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His severity has remained legendary.
More than eight or ten years rarely pass without tornadoes or hurricanes of local severity at least.
He exhibited severity and injustice when dealing with pagans and heretics.
Their servility awakened the bitterest contempt of their conquerors and forms the best excuse for the unparalleled severity of the French yoke.
The duel between Pierre and Dolokhov was hushed up and, in spite of the Emperor's severity regarding duels at that time, neither the principals nor their seconds suffered for it.Advertisement
The drug has naturally always been liable to great adulteration in spite of penalties, the severity of which suggests the surviving tradition of its sacred character.
In prison he was chained and treated with great severity.
At Hirado the ceramists affected a lighter and more delicatetone than that of the Chinese, and, in order to obtain it, subjected the choice pigment of the Middle Kingdom to refining processes of great severity.
A reaction against the extreme severity of the king's courts became apparent at this date.
Cyprian, although inspired by lofty notions of the prerogatives of the church, and inclined to severity of opinion towards heretics, and especially heretical dissentients from the belief in the divine authorship of the episcopal order and the unity of Christendom, was leniently disposed towards those who had temporarily fallen from the faith.Advertisement
In 1813 the ruthless severity of the governor-general, Haji Osman, who obtained the co-operation of the Christians, broke the power of the janissaries; but after Osman had fallen a victim.
He determined to treat prisoners captured from submarines, in view of their breaches of the laws of war, with more severity than ordinary prisoners; but the Germans retaliated harshly on the most noteworthy English prisoners in their hands, and Mr. Balfour, on succeeding Mr. Churchill, gave up this discrimination.
Owing to its high altitude, north-western Mongolia is very cold, and the severity of the winter is intensified by the prevalence of cold but dry north-western winds.
Taking advantage of the absence of Flaccus at Chalcedon and the discontent aroused by his avarice and severity, Fimbria stirred up a revolt and slew Flaccus at Nicomedia.
Subsequently Alexander was alienated from him owing to the intrigues of the count's enemies, who hated him for his severity and regarded him as a dangerous reactionary.Advertisement
The German college, for the children of poor nobles, was founded in 1552; and in the same year Ignatius firmly settled the discipline of the Society by putting down, with promptness and severity, some attempts at independent action on the part of Rodriguez at Coimbra - this being the occasion of the famous letter on obedience; while 1553 saw the despatch of a mission to Abyssinia with one of the fathers as patriarch, and the first rift within the lute when the pope thought that the Spanish Jesuits were taking part with the emperor against the Holy See.
It is clear, from the extreme variations in the severity of the illness, that the resisting power of individuals varies greatly.
A domesticated animal or a cultivated plant need not necessarily be acclimatized; that is, it need not be capable of enduring the severity of the seasons without protection.
The severity of this law was ascribed to efforts of the liquor interests to render it objectionabie.
Though she deprecated excess of ascetic severity in others, she scourged herself habitually, and wore a peculiarly painful haircloth.Advertisement
She wondered if she'd freak everyone out with a few Hello Kitty posters to take away the severity of the rooms.
For the next ten years Baldwin ruled his principality with success, if not without severity.
The acts imposing fines for recusancy, repealed in 1650, were later executed with great severity.
The rash attempt of Murat in the autumn of 1815, which led to his death at Pizzo in Calabria, enabled the Bourbon dynasty to crush malcontents with all the greater severity.
The constant stream of petitions to Rome opened the eyes of the pope to the effects of Torquemada's severity.Advertisement
It has an extraordinary power over the pain of acute gout; it lessens the severity and frequency of the attacks when given continuously between them, and it markedly controls such symptoms of gout as eczema, bronchitis and neuritis, whilst it is entirely inoperative against these conditions when they are not of gouty origin.
The severity of the crisis produced a remedy, in the form of a patriotic rising of the masses under the leadership of a butcher called Minin and a Prince Pozharski.
On arriving in Moscow he found that the mutiny had been suppressed and the ringleaders punished, but he considered it necessary to reopen the investigation and act with exemplary severity.
In France, blasphemy (which included, also, speaking against the Holy Virgin and the saints, denying one's faith, or speaking with impiety of holy things) was from very early times punished with great severity.
Whatever question may be possible as to the force or character of Pharisaism in the time of Christ, there can be no doubt that it became both all-pervading and ennobling among the successors of Aqiba (q.v.), himself one of the martyrs to Hadrian's severity.
The mountainous country, ill-suited for agricultural purposes, was well adapted for these hardy warriors,whose training was Spartan in its simplicity and severity.
The severity with which the land was treated may pass for a gentle reprisal if the Moabites of that day were not more humane than their descendants in the days of King Mesha.
The court of Vienna had treated the Silesian Protestants with tyrannical severity, in direct contravention of the treaty of Osnabruck, of which Sweden was one of the guarantors; and Charles demanded summary and complete restitution so dictatorially that the emperor prepared for war.
But the unusual severity of the winters of 1887, 1894 and 1899 (the report of the Twelfth Census which gives the figures for this year being therefore misleading) destroyed three-fourths of the orange trees, and caused an increased attention to stockraising, and to various agricultural products.
The people, who felt the severity of his laws, at the same time acknowledged their justice, and found themselves protected from the rapacity of their superiors.
But in spite of the severity with which the resolution was enforced, the resistance to iconoclasm continued, chiefly owing to the attitude of the monks, who exercised great influence over the common people.
The new grand vizier, Cicala, by his severity to the soldiers, mainly Asiatics, who had shown cowardice in the battle, drove thousands to desert; and the sultan, who had himself little stomach for the perils of campaigning, returned to Constantinople, leaving the conduct of the war to his generals.
This continued until the new sultan had acquired age and experience; but, nine years after his accession, he successfully crushed the military rebels, and thereafter ruled with a severity amounting to bloodthirsty cruelty.
