Their number diminished sharply after Villaraigosa announced last week that he wanted protesters to vacate the grounds by Monday or be forcibly removed.Chicago Tribune (Nov 30, 2011)
But the old Napoleon was no more; vacillating almost as if in partial catalepsy, murmuring empty phrases in quick, indistinct utterance, he refused to decide.Sloane, William Milligan
Why had his brain and senses lain fallow all these months, a vacuous vegetation, an empty consciousness?Parker, Gilbert
Nick Campbell, from energy consultancy Inenco, argues that relying more on LNG opens up the UK to the vagaries – and volatility – of global gas demand.
Many of them refused to own houses or any dwelling place, and wandered about as vagrants and beggars.Stace, W. T. (Walter Terence)
The terms are all widely used, but their connotation is vague and uncertain.Freud, Sigmund
I entreated, scolded, cursed, but all in vain; she let me go on, and answered not a word.Seingalt, Jacques Casanova de
Though vainglorious and arrogant, he conducted the defence of Acre with sound judgment as well as with energy and courage.Poole, Reginald Lane
He was graduated in 1828, on which occasion he delivered the valedictory oration.Smith, Baxter Perry
The first time, she continued a courageous and valiant fight.
But the authorities said that license was not valid in New York.New York Times (Jan 13, 2012)
“If our findings are validated, coffee could represent one modifiable factor that may lower the risk of developing the most harmful form of prostate cancer.”
Many had seen and spoken to the young hero, and all related his prodigies of valor.Bolanden, Conrad von
Panicked curators, artistic directors and art critics are warning of London’s potential fall from the vanguard of the global arts scene.Seattle Times (Aug 7, 2010)
Slowly I turned to look at Silver Heels, all my vanity, conceit, and condescension vanished.Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William)
The unconquerable Argonne had been conquered; a ruthless enemy was vanquished.Klausner, Julius
But when he pulled out a telephoto lens, he was able to negotiate a better — and closer — vantage point.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
No, ladies and gentlemen, do not let us be discouraged or deceived by any fine, vapid, empty words. Dickens, Charles
He created a math model of a human being and then plugged in all the variables — height, weight, food intake, exercise.New York Times (May 16, 2012)
In domesticated animals, from causes apparently not as yet traced, the colour is variegated and various.Various
National central banks do make disclosures, but in varying formats and with differing frequencies and delays.New York Times (Jun 1, 2012)
Second, the vassals, who rendered service to those from whom they held their lands.Blackmar, Frank W. (Frank Wilson)
Vast amounts of natural gas in shale rock formations have been unlocked by improved drilling techniques, making the fuel cheap and plentiful across the U.S.Washington Post (May 24, 2012)
Banks also offer investors the opportunity to buy shares of gold bars kept in their vaults.
He is not so foolish as to be puffed up, nor does he vaunt himself nor boast.Comfort, William Wistar
The day before Christmas the west wind suddenly veered round northward.Nash, Wallis
Others vegetated around the hotel, a rare luxury, to rest tired muscles and frayed nerves.New York Times (Sep 21, 2011)
He rushed into his arms with an expression of the most vehement joy; the other was delighted, but not astonished, at meeting him so suddenly.Tieck, Ludwig
His velocity was fine, hitting 97 mph on the radar gun in the fifth inning.Washington Post (May 21, 2012)
It was still more creditable to him, that in such venal and corrupt days he maintained his integrity perfectly unsullied.Ainsworth, William Harrison
They are usually engaged in some vendetta between rival factions, or families, and blood is frequently shed.Carter, Herbert
A street vendor sells Senegalese newspapers commemorating the presidential elections.
The inlay used was often oval in shape, sometimes only a line and sometimes panels of different woods or matched veneer.Throop, Lucy Abbot
Surely an Evangelical incident attested by so many, such respectable, and such venerable witnesses as these, is clearly above suspicion.Burgon, John William
As guests of our highly respected and even venerated host, we were visited by nearly all the magistrates of the city.Allen, Thomas Gaskell
Brave, reckless, idealistic chaps—careless of peril, unafraid of death—who deliberately sought danger and the venturesome life as found during the war, over there.Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William)
By tradition Riyadh has no public entertainment – no cinemas, theatres or music – so the only leisure venues are shopping malls and parks.
