death and taxes, certain as
Also, sure as death and taxes. Bound to occur, inevitable, as in His business is going to fail, certain as death and taxes. This phrase was invented by Benjamin Franklin in a letter (1789) and has been repeated ever since, the government's recurring need for revenue probably assuring its continued popularity.
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Certain features of its history suggest why this may be the case.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Asia Bibi, as she is known, was arrested and sentenced to death.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
On certain of the stems the fertile cone appears and the spores are ripened about June, after which the process withers.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The possibilities of certain branches of teaching have been altogether revolutionized by the cinematograph.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells