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At the moment, artemisinin-based therapies are considered the best treatment, but cost about $10 per dose – far too much for impoverished communities.Seattle Times (Feb 16, 2012)
The minute stain on the document was not visible to the naked eye.
The committee worked in accord on the bill, and it eventually passed.
That confidence was certainly evident in the way Smith handled the winning play with 14 seconds left on the clock.
He directed and acted in plays every season and became known for exploring Elizabethan theatre practices.
“Lipstick, as a product intended for topical use with limited absorption, is ingested only in very small quantities,” the agency said on its website.
The scandal broke out in October after former chief executive Michael Woodford claimed he was fired for raising concerns about the company’s accounting practices.
In an unprecedented front page article in 2003 The Times reported that Mr. Blair, a young reporter on its staff, had committed journalistic fraud.New York Times (Feb 15, 2012)
As a result, the privacy issues surrounding mobile computing are becoming ever-more complex.
Spain’s jobless rate for people ages 16 to 24 is approaching 50 percent.New York Times (Feb 15, 2012)
A small French colony, Port Louis, was established on East Falkland in 1764 and handed to the Spanish three years later.
No one can blame an honest mechanic for holding a wealthy snob in utter contempt.Ingersoll, Robert Green
Scientists have been conducting studies of individual genes for years.
We had nearly two hundred passengers, who were seated about on the sofas, reading, or playing games, or engaged in conversation.Field, Henry M. (Henry Martyn)
He delayed making the unclassified report public while awaiting an Army review, but Rolling Stone magazine obtained the report and posted it Friday night.New York Times (Feb 11, 2012)
Meanwhile, heating oil could grow more scarce in the Northeast this winter, the Energy Department warned last month.New York Times (Jan 21, 2012)
Inflation has lagged behind the central bank’s 2 percent target, giving policy makers extra scope to cut rates.
After three straight losing seasons, Hoosiers fans were just hoping for a winning record.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2012)
In other words, Apple’s stock is cheap, and you should buy it.Forbes (Feb 16, 2012)
But the elderly creak is beginning to become apparent in McCartney’s voice.
Owing to these magic properties, it was often planted near dwellings to keep away evil spirits.Parsons, Mary Elizabeth
For a time, indeed, he had fancied that things were changed.Weyman, Stanley J.
As a psychologist, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.Scientific American (Feb 13, 2012)
When Brown pleaded not guilty to assaulting Rihanna, their violent past came out in court.Slate (Feb 16, 2012)
In 1863 he was appointed by the general assembly professor of oriental languages at New College.Various
His interpretation of many obscure scriptural passages by means of native manners and customs and traditions is particularly helpful and informing.Sheets, Emily Churchill Thompson
An attempt was made to ignore this brilliant and irregular book, but in vain; it was read all over Europe.Various
In many instances large districts or towns would have fewer representatives than smaller ones, or perhaps none at all.Clarke, Helen Archibald
Martello towers must be built within short distances all round the coast.Wingfield, Lewis
The funds are aimed at helping build public projects including mass transit, electricity networks, water utility and ports, it said.
The developers are now seeking approval from the landmarks commission.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
In 1929, Hubble independently put forward and confirmed the same idea, and the parameter later became known as the Hubble constant.Nature (Nov 15, 2011)
The circumstances leading up to the shootings was not immediately available.
Oil and natural gas constituted almost 50 percent of Russian government revenue last year.
Only last month did the men’s and women’s unemployment rates reach the same level.New York Times (Feb 19, 2012)
The central bank will start distributing low-interest loans in early March to individuals and small- and medium-sized companies affected by the flooding.
Corporations have to be more and more focused on instituting higher labor standards.Washington Post (Feb 7, 2012)
But authorities had rendered the weapon and the explosive device inoperable, officials said.Chicago Tribune (Feb 17, 2012)
To get traditional women’s accessories to appeal to men, some designers are giving them manly names and styles.New York Times (Feb 19, 2012)
Qualities such as these are not generated under bad working practices of any sort.Hungerford, Edward
Testing that theory begins Saturday night, as the Capitals take on Tampa Bay in another important contest.Washington Post (Feb 18, 2012)
Like American community colleges, admission at an open university is not competitive, but the schools offer a range of programs, including doctoral degrees.
At the same point in 2004 — as an incumbent facing re-election — Mr. Bush had taken in about $145.6 million for his campaign.New York Times (Feb 18, 2012)
“When I broke into the big leagues until a month ago, Gary kept in touch,” Mets third baseman David Wright said.Seattle Times (Feb 17, 2012)
More labor is entailed, more time is required, greater delay is occasioned in cleaning up, and the amount of water used is much greater.Hoskin, Arthur J.
Ms. Stewart said Mrs. Bachmann conferred with her family and a few aides after her disappointing showing on Tuesday evening.New York Times (Jan 4, 2012)
He had been granted entry into the White House only for the daily briefing, later that afternoon.New York Times (Feb 17, 2012)
But it is hardly necessary to dwell on so normal an event.Vinogradoff, Paul
The first Super Bowl in 1967 featured college marching bands entertaining the crowds at halftime.
Contracts with utilities will be signed starting next month, he said.
Too much praise cannot be given to the earnest and efficient missionaries who founded and have maintained this mission.Miller, George A.
It is a very important honey plant, as it yields an exceptionally pure nectar and remains in bloom a long time.Parsons, Mary Elizabeth
While each animal wandered through the maze, its brain was working furiously.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
Interior Department officials insisted that they had conducted an extensive scientific inquiry before moving ahead with the spill response plan.New York Times (Feb 17, 2012)
The knight was gallant not only in war, but in love also.Crothers, Samuel McChord
But though he listened he was not convinced.Reade, Charles
His surprising performance inspired an outpouring of fan adoration that has been dubbed “Linsanity.”Chicago Tribune (Feb 19, 2012)
Last year, the industry’s main trade convention, the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, organized workshops in Las Vegas focusing on lien laws and auction sales.New York Times (Feb 17, 2012)
He says many new drivers are terrified of motorway driving because they do not have the skills or confidence needed.
There’s something uplifting about hearing a string instrument when I’m feeling ragged or harried.New York Times (Feb 9, 2012)
Meanwhile, universities have raised tuition every year, putting many students in a financial bind.New York Times (Feb 20, 2012)
Teens ranting over chores and whatnot can often reflect deeper feelings of alienation or perceived uncaring on the part of parents.
Before Robert Barr publishes a novel he spends years in thinking the thing out.Anonymous
Instead, according to court documents, the money went toward furnishing mansions, flying in private jets, and retaining a $120,000-a-year personal hairstylist.BusinessWeek (Feb 1, 2012)
But the flames grew too large, compelling firefighters to call off the rescue.New York Times (Feb 18, 2012)
Clearly he would not venture to descend while his enemy moved.Strang, Herbert
On Friday, West Africa regional group Ecowas condemned the rebels, urging them to end hostilities and surrender all occupied territory.
Oscar Wilde, to do him justice, bore this sort of rebuff with astonishing good temper and sweetness.Anonymous
The business-oriented constituency of the Republican Party, Jacobs said, has been weakened by a faction bent on lowering taxes and cutting spending.
The female spider can choose when to cut off intimate relations by eating her partner, or kicking him out.Scientific American (Jan 31, 2012)
An autopsy has reportedly been undertaken but the results are not expected for several weeks.
Republicans need just four seats in the Senate to take control as the majority party.
In your talk you asserted the pill’s risks of blood clotting, lung artery blockage, heart attack and stroke are minimal.
Several pilots and crew members would have to escape at once, while safety divers watched, ready to rescue anyone who became stuck.New York Times (Feb 6, 2012)
“Today,” said the old man, “you must push through with me into my most solitary chamber, that we may not be disturbed.”Carlyle, Thomas
“Challenging yourself, playing up against stronger, tougher, and overall better competition will keep you humble.”Washington Post (Jan 17, 2012)
Some companies in the Globe District of Arizona have started extensive underground schemes for mining large tonnages very cheaply by “caving” methods.Hoskin, Arthur J.
Not one of his movements escaped her keen observation; she drank in every shiver.Wingfield, Lewis
Romney’s actually done well in open primaries where fiscally conservative yet socially liberal independents have backed him over his opponents.
There were wounded love, and wounded pride, and despair, and coming madness, all in that piteous cry.Reade, Charles
In the case of mobile connectivity, a rising tide does not lift all boats.Slate (Feb 9, 2012)
“Behaviours have changed and attitudes have changed,” Mr Taylor said.
He felt sure that if the circumstances justified it, the necessary proceedings could be taken.”Anonymous
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning and ordered flags flown at half staff.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
Thus far in our inquiry extraordinary merits have been offset by extraordinary defects.Ayres, Harry Morgan
A too rapid transformation of existing conditions might very easily lead to an economic crisis, symptoms of which are already beginning to manifest themselves.Vay, P?ter
Does that old notion that defense wins championships still hold up these days?Seattle Times (Jan 13, 2012)
And there might not be much money, so fashion shows are done on a much smaller scale.Seattle Times (Feb 17, 2012)
A formal decision to call off the search is likely on Wednesday, rescue officials said.New York Times (Jan 31, 2012)
“Economists assume that, under normal conditions, markets will allocate resources efficiently,” he added.
Old ideas, long after the conditions under which they were produced have passed away, often persist in surviving.Ingersoll, Robert Green
And with his backhanded contempt for all things ordinary, Blake is making some of the catchiest, most difficult music in recent memory.
He typed in “South Park” and took senior executives on a tour of Web sites offering pirated episodes.New York Times (Feb 8, 2012)
Aria pleaded not guilty, but he acknowledged that he had violated some laws.New York Times (Feb 18, 2012)
So far, the political turmoil has not appeared to have discouraged visitors, but prolonged strife could weigh on tourism.New York Times (Feb 11, 2012)
Speaking of science, he says, in language far in advance of his times: ‘There are two modes of knowing—by argument and by experiment.Adams, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport)
But such a distinction is quite external; at heart the men may be very much alike.Anonymous
Such an inclined passage following a seam of coal is known as a slope.Hoskin, Arthur J.
The authors found that when the available prospects varied more in attributes such as age, height, occupation and educational background, people made fewer dating proposals.Scientific American (Feb 13, 2012)
School boards may come to exert even greater influence over what students read.Forbes (Jan 23, 2012)
Those who managed to survive were later oppressed by Poland’s post-war communist authorities.
But eight men, however bold and stout-hearted, could not long contend with an enemy at least four times their number.Strang, Herbert
His remains were buried in Cannon Street, and a stake was driven through the body.Andrews, William
He toiled in the sweat of his brow, tilling the stubborn ground, taking out stones, building fences.Adler, Felix
Simon Wiesenthal’s parents are long since deceased, with his father dying in World War I and his mother perishing in the Holocaust.
Melancholia — the state of mind — can hide behind seemingly sunny dispositions.Seattle Times (Dec 28, 2011)
Mr. Gray railed against lengthy stage directions, saying he crossed them out in scripts before he would begin rehearsals with his actors.New York Times (Feb 7, 2012)
Each time he names cardinals he puts his stamp on Roman Catholicism’s future by choosing men who share his views.Chicago Tribune (Feb 18, 2012)
Mr. Estes was also well connected politically, boasting that the president of the United States took his calls.New York Times (Dec 10, 2011)
Well, safety advocates, consumers and the government dragged the automobile industry toward including seat belts, air bags, more visible taillights and other safety features.New York Times (Feb 19, 2012)
He bestowed public buildings and river improvements in return for votes.Gilbert, Clinton W. (Clinton Wallace)
It is being fired into enclosed areas and homes, the human rights group alleges.
He seems to have taken things easily enough, notwithstanding the sorrow and suffering that surrounded him on every side.Adams, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport)
He found himself in an enormous hall with a lofty ceiling.Blasco Ib??ez, Vicente
Department store chains in general have been strained in recent years as a ” multitude” of alternatives has emerged, all competing for customers.Chicago Tribune (Dec 28, 2011)
It was narrow and very steep, and had precipices in all parts, so that they could not mount upward except one at a time.Various
But Cain was already too far gone to heed the warning voice.Adler, Felix
A healthy person living in an unfashionable city with no student loans to pay off can get by on a fairly modest income.Slate (Feb 17, 2012)
Generalizations of this sweeping order are apt to contain only partial truth.Clarke, Helen Archibald
Another reason to display beds at an electronics show: consumers are apt to use high-tech devices while tucked in.New York Times (Jan 9, 2012)
Despite being held in the highest esteem by his fellow poets, Redgrove never quite achieved the critical reception or readership he deserved.
Mike Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has acknowledged receiving the memo but said he ignored it as not credible.New York Times (Dec 19, 2011)
It provoked a bigger reaction than we could ever have anticipated.
The farmer went down, his clumsy boots making no sound on the uncarpeted stairway, so careful was his tread.Woolson, Constance Fenimore
Health care providers and manufacturers can ascertain alternative treatment more effectively by tackling predicted drug shortage incidences early in the process.Forbes (Feb 13, 2012)
A recent study breaks down how graduates with various college degrees are faring in today’s difficult job market.Washington Post (Feb 17, 2012)
Some militia chiefs say they will only cede command of their fighters once an organized military and security apparatus is in place.
The river is a perpetual enjoyment, always something going on.Waddington, Mary King
While the decree takes effect immediately, it requires Parliament’s approval within 60 days to remain in force.
The wily Roc, never taken much by surprise, contrived to escape, but old Tributor and his men were all captured.Thornbury, Walter
Modern kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi are all members of the same species, derived from a single prehistoric plant variety.Slate (Feb 21, 2012)
But the tobacco industry and owners of other convenience stores say tribal cigarette manufacturing is just an elaborate form of tax evasion.New York Times (Feb 22, 2012)
Defence lawyers said the large number of forensic tests which had been carried out had failed to find any substantial evidence linked to the accused.
Adding to the precarious security situation, tribesmen kidnapped 18 Egyptian border guards along the frontier with Israel in Sinai Peninsula.New York Times (Feb 9, 2012)
As one teacher remarks about a troubled student, “There is no facile solution.”New York Times (Oct 11, 2011)
The Federal Reserve has pledged low interest rates until late 2014, citing in part the weakness of the job market.
