How to use A-few in a sentence

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  • He had a right to a few quirks.

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  • He says it's only a few miles away and we'll be right back.

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  • The doctor will be in to talk to you in a few minutes.

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  • They talked for a few minutes and then Carmen left to take Destiny to their room.

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  • It seemed like only a few seconds before the uncomfortable feeling became nausea.

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  • After a few moments Jonathan answered.

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  • He said Destiny's fever had broken and if she continued to improve, they would take the tent off her bed in a few days.

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  • I'll be home in a few minutes.

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  • Loading it quickly, he watched the skunk from the house for a few minutes.

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  • She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.

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  • She looked so cute that Carmen took a few pictures of her.

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  • Carmen read to her from a book for a few minutes until she fell asleep and then turned the light off.

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  • He took a few sips and finally broached the subject.

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  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.

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  • It may take a few minutes, but he'll catch on.

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  • They sipped their coffee in silence for a few minutes and then Señor Medena spoke.

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  • I dated her a few times, but she was way out of my league.

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  • A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.

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  • She pondered a few minutes and then smiled.

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  • For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.

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  • Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.

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  • There she sat for a few moments, gasping for breath.

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  • The man lifted his hands gently from the trunk, and the rear wheels of the car lifted a few inches from the ground.

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  • After studying the car thoughtfully for a few minutes, he confidently assumed authority.

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  • She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.

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  • I'll be over there in a few minutes so you can show me what needs to be taken care of while you're gone.

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  • The top was clean except for accessories and a few letters standing upright in a sorter.

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  • There she lay stunned for a few minutes.

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  • She left him only a few months after they were married.

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  • I'll be done in just a few minutes.

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  • I asked a few questions and was quickly told to mind my own business.

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  • It was a few minutes before she became aware that Yancey was watching her.

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  • She paused a few second and then disconnected without leaving a message.

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  • Her attention was diverted a few minutes later when Yancey arrived.

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  • Outside, she stood on the porch a few minutes, studying the mountains around them.

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  • Apparently his mood had been inspired by the telephone call she made to Connie a few nights ago.

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  • For a few minutes he sipped it in silence.

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  • I'm going to go to the house this evening and get a few things.

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  • No. I only wanted to pick up a few pictures and pay some bills.

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  • Instead, she collected a few small photos and arranged them all in one frame.

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  • For a few minutes she thought her windpipe was crushed.

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  • She backed up a few steps.

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  • I came in a few minutes later and she told me.

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  • I just got the message a few minutes ago.

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  • Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.

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  • After a few minutes of rest she'd go help them.

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  • Closing her eyes for a few precious moments, she breathed deeply and let her breath out in a long, relaxing sigh.

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  • After a few moments, he glanced up at her.

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  • All right, I'll throw a few things together and stow them in your car before I leave.

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  • Maybe she should accept a few dates now and then.

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  • He gnawed on the inside of his mouth, studying her for a few moments.

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  • After a few minutes, he reached over to change it.

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  • He was silent for a few moments and she thought he was listening to the radio.

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  • Adrienne expected a sharp response from Mr. Marsh, but he only regarded his wife thoughtfully for a few moments.

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  • It's only a few doors down.

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  • Well, it's only been a few weeks since we confessed.

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  • It'll make things tough, but it's only a few months.

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  • With planning and diligence, his business would be on its feet in a few years and she would be working in the pediatric ward at the hospital.

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  • Will you two hold it down for a few minutes?

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  • Her heart skipped a few beats and then thundered.

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  • He grabbed a few things from a dresser drawer.

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  • Get a few things together.

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  • Rachel was quiet for a few minutes.

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  • After a few questions, she hung up with an appointment scheduled for the following Saturday.

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  • He stared at her for a few moments.

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  • We found a family massacred a few days ago.

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  • I scouted for the army a few years.

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  • It didn't take long to fill a few plates with pancakes.

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  • I spent enough time out here a few years ago.

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  • He watched her for a few minutes while she crawled under the wagon and pulled her blanket around her shoulders, and then he walked away.

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  • Fritz kept watching her and Royce even snickered a few times.

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  • She watched them talk for a few minutes.

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  • After a few hours of limited rest, they were back in the saddle again.

