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In the parish churches, many of which are of great interest, the predominant styles are Decorated and Perpendicular.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, SLICE 4VARIOUS
And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
His also was the intellectual point of view, and the intellectual interest in knowledge and its deductions.THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE

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