In the United Kingdom and Europe the devices are not used unless the need is warranted by the patient’s medical condition.
He cried and trembled, sobbing, while they spoke, like the child he was.Weyman, Stanley J.
In horseback riding, a rider will give commands by squeezing or lengthening the reins and altering the position of his legs.
Dense black smoke rose in the distance as demonstrators burned tires in Shiite villages.
Melanoma globally afflicts nearly 160,000 new people each year.
His business had been all along steadily flourishing, his patrons had been of high social position, some most illustrious, others actually royal.Petherick, Horace William
One of the present bishops was consecrated when quite a young boy, and deacons are often ordained at sixteen, and even much earlier.Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
Mother, you see, is a very pious woman, and she attributes it all to Providence, saying that it was the Divine interference in her behalf.Various
There are vexing problems slowing the growth and the practical implementation of big data technologies.Forbes (Oct 21, 2011)
Once captured, the combined object will have a new center of gravity and may be spinning in an uncontrolled way.
Frustrating enough at ground level, but can you imagine the agony about a stranded, ever-soggier Oreo being suspended 11 feet above the ground?Washington Post (Feb 21, 2012)
Its bright scarlet fruits are conspicuous in late autumn.Anonymous
Having put him in ill humour with this retort, she fled away rejoicing.Coster, Charles Th?odore Henri de
Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters, two warships and bomb disposal experts will also be on duty to guard against security threats.Seattle Times (Feb 20, 2012)
The blare of bugles was heard, and a few seconds afterwards Jackson, still facing the enemy, shouted: “By Jupiter, they’re bolting, sir.”Strang, Herbert
His two companions readily assented, and the promise was mutually given and received.Keightley, Thomas
She watched over her husband, kept his accounts, held the family purse, managed all his affairs. Shorter, Clement K.
The survey’s margin of error was plus or minus four percentage points.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said last year it had sanctioned 39 senior officers for conduct related to the housing market meltdown.
Chu attended the special court-martial proceeding on Monday in Hawaii, Hill said.
Some exalt themselves by anonymously posting their own laudatory reviews.New York Times (Jan 26, 2012)
Rebellion broke out, and finally the aged Caliph, after enduring a siege of several weeks, was murdered in his own house.Nicholson, Reynold
He viewed the moths with malice, their fluttering wings fanning his resentment.Lyman, Olin L.
Advisers say new millionaires are prone to mistakes, like making extravagant purchases or risky deals with friends.
Carols had existed for centuries, though their popularity waxed and waned as different governments and religious movements periodically declared them sinful.
Deafening cheers rent the air as he landed; hundreds thronged around him to clasp his hand.Strang, Herbert
He venerated me like a being descended from an upper world.Blasco Ib??ez, Vicente
His campaign even issued a press release assailing other rivals for, in Mr. Paul’s view, taking Mr. Romney’s quote about firing people out of context.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
He was uneven, disproportioned, saying ordinary things on great occasions, and now and then, without the slightest provocation, uttering the sublimest and most beautiful thoughts.Ingersoll, Robert Green
As humans increasingly exploit the deep seas for fish, oil and mining, understanding how species are dispersed is crucial, Copley said.Scientific American (Jan 3, 2012)
One day overcome by exertion, she fainted in the street.Ingersoll, Robert Green
Then a match was kindled and fire applied.Warner, Susan
The grammar school here, founded in 1533, is liberally endowed, with scholarships and exhibitions.Various
The Arab League has already suspended Syria and imposed economic sanctions.
The letter claims pensioners are too often patronised, humiliated, denied privacy or even medical treatment.
There has been a great deal said in this country of late in regard to giving the right of suffrage to women.Ingersoll, Robert Green
An uproar ensued months after the approval, when opponents realized the online gambling measure had been slipped in.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)
He walked across the little bridge over the brook and at once his mood changed.Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley)
The gale was accompanied, as usual, by incessant rain and thick weather, and a heavy confused sea kept our decks always flooded.Fitzroy, Robert
Musing about the Big Picture may be a lot more gratifying than focusing on the details of the specific policies that aren’t working.
There’s plenty of humor on Russian television, though not much political satire; Mr. Putin put a stop to that long ago.New York Times (Feb 13, 2012)
Designing and building models that intrigue and educate without overwhelming has been challenging.Science Magazine (Nov 24, 2011)
Authorities said an autopsy found no indications of foul play or obvious signs of trauma on Houston.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2012)
More than one assassin was dispatched by the Turkish authorities to murder Napoleon.Various
The knaves lowered their weapons and shrank back cowering before him.Weyman, Stanley J.
He made his customary slick feeds to open teammates, but as is their wont, the Nets struggled at times to convert points on his passes.New York Times (Feb 20, 2012)
When probiotics flourish in the digestive tract, nutrients are better absorbed and bad bugs are held at bay, research suggests.Seattle Times (Jan 10, 2012)
For me, all novels of any consequence are literary, and they take their place, high and low, in the canon of English literature.
Some power beyond his comprehension was impelling him toward the neighboring city.Blasco Ib??ez, Vicente
Great employees often get more latitude to bring up controversial subjects in a group setting because their performance allows greater freedom.
Their number diminished sharply after Villaraigosa announced last week that he wanted protesters to vacate the grounds by Monday or be forcibly removed.Chicago Tribune (Nov 30, 2011)
“Let my epitaph be, Here lies Joseph, who was unsuccessful in all his undertakings.”Marvin, Frederic Rowland
“It were shame,” said Lancelot, “for an armed to slay an unarmed man.”Unknown
Heller fills in the blanks about Taft, overshadowed by colorful predecessor Teddy Roosevelt.Seattle Times (Feb 22, 2012)
This refinement appears in his works, which are full of artistic grace and dainty delicacy.Drake, Samuel Adams
“I’m surprised,” said Philip, cautiously opening fire, “that you were ever allowed to forsake your native land.”Hay, Ian
Utterly distraught, he ran up and down the bank, hunting for his clothes, calling, crying out, imploring, beseeching help from somewhere.Frank, Ulrich
His arguments, like Einstein’s, were qualitative, verging on highly philosophical.Scientific American (Jan 30, 2012)
Soon after we came to Pasadena, father bought an orange grove of twenty-five acres.Chamberlain, James Franklin
Frustrated after two years of missed budget targets, finance chiefs demanded Greek officials put their verbal commitments into law.
She will be joining an illustrious list of recipients that include Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Princess Diana.
You’ve probably also noticed that the telephone and computer are no longer the only devices on your employees’ desks.Forbes (Feb 26, 2012)
Throughout U.S. history, Americans have been fascinated by royal pomp — even on a movie screen.
“Let me go now, please,” she entreated, her eyes unable to meet his any longer.Hope, Anthony
Long before writing and books were in common use, proverbs were the principal means of imparting instruction.Preston, Thomas
I felt a trifle doubtful about the propriety of taking a short cut across private grounds, and said as much.Sutphen, Van Tassel
The building was consecrated as a Protestant Episcopal church in May, 1814.Faris, John T. (John Thomson)
His own share in the proceeds was about a hundred thousand dollars.Stark, James H.
But after flying for so many years, the idea of hanging up his sparkling wings is hard for him to fathom.New York Times (Mar 17, 2012)
The objective was to mobilize students from 18 high schools across the city to provide community services and inspire others.New York Times (Feb 5, 2012)
A few of the villagers came behind, clad in mourning robes, and bearing lighted tapers.Various
But given the bitter partisan divide in an election year, Democrats said they would never be able to get such legislation passed.Chicago Tribune (Mar 30, 2012)
One faction declared it would begin an armed struggle against the government of the United States.Slate (Feb 29, 2012)
In lesser hands the story about a young man who discovers life among the dead could be impossibly cute and contrived.New York Times (Mar 25, 2012)
Thus, after much more than two hundred years, the venerable building looks almost as it did when the first students entered its doors.Faris, John T. (John Thomson)
By contrast, Mr. Pei’s restrained design took time to claim my attention, particularly since it sat quietly next door to Saarinen’s concrete gull wings.New York Times (Oct 6, 2011)
He can’t trot down the street without being besieged by paparazzi.New York Times (Mar 18, 2012)
Singing and dancing are manifestations of what many Syrians describe as a much broader cultural flowering.New York Times (Dec 19, 2011)
Afterward, the leaders fought court orders to release records showing what they had done, drawing an uncommonly sharp rebuke from a federal judge.Washington Post (Mar 14, 2012)
The Free Syrian Army, an insurgent group made of defecting soldiers and based in southern Turkey, claimed responsibility for both attacks.New York Times (Nov 20, 2011)
His fiery rhetoric in support of limiting cuts to projected defense spending has surprised and impressed some of Obama’s toughest Republican critics.
The reason is that the vast majority of businesses are scrupulous and treat their employees well.
Company officials at Safeway said those replacement workers will remain on standby until the agreement is ratified by union members.Washington Post (Mar 29, 2012)
Though family members long suspected Evans, a local handyman who frequently hired local youths, the case stumped investigators for years.Washington Post (Aug 30, 2011)
Sarkozy has attempted to tone down his image, becoming more discreet about his private life.
These buildings were grand and stylized with intricate details and a bit of an imposing presence.Scientific American (Mar 5, 2012)
She turned toward him, her face troubled, her eyes most wistful.Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley)
Intensely mortified at this humiliation, the king fell sick, and henceforth his health failed rapidly.Various
That could precipitate higher interest rates that would ripple across the economy.Washington Post (Jul 27, 2011)
Success, real success, comes to the jack of all trades, a major premise handed down from pioneer days.Gilbert, Clinton W. (Clinton Wallace)
Affliction is allayed, grief subsides, sorrow is soothed, distress is mitigated.Webster, Noah
High doses can have adverse effects and even cause death.Seattle Times (Mar 26, 2012)
Nobody is really in charge, and decisions are made on whim and caprice.”New York Times (Apr 10, 2011)
Yet Fox needed all the strength that he could muster.Rosebery, Archibald Phillip Primrose
The United States Army developed a comprehensive plan to address problematic race relations in the 1970s, recognizing that they were hampering military effectiveness.New York Times (Feb 6, 2012)
Therefore he made up his mind to accede to his uncle’s desire.Streckfuss, Adolph
But, to fervent applause and scattered fist pumps from two sets of worshipers, he pledged to legally challenge the claims against him.New York Times (Sep 26, 2010)
Two antagonistic values may cohere in the same object.Anderson, Benjamin M. (Benjamin McAlester)
The military has historically been protected from civilian courts, with any crimes committed by soldiers being decided in closed military tribunals.
A certain austere simplicity was noticeable all over Longfellow’s house.Anonymous
“The recovering economy is bringing more people back into the market.Washington Post (Mar 22, 2012)
She belonged to the upper stratum of the profession, and, knowing it, could not sink.George, Walter Lionel
A conscientious hostess would be very much mortified if she served chicken out of its proper course.Reed, Myrtle
Sandra Nurse, a member of Occupy’s direct action working group, said police treated demonstrators roughly and made arbitrary arrests.Time (Mar 18, 2012)
Shopkeepers, exasperated at the impact of higher taxes and reduced consumer spending, are planning to close down for the day.New York Times (Feb 7, 2012)
Vacation homes typically conjure up dreams of blue skies, pristine sand and crystalline waters.Wall Street Journal (Feb 28, 2012)
The Count’s words were so ominous, so full of sinister meaning that for the moment he felt like crying out with fear.Hocking, Joseph
They are here erecting a fine stone edifice for an Episcopal Church.Clark, John A.
But despite racking up world titles, Olympic gold was eluding him.
An air of intense anticipation pervaded the General’s dining room.Burnett, Carolyn Judson
Mr. Horne accused the district’s Mexican-American studies program of using an antiwhite curriculum to foster social activism.New York Times (Mar 19, 2012)
“Children, children, stop quarrelling, right here in public!” admonished Mrs. Dering, in a low, shocked tone.Perry, Nora
If Republicans repeal the law, Ms. Schakowsky said, they would be “taking away benefits that seniors are already getting.”New York Times (Mar 19, 2012)
Foster was an extremely modest, unworldly, retiring gentleman.Rosenbach, A. S. W.
The models themselves are incidental on “Scouted,” merely empty planets around which revolve some fascinating characters and plenty more dull ones.New York Times (Nov 27, 2011)
American officials initially tried to resist President Karzai’s moves but eventually acquiesced.New York Times (Mar 9, 2012)
In fact, intense focus may be one reason why so-called savants become so extraordinary at performing extensive calculations or remembering a slew of facts.Scientific American (Mar 3, 2012)
More than anything, though, officials expressed concern about reigniting longstanding Mexican concerns about the United States’ usurping Mexico’s authority.New York Times (Mar 15, 2011)
The prisoners undressed themselves as usual, and went to bed, observed by the sentinel.Drake, Samuel Adams
At this time, home ranges of small rodents can not be measured with great precision, therefore any such calculations are, at best, only approximations.Douglas, Charles L.
Late Wednesday, Mr. Touré, the deposed president, spoke out from hiding for the first time.New York Times (Mar 30, 2012)
I am not a sentimentalist by any means, yet I abominate wanton cruelty.Stables, Gordon
This was one of the men who bring odium on the whole class of prisoners, and prejudice society against them.Henderson, Frank
The law of nature has but one precept, “Be strong.”Williams, C. M.
Other rules, as indicated in Mr. Collins’ book, concerned deportment, and demanded constant deference to superiors.Faris, John T. (John Thomson)
Armed rebels have joined the fray in recent months.
The actor was candid about his own difficult childhood growing up with alcoholic parents.Seattle Times (Feb 17, 2012)
What makes the galumphing hubby such an enduring stock character?Slate (Mar 26, 2012)
Imagine calling a famous writer by his first name—it seemed impertinent, to say the least.Watkins, Shirley
Many critics were less than enamored with the kind of “easy listening” Mr. Williams embodied, deriding his approach as bland and unchallenging.New York Times (Oct 9, 2011)
“Good heavens, do you mean to insinuate that I did anything crooked?” said Bojo loudly, yet at the bottom ill at ease.Johnson, Owen
He sought nominal damages of one dollar from each defendant.
