1 It astonished me how long the drug took to act.
2 I fear it was no dream, and must act on this surmise.
3 If He can look me in the face again, I may not have time to act.
4 So we then can discuss how we shall act, and can take our measure according.
5 He made me sit next to him on his right, and asked me to act as secretary; Jonathan sat next to me.
6 If we do not act properly and wisely, there may be an inquest, and that paper would have to be produced.
7 She have yet no life taken, though that is of time; and to act now would be to take danger from her for ever.
8 It will be a painful task for you, I know, old friend, but it is for her sake, and I must not hesitate to ask, or you to act.
9 In a long life of acts which were often not pleasant to do, and which sometimes did wring my heart, I have never had so heavy a task as now.
10 His coming, however, had been a certain comfort to us, since it assured us that we should not have to dread hostile criticism as to any of our acts.
11 He, poor fellow, must have one hour that will make the very face of heaven grow black to him; then we can act for good all round and send him peace.
12 So far, then, we have all we may act upon; and let me tell you that very much of the beliefs are justified by what we have seen in our own so unhappy experience.
13 It is, I suppose, the reaction from the haunting fear which I have had: that this terrible affair and the reopening of his old wound might act detrimentally on Jonathan.
14 I hope I did right in not saying anything of it to Mrs. Westenra; I should never forgive myself if any act of mine, were it even a negative one, brought harm on poor dear Lucy.
15 There was a cold-bloodedness in the act which wrung a groan from Arthur; when she advanced to him with outstretched arms and a wanton smile he fell back and hid his face in his hands.
16 I told him he might have a dozen if he wished, but that it would not be wise to have more than one solicitor engaged in one transaction, as only one could act at a time, and that to change would be certain to militate against his interest.
17 Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky.
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