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White first, then a little modifying color, yellow first, then red; perhaps no red: the kind of yellow may do it.
THE PAINTER IN OILDANIEL BURLEIGH PARKHURST
For this adverbial use of all (here modifying the following prepositional phrase), compare Il Pens.
MILTON'S COMUSJOHN MILTON
Cromwell, modifying his demands, craved fourteen years, but the old man was inexorable.
The area of heating-surface may also be varied within very wide limits without very greatly modifying efficiency.
Might not Parliament itself entertain a motion for repealing it, or for modifying it?
This supposition is what most Platonic critics have in their minds, even when professedly modifying it.
Fungi cannot draw their nutriment from solid materials without first profoundly modifying them.
This mass is not inert; it has great reactionary force, modifying and influencing all about it.
THE NEGRO PROBLEMBOOKER T. WASHINGTON, ET AL.
At least, one objection to Hutton's views would be removed by modifying his theory in the manner it seems to be by Bakewell.
Bateman reports him as modifying the statement by adding: "God knows I would be one."

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