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  • In this endeavour Lotze discards as useless and untenable many favourite conceptions of the school, many crude notions of everyday life.
  • On the 21st of January Dr Saenz Pena at last perceived that his position was untenable, and he handed in his resignation.
  • But his position had become untenable, partly owing to an ill-considered telegram which he addressed to the tsar on his return; partly in consequence of the attitude of Prince Bismarck, who, in conjunction with the Russian and Austrian governments, forbade him to punish the leaders of the military conspiracy.
  • As, however, it was proved by the explorations of Sir Charles Warren in1869-1870that the Tyropoeon valley passed under this corner, and that the foundations must have been of enormous depth, Fergusson's theory must be regarded as untenable (see also Sepulchre, Holy).
  • Contrary to expectation, he showed great energy in suppressing disorder; but after the proclamation of a state of siege his position became untenable, and in 1895 he had to resign.

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