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Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.
And I finished all with a brief historical account of affairs and events in England for about a hundred years past.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
The events which succeeded this fortunate capture are too well known to require more than a very brief recapitulation.
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In brief, by the close of the year, the phenomenal conditions growing directly out of the European war had been met and overcome.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.

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