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Answer high blood pressue Answer Sometimes this may be an illusion. Some of us are more pink than beige naturally-- especially redheads-- and certain colors and fluorescent lighting can really emphasize the pink tones of our skin, making us look like we're blushing when we aren't. Rosacea …
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Hi,I don't think there's an easy answer to this question. As I understand it, surrender charges vary widely among insurance companies and might even change over the life of the policy. You'll need to read the fine print of your policy and/or speak to your agent.Click here for more about life insuran…
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First, this is an idiom that is no longer considered good medicine. It comes from a culture from long ago before we understood pathogens, disease, and our immune systems. When you are ill with a cold, other upper respiratory infection, and/or fever, eat sensibly when you are hungry and stop when y…
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I would say: "Because I like to stay informed on areas important to my field, to make myself more valuable to my employer. So, I know about xxx, but I do not have professional experience doing it. I would look forward to the opportunity to get more experience with xxx for you.
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John F KennedyHenry FordDavy CrockettMaureen O'HaraJudy Garland's granny was Irish.Grace KelleyAlfred E. Smith Nellie Bly (1864-1922) Journalist and adventuressMatthew Brady (1823-1896) Civil War photographerWilliam J. Brennan, Jr (1906-1997) Supreme Court JusticeBuffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) W…
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Answer Jefferson was against the idea of judicial review...search "jefferson, judicial review," something might come up. I think Alexander Hamilton or James Madison wrote about the dangers of judicial power in the Federalist papers too, you might want to check that out. Actually, Hamilton, writ…
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Not all abusers are narcissists, but all narcissists are abusive.Thats right. Some abusers are BPD. Some are sociopaths. But all abusers have a personality disorder. All are selfish (to a dangerous degree). All lack empathy (when it gets in the way of their selfish desires..and there are innumerous …
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This refers to the fact that one can be beautiful on the outside and mean or unpleasant on the inside - you also see this in the saying "pretty is as pretty does." More Opinions: It is saying if someone looks beautiful on the outside, they might be so mean in the inside, or if someones super ugly,…
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This depends on what state you reside and also what state the incident occured in. IF you carried the property as a friend and not as a hired mover AND the damage was committed by no fault of your own, in most states this is considered to be an accident. The friend may not win a lawsuit against you …
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Yes pro wrestling is fake. How do I know well Im a pro wrestler myself. Been to wrestling school and everything. Here are the reasons how. Punches are 'pulled' wrestlers (if not stiff) make little to no impact Slams are as safe as they can be There is an inch of padding under the canvas Everyone …
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Answer You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer. 1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) 2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot 4 Run Superantispyware 5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web Cure…
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Answer One reference is to the growth of nanotechnology in southern countries such as India, Brazil, and China (which are moving along quickly) in comparison to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Islamic world.
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Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British officer, statesman, and writer. As Prime Minister of Britain during World War II , he represented the indomitable will of the people of Great Britain. In earlier years, he was a war correspondent as well as a soldier in the Boer War (1899-1902). He was Fir…
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In 1971 a group of San Rafael High School students, called the Waldos, used to gather around 4:20pm to smoke marijuana, so "420" became the slang for signifying the time to light up. It later evolved into a term for potheads or just for the drug itself.Coincidentally, it was Hitler's birthday. But i…
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Answer In order for Demoracy to "work" you have to PARTICIPATE, you cannot sinmply be an OBSERVER.
