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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
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
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
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
I only saw the glitter of a bayonet which a Mexican thrust into his shoulder, at the very moment he was helping me up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For a moment Joe stood behind her, silently, looking over her shoulder at the signature of Isom Chase.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
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
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