Position sentence examples

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  • She fluffed the pillow and changed position, unable to sleep.

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  • Han chuckled from his position near the window.

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  • Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.

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  • I am serious and fortunately in a perfect position to act.

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  • Surely Katie realized Alex remained head of the household because he liked the position – and because he was married to a person who liked him in that position.

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  • Presently he woke up, rose to a sitting position and rubbed his eyes briskly.

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  • He rose from his kneeling position and faced her.

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  • Kiki whirled from his position before the hearth, his oriental features set off by electric turquoise eyes.

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  • The position of the hand is as easy to feel as it is to see.

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  • Gabriel frowned, unaware of anything that could push him from his position as Death.

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  • It served her well in her position as a spy.

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  • Miss Fuller's method was this: she passed my hand lightly over her face, and let me feel the position of her tongue and lips when she made a sound.

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  • They'd been there what felt like a day, and yet the sun was in the same position as when they'd been thrown into the world.

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  • There was a position open at a private home, but the salary had to be wrong.

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  • She grabbed it frantically as he put his hands under her arms and pulled her to a standing position, her face only inches from his.

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  • Anatole was always content with his position, with himself, and with others.

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  • He had earned the position, mostly in the time they were courting, but certainly since they had been married.

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  • While Betsy loved her position, she was far more enchanted with our success and would adopt it as a full time venture in a minute.

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  • Never heard of someone in your position making an unofficial deal.

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  • Wynn looked up from his position nearby.

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  • Gabriel rose from his position crouching over the body of someone he knew.

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  • What would we have the centuries to come to say about us: That we were so eager to maximize our position of power and wealth that we turned a blind eye to injustice?

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  • He'd served as Damian's executioner for thousands of years, a position he found fitting for his general dislike of the human capacity for evil.

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  • She sat up straight, thinking that position would be uncomfortable enough to keep her awake.

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  • Being curious to know what position my great bubbles occupied with regard to the new ice, I broke out a cake containing a middling sized one, and turned it bottom upward.

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  • Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.

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  • He'd managed to push himself into a sitting position when she returned with soup and water.

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  • They never finalized our position as foster parents.

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  • In the past, war could increase your financial position, both as a nation (through spoils) and a soldier (through plunder).

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  • When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.

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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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  • We're in a unique position to help people who can't help themselves against bad guys who want to hurt them, he said.

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  • And now she had put herself in a position where she would be alone with him in the car.

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  • Wynn took up position in a seat near the bed.

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  • But in what position are we going to attack him?

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  • But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.

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  • Nicholas' position became worse and worse.

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  • On seeing these peasants, who were evidently still amused by the novelty of their position as soldiers, Pierre once more thought of the wounded men at Mozhaysk and understood what the soldier had meant when he said: "They want the whole nation to fall on them."

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  • The alarm will be sounded and you'll be in a pretty position without your boots!

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  • It's also a bond that folks in my position have to be careful about taking on, because it leaves me vulnerable.

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  • So perfect is this instinct, that once, when I had laid them on the leaves again, and one accidentally fell on its side, it was found with the rest in exactly the same position ten minutes afterward.

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  • She may be using you, but I have no doubt I'd rather be in your position right now than Mr. Fitzgerald's—the wrath of an angry woman is something to behold!

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  • It should be said that any double-case watch with the crystal removed serves well enough for a blind person whose touch is sufficiently delicate to feel the position of the hands and not disturb or injure them.

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  • In Bagration's detachment no one knew anything of the general position of affairs.

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  • Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay.

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  • If Kutuzov decided to remain at Krems, Napoleon's army of one hundred and fifty thousand men would cut him off completely and surround his exhausted army of forty thousand, and he would find himself in the position of Mack at Ulm.

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  • She no longer complained of her position, did not say a word about the past, and no longer feared to make happy plans for the future.

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  • The locality and the position of our troops were known to him as far as they could be known to anyone in our army.

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  • It is not necessary that one should be able to define every word and give it its principal parts and its grammatical position in the sentence in order to understand and appreciate a fine poem.

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  • At home Natasha placed herself in the position of a slave to her husband, and the whole household went on tiptoe when he was occupied--that is, was reading or writing in his study.

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  • On being told that she was white and that one of the servants was black, she concluded that all who occupied a similar menial position were of the same hue; and whenever I asked her the colour of a servant she would say "black."

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  • She is so sweet, so good- natured, and her position now is a very hard one.

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  • Prince Andrew is in a position to know...

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  • Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.

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  • Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.

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  • Sonya sat down before the glasses, got the right position, and began looking.

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  • From their elevated position they could overlook the entire valley, but not a single moving object could they see.

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  • Vill you be so goot to come to ze front and see dat zis position iss no goot?

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  • Count Ilya Rostov had resigned the position of Marshal of the Nobility because it involved him in too much expense, but still his affairs did not improve.

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  • He was convinced that, as a duck is so made that it must live in water, so God had made him such that he must spend thirty thousand rubles a year and always occupy a prominent position in society.

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  • His position has not turned his head at all.

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  • Very sinister reports of the position of the army reached him as he went along, and the appearance of the troops in their disorderly flight confirmed these rumors.

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  • The hearth blazed opposite her position on a plush sofa with buttery leather in a small study with Persian carpets.

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  • Just above them, and almost on a level with their platform, were banks of rolling clouds which constantly shifted position and changed color.

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  • And, in fact, the last letter he had received from Mack's army informed him of a victory and stated strategically the position of the army was very favorable.

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  • You are in a position to seize its baggage and artillery.

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  • From Gorki, Bennigsen descended the highroad to the bridge which, when they had looked at it from the hill, the officer had pointed out as being the center of our position and where rows of fragrant new-mown hay lay by the riverside.

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  • When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.

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  • The Russians did not seek out the best position but, on the contrary, during the retreat passed many positions better than Borodino.

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  • Her position in the house was such that only by sacrifice could she show her worth, and she was accustomed to this and loved doing it.

