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They are preoccupied riding herd on control panels, switches, flashing colored lights on pale green or gray consoles that look like business machines.
They are supplied, a batch at a time, by a secret source and are continually changed by Wisman or his staff, at random intervals.
They are mere fragments, just one portion of preprepared messages.
They are huge areas which have been swept by winds for so many centuries that there is no soil left, but only deep bare ridges fifty or sixty yards apart with ravines between them thirty or forty feet deep and the only thing that moves is a scuttling layer of sand.
They recognized that slavery was a moral issue and not merely an economic interest, and that to recognize it explicitly in their Constitution would be in explosive contradiction to the concept of sovereignty they had set forth in the Declaration of 1776 that `` all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
They are in general those fears that once seemed to have been amenable to prayer or ritual.
They are non-conformists on principle.
They are full of contempt for the institution of matrimony.
They feel they are leagued against a hostile, persecutory world, faced with the concerted malevolent opposition of squares and their hirelings, the police.
They for their part are convinced that Holmes is too `` unorthodox '' and `` theoretical '' to make a good detective.
They are presumed to have plunged to a common grave in this fatal embrace.
They are determined to prove something.
They tell us, sir, that we are free, because we have in one hand a ballot, and in the other a stock certificate.
They are very small, and in the form of haystacks, without either chimney or windows.
They are situated in the midst of trees, which hang over them, and appear truly romantick.
On December 21, the day that the Irish House of Commons petitioned for removal of Sir Constantine Phipps, their Tory Lord Chancellor, Molesworth reportedly made this remark on the defense of Phipps by Convocation: `` They that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also ''.
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 ''.
They emerged as interchangeable cogs in a faulty but formidable machine: shaved nearly naked, hair queued, greatcoated, jackbooted, and best of all -- in the opinion of the British professional, Major Semple-Lisle -- `` their minds are not estranged from the paths of obedience by those smatterings of knowledge which only serve to lead to insubordination and mutiny ''.
They are longing to see you ''.
They are not true because scientists or prophets say they are true.

They and about
They were about a mile off ; ;
They got tin cups of coffee from the big pot on the coosie's fire, rolled and lighted brown-paper cigarettes, lounged about.
They had never seen a tultul but they had heard about it from their fathers ''.
They know little about their machinery beyond mechanical details.
They never troubled themselves about us while we were playing, because the fence formed such a definite boundary and `` Don't go outside the gate '' was a command so impossible of misinterpretation.
But I suspect that the old Roman was referring to change made under military occupation -- the sort of change which Tacitus was talking about when he said, `` They make a desert, and call it peace '' ( `` Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant ''.
They were repelled by his noisy newspapers, his personal publicity, his presumptuous campaign for the Presidential nomination, and by the swelling cloud of rumor about his moral lapses.
They did not worry about `` experience '', because experience thrust itself upon them.
They laughed and, true to national form and manners, never talked long or solemnly on any subject at all, but some of them worried out loud about short memories and ghosts.
They had never seen one before and had expressed a curiosity about it.
They were an old fat couple ( as Linda Kay described them to herself ), a thick middle-aged man, and a girl about ten or twelve.
They looked so formidable, however, so demanding, that I found myself staring at them in dismay and starting to woolgather again, this time about Francesca and her husband.
They quote about the same mass threshold as that of the U.S. apparatus, but a momentum threshold about 40 times greater.
They talked and wrote much about the elemental functions of the body.
They arrived in Washington about the same time during the early postwar years: Kennedy as the young Congressman from Massachusetts ; ;
They understood and teased me a bit about it.
They all mean well, have great promises to make when they are about to go home, but drinking is their sickness.
`` They won't talk about who gave the information.
They had learned, both of them, about Abraham Wharf.
They borrowed a typewriter, raised about $2,000 in contributions, hired a secretary, persuaded a couple of young men to join them for almost no pay and began mailing out a collection of unstapled leaflets that they called Guideposts.
They were covered with tiny white blossoms, their scant roots clawing at the stony ground, and wild birds darted in and about and through them so they were nearly alive with the rustle and cry.
They are about to do so at any moment as it is.
They even talked about Lucille down at the Young Christians' League where I spent a lot of time in Bible classes and helping out with the office work for our foreign mission.
They were good-living religious people, and I can truthfully say I never heard them spread any gossip about anybody.

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