Whether we want to admit it or not, we all wish everyone would like us.
He needs you right now, whether he knows it or not.
I really don't know whether to finish him or not.
I was unsure whether my husband would actually come with me.
Whether or not you take my deal, I'll help her.
Whether or not you take my deal, I'll help her.
Unsure whether to move away from him or verbally fend him off, she did neither.
It was hard to tell whether the sarcasm had gone over his head or he simply wasn't amused.
There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.
Whether or not she tells him is the big question.
We have recently been experimenting with heat meters, to see whether the possibility of charging via their readings is viable.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
There is no way to determine whether a given attribute comes from the source or not.
However, none of the restrictions recommended here will give any problems whether it is used or not.
We are not sure whether the station has been demolished or still exists.
She had some money tucked away in a cookie jar in the kitchen and she intended to pay him something, whether he liked it or not.
To start off with, the film can't decide whether to be a comedy or an inept horror film.
Whether things in the future stay the same as they are today or change from what they are today, both are understood in terms of the current reality.
We wonder whether there are any performance gains in using threads.
She'd been on the verge of dying, discussing how her impending death forced her to decide whether she wanted to live or mourn.
One has to ask whether or not any of the major banks have implemented this system.
If he made a choice, she wanted it to be the choice he'd make whether or not she was there.
"And mama can't tell whether my face is dirty or not!" added the other childish voice, gleefully.
It was hard to say whether she would visit Alex, or whether he would even know who she was.
"Whether Dolokhov comes or not, we must seize it, eh?" said Denisov with a merry sparkle in his eyes.
Whenever any one asks me if she will understand this or that word I always reply: Never mind whether she understands each separate word of a sentence or not.
It was hard to tell whether he was trying to impress his sister or shock her.
He claimed he was giving her a choice the night before of whether she wanted to be with a sword-wielding maniac.
Whether it was the panic in my voice or my description of the facts, Jackson was beginning to realize the seriousness of what might be happening in his jurisdiction.
He had volunteered his help, and now he was going make his offer good... whether he wanted to or not.
She wondered again whether or not he had a harem elsewhere.
But he told me he'd give me a choice about whether or not I wanted to be with him, even though he's obligated by those laws.
But he told me he'd give me a choice about whether or not I wanted to be with him, even though he's obligated by those laws.
At the moment, she wasn't sure whether she found all his concern touching or insulting.
He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.
Whether it was Pumpkin's advice or the sunny day, Cynthia's mood lightened as they drove.
Carmen was always willing to listen, whether it was something happening at work or his plans about the wildlife safari.
Carmen was always willing to listen, whether it was something happening at work or his plans about the wildlife safari.
Aren't you the least bit concerned about whether they made it?
Even his lingering doubt about the real cost of her deals with Darkyn didn't extend to the question of whether or not he was meant to be with the woman in his arms.
Even his lingering doubt about the real cost of her deals with Darkyn didn't extend to the question of whether or not he was meant to be with the woman in his arms.
Compared to what preoccupied him, was it not a matter of indifference whether he lived with his wife or not?
She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust--but the expression on all the faces was identical.
Whether he had arranged things to work out this way or not, her resources had been cut seriously.
I always tried to find out what interested her most, and made that the starting-point for the new lesson, whether it had any bearing on the lesson I had planned to teach or not.
"Whether you like her or not isn't the problem," I said.
She can't make up her mind whether you're having an affair with me or hiding something.
Then I let her decide whether she will sew or knit or crochet.
Please tell me, Mr. Wizard, whether you called yourself Oz after this great country, or whether you believe my country is called Oz after you.
Whether it was wedding plans, baby names, or ways to kill her son, Dean didn't know.
Hey, you're a witness and I want your statement, whether you like it or not!
Several experiments were tried, to determine positively whether or not she had any perception of sound.
It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.
For some time he stood in silence considering whether he should follow him or go away.
I did not study nor analyze them--I did not know whether they were well written or not; I never thought about style or authorship.
But you are uncertain as to whether or not this is what you wish.
Let him tell you whether I have told the truth.
While talking to Princess Mary he continually looked round as if asking everyone whether he was doing the right thing.
The adjutant asked whether Napoleon wished the troops to cross it?
So whether you are rich or poor in the future, you will own this pan and get this benefit.
She started forward, then hesitated a moment, evidently debating within herself whether she would go or not.
Yes; for they eat of the dama-fruit, as we all do, and that keeps them from being seen by any eye, whether human or animal.
Whether he meant that his feelings for her were the same was unclear.
Whether it comes from the trees which have been heated by the sun, or from the water, I can never discover.
King Astyages did not know whether to be pleased or displeased.
She urged every one to speak to Helen naturally, to give her full sentences and intelligent ideas, never minding whether Helen understood or not.
It won't make any difference to you whether they are adopted or biological - not in how much you love them or how you treat them.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
Adraksin was in uniform, and whether as a result of the uniform or from some other cause Pierre saw before him quite a different man.
But whether Helen stays at home or makes visits in other parts of the country, her education is always under the immediate direction and exclusive control of her teacher.
But when Napoleon asked him whether the Russians thought they would beat Bonaparte or not, Lavrushka screwed up his eyes and considered.
Indeed, my friends and relatives sometimes doubted whether I could be taught.
The countess went up to her daughter and touched her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
Recalling the moment at the ambulance station when he had seen Kuragin, he could not now regain the feeling he then had, but was tormented by the question whether Kuragin was alive.
I know not whether it was the dumps or a budding ecstasy.
He tried to remember whether he had not done anything else that was foolish.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
He actually smiled, though it was so brief that she questioned whether she had imagined it.
Instead, you have to find small things over which to argue, like whether the capital gains tax should be raised.
It is hard to say whether or not Miss Keller's speech is easy to understand.
It's your decision whether or not you want to stay with me.
Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the thought that this man did not, and never would, know any of those who played a part in his story, or whether it was all these things together, something loosened Pierre's tongue.
Pierre could not afterwards remember how he went, whether it was far, or in which direction.
Pierre heard the French consulting whether to shoot them separately or two at a time.
The question of how to write to Nicholas, and whether she ought to write, tormented her.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
I do not know whether the end of the world has come or not.
Whether Dolgorukov and Weyrother, or Kutuzov, Langeron, and the others who did not approve of the plan of attack, were right--he did not know.
The governesses were discussing whether it was cheaper to live in Moscow or Odessa.
He muttered unceasingly, his eyebrows and lips twitching, and it was impossible to tell whether he understood what was going on around him or not.
What does it matter to you whether our homes are ruined or not?
He asked whether the Russians had not withdrawn, and was told that the enemy's fires were still in the same places.
I'll show them tomorrow whether I'm a boy.
But he fingered the money in his pocket and wondered whether it would seem ridiculous to give some to the drummer boy.
She stopped to wait for him, unsure whether to be happy about his presence or annoyed.
Whether he believed it or not, Lori was a threat to their relationship.
Great poetry, whether written in Greek or in English, needs no other interpreter than a responsive heart.
As for the religion and love of art of the builders, it is much the same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
Whether that was a good or bad thing she couldn't guess, and she didn't have time to ask.
