Pursuits sentence example

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  • It has been stated that Napier's mathematical pursuits led him to dissipate his means.
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  • At their first interview Cranmer was commanded by the king to lay aside all other pursuits and to devote himself to the question of the divorce.
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  • In other parts of the same continent, in Egypt and in South Africa, many Jews have settled, participating in all industrial and financial pursuits.
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  • It is devoted largely to agricultural pursuits.
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  • Minor league baseball, biking, and golf are top pursuits.
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  • He reverted in his old age to the mathematical pursuits of his earlier years, and his ardour for knowledge of every kind remained fresh to the last.
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  • They usually show little aptitude for business or for sedentary pursuits; but, on the other hand, they are born equestrians and sportsmen.
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  • Though he duly finished his theological course and was licensed to preach, Brewster's preference for other pursuits prevented him from engaging in the active duties of his profession.
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  • But although in his father's lifetime he several times filled the office of consul, and after his death was nominally the partner in the empire with his brother Titus, he never took any part in public business, but lived in great retirement, devoting himself to a life of pleasure and of literary pursuits till he succeeded to the throne.
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  • Mill complains that his father often required more than could be expected of him, but his tasks were not so severe as to prevent him from growing up a healthy and high-spirited boy, though he was not constitutionally robust, and his pursuits were so different from those of other boys of the same age.
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  • Taking up his residence in New York, he was in 1832-1839 president of the National Bank (afterwards the Gallatin Bank) of New York, but his duties were light, and he devoted himself chiefly to the congenial pursuits of science and literature.
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  • His official duties, however, did not interfere with the prosecution of scientific pursuits, and in 1779 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
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  • The fathers of the church did not encourage scientific pursuits, which Lactantius (4th century) declared to be unprofitable.
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  • They also eschewed the luxuries and pursuits of settled life, and lived in tents, refusing to sow grain as well as to plant vineyards.
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  • Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.
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  • He had in 1854 been appointed secretary to the prison board, an office which gave him entire pecuniary independence, and the duties of which he discharged most assiduously, notwithstanding his literary pursuits and the pressure of another important task assigned to him after the completion of his history, the editorship of the National Scottish Registers.
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  • Most of these Turkish tribes live by pastoral pursuits and some by agriculture, and are a most laborious and honest population.
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  • It is estimated that about one-half of the Russian agricultural population supplement their income by engaging in non-agricultural pursuits, but not more than 18 to 22% carry on domestic trades, the others finding occupation in the carrying trade - which is still important, even since the construction of the railway - in hunting (chiefly squirrel-hunting) and in work in the mines.
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  • The goddess of war develops into the goddess of peace and the pursuits connected with it.
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  • One of the purposes of this restrictive provision was that of creating a national merchant marine, but the disinclination of Brazilians for maritime pursuits has been a serious obstacle to its realization.
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  • Disillusioned with men and despairing of the future of his country, he spent the rest of his life devoted to agricultural pursuits, and rarely emerged from his retirement; when he did so, it was to fight political and religious reaction.
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  • At the census of 1900 nearly 69% of the total population of the country derived their income from agriculture, forestry, horticulture and other agricultural pursuits.
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  • He continued attached to the regiment till 1 754, when, disappointed at not obtaining a living, he abandoned the clerical profession and resolved to devote himself to literary pursuits.
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  • Educated at Meung and at Angers, he entered the Benedictine abbey of Bourgueil, and in 1079 became abbot of this place, but his time was devoted to literary pursuits rather than to his official duties.
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  • The number of persons engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1880 was 10,986, and in 1900, was valued in 1908 at $556,774.
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  • Manufactures.-Rhode Island is essentially a manufacturing state; of the 191,923 persons in the state engaged in gainful occupations in 1900, 101,162 (or 52.7%) were employed in manufacturing and mechanical pursuits.
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  • After the close of the war Johnston engaged in civil pursuits.
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  • The mixed population, as a whole, displays the usual characteristics of mountaineers, fine physique and vigorous independent spirit; but its ancient truculence has given way before strong government action since the middle 10th century, and the great increase of agricultural pursuits, to which the purely pastoral are now quite secondary.
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  • The foreign whites alone constituted 10.4% of the total number of persons engaged in agricultural pursuits; 11.4% of those in professional services; 2 5.7% in domestic and personal services; 19.2% in trade and transportation; and 30.6% of those engaged in manufacturing and mechanical industries.
