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robbed Sentence Examples

  • The last time I did it, I robbed him of a few prisoners he didn't want to lose.

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  • She understood his hatred for Memon, the man who had robbed him of more than his sight.

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  • After hard fighting the procurator, whose cruelty provoked the attack, captured the Temple and robbed the treasury.

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  • The helpless natives were oppressed and robbed by the company and its servants in every possible way.

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  • The church was to be robbed of its wealth, its power and its privileges, and the papal jurisdiction was to be abolished.

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  • Thereby their money and influence would be lost to the Church, and their souls robbed of the priceless benefit of priestly absolution.

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  • The icy water robbed her of breath and she came up sputtering and treading water.

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  • The process by which the "gentiles" have been robbed of their legitimate history was the inevitable result of a religion whose sacred books make them lay figures for the history of the Jews.

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  • Tartalea, thus robbed of his most cherished possession, was in despair.

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  • In 1589 mutinies of troops took place all over the empire, and in the two following years there were several risings of the Janissaries at Constantinople, the pretext being everywhere that the soldiers were being robbed of their pay.

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  • Already it had been robbed of many of its works of art, among them the Athena Promachos and the Parthenos of Pheidias, for the adornment of Constantinople, and further spoliation took place when the church of St Sophia was built in A.D.

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  • The criminal laws were of extreme severity, even petty theft being punished by the thief being enslaved to the person he had robbed, while to steal a tobacco pouch or twenty ears of corn was death; he who pilfered in the market was then and there beaten to death, and he who insulted Xipe, the god of the goldand silversmiths, by stealing his precious metal, was skinned alive and sacrificed to the offended deity.

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  • The so-called " long-and-short-haul clause," which forbade a greater charge for a long than for a short haul over the same line, if circumstances were substantially similar, was also robbed of all its vitality by court decision.

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  • Some of the rebels intercepted a slave of the emperor on the high-road near the city and robbed him of his possessions.

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  • There were a few small reverses, of which De la Rey's successful rush upon Paris's column and capture of Lord Methuen was the most important, but when some initial mistakes in the composition of the driving lines, which robbed the earlier drives of part of their effect, were made good, the system worked like a machine.

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  • In the realm of art the "middle ages" had already set in before Constantine robbed the arch of Titus to decorate his own, and before those museums of antiquity, the temples, were plundered by Christian mobs.

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  • The ordinamenti della giustizia of that year robbed the nobility of all political power.

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  • If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat blown up, or one cow run over on the Western Railroad, or one mad dog killed, or one lot of grasshoppers in the winter--we never need read of another.

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  • The intervention of the powers, culminating in the shattering of the Egyptian fleet at Navarino (q.v.), robbed him of his reward so far as Greece was concerned; the failure of his arms in face of this intervention gave Sultan Mahmud the excuse he desired for withholding the rest of the stipulated price of his assistance.

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  • Onesimus, a slave, had robbed (vv.

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  • The affair dragged on from 1713 to 1716, when the examination of the Solov'evs' books, and the subsequent application of torture, revealed the fact that the Solov'evs had systematically robbed the Treasury of 675,000 roubles (1 rouble then = 5s.) and had accumulated a fortune of half a million.

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  • back the coloured ribbon of the spectrum upon itself, but just where this is done all its light will be robbed to maintain the absorbing system in vibration.

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  • The kirk was robbed afresh, benefices were given to such villainous cadets of great families as Archibald Douglas, an agent in Darnley's murder; and though, under the scholarly but fierce Andrew Melville, the kirk purified herself afresh and successfully opposed the bishops, James VI.

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  • The kirk was robbed afresh, benefices were given to such villainous cadets of great families as Archibald Douglas, an agent in Darnley's murder; and though, under the scholarly but fierce Andrew Melville, the kirk purified herself afresh and successfully opposed the bishops, James VI.

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  • The weight of those secrets robbed her of her appetite and made her feel tired again, even after a full night of rest.

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  • With him expired the office, which had already been robbed of its privileges by a decree of the emperors Honorius and Theodosius II.