She seemed to consider whether or not to answer.
He surprised me by asking whether I remembered the threefold aim of the order: (1) The preservation and study of the mystery.
As he went along he looked with pleasure at the year's splendid crop of corn, scrutinized the strips of ryefield which here and there were already being reaped, made his calculations as to the sowing and the harvest, and asked himself whether he had not forgotten any of the prince's orders.
Natasha was gazing at her, but seemed afraid and in doubt whether to say all she knew or not; she seemed to feel that before those luminous eyes which penetrated into the very depths of her heart, it was impossible not to tell the whole truth which she saw.
To the great regret of myself and of the whole army it is still uncertain whether he is alive or not.
You ask whether we shall spend next winter in Moscow.
"Whether we meet again or not..." and turning away hurriedly he entered the shed.
"Well, this was a figure of a cat," said Jim, "and she WENT down, anyhow, whether she climbed or crept."
What did it matter to anybody, and especially to him, whether or not they found out that their prisoner's name was Count Bezukhov?
That was why Petya had blushed and grown confused when Denisov asked him whether he could stay.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
Afterwards when one of the generals addressed Kutuzov asking whether he wished his caleche to be sent for, Kutuzov in answering unexpectedly gave a sob, being evidently greatly moved.
A quick telephone call to Jake Weller produced no further word on whether or not Fitzgerald had reported as summoned to Denver.
He liked trying to get a rise out of her, and he really did want to know where they stood in her mind and whether or not he had to worry about her running off to make more deals with Darkyn.
To- day will decide whether Richard or Henry shall be king of England.
Whether it is the notion of manufacturing meat or having the computer tell you what you should order at the restaurant, you may have cringed and thought, "Man, that's kind of creepy."
And read I did, whether I understood one word in ten or two words on a page.
Her sense of time is excellent, but whether it would have developed as a special faculty cannot be known, for she has had a watch since she was seven years old.
The Englishman nodded, but gave no indication whether he intended to accept this challenge or not.
She was expecting Prince Andrew any moment and twice that day sent a manservant to the Vozdvizhenka to ascertain whether he had come.
She was tormented by the insoluble question whether she loved Anatole or Prince Andrew.
In reply to the count's anxious inquiries as to why she was so dejected and whether anything had happened to her betrothed, she assured him that nothing had happened and asked him not to worry.
The horses, being drenched by the rain, all looked black whether chestnut or bay.
We will see how this might come to pass—but first, let's ask whether it must.
Some have questioned whether Friedman's thesis is 100 percent true, mentioning NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia as a potential exception.
I did not know whether they had come to sow a crop of winter rye, or some other kind of grain recently introduced from Iceland.
You must look for husbands for them whether you like it or not....
He went up to him, took his hand (a thing he never used to do), and drew it downwards as if wishing to ascertain whether it was firmly fixed on.
She took the liberty of inquiring whether it was long since Anatole had left Paris and how he had liked that city.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
It was Natasha, Sonya, and Petya, who had come to see whether they were getting up.
Dimmler had finished the piece but still sat softly running his fingers over the strings, evidently uncertain whether to stop or to play something else.
Whether they were playing the ring and string game or the ruble game or talking as now, Nicholas did not leave Sonya's side, and gazed at her with quite new eyes.
Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.
Princess Mary as she sat listening to the old men's talk and faultfinding, understood nothing of what she heard; she only wondered whether the guests had all observed her father's hostile attitude toward her.
"Natalya Ilynichna," Pierre began, dropping his eyes with a feeling of pity for her and loathing for the thing he had to do, "whether it is true or not should make no difference to you, because..."
He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.
The horse first, regardless of whether it was right or wrong to show fear, snorted, reared almost throwing the major, and galloped aside.
It seemed not to matter whether all or only half the things were left behind.
What does it matter whether it is St. Nicholas or St. Blasius?
The kitten looked at the horse thoughtfully, as if trying to decide whether he meant it or not.
But even as he spoke he began to doubt whether this was the corporal he knew or a stranger, so unlike himself did the corporal seem at that moment.
There again, it's hard to say whether they die from natural causes or attacks by predators.
It was hard to tell whether she would go through with contesting the will, or if she even could after so long.
Whether it was the personality or the fact that she was entering another stage was hard to tell.
It was hard to tell whether she would go through with contesting the will, or if she even could after so long.
In the past, success relied heavily on whether an entrepreneur could move an offline experience online better than someone else.
Books are the storehouse of language, and any child, whether deaf or not, if he has his attention attracted in any way to printed pages, must learn.
It was already dark, and Pierre could not make out whether the expression of Prince Andrew's face was angry or tender.
"Go, my dear fellow," he said to Ermolov, "and see whether something can't be done."
For instance, on the twenty-eighth it is suggested to him to cross to the Kaluga road, but just then an adjutant gallops up from Miloradovich asking whether he is to engage the French or retire.
The rest he had built in investments – other than what was in the special savings account drawing interest until he could decide whether to return it or accept the responsibility that went with it.
Whether there was someone else in her life at this point or she was alone was a mystery.
Whether he was trying to escape or attack Alex was unclear, but Alex reached the door at the same time the man did.
Whether that desire was conveyed by him or originated in her head was a mystery, but when he drew her into his arms, she was willing.
Whether there was someone else in her life at this point or she was alone was a mystery.
Whether he was trying to escape or attack Alex was unclear, but Alex reached the door at the same time the man did.
Or at least they will know the wise choice to make; whether they will choose it is another matter.
And turning to his men he directed a party to go on to the halting place arranged near the watchman's hut in the forest, and told the officer on the Kirghiz horse (who performed the duties of an adjutant) to go and find out where Dolokhov was and whether he would come that evening.
Give us a few days to learn what sort of laws you will make for us, and then we will say whether we can submit to them or not.
Whether you choose to live or to die, you will need my help.
The servants came out to meet them, and he asked where the old prince was and whether he was expected back soon.
Late in the evening, when Rostov was about to leave, he asked Denisov whether he had no commission for him.
He stopped at the threshold and asked in Russian whether Drubetskoy lived there.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
But in the secret depths of her soul the question whether her engagement to Boris was a jest or an important, binding promise tormented her.
He invited Prince Andrew to come and see them, and asked his daughter whether she was enjoying herself.
Pierre went up to his friend and, asking whether they were talking secrets, sat down beside them.
Prince Andrew, as if trying to remember whether he had something more to say, or waiting to see if Pierre would say anything, looked fixedly at him.
When he appeared at the door she grew flurried, evidently undecided whether to go to meet him or to wait till he came up.
The colonel of the Polish uhlans, a handsome old man, flushed and, fumbling in his speech from excitement, asked the aide-de-camp whether he would be permitted to swim the river with his uhlans instead of seeking a ford.
That day he did not see his father, who did not leave his room and admitted no one but Mademoiselle Bourienne and Tikhon, but asked several times whether his son had gone.
But the question whether the camp was advantageous or disadvantageous remained for him undecided.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
His coachman did not even ask whether he was to wait.
He had asked Pierre to find out whether he would be accepted in the hussars.
