Plot Sentence Examples

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  • The plot summary leaves a lot to be desired!

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  • To plot against him, to attempt his life by poison or the sword, was accounted virtuous.

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  • Set this keyboard to generate a scatter plot.

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  • Sofia didn't have time to plot how to approach her.

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  • As a novel Valentine has little to commend it; the plot is feeble and the characters shadowy.

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  • The plot twist is lifted directly from the Woman in White.

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  • He purchased a plot of land from his cousin.

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  • The issue of this plot was the well-known fight of "Clear-the-Causeway," in which Gavin Douglas's part stands out in picturesque relief.

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  • Rumours of a reactionary plot by Austria and the Jesuits against Pius, induced him to create a national guard and to appoint Cardinal Ferretti as secretary of state.

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  • A plot to carry off the young Mortimers was defeated; but Mowbray, the earl marshal, who had been privy to it, raised a rebellion in the north supported by Archbishop Scrope of York.

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  • From the continuous records of slack and strain combined with the weight of the cable it is a simple matter to calculate and plot the depths along the whole route of the cable as actually laid.

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  • It's no joke, this plot you've hatched.

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  • Albany's longer absence in France permitted the partyfaction of the nobles to come to a head in a plot by the earl of Arran to seize the earl of Angus, the queen's husband.

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  • He was accused of complicity in a plot to murder Duke Henry, who in return ravaged the archiepiscopal lands in Saxony and Thuringia.

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  • The plot is both improbable and unpleasing.

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  • The plot would never have been a menace to Austria but for her treatment of the conspirators.

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  • The distinction between this Satura and the plays of Euripides or Menander was that it had no regular plot.

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  • An example of a noise contour plot of road traffic noise in a residential area is shown.

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  • The plot being discovered, Garibaldi fled, but was condemned to death by default on the 3rd of June 1834.

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  • After his release in May 1819, having broken away from Henry Hunt and the more moderate reformers, he prepared a new and comprehensive plot.

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  • In a third tragedy, Love's Sacrifice (acted c. 1630; printed in 1633), he again worked on similar materials; but this time he unfortunately essayed to base the interest of his plot upon an unendurably unnatural possibility - doing homage to virtue after a fashion which is in itself an insult.

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  • For one thing, they only listed the title of the movie, the name of the production company that filmed it and a brief mention of the plot.

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  • Plot the line you will take through the rapid, using your identified points of reference.

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  • In the autumn of the same year he was appointed to preach in St Mary's on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, and apparently used the occasion to clear himself of a suspicion, which, however, haunted him through life, of a secret leaning to the Romish communion.

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  • The party which had set up the Committee of Public Safety was now struck down by the very man who through the Directory inherited by direct lineal descent the dictatorial powers instituted in the spring of 1793 for the salvation of the republic. It remains to add that the suspects in the plot of October 1800 were now guillotined (31st of January 1801), and that two of the plotters closely connected with the affair of Nivose were also executed (21st of April).

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  • A similar plot and rebellion took place in the province of Pernambuco, where the inhabitants of the important commercial city of Recife (Pernambuco) were jealous of Rio and the sacrifices they were compelled to make for the support of the luxurious court there.

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  • The characters are well drawn and the dialogue full of comic strength, the scenes knit together and the plot skilfully worked out.

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  • In February 1643 Fiennes was sent down to Bristol, arrested Colonel Essex the governor, executed the two leaders of a plot to deliver up the city, and received a commission himself as governor on the 1st of May 1643.

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  • Cassilis was a Protestant and the patron of Knox's friend and teacher, George Wishart; Cassilis would not commit himself formally, and the threads of the plot are lost, owing to a great gap in the records.

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  • At the intersection of a street with an avenue there is usually the reservation of a small triangular grass plot at least.

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  • The manner in which this subject is worked out will appear from the following summary in which we distinguish (I) the plot, i.e.

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  • But Agrippina saved herself by swimming, and wrote to her son, announcing her escape, and affecting entire ignorance of the plot.

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  • The plan to murder Nero was frustrated by a freedman Milichus, who, in the hope of a large reward, disclosed the whole plot.

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  • For some weeks the plot appeared to progress favourably.

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  • The bibliography of the contemporary controversy is given in the article on Henry Garnet in the Dictionary of National Biography and in The Gunpowder Plot by David Jardine (1857), the latter work still remaining the principal authority on the subject; add to these Gardiner's Hist.

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  • A large number of letters and papers in the State Paper Office relating to the plot were collected in one volume in 1819, called the Gunpowder Plot Book; these are noted in their proper place in the printed calendars of State Papers, Domestic Series; see also articles on FAWKES, GUY; TRESHAM, FRANCIS; MONTEAGLE, WILLIAM PARKER, 4TH BARON; PERCY, THOMAS; CATESBY, ROBERT; GARNET, HENRY; DIGBY, SIR EVERARD.

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  • St. Lukes occupies a generously-sized plot which extends to around an acre in total.

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  • The pediatrician will weigh the baby and plot his growth on a special chart.

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  • Record your daily temperature readings in spreadsheet or plot them on graph paper.

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  • The basic plot of the Terminator movies is cyborgs, or terminators, are designed to take over the world from the human race.

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  • The basic plot remains the same, with humanity fleeing from a Cylon attack.

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  • The plot leaves plenty of room for humor and action.

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  • Make a list of your necessities for the upcoming year, and then plot out how you will buy your pieces to save the most money.

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  • When you're ready, make a brief summary or plot outline for your game.

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  • Participants will wrap their packages so as to conceal the true nature of the gifts, and plot out ways to claim the "best" gifts.

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  • The plot involves Frosty finding a wife named Crystal, who comes to life when Frosty makes her a bouquet of ice flowers.

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  • The plot is a little more complicated than the previous Frosty specials.

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  • While the swinging lifestyle is featured in a television or movie plot from time to time, it typically exists under the radar.

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  • Source local maps from the internet, and use the phone book to plot a course.

