A-little Sentence Examples

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  • I just want to sit here a little while.

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  • Let's try a little of this.

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  • I just turned my ankle a little.

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  • Just give him a little time.

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  • I suppose they're both a little artificial.

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  • Maybe they were both a little wrong... and a little right.

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  • Feeling a little better?

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  • You're going a little fast.

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  • You always look neat and clean - even if you are a little out of style.

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  • Maybe a little noise would frighten the animal away.

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  • I'll be fine after we rest for a little bit.

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  • I actually felt a little sorry for her.

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  • Maybe a little time to yourself is a good idea.

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  • But you need to pamper yourself a little.

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  • This is a little out of my league.

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  • He glanced at his mother and colored a little.

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  • Give her a little time to accept the idea.

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  • Can you hold lunch for a little bit?

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  • Every time he lashes out at you and gets his nails clipped in the process, it erases a little more of that fear.

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  • If you want to wait until I get off work, I'll try to leave a little early so we won't get back so late.

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  • It does sound a little eccentric, doesn't it?

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  • As a matter of fact, the place could use a little sprucing up.

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  • If we all treated you like one of the guys, wouldn't you be a little disappointed?

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  • In fact, why not give them a little show?

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  • She was confused and a little annoyed by a growing desire for a more serious relationship.

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  • She flattened against the rock wall as she heard the horse scramble down into the ravine a little way down from her.

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  • I hope you find this trip a little more comfortable than the last.

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  • Come on and I'll show you around a little before I turn in.

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  • I'm trying to get everything caught up so I can spend a little time with Claudette.

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  • Are you feeling a little better?

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  • Placing it in a little plate, he cut it up in small pieces.

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  • He was certainly mysterious, even a little eccentric, but... what did she know about the business?

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  • I guess the evening was a little cold?

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  • Don't you think it's a little soon?

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  • Still, don't you think we should get to know each other a little better?

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  • I've got a little ranch in Texas.

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  • Things were moving a little fast.

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  • We're close enough, and our camp sight will give us a little protection from the coming storm.

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  • Maybe she could get a little rest while they waited.

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  • With a little effort she located a canteen.

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  • She opened the door to find a little Mexican boy holding a package.

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  • He wasn't going to give in until she ate a little crow.

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  • I know, and I guess I was deliberately a little evasive because I wanted you to learn to trust me.

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  • I'm just a little stiff.

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  • Isn't it a little late to start worrying about that sort of thing?

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  • Does that mean we can't indulge in a little innocent affection now and then?

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  • Cade's tone was a little startled and a lot amused.

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  • His tone sounded a little alarmed, and she glanced up at him.

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  • He was; maybe a little upset.

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  • Martha stopped me upstairs a little later as I was coming out of my room.

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  • I guess I'd like a little input from you guys, if you don't mind.

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  • There was a little girl of about six or seven playing with a doll on the floor.

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  • I did a little arithmetic.

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  • She took the keys a little too quickly.

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  • Only a little kid could think that was real, and not a very smart little kid at that.

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  • It's a little unnerving.

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  • The boots were a little tight and his legs weren't exactly locked together, but the old exhilaration of gliding over the snow returned immediately.

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  • You need to be patient and give him a little space.

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  • Surely it wouldn't be too dangerous to walk a little way into the woods and look around.

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  • She modestly lifted her shirt a little and gently pulled the waistband down far enough to reveal the angry red bumps.

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  • You're a little sissy.

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  • Why not take a drive into Fayetteville and do a little shopping?

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  • Stay here while I look around a little.

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  • Owing to observational difficulties, the exact measure of success attained is a little difficult to gauge, but it seems fairly certain that raindrops usually carry a charge.

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  • It should then be thrown together in ridges and frequently turned, so as to be kept in an incipient state of fermentation, a little dryish friable loam being mixed with it to retain the ammonia given off by the dung.

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  • The watering-place of Royat lies a little more than a mile to the west.

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  • After not a little hesitation, Hastings consented to allow the Company's troops to be used to further the ambitious designs of his Oudh ally, in consideration of a sum of money which relieved the ever-pressing wants of the Bengal treasury.