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  • But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.

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  • The position we occupy is a strong one, and while they are marching to go round me on the right they will expose a flank to me.

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  • "Can you imagine it?" and he began describing how the Guards, having taken up their position and seeing troops before them, thought they were Austrians, and all at once discovered from the cannon balls discharged by those troops that they were themselves in the front line and had unexpectedly to go into action.

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  • She was in just the same position in which Marya Dmitrievna had left her.

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  • So you understand the whole position of our troops?

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  • Ah, I also wanted to ask you where our position is exactly? said Pierre.

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  • With Sonya's help and the maid's, Natasha got the glass she held into the right position opposite the other; her face assumed a serious expression and she sat silent.

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  • "The position?" repeated the doctor.

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  • She quickly replaced the envelope with shaking hands, making sure it was in exactly the same position as she found it.

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  • Did the press make the connection with her death and her position at the call center?

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  • Now, if you're acting sheriff or whatever the hell your position is, it's your damned job to follow through.

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  • She kept one hand on the singer's mouth, while the other rested on the piano, and she stood in this position as long as any one would sing to her, and afterward she would make a continuous sound which she called singing.

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  • But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him.

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  • And my affairs are in such a bad way that my position is now a terrible one, continued Anna Mikhaylovna, sadly, dropping her voice.

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  • To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.

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  • Prince Andrew, without replying, asked the prince's permission to ride round the position to see the disposition of the forces, so as to know his bearings should he be sent to execute an order.

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  • Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.

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  • But if you want to ride round the position, come along with us.

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  • Carefully she moved her feet into a position with better leverage.

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  • The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.

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  • None of these gentlemen changed his position on seeing Boris.

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  • The countess took up a position in one of the front rows of that crowd.

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  • What a position for the Emperor to be in!

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  • The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could--preferably that of adjutant to some important personage, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.

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  • Dispositions for an attack on the enemy position behind Kobelnitz and Sokolnitz, November 30, 1805.

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  • But consider the position in which you are placing her and me in the eyes of society, and even of the court, he added, lowering his voice.

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  • Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostovs' position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose.

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  • He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.

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  • Natasha did not change her position, but her whole body heaved with noiseless, convulsive sobs which choked her.

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  • And the hussars, passing along the line of troops on the left flank of our position, halted behind our uhlans who were in the front line.

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  • Seeing the position we are in, I think there is little need for discussion.

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  • He was listening to the general's report-- which consisted chiefly of a criticism of the position at Tsarevo- Zaymishche--as he had listened to Denisov, and seven years previously had listened to the discussion at the Austerlitz council of war.

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  • The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.

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  • The position of sheriff was administrative in nature—his strong suit.

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  • Lydia Larkin stood, feet apart, in the classic shooting position, both hands clamped on her smoking gun.

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  • She keeps the relative position of the keys by an occasional touch of the little finger on the outer edge of the board.

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  • On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.

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  • However inconvenient the position, it was now necessary to attack in order to cut a way through for themselves.

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  • At Tarutino Kutuzov received what was almost a reprimand from the Emperor for having moved his army along the Ryazan road, and the Emperor's letter indicated to him the very position he had already occupied near Kaluga.

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  • Napoleon's position is most brilliant.

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  • "Nope," he said from his position on a chair inside the door.

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  • I beg of you, I beg of you," he repeated, "to occupy the position and prepare for an attack."

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  • His birth and position in society were not bad.

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  • And when they run over a man that is walking in his sleep, a supernumerary sleeper in the wrong position, and wake him up, they suddenly stop the cars, and make a hue and cry about it, as if this were an exception.

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  • Cromwell determined to turn his antagonist's position.

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  • He appreciated, without overestimating, the value of England's insular position.

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  • "The ammunition for the guns in position is exhausted, Your Majesty," said an adjutant who had come from the batteries that were firing at Augesd.

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  • In my position I have obligations.

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  • When the reading which lasted more than an hour was over, Langeron again brought his snuffbox to rest and, without looking at Weyrother or at anyone in particular, began to say how difficult it was to carry out such a plan in which the enemy's position was assumed to be known, whereas it was perhaps not known, since the enemy was in movement.

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  • She was lying dead, in the same position he had seen her in five minutes before and, despite the fixed eyes and the pallor of the cheeks, the same expression was on her charming childlike face with its upper lip covered with tiny black hair.

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  • All at once the stranger closed the book, putting in a marker, and again, leaning with his arms on the back of the sofa, sat in his former position with his eyes shut.

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  • He made friends with and sought the acquaintance of only those above him in position and who could therefore be of use to him.

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  • Speaking of the position of Prussia, Anna Pavlovna very naturally asked Boris to tell them about his journey to Glogau and in what state he found the Prussian army.

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  • This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.

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  • The Russian army, they say, in its retreat from Smolensk sought out for itself the best position for a general engagement and found such a position at Borodino.

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  • On the twenty-fourth, we are told, Napoleon attacked this advanced post and took it, and, on the twenty-sixth, attacked the whole Russian army, which was in position on the field of Borodino.

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  • Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.

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  • Had Napoleon not ridden out on the evening of the twenty-fourth to the Kolocha, and had he not then ordered an immediate attack on the redoubt but had begun the attack next morning, no one would have doubted that the Shevardino Redoubt was the left flank of our position, and the battle would have taken place where we expected it.

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  • We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.

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  • Bennigsen spoke to a general who approached him, and began explaining the whole position of our troops.

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  • The officers gazed with surprise at Pierre's huge stout figure and listened to his talk of Moscow and the position of our army, round which he had ridden.

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  • Success never depends, and never will depend, on position, or equipment, or even on numbers, and least of all on position.

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  • His Serene Highness has passed through Mozhaysk in order to join up with the troops moving toward him and has taken up a strong position where the enemy will not soon attack him.

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  • When the captain went out and he was left alone, suddenly he came to himself and realized the position he was in.

