Romas kept the spiders away and Evelyn could make the days pass quickly, she might survive her visit.
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  • Perhaps the brief stay on the craft would help her adjust.
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  • Talal paused in an open doorway leading to a large, green field behind the dwelling occupied by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of warriors organized into sparring groups of four and five.
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  • It was the sound of something falling, a chair perhaps, that startled him in his winter sleep.
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  • Perhaps I can get the smell out of that old dress.
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  • Perhaps we should charge her for a double room when Belfair shows up.
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  • All I can think of is perhaps she sent her clothes out to a laundry and didn't want them mixed up.
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  • Perhaps being out here in the mountains would take your mind off all the troubles you're having.
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  • At the very least, perhaps they might be able to direct her to the help she so obviously needed.
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  • The long flannel nightgown, while perhaps frumpy in someone's eyes, was perfect for the time and season.
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  • Perhaps it will give Edith enough time to go to the authorities and force him to stay away.
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  • Perhaps if I pretend Jerome doesn't exist, he really won't!
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  • Perhaps staying here a few days will help me to get my mind in order.
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  • But perhaps you should contact an attorney.
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  • Perhaps I'm being unfair.
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  • Perhaps we should pay Annie Quincy's ghost a commission!
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  • She added, Perhaps I'll find one of those clocks that just flashes lights!
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  • The small undated photo was quite dark but showed a couple, perhaps in their thirties, standing before a church window.
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  • Here we are, in this lovely parlor, just where Annie must have stood, perhaps when Rev. Martin proposed to her!
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  • If we keep saying that enough times, perhaps we'll believe it.
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  • Perhaps my sister borrowed it.
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  • I gaze from my window to the hill as I watch the warm glow from his home and pray he perhaps is thinking of me as I am thinking of him.
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  • Perhaps there was an earlier Mrs. Martin who died?
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  • Perhaps they interviewed some of the girls.
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  • Perhaps that's one of the reasons the good reverend was attracted to her.
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  • Perhaps Martha could take him.
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  • Perhaps she just moved some of the items around.
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  • Perhaps we should talk to Janet, too.
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  • Perhaps it was the blonde hair in the comb.
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  • I'd guess she left home quite young, perhaps as a mid-teenager, with little or no dough.
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  • But perhaps this one afternoon when they were out here together, just like we are, alone in the world, it was different.
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  • Perhaps Fred could help you.
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  • A typical year saw four hundred inches of snow fall atop Red Mountain, a hundred and seventy-five inches in Ouray, and perhaps a foot in Montrose, all within fifty miles.
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  • Perhaps I too will join her, before the lilacs and forsythia give color to this white and lonely landscape.
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  • A half-burned candle sat in a dish on the bureau, perhaps signs of Edith's fascination with the last century.
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  • They spoke for a few moments and she promised to call again in the evening when, perhaps, she'd have more information.
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  • Yes, Shipton whispered the name Dean to Jake Weller, but perhaps he didn't mean David Dean!
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  • Was she perhaps, as he had speculated, covering for young Donnie Ryland?
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  • Perhaps, he thought, we are all owed contemplation of our actions, as a parting gift to those who succeed us so they might somehow learn from our deeds and mistakes.
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  • He could picture her climbing onto the velvet chair, perhaps even smiling, before kicking it away, and waiting the few agonizing moments until death set her free.
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  • If it was Bird Song where Annie lived, perhaps the scratched window pane is still here!
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  • Perhaps not real 'ghosts' but things we don't understand—some essence of what occurred there.
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  • Perhaps they're together now.
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  • Perhaps Edith transcribed the last few pages herself.
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  • However, he was even less inclined to leave Cynthia, perhaps alone, if Shipton were to come by for the stored belongings.
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  • Dean jogged up the hill to ice park, hoping to find Penny and Mick, and perhaps Donald Ryland, before confronting Jerome Shipton.
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  • I wouldn't be surprised he used them to mop up something, blood perhaps.
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  • Then he added, "Or, perhaps he used it, to stuff it in her mouth and silence her while he choked her to death."
