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  • The war was very unpopular in Denmark, and the closing of the Sound against foreign shipping, in order to starve out Sweden, had exasperated the maritime powers and all the Baltic states.
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  • At all times Lebanon has been a place of refuge for unpopular creeds.
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  • He attacked the Venetians, but finding the war unpopular with the trading cities of southern Germany, made a truce with the republic for three years.
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  • But as in Ireland so Cromwell's policy in Scotland was unpopular and was only upheld by the maintenance of a large army, necessitating heavy taxation and implying the loss of the national independence.
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  • Service in America was unpopular with the soldiers, and there was much discontent in the country with the government of King Ferdinand VII.
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  • His policy of abandoning the land defence was unpopular with the land-owning section of the people, who from the walls of Athens could see their own property destroyed by the invaders.
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  • This was enough to make him unpopular with many of the Welsh clergy, and being denied the privilege of preaching for nothing at two churches, he helped his old Oxford friend John Mayor, now vicar of Shawbury, Shropshire, from October until January 11th, 1784.
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  • The duchess, herself aggrieved by the dictatorial manners of the cardinal, likewise urged upon her brother the necessity of the retirement of the unpopular minister.
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  • But, as he suggests himself, his studied advocacy of unfamiliar projects of reform had made him unpopular with "moderate Liberals."
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  • Adams's upright and patriotic conduct in taking the unpopular side in this case met with its just reward in the following year, in the shape of his election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives by a vote of 418 to 118.
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  • Briefly, they are to be found in the conditions of the time; the increasing insularity of the English barons, now no longer the holders of estates in Normandy; the substitution of an unpopular for a popular king, an active spur to the rising forces of discontent; and the unprecedented demands for money - demands followed, not by honour, but by dishonour, to the arms of England abroad.
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  • This latter match, though unpopular in England and Normandy, was a fatal blow to the designs of Louis VI., and prepared the way for the expansion of English power beyond the Loire.
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  • His opposition to reform made him for a while unpopular.
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  • Mr. Snowden made himself extremely unpopular during the World War owing to his pacifist opinions, and was one of the Socialist members of Parliament who lost their seats at the general election of 1918.
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  • That he fought unpopular causes is a very insufficient explanation of his failure as a practical statesman.
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  • On the other hand, the new grand-duke Louis, who had succeeded in 1818, was unpopular, and the administration was in the hands of hide-bound and inefficient bureaucrats.
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  • There seems no doubt that he lived some time at Athens, where it is said that he became so unpopular (probably owing to his supposed atheistical opinions) that his life was in danger.
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  • His military and naval enterprises were for the most part disastrous failures, and in England he was exceedingly unpopular.
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  • The book was deliberately unpopular in tone; it excited much controversial comment and some serious and useful discussion.
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  • That policy was wise, but national pride made it unpopular and difficult.
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  • In England the war was exceedingly unpopular, and public opinion forced Charles II.
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  • unpopular with Scottish voters.
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  • Isaac's great aim was to restore the former strict organization of the government, and his reforms, though unpopular with the aristocracy and the clergy, and not understood by the people, certainly contributed to stave off for a while the final ruin of the Byzantine empire.
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  • In 1674 he became, by the appointment of the duke of York (later James II.), governor of New York and the Jerseys, though his jurisdiction over the Jerseys was disputed, and until his recall in 1681 to meet an unfounded charge of dishonesty and favouritism in the collection of the revenues, he proved himself to be a capable administrator, whose imperious disposition, however, rendered him somewhat unpopular among the colonists.
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  • His opposition to the extreme democratic and revolutionary party made him unpopular with the mob, who broke his windows, as his liberalism made him suspected at court.
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  • He accorded at first only a few trifling reforms, which were far from removing the popular discontent, while he retained the unpopular minister, Count Detlew von Einsiedel (1773-1861), and continued the encouragement of the Roman Catholics.
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  • The cost of maintaining the imperial postal system (vehiculatio) was transferred to the fiscus; from the same source apparently money was found for repairing the public roads and aqueducts; and lastly, the lucrative but unpopular tax of 5% on all legacies or inheritances (vicesima hereditatum), was so readjusted as to remove the grosser abuses connected with it (Pliny, Paneg.
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  • By the terms of the same treaty, he acceded to the grand league against the Porte, but his two expeditions against the Crimea (1687 and 1689), "the First Crimean War," were unsuccessful and made him extremely unpopular.
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  • The ladies of the bedchamber were so unpopular in consequence of their behaviour to Lady Flora Hastings that the public took alarm at the notion that the queen had fallen into the hands of an intriguing coterie; and Lord Melbourne, who was accused of wishing to rule on the strength of court favour, resumed office with diminished prestige.
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  • The birth of the princess royal, on the 21st of November 1840, removing the unpopular King Ernest of Hanover from the position of heir-presumptive to the British crown, Birth of the was a subject of loud congratulations to the people.
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  • "Your majesty is not perhaps aware that the most unpopular person in the parish is the relieving officer, and if the queen were to constitute herself a relieving officer for all the parishes in the kingdom she would find her money go a very little way, and she would provoke more grumbling than thanks."
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  • All this excited public opinion against him, and gradually he grew unpopular in his own neighbourhood.
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  • She never accommodated herself to the part she was called on to play during the Empire, and, though endowed with immense wealth and distinguished by the title of Madame Mere, lived mainly in retirement, and in the exercise of a strict domestic economy which her early privations had made a second nature to her, but which rendered her very unpopular in France and was displeasing to Napoleon.
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  • His education at the Spanish court and an hereditary tendency to insanity, however, made him haughty, suspicious and consequently very unpopular, while even in his best days the temper of his mind was that of a recluse rather than of a ruler.
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  • He also calculated that the demand itself would make the szlachta suspicious of all reform, including the Czartoryscian reforms, especially as both the king and his uncles were generally unpopular, as being innovators under foreign influence.
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  • This "Puttkammer regime" was intensely unpopular; it was attacked in the Reichstag not only by Radicals like Richter and Rickert, but by National Liberals like Bennigsen, and when the emperor Frederick III., whose Liberal tendencies were notorious, succeeded to the throne, it was clear that it could not last.