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  • Just outside the south wall is a Roman necropolis, with massive tombs in masonry, and a Christian catacomb, and a little farther south a tomb in two stories, a mixture of Doric and Ionic architecture, belonging probably to the 2nd century B.C., though groundlessly called Dimensions in English feet.

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  • They have a kind of short kilt, stiff, made of black wool, with a band from back to front between the legs; under this they wear short linen trousers, which come a little below the knee, and black woollen leggings with boots.

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  • I'll be back in a little while, sweetheart.

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  • They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.

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  • We're running into a little turbulence from the storm.

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  • We're probably all a little hypocritical at times - and we're all sinners, so I hear.

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  • Sit down and I'll fill you in a little.

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  • Are you blaming a little boy for what his mother did?

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  • June leaped into July and Random gave birth to a little filly for Jonathan.

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  • It's a little early, but twins tend to have their own schedule.

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  • They needed to gain a little weight before they would be released from the hospital, though.

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  • Allen had been drinking at the party a little more than usual.

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  • The blue skirt and sweater were a little dressy for jail, but they'd no doubt give her some fashionable stripes to wear anyway.

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  • I'll try not to get in the way, but everyone deserves a little time to themselves.

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  • Sure. We'll be in after a little bit.

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  • You're a little spitfire, you know that?

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  • His expression sobered and the blue eyes lost a little of their warmth.

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  • Suit yourself, but personally, I think it would be good for you to get out a little.

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  • She glanced around, a little disoriented.

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  • She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain.

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  • She stayed around the house, propping her foot up whenever she sat down, and by evening it was only a little sore.

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  • She headed for her room and a little rest before supper.

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  • Where were you a little while ago?

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  • When he opened the glove box, I was sure he'd come out with a gun, but he had a little tablet instead.

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  • You just have to work at it a little at a time.

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  • She returned his scowl with a little rancor.

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  • Of course, a little make-up and the right clothes could do wonders - which was a good way to wind up straying off the path she had mapped before she left home.

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  • Of course, Brandon was a little old for mama to be fussing over him.

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  • Davis, don't you think you're a little old for her?

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  • Feeling a little hurt by his apparent disinterest, she picked up her plate and started cleaning up the camp.

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  • But aren't you a little concerned about what people will say?

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  • The adults were off someplace and we got a little drunk, I guess.

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  • Peabody was two hundred and thirty miles and we arrived at our destination a little after eleven on Friday night, after nearly six hours of steady traffic.

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  • Everyone tried a little conciliation.

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  • She's such a little beauty I can hardly wait for the sun to set.

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  • Do nothing for the time being but perhaps consider instituting a little misdirection in the future.

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  • She's such a little fraidy cat but I shan't be able to keep her much longer.

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  • Once inside, he found the child sleeping alone in her room; a little princess, he called her.

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  • We deserve a little privacy, especially Howie; he's under the most pressure.

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  • I enjoyed it last September until I became bored; I even had a little friend, as I recall.

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  • It's a shame I don't have a little princess to lay to rest along its pristine shore.

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  • I surely deserve the comfort of a little friend to sooth my troubled mind.

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  • I almost plucked a little beauty from a nearby tent the other night as her parents partied with other campers several yards away.

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  • It's all a little scary but I helped by getting Howie to go to sleep.

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  • I'll do a little prowling around to sort out the players before I strike.

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  • She doesn't have to speak; just give you a little security.

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  • Their house was lonely, and a little scary without them.

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  • I answered with all the right words though I was not just a little annoyed.

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  • I think you and I need to have a little sit-down.

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  • For everything... for how I handled the police-guy, for making Julie stay just a little bit longer, for chasing off Martha and Quinn...

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  • Maybe he's grown up and changed; God knows I have but back in the day, he was a little piss head, always getting in fights, picking on little kids.

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  • I'm a little tired of making other people's decisions for them.

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  • Still feel a little tired.

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  • You could try a little more not to scare me so much.

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  • He's a little confused.

