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uncertain

uncertain Sentence Examples

  • He was silent, uncertain how to answer.

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  • She'd seemed uncertain and scared, though.

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  • She walked towards her quarters, uncertain why his departure bothered her.

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  • She held up her arm, uncertain how to release it.

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  • She entered the bedroom quietly to see Toby awake and trying to get an uncertain Lankha to play with his stuffed animals.

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  • She cut his rope, figuring on hooking back up with that Ryland fellow but then his girlfriend showed up and in no uncertain terms pointed out why that was a dead end.

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  • Dean was uncertain how to respond.

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  • It stared at her through green eyes, and she frowned, uncertain why the sight of the creature bothered her.

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  • Deidre clenched her fists, uncertain what game the deity played with her.

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  • Uncertain if she understood him or not, Deidre studied him.

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  • Deidre laughed, uncertain what else to do.

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  • They both agreed it was further evidence that he was involved in the death of Billy Langstrom, but they remained uncertain about his involvement with Martha's bones.

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  • She wasn't sure what she expected when she faced him, but it wasn't the gangly young man with large, uncertain brown eyes.

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  • Uncertain what to do with either, she kept them.

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  • She took a step back, uncertain what the man was but aware her instincts were at a scream.

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  • "Thank you," she managed, uncertain how to respond to a vague threat from a stranger.

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  • As he dressed, Jackson couldn't believe how uncertain he felt.

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  • She frowned, uncertain what to think of his story.

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  • She waited for Evelyn to go to the door first, uncertain what to expect from wherever they'd gone.

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  • Gabe nodded, uncertain if he should be relieved she wasn't rejoicing to be away from him or worried that she was unhappy.

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  • She looked away, uncertain what to say.

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  • Dimmler had finished the piece but still sat softly running his fingers over the strings, evidently uncertain whether to stop or to play something else.

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  • He remained, however, uncertain how to do so without immersing himself further in Lydia Larkin's sordid activities.

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  • Rhyn stared at her still body, uncertain what to do.

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  • Evelyn left Kiera's room with a frown, uncertain how to make everything up to her friend.

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  • Quint hesitated a moment, watching Lisa with an uncertain expression.

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  • Uncertain what he expected, his anger was boiling at the silent rejection.

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  • Nishani at once looked uncertain again, her frame tense.

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  • Uncertain what possessed her – beyond pure emotion – she complied.

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  • She looked over her shoulder, uncertain where the men with tattoos were.

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  • At the reminder, she looked away, uncertain how to handle her newest foray into the weirdness that was the Immortal world.

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  • She wandered into the house, uncertain what she sought.

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  • She wandered into the house, uncertain what she sought.

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  • Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.

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  • His huge figure, with arms hanging down and with a puckered, though smiling face, moved after Willarski with uncertain, timid steps.

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  • But you are uncertain as to whether or not this is what you wish.

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  • Uncertain how to interpret the response, Deidre shook her head and faced the portal.

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  • Uncertain but determined, he strode to the teenage girl and snatched her arm.

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  • Uncertain he could handle more bad news, Gabriel trailed.

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  • Uncertain what to think of their reactions, Deidre turned to Wynn.

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  • Uncertain what to think of their reactions, Deidre turned to Wynn.

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  • Uncertain how to respond, Deidre laughed uncomfortably at the amount of bewilderment his question contained.

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  • Uncertain how to respond, Deidre laughed uncomfortably at the amount of bewilderment his question contained.

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  • She searched his face, uncertain how to take his response.

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  • She searched his face, uncertain how to take his response.

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  • Uncertain how to explain things, she turned and swept her pink-dyed hair from her back to show him the mating mark.

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  • Kiera closed the door to the studio slowly, uncertain what she felt.

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  • She touched a branch gingerly, uncertain if the trees here were sensitive to touch or not.

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  • Uncertain what else to do aside from have a mental breakdown, Deidre accepted the tea.

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  • Deidre waited nervously, uncertain what to think about the Immortal staring at her.

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  • "Darkyn," she called, uncertain where he hid out.

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  • She stared after him, uncertain what to think.

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  • A'Ran was uncertain what to expect but found himself disappointed she didn't instantly volunteer to stay.

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  • At the moment he wanted nothing more than to reach out to her, and he was uncertain whether he wanted more to kiss those perfect lips or shake some sense into her.

