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„I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us.“

—  Bram Stoker, livro Dracula

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Fonte: Dracula (1897)
Contexto: I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us. A personal experience has intensified rather than diminished that idea.

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„There is the frightful possibility in all such trials as these that the judgment has already been pronounced and the trial is just a mask for murder.“

—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980

The Never-Ending Wrong (1977)
Contexto: The trial of Jesus of Nazareth, the trial and rehabilitation of Joan of Arc, any one of the witchcraft trials in Salem during 1691, the Moscow trials of 1937 during which Stalin destroyed all of the founders of the 1924 Soviet Revolution, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial of 1920 through 1927 — there are many trials such as these in which the victim was already condemned to death before the trial took place, and it took place only to cover up the real meaning: the accused was to be put to death. These are trials in which the judge, the counsel, the jury, and the witnesses are the criminals, not the accused. For any believer in capital punishment, the fear of an honest mistake on the part of all concerned is cited as the main argument against the final terrible decision to carry out the death sentence. There is the frightful possibility in all such trials as these that the judgment has already been pronounced and the trial is just a mask for murder.

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„In contrast to my husband, I can pronounce the word nuclear.“

—  Laura Bush First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 1946

Dutch-Belgian newspaper Metro (May 2, 2005); quoted in Dutch as: In tegenstelling tot mijn man kan ik het woord "nucleair" wel uitspreken.

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„Pronounced “me-me and you-ness.” Mimi has pointy ears and Eunice has floppy ears“

—  Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968

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„When pronouncing Javier Mascherano from Liverpool F. C“

—  Simon Hill Australian television presenter 1967

Quotes from His time at Foxsports
Original: (ml) "Javier Maskarano"

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„It is with regret that I pronounce the fatal truth: Louis must die, so that the country may live.“

—  Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794

Original French: Je prononce à regret cette fatale vérité... mais Louis doit mourir, parce qu'il faut que la patrie vive.
Speech to the National Convention http://www.royet.org/nea1789-1794/archives/journal_debats/an/1792/convention_1792_12_03.htm on the judgment of Louis XVI (3 December 1792)

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„Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it.“

—  Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600

His famous response to his judges upon his conviction as a heretic, prior to his transfer to the civil authorities for execution. (16 February 1600); as quoted by Gaspar Schopp of Breslau in a letter to Conrad Rittershausen; as translated in Giordano Bruno : His Life and Thought (1950) by Dorothea Waley Singer http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/bruno00.htm
Variant translations:
Perhaps your fear in passing judgment on me is greater than mine in receiving it.
It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
You pronounce sentence upon me with greater fear than I receive it.
Original: (la) Maiori forsan cum timore sententiam in me fertis quam ego accipiam.

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„Why should he listen if he has within him all that is necessary? There is no reason now for listening, but rather for judging, pronouncing, deciding.“

—  José Ortega Y Gasset, livro A Rebelião das Massas

Chap. VIII: The Masses Intervene In Everything, And Why Their Intervention Is Solely By Violence
The Revolt of the Masses (1929)
Contexto: It is not a question of the mass-man being a fool. On the contrary, to-day he is more clever, has more capacity of understanding than his fellow of any previous period. But that capacity is of no use to him; in reality, the vague feeling that he possesses it seems only to shut him up more within himself and keep him from using it. Once for all, he accepts the stock of commonplaces, prejudices, fag-ends of ideas or simply empty words which chance has piled up within his mind, and with a boldness only explicable by his ingenuousness, is prepared to impose them everywhere.… Why should he listen if he has within him all that is necessary? There is no reason now for listening, but rather for judging, pronouncing, deciding. There is no question concerning public life, in which he does not intervene, blind and deaf as he is, imposing his "opinions."

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