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risk

risk Sentence Examples

  • I take a risk every time I go out.

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  • Death is a part of the risk we take.

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  • I wanted a wife and children, but I didn't want to risk losing them because of the ranch.

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  • That was why Pete chose the route - less risk of being robbed.

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  • I guess a walk in the cool evening isn't worth the risk of being eaten up by beasts is it?

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  • I don't want to risk hurting you.

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  • It was a risk that didn't pay off.

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  • She had been reluctant to mention her idea before, but now she was desperate enough to risk his anger.

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  • Separating might increase the risks for some, but it would reduce the risk of everyone being captured.

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  • And risk seeing her again.

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  • We're putting innocent people at risk and not just ourselves.

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  • He couldn't risk it.

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  • She had to wait for the right moment, when she wouldn't risk losing him.

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  • I am not willing to risk the consequences if you're wrong.

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  • We can risk their anger.

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  • We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.

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  • Yes, I think we may risk it.

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  • He.d never risk losing something so valuable!

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  • Bordeaux had been leading the horse along the ravine to spare its hooves, but it had been a risk that hadn't paid off.

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  • Finding women there meant the risk of seeing them again would be minimal, since they were most likely traveling on business.

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  • Better die a thousand times than risk receiving an unkind look or bad opinion from him, Rostov decided; and sorrowfully and with a heart full despair he rode away, continually looking back at the Tsar, who still remained in the same attitude of indecision.

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  • Right about now, she'd be happy to see Kris and would even risk going to the shadow world!

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  • You don't want to risk losing your blood monkey.

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  • "I'll determine who's at risk in about five minutes," Gabriel said firmly, eyes going to the waiting death dealers.

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  • The world was falling apart around them, and he couldn't risk either of their mental states in a relationship that may not see both of them surviving.

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  • We put ourselves at risk with any contacts like this.

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  • He wanted her dead, but he couldn.t risk Darkyn.s anger before he had it.

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  • Only that he had repeatedly saved her life - at risk of his own, no less.

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  • Or risk that there was something else going on that would drive his mate back to Darkyn for whatever reason.

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  • That put everyone at risk, but her goats were the easiest targets.

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  • Or risk that there was something else going on that would drive his mate back to Darkyn for whatever reason.

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  • It was the sign of someone with a secret he couldn't risk anyone discovering.

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  • At your risk, Watcher.

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  • "They can't risk killing you," Jule said.

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  • "They can't risk killing you," Jule said.

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  • Don't put yourselves at risk, ever.

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  • With her arm bleeding, she couldn.t risk drawing the attention of the Immortals by taking the front stairwell even to meet her sister.

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  • It was a heart-wrenching chore, choosing which at risk victims might be saved and which ones ignored to suffer their fate.

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  • "You can risk your life, but I won't," Sofia retorted.

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  • It had been Alex who convinced her to take the risk and adopt Jonathan.

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  • He has spoken to me in whispers, in the dark of the night, how waves of guilt over our relationship are with him every waking moment, and yet he loves me so as to risk all for my embrace.

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  • He'd be taking a big risk and going to a lot of trouble just because I took a couple of swings at him.

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  • You've demonstrated your abilities and yet you've restricted your activities to accomplish a specific good, at no small risk to yourselves, I might add.

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  • If he crossed an Other, he knew exactly what the risk was.

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  • I'll accept all risk and if Darkyn is angry, I'll take you with me.

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  • Is it better to give up Moscow without a battle, or by accepting battle to risk losing the army as well as Moscow?

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  • Taking the risk, she began to type.

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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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  • If workers are in unsafe work environments, they are bearing a risk that has a measurable negative cost.

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  • We were all at risk, simply because we could identify him!

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  • If this monster is truly stalking us, it's worth the risk of being more forward with Mr. Brennan.

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  • And Petya gave the Cossack a detailed account not only of his ride but also of his object, and why he considered it better to risk his life than to act "just anyhow."

