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mediate as in:  asked her to mediate the talks

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  • She asked the Prime Minister of India to help mediate an agreement.
  • She tries to mediate her parents' arguments.
  • As a respected man in the community, my father was often called on to mediate feuds.   (source)
    mediate = help to settle
  • There were seven improv comedy groups, nine swim teams—there had been an inter-staff meet last Wednesday, hundreds of swimmers participating, and a hundred messages were about the contest, who won, some glitch with the results and how a mediator would be on campus to settle any lingering questions or grievances.   (source)
    mediator = someone who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • If Cecilia went in now she would have to mediate between her mother's vague instructions and Betty's forceful state of mind.   (source)
    mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • "I'm too hungover to mediate," Radar answered quietly.   (source)
  • When the two sides meet … you will be the mediator.   (source)
    mediator = person who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • In the beginning Mr. Dussel took our soon-forgotten clashes very seriously, but now he's grown used to them and no longer tries to mediate.   (source)
    mediate = help others to settle disagreements
  • She tried to be the mediator, but to no avail.   (source)
    mediator = someone who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • Thomas Ruttier, the superintendent of Plauen's Lutheran church, volunteered to act as a mediator.   (source)
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  • I was not opposing the authorities but mediating between my own people and the men I had so long fought against.   (source)
    mediating = helping others to settle a disagreement
  • Aldous flew in a professional mediator to talk to me and Mike.   (source)
    mediator = someone who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • Almaz said that mother and daughter were having a big fight and that Rosina's relatives had come to mediate.   (source)
    mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • She held Scarlett's hand and passed her tissues, calmed Marion down, and then mediated through the twists and turns of what Scarlett had done.   (source)
    mediated = helped others to settle a disagreement
  • Diane called Joe over and tried to mediate.   (source)
    mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • He mediated arguments among neighborhood gangs, led candlelight vigils against drug dealing, carried signs in front of the State House protesting cuts in welfare.   (source)
    mediated = helped others to settle a disagreement
  • I want to know if there's some kind of court-ordered mediation we can ask for.   (source)
    mediation = process of helping to settle a disagreement
  • But before either departed, Adams himself was off to Paris, summoned by Vergennes to take part in discussions of a possible mediation of the war by Russia and Austria.   (source)
    mediation = the process of helping others to settle a disagreement
  • He had never been charged with anything, but he did lose his wife and two kids along with his job when he mismanaged several transactions and tottered drunk into a mediation hearing.   (source)
    mediation = legal process of helping others to settle a disagreement
  • They spoke in veiled attacks about his mediation of talks surrounding the black boycotts of Korean businesses across the city.   (source)
    mediation = helping others to settle a disagreement
  • For us lads of eighteen they ought to have been mediators and guides to the world of maturity, the world of work, of duty, of culture, of progress—to the future.   (source)
    mediators = others to help move from one stage to another
  • The poodle-mix, Webster, had been named after the more portable mediator.†   (source)
  • When the great two-hundred-pound mediator stumbled over to intervene, I was told, "Richard cheats," by Jasper and then, "Jasper cheats," by Richard.†   (source)
  • Don't talk until the mediator asks you to.   (source)
    mediator = person who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • By this time the two former friends were hardly speaking to each other and had to call in local elders to mediate.   (source)
    mediate = help settle a disagreement
  • Now that he was Ruby's defender, he had become the mediator between all children and their mystifying parents — was that it?   (source)
    mediator = someone who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • Maintaining a position of impartiality between Franklin and Arthur Lee, playing mediator, had become a dreadful strain.   (source)
  • "Victim-offender mediation is a process that gives a victim the chance to meet her offender in a safe and structured setting," Abigail explained.   (source)
    mediation = the process of helping others to settle a disagreement
  • I'm going to be the mediator today.   (source)
    mediator = person who helps others to settle a disagreement
  • The mediator was a woman named Abigail Herrick, who'd come from the attorney general's victim's assistance office and had been trained to do this kind of thing.   (source)
  • Alan stepped between them, bolstered by their apparent faith in him as mediator, and demanded that the two men open their palms.†   (source)
  • He is no longer the mediator between the two worlds.†   (source)