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God came from nothing he has ALWAYS existed!!! God made our minds so that we can't process the thought of forever or always existing!!! but that doesn't mean that he is mean and doesn't like us because He loves us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The late, great Milton Friedman Nobel-prize winning Chicago-school economist Milton Friedman is famous for saying, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." Sci-fi novelist Robert Heilein also used the phrase in his book "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." The term means that nothing is free, and if…
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Answer This may be true, but it doesn't matter, because Christ was deriving this moral law from the Old Testament, specifically the book of Levitcus, which was written a thousand or more years before Christ. The passage in which Jesus cites this is Matthew 7:12, as well as Luke 6:31. This is…
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Beauty is ALWAYS in the eye of the beholder in every aspect of life....not just dating. Beauty can only be judged by each individual person's own ideas of beauty. One man's homely dog is another man's beauty queen.  I'm in agreement, for instance all the girls in school are in love with a guy …
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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side Grass looks greener on the other side, because it's the grass that you don't have. The saying points out precisely this aspect of some people's psychology: that they think that what they want is better than what they have and in many cases they could be wrong.T…
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This remark originally appeared in the introduction to a POGO book, where Walt Kelly paraphrases Oliver Hazard Perry's famous dispatch after having won the battle of Lake Erie: "We have met the enemy and he is ours." Kelly writes "We have met the enemy, and not only is he ours, he may be us." Kelly …
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Some Irish proverbs: "Is milis fíon, is searbh a íoc." "Wine is sweet, its payment bitter." "Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón" "(It is) often a person's mouth broke his nose" "Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile" "One beetle recognises another (beetle)" "Aghaidh an oilc i bhfad uainn" "The face …
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Life was hard because unless you were rich you would be a begger on the street or in a house with 1 bedroom and loads of people living in it. also poor peoples houses were not made of stone so it was more likely to catch on fire.
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Your friend might be angry at you, or just not want to hang out with you. Answer; ask yourself have you done anything to upset your friend? im going through the same thing at the moment where im really angry at my friend and im finding the best way to deal with the situation is to ignore her. maybe…
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Yes and No... Viewpoint 1 Subjective morality Ask yourself - What would of happened if the means hadn't taken place?Additional consequences of the means/endHow would the answers to the above questions affected you/society (depending if you are egotistical or a utilitarian) Viewpoint 2 Objective …
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Yogi Berra, a New York Yankee, said that.
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Usually most people name an Executor (male) or Executrix (female) in charge of the Will. You do have a right to see that Will, so I'd ask your brother if you could see it. He may or may not let you read it if you are on the young side. If your father just left a Will and never mentioned an Execu…
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I wouldn't say you are wasting your time, but you certainly need to give him a little push. Many men are gun-shy when it comes to commitment and marriage. When I first went with my husband it was almost 5 years. He was a wonderful man, but, he loved things the way they were and both being young it w…
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Yes completely. That's what they are all about. They are like a puppeteer. They like to see you dance and react. They love to throw out the bait and see how you will respond. They love to suck your will and life out of you. They love to see you broken, angry, sad, diminished.
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Many people associate the grieving process with death, but it comes in all forms:Splitting up from a boyfriend/girlfriend Broken engagements Weddings that never hit the altar Friend(s) or family turning on you House fires Floods and tornados Runaway children Parent desertion Even giving up drugs or …
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"What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a traditional zen koan -- a question posed by a Zen master to a student. It is meant to be pondered from within the routine of daily life until the answer opens the true heart of the question. All koans must be answered from within the realm of one's own…
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Nature is cruel; therefore we are also entitled to be cruel. When I send the flower of German youth into the steel hail of the war without feeling the slightest regret over the precious German blood that is being spilled, should I also not have the right to eliminate millions of an inferior race tha…
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Answer The eyes are likened to the windows of the heart in �Mark 7:20-23. I can find none that say; they are the "windows to the soul" Answer There seems to be a great deal of debate over the origins of the phrase, "the eyes are the windows to the soul." Some credit Immanuel Kant. Max Beer…
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"You can lead a horse to water, but not make it drink" is just a saying for trying to talk to someone but you cant make them do something
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it ended with the treaty of Paris
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Well, on 24 October 1918, with the German army retreating and its discipline disintegrating, the right-wing aristocrats who ran the German navy launched a suicidal mass foray from the base in Kiel, where they'd been holed up. It was quite clear, rebel sailor Ernst Schneider later wrote, that this wa…
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It's not necessary to tell all you know because it's not ladylike and folks get aggravated by it.
