Lifting her in his strong arms the way she had come to recognize as a precursor to lovemaking, he headed for their bedroom.
In this, as in other respects, he was a precursor of Protestantism.
In his literary spirit he is a precursor of the humanists of the Renaissance.
The only extant prose work which may be assigned to the end of this period is the treatise on rhetoric known by the title Ad Herennium (c. 84) a work indicative of the attention bestowed on prose style and rhetorical studies during the last century of the republic, and which may be regarded as a precursor of the oratorical treatises of Cicero and of the work of Quintilian.
So far he may be fairly called the precursor of later utilitarianism.
He was thus important as the precursor of Malebranche and Spinoza.
Bruno was the precursor of the idealistic schools.
Gallimard, Moldenarius, Septalius, Saunders, C. Lebrun (a precursor of Charles Bell), Elsholz, de la Belliere, J.
He seems to have regarded the work just named as a necessary precursor to his own labours in ornithology.
In his extensive work Tractatus de legibus ac deo legislatore (reprinted, London, 1679) he is to some extent the precursor of Grotius and Samuel Pufendorf.
Catulus in the preceding generation, was a kind of dilettante poet and a precursor of the poetry of pleasure, which attained such prominence in the elegiac poets of the Augustan age.
His short administration was one of the most disgraceful and incompetent in English history, originating in an accident, supported only by the will of the sovereign, by gross corruption and intimidation, the precursor of the disintegration of political life and of a whole series of national disasters.
Scott's sight, though no longer used with quick-firing guns, is the precursor of all modern sights.
Under the guidance of such a principle the writer naturally expected the world's culmination in evil to be the immediate precursor of God's intervention on behalf of the righteous, and every fresh growth in evil to be an additional sign that the time was at hand.
of the middle ages: the illustrative picture was the precursor of the medieval miniature (the technical term for a picture in an illuminated MS.); and the independent simple ornament was to expand into the brilliant initial letters and borders of illumination.
A preliminary distribution of 1060 natives in1509-1510was the direct precursor of the rebellion of the natives in 1511.
Exquisite as he is in his special mode of execution, he undoubtedly falls far short, not only of his great naturalist contemporaries such as 1Vlasaccio and Lippo Lippi, but even of so distant a precursor as Giotto, in all that pertains to bold or life-like invention of a subject or the realization of ordinary appearances, expressions and actions - the facts of nature, as distinguished from the aspirations or contemplations of the spirit.
The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.
This form of neuralgia is occasionally the precursor of an attack of shingles (Herpes zoster) as well as a result of it.
As a portrayer of Scottish peasant-life in fiction he was the precursor of a large school, which has benefited by his example and surpassed its original leader in popularity.
The journey to Italy made by the king in 1154 was the precursor of five other expeditions which engaged his main energies for thirty years, during which the subjugation of the peninsula was the central and abiding aim of his policy.
It contains the distinct proposal that the transport of letters should be wholly gratuitous - the precursor of subsequent reform - and the prophecy that, under given circumstances, "the Americans would raise cheaper corn than has ever been raised."
The second league is further interesting as the precursor of the Achaean and Aetolian Leagues.
The book was undoubtedly the precursor of the famous Books of Sentences of Abelard's own pupil Peter Lombard and others, and of all the Summae theologiae with which the church was presently to abound.
c. 465 or 450 B.C.), a Greek humanist of the first period of the Sophistical movement, known as the "precursor of Socrates."
Arsinoitherium is the precursor of the horned Ungulata; while Moeritherium and Palaeomastodon undoubtedly include the oldest known elephants.
While, on one hand, he combines much that had been suggested by Parmenides, Pythagoras and the Ionic schools, he has germs of truth that Plato and Aristotle afterwards developed; he is at once a firm believer in Orphic mysteries, and a scientific thinker, precursor of the physical scientists.
He was one of the first to attack the realist doctrines of Duns Scotus, and is interesting mainly as the precursor of William of Occam in his revival of Nominalism.
The precursor of the thegn was the gesith, the companion of the king or great lord, the member of his comitatus, and the word thegn began to be used to describe a military gesith.
The mirror galvanometer and the siphon recorder, which was patented in 1867, were the outcome of these researches; but the scientific value of the mirror galvanometer is independent of its use in telegraphy, and the siphon recorder is the direct precursor of one form of galvanometer (d'Arsonval's) now commonly used in electrical laboratories.
The response to the stimulus takes the form of increasing the permeability of particular cells of the growing structures, and so modifying the degree of the turgidity that is the precursor of growth in them.
Lighting the tree with wax candles (the precursor to electric Christmas lights) began in the 18th century.
