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With reflections of this nature she usually, as has been hinted, accompanied every act of compliance with her brother's inclinations; and surely nothing could more contribute to heighten the merit of this compliance than a declaration that she knew, at the same time, the folly and unreasonableness of those inclinations to which she submitted.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
And the increased intercourse among those of different States will contribute not a little to diffuse a mutual knowledge of their affairs, as this again will contribute to a general assimilation of their manners and laws.
Therefore for all persons to say the same thing was their own, using the word all in its distributive sense, would be well, but is impossible: in its collective sense it would by no means contribute to the concord of the state.
In other words, they contribute to the world around them.
Dr Zadjali said institutions and individuals participate massively in the initiative and contribute to bringing the prisoners back to their families.
The cabinet clarified that officials of the government who do not wish to contribute to the fund are free to exercise their option.
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is abolishing the RM50 minimum requirement for members who voluntarily contribute to their accounts effective July 1.
A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study finds that only 17 percent of American workers currently contribute to a traditional individual retirement account (IRA).
Contribution flexibility--Since it's viewed as a 401(k) with profit sharing, you get to decide each year whether to contribute and how much to contribute to your Solo 401(k).
Contribute to Roth IRAs: Under the IRA rules, taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain levels ($160,000 for joint fliers and $105,000 if single) cannot contribute to a Ruth IRA.
An electric water pump, variable-volume oil pump, and oil/coolant heat exchanger are other factors that are said to contribute to fuel efficiency (17/23 mpg).