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at or to the ready (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing

ready

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Of a weapon, aimed, loaded, and prepared to fire.
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The Dublin company rehearsed the production in Galway and, perhaps inspired by that western location, found their solution to the perennial problem of how best to address and 'crack' the language in Shakespeare by finding their readiest means of access through the language of Synge.
And therein lies the kernel paradox of Tennysonian formalism: the poet's closest readers--conscious listeners, all of them, and readiest to recognize his conscious craft--hearken to things not-yet-conscious.
I'm really excited about these Championships, I feel in great shape, the readiest I have ever been," she said.
The most strong and healthy ages is childhood and we should planning about them and these childhood have the most readiest for mental and psychological learning (second seven years) and learning about kindness and relationship with other groups like (third seven years).
Indeed, the analytical distinction in legal thinking between status and contract often emerges from history as an echo of a wider socio-political implication: contract's meaning as "not status" was part of Victorians' search for an alternative system to traditional hierarchies, (50) the readiest mode, as Dicey put it, of "abolishing a whole body of antiquated institutions.
The essays that appear to deal most directly with material experience that, by its difference, seems to provide readiest access to New Zealandness, are those that take up issues like 'Money', 'History', 'Religion' and 'Sport'.
Being secure from the readiest source of danger, namely our fellows' capacity for doing evil to us, would be first on any list--even if having a square meal comes a close second.
These strands of thought came to a head in January 1649, when Johanna Cartenright and Ebenezer Cartwright, an English widow and her son residing in Amsterdam, petitioned the Puritan war council "that this Nation of England, with the Inhabitants of the Nerther-lands, shall be the first and readiest to transport Izraells Sons & Daughters in their Ships to the Land promised to their fore-Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for an everlasting Inheritance" so that "the wrath of God, will be much appeased towards you, for their [Jews'] innocent bloodshed.
For contact information for either no-cost or purchased permissions or licenses, one of the readiest sources is the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).
40) Whichever of these arguments one subscribed to the readiest, there is little doubt that to many in these various and widely divergent audiences, Mitchell's optimism 'came like a breath of springtime' to a Britain still reeling from the devastating changes World War I had wrought.
This boundary or line shall be drawn straight, as aforesaid, at a distance of three hundred and seventy leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, being calculated by degrees, or by any other manner as may be considered the best and readiest, provided the distance shall be no greater than aforesaid.
Martens goes as far as saying that "some contemporary women writers see fragmentary, open forms like the diary as the readiest possibility for finding a new women's voice" (182).