To-pieces sentence example

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  • I mean, you're in Hell maybe even being torn to pieces every day and you're being kind to me.

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  • I'd rather see you alive and here than blown to pieces trying to get across the river.

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  • It took too long for Brady to appear, and her stomach twisted as she imagined him blown to pieces.

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  • At some point, he'd have to snatch Yully and Charles and drag them down to the immortal world and hope they had a chance to Travel before being blasted to pieces.

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  • His rival the Cyclops Polyphemus surprised them together, and crushed him to pieces with a rock.

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  • On the arrival of the news that Hyder had descended from the highlands of Mysore, cut to pieces the only British army in the field, and swept the Carnatic up to the gates of Madras, he at once adopted a policy of extraordinary boldness.

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  • Infuriated, they seized and flung Matvyeev into the square below, where he was hacked to pieces by their comrades.

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  • A body of some 2000 men drawn principally from Antwerp were cut to pieces at Austruweel (March 13, 1567), and their leader John de Marnix, lord of Thouseule, slain.

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  • If he appropriated or sold the implements, impoverished or sublet the cattle, he was heavily fined and in default of payment might be condemned to be torn to pieces by the cattle on the field.

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  • Sicily in the hands ot the Mussulmans, the Theme of Lombardy abandoned to the weak suzerainty of the Greek catapans, the Lombard duchy of Benevento slowly falling to pieces and the maritime republics of Naples, Gaeta and Amalfi extending their influence by commerce in the Mediterranean, were in effect detached from the Italian regno, beyond the jurisidiction of Rome, included in no parcel of Italy proper.

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  • Orpheus, in the manner of his death, was considered to personate the god Dionysus, and was thus the representative of the god torn to pieces every year, a ceremony enacted by the Bacchae in the earliest times with a human victim, afterwards with a bull to represent the bull-formed god.

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  • For forty years after the death of its founder it remained united under the authority of a series of grand khans chosen from among his descendants, and then it began to fall to pieces till the various fractions of it became independent khanates.

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  • Two other United States warships, "Trenton" and "Vandalia," were beaten to pieces on the coral reef; and the German warships "Olga" and "Eber" were wrecked with great loss of life.

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  • It was collision with the English that broke that wonderful fabric to pieces.

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  • After the fall of the Roman empire, it was the nucleus of the kingdom of Carentania, which was founded by Samo, a Frankish adventurer, but soon fell to pieces after his death.

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  • The central sculptures of the western pediment of the Parthenon, which Morosini intended to take to Venice, were unskilfully detached by his workmen, and falling to the ground were broken to pieces.

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  • King Sigismund of Hungary barely escaped in a fishing boat; his army was cut to pieces to a man; among the prisoners taken was Jean Sans Peur, brother of the king of France.

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  • In 1413 Mahommed defeated Mussa, and thus remained sole heir to Bayezid's throne; in seven or eight years he succeeded Mahom- in regaining all the territories over which his father med 1., had ruled, whereas Timur's empire fell to pieces 1413-1421.

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  • The crook is usually richly ornamented, and is divided from the shaft by a boss; the shaft is commonly separated into sections by rings, so that it can be taken to pieces.

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  • In 1886 the old Liberal party was run on the rocks and went to pieces.

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  • The invasion of 1054 was checked by the battle of Mortemer; in 1058 the French rearguard was cut to pieces at Varaville on the Dive, in the act of 'crossing the stream.

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  • Next day, as he was crossing the bridge of Buda, Lamberg was dragged from his carriage by a frantic mob and torn to pieces.

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  • Statues of Blanco, which had been erected in various places in the city of Caracas, were broken by the mob, and wherever a portrait of the dictator was found it was torn to pieces.

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  • If the glass is very badly annealed, the lenses made from it may fly to pieces during or of ter manufacture, but apart from such extreme cases the optical effects of internal strain are not readily observed except in large optical apparatus.

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  • He sought refuge in a house in the Riddarhus Square, but the mob rushed after him, brutally maltreated him and tore his robes to pieces.

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  • Juvenal, in his seventeenth satire, takes as his text a religious riot between the Tentyrites and the neighbouring Ombites, in the course of which an unlucky Ombite was torn to pieces and devoured by the opposite party.

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  • On his way he was repeatedly mobbed and had many narrow escapes from being torn to pieces.