  • Since that afternoon I dreaded even the sound of her voice down the house telephone, and by using Robert as mediator between us I was spared this last ordeal.†   (source)
  • ...You hang by a slender Thread, with the Flames of Divine Wrath flashing about it, and ready every Moment to singe it, and burn it asunder; and you have no Interest in any Mediator, and nothing to lay hold of to save yourself, nothing to keep off the Flames of Wrath, nothing of your own, nothing that you ever have done, nothing that you can do, to induce God to spare you one Moment.... But now, at last, the great resolving image of the second birth—only for a moment, however: Thus are all you that never passed under a grea†   (source)
  • The government clerk lodges a complaint, and I became a mediator, and such a mediator!†   (source)
  • I may add that Ivan appeared at the time in the light of a mediator between his father and his elder brother Dmitri, who was in open quarrel with his father and even planning to bring an action against him.†   (source)
  • At the sound of Mr. Jones' voice, the steward ceased his employment, and Hiram had an opportunity of raising his discomfited visage toward the mediator.†   (source)
  • He employs a Mediator, whose Proceedings are crowned with unexpected Success, excepting in one solitary Particular†   (source)
  • People, you know, can get up as much enthusiasm in hunting a man as a deer, if it is only customary; in fact, I got a little excited myself, though I had only put in as a sort of mediator, in case he was caught.†   (source)
  • [Footnote d: Congress was finally decided to take this step by the conduct of the powerful State of Virginia, whose legislature offered to serve as mediator between the Union and South Carolina†   (source)
  • 'My advice, or, leastways, I should say, my orders, is,' said the fattest man of the party, 'that we 'mediately go home again.'†   (source)
  • Immediately, Mr. Toller.†   (source)
  • "I pray you let me be a mediator," cries the parson, "let me supplicate you."†   (source)
  • The competency of this regulation may be estimated by a clause in their treaty of 1683, with Victor Amadeus of Savoy; in which he obliges himself to interpose as mediator in disputes between the cantons, and to employ force, if necessary, against the contumacious party.†   (source)
  • But here I was forced to interpose as a mediator, by obliging the two Englishmen not to hurt them, being naked & unarmed, and that the other three should make them restitution, by building their two huts, and fencing their ground in the same manner as it was before.†   (source)
  • Easy it may be seen that I intend
    Mercy colleague with justice, sending thee
    Man's friend, his Mediator, his designed
    Both ransom and Redeemer voluntary,
    And destined Man himself to judge Man fallen.†   (source)
  • But the voice of God
    To mortal ear is dreadful: They beseech
    That Moses might report to them his will,
    And terrour cease; he grants what they besought,
    Instructed that to God is no access
    Without Mediator, whose high office now
    Moses in figure bears; to introduce
    One greater, of whose day he shall foretel,
    And all the Prophets in their age the times
    Of great Messiah shall sing.†   (source)
  • I was ran down to the last extremity, when it became very evident to me; how mere natural notions will guide reasonable creatures to the knowledge of a Deity, and to the homage due to the Supreme Being of God; but, however, nothing but divine revelation can form the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and of a redemption purchased for us, of the mediator of the new covenant, and of an intercessor at the footstool of God's throne; and, therefore, the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; that is, the word and Spirit of God, promised for the guide and the sanctifier of his people, are the most necessary instructors of the souls of men, in the saving knowledge of the Almighty, and the means t†   (source)
  • All lawfull Power is of God, immediately in the Supreme Governour, and mediately in those that have Authority under him: So that either hee must grant every Constable in the State, to hold his Office in the Right of God; or he must not hold that any Bishop holds his so, besides the Pope himselfe.†   (source)
  • Secondly, that all other Bishops, in what Common-wealth soever, have not their Right, neither immediately from God, nor mediately from their Civill Soveraigns, but from the Pope, is a Doctrine, by which there comes to be in every Christian Common-wealth many potent men, (for so are Bishops,) that have their dependance on the Pope, and owe obedience to him, though he be a forraign Prince; by which means he is able, (as he hath done many times) to raise a Civill War against the State that submits not it self to be governed according to his pleasure and Interest.†   (source)
  • The cause of Sense, is the Externall Body, or Object, which presseth the organ proper to each Sense, either immediatly, as in the Tast and Touch; or mediately, as in Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling: which pressure, by the mediation of Nerves, and other strings, and membranes of the body, continued inwards to the Brain, and Heart, causeth there a resistance, or counter-pressure, or endeavour of the heart, to deliver it self: which endeavour because Outward, seemeth to be some matter without.†   (source)
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mediate as in:  disease is mediated by

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  • The effects of the medication are mediated by microbes in the gut.
