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"Just so," said Nicholl, smiling; "if we could succeed in suppressing weight as they suppress pain by anaesthesia, that would change the face of modern society!"
For a while, like most young girls, she thought marriage would change the face of life.
Four years had been sufficient to change the face of the township.
At least her father would stroke her head and say, "Never mind, my wench." It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love,--this hunger of the heart,--as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.
Summary: It is a crucial time for Pakistan as the elections can change the face of the nation.
The new label is ready to not just change the face of the music industry but also contribute to the success recorded in the industry so far.'
The Birmingham Post looks forward to the top developments that will change the face of the city next year in a supplement on December 12.
Public cloud storage will take a long time to be adopted, but it will significantly change the face of the storage industry; flash memory will also significantly change the face of the storage industry at a very detailed level.
He also learns about the production of cotton which helped to develop Manchester, and hears about the introduction of railways, a revolution in transport which would change the face of the landscape.
BARONESS THATCHER may have helped to change the face of football in this country by overseeing the Taylor Report.
Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah announced on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership will take "serious, substantial" steps that will change the face of the region amid rumors that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas may dissolve the Palestinian Authority (PA), the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT reported on Friday.
RAMALLAH: The Palestinian leadership faces decisions about the peace process that will "change the face of the region," presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said on Thursday.