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  • Gabriel eyed him, unaware of what the half-demon found funny about the major event preceding his takeover as Death.
  • They went through the motions of checking all the hotels and flophouses in the city, but no one had seen Homer in the days preceding his murder.
  • He watched her drop it, the sound of metal on stone preceding her curse by a second.
  • Mechanism was the unalterable connexion of every phenomenon a with other phenomena b, c, d, either as following or preceding it; mechanism was the inexorable form into which the events of this world are cast, and by which they are connected.
  • If we compare Dalton's diagrams of the two oxides of carbon or of the three oxides of nitrogen that are given in the preceding table, we at once see the necessity of this law; for the more complex molecule has to be formed from the simpler one by the addition of one or more whole atoms. In the oxides of carbon the same weight of carbon must be combined with weights of oxygen that are as 2, and in the oxides of nitrogen a fixed weight of nitrogen must be in union with weights of oxygen that are as 1: 2: 2, which are the same ratios as 2: 4: r.

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