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  • She withdrew the grass from her pocket and held it out as a peace offering, uncertain how to take his mood.

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  • Most of the guests, uncertain how to regard this sally, looked at the elders.

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  • To the great regret of myself and of the whole army it is still uncertain whether he is alive or not.

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  • Deidre studied him, uncertain what she said that set him on edge.

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  • She met his gaze, uncertain what to tell him.

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  • He trailed, as if uncertain he wanted to follow at all.

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  • She felt panicked and sick at her stomach, uncertain what to say.

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  • With a deep breath, she opened the door, uncertain what horror she'd face next.

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  • Bianca pushed herself away, uncertain which terrified her more: Darian's meltdown or the fact he'd stopped the world in its place.

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  • Uncertain what to expect, Gabe went through it.

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  • Katie asked, uncertain what her sister knew.

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  • Due time was too far away and too uncertain; she wanted to leave now!

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  • The girl wore the garb of Hell but appeared uncertain, mirroring Deidre's emotion.

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  • The girl wore the garb of Hell but appeared uncertain, mirroring Deidre's emotion.

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  • She looked down and crossed her arms, chilled in the shadow world but also uncertain what to expect.

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  • Alfonso put down his toy and looked uncertain.

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  • He nodded, his expression drifting to uncertain.

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  • For a moment he looked uncomfortable... uncertain.

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  • Yancey was lounging against the kitchen door jam, his expression uncertain.

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  • The long ordeal in the desert was over, but what waited for her now was uncertain.

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  • Deidre stayed by the door, uncertain.

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  • Even his many years absence from visiting Ouray no longer eliminated him as a suspect now that the age of the bones was uncertain.

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  • The Dark One's mate appeared uncertain once more.

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  • When their eyes met, it was evident she felt uncertain as well.

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  • "Thanks," she murmured, uncertain what to think about the small touches.

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  • Brady paid them little attention as he stepped forward, uncertain how he was going to be received.

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  • The resignation in her tone sounded like a farewell.  Gabe studied her, uncertain what could stop Death from doing anything she pleased.  She was not only letting him go when she shouldn't, but she was telling him just how much time he had to get Katie out of the underworld.  Gabriel knew something was wrong if Death was turning her back on the duty of collecting souls, a duty she normally took such joy in.  She'd been unwilling to do that for him when their relationship had been at its peak.

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  • The sounds of fighting grew faint and then disappeared.  The stream wound through the jungle until it reached a small waterfall that fed into a massive lake whose black surface reflected the stars and moon.  Katie slid down the hill beside the waterfall to the lake's edge, uncertain what to do.  Gabriel hadn't mentioned the stream ending or the lake.

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  • Rhyn shook his head, uncertain how he'd ended up on the dream beach when he'd just walked through the portal from the castle in the Alps to Death's underworld.

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  • Rhyn awoke from the island dreamscape in the shadow world.  He rose, uncertain what happened but recalling his urgency.  He crossed through the glowing black portal into the one place he'd hoped never to see again: Hell.  Unwilling to get stuck in the cell where he'd spent many lifetimes, he chose to open the portal into the office of the Council's betrayer, Sasha.  The office was as he remembered it, down to the black flames in the hearth.

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  • Katie nodded and sawed at the root, dripped more blood, then sawed again.  She forced herself to continue even as she grew tired.  Sticky blood covered the hilt of the dagger, her pants, the root, Deidre's shoe and pants leg.  Katie kept on, uncertain what might happen if she stopped for a break.

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  • Fear made Rhyn's chest seize.  No sooner had Gabe spoken the words than the demons fell away.  Coldness snapped over Rhyn, and his surroundings blurred.  He blinked, uncertain what happened until he found himself standing in a dimly lit chamber.  Kris and Gabe were still beside him, and instead of demons, there was only Death.

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  • He feared the palace would go down with Death, what with the nonsense she was spouting about leaving.  He took in his best friend's features, uncertain whether becoming Death was a good thing or not.  Gabe looked the same, and hopefully, he wouldn't turn into the riddle-talking sociopath that preceded him.

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  • The salesman looked uncertain until Alex lifted a brow.

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  • For a moment he looked uncertain.

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  • The old house beckoned — a friend in an uncertain world — home.

