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  1. Goodness knows what his parentage was.
  2. Halfdan briefly explained his parentage.
  3. He even went on to lie about his parentage.
  4. The taint of thy parentage is heavy upon thee.
  5. I'm still shocked that he doubts his parentage.
  6. The Armenian denied the parentage of the boy and sent him away.
  7. Luckily, bad parentage affects people in very different ways.
  8. Does not this little book clear up the mystery of your parentage?
  9. Skiddles was of no known parentage, hardly of any known breed, but he.
  10. I thought he was a Timacua, but he turned out to be of mixed parentage.
  11. He decided to find out everything about them as well as his own birth and parentage.
  12. I had assumed that it was the paradox of the child’s parentage that caused the Sundering.
  13. He’s a Jew by race, a German by parentage, an Italian by upbringing, and a Greek by profession.
  14. The King said nothing and I waited, expecting him to tell me to leave because of my mixed parentage.
  15. What purpose I had in view when I was hot on tracing out and proving Estella's parentage, I cannot say.
  16. Maybe they have discovered some fact about his parentage that even he doesn’t know, something ruinous.
  17. The opinions he expressed appeared eminently natural and proper in a man of his parentage and antecedents.
  18. For the daughter's? I think it would hardly serve her to establish her parentage for the information of her.
  19. Victoria Moon King had found that only her own six poodles were of suitable parentage to live in her Poodle Emporium.
  20. After all, my parentage is as good as any girl’s, whether she’s the daughter of a king or some great hero’s bride.
  21. Despite whatever your parentage may be I’m glad to see that you’re all following in my footsteps as best as your able to.
  22. But it still didn’t mean she was any relation of Will or, indeed, that her mother had been telling the truth about her parentage.
  23. The puppies’ parentage could not be questioned since the puppy on her lap, along with two others in the box, were the spitting image of their father.
  24. I made some inquiries: he resented his parentage, was ashamed of it, and would clench his teeth when he remembered that he was the son of ‘stinking Lizaveta.
  25. Besides, what sort of husband would want a fatherless bastard for a wife? And if my parentage didn't concern him, surely the fact I had conversations with the dead would.
  26. We have seen from the Quran that the relationship between ‘the God’ and the believer is that of the Master and the servant, which provides for a strict religious parentage.
  27. They can transform the home life—to some extent the old homes—but in much larger degree the new, in giving intelligent parentage to the little ones of their own households.
  28. We all know that no one can love Tarana the way Karan does and Singhania’s have also always treated Tarana as their own daughter and never even questioned her about her parentage.
  29. Tormented by the certainty that he was his wife’s brother, Aureliano ran out to the parish house to search through the moldy and moth-eaten archives for some clue to his parentage.
  30. I told her everything, including what Michael had told me about his secretly illustrious parentage and his suspicions and finally, hugely, that Augustine’s painting had been stolen.
  31. Countless are they who, born of mean parentage, have risen to the highest dignities, pontifical and imperial, and of the truth of this I could give thee instances enough to weary thee.
  32. There you are in the middle of a fraught negotiation getting roundly abused and shouted at; your parentage is being called into question and all kinds of dire threats are coming your way.
  33. There is madame overwhelming me with questions respecting the count; she insists upon it that I can tell her his birth, education, and parentage, where he came from, and whither he is going.
  34. Colonel Aureliano Buendía who at first received them with mistrust and even doubted the parentage of some, was amused by their wildness, and before they left he gave each one a little gold fish.
  35. How dare he ask me if I'm his father! Where have you heard of a child questioning his parentage? I don't know who's been feeding him nonsense, but it stops now, said Chinedu, leaving the kitchen.
  36. But when the actual war was about to be launched: that little spoiled child of diseased royal parentage became timid and showed his true colors;, he drew back from the actual implementation of the war plans.
  37. Was inheritance a question of liking or of responsibility? All the energy of Dorothea's nature went on the side of responsibility—the fulfilment of claims founded on our own deeds, such as marriage and parentage.
