Talents sentence example
It's one of my special talents, he said.
It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
Some humans are born with unique, supernatural talents.
What are their talents?
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Her most ardent desire was to use her talents for the benefit of humanity.
In his youth Ricardo Palma published three books of poems, entitled Armonias, Verbos y Gerundios and Pasionarias, and then, since 1870, devoted his great literary talents to writing the historical traditions of Peru, of which six volumes were published.
Thucydides is almost certainly wrong in saying that the amount of the original tribute was 460 talents (about £106,000); this figure cannot have been reached for at least twelve, probably twenty years, when new members had been enrolled (Lycia, Caria, Eion, Lampsacus).
Similarly he is probably wrong, or at all events includes items of which the tribute lists take no account, when he says that it amounted to 600 talents at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War.
The moderation of the assessment is shown not only by the fact that it was paid so long without objection, but also by the individual items. Even in 425 Naxos and Andros paid only 15 talents, while Athens had just raised an eisphora (income tax) from her own citizens of 200 talents.Advertisement
The Phocians were condemned to replace their value to the amount of io,000 talents, which they paid in instalments.
It was the age when the papacy was growing out of the ruins of the old Roman Empire, and the best talents were devoted to the organization of ecclesiasticism rather than to the preaching of the Word.
Towards the close of the 18th and in the early part of the 9th century, the state was subject to a series of spoliations by Sindia and Holkar, and was only preserved from destruction by the talents and courage of the adoptive mother of the fifth raja.
The premature death and high talents of these young men, and the association of one of them with the most popular poem of the age, have made Hallam's family afflictions better known than any other incidents of his life.
His talents commended him to the notice of Advocate Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, who sent him, at the age of 26 years, as a diplomatic agent of the states-general to the court of France.Advertisement
In June of that year he went over to Dublin, where he found the same homage paid to his talents as he had received from his own countrymen.
Alexander was also an idealist, but his ideals were apt to centre in himself; his dislike and distrust of talents that overshadowed his own were disarmed for a while by the singular charm of Speranski's personality, but sooner or later he was bound to discover that he himself was regarded as but the most potent instrument for the attainment of that ideal end, a regenerated Russia, which was his minister's sole preoccupation.
From the quiet obscurity for which his talents and character entirely fitted him Bute was forced by a mere accident.
He was not ordained presbyter until 365, and his ordination was probably the result of the entreaties of his ecclesiastical superiors, who wished to use his talents against the Arians, who were numerous in that part of the country and were favoured by the Arian emperor, Valens, who then reigned in Constantinople.
Educated with great care, he early became distinguished by his talents and acquirements, and some time after the accession of the emperor Heraclius in 610 was made his private secretary.Advertisement
The talents and energy with which he was endowed had endeared him to the people, and great hopes were founded on his accession.
He lived at a time when the exigencies of state seemed to require the peculiar talents which he possessed.
On his return to Copenhagen, in 1662, Schumacher found the monarchy established on the ruins of the aristocracy, and eager tobuy the services of every man of the middle classes who had superior talents to offer.
But if his offices were manifold, so also were his talents.
Most contemporary musicians speak of Martini with admiration, and Mozart's father consulted him with regard to the talents of his son.Advertisement
Made a baron and raised to the rank of vice-chancellor, he displayed diplomatic talents of the highest order.
The Athenians defeated them by sea, and, after a siege that lasted more than two years, took the capital, Thasos, probably in 463, and compelled the Thasians to destroy their walls, surrender their ships, pay an indemnity and an annual contribution (in 449 this was 21 talents, from 445 about 30 talents), and resign their possessions on the mainland.
It was about this period that he displayed surprising talents in deciphering the intercepted letters and papers of the Royalists.
He owed his political influence chiefly to his rank, his mild disposition, and his personal integrity, for his talents were in no sense brilliant, and he was deficient in practical energy as well as in intellectual grasp.
By the theory of the metretes being 1.5 talents Aeginetan, the cotyle would be 23.3 to 24.7 cub.
That this unit penetrated far to the south in early times is shown by the tribute of Kush (34) in Dynasty XVIII; this is of 801, 1443 and 23,741 kats, or 15 and 27 manehs and 7.5 talents when reduced to this system.
Eight hundred talents on the Assyrian silver standard would be 267 -- or roundly 300 -- talents on the heavy trade or gold system, which is therefore probably the Hebrew.
The largest weight is the "wood" talent of Syria (18) = 6 Roman talents, or 1,860,000, evidently 120 Antioch minae of 15,500 or 2 x 7750.
In literature it is constantly referred to; but we may notice the "general mina" (Cleopatra), in Egypt, 16 unciae=6600; the Ptolemaic talent, equal to the Attic in weight and divisions (Hero, Didymus); the Antiochian talent, equal to the Attic (Hero); the treaty of the Romans with Antiochus, naming talents of 80 librae, i.e.
Both his talents and his temper made him utterly indisposed to maintain the attitude supposed to be incumbent on a republican president; and his tongue was never a carefully governed one.
By the exercise of his musical talents he earned money enough for the start, at Helmstadt, of an university career, which the aid of a wealthy patron enabled him to continue at Leipzig.
In New England, and in the greater states generally, the governorship is still a post of dignity, and affords an opportunity for a display of character and talents.
