1 As he stood, he leaned upon his weapon for support, and yet his tall figure and the massive framework of his bones suggested a wiry and vigorous constitution.
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2 His iron constitution enabled him to work morning and evening at improving and tilling his lands.
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3 He soon realized that even his iron constitution could not stand the incessant strain which he was putting upon it.
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4 Utterly heedless of the wear and tear of her clothes and constitution, and adamant to her pathetic sneezes, Mr. Bounderby immediately crammed her into a coach, and bore her off to Stone Lodge.
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5 The situation of the inferior gentry, or Franklins, as they were called, who, by the law and spirit of the English constitution, were entitled to hold themselves independent of feudal tyranny, became now unusually precarious.
6 Yet such was the virtue of Miriam's balsam, or such the strength of Ivanhoe's constitution, that he did not sustain from the hurried journey that inconvenience which his kind physician had apprehended.
7 It can be but for a fortnight," said Henry; "and if a fortnight can kill her, she must have a constitution which nothing could save.
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8 It is a part of an Englishman's constitution.
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9 For countless years I judged there had been no danger of war or solitary violence, no danger from wild beasts, no wasting disease to require strength of constitution, no need of toil.
10 But not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature.
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11 And yet, by the constitution of his nature, he loved the truth, and loathed the lie, as few men ever did.
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12 Donavan says there is nothing materially to be apprehended; her constitution is a good one, and her resolution equal to any thing.
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13 If it had been in my constitution to be a lighter grubber, I might ha got into lighter trouble.
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14 Not that Trabb's boy was of a malignant nature, but that he had too much spare vivacity, and that it was in his constitution to want variety and excitement at anybody's expense.
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15 He was double my mother's age when he married, and of but a delicate constitution.
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