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  • We're gonna have a little talk, then we'll see who gets to kill who.

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  • She walked the length of the wing and felt the feeling fade a little.

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  • She tightened her grip around him, and he was amused to think of himself as any sort of comfort to anyone, let alone a little human like her.

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  • The images in her mind were of a little boy dying in the street, of Jake's death, of the deaths of many others.

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  • This might hurt a little.

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  • Can I have a little fun first?

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  • Can I have a little time?

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  • It gave her a little bit of peace, knowing she wasn't solely at the mercy of the outlaw.

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  • She was almost angry enough with Wynn to wish he'd stayed here just a little longer.

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  • You're going to have a little grandchild, that's what you'll have.

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  • If he could hit a little white ball, he'd be a legend in the 'hood!

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  • Once we have a sheriff's salary coming in, maybe we can add a little to their budget—until they get settled.

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  • I'm a little busy with real law enforcement.

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  • Boys, we're getting a little loud here.

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  • We're putting a lot of trust in what a little ten-year-old girl said, aren't we?

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  • I guess I'm even a little bit excited by the challenge.

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  • She let out a little gasp and clutched her husband's hand.

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  • The auction crowd could wait a little longer for his chauffeuring gig.

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  • The other four trunks displayed like goods—a moth-eaten gorilla suit, two bloody collections of dresses, and an outfit Dean supposed Frankenstein wore when he went out for a little nightlife.

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  • He asked, just to toss a little more chum in the water, "What happened to your mother?"

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  • It's a little sordid and not undeserved, but I must say, it's plausible.

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  • She reached over, extending her hand to Cynthia, a wide smile on her face and a little kid look that said she was absolutely thrilled at the prospect of the upcoming trip.

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  • Yeah, well, I suppose it's a little tough in the winter.

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  • All we were trying to do is respond to a little girl's wishes and find out the identity of the skeleton she found.

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  • You're a little light on free time yourself.

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  • There was polite applause, a little less then followed Fitzgerald's words, or so thought Dean.

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  • I might need a little of that as well, but mostly I'm trying to track down a guy named Josh who worked in mining in Ouray back in the 1960's.

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  • Dean was happy at a little time away from Bird Song.

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  • How could you let a little girl be alone with a convicted criminal long enough to be kidnapped?

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  • I had my fun kicking a little butt with the boys, but enough is enough—I have a business to run back home.

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  • Here. This is a little something by way of thanks.

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  • As soon as Dean said it, he realized he had been a little too hasty with his request.

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  • But the gun is a little frightening, Dean said.

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  • As someone accustomed to being in control of her world, she needed a little more time before she was ready to face him.

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  • We were both a little emotional at the time.

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  • We're going to make a little deal, the three of us.

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  • Hopefully, he can handle a little bloodlust.

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  • Alex selected a clean towel from the things he had brought to the barn and waited a little longer.

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  • When the mare began pushing again, he pulled down gently, twisting the foal a little.

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  • She'll get up in a little bit.

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  • At first she thought he might have been a visitor of the other man in the room, but the family said he had asked for Alex, and had stayed with him for a little while.

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  • They talked a little longer and then Lori left.

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  • Such a little thing, and yet it seemed so monumental.

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  • Then a little bit ago he wrote something on a little tablet and I looked at it.

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  • They visited for a little while and then Alex placed a hand over the wound.

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  • Maybe her "hard to get" act wasn't working, so she was trying something a little more direct.

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  • There was nothing wrong with Katie's figure except that she was a little over weight.

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  • Maybe he needs a little shock therapy to bring him back.

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  • And yet, if he had to do a little romancing to score, maybe he would – if he still knew how.

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  • Now that he's not, maybe I'll have to be a little more assertive.

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  • To him it was innocence – a little like every time being the first time.

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  • The idea of teasing him with her body was a little frightening, but if that was what it took...

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  • You've always been a little sweet on me, haven't you?

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  • We've known for a little over a week.

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  • That he'd grown a little more thoughtful and a little less reactive in how he handled adversity impressed Gabe.

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  • This might take me a little while.

