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  • As pope, he addressed a fruitless summons to Christendom to unite in a crusade against the infidels, and concluded in 1489 a treaty with Bayezid II., agreeing in consideration of an annual payment of 40,000 ducats and the gift of the Holy Lance, to detain the sultan's fugitive brother Jem in close confinement in the Vatican.
  • To detain, harbour, &c., a slave was punished by death.
  • Epicureanism need not detain us.
  • - The theological discussions which make up so large a part of the English speculation of the 18th century cannot detain us here.
  • The other parts of the flower need not detain us.

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