Prince Vasili sternly declaimed, looking round at his audience as if to inquire whether anyone had anything to say to the contrary.
Petya rode beside him, longing to look round to see whether or not the French were running after them, but not daring to.
To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
The question was no longer whether this was possible, but only which was the better match and how the matter would be regarded at court.
As had occurred before when she was present, Nicholas went up to her without waiting to be prompted by the governor's wife and not asking himself whether or not it was right and proper to address her here in church, and told her he had heard of her trouble and sympathized with his whole soul.
The beast wounded at Borodino was lying where the fleeing hunter had left him; but whether he was still alive, whether he was strong and merely lying low, the hunter did not know.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
Dolokhov said that he and his companion were trying to overtake their regiment, and addressing the company in general asked whether they knew anything of the 6th Regiment.
She hesitated for an instant whether to speak or not.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
Her greatest concern was whether she could manage such a large house on her own.
Whether her being in the picture will blow everything we're doing; I just don't know.
Yeah. No word yet on whether or not there are more.
She touched his lips, not knowing whether he was awake enough to know he had spoken aloud.
"But I make you wash it, every time I think of it," said the mother; "for it stands to reason your face is dirty, Ianu, whether I can see it or not."
An ongoing debate is whether a high amount of energy raises a nation or region's gross national product (GNP) or whether rising GNP increases the consumption of energy.
Whether you look at a single country over a span of time, or a group of countries at a specific point in history, the result is the same.
But the big question is whether these same economics would apply in a world one hundred times richer than we are right now.
They don't really worry about whether playing polo or building orphanages or any other chosen pursuit can pay the bills, because they don't need it to pay the bills.
Whether you are for the organic food movement or against it, for genetically modified crops or against them, for corporate farms or seed banks or raw food or anything else, is influenced significantly by your larger view of politics.
As the world grows richer, people will care more about how their food is made, how the animals are treated, whether the laborer who picked the food is paid a living wage.
I do not know whether the difference or the similarity in phrasing between the child's version and the woman's is the more remarkable.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
Frequently he would leave his dinner in the bushes, when his dog had caught a woodchuck by the way, and go back a mile and a half to dress it and leave it in the cellar of the house where he boarded, after deliberating first for half an hour whether he could not sink it in the pond safely till nightfall--loving to dwell long upon these themes.
It matters little comparatively whether the fields fill the farmer's barns.
Some consider blue "to be the color of pure water, whether liquid or solid."
The pond rises and falls, but whether regularly or not, and within what period, nobody knows, though, as usual, many pretend to know.
Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful, of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond;--a poor name from its commonness, whether derived from the remarkable purity of its waters or the color of its sands.
Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
The Tsar looked intently and observantly into Kutuzov's eye waiting to hear whether he would say anything more.
I only want to see whether you will let me win this ten, or beat it.
Pierre did not answer him and asked briefly whether his proposal would be accepted.
He distrusted the order and asked whether the samovar was really wanted.
Besides who can tell whether I saw anything or not? flashed through Sonya's mind.
They went away because for Russians there could be no question as to whether things would go well or ill under French rule in Moscow.
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
But in that case the question arises whether all the activity of the leaders serves as an expression of the people's will or only some part of it.
The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.
He didn't give her the reassurance she sought about whether or not they had a real future together, and she brokered a deal with the Dark One in a desperate attempt to ensure she had a chance with Gabriel.
He'd cave to Andre's advice and double-check with Darkyn about whether or not his mate owed the Dark One anything – formally or informally.
My offer is good whether you expire in three months or an eternity.
Whether I have three months or an eternity, I'm not going to stop fighting to live on my terms.
I mean happy, whether that's alone or not.
Whether or not you still care for me, you care for him.
She couldn't distinguish whether it was male or female.
Rhyn frowned, not sure whether he wanted the woman or not.
He'd claimed her, whether in a fit of jealous fury after hearing Kris's name or for some other purpose.
She was barely on her feet and debated whether or not she'd get up to turn off the light or fall asleep right there.
If not for the nightmares, she'd carry him back to his bed, whether or not he liked it, but she found some comfort in having the angel so close.
She whipped around to see Kris standing in the doorway, holding the door open as if debating whether to enter.
His gaze burned into her, and she held her breath, awaiting his decision of whether or not to leave her alive.
The strange spell left her breathing hard and confused as to whether she'd had a heart attack or worse.
Whether or not it translated or whether her voice was enough to alert him, all eyes fell to her before the conversation resumed.
Whether or not she wished to accompany him was not his concern.
She had already declared her intention of naming the baby Kiera whether it was a boy or girl.
She stopped a few feet from the entrance, debating whether she should just leave, until she heard A'Ran's name.
At the moment he wanted nothing more than to reach out to her, and he was uncertain whether he wanted more to kiss those perfect lips or shake some sense into her.
Part of him knew the Council was stalling him for that reason, though whether they did so to hinder his efforts or to maintain the appearance of their power over him, he wasn't sure.
She was beyond his control, and so was her choice of whether or not to accept her place.
He watched her throughout the night's activities, seeking to judge whether Mansr's parting words were true.
She wondered how he'd destroyed his own planet, whether his sisters were still safe.
Dean hadn't had time for a discussion with Cynthia about whether or not to tell Edith Shipton of the inquiry about her staying at Bird Song.
Men let it rest for a while, then figure out whether to nurse it back to health or kill it.
While contemplating whether Freckles would be worth having to influence the other three or not, Jackson caught sight of someone in his peripheral vision.
Elisabeth wondered whether he meant that she liked cars or that she could whistle like a guy.
Just something that will tell us for sure whether it worked or not.
She acted graciously with all the guests, yet he could pick up subtle nuances that affirmed whether she was speaking to someone who genuinely understood art, or a snob who merely bought it to be in vogue.
When the last box was filled with plates, he contemplated whether to wake Elisabeth or not.
Honestly, I don't know whether I can or not.
Jackson loved being out in the snow, whether skiing or just walking.
Sarah and Connor were discussing whether or not to cancel Thanksgiving with his family when Jackson returned.
He spent some time in the music room, but was unable to concentrate, so ended up downstairs at 2:30 a.m., wondering where she could be and whether or not she felt lonely.
Katie couldn't care less whether she sees me or not.
After twenty or thirty years of marriage, they would still be alone together, whether or not they had any children.
Having never been propositioned before, she didn't know whether to be angry or terrified.
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.
DeLeo, you have an opinion about everything, whether you know a damn thing about it or not.
I'm glad to see Parkside is looking out for its citizens, regardless of the hour and whether they deserve it or not.
I don't much like getting out foxed by Byrne, whether he's alone or with someone else, but if he's gone, I can't for the life of me think of what to do next to track him down.
Whether or not Josh was civil to him wouldn't make or break his day.
"I guess I should have asked whether you meant a physical feature or personality," Carmen clarified and then paused, thinking.
I'm sure she's the only one who cares whether she's a virgin on her wedding day.
If people are going to think bad things about me, it won't matter whether I'm staying here at night or simply going out with him.