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  • In 48 B.C. he was created dictator for the second time, probably with constituent powers and for an undefined period, according to the dangerous and unpopular precedent of Sulla.
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  • 2 Save for the title of dictator, which undoubtedly carried unpopular associations and was formally abolished on the proposal 9f Antony after Caesar's death, this cumulation of powers has little to distinguish it from the Principate of Augustus; and the assumption of the perpetual dictatorship would hardly by itself suffice to account for the murder of Caesar.
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  • Maximilian carried the elaborate etiquette of the court of Vienna to Mexico, but favouring toleration of Protestantism, and the supremacy of the Crown over the Church, he was too liberal for the clericals who had set him up. As a foreigner he was unpopular, and the regiments of Austrians and Belgians which were to serve as the nucleus of his own army were more so.
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  • Because of Daniel Webster's arguments in the Dartmouth College Case, and because his party had favoured the support of the Congregational Church by public taxation, he became very unpopular in this his native state.
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  • Kolcsey's early metrical pieces contributed to the Transylvanian Museum did not attract much attention, whilst his severe criticisms of Csokonai, Kis, and especially Berzsenyi, published in 1817, rendered him very unpopular.
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  • There probably never was a viceroy so unpopular among Anglo-Indians or so popular with the natives.
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  • Lang's adherence to the older faith, together with his pride and arrogance, made him very unpopular in his diocese of Salzburg; in 1523 he was involved in a serious struggle with his subjects, and in 1525, during the Peasants' War, he had again to fight hard to hold his own.
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  • On Wellington's first entry into Paris he had been received with popular enthusiasm, 2 but he had soon become intensely unpopular.
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  • His attacks upon the Roman Catholic church and on the supposed domination in parliament of the French Canadian section made him very unpopular in Lower Canada, but in Upper Canada his power was great.
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  • Mary was obliged to share the guardianship of her infant son with his grandmother Amelia, the widow of Frederick Henry, and with Frederick William, elector of Brandenburg; moreover, she was unpopular with the Dutch owing to her sympathies with her kinsfolk, the Stuarts, and at length public opinion having been further angered by the hospitality which she showed to her brothers, Charles II.
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  • But his home administration was unpopular, whilst the incapacity of Edmund Beaufort ended in the loss of all Normandy and Guienne.
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  • He made himself exceedingly unpopular u1 1810 by bringing about the exclusion of strangers, including reporters for the press, from the House of Commons under the standing order, which led to the imprisonment of Sir Francis Burdett in the Tower and to riots in London.
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  • The paper strength of the army was 35,000, but the service was voluntary and unpopular, while there was an almost total want of trained and experienced officers.
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  • Frederick, however, was not an unpopular ruler, and by making Prussia into a kingdom he undoubtedly advanced it several stages towards its future greatness.
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  • Still this union was unpopular and weakened the position of King Alexander in the army and the country.
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  • This did in a certain measure reconcile the political parties, but did not reconcile the army, which, already dissatisfied with the king's marriage, became still more so at the rumours that one of the two unpopular brothers of Queen Draga, Lieutenant Nicodiye, was to be proclaimed heirapparent to the throne.
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  • The "French Fury " as it was called, rendered the position of Anjou in the Netherlands impossible, and made William himself unpopular in Brabant.
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  • King William I.in the following year,having become unpopular through his resistance to reform, resigned his crown to Reign of William his son William II., who reigned in peace till his II.
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  • A mob speedily gathered together, who proceeded to destroy or damage a number of public buildings and the private residences of unpopular officials.
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  • Henry defended his rights with vigour and once again Germany was ravaged by war, for although he was unpopular in Bavaria he was strongly supported by the Saxons, who, since the time of Henry IV., had always been ready to join in an attack on the, monarchy, and he had little difficulty in driving Albert the Bear from the land.
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  • very unpopular in Tirol, where his wife soon, counted herself among his enemies, and in 1341 he was driven from the land, while Margaret announced her intention of repudiating him and marrying the emperors son Louis, margrave of Brandenburg.
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  • The general discontent found expression in the person of The Maurice of Saxony, a son-in-law of Philip of Hesse, revolt of whose services to Charles against the league of Schmal- Maurice of kalden had made him very unpopular in his own Saxony.
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  • test of wart In this small state the liberal movement of 1848 had been followed by reaction, and the elector ventured to replace Hassenpflug, the unpopular minister who had been driven from power.
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  • Moreover, the bitter and unscrupulous attacks of the Bismarckian press to which Caprivi was exposed made him unpopular in the country, for the people could not feel at ease so long as they were governed by a minister of whom Bismarck disapproved.
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  • Both princes were unpopular, and in 1462 Frederick was attacked by the inhabitants of Vienna, and was forced to surrender lower Austria to Albert, whose spendthrift habits soon made his rule disliked.
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  • Apart from the perennial discontents of Magyars and Sla y s, the confusion and corruption of the administration, and the misery caused by the ruin of the finances, had made the Habsburg dynasty unpopular even in its German states, and in Vienna itself a large section of public opinion was loudly in favour of the claims of Charles of Bavaria.
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  • The next day, when the sitting began, one of the ministers, Count Falkenhayn, a Clerical who was very unpopular, moved " That any member who continued to disturb a sitting after being twice called to order could be suspended - for three days by the president, and for thirty days by the House."
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  • It was a time of domestic rebellions, chiefly against the king's unpopular 'ministers, and it is further marked by the loss of Roger's African conquests.
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  • But the prospect of German rule was unpopular, and on William's death the crown passed to Tancred, an illegitimate grandson of King Roger, who figures in English histories in the story of Richard III.'s crusade.
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  • The simplicity of his style rendered his work unpopular, but it is probable that it was on a high level as compared with that of his contemporaries.
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  • The usurper was, however, able to maintain himself for two years only, famine and pestilence which prevailed in Egypt and Syria during his reign renderiqg him unpopular, while his arbitrary treatment of the amirs also gave offence.
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  • Before the year was out the new sultan had been rendered unpopular by the occurrence of a famine, and Malik al-Na~ir was easily able to induce the Syrian amirs to return to his allegiance, in consequence of which Bibars in his turn abdicated, and Malik al-Ng~ir re-entered Cairo as sovereign on the 5th of March 1310.