  • We have lost several from a postnatal stress syndrome, which we believe is adrenocortically mediated.   (source)
  • Through his mediation, the "Kingdom of God" was about to become a reality.   (source)
    mediation = influence
  • What is friendship between women when unmediated by men?   (source)
    unmediated = not influenced
  • "When the election between Burr and myself was kept in suspense by the Federalists," Jefferson would write to Benjamin Rush, "and they were mediating to place the President [pro tempore] of the Senate at the head of government, I called on Mr. Adams with a view to have this desperate measure prevented by his negative."   (source)
    mediating = influencing
  • It springs from the universe and is the property of God, and the words have been intercepted—on the wing, so to speak—by such mediators as Lao-tzu, Jesus, Gautama Buddha and thousands upon thousands of lesser prophets, including your narrator, who heard the terrible truth of their drumming somewhere between Baltimore and Wilmington and set them down with the fury of a madman sculpting in stone.   (source)
    mediators = influencers
  • But in spite of this knowledge and these admissions, in spite of the fact that his friend's support and sympathy were now his only comfort, Bernard continued perversely to nourish, along with his quite genuine affection, a secret grievance against the Savage, to mediate a campaign of small revenges to be wreaked upon him.   (source)
    mediate = influence
  • The verb Inspector Supervisor Skaaiat used implied that it hadn't been an approved, Medical-mediated suicide but something illicit and messy.   (source)
    mediated = influenced
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  • It seemed that direct communication with God was something exclusively for the ancients and uncivilized, while educated Westerners' access to God was mediated and controlled by the intelligentsia.†   (source)
  • Even after the mediation of her son, who was dumbfounded by so many different requests, Fermina Daza was firm in her rustic notion that the dead belong only to the family, and that the vigil would be kept at home, with mountain coffee and fritters and everyone free to weep for him in any way they chose.†   (source)
  • Oh, I tried to mediate a solution to prevent the battle.†   (source)
  • I had agreed to international mediation, and on April 13 a delegation arrived led by Lord Carrington, the former British foreign secretary, and Henry Kissinger, the former American secretary of state.†   (source)
  • If anyone spoke up it would be Mama, trying to mediate.†   (source)
  • She was a natural healer, and among quarreling drunks and fighting women she could hold her own, and sometimes mediated a peace that lasted a good bit longer than it should have because it was administered by someone not like them.†   (source)
  • I thought he might try to explain what I had meant, would try in some way to mediate for me, but he said only, "Now then, let's try it once more from the beginning—"†   (source)
  • "So," Bortz backing off, "the militants and the conservatives fight to a standstill, Konrad and his little group of visionaries, being nice guys, try to mediate the hassle, by the time they all get squared away again, everybody's played out, the Empire's had it, Thurn and Taxis wants no deals."†   (source)
  • KATE rises in trepidation, to mediate.†   (source)
  • But it remains a possibility that the wrong step, the sexual revolution, might yet be transformed by accident of history to a mediate step toward a right step.†   (source)
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  • He mediated between demigods, listened to all sides of an argument, found compromises.†   (source)
  • But when Inkatha was informed that the election date was not subject to mediation, they refused to see the mediators, who left without talking to anyone.†   (source)
  • Neither the mediation of her son nor the intervention of her friends could break Fermina Daza's resolve.†   (source)
  • Dr. Urbino's last resort was the mediation of Sister Franca de la Luz, Superior of the Academy of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, who could not deny the request of a family that had supported her Community since its establishment in the Americas.†   (source)
  • Chief Buthelezi agreed to provisionally register for the elections in exchange for a promise to subject our differences over constitutional issues to international mediation.†   (source)
  • But when Inkatha was informed that the election date was not subject to mediation, they refused to see the mediators, who left without talking to anyone.†   (source)
