How to use Unfortunate in a sentence

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  • There wasn't any evidence to suggest other than an unfortunate accident.

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  • He is an unfortunate madman who did not know what he was doing.

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  • Unfortunate, but I like the result.

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  • She is so unfortunate, a stranger, alone, helpless!

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  • Ah, she is such an unfortunate and charming woman!

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  • But, while thus lamenting this unfortunate perversion into a mistaken channel of ornithological energy, we must not overblame those who caused it.

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  • His only unfortunate contribution to entomology - indeed to zoology generally - was his theory of pre-formation, which taught the presence within the egg of a perfectly formed but miniature adult.

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  • This is especially unfortunate because a major crop in Africa, grain sorghum, has a somewhat indigestible protein which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.

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  • The decision was taken at an unfortunate hour.

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  • All of these factors can lead to one unfortunate result!

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  • A tattoo on the lower back has long had the unfortunate name of the "tramp stamp".

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  • Not only was the paper money valueless which Napoleon so graciously distributed to the unfortunate, but even silver lost its value in relation to gold.

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  • Sciatic pain is one of the unfortunate side effects for some women during pregnancy.

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  • Soap opera fans can take solace in the Internet if they ever find themselves in the unfortunate position of having missed their favorite program.

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  • I appreciate the time it took you to share the story of your unfortunate shopping experience in late February.

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  • It would be unfortunate if cheerleaders thought that all dancers' opinions were that "cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded."

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  • It's especially unfortunate due to the high caliber of cheerleading that the cheer team displayed, making them role models for cheerleaders everywhere.

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  • For those unfortunate enough to suffer ill health due to alcohol, as with salt intake the damage caused can be irreversible.

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  • While Dean was fully exonerated from any wrongdoing in the unfortunate affair, either Fitzgerald failed to agree with the determination or simply despised being judged wrong.

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  • The strongly fortified castle which he erected at the same time had the unfortunate result of making the infant town an object of contention in the Thirty Years' War, during which it was five times taken and retaken.

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  • The Catalan revolt was pacified in 1472, but John had war, in which he was generally unfortunate, with his neighbour the French king till his death on the 20th of January 1479.

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  • Married in 1577 to one of the three co-heirs of the Lord Dacre of Gilsland he suffered under Elizabeth more than one imprisonment with his brother the unfortunate earl of Arundel.

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  • But nothing has really been more unfortunate for the reputation of Jordanes as a writer than the extreme preciousness of the information which he has preserved to us.

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  • As Heber says, "No part of the administration of Ireland by the English crown has been more extraordinary and more unfortunate than the system pursued for the introduction of the Reformed religion."

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  • The first is that spinners would be performing the two functions of industrial management and cotton buying (together with others perhaps), and that in consequence the best industrial men would not necessarily be able to maintain their position in the trade because as buyers of cotton they might be unfortunate.

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  • He afterwards made Berlin his residence, and took an active part in the unfortunate campaign under the duke of York for the reconquest of the Netherlands.

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  • A reign of terror ensued, during which the unfortunate principality was well-nigh ruined.

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  • Subsequently, he undertook first the secretaryship and then the management and chief ownership of some tile-works at Tilbury, but here also he was unfortunate, and his imprisonment in 1703 brought the works to a standstill, and he lost £3000.

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  • One may deplore his unfortunate history and wasted genius, but it is impossible to regret his exclusion from the government of England.

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  • About 1615 the British formed a settlement in the island, at Cambello, which they retained until 1623, when it was destroyed by the Dutch, and frightful tortures inflicted on the unfortunate persons connected with it.

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  • In the interests of humanity care should be taken that the earth-stopper always has with him a small terrier, as it is often necessary to "stop-out" permanently; and unless a dog is run through the drain some unfortunate creature in it, a fox, cat or rabbit, may be imprisoned and starved to death.

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  • The financial and industrial policy of the state was unfortunate.

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  • The snobbery and malignity of his attacks on Addington roused considerable feeling against him, and his attempts to act as a political go-between in ministerial arrangements were unfortunate.

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  • The unfortunate turn taken by the campaign of 1781 was largely due to Rodney's neglect of his advice.

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  • It was the " Nurnberg," which had been making frantic efforts to overtake her squadron, that found the unfortunate " Monmouth."

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  • In some ways this is unfortunate.

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  • He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it.

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  • Anatole, for whom Pierre was looking, dined that day with Dolokhov, consulting him as to how to remedy this unfortunate affair.

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  • It was said that Prince Vasili and the old count had turned upon the Italian, but the latter had produced such letters from the unfortunate deceased that they had immediately let the matter drop.

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  • This will reinforce the unfortunate stereotype of the church.

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  • There is a gap in the houses, still there today to remind us of unfortunate victims.

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  • Viewed in this way, however, Chisholm 's proposal seems to have an unfortunate consequence.

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  • Oh, unfortunate wretch that I am, now I must change whether I will or no !

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  • The high crime rate is a result of the unfortunate ethos of the city.

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  • Doctors have an unfortunate reputation of acting imperiously toward their inferiors.

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  • It is unfortunate that fairytales and myths have stereotyped step-mothers as cruel, when many step-moms are actually kind and forgiving.

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  • Acne is often an unfortunate part of adolescence.

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  • The political candidate tried to impute some rather unfortunate insults to his opponent.

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  • Choosing the wrong style can lead to an unfortunate "wardrobe malfunction" or the dreaded visible panty line.

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  • If you're really unfortunate, this is also the point where you'll spot accounts you've never opened.

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  • That's unfortunate, since a gift that fits in a regular envelope makes for an attractive option for those with friends and family abroad, especially in today's world of skyrocketing shipping costs.

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  • In the unfortunate event that you have to use your American Express insurance, you can file a claim over the Internet.

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  • The more unfortunate problem with solar panels is that they have recently become the target of thieves.

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  • This is usually only achieved with vigorous rubbing of the lashes, an unfortunate but necessary evil associated with most waterproof cosmetics.

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  • This lends my face a very natural glow that isn't limited solely to my cheeks and it helps prevent that unfortunate streaky look.

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  • In general, the easiest to find is the liquid type of food coloring, which is unfortunate because if you ask professional bakers they would say that liquid food coloring is the least recommended type.

