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TO IMAGINE, Eng. law. In cases of treason the law makes it a crime to imagine the death of the king. In order to complete the offence there must, however, be an overt act the terms compassing and imagining being synonymous. It. has been justly remarked that the words to compass and imagine are too vague for a statute whose penalty affects the life of a subject. Barr. on the Stat. 243, 4. Vide Fiction.

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I was at the mathematical school, where the master taught his pupils after a method scarce imaginable to us in Europe.
He replied in the most natural and self-complacent style imaginable, "that he had been among his cousins, who were very poor; they had been delighted to see him; still more delighted with his good fortune; they had taken him to their arms; admired his equipments; one had begged for this; another for that"--in fine, what with the poor devil's inherent heedlessness, and the real generosity of his disposition, his needy cousins had succeeded in stripping him of all his clothes and accoutrements, excepting the fig leaf with which he had returned to camp.
"Monsieur," said the young Duc d'Anjou, placing his hand, delicate and white as that of a woman, upon the arm of Athos, "tell that brave man, I beg you, that Monsieur, brother of the king, will to-morrow drink his health before five hundred of the best gentlemen of France." And, on finishing these words, the young man, perceiving that his enthusiasm had deranged one of his ruffles, set to work to put it to rights with the greatest care imaginable.
Calling winners 'worst leaders imaginable,' Neri Colmenares refuses to concede defeat !-- -- ( - May 15, 2019 - 1:46am MANILA, Philippines Senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares, the Bayan Muna party-list representative, denounced the results of the senatorial race and said he will "never" concede defeat.
Judge Richard Mansell QC, who said he would sentence as if Pickering was in court, said: "Jonathan's life was extinguished by you in the most callous, cowardly and brutal way imaginable."
Graphx, a landmark Chicago full-service graphic studio for over thirty years, with Langer, the foremost 3D pad printer, allows the companies to offer the widest array of services imaginable to architects, builders, advertising specialists, event graphic planners and all other unique printing processors and services.
Sacramento, CA, November 30, 2015 --( Chef Ron Levi, formerly known as the Doctor of Donut Derangement, and a winner of Food Network's Donut Showdown, has recently joined up with the founder of Psycho Donuts in "Donut Madness," a collaboration to bring Sacramento the most creative donut treats imaginable.
And look for the "nternational consensus human rights god" and youall find the furthest thing from a god imaginable. Itas no more than a patchwork of allies and adversaries looking after their own backs.
ALAN Dukes' warning that rogue Irish banks may cost taxpayers more than EUR35billion has been branded "the worst Christmas present imaginable".
And Anat Abraham described attempts by her then spouse to terminate her unborn son as "the cruellest thing imaginable".