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  • She was on the verge of crying again.

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  • She was on the verge of crying again.

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  • "I have to tell him everything!" she said on the verge of panic.

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  • Our clans are still on the verge of war.

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  • Was he on the verge of divulging his troubles?

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  • The last trees which struggle for existence on the verge of the tundras are crippled dwarfs and almost without branches, and trees a hundred years old are only a few feet high and a few inches through and thickly encrusted with lichens.'

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  • Katie maneuvered her sequined ball mask into place only to see her sister on the verge of disappearing in the masses of women in custom gowns and masks.

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  • She'd been on the verge of death for years.

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  • But he was not content with laying the foundations for the renovation of the Eternal City: he was the architect who rebuilt the papal monarchy, which the schism had reduced to the verge of dissolution.

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  • This became the standing type of an assertion which, while favoured by the church and on the very verge of dogma, was yet not a dogma 3 - till the definition came through Pius IX.

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  • Right now, she felt like she was on the verge of an important breakthrough with Gabriel.

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  • Right now, she felt like she was on the verge of an important breakthrough with Gabriel.

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  • I've got an army of bored assassins on the verge of killing off the wrong souls.

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  • Her mind was too busy, and she felt as if she hovered on the verge of a mental breakdown.

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  • While Claire and the Deans were unnerved, poor Effie looked on the verge of fainting.

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  • found the country on the verge of revolution; but the wisdom of the new monarch saved the situation and won back the Magyars.

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  • She ground her teeth, on the verge of throwing her cup at the wall before her.

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  • She'd been on the verge of dying, discussing how her impending death forced her to decide whether she wanted to live or mourn.

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  • Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened … He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.

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  • She ground her teeth, on the verge of throwing her cup at the wall before her.

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  • The personification of wisdom reaches almost the verge of hypostasis: in Job xxviii.

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  • Her foreign policy was flighty to the verge of foolishness.

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  • At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.

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  • Gian Galeazzo, partly by force and partly by intrigue, discredited these minor despots, pushed his dominion to the very verge of Venice, and, having subjected Lombardy to his sway, proceeded to attack Tuscany.

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  • The rocks on the verge of the Kisumu province of East Africa are mainly volcanic (basalt, tuff, lava, kenyte).

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  • He eased into her body at first then made love to her hungrily, relentlessly pushing her deeper into the haze of pleasure and desire, until she arched beneath him, her body on the verge of shattering.

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  • She stood out of his way, barely able to care for a child and at a loss as to what to do with a boy on the verge of becoming a teenager.

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  • But the Army of the Tennessee had been on the verge of annihilation on the evening of the first day, and Grant's leadership throughout was by no means equal to the emergency, though he displayed his usual personal bravery and resolution.

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  • He eased into her body at first then made love to her hungrily, relentlessly pushing her deeper into the haze of pleasure and desire, until she arched beneath him, her body on the verge of shattering.

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  • For a year he relinquished himself to her endearments, and when he determined to leave, she instructed him how to sail to the land of shades which lay on the verge of the ocean stream, in order to learn his fate from the prophet Teiresias.

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  • During the war in Italy he is several times on the verge of destruction and each time is saved in an unexpected manner.

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  • interfered with the progress of the war, and the crushing defeat of Kunersdorf (August 12, 17 59) at last brought Frederick to the verge of ruin.

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  • Even as the minister of a constitutional monarch his intolerance of interference or joint authority, his temper at once imperious and intriguing, his inveterate inclination towards brigue, that is to say, underhand rivalry and caballing for power and place, showed themselves unfavourably; and his constant tendency to inflame the aggressive and chauvinist spirit of his country neglected fact, was not based on any just estimate of the relative power and interests of France, and led his country more than once to the verge of a great calamity.

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  • Even on the verge of her death, she would not let loose the creature within her.

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  • Three ships were sent out under letters of marque commanded by David, Lewis and Thomas Kirke, and Quebec, already on the verge of starvation, was compelled to surrender (1629).

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

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  • This incident provoked the wildest indignation, and Russia was for some days on the verge of war with England.

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  • Three ships were sent out under letters of marque commanded by David, Lewis and Thomas Kirke, and Quebec, already on the verge of starvation, was compelled to surrender (1629).

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  • He returned in the autumn to find England on the verge of civil war.

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  • He didn't know if she hadn't had time to fix her wound or didn't know how; the wound was on the verge of becoming infected.

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  • But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.

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  • south-east, on the verge of Haddingtonshire, is Carberry Hill, where Mary surrendered to the lords of the Congregation in 1567, the spot being still known as Queen Mary's Mount.

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  • In truth, owing to its isolated position on the very verge of Italy, and to its close connexion with the East, Venetian architecture was an independent development.

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  • Thus he came at length to stand on the verge of the Indian Ocean; " gazing upon it," a writer has said, " with as much delight as Balboa, when he crossed the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific."

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  • In this way In Memoriam was dragged back from the very verge of destruction, and could be published, in its original anonymous form, in May 1850.

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  • The France that he plunged into with such impetuosity was upon the verge of anarchy.

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  • Devout and mystical to an almost morbid degree, hating revolution and distrusting Liberalism, he was a confirmed pessimist, yet he had many noble qualities: he was brave to the verge of foolhardiness, devoted to his country, and ready to risk his crown to free Italy from the foreigner.

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  • She sucked in deep breaths, on the verge of hysterics after the freaky trip from cliff to spaceship.

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  • He not only re-established the Prussian legation to the Vatican, suppressed since 1874, and omitted from the imperial message to the Reichstag (17th November 1881) all reference to King Humberts visit to Vienna, but took occasion on the n9th of November to refer to Italy as a country tottering on the verge of revolution, and opened in the German semi-official press ~ campaign in favor of an international guarantee for the independence of the papacy.

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  • Commercial warfare failed, the Embargo was repealed, and Jefferson, having entangled foreign relations and brought the country to the verge of civil war, retired to private life, leaving to his successor Madison, and to Gallatin, the task of extricating the nation from its difficulties.

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  • There were six students around five-years-old and an older boy on the verge of puberty sitting around a beautiful blond, who was reading a book out loud.

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  • At the verge of the rock on the western side is the old baronial castle, erected by King John in 1185, which was the residence of the bishops till the 14th century.

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  • The delusion was dissipated slowly, and even after the great Tatar invasion and devastation of eastern Europe its effects still influenced the mind of Christendom and caused popes and kings to send missions to the Tatar hordes with a lingering feeling that their khans, if not already Christians, were at least always on the verge of conversion.

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  • In Natal practically the whole of the available defence force was swallowed up by the steady success of the invasion; on the western frontier two British towns were isolated and besieged; and Boer commandos were on the point of invading Cape Colony, where the Dutch population seemed on the verge of rebellion.

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  • From those early days when a fond mother wrote of him as having been " truly converted to God," down to the verge of ninety years, he lived in the habitual contemplation of the unseen world, and regulated his private and public action by reference to a code higher than that of mere prudence or worldly wisdom.

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  • Both sides stood fast in the old positions up to the verge of the last and greatest battle.

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  • The totality of being may thus be conceived as a series of concentric circles, fading away towards the verge of non-existence, the force of the original Being in the outermost circle being a vanishing quantity.

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  • But he abused his omnipotent position, and his depredations frequently brought him to the verge of ruin.

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  • Despite heavy taxation, the state debt increased greatly; and the sending of a contingent to Russia in 1812 brought the state to the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • The peasantry are impoverished, and in many parts live on the verge of starvation for the greater part of the year.

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  • The demands of the tsar Alexander were for a time so exorbitant as to bring the powers at the congress of Vienna to the verge of war.

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  • In the middle of the 3rd century Mithraism seemed on the verge of becoming the universal religion.

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  • It is a Realism of the most uncompromising type, which by its reduction of individuals to accidents of one identical substance seems to tremble on the very verge of Spinozism.

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  • It is a Realism of the most uncompromising type, which by its reduction of individuals to accidents of one identical substance seems to tremble on the very verge of Spinozism.

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  • Her caution had its reward, for whatever she did was permanently gained, whereas her successor in his boundless zeal for reform brought his empire to the verge of a general rebellion.

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  • At the eastern verge of the vast group of buildings we find the novices' lodgings (L), with a third cloister near the novices' quarters and the original guest-house (M).

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  • At the eastern verge of the vast group of buildings we find the novices' lodgings (L), with a third cloister near the novices' quarters and the original guest-house (M).

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  • But this respite from trouble was ended by the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), which brought Silesia to the verge of ruin.

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  • At the time of his death he was on the verge of a controversy with Roger of Sicily.

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  • It has been found that by a particular treatment, in which the mixing of large quantities of vegetable colouring agents with the food plays an important part, the ordinary "canary yellow" may be intensified so as to verge upon a more or less brilliant flame colour.'

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  • On the upper verge of the pine forests, or in the scrubby vegetation just beyond, the following are not uncommon - black woodpecker (Picus martius), ring-ousel (Turdus torquatus), Bonelli's warbler (Phylloscopus Bonellii), crested tit (Parus cristatus), citril finch (Citrinella alpina), siskin (Chrysomitris spinus), crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), blackcock (Tetrao tetrix), and the alpine varieties of the marsh-tit (Parus palustris, borealis) and tree-creeper (Certhia familiaris, costae).

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  • After his marriage with the countess Elena Sizzo of Trent, he permitted the Irredentist agitation to carry the country to the verge of a.

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  • He took a less prominent part in political discussion,till the Eastern Question brought Great Britain to the verge of war with Russia, and his old energy flamed up afresh.

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  • After a brief period of prosperity, the Arabi rising, the riots at Alexandria, and the events generally which led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, followed by the losses incurred in the Sudan in the effort to prevent it falling into the hands of the Mahdi, brought Egypt once more to the verge of financial disaster.

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  • the whole kingdom was on the verge of dissolution.

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  • signed the manifesto justifying a war which was never formally declared and brought Denmark to the very verge of ruin.

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  • Portions of two towers are on the very verge of the rock.

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  • In1286-1289Scotland was on the verge of civil war.

