How to use Too-much in a sentence

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  • The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was too much weight to handle.

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  • Don't eat too much dust today.

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  • He had been spending too much time with the television lately.

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  • Or are you having too much fun?

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  • I've received too much sympathy in the last few weeks.

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  • Getting information about him from Katie is too much work.

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  • The day was getting hot and it took too much energy to argue.

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  • It took too much effort to look up at the sun to measure time.

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  • It's an heirloom of sorts; a big old house - too much for me to take care of and work the ranch as well.

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  • She needed him too much to wait and closed the distance between them, wrapping her arms around him.

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  • There was too much blood for it to all be yours.

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  • Wynn wasn't about to ask why it was secret or spend too much time in Hell with the violent creature before him.

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  • I missed you too much not to come home.

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  • I realize in most ways Edith isn't deserving of too much sympathy, but I still think of her as a tragic figure.

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  • You'd better put the sling on so you won't forget and use it too much.

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  • This new baby... it will not be too much?

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  • Maybe that was what Felipa was talking about - that she fussed over him too much.

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  • No, she was reading too much into an innocent good night kiss.

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  • He had probably reached a point that the ranch and house were too much work.

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  • Romas isn't bad, but I can imagine most of these guys have a bit too much testosterone.

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  • Apparently the attack didn't do too much damage to the heart.

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  • Edith had to know about Annie's death—otherwise her carbon copy suicide is just too much of a coincidence.

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  • I've got too much going for me right now to be thinking about those jerks.

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  • The pen was just too much of a coincidence.

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  • Hopefully, this was his one and only session with drinking too much.

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  • Actually, it was way too much house as far as she was concerned, but she wasn't buying it.

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  • He had enough alcohol in his veins to believe he could drive, and too much pride to leave the party in the passenger seat.

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  • She had spent too much time hating him to do that all in one day, though.

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  • Do you think my jaws flap too much?

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  • Of course, if you think it would be too much work... you'll only have two weeks.

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  • The ranch was too beautiful - too interesting and too much like home.

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  • I'm having too much fun.

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  • She was little more than half-done and already he thought it was too much?

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  • Howie asked about my job and confessed he was spending far too much time doing nothing.

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  • After too much heated discussion, I agreed to give a less than specific tip saying I didn't believe the child was abducted.

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  • Discuss it with the others but don't take too much time.

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  • Doesn't sound like that news worries you too much.

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  • Two hours later, after too much coffee and too much worrying, and only Bumpus to talk to I telephoned Howie.

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  • He really wasn't too much bigger than a cat, not when compared to an adult.

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  • I've said too much.

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  • It was familiar to her, but too much a part of him to heal.

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  • Her head ached too much to respond.

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  • There was too much wrong with the woman's words, but she dumped her confusion and wounded feelings to ask, "Where has he gone?"

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  • Yet her naiveté was almost too much for him to bear.

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  • Once again, there was too much behind his simple statement for her to address.

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  • Her eyes hurt too much to make sense of the world around her.

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  • She closed her eyes, in too much pain to concentrate.

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  • Today, she had left, because the idea of eternity in the red desert with a creature incapable of caring for her was too much for her to bear.

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  • The emotions from watching the videos was almost too much.

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  • Besides, you've got too much on your minds— running for sheriff, little Martha leaving and all—you don't need to hear about the ghosts in my closet.

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  • I guess we was poor, but we were too broke to know it and having too much fun finding ways not to be.

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  • The word is Miss Larkin's one hot lady—used to be married, but likes variety too much to do it again.

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  • Dean speculated that they might be concentrating too much on Fitzgerald and the Dawkinses, and not on others who had access to the Deans' quarters.

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  • I don't know whose bones were in the Lucky Pup Mine, but Josh Mulligan died in 1987 of cirrhosis of the liver from drinking too much.

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  • There was too much resentment in his voice for it to be the result of one week with the human she created.

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  • There was too much truth in them for his comfort.

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  • Well, just write him a note and if we don't make it back before he gets home, it shouldn't be too much longer.

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  • Were you afraid I was too much of a prude to acknowledge him?

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  • As she watched them walk toward the house, it occurred to her that the reason Alex didn't like him was that they were too much alike.

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  • Unlike Logan, this man wouldn't hesitate or complain about holding her on the days when the pain was too much.

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  • It was too much.

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  • There was a little too much outside interference.

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  • He'd come close to saying too much since arriving at the beach.

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  • She'd dared to hope again that everything was a hallucination brought on by too much alcohol, until Toby burst in chasing a cat she didn't remember owning.

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  • She didn't let herself think too much about what it might be, how she ended up in Hell, or why she'd just let some otherworldly creature with fuzzy hands cut off her clothes.

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  • She'd lived through too much the past few days to be eaten by some boogeyman in a dark cell!

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  • You drink too much and talk too much.

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  • Kiera's thoughts, warm and fuzzy after too much of Evelyn's special punch, drifted as she gazed into the quiet night sky.

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  • She loved him too much to interfere in his life.

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  • He had taken way too much blood.

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  • I took too much blood, she's dying.

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  • You would be too much of a distraction.

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  • This is too much.

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  • Try not to worry too much.

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  • I think it's just a bit too much to watch.

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  • I've been procrastinating way too much lately.

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  • The last thing he needed was Connor losing it from too much human scent his first time out.

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  • It was just too much for him to deal with all at once.

