While sentence example

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  • I don't want you to drive while you're so tired.
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  • While waiting for the food to arrive, we were happy to sit and chat in the relaxing surroundings.
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  • She waited while he poured a cup of coffee.
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  • Can one be well while suffering morally?
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  • They stay awake at night while researchers work in the daytime.
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  • While there is life there is happiness.
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  • The stock soared while in the hope of a takeover bid.
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  • While the few may be for war, the many are almost always for peace.
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  • While talking to Tikhon he asked about me twice.
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  • While I thought it was going to rain after lunch, it didn't.
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  • While these things go up other things come down.
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  • While kings claimed they ruled by a divine right, dictators claimed their right to rule through might.
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  • I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
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  • We loiter in winter while it is already spring.
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  • Some might say something I consider even worse: It is inexcusable that some go hungry while you have so much.
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  • While we were in Boston we visited Bunker Hill, and there I had my first lesson in history.
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  • A coloring book and crayons kept her busy while they worked and talked.
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  • He got better while in the hands of the Spanish medical services who had undertaken to care for him.
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  • So while such an attack and its aftermath would not derail our eventual arrival at the next golden age, it quite possibly would delay it.
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  • Wait till he rests a while, and then he'll be in a better humor.
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  • While watching his flocks, he spent much of his time in reading.
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  • After a while he rang the bell again, very loudly.
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  • For a while he was kept in the general hospital at Allegheny.
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  • As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
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  • They came while we were eating breakfast, and my friends enjoyed them with me.
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  • We gave him something to eat a while ago.
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  • After a while they were left alone again.
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  • Mildred and I had our pictures taken while we were in Huntsville.
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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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  • So, we are told, the New Hollander goes naked with impunity, while the European shivers in his clothes.
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  • She returned to the group where the vicomte was still talking, and again pretended to listen, while waiting till it would be time to leave.
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  • Blindfolded, they knocked it around for a while until it broke, spilling candy all over the floor.
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  • While Simonides was outside, the roof of the house caved in and killed everyone.
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  • I promised to keep still while she went to the house to fetch it.
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  • When you bring the babies home, can I come stay with you for a while and help take care of them?
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  • It is not worth the while to snivel about it.
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  • Then it must have happened while I was asleep, he said thoughtfully.
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  • Once while I was calling on him in Boston he acted the most striking parts of "The Rivals" for me.
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  • The stupid smile, which had left his face while he was speaking, reappeared.
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  • And all he said--that it was necessary to await provisions, or that the men had no boots--was so simple, while what they proposed was so complicated and clever, that it was evident that he was old and stupid and that they, though not in power, were commanders of genius.
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  • Dorothy was nearly weeping, by this time, while Ozma was angry and indignant.
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  • He watched her while she wiped her hands, his expression unreadable.
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  • "If you please, your excellency, Petrusha has brought some papers," said one of the nursemaids to Prince Andrew who was sitting on a child's little chair while, frowning and with trembling hands, he poured drops from a medicine bottle into a wineglass half full of water.
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  • Processing aurally was familiar to Augustine while reading silently was revelatory, so noteworthy that he wrote it in his autobiography.
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  • And I would keep my little hand on her face all the while, because it amused me to feel her face and lips move when she talked with people.
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  • Then he remained silent for a while, and all at once looked cheerfully with his glittering, black eyes at Rostov.
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  • After a while the moving mass became agitated, someone rode past on a white horse followed by his suite, and said something in passing: What did he say?
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  • They sat her in front of a mirror while Felipa worked.
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  • He then went into the house, and waited while the teacher read it.
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  • He made me sit in his armchair, while he brought different interesting things for me to examine, and at his request I recited "The Chambered Nautilus," which was then my favorite poem.
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  • The flowers did not seem to give her pleasure, and she was very quiet while we stayed there.
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  • While he was thinking one thing in his brain, I was endeavoring to divine his thought in mine.
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  • He still looked ahead while Prince Andrew told him what he had seen.
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  • He now saw clearly the figure of a red-haired gunner with his shako knocked awry, pulling one end of a mop while a French soldier tugged at the other.
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  • At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
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  • Some of them were digging, others were wheeling barrowloads of earth along planks, while others stood about doing nothing.
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  • It is not worth the while to live by rich cookery.
