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  • For example, in Lemon Tree, the Defense Minister does contemptible things-the film implies he cheats on his wife, but you also show that he has an impossible job dealing with conflicting factions in his own government.

    Dan Lybarger: Home in Exile: An Interview With Eran Riklis

  • My girlfriend lives in West Hartford so I do enjoy going to both locations … but only for a few things-the produce and meats are out of this world … but so are the prices.

    As you’re preparing for your Thanksgiving feast… « Dating Jesus

  • I have no doubt that the neurobiological mechanics of the brain are critical to being able to experience life, but those two things-the brain and the experience that manifests thru it-exist in different realms.

    Timothy B. Stokes - Neurobiology doesn’t reduce human experience into mechanistic meaninglessness

  • And on the Nigerian question I think it's a combination of things-the fact that there's so many of us for a start, plus the oil "wealth" and possibly it's hardwired in our DNA as well

    First Tanzania musings, hailing the CAs and a young reader

  • Knowing nothing of the disappearing gold nor Jocasta's mysterious visitor, though, Phaedre wouldn't be aware of the increased vigilance, save in the indirect way in which slaves always knew things-the instinct that had doubtless roused her to look out the window.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • For there must be three things-the moved, the movent, and the instrument of motion.

    Physics

  • That, too, is why all the other things-the things, I mean, which are reciprocally transformed in virtue of their

    On the Generation and Corruption

  • ‘Nature’ means (1) the genesis of growing things-the meaning which would be suggested if one were to pronounce the

    Metaphysics

  • And the round dome with the five pointy things-the Temple of Paladine.

    Dragons Of Summer Flame

  • But this year it fell to Lucullus, who found all sorts of horrible things-the dungeons were full of political prisoners and potentially dangerous relatives who had been tortured, or used as specimens by the King in his constant experimentations with poison.

    Fortune's Favorites

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