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  • The situation was critical, for the hard-won domains of the house of Capet seemed likely to fall to pieces during a minority.

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  • In her haste she dropped her veil, which the lion tore to pieces with jaws stained with the blood of an ox.

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  • The Lutheran church seemed in danger of falling to pieces.

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  • At the very time when Lithuania was thus becoming a compact, united, powerful state, Poland seemed literally to be dropping to pieces.

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  • Eighteen months later (Dec. 14, 1575), mainly through the influence of Jan Zamoyski, Stephen Bathory, prince of Transylvania, was elected king of Poland by the szlachta in opposition to the emperor Maximilian, who had been elected two days previously by the senate, after disturbances which would have rent any other state but Poland to pieces.

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  • Irish brigades served on both sides and shot each other to pieces as at Fredericksburg.

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  • But in September of the same year his revolted troops attacked the British residency, and the resident, Sir Louis Cavagnari, and his staff and suite were cut to pieces.

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  • At Aduatuca (near Aixla-Chapelle) a newly-raised legion was cut to pieces by the Eburones under Ambiorix, while Quintus Cicero was besieged in the neighbourhood of Namur and only just relieved in time by Caesar, who was obliged to winter in Gaul in order to check the spread of the rebellion.

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  • Returning to Italy, he quelled a mutiny of the legions (including the faithful Tenth) in Campania, and crossed to Africa, where a republican army of fourteen legions under Scipio was cut to pieces at Thapsus (6th of April 46 B.C.).

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  • The dashing rider, Colonel Banastre Tarleton, cut to pieces (April 14, 1780) a detachment of Lincoln's cavalry, and followed it up by practically destroying Buford's Virginia regiment near the North Carolina border.

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  • In May he cut to pieces a small body of Templars and Hospitallers at Tiberias, and, on July 4th, inflicted a crushing defeat upon the united Christian army at Hittin.

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  • When the larval development is completed the test is cast off, its cells breaking apart and falling to pieces leaving the young animal with a well-developed shell exposed and the internal organs in an advanced state.

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  • She was cut to pieces and forced to surrender, after suffering heavy loss, and inflicting very little on the "Constitution."

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  • During his lifetime the empire was already falling to pieces before the inroads of the Sikhs and Mahrattas, and through internal dissensions.

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  • He saw his mother's beloved mentor, and his own best friend, Artamon Matvyeev, torn, bruised and bleeding, from his retaining grasp and hacked to pieces.

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  • Generally speaking, however, each tribe formed a political unit in itself, and the combinations brought together from time to time in the hands of powerful kings were liable to fall to pieces after the first disaster.

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  • Whatever system is used, care must be taken not to batter the head of the pile to pieces with the heavy ram.

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  • A body of 6000 men under Count William of Nassau were surprised and utterly cut to pieces.

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  • When we come to pieces of very irregular shape, such as crank-shafts, anchors, trunnions, &c., we must resort to forging, except for purposes for which unforged castings are good enough.

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  • He desired to invade Africa, which on account of its corn crops was now the key of the position; but his ships were dashed to pieces by a storm in which many of his soldiers perished.

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  • A vast crowd on hearing this collected outside, and finally burst into the prison, seized the two brothers and literally tore them to pieces.

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  • A body of the rebels which had escaped from the field was met and cut to pieces at the foot of the Alps by Pompey (the Great), who was returning from Spain.

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  • In the garrets was his library, a large and miscellaneous collection of books, falling to pieces and begrimed with dust.

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  • While these events were in progress, it seemed not impossibi that the Austrian empire would fall to pieces.

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  • The budget was torn to pieces in the committee selected to report on it; the Liberal members, after a vain protest, seceded; and the Conservative majority had a free hand to amend it in accordance with their views.

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  • The power of Thero fell to pieces under his son Thrasydaeus.

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  • His power was military aristocracy resting on the personal qualities of its founder, and after his death the Sikh confederacy gradually crumbled and fell to pieces through sheer want of leadership; and the rule of the Sikhs in the Punjab passed away completely as soon as it incurred the hostility of the British.

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  • Among the Persians, again, and more remarkably among the ancient Britons, there was a class of chariot having the wheels mounted with sharp, sickle-shaped blades, which cut to pieces whatever came in their way.

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  • A cement not perfectly sound will give low results in the hot test, and a cement of indifferent soundness will crack and go to pieces.