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  • I just want a little more time to bask in the beauty that perhaps I'm carrying a life.
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  • Perhaps we should endeavor to approach our problem together.
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  • I do not know how many around the world, hundreds, perhaps thousands.
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  • Do you think maybe we could start over, with a more civil tone perhaps?
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  • Perhaps we have some about werewolves.
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  • He wondered if perhaps she was ignoring it and didn't want to see him.
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  • Perhaps when it came to Elisabeth, there existed a higher standard.
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  • Perhaps for you, but do you honestly think it is for Elisabeth?
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  • Perhaps you'd like to come to Fairhaven tomorrow for dinner?
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  • As the family climbed the stairs with Sarah, Jackson said, "I can take care of this, perhaps you should see to a drink of a different kind for yourself."
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  • Perhaps I could go for the festivities then come back here before the full moon.
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  • Perhaps. Though I will say, I haven't yet made my final determination.  He has a test he must pass.
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  • Perhaps this had been the evil of which Death spoke.
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  • He felt strangely sorry for her, suddenly left alone by death, or perhaps duplicity.
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  • His mind pictured Cynthia Byrne, perhaps awake and alone with her grief, listening to Mother Nature's fury.
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  • Perhaps if you just sign it....
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  • Perhaps Byrne was afraid someone would connect him to the theft, a fear that would be eliminated by his "death"—a fear that was turning out to be well founded.
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  • Perhaps it was just Dean's unsatisfied Thursday night urge for female companionship, but he found he wanted very badly to see Cynthia Byrne.
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  • The voice sounded nervous to Dean, and perhaps disguised.
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  • Perhaps that was the problem.
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  • Perhaps you need some motivation to do what you should.
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  • Perhaps. However, the rule stands.
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  • Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of white tents were neatly aligned outside the wall.
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  • Perhaps, as Hilden believed, he began plotting long before her father's death.
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  • Perhaps I was wrong to make such decisions for you only because you live in my house.
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  • Perhaps I am the cause of this.
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  • Perhaps it was fatigue from the long journey.
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  • Perhaps that was why she found him so attractive.
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  • Perhaps Dad had sworn him to silence.
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  • Many of them, however, are of considerable architectural importance and the revival of the Renaissance style is perhaps illustrated nowhere better than in Stuttgart.
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  • It was therefore a necessity of his nature, perhaps unconsciously, always to drive things to a crisis.
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  • Over two hundred editions followed, of which perhaps the best is the one published in Paris in 1644.
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  • Perhaps the best data for a comparison are those afforded by the varying brightness of stars at different altitudes.
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  • Stevenson was a fellow of Christ's College from 1559 to 1561, and is perhaps to be identified with a William Stevenson who was a fellow from 1551 to 1554.
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  • Alexius' "evil designs" were still in fore conscientiae, and had not been, perhaps never would be, translated into practice.
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  • In fact, five scholars and perhaps one commoner left Winchester for Eton in 1443, probably in July, just before the election.
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  • In the East all such traits are exaggerated, a result perhaps rather of the statecraft than of the religions of Egypt and Persia.
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  • In Roman times Sardinia, relatively somewhat more prosperous than at present, though not perhaps greatly different as regards its products, was especially noted as a grain-producing country.
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  • The majority perhaps of the nuraghi of Sardinia present this simple type; but a very large number, and, among them, those best preserved, have considerable additions.
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  • They are distributed over the whole island, but are perhaps most frequent towards the centre and in the Nurra.
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  • He rebuilt the cathedral of his see, and may perhaps have commissioned the unknown artist of the celebrated Bayeux tapestry.
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  • A breach with pope Julius followed, and at this time Maximilian appears to have entertained, perhaps quite seriously, the idea of seating himself in the chair of St Peter.
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  • Vulcan was the most important - perhaps in early times the only - deity worshipped at Ostia, and the priesthood of Vulcan was held sometimes by Roman senators.
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  • The archons and members of the boule, who certainly received remuneration in 411, and also some minor magistrates, were perhaps paid for the first time by Pericles.