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  • She has a bit too much Diprivan in her system.

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  • Besides, if the dairy went belly up, it would please Josh too much.

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  • That's two more... and too much.

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  • Katie tried to keep her inside, but there was too much to do.

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  • Maybe Josh never pushed me about sex because we're too much like sister and brother.

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  • Was it too much to allow him time to think about it?

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  • There were three people with access to the keypads, and one was sleeping in the barracks from too much drugs.

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  • She had too much to do to sleep!

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  • Her head hurt too much to read, and she lowered the bag.

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  • The meds in her system, the weakness from her injury, the night itself was too much for her to digest fully.

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  • She refused, knowing there was too much at stake for her to dwell in her emotions.

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  • He spent too much time overseas.

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  • She hurt too much right now.

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  • It hurt too much to think of her Guardian.

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  • He had too much respect for her and Tim to make her a mistress when he almost felt compelled to make her something more.

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  • The idea of emeralds swimming around in a lake was too much for Katie.  She felt nauseous again at her overwhelming situation and stopped, leaning against a tree.  What she would give for a sip of real water!

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  • To quote Tamer, there's too much bureaucracy.

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  • You've spent too much time with Death.  When did you learn to think?

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  • He added, "I guess that's why Jeff had too much booze."

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  • We all drink a little too much once in a while.

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  • Dean spent the evening alone, drinking too much beer.

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  • That's too much time in between.

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  • Then, in a fit of honesty, he apologized for having put away a bit too much booze after he dropped her off.

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  • And yet he knew he couldn't turn his back on the quest—there were too many cop years and too much history in the make up of David Dean.

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  • There was too much that could go wrong, but Winston insisted.

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  • Dad's old truck would take too much money to fix, and where would she get the money for a down payment on another - without depleting her savings?

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  • It's too much for me, Carmen.

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  • He was spending way too much on her.

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  • Maybe I took too much for granted.

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  • Whatever his ranking of lover, Alex at least knew she was inexperienced, so hopefully he wouldn't be expecting too much.

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  • None were an issue with either of them, nor were exercise or body weight – too much or too little.

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  • Did she drink too much coffee?

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  • Did you decide not to get the rabbits, or do you have too much to do already?

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  • To her way of thinking, it exposed too much breast, but no one was there to see it.

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  • Maybe they had been through too much too soon.

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  • She wasn't about to let him use her to betray any of them, especially Darian, who had gone through too much already.

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  • He thinks about it too much.

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  • I have too much respect for you not to be direct about the fact I'm interested in you.

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  • I'm enjoying this too much.

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  • The dark lust was gone, though his gaze still carried too much interest.

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  • She found herself liking this Darian too much.

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  • You're too much like me to do anything without a purpose.

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  • I hope it didn't cause you too much trouble.

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  • She'd lost too much weight over the past couple of weeks.

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  • He was too much like Memon not to act against someone he no longer needed.

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  • You must understand I have too much to do here to help you.

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  • He wanted to push the warrior into more, but he was too much like his devoted predecessors.

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  • I hope no one wants to spend too much time here.

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  • Maybe they were both putting too much faith in Katie.

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  • With nine people in the dining room, there was too much distraction to start the orientation.

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  • He is … too much.

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  • She was making too much of something innocent.

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  • He said I humiliated him and we fight too much.

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  • Carmen's first instinct was not to say anything, but too much had been said already and Alex deserved some defense.

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  • It was too much for her and she knew it at this point.

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  • Maybe it's because he's getting too much encouragement from you.

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  • She started cleaning the dishes, thinking all the while that he was too much like her father.

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  • You've got a little too much pride, yourself.

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  • He wasn't hunting for dinner; he was moving with too much purpose.

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  • Jessi's head was spinning too much for her to register much of the world.

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  • Not that he cared too much.

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  • Sorry. I tend to talk too much when I'm nervous.

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  • Somehow, he knew too much about her purpose there.

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  • We're doing an extreme close-up, so we don't have to do too much post-photo work.

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  • Xander was enjoying his newfound status too much to sacrifice it now, especially when he had a line of women ready to please him.

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  • The tray was too much for her hurt arm, which could support no weight.

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  • He wore only judo pants again this morning, his relaxed body reminding her too much of what it felt like to lie beneath him the day before.

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  • One of them pushed her to keep her from dragging her feet too much.

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  • I hope it didn't cost you too much.

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  • Jessi didn't retreat, her body burning for him too much for her to want to leave.

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  • Only in the descriptions of scenery, which here resemble too much purple patches, does George Sand reveal her true inspiration, the artistic qualities by which she will live.

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  • The route which these caravans follow is a chaussee as far as Erzerum, but this in places is too much broken to admit of the transit of wheeled vehicles.

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  • Recent criticism has been far more impartial, and almost too much respect has been paid to his attainments, especially in the matter of metre, though Lydgate himself, with offensive lightheartedness, admits his poor craftsmanship.

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  • The remarkable feature of French church polity was its aristocratic nature, which it owed to the system of co-optation; and the exclusion of the congregation from direct and frequent interference in spiritual matters prevented many evils which result from too much intermeddling on the part of the laity.

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  • It is too much to call him "the first of German historians"; he is a forerunner of Gottfried Arnold, with more vigour and directness of purpose.

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  • The value of oak bark depends upon the amount of tannin contained in it, which varies much, depending not only on the growth of the tree but on the care bestowed on the preparation of the bark itself, as it soon ferments and spoils by exposure to wet, while too much sun-heat is injurious.

