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It is a received and well-founded maxim, that where no other circumstances affect the case, the greater the power is, the shorter ought to be its duration; and, conversely, the smaller the power, the more safely may its duration be protracted. In the second place, it has, on another occasion, been shown that the federal legislature will not only be restrained by its dependence on its people, as other legislative bodies are, but that it will be, moreover, watched and controlled by the several collateral legislatures, which other legislative bodies are not.
Sheldon plodded on, and decided that the old stereotyped duel was far simpler and easier than this protracted hide-and-seek affair.
Having finished my business, and feeling the lassitude and exhaustion incident to its dispatch, I felt that a protracted sea voyage would be both agreeable and beneficial, so instead of embarking for my return on one of the many fine passenger steamers I booked for New York on the sailing vessel Morrow, upon which I had shipped a large and valuable invoice of the goods I had bought.
"I should be sorry to have the defense protracted in such a manner as to irritate my red friends there," continued Montcalm, glancing his eyes at the group of grave and attentive Indians, without attending to the other's questions; "I find it difficult, even now, to limit them to the usages of war."
The artifice of neither, however, succeeded; and after a protracted and fruitless interview, Duncan took his leave, favorably impressed with an opinion of the courtesy and talents of the enemy's captain, but as ignorant of what he came to learn as when he arrived.
A peep, and then a long stare; and then a departure from my niche and a straying out into the meadow; and a sudden stop full in front of the great mansion, and a protracted, hardy gaze towards it.
In that memorable struggle for superiority between the rival houses of AUSTRIA and BOURBON, which so long kept Europe in a flame, it is well known that the antipathies of the English against the French, seconding the ambition, or rather the avarice, of a favorite leader,[10] protracted the war beyond the limits marked out by sound policy, and for a considerable time in opposition to the views of the court.
"I find myself obliged," he said, "to take a journey which may possibly be a somewhat protracted one.
Enforcement Directorate informed the Supreme Court that Karti has been "blatantly misusing" the liberty granted to him by the court for travel abroad, using it to protract investigations.
On Monday, Enforcement Directorate informed the Supreme Court that Karti has been "blatantly misusing" the liberty granted to him by the court for travel abroad, using it to protract investigations.
Kyrgyzstan does not want to protract this issue and wishes to enter the Customs Union as soon as possible, he added.
The ED had alleged that he has been "blatantly misusing" the liberty granted by court in allowing him to travel abroad and has been using the same to protract the investigation in the case.
"This was a protracted and complex incident, which necessitated the attendance of many officers including specialist officers," said a Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman.
Furthermore, the acute stressor induced a protracted decline in NK lysis per NK cell in the chronic stress group but had no effect in the controls.
Summary: BEIRUT: The U.N.-backed probe into the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri announced Thursday it was replacing trial chamber judge Bert Swart "due to serious and protracted illness." The Special Tribunal for Lebanon declined to name a replacement for Swart, who is Dutch, in line with U.N.