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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This civil society objective results in an active, politicized Turkish civil society, aiming for social cohesion and aspiring for reconciliation that has already matured enough to allow divergent trajectories 'breathing space.' If that breathing space were not provided then the whole social milieu would begin to suffocate, and the consequences, imaginably, are atrocious.
On Wednesday, Santa's elves imaginably got a taste of the bizarre weather that the world's been gripped with over the past few weeks.
9, 2013, Alayna Canales held her newborn son Emmitt for the first time, and she recalls how un imaginably small he was.
As well as his athletic makeup, the drop in level will also imaginably bring out the best in terms of Stuani's on-field intelligence, which has already been noted in La Liga over the past few seasons.
Imaginably, one could see the Pope's comments in light of a widely shared concern: In Egypt, as in most countries of the region, there is anxiety about Western governments' earlier support for movements that gave birth to networks such as Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
imaginable observer occupying an imaginably different position in space,
In respect of Obligation; for there can be nothing imaginably Unjust, without these two considerations, viz.
Imaginably because the "atmosphere in both paintings is clear, sunny and warm," one might get lost in the pastoral retreat of Winslow's creation (Schroeder 1978, 144).
Defenselessness is the gap through which an imaginably different future
From the start, the Cuban-born Pardo has consistently plumbed every discrepancy that could imaginably obtain between the so-called third world and the first.
the post modern has thus for Compagnon and others at least one imaginably positive function: to cleanse the modern tradition of its anti- or trans-aesthetic motives, to purify it of whatever was prototypical or historical, or even collective, in it, to return artistic production to the disinterested aesthetic activity that a certain bourgeois tradition (but not that of the artists themselves) always attributed to it." Fredric Jameson, The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998 (New York: Verso, 1998), 118, 120.
Lopez might imaginably have made a Second Amendment argument, but he did