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  • In Naples King Ferdinand retained some of the laws and institutions of Murats rgime, and many of the functionaries of the former government entered Naples his service; but he revived the Bourbon tradition, the odious police system and the censorship; and a degrading religious bigotry, to which the masses were all too much inclined, became the basis of government and social iife.

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  • A British alliance would have been preferable, but the British government was too much concerned with the preservation of European peace.

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  • King Victor Emmanuel and Cavour both wrote to Garibaldi urging him not to spoil all by aiming at too much.

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  • Replying on the 9th of April 1878 to interpellations by Visconti-Venosta and other deputies on the impending Congress of Berlin, he appeared free from apprehension lest I Italy, isolated, might find herself face to face with a change of the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and declared that in the event of serious complications Italy would be too much sought after rather than too niuch forgotten.

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  • Unfortunately in the case of Signor Sonnino public opinion expected too much and did not take to the idea of such a compromise.

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  • The presence of too much sugar in solution in the sap of the cell inhibits the activity of the chloroplasts; hence the necessity for its removal.

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  • Finding the inhabitants too much attached to.

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  • It is not too much to say that the conviction of the justice of their cause that carried the northern states successfully through the Civil War was largely due to the arguments of Webster.

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  • He was opposed to the summoning of the states-general advocated by Malesherbes (May 6, 1775), possibly on the ground that the two privileged orders would have too much power in them.

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  • This system, which for many years subsequently was regarded as authoritative, has been subjected to vigorous criticism by later economists, and it is perhaps not too much to say that it now possesses mainly an historical interest.

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  • It would perhaps be too much to say that the full consideration of this point has revolutionized the theory of value, but it has certainly created what seems almost a new science in close contact with the actual life of the modern.

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  • When Lucien pressed him to "dare," he replied "Alas, I have dared only too much already."

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  • His intense application to affairs is noted by the English minister, John Robinson (1650-1723), who informed his court that there was every prospect of a happy reign in Sweden, provided his majesty were well served and did not injure his health by too much work.

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  • It is not too much to say that his imperturbable equanimity, his serene bonhomie kept the host together.

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  • The effort was too much for him; he left the church exhausted, took to his bed, and died at Metz on the 13th of September 1565.

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  • Without pledging ourselves to the acceptance of all its details - some of which, as is only natural, cannot be sustained with our present knowledge - it is certainly not too much to say that Merrem's merits are almost incomparably superior to those of any of his predecessors.

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  • Cuvier seems to have acquiesced in the corrections of his views made by Geoffroy, and attempted no rejoinder; but the attentive and impartial student of the discussion will see that a good deal was really wanting to make the latter's reply effective, though, as events have shown, the former was hasty in the conclusions at which he arrived, having trusted too much to the first appearance of centres of ossification, for, had his observations in regard to other birds been carried on with the same attention to detail as in regard to the fowl, he would certainly have reached some very different results.

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  • The eggs are now too much in one basket, and local disease, or bad weather, or some other misfortune, may diminish by serious percentages the supplies anticipated.

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  • Conceived in the Hildebrandine spirit, his reforms led by a natural sequence to strained relations between Church and State; the equilibrium which he established was unstable, and depended too much upon his personal influence with the Conqueror.

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  • Unhappily the exertion of directing so many consecutive performances seems to have been too much for the veteran master's strength, for towards the close of 1882 his health began to decline rapidly.

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  • He moreover accuses Eratosthenes, (whose determination of a degree he accepts without hesitation) with trusting too much to hypothesis in compiling his map instead of having recourse to latitudes and longitudes deduced by astronomical observations.

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  • In the early periods of their history the Greeks depended too much on their nets to capture game, and it was not until later times that they pursued their prey with dogs, and then not with greyhounds, which run by sight, but with beagles, the dwarf hound which is still very popular.

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  • In later years he did not shrink from uttering a word of warning and advice, when he thought that the master of the Florentine republic was too much inclined to yield to pleasure.

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  • Yet we must not expect too much from the Gathas in the way of definite detail.

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  • The granular tufa is useless for either purpose, containing too much earth to be employed in making mortar, and being far too soft to be used as stone for building.

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  • Bennigsen, however, drew off on Ney's arrival, and the French were too much exhausted to pursue him.

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  • The enemy's escape annoyed him greatly, the absence of captured guns and prisoners reminded him too much of his Russian experiences, and he redoubled his.

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  • Her own preference for a moderate republic or a constitutional monarchy was quite sincere, and, even if it had not been so, her own character and Napoleon's were too much alike in some points to admit of their getting on together.

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  • Copies of it are rare, however, and it has been too much neglected by historians.

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  • The point of this leading shoot is subsequently pinched off, that it may not draw away too much of the sap. If the fruit sets too abundantly, it must be thinned, first when as large as peas, reducing the clusters, and then when as large as nuts to distribute the crop equally; the extent of the thinning must depend on the vigour of the tree, but one or two fruits ultimately left to each square foot of wall is a full average crop. The final thinning should take place after stoning.

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  • On the other hand, it is not too much to say that, from the end of 1759 to the end of 1761, the unshakable firmness of the Russian empress was the one constraining political force which held together the heterogeneous, incessantly jarring elements of the anti-Prussian combination.