  38. The kids explode into arguments over appropriate changes that can and should be made to the story – arguments that quickly dissolve into insults against Eugene's story telling capabilities and each other's intelligence and parentage.
  39. It probably hadn't been all that good-looking in any case- it was said that Zlorf had chosen a profession in which dark hoods, cloaks and nocturnal prowlings figured largely because there was a day-fearing trollish streak in his parentage.
  40. If, however, we suppose any descendant of A or of I to have become so much modified as to have lost all traces of its parentage in this case, its place in the natural system will be lost, as seems to have occurred with some few existing organisms.
  41. In conclusion the advocate remarked, with a thrust at the public prosecutor, that the brilliant observations of that gentleman on heredity, while explaining scientific facts concerning heredity, were inapplicable in this case, as Botchkova was of unknown parentage.
  42. In conclusion, this lawyer made a thrust at the prosecuting attorney by remarking that, although the splendid reasonings of the prosecutor on heredity explain the scientific questions of heredity, they hardly hold good in the case of Bochkova, since her parentage was unknown.
  43. After all, with his English parentage and English upbringing, he perceived that he was an adventurer in Costaguana, the descendant of adventurers enlisted in a foreign legion, of men who had sought fortune in a revolutionary war, who had planned revolutions, who had believed in revolutions.
  44. The shore, about 50 yards from the shack‘s front door, was littered with fish heads, glistening globs of fish scales, turtle shells, various and sundry alligator parts haphazardly distributed around assorted pole racks and crude tables sheltering a variety of ice chests of unknown parentage.
  45. It was far from the same thing, and where did that leave Leand in her parentage? Did she have three parents, but didn't the child who became the ghost also have two? Could he ever make love to such a creature? He had made love to such a creature, made love to her so much that she ran from him.
  46. And what had Dwight got out of it? She hardly could face it, it was so extremely mortifying, but she couldn't help thinking that what Dwight had got out of it, being a youth perhaps developed in business instincts beyond his years but in harmony with his American parentage, was her social usefulness.
  47. This letter, in Antonia's handwriting, was signed by Don Jose, who appealed to the "young and gifted Costaguanero" on public grounds, and privately opened his heart to his talented god-son, a man of wealth and leisure, with wide relations, and by his parentage and bringing-up worthy of all confidence.
  48. He defended his position against the first advocate, saying that even if Botchkova was of unknown parentage the truth of the doctrine of heredity was thereby in no way invalidated, since the laws of heredity were so far proved by science that we can not only deduce the crime from heredity, but heredity from the crime.
  49. The plea of love then over-ruling all objections, for him, which he could not but read the sincerity of in a heart ever open to him, obliged me to receive his hand, by which means I was in pass, among other innumerable blessings, to bestow a legal parentage on those fine children you have seen by this happiest of matches.
  50. Another cadet had the bad luck to have a fly land on his pillow during an inspection which meant that we were all f communists and horribly filthy people of uncertain parentage, breeders flies and other vermin, but not to f worry because our filthy habits will be cured in short order time by Sergeant van der Merwe, by the grace of General Coetzee blah blah blah.
  51. She, a country-bred girl, of obscure but pleasant parentage, with four brothers and two sisters, all most reliable, was of the very stuff, in his opinion, good wives are made of--healthy, sweet-tempered, sensible, simple, ready to learn, enjoying looking up to him, interesting herself in all he did, not knowing any of his former friends, and liking to be read aloud to.
  52. After this lawyer had finished the prosecutor rose again and defended his position on the question of heredity against the first lawyer, stating that the fact that Bochkova's parentage was unknown did not invalidate the truth of the theory of heredity; that the law of heredity is so well established by science that not only can one deduce the crime from heredity, but heredity from the crime.
  53. These domestic instincts, when thus tested by crossing, resemble natural instincts, which in a like manner become curiously blended together, and for a long period exhibit traces of the instincts of either parent: for example, Le Roy describes a dog, whose great-grandfather was a wolf, and this dog showed a trace of its wild parentage only in one way, by not coming in a straight line to his master, when called.