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  • No part of her was willing to risk an encounter with Darkyn's other form.

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  • No part of her was willing to risk an encounter with Darkyn's other form.

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  • I chastise myself for taking an undue risk, when other means are available.

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  • He couldn't risk her.

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  • He couldn't risk her.

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  • Was that what no one was willing to risk doing?

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  • What isn't fair, is you expecting me to risk your life because you think it is fun to hang out with a werewolf.

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  • You can be a subsistence farmer and perhaps produce some excess, but given the prior observation about the fundamental volatility of farming, you will always be at risk of not producing enough.

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  • Second, monarchs themselves often have only a financial risk in war.

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  • Of course he is right there," said Countess Mary, "but he forgets that we have other duties nearer to us, duties indicated to us by God Himself, and that though we might expose ourselves to risks we must not risk our children."

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  • And the risk to which he would expose his life by carrying out his design excited him still more.

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  • Although the poor may not believe that wealth is attainable for them, they do not want to rock the boat and risk disrupting the system that guarantees them at least some income.

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  • I'd put all of us at a heightened risk with my call.

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  • But I won't risk losing him, she said.

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  • Retrieve the ropes by pulling the end where the square knot is closest to the edge, so that the knot doesn't have to travel around the anchor and risk getting stuck.

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  • Everything on the menu is served in an appetizer-sized portion, so couples can share their meals and take a risk in trying new things together.

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  • I know you well enough to know you would have to find out – no matter what the risk.

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  • Well, if you change your mind, I'd be willing to take the risk.

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  • We're putting all of us at risk.

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  • Why would the second guy put himself at such risk?

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  • It's all our lives he's putting at risk.

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  • I was imprudent to place myself at such risk.

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  • She looked to the bushes several floors down and decided it was worth the risk.

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  • You can gauge the risk.

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  • "Or you can risk an eternity with the Dark One personally overseeing your day-to-day … activities," Deidre seconded.

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  • It was a risk.

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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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  • "Or you can risk an eternity with the Dark One personally overseeing your day-to-day … activities," Darkyn's mate seconded.

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  • I knew the risk.

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  • Probably not, but I don't think it's worth the risk.

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  • Was the Peace Command Center also at risk?

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  • I can't risk being on this channel too long.

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  • I'll risk a quick communication from here to see what the urgency is.

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  • We'll have to risk flying past the river if we want to find her.

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  • Once she did that, she could risk contacting Tim on her net and pray he reached her before Greenie or anyone else found her.

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  • "Lana, Mike won't risk sending anyone over there, not after the three who went and never came back," Kelli said.

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  • She couldn't risk staying here too long.

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  • Gods, but he could smell her sweet scent!  Her large eyes seemed to see right through him.  He feared reaching out, in case she slid through his fingers like smoke.  He'd lost her in life; he wasn't going to risk losing her in his dreams.  He could imagine closing the distance between them, sweeping her up into his arms, and making love to her on the beach.

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  • You would risk destroying this world and every human in it?

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  • She could move between worlds as he could, and he'd no longer be at risk of destroying everything he came into contact with.

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  • Would you do it?  Would you kill Death or risk destroying the worlds for Katie?

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  • She was a risk for revealing the Immortal society to the human world or alerting the demons as to where Kris's strongholds were.

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  • Kris watched him stalk away, unable to shake a sense of guilt.  If he'd gone after Kiki, he wouldn't have put his half-brother at even greater risk.  His judgment had failed him.

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  • "I'm sure you noticed that my domain in overrun with demons," Death said casually.  "My … interference put the underworld – and all the little humans' souls – at risk, weakened the barriers between here and Hell.  You were right, Gabe.  Even my actions have consequences."

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  • The doctor suggested as much exercise could be gained by walking without the added risk of injury.

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  • I don't want to see you take any risk.

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  • There ain't no risk!

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  • It wasn't worth the risk, at least this early in the week.

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  • You loved me enough to risk losing me, and almost did, just because it was the right thing to do.

