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There was a measure of protection in its concrete walls and ceiling, but the engineers who hastily installed it were well aware that concrete is not much better than prayer, if as efficacious, when a direct hit comes along.
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There and was
There was brush, and stands of pine that no grass could grow under, and places so steep that cattle wouldn't stop to graze.
There was an artificial lake just out of sight in the first stand of trees, fed by a half dozen springs that popped out of the ground above the hillside orchard.
There a dozen giant monitors played their seventy-five-foot jets of water against the huge seam of tertiary gravel which was the mountainside.
There was only one place where the mountain might receive her -- that unnamed, unnameable pool harbored in its secret bosom.
There was a peculiar density about it, a thick substance that could be sensed but never identified, never actually perceived.
There was some idle talk, a listless discussion of this or that small happening during the day's drive.
There was a feeling that this mission would be canceled like all the others and that this muddy wet dark world of combat would go on forever.
There had been a good second or two during which my muffler had been blowing out, and now I was certain I'd seen her somewhere before.
There was something about the contour of her face, her smile that was like New Orleans sunshine, the way she held her head, the way she walked -- there was scarcely anything she did which did not fascinate me.
There and measure
There is a measure of drama that cross-examination adds to any trial because of the challenging of the statements made by a witness.
There is some evidence that the use of specially tailored fonts may provide some measure of assistance for those suffering from dyslexia .< ref >
There is no international juridical authority in Anglicanism, although the tradition's common experience of episcopacy, symbolised by the historical link with the See of Canterbury, along with a common and complex liturgical tradition, has provided a measure of unity.
There have been many different theories advanced over the centuries for the origin of the name: most can be dismissed as fanciful on linguistic or historical grounds, while a few have some measure of academic plausibility.
There must also be in the believer a deep conviction of needing more of God in his or her life, and a measure of consecration by which the believer yields himself or herself to the will of God.
There is a general consensus, even among those who argue in favor of security through obscurity, that security through obscurity should never be used as a primary security measure.
There is, up to a positive multiplicative constant, a unique countably additive, nontrivial measure μ on the Borel subsets of G satisfying the following properties:
There is electronic equipment both to generate sinewaves and to measure distortion ; but a general-purpose digital computer equipped with a sound card can carry out harmonic analysis with suitable software.
There is no widely held consensus on how to measure social capital, which has become a debate in itself: why refer to this phenomenon as ' capital ' if there is no true way to measure it?
There is no requirement that a Golomb ruler be able to measure all distances up to its length, but if it does, it is called a perfect Golomb ruler.
There was also much controversy over the government's decision to reintroduce prescription charges in 1968 ( after having abolished them in 1964 ), although the blow of this measure was arguably by softened by the fact that many people were exempted from charges.
There he learnt a lot about writing and editing, and later admitted of Tolkien's influence, " to be successful in fantasy, you have to take the measure of Tolkien — work with his strengths and away from his weaknesses ".
There is also a measure known as heat transfer coefficient: the quantity of heat that passes in unit time through unit area of a plate of particular thickness when its opposite faces differ in temperature by one kelvin.
There are different types of fingerprint readers on the market, but the basic idea behind each is to measure the physical difference between ridges and valleys.
There is one brood produced a year, with clutch size usually two ; the dull white eggs measure and are sparsely spotted or blotched with reddish brown.
There are several scales used to measure spasticity, such as the King ’ s Hypertonicity Scale, the Tardieu, and the Modified Ashworth.
There are social choice theory definitions of seemingly reasonable criteria that are a measure of the fairness of certain aspects of voting, including non-dictatorship, unrestricted domain, non-imposition, Pareto efficiency, and independence of irrelevant alternatives but Arrow's impossibility theorem states that no voting system can meet all these standards.