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  • 1 To lay hold of — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

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  • 2 To lay hold on — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

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  • 3 contest — I. v. a. 1. Dispute, controvert, argue, debate, litigate, contend against, call in question. 2. Strive to hold, struggle to defend. 3. Contend for, strive to carry, compete for, make the object of competition or rivalry or emulation. II. v. n.… …

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  • 4 Montherlant, Henry de — ▪ French author born April 21, 1896, Paris, Fr. died Sept. 21, 1972, Paris       French novelist and dramatist whose stylistically concise works reflect his own egocentric and autocratic personality.       Montherlant was born into a noble Roman… …

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  • 5 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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  • 6 Dwight D. Eisenhower: First Inaugural Address — ▪ Primary Source       Tuesday, January 20, 1953       My friends, before I begin the expression of those thoughts that I deem appropriate to this moment, would you permit me the privilege of uttering a little private prayer of my own. And I ask… …

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  • 7 Apostasy in Christianity — Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss. Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve Apostles, became an apostate.[1] Apostasy in Christianity refers to the rejection of Christianity by someone who formerly was a Christian. The term apostasy comes from the Greek… …

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  • 8 Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …

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  • 9 Germanic strong verb — In the Germanic languages, a strong verb is one which marks its past tense by means of ablaut. In English, these are verbs like sing, sang, sung. The term strong verb is a translation of German starkes Verb , which was coined by the linguist… …

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  • 10 Hinayana — Hīnayāna (Chinese: 小乘 Xiǎochèng ; Korean: 소승 Soseung ; Japanese: Shōjō ; Vietnamese: Tiểu thừa , bo|t=ཐེག་ཅུང་|w=, Mongolian: бага хөлгөн, baga kölgen ) is a Sanskrit and Pali term literally meaning:, the low vehicle , the inferior vehicle , or… …

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  • 11 Ahmadiyya — Ahmadi redirects here. For the surname, see Ahmadi (surname). For the city in Kuwait, see Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. For the ancient hilltop city in Iraq, see Amadiya. For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Ahmadi District …

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  • 12 Etiquette in Asia — In Asia, many points of good etiquette are derived from religious beliefs. This Kannon statue (known elsewhere as Kuan Yin) stands on Mt. Koya, Japan. As expectations regarding good manners differ from person to person and vary according to each… …

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  • 13 HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …

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  • 14 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 15 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 16 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 17 contend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. struggle (see contention); dispute, debate (see discord); maintain, assert, argue, hold, allege. See affirmation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. contest, battle, dispute; see fight 2 , quarrel . III… …

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  • 18 CHRISTIANITY — CHRISTIANITY, a general term denoting the historic community deriving from the original followers of Jesus of Nazareth; the institutions, social and cultural patterns, and the beliefs and doctrines evolved by this community; and – in the   widest …

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  • 19 Salvation — For other uses, see Salvation (disambiguation). Part of a series on Salvation …

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  • 20 Economic democracy — is a socioeconomic philosophy that suggests a shift in decision making power from a small minority of corporate shareholders to a larger majority of public stakeholders. There is no single definition or approach for economic democracy, but most… …

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