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But he had been forewarned of the dangers of spiritual exaltation and did not allow himself to desist from even the least or lowliest devotion, striving also by constant mortification to undo the sinful past rather than to achieve a saintliness fraught with peril.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Crupp consented to achieve this feat, on condition that I dined from home for a fortnight afterwards.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The concession as to blood, however, was made under necessity, and as I have observed on another occasion, the same necessity which obtained in Rome, will be found to obtain in every other city which desires to achieve the results which Rome achieved.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
In the night he may lie hidden somewhere; but if he be not carried on shore, or if the ship do not touch it, he cannot achieve the land.
How this end had been attained was still matter for wonder, but it was clear that for the moment Miss Bart rested confidently in the result; and Selden tried to achieve the same view by telling himself that her opportunities for observation had been ampler than his own.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
But, in order to achieve this great revolution in favour of the native English, it was necessary that they should be united among themselves, and act under an acknowledged head.
For she only had to hold herself back in sexual intercourse, and let him finish and expend himself without herself coming to the crisis: and then she could prolong the connexion and achieve her orgasm and her crisis while he was merely her tool.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Blausser has become my warm personal friend as well as my fellow booster, and I advise you all to very carefully attend to the hints of a man who knows how to achieve.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Dantes was on the way he desired to follow, and was moving towards the end he wished to achieve; his heart was in a fair way of petrifying in his bosom.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
It would not do, Ostrinski explained, for the proletariat of one nation to achieve the victory, for that nation would be crushed by the military power of the others; and so the Socialist movement was a world movement, an organization of all mankind to establish liberty and fraternity.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context