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Winner Take Nothing

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14 stories by Hemingway, published in 1933. “The Light of the World,” set in a small town in the Middle West, has for its chief character a fat, blonde prostitute, who recalls ...

Winner Take Nothing

Winner Take Nothing   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
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194 words

... Take Nothing , 14 stories by Hemingway , published in 1933 . The Light of the World , set in a small town in the Middle West, has for its chief character a fat, blonde prostitute, who recalls nostalgically the prizefighter who furnished the one rudimentary romantic episode of her life. “ A Clean, Well-Lighted Place ” portrays the desolate lives of a waiter and a customer of a Spanish café. The Sea Change tells of the tragic separation of a young couple, when the girl drifts into a homosexual relation with another woman. A Way You'll Never Be ...

Winner Take Nothing

Winner Take Nothing  

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Literature
14 stories by Hemingway, published in 1933.“The Light of the World,” set in a small town in the Middle West, has for its chief character a fat, blonde prostitute, who recalls nostalgically the ...
1 Esdras

1 Esdras   Reference library

Sara Japhet and Sara Japhet

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...from building the city’ ( v. 28 ). The possibility that this order may be revoked at some point ( Ezra 4:21 : ‘until I make a decree’) is omitted, and the general, rather ambiguous, warning ( Ezra 4:22 ), becomes a straightforward reference to the circumstances at hand: ‘take care that nothing more be done and that such wicked proceedings go no further to the annoyance of kings’ ( vv. 28 b –29 ). v. 30 reports the conclusion of the event, its anticipated purpose: the accusers hasten to cause the work to stop ‘until the second year of the reign of King...

1 Maccabees

1 Maccabees   Reference library

U. Rappaport and U. Rappaport

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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27,583 words
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...Antiochus was obliged to pay a huge amount of money as war indemnities, and to give hostages, and he lost all the territories held by the Seleucids in Asia Minor, west of the Taurus mountains. ‘Eumenes’, the closest ally of Rome in this war and a winner at the expense of the Seleucids, but India and Media had nothing to do with either the Romans or Eumenes. vv. 9–10 , this war against the Greeks is probably the Achaean war, which terminated with the destruction of Corinth in 146 bce . If this is so, then it postdates Judas. It is somewhat astonishing to note...

22 The History of the Book in France

22 The History of the Book in France   Reference library

Vincent Giroud

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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10,215 words
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...system to legitimize a large portion of provincial, clandestine productions, while recognizing for the first time that literary property belonged to the author. Ultimately, to paraphrase Tocqueville (Malesherbes’s great-grandson) in L’Ancien Régime et la révolution , the real winners were men of letters, propelled to the rank of major political figures of international stature. Against this backdrop, the French 18 th century rivals the 16 th for its accomplishments in the arts of the book. Their prestige was such that Louis XV , as a child, was initiated...

Israel among the Nations: The Persian Period

Israel among the Nations: The Persian Period   Reference library

Mary Joan Winn Leith

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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2022
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Religion
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21,095 words
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...Theological Review 59 (1966): 201–11. Let us end by returning to the larger stage of history. Artaxerxes I died peacefully in 424 bce . After a period of violent intrigue, Artaxerxes' son Ochos emerged the winner and took the throne name Darius II (424–404). The Elephantine papyri concerning the Festival of Unleavened Bread (419) and the ruined temple (410) come from his reign. Aided by the capable diplomats and satraps Tissaphernes and Pharnabazus, Darius II intrigued to foster Greek...

Possessives

Possessives   Reference library

Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,753 words
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Oxford University Press

.... But such possessives can be overdone. For example, avoid using the possessive form of a year—e.g.: “Mr. Rogers, 41, took the show by storm in 1993 , winning 28 blue ribbons and the Show Sweepstakes with a total of 1,120 points (which really upped the ante: 1992's winner [read the 1992 winner ] scored only 387 points).” Anne Raver , “A Big Flower Show One Loves to Hate,” N.Y. Times , 2 Mar. 1995 , at B5. I. Phrasal Possessives. Avoid phrasal possessives when possible, so that you don't end up with sentences like this: “That strange man who lives down...

Clean, Well-Lighted Place, A

Clean, Well-Lighted Place, A  

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Story by Hemingway, published in Winner Take Nothing.At a sidewalk table of a Spanish café an old, deaf man sits drinking brandy late at night as the two waiters discuss him, the older one with ...
William Tatem Tilden

William Tatem Tilden  

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(1893–1953)A US lawn tennis player, known as ‘Big Bill’ Tilden, the first player from the USA to win the Wimbledon title (1920), and winner of seven US national championships. Tilden was born into a ...
Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway  

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(1899–1961),American short story writer and novelist. He worked as a reporter and served in 1918 as a volunteer with an ambulance unit on the Italian front, before settling in Paris among the ...
Clean, Well-Lighted Place, A

Clean, Well-Lighted Place, A   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
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62 words

...Well-Lighted Place, A , story by Hemingway , published in Winner Take Nothing . At a sidewalk table of a Spanish café an old, deaf man sits drinking brandy late at night as the two waiters discuss him, the older one with sympathy because he too is lonely, fearful, confident of nothing, and also in need of the security of a clean, well-lighted...