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  • To enumerate even a tenth part of the successful arbitrations in recent times would occupy too much space.

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  • Then, as he had incurred too much of the odium of a creature of Concini to hope for royal favour, he resigned himself to the post of chief adviser to Marie de' Medici in her exile at Blois.

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  • Again the closest analogy is the state of the Mongols in the 13th century, but too much weight must not be put on this, as the natural conditions of steppe-ranging nomads dictated the greater part of them.

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  • And it is not too much to say that that view - which to some extent appears in the historical psalms of the Ehohistic Psalter - implies absolute incapacity to understand the difference between old Israel and later Judaism, and makes almost anything possible in the way of the ascription of comparatively modern pieces to ancient authors.

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  • It is not too much to suppose that the executive in Pretoria had calculated that the occupation of Durban would inspire the entire Dutch nation with a spirit of unanimity which would eventually wrest South Africa' from the British.

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  • Climate then is one of the forces which play an important part in the evolution of dress; at the same time care must be taken not to attribute too much influence to it.

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  • Laennec, it is hardly too much to say that this simple and purely mechanical invention has had more influence on the development of modern medicine than all the "systems" evolved by the most brilliant intellects of the 18th century.

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  • Sufferers from mental disease are still regarded too much as troublesome persons to be hidden away in humane keeping, rather than as cases of manifold and obscure disease, to be studied and treated by the undivided attention of physicians of the highest skill.

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  • Yet it is not too much to say that there is no work in any literature that produces a profounder impression of sincerity.

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  • Neither the British government nor the growing party in the colonies which was clamouring for colonial rights received the plan with favour - the former holding that it gave the colonies too much independence, and the latter that it gave them too little.

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  • If the soil holds too much it becomes water-logged and its temperature falls below the point for healthy growth, at any rate of the kinds of plants.

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  • In some cases as little as 40 loads per acre have been used with benefit, in others 180 loads have not been too much.

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  • The turf is taken off either with the breast plough - a paring tool pushed forward from the breast or thighs by the workman - or with specially constructed paring ploughs or shims. The depth of the sod removed should not be too thick or burning is difficult and too much humus is destroyed unnecessarily, nor should it be too thin or the roots of the herbage are not effectually destroyed.

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  • It is best adapted for application to clays and fen lands and should not be practised on shallow light sands or gravelly soils, since the humus so necessary for the fertility of such areas is reduced too much and the soil rendered too porous and liable to suffer from drought.

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  • Some continental writers, in dealing with the origin of municipal government throughout western Europe, have, however, ascribed too much importance to the Anglo-Saxon gilds, exaggerating their prevalence and contending that they form the germ of medieval municipal government.

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  • Turkey was indeed too much occupied by the war with Russia to pay much attention to Arab affairs, though a few years later she attempted to occupy Bahrein by a coup de main, which was only frustrated by the action of a British gunboat.

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  • He was too much under the sway of feeling and concrete imagination to be capable of great things in abstract thought.

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  • He was fundamentally too much a man of strong convictions to be correctly described as open-minded, for if nature ever determined any man's faith, it was his; the root of his whole intellectual life, which was too deep to be disturbed by any superficial change in his philosophy, being the feeling for God.

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  • Thus though neither botanically nor ornithologically correct, their flowers and their birds show a ttuth to nature, and a habit of minute observation in the artist, which cannot be too much admired.

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  • It is not too much to say, indeed, that when Japan opened her doors to foreigners in the middle of the 19th century, she possessed a system of roads some of which bore striking testimony to her medieval greatness.

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  • To the specialists in sciences which were advancing rapidly and in divergent directions to results which often reacted on and transformed their initial assumptions, Spencer has often appeared too much of a philosopher and defective in specialist knowledge.

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  • But he knew too much of the English to suppose they would Tolerate an armed invasion, and he accordingly made it clear that he would not undertake active interference unless he received a definite invitation from leading Englishmen.

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  • He poses too much as a fine gentleman, and is so anxious not to be taken for a pedant of the vulgar scholastic kind that he falls into the hardly more attractive pedantry of the aesthete and virtuoso.

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  • Logic he probably despised as merely an instrument of pedants - a judgment for which, in his day, and especially at the universities, there was only too much ground.

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  • His brother, Sir John Lenthall, who, it was said, had too much influence with him, was notorious for his extortions as keeper of the King's Bench prison.

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  • On the 28th of May Rupert and d'Estrees, believing that De Ruyter was too much afraid of their superior numbers to venture to sea, sent in a squadron of light vessels and fire-ships to attack him, but he took the offensive at once, scattering the light squadron, and falling with energy on the restof the fleet, which, not being in expectation of a vigorous assault, was taken at a disadvantage.

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  • The analyses of modern chemists have now revealed the existence of 32 out of the 80 known elements as existing dissolved in sea-water, and it is scarcely too much to say that the remaining elements also exist in minute traces which the available methods of analysis as yet fail to disclose.

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  • The air was continually returned and circulated until it was too much contaminated with carbonic acid to be further used, a condition which limited the use of the apparatus to a very short period.

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  • He tried to find some middle ground of reconciliation, and kept up his quiet work of informing England as to the opinions and conditions of the colonies, and of moderating the attitude of the colonies toward the home government; so that, as he said, he was accused in America of being too much an Englishman, and in England of being too much an American.

