1 Thus he discoursed gravely and paternally; in default of examples, he invented parables, going directly to the point, with few phrases and many images, which characteristic formed the real eloquence of Jesus Christ.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
2 The district-attorney concluded by insisting, that in default of Javert, the three witnesses Brevet, Chenildieu, and Cochepaille should be heard once more and solemnly interrogated.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
3 A grandnephew is almost the same as a grandson; in default of a lawyer one takes a lancer.
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4 The other lodgers had moved away or had died, or had been turned out in default of payment.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—TREASURE TROVE
5 They strike it cleverly in its vulnerable spot, in default of a cuirass, in its lack of logic; they attacked this revolution in its royalty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6 I assented to this proposal, in default of being able to suggest anything else.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
7 They have been in her family as servants; and, in default of any other school to receive them, she has, in many cases, had them instructed in a family school, with her own children.
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8 Somebody broke down in a piece of knitting, and no one but Sophy was able to put the defaulter in the right direction.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 59. RETURN