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Then Alcinous told Laodamas and Halius to dance alone, for there was no one to compete with them.
In a few hours the examination would commence, and he was still in the dilemma between making the facts public and allowing the culprit to compete for the valuable scholarship.
There is banking, the law, veterinary surgery, government offices, the civil service, all these at least should be thrown freely open to women, if they have brains enough to compete successfully for them.
Being in favor of letting the women compete for employment with the men, Sir Jervis was willing to try, what he calls, 'a female.
Cassandra has a following and seven cities compete for the honor of
That climate acts in main part indirectly by favouring other species, we may clearly see in the prodigious number of plants in our gardens which can perfectly well endure our climate, but which never become naturalised, for they cannot compete with our native plants, nor resist destruction by our native animals.
And these are not the only evils, I said--there are several lesser ones: In such a state of society the master fears and flatters his scholars, and the scholars despise their masters and tutors; young and old are all alike; and the young man is on a level with the old, and is ready to compete with him in word or deed; and old men condescend to the young and are full of pleasantry and gaiety; they are loth to be thought morose and authoritative, and therefore they adopt the manners of the young.
The formula was incredible, but it must soon be printed and sent, and though Wickham Place need not compete with Oniton, it must feed its guests properly, and provide them with sufficient chairs.
I've had to compete with some of the sharpest wits going to get my pile.
You can't take it up in the middle forties and expect to compete with those who have been at it from infancy.
One doesn't COMPETE with a rank outsider like that.