Which preposition to use with period

of Occurrences 4904%

I have also some recollection of seeing Pepper's muzzle, appearing over the Pit edge, after what seemed an indefinite period of time.

in Occurrences 463%

The decrease in the rain- and snow-fall since the close of the glacial period in the Sierra is much less than is commonly guessed.

to Occurrences 154%

The bullet hole in the corner furnished a sinister period to the signature.

for Occurrences 101%

Thou canst, however, only possess any of them in the shape which it has received at my hands during the long period for which these have remained in my custody.

at Occurrences 90%

The attempt to affix any precise date to the period at which the chalk sea began, or ended, its existence, is baffled by difficulties of the same kind.

from Occurrences 83%

When the period of play pure and simple begins to grow into a desire to do things better, to learn and practise for a more remote endin other words, when the child begins to be willing to be taught, the transitional period from play to work begins.

between Occurrences 75%

The Dutch physician, Van Helmont, lived in the latter part of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuryin the transition period between alchemy and chemistryand was rather more alchemist than chemist.

as Occurrences 65%

I presume not; no geologistno modern geologistwould for a moment admit the hypothesis that the present state of underground heat is due to a heating of the surface at so late a period as 20,000 years ago.

during Occurrences 60%

[Footnote 3: A Kalpa, we have seen, denotes a great period of time; a period during which a physical universe is formed and destroyed.

with Occurrences 59%

The programme of German expansionnatural enough in itself, but engineered by Prussia during all this long period with that kind of blind haughtiness and overbearing assurance which indeed is a "tempting of Providence"had so far not concerned itself much about Muscovite policy; but now there arose a sudden fear of danger in that quarter.

than Occurrences 48%

rdinary floods, is more abundant during the meadow period than during the lake period.

by Occurrences 42%

It is hard without long and loving study to realize the magnitude of the work done on these mountains during the last glacial period by glaciers, which are only streams of closely compacted snow-crystals.

after Occurrences 39%

Yet, if I left, where could I go, and still obtain the solitude, and the sense of her presence, that alone make my old life bearable? XIV THE SEA OF SLEEP For a considerable period after the last incident which I have narrated in my diary, I had serious thoughts of leaving this house, and might have done so; but for the great and wonderful thing, of which I am about to write.

before Occurrences 29%

In Scotland the tales vary considerably, and belong to the hunting period before the introduction of agriculture.

on Occurrences 26%

Colonel Musgrave pulled up short, hardly seeing his way clear through the indignant periods on which he had entered.

under Occurrences 22%

As these modern developments were unheard of during the periods under consideration in this study, and as the renaissance used the words rhetoric and poetic much more in their classical senses than we do today, it must be understood that throughout this study rhetoric will be used as meaning classical rhetoric, and poetic as meaning classical poetic.

into Occurrences 11%

A forest changed within a short period into fruitful fields covered with houses, schools, and churches, and filled with inhabitants possessing not only the necessaries and comforts, but also the conveniences of life, and devoted to the worship of Jehovah, when seen only in prophetic vision, enraptured the mind even of Isaiah; and when realized, can hardly fail to delight that of a spectator.

without Occurrences 10%

So far from it, that even the very nations of Europe, whose wisdom and moderation have been repeatedly extolled for maintaining neutrality, and preserving friendship, with the French Republic, remained for years subsequent to this period without receiving from it any accredited Minister, or doing any one act to acknowledge its political existence.

within Occurrences 9%

"It is a pity," said he at last, "that we did not fix some period within which the player must move, or resign.

among Occurrences 6%

Harness appears frequently at this period among his surviving intimates: to this list there was shortly added another.

like Occurrences 5%

As this year is lunar, the months run through all the seasons, for want of a properly regulated kalendar, or a period like the Julian or Gregorian.

beyond Occurrences 5%

Life and thought differ indeed from everything else: but that it survives that period beyond which we have no experience of its existence such distinction and dissimilarity affords no shadow of proof, and nothing but our own desires could have led us to conjecture or imagine.

over Occurrences 4%

" A.C. SWINBURNE No assemblage of letters, parallel or kindred to that in the hands of the reader, if we consider its width of range, the fruitful period over which it stretches, and its typical character, has ever been produced.

until Occurrences 4%

These were the main events in internal and external affairs during the Sung period until 1068.

up Occurrences 3%

If there was a risk of the slaves running to the woods in 1838, that risk would be increased and not diminished during the intermediate period up to 1840, by the treatment they were receiving from their masters, and the deferring of their hopes.

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