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  • If you are able to recall the plot in any detail, you weren't trying hard enough to be romantic together!

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  • From small independent films to major big screen blockbusters, every detail of a movie is carefully planned to match the plot, characters, and overall message.

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  • Heirloom engagement rings are popular choices on Hollywood sets because they show the characters' sentimental, family-oriented side, regardless of the movie plot.

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  • Tell readers just enough about the plot to get them interested.

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  • The location you choose may have a bearing on how the plot unfolds.

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  • Some people like to write out the events in the plot on a piece of paper first, while others just dive into the story and start writing.

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  • If it doesn't advance the plot, then leave it out.

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  • This may be an effective strategy if the novel is one that has one main plot accompanied by subplots.

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  • He or she must take care to ensure that each meeting or conversation advances the plot somehow.

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  • The outline can also be used to plot out different scenes before the actual writing begins.

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  • Your dialogue and your plot need to be completely believable, even if your characters happen to be a talking dog and a young girl sent to Earth on a spaceship.

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  • As you're reading the book, it's a good idea to have a small notebook handy so you can jot down important plot developments, specific quotes, or other key information that you may want to include in your review.

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  • Airplanes can be dull, and unless the in-flight movie is a real blockbuster, chances are you're going to be spending that flight staring out the window as you view a mundane plot of clouds.

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  • Plot out the national parks and rest areas on your map, and just go where the road takes you!

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  • The basic plot line of these toys is that the robots - originally from another planet - transform into familiar forms in order to blend into the environment on Earth.

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  • The Beast Wars Transformers plot, for example, takes place many years before the modern age.

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  • Spend a few moments watching his favorite television program, and ask him why he is interested in the plot or the characters.

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  • Since the image was accompanied by a plot description, the artists were given free rein to express themselves.

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  • In the absence of a plot description, moviegoers are only given what is called a logline-a short, cryptic sentence that may or may not give away what they're going to see when the curtain goes up.

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  • When filmerati talk about first, second and third acts in movies, they are referring to the internal logic of the plot, which generally follows a three act structure.

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  • The editor must include enough to give the audience some idea of the plot and some glimpse of scenes that will make them wish to see the film.

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  • While the plot is similar to past Superman movies, with villains working toward draining him of his powers, Return strays a bit from the "I'm an alien and trying to fit in" to one that most of us are more familiar with.

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  • Directed by Wil Shriner and starring Logan Leman, Brie Larson, Cody Linley, and Luke Wilson, Hoot is filled with plot twists and humor.

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  • You can find reviews which discuss the historical significance of the movie as well as reviews that study the resulting ripple of movies which mimic Casablanca with plot and other factors.

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  • If all else fails, talk about the plot points themselves but be sure not to give it away.

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  • Visiting IMDB, you'll find cast bios, a full synopsis of the plot, and lots of additional information.

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  • It highlights the major plot points involving Edward's departure, Jacob's love for Bella and his transformation into a werewolf to protect her from the vampires.

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  • It's a short clip of an upcoming film that includes a brief summary of the movie's plot and shows a few suspenseful scenes.

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  • The trailers for these movies are more than just a preview or a plot summary; they are a chance to see what changes are made from the book to adapt it to the silver screen.

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  • James Bond-with gadgets, of course-is out to stop "Operation Grand Slam," Auric Goldfinger's plot to break into Fort Knox to destroy the economy.

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  • The first National Treasure movie is part of a continuing movie franchise focused around the same plot and characters.

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  • Similar in plot mechanics to The Da Vinci Code, the clues connect Gates to the Declaration of Independence, the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.

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  • There is also a foil to the plot when Ian ends up getting arrested at the film's conclusion.

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  • The plot of the movie, while complicated, revolves around the head of the Avatar program, Grace Augustine and Jake Sully.

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  • The plot of the film tells their interactions on Pandora.

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  • There is also a love plot featuring Jake and one of the other Avatar characters, Na'vi, Netriri.

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  • While the plot of Avatar will be fodder for science fiction buffs for many years to come as will many of the film's images, some believe that the background of Avatar's creation is almost more interesting than the film.

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  • For fan's of Avatar, the plot of the film is enough to keep talking about the film from previews to DVD release.

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  • The movie has been announced, but very little has leaked yet about the plot, and only the aforementioned fan-created trailers are available.

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  • There is often narration or the scenes are cut together in such a way so as to create a plot.

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  • This vain young favourite of the king was treated as though he were really a formidable traitor, and his friend, De Thou, son of the historian, whose sole guilt was not to have revealed the plot, was placed in a boat behind the stately barge of the cardinal and thus conveyed up the Rhone to his trial and death at Lyons.

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  • The policy of delay in the execution of the plot which the Uitlander leaders found themselves compelled to adopt was determined by a variety of causes.

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  • More than one plot on the part of Boers who had taken the oath of allegiance was hatched in Johannesburg, the most serious, perhaps, being that of Brocksma, formerly third public prosecutor under the republic. On the i 5th of September 1901 Brocksma and several others were arrested as spies and conspirators.

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  • From Paris he rendered the government important service by gathering and transmitting information respecting the Jacobite plot; and in 1716 he returned to England, resumed his seat, and took frequent part in the debates.

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  • According to Plutarch, he attempted to break the power of Corinth, by requesting the Corinthians to send him 1000 of their picked youths, ostensibly to aid him in war, his real intention being to put them to death; but the plot was revealed.

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  • Anti-Catholic feeling ran so high that, after the discovery of the Popish Plot, he found it wiser to retire to Brussels (1679), while Shaftesbury and the Whigs planned to exclude him from the succession.

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  • He was aware of, though not an open advocate of the "Assassination Plot," which was directed against William.

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  • He took a leading part in the examination into the army plot; was one of the commissioners appointed to attend the king to Scotland in August 1641; and was nominated one of the committee of safety in July 1642.

