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In the second place, instinct often gives only a rough outline of the sort of thing to do, in which case learning is necessary in order to acquire certainty and precision in action.
The light from our lamps produced sometimes magical effects, following the rough outlines of the natural arches and pendants disposed like lustres, that were tipped with points of fire.
In addition, By submitting a final offer, The contracting authority will ask tenderers for a rough outline of the bidders~ approach.
Since both companies have little more than a rough outline of what they'd like to do, it's going to be at least another year before anyone can predict when human studies might begin.
After almost two years of negotiations, Britain and the EU struck a divorce deal in November, laying out the terms of the departure from the bloc and giving a rough outline of future relations.
Now, slowly roll your pistol over and trace a rough outline of the gun.
Daunting as the project may seem, many of the world's leading economists and finance industry executives have been pondering that exact question for years, and have a developed a rough outline for accomplishing the UN's lofty goals.
Marlowe's genius though takes this rough outline and creates two outstanding characters: Mephistophilis -- the servant of 'great Lucifer' -- and Faustus himself.
This is a rough outline of what seems to be done on urgent, most urgent basis by our new government.
I'll start working on a third novel in the second half of this year once my batteries are recharged, but I already have a rough outline and it will be set in pre-colonial Southern Africa and go on to peer into the colonial encounter.
The black and red stencil markings, geometric shapes, handprints and a rough outline of animals, may very well have been the handiwork of Neanderthal cave dwellers.