Whether it was right or wrong, it certainly felt good to step into his stride.
"Whether we have our clothes on or off, it's still sex," she said, squirming from his embrace.
Alex, whether or not I eat breakfast isn't a decision for you.
Only about whether I can make you happy.
It was whether or not she deserved Alex.
Whether that was good or bad was still up for debate.
Since she didn't look at him, it was hard to say whether he was talking to her or Alex.
What difference did it make whether she thought of him that way every waking minute, or only when her mind wasn't distracted by something else?
Whether you like it or not.
Whether he used his magic to put her to sleep, or her body needed it, she instantly fell into a deep, dreamless slumber.
She wasn't sure whether to trust him or not but nodded, praying he was telling the truth.
Darian debated whether to pursue or let her go.
Without touching her, Bianca could still feel Sofi's body preparing to expel the child within, whether or not she went to a hospital.
Whether or not Jonny would ever know that same sense of peace, there was always a chance he could.
Whether due to his anger or his concern for Rissa, Vara didn't return.
The demon peered out at him, as if trying to judge whether or not he lied.
Her gaze was fixed on him, something obviously going on behind eyes that couldn't decide whether they were green or blue.
It was hard to tell whether he was being secretive or there simply wasn't anything to tell.
Whether it was love or blood that made his father insist that Alex inherit the estate, Alex was as trapped as a prince.
Whether it was the way he did it or they simply didn't understand, there was no wailing as she had anticipated.
Whether he was pleased, upset or simply didn't care wasn't evident.
Why would he care whether it's a male or a female – as long as they're qualified?
He eyed her clothing and spoke hesitantly, as if not certain whether he would be punished for his words.
What difference did it make whether there was a snake or Ed got nervous and threw her?
Whether he meant she looked good or literally cool was unclear, but his smile was definitely supportive.
Whether he was referring to the fact that they were leaving or that Alex had left her was unclear.
Whether she did or not was none of his concern.
Felipa slowly shook her head, obviously contemplating whether it was wise to confide in them.
Alex was the perfect gentleman, whether with his family or away from them.
Well, I'm the one who decides whether I let darkness control me or I overcome it.
Unsure whether she was welcome in their conversation, she remained in the corner.
It wasn't important whether you were right or wrong.
Whether or not Mr. O'Hara had an heir was the least of his concerns.
Whether or not their life together was a success had little to do with wealth or lack of it.
The question you should be asking is whether or not I put in enough for instant death or if I want you to die slowly.
Whether you turn her over to us or keep her, she's gonna find out.
It matters to me, whether or not you think it should!
He was still debating whether or not he'd need to find a substitute for dinner, if he was going to lose this round with Jessi again.
Whether she chose him or obeyed Jonny, people got hurt.
She was debating whether there was a polite way to tell him she was done with his game and how likely he was to stalk her and the cousins, until he got what he wanted.
Jessi gazed at him, realizing she'd made a choice, whether or not she was ready for the consequences.
Whether or not she knew it, she was his, the second woman in his life he was allowing into his world.
"We're debating whether we blast you and the gem or spare you, in case it doesn't work," the Original Other spoke to her.
On all disputed points, whether commercial, religious or political, his advice was invariably sought by the foreign ministers and the Chinese alike.
He must minimize foreign influence, whether French, Spanish or German, in Italy.
This is the moment to examine whether there is a more complete polarization in a direction somewhat oblique; and it is found that with 0 positive there is, in fact, a direction of more complete polarization, while with 0 negative the polarization is more imperfect than in the perpendicular direction itself.
On Mountains Much Seems To Depend On Whether There Are Rising Or Falling Air Currents, And Results From A Single Season May Not Be Fairly Representative.
The volume of air from which the ions have been extracted being known, a measure is obtained of the total charge on the ions, whether positive or negative.
Gockel observed similar effects at Freiburg-though he seems doubtful whether the relationship is direct-but the influence of temperature on I + seemed reduced when the ground was covered with snow.
It should always be specially noted whether the fungi to be consumed are in a fresh and wholesome condition, otherwise they act as a poison in precisely the same way as does any other semi-putrid vegetable.
Whether, as alleged by some, Waynflete fled and hid himself during the period covered by the battle of Wakefield and Edward's fist parliament in 1461, is very doubtful.
But whether the great gods of polytheism were really transfigured ancestors is very doubtful.
" whether they do or do not, or will or will not, encourage or lead to idolatrous or superstitious worship in the place where they are, or are to be put " (Lindley, L.
The supreme court, whether rightly or wrongly, assumed a jurisdiction of first instance over the entire province of Bengal.
An, matter, 'coii, life), in philosophy, a term applied to any system which explains all life, whether physical or mental, as ultimately derived from matter ("cosmic matter," Weldstoff).
One or other of these types is to be found in cats of almost all breeds, whether Persian, short-haired or Manx; and there appear to be no intermediate stages between them.
In Great Britain wild cats survive only in some of the Scottish forests, and even there it is difficult to decide whether pure-bred specimens are extant.
Siamese cats may have the tail either straight or kinked, but whether the latter feature belongs of right to the breed, or has been acquired by crossing with the ordinary black and tabby kink-tailed cats of the country, is not known.
When Descartes complained to the authorities of this unfair treatment, 4 the only reply was an order by which all mention of the name of Cartesianism, whether favourable or adverse, was forbidden in the university.
It has been doubted whether Pericles favoured this enterprise, but among its chief promoters were two of his friends, Lampon the soothsayer and Hippodamus the architect.
It is doubtful whether, as is commonly assumed, they were considered as ipso facto enemies; they were rather guests.
In spite of the Roman origin suggested by its name, so few remains have been found here that it is doubtful whether Chesterfield was a Roman station.
9b-25a), which interrupts the comparison of the city to a ship, looks like an insertion whether by the prophet or by some other; but there is no good reason to doubt that the book is substantially the work of Ezekiel.
descent into Sheol is intensely tragic. Whether these discourses were all uttered between the investment of Jerusalem and its fall, or were here inserted by Ezekiel or by a scribe, it is not possible to say.
The groundwork, so far as it can be ascertained, and the grammar are Indo-European, but a large number of words have been borrowed from the Latin or Italian and Greek, and it is not always easy to decide whether the mutilated and curtailed forms now in use represent adopted words or belong to the original vocabulary.
From these it is clear that the country fell in turn under the sway of the various dynasties that ruled in the Deccan, memorials of the Chalukyan dynasty, whether temples or inscriptions, being especially abundant.
This account he kept back, as he himself states, in order to see from tie reception met with by the Descriptio, whether it would be acceptable.
There is nothing to show whether the transcripts were sent to Briggs as intended and returned by him, or whether they were not sent to him.
Nearly all southern whites (except "scalawags"), whether members of the secret societies or hot, in some way took part in the Ku Klux movement.
The president was for some time in doubt whether he had any right to intervene in provincial affairs, but eventually troops were despatched to La Plata.
whether run by steam, water-power or other motive forces, has played a great part in the promotion of industry; the increase in the amount of steam horse-power employed in industrial establishments is, to a certain degree, an index to the activity of the country as regards manufactures.
