How to use Down-to in a sentence

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  • Strolling down to the footbridge, she leaned on the railing.

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  • It always comes down to this, doesn't it?

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  • You're supposed to go down to be measured in the morning.

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  • I'm going down to get Destiny.

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  • I'm going to take Destiny and Jonathan down to say good-bye.

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  • Carmen fed her a light lunch and she lay down to sleep for a while.

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  • Princess had this birthing thing down to an art.

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  • He held a hand up to her and then guided her down to his lap.

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  • His fingers touched her chin and slid down her throat, exploring their way down to her bodice.

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  • She started to get up so she could lead him to their bedroom, but he tugged her back down to the window seat.

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  • She applied the brakes and the dust cloud caught up, cloaking the road so thickly that visibility was down to the front of the car.

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  • By the time I got it from the car, it was down to one bar.

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  • Giddon looked completely relaxed, right down to his lazy smile.

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  • Announcing that she was mailing a letter didn't seem wise, so she walked down to the mailbox.

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  • He walked around it and then leaned down to look in the window.

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  • Why don't you come down to the station and file a report.

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  • It took little urging to bring his mouth down to hers.

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  • Once she was in the car, he shut the door and leaned down to speak.

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  • He pushed the passenger's side door open and she leaned down to look at him.

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  • The silence was uncomfortable until he leaned down to kiss her.

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  • When they all set down to supper, Brandon was still brooding.

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  • She managed to make two 1-day trips to the ranch and Brandon came down to watch her graduate.

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  • We'll get down to the details.

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  • Cassie folded the lip of her sombrero down to protect her face from the scorching sun.

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  • Finally he mounted and held a hand down to Cassie.

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  • Fritz is down to the store gettin' supplies, and Davis is sleepin' in the hotel.

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  • Cassie drew her brows down to feign a stern expression.

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  • The furniture - it was handed down to my mother and she left it to me.

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  • Between the two of us we ought to be able to carry them down to that room.

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  • Why don't I pack a lunch so we can go down to the pond for a picnic?

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  • He was leaning down to meet her, but they couldn't seem to touch.

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  • His hand moved down her side to her waist and then down to her leg, caressing the back of her knee in a delightful way.

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  • I followed Quinn down to the water's edge as the women waved from whicker rocking chairs on the wide verandah.

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  • If you don't think I've seen scars, I'll take you down to hospital ER on any Saturday night.

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  • We heard him come downstairs and when he didn't return, I came down to check on him.

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  • I bent down to pat a dog but it was like he wasn't there.

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  • On the flight down to Washington a strange and perhaps unfair thought hit me.

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  • Incidentally, you showed some smarts not calling down to Georgia and getting lost in the cracker barrel.

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  • I couldn't sleep and went down to the kitchen for a drink.

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  • I can't come down to Boston...

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  • I looked forward to weekends when he'd come back down to Boston and we'd get together.

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  • Can you go down to Boston and get her on a plane out here?

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  • I'd never noticed the camping area the rear when I'd come down to watch some serious softball.

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  • I'm sure Brennen was confused by my sharp response and background noise but once girls and dog had left we settled down to business.

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  • He won't even go down to eat.

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  • I prayed our stalwart group of five wasn't down to only me.

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  • His skin was golden, his wide back muscled, lean and defined down to the slender hips and waist.

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  • How do you wipe out an entire town down to the rats without anyone else ever finding out?

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  • But two thousand innocent people, down to the family dog.

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  • He glanced down to see Speck's number on his screen.

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  • Jonny snatched the vamp by its neck and slammed it down to the table.

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  • Her curtains were down to seal away the sunlight, and she was curled up in a ball in the middle of her bed with her back to the door.

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  • She read, paced, and finally just lay down to stare at the ceiling until morning came.

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  • She put her hair down to hide the mark, horrified by the idea of belonging to the devil.

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  • Darkyn caught her hands and pushed them down to her side.

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  • She treaded to him and pulled his head down to kiss her then nudged it aside instead to reach his neck.

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  • For someone like him … he never even bowed down to the Dark One.

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  • It might take some work, but I should be able to fill the tire enough to get us down to town.

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  • I could go down to the courthouse myself and learn all those answers.

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  • As they stopped to catch their breath, Dean noticed his rope was down to a single coil.

