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  • He evidently thinks that the times have not changed for the better - what with the frequency with which the devil is invoked in modern France, and the sinful expenditure common in the matter of embroidered silk coats.
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  • Normally, she felt privileged that he still gave her the time of day, what with the way he'd turned out—formed like a Greek god with hazel eyes so pretty their boss swooned every time she spoke to him.
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  • feel a bit guilty, what with some of you traveling 600 odd miles and me traveling 10 minutes.
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  • It should be remembered that what with the known timidity of his colleagues, and what with the strength and violence of the Russian party in England, his achievement at Berlin was like the reclamation of butter from a dog's mouth; as Prince Bismarck understood in acknowledging Disraeli's gifts of statesmanship. It should also be remembered, when his Eastern policy in 1876-1878 is denounced as malign and a failure, that it was never carried out.
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  • She didn't realize her natural effect on men, what with the sultry sway of her hips and ass and her large, dark eyes.
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  • I was starting to get a bit frustrated what with the amount of time I have been out of work.
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  • So, what with the recent hoo-ha about ballet performed to a recorded soundtrack, is this another scandal?
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  • That over could prove pivotal, what with the moral victory England took from it.
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  • It's a miracle anyone survives past puberty, what with all these global crises.
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  • We could almost have been in a French seafood restaurant in Brittany, what with the wonderful array of fresh shellfish on display.
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  • Mind you, the Brits canât sound too sanctimonious, what with any number of olde worlde English nostalgia in recent years.
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  • skint at the mo - what with all that drinking I did over Christmas.
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  • The Tories don't exactly, ahem, inspire confidence, what with their leadership struggles and slightly snotty public image.
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  • such stinkers as for example what with a visit.
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  • Alas! what with foddering the cattle and tending the store, we are kept from school too long, and our education is sadly neglected.
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  • It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
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  • The place was a long way off, and while they were judging, what with one thing and another, filling in the papers all in due form--the authorities I mean--time passed.
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  • Might get myself some walking boots but am pretty skint at the mo - what with all that drinking I did over Christmas.
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  • The Tories do n't exactly, ahem, inspire confidence, what with their leadership struggles and slightly snotty public image.
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  • De Boer was the obvious choice in goal, what with De Boer out with a sprained wrist.
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  • Such stinkers as for example what with a visit.
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  • Christie Brinkley has been having a rough go of it lately, what with the story of her philandering husband making the press rounds.
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  • They may even be considered a bit campy, what with their tendency to really push the envelope in a no-holding-back sort of way.
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  • Your standard first person control scheme is here, what with the crouching, zooming, shooting, and lobbing grenades.
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  • The sound effects are perfectly fitting for a game of this caliber, what with the weak metallic clanking noises that the cars make when they collide.
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  • Things get considerably deeper, what with upgrades to your equipment, stand, and hiring extra help.
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  • Nowhere was this more evident than in party dresses, some of which echoed little girls' dresses of several previous eras, what with the short and poufy skirts and elaborate shoulders.
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  • It's not easy to simply jump into a soap opera - what with the intricate, complicated storylines, it can be a bit of a challenge keeping up if you aren't familiar with who's who!
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  • Besides, I don't do bikinis, what with my C-section scar and all.
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  • He feared the palace would go down with Death, what with the nonsense she was spouting about leaving.  He took in his best friend's features, uncertain whether becoming Death was a good thing or not.  Gabe looked the same, and hopefully, he wouldn't turn into the riddle-talking sociopath that preceded him.
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