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  • Even if it hadn't been dark, visibility would have been less than a few feet.

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  • His voice reached out to her from only a few feet away.

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  • He listened intently for a few minutes.

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  • Take a few swallows of water and rest your legs for a minute.

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  • Somehow she managed to take a few steps, and then a few more - fury driving her on.

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  • When the last horse had been gone for a few minutes, he stood.

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  • Now, with only a few hours sleep, he was walking while she rode.

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  • Within a few minutes Fritz and Davis also joined them.

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  • The two men talked for a few minutes and then one rider turned his bay horse toward the wagons.

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  • There is nothing so terrible that a few words from the Padre can't mend.

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  • Darcie leaned back in the seat and watched Cassie reflectively for a few minutes.

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  • A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.

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  • The line was silent for a few moments and then Mary let loose with a heavy sigh.

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  • The house was furnished, so she didn't have much to move – just a few pieces of her parent's furniture and some summer clothes.

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  • I have my things ready... but I have a few questions first.

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  • Last night she had noticed a few clothes in a hamper in the laundry room.

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  • He watched her intently for a few moments longer and then turned his attention to his food.

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  • She called to him as he hunkered down beside a rose bush with a few brown leaves clinging to it.

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  • He jabbed at the fire a few times.

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  • Cynthia leaned over as they drew near one and tried to pet it, but the cow moved away a few steps and began grazing again.

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  • I started with a few select cows and a good bull.

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  • Why don't you rest here a few minutes and I'll do the serving for once.

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  • So far, deer and rabbits are easier for a few wolves to pull down than a healthy cow, but if the pack gets too big they may go after cattle.

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  • If you use the right colors, and brighten the walls with a few large pictures, or some mirrors, it wouldn't be so dark.

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  • If you'd like, I'll bring a few home sometime.

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  • He took a few steps and then paused, glancing back at her.

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  • Cade escorted her to town and purchased everything on the list - plus a few more items.

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  • I'll be back in a few minutes.

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  • Mary contemplated her soberly for a few moments and then spoke gently.

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  • I hired her as a housekeeper a few months ago.

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  • Giving him a few minutes to traverse the drive, she got up and went into the kitchen.

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  • I'll come down in a few minutes.

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  • Maybe he would like a few evenings to himself and she was always underfoot.

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  • Over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia made a few visits to town, once taking in a movie before she returned.

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  • He returned to the kitchen after a few minutes in dry clothes, his hair freshly combed.

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  • He shrugged nonchalantly, but his gaze rested on her thoughtfully for a few moments before he finished his meal.

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  • In a few more weeks she could make a routine visit to the doctor.

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  • He glanced at her sharply and regarded her thoughtfully for a few moments.

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  • No, but there's nothing odd about a Tom cat wandering off for a few days.

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  • People should get married because they want to spend the rest of their lives together, not because they've already shared a few nights.

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  • If it's that important to you, I guess we could try a few guests.

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  • Mary was silent again for a few moments and when she spoke it was in a controlled voice.

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  • They rode in silence for a few minutes and finally he looked up.

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  • I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.

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  • They were both silent for a few moments, remembering that emotion packed morning - and another one.

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  • If you wanted to marry me, why did you tell me you only wanted to spend a few nights with me?

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  • You said marriage was for people who wanted to spend a lifetime together, not a few nights.

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  • If you'll think back, my message was that spending a few nights together wasn't a good reason to get married.

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  • Barely visible a half mile or more across the water were a few other camps.

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  • Howie lived with them for a few months but they eased him into an apartment nearby.

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  • What vocational opportunities are available for an almost-priest who's been out of this world for a few years?

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  • I took it all in for a few moments and it petrified me!

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  • We never travelled much except to come up here to New Hampshire a few times.

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  • I came down here and napped on the sofa for a few hours.

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  • It was like walking in water and I almost lost my balance but after a few steps, I could control my motion pretty well.

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  • He was staying in less splendid quarters a few blocks away.

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  • He tried to speak but it took a few moments before the words were understandable.

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  • It seemed to me we were all on edge, especially Howie who, aside from a smile and a few words, stayed out of our limited conversations.

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  • Howie was to remain in Massachusetts, at least for a few more days, working with Quinn and Martha.

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  • Remember, he only has a few minutes in his dream.

