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  • Under her driving-power, Catholic schools could now be legally forced to teach the acceptability of lesbian and homosexual activity, Catholic organisations banned from publicly proclaiming the Catholic treachings in this area.

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  • The inaction of the tamasic man is a stumbling-block to the energies around him, the inaction of the Yogin creates, preserves and destroys; his action is dynamic with the direct, stupendous driving-power of great natural forces.

    The strength of stillness

  • Wisdom, education, and moral enthusiasms are but the machinery of our uplifting, the driving-power is Life.

    Men in the Making

  • Hunting and Marriage ... the first one being ever the central idea in a dog's thoughts -- and yet, how necessary are all these three wishes to the maintenance of species -- "urged ever onward by the driving-power of hunger and of love!" after all -- there is something very simple and direct about an animal!

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • There is a great driving-power at the back of this business, Watson, which does not surprise me after what I have heard.

    The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • I have never seen any signs either of constructive ability or sound principles in any Bolshevik leader; nothing but enterprise, driving-power, vindictiveness, Hebrew cunning, and a criminal ruthlessness.

    Potterism A Tragi-Farcical Tract

  • His vigour and resolution supply the driving-power required to compel his subordinates to act with reasonable efficiency, especially since incompetence or dishonesty are punished with the terrible severity of the Persian king who flayed an unjust satrap alive and made the skin into the seat of the official chair on which the new satrap sat to administer justice.

    The New World of Islam

  • They realize that Pan-Islamism's real driving-power to-day lies not in the caliphate but in institutions like the Hajj and the great

    The New World of Islam

  • More and more the Brahmins became the driving-power of the movement, seeking to perpetuate their supremacy in the India of the morrow as they had enjoyed it in the India of the past.

    The New World of Islam

  • I drive the car, but Tony supplies the driving-power.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

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