How to use Boy in a sentence

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  • I could see a man and a boy some distance away, pitching hay into a horse drawn wagon.

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  • You are the sweetest boy in the world.

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  • The boy just turned six.

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

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  • You think the boy might not be mine?

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  • Boy must be very careful.

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  • For a moment the boy did not know what he meant by this question.

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  • The announcement went on to describe what the young boy was wearing and listed a tip line phone number to call with information.

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  • The little boy was unconscious.

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  • He took the boy on his knee, played with him, and looked round at Princess Mary.

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  • What about this boy Allen who called yesterday?

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  • He grabbed the child under his arm and after dropping the now limp boy on the other side, climbed back over.

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  • The boy was jubilant to be with a dad he loved and away from an overly strict mom.

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  • Alex is a good boy.

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  • He's book smart and business savvy, but he's still a boy in some ways.

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  • Heidi and Pretty Boy - who would have guessed?

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  • But although the Munchkin was hardly tall enough to come to Zeb's shoulder he was so strong and clever that he laid the boy three times on his back with apparent ease.

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  • One little boy chose "The Horse."

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  • He said he was the little boy in the poem, and that the girl's name was Sally, and more which I have forgotten.

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  • It was a portrait, painted in bright colors by Gerard, of the son borne to Napoleon by the daughter of the Emperor of Austria, the boy whom for some reason everyone called "The King of Rome."

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  • A very pretty curly-headed boy with a look of the Christ in the Sistine Madonna was depicted playing at stick and ball.

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  • With a softened, happy, timid look she watched the boy she loved in the arms of the man she loved.

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  • I know him when he was boy and I love him then.

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  • The photo was fuzzy and the boy was young, but the eyes - she was sure it was Bordeaux.

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  • The story related the successful return of a young boy kidnapped from his San Francisco home.

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  • While uneasy, Damian suspected Jenn was seasoned enough to handle the boy for a month.

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  • If she's so rich, why did she only book one room for herself and the boy?

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  • Cynthia described the woman and boy.

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  • The boy seemed attentive in spite of his muteness so Dean resumed sweeping up needles with his hand and continued to chatter.

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  • He looked up to see the boy standing above him, holding out a small spiral notebook.

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  • Just as Donnie was limply shaking Dean's hand, Cynthia returned, smiled at the boy, and offered her hand as well.

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  • There was a sound on the stairs and they all turned as the boy's mother paused just inside the room.

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  • There was no further sign of either Edith Shipton or the boy.

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  • But we don't even know for sure Donnie is her boy.

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  • It strikes me the boy could use a friend.

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  • The boy looked at his mother for an answer.

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  • The boy pulled away with a scowl and tapped on the newspaper puzzle, indicating he wasn't finished.

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  • The boy shook his head "no."

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  • Unless he claims to be Donnie's father or he's adopted the boy, I doubt he'd have any rights to see him either.

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  • At sixteen, while vacationing at a New Hampshire camp for girls, she had become involved with a local boy, Donald Ryland.

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  • She just shrugged her shoulders as if she could care less about his lack of vocalization and moseyed over to near where Fred and the boy were sitting, the notebook between them.

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  • What does the boy say?

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  • He's drawing up papers to have her committed and flying out here to 'save' the boy.

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  • Unless the missus gets an court order on him or a good lawyer, she's back in the nest, and so's the boy.

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  • Donnie's mother Edith still hadn't returned and the boy was beginning to look worried, glancing frequently toward the door.

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  • Do you suppose the boy really did speak?

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  • The boy complied, with a shy smile, and the group studied the notebook together.

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  • Cynthia asked the boy.

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  • I haven't seen my boy in over a year and I hardly got a chance to say more than 'hi' before she scooted him downstairs.

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  • I know I messed up, getting her pregnant and all, but I wanted to do right by her, and especially the boy.

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  • The boy, Jerry, fell in and drowned.

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  • Anyway, the boy is scared to death of Jerome, according to Edith.

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  • She called me a couple of days ago and told me she'd taken off and flown out to Colorado with the boy.

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  • But when I met her, the boy wasn't even with her and she laid this soap opera story on me about leaving Shipton and being pregnant.

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  • Don't get me wrong, I know she's hurting, but my main concern is my boy.

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  • Donnie Ryland is a very intelligent young boy, with a disability.

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  • The boy was enthralled and if Dean didn't know better, he'd have thought the two saw each other daily.

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  • They spotted Fred and the boy from the top of the slope.

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  • Dean called as he neared the boy and old man.

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  • Both he and the boy had their skis off.

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  • Some guy came up to him—not a skier, but whoever he was, it frightened the boy.

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  • Ryland didn't press him and the boy fell asleep before they had turned down the canyon toward the town of Placerville.