The fleet was restored, and recaptured Lemnos and other islands which had passed into the hands of the Venetians; the revolts caused by Kuprili's severity were put down, and tranquillity was reestablished in Transylvania.
Turkey's severity in repressing the Bulgarian insurrection had raised up in England a storm of public opinion against her, of which the Liberal opposition had taken the fullest advantage; moreover the suspension of payments on the Ottoman debt had dealt Turkey's popularity a blow from which it had never recovered.
The repression of these revolts in the Sassun district in the autumn of 1894 was effected under circumstances of great severity by Turkish troops and Kurdish irregulars.
The interior of Greenland contains both summer and winter a pole of cold, situated in the opposite longitude to that of Siberia, with which it is well able to compete in extreme severity.
We may form some idea of the extent and the severity of their incursions from the fact that at the beginning of the reign of Valdemar the whole of the Danish eastern coast lay wasted and depopulated.
In 1890 a feeling of considerable irritation had grown up among the Uitlanders at the various monopolies, but particularly at the dynamite monopoly, which pressed solely and with peculiar severity upon gold miners.
The reactions of the tissues vary in degrees according to the nature and severity of the injury.
He put an end to the division which had arisen between the spiritual leaders of Palestinian Judaism by the separation of the scribes into the two schools called respectively after Hillel and Shammai, and took care to enforce his own authority as the president of the chief legal assembly of Judaism with energy and often with severity.
This report, the proposal that he made (August 27, 1795) to lessen the severity of the revolutionary laws, and the eulogies he received from several Paris sections suspected of disloyalty to the republic, resulted in his being obliged to justify himself (October 1 5, 1 795).
In 762 there was a rebellion in favour of a descendant of 'Ali, but it was put down with great severity by the army of the caliph Mansur.
Had the simplicity and religious severity of the first four caliphs continued in their successors, the fate of poetry would have been hard.
Perhaps even this degree of severity might have been held by the Prussian authorities to be unnecessary, had Ewald been less exasperating in his language.
He thought his poetry too imitative, detecting not only the truthful severity of Crabbe, but a "slight bravura dash of the fair tuneful Hemans."
At the outbreak of the revolution of 1820 the king called him to his councils, and when the constitution had been granted Colletta was sent to put down the separatist rising in Sicily, which he did with great severity.
As lieutenantgeneral in Roussillon in 1475 he protected the countryside against the wrath of the king, who wished to repress with cruel severity a rebellion of the inhabitants.
The outbreak was preceded byan earthquake of some severity, after which about 20 explosions took place.
The affair of the Placards in 1534 irritated him beyond measure, and determined him to adopt a policy of severity.
A little later (January 1657) he suppressed with ruthless severity a rising of the spahis; a certain Sheik Salim, leader of the fanatical mob of the capital, was drowned in the Bosporus; and the Greek Patriarch, who had written to the voivode of Wallachia to announce the approaching downfall of Islam, was hanged.
The severity of his father's manner was ill-calculated to encourage the first efforts of one so sensitive; but fortunately, at the age of eleven, he became the pupil of his brother Nicolas.
He thirsted for no senator's blood, and used severity against the delatores alone.
It shows a fine combination of mildness with severity; the language is simple but powerful, and, while there is undoubtedly a lack of original ideas, the author shows remarkable skill in weaving together pregnant sentences and impressive warnings selected from the apostolic epistles and the first Epistle of Clement.
When he had to move large forces he was greatly superior to them as an organizer and strategist, and he never disgraced his successes by cruelty or needless severity.
He suppressed the Republican risings with as much severity as he did the military pronunciamientos of Generals Concha and Diego de Leon.
In 1833 a conspiracy of the Giovane Italia Society, organized by Mazzini, was discovered, and a number of its members punished with ruthless severity.
A mutiny broke out amongst the troops, disheartened by failure and exasperated by his severity, and Perdiccas was assassinated by some of his officers (321).
Cleveland had written a letter for publication before he became president, saying that a financial crisis of great severity must result if this coinage were continued, and expressing the hope that Congress would speedily put an end to it.
The number of holdings of one acre and upwards in size rose from 33,332 in 1886 to 58,904 in 1896, and 72,338 in 1906; but the area held in estates of 5000 acres and upwards remains very large and has diminished but slowly despite the severity of the graduated land-tax.
The fighting was of the utmost severity, and continued through the 22nd; and although the stormers captured the two forts they were absolutely unable to make any further progress under the fire of the permanent forts Erh-Lung and Chi-Kuan on either side of, and the Wan-tai fort behind, Pan-Lung.
On the 22nd of March 1869 he delivered a very powerful speech against the second reading of the bill, and during its later stages exercised a considerable influence in modifying the severity of its provisions.
Rebellions in Java (1629) and the Moluccas (1650) were suppressed with great severity, but in 1662 the company suffered a heavy reverse in Formosa, all its colonists being expelled from the island.
He continued to show the same zeal and severity as before, and with so much success that Lord Clarendon, writing in his praise, expressed the opinion that "if Bancroft had lived, he would quickly have extinguished all that fire in England which had been kindled at Geneva."
The period of his rule was marked by internal feuds and disturbances, which he put down with severity.
Against the severity of his measures the powerful Ghilzai tribe revolted, and were crushed by the end of 1887.
Abdur Rahman left on those who met him in India the impression of a clear-headed man of action, with great self-reliance and hardihood, not without indications of the implacable severity that too often marked his administration.
From 1785 to 1787 he was governor of Massachusetts, suppressing with much vigour Shays' Rebellion, and failing to be re-elected largely because it was believed that he would punish the insurrectionists with more severity than would his competitor, John Hancock.
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.
Santa Anna attempted to reduce it, showing great severity, but was eventually defeated and captured by Houston at the battle of San Jacinto, and compelled to sign a treaty recognizing Texan independence, which was disavowed on his return to Mexico.
