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And it seems to me that nothing less than a long list of such cases is sufficient to lessen the difficulty in any particular case like that of the bat.
Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct, unless the prudence which must be supposed to attend maidens at that period of life at which Mrs Deborah had arrived, should a little lessen his admiration.
To all this Clennam merely replied that, granting the whole protest, nothing in it lessened the force, or could lessen the force, of the voluntary and public exoneration of his partner.
Fuller knowledge of the organization which produced such terrible results served to increase rather than to lessen the horror which it inspired in the minds of men.
It also lessens human breathing capacity in long term.
This has many dangers, he said, as the rise of the dollar lessens the value of the products being sold, and this in turn affects the exchange rate of the local currency in the decline.
Exemestane, a different kind of drug called an aromatase inhibitor, lessens the amount of estrogen made in the body.
Under sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Competition Act, a merger which substantially lessens competition by creating or strengthening a dominant position in the relevant market is prohibited unless it is proved that the proposed acquisition contributes substantially to the efficiency of the production or distribution of goods or to the provision of services, and that such efficiency could not reasonably have been achieved by a less restrictive means of competition and that the benefits of such efficiency or promotion clearly outweigh the adverse effect of the lessening of competition.
Under sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Competition Act, "a merger which substantially lessens competition by creating or strengthening a dominant position in the relevant market" is prohibited unless it is proved that the proposed acquisition contributes substantially to the efficiency of the production or distribution of goods or to the provision of services, and that such efficiency could not reasonably have been achieved by a less restrictive means of competition and that the benefits of such efficiency or promotion clearly outweigh the adverse effect of the lessening of competition.
Indeed any wound not sealed off, like an ulcer or a burn, hurts and, as soon as the doctor covers the open wound with a gel dressing, the pain lessens.
I have come to realise that instead of having a higher level education it may be more to do with the tradition of many Welsh students going to a university away from their home town that lessens the BNP's appeal.
That crunching absorbs some of the car's energy of motion, or kinetic energy, and lessens the impact on the rider.