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  • All over Egypt there was a feeling of unrest, and the well-meant but not very successful efforts of the British to improve the state of things were making them very unpopular.
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  • In both Norway and Sweden, therefore, the Union was highly unpopular.
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  • Rumour, though without sufficient reason, made him responsible for Humphre y's death, while the peace and its consequent concessions rendered him unpopular.
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  • Her reforms in church matters had apparently made her unpopular with the Celts, but under cover of a mist her body was conveyed to and buried at Dunfermline.
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  • The Union was at first rich in causes of friction, and in nothing else; even as late as 1745 it was most unpopular, but Scotland had no choice.
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  • Having become unpopular, the barons in 1301 vainly asked Edward to dismiss him; about the same time he was accused of murder, adultery and simony.
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  • Up to this time, John Quincy Adams was regarded as belonging to the Federalist party, but he now found its general policy displeasing to him, was frowned upon, as the son of his father, by the followers of Alexander Hamilton, and found himself nearly powerless as an unpopular member of an unpopular minority.
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  • The support of a measure so unpopular in New England caused him to be hated by the Federalists there and cost him his seat in the Senate; his successor was chosen on the 3rd of June 1808, several months before the usual time of filling the vacancy, and five days later Adams resigned.
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  • A ruler imposed upon a free people by foreign arms is always unpopular; he is unable to stand alone; and his foreign auxiliaries soon find themselves obliged to choose between remaining to uphold his power, or retiring with the probability that it will fall after their departure.
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  • All these circumstances combined to render the new regime weak and unpopular, since there was no force at the ruler's command except foreign troops to put down disorder or to protect those who submitted, while the discontented nobles fomented disaffection and the inbred hatred of strangers in race and religion among the general Afghan population.
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  • Eventually, however, he resigned some of his many benefices, the holding of which had made him unpopular, and through the good offices of the regent, John Stewart, duke of Albany, obtained the coveted archbishopric and the primacy of Scotland.
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  • In 323 Constantine, tempted by the "advanced age and unpopular vices" of his colleague, again declared war against him, and, having defeated his army at Adrianople (3rd of July 323), succeeded in shutting him up within the walls of Byzantium.
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  • The island gave the title of earl to Thomas Boyd, who married the elder sister of James III., a step so unpopular with his peers that he had to fly the country, and the title soon afterwards passed to the Hamiltons.
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  • On the 28th of July 1683 she married Prince George of Denmark, brother of King Christian V., an unpopular union because of the French proclivities of the bridegroom's country, but one of great domestic happiness, the prince and princess being conformable in temper and both preferring retirement and quiet to life in the great world.
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  • Stephen thereupon appointed as his successor his wife's nephew Peter Orseolo, who settled in Hungary, where his intrigues and foreign ways made him extremely unpopular.
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  • For the Society, as befitted the great exponent of authority and the keeper of the consciences of many kings, had always been on the side of political autocracy; and therefore it became increasingly unpopular, when once the tide of French intelligence began to set in the direction of revolutionary reform.
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  • The senate listened with delight to his promises to rule according to the maxims of Augustus, and to avoid the errors which had rendered unpopular the rule of his predecessor, while his unfailing clemency, liberality and affability were the talk of Rome.
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  • But his conservative opinions rendered him more and more unpopular, and after the 10th of August 1792, when he took the side of the king, he was forced to lie concealed for some weeks in the observatory of the Mazarin College, from which he contrived to escape to the country.
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  • The Goblet cabinet was unpopular from the outset, and it was with difficulty that anybody could be found to accept the ministry of foreign affairs, which was finally given to M.
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  • He failed in the task, and made himself unpopular by plundering the provinces (Sallust, Hist.
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  • A melancholy catalogue of forced settlements marks the annals of the church from 1749 to 1780, and wherever an unpopular presentee was settled the people quietly left the Establishment and erected a meeting-house.
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  • The arch-prelates of the Russian church, Theodosius, archbishop of Novgorod, and Theophanes, archbishop of Pskov, were also on her side for very much the same reason, both of them being unpopular innovators who felt that, at this crisis, they must stand or fall with Tolstoy and Menshikov.
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  • Formerly, ordinary conscription had existed alongside this indelning, or distribution system; but it had proved inadequate as well as highly unpopular; and, in 1682, Charles XI.
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  • A man of great talent, he was a violent reactionary, and suffered from the consequences of an attitude so unpopular.
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  • Their business was to enforce these rights; from the first they were very unpopular, and their arbitrary behaviour was a factor in bringing about the formation of the Lombard league and the rising against Frederick in 1167.
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  • It is a matter of history that under Louis XIV., who created the police of Paris, and in succeeding times, the most unpopular and unjustifiable use was made of police as a secret instrument for the purposes of despotic government.
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  • Hilderic, elderly, Catholic and timid, was very unpopular with his subjects, and after a reign of eight years he was thrust into prison by his warlike cousin Gelimer (531-34).
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  • The Dutch War, declared on the 17th of March 1672, though the commercial and naval jealousies of Holland had certainly not disappeared in England, was unpopular because of the alliance with France and the attack upon Protestantism, while the king's second declaration of indulgence (15th of March 1672) aroused still further antagonism, was declared illegal by the parliament, and was followed up by the Test Act, which obliged James and Clifford to resign their offices.
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  • Assisted by his friend Edgar Quinet, he began a violent polemic against the unpopular order and the principles which it represented, a polemic which made their lectures, and especially Michelet's, one of the most popular resorts of the day.
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  • Finally he had quarrelled with Martinho Rodrigues, the unpopular bishop of Oporto, who was besieged for five months in his palace and then forced to seek redress in Rome (1209).
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  • This increase of duties was naturally unpopular, and while the emperor was urging on the draining of the marshes of his native place he was attacked and slain by his own soldiers.
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  • Otto's rule was very unpopular, las I!
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  • Henry soon became unpopular, as he was accused of unduly favouring the German settlers in Bohemia.