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  • Urged on by Ramballe's questions he also told what he had at first concealed--his own position and even his name.

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  • "Fancy the Emperor's position!" said they, and instead of extolling Kutuzov as they had done the day before, they condemned him as the cause of the Emperor's anxiety.

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  • As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.

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  • Jauntily shifting the position of his legs in their tight riding breeches, diffusing an odor of perfume, and admiring his partner, himself, and the fine outlines of his legs in their well-fitting Hessian boots, Nicholas told the blonde lady that he wished to run away with a certain lady here in Voronezh.

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  • He did not venture to repeat what he had said at his first examination, yet to disclose his rank and position was dangerous and embarrassing.

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  • When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.

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  • If the position of the Russian army really began to improve from the time of that march, it does not at all follow that the march was the cause of it.

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  • As soon as anyone entered she got up quickly, changed her position and expression, and picked up a book or some sewing, evidently waiting impatiently for the intruder to go.

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  • This, then, is my position at present.

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  • "The soldiers say it feels easier without boots," said Captain Tushin smiling shyly in his uncomfortable position, evidently wishing to adopt a jocular tone.

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  • It was true that a view over nearly the whole Russian position and the greater part of the enemy's opened out from this battery.

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  • He imagined only important possibilities: "If the enemy attacks the right flank," he said to himself, "the Kiev grenadiers and the Podolsk chasseurs must hold their position till reserves from the center come up.

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  • Though he thought of everything, considered everything, and did everything the best of officers could do in his position, he was in a state akin to feverish delirium or drunkenness.

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  • But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.

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  • With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.

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  • I have my position in the service, she has connections and some means.

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  • When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.

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  • He, the commander-in-chief, a Serene Highness who everybody said possessed powers such as no man had ever had in Russia, to be placed in this position--made the laughingstock of the whole army!

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  • As if in reaction against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.

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  • And by chance an escape from this dangerous position presents itself in the form of an aimless and senseless expedition to Africa.

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  • And what position will you adopt toward the government?

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  • Why, the position of assistants.

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  • She wasn't going anywhere in her position, and her body shook from cold.

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  • He didn't have that position because he was a male, as her friends often thought.

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  • Leaning her head back, she forced the soft chair into a reclining position.

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  • So they don't reflect the sunlight and give away our position.

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  • Howie shot up to a sitting position.

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  • Then again, most men had some level of respect for him and his position.

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  • Martha sighed and popped up to a sitting position.

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  • Fred hesitated as he rocked up to a sitting position.

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  • She struggled into a sitting position, her neck achy from her spot sleeping on the floor before the fire.

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  • "Respect isn.t enough for someone in your position," Sasha agreed.

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  • "This is the starting position for this form," he told her.

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  • She greeted the room full of people with apprehension, her interaction with his sisters with pleasure, her introduction to the clan leaders and her position of master battle planner with both excitement and awe.

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  • Fred squirmed to a more comfortable position.

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  • Comfortable as the position was, it was hard to relax.

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  • Dean shifted his position.

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  • Dean adjusted his position slightly, leaning in the direction of the door.

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  • Darian straightened from his position slouching against the wall.

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  • He was twenty years older than me, born into his position.

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  • He sent you here to kill me and assume my position.

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  • Matthew snuggled against her, trying to get into a position to suckle.

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  • The mono-amino derivatives or eurhodines are obtained when the arylmonamines are condensed with orthoamino zo compounds; by condensing quinone dichlorimide or para-nitrosodimethyl aniline with monamines containing a free para position, or by oxidizing ortho-hydroxydiaminodiphenylamines (R.

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  • Tasmania during the last few years has attained the foremost position in the production of tin, the annual output now being about £363,000.

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  • Such a system gave to the elder men of a tribe a predominant position, and generally respect was shown to the aged.

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  • deep, which baffled every effort to reach the interior until in 1813, when a summer of severe drought had made it of vital importance to find new pastures, three of the colonists, Messrs Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, more fortunate than their predecessors in exploration, after crossing the Nepean river at Emu Plains and ascending the Dividing Range, were able to reach a position enabling them to obtain a view of the grassy valley of the Fish river, which lies on the farther side of the Dividing Range.

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  • This district, then called Port Phillip, in the time of Governor Sir George Gipps, 1838-1846, was growing fast into a position claiming independence.

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  • At the beginning of 1860, when the excitement of the gold discoveries was wearing off, five of the states had received from the home government the boon of responsible government, and were in a position to work out the problem of their position without external interference; it was not, however, until 1890 that Western Australia was placed in a similar position.

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  • To the Labour party in that state are admitted only persons who have worked for their living at manual labour, and this qualification of being an actual worker is one that was strongly insisted upon at the formation of the party and strictly adhered to, although the temptation to break away from it and accept as candidates persons of superior education and position has been very great.

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  • Its most important feature is a large stucco bas-relief, occupying a central position on the back wall of the sanctuary.

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  • Mehemet Ali, who was the viceroy of Egypt, owed his position, to a certain extent, to the recommendations made in his behalf to the French government by Mathieu de Lesseps, who was consul-general in Egypt when Mehemet Ali was a simple colonel.

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  • Peacock threw himself with characteristic ardour into the duties of this new position.

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  • William, however, whose position had been strengthened by his nomination to the post of ruwaard of Brabant, determined to welcome Matthias and use him for his own purposes.

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  • During the three years he held this position he carried out researches on the contact of elastic solids, hardness, evaporation and the electric discharge in gases, the last earning him the special commendation of Helmholtz.

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  • The exact position of the native states of Bukhara and Khiva, which were later occupied by the Soviet Government, remained obscure.

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  • For the natural realist stands upon the common-sense position that minds and material objects have equally effective existence; while the idealist explains matter by mind and denies that mind can be explained by matter.

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  • The addition of the heart to the liver as an organ of the revelation of the divine will, reflects the stage which assigned to the heart the position once occupied by the liver.