Sainte-Beuve in his Tableau of 1828 sang the praises of Chenier as an heroic forerunner of the Romantic movement and a precursor of Victor Hugo.
Even the naïf pictorial suggestion, of which free use is made in the Creation and in the Seasons, is closer to the manner of Handel than to that of the 19th century: it is less the precursor of romance than the descendant of an earlier realism.
In 1874 he was elected regular professor of philosophy at Zurich, and in the following year was called to the corresponding chair at Leipzig, where he founded an Institute for Experimental Psychology, the precursor of many similar institutes.
In 1755 the precursor of the later Edinburgh Review was started, now chiefly remembered because in its pages Adam Smith criticized the dictionary of Dr Johnson, and because the contents of its two numbers were edited by Wedderburn.
It was the precursor of the Prayer Book, and supplemented the accustomed Latin service by additions in English to provide for the communion of the people in both kinds.
and rightly, the precursor of idealism.
As a heme precursor molecule moves through each step, an enzyme modifies the precursor in some way.
If a precursor molecule is not modified, it cannot proceed to the next step, causing a buildup of that specific precursor.
Under normal circumstances, when heme concentrations are at an appropriate level, precursor production decreases.
So is there a precursor to the Internet?
Reality TV actually started on the radio with Candid Camera precursor Candid Microphone in 1947.
While many of these computerized networks existed at various universities, the real precursor to the web was the famous ARPANET, a network created by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Defense.
For twenty years a profound peace prevailed throughout the empire, but it was the precursor of a terrible storm destined to destroy the Safawid dynasty and scatter calamity broadcast over Persia.
The war of 1870-7r found Boudin impecunious but great, for then there had well begun the series of freshly and vigorously conceived canvases and panels, which record the impressions of a precursor of the Impressionists in presence of the Channel waters, and of those autumn skies, or skies of summer, now radiant, now uncertain, which hung over the small ports and the rocky or chalk-cliff coasts, over the watering-places, Trouville, Dieppe, and over those larger harbours, with port and avant-port and bassin, of Dunkirk, of Havre.
He is, in a limited sense, a precursor of the Renaissance, but he is far more truly to be regarded as the crowning representative of the spirit of the middle ages.
In 1835 he combined the short circuit of his monster magnet (of 1834) with the small "intensity" magnet of an experimental telegraph wire, thereby establishing the fact that very powerful mechanical effects could be produced at a great distance by the agency of a very feeble magnet used as a circuit maker and breaker, or as a "trigger" - the precursor of later forms of relay and receiving magnets.
Lessing's conception of history as an "education of the human race" is a typical example of this interpretation of the facts, and was indeed the precursor which stimulated many more elaborate German theories.
Aristarchus of Samos, Martianus Capella (the precursor of Copernicus), Cicero, Favorinus, Sextus Empiricus, Juvenal, and in a later age Savonarola and Pico della Mirandola, and La Fontaine, a contemporary of the neutral La Bruyere, were all pronounced opponents of astrology.
He has the interest of being the last poet of the free republic. In his life and in his art he was the precursor of those poets who used their genius as the interpreter and minister of pleasure; but he rises above them in the spirit of personal independence, in his affection for his friends, in his keen enjoyment of natural and simple pleasures, and in his power of giving vital expression to these feelings.
Theologically he has been classed as a precursor of the New England Unitarians.
(precursor in this also of Louis XIV.) rendered his task impossible or fatal.
But he was convinced that the Messianic age needed as its certain precursor the settlement of Jews in all parts of the known world.
It can also serve as a precursor for a real pet in the future.
This gliding action is the precursor of what we now call skiing.
However, soy's isofloves are a precursor to estrogen and not an ideal choice for men as a regular source of protein.
It is a precursor for further treatment methods.
The Golden Globes have surpassed that controversial reputation they received after Pia Zadora's win and are now seen as a precursor to the Oscars, even after Heath Ledger's win.
Bad breath can be a precursor to bad gums, and this can lead to gum disease.
Sodium hypochlorite - which is household bleach or a chemical precursor to chlorine.
In fact, people who are deprived of REM sleep, which is the precursor to dreaming, will have many problems, including getting sick more often, having reduced memory and productivity, and other signs of serious sleep disorders.
To unlock the corresponding video, you need to collect the designated number of Precursor Orbs.
Mario Bros., a 1983 arcade game, is a precursor to the mechanics of future Mario games.
But for the casual gamer unfamiliar with the loads of precursor technology, they aren't going to want to put the time into learning HOW to game just to PLAY games.
Especially for children, change is often the precursor of stress.