His very considerable native talents were developed by an excellent education, and he soon came to be regarded as an authority on all social-political questions.
The boy's talents attracted attention, and in 1782 he was sent to the English college at.
Having come to London by the advice of Dr Henry Pemberton (1694-1771), who had recognized his talents, he for a time maintained himself by teaching mathematics, but soon devoted himself to engineering and the study of fortification.
He did not rise above untoward circumstances by favour, nor - until after his election as senator - by fortunate and fortuitous connexion with great events, but by strength of native talents,.
At fifteen he was a man, resolute, spirited, enterprising, with the germs of many talents and virtues, but rough, reckless and very imperfectly educated.
In his chief's most important work, the establishment of the Prussian Zollverein, Ancillon had no share, while the entirely subordinate role played by Prussia in Europe during this period, together with the personal part taken by the sovereign in the various congresses, gave him little scope for the display of any diplomatic talents he may have possessed.
Peter was glad enough to get a man so famous for his talents and energy, but Patkul speedily belied his reputation.
He was ordained to the Calvinistic Methodist ministry at Bala in 1847, and gave his time and talents ungrudgingly to Sunday school and temperance work.
But she used her great financial and economical talents almost entirely for her own benefit.
To the Greeks Amasis assigned the commercial colony of Naucratis on the Canopic branch of the Nile, and when the temple of Delphi was burnt he contributed I 000 talents to the rebuilding.
In this post Voluinsky displayed distinguished administrative and financial talents.
At the same time Maurice of Nassau, now grown to man's estate, began to display those military talents which were to gain for him the fame of being the first general of his time.
John was educated at Leiden, and early displayed remarkable talents, more especially in mathematics and jurisprudence.
At this time of constitutional crisis such were the eloquence, sagacity and business talents exhibited by the youthful pensionary of Dort that onthe 23rd of July 1653 he was appointed to the office of grand pensionary (Raadpensionaris) of Holland at the age of twenty-eight.
During this period of nineteen years the general conduct of public affairs and administration, and especially of foreign affairs, such was the confidence inspired by his talents and industry, was largely placed in his hands.
His saintly behaviour, his great talents, and his wide influence, added to his extended age, raised him to a position of unequalled reputation.
He was extremely popular at court, and in 1783, on the death of Archbishop Cornwallis, the king pressed him to accept the primacy, but Hurd, who was known, says Madame d'Arblay, as "The Beauty of Holiness," declined it as a charge not suited to his temper and talents, and much too heavy for him to sustain.
His colloquial talents were indeed of the highest order.
Dionysius had also to pay moo talents, which caused him to be spoken of as becoming tributary to the barbarians.
The Athenians, though their reserve of 6000 talents was by now almost exhausted (except for 1000 talents in a special reserve), made a tremendous effort (raising 200 talents by a special property tax), and not only prevented an invasion by a demonstration of loo triremes at the Isthmus, but sent Asopius, son of Phormio, to take his place in the western seas.
After the news of the Sicilian disaster Athens was compelled at last to draw on the reserve of 1000 talents which had lain untouched in the treasury.'
His astonishing talents were wasted on trifling themes and in a, fruitless resistance to the modern spirit in literature.
Finally chance gave him an opportunity to show his talents, and at the Porte Saint Martin he became the popular interpreter of romantic drama of the Alexandre Dumas type.
Etienne Choron, a famous teacher of singing, was so impressed with the talents of the two sisters that he undertook to give them gratuitous instruction, and after his death in 1833 they were received into the Conservatoire.
In retaliation, the capital Paros was besieged by an Athenian fleet under Miltiades, who demanded a fine of ioo talents.
Under the Athenian naval confederacy, Paros paid the highest tribute of all the islands subject to Athens - 30 talents annually, according to the assessment of Olymp. 88, 4 (4 2 9 B.C.).
Carlyle felt by this time conscious of having a message to deliver to mankind, and his comrades, he thought, were making literature a trade instead of a vocation, and prostituting their talents to frivolous journalism.
Gaiseric was a cruel and cunning man, possessing great military talents and superior mental gifts.
As a preacher he was very successful, and his talents were fully recognized by successive popes, by whom he was made master of the sacred palace, inquisitorgeneral for all the Genoese dominions, and ultimately bishop of Scio and Hungarian legate.
He united in his person the best qualities of his predecessors, and possessed the gift of taking full advantage of the talents of the able generals, admirals and 1 Suleiman, eldest son of Bayazid I., who maintained himself as sultan at Adrianople from 1402 to 1410, is not reckoned as legitimate by the Ottoman historiographers, who reckon Suleiman the Magnificent as the first of the name.
Bonaventura, Rome, he came under the notice of Benedict XIV., who conceived a high opinion of his talents and made him consulter of the Inquisition.
The Punjab henceforth became a British province, supplying a virgin field for the administrative talents of Dalhousie and the two Lawrences.
His pupil Quintilian calls him the greatest orator he had ever known; but he disgraced his talents by acting as public informer against some of the most distinguished personages in Rome.
Meanwhile Mokhtar (son of that Abu `Obaid the Thaqifite who had commanded the Arabs against the Persians in the unfortunate battle of the Bridge), a man of great talents and still greater ambition, after having supported Ibn Zobair in the siege of Mecca, had gone to Kufa, where he joined the Shiites, mostly Persians, and acquired great power.
