Slavish sentence examples

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  • It was valuable in teaching how to work within definite limitations, but without slavish copying; it also emancipated a considerable body of craftsmen from the tyranny of manufacturers whose sole idea was that machine-work should supersede handicraft.

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  • His authority, was absolute p 3'> too, > being tempered only by the shadowy right of the Magyar nation to meet in general assembly; and this authority he was careful not to compromise by any slavish imitation of that feudal polity by which in the West the royal power was becoming obscured.

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  • A third way to predict the future that I believe is reliable rejects both the slavish following of the straight line and the purely speculative approach.

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  • The newly created council of ministers, and the senate, endowed for the first time with certain theoretical powers, became in the end but the slavish instruments of the tsar and his favourites of the moment.

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  • That the writer owes no slavish adherence to any philosophical system is plain from his independent treatment of the affections.

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  • The change, however, came too late; Firdousi, now a broken and decrepit old man, had in the meanwhile returned to Tus, and, while wandering through the streets of his native town, heard a child lisping a verse from his own satire in which he taunts Mahmud with his slavish birth: "Had Mahmud's father been what he is now A crown of gold had decked this aged brow; Had Mahmud's mother been of gentle blood, In heaps of silver knee-deep had I stood."

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  • slavish devotion in his subjects.

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  • But Mahomet's mistake consists in persistent and slavish adherence to the semi-poetic form which he had at first adopted in accordance with his own taste and that of his hearers.

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  • The revival of learning produced in Spain no slavish imitation as it did in Italy, no formal humanism, and, it may be added, very little of fruitful scholarship. The Renaissance here, as in England, displayed essential qualities of intellectual freedom, delight in life, exultation over rediscovered earth and man.

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  • A mockery of popular institutions, under the name of a burgher council, indeed existed; but this was a mere delusion, and must not be confounded with the system of local government by means of district burgher councils which that most able man, Commissioner de Mist, sought to establish during the brief government of the Batavian Republic from 1803 to 1806, when the Dutch nation, convinced and ashamed of the false policy by which they had permitted a mere money-making association to disgrace the Batavian name, and to entail degradation on what might have been a free and prosperous colony, sought to redeem their error by making this country a national colonial possession, instead of a slavish property, to be neglected, oppressed or ruined, as the caprice or avarice of its merchant owners might dictate.

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  • Of the Greek original of this work only fragments survive; it only exists in full in an old Latin translation, the slavish fidelity of which to a certain extent makes up for the loss of the original text.

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  • What else could an artist do but make a slavish and exact copy of old pictures which worked miracles and perhaps had the reputation as well of having fallen from heaven?

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  • But he was suspicious of Sir Edward Grey's foreign policy, which he thought too slavish in its following of Lord Lansdowne; and he opposed the naval increases of the years before the World War, as the socialists in Berlin had opposed the German increases which provoked British rejoinders.

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  • He had carefully studied the English constitution in England, and he hoped to establish in France a system similar in principle: but without any slavish imitation of the details of the English constitution.

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  • The strength of Meicli, Sessh, Motonobu and Tanyu gave place to a more or less slavish imitation of the old Japanese painters and their Chinese exemplars, till the heirs to the splendid traditions of the great masters preserved little more than their conventions and shortcomings.

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  • Its slavish adherence to the original caused the new translation to be received with favour by the Hellenistic Jews, among whom it quickly superseded the older Septuagint.

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  • It behooves the judicious gardener, then, not to be too slavish in his attempts to imitate natural conditions, and to bear in mind that such attempts sometimes end in failure.

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  • Towards the end of the 17th ing legal protection to all, has altered the slavish character of the oppressed Irish.

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  • The foreign element is largely Swedish, Danish and Slavish.

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  • In my experience, a slavish adherence to a methodology can be a good substitute for thought, for some bad PM's.

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  • Even the worst king could, in these ways, evoke a slavish devotion in his subjects.

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  • Not that these hints of Chandler in any way suggest slavish imitation.

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  • slavish adherence to Moscow.

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  • slavish imitation.

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  • slavish dependence upon non-renewable energy sources combine to blind us from seeing these opportunities.

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  • slavish following, however - we consider it essential to treat each program or project on its merits.

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  • slavish leader worship.

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  • It's not slavish devotion to free market economics to point that out.

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  • The almost slavish adherence to the idea that presentation is paramount is like applying gloss paint to rotten woodwork.

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  • And do not become too slavish to the rules of composition.

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  • The Blair government's slavish subservience to Bush is causing it major problems at home.

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  • He was the author of a Greek commentary on the Apocalypse, avowedly based upon that of Andrew, his predecessor in the archbishopric. In spite of its author's modest estimate, Arethas's work is by no means a slavish compilation; it contains additions from other sources, and especial care has been taken in verifying the references.

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  • Constructed and written in almost slavish imitation of Virgil, employing for medium a very unsuitable vehicle - the Alexandrine couplet (as reformed and rendered monotonous for dramatic purposes) - and animated neither by enthusiasm for the subject nor by real understanding thereof, it could not but be an unsatisfactory performance.

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  • Both of these papal secretaries were mentioned in complimentary terms by Erasmus in his celebrated dialogue, the Ciceronianus (1528), in which no less than one hundred and six Ciceronian scholars of all nations are briefly and brilliantly reviewed, the slavish imitation of Cicero denounced, and the law laid down that " to speak with propriety we must adapt ourselves to the age in which we live - an age that differs entirely from that of Cicero."

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  • Only the most perverse of people could have stayed with it through all its slavish adherence to Moscow.

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  • He said: We know how to maneuver, we do not want slavish imitation.

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  • Our own lack of imagination and those who enforce our slavish dependence upon non-renewable energy sources combine to blind us from seeing these opportunities.

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  • Ours is not a slavish following, however - we consider it essential to treat each program or project on its merits.

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  • She paints a frightening picture of democratic deficit, control freakery and slavish leader worship.

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  • It 's not slavish devotion to free market economics to point that out.

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  • The Blair government 's slavish subservience to Bush is causing it major problems at home.

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