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The past, in effect, is a tautology; it is true by virtue of its logical form alone.
It doesn't affect the validity of the statement, so you can include it without destroying your tautology.
Some authors treated the quantity theory as a matter of causal relation and explanation, often differing as to the content and direction of explanation, whereas others saw it as a truism, identity or tautology.
Unfortunately, the propagation of another leg to the equity bubble, however rapid the money pumping, will still require that earnings show at least the occasional desultory promise of improvement.
The arrivals terminal has its own rhythm: the early desultory pulses of the automatic door, then the great disgorge, and finally, as the crowd wilts away, the trickle of presumably more complicated arrivals.
While the Joes concentrate their fire and quickly eliminate Cobra's heavy weapons, the Cobra forces offer little more than a token resistance and a few seconds of desultory return fire.
Another sculpture features dozens of pointed excrescences that jut up from a round base.
I have yet to meet a single one who isn't sickened to his stomach by the excrescence of his pardons, and by the puerile vandalism of the White House in the last hours of the old regime.
All the hideous excrescences that have overgrown our modern life, the pomps and conventions and dreary solemnities, dread nothing so much as the flash of laughter which, like lightning, shrivels them up and leaves the bones bare.