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  • He wiggled out of his shirt and placed it over the boy's lifeless face and sat down to wait.

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  • He changed into a clean shirt as he briefly described hearing the accident, climbing down to investigate and discovering Billy Langstrom's body.

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  • All the guests are staying put, with no check-ins or check-outs, Cynthia said as she and her husband sat down to lunch.

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  • Fred volunteered to temporarily move down to Martha's small first-floor room next to the Deans.

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  • While Cynthia hemmed and hawed about the most diplomatic way to suggest that the Dawkinses might billet down to two rooms from the three they now occupied, the situation cured itself.

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  • Nothing. I said I answered the 911 call and you came along— down the mountain, not up from town like me—and we went down to the crash together.

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  • I really ought to go down to the jail and visit with the old guy.

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  • Dean rose to his feet and went over to the officer, gently pushing her down to a sitting position.

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  • He'd agreed to come down to help Deidre.

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  • The creature that refused to bow down to the Dark One was not going to allow itself to become blood-dependent upon a mate of human origin.

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  • Darkyn dragged him down to help, since it was his magic in my head, she replied.

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  • Warm fingers clutched Carmen's hand and she looked down to find Jonathan watching her anxiously.

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  • He opened the door and climbed out, leaning down to speak to her.

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  • She squatted down to show it to Destiny.

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  • She captured his neck in the noose of her arms, directing his head down to her with a gentle touch of her hand on the back of his neck.

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  • One day, when Destiny was with Grandma Reynolds and Jonathan was at staying with a friend, she decided to go down to the house before she went to the hospital.

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  • She called Brutus and slowly walked down to the house.

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  • Alex brought one hand up toward his mouth and brought it down to an upturned palm.

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  • The household gradually settled down to near normal.

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  • While he was in the bathroom she stripped down to the black underwear and gave her hair another brushing.

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  • Before the day got started, she should go down to the buffalo barn and check on the grain.

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  • After feeding them, she walked down to the buffalo shed.

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  • She followed his gaze as he put her down to determine what had startled him.

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  • Dump her off here, if you don't want to deal with her, then get your ass down to the underworld and fix that shit.

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  • Deidre flung herself into his arms, pulling his face down to spread kisses across his features.

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  • He can probably take you down to the underworld and you'll be fine.

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  • Everything was where she left it, down to the candle on the back porch.

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  • Deidre gathered her composure with some difficulty and walked down the hallway, pausing four doors down to her room.

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  • He felt the subtle shift and stopped on the stairwell down to the gym.

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  • That's the other issue I've been dealing with, when not hunting you down to make you cry.

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  • She glanced down to watch the blood stream down the drain then held up her arm.

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  • Take a shower and come down to say hello to Gio.

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  • You will send me home, and you'll remove Toby, Gabriel, and every other interference you placed in my life, down to the scuff marks in the hallway, which I know

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  • We're going down to the bar.

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  • Sasha dragged her down to Hell.

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  • Hannah gathered her things and led her down to a warm, waiting car.

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  • She bent down to pick up a yet unscathed pillow, startled to stand and see Rhyn had changed to his human form.

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  • Toby was in Kris.s bed, the pale baby angel stripped down to his waist and unconscious.

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  • He was almost done when the burst of coolness awoke her, and she looked down to see him smoothing the skin around her faded wound.

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  • He glanced down to see how bad his clothing looked.

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  • Something tickled her neck, and she looked down to see the first of the letters of her tattoo flutter to the ground.

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  • She recalled falling asleep on the roof and knew Evelyn to be too tipsy to carry or drag her down to her room.

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  • Kiera rose and trotted down to her studio, happy to see the movers had left her studio alone.

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  • They didn't contain Evelyn's things; they contained her things, down to her dirty socks.

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  • Cynthia bounced down to the floor to join the pair.

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  • It all comes down to levels of excitement.

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  • I read somewhere they swipe cars and ship 'em down to South America where the druggies buy 'em. Maybe that's it.

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  • Naw. She goes down to the bar on Tuesdays.

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  • Dean skied down to join them.

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  • Dean nodded in agreement and the two skied back down to "The Meadows" to join the others.

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  • Yeah. She's run down to Bird Song.

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  • It's a long way down to the river.

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  • In between, his sleep-movies starred Annie, huddled and pregnant as she walked the penstock trail in tears, and Shipton plunging down to the rocks and river below, amid scores of viewers clapping and cheering his bloody demise.

