He despised all trickery and selfish greed.
He shrank from no trickery in carrying out his ends, and had no room for pity.
In the sequel Daniel proves to the king that the priests with their wives and children came in through privy doors and consumed the viands set before the god; and the king, angered at their trickery, slew them all and gave Bel over to Daniel for destruction.
Idolatrous cults repose so largely on make-believe and credulity that the priests who administered them, perhaps oftener than we know, fell into the kind of imposture and trickery of which the legend of Bel and the dragon represents a classical example.
Caveats should be associated with this trickery.
The uncertainty of the wind might well suggest the trickery of a thief, and its whistling might contain the germ from which a god of music should be developed.
This resistance to computer trickery and reliance on actual communication is probably part of why this game is so popular among the FaceBook crowd.
suddenly liberated Richard, and in five years that devil set free took from Philip all the profit of his trickery, and shut him off from Normandy by the strong fortress of ChteauGaillard (1194-1199).
He seized everything, alleging different rights in each place; but he displayed such violent haste and such trickery that he threw the heiress of Burgundy, in despair, into the arms of Maximilian of Austria.
He can usually find some alternative explanation involving trickery.
The act was further enhanced by the trickery of lighting contrasts which brought to mind the effect of dramatic chiaroscuro.
Unfortunately, trickery is not debarred on the stage.
Ambient soundscapes, drum machine trickery, and the occasional guitar dirge pepper the album.
With a number of twists and turns the story winds to a conclusion that involves exorcism, multiple deaths, salvation and demonic trickery.
For fans of legal trickery, it's fantastic fun.
The Archduke was a skilled swordsman - a mighty opponent even without trickery.
Geller maintains that he has never used trickery to achieve his effects.
The fashion for architectural vignettes, often employing perspective trickery reached its zenith, however, in the 1st century BC.
It seems amazing that such a small brain could be so able to perform the mid-air trickery that hoverflies can.
Instead of passing or clearing, Langers tried to show trickery to get around them, no, no, no!
Peep into a bumblebee's nest and you'll find trickery, fighting and mayhem.
Is this a case of supernatural vengeance or clever trickery?
There's allsorts of visual trickery going on including some nice zooming effects that are seen in ghost in the shell.
Consequently, using a CD to store data files involves a certain amount of electronic trickery.
No digital trickery was used, the scan looks identical to the transparency.
A little negative margin trickery always does the job nicely.
Temple priests were known for laying on such magic trickery, the very word magic coming from the skills of the Persian Magi.
trickery on the right wing were crucial components in the success enjoyed by the club during the 80's.
She records a terrible song which is improved through studio trickery.
I'll dip my toes but you'll just have to use camera trickery and CGI for the rest.
Even with today's computer trickery at our disposal, the additional drum part could not be realistically faked.
Inspired, but ostensibly effortless, movement combines sensitivity and emotional depth, as scene changes and subtle stage trickery are played out seamlessly.
The producer Mr Leckie was inundated with offers of work following his production trickery here.
To the first belong what may be called the physical phenomena (q.v.) of spiritualism - those, namely, which, if correctly observed and due neither to conscious or unconscious trickery nor to hallucination or illusion on the part of the observers, exhibit a force acting in the physical world hitherto unknown to science.
It may be urged that if none of the phenomena is genuine we have to assume a large amount of apparently aimless trickery in non-professional mediums. But it must be borne in mind that the most excellent moral character in the medium is no guaranteee against trickery, unless it can be proved that he was in no abnormal mental condition when the phenomena occurred; and extraordinary deceptions are known to have been carried on by hysterical patients and others with no apparent motive.
The Public Health Department has exerted itself to improve the sanitation of native villages and combat the mischievous trickery of Maori wizards and "doctors."
Instead of passing or clearing, Langers tried to show trickery to get around them, no, no, no !
Peep into a bumblebee 's nest and you'll find trickery, fighting and mayhem.
There 's allsorts of visual trickery going on including some nice zooming effects that are seen in ghost in the shell.
His speed and trickery on the right wing were crucial components in the success enjoyed by the club during the 80's.
Even with today 's computer trickery at our disposal, the additional drum part could not be realistically faked.
The Christian tale has all the hallmarks of confidence trickery.
Tony Hawk's skating games gained popularity just a few years ago with smooth controls and loads of skateboarding trickery.
He is also often referred to as a symbol for fertility, the spirit of music and dance or a man of mischief and trickery.
The three young sleuths solve everyday mysteries, such as lost cameras, slumber party mischief, and summer camp trickery.
There is no reason to doubt that most of the records have at least a basis of fact, for the cases are in accord with well-attested phenomena of a similar nature at the present day; but there are others, such as the miraculous mending of a broken vase, which suggest either invention or trickery.
Before long, however, these humble trophies failed to content the pilgrims, and they began to devote their efforts to acquiring the actual bodies, or portions of them - frequently by honest means, still oftener by trickery.
Canning had a taste for mystery and disguises, which he had shown at Oxford, and which did much to gain him his unfortunate reputation for trickery.
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