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But what color can the objection have, when a specification of the objects alluded to by these general terms immediately follows, and is not even separated by a longer pause than a semicolon?
But what would have been thought of that assembly, if, attaching themselves to these general expressions, and disregarding the specifications which ascertain and limit their import, they had exercised an unlimited power of providing for the common defense and general welfare?
Situation, soil, climate, the nature of the productions, the nature of the government, the genius of the citizens, the degree of information they possess, the state of commerce, of arts, of industry, these circumstances and many more, too complex, minute, or adventitious to admit of a particular specification, occasion differences hardly conceivable in the relative opulence and riches of different countries.
You've rather got into a habit of that, lately; but perhaps it was for want of a right specification betwixt us.
So, when the workmen were gone, he sat down, took out his pocket-book, and busied himself with sketching a plan, and making a specification of the expenses that he might show it to Burge the next morning, and set him on persuading the squire to consent.
His board school had taught him to draw up to certain limits, taught him to calculate and understand a specification.
I'll do my best to finish the specifications before you return.
He wore a flannel suit of a gay blue and a straw hat with a coloured ribbon, and he looked upon a world which, his manner seemed to indicate, had been constructed according to his own specifications through a single eyeglass.
Another time I should be very glad indeed to look through those specifications, but just now I have this affair of my own rather on my mind.
If anything's down in the specifications surely that is.
I am no wine-bibber, Bunny, as you know, but I hope you appreciate the specifications as I do.
The longest list of specifications of benefit would look very short.

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