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institute, enact, or establish

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The evening passed in song and laughter, and when darkness fell the Danes lay down to rest in the hall as of old.
Ferko, who never doubted that the mouse would be as good as its word, lay down comforted on the soft grass and slept soundly till next morning.
He lay down once more on the grass and soon fell fast asleep.
So he lay down, in a comfortable crouching position, his nose fully a foot away, and out of the line of the tail.
He lay down in the snow, depositing the ptarmigan beside him, and with eyes peering through the needles of a low-growing spruce he watched the play of life before him--the waiting lynx and the waiting porcupine, each intent on life; and, such was the curiousness of the game, the way of life for one lay in the eating of the other, and the way of life for the other lay in being not eaten.
He lay down and waited, while the porcupine grated its teeth and uttered grunts and sobs and occasional sharp little squeals.
He said police is always ready to lay down their lives for dignity and survival of the country.
'They lay down their lives so that we may live, but they live on forever,' the president said in a tweet reacting to the martyrdom of ten armed forces personnel in two separate incidents in North Waziristan and Balochistan in the day.
He said the national government should let the newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to lay down all the projects and reintegration programs intended for the rebel groups, who are expected to lay down their arms.
Quetta -- Armed clashes erupted Sunday when Pakistani border guards tried to lay down barbed wire along the disputed frontier with Afghanistan in Chaman.
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends (John 15:13)
"Applauding the Baloch coming down from mountains and surrendering Nawab Zehri said, the Pakistani people have big hearts so they are ready to pardon all crimes you people have committed with them."I am a father of three martyred sons and I am still standing on my stance that I have forgotten all your sins now come and lay down your arms.
Until last year, most surrendering cases happened in Homs and Damascus provinces, but now a growing number of militants lay down arms across the country.