The colonists asked for nothing but what was clearly right and asked in the most respectful and even suppliant manner.Judson, L. Carroll
Many viewers, bored by the languid pace of the show, tuned out early.New York Times (Dec 30, 2011)
I have heard lots of women simply rave about him.Kauffman, Reginald Wright
A hundred years ago, monetary policy – control over interest rates and the availability of credit – was viewed as a highly contentious political issue.New York Times (Mar 29, 2012)
“They may not be wishing to rush headlong back into the same sort of risks just yet.”
But conductors are no more infallible than other people, and once in a blue moon in going through a train they miss a passenger.Lynde, Francis
He used his most enticing manner and did his best to coax the little animal out again.Kay, Ross
He urged judges to resist the rigid guidelines and to write opinions explicating their reasons for doing so.New York Times (Jan 22, 2010)
Gaunt, starved, and ragged, the men marched northwards, leaving the Touat country upon their left hand.Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley)
Earlier in the day, however, his demise was watched by spectators with a morbid fascination.New York Times (Aug 16, 2010)
His detective work is fascinating and wide ranging.Seattle Times (Feb 1, 2012)
How they pacified him I don’t know, but at the end of two hours he had cooled off enough to let us go aboard.Quincy, Samuel M.
He made a considerable reputation as an accomplished painter of quiet pastoral subjects and carefully elaborated landscapes with cattle.Various
Some analysts expect Mr. Falcone, who is known for his dogged determination, to just continue to limp along while slashing costs.New York Times (Feb 15, 2012)
Although Gardner’s competitive appetite ebbed after 2004, other cravings did not.New York Times (Jan 28, 2012)
She later found work as a teacher’s aide in a Head Start program in Harlem.New York Times (Jan 12, 2012)
The king also has tried to appease public anger over corruption.New York Times (Feb 9, 2012)
The mayor has an executive order in place stipulating that all top officials, except those granted a waiver, live in the city.New York Times (Sep 22, 2011)
Bargain hunters and holiday shoppers are bad guys’ favorite targets and have little or no recourse when shoddy or fake merchandise arrives.Forbes (Nov 22, 2011)
All his goodness, however, will be of a forced, constrained, artificial, and at bottom unreal character.Hyde, William De Witt
“You called her ‘an interfering, disagreeable old woman’!” whispered Bertha with bated breath, glancing half fearfully at the door as she spoke.Vaizey, George de Horne, Mrs.
Already my passive dislike had grown into an active aversion.Oppenheim, E. Phillips (Edward Phillips)
An urban panorama is viewed from a high vantage point, a conceit used in topographic art to render vast perspectives.New York Times (Sep 30, 2011)
Friends and political allies are loath to talk about her, knowing the family’s intense obsession with privacy.New York Times (Aug 14, 2011)
The night was gloomy, dark, and wet; the soldiers, wearied with watching at the ramparts, dozed, leaning on their weapons.Sienkiewicz, Henryk
The owners, in turn, have called the lawyers shakedown artists bent on ruining their good reputations to extort money.New York Times (Jan 27, 2012)
For two days I tarried in Paris, settling my little property.Ford, Paul Leicester
Come on it’s just a cruel joke perpetrated by the airline industry.”Forbes (Dec 11, 2011)
Wishing to observe the rules of decorum she invited him to stay for supper, though absolutely nothing had been prepared for a guest.Sudermann, Hermann
Her luxuriant curly hair, restrained by no net, but held together simply by a flowering spray, waved over her shoulders in all its rich abundance.Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
It was the familiar cant of the man rich enough to affect disdain for money, and Wade was not impressed.Day, Holman
He turned to beckon the others forward with one hand, while laying the other over his mouth in a gesture enjoining silence.Breckenridge, Gerald
The old man’s fears were assailed with threats, and his avarice was approached by bribes, and he very soon capitulated.Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot)
An edict was issued by him forbidding any Christian to give instruction in Greek literature under any circumstances.Lightfoot, J. B.
Perplexed and disconcerted, I found no words to answer such an amazing sally.Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William)
Even the staging displays symmetry, with actors lined up on either side in formal precision.New York Times (Jan 24, 2011)
“Alas, no,” said Bergfeld, mournfully, “the day after the battle our brave soldiers were surrounded by overwhelming forces and obliged to capitulate.”Meding, Johann Ferdinand Martin Oskar
The Scottish throne was now disputed by many claimants, and the Scots asked Edward to arbitrate between them.Various
Instead someone shouts “Go” and he is bearing down on me and almost cleaves my shield in two with his first blow.
Some specimens will appear in the papers appended to this report.Various
An honest, quiet laugh often mantled his pale earnest visage.Turnbull, Robert
Hordes of puzzled tourists, many with rolling suitcases attached, poured down the staircases.New York Times (Jan 1, 2012)
In most instances, I have closed my visits by reading some interesting story or parable.Frothingham, Octavius Brooks
She remembers an upsetting incident when a headmistress chastised her for working too much.
On March 1st, a Turkish newspaper reported that the country’s intelligence service had foiled an attempt by Syrian agents to kidnap the colonel.
The heavy rain had reduced this low-lying ground to a veritable quagmire, making progress very difficult even for one as unburdened as he was.Putnam Weale, B. L. (Bertram Lenox)
But, he said, all coastal communities will have to grapple with rising seas.New York Times (Mar 24, 2012)
The mode of travel of the gentry was riding horses, but most people traveled by walking.Reilly, S. A.
Residents who fled in recent days spoke of the smell of death and piles of garbage drifting like snowbanks, casting a pall over the city.New York Times (Mar 7, 2012)
The maxim “All is fair in love and war” was applied literally.Thomson, Basil
Volume is down 25 percent from five years ago, and projections show even further declines, said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe.New York Times (Mar 22, 2012)
While our engineering prowess has advanced a great deal over the past sixty years, the principles of innovation largely have not.
Though composed amid the unromantic surroundings of a dingy, dusty, and neglected back room, the speech has become a memorable document.Herndon, William H.
He was perceptibly older, in the way in which people look older all at once after having long kept the semblance of youth.King, Basil
Testing is being touted as the means of making the U.S. education system competitive, even world-class.Washington Post (Mar 23, 2012)
Leigh Hunt bore himself in his captivity with cheerful fortitude, suffering severely in health but flagging little in spirits or industry.Colvin, Sidney
In 1854, as I have already remarked, Nicaragua was split asunder by civil war.Powell, E. Alexander (Edward Alexander)
It’s how Seattle won Sunday’s game in Chicago, scoring 31 consecutive second-half points as an impressive comeback became an overwhelming rout.Seattle Times (Dec 19, 2011)
He was prim and staid and liked to do things in an orderly fashion.Doyle, A. Conan
I can no longer remain silent in the presence of the schemers who seek to beguile you.Bolanden, Conrad von
Of course, none of these purported medical benefits have any grounding in science.Scientific American (Jan 28, 2012)
The people who make up this typical Gorky offering are drunkards, thieves, depraved creatures of every kind.Kilmer, Joyce
No matter how often she changed her will, she told me, that diamond pin was always bequeathed to me.Wells, Carolyn
Tails are often an enigma; many creatures have them, but scientists know little about their function, particularly for extinct species.
He’s an assiduous diary-keeper and regularly rereads ancient entries to check up on himself.
And what was of still greater importance, he could only obtain taxes and soldiers from among the vassals, by the consent of their feudal lords.Freytag, Gustav
He quailed before me, and forgetting his new part in old habits, muttered an apology.Weyman, Stanley John
Ms. Waters talked about how she had spent the day at an organic farm on the outskirts of Beijing looking at vegetables for the dinner.New York Times (Nov 14, 2011)
The cliffs are of imposing height, nearly three hundred feet: a formidable bulwark.White, Walter
However, I was not going to swerve from my word.Johnstone, James Johnstone, chevalier de
Protesters are girding for another police raid as several City Council members have called on protesters to leave.Washington Post (Nov 11, 2011)
We are not betrothed’—her eyes filled with tears,—’he can never marry me; and he and my father have quarrelled.Fleming, George
Most prospective homesteaders make the same mistake I did in buying horses, unless they are experienced.Micheaux, Oscar
In the family circle it was rarely adverted to, and never except when some allusion to the approaching separation had to be made.Werner, E. T. C. (Edward Theodore Chalmers)
This time it was not a request but a peremptory order to go at once to Cuba and undertake the work.Johnson, Willis Fletcher
He retraced his steps, and came to Cape Girardeau, in Missouri, where he remained some time, acquiring the rudiments of the English language.Anonymous
They then used models of global wind circulation to deduce which dust sources have become stronger and which weaker.
“I so much love cricket,” he said, shyly, in halting English.New York Times (Feb 22, 2012)
After all, we love nothing better than seeing the powerful and formerly smug dragged across the front pages in ignominy.
Bill O’Reilly and others picked up on the theme, summing up left-wing ideology as “San Francisco values.”Slate (Jan 19, 2012)
But too often the music sounded thin and pallid.New York Times (Apr 25, 2010)
But he was feeling deeply chagrined and mortified over his last escapade.White, Fred M. (Fred Merrick)
She had no right to obtrude herself into his life and to disturb it.Packard, Frank L. (Frank Lucius)
In an audacious operation that unfolded like a Hollywood thriller, the Navy Seals executed a daring raid deep into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden.New York Times (Sep 4, 2011)
But nothing that was said Tuesday can be construed as good news.Washington Post (Sep 14, 2011)
Sometimes they drive their teams through unsettled country, without roads, swimming and fording streams, clearing away obstructions, and camping where night overtakes them.Folsom, William Henry Carman
Fragrant coffee, light rolls, fresh butter, ham and eggs, fried crocuses and soft crabs, formed the repast.Reid, Mayne
He found his unionized warehouse job after a stint working for his father, an accountant.New York Times (Mar 21, 2012)
The little church has an ancient fresco of St. Christopher, placed, as usual, opposite the entrance.Conybeare, Edward
Perhaps he thinks an engaged young lady should be demure and dutiful, having no eyes or ears for any one except her betrothed.Harland, Marion
They bought a log chain, and lumber for a door; the window frames were hewed from logs.Daughters of the American Revolution. Nebraska
How many of the world’s problems would be solved, or at least greatly reduced, if women had true parity with men?New York Times (Dec 15, 2011)
He was well liked and respected in these islands, for his affable manners had obtained for him much popularity.Various
All was going well, but slowly, the time taken for the last few feet seeming to be interminable.Cumberland, Barlow
In addition great material losses were inflicted: seven hundred houses were destroyed, six hundred stores pillaged, and thousands of families utterly ruined.Straus, Oscar S.
Mr. Harding had strong forebodings that the trouble, so far from being ended, was only just beginning.Marsh, Richard
In the distance heavy artillery was growling, and high explosive shells were bursting with a violence that seemed to rend the sky.Tracy, Louis
With businesses shut, fields untended and fishing abandoned many have lost their livelihoods as well as their homes, our correspondent says.
To Mr. Gompers’ courteous letter Czar Gary did not deign to reply.Foster, William Z.
Her admirers were capricious, returning to her at times, and then holding aloof again; and as for suitors, they entirely disappeared.Schubin, Ossip
The fact was so stupendous that Terry felt almost frightened over the great good fortune.Sabin, Edwin L. (Edwin Legrand)
The wheat, being heavy, falls, while the chaff is blown away.Starr, Frederick
In other words, one of our most essential abilities as humans–reading–is the product of a combination of innate and learned traits.
He stood still, seemingly lost in reverie, and quite oblivious to the group about him.Frey, Hildegard G. (Hildegard Gertrude)
Here were many fierce and bitter wrangles over vexed questions, turbulent scenes, displays of sectional feelings.Raymond, Evelyn
The disruptive power of tree roots, growing in the crevices of rocks, is well known.Various
This already-exhaustive book is studded with diary entries, academic papers and other ostensible evidence that its fictitious stories of destruction are true.New York Times (Jun 6, 2010)
Was it for them to follow the craven footsteps of a cowardly generation?Robinson, Victor
Now, there was no vestige of vegetation; no living thing.Hopkins, William John
Tellingly, Ms. Liao said she had great difficulty finding three actors willing to plumb their own personalities.New York Times (Jun 1, 2011)
No questions were asked, and few indeed were the words spoken, his reticent manner preventing any undue familiarity.Maclean, John
A longtime colleague, Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan, noted Kelly’s old-school charms, punctuated by his propensity for bow ties and smart suits.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2012)
He chided reporters as having “stalked” family members, demanding that his relatives be left alone.New York Times (Nov 8, 2011)
He said Islam should not be equated with terrorism or the kind of violence espoused by Bin Laden.
Clothed in fine raiment and faring sumptuously every day, he soon developed into a handsome lad.Oxley, J. Macdonald (James Macdonald)
There are some very courageous and intrepid reporters in Afghanistan, including some who work for American media outlets.
The Baron was less conscientious, for he ate more beefsteak than was seemly, and talked a great deal of stupid nonsense, as was his wont.Hoffmann, Ernst Theordor Wilhelm
Our boy was scared and confused; we tried to allay his fears.New York Times (Mar 30, 2012)
She had lost her composure, her breath came in fitful, uneven gasps, and as she sat there she pressed one hand over her heart.Davis, Owen
Another report today showed home prices fell more than forecast in November, eroding the wealth of families as they seek to rebuild savings.
His conversation was unaffectedly simple and frank; his language natural; always abounding in curious anecdotes.Conway, Moncure Daniel
Folengo’s next production was the Orlandino, an Italian poem of eight cantos, written in rhymed octaves.Various
Time and again humans have domesticated wild , producing tame individuals with softer appearances and more docile temperaments, such as dogs and guinea pigs.Scientific American (Jan 25, 2012)
Ms. Paul herself noted that “glib talk about appreciating dyslexia as a ‘gift’ is unhelpful at best and patronizing at worst.”New York Times (Feb 6, 2012)
The coast, once teeming with traffic, is now lonely and deserted.Mahaffy, J. P.