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Beauty is more than skin deep means a person can be beautiful inside and out. Their personality can shine through and be just as beautiful as your outside looks. It also means that inside of every beautiful person is something better that should be noticed more than their looks. Looks are good but p…
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It means that writing children's literature is considered in literary circles to be valued but somehow less legitimate than other works of literature, probably because in a book for young children, you can write one sentence per page with a picture and have a book; and the writer of a children's bo…
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In the daughter's mind, there is a payoff for that kind of behavior. If she thinks she can get what she wants by theft and deception, that's what she'll do. That kind of behavior needs to be corrected at a very young age, otherwise it leads to a permanent characteristic.  This could be an atte…
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Winston Churchill said it about the RAF pilots who won the Battle of Britain.Although it is generally associated with Churchill, he didn't actually coin the phrase It had been used before by someone else.He simply adapted it.
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no matters what year they said 90 to 93 i believe they made the Mitsubishi(good) motor for that car after that it was the Chrysler motor (crap)
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Not really.. on the old SAT it would be very good, but on the new one, it's probably better to have at least an 1800.
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Just up until the 40's the average age for a man was 8 years older than his wife and sometimes he was much older. Centuries ago many old men in their 60s plus would wed much younger women in their teens and the Mormones of today (the Elders) will often marry young teenage girls and have many wives. …
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Chicago was a gritty industrial town in the late 1800's. The broad shoulders moniker comes from the Carl Sandburg poem penned in 1916. CHICAGO They Also Had A Poem For It Also HOG Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stor…
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Until the Fat Lady Sings...A reference to Kate Smith, the proverbial "fat lady" who hailed the rise of the Philadelphia Flyers "Broadstreet Bullies" during the 1970s with her rousing renditions of "God Bless America."  More Information:There are three basic possibilities for the origin of thi…
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popular fads change when people are actually daring enough to express themselves fully, and try new ways to wear designs and styles. when other people around them like what they see, more people are encouraged to try the same thing. this is not only how fashion changes, but also how it comes to be. …
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ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR -- The rules of hard play are acceptable in war. In someones eyes 'all is fair in love and war" in other words,in a war between love and hate anything is acceptable or fair.
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Nudity - How shocking!As far as I know, the notion that nudity is shocking dates from about 1830.Before then, 'fig-leaves' had often been used instead of sex organs on statues. Look at some older portraits online. You'll find that until 1820 or so women often showed quite a lot of skin. I know that'…
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Reach way up under the dash and wiggle the connectors that are hardest to reach. This usually works. remove and reinstall the gage cluster, in the process you'll probably fix the loose connector that's causing the problem...also, check all the fuses, a loose or corroded fuse may b causing this...a…
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This quote is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but even his estate, Monticello, denies any evidence that the Founding Father ever used these words. Even if he had, Jefferson would not have been the originator. The phrase was, in fact, a simplified variant of a line from a 1790 speech by Irish…
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We use this expression when we want to keep the valuable things when we get rid of the things we don't want. It is usually used in the negative to mean that we don't want to throw out the good stuff when we throw out the bad stuff.Is an old saying which means - inadvertently losing or getting rid of…
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Big-Wig Check Out Maven's "Word of the Day", which happened to be BigWig. http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19980818
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Answer since you were the one driving the car you were responsible for the safety of all passengers in the car. so by law you get the ticket for him not wearing his seatbelt.
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Any RWD car can be a capable drifter when driven right. While the stock American KA24DE (or KA24E) equipped may not be as powerful as its Japanese CA18DET or SR20DET counterparts, it is still more than adequate when attempting to slide the well balanced 240sx chassis around. The short answer is yes,…
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Answer Wrinkles and or fine lines are not scars or wounds. the are results of fatigue of the skin which often comes with old age and or over exposure to the sun. However, as the skin does constantly renew itself you may experience a decrease in the number of fine line by limiting your exposure to…
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Patrick Henry used the phrase on March 23, 1775. In a speech before the House of Burgesses in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry, in a speech supporting sending troops against British forces, ended by saying... "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price…
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No, that phrase is not in the Bible.  This was quoted by a Rabbi (Jewish faith.) It means that a man (this should include women) is born, becomes a man and is strong only to grow older and face death where he is treated at home or in a nursing home and thus is reformed either from disease or t…
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This also should include women. ONCE A MAN TWICE A CHILD means we are born as children, come into adulthood and man leads a hopefully good and strong life and works hard, but, old age sneaks up and before death the man becomes a child again (either in a nursing home where he is cared for like a baby…
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Answer Answering "Beauty is skin deep how deep is intelligence Intelligence is as deep as much you pay attention in class and as deep as you report card grades. Seriously though, I didn't get the question :-?
