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The constitution of the little state was dictated by Napoleon, and, subject to the exigencies of war, was on the French model.
The special characteristics of each are to be seen partly in the skill and genius of their makers, and partly in the exigencies of the site and the available materials.
He lived at a time when the exigencies of state seemed to require the peculiar talents which he possessed.
Here too the first steps were taken as the exigencies of the moment dictated.
In all probability he was neither the one nor the other, but a man of great ambition who, indifferent to religious considerations, made good use of the exigencies of the time.