An atmosphere of distrust, suspicion and fear can cause workers to feel estranged from one another, Dr. Wright has written.New York Times (Jan 28, 2012)
Public spats are rare in the asset-management industry, where companies typically resolve disputes behind closed doors.
Meadow larks, as you have undoubtedly noticed, warble many different songs.Barrett, R. E.
Nevertheless, before going to meet Samuel, she assumed a calm and dignified mien.Kraszewski, Jo?zef Ignacy
His appetite was not sated by any means, but he knew the danger of overloading his stomach, so he stopped.Dewey, Edward Hooker
Each posited that the blue-collar Democratic constituency rooted in the New Deal had grown increasingly conservative, alienated from “big government.”New York Times (Jan 14, 2012)
Respectable ladies, long resident, wearing black poke bonnets and camel’s-hair shawls, lifted their patrician eyebrows with disapproval.Brooks, Charles Stephen
The boys asked a few guarded questions, but gained no information whatever, their questions being parried in every instance.Mears, James R.
In particular, modern medical practitioners are coming around to the idea that certain illnesses cannot be reduced to one isolatable, treatable cause.Nature (Dec 21, 2011)
Overcasting is done by taking loose stitches over the raw edge of the cloth, to keep it from ravelling or fraying.Ontario. Ministry of Education
Many lived in dilapidated apartments with leaky pipes, broken windows, rooms full of mold, and walls infested with cockroaches and rats.New York Times (Jul 28, 2011)
He knew that men were actuated by other motives, good and bad, than self-interest.Blease, Walter Lyon
But Blake, being surly and quarrelsome even when sober, gave the lapel a savage jerk, and reached out with his other hand.Chisholm, A. M. (Arthur Murray)
Patients convalescing from pneumonia were evacuated to England or given Base Duty.Jahns, Lewis E.
The storm clobbered many communities still recovering from the flooding two months ago caused by Hurricane Irene, leaving weary homeowners exhausted and demoralized.Washington Post (Nov 1, 2011)
As the rhetoric heated up inside, the violence outside devolved into chaos.
Every one exerted himself not only without murmuring and discontent, but even with an alacrity which almost approached to cheerfulness.Kippis, Andrew
Low rates have also led retail brokerages to waive fees on money market funds to avoid negative returns for their clients.
He must rush off to see his people, who no doubt were quite confounded by his unwonted energy.Speed, Nell
Outwardly quite calm and matter-of-fact, his mind was in a seething turmoil.Douglas, Hudson
Fans and commentators are scrutinizing every blemish: his turnovers, his weak left hand, his jump shot.New York Times (Mar 5, 2012)
Shyly diffident in the presence of strangers, her head was lowered.Packard, Frank L. (Frank Lucius)
When all Great Britain was execrating Napoleon, picturing him as a devil with horns and hoofs, Byron looked upon him as the world’s hero.Hubbard, Elbert
This man was a savage in his implacable desire for revenge.Kelly, Florence Finch
A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
I never saw anybody so pleased with monkeys as she is, and not one mite afraid.Raymond, Evelyn
Two others were making slower progress for the reason that each was encumbered by supporting a disabled man.Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis)
He had not stopped to consider her rough speech and uncouth manners.Johnston, Annie F. (Annie Fellows)
The black eyes emitted an angry flash, the voice that answered was sharp and petulant.Fleming, May Agnes
Wulphere was absolved on condition that he should expiate his crime by founding churches and monasteries all over his kingdom.Clifton, A. B.
Some would have given Nicklaus a cavalier response: polite nod while thinking, “Yeah, whatever.”New York Times (Jun 18, 2011)
Our easy banter had suddenly been replaced by strained and awkward interaction.Slate (Feb 15, 2012)
Slade, despite his swaggers and blustering, was at heart a coward.Landon, Herman
Long oppression had not, on the whole, either blunted their intellects or debased their morals.Adler, Felix
This faithful and trusted retainer is greatly valued by his employers.Black, Helen C.
The Confederacy was led by thoroughgoing racists who wanted to keep blacks subjugated for all time because of the color of their skin.Slate (Apr 7, 2010)
How I praised the duck at that first dinner, and extolled Madame’s skill in cookery!Warren, Arthur
But the ocean remains an unpredictable place, fraught with hazards.Scientific American (Apr 5, 2012)
At all times reserved in his manner and his bearing full of dignity, never before had she realized the majesty of General Washington’s august presence.Madison, Lucy Foster
The brown bark is not very rough, though its numerous fissures and cracks give it a rugged appearance.Step, Edward
Opened in 2008, the park serves as a true public space; elderly couples stroll around the artificial lake as toddlers roll down grassy knolls.New York Times (May 7, 2010)
Outwardly merry and good-humoured, he was by nature coldly fierce, calculating, callous.Wingfield, Lewis
But instruction in history has been for a long time systematically used to inculcate certain political sentiments in the pupils.Liebknecht, Karl Paul August Friedrich
Lincoln began these remarks by good-humored but nettling chaffing of his opponent.Various
He is silent, as if struck dumb, his face showing blanched and bloodless, while she utters a shriek, half terrified, half in frenzied anger.Reid, Mayne
The fashion industry is notoriously opaque and often inscrutable for outsiders, even ones as well connected as him.Seattle Times (Oct 1, 2011)
She was a tenacious woman, one who would even hold fast a thing which she no longer valued, simply because it belonged to her.Morris, Clara
Then Kiss commenced in earnest, and quickly held his audience in thrall.Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold
The exigency of the situation roused Mr. Popkiss’ sluggish faculties into prompt action.Magnay, William
Was there a bereaved mother or disconsolate sister weeping over their dead?Steward, T. G. (Theophilus Gould)
Critics say it has known mixed success at best, although supporters hope the U.S. drawdown could provide just the impetus it needs to thrive.
On that far-away day he had considered the little, lost girl a nuisance and an imposition.Chisholm, A. M. (Arthur Murray)
In March 2009, negotiations between Israel and Hamas were held in Cairo, under the auspices of the Egyptian intelligence agency.New York Times (Nov 9, 2011)
His voice rang out firmly now, a deep and sonorous bass.Bedford-Jones, H.
In a scathing report released last year, Amnesty International found there was widespread exploitation of migrants in Malaysia.
Knee pain is the bane of many runners, sometimes causing them to give up altogether.Seattle Times (Jun 7, 2010)
If only certain puzzles could be solved by dint of sheer hard thinking!Marsh, Richard
The great Ottawa chief saw his partially accomplished scheme withering into ignominious failure.Rudd, John
After a short colloquy the two men evidently came to an amicable understanding, for they shook hands.Kraszewski, Jo?zef Ignacy
Thousands of families are living in makeshift camps as temperatures fall to freezing with the onset of winter.New York Times (Nov 10, 2011)
The young instrumental talent that is coming out of local music schools and conservatories is as amazingly good as you are going to find anywhere.
In other words it never reaches the zenith, a point directly overhead.George H. Lowery.
I find him charming: shy – yet easy to talk to – voluble and funny once he gets going.
On one extreme was the well-to-do yeoman farmer farming his own land.Reilly, S. A.
The same balance of seriousness and levity runs through her plays, which put an absurdist spin on everyday problems.New York Times (May 7, 2010)
She was watching the development of the investigation with rapt, eager attention.Mitford, Bertram
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics arrive just as school sports ramp up in sultry August temperatures.Washington Post (Aug 9, 2011)
The prisoners having dismounted, were placed in a line on the ground facing the guillotine, their arms pinioned.Various
The fundamental axiom of scientific thought is that there is not, never has been, and never will be, any disorder in nature.Huxley, Thomas H.
Looking off seaward, I could descry no sails.Drake, Samuel Adams
Despite his retinue of security personnel, Atambaev had been poisoned during his short tenure as prime minister.
He was the functionary of the assize court, impaneling its juries, bringing accused men before it, and carrying out its penalties.Reilly, S. A.
“We’re cornered at last,” he said suddenly, as the old man set the bottle down after having imbibed the best half of its contents.Douglas, Hudson
Funds in both categories tend to be highly diversified, typically with 100 or more stocks across at least 10 industries.Wall Street Journal (Feb 24, 2012)
Its reporter says armed gangs and looters are marauding the streets.
Expect delays, scattered outages and surly, grudging customer service in the interim.
She still showed a partiality for bright colors, by her gown of deep crimson.Sage, William
I had determined to study philology, chiefly Greek and Latin, but the fare spread out by the professors was much too tempting.Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max)
She also has a very understated but very wry sense of humour; watch out for it.
Representative Ron Paul of Texas isn’t campaigning in Florida, instead focusing on Maine, which will caucus in late February.
Florida’s summertime heat permeates almost every scene, becoming something like a character.New York Times (Mar 13, 2012)
With the Athens stock market down nearly 30 percent so far this year, it would not seem a propitious time for initial public offerings.New York Times (Jun 2, 2010)
Bullying has become an increasingly salient problem for school-age children, and in rare cases has ended tragically with victims committing suicide.
King Edward, having subdued the Welsh, “endeavoured to propitiate his newly acquired subjects by becoming a resident in the conquered country.Frith, William Powell
Wielding a razor, Jefferson excised all passages containing supernaturalistic elements from the gospels, extracting what he took to be Jesus’s pure ethical teachings.
The haggard face and sombre eyes betokened considerable mental anguish.Young, F.E. Mills
If nicely cooked in this way, cabbage is as palatable and as digestible as cauliflower.Ronald, Mary
When Kahn warned of a serious economic “depression”, he was upbraided by the White House for using such language.
If he went off to another people he lost all standing among the Sioux and was thereafter treated as an outlaw and a renegade.Robinson, Doane
The device of the trapped young person saved by books is a hoary one, but Ms. Winterson makes it seem new, and sulfurous.New York Times (Mar 8, 2012)
The reader is treated to pedantic little footnotes, and given a good deal of information which is either gratuitous or uninteresting.Hay, Ian
It was funny watching such a solid person, based in faith and education, grow a trifle coy about the year of his birth.New York Times (Jul 11, 2010)
She had pledged to him her troth, and she would not attempt to go back from her pledge at the first appearance of a difficulty.Trollope, Anthony
The move may mark yet another attempt by France to rein in what it sees as the encroachment of online services on the country’s culture.BusinessWeek (Jan 8, 2010)
“It is a fine morning,” he said, taken aback by my sudden movement, but affecting an indifference which the sparkle in his eye belied.Weyman, Stanley John
An armada of three hundred ships manned by eighteen thousand marines assembled in the bay on their way to the conquest of Algiers.Douglas, Frances
Given his health woes, succession worries and persistent isolation, Mr. Kim may simply be seeking succor from what may be his last friend on earth.New York Times (May 5, 2010)
Ordinarily imperturbable, even in the face of unexpected situations, he was now visibly agitated.Griggs, Sutton E. (Sutton Elbert)
I stood for a moment before I entered on my arduous undertaking, irresolute and hesitating, swayed by two conflicting impulses.Waugh, Joseph Laing
He had a special knack of hunting out farm houses, engaging madame in conversation, and coming away with bread, eggs, or cheese in his knapsack.Price, Lucien
The square mile’s upbeat mood may strike some as unseemly at a time of national gloom.
This sparkling marvel lies modestly nestled among the law courts, whose plainer modern buildings serve but to accentuate its wonderful beauty.Sherrill, Charles Hitchcock
She hectors her children not to divulge personal information like phone numbers online.Seattle Times (Nov 15, 2011)
He believes Hollywood has often have had an over-reliance on physical brawn as the deciding factor for portraying a strong man.
Great cleanliness is enforced in all that belongs to a lighthouse, the reflectors and lenses being constantly burnished, polished, and cleansed.Whymper, Frederick
After supper my heart started racing, palpitating like a tick.Isaacson, Lauren Ann
A promiscuous assembly had gathered there—men of all creeds and opinions—and an “open-air” meeting was in progress.Whitney, Orson F.
Pictures have always dissembled – there are millions of snaps of miserable families grinning bravely – but now they directly lie.
She was guarded by a flotilla of boats equipped with satellites, Global Positioning System devices, advanced navigation systems and shark shields.New York Times (Aug 11, 2011)
There’s much more name-calling, shouting and personal invective in American life than anywhere I’ve ever traveled outside the United States.Washington Post (Jan 15, 2011)
All the rest of their time is passed in solitude in their hermitages, which are built quite separate from one another.Various
Wherever his lordship’s army went, plantations were despoiled, and private houses plundered.Campbell, Charles
Why sully the reputation of an otherwise fascinating online community with really deeply questionable, troubling content?Forbes (Feb 13, 2012)
So you don’t believe in evil, as an actual malevolent force?New York Times (Oct 28, 2011)
It was pretty irksome passing the time in his enforced prison, and finally Andy went to sleep.Webster, Frank V.
She prattled on about the gossip of the town until Penny and her father were thoroughly bored.Clark, Joan
The careful commanding officer of a regiment discourages his young subalterns from taking leave to Hill Stations.Casserly, Gordon
But red, itchy welts typically appear within 24 to 48 hours of being bitten.
The burden of paying for college is wreaking havoc on the finances of an unexpected demographic: senior citizens.Washington Post (Apr 1, 2012)
First, it is no longer really tenable – and in fact a bit disrespectful – to call a country like China an emerging economy.
Leave aside Spain, where Barcelona breeds its own, inimitable style, and the answer might be that we are rushing toward uniformity.New York Times (Sep 26, 2010)
Wild elephants abound and commit many depredations, entering villages in large herds, and consuming everything suitable to their tastes.Various
Where two weak tribes amalgamated into one, there it exceptionally happened that two closely related dialects were simultaneously spoken in the same tribe.Engels, Friedrich
We are mistaken to imagine a work of literature is or should be immutable, sculpted in marble and similarly impervious to change.
Ideally, everybody over 18 should execute a living will and select a health care proxy — someone to represent you in medical matters.New York Times (Jan 17, 2011)
He doted on him, just dearly loved him, and thought he could do no wrong,” Kredell said.Washington Post (Oct 17, 2011)
Old people are often accused of being too conservative, and even reactionary.Chinard, Gilbert
Offering a religious rationale for policy goals threatens what for many has become the cherished principle of secular rationalism in public life.
To say the least of it, he was endued with sufficient intelligence to acquire an ordinary knowledge of such matters.Various
Jobs’ Apple specializes in delighting the most discriminating, hard-to-please customers.Forbes (Oct 12, 2011)
Upon her breast she wore a brooch of gold set with many precious stones.Butler, Pierce
Her pert, lively manner said she hadn’t taken any wooden nickels lately.Schoenherr, John
The immigrants disembarked from their ships tired and underfed—generally in poor health.Hughes, Thomas Proctor
Ms. Netrebko sang an elegantly sad aria with lustrous warmth, aching vulnerability and floating high notes.New York Times (Sep 27, 2011)
They were caparisoned in Indian fashion with gay colors and fancy trappings.Roy, Lillian Elizabeth
“Since YouTube, digital culture has aided and enhanced — or maybe the better word is abetted — the celebrity meltdown,” said Wired magazine senior editor Nancy Miller.
For Jordan, this is a clandestine relationship it would much prefer to have kept secret.BBC (Jan 5, 2010)
Some kids said LaNiyah’s distended abdomen looked like she was carrying a baby.Seattle Times (Apr 7, 2011)
The other sort of engineer understands that glib comparisons between computers and humans don’t do justice to the complexities of either.
Godmother,’ she went on, puckering her forehead again in perplexity, ‘it almost feels like feathers.Molesworth, Mrs. (Mary Louisa)
“Not at all!” was Aunt Susannah’s brisk rejoinder.Various
Magdalen’s garments are rich with spangles; her mantle is scarlet; she has flowers in her luxuriant tresses, and looks a vain creature.O’Shea, John Augustus
Hudec, whose career has been blighted by knee injuries and operations, won for the first time in more than four years.New York Times (Feb 4, 2012)
They accepted the invitation; but Mrs. Rowlandson did not appreciate the niceties of Indian etiquette.Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot)
Some fallout appears evident in donations from Wall Street executives, who feel particularly aggrieved by Mr. Obama’s criticisms and policies.New York Times (Feb 20, 2012)
And then a priest, arrayed in all his vestments, came in at the open door, and the prince and princess exchanged rings, and were married.Glinski, A. J.
Polished, urbane and gentlemanly—his manners were calculated to refine all around him.Judson, L. Carroll
The legislation also calls for $1.6 billion in spending cuts to help defray the disaster costs.Washington Post (Sep 26, 2011)
Hawthorne’s figures are somewhat spectral; they lack flesh and blood.Merwin, Henry Childs
They have shown themselves very loving and generous lately, in making a quite munificent provision for his traveling.Carlyle, Thomas
In other words, they seemed fully subscribed to Andy Warhol’s dictum that business art is the best art.New York Times (Dec 10, 2011)
According to Chinese media, the hottest new fad in China involves selling small live-animal key chains.Time (Apr 5, 2011)
Drawing his own sabre from its scabbard, he pointed to a stain on it, saying, “This is the blood of an Englishman.”Reed, Helen Leah
Shady dealers along the supply chain frequently adulterate olive oil with low-grade vegetable oils and add artificial coloring.New York Times (Dec 7, 2011)
Rock concert ticket sales dropped sharply last year, sounding another sour note for the beleaguered music industry.
If America is going to gripe about the yuan’s rate, then China will complain about the dollar’s role.
After a few hours there is a remission of the pain, slight perspiration takes place, and the patient may fall asleep.Various
Soon, stories began trickling across the Atlantic of crazed fans paying exorbitant sums to get into London gigs.Slate (Oct 10, 2011)
These dances are prayers or invocations for rain, the crowning blessing in this dry land.Roosevelt, Theodore
Hamilton, however, was not to be cajoled into friendliness by superficial compliment.Fisher, Harrison
We are going to adhere to our basic programing strategy of nonpartisan information inclusive of all different points of view.
Failing to satisfy his examiners, he was interdicted from practice, but ignored the prohibition, and suffered more than one imprisonment in consequence.Worley, George
Ashamed, abased, degraded in his own eyes, he turned away his head.Caine, Hall, Sir
Comfortable sleeping-cars obviate the necessity of stopping by the way for bodily rest, provided the traveller be physically strong and in good health.Ballou, Maturin Murray
The hurricane was expected to hit Washington in the early hours of Sunday before hurtling toward New York City.
On all other points of colonial policy, Mackenzie declared, people would be found to differ, but as regards the post office there was absolute unanimity.Smith, William, Sir
The deployment will also test the emotional mettle of soldiers and their families.New York Times (Jun 26, 2010)
Most scholars agree that these lines are interpolated, since they do not fit in with the rest of the poem.Various
He noticed that the peddler was eying the bag Scotty had picked up, and was trying to be surreptitious about it.Goodwin, Harold L. (Harold Leland)
From infancy these people have been schooled to dissimulate and hide emotion, and ordinarily their faces are as opaque as those of veteran poker players.Kephart, Horace
Overseas criminals use elaborate ruses, including phony websites, to trick job-seekers into helping transfer stolen funds.BusinessWeek (Aug 4, 2011)
You might be tempted to think of the biggest airline as the one with the most aircraft, but capacity differences make this reasoning specious.
After a first instinctive cry of horrified revulsion, the men reached down under water with their hands and drew out—a corpse.Livingston, Arthur
From a hearty, hale, corn-fed boy, he has become pale, lean, and wan.Adams, Abigail
Divisions and inequalities persist, but government can palliate their effects with hard cash.
The affair had been mentioned so plainly that it was impossible for the most dense and obtuse person not to have understood the allusion.Brazil, Angela
He was, at times, as querulous as a complaining old man.Williams, Ben Ames
Today such acquisitions are more likely to stay put, destined to survive both market fluctuations and the vagaries of style.New York Times (Sep 29, 2010)
Above all, medical teams will need to establish quick surveillance to identify health needs and pinpoint incipient outbreaks before they explode.Time (Jan 13, 2010)
Several appeared deeply affected, with tears of repentance standing in their eyes, others sullen and obdurate.Huth, Alexander
The two young men who drove them had fallen flat and were grovelling and wailing for mercy.Mitford, Bertram
Beyond them the gardener struggled with a refractory horse that refused to draw his load of brush and dead leaves.Bacon, Josephine Dodge Daskam
“Right got to go,” Ali says, draining the dregs of his beer.
But in a few days he had secured an almost incredible ascendancy over the sullen, starved, half-clothed army.Various
A supercilious, patronizing person—son of a wretched country parson—used to loll against the wall of your salon—with his nose in the air.Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir
Pundits of agricultural science explore the sheds, I believe, the barns, stables, machine-rooms, and so forth, before inspecting the crops.Boyle, Frederick
We had spent countless hours together drinking wine and commiserating about child-rearing, long Wisconsin winters and interrupted sleep.New York Times (Mar 24, 2011)
They showed him where he would sleep, in a little closet-like alcove screened from the big room by a gay curtain.Wilson, Harry Leon
He decided to assay one last project before giving up.New York Times (Mar 30, 2012)
But Republicans in Pennsylvania also have narrower and more parochial things to worry about.New York Times (Sep 17, 2011)
They even had conjugal visits for prisoners — five hours in a private room every three months with your wife.New York Times (Nov 23, 2010)
The caste abstain from liquor, and some of them have abjured all flesh food while others partake of it.Russell, R. V. (Robert Vane)
All the doorways mentioned above have cornices, and in those at Palmyra and Baalbec richly carved friezes with side corbels.Various
Unlike his literary icon, Herman Melville, he doesn’t adorn his writing with ornate flourishes or complicated scaffolding.Scientific American (Dec 20, 2011)
We don’t know whether inflammatory language or images can incite the mentally ill to commit acts of violence.Time (Jan 13, 2011)
He was continued a member of Congress until 1777 when his enemies succeeded in their long nursed machinations against him.Judson, L. Carroll
In others are the broken-down mendicants who live on soup-kitchens and begging. Ritchie, J. Ewing (James Ewing)
They paused beside one of the low stone walls that meandered in a meaningless fashion this way and that over the uplands.Vance, Louis Joseph
In times of economic turmoil, more people tend to invest in bullion gold.Washington Post (Mar 30, 2012)
His grave diffidence and continued hesitation in offering an opinion confirmed me in my own.Froude, James Anthony
The house was still under construction, so he climbed up a ladder being used as a makeshift stairway, fell and injured his leg.New York Times (Apr 12, 2012)
The U.S. can take a lesson from Denmark, which has efficiently raised livestock without hurting farmers, by using better animal husbandry practices.Scientific American (Mar 22, 2011)
Leyva beamed as he stood atop the podium, nodding as the American flag was raised and “The Star-Spangled Banner” played in his honor.New York Times (Oct 22, 2011)
A continuing dearth of snow in many U.S. spots usually buried by this time of year has turned life upside down.Washington Post (Jan 5, 2012)
Here is where he does his husking, and the “clear corn” produced is stored away in some underground granary till It is needed.Seton, Ernest Thompson
While he described the fishing as “pretty good,” the silver salmon running in the creek only whetted his appetite to return to Alaska.Washington Post (Aug 17, 2011)
He got somebody to prosecute him for false pretences and imposture, on the ground that Madame was a man. Leland, Charles Godfrey
I dethrone monarchs and the people rejoicing crown me instead, showering diadems upon my head.Tilney, Frederick Colin
Several new prostate cancer drugs have been approved in the last couple of years, after a long fallow period, and others are in advanced development.New York Times (Nov 3, 2011)
There was some good-humoured pushing and thrusting, the drum beating and the church bells jangling bravely above the hubbub.Weyman, Stanley J.
The commission sitting by, judicial, dispassionate, presided with cold dignity over the sacrifice, and pronounced it good.Candee, Helen Churchill Hungerford, Mrs.
Belgium found itself in turmoil as hundreds of people came forward to offer harrowing accounts of abuse over several decades.New York Times (Jan 16, 2012)
A secret marriage in these days would be looked upon askance by most people.Wood, Mrs. Henry
His left arm was held by the second physician, while the chief surgeon bent over it, lancet in hand.Hay, Marie, Hon. (Agnes Blanche Marie)
He was feeling more like himself now, though the memory of the bully’s sneering words rankled.Chadwick, Lester
Cometary science has ramified in unexpected ways during the last hundred years.Various
That Whitman entertained a genuine affection for men and women is, of course, too obvious to be gainsaid. Rickett, Arthur
China needs a polity that can address its increasingly sophisticated society, and to achieve that there must be political reform, Mr. Sun said.New York Times (Mar 21, 2012)
“Well-known brand names that promote new products receive more credence than newcomers that people don’t know about.”
She put her affairs in order and left instructions that those whom she had unwittingly wronged should be indemnified out of her private fortune.Butler, Pierce
He became kindly and coaxing, leaning across the table with an ingratiating smile.King, Basil
In this frightful condition, the hunter grappled with the raging beast, and, struggling for life, they rolled together down a steep declivity.Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold)
The young man was then passionately importunate in the protestations of his love.Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston
My friend is very keen on the new crowd; everything else he declares is ” passe.”Holliday, Robert Cortes
Tad followed, whittling on a stick with his knife and kicking at the shavings as they fell.Kjelgaard, James Arthur
Those poor fellows above, accustomed to the wild freshness and freedom of the sea, how they must mourn and repine!O’Shea, John Augustus
Once at the moose and hastily flaying the hide from the steaming meat my attention became centered on the task.Sinclair, Bertrand W.
Mr. Goncalves’s larder holds staples like beefsteak, salt cod, sardines, olives, artichokes, hot and sweet peppers and plenty of garlic.New York Times (Feb 18, 2011)
They were all poor folk, wrapped in threadbare cloaks or tattered leather.Brackett, Leigh Douglass
Television video showed a heavily damaged building and a grisly scene inside, with clothing and prayer mats scattered across a blood-splattered floor.New York Times (Aug 19, 2011)
Responding to criticism that cash payments are a classic means of tax evasion, he said he had done nothing untoward.New York Times (Aug 2, 2011)
One of his well-known idiosyncrasies was that he would never allow himself to be photographed.Le Queux, William
“I could have joined the FBI in a shorter period of time and with less documentation than it took to get that mortgage,” she quipped.
There was no blatant display of wealth, and every article of furniture bore signs of long though careful use.Bull, Charles Livingston
She did not attempt to stanch her tears, but sat looking at him with a smiling mouth, while the heavy drops fell down her cheeks.Stockley, Cynthia
Hanging out wet clothes and an American flag at the North Pole seemed an amusing incongruity.Cook, Frederick A.
The perfidious Italian at length confessed that it was his intention to murder his master, and then rob the house.Billinghurst, Percy J.
But details are fuzzy and rebel leaders often resort to platitudes when dismissing suggestions of discord, saying simply that “Libya is one tribe.”Wall Street Journal (Jun 20, 2011)
But all this revelry — dancing, drinks, exuberant youth — can be hard to manage.New York Times (Jun 3, 2010)
So she did what any reporter would do: she delved into the scientific literature and talked to investigators.New York Times (Dec 27, 2010)
Prosecutors often spend time weighing mitigating and extenuating circumstances before deciding to seek the death penalty.Washington Post (Oct 15, 2011)
Would it be a polemic that denounced Western imperialism for using cinema to undermine emerging nations like Kazakhstan?New York Times (Oct 4, 2010)
I was delighted, enraptured, beside myself–the world had disappeared in an instant.Spielhagen, Friedrich
Each of the seven instrumentalists was a virtuoso in his own right and had ample opportunity to prove it, often in long, soulful solos.New York Times (May 3, 2010)
A moment later he would collapse, sit glowering in his chair, looking angrily at the carpet.Hecht, Ben
Now, it would seem, that the Chinese are getting back to their everyday concerns, paying attention to events more mundane and less cataclysmic.New York Times (Mar 20, 2012)
They’re too stupid, for one thing; they go on burning houses and breaking windows in their old fatuous way.McKenna, Stephen
She scolded and lectured her sister in vain; Cynthia was incorrigible.Various
In fact, when Einstein formulated his cosmological vision, based on his theory of gravitation, he postulated that the universe was finite.Scientific American (Jul 26, 2011)
The syntax was a little off, even comical at times, but I got the gist of what was going on.Time (May 6, 2010)
The complaints grew so loud and vociferous that even President Obama was forced to address the backlash from Lisbon on Saturday.New York Times (Nov 23, 2010)
And we will agree also to purvey food for these horses and people during nine months.Villehardouin, Geoffroi de
“But he is dead,” put in Fanning, wondering at the baleful expression of hatred that had come into the man’s face.Burnham, Margaret
So much did their taunts prey upon him that he ran away from school to escape their gibes.Hubbard, Elbert
One may begin with heroic renunciations and end in undignified envy and dyspeptic comments outside the door one has slammed on one’s self.Wells, H. G. (Herbert George)
Criticising high-profile programmes about teenage sex education often means risking being written off as a prude.