Occasionally the Church gave trouble - the presence of foreign priests was complained of; attempts to evade the law prohibiting conventual life were detected and foiled (1891, 1894); and there were Indian risings, repressed sometimes with great severity, among the Mayas of Yucatan, whose last stronghold was taken in 1891, and the Yaquis of Sonora (1899-1900).
In his casuistical works he was a diligent compiler, whose avowed design was to take a middle course between the two current extremes of severity and laxity.
Severity, on the other hand, seemed to him not only inexpedient, but positively wrong.
Though less famous than his contemporaries Zolkiehwski and Chodkiewicz, Koniecpolski was fully their equal as a general, and his inexorable severity made him an ideal lord-marcher.
Campbell'S Poetry, In Spite Of A Certain Lack Of Compression, Is Full Of Dramatic Vigour; Roberts Has Put Some Of His Best Work Into Sonnets And Short Lyrics, While Carman Has Been Very Tsuccessful With The Ballad, The Untrammelled Swing And Sweep Of Which He Has Finely Caught; The Simplicity And Severity Of Cameron'S Style Won The Commendation Of Even So Exacting A Critic As Matthew Arnold.
Threatened with the desertion of his barons he drove all whom he suspected to desperation by his terrible severity towards the Braose family (1210); and by his continued misgovernment irrevocably estranged the lower classes.
Mayotte was devastated in 1898 by a cyclone of great severity.
These tendencies had been fostered by his tutor Zhukovsky, the amiable humanitarian poet, who had made the Russian public acquainted with the literature of the German romantic school, and they remained with him all through life, though they did not prevent him from being severe in his official position when he believed severity to be necessary.
About 1838 a speculative mania for the cultivation of silk developed itself with remarkable severity in the United States.
The insects appeared quickly to revert to natural conditions; the moths brought out in open air were strongly marked, lively and active, and eggs left on the trees stood the severity of the winter well, and hatched out successfully in the following season.
It was regarded as doubtful whether his health could withstand the severity of English winters, and the delicacy of his physique and the languor of his manner helped to create the impression that, however great his intellectual powers might be, he had neither the bodily strength nor the energy of character requisite for a political career.
His conduct in this dispute, though its severity may have been open to criticism,' indicates a very definite conception on his part of his authority over the universal Church.
This plan, which was first adopted by St Bruno and his twelve companions at the original institution at Chartreux, near Grenoble, was maintained in all the Carthusian establishments throughout Europe, even after the ascetic severity of the order had been to some extent relaxed, and the primitive simplicity of their buildings had been exchanged for the magnificence of decoration which characterizes such foundations as the Certosas of Pavia and Florence.
In cases which recover the convulsions diminish in severity, leaving the patient exhausted.
Soon afterward the garrison killed Pierria (probably because of the severity of his discipline), and put to sea in an insufficiently equipped vessel, from which, after much suffering, they were rescued by an English ship, and taken to England.
His rule, though popular, was characterized by great severity, as may be inferred from the story of the monk Justus, who was denied Christian burial because he had secreted a small sum of money.
He showed also great severity in the prosecution of the Roman Catholic priests, and favoured the Anabaptists and the extreme Puritan sects to the disadvantage of the moderate Presbyterians, exciting great and general discontent, a petition being finally sent in for his recall.
Thunderstorms are frequent and occasionally very severe, between May and September; the annual average of thunderstorms for the decennium1888-1897was 505, the greatest frequency was in May (average 100.3) and in June (average 90.7); the severity of these storms may be imagined from the fact that in a half-hour between 5 and 6 p.m.
In 1438 he was driven with the duchess out of Bruges by the revolted citizens, a revolt which he repressed with great severity.
The laws were put into force with great severity.
It was applied with great severity.
At the close of the 19th century both states of the Dual Monarchy were visited by political crises of some severity.
Throughout the whole of the argument there is strong commonsense and a stern severity unrelieved by conscious humour.
Xerxes, 486467 B.C., who put down the revolt with severity, and his successor Artaxerxes, 466425 B.C., like Cambyses, were hateful to the Egyptians.
Severity and extreme lenity were strangely mingled in the treatment he received.
The king had not, even in his own mind, any family tie to restrain him from exercising just severity, for he had never believed Monmouth to be the son of any one but Robert Sidney.
This failing, he ejected suspected prelates, and occasionally persecuted them, though with far less severity than that applied to the heretics of a deeper dye, such as Montanists or even Arians.
When bribes and threats failed, the sheikh was thrown into chains and treated with great severity, but it was the pasha who finally yielded, and `Abbasi was recalled to honours and rich rewards.
Irving's severity as a teacher had offended some of the parents, who set up Carlyle to be his rival.
Catholics were equally or more severely persecuted; and though the Borderers were brought into tranquillity, it was by measures of indiscriminate severity.
The severity of the doctrine of self-renunciation is softened by the affectionate tone in which it is inculcated.
The severity of the forest laws which prevailed during t he Norman period is sufficient evidence of the sporting ardour of William and his successors.
It may be that if this document had come down to us in its entirety, we should have gathered from it an exaggerated idea of the severity of our Lord's character.
The denunciations in the prophetical writings of gross injustice, oppression and maladministration seem to presuppose definite laws, which either were ignored or which fell with severity upon the poor and unfortunate.
Whenever this occupation took place, Ptolemy became master of Palestine in 312 B.C., and though, as Josephus complains, he may have disgraced his title, Soler, by momentary severity at the outset, later he created in the minds of the Jews the impression that in Palestine or in Egypt he was - in deed as well as in name - their preserver.
But the severity of the treatment would tear the material asunder if rearrangement of the particles were not obtained by frequent annealing (q.v.).
In 1598 an insurrection, headed by the philosopher Tommaso Campanella, broke out in Calabria, and was crushed with great severity.
An outbreak of cholera in 1837 led to disorders in Sicily, which, having assumed a political character, were repressed by Del Caretto with great severity.
