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A. M., 20th-century U.S. geneticist. See: Maxim-Gilbert sequencing.
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The reasons on which Montesquieu grounds his maxim are a further demonstration of his meaning.
Maryland has adopted the maxim in the most unqualified terms; declaring that the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government ought to be forever separate and distinct from each other.
What I have wished to evince is, that the charge brought against the proposed Constitution, of violating the sacred maxim of free government, is warranted neither by the real meaning annexed to that maxim by its author, nor by the sense in which it has hitherto been understood in America.
One of the maxims which the devil, in a late visit upon earth, left to his disciples, is, when once you are got up, to kick the stool from under you.
Besides, the three preceding maxims were founded singly on the design of continuing the work of self- instruction.
Having thus provided myself with these maxims, and having placed them in reserve along with the truths of faith, which have ever occupied the first place in my belief, I came to the conclusion that I might with freedom set about ridding myself of what remained of my opinions.
We may believe that this is the case, but if we do, our belief is based upon analogies and general scientific maxims, not upon any foundation of detailed observation.
The fashion show, which was unveiled at Sofitel Luxury Hotel, Mumbai on Sunday (15 September), was organized by Maxim magazine and the new KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014 will be chosen from participants from across the country.
Maxim Shostakovich said his father didn't speak much about the ``Lady Macbeth'' ordeal, but he did occasionally quote lines from the opera when joking with his family and friends.
Irina, 27, and Maxim, 29, met as children studying at the Kiev Ballet School in Ukraine.
When it was over, two of three men in the ring had succumbed to the elements and Maxim - who died last week at 79 - walked away with his most noted victory.