In 1813-1814, as major-general of militia, he commanded in the campaign against the Creek Indians in Georgia and Alabama, defeated them (at Talladega, on the 9th of November 1813, and at Tohopeka, on the 29th of March 1814), and thus first attracted public notice by his talents.
No one now doubts that the French fleet should have been reduced to ashes, and might have been, had Lord Gambier had the talents, the energy, or the experience of many of his juniors.
By the invitation of the Goths an army of 75,000 warlike Alamanni and Franks, the subjects of King Theudibald, crossed the Alps under the command of two Alamannic nobles, the brothers Lothair and Buccelin (553) The great strategic talents of Narses were shown even more conspicuously in this, than in his previous and more brilliant campaigns.
Everywhere the imperial competitor was victorious, and crowded audiences importuned him to display his talents.
Those of the French humanists who did not proclaim Huguenot opinions found themselves obliged with Muretus to lend their talents to the Counter-Reformation, or to suffer persecution for heterodoxy, like Dolet.
The normal yield of the property tax is reported as 60 talents (14,400); but on special occasions it reached 200 talents (48,000), or about one-sixth of the total receipts.
The annual collection of 460 talents (I 10,400) shows sufficiently the magnitude of the league.
He soon transferred his services to Tachos's cousin and rival Nectanabis, who, in return for his help, gave him a sum of over zoo talents.
Hitherto few perhaps had divined in the unprincipled adventurer, who shared in the debauches of the imperial drunkard, the talents of a born ruler.
Basil is one of the most remarkable examples of a man, without education and exposed to the most demoralizing influences, manifesting extraordinary talents in the government of a great state, when he had climbed to the throne by acts of unscrupulous bloodshed.
In his words it was intended "to insure a more natural union between intellectual and manual labour than now exists; to combine the thinker and the worker, as far as possible, in the same individual; to guarantee the highest mental freedom by providing all with labour adapted to their tastes and talents, and securing to them the fruits of their industry; to do away with the necessity of menial services by opening the benefits of education and the profits of labour to all; and thus to prepare a society of liberal, intelligent and cultivated persons whose relations with each other would permit a more simple and wholesome life than can be led amidst the pressure of our competitive institutions."
For seven years he led an unsettled life, attracting attention everywhere by his talents and the boldness of his teaching.
Young Scott was retained as junior counsel in the case, and though he lost the petition he did not fail to improve the opportunity which it afforded for displaying his talents.
His health, which had hitherto been but indifferent, strengthened with the demands made upon it; his talents, his power of endurance, and his ambition all expanded together.
He at once proceeded to put fresh life into the despondent and irresolute Conservative party, and the Magyar aristocracy, by gallantly combating in the Vilag the opinions of Kossuth's paper, the Pesti Hirlap. But the multiplicity of his labours was too much for his feeble physique, and he died on the 9th of February 1842, at the very time when his talents seemed most indispensable.
Next the taint of Gongorism appeared, and the extent to which it affected the literature of Portugal may be seen in the five volumes of the Fenix renascida, where the very titles of the poems suffice to show the futilities which occupied the attention of some of the best talents.
All its efforts failed, however, because its members lacked dramatic talents and, being out of touch with the people, could not create a national drama.
At the instance of Gebhard, bishop of Regensburg, uncle of the emperor Henry III., he had been appointed while still a young man to the see of Eichstadt; in this position his great talents soon enabled him to render important services to Henry, whose chief adviser he ultimately became.
The Byzantines had to pay them a yearly tribute of 80 talents, until on the death of the Gallic king Cavarus (some time after 220 B.C.) they were annihilated by the Thracians.
Its importance began under Lysimachus, who deposited his treasures, 9000 talents, in this strong fortress under the charge of a eunuch, Philetaerus of Tium.
Catiline, by his bravery, his military talents, his vigorous resolution, and his wonderful power over men, was eminently qualified as a revolutionary leader.
He returned from his travels impoverished; one tradition says that he received 500 talents from his fellow-citizens, and that a public funeral was decreed him.
Returning from Rome he purchased at Pavia a relic said to be an arm of St Augustine of Hippo, for a hundred talents of silver and one of gold, and presented it to the abbey of Coventry.
He had already shown his talents as a speaker at the funeral of Amy Robsart in 1560; and when Sir Thomas White, the founder of the college, was buried in 1564, the Latin oration fell to the lot of Campion.
Ten weeks later, having "given satisfactory proofs of his talents" in a course of lectures on galvanism, he was appointed lecturer, and his promotion to be professor followed on the 31st of May 1802.
They knew well enough the power of invincible Rome; and her advance warned them to take themselves and their talents to the market of the wide world, to which in heart and mind they had always belonged.
It was no doubt owing to his birth and connexions, but still more to his own talents and character, that Lord Palmerston was thrown at a very early age into the full stream of political and official life.
His talents gained him the favourable notice of Hadrian, who appointed him praefect of the free towns in the province of Asia (125).(125).
He was educated in a monasbut preferred a more active life, and by his talents and energy came rapidly to the front.
He was also a man of education and intelligence, superior to those among whom he lived, with natural talents for governing and gaining the esteem of others.
He had raised himself by his military talents from being a groom and private soldier to the position of generalissimo of the army.