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  • "Haven't you robbed people enough--taking their last shirts?" said a voice addressing the publican.

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  • Many beautiful statues, belonging to good periods of Greek and Roman art, decorated the fora, streets and public buildings of the city, but conflagrations and the vandalism of the Latin and Ottoman conquerors of Constantinople have robbed the world of those treasures.

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  • When Felix was recalled by Nero in 60 the nation was divided against itself, the Gentiles within its gates were watching for their opportunity, and the chief priests robbed the lower priests with a high hand.

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  • The conversion of Lithuania deprived the Order of its mission: the union of Lithuania to Poland robbed it of the security which it enjoyed while they were disunited, and gave new strength to Poland, a constant enemy to the Order which had deprived it of any outlet on the Baltic. Internally, too, the Order suffered.

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  • They therefore spoiled the religious houses and robbed the monastery coffers in order to have means wherewith to rebuild it.

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  • de Vuarrens (which is said to be the correct spelling of the name) was an unfortunate husband, and was deserted and robbed by his wife.

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  • corner of the platform, an uncompleted building of Esarhaddon (681-668 B.C.), who robbed the North-West and Central palaces, effacing the inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser, to obtain material for his construction; (d) the smaller West palace, between the South-West and the NorthWest palaces, a construction of Hadad-nirari or Adadnirari III.

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  • 179), he was robbed of his property and came to Athens, where he studied possibly under Zeno, certainly under Cleanthes.

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  • For the extremely exiguous proportions of some chasubles actually in use, which have been robbed of all the beauty of form they ever possessed, less respectable motives have sometimes been responsible, viz.

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  • primal man free; the latter had already been robbed of part of his light by the darkness, and the five dark elements had already mingled themselves with the generations of light.

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  • In 1841 the ancient church of the Holy Sepulchre at Cambridge was robbed of most of its interest by a calamitous " restoration " carried out under the superintendence and partly at the charge of the Camden Society.

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  • For the rest there are the tombs of many kings in the Biban el Moluk and a good deal of comparatively petty construction and tinkering, with the help of stone robbed from older structures.

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  • Austria, shorn of her fairest provinces, robbed of her oversea commerce, bankrupt and surrounded on all sides by the territories of the French emperor and his allies, seemed to exist only on sufferance, and had ceased to have any effective authority in Germanynow absolutely in the power of Napoleon, who proved this in 1810 by annexing the whole of the northern coast as far as the Elbe to his empire.

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  • At this time the Theban necropolis was being more systematically robbed than ever before.

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  • Unamfin was robbed on the voyage, the prince of Byblus rebuffed him, and when at last the latter agreed to provide the timber it was only in exchange for substantial gifts hastily sent for from Egypt (including rolls of papyrus) and the promise of more to follow.

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  • The rule prohibiting them, except in rare cases, from describing the achievements of the different units, who were thus robbed of the glory to which they were entitled, had most unfortunate results.

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  • In 1522 the bishop of Carlisle complained to Cardinal Wolsey, then archbishop of York, that the English thieves committed more thefts than "all the Scots of Scotland," the men of Hexham being worst of all, and appearing loo strong at the markets held in Hexham, so that the men whom they had robbed dared not complain or "say one word to them."

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  • On the other hand, the climates of the east are dry, because the surface is lower and more level; and the breezes borne thither from the west, being robbed of most of their superabundant moisture in crossing the western hills, are drier and precipitate a greatly diminished rainfall.

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  • They were afterwards robbed of the island by Leon Vetrano, a famous Genoese corsair; but he was soon defeated and put to death, and the senate, to secure their position, granted fiefs in Corfu to ten noble families in order that they might colonize it (1206).

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  • In 1621 the Spanish invasion and persecution of the Protestants robbed him of all he possessed, and drove him into Poland.

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  • 415): "Bread and meat would have robbed the ascetic of many an angel's visit: the opening of the refectory door must many a time have closed the gates of heaven to his gaze."