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  • It is not even safe, according to these two fathers, to commit too much to writing; and Clement undertakes not to reveal in writing many secrets known to the initiated among his readers; otherwise the indiscreet eye of the heathen may rest on them, and he will have cast his pearls before swine.

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  • Building upon the foundations laid by Hasak and other Catholic writers who have been too much neglected by Protestant historians, Janssen produced a monumental work in defence of the German Church before Luther's defection.

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  • But he failed to do so, and by taking the field with such inferior numbers he left too much to Fortune.

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  • If the conditions are such that the methods of § 61 cannot be used, or are undesirable as giving too much weight to particular ordinates, it is best to proceed in the manner indicated at the end of § 48; i.e.

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  • But the new conditions, backed by the special influence of the Plymouth settlement, were too much for them; they became Independent, - first, perhaps, of necessity, then of conviction and choice.

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  • But, in addition, there is only too much reason to suppose that he was disappointed at the general apathy with which his science was regarded in England.

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  • Instead of showing the Romans the caravan route, he induced them to sail from Cleopatris to Leucocome, and then led them by a circuitous way through waterless regions, so that they reached South Arabia too much weakened to effect anything.

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  • Montaigne is far too much occupied about all sorts of the minutest details of human life to make it for a moment admissible that he regarded that life as a whole but as smoke and vapour.

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  • Abt Vogler, however, makes reservations in his praise, condemning his philosophical principles as too much in sympathy with those of Fox, which had already been expressed by P. Vallotti.

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  • The Social Democratic party endeavoured, indeed, to remove the last remains of the old electoral privilege in town and country; but the urgent motion which they brought in to this effect as early as July 8 1908 broke down, owing to a not unfounded anxiety lest in the Crown territories of mixed populations one nationality should predominate too much over another.

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  • This was too much even for Lord John Russell, and after a short and decisive correspondence Lord Palmerston resigned the seals of office.

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  • Marat despised the ruling party because they had suffered nothing for the republic, because they talked too much of their feelings and their antique virtue, because they had for their own virtues plunged the country into war; while the Girondins hated Marat as representative of that rough red republicanism which would not yield itself to a Roman republic, with themselves for tribunes, orators and generals.

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  • From the first the emperor reproached him with being too easy with his subjects and with courting popularity too much.

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  • In dealing with constitutional matters he sometimes attaches too much weight to words and formal aspects.

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  • This monarch despatched an embassy to Peking to demand the restitution of the Mahommedan states of Central Asia, but the embassy was not well received, and Ahmed Shah was too much engaged with the Sikhs to attempt to enforce his demands by arms. The Chinese continued to hold Kashgar, with sundry interruptions from Mahommedan revolts - one of the most serious occurring in 1827, when the territory was invaded and the city taken by Jahanghir Khoja; Chang-lung, however, the Chinese general of Ili, recovered possession of Kashgar and the other revolted cities in 1828.

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  • The Turks themselves were too much occupied elsewhere to pay much attention to the Danubian principalities till the middle of the 15th century.

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  • It is not too much to say that the condition of the Catholic Church in Poland was almost as bad as it was in Scotland during the same period.

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  • Indeed, it is not too much to say that, until the days of Sobieski, the Cossacks were invariably the chief cause of the breaches between the Porte and the Republic. We have seen how carefully the Jagiellos avoided participating in any of the crusades directed by the Holy See against the arch-enemies of the Cross.

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  • Up to this time Polish literature, although frequently rhetorical and too much tinctured with classical influences, had still exhibited signs of genius.

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  • The great laureate of the court of Stanislaus was Trembecki (1 7 22-1812), whose sympathies were too much with the Russian invaders of his country.

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  • The cost of new buildings varies too much to make any individual figures useful.

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  • It would occupy too much space to give here a complete list of the passages belonging to " J "; but examples of his narrative (with the exception here and there of a verse or two belonging to one of the other sources described below) are to be found, for instance, in Gen.

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  • The matter peculiar to Matthew and Luke raises a number of interesting questions which are still too much sub judice to be answered decidedly or dogmatically, though approximate and provisional answers may before long be forthcoming.

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  • Leipoldt (Leipzig, 1907), may also be warmly recommended; it is clear and methodical, and does not make the common mistake of assigning too much to secondary causes; the author does not forget that he is dealing with a sacred book, and that he has to show why it was held sacred.

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  • On the whole it is not too much to say that, in spite of differences in style, the best means of judging what the temples and palaces of Mexico were like is to be gained from the actual ruins in Central America.

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  • But the Fichtean teaching appeared on the one hand to identify too closely the ultimate ground of the universe of rational conception with the finite, individual spirit, and on the other hand to endanger the reality of the world of nature by regarding it too much after the fashion of subjective idealism, as mere moment, though necessitated, in the existence of the finite thinking mind.

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  • France had too much to do to help others; but Miranda's friends sent him to the front as general.

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  • Luke's account is too much interpolated from Paul, and the texts of his oldest MSS.

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  • The greatly varied Arctic coast line of Canada with its large islands, inlets and channels is too much clogged with ice to be of much practical use, but Hudson Bay, a mediterranean sea 850 m.

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  • The Abbe Casgrain' Devoted A Life Time To Making The French Canadians Appear As The Chosen People Of New World History; But, Though An Able' Advocate, He Spoilt A Really Good Case By Trying To Prove Too Much.

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  • Then at the end of the moral virtues justice is treated at inordinate length, and in a different manner from the others, which are regarded as means between two vices, whereas justice appears as a mean only because it is of the middle between too much and too little.

