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“Follows-his-own-fancy,” she repeated, as one repeats a strange phrase, the meaning of which is obscure.
UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
Opposite is a little, hold-your-own school-mistressy young person in pince-nez.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
No wonder her father had hidden that photograph, so secretly behind her own-ashamed of having kept it!
"It's g-g-g-gone d-d-d-own the bab-b-b-back of my n-n-n-neck," sputtered Ding-dong Bell protestingly.
Couldn't a-be'n 'at she'd a-wundered off her-own-se'f; and it couldn't a-be'n 'at Steve'd take her, 'thout a-lettin' us know it.
Got a old maid with her to keep her company—a chapper-own, they say—which ain't in no ways illuminatin' my think-tank none.
THE TRAIL HORDECHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
The little song he was singing was his own,-one he had composed, both air and words; for the child was a genius.
DE LA SALLE FIFTH READERBROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Own-y-to-ny papas stop hurwying when their little boys ask weal hard, persisted Tod.
Each topped a ridge, or a low hummock, with an assumption of defiance of the cock-on-its-own-dunghill type.
HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONEHENRY M. STANLEY
Laziness is an own-brother to Over-confidence, and both are your inveterate enemies, though they pretend to be soothing friends.
THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKINGDALE CARNAGEY (AKA DALE CARNEGIE) AND J. BERG ESENWEIN

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