Rather sentence examples

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  • No, if one of us has to get snowed in up here, I'd rather it was me.

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  • Thanks, but I'd rather go alone.

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  • I ignored her question rather than lie.

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  • Maybe he'd rather listen than talk.

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  • It's a subject I'd rather not discuss.

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  • But if you'd rather take them off, go ahead.

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  • Sometimes I think you'd rather eat me than talk to me.

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  • "Permit me to say," returned the dragonette, "that you are rather impolite to call us names, knowing that we cannot resent your insults.

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  • Rather, he'd done the decent thing and spared her further heartache.

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  • I'd rather not make a fool out of myself.

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  • He won't lose his mate, even if he chooses to kill her rather than give her up.

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  • His hair was brown rather than white-blond, his beautiful eyes deep set and large.

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  • Rather, it is an acknowledgement of progress made.

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  • I'd rather not talk about it.

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  • "I would rather live alone on a desert island than be a sailor on this ship," he said.

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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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  • His voice was quiet and confident, and she felt like a visitor in his throne room rather than a woman talking to a stranger chained to her basement wall.

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  • The wanders were rather discouraged by this gloomy report, but Dorothy said with a sigh:

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  • Unless you have someone you'd rather take?

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  • "I'd rather someone else take this on, but you're my only option," the Watcher said in plain distaste.

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  • I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

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  • Even as the idea occurred that she would rather have this room, she knew she couldn't ask.

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  • Talon stumbled, and Dusty froze rather than pounced, his head whipping around.

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  • He decided that he would rather wash himself with water in the barn.

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  • He didn't respond, and she thought it best to direct her energy to walking rather than talking.

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  • Belle, our dog, my other companion, was old and lazy and liked to sleep by the open fire rather than to romp with me.

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  • I figured she might as well come back here rather than get messed up with the authorities again.

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  • Thanks to Jenner, Nelmes, Blossom, and Phipps (which sounds like a rather odd law firm), today we have the word "vaccine."

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  • The count came waddling in to see his wife with a rather guilty look as usual.

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  • Rather, that something else was wrong.

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  • Rather than incite her, it left her sleepy.

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  • But we dropped into this adventure rather unexpectedly.

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  • When the crowd collected round him he seemed confused, but at the demand of the tall lad who had pushed his way up to him, he began in a rather tremulous voice to read the sheet from the beginning.

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  • If it does, wouldn't you rather take a chance to owe me than be in debt to Darkyn?

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  • "Which would you rather have" asked the caliph, "three hundred pieces of gold, or three wise sayings from my lips?"

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  • Rather than drink from her, he kissed her.

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  • But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.

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  • Let us rather read the Epistles and Gospels.

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  • Her skin began to flush until it was pink enough to look human rather than the sleep of the dead.

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  • I'd rather root them out and have them killed.

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  • I'd rather die first.

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  • But Princess Mary experienced a painful rather than a joyful feeling--her mental tranquillity was destroyed, and desires, doubts, self-reproach, and hopes reawoke.

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  • "I'd rather kill two birds with one stone," he said.

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  • It rather sounds like an airport paperback.

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  • I'd rather have entertained my house guest than listened to his sniveling and begging but alas, I do what I have to do.

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  • Rather, I aim to show that the world will be what we make it to be.

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  • Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

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  • "I am sure I would rather have a good bow with arrows" said Ethelred.

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  • He sensed rather than heard movement on the first floor.

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  • When the work was finished, the old fishing boat looked rather odd, with a paddle wheel on each side which dipped just a few inches into the water.

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  • "Ask any honest woman who she'd rather sleep with," slurred Ginger, "a jock or a PhD."

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  • I didn't know you and, frankly, you were getting rather personal.

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  • When she was not looking at him she felt that he was looking at her shoulders, and she involuntarily caught his eye so that he should look into hers rather than this.

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  • In a rather low room lit by one candle sat the princess and with her another person dressed in black.

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  • Jule's shaking had stopped, and he looked pale rather than flushed from a fever.

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  • I shall go rather slowly at first and try to win her love.

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  • Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.

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  • When he had changed, poured water over his head, and scented himself, Nicholas arrived at the governor's rather late, but with the phrase "better late than never" on his lips.

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  • As Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once observed, "Man seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebels against anything that does not deserve rebelling against."

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  • Although she has used the typewriter since she was eleven years old, she is rather careful than rapid.

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  • No--in this case I would rather suffer evil the natural way.

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  • I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.

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  • Evidently for them "the marshal" represented a very high and rather mysterious power.

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  • And with a sad and rather stern look she told Natasha all that Pierre had said.

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  • As she entered the great hall a voice called out, in a rather harsh tone:

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  • "Where is she?" asked Zeb, rather bewildered by the suddenness of it.

