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considered apart from anything else

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being nothing more than specified

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apart from anything else

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In one place I suddenly found myself near the model of a tin-mine, and then by the merest accident I discovered, in an air-tight case, two dynamite cartridges!
Atletico's defeat at the Nou Camp saw Barcelona take a giant step towards another league title but the Catalans offered Atletico the merest sliver of hope to their pursuers when a largely second-string side drew 0-0 at bottom club Huesca earlier on Saturday.
He squeals at the merest thought of pain or discomfort...he is a typical Greyhound - they're such babies!
These are only the cases reported in the media the merest tip of a huge iceberg.
But at the merest hint of my iPhone, an assistant rushed over to say no photos allowed, and demand that I delete the photo I'd taken (of his hand).
"As a result, Adrienne Cave suffered very serious injuries - and it is by the merest good fortune and the very hard work of the emergency services that she wasn't killed.
It is strange that at a time when the merest comment or gesture generates howls of protest and calls for apologies, this is deemed in some quarters to be perfectly acceptable.
We broke up so many times, we're like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor" Boy George on the reforming and forthcoming tour of his band Culture Club "I just wish people would write better songs" Sir Elton John "I've had two husbands, but I haven't had any for about 25 years and they have been the best 25 years of my life" Novelist Joanna Trollope "You feel yourself, all men do, being under threat for the merest indication they might be flirting with someone" Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson
And Sir Roger delivered every quip with impeccable timing, the merest flicker of irony and, of course, a perfectly raised eyebrow.
RING KING Late Giant Haystacks Surely if we want to see ludicrously coiffeured, exhibitionists, who dive and roll at the merest touch, feign injury and anguish as they take part in a corrupt, money-grabbing, selfaggrandising sport, what's wrong with the Premier League?
The Gunners came to Germany full of confi-dence and with history on their side having never lost at the Allianz Arena, but they were second-best throughout as Bayern showed that defeat at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago was the merest blip in their superb start to the season.
I THINK football players should be sent to rugby league training to stop all the play-acting and rolling over at the merest touch.
Both, with cold feet and wet, said, "Sorry, will you tell us , please, where we can buy good boots like these?" With merest Mona Lisa smile, I passed on down the dry goods aisle with airy model's lack of haste.
It finishes quickly and cleanly, spiked with the merest hint of black pepper at the finale.
Currently, Paul is all but bald, his head graced (if that's the word) by the merest hint of stubble.