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  • It took him only a few minutes in between each pronouncement to locate us.

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  • The street he was on looked as it had on the television he said, but the houses were absent numbers so it took him a few moments to locate the correct place.

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  • As soon as the mother entered the house, he pocketed the phone, scaled the fence at a low corner, crossed to the surprised boy in a few steps, and placed a rag over his face.

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  • It came from Boston, a few hundred miles away; sort of like the tip you just made.

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  • You're a private citizen in a few days.

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  • We splurged for a motel room in Peabody, a few miles from the LeBlanc's home.

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  • I asked after a few deep breaths.

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  • I've spoken with Cooms, a few times.

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  • One person has the so called ability, with support from a few others.

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  • I've staffed it with an ex San Francisco detective and a few other retired experts.

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  • Maybe. But Youngblood was missing quite a few days.

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  • Perhaps I should shed a few pounds.

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  • We yacked the usual inanities for a few minutes until Howie excused himself to use the bathroom.

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  • There are a few older cases that bear similarities to these kidnapping- murders.

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  • Only a few flying saucer advocates spoke from the fringes with a positive slant.

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  • The tip covers only a few minutes, like she has to leave quickly, even though there must be more to be learned if she stayed.

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  • Brenda was given a few days off and the dust settled.

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  • Ask a few questions; I'll see if there are any I can answer.

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  • Maybe not on your own for a few years but you'd be welcomed to help with her while I do my house work.

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  • I considered telling her the tipster was ill and out of service for a few days but common sense dictated that doing so might encourage someone to commit a crime in the tipster's absence.

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  • I'm not that person but I'm close enough to know a few things about her.

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  • I couldn't block out of my mind, my wife's statement a few days ago; think of all the children who he could be saving.

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  • In a few moments I heard a gruff male voice ask, "Is this the swami?"

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  • He then left for Boston and a flight that would arrive a few hours after Julie's.

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  • You were singing a different song a few hours ago?

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  • It won't be long now; just a few more details to check.

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  • I figured these abductions mirror some old case, and then there's a time break of a few years, like he was away.

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  • While Martha was on the phone trying to get our air conditioning system checked, I had a few moments alone with my wife.

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  • Can you spare a few days get together?

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  • Brennan took a few moments to reply.

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  • I cleaned up a few paper details and left the office for home, driving around town the long way, just to clear my head.

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  • School, which will begin tomorrow, is only a few days from summer recess.

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  • Whenever we needed a few moments alone, a dog walk was suggested and eagerly accepted.

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  • No; just trying to understand a few things.

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  • Later. Now, just help me out and answer a few questions.

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  • And busted a few ribs.

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  • I passed out for a few minutes, I guess, and then I thought I was alone so I started crawling toward the door.

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  • Now, I got a few more questions.

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  • Well, your pal leaves for a few days and turns off the power.

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  • I should be leaving for the police station in a few minutes.

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  • It might make me a few minutes late meeting with Jackson but all the more time for Brennan to speak with him first.

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  • The two spoke for only a few minutes, in the privacy of the kitchen.

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  • Finally, she was able to inject a few words.

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  • He even offered to mind Bumpus for a few days after I requested a recommendation for a kennel.

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  • This one guy, I was his cell mate for a few months about the middle of my stretch; he was plain different.

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  • He pretended he needed time to make a few more phone calls but I could see he was disappointed by the delay.

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  • Pual followed a few steps behind.

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  • I just have a few questions...

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  • The trio was out of camera range a few steps later.

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  • Only Quinn's notes, a few articles of discarded clothing and the recorder remained.

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  • Fingers and thumbs were struck constantly and after a few hours I was the first to fall.

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  • In a few months, she will be joined by a sibling.

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  • Sitting, she gave up on the jammed seatbelt after a few useless tugs.

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  • In all their years together, they'd never been out of communication more than a few days.

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  • He'd messed around with Jenn only a few hours earlier and already felt the need to unwind again.

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  • The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.

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  • He leaned against the wall a few feet from her, arms crossed and cold blue eyes on her.

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  • In a few days, even the scars would heal.

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  • I've been studying culinary arts for a few years and recently decided to branch out on my own.

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  • His gaze lingered before he strode towards his bedroom, determined to get a few hours of sleep.