Similarity of tastes, views and talents soon established between these two great men a friendship which is rarely to be found amongst military chiefs, and contributed in the fullest measure to the success which the allies obtained.
The attempt to throw off the British yoke was confined to a few disaffected ex-rulers and their heirs, with their numerous clansmen and hangers-on, besides the badmashes and highwaymen who saw their way to profit by the removal of the British administration under which their peculiar talents found no safe outlet.
In the spring of 1518 Leonardo had occasion to exercise his old talents as a festival-master when the dauphin was christened and a Medici-Bourbon marriage celebrated.
Canning, who delivered the eulogy of Pitt in the House of Commons on the 3rd of February, refused to take office in Fox's ministry of "all the talents."
His magnificent talents were used more for the advancement of his ideals and the help of his friends than in the service of his personal ambitions.
Thomas Corneille himself, who to his undoubted talents united wonderful facility, untiring industry, and (gift valuable above all others to the playwright) an extraordinary knack of hitting the public fancy, died, notwithstanding his simple tastes, "as poor as Job."
Brinkley seems at once to have perceived the vast talents of young Hamilton, and to have encouraged him in the kindest manner.
Although he possessed great military talents, Pompeius was the best-hated general of his time owing to his cruelty, avarice and perfidy.
Their advice was of the greatest value to the generals in command, and the military talents of each were the complement of the other's.
Lord Melbourne was without the qualification of attention to details, and he never displayed those brilliant talents which often form a substitute for more solid acquirements.
He wasted his considerable military talents in a series of skirmishes and sieges which had no great results, and after spending countless treasures and harrying many regions, perished obscurely by a wound from a cross-bow-bolt, received while beleaguering Chlus, a castle of a rebellious lord of Aquitaine, the viscount of Limoges (April 6, 1199).
Ministry Several members of Pitts administration were adof alt the mitted to this Ministry of all the Talents, including Talents.
In the conduct of the war the British government had displayed little skill, frittering away its forces Abolition on distant expeditions, instead of concentrating them of the in support of Prussia or Russia, and the chief title slave- to fame of the Ministry of all the Talents is that it trade, secured the passing of the bill for the abolition of the slave-trade (March 25, 1807).
After her marriage she made the acquaintance of the most eminent scientific men of the time, among whom her talents had attracted attention before she had acquired general fame, Laplace paying her the compliment of stating that she was the only woman who understood his works.
He was required to reduce his army, to give up all his decked ships except five, and to pay an indemnity of 1000 talents (L244,000).
He inherited great wealth, but resolved to devote his riches and his talents to the service of the church.
The politicians who envied his talents and believed him a rascal raised the cry of treason.
In later editions he avoided this strain on usage by substituting or adding " merit " in several passages - allowing that some of the laudable qualities which he mentions would be more commonly called talents," but still maintaining that " there is little distinction made in our internal estimation " of " virtues " and " talents."
Of those who remained in Servia the natural leader, by his own position, talents and influence, was Milosh Obrenovich, voyvode of Rudnik.
Gerard Cauvin began to suspect that he had not chosen the most lucrative profession for his son, and that the law offered to a youth of his talents and industry a more promising sphere.
Pitt entered heartily into their plans, and recommended Wilberforce to undertake the guidance of the project as a subject suited to his character and talents.
It was seven years, however, before he had again an opportunity for the display of his great military talents.
He was unable to foresee and unwilling to accept the consequences of his political agitation in 1830 and 1848, and in spite of his talents and acknowledged influence he thus failed to secure the honours won by more uncompromising politicians.
The amount of the treasure, which Harpalus had stated as 700 talents, proved to be no more than 350.
Demosthenes was condemned, fined fifty talents, and, in default of payment, imprisoned.
The revocation of the edict of Nantes vitiated thi-ough a fatal contradiction all the efforts of the latter to create new manufactures; the country was impoverished for tht1 benefit of the foreigner to such a point that economic conditions began to alarm those private persons most noted for their talents, their character, or their regard for the public welfare; such as La Bruyre and Fnelon in 1692, Bois-Guillebert in 1697 and Vauban In.
Although the court was displeased with the religious principles and conduct of Ambrose, it respected his great political talents; and when necessity required, his aid was solicited and generously granted.
Though Grenville's talents were not of the highest order his straightforwardness and industry, together with his knowledge of politics and the moderation of his opinions, secured for him considerable political influence.
His opportunities for regular schooling must have been very scant; but he had cultivated friends who discerned his talents and encouraged their development, and he early formed the habits of wide reading and industrious study that were to persist through his life.
In his earlier years he often spent his evenings in general society, where his knowledge and conversational talents made him the life of every party.
He then endeavoured to buy off the invaders by numerous presents-30 talents of gold, 800 talents of silver, precious stones, couches and thrones inlaid with ivory, girls and eunuchs - but all in vain.
Instead, I made up a story that the tipster had been abducted as a child and therefore was using her psychic talents to help find kidnapped and missing children.
It's unfortunate you don't have a mentor to show you more about your talents.
My brother's people found you and identified your unique gift forâ€¦blocking their natural talents.
Any immortal who comes must check their weapons --and their talents --at the door, or be rendered dead-
Based on their talents, they'll have options to work with the Guardians, depending on what their skills are.
