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When people take drugs that cause the brain to produce unnaturally large quantities of dopamine, it can throw off the brain's own ability to produce this chemical.
But where Pulse documented Holi--a springtime Hindu street festival in which people splash dyes and pigments all over themselves and one another, marking a chance to temporarily throw off caste identity- the colors in Volta in fact signal allegiances and clarify oppositions.
This stylistic approach may have been a ploy to attract a wider reading public, but historians should more often throw off the shackles of pedantry and learn to write and read history as literature.
Army General Tommy Franks, commander of the war in Afghanistan." Insisting that 'America and Europe must throw off old suspicions and realize our common interests with Russia," the president proudly noted that following his summit in Moscow, he and heads of state from other NATO countries would travel to Rome to "meet as equal partners with President Putin at the creation of the NATO-Russia council.
Many had brought symbolic burdens to throw off the cliff.
But with her superbusy schedule, does Taormino--who, in her blackrimmed glasses and flip hairstyle, looks like a prim cinematic secretary about to wildly throw off the specs and shake out her hair--actually have time to ...
That could throw off dosages in pills made from the mixtures.
Ruskin can bring awe whole into the consciousness by the mere shaping of a phrase; even in writing about painting he can throw off a sentence like "Every atom is in full energy, and all that energy is kind" and plunge the reader into metaphysical rumination.
First, she had to dash straight out of the shower (hence the cap), then the only thing she could find to wear was the throw off her sofa...