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  • His character and pursuits are the more remarkable, considering the rank of life in which he was born and the circumstances under which he was brought up. In many respects he reminds.
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  • At the conclusion of his philosophical studies at the university, some geometrical figures, which fell in his way, excited in him a passion for mathematical pursuits, and in spite of the opposition of his father, who wished him to be a clergyman, he applied himself in secret to his favourite science.
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  • But at the end of a year he renounced the pursuits of commerce, returned to the university of Basel, and was admitted to the degree of bachelor in philosophy, and a year later, at the age of 18, to that of master of arts.
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  • The majority of the population is devoted to pastoral, and in some degree to agricultural pursuits, the cattle, as in other Alpine lands, being the mainstay of the peasants.
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  • He resigned in 1870, and for the rest of his life was engaged in civil and commercial pursuits.
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  • In comparison with its other industries it stands also pre-eminently as an agricultural state; for of its 789,404 labourers in 1900, 371,604, or 47%, were engaged in agriculture, 129,006 being engaged in trade and transportation, and 124,803 in manufactures and mechanical pursuits.
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  • In 1738 he was made a knight of the Thistle, and for several years lived in retirement in Bute, engaged in agricultural and botanical pursuits.
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  • Of males (1,097, 581) engaged in 1900 in gainful occupations 47.1% were engaged in manufacturing and mechanical pursuits (77.9 in every loo in 1870 and 73 in 1900), 27.1 in trade and transportation, 14.2 in domestic and personal service, 7.4 in agricultural pursuits and 4.2 in professional service.
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  • His sympathies, however, were always with mechanical and scientific pursuits, and several of his inventions date from a time anterior to his final abandonment of the law.
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  • The presence or absence of useful minerals, plants and animals rendered some congenial, others unfriendly; some areas were the patrons of virile occupations, others of feminine pursuits.
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  • From 1801 he lived in retirement with his family, employing himself chiefly in scientific pursuits.
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  • The law under which the census of 1840 was taken contained a novel provision for the preparation in connexion with the census of statistical tables giving "such information in relation to mines, agriculture, commerce, manufactures and schools as will exhibit a full view of the pursuits, industry, education and resources of the country."
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  • Most of these systems come into the category of occult pursuits, as they are the interpretations of phenomena on the ground of fanciful presumptions, by an appeal to unreal or at least unverifiable influences and relations.
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  • He then turned to industrial pursuits, and, having made himself acquainted with the processes of the cotton manufacture, founded at Auchy, in the Pas de Calais, a spinning-mill which employed four or five hundred persons, principally women and children.
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  • Classified by occupations the census of 1904 gave the following results: dependants, mainly young children, 28.53%; agriculture, 39.51%; commercial and industrial pursuits, 7.62%; professional, 3.18%; domestic (including women living at home other than those helping in farm work), 1 5.75%.
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  • Agriculture is the leading industry in South Dakota; in 1900 out of 137,156 persons engaged in occupations, 82,857 followed agricultural pursuits.
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  • The only way of filling up the gaps in the population of the ravaged land was to invite foreign immigrants of a superior class, chapmen and handicraftsmen, not only given to peace ful pursuits and accustomed to law and order, but Cities.
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  • The leading agricultural pursuits are the growing of Indian corn and wheat and the raising of livestock, yet it is in the production of fruits, vegetables and tobacco, that Maryland ranks highest as an agricultural state, and in no other state except South Carolina is so large a per cent.
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  • Over two-thirds of the inhabitants are engaged in agricultural pursuits.
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  • Among his avowed antagonists in literary warfare the most distinguished were Malone and Steevens, the Shakespeare editors; Mathias, the author of the Pursuits of Literature; Dr Jamieson, the Scottish lexicographer; Pinkerton, the historian; Dr Irving, the biographer of the Scottish poets; and Dr Currie of Liverpool.
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  • Its founder, with a wise instinct, had forbidden the accumulation of wealth; its own constitutions, as revised in the 84th decree of the sixth general congregation, had forbidden all pursuits of a commercial nature, as also had various popes; but nevertheless the trade went on unceasingly, necessarily with the full knowledge of the general, unless it be pleaded that the system of obligatory espionage had completely broken down.
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  • During the last two decades of the 19th century the number of inhabitants engaged in agricultural pursuits decreased from 45,122 to 38,782; and the number engaged in manufacturing and mechanical pursuits increased from 57,283 to 75,945.
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  • Paris, in the society of literary men, and devoted to the literary pursuits in which he delighted.