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  • If about eighty percent of your help left town maybe my nice country inn wouldn't look like Dillinger's hideout and we could get down to business and wrap this up.

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  • While she despised the man, her feelings still lacked a motive to sever his rope in cold blood and watch him plummet down to the rocks and churning river below.

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  • She moved down to press her face to his.

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  • They gave me the job of running him down to tell him the missus killed herself.

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  • He continued, "She came down to my room last night."

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  • She came down to your room naked?

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  • It seemed to Dean she'd spent her life on the outside, in some respects by choice, somehow driven from one social plane down to another, much lower, until there was nothing left but death.

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  • Franny came over and leaned down to put her arm around his shoulders.

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  • Later that evening, Fred came down to the kitchen as Martha was finishing drying the dishes.

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  • Then you'd pull the free end of the line down to you.

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  • Rappelling is just getting there, a way to get down to your base.

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  • Shipton swore and began to fumble with his line to rappel again, down to the now injured and trapped form hovering below him.

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  • But his cry came an instant too late as Shipton plummeted past him, his ice ax swinging in a rip across Dean's calf as he plummeted backward into space, and down to the rocks and churning river below.

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  • So how did he get down to the point where he fell?

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  • He considered going down to the drawing room for a drink, but decided, he too, felt quite weary.

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  • She picked out an outfit right down to the shoes.

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  • Connor came down to the kitchen looking for Sarah.

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  • That's what I came down to tell you, but we'll save it for another time, let's get back to your problem.

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  • She went up to tell Connor what had happened then back down to the drawing room.

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  • He moved his hand down to her chest and could feel her heart thumping.

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  • He slunk down to the holding cell to face the music.

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  • His eyes landed on a perfect Little Red Riding Hood, right down to the ankle socks and patent leather Mary Janes.

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  • He dropped down to one knee, removed the jewelry box from his jacket and opened it.

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  • Maybe it would be a good idea to run down to Josh's place and call the vet.

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  • Strong warm hands gripped her arm, guiding her down to the chair.

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  • Of course, what were the odds that she would ever get down to Houston?

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  • Carmen took the cup of coffee and sipped it, feeling the warmth all the way down to her stomach.

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  • I told them they'd have to strap you down to get you into it.

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  • Otherwise, I'll have to carry you down to the car.

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  • Alex got out of the car and leaned down to say something to Lori.

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  • She stretched as far as she could and laced her fingers behind his neck, pulling his mouth down to hers again.

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  • Katie was busy sewing something for her hope chest, so Carmen grabbed her cane pole and some liver from the refrigerator, and strolled down to the pond.

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  • Alex reached one hand down to help Carmen to her feet.

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  • Alex was back by lunch and unusually quiet when they sat down to eat.

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  • His truck was in the drive, but no one answered the door, so she walked down to the barn.

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  • He reached down to help her up, but she ignored his hand.

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  • She hugged the tree-line down to the side of the mountain then climbed a tree and waited.

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  • He glared at her, then unbuttoned his tac gear, pulling his arms free and pushing it down to his waist to reveal the dark T-shirt beneath.

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  • He snatched her hands and pinned them above her head with one hand, settling his weight atop her as he reached down to undo the buttons of his trousers.

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  • She was down to her underwear and a T-shirt.

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  • She sat down to plot, not wanting to think what would happen if she failed to deliver the Horsemen somewhere safe or how much her Guardian would despise her once she acted.

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  • He peeled the tac suit down to his waist, revealing a snug T-shirt beneath whose sleeves were tight around bulging biceps.

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  • Brady had piled his weapons on the couch and stripped down to a pair of pants and nothing else.

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  • He sat down to pull off his boots.

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  • Dan stayed behind where your helo went down to search.

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  • The two soldiers moved away, greeting the next group of people before sitting down to talk.

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  • The soldier led them down to the canal.

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  • I plan on eating every part of you, down to your bones, Jared snapped and bared his teeth.

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  • Toby held his breath as Ully disappeared through the door to where Jared sat.  When the mad scientist wasn't sent sailing back through the door, Toby sat down to put on his shoes.

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  • Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees.  She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles.  Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers.  "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.

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  • Talk to the wife and go down to Philly where he works and maybe check out some of the neighbors.

