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  • You know how I feel about that sort of thing.
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  • I didn't know you liked that sort of thing.
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  • I slapped him on the back, a sort-of congratulation, but didn't say a word.
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  • He spoke of having some sort of flashback.
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  • I wouldn't worry too much about that sort of thing.
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  • I'm so sorry, but with my gift, I felt you had some sort of pain, maybe you lost someone once, long ago?
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  • At first I pulled back but then I sort of pushed forward and found I could pass right in!
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  • This sort of speculation is going to intensify.
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  • Sometimes with an automobile, I can sort-of get inside, if it doesn't move off too fast.
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  • It sort of got out of hand....
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  • It worked, sort of.
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  • You don't think it's some sort of set up, do you?
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  • I do remember some theories concerning relativity suggesting some sort of motion in space might allow time travel if space-time geometrics are possible.
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  • He was Damian's size, though by his lopsided shoulders and scars, he'd survived some sort of serious injury.
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  • On the one hand, since that which is tabooed is held to punish the taboo-breaker by a sort of mystic infection, taboo comes to stand for uncleanness and sin.
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  • Besides, house rules protected him from that sort of thing.
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  • Isn't it a little late to start worrying about that sort of thing?
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  • Sensing my reaction she added, It's sort of what I do in my job; research things.
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  • He wouldn't let us do any sort of test like what he just proposed until you guys arrived.
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  • It came from Boston, a few hundred miles away; sort of like the tip you just made.
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  • This sort of thing is usually done via the witness protection program but I once heard of a situation where fake papers were assembled independent of any government agency.
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  • I was tardy in keeping him informed, especially concerning Julie, now a sort-of member of our group.
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  • That sort of tells me his intention wasn't healthy for whoever he found inside.
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  • Someone broke into this house of one of my targets and some sort of mayhem followed.
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  • I'd planned to wait until Betsy and Molly returned from walking Bumpus but I decided if I had to drive back into downtown Keene, I might as well swing by Wheelock Park Campground as it was on the way, at least sort-of.
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  • I was a nervous wreck as we pulled up to a large vehicle that operated as some sort of command center.
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  • In all of thirty minutes, some sort of drama would emerge once the inhabitants awoke.
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  • You can't regain that sort of innocence.
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  • Listen … listen … listen … He slapped his forehead with his palm in a rhythmic beat, waiting for some sort of divine inspiration.
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  • The hum around the Other assured Jule there was only one person in the alley without any sort of otherworldly power.
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  • If he wasn't there, she could convince herself this was all some sort of nightmare.
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  • They'd haul you away from me, put you up in some sort of Bedlam, he snapped.
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  • He kicked himself mentally for not thinking before he made any sort of pact with the Watcher, even one that seemed so straightforward, until he met his target and realized she was an innocent caught in the crossfire.
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  • Start with gathering blankets, hot water, a first-aid kit, any sort of bandages they might have.
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  • It sort of wreaks havoc on the balance.
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  • She braced herself, expecting to feel some sort of rush of energy, like she did when she touched Jule.
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  • Everything in the room radiated some sort of subtle energy, and she waded through the energies, marveling and confused by them.
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  • We've figured out the Others are creating some sort of weapon.
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  • He glowed with a different sort of power.
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  • I'm not bringing an Original Vamp here without some sort of backup.
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  • They said it might be some sort of rare blood disorder.
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  • I need you to bring in some sort of paperwork from your doctor stating what's wrong.
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  • She tightened her grip around him, and he was amused to think of himself as any sort of comfort to anyone, let alone a little human like her.
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  • Though the demon lord didn't move from his spot, she was afraid of causing any sort of confrontation between them.
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  • She waited for some sort of reaction.
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  • Caleb and me sort of got in trouble just before he left.
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  • There weren't enough matches and we were sort of in a hurry.
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  • I knew he had a spotted life before meeting my mother, but I figured he was secretive about his past simply because it gave him a sort of mystique.
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  • You ain't never poked around in my past and I've sort of kept my business close to the vest.
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  • Some said he was talking about a job down in the Norfolk shipyard where there was work with the war coming on and all, but after a time, when Ma didn't hear, we just sort of forgot about him.
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  • It was after nine before the two had time to talk, and come to some sort of peaceful understanding.
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  • I sort of got roped into this mess by default.
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  • She's with her mother in some sort of a group house.
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  • If sheriffs have to do that sort of thing, you'd better practice.
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  • She added, "Now that he'll be married with responsibilities, this sort of activity is all behind him."
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  • Perhaps the prior sheriff thought that sort of little joke is funny.
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  • It was a strawberry sunrise, topped with whipped cream clouds, a perfect sort of day until Dean was awake enough to remember Martha Boyd, lord knows where, escaping the law in a stolen twenty-year-old Buick, with a ditzy ex-junkie for a chauffeur.
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  • There's less chance of some sort of set up if we're both there.
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  • It was some sort of sugared tortilla that fogged the kitchen in a delicious, sweet aroma.
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  • We'd sort of made a pact that our lives began when we met each other so the past wasn't discussed much, if at all.
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  • It creates a sort of obligation, he said mockingly.
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  • Back and forth, back and forth, in a way that left her skin tingling and her feeling as if she was falling under some sort of spell.
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  • The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.
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  • The green gems were caught in some sort of invisible current that ended when it reached the bank.
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  • Then again, if she owed any sort of debt to Darkyn, Gabriel wasn't about to be caught off guard.
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  • Never mind that they bartered over his love like some sort of prize to be won at a fair.
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  • She'd been asked that question more than once while out and didn't understand it, unless it was some sort of odd Southern greeting.
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  • It wasn't out of the realm of the possible that the information he needed was hidden in some sort of sadistic treasure hunt created by the sociopathic goddess who held the title of Death before him.
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  • I sort of like the mortal world existing.
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  • There might be some sort of … Gabe grabbed the new one, and the face flared to life.
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  • Gabe sensed some sort of Immortal power.
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  • She wasn't going to be some sort of obligation to someone who stuck around because he had to.