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  • This is unfortunate because unlike a disease that is isolated within one section of the body, stress travels everywhere, and quite literally, can manifest itself in several different forms.

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  • If you have low self-esteem and lack confidence in handling difficult situations, you will have a harder time dealing with unfortunate situations in your life.

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  • Alcohol - Drinking has become an unfortunate staple at many teen celebrations.

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  • Although many runaways arrive home safely, there are many unfortunate situations such as rape, molestation, abduction and murder that can, and do occur.

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  • Thank God, when we arrived and told them of our unfortunate situation, they were more than willing to accomodate us.

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  • It was an unfortunate accident, and he was in too much pain to validate any blame.

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  • That's unfortunate because its intricate designs, vibrant colors, and natural beauty make it a phenomenal choice for a special occasion dessert.

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  • Valium addiction abuse carries with it issues surrounding withdrawal for those who are unfortunate enough to become addicted.

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  • In fact, many experts called his death an unfortunate and tragic accident.

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  • It is unfortunate that many people, especially young women, feel that they have to live up to a standard that Hollywood has set which is basically unattainable.

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  • Vincent Pastore - His real name may not ring a bell, but this Soprano's star had an unfortunate and unforgettable nickname on the HBO mob drama.

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  • Since everyone, no matter how unfortunate, knows what the word entails, we'll just have to use it.

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  • Whether it was an intentional publicity stunt or the unfortunate mix of a sheer black material and flash photography has never really been determined, but either way, a definite oops.

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  • If you suffered from big 80s hair, a less than perfect nose or wore the unfortunate mullet, you're not alone.

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  • Plagiarism, claiming the words of someone else as your own, is an unfortunate problem on college campuses.

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  • Olgae must be a fine variety, and it is very unfortunate that it is lost to cultivation.

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  • It doesn't help that Dwight's shirts slope in the shoulders and are usually an unfortunate shade of yellow.

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  • While any type of ill-fitting garment is unfortunate, lingerie in particular ranks high on the list of items that can cause serious annoyance as the day wears on.

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  • Staying watchful at all times can help ensure that you don't experience an unfortunate accident that could leave you and other people seriously injured.

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  • Depression in the elderly is an unfortunate but common problem.

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  • While not very common, a few customers have had personal experience with this unfortunate situation.

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  • While it's unfortunate that Smith Bauhaus frames are being phased out, by shopping around, you may be able to get a good price in the end either on the Bauhaus or on the perfect alternative.

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  • The game begins with a brief video segment where John performs an exorcism on a poor unfortunate woman who is possessed by a demon.

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  • Full Auto has the unfortunate distinction of being the first new Xbox 360 title to come out in a while, so gamers that are thirsting for new blood are likely to have their expectations set super-high.

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  • It feels unfair to people who don't want to upgrade, but is an unfortunate reality of nearly all technology purchases.

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  • The unfortunate downside is that Nintendo is still using the cumbersome "Friend Code" system.

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  • What is unfortunate is that it is only a 10-day trial (including the weekends when Canada Post does not ship any items).

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  • The lack of PS3 Slim backwards compatible support is unfortunate, but it is unlikely to be something that is a deal-breaker for most people.

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  • The unfortunate side effect of this is, because most gamers are right handed, Nintendo decided to mirror the entire game to make Link right handed as well.

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  • While it is unfortunate that you cannot utilize customized Mii characters in Wii Deca Sports, the variety of events seems to be great for players of all ages.

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  • Yahoo's A Series of Unfortunate Events is basically a revamped version of Inspector Parker using characters from the Lemony Snicket novels.

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events is only available as a download, and some of the levels are only available if you pay for them.

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  • As the unfortunate Baudelaires, you are given the job of sorting out where in the scene everyone and everything was.

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events is an intriguing puzzle game that has solid graphics and sound.

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  • If you're looking for a fun mystery game that requires thinking and careful deduction and are a fan of Lemony Snicket's books, then you'll love A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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  • However, if you want a game that will challenge you, give A Series of Unfortunate Events a try.

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  • Often times the cabinets remain with a missing side or front glass panel because of an unfortunate accident.

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  • This practice has the fortunate result of preventing general malnutrition, but the unfortunate result of allowing the development of mild iron deficiency.

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  • The number 1 preceding the 4 sounds like the word for guaranteed, so the selling price is considered as guaranteeing an unfortunate future for potential buyers.

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  • Though reactions are rare, it's nearly impossible to predict whether or not you will be one of the unfortunate few who respond poorly to hair extensions.

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  • Emo is not the same thing as gothic, and many young teenagers make the unfortunate mistake of dying their blonde hair black or a deep red in order to attempt an emo look.

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  • An unfortunate misconception with the emo movement is that of severe depression and bodily mutilation.

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  • In the unfortunate event of hair loss resulting from andronic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness, the hair loss occurs for the very same reason men lose their hair.

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  • An unfortunate result of this red tape and additional costs is that many Hawaii mortgage brokers do not currently promote this federal program.

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  • While Jessica and perhaps only those close to her know the reason for this occurrence, this is an unfortunate bit of news.

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  • Between the loose material across the abdomen and unfortunate posing, rumors were flying within days of the event.

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  • Some women sail through life suffering nothing more than the occasional headache, however, this can change for some unfortunate women when they commence birth control treatment.

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  • This can be an unfortunate circumstance since in modern life, most teens and plenty of 20-somethings are trying not to get pregnant, while many 30-40 year olds are trying to start a family.

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  • This system helps prevent the shorts from being pulled off during an unfortunate fall.

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  • It is unfortunate but true that there are many people looking to take advantage of teens, so parents need to be involved and vigilant.

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  • To avoid unfortunate bathing suit mishaps, you want to make sure that you're wearing the right suit.

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  • It's unfortunate, but many players simply have a need to win and will find the best way to do that.

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  • In return, you get the joy of knowing you helped an unfortunate individual or family.

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  • In the unfortunate event of the loss of a pet, the shelter offers cremation services.

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  • Considering that so many nonprofit organizations could really benefit from extra funds, it's unfortunate that charity scams exist.

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  • If you had one date and an unfortunate hook up that you don't plan to repeat, would you go to HR?