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  • This is not a shortcoming of our imaginations but rather a simple reality.

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  • Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.

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  • The Tsar heard but obviously did not like the reply; he shrugged his rather round shoulders and glanced at Novosiltsev who was near him, as if complaining of Kutuzov.

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  • This short man had on a white leather apron which covered his chest and part of his legs; he had on a kind of necklace above which rose a high white ruffle, outlining his rather long face which was lit up from below.

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  • In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.

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  • True to his word, he'd rather not know any answers than lie to inquisitors.

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  • He sensed rather than saw that someone was in it, watching them.

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  • She accepted Jonny's hand rather than Xander's and closed her eyes to the cold sensations of Transporting.

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  • "So you'd rather stay here and watch the world fall apart," the Watcher said.

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  • You might as well make it on your terms, ordering him to submit, rather than begging and mauling him like an animal.

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  • "Ask any man where he'd rather have his face—the cover of Time Magazine or a baseball card?" he said.

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  • They are not distinct buckets but rather broad characterizations: actual famine, weaponized famine, and structural famine.

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  • At first I was rather unwilling to study Latin grammar.

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  • Many of my friends would be well pleased if I would take two or even one course a year, but I rather object to spending the rest of my life in college....

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  • I'd rather break stones on the king's highway than hem a handkerchief.

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  • I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.

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  • At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I set up the frame of my house.

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  • It was a rather cool evening, and some of his neighbors were apprehending a frost.

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  • "He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.

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  • "You are good in every way, Andrew, but you have a kind of intellectual pride," said the princess, following the train of her own thoughts rather than the trend of the conversation--"and that's a great sin.

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  • Our right flank was posted on a rather steep incline which dominated the French position.

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  • It was not a matter of life but rather of death, as the saying is.

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  • On the thirteenth of June a rather small, thoroughbred Arab horse was brought to Napoleon.

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  • Nicholas was himself rather surprised at the way he danced that evening.

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  • When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.

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  • That was a misfortune no one could remedy, for the peasants of the district burned their hay rather than let the French have it.

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  • "People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!

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  • The best thing to do was to calmly tell him she would rather not go.

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  • I'm sure both of us would have rather had our discussion in Molly's absence.

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  • But the bones are rather interesting.

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  • Everybody laughed at her antics, and you would have thought they were leaving a place of amusement rather than a church.

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  • By the dim light, to which Pierre had already become accustomed, he saw a rather short man.

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  • His eyes were rather moist and glittered more than usual, and as he sat in his saddle, wrapped up in his fur coat, he looked like a child taken out for an outing.

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  • I'd rather not say but I have some important information for you and I need a favor.

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  • It was a far cry from the woman who ran away screaming from the soul she accidentally touched last week or the goddess who would've commanded him rather than risk getting her hands dirty.

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  • I'd rather die than lose you.

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  • "Sasha sent you," she said, willing him to talk rather than attack.

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  • In general, the remains of the classical epoch attest the influence of Roman rather than of Greek civilization.

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  • Dispensations, and also the one-year voluntariat, which had become a short cut for the so-called intellectual class to employment in the civil service rather than a means of training reserve officers, were abolished.

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  • In the church meeting, says Paul, "I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue."

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  • Theism si'ggests at the very outset that we should rather expect to find a correlation between the two.

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  • He is a pure scholastic. The great thoughts of his master - or perhaps indeed rather Leibnitz's secondary thoughts - are dried and pressed by him, labelled and catalogued.

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  • It is a tree of rather large growth, sometimes too ft.

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  • The Pythagorean school of philosophers adopted the theory of a spherical earth, but from metaphysical rather than scientific reasons; their convincing argument was that a sphere being the most perfect solid figure was the only one worthy to circumscribe the dwellingplace of man.

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  • travel rather than with speculations.

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  • It was natural, if not strictly logical, that the ocean river should be extended from a narrow stream to a world-embracing sea, and here again Greek theory, or rather fancy, gave its modern name to the greatest feature of the globe.

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  • 24) followed Eratosthenes rather than Aristotle, but with sympathies which went out more to the human interests than the mathematical basis of geography.

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  • dealing less with theories than with facts, and illustrating rather than formdating the principles of the science.

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  • Some of his followers showed a tendency to look on geography rather as an auxiliary to history than as a study of intrinsic worth.

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  • The deviation is of importance in the movement of air, of ocean currents, and to some extent of rivers.3 In popular usage the words " physical geography " have come to mean geography viewed from a particular standpoint rather than any special department of the subject.

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  • The geographers who have hitherto given most attention to the forms of the land have been trained as geologists, and consequently there is a general tendency to make origin or structure the basis of classification rather than form alone.