The extreme severity of his rule repelled the Bohemians, whom he vainly strove to wean from their national customs and pagan rites.
Some relaxation of the disastrous severity seemed desirable, and out of this grew the second great system, which was presently introduced at Auburn and afterwards at the no less renowned prison of Sing Sing.
The verdict given was in the main satisfactory; but doubts were expressed as to the severity of the discipline inflicted, the principal features of which were moderate labour, ample diet and substantial gratuities.
Tired of the excesses committed by these Turks, the people of Bagdad beat or killed as many of them as they could lay hands on, and Motasim, not daring to act with severity against either his guard or the citizens, took the course of quitting the city.
It is of course possible to criticise even the experimental canons with some severity.
The disease appeared in 1877 in other parts of Mesopotamia also with less severity than in 1876, but over a wider area, being now announced at Samara, a town 70 m.
The illness varies within the widest limits, and exhibits all gradations of severity, from a mere indisposition, which may pass almost unnoticed, to an extreme violence, only equalled by the most violent forms of cholera.
In 1875 he was sent to New Orleans to deal with grave civil disorder, a duty which he carried out with the same uncompromising severity that he had previously shown in 1867.
Be this as it may, Kabir's own reformatory activity lay in the direction of a compromise between the Hindu and the Mahommedan creeds, the religious practices of both of which he criticized with equal severity.
Akbar succeeded his father in 1556 under the regency of Bairam Khan, a Turkoman noble, whose energy in repelling pretenders to the throne, and severity in maintaining the discipline of the army, tended greatly to the consolidation of the newly recovered empire.
Half Europe was full of waverers between Protestantism and Catholicism tolerably certain to decide for the Church that offered them the cheapest terms of salvation; and even in wholly Catholic countries many, especially of the upper class, might easily be scared away from the confessional by severity.
He had a rare power of attracting to himself the finest spirits, a power which lay not so much in his ability or his genius as in his character, so simple, so humble, so pure, so unworldly, yet wanting not that severity which can stand by principle and maintain what he holds to be the truth.
Plutarch, too, though he takes the unfavourable view, mentions that the Sicilians gave to the severity of Phalaris the name of justice and a hatred of crime.
Ignatius, continuing to refuse the abdication which could alone have given Photius's elevation a semblance of legality, was treated with extreme severity.
He was an exact and discriminating critic, and inclined to severity in his strictures on the romanticists.
The shooting of these boys created a feeling of horror throughout the country, and a sensation of uncertainty as to what measures of severity might not be practised in the future if Balmaceda won the day.
The few stragglers who persisted in the march were intercepted by troops, and treated with considerable severity.
Undoubtedly the severity of the collapse of 1837 was due in part to the insufficiency of this information.
By raising the hand nearly to a level with the head both the constant pain and the severity of the throbs may be relieved, as the blood is not sent with such great force into the arteries and returns more readily through the veins.
An attack may come on suddenly, but, in general, begins by a dull aching pain in the brow or temple, which steadily increases in severity and extent, but remains usually limited to one side of the head.
The pain which is felt at first a little behind the hip-joint steadily increases in severity and extends along the course of the nerve and its branches in many instances as far as the toes.
This residence takes its name from the family of whom James Lynch Fitzstephen, mayor of Galway in 1493, was a member; whose severity as a magistrate is exemplified in the story that he executed his own son, and thus gave origin (according to one of several theories) to the familiar term of Lynch law.
Two lines in the poem suggest that the satirist, who inveighed with just severity against the worst corruptions of Roman morals, was not too rigid a censor of the morals of his friend.
Juries would not punish homicide with severity.
His place was taken by Dr Jose Maria Linares, the originator of the revolution, who, taking into his own hands all the powers of government, and acting with the greatest severity, caused himself to be proclaimed dictator in March 1858.
The severity of the penalty, aided by a not unjust suspicion that the ministry sought to cover themselves by throwing all the blame on the admiral, led in after time to a reaction in favour ofByng.
As Rudolph had been educated in Spain it was at first thought that he would treat the Bohemian church reformers with great severity.
The laws against them were immediately increased in severity, and the gradual advance towards religious toleration was put back for centuries.
Regarding the body as the work of the evil deity, the Cerdonians formed a moral system of great severity, prohibiting marriage, wine and the eating of flesh, and advocating fasting and other austerities.
But the scantiness of Romano-British remains in Norfolk may be due to the severity with which the Iceni were crushed.
In the administration of that city he showed great firmness and severity.
The Fondation controlled the most valuable rubber region in the Congo, and in that region the natives appeared to be treated with the utmost severity.
There are numerous hot springs in Abyssinia, and earthquakes, though of no great severity, are not uncommon.
Finally, all idea of the divine vanished, and the artists merely presented her as the type of a beautiful woman, with oval face, full of grace and charm, languishing eyes, and laughing mouth, which replaced the dignified severity and repose of the older forms. The most famous of her statues in ancient times was that at Cnidus, the work of Praxiteles, which was imitated on the coins of that town, and subsequently reproduced in various copies, such as the Vatican and Munich.
The people flocked to hear him, attracted by the force and homeliness of his language, the grotesqueness of his humour, and the impartial severity with which he lashed the follies of all classes of society and of the court in particular.
Again, the whole tone of the Testamentum is one of highly strung asceticism, and the regulations are such as point by their severity to a small and strictly organized body.
This book was promptly put upon the Index, and the republication of Gerson was attacked by Bellarmine with a severity which obliged Sarpi to reply in an Apologia.
The bill certainly did not err on the side of severity, but disfranchisement for their supporters in large numbers was more distasteful to the Bond extremists than any stringency towards individuals.
In this region the mountains have an upper, or cold, timber line, the height of which depends upon the severity of the climate, and a lower, or dry, timber line, which is determined by the amount of rainfall.
This teacher, as he tells us, "by the severity of his logic, the gravity and weight of his words, turned me by degrees, and not without resistance, from the beaten path of Condillac into the way which has since become so easy, but which was then painful and unfrequented, that of the Scottish philosophy."