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  • She had no idea who was right: Wynn, who thought she was deteriorating, or Gabriel, who wasn't going to let her die, so he could exact some sort of passive-aggressive revenge over eternity.
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  • She stopped a dozen meters before the edge of the forest, wondering if there was any sort of hazard in being so close to whatever it was causing the lake to be green in the first place.
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  • They were beautiful and tiny, some sort of geological anomaly.
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  • She returned to the desk and scoured the paperwork for some sort of identifying information on the place she'd been or the company that developed the forms.
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  • Aside from its large, glowing green eyes, the creature appeared near-human with a lean body covered in some sort of leather jumper.
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  • Though she tried hard not to fear death, she wondered what kind of creature was capable of breaking through bars made of materials she'd never before seen and held in place with some sort of magic.
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  • Bored, restless, fearful, she retreated to the back of the cave, searching it again for any sort of door or anything that might aid her escape.
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  • The scents of fresh bread and some sort of meat cooking nearly nailed her to the ground as she rounded the corner.
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  • She couldn't have one day without some sort of surprise or other?
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  • Gabriel, he's protected and helped me more than once since the dungeon and done it out of some sort of sense of duty.
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  • Have you learned any sort of discipline?
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  • It's some sort of Celtic…thing.
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  • Sensing some sort of lurid story, all five of them waited for her to speak.
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  • Didn.t realize I liked having some sort of free will.
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  • You really think Sasha came here to throw himself on your mercy without some sort of back-up plan?
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  • For once, Rhyn knew some sort of stability within himself, no doubt because of his bond to Katie.
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  • He.s sort of busy fighting demons.
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  • Seems to be in some sort of coma.
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  • There'd have to be some sort of difference, wouldn't there?
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  • But we will work with them to come to some sort of terms.
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  • Your bracelet acts as a sort of master key, so you can go anywhere in the whole house.
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  • She awaited some sort of reprimand, already wounded by the thought of being publicly embarrassed.
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  • She was expecting some sort of alien monster to inhabit the brutal planet.
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  • The warriors before her looked as if they'd just been released from some sort of meeting.
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  • It's sort of a mystery, isn't it?
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  • You and Mrs. Dean are sort of like pals of mine, you know?
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  • It involved some sort of messages from space.
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  • It was after ten by the time the kitchen chores were finished and the place cleaned up, sort of.
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  • This sort of confirms what we suspected, don't it?
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  • But, in truth, I think it's sort of exhilarating!
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  • It's sort of like playing let's pretend.
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  • It does sort of seem that way.
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  • You know you're doing wrong, but you sort of admit to your own imperfections.
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  • That sort of narrows it down, doesn't it?
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  • They're sort of moving in on this, he answered.
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  • He hadn't spoken to Edith Shipton since her husband's accident and felt, as the host of Bird Song, he owed the woman some sort of condolence.
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  • Weller asked "What do I have, some sort of tracking device stuck in my shorts?"
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  • It was sort of lying around when I was dusting her room.
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  • Donald talked about some sort of joint custody when he brought him up to meet me.
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  • Hopefully, what happened will come out and Donnie will be able to have some sort of normal life, away from both of the Shiptons.
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  • Maybe some people sense that sort of thing more than others—that feeling you get when you're standing in a spot where you know something really dramatic occurred.
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  • I feel sort of responsible for something, yet I don't even know what it is.
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  • We haven't seen any civilians in two days, though we've had some fierce battles with some sort of insurgency.
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  • Brady watched her, doubtful the sort of mayhem that occurred on the compound was as dangerous as that they'd encountered on their trip up the mountain.
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  • He said he had a granddaughter who was special and he didn't want her to get stuck doing some sort of manual labor.
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  • She'll have left some sort of clues behind.
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  • She'd traveled nonstop, sticking to narrow country roads and the forest to avoid both people and zones marked as having any sort of radiation fallout from the nuke strikes.
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  • Just give me some sort of sign you're out there.
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  • Just give me some sort of sign.
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  • Katie chuckled, and he was almost relieved at the sight of her smile.  Her features had grown paler and gaunter under his watch.  He feared the underworld would sink her spirit, too.  One of them had to have some sort of hope they'd make it out alive.
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  • Two days ago, I had a dream where she told me you had four days to pass some sort of test.  I don't need to tell you what happens if you don't pass.
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  • Even you are not allowed to so without some sort of consequence.
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  • Jeff is never sick and is a real stickler for that sort of thing.
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  • Mr. Mayer did say he was going to talk to them about some sort of advance to hold me over.
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  • This is sort of an inventory of the stuff.
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  • Dean grumbled some sort of agreement, trying to keep the edge from his voice, as he turned and climbed the stairs to change.
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  • Yeah, well...that's the truth, sort of.
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  • Dean laughed and told her his visit was neither social nor to perform mayhem—it was police business, sort of.
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  • There are laws against that sort of thing, you know.
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  • No. We were sort of cut off before I could ask for one.
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  • Dean reiterated the obvious—Burgess was less than positive and the picture he sort-of identified was years old.
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  • I'd guess you're sort of drunk.
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  • You are impossible and very sort of drunk.
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  • He was sort of on edge, now that I think about it, like something was distracting him.
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  • Dean sighed deeply, "You know, guys dream about this sort of thing," he said.
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  • Yeah. I guess I sort of passed out on him after the piss stop.
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  • She hadn't heard or sensed him, as if he'd gone to some sort of stealth mode that silenced even his mind.
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  • Xander would never help another without some sort of leverage.
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  • He felt a tingle at the base of his skull, one that warned him she was using some sort of magic on him.
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  • You have to tell me if you're in any sort of danger, Sofi.
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  • Jenn's distraught features gazed up at him, and he felt bad again for causing her any sort of pain.
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  • While she tried to keep close to objects that might provide some sort of cover if attacked, she chose the fastest route possible.
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  • Jenn sensed some sort of silent communication between them, one that made the Original Vamp shift.
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  • You have experience with that sort of thing and I really don't know where to start.
