What little patience he had was waning fast.
It was hard to read his expression in the waning light.
The favour shown him by Marlborough did not deter Rivers from paying court to the Tories when it became evident that the Whig ascendancy was waning, and his appointment as constable of the Tower in 1710 on the recommendation of Harley and without Marlborough's knowledge was the first unmistakable intimation to the Whigs of their impending fall.
Several causes contributed to this, among them the waning of the power of Spain, an exclusive commercial policy, dishonest administration, hostilities with the Chinese, ravages of the Malay pirates, and the growth of Dutch commerce.
But since the re-establishment of the German empire in 1871 there has been, at least in intellectual circles, a certain waning of his popularity, the Germans of to-day realizing that Goethe more fully represents the aspirations of the nation.
After securing, the election of her husband to the throne by wholesale bribery she virtually took the government into her hands and restored the waning influence of the monarchy over the nobles.
From the close of the Thirty Years' War to the outbreak of the French Revolution the papacy suffered abroad waning political prestige; at home, progressive financial embarrassment accompanied by a series of inadequate governmental reforms; and in the world at large, gradual diminution of reverence for spiritual authority.
In post-Vedic literature soma is a regular name for the moon, which is regarded as being drunk up by the gods and so waning, till it is filled up again by the sun.
Blunt have visited and illustrated the district of Nejd, and described the waning glories of the Wahabi empire.
This Spaniard of waning charms, who had been neglected by her husband and insulted by Richelieu, now gave her indolent and full-blown person, together with absolute power, into the hands of the Sicilian.
The history of the papacy from 1590 to 1870 falls into four main periods: (i) 1590-1648; territorial expansion, definitely checked by the peace of Westphalia; (2) 1648-1789; waning prestige, financial embarrassments, futile reforms; (3) 1789-1814; revolution and Napoleonic reorganization; (4) 1814-1870; restoration and centralization.
Soon, however, Louis felt his power waning, and quitted Rome and Italy (1329).
In the 12th century the Matiere de France was waning, the Matiere de Bretagne waxing in popularity, and public opinion demanded that the central figure of the younger cycle (for whatever the date of the subject matter, as a literary cycle the Arthurian is the younger) should not be inferior in dignity and importance to that of the earlier.
a long robe, holding burning torches; later she becomes triformis, " triple-formed," with three bodies standing back to back - corresponding, according to those who regard her as a moongoddess, to the new, the full and the waning moon.
Thus it was, partly because the habit of acceptance of authority, waning but far from extirpated, dictated to the clinical observer what he should see; partly because the eye of the clinical observer lacked that special training which the habit and influence of experimental verification alone can give, that physicians, even acute and practised physicians, failed to see many and many a symptomatic series which went through its evolutions conspicuously enough, and needed for its appreciation no unknown aids or methods of research, nor any further advances of pathology.
When the struggle with France was renewed in May 1803, it became evident that as a war minister Addington was not a success; and when Pitt became openly hostile, the continued confidence of the king and of a majority in the House of Commons was not a sufficient counterpoise to the ministry's waning prestige.
Solar and lunar myths usually account for the observed phenomena of eclipse, waning and waxing, sunset, spots on the moon, and so forth by various mythical adventures of the animated heavenly beings.
They are Mahommedans; polygamy is practised only by the wealthier classes and is a waning institution.
Then after the battle of Leipzig he deserted the waning fortunes of the French emperor, and by a treaty made with Metternich at Fulda in November 1813 he secured the confirmation of his royal title and of his recent acquisitions of territory,.
It was precipitated by one of those fits of passion to which the king was prone; but the influence of Hubert had been for some time waning before that of Peter des Roches and his nephew Peter des Rievaux.
While Hungary now obtained complete independence, the new constitution of 1867, which applied only to the German and Slavic parts of the Habsburg empire, maintained the system of centralization and attempted to maintain the waning German influence.
I grieve that my waning strength prevents rejoicing in the sight of your most gracious presence.
The now waning group of Perissodactyla would appear to have originally been a northern one, as all the three existing families, rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae), tapirs (Tapiridae), and horses (Equidae), are well represented in the Tertiaries of both halves of the northern hemisphere.
To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
The exertions which he made to retrieve his waning influence proved too much for his strength, and in the autumn of 1891 he died suddenly at Brighton.
With Dean Church he may be said to have restored the waning influence of the Tractarian school, and he succeeded in popularizing the opinions which, in the hands of Pusey and Keble, had appealed to thinkers and scholars.
In 1738 the waning power of Walpole and the approaching war with Spain caused Forbes of Culloden to propose the raising of four or five highland regiments for foreign service.
In the Brahmana period they were distinguished as " deva " and " yama," the fourteen lucky asterisms being probably associated with the waxing, the fourteen unlucky with the waning moon.'
De Monts, now governor of Paris, was too busy to occupy himself in the waning fortunes of the colony, and left them entirely to his associate.
This spirited policy restored the waning prestige of the Hat party and firmly established their anti-Muscovite system.
The second period is marked by a complete waning of Slavonic influence, through the literary activity of the Greek hospodars.
One by one, the Fellowship characters come together in Rivendell, the home of the Elves whose time is waning in Middle Earth.
(21) In the meantime the power of Theodore in the country was rapidly waning.
He calmly interjected himself with more drugs to supplement his waning strength then stripped out of the heavier weapons, opting for a knife and small laser gun.
The first week after full, it is called waning gibbous.
The waning hemicycle is the yin side of the cycle.
The near absence of any mention of complex hunter-gatherers suggests that Mesolithic archeology's enthusiasm for this topic is waning.
limpid light to our waning head torches.
Over the Salem river, very close to the horizon, a waning moon, about 40% full, was rising.
A waxing moon will have the Part of Fortune on the Ascendant and a waning moon will put it on the Descendant.
Indeed, the cult of Freudian psychoanalysis is only slowly waning.
At the waxing sextile and the waning trine of every cycle, when Pluto returns to Scorpio, such a protracted aspect happens.
sullytead, it's just added another black stain to the already sullied reputation of the waning superpower.
wane plant flowers during a waning moon would not yield the best results.
wanewever, signs of its waning popularity have started to appear across the globe.
wanepan>Waning influence Callaghan was obliged to hold a general election, which was won by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party.
waneimagine a waning interest in contact is quite common.
waneth grain and fruit harvests have been gathered as we give thanks for our harvest and acknowledge the waning power of the Sun.
waneusing from their work in the waning light, farmers spoke quietly of American intentions.
wane now, my confidence in the British burger is quickly waning.
wanee zodiac worked as a symbolic calendar divided into twelve parts, like the of 12 moons waxing and waning in a year.
waneeir liver grows bigger at full moon, like the tides rise then fall with the waning of the moon.
Rome, however, had greater dangers to cope with than the indignant reproofs of her friends the monks, and the opposition Growth of of the bishops, who were displeased at the spectacle of their authority waning day by day.
Instead, it 's just added another black stain to the already sullied reputation of the waning superpower.
To plant flowers during a waning moon would not yield the best results.
However, signs of its waning popularity have started to appear across the globe.
Waning influence Callaghan was obliged to hold a general election, which was won by Margaret Thatcher 's Conservative Party.
I imagine a waning interest in contact is quite common.
Both grain and fruit harvests have been gathered as we give thanks for our harvest and acknowledge the waning power of the Sun.
Pausing from their work in the waning light, farmers spoke quietly of American intentions.
By now, my confidence in the British burger is quickly waning.
The zodiac worked as a symbolic calendar divided into twelve parts, like the of 12 moons waxing and waning in a year.
Their liver grows bigger at full moon, like the tides rise then fall with the waning of the moon.
The U2 can also be used for data storage and allows drag-and-drop file storage, a sadly waning feature on modern-day portable music players.
Crone: The waning moon symbolizes maturity, wisdom, peace and death.
Style: Is it a trendy item that's already showing signs of waning?
Whether its guns in school or the selling of drugs, there's no denying it -- teachers are on the frontlines of our waxing and waning crime rates.
In addition, game companies often use cheats to help stimulate waning interest in their products.
You can actually feel it in the air-crisp mornings, cool evenings, the sun waning lower and lower in the sky.
Symptoms that have a waning course with recurrences and worsen over time suggest a disease that destroys nerve cells.
JA is often characterized by a waxing and waning course, with flares separated by periods during which no symptoms are noted (remission).
The dolls, accessories and online adventures add to the appeal of this line of toys, but interest in the line appears to be waning.
Through Night's Fire - This calendar has additional information about waxing and waning of the moon.
Creating and maintaining a website is a relatively simple process and despite worries of waning viewing audiences, they can be enormously popular Internet destinations.
I don't think the audience is waning as much as the networks claim, but rather, the way watching soaps has changed, but the models for measuring those audiences has not.
Tattoos today are more common than ever before and show signs of increasing in popularity rather than waning interest.
Vintage watch markets tend to flux like the waxing and waning of the moon.
Scrapbooking is a hobby that has literally exploded in the last decade, and shows no signs of waning.
In Congress, toward the end of 2009 and January of 2010, the debate raged as to whether the healthcare reforms were truly the best for American people, especially amid waning popularity.
Towards the end of the 90s and in the early 2000s, the Smashing Pumpkins were waning.
Some perceived the band as belonging to the waning Manchester pop scene, and consequently achieved a reputation for being insincere charlatans.
As a model the high fashion opportunities are waning, so Julie seeks a way to move modeling career in a new direction without giving up being in front of the camera.
The biography of Ray J tells the story of a musician who managed to breathe new life into a waning career with a little help from Kim Kardashian and VH1.
Vietnamese resistance to French colonialism marked the apogee of insurgent peasant nationalism in confrontation with the waning power of European empires.
The triple moon goddess symbol is comprised of two crescent moons and a full moon to represent the three aspects of the goddess through the waxing and waning of the moon.
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