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  • Whilst they remain with her she is peculiarly vicious and aggressive, defending them with the greatest courage and energy, and when robbed of them is terrible in her rage; but she has been known to desert them when pressed, and even to eat them when starved.

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  • But the results of the saner researches of Randall Maclver, announced first at the South Africa meeting of the British Association (1905) and later communicated to the Royal Geographical Society, have robbed these structures of much of their glamour; from being the centres of Phoenician and Hebrew industry they have sunk to be mere magnified kraals, not more than three or four hundred years old.

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  • In this pontificate Rome was ravaged, and the churches of St Peter and St Paul robbed, by Saracens (August 846).

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  • After Cairo and Alexandria, Damietta was for centuries the largest town in Egypt, but the silting up of the entrance to the harbour, the rise of Port Said, and the remarkable development of Alexandria have robbed Damietta of its value as a port.

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  • With the fall of water there is an increase in the specific gravity, which in 1850 was 1.17, and in September 1901 was I 179; in 1850 the proportion of solids by weight was 22.282%, in September 1901 it was 25.221; at the earlier of these dates the solids in a litre of water weighed 260.69 grams, at the latter date 302'122 grams. The exact cause of this cyclic variation is unknown: the low level of 1906 is usually regarded as the result of extensive irrigation and ploughing in the surrounding country, which have robbed the lake, in part, of its normal supply of water.

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  • 70, robbed them of the place and nation which alone compensated them for the inconveniences of their nominal allegiance.

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  • Owing to excesses committed by private traders and companies, who robbed, massacred and hideously abused the native Indians, the trade and regulation of the Russian possessions were in 1799 confided to a semi-official corporation called the Russian-American Company for a term of twenty years, afterwards twice renewed for similar periods.

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  • Their preservation was due to the enlightened energy of the principal at the time of the Reformation, who armed his folk to save the building from the barons of the Mearns after they had robbed St Machar's of its bells and lead.

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  • John surrounded himself with evil counsellors, Simon de Buci, Robert de Lorris, Nicolas Braque, men of low origin who robbed the treasury and oppressed the people, while the king gave himself up to tournaments and festivities.

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  • They were afterwards robbed of the island by Leon Vetrano, a famous Genoese corsair; but he was soon defeated and put to death, and the senate, to secure their position, granted fiefs in Corfu to ten noble families in order that they might colonize it (1206).

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  • After Cairo and Alexandria, Damietta was for centuries the largest town in Egypt, but the silting up of the entrance to the harbour, the rise of Port Said, and the remarkable development of Alexandria have robbed Damietta of its value as a port.

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  • The corn-growers and the revenue collectors were ruined by exorbitant imposts or by the iniquitous cancelling of contracts; temples and private houses were robbed of their works of art; and the rights of Roman citizens were disregarded.

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  • He afterwards brought an action against Proxenus on the ground that he had robbed him of some money and plate.

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  • as they had robbed her of Cyprus in 570, still further crippled her resources.

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  • A rebellion among his nobles robbed him of his native kingdom, and while marching to recover it his troops deserted him, and he lost Samarkand also.

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  • He was not remarkable at school for application to his studies, though his wonderful memory enabled him to make good progress in them; he frequently played truant and was whipped for it, robbed orchards, and indulged in other questionable schoolboy freaks; nor did he always come out of his scrapes with honour and a character for truthfulness.

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  • But in the midst of the parliament the death of the Black Prince robbed the commons of their strongest support.

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  • Thus that harmony of separate doctrines which contributes to the impressive simplicity of the Stoic physics is only attained at the cost of offending healthy common sense, for Body itself is robbed of a characteristic attribute.

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  • A war broke out between the Calydonians and Curetes (led by Althaea's brothers) about the disposal of the head and skin, which Meleager awarded as a prize to Atalanta, who had inflicted the first wound; the brothers of Althaea lay in wait for Atalanta and robbed her of the spoils, but were slain by Meleager.

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  • The optimates resented the extraordinary powers that had been conferred upon him; Lucullus and Crassus considered that they had been robbed by him of the honour of concluding the war against Mithradates.

