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That isn't nearly as far below Raqqa's figures as the conflicts' relative durations might lead one to expect.
This might lead one to expect a miniature economic downturn in the lead-up to an election tally, when the future of American politics is all but certain.
The title "Fatherhood" might lead one to expect a touching paean to parenthood worthy of a Lake Wobegon monologue, but we're treated instead to a rather vivid account of the biological process by which fertilization occurs.
Whilst the title might lead one to expect that the various sections of the book would examine each of the four elements of a quadruple helix, the chapters are instead grouped together into five very different sections internally: innovative capacity, financing, human capital, knowledge management and environmental sustainability.
In many cases, citizens assessments of economic and income expectations as well as the propensity to buy was more negative than the domestic framework numbers would lead one to expect.
This was one reason the Catholic Church was not as supportive of the Philippine Magna Carta of Women, a cornerstone law for gender equality, as its recent rhetoric on women's rights might lead one to expect.
Turkey's latitude would lead one to expect a broadly temperate or Mediterranean climate.
The thematic approach of the book is, however, rather eclectic and it is not the comprehensive survey that the title might lead one to expect of 'India in Britain' from 1858 to 1950.
Horizon is a much better book than the debut novel would lead one to expect.
While a collection of essays by former students and colleagues of Chambers might lead one to expect a pacifist bent, that isn't the case.
Even people whose station in life or known qualifications lead one to expect a higher degree of thinking from them, can demonstrate what one might call "dis-enlightenment" once they begin to participate in a debate on the Internet.
Anecdotal evidence alone might lead one to expect good leaders to outperform those whose leadership competencies are poorly developed.