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Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
It was difficult, with the mean appliances of the time, to wring subsistence from the reluctant earth.
With Bacon, experientia does not always mean observation; and may mean either experience or experiment.
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
Moreover, Napoleon, so great in many things, was so jealous of his own glory that he could be mean beyond words.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.
Malcolm had selected it as a training-ground that evening, because he meant to weary and subdue his too highly spirited charger.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The other was the spirited portrait of Baron von Friedericks, a happy combination of cavalier and soldier in its manly strength.

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