Hemingway, Ernest [Miller]

Hemingway, Ernest [Miller] (1898–1961)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Our Time ( 1925 ) Fiction Short Stories The Sun Also Rises ( 1926 ) Fiction The Torrents of Spring ( 1926 ) Fiction Men Without Women ( 1927 ) Fiction Short Stories A Farewell to Arms ( 1929 ) Fiction Death in the Afternoon ( 1932 ) Non-Fiction Winner Take Nothing ( 1933 ) Fiction Short Stories Green Hills of Africa ( 1935 ) Non-Fiction To Have and Have Not ( 1937 ) Fiction The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories ( 1938 ) Drama Short Stories For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1940 ) Fiction Across the River and...

Hemingway, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest (1899–1961)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Literature
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267 words

.... A Farewell to Arms ( 1929 ), the story of a love affair between an American lieutenant and an English nurse during the war on the Italian front, demonstrated a similar laconic and understated style. His collections of stories include Men without Women ( 1927 ) and Winner Take Nothing ( 1933 ). He celebrated bull fighting in Death in the Afternoon ( 1932 ) and big game hunting in The Green Hills of Africa ( 1935 ). He actively supported the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1940 ) is set against this...

Hemingway, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest (1899–1961)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
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373 words

...Farewell to Arms ( 1929 ), the story of a love affair between an American lieutenant and an English nurse during the war on the Italian front, demonstrated a similar laconic and understated style. Among his short stories, the collections Men without Women ( 1927 ) and Winner Take Nothing ( 1933 ) are especially notable. He celebrated bull fighting in Death in the Afternoon ( 1932 ) and big game hunting in The Green Hills of Africa ( 1935 ). He actively supported the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, helping to make the 1937 film The Spanish...

costs of complaining and claiming

costs of complaining and claiming   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
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Law
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1,388 words

...the event’ principle, which means that the loser usually pays the legal costs of the winner—hence the development of after‐the‐event LEI, which is designed to cover the risk of losing and having to pay the other side's costs. The result of entering a CFA coupled with before‐the‐event LEI should be that the client pays nothing if she wins, as her costs are met by the other side, and nothing if she loses: the LEI insurer will pay the winner's costs. There may be no clear ‘winner’ or ‘loser’, if the case does not go to court and there is a negotiated settlement....

Mod, Royal National

Mod, Royal National   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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863 words

...censure, since, it is argued, the Mod has done nothing to reverse the decline of Gaelic as a spoken language. In other words, effort and money alike have been misdirected. The essential thrust of this argument is that An Comann Gàidhealach failed to act as a realistic cultural and political pressure group. More incisive criticisms have been voiced by linguists and musicologists. English, not Gaelic, is the working language of the Mod. Singers often learnt their texts parrot fashion and there are still winners of gold medals whose conversational ability in...

Beckmesser, Sixtus

Beckmesser, Sixtus   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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592 words

...Sixtus ( Wagner : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ). Bar. The Town Clerk, he is also the official ‘Marker’ at the Masters’ Guild song contests, a post he is determined to keep. He would like to marry Eva, whom her father, Veit Pogner, has promised as a prize to the winner of the contest and he is going to enter the competition against the young visiting knight Walther. Walther wants to become a Master so that he can marry Eva, as they love each other. At Walther's audition, Beckmesser is shut into the marker's box, but the sound of his chalk heavily...

Hemingway, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...craft is indicated by the number of versions which exist of the closing paragraphs of this work as he strove for a precision in language. For the next fifteen years this technique steadily tightened, as displayed in short story collections Men Without Women ( 1927 ) and Winner Take Nothing ( 1933 ), an account of big-game hunting in Green Hills of Africa ( 1935 ), and the novel To Have and Have Not ( 1937 ), set in and near Key West during the Depression era. Throughout his life, Hemingway energetically pursued personal adventure and enjoyment; his...

Tilden, William Tatem

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
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541 words

...USA to win the Wimbledon title ( 1920 ), and winner of seven US national championships. Tilden was born into a privileged elite in a rich family, and raised in the family mansion in the wealthy Germantown section of Philadelphia, spending the summer at Onteora, a Catskill resort, where he learned tennis at the end of the 1890s. A competent all-round athlete, and dancer, Tilden attended the University of Pennsylvania; while he was there, a Yale boxing coach, seeing him on the tennis court, tried to get him to take up fighting, commenting that Tilden had ‘the...

Hemingway, Ernest [Miller]

Hemingway, Ernest [Miller]   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
844 words

...portraying the mind of an era was again achieved in A Farewell to Arms ( 1929 ), the poignant love story of an English nurse and an American ambulance lieutenant during the war. Besides further distinguished collections of short stories, Men Without Women ( 1927 ) and Winner Take Nothing ( 1933 ), he wrote only two lesser books during the next few years, although his work continued to exercise a great influence on the literature of the period. Death in the Afternoon ( 1932 ), a book on bullfighting, and Green Hills of Africa ( 1935 ), an account of...

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