The ministers, whether members of parliament or not, have the right to sit in both chambers and can address the house whenever they choose, though a minister may only vote in the chamber of which he happens to be a member.
Its function is to examine criminal cases and to decide whether they shall be referred for trial to the lower courts or the cours dassises.
It was disputed in earlier times whether the temple was dedicated to Zeus or Athena.
Macan, suggest the period between Solon and Peisistratus, c. 570 B.C. It may be questioned, however, whether the whole episode is not mythical.
Whether a pouch is present or not, the young are born in an exceedingly imperfect state of development, after a very short period of gestation, and are immediately transferred by the female parent to the teats, where they remain firmly attached for a considerable time; the milk being injected into their mouths at intervals by means of a special muscle which compresses the glands.
But whether the city really bore the name of the people and the country is another question.
does not recognize the hexaemeron, and it is even doubtful whether the original sketch of Gen.
Moreover, it is doubtful from extant remains of Assyrian calendars whether the astrological week prevailed in civil life even among the Babylonians and Assyrians.
For the theological discussions whether and in what sense type fourth commandment is binding on Christians, see Decalogue.
It remains, therefore, to ask whether any information can be had about the language of this primitive -COfolk, and whether they can be identified as the authors of any of the various archaeological strata now recognized on Italian soil.
Another objection is advanced from the standpoint of naturalism, which, whether it issues in materialism or not, seeks to explain man as but a product of the process of nature.
JERICHO (im p ', i m', once rTnn;, a word of disputed meaning, whether "fragrant" or "moon [-god] city"), an important town in the Jordan valley some 5 m.
The evidence on the question of whether they believed in a Supreme Being is very contradictory.
of Venus, but he was also expressly commissioned coox to ascertain " whether the unexplored part of the southern hemisphere be only an immense mass of water, or contain another continent."
The fear was as to whether the statutory number of 80,000 votes necessary for the acceptance of the bill would be reached.
In all this legislation one of the most hotly contested points was whether the arbitration court should be given power to lay it down that workers who were members of a trade union should be employed in preference to non-unionists.
The chief authority for determining whether these conditions are satisfied or not is the Federal arbitration court.
The act was strongly opposed by the government of Queensland, and the question was raised as to whether it was based on a true interpretation of the constitution.
The solution of the question hinges upon the interpretation of the canons, that is, upon whether they are to be taken as reflecting a recent, or as pointing to an imminent, persecution.
In the latter year the government of the French Republic confided to him a mission to Rome at the moment when it was a question whether the expelled pope would return to the Vatican with or without bloodshed.
Whether the division of the lobus dexter into two divisions - (i) lobus dexter proper and (2) lobus quadratus, as in modern anatomical nomenclature - was also assumed in Babylonian hepatoscopy, is not certain, but the groove separating the right lobe into two sections - the fossa venae umbilicalis - was recognized and distinguished by the designation of "river of the liver."
As for the Greeks, it is still an open question whether they perfected their method of hepatoscopy under Etruscan influence or through the Babylonians.
It was discussed in the 12th century whether this sacrament is indelible like baptism, or whether it can be repeated; and the latter view, that of Peter Lombard, prevailed.
With Cromwell as with Burke the question was "whether the spirit of the people of this nation is prepared to go along with it."
The inspiring principle had been the defence and support of Protestantism, the question with Cromwell being "whether the Christian world should be all popery."
Whether if Cromwell had survived he would have succeeded in gradually establishing legal government is a question which can never be answered.
It faded away in the great Church, and probably Celsus was describing Montanist circles (though Origen assumed that they were ordinary believers) when he wrote 3 of the many Christians of no repute who at the least provocation, whether within or without their temples, threw themselves about like inspired persons; while others did the same in cities or among armies in order to collect alms, roaming about cities or camps.
And he who would understand what he remembers to have been said, whether in a dream or when he was awake, by the prophetic and enthusiastic nature, or what he has seen, must first recover his wits; and then he will be able to explain rationally what all 1 This misunderstanding of Acts ii.
The chief uncertainty is as to whether he knew Justin's Syntagma, and also as to whether he had access to the Philosophumena of Hippolytus in their complete form.
He never lost an opportunity, whether in the pulpit or on the platform, of pressing on his hearers that the greatest future for Canada lay in unity with the rest of the British Empire; and his broad statesman-like judgment made him an authority which politicians of all parties were glad to consult.
In several passages the interpretation is bound up with that of Mizraim, and depends in general upon the question whether Ethiopia at a given time enjoyed the prominence given to it.
The latter play was 1 Some doubt has been expressed as to whether the eggs are extruded or hatched within the body.
Toller) describes a thegn as "one engaged in a king's or a queen's service, whether in the household or in the country," and adds, "the word in this case seems gradually to acquire a technical meaning, and to become a term denoting a class, containing, however, several degrees."
In order to see whether the heat came out of the chips he compared the capacity for heat of the chips abraded by the boring bar with that of an equal quantity of the metal cut from the block by a fine saw, and obtained the same result in the two cases, from which he concluded that "the heat produced could not possibly have been furnished at the expense of the latent heat of the metallic chips."
But, when we look at the many passages in which the violas double the basses, we shall do well to consider whether there is room in the harmonic scheme for the violas to do anything else, and whether the effect would not be thin without them.
Whether this justifies Wagner's successors and imitators in showing a constant preference for passages of which not even the general outline is practicable; whether it justifies a state of things in which the normal compass of every instrument in an advanced loth-century score would appear to be about a fifth higher than any player of that instrument will admit;, whether it proves that it is artistically desirable that when there.
Such matters cannot be decided off-hand by the mere fact that tremolos are characteristic of orchestras: the question is whether in individual cases they have not a special character when played by single players.
The word is still sometimes employed in this sense, as of the ship's telegraph, by means of which orders are mechanically transmitted from the navigating bridge to the engine room, but when used without qualification it usually denotes telegraphic apparatus worked by electricity, whether the signals that express the words of the message are visual, auditory or written.
B, indicating whether a station is calling, in case the relay sticks or is out of adjustment.
Incoming currents pass from line through one coil of the relay, the key, and either the battery or battery resistance, according as whether the key is raised or depressed.
Scudamore, second secretary to the Post Office, to inquire and report whether the electric telegraph service could be beneficially worked by the Post Office, and whether it would entail any very large expenditure on the.
At the receiving station the differences in these systems depend chiefly upon variations in the actual form of the oscillation detector used, whether it be a loose contact or a thermal, electrolytic or magnetic detector.
It is necessary that the operators working at a multiple board shall be able to ascertain without entering a subscriber's circuit whether the circuit be disengaged.
With a proper arrangement of the operator's speaking set it is possible, by touching the socket of a jack with the tip of a peg or a special " test " thimble, to determine whether the circuit connected to the jack is in use.
The corporation of Glasgow having persisted in its efforts to obtain a licence, the Treasury appointed Sheriff Andrew Jameson (afterwards Lord Ardwall) a special commissioner to hold a local inquiry in Glasgow to report whether the telephone service in that city was adequate and efficient and whether it was expedient to grant the corporation a licence.
