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  • Why were you trying to call him?

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  • Nick was trying to wake her up so they could go to the mall.

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  • I wondered if she was trying to "make up."

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  • I thought your point was that I was trying to protect you.

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  • They were sitting around the fire and trying to keep themselves warm.

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  • He's trying to change, but it isn't easy.

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  • "Give me?" she teased, trying to lighten the mood.

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  • The boys lost no time in trying it.

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  • She cowered into her hiding place, trying to breathe softly in spite of her state of panic.

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  • She tucked the spot into her jeans, trying not to expose her tears.

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  • Having each some shingles of thought well dried, we sat and whittled them, trying our knives, and admiring the clear yellowish grain of the pumpkin pine.

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  • She opened the door and slid her legs out one by one, trying to avoid contact with the car.

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  • "Would not such a meeting be too trying for him, dear Anna Mikhaylovna?" said he.

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  • Are you trying to protect her now?

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  • Maybe Katie was simply trying to stay out of trouble.

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  • He wasn't trying to find out anything to protect her.

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  • Helen was lying on the floor, kicking and screaming and trying to pull my chair from under me.

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  • We're trying to get a fix on Mrs. Gustefson's cell phone.

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  • "Probably the Gargoyles are still busy trying to put out the fire," returned the Wizard.

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  • While she was outside having a pity party, he was trying to figure out what he'd done wrong.

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  • They learned that Chilon was a very quiet man, that he never spoke about himself, and that he spent all his time in trying to make his country great and strong and happy.

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  • The following chapter catalogs the difficulties inherent in trying to end war, which in the past brought misery and destruction and in the future could bring annihilation.

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  • People are always disturbing him, answered Pierre, trying to remember who this young man was.

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  • What were you trying to do, kill yourself?

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  • Be the kindhearted man you always were, she said, trying to smile though tears were in her eyes.

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  • All right, so he wasn't trying to hide his wealth, but he certainly did try to hide his family.

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  • So many autumn, ay, and winter days, spent outside the town, trying to hear what was in the wind, to hear and carry it express!

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  • How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?

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  • But you kept trying to take me from them.

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  • Howard was trying to find something on him.

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  • Three others were romping with a young bear, one pulling him by the chain and trying to set him at the others.

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  • Maybe Señor Medena was trying to ingratiate himself with Alex.

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  • Dr. Humason is still trying to improve my speech.

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  • After a great deal of tinkering and trying, they did succeed in making two paddle wheels.

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  • Dolokhov, after Anatole entered, had remained at the wicket gate and was struggling with the yard porter who was trying to lock it.

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  • I've been getting the feeling she is trying to break us up.

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  • What else has happened to make you think she is trying to break us up?

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  • I don't see how that's any different than you trying to protect me.

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  • Carmen woke to a crackling sound and sat up, trying to identify it.

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  • "First of all," Carmen said, trying to keep her voice conversational.

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  • I guess he's always been a part of me... one I've wasted most of my life trying to remove.

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  • The kitten looked at the horse thoughtfully, as if trying to decide whether he meant it or not.

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  • He'd be following shortly, trying to make it look like he was the injured party.

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  • Carmen stared at him, trying to follow his runaway thought train.

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  • Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.

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  • She was walking behind him, trying unsuccessfully to keep up with his long strides.

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  • She stammered, trying to think of an excuse why she couldn't go.

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  • "Where do you work?" she asked, trying not to sound overly interested.

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  • And maybe he wasn't trying to keep her from seeing the barn.

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  • He was trying to find incriminating evidence on Yancey.

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  • Princess Mary stopped at the porch, still horrified by her spiritual baseness and trying to arrange her thoughts before going to her father.

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  • She looked at him in dismay trying to guess what he wanted of her.

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  • He made a mumbling sound in confirmation of this, took her hand, and began pressing it to different parts of his breast as if trying to find the right place for it.

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  • Princess Mary pressed her head against his hand, trying to hide her sobs and tears.

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  • "Princess, for God's sake!" he exclaimed, trying to stop her.