That is the inherent danger of trying to tap into talents or strengths where none exist.
No item is too humble nor too prodigious for Philippe Starck to focus his extraordinary talents on.
Guitar wunderkind Bryan Sutton also whipped up a froth with his hot picking ably abetted by a roster of great talents.
It was said in his obituary that he owed his advancement to unwearied assiduity, good talents, and respectability of character.
These showcased their diverse talents as romantic balladeers across the U.S.
As well as " tailored catch-up " for those falling behind, Ms Kelly promised more to stretch those with particular talents.
A host of renowned chefs appear at the show to demonstrate their culinary talents, allowing visitors to sample their innovative creations.
They are designed to liberate the talents of millions of our fellow citizens who are not properly supported by the present rules.
Second, our success in a globally competitive economy depends on unlocking the talents of all our people.
He was back in the Football League within a year, signing for Cardiff City, who had long coveted his talents.
They were both awarded honorary diplomas for best students, based on their presentations in the ' New Talents ' sessions.
To assemble their varied talents into teams real or virtual, of long or short duration.
Tho Eddie has translated the Vicar's parable of the talents plans as a free fiver for going to church!
Artistic talents Ã¢ making a frieze on a school wall or helping with sculpture.
This is vital for a world-class regional university, with world-wide horizons, using all our talents to the full.
You may use your intellectual talents to benefit humankind some way.
His work is now much acclaimed by collectors, as his talents as one of the leading impressionist is appreciated by the art establishment.
Solutions to complex, and often long-standing problems depend upon a multitude of resources, talents, and expertise.
The opening concert of the Series is a program built around the extraordinary talents of the Hungarian mezzo-soprano Katalin KÃ¡rolyi.
But two reliable talents save Munch from ridiculousness, even when his fantasies get nutty.
Parmesan (cheese)hef was in charge of the canapes and she displayed her talents with the difficult stuffed cherry tomatoes and parmesan crisps.
You tap into John's talents which is financially remunerative to you both.
Only in this way can everyone develop as a fully rounded human being finding self-expression in a range of talents.
The narrow streets house a plethora of interesting boutiques and souvenir shops, many showcasing the talents of local artisans.
The broad educational experience provided by the College enables each girl to develop her talents, be they academic, sporting or creative.
The evening was a mixture of cheeky comedy and seriously sexy strippers each with their own distinctive talents.
A great film nonetheless showcasing the talents of gore guru Tom Savini.
Road safety minded youngsters are being invited to let their artistic talents shine for the chance to win a signed Preston North End shirt.
Marshall combines her vocal talents with her acting background to create the Magic of the Great Divas in her exciting cabaret show.
Perhaps Constable Angua could... um, employ her special talents in the direction of this note?
Sam's vocal talents are astonishing, and she is going to sing jv's and backing vox.
His further promotion was rapid; at the instance of Pope Pius, who thought his talents would be best employed at the bar, he became votante di segnatura, and, on the first vacancy, auditor of the Rota for Rome.
A very able speech in connexion with a famous forgery case having drawn attention to his talents, his success was from that time rapid, he was soon regarded as the leading counsel on the Midland circuit, and in 1796 became a K.C. Entering parliament for Northampton in April of that year, he distinguished himself by his speeches in support of the administration of Pitt.
But the pay was small, and Avicenna wandered from place to place through the districts of Nishapur and Mer y to the borders of Khorasan, seeking an opening for his talents.
An incidental campaign against Aretas, king of the Nabataeans, was ended by the payment of 300 talents by Aretas to secure his possessions.
So far, Mendelssohn had devoted his talents to philosophy and criticism; now, however, an incident turned the current of his life in the direction of the cause of Judaism.
The tribute was fixed at 30 talents.
On the second charge, that of repetundae (extortion during the administration of his province), with especial reference to the io,000 talents paid by Ptolemy for his restoration, he was found guilty, in spite of evidence offered on his behalf by Pompey and witnesses from Alexandria and the eloquence of Cicero, who had been induced to plead his cause.
He was not an orator, and though he could express himself forcibly on occasion, his speech was incoherent and devoid of any of the arts of rhetoric. Clarendon notes on his first appearance in parliament that "he seemed to have a person in no degree gracious, no ornament of discourse, none of those talents which use to reconcile the affections of the standers by; yet as he grew into place and authority his parts seemed to be renewed."
After the flight of the usurper Alexius, and when the blind Isaac, whose claims the crusaders were defending, had been taken by the Greeks from prison a;nd placed on the throne, Villehardouin, with Montmorency and two Venetians, formed the embassy sent to arrange terms. He was again similarly distinguished when it became necessary to remonstrate with Alexius, the blind man's son and virtual successor, on the nonkeeping of the terms. Indeed Villehardouin's talents as a diplomatist seem to have been held in very high esteem, for later, when the Latin empire had become a fact, he was charged with the delicate business of mediating between the emperor Baldwin and Boniface, marquis of Montferrat, in which task he had at least partial success.
His work won such approval that in the year 445 B.C., on the proposition of a certain Anytus, he was voted a sum of ten talents (2400) by decree of the people.
He was disliked by the barons, who nicknamed him Flambard in reference to his talents as a mischief-maker; but he acquired the reputation of an acute financier and appears to have played an important part in the compilation of the Domesday survey.