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  • I think she might be involved in some sort of gang or something.
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  • The nurse's assertion about there being some sort of cult made more sense.
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  • Tall and lanky, Jonny didn't look like some sort of inhuman creature.
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  • His house was invaded by some sort of human he'd never dealt with before and never predicted he ever would.
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  • He realized what bothered him: If the unassuming woman turned out to be some sort of well-disguised assassin, he'd never know or sense her, until she was in front of him.
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  • You were sent here because you have some sort of special skill.
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  • It was some sort of trick to get her to slip up.
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  • If he was some sort of vampire freak?
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  • She heard the sound of the camera snapping pictures and began to think she'd entered some sort of surreal world.
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  • He radiated a weird sort of energy.
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  • Did he have some sort of camera installed?
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  • You sort of saved me.
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  • You're some sort of freakish non-human, aren't you?
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  • Like I'm some sort of stray dog?
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  • I guess it has some sort of spell on it that will um, kinda kill anyone else.
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  • She studied him apprehensively, reminded of her cousins, when they were caught up in some sort of drama.
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  • Um, until I sort of betrayed him.
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  • Her focus was clear: getting her cousin to safety without any sort of consideration for her own welfare.
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  • In the session of 1907 he introduced an Irish Councils bill, a sort of half-way house to Home Rule; but it was unexpectedly repudiated by a Nationalist convention in Dublin and the bill was promptly withdrawn.
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  • A kind of jam-cake, called a "Bakewell pudding," gives another sort of fame to the place.
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  • At this period the preceptors of the tsarevich had the highest opinion of his ability; but, unfortunately, it was not the sort of ability that his father could make use of.
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  • Under the influence of Archbishop Chicheley, who had himself founded two colleges in imitation of Wykeham, and Thomas Bekynton, king's secretary and privy seal, and other Wyke - hamists, Henry VI., on the 11th of October 1440, founded, in imitation of Winchester College, "a college in the parish church of Eton by Windsor not far from our birthplace," called the King's College of the Blessed Mary of Eton by Windsor, as "a sort of first-fruits of his taking the government on himself."
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  • He was naturally the very sort of victim wanted, and he was decreed "of accusation" on the 3rd of October.
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  • We have then to think of a full universe of matter (and matter = extension) divided and figured with endless variety, and set (and kept) in motion by God; and any sort of division, figure and motion will serve the purposes of our supposition as well as another.
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  • The whole is still enclosed by the Byzantine walls, which follow the line of the cliffs and are carried along the sea-face; and the upper part of the level, which is separated from the lower by an inner cross wall, forms the castle; while at the highest point, where a sort of neck is formed between the two valleys, is the keep which crowns the whole.
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  • This sort of knowledge stands quite apart from that produced by "theoretic" and "disinterested" judgments.
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  • He was already king's chaplain; his appointment at Paris had been accompanied by promotion to the see of Hereford, and before he returned to take possession he was translated to the bishopric of London (October 1539) Hitherto Bonner had been known as a somewhat coarse and unscrupulous tool of Cromwell,a sort of ecclesiastical Wriothesley.
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  • A sort of symbolic retaliation was the punishment of the offending member, seen in the cutting off the hand that struck a father or stole a trust; in cutting off the breast of a wet-nurse who substituted a changeling for the child entrusted to her; in the loss of the tongue that denied father or mother (in the Elamite contracts the same penalty was inflicted for perjury); in the loss of the eye that pried into forbidden secrets.
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  • But if the epithet is intended to designate an animal that takes an interest in its rider so far as a beast can, that in some way understands his intentions, or shares them in a subordinate fashion, that obeys from a sort of submissive or halffellow-feeling' with his master, like the horse or elephant, then I say that the camel is by no means docile - very much the contrary.
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  • Taxation was somewhat reduced, the censorship was made less severe, political amnesties were granted, humaner officials were appointed and the Congregations (a sort of shadowy consultative assembly) were revived.
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  • He was described to Pepys on his acquiring office as "one of a broken sort of people that have not much to lose and therefore will venture all," and as "a beggar having £1Too or £1200 a year, but owes above £10,000."
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  • Paley (1802), this is a sort of after-birth or anachronism.2 Natural Law.
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  • As a result of this, Kant is metaphysically a sort of pantheist.
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  • On the other hand, Kant's religion is of a type which requires a sort of deistic God, standing outside the world and constraining it into moral paths, or standing outside our moral struggles and rewarding our goodness.
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  • The home established near Port Blair is used as a sort of free asylum which the native visits according to his pleasure.
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  • Other sensory cells with long cilia cover a sort of cushion (n.c.) at the base of the club; the club may be long and the cushion small, or the...
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  • The simple form of ocellus described in the foregoing paragraph may become folded into a pit or cup, the interior of which becomes filled with a clear gelatinous secretion forming a sort of vitreous Modified after Linko, Travaux Soc. Imp. Nat., St.
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  • Buffon's opinion is, in fact, a sort of combination of views, essentially similar to those of Bonnet, with others, somewhat similar to those of the " Medici " whom Harvey condemns.
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  • In the Constituent Assembly he formed with Barnave and Adrien Duport a sort of association called the "Triumvirate," which controlled a group of about forty deputies forming the advanced left of the Assembly.
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  • They assembled in their counties, and by the time Dozsa had drilled them into some sort of discipline and self-confidence, they began to air the grievances of their class.
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  • Squarcione, whose original vocation was tailoring, appears to have had a remarkable enthusiasm for ancient art, and a proportionate faculty for acting, with profit to himself and others, as a sort of artistic middleman; his own performances as a painter were merely mediocre.
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  • Eliezer, of the 8th or 9th century, a sort of history of creation and of the patriarchs, and the Tanna debe Eliyahu (an ethical work of the 10th century but containing much that is old), besides a large number of minor compositions.'
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  • Another historian living also in Italy was Joseph ben Joshua, whose Dibhre ha-yamim (Venice, 1 534) is a sort of history of the world, and his `Emeq ha-bakhah an account of Jewish troubles to the year 1575.
