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To judge from the conduct of the opposite parties, we shall be led to conclude that they will mutually hope to evince the justness of their opinions, and to increase the number of their converts by the loudness of their declamations and the bitterness of their invectives.
I explained that reform might increase the number of British citizens who had the right of voting at elections for parliament.
It would be just the thing in the London parks; without counting that it would be another way to increase the number of fruit-trees.
We had only three boarders and half a dozen day-pupils to commence with; but by due care and diligence we hoped ere long to increase the number of both.
Upon unpractised men, the arts of the sex are often successful, but generally they are allies that increase the number of the assailants, without promoting the victory.
Remember, my child, it was in our very infancy; we had neither mills, nor grain, nor roads, nor often clearings; we had nothing of increase but the mouths that were to be fed: for even at that inauspicious moment the restless spirit of emigration was not idle; nay, the general scarcity which extended to the East tended to increase the number of adventurers.
The ministers, compelled to obey the princes or the Chambers who impose upon them the distribution of the public moneys, and forced to retain the workers in office, proceeded to diminish salaries and increase the number of those workers, thinking that if more persons were employed by government the stronger the government would be.
Increasing number of EC "bullet of mercy", MP BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Al-Hal (Solution) bloc leading member Itab al-Douri said today that the calls to increase the number of the Election Commission (EC) will be "the bullet of mercy that will end democracy in Iraq".
Summary: Airlines plans to increase the number of Maltese flights to Tripoli to become on a daily basis with effect from 18 April.
To significantly increase the number of young women who are interested and prepared to enter the engineering profession requires a long-term focused outreach program that reaches students at an early age and continues through college," said Sherri Stuewer, vice president--safety, health and environment, Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Work by ACE and several other organizations on the National Diploma Project, a state-based initiative designed to increase the number of high school graduates who exit secondary school prepared to do college-level work without remediation or move smoothly into the workforce or military service.
However, if an academic scholarship is not a realistic option, then, by all means, we need to pursue all other avenues, including loans, part-time jobs, and scholarships for community service and athletics, to increase the number of African American college graduates.