Conrad possessed military talents, and had many estimable qualities, but he lacked perseverance and foresight, and was hampered by his obligations to the church.
At Weimar her talents, hitherto held in check, found an atmosphere to stimulate and foster them, her aesthetic and literary tastes formed themselves under the influence of Goethe and his circle, and her little salon gained a certain celebrity.
The apogee of palace poetry dates from 1275 to 1280, when young King Diniz displayed his exceptional talents in a circle formed by the best troubadours of his father Alphonso III.
To repel these attacks he employed the talents of a number of court poets and artists, who in public recitation and pageant, in emblematic picture and banner and device, proclaimed the wisdom and kindness of his guardianship and the wickedness of his assailants.
The fact seems to be that the form in which Corneille's work was cast, and which by an odd irony of fate he did so much to originate and make popular, was very partially suited to his talents.
You tap into John 's talents which is financially remunerative to you both.
Growing up in a sleepy town in Devon, he spent most of his time perfecting a ridiculous amount of useless talents.
The editors have gathered together an all-star roster of 32 talents to write pieces on the 32 qualifying teams.
We will not succeed in a competitive global economy unless we open up Britain to the talents of all.
His second track fully exploited his vocal talents, his rich voice adding depths to a song about the joys of a past love.
Watch for the chance to channel your talents into worthwhile pursuits.
At the end of the year, the class decided to pass out awards to recognize their peers' superlative talents and efforts.
A history of the older child's physical and mental abilities, health issues, talents, skills, and development has already been established.
Do they have any hobbies, unique talents or skills?
So if you're a man or woman of many athletic talents, you won't have to have a new pair for every sport; just stock up on lenses of many colors.
They are not out "searching" for new talents.
Look at her portfolio to determine if her talents and your tastes go together.
Some of the biggest names in the industry have the opportunity to show off their talents here, offering demonstrations of their artistic, runway-worthy looks.
Pop icon Gwen Stefani has many passions and talents, and makeup is just one of them.
Born on the island of Barbados, Rhianna is an exotic beauty with a multitude of talents.
Her parents were from Argentina, but it's Kat's paternal grandmother who is attributed with playing a big part in encouraging Kat's artistic talents.
Only they know the limits of their talents.
Whether choosing to dine out, or display your at home culinary talents, consider a sampling of these options.
Each person has different talents and preferences, and those variables impact how stressful a particular job is for any given individual.
Everyone has natural talents and skills that they enjoy doing.
While you may be able to learn how to perform many types of jobs, you'll find your work less stressful if you're able to use your talents and apply the skills that you enjoy the most on a daily basis.
When you find employment that allows you to use your talents in an environment that fits your personality, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of performing work that's naturally less stressful for you.
If your supervisor sees that letting your talents shine creates a win/win situation for both you and the company, he or she will be more apt to let you try.
Perhaps he/she refuses to see your talents and continually bypasses you when it comes to promotions, he/she may have questionable ethics, or you may just have the sneaky suspicion that your boss just doesn't like you.
It is possible that your supervisor doesn't realize that he or she is under utilizing your talents.
The website has a special section for teen actors or other talents.
Emphasize your teen's unique strengths, talents, abilities, and personality.
A portfolio is a collection of headshots, and full body shots that will show off your daughter's talents as a model.
You can get a scholarship in a number of ways, ranging from academic lotteries to athletic ability and even artistic talents.
Your unique talents, skills, and pursuits may be just the key to providing the perfect unique wedding gift.
Consider what talents you have that can translate into making favors.
Look outside yourself to find others who have similar talents that can help make favors, such as recruiting a bridesmaid or father of the bride to help if they are willing.
You can make homemade wedding favors for spring that taps into your crafty talents.
Crafty modern couples often choose to do invites themselves as a way to showcase their own talents, like painting or photography, and incorporate them into the invitation design.
The ubiquitous and popular interior designer Christopher Lowell design talents extend to the Christopher Lowell bedding line.
After the challenges and stresses of a long work day, there is nothing like stepping through the doors of your own home, especially when you have invested a great deal of your own talents toward developing the comfort that you enjoy within.
Especially if you have an artistic streak or a flare for the unusual, creative cupcakes are an excellent outlet to exercise your talents.
These sexy celebrities become icons for their looks as much as they are recognized for their talents.
Celebrities born in August showcase a wide range of talents, from political savvy to musical stardom.
Adam Sandler, born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, is a man of many talents.
His other talents include screen-writing and producing.
From Edward Scissorhands to Pirates of the Caribbean, this versatile actor has also proven to be one of the greatest acting talents around.
His talents have burned up comedy club stages, airwaves and the silver screen for the last few years and if you blink, you just might miss what he's doing next.
While reviewers said it had its funny moments, Cook's comedic talents just didn't shine.
Scarlett Johansson's acting talents have not gone unnoticed.
Benson, and is joined by the voice talents of Renee Zellweger and comedian Chris Rock.
Beckham has played soccer in multiple countries, for multiple leagues, and has won recognition for his talents including an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to the sport.
From an international soccer star to a gorgeous supermodel to a teen heartthrob, the celebrities that are blowing out birthday candles in May are an interesting mix of talents!
The film has been four years in the making, and includes the vocal talents of Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Oprah Winfrey and Chris Rock.
