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The first method of history is to take an arbitrarily selected series of continuous events and examine it apart from others, though there is and can be no beginning to any event, for one event always flows uninterruptedly from another.
It is merely necessary to select some larger or smaller unit as the subject of observation- as criticism has every right to do, seeing that whatever unit history observes must always be arbitrarily selected.
Our landlady, who spoilt my brother from the first, was much concerned on his behalf, and wished to call in the local doctor; but Ralph said dreadful things about the profession, and quite frightened the good woman by arbitrarily forbidding her ever to let a doctor inside her door.
By an act of mental extravagance he might imagine himself arbitrarily thrown into prison, but it would never occur to him unless he were delirious (and perhaps not even then) that he could be beaten with whips as a practical measure either of investigation or of punishment.
Summary: Hate the way Facebook seems to arbitrarily crop photos you post on your Timeline to .
We call on the new government, above all the interior ministry, to investigate these incidents and to return the equipment that was arbitrarily confiscated from these journalists," the watchdog added.
A player cannot arbitrarily decide he is receiving racial abuse and walk off.
5 days gas supply arbitrarily and contradicting clear-cut directions from the President for providing uninterrupted gas supply to textile for five days a week.
The company backed by Tata Power, India's largest power utility, broke norms and propriety to arbitrarily increase a monthly fixed amount it charges consumers, the DERC had found.
Summary: BEIRUT: The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) issued a statement on Friday warning that several refugees arbitrarily detained at the underground General Security Detention Center have commenced an unlimited hunger strike to protest against their detention conditions and to demand their immediate release.
The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that a board of tax appeals could not arbitrarily allocate value between land and improvements, even when the property's total value was properly assessed.
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims reversed a VA policy that arbitrarily interpreted "service in the Republic of Vietnam" to mean only service on land areas of Vietnam and not waters offshore within its national boundaries.
People are arbitrarily rounded up in the streets or fields, or even hospitals, loaded into trucks and dumped at isolated border posts.
While it will be arbitrarily placed in the country category by some, Ms.
The trial judge found Labaye guilty as charged and the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the conviction only to have the Supreme Court of Canada arbitrarily acquit the club operator.