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  • His dying boast, that "no Athenian had put on mourning through his doing," perhaps refers to his forbearance towards his political rivals, whom he refused to ruin by prosecution.
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  • The South African sub-region has a flora richer perhaps in number of species than any other; and these are often extremely local ant restricted in area.
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  • Either as a concession to the senate, or perhaps with the idea of improving public morality, Decius endeavoured to revive the separate office and authority of the censor.
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  • The rules for composition there laid down are, perhaps, somewhat pedantic. His philosophical writings were La Morale d'Epicure tiree de ses propres ecrits (1758), and the Histoire des causes premieres (1769).
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  • From the point of view of the economy of the globe this classification by species is perhaps less important than that by mode of life and physiological character in accordance with environment.
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  • Many birds possess a more or less well developed cross-joint in front of the frontals and lacrymals, perhaps best developed in Anseres and Psittaci.
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  • Phororhacos, the most extraordinary of all, belongs to the Gruiformes, perhaps also Pelecyornis and Liornis.
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  • Besides these, three or perhaps four groups, though widely distributed throughout the world, arrive in the Australian region at their culmination, presenting an abundance of most varied forms. These are the weaver-birds (Ploceidae), and the moreporks (Podargidae), but especially the kingfishers (Alcedinidae) and the pigeons (Columbidae), the species belonging to the two last obtaining in this region a degree of prominence and beauty which is elsewhere unequalled.
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  • In all, there is a wonderful amount of specialization, though perhaps in a very straight line from generalized forms; but the affinity to Australian or Polynesian types is in many cases clearly traceable, and it cannot be supposed but that these last are of cognate origin with those of New Zealand.
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  • If we take the number of Nearctic species at 700, which is perhaps an exaggeration, and that of the Palaearctic at 850, we find that, exclusive of stragglers, there are about 120 common to the two areas.
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  • The most important were the Ulai or Eulaeus (Kuran) with its tributary the Pasitigris, the Choaspes (Kerkhah), the Coprates (river of Diz called in the inscriptions), the Hedyphon or Hedypnus (Jerrahi), and the Croatis (Hindyan), besides the monumental Surappi and Ukni, perhaps to be identified with the Hedyphon and Oroatis, which fell into the sea in the marshy region at the mouth of the Tigris.
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  • Perhaps his best book is the Interpretatio in Librum Psalmorum (1523), and he is also remembered as having helped Luther in his translation of the Bible.
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  • Of this we may perhaps roughly' distinguish a higher and a lower type, according as there is either complete confidence in the divine benevolence and justice, or a disposition to suppose a certain arbitrariness or at any rate conditionality to attach to the granting of requests.
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  • He travelled in Italy, and perhaps in Greece also, collecting antique statues, reliefs, vases, &c., forming the largest collection then extant of such works, making drawings from them himself, and throwing open his stores for others to study from, and then undertaking works on commission for which his pupils no less than himself were" made available.
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  • The Marquis Lodovico Gonzaga of Mantua had for some time been pressing Mantegna to enter his service; and the following year, 1460, was perhaps the one in which he actually established himself at the Mantuan court, residing at first from time to time at Goito, but, from December 1466 onwards, with his family in Mantua itself.
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  • Perhaps the aged master and connoisseur regarded as barely less trying the hard necessity of parting with a beloved antique bust of Faustina.
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  • There were no doubt in the earliest times popular songs orally transmitted and perhaps books - of annals and laws, but except in so far as remnants meat- of them are embedded in the biblical books, they have Scrip- entirely disappeared.
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  • To the same period belong the book of Micah, the earlier parts of the books of Samuel, of Isaiah and of Proverbs, and perhaps some Psalms. In 722 B.C. Samaria was taken and the Northern kingdom ceased to exist.
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  • The main part of the book of Deuteronomy was "found" shortly before 621 B.C. and about the same time appeared the prophets Jeremiah and Zephaniah, and perhaps the book of Ruth.