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  • Five main occupation groups are covered by the census: (I) agriculture, (2) professional service, (3) domestic and personal service, (4) trade and transportation, (5) manufacture and mechanical pursuits.
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  • In the hilly districts the inhabitants mainly follow pastoral pursuits, possessing much cattle of all kinds.
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  • In 1808 he accompanied the community of Crook Hall to the new college at Ushaw, Durham, but in 1811, after declining the presidency of the college at Maynooth, he withdrew to the secluded mission at Hornby in Lancashire, where for the rest of his life he devoted himself to literary pursuits.
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  • Agriculture, dairying and lumbering are the chief pursuits of the inhabitants.
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  • The population is chiefly employed in cloth-weaving,wine-making and agricultural pursuits.
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  • Shortly afterwards Kelly and Dee were introduced by the earl of Leicester to a Polish nobleman, Albert Laski, palatine of Siradz, devoted to the same pursuits, who persuaded them to accompany him to his native country.
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  • He removed with his parents to Stoughton in 1723, attended the country school there, and at an early age learned the cobbler's trade in his father's shop. Removing to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743, he worked as county surveyor, engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied law, and in 1754 was admitted to the bar.
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  • In 1767 he published a volume of sermons, which gained him the acquaintance of Lord Shelburne, an event which had much influence in raising his reputation and determining the character of his subsequent pursuits.
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  • His leisure was devoted to scientific pursuits, especially in pneumatics.
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  • The Noctes Atticae is valuable for the insight it affords into the nature of the society and pursuits of those times, and for the numerous excerpts it contains from the works of lost ancient authors.
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  • It may be mentioned that in the time of Justinian the word hesychast was applied to monks in general simply as descriptive of the quiet and contemplative character of their pursuits.
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  • Since then the city has devoted itself to the pursuits of trade and commerce.
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  • He did not abandon himself to despair, but sought refuge in returning to the classical pursuits of his youth.
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  • Having completed his education at the university of Edinburgh, where he was distinguished in mathematics, Robert was induced to enter a banking-house in order to acquire a practical knowledge of business, but his ambition was really academic. In 1769 he gave up business pursuits and accepted the rectorship of Perth academy.
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  • The first named schools being mainly intended for those engaged in industrial or agricultural pursuits, the day classes gradually fell into disuse.
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  • The isolation of the elementary bodies and the investigation of their properties was one of his favourite pursuits.
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  • Destined by his father to the pursuits of trade, he was allowed, nevertheless, to indulge his fondness for music, and learnt to play at an early age on several instruments, his first teacher being the Tirolean composer, I.
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  • Upwards of half the population are supported by industrial and commercial pursuits, and barely a quarter by agriculture.
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  • He retired in 1889, and devoted himself to literary and theological pursuits.
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  • Epicurus himself had not apparently shared in any large or liberal culture, and his influence was certainly thrown on the side of those who depreciated purely scientific pursuits as onesided and misleading.
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  • He shows advance in every direction, and by the end of the later Neolithic period he is master of the arts of pottery and spinning, is engaged in agricultural pursuits, owns domestic animals, and makes weapons and tools of fine shape, either ground and polished or beautifully chipped.
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  • About three-fifths of the inhabitants are engaged in agricultural pursuits, and in 1910 the amount invested in lands, buildings, implements and stock was double that invested in the manufactures of the whole Dominion.
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  • He learned, he himself said, but little Latin and Greek, but acquired a great love of English literature, which his mother fostered, and a love of outdoor pursuits.
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  • These tribes, under British influence, are turning to trade and agricultural pursuits.
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  • He left office when Russell resigned in February 1852, and took little part in political life, being mainly occupied in literary pursuits and in correspondence.
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  • It enjoyed a great reputation for letters and the arts (Cicero pro Archia, 3); but the only names of distinction in these pursuits during the Seleucid period, that have come down to us, are Apollophanes, the Stoic, and one Phoebus, a writer on dreams. The mass of the population seems to have been only superficially Hellenic, and to have spoken Aramaic in non-official life.
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  • Lord Wilton again, in his Sports and Pursuits of the English, says that "about the year 1750 hounds began to be entered solely to fox."
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  • In 1900 more than seven-tenths of the inhabitants in gainful occupations were engaged in agriculture (25.6%), manufactures and mechanical pursuits (26.7%), and trade and transportation (22%).
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  • He was engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston when the Civil War began, and he entered the army in September 186r as a lieutenant in the 22nd Massachusetts volunteer infantry.
