Ground sentence example

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  • Jule lay on the ground a short distance away.
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  • The ground rumbled suddenly and the garage walls shook.
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  • She heard him stretch out on the ground and within minutes his breathing changed.
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  • Coal is found in the ground, too.
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  • She'd jumped the two stories to the ground and was running towards a large garage.
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  • The camp ground was manned on a volunteer basis.
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  • It all appeared innocent until her feet touched the ground, and then he pulled her close, wrapping his arms around her as his lips sought hers hungrily.
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  • She threw her leg over the horse and dropped to the ground in a swirl of skirts.
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  • Just before the books came, Mr. Gilman had begun to remonstrate with Miss Sullivan on the ground that I was working too hard, and in spite of my earnest protestations, he reduced the number of my recitations.
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  • Cautiously her fingers felt the ground around her and touched the cold steel barrel.
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  • Didn't you feel the ground shake?
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  • A dozen of them smashed together and tumbled to the ground, and seeing his success Jim kicked again and again, charging into the vegetable crowd, knocking them in all directions and sending the others scattering to escape his iron heels.
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  • Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
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  • Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
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  • On the other side of the rocks, water sprang from the ground and spilled off a ledge into a large blue pool.
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  • There must be a good twelve inches on the ground already.
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  • He wiped the bloodied dagger on the ground.
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  • He lifted her back through the portal and wrapped an arm around her, pulling her to solid ground again.
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  • Jenn found a stick and carefully returned to the portal, tapping the ground to find where it was solid.
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  • Its wooden legs moved so fast that their twinkling could scarcely be seen, and although so much smaller than the cab-horse it covered the ground much faster.
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  • Near the top of a hill he saw a little shepherd boy who was lying on the ground while a flock of sheep and lambs were grazing around him.
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  • Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
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  • Sunday morning the ground was covered, and Helen and the cook's children and I played snowball.
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  • When her attention was drawn to a marble slab inscribed with the name FLORENCE in relief, she dropped upon the ground as though looking for something, then turned to me with a face full of trouble, and asked, "Were is poor little Florence?"
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  • I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
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  • If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.
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  • Our right flank is over there"--he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground--"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones.
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  • He crossed himself with an accustomed movement, bent till he touched the ground with his hand, and bowed his white head with a deep sigh.
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  • And a minute or two later the Frenchman, a black-eyed fellow with a spot on his cheek, in shirt sleeves, really did jump out of a window on the ground floor, and clapping Pierre on the shoulder ran with him into the garden.
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  • This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
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  • When he rose, her feet dangled high off the ground.
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  • Pete threw his feet over the wagon seat and dropped to the ground.
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  • She snatched the whip from the ground and glared at Bordeaux.
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  • Bordeaux picked his hat off the ground and dusted himself off.
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  • Gentle hands lifted her from the ground, and she buried her face in Bordeaux's chest, sobbing.
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  • In dry gourds, they were served a hot tea made from the ground leaves of something Bordeaux called the lip fern.
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  • The dream faded, and Jule slumped to the ground again, unable to fight the darkness.
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  • Two caught her before she hit the ground.
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  • Like if I'm in a ball game, I'm the one who has the ground ball roll between my legs.
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  • It hangs from the rooftops like daggers nearly touching the ground.
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  • At some point his past may crawl out of the ground and bite him on the butt, but it won't be because I did the digging.
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  • Dean turned him around as he was swinging, knocking Shipton flying into a snow bank with a right hand that started at ground level.
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  • The flakes were not large, but unlike most gentle Ouray snow storms, they didn't drift to the ground like tiny dust motes.
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  • Connor clenched his fists and ground his teeth in an effort to keep from showing his strength.
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  • Carmen moved to the next stall to find the doe lying on her side, pawing at the ground and panting.
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  • But that lasted no more than a few minutes before the doe dropped to the ground and strained with another contraction.
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  • The last thing she remembered was the wet ground rushing toward her face.
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  • When his humor failed to bring a smile to her lips he crammed his hands into his pockets and stared at the ground.
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  • Dropping to the ground, she plucked a piece of grass and tucked it between her lips as she leaned back against the old apple tree.
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  • He reached down and grabbed her cane pole from the ground.
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  • She squealed and he lowered her feet to the ground, gently pulling her close.
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  • He hesitated and then ground out.
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  • His eyes flashed and he grabbed the front of her shirt, lifting her off the ground.
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  • She hit the ground like a sack of grain and scrambled away from him, gasping for air and rubbing her neck.
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  • The dogs scattered, leaving Brutus wounded on the ground.
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  • Ed was running beside her, and then a strong arm was plucking her from the ground.
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  • Too breathless to respond, she nodded, and he lowered her to the ground.
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  • Meanwhile, his people acted as the eyes on the ground to the regular military, most of which was exiled overseas after the war to prevent the divided political elite from seizing control of it again.
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  • He hit the ground with a grunt, one ear ringing and his face stinging from pelting, hot debris.
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  • He paced as men rose from the ground and trotted to him, counting as they came.
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  • His head dropped back against the ground in relief.
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  • They entered a tent, and she was thrown to the ground.
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  • The ground shook beneath them as the weapons hit the ground.
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  • The man beside Lana rocked back suddenly, pounding his gun on the ground as it jammed.
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  • Lana sank to the ground, too shocked to register what to do next.
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  • The ground beneath was rocky.
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  • She placed it on the ground and watched Jack wolf down the rest.
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  • While I'm searching the ground for footprints, you think you can find her using the technological powerhouse you're sitting on?
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  • The jets came from the west, beyond the river, a realization that didn't register until the ground shook under the impact of the first laser missile strike dropped.
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  • Another explosion flung her to the ground.
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  • The metal lair was much cooler than the air above ground, and water stained the walls on one side of the tunnel.
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  • He dropped to the ground.
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  • Brady threw himself down, rolled, and ran, taking cover behind a boulder as the laser missile exploded the ground in front of him.
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  • Lana twisted to watch it lower itself to the ground a hundred meters behind her position.
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  • He lay on the ground, still.
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  • They worked on him until she felt the helo descend and finally reach the ground.
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  • Rhyn ground his teeth, fury bubbling within him.
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  • Agony tore through him as will combated magic, and he seized on the ground, helpless.
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  • You are to find your way to the underworld.  When you are there, you will plant this in the ground.
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  • Rhyn uncurled from his position on the cold, wet ground.  He hadn't meant to fall asleep and didn't expect ever to wake up, not with the magic tearing him apart.  He looked around, disoriented.  The magic in his blood had stabilized as it did when Hannah and the angel were around, yet he didn't see them.
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  • Rhyn yanked the dart free and looked from it to the small welt forming on his arm.  It matched the welt on his other arm.  He gazed at his other arm for a long moment then strode to Toby's bag.  Snatching it, he unzipped it and dumped its contents onto the ground.  Alongside Toby's 3DS, a pair of clean underwear and socks, and gamers magazine was a small shaving bag.  Rhyn opened it, surprised to find a syringe and two small bottles, one empty and one filled with wine-colored solution.
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  • Katie dumped a few of the cubes into her hand with another look at Andre.  She drew a deep breath and tossed the cubes after Gabriel.  She stopped walking as the cubes hit the ground behind him.
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  • The ground beneath her rumbled suddenly, and she straightened, balancing herself against a tree.  Gabriel stopped ahead of her and Andre motioned her quickly away from the spot.
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  • She heard Gabriel shout something that was lost in the roar of the ground splitting apart.
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  • Andre ran hard for a creature that was already dead.  Katie chased him, terrified of looking back when the awful sounds seemed so close.  Only when the ground stopped trembling did Andre stop.
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  • The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld.  Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees.  Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field.  Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.
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  • Jared motioned him away from the door.  Rhyn stepped aside warily.  The full-demon tried to walk through, only to be thrown to the ground by an invisible shield.
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  • Ully was dropped to the ground at Toby's command.  He hurried back to the Immortal, worried he'd be hurt.  Ully was unconscious.
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  • The tree dropped, caught, and dropped him again, catching him half a second before he hit the ground.  He landed on his back at Ully's feet.  The scientist knelt beside him, one hand on his head.
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  • Life isn't supposed to hurt this much, she thought and sank to the ground.
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  • He knelt on the ground and closed his eyes, seeking out the writhing darkness of his demon side.  If the demons had the power to transform and fly, he could access his demon powers, too, even if the Immortal side of him was bound by Death's underworld.     "Berries," Toby commanded the tree before him.
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  • Suddenly, someone launched from the trees.  Deidre stopped.  Katie smashed into her and knocked them both to the ground.  Katie rolled and pushed herself up, missing the look exchanged between Deidre and the newcomer.
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  • Toby hauled Katie up and tugged her forward.  Katie pulled free and grabbed Deidre just as the earth beneath her collapsed.  Katie slammed to the ground, holding Deidre as tightly as she could.
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  • Katie said, rising.  The ground still rumbled, the trees surrounding both food cubes expanding fast and tearing up the ground in several directions as they did.  She looked around, irritated to find she'd caused a chasm to form between them and the direction they'd been running.
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  • Deidre and Toby stood.  Katie started forward, only for the rumbling ground to drive her to her knees.  Horrified, she saw the chasm form a rough circle around them, trapping them on a small island surrounded by football field wide trees and chasms too wide to jump.
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  • Katie stared at him, suspecting he'd lost his mind.  To her surprise, a branch wrapped around her body.  She yelped, shoving at it then went still as it plucked her from the ground and moved her across the ravine, dropping her off in the jungle again.
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  • Kris looked up in time to see Kiki crash through the canopy and plummet towards the ground.  Kris gasped and sprung forward.  A streak of black crossed his vision as a flying demon snatched Kiki out of the air.
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  • Suddenly, Hannah stopped.  Kris barreled towards her.  He glimpsed movement before he burst into the small clearing.  It wasn't until he leapt over the final hurdle – a massive fallen tree – did he see what stopped her.  One moment she stood with her back to him.  The next, she was on the ground, Rhyn's dagger dripping with blood.
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  • Rhyn looked up, and Kris charged him.  He knocked Rhyn to the ground, wrestling the dagger free, and lashed out.
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  • Magic shot through him, burning like fire.  Kris gasped.  Another blast, and he fell to the ground.  His body roiled with the demon magic, convulsing until the blow faded.  He felt himself hauled up by his neck and thrust onto the ground again.  His vision blurry, Kris could only see Hannah's beautiful blond hair.  Sorrow replaced anger, and he reached out, touching the soft wheat curls.
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  • He'd lost them all.  Lilith, Jade, Hannah.  Even Andre.  He'd not only failed every Immortal that ever lived, he'd failed the only people he'd ever cared for.  He lay on the ground, gasping as he tangled his fingers in Hannah's hair.
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  • Rhyn stopped and knelt, placing his hands to the ground.  Kris crossed his arms.  A blast of energized air swept over him.  Rhyn sat back.
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  • She pulled, and he ran.  Katie felt the ground shake beneath them as the demons pursued.  Several flew overhead and dropped directly in their path.  She stopped and shoved Toby behind her, drawing the knife Gabe had given her.  Before long, they were surrounded.
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  • The convent members who managed the Sanctuary had replaced the wall Rhyn knocked down with a row of brown tents that matched their dresses.  Rhyn eased between two of them, aware of Kiki's fading pulse.  He set his brother down on the ground and looked around wildly, hoping they hadn't sent Katie's Ancient Healer, Lankha, home to the underworld.
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  • But his play was as sharp as usual as he handled a hard ground ball to his left, cleanly gunning the runner out by three steps.
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  • Early on they had attempted to find some modicum of com­mon ground in the relationship aside from raw, physical sex.
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  • The boy shuffled his feet, looking down at the ground.
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  • As soon as the plane left the runways they were enveloped in clouds, and neither ground nor sky visible during the entire one-hour flight to Baltimore.
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  • The first sign of the ground Dean spotted was a rain puddle reflecting the glow from the lights of the plane as the wheels touched the runway—one, two, three times before the tired air­craft glided to the taxiway.
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  • Winston crossed over to Baratto with surprising speed and grabbed him by the collar, nearly lifting him off the ground.
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  • No. But he could have already parked it somewhere else, and then gone on to the camp ground.
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  • I had a couple of hoods break into my house and if I find out Arthur helped them find me, I'll personal­ly beat him into the ground.
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  • This must put you on a whole different ground with the lady.
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  • Although it was decades since Dean's Boy Scout days and he didn't relish the thoughts of bed­ding his exhausted body on the ground, he felt, in addition to sav­ing money, his chance of running into his quarry in a camp ground was better.
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  • Before Gibbons was out of sight, Dean slumped to the ground, with a look on his face that mirrored both of their disappointment that the man they were pursuing was now aware the two-man posse was closing in.
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  • At this speed he was sure he was gaining ground on the other biker.
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  • Alex dropped to the ground.
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  • When her feet touched the ground, she gazed up at him.
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  • Dropping to the ground, he headed for the house, leaving her behind.
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  • She opened her door and slid to the ground.
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  • Alex kneeled on the ground, looking at something and then stood.
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  • A rare late October snowstorm only visited a half day and the snow didn't stay on the ground long, but it made a serious statement.
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  • He helped her to the ground and then dismounted, leading Ed to the tree.
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  • Princess snorted and scraped the ground with a front hoof.
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  • Something was creeping along the ground — stocking, probably.
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  • She stood in shocked silence as the plane left the ground.
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  • Carmen caught her breath and put a hand to her mouth anxiously, but the foal scrambled up from the ground and shook herself.
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  • They crossed a small spring and Alex drew Ed to a halt, glancing down at the ground.
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  • She pushed away from the ground and began gathering the trash.
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  • He dropped her feet to the ground abruptly.
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  • The time my truck broke down, I said something that irritated him and he grabbed me by the front of the shirt and jerked me off the ground.
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  • Jim pointed at the ground.
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  • Carmen lowered Jim to the ground and took both boys by the hand.
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  • He hit the ground with a grunt and rolled over, staring up at Carmen.
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  • Alex vaulted the porch rail and hit the ground on the run.
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  • Just as suddenly, the earth began to buck hard enough that trees creaked and smashed into the ground.
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  • The ground still trembled, and trees fell in the distance.
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  • She dropped to the ground, senseless.
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  • Immobilized, fear rose within her as she watched the Black God lift Darian's bloody form from the ground.
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  • The ground rumbled more violently as the sun rose, until it began to split open.
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  • The ground beneath them moved suddenly, a low rumble that made the beds shake.
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  • Jenn released him and ran down the street, startled when the shaking ground knocked her down.
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  • The ground shook, and she caught him as he fell.
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  • Another woman lay on the ground near the youth named Damian, her shapely figure, porcelain complexion, and auburn hair indicating her beauty even in her sleep.
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  • The ground behind her made a sucking sound, and she scampered away, staring at the swirling earth.
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  • Damian inched towards it, planting his hands on the ground.
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  • He made his way to the rocky area near the hideout then crouched on the ground, watching.
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  • The building had been burnt to the ground, and the guardsman began the process of sifting through the ashes.
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  • The ground shook, and suddenly, all the trees around them began falling.
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  • He dropped to the ground beside them.
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  • Jenn leapt the last few feet to the level ground.
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  • His voice was soft, and he shook off the darkness before dropping to the ground beside her.
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  • I'm still digging out souls imprisoned in the ground by the Other in Ireland.
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  • Eyes on the ground, she retraced their steps until she found the circle she'd drawn.
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  • She stared at the ground in the center of the circle, emotions building within her.
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  • She snagged a few small rocks from the ground and approached the portal, knife in her other hand.
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  • She landed hard on the soft ground.
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  • Placing the rocks on the ground near the return portal, she looked around.
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  • Pulling a knife free, she dug into the dry ground, not expecting to find the treasure she'd buried so long ago.
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  • The ground dropped out from under her, and she arrived back into the mortal world.
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  • She lowered it to the ground, dropping it in a heap.
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  • Darian lowered himself to the ground and sat, draping his elbows loosely over his knees as he gazed at the obelisk.
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  • It was pristine and white, rising out of the ground like a natural formation.
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  • Distressed by the damage, he jogged to the central square, where smaller obelisks marking lesser immortal Houses rose out of the ground.
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  • Jenn held her ground when the Black God marched towards her.
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  • She flung a knife against the wall in anger then strode out of the Black God's chamber to the ground floor.
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  • Jonny broke loose, dropping to the ground.
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  • She chopped at his hand with one dagger, slamming the sword into the ground as she whirled and slashed his neck with her other hand.
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  • The guardsman on the ground rose, coughing and choking from her blows.
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  • Returning to the cell, she used the long-sleeved shirt to wipe the blood off her body quickly and then to clean the blades of the weapons she snatched off the ground.
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  • They hurried to the ground floor.
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  • The minute his feet touched the ground of the immortal world, he heard shouts.
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  • Jenn ducked a second strike, and Claire snatched the necklace from the ground with a triumphant smile.
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  • Charles let out a string of curses and dragged one of the guardsmen off the ground.
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  • The Other raised a hand, and Jenn dived to the ground as lightning ripped through the air towards her.
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  • Yully floated several feet off the ground, radiating power.
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  • Sprawled on the ground, Jenn stared at the pillar of roaring magic that replaced the obelisk, as if a cork had been loosened from the core of the immortal world.
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  • The vamp shook his head as he pushed himself up from the ground a few feet away.
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  • She balanced herself as much as she could with the rumbling ground and then ran straight into the magic.
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  • Jenn focused on the sound of her breathing and the placement of her feet on the trembling ground.
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  • The ground dropped out from under her, and she landed in the desert on her belly.
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  • White fire spewed from the ground upward, towards the sky.
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  • Jenn waited for the ground to stop rumbling before she stepped forward uneasily, gaze on the area where the portal was.
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  • His sight was poor enough that the moonlight hurt his eyes, but his other senses were strong after growing up beneath the ground.
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  • Was the tiny kingdom strong enough to help him seek his revenge against those who had imprisoned him beneath ground and killed his family?
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  • He dropped to a limb closer to the ground.
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  • The woman clenched his arm and slid towards the ground until she held only his wrist.
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  • She let go, dropping into a heap on the ground then vaulting to her feet and running.
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  • He hesitated before vaulting to the ground, unable to explain the quickening of his heart or the sense that the woman's teal gaze - the color of the eyes of Karyan nobility - reminded him of the home he hadn't thought of in years.
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  • It's several feet beneath the ground - -far enough for us to forget you quickly.
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  • It shoved Rissa's horse off the trail in its haste, where a branch knocked her to the ground.
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  • Rissa blocked the blow of the second and dropped, rolling as an axe split the ground near her head.
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  • Relieved, he pulled the blowing horse to a halt and grabbed Rissa by the scruff of her tunic, unceremoniously hauling her up and dumping her on the ground.
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  • Rissa held her ground until he neared enough to touch her.
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  • They flung him on the ground.
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  • Two guards pushed a large boulder near the rear of the stables to reveal a black hole in the ground.
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  • He clawed at the ground and began to weep.
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  • A guard's exclamation drew her fatigued gaze from its place resting on the ground.
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  • His anger burned too hot for him to face her, too hot for him to do anything but drive his wired body into the ground with activity.
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  • It is a sack-like tunic of white linen, with narrow sleeves and a hole for the head to pass through, and when gathered up round the waist by the girdle (cingulum) just clears the ground.
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  • The hills give the town a beautiful appearance, as the forest was allowed to remain closely embracing it, being preserved in the public ground named the Town Belt.
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  • Emigration is a comparatively new phenomenon in Sardinia, which began only in 1896, but is gaining ground.
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  • Nevertheless the idea of the value of improving breeds is gaining ground.
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  • The construction varies with the site, obviously with a view to the best use of the ground from a strategic point of view.
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  • After the political and territorial upheavals which marked the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th, all these concordats either fell to the ground or had to be recast.
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  • Upon the replacing of the Rump by the army, after the breaking up of Richard's parliament, Cooper endeavoured unsuccessfully to take his seat on the ground of his former disputed election for Downton.
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  • In 1667 he supported the bill for prohibiting the importation of Irish cattle, on the ground that it would lead to a great fall of rents in England.
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  • An able paper written by him to the king in support of these principles, on the ground especially of their advantage to trade, has been preserved.
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  • On the 24th of November he was indicted for high treason at the Old Bailey, the chief ground being a paper of association for the defence of the Protestant religion, which, though among his papers, was not in his handwriting; but the grand jury ignored the bill.
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  • The nucleus of the township lies on high ground to the east of the Edgware road, which crosses the Welsh Harp reservoir of Regent's Canal, a favourite fishing and skating resort.
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  • The principles of construction, the use of stone and cement are the same as in the "elliptical" kraal; there is no definite plan, the shape and arrangement of the enclosures being determined solely by the natural features of the ground.
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  • From a sick-bed, from which he never rose, he conducted this work with surprising energy, and there composed those poems, too few in number, but immortal in the English language, such as the "Song of the Shirt" (which appeared anonymously in the Christmas number of Punch, 1843), the "Bridge of Sighs" and the "Song of the Labourer," which seized the deep human interests of the time, and transported them from the ground of social philosophy into the loftier domain of the imagination.
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  • After all, the metaphysical theology of Descartes, however essential in his own eyes, serves chiefly as the ground for constructing his theory of man and of the universe.
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  • The true physical conception is motion, the ultimate ground of which is to be sought in God's infinite power.
