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  • If those accounts are adequate we should know what ˜If Bob is hiyo, then there is a dingo about,™ means.

    Boys in White Suits

  • "It is a faithful saying -- If we suffer with him, we shall also reign with him; _If we deny him, he also will deny us_."

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • If English Literature were taught differently, if he were led by stages from Macaulay to Scott, from Byron to Rossetti, he might perhaps appreciate the splendid heritage of song, but as it is, swung straight from _If_ to the _Ode to the Nightingale_ he finds the "shy beauty" of Keats most unutterable nonsense.

    The Loom of Youth

  • Still getting no answer, he lifts up his hands and calls the great Oath of Clearance; in effect ‘If I have loved gold overmuch, hated mine enemy, refused the stranger my tent, truckled to public opinion: If my land cry out against me,

    X. On Reading the Bible (III)

  • If he had insisted on them, or based his opposition solely upon them, our answer would have been simply this: “If you do not admit with us that fermentation is correlated with the life and nutrition of the ferment, we agree upon the principal point.

    VI. The Physiological Theory of Fermentation. Reply to the Critical Observations of Liebig, Published in 1870

  • If, then, the disjunctive _A is either B or C_ (_B_ and _C_ being contraries) implies that both alternatives cannot be true, it can only be adequately rendered in hypotheticals by the two forms -- (1) _If A is

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • It is a faithful saying, for if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we differ, we shall also reign with him: _If we deny him, he also will deny us_: If we believe not; yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself. "

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • II. i.25 (435,2) If you shall cleave to my consent, Then 'tis,/It shall make honour for you] Macbeth expressed his thought with affected obscurity; he does not mention the royalty, though he apparently has it in his mind, _If you shall cleave to my consent_, if you shall concur with me when I determine to accept the crown, _when 'tis_, when that happens which the prediction promises, _it shall make honour for you_.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • V. i.1 (121,2) If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep] The sense is, _If I may only trust the_ honesty _of sleep_, which I know however not to be so nice as not often to practise _flattery_.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • Of course, that is, unless the information is hushed, unless the term "If you see something say something" is meaningful only when it's convenient, or when one of us is not on the firing line.

    Carol Smaldino: Defense at the Center: Who Is Really Listening About the Bullying?

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