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  • The young boy snuggled close to his father.

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  • Donald is so good with the boy.

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  • Donald thinks the boy should be in school.

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  • Had the boy deciphered and shared the lines of this far different Annie?

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  • He's a very bright boy.

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  • The boy wouldn't say anything to Claire, would he?

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  • I hear he had a boy who drowned.

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  • The boy smiled at the suggestion, but Shipton shook his head no.

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  • I think the boy is frightened of the man.

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  • The boy was too far away for Dean to hail but Dean hurried his pace in hopes of stopping him and asking if he'd seen Cynthia.

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  • There's the boy's father, Ryland, Gladys Turnbull, Claire Quincy....

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  • Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.

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  • The boy is smart enough to see what Shipton was doing to his mother and he's the most logical one to have taken the knife in the first place.

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  • I saw the boy with his father earlier.

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  • You look like the poor little match boy.

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  • The young boy would be the only person Dean could think of who Cynthia would care enough to at least consider protecting.

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  • I know he's the boy's father.

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  • He can kill himself if he's fool enough to want to but the boy has no business up there.

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  • He's a nice little boy, a bit immature, but very intelligent.

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  • Dean couldn't hear what she said, but the boy gave her a hug and gestured to Martha who had hurried ahead to where Dean remained standing on the porch.

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  • He's someone who will take care of the boy, maybe better than she can.

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  • He's just a boy.

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  • Lord knows what he did to Donnie over the years to cause the boy to despise him so.

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  • Just be a good boy and you'll get there.

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  • The young boy scampered back to Ryland's side, still smiling.

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  • Franny just shrugged, as if she didn't want to say anything in front of the boy.

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  • The boy took his small note pad from his back pocket and carefully wrote, "What happened to Annie?"

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  • Dean asked the boy.

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  • Again, the boy shook his head no.

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  • The boy is smitten.

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  • I always figured dad might have murdered his son and frightened the boy into silence.

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  • But given the pair of parents the boy was forced to live with, it's a wonder he's as well adjusted as he is.

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  • I mean people, my boy, people.

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  • This one had that old money, all-American boy swagger that begged for something cute.

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  • Hell yeah, that boy almost punched me for you.

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  • The last came from a boy in front.

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  • She had somehow found the most attractive features in the boy.

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  • I think you will be the first to die, pretty boy.

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  • I've got enough to do on this farm without looking after a pretty boy.

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  • Maybe Alex was no pretty boy, but he was certainly accustomed to more lavish surroundings.

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

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  • You've got to get up, boy.

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  • The boy froze then bolted.

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  • If another boy gave her so much as a second look, he had words with him.

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  • Their only boy came along unexpectedly nine years later.

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  • And I forbid you from killing Toby!  He's annoying and mouthy, but he's just a boy.  Or an angel or something.

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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 backpack was there along with his pink coat.  Rhyn straightened, angry at himself for not hearing the boy leave.  A flash of purple caught his eye through the trees, and he loped through the forest.

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  • They looked much younger, so it must have been taken years ago and some pictures of a boy and a girl.

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  • Boy, have you been bitchy lately.

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  • The game finished but Dean ignored an impulse to introduce himself and chat with the boy.

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  • I could never be sure the old boy wouldn't have a change of heart some night and blow me away just to prove his masculinity, or send some of his Philadelphia clients around to work me over.

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  • Dean introduced himself to the tall, good-looking boy who shook his hand firmly.

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  • The boy shuffled his feet, looking down at the ground.

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  • As Dean began to search the cards, a teenaged boy entered with a girl no more than 16 or 17 hanging on his arm.

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  • The boy asked for a room and paid for it in cash, getting the last two dollars from the girl.

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  • The prin­cipal located the boy, who willingly answered Dean's questions once he learned his own activities were of no interest to the police.

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  • The boy stopped to think.

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  • Dean hadn't been around this many trees since he was a Boy Scout.

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  • The only exception to the lonely customers was a young fam­ily of four, husband, wife, girl about nine and boy about six.

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  • At one point, the girl dropped her napkin and the boy reached beneath the table, picked it up, and replaced it daintily on her lap.

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  • The boy discovered something on the menu to his liking and enthusiastically pointed it out to his father.

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  • There's not a chance in a mil­lion your boy was 50 miles from the drop so don't give Baratto any excuse to clam up on me.

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  • Do I detect you're not 100 percent sure the old boy drowned?

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  • The Ice Lady, Linda Segal, was going full bore at the Sentinel, trying to convince her reading public that the poor lad might have been saved had the local police properly conducted the search for the missing boy in a timely fashion.

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  • I hope they make you a stable boy in a pig farm in Iowa and you spend the rest of your life knee-deep in what pigs do best.