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  • Always himself on the unpopular side and an able but thoroughly fair critic of the majority, he habitually under-estimated his own worth; he was not only an anti-slavery leader when abolition was not popular even in New England, and a radical and rationalist when it was impossible for him to stay conveniently in the Unitarian Church, but he was the first president of the National Free Religious Association (1867) and an early and ardent disciple of Darwin and Spencer.
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  • He was a tribune of the people, associated unflinchingly not merel y with the unpopular but with the unpolished; always carrying about him not merely a certain Roman look, but a patrician air.
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  • often interfered in politics in a wayward, unscrupulous manner that made her very unpopular.
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  • The malcontents, who took their name from one of their number, Caboche, penetrated into the palace of the dauphin Louis, and demanded the surrender of the unpopular members of his household.
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  • But this unpopular treaty was broken, and the queen had to consent to the betrothal of Claude to Francis of Angouleme, who in 1515 became king of France as Francis I.
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  • This, added to her French origin and sympathies, made her from the start unpopular.
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  • The same causes made him unpopular with the Roman capitalists, whose sole object was the accumulation of enormous fortunes by farming the revenue of the provinces.
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  • The second war with England interrupted this material progress, and at its beginning was so unpopular, especially with the Quakers, that the Federalists carried the elections in the autumn of 1812.
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  • The patricians naturally resented their supersession and nearly every unpopular measure was attributed to the influence of "the foul-mouthed Dutch sorceress who hath bewitched the king."
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  • In spite of her talent for government she went far to hasten the empire's, downfall by her unbounded extravagance, and made the dynasty unpopular by her open profligacy, which went unpunished but for one short term of banishment.
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  • His open adultery with his mistress, Eleanor Cobham, also made him unpopular.
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  • Edwards's preaching became unpopular; for four years no candidate presented himself for admission to the church; and when one did in 1748, and was met with Edwards's formal but mild and gentle tests, as expressed in the Distinguishing Marks and later in Qualifications for Full Communion (1749) the candidate refused to submit to them; the church backed him and the break was complete.
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  • His position at the time was not unpopular throughout New England, and it is needless to say that his doctrine that the Lord's Supper is not a cause of regeneration and that communicants should be professing Christians has since (very largely through the efforts of his pupil Joseph Bellamy) become a standard of New England Congre gationalism.
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  • He was also extremely unpopular, because he was wrongly suspected of enriching himself at the public expense.'
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  • of the This unpopular measure caused some delay; but Great Britain, France and Germany formally recognized the independence of the country on the 10th of February 1880.
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  • The Conservative programme was naturally unpopular; Carp and the Junimists were unwilling to co-operate with the government, and, on the 26th of February 1901, D.
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  • He had become so unpopular after the expedition of 1671 that he was followed in the streets and threatened by the relations of those who had perished.
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  • He was generally unpopular owing to his cruelty and violent temper.
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  • Ultimately one of Leofrics grandsons, Edwin, was left as earl of Mercia, and the other, Morcar, became earl of Northumbria instead of Harolds unpopular brother Tostig.
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  • Moreover, Matildas husband Geoffrey was unpopular among the Normans; the Angevins had been the chief enemies of the duchy for several generations, and the idea that one of them might become its practical ruler was deeply resented~ The old king, as was but natural, had determined that his daughter should be his successor; he made the great council do homage to her in 1126, and always kept her before the eyes of his people as his destined heir.
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  • Nothing proves more conclusively the strength of the Angevin monarchy, and the decreasing power of feudalism, than that an unpopular king like John.
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  • But any plea can be raised against an unpopular king.
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  • By the end of his life the man who had started as the kings unpopular minion was known as Earl Simon the Righteous, and had become the respected leader of the national opposition to his royal brother-in-law.
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  • Henry found that he had practically no supporters save his unpopular foreign relatives and favorites, and yielded perforce.
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  • The Italians in a few years became as unpopular as their predecessors in the trade of usury, their practices being the same, if their creed was not.
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  • Thomas was selfish and incompetent, but violent and self-assertive, and for some years was able to pose successfully as a patriot simply because he set himself to oppose every act of the unpopular king.
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  • In the countryside the insurrection was accompanied by wholesale burnings of manor-rolls, the hunting down of unpopular bailiffs and landlords, and a special crusade against the commissioners of the poll-tax and the justices who had been enforcing the Statute of Laborers.
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  • Instead of dIspersing with their charters, as did many of the peasants, Tyler and his confederates ran riot through London, burning houses and slaying lawyers, officials, foreign merchants and other unpopular persons.
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  • If he himself should become unpopular, all the arguments that he had employed against Richard might be turned against himself.
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  • He seized and beheaded Lord Saye, the treasurer, and several other unpopular persons, and thight have continued his dictatorship for some time if the Kentish mob that follawed him bad not fallen to general pillage and arson.
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  • for seven years,, and strong suspicion arose that there was a project on foot to declare the Beauforts heirs to the throne, the claim of Richard of York, as the representative of the houses of Clarence and March, was raised by those who viewed the possible accession of the incapable and unpopular Somerset with terror and dislike.
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  • personally unpopular, and the rapacity and insolence of her family was well known.
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  • They were not so contemptible at the time, because England and Ireland were full of adventurers who were ready to back any cause, and who looked on the king of the moment as no more than a successful member of their own classa base-born Welshman who had been lucky enough to become the figurehead of the movement that had overturned an unpopular usurper.
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  • For fourteen years he was his masters chief ministerthe person responsible in the nations eyes for all the more unpopular assertions of the royal prerogative, and for all the heavy taxation and despotic acts which Henrys policy required.
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  • Two miscarriages and the failure to produce the requisite male heir linked her in Henrys mind and in misfortune to Catherine; unlike Catherine she was unpopular and not above suspicion.
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  • But his ambition and violence made him deeply unpopular, and the failing health of Edward VI.
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  • In this way the Spanish alliance, unpopular in itself, was formed to liberate the king from the shackles imposed on him by the English constitution.
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  • In the last few years a reaction against it had arisen especially in the universities, and those who adopted an unpopular creed, and who at the same time showed tendencies to I more ceremonial form of worship, naturally fell back on the fupport of the crown.