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  • "You should go, go away at once, if you don't feel strong enough to control yourself," she would reply sadly, trying to comfort her husband.

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  • It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.

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  • "I will tell you this," he said, rising and trying with nervously twitching fingers to prop up his pipe in a corner, but finally abandoning the attempt.

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  • "Platon Karataev?" he repeated, and pondered, evidently sincerely trying to imagine Karataev's opinion on the subject.

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  • I don't know if he is actually trying to hide things, or simply doesn't know how to initiate the subject.

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  • Dulce was beautiful, but she would forever be trying to run his life.

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  • Destiny grew tired of trying to get her attention and finally went to her room to play.

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  • Destiny cried harder, clinging to her hands and trying to get back into her arms.

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  • You're trying to live like your parents, Carmen.

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  • Maybe he was trying to protect her, but more likely he was simply trying to conceal the problem.

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  • I'm trying to have a private conversation here.

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  • Why are you trying to get away from me, Litha?

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  • She stood for a moment, trying to remember what the smell was.

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  • Because he was trying to dig up dirt on me so she'd leave.

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  • What are you trying to do?

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  • "What sort of place is this?" asked the boy, trying to see more clearly through the gloom.

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  • Some one is trying to ruin me.

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  • Teacher's eyes have been hurting her so that she could not write to any one, and I have been trying to fulfil a promise which I made last summer.

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  • I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.

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  • Her success has been complete, for in trying to be like other people she has come most fully to be herself.

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  • She drew her wool down through the canvas and, scarcely able to refrain from laughing, stooped as if trying to make out the pattern.

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  • "I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.

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  • Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.

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  • Napoleon's historian Thiers, like other of his historians, trying to justify his hero says that he was drawn to the walls of Moscow against his will.

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  • Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.

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  • At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.

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  • Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good!

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  • Are you trying to protect me?

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  • Tammy was watching a children's show on television and Lisa was on the couch, trying to concentrate on her writing.

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  • Surely you're not trying to hide from me.

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  • She sauntered up the drive, trying to appear casual.

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  • He had only said that because he was trying to discourage her from prying into his business.

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  • At least he was trying to control his temper this time.

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  • She was staring at the cake, trying to find some fond memory to shove aside the pictures in her mind when Sarah walked into the room.

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  • If he was trying to prevent her from escaping, he was doing a poor job of it.

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  • He was in his chair, trying to control his curiosity, but she couldn't let it rest at that.

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  • Apparently her instincts had been correct when she suspected that he was trying to warn her.

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  • The building she had spent more than a month trying to get into and now was the site of an open house.

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  • She acted like she was trying to protect him.

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  • I was trying to research the buyer.

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  • She leaned back on the couch instead, trying to reassure him with a weak smile.

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  • I know you're trying to stay fashionably thin, but the truth is...

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  • She put the spoon down, trying to recapture the humor.

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  • He wasn't trying to be rude; he was merely fending off an uncomfortable subject.

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  • No. But if I were trying to defend my honor, you'd be the one I would choose to take up there.

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  • I've been trying to catch you since you left the lounge.

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  • Are you trying to get on my good side now?

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  • Was she merely a female to hold for the evening - or was this what he had been trying to tell her for so long?

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  • "Brandon," Adrienne gasped, trying to squirm free of his grasp.

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  • I'm sure he wouldn't want you to have a wreck trying to get there in a hurry.

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  • You told me you were tired of trying to scratch out a living from this ranch.

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  • And now you're trying to tell me that I don't fit into them either.

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  • Every day she worked in a frenzy, trying to keep him out of her mind.

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  • Are you trying to say that you're not happy with your success?

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  • I'm trying to say that it's all right to switch boats if that's what you really want.

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  • A woman your age ought to be looking for a husband – or already married, not chasing all over creation in pants, trying to act like a man.

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  • That wasn't the point she was trying to make, but maybe a man would never understand what she was talking about.

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  • Men get ideas when their wives are at home trying to be everything a man expects of them.