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  • The whole country seemed on the verge of anarchy.

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  • After the arrival of Lord Dufferin as governor-general the incident known as the Panjdeh Scare brought Britain to the verge of war with Russia.

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  • The ornamentation of the older parts is simple to the verge of rudeness; and even the more elaborate later forms show no high development of workmanship. The baptistery contains five remarkable stone reliefs of the late 15th century.

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  • From the Spanish point of view the islands were on the extreme western verge of the national domain.

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  • The doctrines and practices of these sects clearly verge upon those obtaining in the third principal division of Indian sectarians which will now be considered.

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  • He was not only paradoxical to the verge of craziness, but intolerant to the verge of bigotry.

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  • 1° On the 3rd of May, after considerable discussion, the Lords decided upon the sentence, which was," That he should undergo fine and ransom of £40,000; that he should be imprisoned in the Tower during the king's pleasure; that he should be for ever incapable of any office, place or employment in the state or commonwealth; that he should never sit in parliament, or come within the verge of the court.

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  • This difference was finally smoothed over, and it was probably through his influence that Bacon received the much-desired permission to come within the verge of the court.

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  • virga, rod), one who carries a "verge" or staff of office.

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  • against their common foe, the Polish king; but when, in 1611, Basil was deposed by his own subjects and the whole tsardom seemed to be on the verge of dissolution, Sweden's policy towards Russia changed its character.

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  • In 1632 all Germany lay at the feet of Sweden; two years later a single disaster (N6rdlingen) brought her empire to the verge of ruin.

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  • It was only by a breach of his own constitution that he had been able to declare war against Russia (April 1788); the conspiracy of Anjala (July) had paralysed all military operations at the very opening of the campaign; and the sudden invasion of his western provinces by the Danes, almost simultaneously (September), seemed to bring him to the verge of ruin.

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  • This intervention caused great irritation amongst the Conservatives and dissentient Liberals, and the political situation on more than one occasion became so strained as to bring the country to the verge of armed revolution.

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  • We were on the verge of war before the Raid, and the Transvaal was on the verge of revolution.

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  • We find ourselves on the verge of a system of abstractions, or " attributes turned into entities," as barren as any excogitated in medieval times.

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  • Bohemia appeared to be on the verge of a revolution.

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  • In the end the policy of England prevailed; numerous difficulties, both great and small, were overcome by the conference; although on the verge of war, peace was maintained; and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg was placed upon the throne of Belgium.

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  • This is not an infrequent occurrence, and arises from the tendency on the part of manufacturers to make balances so extremely sensitive that they are on the verge of in - stability.

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  • After the capture of Charleston by the English, he rejoined Washington, and was selected by him as a special envoy to appeal to the king of France for supplies for the relief of the American armies, which had been brought by prolonged service and scanty pay to the verge of dissolution.

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  • The sandhills on the verge of the ocean are carpeted with creepers and the wild convolvulus.

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  • The old king very naturally preferred to keep his dominions united under his own immediate government, but he had designated his eldest sonas his successor in England and Normandy, while Richard was to have his mothers heritage of Aquitaine, and Geoffreys wifes dowry, the duchy of Brittany, was due to him, now that he had reached the verge of manhood.

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  • This brought the regent Charles and his counsellors to the verge of despair; they yielded, and on the 8th of May 1360, signed an ~~J agreement at Brtigny near Chartres, by which nearly all King Edwards demands were granted.

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  • He was a pious young man, simple to the Cbaracter verge of imbecility; a little later he developed actual henry vi.

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  • He allowed it to proceed to the verge of execution, and then arrested both the false and the true Plantagenet.

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  • Lord Derbys resignation was everywhere regarded as a proof that Great Britain was on the verge of war.

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  • His policy had brought Great Britain tothe verge of disaster in Afghanistan: the credit of reasserting the superiority of British arms was deferred till his successors had taken office.

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  • Hence it consists (1) partly of ranges, mostly snow-capped, which stretch from south-west to north-east, and which in several cases terminate en echelon on the verge of the desert, and (2) partly of ranges which strike away from the above at various angles, but in a predominantly north-western direction.

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  • East Turkestan contains several minerals, such as gold, mined to a very small extent in the Kuen-lun Mountains; lead found in the country west of Kashgar and once worked in the Kuruk-tagh, and copper and petroleum near Kashgar; coal exists in abundance in the Kulja valley and is found at Ak-su, Korla, Kara-shahr, Turfan and Hami on the northern verge of the deserts.

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  • The finances were in the last distress; the anti-religious policy of the government kept many departments on the verge of revolt; and commerce was almost suspended by the decay of roads and the increase of bandits.

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  • They also founded the university of Erlangen, the undertakings bringing the court to the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • In 1445-1446, again, Dom Henry renewed his earlier attempts (which had failed in 1424-1425) to purchase or seize the Canaries for Portugal; by these he brought his country to the verge of war with Castile; but the home government refused to support him, and the project was again abandoned.

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  • The cumulative effect of these acts was practically to annihilate the woollen manufacture in Ireland and to reduce whole districts and towns, in which thousands of persons were directly or indirectly supported by the industry, to the last verge of poverty.