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  • Thus the capitals of the Remi and Parisii were actually Durocortorum and Lutetia: the appellations in use were Remis or Remus, Parisiis or Parisiusthese forms being indeclinable nouns formed from a sort of locative of the tribe names.
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  • This exceptionally wasteful process, in which only one-third of the sulphur is recovered, has been improved by conducting the fusion in a sort of kiln.
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  • It had to be divided, therefore, into a number of independent principalities, but it continued to be loosely held together by the dynastic sentiment of the descendants of Rurik and by the patriarchal authority - a sort of patria potestas - of the senior member of the family, called the grand-prince, who ruled in Kiev, " the mother of Russian cities."
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  • His grandfather had obtained from Venice an " artist " who undertook " to build churches and palaces, to cast big bells and cannons, to fire off the said cannons and to make every sort of castings very cunningly "; and with the aid of that clever Venetian he had become the proud possessor of a " cannon-house," subsequently dignified with the name of " arsenal."
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  • The cable is slow; and unless development along new lines of com p ressed air or some sort of chemical engine takes place, electricity will monopolize the field.
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  • His most ardent admirers, however, are constrained to admit that he was deficient in large-hearted benevolence; that he was destitute of any " enthusiasm of humanity "; and that so far as every sort of religious yearning or aspiration is concerned, his poverty was almost unique.
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  • In Galilee the Jews predominated over the heathen and their ruler Herod Antipas had some sort of claim upon their allegiance.
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  • The biruna of the Chaldaean Nestorians, on the other hand, worn by all bishops, is a sort of hood ornamented with a cross.
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  • These segments spring apparently from the top of the ovary - the real explanation, however, being that the end of the flower-stalk or "thalamus," as it grows, becomes dilated into a sort of cup or tube enclosing and indeed closely adhering to the ovary, so that the latter organ appears to be beneath the perianth instead of above it as in a lily, an appearance which has given origin to the term "inferior ovary."
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  • The spoken languages of northern India are very various, differing one from another in the sort of degree that English differs from German, though all are thoroughly Sanskritic in their vocables, but with an absence of Sanskrit grammar that has given rise to considerable discussion.
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  • Throughout the latter years of the reign she was kept in a sort of honourable confinement.
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  • The following passage indicates the contemporary theory of manuring: - " In thy tillage are these special opportunities to improve it, either by liming, marling, sanding, earthing, mudding, snayl-codding, mucking, chalking, pidgeons-dung, hens-dung, hogs-dung or by any other means as some by rags, some by coarse wool, by pitch marks, and tarry stuff, any oyly stuff, salt and many things more, yea indeed any thing almost that bath any liquidness, foulness, saltness or good moysture in it, is very naturall inrichment to almost any sort of land."
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  • Armenia returned to allegiance, the capital of Media was recolonized as Epiphanea, and Antiochus was pursuing his plans in the east when he died at Tabae in Persis, after exhibiting some sort of mental derangement (winter 164/3).
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  • From the product so obtained most of the better sort of "Burgundy pitch" of the druggists is prepared.
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  • Origen's real opinion, however, may frequently be gathered from the Philocalia - a sort of anthology from his works prepared by Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzenus.
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  • The dead, who returned to the Great Mother, were objects of a sort of heroworship. This early nature-cult explains many anomalous features of Hellenic religion, especially in the cults of Artemis and Aphrodite.
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  • The earth is conceived of as a round disk, slightly sloping towards the south, surrounded on three sides by the sea, but on the north by a high mountain of turquoises; behind this is the abode of the blest, a sort of inferior paradise, inhabited by the Egyptians who were saved from drowning with Pharaoh in the Red Sea, and whom the Mandaeans look upon as their ancestors, Pharaoh himself having been their first high priest and king.
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  • Avarian is a sort of inter-tribal tongue, while Lakh or Kazi-kumukh, Kurin, Darghi-kaitakh, Andi, and Tabasaran are some of the more important dialects, each subdivided into subdialects.
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  • In numerous documents from the 12th to the 15th century the almucium is mentioned, occasionally as identical with the hood, but more often as a sort of cap distinct from it, e.g.
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  • The males are usually more brilliantly coloured than the females, and guard the eggs, which are often placed in a sort of nest made of the shell of some bivalve or of the carapace of a crab, with the convexity turned upwards and FIG.
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  • The miraculous germs always exist alongside other germs in a sort of sheath, like hidden springs in a machine, and emerge into the light when their time comes."
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  • The Druids are represented as being able to foretell the future and to perform magic. Before setting out on the great expedition against Ulster, Medb, queen of Connaught, goes to consult her Druid, and just before the famous heroine Derdriu (Deirdre) is born, Cathbu prophesies what sort of a woman she will be.
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  • But he retained the political support of many who were opposed, like Senators Borah and Johnson, to any sort of international association.
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  • His true place in history is that of the greatest of the guerrilleros - the perfect type of that sort of warrior in which, from the days of Viriathus to those of Juan Diaz, El Empecinado, the soil of Spain has been most productive.
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  • The movement led to a sort of craze among the Indian tribes, and in 1890 it was one of the causes of the Sioux outbreak.
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  • Opposition to Masonry was taken up by the churches as a sort of religious crusade, and it also became a local political issue in western New York, where early in 1827 the citizens in many mass meetings resolved to support no Mason for public office.
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  • If we wish to know what Wagner means, we must fight our way through his drama to his music; and we must not expect to find that each phrase in the mouth of the actor corresponds word for note with the music. That sort of correspondence Wagner leaves to his imitators; and his views on " Leit-motifhunting," as expressed in his prose writings and conversation, are contemptuously tolerant.
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  • Yet general sentiment seems to have given a stronger sanction to this sort of connexion; the names of husband and wife are freely used in relation to slaves on the stage, and even in the laws, and in the language of the tombs.
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  • One historic clash in New Orleans (on the 14th of September 1874) between the " White League " (" White Man's Party") and the Republican police is commemorated by a monument, and the day is regarded by Louisianans as a sort of state independenceday.