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  • Our boy was 'James Rogers from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.'

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  • Get a good night's sleep tonight, boy.

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  • The concerned look on Randy Byrne's face told Dean that Cynthia's action, while not of itself so unusual, was totally out of character for the boy's mother.

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  • He listened for a few moments with Dean standing by the doorway as the boy's mother talked.

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  • Although it was decades since Dean's Boy Scout days and he didn't relish the thoughts of bed­ding his exhausted body on the ground, he felt, in addition to sav­ing money, his chance of running into his quarry in a camp ground was better.

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  • In fact, he never liked Josh too well - but what man does like a boy who is going to take his little girl away?

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  • I'm sure glad you weren't a boy, though.

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  • And this little boy — would he happen to have a mother and father?

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  • Of course, if the boy was interested in horses and the ranch, maybe it would be balanced out.

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  • A few weeks with Alex could do wonders for the boy.

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  • Alex was looking forward to this visit — the boy would enjoy the opportunity.

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  • Their house guest turned out to be a sandy-haired boy named Jonathan.

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  • He glanced down at Jonathan and covered the boy's eyes.

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  • He's a sweet boy.

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  • The boy looked to be around ten with blond hair and cold, steady blue eyes.

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  • The boy's eyes flashed.

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  • The boy hesitated then left the floor where he sat and joined her sitting on the bed.

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  • She almost sighed, not sure what to tell the boy.

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  • Jenn took the boy's hand and led him out of the building into the bailey area.

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  • The boy crept closer to her, and she sought some subject to discuss that would calm him.

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  • She stopped, angry at herself for trying to protect the boy who was no longer a boy.

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  • Privately, she willed the boy away.

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  • She didn't say that she thought Damian would run circles around the boy and find a better solution.

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  • I don't have the pretty little boundaries you do, boy, Darian replied.

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  • He wasn't the conflicted boy anymore.

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  • The demon is too strong for a boy under the age of five summers.

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  • This boy is between six and ten summers, when his body is strong enough to contain the beast and yet still pure.

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  • Taran shrugged, and the boy approached, reaching out to rub his clothing between his hands.

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  • The boy murmured in wonder at the soft cloth.

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  • Taran smiled and pulled off his mantle, handing it to the boy.

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  • Pity for the boy increased as Taran studied the bruises on the youth's arms and face.

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  • Suddenly, the boy's gaze sharpened, and he pushed past him, stopping after a few steps.

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  • They reached a small group of horses, and the boy vaulted atop one, offering his hand.

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  • Taran held onto the boy, numb and terrified, as they rode long and hard, away from the beach, away from his slain father.

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  • The boy kicked and punched, unable to shake the man's grip.

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  • She recognized the messenger boy the moment he was led into the chamber.

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  • Still, he was a good looking boy – tall for his age and lean.

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  • If it were something specific, it would be one thing, but Jonathan was a good boy and he didn't want to stifle him the way Carmen's parents did her.

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  • Alfonso wasn't a bad boy, but when he and Jonathan got their heads together, they made some poor choices.

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  • Neither boy had ever been deprived of anything they actually needed.

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  • I thought maybe a boy about Jonathan's age would be nice.

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  • Think how difficult it would be for the boy to adjust with all this going on.

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  • Jonathan is a good boy.

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  • He's a good boy, but now he's going through a difficult stage.

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  • What teenage boy wanted mommy taking him around to buy clothes?

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  • A young boy stopped his bicycle in front of the store and his thongs slapped bare heals as he entered.

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  • Megan glanced around and then realized the boy was referring to her.

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  • The boy obediently headed for the door.

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  • Now don't take up with some smooth talking country boy just because you're lonely.

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  • I was like a young school boy when Denton walked in.

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  • The boy ran through the crowded marketplace, dodging merchants' carts and weaving through the patrons.

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  • No one took pity on a young man in a mask the way they did a cute little boy with dirty hands and huge, innocent eyes.

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  • It's why I'm here this evening, boy.

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  • There are more of us, boy.

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  • Life is about choices, boy, those you make and those you don't.

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  • There are two realms, boy, the human realm and ours.

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  • The boy you adopted is now an animal without restraint.

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  • She remembered the strong, thoughtful little boy whose life she decided to sacrifice for her cause.

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  • A lanky boy in his late teens stood beside the bed.

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  • I guess I did, didn't I, boy?

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  • I haven't met the boy yet.

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  • We're having a boy.

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  • He was educated privately and was so precocious a boy as to translate a Latin version of the Battle of the Frogs and Mice into French in 1796, which was published by his father in 1797.

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  • George himself as a boy of fourteen took part in the great battle of Lipan, which marks the downfall of the more advanced Taborites.