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  • As he joined her they squinted into the heat waves, shielding their eyes against the bright sun - trying to discern something of the shadows below the plume.

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  • Trying to get on my good side.

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  • He wasn't trying to force himself on me.

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  • He was trying to take the whip from me.

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  • He fired at another figure trying to force its way into the circle.

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  • As they walked back down the dune, she dragged her hand in a wavy line, trying to obliterate their tracks.

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  • She followed him for miles, trying to keep up with his long strides.

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  • He was trying to make it easy on her.

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  • The sun was trying to force its way through the curtains.

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  • Cassie asked, trying to make her voice sound friendly.

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  • So you were trying to buy the ranch.

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  • Why didn't you tell me instead of trying to trick me?

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  • I'm not trying to make excuses for his behavior.

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  • I'm trying to help you understand it.

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  • She said she forgave her father, and she was trying to.

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  • Are you trying to tell me he hasn't even noticed all that?

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  • I was trying to save enough money to get it repaired.

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  • Cade was trying to be accommodating, but sometimes he was as skittish about conversation as the cat was about being touched - and likely for the same reason.

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  • Was he trying to tell her she was acting like a fool?

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  • Was he trying to show his sister up?

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

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  • It was hard to tell whether he was trying to impress his sister or shock her.

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  • That and the time when I was trying to get the salt shaker from behind the stove.

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  • The next day Cade worked close to the house - trying to keep an eye on her, no doubt.

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  • I think you're trying to scare me.

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  • He was merely trying to get her to go out more.

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  • No, if you must know, he was trying to encourage me to get out and date.

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  • I wasn't trying to play macho man.

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  • He wasn't interested in marriage and he didn't want her trying to manipulate him into it.

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  • If you were trying to ask me to marry you, why did you act that way after we...

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  • I thought maybe that was what you were trying to tell me that day at the hay field.

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  • Of course I agreed though I had no idea how I'd accomplish the task and dreaded even trying.

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  • All I'm trying to do is get a handle on why his brain is doing this to him.

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  • Just trying to explain them can't do them justice.

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  • Betsy asked, trying to ease the tension.

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  • Betsy and Howie remained with me, each trying to out-nervous the other.

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  • We're trying to come to grips with our day to day problems like the rest of the masses.

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  • Now enrolled in college, he was dressing the part, as if trying to fit in.

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  • "Look, we did all we could do," I said trying to appease her as we shopped for new drapes.

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  • Never the less, we kept trying.

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  • I love you anyway and I've quit twisting your arm about trying to dig up the past.

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  • I'm trying to guess what he might do; put myself in his boots.

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  • You're not just trying to win that million bucks, are you?

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  • I tell Julie the nightmares must be from my past; ghosts trying to get out.

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  • I can't say for sure because I'm on the outside, trying to look in and trying not to get caught, but they've pulled the curtain closed on me.

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  • He stood there, trying to take deep breaths, knowing he'd lost his cool.

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  • When trying to move, we could see his limbs twist.

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  • He kept trying, and we learned later, he maintained contact for nearly a mile.

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  • I told him we were trying to trace the electric bike by its model but asked about checking hospitals.

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  • What else do you know about this guy, and maybe others we're trying to chase down?

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  • I'm on my own with a child, trying to make ends meet, the best I can.

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  • In this case, I didn't waste my time trying.

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  • I asked, trying to learn something of what transpired.

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  • "Martha," I said, trying to pull back.

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  • I've been trying to figure this guy's route.

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  • She can take Martha's place, trying to calm Howie down enough so he can nod off but keep beating on her the importance of keeping her mouth shut.

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  • While Martha was on the phone trying to get our air conditioning system checked, I had a few moments alone with my wife.

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  • What are your thoughts on my trying to see what happened to the entries in the million dollar contest?

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  • I'm trying to call in favors for information.

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  • Betsy continued, trying to sound normal.

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  • No; just trying to understand a few things.

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  • "We put the numbers in a certain format that makes it easier for them to analyze," I said, trying to sound like I knew what I was talking about.

