1 My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2 They talked and wrestled in the throes of composition, and felt as if something were happening, really happening, really in the void.
3 It is more difficult to speak well than to compose well; that is, the rules and trick of composition are oftener an object of study.
4 I could not preach but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
5 Wine-stains, fruit-stains, beer-stains, water-stains, paint-stains, pitch-stains, any stains, all come out at one rub with the infallible and invaluable composition.
6 It was the sickening feeling which, if the changed heart has any generosity at all in its composition, accompanies the sudden sight of a once-loved one who is beloved no more.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
7 At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
8 The nature of Mr. Tostoff's composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes.
9 They were her countrywomen: and the beef and ale of their native land, with a moral diet not a whit more refined, entered largely into their composition.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
10 "There is no law, nor reverence for authority, no regard for human ordinances or opinions, right or wrong, mixed up with that child's composition," remarked he, as much to himself as to his companion.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
11 "I will not ask your opinion of it as a composition," said Edward.
12 I signed myself, hers distractedly; and I couldn't help feeling, while I read this composition over, before sending it by a porter, that it was something in the style of Mr. Micawber.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
13 Mr. Micawber, genteelly adjusting his chin in his cravat, presently proceeded with his composition.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
14 This composition was considered to be the very finest effort of the evening.
15 Monte Cristo opened the tortoise-shell box, which the lady presented to him, and inhaled the odor of the lozenges with the air of an amateur who thoroughly appreciated their composition.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 52. Toxicology.