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  • She had acted in the same way with his elder brother, who had been ill a year or two previously, but on his recovery the boy continued to be educated as a Jew.

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  • When a boy he visited England, and he had an English tutor for some time in Cairo.

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  • Artisans came from a great distance to view and honour the image of the popular writer whose best efforts had been dedicated to the cause and the sufferings of the workers of the world; and literary men of all opinions gathered round the grave of one of their brethren whose writings were at once the delight of every boy and the instruction of every man who read them.

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  • As a boy he attended the Volksschule of his native village, and at the age of seventeen, having passed through the gymnasium of Kdslin, went to Berlin to study medicine.

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  • Eupator, called the Great, a boy of eleven, now succeeded his father.

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  • At twelve the boy was placed on the foundation of St Paul's School (then in St Paul's Churchyard), and in his nineteenth year he obtained an open scholarship at Balliol.

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  • The boy's mother was of Huguenot descent.

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  • The cause of his son Conrad was sustained in Lower Italy by Manfred, one of Fredericks many natural children; and, when Frede- Conrad died in 1254, Manfred still acted as vicegerent ricks for the Swabians, who were now represented by a boy SUCCCS Conradin.

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  • After Galeazzo Marias assassination, his crown passed to a boy, Gian Galeazzo, who was in due course married to a grand-daughter of Ferdinand I.

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  • He officiated at the coronation of the boy king Edward VI., and is supposed to have instituted a sinister change in the order of the ceremony, by which the right of the monarch to reign was made to appear to depend upon inheritance alone, without the concurrent consent of the people.

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  • He had come to Egypt as a boy after his father's death, and was brought up by his wealthy maternal uncle Mordecai Francis.

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  • The boy, according to the legends which soon grew round his life, was a " wonder-child," and early displayed marvellous capacity.

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  • The head of her elder brother, the boy earl marshal, had been stricken off in the cornfield under the walls of York, but her younger brother's right to his father's dukedom was allowed by parliament in 1425.

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  • He is supposed to have been a native of Tarentum, and to have been brought, while still a boy, after the capture of that town in 272, as a slave to Rome.

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  • Livius himself took part in his plays, and in order to spare his voice he introduced the custom of having the solos (cantica) sung by a boy, while he himself represented the action of the song by dumb show.

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  • His father, a fisherman, took the boy when he was ten years of age to assist him in his calling; but the lad's eagerness for knowledge was unbounded.

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  • The government was administered under this treaty, but with considerable friction, until the end of 1898, when, upon the death of Malietoa, two rival candidates for the throne again appeared, and the chief justice selected by the three powers decided against the claims of Mataafa, and in favour of a boy, Malietoa Tanu, a relative of the deceased Malietoa.

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  • When the boy grew up, he went to some funeral games at Thebes, and was recognized by the mark of a dragon on his body.

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  • Conn was twice married, Shane being the son of his first wife, a daughter of Hugh Boy O'Neill of Clanaboy.

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  • An ille gitimate daughter of Conn married the celebrated Sorley Boy MacDonnell.

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  • He fought an indecisive battle with Sorley Boy MacDonnell near Coleraine in 1564, and the following year marched from Antrim through the mountains by Clogh to the neighbourhood of Ballycastle, where he routed the MacDonnells and took Sorley Boy prisoner.

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  • Attended by a small body of gallowglasses, and taking his prisoner Sorley Boy with him, he presented himself among the MacDonnells near Cushendun, on the Antrim coast.

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  • It is interesting, as bringing out the personal element in the traditional royal seat, that an inscribed sealing belonging to the earliest period of the later palace of Cnossus bears on it the impression of two official signets with portrait heads of a man and of a boy, recalling the " associations " on the coinage of imperial Rome.

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  • The working of children under twelve years of age in any factory or manufacturing establishment is unlawful, the working of children between the ages of twelve and thirteen in such places is allowed only on condition that they be employed as apprentices and have attended school for at least four months during the preceding year; and no boy or girl under fourteen is to work in such places during night time.

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  • Moreover, the pollen, instead of consisting of separate cells or grains, consists of cells aggregated into "pollen-masses," the number varying in different genera, but very generally two, four, or eight, and in many of the genera provided at the base with a strap-shaped stalk or "caudicle" ending in a flattish gland or "viscid disk" like a boy's sucker.

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  • Captivite de la famille royale au Temple (2 vols., 1852, and many subsequent editions), containing copies Of original documents, and essential to the study of the question, although its sentimental pictures of the boy martyr can no longer be accepted.

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  • His father began to teach him Latin, but ceased on discovering the boy's greater inclination and aptitude for mathematical studies.

