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  • He did not finish, but gave a painfully unnatural smile.

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  • I cannot be certain what the result might be if you tried to kill yourself or if you died of unnatural causes.

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  • No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.

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  • A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.

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  • Her unnatural tone made him wince unpleasantly and he replied hastily.

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  • The world moved like it was in slow motion, giving him time to react with unnatural agility.

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  • unnatural treatment of her children.

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  • unnatural treatment of her children.

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  • "Unnatural causes," she repeated.

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  • When I came, her movements were so insistent that one always felt there was something unnatural and almost weird about her.

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  • The forced and unnatural rendering of Ex.

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  • The sense of calm settling inside her was unnatural, like the rest of the day.

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  • "Ah, Princess Mary!" he said suddenly in an unnatural voice, throwing down his chisel.

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  • Abominable, unnatural as Peter's conduct to his unhappy and innocent son undoubtedly was, there is no reason to suppose that he ever regretted it.

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  • Logan had seemed off in hindsight, his gestures unnatural and his talk stilted.

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  • Logan had seemed off in hindsight, his gestures unnatural and his talk stilted.

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  • He used the Lombards in his struggle with the Greeks, leaving to his successors the duty of checking these unnatural allies.

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  • A frog or fowl or guinea-pig held in some unnatural pose, and retained so forcibly for a time, becomes "set" in that pose, or rather in a posture of partial recovery of the normal posture.

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  • Twice during this period Denmark and Sweden measured their strength in the open field, on the first occasion in the " Scandinavian Seven Years' War " (1562-70), on the second in the " Kalmar War " (1611-13), and on both occasions Denmark prevailed, though the temporary advantage she gained was more than neutralized by the intense feeling of hostility which the unnatural wars, between the two kindred peoples of Scandinavia, left behind them.

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  • Its style, though in the main rather unnatural and declamatory, is at its best spontaneous, dignified and rhythmical; the book is valuable for occasional facts and for its picture of the times, and it did much to make Mather the most eminent American writer of his day.

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  • Its style, though in the main rather unnatural and declamatory, is at its best spontaneous, dignified and rhythmical; the book is valuable for occasional facts and for its picture of the times, and it did much to make Mather the most eminent American writer of his day.

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  • Sirian followed her movement with his gaze and smiled, an unnatural glow in his eyes.

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  • They were too well-dressed, and their eyes glowed with something unnatural, like Jonny's and those of the thugs he stationed outside her apartment.

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  • Society may have at one time been matrilinear in the communities that become the historic Hellenes; but of this there is no trace in the worship of Zeus and Hera.18 In fact, the whole of the family morality in Hellas centred in Zeus, whose altar in the courtyard was the bond of the kinsmen; and sins against the family, such as unnatural vice and the exposure of children, are sometimes spoken of as offences against the High God.I" He was also the tutelary deity of the larger organization of the phratria; and the altar of Zeus c Pparpcos was the meetingpoint of the phrateres, when they were assembled to consider the legitimacy of the new applicants for admission into their circle.20 His religion also came to assist the development of certain legal ideas, for instance, the rights of private or family property in land; he guarded the allotments as Zein KAdpcos,2' and the Greek commandment " thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark " was maintained by Zeus " Opcos, the god of boundaries, a more personal power than the Latin Jupiter Terminus.22 His highest political functions were summed up in the title IIoXtfin, a cult-name of legendary antiquity in Athens, and frequent in the Hellenic world.23 His consort in his political life was not Hera, but his daughter Athena Polias.

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  • But both these unnatural forms, which are certainly not analyses of any conscious process of categorical reasoning, break down at once, because they cannot explain those moods in the third figure, e.g.

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  • His justification has been set aside by modern critics, not on the ground that the evidence demonstrates its falsity, 6 but because it is inconceivable or unnatural that any man should receive a present from another, and not suffer his judgment to be swayed thereby.

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  • And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.

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  • Relationships And Phylogeny The Hexapoda form a very clearly defined class of the Arthropoda, and many recent writers have suggested that they must have arisen independently of other Arthropods from annelid worms, and that the Arthropoda must, therefore, be regarded as an " unnatural," polyphyletic assemblage.

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  • Why did this thought never occur to me before? and again he told himself that it was impossible, that there would be something unnatural, and as it seemed to him dishonorable, in this marriage.

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  • It was not unnatural that the king who had his palace built by Tyrian artists should have proposed to erect a permanent temple to Yahweh.

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  • Under the unnatural stimulus of these extra ordinary events, every branch of industry extended with unexampled rapidity.

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  • Moreover the end is not conceived as a transfiguration of the world, but as a liberation of the spirit from its unnatural union with the sensual.

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  • Under the unnatural stimulus of these extra ordinary events, every branch of industry extended with unexampled rapidity.

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  • No party secured an absolute majority, and the two strongest, the Radicals and Democrats, being almost exactly balanced, were forced to strengthen still further their unnatural alliance.

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  • We see it exemplified in plant life in circumstances which are unnatural to the life of the plant, and the prevalence of certain constitutional tendencies among the inhabitants of crowded cities bears evidence to the same law.

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  • In the so-called Selenariidae, probably an unnatural association of genera which have assumed a free discoidal form of zoarium, they may reach a very high degree of development, but Busk's suggestion that in this group they "may be subservient to locomotion" needs verification.

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  • In avoiding the literary conceits and fopperies which he satirizes he has recourse to the most unnatural contortions of expression.

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  • When Pliny hesitates about a small affair relating to Dio Chrysostom (the Bithynian friend of Nerva and Trajan), the emperor betrays a not unnatural impatience in his response: potuisti non haerere, mi Secunde carissime (82).

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  • i is less unnatural if they had originally appeared in distinct sources.

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  • First agriculture, then manufactures, lastly foreign commerce; any other order than this he considers "unnatural and retrograde."

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  • Here his vicious practices became notorious, and in 1772 he was condemned to death at Aix for an unnatural offence, and for poisoning.