B-cell (B lymphocyte)-A small white blood cell from bone marrow responsible for producing antibody and serving as a precursor for plasma cells.
High LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a major precursor of vascular disease and heart disease.
Prediabetes-A precursor condition to type 2 diabetes, sometimes called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose.
This condition is considered to be a possible precursor to cervical cancer and is diagnosed as an abnormal Pap smear.
Because heme levels remain low, the synthesis pathway continues to churn out precursor molecules in an attempt to correct the heme deficit.
The net effect of this continued production is an abnormal accumulation of precursor molecules and development of some type of porphyria.
Each type of porphyria corresponds with a specific enzyme defect and an accumulation of the associated precursor.
If these tests reveal abnormal levels of protoporphyrins, further tests are done to measure heme precursor levels in red blood cells and the stool.
Biochemical tests rely on the color, chemical properties, and other unique features of each heme precursor.
Further testing is necessary to determine whether the precursor present is porphobilinogen or urobilinogen-only porphobilinogen is indicative of AIP.
Basically, an enzyme test involves adding a certain amount of the enzyme to a test tube that contains the precursor it is supposed to modify.
Both the production of modified precursor and the rate at which it appears can be measured using laboratory equipment.
If a modified precursor is produced, the test indicates that the enzyme is doing its job.
The rate at which the modified precursor is produced can be compared to a standard to measure the efficiency of the enzyme.
The bone marrow makes precursor cells called blasts or stem cells, which mature into different types of blood cells.
Stem cells are undifferentiated precursor cells whose daughter cells can differentiate into more specialized cells.
Macrocytic cells occur when division of RBC precursor cells in the bone marrow is impaired.
The yellowish fluid, called colostrum, is a precursor to milk.
Migraines tend to be diagnosed based on symptoms along with any possible precursor, such as the link between birth control and migraines.
A small amount of blood loss can either be a precursor to an actual miscarriage or a symptom of the many other conditions that can cause first trimester bleeding, such as implantation bleeding.
He was a pioneer in building safety requiring that workers have daily sobriety tests, wear specially-designed headgear - the precursor to today's hard hat - as well as glare-free goggles and wind protection hand cream.
Fisher-Price offers a smaller dollhouse as a precursor to the Loving Family series called My First Dollhouse.
Carotenoids, a precursor to vitamin A, is another powerful antioxidant found in sources like carrots and winter squash.
It comes in two forms; preformed vitamin A, and provitamin A, a precursor that becomes vitamin A in the body once ingested.
Vitamin B6, beta-carotene (vitamin A precursor), inositol, biotin and folic acid are important components, as are the minerals zinc, magnesium, and sulfur.
This is because of the beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A.
DHEA is a precursor to sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, which serve vital functions in the human body.
Because it is a precursor to testosterone, DHEA may lead to increased agitation and irritability.
Tryptophan is a precursor to several important compounds in the body.
Tryptophan is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
The body converts phenylalanine into l-tyrosine, another amino acid, which is the precursor to brain chemicals include dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine.
Colorful fruits vegetables provide good amounts beta carotene, the precursor to this essential nutrient.
It can help to protect the eyes from sustaining sun damage, may actually help to improve vision, and is capable of preventing clouding of the eyes, which is a precursor to cataracts.
Philips & Co., which was founded in 1891 by Anton and Gerard Philips, was an early manufacturer of carbon-filament lamps, a precursor to the incandescent light bulb.
The Cone system is a precursor to the modern automatic drip coffee maker.
These days, a promise ring is usually a precursor to an engagement ring.
A successful modeling career and a string of television appearances were just the precursor, though, to the dramatic soap opera role waiting in the wings.
Henry VIII cross stitch seems appropriate, because historians believe Catherine of Aragon, one of Henry VIII's many wives, ihave brought black stitch, a precursor to cross stitch, from Spain to England.
All of this sugar greatly increases your risk of developing insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.
This invention was considered the precursor of the Pilates reformer.
about 1180), in philosophy an Aristotelian (through Avicenna) and the precursor of Maimonides, is chiefly known for his Sepher haqabbalah, written as a polemic against Karaism, but valuable for the history of tradition.
These candidates, however, received no electoral votes and a popular vote of only 156,149, of which but 25,329 were polled in New York, By 1856 they abandoned their separate organization and joined the movement which resulted in the formation of the powerful Republican party, of which the Free Soil party was the legitimate precursor.
Among the visionary Franciscans, enthusiastic adherents of Joachim's prophecies, arose above all the conviction that the pope was Antichrist, or at least his precursor.
amine precursor, uptake and decarboxylation) cells.
amino acid arginine, which is the precursor for the formation of nitrous oxide in the tissue circulation.