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  • King and queen fly, carrying the child with them, and while the wife is tending her husband, who dies of a broken heart on his flight, the infant is carried off by a friendly water-fairy, the Lady of the Lake, who brings the boy up in her mysterious kingdom.

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  • Fortunately at Arbois he came under the influence of an excellent teacher in the person of the director of the college, who must have discerned in the quiet boy the germs of greatness, as he constantly spoke to him of his future career at the Ecole normale in Paris.

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  • But he did not remain long in Paris, for, being a nervous and excitable boy, his health broke down, and he yearned for his home in Franche-Comte.

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  • The boy's talents justified the ambitious hopes which his parents entertained of his future.

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  • His constitution, weakly in childhood, strengthened with advancing years so as to allow him to get through an incredible amount of sedentary labour, while he retained to the last the fresh and cheerful temperament of a boy.

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  • It is suggested that Hylas was a harvest deity and that the ceremony gone through by the Kians was a harvest festival, at which the figure of a boy was thrown into the water, signifying the dying vegetation-spirit of the year.

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  • The duty of collecting and weighing evidence for himself was at every turn impressed upon the boy; he was taught to accept no opinion on authority.

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  • It was to prevent any falling off from this high moral standard till it should become part of his being that his father kept the boy so closely with himself.

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  • It seems unhappy only when we compare it with the normal life of a boy and decline to imagine its peculiar enjoyments and aspirations.

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  • Mill complains that his father often required more than could be expected of him, but his tasks were not so severe as to prevent him from growing up a healthy and high-spirited boy, though he was not constitutionally robust, and his pursuits were so different from those of other boys of the same age.

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  • In 170 Egypt, governed by regents for the boy Ptolemy Philometor, attempted to reconquer Palestine; Antiochus not only defeated this attempt but invaded and occupied Egypt.

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  • Nicator (first reign 145-140) was a mere boy,' and the misgovernment of his Cretan supporters led to the infant son of Alexander Balas, Antiochus Vi.

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  • As a boy he showed evidence of remarkable talents, and his father Leonidas gave him an excellent education.

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  • Already the boy had avowed his resolve to be a soldier.

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  • Seeing that the younger boy was almost entirely ignorant of French, he took him with Joseph to the college at Autun at the close of the year 1778.

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  • The boy was afterwards pensioned by the French government, and died in Haiti in 1825.

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  • From this the boy received the name of Ca Chulinn or Culann's Hound.

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  • The Feast of Holy Innocents became a regular festival of children, in which a boy, elected by his fellows of the choir school, functioned solemnly as bishop or archbishop, surrounded by the elder choir-boys as his clergy, while the canons and other clergy took the humbler seats.

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  • Young Nick's Head, the southern horn of the bay, was named from Nicholas Young, his ship's boy, who first observed it.

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  • The antithesis is not exact; we expect either "boy and mature man" or "low-born and high-born."

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  • In parliament he was a member of the "Boy Patriot" party which opposed Sir Robert Walpole.

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  • He was a boy of a refined nature, a wide reader and an eager student.

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  • As a little boy he would take his place among the pupils of the monastic school, though he would soon pass to the ranks of the teachers, and the fact that he was ordained deacon at nineteen, below the canonical age, shows that he was regarded as remarkable both for learning and goodness.

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  • While still a boy, he showed promise of rare literary gifts, and distinguished himself by his facility in the acquisition of knowledge.

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  • Compare the case of a boy who learns to ride a bicycle.

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  • The boy no doubt inherits a capacity for riding a bicycle, otherwise he could never do so.

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  • His father, a prosperous merchant in Breslau, intended Ferdinand for a business career, and sent him to the commercial school at Leipzig; but the boy got himself transferred to the university, first at Breslau, and afterwards at Berlin.

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  • As a boy, Henry drove his mother's cow to the pastures, and thus early became enamoured of certain aspects of nature and of certain delights of solitude.

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  • The rough experience of this voyage did more than endow him with renewed health; it changed him from a dreamy, sensitive boy, hereditarily disinclined to any sort of active career, into a selfreliant, energetic man, with broad interests and keen sympathies.

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  • His powers as a boy preacher became widely known, and at the close of 1853 he was "called" to New Park Street Chapel, Southwark.

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  • Young Marryat distinguished himself as a boy by frequently running away to go to sea; and at last, at the age of fourteen, he was allowed to enter the navy.

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  • The physically delicate boy was put into the ecclesiastical school of St Dizier, without any intention of a clerical career; but he decided for the priesthood, and in 1874 entered the Grand Seminaire of Chalons-sur-Marne.

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  • Stevenson when a boy used to make holiday occasionally, is a golf-course which was laid out by the Lothianburn Club.

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  • They kept their engagement when Robert died on his journey (1035), though the young duke-elect was a mere boy.