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  • I was too busy trying to stay alive.

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  • We were a pair of sobbing women trying to console each other.

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  • "He's no friend of ours, Molly," I said, trying to pick up movement as I slowly drove by the site.

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  • We drove home with Betsy trying in vain to calm Molly down, telling her we weren't in any danger.

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  • I said, trying to sound indignant.

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  • He had this funny, prissy way of talking, old fashioned-like... using big words when he didn't have to, always trying to impress.

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  • I was trying to come up with an exit excuse when a gong sounded from above.

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  • I took a deep breath trying to control myself.

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  • I knew he wanted to remain close to Julie so I said nothing further about trying to go back.

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  • But I've been trying for days!

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  • I don't mind trying to make your day as good as you make mine.

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  • This man's look was considering, as if he were trying to memorize her features in case he needed the information in the future.

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  • She nodded, trying hard to recover from the latest surprise.

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  • Darian's popping in and out stressed her out, and she turned up the TV, trying to lose herself in a movie as she calmed.

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  • She looked unsettled at the idea of leaving her lab and looked around, as if trying to figure out what to take.

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  • His tone was unassuming, but his gaze was intent, as if he were trying to gauge if she recognized him or not.

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  • Um, boss, that Darian guy is trying to walk straight into the town.

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  • With a frown, she wondered why she'd never seen it before, why she wasted seven years trying to make things work with someone who couldn't hold a candle to the man she was meant to be with.

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  • Are you even trying to find Bianca?

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  • Just have worse odds, Jule said, trying not to let his own alarm show.

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  • He wasn't sure what her gift was or what she was trying to do, but he'd never met a Natural with her unique combination of power and strength.

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  • Jule turned to see the guardsman sit and begin trying to pull the arrows from his chest.

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  • He focused on it, trying to recall why he felt he should recognize the vamp.

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  • "In the alley, when you blasted me, what were you trying to do?" he asked.

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  • I've been trying to call your mobile.

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  • My daughter, Yully, has had a trying few days.

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  • In her defense, she thought I was trying to kill her.

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  • I was trying to … I don't know what happened.

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  • Jule was quiet, trying hard to remember something from before the Schism besides brief glimpses of Darian and Damian.

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  • You exiled me for trying to protect the mortal realm.

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  • Her father was dangerous, even if she didn't yet know what he was trying to do.

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  • Jule looked around Yully's room, trying to digest everything he was learning about himself.

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  • "I've been doing a lot of soul searching and am just trying to … be a better person," he said with a nervous chuckle and rubbed his mouth again.

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  • Look, Lacy, I'm not trying to be difficult.

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  • "I've been trying to call …" His voice trailed off as he took in her bloodied hands and the pills scattered all over the bathroom floor.

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  • I'm trying to help you!

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  • The others fanned out, and she suddenly felt like a lamb surrounded by a wolf pack trying to decide what to do with her.

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  • She wrenched away from both men and pressed the heels of her hands against her eyes, trying to stop the visions.

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  • His crying and shifting distracted her from the strange world around her and made her head pulse, as if he were trying to pry his way into her unwilling mind.

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  • Come on, Sofi, I'm trying to help you.

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  • Her head hurt again, this time from trying to digest what he was telling her.

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  • She gritted her teeth and turned to go, trying not to think of how jealous the idea of another woman made her.

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  • "I keep trying to entice you, but you seem immune to me," he teased.

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  • "I appreciate you trying to make me feel less nervous, but you shouldn't lie to me," she snapped.

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  • She approached and knelt a safe distance from him, trying hard to see into the darkness of the corner.

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  • Sofia stepped out of her way, trying hard to digest what she'd seen.

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  • Jule's going crazy trying to keep up.

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  • She's trying, Damian said.

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  • If Damian knew the woman trying to crawl back into his bed had helped murder his brother, her husband… She couldn't see him over the crowd.

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  • He's like a modern-day king who's in charge of the superheroes trying to beat down the evil villains.

