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He hastened upstairs, and a few minutes later I heard the slam of the hall door, which told me that he was off once more upon his congenial hunt.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I was brought up in the freer, less conventional atmosphere of South Australia, and this English life, with its proprieties and its primness, is not congenial to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Stepan Arkadyevitch would have been the companion most congenial to him, but he was going out, he said, to a soirée, in reality to the ballet.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And I have no doubt she did; or that he loved her, however strange it may appear; though, to be sure, they were a congenial couple.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It was the first time since her return from Europe that Lily had found herself in a congenial atmosphere, and the stirring of familiar associations had almost prepared her, as she descended the stairs before dinner, to enter upon a group of her old acquaintances.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I may be absent a month or two; but do not interfere with my motions, I entreat you; leave me to peace and solitude for a short time; and when I return, I hope it will be with a lighter heart, more congenial to your own temper.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Rejected suitors take to roaming as naturally as unhived bees; and the business to which he had cynically devoted himself was in many ways congenial to Venn.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
So he had come back because the Mexicans were not congenial; because business was as profitable here as there; because of any reason, and not because he cared to be near her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
Holmes returned to his seat with that quiet look of inward satisfaction which meant that he had a congenial task before him.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
That humid and congenial atmosphere which commonly adorned the view, veiling its harshness, and softening its asperities, had disappeared, the northern air poured across the waste of water so harsh and unmingled, that nothing was left to be conjectured by the eye, or fashioned by the fancy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context