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  • In 1695 the boy Holberg was taken into the house of his uncle, Peder Lem, who sent him to the Latin school, and prepared him for the profession of a soldier; but soon after this he was adopted by his cousin Otto Munthe, and went to him up in the mountains.

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  • The war of each against all continued; no taxes could be collected; the holders of the royal domains refused to surrender them at the command of the diet; and the boy king had very often neither clothes to wear nor food to eat.

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  • On the 14th Richard II., a boy of fourteen, undertook the perilous enterprise of riding out to confer with the rebels beyond the city wall.

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  • Deprived at an early age of his mother, the care of the boy devolved upon his grandmother, the marchioness of Halifax, a lady of culture and connexion, whose house was frequented by the most distinguished Whigs of the epoch.

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  • The family appear to have always belonged to the yeoman-tradesman class; their special home was the town of Saint-Loup. Voltaire was the fifth child of his parents - twin boys (of whom one survived), a girl, Marguerite Catherine, and another boy who died young, having preceded him.

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  • On his father's transference to Berlin, as director of the mint, the boy was sent to the Joachimsthal gymnasium there; his brilliant talents, however, did not develop until later, when at the university of Konigsberg he fell under the influence of Kant.

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  • In works, however, in which most of the goods are moulded, and where less skilled labour is required, the proportion of boy labour is increased.

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  • Elsewhere he was represented as a boy with a cornu copiae.

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  • Rudolf Snellius (Snel van Roijen, 15 4 6-1613), the mathematician, a native of Oudewater, then a professor at Marburg, happening at the time to visit his early home, met the boy, saw promise in him and undertook his maintenance and education.

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  • The marquis, perceiving the boy's ability, had him well educated, and got him a place as a lawyer's clerk.

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  • On the, 6th of September 1542 he defeated the army of Almagro the Lad in the battle of Chupas near Guamanga, and the boy was beheaded at Cuzco.

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  • A successor was found for him in his nephew Benedict IX., a boy of only twelve years of age.

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  • The idea of the god of love in Roman poetry is due to the influence of Alexandrian poets and artists, in whose hands he degenerated into a mischievous boy with essentially human characteristics.

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  • Even as a boy he had intense pleasure in reading St Thomas Aquinas and the Arab commentators of Aristotle, was skilled in the subtleties of the schools, wrote verses, studied music and design, and, avoiding society, loved solitary rambles on the banks of the Po.

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  • Hamilton was the early home of William Dean Howells, whose recollections of it are to be found in his A Boy's Town; his father's anti-slavery sentiments made it necessary for him to sell his printing office, where the son had learned to set type in his teens, and to remove to Dayton.

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  • The rich pastoral scenery of this part of Lincolnshire influenced the imagination of the boy, and is plainly reflected in all his early poetry, although it has now been stated with authority that the localities of his subject-poems, which had been ingeniously identified with real brooks and granges, were wholly imaginary.

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  • After receiving some rudimentary instruction from his father, the boy was sent to the grammar school of his native town.

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  • After some tuition at the vicarage of Seaforth, a watering-place near Liverpool, the boy went to Eton in 1821.

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  • But the boy proving too sensitive for the life of a public day school, was sent to Bristol to the private academy of Dr Lant Carpenter, under whom he studied for two years.

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  • The law presently interdicted these female comedians (onna-kabuki) in the interests of public morality, and they were succeeded by boy comedians (wakashu-kabuki) who simulated womens ways and were vetoed in their turn, giving place to yaro-kabuki (comedians with queues).

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  • Some of the eagles feathers, blown to his side, suggest the death of the bird; at his feet lies the corpse of the little boy, and the horror, grief and anger that such a tragedy would inspire are depicted with striking realism in the farmers face.

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  • When quite a boy he checked his own tendency to fits of passion on learning that his father trusted him to cure his defects.

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  • The boy came back to Eton a precocious rake.

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  • When his elder brother had a son, and his prospects were injured, he said that the boy was a second Messiah, who had appeared for the destruction of the Jews.

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  • He was a descendant of one of the founders of the New Haven colony, worked as a boy in an uncle's blacksmith shop and on his farm, and in 1797 graduated from Yale, having studied theology under Timothy Dwight.

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  • According to Sostratus, author of an elegiac poem called Teiresias, he was originally a girl, but had been changed into a boy by Apollo at the age of seven; after undergoing several more transformations from one sex to the other, she (for the final sex was feminine) was turned into a mouse and her lover Arachnus into a weasel (Eustathius on Odyssey, p. 1665).

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  • The boy was of an easy-going and pleasure-loving disposition, averse from sustained effort of any kind, and sensual by nature.

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  • During the three years he spent at Thebes the boy no doubt observed and learnt much.