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  • One of the most unfortunate side effects of domestic violence is that victims often feel extremely isolated.

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  • The unfortunate by product of such devious scams is that they wound the pride as well as the heart.

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  • It is also unfortunate for the celiac patient that his neuropathic symptoms also closely mimic those of other popular illnesses such as diabetes, vasculitis and systemic lupus.

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  • One of the unfortunate psychological impacts of celiac disease is feeling out of place in normal settings.

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  • The film is set in Mumbai, India, and covers the story of an unfortunate teen who participates in the Indian version of the popular game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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  • When they actually did die, as a result of being buried, many speculate that this caused the spirits of those unfortunate people to become doomed to wander the cemetery in confusion.

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  • However, there's always the unfortunate chance that you'll miss purchasing the shoe of your dreams.

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  • There's an unfortunate social connotation sometimes attached to tramp stamp tattoos by certain segments of the population.

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  • Grilling or frying, and the inevitable blackening that comes with it, may actually produce unfortunate carcinogens to boot.

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  • The criticism freely directed against him was based rather upon the circumstances of his unfortunate private life and the misdeeds of an unscrupulous entourage which traded upon his name than upon his personal or political shortcomings.

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  • Sir Henry's own principal contribution to the discussion was rather unfortunate, for while insisting on the blessings derived by England from its free-trade policy, he coupled this with the rhetorical admission (at Bolton in 1903) that "12,000,000 British citizens were underfed and on the verge of hunger."

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  • He was unfortunate in living before the natural rudeness of Latin art had been successfully grappled with.

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  • Much of the material was obtained from the destroyed houses of the unfortunate Jews, but the stone for the bulwarks was obtained from Caen, and the small bricks or tiles from Flanders.

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  • A most unfortunate choice for the chief command of the army was the appointment of Malatesta Baglioni.

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  • In 1824 Turki, son of the unfortunate Abdallah, headed a rising which resulted in the re-establishment of the Wahhabi state with Riad as its new capital; and during the next ten years he consolidated his power, paying tribute to and under the nominal suzerainty of Egypt till his murder in 1834.

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  • He died on the 3rd of March 1707 at Ahmadnagar, while engaged on an extensive but unfortunate expedition against the Mahrattas.

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  • Previous to the adoption of the single gold standard in 1897 the monetary history of Peru had been unfortunate.

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  • In the first of these books his nomenclature is unfortunate; his division of ethical theories into the " unpsychological," " idiopsychological," and the " hetero-psychological," is incapable of historical justification; his exposition of single ethical systems is, though always interesting and suggestive, often arbitrary and inadequate, being governed by dialectical exigencies rather than historical order and perspective.

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  • It is particularly unfortunate that September should be the season of greatest typhoon frequency, for the earlier varieties of rice flower in that month and a heavy storm does much damage.

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  • Eighteen months later the coronation took place at Moscow with great pomp, but a gloom was thrown over the festivities by the unfortunate incident of the Khodinskoe Polye, a great open space near the city, where a popular fete had been prepared and where, from defective police arrangements, a large number of men, women and children, roughly estimated at 2000, were crushed and trampled to death.

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  • When war broke out afresh in 1757 he served as a staff officer in the unfortunate Rochefort expedition, but his prospects were not affected by the failure, for had his advice been taken the result might well have been different.

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  • We are equally unfortunate in regard to Strabo's splendid marble Sisyphaeum just below the summit.

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  • The confusion in and around St Privat, where troops from four several corps were all intermingled, became so extreme that no further infantry-advance could be attempted; so under cover of the fierce artillery duel the remnants of the unfortunate 6th corps drifted away towards Metz down the many ravines leading into the river valley.

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  • Before long, while the hostile left wing still remained inactive, the unfortunate troops of the French centre and right were gradually hemmed in by the whole force of the Allies.

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  • She used all her influence in favour of the unfortunate Raleigh, answering his petition to her for protection with a personal letter of appeal to Buckingham to save his life.

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  • The end of the period of mourning for the late king was the signal for a succession of gaieties, during which the queen displayed a passion for amusement and excitement which led to unfortunate results.

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  • His unfortunate first marriage with his cousin Charlotte Frederica of MecklenburgSchwerin was dissolved in 1810.

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  • This was the more unfortunate as Vandamme was destined to lead the advance on Charleroi by the centre road.

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  • But the emperor regarded it merely as "an unfortunate accident," nothing more, and the advance in two wings and a reserve continued, undisturbed by such occurrences.

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  • Pellico had in the meantime continued his work as tutor, first to the unfortunate son of Count Briche, and then to the two sons of Count Porro Lambertenghi.

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  • The Feuillants copy is in existence, being the only manuscript, or partly manuscript, authority for the text; but access to it and reproduction of it are subjected to rather unfortunate restrictions by the authorities, and until it is completely edited students are rather at the mercy of those who have actually consulted it.

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  • John's son and successor, John Frederick the Magnanimous, who became elector in 1532, might with equal propriety have been surnamed the Unfortunate.

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  • Peter practically deserted his unfortunate consort a little more than a year after their union.

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  • Peter himself carried this principle to its ultimate limits in dealing with his unfortunate son the Tsarevich Alexius.

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  • Henry himself had not the strength or knowledge to direct it, and was unfortunate in his advisers.

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  • Orleans stirred up Cinq-Mars to attempt Richelieu's murder, and then deserted his unfortunate accomplice.

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  • In the matter of nomenclature these animals have been singularly unfortunate.

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  • The majority of the priests and bishops refused to swear assent to what they held to be an invasion of the divine right of the hierarchy, and after some months of unfortunate indecision Pius VI.

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  • Next year he tried Anne Boleyn and her lovers, was present on the scaffold at the unfortunate queen's execution, and recommended to parliament the new act of succession.

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  • On the 2 9 th of November 1538 he was created Baron Audley of Walden; and soon afterwards presided as lord steward at the trials of Henry Pole, Lord Montacute, and of the unfortunate marquess of Exeter.

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  • In 1440 the whole of Bavaria-Munich came to Ernest's son Albert, who had been estranged from his father owing to his union with the unfortunate Agnes Bernauer.

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  • War with Nothing could have been more unfortunate, for the country was not ready for war, and party spirit was too strong for united action to be taken or vigorous preparations to be made.