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  • It was the usual swing down to Norfolk.

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  • I'm going down to Norfolk Friday to talk to the local police, but so far, there isn't a thing to point to the guy skipping.

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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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  • He altered his course and coasted down to the edge of the field.

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  • Let's get down to business, she said, pulling him to her.

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  • I'm going down to Norfolk tomorrow.

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  • Dean was down to 11 dollars and change, so he used his Visa card, holding his breath that it wasn't maxed-out while the clerk ran it through the recording machine.

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  • Now, let's get down to this case.

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  • He found me crying in the stairwell one day and just took my arm and hauled me down to this little restaurant on Walnut.

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  • Fred O'Connor was seated on the toilet, a towel over his head with his pants and shorts pulled down to his ankles.

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  • We had his cash figured down to pocket change.

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  • He bought a motor home in Scranton and towed his company car down to Norfolk!

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  • I'm going down to see her and try to straighten things out—a quick round trip.

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  • Cynthia wasted no more time before getting down to business.

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  • I hate it when you talk down to me like that.

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  • If it comes down to it and we need an ID later in the week, I can locate the Greek god guy and show him the picture, but I didn't want to take the chance this early.

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  • The roadside drop offs became more and more precipitous, opening on breath-stopping views of chasms so deep they made him dizzy just to look down to the bot­tom.

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  • His hands slid off her shoulders and down to her arms.

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  • He stood and leaned down to kiss her lips.

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  • She walked down to the creek and waded through the water.

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  • She dropped down to the relative safety of a chair and smiled up at him sweetly.

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  • It always came down to this.

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  • The next morning Carmen decided to go down to the house and mow the lawn in the cool of the day.

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  • After a shower and lunch, she decided to go back down to look at the inside of the house.

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  • His free hand stroked her neck softly and slid down to the bodice of her blouse.

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  • Forcing her leg down, she slid her hands down to his chest, gently pushing him away.

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  • Once they moved the chickens, there would be no reason to walk down to the farm every day.

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  • Her knees were suddenly weak and she grabbed a pole, sliding down to sit in the hay.

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  • Through the living room window Carmen saw a white truck slow down to pull in the drive.

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  • She kneeled down to pet the cat.

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  • His hand slipped down to hers and captured it.

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  • He stood and held a hand down to her.

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  • She reached up, sliding her hand behind his neck and drawing his face down to hers.

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  • It all boiled down to money – who had a paycheck to measure the importance of their labor and who didn't.

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  • Finally, when he sat down to read the paper, he revealed what had been on his mind all evening.

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  • I'm going to talk to him about this if I have to tie him down to do it.

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  • Then he led him outside, mounted and held a hand down to her.

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  • I can't imagine you being happy when you're tied down to one spot... one woman.

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  • A blacksmith in Gravette was making the wheels, but the rest of the buggy was complete, right down to the leather seats.

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  • With that done, she mounted again and leaned down to open the gate.

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  • Let's go down to your old house and see how it's holding up.

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  • Together they rode down to the old house.

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  • She wrapped her arms around his neck and drew his mouth down to hers.

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  • I've got to go down to the buffalo shed.

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  • She clamped a lid on her temper and turned the fire down to simmer.

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  • She would move her things down to the old house and stay there until he could get his head together.

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  • She paused on the porch and then hefted it again, marching down to the car.

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  • Carmen reached down to Jim.

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  • I'll carry you down to see the buffalo.

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  • I took the boys down to see the buffalo.

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  • The next morning at church, Carmen said something to Alex and he leaned down to hear her answer.

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  • Let's go down to the old house.

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  • A week ago she and Alex had been down to open some windows, but the house still smelled stale.

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  • We've been down to the old house, taking some measurements.

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  • Wrapping her arms around his neck, she pulled his head down to hers.

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  • It all boils down to a matter of minutes, he'd heard his masters saying.

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  • She made her new spot as comfortable as possible and lay down to wait and watch.

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  • She traced it down to his upper abdomen and paused.

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  • They didn't talk down to me like they did when Xander was at our meetings.

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  • She found herself remembering what his body looked like when he stripped down to spar with her, how the muscular length of him felt against her own body when they were locked in combat.

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  • In a noble house, everything down to my shoes was scripted for me.