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  • The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
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  • The eyes of all the soldiers turned toward the women, and while the vehicle was passing at foot pace all the soldiers' remarks related to the two young ones.
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  • Boris, in the accurate way characteristic of him, was building a little pyramid of chessmen with his delicate white fingers while awaiting Berg's move, and watched his opponent's face, evidently thinking about the game as he always thought only of whatever he was engaged on.
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  • From the left, over fields and bushes, those large balls of smoke were continually appearing followed by their solemn reports, while nearer still, in the hollows and woods, there burst from the muskets small cloudlets that had no time to become balls, but had their little echoes in just the same way.
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  • While you are under my roof, you will treat me with respect.
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  • Finally, when the poor see their income shrink while the income of the rich rises, they will buy into the system less.
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  • I could not be despondent while I anticipated the delight of talking to my mother and reading her responses from her lips.
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  • The first time I saw him act was while at school in New York.
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  • They passed over the pond toward Fair Haven, seemingly deterred from settling by my light, their commodore honking all the while with a regular beat.
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  • If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me.
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  • While he was getting down from the carriage steps two men, who looked like tradespeople, ran hurriedly from the entrance and hid in the shadow of the wall.
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  • A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
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  • While you and I never thought much of him.
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  • Next day, the army began its campaign, and up to the very battle of Austerlitz, Boris was unable to see either Prince Andrew or Dolgorukov again and remained for a while with the Ismaylov regiment.
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  • That instant, when Nicholas saw the wolf struggling in the gully with the dogs, while from under them could be seen her gray hair and outstretched hind leg and her frightened choking head, with her ears laid back (Karay was pinning her by the throat), was the happiest moment of his life.
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  • While saying this he never removed his smiling eyes from her face, her neck, and her bare arms.
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  • While Russia was well, a foreigner could serve her and be a splendid minister; but as soon as she is in danger she needs one of her own kin.
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  • He looked attentively at the carts in the yard and while going up to the porch took out a clean pocket handkerchief and tied a knot in it.
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  • But as the captain had the wine they had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and applied himself to the bottle of Bordeaux.
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  • Finally, the latest episode in Poland still fresh in the captain's memory, and which he narrated with rapid gestures and glowing face, was of how he had saved the life of a Pole (in general, the saving of life continually occurred in the captain's stories) and the Pole had entrusted to him his enchanting wife (parisienne de coeur) while himself entering the French service.
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  • While listening to these love stories his own love for Natasha unexpectedly rose to his mind, and going over the pictures of that love in his imagination he mentally compared them with Ramballe's tales.
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  • For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.
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  • While making a visit at Brewster, Massachusetts, she one day accompanied my friend and me through the graveyard.
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  • While not confining myself to any special system of instruction, I have tried to add to her general information and intelligence, to enlarge her acquaintance with things around her, and to bring her into easy and natural relations with people.
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  • I had more visitors while I lived in the woods than at any other period in my life; I mean that I had some.
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  • These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.
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  • It was worth the while, if only to feel the wind blow on your cheek freely, and see the waves run, and remember the life of mariners.
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  • It was a lake of rainbow light, in which, for a short while, I lived like a dolphin.
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  • As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice--once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
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  • They waited in silence while he skinned the fox, then followed the brush a while, and at length turned off into the woods again.
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  • While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally?
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  • There are such words as joy and sorrow, but they are only the burden of a psalm, sung with a nasal twang, while we believe in the ordinary and mean.
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  • A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
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  • It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
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  • You see yours is already an officer in the Guards, while my Nicholas is going as a cadet.
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  • Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
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  • Sonya trembled all over and blushed to her ears and behind them and down to her neck and shoulders while Nicholas was speaking.
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  • At first Kutuzov stood still while the regiment moved; then he and the general in white, accompanied by the suite, walked between the ranks.
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  • The fires and shouting in the enemy's army were occasioned by the fact that while Napoleon's proclamation was being read to the troops the Emperor himself rode round his bivouacs.
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  • The position we occupy is a strong one, and while they are marching to go round me on the right they will expose a flank to me.
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  • The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
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  • But after a while, just as a jury comes out of its room, the bigwigs who guided the club's opinion reappeared, and everybody began speaking clearly and definitely.
