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  • The role of catharsis in one's mental health should not be undermined.

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  • He forgot that he had also limited all logical use of reason, and therefore of practical reason, to phenomena, and thereby undermined the rationality not only of knowledge, but also of faith.

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  • More particularly by the confusion in which he left the relation between the two logical principles of identity and of sufficient reason underlying respectively analytic and synthetic, deductive and inductive thought, he may be said to have undermined in another way the idealism he strove to establish.

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  • in diameter, standing erect, but pierced by a tubular passage from top to bottom; the Leaning Column nearly as large, undermined and tilting like the campanile of Pisa; the Organ, a cluster of stalactites in the chamber known as the Cathedral; besides a vast bed of di.- integrated carbonates left by the whirling flood in its retreat through the great space called the Elfin Ramble.

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  • The strain of the next three years' continuous work undermined his health and his eyesight, and he was compelled to retire from his professorship. During these years he had published works on Plato and Socrates and a history of philosophy (1875); but after his retirement he further developed his philosophical position, a speculative eclecticism through which he endeavoured to reconcile metaphysical idealism with the naturalistic and mechanical standpoint of science.

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  • Frostburg is in the midst of the coal region of the state, and is itself almost completely undermined; it has planing mills and manufactures large quantities of fire-brick.

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  • It is frequently supposed that the influence of the " old Political Economy " has been gradually undermined by the attacks of the historical school.

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  • This event seemed to place Napoleon's fortunes on a sure basis; but already they were being undermined by events.

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  • So far change had been gradual, but the success of the Manchester and Liverpool railway undermined beyond repair the old system of doing business.

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  • On her return her position was undermined by the jealousy of Pulcheria and the groundless suspicion of an intrigue with her protégé Paulinus, the master of the offices.

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  • wide and very deep. Its banks are of mud, with no other retaining walls than those formed by the foundations of the houses, which are consequently always liable to be undermined by the action of the water.

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  • But the high position which apocryphal books occupied in the first two centuries was undermined by a variety of influences.

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  • All this excessive labour for the stage had undermined the great poet's health, and in 1725 he had determined to take the baths at Aix-la-Chapelle; but instead of going thither he wandered through Belgium to Paris, and spent the winter there.

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  • During the trying winter of 1854-55, the suffering he was compelled to witness, the censures, in great part unjust, which he had to endure and all the manifold anxieties of the siege seriously undermined his health, and although he found a friend and ardent supporter in his new French colleague, General Pelissier (q.v.), disappointment at the failure of the assault of the 18th of June 1855 finally broke his spirit, and very shortly afterwards, on the 28th of June 1855, he died of dysentery.

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  • deep and of great extent (though through the collapse of the pillars supporting the undermined rock they have become still larger than they were in ancient times).

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  • In the earlier part of the 19th century, and in remoter districts even in its later years, the use of alcohol was regarded not as a mere indulgence, but as essential to health; the example of teetotallers, as seen in private life and in the returns of the insurance offices, has undermined this prepossession.

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  • When large areas are undermined, as in submarine coal mining, it is best to have several hundred feet of protecting rock.

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  • The castle was begun, in or about 1109, by Cadwgan ab Bleddyn ab Cynfyn (Cynvyn), and finished by Gwenwynwyn; in 1196 it was besieged, undermined and taken by Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury.

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  • A long period of office might now have appeared to lie before Fox, but his health was undermined.

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  • The resignation of Lafayette and Dupont de l'Eure still further undermined the government, which, incapable even of keeping order in the streets of Paris, ended by being discredited with all parties.

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  • His consort, whose health had been undermined by anxiety in Spain, died on the 3rd of November 1876.

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  • Its prestige was seriously undermined by the conduct of individual members, whose corrupt use of power was exposed and punished by Ephialtes, the democratic leader.

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  • While Protestants, he thinks, have undermined it by a deeper conception of faith,' Roman Catholics have come to attach more value to obedience and " implicit belief " than to knowledge; and even the Eastern Church lives to-day by the cultus more than by the vision of supernatural truth.

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  • For, though Sokolli remained in office until his assassination in October 1578,, his authority was undermined by the harem influences, which with Murad III.

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  • His will-power had early been undermined by the opium habit, and was further weakened by the sensual excesses that ultimately killed him.

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  • The building crisis and the commercial rupture with France had impaired the situation of the state banks, of which one, the Banca Romana, had been further undermined by maladministration.

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  • traditional treatment of Scripture was undermined; the way was opened for a more real and historical method.

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  • On Long Island, during Stuyvesant's rule, Dutch influence was gradually undermined by John Underhill.

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  • A similar treatment was meted out to the ancient magistracies of the republic; and thus began the process by which the emperors undermined the self-respect of their subjects and eventually came to rule over a nation of slaves.

