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  • Another conclusion he arrived at, was that in order to sheet-anchor himself as Freddie Drummond, closer ties and relations in his own social nook were necessary.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • In the past, Germany has always provided the passive sheet-anchor stability that allowed Europe to work.

    Horst Köhler's resignation is bad for Germany, for Europe and for politics

  • Thus with three principalities would your father exalt you his three sons, proud of your manliness; while I was choosing the best brides for you, scheming to link you by marriage to Athens, Thebes, and Sparta, that ye might live a happy life with a fast sheet-anchor to hold by.

    Heracles

  • When metaphysical subjects came before him, he felt that he had this for a sheet-anchor, and he did not greatly care to keep proving it again and again by continued criticism or examination.

    Voltaire

  • Whether or no there be in the human breast that natural religion of goodness and virtue which was the sheet-anchor of Voltaire's faith, there is at least a something in the hearts of good men which sets a vast gulf between them and those who are to the very depths of their souls irredeemably saturated with corruption.

    Voltaire

  • However, if the nation-wide campaigns of subversion are not addressed, and if prevention, rather than containment, does not become the sheet-anchor of national policy, there will be a tipping-point beyond which national capacities for emergency management will begin to fall disastrously short.

    What Maoists Want

  • The belief which had been her sheet-anchor in hoping for forgiveness had proved false.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • He had imbibed a foolish prejudice against quinine, our sheet-anchor in the complaint.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Christian, and came to argue it over again with her as a philosopher, he had put his whole strength to, depending indeed upon it as his sheet-anchor. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The country was now poised to shift the emphasis from planning to viction and Development Programme is also the sheet-anchor of our policy towards Southern Africa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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