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  • But there will be a few thousand bad guys within a stone's throw of us …" "Pull in everything we can from the east coast sectors," Dusty said.

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  • Have Jenn twist a few arms for details and to validate the intercepts.

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  • We need to dust off a few ops plans for this weekend.

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  • In a few days, he'd be dead, and food wouldn't matter.

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  • I spoke to a few people.

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  • He returned after a few minutes and sat across from her.

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  • Jenn returned after a few minutes, her gaze softening.

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  • After a few solid hours of sleep, his sense of center was back, his mind clear.

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  • He messed with it for a few minutes then reassembled it and placed it on the table.

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  • Dusty didn't know if a few months of Darian having his own mind back were enough to erase thousands of years under the control of another.

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  • You need to learn a few more things on your own.

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  • She was supposed to meet him in a few hours.

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  • Jonny turned and walked away, disappearing after a few steps.

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  • See you in a few.

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  • Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of our father's death, and we made a pact a few months ago to go there every year at the same time.

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  • I leave for a few days and you blow up Florida.

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  • She's discovered quite a few annoying little powers of her own while you were gone.

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  • Jule's opponent was standing in her headlights, staring at her, while Jule's body rolled to a stop a few feet away.

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  • Jule had moved and collapsed in a heap a few feet away.

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  • He accepted the bowl of soup and sipped in silence for a few minutes.

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  • That type of heartache is rough, but I came to peace with it and was pretty happy with my expulsion, until a few days ago.

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  • He'd gone away for a few months and returned to an entirely new world.

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  • The two spoke for a few moments before Xander bowed his head and walked away.

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  • I'd known him for a few years, even if it was only in passing.

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  • This was only a few days ago, when we all lost our magic.

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  • My kind always thought there was a way to reopen that gateway, and a few days ago, the gateway ruptured.

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  • Being surrounded by vamps all day and night made her crazy with the need to kill a few.

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  • She punched slowly a few times until she was certain she'd corrected her punch.

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  • Somewhere a few blocks away, an ambulance wailed.

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  • His phone rang, and he answered, expecting the woman to return his call with a few dozen apologies.

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  • Han, I'm going away for a few to the Northern Virginia Sector.

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  • He returned a few minutes later and rustled her blanket, setting a cup beside her.

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  • I'm out of ideas for dealing with my traitor issue, unless Dusty can send a few spies my way.

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  • They'd had a falling out a few hundred years before and hadn't spoken since.

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  • You'd think after oh, a few thousand years, you'd remember, Jule.

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  • I passed that mark a few hundred thousand years ago.

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  • Impressive. Haven't seen one in a few thousand years.

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  • To her relief, she still had a few hours to sneak out and make it to the airport.

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  • Jilian and a few other vamps were down the hall and turned as the stone wall caved.

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  • What had started as a stream of blood had slowed to a few remaining drops.

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  • There appeared to be no such thing as a do-it-yourself manual for seeing the future, but the books had a few good—if bizarre—anecdotal stories that gave her ideas.

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  • As he spoke, memories streamed through his mind, memories of the universe before the Schism and afterwards, when he and a few others were cast alone onto earth.

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  • Dustin assessed her in silence for a few seconds, and she had the feeling his sharp gaze missed nothing.

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  • We had three in the last class, more than we've seen in a few hundred years.

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  • They entered a large neighborhood and drove the same few blocks a few times before stopping in front of a large adobe hacienda walled off from its neighbors.

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  • Linda texted back and forth with her husband for a few minutes.

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  • Damian gritted his teeth, remembering how tempted he'd been by the same ruse a few nights before.

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  • I have a few places picked out already.

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  • He'd approved all their purchases and talked them out of a few bad ones during the morning.

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  • In a few minutes, they were strolling through the mall once more.

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  • Han had laid out a few maps on the table near his desk.

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  • Two freed her a few hours later and let her walk around the room.

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  • Alarms sounded a few moments before the doors exploded off their hinges.

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  • Pierre mumbled a few curses.

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  • She went to him, ducking out of the paths of a few Guardians.

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  • The sound of bodies hitting the stone floor behind her preceded Darkyn grabbing her by a few seconds.

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  • If she could only think straight for a few seconds!

