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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
His heart now beat high with hope, for he believed that he was about to realise his ancient dream.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE

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