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  • In 1770 he came to the verge of war with England over the Falkland Islands.

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  • The father, though enlightened, had been a thorough despot; the son was sluggish and stupid to the verge of imbecility, but the despotism remained.

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  • Its position " on the dangerous verge of two contending empires," Parthia and 12 On a possible restoration under the name of " Antioch on the Callirrhoe " see above.

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  • At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.

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  • Was he on the verge of divulging his troubles?

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  • "I have to tell him everything!" she said on the verge of panic.

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  • She'd been on the verge of dying, discussing how her impending death forced her to decide whether she wanted to live or mourn.

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  • Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened … He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.

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  • She'd been on the verge of death for years.

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  • I've got an army of bored assassins on the verge of killing off the wrong souls.

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  • There were six students around five-years-old and an older boy on the verge of puberty sitting around a beautiful blond, who was reading a book out loud.

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  • The Council had been on the verge of splitting for years, severing the effectiveness of their ability to combat Darkyn's demons.

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  • That it emerged now, when the Council was on the verge of disintegrating, couldn't be a coincidence.

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  • Katie maneuvered her sequined ball mask into place only to see her sister on the verge of disappearing in the masses of women in custom gowns and masks.

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  • She stood out of his way, barely able to care for a child and at a loss as to what to do with a boy on the verge of becoming a teenager.

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  • She sucked in deep breaths, on the verge of hysterics after the freaky trip from cliff to spaceship.

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  • Her mind was too busy, and she felt as if she hovered on the verge of a mental breakdown.

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  • Our clans are still on the verge of war.

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  • While Claire and the Deans were unnerved, poor Effie looked on the verge of fainting.

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  • He didn't know if she hadn't had time to fix her wound or didn't know how; the wound was on the verge of becoming infected.

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  • Even on the verge of her death, she would not let loose the creature within her.

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  • His sex appeal was amplified by the dangerous edge; he was on the verge of snapping.

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  • For migratory species on the verge of stock collapse, we must now aim to maximize the potential to recover.

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  • amplifyhly amplified series of waves on the tarmac, easing out to the normal pattern above and below, on the grass verge.

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  • The scientist was on the verge of perfecting a special bodysuit, which he termed Polymer.

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  • Speedway was on the verge of collapse tho, and only eleven senior tracks remained after the post-war boom.

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  • Island Canaries and a few chaffinches were in some fields and along the roadside verge were some Small Blue butterflies.

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  • crash-lands on an ice planet whose population is on the verge of civil war.

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  • We explored the road verge north from the Falcon and then followed the track leading in to the old peat diggings.

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  • embody the spirit of a man on the verge of a great change with ease.

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  • endangered species, on the verge of extinct in Sri Lanka.

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  • However the invention of the verge escapement in Europe in the 14 th century led to a revolution in mechanical clocks.

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  • We had now won 20, drawn 13 and lost just 4 games in the league and were on the verge of promotion.

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  • The verge of a public highway is part of the highway.

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  • highway verge near my property which is making them unsightly, can you repair them?

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  • passerine passage continued to verge on the non-existent, but there was still plenty of interest today.

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  • quixotic air in the sportnever to the verge.

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  • He has been on the verge of working as a full-time film scriptwriter for several years.

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  • skid off to the grass verge.

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  • He manages to embody the spirit of a man on the verge of a great change with ease.

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  • But these eight songs still present 32 minutes of barely suppressed emotions on the verge of kindling.

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  • teeters on the verge of collapse.

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  • Even before the foot and mouth outbreak, thousands of small farmers were already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • Up and coming student, Peter Abelard, leads his teacher to the verge of a nervous breakdown with his philosophical tenets.

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  • Divided on Europe, rejected by the electorate, the Conservatives now totter on the verge of self-destruction over the euro.

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  • tottering on the verge of economic collapse.

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  • The grass in the verge is getting untidy As landlord, South Essex Homes will cut the grass outside council housing properties.

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  • verge of extinction over the past thirty years.

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  • verge of collapse; there is great unease among the people.

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  • verge of bankruptcy.

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  • verge of a breakthrough in understanding.

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  • verge of tears or laughter or both.

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  • verge of splitting apart because of linguistic differences.

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  • verge totally overgrown.

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  • Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii Summer 2002 was a disappointing year for Spotted Orchids on the local protected verge.

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  • For a wager he rode his horse to the extreme verge of the cliff.

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  • Poppy was put on a running tether to allow grazing on the narrow verge whilst I visited a feed store to buy some wormer.

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  • verge escapement.

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  • verge crossings which go to Hambleton DC and NYCC, tho many of them are also not agreed.

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  • verge cutting and pot holes.

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  • verge marker posts and snow poles required on both sides of the road?

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  • Some of the liquid covering a grass verge had also dried out during the summer causing asbestos fibers to be released into the air.

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  • People keep parking their cars on the highway verge near my property which is making them unsightly, can you repair them?

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  • There is limited parking on the wide road verge.

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  • At the verge of the rock on the western side is the old baronial castle, erected by King John in 1185, which was the residence of the bishops till the 14th century.