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  • unnatural, seeing his defiance of the ordinary habits and standards of the world.

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  • The older Protestantism uncompromisingly judged the monastic ideal and life to be both unchristian and unnatural, an absolute perversion deserving nothing but condemnation.

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  • The evidence rather shows that they were first collected by an editor before they were incorporated in P. Thus there is a marked difference in style between the laws themselves and the paraenetic setting in which they are embedded; and it is not unnatural to conjecture that this setting is the work of the first editor.

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  • In addition a new, increased and long-enduring hostility was aroused in the country against the adherents of the old faith, not unnatural in the circumstances, but unjust and undiscriminating, because while some of the Jesuits were no doubt implicated, the secular priests and Roman Catholic laity as a whole had taken no part in the conspiracy.

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  • We see it exemplified in plant life in circumstances which are unnatural to the life of the plant, and the prevalence of certain constitutional tendencies among the inhabitants of crowded cities bears evidence to the same law.

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  • She thought of Natasha and of her own youth, and of how there was something unnatural and dreadful in this impending marriage of Natasha and Prince Andrew.

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  • Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.

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  • Minos, instead of sacrificing' it, spared its life, and Poseidon, as a punishment, inspired Pasiphae with an unnatural passion for it.

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  • In a third tragedy, Love's Sacrifice (acted c. 1630; printed in 1633), he again worked on similar materials; but this time he unfortunately essayed to base the interest of his plot upon an unendurably unnatural possibility - doing homage to virtue after a fashion which is in itself an insult.

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  • Many instances of exaggerated and apparently unnatural structure nevertheless occur, as in the case of the genera Pangonia, Nemestrina, Achias, Diopsis and the family Celyphidae, .and, as might be expected, it is chiefly in tropical species that these peculiarities are found.

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  • But as Christianity took its origin from Judaism, it is not unnatural that a large body of Jewish ideas was incorporated in the system of Christian thought.

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  • His outlook upon the west was thus summarized by him in a letter published in the Indian press at the close of 1919: " The bulk of English people can never be in a normal state of mind with regard to us, our situation being unnatural, and I am impelled to think that it is best for us to do our own work quietly in our own surroundings."

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  • The former classification based on these differences in the adductor muscles is now abandoned, having proved to be an unnatural one.

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  • His unnatural and exaggerated style became proverbial.

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  • The necessity for this modification arises from the fact that such plants are subjected to conditions more or less unnatural to them, and that they are grown for special purposes which are at variance, in degree at any rate, with their natural requirements.

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  • The former comprise three classes, which are distinguished by the relative position of the stamens and ovary; the eleven classes of the latter are based on the same set of characters and fall into the larger subdivisions Apetalae, Monopetalae and Polypetalae, characterized respectively by absence, union or freedom of the petals, and a subdivision, Diclines Irregulares, a very unnatural group, including one class only.

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  • As with everyone, her face assumed a forced unnatural expression as soon as she looked in a glass.

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  • She knew her remarks sounded unnatural, but could not refrain from asking some more questions.

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  • No part of it felt unnatural.

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  • Maybe she should instruct or remind him, but the thought of it seemed so unnatural.

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  • The tone of Rachael's letters is most unnatural.

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  • The Gatekeeper is unnatural.

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  • Such examples might be multiplied unendingly, but enough has been said to show that the attitude of civilized man towards the sphinx-riddle of his end has been in part dictated and is even still influenced by the savage belief that to die is unnatural.

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  • Further, Panaetius had maintained that pleasure is not altogether a thing indifferent: there is a natural as well as an unnatural pleasure.

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  • The latter division, characterized by the possession of 19 somites and pairs of appendages (apart from the eyes), by the division of the appendages into two tagmata corresponding to cephalothorax and abdomen, and by the constancy in position of the generative apertures, differing in the two sexes, is unquestionably a natural group. The Entomostraca, however, are certainly a heterogeneous assemblage, defined only by negative characters, and the name is retained only for the sake of convenience, just as it is often useful to speak of a still more heterogeneous and unnatural assemblage of animals as Invertebrata.

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  • This is not unnatural, seeing that it is only so far as they bear on the one central question of the nature of existence that philosophy spreads its mantle over psychology, logic or ethics.

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  • At present few persons beyond their teens would care to read it through, so unnatural and stilted is its language, so thin its material and so consciously mediated its sentiment.

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  • 14.4), he was the son of the Syrian king Theias by his daughter Smyrna (Myrrha), who had been inspired by Aphrodite with unnatural love.

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  • This unnatural rebellion on the part of one grandson, combined with the fact that it was supported by the other grandson, Cardinal Alessandro, hastened the pope's death, which occurred on the Toth of November 1549.

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  • Of great practical importance is the fact that the cornutine causes rhythmic contractions such as naturally occur, whilst the sphacelinic acid produces a tonic contraction of the uterus, which is unnatural and highly inimical to the life of the foetus.

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  • This rule is necessitated by the sphacelinic acid, which causes an unnatural state of the organ.

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  • Hence the story of the unnatural war between father and sons has no part in English history.

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  • It was a righteous punishment for her interference in the unnatural strife of Orleanists and Burgundians that the struggle between York and Lancaster was to be as bitter and as bloody as that between the two French factions.

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  • There is no doubt that in this instance the unnatural quietude, the grave-like silence, and the dim religious light in which the victim was kept contributed to defer death.

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  • No other stated fasts, besides those already mentioned, can be adduced from the time before Irenaeus; but there was also a tendency - not unnatural in itself, and already sanctioned by Jewish practice - to fast by way of preparation for any season of peculiar privilege.