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  • The wet nurse supported the coverlet with her chin, while the priest with a goose feather anointed the boy's little red and wrinkled soles and palms.
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  • Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
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  • He wrote "800 rubles" on a card, but while the waiter filled his glass he changed his mind and altered it to his usual stake of twenty rubles.
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  • "It can't be helped It happens to everyone!" said the son, with a bold, free, and easy tone, while in his soul he regarded himself as a worthless scoundrel whose whole life could not atone for his crime.
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  • While the Grand Master said these last words it seemed to Pierre that he grew embarrassed.
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  • He was seized with alarm lest something should have happened to the child while he was reading the letter.
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  • Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
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  • What evil and error are there in it, if people were dying of disease without help while material assistance could so easily be rendered, and I supplied them with a doctor, a hospital, and an asylum for the aged?
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  • "Come, let's argue then," said Prince Andrew, "You talk of schools," he went on, crooking a finger, "education and so forth; that is, you want to raise him" (pointing to a peasant who passed by them taking off his cap) "from his animal condition and awaken in him spiritual needs, while it seems to me that animal happiness is the only happiness possible, and that is just what you want to deprive him of.
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  • His eyes glittered feverishly while he tried to prove to Pierre that in his actions there was no desire to do good to his neighbor.
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  • Rostov brought them to his quarters, placed them in his own lodging, and kept them for some weeks while the old man was recovering.
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  • "Go to the devil! quick ma'ch, while you're safe and sound!" and Denisov turned his horse on the officer.
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  • Having talked for a little while in the general circle, Speranski rose and coming up to Prince Andrew took him along to the other end of the room.
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  • Though he usually spoke easily and well, he felt a difficulty in expressing himself now while talking with Speranski.
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  • He did nothing, did not even think or find time to think, but only talked, and talked successfully, of what he had thought while in the country.
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  • Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
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  • From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
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  • And for the first time for a very long while he began making happy plans for the future.
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  • The countess, sobbing heavily, hid her face on her daughter's breast, while Nicholas rose, clutching his head, and left the room.
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  • Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.
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  • It hurt her to think that while she lived only in the thought of him, he was living a real life, seeing new places and new people that interested him.
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  • Boris smiled almost imperceptibly while listening to his mother.
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  • While Natasha was fixing her gaze on her for the second time the lady looked round and, meeting the count's eyes, nodded to him and smiled.
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  • They sang together and everyone in the theater began clapping and shouting, while the man and woman on the stage--who represented lovers-- began smiling, spreading out their arms, and bowing.
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  • While conversing with Pierre, Natasha heard a man's voice in Countess Bezukhova's box and something told her it was Kuragin.
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  • In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
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  • Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
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  • At that time while with his regiment in Poland, a Polish landowner of small means had forced him to marry his daughter.
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  • "Natalie?" he whispered inquiringly while she felt her hands being painfully pressed.
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  • One of Pierre's acquaintances, while they were talking about the weather, asked if he had heard of Kuragin's abduction of Rostova which was talked of in the town, and was it true?
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  • As the mazurka began, Boris saw that Adjutant General Balashev, one of those in closest attendance on the Emperor, went up to him and contrary to court etiquette stood near him while he was talking to a Polish lady.
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  • A fourth while seemingly overwhelmed with work would often come accidentally under the Emperor's eye.
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  • On seeing the hussars, the foremost began to turn, while those behind began to halt.
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  • But while Nicholas was considering these questions and still could reach no clear solution of what puzzled him so, the wheel of fortune in the service, as often happens, turned in his favor.
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  • The child cannot believe that the strongest and wisest of its people have no remedy for its pain, and the hope of relief and the expression of its mother's sympathy while she rubs the bump comforts it.
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  • Even before he saw her, while taking off his cloak, he heard her.
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  • While dressing, Petya had prepared many fine things he meant to say to the gentleman-in- waiting.
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  • But while himself remaining, he gave instructions for the departure of the princess and Dessalles with the little prince to Bogucharovo and thence to Moscow.
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  • Dron looked intently at the princess while she was speaking.
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  • For a little while he was left alone and involuntarily witnessed what was taking place on the other two tables.
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  • While the sea of history remains calm the ruler-administrator in his frail bark, holding on with a boat hook to the ship of the people and himself moving, naturally imagines that his efforts move the ship he is holding on to.