Such severity was most impolitic, and Lancaster was ere long hailed as a saint and a martyr.
His success did almost as much harm as good to his cause, for the deliberate sack of the city was carried out with such ruthless severity that it roused wild wrath rather than terror in the neighboring regions.
A disturbance that was almost an armed insurrection, which broke out in Derbyshire in June of this year, seemed to justify the severity of the government; it was suppressed without great difficulty, and three of the ringleaders were executed.
The severity of the treatise is relieved by characteristic touches of humour, and by quaint anecdotes and allusions furnished from his wide reading and perfect memory.
In that treatise (c. 15) he approves indeed of the church practice of not fasting on Saturdays and Sundays (as elsewhere, De corona, c. 3, he had expressed his concurrence in the other practice of observing the entire period between Easter and Pentecost as a season of joy); but otherwise he evinces great dissatisfaction with the indifference of the church as to the number, duration and severity of her fasts.'
But it ought to be remembered that this severity of the law early began to be tempered by the power to grant dispensations.
It is probable that the apparent severity of the medieval Latin Church on this subject was largely due to the real strictness of the Greek Church, which, under the patriarch Photius in 864, had taken what was virtually a new departure in its fasting praxis.
In May 251 a synod, assembled under the presidency of Cyprian to consider the treatment of the lapsi (those who had fallen away from the faith during persecution), excommunicated Felicissimus and five other Novatian bishops (Rigorists), and declared that the lapsi should be dealt with, not with indiscriminate severity, but according to the degree of individual guilt.
For this post he was especially fitted by his acquaintance with recent advances in science, and by his skill in a classical severity of demonstration, acquired by a thorough study of the works of the Greek geometricians.
The Stoic doctrine of the worthlessness of ordinary human virtue, and the stern paradox that all offenders are equally, in so far as all are absolutely, guilty, find their counterparts in Christianity; but the latter (maintaining this ideal severity in the moral standard, with an emotional consciousness of what is involved in it quite unlike that of the Stoic) overcomes its practical exclusiveness through faith.
The uncompromising mysticism of this view may be at once compared and contrasted with the philosophical severity of Stoicism.
Love of God in the former holds the same absolute and unique position as the sole element of moral worth in human action, which, as we have seen, was occupied by knowledge of Good in the latter; and we may carry the parallel further by observing that in neither case is this severity in the abstract estimate of goodness necessarily connected with extreme rigidity in practical precepts.
Clinically, dysentery manifests itself with varying degrees of intensity, and it is often impossible without microscopical examination to determine between the amoebic and bacillary forms. In well-marked cases the following are the chief symptoms. The attack is commonly preceded by certain premonitory indications in the form of general illness, loss of appetite, and some amount of diarrhoea, which gradually increases in severity, and is accompanied with griping pains in the abdomen (tormina).
His severity, however, made him unpopular, and in his absence the gates were opened to the Athenian besieging army under Alcibiades (409).
A few years later Sagasta again made him finance minister under the regency of Queen Christina, but had to sacrifice him when public opinion very clearly pronounced against his too radical financial reforms and his severity in collection of taxes.
The question was submitted to the churches at Basel, Bern, Zurich and Neuchatel, but they also, to Calvin's disappointment, were divided in their judgment, some counselling severity, others gentle measures.
As compared with the earlier assize it prescribes greater severity of punishment for criminal offences; arson and forgery were henceforth to be crimes about which the jurors are to enquire; and those who failed at the ordeal were to lose a hand as well as a foot.
The Four Masters says that the lowing of a cow or the voice of a ploughman could scarcely be heard from Cashel to the farthest point of Kerry; Ormonde, who, with all his severity, was honourably distinguished by good faith, claimed to have killed 5000 men in a few months.
Measures of great severity were taken against Roman Catholic priests; but it is said that Cromwell had great numbers in his pay, and that they kept him well informed.
From the first the victorious colonists determined to make another 1641 impossible, and the English government failed to moderate their severity.
The panic-stricken severity of minorities is proverbial, but it is not to be forgotten that the Irish Protestants had been turned out of house and home twice within fifty years.
The emperor then visited southern Italy, where by mingling justice with severity he secured respect for the imperial authority; and returned to Germany to find Ernest of Swabia, the younger Conrad, and their associates again in arms. One cause of this rising was the claim put forward by Ernest to the Burgundian succession, as King Rudolph was his great-uncle.
Towards the end of the 17th century the publishing trade began to increase very rapidly, partly because the severity of the censorship at Frankfort-on-the-Main caused many booksellers to remove to Leipzig.
Economy in the matter of public finance implies a grain of severity in the collection of taxes as well as.
Oranges and lemons, excluded from the plateau by the severity of the Winter cold, are grown in great quantities on the plains of Andalusia and all round the Mediterranean coast; the peel of the bigarade or bitter orange is exported to Holland for the manufacture of curacao; and figs, almonds, pomegranates, carobs and other southern fruits are also grown abundantly in all the warmer parts, the first two even in central Spain and the more sheltered parts of the northern maritime provinces.
During the lifetime of his cousin, Madame de Longueville, the great protectress of the Jansenists, Louis stayed his hand; on her death (1679) the reign of severity began.
He introduced sumptuary laws; relieved the poor by distributions of bread and meat, proceeded with great severity against informers and embezzlers; began the construction of various public works and buildings; and proclaimed a general amnesty for political crimes.
Aurelian well deserved the title of restorer of the empire, and it must be remembered that he lived in an age when severity was absolutely necessary.
The villages are usually built on gentle slopes, in which the houses are partially excavated as a protection against the severity of the weather.
The impatience of the king and the severity of the winter then compelled him (February 1444) to return home, but not before he had utterly broken the sultan's power in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Servia, Bulgaria and Albania.
