1 The bluntness of his question ruined all hopes of leading up to the matter in any circuitous and sentimental way.
2 She knew what she wanted and she went after it by the shortest route, like a man, not by the hidden and circuitous routes peculiar to women.
3 But, to get there he had to choose between two routes, one long and circuitous leading through the territories of the king, the other short and direct.
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4 To keep out of range of the revealing rays from within he made a circuit through the untrodden snow and gradually approached the farther angle of the basement wall.
5 But the fagged whale abated his speed, and blindly altering his course, went round the stern of the ship towing the two boats after him, so that they performed a complete circuit.
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6 So saying the honest but implacable scout made the circuit of the dead, into whose senseless bosoms he thrust his long knife, with as much coolness as though they had been so many brute carcasses.
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7 Again the scout and his companions made the circuit of the halting place, each slowly following the other, until they assembled in the center once more, no wiser than when they started.
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8 He continued, therefore, to stray from hut to hut, looking into each only to encounter additional disappointment, until he had made the entire circuit of the village.
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9 Tom, whose fetters did not prevent his taking a moderate circuit, had drawn near the side of the boat, and stood listlessly gazing over the railing.
10 "On the whole, Augustine, I think your talents might do for a circuit rider," said Alfred, laughing.
11 Another walk made the circuit of the garden, and skirted the white wall which enclosed it.
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12 He was making his circuit to Chastelar.
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13 So far in this book the Thenardiers have been viewed only in profile; the moment has arrived for making the circuit of this couple, and considering it under all its aspects.
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14 Then he made the circuit of the basin once more.
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15 He made a circuit, reached the Rue de Bethisy, and directed his course towards the Halles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I—FROM THE RUE PLUMET TO THE QUARTIER SAINT-DENIS