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  • Charles, who might reasonably have exerted himself to secure a fair liberty for all opinions, promoted these unpopular divines to bishoprics and livings, and the divines in turn exalted the royal prerogative above parliamentary rights.
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  • If it is not so, the government is inclined to proscribe unpopular opinion, and to forget that new opinions by which the greatest benefits arc likely to be conferred are certain at first to be entertained by a very few, and are quite certain to be unpopular as soon as they come into collision with the opinions of the majority.
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  • When on one occasion he was led into the proposal of an unpopular excise he at once drew back.
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  • swept away the duty on one great necessary of life soap; he repealed the duties on 123 other articles; he reduced the duties on 133 others, among them that on tea; and he found means for paying for these reforms and for the gradual reduction and ultimate abolition of the income tax, which had become very unpopular, by (I) extending the tax to incomes of ioo a year; (2) an increase of the, spirit duties; and (3) applying the death duties to real property, and to property passing by settle-, ment.
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  • The campaign, entered upon when parliament was not in session, was unpopular in the country.
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  • The formation of a strong Piedmontese kingdom, with the spoliation of the papal dominion, was unpopular in France; and he thoughtperhaps naturallythat he must have something to show his people in return for sacrifices which had cost, him the lives of 50,000 French soldiers, and concessions which the whole Catholic party in France resented.
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  • He had never been popular in the House of Commons, and the vehemence, sometimes amounting to fury, which he had shown in the debates on the India Bill, on the regency, on the impeachment of Hastings, had made him unpopular even among men on his own side.
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  • Aerium "), seem on this head at least, though unpopular, to have been characterized by great wisdom and sobriety.
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  • He spent a great deal of money in building palaces at Stuttgart and elsewhere, and took the course, unpopular to his Protestant subjects, of fighting against Prussia during the Seven Years' War.
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  • His only loyal friends in the Committee of Public Safety, Couthon and St Just, were themselves unpopular.
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  • The Convention was so unpopular that, if its members had retired into private life, they would not have been safe and their work might have been undone.
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  • undoubtedly severe and became at last universally unpopular.
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  • At this time he changed his baptismal name of John, which was unpopular owing to its connexion with John de Baliol, for that of Robert, being crowned at Scone in August 1390 as King Robert III.
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  • To pay regularly the interest on the loans the government of King Milan had to undertake the unpopular task of reforming the entire financial system of the country and of increasing the taxation.
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  • But at the coronation of King Peter, in September 1904, all the European powers except Great Britain were officially represented, some concessions, more apparent than real, having been made in the matter of the regicides, who were very unpopular among the peasants and in the army.
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  • His severity, however, made him unpopular, and in his absence the gates were opened to the Athenian besieging army under Alcibiades (409).
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  • Camacho drew up an excellent budget and collected taxation with a decidedly unpopular vigour.
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  • Most of the people of southern Illinois were in sympathy with slavery, and consequently the Lovejoys became very unpopular.
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  • It allowed the chief to call for the labour of any district, and to employ it in planting, house or canoe-building,supplying food on the occasion of another chief's visit, &c. This power was often used with much discernment; thus an unpopular chief would redeem his character by calling for some customary service and rewarding it liberally, or a district would be called on to supply labour or produce as a punishment.
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  • The ministry proposed to abrogate the electoral law of 1850, and restore universal suffrage; the Assembly by refusing made itself still more unpopular.
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  • By this compact, moreover, the chronically rebellious Jutish nobility lost the support they had hitherto always found in Schleswig-Holstein, and Margaret, free from all fear of domestic sedition, could now give her undivided attention to Sweden, where the mutinous nobles were already in arms against their unpopular king, Albert of Mecklenburg.
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  • In his latter years he became unpopular from the extortions practised by his two instruments, Empson and Dudley, under the authority of antiquated statutes.
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  • kings and popes; for great financial powers soon became unpopular.
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  • Charles of Orleans being a captive and his father-in-law, the count of Armagnac, highly unpopular, John the Fearless, hitherto prudently neutral, re-entered Paris, amid scenes of carnage, on the invitation of the citizen Perrinet le Clerc.
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  • It found all the more favorable foothold in that the Church, the States best ally, had made herself more and more unpopular.
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  • On her departure the pope, whose venality and nepotism had made him very unpopular with the citizens, died of fever before the arrival of Otto III., who elevated his own kinsman Bruno to the papal dignity under the name of Gregory V.
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  • No progress had been made, the service was dreadfully costly in life, and it became intensely unpopular among the troops.
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  • He was obliged to reconstruct the cabinet several times in order to get rid of troublesome colleagues like General Cassola, who wanted to make, himself a sort of military dictator, and Camacho, whose financial reforms and taxation schemes made him unpopular He had more often to reorganize the government in order to find seats in the cabinet for ambitious and impatient, worthies of the Liberal party-not always with success, as Seor Martos, president of the Congress, and the Democrats almost brought about a political crisis in 1889.
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  • But his religious reform was unpopular, especially among the women, who killed an official who, by the emperor's command, was destroying an image of Christ in the vestibule of the imperial palace of Chalce.
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  • Having become unpopular at the courts of France and Spain, Lee was recalled in 1779, and returned to the United States in September 1780.
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  • He again became premier in 1883, and remained in office until November 1885; but he grew very unpopular, and nearly endangered the monarchy in 1885 by his violent repression of popular and press demonstrations, and of student riots in Madrid and the provinces.
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  • The latter were the dominant party in the days of Frederick II., although very unpopular on account of the grievous taxes imposed by the empire.
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  • A satirical cartoon may be helpful in shedding light on why a particular policy is unpopular.
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  • However, it is clear that " rampant commercialism " would be very unpopular.
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  • The work has proved unpopular with some as pollarding, when trees are cut right back, tho necessary, can appear very drastic.
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  • Unfortunately the crown was also issued again after a break of forty years, and the new double florin proved unpopular.
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  • foisting unpopular policies on the party which had been attacked by our opponents in the election.
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  • This is the single most unpopular, unwanted nanny state legislation ever foisted upon the Scottish nation.
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  • isolationist views were unpopular in the Second World War and he lost his seat in Congress in 1940.