A province subject to such conditions can hardly be free from famine or scarcity for any length of time; accordingly it was visited by two famines, one of unprecedented severity, and one scarcity, in the decade 1891-1901.
While the scenery of the western slope of the Andes is exceedingly grand, with its deep fjords, glaciers and woods, yet the severity of its climate detracts considerably from its charm.
After 1802, finding himself attacked with a weakness in the limbs attended with frequent fits of falling, he mitigated the Spartan severity of his life, and consented to receive medical advice.
Under his Government a formal state of siege was maintained, and the police under the reactionary prefect Poehner exercised the greatest severity in the supervision of foreigners and even of non-Bavarian Germans, who were only admitted to the country by special permit.
The action was emulated in terms of incident location, time stamps, incident duration and incident severity.
There was some evidence that, for cognitive ability, severity of deprivation was an important factor.
Figure 4. [below] Linear regression of plasma ACTH following fasting stress on daily fatigue severity rating.
The choice of ongoing treatment will depend on the severity and frequency of symptoms, but will include alginates, H2A and PPI.
This may include antihistamine, adrenaline inhaler or adrenaline injection, depending on the severity of the reaction.
This can relate to the prevalence of asthma itself or the prevalence or severity of asthma exacerbations.
Spasms vary in severity and frequency, but may be strong enough to cause fractures and tendon avulsions.
A striped awning is mounted at the entrance where flowering plants help to improve the austere academic severity of the school entrance.
He has broad ranging experience of dealing with cases of all types including injuries of the utmost severity.
And has anybody ever looked into the severity of injuries suffered when a 20-year-old cheeseburger collides with a small child in a car seat?
The clinical features of excessive doses of opiates include coma of varying severity, small pupils and depressed respiration.
We believe that everyone who comes to the clinic can be helped regardless of the underlying etiology or severity of disability.
Safety judgment is a subjective process because it entails the prediction of the likelihood and severity of hazards in the absence of complete foreknowledge.
The condition can range in severity from minor discomfort to the onset of ulcers or even gangrene.
The camel's hair garment speaks of separation; the leathern girdle of a certain severity of restraint on himself, restraint upon nature.
Brains were rapidly removed for neurobiological assessment of the severity of the chronic inflammatory pain being suffered using in situ hybridisation histochemistry.
If at all concerned about the severity of the symptoms, consult a registered homeopath.
This latent trait model hypothesized a single dimension of severity of social functioning underpinning HoNOS social items.
He suppressed an insurrection in Ireland (1650) with a severity remembered by the Irish Catholics with bitterness.
Variants of a gene encoding the protein interleukin 12B may associated with severity of disease in children who have asthma.
This cross moderation study was a ratification study designed to seek evidence of the relative leniency or severity among examining groups.
Not long afterward a serious mutiny broke out in his fleet before Cadiz, which he suppressed with prompt and necessary severity.
I will protect any commander who exceeds our usual restraint in the choice and severity of the means he adopts whilst fighting partisans.
Another cause I would suggest for the severity of the youth unemployment problem is buck passing.
The severity of the disease attack had notably increased by mid-August when many plants were covered with rust pustules (uredinia ).
Autoantibody levels -- especially rheumatoid factor -- appear to correlate with rheumatoid arthritis disease severity.
The hypothesis for the reduced severity of blast attack is fairly clear for the disease-susceptible glutinous rice.
Whilst this first application greatly lessened the severity of the scratch, it was still clearly visible.
Often the medical history alone underestimates the severity of coronary heart disease.
There are several different types of SMA with varying severity; see the website below for more details.
Various sedative drugs can reduce the severity of vertigo during attacks.
Accurate imaging of the cells should allow doctors to more accurately assess the severity of the disease.
The months preceding are typically associated with irregular menstrual periods of differing severity and duration.
Only cases of the utmost severity will attract awards in excess of £ 25,000.
These animals are monitored closely to ensure the disease does not progress beyond moderate severity.
Patients with wounds of lesser severity may not need to pass through all echelons of care.
Parental global seizure severity was the only chosen measure of quality of life in this study.
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Similar proportions of men had reductions and increases in symptom severity and urine flow.
The severity of sleepiness pre stroke was assessed retrospectively in most of the patients using the Epworth Sleepiness scale.
F - the loudness of the murmur bears no relation to the severity of the aortic stenosis.
Although the severity of the disorder can vary, babies with MGS are usually stillborn or die shortly after birth.
Treatment for hamstring strain depends largely on the severity of the injury.
Furthermore we have shown that the severity of the effects is related to the phosphorylation state of the expressed tau.
The result was the reduction of punishment both in quantity and in severity, the improvement of the prison system, and the first attempts to study the psychology of crime and to distinguish between classes of criminals with a view to their improvement (see Crime; Prison; Children'S Courts; Juvenile Offenders).
The population henceforth dwindled in consequence of pestilence and emigration, and although the island recovered somewhat in the 18th century under a comparatively lenient rule it was brought to a very low ebb owing to the severity of its governor during the Greek revolution.
The causes for a divorce are adultery, sentence to confinement in the state prison for three years or more and actual confinement at the time of the suit, intolerable severity, wilful desertion for three consecutive years or absence for seven years without being heard from, or wanton and cruel refusal or neglect of the husband to provide a suitable maintenance for his wife.
He promised, indeed, a consultative council of state, and granted an amnesty from which no less than 25,000 persons were excluded; but on his return to Rome (12th April 1850), after he was quite certain that France had given up all idea of imposing constitutional limitations on him, he re-established his government on the old lines of priestly absolutism, and, devoting himself to religious practices, left political affairs mostly to the astute cardinal Antonelli, who repressed with great severity the political agitation which still continued.
Trained as he had been to the study of marbles and the severity of the antique, and openly avowing that he considered the antique superior to nature as being more eclectic in form, he now and always affected precision of outline, dignity of idea and of figure, and he thus tended towards rigidity, and to an austere wholeness rather than gracious sensitiveness of expression.