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  • Meanwhile from 1692 onwards brighter prospects were opened out to the unfortunate Belgians by the nomination by the Spanish king of Maximilian Emanuel, elector of Bavaria, to be governorgeneral with well-nigh sovereign powers.

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  • There he sought to arrange peace, but against his will was forced into an unfortunate campaign in 1384.

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  • In the cellar of this villa were discovered no less than twenty skeletons of the unfortunate inhabitants, who had evidently fled thither for protection, and fourteen in other parts of the house.

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  • Even Boswell was forced to own that in this unfortunate piece he could detect no trace of his master's powers.

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  • Having been recognized as king by the Saxons, the Thuringians and the nobles of Lorraine, the new king was able to turn his attention to the affairs of government, but on the whole his reign was an unfortunate one for Germany.

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  • Meanwhile Tilly advanced into Bohemia, and in November 1620 Fredericks army was utterly routed at the battle of the White Hill, near Prague, and the unfortunate elector had just time to escape from the kingdom he had rashly undertaken to govern.

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  • These events had a very unfortunate effect on the character of the parliament.

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  • The rocky hills of the tableland to the north long repelled settlement, the region being looked on by the thrifty farmers of the south as a wilderness useless except for its forests and its furs; and unfortunate settlers who ventured into it usually failed and went west or south in search of better land.

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  • Meanwhile Styria and Carinthia were equally unfortunate under the rule of Frederick and Albert; and the death of Ladislaus led to still further complications.

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  • There seems no doubt that the condition of the workmen in the factories of Moravia and the oil-mines of Galicia was peculiarly unfortunate; the hours of work were very long, the Count convictions, and on the first day of the session Rieger S' g unless he could speak and write German.

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  • This was the zenith of their success, and it was unfortunate for them that they declined the various offers of peace which Sparta made.

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  • It may be questioned whether it was due to a wave of enthusiasm amongst the priests and people, leading them to rededicate the monuments in the name of their deliverer, or a somewhat insane desire of the king to perpetuate his own memory in a singularly unfortunate manner.

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  • The shops were closed, and the unfortunate people assembled in great crowds, crying Y Latif!

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  • To return to the unfortunate British expedition.

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  • As on the former occasion, the unfortunate Mamelukes fell into the snare.

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  • In the year following the massacre the unfortunate exiles were attacked by Ibrahim Pasha, the eldest son of Mehemet Au, in the fortified town of Ibrim, in Nubia.

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  • At the same time he pointed out that, Unhappily, Egyptian administration in the Sudan had been almost uniformly unfortunate.

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  • It was Denmark's obsequiousness to Russia which led to the first of her unfortunate collisions with Great Britain.

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  • After two short and unfortunate reigns, the crown had been bestowed on Totila or Baduila, a warrior of distinguished abilities, who by degrees drove the imperial generals and governors out of Italy.

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  • The rule prohibiting them, except in rare cases, from describing the achievements of the different units, who were thus robbed of the glory to which they were entitled, had most unfortunate results.

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  • The quick reaction and sharp criticism of unfortunate acts and decisions indicated that free speech and free press were still basic ideals in the United States.

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  • Dreyfus was not finally declared innocent until 1906, and Labori never once relaxed his efforts on behalf of the unfortunate officer.

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  • For this unfortunate issue Louis was not without blame; for from the very first, owing to an exaggerated idealism and love of antiquity, he had totally misunderstood the national character of the Greeks and the problems involved in the attempts to govern them by bureaucratic methods.

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  • Its chief historical interest attaches to its connexion with the unfortunate Agnes Bernauer (q.v.), who lived at the château here with her husband Duke Albert III.

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  • It was an unfortunate subject.

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  • Again poetic justice is effected on the unfortunate hero who has chosen his own personal advancement in preference to his duty to the woman he loves; more pointedly than in Gotz is the moral enforced by Clavigo's worldly friend Carlos, that the ground of Clavigo's tragic end lies not so much in the defiance of a moral law as in the hero's vacillation and want of character.

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  • After some unfortunate experiences arrangements were made in 1917 for the fumigation of the tobacco before shipment, with the result that the crop thereafter, in normal circumstances, commanded a high price in the markets of Great Britain.

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  • In the end the rebellion, formidable as it seemed for a few months, was crushed, and a heavier yoke was laid on the shoulders of the unfortunate peasants.

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  • All over the country are olive-trees, the fruit and oil of which are a staple product of the country; the trade is however hampered by an excessive tax on trees, which not only discourages plantation, but has the unfortunate effect of encouraging destruction.

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  • The denunciations in the prophetical writings of gross injustice, oppression and maladministration seem to presuppose definite laws, which either were ignored or which fell with severity upon the poor and unfortunate.

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  • Thus the first and second definitions represent the founders of the sophistry of culture, Protagoras and Prodicus, from the respective points of view of the older Athenians, who disliked the new culture, and the younger Athenians, who admired it; the third and fourth definitions represent imitators to whom the note of itinerancy was not applicable; the fifth definition represents the earlier eristics, contemporaries of Socrates, whom it was necessary to distinguish from the teachers of forensic oratory; the sixth is framed to meet the anomalous case of Socrates, in whom many saw the typical sophist, though Plato conceives this view to be unfortunate; and the seventh and final definition, having in view eristical sophistry fully developed, distinguishes it from SfµoXoyuci, i.e.

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  • Lowell himself had already turned his studies in dramatic and early poetic literature to account in another magazine, and continued the series in The Pioneer, besides contributing poems; but after the issue of three monthly numbers, beginning in January 1843, the magazine came to an end, partly because of a sudden disaster which befell Lowell's eyes, partly through the inexperience of the conductors and unfortunate business connexions.

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  • All who had assisted the unfortunate youth were cruelly persecuted, and the inhabitants of Agosta put to the sword.

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  • The meagreness of the results obtained by the occasional works executed in the last century, and the fact that the investigators were unfortunate enough to strike upon places already explored, gave rise to the opinion that the whole area of the city had been crossed by tunnels in the time of Charles III.

