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Most of the Maori then withdrew from the immediate vicinity of the town although the siege was maintained in a desultory way.

But the strength of the Imperial troops was too great for him, and he was forced to seek safety in his forts and in desultory warfare.

The first bombardment of Fort
world for thousands of years until he suddenly appeared in Christ.

New York. pp. 112, 172. In tsarist Russia, seventeenth-century sources described destitute youths roaming the streets, and the phenomenon survived every attempt at eradication thereafter.

Retrieved December 12, 2008. The program will target destitute people in Haiti's Grand Anse region, the central plateau, the southern coast and Port-au-Prince.

jonathan Plowman and his fellow merchants stepped in again when, on the march south, Lafayette 's detachment passed through so destitute that a £2000 credit from the merchants was given to obtain clothing for them on Lafayette's account.

Without doubt, O son of pandu, thou art destitute of faith and thy understanding is not good.

Much damage was done to the community during the Union occupation, which lasted until September 1865. Following restoration of the Union, Virginia was destitute from the War.

Many vratas had to do with the feeding of Brahmins, a very auspicious activity, as well as giving to the poor and destitute.

The movement for the rescue of destitute Catholic children originated in "The Universe" office.

The families were eventually rescued by a French boat and having been handed over to the British, the Willshire's arrived in London on the 4th of September 1844 utterly destitute, with no home, no business and no money.

He spent his last life as a destitute, neglected by all, in a place in the city, when he was stricken by TB.

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