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  • If so, parliament was told that temporal possessions ruin the church and drive out the Christian graces of faith, hope and charity; that the priesthood of the church in communion with Rome was not the priesthood Christ gave to his apostles; that the monk's vow of celibacy had for its consequence unnatural lust, and should not be imposed; that transubstantiation was a feigned miracle, and led people to idolatry; that prayers made over wine, bread, water, oil, salt, wax, incense, altars of stone, church walls, vestments, mitres, crosses, staves, were magical and should not be allowed; that kings should possess the jus episcopale, and bring good government into the church; that no special prayers should be made for the dead; that auricular confession made to the clergy, and declared to be necessary for salvation, was the root of clerical arrogance and the cause of indulgences and other abuses in pardoning sin; that all wars were against the principles of the New Testament, and were but murdering and plundering the poor to win glory for kings; that the vows of chastity laid upon nuns led to child murder; that many of the trades practised in the commonwealth, such as those of goldsmiths and armourers, were unnecessary and led to luxury and waste.

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  • The belief in their existence, however, having been once accepted and introduced into the national poetry and art, it became necessary to surround them as far as possible with the appearance of not unnatural beings.

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  • The view of " human nature " against which Butler preached was not exactly Mandeville's, nor was it properly to be called 2 Three classes of impulses are thus distinguished by Shaftesbury: - (i) " Natural Affections," (2) " Self-affections," and (3) " Unnatural Affections."

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  • On the other hand, the Artemis of Arcadia, who is confused with the nymph Callisto, who, again, is said to have become a she-bear, and later a star, and the Brauronian Artemis, whose maiden ministers danced a bear-dance, are goddesses whose legend seems unnatural, .and is felt to need explanation.

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  • But the Zeus whose grave was shown in Crete, or the Zeus who played Demeter an obscene trick by the aid of a ram, or the Zeus who, in the shape of a swan, became the father of Castor and Pollux, or the Zeus who was merely a rough stone, or the Zeus who deceived Hera by means of a feigned marriage with an inanimate object, or the Zeus who was afraid of Attes, is a being whose myth is felt to be unnatural and in great need of explanation.

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  • It is this irrational and unnatural element - .as Max Muller says, " the silly, savage and senseless element " - that makes mythology the puzzle which men have so long found it.

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  • Boiled food of any kind is unnatural to a horse, and is risky to give, being liable to produce colic, especially if the animal bolts its food when hungry, although it generally produces a glossy coat.

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  • Overhead hay-racks are unnatural and are liable to drop seeds into a horse's eye.

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  • That he was an ambitious man, fond of power, and haughty in his attitude to those who differed from him in opinion, may be granted, but it must also be conceded that he sought for power in order to confer invaluable services upon his country, and that impatience of opposition was not unnatural in a man who had exercised an almost supreme control of administrative affairs for upwards of three decades.

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  • They were using an unnatural method to circumvent God's decision - that they would not have a child of their own.

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  • No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.

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  • Do you believe this person is truly a psychic or possess unnatural abilities?

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  • Unlike the Watchers' tell-tale green eyes, the Others had unnatural purple eyes.

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  • A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.

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  • No part of it felt unnatural.

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  • Maybe she should instruct or remind him, but the thought of it seemed so unnatural.

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  • The sense of calm settling inside her was unnatural, like the rest of the day.

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  • I cannot be certain what the result might be if you tried to kill yourself or if you died of unnatural causes.

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  • "Unnatural causes," she repeated.

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  • The tone of Rachael's letters is most unnatural.

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  • The Gatekeeper is unnatural.

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  • Sirian followed her movement with his gaze and smiled, an unnatural glow in his eyes.

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  • The world moved like it was in slow motion, giving him time to react with unnatural agility.

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  • They were too well-dressed, and their eyes glowed with something unnatural, like Jonny's and those of the thugs he stationed outside her apartment.

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  • feather headdress Of unnatural beauty.

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  • Killing by forethought felony was unnatural, against the law of nature.

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  • fingernails on a blackboard -- it seems jarring, unnatural.

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  • forethought felony was unnatural, against the law of nature.

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  • In Mexico City Behind a pane of glass Sits a feather headdress Of unnatural beauty.

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  • livid chalky white, and with something set and rigid about it which was shockingly unnatural.

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  • singing nursery rhymes in the Toddler Room Did you know - sitting at tables is unnatural for lots of young children.

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  • This is an unnatural posture for designers, who work in intuitive and subjective ways.

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  • Consequently, an unnatural, rather stilted way of speaking would be required that the users may tire of quickly.

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  • I listened to the clacking of her heels on the floor, the unnatural rhythm jarring with the low thrum of the music.

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  • The figures are very amorphous without facial features beside ears, and a somewhat unnatural skin tone.

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  • The dry diet they are provided is totally unnatural to the species.

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  • Media Lounge's almost unnatural energy levels make the interview fly by.

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  • Girls and guys alike look rather out of place with their rather unnatural dark tan on faces and hands.

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  • At first it might feel completely unnatural not to have a cigarette in your hand.

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  • The standard of these displayed cars was unbelievable, quite unnatural in my mind.

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  • unnatural for a woman to want to take on studies of any kind.

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  • If you find such visualizations unnatural or difficult, then your spiritual healing efforts can involve you deliberately holding neutral thoughts about crime.

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  • unnatural postures for long periods of time. top of page Is schizophrenia inherited?

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  • unnatural vise was despised, now it is the only practice that cannot be criticized in the films or in polite society.

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  • unnatural disaster ' .

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  • unnatural deaths, the Coroner must hold an Inquest.

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  • unnatural silence broken by sirens, bombs whining down and exploding, the fire of antiaircraft guns.

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  • unnatural angle toward the center.

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  • The problem with the second solution is that at least Mosaic's handling of documents with labels seems unnatural to me.

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  • But that way of acting would appear unnatural on the screen.

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  • Women are urged to act in ways that feel unnatural all day, every work day.

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  • They sounded unnatural, like a psychotic symphony playing in a cave.

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  • To some people, the patches of plant life look unnatural for a beach that is predominantly shingle.

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  • So at what level does our interference become unnatural?

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  • Bread wheat was the accidental " unnatural " crossing of einkorn and then emmer wheat with another species.

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  • Abominable, unnatural as Peter's conduct to his unhappy and innocent son undoubtedly was, there is no reason to suppose that he ever regretted it.