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  • He began at once to enforce order in the Hauteville possessions, where the ducal power had long been falling to pieces.

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  • On all hands he was then considered dignus imperio - it was only as the new administration went to pieces that people began to add nisi imperasset.

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  • In February 1429 the Scots under the orifiamme were cut to pieces in " The Battle of the Herrings " at Rouvray.

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  • Crabbe was torn to pieces - presumably by the familiar spirits of the Monk - and the fragments were scattered over the water.

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  • For in September the envoy, Sir Louis Cavagnari, with his staff and escort, was massacred at Kabul, and the entire fabric of a friendly alliance went to pieces.

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  • A force of 2000 sepoys was cut to pieces at Patna, and about 200 Englishmen in various parts of the province fell into the hands of the Mahommedans, and were subsequently massacred.

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  • The diplomacy of Hastings won over the nizam and the Mahratta raja of Nagpur, but the army of Hyder Ali fell like a thunderbolt upon the British possessions in the Carnatic. A strong detachment under Colonel Baillie was cut to pieces at Perambakam, and the Mysore cavalry ravaged the country unchecked up to the walls of Madras.

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  • The remaining bodies of Pindaris were attacked in their homes, surrounded, and cut to pieces.

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  • Almost immediately afterwards the empire he had amassed rather than consolidated fell to pieces.

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  • But a division sent by Merwan to the Hejaz was cut to pieces.

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  • As a structure composed of diverF ill-connected parts it fell to pieces at its builder's death, leaving little but the incubus of a memory, the fascination of a mighty name, to dominate the mind of medieval Europe.

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  • It is easily taken to pieces for cleaning, and readily re-erected.

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  • In his absence the army was cut to pieces by the Turks; and he was left in Constantinople without any followers, during the winter of 1096-1097, to wait for the coming of the princes.

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  • Being discovered he was torn to pieces by Agave and others, who mistook him for some wild beast.

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  • Some identify Pentheus with Dionysus himself in his character as the god of the vine, torn to pieces by the violence of winter.

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  • Her work was so perfect that Athena, enraged at being unable to find any blemish in it, tore it to pieces.

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  • Yanvo fell to pieces on the death of the chief Muteba, killed in a war with the Kioke, a Bantu tribe of the upper Kasai, in 1892.

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  • The domestic and social affections, the kindly care of the young and the old, some acknowledgment of marital and parental obligation, the duty of mutual defence in the tribe, the authority of the elders, and general respect to traditional custom as the regulator of life and duty, are more or less well marked in every savage tribe which is not disorganized and falling to pieces.

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  • The female heads are spinose with long pungent bracts, fall entire when ripe and are carried away by wind or sea, becoming finally anchored in the sand and falling to pieces.

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  • This brigade was attacked by overwhelming numbers, and on the remaining brigades advancing in support, they were successively cut to pieces by the encircling masses of the enemy.

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  • The brilliant exploits begun by the sack of Leon and Realejo by the English under Davis have, even in their variety and daring, a sameness which deprives them of interest, and the wonderful confederacy is now seen to be falling gradually to pieces.

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  • Pulleys are also built up of wrought iron and steel, and can then be constructed entirely free from internal stress; they are thus much lighter and stronger, and are not liable to fly to pieces like cast iron if they break.

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  • But the colonists rallied, and cut to pieces a great Irish army at Athenry (1316), while in the next year Roger Mortimer, a hard-handed baron of the Welsh march, crossed with reinforcements and drove back Edward Bruce into the north.

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  • There it was mercilessly picked to pieces by a select committee.

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  • To be brief, in less than four years the government had well-nigh worn out its own patience with its own errors, failures and distractions, and would gladly have gone to pieces when it was defeated on an Irish university bill.

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  • Thus in the summer of 1793 France seemed to be falling to pieces.

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  • The book appeared anonymously, the author having, as he himself says, nothing in view beyond furnishing a statement of the faith of the persecuted Protestants, whom he saw cruelly cut to pieces by impious and perfidious court parasites.'

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  • Amid many sufferings, however, and frequent attacks of sickness, he manfully pursued his course; nor was it till his frail body, torn by many and painful diseases - fever, asthma, stone, and gout, the fruits for the most part of his sedentary habits and unceasing activity - had, as it were, fallen to pieces around him, that his indomitable spirit relinquished the conflict.

