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Lastly, supposing one man wished to dog another through London, what better means could he adopt than to turn cabdriver.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I am never precipitate in my actions, nor would I adopt so energetic and, indeed, so dangerous a course, if any other were possible.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Put the case that, at the same time he held a trust to find a child for an eccentric rich lady to adopt and bring up.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Again, as to the justice of their opinions on public affairs, seldom find that after hearing two speakers of equal ability urging them in opposite directions, they do not adopt the sounder view, or are unable to decide on the truth of what they hear.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
There was no one to tell Scarlett that her own personality, frighteningly vital though it was, was more attractive than any masquerade she might adopt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The Jester wore his usual fantastic habit, but late accidents had led him to adopt a good cutting falchion, instead of his wooden sword, with a targe to match it; of both which weapons he had, notwithstanding his profession, shown himself a skilful master during the storming of Torquilstone.
The childless old lady had offered to adopt one of the girls when the troubles came, and was much offended because her offer was declined.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
She has been allowed to dispose of her time in the most idle and frivolous manner, and to adopt any opinions that came in her way.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
A very restless and feverish night, however, disappointed the expectation of both; and when Marianne, after persisting in rising, confessed herself unable to sit up, and returned voluntarily to her bed, Elinor was very ready to adopt Mrs.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Yeobright stood and considered what would be the best course to adopt with regard to the guineas, which she had not liked to entrust to Wildeve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Danglars, surrounded by deputies and men connected with the revenue, was explaining a new theory of taxation which he intended to adopt when the course of events had compelled the government to call him into the ministry.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context