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IN the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilisation.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
All his efforts to draw her into open discussion she confronted with a barrier which he could not penetrate, made up of a sort of amused perplexity.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But their five years of official work together seemed to have put a barrier between them that cut off warmer relations.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She already had power over him, and between them there was no longer any barrier except the barrier of his own will.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But looking into his eyes she was frightened, realizing that there was not that barrier of modesty she had always felt between herself and other men.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Then I shall build a barrier of wires around my home, and across the paths which lead to my home; a barrier light as a cobweb, more impassable than a wall of granite; a barrier my brothers will never be able to cross.
As soon as they reached the first barrier, Cacambo told the advanced guard that a captain wanted to speak with my lord the Commandant.
He had artfully, but plainly, assured her that he knew her heart in its last most delicate recesses; he had come so near to her through its tenderest sentiment; he had associated himself with that feeling; and the barrier behind which she lived, had melted away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
He felt that the real Lily was still there, close to him, yet invisible and inaccessible; and the tenuity of the barrier between them mocked him with a sense of helplessness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I saw an insurmountable barrier placed between me and my fellow men; this barrier was sealed with the blood of William and Justine, and to reflect on the events connected with those names filled my soul with anguish.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context