Formula 4 Feet contains the amino acid arginine, which is the precursor for the formation of nitrous oxide in the tissue circulation.
Venture capital investments are seen as the primary precursor to economic growth, they have fueled the dot-com boom in the 1990s.
Libya remains heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for CW precursor chemicals and other key related equipment.
Note that some chains are formed by the proteolytic cleavage of an intact precursor chain.
fescue pasture grass with improved forage digestibility was produced using an anti-sense gene for the lignin precursor enzyme cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase.
inactive precursor, plasminogen.
lachrymatory thiopropanal-S-oxide from its biosynthetic precursor S-1-propenyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide when damaged (Freeman & Whenham 1976 ).
Alex Wright lithograph This early 19th Century lithograph shows the Chapel of Ease at Shirehampton, precursor of the present St. Mary's.
neuropeptide precursor protein that is abundant in the hypothalamus.
osteoclast precursor populations.
ozone precursor emissions at a global scale.
Phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho) is a major membrane phospholipid, and is a precursor to two other abundant membrane.
precursor of dopamine, relieves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease presumably by being converted to dopamine in the brain.
precursor of vitamin D.
Its biosynthetic precursor, demecolcine, is an alkaloid.
For those enzymes in which an inactive precursor is converted to the active form(s ), it is recommended that: 15.
Levodopa, the metabolic precursor of dopamine, relieves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease presumably by being converted to dopamine in the brain.
St. John the Baptist is the Lord's immediate precursor or forerunner, sent to prepare his way.
It, however, is the necessary precursor for the two week dose of shock therapy that follows.
A Data Architecture is thus an essential precursor to making maximum use of this invaluable resource.
precursor protein of the thyroid hormones.
precursor chemicals which contribute to the production of chemical agents.
precursor cells which are formed divide normally to form fully differentiated rays.
This will require action on ozone precursor emissions at a global scale.
Depressed people interested in considering this hormone precursor should consult a doctor.
Last month, Taiwan intercepted a North Korean vessel carrying what the United States has called a chemical weapons precursor.
Production of transgenic soybean lines expressing the bean pod mottle virus coat protein precursor gene.
An assessment of the matrix 96 direct beta counter for cytotoxic T lymphocyte precursor frequency analysis in human cardiac transplant recipients.
Both structural and functional (e.g., electroceramic) ceramic precursor sols are being produced and characterized.
synthesized as a precursor for cholesterol, myelin, and steroid hormones.
viola da gamba, the precursor to the cello, which dates from around 1680, is also up for grabs.
A bass viola da gamba, the precursor to the cello, which dates from around 1680, is also up for grabs.
In this respect he was a precursor of Peter the Great, but he greatly underestimated the difficulties of the task.
Severe as were the losses in flocks and herds from these imported diseases, they were eclipsed by the ravages of the mysterious potato blight, which, first appearing in 1845, pervaded the whole of Europe, and in Ireland especially proved the precursor of famine and pestilence.
In the earlier part of the 16th century Paracelsus gave a new direction to alchemy by declaring that its true object was not the making of gold but the preparation of medicines, and this union of chemistry with medicine was one characteristic of the iatrochemical school of which he was the precursor.
To its embellishment they probably contributed the older ornamental entrance, facing south-west, the precursor of the greater structure of Mnesicles (see Propylaea) and the colonnade of the " Hecatompedon," or earlier temple of Athena, at this time the only large sacred edifice on the citadel.
Even the naÃ¯f pictorial suggestion, of which free use is made in the Creation and in the Seasons, is closer to the manner of Handel than to that of the 19th century: it is less the precursor of romance than the descendant of an earlier realism.
As a natural philosopher he radically opposed Cuvier and was distinctly a precursor of uniformitarianism, advocating the hypothesis of slow changes and variations, both in living forms and in their environment.
IIarith put himself at the head of all the malcontents, and raised the black flag, in compliance with a Sibylline prophecy, holding that the man with the black flag (the Prophet's flag) would put an end to the tyranny, and be the precursor of the Mandi.
What is the name for the precursor cells that differentiate into bone resorbing cells?
Squalene is a naturally occurring molecule absorbed from food, and synthesized as a precursor for cholesterol, myelin, and steroid hormones.
In laboratory experiments, the form of tannins in pomegranate juice called punicalagins has demonstrated its ability to act as a free radical scavenger and mop up free radicals, thought to be a precursor to cancer.
Smooth lips are a precursor to perfect lipstick application.
They develop from ' apud ' (amine precursor, uptake and decarboxylation) cells.
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