However, her special talents go much further than what she accomplishes on the screen.
She also provided her voice talents for the film Farce of the Penguins and is a public speaker, discussing her meth addiction and recovery.
Acting and writing, though, are not his sole talents in showbiz.
No, Mr. Clooney is lending his talents to saving the environment.
Tina Fey took her writing talents to the big screen when she penned the screenplay for the 2004 film Mean Girls, a comedy starring Lindsay Lohan.
Vince Vaughn continues making his mark in Hollywood with his comedic talents.
Ferrell's vocal talents can be heard in the animated film Curious George (2006).
While it's too early to tell if any serious movie executives are going to take advantage of Haim's talents, rumors have been flying online that Haim will join the cast of the highly anticipated sequel to The Lost Boys.
She is also widely known for her appearance on the VH1 celebrity talent show But Can They Sing? - where she showed off her outrageous outfits and unique singing talents.
This film was also highly praised by critics and Cate began receiving world wide recognition for her acting talents.
In 2005, Stiller provided his vocal talents for the animated film Madagascar.
At this time, the New York Film Critics took notice of Day-Lewis' talents and named him the "Best Supporting Actor" of 1985.
If he keeps working with award winning directors and actors he has been working with recently, there is no doubt that Brolin's talents will continue to be recognized by the public and his peers.
Lucas was very impressed by the young actor's talents and asked Ford to come and read for the part of Han Solo, even though he originally had Kurt Russell, Christopher Walken and Nick Nolte in mind for the part.
The television personality is also an artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive with an impressive line of talents under his name.
With an Emmy under his belt and a good amount of success on The Man Show, Kimmel parlayed his talents, struck a production deal with Comedy Central, and named it Jackhole Industries.
Noticing her talents early, her parents enrolled Leona in the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of five and later at the equally as prestigious schools, the Italia Conti Academy and the BRIT school.
Cowell was so impressed by Lewis' talents that he gave legendary music producer Clive Davis a call.
Well, maybe a bit, but most of the actors have earned their respect through hard work, just as anyone else would in any other field and they earned that respect through their creative talents.
As a culture, people have become obsessed with movie stars, television actors, models and musicians, with a focus on their appearance rather than just their talents.
Demi Lovato is an actor and singer-songwriter who has found roles to showcase both of these talents.
From singing to designing clothing, Beyonce is a young entertainer with an impressive number of talents.
He is one of the most respected and revered musical talents in the world.
Competitors audition by showing off any unique talents they might possess, from singing and dancing to juggling and comedy routines.
Being skilled in the kitchen, she used her cooking talents to form a catering business during the early years of her marriage to Andrew Stewart.
Several other books followed, which mostly focused on her various homemaking talents.
Though she looks much different as an adult than she did on the show, she has gone on to embrace a variety of different talents and skills in her career.
With her many talents, it's surprising that Tina Yothers has managed to keep a fairly low profile since the end of Family Ties.
And the winner Is…Actually, there are six big winners from Texas that have been honored with Oscars for their talents, the first dating back to 1945 and the latest awarded in 2006.
She's honored for her sexy look perhaps as much as her acting talents, with both helping her carve out a name for herself in Hollywood.
Actress Christina Hendricks may have originally achieved notoriety because of her stunning curvaceous body, but through her acting talents she's proven that she's more than just someone to look at.
In addition, Sandra Bullock has lent her musical talents to writing or performance singles for movie soundtracks.
Whether they're topping the music charts, winning awards for their acting roles, writing bestsellers, or contributing their talents to other arts, these stars all have international appeal.
The movement took its cue from the musical talents of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and other musical phenomena who first introduced a new type of music that featured a mixture of rock and roll and country.
His dual talents as a snowboarder and skateboarder meant that he was the first athlete to win the gold in both the Summer and Winter X Games.
It is through his talents and his desire to inspire young people that Shaun partnered with Target.
While scholarships are often based primarily on academic merit or special talents, college grants are based primarily on your need for assistance.
Many college and campus radio stations provide forums for community members to demonstrate their talents.
You may want to focus your amateur videos on displaying your unique talents, such as singing, acting, writing, or other skills rather than on something that can haunt you later on.
Because many cruise ship employees are expected to perform multiple duties, it is wise to highlight unique skills and talents you have that can be leveraged for additional duties, therefore making you a more valuable employee.
Start by determining your own skills and talents, experience and training.
A complete online listing can help you find the position that best suits your talents.
Sporting dogs may be born with basic field and/or tracking instincts, but the right dog training videos and DVDs can help you capitalize on your pet's natural talents.
Many dogs have achieved celebrity status on the World Wide Web through viral videos showcasing their talents.
There have been several dogs that have gained international stardom as a result of a funny or amusing video of their unique talents.
This New Zealand music teacher felt a strong calling to use his musical talents as a way to worship with others, so he began writing and recording his own Christian songs.
As a live piece, it was used as a basis for long and experimental instrumental jams, allowing the band members to showcase their musical talents.
Check out tracks like Stack O' Lee, Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me, I'm Satisfied and Boys, You're Welcome for an introduction to his marvelous talents.
If you get the feeling your talents, enthusiasm, and experience won't be appreciated, move on to the next potential employer.
There are many areas in your community that need the services and talents that you have to offer.