  54. But while the studies of the daughter of John Thornton, one of the most influential men of the city where they lived, might be praised by the good-natured reporters of the home papers at local exhibitions, the works of Elizabeth Thornton, of whose parentage and social position the critics neither knew nor cared, were judged on their merits when she asked that they be taken seriously, and they were found sadly wanting.
  55. And I began, half dreaming, to weary myself with imagining some fit parentage for him; and, repeating my awaking meditations, I tracked his existence over again, with grim variations; at last, picturing his death and funeral: of which, all I can remember is, being exceedingly vexed at having the task of dictating an inscription for his monument, and consulting the sexton about it; and, as he had no surname, and we could not tell his age, we were obliged to content ourselves with the single word, Heathcliff.
  56. And I began, half dreaming, to weary myself with imagining some fit parentage for him; and, repeating my waking meditations, I tracked his existence over again, with grim variations; at last, picturing his death and funeral: of which, all I can remember is, being exceedingly vexed at having the task of dictating an inscription for his monument, and consulting the sexton about it; and, as he had no surname, and we could not tell his age, we were obliged to content ourselves with the single word, ‘Heathcliff.
  57. He and the padre could be seen frequently side by side, meditative and gazing across the street of a village at a lot of sedate brown children, trying to sort them out, as it were, in low, consulting tones, or else they would together put searching questions as to the parentage of some small, staid urchin met wandering, naked and grave, along the road with a cigar in his baby mouth, and perhaps his mother's rosary, purloined for purposes of ornamentation, hanging in a loop of beads low down on his rotund little stomach.
  58. Could that gentleman repose his head upon his pillow without returning thanks to God that he was descended from English parentage? Whence but from that origin came all the blessings of life, so far as political privileges are concerned? To what is it owing that we are at this moment deliberating under the forms of a free representative government? Suppose we had been colonies of any other European nation—compare our condition with that of the Spanish, Portuguese, or French settlements in America? To what was our superiority owing? To our Anglo-Saxon race.
  59. After enlarging at great length in this book on the 'error,’ as he terms it, 'of the doctrine of the soul’s natural immortality,’ he breaks out into the following apostrophe to the heathen philosophers:—'Will you lay aside your habitual arrogance, O Men, who claim God as your Father, and maintain that you are immortal, just as He is? Will you inquire, examine, search, what you are yourselves, whose you are, of what parentage you are supposed to be, what you do in the world, in what way you are horn, how you leap into life? Will you, laying aside all partiality, consider, in the silence of your thoughts, that we are creatures either quite like the rest, or separated by no great difference? 'a fact which Arnobius then proceeds to illustrate with great vivacity (ii.
  60. In this chapter I have attempted to show that the arrangement of all organic beings throughout all time in groups under groups—that the nature of the relationships by which all living and extinct organisms are united by complex, radiating, and circuitous lines of affinities into a few grand classes—the rules followed and the difficulties encountered by naturalists in their classifications—the value set upon characters, if constant and prevalent, whether of high or of the most trifling importance, or, as with rudimentary organs of no importance—the wide opposition in value between analogical or adaptive characters, and characters of true affinity; and other such rules—all naturally follow if we admit the common parentage of allied forms, together with their modification through variation and natural selection, with the contingencies of extinction and divergence of character.
  61. Mr Samgrass was a genealogist and a legitimist; he loved dispossessed royalty and knew the exact validity of the rival claims of the pretenders to many thrones; he was not a man of religious habit, but he knew more than most Catholics about their Church; he had friends in the Vatican and could talk at length of policy and appointments, saying which contemporary ecclesiastics were in good favour, which in bad, what recent theological hypothesis was suspect, and how this or that Jesuit or Dominican had skated on thin ice or sailed near the wind in his Lenten discourses; he had everything except the Faith, and later liked to attend benediction in the chapel of Brideshead and see the ladies of the family with their necks arched in devotion under their black lace mantillas; he loved forgotten scandals in high life and was an expert in putative parentage; he claimed to love the past, but I always felt that he thought all the splendid company,.

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