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  • His confidence was worth the risk.

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  • Apparently you'll do anything to hold a baby in your arms – even risk your life driving on ice.

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  • I'm going to be the father, and you're not going to risk the baby with another stupid test.

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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 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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  • There's only one of us I'll risk getting killed, and it's not you.

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  • But doing so also meant sacrificing her independence and the risk of losing everything that meant something to her, a potential lifetime of pain.

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  • "I can't risk being caught not in my assigned spot," she said.

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  • We must retreat or risk falling into an ambush.

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  • My great-uncle said I must only use the demon's power for others or risk the demon's curse.

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  • Sirian knew something others did not if he were willing to risk the Warlord's death to take over the kingdom.

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  • He was too wise to risk losing her before he learned her secrets.

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  • I won't risk my kingdom for yours.

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  • He had done so at considerable risk to himself and deserved the credit.

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  • Could she risk finding out?

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  • You won't risk losing it to sue me, he said and reached for her injured arm.

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  • I can't see any other reason why someone would risk pissing you off.

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  • She wasn't able to risk that.

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  • Otherwise, you risk fucking with me.

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  • The kid was too afraid to risk a confrontation; maybe Jessi or Ashley had grabbed his phone.

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  • "Fuck with me at your own risk," he warned.

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  • When the stress came, and he retreated to the British legation, he took an active part in the defence, and spared neither risk nor toil in his exertions.

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  • If then the risk under trees exceeds that in the open in Hungary and the United States, at least five or six times as many people must remain in the open as seek shelter under trees.

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  • After that day he underwent great personal risk in saving fugitives; in particular, he saved the life of the count of Champcenetz, the governor of the Tuileries, who was his personal enemy, at the request of Mrs Elliott.

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  • The Oudh business was managed with less risk.

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  • ..: the ships anchor at considerable risk in the roads, but the love of gain prevails: for the large number of lighters which receive the cargoes and reload them renders the time short before they can enter the river, and having lightened a part of their cargoes they sail in and ascend to Rome."

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  • Alexander could communicate with his base only by the narrow line of the Hellespont, and ran the risk, if he went far from it, of being cut off altogether.

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  • On the other hand, these stoves need a considerable amount of attention in filling, trimming and cleaning, and there is some risk of explosion and damage by accidental leaking and smoking.

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  • There is also a risk that woodwork near the pipes may warp and split.

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  • This joint is durable, secure and easily made; it allows for expansion and by its use the risk of pipe sockets being cracked is avoided.

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  • He now signalized himself by his dissolute life and the ingenuity with which he contrived to perpetrate forgeries and other crimes without exposing himself to the risk of detection.

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  • He became (1756-1759) the leading spirit of Nicolai's important literary undertakings, the Bibliothek and the Literaturbriefe, and ran some risk (which Frederick's good nature obviated) by somewhat freely criticizing the poems of the king of Prussia.

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  • On the collapse of the rebellion he fled to Turkey, adopted Mahommedanism, and under the name of Murad Pasha served as governor of Aleppo, at which place, at the risk of his life, he saved the Christian population from being massacred by the Moslems. Here he died on the 6th of September 1850.

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  • He died in the Marshalsea on the 5th of September 1569, and was buried in St George's, Southwark, at midnight to avoid the risk of a hostile demonstration.

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  • It is important to observe that the risk is in no way obviated by the increasing slack paid out, except in so far as the amount of sliding which the strength of the cable is able to produce at the points of contact with the ground may be thereby increased.

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  • Owing to the experience gained with many thousands of miles of cable in all depths and under varying conditions of weather and climate, the risk, and consequently the cost, of laying has been greatly reduced.

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  • The earth is always, except for some special reason, used as a return, because it offers little resistance and saves the expense and the risk of failure of the return wire.

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  • This allowed a shorter train and stronger wheelwork to be used, securing more certain action, and involving less risk of derangement.

