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She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
She had listened—she had listened intently, looking straight out of the window and without moving.
The streets here are rather wide for an Italian city but would be deemed intolerably narrow in America.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
As he was toiling slowly up a narrow, rocky pass, he suddenly saw an Indian's head peering over the ledge.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
One evening in the month of April, a slim, straight-backed girl stood in the veranda of a bungalow at Meerut.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY