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few Sentence Examples

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

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  • He had a right to a few quirks.

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  • The driver took them to a Spanish design home a few miles from the hacienda.

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  • In a few minutes Mr. Lincoln joined them.

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  • We know but few men, a great many coats and breeches.

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  • "A few miles," he said.

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  • In that small house, there were few secrets.

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  • The trouble is that very few of their laborious explanations stick in the memory.

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  • The room was silent for a few minutes after they left.

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  • But during the first few weeks I was confronted with unforeseen difficulties.

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  • Most people buy Apple TV, but a few buy the Roku XDS Streaming Player.

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  • A child with but few sources may keep distinct what he draws from each.

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  • She fed them and gathered the few eggs they had laid after she gathered them yesterday.

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  • On the day that he was seven years old, his mother gave him a few pennies.

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  • They danced for a few minutes in comfortable silence, and finally he spoke again.

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  • Indeed, there were few things that he loved more.

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  • After a few minutes' bustle beside the high bedstead, those who had carried the sick man dispersed.

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  • I'll be up in a few hours.

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  • Mr. Warner and Mr. Burroughs, the great lover of nature, came to see us a few days after, and we had a delightful talk with them.

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  • Little sister and I would take you out into the garden, and pick the delicious raspberries and a few strawberries for you.

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  • There are a few reasons.

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  • These few were given the tools to achieve their maximum potential, to live that dream.

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  • They were silent for a few seconds.

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  • Let me start with a few caveats.

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  • Boris said a few words to his general, and Count Bennigsen turned to Pierre and proposed that he should ride with him along the line.

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  • A few minutes later Dulce and Alex joined them at the table.

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  • A few minutes later the eldest sister came out with a pale hard face, again biting her underlip.

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  • Now, dear friend, Please accept these few words because of the love that is linked with them.

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  • In March Helen and Miss Sullivan went North, and spent the next few months traveling and visiting friends.

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  • I have only a few moments left in which to answer your questions about the "Helen Keller" Public Library.

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  • They got into the carriage and drove for a few minutes in silence.

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  • Only once afterward in fifteen years was their constant companionship broken for more than a few days at a time.

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  • A few days ago I received a little box of English violets from Lady Meath.

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  • On the same page, Amazon says "Frequently Bought Together" and then lists a few other products.

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  • He worked quietly for a few minutes and then finally turned his attention to Carmen.

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  • Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.

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  • A very, very few people, however, were freed from this sustenance lifestyle, either by their fortuitous birth or outstanding ability.

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  • At the foot of the hill lay wasteland over which a few groups of our Cossack scouts were moving.

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  • Natasha moved a few steps forward and stopped shyly, still holding her handkerchief, and listened to what the housekeeper was saying.

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  • There was no one now between the squadron and the enemy except a few scattered skirmishers.

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

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  • All he saw about him merged into a general impression of naked, bleeding human bodies that seemed to fill the whole of the low tent, as a few weeks previously, on that hot August day, such bodies had filled the dirty pond beside the Smolensk road.

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

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  • In a few minutes the big net was pulled up out of the water.

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  • A few days ago I met Tommy Stringer in the railroad station at Wrentham.

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  • Only a few of them still move, rise, and feebly fly to settle on the enemy's hand, lacking the spirit to die stinging him; the rest are dead and fall as lightly as fish scales.

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  • A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.

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  • After a few words about Princess Mary and her late father, whom Malvintseva had evidently not liked, and having asked what Nicholas knew of Prince Andrew, who also was evidently no favorite of hers, the important old lady dismissed Nicholas after repeating her invitation to come to see her.

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  • This came in by currier a few minutes ago, sir.

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  • Within a few minutes the plane was dipping and rising in a way that made her stomach roll uncomfortably.

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  • A few days later when Carmen and Destiny were visiting Katie, the issue popped out of her mouth in another conversation.

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  • After a few moments Jonathan answered.

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  • And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.

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  • For a few seconds they gazed silently into one another's eyes--and what had seemed impossible and remote suddenly became possible, inevitable, and very near.

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  • In a few days the beautiful spring will be here.

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  • It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.

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  • But we did not begin the story until August; the first few weeks of my stay at the seashore were so full of discoveries and excitement that I forgot the very existence of books.

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  • Well, he took that icon home with him for a few days and what did he do?

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  • A few minutes after they left, Felipa arrived with an older woman she introduced simply as Maria.

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  • I think a few days cleaning in the stable would pay for it.

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  • Tell her there are a few bitter drops in every one's cup, and the only way is to take the bitter patiently, and the sweet thankfully.

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  • Kutuzov walked through the ranks, sometimes stopping to say a few friendly words to officers he had known in the Turkish war, sometimes also to the soldiers.

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  • He looked back laughing to the Cossack who stood a few steps behind him holding two horses by their bridles.

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  • They admired the new foal and a few other horses.

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

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  • Very few people ever came that way.

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  • There was talk of his intrigues with some of the ladies, and he flirted with a few of them at the balls.

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  • A few days previously Pierre had decided to go to Petersburg on the Friday.

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  • She had to move a few things to make room, but that wasn't too hard.

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  • A few minutes later his deep voice drifted back down the hall as he discussed something with her.

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  • Felipa stared at the wall, deep in thought for a few minutes.

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  • After flipping through a few channels, Carmen decided to take a long bath.

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  • In a few years, the money is gone and they are worse off than before.

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  • A few weeks later her style is more nearly correct and freer in movement.

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  • The morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted; but few are the ears that hear it.

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  • A few minutes later they all marched in and took their places at the table.

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  • In a few minutes they had forgotten about the birds.

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  • But he had never seen any pictures except a few small ones in a book.

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  • A few minutes later Señor Medena answered the phone.

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  • For a few minutes they held on to each other, kissing as if they hadn't seen each other in a week.

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  • When she was told of the surrender of the brave little people, her face clouded and she was silent a few minutes.

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  • From the early sketch I take a few passages which seem to me, without making very much allowance for difference in time, almost as good as anything she has written since:

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  • A few minutes later crowds of wounded men and stretcher-bearers came back from that direction.

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  • The adjutant galloped to Claparede's division and a few minutes later the Young Guards stationed behind the knoll moved forward.

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  • Others turned over and warmed themselves, now and again exchanging a few words.

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  • Carmen remained quiet for a few minutes, allowing him to think about it.

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

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

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  • A few days afterward the man came again.

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  • The land around it was rugged, with only a few fields in the midst of a vast forest.

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  • It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.

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  • I have frequently seen a poet withdraw, having enjoyed the most valuable part of a farm, while the crusty farmer supposed that he had got a few wild apples only.

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  • We are accustomed to say, that the mass of men are unprepared; but improvement is slow, because the few are not materially wiser or better than the many.

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  • At the end of the letter she informed him that in a few days she would return to Petersburg from abroad.

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  • In a few months the year will be up.

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  • He had read only a few lines when he turned pale and his eyes opened wide with fear and joy.

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

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  • He held the cup for a few minutes, his neck growing red.

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  • A few weeks passed by.

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  • A few said that there was one man in their neighborhood who seemed to have had some sort of good luck.

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  • The Renaissance artists and thinkers had very few tools: pen and paper, paint and canvas, marble and chisel, and a few more.

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  • Of the twenty thousand sales he has made in his career, he probably remembers a few hundred distinctly and a few thousand vaguely.

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  • But you still were working with the biased, anecdotal opinions of a few people not very like you.

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  • Some years ago, a few people taking Wellbutrin reported that their cravings for cigarettes diminished.

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  • This is one of the few areas in which government taxation actually leads to a more efficient outcome.

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  • Because nanites are so small, they require little in the way of raw materials, just a few molecules here and there.

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  • When few people own land and most people live in cities, it is quite common to have high degrees of hunger in a nation that is exporting food.

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  • Only a few of my kind friends in Boston know anything about the library.

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  • I should like much to see it, and to obtain a few copies if possible.

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  • The father and mother did not speak of the matter to their son again, but a few days later the countess sent for Sonya and, with a cruelty neither of them expected, reproached her niece for trying to catch Nicholas and for ingratitude.

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  • I'll be home in a few minutes.

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  • A few such trees in the backyard behind your condo, cabin, or yurt would be enough to satisfy your power requirements.

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  • The best way to make a chair, known only by a few craftsmen, would be used to make all the chairs better.

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  • As I lay in my bed that night, I wept as I hope few children have wept.

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  • And every few years a new lot is laid down and run over; so that, if some have the pleasure of riding on a rail, others have the misfortune to be ridden upon.

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  • From politeness and to start conversation, they asked him a few questions about the army and the battle, and then the talk went off into merry jests and gossip.

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  • And really he only ran a few steps alone.

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  • For a few moments all were silent.

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  • The approaching riders having descended a decline were no longer visible, but they reappeared a few minutes later.

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  • During the third night the countess kept very quiet for a few minutes, and Natasha rested her head on the arm of her chair and closed her eyes, but opened them again on hearing the bedstead creak.

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  • "It is he, it is he, Nicholas!" said Countess Mary, re-entering the room a few minutes later.

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  • Considering the information Katie had just disclosed, it wasn't surprising that he wanted to be in control - or that he had chosen a wife who asked few questions.

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  • He had a few basic instructions, but said it would last seven to ten days with or without antibiotics.

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  • It might take a few days to notice any improvement from the antibiotics.

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  • A few minutes later they came in and got Destiny to take her for more x-rays.

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  • A few seconds later Alex answered the phone.

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  • I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.

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  • "Run for the river!" shouted the Wizard, and Jim quickly freed himself from his unseen tormenters by a few vicious kicks and then obeyed.

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  • "Those wooden things are impossible to hurt," he said, "and all the damage Jim has done to them is to knock a few splinters from their noses and ears.

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  • Give me a few common tools and some food, and I will do well enough, said the sailor.

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  • Be they many or few, you may have all for three pieces of silver.

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  • But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.

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  • Science's progress over the past few hundred years has been determined mainly by the relatively slow speed at which we were able to collect data.

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  • After a few minutes more, you decide this really isn't the suit for you.

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  • A few years later, with the United States again at war, most of its top medical minds were engaged in the war effort.

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  • Highly specialized experts are a few keystrokes away and can be hired for just a few minutes or hours at a time.

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  • I know it sounds all futuristic and expensive now, but what if this technology falls to just a few dollars per acre?

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  • A few airline flights went non-smoking.

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  • Few know what joy it is to feel the roses pressing softly into the hand, or the beautiful motion of the lilies as they sway in the morning breeze.

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  • She had taken a few piano lessons at the Perkins Institution.

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  • I think that there are very few important communications made through it.

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  • It is not in vain that the farmer remembers and repeats the few Latin words which he has heard.

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  • Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for, in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.

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  • After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.

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  • Kutuzov's face as he stood in the open doorway remained perfectly immobile for a few moments.

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  • He did not know whom to answer, and for a few seconds collected his thoughts.

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  • The Tsar called the colonel of the regiment and said a few words to him.

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  • A few minutes later Mademoiselle Bourienne came into Princess Mary's room smiling and making cheerful remarks in her agreeable voice.

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  • Anatole went out of the room and returned a few minutes later wearing a fur coat girt with a silver belt, and a sable cap jauntily set on one side and very becoming to his handsome face.

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  • A few minutes later it reappeared brighter still from behind the top of the cloud, tearing its edge.

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  • A few intimate friends were dining with the Rostovs that day, as usual on Sundays.

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  • That's not right! cried the prince, and himself pushed it a few inches from the corner and then closer in again.

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  • The peasants were ruined; some of them too had gone to Bogucharovo, only a few remained.

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  • "No, I think the sale will come off in a few days," said someone.

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  • Countess dear... an officer came to me to ask for a few carts for the wounded.

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  • One shot struck a French soldier's foot, and from behind the screens came the strange sound of a few voices shouting.