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  • For several seconds while the young man was taking his place on the step the silence continued.
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  • While waiting for the young man to take his place on the step Rostopchin stood frowning and rubbing his face with his hand.
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  • The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
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  • While Pierre, standing in the middle of the room, was talking to himself in this way, the study door opened and on the threshold appeared the figure of Makar Alexeevich, always so timid before but now quite transformed.
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  • While Pierre was running the few steps that separated him from the Frenchman, the tall marauder in the frieze gown was already tearing from her neck the necklace the young Armenian was wearing, and the young woman, clutching at her neck, screamed piercingly.
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  • What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.
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  • The convicts stopped when they reached the post and, while sacks were being brought, looked dumbly around as a wounded beast looks at an approaching huntsman.
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  • While one hand hung up the first string the other was already unwinding the band on the second leg.
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  • In one thin, translucently white hand he held a handkerchief, while with the other he stroked the delicate mustache he had grown, moving his fingers slowly.
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  • But there are laws directing events, and some of these laws are known to us while we are conscious of others we cannot comprehend.
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  • What would have happened had the French attacked the Russians while they were marching beyond the Pakhra?
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  • While still at a distance he heard as he rode the merry sounds of a soldier's dance song proceeding from the house.
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  • And after chatting a while longer, the corporal went away.
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  • Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
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  • While listening to the officer's report Konovnitsyn broke the seal and read the dispatch.
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  • Ten men, battalions, or divisions, fighting fifteen men, battalions, or divisions, conquer--that is, kill or take captive--all the others, while themselves losing four, so that on the one side four and on the other fifteen were lost.
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  • "There, they kept telling us: 'It's dangerous, it's dangerous,'" said the officer, addressing the esaul while Denisov was reading the dispatch.
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  • Destiny sat on Carmen's lap and Alex held her arm while the pediatric nurse inserted an IV.
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  • Carmen was making the bed while Destiny slept in.
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  • Lisa started to get up but Howard motioned her to sit still while he answered the door.
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  • That and the fact that Howard had paid no attention to her while she was choking.
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  • She followed while I waited for my wife.
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  • A missing girl fell through the ice and drowned while Howie helplessly watched.
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  • As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
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  • We've been in the dark quite a while, and you may as well explain what has happened.
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  • Once in a while I get broken up some, but I am easily repaired and put in good order again.
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  • He drove these to the pastures on the hills and watched them day after day while they fed on the short green grass.
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  • After a while, however, he gave the rope a quick jerk.
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  • "Very well, then," said the shah, "stay with me a little while and observe what you can."
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  • The shah sat silent for a while, as if in thought.
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  • The king himself was obliged to hide in the wild woods while his foes hunted for him with hounds.
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  • He took something like an oarlock from his pocket and fastened it to the stern of the boat; then with a paddle which worked in this oarlock one of the boys could guide the boat while the other turned the paddle wheels.
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  • There they might live in peace and safety while all the country round was overrun by rude and barbarous men.
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  • And all of the sweet-faced sisters and other women of the place listened while he sang again the wonderful song of the creation.
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  • While entertaining, they are never, ever correct.
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  • My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
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  • At one point, Tiger Woods got a dime for every box of Wheaties cereal with his photo on it, while the farmer was paid only a nickel for the wheat in that same box—and the farmer still made a profit.
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  • While diplomats create treaties, technologists help with their enforcement.
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  • While the right thing to do is never to drive drunk, be a smoker, or be a racist, occasionally war is the right thing to do.
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  • The milkers would let me keep my hands on the cows while they milked, and I often got well switched by the cow for my curiosity.
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  • He held me on his knee while I examined his watch, and he made it strike for me.
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  • I was keenly surprised and disappointed years later to learn of their acts of persecution that make us tingle with shame, even while we glory in the courage and energy that gave us our "Country Beautiful."
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  • Whenever it was possible, I touched the machinery while it was in motion, so as to get a clearer idea how the stones were weighed, cut, and polished.
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  • Mr. Gilman sat beside me and read the paper through first, then sentence by sentence, while I repeated the words aloud, to make sure that I understood him perfectly.
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  • One could have traveled round the word many times while I trudged my weary way through the labyrinthine mazes of grammars and dictionaries, or fell into those dreadful pitfalls called examinations, set by schools and colleges for the confusion of those who seek after knowledge.