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  • Meanwhile Mokhtar (son of that Abu `Obaid the Thaqifite who had commanded the Arabs against the Persians in the unfortunate battle of the Bridge), a man of great talents and still greater ambition, after having supported Ibn Zobair in the siege of Mecca, had gone to Kufa, where he joined the Shiites, mostly Persians, and acquired great power.

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  • The Berbers rose in revolt, slaughtered the unfortunate governor, and put in his place the former governor Mahommed b.

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  • This unfortunate man died under torture, which he bore with fortitude.

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  • The unfortunate fanatics were hunted down and massacred to the last man, and thereby the ties that bound the Abbasids to the ultra-Shiites were severed.

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  • The unfortunate man was brought by the caliph himself to Bagdad, and there died, apparently by poison.

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  • Happily for these unfortunate doctors, they had scarcely reached Adana, when news of the caliph's death arrived and they were brought back to Bagdad.

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  • The unfortunate prince was arrested and died soon after in prison.

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  • By Claudius she was the mother of the unfortunate Britannicus, and of Octavia, wife of Nero.

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  • They struck upon the unfortunate and opprobrious term "middle ages" for that which stood between them and their classic ideals.

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  • The maximum number of "rainy" days (with a rainfall of more than o oi in.) rarely approaches ioo at the most unfortunate locality; for the whole state the average of perfectly "clear" days is normally above 50%, of "partly cloudy" above 30, of "cloudy" under 20, of "rainy" still less.

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  • Being bound to pay a stated sum to the public authorities these publicani naturally aimed at extracting the largest possible amount from the unfortunate provincials, and, as they belonged to the Roman capitalist class, they were able to influence the provincial governors.

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  • With regard to international commerce Colbert was equally unfortunate in not being in advance of his age; the tariffs he published were protective to an extreme.

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  • Darnley, though a Catholic, thought it well to go to Knox's preaching; but was so unfortunate as to hear a very long sermon, with allusions not only to "babes and women" as rulers, but to Ahab who did not control his strong-minded wife.

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  • Lars Johansson (1642-1674), who called himself "Lucidor the Unfortunate," has been the subject of a whole tissue of romance, most of which is fabulous.

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  • His poems were posthumously collected as Flowers of Helicon, Plucked and Distributed on various occasions by Lucidor the Unfortunate.

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  • An unfortunate occurrence soon after the close of the revolution brought strained relations for a short period between the governments of the United States and Chile.

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  • Mahmud entered Isfahan in triumph, with the captive shah on his left hand, and, seating himself on the throne in the royal palace, he was saluted as sovereign of Persia by the unfortunate klosain.

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  • But thenceforward this unfortunate young man was a mere shadow of royalty, and his purely local power and prestige had no further influence whateveron Persia as a country.

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  • This unfortunate affair had the effect of greatly discrediting Persia on the London Stock Exchange for a long time.

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  • Of this unfortunate expedition three very different narratives are extant, of seemingly independent origin.

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  • Rochford Hall, a picturesque gabled mansion of various dates, belonged once to the Boleyns, and it has been stated that Anne Boleyn, the unfortunate queen of Henry VIII., was born here, but this is in no way proved.

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  • This resignation was not an unfortunate event for the country, as the federal Cortes not only made Castelar chief of the executive, though his partisans were in a minority in the Parliament, but they gave him much liberty to act, as they decided to suspend the sittings of the house until 2nd January 1874.

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  • If we believe that these were all real people, with whom Juvenal lived in intimacy, we should conclude that he was most unfortunate in his associates, and that his own relations to them were marked rather by outspoken frankness than civility.

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  • Charles, the 12th earl, son of this unfortunate nobleman, was raised by William III.

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  • As regards the ammonium carbonate accumulating in the soil from the conversion of urea and other sources, we know from Winogradsky's researches that it undergoes oxidation in two stages owing to the activity of the so-called " nitrifying " bacteria (an unfortunate term inasmuch as " nitrification " refers merely to a particular phase of the cycle of changes undergone by nitrogen).

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  • On the other hand, for the history of Italy and western Europe he falls back on Roman annalists, especially, it seems, on Claudius Quadrigarius and Valerius Antias - a most unfortunate choice - and from them too he takes the annalistic mould into which his matter is cast.

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  • It is unfortunate that such a double meaning of the word should have grown up, for it is productive of not a little confusion of thought.

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  • Among other charitable institutions are the Curtis Home (1894) for destitute women and girls, the Bethesda Home (1890) for homeless girls and their children, the Florence Crittenton Home (1893) for homeless and unfortunate women, the Roselia Foundling Asylum and Maternity Hospital (1891), the Protestant Home for Incurables (1883), the Pittsburg Newsboys' Home (1894), the Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburg Association for the Improvement of the Poor and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.

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  • Pope Adrian protested against his deposition, but it was confirmed in 876 by Pope John VIII., and it was not until 878, at the council of Troyes, that the unfortunate prelate was reconciled with the Church.

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  • 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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  • In fact the apparently prosperous relative was the victim of unfortunate speculations, and chose rather to be reproached with avarice than with imprudence.

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  • Never more than a nominal wife at most, the unfortunate Stella commonly passed for his mistress till the day of her death (in her will she writes herself spinster), bearing her doom with uncomplaining resignation, and consoled in some degree by unquestionable proofs of the permanence of his love, if his feeling for her deserves the name.

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  • Moreover his family life, according to all accounts, was unfortunate.

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  • The unfortunate province served as a transit route for Turkish expeditions against Hungary and Transylvania, and was exhausted by continual requisitions.

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  • Cosbuc, who has risen more recently to fame, is the poet of the unfortunate Rumanian peasant, emancipated only in name and on paper, and a prey to greedy landowners and to a medieval administration.

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  • A convenient belief in the doctrine of the transmigration of souls satisfied the unfortunate that their woes were the natural result of their own deeds in a former birth, and, though unavoidable now, might be escaped in a future state of existence by present good conduct.

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  • The then governor, Lord Charles Somerset, whose treaty arrangements with the Kaffir chiefs had proved unfortunate, desired to erect a barrier against the Kaffirs by settling white colonists in the border district.

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  • This letter was precipitate and unfortunate.

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  • In a speech in the Senate defending Van Buren against an attack by Henry Clay, Marcy made the unfortunate remark that " to the victors belong the spoils of the enemy," and thereby became widely known as a champion of the proscription of political opponents.

