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Though he had been writing since he was a child ( winning a YMCA contest at age 14 ), he began taking writing courses at the University of Victoria in 1970, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing there in 1974.
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Though I had a great dread of the island and felt I would never leave it alive, I eagerly wrote down everything she told me about its women.
Though the four boys and two girls, the youngest nineteen years of age, the oldest twenty-four, came from varying backgrounds and had different professional and personal interests, there was surprising agreement among them.
Though it did not become known to the writer for some time, a nucleus group had sprung up within the class.
Though little democracy had ever been practised in this region, and much of it was still ruled by feudalistic means, it was taken for granted that at least the forms of Western democracy would be established in this area and Western capitalism preserved within it.
Though it is not easy to apply the evidence of the Iliad to any specific era, this marvelous product of the epic tradition had certainly taken definitive shape by 750.
Though Bob Carroll seemed to have had his head practically blown off by the exploding grenade, he lived.
Though such works as Coming of Age in Samoa and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword remain popular with the American public, Mead and Benedict never had the impact on the discipline of anthropology that some expected.
Though equipped with limbs and the ability to breathe air, most still had a long tapering body and strong tail.
Though her personal contact with Alfred Nobel had been brief, she corresponded with him until his death in 1896, and it is believed that she was a major influence in his decision to include a peace prize among those prizes provided in his will.
Though she had taken away Alexander's sword, they feared to set about the deed until she threatened to wake him.
Though he was destined to be a strongly counter-reforming emperor, Alexander had little prospect of succeeding to the throne during the first two decades of his life, as he had an elder brother, Nicolas, who seemed of robust constitution.
Though his party won the governor's race and control of the legislature, Johnson still had to overcome considerable opposition from the conservatives in both parties.
Though most BBS software had been written in BASIC or Pascal ( with some low-level routines written in assembly language ), the C language was starting to gain popularity.
Though associated with the Sassanid Persians and with Mithradates VI Eupator ( who for a time incorporated the city into his empire ), by the late Hellenistic or early Roman period, the star and crescent motif had been associated to some degree with Byzantium.
Though a practicing Christian, he had been born into a Jewish family with origins from Portugal, and had converted at a young age.
Though the merger process was traumatic and the new party suffered a few years of extremely poor poll results, it gradually found much greater electoral success than the Liberal Party had done in the post-war era.
Though the Balkan allies had fought together against the common enemy, that was not enough to overcome their mutual rivalries.
Though Havana, which had become the third-largest city in the Americas, was to enter an era of sustained development and closening ties with North America during this period, the British occupation of the city proved short-lived.
Though Gauss had up to that point been financially supported by his stipend from the Duke, he doubted the security of this arrangement, and also did not believe pure mathematics to be important enough to deserve support.
Though conquerors, the Chaldeans were rapidly and completely assimilated into the dominant Babylonian culture, as the Amorites before them had been, and after the fall of Babylon in 539 BC the term " Chaldean " was no longer used to describe a specific race of people, but rather a " socio-Economic " class, regardless of ethnicity.
Though Chiang had achieved status abroad as a world leader, his government deteriorated as the result of corruption and inflation.
Though fascinated by the narrative elements of some of the pictures, particularly the Biblical themes of the massive paintings of Benjamin West, at this point Beaux had no aspirations of becoming an artist.
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Though there is obviously great need for continued experimentation with various types of short-term intervention to further efforts in developing an operational definition of prevention at the secondary -- or perhaps, in some instances, primary -- level, the place of short-term intervention has already been documented by a number of investigators in a wide variety of settings.
Though the spread of this type of decoration in the Aegean has not yet been precisely determined, it seems to appear first in the Cyclades, which were among the leading exporters of pottery throughout the century.
Though there has been some avant garde indication that contemporary furniture might go back to the boxy look of the '20's and '40's, two manufacturers chose to take the approach of the sophisticated, but warm look in contemporary.
Though the subject -- segregation in her native South -- has been thoroughly worked, Miss McCullers uses her poet's instinct and storyteller's skill to reaffirm her place at the very top of modern American writing.
Though the ceremony installs the new abbot into a position of legal authority, it does not confer further sacramental authority-it is not a further degree of Holy Orders ( although some abbots have been ordained to the episcopacy ).
Though the only accounts of his lectures seem to show a sort of eccentric style and approach, he was said to have been good friends with many other masters at the school in Paris, and taught there, as well as some time in southern France, into his old age.
Though Antlia was technically visible to ancient Greek astronomers, its stars were too faint to have been included in any constellations.
Though several configurations have been tried, particularly in the early experimental days of tank development, a standard, mature design configuration has since emerged to a generally accepted pattern.
Though wine ( vino ) has traditionally been the most popular alcoholic beverage in Argentina, beer ( cerveza ; the Italian birra is frequently used ) in recent decades has competed with wine in popularity.
Though most of these laws have been relaxed or repealed in most states, they are still strictly enforced in some other states.
Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish uilleann pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes have been played for centuries throughout large parts of Europe, the Caucasus, around the Persian Gulf and in Northern Africa.
Though Oceania's Ministry of Truth, Ministry of Plenty, and Ministry of Peace each have names with meanings deliberately opposite to their real purpose, the Ministry of Love is perhaps the most straightforward: " rehabilitated thought criminals " leave the Ministry as loyal subjects who have been brainwashed into genuinely loving Big Brother.
" Though she claims thousands of followers, mostly in Germany, there has been no verification that any have lived for extended periods without food.
Though some trade restrictions were lifted on the north to alleviate economic isolation for the Turkish Cypriots, further negotiations have not been a priority.
Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas ( having been preceded by the Norse expedition led by Leif Ericson in the 11th century ), Columbus's voyages led to the first lasting European contact with America, inaugurating a period of European exploration and colonization of foreign lands that lasted for several centuries.
Though much attention has been focused on the security and military aspects of Colombia's situation, the administration also is spending significant time on issues such as expanding international trade, supporting alternate means of development, and reforming Colombia's judicial system.
Though these sees are now seven ( Ostia and Velletri having been separated in 1914 ), there are only six cardinal bishops, since the Dean always adds the title of Ostia to his original suburbicarian diocese.
Though native speakers of English have been working in non-English speaking countries in this capacity for years, it was not until the last twenty-five years or so that there was any widespread focus on training particularly for this field.