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Maxwell was not available for comment but has described all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”
Maxwell was not available for comment describes all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Would you believe, as Maxwell Smart used to say, that the candidate increases his lead?
But Thomas left the ball exposed in one arm, and Maxwell easily stripped him of it.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Part of the reason Democrats have struggled in recent years, according to Maxwell, is because they held the region for so long.Democrats March on the South to Hold Senate Majority in 2014|David Freedlander|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While in command of a vessel in Tobago, he had his carpenter, Maxwell, flogged for some offence.Twelve Naval Captains|Molly Elliot Seawell
In spite of Maxwell's quickness, he had not reached the doorway when a man came out of it and advanced, smiling toward him.The League of the Leopard|Harold Bindloss
Mr. Maxwell was alone in the library when I returned and told me that Sophie had gone to get a glass of hot water.At the Age of Eve|Kate Trimble Sharber
Maxwell pulled out his handkerchief, and made an abortive effort to get his face clean.Hepsey Burke|Frank Noyes Westcott
Pinney was a reporter of Maxwell's acquaintance, who stood to Louise for all that was most terrible in journalistic enterprise.The Story of a Play|W. D. Howells
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James Clerk Maxwell was only fourteen years old when he published his first paper-an accomplishment for anyone, but especially for one who was thought by his first tutor to be slow-witted. His precocious talents, especially in mathematics, did not go unrecognized by others, however, and he started making lasting contributions to science while still very young. In his 20s, he wrote a prize-winning essay in which he showed, based on laws of classical physics, that Saturn's rings were not a single object, but a collection of small objects-a finding not confirmed until over 120 years later, when the Voyager space probe reached the planet. His most famous work was his demonstration, done while he was in his 30s, of the existence of electromagnetic waves and his conclusion that light was also part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This set of discoveries was of fundamental importance for 20th-century physics, as it paved the road for Einstein's theories of relativity and for quantum theory. Other novel ideas of Maxwell's led to the establishment of such diverse fields as information theory and cybernetics. Little wonder, then, that Einstein said, on the centenary of Maxwell's birth in 1931, that his work had been the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.