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  • The Campbells gradually lost sight of Christian unity, owing to the unfortunate experience with the Baptists and to the tone taken by those clergymen who had met them in debates; and for the sake of Christian union it was peculiarly fortunate that in January 1832 at Lexington, Kentucky, the followers of the Campbells and those of Stone (who had stressed union more than primitive Christianity) united.

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  • Prior to 1752, in which year there were only twenty-five houses with two hundred inhabitants, the growth of the city had indeed been slow; but only a year or two later wheat loaded in its harbour was for the first time shipped to Scotland; during the war between the French and the English at this time some of the unfortunate Acadians found new homes here; in 1767 Baltimore was made the county seat; by the beginning of the War of Independence its population had grown to 6755; and in 1780 it was made a port of entry.

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  • These laws, enforced by fines often arbitrary and excessive, were a great grievance to the unfortunate owners of land within or 1 Manwood's Treatise of the Forest Laws (4th edition, 1717).

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  • It is notable that when, after Edreds death, there was civil strife, owing to the quarrel of his nephew Edwy with some of his kinsmen, ministers and bishops, the rebels, who included the majority of the Mercians and Northumbrians, set up as their pretender to the throne not a Dane but Edwys younger brother Edgar, who ruled for a short time north of Thames, and became sole monarch on the death of his unfortunate kinsman.

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  • If he pleaded that in 1328 he had been the mere tool of his mother and Mortimer, he could be reminded of the unfortunate fact that in 1331, after he had crushed Mortimer, and taken the power into his own hands, he had deliberately renewed his oath to King Philip.

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  • Though not destitute of good impulses Lancaster was hasty, improvident and obstinate; he was unfortunate in his choice of friends, for he allied himself to all his fathers unscrupulous dependents.

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  • But his piety inspired him to redouble the persecution of the unfortunate Lollards, whom his father had harried only in an intermittent fashion; and his sense of moral responsibility did not prevent him from taking the utmost advantage of the civil wars of his unhappy neighbors of France.

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  • Knowledge of this scheme is said to have shortened the life of the unfortunate Anne, and many did not scruple to say that her husband had made away with her.

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  • Of this widespread belief the plotters now took advantage; they held that much more could be accomplished with such a claim than by using that of the unfortunate Edward of Clarence, whose chances were so severely handicapped by his being still the prisoner of Henry VII.

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  • In 1499 he again planned an escape, which was to be shared by another prisoner, the unfortunate Edward of Clarence, earl of Warwick, whose cell was in the storey above his own.

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  • He treated the struggle as one simply for the establishment of free institutions; and when at last the crimes of the leaders became patent to the world, he contented himself with lamenting the unfortunate fact, and fell back on the argument that though England could not sympathize with the French tyrants, there was no reason why she should go to war with them.

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  • A crisis, cabinet crisis was the result of the outcome of the unfortunate Waicheren expedition of 1809.

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  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.

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  • The unfortunate persons driven from their holdings and forced to seek a refuge in the towns, in England, orwhen they could afford itin the United States, carried with them everywhere the seeds of disease, the constant handmaid of famine.

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  • It was felt that these frequent changes were unfortunate for the country, and every one was glad to welcome the advent of a government which seemed to promise greater permanence.

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  • The weakness of the Chinese empire was not appreciated at that time; the unfortunate incident on the Peiho in the previous summer had created an exaggerated impression of the strength of the Chinese arms, and some natural anxiety was felt for the success of the expedition.

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  • It wits perhaps characteristic of Gladstone, though it was unquestionibly unfortunate, that, in determining on this radical change of policy, he consulted few, if any, of his previous colleagues.

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  • He always took the interest of an ardent patriot in his unfortunate country; and, as we shall see, made more than one weighty sacrifice on behalf of the principles which he deemed to be bound up with her welfare.

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  • What he does say is that the exercise of such a right was not practicable; that if it were practicable, it was inexpedient; and that, even if this had not been inexpedient, yet, after the colonies had taken to arms, to crush their resistance by military force would not be more disastrous to them than it would be unfortunate for the ancient liberties of Great Britain.

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  • If he inquired, and there was no such negotiation, his question might be interpreted in a very troublesome way; moreover, we should put the idea of selling the shares into the khedive's head, which would be unfortunate.

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  • The opinions of the later Lollards can best be gathered from the learned and unfortunate Pecock, who wrote his elaborate Repressor against the "Bible-men," as he calls them.

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  • It was certainly unfortunate that he began life by attacking his own father.

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  • And it is perhaps unfortunate that metaphysical doctrines enunciated chiefly for the purposes of criticism not in themselves vitally necessary to the theory of morality propounded should have been.

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  • King Milan and his government were badly handicapped by several unfortunate circumstances.

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  • On his return he was presented by Catherine to the living of Bradwell, in Essex, and remained to the last a staunch supporter of the unfortunate queen.

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  • It was not till 1899 that the unfortunate prisoner was brought back to France for retrial by court-martial, and even then, so strong was the anti-Semitic and military prejudice, he was again found guilty "with extenuating circumstances" at Rennes (September 9), though ten days later he was "pardoned" by President Loubet.

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  • The unfortunate affair of Strassburg has in no way shaken this strange conviction, and his chief thoughts are of what he will do when he is on the throne."

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  • His bold endeavour to, establish William Clito in Flanders ended in failure; and his want of strength was particularly humiliating in his unfortunate struggle with Henry I., king of the English and duke of Normandy, who was powerful and well served, the real master of a comparatively weak baronage.

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  • Disdaining the illusory dream of the imperial crown, still cherished by his legal advisers, he pushed forward towards that fluctuating eastern frontier, the line of least resistance, which would have yielded to him had it not been for the unfortunate interruption of the Hundred Years War.

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  • The death of the duke of Anjou at Ban (1384) gave preponderant influence to Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy, who increased the large and fruitless expenses of his Burgunclian policy to such a point that on the return of a last unfortunate expedition into Gelderland Charles VI., who had been made by him to marry Isabel of Bavaria, took the governMadness ment from his uncles on the 3rd of May 1389, and vi.

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  • The interval of advance in the reconquest would have been shorter than it was but for the results of a most unfortunate attempt on the part of Alphonso VI.

