Sentence Examples

  • Though spasmodic efforts were made to promote agriculture and open up communications the Sudan continued to be a constant drain on the Egyptian exchequer.
  • He settled down into eIgn~ inglorious ease, varied at long intervals by outbursts of spasmodic tyranny.
  • With his combination of vicious selfindulgence and spasmodic cruelty was no unfit representative of his age.
  • Thirty years of friction followed, while the parliament, and the ruling classes tried in a spasmodic way to enforce the statute, and the peasantry strove to evade it.
  • The extreme democratic and socialistic party made with French aid some spasmodic efforts to stir up a revolutionary movement, but they met with no popular sympathy; the throne of Leopold stood firmly based upon the trust and respect of the Belgian nation for the wisdom and moderation of their king.

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