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Apart from his main vocation, which was the service of his Tsar and the fatherland, he always set himself some particular aim, and however unimportant it was, devoted himself completely to it and lived for it until it was accomplished.
He was the child of his company; he was alone in the world, so he had adopted the army for his fatherland, and the regiment for his family.
The wealthy and principal men in New England, in the beginning of the colonies, commenced their first dwelling-houses in this fashion for two reasons: firstly, in order not to waste time in building, and not to want food the next season; secondly, in order not to discourage poor laboring people whom they brought over in numbers from Fatherland.
If the people yield, well and good; but if they resist him, as he began by beating his own father and mother, so now, if he has the power, he beats them, and will keep his dear old fatherland or motherland, as the Cretans say, in subjection to his young retainers whom he has introduced to be their rulers and masters.
It was his hope that the clouds of materialism obscuring the Fatherland would part in time, and the mild intellectual light re-emerge.
The meeting was opened by the governor, who made a speech to the nobles, urging them to elect the public functionaries, not from regard for persons, but for the service and welfare of their fatherland, and hoping that the honorable nobility of the Kashinsky province would, as at all former elections, hold their duty as sacred, and vindicate the exalted confidence of the monarch.
It reminds me of the plays of my Fatherland, and of your own Adelphi Theatre.
From all mountains do I look out for fatherlands and motherlands.
Alien to me, and a mockery, are the present-day men, to whom of late my heart impelled me; and exiled am I from fatherlands and motherlands.
Political divisions ought not paralyze state institutions and Hezbollah would continue to shed blood sacrifice of the cream of its youth in defense of both land and fatherland, he vowed.
Arise, children of the Fatherland, The day of glory has arrived
Winner of the 2015 Douglas Wright Graphic Arts Best Book Award, Fatherland documents this Canadian-born artist's quest to fathom her family's tragically fragmented history.