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  • A brief follow-up on Shawn's outstanding and challenging post here, my eye fell on the following sentence from the December 1957 issue of Caecilia, stated as a given, not argued for, just presented as a summary of the prevailing view - a view which today is held by a dying-out minority, in light of new scholarship and a changed culture.

    Here was the ethos of 1957

  • Re: Cookie Monster What do you do when venerating Pele becomes so prevalent that 80% of your young women end up being sacrificed in volcanos, and your population is on the verge is dying-out?

    Cookies and the Craft

  • The extinction would in most cases be effected by a gradual dying-out, but in some instances there might have been a sudden destruction of a species of limited range.

    On the law which has regulated the introduction of new species

  • There is a dying-out of national feeling very simple in its origin.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • But it is in their mental characteristics that their difference from the lethargic, dying-out coast tribes is most marked.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The people were dying out, and had got used to the dying-out process, and had formed habits of life adapted to this process: there was the great mortality among the children, the over-working of the women, the under-feeding, especially of the aged.

    Resurrection

  • I have noticed that in this nursery stock there has been a good deal of dying-out of the original stock where the trees had been grafted, and where the scion had not covered over.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting New York City, September 3, 4 and 5, 1924

  • But the dying-out of the intellectually superior part of the population is a pathological condition, not a part of normal evolution; for barring artificial interference with the birth-rate, fertility has been found to go hand in hand with general superiority.

    Applied Eugenics

  • A world, dimmed by the steadily dying-out light of religion, heaving with the explosive forces of a blind and triumphant nationalism; scorched with the fires of pitiless persecution, whether racial or religious; deluded by the false theories and doctrines that threaten to supplant the worship of

    The Advent of Divine Justice

  • At the dying-out of the applause, the violinist addressed himself to the nook where Io was no more than a vague, faĆ«rie figure to his eyes, misty through interlaced bloom and leafage.

    Success A Novel

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