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

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  • were robbed.

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  • On their way they were robbed by one of their servants, and it was only by borrowing ten crowns from their other servant that they were enabled to get to Strassburg, and thence to Basel.

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  • Her ideal was a narrow and unworthy one, and was pursued with a calculating selfishness and a total disregard for the rights of others, which robbed it of the moral worth it might otherwise have possessed.

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  • count on the assistance of its old allies, Arcadia and Messenia, since the latter had been crushed and robbed of its independence and the former had acknowledged Spartan supremacy.

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  • All vitality had been sapped from the old order of nobles, reduced in prestige by the savonnette a vilains (office purchased to ennoble the holder), enervated by court life, and so robbed of its roots in the soil, from which it had once drawn its strength, that it could no longer live save as a ruinous parasite on the central monarchy.

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  • His fate was shared by his successor, a British naval officer, Lieutenant Molyneux (1847), whose party was attacked and robbed by Bedouins.

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  • Then the word which means "fetched" is confused with the word which means "bored," and gains the sense of "robbed."

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

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  • The last time I did it, I robbed him of a few prisoners he didn't want to lose.

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  • The weight of those secrets robbed her of her appetite and made her feel tired again, even after a full night of rest.

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  • She understood his hatred for Memon, the man who had robbed him of more than his sight.

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  • The icy water robbed her of breath and she came up sputtering and treading water.

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  • abide, being a law abiding citizen you get robbed £ 60 just for going slightly over the speed limit.

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  • bailiff of the town in 1427, and is described as such in April 1428 when his house was robbed.

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  • bowstrings required for such heavy draw weights robbed energy from the bolt.

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  • Cambridge Building Society, in Bridge Street, was robbed at 1.30pm on Monday by a man who told cashiers he had a gun.

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  • Police have released a CCTV picture of a man who robbed a supermarket cashier.

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  • The hollow near the center is probably the site of a robbed burial cist.

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  • As long as you're sensible and cautious you shouldn't get robbed; just do n't dawdle when you take your nightly strolls.

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  • A shadow appears in the bedroom of a grand duchess (Joyce Carey ), who is robbed of her $ 50,000 necklace.

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  • The original excavators had considered that approximately 40% of the graves had been robbed.

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  • The lightning conclusion of the Western campaign, however, robbed the Moscow overlords of their hope of an early flagging of German power.

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  • greensand stone The site has been heavily robbed, possibly to help build the nearby medieval St. Johnâs Abbey.

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  • At about half past midnight on the morning of Friday 23 April a 68 year old man robbed by two young men.

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  • midnight on the morning of Friday 23 April a 68 year old man robbed by two young men.

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  • personage robbed is more thoroughly convinced, every day, of the necessity of reclaiming her letter.

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  • petrifyan said he was robbed and threatened in Halifax on July 26 but was too petrified to speak out further about his ordeal.

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  • On 13th February, 1866, the gang robbed a bank at Liberty, Missouri.

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  • robbed graves.

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  • robbed travelers who lodged under their roof.

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  • robbed at knifepoint as he was sitting in his car at traffic lights in Coventry yesterday.

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  • robbed at gunpoint in the late ' 90s.

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  • robbed blind as we saw public services sold off and services cut.

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  • Unfortunately foot and mouth disease has brought this season to a premature close and cruelly robbed me of this opportunity.

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  • Interestingly, it was left remarkably intact, whilst the other locos in the line were heavily robbed of spares.

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  • Then again robbed by a dubious penalty at Highbury Pompey played out a 1-1 draw with the mighty Arsenal.

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  • robbed off their neighbors.

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  • robbed of a penalty but he missed some sitters.

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  • robbed of stone to build towns and private dwellings.

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  • At about half past midnight on the morning of Friday 23 April a 68 year old man robbed by two young men.

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  • A narrowly missed roquet robbed him of his second TP in successive games.

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  • Robbed of threats from America the Iranian theocracy would struggle to maintain enough popular support to survive.