The former, however, give little trouble; on the other hand, the government has from time to time proceeded with extreme severity against the Dukhobortsi, whose refusal to serve in the army, if allowed to go unpunished, would have set a contagious example.
Gibbon has criticized it with the utmost frankness, not to say severity; but, after every abatement, it is unquestionably a surprising effort for a mind so young, and contains many thoughts which would not have disgraced a thinker or a scholar of much maturer age.
Absentee landlords, he thinks, rack-rented the soil (p. 167), while the "inhuman severity" of their treatment of villeins led to a progressive decay of agriculture, destroyed the economic basis of the Latin kingdom, and led the natives to welcome the invasion of Saladin (pp. 327-331) The French writers Rey and Dodu are more kind to the Franks; and the testimony of contemporary Arabic writers, who seem favourably impressed by the treatment of their subjects by the Franks, bears out their view, while the tone of the assizes is admittedly favourable to the Syrians.
Unions between slaves and free women, or between a freeman and the female slave of another, continued to be forbidden, and were long punished in certain circumstances with atrocious severity.
Martial law was proclaimed; the disturbances were repressed with great severity; and the treatment of the missionary Smith, which was taken up and handled with great ability by Brougham, awakened strong feeling in England against the planters.
The severity of this measure led to gross abuses and defeated its purpose; the number of abolitionists increased, the operations of the Underground Railroad became more efficient, and new Personal Liberty Laws were enacted in Vermont (1850), Connecticut (1854), Rhode Island (1854), Massachusetts (1855), Michigan (1855), Maine (1855 and 1857), Kansas (1858) and Wisconsin (1858).
Indignant at the severity with which they were punished, Lazarus, king of Servia, joined the rebel princes.
In dealing with pagans and heretics Gratian, who during his later years was greatly influenced by Ambrose, bishop of Milan, exhibited severity and injustice at variance with his usual character.
The great numerical superiority of the Federals enabled Sherman to press back the Confederates without a pitched battle, but the severity of the skirmishing may be judged from the casualties of the two armies (Sherman's about 26,000 men, Johnston's over io,000), and the obstinate steadiness of Johnston by the fact that his opponent hardly progressed more than one mile a day.
As a satirist he possessed great merit, though he sins from an excess of severity, and is sometimes malignant and unjust.
This impartial severity was a foretaste of Kuprili's rule, which was characterized throughout by a vigour which belied the expectations based upon his advanced years, and by a ruthlessness which in time grew to be almost blood-lust.
Innocent's letters, however, not only reveal that superior wisdom which can take into account practical needs and relax severity of principle at the right moment, as well as that spirit of tolerance and equity which is opposed to the excess of zeal and intellectual narrowness of subordinates, but they also prove that, in the internal government of the Church, he was bent on gathering into his hands all the motive threads, and that he stretched the absolutist tradition to its furthest limits, intervening in the most trifling acts in the lives of the clergy, and regarding it as an obligation of his office to act and think for all.
Everything that is offered on the other side is scrutinized with the utmost severity; every suspicious circumstance is a ground for argument and invective; what cannot be denied is extenuated, or passed by without notice; concessions even are sometimes made; but this insidious candour only increases the effect of the vast mass of sophistry."
Against the prevailing lawlessness Sixtus proceeded with an almost ferocious severity, which only extreme necessity could justify.
Founding himself to some extent on the traditional motives, Diirer conceived and carried out a set of designs in which the qualities of the German late Gothic style, its rugged strength and restless vehemence, its love of gnarled forms, writhing actions and agitated lines, are fused by the fire of the young master's spirit into vital combination with something of the majestic power and classic severity which he had seen and admired in the works of Mantegna.
Singapore, where plague has several times been introduced, but never taken hold, is probably quite as dirty and insanitary as Hong-Kong, and it is pertinently remarked by the Bombay Research Committee that filth per se has but little influence, inasmuch as " there occurred in the House of Correction at Byculla, where cleanliness is brought as near to perfection as is attainable, an outbreak which exceeded in severity that in any of the filthy thaw's and tenements around."
His imperfect signature to his confession of this date, consisting only of his Christian name and written in a faint and trembling hand, is probably a ghastly testimony to the severity of the torture ("per grad us ad ima") which James had ordered to be applied if he would not otherwise confess and the "gentler tortures" were unavailing, - a horrible practice unrecognized by the law of England, but usually employed and justified at this time in cases of treason to obtain information.
In 142 he was censor with the younger Scipio Africanus, whose severity frequently brought him into collision with his more lenient colleague.
He did not know that Natasha's soul was overflowing with despair, shame, and humiliation, and that it was not her fault that her face happened to assume an expression of calm dignity and severity.
The severity of the disease attack had notably increased by mid-August when many plants were covered with rust pustules (uredinia).
Salivary flow rate was negatively correlated with seasickness severity.
The depth of the doctor 's examination depends on the severity of the symptoms.
There are also indications that among the disabled income is inversely related to severity of disablement.
This can reduce the chance and severity of side-effects, as well as improve the benefit that you can get from having the medicine.
A lump sum is payable based on the severity of the injury.
To increase the severity of the punishment the cord strands of the cat were twined with wire.
Load transfer was related to severity of all deformities.
Disease severity was assessed by using a symptom score.
There can be great variation in the severity of shingles lesions.
Examine the large randomized statin trials to see whether any have reported on severity of events compared with placebo.
No death reduction was observed in the subgroup of patients with lower disease severity.
The new guidelines suggest that it should be classified on the basis of symptom duration and/or severity.
Immune tonics are herbs that support you between bouts of ill-health and which hopefully prevent illness or reduce the severity.
The middle level describes the presence and severity of ' active ' trachoma in the community.
The Execution Tracing package provides three ways to control trace output based on these severity levels.
The sins and shortcomings of the people were dwelt upon with great plainness, faithfulness, and often with unsparing severity.