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  • But, although greatly strengthened, the Guelphs, who now may be called the democrats as opposed to the Ghibelline aristocrats, were by no means wholly victorious, and in 1251 they had to defend themselves against a league of Ghibelline cities (Siena, Pisa and Pistoia) assisted by Florentine Ghibellines; the Florentine Uberti, who had been driven into exile after their plot of 1258, took refuge in Siena and encouraged that city in its hostility to Florence.

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  • A plot of the Donati to establish their influence over Florence with the help of Boniface VIII.

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  • The result of the plot was that, although Giuliano was murdered, Lorenzo strengthened his position, and put to death or exiled numbers of his enemies.

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  • Compromised in the falsification of a decree suppressing the India Company and in a plot to bribe certain members of the Convention, especially Fabre d'Eglantine and C. Bazire, he was arrested, brought before the Revolutionary Tribunal, and was condemned and executed at the same time as the Dantonists, who protested against being associated with such a "fripon."

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  • Among the five leading citizens concerned in the plot was Bernardo del Nero, a very aged man of lofty talents and position.

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  • Henry then became involved in a plot to murder the king, which was discovered in time, and the good offices of his mother secured for him a pardon at Christmas 941.

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  • The art of both stories is great, and that of the episode of the daughter Susannah in Roxana is consummate; but the transitions of the later plot are less natural than those in Moll Flanders.

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  • Plot he disregards, and he is fond of throwing his dialogues into regular dramatic form, with by-play prescribed and stage directions interspersed.

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  • If we determine the freezing-points of a number of mixtures varying in composition from pure A to pure B, we can plot the freezing-point curve.

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  • In 1844 his portrait was painted by Richmond, and the same year he published a volume of university sermons, in which, however, was not included the one on the Gunpowder Plot.

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  • The amount of homestead exempt from seizure for debt is limited in value to $5000, and may not include more than two acres in a town plot or more than 260 acres elsewhere.

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  • The watchfulness of the court was, however, aroused, and on the discovery of the Rye House Plot, Sidney, who had always been regarded in a vague way as dangerous, was arrested while at dinner on the 26th of June 1683.

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  • Repnin knew that the allied courts would never consent to such a measure; but he secretly encouraged the plot for his own purposes, with signal success.

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  • A plot to murder Nicholas at his coronation on the 24th of May 1829 was not carried out, and when he held the fourth diet on the 30th of May 1830, the Poles made an ostentatious show of their nationality which Nicholas was provoked to describe as possibly patriotic but certainly not civil.

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  • His uncle receives him with joy, but the barons of the court are bitterly jealous and plot his destruction.

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  • He does so, and the same drama of plot and counter-plot is resumed.

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  • The army plot, the scheme for using Scotland against England, and the attempt upon the five members were the fruits of her political activity.

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  • In 1791 two "representatives on mission" informed the Convention of the disquieting condition of Vendee, and this news was quickly followed by the exposure of a royalist plot organized by the marquis de la Rouerie.

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  • Although most of the settlers were too loyal to be led into any such plot they generally agreed that it might have a good effect by bringing pressure to bear upon the Federal government.

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  • It is fairly certain that Pechlin was at the bottom of the plot for murdering Gustavus in 1792.

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  • The plot was discovered by the regent's spies, and Armfelt only escaped from the man-of-war sent to Naples to seize him, with the assistance of Queen Caroline.

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  • The plot being discovered, Anna forfeited her property and fortune, though, by the clemency of her brother, she escaped with her life.

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  • He was in the habit of visiting the house of Richard Bellamy, who lived near Harrow and was under suspicion on account of his connexion with Jerome Bellamy, who had been executed for sharing in Anthony Babington's plot.

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  • On the very day on which this ukaz was signed-13th of March 1881 - he fell a victim to a Nihilist plot.

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  • A man buried his wife in a plot he had bought in a Catholic cemetery.

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  • Toward the end of the same year a plot was formed to overthrow the republic and to restore the monarchy.

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  • Of these, Forty Hall, in splendidly timbered grounds, is from the designs of Inigo Jones; and a former mansion occupying the site of White Webbs House was suspected as the scene of the hatching of Gunpowder Plot.

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  • This fact and the peculiar character of the houses must have given to Silchester rather the appearance of a village with scattered cottages, each in its own plot facing its own way, than a town with regular and continuous streets.

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  • The prime mover in the plot, Stefano Porcaro, was executed.

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  • King James I., who had coquetted twenty years previously with Clement VIII., and then had avenged the Gunpowder Plot (1605) by the most stringent regulation of his Roman Catholic subjects, was now dazzled by the project of the Spanish marriage.

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  • In representing on a diagram the phenomena of equilibrium in a two-component system we require a third axis along which p to plot the composition of a variable phase.

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  • If the temperature at which this dense spontaneous shower of crystals is found be determined for different concentrations of solution, we can plot a "supersolubility curve," which is found generally to run roughly parallel to the "solubility curve" of steady equilibrium between liquid and already existing solid.

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  • She contrived to escape uninjured during the crisis of the Popish Plot in 1678.

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  • He became domiciled in England in 1587-1588, leaving Holland on the discovery of his complicity in a political plot, and was appointed (1588) rector of Tattenhall, Staffordshire.

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  • Walls, inclined to each other at obtuse angles, enclosed a plot of ground having in the middle a low tumulus of elliptic form, about 35 metres from east to west by 20 from north to south.

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  • The plot of the medieval romance of Amis and Amiles is built entirely on such a brotherhood.

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  • Appleton was first permanently settled in 1833, and was named in honour of Samuel Appleton of Massachusetts, who owned part of the original town plot.

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  • He had been accused in 1562 of a plot to seize the queen and put her into the keeping of the earl of Arran, whose pretensions to her hand ended only when his insanity could no longer be concealed.

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  • The detection of a plot, in which Norfolk was implicated, for the invasion of England by Spain on behalf of Mary, who was then to take him as the fourth and most contemptible of her husbands, made necessary the reduction of her household and the stricter confinement of her person.