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  • In 1557, however, a great flood caused the Tiber to change its course, so that it no longer flowed under the walls of the castle, but some half a mile farther west; and its old bed (Fiume Morto) has ever since then served as a breeding ground for the malarial mosquito (Anopheles claviger).
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  • For the scientific construction of a green, the whole ground must be excavated to a depth of 18 in.
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  • The objective ground on which he bases his system is the religious experience of the Christian community.
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  • The surface of the department consists of undulating and well-wooded plains, intersected by numerous valleys, and diversified in the north-east by hilly ground which forms a part of the mountain system of the Ardennes.
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  • It was an exciting chase of king by king, in which each covered the ground by incredible exertions, shedding their slower-going followers as they went, past Rhagae (Rai) and the Caspian gates, till early one morning Alexander came in sight of the broken train which still clung to the fallen king.
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  • They are harmless and inoffensive creatures, offering no resistance when caught; their principal means of escape being the extraordinary rapidity with which they burrow in the ground, and the tenacity with which they retain their hold in their subterranean retreats.
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  • On a similar occasion the disease returned; with difficulty he reached Hamadan, where, finding the disease gaining ground, he refused to keep up the regimen imposed, and resigned himself to his fate.
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  • During the owner's absence the house was burned to the ground, and all the papers and relics were destroyed.
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  • In planting, the tops of the bulbs should be kept a little above ground, and it is a commendable plan to draw away the soil surrounding the bulbs when they have got root-hold.
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  • They should not be planted on ground recently manured.
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  • He spoke at an important meeting upon this question in London on the 10th of June 1864, which laid the ground for the University Tests Act of 1871.
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  • The new hall (1876), the organ there, entirely his gift (1885), and the cricket ground (1889), remain as external monuments of the master's activity.
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  • Yet it builds its nest in thick bushes or trees at about a man's height from the ground, therein laying two eggs, which Professor Burmeister likens to those of the Land-Rail in colour.'
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  • The flood water brought down by the Shari in December and January causes the lake to rise to a maximum of 24 ft., the water spreading over low-lying ground, left dry again in May or June.
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  • The timid viscacha (Lagostomus trichodactylus), living in colonies, often with the burrowing owl, and digging deep under ground like the American prairie dog, was almost the only quadruped to be seen upon these immense open plains.
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  • Two days later, the national government occupied, with a strong force of infantry and artillery, the parade ground at Palermo used by the Buenos Aires volunteers for drill purposes.
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  • Two days of desultory street fighting ensued, during which the fleet began to bombard the city, but was compelled to desist by the interference of foreign men-of-war, on the ground that the bombardment was.
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  • He afterwards brought an action against Proxenus on the ground that he had robbed him of some money and plate.
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  • Thebes was forced to surrender and razed to the ground.
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  • Inland from the town there is also elevated ground, the Ovinehei.
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  • The single species, which is a native of western and southern Australia, is about the size of an English squirrel, to which its long bushy tail gives it some resemblance; but it lives entirely on the ground, especially in sterile sandy districts, feeding on ants.
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  • Its prevailing colour is chestnut-red, but the hinder part of the back is marked with broad, white, transverse bands on a dark ground.
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  • It burrows in the ground, but in other respects resembles bandicoots in habits.
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  • The limited knowledge which we possess of the original features of the ground within the area of the city makes a reconstruction of the topographical history of the latter a difficult task; and, as a natural result, many irreconcilable theories have been suggested.
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  • All that can be done is to form a continuous account in accord with the ancient histories, and with the original formation of the ground, so far as this has been identified by modern exploration.
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  • On the whole it is most likely that the Temple was erected by Solomon on the same spot as is now occupied by the Dome of the Rock, commonly known as the Mosque of Omar, and, regard being had to the levels of the ground, it is possible that the Holy of Holies, the most sacred chamber of the Temple, stood over the rock which is still regarded with veneration by the Mahommedans.
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  • The god was seated on a throne, every part of which was used as a ground for sculptural decoration.
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  • It was this remarkable fact which first led to the idea that, as the rainfall could not be accounted for either by evaporation or by the river discharge, much of the 90% unaccounted for must sink into the ground, and in part be absorbed by some underlying bed-rock.
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  • The saurians or lizards are numerous, chiefly on dry sandy or rocky ground in the tropical region.
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  • The tree breaks into thin stems close to the ground, and these branch again and again, the leaves being developed umbrellafashion on the outer branches.
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  • The ground below is perfectly bare, and there is no water.