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  • His language, which is very peculiar, seems to be a sort of mixture of the Ottoman and Azerbaijan dialects of Turkish, and was most probably that of the Persian Turks of those days.
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  • All his novels treat of phases of American development, historical or social, and form a sort of chronological sequence.
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  • Those in the middle are thin, having only the pavement of the cella to support, and are provided with doors and partitions that make a sort of subterranean labyrinth.
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  • Some, particularly in cities, seem to have been a sort of mission-houses.
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  • Thirty years after the Ridsdale judgment, the ritual confusion in the Church of England was worse than ever, and the old ideal expressed in the Acts of Uniformity had given place to a desire to sanctify with some sort of authority the parochial "uses" which had grown up. In this respect the dominant opinion in the Church, intent on compromise, seems to have been expressed in the Report presented in 1908 to the convocation of the province of Canterbury by the sub-committee of five bishops appointed to investigate the matter, namely, that under the Ornaments Rubric the vestments prescribed in the first Prayer Book of Edward VI.
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  • The rough experience of this voyage did more than endow him with renewed health; it changed him from a dreamy, sensitive boy, hereditarily disinclined to any sort of active career, into a selfreliant, energetic man, with broad interests and keen sympathies.
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  • These two islands lie parallel to each other, Tamara to the west; they form a sort of basin, in the centre of which is the islet of Crawford.
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  • Although no performances were allowed at the theatre, a sort of rehearsal took place, at which the players for the ensuing dramatic festival were selected.
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  • Thus they make Mer y a sort of watch tower over the entrance into Afghanistan on the north-west and at the same time create a stepping-stone or etape between north-east Persia and the states of Bokhara and Samarkand.
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  • But he was an energetic, clear-headed man, of great practical force and skill, cultivated, accomplished, agreeable, flexible, possibly unscrupulous, just the sort of person whom a restless despot like Justinian finds useful.
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  • Besides the ordinary shell money, there is a sort of stone coinage, consisting of huge calcite or limestone discs or wheels from 6 in.
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  • One sort of imamba, named by the natives " indhlondhlo," is crested, and its body is of a bright flame colour.
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  • They lavished money on the embellishment of their capital, Gyulafehervar, which became a sort of Protestant Mecca, whither scholars and divines of every anti-Roman denomination flocked to bask in the favour of princes who were as liberal as they were pious.
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  • It was hoped that, in the circumstances, Dr Lukacs, a financier of experience, might be able to come to terms with Mr de Justh, on the basis of dropping the bank question for the time, or, failing that, to patch together out of the rival parties some sort of a working majority.
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  • His courage was mingled with a mean sort of cunning, and his ambition loved the outward trappings of power as well as its reality; yet he never swerved from his.
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  • His pride and ambition were gratified by the foundation of a sort of dynasty of his nephews and nieces, whose hands were sought by the noblest in the realm.
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  • But there is no difficulty in supposing that each division of the Levitical musicians had its own traditional music, certain instruments being peculiar to the one and certain to the other, in which case the assignment of a psalm to the Asaphites or Korahites will merely denote the sort of music to which it is set.
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  • The typical Annamese dwelling is open to the gaze of the passer-by during the day; at night a sort of partition of bamboo is let down.
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  • It has its council of notables, forming a sort of oligarchy which, through the medium of a mayor and two subordinates, directs the interior affairs of the community - policing, recruiting, the assignment and collection of taxes, &c. - and has judicial power in less important suits and crimes.
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  • At that period the urban masses, but recently converted to Christianity, sought in the worship of the martyrs a sort of substitute for polytheism.
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  • Intellectual activity was not wanting, but the great achievements of the 18th century in philosophy and the moral sciences had fostered a love of abstract speculation; and some sort of cosmical or general system was thought indispensable in every department of special science.
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  • The Rhine has always exercised a peculiar sort of fascination over the German mind, in a measure and in a manner not easily paralleled by the case of any other river.
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  • Before the English visit Voltaire had been an elegant trifler, an adept in the forms of literature popular in French society, a sort of superior Dorat or Boufflers of earlier growth.
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  • Aubrey, however, lived gaily, and used his means to gratify his passion for the company of celebrities and for every sort of knowledge to be gleaned about them.
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  • Elsewhere we see the victorious prince beating down a vanquished enemy, and superintending the execution of other prisoners who are being sacrificed to the gods, while in one curious scene he is striking with his mace a sort of wicker-work cage filled with naked men.
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  • The former is divided into two sections: the first, of a metaphysical character, contains a sort of practical cosmography, chiefly based on Avicenna's theories, but frequently intermixed both with the freer speculations of the well-known philosophical brotherhood of Basra, the Ikhwan-es-safa'i, and purely Shiite or Isma`ilite ideas; the second, or ethical section of the poem, abounds in moral maxims and ingenious thoughts on man's good and bad qualities, on the necessity of shunning the company of fools and double-faced friends, on the deceptive allurements of the world and the secret snares of ambitious craving for rank and wealth.
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  • For more than ten years he remained at Copenhagen, looking vainly towards Russia as a sort of promised land from which he was excluded by enemies or rivals.
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  • As has already been intimated, however, many artisans probably belonged both to their own craft fraternity and to the gild merchant, and the latter, owing to its great power in the town, may have exercised some sort of supervision over the craftsmen and their societies.
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  • In time the private lord, who had never been an officer of the state, assumed the old administrative titles and called himself count or viscount, and perhaps with some sort of right, for his position in his territories, through the development of the immunity, did not differ from that now held by the man who had been originally a count.
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  • At the end of the Codex Sinaiticus of the 4th century, as a sort of appendix to the New Testament, there stands an "Epistle of Barnabas."
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  • Sentences became balanced and were made clear by some sort of definite ending.
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  • These were much used by later writers, and we have many extracts from them, but none of the works themselves except a sort of romance based on his account of the death of Hosain (Husain) of which Wiistenfeld has given a translation.
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  • On the north the crag is crowned by a sort of plateau sloping backwards into a round-topped hill.