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  • In Sicily and the provinces of Reggio, Catanzaro, Cosenza and Lecce this tree flourishes without shelter; as far north as Rome, Aquila and Teramo it reqtiires only the slightest protection; in the rest of the peninsula itruns the risk of damage by frost every ten years or so.

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  • The lessee, or farmer, tills the soil at his own risk; usually he provides live stock, implements and capital, and has no right to compensation for ordinary improvements, nor for extraordinary improvements effected without the landlords consent.

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  • There was also the danger that Austria might join the allies first and Piedmont be, left isolated; but there were also strong arguments on the other side, for while the Radical party saw no obvious reason why Piedmont should fight other peoples battles, and therefore opposed the alliance, there was the risk that Austria might join the al]iance together with Piedmont, which would have constituted a disastrous situation.

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  • himself at the head of the movement; at first he had refused, but reports of the progress of the insurrection soon determined him to risk all on a bold stroke, and on the 5th of May he embarked at Quarto, near Genoa, with Bixio, the Hungarian Trr and some 1000 picked followers, on two steamers.

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  • It is hardly needful to prove that nobility does not imply wealth, though nobility without wealth runs some risk of being forgotten.

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  • He mentions in another place that when at Verona the king was anxious to transfer the accusation of treason brought against Albinus to the whole senate, he defended the senate at great risk.

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  • P Y of risk, it has during recent years come to notice that the number of casualties among railway servants is still unduly great, and in 1899 a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate the causes of the numerous accidents, fatal and nonfatal, to railway men.

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  • The use of automatic couplers for freight cars throughout the United States, introduced in 1893-1900, greatly reduced the number of deaths and injuries in coupling, and the use of air brakes on freight cars, now universal, has reduced the risk to the men by making it less necessary for them to ride on the roofs of high box-cars, while at the same time it has made it possible to run long trains with fewer men; but except in these two features the freight service in America continues to be a dangerous occupation.

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  • Their use secures a continuous passage-way through the train, but is attended with some discomfort and risk when the train is in motion.

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  • This being the case, we are at liberty to make the assumption that the intrinsic energy of each element (under specified conditions) is zero, without thereby introducing any risk of self-contradiction in thermochemical calculations.

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  • With a touch of vanity he expressed the fear lest "the coolness of fancy that attends advanced years should make me risk the reputation I had acquired."

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  • The wish was gratified at the risk of the lives of three brave men, and he recognized the solemnity of the occasion by pouring out the water as an offering unto Yahweh.

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  • The effect was to reduce to a minimum the risk of the introduction of disease amongst the herds and flocks of the country, and at the same time to confine the trade in store stock exclusively to the breeders of Great Britain and Ireland.

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  • Military affairs in this period are dealt with under Napoleonic Campaigns; but it may be noted here that during the anxious days which Napoleon spent at the camp of Boulogne in the second and third weeks of August 1805, uncertain whether to risk all in an attack on England in case Villeneuve should arrive, or to turn the Grand Army against Austria, the only step which he took to avert a continental war was the despatch of General Duroc to Berlin to offer Hanover to Prussia on consideration of her framing a close alliance with France.

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  • Owing to the smaller size of the male and the greater voracity of the female, the male makes his advances to his mate at the risk of his life and is not infrequently killed and eaten by her either before or after pairing has been effected.

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  • There can be no question that a deep soil is better for the cottonplant; but the expense of obtaining it, the risk of injuring the soil through leaching, and the danger of bringing poor soil to the surface, have led many planters to oppose this plan.

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  • Originally cotton was imported by the Liverpool dealer as an agent for American firms or at his own risk, and then sold by private treaty, auction, or through brokers, to Cotton market methods.

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  • If he de termines to buy cotton at once, others who risk more, and trust their judgment of the future, may secure the contract.

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  • If a spinner is pressed by a shipper to make quotations with refusal for two or three days to give time for business to be settled by cable, it is evidently not impossible for the spinner to shift the risk involved by getting in turn from his broker refusal quotations for cotton.

