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Nothing that has life, either animal or vegetable as we know them, can exist without air, and it follows that nothing having life, according to our views of it, can exist in the moon:--or, if any thing having life do exist there, it must be under such modifications of all our known facts, as to amount to something like other principles of being." "One side of that planet feels the genial warmth of the sun for a fortnight, while the other is for the same period without it," he continued.
However anxiously we may wish that these complaints had no foundation, the evidence, of known facts will not permit us to deny that they are in some degree true.
My interest is keenest, perhaps, not so much in relation to known facts as to speculation upon the unknowable of the two centuries that have rolled by since human intercourse between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres ceased--the mystery of Europe's state following the termination of the Great War--provided, of course, that the war had been terminated.
However that might be, the known facts were that a few weeks before the factory closed, Marija had been cheated out of her pay for three hundred cans.
It is a known fact in human nature, that its affections are commonly weak in proportion to the distance or diffusiveness of the object.
He had made himself indispensable in several quarters, amongst others in his department of the government; and yet it was a known fact that Fedor Ivanovitch Epanchin was a man of no education whatever, and had absolutely risen from the ranks.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
The writings mentioned above, summarized in the appendix, perhaps would have made more interesting reading if used more fully in the text and contrasted with known facts. The book does relate much of the suffering of slaves in their attempts at freedom and the abuses they endured at the hands of their owners.
But following a weekend that saw ambulance crews set upon on two different occasions, to suggest that alcohol abuse is any less of a threat than abusing illegal drugs is to fly in the face of all the known facts.
Stephen Baskerville, in Catholic World Report (2001), repeats the increasingly known facts of the marginalization, or elimination of men, from the post-divorce family, their disposability as parents, and their reduction to sources of wealth transferred to custodial parents (typically women).
Each issue is filled not only with little known facts of black history, but well written stories about those facts.
Brown is learned in the national and performance history that forms the backdrop of his tale, but he freely riffs on the known facts, which gives his story the aura of an alternate or parallel racial history, this time with (as it were) the bones laid bare.