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  • into types has usually had regard rather to geological structure than to external form, so that some geologists would even apply the name of a mountain range to a region not distinguished by relief from the rest of the country if it bear geological evidence of having once been a true range.

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  • Its general appearance is that rather of a spacious modern, than of a medieval city full of historical associations.

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  • It is to be noted that often no absolute line of demarcation can be drawn in regard to these regions, their definitions being rather convenient than morphological.

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  • The ulna is curved and rather stout; it articulates with both carpal bones; the cubital quills often cause rugosities on its dorsal surface.

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  • It is, however, fair to state that his system was not built entirely upon these muscular variations, but rather upon a more laborious combination of anatomical characters, which were so selected that they presumably could not stand in direct correlation with each other, notably the oil-gland, caeca, carotids, nasal bones and above all, the muscles of the thigh.

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  • This fact alone is sufficient proof that these conditions, or rather reductions, have been acquired independently of the various groups.

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  • - The more characteristic features of the bird's brain show clearly a further development of the reptilian type, not always terminal features in a direct line, but rather side-departures, sometimes even a secondary sinking to a lower level, and in almost every case in a direction away from those fundamentally reptilian lines which have led to the characters typical of, and peculiar to, the mammals.

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  • The eyeball, instead of being globular, resembles rather the tube of a short and thick opera-glass.

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  • Of the outer eyelids, the lower alone is movable in most birds, as in reptiles, and it frequently contains a rather large saucer-shaped cartilage, the tarsus palpebralis.

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  • The outer opening of the ear is, with rare exceptions, concealed by feathers, which are often rather stiff, or modified into bristles.

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  • The interauricular septum is mostly entirely membranous; in the middle it is thinner, rather transparent, but there is no depression or fossa ovalis.

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  • Fossil Birds Much had naturally been expected from the study of fossil birds, but, so far as the making of classifications is concerned, they have proved rather a source of perplexities.

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  • We have homely genera, even among the true Passeres, occurring there - such as Alauda, Acrocephalus, Motacilla and Pratincola, while the Cisticola madagascariensis is only distinguishable from the well-known fan-tailed warbler, C. schoenicola of Europe, Africa and India by its rather darker coloration.

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  • It is, in fact, important rather as a rhetorcial subtlety than as a serious argu ment.

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  • The most suitable soil is a light, sandy loam enriched with well decomposed manure, in a rather moist situation.

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  • He passed the remainder of his life at Wittenberg, braving the perils of war and persecution rather than desert the place dear to him as the home of the Reformation.

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  • In the West the Church enters the medieval stage of its history with the death of Gregory, while in the East even John of Damascus is rather a compiler of patristic teaching than a true "father."

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  • Uttered formulas abound; yet they are not forms of address, but rather the self-sufficient pronouncements of the magician's fiat.

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  • In more primitive ritual, however, set forms of prayer are the rule, and their function is mainly to accompany and support a ceremony the nerve of which consists in action rather than speech.

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  • He never changed, though he developed and perfected, the manner which he had adopted in Padua; his colouring, at first rather neutral and undecided, strengthened and matured.

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  • Rather it was implicitly contained in the Torah, and the duty of the teacher was to show this.

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  • The biblical commentary was translated into Latin by Breithaupt (Gotha, 1710-1714), that on the Pentateuch rather freely into German by L.

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  • In the 19th century the modernizing tendency continued to grow, though always side by side with a strong conservative opposition, and the most prominent names on both sides are those of scholars rather than literary men.

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  • The three epistles mentioned are written to men rather than churches, and to men appointed to certain pastoral work.

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  • Amaryllidaceae) of bulbous plants with rather broad leaves and a solid leafless stem, bearing a cluster of handsome white or red funnel-shaped regular flowers.

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  • From this point the river runs rather east of south for about 25 m.

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  • In 1390 he celebrated the regular jubilee, but a rather informal one held in 1400 proved more profitable.

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  • Joncieres' admiration for Wagner asserted itself rather in a musical than a dramatic sense.

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  • But all five leaders were romanized nobles, with Roman names and Roman citizenship, and their risings were directed rather against the Roman government than the Roman empire.

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  • But when Greek deities were introduced into Rome on the advice of the Sibylline books (in 495 B.C., on the occasion of a severe drought), Demeter, the Greek goddess of seed and harvest, whose worship was already common in Sicily and Lower Italy, usurped the place of Ceres in Rome, or rather, to Ceres were added the religious rites which the Greeks paid to Demeter, and the mythological incidents which originated with her.

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  • In the end something like a Sicilian nation did arise; but it arose rather by the dying out of several of the elements in the country, the Norman element among them, than by any such fusion as took place in England.