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  • The brunette stood between Traci and Rainy, as if she were trying to broker a peace deal between two warring countries.

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  • She was trying hard to keep her fear away so she could figure out this new world.

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  • "You're trying to trick me again," she said with resolution.

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  • She pulled more of him into her, trying to identify the elusive flavor that left her intoxicated.

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  • If Gabriel had killed her while trying to save her, he'd kill the soul in her head, too, the one that damned Deidre to Hell.

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  • She was trying hard not to run.

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  • "I'm not about to be tricked into another bond or whatever it is you're trying to trick me into," she replied.

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  • Deidre took his face in her hands, hungrily trying to taste more of him as she explored his mouth with fervor.

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  • It didn't make sense that nothing could save the girl, or that Darkyn was capable of trying to.

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  • What part of her was able to live with not trying to help spare innocent children?

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  • Any thought she had of trying to make it here faded whenever she saw the desert or thought about how Darkyn manipulated her.

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  • "I guess what I'm trying to say is…" she drifted off.

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  • He wasn't trying to numb the pain.

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  • On her way to see Zamon, she stepped into an empty hallway before trying to call a portal.

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  • I've been trying to figure him out for the past few days and have no clue.

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  • I'm trying to do what I feel is right, and I'm terrified that you will hurt him.

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  • I've been trying to think of how to do that.

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  • Deidre stopped trying to control her tears.

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  • Are you trying to be nice?

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  • Stunned, she was silent, trying to digest what he was saying.

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  • I'm trying to figure out how I can want to be with him but not stomach what he does as the Dark One.

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  • "This is stupid," the girl finally said, trying to sound angry.

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  • They slopped forward, feet sloshing the muddy floor, no longer trying to avoid the water that oozed in rivulets down the narrow passageway, back toward the entrance, now out of sight behind them.

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  • David and Cynthia Dean had experienced little success in trying to secure a more formal arrangement for long term custody of Martha, managing only undocumented assignment as temporary foster parents.

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  • It was unclear if this action was prompted by Patsy Boyd herself or just some do-gooder trying to clear her desk of problems.

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  • Once clear of town, Dean drove along at a brisk clip, trying without success to engage Martha in conversation.

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  • Larkin asked, trying to look down at Martha and at the same time keeping a wary eye on Dean, who was ready to kill her.

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  • I just hope there isn't something truly important she's trying to tell us but is too afraid to say.

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  • She has enough on her mind trying to reestablish some relationship with her mother.

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  • Dean asked, trying to control the quiver in his voice.

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  • "Can you imagine Fred not re-reading Twelve Angry Men and trying to memorize the dialog?" he kidded.

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  • Probably a five buck parking ticket he didn't pay fifty years ago and he thinks they're still trying to hunt him down.

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  • Dean sat in the corner, trying to read up on Colorado law as it pertained to the duties of sheriff, but was drawn by politeness and the darkened room to view the exhibit.

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  • "If it isn't candidate David Dean," Fitzgerald said, not even trying to warm the ice in his voice.

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  • Dean was in front of Bird Song, trying to mow the lawn, still blanketed with the moisture of the now-ended drizzle when he remembered his promise to pick up Pumpkin Green and whoever else needed chauffeuring from the pool.

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  • What, are you trying to get me drunk?

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  • Just trying to get you mellow enough to tell me why you've got a bug up your behind.

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  • "Fred, we're only trying to help, not be nosy," Cynthia said.

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  • Both lay awake, trying not to disturb the other while neither slept until hours after the sun finally slipped around the corner to the other side of the world.

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  • He spent the whole evening trying to save my soul.

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  • But if the little bit I've got's not stopping me from trying to multiply it to something better, how can you be worried about this kid of yours?

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  • "I'm glad you're coming to terms with this business," he said, trying to sound nonchalant.

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  • "I imagine she'd have kept trying if the line was busy," Dean answered.

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  • We burned our bridges trying to get custody of Martha last winter.

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  • You're just trying to cheat us.

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  • They were too busy distrusting one another and, for whatever reason, trying to con the other out of the mine.