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  • Thus he came at length to stand on the verge of the Indian Ocean; " gazing upon it," a writer has said, " with as much delight as Balboa, when he crossed the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific."

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  • Gian Galeazzo, partly by force and partly by intrigue, discredited these minor despots, pushed his dominion to the very verge of Venice, and, having subjected Lombardy to his sway, proceeded to attack Tuscany.

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  • He not only re-established the Prussian legation to the Vatican, suppressed since 1874, and omitted from the imperial message to the Reichstag (17th November 1881) all reference to King Humberts visit to Vienna, but took occasion on the n9th of November to refer to Italy as a country tottering on the verge of revolution, and opened in the German semi-official press ~ campaign in favor of an international guarantee for the independence of the papacy.

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  • south-east, on the verge of Haddingtonshire, is Carberry Hill, where Mary surrendered to the lords of the Congregation in 1567, the spot being still known as Queen Mary's Mount.

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  • The peasantry are impoverished, and in many parts live on the verge of starvation for the greater part of the year.

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  • The demands of the tsar Alexander were for a time so exorbitant as to bring the powers at the congress of Vienna to the verge of war.

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  • Abathur sits on the farthest verge of the world of light that lies towards the lower regions, and weighs in his balance the deeds of the departed spirits who ascend to him.

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  • In truth, owing to its isolated position on the very verge of Italy, and to its close connexion with the East, Venetian architecture was an independent development.

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  • Commercial warfare failed, the Embargo was repealed, and Jefferson, having entangled foreign relations and brought the country to the verge of civil war, retired to private life, leaving to his successor Madison, and to Gallatin, the task of extricating the nation from its difficulties.

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  • Her caution had its reward, for whatever she did was permanently gained, whereas her successor in his boundless zeal for reform brought his empire to the verge of a general rebellion.

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  • The personification of wisdom reaches almost the verge of hypostasis: in Job xxviii.

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  • interfered with the progress of the war, and the crushing defeat of Kunersdorf (August 12, 17 59) at last brought Frederick to the verge of ruin.

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  • The last trees which struggle for existence on the verge of the tundras are crippled dwarfs and almost without branches, and trees a hundred years old are only a few feet high and a few inches through and thickly encrusted with lichens.'

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  • In the middle of the 3rd century Mithraism seemed on the verge of becoming the universal religion.

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  • found the country on the verge of revolution; but the wisdom of the new monarch saved the situation and won back the Magyars.

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  • In Natal practically the whole of the available defence force was swallowed up by the steady success of the invasion; on the western frontier two British towns were isolated and besieged; and Boer commandos were on the point of invading Cape Colony, where the Dutch population seemed on the verge of rebellion.

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  • The younger Dionysius came back and from his island fortress again oppressed the citizens; the plight of the city, torn by faction and conflicts and plundered by foreign troops, was so utterly wretched that all Greek life seemed on the verge of extinction (Plato, Epist.

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

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  • But he abused his omnipotent position, and his depredations frequently brought him to the verge of ruin.

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  • But the Army of the Tennessee had been on the verge of annihilation on the evening of the first day, and Grant's leadership throughout was by no means equal to the emergency, though he displayed his usual personal bravery and resolution.

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  • Her foreign policy was flighty to the verge of foolishness.

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  • In this way In Memoriam was dragged back from the very verge of destruction, and could be published, in its original anonymous form, in May 1850.

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  • From those early days when a fond mother wrote of him as having been " truly converted to God," down to the verge of ninety years, he lived in the habitual contemplation of the unseen world, and regulated his private and public action by reference to a code higher than that of mere prudence or worldly wisdom.

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  • The France that he plunged into with such impetuosity was upon the verge of anarchy.

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  • The delusion was dissipated slowly, and even after the great Tatar invasion and devastation of eastern Europe its effects still influenced the mind of Christendom and caused popes and kings to send missions to the Tatar hordes with a lingering feeling that their khans, if not already Christians, were at least always on the verge of conversion.

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  • Devout and mystical to an almost morbid degree, hating revolution and distrusting Liberalism, he was a confirmed pessimist, yet he had many noble qualities: he was brave to the verge of foolhardiness, devoted to his country, and ready to risk his crown to free Italy from the foreigner.

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  • The rocks on the verge of the Kisumu province of East Africa are mainly volcanic (basalt, tuff, lava, kenyte).

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  • The Danish rule had, during the centuries following the Reformation, gradually brought Iceland to the verge of economic ruin; the ancient Parliament of the island, which had degenerated to a mere shadow, had been abolished in 1800; all the revenue of Iceland went into the Danish treasury, and only very small sums were spent for the good of the island; but worst of all was the notorious monopoly which gave away the whole trade of Iceland to a single Danish trading company.

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  • This became the standing type of an assertion which, while favoured by the church and on the very verge of dogma, was yet not a dogma 3 - till the definition came through Pius IX.

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  • Both sides stood fast in the old positions up to the verge of the last and greatest battle.

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  • This incident provoked the wildest indignation, and Russia was for some days on the verge of war with England.

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  • Despite heavy taxation, the state debt increased greatly; and the sending of a contingent to Russia in 1812 brought the state to the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • He returned in the autumn to find England on the verge of civil war.