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  • She had to make it only a few more days.

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  • The last time I did it, I robbed him of a few prisoners he didn't want to lose.

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  • I, uh, made a deal with Darkyn a few days ago for him to remove my brain tumor.

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  • He stood a few meters away, hands clasped behind his back.

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  • As if sensing she'd noticed, he straightened and moved away, breaking contact to stand a few feet away.

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  • She'd packed her favorite clothes to take with her to Wynn's a few days before she ended up in Hell.

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  • She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.

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  • Deidre made it to the library a few minutes later.

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  • There are a few creatures I've collected over the years that interest me.

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  • He grabbed Selyn and hauled her a few feet away.

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  • The sixty days came and went but Janet never returned, leaving jail, a few more bad checks, and Colorado for parts unknown.

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  • Sprinkled in the assortment of oldies were a few exceptions—two couples both named Dawkins, and Pumpkin Green, a young man taking a break from his cross country hike to California in support of the homeless, or so he claimed.

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  • There were a few turns—three at least.

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  • But the brief exercise failed to dispel the glumness for more than a few moments.

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  • She was silent for a few moments and he thought the conversation was over.

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  • The sheriff's office was located only a few blocks east of Bird Song, behind the County Court House, where Fred O'Connor would report for jury duty the following Tuesday.

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  • Whatever the old man said, it elevated Cynthia's mood a few notches on the normalcy meter.

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  • He quickly agreed and the two strolled, for the first time since Christmas, to St. Daniel's Catholic Church, a few blocks away.

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  • There was only a few of them, see.

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  • Ridgway, a few more miles away from the backdrop of mountains, provided a spectacular view.

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  • The mine sits on a few hundred acres old man Dawkins owned.

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  • The land went to his wife but then she died a few years later.

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  • Cynthia, trailing a few steps behind, bumped into him as they stopped and stared at the gaping opening.

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  • Grabbing a camera, he hopped out into the fury of the storm, "for a few quick lightning shots."

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  • After receiving their thanks, he took off at a jog, anxious, he said, to catch a few more post-storm shots as the sun emerged.

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  • Another woman, a very tall blond, stood a few paces back, a smile on her face, watching the old man.

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  • While Cynthia took her shower, Dean made a few phone calls, asking for Ms. Dawkins, but after a dozen tries, he came up empty.

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  • Dean reached in his pocket as he was undressing for bed a few hours later.

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  • We've got a few thousand kids in real danger of immediate, physical harm.

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  • With the DNA you could tell whose finger it was, if you happened to have the rest of the guy's body or a few squirts of his liquids.

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  • If they were unsecured for a few days anyone could have pinched them.

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  • It would get you a few votes for sheriff, I bet.

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  • Driving was out of the question as the mid-morning parade, scheduled to begin in a few minutes, was forming on Main Street, which was now closed to traffic.

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  • One of the fire trucks, a few positions ahead of Dean, periodically let go with a squirt to the screech and scream of the victims.

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  • They crossed Canyon Creek and the site of an avalanche a few years earlier, now evidenced by the rubble of broken, twisted trees and displaced earth.

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  • They waited, and after a few seconds there was the distinct sound of movement above them.

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  • They'd traveled several hundred yards when Dean saw it, nearly covered by brush and invisible from all but a few feet away.

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  • The slope dropped at a precarious angle, impossible to maneuver unsecured, only a few degrees from the perpendicular.

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  • She hugged him again but after a few moments he pulled back.

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  • After a few words of greeting, each candidate was directed to stand on either side of the raised platform.

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  • Speeding on our highways— Mr. Dean knows about that first-hand—my competent deputy arrested him for doing just that a few days ago.

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  • She limped a few steps forward.

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  • Time was when this area's families spent their lives here, from birth to death with the soil providing their sustenance and the earth the riches, at least for a few.

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  • Back on the pavement, Dean pedaled past Tom, a well-known wild turkey who'd in past months adopted a location on the highway from which he never seemed to stray more than a few hundred yards.

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  • He pulled at Fitzgerald's arm and tugged him a few feet away.

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  • The Dexter Creek Road departed from the highway a few miles north of town and climbed sharply up the eastern escarpment of the valley.