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  • Individual Geonim produced valuable works (of which later), but what is perhaps most important from the point of view of the development of Judaism is the literature of their Responsa or answers to questions, chiefly on halakhic matters, addressed to them from various countries.
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  • Though his teaching was largely directed against superstition, he seems to have been inclined to mysticism, and perhaps for this reason various kabbalistic works were ascribed to him in later times.
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  • In the Toth century IIushiel, one of four prisoners, perhaps from Babylonia, though that is doubtful, was ransomed and settled at Kairawan, where he acquired great reputation as a Talmudist.
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  • His original works are commentaries and perhaps a treatise on immortality.
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  • To these the semi-sedentary Arabs who sparsely cultivate the river valley, dwelling sometimes in huts, sometimes in caves, pay a tribute, called kubbe, or brotherhood, as do also the riverain towns and villages, except perhaps the very largest.
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  • As settled by him, and in part perhaps also by his successor Tiberius, it fell into the following five administrative areas.
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  • In June 1835 Airy was appointed Astronomer Royal in succession to John Pond, and thus commenced that long career of wisely directed and vigorously sustained industry at the national observatory which, even more perhaps than his investigations in abstract science or theoretical astronomy, constitutes his chief title to fame.
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  • He sets the Normans before us as a race specially marked by cunning, despising their own inheritance in the hope of winning a greater, eager after both gain and dominion, given to imitation of all kinds, holding a certain mean between lavishness and greediness - that is, perhaps uniting, as they certainly did, these two seemingly opposite qualities.
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  • To this quality is perhaps to be attributed the fact that a people who did so much, who settled and conquered in so large a part of Europe, has practically vanished from the face of the earth.
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  • It is perhaps less wonderful that this characteristic should have been left out in a picture of the Normans in Apulia and Sicily than if it had been left out in a picture of the Normans in Normandy and England.
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  • There is a distinction between Christians and Saracens; among Christians there seems to be again a distinction between Greeks and Latins, though perhaps without any distinct use of the Latin name; there is again a further distinction between "Lombardi" and "Franci"; but Normans, as a separate class, do not appear.
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  • None of the sierras or mountains in Uruguay exceeds (or perhaps even attains) a height of 2000 ft.; but, contrasting in their tawny colour with the grassy undulating plains, they loom high and are often picturesque.
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  • Arrah is famous for an incident in the Mutiny, when a dozen Englishmen, with 50 Sikhs, defended an ordinary house against 2000 Sepoys and a multitude of armed insurgents, perhaps four times that number.
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  • The hen is still more soberly attired; but it is perhaps the siskin's disposition to familiarity that makes it so favourite a captive, and, 'though as a cage-bird it is not ordinarily long-lived, it readily adapts itself to the loss of liberty.
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  • The greater portion, however, of the numerous bands which visit the British Islands in autumn and winter doubtless come from the Continent - perhaps even from far to the eastward, since its range stretches across Asia to Japan, in which country it is as favourite a cage-bird as with us.
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  • Thus the siskin perhaps may be regarded as one of the less modified descendants of a stock whence such forms as those just mentioned have sprung.
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  • Some early ambones are found in Ravenna, and in the south of Italy are many fine examples; the epistle ambo in the cathedral at Ravello (1130), which is perhaps the earliest, shows a Scandinavian influence in the design of its mosaic inlay, an influence which is found in Sicilian work and may be a Norman importation.
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  • The history of the Roman commonwealth illustrates this perhaps better than any other.'
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  • But if differed from the old patriciate in this, that, while the privileges of the old patriciate rested on law, or perhaps rather on immemorial custom, the privileges of the new nobility rested wholly on a sentiment of which men could remember the beginning.
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  • This new nobility of office supplanted, or perhaps rather absorbed, the older nobility, just as the later nobilitas of Rome supplanted or absorbed the old patriciate.
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  • But perhaps no cause was more important than the growth of the peerage.
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  • Even the modified form of absolute monarchy which has existed in some Western countries, while it preserves, perhaps even strengthens, the social position of a nobility, destroys its political power.