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  • At some point, he'd have to snatch Yully and Charles and drag them down to the immortal world and hope they had a chance to Travel before being blasted to pieces.

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  • Darian saw the hard look on Jonny's face as the Black God bent down to pick up the Oracle.

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  • She woke Sofi with a touch and tugged the gurney down to the emergency room.

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  • She threw herself down to avoid the second, sent another knife in its direction to distract it, and leapt up, dancing and twisting through the lightning streams.

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  • He jogged down to the study, stopping at the sight of the bassinet beside Sofi's favorite chair.

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  • As Alex made his way down to Katie, Carmen left the stage.

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  • Lifting her chin for his affection, she forced his lips down to hers.

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  • If we narrow it down to the US, the most people are killed by bees and wasps.

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  • When he was done, he placed the mattock and shovel in the wheelbarrow and wheeled them down to the barn for her.

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  • Pushing the thought from her mind, she headed down to the barn.

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  • She scrolled down to Gerald's name and pressed send.

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  • She slid down to the bed and sighed again.

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  • That way she could ride down to the stables.

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  • We went down to Mr. Getson's place to deliver a calf.

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  • He touched her neck, softly tracing a finger from below her ear all the way down to the swell of her breasts.

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  • It was on one of those days that Carmen decided to ride down to the stable on Princess and see how things looked.

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  • He leaned down to kiss her lips and she bared clenched teeth.

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  • He froze halfway down to the chair and stared at her, his startled gaze roving over her face.

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  • Shall we go down to dinner?

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  • Carmen undressed and put on her nightgown while Alex went down to get a book from the library.

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  • When he leaned down to kiss her again, she eagerly returned his affection.

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  • He chuckled as he pulled her down to the bed.

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  • Then in Texas when you said we should think about it - and then the next morning you went down to see your father … what was that all about?

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  • He had the southern drawl down to an art and his deep warm voice added a realistic touch.

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  • When it came right down to it, why did she have to stay at the cabin?

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  • She worked her way toward a little yellow flower and leaned down to examine it.

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  • The laundry was one place she hadn't been yet and her wardrobe had dwindled down to a few clean items - none of them appropriate for a ride around the countryside with a man she hardly knew.

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  • A tiny yellow flower peeped from under the log and she leaned down to examine it.

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  • As he leaned down to kiss the infant, her heart felt as if it were being torn from her body.

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  • She slipped her arms around his neck and drew his mouth down to hers.

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  • Pinning her down to a date is going to be a problem, though.

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  • He recognized this one and set the cat down to put on boots.

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  • She sat down to read, growing more puzzled as she did.

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  • He turned away towards the stairs leading down to the main floor, and she sneaked a glance to see if he still wore the necklace.

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  • Jonny sent another note, this one detailing the activities of Ashley's day down to the license plate number of the friend Ashley ditched school to meet.

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  • They looked down to find all four of those on the lower level staring up.

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  • Disappointed but knowing she needed to walk away, she resisted the urge to pull his face down to hers for a kiss.

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  • She went down to the beach.

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  • Though the controversy went on, its most important result had already been achieved in the silencing of Convocation, for that body, though it had just "seemed to be settling down to its proper work in dealing with the real exigencies of the church" when the Hoadly dispute arose, did not meet again for the despatch of business for nearly a century and a half.

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  • At Kufstein, down to which point it has still pursued a north-easterly direction, it breaks through the north Tirol limestone formation, and, now keeping a northerly course, enters at Rosenheim the Bavarian high plateau.

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  • From the 4th century down to the time of the Mahommedan invasion several ecclesiastical buildings were erected on the spot, but of these no distinct traces remain.

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  • Of George Sand's style a foreigner can be but an imperfect judge, but French critics, from Sainte-Beuve, Nisard and Caro down to Jules Lemaitre and Faguet, have agreed to praise her spontaneity, her correctness of diction, her easy opulence - the lactea ubertas that Quintilian attributes to Livy.

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  • Of Vladimir Karenin's (pseudonym of Mme Komarova) George Sand, the most complete life, the first two volumes (1899-1901) carry the life down to 1839.

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  • This has come down to us through a Latin version of an Arabic manuscript; it cannot, however, have been written by Archimedes in its present form, as his name is quoted in it more than once.

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  • The Little Kanawha, which has also been improved, serves chiefly for the transportation of logs which are floated down to the Ohio.

