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1. German.
2. Germany.


1. gerund.
2. gerundive.
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The desire of power in excess, caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess, caused man to fall: but in charity there is no excess; neither can angel, nor man, come in dan ger by it.
THE next morning the youth discovered that his tall comrade had been the fast-flying messen- ger of a mistake.
They brought forcibly to one's mind the night of ages when the primeval man, evolving the first rudiments of cookery from his dim conscious ness, scorched lumps of flesh at a fire of sticks in the company of other good fellows; then, gorged and happy, sat him back among the gnawed bones to tell his artless tales of experience--the tales of hun ger and hunt--and of women, perhaps!
Rebecca turned from speaking to some stran- gers and met him in the aisle.
In the first place, picture to yourself the man who is thus described in the Yearly Register:-- "Chief of Division.--Monsieur la baron Flamet de la Billardiere (Athanase-Jean-Francois-Michel) formerly provost-marshal of the department of the Correze, gentleman in ordinary of the bed- chamber, president of the college of the department of the Dordogne, officer of the Legion of honor, knight of Saint Louis and of the foreign orders of Christ, Isabella, Saint Wladimir, etc., member of the Academy of Gers, and other learned bodies, vice-president of the Society of Belles-lettres, member of the Association of Saint-Joseph and of the Society of Prisons, one of the mayors of Paris, etc."
COURT 18 L Broady (Gbr) v M Matosevic (Aus), (30) B Bencic (Swi) v T Pironkova (Bul), L Saville (Aus) v (21) R Gasquet (Fra), S Rogers (USA) v (14) A Petkovic (Ger).
Sutil (Ger) Force India Schumacher (Ger) "I'll do what I can, but 20 points is massive.
Leading overall world cup standings: 1 Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Nor) 762pts, 2 Raphael Poiree (Fra) 683, 3 Sven Fischer (Ger) 662, 4 Tomasz Sikora (Pol) 589, 5 Michael Roesch (Ger) 560, 6 Halvard Hanevold (Nor) 537, 7 Vincent Defrasne (Fra) 535, 8 Fode Andersen (Nor) 510, 9 Ricco Gross (Ger) 489, 10 Michael Greis (Ger) 470.
Not Classified: Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault 5 laps, Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) McLaren Mercedes 9 laps, Patrick Friesacher (Ger) Minardi Cosworth 8 laps, Rubens Barrichello (Bra) 18 laps, Christijan Albers (Ned) Minardi Cosworth 20 laps
Drivers' Championship standings: 1 Michael Schumacher(Ger) Ferrari 64pts, 2 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) McLaren Mercedes 56, 3 Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Williams-BMW 53, 4 Juan Montoya (Col) Williams-BMW 47, 5 Rubens Barrichello (Bra) Ferrari 39, 6 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Renault 39, 7 David Coulthard (Gbr) McLaren Mercedes 29, 8 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Renault 13, 9 Mark Webber (Aus) Jaguar 12, 10 Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Jordan 10, 11 Jenson Button (Gbr) BAR-Honda 10, 12 Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Ger) Sauber 7, 13 Jacques Villeneuve (Can) BARHonda 3, 14 Cristiano Da Matta (Bra) Toyota 3, 15 Olivier Panis (Fra) Toyota 2, 16 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) Sauber 2, 17 Ralph Firman (Gbr) Jordan 1.