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  • A few instants after the echo of the reports resounding over the stone- built Kremlin had died away the French heard a strange sound above their head.

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  • They advanced the few hundred paces that separated the bridge from the Kaluga road, taking more than an hour to do so, and came out upon the square where the streets of the Transmoskva ward and the Kaluga road converge, and the prisoners jammed close together had to stand for some hours at that crossway.

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  • The Emperor intended to join the army personally in a few days' time.

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  • A few minutes later the footman returned with Dessalles, who brought word from the princess that she would be very glad to see Pierre if he would excuse her want of ceremony and come upstairs to her apartment.

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  • The count and countess will be here in a few days.

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  • Pierre was shown into the large, brightly lit dining room; a few minutes later he heard footsteps and Princess Mary entered with Natasha.

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  • A few days later he fell ill and took to his bed.

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  • Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.

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  • He knew that his every decision would be approved by them all with very few exceptions.

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  • Nicholas went out into the porch to question him, and immediately after the elder had given a few replies the sound of cries and blows were heard.

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  • He took this as a sign of approval and a confirmation of his thoughts, and after a few minutes' reflection continued to think aloud.

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  • We... actually, I... was thinking about adopting a few wild horses from out west where they have too many.

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  • They would purchase a few things for Christmas tomorrow.

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  • Then he put a few chunks of carrots and potatoes on the plate.

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  • A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.

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  • Carmen dozed in the chair a few times off and on until about midnight.

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  • Destiny woke and ate a few bites before going back to sleep.

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  • Then she unbuttoned the first few buttons on his shirt and slipped her arms around his neck.

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  • You haven't many teeth left, Jim, but the few you have are sharp enough to make me shudder.

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  • "There are few men who can draw so good a picture of a fly," he said.

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  • In a few minutes the room was filled with gentlemen.

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  • It would just take several hours as opposed to a few minutes.

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  • Dialysis came a few years later, then chemotherapy, then the defibrillator, then the polio vaccine; then came cloning, then a kidney transplant.

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  • Today, for just a few hundred dollars, you can get a copy of your genome.

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  • When I visit England they want me to come to see them, and stay a few weeks.

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  • She returned in a few minutes and helped me put away my things.

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  • A little later, when the rush and heat of achievement relax, we can begin to expect the appearance of grand men to celebrate in glorious poetry and prose the deeds and triumphs of the last few centuries.

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  • To the bison of the prairie it is a few inches of palatable grass, with water to drink; unless he seeks the Shelter of the forest or the mountain's shadow.

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  • The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.

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  • After reading a few lines, he glanced angrily at Berg, then, meeting his eyes, hid his face behind the letter.

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  • The Tsar stopped a few minutes in front of the hussars as if undecided.

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  • He said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so.

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  • He paced up and down a few times in silence, but his eyes glittered feverishly and his lips quivered as he began speaking.

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  • He was as careful of the sowing and reaping of the peasants' hay and corn as of his own, and few landowners had their crops sown and harvested so early and so well, or got so good a return, as did Nicholas.

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  • A few minutes later the nurse came in.

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  • Books were very scarce and very precious, and only a few men could read them.

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  • Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • She pondered a few minutes and then smiled.

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  • A few weeks wouldn't mean the difference in paying for college, and she could use the time to relax.

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  • The next few days ran together.

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

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  • Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.

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

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

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

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

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  • I've received too much sympathy in the last few weeks.

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

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  • A few minutes later he walked down the hallway.

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

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  • There she lay stunned for a few minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • A few minutes later the television was on one of Tammy's shows.

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

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

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  • For a few minutes he sipped it in silence.

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

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

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

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

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  • She backed up a few steps.

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

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  • I just got the message a few minutes ago.

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

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

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

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  • The few freckles she had were magnified, but the dark circles under her eyes were a surprise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Maybe later - a few years from now.

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

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  • It's only a few doors down.

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  • A few weeks ago we were only friends, and now...

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

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

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

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  • In the last few weeks she had allowed herself to be distracted.

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

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  • Her heart skipped a few beats and then thundered.

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