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  • It will be seen from this statement that Peiper bases his conclusions on grounds far too narrow; and on the whole it is perhaps more probable that Boetius wrote none of the four Christian treatises, particularly as they are not ascribed to him by any of his contemporaries.
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  • Perhaps, however, the name may only signify a large terrestrial biting apterous insect, surpassing the ant in size and predatory habits.
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  • Nowhere, perhaps, does the flora of West Africa attain a more wonderful development than in the republic of Liberia and in the adjoining regions of Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.
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  • The most important palm of the country perhaps is the Raphia vinifera, which produces the piassava fibre of commerce.
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  • Many trees offer magnificent displays of flowers at certain seasons of the year; perhaps the loveliest effect is derived from the bushes and trailing creepers of the Combretum genus, which, during the "winter" months from December to March, cover the scrub and the forest with mantles of rose colour.
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  • And there is perhaps a reason of a deeper kind for holding Apologetics to the defensive.
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  • The latter's cheerful man-of-the-world scepticism is transfigured in Pascal to a deep distrust of human reason, in part, perhaps, from anti-Protestant motives.
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  • Unfortunately (perhaps) Butler prefers to argue on admitted principles; holds much of his own moral belief in reserve; tries to reduce everything to a question of probable fact.
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  • In 1730 he entered the Mazarin College under the Jansenists, who soon perceived his exceptional talent, and, prompted perhaps by a commentary on the Epistle to the Romans which he produced in the first year of his philosophical course, sought to direct it to theology.
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  • From most of the other Gnostic sects, with the exception perhaps of the JewishChristian Gnosticism, he is distinguished by the fact that with him the figure of the fallen female god (Sophia Achamoth), and, in general, the idea of a fall within the godhead is entirely wanting.
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  • In the spring of 1349 bands of flagellants, perhaps from Hungary, began their propaganda in the south of Germany.
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  • Sigeberht also founded a school in East Anglia, and on the arrival of an Irish missionary named Furseus he built him a monastery at Cnobheresburg, perhaps to be identified with Burgh Castle.
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  • The most interesting of the Heteromera, and perhaps of all the Coleoptera, are some beetles which pass through two or more larval forms in the course of the life-history (hypermetamorphosis).
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  • From the mines of Thrace, and perhaps from the harbour dues and from the mines of Laurium, he derived a large revenue; under his encouragement, Miltiades had planted an Athenian colony on the shores of the Thracian Chersonese; he had even made friends with Thessaly and Macedonia, as is evidenced by the hospitality extended by them to Hippias on his final expulsion.
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  • As to the library of Peisistratus, we have no good evidence; it may perhaps be a fiction of an Alexandrian writer.
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  • Ethnologically the Bulgarians ought perhaps to come here; but, as a large admixture of Slav blood flows in their veins and they speak a distinctly Slav language, they have in this table been grouped with the Slays.
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  • It is separated from the Black Sea by a gentle swelling which may be traced from Kremenets in Volhynia to the lower Don, and perhaps farther S.E.
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  • Indeed, towards paganism, at least, he is perhaps even more than tolerant, preferring on the whole to keep on good terms with pagan divinities.
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  • Perhaps the most remarkable fact about this sect is that it is secret, and that its members ostensibly belong to the Orthodox Church.
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  • That is known only to God, and perhaps to wisemen learned in books."
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  • Goods stations vary in size from those which consist of perhaps a single siding, to those which have accommodation for thousands of wagons.
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  • On the other hand, where, as in America, the great volume of freight is raw material and crude food-stuffs, and the distances are great, a low charge per unit of transportation is more important than any consideration such as quickness of delivery; therefore full car-loads of freight are massed into enormous trains, which run unbroken for distances of perhaps 1000 m.
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  • In the United States mineral and grain trains, running at perhaps 12 m.
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  • It is perhaps noteworthy that Xavier himself never mentions Pinto; but the omission may be explained by the numerous gaps in his correspondence.
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  • Over the lowlands of the Basin, taken generally, there is an average precipitation of perhaps 6-7 in., while in the Oregon region it is twice as great, and in the southern parts even less.
