1 He then told me that he would commence his narrative the next day when I should be at leisure.
2 Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it.
3 We passed a few sad hours until eleven o'clock, when the trial was to commence.
4 Besides, I found that my understanding improved so much with every day's experience that I was unwilling to commence this undertaking until a few more months should have added to my sagacity.
5 I knew that every minute was precious to me, yet I remained irresolute in what manner to commence the interview, when the old man addressed me.
6 We accordingly determined to commence our journey towards the north at the expiration of another month.
7 I have unusual business to transact with you, and I commence by explaining that it is not of my originating.
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8 'Here,' drawing the cloth off with great pride and care, 'are two pieces of furniture to commence with.'
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9 He has a remarkable head-voice, and will commence as a chorister.
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10 As we now possess these infallible signs, let us commence our march.
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11 But, as a story should always commence at the beginning, I will tell you the whole in order.
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12 He would read his hymn, and nod at me to commence.
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13 The stentorian tones of the auctioneer, calling out to clear the way, now announced that the sale was about to commence.
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14 Now from this double point our research must commence, and we will begin it by presuming that what the lad says is absolutely true.
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15 After an hour or so, Mr. Rucastle suddenly remarked that it was time to commence the duties of the day, and that I might change my dress and go to little Edward in the nursery.
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