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  • He was caught by surprise, fifteen feet in the air above the path, in the forks of a many-branched tree.

    Chapter 25

  • At last they entered a grand central chamber and blinked in the dazzle of a many-branched candelabra.

    The Dressmaker

  • Rachel was chosen by one of these broad strips entering through the high windows as she attended to one of the many-branched silver candelabras on the oak table.

    Dearly Beloved

  • There was a Roman Catholic Church with scholars who had developed a sophisticated and many-branched theology over centuries; while most of the population learned basic theology by word of mouth from parish priests.

    God will know his own

  • Proponents argue that MWI reconciles how we can perceive non-deterministic events (such as the random decay of a radioactive atom) with the deterministic equations of quantum physics; history, which prior to many worlds had been viewed as a single "world-line", is rather a many-branched tree where every possible branch of history is realized.

    Behe's response to Many Universes Hypothesis

  • The grammatical energy that springs from these ramifying clauses--a packed syntax that would burst into a many-branched diagram on an English teacher's blackboard--expresses a corresponding energy of meditation:

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • We talked a bit, trying to make sense of this convoluted, many-branched, pruned and grafted family tree.

    Relatively Speaking

  • It is nutrient-rich from the growth and decay of deep, many-branched grass roots.

    Grassland biome

  • The five women's tombs also include elaborate many-branched pendants, intricate gold and jeweled neckpieces that had been sewn onto gowns, twisted antelope bracelets, amulets, anklets, rings, carved and inlaid clasps, and -- for a presumed princess -- a collapsible traveling crown made of five folding "trees" attached to a jeweled circle, each hung with dozens of dangling gold disks, hearts and flowers.

    The Ancient Riches of a Land

  • They covered the surfaces with beaten gold, then used pure gold to fashion a many-branched candlestick modeled after the almond tree, with a blossom to hold each light.

    Practicing Love, Building Community

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