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  • If, say, Chris Martin started wailing about mo ' money and mo ' problems, he'd be considerably mo ' unpopular.
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  • rampant commercialism " would be very unpopular.
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  • An unpopular Administration can be kept in office by a minor party, despite the desire of the people to kick the rascals out.
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  • scapegoat for governments having to force through unpopular reforms.
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  • Analysts say it is an attempt by the government to sell an unpopular foreign policy to its increasingly skeptical citizens.
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  • Cheating would be pointless as it would make you very unpopular, and is easily spotted lol.
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  • This made her unpopular with middle class suffragettes who saw limited suffrage as an important step in the struggle to win the vote.
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  • As a youngster Federer had a fierce temper, breaking rackets regularly and making himself thoroughly unpopular.
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  • Some work was unpopular - with staff feeling undervalued.
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  • unpopular with the electorate.
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  • unpopular with the public who do not want to see their precious countryside destroyed.
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  • A deeply unpopular foreign policy has brought suicide bombers to the streets of London.
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  • Also wanting to take over from the hugely unpopular Tony Petty is the consortium of local businessmen headed by Mel Nurse.
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  • Fees have been massively unpopular from the day their introduction was announced.
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  • They have had to recognize that the conditions imposed are politically unpopular.
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  • None of the Derby acts so far has been universally unpopular, and no doubt that situation will continue.
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  • Actually I jumped ship, as I was becoming increasingly unpopular due to my trade union activities and anti-war stance.
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  • unpopular minorities?
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  • unpopular opinion, but who cares?
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  • unpopular president in history.
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  • unpopular prime minister for decades.
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  • unpopular war, to make greater headway.
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  • An experiment with ethnic patterns proved unpopular with older male fliers from the home market.
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  • Do you become unpopular by saying no to drugs or to stealing?
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  • There were no further attempts to cut me down to size after that, although I remained as unpopular within M'tutor's as ever.
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  • Just why aren't people voting Conservative when the Prime Minister seemed so unpopular on the run up to the election?
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  • unpopular in many quarters.
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  • This war was very unpopular with the trading cities of the Netherlands, and early in 1488 Maximilian, having entered Bruges, was detained there as a prisoner for nearly three months, and only set at liberty on the approach of his father with a large force.
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  • Gualo's character has been severely criticized by English writers; but his chief offence seems to have been that of representing unpopular papal claims.
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  • In Genoa the government was particularly unpopular, for the Genoese resented being handed over to their old enemy Piedmont like a flock of sheep. Nevertheless the king strongly disliked the Austrians, and would willingly have seen them driven from Italy.
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  • In Lombardy French rule had ended by making itself unpopular, and even before the fall of Napoleon a national party, called the Italici p-un, had begun to advocate the independence of Lombardy, or even its union with Sardinia.
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  • The affair made the ministry so unpopular Na n~sV.
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  • Demonstra- Pd ins were held which were repressed with unnecessary violence, coi d although the change o~ capital was not unpopular in the rest of as ~ly, where the Piemonte~isrno of the new rgime was beginning thi arouse jealousy, the secrecy with which the affair was arranged un d the shooting down of the people in Turin raised such a storm w~ disapproval that the king for the first time used his privilege vim of dismissing the ministry.
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  • Vexatious methods of assessment and collection had made it so unpopular that the Italian government in 1859-1860 had thought it expedient to abolish it throughout the realm.
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  • Fortifnately, however, this policy was not successful, as military service is less unpopular in Italy than in many other countries; aggressive militarism is quite unknown, and without it anti-militarism can gain no foothold.
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  • His pride and austerity made him unpopular at court and he left the country in 1642, settling at last in Padua, where he died in 1646, impoverished by the sequestrations of the parliament, whose forces had taken and retaken his castle of Arundel.
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  • Anne accepted the condition and became empress, but when she discovered that the attempt to limit her powers in favour of a small conservative oligarchy was extremely unpopular among all classes, she submitted the question to an assembly of Boo ecclesiastical and lay dignitaries, and at their request the unlimited autocratic rule was re-established.
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  • Impervious to Russian influence, he remained true to his original nationality, and by his undisguised aversion to everything in his adopted country and his passionate, childish admiration of Frederick the Great, he made himself so unpopular that within a few months of his accession, in December 1761, he was dethroned and assassinated by the partisans of his ambitious and able consort, the famous Catherine II.1 During the long reign of Catherine II.
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  • At the outset the superficial resemblance between the revolutionary movement in Russia and that of 1789 in France was The striking: there was the same breakdown of the traditional machinery of government, the same general outcry for control by a representative national assembly, the same gradual and reluctant concessions wrung from the crown under pressure of disaffection in the army, popular emeutes, the assassination of unpopular officials, and the burning of country houses by organized bands of peasants.
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  • This theory of charging what the traffic will bear is an unpopular one, because it has been misapplied by railway managers and made an excuse for charging what the traffic will not bear.
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  • The character of the Assyrian domination over Israel must not be misunderstood; the regular payment of tribute and the provision of troops were the main requirements, and the position of the masses underwent little change if an Assyrian governor took the place of an unpopular native ruler.
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  • As Henderson was forced upon his parish by Archbishop George Gladstanes, and was known to sympathize with episcopacy, his settlement was at first extremely unpopular; but he subsequently changed his views and became a Presbyterian in doctrine and 'church government, and one of the most esteemed ministers in Scotland.
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  • Still more unpopular was the brief war with Charles V.
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  • The Union with England was so unpopular that not only did the provost vote against the measure in the Scottish parliament, but the articles were burned (20th of November 1706) at the Market Cross by a body of Cameronians, amidst the approving cheers of the inhabitants.
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  • But he was unpopular at Antioch, and fell before a coalition of the three kings of Egypt, Pergamum and Cappadocia.
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  • Cable, The Creoles of Louisiana (New York, 1884), and his later writings; but Mr Cable's views of the Creoles are very unpopular in Louisiana; for other views of them, and for a guide to the English and Creole literature of Louisiana, consult Alcee Fortier, Louisiana Studies - Literature, Customs and Dialects, History and Education (New Orleans, 1894).