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  • Instead, we find the Sakai occupying this position, thus indicating that they have been driven northward by the Malays, and that the latter people has not been expelled by the Mon-Khmer races from the countries now represented by Burma, Siam and French Indo-China.

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  • He took a leading part in the negotiation of 1890 for the Bohemian settlement, but the elections of 1891, in which the young Czechs who were opposed to the feudal party gained a decisive victory, made his position a very difficult one.

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  • His high social position, his influence at court, his character, as well as his undoubted abilities and learning, not often in Austria found in a man of his rank, gave him great influence.

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  • Women have the right to vote in all elections relating to schools and school officers in cities, towns and graded school districts, and also the right to be elected to any local school position or to the office of township clerk.

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  • In 1914 his preeminence had become so evident that a special position was created for him in Berlin, where he was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and given a sufficient stipend to enable him to devote all his time to research without any restrictions or duties whatsoever.

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  • The position is strong, being protected by the two rivers mentioned, and the medieval fortifications, which are nearly 2 m.

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  • As firewood oak holds a high position, though in Germany it is considered inferior to beech for that purpose.

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  • During the earlier part of the year 164 3 the military position of Charles was greatly superior to that of the parliament.

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  • Meanwhile the position of Charles's opponents had been considerably strengthened by the suppression of a dangerous rebellion in November 1647 by Cromwell's intervention, and by the return of troops to obedience.

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  • But Leslie descended the hill to complete his triumph, and Cromwell immediately observed the disadvantages of his antagonist's new position, cramped by the hill behind and separated from his left wing.

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  • Although the idol of his victorious army, and in a position enabling him to exercise autocratic power, he laboured unostentatiously for more than a year and a half as a member of the parliament, whose authority he supported to the best of his ability.

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  • He raised England to a predominant position among the Powers of Europe, and anticipated the triumphs of the elder Pitt.

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  • Strikes due west of my last position.

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  • He was ready to assume his position as head of the house.

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  • He involuntarily remembered how Dolokhov, who had fully recovered his former position after the campaign, had returned to Petersburg and come to him.

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  • Nearly two years before this, in 1808, Pierre on returning to Petersburg after visiting his estates had involuntarily found himself in a leading position among the Petersburg Freemasons.

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  • Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.

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  • And you offer me negotiations when I have expended millions, when you are in alliance with England, and when your position is a bad one.

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  • To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.

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  • Prince Peter Mikhaylovich Volkonski occupied the position, as it were, of chief of the Emperor's staff.

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  • The first to speak was General Armfeldt who, to meet the difficulty that presented itself, unexpectedly proposed a perfectly new position away from the Petersburg and Moscow roads.

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  • General Armfeldt has proposed a splendid position with an exposed rear, or why not this Italian gentleman's attack--very fine, or a retreat, also good!

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  • The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.

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  • This was shown first by the fact that there were no entrenchments there by the twenty fifth and that those begun on the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth were not completed, and secondly, by the position of the Shevardino Redoubt.

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  • That redoubt was quite senseless in front of the position where the battle was accepted.

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  • To anyone who looks at the field of Borodino without thinking of how the battle was actually fought, this position, protected by the river Kolocha, presents itself as obvious for an army whose object was to prevent an enemy from advancing along the Smolensk road to Moscow.

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  • Napoleon, riding to Valuevo on the twenty-fourth, did not see (as the history books say he did) the position of the Russians from Utitsa to Borodino (he could not have seen that position because it did not exist), nor did he see an advanced post of the Russian army, but while pursuing the Russian rearguard he came upon the left flank of the Russian position--at the Shevardino Redoubt--and unexpectedly for the Russians moved his army across the Kolocha.

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  • By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left (looking from the Russian side) and transferred it to the plain between Utitsa, Semenovsk, and Borodino--a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other plain in Russia--and there the whole battle of the twenty-sixth of August took place.

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  • You talk about our position, the left flank weak and the right flank too extended, he went on.

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  • The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.

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  • In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.

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  • Berthier approached and suggested that they should ride along the line to ascertain the position of affairs.

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  • "All the points of our position are in the enemy's hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.

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  • A commander-in-chief is never dealing with the beginning of any event--the position from which we always contemplate it.

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  • It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.

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  • Bennigsen, who had chosen the position, warmly displayed his Russian patriotism (Kutuzov could not listen to this without wincing) by insisting that Moscow must be defended.

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  • Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.

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  • "I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.

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  • The harder his position became and the more terrible the future, the more independent of that position in which he found himself were the joyful and comforting thoughts, memories, and imaginings that came to him.

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  • Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position--by cavalry scouting-- was not available.

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  • Besides, as a result of the frequent and rapid change of position by each army, even what information was obtained could not be delivered in time.

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  • But even if we admitted that Kutuzov, Chichagov, and others were the cause of the Russian failures, it is still incomprehensible why, the position of the Russian army being what it was at Krasnoe and at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army with its marshals, kings, and Emperor was not captured, if that was what the Russians aimed at.

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  • Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.

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  • Kutuzov alone would not see this and openly expressed his opinion that no fresh war could improve the position or add to the glory of Russia, but could only spoil and lower the glorious position that Russia had gained.

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  • It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.

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  • "Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.

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  • On the other hand, Alex needed to be in a position where he was forced to actually talk to his father.

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  • It was the first time in months Quinn would attempt to position Howie back more than a day or two.

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  • But he showed no sign of life as he took up his position in his corner, and desperation crept through her.

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  • She floundered to a sitting position, then her feet, cringing as she struggled upright, the sting in her wounded knees bringing tears to her eyes.

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  • He wanted to think that being booted from his position was the least of his concerns.

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  • The man in the white lab coat, Ully, jerked from his hunched position over a keyboard, and fear flashed in his eyes.

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  • One of the footmen who had stooped to pick up some broken glass remained in that position without taking his eyes from the window and from Dolokhov's back.

