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Once it was that he had felt a sudden great longing for the life of a gay city.

From the first moment you spoke, I have felt this mysterious power.

But the upper edges are ragged, torn by a wind not yet felt below.

He felt morally bound to get it repaired, though he was guiltless of the damage.

Mauburn felt the rock foundations of Manhattan Island to be crumbling to dust.

Ambrose felt almost despairing as he heard in vain the last name.

I'd 'a' felt foolish to have anyone know jest why I was makin' the trip.

Percival felt they were all regarding him now with affectionate concern.

With all I felt for him I should have been more than satisfied.

They felt relief for the moment, but soon their torments became unendurable.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English felt, from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (cf. Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (cf. Old Church Slavonic plusti), with a sense of "beating" (see pulse (n.1)).

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