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  • The corn-growers and the revenue collectors were ruined by exorbitant imposts or by the iniquitous cancelling of contracts; temples and private houses were robbed of their works of art; and the rights of Roman citizens were disregarded.

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  • He afterwards brought an action against Proxenus on the ground that he had robbed him of some money and plate.

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  • as they had robbed her of Cyprus in 570, still further crippled her resources.

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  • A rebellion among his nobles robbed him of his native kingdom, and while marching to recover it his troops deserted him, and he lost Samarkand also.

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  • The so-called " long-and-short-haul clause," which forbade a greater charge for a long than for a short haul over the same line, if circumstances were substantially similar, was also robbed of all its vitality by court decision.

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  • After hard fighting the procurator, whose cruelty provoked the attack, captured the Temple and robbed the treasury.

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  • Some of the rebels intercepted a slave of the emperor on the high-road near the city and robbed him of his possessions.

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  • When Felix was recalled by Nero in 60 the nation was divided against itself, the Gentiles within its gates were watching for their opportunity, and the chief priests robbed the lower priests with a high hand.

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  • The conversion of Lithuania deprived the Order of its mission: the union of Lithuania to Poland robbed it of the security which it enjoyed while they were disunited, and gave new strength to Poland, a constant enemy to the Order which had deprived it of any outlet on the Baltic. Internally, too, the Order suffered.

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  • Already it had been robbed of many of its works of art, among them the Athena Promachos and the Parthenos of Pheidias, for the adornment of Constantinople, and further spoliation took place when the church of St Sophia was built in A.D.

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  • In 1589 mutinies of troops took place all over the empire, and in the two following years there were several risings of the Janissaries at Constantinople, the pretext being everywhere that the soldiers were being robbed of their pay.

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  • The recalcitrant clergy refused to obey an act passed solely by the secular authority (convocation not having been consulted) or to acknowledge the jurisdiction of a court which had been robbed of its "spiritual" character.

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  • Tartalea, thus robbed of his most cherished possession, was in despair.

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  • There were a few small reverses, of which De la Rey's successful rush upon Paris's column and capture of Lord Methuen was the most important, but when some initial mistakes in the composition of the driving lines, which robbed the earlier drives of part of their effect, were made good, the system worked like a machine.

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  • They therefore spoiled the religious houses and robbed the monastery coffers in order to have means wherewith to rebuild it.

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  • Onesimus, a slave, had robbed (vv.

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  • With him expired the office, which had already been robbed of its privileges by a decree of the emperors Honorius and Theodosius II.

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  • But in the midst of the parliament the death of the Black Prince robbed the commons of their strongest support.

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  • A war broke out between the Calydonians and Curetes (led by Althaea's brothers) about the disposal of the head and skin, which Meleager awarded as a prize to Atalanta, who had inflicted the first wound; the brothers of Althaea lay in wait for Atalanta and robbed her of the spoils, but were slain by Meleager.

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  • Incensed by the debasing of the coinage, which robbed them of part of their pay, they invaded the Divan clamouring for the heads of the sultan's favourite, the beylerbey of Rumelia, and of the defterdar (finance minister), which were thrown to them (April 3, 1589).

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  • de Vuarrens (which is said to be the correct spelling of the name) was an unfortunate husband, and was deserted and robbed by his wife.

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  • corner of the platform, an uncompleted building of Esarhaddon (681-668 B.C.), who robbed the North-West and Central palaces, effacing the inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser, to obtain material for his construction; (d) the smaller West palace, between the South-West and the NorthWest palaces, a construction of Hadad-nirari or Adadnirari III.

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  • 179), he was robbed of his property and came to Athens, where he studied possibly under Zeno, certainly under Cleanthes.

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  • The criminal laws were of extreme severity, even petty theft being punished by the thief being enslaved to the person he had robbed, while to steal a tobacco pouch or twenty ears of corn was death; he who pilfered in the market was then and there beaten to death, and he who insulted Xipe, the god of the goldand silversmiths, by stealing his precious metal, was skinned alive and sacrificed to the offended deity.

