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  • Want to play a game?
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  • I love to play with little sister.
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  • Sometimes Alex and Jonathan play soccer, and sometimes we all go for a ride in the buggy.
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  • Would you like to play a game?
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  • He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
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  • In the second place, I'm not going to play doctor.
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  • After lunch, all four of them went outside to play ball.
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  • We did dance and play and eat nuts and candy and cakes and oranges and I did have fun with little boys and girls.
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  • She cannot sing and she cannot play the piano, although, as some early experiments show, she could learn mechanically to beat out a tune on the keys.
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  • Fine, she could play too.
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  • No one will play the game if the rules only apply to one team. 2.
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  • I do love to play with little sister.
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  • I wasn't trying to play macho man.
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  • The play seemed so real, we almost forgot where we were, and believed we were watching the genuine scenes as they were acted so long ago.
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  • He hesitantly announced to Carmen one evening that he wanted to learn to play a guitar.
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  • She'd just have to play smarter.
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  • I did play with your watch.
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  • "Let's continue to play it by ear," I responded.
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  • Let's play a duet, then.
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  • Her intent was obvious, but Cynthia decided to play dumb.
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  • As busy as she was, time had to be set aside for play with Destiny.
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  • Ah, the pranks that the nixies of Dreamland play on us while we sleep!
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  • Dolokhov could play all games and nearly always won.
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  • "Play well together, or it's back to the kitchen with you, Charles," Damian warned.
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  • He touched his lyre and began to play the accompaniment.
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  • They knew the kitten, by this time, so they scampered over to where she lay beside Jim and commenced to frisk and play with her.
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  • I am sorry that you have no little children to play with you sometimes; but I think you are very happy with your books, and your many, many friends.
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  • It was best to lie down and play dead?
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  • An image of Darkyn appeared forefront before the images swirled and began to play a disjointed movie.
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  • I'd take your hairbrush to his backside so he'd never sit down again—or play his stupid baseball!
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  • But think about how it could play out: If energy truly were free and unlimited, you could, for instance, power tractors everywhere in the world.
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  • "Now you're ready to play," he assessed.
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  • "I doubt he can play a guitar," he said between sips.
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  • The World Wide Web will play an enormous role in ending war, on several levels.
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  • I used to play the lottery too.
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  • Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
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  • He was in the play, Boo!
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  • Cynthia finished her wedding pronouncement by tossing out a comment about her foolish son considering delaying the final year of his education to play professional baseball, a decision against which she and Rose Calvia planned to exert a full court press.
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  • All he ever wanted to do was play with his stupid baseball, and she'd taken it and thrown it into the forest.
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  • You can play dumb because it's the truth.
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  • If she could see and hear, I suppose she would get rid of her superfluous energy in ways which would not, perhaps, tax her brain so much, although I suspect that the ordinary child takes his play pretty seriously.
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  • I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end.
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  • But this I know, I love to play In the meadow, among the hay-- Up the water, and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me.
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  • Everyone wants to come in and enjoy your AC and play on your Wii.
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  • When he had made them all disappear again Ozma declared she was sorry they were gone, for she wanted one of them to pet and play with.
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  • His call for a "march of dimes" was a play on "The March of Time," a well-known newsreel series.
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  • They who come rarely to the woods take some little piece of the forest into their hands to play with by the way, which they leave, either intentionally or accidentally.
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  • Even when I studied most earnestly it seemed more like play than work.
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  • Fighting with each other wasn't going to do anything but play into the hands of those instigating the trouble.
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  • We raise children to play with war toys.
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  • My pa used to play cards with Blackie Rowland.
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  • Are you going to continue to play detective and grill the poor woman, or is this a fun trip?
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  • Thinking that turn and turn about is fair play, she seized the scissors and cut off one of my curls, and would have cut them all off but for my mother's timely interference.
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  • While we were free to play with it, nothing was required of us.
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  • You play with people's lives every day.
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  • She turned on the play button.
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  • Or are you afraid to play with me?
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  • His punch, with which he let me play, was a delightful toy.
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  • Now play time with my frightened friend will be hurried.
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  • Frustration finally drove the couple to play the game the same way—contact no one, put your head in the sand, and hope everyone leaves you alone and forgets you exist.
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  • Dean had watched Billy play high school basketball the past winter.
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  • Randy asked about Fred, and Dean related Fred's latest exploits with the bargains from the props of the play Boo!
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  • He was in the stage play Boo!
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  • "Children," he said, "we are going to play a new game.
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  • Every song you download and how many times you play it.
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  • If I did, there would be no opportunity for the play of fancy.
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  • The movement of these wrinkles formed the principal play of expression on his face.
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  • "None but fools trust to luck in play," Dolokhov had then said.
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  • I won't drink and won't play till I get reinstated.
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  • I want to play with it.
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  • I'll teach you to play with your food.
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  • He would not play any part.
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  • Helen loves to dig and play in the dirt like any other child.
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  • I read all the weekly newspapers and there was no mention of any foul play, but this little ad caught my attention.
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  • "He doesn't play that part right!" said "Uncle" suddenly, with an energetic gesture.
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  • She resolved to give up learning the harp and to play only the guitar.
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  • I gave her my braille slate to play with, thinking that the mechanical pricking of holes in the paper would amuse her and rest her mind.
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  • Dean closed his eyes as Randy explained excitedly about an offer to play ball.
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  • "Yes, they worked all day and didn't play!" remarked the tall, round- faced peasant gravely, pointing with a significant wink at the dictionaries that were on the top.
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  • He gave her his watch to play with; but that didn't keep her still.
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  • See, we tried not to play in our own backyard.
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  • Play, he whispered into her ear.
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  • Why the boys should drive away, Little maidens from their play, Or love to banter and fight so well, That's the thing I never could tell.
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  • I enjoy having a play described to me while it is being acted on the stage far more than reading it, because then it seems as if I were living in the midst of stirring events.
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  • After tea, the company went into the sitting room and Princess Mary was asked to play on the clavichord.
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  • "Do you play then?" asked Natasha.
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  • Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander-in-chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.
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  • He alone could play on the clavichord that ecossaise (his only piece) to which, as he said, all possible dances could be danced, and they felt sure he had brought presents for them all.
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  • While my relationship with Martha LeBlanc, nee Rossi, dated back to our play pen years and kindergarten days, lately we've hiked different paths, reducing our contact to Christmas cards and once a month phone calls.
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  • She claims a red headed young guy took real good care of her, fed her and let her play video games.
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  • There goes our chance to play mother.