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  • Of course, she, a handsome young woman without any definite position, without relations or even a country, did not intend to devote her life to serving Prince Bolkonski, to reading aloud to him and being friends with Princess Mary.

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  • At that ball Pierre for the first time felt humiliated by the position his wife occupied in court circles.

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  • At the same time the feeling he had noticed between his protegee Natasha and Prince Andrew accentuated his gloom by the contrast between his own position and his friend's.

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  • "I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."

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  • Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.

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  • "Your position is doubly terrible, dear princess," said Mademoiselle Bourienne after a pause.

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  • Why did he not take up a position before reaching Fili?

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  • And this not only stayed with him during the whole of his imprisonment, but even grew in strength as the hardships of his position increased.

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  • He emerged from his defensive position, pausing near her.

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  • Intrigued, Gabriel relented from his stubborn position before the altar.

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  • We'll gag her! and, changing his position, set his foot on the wolf's neck.

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  • Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.

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  • On the rest of the way to Moscow, though the princess' position was not a cheerful one, Dunyasha, who went with her in the carriage, more than once noticed that her mistress leaned out of the window and smiled at something with an expression of mingled joy and sorrow.

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  • This brilliant company separated into several groups who all discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the position, the state of the army, the plans suggested, the situation of Moscow, and military questions generally.

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  • Felipa considered the question a moment and then her brows resumed their normal position.

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  • She slumped to a near-fetal position.

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  • Yes, what she did early on was despicable in our minds, but put yourself in her position.

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  • There have been two deities in the position of the Dark One, rendering him one of the oldest.

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  • He fought his way from a lowly demon to the position of Demon Lord and finally defeated the Dark One.

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  • The dealers are rebelling, and they've figured out a way to out me from my position.

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  • Dean rose to his feet and went over to the officer, gently pushing her down to a sitting position.

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  • They're tearing apart our home, trying to find something they think can remove me from my position.

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  • They were caught in an impossible position: stay loyal to Gabriel and maybe never see the underworld again or deal with the Dark One to return home.

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  • I found out there's a way for the rebellion to permanently remove me from my position.

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  • The creature looked confused but shifted from its guarded crouch to a kneeling position.

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  • He said nothing and mirrored her position, leaning against the wall in what she knew was irritated mockery.

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  • She leaned against the wall, eyeing the distance from her position to the rock on which Rhyn sat.

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  • He looked her up and down in approval from his position leaning against the wall nearby.

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  • She breathed deeply of his scent and listened to his heart beat from her position sprawled atop him.

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  • He granted me a position directly supporting the Council, if I walked away from her forever.

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  • Evelyn smiled tightly from her position a couple of feet away, her attention riveted to the situation before her.

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  • By the time she returned to the starting position, she was sweating and breathing hard.

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  • Surprised, she pulled away from the comfortable position resting against him and twisted to face him.

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  • Kiera watched as he assumed the same position and shifted his stance into a new position.

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  • When she returned to the starting position, her arms were shaking and her legs burning.

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  • If she proved to be as he suspected she was, she might find herself the first woman in his society given the official position of strategy battle planner, a position traditionally held by the dhjan alone.

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  • Her position at the table shifted as the program grew more complex; she dropped her feet to the ground and leaned forward, taking in the rapidly changing situation.

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  • He switched to the ground battle and hastened through the size, position, and make-up of each of the major ground armies.

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  • Thrilled, she realized he'd just granted her something he'd never given anyone else: the position as his equal.

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  • She looked up at her husband from her position scotched down on the parlor floor and resumed sorting Christmas ornaments, packing them away as methodically as if she were returning them to the store.

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  • Then the awkwardness of his silent position hiding in the darkness extended beyond the point of propriety of making his presence known.

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  • Even though the position was more isolated than a number of the other starting points, it still was in relatively plain view of the walkway, both up and down stream.

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  • Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.

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  • He tried to turn and raise himself to a sitting position while pushing her away, but she held back his arm in a strong grip and locked a crooked arm about his neck.

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  • She continued to hold him about the neck until he slowly pried her arm away and pushed himself to a half-sitting position, her leg still tightly locked over him.

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  • Right now I don't give a damn about what happened a century ago and I'm in no position to make judgments of a situation I know so little about.

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  • Shipton squirmed, adjusting his position.

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  • Dean attempted to move, turning his body for a clearer look down at Shipton but the adjustment in his position caused a shower of snow to descend on him, nearly covering his head and shoulders.

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  • You are in no position to be making demands; besides, Elisabeth doesn't feel like talking right now.

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  • The chickens fought for position in the tiny coop door as they watched her pour a bucket of water into the tire.

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  • While he shouldn't have been surprised to find Angel in such a position, Brady was still impressed.

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  • The regular military was in no position to help, not when the bulk of it was overseas.

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  • General Greene asked from his position at a small planning table in the corner.

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  • She was neatly dressed with dual ranks, that of Special Assistant to the VP and Special Assistant to Mr. Tim's position.

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  • She slowly moved from her position and crawled down the tree with effort, the movement sending pain through her tender wrist.

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  • Lana twisted to watch it lower itself to the ground a hundred meters behind her position.

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  • She inched away from a plant whose slender stalk was maneuvering through several other plants to position its leaves in direct sunlight.

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  • Rhyn uncurled from his position on the cold, wet ground.  He hadn't meant to fall asleep and didn't expect ever to wake up, not with the magic tearing him apart.  He looked around, disoriented.  The magic in his blood had stabilized as it did when Hannah and the angel were around, yet he didn't see them.

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  • All Darkyn had to do was wait and watch for his opportunity.  While he did so, he had a new plan: To pursue a certain deity who'd left her position to her lover.  In all his dealings with Immortals and mortals, Darkyn long ago learned the weakness Immortals and mortals had for a beautiful woman.  Gabriel would be no different.

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  • Jeffrey Byrne was employed in a regional marketing position by The World Wide Insurance Company of Philadelphia.