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  • It would be a long and uncertain wait before he was released to their custody.

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  • Jenn looked at her closely, uncertain how to take the words.

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  • Rissa paid heed to his explanation of tactics, uncertain if they were truthful, but noting his assessments.

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  • Felipa glanced at Alex, clearly uncertain if it was safe for her to say anything.

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  • Felipa looked uncertain and then shrugged.

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  • Watching Sam drool over him – especially during a job interview – left Carmen feeling uncertain about the girl.

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  • He looked uncertain and released her arm.

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  • Xander sat back on his heels, guilty and uncertain about what he'd done.

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  • Most people saved that look for his mother while casting uncertain or suspicious looks at the masked child who followed her dutifully through the city.

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  • She was a horrible liar, uncertain enough in her attempts that he assessed she didn't do it often.

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  • She gazed back, uncertain why the moment touched her on a level she didn't think was possible with a stranger.

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  • Jessi sighed, uncertain how to answer.

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  • Jessi set the cat down, uncertain if she was scared or furious.

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  • Jessi waited, uncertain why the troubled look on the crazy teen's face still got to her, even knowing what she did about him.

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  • She watched, uncertain why the woman named Eden made her uncomfortable.

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  • She waited, curious and uncertain if she really wanted to know more about the strange new world she stumbled into.

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  • She exited the main house where the White God's family lived and looked around, uncertain where to go.

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  • Uncertain how to interpret his quietness, she tried to figure out what to say.

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  • She understood why Jonny might want it but not why he seemed so uncertain.

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  • "Jonny's coming back," she heard herself saying, uncertain how the teen god with a penchant for breaking arms was less of a threat than this man.

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  • She looked uncertain rather than scared, and Jessi's eyes took in her cousin's features with relief.

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  • Uncertain what was going on, Jessi hugged herself and inched closer.

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  • "You are mad at me," she said, uncertain why the idea made her want to laugh, especially after he went through the effort to keep her around forever.

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  • The chronology of the last part of his reign is uncertain.

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  • Kew is uncertain.

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  • It may be assigned to 25 B.C. The dates of the publication of the rest are uncertain, but none of them was published before 24 B.C., and the, last not before 16 B.C. The unusual length of the second one (1402 lines) has led Lachmann and other critics to suppose that it originally consisted of two books, and they have placed the beginning of the third book at ii.

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  • The identification is rendered uncertain by the fact that the name Nabataean is properly spelled with t not t (on the inscriptions, cf.

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  • Biagio has been built, is uncertain.'

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  • downwards, are to be identified with the Sardinians; but the question is uncertain.

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  • To the situation defined by concordat, however, succeeds another situation, more or less uncertain and more or less strained, in which the two powers legislate separately on mixed matters, sometimes not without provoking conflicts.

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  • Attempts have been made, principally founded on some remarks of Huygens, to show that Descartes had learned the principles of refraction from the manuscript of a treatise by Willebrord Snell, but the facts are uncertain; and, so far as Descartes founds his optics on any one, it is probably on the researches of Kepler.

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  • The date of his death is uncertain, but he was certainly alive about 1125.

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  • The mud brought down by it, calculated at 7150 lb an hour at Bagdad, is not deposited in marshes to form alluvium, as in the case of the Euphrates, but although in flood time the river becomes at places an inland sea, rendering navigation extremely difficult and uncertain, the bulk of the mud is deposited in banks, shoals and islands in the bed of the river, and is finally carried out into the Persian Gulf.

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  • His nationality is uncertain, but Zosimus, Eunapius and Sulpicius Alexander (a GalloRoman historian quoted by Gregory of Tours) all refer to him as a Frank.

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  • His parentage and the date of his birth are uncertain.

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  • Even the name Levite itself is of uncertain origin.

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  • The belief of Socrates is uncertain.

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  • During the first six years of federation there were five ministries; the tenure of office under the threeyearly system was naturally uncertain, and this uncertainty was reflected in the proposals of whatever ministry was in office.

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  • The date of his death is uncertain, but it must have been at least six or seven years later than the council of Chalcedon (451).

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  • The dates of the rest of the extant plays, here given in alphabetical order, are quite uncertain, namely, Amphitruo, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi, Casina, Curculio, Epidicus, Menaechmi, Mercator (probably later than the Rudens, as shown by F.