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  • It is either set in the first instance at some distance from the engine and well, or is subsequently removed sufficiently far away before the drill enters the oil-bearing formation, and until the oil and gas are under control, in order to minimize the risk of fire.

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  • Local preachers received notice to quit their holdings, labourers were discharged, those who opened their cottages for meetings were evicted, and to show any hospitality to a travelling preacher was to risk the loss of home and employment.

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  • A small portion of this was raised (at great risk) by performances at the Albert Hall in London, conducted by Wagner and Richter, in 1877.

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  • She instructed her daughter to show a proper respect to her husband's grandfather, Louis XV., by behaving with politeness to his mistresses, in order that the alliance between the two courts might run no risk.

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  • Whether from hostile forays or from piracy, any Greek was exposed to the risk of enslavement.

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  • In 1353 the king took the borough of York into his own hands, "to avoid any risk of disturbance and possible great bloodshed such as has arisen before these times," and finally in the same year an agreement was brought about by Archbishop Thoresby that the whole of Bootham should be considered a suburb of York except the street called St Marygate, which should be in the jurisdiction of the abbey.

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  • The want of railways in Asia Minor was urgently felt, but no capitalists were willing to risk their money in Turkish railways without a substantial guarantee, and a guarantee of the Turkish government alone was not considered substantial enough.

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  • To do so by sea at this season was to risk delay, while in moving by land he would have the Spanish armies between him and the French.

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  • Imagining himself sure of a brilliant destiny in Europe if he lost his Brazilian crown, the emperor attempted to risk a decisive attack against the Liberals, and to form a new ministry composed of men favourable to absolutism.

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  • Such were the copiatae or grave-diggers, the psalmistae or chaunters, and the parabolani, who at great personal risk - whence the name - visited the sick in pestilence.

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  • Moreover, by accepting Christianity from Germany, he ran the risk of imperilling the independence of Hungary.

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  • The mining nien, especially the heads of the larger houses, did not care at this juncture to run the risk of political agitation.

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  • The magnitude of the risk was sufficiently shown at Langensalza.

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  • The cavalry established contact on the 15th in the neighbourhood of Tobitschau and Rochetinitz (action of Tobitschau, July 15th), and the Austrians finding their intention discovered, and their men too demoralized by fear of the breechloader to risk a fresh battle, withdrew their troops and endeavoured to carry out their concentration by a wide circuit down the valley of the Waag and through Pressburg.

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  • At the risk no doubt of some defects of culture, the newer education cleared the way for a more positive temper, awoke a new sense of accuracy and of verification, and created a sceptical attitude towards all conventions, whether of argument or of practice.

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  • This is a recognized and legitimate business risk, differing only in degree from the risks attending all business operations.

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  • The risk of failure in mining enterprises is offset by the chances of more than ordinary profits.

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  • While the risk of loss of capital is not to be avoided, it is of the utmost importance to limit the amount of money expended while the extent and value of the deposit are still uncertain and to do the necessary work by the cheapest methods consistent with thoroughness.

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  • The risk will vary with the character of the deposit.

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  • The money so spent, if judiciously used, insures the undertaking against loss by diminishing the mining risk, and is thus analogous to premiums paid to insure against fire or other sources of loss.

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  • 40 mineral, and by the possibility of supporting the roof long enough to permit the excavation of the mineral without unnecessary risk or expense.

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  • In metal mining, when the workable portions of the deposit are small and separated by unworkable areas, the levels serve also the purpose of exploration, and in such cases must not be so far apart as to risk missing valuable mineral.

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  • Taking into account the risk attending all mining operations, which make necessary large interest and amortization charges on the cost of a tunnel, it will in most cases be advisable to raise the water to the surface by mechanical means.

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  • Where the deposit is uncertain and the element of risk is large, we must adopt a high rate of interest on investments of capital in our computations of value - in some cases as high as 10, 15 or even 20%.