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  • As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
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  • My teacher says, if children learn to be patient and gentle while they are little, that when they grow to be young ladies and gentlemen they will not forget to be kind and loving and brave.
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  • But Johnson, and "The Plague" and everything else must wait a few minutes this afternoon, while I say, thank you, my dear Mrs. Hutton....
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  • It is like a beautiful maiden, who always lived in a palace, surrounded by a magnificent court; while the "Iliad" is like a splendid youth, who has had the earth for his playground.
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  • I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
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  • Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
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  • Now her eyes are troubling her a great deal, and we all think she ought to be relieved, for a while, of every care and responsibility.
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  • But, while we were discussing plans for the winter, a suggestion which Dr. Hale had made long ago flashed across Teacher's mind--that I might take courses somewhat like those offered at Radcliffe, under the instruction of the professors in these courses.
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  • It never occurred to me that it might be worth while to make my own observations and describe the experiences peculiarly my own.
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  • When a psychologist asked her if Miss Keller spelled on her fingers in her sleep, Miss Sullivan replied that she did not think it worth while to sit up and watch, such matters were of so little consequence.
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  • This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.
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  • This morning, while she was washing, she wanted to know the name for "water."
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  • We went out to the pump-house, and I made Helen hold her mug under the spout while I pumped.
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  • Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots.
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  • I taught her the word "puppy" and drew her hand over them all, while they sucked, and spelled "puppies."
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  • You would be amused to see me hold a squealing pig in my arms, while Helen feels it all over, and asks countless questions--questions not easy to answer either.
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  • It gives her something to do, and keeps her quiet, which I think is desirable while this enervating weather lasts.
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  • The next day, while exercising, she spelled to me, "Helen wind fast," and began to walk rapidly.
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  • She fed the elephants, and was allowed to climb up on the back of the largest, and sit in the lap of the "Oriental Princess," while the elephant marched majestically around the ring.
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  • She was greatly delighted with the monkeys and kept her hand on the star performer while he went through his tricks, and laughed heartily when he took off his hat to the audience.
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  • One day, while she was out walking with her mother and Mr. Anagnos, a boy threw a torpedo, which startled Mrs. Keller.
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  • One day, while her pony and her donkey were standing side by side, Helen went from one to the other, examining them closely.
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  • I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.
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  • And the fact remains that she was taught by a method of teaching language to the deaf the essential principles of which are clearly expressed in Miss Sullivan's letters, written while she was discovering the method and putting it successfully into practice.
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  • In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
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  • It seems, however, that, while she was still suffering from severe pain, she noticed the movements of her mother's lips.
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  • She kept one hand on the singer's mouth, while the other rested on the piano, and she stood in this position as long as any one would sing to her, and afterward she would make a continuous sound which she called singing.
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  • My mother sat beside my little bed and tried to soothe my feverish moans while in her troubled heart she prayed, "Father in Heaven, spare my baby's life!"
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  • It seems worth while, however, to quote from some of her chance bits of writing, which are neither so informal as her letters nor so carefully composed as her story of her life.
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  • Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.
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  • I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is.
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  • To do things "railroad fashion" is now the byword; and it is worth the while to be warned so often and so sincerely by any power to get off its track.
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  • While you are planting the seed, he cries--"Drop it, drop it--cover it up, cover it up--pull it up, pull it up, pull it up."
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  • There we sat together under that part of the roof which leaked the least, while it showered and thundered without.
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  • Take shelter under the cloud, while they flee to carts and sheds.
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  • But he, poor man, disturbed only a couple of fins while I was catching a fair string, and he said it was his luck; but when we changed seats in the boat luck changed seats too.
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  • At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.
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  • It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other.
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  • Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
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  • I weathered some merry snow-storms, and spent some cheerful winter evenings by my fireside, while the snow whirled wildly without, and even the hooting of the owl was hushed.
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  • While men believe in the infinite some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.
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  • A severe cold of a few days' duration in March may very much retard the opening of the former ponds, while the temperature of Walden increases almost uninterruptedly.
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  • The phÅ“be had already come once more and looked in at my door and window, to see if my house was cavern-like enough for her, sustaining herself on humming wings with clinched talons, as if she held by the air, while she surveyed the premises.