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  • Averroes was accused of heretical opinions and pursuits, stripped of his honours, and banished to a place near Cordova, where his actions were closely watched.
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  • In 1903 about 40% of the working population were engaged in agricultural pursuits.
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  • His health was weak, and he generally lived at Arpinum, where he devoted himself to literary pursuits.
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  • He resigned, however, on the 2nd of November, owing to the king's refusal to settle the difficulties with Austria by an appeal to arms. In August 1852 he was appointed director of military education; but the rest of his life was devoted mainly to literary pursuits.
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  • There do not appear to be any men in his line of descent given to scholarly or intellectual pursuits till we get back to the 17th century, when we come to Abijah Whitman, a clergyman, settled in Connecticut.
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  • In the manner of modern travellers, he gives an account of the customs, government and antiquities of the country he is supposed to have visited; a copious introduction supplies whatever may be wanting in respect to historical details; whilst various dissertations on the music of the Greeks, on the literature of the Athenians, and on the economy, pursuits, ruling passions, manners and customs of the surrounding states supply ample information on the subjects of which they treat.
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  • Their pursuits would at first be mainly agricultural.
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  • They did not plunder or ill-treat the people, but they cared nothing for town life or for agricultural pursuits, and as they passed onward they left the country bare.
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  • The social organism of the Aryan tribe did not probably differ essentially from that of most communities at that primitive stage of civilization; whilst the body of the people - the Vis (or aggregate of Vaisyas) - would be mainly occupied with agricultural and pastoral pursuits, two professional classes - those of the warrior and the priest - had already made good their claim to social distinction.
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  • On his return to France in 1802 he declined to accept any office under Napoleon, devoted himself almost exclusively to literary pursuits, and was elected to the Institut.
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  • The feebleness of Michael, whose chief interest lay in trifling academic pursuits, and the avarice of his ministers, was disastrous to the empire.
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  • He soon came under the influence of Wilhelm Hoffman, a pietistic revivalist, and devoted himself to writing and public speaking, withdrawing in 1728 from all secular pursuits and giving himself entirely to religious work.
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  • His last chemical paper, published in 1788, on the "Conversion of a mixture of dephlogisticated and phlogisticated air into nitrous acid by the electric spark," describes measures he took to authenticate the truth of the experiment described in the 1785 paper, which had "since been tried by persons of distinguished ability in such pursuits without success."
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  • On the formation of the Italian kingdom he was appointed professor of Italian literature at the university of Naples, and devoted the rest of his life to literary pursuits.
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  • Agriculture, cattle-rearing, fishing and other maritime pursuits are the chief occupations of the inhabitants.
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  • The former includes the landed proprietors, professional men and a part of those engaged in commercial and industrial pursuits.
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  • According to the census returns about one-half the population of Chile lives in rural districts, and is engaged nominally in agricultural pursuits.
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  • They not only endeavoured to protect and guide the natives beyond the colonial border, but among the Hottentots within the colony they instilled notions of antipathy to the white farmers, and withdrew large numbers of them from agricultural pursuits.
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  • Classical studies he regarded as an agreeable relaxation from severer pursuits.
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  • He now began to occupy himself with scientific pursuits, and gave some attention to mathematics as well as to chemistry and mineralogy; but, having met with Adam Smith's great work, he threw himself with ardour into the study of political economy.
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  • From that moment he took an active part in politics, radical journalism, literary and historical pursuits.
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  • From this time onward the ex-bishop lived in retirement, occupying himself in literary pursuits and in correspondence with most of the eminent savants of Europe; but as he had been deprived of his pension as a senator he was compelled to sell his library to obtain means of support.
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  • Industrial pursuits, except in a few seaport towns, which are rather French than Breton, hate hitherto received but little attention.
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  • His life was divided between two great pursuits - the career of a surgeon, and the mastery and solution of many of the great problems of sanitary science and reform.
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  • Early in 1531 he lectured publicly on Galen and Hippocrates, while his more serious pursuits seem to have been chequered by acting in a morale comedic, then a very frequent university amusement.
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  • It seems probable that violent physical exercise may counteract in great measure the deleterious effect of opium and prevent it from retarding the respiration, and that in such cases the beneficial effects are obtained without the noxious results which would accrue from its use to those engaged in sedentary pursuits.
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  • After his second marriage with Jeanne de Laval, daughter of Guy XIV., count of Laval, and Isabel of Brittany, Rene took a less active part in public affairs, and devoted himself more to artistic and literary pursuits.