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  • We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.

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  • He started to say something to the fleeing attendant but instead lifted the limp body up in his arms to a more reasonable position and carefully carried her out to the anteroom.

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  • She rose, albeit unsteadily, and he grasped her in the now familiar position of his supporting arm about her waist.

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  • He fought off the last of his dream demons, pulled himself to an upright position, and stumbled into the bathroom.

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  • There emerged a tacit agreement between the two men that Dean's position negated his direct involvement in officially pursuing the investigation.

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  • A big blue gun was pointing directly at Dean's mid section, out of sight of the others by the man's position.

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  • The man reached down with one hand and pulled his partner to a standing position and nudged Dean forward all in one motion, burying his gun in the detective's side.

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  • The bikers wore helmets and most were in a low tuck position, making it difficult to get an identifying look at them.

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  • Dean remained in his cramped position, his injured leg going numb, as daylight sank into evening.

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  • Brutus came running out of nowhere, his tail curled in its alert position and his big tongue hanging out.

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  • No one was there to show her how to hold the baby, but the most natural position seemed to be as if she were breast feeding it.

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  • Judging by the position of his computer, he'd been on it last night, and the black notebook where he wrote notes to himself about his duties was missing.

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  • Jenn chose a small scouting position, hidden from view by rocks and snow.

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  • An hour before dawn, she began to feel drowsy and shifted her position to keep from falling asleep.

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  • Darian moved away from the door and kept to the edge of the room, sensing he was only welcomed because he was in the unique position to defend everyone there if the Other started blasting people.

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  • He pushed himself away from the door and took up a position near the bed, where he was able to see all entrances.

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  • Desperate to maintain her position as her people's protector and outlive those threats hedging closer, she washed her face and changed clothing to prepare for her return journey.

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  • She was hauled into a sitting position by two beefy hands that then tore off her blindfold.

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  • "So he sent you here to assume a position my people would respect while sweeping the way clear for Memon to enter and destroy all?" she continued.

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  • to assume her position if her body and mind were broken by the men you saved her from.

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  • Hilden moved through the crowd directly to the table and took up a protective position behind Rissa, watching without interfering.

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  • Vara, the man who'd freed him from the underground and defied his father to place the foreign-born slave in an honored scout position, who'd bought his weapons, fed and clothed him when he was too poor to do so for himself.

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  • If her answer had been no, he would have again put her in a position where she would be to blame for Jonathan's state of unhappiness.

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  • Together they tossed the bale to the top of the pile and he climbed up to position it.

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  • Shifting her position to relieve a cramp in her hip, she twisted the injured shoulder and cried out in pain.

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  • His brows resumed their natural position as he turned to Gerald.

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  • It looked like a comfortable position, so Carmen did the same.

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  • If it weren't for your money and position, no man would take a second look at you.

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  • Was her position at the office merely the creation of a doting father?

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  • Flipping the dial to the off position, she dived for the questionable refuge under the table.

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  • Jonny had been in the position for under a year.

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  • Of all the White God's brothers, Dusty was the one most likely to understand Xander's position.

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  • He had newly assumed his position after thousands of years without the Gatekeeper existing, since Xander killed the last Grey God.

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  • It is good to see the position of Grey God filled once more.

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  • Xander lifted her into a sitting position between his thick thighs and kissed her face.

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  • Of course, she said nothing else, which leaves me in a position I don't like.

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  • Benjamin Hoadly, the newly-appointed bishop of Bangor, scented the opportunity and wrote a speedy and able reply, Preservative against the Principles and Practices of Non-Jurors, in which his own Erastian position was recommended and sincerity proposed as the only test of truth.

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  • It is evident how this initial position at once defined to him the tasks which philosophy had to perform.

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  • To comprehend the real position we are forced to the conviction that the world of facts is the field in which, and that laws are the means by which, those higher standards of moral and aesthetical value are being realized; and such a union can again only become intelligible through the idea of a personal Deity, who in the creation and preservation of a world has voluntarily chosen certain forms and laws, through the natural operation of which the ends of His work are gained.

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  • Lotze's historical position is of much interest.

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  • In 1734 he was appointed under-secretary of state, and he soon gained a position of great personal influence with George II.

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  • The duke of Dorset's reappointment to the lord-lieutenancy in 1751, with his son Lord George Sackville as secretary of state for Ireland, strengthened the primate's position and enabled him to triumph over the popular party on the constitutional question as to the right of the Irish House of Commons to dispose of surplus Irish revenue, which the government maintained was the property of the Crown.

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  • At the Hague Conference of 1899 the position of irregular combatants was one of the subjects dealt with, and the rules there adopted were reaffirmed at the Conference of 1907.

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  • GIRAFFE, a corruption of Zarafah, the Arabic name for the tallest of all mammals, and the typical representative of the family Giraffidae, the distinctive characters of which are given in the article Pecora, where the systematic position of the group is indicated.

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  • Throughout the divorce proceedings Warham's position was essentially that of an old and weary man.

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  • Otherwise Berthollet's position would have been a much stronger one, and the atomic theory might have had to wait a long while for acceptance.

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  • The atomic theory has been of priceless value to chemists, but it has more than once happened in the history of science that a hypothesis, after having been useful in the discovery Present and the co-ordination of knowledge, has been aban- position doned and replaced by one more in harmony with later of the discoveries.

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  • In 1844 he was elected ordinary professor of higher mechanics and astronomy, a position which he held till his death on the 26th of September 1868.

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  • His attack on Thuringia ended in his defeat at Lucka in 1307, and, in the same year, the death of his son Rudolph weakened his position in eastern Europe.

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  • The offer was refused, and for three years he was without a regular position.

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  • His rivals saw how his intense personal ambition and egoism led him always to assume the chief place, and to use his parliamentary position to establish himself as leader of the nation.

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  • Returning to Rome about April 1344 he worked for three years at the great object of his life, the restoration of the city to its former position of power.