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  • Might give you an advantage with him if you're willing to play the seduction game.
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  • No need to play around with stupid 1930 history.
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  • These nations will play a substantial role in shaping this new English, as they bring grammatical structure, idioms, and nuanced words from their native tongue.
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  • What play were they doing?
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  • Valat, pp. 84-87.) His friendship with Madame de Vaux had deepened the impression, and in the reconstructed society women are to play a highly important part.
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  • Whether a Japanese art-worker sets himself to copy what he sees before him or to give play to his fancy in combining what he has seen with some ideal in his mind, the result shows perfect facility of execution and easy grace in all the lines.
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  • In the intervals of the dance the count, breathing deeply, waved and shouted to the musicians to play faster.
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  • I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.
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  • It was the custom for Mitka to play the balalayka in the huntsmen's room when "Uncle" returned from the chase.
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  • "Don't dare to think about it," she said to herself, and sat down again smilingly beside "Uncle," begging him to play something more.
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  • Dimmler began to play; Natasha went on tiptoe noiselessly to the table, took up a candle, carried it out, and returned, seating herself quietly in her former place.
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  • We play at magnanimity and all that stuff.
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  • Your pal Brennan suggested I play your game and say it was a tip we received at After.
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  • If I happen to be all alone and in an idle mood, I play a game of solitaire, of which I am very fond.
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  • When she was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston she stood on a step-ladder and let both hands play over the statues.
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  • "Uncle" continued to play correctly, carefully, with energetic firmness, looking with a changed and inspired expression at the spot where Anisya Fedorovna had just stood.
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  • They had hardly begun to play before the doctor's disheveled head suddenly appeared from behind Mary Hendrikhovna.
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  • She ran up to him and, in the play of the sunlight that fell in small round spots through the shade of the lime-tree avenue, could not be sure what change there was in his face.
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  • Napoleon was experiencing a feeling of depression like that of an ever- lucky gambler who, after recklessly flinging money about and always winning, suddenly just when he has calculated all the chances of the game, finds that the more he considers his play the more surely he loses.
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  • And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
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  • You can play pool or bowl at the clubhouse, but make sure you check the dress code.
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  • Families can play trivia games about movies while waiting to be served.
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  • "You could play dumb," I hedged.
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  • "Play, love," Darkyn growled, nipping her hard.
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  • They practically play baseball all year!
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  • She had agreed to play pinochle with friends this afternoon, a rare indulgence.
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  • I think the best course of action in this instance is inaction—let this business play itself out, at least for the time being.
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  • Gilbert looked up from his play and saw that his mother was very deeply interested in her book.
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  • People play chess, so that object playing the Grand Master must be a person.
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  • I read them in the intervals between study and play with an ever-deepening sense of pleasure.
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  • After the play Miss Sullivan took me to see him behind the scenes, and I felt of his curious garb and his flowing hair and beard.
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  • I shall never forget the ripple of alternating joy and woe that ran through that beautiful little play, or the wonderful child who acted it.
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  • I and teacher did go to church sunday mr. lane did read in book and talk Lady did play organ.
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  • We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
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  • She likes to skip and play, for she is happy when the sun is bright and warm.
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  • There is no play in them, for this comes after work.
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  • He knew what a shock he would inflict on his father and mother by the news of this loss, he knew what a relief it would be to escape it all, and felt that Dolokhov knew that he could save him from all this shame and sorrow, but wanted now to play with him as a cat does with a mouse.
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  • Dimmler had finished the piece but still sat softly running his fingers over the strings, evidently uncertain whether to stop or to play something else.
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  • To play blindman's bluff?
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  • As a result of the hostility between Kutuzov and Bennigsen, his Chief of Staff, the presence of confidential representatives of the Emperor, and these transfers, a more than usually complicated play of parties was going on among the staff of the army.
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  • Early in the morning of the sixth of October Pierre went out of the shed, and on returning stopped by the door to play with a little blue- gray dog, with a long body and short bandy legs, that jumped about him.
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  • "Don't play the fool!" said Denisov, coughing angrily.
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  • "I'll give you a hundwed sharp lashes--that'll teach you to play the fool!" said Denisov severely.
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  • Did Annie play Monopoly too?
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  • "Or," Joseph continued, "that skuzzy attorney who's been trying to make a play for my wife.
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  • I describe these three situations because each, in its own way, illustrates how I think the future will play out regarding income and wealth.
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  • "Why don't you play?" he asked.
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  • I planned to let her game play itself out, but I don't want to see any bloodshed.
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  • I have a special board on which I play these games.
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  • "Yes," she replied, "but I like to play also, and I feel sometimes as if I were a music box with all the play shut up inside me."
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  • They play by the rules.
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  • I play for Parkside, strictly double 'A' at best.
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  • Some of his finest tragedies were written for her, but her repertoire was not confined to them, and many an indifferent play - like Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Comte d'Essex - owed its success to "her natural manner of acting, and her pathetic rendering of the hapless heroine."
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  • There seems no good reason why in modern performances the pianoforte should not be used for the purpose; if only accompanists can be trained to acquire the necessary delicacy of touch, and can be made to understand that, if they cannot extemporize the necessary polyphony, and so have to play something definitely written for them, it is not a mass of interesting detail which they are to bring to the public ear.
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  • The pianoforte trios of Haydn are perhaps the only-works of first-rate artistic importance in which there is no doubt that the earlier stages of the new art do not admit of sufficient polyphony to give the instruments fair play.
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  • Thus, to say that a pen is an entity and the class of pens is an entity is merely a play upon the word "entity"; the second sense of "entity" (if any) is indeed derived from the first, but has a more complex signification.
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  • Ben Jonson places one of the scenes of Every Man in his Humour in Moorfields, which at the time he wrote the play had, as stated above, lately been drained and laid out in walks.
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  • It is mentioned in a comedy entitled Ram Alley (1611) and Lilly the 2 Various changes in the names of the taverns are made in the folio edition of this play (1616) from the quarto (1601); thus the Mermaid of the quarto becomes the Windmill in the folio, and the Mitre of the quarto is the Star of the folio.
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  • In the early history of Rome the Etruscans play a prominent part.
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  • The universal is, as Herbert Spencer remarked, a subjective idea, and the general forms, existing ante res, which play so prominent a part in Greek and medieval philosophy, do not in the least correspond to the homogeneous matter of the physical evolutionists.