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  • During 1920 and 1921 it was Poincare's influence that was mainly dictating the aggressiveness of French feeling in international politics; and during the latter part of Briand's premiership, culminating in Briand's visit to the United States for the Washington Conference at the end of 1921, it was Poincare who was fomenting the criticism that French interests were being undermined.

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  • In some districts the ground is undermined by these burrows, in which stores of food are accumulated.

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  • Freshets in the spring of 1900, however, undermined the wall, and on the 7th of April the dam broke with a resulting loss of several lives and about $1,000,000 worth of property.

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  • His health had been undermined by excessive work and anxiety, and after a short illness he died at Brunswick on the 15th of February 1781.

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  • He and Spinola found themselves once more at the head of the armies in the field, but the health of the stadholder was undermined, and his military genius was under a cloud.

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  • In reality, however, his power was undermined and was attacked by parliament, which on the 11th of October declared his commission void.

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  • Among the causes which undermined Henrys strength was the fact that the mediate nobles, who had stood loyally by his father, Conrad, were not his friends; probably his wars made serious demands upon them, and his strict administration of justice, especially his insistence upon the maintenance of the public peace, was displeasing to them.

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  • Thus he undermined the foundations of the Reichskammergericlit and stole a march upon Bertold and his friends.

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  • The unity and the power of the league of Scbmalkalden were being undermined by two important events, the Th Jr bigamy of Philip of Hesse, which for political reasons defats.

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  • In 1876 Eismarck proposed to introduce into the Criminal Code a clause making it an offence punishable with two years imprisonment to attack in print the family, property, universal military service, or other foundation of public order, in a manner which undermined morality, feeling for law, or the love of the Fatherland.

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  • He gradually departed from the Miirzsteg basis, and in January 1908 deliberately undermined the Austro-Russian agreement by obtaining from the sultan a concession for a railway from the Bosnian frontier through the sanjak of Novibazar to the Turkish terminus at Mitrovitza.

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  • B&~ing At that moment the situation was singularly like that appointed which had existed on two previous occasions: firstly, consulwhen Ismail was deposed; and secondly, when the Dual Control had undermined the existing authority without having any power to enforce its own.

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  • The monarchy had been undermined.

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  • Three months later, however, his health, undermined by his long confinement, gave way; and on the 31st of August he was deposed to make room for his younger brother, Abd-ul-Hamid II.

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  • By these wars the dominant position of the Greeks was undermined even more quickly than would otherwise have been the case.

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  • Throughout the second period of the Omayyads, representatives of this family were among their most dangerous opponents, partly by the skill with which they undermined the reputation of the reigning princes by accusations against their orthodoxy, their moral character and their administration in general, and partly by their cunning manipulation of internecine jealousies among the Arabic and non-Arabic subjects of the empire.

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  • They were wilfully blind, and they would rather not see good done than see it done in a way that contradicted their teachings and undermined their influence.

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  • In 764 Abdallah met his death by the collapse of his house, which had been deliberately undermined.

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  • They had undermined the foundations of scientific certainty, and so far as the fecundity of contemporary science did not give them pause, were ready, notwithstanding the difference of their starting-point, to acquiesce in the formula as well as the temper of Pyrrhonism.

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  • This weakness appears equally in his political and in his professional life: he would refuse practice if his purse were moderately well filled; he would sit for weeks in the Assembly in listlessness and silence, while the policy he had shaped was being gradually undermined, and then rise, brilliant as ever, but too late to avert the calamities which he foresaw.

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  • The disastrous British expedition of 1807 followed; and while at Constantinople the prestige of the sultan was being undermined by the series of revolutions which in 1808 brought Mahmud to the throne, that of Mehemet Ali was enhanced by the exhibition at Cairo of British prisoners and an avenue of stakes decorated with the heads of British slain.

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  • Abigail, however, soon ventured to talk "business," and in the summer of 1707 the duchess discovered to her indignation that her protegee had already undermined her influence with the queen and had become the medium of Harley's intrigue.

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  • His faith in a strong nationalistic policy was gradually undermined, and he finally became the foremost champion of particularism and the recognized leader of what is generally known as the "States Rights" or "Strict Construction" party.

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  • Difficulties on the route; dissensions between Emin and the authorities in German East Africa, and misunderstandings on the part of both; epidemics of disease in Emin's force, followed by a growing spirit of mutiny among his native followers; an illness of a painful nature which attacked him - all these gradually undermined Emin's courage, and his diaries at the close of 1891 reflect a gloomy and almost hopeless spirit.

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  • In justice, however, it should be added that his health was being steadily undermined by a mysterious internal complaint, and that Fenelon's tutorship came to an end on his disgrace in 169 7, before the pupil was fifteen.