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  • English, French, Latin, were all in use in England; but the distinction was rather that they were used for three different purposes than that they were used by three distinct races or even classes.

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  • In such a case the ruling people, rather the ruling dynasty, had really nothing to add to what they found ready for them.

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  • We learn from Suetonius that, like Ennius after him, he obtained his living by teaching Greek and Latin; and it was probably as a school-book, rather than as a work of literary pretension, that his translation of the Odyssey into Latin Saturnian verse was executed.

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  • It seems rather doubtful whether the unstable monoclinic modification of sulphur (0 - sulphur) is ever found in a native state.

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  • Linnet), though without their slender figure, being indeed rather short and stout of build.

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  • The old people of Rome thus grew, or rather shrank up, into a nobility by the growth of a new people by their side which they declined to admit to a share in their rights, powers, and possessions.

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  • But if differed from the old patriciate in this, that, while the privileges of the old patriciate rested on law, or perhaps rather on immemorial custom, the privileges of the new nobility rested wholly on a sentiment of which men could remember the beginning.

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  • That union would answer rather to the union of the three patrician tribes of Rome.

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  • Cleisthenes, for instance, enfranchised many slaves and strangers, a course which certainly formed no part of the platform of Licinius, and which reminds us rather of Gnaeus Flavius somewhat later.

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  • We hardly look on the Spartans as a nobility among the other Lacedaemonians; Sparta rather is a ruling city bearing sway over the other Lacedaemonian towns.

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  • This new nobility of office supplanted, or perhaps rather absorbed, the older nobility, just as the later nobilitas of Rome supplanted or absorbed the old patriciate.

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  • While from the nature of their life-history there is no doubt that they have a rather close relationship to the Meloidae, their structure is so remarkable that it seems advisable to regard them as at least a distinct tribe of Coleoptera.

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  • His full face, rather young-looking, with its prominent chin, wore a gracious and majestic expression of imperial welcome.

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  • A third has advanced along the Vladimir road, and a fourth, rather considerable detachment is stationed between Ruza and Mozhaysk.

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  • He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.

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  • And she ran out of the room, with difficulty refraining from tears of vexation and irritation rather than of sorrow.

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  • In front was Glory, which was similar to those threads but rather thicker.

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  • Thankfully, most times people react rather than ask questions.

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  • The other side of her face displayed facial features that were heavy rather than feminine, resembling her father's.

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  • I'd rather be back in California.

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  • Were you pleased by our rather gruesome discovery?

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  • She withdrew from the king's society, and in spite of Clarendon's attempts to moderate her resentment, declared she would return to Portugal rather than consent to a base compliance.

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  • Jim stopped sometimes to rest, for the climb was rather steep and tiresome.

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  • We have time, just now, and I'd rather face the invis'ble bears than those wooden imps.

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  • "I couldn't help it," returned the other, rather crestfallen.

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  • "And I would rather have a young hawk that has been trained to hunt" said Ethelbert.

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  • We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.

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  • As a matter of fact, most of the advice she has received and heeded has led to excisions rather than to additions.

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  • Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.

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  • I imagine she has been rather roughly handled sometimes by her little mistress.

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  • Mrs. Keller wanted to get a nurse for her, but I concluded I'd rather be her nurse than look after a stupid, lazy negress.

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  • It's rather stupid business, I think.

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  • Helen acquired language by practice and habit rather than by study of rules and definitions.

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  • Miss Keller's education, however, is so fundamentally a question of language teaching that it rather includes the problems of the deaf than limits itself to the deaf alone.

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  • It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.

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  • The ability to read the lips helps Miss Keller in getting corrections of her pronunciation from Miss Sullivan and others, just as it was the means of her learning to speak at all, but it is rather an accomplishment than a necessity.

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  • Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.

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  • All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.

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  • I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

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  • I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.

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  • By the middle of April, for I made no haste in my work, but rather made the most of it, my house was framed and ready for the raising.

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  • If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.

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  • I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land.

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  • "I have the honor to present myself," repeated Prince Andrew rather loudly, handing Kutuzov an envelope.

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  • There was something peculiar about it, quite unsoldierly, rather comic, but extremely attractive.

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  • The old aunt received the two young people in her corner, but seemed desirous of hiding her adoration for Helene and inclined rather to show her fear of Anna Pavlovna.

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  • She was now plain rather than pretty.

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  • In spite of this, or rather because of it, next day, November 15, after dinner he again went to Olmutz and, entering the house occupied by Kutuzov, asked for Bolkonski.

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  • Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.

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  • But Miloradovich was at that moment evidently thinking of anything rather than of what the generals were disputing about.

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  • "Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow--or rather for today, for it is past midnight--cannot now be altered," said he.

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  • During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.

