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Just so," said Nicholl, smiling; "if we could succeed in suppressing weight as they suppress pain by anaesthesia, that would change the face of modern society
For a while, like most young girls, she thought marriage would change the face of life.
Four years had been sufficient to change the face of the township.
It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love,--this hunger of the heart,--as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.
He also learns about the production of cotton which helped to develop Manchester, and hears about the introduction of railways, a revolution in transport which would change the face of the landscape.
Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah announced on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership will take "serious, substantial" steps that will change the face of the region amid rumors that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas may dissolve the Palestinian Authority (PA), the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT reported on Friday.
The Palestinian leadership faces a major test including taking big decisions that will change the face of the region," he said.
The adaptive re-use of existing industrial inventory, combined with emerging communities embracing light manufacturing, warehouse and distribution users forced out of other areas, continue to change the face of New York City's industrial real estate market.
The new complex will likely change the face of the neighborhood.
When CEO Clifford Franklin started the full-service advertising agency in 1997 with his wife, Sharilyn, and his brother Mike, the plan was to change the face of advertising.
In 1347 the plague literally sailed into Sicily, and would change the face of Europe and Asia, introducing an unprecedented killer disease affecting not just people, but animals.
Operating as a spy, he learns about political undercurrents which will change the face of Rome itself.