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  • Some of the most exquisite and most ingenious of these earlier productions, such as the magnificent iron eagle in the south Kensington Museum, the wonderful articulated models of crayfish, dragons, serpents, birds, that are found in many European collections, came from the studios of the MiyOchins; but these were the play of giants, and were not made as articles of commerce.
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  • He began to hope that he might play the part of those court ecclesiastics who had often had an active share in the government of Spain.
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  • Destiny wandered off to her room to play.
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  • Did your mother play?
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  • She'll love it, with little Claire to play with.
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  • "I'll play your game," she said firmly.
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  • I know that play!
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  • Play the middle monkey—see no evil.
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  • And he was in the play, Boo!
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  • Then I remembered the skeleton from the play.
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  • You brought me here to play with me.
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  • But they did play games with each other.
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  • Let's not play games with one another today.
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  • I don't play games, Wynn.
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  • Maybe Kris thought turnabout was fair play.
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  • But how can we play?
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  • Mama, I wanna play with Rhyn!
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  • Means I can play in both worlds, unlike you.
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  • You can play video games and paint or draw from anywhere.
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  • I have warned them I no longer play their games.
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  • You could play with Donnie some more.
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  • You can take the evening off and play decoder.
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  • I want to play jack-in-the-box and pop out of the closet.
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  • Let her play 'let's pretend' with her ancestors.
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  • Here's where Edith's cleverness comes into play.
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  • Randy Byrne was in his usual place at shortstop, but the young man was much more subdued than the last time Dean had seen him play.
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  • They present to the fierce play of the sun almost a level surface, so that during the day that surface becomes intensely heated and at night gives off its heat by radiation.
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  • Haydn finds the pianoforte so completely capable of expressing his meaning that he is at a loss to find independent material for any accompanying instruments; and the violoncello in his trios has, except perhaps in four passages in the whole collection of thirty-three works, not a note to play that is not already in the bass of the pianoforte; while the melodies of the violin are, more often than not, doubled in the treble.
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  • The lord of the manor with his officials and retainers, the peasantry bound to him by ties of personal dependence and mutual rights and obligations, constituted a little world, in which we can watch the play of motives and passions not so dissimilar as we are sometimes led to believe from those of the great modern world.
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  • After emptying his revolver the pasha kept his assailants at bay for some time with his sword, a body of Baggara who fled before him being known afterwards as "Baggar Hicks" (the cows driven by Hicks), a play on the words baggara and baggar, the former being the herdsmen and the latter the cows.
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  • I love to play with little sister, she is weak and small baby.
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  • I wish you could be here to play three little squirrels, and two gentle doves, and to make a pretty nest for a dear little robin.
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  • I said, "No, go and play with Nancy."
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  • That is just what the teacher of the deaf child must be, a child ready to play and romp, and interested in all childish things.
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  • The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.
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  • The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.
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  • No wonder, then, that he did not oftener stay to play on the common.
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  • Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
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  • I remember well one gaunt Nimrod who would catch up a leaf by the roadside and play a strain on it wilder and more melodious, if my memory serves me, than any hunting-horn.
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  • Let us not play at kittly-benders.
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  • "Well, you'd better not play," Dolokhov added, and springing a new pack of cards said: "Bank, gentlemen!"
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  • "Mr. Dimmler, please play my favorite nocturne by Field," came the old countess' voice from the drawing room.
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  • When they had emptied the samovar, Rostov took a pack of cards and proposed that they should play "Kings" with Mary Hendrikhovna.
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  • He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
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  • We had no right to play god any more than we were already doing.
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  • I have a toy for her to play with as well, don't I?
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  • A little while and we'll be where no one will find us as we play our games.
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  • After the play I was permitted to go behind the scenes and meet her in her royal costume.
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  • He had decided to play until that score reached forty-three thousand.
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  • War is not courtesy but the most horrible thing in life; and we ought to understand that and not play at war.
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  • Jackson didn't believe that for a second, but if she wanted to play it that way, fine.
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  • She dropped her gaze and said softly, "What I would really like is for you to play for me."
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  • You cry when I play and you're happy.
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  • At least that way he could play something upbeat.
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  • Sarah enjoyed watching him play almost as much as listening.
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  • Please play something else?
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  • He'd play all night if need be.
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  • The band had started to play The Way You Look Tonight.
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  • We're going to get Jackson to play for Elisabeth.
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  • The two were at the door and Sarah crooned, Jackson promised he would play for us tonight.
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  • She could see Jackson didn't want to play, but she really wanted to hear him, had a feeling Sarah would win in the end.
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  • You know, if you want to hunt, I could play wingman for you.
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  • She lifted her lips to his ear, and through tears, whispered, "Promise you'll play for me often."
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  • Not really, a hundred years of practice and you would play just as well.
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  • I am not going to play this game.
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  • Music began to play, and with the first chord, Jackson recognized the accompaniment to Etta James' "At Last".
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  • I hope you'll play both Wedding Planner and Matron of honor.
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  • Maybe next time we'll both play.
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  • You guys come up here and play all these beautiful songs.
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  • But his play was as sharp as usual as he handled a hard ground ball to his left, cleanly gunning the runner out by three steps.
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  • We're not running 'Police Investigation 101,' so you can use it as a class­room to play detective.
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  • We don't even have any unanswered questions to play with.
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  • 'Yellow 42' was a running play.
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  • Nick Volpe had his bell rung and they sent me in for one play, 'Yellow 42.'
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  • He couldn't believe he was stupid enough to play Vinnie's silly game.
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  • I get to clean up the crumbs on the Byrne business and you get to play chauffeur for the federal guy—take him up to meet your old football buddy.
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  • Just make sure you play ball with the FBI and don't let your old pals find you.
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  • Fred could play surrogate and go back to her house, heeding the priest's invitation.
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  • But fish­ing was fair play.
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  • How does that come into play?
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  • We've got some base­ball to play tomorrow; some butt to kick and we're counting on you!
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  • Mayer responded he was leaving to play golf but would call again when he returned.
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  • Nothing. He just wanted to play big brother.
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  • He'd been content to play around with the Others and test his magic.
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  • "Two can play this game," he said and nuzzled her cheek.
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  • Show them what they miss, or let them play with her before you take her to your warlord, the warlord stated.
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  • The school was sponsoring a play with reversed roles – students playing the part of parents and vice versa.
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  • Carmen and Jonathan were both in the play, as well as Katie's twins.
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  • When the play was over, he left the children with Katie and Bill and went back stage.
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  • I think Jonathan really enjoyed the play tonight.
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  • Jonathan and his new band were going to play for them.
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  • Go play for a little while.