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  • The poems of Propertius, as they have come down to us, consist of four books containing 4046 lines of elegiac verse.

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  • A just appreciation of the genius and the writings of Propertius is made sensibly more difficult by the condition in which his works have come down to us.

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  • From these streets others strike at right angles down to the harbour, while others again lead obliquely up towards the Belt, beyond which are extensive suburbs.

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  • Large cemeteries have been excavated, which show three different periods from the 8th century B.C. down to the Roman domination.

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  • Palgrave's most important work is his History of Normandy and England, which appeared in four volumes (London 1851-1864), and deals with the history of the two countries down to 1101.

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  • The Greek language occurs in their official seals down to the 13th century.

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  • The dockyard, chiefly used for naval repairs, covers about 60 acres, and consists of three basins and large docks, the depth of water in the basins ranging down to 26 ft.

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  • Foreigners were frequently granted the right of public hospitality by the senate down to the end of the republic. The public hospes had a right to entertainment at the public expense, admission to sacrifices and games, the right of buying and selling on his own account, and of bringing an action at law without the intervention of a Roman patron.

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  • He would seem to have kept down to the coast until the headland of Ras Malan was reached, scattering before him the bands of Arabitae and Oritae who were the inhabitants of this well-provisioned tract.

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  • In the spring of 323 he moved down to Babylon, receiving on the way embassies from lands as far as the confines of the known world, for the eyes of all nations were now turned with fear or wonder to the figure which had appeared with so superhuman an effect upon the world's stage.

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  • A flow pipe which serves also for expansion is taken from the top of the cylinder to a point above the cold - water supply and turned down to prevent the ingress of dirt.

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  • These saline basins extend down to the lower terraces of Cordoba, Mendoza and La Pampa.

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  • The Seine descends from the Langres plateau, flows northwest down to Mry, turns to the west, resumes its north-westerly direction at Montereau, passes through Paris and Rouen and discharges itself into the Channel between Le Havre and Honfleur.

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  • The situation of the town proper, on a small triangular islet only connected with the mainland by three moles and bridges at the angles, has always rendered its fortification comparatively easy, and down to 1873 it was a fortress of the first rank.

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  • The defences of the place are now solely confined to the island of Danholm, known down to the 13th century as Strehla or Strehlo, lying in the Sound.

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  • The history of Aegina, as it has come down to us, is almost exclusively a history of its relations with the neighbouring state of Athens.

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  • He wrote also Bellum scodrense (1474), on account of the siege of Scodra (Scutari) by the Turks, and Antiquitates vicecomitum, the history of the Visconti, dukes of Milan, down to the death of Matteo the Great (1322).

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  • The terrace closest to the land, known as the continental shelf, has an average depth of 600 ft., and connects Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania in one unbroken sweep. Compared with other continents, the Australian continental shelf is extremely narrow, and there are points on the eastern coast where the land plunges down to oceanic depths with an abruptness rarely paralleled.

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  • The forms of life characteristic of India and the Malay peninsula come down to the island of Bali.

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  • Of the Dutch discoverers, Pelsaert was the only one who made any detailed observations of the character of the country inland, and it may here be remarked that his journal contains the first notice and description of the kangaroo that has come down to us.

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  • The sources of our knowledge of the country down to the 8th century are Caesar's De Bello Gallico, iv., the history of Velleius Paterculus, ii.

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  • Divination through the liver remained in force among the Assyrians and Babylonians down to the end of the Babylonian Empire.

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  • They consist of a number of circular or rectangular pits sunk from the cap of a hill, and going down to a depth of in some cases as much as 120 ft., until in fact the miners have been stopped by being unable to cope with the quantity of water made when the level of the valley was reached.

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  • This intermediate region, which has Atlantic characteristics down to 300 fathoms, and at greater depths belongs more properly to the Arctic Sea, commonly receives the name of Norwegian Sea.

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  • Below 500 fathoms the western centres of maximum disappear, and higher temperatures occur in the eastern Atlantic off the Iberian peninsula and north-western Africa down to at least 1000 fathoms; at still greater depths temperature gradually becomes more and more uniform.

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  • The derrick crane introduces a problem for which many solutions have been sought, that of preventing the load from being lifted or lowered when the jib is pivoted up or down to alter the radius.

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  • This material dates from the earliest times down to the commencement of our era.