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  • It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.
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  • He stood a little while before the glass, smiled, and walked toward the other door.
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  • Entering the drawing room, where the princesses spent most of their time, he greeted the ladies, two of whom were sitting at embroidery frames while a third read aloud.
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  • While the couples were arranging themselves and the musicians tuning up, Pierre sat down with his little partner.
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  • While in the Rostovs' ballroom the sixth anglaise was being danced, to a tune in which the weary musicians blundered, and while tired footmen and cooks were getting the supper, Count Bezukhov had a sixth stroke.
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  • While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
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  • Though in the new reign he was free to return to the capitals, he still continued to live in the country, remarking that anyone who wanted to see him could come the hundred miles from Moscow to Bald Hills, while he himself needed no one and nothing.
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  • The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
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  • Let us not seek to penetrate what mysteries they contain; for how can we, miserable sinners that we are, know the terrible and holy secrets of Providence while we remain in this flesh which forms an impenetrable veil between us and the Eternal?
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  • The old man made a departure from his usual routine in honor of his son's arrival: he gave orders to admit him to his apartments while he dressed for dinner.
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  • The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
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  • Your leg? shouted the commander with a tone of suffering in his voice, while there were still five men between him and Dolokhov with his bluish-gray uniform.
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  • He took the lighted pipe that was offered to him, gripped it in his fist, and tapped it on the floor, making the sparks fly, while he continued to shout.
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  • Prince Bagration screwed up his eyes, looked round, and, seeing the cause of the confusion, turned away with indifference, as if to say, "Is it worth while noticing trifles?"
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  • A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
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  • While he was speaking, the curtain of smoke that had concealed the hollow, driven by a rising wind, began to move from right to left as if drawn by an invisible hand, and the hill opposite, with the French moving about on it, opened out before them.
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  • Cannon and musketry, mingling together, thundered on the right and in the center, while the capotes of Lannes' sharpshooters were already seen crossing the milldam and forming up within twice the range of a musket shot.
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  • Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
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  • Prince Vasili mimicked the sobbing of Sergey Kuzmich and at the same time his eyes glanced toward his daughter, and while he laughed the expression on his face clearly said: "Yes... it's getting on, it will all be settled today."
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  • While the guests were taking their leave Pierre remained for a long time alone with Helene in the little drawing room where they were sitting.
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  • The little princess and Mademoiselle Bourienne had already received from Masha, the lady's maid, the necessary report of how handsome the minister's son was, with his rosy cheeks and dark eyebrows, and with what difficulty the father had dragged his legs upstairs while the son had followed him like an eagle, three steps at a time.
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  • "What devil brought them here?" thought he, while Tikhon was putting the nightshirt over his dried-up old body and gray-haired chest.
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  • "Devil take 'em!" he muttered, while his head was still covered by the shirt.
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  • On retiring to her own room, she sat in an armchair, her eyes fixed on a miniature portrait of her son on the lid of a snuffbox, while the tears kept coming into her eyes.
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  • A third was playing a Viennese waltz on the clavichord, while a fourth, lying on the clavichord, sang the tune.
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  • Casually, while surveying the squadron, the Emperor's eyes met Rostov's and rested on them for not more than two seconds.
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  • The cause of the confusion was that while the Austrian cavalry was moving toward our left flank, the higher command found that our center was too far separated from our right flank and the cavalry were all ordered to turn back to the right.
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  • In front he saw our artillerymen, some of whom were fighting, while others, having abandoned their guns, were running toward him.
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  • Those speeches were intended for quite other conditions, they were for the most part to be spoken at a moment of victory and triumph, generally when he was dying of wounds and the sovereign had thanked him for heroic deeds, and while dying he expressed the love his actions had proved.
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  • He was pressing one hand to his left side, while the other clutched his drooping pistol.
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  • She looked at Princess Mary, then sat thinking for a while with that expression of attention to something within her that is only seen in pregnant women, and suddenly began to cry.
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  • After a while he re-entered it as if to snuff the candles, and, seeing the prince was lying on the sofa, looked at him, noticed his perturbed face, shook his head, and going up to him silently kissed him on the shoulder and left the room without snuffing the candles or saying why he had entered.
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  • Bezukhov got off scotfree, while Fedya had to bear the whole burden on his shoulders.