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  • As a boy his health was delicate, so that it was thought best for him to spend much of his time at his grandfather Hall's home in Medford rather than in the city.

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  • Locke, who in his capacity of medical attendant to the Ashley household had already assisted in bringing the boy into the world, though not his instructor, was entrusted with the superintendence of his education.

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  • The Yorkists had many adherents in Ireland, and thither Lambert Simnel was taken by Symonds early in 1487; and, gaining the support of the earl of Kildare, the archbishop of Dublin, the lord chancellor and a powerful following, who were, or pretended to be, convinced that the boy was the earl of Warwick escaped from the Tower, Simnel was crowned as King Edward VI.

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  • The new king of Scots, David, who was his brother-in-law, was a mere boy, and the Scottish barons, exiled for their support of Robert Bruce, took advantage of the weakness of his rule to invade Scotland in 1332.

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  • As a boy he was educated for a commercial career, but in 1738 he removed to America for the purpose of managing a tract of land in the Mohawk Valley, New York, belonging to his uncle, Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752).

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  • But the boy was sent to Blundell's School, Tiverton, and soon exhibited abilities which marked him out for a different career.

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  • His father's means were narrow, and the boy knew that he must win his own way in life.

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  • Her husband, Peter of Courtenay, was third emperor of Romania, and had been followed by his son Robert, on whose death in 1228 the succession passed to Baldwin, a boy of eleven years old.

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  • The trend of his letters was to impress on the boy a profound sense of the high destinies to which he was born, the necessity for keeping his nobles apart from all share in the conduct of the internal government of his kingdom, and the wisdom of distrusting counsellors, who would be sure to wish to influence him for their own ends.

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  • At Wilmington is the Ferris industrial school for boys, a private reformatory institution to which New Castle county gives $146 for each boy; and the Delaware industrial school for girls, also at Wilmington, receives financial support from both county and state.

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  • Nevertheless the suspicion with which he was regarded was not altogether quieted when Richard came to the throne, a boy in the eleventh year of his age.

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  • He went to school at Ayton and Oldcambus, Berwickshire, and was then for three years a herd boy, but kept up his education.

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  • In 1860 Mr Hussey reported (Zool., p. 7144) the average annual captures near Worthing to exceed 11,000 dozens - nearly all being cockbirds; and a witness before a committee of the House of Commons in 1873 stated that, when a boy, he could take forty 1 The more common German name, however, is Distelfink (ThistleFinch) or Stieglitz.

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  • At a very early age the boy showed remarkable mental vigour and moral independence.

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  • From Xenophon's Memorabilia he learned when a boy the Socratic method of argument.

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  • When the boy was about eleven years old he paid a short visit to Lisbon where his uncle David had settled as a wine merchant.

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  • According to his own statement (prologue to book iii.), not perhaps to be taken too literally, he was born on the Pierian Mountain, but he seems to have been brought at an early age to Italy, for he mentions that he read a verse of Ennius as a boy at school.

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  • Imad-ul-Mulk was by birth a Kanarese Hindu, but had been captured as a boy in one of the expeditions against Vijayanagar and reared as a Mussulman.

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  • His father was killed in a duel, when the boy was but nine years old.

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  • He was a precocious boy, learning Latin at three, reading Greek at four, and writing sermons at seven.

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  • After some two years there the boy took up his abode in the Dominican monastery.

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  • The boy was afterwards entrusted to the care of Chiron, who, to give him the strength necessary for war, fed him with the entrails of lions and the marrow of bears and wild boars.

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  • The most noteworthy pieces are a crater richly ornamented with arabesques and figures of children, a platter with a representation of Minerva, another with one of the boy Hercules and another with one of Cybele.

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  • At the age of twelve Hood entered the navy, and whilst still a boy saw active service on the north coast of Spain, and afterwards on the coast of Syria.

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  • In a city of the first or second class every boy between fourteen and sixteen years of age who has an employment certificate, but has not completed the course of study prescribed for the elementary public schools or the equivalent, must attend an evening school not less than six hours each week for a period of not less than sixteen weeks each year, or a trade school not less than eight hours a week for sixteen weeks a year.

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  • It has been usual to represent him as a mere boy at this time, but of late years various considerations have been pointed out which make it more likely that he was a young_ man.

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  • When the boy was only twelve his father died, and thereafter he had to get his education as best he could.

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  • The elector's son and successor, Frederick Christian, survived his father only two months, dying also in 1763, leaving a son, Frederick Augustus III., a boy of thirteen.

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  • Of her two sons by the king, the elder was created Baron Hedington and earl of Burford and subsequently duke of St Albans; the younger, James, Lord Beauclerk, died in 1680, while still a boy.

