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She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Two many-branched candelabra, holding wax lights, brilliantly illuminate the game.
He was holding his big head high in the air, like a giraffe, and gazing proudly about him as he ran.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
One of the little girls in pigtails was holding him, while Miss Anne administered the feeding-bottle.
Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.
Her eye fastened on a circular portion of the wall-paper pattern, and she felt that the whole room was revolving about her.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.
"He's been counting the days till you got home, Mark," said Tim, holding a burning match over my pipe.

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