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  • Thus from a document of uncertain date, possibly about the time of Alfred the Great, and translated by Stubbs (Select Charters) as "Of people's ranks and laws," we learn:--"And if a ceorl throve, so that he had fully five hides of his own land, church and kitchen, bellhouse and burh-gate-seat, and special duty in the king's hall, then was he thenceforth of thegn-right worthy."

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  • But the cost of effecting a repair still remains a very uncertain quantity, success being dependent on quiet conditions of sea and weather.

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  • this event is uncertain (Strabo vii.

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  • The origin of the name Aegean is uncertain.

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  • Sella, uncertain of the loyalty of the Right, challenged a vote on the immediate discussion of further financial reforms, and on the 23rd of June was overthrown by a coalition of the Left under Depretis with a part of the Right under Minghetti and the Tuscan Centre under Correnti.

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  • On the 29th of October, however, Austria abandoned her military posts in the sandjak of Novibazar, and the frontier between Austria and Turkey, formerly an uncertain one, which left Austria a half-open back door to the Aegean, was now a distinct line of demarcation.

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  • The exact derivation and meaning of the name is somewhat uncertain.

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  • It is doubly uncertain.

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  • The truth is, that all truth is uncertain !

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  • It is uncertain whether any of the names of the islands given by Ptolemy ought to be attached to the Andamans; yet it is probable that his name itself is traceable in the Alexandrian geographer.

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  • The age of this building is very uncertain; it has been assigned to dates ranging from the 1st to the 4th century A.D.

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  • The metropolitans had peculiars within the dioceses of their comprovincials wherever they had residences or manors, and some whose origin is uncertain, e.g.

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  • The etymology of the word Pali is uncertain.

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  • The origin and the exact nature of this religious movement are alike uncertain.

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  • The derivation of the name is uncertain, the most probable being that which connects it with dark," opcpnaios, 6pc077).

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  • Other undoubted Dicotyledons, though of uncertain affinity, of similar age have now been detected in North America.

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  • Himilco, a contemporary of Hanno, was charged with an expedition along the west coast of Iberia northward, and as far as the uncertain references to this voyage can be understood, he seems to have passed the Bay of Biscay and possibly sighted the coast of England.

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  • Their fate was long uncertain.

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  • One of the greatest builders among them was Untas -GAL (the pronunciation of the second element in the name is uncertain).

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  • Very important for the study of Midrashic literature are the Yalgut (gleaning) Shim`oni, on the whole Bible, the Yalqut Mekhiri, on the Prophets, Psalms, Proverbs and Job, and the Midrash ha-gadhol, 2 all of which are of uncertain but late date and preserve earlier material.

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  • 500, though the date at which they were actually committed to writing is very uncertain.

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  • 51), Colonia Augusta Treverorum at Trier (date uncertain), Colonia Ulpia Traiana outside Vetera - and about 80-90 A.D.

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  • In 240, the year after the end of the first Punic War, he produced at the ludi Romani a translation of a Greek play (it is uncertain whether a comedy or tragedy or both), and this representation marks the beginning of Roman literature (Livy vii.

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  • LOG(a word of uncertain etymological origin,possibly onomatopoeic; the New English Dictionary rejects the derivation from Norwegian lag, a fallen tree), a large piece of, generally unhewn, wood.

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  • fourmilion) is uncertain.

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  • Until the accession to power of President Barclay in 1904 (he was re-elected in 1907), the AmericoLiberian government on the coast had very uncertain relations with the indigenous population, which is well armed and tenacious of local independence.

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  • The approximate revenue for 1906 was £65,000, and the expenditure about £60,000, but some of the revenue was still collected in paper of uncertain value.

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  • In practice its operation is far more uncertain.

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  • Compound locomotives have been built by various designers, but opinion is still uncertain whether any commercial economy is obtained by their use.

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  • The interpretation of the rite is uncertain; it may perhaps be connected with agrarian rites.

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  • The origin of Udine is uncertain; though it lay on the line of the Via Iulia Augusta, there is no proof of its existence in Roman times.

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  • Whether he returned in 971 with the embassy to bring Theophano or not is uncertain.

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  • The text of the notice of the third Cadmus of Miletus in Suidas is unsatisfactory; and it is uncertain whether he is to be explained in the same way, or whether he was an historical personage, of whom all further record is lost.

