Up-against sentence example

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  • She sighed and drew her knees up against her chest.
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  • She threw the pillow over her head, drawing the light blanket up against her chin.
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  • Jake didn't follow her as she strode into the airport and checked in, careful not to brush up against anyone for fear of the jarring visions.
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  • I must have leaned up against the barbeque! he said, rubbing the grease in.
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  • His was the only form in one piece; he was propped up against the base of a tree.
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  • She propped herself up against the back of their brass bed.
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  • Definitely not a virgin, not the way she was grinding up against Joe Jock.
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  • She pulled her hood up against its furious roar.
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  • He'd never seen the politician up against something he couldn't defeat.
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  • She was too sleepy to bother Alex, so she moved to the window seat and curled up against the chill.
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  • She drew her knees up against her chest and studied his face.
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  • One small window was high up against the nine-foot ceiling, barely wider than the span of her two hands.
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  • Zipping the bag up against the chill of the night, she fell asleep immediately.
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  • Elsewhere local surface currents are developed, either drifts due to the direct action of the winds, or streams produced by wind action heaping water up against the land; but these nowhere rise to the dignity of a distinct current system, although they are often sufficient to obliterate the feeble tidal action characteristic of the Mediterranean.
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  • Where surface water is banked up against the land, as by the equatorial and Gulf Stream drift currents, it appears to penetrate to very considerable depths; the escaping stream currents are at first of great vertical thickness and part of the water at their sources has a downward movement.
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  • Not only did commune range itself against commune under the two rival flags, but party rose up against party within the city walls.
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  • His views on church polity were dominated by his implicit belief in the divine right of kings (not of course the divine hereditary right of kings) which the Anglicans felt it necessary to set up against the divine right of popes.
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  • On all sides his enemies rose up against him; in Romagna the deposed princes prepared to regain their own, and the Orsinis raised their heads once more in Rome.
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  • Unable to bear up against the Dominican's fiery denunciations, the sovereigns, three months after the fall of Granada, issued a decree ordering every Jew either to embrace Christianity or to leave the country, four months being given to make up their minds; and those who refused to become Christians to order had leave to sell their property and carry off their effects.
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  • Both Normans and English came to Scotland in crowds in the days of Margaret, Edgar and David, and Scottish national feeling sometimes rose up against them.
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  • The keys which hold the rail in the chairs are usually of oak and are placed outside the rails; the inside position has also been employed, but has the disadvantage of detracting from the elasticity of the road since the weight of a passing train presses the rails up against a rigid mass of metal instead of against a slightly yielding block of wood.
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  • In Asia Minor his younger brother Antiochus Hierax was put up against him by a party to which Laodice herself adhered.
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  • Dionysus, being set up against him (145) by Tryphon, a magnate of the kingdom.
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  • I, ^p ?5, Leb-Kamai (" the heart of them that rise up against me "), is written for e' w:, Chaldea, by the same rule.
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  • Jellachich, who as a soldier was devoted to the interests of the imperial house, realized that the best way to break the revolutionary power of the Magyars and Germans would be to encourage the Slav national ideas, which were equally hostile to both; to set up against the Dualism in favour at Pest and Vienna the federal system advocated by the Sla y s, and so to restore the traditional Habsburg principle of Divide et impera.
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  • On the death of Liberius (366) a considerable party nominated Damasus successor; but the irreconcilables of the party of Liberius refused to pardon his trimming, and set up against him another deacon, Ursinus.
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  • The percussion instruments were pushed up against the wall in the music room.
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  • He engaged in a foolish and undignified struggle with Crebillon (not fils), a rival set up against him by Madame de Pompadour, but a dramatist who, in part of one play, Rhadamiste et Zenobie, has struck a note of tragedy in the grand Cornelian strain, which Voltaire could never hope to echo.
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  • The statue of Queen Elizabeth which stood on the west side of Ludgate was purchased by Alderman Gosling and set up against the east end of St Dunstan's church in Fleet Street, where it still remains.
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  • The older one, which still existed in Roman times, was backed up against the temple hill, which was cut away to make room for it.