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  • His approaching departure did not prevent his amusing himself, but rather gave zest to his pleasures.

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  • She didn't expect it; she expected him to lie rather than point out the flaws in her desperate logic.

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  • Rather than taking souls and risking a run-in with him or his dealers, the demons snatched the dead or killed whomever they wanted and brought them here, where they'd have more time for soul extraction.

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  • Do not expect this to be a uniformly reassuring journey; it may be more of a roller-coaster ride with some rather bleak descents.

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  • If I were to preach at all in this strain, I should say rather, Set about being good.

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  • The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.

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  • The same inquisitive, challenging, and rather mocking eyes still looked at him.

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  • Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.

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  • Unfortunately, he realized he would rather have told the goddess version of her the truth than the fragile human.

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  • If both of their mates disappeared, she saw them starting an all-out war rather than trying to find them.

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  • I'd rather just buy some chicks and put them under her.

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  • If your girlfriend was going to dump you, wouldn't you rather it happen at a beach house?

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  • "I admit, I'd rather deal with the shit I'm dealing with than a woman," Gabe said.

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  • Though she'd rather not be trapped by the eyes that made her blood quicken, she forced herself to look at him.

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  • I'd rather fix that first.

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  • "I'd rather go home," she admitted.

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  • "Rather, past-Deidre did," Darkyn added.

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  • When she fell silent, he appeared thoughtful rather than surprised.

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  • She'd rather fall asleep crying in her bed than on the beach.

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  • "It's rather embarrassing," he said.

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  • I happen to be an Immortal rather than a human, he said gently.

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  • Rather than continue to distress you all, why don't you take me to Rhyn, angel?

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  • Rather than dread at what lie ahead of him, he felt nothing but anger.

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  • You'd rather give up.

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  • The words were mocking rather than encouraging.

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  • It resembled a doctor's waiting room rather than any police station she'd seen.

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  • Now Hannah sounded bored rather than concerned.

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  • The judge liked that option rather than jailing a single mom.

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  • I'd rather stay home.

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  • Despite Hannah's criticisms, she would still rather be here than at her apartment, even knowing Hannah would never believe her story about Toby and the death dealer.

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  • Who would you rather see her with, Kris or me?

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  • He'd still rather be humoring Sasha and eating his oranges than sitting in the damned cell!

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  • The geometric shapes changed as they circled her neck rather than stuck to a pattern; she assumed it was some kind of writing.

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  • I'd rather die than be stuck in a cave.

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  • His eyes glinted rather than flashed, his copper skin tight across perfect, chiseled features.

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  • He didn't give a damn about her, and he sounded as if he'd rather she jump from a cliff than bother him.

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  • Rather than go to the buffet herself, the servant joined several others selecting morsels and food for her to try.

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  • He.d miss the smell and sight of his homeland and yearned already to stay here rather than return to his dark corner of the Immortal underworld!

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  • She.d rather die than go through that again.

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  • She watched him go, frowning when he turned left down the hall toward the front door rather than right to the stairwell or interior of the castle.

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  • Rather than join them, she paced the hall before following it to its end and ascending to the roof.

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  • I.m rather new to this world.

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  • That he came from the mortal world rather than the Immortal one had left a taint on him that no amount of success could get rid of.

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  • Rather, he magically appeared at the Sanctuary.

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  • I.d rather lose you as my mate than lose you forever.

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  • For the first time in his life, he felt and thought too much, and he wanted to keep himself occupied with the world around him rather than the pain within him.

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  • Rather than return home right away, she explored several small jewelry stores, looking for the perfect gift for Evelyn before she took her daily trip to the gym.

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  • The Council wants nothing to do with them and views the presence of your father's betrayer and your people on the planet as a sign the Yirkin are willing to share your planet rather than take it over.

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  • He conveyed his displeasure with his body rather than his voice.

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  • Rather, she couldn't fathom how something so medieval could have been directed at her.

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  • If it please you, I'd rather wait to discuss this later.

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  • Kiera concentrated on her movements rather than the silent form across from her, intent on not looking like a fool in front of a master warrior.

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  • It was mid-afternoon already, another day wasted with the Council rather than concentrating on preparing for battle.

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  • Rather, more so than you do me, given your usual behavior.

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  • The feast must be important, and his attempt to request her attendance-- rather than demand it-- impressed her.

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  • Rather than feel energized by the activity, she felt more drained.

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  • I'd rather pay in cash.

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  • Perhaps that's why many of the citizens of the picturesque town decided they might as well enjoy mother nature's offerings rather than remain locked indoors for six or seven months.

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  • The dress was full length, rather plain, with a high collar.

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  • But ol' Jerome, he'd rather pretend I was the one that never happened.