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  • I keep trying to tell myself that her not telephoning is a good sign.

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  • Dean glanced up, trying to catch his breath and spotted the mine portal before them.

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  • "Just poking around," Cynthia answered, trying a smile that wasn't returned.

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  • Whoever did that—changed our markings out of the mine—do you think they were trying to kill us?

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  • They weren't trying to kill us outright.

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  • I don't see the harm in Fred trying to find out whose bones Martha found.

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  • "Go ahead," Dean said, trying to hide the disappointment in his voice.

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  • I'm just trying to run an inn and keep the guests from killing each other.

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  • Some hick town newspaper said I was the best actor in the cast, but I think he was trying to be funny.

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  • He lost sight of her while trying to find a parking spot.

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  • He was trying to put a move on me, the silly man.

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  • She stared at him, trying to understand.

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  • We're just trying to find out who might be involved in covering up the matter.

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  • Ginger had—maybe is still having—an affair with her husband's brother, and if she isn't sleeping with their attorney it isn't because neither isn't trying.

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  • But the fact that some present-day person was trying to stop them from finding any answers somehow made the mystery more intriguing.

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  • "What will they be trying to do?" she asked.

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  • Cynthia scrunched close to Dean's ear, trying to hear the conversation, and offered a word or two as well.

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

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  • Dean tried to isolate the sound, looking frantically in all downward directions, trying to see a trace, a telltale puff of smoke in the gathering dusk.

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  • The road darkened as he entered the trees and he turned on his headlamps, trying to avoid the rocks and boulders that littered the roadway.

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  • With his hands free, he unfastened the larger flashlight and pointed it downward, trying to find a path level enough to search further, now absent the security of the totally expended rope.

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  • Then I slipped trying to rub mud on my pants to cover it up.

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  • "Just trying to get my thoughts in order," he grumbled.

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

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  • He was trying to get out.

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  • I'm just trying to get at the truth—not get anyone in trouble.

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  • So will you, trying to mush through the state's bureaucratic swamp.

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  • Personally, it wouldn't surprise me if metalman29 is one Dawkins trying to con the other!

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  • "Or," Joseph continued, "that skuzzy attorney who's been trying to make a play for my wife.

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  • "Where's Fred?" he managed to say, trying his best to keep his voice casual.

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  • Then he added, You might have better luck learning who's been trying to buy the worthless mine and who at Bird Song swiped the itsy-bitsy bone you found.

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  • She scrunched her eyes, trying to remember.

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  • She's just trying it for the fun of it—doing it on a lark.

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  • They continued to watch as the children began tossing small stones at their floating treasure, trying to halt its progress, when the sound of a horn startled them.

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  • I'm not even trying.

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  • I was just trying to stop him!

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  • "Don't talk foolishly," Dean said, trying to keep his voice light.

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  • We located where you were trying to sell it on eBay.

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  • Deidre went back to the pantry, trying to remember what human-Deidre ate.

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  • As she watched Cora, Deidre began to think she'd missed a lot over the past few months despite trying to pay attention to the human world.

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  • She joined them, trying to recall the reason human-Deidre came to these.

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  • She paused, trying to figure out what to tell him.

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  • "Gods, are you trying to test me?" he growled.

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  • She was trying hard to control her expression and the flush moving up her features.

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  • They're tearing apart our home, trying to find something they think can remove me from my position.

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  • Unable to sleep, Deidre paced, trying hard to shake the sensations clouding her head.

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  • If it was so simple, Andre wouldn't be trying to drop a hint without betraying the confidence of Deidre.

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  • She didn't understand what her instincts were trying to tell her, but right now, they wanted her to climb a tree to see the lake from above.

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  • You don't have to trust me, but I really am trying to help you.

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  • He liked trying to get a rise out of her, and he really did want to know where they stood in her mind and whether or not he had to worry about her running off to make more deals with Darkyn.

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  • But no longer, because she'd been trying to make sure she never lost him.

