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Don Quixote was mightily provoked by this answer, and seizing the mule by the bridle he said, "Halt, and be more mannerly, and render an account of what I have asked of you; else, take my defiance to combat, all of you.
For if any one should render an account of what a primary substance is, he would render a more instructive account, and one more proper to the subject, by stating the species than by stating the genus.
Then, as if to render an account to herself of the changes she could place upon her countenance, so mobile and so expressive, she made it take all expressions from that of passionate anger, which convulsed her features, to that of the most sweet, most affectionate, and most seducing smile.
And then, to follow your Lordship's wishes I shall hold myself at your disposal to render an account to you, when and where you will.
Suppose it is rather fussy and provoking, like all good housekeepers, --it can at any moment render an account of its disbursements.
When the prince called upon him, he came and stood by his side, and in a calm, clear voice began to render an account of the mission confided to him.
Can we render an account of human security that makes the Mother Teresas of the world intelligible--and accept as infinitely more secure the poverty and deprivations of service than the powers of self-determination and wealth?
If they don't, the historical responsibility period will start and those who avoid to say "YES", never will render an account of this to the history.
With joy they returned to Jesus to render an account of their activities.
Member of Parliament Maksat Sabirov asked Speaker Asylbek Jeenbekov to order the Government to render an account on process of negotiations with leadership of Centerra Gold Inc.
But if students are not closed to divine grace yet come away from our schools without a sense that they are loved by God and that they are good not by virtue of their accomplishments or academic excellence, but because they belong to God and are destined to return to Him, then we have failed; and it is a failure for which we will have the terrifying and onerous task of having to render an account before God--terrifying because the period of mercy will have passed forever (Rm.
Numerous suggestions have been offered, but perhaps the most illuminating is Basil Studer's observation that the Holy Spirit was taken by the early church to have to do only with the Christian community itself, and that it therefore was believed to have little apologetic value in the struggle to render an account of the Christian faith in the face of the challenge of Hellenism (A.