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Yes, it was like a dream in which a man fancies that a ruffian is coming to attack him, and raises his arm to strike that ruffian a terrible blow which he knows should annihilate him, but then feels that his arm drops powerless and limp like a rag, and the horror of unavoidable destruction seizes him in his helplessness.
Will only thought of giving a good pinch that would annihilate that vaunted laboriousness, and was unable to imagine the mode in which Dorothea would be wounded.
Besides, Barbicane's plans would ensure greater perfection for his projectile, and go far to annihilate altogether the effects of the shock.
It will indeed be thought that I have an overweening confidence in the principle of natural selection, when I do not admit that such wonderful and well-established facts at once annihilate my theory.
I do not pretend that the facts given in this chapter strengthen in any great degree my theory; but none of the cases of difficulty, to the best of my judgment, annihilate it.
That is touching another great and much disputed question," exclaimed the Doctor, who seized upon every distinct idea that the ardent and somewhat dogmatic old man left exposed to his mental grasp, with the vain hope of inducing a logical discussion, in which he might bring his battery of syllogisms to annihilate the unscientific defences of his antagonist.
My own unnatural mother,' screamed the young lady, 'wants to annihilate George
But I can answer you in one word and annihilate all your suspicions.
This target separates the positron from the antiproton so that each component can be detected independently as it annihilates.
Both patterns peak at the wavelength of photons created when an electron collides with and annihilates its antimatter counterpart, a positron.
It is hard to contain, because an antiparticle tends quickly to meet its opposite in a collision that annihilates them both.
This rapidly annihilates the polarlity of the cloud as set up by the ice and suddenly releases the free positive and negative ions from their respective bonds at the cloud ends.