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  • The old initiative and self-reliance of the nation, already shaken by years of disaster, were now completely undermined, and the people submitted without show of resistance to a theocracy disguised as absolute monarchy.

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  • The revulsion of feeling after the witchcraft delusion undermined his authority greatly, and Robert's Calef's More Wonders of the Spiritual World (1700) was a personal blow to him as well as to his son.

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  • The peasantry had ceased to be dangerous since the establishment of serfdom; the power of the cities was now thoroughly undermined.

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  • Two years later he deprived the duke of Berry of the government of Languedoc. The opening years of Charles VI.'s effective rule promised well, but excess in gaiety of all kinds undermined his constitution, and in 1392 he had an attack of madness at Le Mans, when on his way to Brittany to force from John V.

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  • But his health had been long undermined by excesses, and his end was probably only hastened by the shock of his arrest.

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  • Thus feudal overlordship in France had resolved itself into a superficial dominion undermined in all directions by economic realities.

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  • Undermined by fever, at the age of twenty he had the appearance of an old man, and night and day he was haunted with nightmares.

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  • It seemed to meet the feeling of many educated natives whose faith in current Hinduism was undermined, but who were predisposed against any foreign religious influence.

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  • They next took advantage of the decay of the kingdom of Gujarat to occupy Chaul (1531), Bassein with its dependencies, including Bombay (1534), Diu (1535) and Daman (1559) But the inherent vices of their intolerant system undermined their power, even before their Dutch and English rivals appeared on the scene.

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  • The support that appeared to be given to the theory by the presence of supposed calycinal plates in the embryo of echinoids and asteroids has been, in the opinion of many, undermined by E.

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  • He retired from office to resume his practice of the law, but the burden of his official duties had undermined his health, and he died suddenly at Philadelphia on the 16th of June 1817.

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  • Its perfection would, nevertheless, be undermined by the mobility of all its constituent parts.

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  • The colonists were victorious, but their organization was undermined, and the authority of the crown, which had never been able to keep the peace, grew rapidly weaker.

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  • the incessant competitions for the imperial power, and the repeated revolts of the Pretorian guard, gradually undermined the internal cohesion of Gaul; while the insurrections of the Bagaudae aggravated the destruction wrought by a grasping treasury and by barbarian incursions; so that the anarchy of the 3rd century soon aroused separatist ideas.

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  • energy tempered by prudence, ran to waste like its wealth in a suzerainty over turbulent vassals devoid of common government or administration, and was undermined by the same lack of social discipline among its vassals which had sapped the power of the Carolingians.

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  • undermined as far as he could the right of control by the states-general, the right of remonstrance by the parlements, and the communal franchises, while ensuring the impoverishment of the municipalities by his fiscal methods.

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  • Thus all the buttresses of the monarchical institution began to fall to pieces: the Church, undermined by the heresy of Jansenism, weakened by the inroads of philosophy, Ancient discredited by evil-livers among the priesthood, and Influcn~t divided against itself, like all losing parties; the and last!nobility of the court, still brave at heart, though ~~1tb0u1&

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  • On the other hand, he came to represent those aspects of Peripateticism most alien to the spirit of Christendom; and the deeply religious Moslem gave his name to the anti-sacerdotal party, to the materialists, sceptics and atheists, who defied or undermined the dominant beliefs of the church.

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  • Then, the Tigris having undermined part of the city wall, he collected his wives and treasures and burned them with himself in his palace (880 B.C.).

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  • Not the least of the anxieties of the colonial office during this period was the situation in the West Indies, where the canesugar industry was being steadily undermined by the European bounties given to exports of continental beet; and though the government restricted themselves to attempts at removing the bounties by negotiation and to measures for palliating the worst effects in the West Indies, Mr Chamberlain made no secret of his repudiation of the Cobden Club view that retaliation would be contrary to the doctrines of free trade, and he did his utmost to educate public opinion at home into understanding that the responsibilities of the mother country are not merely to be construed according to the selfish interests of a nation of consumers.

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  • It was, first, the advance of the Hatti (Hittites) into Syria, which began in the time of Amen-hotep III., but became far more threatening in that of his successor, and next, the resumption of the second Arabian migration, which most seriously undermined the Egyptian power in Asia.

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  • assertion undermined by lack of meaning.

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  • certaintyely this opened the way to a process of academic study which increasingly undermined the theological certainties of the churches.

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  • Ways of building on such complementarity need to be developed rather than undermined as is happening in many programs at present.

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  • In agricultural areas, industrial tree plantations have undermined food security by usurping productive cropland and pastures.

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  • The fixed exchange rate regime under which the two countries operated was undermined by the fiscal deficits that were run from the 1980s.

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  • In the modern era, indigenous people have seen their land and resources stolen, and their cultures denigrated and undermined.