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  • The totality of being may thus be conceived as a series of concentric circles, fading away towards the verge of non-existence, the force of the original Being in the outermost circle being a vanishing quantity.

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  • Even as the minister of a constitutional monarch his intolerance of interference or joint authority, his temper at once imperious and intriguing, his inveterate inclination towards brigue, that is to say, underhand rivalry and caballing for power and place, showed themselves unfavourably; and his constant tendency to inflame the aggressive and chauvinist spirit of his country neglected fact, was not based on any just estimate of the relative power and interests of France, and led his country more than once to the verge of a great calamity.

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  • Beyond the cloister, at the extreme verge of the convent area to the south, stands the "factory" (Z), containing workshops for shoemakers, saddlers (or shoemakers, sellarii), cutlers and grinders, trencher-makers, tanners, curriers, fullers, smiths and goldsmiths, with their dwellings in the rear.

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  • For a year he relinquished himself to her endearments, and when he determined to leave, she instructed him how to sail to the land of shades which lay on the verge of the ocean stream, in order to learn his fate from the prophet Teiresias.

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  • Davis was a man of scholarly tastes, an orator of unusual ability and great eloquence, tireless and fearless in fighting political battles, but impulsive to the verge of rashness, impractical, tactless and autocratic. He wrote an elaborate political work entitled The War of Ormuzd and Ahriman in the Ninteenth Century (1853), in which he combated the southern contention that slavery was a divine institution.

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  • But he was not content with laying the foundations for the renovation of the Eternal City: he was the architect who rebuilt the papal monarchy, which the schism had reduced to the verge of dissolution.

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  • But this respite from trouble was ended by the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), which brought Silesia to the verge of ruin.

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  • At the time of his death he was on the verge of a controversy with Roger of Sicily.

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  • It has been found that by a particular treatment, in which the mixing of large quantities of vegetable colouring agents with the food plays an important part, the ordinary "canary yellow" may be intensified so as to verge upon a more or less brilliant flame colour.'

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  • On the upper verge of the pine forests, or in the scrubby vegetation just beyond, the following are not uncommon - black woodpecker (Picus martius), ring-ousel (Turdus torquatus), Bonelli's warbler (Phylloscopus Bonellii), crested tit (Parus cristatus), citril finch (Citrinella alpina), siskin (Chrysomitris spinus), crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), blackcock (Tetrao tetrix), and the alpine varieties of the marsh-tit (Parus palustris, borealis) and tree-creeper (Certhia familiaris, costae).

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  • After his marriage with the countess Elena Sizzo of Trent, he permitted the Irredentist agitation to carry the country to the verge of a.

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  • He took a less prominent part in political discussion,till the Eastern Question brought Great Britain to the verge of war with Russia, and his old energy flamed up afresh.

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  • After a brief period of prosperity, the Arabi rising, the riots at Alexandria, and the events generally which led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, followed by the losses incurred in the Sudan in the effort to prevent it falling into the hands of the Mahdi, brought Egypt once more to the verge of financial disaster.

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  • the whole kingdom was on the verge of dissolution.

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  • signed the manifesto justifying a war which was never formally declared and brought Denmark to the very verge of ruin.

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  • legacy he left to Russia: a principle of government which, under lofty pretensions, veiled a tyranny supported by spies and secret police; an uncertain succession; an army permeated by organized disaffection; an armed Poland, whose hunger for liberty the tsar had whetted but not satisfied; the quarrel with Turkey, with its alternative of war or humiliation for Russia; an educational system rotten with official hypocrisy; a Church in which conduct counted for nothing, orthodoxy and ceremonial observance for everything; economical and financial conditions scarce recovering from the verge of ruin; and lastly, that curse of Russia, - serfdom.

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  • Portions of two towers are on the very verge of the rock.

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  • In1286-1289Scotland was on the verge of civil war.

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  • The whole country seemed on the verge of anarchy.

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  • After the arrival of Lord Dufferin as governor-general the incident known as the Panjdeh Scare brought Britain to the verge of war with Russia.

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  • The ornamentation of the older parts is simple to the verge of rudeness; and even the more elaborate later forms show no high development of workmanship. The baptistery contains five remarkable stone reliefs of the late 15th century.

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  • From the Spanish point of view the islands were on the extreme western verge of the national domain.

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  • The doctrines and practices of these sects clearly verge upon those obtaining in the third principal division of Indian sectarians which will now be considered.

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  • He was not only paradoxical to the verge of craziness, but intolerant to the verge of bigotry.

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  • 1° On the 3rd of May, after considerable discussion, the Lords decided upon the sentence, which was," That he should undergo fine and ransom of £40,000; that he should be imprisoned in the Tower during the king's pleasure; that he should be for ever incapable of any office, place or employment in the state or commonwealth; that he should never sit in parliament, or come within the verge of the court.

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  • This difference was finally smoothed over, and it was probably through his influence that Bacon received the much-desired permission to come within the verge of the court.

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  • virga, rod), one who carries a "verge" or staff of office.