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  • During his school days at the grammar schools of Penzance and Truro he showed few signs of a taste for scientific pursuits or indeed of any special zeal for knowledge or of ability beyond a certain skill in making verse translations from the classics and in story-telling.
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  • Of a sanguine, somewhat irritable temperament, Davy displayed characteristic enthusiasm and energy in all his pursuits.
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  • About 63% of the inhabitants maintain themselves by industrial pursuits, the chief products of which are the making of woollen fabrics at Greiz, the capital, and of stockings at Zeulenroda.
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  • Owing to the fertility of the Unterland, quite one-quarter of the people are supported by agricultural pursuits, although there is also much industrial activity.
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  • She devoted herself with enthusiasm to all her husband's interests and pursuits, and she made his house the most attractive centre of society in London, if not in Europe.
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  • From 1706 till his death in February 1730 he was rector of St Botolph-Without, Aldgate, London, being unceasingly engaged in philanthropic and literary pursuits.
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  • Among the multifarious pursuits to which the young Leonardo set his hand, the favourites at first were music, drawing and modelling.
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  • For these last pursuits Leonardo had nothing but contempt.
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  • In 1776 he was on the point of abandoning theological pursuits, when the arrival of Griesbach inspired him with new ardour.
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  • Arriving in Naples at the age of eighteen, he devoted himself to the study of law, but his legal pursuits were much surpassed in importance by his literary labours.
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  • They cared little for letters, and were generally indolent, and their prejudice against mercantile pursuits left the commerce of the country in the hands of Armenians, Jews, Greeks and Turks.
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  • Manufactures.-Manufacturing and mechanical pursuits absorbed in 1900 the labours of 19.5% of all persons engaged in gainful occupations, less than half as many as were engaged in agriculture.
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  • A very small proportion of the white element consists of foreigners engaged in commercial and industrial pursuits, but they very rarely become permanently identified with the fortunes of the country.
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  • The larger part of the Colombian population is engaged in agricultural and pastoral pursuits.
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  • The British element of the community is largely resident in the towns, and is generally engaged in trade or in professional pursuits; but in the eastern provinces the bulk of the farmers are English or German; the German farmers being found in the district between King William's Town and East London, and on the Cape Peninsula.
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  • In 1904 whites engaged in such pursuits numbered respectively only 32,202, 46,750 and 67,278, whereas 99,319 were engaged in domestic employment, and 111,175 in agricultural employment, while 214,982 (mostly children) were dependants.
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  • The natives follow domestic and agricultural pursuits almost exclusively.
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  • But though to the very end of his life he retained much of the singular learning of his childhood and youth, often reading Persian and Arabic in the intervals of sterner pursuits, he had long abandoned them as a study, and employed them merely as a relaxation.
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  • When sixteen he became a clerk in a counting-house in London, and later engaged in commercial pursuits with great success at Charleston until 1771, when he retired from active business.
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  • They associated on equal terms with laymen of the highest distinction, and shared all their pleasures and pursuits.
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  • The loss of sleep to a person of Newton's temperament, whose mind was never fiat rest, and at times so wholly engrossed in his scientific pursuits that he even neglected to take food, must necessarily have led to a very great deal of nervous excitability.
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  • A career in his own university being closed against him, he entered Lincoln's Inn; but had hardly done so when the establishment, in 1828, of the university of London, in Gower Street, afterwards known as University College, gave him an opportunity of continuing his mathematical pursuits.
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  • The township had previously been engaged in maritime pursuits, agriculture, and the manufacture of leather.
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  • As early as 1665 he diverged for a short time from medical pursuits at Oxford, and was engaged as secretary to Sir Walter Vane on his mission to the Elector of Brandenburg.
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  • According to the latest occupation census, nearly half of the entire population is supported by agriculture, and a third by industrial pursuits, mining and commerce.
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  • He continued, however, to devote himself diligently to the pursuits of science, and published many remarkable memoirs.
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  • The fall of Choiseul brought about his recall, and somewhat later he was imprisoned in the Bastille, where he spent six months, occupying himself with literary pursuits.
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  • He was a man of large means, which he devoted to scientific pursuits.
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  • His origin was of the humblest, his father being a brewer's cooper; and the boy herded cows and followed other simple pursuits of a like nature.
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  • The first part of his life was devoted to mercantile and financial pursuits at Cadiz and then in Madrid, where he managed the affairs of and liquidated a mercantile and industrial society to the satisfaction and profit of the shareholders.