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  • Here he fought against some of the usurpers who threatened the throne of Honorius; he made some sort of compact with that emperor and, in 414, he married his sister Placidia, who had been since the siege of Rome a captive in the camp of the Goths.
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  • The public was at first greatly mystified by the nature and object of this poem, which was not merely a chronicle of Tennyson's emotions under bereavement, nor even a statement of his philosophical and religious beliefs, but, as he long afterwards explained, a sort of Divina Commedia, ending with happiness in the marriage of his youngest sister, Cecilia Lushington.
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  • As a sort of theoretic basis for this adhesion to national type in literature, he conceived the idea that literature and art, together with language and national culture as a whole, are evolved by a natural process, and that the intellectual and emotional life of each people is correlated with peculiarities of physical temperament and of material environment.
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  • But this phraseology soon disappears, without his considering how, in default of some sort of teleology, it is legitimate to treat the world's history as a process.
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  • This same sanctity makes it serve as a depository for goods of all sorts in times of danger, the chief church forming a sort of bank.
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  • He seems to have been a sort of commission merchant, especially in Spanish and Portuguese goods, and at some time to have visited Spain on business.
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  • On the 18th of December a new censorship law was issued, to secure the orthodoxy of all published books; and finally, in 1791, a sort of Protestant Inquisition was established at Berlin (Immediat-Examinationscommission) to watch over all ecclesiastical and scholastic appointments.
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  • The " tom " is a sort of cradle with an extended sluice placed on an incline of about I in 12.
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  • At a later time, when the validity of the Montanistic prophecy was called in question, the adherents of the new movement appealed explicitly to a sort of prophetic succession, in which their prophets had received the same gift which the daughters of Philip, for example, had exercised in that very country of Phrygia.
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  • It may have been partly a sort of "swarming" process, caused by pressure of population at home.
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  • Image worship then is a sort of animism.
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  • As the forgotten history of Oriental antiquity has been restored to us, it has come to be understood that, politically speaking, the Hebrews were a relatively insignificant people, whose chief importance from the standpoint of material history was derived from the geographical accident that made them a sort of buffer between the greater nations about them.
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  • What sort of conversation went on I certainly do not know.
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  • His return to Angostura was a sort of national festival.
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  • His Strategica seems to have been highly esteemed by the Roman emperors, and to have been handed down by them as a sort of heirloom.
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  • By politic management Trajan was able to represent the diminution as a sort of discount for immediate payment, while the civilians had to wait a considerable time before their full due was handed to them.
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  • As for John of Gaunt himself, it can hardly be said that this sort of politic wisdom is very conspicuous in him.
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  • They therefore devoted themselves to examining the nature of the soul, and taught that its freedom consists in communion with God, to be achieved by absorption in a sort of ecstatic trance.
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  • Knox appeared in Scotland again in 1559, and became a sort of second Calvin.
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  • The Consistory was thus a sort of committee of the councils, and it had no power to inflict civil punishment on offenders.
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  • Perceiving the difficulty of the Socratic dictum he endeavoured to give to the word "knowledge" a definite content by divorcing it absolutely from the sphere of sense and experience, and confining it to a sort of transcendental dialectic or logic. The Eleatic unity is Goodness, and is beyond the sphere of sensible apprehension.
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  • This Lakhmid kingdom was more or less dependent, during the four centuries of its existence, on the Sassanian empire, to which it formed a sort of buffer state towards Arabia.
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  • Indeed in all cases the students are now in some sort of touch with a university or university college.
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  • The result was that Agrippa left Rome, ostensibly to take over the governorship of Syria - a sort of honourable exile; but as a matter of fact he only sent his legate to the East, while he himself remained at Lesbos.
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  • He devoted his leisure to the improvement of his economic treatise, which had for some time been out of print, but which the censorship did not permit him to republish; and in 1814 he availed himself (to use his own words) of the sort of liberty arising from the entrance of the allied powers into France to bring out a second edition of the work, dedicated to the emperor Alexander, who had professed himself his pupil.
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  • Their capital, Ma'in, lay in the heart of the Sabaean country, forming a sort of enclave on the right hand of the road that leads northward from Ma'rib.
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  • Thus, puzzling as the fact appears, it is clear that the Minaeans formed a sort of political and linguistic island in the Sabaean country.
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  • At a station more than 13 kilometres away a sort of big ear-trumpet, closed by a membrane, was placed with the membrane under water, the tube rising above the surface.
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  • Suppose that a mass M is controlled by some sort of spring, so that moving freely it executes harmonic vibrations given by -µx, where µx is the restoring force to the centre of vibration.
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  • The lower line gives the same in a sort of idealized form.
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  • Jewish legends, however, suggest another sort of parallelism.
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  • But the convenience of the category "Apostolic Fathers" to express not only those who might possibly have had some sort of direct contact with apostles - such as "Barnabas," Clement, Ignatius, Papias, Polycarp - but also those who seemed specially to preserve the pure tradition of apostolic doctrine during the sub-apostolic age, has led to its general use in a wide and vague sense.
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  • Hence a new sort of legalism, known to recent writers as Moralism, underlies much of the piety of the Apostolic Fathers, though Ignatius is quite free from it, while Polycarp and "Barnabas" are less under its influence than are the Didache, Clement, the Homilist and Hermas.
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  • The Greeks, who had been squandering the money provided by the loans in every sort of senseless extravagance, affected to despise the Egyptian invaders, but they n h l`n were soon undeceived.
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  • The Greeks, advancing prematurely over broken ground and in no sort of order, were fallen upon in flank by d feat at Reshid's horsemen, and fled in panic terror.
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  • Nothing is known of an Av0np2v o-vvaycoyi, a sort of anthology or chrestomathy attributed to him by Suidas.
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  • Coal, ironstone and clay are mined in close proximity, and every sort of iron and steel goods is produced.
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  • It is only when we remember the extensive and mischievous influence on science which hypotheses about aethers used formerly to exercise, that we can appreciate the horror of aethers which sober-minded men had during the 18th century, and which, probably as a sort of hereditary prejudice, descended even to John Stuart Mill.