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  • But the Austro-Hungarian government, profiting by the weakness of Russia after the war with Japan, and aware that the proclamation of Bulgarian independence was imminent, had already decided to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina, in spite of the pledges given at Berlin, and although the proposal was unpopular in Hungary.
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  • The Ottoman troops in Arabia were mutinous and unpaid; the Albanians, long the mainstay of Turkish military power in the west, had been irritated by unpopular taxes and by the repressive edicts which deprived them of schools and a printing-press; foreign interference in Crete and Macedonia was resented by patriotic Moslems throughout the empire.
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  • Some of the more unpopular officials associated with the old regime were assassinated, among them Fehim Pasha, the former head of the espionage department, who had been exiled to Brusa in 1907 at the request of the British and German ambassadors.
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  • They constitute a class quite distinct from the native Arab population, and they and the Turkish government in general are intensely unpopular among the Arabs, an unpopularity increased by their religious differences, the Arabs being as a rule Shiites, the Turks Sunnites.
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  • William, however, disliked these changes, and finding further that his proposed marriage with the countess d'Oultremont, a Belgian and a Roman Catholic, was very unpopular, he suddenly abdicated on the 7th of October 1840.
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  • went to ask the emperor to dismiss the unpopular ministry.
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  • But Lukacs had no choice but to apply in the first instance to Mr Kossuth and his friends, and these, suspecting an intention of crushing their party by entrapping them into unpopular engagements, rejected his overtures.
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  • Various circumstances fortified this belief, which contributed to render Marie Antoinette very unpopular - her disappointment at Rohan's acquittal, the fact that he was deprived of his charges and exiled to the abbey of la Chaise-Dieu, and finally the escape of the comtesse de Lamotte from the Salpetriere, with the connivance, as people believed, o{ the court.
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  • He had by this time rendered himself somewhat unpopular, and in the evening the Transvaal flag, which flew over the landdrost's house, was pulled down.
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  • His anti-Arian polemic against Eusebius of Caesarea made him unpopular among his fellow-bishops in the East, and a synod convened at Antioch in 330 passed a sentence of deposition, which was confirmed by the emperor.
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  • In view of its parliamentary impotence, and its legacy of an unpopular Home Rule programme, Sir Henry had a difficult task to perform, but he prudently interpreted his duty as chiefly consisting in the effort to keep the Radical party together in the midst of its pronounced differences.
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  • The leading spirit of this reform was Giano della Bella, a noble who by engaging in trade had become a popolano; the grandi now tried to make him unpopular with the popolani grassi, hoping that without him the Ordinamenti would not be executed, and opened negotiations with Pope Boniface VIII.
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  • Ippolito was styled the Magnifico and destined to be ruler of the republic, but Cardinal Passerini's regency proved most unpopular, and the city was soon seething with discontent.
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  • State affairs he left entirely to the unpopular Cardinal Nicolo Coscia.
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  • On the other hand, the new grand-duke Louis, who had succeeded in 1818, was unpopular,, and the administration was in the hands of hide-bound and inefficient bureaucrats.
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  • During the violent conflict over the Middlesex election (see Wilkes, John) he took the unpopular side, and vehemently asserted the right of the House of Commons to exclude Wilkes.
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  • The majority, while fearing an Austrian invasion, desired the return of the grand-duke who had never been unpopular, and in April 1849 the municipal council usurped the powers of the assembly and invited him to return, "to save us by means of the restoration of the constitutional monarchy surrounded by popular institutions, from the shame and ruin of a foreign invasion."
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  • Later, Bute roused further hostility by his cider tax, an ill-advised measure producing only 75,00o a year, imposing special burdens upon the farmers and landed interest in the cider counties, and extremely unpopular because extending the detested system of taxation by excise, regarded as an infringement of the popular liberties.
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  • He rapidly grew extremely unpopular, and in 1 55 2 Maurice of Saxony turned upon him and attempted to capture him at Innsbruck.
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  • His government was supported by a small party (largely an Anglican Church party), but was intensely unpopular with the bulk of the people; and - it is a disputed question, whether before or after news arrived of the landing in England of William of Orange - in April 1689 the citizens of Boston rose in revolution, deposed Andros, imprisoned him and re-established their old colonial form of government.
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  • The life of Krasinski was embittered by the fact that he was the son of General Vincent Krasinski, who had become unpopular among the Poles by his adherence to the Russian government; the son wrote anonymously in consequence, and was therefore called "The Unknown Poet."
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  • The court of the lord high steward seems to have been first definitely instituted in 1499 for the trial of Edward Plantagenet, earl of Warwick; only two years earlier Lord Audley had been condemned by the court of chivalry, a very different and unpopular tribunal.
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  • Hegelianism had made itself unpopular, and its confusion of God, nature and man had led to differences within the school itself (see Hegel).
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  • Macrinus, the successor and instigator of the murder of Caracalla, was very unpopular with the army; an insurrection was easily set on foot, and on the 16th of May 218 Varius was proclaimed emperor as Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
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  • that Garrison greatly injured abolitionism by causing it to be associated in men's minds with these unpopular views on other subjects.
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  • D' Arcos came to terms with Masaniello; but in spite of this, and of the assassination of Masaniello, whose arrogance and ferocity had made him unpopular, the disturbances continued, and again the viceroy had to retire to Castelnuovo and make concessions.
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  • In 1896 he seemed for many reasons the most "available" candidate of his party for the presidency: he had no personal enemies in the party; he had carried the crucial state of Ohio by a large majority in 1893; his attitude on the coinage question had never been so pronounced as to make him unpopular either with the radical silver wing or with the conservative "gold-standard" members of the party.
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  • His "aulic tendencies" made him so unpopular that his offer of mediation between the Rak6czy insurgents and the government was rejected by the Hungarian diet, and the negotiations, which led to the peace of Szatmar (see Hungary: History), were entrusted to Janos Pallfy.
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  • Their connexion was highly unpopular at Rome, and Octavian (see Augustus) declared war upon them and defeated them at Actium (31 B.C.).
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  • A suspicious observer might have detected something ominous in the first act of his reignthe arrest and attainder of his fathers unpopular ministers, Empson and Dudley, whose heads he flung to the people in order to win a moments applause.
