History Quotes / LastStand

25th Jun '17 11:10:49 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''General Anami''', Japanese War Minister, [[WorldWarTwo demanding the right to continue fighting after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]]

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-->-- '''General Anami''', Japanese War Minister, [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII demanding the right to continue fighting after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]]
22nd Feb '17 3:06:46 PM Beedle
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-->-- '''Jan Kozielewski, later Jan Karski, a member of the Jewish resistance during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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-->-- '''Jan Kozielewski, later Jan Karski, Karski''', a member of the Jewish resistance during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
2nd Jan '17 3:40:50 PM infernape612
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->''"You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT!"''
-->-- '''Undyne the Undying''', ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''



->''"You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT!"''
-->-- '''Undyne the Undying''', ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''


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->''"You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT!"''
-->-- '''Undyne the Undying''', ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''

16th Oct '16 3:59:24 PM Winters15
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-->-- '''Notes from a German commander's report regarding an unknown platoon of engineers.'''

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-->-- '''Notes from a German commander's report regarding an unknown platoon of engineers.engineers during the Battle of the Bulge.'''
16th Oct '16 3:58:24 PM Winters15
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-> ''"Then we will declare war on Germany - [[TearJerkerthe most hopeless war that has ever been made."]]''

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-> ''"Then we will declare war on Germany - [[TearJerkerthe [[TearJerker the most hopeless war that has ever been made."]]''
16th Oct '16 3:57:52 PM Winters15
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-> ''"Then we will declare war on Germany - [[TearJerkerthe most hopeless war that has ever been made."]]''
-->-- '''Jan Kozielewski, later Jan Karski, a member of the Jewish resistance during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

-> ''"They have fought bravely, and forced us to waste a couple of hours in deployment and maneuver."''
-->-- '''Notes from a German commander's report regarding an unknown platoon of engineers.'''
9th Jun '16 8:30:18 PM Ax_Hopkins
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->''But the Men of Dor-lómin held the rearguard, as Húrin and Huor desired; for they did not wish in their hearts to leave the Northlands, and if they could not win back to their homes, there they would stand to the end. Thus was the treachery of Uldor redressed; and of all the deeds of war that the fathers of Men wrought in behalf of the Eldar, the last stand of the Men of Dor-lómin is most renowned.''
-->-- ''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion The Silmarillion]]''
20th May '16 4:16:01 PM Orbiting
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->Nineteenth [Platoon] lasted seventeen minutes from the time the gates closed. They accounted for one-hundred and eighty nine enemy casualties. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark No one witnessed their heroism.]]

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->Nineteenth ->''"Nineteenth [Platoon] lasted seventeen minutes from the time the gates closed. They accounted for one-hundred and eighty nine enemy casualties. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark No one witnessed their heroism.]]]]"''



->Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

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->Let ->''"Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter."''



->What we are doing is not defending. There must be a hundred ships out there. More. Crammed full of Venn. So keep that in mind as you take all the safeguards off the traps. Get the cauldrons on the boil. Pull those stones and flood the basement. What we are going to do, until the last one of us stands, is buy the king time.

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->What ->''"What we are doing is not defending. There must be a hundred ships out there. More. Crammed full of Venn. So keep that in mind as you take all the safeguards off the traps. Get the cauldrons on the boil. Pull those stones and flood the basement. What we are going to do, until the last one of us stands, is buy the king time."''



->Though it may be our part to find a bitter end before the Gate of Mordor, if we do so, then you will come also to a last stand, either here or wherever the black tide overtakes you.

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->Though ->''"Though it may be our part to find a bitter end before the Gate of Mordor, if we do so, then you will come also to a last stand, either here or wherever the black tide overtakes you."''



->To the Commander, [[TheEmpire Confederation]] [[SpaceMarine Jumptroopers]]:\\

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->To ->''"To the Commander, [[TheEmpire Confederation]] [[SpaceMarine Jumptroopers]]:\\



We stand until the last man falls.

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We stand until the last man falls."''