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  • He did not like to depend on statesmen's promises, which are proverbially uncertain of fulfilment; he as little liked to retrench; and he was wearied of parliament, where he had never given any but silent votes.

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  • His reign seems to have been prosperous and uneventful; the year of his death is uncertain.

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  • Here, on the 2nd ' of June 1567, whether by premeditated treachery or in a sudden brawl is uncertain, he was slain by the MacDonnells, and was buried at Glenarm.

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  • But by the end of the first quarter of the 13th century B.C. Egypt had recovered its province (precise boundary uncertain), leaving its rivals in possession of Syria.

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  • Amid a great variety of motives the prominence of Kadesh in south Palestine is to be recognized, but it is uncertain what clans or tribes were at Kadesh, and it is possible that traditions, originally confined to those with whom the new conception of Yahweh is connected, were subsequently adopted by others who came to regard themselves as the worshippers of the only true Yahweh.

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  • The origin of the outbreak is uncertain.

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  • It is now known, also, that Ben-hadad and a small coalition were defeated by the king of Hamath; but the bearing of this upon Israelite history is uncertain.

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  • The disorganized state of Egypt and the uncertain allegiance of the desert tribes left Judah without direct aid; on the other hand, opposition to Assyria among the conflicting interests of Palestine and Syria was rarely unanimous.

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  • It is uncertain whether Sennacherib invaded Judah again shortly before his death, never,- theless the land was practically under the control of Assyria.

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  • But the details and success of the reforms, when viewed in the light of the testimony of contemporary prophets, are uncertain.

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  • Josiah at once interposed; it is uncertain whether, in spite of the power of Egypt, he had hopes of extending his kingdom, or whether the famous reformer was, like Manasseh, a vassal of Assyria.

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  • Unfortunately the internal conditions in the 6th century B.C. can be only indirectly estimated (§ 18), and the political position must remain for the present quite uncertain.

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  • What book Ezra really brought from Babylon is uncertain; the writer, it seems, is merely narrating the introduction of the Law ascribed to Moses, even as a predecessor has recounted the discovery of the Book of the Law, the Deuteronomic code subsequently included in the Pentateuch.

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  • In 132 the consul P. Popillius built the great inland road from Capua through Vibo and Consentia to Rhegium, while the date of the construction of the east and west coast roads is uncertain.

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  • Whether Caesar means to include the Leuci, Treviri and Mediomatrici among the Belgian tribes is uncertain.

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  • In any case, only the eastern districts would have been affected by invaders from over the Rhine, the chief seat of the Belgae proper being in the west, the country occupied by the Bellovaci, Ambiani and Atrebates, to which it is probable (although the reading is uncertain) that Caesar gives the distinctive name Belgium (corresponding to the old provinces of Picardy and Artois).

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  • The date of these eruptions is still uncertain, but they probably continued to a very recent period.

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  • The Clupeidae, or herrings, are most abundant; and anchovies, or sardines, are found in shoals, but at irregular and uncertain intervals.

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  • This is the oldest of existing states, though its authentic history does not go back much beyond 1000 B.C. It is generally admitted that there was some connexion between the ancient civilizations of China and Babylonia, but its precise nature is still uncertain.

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  • The chronology of his period is uncertain: the usual date, 1055-1015 B.C., is probably 1 See further the third edition of Schrader's Keilinschr.

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  • The etymology of the word Mahratta (Maratha) is uncertain.

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  • The date of their arrival in the Sudan is uncertain: they appear to have drifted up the Nile valley and to have dispossessed the original Nuba population.

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  • The immediate cause of Turgot's fall is uncertain.

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  • With respect to economic method he shifted his position, yet to the end occupied uncertain ground.

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  • Military affairs in this period are dealt with under Napoleonic Campaigns; but it may be noted here that during the anxious days which Napoleon spent at the camp of Boulogne in the second and third weeks of August 1805, uncertain whether to risk all in an attack on England in case Villeneuve should arrive, or to turn the Grand Army against Austria, the only step which he took to avert a continental war was the despatch of General Duroc to Berlin to offer Hanover to Prussia on consideration of her framing a close alliance with France.

