How to use Rather in a sentence

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

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

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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 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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  • Rather, it is an acknowledgement of progress made.

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

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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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  • I'd rather not talk about it.

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

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

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  • Unless you have someone you'd rather take?

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

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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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  • 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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  • Rather, that something else was wrong.

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

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  • Rather than incite her, it left her sleepy.

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  • I'd rather be back in California.

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  • It rather sounds like an airport paperback.

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

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  • But we dropped into this adventure rather unexpectedly.

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  • Let us rather read the Epistles and Gospels.

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

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

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  • Rather, he magically appeared at the Sanctuary.

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

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

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

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The right of voting being confined to members of the Communist party, the Government represented by no means one really elected by universal suffrage but rather a dictatorship of the lower classes.

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • The speculative character has entirely faded out of it, or rather has been crushed out by the tightness with which the directors of the Roman Church now held the reins of discipline.

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  • Stripped of its definitely miraculous character, the doctrine of the inner light may be regarded as the familiar mystical protest against formalism, literalism, and scripture-worship. Swedenborg, though selected by Emerson in his Representative Men as the typical mystic, belongs rather to the history of spiritualism than to that of mysticism as understood in this article.

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  • He possesses the cool temperament of the man of science rather than the fervid Godward aspiration of the mystic proper; and the speculative impulse which lies at the root of this form of thought is almost entirely absent from his writings.

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  • The later philosophy of Schelling and the philosophy of Franz von Baader, both largely founded upon Boehme, belong rather to theosophy (q.v.) than to mysticism proper.

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  • Lubbock's experiments of inLlucing ants to seek objects that had been removed show that they are guided by scent rather than by sight, and that any disturbance of their surroundings often causes great uncertainty in their actions.

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  • In the Bay of Bengal the strength of the southwest monsoon is rather from the south and south-east, being succeeded by north-east winds after October, which give place to northerly and north-westerly winds as the year advances.

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  • The flora of the whole of northern Asia is in essentials the same as that of northern Europe, the differences being due rather to variations of species than of genera.

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  • A peculiar form of baboon, Cynopithecus, and the singular ruminant, Anoa, found in Celebes, seem to have no relation to Asiatic animals, and rather to be allied to those in Africa.

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  • The Melanochroi are not considered by Huxley to be one of the primitive modifications of mankind, but rather to be the result of the admixture of the Xanthochroi with the Australoid type, next to be mentioned.

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  • The Urals indicate no real division of races, and in both Greek and Turkish times Asia Minor has been connected with the opposite shores of Europe rather than with the lands lying to the east.

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  • Individuals are thought of as members of a family, state or religion, rather than as entities with a destiny and rights of their own.

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  • The materials for the study of their institutions and population are abundant, but lend themselves to discussion rather than to a summary of admitted facts.

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  • Confucianism is an ethical rather than a religious system, and hence was able to co-exist, though not on very friendly terms, with Buddhism, which reached China about the 1st century A.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 have a year of agony with Harry than a lifetime of never having met him.

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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 just rather be here.

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It is therefore probable that most if not all of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon was the work of pupils of Pheidias, such as Alcamenes and Agoracritus, rather than his own.

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  • More remarkable still, over large tracts of country the water seems disposed to flow away from, rather than to, the river-beds.

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  • Five rather common species are certainly deadly - the death adder, the brown, the black, the superb and the tiger snakes.

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  • Physical surroundings rather than latitude determine the character of the flora.

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  • Some species have rather elegant blossoms, known to the settlers as " wattle."

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  • The breast or back, of both sexes, is usually tattooed, or rather, scored with rows of hideous raised scars, produced by deep gashes made at puberty.

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  • He felt then, and still more after the Reform Act of 1866, that "we must educate our masters," 1 and he rather scandalized his old university friends by the stress he laid on physical science as opposed to classical studies.

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  • Lowe was a rather cut-anddry economist, who prided himself that during his four years of office he took twelve millions off taxation; but later opinion has hardly accepted his removal of the shilling registration duty on corn (1869) as good statesmanship, and his failures are remembered rather than his successes.

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  • In the bishopric of Utrecht, in Gelderland and Friesland, the privileges accorded to Utrecht, Groningen, Zutphen, Stavoren, Leeuwarden followed rather on the model of those of the Rhenish " free cities " than of the Franco-Flemish commune.

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  • Following the example of William of Orange, Hoorn, Berghen and other governors, the magistrates generally declined to enforce the edicts, and offered to resign rather than be the instruments for burning and maltreating their fellow-countrymen.

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  • But, from the national distrust of system, it has not been elaborated into a consistent metaphysic, but is rather traceable as a tendency harmonizing with the spirit of natural science.