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  • of the paved road and close up against the agora itself, only at a much lower level, was found, buried under 35 ft.
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  • During ten years of intermittent marching and fighting between 1861 and 1871 the Maori did no more than prove that they had in them the stuff to stand up against fearful odds and not always to be worsted.
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  • Awards cannot be set up against third parties (art.
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  • Despite his open protests and subterraneous counter-mining, war was actually declared against Sweden in 1675, and his subsequent policy seemed so obscure and hazardous to those who did not possess the clue to the perhaps purposely tangled skein, that the numerous enemies whom his arrogance and superciliousness had raised up against him, resolved to destroy him.
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  • Three weeks later Jagiello was compelled to cede Samogitia, as far as the Dubissa, to the Knights, and, in the following year they set up against him Kiejstut's son Witowt.
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  • The amir Sherc Ali marched up against them from Kandahar; but in the battle that ensued at Sheikhabad on 10th May he was deserted by a large body of his troops, and after his signal defeat Abdur Rahman released his father, Afzul Khan, from prison in Ghazni, and installed him upon the throne as amir of Afghanistan.
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  • The aim is not self-destruction, but self-preservation; and yet the ethics of Manichaeism appears in point of fact as thoroughly ascetic. The Manichaean had, above all, to refrain from sensual enjoyment, shutting himself up against it by three seals - the signaculum oris, manus and sinus.
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  • This was one of the acts brought up against him by the senatus-consulte of the 3rd of April 1814, which pronounced his fall "considering that he has violated the constitutional laws by the decrees on the state prisons."
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  • Within the crust of the earth, whether by the contraction of the interior or in any other way, tangential pressures were set up. Since the crust is not of uniform strength throughout, only the weaker portions yielded to the pressure; and these were crumpled up against the more resisting portions and sometimes were pushed over them.
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  • It is significant that olive and willow should have been chosen for benediction together with, or as substitutes for palm, and that an exorcizing power should have been ascribed to the consecrated branches: they were to heal disease, ward off devils, protect the houses where they were set up against lightning and fire, and the fields where they were planted against hail and storms. But healing power had been ascribed to the olive in pagan antiquity, and in the same way the willow had from time immemorial been credited by the Teutonic peoples with the possession of protective qualities.
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  • In Italy his son, Conrad, was a~n5P~~e stirred up against him and in 1093 was crowned king at Monza; then ten years later, when Germany was more peaceful than it had been for years and when the emperors authority was generally acknowledged, his second son, Henry, afterwards the emperor Henry V., was induced to head a dangerous rebellion.
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  • The emperor himself might probably have interfered, but Louis had provided him with ample employment by stirring up against him the Hungarians and the Turks.
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  • A small column, as for example a lead pencil standing on end, or a row of pins propped up against suitable supports, or other bodies which are easily overturned, may be used as seismoscopes.
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  • By the sale of offices, the establishment of new "Monti" and by levying new taxes, he accumulated a vast surplus, which he stored up against certain specified emergencies, such as a crusade or the defence of the Holy See.
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  • Bernard of Clairvaux, Innocent's champion, built up against Anacletus and his " half heathen king " a coalition joined by Louis VI.
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  • And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south; also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall."
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  • If now a wheel W is forced up against q with a pressure equal to the weight of the moving part of the instrument, the whole weight of the moving part would rest upon W in unstable equilibrium; or if a pressure R, less than W, is employed, we have the end friction on the lower bearing removed to an extent = R sin 4),4), and the friction on the bearings of the upper pivot removed to the extent of F cos 4), - where 4 is the latitude of the place.
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  • Hormizds son, Chosroes II., was set up against his father and forced to acquiesce in his execution.
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  • Gardiner says the Instrument was "the first of hundreds of written constitutions which have since spread over the world, of which the American is the most conspicuous example, in which a barrier is set up against the entire predominance of any one set of official persons, by attributing strictly limited functions to each."
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  • The tangential pressures which are known to be set up in the earth's crust - either by the contraction of the interior or in some other way - caused the deposits of this sea to be crushed up against the rigid granites and other old rocks of the peninsula and finally led to the whole mass being pushed forward over the edge of the part which did not crumple.