  • The sight of his form troubled the voluptuousness of this mediation.†   (source)
  • She had some faint hopes that his mediation might save Charles, but they were very slight.†   (source)
  • Oh, place all your trust in the mediation of our Holy Redeemer!†   (source)
  • There is no hope for any but in the mediation of Christ!†   (source)
  • Carol was mediating, "I will go back!†   (source)
  • At some point the division had to lead to "entities," which, although composites, were not yet organized and mediated between living and nonliving matter, groups of molecules that formed a transition between mere chemistry and organized life.†   (source)
  • These forms are: the lyrical form, the form wherein the artist presents his image in immediate relation to himself; the epical form, the form wherein he presents his image in mediate relation to himself and to others; the dramatic form, the form wherein he presents his image in immediate relation to others.†   (source)
  • For their part, they likewise consider it inadmissible to pursue any affair of honor, or to mediate therein, with a man who stands outside the definition of honor.†   (source)
  • "If only there had been some actual insult!" he shouted in a discussion with Settembrini, Ferge, and Wehsal—the last gentleman, who during the ride home had been selected by Naphta as his second, was now mediating between the parties.†   (source)
  • His days and part of his nights were filled with operationes spirituales, with examinations of conscience, with introspection, deliberation, and mediation, and he went about it with such malicious, peevish passion that he found himself ensnared in a thousand difficulties, contradictions, and disputes.†   (source)
  • I want now to see Avdotya Romanovna through your mediation, and if you like in your presence, to explain to her that in the first place she will never gain anything but harm from Mr. Luzhin.†   (source)
  • It was a landscape in water colours, of which I had made a present to the superintendent, in acknowledgment of her obliging mediation with the committee on my behalf, and which she had framed and glazed.†   (source)
  • On the heading and essential points of our faith, there is but little difference among those classes of Christians who acknowledge the attributes of the Saviour, and depend on his mediation.†   (source)
  • When the repast was fully discussed, the lion put his hands in his waistband again, and lay down to mediate.†   (source)
  • He wanted to see him, to report on the result of his mediation, which had occupied and amused him for the last three days.†   (source)
  • As I felt bound to assist him in this, and also to mediate between them; with the view of sparing the mother's feelings as much as possible, I wrote to her that night.†   (source)
  • "When Isaac returns successful through your mediation," said the Outlaw, "I swear by Saint Hubert, I will see that he pays thee the money in good silver, or I will reckon with him for it in such sort, he had better have paid twenty such sums."†   (source)
  • I perceived he was bent on refusing my mediation, so very reluctantly I went up to the library, and announced the unseasonable visitor, advising that he should be dismissed till next day.†   (source)
  • Mr. Glegg went the length of admitting that Tulliver was a sad man for getting into hot water, and was like enough to run through his property; and Mrs. Glegg, meeting this acknowledgment half-way, declared that it was beneath her to take notice of such a man's conduct, and that, for her sister's sake, she would let him keep the five hundred a while longer, for when she put it out on a mortgage she should only get four per cent. Chapter XIII Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life Owing to this new adjustment of Mrs. Glegg's thoughts, Mrs. Pullet found her task of mediation the next day surprisingly easy.†   (source)
  • Yes, father; rely on nothing you have done yourself for mercy and salvation; trust altogether in the blessed mediation of the Son of God!†   (source)
  • Their tops are battered, and broken, and blackened with smoke; and, here and there, some taller stack than the rest, inclining heavily to one side, and toppling over the roof, seems to mediate taking revenge for half a century's neglect, by crushing the inhabitants of the garrets beneath.†   (source)
  • There is for everything a theory, which proclaims itself "good sense"; Philintus against Alcestis; mediation offered between the false and the true; explanation, admonition, rather haughty extenuation which, because it is mingled with blame and excuse, thinks itself wisdom, and is often only pedantry.†   (source)