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  • The gravel road led past a small subdivision, then a few individual houses and small but beautiful Lake Lenoir, before climbing into the open and leading to a beautiful panorama of the Uncompahgre Valley and the snow-capped mountains to the west.

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  • By the time Dean strolled by a few moments later, red-faced Fitzgerald was getting an ear full from a half dozen tourists and an elderly local, known for his unwavering opinions and surly disposition.

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  • I gave them a few dollars for the land they've been fighting over.

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  • She flipped a few strands of her blond hair back in place.

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  • You could probably fix a date within a few years at least.

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  • I just took a few gut punches, that's all.

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  • Bird Song switched a few guest, baked a few goodies, cleaned a few toilets and made a few beds, all with a been-there, done-that regularity.

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  • Dean's feelings were mixed about Pumpkin's visit but on the plus side, there were a few more bucks in Bird Song's bank account.

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  • Fitzgerald still had not reported to Denver but it was now thought he'd taken a few days of leave to sort things out.

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  • Finally things calmed down enough to give Dean and his wife a few minutes of free time.

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  • They were quiet for a few moments.

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  • There was a lot about some guy from here who turned up missing fishing over on the Gunnison River, but they just stopped mentioning it after a few weeks.

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  • Dean took a deep breath and crept a few tentative steps into the darkness.

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  • Aunt Helen died a few years later.

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  • While he grumbled for a few days, he was far too busy as Dean's election chairman.

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  • She was saying a few pushy things I took exception to, and then she grabbed my arm for emphasis.

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  • Seeing the bet, he decided he wanted to stick around long enough to observe a few more events in the women's futures.

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  • Wynn entered and stopped a few steps into the room, not expecting what was before him.

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  • There were a few people in the store.

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  • She hadn't heard the demon drop from the top of the building to land a few feet behind her.

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  • In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.

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  • Amused, he dropped the sweater into the bag, grabbed a few more and a pair jeans.

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  • I was going to die in a few days.

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  • He did a few days ago.

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  • It'll take a few seconds only.

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  • She stopped and gazed around, spotting a small dirt trail a few feet away.

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  • Maybe Darkyn is still pissed at me for breaking into Hell to rescue our friends a few months ago.

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  • She watched it for a few seconds, entranced by the movement.

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  • Gabriel could move forward, try to win over the woman who seemed much more interested in him than she had a few days ago, before her deal with the Dark One.

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  • She was a few feet into the lake, coughing and sputtering.

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  • The events he spoke of occurred just a few months before, when Darkyn was attacking the Immortals and before Rhyn took over the Council That Was Seven.

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  • Until you took my soul a few months ago, I was there because I loved you and for no other reason.

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  • The human lived here for a few years with a boyfriend that one of Darkyn's demons killed.

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  • He took her arm with one of the hands that had explored every part of her body – or the body he thought was hers - not even a few hours before.

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  • His eyes went back to the girl who had been human just a few days ago.

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  • He was nothing like the deities who didn't mind sacrificing a few humans to get what they wanted.

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  • He released her, and she gave another curtsy then took a few steps back.

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  • Josh's sister had made a few comments to indicate that she thought Josh might have ended his life purposely because he still loved Carmen.

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  • If you're not going to be around more than a few hours, it couldn't be that important to you.

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  • Destiny had finally reached the point that she would tolerate being held by Lori, but after a few minutes she was ready to get down or go to Alex, Carmen or Jonathan.

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  • Carmen lay still for a few minutes, soaking up the body heat from Alex.

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  • I'll get Bill and a few guys.

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  • For a few moments they stood that way.

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  • They stood that way, inches apart, for a few moments.

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  • She had removed the sides of the shelter a few weeks ago for the summer so they would have fresh air and a breeze as well.

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  • Carmen had removed the nest box only a few days ago.

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  • Most mares foal at night, but I think it may happen within a few hours.

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  • Alex grabbed Carmen's waist and pulled her back a few steps.

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  • That might happen a few times.

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  • Carmen studied the foal for a few minutes.

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  • I saw him a few times.

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  • Not more than a few minutes could have elapsed, and yet there he lay – possibly dying.

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  • I know it's a bad time, but could I get you to answer a few questions?

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  • We'll be taking him to ICU in a few minutes and it will be awhile before we know anything.

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