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  • The priest was only a sort of specialist in the practice.
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  • This was to be effected by the establishment of "social workshops," a sort of combined co-operative society and trade-union, where the workmen in each trade were to unite their efforts for their common benefit.
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  • Poland had established a sort of suzerainty over Moldavia as early as the end of the 14th century; but at best it was a loose and vague overlordship which the Hospodars repudiated whenever they were strong enough to do so.
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  • If heroes could so debase themselves, can we wonder if men who were not heroes lent themselves to every sort of villainy ?
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  • Giving himself up to preaching and polemics, he aided the Reformation by his gift as a translator, turning Luther's and Melanchthon's works into German or Latin as the case might be, thus becoming a sort of double of both.
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  • The potentiometer and the divided resistance constitute a sort of electrical scaleyard by means of which any electromotive force or difference of potential can be compared with the electromotive force of a standard cell.
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  • These epistles took their form at once from a natural progression of thought and from a new phase of controversy, a sort of Gnosticizing theory, or theories, which perverted Christian practice and impaired the supremacy of Christ by placing other beings or entities by His side.
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  • When the enterprise of Christian missionaries had gone on for some little time, especially in the regions outside Palestine where there was little or no previous knowledge of Christ and of Christian ideals, the wandering prophets and apostles by whom the missions were mainly conducted must have soon begun to feel the need for some sort of written manual to supplement their own personal teaching.
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  • On our hypothesis the Logia would have been a sort of Christian manual used with a similar object.
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  • Samuel in his later days appears presiding over the exercises of a group of nebhiim at Ramah, where they seem to have had a sort of coenobium (Naioth), but he was not himself a nabhia - that name is never applied to him except in I Sam.
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  • A wave of intense religious feeling passes over the land and finds its expression, according to the ordinary law of oriental life, in the formation of a sort of enthusiastic religious order.
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  • While his system assigns the supremacy to Greek philosophy over the national religion of Israel, it exacts from the former, as a sort of tribute to the latter, the recognition of the elevation of God above the province of reason.
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  • The nous is a sort of second god, the X6yoc which are wrapped up in it are gods, the stars are gods, and so on.
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  • In order to justify superstition and the ancient forms of worship, philosophy becomes in his hands a theurgy, a knowledge of mysteries, a sort of spiritualism.
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  • The second consists of such goods, raised, manufactured or purchased, as are sold for a profit and replaced by other goods; this sort of capital is therefore constantly going from and returning to the hands of its owner.
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  • The birds - the largest factor in the fauna - have become very greatly reduced through the introduction of cats, dogs and pigs, as well as by the constant persecution of every sort of animal by the natives.
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  • New Spain in its widest meaning includes the audiencias or judicial districts of Manila, San Domingo and Guatemala, and the viceroy had some sort of authority over them: but in its narrower meaning it comprised the audiencia district of Mexico and the subordinate audiencia district of Guadalajara, which together extended from Chiapas and Guatemala to beyond the eastern boundary of the modern state of Texas and northwards, eventually, to Vancouver's Island.
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  • On the 12th of December 1859 the M`Lean-Juarez treaty was concluded, which gave the United States a sort of disguised protectorate over Mexico, with certain rights of way for railroads over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and between the Rio Grande and Pacific. The American Senate, however, did not ratify the treaty, and a motion for its reconsideration late in 1860 came to nothing, owing to the approach of the War of Secession.
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  • P P He adopted a tone of conciliation, and decided that the Stellaland republic should remain under a sort of British suzerainty.
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  • Where the soul is regarded as no more than a finer sort of matter, it will obviously be far from easy to decide whether the gods are spiritual or material.
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  • The Macdonalds of Sleat, the direct representatives of Somerled, though driven from Islay and deprived of supreme power by James V., still kept a sort of insular state in Skye.
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  • The walled city formed a sort of Acropolis, and it is difficult to say exactly how far the name of Nineveh should be extended.
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  • Archaeological discoveries in India, Persia, Assyria and Egypt show that in the polished stone age quaternary man had domesticated the horse, while a Chinese treatise, the Goei-leaotse, the fifth book of the Vouking, a sort of military code dating from the reign of the emperor Hoang-Ti (2637 years B.C.), places the cavalry on the wings of the army.
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  • It must therefore have been a sort of oasis, when the ice sheets from the north advanced past it on the east and west and joined around its southern border.
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  • The succession of beds in New York has become a sort of standard with which the system in other parts of the United States has been compared.
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  • This sort of rock increases in importance southward and has great development in Mexico.
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  • A good governor is apt to use his veto freelyindeed, a frequent exercise of the power is deemed in many states to be a sort of test of the governors judgment and courage.
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  • The selectmen, who receive no regular salary, but may charge for expenses actually incurred, form a sort of directory or executive committee, which manages the ordinary administrative and financial business under such instructions as may have been given by the town meeting.
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  • This sort of dual control works with less friction and delay than might have been expected, but better appointments would probably be secured if responsibility were more fully and more clearly fixed on the president alone, though there would no doubt be a risk that the president might make a serious error.
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  • In central Euboea were the Curetes and Abantes, who seem to have come from the neighbouring continent by way of the Euripus; of these the Abantes, after being reinforced by Ionians from Attica, rose to great power, and exercised a sort of supremacy over the whole island, so that in Homer the inhabitants generally are called by that name.
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  • And as the need of making a text compels some sort of decision in every case, the "doubtful" readings of the tradition, some of which on the evidence would be doubtfully accepted and others doubtfully rejected, will all appear with the accepteds in the text.
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  • If, wrote Aristotle, the forms are another sort of number, not mathematical, there would be no understanding of it.
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  • The question then arises, what sort of substance can be predicate; and in the Categories Aristotle gave an answer, which would have been impossible, if he had not, under Plato's influence, accepted both the unity and the substantiality of the universal.
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  • Uromys differs from Mus in having the scales of the tail not overlapping, but set edge to edge, so as to form a sort of mosaic work.
