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To the joy and pride of the whole army, a personal interview was refused, and instead of the Sovereign, Prince Dolgorukov, the victor at Wischau, was sent with Savary to negotiate with Napoleon if, contrary to expectations, these negotiations were actuated by a real desire for peace.
The old man, contrary to expectation, seemed to be on the way to recovery, when one night Silas, sitting up by his bedside, observed that his usual audible breathing had ceased.
His prediction was nearly fulfilled, but in a very different way from that which De Bassompierre supposed; for after the death of Richelieu everything went on, contrary to expectation, in the same way as before; and Bassompierre had little chance of leaving his prison.
AMMAN, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- Contrary to expectations that the defeat of the so-called Islamic State group and the creation of de-escalation zones would ease the fighting and pave the way for peaceful solution to the seven-year conflict in Syria, the situation is getting worse.
Women now have more opportunities than before but research has shown that contrary to expectations, this has led to increased choices causing women to feel more stressed.
After struggling for two years to survive, however, I found that the market fostered by SEPA had grown contrary to expectations.
Contrary to expectations, India didn't let the foot off the pedal in the second half as Priyanka got her second of the day in 53rd minute before Sunita too did same in the 62nd minute.
E) due to the time interval from treatment of PD, which was contrary to expectations, the greater the degeneration of some objects on the track, to propose solutions to selected buildings, respectively.
Islamabad -- The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) lauded the government for stabilising bankrupting economy within three years contrary to expectations on foreign experts.
ISLAMABAD -- The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Thursday lauded the government for stabilizing country's economy within three years contrary to expectations on foreign experts.
Iron ore has risen this year, contrary to expectations from some banks for further losses amid a global glut.
Contrary to expectations, a high monthly dose of vitamin D may make older people no stronger--and instead may make them more likely to fall--than a lower monthly dose.