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  • It would have been folly after that experience to risk defeat and perhaps disaster in assailing formidable positions, effectively held and assiduously fortified.

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  • The so-called oil air-pumps are much more efficient; the valve difficulty is avoided, and the risk of leakage minimized; whilst in addition there is no air clearance between the piston and the base of the cylinder as in the older mechanical forms. The Fleuss pump may be taken as an example.

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  • With these latter glasses there is, of course, considerable risk that the partial fusion and consequent contraction of the fireclay of the crucible may result in its destruction and the entire loss of the glass.

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  • Further, all the subsequent processes of cutting, moulding and annealing become increasingly difficult, owing to the greatly increased risk of breakage arising from either external injury or internal strain, as the dimensions of the individual piece of glass increase.

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  • The rolled sheet is left on the castingtable until it has set sufficiently to be pushed over a flat iron plate without risk of distortion; meanwhile the table has been placed in front of the opening of one of the large annealing kilns and the slab of glass is carefully pushed into the kiln.

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  • As some of these sulphur compounds have a poisonous effect on plants, gas-lime cannot be applied to land directly without great risk or rendering it incapable of growing crops of any sort - even weeds - for some time.

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  • In 1848, the seizure of Greytown (San Juan del Norte) by the Mosquito Indians, with British support, aroused great excitement in the United States, and even involved the risk of war.

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  • Napoleon had, of course, accepted the risk of such an attack, but he sought at the same time to minimize it by summoning every available battalion to the scene.

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  • below the surface, to escape risk of injury from frost.

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  • The conservation policy saved the animals that were at risk.

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  • But if this was not an afterthought, he must, on his own showing, stand accused of having carried out during long years a policy which he knew to be disastrous to his country, rather than risk the loss of the king's favour and of his place.

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  • Agitation in the imperial parliament stopped government action, but the publicity of the finding of the privy council warned all concerned against the risk of neglecting the common law of the empire whenever they were not prepared to follow the lex loci contractus.

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  • Possessing no images of Yahweh the Jews were also not exposed to the same risk as were idolaters of having their gods stolen by their foes and used against them.

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  • The use of a sliding weight is not recommended in depths much exceeding 200 fathoms on account of the time required and the risk of the line sagging at a low angle and so stopping the weight.

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  • The loss of coal by this method is very considerable, besides great risk to life and danger from fire.

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  • The inflammability of coal dust varies with different coals, but none can be said to be entirely free from risk.

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  • The fact that several accidents had already happened accentuated the risk, and in Great Britain the storage and use of liquefied acetylene are prohibited.

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  • Dr P. Wolff has found that when this is used on the large scale there is a risk of the ammonia present in the acetylene forming traces of chloride of nitrogen in the purifying-boxes, and as this is a compound which detonates with considerable local force, it occasionally gives rise to explosions in the purifying apparatus.

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  • Travellers and strangers who venture into these jungles run the risk of fever of a severe type at almost all seasons of the year.

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  • The Sibylline books, however, declared that the king must not be restored by force, of arms, at the risk of peril to Rome.

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  • Devout and mystical to an almost morbid degree, hating revolution and distrusting Liberalism, he was a confirmed pessimist, yet he had many noble qualities: he was brave to the verge of foolhardiness, devoted to his country, and ready to risk his crown to free Italy from the foreigner.

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  • On the other hand, they did not wish to take the risk of radical measures against the new doctrines, and were glad of an excuse for refusing the demands of the pope.

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  • As supreme governor of the Church of England the sovereign strictly controlled all ecclesiastical legislation and appointed royal delegates to hear appeals from the ecclesiastical courts, to be a " papist " or to " hear Mass " (which was construed as the same thing) was to risk incurring the terrible penalties of high treason.

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  • In 1853 exhaustive experiments were carried out in England with a view to ascertaining whether it would be possible so to treat alcohol as to allow it to be used industrially without, at the same time, any risk of the revenue being defrauded.