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  • In old age they appear much ground down; particularly is this the case with women, who chew the different kinds of fibres, of which they make nets and bags.
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  • When Mr Eyre viewed the country from Mount Deception in 1840, looking between Lake Torrens and the lake which now bears his own name, the refraction of light from the glittering crust of salt that covers a large space of stony or sandy ground produced an appearance of water.
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  • Up to 1889 wages held their ground, although work had become more difficult to obtain, and some industries were being carried on without any profit.
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  • The soil is not very productive, although agriculture flourishes in the valleys and on the level ground; grain has to be imported to meet the demand.
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  • It was constructed with difficulty by embanking the river and raising the level of the formerly marshy ground, and was opened in 1858.
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  • To the north of the Meuse, and more especially in the low-lying ground enclosed between the Waal and the Rhine (insula Batavorum) lived the Batavi, a clan of the great Germanic tribe, the Chatti.
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  • Their land became a recruiting ground for the Roman armies, and a base for expeditions across the Rhine.
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  • Its preamble stated that its object was " to exterminate the root and ground of this pest."
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  • This treasure does not belong to me, for I bought only the ground; but when I offered it to my neighbor he refused it.
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  • I push the seed in the ground, water it, and wonder why nothing grew.
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  • When the night arrived, to quote their own words--He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them.
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  • When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
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  • All her skills were occupied simply keeping all four wheels on the ground.
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  • Once again the rear end was on solid ground.
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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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  • Frantically, she grabbed at the five-leaf ivy that covered the ground.
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  • A sharp pain shot through her ankle and a cry escaped her lips as she dropped back to the ground.
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  • Spencer shoved his hands in his pockets and stared at the ground.
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  • Royce snorted, unfolding his tall gangly frame from the ground.
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  • She grabbed a handful of the Bay's mane and swung to the ground.
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  • Cassie could feel them all watching her as she settled to the ground.
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  • That was when she noticed Old Charlie standing beside the house, the reins dragging the ground.
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  • The horse snorted and sidestepped, letting her fall to the ground.
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  • He took the blanket from her and spread it on the ground.
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  • You lower the tines until they touch the ground.
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  • I missed Betsy already and her plane hadn't left the ground.
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  • You're treading on dangerous ground.
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  • He opened the back door of the van and motioned Betsy inside as Molly lay inert on the ground.
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  • Darian was staring at the ground.
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  • Sofi dug her heels into the ground.
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  • The light faded from the vamp's eyes, and it slid to the ground.
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  • The energies of the things in the house were replaced by new energies coming from the ground.
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  • Xander, find me somewhere safe above ground.
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  • Somewhere safe above ground, with vamps who are loyal?
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  • Her tortured thoughts went to the thousands of men, killed by the only family she'd known, whose souls were trapped for eternity beneath the ground.
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  • Jule, can the souls of those long dead still be freed, even if they're trapped in the ground?
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  • Yully opened her eyes, suddenly aware she was floating two feet of the ground.
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  • The vamp's blow and magic threw her to the ground.
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  • It was dark, cold, and the shots hit the man with lopsided shoulders, dropping him dead to the ground.
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  • Deep holes in the ground, rimmed with black, pockmarked the shallow valley.
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  • A massive explosion went off, shaking the ground beneath them.
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  • She hopped to her feet and shoved Jule's arm away, pulling Darian to the ground beside her.
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  • She turned to see his gaze on the ground, his body braced as if for a blow.
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  • They smell like they spent years on the ground.
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  • The very thought of crawling into a dark hole in the ground caused shivers of ice on the back of his neck.
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  • Who's gonna mind the ship while you folks are poking around in the ground?
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  • Water seeped from the opening, spreading out in a sticky ooze that was quickly eaten by the thirsty ground.
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  • Dean examined the ground for tracks but the water, which while shallow, in most places covered the width of the narrow passageway and obliterated any footprints.
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  • Stones laid carefully on the ground gave additional indications of the correct egress.
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  • They knelt on a patch of dried ground in the opening of the carved alcove and examined the site.
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  • The ground was brushed clean.
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  • Dean sat on the ground next to the vehicle.
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  • In my younger days I slept on the ground half the summer, but old age makes you stiff.
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  • Cynthia gripped her husband's hand in a circulation-stopping grip as a deep dip bounced them to the ground.
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  • It looks like a hole in the ground that hasn't been touched in thirty years or more.