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  • Though the moralization of gods has only proceeded pari passu with the moralization of mankind, the deities of the more advanced nations are perhaps felt by them to be more terrible and more difficult of access than the divinities of lower races; herein lies one explanation of the power of the priesthood.
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  • Where the victim is an animal specially associated with a god (the most conspicuous case is perhaps that of the corn spirit), it may be granted that the god is eaten; but precisely in these cases there is no custom of giving a portion of the victim to the god.
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  • This is perhaps mainly found in India but is not unknown in Africa and other parts of the world.
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  • The interpretation of the rite is uncertain; it may perhaps be connected with agrarian rites.
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  • It was a further and perhaps much later development of the same idea that the good works of those who had previously enjoyed the favour of God were invoked to give additional weight to the prayer of the offerer.
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  • Perhaps he was as wise as his critics; at any rate the rigour which he repudiated hardly brought peace or strength to the Church when practised by his successors, and London, which was always a difficult see, involved Bishop Sandys in similar tronbles when Grindal had gone to York.
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  • His account of this embassy in the Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana is perhaps the most graphic and lively piece of writing which has come down to us from the 10th century.
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  • Plato advocated them, and perhaps the later Jews imitated the Spartan community.
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  • We note (a) that though the book of Deuteronomy bears the prophetic impress, the priestly impress is perhaps more marked.
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  • In North America there is a second distinct smaller species, called the coyote or prairie-wolf (Canis latrans), and perhaps the Japanese wolf (C. hodophylax) may be distinct, although, except for its smaller size and shorter legs, it is scarcely distinguishable from the common species.
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  • To judge by the osteological remains which the researches of geologists have brought to light, there was perhaps scarcely a county in England or Wales in which, at one time or another, wolves did not abound, while in Scotland and Ireland they must have been still more numerous.
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  • The cypress, which grows no more when once cut down, was regarded as a symbol of the dead, and perhaps for that reason was sacred to Pluto; its branches were placed by the Greeks and Romans on the funeral pyres and in the houses of their departed friends.
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  • I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame.
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  • It is hardly fair perhaps to add a reference to Suard's highly-coloured description of the short Silenus-like figure, not more than 56 in.
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  • The perennial lakes, such as those just described, hold their waters for years and perhaps centuries; but the ephemeral lakes usually evaporate in the course of the summer.
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  • The style is commonly called Byzantine; but some of the most striking features of the churches of Ravenna - the colonnades, the mosaics, perhaps the cupolas - are not so much Byzantine as representative of early Christian art generally.
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  • The mosaics of the 5th century, in the dome, are the earliest and perhaps the finest at Ravenna for their splendid decorative effect and rich colouring, and are less stiff and conventional than the later mosaics.
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  • In this mausoleum Theodoric was buried, but his body was cast forth from it, perhaps during the troublous times of the siege of Ravenna by the imperial troops, and the Rotunda (as it is now generally called) was converted into a church dedicated to the Virgin.
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  • The campanile (850-878) is circular, and has perhaps the earliest example of the use of disks of coloured majolica as a decoration.
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  • Perhaps Erysichthon may be explained as the personification of the labourer, who by the systematic cultivation and tilling of the soil endeavours to force the crops, instead of allowing them to mature unmolested as in the good old times.
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  • More original, perhaps, is the argument in the immediately preceding work, The Destiny of Man, viewed in the Light of his Origin (1884), which is, in substance, that physical evolution is a demonstrated fact; that intellectual force is a later, higher and more potent thing than bodily strength; and that, finally, in most men and some "lower animals" there is developed a new idea of the advantageous, a moral and non-selfish line of thought and procedure, which in itself so transcends the physical that it cannot be identified with it or be measured by its standards, and may or must be enduring, or at its best immortal.
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  • We cannot perhaps assert that the same rate is to be continued for very many centuries, but it is plain that the further we look back into the past time the greater must the sun have been.
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  • It is thus highly probable that on the cult of the original Roman goddess was engrafted the Greek C one of Damia, perhaps after the conquest of Tarentum (272 B.C.).
