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have the constitution of an ox

To possess an unusually robust amount of strength, determination, and stamina, so as to be able to work extremely hard and/or overcome hardships or limiting factors (e.g., sickness, fatigue, alcohol, drugs, etc.). John works his farm single-handedly every day, from sunup to sundown; he must have the constitution of an ox! Mary has the constitution of an ox—she's had more drinks than any of us, and she still seems completely sober. Janice was bedridden with the flu over the weekend, but she must have the constitution of an ox because she was right back in the office first thing Monday morning.
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I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
Think, if you can, of a single instance in which a plainly written provision of the Constitution has ever been denied.
The fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution, and the law for the suppression of the foreign slave-trade, are each as well enforced, perhaps, as any law can ever be in a community where the moral sense of the people imperfectly supports the law itself.
I cannot be ignorant of the fact that many worthy and patriotic citizens are desirous of having the national Constitution amended.
Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
Aristotle is content to call existing constitutions perversions of the true form.
Miller said he teaches a new generation of students who look at the Constitution differently than his generation did.
Adnan Oweid, a lecturer at al-Furat University, said that the draft constitution forms another stage of Syria and its history, pointing out that the constitution covers citizenship, freedom of the individual and social justice.
Connect to Constitution Day and the Civil War's 150th anniversary.
In the Constitution of 1974 it is written that the Albanian language is equal to the Macedonian and vice versa but this is not written in the present Constitution.
Written by Florida Bar member Robert Williams, The Law of American State Constitutions provides coverage of the legal doctrines surrounding, applying to, and arising from American state constitutions and their judicial interpretation.
The separation of church and state is not in the Constitution.
The efforts of representatives whose primary focus is robbing Peter more successfully to give more to Paul trigger an important question: What's more important -- adhering to the Constitution, or our politicians' scramble for every penny and every ounce of power that can be extracted from participating in the Constitution's erosion?