Play off sentence example

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  • Legg left the bluebirds after the play off final in 2003.
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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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  • For some time longer the Tatars remained troublesome neighbours, capable of invading and devastating large tracts of Russian territory and of threatening even the city of Moscow, but the Horde was now broken up into independent and mutually hostile khanates, and the Moscow diplomatists could generally play off one khanate against the other, so that there was no danger of the old political domination being re-established.
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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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  • The powers were generally less concerned for the captives than for the acquisition of trading privileges, and the Beys took advantage of the commercial rivalry of England and France to play off the one power against the other.
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  • The irritation of the latter was greatly Mazarin's own fault; he had tried consistently to play off the king's brother Gaston of Orleans against Conde, and their respective followers against each other, and had also, as his carnets prove, jealously kept any courtier from getting into the good graces of the queen-regent except by his means, so that it was not unnatural that the nobility should hate him, while the queen found herself surrounded by his creatures alone.
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  • But his true motives were soon apparent; his object was to play off the nationalism of the " Illyrians " against the radicalism of Magyars and Germans, and thus to preserve his province for the monarchy; and the Hungarian radicals played into his hands.
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  • Then Louis, inducing his brother to accept Guienne, - where, surrounded by faithful royal officers, he was harmless for the time being, - undertook to play off the Lancastrians against Edward IV.
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  • In Sicily Spanish rule was less absolute, for the island had not been conquered, but had given itself over voluntarily to the Aragonese; and the parliament, formed by the three bracci or orders (the militare consisting of the nobility, the ecclesiastico, of the clergy, and the demaniale, of the communes), imposed certain limitations on the viceroy, who had to play off the three bracci against each other.
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  • Otto, meanwhile, whom he was unwise enough to trust, made peace secretly with Hugh, as it was his interest to play off his two old enemies one against the other.
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  • As for Tiger's play-off secret - he made it sound almost banal.
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  • Fortunately they managed to hang on and give a boost to their play-off aspirations.
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  • It was a fitting conclusion to what was another fantastic evening for Swindon Speedway and another significant step toward a Play-Off berth.
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  • Curtis was coming up the eighteenth, needing a birdie for a play-off.
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  • It sent the bluebirds flying nearer a play-off berth and The Foxes into a right hole.
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  • His Kidderminster play-off contenders instantly showed a keen spirit of adventure with three forward pushed onto Swansea's back line.
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  • Nonetheless a win at Ashton Gate is a must for City to launch themselves into play-off contention.
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  • City still need points to ensure safety from relegation, while a few good wins would catapult Ciren back into promotion play-off contention.
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  • The news will send out shock waves among Bluebirds ' fans who are still disgruntled at City's slip from play-off contention.
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  • The format was to play two foursomes and five singles on each day of a round robin play off.
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  • Daily Mirror JOHN HOLLINS is convinced Swansea's promotion drive has been fuelled by memories of last season's play-off heartache.
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  • The relief left a packed Racecourse free to celebrate Wales ' fourth game without defeat since their Euro 2004 play-off heartbreak to Russia.
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  • Two years ago they left the Welsh capital heartbroken following their penalty shoot-out defeat by Birmingham in the play-off final.
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  • This result means that Huddersfield's play-off hopes have faded even further into the distance.
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  • Fans and players alike were left feeling a little disappointed after coming out of the hat alongside the two First Division play-off hopefuls.
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  • The Scottish women's champions skipped by Edith Loudon missed out on a place on the medal podium in the Bronze medal play-off.
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  • Any sports event worth its salt is shown here, from American football to League Two play-off semi finals.
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  • The Regional Finals shall be organized with four teams playing two semifinals, one Regional Final and a third/fourth place play-off.
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  • Twelve points adrift of a play-off place in the Nationwide League first division, their hopes of promotion appear slim at best.
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  • Manager John Hollins said the day after the play-off defeat he would strengthen the squad for a serious promotion push.
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  • The Mistress of Ceremonies, Crystal, opened the day with the play-off of the Annual Unity Shield 5-a-side football tournament.
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  • Watford took three giant steps toward the play-off final in Cardiff with an emphatic win over Crystal Palace this afternoon.
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  • Nevertheless, at this the eleventh hour of ter opportunities, Sweden might still have saved something from the wreck of her empire if Charles had behaved like a reasonable being (see CHARLES Peter The Great; Gortz, Georg Heinricii Von; Osterman, Andrei); but he would only consent to play off Russia against England, and his sudden death before Fredrikshald (Dec. i 1, 1718) left Sweden practically at the end of her resources and at the mercy of her enemies.
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  • From 1293 onward Philip and his sons had been striving to make an end of the power of the Plantagenets in Aquitaine, sometimes by the simple argument of war, more frequently by the insidious process of encroaching on ducal rights, summoning litigants to Paris, and encouraging local magnates and cities alike to play off their allegiance to their suzerain against that to their immediate lord.
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  • The winners of the semi finals will move to the final where the losers will play in the third place play off.
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  • Each player has their own melody and with multiple players, each plays a solo they play off one another.
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  • You can play off of this theme with several different art objects.
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  • It's just that easy," (a play off of the well-known Staples 'Easy' button), and "Jesus died for [my space] in Heaven."
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  • You want your wedding reception to be classy but still be able to play off of the fun of the day.
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  • All you have to do is learn to play off of the rich tones in the tablecloths or accentuate the beauty and magic of the fall season.
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  • Every hero needs a bad guy to play off of, and Stretch was no exception.
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  • When the Virgo woman and Scorpio man enter and maintain a relationship, these traits play off of, and often complement, each other.
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  • Some of it is guesswork, and some of it is learning how to play off someone else's emotions.
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  • Instead of relying on your bag to play off your shoes, go ahead and update your look with subtle metallic eye shadow or perhaps a shimmering highlighter swept across your cheekbones.
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  • On the How to Make Jewelry website, you can find some that play off of the basic stitch you made for the candy stripe bracelet.
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  • Many of the corn recipes play off of a south of the border theme.
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  • Paying attention to how both the wording and graphics play off each other is also important.
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