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Letter "A" » abates
«Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.»
«And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? / God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.»
«But if he sanctify his field after the jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the jubile, and it shall be abated from thy estimation.»
«And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; / And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.»
«Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; / But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.»
«And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.»
«And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; / The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; / And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.»
, Deep End
, pass over
, The Deep
«What anger worse or slower to abate than lovers love when it turns to hate.»
«Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.»
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
«We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.»
, an account
, every night