No matter your areas of interest or expertise, there's bound to be someplace to plug in your talents.
Painting or drawing can help you express yourself and find joy in your talents.
They launched the label in October 1985, with their first show coming at the Milano Collezioni show for new talents.
The Dragon Mystery Tour is a way for unsponsored kids, sixteen and under, to showcase their artistic talents to the company.
Promoted as an unconventional and "un-judged" format, these kids get the opportunity to show their talents in actions sports, art, and music.
Disney culinary masters, along with celebrity chefs from television's Food Network and other special guests, exhibit their cooking talents at a variety of free and paid events.
Acclaimed pastry chefs from around the world demonstrate their talents and guests can also enjoy the sweet desserts that are made.
This rival can control the Emeralds with better talents and will team with Sonic or Dr. Eggman, depending on his motivations.
Susan has talents with the bow and musical instruments that can put opponents to sleep or find hidden items.
On paper it sounds great, but in game, some of the talents are practically ridiculous and you still have to waste points on them to get to something you actually can use.
Yves Gras is the winemaker from Domaine Santa Duc, one of the top producers in the Rhône's Gigondas, and he is applying his ample talents to his Côtes-du-Rhône Villages-Cairanne wines as well.
The Artisan Collection wines are small production, often single vineyard wines that showcase the talents of our winemaking team as well as the diversity of the Napa Valley appellations.
One thing Microsoft does do well is create partnerships that utilize talents and expertise where it is needed.
Finding out what special talents or interests these children have and encouraging them through classes or events makes them feel like they matter and are as important as firstborns or lastborns.
Identify and praise the child's talents.
Friends should be encouraged to give separate gifts for birthdays and holidays, taking each child's special interests and talents into account.
They can help a child release pent-up frustration and energy, develop social skills, and discover talents, abilities, and interests.
Ideally, collaboration should highlight the less-popular students' strengths, such as special interests and talents, rather than weaknesses.
As children mature, parents can both challenge and support the child's talents.
Each child with dyslexia has different strengths and weaknesses, although many have unusual talents in art, athletics, architecture, graphics, drama, music, or engineering.
These special talents are often in areas that require the ability to integrate sight, spatial skills, and coordination.
In the absence of genetic markers (facial features, gestures, body language, basic personality, interests, and talents) both adoptive parents and the adopted child must learn how to communicate.
Encourage the child's talents and interests, even if they are different from the adoptive family.
Unlike similar tours, such as American Idol, which only features the top performers of that specific past season, the Dancing with the Stars Tour combines the talents of all the seasons, giving ticket holders quite a show.
Lastly, children should be given the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Following in the footsteps of his idol, Sammy Davis Jr., he worked to expand his talents beyond that of a tap dancer.
He would use his singing talents in tandem with his dancing quite often, whether performing numbers from Porgy and Bess in the movies or on the floorboards of the Great White Way.
Her dancing talents proved to be equal to her acting and modeling ones as she went on to become the first ever winner of Dancing with the Stars.
As one of the top celebrity hair-stylists, Frederic Fekkai took his talents outside the salon by establishing his personal hair care line.
If you use your new skills on others, such as children or a spouse, you can save even more, or you may want to consider starting your own business to make money from your talents.
Not every hairdresser has the same talents, nor the ability to work with every individual hair type the same way.
Many crafters have brought their talents to the table creating a variety of fowl feathers sure to make you ruffle in delight.
Relaxed homeschool programs allow children to develop natural talents and interests that may be put on hold when academic subjects require large blocks of time each day.
A homeschool co-op offers these parents an opportunity to combine their talents and share the teaching workload.
Relaxed homeschoolers are encouraged to realize themselves and cultivate the areas in which they possess talents.
While it's important to choose a career path that closely matches your interests and talents, it's certainly beneficial to think about the types of salaries available for different types of occupations.
Whether your talents lie in science, math, marketing, business management, or another area, with the proper education and training you have the opportunity to pursue a high paying job in a profession that appeals to you.
If you're naturally outgoing and have previously worked in some sort of retail environment, you may find direct sales to be a natural fit with your talents.
Many people work from home using their talents and special abilities.
Take inventory of your talents to get ideas for possible employment.
Some of the jobs rely on talents, skills and personality traits.
First, consider your talents, skills and interests; next, analyze how you can use those factors to make a living.
Look to a seamstress or take advantage of your own talents to sew your own maternity coat alternative.
There are links for professional photographers who specialize in shooting your erotic talents.
Either way the crafter is using her talents for the good of others.
Curran's Gold Dot Shirred String Bikini is just one of many examples of her creative talents in this genre.
And, the kids have fun watching their parents and other adults act out hidden talents like dancing or playing the drums.
Getting cash for your talents is better for the serious player.
Even if you have crafty talents, you may want to consider buying handmade soy candles instead of making them yourself.
She proved so valuable to the Union that in 1864 the Union army made her the "lady in charge of hospitals" and she was able to use her prodigious talents to organize care for wounded soldiers.
In fact, more than 60 million volunteers gave their time and talents last year by putting in more than eight billion man hours.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that when all people in the United States have the opportunity to develop their talents that society thrives.
Other ways that people can get involved with volunteering include charity walks, soliciting donations for an organization and donating your talents to where they can be used best.
Many comedic talents run wild in Bad Santa.