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  • For the extremely exiguous proportions of some chasubles actually in use, which have been robbed of all the beauty of form they ever possessed, less respectable motives have sometimes been responsible, viz.

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  • They suppressed the chimeras which went with belief in a complete survival after death, chimeras which were homicidal at the time, in so far as they robbed man of the true notion of death and led him to multiply murders."

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  • primal man free; the latter had already been robbed of part of his light by the darkness, and the five dark elements had already mingled themselves with the generations of light.

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  • In 1841 the ancient church of the Holy Sepulchre at Cambridge was robbed of most of its interest by a calamitous " restoration " carried out under the superintendence and partly at the charge of the Camden Society.

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  • James Everett, Samuel Dunn and William Griffith were expelled from the ministry, and an agitation began which robbed Wesleyan Methodism of ioo,000 members.

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  • For the rest there are the tombs of many kings in the Biban el Moluk and a good deal of comparatively petty construction and tinkering, with the help of stone robbed from older structures.

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  • Austria, shorn of her fairest provinces, robbed of her oversea commerce, bankrupt and surrounded on all sides by the territories of the French emperor and his allies, seemed to exist only on sufferance, and had ceased to have any effective authority in Germanynow absolutely in the power of Napoleon, who proved this in 1810 by annexing the whole of the northern coast as far as the Elbe to his empire.

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  • At this time the Theban necropolis was being more systematically robbed than ever before.

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  • were robbed.

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  • Unamfin was robbed on the voyage, the prince of Byblus rebuffed him, and when at last the latter agreed to provide the timber it was only in exchange for substantial gifts hastily sent for from Egypt (including rolls of papyrus) and the promise of more to follow.

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  • The rule prohibiting them, except in rare cases, from describing the achievements of the different units, who were thus robbed of the glory to which they were entitled, had most unfortunate results.

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  • In 1522 the bishop of Carlisle complained to Cardinal Wolsey, then archbishop of York, that the English thieves committed more thefts than "all the Scots of Scotland," the men of Hexham being worst of all, and appearing loo strong at the markets held in Hexham, so that the men whom they had robbed dared not complain or "say one word to them."

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  • On the other hand, the climates of the east are dry, because the surface is lower and more level; and the breezes borne thither from the west, being robbed of most of their superabundant moisture in crossing the western hills, are drier and precipitate a greatly diminished rainfall.

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  • The most brilliant episode of the battle was the entire defeat of the French cavalry by the British infantry (with whom there were some Hanoverian troops); but Minden, though it is one of the brightest days in the history of the British army, has its dark side also, for the British cavalry commander Lord George Sackville (see Sackville, Viscount) refused to obey the order to advance, several times sent by Duke Ferdinand, and thereby robbed the victory of the decisive results which were to be expected from the success of the infantry.

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  • In 1621 the Spanish invasion and persecution of the Protestants robbed him of all he possessed, and drove him into Poland.

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  • The ordinamenti della giustizia of that year robbed the nobility of all political power.

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  • The intervention of the powers, culminating in the shattering of the Egyptian fleet at Navarino (q.v.), robbed him of his reward so far as Greece was concerned; the failure of his arms in face of this intervention gave Sultan Mahmud the excuse he desired for withholding the rest of the stipulated price of his assistance.

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  • In the realm of art the "middle ages" had already set in before Constantine robbed the arch of Titus to decorate his own, and before those museums of antiquity, the temples, were plundered by Christian mobs.

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  • Thereby their money and influence would be lost to the Church, and their souls robbed of the priceless benefit of priestly absolution.

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  • 415): "Bread and meat would have robbed the ascetic of many an angel's visit: the opening of the refectory door must many a time have closed the gates of heaven to his gaze."

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  • Whilst they remain with her she is peculiarly vicious and aggressive, defending them with the greatest courage and energy, and when robbed of them is terrible in her rage; but she has been known to desert them when pressed, and even to eat them when starved.

