Scientists whose research created revolutionary views

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Scientists whose research created revolutionary views of the universe invariably confuse those of us who construct reality from our common-sense experience of it. 73
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Those of us concerned with our school systems will not sacrifice the intellectual growth of our innocent children to the social engineering of incompetent bureaucrats. Those of us concerned with our school systems will not sacrifice the intellectual growth of our innocent children to the social engineering of incompetent bureaucrats. 74
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Were I trading scholarly principles for financial security, I would not be writing short books on minor subjects for small audiences. scholarly principles for financial security, Were I trading I would not be writing short books on minor subjects for small audiences. 75
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Elegant and Efficient Emphasis Use a strong word at the stress position, or better, a pair of them From weakest to strongest Preposition, adjectives and adverbs, nouns, nominalization Reducing the number of working hours is a project that no board member is willing to give support to. Reducing the number of working hours is a project that no board member is willing to support. 76
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Two Devices for Emphasis Of + strong word Suspension 77
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Of + strong word In the second century AD, the Roman Empire comprehended the earth’s fairest, most civilized part. Ancient renown and disciplined valour guarded its extensive frontiers. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually unified the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused luxurious wealth while decently preserving what seemed to be a free constitution. Appearing to possess the sovereign authority, the Roman senate devolved on the emperors all executive governmental powers. —Joseph M. Williams 78
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Of + strong word In the second century of the Christian era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind. The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valour. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury. The image of a free constitution was preserved with decent reverence: the Roman senate appeared to possess the sovereign authority, and devolved on the emperors all the executive powers of government. — Edward Gibbon’s. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 79
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Suspension Delay the point of your sentence to the end to create a feel of suspense and a sense of climax This works against clarity, so use it with care If [journalists] held themselves as responsible for the rise of public cynicism as they hold “venal” politicians and the “selfish” public: if they considered that the license they have to criticize and defame comes with an implied responsibility to serve the public—if they did all or any of these things, they would make journalism more useful, public life stronger, and themselves far more worthy of esteem.
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