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  • This very building was the one Gabriel dived off of in an attempt to keep the terrified human from trying to kill herself.

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  • It lit up her features, and he saw the tiny fangs she was trying to hide.

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  • "I've gotta do a mind check," he said, trying to keep his voice even.

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  • He flung his head back, trying to remember the last time he'd felt some semblance of peace.

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  • In that moment, the demon lord reminded him of Rhyn when the half-demon was trying not to let his mate soften his mood.

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  • "Not sure why you're trying to help me," she said.

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  • Our path won't be easy, but we didn't spend thousands of years trying to be together not to take the chance we have now.

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  • If both of their mates disappeared, she saw them starting an all-out war rather than trying to find them.

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  • It might drive him to the very arms she was trying to slap away from him.

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  • Carmen asked, trying to establish identity.

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  • Whether he was trying to escape or attack Alex was unclear, but Alex reached the door at the same time the man did.

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  • Her stomach felt as if it were trying to crawl out her mouth.

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  • He squeezed her hand, his eyes desperately trying to tell her something.

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  • The worst thought of all was that Alex had been trying to help her.

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  • Was he trying to humiliate Lori?

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  • They said his pulse rate has increased over night, which might mean he is trying to wake up.

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  • It was frustrating to work with someone who didn't try, but if it had not been for him trying to rescue her, she might be the one on that bed – or in the morgue.

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  • He was trying to tell her something.

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

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  • He signed a quest of what was making her cry and she stared mutely at him, frantically trying to think of something.

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  • She pushed away from the wall, trying not to reveal her shame.

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  • I don't want to, she said, trying to rise.

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  • He was trying to communicate – to improve their relationship.

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  • You were trying to push me off the bed.

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  • The doctor says I can talk, but I think he is trying to avoid a law suit.

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  • And then, his face as she held his hand; he was trying to convey something.

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  • At the time she had thought he was trying to express his love.

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  • She was only trying to take care of her cubs.

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  • I worked for over an hour trying to talk.

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  • Maybe because I was trying so hard and consciously trying to make it happen.

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  • Alex twisted uncomfortably in his chair, trying to push back the emotions that memory invoked.

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  • Deidre closed her eyes and rested against him, trying to imagine what the last days of her life would be like.

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  • I'm trying to wrap up everything as fast as I can, Logan said.

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  • A competent, methodical assassin, she didn't make the mistake of trying to collect from someone not on the list.

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  • I didn't mean … you're really trying … um, and doing your best.

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  • Shaking his head, he walked once around the room, trying to determine where she'd hide something he needed.

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  • If I didn't know better, I'd say you're trying to keep a secret.

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  • Finding a mate wasn't a priority, not when he was trying to fix his world.

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  • We're trying to figure out what Darkyn is doing planting a shape-shifter demon on the mortal realm, Rhyn said, referring to the demon lord who wanted both their heads on pikes.

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  • Angry at him again, she realized she'd been trying to work up the courage to break up with him for weeks.

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  • Like, hooking up with a stranger at a bar like they did in movies and a few sex positions she'd been subtly trying to talk him into.

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  • A status check on their relationship, the one he hadn't told her he couldn't have, because he was trapped into mating with a formerly sadistic psychopath-turned-human he was trying hard not to kill.

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  • I did a shit ton of damage trying not to be Katie's mate.

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  • We're still trying to recover from the demon raids last fall.

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  • "This must be what it's like when Kiki's trying to school me," Rhyn said with a laugh.

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  • One of them was brighter than the others, as if trying to draw her attention.

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  • His head was titled to the side, as if he was trying to determine what was wrong with her.

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  • Maybe Gabe hurt Wynn while trying to save her friend from the demons.

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  • She wasn't sure which baffled her more: that he happened to have an apartment in Atlanta or he wasn't trying to talk her out of leaving.

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  • At that point, everyone was collecting, or trying to.

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  • He stopped trying to sort through everything.

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  • I was trying to figure out what was there, not to remove it, but to ensure no one else could either.

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  • She was trying hard to push away the gathering emotions that told her Wynn was not the man she wanted, needed him to be.