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  • Perhaps the converse is more feasible in some circumstances - that is to say, preventing mosquitoes from having access to malarial persons, and so propagating the parasite in themsevles.
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  • Bermondsey was in favour with the Norman kings as a place of residence, and there was a palace here, perhaps from pre-Norman times.
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  • Panin was the inventor of the famous "Northern Accord," which aimed at opposing a combination of Russia, Prussia, Poland, Sweden, and perhaps Great Britain, against the Bourbon-Habsburg League.
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  • The chief glory of the place is its splendid cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin; it was begun before 1285, perhaps by Arnolfo di Cambio, on the site of an older church; and from the 13th till the 16th century was enriched by the labours of a whole succession of great Italian painters and sculptors.
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  • But he appears to have acted under the impression that the Socialists were much stronger than they really were, and therefore gave them a free hand with the object of avoiding bloodshed, and also perhaps with that of proving to the workmen that they could not run industry without the capitalists and the technical experts.
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  • They offer themselves where necessary to either party, and some at least perhaps belonged to the settled population.
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  • Finally (c), in the so-called " post-exilic " period, religion and life were reorganized under the influence of a new spirit; relations with Samaria were broken off, and Judaism took its definite character, perhaps about the middle or close of the 5th century.
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  • Some appear written for the first time in the book of Jubilees, in " the Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs " (both perhaps 2nd century B.C.) and in later sources; and although in Genesis the stories are now in a post-exilic setting (a stage earlier than Jubilees), the older portions may well belong to the 7th or 6th cent.
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  • It is precisely in Saul's time that the account of the Judaean monarchy, or perhaps of the monarchy from the Judaean standpoint, now begins.
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  • This was a departure from the customs of the age, and was perhaps influenced less by generosity than by expediency.
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  • A brazen serpent, whose institution was attributed to Moses, had not hitherto been considered out of place in the cult; its destruction was perhaps the king's most notable reform.
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  • The situation was conducive to the spread of foreign customs, and the condemnation passed upon Manasseh thus perhaps becomes more significant.
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  • The assumption that the decay of Assyria awoke the national feeling of independence is perhaps justified by those events which made the greatest impression upon the compiler, and an account is given of Josiah's religious reforms, based upon a source apparently identical with that which described the work of Jehoash.
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  • Stigmatized as a traitor, scorned and even imprisoned, he had not ceased to utter his warnings to deaf ears, although Zedekiah himself was perhaps open to persuasion.
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  • The interest of the writers is as usual in the religious history; they were indifferent to, or perhaps rather ignorant of, the strict order of events.
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  • When he went on his last disastrous campaign, Hyrcanus led a Jewish contingent to join his army, partly perhaps a troop of mercenaries (for Hyrcanus was the first of the Jewish kings to hire mercenaries, with the treasure found in David's tomb).
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  • Most notable of all perhaps was the shepherd Athronges, who assumed the pomp of royalty and employed his four brothers as captains and satraps in the war which he waged upon Romans and king's men alike - not even Jews escaped him unless they brought him contributions.
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  • The famine was perhaps interpreted by the Zealots as a punishment for their acquiescence in the rule of an apostate.
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  • At his suggestion they cast lots, and the first man was killed by the second and so on, until all were dead except Josephus and (perhaps) one other.
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  • Some attempt was apparently made to rebuild the Temple; and the Jews of the Dispersion, who had perhaps been won over by Aqiba, supported the rebellion.
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  • Perhaps they even ceased to desire it.
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  • Late Minoan art in its finest aspect is best illustrated by the animated ivory figures, wall paintings, and gesso duro reliefs at Cnossus, by the painted stucco designs at Hagia Triada, and the steatite vases found on the same site with zones in reliefs exhibiting life-like scenes of warriors, toreadors, gladiators, wrestlers and pugilists, and of a festal throng perhaps representing a kind of " harvest home."
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  • The walls of the throne room show frescoes with sacred griffins confronting each other in a Nile landscape, and a small bath chamber - perhaps of ritual use - is attached.
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