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After illustrating the wisdom of going backward, by reference to that sagacious fish, the crab, and the not unfrequent practice of the mule and donkey, he described their general objects; which were briefly vengeance on their Tyrant Masters (of whose grievous and insupportable oppression no 'prentice could entertain a moment's doubt) and the restoration, as aforesaid, of their ancient rights and holidays; for neither of which objects were they now quite ripe, being barely twenty strong, but which they pledged themselves to pursue with fire and sword when needful.
When they came to the dark corner where their unfrequent meetings always ended, they stopped, still silent, as if both were afraid to speak.
On the other hand, political persistence may be one dimension of a stable political environment, with unfrequent government change and long political careers.
W]e desire to state that in our opinion it is, if not absolutely impossible, at least not practicable, to foresee all the various combinations of circumstances which may happen, but which are of so unfrequent [sic] occurrence that they have not hitherto been the subject of judicial consideration, although they might constitute a justification or excuse, and to use language at once so precise and clear and comprehensive as to include all cases that ought to be included, and not to include any case that ought to be excluded.
as of late the Sperm Whale fishery had been and not unfrequent ; therefore it was, that for the most part, , as it were, In that way, mostly, the disastrous encounter between Ahab and the whale had hitherto been popularly regarded.
As a consequence, law business is declining, clients are unfrequent, and the Bar is losing money.
Due to their great differences in token frequencies, the relatively unfrequent -(t)ura climbs up to a value even higher than that of the nearly-inflectional -mente, while conversely the huge suffix -(z)ione, burdened by its over one million tokens, sinks down, not far from the unproductive suffix -evole, which is manifestly absurd.
Catatrophic risks are traditionally very expensive and unfrequent events (Soderlund, 1997).
Moreover, we have shown that the main fall lambing takes place at a time when the mistral is unfrequent, and the environment is wet.