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Laffitte, a sum of over half a million which he had lodged there, and which he had, moreover, and by perfectly legitimate means, acquired in his business.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V2), BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430   Context
Having, through various causes, failed in his business, he had descended to the calling of a carter and a laborer.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V2), BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN   Context
What time was left to him, after these thousand details of business, and his offices and his breviary, he bestowed first on the necessitous, the sick, and the afflicted; the time which was left to him from the afflicted, the sick, and the necessitous, he devoted to work.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V1), BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO   Context
As we have said, in the midst of this activity of which he was the cause and the pivot, Father Madeleine made his fortune; but a singular thing in a simple man of business, it did not seem as though that were his chief care.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V1), BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE   Context
And then, we insist upon it, the study of social deformities and infirmities, and the task of pointing them out with a view to remedy, is not a business in which choice is permitted.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V4), BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—ORIGIN   Context
There is a certain state of inert asceticism in which the soul, neutralized by torpor, a stranger to that which may be designated as the business of living, receives no impressions, either human, or pleasant or painful, with the exception of earthquakes and catastrophes.
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables (V5), BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER   Context
For two hours the strange business in which we had been involved appeared to be forgotten, and he was entirely absorbed in the pictures of the modern Belgian masters.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads   Context
What it all means I cannot guess, but there is some secret business going on in this house of gloom which sooner or later we shall get to the bottom of.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson   Context
As it is, I have been able to get about as I could not possibly have done had I been living in the Hall, and I remain an unknown factor in the business, ready to throw in all my weight at a critical moment.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 12. Death on the Moor   Context
You can tell your friends that we should have been happy to have come with you, but that urgent business required us to be in town.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets   Context
His love for the lady was deep and sincere, and to him the saddest part of all this black business was that he should have been deceived by her.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 15. A Retrospection   Context
Villefort immediately rose from table and quitted the room upon the plea of urgent business; he soon, however, returned, his whole face beaming with delight.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi   Context
If you wish me to enter upon the more difficult part of the business, you must assist me by the most minute information on every point.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber   Context
Besides, a signal made half a league out at sea, and to which The Young Amelia replied by a similar signal, indicated that the moment for business had come.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo   Context
Morrel does not know my name; this worthy gentleman has only to announce the confidential clerk of the house of Thomson & French of Rome, with whom your father does business.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son   Context
Unfortunately, however, Morrel had not only engagements with the house of Thomson & French, who had shown themselves so considerate towards him; and, as he had said, in business he had correspondents, and not friends.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 30. The Fifth of September   Context
The young man was too well acquainted with the business of the house, not to feel that a great catastrophe hung over the Morrel family.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 30. The Fifth of September   Context
The curtain rose, and the attention of Franz was attracted by the actors; and his eyes turned from the box containing the Greek girl and her strange companion to watch the business of the stage.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 34. The Colosseum   Context
As soon as that important business is concluded, I will have a pair of my own horses harnessed to convey it direct to Madame Danglars.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays   Context
Our house transacts business to the amount of a million a year, from which we derive an income of 40,000 francs.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 50. The Morrel Family   Context
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