1 In time I were able to keep him, and I kep him till he went off in a purple leptic fit.
2 I am rather bare here, but I hope you'll be able to make out tolerably well till Monday.
3 All this time I had never been able to consider my own situation, nor could I do so yet.
4 As I was not able to cut my dinner, the old landlord with a shining bald head did it for me.
5 It is strange to know no more about either, and particularly you, than I was able to tell last night.
6 He bent down so low to frown at his boots, that he was able to rub the calves of his legs in the pause he made.
7 At the time when I stood in the churchyard reading the family tombstones, I had just enough learning to be able to spell them out.
8 I could answer this inquiry with a better heart than I had been able to find for the other question, and I said I was quite willing.
9 He hoped that with intelligent assistance I should meet with little to discourage me, and should soon be able to dispense with any aid but his.
10 I dropped my face into my hands, but was able to control myself better than I could have expected, considering what agony it gave me to hear her say those words.
11 Herbert got a large bottle of stuff for my arm; and by dint of having this stuff dropped over it all the night through, I was just able to bear its pain on the journey.
12 Now, there was no reasonable evidence to implicate any person but this woman, and on the improbabilities of her having been able to do it Mr. Jaggers principally rested his case.
13 Curious to know whether Biddy suspected him of having had a hand in that murderous attack of which my sister had never been able to give any account, I asked her why she did not like him.
14 What I had meant was, that when I came into my property and was able to do something for Joe, it would have been much more agreeable if he had been better qualified for a rise in station.
15 How Joe got out of the room, I have never been able to determine; but I know that when he did get out he was steadily proceeding up stairs instead of coming down, and was deaf to all remonstrances until I went after him and laid hold of him.
16 You will find your credit good, Mr. Pip," said my guardian, whose flask of sherry smelt like a whole caskful, as he hastily refreshed himself, "but I shall by this means be able to check your bills, and to pull you up if I find you outrunning the constable.
17 The noble boy in the ancestral boots was inconsistent, representing himself, as it were in one breath, as an able seaman, a strolling actor, a grave-digger, a clergyman, and a person of the utmost importance at a Court fencing-match, on the authority of whose practised eye and nice discrimination the finest strokes were judged.
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