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  • For protection from lightning each pole has an " earth wire " running from the top, down to the base.

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  • Taking the statistics for the whole kingdom, the annual marriagerate for the years 1876-1880 was 7.53 per 100o; in 1881-1885 it rose to 8o6; in 1886-1890 it was 777; in 1891-1895 it was 7.41, and in 1896-1900 it had gone down to 7.14 (a figure largely produced by the abnormally low rate of 6.88 in 1898), and in 1902 was 7.23.

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  • Enormous flocks are possessed by professional sheep-farmers, who pasture them in the mountains in the summer, and bring them down to the plains in the winter.

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  • Liguria is not much adapted for sheep-farming on a large scale; but a number of small flocks come down to thc plain of Tuscany in the winter.

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  • Founded in 1735 by the marquis Carlo Ginori, they maintained a reputation of the very highest kind down to about 1860; but since then they have not kept pace with their younger rivals in other lands.

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  • It is clear, however, that the Celtic and Etruscan elements together occupied the greater part of the district between the Apennines and the Alps down to its Romanization, which took place gradually in the course of the 2nd century B.C. Their linguistic neighbors were Ligurian in the south and south-west, and the Veneti on the east.

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  • At first, indeed, the term was apparently confined to the regions of the central and southern districts, exclusive of Cisalpine Gaul and the whole tract north of the Apennines, and this continued to be the official or definite signification of the name down to the end of the republic. But the natural limits of Italy are so clearly marked that the name came to be generally employed as a geographical term at a much earlier period.

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  • The road along the east coast from Fanum Fortmrnae down to Barium, which connected the terminations of the Via Salaria and Via Valeria, and of other roads farther south crossing from Campania, had no special name in ancient times, as far as we know.

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  • They wrote the history of Rome from the earliest times (in most cases) down to their own days, the events of which were treated in much greater detail.

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  • His work embraced the history of Rome from its foundation down to his own days.

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  • Claudius Quadrigarius (about 80 B.C.) wrote a history, in at least twenty-three books, which began with the conquest of Rome by the Gauls and went down to the death of Sulla or perhaps later.

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  • And indeed, whilst in theoretic theology Brahma has retained his traditional place and function down to our own days, his practical cult has at all times remained extremely limited, the only temple dedicated to the worship of this god being found at Pushkar (Pokhar) near Ajmir in Rajputana.

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  • The coenosteum increases in size by new growth at the surface; and in the deeper, older portions of massive forms the tissues die off after a certain time, only the superficial region retaining its vitality down to a certain depth.

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  • The law includes with clerics, monks, deaconesses, nuns, ascetics; and the word " clerics " covered persons in minor orders, down to doorkeepers.

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  • It seems probable that the Vinaya and the four Nikayas were put substantially into the shape in which we now have them before the council at Vesali, a hundred years after the Buddha's death; that slight alterations and additions were made in them, and the miscellaneous Nikaya and the Abhidhamma books completed, at various times down to the third council under Asoka; and that the canon was then considered closed.

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  • Many of them lived in the various vihdras or residences situate throughout the island; but the main centre of intellectual effort, down to the 8th century, was the Maha Vihara, the Great Minster, at Anwradhapura.

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  • Orpheus went down to the lower world and by his music softened the heart of Pluto and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to earth.

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  • The story is repeated of Dionysus; he is torn in pieces, and his head is carried down to Lesbos.

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  • From Mohl down to the eighth decade of the century the study of anatomy was entirely in the hands of a group of German.

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  • The protoplasm is in a condition of instability and is continually breaking down to a certain extent, giving rise to various substances of different degrees of complexity, some of which are again built up by it into its own substances, and others, more simple in composition, are given off.

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  • Persis remained a part of the Seleucid empire down to Antiochus IV.

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  • The earliest Arabian traveller whose observations have come down to us is the merchant Sulaiman, who embarked in the Persian Gulf and made several voyages to India and China, in the middle of the 9th century.

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  • The abbe Migne carried his Latin patrology down to the time of Innocent III.

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  • Jerome's work was continued successively by Gennadius of Marseilles, Isidore of Seville, and Ildefonsus of Toledo; the last-named writer brings the list down to the middle of the 7th century.

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  • A record of patristic collections and editions down to 1839 may be found in Dowling's Notitia Scriptorum SS.

