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About 1 of each 8 people in the United States immigrated from somewhere else.
Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period
The story takes place during medieval times.
She challenges accepted doctrine.
The recession in Asia was contemporaneous with that in the United States.
We’re visiting the museum to see the exhibit of Renaissance art.
She majored in anthropology and just finished a report for the State Department that describes tribal customs in eastern Africa.
A challenge with communism is that it is harder to know how to allocate capital when prices are subjective rather than the product of individual valuations.
China recently emerged as a world power.
The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
We do not discriminate based on race, nationality, social status, age, gender, religion, or sexual preference.
narrativea story

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  — as in:  Narrative of the Life of...
He titled his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Over half of the citizens of the Soviet Union were Russian.
Domestic violence doesn’t always manifest as physical abuse.
The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe’s most important reigning families.
Her guess was proven right by subsequent developments.
Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
The world wide web is making genealogy easier than ever.
She was an emancipated 20th century woman pursuing her career.
In 2013 he became the Premier of the State Council of China.
Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries was the largest legally enforced transfer of property in English history since the Norman Conquest.
...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
As a child, he adopted a Castro-inspired Marxism.
She works to liberate the religious minority from persecution.
Indian soldiers and technicians assisted in staffing some of the checkposts on the frontier with Tibet.
The boundaries of Palestine have changed through history.
The children are flourishing.
There are still racists who call themselves Nazis today.
Does our DNA compel us to act as we do?
Hitler killed disabled children as his first action of  "racial hygiene." He pretended to end the program when the public protested.
Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
She is involved in clandestine intelligence operations.
contendto compete

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  — as in:  She contended for the gold medal
Militant groups are contending for control of the country
Carthage is being resettled today as a suburb of Tunis.
Viking raids were not just on the coasts, but also up the rivers.
Palestinians demanded that Israel halt construction in East Jerusalem.
The regime oppresses its people.
Post-Columbian Mayans almost totally adopted Roman Catholicism.
The Elizabethan era is in reference to the 45 years that Queen Elizabeth ruled.
Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for saying: "Speak softly but carry a big stick."
Turkey renamed Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
Resentments date back to the Crusades.
Florence attracts millions of tourists each year.
The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.
The creature dwells in the forest.
Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering Mecca.
In 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a national holiday in the United States.
The Victorian era is in reference to the 63 years that Queen Victoria ruled.
They have Afrikaner support.
Henry Clay’s tombstone reads: "I know no North - no South - no East - no West."
She is a research scientist who earned her Ph.D in physics.
He was her liege lord.
Governance of Hong Kong was transferred from Britain to China in 1997.
The Knights Templar were the first significant international bankers.
Many of the hippies who initiated the Summer of Love had moved on by the 1970s.
The Dalai Lama is Tibet’s leader-in-exile.
The term "pre-Columbian" is in reference to Christopher Columbus.
Euclid’s Elements served as main text for teaching geometry for over 2,000 years.
The autobiography written by Frederick Douglass is still popular today.
Shakespeare’s play, Richard III, is an unflattering depiction of his reign.
Members of the Nation of Islam were convicted for assassinating Malcolm X.
The film, A Man for all Seasons is based on the life of Thomas More.
To this day "Benedict Arnold" can be used as an American synonym for "traitor."
Today, Bill Gates devotes most of his time to philanthropy.
We took a water bus on the Grand Canal in Venice.
We saw only a little of it, but we took a tour boat on the Grand Canal from Beijing.
The lab can accommodate up to 30 students at one time.
She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
We stayed in adjacent hotel rooms.
She advocates stricter gun control.
She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
The printed version is an expensive anachronism from an earlier time.
An anarchist group claimed responsibility for the explosion.
I was afraid she would be angry, but she responded without a hint of animosity.
The county annexed the rural community where we live.
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
She is apprehensive about her new job.
When I first started reading Shakespeare, it seemed archaic.
The defense also asserts that the defendant has no previous record.
It was an audacious act of piracy.
I am humbled to be chosen as a steward of this august institution.
He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
avert a strike
her latest album is a collection of love ballads.
These rules are a bastion against corruption.
She demonstrated a steady hand while negotiating with a typically bellicose North Korea.
She spoke to her teacher in a belligerent tone and was sent to the office.
The Turks besieged Vienna
Our lifestyle upsets their bourgeois sensibilities.
Don’t worry about my feelings. I’d like your candid opinion.
Capitalism has helped to move millions of people out of poverty.
The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
Sources are cited in the endnotes.
clemencymercy  — as in:  the judge showed clemency
He petitioned the Governor for clemency.
He had become complacent after years of success.
Many suspect the complicity of top officials.
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
She gave me that condescending look as though I wasn’t worthy to ask her a question.
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