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His courtesy of manner rang a little false and Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Rumour reported that Drebber had managed to convert a large part of his property into money, and that he had departed a wealthy man, while his companion, Stangerson, was comparatively poor.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Seven stood upright; the rest had been dislodged from their places, probably by the zeal of some convert to Christianity, and lay, some prostrate near their former site, and others on the side of the hill.
The only person who offered enough to make it worth her while to try juvenile literature was a worthy gentleman who felt it his mission to convert all the world to his particular belief.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Miss Bingley offered her the carriage, and she only wanted a little pressing to accept it, when Jane testified such concern in parting with her, that Miss Bingley was obliged to convert the offer of the chaise to an invitation to remain at Netherfield for the present.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
He will increase in strength and honor by struggling with adversity, which he will convert into prosperity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
For a week after he became a convert Jurgis continued to wander about all day, looking for work; until at last he met with a strange fortune.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Then, she was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves, and by all the combative energy of her character, which enabled her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
I early learned that it is a hard matter to convert an individual by abusing him, and that this is more often accomplished by giving credit for all the praiseworthy actions performed than by calling attention alone to all the evil done.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context