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… indicate that the previous consonant was not palatalized, or that the preceding i was the vowel i and not a mere marker of palatalization. When ŭ was pronounced, it would follow a stressed vowel and stand in for semivowel u, as in words eŭ,…

… gotten could have bought a better farm elsewhere; he is, rather, acting from inertia and from a principle inculcated in him by his father and grandfather: that when a peasant loses his hereditary plot, he faces the greatest of misfortunes — becoming a mere wage-earner.

…Ōsaki-Hirokōji Station (-eki) is a station on the Tōkyū Ikegami Line in southeast Tokyo, Japan. The line originally terminated at this station, but was later extended to nearby Gotanda Station, a mere 300 m away. It is also within walking distance from Osaki Station.

…Čapljina is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Čapljina is located on the border with Croatia a mere 20 km from the Adriatic Sea.

…Übel Blatt (lead=yes) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etorouji Shiono. It is serialized in the semi-monthly seinen manga magazine Young Gangan since December 2004, with the chapters having been collected into 18 tankōbon volumes as of May 2015. The story of Übel Blatt takes place in a medieval, fantasy-like landscape. It follows the steps of Koinzell, who appears to be nothing more than a mere half-human child most distinguishable for the scar over his left eye. He is on a quest of revenge against those who betrayed and killed him and now call themselves the seven heroes of the land.

Summer Olympics because of her failure to clear the minimum Olympic qualifying height by a mere centimetre for both of these Olympics. She won eight indoor high jump and eight outdoor high jump French National Athletics Championships titles at the senior level from 1982 to 1996.

… elections, it regained its status as the largest party on Åland, beating out the Liberals for Åland by a mere 10 votes. The Åland Social Democrats had one of its best election results ever, doubling its representation in the Lagting.

…Álvarez came to Europe in 1995 and was quickly involved in a whirlwind of activity. He went to Spain and performed the zarzuela Marina and then moved to Milan in July. A mere seven days after his arrival in Italy, Álvarez won a voice…

Zworykin pitched the concept to Sarnoff, claiming a viable television system could be realized in two years with a mere $100,000 investment. Sarnoff opted to fund Zworkyin’s research, most likely well-aware that Zworykin was…

Zwingli held that God alone pardoned sin, and he saw nothing but idolatry in the practice of hoping for pardon from a mere creature. If confession had aught of good it was merely as direction. Catholic Christians disagree, saying the priest does not forgive sins in and of himself, but is rather the unworthy instrument through whom Christ forgives sin.

… after Zsasz says that they are really one and the same, and administers a savage beating. In part 4, Zsaszs appearance is a mere cameo, depicting him being led out of the boarding school by police and Harvey Bullock personally threatening him.

Zouche attempted to gain favour with the King by serving in the French campaign of 1492, but without evident success. His financial situation continued to suffer: his position was considered insufficient to allow him to maintain the status of a nobleman and he suffered the humiliation of being styled a mere knight.

… pornography are more varied; they may be unlawful if an actual sex act with an animal is involved, but the status is not clear-cut if there is a mere representation,…

… with damping factors closer to unity or find high Damping Factors have little effect, such as a mere 0.35 dB difference in real-life results between a high (100) and medium (20) Damping Factor.

Niuzhu with only a mere squad of troops, but ended up being defeated. Zhang Ying later ended up being killed by Chen Wu in Moling.

… grouchy and inept circus illusionist named Rasmus, teenager Ye-Ye and the beautiful Queen Takuba, who might see Zembla as more than a mere friend. This cast of characters remained unchanged over the life of the series. Zembla’s adventures pit…

Zari Sarfaraz was briefly married to a relative at the age of 19, who died a mere 18 months into their marriage. She never had any children of her own nor did she remarry, preferring instead to dedicate herself to public service and a number of new business ventures.

Rabbi Zadok’s radicalism is a mere articulation of ideas left somewhat veiled (albeit possibly purposely) in the writings of Leiner and where Rabbi Zadok is actually breaking new ground.

Z Canis Majoris is a star system a mere 300,000 years old composed of two pre-main-sequence stars—a FU Orionis star and a Herbig Ae/Be star, which has brightened episodically by two magnitudes to magnitude 8 in 1987, 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Young, stylish, vivacious Toots was the star in the beginning, with short, bald, middle-aged Casper a mere stereotype of the harried, put-upon husband. Its said Murphy based Toots (who, according to historian Coulton Waugh, was the first…

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