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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
A burning crimson flushed over the cheek of Wharton, as Louis uttered this ardent appeal to friendship and to Heaven.
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.

WORD OF THE DAY

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