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The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.

This work is being well administered by the Veterans' Bureau.

Rousseau was right; he was a being apart; and the philosophers could not forgive him for his independence.

I expected a blow for that, and tried to look as though I did not, being extremely anxious to return it with effect.

But the mere fact of there being such a Babel of different tongues disproves this.

To have a fire without a fire-engine is like being married at a registry-office.

All the others, complaining of being sick, took their rest, except Mr. Hayward and Mr. Elphinston whom I directed to keep watch.

To tell the truth, poor Carry, being so unhappy, did not take pains to conciliate her neighbours.

And this thought grasped together the two worlds of being,—the what has been, and the what shall be.

Lucretia, CompleteEdward Bulwer-Lytton

And in the book it said, "It can be maintained that the evil of pride consists in being out of proportion to the universe."

Tremendous TriflesG. K. Chesterton

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