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  • Minos, instead of sacrificing' it, spared its life, and Poseidon, as a punishment, inspired Pasiphae with an unnatural passion for it.

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  • He used the Lombards in his struggle with the Greeks, leaving to his successors the duty of checking these unnatural allies.

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  • The islands are briefly noticed by Marco Polo, who probably saw without visiting them, under the name Angamanain, seemingly an Arabic dual, "The two Angamans," with the exaggerated but not unnatural picture of the natives, long current, as dog-faced Anthropophagi.

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  • At any rate, the " Stereornithes," accepted as such in Bronn's Thierreich, and in Newton'sDictionary of Birds, had to be dissolved as an unnatural, haphazard assembly.

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  • In a third tragedy, Love's Sacrifice (acted c. 1630; printed in 1633), he again worked on similar materials; but this time he unfortunately essayed to base the interest of his plot upon an unendurably unnatural possibility - doing homage to virtue after a fashion which is in itself an insult.

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  • Many instances of exaggerated and apparently unnatural structure nevertheless occur, as in the case of the genera Pangonia, Nemestrina, Achias, Diopsis and the family Celyphidae, .and, as might be expected, it is chiefly in tropical species that these peculiarities are found.

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  • Silent contemplation and the total deadening of consciousness by perseverance for years in unnatural attitudes are among the commonest forms assumed by this mystical asceticism.

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  • In 1809 its exclusive trading rights were taken away by Parliament, but its administrative status was thus made clearer, and when after the mutiny of 1857 it was desirable to define British authority in India there seemed nothing unnatural in declaring it to be a possession of the crown.

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  • It was not unnatural that the king who had his palace built by Tyrian artists should have proposed to erect a permanent temple to Yahweh.

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  • In both versions his name and parentage are concealed, in the Lanzelet he is genuinely ignorant of both; here too his lack of all knightly accomplishments (not unnatural when we remember he has here been brought up entirely by women) and his inability to handle a steed are insisted upon.

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  • Moreover the end is not conceived as a transfiguration of the world, but as a liberation of the spirit from its unnatural union with the sensual.

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  • Relationships And Phylogeny The Hexapoda form a very clearly defined class of the Arthropoda, and many recent writers have suggested that they must have arisen independently of other Arthropods from annelid worms, and that the Arthropoda must, therefore, be regarded as an " unnatural," polyphyletic assemblage.

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  • pp. 422 and 589)., though apparently unnatural, has been corroborated by many later systematisers; and taken as a whole the establishment of the Picariae was certainly a commendable proceeding.

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  • claims a few words, though its scope is rather to show differences than affinities; but treatment of that kind is undoubtedly useful at times in indicating that alliances generally admitted are unnatural; and this is the case here, for, following Calvier's method, the author's researches prove the artificial character of some of its associations.

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  • He kept various mistresses and was even prosecuted for unnatural vice, but his sons were equally dissolute.

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  • A man of unnatural passions and grossly superstitious, he was an ardent lover of nature.

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  • In Tannhauser and Lohengrin Wagner's intellectual power develops far more rapidly in the drama than in the music. The Sangerkrieg, with its disastrous conflict between the sincere but unnatural asceticism of the orthodox Minnesingers and the irrepressible human passion of Tannhauser, is a conception the vitality of which would reduce Tannhauser's repentance to the level of Robert le Diable, were it not that the music of the Sangerkrieg has no structural power, and little distinction beyond a certain poetic value in the tones of violas which had long ago been fully exploited by Mozart and Mehul, while the music of Tannhauser's pilgrimage ranks with the Vorspiel to Lohengrin as a wonderful foreshadowing of Wagner's mature style.

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  • But as Christianity took its origin from Judaism, it is not unnatural that a large body of Jewish ideas was incorporated in the system of Christian thought.

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  • No party secured an absolute majority, and the two strongest, the Radicals and Democrats, being almost exactly balanced, were forced to strengthen still further their unnatural alliance.

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  • There can be little doubt that all unnatural and artificial modes of life tend to deterioration of the powers of resistance of the organism to disease.

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  • In the so-called Selenariidae, probably an unnatural association of genera which have assumed a free discoidal form of zoarium, they may reach a very high degree of development, but Busk's suggestion that in this group they "may be subservient to locomotion" needs verification.

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  • In avoiding the literary conceits and fopperies which he satirizes he has recourse to the most unnatural contortions of expression.

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  • When Pliny hesitates about a small affair relating to Dio Chrysostom (the Bithynian friend of Nerva and Trajan), the emperor betrays a not unnatural impatience in his response: potuisti non haerere, mi Secunde carissime (82).

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  • i is less unnatural if they had originally appeared in distinct sources.

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  • Modern asterisms first appear in the Phaenomena of Eudoxus about 370 B.C. But Eudoxus, there is reason to believe, consulted, not the heavens, but a celestial globe of an anterior epoch, on which the stars and the signs were forced into unnatural agreement.

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  • The forced and unnatural rendering of Ex.

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  • First agriculture, then manufactures, lastly foreign commerce; any other order than this he considers "unnatural and retrograde."

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  • Here his vicious practices became notorious, and in 1772 he was condemned to death at Aix for an unnatural offence, and for poisoning.

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  • His outlook upon the west was thus summarized by him in a letter published in the Indian press at the close of 1919: " The bulk of English people can never be in a normal state of mind with regard to us, our situation being unnatural, and I am impelled to think that it is best for us to do our own work quietly in our own surroundings."

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  • The former classification based on these differences in the adductor muscles is now abandoned, having proved to be an unnatural one.

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  • The irritation of the latter was greatly Mazarin's own fault; he had tried consistently to play off the king's brother Gaston of Orleans against Conde, and their respective followers against each other, and had also, as his carnets prove, jealously kept any courtier from getting into the good graces of the queen-regent except by his means, so that it was not unnatural that the nobility should hate him, while the queen found herself surrounded by his creatures alone.

