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And now he and his wife were pacing slowly down the nave, carried forward on the light Mendelssohn ripples, the spring day beckoning to them through widely opened doors, and Mrs.
Just at this time, Pierre Abelard, who had already made himself widely famous as a rhetorician, came to found a school of rhetoric in Paris.
Continually, in the Journal, we pause over things that would rank for beauties among widely differing models of the best French prose.
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
I conclude, looking to the future, that for terrestrial productions a large continental area, which will probably undergo many oscillations of level, and which consequently will exist for long periods in a broken condition, will be the most favourable for the production of many new forms of life, likely to endure long and to spread widely.
I believe it can and does apply most efficiently, from the simple circumstance that the more diversified the descendants from any one species become in structure, constitution, and habits, by so much will they be better enabled to seize on many and widely diversified places in the polity of nature, and so be enabled to increase in numbers.
Again, Euphorbia, a mundane or widely distributed genus, has here eight species, of which seven are confined to the archipelago, and not one found on any two islands: Acalypha and Borreria, both mundane genera, have respectively six and seven species, none of which have the same species on two islands, with the exception of one Borreria, which does occur on two islands.
Again he tossed his head, fretting against the bit as the driver turned widely aside for safety in passing.
Or was she still capable of controlling her own actions; and were we two following our widely parted roads towards one point in the mysterious future, at which we were to meet once more?
He is still probably the most widely read writer in Russia.
His support - never explicit, but widely perceived among Christian voters - was seen as crucial in Dole's decisive victory in the South Carolina primary in March, which stopped Buchanan's insurgent candidacy.
An alternative proposal that has guided John's work and the efforts of a number of other investigators over the past 50 years is that memory -- the processing and reclaiming of experience over short and long stretches of time -- is somehow widely distributed in the brain, with some neurons participating in more than one memory.