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  • The Croats brought with them their primitive tribal institutions, organized on a basis partly military, partly patriarchal, and identical with the Zhupanates of the Serbs (see Servia); agriculture, war and hunting were their chief pursuits.
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  • Partly from superiority to the narrowness of his age, and partly in the interest of his struggle with the Papacy, this Malleus ecclesiae Romanae drew to his court those savants whose pursuits were discouraged by the church, and especially students in the forbidden lore of the Arabians.
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  • They also all of them claimed, under the concordat, exemption from taxes; and, since many of them indulged in commercial and industrial pursuits, they competed unfairly with other traders and manufacturers, and tended to depress the labor market.
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  • On her return to London she continued these pursuits, aloug with the study of mathematics.
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  • There is here a denser population, occupied in the cultivation of wheat, beetroot and fruit, the breeding of excellent cattle, shipping and industrial pursuits.
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  • After being at a school at Lavenham, he was in 1758 placed in a mercantile house at Lynn, but showed no taste for commercial pursuits.
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  • Whatever kind of event you have in mind, Leisure Pursuits is the place to go for an off-road adventure to remember.
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  • In 1905 Crowley's mountaineering pursuits once again beckoned.
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  • Creative pursuits include cookery lessons with the pastry chef.
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  • An hundred pursuits they pursue, and in them seek contentment.
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  • Healthy outdoor pursuits that give peace of mind and inner contentment.
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  • The welsh word eisteddfod denotes a festival aimed at encouraging literature, music and other cultural pursuits.
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  • Those who are desirous of honors follow the court, and from their ambitious pursuits meet with more mortification than satisfaction.
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  • For the more energetic, outdoor pursuits including orienteering, fossil hunting, boating, rowing, angling, golf and tennis are available.
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  • Emperor Huizong was a great patron of the arts who preferred artistic pursuits to the affairs of state.
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  • As well as enjoying country pursuits, Ian Lancaster plays golf and skies.
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  • We met in an outdoor pursuits center where we had access to a climbing wall.
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  • This film follows the history of the canals, and explores their uses for recreational pursuits.
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  • Shopping and Leisure Doncaster has great shopping facilities, a vibrant nightlife and an array of leisure and sporting pursuits.
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  • In his later prose memoirs, he records in hypnotic and possibly obsessive detail the joys of nature and countryside pursuits.
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  • Here natural splendor forms the perfect setting for cosmopolitan pursuits.
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  • The same author was likewise of opinion that the domestication or taming of various species of wild cats took place chiefly among nationalities of stationary or non-nomadic habits who occupied themselves with agricultural pursuits, since it would be of vital importance that their stores of grain should be adequately protected from the depredations of rats and mice.
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  • The native disposition of the Tosks has been modified by intercourse with the Greeks and Vlachs; while the Gheg devotes his attention exclusively to fighting, robbery and pastoral pursuits, the Tosk occasionally occupies himself with commercial, industrial or agricultural employments; the Gheg is stern, morose and haughty, the Tosk lively, talkative and affable.
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  • Vermont is largely an agricultural state: in 1900, out of a total of 134,933 persons engaged in gainful occupations, 49,8 20 were engaged in agriculture, 36,180 in manufacturing and mechanical pursuits, 23,028 in domestic and personal service, 18,889 in trade and transportation, and 7016 in professional service; and of a total land area of 9124 sq.
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  • The Andamanese are, indeed, bright and merry companions, busy in their own pursuits, keen sportsmen, naturally independent and not lustful, but when angered, cruel, jealous, treacherous and vindictive, and always unstable - in fact, a people to like but not to trust.
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  • He appeared at a time when contempt for intellectual pursuits had begun to pervade society.
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  • Her whole energies seem henceforth devoted to academic pursuits; the military training of her youth was superseded by courses in philosophy and rhetoric; the chief organs of administration, the revived Areopagus and the senior Strategus, became as it were an education office.
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  • Excluded from political and municipal life by the laws which required either the taking of an oath or joining in the Lord's Supper according to the rites of the Established Church, excluding themselves not only from the frivolous pursuits of pleasure, but from music and art in general, attaining no high average level of literary culture (though producing some men of eminence in science and medicine), the Quakers occupied themselves mainly with trade, the business of their Society, and the calls of philanthropy.
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  • The distinction was never a scientific one, even in the sense in which the word science can be used of the middle ages; it originated in social conceits and in the contempt for mechanical arts which came of the cultivation of "ideas" as opposed to converse with "matter," and which, in the dawn of modern methods, led to the derision of Boyle by Oxford humanists as one given up to "base and mechanical pursuits."