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  • Their empire in Gaul, encroached upon in the north by the Belgae, a kindred race, and in the south by the Iberians, gradually contracted in area and eventually crumbled to pieces.

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  • His titles increased, indeed, but not his power; for while his kingdom was thus growing in area it was falling to pieces.

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  • By 1640 the feebleness of the monarchy was so notorious that it began to fall to pieces.

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  • Thaddeus of Suessa was hacked to pieces by the mob; the imperial crown was placed in mockery on the head of a hunch-backed beggar, who was carried back in triumph into the city.

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  • They cut to pieces the body of St Demetrius, the patron saint of Salonica, who had been the Roman proconsul of Greece, under Maximian, and was martyred in A.D.

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  • Hildebrand, horrified at her deed, sprang forward and cut her to pieces with his sword.

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  • White Gods inherit their title, but Black Gods normally get hacked to pieces by their successors.

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  • No demon can waltz into the middle of my stronghold without being chopped to pieces.

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  • The ordeal over, she was going to pieces.

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  • And yet, in spite of every critically analytic bone in our body, we do of course absolutely love this game to pieces.

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  • Some believe he was pierced by an arrow in his eye and others believe he was hacked to pieces by Norman knights.

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  • In today's world, women are up there with men, slaughtering the goat and cutting it in to pieces.

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  • It was not long until the dogs uncovered the minstrel on the banks of the Tyne and tore him to pieces.

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  • Then there are the larger, outdoor playhouses which generally do not come to pieces for storage and cannot be used indoors.

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  • The jokes and puns come thick and fast as the Carry On team hilariously tear imperial pretensions to pieces.

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  • Two boats were lowered which were slashed to pieces by the still rotating propellers killing 21 of the 34 occupants which included medical staff.

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  • The ants go up the inside of the hollow stem of the flower stalks and literally eat the flower to pieces.

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  • It was on Cithaeron that Actaeon was changed into a stag, that Pentheus was torn to pieces by the Bacchantes whose orgies he had been watching, and that the infant Oedipus was exposed.

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  • After the death of Eurydice, Orpheus rejected the advances of the Thracian women, who, jealous of his faithfulness to the memory of his lost wife, tore him to pieces during the frenzy of the Bacchic orgies.

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  • The diet of 1497 passed most of its time in constructing, and then battering to pieces with axes and hammers, a huge wooden image representing the ministers of the crown, who were corrupt enough, but immovable, since they regularly appeared at the diet with thousands of retainers armed to the teeth, and openly derided the reforming endeavours of the lower gentry, who perceived that something was seriously wrong, yet were powerless to remedy it.

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  • He returned in 146 to find Corinth in ruins, the fairest cities of Achaea at the mercy of the Roman soldiery, and the famous Achaean League shattered to pieces (see Achaean League).

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  • No one knows how he escaped being dashed to pieces.

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  • I'll hack the dog to pieces!

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  • But Napoleon came and swept him aside, unconscious of his existence, as he might brush a chip from his path, and his Bald Hills and his whole life fell to pieces.

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  • Besides, when I was in Petersburg I felt (I can say this to you) that the whole affair would go to pieces without me--everyone was pulling his own way.

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  • By the end, Murray 's clever, quick-witted tennis had picked Roddick 's more limited game to pieces.

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  • Using his surprise attack King Harold 's forces cut the Vikings to pieces.

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  • Styles can range from simple cuddlers to pieces of custom furniture.

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  • One of them is housebreaking, and another is not chewing your whole house to pieces.

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  • Or these cut-back plants may be earthed up and later pulled to pieces and pricked out in boxes of sandy soil.

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  • The plant is increased by division, though being often starved and delicate from confinement in small worm-defiled pots, exposed to daily vicissitudes, it is rarely strong enough to be pulled to pieces.

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  • For plus size women, there are a range of options in silky lingerie, from sexy items to pieces that double as loungewear for lazy mornings.

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  • Apparently when Halo fired, it shook itself to pieces and the portal couldn't withstand it.

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  • Knocked unconscious, you wake up to discover that a shipmate has died, and the boat is smashed to pieces.

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  • You'll undoubtedly pull it out year after year and wear it to pieces (all the more reason to buy a few!).

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  • You can also pick up an audio guide inside the Colosseum, or just wander near other tour groups and listen in to pieces of their speech.

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  • Many of the Van Cleef and Arpels watches are closely aligned to pieces of fine jewelry.

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