1 When left to himself, however, he would seldom produce any music or attempt any recognized air.
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2 Our prisoner made no attempt at escape, but stepped calmly into the cab which had been his, and we followed him.
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3 The attempt to tame the wild creatures, for instance, broke down almost immediately.
4 Obviously they were going to attempt the recapture of the farm.
5 It was fully realised that though the human beings had been defeated in the Battle of the Cowshed they might make another and more determined attempt to recapture the farm and reinstate Mr. Jones.
6 His jacket had been stained of a bright purple hue, upon which there had been some attempt to paint grotesque ornaments in different colours.
7 Magnificence there was, with some rude attempt at taste; but of comfort there was little, and, being unknown, it was unmissed.
8 Look to him close, men-at-arms," said Prince John, "his heart is sinking; I am jealous lest he attempt to escape the trial.
9 For three men to attempt them at this moment, were little else than madness; for they are good men of war, and have, as such, placed sentinels to give the alarm when any one approaches.
10 "Thou wilt but injure thyself by the attempt, noble knight," replied his attendant.
11 He stood his ground, without any attempt at conciliation.
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12 Any attempt to rouse his manhood and his pride would only make him worse: for his manhood was dead, temporarily if not finally.
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13 It would be too ridiculous for me to attempt anything where I am now, with my little half acre.
14 Fanny thought she discerned in his standing there an indication of relenting, which encouraged her to another attempt, and she said, therefore, "It is a pity you should not join them."
15 In a general light, private theatricals are open to some objections, but as we are circumstanced, I must think it would be highly injudicious, and more than injudicious to attempt anything of the kind.
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