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That his friend had withdrawn, was a pledge of his pacific wishes; and, with a lightened countenance, Louis rose from his knee.
To drop on one knee and level his piece was the work of an instant, but unfortunately he snapped a dry twig in doing so.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Her left knee was supported on pillows, and the bed-clothes were raised away from it, for it could tolerate no weight whatever.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
With a low moan her head sunk upon the old man's knee, and she shook and trembled with violent emotion.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
As the expression, "every knee shall bow to me," cannot be confined to that alone, so neither can that which immediately follows.
Should the coating crack at the knee or elbow joints, it is merely necessary to retouch it slightly at those places.
Religious homage was paid with the bowing of the head, the inclining of the body, or the bending of the knee.
Instead, he came to me and lifted to my knee one of those ponderous feet of his, and tried to pull me from my log.
He had sat with Robert on his knee many a night while talking to his father, and it was through him Robert was made an engineer.
He was a fat little man who sat habitually with a hand on either knee, which he clawed absently both in conversation and thought.
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