Professionally speaking, lawyers have been called legal liars, but compared to stock manipulators they are walking examples of truth and veracity.Munn, Charles Clark
Recognizable quotes are like verbal shorthand, getting across in one or two sentences what normally takes much longer to explain.
Hence you will need complete sentences taken down verbatim in the exact words of the speaker.Hyde, Grant Milnor
An American lawyer sets forth in plain direct language what in England would be concealed beneath a mass of puzzling and almost unintelligible verbiage.Mapleson, James H.
There are also other writings reported to be his, verbose and of great length.Besant, Annie Wood
Combine fresh greenery, fruit, and flowers for a verdant centerpiece that will last throughout the season.
The activists’ account cannot be independently verified, but twice in the past week UN observers on the ground have corroborated similar claims.
It has every appearance of verisimilitude: you truly believe this woman exists and has been filmed at all these various stages of her life.
In Mr. Bottomley the Georgian era has found an authentic voice—a veritable interpreter.Bottomley, Gordon
Be investigators of reality that you may attain the verity of truth and life.`Abdu’l-Bahá
But being vernacular and popular in origin, these terms cannot obtain the uniformity and currency of literary names employed and recognised by official authority.Vinogradoff, Paul
They constitute one among many manifestations of spring and autumn physiological disturbance corresponding with fair precision to the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.Ellis, Havelock
The scheme relies on players being versatile and handling myriad assignments out of myriad personnel packages.New York Times (Aug 8, 2011)
This regular solid of four-dimensional space consists of sixteen cells, each a regular tetrahedron, thirty-two triangular faces, twenty-four edges and eight vertices.Bragdon, Claude Fayette
A haze of orange light enveloped him, there came a great vertigo and dizziness and pain, he felt himself falling through bottomless spaces….Wandrei, Donald A.
M’Loughlin gave us speed, dash, and verve in our tennis.Tilden, William (Bill) Tatem
All inflammation vanished immediately and every vestige of pain disappeared….Dinet, Etienne
The study included 182 Vietnam War veterans who had highly localized brain damage caused by penetrating head wounds.
Even President Wilson could not block it, for a two-thirds vote to overcome his veto was mustered in Congress.Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin)
Memory kept vexing me sorely; and I, who seldom cried, swallowed tears behind my veil and went along in silence.Rameur, E.
The knocking and scratching indicated rage and fury, combined with irritation and vexation on account of having got into a scrape.Various
“That’s a mistake that some developed countries have made that is neither financially viable nor providing the best care,” he said.Seattle Times (Apr 11, 2012)
Her vibrantly colored works illustrate the evolution of funk, an African-American cultural and work aesthetic, often sustained through music dating back to Emancipation.Seattle Times (Dec 27, 2011)
Again, people who rated higher on empathy showed greater vicarious embarrassment.
“I do not spend on vices like smoking, drinking or gambling, and have been completely devoted to my family,” he said in the statement.New York Times (Mar 6, 2012)
But she hunted around in the vicinity of the cabin, and found some blackberry bushes that were fairly well laden.Penrose, Margaret
Charles Macy.—An orphan at thirteen years of age, Mr. Macy’s early life was full of changes, adventures and vicissitudes.Folsom, William Henry Carman
All the contestants shall then be collected, and every victor crowned.Cross, Joseph
Monday and stretched nearly three city blocks by the next morning, as residents vied for one of 100 coveted spots on the complex’s waiting list.Washington Post (Nov 30, 2011)
State Department has warned Americans to carefully consider the risks of travel to Fiji and to be vigilant while there.Seattle Times (Dec 19, 2010)
The museum sets out a selection of Civil War era clothing in vignettes depicting women at work on their Sanitary Commission projects.New York Times (Mar 24, 2012)
The overall arc and momentum sometimes felt distorted, but Ms. Lim’s intellectual analysis and emotional engagement resulted in fresh, vigorous interpretations.New York Times (May 21, 2012)
He met a pious little girl, whose feelings he tried to wound by using vile and sinful language.Clement, J. (Jesse)
In this particular article every action of Mary’s life is construed unfavorably, and her character shamefully vilified.Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
The hero passes through thrilling adventures in his endeavours to rescue his betrothed from the hands of an unscrupulous villain.Gilson, Charles
They were later vindicated when wiretaps played in court proved they were framed by police and corrupt businessmen.