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  • against their common foe, the Polish king; but when, in 1611, Basil was deposed by his own subjects and the whole tsardom seemed to be on the verge of dissolution, Sweden's policy towards Russia changed its character.

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  • In 1632 all Germany lay at the feet of Sweden; two years later a single disaster (N6rdlingen) brought her empire to the verge of ruin.

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  • At the time of her abdication the state was on the verge of bankruptcy, and the financial difficulty had superinduced a serious political agitation.

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  • It was only by a breach of his own constitution that he had been able to declare war against Russia (April 1788); the conspiracy of Anjala (July) had paralysed all military operations at the very opening of the campaign; and the sudden invasion of his western provinces by the Danes, almost simultaneously (September), seemed to bring him to the verge of ruin.

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  • This intervention caused great irritation amongst the Conservatives and dissentient Liberals, and the political situation on more than one occasion became so strained as to bring the country to the verge of armed revolution.

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  • Comisene, the districts on the verge of the desert; (10) Hyrcania; (II) Astabene, with the royal town Asaac on the Attruck (see PARTHIA);

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  • We were on the verge of war before the Raid, and the Transvaal was on the verge of revolution.

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  • We find ourselves on the verge of a system of abstractions, or " attributes turned into entities," as barren as any excogitated in medieval times.

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  • Bohemia appeared to be on the verge of a revolution.

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  • In the end the policy of England prevailed; numerous difficulties, both great and small, were overcome by the conference; although on the verge of war, peace was maintained; and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg was placed upon the throne of Belgium.

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  • This is not an infrequent occurrence, and arises from the tendency on the part of manufacturers to make balances so extremely sensitive that they are on the verge of in - stability.

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  • After the capture of Charleston by the English, he rejoined Washington, and was selected by him as a special envoy to appeal to the king of France for supplies for the relief of the American armies, which had been brought by prolonged service and scanty pay to the verge of dissolution.

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  • The sandhills on the verge of the ocean are carpeted with creepers and the wild convolvulus.

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  • The old king very naturally preferred to keep his dominions united under his own immediate government, but he had designated his eldest sonas his successor in England and Normandy, while Richard was to have his mothers heritage of Aquitaine, and Geoffreys wifes dowry, the duchy of Brittany, was due to him, now that he had reached the verge of manhood.

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  • This brought the regent Charles and his counsellors to the verge of despair; they yielded, and on the 8th of May 1360, signed an ~~J agreement at Brtigny near Chartres, by which nearly all King Edwards demands were granted.

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  • He was a pious young man, simple to the Cbaracter verge of imbecility; a little later he developed actual henry vi.

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  • He allowed it to proceed to the verge of execution, and then arrested both the false and the true Plantagenet.

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  • Lord Derbys resignation was everywhere regarded as a proof that Great Britain was on the verge of war.

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  • His policy had brought Great Britain tothe verge of disaster in Afghanistan: the credit of reasserting the superiority of British arms was deferred till his successors had taken office.

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  • Hence it consists (1) partly of ranges, mostly snow-capped, which stretch from south-west to north-east, and which in several cases terminate en echelon on the verge of the desert, and (2) partly of ranges which strike away from the above at various angles, but in a predominantly north-western direction.

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  • East Turkestan contains several minerals, such as gold, mined to a very small extent in the Kuen-lun Mountains; lead found in the country west of Kashgar and once worked in the Kuruk-tagh, and copper and petroleum near Kashgar; coal exists in abundance in the Kulja valley and is found at Ak-su, Korla, Kara-shahr, Turfan and Hami on the northern verge of the deserts.

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  • The finances were in the last distress; the anti-religious policy of the government kept many departments on the verge of revolt; and commerce was almost suspended by the decay of roads and the increase of bandits.

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  • They also founded the university of Erlangen, the undertakings bringing the court to the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • In 1445-1446, again, Dom Henry renewed his earlier attempts (which had failed in 1424-1425) to purchase or seize the Canaries for Portugal; by these he brought his country to the verge of war with Castile; but the home government refused to support him, and the project was again abandoned.

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  • The cumulative effect of these acts was practically to annihilate the woollen manufacture in Ireland and to reduce whole districts and towns, in which thousands of persons were directly or indirectly supported by the industry, to the last verge of poverty.

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  • In 1770 he came to the verge of war with England over the Falkland Islands.

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  • The father, though enlightened, had been a thorough despot; the son was sluggish and stupid to the verge of imbecility, but the despotism remained.

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  • Its position " on the dangerous verge of two contending empires," Parthia and 12 On a possible restoration under the name of " Antioch on the Callirrhoe " see above.

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  • A quixotic air in the sportnever to the verge.

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  • But they seemed to be on the verge of rave culture there, more so than here then.

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  • He has been on the verge of working as a full-time film scriptwriter for several years.

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  • A naive acceleration run was also setup with too little run off forcing the car skid off to the grass verge.

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  • But these eight songs still present 32 minutes of barely suppressed emotions on the verge of kindling.

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  • In the 21st century, the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of collapse.

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  • Even before the foot and mouth outbreak, thousands of small farmers were already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • Up and coming student, Peter Abelard, leads his teacher to the verge of a nervous breakdown with his philosophical tenets.