  • Hetty spoke with so much simple earnestness, seemed so confident of success, and wore so high an air of moral feeling and truth, that both the listeners felt more disposed to attach an importance to her mediation, than might otherwise have happened.†   (source)
  • They will be agriculturists long before they succeed in manufactures or commerce, and they will require the mediation of strangers to exchange their produce beyond seas for those articles for which a demand will begin to be felt.†   (source)
  • My voice, although harsh, had nothing terrible in it; I thought, therefore, that if in the absence of his children I could gain the good will and mediation of the old De Lacey, I might by his means be tolerated by my younger protectors.†   (source)
  • Satisfied now, that the fate of her brother was sealed, and possibly conscious how well he merited the punishment that was meditated, she no longer thought of mediation.†   (source)
  • Mr Rugg had had such ample experience, on the road, of Mr Pancks's being at that present in an irrational state of mind, that he opened his professional mediation by requesting that gentleman to take himself out of the way.†   (source)
  • Call the Templar yonder, and let him fight but half so well for his life as he has done for his Order—Make thou to the walls thyself with thy huge body—Let me do my poor endeavour in my own way, and I tell thee the Saxon outlaws may as well attempt to scale the clouds, as the castle of Torquilstone; or, if you will treat with the banditti, why not employ the mediation of this worthy franklin, who seems in such deep contemplation of the wine-flagon?†   (source)
  • After looking at him for a little while, she sank down closer to him, laid her arm across his knee, and dropping her head upon it, said: 'If I have any friend here, who can speak one word for me, or for my husband in this matter; if I have any friend here, who can give a voice to any suspicion that my heart has sometimes whispered to me; if I have any friend here, who honours my husband, or has ever cared for me, and has anything within his knowledge, no matter what it is, that may help to mediate between us, I implore that friend to speak!'†   (source)
  • This is the moment, John, when the reflection that you did not reject the mediation of the Redeemer, will bring balm to your soul.†   (source)
  • Thus, all that Lucy had effected by her zealous mediation was to fill Tom's mind with the expectation that Maggie's perverse resolve to go into a situation again would presently metamorphose itself, as her resolves were apt to do, into something equally perverse, but entirely different,—a marriage with Philip Wakem.†   (source)
  • "What says he, Nathaniel?" cried Mr. Grant, earnestly, and with obvious anxiety; "does he recall the promises of the mediation?†   (source)
  • Many a man has died with a heroic expression on his lips, but with heaviness and distrust at his heart; for, whatever may be the varieties of our religious creeds, let us depend on the mediation of Christ, the dogmas of Mahomet, or the elaborated allegories of the East, there is a conviction, common to all men, that death is but the stepping-stone between this and a more elevated state of being.†   (source)
  • — It is the custom of nations, when any two are at war, for some other powers, not engaged in the quarrel, to step in as mediators, and bring about the preliminaries of a peace: but while America calls herself the Subject of Great Britain, no power, however well disposed she may be, can offer her mediation.†   (source)
  • Having restored his authority, not to leave it at risk by trusting either to the French or other outside forces, he had recourse to his wiles, and he knew so well how to conceal his mind that, by the mediation of Signor Pagolo—whom the duke did not fail to secure with all kinds of attention, giving him money, apparel, and horses—the Orsini were reconciled, so that their simplicity brought them into his power at Sinigalia.†   (source)
  • Elinor remembered what Robert had told her in Harley Street, of his opinion of what his own mediation in his brother's affairs might have done, if applied to in time.†   (source)
  • She now found, that in spite of herself, she had always admitted a hope, while Edward remained single, that something would occur to prevent his marrying Lucy; that some resolution of his own, some mediation of friends, or some more eligible opportunity of establishment for the lady, would arise to assist the happiness of all.†   (source)
