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  • In the meantime, however, events in Sicily were reaching a crisis destined to subvert the Bourbon dynasty.

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  • As regards domestic morality, the system offered constant facilities for libertinism, and tended to subvert domestic peace by compromising the dignity and ruining the happiness of the wife.

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  • A large body of ciompi (wool carders) gathered outside the city and conspired to subvert the signory and establish a popular government.

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  • In the evolution of these laws Dr Cornay had most laudably studied, as his observations prove, a vast number of different types, and the upshot of his whole labours, though not very clearly stated, was such as to wholly subvert the classification at that time generally adopted by French ornithologists.

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters subvert the traditional roles from horror films.

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  • The prophetic teaching had indeed produced a profound effect; to the party of reaction, as the persecution under Manasseh shows, it seemed to threaten to subvert all society; and we can still measure the range and depth of its influence in the literary remains of the period from Isaiah to the captivity, which include Micah vi.

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  • Refusing to entangle himself in the abortive and equivocal schemes of Lepidus to subvert the Sullan constitution, Caesar took up the only instrument of political warfare left to the opposition by prosecuting two senatorial governors, Cn.

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  • The assertion in the " Declaration of Rights " that " no power exists in the people of this or any other state of the Federal Union to dissolve their connexion therewith or perform any act tending to impair, subvert, or resist the supreme authority of the government of the United States," is a result of the drafting of the instrument during the Civil War.

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  • That the Russians involved in the peace keeping will not subvert the process on the ground.

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  • subvert the conventions of jewelry making.

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  • subvert the genre from within.

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  • As if that weren't enough of a challenge, Bruce must subvert and sometimes battle head-on a secretive and corrupt government agency.

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  • And, of course, it's the first to open the door (unwillingly) to hackers who use the hard drive to store cheats, subvert the Xbox operating system, and store pirated games in their entirety.

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  • subvert the newborn democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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  • They may subtly subvert the whole NHS reform agenda, undermining attempts to tackle their poor performance with threats of no-confidence votes.

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  • The works introduce new meanings and messages; forge technical and esthetic innovations and sometimes subvert the standards imposed by the mainstream gaming industry.

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  • This would make the forging of cards fairly pointless, unless one could also subvert both the Master Databases.

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  • subvert what we might want to convey about the nature of science.

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  • On the one hand he was exposed to numberless humiliations on the part of the representatives of official Russia, who made it clear to him that he was expected to play the part of a y oi fain�t; on the other he was compelled to make terms with the Bulgarian politicians, who, intoxicated with newly won liberty, prosecuted their quarrels with a crude violence which threatened to subvert his authority and to plunge the nation in anarchy.

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  • Against any attempt in action to subvert parliamentary government, there was no lawful measure, he said, from which ministers would or could shrink.

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  • atomistic theory of Democritus to subvert belief in the Olympian gods.

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  • Skipping on the backs of recent Asian music trends, the Buttersprites subvert the stereotypes into strangely classic interpretations of a fad.

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  • subvert expectations by continually undermining the genre.

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  • subvert hierarchy 's of representation.

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  • The Pisidians are not mentioned by Herodotus, either among the nations that were subdued by Croesus, or among those that furnished contingents to the army of Xerxes, and the first mention of them in history occurs in the Anabasis of Xenophon, when they furnished a pretext to the younger Cyrus for levying the army with which he designed to subvert his brother's throne, while he pretended only to put down the Pisidians who were continually harassing the neighbouring nations by their lawless forays (Ahab.

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  • Three years were enough to convince the nation that he was " endeavouring to subvert and extirpate the Protestant religion, and the laws and liberties of this kingdom"; and on his deposition in 1688 Roman Catholics, or persons married to Roman Catholics, were declared incapable of succeeding to the throne.

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  • Showing the work at the museum sought to subvert hierarchy 's of representation.

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  • I admire people like Shadow Morton or Lee Hazelwood, who subvert the genre from within.

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  • It does not seek to challenge society or to wreck or subvert the conventions of jewelry making.

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  • How can we turn our backs when the Iranian regime attempts to subvert the newborn democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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  • The examples grossly misrepresent van Helmont, however, and subvert what we might want to convey about the nature of science.

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  • his government, and by means of his brothers put down every attempt which was made to subvert his authority.

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  • Aja 's genius is to subvert expectations by continually undermining the genre.

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