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  • A treaty projected on the news of the massacre of St Bartholomew, by which Mary should be sent back to Scotland for immediate execution, was broken off by the death of the earl of Mar, who had succeeded Lennox as regent; nor was it found possible to come to acceptable terms on a like understanding with his successor Morton, who in 1577 sent a proposal to Mary for her restoration, which she declined, in suspicion of a plot laid to entrap her by the policy of Sir Francis Walsingham, the most unscrupulously patriotic of her English enemies, who four years afterwards sent word to Scotland that the execution of Morton, so long the ally of England, would be answered by the execution of Mary.

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  • It is maintained by those admirers of Mary who assume her to have been an almost absolute imbecile, gifted with the power of imposing herself on the world as a woman of unsurpassed ability, that, while cognisant of the plot for her deliverance by English rebels and an invading army of foreign auxiliaries, she might have been innocently unconscious that this conspiracy involved the simultaneous assassination of Elizabeth.

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  • The number of variegated and various-coloured hardy shrubs is now so great that a most pleasant plot for a " Winter Garden " may be arrayed with plants.

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  • When the length of the flowering season is considered, it will be obvious that it is impossible to keep up the show of a single border or plot for six months together, since plants, as they are commonly arranged, come dropping into and out of flower one after another; and even where a certain number are in bloom at the same time, they necessarily stand apart, and so the effects of contrast, which can be perceived only among adjacent objects, are lost.

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  • The subordinate characters are conceived with even more force and vividness; and the plot, which reflects precisely the struggles and aspirations of the period that immediately followed the Seven Years' War, is simply and naturally unfolded.

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  • In 1865, through a companion in arms named O'Neill, he was brought into contact with Fenianism, and having learnt of the Fenian plot against Canada, he mentioned the designs when writing home to his father.

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  • He was the first to give an artistic form to the Atellanae Fabulae by arranging beforehand the details of the plot which had hitherto been left to improvisation, and providing a written text.

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  • His attachment to the Stuarts also caused him to remain a non-juror, and on the discovery of the plot of Atterbury, whose secretary he was, he was forced to flee to France.

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  • In the dispute between the army and parliament he played a chief part, and was said to have been the principal author of the plot to seize King Charles at Holmby, but he did not participate in the king's trial.

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  • Implicated in a plot against Napoleon III.

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  • This success was followed up by the production of the Comediens (1820), a poor play, with little plot, and the Paria (1821), with still less, but containing some well-written choruses.

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  • In April 1586 he became, with the priest John Ballard, leader of a plot to murder Elizabeth and her ministers, and organize a general Roman Catholic rising in England and liberate Mary.

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  • The detection of the plot led to Mary's own destruction.

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  • However, the court party soon after concocted a fresh plot for the duke's destruction; John boldly denounced his traducers, and the quarrel was appeased by the intervention of the king's mother.

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  • In 1678 the university registers which had been in his custody for eighteen years were removed, as it was feared that he would be implicated in the Popish plot.

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  • He was implicated by Francois Chabot in the falsification of a decree relative to the East India Company, and though his share seems to have been simply that he did not reveal the plot, of which he knew but part, he was accused before the Revolutionary Tribunal at the same time as Danton and Camille Desmoulins, and was executed on the 5th of April 1794.

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  • It was stated in a leaflet circulated throughout Paris that Favras had organized a plot of which the count of Provence was the moving spirit.

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  • The count hastened publicly to disavow Favras in a speech delivered before the commune of Paris and in a letter to the National Assembly, although there is no reasonable doubt of his complicity in the plot that did exist.

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  • He refused to give any information of the alleged plot, and the sentence was carried out on the Place de Greve the next day, to the delight of the populace, since it was the first instance when no distinction in the mode of execution was allowed between noble and commoner.

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  • Upon the exposure of the plot the cardinal exiled her to her estate at Eu, near Amiens, where she died.

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  • Shortly before the death of the old king a plot in the harem to assassinate him, and apparently to place one of his sons on the throne, was discovered and its investigation ordered, leading after his death to the condemnation of many high-placed men and women.

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  • His death was brought on by the rigour with which he treated the princesses, one of whom, with or without the connivance of the caliph, organized a plot for his assassination, and he died in September 1160.

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  • Wessel, who up to that time had only been known as the president of a club of wits, immediately wrote Love without Stockings (1772), in which a plot of the most abject triviality is worked out in strict accordance with the rules of French tragedy, and in most pompous and pathetic Alexandrines.

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  • Sir John was certainly a friend of Creighton, laird of Branston, who was deeply implicated in the plot, but Creighton also befriended the reformer during his evangelical labours in Midlothian.

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  • The Rye House plot gave an excuse for arresting the Whig leaders; Russell and Sidney were judicially murdered; Monmouth retired to Toddington, in Bedfordshire, and was left untouched.

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  • Save for the abortive Scrope and Cambridge plot in favour of Mortimer in July 1415, the rest of his reign was free from serious trouble at home.

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  • For once true to their country, they helped Buccleuch to defeat a large English force at Ancram Moor in February 1545, and Henry, seeking help from Cassilis, revived the plot to murder Beaton.

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  • We lose trace of the plot to slay him from the 10th of October 1 545 till the end of May 1546, the documents being missing; but on the 29th of May 1546 Beaton was cruelly murdered in his castle of St Andrews.

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  • The details of the final and successful plot were uncertain - the martyr Wishart cannot be identified with Wishart the would-be murderer - but with Beaton practically expired the chances of the French and Catholic party in Scotland.

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  • Meanwhile the needy and reckless Bothwell, a partisan of Mary of Guise, a Protestant and the foe of England, was accused by Arran of proposing to him a conspiracy to seize the queen, but the ensuing madness of Arran left this plot a mystery, though Bothwell was imprisoned till he escaped in August 1562.

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  • Morton and Lindsay were brought into the plot, while Murray, in England, also signed.

