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1  Machinery slackened; throbbing feebly like a fainting pulse; stopped.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
2  Let her take it from me, if you like, who have been run away from, myself.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
3  They had been lectured at, from their tenderest years; coursed, like little hares.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
4  Indeed, Thomas did not look at him, but gave himself up to be taken home like a machine.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
5  A lawn and garden and an infant avenue, all ruled straight like a botanical account-book.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
6  A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
7  Coketown did not come out of its own furnaces, in all respects like gold that had stood the fire.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
8  If you like, Thethilia, to be prentitht, you know the natur of the work and you know your companionth.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
9  In the strength of his misfortune, and the energy of his distress, he fired for the moment like a proud man.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
10  Yet there was a vague remembrance in his mind, as if he had more than once dreamed of some old woman like her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
11  I am as obstinate as one, I am more stupid than one, I get as much pleasure as one, and I should like to kick like one.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
12  Time went on in Coketown like its own machinery: so much material wrought up, so much fuel consumed, so many powers worn out, so much money made.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
13  The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
14  But I must go, you know, whether I like it or not; and I had better go where I can take with me some advantage of your influence, than where I should lose it altogether.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
15  He and some one hundred and forty other schoolmasters, had been lately turned at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
16  It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
17  It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with ill-smelling dye, and vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
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