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If laborers are merely commodities competing against each other in a market place like so many bags of wheat and corn ( unsupported, by the way, by any agricultural subsidy ), then they may be pardoned for reacting with complete antagonism to a system that imposes such status upon them.
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If one or some of the laborers were unable to work, they were substituted by others just to maintain the quota every day for the next thirty years.
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If it were not for an old professor who made me read the classics I would have been stymied on what to do, and now I understand why they are classics ; ;
If I even hint at it do you think it will matter that you are his nephew -- and not even a blood nephew ''??
If his dancers are sometimes made to look as if they might be creatures from Mars, this is consistent with his intention of placing them in the orbit of another world, a world in which they are freed of their pedestrian identities.
If love reflects the nature of man, as Ortega Y Gasset believes, if the person in love betrays decisively what he is by his behavior in love, then the writers of the beat generation are creating a new literary genre.
Defoe then commented, `` If they Could Draw that young Gentleman into Their Measures They would show themselves quickly, for they are not asham'd to Say They want only a head to Make a beginning ''.
If Jews are identified as a religious body in a controversy that comes before a national or international tribunal, it is obviously compatible with the goal of human dignity to protect freedom of worship.
Without preliminaries, Esther asked him, `` If you are a world citizen, will you take Garry Davis' place in his tent while he goes to the hospital ''??
If we are to believe the list of titles printed in Malraux's latest book, La Metamorphose Des Dieux, Vol. 1 ( ( 1957 ), he is still engaged in writing a large novel under his original title.
If the would-be joiner asks these questions he is not likely to be duped by extremists who are seeking to capitalize on the confusions and the patriotic apprehensions of Americans in a troubled time.
If the record buyer's tastes are somewhat eclectic or even the slightest bit esoteric, he will find them satisfied on educational records.
If it will simply delay the debates until the qualifications are closed next spring, and then carry all the candidates on a tour of debates, it can provide a service to the state.
If they are to be commended for foresight in their planning, what then is the judgment of a town council that compounds this problem during the planning stage??
If the Communists are sincere in wanting a united, neutral and disarmed Germany, it might well be advantageous for the German people in this nuclear age.
If only this could be done more often -- with such heartening results -- many of the earth's `` big problems '' would shrink to the insignificances they really are.
If any are left, presently, we may expect to see signs specifically prohibiting the feeding of them too.
If the raw population figures are crucially relevant, then it is idle to think of liberation, as idle as to suppose that Poland might liberate Russia.
If it is not enough that all of our internationalist One Worlders are advocating that we join this market, I refer you to an article in the New York Times' magazine section ( Nov. 12, 1961 ), by Mr. Eric Johnston, entitled `` We Must Join The Common Market ''.
If and merely
If it could be shown that judgments of good and bad were not judgments at all, that they asserted nothing true or false, but merely expressed emotions like `` Hurrah '' or `` Fiddlesticks '', then these wayward judgments would cease from troubling and weary heads could be at rest.
If, as a home movie maker, you shoot the inevitable footage of your child taking its first steps, you have merely recorded an historical event.
If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit.
If the executor is merely following a solution ( e. g. sketch, script or instructions ) provided by another designer ( such as an art director ), then the executor is not usually considered the designer.
If this is not due to chronological confusion of the events of the siege, it may suggest that Kallinikos merely introduced an improved version of an established weapon.
If unskilled labourers had it in their power to compete with skilled, by merely taking the trouble of learning the trade, the difference of wages might not exceed what would compensate them for that trouble, at the ordinary rate at which labour is remunerated.
If no additional energy is supplied by any other mechanism, the nucleus will not fission, but will merely absorb the neutron, as happens when U-238 absorbs slow and even some fraction of fast neutrons, to become U-239.
" If an interest is not deemed a " property " right, or the conduct is merely an intentional tort, these limitations do not apply and the doctrine of sovereign immunity precludes relief.
If one now shines a very intense beam of low-frequency light upon the same metal, a whole slew of electrons are ejected ; however they possess the same low energy, there are merely more of them.
If a set is well-ordered ( or even if it merely admits a wellfounded relation ), the proof technique of transfinite induction can be used to prove that a given statement is true for all elements of the set.
If so, all I can say is, it is a new Liberalism, and not the one that I have known and practised under more illustrious auspices than these, under one who was not merely the greatest Liberal but the greatest financier that this country has ever known — I mean Mr. Gladstone ... Gladstone ranks as the great financial authority of our country ... Mr. Gladstone would be 100 in December if he were alive, but, centenarian as he would be, I am inclined to think that he would make very short work of the deputation of the Cabinet that waited on him with this measure, and that they would soon find themselves on the stairs, if not in the street.
He concluded that " If Marshall were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country's interest.
If the action can only result in a simple success or failure, the die roll of 1-10 is merely added to the total ( called a " Simple roll ").
In fact, this process is merely a fancier form of the classic Liar ParadoxA: If I say, " I am a liar ", then how can it be true if I am telling the truth therewith, and, if I am telling the truth therewith, then how can I be a liar?
If the defendant was selected from a large group merely because of the evidence under consideration, then this fact should be included in weighing how incriminating that evidence is.
If one spoke in the lingua or sermo Latinus one merely spoke Latin, but if one spoke latine or latinius (" more Latinish ") one spoke good Latin, and formal Latin had latinitas, the quality of good Latin, about it.
If the wave function merely encodes an observer's knowledge of the universe then the wave function collapse corresponds to the receipt of new information.
If it had not been for George W. O ' Brien, the place which was to become Wickett might have remained as Aroya, merely a switch and a section house on the Texas and Pacific Railroad, established to house one of the maintenance crews for the railroad.
If Harold was not properly crowned, then William was merely claiming his rightful inheritance, and not deposing a rightful king.
If the Queen bears no sons, she is merely a foreigner in the State, and a very dangerous foreigner, too.
He wrote, " Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy — what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.
" If one believes that the trust fund assets are worthless ," argued former Representative Bill Archer, then similar reasoning implies that “ Americans who have bought EE savings bonds should go home and burn them because they ’ re worthless because the money has already been spent .” At a Senate hearing in July 2001, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was asked whether the trust fund investments are “ real ” or merely an accounting device.
If there was a riding surrounding the wapentake, the wapentake would merely be a local assembly coordinating the power of the Riding, which in Jorvik's case, would be under the king's command at what is now King's Square in York.