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If they opted for illusion, it could only be illusion per se -- an illusion of depth, and of relief, so general and abstracted as to exclude the representation of individual objects.
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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 once they become inattentive to the public affairs '', Jefferson said, `` you and I, and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves ''.
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.
If and opted
If, on the other hand, they opted for representation, it had to be representation per se -- representation as image pure and simple, without connotations ( at least, without more than schematic ones ) of the three-dimensional space in which the objects represented originally existed.
If the called person has opted to use ENUM she / he will have published the ENUM number and have entered ( via ENUM NAPTR ) his / her wishes for how the call should be terminated.
Chaplin, deciding that he didn't want to have to write the script with Welles, opted out, saying in effect " If it isn't written yet, I'm not interested.
The GPO constitution requires that a leadership review be held bi-annually ; If more than one-third of voting members had opted for a review, a leadership race would have been held in 2006.
When it was obvious the engineer could take it no more, Lasalle opted to end the battle by saying, “ If you had known me better you would have attached less importance to the fact you have been injured, and if I had known better, I would have refrained from continuing to fight after you had been injured.
In the UK, " I Started Something I Couldn't Finish " was chosen instead, but other countries ( United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands ) opted to keep " Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before ", releasing it in 7 ", 12 " and CD single formats.
If he opted to be caned, he would select the blue shorts ; if he chose the black shorts he would receive forgiveness.
If and for
If she, Pamela, were being held responsible for his crimes, then hers must be the final act of expiation.
I showed her the shower and tub, and she said, smiling, `` If you really don't mind, I think I'll get clean in the shower, then soak for a few minutes in your tub.
If it were not that I knew who it was I could have mistaken it for my Aunt so well did her clothes fit him.
If a work is divided into several large segments, a last-minute drawing of random numbers may determine the order of the segments for any particular performance.
If Wilhelm Reich is the Moses who has led them out of the Egypt of sexual slavery, Dylan Thomas is the poet who offers them the Dionysian dialectic of justification for their indulgence in liquor, marijuana, sex, and jazz.
If he thus achieves a lyrical, dreamlike, drugged intensity, he pays the price for his indulgence by producing work -- Allen Ginsberg's `` Howl '' is a striking example of this tendency -- that is disoriented, Dionysian but without depth and without Apollonian control.
If he had been `` liquidated '' in some way, he would have become a martyr, a rallying point for people who shared his ideas.
If we remove ourselves for a moment from our time and our infatuation with mental disease, isn't there something absurd about a hero in a novel who is defeated by his infantile neurosis??
If we grasp this opportunity to build an age of productive partnership between the less fortunate nations and those that have already achieved a high state of economic advancement, we will make brighter the outlook for a world order based upon security and freedom.
`` If you become a Baptist, I will not '', Ann informed her husband, but sweeping her threat aside Adoniram continued to search for an answer to the personal dilemma in which he found himself.
If only for this modest masterpiece of military history, Blenheim is likely to be read and reread long after newer interpretations have perhaps altered our picture of the Marlborough wars.
If, as Reid says, `` nearly all his poetry was produced when he was not taking opium '', there may be some reason to doubt that he was under its influence in the period from 1896 to 1900 when he was writing the poems to Katie King and making plans for another book of verse.
If Robinson was a liar and a slanderer, he was also a very canny gentleman, for nothing that Pike could do would pry so much as a single word out of him.
If Gorton wanted peace and quiet for his complicated meditations this is where he should have had it.
If she wanted to borrow any sum of money in expecting the arrangements of Congress, it would not become a stranger, unknown to her, to offer himself for that purpose.
If his circumspection in regard to Philip's sensibilities went so far that he even refused to grant a dispensation for the marriage of Amadee's daughter, Agnes, to the son of the dauphin of Vienne -- a truly peacemaking move according to thirteenth-century ideas, for Savoy and Dauphine were as usual fighting on opposite sides -- for fear that he might seem to be favoring the anti-French coalition, he would certainly never take the far more drastic step of ordering the return of Gascony to Edward, even though, as he admitted to the English ambassadors, he had been advised that the original cession was invalid.