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  • No. Principiis obsta! on December 11, 2006 at 7: 13 am | Reply Whisperwolf

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  • The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), the world's largest single organization devoted to finding an AIDS vac-cine, has argued that the obsta-cles to progress are clear and resolvable — lack of political commitment and inadequate scientific resources.

    AIDS: The Elusive Vaccine

  • Some of those crashes hadn't been because it was plowing into obsta-cles, it was because it was picking them up with a pincer and tossing them aside if they were small enough.

    Elvenborn

  • Then you went to the downwind side of the clear-ing, paced a distance equal to the length of the helicopter plus five paces safety margin back from the nearest obsta-cle, and deposited another marker.

    Chickenhawk

  • Now the journey took on a new urgency as Elric realised that some force was attempting to put obsta - cles in their way.

    The Weird Of The White Wolf

  • Now the journey took on a new urgency as Elric realised that some force was attempting to put obsta - cles in their way.

    The Weird of the White Wolf

  • This faint morsel of encouragement was, it seems, sufficient to start him in his terrible career, and the trifle becomes important as a solemn illustration of the _obsta principiis_.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • The others, the reformists, the revisionists, who find inconvenient the continued reminder principiis obsta! with which they are assailed by the revolutionists, in their turn attack the intellectuals, regarding them as meddlesome intruders, fossilized professors, and so on, as persons who are utterly devoid of any sound ideas of the labour movement and of its necessities, disturbing its normal course with their ideas of the study.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • Fortunately we are still in good time: the matter has made no stir; it is still a case of a good principiis obsta.

    Chapter XIX

  • In such cases obsta principiis is the only hope; reliable might once have been suppressed, perhaps; it cannot now.

    Formations.

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