  • Nikolai Petrovitch has been made one of the mediators appointed to carry out the emancipation reforms, and works with all his energies; he is for ever driving about over his district; delivers long speeches (he maintains the opinion that the peasants ought to be 'brought to comprehend things,' that is to say, they ought to be reduced to a state of quiescence by the constant repetition of the sam†   (source)
  • — It is the custom of nations, when any two are at war, for some other powers, not engaged in the quarrel, to step in as mediators, and bring about the preliminaries of a peace: but while America calls herself the Subject of Great Britain, no power, however well disposed she may be, can offer her mediation.†   (source)
  • The prophet and the bard,
    Shall yet maintain themselves, in higher stages yet,
    Shall mediate to the Modern, to Democracy, interpret yet to them,
    God and eidolons.†   (source)
  • It is also a Law of Nature, "That all men that mediate Peace, be allowed safe Conduct."†   (source)
  • He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas; Thou hast a better place in his affection Than all thy brothers: cherish it, my boy, And noble offices thou mayst effect Of mediation, after I am dead, Between his greatness and thy other brethren: Therefore omit him not; blunt not his love, Nor lose the good advantage of his grace By seeming cold or careless of his will; For he is gracious, if he be observed.†   (source)
  • Say, good Caesar, That I some lady trifles have reserv'd, Immoment toys, things of such dignity As we greet modern friends withal; and say, Some nobler token I have kept apart For Livia and Octavia, to induce Their mediation;—must I be unfolded With one that I have bred?†   (source)
  • *vengeance
    Great was the dread and eke the repentance
    Of them that hadde wrong suspicion
    Upon this sely* innocent Constance; *simple, harmless
    And for this miracle, in conclusion,
    And by Constance's mediation,
    The king, and many another in that place,
    Converted was, thanked be Christe's grace!†   (source)
  • enemies than to save their enemies from their rage; for it has sometimes fallen out, that when their armies have been in disorder and forced to fly, so that their enemies were running upon the slaughter and spoil, the priests by interposing have separated them from one another, and stopped the effusion of more blood; so that, by their mediation, a peace has been concluded on very reasonable terms; nor is there any nation about them so fierce, cruel, or barbarous, as not to look upon their persons as sacred and inviolable.†   (source)
  • Regard to my family hath made me take upon myself to be the mediating power, in order to rectify those mistakes in policy which you have committed in your daughter's education.†   (source)
  • Upon the plan of separate provisions, New York would have to sustain the whole weight of the establishments requisite to her immediate safety, and to the mediate or ultimate protection of her neighbors.†   (source)
  • It were to be wished, that Christians would take example by this Heathen, to have received by the kind mediation and powerful interposition of their benefactors and deliverers; and it would be likewise happy for mankind, were there no occasion to blame many, who, instead of thankfully acknowledging favours and benefits, rather abuse and condemn those who have been the instruments to save them from destruction.†   (source)
  • When these things were implanted in his mind, I told him "that as God's justice was equal to his mercy, he resolved to destroy this world, till his Son Jesus Christ interposed in our behalf; and to procure our redemption, obtained leave of his heavenly Father to come down from Heaven into the world, Where he took human nature upon him, instructed us in our way to eternal life, and died as a sacrifice for our sins; that he was now ascended into Heaven, mediating for our pardon, delivering our petitions, and obtaining all those good benefits which we ask in his name, by humble and hearty prayers, all which were heard at the throne of Heaven."†   (source)
  • I will no more as now speak of her ring,
    Till it come eft* to purpose for to sayn *again
    How that this falcon got her love again
    Repentant, as the story telleth us,
    By mediation of Camballus,
    The kinge's son of which that I you told.†   (source)
  • A truce, nevertheless, was at length agreed on, by the mediation of the neutral parties, and the whole company again sat down at the table; where Jones being prevailed on to ask pardon, and Blifil to give it, peace was restored, and everything seemed in statu quo.†   (source)