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  • He spent his time over books and in long daydreams, and evinced the strongest distaste for business and all the more bustling pursuits of life.
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  • He accompanied his brother, Arthur Lee, to England in 1766 to engage in mercantile pursuits, joined the Wilkes faction, and in 1775 was elected an alderman of London, then a life-position.
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  • And if the civilized man's pursuits are no worthier than the savage's, if he is employed the greater part of his life in obtaining gross necessaries and comforts merely, why should he have a better dwelling than the former?
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  • While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits.
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  • The fruits eaten temperately need not make us ashamed of our appetites, nor interrupt the worthiest pursuits.
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  • If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders.
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  • After that journey to Ryazan he found the country dull; his former pursuits no longer interested him, and often when sitting alone in his study he got up, went to the mirror, and gazed a long time at his own face.
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  • All seemed fully absorbed in these pursuits.
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  • Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
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  • As qualified outdoor pursuits instructors they know the importance of careful planning, particularly on the high fells where weather conditions can change dramatically.
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  • She is resolute in the pursuits of her goals and is hungry for other opportunities that will take her career to new heights.
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  • Locals roamed the streets looking for Sunday morning pursuits.
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  • Those more interested in more sedate pursuits were serenaded by a band.
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  • They try to confine our imaginations to trivial pursuits without danger to their rule.
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  • We provide courses in a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.
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  • Watch for the chance to channel your talents into worthwhile pursuits.
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  • Think about what gives the person pleasure, what makes them happy, and work to find something that they can use in those kinds of pursuits.
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  • That only leaves eight hours for eating, home maintenance, personal hygiene, recreational pursuits and your daily commute.
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  • Chatting safely also involves balancing your online time with other pursuits, interests, and commitments.
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  • Clothing companies, cigarette ads, diet products, and other ads will try to capture the ideals and pursuits that teens have in order to increase sales.
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  • Your unique talents, skills, and pursuits may be just the key to providing the perfect unique wedding gift.
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  • To come up with the best marriage proposal ideas, think about the loves, interests, hobbies, and pursuits of your beloved.
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  • If you love your guy, feel confidant about your relationship, and are willing to make a future together, think about a way to propose that takes his interests and pursuits into account.
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  • Robert was one of the defense lawyers in the infamous O.J. Simpson trial in 2003, and had represented a number of the rich and famous in their various legal pursuits.
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  • While active in various pursuits, Goen has shared his expertise while working with the Game Show Network (GSN).
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  • Additionally, her artistic pursuits will keep Seymour busy with several business ventures, including her "Paint with Jane Starter Kits", as well as the Jane Seymour Botanicals collection.
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  • However, there are plenty of opportunities for recreational pursuits, especially if you live in an urban area.
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  • If you study on campus, there are activities from sports to student clubs; if you study online, you will largely be left to your own devices as far as entertainment, exercise, and artistic pursuits are concerned.
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  • Barbados: Pink and white sand beaches make this a romantic destination, while snorkeling with sea turtles, visiting a rum distillery, and numerous cave and horseback tours offer ample opportunity for more active pursuits.
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  • The reality shows have won her a new fan base, including younger viewers who may not have watched Beverly Hills, 90210 in the 1990s, but enjoy watching her family life, acting pursuits and business career unfold.
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  • Also bookmark Earthly Pursuits, which continually updates its list of organic seed resources.
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  • Aubrey Organics - This sunscreen is SPF 25 and made for people who will be hiking, swimming, skiing, or enjoying other very active outdoor pursuits.
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  • Whatever the desire, it is advisable for the retiree to contemplate what it is they want from retirement, and to choose new pursuits, or even old ones, sensibly and with maximum enjoyment.
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  • Many people look at retirement as a new start, with more time for leisure activities and creative pursuits.
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  • What better time than the golden years to try all of the creative pursuits you dreamed you would do someday.
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  • For both men and women there are lots of creative pursuits, such as scrapbooking, making birdhouses, wood carving, photography, painting, and even the act of repairing things can be considered an art form.
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  • There is a time limit to each stage, so you really shouldn't be dilly-dallying in your treasure-hunting pursuits.
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  • Finally, they reinforce creativity in their children by a general attitude of respect and confidence toward them and by actively encouraging creative pursuits and praising the results.
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  • It may help you determining if the website will be worthwhile for your genealogy pursuits.