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  • The Goethe-Schiller Museum, as it is now called, stands isolated, the adjoining houses having been pulled down to avoid risk of fire.

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  • Perhaps his detachment makes for clearness of thought; Loofs's friendliness towards dogma, but in a much humbler sense than the Catholic, involves the risk of confusion.

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  • The allies determined that they would wage a war without risks, and they were particularly anxious to avoid the risk of defeat in detail.

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  • Without doubt, the personal risk to which Blucher exposed himself at this crisis was far too great; for it was essential that the command of the Prussian army should remain vested in a chief who would loyally keep in touch and act entirely in concert with his colleague.

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  • Opposed as they were to Napoleon, Gneisenau's neglect involved them in an unnecessary and very grave risk.

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  • By deliberately depriving himself of this detachment, on June 18, the duke ran a very grave risk.

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  • rather than risk the danger of an interregnum.

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  • This risk, however, was obviated by the foresight of Emma, who carried her lover across the courtyard of the palace; a scene which was witnessed by Charlemagne, who next morning narrated the occurrence to his counsellors, and asked for their advice.

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  • Soon after this the courageous explorer Arnaud discovered the ancient Mariab, the royal city of the Sabaeans, and at great risk copied fifty-six inscriptions and took a plan of the walls, the dam, and the temple to the east of the city.

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  • Napoleon in like case refused, at the risk of enforced resignation, but so did Moreau; the generality of lesser men have obeyed, but so did Suvarov.

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  • Nor was the concentration of wealth the only danger of this policy; it led to the destruction of forests, the exhaustion of farming soils and the wasteful mining of coal and minerals, since the desire for quick profits, even when they entail risk to permanency of capital, is always a powerful human motive.

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  • The convenience of erecting girders on shore is very great, but there is some risk in the floating operations and a good deal of hauling plant is required.

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  • Hard steel, if used at all, is used only for compression members, in which there is less risk of flaws extending than in tension members.

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  • Nerva vainly strove to save, even at the risk of his own life, the men who had raised him to power, but the soldiers brutally murdered the unfortunate men, and forced him to propose a vote of thanks for the deed (Dio Cass.

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  • In addition to the dividend 5% was allowed for commission, office expenses and risk.

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  • The great oracles, however, were of Panhellenic celebrity and did not serve each a particular state, and so in this direction also the risk of an independent priestly power within the state was avoided.'

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  • The whole is surrounded by a deep and wide ditch, which can be filled from the river, at the risk, however, of bringing down the whole structure, for the walls are of mud, and stand upon a porous sandy soil.

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  • Aristotle is commonly supposed to be the first author who mentions a parrot; but this is an error, for nearly a century earlier Ctesias in his Indica (cap. 3),2 under the name of fib-Taws (Bittacus), so neatly described a bird which could speak an "Indian" language - naturally, as he seems to have thought - or Greek - if it had been taught so to do - about as big as a sparrow-hawk (Hierax), with a purple face and a black beard, otherwise blue-green (cyaneus) and vermilion in colour, so that there cannot be much risk in declaring that he must have had before him a male example of what is now commonly known as the Blossom-headed parakeet, and to ornithologists as Palaeornis cyanocephalus, an inhabitant of many parts of India.

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  • To quote again from Father Thurston (p. 318): " In imitation of the prodigality of her Divine Master, the Church has deliberately faced the risk of depreciation to which her treasure was exposed.

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  • During the 18th century, in Greek as well as in Latin, the general aim was to reach the goal as rapidly as possible, even at the risk of missing it altogether.

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  • in 1840, was to lay a new stress on religious teaching, and to obviate the risk of overwork resulting from the simultaneous study of all subjects by the encouragement of specialization in a few.

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  • As it was, both declined to risk a decision.

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  • The worship of the local sanctuaries did nothing to promote the sense of the religious unity of Israel; Yahweh in the age of the Judges ran no small risk of being divided into a number of local Baals, givers of natural good things each to his own locality.