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  • There was another outbreak in 1831 and frequent disorders down to 1848, when they culminated in another unsuccessful revolution.

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  • It is probable that notes or selections were from time to time written down to help in teaching and learning the immense mass of material, in spite of the fact that even in Sherira's time (11th century) such aids to memory were not officially recognized.

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  • As far as the Khabur Mesopotamia seems to have been a wellinhabited country from at least the 15th century B.C., when it constituted the Hittite kingdom of Mitanni, down to about the 12th century A.D., and the same is true of the country on the Syrian side of the Euphrates as far as the eastern limit of the Palmyrene.

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  • On his return to France, a sadder and practically a wiser man, he settled down to very prosaic work.

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  • In the simplest and crudest method, as practised in Sicily, a mass of the ore is placed in a hole in the ground and fired; after a time the heat melts a part of the sulphur which runs down to the bottom of the hole and is then ladled out.

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  • At Rome down to the last it made a difference whether the candidate for office was patrician or plebeian, though the difference was in later times commonly to the advantage of the plebeian.

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  • This may be explained by a variety of causes, of which the chief is the maintenance by the Slays down to a very late period of gentile or tribal organization and gentile marriages, a fact vouched for, not only in the pages of the Russian chronicler Nestor, but still more by visible social evidences, the gens later developing into the village community, and the colonization being carried on by large co-ordinated bodies of people.

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  • The actual distribution of arable land, forests and meadows, in European Russia and Poland is shown in the following table The land in European Russia and Poland (Caucasia being excluded) is divided amongst the different classes of owners as follows Down to January 1st 1903, the peasants had actually redeemed out of the land allotted to them in 1861 a total of 280,530,516 acres..

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  • This was the case once before, in 1901; and the total of fatal accidents to passengers and servants, taken together, has in several years been very low (1896, eight; 1901, eight; 1902, ten; 1904, thirteen), but never before was it down to six.

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  • His account of this embassy in the Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana is perhaps the most graphic and lively piece of writing which has come down to us from the 10th century.

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  • In search of materials for this purpose, Pertz made a prolonged tour through Germany and Italy, and on his return in 1823 he received at the instance of Stein the principal charge of the publication of Monumenta germaniae historica, texts of all the more important historical writers on German affairs down to the year 1500, as well as of laws, imperial and regal archives, and other valuable documents, such as letters, falling within this period.

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  • Lastly it should be recollected that the entire body of the fragments of tradition and literature belonging to northern Israel has come down to us through the channel of Judaean recensions.

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  • It was His " finger " that wrote the brief code which has come down to us in the decalogue.

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  • All the evidence in Barclay's own work goes to prove that he was sincere in his reproof of contemporary follies and vice, and the gross accusations which John Bale 1 brings against his moral character may be put down to his hatred of Barclay's cloth.

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  • After breakfast " he was expected," he says, to spend an hour with Mrs Gibbon; after tea his father claimed his conversation; in the midst of an interesting work he was often called down to entertain idle visitors; and, worst of all, he was periodically compelled to return the well-meant compliments.

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  • In the Washoe Mountains, as in the rest of the Sierra Nevada range, there is a heavy growth of conifers, extending down to the very valleys; but in many places these mountains have been almost deforested to provide timbers for the mines.

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  • The Kennet and Avon Canal, between Reading and the Avon, follows the river closely from Bradford down to Bath, where it enters it by a descent of seven locks.

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  • From this time (1509) down to our own days, except for the interruptions caused by the wars of the French Revolution, Ravenna continued subject to the papal see and was governed by a cardinal legate.

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  • These titles were preserved in the sacred writing down to the latest age.

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  • It comprises seven large volumes and a geographical appendix; but the seventh volume, the history of the sultan Husain (1438-1505), together with a short account of some later events down to 1523, cannot have been written by Mirkhond himself, who died in 1498.

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  • But probably the greater part of the enormous total of deaths set down to malaria is due to the malarial cachexia.

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  • Glaciation was formerly much more extensive, old moraines being observed down to 12,000 ft.

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  • The writings are the result of a continued literary process, and the Israelite national history has come down to us through Judaean hands, with the result that much of it has been coloured by late Judaean feeling.

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  • The successive " Minoan " strata, which go well back into the fourth millennium B.C., reach down to a depth of about 17 ft.

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