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  • If you are following a classical-style curriculum, it's hard to do better than Artistic Pursuits.
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  • Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in recreation, leisure studies or outdoor pursuits, and some universities even offer master's and doctorate programs.
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  • You should also have a focus on teamwork, because most outdoor pursuits require that everyone work together in order to stay safe and injury-free.
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  • Many camps offer a range of recreational pursuits like swimming, hiking, archery and crafts.
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  • Her wholesomeness is also seen in her non-acting pursuits, as she's very involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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  • Not only does this save you money on soy candle making supplies, but you can spend your time perfecting other crafting pursuits that are more to your nature.
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  • When listing hobbies and interests, consider presenting a broad spectrum and not just sporting activities, cars, and other stereotypical male pursuits.
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  • Some choose networking and other less romantic pursuits, while others clearly state they're looking for a relationship.
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  • You might also mention why you enjoy those pursuits.
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  • Women with this placement are usually interested in finances and social/intellectual pursuits, while the men may enjoy cooking.
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  • Are supportive of his pursuits while offering honest advice and criticism when needed.
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  • A generally positive individual, Aquarius steers clear of those who wallow in self-pity, self-piety and selfish pursuits.
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  • Many children enjoy artistic pursuits, which can take many forms.
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  • Through their play, a young girl may start to develop an interest in creative pursuits or find that they are just not for her.
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  • Other pursuits, such as golf, can be very expensive.
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  • By expanding their styles and product lines, Crocs allows their footwear to go beyond ultra casual, leisure pursuits, or lounging shoes.
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  • Just as he enjoyed multiple pursuits in college, Moore continued to do the same in his career.
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  • However, while the history of yoga is steeped in divine exploration and the acceptance of universal truth, yoga as method is more of a practical aid for an individual to use to achieve these pursuits.
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  • The resume or CV is a summary of your academic and educational background with the aim to outline your credentials for employment or academic pursuits.
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  • Watching small children throw their entire beings into creative pursuits is inspiring for even the most calloused creator.
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  • Too many children spend far too much time in sedentary pursuits.
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  • This enhanced core strength can be advantageous in many athletic pursuits, such as winter sports.
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  • Picard's leisure pursuits are somewhat sedate.
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  • Their cousins, the blood elves are twisted by their magic and turned to darker pursuits to survive.
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  • The climate of the pampas is temperate and healthy, and is admirably suited to agricultural and pastoral pursuits.
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  • The variety of his pursuits at this time carried him over the whole field of ancient and modern literature.
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  • He was the son of a merchant, and was himself trained for the pursuits of commerce, in which, by his abilities and enterprising spirit, he attained a conspicuous position.
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  • His favourite pursuits were scientific, and his authority on all questions of practical science was referred to by the senate of Venice.
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  • He never recovered his elasticity of spirits, though he continued to occupy himself with his favourite pursuits, and to frequent the society of his brother philosophers.
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  • This was owing to the fact that large numbers of the men engaged in agricultural pursuits during the summer temporarily move every year into the large industrial centres for the winter.
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  • At thirty, still a dependant, without a settled occupation, without a definite social status, he often regretted that he had not " embraced the lucrative pursuits of the law or of trade, the chances of civil office or India adventure, or even the fat slumbers of the church."
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  • In Norway there is a small Jewish settlement (especially in Christiania) who are engaged in industrial pursuits and enjoy complete liberty.
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  • He was happier in these pursuits than in the exercise of his jurisdiction.
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  • The period of warfare over, the Basuto turned their attention more and more to agricultural pursuits and also showed themselves very receptive of missionary influence.
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  • His teachers, who readily appreciated these, were anxious for him to join their order, but his father had designed him for the bar, and an advocate accordingly he became; but, having lost the first cause which was entrusted to him, he soon abandoned law and gave himself wholly to literary pursuits.
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  • Though most of the land is under garden cultivation, the mass of the people is dependent more or less directly on mercantile pursuits; for, while the exclusive policy both of Chinese and Portuguese which prevented Macao becoming a free port till1845-1846allowed what was once the great emporium of European commerce in eastern Asia to be outstripped by its younger and more liberal rivals, the local, though not the foreign, trade of the place is still of very considerable extent.
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  • In August 1811 Korner went to Vienna, where he devoted himself entirely to literary pursuits; he became engaged to the actress Antonie Adamberger, and, after the success of several plays produced in 1812, he was appointed poet to the Hofburgtheater.
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