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  • He was received with great rejoicings and quickly regained his former position of power.

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  • In the same year Rainer became curator of the Academy of Sciences, a position which he filled till his death.

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  • The Astrakhan rebellion (1706), which affected all the districts under his government, shook Peter's confidence in him, and seriously impaired his position.

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  • It is clear from Chicheley's position in the list, with eleven fellows and eight scholars, or probationerfellows, below him, that this entry does not mark his first appearance in the college, which had been going on since 1375 at least, and was chartered in 1379.

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  • No one could have attained or kept the position of archbishop at the time without being so.

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  • Those cells are accurately marked, the position of which is such that the colonies, to which they give rise, can grow to their full size without coming into contact with other colonies.

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  • - As already stated, the " Mediterranean region " forms a distinct climatic unit, chiefly due to the form and position of the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • The city of Leon, founded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordova in 1523, was originally situated at the head of the western bay of Lake Managua, and was not removed to its present position till 1610.

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  • At the same time, if Matthew of Edessa may be trusted, he also carried his arms against the Armenians, and plundered in his avarice every Armenian of wealth and position.

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  • in 1882 - recognized the anomalous position in which he would have been placed had he accepted the proposal, and declined the proffered honour.

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  • The British government obtained no satisfactory answer to its remonstrances, and Sir Robert Hart, finding himself placed in a subordinate position after his long service, retired in July 1907.

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  • The revolutionary and imperial epoch had seen a great development of Italian patriotism, and Santarosa was aggrieved by the great extension given to the Austrian power in Italy in 1815, which reduced his own country to a position of inferiority.

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  • The normal polarization at the zenith, as dependent upon the position of the sun, was the foundation of Sir C. Wheatstone's polar clock.

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  • Ancyra was the centre of the Tectosages, one of the three Gaulish tribes which settled in Galatia in the 3rd century B.C., and became the capital of the Roman province of Galatia when it was formally constituted in 25 B.C. During the Byzantine period, throughout which it occupied a position of great importance, it was captured by Persians and Arabs; then it fell into the hands of the Seljuk Turks, was held for eighteen years by the Latin Crusaders, and finally passed to the Ottoman Turks in 1360.

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  • After two hours' exposure, it is wrapped round a frame supported in a given position relative to Elster and Geitel's dissipation apparatus, and the loss of charge is noted.

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  • An isolated tree occupying an exposed position is, it should be remembered, much more likely to be struck than the average tree in the midst of a wood.

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  • In the first, or general, prologue, Douglas claims a higher position for Virgil than for his master Chaucer, and attacks Caxton for his inadequate rendering of a French translation of the Aeneid.

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  • The true mushroom itself is to a great extent a dung-borne species, therefore mushroom-beds are always liable to an invasion from other dung-borne forms. The spores of all fungi are constantly floating about in the air, and when the spores of dung-infesting species alight on a mushroom-bed they find a nidus already prepared that exactly suits them; and if the spawn of the new-comer becomes more profuse than that of the mushroom the stranger takes up his position at the expense of the mushroom.

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  • Aguilar "of the Frontier" was so named in the middle ages from its position on the border of the Moorish territories, which were defended by the castle of Anzur, now a ruin; but the spacious squares and modern houses of the existing town retain few vestiges of Moorish dominion.

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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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  • He indeed became so disgusted with the false position of a pretender to the crown, into which he was being forced, that he wished to go to America, but, as the comtesse de Buffon would not go with him, he decided to remain in Paris.

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  • him a priest of Alexandria called Dioscorus, who died a month after his election, and thus left the position open for him.

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  • This medieval fortress, strong by art as well as position before the invention of modern artillery, has since undergone numerous sieges.

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  • Hastings was soon released at the intercession of the Dutch resident, and made use of his position at Murshidabad to open negotiations with the English fugitives at Falta, the site of a Dutch factory near the mouth of the Hugli.

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  • After fourteen years' residence in Bengal Hastings did not return home a rich man, estimated by the opportunities of his position.

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  • Hastings was reduced to the position of a cipher at their meetings.

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  • He could support the position of a governor-general and of a.

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  • Consequently corporal and even capital punishment occupy a far less prominent position, and tend everywhere to disappear.

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  • It was founded (perhaps on the site of an early Sicanian settlement) by colonists from Gela about 582 B.C., and, though the lastest city of importance founded by the Greeks in Sicily, soon acquired a position second to that of Syracuse alone, owing to its favourable situation for trade with Carthage and to the fertility of its territory.

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  • The planets were shown to have visible disks, and to be attended by satellites whose distance and position angle relative to the planet it was desirable to measure.

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  • Before astronomical telescopes were mounted parallactically, the measurement of position angles was seldom attempted.

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  • Sir William Herschel was the first astronomer who measured position angles; the instrument he employed is described in Phil.

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  • When equatorial mountings for telescopes became more general, no filar micrometer was considered complete which was not fitted with a position circle.'

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  • equatorial telescope, is the first position micrometer constructed capable of measuring position angles to 1' of arc.

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  • C is the clamp and M the slow motion in position angle.

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  • Other astronomers use the two distance-measuring webs, placed at a convenient distance apart, for position wires.

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  • The varnish to fix the webs is applied, not on the surface T as is usual, but on a bevel for the purpose,' the position of the webs depending on their tension to keep them in their furrows.

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  • a tract entitled The Desertion discuss'd in a Letter to a Country Gentleman (1688), in answer to Bishop Burnet's defence of King William's position.

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  • The first series contained six essays, the most notable being that "On the office of a Chaplain," which throws much light on the position of a large section of the clergy at that time.

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  • The island is subject to strong winds, which are especially felt at Cagliari owing to its position at the south-east end of the Campidano, and the autumn rains are sometimes of almost tropical violence.