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  • This ministry was very unfortunate in its conduct of foreign affairs, but it deserves to be remembered with honour on account of the act passed in 1807 for the abolition of the slave trade.

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  • On the other hand they are greedy of gain, quarrelsome in small matters, self-seeking and wanting in stability; and they are gifted with a tendency to exaggeration and a love of intrigue which has had an unfortunate influence on their history.

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  • Shortly after the news of the discovery of the New World had reached Spain he was in Seville, and thence found his way across the Atlantic. There he is heard of in 1510 as having taken part in an expedition from Hispaniola to Uraba under Alonzo de Ojeda, by whom he was entrusted with the charge of the unfortunate settlement at San Sebastian.

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  • The disagreeable impression on the public mind thus created was deepened by an unfortunate litigation, lasting for two years (1904-1906), over the deceased queen's will, in which the creditors of the princess Louise, together with princess Stephanie (Countess Lonyay), claimed that under the Belgian law the queen's estate was entitled to half of her husband's property.

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  • The British Eocene and Oligocene strata yield so large a flora, and contain plant-beds belonging to so many different stages, that it is unfortunate we have still no monograph on the subject, the one commenced by Ettingshausen and Gardner in 1879 having reached no farther than gocene 79 g Oli of Great the Ferns and Gymnosperms. This deficiency makes it impossible to deal adequately with the British Eocene plants, most of the material being either unpublished or needing re-examination.

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  • The Miocene flora, which succeeds to that just described, is well represented in Europe; but till recently there has been an unfortunate tendency to refer Tertiary floras of all dates to the Miocene period, unless the geological position of the strata was so clear as obviously to forbid this assignment.

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  • The imperialists did nothing, however, to drive the Swedes from Brandenburg, and the unfortunate land was entirely at the mercy of the enemy.

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  • My unfortunate wound, suffered in Ohio, was easily treated, in the name of another.

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  • Unfortunate I didn't know that before you traded him, Jonny.

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  • It's unfortunate you don't have a mentor to show you more about your talents.

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  • Rhyn's powers were beyond even Gabriel to control, and the unfortunate immortal was a loose cannon that'd accidently almost destroyed the world more times than he could count.

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  • It was unfortunate the cheerful youths would turn into unsmiling, frozen warriors one day.

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  • Darkyn suspected twisted Immortals like Sasha were rare.  One of the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, Sasha had been strategically placed to provide Darkyn more information than he'd hoped for.  Sasha's only flaw had been his madness, which ultimately resulted in his death.  Sasha had identified Ully, who was hand-selected by Andre.  While Darkyn didn't know the full details of how Andre had gotten Death to release the once-dead human, he did know Andre and Death wouldn't have done something so important if Ully wasn't the brilliant scientist he was.  It was unfortunate that Ully would be killed as soon as the three shapeshifting demons reached the underworld, but Darkyn didn't believe in loose ends.

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  • That unfortunate gaffe complicated matters and most likely was the impetus behind the break-in on Collingswood Avenue.

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  • Such help, however, also includes the criminal activity of procuring free back-street abortions to unfortunate pregnant girls.

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  • Similarly, when a human controller screws up and causes a train collision, we consider this an unfortunate accident.

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  • Michael Morgan finished a strong 9th but Dennis Ashmore was unfortunate to suffer a BIG spin exiting the chicane on the last lap.

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  • The unfortunate fact is that working class consciousness in Britain is at a lower level than for decades.

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  • Stu had machine problems and Andy was unfortunate to crash in an earlier race and sustained a broken collarbone.

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  • Following last season's unfortunate relegation to Division 2, the Academicals are planning a triumphant comeback.

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  • Everton, wonderfully rugged and desperately unfortunate, may privately concede their chance has gone.

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  • One of the ships using the davit was the unfortunate Titanic.

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  • But such disparagement would be an unfortunate lapse on their part.

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  • It is unfortunate, but to be honest Dominic Purcell is probably the worst performance and characterization of Dracula to ever don the screen.

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  • These ornaments displayed the owner's tastes and skills, but it was the unfortunate housemaid who had the chore of regularly cleaning them.

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  • We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage, should an unfortunate incident occur.

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  • The novel seems to be based on Isabelle de Charrière's own unfortunate infatuation with an unknown man.

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  • The unfortunate thing is that it has not been completely liquidated.

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  • There were two lucky losers, but Malaysia didn't get one of them - how unfortunate.

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  • Neither Carrie nor I, after our unfortunate mishap, felt inclined to stay longer.

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  • The paperâs line is that this was an unfortunate misunderstanding.

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  • If anyone has been unfortunate enough to have sampled the offerings at their franchised outlets will be aware how poor the quality is.

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  • It was unfortunate that the definition of an embryo in the HFEA overlooked that cloning could be done using an unfertilised ovum.

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  • The press notice reference to protecting policyholders had been a bit unfortunate.

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  • Johnnie Moozie In one instance a woman was the unfortunate offender with whom he had to deal, and she proved rather refractory.

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  • After the break, with third-year scholar Bob Thanda on for the unfortunate Sankofa, Charlton continued to look second best.

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  • However, his career will always be overshadowed by his unfortunate late night shenanigans in Los Angeles with the prostitute Divine Brown.

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  • It was an unfortunate end to an otherwise spotless career.

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  • It's unfortunate that the whole of our education system is riddled with class stratification.

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  • Then on Thursday morning a burst sewer pipe had to be repaired on Church Road, causing a two-mile tailback and an unfortunate odor.

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  • Throughout the remainder of this chapter there is an unfortunate tendency to treat myth as history.

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  • But some have greatness thrust upon them, even when they also have an unfortunate sexual attraction to vampires.

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  • Henry Sellers has a somewhat unfortunate sip of sherry which keeps the somewhat underemployed local policeman, Sergeant Deegan busy.

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  • On the same lap, a singularly unfortunate incident left two cars badly damaged.

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  • Note the rather unfortunate printing error on the top line.

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  • They followed that up with a 1-0 home defeat against Luton on Tuesday but were somewhat unfortunate not to get anything from the game.

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  • Well I got over the first day without any mishaps, but the second day it was extremely unfortunate for me.

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  • It is particularly unfortunate that your reply did not address any of the specific issues Mr Webb raised.