->It was four hundred years ago or more, when the Dothraki first rode out of the east, sacking and burning every town and city in their path. The khal who led them was named Temmo. His khalasar was not so big as Drogo's, but it was big enough. Fifty thousand, at the least. Half of them braided warriors with bells ringing in their hair.\\\

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->It ->''"It was four hundred years ago or more, when the Dothraki first rode out of the east, sacking and burning every town and city in their path. The khal who led them was named Temmo. His khalasar was not so big as Drogo's, but it was big enough. Fifty thousand, at the least. Half of them braided warriors with bells ringing in their hair.\\\



Eighteen times the Dothraki charged, and broke themselves on those shields and spears like waves on a rocky shore. Thrice Temmo sent his archers wheeling past and arrows fell like rain upon the Three Thousand, but the Unsullied merely lifted their shields above their heads until the squall had passed. In the end only six hundred of them remained... but more than twelve thousand Dothraki lay dead upon that field, including Khal Temmo, his bloodriders, his kos, and all his sons. On the morning of the fourth day, the new khal led the survivors past the city gates in a stately procession. One by one, each man cut off his braid and threw it down before the feet of the Three Thousand.

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Eighteen times the Dothraki charged, and broke themselves on those shields and spears like waves on a rocky shore. Thrice Temmo sent his archers wheeling past and arrows fell like rain upon the Three Thousand, but the Unsullied merely lifted their shields above their heads until the squall had passed. In the end only six hundred of them remained... but more than twelve thousand Dothraki lay dead upon that field, including Khal Temmo, his bloodriders, his kos, and all his sons. On the morning of the fourth day, the new khal led the survivors past the city gates in a stately procession. One by one, each man cut off his braid and threw it down before the feet of the Three Thousand."''



->The Humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would surrender to despair, the Humans fought back with even greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it. They would weep. They would pray. They would say goodbye to their loved ones and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself. Never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable, could help but be moved to tears by their courage, their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives. And sticks. And bare hands. They were magnificent! I only hope, when it is my time, that I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes at the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage. But in the end, they ran out of time.

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->The ->''"The Humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would surrender to despair, the Humans fought back with even greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it. They would weep. They would pray. They would say goodbye to their loved ones and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself. Never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable, could help but be moved to tears by their courage, their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives. And sticks. And bare hands. They were magnificent! I only hope, when it is my time, that I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes at the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage. But in the end, they ran out of time."''



->If this should be, our final stand,\\

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->If ->''"If this should be, our final stand,\\



it will be AGoodWayToDie

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it will be AGoodWayToDieAGoodWayToDie"''



->Yo Way Yo, Home Va-Ray,\\

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->Yo ->''"Yo Way Yo, Home Va-Ray,\\



Yo Ay-Rah, Jerhume Brunnen-G

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Yo Ay-Rah, Jerhume Brunnen-GBrunnen-G"''



->Lord of all Noldor\\

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->Lord ->''"Lord of all Noldor\\



When time stands still at the iron hill

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When time stands still at the iron hillhill"''



->He left the phone hanging, then came back and said:\\

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->He ->''"He left the phone hanging, then came back and said:\\



And we might keep them from getting through."

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And we might keep them from getting through.""''



->When the night has come\\

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->When ->''"When the night has come\\



Just as long as you stand, stand by me

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Just as long as you stand, stand by meme"''



->There came wi' false Inveray thirty-and-three\\

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->There ->''"There came wi' false Inveray thirty-and-three\\



The Gordons shall mourn them, and ban Inveray.

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The Gordons shall mourn them, and ban Inveray."''



->And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,\\
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there

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->And ->''"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,\\
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still therethere"''



->Then out spake brave Horatius,\\

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->Then ->''"Then out spake brave Horatius,\\



And the temples of his gods

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And the temples of his godsgods"''



->If we must die - let it not be like hogs\\

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->If ->''"If we must die - let it not be like hogs\\



Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

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Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!back!"''



->The sand of the desert is sodden red,\\

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->The ->''"The sand of the desert is sodden red,\\



"Play up! play up! and play the game!"

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"Play up! play up! and play the game!"game!"''



->If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever.

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->If ->''"If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever."''



->That is what it means to the chosen of [[TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}} the inquisition]]: to realize that one's task is impossible and attempt it anyway. Out of Hope. Out of Duty. If nothing else, than out of sheer Spite.