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  • On the other hand he gives too much weight to the references from one book to another, which Aristotle could have entered into his manuscripts at any time before his death.

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  • It gives too much weight to Aristotle's logic, and too little to his metaphysics, on account of two prejudices of the commentators which led them to place both logic and physics before metaphysics.

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  • On the French Alps a sweet exudation is found on the small branchlets of young larches in June and July, resembling manna in taste and laxative properties, and known as Manna de Briancon or Manna Brigantina; it occurs in small whitish irregular granular masses, which are removed in the morning before they are too much dried by the sun; this manna seems to differ little in composition from the sap of the tree, which also contains mannite; its cathartic powers are weaker than those of the manna of the manna ash (Fraximus ornus), but it is employed in France for the same purposes.

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  • It is not too much to say that at the present day an experienced journalist, in a place like Vienna or Berlin, can give more information to an ambassador than the ambassador can give to him.

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  • Halm,' to whom we owe a careful comparison of the above equation with the observed frequencies in a great number of spectra, attached perhaps too much weight to the fact that it is capable of representing both line and band spectra.

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  • Men are apt to dwell too much on the co-existence and too little on the inclusiveness of substances.

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  • The study of evolution, without considering how many conditions are required for " the integration of matter and the dissipation of motion " to begin, and the undoubted discoveries which have resulted from the study of inorganic and organic evolution, have led men to expect too much from this one law of Nature.

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  • Schelling was right; but he had too much affinity with Hegelian assumptions, e.g.

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  • Nevertheless he was too much a child of his age to keep things known steadily before him; having asked the metaphysical question he proceeded to find a psychological answer in a theory of sensation, which asserted the mere hypothesis that the being which we ascribe to things on the evidence of sensation consists in their being felt.

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  • He perceived that Darwinism attributed too much to accident, and was also powerless to explain the origin of life and of consciousness.

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  • He is not a systematic thinker, but is too much affected by the eclectic notion of reconciling all philosophies.

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  • They had accepted the teaching of Paul of Samosata, though at a later period the name of Paul was believed to be that of the Apostle; and they were not quite free from the Dualistic principle of the Gnostics, at a later period too much identified with the teaching of Mani.

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  • This, at least, was the current theory; but it is specially dangerous in medieval history to assume too much correspondence between theory and fact.

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  • When finished off, the pots should be watered well, to settle the soil; but they should stand till the water has well drained away, since, if they are moved about while the fresh soil is very wet, there will be a risk of its becoming puddled or too much consolidated.

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  • This is apparently owing to the facts that too much has been attempted in the definition, and that differences arise according as we aim at a morphological or a physiological definition.

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  • Though it contains far too much sulphur to be used in iron manufacture without first being desulphurized, yet great quantities of slightly cupriferous pyrite, after yielding nearly all their sulphur in the manufacture of sulphuric acid, and most of the remainder in the wet extraction of their copper, are then used under the name of " blue billy " or " purple ore," as an ore of iron, a use which is likely to increase greatly in importance with the gradual exhaustion of the richest deposits of the oxidized ores.

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  • Belgium was regarded too much in the light of an annexed territory, handed over to Holland as compensation for the losses sustained by the Dutch in the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

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  • To bring the result nearer to the just standard, a higher measure of popular 1 Malthus himself said, "It is probable that, having found the bow bent too much one way, I was induced to bend it too much the other in order to make it straight."

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  • The adjustment of the water by means of the sluices is a delicate operation when there is little water and also when there is much; in the latter case the fine earth may be washed away from some parts of the meadow; in the former case, by attempting too much with a limited water current, one may permit the languid streams to deposit their valuable suspended matters instead of carrying them forward to enrich the soil.

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  • To the last he sacrificed expression rather too much to style, and he was perhaps over conscious of the balanced epithet.

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  • Great hindrances were put in the way of the elections, but, as the Prussian and Austrian governments were too much occupied with their immediate difficulties to resist to the uttermost, the parliament was at last chosen, and met at Frankfort on the I8th May.

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  • Neither Austria nor Prussia was for some time in a position to thwart it, and the sovereigns of the smaller states were too much afraid of the revolutionary elements manifested on all sides to oppose its will.

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  • The remainder of the Progressives, the Fortsc/zrittspartei, maintained their protest against the military and monarchical elements in the state; they voted against the constitution in 1867 on the ground that it did not provide sufficient guarantees for popular liberty, and in 1871 against the treaty with Bavaria because it left too much independence to that state.

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  • His own ability and the remarkable capacity of his mother proved too much for the king of Leon and his Castilian allies.

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  • The emperor was too much absorbed in the affairs of the rest of his vast dominions, notably those of the Empire, rent in two by religious differences and the secular ambitions for which those were the excuse, to give any effective attention to its needs.

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  • But papal enmity was too much for him.

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  • In some instances, indeed, he may have relied too much on his memory.

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  • The result of these labours is in our hands; as to how they were conducted we have no trustworthy information, tradition being here too much under the influence of dogmatic presuppositions.

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  • There is still, however, too much conflation, and owing to the plan of the volume, the edition only extends to 1066.

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  • As the British troops retired to Upper Egypt, his followers seized the evacuated country, and the khalifa cherished the idea, already formulated by the mahdi, of the conquest of Egypt, but for some years he was too much occupied in quelling risings, massacring Lne Egyptians in the Sudan, and fighting Abyssinia, to move seriously in the matter.