The climax soon came; for as his unwonted severity increased so did my grief and wounded pride.
The injury varies in severity, but more serious injuries should be treated with respect, since ongoing problems may be caused by mistreatment.
It showed that vaccination helped reduce the severity of lesions in well-fed animals.
As for finding a speech language pathologist, there are many options available depending on the severity of the problems your child is having and where you live.
One final step a parent can consider that may help to control a cradle cap situation from returning or increasing in severity is to increase the washings of your infant's scalp.
Depending upon the severity of the injury, the animal may need hospitalization and, in some cases, surgery.
Once symptoms develop, they usually increase in severity over several weeks and ultimately end in death.
Instead, they work to lessen the severity of these outbreaks.
This includes making payments on time, the number and severity of delinquencies and any public records.
Like adults, children respond to divorce in a wide variety of ways depending upon factors like age, personality, temperament and the severity of the divorcing parents' conflict.
One result of this rise in temperature is an increase in the severity of hurricanes, according to the scientific research papers cited by the Environmental Defense Fund.
Hurricanes have been increasing in severity since the 1970s.
While air pollution may not directly cause all of these conditions, symptoms occur more frequently and with greater severity because of it.
The severity of these health problems is determined by how sensitive the individual is to the pollutants.
Increasing climactic temperatures, especially as the oceans warm up, seem to be increasing the severity of storms all over the world.
Research has shown that the severity of cyclones and hurricanes has increased since the 1970s.
While there's no cure for herpes, herbal remedies can shorten the length of an outbreak or reduce the severity of symptoms.
Lemon balm also appears to reduce the severity of the outbreak.
Some evidence suggests that certain vitamins or supplements can reduce the severity of herpes outbreaks.
The severity of the irritation varies from one individual to another, but some people have reported slight irritations while others have reported severe rashes and painful blistering.
Ginger tea may be prescribed as part of a regimen to reduce the length and severity of the colic episodes.
Many people find that by drastically reducing or even eliminating caffeine, they lessen the severity or incidence of panic attacks.
Turmeric is not likely to cure your psoriasis, but some people claim that it does mitigate the severity of their symptoms.
While minimalist architecture varies in terms of severity, many people find that minimalist home design helps create a feeling of tranquility in the space.
So what can you do to soften those lines and break up the severity of the visual effect?
Due to the severity of removal procedures, many women instead opt for "camouflaging", which adds new pigment over the existing tattoo in order to balance out the skin tone.
You must take action to reduce the severity of stress in your life or you risk long-term health problems.Without treatment, stress has a significant effect on the mind and body.
The Beck Anxiety Scale, also known as the Beck Anxiety Inventory or BAI, is used as a method of screening to measure the severity level of anxiety a person is experiencing while distinguishing the symptoms of anxiety from depression.
This is a 21-question test that measures the severity of a person's anxiety.
It is used to differentiate anxiety from depression, and it helps assess the severity of the problem.
Anyone who is having anxiety problems and who wants an assessment of the severity of his or her problems could benefit from the test.
An anxiety attack may last just a few seconds, or it may last several hours depending on the severity of the attack and the cause behind it.
Not everyone will have the same symptoms if they experience panic attacks, and the severity of the symptoms can vary from person to person and episode to episode.
The anxious feelings can become more frequent and they can increase in severity over time.
Dosages vary, and are usually based on the severity of pain, the medical condition, and the patient's response to therapy.
As with any drug or alcohol addiction, the success of withdrawal therapy depends on the severity of the addiction and the degree to which the addict is willing to comply with a treatment plan.
Due to the severity of these symptoms, many people return to drinking for relief.
How long you experience depression symptoms as well as your ability to cope with them determines the severity of your depression as well as treatment options.
No further information is being offered as to the severity of the kidney infection.
Despite the severity of his illness, he recovered after an aggressive series of treatments, including several surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy.
Dogs afflicted with this illness do not always show each symptom, depending on the severity of the infection, and they may behave normally otherwise.
The saliva in a flea bite causes an allergic reaction in most pets, and the severity of that reaction varies from one animal to the next.
A complete physical and blood work will also allow the veterinarian to determine the severity of the parvo infection.
While ranch homes were designed to have few ornate details, adding a few exterior updates can lessen the severity of the facade.
One thing the numbers do not reveal is the severity of the accident.
Lastly, many people suffering from dementia attempt to mask the severity of their symptoms, while those with depression tend to express their intensity.
Keeping your joints limber can help keep arthritis at bay or lessen the severity of it.
The doctor may also do more in-depth neuropsychological testing to determine the severity of symptoms.
There are multiple ways to treat depression, depending on the severity of the condition.
Interventions vary according to the severity of the snoring condition.
The severity of your symptoms can determine whether a simple visit to the dentist will take care of the problem or whether a sleep study is in order.
Hampton snoring treatment options vary according to the severity of the sleep problem.
The Pacific Sleep Center has a fantastic sleep questionnaire that can help determine the severity of the sleep problem.
In addition, the researchers found that the severity of the apneas were factors in the magnitude of the costs; people with severe apnea had higher costs than people who had less severe apnea.
Before surgery is considered, each patient should be evaluated to confirm the diagnosis of sleep apnea and to measure the severity of the case.
Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your sleep apnea, your medical insurance may not cover the cost of the procedure.
In many cases, lifestyle changes effectively reduce the frequency and severity of snoring.
Before selecting a device, you must consider the cause and severity of your snoring and your overall health.
Before recommending anti-snoring devices or developing a treatment plan, your doctor will perform a medical examination and ask you and your partner questions about the frequency and severity of your snoring.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause and severity of snoring.
The direction of travel directly affects the severity and duration of symptoms.
There are several ways to prevent jet lag or reduce the severity of symptoms once they develop.
This can help your body prepare for the time change in advance, which may reduce the duration and severity of your symptoms once you reach your destination.