1 Rather, it was Gerald's compact smallness that made him what he was, for he had learned early that little people must be hardy to survive among large ones.
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2 Its modest "effects," compact of enamel paint and ingenuity, spoke to him in the language just then sweetest to his ear.
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3 That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
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4 The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
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5 The veselija is a compact, a compact not expressed, but therefore only the more binding upon all.
6 As the blankets yielded before the outward pressure, and the branches settled in the fissure of the rock by their own weight, forming a compact body, Duncan once more breathed freely.
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7 Sometimes it went up in little balls, white and compact.
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8 A moment later the officers began to bustle among the men, pushing them into a more compact mass and into a better alignment.
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9 The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it and contiguous to absolutely nothing.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott FitzgeraldGet Context In Chapter 2
10 It would be a compact of convenience, and the world would be satisfied.
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11 At least I was no party to the compact," said Estella, "for if I could walk and speak, when it was made, it was as much as I could do.
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12 In fulfilment of the compact I have made with myself, to reflect my mind on this paper, I again examine it, closely, and bring its secrets to the light.
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13 Three people have used that very phrase about Kaulbach to me today already, just as though they had made a compact about it.
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14 The whole thing was compact, overwhelming, and misshapen.
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15 The centre of the English army, rather concave, very dense, and very compact, was strongly posted.
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