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Then the locomotive rounded the curve and bore down upon the station.

Then, as with one accord, a dozen of them bore down upon him.

We went; we bore down upon the Monitor, now in deeper water.

Alderson bore down upon him, triangulating the deck like a surveyor.

He bore down on the wrist so fiercely that the Italian cried faintly.

Captain Kilmeny and India emerged from the hotel and bore down upon them.

She bore down on him with upraised stick, but Jack dodged behind Nannie.

But platform irony was a trifle to the torrent which bore down upon her today.

It fell quickly, and as it fell it bore down the mizzenmast.

Each gust, as it bore down, rattled the panes, and swelled off like the others.