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  • So long as one refuses to accept the force of the traditional argument in favour of the Esdras Canon, one must at all events admit that the Jewish Canon of the Psalms was undoubtedly closed before the date of the Septuagint translation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I was trying to draw in some heat through a cup of coffee, a patrol officer at the door to make sure I didn't try to steal one of the canine trophies stored in the cabinet, when MacArthur joined me, accompanied by Captain Bobby Melia, one of two captains in the force who were second in command to Chief Byron Fischer.

    The Killing Kind

  • “Bad news, Mr. Parker!” he cried, as the strut came free in my hand and I spun my wrist, pushing the spear of wood with all the force I could muster into the left side of the woman.

    The Killing Kind

  • In all religious orders we find the chapter, whether it be the chapter of the monastery to limit the monarchical authority of the abbot and fill a vacancy, or the general chapter, to appoint for the fixed term a new superior-general, to receive the accounts of the preceding administration, and, within permitted limits, to modify the constitutions which have not the force of pontifical laws, and to pass new decrees for the whole order.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The necessary oath is given by the judge on his own initiative, not at the request of one of the litigants, to complete imperfect proof, and is called supplementary; or to destroy the force of circumstantial evidence, arising especially from current rumour, against the accused, and is called purgative.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • When Blue Jay catcher Rick Cerrone bunted over pinch runner Garth Iorg, Gossage tried for the force at second, but almost threw the ball away, and Iorg was safe.

    The Greatest Game

  • Canonists enumerate six kinds of perfect proof: the unshaken deposition of two witnesses, who are above all suspicion; a public document, or other instrument having the force of a public document, as, for instance, a certified copy of a public instrument; conclusive presumption of law; the decisive oath; judicial confession; evidence or notoriety of the fact.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Also, because of the bar down the middle, which was connected to the chin-piece, the shock of the blows to my head was distributed in an odd way, such that a lot of the force was going to my jaw.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Rescripts have the force of a particular law, i.e. for the persons concerned; only occasionally, e.g. when they interpret or promulgate

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • My ball came hurtling down with the force of a meteoritehaving been launched from a point fifty or sixty feet higher than the womens headsand bounced hard onto the short grass three yards behind them, exactly where they had been a second earlier.

    The Italian Summer

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