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  • Writing as an old man, long after her death, Ruskin speaks of his early love without any sort of rapture.
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  • Even Grotius, who reduced the tendencies existing in his time to a sort of orderly expression, addressed himself to the law of war as the positive part of international jurisprudence and dealt only with peace as its negative alternative.
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  • These conferences of all the powers serve in practice as a sort of common council in the community of states, just as the concert of the great powers acts as a kind of senate.
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  • A sort of Monroe doctrine is growing into popular favour also throughout the Australian Commonwealth, where it is felt that a continent so far removed from European rivalries ought not to be exposed to complications on account of them.
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  • The number of dormitories varies according to the size of the hall, and in the larger ones pillars support the roof on all three sides, forming a sort of cloister running round the hall.
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  • Even at the time when they were first known to Europeans, they had stone and lava hatchets, shark's-tooth knives, hardwood spades, kapa cloth or paper, mats, fans, fish-hooks and nets, woven baskets, &c., and they had introduced a rough sort of irrigation of the inland country with long canals from highlands to plains.
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  • Men owning the same religious convictions will naturally draw together into some sort of association.
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  • Aristotle had imputed to all living beings a soul, though to plants only in the sense of a vegetative, not a sensitive, activity, and in Moleschott's time many scientific men still accepted some sort of vital principle, not exactly soul, yet over and above bodily forces in organisms. Moleschott, like Lotze, not only resisted the whole hypothesis of a vital principle, but also, on the basis of Lavoisier's discovery that respiration is combustion, argued that the heat so produced is the only force developed in the organism, and that matter therefore rules man.
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  • Empedocles, Plato and Aristotle; Telesio, Bruno and Campanella; Leibnitz; the idealists, Schopenhauer and Hartmann, Fechner and Paulsen; and the materialist, Haeckel - all have agreed in according some sort of appetition to Nature.
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  • In supposing a direct perception of such a nondescript thing, he shows to what straits idealists are driven in the endeavour to supplement Kant's limitation of knowledge to phenomena by some sort of knowledge of things.
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  • The same sort of antithesis between the one and the many has appeared in the United States.
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  • Thus he is led to the view that the ideas were orally set forth by Paul, but that the language and composition were due to some one giving from memory a sort of free interpretation of his teacher's mind.
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  • The means, however, which Price proposed for the extinction of the debt are described by Lord Overstone 1 as " a sort of hocus-pocus machinery," supposed to work " without loss to any one," and consequently unsound.
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  • Bailak Kibdjaki, also, an Arabian writer, shows in his Merchant's Treasure, a work given to the world in 1282, that the magnetized needle, floated on water by means of a splinter of wood or a reed, was employed on the Syrian seas at the time of his voyage from Tripoli to Alexandria (1242), and adds:"They say that the captains who navigate the Indian seas use, instead of the needle and splinter, a sort of fish made out of hollow iron, which, when thrown into the water, swims upon the surface, and points out the north and south with its head and tail" (Klaproth, Lettre, p. 57).
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  • But this bull contains no sort of dogmatic decision on the nature of sorcery.
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  • The lake becomes a sort of obligatory point on all routes to Tibet which lie between Ladak and Nepal.
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  • Tradition represents the conversion of Great Armenia under Gregory and Tiridates as a sort of triumphant march, in which the temples of the demons and their records were destroyed wholesale, and their undefended sites instantly converted into Christian churches.
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  • This condition is one marked by unsteadiness - a sort of flickering rolling - of the eyeballs, and it becomes more marked as they endeavour to adjust their accommodation to near objects.
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  • We may assume that increased stature and breadth imply some sort of inherent physical superiority, and if such an assumption is valid we have in man evidence that albinism is correlated not with constitutional defectiveness but with greater perfectness.
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  • In 1618 Prince Maurice set out on a sort of pacific campaign, disbanding the civic guards in the various cities of Guelders, Holland and Zeeland, and occupying the places with troops on whom he could rely.
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  • This sort of knights are by the heralds called knights bachelors."
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  • Such were the sleeveless surplice, which was provided at the sides with holes to put the arms through; the surplice with slit-up arms or lappels (so-called "wings") instead of sleeves; the surplice of which not only the sleeves but the body of the garment itself were slit up the sides, precisely like the modern dalmatic; and, finally, a sort of surplice in the form of a bell-shaped mantle, with a hole for the head, which necessitated the arms being stuck out under the hem.
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  • Into the midst of this region of banditti Sigismund came as a sort of grand justiciar, a sworn enemy of every sort of disorder.
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  • It is a special case of growth, and consists of an increase of living substance in such fashion that the new substance is either set free as a new individual, or, whilst remaining attached to the parent organism, separated by some sort of partition so as to have a subordinate individuality.
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  • A "hatchet" is a small sort of axe.
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  • Orthodox Hindus, especially those whose social status and very livelihood are imperilled by the revolution, have shown their alarm either by open opposition, subjecting converts to every sort of caste coercion, or by methods of defence, e.g.
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  • When the Lombard kingdom fell before the Franks under Charlemagne in 774, the archbishops of Milan were still further strengthened by the close alliance between Charles and the Church, which gave a sort of confirmation to their temporal authority, and also by Charles's policy of breaking up the great Lombard fiefs and dukedoms, for which he substituted the smaller counties.
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  • Such soils properly drained and prepared are very suitable for orchards, and when the proportion of clay is smaller (20-30%) they form excellent garden soils, in which the better sort of fruit trees luxuriate.
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  • Each sort of fruit should be planted by itself, for the sake of orderly arrangement, and in order to facilitate protection when necessary by a covering of nets.
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  • Certainly no cryptography based exclusively on Semitic could exhibit this sort of interchange.
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  • Under the title Et Sofer, " Pen of the Writer" (Lyk, 1864), David Kimhi composed a sort of grammatical compendium as a guide to the correct punctuation of the biblical manuscripts; it consists, for the most part, of extracts from the Miklol.
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  • The sort of knowledge he got there pleased him much more.
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