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  • In England the Ridolphi-Norfolk plot was discovered, and at the end of 1571 Buchanan's " Detection" of Mary, with translations of the Casket Letters, was published.

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  • In 1586, the Babington plot was arranged, and discovered by those who had allowed it to be arranged.

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  • The most probable explanation is that Gowrie laid, with the utmost secrecy, a plot to lure James to Perth, kidnap him there, transport him to Fastcastle, a fortress of the profligate and intriguing Logan of Restalrig, on the Berwickshire coast, and then raise the Presby- terian party.

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  • Certainly no plot was laid by James to entrap the Ruthvens, and the only question is, was the brawl in which they fell accidental, or had a plot hatched in deep secrecy been frustrated by unexpected circumstances?

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  • All that is known of Montrose, in this matter, is that from prison he had written thrice to Charles, and that Charles had intended to show his third letter to Argyll, Hamilton and Lanark, on the very day when they, suspecting a plot, retired into the country (12th of October).

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  • Charles might have been unable, in the frenzy of the popish plot of Titus Oates, to send forces from England, but as he chose the popular Protestant, the duke of Monmouth, to command them, he was allowed to despatch some regiments.

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  • This, coming on the head of the Rye House murder plot (of which the Rev. Mr Carstairs, the agent of Argyll, and probably Argyll himself, then in Holland, were not ignorant), caused the government to demand, at the hands of the military, from all and sundry, an " Abjuration " of Renwick's anarchist utterances.

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  • The marriage was unhappy; James was eternally occupied with the business of his cause and the feuds of his adherents; Clementina lost her gaiety and became causelessly jealous; and her retreat to a convent in 1725 was a greater blow to the cause than the failure of Atterbury's plot (1720), the alleged treason of Mar and the splits in the Jacobite party.

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  • The Jacobites surrounding James in Rome never ceased to weave at the endless tissue of their plot, but in Scotland nothing more substantial than the drinking of loyal healths was done, between the flight of Lockhart of Carnwath, the manager of the party, and the years of 1737-1744.

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  • In 1677 Plot was elected F.R.S., and he was secretary for the Royal Society from 1682 to 1684.

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  • The unwieldiness of the plot and its inconsistencies show, too, that Schiller had not yet mastered the new form of drama; but Don Carlos at least provided him with an opportunity of expressing ideas of political and intellectual freedom with which, as the disciple of Rousseau, he was in warm sympathy.

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  • The plot of ground which can support a single cow (or 2 heifers, 3 calves or sheep, 4 pigs or 8 goats) is called a Kuhstoss (of which there are 270,389 in Switzerland), and it is in these terms that the productiveness of the alp is reckoned.

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  • Owen had a greater plot in hand.

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  • He thus defeated the plot to keep him silent.

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  • Louis began his rebellious career by a futile attempt to seduce the cities of Agenais into treason, and then he prepared a plot to seize the king and his minister Pierre de Breze.

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  • Antoine de Chabannes, who was to be the instrument of the plot, revealed it to Charles, and Louis was mildly punished by being sent off to Dauphine (1447).

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  • Among the Indian adventurers who thronged Alexander's camp in the Punjab, each with his plot for winning a kingdom or crushing a rival, Chandragupta Maurya, an exile from the Gangetic valley, seems to have played a somewhat ignominious part.

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  • But with the excuse of a pretended plot he put a number of the most conspicuous persons in the kingdoms to death, and had William himself blinded.

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  • Incensed by the failure of their plot, the friars obtained the recall of Despujols.

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  • Ten days after the plot was discovered Manila and five other provinces were officially proclaimed in a state of siege.

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  • An example of this occurs at the outset in the assertion that Moawiya deliberately refrained from marching to the help of Othman, and indeed that it was with secret joy that he heard of the fatal result of the plot.

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  • From 1882 to 1894 the chief event in the newly opened kingdom was a plot by the Tai-wonKun, the father of the emperor, to seize on power, which led to an attack on the Japanese legation, the members of which were compelled to fight their way, and that not bloodlessly, to the sea.

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  • A slight insurrection was easily suppressed, and a plot formed by some nobles to hand him over to the English king, Henry VII., came to nothing.

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  • A number of officers, as well as of men in civil life, were mixed up in the plot, while the methods employed were the lowest forms of anonymous slander; but at the first breath of exposure every one concerned hurried to cover up his part in it, leaving Conway to shoulder both the responsibility and the disgrace.

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  • This is the plot of the Acts of Thecla, a story which probably goes back to the first century.

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  • The only victim of this plot was Ali, who died at Kufa in 661, of the wound inflicted by a poisoned weapon.

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  • Returning in June 1678 to Tonge, he set himself to forge a plot by piecing together things true and false, or true facts falsely interpreted, and by inventing treasonable letters and accounts of preparations for military action.

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  • Kirkby having given the king his information, Oates was sent for (13th August), and in a private interview gave details, in forty-three articles, of the plot and the persons who had engaged to assassinate Charles.

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  • To bolster up the case a fresh packet of five forged letters was concocted (31st August); but the forgery was transparent, and even Sir William Jones, the attorney-general, though a violent upholder of the plot, dared not produce them as evidence.

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  • Coleman in turn informed the duke, and he, since the immediate exposure of the plot was of the utmost consequence to him, induced Charles to compel Oates to appear (28th September) before the privy council.

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  • On the 21st of October parliament met, and, though Charles in his speech had barely alluded t o o the plot, all other business was put aside and Oates was called before the House.

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  • Sir George Wakeman, the queen's physician, was accused of purposing to poison the king, and the queen was named as being concerned in the plot.

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  • In 1691 he became acquainted with William Fuller, whom he induced to forge another plot, though not with the success he had himself attained.

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  • The plot was forced on prematurely by the suspicions excited at court, and the rash attempt to rouse the city of London (8th of February 1601) proved a complete fiasco.

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  • The Gunpowder Plot had aroused in the Commons warmer feelings towards the king; they passed severe laws against recusants, and granted a triple subsidy.

