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`` If once they become inattentive to the public affairs '', Jefferson said, `` you and I, and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves ''.
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If and once
If in any one calculation Ptolemy had had to invoke 83 epicycles all at once, while Copernicus never required more than one third this number, then ( in the sense obvious to Margenau ) Ptolemaic astronomy would be simpler than Copernican.
If he foresaw any problem because of the quality of the hymen, it was recommended that simple procedures be undertaken at once to incise the hymen or, preferably, to dilate it.
If the acting captain wanted his acting lieutenant to sit on his ass around the station all night, Killpath would just have to go out and drag Gun back by the heels once an hour ; ;
If laying ties on a railroad track, which he once did for $1 an hour, paid more than playing right field for the Yankees, Maris would lay ties on a railroad track.
If working in a zinc mine, which he once did for 87-1/2 cents an hour, paid more than playing center field for the Yankees, Mantle would work in a zinc mine.
If unchallenged, these decisions have the power to settle more minor legal disputes once and for all.
Jarry once wrote, expressing some of the bizarre logic of ' pataphysics, " If you let a coin fall and it falls, the next time it is just by an infinite coincidence that it will fall again the same way ; hundreds of other coins on other hands will follow this pattern in an infinitely unimaginable fashion ".
He once wrote, " If I should go to Poland or Germany, every stone, every tree would remind me of contempt, hatred, murder, of children killed, of mothers burned alive, of human beings asphyxiated.
If a person is to be punished criminally, then the contempt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, but once the charge is proven, then punishment ( such as a fine or, in more serious cases, imprisonment ) is imposed unconditionally.
"(...) If Russia is tending to become a capitalist nation after the example of the Western European countries, and during the last years she has been taking a lot of trouble in this direction-she will not succeed without having first transformed a good part of her peasants into proletarians ; and after that, once taken to the bosom of the capitalist regime, she will experience its pitiless laws like other profane peoples.
By 1914, Hoover was an extremely wealthy man, with an estimated personal fortune of $ 4m He was once quoted as saying " If a man has not made a million dollars by the time he is forty, he is not worth much ".
If one throws a hot gas with entropy into a black hole, once it crosses the horizon, the entropy would disappear.
If a tuning other than equal temperament is used, the instrument requires retuning once the keyboard is shifted.
The Council of Trent decreed: " If anyone shall say that a man once justified can sin no more, nor lose grace, and that therefore he who falls and sins was never truly justified ; or, on the contrary, that throughout his whole life he can avoid all sins even venial sins, except by a special privilege of God, as the Church holds in regard to the Blessed Virgin: let him be anathema.
If international finance Jewry in and outside Europe should succeed in thrusting the nations once again into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevisation of the earth and with it the victory of Jewry, but the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.
: If we have deprived or dispossessed any Welshmen of lands, liberties, or anything else in England or in Wales, without the lawful judgement of their equals, these are at once to be returned to them.
If the case should arise, they are resolved, and prepared, to employ without delay all the forces at their command, and it is impossible to foresee the end of hostilities once engaged.
If Judge Landis was suspicious of an attorney's line of questioning, he would begin to wrinkle his nose, and once told a witness, " Now let's stop fooling around and tell exactly what did happen, without reciting your life's history.
" If he did not act at once it would be too late ," the telegram read, " because would send his car to the scrap heap.
If an event is sent on two channels at once, the event on the higher-numbered channel cannot transmit until the first one is finished, and so is delayed by 1ms.
If and they
If the bluff failed and they ran into trouble, Brannon had told the others, they would withdraw -- and he would come after his son another time.
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 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 we examine the three types of change from the point of view of their internal structure we find an additional profound difference between the third and the first two, one that accounts for the notable difference between the responses they evoke.
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 his scholarship and formal musicianship were not all they might have been, Mercer demonstrated at an early age that he was gifted with a remarkable ear for rhythm and dialect.
If the hardships of the winter at Valley Forge were trying for healthy men, they were, of course, much more so for those not in good health.
If, the editors sometimes, dozed and printed pretentious, New, York-mind, dross, they, also printed, Malraux,, Silone,, Chiaromonte,, Gide, Bellow,, Robert Lowell, Francis Fergusson, Mary McCarthy, Delmore Schwartz, Mailer, Elizabeth Hardwick, Eleanor Clark,, and a host of, other good writers.
If they give him advice when he asks it, or if they perform specified duties under his direction, the nature of the U. N. will not of necessity change.