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  • The assailants now found themselves close up against the main defensive line.
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  • In this case, the claw-like terminal segment may be simply flexed against the preceding in the same way as the blade of a penknife shuts up against the handle.
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  • It is evident that the Samaritans were not to be outdone by the Jews, that Mount Gerizim was once more being set up against Jerusalem, and that a bold bid was being made by the hated Samaritans for a world-wide religion, which should embrace Pagans as well as Christians.
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  • At the siege of Plataea (429 B.C.) the Spartans attempted to burn the town by piling up against the walls wood saturated with pitch and sulphur and setting it on fire (Thuc. ii.
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  • Athanasius stood firm, but many accusers soon rose up against one who was known to be under the frown of the imperial displeasure.
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  • From their well-watered rice-fields, the main source of their wealth, they could see the giant Himalayas looming up against the clear blue of the Indian sky.
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  • The dim - inished stream of sugar con - tinues to flow till the 4-lb weight in the weights-pan is lifted (the end of the upper beam being for the time brought up against the frame and unable to descend further), and in lifting it dis --------------------- From the Notice issued by the Standards Department of the Board of Trade, by permission of the Controller of H.
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  • The searching investigation which followed raised up against him many implacable enemies.
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  • The campaign of Marengo followed (1800) and the peace of Lunville, which not only once more isolated Great Britain, but raised up against her new enemies, to the list of whom she added by using her command of the sea to enforce the right of search in order to seize enemies goods in neutral vessels.
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  • 1), and bearing a number of flattened spikelets, one of which grows out of each notch and has its inner or upper face pressed up against it.
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  • High up against the wall is an effigy of the same duke in his armour.
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  • It must have been composed in a time of natural gloom and depression, after Yahweh's anger had been provoked by "a very froward generation," certainly not before the Assyrian Empire had loomed up against the political horizon, aggressive and menacing.
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  • He soon stirred up against himself Le~er.
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  • had replied by forbidding the exportation of English wool, and by threatening the great industrial cities of Flanders with the transference to England of the cloth manufacturean excellent means of stirring them up against the French, as without wool they could do nothing.
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  • People brought up against her the debts and expenditure due to her belief in the inexhaustible resources of France; and hatred became definite when she was suspected of trying to imitate her mother Maria lheresa and play the part of ruler, since her husband neglected his duty.
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  • was a fanatic for uniformity, civil and religious; the last thing he was likely to tolerate was a handful of eccentric recluses, who believed themselves to be in special touch with Heaven, and therefore might at any moment set their conscience up against the law.
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  • In 734 Ahaz became king of Judah, and Rezon (Rasun, Rezin), the king of Damascus at the time, came up against him; at the same time the Edomites and the Philistines revolted.
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  • Most of the chief figures of heroic saga had come up against them: Attila, Hildebrand, the Ostrogoth Theodoric (Dietrich von Bern).
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  • Student movements have always risen up against the religious and political status quo.
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  • Novelist Sean is up against a serious case of writer's block and a shock announcement from his " perfect " new girlfriend.
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  • antagonize any group too greatly, or they might soon be ganging up against me.
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  • Being pressed up against a smelly armpit is disgusting.
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  • boiler flue, crammed up against the porch, prevented contracts being exchanged on the house and substantially delayed its sale.
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  • bristles when he comes up against abrasive authority.
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  • In the 4th we came up against some fellow brits.
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  • checkerboard floor from an Ames Room illusion is propped up against a wall, destroying the perspectival deception.
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  • clematis plants up against the garage wall.
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  • He spoke up against America's persecution of suspected communists.
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  • Perhaps most chilling is the implication on the financial capability of other conscientious objectors to stand up against corporate tyranny.
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  • cornucopia of mainly goodies which brush up against each other, often in stimulating juxtapositions.
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  • The canal corridor up to its present terminus up against a dual carriageway runs through an industrail scene.
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  • Pay its claims auto coverage at up against very.
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  • cushy number given he's up against Charlie the Elephant.
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  • Still - I was there in the ditch, up against a tree, with a severely dented backside.