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  • At that point it was obvious that this was no longer play.
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  • Let the stranger play guardian angel - as long as he kept his distance.
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  • Let him play his little games.
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  • All right, I'll play your silly games.
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  • Two can play that game.
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  • I'm not here to play.
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  • Okay. I'll play along.
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  • Some of them don't know the difference between who they play on TV and who they are in real life, he said.
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  • She'd play his little games – as long as he didn't bite her – if it meant she had a second chance to get her hands on that necklace.
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  • He was going to play games with her until she confronted him.
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  • We're going to play a new game.
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  • You can say you're scared to play.
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  • I'll play his part as mediator.
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  • As long as Ashley didn't play with her beads anytime soon … Shit, Jessi.
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  • Albert sought to play an important part in European affairs.
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  • She works from within outwards, touches first the mainspring and then sets it to play.
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  • Lemstrbm believed atmospheric electricity to play an important part in the natural growth of vegetation, and he assigned a special role to the needles of fir and pine trees.
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  • A play was acted at Christmas 1567, and Still was chosen as being the only M.A.
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  • There are reasons to suppose however that the play had been in Colwell's hands some time before it was printed, and it may well be identical with the Dyccon of Bedlam for which he took out a licence in 1562-1563, "Diccon the Bedlem" being the first of the dramatis personae of Gammer Gurton.
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  • His position rather than any personal qualities enabled him to play an important part in a great crisis of European politics.
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  • Her wealth made it certain that he would be the richest man in France, and he determined to play a part equal to that of his great-grandfather, the regent, whom he resembled in character and debauchery.
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  • But Muratori, reproducing the account given by one of Thomas's friends, gives no hint of foul play.
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  • By a further act of 1541 - which was not repealed until 1845 - artificers, labourers, apprentices, servants and the like were forbidden to play bowls at any time save Christmas, and then only in their master's house and presence.
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  • 8d., while those possessed of lands of the yearly value of £ioo might obtain licences to play on their own private greens.
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  • This passage is interesting also as showing that women were accustomed to play the game in those days.
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  • In Ireland the game took root very gradually, but in Ulster, owing doubtless to constant intercourse with Scotland, such clubs as have been founded are strong in numbers and play.
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  • The Queen's Park and Titwood clubs in Glasgow have each three greens, and as they can quite comfortably play six rinks on each, it is not uncommon to see 144 players making their game simultaneously.
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  • In match play each space is further marked off from its neighbour by thin string securely fastened flush with the turf.
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  • There is no excuse for short play on his part, and his bowls would be better off the green than obstructing the path of subsequent bowls.
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  • He keeps a record of the play of both sides.
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  • Before he leaves the jack to play, he must observe the situation of the bowls of both sides.
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  • On small greens play, for obvious reasons, generally takes place from each ditch.
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  • The players play in couples - the first on both sides, then the second and so on.
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  • The leader having played his first bowl, the opposing leader will play his first and so on.
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  • Certain points in the play call for notice.
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  • A legal jack should not be interfered with except by the course of play.
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  • Every bowler should learn both forehand and backhand play.
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  • In forehand play the bowl as it courses to the jack describes its segment of a circle on the right, in backhand play on the left.
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  • Abisares preferred to play a double game and wait upon events.
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  • Schlick goes on to say the organ is to be suited to the choir and properly tuned for singing, that the singer may not be forced to sing too high or too low and the organist have to play chromatics, which is not handy for every one.
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  • The British army is bound by His Majesty's Rules and Regulations to play at the Philharmonic pitch, and a fork tuned to a' 452.5 in 1890 is preserved as the standard for the Military Training School at Kneller Hall.
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  • At the same time all this country was opened to Spanish trade even with Peru, and the development of its resources, so long thwarted, was allowed comparatively free play.
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  • In 1762 he also published a play entitled La Petimetra.
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  • 2, a play on the name Levi) as assistants.
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  • Among the Greeks and Romans likewise it was the liver that continued throughout all periods to play the chief role in divination through the sacrificial animal.
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  • The latter play was 1 Some doubt has been expressed as to whether the eggs are extruded or hatched within the body.
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  • Among modern editions of separate plays with commentaries the following are probably the most useful: Amphitruo by Palmer, 1890,1890, and Havet, 1895; Asinaria by Gray, 1894; Aulularia by Wagner, 1866 and 1876; Captivi by Brix, 6th ed., revised by Niemeyer, 1910; an English edition of this work by Sonnenschein (with introduction on prosody), 1880; same play by Lindsay (with metrical introduction), 1900; Epidicus by Gray, 1893; Menaechmi by Brix, 4th ed., revised by Niemeyer, 1891; Miles gloriosus by Lorenz, 2nd ed., 1886; by Brix, 3rd ed., revised by Niemeyer, 1901; by Tyrrell, 3rd ed., 1894; Mostellaria by Lorenz, 2nd ed., 1883; by Sonnenschein, 2nd ed., 1907; Pseudolus by Lorenz, 1876; Rudens by Sonnenschein, 1891, editio minor (with a metrical appendix), 1901; Trinummus (with a metrical introduction) by Brix, 5th ed., revised by Niemeyer, 1907; by Gray, 1897; Truculentus by Spengel and Studemund, 1898.
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  • Of English plays, the interlude called Jack Juggler (between 1547 and 1553) was based on the Amphitruo, and the lost play called the Historie of Error (acted in 1577) was probably based on the Menae-chmi; Nicholas Udall's Ralph Royster Doyster, the first English comedy (acted before 1551, first printed 1566), is founded on the Miles gloriosus; Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (about 1591) is an adaptation of the Menaechmi; and his Falstaff may be regarded as an idealized reproduction or development of the braggart soldier of Plautus and Terence - a type of character which reappears in other forms not only in English literature (e.g.
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  • Ben Jonson produced a skilful amalgamation of the Aulularia and the Captivi in his early play The Case is Altered (written before 1599).
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  • There was no English translation, strictly so called, of any play of Plautus in the 16th or 17th century, except that of the Menaechmi by W.
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  • The twelve senior thegns of the hundred play a part, the nature of which is rather doubtful, in the development of the English system of justice.
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  • He should therefore in all such passages play extremely lightly, so as to give the violin and 'cello the function of drawing the main outline.
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  • For example, it has often been said that the extent to which their orchestral viola parts double the basses is due, partly to bad traditions of Italian opera, and partly to the fact that viola players were, more often than not, simply persons who had failed to play the violin.
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  • Already Mozart divides his violas into two parts quite as often as he makes them play with the basses.