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  • Biliotti many fine painted vases of styles which were called later the third and fourth "Mycenaean"; but these, bought by John Ruskin, and presented to the British Museum, excited less attention than they deserved, being supposed to be of some local Asiatic fabric of uncertain date.

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  • Thanks to the exploration of Cnossus, we now know that Aegean civilization had its roots in a primitive Neolithic period, of uncertain but very long duration, represented by a stratum which (on that site in particular) is in places nearly 20 ft.

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  • At the same time he states that authors who have occupied themselves with the sternum alone have often produced uncertain results, especially when they have neglected its anterior for its posterior part; for in truth every bone of the skeleton ought to be studied in all its details.

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  • The Doge Domenico Selvo began the decoration of the church in 1071, though it is uncertain whether any of his work can be now identified.

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  • Government.-Beyond a recognition of its existence in 1630, when it was renamed, Boston can show no legal incorporation before 1822; although the uncertain boundaries between the powers of colony and township prompted repeated petitions to the legislature for incorporation, beginning as early as 1650.

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  • In 1855 a number of For several years it was uncertain whether Cambridge, Charlestown or Boston should be the capital of the colony, but in 1632 the General Court agreed " by general consent, that Boston is the fittest place for public meetings of any place in the Bay."

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  • The position of the sacred stone, and the interpretation of many details shown on the gems and coins, remain uncertain.

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  • In uncertain tenancies there must be reasonable notice - i.e.

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  • The rainfall is uncertain and low, however, never exceeding 40 in., and on the supply of water by irrigation the future of the industry mainly depends.

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  • His conclusion is that men should do now with all their might what they have to do; the future of man's vital part, the spirit, is wholly uncertain.

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  • Philo himself was uncertain as to the meaning of the name, whether it was given to them because they were "physicians" of souls or because they were "servants" of the One God.

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  • PRIAPULOIDEA, a small group of vermiform marine creatures; they have been usually placed in the neighbourhood of the Gephyrea, but their position is uncertain and it is doubtful if they are to be regarded as coelomate animals.

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  • Though the precise locality is occasionally uncertain, the majority of the medieval synods assembled in the chapter-house of old St Paul's, or the former chapel of St Catherine within the precincts of Westminster Abbey or at Lambeth.

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  • The Agora was commonly described as the " Ceramicus," and Pausanias gives it this name; of the numerous buildings which he saw here scarcely a trace remains; their position, for the most part, is largely conjectural, and the exact boundaries of the Agora itself are uncertain.

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  • 27), is uncertain.

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  • 15), but the passages are textually uncertain.

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  • Whether these were the successors of the above, or a new order closely connected with the equites, or even the same as the latter, is uncertain.

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  • Simon and Jude are still held, also five other fairs of uncertain origin.

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  • Extremely little is known of his life; the date and place of his birth are equally uncertain.

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  • Pales plays a very subordinate part in the religion of Rome, even the sex of the divinity being uncertain.

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  • The composition of the pigment is quite similar to that of lapis lazuli; but the constitution of both is uncertain.

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  • His other children - Girolamo, Isabella and Pier Luigi - were of uncertain parentage.

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  • But his military force was uncertain, for the condottieri were not to be trusted.

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  • Mastiffs are employed for fighting or as watchdogs, and for the most part are of uncertain temper and not high intelligence.

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  • Emerson, the poets Bryant, Longfellow, pre-eminently Whittier and Whitman, have spoken on this theme with no uncertain sound.

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  • The Taeniotica, named apparently from the place of its manufacture, a tongue of land (racvial near Alexandria, was sold by weight, and was of uncertain width, perhaps from 4s to 5 in.

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  • That the Kenites, too, were a race of metal-workers is quite uncertain, although even at the present day the smiths in Arabia form a distinct nomadic class.

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  • A bishop of York is mentioned, along with, and with precedence of, bishops of London and Lincoln (the last name is uncertain) as present at the council of Arles in 314.

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  • These ancient rocks have hitherto yielded no fossils and their age is therefore uncertain, but they are probably pre-Cretaceous at least.

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  • The navigation of the Tigris during the greater party of its course from Bagdad to Korna is slow and uncertain.

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  • It is uncertain at what period the use of the pastoral staff was introduced; but the evidence tends to show that it was about the 5th century, in Gaul or Spain.

