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They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
We can do as we like with Hindu and Mussalman so long as we leave their respective religions untouched.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
“You must leave this house this moment,” she cried, with a stamp, with gleaming eyes and very pale.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
I leave Italy with a less sanguine hope of her speedy liberation than I brought into it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Two years later this promising recruit, having fallen foul of the military authorities, had to leave the service under a cloud.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON

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