1 I never saw in all my experience the Professor work in such deadly earnest.
2 For now more than ever has all work to be done quick and sharp, and in deadly earnest.
3 We Transylvanian nobles love not to think that our bones may lie amongst the common dead.
4 I could not pity her, for I knew now what had become of her child, and she was better dead.
5 There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear.
6 I am no longer young; and my heart, through weary years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth.
7 There is an additional cause in that poor old Mr. Swales was found dead this morning on our seat, his neck being broken.
8 His cries are at times awful, but the silences that follow are more deadly still, for he means murder in every turn and movement.
9 God grant that we may be guided aright, and that He will deign to watch over my husband and those dear to us both, and who are in such deadly peril.
10 There was no need to think them dead, for their stertorous breathing and the acrid smell of laudanum in the room left no doubt as to their condition.
11 Death had given back part of her beauty, for her brow and cheeks had recovered some of their flowing lines; even the lips had lost their deadly pallor.
12 I was dazed and stupid with pain and terror and weakness, but the sound of the nightingale seemed like the voice of my dead mother come back to comfort me.
13 I flung the warm shawl over her, and drew the edges tight round her neck, for I dreaded lest she should get some deadly chill from the night air, unclad as she was.
14 By the courtesy of the chief boatman, I was, as your correspondent, permitted to climb on deck, and was one of a small group who saw the dead seaman whilst actually lashed to the wheel.
15 The wind fell away entirely during the evening, and at midnight there was a dead calm, a sultry heat, and that prevailing intensity which, on the approach of thunder, affects persons of a sensitive nature.
16 Already, however, the legal tongues are wagging, and one young law student is loudly asserting that the rights of the owner are already completely sacrificed, his property being held in contravention of the statutes of mortmain, since the tiller, as emblemship, if not proof, of delegated possession, is held in a dead hand.
17 Whether it was the purifying of the deadly atmosphere by the opening of the chapel door, or the relief which we experienced by finding ourselves in the open I know not; but most certainly the shadow of dread seemed to slip from us like a robe, and the occasion of our coming lost something of its grim significance, though we did not slacken a whit in our resolution.
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