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Occasionally a matrimonial epidemic appears, especially toward spring, devastating society, thinning the ranks of bachelordom, and leaving mothers lamenting for their fairest daughters.
THROUGH massacres of each other's citizens China and the United States had been four times plunged into devastating wars, when, in the year 1994, arose a Philosopher in Madagascar, who laid before the Governments of the two distracted countries the following MODUS VIVENDI:
But near the end of the tenth century new swarms of 'Danes' reappeared from the Baltic lands, once more slaughtering and devastating, until at last in the eleventh century the 'Danish' though Christian Canute ruled for twenty years over all England.
Lady Wetherby's good-tempered mouth, far from good-tempered now, curled in a devastating sneer.
Pickwick and his friends cowered involuntarily to escape damage from the heavy fall of rooks, which they felt quite certain would be occasioned by the devastating barrel of their friend.
6 million euro to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago.
Executive director of nursing and social care for Mersey Care N HS Trust, Ray Walker, told the ECHO: "It's a devastating report, it's devastating for the Gadsby family and it's devastating for me as a nurse.
To lose in the manner they did when QPR were not offering a great deal going forward at that stage would be trebly devastating.
I can't speak highly enough of him, he was a great player in his time, I played with him for Wales and he's been my manager for a few years now, so it's devastating.
It was devastating to hear and terrible for his family.
ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Pakistans economy which had registered a growth rate of 7-8 per cent in the past had been first devastated by the incidents of terrorism in which the country suffered loses to the tune of billions of dollars, while the recent devastating floods have exacerbated the economic challenges.
Summary: Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI sent a condolence message to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet following the devastating earthquake that hit the Latin American country on Saturday.