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  • At first Prince Andrew read with his eyes only, but after a while, in spite of himself (although he knew how far it was safe to trust Bilibin), what he had read began to interest him more and more.
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  • While the carriage and horses were being placed on it, they also stepped on the raft.
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  • Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
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  • While still in the anteroom Prince Andrew heard loud voices and a ringing staccato laugh--a laugh such as one hears on the stage.
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  • This contrast weighed on and yet cheered him while she sang.
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  • "I must use my freedom while I feel so much strength and youth in me," he said to himself.
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  • While still at a distance he took off his cap and tried to speak respectfully, but he was pale and breathless and his face was angry.
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  • Only the delighted "Uncle" dismounted, and cut off a pad, shaking the hare for the blood to drip off, and anxiously glancing round with restless eyes while his arms and legs twitched.
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  • After a while "Uncle" came in, in a Cossack coat, blue trousers, and small top boots.
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  • After supper, over their cherry brandy, Rostov and "Uncle" talked of past and future hunts, of Rugay and Ilagin's dogs, while Natasha sat upright on the sofa and listened with sparkling eyes.
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  • She felt sorry for herself: sorry that she was being wasted all this time and of no use to anyone-- while she felt herself so capable of loving and being loved.
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  • While they were talking a maid thrust her head in at the other door of the sitting room.
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  • While they drove past the garden the shadows of the bare trees often fell across the road and hid the brilliant moonlight, but as soon as they were past the fence, the snowy plain bathed in moonlight and motionless spread out before them glittering like diamonds and dappled with bluish shadows.
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  • Zakhar, while still keeping his arms extended, raised one hand with the reins.
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  • After sitting a while, she suddenly hears someone coming... a sleigh drives up with harness bells; she hears him coming!
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  • "Now, Miss Sonya is sure to see something," whispered Dunyasha; "while you do nothing but laugh."
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  • On coming home, while his valets were still taking off his things, he picked up a book and began to read.
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  • Anna Mikhaylovna, who often visited the Karagins, while playing cards with the mother made careful inquiries as to Julie's dowry (she was to have two estates in Penza and the Nizhegorod forests).
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  • Anatole lay on the sofa in the study leaning on his elbow and smiling pensively, while his handsome lips muttered tenderly to himself.
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  • His mind was occupied by the interests of the center that was conducting a gigantic war, and he was glad to be free for a while from the distraction caused by the thought of Kuragin.
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  • But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
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  • An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
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  • Boris belonged to the latter and no one else, while showing servile respect to Kutuzov, could so create an impression that the old fellow was not much good and that Bennigsen managed everything.
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  • Then when the whole field was covered with smoke, two divisions, Campan's and Dessaix's, advanced from the French right, while Murat's troops advanced on Borodino from their left.
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  • While Kutuzov was talking to Raevski and dictating the order of the day, Wolzogen returned from Barclay and said that General Barclay wished to have written confirmation of the order the field marshal had given.
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  • The more the Russian army retreated the more fiercely a spirit of hatred of the enemy flared up, and while it retreated the army increased and consolidated.
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  • Only Malasha, Andrew's six-year-old granddaughter whom his Serene Highness had petted and to whom he had given a lump of sugar while drinking his tea, remained on the top of the brick oven in the larger room.
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  • In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
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  • She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband's lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
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  • Man can be master of nothing while he fears death, but he who does not fear it possesses all.
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  • While waiting in the reception room Pierre with weary eyes watched the various officials, old and young, military and civilian, who were there.
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  • For a while she had stood beside Sonya while the china was being packed and tried to help, but soon gave it up and went to her room to pack her own things.
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  • "I won't!" cried Natasha, with one hand holding back the hair that hung over her perspiring face, while with the other she pressed down the carpets.
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  • While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
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  • He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
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  • But he, my younger brother, had five little ones, while I, you see, only left a wife behind.
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  • They sat a little while downstairs near his room till they had left off crying and were able to go to him with calm faces.
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  • While a footman was lighting a candle, Toll communicated the substance of the news.
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  • While they were talking in undertones the crack of a shot sounded from the low ground by the pond, a puff of white smoke appeared, then another, and the sound of hundreds of seemingly merry French voices shouting together came up from the slope.
