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To do Buldeo justice, if he had been ten years younger he would have taken his chance with Akela had he met the wolf in the woods, but a wolf who obeyed the orders of this boy who had private wars with man-eating tigers was not a common animal.
Her vice, her crime, her law alike were inspired by a fierce and terrible energy, and like the great cities of mediaeval Italy, her ways were dark and adventurous with private war.
It's well understood that peace is bad for business and that war generates profits so perhaps we could just have little private wars without the killing.
Hence all the guerillas (terrorists in modern parlance) once armed and trained were uncontrollable as they fought their own private wars.
So the two armies went about their private wars, Ravaging and plundering and leaving deep scars.
in light of] America's foreign policies and private wars in the Muslim world.
Make no mistake: this is dizzying debut fiction, bursting at the spine with beautifully articulated ideas about love, yes, but also - and with maddening resonance - about the private wars love forces us to wage with ourselves.
LAWRENCE Dallaglio admits London Wasps' training sessions over the past week have been like private wars.
6) Terrorists, on the other hand, are waging private wars which aren't accounted for by those treaties.
Out on the street they will swell the ranks of civilian killers and hardmen, bringing their private wars into our backyards.
She sought to discover how people survived in an age of private wars, foreign invasion, political uncertainty, economic hardship, how the Reformation in Scotland affected religious practices among both Catholics and Protestants, and what Scottish culture was like.