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"There's just one thing I'd like to ask, if you don't mind," said Cynthia, coming suddenly out of a brown study.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
That it is a reasonable and proper thing to ask our statesmen and politicians: what is going to happen to the world?
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
It is only just to say, that the officers exhibited a degree of courage far beyond any thing we had expected from them.
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
There is more of artfulness in the flatteries which appear to involve a calculating intention to say the nice agreeable thing.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
The remarkable thing was that all the hurrying people she met seemed also each of them to be on a secret and mystic errand.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
And all over the world each language would be taught with the same accent and quantities and idioms—a very desirable thing indeed.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
But such a thing had, nevertheless, come quite glibly out of her mouth, and she knew not why.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT

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