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This letter Lady Bellaston thought would certainly turn the balance against Jones in the mind of Sophia, and she was emboldened to give it up, partly by her hopes of having him instantly dispatched out of the way, and partly by having secured the evidence of Honour, who, upon sounding her, she saw sufficient reason to imagine was prepared to testify whatever she pleased.
My conscience, my faith, and although that counts for little, my political career, were in the balance against my love for you.
Do you believe there is any chance of her consent, to balance against the outrage it would be to her (loving dear old lady!) to propose it?
Chickenstalker: always inclined to corpulency, even in the days when he had known her as established in the general line, and having a small balance against him in her books.
Payment Terms: 95 Percent Against Rites Ic And Receipted Challan And Balance Against R/Note.
"Together with income generation ideas we're looking at what we can do, but that requires balance against the private sector.
London, May 13 ( ANI ): New Zealand reportedly aims to prevent England spinner Graeme Swann from tilting the balance against them on his return to the international cricket at Lord's during the forthcoming first test between the two sides.
You have never been able to find the carrot-and-stick balance against the Greek Cypriots," Bagis told a panel discussion, "Remodelling Europe," as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar takes his place in the Schalke squad after overcoming a minor injury and his link up with classy Spanish forward Raul could tip the balance against Hertha, whose loose defending has been reflected by their failure to keep a clean sheet in the last five matches.
Riders will board the state-of-the-art machine pitting their wits and balance against a revolving carpet of soft brushes rather than Atlantic rollers, and getting a true taste of life on the ocean.
"Because the Ministry of Business and Trade has the right to intervene if an agency unduly raises the prices of its products or services and can allow traders to directly import these products or services, there is a check and balance against possible monopolistic practices," Al Khalaf said.
Summary: BEIRUT: The US will boost the capabilities of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to balance against the influence of Syria and Hizbullah in Lebanon, As-Safir newspaper quoted a senior US Army official as saying on Thursday.