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  • Politically and anthropologically, however, this upper portion must be regarded as a continuation of the kingdom of Siam rather than as a section of Malaya.

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  • There is considerable reason to think, however, that the more frequent ports of call in the Straits of Malacca were situated in Sumatra, rather than on the shores of the Malay Peninsula, and two famous medieval travellers, Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta, both called and wintered at the former, and make scant mention of the latter.

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  • He seems to have been regarded by his own party as a useful instrument, especially in disagreeable work, rather than as a desirable colleague.

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  • The leaves are frequently irregular in outline, the lobes rather short and blunt, widening towards the end, but with setaceous points; the acorns are nearly globular.

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  • Ilex, usually a smaller tree, frequently of rather shrub-like appearance, with abundant glossy dark-green leaves, generally ovate in shape and more or less prickly at the margin, but sometimes with the edges entire; the under surface is hoary; the acorns are oblong on short stalks.

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  • Phellos, a rather large tree found on swampy land in the southern states, is the most important of this group; its timber is of indifferent quality.

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  • He would lay hold of anything "if it had but the force of authority," rather than have none.

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  • His action, however, in the event, diminished rather than increased his chances of success, owing to the distrust of his intentions which it inspired.

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  • The members then trooped out, Cromwell crying after them, "It is you that have forced me to this; for I have sought the Lord night and day that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing this work."

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  • He preferred that Englishmen should be free rather than sober by compulsion.

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  • He believed in the spiritual and unseen rather than in the outward and visible unity of Christendom.

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  • The shores are covered with coral; earthquakes and tidal waves are frequent, the latter not taking the form of bores, but of a sudden steady rise and equally sudden fall in the level of the sea; the climate is rather tropical than temperate, but sickness is almost unknown among the residents.

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  • The gift of tongues was suitable rather to children in the faith than to the mature.

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  • The scene of the legend now shifts to Rome, where Diocletian falls in love with a lovely nun named Ripsime; she, rather than gratify his passion, flees with her abbess Gaiana and several priests to Armenia.

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  • Tone himself admitted that with him hatred of England had always been "rather an instinct than a principle," though until his views should become more generally accepted in Ireland he was prepared to work for reform as distinguished from revolution.

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  • Camille Lemonnier has given in one of his Causeries a striking picture of this faded scene of former greatness, now a solitude in which the few residents seem spectres rather than living figures.

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  • The twelve senior thegns of the hundred play a part, the nature of which is rather doubtful, in the development of the English system of justice.

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  • Marsollier's longer life, in two volumes (1700), is quite untrustworthy; still more so that by Loyau d 'Amboise (1833), which is rather a romance than a biography.

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  • Iap,apeta from the Hebrew "an outlook hill," or rather from the Aramaic form 7734, whence also comes the Assyrian form Samirina.

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  • On a sufficient acquaintance with the work this would probably have revealed the essential nature of the instrument to a hearer unacquainted with technicalities, and revealed it rather as a characteristic than as a limitation.

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  • They made Milan their home; and the empire was nominally divided between them, Gratian taking the trans-Alpine provinces, whilst Italy, Illyricum in part, and Africa were to be under the rule of Valentinian, or rather of his mother, Justina.

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  • The Adige, formed by the junction of two streams—the Etsch or Adige proper and the Eisak, both of which belong to Tirol rather than to Italy—descends as far as Verona, where it enters the great plain, with a course from north to south nearly parallel to the rivers last described, and would seem likely to discharge its waters into those of the Po, but below Legnago it turns eastward and runs parallel to the Po for about 40 m., entering the Adriatic by an independent mouth about 8 m.

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  • Nor do the highest summits form a continuous ridge of great altitude for any considerable distance; they are rather a series of groups separated by tracts of very inferior elevation forming natural passes across the range, and broken in some places (as is the case in almost all limestone countries) by the waters from the upland valleys turning suddenly at right angles, and breaking through the mountain ranges which bound them.

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  • The Aeolian or Lipari Islands, a remarkable volcanic group, belong rather to Sicily than to Italy, though Stromboli, the most easterly of them, is about equidistant from Sicily and from the mainland.

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  • Over-production seems thus to be a considerable danger, and improvement of quality is rather to be sought after.

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  • They are not, as a rule, supported by workmen or peasants, but rather by small tradespeople, manufacturers and farmers.

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  • The development of the large cities has induced these banks to turn their attention rather to building enterprise than to mortgages on rural property.

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  • The Goths, except in the valley of the P0, resembled an army of occupation rather than a people numerous enough to blend with the Italic stock.