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  • When Janet told him she was going to home-school Martha, Weller suggested rather firmly it might be a good idea if Martha went back to a more formal setting.

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  • But it rather looks like fun, doesn't it?

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  • "That was rather forward," Gladys said, "with your wife out of town and all."

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  • That rather covers all the bases, doesn't it?

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  • Like Jackson, she moved with incredible grace, seeming to float rather than walk.

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  • I would rather die than hurt a lady.

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  • The odds were, he would break her heart at some point, and would it not be better sooner, rather than later?

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  • I think I'd rather starve.

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  • There is nothing I would rather do than stay here enjoying you until the sun comes up, but I have something very important to do and it can't wait.

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  • He felt as if they were melting in to each other, and rather than anticipating what could come next, he was content to just stay in this moment.

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  • No, it's not really a problem, and I'd much rather hear your story.

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  • Please believe that I love you, and I would rather die than hurt you.

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  • Jackson's anger stemmed more from the fact that he wanted to ask about Elisabeth's frame of mind, rather than from Sarah going behind his back.

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  • No, I'll be fine, unless you'd rather do something else and meet me later.

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  • Besides, I rather like our little family unit, and the house certainly is big enough for us all.

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  • He is always going to wonder what it's like, and I would rather get it over with.

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  • He quickly regretted sitting there rather than a chair.

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  • She spit at his face and snarled, "I'd happily die rather than let you touch me."

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  • He insisted that he would rather lease a car for a month than have to drive back, and he didn't like the idea of leaving her with only her old truck to drive.

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  • He hadn't issued an emergency order over the nets of those who worked for him, and he'd asked someone in the regular military to contact her rather than calling out his special security forces.

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  • Brady hesitated to respond, feeling as though he should concentrate on supporting her, per Tim's directions, rather than reach out to her when he needed her.

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  • Rather than feel pleasure at her words, they struck him like the cold shower he needed.

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  • And, the government chose to pursue the PMF rather than risk another civil war by going after people with a lot of influence and money.

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  • Lana pulled the blankets up as well, feeling exposed rather than comfortable at his sudden change.

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  • Rather, no one remained.

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  • He looked like he was on vacation rather than facing the end of the world.

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  • Do you have anyone you'd rather I not purge?

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  • Randolph was the smallest of them, so she'd picked this town to cross the River rather than the larger ones south along the Mississippi.

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  • We've been rather cut off from the rest of the world.

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  • A handful of people were building an annex onto one of the buildings with their hands rather than with the technological tools she'd seen create structures.

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  • I'd rather see you alive and here than blown to pieces trying to get across the river.

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  • Would rather die but I made a promise.

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  • I think I'd rather freeze to death.

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  • You'd rather kill humans than protect them?

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  • The leather-like necklace itself contained the stiffness of something new, rather than the well-worn suppleness of the one around her neck.

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  • The guise had been almost perfect, except for Ully's hands, which had been bony with sharpened nails rather than Ully's human hands.

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  • One, Rhyn can get us into Hell, where Toby is.  Two, I'd rather not piss of Death.

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  • What will I do?  I'd rather die with you.

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  • As much as he'd loved Lilith, Andre had told him she wasn't meant to be his mate and encouraged him to focus on his duty rather than the woman.

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  • Katie turned away and snatched Toby's hand.  They approached the demons tentatively, waiting for the quiet creatures to attack rather than move.  As if under a trance, the demons moved away in synchronized steps.

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  • The black sand had run out.  He'd missed his window.  Rather, he missed this window.  He looked over at the demon standing before him.  At least one of his super-demons had survived.  This one still wore half a face, that of Death's favorite assassin, Gabriel.

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  • The first picture was of a young man dressed in a suit, looking as if he'd rather be anywhere else.

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  • I'd rather sort them out at home...alone.

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  • I'd rather have a year of agony with Harry than a lifetime of never having met him.

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  • I'd much rather fool around than talk about that turd Arthur.

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  • Fred seethed but reluctantly agreed it was best to call it a night—or rather, a morning.

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  • Organized tours provided sag wagons—vehi­cles to haul luggage from one overnight stop to another—but Dean preferred carrying his own gear rather than taking time to sift through a thousand sets of belongings nightly.

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  • If he's going to cheat, I'd rather find out now.

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  • I'd rather you didn't get too close to them until they adjust to the change.

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  • Would you rather go somewhere else on our honeymoon – Bahamas, Jamaica?

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  • I'd like to see it, but right now I'd rather be here.

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  • I'd just rather be here.

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  • I'd rather cook a nice meal and stay here with you.

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  • "I know someone needs to watch the babies," he said, "but I'd rather you didn't do that right now – not on a regular basis, anyway.

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  • Do you have any idea how I felt... feel, knowing that you'd rather be with them than traveling with me?