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  • 3 flutes (3rd to play piccolo when required).
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  • Yet, in the preface to the score Wagner speaks very strongly of the loss of the original character of the horn in the hands of ordinary players; and goes so far as to say that, if experience had not shown that they could be trained to play nearly as smoothly as the classical players, he would have renounced all the advantages of the new mechanism.) 3 trumpets.
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  • 8 horns, 4 of whom are also required to play 4 specially constructed tenor and bass tubas.
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  • Though possessing a complete copulatory apparatus and producing large quantities of spermatozoa, they have lost their sexual instinct and play no part in the economy of the species.
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  • Woods and forests play an important part, especially in regard to the consistency of the soil and to the character of the water~ courses.
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  • So fatally were the internal affairs of that magnificent but unhappy country bound up with concerns which brought the forces of the civilized world into play.
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  • Dante from his mountain solitudes Advent of passionately called upon him to play the part of a Messiah.
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  • If Piedmont was to be fitted for the part which optimists expected it to play, everything must be built up anew.
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  • Even in that book Hume is able to play with sceptical solutions.
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  • Few can doubt that, if not the whole cause, it is a very important factor in that operation; and that it must play a great part in the sorting out of varieties into those which are transitory and those which are permanent.
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  • Another group of investigations that seems to play an important part in the future development of the theory of evolution relates to the study of what is known as organic symmetry.
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  • But he was certainly not a man of genius, as has long been imagined, and his success was chiefly due to the support of the papacy; once his father was dead his career was at an end, and he could no longer play a prominent part in Italian affairs.
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  • This council endeavoured to set up a system of appeals in the case of bishops, in which the see of Rome was made to play a great part.
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  • A four act play in verse, Un Hombre de Estado, was accepted by the managers of the Teatro Espanol, was given on the 25th of January 1851, and proved a remarkable success.
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  • His last play, Consuelo, was given on the 30th of March 1878.
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  • The nodules, in particular, appear to play the important part in the process.
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  • in the case of Dionaea muscipula we find a two-lobed lamina, the two lobes being connected by a midrib, which can play the part of a kind of hinge.
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  • The strongest direct evidence seems to be that the nuclear substances are the only parts of the cells which are always equivalent in quantity, and that in the higher plants and animals the male organ or spermatozoid is composed almost entirely of the nucleus, and that the male nucleus is carried into the female cell without a particle of cytoplasm.i Since, however, the nucleus of the female cell is always accompanied by a larger or smaller quantity of cytoplasm, and that in a large majority of the power plants and animals the male cell also contains cytoplasm, it cannot yet be definitely stated that the cytoplasm does not play some part in the process.
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  • The presence of these threads between all the cells of tfie plant shows that the plant body must be regarded as a connected whole; the threads themselves probably play an important part in the growth of the cell-wall, the conduction of food and water, the process of secretion and the transmission of impulses.
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  • But other physical agencies come into play which may be briefly noticed.
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  • Quadrupeds also play their part by carrying seeds or fruits entangled in their coats.
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  • Owing to the comparatively scanty number of harmful mammalian types, the birds play a considerable part in this large region, and some authorities consider its avifauna the richest in the world.
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  • In 240, the year after the end of the first Punic War, he produced at the ludi Romani a translation of a Greek play (it is uncertain whether a comedy or tragedy or both), and this representation marks the beginning of Roman literature (Livy vii.
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  • He continued behind the scenes to play a powerful part in forming North-country opinion until his death on the 18th of February 1900.
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  • Mansel tried (1858) to play Pascal's game on Kantian principles, developing the sceptical side of 'Kant's many-faceted mind.
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  • Even the Roman Catholic Church produced the Abbe Loisy (though he undertakes to play off church certainties against historical uncertainties).
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  • The Queen, or the Excellency of the Sea, a play of inverted passion, containing some fine sensuous lines, printed in 1653 by Alexander Singhe for private performance, has been recently edited by W.
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  • For in Ford's genius there was real refinement, except when the "suprasensually sensual" impulse or the humbler self-delusion referred to came into play.
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  • Undoubtedly, the madness of the hero of this play of Ford's occasionally recalls Hamlet, while the heroine is one of the many, and at the same time one of the most pleasing, parallels to Viola.
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  • But neither of them is a copy, as Friar Bonaventura in Ford's second play may be said to be a copy of Friar Lawrence, whose kindly pliability he disagreeably exaggerates, or as D'Avolos in Love's Sacrifice is clearly modelled on Iago.
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  • The entire atmosphere, so to speak, of the play is stifling, and is not rendered less so by the underplot with Hippolita.
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  • Like this tragedy, The Broken Heart was probably founded upon some Italian or other novel of the day; but since in the latter instance there is nothing revolting in the main idea of the subject, the play commends itself as the most enjoyable, while, in respect of many excellences, an unsurpassed specimen of Ford's dramatic genius.
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  • Even the lesser characters are more pleasing than usual, and some beautiful lyrics are interspersed in the play.
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  • Had Shakespeare treated it, he would hardly have contented himself with investing the hero with the nobility given by Ford to this personage of his play, - for it is hardly possible to speak of a personage as a character when the clue to his conduct is intentionally withheld.
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  • The play is, however, founded on Bacon's Life, of which the text is used by Ford with admirable discretion, and on Thomas Gainsford's True and Wonderful History of Perkin Warbeck (1618).
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  • The Witch of Edmonton was attributed by its publisher to William Rowley, Dekker, Ford, "&c.," but the body of the play has been generally held to be ascribable to Ford and Dekker only.
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  • The subject of the play was no doubt suggested by the case of the reported witch, Elizabeth Sawyer, who was executed in 1621.
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  • Swinburne agrees with Gifford in thinking Ford the author of the whole of the first act; and he is most assuredly right in considering that "there is no more admirable exposition of a play on the English stage."
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  • Many believed that the end of autocracy had come, and an extemporized Council of Labour Deputies, anxious to play the part of a Comite de Salut Public, was ready to take over the supreme power and exercise it in the interests of the proletariat.
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  • When a train is running round a curve the centrifugal force which comes into play tends to make its wheel-flanges press against the outer rail, or even to capsize it.
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  • He composed a play on the beheading of St John the Baptist, and another, a morality satirizing church abuses, in the setting of episodes from the story of Dionysius the Tyrant, both of which were performed in 1540 in the play - field of Dundee.
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  • Persian influence is also responsible for the vast multiplication of good spirits or angels, Gabriel, Raphael, Michael, &c., who play their part in apocalyptic works, such as the Book of Daniel and the Book of Enoch.