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  • The plot leaked out; the rest of the monks were induced to elect John de Gray, and he too was despatched to Rome.

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  • In 1711 the Princess Palatine wrote to the Electress Sophia of Hanover, and suggested that he was an English nobleman who had taken part in a plot of the duke of Berwick against William III.

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  • Jung (La Verite sur la masque de fer) had brought forward another candidate, with the attractive name of "Marechiel," a soldier of Lorraine who had taken part in a poisoning plot against Louis XIV., and was arrested at Peronne by Louvois in 1673, and said to be lodged in the Bastille and then sent to Pignerol.

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  • In 1605 he published his Remains concerning Britain, a book of collections from the Britannia, which quickly passed through seven editions; and he wrote an official account of the trial of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators as Actio in Henricum Garnetum, Societatis Jesuiticae in Anglia superiorem et caeteros.

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  • Meanwhile the plot of Vennerandof the Fifth Monarchy men had been suppressed in January 1661, and the king was crowned on the 23rd of April.

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  • The popularity of Charles, now greatly increased, was raised to national enthusiasm by the discovery of the Rye House plot in 1683, said to be a scheme to assassinate Charles and James at an isolated house on the high road near Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire as they returned from Newmarket to London, among those implicated being Algernon Sidney, Lord Russell and Monmouth, the two former paying the death penalty and Monmouth being finally banished to the Hague.

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  • Danby and those confined on account of participation in the popish plot were liberated, and Titus Oates thrown into prison.

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  • Bartholomew as a necessity caused by a plot which had been laid against the life of the king of France.

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  • But great anxiety was caused by a plot to restore Spanish rule, in which the duke of Caminha and the archbishop of Braga were implicated; and especially by the action of Mazarin, who had assumed control of French foreign policy in 1642.

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  • His power at court had previously been strengthened by the so-called Tavora plot.

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  • This accusation was not proved, but the history of the Tavora plot remains extremely obscure.

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  • The new consuls were to be murdered on the 1st of January; but the plot - the execution of which was deferred till the 5th of February - failed in consequence of the impatience of Catiline, who gave the signal too hastily.

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  • The plot was betrayed to Cicero, at whose instigation documentary evidence was obtained, implicating Lentulus and others.

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  • Still farther away, on a triangular plot of land enclosed by the two arms of the Spree and the metropolitan railway, stands the Kaiser Friedrich museum (1904).

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  • Here is an open plot of ground, Donkin Reserve, containing the lighthouse and a stone pyramid with an inscription in memory of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Rufane Donkin, described as "one of the most perfect of human beings, who has given her name to the town below."

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  • A plot was made to murder him, but he discovered the conspiracy in time, and his own father-in-law, who had been leader of the movement, was put to death.

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  • The offer was declined, and Goldsmith says that he then received instructions to kidnap Louis and kill him if he resisted, but, instead of executing these orders, he revealed the plot.

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  • The plot, however, could not have been occasioned by these measures, for it had been already conceived in the mind of Robert Catesby.

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  • On the arrival of a second urgent summons shortly afterwards he obeyed, and was then at a house at Lambeth, probably in January 1604, initiated by Catesby together with John Wright into the plot to blow up the parliament house.

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  • Later several other persons were included in the plot, viz.

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  • Fawkes was despatched to Flanders, where he imparted the plot to Hugh Owen, a zealous Romanist intriguer.

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  • A great hunting match was organized at Danchurch in Warwickshire by Digby, to which large numbers of the Roman Catholic gentry were invited, who were to join the plot after the successful accomplishment of the explosion of the 5th of November, the day fixed for the opening of parliament, and get possession of the princess Elizabeth, then residing in the neighbourhood; while Percy was to seize the infant prince Charles and bring him on horseback to their meeting-place.

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  • Monteagle at once started for Whitehall, found Salisbury and other ministers about to sit down to supper, and showed the letter, whereupon it was decided to search the cellar under the House of Lords before the meeting of parliament, but not too soon, so that the plot might be ripe and be fully disclosed.

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  • Meanwhile Ward, on the 27th of October, as had evidently been intended, informed Winter that the plot was known, and on the 28th Winter informed Catesby and begged him to give up the whole project.

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  • The opinion that the whole plot was the work of Salisbury, that he acted as an agent provocateur and lured on his victims to destruction, repeated by some contemporary and later writers and recently formulated and urged with great ability, has no solid foundation.

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  • The steps taken by Salisbury after the discovery of the gunpowder do not show the possession of any information of the plot or of the persons who were its chief agents outside Fawkes's first statement, and his knowledge is seen to develop according to the successive disclosures and confessions of the latter.

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  • Again, the plan agreed upon for disclosing the plot was especially designed to allow the conspirators to escape, and therefore scarcely a method which would have been arranged with Salisbury.

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  • Lastly Salisbury had no conceivable motive in concocting a plot of this description.

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  • He was now at the height of his influence, having been created Viscount Cranborne in August 1604 and earl of Salisbury in May 1605; and James had already, more than 16 months before the discovery of the plot, consented to return to the repressive measures against the Romanists.

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  • On the arrest of Fawkes the other conspirators, except Tresham, fled in parties by different ways, rejoining each other in Warwickshire, as had been agreed in case the plot had been successful.

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  • So ended the strange and famous Gunpowder Plot.

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  • The recent controversy concerning the nature and origin of the plot can be followed in What was the Gunpowder Plot ?

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  • In his Almanac for 1707 a Protestant alarmist and plot vaticinator styled John Partridge warned customers against rivals and impostors.

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  • His antagonism to the secular clergy was also shown later, when in 1603 he, with other Jesuits, was the means of betraying to the government the " Bye Plot," contrived by William Watson, a secular priest.

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  • It is, however, in connexion with the Gunpowder Plot that he is best remembered.

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  • About the same time he was consulted by Catesby, Tresham and Winter, all afterwards involved in the Gunpowder Plot, on the subject of the mission to be sent to Spain to induce Philip III.