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  • And if everyone who hit their spouse landed in jail, we might be rather shocked at the percentage.

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  • He was glad he'd waited for the right partner rather than ceding to his advisors' desire for him to mate just to produce an heir.

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  • "I figured I'd rather see who was coming for me than risk being killed in my bed," Jenn replied without turning.

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  • Rather, he was looking for an excuse not to believe them.

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  • Rather than risk Traveling to the center of the phenomenon, Jenn ran down the driveway the vamps had cleared of snow to the narrow country road leading up the mountain to the Black God's hideout.

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  • Rather than frustrate him, he found it entertaining.

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  • I'd rather die here than elsewhere.

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  • I'd rather have him here, Jonny seconded.

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  • Rather than feel grateful, she felt shame that she'd caused them all such a problem and hadn't been able to take care of herself.

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  • Darian grabbed a few cookies, now frustrated by four women rather than one.

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  • She needed to find Darian, even if she'd rather run as far as she could.

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  • I'd rather face ten guardsmen than one Xander.

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  • Rather than reply, he released a wave of power that knocked over guardsmen and trees alike.

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  • We'd rather they didn't.

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  • She froze as her hands reached for her book rather than the sword.

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  • The hot horse between his legs made him want to walk rather than ride.

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  • Rather than warn them again, he tied his reins to his horse's mane, freeing up his hands to draw his knives.

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  • Rather than draw nearer for him to protect her as they had agreed, she maneuvered the man she fought between them.

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  • Rather than submit to her unspoken challenge, he took the horse's reins and led the exhausted beast inside the fortress.

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  • Sami grimaced, as if annoyed rather than in pain, but otherwise ignored the arrows jutting from his back.

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  • Rather than cut her, he bound their arms with a long strip of leather as was tradition.

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  • I would rather die than see you hand all I love to your sick master!

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  • She felt the thick, long proof of his arousal hard against her belly, but his effort to provide comfort rather than tend his own pleasure made her feel even safer in her killer's arms.

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  • Her teal gaze was filled with sorrow rather than hope, but her vulnerability hooked him nonetheless.

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  • I'd rather stay awake my last two days, she replied.

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  • Next time I think I'd rather walk.

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  • Actually, Gerald's intent was probably to ward off an attack, rather than chastise Alex.

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  • She'd rather get it out in the open and face it.

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  • No doubt he would rather his family didn't know about the rift in their relationship at this point.

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  • Carmen had no idea, and maybe Gerald didn't either, but the way he looked at her sometimes – or rather, looked away – suggested he did.

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  • I'd rather feed the animals than hunt them.

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  • I'd rather Denton didn't know about it because I want to avoid a scene.

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  • I guess it was rather silly of me to step outside under either circumstance, wasn't it?

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  • Xander was forced to learn to use his special skills to steal from the market's patrons rather than beg with the rest of the kids.

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  • Months ago, she argued unsuccessfully for him to buy rather than lease the condo.

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  • She frowned then walked through the kitchen to reach the stairs rather than cross through the living area, where he stood.

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  • I'd rather turn you into Wednesday.

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  • She didn't want to be curious, but he had a way of pulling her in, when she'd rather walk away.

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  • "I would rather die than let that happen," he said and shook his head.

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  • But you seem like you'd rather have power.

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  • "I figured I'd rather talk to you here than have you hunt me down," she replied with candidness that marked their history of open hostility.

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  • Rather than piss off the White God, Xander sensed he'd walked into a trap of some sort.

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  • She looked uncertain rather than scared, and Jessi's eyes took in her cousin's features with relief.

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  • The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.

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  • As regards general form, the most distinctive feature is the great relative length of the tail, which reaches the hocks, and is donkey-like rather than deer-like in form.

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  • division of Manchester rather than retain his seat in Fifeshire, but was defeated.

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  • In his concluding years, however, the archbishop showed rather more independence.

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  • For nations, or rather tribes, were then distinguished by personal names only.

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  • A new paper was started, to which was given the name of Kossuth Hirlapia, so that from the first it was Kossuth rather than the Palatine or the president of the ministry whose name was in the minds of the people associated with the new government.

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  • Burmann was rather a compiler than a critic; his commentaries show immense learning and accuracy, but are wanting in taste and judgment.

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  • He possessed many excellent qualities, bravery, piety and generosity; but his reign is memorable rather in the history of the house of Habsburg than in that of the kingdom of Germany.

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  • " I had forgotten all; I knew not what was passing in me; with my soul rather than my senses, I breathed an air of ineffable sweetness.

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  • These long-chinned mastodons must have had an extremely elongated muzzle, formed by the upper lip and nose above and the lower lip below, with which they were able to reach the ground, the neck being probably rather longer than in elephants.

