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TO OBSERVE, civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Comedy is mostly rhythm," he observes. "It's knowing when to stand still, when to pass the baton to the oilier performers.
She also observes that they were "the most stable element of the New Netherland working class and population." Later, under British rule, she observes how they stole more from their masters' homes than they had under Dutch rule, and ran away more often as well.
"Those departments are losing people and, with the economic climate being what it is, it's hard to find money to fill the slots," observes George DiBlasi of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association.
Robert Wistrich talks at some length about the ambiguous legacy of both of these princes of the church, and then, widening his scope to the German episcopate in general, observes that their elevation is anomalously accompanied in the document by "utter silence about the German church's acquiescence and, at times, complicity in the Shoah." [37] Unlike their counterparts in France, Belgium, Italy, and Holland, Wistrich observes, leaders of the German Catholic Church, "rather than attempting to guide their flock, tamely chose to follow it." [38] They accepted the Nuremberg race laws and offered virtually no protest in the wake of Kristallnacht.
Not only is the Mediterranean version of this plant incredibly tall, vigorous, and invasive, Meinesz observes, but "it's thriving where it should not even be surviving"--waters where winter temperatures would be expected to kill it.
"Over and over again prayer and other forms of religious ritual have become, since 1980, the excuse for outrageous behavior in the name of God," observes Alley.
Once you carefully observe and go beyond the surface behavior of these people, you can't fail to encounter archetypes." Indeed extra-narrative allusions are easy to make during The Man Who: we're watching historyless figures in a post-Modern "culture of amnesia," for example.
Eve observes that the people he has polled were exposed to such teaching, yet in many cases chose to reject or ignore it.
Triggering antibodies to urease might prevent infection, he observes. "Some groups are already looking at possible urease-based vaccines for immunizing people against these bacteria."
If a pathologist observes invasive disease in the excised gland, doctors will conduct further tests to gauge whether and how much the malignancy has spread -- thereby assessing the need for follow-up surgery and for postsurgical radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both.
Though scientists have hunted these structures for nearly 40 years, observes chemist Irving R.
Ar-Rayyan Gate is for those who observe Saum (sincerely).