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  • But these interesting phenomena have not hitherto been subject to systematic observation, and our knowledge of them is therefore uncertain.

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  • The climate is very uncertain, the weather changing suddenly from bright sunshine (when mosquitos often swarm) to dense fog or heavy falls of snow and icy winds.

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  • When the Norsemen came to Greenland they found various remains indicating, as the old sagas say, that there had been people of a similar kind as those they met with in Vinland, in America, whom they called Skraeling (the meaning of the word is uncertain, it means possibly weak people); but the sagas do not report that they actually met the natives then.

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  • The traditional history of Ammon as related in the Old Testament is not free from obscurity, due to the uncertain date of the various references and to the doubt whether the individual details belong to the particular period to which each is ascribed.

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  • 37 is textually uncertain) testify, in harmony with other considerations, that their language was Semitic, closely allied to Hebrew and to the language of the Moabites.

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  • Which of these conflicting views represents the truth still remains uncertain.

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  • The law was invoked, and, confronted for the first time with the intricacies of the Ornaments Rubric, spoke with an uncertain voice.

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  • No trustworthy estimate of the rate of the increase of production can, however, be formed, as several uncertain economic factors have to be taken into account.

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  • At Thebes she was worshipped as Athena Onka or Onga, of equally uncertain derivation (possibly from 6yKos, " a height").

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  • The meaning of the name is uncertain.

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  • The date of the grant of the town at an annual fee-farm of 8 marks is uncertain, but in the reign of Henry VI.

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  • In each case the results of the observations may be systematically in error, not only from the uncertain diameter of the moon, but in a still greater degree from the varying effect of irradiation and the personal equation of the observers.

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  • This operation, besides being very troublesome, was open to the objection that it was almost sure to produce a material but uncertain change in the physical constitution of the metal, so that, in fact, the results of experiments made before and after the treatment were not comparable.

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  • Since Verdet's constant is somewhat uncertain for different batches of glass even of the same quality, each plate should be standardized in a field of known intensity.

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  • It is uncertain how far these various results are dependent upon the physical condition of the metals.

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  • These last observations are, however, regarded as uncertain.

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  • Regarding it as important that all reasoning with reference to magnetism should be conducted without any uncertain assumptions, he worked out a mathematical theory upon the sole foundation of a few wellknown facts and principles.

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  • It was sacked by the Hungarians in 902, but otherwise its history is little known, and it is uncertain when it acquired its freedom and its motto Libertas.

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  • This region is more tropical in character, partially barren, and has an uncertain rainfall, a large part of the Sao Francisco basin and the upper Atlantic slope of its eastern rim being subject to long-continued droughts.

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  • It resembles the Sao Francisco region in its uncertain rainfall and exposure to droughts, and in having large areas of campos suitable for grazing purposes.

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  • The rainfall, also, is limited and uncertain.

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  • In the interior of Brazil, the Palaeozoic beds are directly overlaid by a series of red sandstones, &c., which appear to be of continental origin and of which the age is uncertain.

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  • to relieve the apostles in the administration of alms (Acts vi.) is a question still disputed and uncertain.

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  • Thus, with the succession uncertain, with the Turk at the very door, with the prospect, dismal at the best, of a long minority, the political outlook was both embarrassing and perilous.

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  • Though little is known of his life and the chronology is uncertain, yet Aristodemus may fairly be regarded as a historical character.

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  • The uncertain authority of these statements, and the plausibility of the preceding explanation, have caused philologists to accept the derivation from al and jabara.

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  • An astronomical work, called the Surya-siddhanta (" knowledge of the Sun "), of uncertain authorship and probably belonging to the 4th or 5th century, was considered of great merit by the Hindus, who ranked it only second to the work of Brahmagupta, who flourished about a century later.

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  • It is of uncertain origin but was used as a monastery before 1119.

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  • This triumph was only obtained, however, after a fierce struggle of ten years, in which the Danes were much hampered by the uncertain and selfish co-operation of their German allies, chief among whom was Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and Bavaria, who appropriated the lion's share of the spoil.

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  • Council seems to have followed council, but with uncertain results.

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  • The third may be characterized as a period of transition; it marks the adoption in earnest of a guerrilla policy on the part of the enemy, and an uncertain casting about on the part of the British for a definite system with which to grapple with an unforeseen development.

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