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  • You overlook the centre's dismall failure to do just that when it had the opportunity.

    Under Pressure

  • It is obvious that McCain's internals are dismall in the state since his strategy consists of getting the rest of the state outside of the DC area to vote for him in a show of southern, white solidarity.

    Two More Polls Give Obama The Lead In Virginia

  • Given the dismall track-record of the (D) - controlled Legislature, it may indeed be that the ONLY '' safe '' way to impose, enforce, and KEEP hard limits on taxes is to clearly write those limits into the Constitution.

    Sound Politics: Condotta clarifies

  • But beeing no way able to furnish him so soone, I would I had died before I heard these dismall tydings.

    The Decameron

  • All of them agreeing in this dismall resolution, they commanded

    The Decameron

  • Yes very well, replyed Bernardino, and remember withall, that in that dismall bloody combustion, I lost a little Daughter, about the age as Jacomino speaketh.

    The Decameron

  • Germaines, mighty dissentions grew betweene both the Nations, insomuch, that it drew a dismall and a lingering warre.

    The Decameron

  • Whereto her Mayde thus answered: Mistresse, never talke of doing any violence to your selfe, because by such a blacke and dismall deed, as you have lost his kind company here in this life, so shall you never more see him in the other world: for immediately you sinke downe to hell, which foule place cannot be a receptacle for his faire soule, that was endued with so many singular vertues.

    The Decameron

  • A most magnificent dinner had Anastasio provided, and the tables were covered under the Pine-trees, where he saw the cruell Lady so pursued and slaine: directing the guests so in their seating, that the yong Gentlewoman his unkinde Mistresse, sate with her face opposite unto the place, where the dismall spectacle was to be seene.

    The Decameron

  • If thou kilst him, because thou maist with safety returne home unto thine owne abiding, take not the same way which guided thee thither, but another, lying on the left hand, and directing speedily out of the wood, as being not so much haunted as the other, but rather free from all resort, and surest for visiting thine owne countrey, after such a dismall deed is done.

    The Decameron

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