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  • The preparations for the plot had now been actively going forward since the beginning of 1604, and on the 9th of June 1605 Garnet was asked by Catesby whether it was lawful to enter upon any undertaking which should involve the destruction of the innocent together with the guilty, to which Garnet answered in the affirmative, giving as an illustration the fate of persons besieged in a town in time of war.

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  • A few days later, according to Garnet, the Jesuit, Oswald Tesemond, known as Greenway, informed him of the whole plot " by way of confession," when, as he declares, he expressed horror at the design and urged Green way to do his utmost to prevent its execution.

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  • Garnet's conduct in now keeping the plot a secret has been a matter of considerable controversy not only between Roman Catholics and Protestants, but amongst Roman Catholic writers themselves.

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  • Father Martin del Rio, a Jesuit, writing in 1600, discusses the exact case of the revelation of a plot in confession.

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  • On the 6th of November, Bates, Catesby's servant and one of the conspirators, brought him a letter with the news of the failure of the plot and desiring advice.

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  • It was not till the 4th of December, however, that Garnet and Greenway were, by the confession of Bates, implicated in the plot; and on the same day Garnet removed from Coughton to Hindlip Hall, near Worcester, a house furnished with cleverlycontrived hiding-places for the use of the proscribed priests.

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  • Garnet at first denied all speech with Oldcorne, but subsequently on the 8th of March confessed his connexion with the plot.

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  • His execution took place on the 3rd of May 1606, Garnet acknowledging himself justly condemned for his concealment of the plot, but maintaining to the last that he had never approved it.

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  • Gardiner, What Gunpowder Plot was (1897), in reply to John Gerard, S.J., What was the Gunpowder Plot?

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  • The original documents are preserved in the Gunpowder Plot Book at the Record Office.

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  • It was, in some degree, an imitation of Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea, and its plot, which was derived from Hawthorne's American Note-Books, is even simpler than that of the German poem, not to say much more touching.

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  • The plot was detected, being revealed, it is said, by the earl of March himself, who does not appear to have given it any encouragement; the earl of Cambridge was beheaded.

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  • The earl of Warwick lived for twelve years later in unjust confinement, and was ultimately put to death in 1499 because he had consented to a plot for his own liberation.

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  • In 1604 Thomas Winter, at the instance of Catesby, in whose mind the gunpowder plot had now taken definite shape, introduced himself to Fawkes in Flanders, and as "a confident gentleman," "best able for this business," brought him on to England as assistant in the conspiracy.

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  • When all was ready in May 1605 Fawkes was despatched to Flanders to acquaint Sir William Stanley, the betrayer of Deventer, and the intriguer Owen with the plot.

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  • He refused stubbornly on the following days to give information concerning his accomplices; on the 8th he gave a narrative of the plot, but it was not till the 9th, when the fugitive conspirators had been taken at Holbeche, that torture could wring from him their names.

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  • They received in return a plot of ground proportionate to the number of animals they owned, and had also rights of grazing and of collecting fuel in the forests.

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  • Curiously enough, there is not a single novel in the Rumanian literature with a sustained plot; none which presents a study of the development of human character amid the multifarious vicissitudes of life.

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  • The Knights of the Golden Circle at first confined their activities to the encouragement of desertion, and resistance to the draft, but in 1864 a plot to overthrow the state government was discovered, and Governor Morton's prompt action resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of arms and ammunition, and the arrest, trial and conviction of several of the leaders.

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  • The second method is to work out by slow and sure steps the lines of descent of the different families, orders, and classes, and so either to arrive at the ancestral form of each class, or to plot out the curve of evolution, which may then legitimately be projected into "the dark backward and abysm of time."

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  • He put them down with ease; the one was imprisoned for life, the other driven into exile, while Waltheof, the last of the English earls, who had dabbled in a hesitating way in this plot, was executed.

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  • Having the boy in her power, and being surrounded by the exiles of Lancasters faction, she set herself to plot against her husband, and opened up corn- Rebellion munications with the discontented in England.

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  • They were even able to quell the first attempt at a reaction, by seizing and beheading Edmund, earl of Kent, the late kings half-brother, who was betrayed while organizing a plot for their destruction.

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  • The third party Northern- in the plot was Sir Edmund Mortimer, Glendowers beriand captive, who was easily persuaded to join a movement with Glen- for the aggrandizement of his own family.

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  • It seems that a plot with such an object was actually on foot, and that the younger Henry gave it up in a moment of better feeling, when he realized the evil impression that the unfilial act would make upon the nation.

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  • But Oldcastle escaped from the Tower before the day fixed for his execution, and framed a wild plot for slaying or deposing his persecutor.

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  • On the eve of his departure he detected and quelled a plot as wild and futile as that of Oldcastle.

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  • When the rising was well started Warwick declared his sympathy with the, aims of the insurgents, wedded his daughter to Clarence despite the kings prohibition of the match, and raised a force at Calais with which he landed in Kent, But his plot was already successful before he reached the scene of operations.

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  • Did not Sir William Stanley, the best paid of those who betrayed Richard III., afterwards lose his head for a deliberate plot to betray Henry VII.?

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  • But there were traitors among the Tower officials whom they suborned to help them, and the king was warned of the plot.

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  • The liberal measures of the protector were repealed, and new treasons were enacted; Somerset himself, who had been released and restored to the council in 1550, became an obstacle in Warwicks path, and was removed by means of a bogus plot, being executed in January 1552; while Warwick had himself made duke of Northumberland, his friend Dorset duke of Suffolk, and Herbert earl of Pembroke.

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  • He was only safe so long as he controlled the government, and prevented the administration of justice, and the knowledge that not only power but life was at stake drove him into a desperate plot for the retention of both.

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  • The gunpowder plot (1605) was the result, followed by a sharpef persecution than ever (see GUNPOWDER PLOT).