Founded in 1947, the group’s members have included such luminaries as Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy and another American president, Ronald Reagan.Seattle Times (Apr 11, 2011)
He, Jean Boulot, being so amenable to sensible argument, would at once fall in with his views.Wingfield, Lewis
I crossed my arms like a willful child.New York Times (Aug 18, 2011)
“True; but——” “Just so,” interrupted Mr. Fauntleroy, in his decisive and rather overbearing manner.Wood, Mrs. Henry
The throne was elevated on a dais of silver steps.Tracy, Louis
And because leap seconds are needed irregularly their insertion cannot be automated, which means that fallible humans must insert them by hand.
The reviewers have enervated men’s minds, and made them indolent; few think for themselves.Rossetti, William Michael
On one level, I expected incessant flattery in attempts to wheedle equipment or even money from American forces.New York Times (Aug 16, 2010)
The audience, surprisingly large given the inclement weather, responded with gusto, applauding each song, including those within the Shostakovich cycle.New York Times (Mar 2, 2010)
The meat soups are called broths, bouillon, or consommé, according to their richness.Ronald, Mary
Robbe-Grillet responds that his work is in fact far less objective than the godlike, omniscient narrator who presides over so many traditional novels.
They are atheist conservatives — Mr. Khan an apostate to his family’s Islamic faith, Ms. Mac Donald to her left-wing education.New York Times (Feb 18, 2011)
Habitually his diet is not carnivorous, but he will eat at times either carrion or living flesh.Reid, Mayne
As the TUC has pointed out, those incomes – except for senior executives, whose emoluments seem to know few bounds – are rising more slowly than prices.
Thomas looked up furtively and saw that an ungainly human figure with crooked legs was being led into the church.Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich
That, however, is unbelief, extreme impiety, and a denial of the most high God.Bente, F. (Friedrich)
But there are people who really do not want to import what they regard as Western decadence, especially public drunkenness.BBC (Jun 11, 2011)
In his New Year’s homily, the pope said “words were not enough” to bring about peace, particularly in the Middle East.
Unlike many retired doctors, whom he says often have no life outside their profession, he always knew sailing would become his avocation.Newsweek (Nov 17, 2010)
Mr. Bloomberg said he would take several steps to circumvent obstacles to his proposals posed by city labor unions.New York Times (Jan 12, 2012)
The conclusions arrived at by means of syllogisms are irresistible, provided the form be correct and the premises be true.Webster, W. F. (William Franklin)
In the case of early printed books or manuscripts, which are often not paged, special knowledge is needed for their collation.Rooke, Noel
Obama said while officials can haggle over the makeup of spending cuts, the policy issues have no place in the measure.
Sir Samuel Clithering was not, of course, a member of it; but he lurked about outside and waylaid us as we went in.Birmingham, George A.
Frank had studied something of almost everything and imagined himself a savant.Roussel, John
The current cohort of college students is, as many have pointed out, the first truly digital generation.Washington Post (Dec 1, 2011)
“You couldn’t ask too much of me,” he returned, with no unction of flattery, but the cheerfully frank expression of an ingenuous heart.Ogden, George W. (George Washington)
“I adjure thee,” she said, “swear to me that you will never go near those Christians again or read their books.”Pennell, T. L. (Theodore Leighton)
Relations with India have been slowly improving, although talks ended in acrimony last July with the two sides indulging in a public spat over Kashmir.
“He has been the single, clarion voice for commuter rail in central Florida for 20 years,” said Mayor Ken Bradley of Winter Park.New York Times (Jun 27, 2011)
The thick turbid sea rolled in, casting up mire and dirt from its depths.Reynolds, Mrs. Baillie
Well educated, but very corrupt at heart, he found in his insatiable cupidity many ways of gaining money.Kraszewski, Jozef Ignacy
The financial crisis, largely caused by banker incompetence, has created legions of disaffected customers.Forbes (Sep 15, 2011)
In fact, they regarded the Spaniards as superior beings endowed with preternatural gifts.Gilson, Jewett Castello
Morrissey is among those seniors who are eschewing nursing homes in favor of independent living.Washington Post (Mar 23, 2012)
He then expatiated on his own miseries, which he detailed at full length.Manzoni, Alessandro
Let us have a book so full of good illustrations that didactic instruction shall not be needed.Various
In origami parlance, Mr. Joisel was a wet-folder, dampening his paper so that he could coax it into sinuous curves.New York Times (Oct 20, 2010)
The current session of Parliament has so far produced only rancor, as opposition parties have shut down proceedings with angry, theatrical protests against corruption.New York Times (Aug 14, 2011)
The ship was not fighting now, but yielding—a complacent leviathan held captive by a most puissant and ruthless enemy.Tracy, Louis
His rural, homespun demeanor ordinarily might elicit snickers from India’s urban elite.New York Times (Aug 18, 2011)
But Mr. Marbury, often embroiled in controversy during his N.B.A. days, seems to have found some measure of peace in China.New York Times (Apr 1, 2012)
“Fixated individuals” — mentally ill people with a pathological focus on someone, often a stranger — make up the first group.
His eyes were piercing but sad, his voice grand and resonant, suiting well the wrathful, impassioned Calvinism of his sermons.Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston
In many great operas, composers have had to whittle down an epic literary work into a suitable libretto.New York Times (Mar 6, 2010)
Exercise is prescribed, but when she joins an aqua aerobics class, she flails embarrassingly.New York Times (Apr 12, 2012)
Hillary Clinton’s name has been bandied about, but she’s made it clear she’s not interested.
“Would you admit them gratis?” asked Mr. Castlemaine with a smile, “or would they have to pay, like ordinary residents in an hotel?”Hocking, Joseph
The inevitable upshot of their growing social power was that brands wanted an expanded visual presence.
General Sherman’s famous aphorism that “War is Hell,” has become classic.Fletcher, Samuel H.
Captain Miles Standish was a redoubtable soldier, small in person, but of great activity and courage.Mann, Henry
Obesity is very common, but chiefly among the women, who while still quite young often become enormously corpulent.D’Anvers, N.
I alone was magnificently and absurdly aware—everyone else was benightedly out of it.James, Henry
He is the village wise man; very sententious; and full of profound remarks on shallow subjects.Irving, Washington
Supposedly, see, there’s this global cabal of scientists conspiring to bring about socialist one-world government.
It’s outfitted with cricket bats and other antique sports paraphernalia.Seattle Times (Sep 27, 2011)
His talent in writing is vitiated by his affectation and other faults.Blair, Emma Helen
And celebrities get all this adulation for something that is not about character, it’s about talent.
Meanwhile the officers under the tree had got served, and, cups in hand, were quaffing joyously.Reid, Mayne
Parr’s conduct after his most heroic actions was thoroughly modest and unassuming.Greely, Adolphus W.
Still, Mr. Awlaki was neither among the most conservative Muslim students nor among the libertines who tossed aside religious restrictions on drinking and sex.New York Times (May 8, 2010)
Hundreds of concert goers were mauled as they left by what The New York Times called “bands of roving youths.”New York Times (Aug 17, 2011)
So he focuses on the fans and embraces the adage, “Living well is the best revenge.”New York Times (Mar 25, 2011)
He even believed he saw visions with his own bodily eyes, and no expostulations of his friends could drive this belief out of his head.Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus)
It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding cake.Wilde, Oscar
The subject—a deathbed scene—might seem at first sight to be a trite and common one.Lancey, Magdalene de
Why should I?—a mere police detective, who had been hired to do a service and paid for it like any other hireling.Hanshew, Thomas W.
Though she is firmly ensconced in a writing career, Ms. Freud, 48, said that in the early days she missed acting terribly.New York Times (Oct 30, 2011)
“These offenses are very serious, even egregious,” the judge said.Washington Post (Sep 12, 2011)
His thesis was too cogent, and appealed too powerfully to all classes of the Upper Canada community, to be anything but irresistible.Morison, J. L. (John Lyle)
A half-hour of informed and incisive questioning by Mr. Russert would have demolished Mr. Trump.New York Times (May 1, 2011)
As the crowd voiced its displeasure, the referees made sure Wisconsin got the ball, but pass was errant and rolled out of bounds at midcourt.Seattle Times (Feb 28, 2012)
Sedulous attention and painstaking industry always mark the true worker.Calhoon, Major A.R.
Kirkwood’s anger cooled apace; at worst it had been a flare of passion— incandescent.Vance, Louis Joseph
Others are clustered under a tin awning by a derelict railway station or in similarly run-down school buildings.
From the department of entomology you expect to learn something about the troublesome insects, which are so universal an annoyance.Latham, A. W.
But minds were so overexcited at the time that the parties mutually accused each other, on all occasions, of the most execrable crimes.Imbert de Saint-Amand, Arthur Léon, baron
At 4:15 p.m., as the rain was sluicing off roofs in sheets, the firemen moved the trucks to higher ground.New York Times (Aug 31, 2011)
The statement from Hermitage said even in the Soviet period no defendant had been tried after death, when charges were generally considered moot.New York Times (Feb 7, 2012)
Time seems stopped but it is moving on, and every glimmer of light is evanescent, flitting.
The cream remains in the large vat about twenty-four hours before it is churned.Chamberlain, James Franklin
Thoroughly dapper, he took off his black-and-white pinstriped suit jacket — with its pocket-square flair — and weaved in and out among them, his voice ever rising.New York Times (Jan 22, 2011)
All this proceeds from the old man, whose proper character it is to be angry and bitter, and to exhibit rancor and asperity.Arndt, Johann
In fact, while Lamarr qualified as an inventive genius for her artistic flair, she fell somewhat short on her scientific acumen.Slate (Nov 28, 2011)
He took his discharge out of his pocket, brushed every mote of dust from the table, and spread the document before their eyes.Auerbach, Berthold
Obama administration officials argue that new regulations are forcing insurers to be more circumspect about raising rates.New York Times (Sep 27, 2011)
The Hindu idea is that so long as justice and equity characterise a king’s rule, even beasts naturally inimical are disposed to live in friendship.Kingscote, Mrs. Howard
I found myself thinking vaguely about things that were not at all apropos to the situation.Stockley, Cynthia
He says, keep them on just two pints of Indian-meal gruel—by which he appears to mean thin hasty pudding—a day, and no more.Alcott, William A. (William Andrus)
This was no rough bully of the seas; Carew’s bearing and dandified apparel bespoke gentility.Springer, Norman
Mr Ruthven shook his head and declared that he regarded the conduct of her persecutors with grave moral disapprobation.Wheeler, E.J.
The trinket was a small round cameo cut out of mother-of-pearl and set in gold; it represented St. George and the dragon.J?kai, M?r
Shortages also have raised concerns about higher prices and gouging by wholesale drug companies that obtain supplies of hard-to-get drugs and jack up the costs.Seattle Times (Jan 20, 2012)
Mendelssohn had no sooner completed his first oratorio, “St. Paul,” than he began to think about setting another Bible story to music.Edwards, Frederick George
Be prepared for inclement weather and possible ice and snow on park roads.Seattle Times (Oct 16, 2011)
Gardner “never expressed one scintilla of remorse for his attack upon the victim” despite overwhelming evidence, prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo.
And indeed, before the 13th century, there was an extraordinary confluence of genius and innovation, particularly around Baghdad.New York Times (Dec 28, 2010)
What can be expected of human beings, crowded in such miserable habitations, living in filth and squalor, and often pinched with hunger?Field, Henry M. (Henry Martyn)
While gratefully accepting the generous praises of our friends, we must briefly reply to some strictures by our critics.Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
His coat of arms was emblazoned on the cover.Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley)
This is always an encouraging sign, and an augury of success.Alger, Horatio
It depicts a mountain landscape near Kingston, a historic town abutting the Hudson River.New York Times (Jan 8, 2010)
Highly dramatic incidents are juxtaposed with comparatively banal ones; particular attention is given to tales of doomed love affairs.New York Times (Dec 4, 2011)
Boil down the syrup to half its original quantity, but take care that it does not boil long enough to congeal or become thick.Baru?, Sulpice
Many young people scavenge for reusable garbage, living on proceeds from pilfered construction material and other recyclables.Seattle Times (Feb 8, 2012)
Now, unfortunately, some malcontents among the hands here have spread their ideas, and a strike has been called.Maitland, Robert
They might instead have passionate friendships, or sublimate their urges into other pursuits.New York Times (Jun 4, 2010)
Eugenics was aimed at creating a better society by filtering out people considered undesirable, ranging from criminals to those imprecisely designated as “feeble-minded.”Washington Post (Aug 1, 2011)
The tears stood in Muriel’s eyes, and her face was very pale, but serenity marked every lineament.Davidson, John
But Hassan is not some teenage firebrand hurling rocks; he’s a slight, graying scholar committed to peace.New York Times (Jun 9, 2011)
The Stuttgart protests became a national fiasco in late September, when protesters clashed with police wielding batons and water cannons.Newsweek (Dec 14, 2010)
Many mistakes—extravagant purchases, foolhardy investments—are made in the first months after a windfall.Wall Street Journal (Feb 24, 2012)
But there was only one way open to me at present—and that was to retrench my expenses.Caine, Hall, Sir
Shop window displays may help prettify shopping thoroughfares, but any savvy retailer has the ulterior motive of self promotion.BBC (Feb 3, 2010)
His must have been that calm, equable temperament not easily ruffled, which goes with the self-respecting nature.Hurll, Estelle M. (Estelle May)
But he had become inured to the rush and whirr of missiles, and now paid no heed whatever to them.Mitford, Bertram
“After an old-fashioned, all-round team performance … it might seem invidious to single out one player,” admits the paper before singling out one player.