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  • But he continued to play an active and in fact dominant part in Parliamentary politics, for the majority of the Chamber and of the Senate being thoroughly Giolittian, the Sonnino Ministry and that of Sig.
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  • The precise part these figures play is often idealized and expresses the later views of their prominence.
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  • In the absence of its native records its relations with Palestine are not always clear, but it may be supposed that amid varying political changes it was able to play a double game.
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  • They were not even a pawn in the game which Antiochus proposed to play with Rome for the possession of Greece and Asia Minor.
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  • Elsewhere the occasion tempted many to play at being king - Judas, son of Hezekiah, in Galilee; Simon, one of the king's slaves, in Peraea.
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  • However this may be, the Jews who believed Jesus to be the Christ play no great part in the history of the Jews before 70, as we know it.
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  • Neither in the Social War, nor in the rising of Spartacus, who held out a long time in the Sila (71 B.C.), do the Bruttii play a part as a people.
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  • Cardinal Rampolla at once resigned his office as secretary of state, being succeeded by Cardinal Merry del Val, and ceased to play any conspicuous part in the Curia.
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  • The vowels play no part in differentiating the roots, for the vowels are practically the same in the corresponding forms of every root.
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  • Others again play the part of thieves in the ant society; C. Janet observed a small bristle-tail (Lepismima) to lurk beneath the heads of two Lasius workers, while one passed food to the other, in order to steal the drop of nourishment and to make off with it.
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  • Where Chinese influence had full play it introduced Confucianism, a special style in art and the Chinese system of writing.
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  • This differentiation is not, however, peculiar to the Polychaetes; for in several Oligochaetes the anterior nephridia are of large size, and opening as they do into the buccal cavity clearly play a different function to those which follow.
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  • cared only for England; Wolsey's object was to play a great part on the European stage.
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  • Thus the Order took its place as the founder of one of the marks on the eastern frontier of Germany, and began to play its part in that Drang nach Osten, which is perhaps the vitally important thing in the history of Germany from the 12th to the 14th century.
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  • A year or two later he learnt to play the violin and to speak French.
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  • His first French play, Les Engagements du hasard, was acted in 1647.
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  • His Timocrate boasted of the longest run (80 nights) recorded of any play in the century.
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  • But questions of sentiment, shop-feeling and trade customs invariably play an important part.
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  • While it is impossible to give a strictly economic interpretation of the earlier history of nations, economic interests so govern the life and determine the policy of modern states that other forces, like those of religion and politics, seem to play only a subsidiary part, modifying here and there the view which is taken of particular questions, but not changing in any important degree the general course of their development.
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  • For this reason guesswork must continue to play an important part in economic history.
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  • In general theory special studies by other men cannot play the same part as they do in historical and statistical work.
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  • He got into some trouble with the chancellor, Gardiner, over a ribald play, "Pammachius," performed by the students, deriding the old ecclesiastical system, though Bonner wrote to Parker of the assured affection he bore him.
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  • Metternich thereupon wrote to his master: "He (Napoleon), has possibly more weaknesses than many other men, and if the empress continues to play upon them, as she begins to realize the possibility of doing, she can render the greatest services to herself and all Europe."
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  • When he was six years of age he announced his intention of going to Conchobar's court at Emain Macha (Navan Rath near Armagh) to play with the boys there.
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  • Hence it became manifest that a very respectable classification can be found in which characters drawn from these bones play a rather important part.
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  • The procession was followed, inside the church, by a curious combination of ritual office and mystery play, the text of which, according to the Ordo processionis asinorum secundum Rothomagensem usum, is given in Du Cange.
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  • Turning to the other problem, that of internal fusion and consolidation, we find that in 466, fourteen years after the fall of Aquileia, the population of the twelve lagoon townships met at Grado for the election of one tribune from each island for the better government of the separate communities, and above all to put an end to rivalries which had already begun to play a disintegrating part.
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  • "Futures" are not used in all markets-for instance, they are not to be found at Bremen; and in those in which they are used they play parts of different prominence-at Havre, for instance, the transactions in "futures" are of incomparably less relative importance than they are at Liverpool.
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  • The men now take hold of the bull-wheels and draw up the slack until the sinker-bar rises, the ' play ' of the jars allowing it to come up 13 in.
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  • As the jar works off, or grows more feeble, by reason of the downward advance of the drill, it is ' tempered ' to the proper strength by letting down the temper-screw to give the jars more play.
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  • The temper-screw forms the connecting link between the walking-beam and cable, and it is ' let out ' gradually to regulate the play of the jars as fast as the drill penetrates.
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  • When its whole length is run down, the rope clamps play very near the well-mouth.
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  • The system of military service and the organization of justice corresponded to the part which the monarchy was thus constrained to play.
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  • They waited; but the closer contact of a prolonged stay only brought into fuller play the essential antipathy of the Greek and the Latin.
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  • Its property of absorbing large proportions of water, up to 80%, and yet present the appearance of a hard solid body, makes the material a basis for the hydrated soaps, smooth and marbled, in which water, sulphate of soda, and other alkaline solutions, soluble silicates, fuller's earth, starch, &c. play an important and bulky part.
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  • In the Greek alchemists it appears as the symbol at once of the art and of the universe, enclosing within itself the four elements; and there is sometimes a play of words between r�dv and r�c30v.
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  • The fight between Achilles and Memnon was often represented by Greek artists, as on the chest of Cypselus, and more than one Greek play was written bearing his name as a title.
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  • Hood is a very usual dialectal form of wood; and in his play Edward the First, George Peele actually alludes to the bandit as "Robin of the Wood."
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  • that he was compelled to reject the theory that oxygen could not play any part in a compound radical - a view which he previously considered as axiomatic; and he suggested the names " proin " or " orthrin " (from the Gr.
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  • Gomberg's triphenyl-methyl play no part in what follows), it is readily seen that the simplest hydrocarbon has the formula CH 4, named methane, in which the hydrogen atoms are of equal value, and which may be pictured as placed at the vertices of a tetrahedron, the carbon atom occupying the centre.
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  • The elements which play important parts in organic compounds are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, chlorine, bromine, iodine, sulphur, phosphorus and oxygen.
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  • Again, he began with far greater facility in literature than in music, if only because a play can be copied ten times faster than a full score.
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  • Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; 3 acts (sketch of play, 1845 poem, 1861-1862; music, 1862-1867).