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  • It will be perceived that the type was rather oligarchical than strictly democratic. Between the parlamento and the consuls with their privy council, or credenza, was interposed the gran consiglio of privileged burghers.

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  • An army of mixed German and Spanish troops, pretending to act for the emperor, but which may rather be regarded as a vast marauding party, entered Italy under their leader Frundsberg.

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  • By that triumph (due to Desaix and Kellermani rather than directly to him), Bonaparte consolidated his owi position in France and again laid Italy at his feet.

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  • Da Bormida, the minister for foreign affairs, resigned nab rather than agree to the proposal, and other statesmen ana the were equally opposed to it.

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  • Ricasoli wished to go on with the war, rather than accept Venetia as a gift from France; but the king and La Marmora saw that peace must be made, as the whole Austrian.

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  • Replying on the 9th of April 1878 to interpellations by Visconti-Venosta and other deputies on the impending Congress of Berlin, he appeared free from apprehension lest I Italy, isolated, might find herself face to face with a change of the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and declared that in the event of serious complications Italy would be too much sought after rather than too niuch forgotten.

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  • Numerically insufficient to reject such measures, and lacking the fibre and the cohesion necessary for the pursuance of a far-sighted policy, the Right thought prudent not to employ its strength in uncompromising opposition, but rather, by supporting the government, to endeavour to modify Radical legislation in a Conservative sense.

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  • With the instinct of a true statesman, he felt the pulse of the people, divined their need for prestige, and their preference for a government heavy-handed rather than lax.

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  • The effect of the incident was rather to increase detestation of Giolitti than to damage Crispi.

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  • Baratieri vainly attempted to push forward the reserve, but the Italians were already overwhelmed, and the battleor rather, series of distinct engagementsended in a general rout.

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  • The business of the divorce - or rather, of the legitimation of Anne Boleyn's expected issue - had now become very urgent, and in the new archbishop he had an agent who might be expected to forward it with the needful haste.

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  • In this primeval, or rather timeless because ever-proceeding, sacrifice, time itself, in the shape of its unit the year, is made to take its part, inasmuch as the three seasons - spring, summer and autumn - of which it consists, constitute the ghee (clarified butter), the offering-fuel and the oblation respectively.

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  • Or is not personality rather of prime importance, though doubtless presupposing unity?

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  • Does not Stephen himself rather say that morally good things are conditions of social, not personal welfare?

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  • Does it not then deny rather than assert universal causation?

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  • It is no more than characteristic of Kant's whole speculative philosophy that he should' think the Ontological argument the one which comes nearest to st,-cess (yet the Ontological argument is held to prove - or rather to point out - not that God must exist, but that we think of him as necessary if we think of him as existing at all).

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  • Still it has a value for him if taken not as an argument, but rather as the expression of an immediate conviction; viz.

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  • This yields a characteristic type of pantheism, in the theory of the Unknowable which - rather paradoxically - is offered us.

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  • The element of agnosticism tends rather towards pantheism, just as Indian pantheism long ago tended towards agnosticism.

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  • And idealism in some cases may interpret itself in favour of pantheism rather than of theism.

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  • Meanwhile in England, which was ruled by Peter des Roches as justiciar, the discontent had been increasing rather than diminishing, and its volume became much larger owing to an event of May 1214.

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  • The entocodon is to be regarded, therefore, not as primarily an ingrowth of ectoderm, but rather as an upgrowth of both bodylayers, in the form of a circular rim (IVa), representing the umbrellar margin; it is comparable to the bulging that forms the umbrella in the direct method of budding, but takes place before a manubrium is formed, and is greatly reduced in size, so as to become a little pit.

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  • From these facts,, and from those of the sporogony, to be described below, we may regard budding to this type as taking place from the germinal epithelium rather than from ordinary ectoderm.

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  • In truth, Schopenhauer's conception of the world as the activity of a blind force is at bottom a materialistic and mechanical rather than a spiritualistic and teleological theory.

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  • However, a cautious reasoner will probably rather explain such cases deductively from the doctrine of evolution than endeavour to support the doctrine of evolution by them.

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  • But the causes and conditions of variation have yet to be thoroughly explored; and the importance of natural selection will not be impaired, even if further inquiries should prove that variability is definite, and is determined in certain directions rather than in others, by conditions inherent in that which varies.

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  • General colour dark brown, the outer fur being long and rather loose, with a woolly under-coat.

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  • It has even been supposed that amber passed from Sicily to northern Europe in early times - a supposition said to receive some support from the fact that much of the amber dug up in Denmark is red; but it must not be forgotten that reddish amber is found also on the Baltic, though not being fashionable it is used rather for varnish-making than for ornaments.

