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- v. To say that something is not wanted because it makes the situation worse than it was, or is simply very annoying.
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You forget, my Dr how much a woman can do without in domestick affairs to save
Had we known that maids can do without men, we had impeached him from his intent, albeit he sent thee no messenger, but came to thee in person; and he telleth us he hath burnt the feather dress; else had we taken it from him.
If you have given him permission to translate the papers (which I suppose he can do without permission if he pleases), I write to ask which of your photographs you would wish to represent you in Germany ” the last, or the previous one by Ernest Edwards, which I think much the best ” as if you like I will undertake to order them and save you any more trouble about it.
She said bitterly over her shoulder, stalking away, 'I can do without your sarcasm,' and Edna, touching my arm, said kindly, 'You go on up, I'll make Lady Westering's tea.'
Once it is understood that one can do without many competitive practices provided the competitor does likewise, the result may be not only an ever intenser and purer competition, which has already been emphasized, but also the opposite.
Sherfa turned to Belkot and said, If the Harrakas can do without their new greenhouse, I think they have enough tripolymer sheeting to make the balloon.
And there is no farther argument necessary to prove that men do not understand the mind of God in the Scripture in a due manner, than their supposal and confidence that so they can do without the communication of a spiritual understanding unto them by the Holy Spirit of God, which is so contrary unto the plain, express testimonies thereof.