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  • Parsifal: ein Buhnenweihfestspiel (a solemn stage festival play), 3 acts (poem, 1876-1877; music, 1877-1882, Charfreitagszauber already sketched in 1857).
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  • He continued to play a prominent part in International Socialist politics, striving to arrange concerted action of the working classes to make wars impossible by means of general strikes.
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  • He has written a play in three acts, Dr. Jonathan (1919).
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  • Monks or bonzes are very numerous; they live by alms and in return they teach the young to read, and superintend coronations, marriages, funerals and the other ceremonials which play a large part in the lives of the Cambodians.
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  • For an inland state Minnesota is exceptionally well situated to play a chief part in the commercial life of the country, and various causes combine to make it important in respect to its interstate and foreign trade.
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  • The substantial features of the ancient Dionysiac rites, including a ritual play by "goat-men" carrying a wooden phallus, may still be seen at Bizye, the old residence of the Thracian kings.
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  • His first play, Agis: a tragedy, founded on Plutarch's narrative, was finished in 1747.
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  • After five years' labour he completed his play, which he took to London for Garrick's opinion.
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  • There was a play by Chaeremon called Achilles the Thersites-slayer, probably a satyric drama, the materials of which were taken from the Aethiopis of Arctinus.
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  • From Aristophanes (Peace, 830 ff.) it is concluded that he died before the production of that play (421).
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  • While at New York he wrote a play, The Ocean Waif, or Channel Outlaw, which was acted, and is forgotten.
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  • Lead silicates are obtained as glasses by fusing litharge with silica; they play a considerable part in the manufacture of the lead glasses.
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  • Montrose was of necessity driven to play something of a double part.
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  • The play of the beam is limited by a stop S and a screw R, the latter being so adjusted that when the end Y of the beam is held down the two air-gaps are of equal width.
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  • As it was, his refusal to play this part gave the deathblow to the parliament and to all hope of the immediate creation of a united Germany.
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  • (After Lankester, loc. cit.) has as many structure of the prosoma, and must play an important part economy of these organisms. In Limulus (figs.
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  • Nergal is called the "raging king," the "furious one," and the like, and by a play upon his name - separated into' three elements Ne-urugal "lord of the great dwelling" - his position at the head of the nether-world pantheon is indicated.
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  • He is alluded to by Dunbar in the fragmentary Interlude of the Droichis Part of the Play, where a "droich," or dwarf, personates "the nakit blynd Harry That lang has bene in the fary Farleis to find;" and again in Dunbar's Lament for the Makaris.
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  • It has not the free play which characterizes its activity in Greece and in the philosophy of modern times.
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  • Ladislaus planted large Petcheneg colonies in Transylvania and the trans-Dravian provinces, and established military cordons along the constantly threatened south-eastern boundary, the germs of the future banates 1 (bansagok) which were to play such an important part in the national defence in the following century.
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  • Later a certain Marie Lejay (renamed by the comtesse "Baronne Gay d'Oliva," the last word being apparently an anagram of Valoi), who resembled Marie Antoinette, stated that she had been engaged to play the role of queen in this comedy.
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  • The early collectors of natural curiosities were the founders of zoological science, and to this day the naturalisttraveller and his correlative, the museum curator and systematist, play a most important part in the progress of zoology.
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  • He brought out his first play, La Belle au bois dormant, in 1894 and his first volume of poetry, La Chambre blanche, in 1895.
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  • He produced his first play or opera in 1733, and the next year he married a cousin, D.
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  • Moreover Silva possessed a knowledge of stagecraft, and, if he had lived, he might have emancipated the drama in Portugal from its dependence on foreign writers; but the triple licence of the Palace, the Ordinary and the Inquisition, which a play required, crippled spontaneity and freedom.
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  • The German consul at Pretoria at this j uncture as a volatile, sanguine man, with visionary ideas of the important part Germany was to play in the future as the patron and ally of the South African Republic, and of the extent to which the Bismarckian policy might go in abetting an anti-British campaign.
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  • But even this could be suffered with equanimity, since Buller was about to bring his own force into play, and Buller, it was confidently supposed, would not fail.
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  • Sometimes an outer bow, the secondary rainbow, is observed; this is much fainter than the primary bow, and it exhibits the same play of colours, with the important distinction that the order is reversed, the red being inside and the violet outside.
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  • Climate then is one of the forces which play an important part in the evolution of dress; at the same time care must be taken not to attribute too much influence to it.
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  • A significant feature is the kind of cape which covers the shoulders; it would not and no doubt was not intended to leave play for the arms; it was the dress of the leisured classes, and a typical FIG.
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  • His last play was exhibited in 160 B.C., and shortly after its production he went abroad, "when he had not yet completed his twenty-fifth year."
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  • Terence's earliest play was the Andria, exhibited in 166 B.C. A pretty, but perhaps apocryphal, story is told of his having read the play, before its exhibition, to Caecilius (who, after the death of Plautus, ranked as the foremost comic poet), and of the generous admiration of it manifested by Caecilius.
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  • The next play was the Hecyra, first produced in 165, but withdrawn in consequence of its bad reception, and reproduced in 160.
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  • The chief charge which his detractor brings against him is that of contaminatio, the combining in one play of scenes out of different Greek plays.
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  • The art of his comedies consists in the clearness and simplicity with which the situation is presented and developed, and in the consistency and moderation with which his various characters play their parts.
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  • Each play has an argument in metre by Sulpicius Apollinaris (2nd century of our era).
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  • Frank Buckland, who visited the place, states that after a little while they allowed him to take hold of them, scratch them on the back, and play with them in various ways.
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  • The centrosomes which play so important a part in cell division may be found either lying within or at one side of the nucleus in the vegetative condition of the cell.
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  • Contrary, however, to the experience of others, he has never found that the attraction-spheres play an important part in direct cell-division, or, indeed, that they exert any influence whatever upon the mechanism of the process.
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  • There is thus brought into play a series of processes on the part of the tissues - the vascular inflammatory changes - which is really the first move to neutralize the malign effects.
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  • If the abscess be deeply situated in some tissue and not able to open on to a free surface so allowing the contents to be drained off, the phagocytic cells play a very prominent part in the resolution of the abscess.
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  • At the present time we are quite uncertain what is the ultimate cause of new growths; in all probability there may be one or more aetiological factors at play disturbing that perfect condition of equilibrium of normal tissues.
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  • The sugars are taken up from the circulation and stored in a less soluble form - known as " animal starch " - in the liver and muscle cells; they play an important part in the normal metabolism of the body.