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  • They run up against the DIY ethos which has to do with not having institutions.
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  • I hope talk is xmas No 1. Its up against the crazy frog again!
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  • He had in fact stepped onto a steel girder pushed up against the rung of the ladder.
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  • He will be up against such heavyweights as Michael Parkinson and Des O'Connor.
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  • howling with rage like an animal he leaped at a weapon propped up against the wall of the cave.
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  • hunched up against the cutting cold in our tiny sleeping bags, we try to get to sleep.
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  • The till is thought to have been deposited from sea ice pushed up against the coast during an early glacial event.
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  • And Vieira has just been fined £ 2,300 for speaking up against the blatant injustice.
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  • Hold the film up against the window to see the tooth marks, use a hand lens magnifier to see in more detail.
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  • The Prussian constitutional conflict was the last time the class struggle of the German bourgeoisie flared up against the feudal monarchy.
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  • Also young Simon Cole had a good game in goal, he certainly was n't overawed to be up against some expensive players.
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  • Suddenly your MA or MSc seems rather paltry as you contemplate the competition you're up against in getting a job.
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  • The " Young Turk " party will run up against this elementary fact of capitalist political economy and hard reality.
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  • The Review was set up against a background of negative publicity against social work staff following several high profile abuse cases.
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  • Due to the way it is now pointing, you'll get a little jet of white pus that shoots up against your fingernail.
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  • never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones.
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  • He also carried a revolver, presumably in case we came up against anyone who didn't smoke!
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  • Hold them up against your eyelids to check whether they need shortening.
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  • slink about like an alley cat, rubbing himself up against people.
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  • squished up against the vertical LH line.
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  • This clash could also see Harlequins Tyrone Smith line up against club teammate, Rob Purdham.
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  • The second telling was fast, throwaway and unembellished, as Pickering was up against competition from many other tellers.
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  • The glass marble was forced up against a rubber washer by the pressure of the gas in the drink, making a tight seal.
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  • After the expulsion of the duke of Athens in 1343, and the great plague of 1348, the Florentine proletariate rose up against the merchant princes.
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  • At the first synod of Sirmium he won a dialectic victory over the homoiousian bishops, Basilius and Eustathius, who sought in consequence to stir up against him the enmity of Caesar Gallus.
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  • But Thou, 0 Lord, will cast them down and root out their seed from the land, when a man not of our race (Pompey) rises up against them Behold, 0 Lord, and raise up their king the Son of David at the time that Thou hast appointed, to reign over Israel Thy servant; and gird him with strength to crush unjust rulers; to cleanse Jerusalem from the heathen that tread it under foot, to cast out sinners from Thy 1 In Sibyll.
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  • She rejected with resolute dignity the intercession of French envoys for the life of the queen-dowager of France; she allowed the sentence of death to be proclaimed and welcomed with bonfires and bellringing throughout the length of England; she yielded a respite of twelve days to the pleading of the French ambassador, and had a charge trumped up against him of participation in a conspiracy against her life; at length, on the 1st of February 1587, she signed the death-warrant, and then made her secretaries write word to Paulet of her displeasure that in all this time he should not of himself have found out some way to shorten the life of his prisoner, as in duty bound by his oath, and thus relieve her singularly tender conscience from the guilt of bloodshed.
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  • The chief event of his reign was the incursion of Egypt under Sheshonk (Shishak) I., who came up against Judah and despoiled the temple about 930 B.C. (see Egypt, History, § " Deltaic Dynasties").
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  • Or have we already come up against the French?
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  • All Rostov's cards were beaten and he had eight hundred rubles scored up against him.
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  • Don't catch up against it!
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  • Never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones.
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  • He also carried a revolver, presumably in case we came up against anyone who did n't smoke !
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  • He was a friendly, gregarious soul, who used to slink about like an alley cat, rubbing himself up against people.
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  • The amazing grace snugly up against spongy modeling material.
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  • A few things: (1) on your homepage, the text is squished up against the vertical LH line.
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  • Similar cushions have been added at the stern shelf and there is a further seating area up against the wheelhouse bulkhead.