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  • It seems particularly unfortunate that WCDG appears to be siding with one group rather than trying to ensure all " stakeholders " are involved.

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  • Shortly after this unfortunate episode the Whitleys climbed aboard their camels and resumed their nomadic wanderings, never to be seen again.

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  • The unfortunate may have symptoms affecting the whole of one side of the body.

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  • Oh, unfortunate wretch that I am, now I must change whether I will or no!

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  • In accordance with this scheme Pericles sought to educate the whole community to political wisdom by giving to all an active share in the government, and to train their aesthetic tastes by making accessible the best drama and music. It was most unfortunate that the Peloponnesian War ruined this great project by diverting the large supplies of money which were essential to it, and confronting the remodelled Athenian democracy, before it could dispense with his tutelage, with a series of intricate questions of foreign policy which, in view of its inexperience, it could hardly have been expected to grapple with successfully.

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  • In the struggle between the Executive and Congress over the method of reconstructing the Southern States, Seward sided with Johnson and thus shared some of the obloquy bestowed upon that unfortunate president.

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  • As Theodoret had previously been a constant defender of Nestorius it was impossible for him to concur in this sentence upon his unfortunate friend with a clear conscience, and in point of fact he did not change his own dogmatic position.

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  • The death of the unfortunate monarch, against whom an attempt had previously been made by the anarchist Accianito (2 2nd April Death 1897), caused an outburst of profound sorrow and indignation.

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  • The minute attention paid by modern systematists to the exact localities of subspecies and races is bringing together a vast store of facts which will throw further light on the problem of segregation, but the difficulty of utilizing these facts is increased by an unfortunate tendency to make locality itself one of the diagnostic characters.

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  • The symmetrically placed hypothetical islands in the great continuousocean disappeared, and the oekumene acquired a new form by the representation of the Indian Ocean as a larger Mediterranean completely cut off by land from the Atlantic. The terra incognita uniting Africa and Farther Asia was an unfortunate hypothesis which helped to retard exploration.

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  • So far from drawing any lesson from the brilliant event in the reign of Cyrus, the prophets imply that Yahweh's wrath is still upon the unfortunate city and that Persia is still the oppressor.

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  • The unfortunate prince was led from one European stronghold to another, and, after thirteen years' wandering, died at Naples in 1494 (see Bayezid Ii.).

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  • Their great weapon was their logic; and a logician, as Pascal says, must be very unfortunate or very stupid if he cannot manage to find exceptions to every conceivable rule.

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  • He reversed the unfortunate ecclesiastical policy of his father, allowing a wide liberty of dissent, and releasing the imprisoned archbishop of Cologne; he modified the strictness of the press censorship; above all he undertook, in the presence of the deputations of the provincial diets assembled to greet him on his accession, to carry out the long-deferred project of creating a central constitution, which he admitted to be required alike by the royal promises, the needs of the country and the temper of the times.

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  • The enforced halt was unfortunate; it not only resulted in a bad outbreak of enteric, but it gave the Boers time to recuperate, and by the beginning of April they again took the initiative.

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  • It is unfortunate, as it awakens prejudice, but in the present writer's opinion it is true, that crystal-gazing sometimes is rewarded with results which may be styled "supra-normal."

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  • The grand-duke accepted his threat as a request to resign, passed censure, and extended to him permission to withdraw from his chair at Jena; nor would he alter his decision, even though Fichte himself endeavoured to explain away the unfortunate letter.

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  • A great deal has been made of Peter's infidelity towards his consort; but the only one who really suffered from his liaison with the ugly, stupid and vixenish countess Elizabeth Vorontsova was the unfortunate emperor.

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  • The Kubr-er-Rumia - best known by its French name, Tombeau de la Chretienne, tradition making it the burial-place of the beautiful and unfortunate daughter of Count Julian - is near Kolea, and is known to be the tomb of the Mauretanian king Juba II.

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  • On the 15th of June 1.566 the unfortunate youth, bruised and bleeding from shocking ill-treatment, was placed upon a wretched hack, with a crown of straw on his head, and led in derision through the streets of Stockholm.

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  • A certain spirit of foolish pride was said to exist which sought to disown trade; and the tendency to be poor and genteel in the civil service, at the bar, in the constabulary, in the army, in professional life, rather than prosperous in business, was one of the most unfortunate and strongly marked characteristics of Dublin society.

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  • At this point began the second great attachment of his life, his unfortunate infatuation for Madame Recamier, under whose influence he committed the worst blunder of his political career.

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  • Sigismund never saw Sweden again, but he persistently refused to abandon his claims or recognise the new Swedish government; and this unfortunate obstinacy was to involve Poland in a whole series of unprofitable wars with Sweden.

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  • Its chief historical interest attaches to its connexion with the unfortunate Agnes Bernauer (q.v.), who lived at the château here with her husband Duke Albert III.

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  • This unfortunate man died under torture, which he bore with fortitude, in Muharram 126 (November 743).

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  • Whatever opinion may be held as to the orthodoxy of the seven articles of the Anabaptists, the vehemence with which they were opposed, and the epithets of abuse which were heaped upon the unfortunate sect that maintained them, cannot fail to astonish those used to toleration.

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  • At an early stage he came to the conclusion that Dreyfus was the innocent victim of a nefarious conspiracy, and on the 13th of January 1898, with his usual intrepidity, he published in the Aurore newspaper, in the form of a letter beginning with the words J'accuse, a terrible denunciation of all those who had had a hand in hounding down that unfortunate officer.

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  • State penal and charitable institutions include soldiers' and sailors' homes at Grand Island and Milford, an Institute for the Blind at Nebraska City (1875), an Institute for the Deaf and Dumb at Omaha (1867), an Institute for Feeble Minded Youth at Beatrice (1885), an Industrial School for Juvenile Delinquents (boys) at Kearney (1879), a Girls' Industrial School at Geneva (1881), an Industrial Home at Milford (1887) for unfortunate and homeless girls guilty of a first offence, asylums or hospitals for the insane at Lincoln (1869), Norfolk (1886) and Hastings (1887), an Orthopedic Hospital (1905) for crippled, ruptured and deformed children and a state penitentiary (1867), both at Lincoln.

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