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  • Here he became an instructor in German at Harvard in 1825, and in 1830 obtained an appointment as professor of German language and literature there; but his anti-slavery agitation having given umbrage to the authorities, he forfeited his post in 1835, and was ordained Unitarian minister of a chapel at Lexington in Massachusetts in 1836.
  • This second intervention gave umbrage to France, who by way of a counterpoise sent a force to occupy Ancona.
  • He also took umbrage with the data the PCT were using to back their claims for change.
  • Dr. Tholuck had published some verses of a religious character, which had given umbrage to some sect or other.
  • However, in this case they certainly appear to have taken great umbrage at the statements made by Beverly twenty years earlier.

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