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  • Some models are designed to fit right up against the wall, while others must be placed 8-12 inches away from the wall if they will also be used as a pullout bed.
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  • Another common trait is the way that cats rub up against people and objects to leave their scent and mark their territory.
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  • She weaves her way around their ankles and rubs up against them; perhaps she's also calling out loudly and doing so with irritating frequency.
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  • This allows the user to sit with her back pressed firmly up against the surface of the chair, with all areas of the back supported.
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  • One or two leaves can be dropped down so that the table can be pushed right up against the wall.
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  • A contact allergy means that your child has brushed up against something that causes a reaction.
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  • You'll be able to tell immediately when you hold a swatch up against your room whether or not it will work.
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  • The deep green up against dark brown eyes is a surprisingly wonderful effect and it will look absolutely gorgeous with your tanned skin try it and see what you think!
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  • Does your knowledge stack up against your fashion-loving claims?
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  • Website articles are more important for lesser-known titles. "Reviews are then neccessary for these titles so that people are aware of how they stack up against the competition.
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  • It is a communal mentality, and the end results are really starting to stand up against more traditional products.
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  • It was a crazy week, but it was really cool to line up against many of my childhood idols."
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  • Though he beat his criminal charges, he hasn't been a stranger to the justice system as lawsuit after lawsuit pile up against him.
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  • Going up against seasoned designers Rami Kashou and Jillian Lewis, Christian Siriano maintained a cocky and confident attitude up until the season finale.
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  • Ultimately, they decided to bring formal charges up against the actress.
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  • Woods completed treatment for sexual addiction in February 2010, only to come up against allegations for using performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • Even if it seems as though you're up against stiff competition, you'll never have a chance if you don't try!
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  • We often referred to our own as "love sponges", because of the way they cuddle up against us, making as much bodily contact as possible.
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  • Be sure to learn about the growing habit and maximum mature height and width and plan accordingly when planting - you don't want a beautiful, 20 year old camelia crushed up against some other tree or plant.
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  • Normally, a south-facing location up against an existing shelter.
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  • Supporting Walls: The back side of your cold frame will normally be up against a wall, fence or hedge, so you only need enough material for three low supporting walls.
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  • You can utilize a miter saw, which has no blade tilt, prop the crown molding up against your fence and set the miter angle.
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  • The awning will retract, and roll itself up against the side of your house in seconds, and can unroll again just as easily.
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  • New production methods, known as vitrification, mean that tiles can be butted right up against one another for a seamless look.
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  • Make sure they are snugly fit up against each other with as small a crack in between as possible.
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  • The fit should be snug and your abs should be tensed up against the belt for the duration of the exercise.
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  • If you mulch your plants, make sure that the mulch is not right up against your plants.
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  • Leaving it loose will usually cause it to leak since it is not fitting tightly up against the face.
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  • Even if you have a scratch-resistant coating on your lenses, you can avoid creating deep gouges that coatings can't stand up against by keeping them in a case, whether it's just a soft pouch or a hard clamshell case.
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  • The durable thermoplastic frames are designed to hold up against both collisions or high impact and extreme temperatures.
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  • Read on to see what you are up against in your new game venture.
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  • How does it stack up against today's contenders?
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  • Developers are adding more realistic collisions and physics - linemen don't scrub up against each other like two man-sized blocks of concrete, but rather push limb against limb.
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  • In Metal Gear Solid 4, our erstwhile special-ops hero, Solid Snake, is now a grizzled veteran facing legions of bipedal robots - and doubtlessly, he also is up against a cadre of superpowered bad guys and the usual save-the-world situation.
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  • Rush him and press the X button to jump over him, being careful that you don't fall off the cliff or are backed up against a wall.
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  • If you may camp in windy conditions, be sure to select a cabin tent with heavy duty tent poles that have a wind rating high enough to hold up against the worst possible conditions you may find yourself camping in.
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  • How does it stack up against the competition?
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  • In a frank breech the baby's legs are folded up against its body.
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  • Jellyfish venom is delivered by barbs called nematocysts, which are located on the creature's tentacles and penetrate the skin of people who brush up against them.
