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So it was with Feet of Clay, an exhibition in the street-level display windows of Nordstrom, the company's flagship department store in Seattle, Washington, US held in conjunction with NCECA 2012.
Yet, my main problem with preaching sin at age 53 with the same vigor I had at age 23 is that I stand on feet of clay. I stand on feet of clay.
Pranab Bardhan is professor of economics, University of California at Berkeley, and the author, most recently, of "Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Rise of China and India."
AWAKENING GIANTS, FEET OF CLAY: ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC RISE OF CHINA AND INDIA
"The stress tests of nuclear power stations requested by the European Commission are based on feet of clay," said Jo Leinen (S&D, Germany), the president of the Committee on Environment (ENVI), who noted that there is no legal basis for what to do after the tests, be that to adapt or possibly close the power stations.
England's batsmen have not looked wholly convincing in this series, however, with Alastair Cook's feet of clay causing him problems against the new ball.
India's pretensions to become a big power will be a colossus with feet of clay. Pakistan will also follow in its footsteps and all our peace initiatives will then bite the dust.
IT'S painful when idols are found to have feet of clay. Long before Obama came to the Oval Office, I was hailing him as a good thing.
Indeed while most of their continental cousins, the French and Spanish for instance, love nothing more than springtime in Paris and reserve their best feats for clay, the British have, well, feet of clay.
The writers' fury still soars in the heavens, it seems, but the manner of its expression now has clipped wings and feet of clay.
It is not the act of a commando; it is the act of those who have feet of clay. But then such is the fate of dictators and despots who fall not only from the citadel of power but also in the eyes of the people, he said.
He has such a great personality that people tend to forget that he too has feet of clay, but lo and behold, he reminds the adoring crowd that he is no God by mentioning the hardships he has had last year.