He takes no heed of his rider, pays no attention whether he be on his back or not, walks straight on when once set agoing, merely because he is too stupid to turn aside, and then should some tempting thorn or green branch allure him out of the path, continues to walk on in the new direction simply because he is too dull to turn back into the right road.
The substitution of steamships for sailing vessels has brought about a diminution in the number of vessels belonging to the Italian mercantile marine, whether employed in the coasting trade, the fisheries or in traffic on the high seas.
(3) It is doubtful whether there are any actual inscriptions which can be referred with certainty to the language of the Ligures, but some other evidence seems to link them with the -CO- peoples, whose early distribution is discussed under VoLscI and LIGURIA.
It should also here be noticed that the changes introduced into the holding of the fiefs, whether by altering their boundaries or substituting Frankish for Lombard vassals, were chief among the causes why the feudal system took no permanent hold in Italy.
The purely selfish bond between condottieri and their employers, whether princes or republics, involved intrigues and treachery, checks and counterchecks, secret terror on the one hand and treasonable practice on the other, which ended by making statecraft in Italy synonymous with perfidy.
his triumphs, whether real or imaginary, to the reverso Campaiza sustained by the armies of the French directory, wa~
Italy and expelling the foreigner, and told that he was free to choose whether he would be the first of men or the last of Italian tyrants.
The question whether this surplus was real or only apparent has been much debated, but t,here is no reason to doubt its substantial reality.
Notwithstanding the pontiffs bestowal of the apostolic benediction in articulo mortis upon Victor Emmanuel, the attitude of the Vatican had remained so inimical as to make it doubtful whether the conclave would be held in Rome.
The rivalry between these two officials in Tunisia contributed not a little to strain FrancoItalian relations, but it is doubtful whether France would have precipitated her action had not General Menabrea, Italian ambassador in London, urged his government to purchase the Tunis-Goletta railway from the English company by which it had been constructed.
Owing to the hostility of the French market, the loan was covered with difficulty, and, though the gold premium fell and commercial exchanges were temporarily facilitated by the resumption of cash payments, it is doubtful whether these advantages made up for the burden of 640,000 additional annual interest thrown upon the exchequer.
Lord Granville further inquired whether Italy would co-operate in pacifying the Sudan, and received an affirmative reply.
Whether he or the Crispi cabinet had any inklinf of the enterprise to which they were committed by the occupa tion of Tigr is more than.
In December 1898 he convoked a diplomatic conference in Rome to discuss secret means for the repression of anarchist propaganda and crime in view of the assassination of the empress of Austria by an Italian anarchist (Luccheni), but it is doubtful whether results of practical value were achieved.
LEECH, the common name of members of the Hirudinea, a division of Chaetopod worms. It is doubtful whether the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, which is rarer in England than on the continent of Europe, or the horse leech, Aulastoma gulo, often confused with it, has the best right to the original possession of this name.
He was voted guilty by the Commons; but while the Lords were disputing whether the accused peer should have bail, and whether the charges amounted to more than a misdemeanour, parliament was prorogued on the 30th of December and dissolved three weeks later.
Some uncertainty may be felt whether pantheism should rank as a theism.
3 Having got such a mind, we may next inquire whether, on the principle of parsimony, it will not account for more; perhaps for everything in nature!
Lecky, 4 whether such a philosophy affords a basis for natural theology at all; but the attempt is made.
" Things in themselves " - whether defined by Kant, illogically enough, as causes of sensations, or again defined by him as the ultimate realities towards which thought vaguely points - in either case, " things in themselves " are unattainable by any definite knowledge.
Pure scientific theory cannot tell you when you have got such a cause, or whether you ever get it at all.
He draws no inferences to theology or religion, whether friendly or hostile, from his new positions.
Still, one would not dispute whether God existed; but what he was - that was the hard question.
We, from the altered modern point of view, may doubt whether Butler's curious account of the mechanism of moral psychology is a simple report of facts.
Yet it is a very grave question whether the idea of God's moral government admits of being argued as pure matter of fact.
It is a moot point whether S.
When Otto Ritschl interprets values hedonistically - recoiling from Hegel's idealism the whole way to empiricism - he brings again to our minds the doubt whether hedonist ethics can serve as a foundation for any religious belief.
Whether he had really given any grounds for suspicion is unknown; but there is no doubt, so great was his popularity with the soldiers and such the hatred felt for Nero, that he could easily have seized the throne.
It is uncertain whether any of the names of the islands given by Ptolemy ought to be attached to the Andamans; yet it is probable that his name itself is traceable in the Alexandrian geographer.
(3) The gonads, whether formed in the polyp or the medusa, are developed in the ectoderm.
A third point of dispute is whether the nematocysts ar:e formed in situ, or whether the cnidoblasts migrate with them to the region where they are most needed; the fact that in Hydra, for example, there are no interstitial cells in the tentacles, where nematocysts are very abundant, is certainly in favour of the view that the cnidoblasts migrate on to the tentacles from the body, and that like the genital cells the cnidoblasts are wandering cells.
Whether sporogony occurs also in the polyp or not remains to be proved.
Thus he suggests that man has not eyes of a microscopic delicacy, because he would receive no great advantage from such acute organs, since though adding indefinitely to his speculative knowledge of the physical world they would 1 Yet he leaves open the question whether the Deity has annexed thought to matter as a faculty, or whether it rests on a distinct spiritual principle.
Locke half playfully touches on certain monsters, with respect to which it is difficult to determine whether they ought to be called men.
He left open the question whether the capability of sensation belongs to all matter, or is confined to the combinations of certain materials.
The enunciation by Descartes of the conception that the physical universe, whether living or not living, is a mechanism, and that, as such, it is explicable on physical principles.
Erasmus Darwin (Zoonomia, 17 94), though a zealous evolutionist, can hardly be said to have made any real advance on his predecessors; and, notwithstanding the fact that Goethe had the advantage of a wide knowledge of morphological facts, and a true insight into their signification, while he threw all the power of a great poet into the expression of his conceptions, it may be questioned whether he supplied the doctrine of evolution with a firmer scientific basis than it already possessed.
Whether he was the same as Sozon, a marine deity of southern Asia Minor, is doubtful.
The fifth canon provides that those, whether clerics or laymen, who are cut off from communion in any particular province are not to be admitted thereto elsewhere.
Still examination must be had whether persons have been expelled from the congregation by any episcopal small-mindedness (µucpokxia), or contentious spirit, or such-like harshness (evibia).
The penalties which the spiritual court could inflict, in the period between the edict of Milan and c. 854, were properly excommunication whether generally or as exclusion from the sacraments for a term of months or years or till the day of death and (in the case of clerics) suspension or deposition.
(o) With or without the concurrence and goodwill of the national Church, restrictions were imposed by the State on the papal jurisdiction, whether original or appellate.
The king's judges then began to ask the ordinary the specific question whether A.
Concerning " felonious " clerks the great questions discussed were whether the courts Christian had exclusive jurisdiction or the king's court, or whether there was a concurrent jurisdiction.
But the matter is now determined for all countries which have adopted codes, whether after the pattern of the Code Napoleon or otherwise.
