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Therefore it is most necessary, that the church, by doctrine and decree, princes by their sword, and all learnings, both Christian and moral, as by their Mercury rod, do damn and send to hell for ever, those facts and opinions tending to the support of the same; as hath been already in good part done.
A HERDSMAN tending his flock in a forest lost a Bull-calf from the fold.
Hence we may confidently assert, that all plants and animals are tending to increase at a geometrical ratio, that all would most rapidly stock every station in which they could any how exist, and that the geometrical tendency to increase must be checked by destruction at some period of life.
A gentle little woman in black, with large eyes and brown hair, seldom speaking, save when spoken to, and then in a voice not the least resembling Miss Glorvina's--a soft young mother tending an infant and beckoning the Major up with a smile to look at him--a rosy- cheeked lass coming singing into the room in Russell Square or hanging on George Osborne's arm, happy and loving--there was but this image that filled our honest Major's mind, by day and by night, and reigned over it always.
Since then, his way of painting has changed a great deal, tending toward a dense accumulation of figures and the portrayal of real objects and spaces imbued with meaning.
always doing a zillion things at once: tending our own and others' children, gathering food and preparing it.
Depression may go unnoticed because: 1) older adults, particularly men, may be less likely to talk about psychological distress while tending to more readily discuss physical ailments; 2) physicians who often have the first contact with a depressed adult often focus more on somatic complaints than psychological issues; 3) symptoms of medical conditions are similar to those of depression; and 4) stigma associated with having a mental health diagnosis may inhibit seeking treatment (Moutier, Wetherell, and Zisook, 2003; Wolfe, Morrow, and Fredrickson, 1996).
Hirth, while tending, the buck remains five to 10 yards behind the doe and every fifteen minutes he will approach her cautiously to test her readiness to breed.
As such, they're charged with tending to the most needy and neglected kids in all of L.
Tending to our bodies, we rest, stretch, relax, do yoga, and feed ourselves nurturing foods.
Clutton-Brock observes that relatives and unrelated adults work equally hard tending a pup, so he looks for more than kinship to explain cooperative breeding.
The people at Motoman think that machine tending is an area of growth for robot use and have designed several products to do it.