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According to Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi' s-run station, loyalists to the dictator managed to regain control of Misrata something which rebels counterclaimed by the mere fact that heavy fighting still went on within and without the peripheries of the town.
By the mere fact that they are apathetic, the odds are they're not inclined to stand up for themselves.
There is a school of preventive thought out there which myopically insists that men, by the mere fact of their gender, are not qualified to speak about abortion.
What we're dealing with is a very emotional issue - the default collections process and subsequent foreclosure on a mortgage, and it is further complicated by the mere fact that a person's home is in jeopardy of being repossessed," Alt said.