In order to be well directed, sympathy must consider all men, and not the individual alone; only then is it an unmitigated good.Williams, C. M.
The conclusion must be drawn that every epidemic of bubonic plague is caused by the concomitant rat plague.Scientific American (Jan 21, 2011)
Dicing-houses, where cheaters meet, and cozen young men out of their money.Various
Humanity, when surfeited with emotion, becomes calm, almost phlegmatic.Tracy, Louis
Other features, such as the front French doors and two roof dormers with curved-top windows and operable shutters, give this home a pleasing, well-balanced presence.Southern Living (Apr 14, 2010)
The high priest made no resistance, but went forth in his pontifical robes, followed by the people in white garments, to meet the mighty warrior.Lord, John
Straightway the glade in which they sat was filled with knights, ladies, maidens, and esquires, who danced and disported themselves right joyously.Spence, Lewis
Tories, and apologists for Great Britain, have written much about a justification for this action, but there is no real justification.Barce, Elmore
My feelings of home-sickness had returned with redoubled strength after being long in abeyance.Boldrewood, Rolf
And its suburban schools, rather than being exclusive enclaves, include children whose parents can’t afford a house in the neighborhood.Washington Post (Jan 11, 2011)
He was industrious but improvident; he made money and he lost it.Hubbard, Elbert
Cumulatively, what emerges from To Kill a Mockingbird is a thoughtful disquisition that encompasses – and goes beyond – the question of racial bias at its worst.
“European leaders were united, categorical and crystal clear: Gaddafi must go,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
The East India Company was placated by the concession of further exemptions in its favour.Smith, A. D.
Here, however, are congregated a vast number of curious and interesting objects, while the place is redolent of vivid historical associations.Ballou, Maturin Murray
The first book is the finest, sparkling with felicitous expressions and rising frequently to true poetry.Dennis, John
Winds could get gusty, occasionally blowing at more than 30 miles per hour.
He wore a checked suit, very natty, and was more than usually tall and fine-looking.Green, Anna Katharine
He was, furthermore, a real pacifist, believing that war is debasing morally and disastrous economically.Seymour, Charles
Mrs. Connelly—a round, rosy, buxom Irishwoman, with a mellow voice, laughing eye, and artist-red hair—was very much taken with their plan.Douglas, Amanda Minnie
Playboy’s most popular years are well behind it – the magazine enjoyed its heyday in the 1970s.Washington Post (Jan 10, 2011)
He made herculean efforts to get on terms with his examination subjects, and worked harder than he had ever done in his life before.Marshall, Archibald
Brooklyn’s burgeoning dining scene has even developed a following among Manhattan food lovers.
The aged crone wrinkled her forehead and lifted her grizzled eyebrows, still without looking at him.Myrick, Frank
How strange it is that our dreams often prognosticate coming events!Huth, Alexander
But this question was beyond the poor lout’s intelligence; he could only blubber and fend off possible chastisement.Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)
Mrs. Barnett’s mouth simpered at the implied flattery; but her eyes, always looking calculatingly for substantial results, were studying Reedy Jenkins.Hamby, William H. (William Henry)
This was some piece of wickedness concocted by the venomous brain of the iniquitous Vicar, more abominable than all his other wickednesses.Trollope, Anthony
The prospect of seeing Ms. Palin tour Alaska’s wild habitats may rile some people who oppose her opinions about climate change.New York Times (Mar 25, 2010)
The money fluttered from his hand to the floor, where it lay like a sentient thing, staring back as if mocking him.Hitchcock, Lucius W.
With its opulently garish sets and knee-jerk realism, the production dwarfed the cast, no matter what stars were singing.New York Times (Jan 2, 2011)
While earpieces are not uncomfortable, they do sometimes come loose, requiring readjustment.Slate (Apr 17, 2012)
Sony, whose erstwhile dominance in consumer electronics has been eroded by the likes of Samsung, could beat rivals to a potentially new generation of devices.
The nose slightly aquiline, curving at the nostril; while luxuriant hair, in broad plaits, fell far below her waist.Various
But his sleep had not refreshed him; he waked up bilious, irritable, ill-tempered, and looked with hatred at his room.Garnett, Constance
The trial was televised and the victim’s identity became known, resulting in her being vilified by almost the entire town.
By working so hard to simplify things, we lose any nuance or ability to deal with folks’ individual circumstances.Washington Post (Oct 3, 2011)
He speaks mainly of his humiliation at lying on the sidewalk as hipsters gawked.New York Times (Apr 9, 2012)
Meanwhile, the soup was getting cold in the refectory, so that the assembled brotherhood at last fell to, without waiting any longer for the Abbot.Scheffel, Joseph Victor von
The house was very large; its rooms almost palatial in size, had been finished in richly carved hardwood panels and wainscoting, mostly polished mahogany.Hitchcock, Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman)
She went, carrying her little head very high indeed, and taking dainty, mincing steps.Banks, Nancy Huston
They are written in a serio-comic tone, and for sparkling wit, trenchant sarcasm, and dramatic dialectics surpass anything ever penned by Lessing.Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
Requests may also be made of the stationer to use an embossed plate so that the letters stand out in relief.Eichler, Lillian
As yet, the true proletarian wage-earner, uprooted from his native village and broken away from the organization of Indian society, is but insignificant.Stoddard, Lothrop
I turned the steering wheel all the way to one side, and found myself careening backward in a violent arc.Vogel, Nancy
The Broncos are coming off their worst season in franchise history, a 4-12 debacle that included issues on and off the field.Newsweek (Jan 9, 2011)
The people around the king are sycophants who are looking after their own personal advantage.Coffin, Charles Carleton
He grew crabbed and soured, his temper flashing out on small provocation.Weyman, Stanley J.
Newport, R.I., looks like a perfect archetype of a small, seaside New England town.
The authorities, beyond some cryptic language about the death being sudden but not suspicious, have released no details.New York Times (Aug 24, 2011)
But sometimes, old Wall Street habits — including a penchant for expensive luxuries — are hard to break.New York Times (Mar 31, 2012)
But men were buying Valentine’s baubles for their honeys long before the first Zales ever opened its doors in a suburban shopping mall.Slate (Feb 14, 2012)
They are singularly clever, these Indian mountebanks, especially in sleight of hand tricks.Ballou, Maturin Murray
“As any cult leader, he was extremely good at milking the rich, at flattering and fawning,” Ms. Gordon said.New York Times (Apr 16, 2010)
Captain Bill leaned back on a hummock of earth, his arms folded behind his head.Grayson, J. J.
Contrary to popular belief, however, she said Ms. Deen’s fat-laden cooking does not in fact represent the apotheosis of Southern cuisine.New York Times (Jan 17, 2012)
Steeper prices for basic necessities have forced many to cut back on more discretionary purchases.Washington Post (Oct 19, 2011)
As Moore isolated finer points of the passing game, Keller in neat penmanship jotted down pithy phrases and punchy quotes, basic ideas and specific concepts.New York Times (Dec 10, 2011)
Ironically, the one man on stage who did comport himself with dignity, John Huntsman, is now being dismissed as having not made an impact.
Both restaurants have checkered histories with the health department; they were temporarily shut down for sanitary violations that included evidence of rodents.New York Times (Aug 22, 2010)
“Frieda represents the lovely goddess, Hebe, who served nectar and ambrosia to the high gods on Mount Olympus,” she explained.Vandercook, Margaret
Will it be answered that we are factious, discontented spirits, striving to disturb the public order, and tear up the old fastnesses of society?Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
There are telephone poles and cinder blocks and living room chairs and large trash bins, overturned and disgorging their soggy contents.New York Times (Oct 28, 2011)
Then, in place of the real site, it displays a fake site created to filch account numbers, login names and passwords.New York Times (Jul 13, 2010)
Whichever way he turns there loom past wraiths, restless as ghosts of unburied Grecian slain.Lee, Carson Jay
The linkage between deposits and trade is definite, causal, positive, statistically demonstrable.Anderson, Benjamin M.
His temper, though yielding and easy in appearance, was in reality most obstinate and pertinacious.Kavanagh, Julia
The following were identified as spelling or typographic errors and have been emended as noted.Hopper, James
Corporate data centers are the slowpoke laggards of information technology.New York Times (Apr 10, 2012)
A few days of waffling back and forth and I ended up going out to a mediocre bistro with my parents.Scientific American (Feb 8, 2011)
Pan soon found it needful to make conversation, in order to keep the loquacious old stage driver from talking too much.Grey, Zane
The confidence of ignorance, however venial in youth, is not altogether so excusable, in full grown men.School, A Sexton of the Old
For the most part, the men were wiry peons, some toiling half naked, but there were a number who looked like prosperous citizens.Bindloss, Harold
Then, all at once, in a way that seemed to frighten her, the sunshine had burst the clouds, and dazzled her with its effulgence.Fenn, George Manville
Such local perturbations are regularly used in Sweden for tracing out the position of underground lodes of iron ore.Gilbert, William
It opened a month ago to considerable fanfare, with television cameras trailing government officials meandering proudly around the bright new stores filled with imported goods.New York Times (Aug 22, 2010)
They dabbled in politics and art in the same dilettante fashion.Cannan, Gilbert
He was described by his friends as pusillanimous to an incredible extent, timid from excess of riches, afraid of his own shadow.Motley, John Lothrop
The narrow prejudices of his country were ingrained too deeply in his character to be disturbed by any change of surroundings.Fuller, Robert H.
The heavy rain had reduced this low-lying ground to a veritable quagmire, making progress very difficult even for one as unburdened as he was.Putnam Weale, B. L. (Bertram Lenox)
Mr. Conway denounced this scheme as “utterly and flagrantly unconstitutional, as radically revolutionary in character and deserving the reprobation of every loyal citizen.”Blaine, James Gillespie
Nothing was mannered or pretentious; the texts came through with utter naturalness.New York Times (May 29, 2011)
But please note that this gunfire-fueled film is for mature audiences; given its content, young and/or squeamish viewers should avoid this one.Washington Post (Aug 6, 2010)
She received, under her father’s supervision, a very careful education, and developed her proclivities for literary composition at an early age.Adams, W. H. Davenport
Now, my uncle seemed so miserly that I was struck dumb by this sudden generosity, and could find no words in which to thank him.Stevenson, Robert Louis
How vapid was the talk of my remaining fellow-passengers; how slow of understanding, and how preoccupied with petty things they seemed!Dawson, A. J. (Alec John)
Wind energy is notoriously mercurial, with patterns shifting drastically over the course of years, days, even minutes.Scientific American (Jan 4, 2012)
The statements are plain and simple, a perfect model of perspicuous narrative.Smith, Uriah
I shook my head and rushed from his presence, completely nonplussed, bewildered, frantic.Cole, E. W. (Edward William)
Young Indian audiences are so enamored with reality television that they will not watch the soap operas and dramas that their parents or grandparents watch.New York Times (Jan 9, 2011)
Many speakers become so addicted to certain hackneyed phrases that those used to hearing them speak can see them coming sentences away.Lewis, Arthur M. (Arthur Morrow)
French authorities are already reporting a rising spate of calls to emergency services by homeowners whose once-frozen water mains have now burst.
His old pedagogue, Mr. Brownell, had been unable to teach him mathematics.Pierce, H. Winthrop
Scientifically speaking, it is the acme of absurdity to talk of a man defying the law of gravitation when he lifts his arm.Huxley, Thomas H.
Food should be masticated quietly, and with the lips closed.Cooke, Maud C.
He would have repudiated the notion that he was looking for a sinecure, but no doubt considered that the duties would be easy and light.Trollope, Anthony
She indited religious poems which were the admiration of the age.Brittain, Alfred
The juice of this herb, taken in ale, is esteemed a gentle and very good emetic, bringing on vomiting without any great irritation or pain.Smith, John Thomas
So he temporized and beat about the bush, and did not touch first on that which was nearest his heart.Erskine, Payne
Whether we agree with the conclusions of these writers or not, the method of critical investigation which they adopt is unimpeachable.Huxley, Thomas H.
He found himself speculating on the genesis of the moral sense, how it developed in difficulties rather than in ease.Miller, Alice Duer
Even Morgan himself, intrepid as he was, shrank from the awful menace of the mordant words.Crawford, Will
Only a smattering of fans remained for all four ghastly quarters.Washington Post (Sep 24, 2011)
His combativeness was harnessed to his suavity, and he could be forcible and at the same time persuasive.Windsor, William
If a hundred voices shouted in opposition, his stentorian tones still made themselves heard above the uproar.J?kai, M?r
Mr. Abramoff arranged for junkets, including foreign golfing destinations, for the members of Congress he was trying to influence.New York Times (Feb 26, 2010)
In the center of this space stood a large frame building whose courtyard, stables, and other appurtenances proclaimed it an inn.Madison, Lucy Foster
Just here a native “medicine man” dispenses nostrums of doubtful efficacy, and in front a quantity of red Moorish pottery is exposed for sale.Meakin, Budgett
Political prisoners, numbering as many as three or four hundred at a time, have been immured within its massive walls.Boyd, Mary Stuart
There was something sharply astringent about her then, like biting inadvertently into a green banana.McFee, William
Still unfaltering, the procession commenced to trudge back, the littlest boy and girl bearing themselves bravely, with lips tight pressed.Sabin, Edwin L. (Edwin Legrand)
It will do so under German leadership that grows less hesitant with each crisis, and without the American tutelage it enjoyed for so many decades.Newsweek (Jan 23, 2011)
This will was drawn up by me some years since at the request of the testator, who was in good health, mentally and bodily.Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)
Life seemed an elysian dream, from which care and sorrow must be for ever banished.Hentz, Caroline Lee
But with people looking for almost any excuse to fulminate against airlines these days, there’s a certain risk of embellishment.