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  • You mean sociopathic, indiscriminate killers who can't sleep a night in their own beds without someone trying to kill them.

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  • I didn't realize things were bad enough between you and me that you'd trust the man who hurt you over someone trying to help you.

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  • Did you really come here tonight to start trying to win me over?

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  • He'd been trying to walk that fine line all night.

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  • You won't like trying to earn your way out of here, but I will.

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  • They had to be, because mankind had been trying to outsmart Death since the beginning of time.

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  • Trying to convince himself he was too angry to think straight, Jade shook his head and turned away.

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  • She shook her head, trying to clear it of the fog he'd placed there.

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  • He'd long since stopped trying to escape, knowing the magic of Hell and the Dark One was too old for him to break.

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  • One of you was always trying to kill me.

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  • He sat on a boulder near the entrance, as if he were the bouncer trying to prevent someone like her from exiting.

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  • His gaze lingered on her, as if he smelled her perfume and was trying hard to identify it.

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  • She rose, trying hard not to look or touch anything.

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  • The creatures had reached the top of the stairs and were looking around, trying to figure out which way she'd gone.

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  • I want to be happy and not worry about creatures trying to kill me or how often I'll be wandering into one of your massacres!

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  • "You're…" Megan trailed off, as if debating what to say while trying to figure out what was standing in front of her.

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  • His gaze slid to the floor, and he shook his head ever so slightly, as if trying to shake free an unpleasant thought.

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  • She'd been trying for years to have his voluntary service revoked.

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  • Isn't he in Hell for trying to wipe out mankind?

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  • She twisted, trying to see him in the dark.

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  • We've been trying to help put her through a good school for her advanced degree, so she can start working some place and make decent money.

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  • He was trying not to let the feel of Katie.s skin heat his blood, but her nearness and direct gaze lit him afire.

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  • Trying to be good.

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  • Without him, Kris felt as if he were alone trying to solve the world.s problems.

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  • It was rumored in Hell that Darkyn was trying to get your precious Katie.

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  • Kris looked at him sharply, suspecting his brother was trying to play on his emotions.

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  • She.d have to pray Rhyn didn.t drop by her mind when she thought of it, or when she was trying to figure out what to do.

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  • She entered the bedroom quietly to see Toby awake and trying to get an uncertain Lankha to play with his stuffed animals.

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  • I have no intention of trying to be Andre.

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  • Katie rushed to the door, trying to brace it.

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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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  • The sound came from behind it, as if someone were trying to open the door.

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  • Lilith was trying to destroy the Council.

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  • We.re trying to get a handle on who went to which Sanctuary and where else Immortals scattered to.

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  • Rhyn rested back on the boulder and closed his eyes to the rhythmic sounds of waves and Gabriel trying to kill the practice dummy.

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  • "Keep trying," she replied with a flirtatious smile.

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  • She'd given up trying to convince him they were real.

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  • It sounded very much like Evelyn was trying to tell her Romas could marry her off at his will when he pleased.

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  • She'd found them when trying to find the invisible bathroom door.

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  • "You told Romas I was trying to leave, and now he's going to-- " "I told him a member of his family freed me.

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  • Kiera bowed her head as she'd seen the sisters do, trying hard not to look guilty like she'd overheard his conversation.

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  • "You're trying my patience, woman," he said.

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  • Wondering what he was trying to prove, she took the sword and balanced it.

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  • You have some nerve to do all that and make fun of me for trying to fit in or ignore me when you do return!

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  • She looked at the control panel, trying to decipher any of the symbols.

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  • The strange sound continued for several minutes, and she trembled, trying hard not to think of what happened if she made it unscathed to the planet's surface.

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  • She struggled to understand what the images were trying to tell her.

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  • She pulled away from the warriors and dropped beside him, more comfortable on the ground than trying to navigate the shaking earth on her feet.

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  • Kiera said nothing, trying to think the best of her friend while anger stirred.

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  • Kiera listened, interested despite trying not to be.