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  • Suspicion was easily aroused that a deep plot existed, of which Laud was believed to be the centre, for carrying the nation over to the Church of Rome, a suspicion which seemed to be converted into a certainty when it was known that Panzani and Conn, two agents of the pope, had access to Charles, and that in 1637 there was a sudden accession to the number of converts to the Roman Catholic Church amongst the lords and ladies of the court.

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  • The inventors of the so-called popish plot charged the leading English Roman Catholics with a design to murder the king.

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  • The ridicule that greeted the revelation of the Pop-gun Plot marked the beginning of a reaction that found a more serious expression in the trials of Thomas Hardy, John Home Tooke and John Theiwall (October and November 1794).

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  • It never falls into a linear plot, which remains the bane of the script writer.

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  • Graphs - The graphs - The Graph menu enables you to plot graphs from the data.

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  • His children subsequently removed the headstone from the burial plot.

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  • Character names and traits, plot details and story structure, visual iconography and design are all distinct.

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  • One feels one has wondered into implausible plot after implausible plot at every turn!

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  • This plot is described as being bounded " on the West by certain old inclosures belonging to the said Joseph Lock " .

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  • Unfortunately there's a general incoherence about the plot.

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  • And tho the plot threads remain loose and often incoherent, half the fun of the show is trying to piece together the action.

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  • A complex narrative style renders the plot largely incomprehensible for the first 45 minutes.

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  • Markers are placed on every tenth row and there is provision for a second interment in each plot.

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  • Q. Can I make any money from this plot of land A. No Q. can children become lairds?

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  • It also allowed much more latitude in terms of plot.

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  • There's one extremely strong plot twist, followed by a truly laughable climactic fight.

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  • Having trimmed the leeks, I decided to tidy up the compost bin area on plot 5 a little.

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  • In practice the steps are not exactly equal, which leads to non- linearity in a plot of D-A output against output signal.

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  • That leaves the top section on plot 5 where I spread leafmould and have piled turkey litter.

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  • Also, the plot machinations are a bit on the twisty side, which means that it may not suit the popcorn crowd.

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  • It's a simple plot but one that is well-written and absolutely masterful in the suspense stakes.

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  • The number of vectors in the plot is kept to a manageable value by only plotting vectors for pixels on a sparse regular matrix.

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  • Another charming (and more accessible) Gothic Mausoleum is that of Sophie Beard (Plot 120 - illustrated right ).

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  • The plot leads the viewer through the intricate maze of the circumstances that lead to a major food poisoning outbreak.

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  • If this sounds like the plot to a 1950s melodrama, then this is because that is exactly what it is.

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  • Halfway through the book, the plot curled up with a little mew of distress, then vanished never to return again.

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  • Friends may seem to have ' lost the plot ' whilst you simply mislay key pieces of paper.

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  • He loved to play villains who came onstage always at the worst moment, throwing a monkey wrench into the plot.

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  • But I have a very monochromatic style of making films and these are plot colors, like the bright neon colors in Unbreakable.

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  • In the end, Gorak indulges in a couple of ironic plot points that seem unnecessarily morbid.

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  • There in Plot number 340 lie the mortal remains of Michael Barrett.

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  • Peter Hanna, surrounded by a sea of black umbrellas, led mourners toward a plot on the hill.

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  • The average American moviegoer can typically see a similar story and plot development within most major Hollywood films.

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  • This leads to a rather muddled plot with the local lemurs, led by Sacha Baron Cohen.

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  • Ray's mastery turned a starkly conventional plot into a subtly nuanced story which topped the Bengali box office for months.

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  • The film takes care to establish its character and his milieu before bringing in the relatively tiny nugget of plot.

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  • As far as is known, Robert Plot's idea to measure the changing obliquity from the churchyard at Leek was never carried out.

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  • Its the kind of movie you can revist often, if only to find another plot oddity... ' Resident Evil 2?

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  • This technique is useful for identifying outliers displayed in a scatter plot on a conventional map.

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  • The plot seems simpler and more streamlined, and this makes it much more pacey and lively.

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  • The modified plot seems too tired and generic, while the dialog lacks panache and imagination.

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  • The farrier denies it and blames Nigel, revealing to Blake the plot to use the magnetic picklock to rob Barrymore's.

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  • However, back to the dastardly plot... The books have been plunging head first toward a crescendo of an ending for sometime now.

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  • Bent on self preservation, she stoutly denied any part in the plot.

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  • While in Baltimore, while on the way to the inauguration, Pinkerton foiled a plot to assassinate the president.

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  • Prime Creates a plot that can help you rapidly review the primer binding sites for the primers selected by the program.

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  • A small well screened plot can be very private indeed.

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  • Quite apart from the plot and characters it had a terrific emotional quotient which all of us boomers should be eating up.

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  • Although to be honest it's a fairly rancid plot, it is at least familiar and your mood is calm.

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  • In case you have been asleep for the past 30 years, a quick recap of the plot.

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  • The default clipping rectangle is the plot window, the area enclosed within the axes of the most recent plot.

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  • This plot was subject to a yearly rent of 4 d.

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  • The dialog is slick, the plot is involved but both exclude, even repel the viewer.

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  • A few of those who were unsuccessful were slightly resentful of the eight who took over a plot.

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  • A major plot revelation is that the Predators were once worshiped as gods by early human civilisations.

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  • They were alleged to have been involved in a plot to spread ricin, a deadly toxin.

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  • They're the ones who ca n't ruffle the tired plot.

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  • At the end of the plot, some wigwams have been erected to support the runner beans.

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  • The plot is called a scatter diagram or a scatter diagram or a scatter plot.

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  • They used to run a smallholding on their small plot of land a mile from the nearest market town of Fenton.

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  • The move is topical, coinciding with a current plot line in the popular television soap opera Coronation Street.

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  • Emily Crestwood, an erstwhile brainy, rich socialite, tomorrow went into an anonymous plot he'd soon mow over.

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  • So there is little time for any depth of plot twisting, and the characters are rather stereotyped.