He was a fractious invalid, and spared his wife neither time nor trouble in attending to his wants.Brazil, Angela
Another, with rubber bands wrapped tightly around his face, is pummelled by a plastic boxing kangaroo.
Moreover, manumitted slaves enjoyed the same rights, privileges and immunities that were enjoyed by those born free.Various
All cowboys are from necessity good cooks, and the fluffy, golden brown biscuits and fragrant coffee of Red’s making were unexceptionable.Mayer, Frank
This triumvirate approach has real benefits in terms of shared wisdom, and we will continue to discuss the big decisions among the three of us.
He was not used to travelling on omnibuses, being something of a sybarite who spared nothing to ensure his own comfort.Wallace, Edgar
Contemporary art has never quite jibed with mainstream media.
“Now look here,” he said, making believe to take down my words and shaking his pencil at me in a magisterial way.Fenn, George Manville
Behind the trees rough, lichened rock and stony slopes ran up to a bare ridge, silhouetted against the roseate glow of the morning sky.Bindloss, Harold
This is the real history of a transaction which, by frequent misrepresentation, has brought undeserved obloquy upon a generous man.Purchas, H. T. (Henry Thomas)
The stories of the saints he regarded as preposterous fables invented to hoodwink a gullible and illiterate populace.
The body is striated with clearly defined, often depressed lines, which run longitudinally and sometimes spirally.Calkins, Gary N. (Gary Nathan)
Japanese manufacturers were accused of arrogating American technologies to churn out low-cost electronics.New York Times (May 25, 2010)
The debate over climate science has involved very complex physical models and rarefied areas of scientific knowledge.New York Times (Apr 9, 2011)
There was no independent verification of the figure; the authorities have been chary of releasing death tolls for fear of inflaming further violence.New York Times (Apr 24, 2011)
She preferred to hang out with everyone but was best friends with no one, holding to the credo: “You should be nice to people.”New York Times (Jan 21, 2011)
Civil servants are superannuated at fifty-five years of age and are sent home on a pension, seldom enjoying life longer than two years afterward.Hunt, Eleonora
Bill Maher has always been a vocal critic of Islam, even at times making impolitic statements about the religion.
Lord Sanquhar then proceeded to deny the aspersion that he was an ill-natured fellow, ever revengeful, and delighting in blood.Thornbury, Walter
After all, many Americans regard this Congress as dysfunctional, with abysmal approval ratings.New York Times (Dec 28, 2011)
They were curious about the “near loss” experience—specifically the feelings of poignancy that occur when what we cherish disappears.Scientific American (Jan 17, 2011)
But thanks to the stilted writing and stiff acting, the characters still feel very much like one-dimensional figures from a dutiful fable.New York Times (Jul 12, 2011)
John Bull was an effete old plutocrat whose sons and daughters were given up to sport and amusement.Moffett, Cleveland
“Fools!” she cried, looking in her magic crystal, “he was in the big sycamore under which you stopped to give your horses provender!”Housman, Laurence
Mean-spirited chants and songs are also endemic in British soccer.New York Times (Jan 27, 2012)
Her jocund laugh and merry voice, indeed, first attracted my attention.Lever, Charles James
In other words, the rejection was a bureaucratic/ procedural decision.Scientific American (Feb 1, 2012)
She wore her red cap in a rakish manner on the side of her head, its tassel falling down over her forehead between her eyes.Sage, William
That combined with his calm and reassuring tone made me think of an animal trainer trying to woo skittish wild animals.
He had little hope that Gallagher, once embarked on a peroration, would stop until he had used up all the words at his command.Birmingham, George A.
Was he such a nonentity in every way that she could remain unconcerned as to any fear of danger from him?Woolson, Constance Fenimore
Raw, boozy, untethered performances are heralded as real; the abstemious professional is yawned off the stage.
Roads were quagmires where travellers slipped and laboured through viscid mud and over icy fords.Buck, Charles Neville
He sang, with accompanying action, some dozen verses of doggerel, remarkable for obscenity and imbecility. Ritchie, J. Ewing (James Ewing)
The trick was performed Tuesday by Russell Fitzgerald, an amateur magician known to open meetings with a little sleight of hand.Washington Post (Sep 29, 2011)
Ms. Moss took issue, not surprisingly, with the notion that grouping the performances under the rubric of spirituality was a marketing ploy.New York Times (Nov 22, 2010)
Of course at that season, amid the plenitude of seeds, nuts, and berries, they were as plump as partridges.Reid, Mayne
They wrote at times with pictures standing for sounds, as we now write in rebus puzzles.Park, Robert Ezra
Kim Jong Il may be increasingly wizened and frail, with fingernails white from kidney disease, but his propaganda apparatus is as vigorous as ever.Wall Street Journal (Mar 26, 2010)
The flowers are waxy, tubular, fragrant, turning their yellow petals backward in a whorl.Rogers, Julia Ellen
Other cops were battling each other, going after the kids and clutching empty air, cursing and screaming unheard orders in the fracas.Freas, Kelly
Jobs is a classic iconoclast, one who aggressively seeks out, attacks, and overthrows conventional ideas.BusinessWeek (Oct 12, 2010)
Only when Bill Lightfoot spoke did he look up, and then with a set sneer, growing daily more saturnine.Dixon, Maynard
Nevertheless we learn from Malvezzi’s publication that the pieces were all written in the madrigal style, frequently in numerous voice parts.Henderson, W. J. (William James)
“Tabloid,” like his previous films, consists largely of long, discursive conversations — in effect monologues directed at an unseen, mostly unheard interlocutor.New York Times (Jul 22, 2011)
“The public is going to just think of us as these zealots who want to ban smoking everywhere,” he said.Seattle Times (Feb 20, 2011)
The entertainment sector there is booming, while Pakistan’s is moribund.Seattle Times (Dec 3, 2011)
He volunteered a modicum of advice, limited in quantity, but valuable.Bolderwood, Rolf
In Arabic, the word “bayt” translates literally as house, but its connotations resonate beyond rooms and walls, summoning longings gathered about family and home.New York Times (Feb 18, 2012)
The derivation of the word thus appears to be merely accidental and adventitious.Stace, W. T. (Walter Terence)
The mystery of verse is like other abstruse and recondite mysteries—it strikes the ordinary fleshly man as absurd.Gosse, Edmund
The dwellings and public buildings throughout Cuba are planned to give free passage to every zephyr that wafts relief from the oppressive heat.Various
In the midst of executing this order, he got another order countermanding it, and proceeding directly from his direct superior.Belloc, Hilaire
Miss Burton had been very irritable and captious in class, more so even than usual, and most of her anger was vented upon Gerry.Chaundler, Christine
The synonyms are also given in the cognate dialects of Welsh, Armoric, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx, showing at one view the connection between them. Jenner, Henry
His forebears were Greek immigrants who opened a small sandwich shop in Brooklyn, then moved, one after another, to Providence, to sell distinct, delectable wieners.New York Times (Sep 24, 2010)
He looked gaunt and cadaverous, and much of his old reckless joyousness had left him, though he brightened up wonderfully on seeing an old friend.Doyle, A. Conan
Mr. Knoll added that the 3-D “Star Wars” movies are not “going to be foisted on anybody against their will.”New York Times (Sep 29, 2010)
He is, as you say, a senile old man in his dotage.Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
Numerous innovators are also worrying away at this nexus of problems.
Jonathan, choleric with indignation, stood by his desk, clenching his hands.Mills, Weymer Jay
But the fact remains that the contradictory and inconsistent things said do reach the public, and usually in garbled and distorted form.Unknown
Forty-four years ago, Bill Sievers moved into his neo-Colonial house in Douglaston, Queens, on bucolic Poplar Street, lined with stately trees and equally stately homes.New York Times (Mar 26, 2012)
Suppose the truly apocalyptic denouement happens — no deal is reached, and taxes rise for everyone.
The youthful savages had each an armful of snowballs, and they were pelting the child with more animus than seemed befitting.Murray, David Christie
He had overweening ambitions even then, along with a highly developed sense of his own importance.New York Times (Apr 19, 2010)
As yet he was merely a tyro, gaining practical experience under a veteran Zeppelin commander.Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis)
He preened on fight nights in a tuxedo, a bow tie and no shirt, and he favored showy rings and bracelets.New York Times (Jul 24, 2011)
After being saved by government largesse, they say, big banks then moved to thwart reforms aimed at preventing future meltdowns caused by excessive risk-taking.New York Times (Jul 14, 2011)
The child was very sharp, and her memory was extremely retentive.Rowlands, Effie Adelaide
For generations in the New York City public schools, this has become the norm with devastating consequences rooted in unconscionable levels of student failure.New York Times (Nov 4, 2011)
It was preposterous to talk to her of serious things, and nothing but an airy badinage seemed possible in her company.Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset)
Men also are those brutal soldiers, alike stupidly ready, at the word of command, to drive the nail through quivering flesh or insensate wood.Stowe, Harriet Beecher
“One person said it looks like a big lime sherbet ice cream cone!”Southern Living (Apr 28, 2010)
She dozed at last, her face serene and beatific.Beach, Rex Ellingwood
They were marching in the middle of the street, chanting and singing and disrupting traffic while countless New Yorkers looked on, some bemused, others applauding.
The building, he said, is “a microcosm of what Shanghai was all about.”Wall Street Journal (Apr 30, 2010)
Indeed, the Chinese make a factitious cheese out of peas, which it is difficult to discriminate from the article of animal origin.Cameron, Charles Alexander, Sir
Mr. Lucas’s most recent project, still gestating, is a collaboration with Cuban musicians.New York Times (May 9, 2011)
For Grover Cleveland there were no longer enemies to traduce and vilify.Straus, Oscar S.
For example, a sextant could be used to sight the sun at high noon in order to determine one’s latitude.Scientific American (Mar 8, 2012)
They sat down, and Saint-Clair noticed his friend’s coiffure; a single rose was in her hair.M?rim?e, Prosper
“The Americans are seen as naïve malleable tools in the hands of the Brits.”New York Times (Nov 30, 2011)
The upper part of the case is decorated with elaborately carved and gilt rococo motifs.Bedini, Silvio A.
Thence they grow, expand, fructify, and the result is Progress.Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
“He’s a loner nihilist who believes in nothing,” Mr. Lu said.New York Times (Nov 6, 2011)
He speaks in ellipses, often leaving sentences hanging, and fiddles apologetically with his BlackBerry.
The Nobel Prize, considered one of the highest accolades in literature, is given only to living writers.Seattle Times (Oct 6, 2011)
The codicil to her will, which she had spoken of with so much composure, left three hundred pounds to Stella and me.Fothergill, Jessie
Like thousands of fellow students, he was roiled with emotions, struggling to come to grips with an inescapable reality.New York Times (Nov 26, 2011)
A large part of his duties will be to strut about on the stage, and mouth more or less unintelligible sentences in a grandiloquent tone.Smith, Arthur H.
But as the months went by, Mr. Kimura had an unexpected epiphany: His business, which he thought was inconsequential, mattered to a lot of people.
Both were in the very sparkle and effervescence of that fanciful glee which bubbles up from the golden, untried fountains of early childhood.Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Far from being engines of economic growth, Egypt’s leading cities are stultified.
Soups are presented in big tureens and can be quite good.New York Times (Apr 13, 2012)
Caribou Island is a scant 300 pages, and written in prose as pellucid as the rivers he used to fish as a boy.
It depends somewhat on usage and on euphony or agreeableness of sound.Hamilton, Frederick W. (Frederick William)
We’re reminded of the story, possibly apocryphal, that they used to play the Beach Boys’ Smiley Smile in psychiatric wards to calm patients.
For proof, we cite the following veracious narrative, which bears within it every internal mark of truth, and matter for grave and serious reflection.Roby, John
And all around, far out of reach, the trees of the forest were swaying restlessly, their long, pendulous branches, like tentacles, lashing out hungrily.Bates, Harry
Its musical significance has been presented with illuminating exegesis by more than one commentator.Forkel, Johann Nikolaus
However, acting on my best judgment, I struck a downward course, and then suddenly a horrible effluvium was wafted to my nostrils.Mitford, Bertram
He was quite capable of meaningful, apposite phrases about the game, even though distant sports editors did not encourage them enough.
Sluggish, blind crawling things like three-foot slugs flowed across their path and among the tree trunks, leaving viscous trails of slime behind them.Various
And shaking his head like a misanthrope, disgusted, if not with life, at least with men, Patout led the horse to the stable.Dumas père, Alexandre
The question remains, he said, whether established vintners will change their winemaking practices or “continue to sell their schlock.”New York Times (Oct 27, 2010)
He now seemed to have entered on a halcyon period of life—congenial society, romantic and interesting surroundings.Kennard, Nina H.
The same anthropomorphic fallacy that accords human attributes to giant corporations like BP distorts clear thinking about how to limit their political influence.
His waspish wit can make him entertaining company at a party, but there is little evidence of that in his largely turgid prose.
Initially, many doctors discounted sufferers’ feelings of generalized malaise as nothing more than stress or normal fatigue.
His works include several dogmatic and polemical treatises, but the most important are the historical.Various
Mr. Phelps is regarded here as the ultimate example of an irritating local gadfly.New York Times (Oct 9, 2010)
Criminal atavism might be defined as the sporadic reversion to savagery in certain individuals.Symonds, John Addington
My falling companion, being a much stouter man than myself did not fare so well, as his right shoulder received a severe contusion.Bevan, A. Beckford
Pill-splitting is catching on among parsimonious prescription-takers who want to lower costs.
Ever and anon the dulcet murmur of gurgling streams broke gently on the ear.Madison, Lucy Foster
The live set reprises material from this remarkable group’s earlier Aurora CD.
But philosophy failed, as it will probably fail till some far-off age, to find an anodyne for the spiritual distresses of the mass of men.Dill, Samuel
They were marching in the middle of the street, chanting and singing and disrupting traffic while countless New Yorkers looked on, some bemused, others applauding.