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  • His wit, however, was often cruel, and any one who responded with too much spirit was soon made to feel that the licence of talk was to be complete only on one side.

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  • The emperor was too much occupied in the West to be able adequately to defend his eastern frontier.

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  • The resources of the state, which might better have been spent in defending the northern frontier against Sla y s and Huns and the eastern frontier against Persians, were consumed in the conquest of two countries which had suffered too much to be of any substantial value, and which, separated by language as well as by intervening seas, could not be permanently retained.

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  • If Busch is to be believed, Prince Bismarck's view was that Lord Rosebery had "quite mesmerized" Count Herbert Bismarck; and the latter, from his father's standpoint, conceded too much to Lord Rosebery, who proved himself to be, in Bismarck's language, "very sharp."

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  • David Stewart of Garth's Sketches of the Highlanders (Edinburgh, 1822) is interesting, though the author leans too much on tradition; and Dr Gregory's History of the Highlands (1881) is excellent, but closes with the Union of the crowns.

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  • Morgan has given special terms for grandfather and grandmother, because it would prove too much to show that the people had no grandfathers, &c. But these terms are used for ancestors of any generation.

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  • He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and on the 29th of May presented the "Virginia plan" (sometimes called the "Randolph plan").1 In the Convention Randolph advocated a strongly centralized government, the prohibition of the importation of slaves, and a plural executive, suggesting that there should be three executives from different parts of the country, and refused to sign the constitution because too much power over commerce was granted to a mere majority in Congress, and because no provision was made for a second convention to act after the present instrument had been referred to the states.

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  • In the main he was right; but he forgot too much the provocation they had received, the usurpations and selfishness of the governing family, and the unpatriotic character of the king.

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  • His stay in Leipzig came, however, to an abrupt conclusion; the distractions of student life proved too much for his strength; a sudden haemorrhage supervened, and he lay long ill, first in Leipzig, and, after it was possible to remove him, at home in Frankfort.

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  • He never was a member of the Humanist circle; he was too much in earnest about religious questions and of too practical a turn of mind.

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  • Biblical history itself recognizes in the times of Artaxerxes, Nehemiah and Ezra the commencement of a new era, and although only too much remains obscure we have in these centuries a series of vicissitudes which separate the old Palestine of Egyptian, Hittite, Babylonian and Assyrian supremacy from the land which was about to enter the circle of Greek and Roman civilization.

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  • Short, sharp bends which are readily made in thin sheets cannot be done in thick plates, as the metal would be stressed too much in the outer layers.

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  • In fact, it is not too much to say that it was the sophists who provided those great masters with their consummate instrument, and it detracts but little from the merit of the makers if they were themselves unable to draw from it its finer tones.

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  • The return journey was commenced without delay, but without any help from animal traction it proved too much for the men.

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  • He sacrificed too much to personal ambition, yet it would have been a graceful act if Louis XVIII.

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  • He lays too much stress upon the "concept," and explains too much by the Hegelian antithesis of subjective and objective.

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  • The Seljuk princes were too much absorbed by internal strife to concentrate against the new assailants.

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  • Virginia now feared that too much had been given up, and desired joint regulation of the navigation and commerce of the river by Maryland and Virginia.

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  • In brief, Madison was too much the mere scholar to prove a strong leader in such a crisis.

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  • But he laid too much stress on reasoning as syllogism or deduction, and on deductive science; and he laid too much stress on the linguistic analysis of rational discourse into proposition and terms. These two defects remain ingrained in technical logic to this day.

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  • There is too much textual warrant for this interpretation of Kant's meaning.

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  • For the purposes of wireless telegraphy, when large condensers are required, the ordinary Leyden jar occupies too much space in comparison with its electrical capacity, and hence the best form of con denser consists of a number of sheets of crown glass, each partly coated on both sides with tin foil.

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  • It thrives most in a light loam with a dry subsoil; rich and, in particular, wet soils are unsuitable, conducing to the formation of too much wood.

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  • Mary talked too much for Anne's comfort, and Anne too little for Mary's satisfaction.

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  • At all periods, moreover, hieroglyphic writing was a branch of decorative art, and it may have been that the ancient Egyptian, like the modern Turk, resented too much lucidity, and liked his literary compositions to be veiled in a certain obscurity.

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  • The songs of Phemius and Demodocus are too short, and have too much the character of improvisations.

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  • Three years later, however, the world had more important things to think of than Leopold's ecclesiastical reforms. At first the French Revolution was by no means antiCatholic - though the Constituent Assembly remem- French bered too much of the quarrels about the Unigenitus not to be bitterly hostile to Rome - and its great aim ti"' was to turn the French Church into a purely national body.

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  • The middle ages had been satisfied with absurd and visionary notions about the world around them, while the body of man was regarded with too much suspicion to be studied.

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  • In the plains where drainage is poor, especially in the S., the soils contain too much alkali; but in the highlands most of this has been dissolved and carried away by the rains, and the soils are well adapted for grazing grounds.

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  • There was a general feeling that the advocates of the moral sense claimed too much for human nature and that they assumed a degree of unselfishness and a natural inclination towards virtue which by no means corresponded with the hard facts.

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  • As Bolingbroke said, Cudworth "read too much to think enough, and admired too much to think freely."