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  • With the exception of deceased Dawkins, Senior owning the property where the skeleton was discovered, Fred should be on safe ground limiting his research to the identity of the elusive bones.
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  • He cast his eyes downward, away from the brightness, and saw little except the ground in front of him.
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  • She was staring down at the ground and didn't see Dean.
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  • In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.
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  • Any clue how a hole in the ground equates to an evil soul?
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  • The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.
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  • He showed Gabriel the drawing of the different symbols with a sketch of the sun on one end and the ground on the other.
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  • She continued in that fashion until she was a good fifteen feet off the ground.
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  • Dropping the last few feet to the ground, she regained her balance.
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  • Making up ground, maybe.
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  • He rested her on the ground.
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  • The gaze of Darkyn's mate was on the ground.
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  • He paused near the crack in the ground.
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  • The girl scrambled up and approached him, eyes on the ground.
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  • Gabriel stood his ground as the demon strode to him.
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  • Alex stopped, pointing at something on the ground.
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  • Through the window she saw Alex vault the fence and hit the ground running.
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  • The throbbing sound increased and the chopper lifted from the ground.
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  • The minute he released her on the ground, she ran after Jonathan.
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  • Alex grabbed Carmen by the waist and lifted her out, standing her gently on the ground.
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  • If nothing else, it would put them on equal ground.
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  • Immediately she dropped to the ground.
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  • Alex fired twice more and the bear dropped to the ground.
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  • Well, personally, I'd like to see some little chicks scratching at the ground like their mother.
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  • They hit the ground hard.
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  • She forced herself to sit on the ground, to focus, to wish with all her heart to go back to Wynn.
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  • Deidre went and sat when they pulled her towards the ground.
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  • You hit the ground before I could catch you, he said.
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  • There was a traitor among the fifty-odd death-dealers he had above ground, and he'd assigned twelve-hour shifts to keep an eye on the apartment where he sent Deidre.
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  • He placed the soul on the ground beside him and drew his remaining knife.
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  • The soul sank into the ground.
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  • Rhyn stretched out on the ground of his cell to stare at the ceiling.
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  • She ground her teeth, on the verge of throwing her cup at the wall before her.
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  • She jerked as the ground lurched below them, lowering them slowly through the thick cement layers into a tunnel wide enough for a dump truck.
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  • He roared and slammed his fists against the ground.
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  • She saw dark figures jump from the top of the building across from her to the ground, unaffected by what seemed like a thirty-story drop.
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  • She dropped instinctively to the ground.
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  • They tumbled to the ground, one foot --she wasn't sure whose --knocking the amulet away.
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  • The ground was rocky beneath her hands and knees, the air chilled.
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  • Her legs were too weak to hold her, and he lowered her to the ground.
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  • Dean backhanded her again, following her to the ground.
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  • She choked back a sob and saw the glint of starlight off a knife on the ground.
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  • The scents of fresh bread and some sort of meat cooking nearly nailed her to the ground as she rounded the corner.
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  • Desolation, unlike anything she'd ever felt, made her want to sink into the ground and stay there.
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  • She gasped, hope racing through her as he dove toward the ground, switched to his human form in mid-air, and landed hard on the stony island.s ground.
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  • Kris strode past him and led him through the castle's ground floor, whose wide, carpeted halls felt nice on his paws.
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  • She hit the wall hard and landed on the ground, unconscious.
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  • He looked at the jaguar again and took another two tiny steps, as if testing her resolve to ground him.
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  • Toby began to panic and pull, and the jaguar lowered itself farther to the ground, planting its back legs and jerking the boy towards the forest.
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  • He changed forms in midair and dropped the half dozen feet to the ground, smelling Toby.s blood as he landed near it.
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  • He flew to the forest and shape shifted into a jaguar as he dropped to the ground, taking off through the forest.
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  • You said there is a weakness to the castle that will render the ground no longer sacred.
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  • Rhyn snatched his brother by the front of his shirt and slammed him into the ground.
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  • Rhyn slammed Tamer to the ground one last time, too incensed to notice his half-brother was trying desperately to tap out.
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  • He stared at the ground in front of him, heartsick.
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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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  • He dropped fast and changed shapes too soon, landing hard on the ground near them.
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  • He moved a short distance away to more level ground and lowered himself into a fighting stance.
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  • He dropped them onto the ground and crushed them with his heel.
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  • Rhyn sagged to the ground and watched Gabriel walk away and then disappear.
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  • Rhyn grabbed him and smashed him to the ground.
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