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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 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 mere
They become philosophic abstractions of a private and problematic relevance, or mere catchwords in religious customs which had in them a diminishing part of active belief.
They could not imagine that the Germans, whom they had defeated only twenty years previously, could defeat them in a mere six weeks, as happened when France fell in June 1940.
They have gone from several millions of users at a given time to mere thousands.
They viewed men's oppression of women as ongoing and deliberate, holding individual men responsible for this oppression, viewing institutions and systems ( including the family ) as mere vehicles of conscious male intent, and rejecting psychologistic explanations of female submissiveness as blaming women for collaboration in their own oppression.
" They quote Blavatsky's writing in Secret Doctrine as stating Aryans used religion as an " everlasting lodestar " in contrast to Judaism which Blavatsky claimed was based on " mere calculation " while characterizing it as a " religion of hate and malice toward everyone and everything outside itself.
They may be long and filamentous, or short and reduced to mere knobs or warts.
They scout the notion that their terrible " black tiger " is a mere melanic variation, like the black leopard of the Old World and the wild black rabbit.
They were able to get away with innuendo that would have been unheard of a mere ten years before — in one episode, Sandy refers to Julian and his skill at the piano as: " a miracle of dexterity at the cottage upright "; innocuous in itself, unless one knows that a ' cottage ' was the polari term for a public toilet where men met for anonymous sexual encounters and ' upright ' referred to an erection.
They therefore took great pains to identify valid sources of knowledge and to distinguish these from mere false opinions.
They also treated such ceremonial symbols as the Key and Sash of Rassilon as mere historical curiosities, being unaware of their true function.
They were faced by the advancing Highland Brigade ; a mere three battalions.
They had cut the Tory majority from 102 seats to a mere 21, and for most of the three years leading up to the election opinion polls had indicated that Labour were more likely to win the election than the Tories were.
They believe that the multiple levels posited for English, whether primary – secondary or primary – secondary – tertiary, are mere phonetic detail and not true phonemic stress, and that often the alleged secondary stress is not characterized by the increase in respiratory activity normally associated with primary stress in English or with all stress in other languages.
They are not mere modifications of this cause or properties, as with Spinoza ,-- they are free forces having " their power or spring of action in themselves, and this is sufficient for our idea of independent finite reality.
They include the third largest party ( the Communist Party ), which still commands large support from many rural working areas as well as some of the immigrant population in Greece, as well as the far-right Popular Orthodox Rally, with the latter, while commanding a mere three and a half per cent of votes, seeking to capitalise on opposition in some quarters regarding Turkey's EU accession and any tension in the Aegean.
They are not mere subjects or vassals whose rights are delegated by a higher authority, nor are they passive objects of a political entity.
They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They raised their naval strength from a mere 11 squadrons of 3, 000 marines to 20 squadrons of 52, 000 marines in a century's time.
They can consume meat to the bone in mere nanoseconds.
They contain 7 extant families which are generally small but highly distinct, and a mere 12 lampriforms genera with some 20 species altogether are recognized.
They were not mere legal philosophers, but disposed of practical and " burning " questions of their time.
They claim that the mere existence of the third-party candidate essentially steals votes (" tilts " or " tips the scales ") from the more progressive of the two main candidates and puts the election in favor of the " worse " candidate — because the small percentage that goes towards the third party candidate is a part " wasted " that could have instead gone to the lesser-evil candidate.
They may also offer services beyond mere cleansing, and turn into a spa, offering medical baths, massages, mud baths, fitness centers, etc., as for example the Spa LaQua at the Tokyo Dome City entertainment complex.
They have thereby transmuted the work from mere scholarship into warning.

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