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  • Several years passed before he gained another step. Meantime, though circumstances had thrown him too much into active life, he had not forgotten his cherished project of reorganizing natural science.

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  • Monsignor Barnes's theory is that Pregnani alias James de la Cloche, without the knowledge of Charles II., was arrested by order of Louis and imprisoned as Dauger on account of his knowing too much about the French schemes in regard to Charles II.

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  • The Virginia colonial government, in earlier days cruelly intolerant, gave a limited toleration to Baptists of this type; but the "Separate" Baptists were too enthusiastic and too much alive to the evils of state control in religious matters to be willing to take out licences for their meetings, and soon came into sharp conflict with the authorities.

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  • White men, who take proper precautions, and are not chronically soaked with cane-spirit, stand the climate perfectly, but the creole whites are still too much caballeros to devote themselves to agricultural work.

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  • But the strain of daily association was too much for their antagonistic natures.

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  • During the brief regency of Anna Leopoldovna (October 1740-December 1741) Osterman stood at the height of his power, and the French ambassador, La Chetardie, reported to his court that "it is not too much to say that he is tsar of all Russia."

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  • The treaty made with the former country in 1893 was not ratified, as it was thought to concede too much to Peru, and the subsequent ad referendum treaty was rejected on account of Peru claiming that only Peruvians, and not all residents, should have the right to vote in the plebiscite to be taken by the terms of the treaty of 1883 for the possession of Tacna and Arica.

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  • Such remedies are termed antiphlogistic. Venesection (blood-letting) at one time was highly esteemed as an antiphlogistic measure, and while it is possible that it has now fallen too much into disuse, there can be no doubt that at one time it was very greatly abused, and was carried to such an excess as to kill many patients who would have recovered perfectly had they been let alone.

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  • From this sprang the Lyrical Ballads, to which Coleridge contributed The Ancient Mariner, the Nightingale and two scenes from Osorio, and after much cogitation the book was published in 1798 at Bristol by Cottle, to whose reminiscences, often indulging too much in detail, we owe the account of this remarkable time.

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  • In the period which has elapsed since the establishment of British rule at the Cape the law has been considerably modified and altered, both by legislation and by judicial decisions, and it is not too much to say that at the present time there exists hardly any material difference in principle over the greater part of the field of jurisprudence between the law of England and the law of South Africa.

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  • A few weeks after the Letter was written, Fenelon met with a carriage-accident, and the shock proved too much for his enfeebled frame.

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  • Castelar always prided himself on having terminated this incident without too much damage to the prestige of Spain.

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  • 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.

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  • It is scarcely too much to say that, in the general opinion of his contemporaries, the whole glory of these years was due to his single genius; his alone was the mind that planned, and his the spirit that animated the brilliant achievements of the British arms in all the four quarters of the globe.

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  • The tree is rarely planted in mixed plantations where profit is an object; it interferes with its neighbours and occupies too much room.

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  • The victors were too much exhausted to pursue, and again the Turks vanished.

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  • Far too much space is devoted to religious matters and dogmatic quarrels.

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  • Hence the necessity of avoiding extremes; too much and too little are alike evils.

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  • We cannot indeed regard them,with the ancients, as the best part of his history, for the majority of them are obviously unhistorical, and nearly all savour somewhat too much of the rhetorical schools to be perfectly agreeable to modern taste.

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  • Hooper speaks of himself at this period as being "a courtier and living too much of a court life in the palace of our king."

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  • Seneca and Augustine had been too much used by him as models of composition.

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  • It is not too much to say that this act has been one of the most effectual [England [Local Government]] means of preventing the spread of infectious disease in modern times.

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  • He is perhaps apt to attach an exaggerated importance to some of the authorities which he was the first to bring to light, to see a general tendency in what may only be the expression of an individual eccentricity, to rely too much on ambassadors' reports which may have been written for some special end, to enter too fully into the details of diplomatic correspondence.

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  • But the subject is of too much popular interest, perhaps, to be passed over altogether.

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  • The superstitions of one are often found to be those of the others, and in such a form that they could not have been taken over independently from a third source; they show too much family likeness.

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  • The fault that the City of London found with him was that he was too much occupied as Leader of the House and member of the War Cabinet to give sufficient attention to finance.

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  • This was too much for even the adverse European powers; and in 1670 a treaty was concluded between England and Spain, proclaiming peace and friendship among the subjects of the two sovereigns in the New World, formally renouncing hostilities of every kind.

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  • When the great Mahommedan sultanates had become too much occupied in internecine wars to maintain order in the distant Hejaz, those branches of the Hassanids which from the beginning of Islam had retained rural property in Arabia usurped power in the holy cities and the adjacent Bedouin territories.

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  • Nearly all clays, notably those from the Glacial deposits, naturally contain sand and stones, 40 to 50% by weight of which is not too much if uniformly distributed an y 1 if the clay is otherwise good.

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  • It is therefore not too much to say that, in all probability, the contact process will ultimately be employed generally for concentrated acids.

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  • Lord Acton has left too little completed original work to rank among the great historians; his very learning seems to have stood in his way; he knew too much and his literary conscience was too acute for him to write easily, and his copiousness of information overloads his literary style.

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  • He himself was too much like a dictator; even his own followers complained that he was over-masterful, and the most important of them, the young earl of Gloucester, was gradually estranged from him by finding his requests often refused and his aims crossed by the old earls action.

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