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  • Deidre drank more of the brandy, until it stopped burning her throat, and the world grew a little less sharp around the edges.

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  • It was comfortable, like a little cave where she could hide.

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  • After all she'd been through lately, she couldn't help feeling a little wary.

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  • There was a little too much outside interference.

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  • As sweet as she is, I almost wish I'd given her something a little less lethal.

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  • He was a little resentful of the time she spent with the other boys.

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  • She hadn't intended not to return to Wynn's, but the idea of keeping him safe, too, made her feel a little less guilty about sneaking out on him.

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  • At one point, she thought he cared for her a little.

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  • The air felt a little heavier around her as he spoke, compelling her attention to him.

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  • There are strings attached to anyone raised from the dead-dead, but these are of no concern to a deity like they might be to a little human like you.

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  • He found himself lingering, wanting to feel a little less alone.

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  • She's just a little human.

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  • Assume I never knew this underworld existed before a little over a week ago.

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  • Just say yes, you'll do anything for your friend, and I'll spare him a little longer.

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  • He wished Andre had stuck around a little longer, so he could.ve asked him what to do.

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  • You.ve always been a little melodramatic, Katherine.

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  • You can say it—she turned out a little rough around the edges!

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  • Despite telling her he wouldn.t, he dropped into her thoughts to feel a little closer to her and was surprised to find she was packing to leave.

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  • One counter was still standing next to the refrigerator tucked in a corner, and he swept the broken glass from the top to create a little work space.

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  • I.ll come back in a little bit.

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  • We're going out in a little bit.

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  • Their traditions are a little different.

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  • Her thoughts went to the prisoner, and she wondered if she'd see him again if she stayed a little longer.

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  • Kiera was more than a little surprised when he raised his sword for what would have been a death blow.

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  • She'd known her friend to be a little arrogant, but this was something different.

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  • Wasn't that a little brash?

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  • Late October was a little slow.

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  • I felt such a strong urge to dress up in this, like a little girl trying to be someone she isn't—fishing in an attic trunk.

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  • I just had dinner and the service was a little slow.

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  • If the old man was going to sulk, Dean thought, might as well get it out in the open and allow him to vent a little steam.

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  • I'm getting to know my guy a little more each day.

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  • If you have a problem, just wait a little while and ask Annie yourself.

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  • Just exercise a little caution, have patience, good equipment and lots of common sense.

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  • You're on a belayed line that is passed under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder so that it can be paid out, nice and smooth, a little at a time....

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  • I think he's carrying his ministry a little too far and he's already a married man.

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  • Now that you're going to make a little money on those gold coins, added to what you took in on that Flotsam Electronics stock last June, maybe you should consider seeing the light and turning Republican.

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  • I'd love to have a little baby.

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  • If Dean had given any thought to how that statement sounded before he opened his big fat mouth, he would have practiced a little restraint and kept it shut.

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  • That ought to count for something, give us a little leeway.

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  • I thank my God that I too had you, if only for a little while.

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  • I been giving that matter a little thought too.

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  • I'm just a little up tight.

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  • Mrs. Shipton was packaged a little loosely to start with, so the white dress and her being pregnant and all just pushed her all the further.

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  • Janet, with an out-of-character burst of loquaciousness asked, Miz Dean, I got a little problem.

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  • And a little while later the police were all over the place.

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  • Maybe he wanted to dump a little do-do on your parade...pretend like you were trying to kill him.

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  • Later the same morning, Dean took advantage of the cold but clear day for a little biking.

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  • He's going to meet me later after he gets in a little ice climbing.

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  • All she was wearing was her underwear a little while later when she ran up the stairs when Edith's body was discovered.

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  • Buying fountain pen ink now-a-days is a little tricky.

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  • I just want a little more time to bask in the beauty that perhaps I'm carrying a life.

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  • Making his way to the first floor, Jackson noticed he was feeling weary from all this drama, and also a little hungry.

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  • All would be said and done within fifteen minutes then, but damn, did he not deserve a little fun after being the go-to guy for everyone today?