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  • But the results of the saner researches of Randall Maclver, announced first at the South Africa meeting of the British Association (1905) and later communicated to the Royal Geographical Society, have robbed these structures of much of their glamour; from being the centres of Phoenician and Hebrew industry they have sunk to be mere magnified kraals, not more than three or four hundred years old.

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  • In this pontificate Rome was ravaged, and the churches of St Peter and St Paul robbed, by Saracens (August 846).

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  • He was not remarkable at school for application to his studies, though his wonderful memory enabled him to make good progress in them; he frequently played truant and was whipped for it, robbed orchards, and indulged in other questionable schoolboy freaks; nor did he always come out of his scrapes with honour and a character for truthfulness.

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  • Thus that harmony of separate doctrines which contributes to the impressive simplicity of the Stoic physics is only attained at the cost of offending healthy common sense, for Body itself is robbed of a characteristic attribute.

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  • The affair dragged on from 1713 to 1716, when the examination of the Solov'evs' books, and the subsequent application of torture, revealed the fact that the Solov'evs had systematically robbed the Treasury of 675,000 roubles (1 rouble then = 5s.) and had accumulated a fortune of half a million.

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  • With the fall of water there is an increase in the specific gravity, which in 1850 was 1.17, and in September 1901 was I 179; in 1850 the proportion of solids by weight was 22.282%, in September 1901 it was 25.221; at the earlier of these dates the solids in a litre of water weighed 260.69 grams, at the latter date 302'122 grams. The exact cause of this cyclic variation is unknown: the low level of 1906 is usually regarded as the result of extensive irrigation and ploughing in the surrounding country, which have robbed the lake, in part, of its normal supply of water.

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  • 70, robbed them of the place and nation which alone compensated them for the inconveniences of their nominal allegiance.

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  • The process by which the "gentiles" have been robbed of their legitimate history was the inevitable result of a religion whose sacred books make them lay figures for the history of the Jews.

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  • Owing to excesses committed by private traders and companies, who robbed, massacred and hideously abused the native Indians, the trade and regulation of the Russian possessions were in 1799 confided to a semi-official corporation called the Russian-American Company for a term of twenty years, afterwards twice renewed for similar periods.

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  • back the coloured ribbon of the spectrum upon itself, but just where this is done all its light will be robbed to maintain the absorbing system in vibration.

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  • Their preservation was due to the enlightened energy of the principal at the time of the Reformation, who armed his folk to save the building from the barons of the Mearns after they had robbed St Machar's of its bells and lead.

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  • The optimates resented the extraordinary powers that had been conferred upon him; Lucullus and Crassus considered that they had been robbed by him of the honour of concluding the war against Mithradates.

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  • John surrounded himself with evil counsellors, Simon de Buci, Robert de Lorris, Nicolas Braque, men of low origin who robbed the treasury and oppressed the people, while the king gave himself up to tournaments and festivities.

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  • The church was to be robbed of its wealth, its power and its privileges, and the papal jurisdiction was to be abolished.

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  • The helpless natives were oppressed and robbed by the company and its servants in every possible way.

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  • Many beautiful statues, belonging to good periods of Greek and Roman art, decorated the fora, streets and public buildings of the city, but conflagrations and the vandalism of the Latin and Ottoman conquerors of Constantinople have robbed the world of those treasures.

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  • On their way they were robbed by one of their servants, and it was only by borrowing ten crowns from their other servant that they were enabled to get to Strassburg, and thence to Basel.

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  • Her ideal was a narrow and unworthy one, and was pursued with a calculating selfishness and a total disregard for the rights of others, which robbed it of the moral worth it might otherwise have possessed.

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  • count on the assistance of its old allies, Arcadia and Messenia, since the latter had been crushed and robbed of its independence and the former had acknowledged Spartan supremacy.

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  • All vitality had been sapped from the old order of nobles, reduced in prestige by the savonnette a vilains (office purchased to ennoble the holder), enervated by court life, and so robbed of its roots in the soil, from which it had once drawn its strength, that it could no longer live save as a ruinous parasite on the central monarchy.