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  • The duke of Burgundy, however rich and powerful, was still the kings vassal; his wide but insecure authority, of too rapid growth and unpopular, lacked sovereign rights.
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  • Often, indeed, the IMF is a useful scapegoat for governments having to force through unpopular reforms.
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  • Hague, however, has tacked further to the right, amplifying those stances which were already most unpopular with the electorate.
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  • Moreover, it is manifestly unpopular with Scottish voters.
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  • These plans are also unpopular with the public who do not want to see their precious countryside destroyed.
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  • Would they really be on the side of the judges in the protection of unpopular minorities?
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  • I think the country is ready for unpopular decisions.
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  • It might be an unpopular opinion, but who cares?
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  • He [Bush] will leave office the most unpopular president in history.
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  • Mori was the most unpopular prime minister for decades.
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  • The puzzle is Mr Howard 's failure, against the backdrop of a deeply unpopular war, to make greater headway.
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  • There were no further attempts to cut me down to size after that, although I remained as unpopular within M'tutor 's as ever.
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  • Just why are n't people voting Conservative when the Prime Minister seemed so unpopular on the run up to the election?
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  • These conclusions are, to put it mildly, unpopular in many quarters.
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  • Although usually affable, Alyssa was unapologetically persistent in her unpopular opinion.
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  • What is popular today will likely be unpopular tomorrow.
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  • Just because an award is unusual, however, does not mean that it is unpopular.
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  • Although this may seem unpopular at first, your friends will still want to spend time with you to avoid the risks associated with an over-the-top party.
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  • Despite the unpopular notion that women of size should cover up their skin and use lingerie simply for their functional purposes, the favorable truth is that lingerie can - and should - be worn to make a woman of any size feel her sexiest.
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  • Because he's unpopular, no one will listen to him, so Chicken Little and his friends take it upon themselves to save the world.
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  • Microsoft Corporation detailed a plan to revitalize its aging and unpopular Windows Mobile phone platform by introducing a new Windows Phone release date.
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  • In addition, the companions of rejected children tend to be younger or more unpopular than the companions of accepted children.
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  • The purpose of social skill training is to help unpopular children learn to treat their peers in positive ways.
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  • By contrast, parents of popular children are typically more positive and less demanding with their children than parents of unpopular children.
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  • Holding a fire drill at night may be momentarily unpopular but may save lives and prevent serious injuries.
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  • When it was first developed, the cost of genealogy DNA testing made it unpopular.
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  • Dictionaries are also available on a CD-ROM, but these are becoming more and more unpopular as most definitions can be easily found by searching via Google, Yahoo, or visiting numerous dictionary websites.
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  • Tad's subsequent return to Pine Valley spelled a certain end to the unpopular relationship between Dixie and Brian.
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  • Anubis: You'd think being the god of the dead would make a person unpopular, but Anubis continues to rank high in tattoo popularity.
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  • The limited seating capacity and cargo room make this van an unpopular choice for larger families.
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  • Not family friendly: If you are the person who prepares meals in your household, you will have to prepare separate meals for the rest of the family, lest you suddenly become very unpopular.
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  • Initially, only a few are a part of the glee club as it is one of the most unpopular clubs in school.
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  • Remove old or unpopular photos to conserve bandwidth and storage space.
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  • While these web hosts may not agree with many of the controversial and unpopular opinions hosted on their servers, they are standing up to protect every person's basic right to publish them.
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  • This hidden purpose was suspected, and the war became intensely unpopular with the English parliament and nation.
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  • He was an adviser to Mazarin in the negotiations which terminated in the treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) He amassed a considerable fortune, and was unpopular, even in court circles.
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  • As Richard of York gained influence, Kempe became unpopular; men called him "the cursed cardinal," and his fall seemed imminent when he died suddenly on the 22nd of March 1454.
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  • The young prince found himself the most unpopular man in Italy, for while the Liberals looked on him as a traitor, to the king and the Conservatives he was a dangerous revolutionist.
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  • It was, moreover, unpopular in Ireland, and a blow to English literature; yet the course of events soon proved it to have been most fortunate.
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  • He remained in opposition from 1848 till 1854, holding together under difficult circumstances an unpopular party with which he was not entirely in sympathy.
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  • de Giers found himself in an unpopular minority.
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  • The Union of Lublin, barely three years old, was anything but consolidated, and in Lithuania it continued to be extremely unpopular.
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  • and his wife Mary of Lorraine, was born in December 1542, a few days before the death of her father, heart-broken by the disgrace of his arms at Solway Moss, where the disaffected nobles had declined to encounter an enemy of inferior force in the cause of a king whose systematic policy had been directed against the privileges of their order, and whose representative on the occasion was an unpopular favourite appointed general in defiance of their ill-will.
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  • If you have something to say that may be considered a form of unpopular dissent, or controversial, consider hosting your website with one of these web hosts.
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  • His hostility to the insurrectional commune of Paris, which led him to propose transferring the government to Blois, and his attacks upon Robespierre and his friends rendered him very unpopular.
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  • There had been considerable discontent in ~Sicily, where the government had made itself unpopular.
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  • His pride and austerity made him unpopular at court and he left the country in 1642, settling at last in Padua, where he died in 1646.
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  • Among the people she had always been intensely disliked; the love of justice, and the fear of trade losses imminent upon a breach with Charles V., combined to render her unpopular.
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  • The instrument contained a very unpopular clause taxing all mining property, unproductive as well as productive.
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  • His reasons were good; but his offensive style of argument rendered them unpalatable and himself unpopular.
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  • He was unpopular with them, however, owing to his subserviency to the Jesuits, and resigned the agency in 1607 owing to the remonstrances of the English arch-priest George Birkhead.
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  • There were no longer church lands available with which to conciliate the nobles, the burden of taxation was heavy, and Albert's rule became unpopular.
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  • There is no reason to suppose that his punishment was unpopular.
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  • He was unpopular, however, owing to his conservative views, and was assassinated on the 15th of November, as he was alighting at the steps of the House of Assembly.
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  • Although now extremely unpopular, the Rolands remained in Paris, suffering abuse and calumny, especially from Marat.
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