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  • Jackson had taken her elbow, mostly to move her along a little faster.

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  • Jackson leaned back a little and clasped his hands behind his head.

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  • Oh, I guess I am a little sleepy.

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  • Maybe I could rally for a little nightcap after all.

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  • He knew it was not, but wanted to make her squirm a little for breaking her promise.

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  • Jackson actually began to feel a little respect for the guy.

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  • Jackson felt a little disappointed that Connor left.

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  • I wouldn't mind a little massage therapy, if you know what I mean.

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  • Should I go find a little afternoon delight or kill some time here and wait for tonight?

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  • Just when they were getting a little tipsy and their inhibitions were taking a walk, but before they were slurring their words.

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  • Jackson felt a little more at ease.

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  • Jackson glared at him as Sarah said, "Jackson is having a little trouble deciding what to wear on his date."

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  • In that case, why don't you tell me a little about her?

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  • He looked down at her feet, and after noting she wore sneakers said, "You up for a little hike first?"

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  • He wanted to tell her all he felt, but knew he had pushed a little too far already today.

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  • He added a little tequila this time, and the absence of the plastic improved the taste more than he expected.

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  • Jackson had never been so happy, and at ease, and she loved Connor with all her heart, yet she was a little sad, feeling they were growing apart.

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  • He had evidently decided to hang back a little longer.

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  • Would you mind coming a little early Friday?

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  • Just a little overwhelmed I guess.

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  • Some guy, who obviously had more interest in her than the art, got a little touchy-feely.

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  • Hey, Skippy, looking a little peaked there.

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  • No, not at all, just a little crazy I think.

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  • You okay for a little bit?

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  • I'm sorry, guess I'm just a little tired.

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  • I'm afraid you'll have to be a little more specific.

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  • By the time they left for Bourbon Street, Sam was a little tipsy.

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  • Well, she wants to do a little research to see if she can find an explanation.

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  • That has me a little rattled.

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  • He opened the door and slowly approached the sofa, then sat at the end, a little away from the wolf's head.

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  • He backed up a little and arched his brow.

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  • Sarah sighed, "Could you please show a little tolerance?"

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  • They had almost finished their drinks when the pretty bartender leaned over, a little closer than necessary, displaying her ample cleavage.

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  • Jackson and Elisabeth led the newlyweds outside as Jackson explained, This is a little late.

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  • Elisabeth said, The car is more for Connor, so we decided to get you a little something of your own.

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  • She sat next to him, a little too close.

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  • Are you feeling a little better now?

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  • Sarah noticed it a little while ago.

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  • Great. A little tingly, like my senses are heightened somehow.

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  • Who'd think mighty-might would let a little thing like a boyfriend stop him.

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  • Don't you think it's a little late to back out now?

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  • See you in a little while.

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  • For a little while there I was afraid I might have to go for help.

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  • He got the car because he wanted to do a little sightseeing while he was here.

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  • Don't you think that's getting a little melodramatic?

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  • Don't issue orders to me like I'm a little boy.

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  • Maybe Alex had knocked a little sense into him.

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  • There was certainly nothing here to hold him, and a little country hick would be the last female he would consider seriously.

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  • I thought we might have a chance to talk a little.

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  • In a little while you'll be gone.

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  • Or maybe they wanted you to stay in the hospital a little longer so they could enjoy some peace and quiet while you're away.

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  • Even when I was a little girl.

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  • When had he stopped viewing her as a little sister?

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  • His voice was gentle, and yet it seemed a little pensive.

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  • I just caught a little cold, that's all.

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  • Her heart was pounding for a man who didn't think of her as anything more than a little sister.

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  • Coming from a liberated woman like you, that sounds a little strange.

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  • I've heard a few women claim they believed that, but it's a little hard to believe, in this day.

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  • And run through the fields like a little filly.

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  • That did sound a little vain.

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  • This time the car he rented was a little white 4-door car.

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  • Touching, but don't you think your concern is a little belated?

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  • Don't you think that's a little sudden?

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  • Carmen pushed the beans around on her plate a little more and wished she were anywhere but here.

