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  • But, as Sheldrake points out, to an eighteenth-century physicist, Seeing things at a distance or hearing the voices of people far away would have seemed like the work of witches or the delusions of lunatics.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Thrace had invented the peltast, the quick and mobile lightly armed infantryman who fought at close range with a knife or at a distance with a javelin.

    The Spartacus War

  • Astonishing in retrospect is the limited participation of the uniformed military, as the president, in Bundys words, kept all of the Joint Chiefs but Max Taylor at a distance from ExComm.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Cancri f orbits its star at a distance of 0.781 astronomical units AU.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • Skirmishers appeared at a distance too far for their uniforms to be distinguished.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • I followed it at a distance until it came to Kennedy Memorial Drive, where it turned right onto West River Road.

    The Killing Kind

  • Whether or not Aristotle, a friend of Antipater, was involved at a distance in the assassination of his former pupil continued to be debated in ancient times.

    Alexander the Great

  • A pine grove that begins at a distance of two miles from the city, and extends as far as Cervia, was already famous in antiquity, when it extended to the north as far as Aquileia.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He published "La présence des absents" (1642), the first treatise in France on diagnosis, and which aimed at permitting sick persons at a distance from all medical aid to describe their symptoms to the physician.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Establishing a stable elliptical orbit at a distance of one-point-two AUs, Captain.

    Creative Couplings

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