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  • denuded of protective vegetation are undermined and collapse.

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  • To do so " would have permanently undermined his position of power over her... such desolation could not be admitted " (194 ).

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  • The tabloid quote Walsh as saying: " I have been totally humiliated and undermined by both of them.

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  • Many thought that the presence of lawyers undermined the relative informality of hearings and posed some difficulty for the lay panel members.

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  • inhibited in this way then the primary purpose of subsidy is undermined.

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  • All these factors have undermined food crop yields, leaving the local communities malnourished.

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  • memorandumistry's response was further undermined by internal memoranda concluding that notices should in fact have been served.

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  • Ending the national claim fragmented the unity and undermined the morale of the nursery nurses to a limited extent.

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  • To a hidden most feds resist him waxing poetic effectively undermined the.

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  • The inconsistency between the stated aims of the incapacity and the waiver applied in some cases undermined the rationality and logic of the measure.

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  • This is undermined by its steadfast refusal to put its money where its mouth is.

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  • The argument that the polls show a likely democratic takeover is somewhat undermined by these factors.

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  • It can only be assumed that it was not made public because its findings undermined the tenets of global drug prohibition.

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  • Punctuation was rejected, regular typography went out of the window, even recognizable verse forms were undermined.

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  • undermined this legitimacy.

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  • undermined by lack of income.

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  • However, his case is being fatally undermined by the soaring costs within the industry.

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  • At a stroke urban regeneration in England was seriously undermined.

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  • In this event, NATO, which has kept the peace in Europe for many years, would be severely undermined.

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  • The Key Worker will then determine whether there is a need for an urgent Core Group meeting or whether the plan is fundamentally undermined.

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  • undermined when not as accurate as possible.

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  • undermined allow the anomalies to continue thereby undermining the charity ' brand ' .

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  • wreak a terrible revenge undermined the whole pagan belief system.

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  • The power of the Flemish cities rose to its height during the ascendancy of Jacques van Artevelde (1285-1345), the famous citizen-statesman of Ghent, but after his downfall the mutual jealousies of the cities undermined their strength, and with the crushing defeat of Roosebeke (1382) in which Philip van Artevelde perished, the political greatness of the municipalities had entered upon its decline.

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  • Until the beginning of the 17th century the Byzantine tradition that in all matters outside the sphere of dogma the ecclesiastical is subordinate to the civil power had been observed in Russia; but the traditional conceptions had been to some extent undermined during the reign of Michael, when the metropolitan Philaret, who was the tsar's father (vide supra), became patriarch and was associated with his son in the government on a footing of equality.

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  • The objective was unexpected: it may have been chosen by St Louis, because he knew how seriously the power of the sultan was undermined by the Mamelukes, who were in the very next year to depose the Ayyubite dynasty, which had reigned since 1171, and to substitute one of their number as sultan.

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  • On her return her position was undermined by the jealousy of Pulcheria and the groundless suspicion of an intrigue with her protégé Paulinus, the master of the offices.

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  • Even when Arabian medicine gave way before the direct teaching of the Greek authors rescued from neglect, the authority of Galen was increased instead of being diminished; and he assumed a position of autocracy in medical science which was only slowly undermined by the growth of modern science in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • He was intensely interested in the Dreyfus case, but his robust constitution was undermined by the anxieties and disappointments occasioned by the Zola trial and the Rennes court-martial, and he died in Paris on the 13th of November 1899.

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  • It has in no way undermined the official status of the Corpus juris; but it has completed the legislation of the latter in many important respects, and in some cases reformed it.

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  • He had restored the superstructure of the imperial monarchy, but he had likewise strengthened and legalized methods and institutions till then private and insecure, and these, passing from custom into law, undermined the foundations of the structure he had thought himself to be repairing.

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  • The argument that the polls show a likely Democratic takeover is somewhat undermined by these factors.

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  • Structural shortages, however, continually undermined this legitimacy.

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  • Put at its simplest, the health of too many people living with HIV in the UK is being undermined by lack of income.

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  • But with lists and tables widely available, their raison d'etre is undermined when not as accurate as possible.

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  • She confirmed in interviews that while in the cabinet her authority and confidence were undermined by a hostile ' whispering campaign '.

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  • The failure of the pagan gods to wreak a terrible revenge undermined the whole pagan belief system.

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  • File Cabinets - Make sure the inserts supporting hanging files are even and haven't undermined the soft interior wood of file drawers.

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  • For the most part, the predictive aspects of astrology are the most mystical and also the most daring because, when predictions fail, the whole field of astrology tends to be undermined.

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  • For some inscrutable reason, they don't tend to look well with micro-minis, perhaps because the sophistication and elegance of this shoe style is somehow undermined by more openly sexy clothing.

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