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Answer Need to know what kind of car, what you mean by first and second setting, etc. Most likely the heater resistor resistor has an open only allowing the bottom two speeds work. These also go bad the other way and only let the top two speeds work. This resistor is located on the blower…
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Answer I too have a Win Mod 70 Featherweight that I purchased new in the late 80's (non controlled feed action). The best I have ever been able to get it to consistently shoot is about 1 1/4" and that is with certainly handloads. The skinny, lightweight barrel is really a roadblock to getting MOA ac…
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Answer It depends who you ask: The Irish nation is among the oldest in Europe and dates back millennia. However, the modern Republic of Ireland is of relatively recent origin. In 1916 the Republic was declared by Pearse et. al. at the GPO. In 1918 Sinn Fein overwhelmingly won election to the I…
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John Wheelwright was a British/American protestant clergyman. One of his most famous quotes while referring to the execution of famous abolitionist John Brown were ' John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, His soul is marching on'.
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It means that when people get into trouble, for example financial trouble, they may be "backed into a corner" and feel forced to do things they wouldn't normally do in terms of survival. For example, suppose that you get lost in the woods. After a few days without food, you become desperate for a m…
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for creating the steam boat and submarineEven before the steam engine had success on rails, steam-powered ships were a reality. Various inventors had built working steam-powered boats as far back as 1783. In 1800, American inventor Robert Fulton built the Nautilus, the first functioning submarine. I…
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When i came to power, i did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioners homes, but instuments of terror.-adolf Hitler
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Lao Tse or Lao Tzu I believe the quote you are looking for is: Nothing that can be said in words is worth saying. ?Lao-tse If this is right; Lao tzu was a Chinese philosopher and the noted founder of Taoism and a teacher of Confucius.
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Brevity is the Soul of Wit The proverb 'brevity is the soul of wit' means that articulate and intelligent communication (speech and writing) should use few and wisely chosen words. It is associated with the play 'Hamlet,' by William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare's day, 'wit' principally referred to …
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Answer Its slang for come on. Sentence: "Come on, lets go to the mall!" More Answers: In saying, "Aw, come on," this means that they are protesting something. 'C'mon' is short for come on. "Aw, c'mon." could mean that the speaker could be asking someone or something to "give in" or "cave".…
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Beauty is NOT skin deep!!!!No, you are always beautiful no matter what you look like. SOME people only judge by beauty but those are the ignorant people, the stupid people, those who can not possibly understand how beautiful it is to be someone nice, kind a giving. Dont worry if you're not beautiful…
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VITAMINSIF YOU TAKE VITAMINS everyday, you should split them into two separate times, and takethem with FOOD to get the most benefit from them. If you take them all at once, especially vitamin C, whatever your body doesn't need, it just comes out in your urine. So you get more out of them if you don…
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Answer There are certain types of slot machines that can be "beaten" every time, given enough time spent, and enough money "invested." However, those types of slot machines are becoming rarer and rarer, and now most of the slot machines have worse odds, and overall, even if you spend the time and…
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Sweet 16 Candle lighting ceremony The sweet 16-candle lighting is a ceremony where the birthday girl lights of total of 16 candles. She lights each candle in representation of someone who has made a difference in her life. As she lights each candle she can say who the person is and why they have mad…
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It is derived from the writings of the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who wrote: "If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away. " Thoreau is the author of the expressi…
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Did you recently watch the Departed? I watched that too and wondered why Matt Damon said that. I don't know, being Irish, maybe it's that we are too complex to analyze???  What Freud saidWhat Freud was quoted as saying about the Irish was, "This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is…
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Rene Descartes
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Francis Bacon: Who then to frail mortality shall trust,/ But limns the water, or but writes in dust.Henry Ford: Surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer is standard treatment and is likely curative. Yet, fewer blacks than whites undergo surgery for the disease, leading to a higher mortalit…
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Sally Ride was famous for being the first AMERICAN women in space, marring Steven Hawley which made the the first married astronauts, and for being the youngest astronaut in space.
