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No matter what the subject might be, a brainracking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
She found this comfort through a completely new world being opened to her by means of this acquaintance, a world having nothing in common with her past, an exalted, noble world, from the height of which she could contemplate her past calmly.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could not bear the idea of letting the enemy even reach Smolensk, still less could he contemplate the burning of Moscow, and when our armies did unite he was displeased that Smolensk was abandoned and burned without a general engagement having been fought under its walls.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I could think of the past now, gravely, but not bitterly; and could contemplate the future in a brave spirit.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The answer was so long in coming, though there was no indecision in it, that Tom went and leaned on the back of her chair, to contemplate the fire which so engrossed her, from her point of view, and see what he could make of it.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
And truly it is strange to think to what a pitch of greatness Athens came during the hundred years after she had freed herself from the despotism of Pisistratus; and far stranger to contemplate the marvellous growth which Rome made after freeing herself from her kings.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I did not, like him, attempt a critical knowledge of their dialects, for I did not contemplate making any other use of them than temporary amusement.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
There was an orgy of grabbing and over all there was a cold cynicism about open theft in high places that was chilling to contemplate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Jean Valjean rested his elbow on the knob at the head of the bed, and his brow on his hand, and began to contemplate the motionless body of Fantine, which lay extended there.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
She shut herself up, which her rule allowed her to do, and hid herself, every time that she desired to contemplate it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context