Sentence Examples


  • In April 1906 an eruption of Mount Etna caused the destruction of several villages and much loss of life and damage to property; in appointinga committee to distribute the relief funds the premier refused to include any of the deputies of the devastated districts among its members, and when asked by them for the reason of this omission, he replied, with a frankness more characteristic of the man than politic, that he knew they would prove more solicitous in the distribution of relief for their own electors than for the real sufferers.
  • This omission is sometimes held to be an error, but as a fact it is an advantage.
  • It is perhaps noteworthy that Xavier himself never mentions Pinto; but the omission may be explained by the numerous gaps in his correspondence.
  • Having given orders in the commander-in-chief's name to rectify this omission, Prince Andrew galloped back.
  • Accordingly named Hibernicae, or Hiberniculae. By the omission of the

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