There aren’t any vindictive contestants stabbing nicer ones in the back.BusinessWeek (May 24, 2012)
Progress is counted by the annual vintage, and the best wines mature over decades, not years.
The public opinion polls, which registered a virtual dead heat in recent months, are beginning to inch in his favor.
In my defense, there are virtues to being the new guy — I’m seeing the world through fresh eyes.New York Times (May 11, 2012)
As a virtuoso I think Liszt stood above Rubinstein, for his playing must have possessed amazing, dazzling qualities.Hofmann, Josef
It is an unusually virulent cancer of white blood cells that are overproduced in bone marrow and invade other parts of the body.New York Times (Feb 11, 2012)
Some patients want surgeons to dig deeper, cutting away at bones underneath their faces to create a more perfect visage.
The viscera are the soft internal organs especially in the abdominal and thoracic cavities.New York Times (Jul 12, 2010)
“It was an overwhelming feeling — a brutally visceral response — heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics,” she wrote.New York Times (Jul 14, 2010)
This species has a cap two to four inches broad, viscid or sticky when moist.Hard, Miron Elisha
Shanahan passed out, his vital signs quit, his heart stopped beating for a half minute, and a priest gave him last rites.Washington Post (May 31, 2012)
Notwithstanding these evidences of vitality, Catharism was rapidly dying out.Lea, Henry Charles
He thought that trial down there, before partisan juries and biased judges, would be a farce which vitiated the whole spirit of justice.Buck, Charles Neville
On the one hand, some are completely vitreous, like obsidian, which is a natural glass.Various
At Rush’s urging, hundreds of people flooded her with hateful, vitriolic emails.
Much as she obviously condemned me, there was no noisy recrimination, no violent vituperative outburst on her part.Kilpatrick, Florence A. (Florence Antoinette)
He adds:— For the rest, he seemed intelligent, vehement, vivacious and full of life.Zimmern, Helen
Indeed, the footage was vivid, with grass blades, facial lines and soaring mountains appearing luminous and pronounced.Seattle Times (Apr 25, 2012)
Indeed even some who have more than served time in that capacity will admit that it is a dangerous employment, profession, or vocation.Saintsbury, George
The complaints grew so loud and vociferous that even President Obama was forced to address the backlash from Lisbon on Saturday.New York Times (Nov 23, 2010)
His departure leaves a void in Detroit, a piece of bedrock gone, sort of like waking up to find the Detroit River gone.New York Times (May 31, 2012)
The company also said it expects continuing “challenging conditions” including political and economic instability and volatile raw-material prices.BusinessWeek (Aug 10, 2011)
He seemed genuinely surprised, and though normally voluble, he was too overcome to speak.New York Times (Apr 29, 2011)
So varied and voluminous are the writings of Mr. Stockton, they may be grouped as Juveniles, Novels, Novelettes and Collected Short Stories.Colles, Julia Keese
In an interview, Ms. Scott said Mr. Rich was a voracious reader, driven throughout his life by a hunger for stories.New York Times (May 30, 2012)
Where they came together was a whirlpool, a tremendous vortex that hushed all surrounding Nature.Comfort, Will Levington
In high-intensity exercise like football, a player’s kidneys are continuously working hard, making them more vulnerable to damage from strong drugs.