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The term 'first taste of empowerment' means a person's first experience being in a position of power. It implies that the person was previously in a subordinate or subservient position.
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In a way It is certainly pointless to say "I love you" and then not show it towards someone, but equally no matter how loving you are at some point saying those words are going to make a world of difference in any relationship. Personally I'd rather have someone showing they love me without sa…
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Unanswered questions with 'well sometimes words do speak louder than words because the person might be sayin i love you but they can be sexualy or physicaly abusing you'
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Function and benefit of trade unions In the broadest sense, trade unions came about as a way to protect workers after the industrial revolution in England, where they were working 12 to 14 hour days 6 days a week for whatever the company owner decided he would pay them. Which of course was as lit…
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That's how God made them. *edit* Well, yes, but they need four legs to keep them balanced. *edit2* yea Liz is right :) they need 4 legs to keep balanced and they are mammals and most mammals have 4 legs.
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The quote may be from Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which King Claudius says, "When sorrows come, they come not single spies / But in battalions." It means that sorrows don't come one by one, like "spies" [advance scouts for an army], but all at once, battalions of an army.
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Hooweestik's favorite It's a little lengthy, but its my favorite. A rooster lived on a farm. He had all the chicks to himself. One day, he saw a new young buck of a rooster walking this way and that, strutting in front of all the chicks. The older rooster thought I won't have any of this and confro…
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Answer The quote "If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research." has been attributed to playwright, raconteur and entrepreneur Wilson Mizner. The exact wording to which you allude has been widely attributed to comedian Steven Wright. Did he plagiarize Mizner? …
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"Enano" is Spanish for "dwarf."
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Sir Walter Scott records these lines, in Canto VI, Stanza 17 of "Marmion" (1808), an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. The meaning is, basically, that lies beget more lies, and that masking lies with more lies creates an ever-more-complex arrangement of falsehoods. (see relate…
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(See Related Questions after reading this answer) Beauty is neither in the eye of the beholder nor the thing which is considered beautiful - this saying is useful to demonstrate that objects are not, themselves, intrinsically beautiful, but it fails to convey the true nature of beauty. If we study…
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Lord Acton's Saying His best known saying is: 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. It is often misquoted as 'All power corrupts ...' for the first clause. One of Lord Acton's most interesting, less well known sayings is: 'Great men are almost always bad men'.
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Solid state amplifiers were gaining acceptance among audiophiles, because of makes like SAE. True car hi-fi was new too.I remember listening to a very expensive pioneer car stereo that year,the first in town. It sounded brilliant even by today's standards. Electrostatic loudspeakers were patented i…
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In my opinion, no free lunch means you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. If i do this favor for your, you will owe one. One hand washes the other.... More information Simply that almost nothing in this world is actually free - even if you don't pay for it somebody else does - and the cost is like…
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This small prayer is known as the Breton Fisherman's Prayer, who are fishermen from Brittany, an administrative region in western France. The prayer is short and succinct in its entirety and not to be confused with other prayers that sound similar. The Breton Fisherman's Prayer was engraved on a b…
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No.it goes on for ever and ever,and there can be infinity planets with life on them.
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Firstly you need to consider you actually have the knowledge, space, ability and time to care for a horse. If you don't have all of these things, then you really shouldn't have one. If you do, then the first step is probably to make some friendlyt contacts. Buying horse by word of mouth can often me…
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Poetess, Nikki Giovanni means that any person who is alive and experiences life on any level, will undoubtedly make mistakes. This is a necessary part of living, and should not keep one from experimenting and taking chances in life. However, what is important is that one learns from their mistakes, …
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Algernon in the play "Importance of being Ernest" by Oscar Wilde
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