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  • Using a flashlight pressed up against the skin of the cheek, the practitioner will look in the patient's open mouth.
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  • Rocking or walking around with the baby held up against the shoulder can sometimes soothe the infant.
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  • If you're wondering how these children stack up against peers in a traditional environment, the following statistics will show where and how they succeed.
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  • This means that you may be up against more competition for the same assignments if you choose to start this type of business.
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  • Fold the strip up against the pentagon, and crease the fold.
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  • Wrap your arms around the upper section of the ball with your stomach up against the ball.
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  • First of all, you can see the penitentiary all lit up against the night sky, backed by a gorgeous San Francisco Bay sunset.
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  • This will cause the goldfish to rub up against the tank or objects inside the tank in an effort to dislodge the parasite.
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  • This one holds up against pilling, and dries fast, too!
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  • They allow the surfer to move about freely and protect him from skin irritation that may occur because of brushing up against the surfboard while paddling through the water.
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  • In fact, even the best-made suit can have a hard time holding up against the forces of water and enthusiastic play -- and truth be told, sometimes things just break.
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  • Some purchasers believe the pressed wood used to construct the set isn't sturdy enough to keep children from crashing into the table as they lean up against it to reach for a train.
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  • Don't plan to push it up against the wall while she is playing with it either; it is four sided.
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  • Where did this company come from, and how does it stack up against the competition in such a fierce field as health and sports supplements?
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  • He wants to know what he's up against in any given situation.
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  • After the birthday girl goes, draw names from a hat to choose which two members go up against each other next, and so forth.
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  • He leaned up against Lama Zopa just like Lama Yeshe had after his stroke.
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  • You don't even have to take the shoe off to adjust the heel height, so whether you're sitting at your desk, propping up against the wall-it doesn't matter.
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  • I wasn't up against anyone else, so if I didn't get it, it was entirely my own fault, which was pretty scary, but it worked out well and I got to test with the lovely Grayson McCouch.
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  • Don't bump your new barbell up against your teeth.
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  • This can be a great way to buy pocket watches, however this needs to be weighed up against obvious potential drawbacks.
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  • You will want to practice while holding yourself up against a wall, a dance bar, or a fellow cheerleader.
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  • However, Primerica life insurance, for the cost of the product and the end result of the policy that you hold, stands up against many other insurance policies that make similar claims.
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  • If you can't find a liquid bra in the stores anymore, it may be because of all the women who accidentally brushed up against something sharp and burst open the bra, sending liquid all over their blouse.
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  • However, it may just give you the perfect excuse to snuggle up against that special someone.
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  • Lesser brands may not hold up as long or offer the same sort of peace of mind, knowing they'll stand up against the test of time and offer comfort hour after hour.
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  • Quilted robes are a nice way to bundle up against the cold, particularly when combined with flannel and thick cotton.
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  • Lauren broke up with Jason and then went up against the New York chosen intern just to keep competitive in her job.
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  • They're outspoken professionals who aren't afraid to speak their minds, cut contestants they don't like, and go up against each other when they disagree.
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  • He was known for his proclivity for playing the game naked, and cast member Sue Hawk alleged he brushed up against her while naked during a challenge.
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  • I also would be really excited to see how I stack up against the best players, and would be thrilled to be responsible for evicting some houseguests I don't like.
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  • Bale does an excellent job, though, much better than George Clooney, but with such seasoned veterans on screen with him, he had quite a lot of talent to stand up against.
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  • Raptors were scouting ships that sometimes helped Vipers out when they came up against larger targets.
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  • Kill off lice: Unexpected but true - lice eggs, lice and nits stand no chance when up against a healthy application of lavender essential oil.
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  • YouthWEB Online: A recruiting center for young online leaders who want to stand up against online bias, bigotry and prejudice.
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  • For example, if you like one color scheme but feel that the link color is too light to show up against the background, you can easily go in and darken that one as much as necessary without compromising the overall appearance.
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  • While the feature tour of Cute FTP Lite seems fairly complete, it starts to show the "lite" when it is stacked up against GlobalScape's other programs like Cute FTP Home and Pro.
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