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  • And these now rare and coveted pieces remain to rebuke us for our modern preference for the mechanical and unnatural chiaroscuro of photogravure - the successor and destroyer of the graver's art.

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  • unnatural, seeing his defiance of the ordinary habits and standards of the world.

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  • Rome became the scene of a chronique scandaleuse among these scholars, there was something unnatural in the predominance of the humanists in the Curia.

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  • His unnatural and exaggerated style became proverbial.

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  • Such examples might be multiplied unendingly, but enough has been said to show that the attitude of civilized man towards the sphinx-riddle of his end has been in part dictated and is even still influenced by the savage belief that to die is unnatural.

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  • The necessity for this modification arises from the fact that such plants are subjected to conditions more or less unnatural to them, and that they are grown for special purposes which are at variance, in degree at any rate, with their natural requirements.

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  • Wall trees, it must be evident, are placed in a very unnatural and constrained position, and would in fact soon be reduced to a state of utter confusion if allowed to grow unrestricted; hence the following modes of training have been adopted.

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  • The older Protestantism uncompromisingly judged the monastic ideal and life to be both unchristian and unnatural, an absolute perversion deserving nothing but condemnation.

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  • The number of his enemies was increased by his successful attack on his Jesuit confessor Ribera, who with other members of the college of Milan was found to be guilty of unnatural offences.

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  • But very often refreshment is undoubtedly obtained from such narcotic sleep. It may be supposed that in the latter case the effect of the drug has been to ensure occurrence of that second predisposing factor mentioned above, of that withdrawal of sense impulses from the nerve centres that serves to usher in the state of sleep. In certain conditions it may be well worth while by means of narcotic drugs to close the portals of the senses for the sake of thus obtaining stillness in the chambers of the mind; their enforced quietude may induce a period in which natural rest and repair continue long after the initial unnatural arrest of vitality due to the drug itself has passed away.

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  • A frog or fowl or guinea-pig held in some unnatural pose, and retained so forcibly for a time, becomes "set" in that pose, or rather in a posture of partial recovery of the normal posture.

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  • Twice during this period Denmark and Sweden measured their strength in the open field, on the first occasion in the " Scandinavian Seven Years' War " (1562-70), on the second in the " Kalmar War " (1611-13), and on both occasions Denmark prevailed, though the temporary advantage she gained was more than neutralized by the intense feeling of hostility which the unnatural wars, between the two kindred peoples of Scandinavia, left behind them.

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  • The former comprise three classes, which are distinguished by the relative position of the stamens and ovary; the eleven classes of the latter are based on the same set of characters and fall into the larger subdivisions Apetalae, Monopetalae and Polypetalae, characterized respectively by absence, union or freedom of the petals, and a subdivision, Diclines Irregulares, a very unnatural group, including one class only.

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  • With the memory of Tilsit still fresh in men's minds, it was not unnatural that to cynical men of the world like Metternich he merely seemed to be disguising " under the language of evangelical abnegation " vast and perilous schemes of ambition.

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  • But both these unnatural forms, which are certainly not analyses of any conscious process of categorical reasoning, break down at once, because they cannot explain those moods in the third figure, e.g.

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  • His justification has been set aside by modern critics, not on the ground that the evidence demonstrates its falsity, 6 but because it is inconceivable or unnatural that any man should receive a present from another, and not suffer his judgment to be swayed thereby.

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  • Further, Panaetius had maintained that pleasure is not altogether a thing indifferent: there is a natural as well as an unnatural pleasure.

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  • The evidence rather shows that they were first collected by an editor before they were incorporated in P. Thus there is a marked difference in style between the laws themselves and the paraenetic setting in which they are embedded; and it is not unnatural to conjecture that this setting is the work of the first editor.

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  • Society may have at one time been matrilinear in the communities that become the historic Hellenes; but of this there is no trace in the worship of Zeus and Hera.18 In fact, the whole of the family morality in Hellas centred in Zeus, whose altar in the courtyard was the bond of the kinsmen; and sins against the family, such as unnatural vice and the exposure of children, are sometimes spoken of as offences against the High God.I" He was also the tutelary deity of the larger organization of the phratria; and the altar of Zeus c Pparpcos was the meetingpoint of the phrateres, when they were assembled to consider the legitimacy of the new applicants for admission into their circle.20 His religion also came to assist the development of certain legal ideas, for instance, the rights of private or family property in land; he guarded the allotments as Zein KAdpcos,2' and the Greek commandment " thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark " was maintained by Zeus " Opcos, the god of boundaries, a more personal power than the Latin Jupiter Terminus.22 His highest political functions were summed up in the title IIoXtfin, a cult-name of legendary antiquity in Athens, and frequent in the Hellenic world.23 His consort in his political life was not Hera, but his daughter Athena Polias.

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  • In addition a new, increased and long-enduring hostility was aroused in the country against the adherents of the old faith, not unnatural in the circumstances, but unjust and undiscriminating, because while some of the Jesuits were no doubt implicated, the secular priests and Roman Catholic laity as a whole had taken no part in the conspiracy.

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  • The latter division, characterized by the possession of 19 somites and pairs of appendages (apart from the eyes), by the division of the appendages into two tagmata corresponding to cephalothorax and abdomen, and by the constancy in position of the generative apertures, differing in the two sexes, is unquestionably a natural group. The Entomostraca, however, are certainly a heterogeneous assemblage, defined only by negative characters, and the name is retained only for the sake of convenience, just as it is often useful to speak of a still more heterogeneous and unnatural assemblage of animals as Invertebrata.

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  • This is not unnatural, seeing that it is only so far as they bear on the one central question of the nature of existence that philosophy spreads its mantle over psychology, logic or ethics.

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  • At present few persons beyond their teens would care to read it through, so unnatural and stilted is its language, so thin its material and so consciously mediated its sentiment.

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  • 14.4), he was the son of the Syrian king Theias by his daughter Smyrna (Myrrha), who had been inspired by Aphrodite with unnatural love.