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  • The mesothorax and metathorax are rather intimately fused together.

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  • If the beds require watering, water of about 80° should be used, and it is preferable to moisten the covering of litter rather than the surface of the beds themselves.

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  • Alexius rejoiced at this welcome change, but he had cause rather to fear it.

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  • Rather than face this ordeal Alexius fled to Vienna and placed himself under the protection of his brother-in-law, the emperor Charles VI., who sent him for safety first to the Tirolean fortress of Ahrenberg, and finally to the castle of San Elmo at Naples.

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  • In the East all such traits are exaggerated, a result perhaps rather of the statecraft than of the religions of Egypt and Persia.

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  • Equity as thus described would correspond rather to the judicial discretion which modifies the administration of the law than to the antagonistic system which claims to supersede the law.

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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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  • The whole tendency of the Regulating Act was to establish for the first time the influence of the crown, or rather of parliament, in Indian affairs.

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  • In his dealings with money, he was characterized rather by liberality of expenditure than by carefulness of acquisition.

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  • This doctrine, rather political than theological, was a survival of the errors which had come into being after the Great Schism, and especially at the council of Constance; its object was to put the Church above its head, as the council of Constance had put the ecumenical council above the pope, as though the council could be ecumenical without its head.

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  • The scenery is fine, but wild and desolate in most parts, and of a kind that appeals rather to the northern genius than to the Italian, to whom, as a rule, Sardinia is not attractive.

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  • Since in all domesticated cats retaining the colouring of the wild species the soles of the hind-feet correspond in this particular with the Egyptian rather than with the European wild cat, the presumption is in favour of their descent from the former rather than from the latter.

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  • Remains of the wild cat occur in English caverns; while from those of Ireland (where the wild species has apparently been unknown during the historic period) have been obtained jaws and teeth which it has been suggested are referable to the Egyptian rather than to the European wild cat.

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  • In the royal Siamese breed the head is rather long and pointed, the body also elongated with relatively slender limbs, the coat glossy and close, the eyes blue, and the general colour some shade of cream or pink, with the face, ears, feet, under-parts, and tail chocolate or seal-brown.

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  • After their junction it is probable that the road bore the name Via Latina rather than Via Labicana.

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  • He was a spectator rather than an actor on the stage of the world.

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  • The defects of Descartes lie rather in his apparently imperfect apprehension of the principle of movements uniformly accelerated which his contemporary Galileo had illustrated and insisted upon, and in the indistinctness which attaches to his views of the transmission of motion in cases of impact.

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  • Revelation is a source of knowledge, rather than the manifestation in the world of a divine life, and its chief characteristic is that it presents men with mysteries, which are to be believed even when they cannot be understood.

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  • The third part of the Summa is also divided into two parts, but by accident rather than by design.

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  • It is doubtful whether, as is commonly assumed, they were considered as ipso facto enemies; they were rather guests.

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  • No particulars are known of his last illness, but it seems likely that death came upon him rather suddenly at,last.

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  • In earlier life he had been a zealous student of Kant and Hegel, and to the end he never ceased to cultivate the philosophic spirit; but he had little confidence in metaphysical systems, and sought rather to translate philosophy into the wisdom of life.

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  • 15 The action of Paul and Barnabas at Antioch 16 seems to accord with Presbyterian rather than Congregational polity.

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  • This episcopacy was at first rather congregational than diocesan; but the tendency of its growth was undoubtedly towards the latter.

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  • The philosophy of Cousin influenced him strongly, but his strength lay in exposition and criticism rather than in original thought.

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  • It is also darker in colour, has less of the frontal crest, shorter legs, a longer tail, and the markings beneath take the form of bars rather than stripes, while the bill, eyes and legs are all black.

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  • The so-called Celtic type, exemplified by individuals of rather less than average height, brown-haired and brachycephalic, is the fundamental element in the nation and peoples the region between the Seine and the Garonne; in southern France a different type, dolichocephalic, short and with black hair and eyes, predominates.

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  • Included under the denomination of forest N rd are landssurfaces boisieswhich are bush rather than T rrito forest.

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  • Those of the first class, which comprise rather less than half the entire system, have a minimum depth of 64 ft., with locks 126 ft.

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  • In the midst of Charles's debauched and licentious court, she lived neglected and retired, often deprived of her due allowance, having no ambitions and taking no part in English politics, but keeping up rather her interest in her native country.

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  • She brushed the dog's fur rather harshly and briskly.

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  • Tail rather short, clothed with short depressed hairs.

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  • Hind-feet with a very short nailless first toe, the second, third and fourth toes partially united by integument, of nearly equal length, the fifth distinct and rather shorter; all four with long and curved nails.

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