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  • The true balsam poplar, or tacamahac, P. balsamifera, abundant in most parts of Canada and the northern States, is a tree of rather large growth, often of somewhat fastigiate habit, with round shoots and oblong-ovate sharp-pointed leaves, the base never cordate, the petioles round, and the disk deep glossy green above but somewhat downy below.

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  • His attitude is prophylactic, rather than polemic, for the "philosophy" has not as yet taken deep root.

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  • Luria was an inspirer of saintly conduct rather than an innovator in theories.

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  • They are of middle height and dark complexion, with generally straight nose, small round skull, small sharp chin and large full eyes, which are expressive, however, rather of cunning than intelligence.

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  • Later writers, Posidonius, Diodorus, Strabo and others, call them smallish islands off (Strabo says, some way off) the north-west coast of Spain, which contained tin mines, or, as Strabo says, tin and lead mines - though a passage in Diodorus derives the name rather from their nearness to the tin districts of north-west Spain.

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  • In the liverworts we find fixation of the thallus by water-absorbing rhizoids; in certain forms with a localized region of water-absorption the development of a primitive hydrom or water-conducting system; and in others with rather a massive type of thallus the differentiation of a special assimilative and transpiring system.

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  • At the nodes the relation of the endodermis to the bundles undergoes rather complex but definite changes.

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  • In a few cases some of the tracheids have very thick walls and reduced cavities, functioning as mechanical rather than as waterconducting elements.

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  • They do not, of course, deny the co-operation of the other forces which have been suggested, except so far as these are inconsistent with the motion of the water in the form of separate columns rather than a flowing stream.

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  • This is, however, rather a matter of speculation.

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  • The apex in this case will describe a circle, or rather a spiral, as it is elongating all the time, pointing to all points of the compass in succession.

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  • The response made by the adult parts of plants, to which reference has been made, is brought about by a mechanism similar in nature though rather differently applied.

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  • Salsola Kali is British, and a hemi-halophyte at least; and it is rather spiny.

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  • Glacial elimination has been less severe, or rather there has been, at any rate on the Atlantic side, an unimpeded return of Miocene types.

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  • We may therefore regard the Himalayan flora as a westward extension of the Chinese rather than the latter as a development of the former.

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  • The nobles of modern Europe are rather thegnas than eorlas.

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  • The coast, in fact, rises in some places rather abruptly from the sea.

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  • Leibnitz has to supplement rather than correct Locke on this point.

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  • Thomas Arnold, criticizing Edward Hawkins, appeals rather to the atonement as deeper neglected truth.

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  • Yet it seems plain that any theology, maintaining redemption as historical fact (and not merely ideal), must attach religious importance to conclusions which are technically probable rather than proven.

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  • That this tragedy should have been reprinted in 1714 and acted in 1745 only shows that the public, as is often the case, had an eye to the catastrophe rather than to the development of the action.

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  • If so, he is the author of the rather forced occasional tribute on the accession of King Charles I., of which the last act largely consists.

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  • In its vivid blue colour it contrasts strikingly with the emerald-green malachite, also a basic copper carbonate, but containing rather more water and less carbon dioxide.

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  • This he diminished by increasing the splendour of the Panathenaic festival every fourth year and the Dionysiac 2 rites, and so created a national rather than a local religion.

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  • Leroy-Beaulieu - prejudiced in favour of the poor mujik rather than of the wealthy landlord.

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  • In his relations with Moslems, Buddhists and even fetishists the Russian peasant looks rather to conduct than to creed, the latter being in his view simply a matter of nationality.

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  • It is this political rather than religious spirit which also underlies the repressive attitude of the government, and of the Orthodox Church as the organ of the government, towards the various dissident sects (Raskolniki, from raskol, schism), which for more than two centuries past have played an important part in the popular life of Russia, and, since the political developments of the end of the 19th and early years of the zoth century, have tended to do so more and more.

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  • On the other hand, since 1861, and more especially since 1882, when the Peasant Land Bank was founded for making advances to peasants who were desirous of purchasing land, the former serfs, or rather their descendants, have between 1883 and 1904 bought about 19,500,000 acres from their former masters.

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  • Artels of one or two hundred carpenters, bricklayers, &c., are common wherever new buildings have to be erected, or railways or bridges constructed; the contractors always prefer to deal with an artel, rather than with separate workmen.

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  • Instead of conforming to abstract principles of public law and hereditary succession, they strove to enlarge their territories at the expense of their rivals, and to leave them at their death to their sons rather than to their brothers, nephews and more distant relations.

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  • Unlike the ordinary Russian principalities, it had a republican rather than a monarchical form of government.

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