• Uxbal is not a man to lie back and ruminate at leisure, for the simple reason that he has no leisure.

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  • The result does not so much flirt with the ridiculous as lie back and let the ridiculous do more or less what it wants, and Maddin aficionados will ask for nothing more.

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  • Remember when you were a kid and it's a cloudy day and you lie back in the grass and watch the clouds passing by and changing form and you're trying to see if they're characters or animals or other shapes?

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  • They would make him lie on his back looking up at the racing clouds while they tortured him in ways he could actually take.

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  • And if it was really hot he sometimes suffered from nosebleeds and had to lie on his back indoors with a flannel and ice cubes pressed to his face.

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  • In Prague, my friend showed me something I will not forget: he got me to lie on my back and peer at the underside of some piece of ambassadorial furniture.

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  • Then a question about a breach of trust, or a lie, brought Kumar back to why he was in the courtroom, and his face sagged.

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  • Lie flat on your back on a blanket, lawn chair or sleeping bag and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible.

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  • But I took long breaks during the day so that I could sit or lie down somewhere to rest my back and legs.

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  • And although the latest conflict was triggered by Georgia, the deeper roots of Russia's invasion lie in domestic events that go back as far as 2003-04: the destruction of the Yukos oil company, and Russia's perception of the colour revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine as a Western plot to undermine its sovereignty.

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  • He would stand on tiptoe, bend double, lie on the ground, on his back or his stomach, take pan shots, medium shots, closeups, tracking shots, and panoramic shots, from above and from below, full face, from the side, from behind.

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  • The roots of the war go back a decade, and lie in Russia's ambition to impose its influence in its near abroad, clashing with Georgia's ambition to move closer to the West and its obsession with bringing the breakaway regions under control.

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  • In other word we have to extract the lie from the interest rate in order to get it back to telling the truth.

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  • He took this occasion to plant the lie that the German army had been stabbed in the back at home and walked out to the hysterical applause of the nation.

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  • When you get back to the kids you have the option to lie to them or tell them the truth about why she went in there.

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  • Unlike the US, which has a public commitment to keeping Israel more militarily powerful than any other country in the region and which has expended endless diplomatic resources to defend its conduct, Russia will back either the Israelis or the Arabs depending on where its interests lie on a particular issue.

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  • American soldiers and Marines are out there every day, and back home a few opportunists are suggesting they were sent into battle for a lie.

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