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  • She stepped back, trying to take the electricity out of the air with a little humor.

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  • I have every intention of marrying Alex, and I'm ready and willing to face a little competition.

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  • What she needed was a little of that stuff she had been pitching at Josh... trust.

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  • The conversation was moving a little fast.

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  • It seems we were all a little lost.

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  • Her legs were a little wobbly, and she waited for them to steady her.

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  • His nearness was comforting, his body warmth making her feel a little less cold.

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  • Even so, she wasn't going to last long among the roughnecks in his camp if she didn't toughen up a little.

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  • It's a little different.

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  • You can ask in a little bit, after you eat.

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  • The ache of loss had faded a little over the past two weeks, but she still cried herself to sleep at night.

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  • By the time Lana caught up, he'd had been lured into one of the buildings by a little girl with a handful of uncooked rice.

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  • I'm going someplace quiet for a little while, he replied.

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  • I can't imagine killing an angel is any better than killing a little boy.

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  • Toby's heart somersaulted in his breast, and he tried hard to reach the depths of the powers that would be his when he was just a little older.

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  • Mama took it a little better.  She didn't cry.

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  • He couldn't help thinking his mama had been a little tougher when she found out about the Immortals.

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  • In truth, it might not have altered my decision, but it's a little late for holding millennia-old grudges, Kris explained.

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  • I had a little bit of make-up and was trying to decide how much to put on.

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  • I fiddled with it a little bit, dragging it back and forth.

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  • We'd have a little wine when we had something to celebrate and once in a while a beer in the summer.

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  • He rocked back in his chair and added, There was a little shindig for the marketing guy—Fletch Brunell.

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  • Their case was weak, but they had a strong feeling they had the right man and with a little work could put it together.

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  • By the way, I'm free to ride down to Norfolk on Friday if you want a little company.

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  • I remembered your mentioning the perfect attendance—how your son and husband had a little bet going but his personnel record shows he took a day off, on the fourth of March.

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  • Just imagine being a little mouse in the corner, see­ing who shows up, what they have to say about you.

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  • You got yourself a little tin badge.

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  • You go up and take a little nap.

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  • After offering condolences for Randy's father, Dean added, "It's a little early for a Saturday night, isn't it?"

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  • But I've been a little out of sorts lately.

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  • He came in a little after us, early.

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  • Your buddy is being a little coy but he's hung around the wrong people long enough to pick up some information.

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  • Things are a little hectic around here planning for the memorial service next week.

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  • I'm on a new case now, and things are a little confusing.

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  • I don't know if you noticed, but I have a little hearing prob­lem.

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  • At first he paid a few days late but I had a little talk with him and he's straight­ened out nicely.

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  • Real bikers weren't bothered by a little rain, he tried to tell himself, but the car radio spoke of a storm system moving up from the south, bringing with it high winds and torren­tial rain.

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  • She laughed aloud at his reaction, a little too loudly, quickly covering her mouth as other diners glanced her way.

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  • Cynthia Byrne needed a little time on her own before he barged back into her world.

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  • Maybe he forgot he had it on—him being a little sloshed and all.

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  • We all drink a little too much once in a while.

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  • You just fell asleep a little early.

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  • He and I are taking a little vacation trip to Maryland before he assumes his new life and disappears.

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  • Fred was being consoled by Mrs. Abernathy or some other of his lady friends so Dean spent the evening alone with the sound of a little early Nat King Cole trio, vintage forties.

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  • We still have to wait a little while and there are lots of details to iron out, but Ms. Rosewater says it looks positive.

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  • You could show a little com­passion.

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  • Occasionally a little breeze puffed in but it was more of an annoyance than a help, scattering papers and patience in a hot breath of sweat and exhaust.

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  • You can't be blamed if I keep doing a little snooping, independent like.

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  • You need an identity—papers in your name—charge accounts, a bank where you can feed in a little money at a time, a driver's license, all that stuff.

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  • I had a little seat on the back for Randy and he loved it.

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  • You're the only man besides my husband and maybe some doctors who's ever seen me naked—at least since I was a