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  • His fate was shared by his successor, a British naval officer, Lieutenant Molyneux (1847), whose party was attacked and robbed by Bedouins.

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  • Then the word which means "fetched" is confused with the word which means "bored," and gains the sense of "robbed."

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  • The theaters set up in the Kremlin and in Posnyakov's house were closed again at once because the actors and actresses were robbed.

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  • On 13th February, 1866, the gang robbed a bank at Liberty, Missouri.

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  • There were too many puzzling features like the robbed graves.

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  • The two sisters were witches, and in the form of cats robbed travelers who lodged under their roof.

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  • A man was robbed at knifepoint as he was sitting in his car at traffic lights in Coventry yesterday.

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  • Yes, this is where birders were being robbed at gunpoint in the late ' 90s.

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  • The Country was robbed blind as we saw public services sold off and services cut.

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  • Unfortunately foot and mouth disease has brought this season to a premature close and cruelly robbed me of this opportunity.

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  • Interestingly, it was left remarkably intact, whilst the other locos in the line were heavily robbed of spares.

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  • Then again robbed by a dubious penalty at Highbury Pompey played out a 1-1 draw with the mighty Arsenal.

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  • The people who buy this stuff know its being robbed off their neighbors.

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  • Keane 7.5 - grabbed a goal and was robbed of a penalty but he missed some sitters.

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  • Those considered of less importance were robbed of stone to build towns and private dwellings.

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  • A narrowly missed roquet robbed him of his second TP in successive games.

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  • Robbed of threats from America the Iranian theocracy would struggle to maintain enough popular support to survive.

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  • They made headlines in 2005 when they were awoken by a gunman who robbed them at their Hawaii home.

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  • Willie Aames, former 80s TV star, was robbed at gunpoint on January 7, 2008.

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  • Willie Aames and his son, Christopher, were robbed at gunpoint in Los Angeles on January 7, 2008.

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  • Well, at least there was video of the person that robbed Hilton's abode, described as wearing gloves and a hooded sweatshirt.

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  • Not to mention the fact that not too long ago, Paris' sister Nicky's home was robbed to the tune of about $100,000 in jewelry, amongst other items.

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  • It was alleged that Simpson and his gang had robbed the place at gunpoint, which Simpson denied.

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  • Jon Gosselin, who split from his wife Kate in 2009, claimed that his new girlfriend Hailey Glassman looted and robbed his apartment later that year.

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  • You don't have to search very hard to find more celebrities who have been robbed, or who have committed burglary themselves.

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  • Chi Chi Rodriguez - The 74-year-old golfer was robbed in his home in 2010.

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  • Kal Penn - Kal Penn, who starred in House M.D., was robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C. in 2010.

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  • Aubrey O'Day - The singer was robbed while walking in a Los Angeles alley in 2009, in broad daylight.

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  • Joshua Tell Warner - Warner briefly appeared on the reality show Deadliest Catch in 2009, and viewers recognized him as the burglar who had previously robbed three Oregon banks.

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  • A really mean witch has turned Dreamland into a painting and robbed Kirby of his limbs.

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  • The person that gets winked at says "I've been robbed."

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  • By the same token, his fire can be extinguished if he's robbed of his natural need for freedom and being center stage.

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  • While requiring all students to wear the same clothing can be perceived to have positive effects, the downside is that students are robbed of their freedom to express themselves through their choice of clothing.

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  • Could you create an accurate list of everything that had been in your living room if your home were robbed or damaged in a fire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or other disaster?

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  • Chances are good that there are more items in your dining room than you would be able to call to mind if your home were severely damaged, destroyed or robbed.

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  • While it's fine to keep electronic and print copies of the completed form at home, it's important to realize that you'll likely only need the document if your home suffers serious damage, is destroyed or robbed.

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  • Their connection remained friendly until the latter was robbed and shot five times at the Quad Recording Studios in New York City.

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  • While sites like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite can be fun to share location with friends, they can let not-so-good people know where you are not, potentially opening you up to be robbed or worse.

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