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  • Due to a decrease in investment from abroad, these economies appear to be tottering on the verge of economic collapse.

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  • Divided on Europe, rejected by the electorate, the Conservatives now totter on the verge of self-destruction over the euro.

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  • The grass in the verge is getting untidy As landlord, South Essex Homes will cut the grass outside council housing properties.

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  • Against all odds, Manx Gaelic has clawed itself back from the verge of extinction over the past thirty years.

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  • The food scare has now brought the British beef market to the verge of collapse; there is great unease among the people.

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  • Doyle is a member at Benson 's Health Spa - an ailing gym on the verge of bankruptcy.

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  • We seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough in understanding.

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  • SCULLY is on the verge of tears or laughter or both.

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  • Belgium and Canada are on the verge of splitting apart because of linguistic differences.

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  • Mrs L Sharp Witton Road Grass and weeds from verge totally overgrown.

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  • Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii Summer 2002 was a disappointing year for Spotted Orchids on the local protected verge.

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  • For a wager he rode his horse to the extreme verge of the cliff.

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  • Poppy was put on a running tether to allow grazing on the narrow verge whilst I visited a feed store to buy some wormer.

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  • Like the Wells Cathedral clock, it originally used a foliot balance with a verge escapement.

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  • This is separate from the highway verge crossings which go to Hambleton DC and NYCC, tho many of them are also not agreed.

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  • He would also raise the matter of verge cutting and pot holes.

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  • Are verge marker posts and snow poles required on both sides of the road?

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  • Some of the liquid covering a grass verge had also dried out during the summer causing asbestos fibers to be released into the air.

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  • There is limited parking on the wide road verge.

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  • Her mouth is the verge of all repose; Her breast a smoothed-out viol tone; Her hand is an early rose.

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  • Park on the verge by the wire fence at its far end.

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  • This is an extreme measure that some clients may require, particularly if they are on the verge of bankruptcy, repossession, or foreclosure.

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  • For the next few years they lived on the verge of poverty as his mother struggled to make ends meet on a teacher's salary.

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  • Others were quoted as saying that she was behaving as though she was "on the verge of a nervous breakdown."

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  • Mad Men is a critically acclaimed drama that captures life in America during the 1960s, a simpler time in many ways but also on the verge of many changes.

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  • At 11, girls are considered tweens because they are on the verge of becoming teenagers and their interests are divided between childhood and teen concerns.

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  • If you get up to speed with the parts that could need replacement and learn where to buy the pieces quickly, you'll be better prepared to deal with glasses when they are broken or on the verge of breaking.

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  • It shows him on the verge of suicide as he jumps off the highest mountain in all of Olympus.

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  • The parent may have more questions relating to physical changes or developmental changes, because the baby is now on the verge of toddlerhood.

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  • Whether you've always wondered what it would be like to have extra long hair or are simply on the verge of growing out a medium length haircut, long haircuts still offer plenty style variation.

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  • While this technique will not work for all women and it will not work for any woman whose body is not on the verge of childbirth, many women report that this natural induction technique works.

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  • In most cases, these sites verge on the edge of legality.

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  • My girlfriend has totally changed after this and is even on the verge of breaking off our relationship which we had built slowly.

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  • I felt such sadness and longing as I described what I was seeing that I was on the verge of tears," he explains.

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  • Stay in shape in the city of indulgence by visiting the revamped fitness center on the fourth floor of the Verge Tower.

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  • In 1983 N.A.W.C. acquired the ailing Movado, a Swiss watch company with over 100 years of history that was on the verge of closing down.

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  • Some verge more on funky than frumpy, offering creative choices for those in less traditional industries.

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  • This is particularly true if the company is on the verge of bankruptcy or has already declared bankruptcy.

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  • If you have money to invest and want to own a business, it might be time to purchase a business on the verge of closing its doors.

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  • For example, strains may mean muscle tissue is on the verge of tearing, and a sprain may take a very long time to heal simply because tendons are made of tissue that is slow to repair itself.

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  • However, if you are fatigued, over-trained or on the verge of getting a cold, you might get an elevated heart rate.

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  • Healthy curves soon went out of style, but if the growing interest in enhancing underwear is any indication, they might be on the verge of a comeback.

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  • He left his baby daughter Natalie without a father, his wife without a husband, and he denied Joy Division the success they had strived for, and were on the verge of achieving.

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  • They were eventually taken to court by Wire's publishers in March 1995, just when Elastica were on the verge of releasing their debut album.

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  • The title and lyrics also can arguably imply a message of hope, however, with December being the last month of the year and on the verge of a fresh new start.

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  • Party hats and silly games are great for younger kids, but your teen is on the verge of adulthood, and as such, she doesn't want to be embarrassed by your attempts to keep her a kid.

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  • On the verge of her 35th birthday, Julie is working to face changes in her career and the fact that she still hasn't found the right relationship.

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  • His races vary considerably - the Outsiders verge on the unknowable other of earlier sci-fi, yet carry on a trade with the other sentient species.

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  • Kara is either in the brig or on the verge of being thrown there.

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