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  • Mrs. Heine has told us that her deceased husband, in joint conspiracy with the defendant's deceased father, entered into an agreement which, shall we say, was predicated on a rather liberal, albeit mutually satisfying, interpretation of these laws.†   (source)
  • Geisha may not take any formal vow of silence, but their existence is predicated on the singularly Japanese conviction that what goes on during the morning in the office and what goes on during the evening behind closed doors bear no relationship to one another, and must always remain compartmentalized and separate.†   (source)
  • The question is actually a rather philosophical one, predicated on whether when looking at a man who has lost a big toe, you say, 'Oh, he's a cripple' or 'Oh, he was smart or strong or lucky enough to escape worse injury.'†   (source)
  • Her future was predicated on the completion of the work, for one Sunday when Father Nicanor was lunching at the house and the whole family sitting at the table spoke of the solemnity and splendor that religious ceremonies would acquire when the church was built, Amaranta said: "The luckiest one will be Rebeca."†   (source)
  • A system predicated on death from the sky.†   (source)
  • "The consent of the Four Kingdoms, represented by the four major races—the Trolls, the Elves, the Goblins, and the Dwarves—to be ruled by Men was predicated on the continuity of rule," said Bert.†   (source)
  • At least that's the way she was viewing the blood evidence—everything she did was predicated on the assumption that Switzer really was the wrong man, which could only mean the blood had been planted.†   (source)
  • So much of our offense was predicated upon the possibility that I would rush the ball, but everyone knew—especially LSU's defense—that wasn't going to happen.†   (source)
  • That is the natural course, and, upon it, Giorgione, and Raphael, and the others, predicated their work.†   (source)
  • The diplomat's decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy — nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.†   (source)
  • Next, and predicated upon my first assumption, I know that your credentials are genuine.†   (source)
  • The power of most of the gods, however, is predicated upon a special physiology, which they lose in part when incarnated into a new body.†   (source)
  • What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word quality cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates.†   (source)
  • Thus, in cultures whose ancestry includes ancient Greece, one invariably finds a strong subject-object differentiation because the grammar of the old Greek mythos presumed a sharp natural division of subjects and predicates.†   (source)
  • Granting this constant dreaming effect and predicating it on the neurophysiological structures they possess, it would seem that they might splash around enjoying their own sound tracks.†   (source)
  • We must remember that it may not be a knowledge of right, for no knowledge of right is predicated of the animal's instinctive recoil at evil.†   (source)
  • Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?'†   (source)
  • There was a character about Madame Defarge, from which one might have predicated that she did not often make mistakes against herself in any of the reckonings over which she presided.†   (source)
  • I do at least seem to catch the key to a part of this abundance of small anxious, ingenious illustration as I recollect putting my finger, in my young woman's interest, on the most obvious of her predicates.†   (source)
  • But as soon as the author ventures to declare that the foundations which he predicates now, part of which Father Iosif just enumerated, are the permanent, essential, and eternal foundations, he is going directly against the Church and its sacred and eternal vocation.†   (source)
  • Nay, I will venture to go farther, it is being in some degree epicures: for what could the greatest epicure wish rather than to eat with many mouths instead of one? which I think may be predicated of any one who knows that the bread of many is owing to his own largesses.†   (source)
  • If there is any thing exceptionable, it must be sought for in the specific powers upon which this general declaration is predicated.†   (source)
  • "Abide, for Godde's digne* passion, *worthy For we shall have a predication: This Lollard here will preachen us somewhat."†   (source)
  • <5> For certes *many a predication *preaching is often inspired Cometh oft-time of evil intention;* by evil motives* Some for pleasance of folk, and flattery, To be advanced by hypocrisy; And some for vainglory, and some for hate.†   (source)
  • Bulles of popes, and of cardinales, Of patriarchs, and of bishops I shew, And in Latin I speak a wordes few, To savour with my predication, And for to stir men to devotion Then show I forth my longe crystal stones, Y-crammed fall of cloutes* and of bones; *rags, fragments Relics they be, as *weene they* each one.†   (source)
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  • Here were encyclopedic sentences that left subject and predicate completely out of shouting distance.†   (source)
  • In cultures such as the Chinese, where subject-predicate relationships are not rigidly defined by grammar, one finds a corresponding absence of rigid subject-object philosophy.†   (source)
  • He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a predicate in the past tense.†   (source)
  • In the predicate relation the pronouns respond to a more complex regulation.†   (source)
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