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->That ->''"That is what it means to the chosen of [[TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}} the inquisition]]: to realize that one's task is impossible and attempt it anyway. Out of Hope. Out of Duty. If nothing else, than out of sheer Spite."''



->'''Captain Roima''': I cry out for troops and you give me rhetoric - I plead for ammunition and you give me speeches - I ask you again, Commander, what can you pledge me?\\

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->'''Captain Roima''': I cry out for troops and you give me rhetoric - -- I plead for ammunition and you give me speeches - -- I ask you again, Commander, what can you pledge me?\\



->The green tide of Orkdom is upon us and we are alone. There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.

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->The ->''"The green tide of Orkdom is upon us and we are alone. There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle."''



->Boy, oh, boy... the price of freedom is steep... (''draws his sword'') Embrace your dreams... and whatever happens... protect your honor... AS SOLDIER!!! [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner COME AND GET IT!!!]]

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->Boy, ->''"Boy, oh, boy... the price of freedom is steep... (''draws ''[draws his sword'') sword]'' Embrace your dreams... and whatever happens... protect your honor... AS SOLDIER!!! [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner COME AND GET IT!!!]]IT!!!]]"''



->[[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]] casualties reach 97% before evacuation is complete. [[SuperSoldier Blood Ravens]] losses: total... They refused to retreat.

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->[[RedshirtArmy ->''"[[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]] casualties reach 97% before evacuation is complete. [[SuperSoldier Blood Ravens]] losses: total... They refused to retreat."''



->Can you survive? Alone? The Covenant decided long ago to take Reach and no single man - make that no single Spartan - could stop them. You fought long and hard and gave Reach your all to achieve this point. Fight if you must, but understand that you owe Reach nothing. Your efforts will line on the annals of history, and all of humanity will sing your praises for centuries to come. Be the Lone Wolf if you desire and fight for all you can, but you know this is not a battle you can win. It is time to say goodbye.

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->Can ->''"Can you survive? Alone? The Covenant decided long ago to take Reach and no single man - make that no single Spartan - could stop them. You fought long and hard and gave Reach your all to achieve this point. Fight if you must, but understand that you owe Reach nothing. Your efforts will line on the annals of history, and all of humanity will sing your praises for centuries to come. Be the Lone Wolf if you desire and fight for all you can, but you know this is not a battle you can win. It is time to say goodbye."''



->We held out longer than Shreveport. We held out longer than Baton Rouge. WE HELD OUT LONGER.
-->-- Wall graffiti, ''VideoGame/{{Left 4 Dead 2}}''

->I cannot hold out for long, but the Pfhor will not soon forget the day that a lone corvette obliterated half of Battle Group Seven, Western Arm.

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->We ->''"We held out longer than Shreveport. We held out longer than Baton Rouge. WE HELD OUT LONGER.
LONGER."''
-->-- Wall graffiti, '''Wall graffiti''', ''VideoGame/{{Left 4 Dead 2}}''

->I ->''"I cannot hold out for long, but the Pfhor will not soon forget the day that a lone corvette obliterated half of Battle Group Seven, Western Arm."''



->Ack! Ack! No way! I'm going out in a blaze of glory!\\

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->Ack! ->''"Ack! Ack! No way! I'm going out in a blaze of glory!\\



Never! Never! I won't give up until the bitter end!

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Never! Never! I won't give up until the bitter end!end!"''



->On a distant, shadowed world, the protoss will make their final stand. Their heroes will gather, their forces will be marshaled, and they will die bravely. But still, they will die.

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->On ->''"On a distant, shadowed world, the protoss will make their final stand. Their heroes will gather, their forces will be marshaled, and they will die bravely. But still, they will die."''



->My brethren, hear me, for there is little time left. All that remains of our race, our civilization, are those that stand beside you now. Trust in each other, strike as one will. Let our last stand burn a memory so bright we will be remembered forever! En Taro Tassadar!

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->My ->''"My brethren, hear me, for there is little time left. All that remains of our race, our civilization, are those that stand beside you now. Trust in each other, strike as one will. Let our last stand burn a memory so bright we will be remembered forever! En Taro Tassadar!Tassadar!"''