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  • This unnatural rebellion on the part of one grandson, combined with the fact that it was supported by the other grandson, Cardinal Alessandro, hastened the pope's death, which occurred on the Toth of November 1549.

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  • Of great practical importance is the fact that the cornutine causes rhythmic contractions such as naturally occur, whilst the sphacelinic acid produces a tonic contraction of the uterus, which is unnatural and highly inimical to the life of the foetus.

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  • This rule is necessitated by the sphacelinic acid, which causes an unnatural state of the organ.

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  • Hence the story of the unnatural war between father and sons has no part in English history.

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  • It was a righteous punishment for her interference in the unnatural strife of Orleanists and Burgundians that the struggle between York and Lancaster was to be as bitter and as bloody as that between the two French factions.

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  • There is no doubt that in this instance the unnatural quietude, the grave-like silence, and the dim religious light in which the victim was kept contributed to defer death.

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  • No other stated fasts, besides those already mentioned, can be adduced from the time before Irenaeus; but there was also a tendency - not unnatural in itself, and already sanctioned by Jewish practice - to fast by way of preparation for any season of peculiar privilege.

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  • If so, parliament was told that temporal possessions ruin the church and drive out the Christian graces of faith, hope and charity; that the priesthood of the church in communion with Rome was not the priesthood Christ gave to his apostles; that the monk's vow of celibacy had for its consequence unnatural lust, and should not be imposed; that transubstantiation was a feigned miracle, and led people to idolatry; that prayers made over wine, bread, water, oil, salt, wax, incense, altars of stone, church walls, vestments, mitres, crosses, staves, were magical and should not be allowed; that kings should possess the jus episcopale, and bring good government into the church; that no special prayers should be made for the dead; that auricular confession made to the clergy, and declared to be necessary for salvation, was the root of clerical arrogance and the cause of indulgences and other abuses in pardoning sin; that all wars were against the principles of the New Testament, and were but murdering and plundering the poor to win glory for kings; that the vows of chastity laid upon nuns led to child murder; that many of the trades practised in the commonwealth, such as those of goldsmiths and armourers, were unnecessary and led to luxury and waste.

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  • The belief in their existence, however, having been once accepted and introduced into the national poetry and art, it became necessary to surround them as far as possible with the appearance of not unnatural beings.

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  • The view of " human nature " against which Butler preached was not exactly Mandeville's, nor was it properly to be called 2 Three classes of impulses are thus distinguished by Shaftesbury: - (i) " Natural Affections," (2) " Self-affections," and (3) " Unnatural Affections."

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  • On the other hand, the Artemis of Arcadia, who is confused with the nymph Callisto, who, again, is said to have become a she-bear, and later a star, and the Brauronian Artemis, whose maiden ministers danced a bear-dance, are goddesses whose legend seems unnatural, .and is felt to need explanation.

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  • But the Zeus whose grave was shown in Crete, or the Zeus who played Demeter an obscene trick by the aid of a ram, or the Zeus who, in the shape of a swan, became the father of Castor and Pollux, or the Zeus who was merely a rough stone, or the Zeus who deceived Hera by means of a feigned marriage with an inanimate object, or the Zeus who was afraid of Attes, is a being whose myth is felt to be unnatural and in great need of explanation.

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  • It is this irrational and unnatural element - .as Max Muller says, " the silly, savage and senseless element " - that makes mythology the puzzle which men have so long found it.

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  • Boiled food of any kind is unnatural to a horse, and is risky to give, being liable to produce colic, especially if the animal bolts its food when hungry, although it generally produces a glossy coat.

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  • Overhead hay-racks are unnatural and are liable to drop seeds into a horse's eye.

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  • That he was an ambitious man, fond of power, and haughty in his attitude to those who differed from him in opinion, may be granted, but it must also be conceded that he sought for power in order to confer invaluable services upon his country, and that impatience of opposition was not unnatural in a man who had exercised an almost supreme control of administrative affairs for upwards of three decades.

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  • Everything visible was made of wood, and the scene seemed stiff and extremely unnatural.

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  • Both Vader and Palpatine are dead; the greater part of their odd, unnatural, retinue of attendants is also dead.

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  • Consequently, an unnatural, rather stilted way of speaking would be required that the users may tire of quickly.

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  • I listened to the clacking of her heels on the floor, the unnatural rhythm jarring with the low thrum of the music.

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  • The figures are very amorphous without facial features beside ears, and a somewhat unnatural skin tone.

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  • The dry diet they are provided is totally unnatural to the species.

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  • Media Lounge 's almost unnatural energy levels make the interview fly by.

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  • Girls and guys alike look rather out of place with their rather unnatural dark tan on faces and hands.

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  • At first it might feel completely unnatural not to have a cigarette in your hand.

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  • The standard of these displayed cars was unbelievable, quite unnatural in my mind.

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  • It was still considered to be unnatural for a woman to want to take on studies of any kind.

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  • If you find such visualizations unnatural or difficult, then your spiritual healing efforts can involve you deliberately holding neutral thoughts about crime.

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  • These people also tend to adopt unnatural postures for long periods of time. top of page Is schizophrenia inherited?

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  • Once unnatural vise was despised, now it is the only practice that cannot be criticized in the films or in polite society.

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  • A startling article in ' The Guardian ' on ' An Unnatural disaster '.

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  • In the case of unnatural deaths, the Coroner must hold an Inquest.

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  • An unnatural silence broken by sirens, bombs whining down and exploding, the fire of antiaircraft guns.

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  • The pillars of stone curved in at what appeared to be a most unnatural angle toward the center.

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  • The problem with the second solution is that at least Mosaic 's handling of documents with labels seems unnatural to me.

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  • But that way of acting would appear unnatural on the screen.

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  • Women are urged to act in ways that feel unnatural all day, every work day.

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  • They sounded unnatural, like a psychotic symphony playing in a cave.