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  • For you'll admit that if we don't know for sure how many of them there are... hundreds of lives may depend on it, while there are only two of us.
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  • A volley was heard, and some bullets whistled past, while others plashed against something.
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  • At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, after locking the prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several of the soldier prisoners tunneled under the wall and ran away, but were recaptured by the French and shot.
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  • While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
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  • The place was a long way off, and while they were judging, what with one thing and another, filling in the papers all in due form--the authorities I mean--time passed.
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  • On his face, besides the look of joyful emotion it had worn yesterday while telling the tale of the merchant who suffered innocently, there was now an expression of quiet solemnity.
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  • At first while they were still moving along the Kaluga road, Napoleon's armies made their presence known, but later when they reached the Smolensk road they ran holding the clapper of their bell tight--and often thinking they were escaping ran right into the Russians.
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  • Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite--a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
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  • While the soldiers were shouting Kutuzov leaned forward in his saddle and bowed his head, and his eye lit up with a mild and apparently ironic gleam.
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  • It is hard for you, but still you are at home while they--you see what they have come to, said he, pointing to the prisoners.
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  • While they were strong we didn't spare ourselves, but now we may even pity them.
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  • "I've had an eye on him this long while," said the other.
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  • He attended to army affairs reluctantly, left everything to his generals, and while awaiting the Emperor's arrival led a dissipated life.
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  • Kutuzov raised his head and looked for a long while into the eyes of Count Tolstoy, who stood before him holding a silver salver on which lay a small object.
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  • He listened to her and felt only pity for her, for what she was suffering now while she was speaking.
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  • Doesn't he know that he is a man, just a man, while I...?
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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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  • While you were talking in the study I was looking at you, Natasha began, evidently anxious to disperse the cloud that had come over them.
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  • In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
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  • The universal historians give contradictory replies to that question, while the historians of culture evade it and answer something quite different.
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  • The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
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  • But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
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  • While the restaurant's interior is small, it is meticulously decorated and the coziness adds to the romantic ambience.
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  • There is nothing but beautiful scenery to enjoy while enjoying lunch or dinner.
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  • While rice, grains, noodles and dumplings are fan foods.
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  • Señor Medena came out and watched for a while.
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  • Carmen fed her a light lunch and she lay down to sleep for a while.
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  • I will watch for a while.
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  • She escorted him to wash his hands, talking all the while.
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  • Instead, he assisted her, his lips seeking hers urgently all the while.
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  • Lisa came home from the hospital the day before the funeral and Connie insisted on staying with her for a while.
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  • Connie had moved into the house for a while.
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  • They hadn't seen her in church for a while and they were worried about her.
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  • Maybe that would change, but it would take a while.
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  • A large rock beside the road provided a place to rest while she listened for vehicles.
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  • Yeah, you could get to it, but it would take a while, and you'd be subjecting yourself to thorns, ticks, snakes and about ten miles of the roughest country you can imagine.
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  • Now you just sit down and relax while I finish supper.
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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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  • While she would never have described her parents as over-protective, their devotion to their children was never in doubt.
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  • Why hadn't she realized what wonderful parents she had while they were still alive?
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  • I think I'll work in the garden for a while, after I get my chores done.
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  • While I'm out, do you need anything?
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  • Can you watch the house for me while I'm gone?
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  • I'll be over there in a few minutes so you can show me what needs to be taken care of while you're gone.
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  • It sounded like a good chance to get away from this house and the memories for a while.
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  • At the car, Connie hugged Lisa while Giddon impatiently held the car door open for her.
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  • Diablo. He's Yancey's method of relieving stress and getting away from us women once in a while.
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  • The destination of the path remained a burning mystery, but Tammy innocently tossed fuel on the flames with a chance comment one day while they were watching television.
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  • After a while Giddon and the driver emerged from the building.
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  • This time he followed the main road for a while before dipping off onto a well used trail.
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  • After a while they were riding around the side of a steep hill through tall grass.
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  • He was silent while she talked.
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  • There for a while I thought you never would again.
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  • Let him stew on that for a while.
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  • We both agree that you need to get out of this place for a while.
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  • Well, if he's under there, he's going to be stuck there for a while.
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  • "This really wasn't a good idea," he said after a while.
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  • All the while, the shadow was getting closer.
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  • After breakfast she started the l