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  • But, as something can everywhere be made by the use of money, something ought everywhere to be paid for the use of it," and will in fact be paid for it; and the prohibition will only heighten the evil of usury by increasing the risk to the lender.

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  • Six states had ratified the Federal constitution when the New Hampshire convention met at Exeter on the 13th of February 1788, to accept or reject that instrument, and so great was the opposition to it among the delegates from the central part of the state that after a discussion of ten days the leaders in favour of ratification dared not risk a decisive vote, but procured an adjournment in order that certain delegates who had been instructed to vote against it might consult their constituents.

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  • He showed statesmanlike qualities in steering a clear course between the exaggerated prudence of Baron Ricasoli, who wished to recall the troops from the frontier, and the impetuosity of Garibaldi, his second-in-command, who was anxious to invade Romagna prematurely, even at the risk of Austrian intervention.

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  • This sort of dual control works with less friction and delay than might have been expected, but better appointments would probably be secured if responsibility were more fully and more clearly fixed on the president alone, though there would no doubt be a risk that the president might make a serious error.

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  • On the other hand, the characteristic merits of the system may be summed up as consisting in the safeguards it provides against the undue predominance of any one power or person in the government, and therewith against any risk there may be that the president should become a despot, and in the full opportunities it secures for the due consideration of all important measures.

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  • Many of its breeding-places are a most valuable property to those who live near them and take the eggs and young, which, from the nature of the locality, are only to be had at a hazardous risk of life.

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  • Bent now visited at considerable risk the almost unknown Hadramut country (1893-1894), and during this and later journeys in southern Arabia he studied the ancient history of the country, its physical features and actual condition.

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  • But such a concentration would in itself be attended with great risk, as the detachments might be destroyed piecemeal before they could combine.

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  • Twice, indeed, during that period the chancellor ran the risk of provoking war.

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  • The harbour is an open roadstead, very dangerous to shipping in northerly winds, and the discharge and loading of cargoes is effected by means of lighters at considerable risk and expense.

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  • The greatest losses were in the Channel where the Flanders flotilla worked, and the blow they would have received by the blocking of Zeebrugge and Ostend was well worth the risk.

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  • But a younger member of the household, Willie Douglas, aged eighteen, whose devotion was afterwards remembered and his safety cared for by Mary at a time of utmost risk and perplexity to herself, succeeded on the 2nd of May in assisting her to escape by a 1 It is to be observed that the above conclusion as to the authenticity of the Casket Letters is the same as that arrived at upon different grounds by the most recent research on the subject.

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  • When finished off, the pots should be watered well, to settle the soil; but they should stand till the water has well drained away, since, if they are moved about while the fresh soil is very wet, there will be a risk of its becoming puddled or too much consolidated.

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  • The bedding plants generally may be potted in this way, the advantage being that at planting-out time there is less risk of disturbing the roots than if there were potsherds to remove.

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  • When plants are required to stand in ornamental china pots or vases, it is better, both for the plants and for avoiding risk of breakage, to grow them in ordinary garden pots of a size that will drop into the more valuable vessels.

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  • But it is not necessary that one unvarying range of temperature should be kept up at whatever pains or risk.

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  • In most cases this can be performed with little risk, but the gleichenias, for example, must only be cut into large portions, as small divisions of the rhizomes are almost certain to die; in such cases, however, the points of the rhizomes can be led over and layered into small pots, several in succession, and allowed to remain unsevered from the parent plant until they become well-rooted.

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  • Plant out dahlias and other tender subjects, if risk of frost is past.

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  • The Ashanti delayed war until their preparations were complete, whilst the Gold Coast officials appear to have thought the risk of hostilities remote.

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  • The explosion risk seems to be most marked in the preparations which have been extracted with ether previous to distillation, and J.

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  • He was, in 1680, seized in his house, and conveyed away at the risk of his life; and though he was released that he might die at home, his books and goods were distrained.

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