->It's good to see you survived that last assault, but when the Burning Legion makes its final push, they'll wipe us out. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's been an honor]] to fight by your side all these years, but our strength was not enough to save Azeroth. Before we meet death, let's send a few hundred demons screaming back to the Twisting Nether!

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->It's ->''"It's good to see you survived that last assault, but when the Burning Legion makes its final push, they'll wipe us out. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's been an honor]] to fight by your side all these years, but our strength was not enough to save Azeroth. Before we meet death, let's send a few hundred demons screaming back to the Twisting Nether!Nether!"''



->You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT!
-->-- '''Undyne''' as she's about to face the omnicidal player-character in {{VideoGame/Undertale}}


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->You're ->''"You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT!
THAT!"''
-->-- '''Undyne''' as she's about to face '''Undyne the omnicidal player-character in {{VideoGame/Undertale}}

Undying''', ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''




->You always go down guns blazing. Thats what a hero does when he loves adventure and has guns. If theres one thing movies have taught me [[Film/WeekendAtBernies besides the fact that guys using a corpse as a silly puppet is friggin HILARIOUS]] it is THAT FACT.

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->You ->''"You always go down guns blazing. Thats what a hero does when he loves adventure and has guns. If theres one thing movies have taught me [[Film/WeekendAtBernies besides the fact that guys using a corpse as a silly puppet is friggin HILARIOUS]] it is THAT FACT."''



->Would it not be wondrous for this whole nation to be destroyed, like a beautiful flower?

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->Would ->''"Would it not be wondrous for this whole nation to be destroyed, like a beautiful flower?flower?"''



->The Guard dies, but the Guard does not surrender!

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->The ->''"The Guard dies, but the Guard does not surrender!surrender!"''



->Politique intérieure, je fais la guerre; politique extérieure, je fais la guerre. Je fais toujours la guerre.\\
("Interior policy, I wage war; foreign policy, I wage war. I always wage war.")

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->Politique ->''"Politique intérieure, je fais la guerre; politique extérieure, je fais la guerre. Je fais toujours la guerre.\\
"\\
("Interior policy, I wage war; foreign policy, I wage war. I always wage war.")")''



->For over five years [Churchill] has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something that he could set on fire.

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->For ->''"For over five years [Churchill] has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something that he could set on fire."''



->Long before Custer died at the Little Bighorn, the myth of the Last Stand already had a strong pull on human emotions, and on the way we like to remember history. The variations are endless from the three hundred Spartans at Thermopylae to UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett at the Alamo but they all tell the story of a brave and intractable hero leading his tiny band against a numberless foe. Even though the odds are overwhelming, the hero and his followers fight on nobly to the end and are slaughtered to a man. In defeat the hero of the Last Stand achieves the greatest of victories, since he will be remembered for all time.

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->Long ->''"Long before Custer died at the Little Bighorn, the myth of the Last Stand already had a strong pull on human emotions, and on the way we like to remember history. The variations are endless - from the three hundred Spartans at Thermopylae to UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett at the Alamo - but they all tell the story of a brave and intractable hero leading his tiny band against a numberless foe. Even though the odds are overwhelming, the hero and his followers fight on nobly to the end and are slaughtered to a man. In defeat the hero of the Last Stand achieves the greatest of victories, since he will be remembered for all time."''



->Go tell the Spartans, passer-by, that here, by Spartan law, we lie.

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->Go ->''"Go tell the Spartans, passer-by, that here, by Spartan law, we lie."''
25th Apr '16 9:17:56 PM TSBasilisk
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->It's good to see you survived that last assault, but when the Burning Legion makes its final push, they'll wipe us out. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's been an honor]] to fight by your side all these years, but our strength was not enough to save Azeroth. Before we meet death, let's send a few hundred demons screaming back to the Twisting Nether!
-->-- '''Archmage Khadgar''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''
16th Feb '16 12:08:22 PM infernape612
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->On a distant, shadowed world, the protoss will make their final stand. Their heroes will gather, their forces will be marshalled, and they will die bravely. But still, they will die.

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->On a distant, shadowed world, the protoss will make their final stand. Their heroes will gather, their forces will be marshalled, marshaled, and they will die bravely. But still, they will die.



->You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT

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->You're gonna have to try a little harder than THATTHAT!
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