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  • When the worn-out old Emperor was succeeded by an immature boy, the serious, positive and somewhat " schoolmasterish " Kdrber did not strike the right note with him.

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  • When the boy was ten years old his father got entangled in a dispute with a fellow-citizen, and being condemned to a short term of imprisonment abandoned Geneva and took refuge at Lyons.

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  • He was a delicate boy, but when the war of 1870 broke out his mother sent him to the army, to win popularity for him, and the government journals vaunted his bravery.

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  • As a boy he showed much talent, which was carefully trained under his father's eye.

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  • He was a studious and precocious boy, more interested in religious matters, history and foreign politics than in boyish things.

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  • Thus encouraged, he took out a patent for his process, and leaving the College of Chemistry, a boy of eighteen, he proceeded, with the aid of his father and brother, to erect works at Greenford Green, near Harrow, for the manufacture of the newly discovered colouring matter, and by the end of 1857 the works were in operation.

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  • His father was a sea captain, and the boy was early skilled in seamanship and navigation.

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  • The boy is brought up as his own by Roald, or Rual, seneschal of the kingdom, who has him carefully trained in all chivalric and courtly arts.

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  • Attracted by his gifts, pirates from the North Sea kidnap the boy, but terrified by the storms which subsequently beset them, put him ashore on the coast of Cornwall, whence he finds his way to the court of his uncle King Mark.

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  • His father died in 1841, and young Dwight, a mischievous independent boy, got a scanty schooling.

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  • Here in the night Mrs Dustin, assisted by her nurse and by a captive English boy, tomahawked and scalped ten Indians (two men, the others children and women) and escaped down the river to Haverhill; a monument to her stands in City Hall Park.

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  • He refused to leave his "too indulgent" grandmother for Eton, and when on her husband's death she married again, the boy went with her to Southover, where he attended the free school of the place.

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  • After the birth of a child, the tonalpouhqui or;sun-calculator drew its horoscope from the signs it was born under, and fixed the time for its solemn lustration or baptism, performed by the nurse with appropriate prayers to the gods, when a toy shield and bow were provided if it was a boy, or a toy spindle and distaff if it was a girl, and the child received its name.

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  • An interesting picture-writing, to be seen in Kingsborough, shows the details of the boy's and girl's education, from the early time when three small circles over the child show it to be three years old, and a drawing of half a tortilla or corn-cake shows its allowance for each meal; as.

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  • His father, then prince of Prussia, was out of favour with Frederick the Great and entirely under the influence of his mistress; and the boy, handed over to tutors appointed by the king, lived a solitary and repressed life which tended to increase the innate weakness of his character.

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  • The boy died in 1553, and Joachim, who had up to this time borne the title of sieur de Lire, became seigneur of Gonnor.

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  • The fairy changeling belief also exists in some districts of Argyll, and a fairy boy dwelt long in a small farm-house in Glencoe, now unoccupied.

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  • Thus the boy early became acquainted with very different forms of religion.

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  • Manichaean tradition relates that Mani received revelations while yet a boy, and assumed a critical attitude towards the religious instruction that was being imparted to him.

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  • This is the more incredible since the same tradition informs us that the boy was as yet prohibited from making public use of his new religious views.

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  • He was educated at the parish school, after which he was for a time a herd boy.

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  • After the tragic death of Hermias, he retired for a time to Mitylene, and in 343-342 was summoned to Macedon by Philip to teach Alexander, who was then a boy of thirteen.

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  • Alvaro soon secured a commanding influence over John II., then a mere boy.

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  • British visitors to Rome speak of him as a merry high-spirited boy with martial instincts; nevertheless, he grew up studious, peace-loving and serious.

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  • Under the civil code of 1897 the earnings of a wife are her separate property, and it is provided that "no woman, nor any boy under age of twelve years, shall be employed to work or labour in or about any mine in this state."

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  • The boy's talents attracted attention, and in 1782 he was sent to the English college at.

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  • At seven he began a work in four volumes, with "copper-plates printed and composed by a little boy, and also drawn."

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  • As a boy he was active, lively and docile; a good walker, but ignorant of all boyish games, as naïf and as innocent as a child; and he never could learn to dance or to ride.

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  • As a child he had been "a savant in petticoats"; as a boy he was a poet in breeches.

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  • His rule was weak; the state was distracted by interminable palace intrigues and military mutinies, and affairs went from bad to worse when, in 1843, Jankoji Rao, who left no heir, was succeeded by another boy, adopted by his widow, Tara Bai, under the name of Jayaji Rao Sindhia.

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  • One of the chamberlains went and told his master that he had been thwarted by a beardless boy.

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  • Even as a boy he was concerned for the upbringing of his half-brothers, his mother's children by Owen Tudor.

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