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TO OBSERVE, civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Aitekaf is Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and Muslims observe it in last 10 days of Holy Month of Ramazan by worshipping in seclusion by hanging cloth to form cubicles in mosques while women sit in a quiet room in their homes.
You can join astronomers around the world at lunar observing events and observe the 7-day-old moon on the 22nd.
We carefully monitored the babies and toddlers whose parents allowed us to observe them at baby storytime, looking for signs of distress or discomfort.
"Comedy is mostly rhythm," he observes. "It's knowing when to stand still, when to pass the baton to the oilier performers.
In order to observe insects, Fabre would crawl on his hands and knees, or remain in the same position in the same place for an entire day.
But in a world of pure altruism, there would be no prices to observe.
Build your own "space capsule" and observe how astronauts experience this sensation.
It is important to observe here by way of brief anticipation that this is precisely the kind of confession the Vatican document did not make.
The Mitchells are among an estimated 15 million people of African descent who observe the holiday in some form.
I recently came across an essay that captured in two sentences the capacity of natural science to let us observe without requiring that we actually see.
Monitoring the situation to see whether it is now feasible to observe the market value of the asset or liability.
Once you carefully observe and go beyond the surface behavior of these people, you can't fail to encounter archetypes." Indeed extra-narrative allusions are easy to make during The Man Who: we're watching historyless figures in a post-Modern "culture of amnesia," for example.

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