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n the intangible agent with the ability to alter the biological condition of an organism.
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elle est la soie, le velours est le coton, est la vermine, la suie, la rognure et ma potence.
In India and Sir Lanka there is a well established tradition of popular elections; the political parties are fairly well organised; and the electorate is shrewd and informed, and has over the years come to learn the potence of the vote in removing a government which fails to fulfil its electoral pledges.
4] This process evokes the language of rights, a language that has achieved a potence and preeminence in the United States unmatched anywhere in the world.