  • And yet this speaking of God to Moses, was by mediation of an Angel, or Angels, as appears expressely, Acts 7.†   (source)
  • When God speaketh to man, it must be either immediately; or by mediation of another man, to whom he had formerly spoken by himself immediately.†   (source)
  • As for Partridge, Jones hath settled L50 a-year on him; and he hath again set up a school, in which he meets with much better encouragement than formerly, and there is now a treaty of marriage on foot between him and Miss Molly Seagrim, which, through the mediation of Sophia, is likely to take effect.†   (source)
  • I say, by treaty and ambassadry,
    And by the Pope's mediation,
    And all the Church, and all the chivalry,
    That in destruction of Mah'metry,* *Mahometanism
    And in increase of Christe's lawe dear,
    They be accorded* so as ye may hear; *agreed
    How that the Soudan, and his baronage,
    And all his lieges, shall y-christen'd be,
    And he shall have Constance in marriage,
    And certain gold, I n'ot* what quantity, *know not
    And hereto find they suffisant surety.†   (source)
  • For it could not be the commandement of God that could oblige them; because God spake not to them immediately, but by the mediation of Moses Himself; And our Saviour saith of himself, (John 5.†   (source)
  • For to say that God hath spoken to him in the Holy Scripture, is not to say God hath spoken to him immediately, but by mediation of the Prophets, or of the Apostles, or of the Church, in such manner as he speaks to all other Christian men.†   (source)
  • Again, there be many rare works produced by the Art of man: yet when we know they are done; because thereby wee know also the means how they are done, we count them not for Miracles, because not wrought by the immediate hand of God, but by mediation of humane Industry.†   (source)
  • To make Covenant with God, is impossible, but by Mediation of such as God speaketh to, either by Revelation supernaturall, or by his Lieutenants that govern under him, and in his Name; For otherwise we know not whether our Covenants be accepted, or not.†   (source)
  • Seeing then all Prophecy supposeth Vision, or Dream, (which two, when they be naturall, are the same,) or some especiall gift of God, so rarely observed in mankind, as to be admired where observed; and seeing as well such gifts, as the most extraordinary Dreams, and Visions, may proceed from God, not onely by his supernaturall, and immediate, but also by his naturall operation, and by mediation of second causes; there is need of Reason and Judgement to discern between naturall, and supernaturall Gifts, and between naturall, and supernaturall Visions, or Dreams.†   (source)
  • And he that maketh a Covenant with the Author, by mediation of the Actor, not knowing what Authority he hath, but onely takes his word; in case such Authority be not made manifest unto him upon demand, is no longer obliged: For the Covenant made with the Author, is not valid, without his Counter-assurance.†   (source)
  • The cause of Sense, is the Externall Body, or Object, which presseth the organ proper to each Sense, either immediatly, as in the Tast and Touch; or mediately, as in Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling: which pressure, by the mediation of Nerves, and other strings, and membranes of the body, continued inwards to the Brain, and Heart, causeth there a resistance, or counter-pressure, or endeavour of the heart, to deliver it self: which endeavour because Outward, seemeth to be some matter without.†   (source)
  • And whereas some men have pretended for their disobedience to their Soveraign, a new Covenant, made, not with men, but with God; this also is unjust: for there is no Covenant with God, but by mediation of some body that representeth Gods Person; which none doth but Gods Lieutenant, who hath the Soveraignty under God.†   (source)
  • Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp'd to him:—and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place:— But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bumbast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war: And, in conclusion, nonsuits My mediators: for, "Certes," says he, "I have already chose my officer."†   (source)
  • Between these two, therefore, a league was struck, and those hands which had been the instruments of war became now the mediators of peace.†   (source)
  • The Fifteenth, Of Mediators   (source)
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