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He was off in one of those hysterical outbursts which come upon a strong nature when some great crisis is over and gone.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Would that I had some brighter ending to communicate to my readers, but these are the chronicles of fact, and I must follow to their dark crisis the strange chain of events which for some days made Riding Thorpe Manor a household word through the length and breadth of England.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was pleased to think that, even in such an important crisis in life, no one would be able to say that he had not acted in accordance with the principles of that religion whose banner he had always held aloft amid the general coolness and indifference.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
If I had known that young man, at the period when my difficulties came to a crisis, all I can say is, that I believe my creditors would have been a great deal better managed than they were.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For Fabius judging him unequal to the duties of the consulship at such a crisis, spoke against him and pointed out his insufficiency, and so prevented his appointment, turning the popular favour towards another who deserved it more.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Mina gazed at him fixedly for a few minutes, during which my own heart beat like a trip hammer, for I felt that some crisis was at hand.
Peniston remarked to her confidential maid that, if any of the family were to be with her at such a crisis (though for forty years she had been thought competent to see to the hanging of her own curtains), she would certainly have preferred Miss Grace to Miss Lily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
For she only had to hold herself back in sexual intercourse, and let him finish and expend himself without herself coming to the crisis: and then she could prolong the connexion and achieve her orgasm and her crisis while he was merely her tool.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
He felt that he was on the brink of the second decisive crisis of his conscience and of his destiny; that the Bishop had marked the first phase of his new life, and that Champmathieu marked the second.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
When you think matters have reached a crisis, and that it is time to put a stop to them, fire a shot.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
In some regiments, the soldiers were uncertain, which added to the fearful uncertainty of the crisis.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context