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To tell the truth, poor Carry, being so unhappy, did not take pains to conciliate her neighbours.
He might with advantage have taken more pains, and then he would have done better; but take pains he did.
Thus they take pains to confirm the distemper which puts them upon such trials.
Indeed, he seemed to take pains to avoid me, except when others were present, thereby causing me some perplexity and chagrin.
Take pains not only to avoid breaking the shell, but to keep the inside as nearly whole as possible.
"I'll take pains not to go down ahead of you again, or to follow you up a ladder," grunted Darrin suspiciously.
I can't remember them; and other people who are not so indolent as I am, and take pains to recollect them, forget them too.
Certainly it is one of the greatest crosses I am called to bear, to take pains to make people hear me.
For dearly do they all love that men should take pains about them and for them.
You will soon understand it all, if you take pains at the first beginning.