Both these allied forms occur throughout central and southern Europe, but, though now abundant in England, it is doubtful whether they are there indigenous.
The Theriaca prepared at Venice had the highest reputation, probably because in Venice the component parts were exposed to the inspection of wise men and doctors for two months, to determine whether they were or were not fit for use.
that the local authority, before granting a licence, " shall take into consideration whether, in the neighbourhood, the reasonable requirements of the public are satisfied with regard to the purchase of poisonous substances, and also any objections they may receive from the chief officer of police, or from any existing vendors of the substances to which the application relates."
The term Anatomy, originally employed in biological science to denote a description of the facts of structure revealed on cutting up an organism, whether with or without the aid of lenses for the purposes of magnification, is restricted in the present article, in accordance with a common modern use, to those facts of internal structure not concerned with the constitution of the individual cell, the structural unit of which the plant is composed.
The use of the term to mean the individualized nucleated mass of living protoplasm, which, whether with or without a limiting membrane, primitively forms the proximate histological element of the body of every organism, dates from the second quarter of the i9th century.
To this type of steIn having a ground-tissue pith, whether with or without internal phloem, is given the name siphonostele to distinguish it from the solid haplostele characteristic of the root, the first-formed portion of the stem, and in the more primitive Pteridophytes, of the whole of the axis.
the initials of the cortex and central cylinder Whether these art always in layers which remain separate is not known, but it is certair that in many cases such layers cannot be distinguished.
The extent of development of the phelloderm is dependent upon whether the phellogen has a superficial or a deep-seated origin.
Whether the leaf is brightly or only moderately illuminated, the same relative proportions of the total energy absorbed are devoted to the purposes of composition and construction respectively.
It is not certain either whether the action of the chlorophyll apparatus is confined to the manufacture of carbohydrates or whether it is concerned, and if so how far, with the construction of proteids also.
It is not quite certain whether a true pepsin exists in plants, but many trypsins have been discovered, and one form of erepsin, at least, is very widespread.
The stimulating particles, whether starch grains in all cases, or other particles as well, have been termed sic tolitlis.
41UT6V, plant), comprises our knowledge of the symptoms, course, causes and remedies of the maladies which threaten the life of plants, or which result in abnormalities of structure that are regarded, whether directly injurious or not to life, as unsightly or undesirable.
For instance, a Fungus epidemic is impossible unless the climatic conditions are such as to favor the dispersal and germination of the spores; and when plants are killed off owi~ig to the supersaturation of the soil with water, it is by no means obvious whether the excess of water and dissolved materials, or the exclusion of oxygen from the root-hairs, or the lowering of the temperature, or the accumulation of foul products of decomposition should be put into the foreground.
No sharp line can be drawn between these diseases and some of the preceding, inasmuch as it often depends on the external conditions whether necrosis is a dry-rot, in the sense I employ the term here, or a wet-rot, when it would come under the preceding category.
Moreover, we have good reasons for inferring that different constellations of external causes may determine whether the internal physiological disturbances induced by a given agent shall lead to pathological and dangerous variations, or to changes which may be harmless or even advantageous to the plant concerned.
Plants of sand-dunes, whether in maritime or inland e.
Whether the formation of the starch grain is due to a secretion from the plastid (Meyer, 1895) or to a direct transformation of the proteid of the plastid (Timberlake, 1901) has not been definitely established.
Whether this is entirely confined to the nucleus is, however, not certain.
He observed that the appendicular organs, as he called the leaves, are developed in the same way, whether they be foliageleaves, or parts of the flower, and stated his conclusions thus:
The root is an axis which never bears either leaves or the proper reproductive organs (whether sexual or asexual) of the plant.
Material Cause of DifferentiationIt may be inquired, in conclusion, if there are any facts which throw light upon the internal mechanism of differentiation, whether spontaneous or induced; if it is possible to refer it to any material cause.
This modification is important, because it transfers the formative influence from the plastic substances to the protoplasm, suggesting that, the diverse constituents are produced (whether spontaneously or as the result of stimulation) as secretions by the protoplasm.
Darwin doubted, however, whether they ought to be separated (Life, iii.
In all these cases it is a nice question whether we are tracing an ascending or descending stream.
The Proteaceous genus Helicia reaches as far north as China, but whether it is starting or returning must as inothercases be left an open question.
From all centres the leading motives of exploration were probably the same - commercial intercourse, warlike operations, whether resulting in conquest or in flight, religious zeal expressed in pilgrimages or missionary journeys, or, from the other side, the avoidance of persecution, and, more particularly in later years, the advancement of knowledge for its own sake.
It does not seem that any maritime trade followed these discoveries, and indeed it is doubtful whether his contemporaries accepted the truth of Pytheas's narrative; Strabo four hundred years later certainly did not, but the critical studies of modern scholars have rehabilitated the Massilian explorer.
An elevation of great extent which rises at a very gentle angle from a surrounding depression is termed a " rise," one which is relatively narrow and steep-sided a " ridge," and one which is approximately equal in length and breadth but steep-sided a " plateau," whether it springs direct from a depression or from a rise.
Different species of organisms come to perfection in different climates; and it may be stated as a general rule that a species, whether of plant or animal, once established at one point, would spread over the whole zone of the climate congenial to it unless some barrier were interposed to its progress.
But it is doubtful whether the psalm, as distinguished from the Hebrew Psalter, can be said to have any independent existence.
Archbishop Hamilton, however, who now granted the decree, had himself obtained a papal dispensation for the marriage, 1 and in consequence it is extremely doubtful whether according to the Roman Catholic law Bothwell and Mary were ever husband and wife.
The olfactory organ is poorly developed, and it is still a question whether birds possess much power of smell; many are certainly devoid of it.
Nor is it possible, except in a few cases, to decide whether they have come to an From a tracing by M.
When the rustic talks in the vernacular to his horse he is not much concerned to know whether he is heard and understood; still less when he mutters threats against an absent rival, or kicks the stool that has tripped him up with a vicious "Take that!"
In catalogues and bibliographies, however, the expression is now generally used, conveniently if incorrectly, as synonymous with Jewish literature, including all works written by Jews in Hebrew characters, whether the language be Aramaic, Arabic or even some vernacular not related to Hebrew.
He had a strong inclination to mysticism, but whether certain kabbalistic works are rightly attributed to him is doubtful.
After completing these reductions, Airy made inquiries, before engaging in any theoretical investigation in connexion with them, whether any other mathematician was pursuing the subject, and learning that Hansen had taken it in hand under the patronage of the king of Denmark, but that, owing to the death of the king and the consequent lack of funds, there was danger of his being compelled to abandon it, he applied to the admiralty on Hansen's behalf for the necessary sum.
The Conqueror beyond doubt sincerely aimed at being a religious reformer both in his duchy and in his kingdom, while it is needless to say that his immediate successor was exceptionally ungodly, whether among Normans or among other men.
But we may doubt whether the Norman invaders of Sicily were Norman in much more than being commanded by Norman leaders.
In 240, the year after the end of the first Punic War, he produced at the ludi Romani a translation of a Greek play (it is uncertain whether a comedy or tragedy or both), and this representation marks the beginning of Roman literature (Livy vii.
It seems rather doubtful whether the unstable monoclinic modification of sulphur (0 - sulphur) is ever found in a native state.
At Rome down to the last it made a difference whether the candidate for office was patrician or plebeian, though the difference was in later times commonly to the advantage of the plebeian.
The story that Earl Godwine himself was of churlish birth, whether true or false, marks the possibility of such a rise.
Whether he meant it so or not, the saint's argument became a programme and an apologia for the imperializing of the Western Church under the leadership of Rome during the middle ages.
(Whether one calls the unknowable a revealed mystery or an unexplained and inexplicable fact makes little difference.) William Paley (1743-1805) borrows from many writers; he borrows Lardner's learning and Butler's " particular evidence for Christianity," viz.
Whether this last account, or that given by Irenaeus and in the Syntagma of Hippolytus, represents the original system of Basilides, has been the subject of a long controversy.
2 Whether the myth of the creation of the first man by the angels, which recurs in many Gnostic systems, found a place also in the system of Basilides, cannot be determined with any certainty.
Whether Basilides himself had already given this magic tendency to Gnosticism cannot be decided.
Lameere's classification is founded on the number of abdominal sterna, the nervuration of the wings, the number of malpighian tubules (whether four or six) and other structural characters.
The female is a segmented, wormlike creature, spending her whole life within the body of the bee, wasp or bug on which she is parasitic. One end of her body protrudes from between two of the abdominal segments of the host; it has been a subject of dispute whether this protruded end is the head or the tail, but there can be little doubt that it is the latter.
Not that the regime in Russia had become in any true sense constitutional, far less parliamentary; but the " unlimited autocracy " had given place to a " self-limited autocracy," whether permanently so limited, or only at the discretion of the autocrat, remaining a subject of heated controversy between conflicting parties in the state.
The first of these, based on the English model, are the courts of the elected justices of the peace, with jurisdiction over petty causes, whether civil or criminal; the second, based on the French model, are the ordinary tribunals of nominated judges, sitting with or without a jury to hear important cases.
Thus the cultivators, whether noble or peasant, have not profited much from the change in their economic circumstances brought about by the social emancipation of 1861.
In the article on " Railways " in the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, published in 1824, it is said: "It will appear that this species of inland carriage [railways] is principally applicable where trade is considerable and the length of conveyance short; and is chiefly useful, therefore, in transporting the mineral produce of the kingdom from the mines to the nearest land or water communication, whether sea, river or canal.
This classification is based partly upon special conditions of service, which make some articles more economical to carry than others (with particular reference to the question whether the goods are offered to the companies in car-loads or in small parcels), but chiefly with regard to the commercial value of the article, and its consequent ability to bear a high charge or a low one.
While the superficial appearance of the railway tariff is different for different countries, and sometimes for different parts of the same country, the general principles laid down are followed in rate-making by all well-managed lines, whether state or private.
These rights, whether of monopoly or of subsidy, form a means of abuse in many directions.
Whether the intelligence and efficiency of the officials charged by the state with the handling of its railway system will be sufficient to make them act in the interest of the public as fully as do the managers of private corporations, is a question whose answer can only be determined by actual experience in each case.
When a line has once been inspected and passed, it lies with the company to maintain it in accordance with the standard of efficiency it originally possessed, but no express statutory obligation to do so is imposed upon the company, and whether it does so or not, the Board of Trade cannot interfere.
Their power to initiate rates, conferred upon them by their legislatures, was sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court reserving to itself only the power to decide whether the prescribed rates were reasonable.
Ten years after the passage of the law, the court decided that the Commission had no power to prescribe a rate, and that its jurisdiction over rates was confined to a determination of the question whether the rate complained of was unreasonable.
It enacted that published rates should not be changed except on thirty days' notice, whether the change involved an increase or a decrease, and it required annual reports to be made under oath, penalties being prescribed for failure to comply with the Commission's requests for information.
Although this fact will not in itself make the companies liable to any process of reorganization similar to that following insolvency and foreclosure of the American railway, it is probable that reorganization of some sort must nevertheless take place in Great Britain, and it may well be questioned whether the position of the transportation system of that country would not have been better if it had been built up and projected on the experience gained by actual earlier losses, as in the United States.
In any case the details depend upon whether the vehicle concerned is an engine, a wagon or a passenger coach, and upon whether it runs on bogie-trucks or not.
naturally constructed as side stations, and whether offices are provided on both sides or whether they are mainly concentrated on one will depend on local circumstances, the amount of the traffic, and the direction in which it preponderates.
British railways also undertake the collection and delivery of freight, in addition to transporting it, and thus an extensive range of vans and wagons, whether drawn by horses or mechanically propelled, must be provided in connexion with an important station.
This maximum rate depends upon the kind of coal used, whether small, friable, bituminous or hard, upon the thickness of the fire, and upon the correct design and setting of the blast-pipe.
Compound locomotives have been built by various designers, but opinion is still uncertain whether any commercial economy is obtained by their use.
This minimum was at first fixed at 50%, but on and after the 1st of August 1906 it was raised to 75%, with the result that soon after that date practically all the rolling stock of American railways, whether passenger or freight, was provided with compressed air brakes.
Whether or not further study of the scripts of these writers confirms this hypothesis, it cannot fail to throw light on the nature of the intelligence involved.
It was discovered very early in the movement that the accuracy of these communications could not always be relied on; but it is maintained by spiritualists that by the intelligent exercise of the reason it is possible to judge whether the communicating intelligence is trustworthy, especially after prolonged acquaintance with particular intelligences, or where proofs are given of identity with persons known to have been trustworthy on earth.
239), between the whole of the kinship group, whether adult or not; and, moreover, nowhere are rites found which are intended to strengthen the union between a man and his totem by means of the blood bond, unless we include the aberrant totemism of the Arunta (Spencer and Gillen, Native Tribes of Central Australia, 167), who eat their totems in order to gain magical powers of increasing the stock of the totem animal.
For other areas we have often no description of the procedure at all, but merely the briefest outline of the actual process of slaughter, and we are ignorant whether the form of the rite is in reality simple (either from a loss of primitive elements or from never having advanced beyond the stage at which we find it), or whether the absence of detail is due to the inattention or lack of interest of the observer.
On the Congo, if a man commits a murder, the community votes whether he shall die or be expelled; if the latter, a victim is killed, of which all must partake; but this is not, as might be imagined, a case of Robertson Smith's piaculum for the re-establishment of the tribal bond; for the criminal is driven out of the community.
Whether he returned in 971 with the embassy to bring Theophano or not is uncertain.
It is doubtful whether even the genius of Valdemar would have proved equal to such a stupendous task.
The history of the agape coincides, until the end of the 2nd century, with that of the eucharist, and it is doubtful whether the following detailed account of the agape given in Tertullian's Apology (c. 39) is to be regarded as exclusive of an accompanying eucharist: "It is the banquet (triclinium) alone of the Christians that is criticised.
See now whether he will show thee good.
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