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  • Syracusan and Selinuntine ships under Hermocrates now play a distinguished part in the warfare between Sparta and Athens on the coast of Asia.
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  • There is little in Dunbar which may be called lyrical, and little of the dramatic. His Interlud of the Droichis [Dwarf's] part of the Play, one of the pieces attributed to him, is supposed to be a fragment of a dramatic composition.
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  • In diabetes this organ seems to play a part which is not yet precisely determined; and one fell disease at least has been traced to a violent access of inflammation of this organ, caused perhaps by entry of foreign matters into its duct.
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  • But he was entirely without the weightier qualities requisite for such a part as he undertook to play in public affairs.
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  • But his two chief works, posthumously published, are his Cyprian (London, 1897), a work of great learning, which had occupied him at intervals since early manhood; and The Apocalypse, an Introductory Study (London, 1900), interesting and beautiful, but limited by the fact that the method of study is that of a Greek play, not of a Hebrew apocalypse.
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  • He returned to Paris in the winter, and his second play, Artemire, was produced in February 1720.
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  • The Henriade was at last licensed in France; Brutus, a play which he had printed in England, was accepted for performance, but kept back for a time by the author; and he began the celebrated poem of the Pucelle, the amusement and the torment of great part of his life.
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  • The principal literary results of his early years here were the Discours en vers sur l'homme, the play of Alzire and L'Enfant prodigue (1736), and a long treatise on the Newtonian system which he and Madame du Chatelet wrote together.
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  • He engaged in a foolish and undignified struggle with Crebillon (not fils), a rival set up against him by Madame de Pompadour, but a dramatist who, in part of one play, Rhadamiste et Zenobie, has struck a note of tragedy in the grand Cornelian strain, which Voltaire could never hope to echo.
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  • He kept open house for visitors; he had printers close at hand in Geneva; he fitted up a private theatre in which he could enjoy what was perhaps the greatest pleasure of his whole life - acting in a play of his own, stage-managed by himself.
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  • The Allies had foreseen from the outset that land forces would have to be brought into play sooner or later in their campaign in this region.
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  • Especially constructed lighters, with motor power, were to play an important part in the disembarkations, a number of them having recently arrived from England.
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  • During the next four years Decazes was called upon to play the leading role in the government.
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  • The king's own legitimate brother Edwin made no attempt on the throne, but in 933 he was drowned at sea under somewhat mysterious circumstances; the later chroniclers ascribe his death to foul play on the part of the king, but this seems more than doubtful.
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  • In addition to satisfying these conditions of equilibrium, a ship must fulfil the further condition of stability, so as to keep upright; if displaced slightly from this position, the forces called into play must be such as to restore the ship to the upright again.
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  • In 1899 a theatre was opened close to the town for the sole purpose of performing Schiller's play of Wilhelm Tell.
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  • At his death in 1519 Cardinal Giulio de' Medici (son of the Giuliano murdered in the Pazzi conspiracy) took charge of the government; he met with some opposition and had to play off the Ottimati against the Piagnoni, but he did not rule badly and maintained at all events the outward forms of freedom.
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  • In the circumstances, one must needs adopt the opinion of Fersen's contemporary, Baron Gustavus Armfelt, "One is almost tempted to say that the government wanted to give the people a victim to play with, just as when one throws something to an irritated wild beast to distract its attention.
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  • more general and accounted more dreadful in those primitive religions in which cultual objects play so great a part, than in.
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  • An analysis of the innumerable outbreaks in various parts of Europe indicates that the geological features of the affected districts play a less important part in the incidence of the disease than soil dampness.
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  • This transference of the authority of the latter to a number of distinct bodies and the consequent disintegration of the old organization was a gradual spontaneous movement, - a process of slow displacement, or natural growth and decay, due to the play of economic forces, - which, generally speaking, may be assigned to the 14th and 15th centuries, the very period in which the craft gilds attained the zenith of their power.
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  • The well-known pastoral play of Adam de la Hale, Jeu de Robin et Marion, and the many French songs on the subject, account for the association of the names.
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  • The two parts of this play, like all those by Castro, have the genuine ring of the old romances; and, from their intense nationality, no less than for their primitive poetry and flowing versification, were among the most popular pieces of their day.
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  • Castro's Fuerza de la costumbre is the source of Love's Care, a play ascribed to Fletcher.
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  • See Fernao Lopes, Chronica del Rey Dom Pedro (1735); Camoens, Os Lusiadas; Antonio Ferreira's Ines de Castro, - the first regular tragedy of the Renaissance after the Sofonisba of Trissino; Luis Velez de Guevara, Reinar despues de morir, an admirable play; and Ferdinand Denis, Chroniques chevaleresques de l'Espagne et du Portugal.
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  • There is more monologue than dialogue in this play.
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  • His few lyrics were spirited ballads of adventure, inspired by an exalted patriotism - "The Revenge" (1878), "The Defence of Lucknow" (1879) - but he reprinted and finally published his old suppressed poem, The Lover's Tale, and a little play of his, The Falcon, versified out of Boccaccio, was produced by the Kendals at their theatre in the last days of 1879.
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  • The qualities of the new Chinese schools were essentially those of the older dynasties: breadth, simplicity, a daringly calligraphic play of brush that strongly recalled the accomplishments of the famous scribes, anti a coloring that varied between sparing washes of flat local tints and a strength and brilliancy of decorative effort that rivalled even that of the Buddhist pictures.
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  • He strove to play the part of royal captive heroically, but the prison life galled him.
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  • If he recovers from the depression, the local symptoms begin to play a much more important part than in cobra-poisoning: great swelling and discoloration extending up the limb and trunk, rise of temperature and repeated syncope, and laboured respiration.
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  • Vanadium, molybdenum and titanium may be expected soon to play an important part in the constitution of steel.
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  • Claudius Marcellus in 222 over the Gauls in a play called Clastidium, he gave the first specimen of the fabula praetexta in his Alimonium Romuli et Remi, based on the most national of all Roman traditions.
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  • In their withdrawal, by a historic disregard of fair play, the Germans not merely refused to put at the disposal of the Lithuanian authorities the necessary means of defence, but under a military convention allowed the Bolshevist troops to march into evacuated zones at a mean distance of io kilometres.
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  • They had, in fact, no idea of doing wrong, and their moral feelings did not come into play.
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  • In such a religion exactness of ritual must play a large part - so large, indeed, that many modern critics have been.
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  • The scryer may let his consciousness play freely, but should not be disturbed by lookers-on.
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