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will-o'-the-wisp

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  • as inignis fatuus
  • as inwish fulfillment

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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
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
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The Marshals were inclined to attribute their disgrace to the ill-will of Berthier and not to the temper of Napoleon.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that hath peace in his possessions!
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
D'o l'on peut aussy veoir, quelle esperance il y a de planter une belle chrestient par tels evangelistes.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
That they may know thee, as we also have known thee, that there is no God beside thee, O Lord.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
O wicked presumption, whence camest thou to cover the earth with thy malice, and deceitfulness?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
How thou deliverest them that wait for thee, O Lord, and savest them out of the hands of the nations.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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