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  • To some people, the patches of plant life look unnatural for a beach that is predominantly shingle.

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  • So at what level does our interference become unnatural?

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  • Bread wheat was the accidental " unnatural " crossing of einkorn and then emmer wheat with another species.

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  • Filters. Using a solar filter will diminish unnatural light so you can view objects better.

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  • It does not have unnatural additives or preservatives, nor can it have genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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  • The problem is that we have all been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

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  • If the chair is pushing you into an unnatural position, is too stiff or overstuffed, move on to another one.

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  • Brows can be shaped without looking silly or unnatural.

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  • Too much DHA creates a rusty unnatural look and too little generates only a light tan that fades quickly.

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  • My smile certainly looked whiter and brighter, but not unnatural.

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  • Though these items were huge in the incendiary 60s, they now had less of a role due to their dramatic and unnatural cosmetic effects.

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  • Crushed minerals, which are composed of larger particles, may rest on the skin's surface, creating a caked, unnatural look if the makeup is not properly applied.

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  • Ranked number one as the most popular and well loved mineral line, Bare Essentials Mineral makeup is pure and free from the chemicals, unnatural dyes, and the preservatives traditionally packed in most cosmetics.

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  • In this way, one doesn't look strange or unnatural.

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  • Be very careful with this step; you don't want any unnatural lip lines.

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  • If you feel uncomfortable with this process, or if it feels unnatural, simply reverse the process and draw the outer line first, and then go back and draw the inner line, being sure to connect the two.

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  • The goal of most photography sessions is to achieve the appearance of natural spontaneity in an unnatural setting.

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  • If there is a part that feels unnatural, omit or edit it.

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  • They confirm what is rumored by pointing out unnatural enhancements or breasts that sit too high, are too round and hard, or have rippling.

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  • Before and after photographs illustrate that Sheridan's bustline has been expanded, with an unnatural size and shape indicative of implants.

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  • A vine on fence or a metal statue hidden amongst some ferns allows the natural to blend with the unnatural features.

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  • Ironically, this classical posture might at first seem very unnatural for those who have never studied classical guitar.

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  • It's designed to look like it's supposed to be that way though, so it doesn't look unnatural, or you can have an insert custom made and retrofitted to your existing masonry fireplace.

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  • If you grow your own food with unnatural chemicals and pesticides, then your healthy veggies are not so healthy anymore.

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  • They do not want to pollute their bodies with harmful toxins or unnatural chemicals and preservatives.

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  • Darker colors look unnatural on mature people and will be harder to maintain when they grow out.

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  • A dark color can age you and look harsh and unnatural.

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  • Whenever a theater production or a film production requires an actor or actress to really look the part of a demon, vampire or some other unnatural being, the FX contact lens is often the solution.

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  • Gothic contact lenses are designed to give your eyes an unnatural, sometimes scary or creepy appearance.

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  • They can transform your eyes completely, giving you the look of a cat, a vampire, a zombie, or just take your eye color into an unnatural realm.

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  • Immortal contact lenses look the most natural of the bunch, but they come in unnatural shades.

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  • Character animations sometimes lost their frame-rate and spasmed around their motions, looking unnatural.

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  • In rare cases, urine from an ectopic ureter will bypass the bladder and dribble out of the bottom somewhere, through a natural orifice like the vagina or a completely separate unnatural opening.

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  • Sharp angles are unnatural and will create false expressions - keep the brow gently curving following its natural shape for the best results.

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  • Colorizing the hair tips to match the gown (note that some schools may not permit unnatural hair colors such as pink or purple to be worn to a school function).

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  • Hair with wildly unnatural shades - lime green, bright pink, glowing orange, stark white, neon blue, etc. - is nearly always punk, though contrasts between more natural shades can create a milder punk look.

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  • Many punk hair styles are carefully shaped into unnatural coifs, giving them form and texture that helps characterize them as punk.

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  • One of the craziest hair styles a man can do aside from dreadlocks or vibrant, unnatural dye jobs is to shave shapes or images into his hair.

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  • Visit HairCrazy.Info for reviews on all the major unnatural hair dye brands, shampoos and conditioners that won't damage your mohawk or dreads, as well as reviews of waxes, hairsprays, and more.

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  • Light hair, on the other hand, can take many different dye colors, though stark contrasts may seem too unnatural.

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  • Pink hair is sure to stand out, while similarly unnatural shades such as blue, teal, or purple can be amazing accents.

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  • The best punk colors are those that are unmistakably unnatural, such as blue, green, purple, and pink hues in pastel, fluorescent, or neon shades.

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  • As fun as it may be to experiment with punk hair color, bright, unnatural shades are not generally appropriate for work, school, or other professional situations.

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  • In addition, Just for Men can become built up and create the appearance of a very unnatural hair color over time, which may gradually be too dark and believable.

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  • Others worry that it's unnatural or unsafe not to have periods.

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  • Likewise, an indoor shoot can be uncomfortable with hot lights, little circulation and many hours spent contorting yourself in unnatural and awkward positions where you still have to smile and look alluring.

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  • Since capsules can be expensive and in many case quite "unnatural" with the added risk of potential impurities (Chinese imports have been found to cause quite a few scares lately,) we'll focus on the functional food angle.

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  • Avoid over-the-top details, too-bright colors and unnatural cuts (like asymmetrical or otherwise unusual hemlines) when choosing your first short sleeve cardigan.

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  • The robots move at the hips and shoulders so punches are straight-armed and kicks are straight-legged, which would look unnatural on a human but seem fine for the robots.

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  • Simply, a zombie is a dead person who has been brought back to the living by an unseen, unnatural or supernatural force.

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  • In the beginning this may feel a little forced and unnatural.

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  • LoveToKnow Movies is more than just a collection of random musings about all things movies; it was created for a community of people who, just like you, have an extreme and perhaps unnatural love for the cinema.

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  • When a person contemplates ending his or her life in an unnatural way, it is the result of the soul struggling to learn a lesson that's critical to its evolution to a higher state of being.

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  • Some advocates for people on the autism spectrum suggest using this type of approach is unnatural for the autistic brain.

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  • Those around the adult struggling to learn the new, unnatural language can help by learning how he communicates as well.

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  • Someone who works with a child on the spectrum may be tempted to "force" responses that are unnatural for the child.

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  • The precise cause of Asperger syndrome remains unknown, although some theories point to brain abnormalities brought about by the unnatural migration of embryonic cells throughout fetal development.

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  • However, some critics believe that it can produce a unnatural robotic response from children.

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  • Hoodia plantations have been implemented in the southern regions of Africa, but resistance to pests and disease has transpired due to its "unnatural" variety.

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  • This regiment removes unnatural toxins from your body allowing you to live a longer, healthier life.

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  • This is not the equivalent to eating whole grains in their unprocessed state as these fortified cereals contain unnatural amounts of bulking fibers and can cause constipation in individuals who lack water in their diet.

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  • This is unlike other sweeteners, which can mask the original taste of foods and beverages by providing a strong, unnatural sweetness.

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  • It may seem unnatural and unsatisfying to eat just one slice of pizza, but do the math and you may find the caloric equivalent is a hearty turkey sandwich on rough bread.

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  • The full lotus involves unnatural rotation of the knees, which can destabilize the legs and cause injuries.

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  • When lying down, you will concentrate on not allowing your back to arch or your hips to tuck under, forcing unnatural movement of the back.

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  • Some people may find the motion unnatural, which can detract from the exercise experience.

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  • It covers items that are damaged in fires, by water, by wind, or other natural and unnatural events that are covered under the insurance policy.

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  • The Renaissance brought a new focus on womanly curves, and women went to unnatural extremes to achieve the perfect hourglass figure.

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  • If you go a little bit too far with your enhancements, it may look unnatural.

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  • The real title of this movie should be Batman the Action Soap Opera because most of the performances in this movie are bland at best, highly melodramatic and completely unnatural.

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  • His fantasy art always features some unnatural combination of human and machine, organic and inorganic, melding and flowing together in inextricable ways.

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  • Before long, Bella and Edward fall deeply in love, driving Edward into a vicious inner battle between his natural urges and his unnatural love for a human girl.

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  • This company's philosophy, however, is that unnatural ingredients are unnecessary and can even be harmful to humans.

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  • claims a few words, though its scope is rather to show differences than affinities; but treatment of that kind is undoubtedly useful at times in indicating that alliances generally admitted are unnatural; and this is the case here, for, following Calvier's method, the author's researches prove the artificial character of some of its associations.

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  • He kept various mistresses and was even prosecuted for unnatural vice, but his sons were equally dissolute.

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  • There can be little doubt that all unnatural and artificial modes of life tend to deterioration of the powers of resistance of the organism to disease.

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  • Rome became the scene of a chronique scandaleuse among these scholars, there was something unnatural in the predominance of the humanists in the Curia.

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  • His eyes, nose, and mouth all seemed puckered into a vacant, wearied grimace, and his arms and legs always fell into unnatural positions.

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  • So the swishing sound of the strokes, and the desperate but unnatural screams, continued.

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  • It seemed so natural to Pierre that everyone should like him, and it would have seemed so unnatural had anyone disliked him, that he could not but believe in the sincerity of those around him.

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  • "All right, all right," interrupted the prince, and laughing his unnatural way, he stretched out his hand for Alpatych to kiss, and then proceeded to his study.

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  • "I have had a proposition made me concerning you," he said with an unnatural smile.

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  • And that gesture, too, seemed unnatural to Prince Andrew.

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  • "Oh, undoubtedly!" said Prince Andrew, and with sudden and unnatural liveliness he began chaffing Pierre about the need to be very careful with his fifty-year-old Moscow cousins, and in the midst of these jesting remarks he rose, taking Pierre by the arm, and drew him aside.

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  • Natasha felt offended by the hesitation she had noticed in the anteroom, by her father's nervousness, and by the unnatural manner of the princess who--she thought--was making a favor of receiving her, and so everything displeased her.

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  • She knew what it was all meant to represent, but it was so pretentiously false and unnatural that she first felt ashamed for the actors and then amused at them.

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  • So this is the meaning of her excited, resolute, unnatural look the day before yesterday, yesterday, and today, thought Sonya.

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  • Sonya began watching her friend still more attentively and noticed that at dinner and all that evening Natasha was in a strange and unnatural state.

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  • Prince Andrew talked incessantly, arguing now with his father, now with the Swiss tutor Dessalles, and showing an unnatural animation, the cause of which Pierre so well understood.

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  • The islands are briefly noticed by Marco Polo, who probably saw without visiting them, under the name Angamanain, seemingly an Arabic dual, "The two Angamans," with the exaggerated but not unnatural picture of the natives, long current, as dog-faced Anthropophagi.

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  • In 1809 its exclusive trading rights were taken away by Parliament, but its administrative status was thus made clearer, and when after the mutiny of 1857 it was desirable to define British authority in India there seemed nothing unnatural in declaring it to be a possession of the crown.

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  • The irritation of the latter was greatly Mazarin's own fault; he had tried consistently to play off the king's brother Gaston of Orleans against Conde, and their respective followers against each other, and had also, as his carnets prove, jealously kept any courtier from getting into the good graces of the queen-regent except by his means, so that it was not unnatural that the nobility should hate him, while the queen found herself surrounded by his creatures alone.

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  • And these now rare and coveted pieces remain to rebuke us for our modern preference for the mechanical and unnatural chiaroscuro of photogravure - the successor and destroyer of the graver's art.

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  • Wall trees, it must be evident, are placed in a very unnatural and constrained position, and would in fact soon be reduced to a state of utter confusion if allowed to grow unrestricted; hence the following modes of training have been adopted.

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  • The number of his enemies was increased by his successful attack on his Jesuit confessor Ribera, who with other members of the college of Milan was found to be guilty of unnatural offences.

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