This powerful family had lived up to that time on a good understanding with France; Si-Hamza, chief of the elder branch, had remained until his death (1861) a faithful ally of France.
And with tea and home-baked cakes waiting for us after the day's ride, Bicycle Beano lived up to its culinary promise.
In reality I think both will struggle to have any impact as neither have lived up to the initial hype that surrounded their release.
Saturday's game against Leicester never really lived up to the pre-match hype.
He was a man of barbaric aesthetic tastes, and Acre owes some of its public buildings to him: but he was also capricious and tyrannical, and well lived up to his surname.