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  • or less in height and width, with the sides slightly inclined towards one another, and from 30 to 40 ft., or even more, in length; the sides are composed sometimes of slabs, sometimes of rough walling, while the roof is composed of flat slabs; and the bodies were probably disposed in a sitting position.

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  • For some years he was employed as a clerk; thereafter he joined a relative who was inspector of manufactures at Amiens, and he himself speedily rose to the position of inspector.

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  • It contained many and terrible truths as to the royal refusal to sanction the decrees and as to the king's position in the state; but it was inconsistent with a minister's position, disrespectful if not insolent in tone.

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  • of Lahore, its position on which has greatly assisted its development.

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  • The struggle of the Bohemians against Rome continued uninterruptedly, and the position of Podébrad became a very difficult one when the young king Ladislas, who was crowned in 1453, expressed his sympathies for the Roman Church, though he had recognized the compacts and the ancient privileges of Bohemia.

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  • But Maximilian was regarded with suspicion by the states of Netherlands, and after suppressing a rising in Gelderland his position was further weakened by the death of his wife on the 27th of March 1482.

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  • He held this position until 1906, and in that year was returned as Socialist member for Blackburn.

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  • The Royal Society awarded him the Copley medal in 5892, and selected him as Croonian lecturer in the following year, his subject being the position of pathology among the biological sciences; and in 1898 he delivered the second Huxley memorial lecture at Charing Cross Hospital.

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  • Unless the junglecat, which is a nearly whole-coloured species, can claim the position, the ancestry of these Manx-Malay cats is still unknown.

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  • His extreme impecuniosity made him from the first subservient to the Polish senate and nobles (szlachta), who deprived him of the control of the mint - then one of the most lucrative sources of revenue of the Polish kings - curtailed his prerogative, and generally endeavoured to reduce him to a subordinate position.

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  • He entered the army, merely because the position gave a vantage-ground from which to make his observations.

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  • The position on which he entered at Stockholm was unsuited for a man who wished to be his own master.

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  • in his Encyclical of August 4, 1879, which directed the clergy to take the teachings of Aquinas as the basis of their theological position.

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  • Not long after, however, when Ephialtes fell by the dagger, Pericles undoubtedly assumed the leading position in the state.

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  • After 445 Athens was hardly in a position to summon such a congress, and would not have sent to envoys out of 20 to northern and central Greece, where she had just lost all her influence; nor is it likely that the building of the Parthenon (begun not later than 447) was entered on before the congress.

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  • His position at home scarcely improved during the war.

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  • By 1861 the population had grown to 17,688, chiefly owing to its position as an important railway junction.

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  • The cause of this long duration, and at the same time the secret of its history, is to be found in the isolated position of Trebizond and its district, between the mountains and the sea, which has already been described.

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  • Still more important is the church of Haghia Sophia, which occupies a conspicuous position overlooking the sea, about 2 m.

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  • In the third he stands almost upright; in the first he kneels; in the second he stoops, halfway between the upright and the kneeling position.

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  • So he will endeavour to be "on the jack," the ideal position being a bowl at rest immediately in front of or behind it.

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  • The third player, who does any measuring that may be necessary to determine which bowl or bowls may be nearest the jack, holds almost as responsible a position as the captain, whose place, in fact, he takes whenever the skip is temporarily absent.

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  • apart from each, and occupying the position of the apex of an inverted pyramid.

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  • We note here that though Ritschl gives Jesus a unique and unapproachable position in His active relation to the kingdom, he declines to rise above this relative teaching.

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  • Ritschl, Die Christliche Lehre von der Rechtfertigung and VersOhnung (3rd ed., 1889); Unterricht in der Christlichen Lehre (very many editions); and Theologie and Metaphysik (2nd ed., 1887), give his main position.

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  • The latter selected a position a few hundred yards to the north-east of the old city of Chung-tu or Yenking, where he founded the new city of Ta-tu ("great capital"), called by the Mongols Taidu or Daitu, but also KhanBalik; and from this time dates the use of the latter name as applied to this site.

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  • PITCH The pitch of a musical sound is aurally defined by its absolute position in the scale and by its relative position with regard to other musical sounds.

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  • Otherwise we may assume no disturbing alteration has taken place for more than 2000 years in its position and extent.

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  • service of the East India company and sailed for Fort St David; here he showed himself very industrious, made the acquaintance of Robert Clive and rose rapidly from one position to another.

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  • Hubert de Burgh was the last of the great justiciars; after his fall (1231) the justiciarship was not again committed to a great baron, and the chancellor soon took the position formerly occupied by the justiciar as second to the king in dignity, as well as in power and influence.

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  • In a type built with vertical sections each division is complete in itself, and is not directly connected with the next section, but communicates with flow and return drums. A defective section may thus be left in position and stopped off by means of plugs from the drums until it is convenient to fit a new one in its place.

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  • In one sense tt may be said to stand to theological literature in Scotland in something of the same position as that occupied by the Canon Mirificus with respect to the scientific literature, for it is the first published original work relating to theological interpretation, and is quite without a predecessor in its own field.

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  • Each rod therefore contains on two of its faces multiples of digits which are complementary to those on the other two faces; and the multiples of a digit and of its complement are reversed in position.

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  • He retained this position until 1517, wrote a Latin grammar, and other manuals for the use of his pupils, and in 1515 travelled in Italy with Ernest.

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  • From the vantage-ground of this long-coveted position the Plato was published in 1871.

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  • As one of the three principal systems of ecclesiastical polity known to the Christian Church, Presbyterianism occupies an intermediate position between episcopacy and congregationalism.

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  • His position is one of great honour and influence, but he remains a simple presbyter, without any special rule or jurisdiction.

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  • The Swiss, owing to their peculiar geographical position and to certain political circumstances, early manifested independence in ecclesiastical matters, and became accustomed to the Statistics.

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  • In 1789 all citizens were made equal before the law, and the position of Presbyterianism improved till 1791.

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  • From the geographical position of the Netherlands, Presbyterianism there took its tone from France.

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