1 She looked what she was: Sir Richard's daughter; and niece of the two old ladies at Wimbledon who were so proud, being O'Neils, of their descent from the Kings of Ireland.
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2 The Olivers couldn't trace their descent for more than two or three hundred years.
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3 From Mr. Bounderby I have received every acknowledgment of my social station, and every recognition of my family descent, that I could possibly expect.
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4 With all her deference for Mr. Bounderby as contradistinguished from his portrait, Mrs. Sparsit had not the smallest intention of interrupting the descent.
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5 "Of Saxon descent, he at least," said Cedric, with exultation.
6 Emboldened by these considerations, the Jew pursued his point, and jostled the Norman Christian, without respect either to his descent, quality, or religion.
7 Escaping from thence, the stream murmured down the descent by a channel which its course had long worn, and so wandered through the little plain to lose itself in the neighbouring wood.
8 Athelstane, it is true, was vain enough, and loved to have his ears tickled with tales of his high descent, and of his right by inheritance to homage and sovereignty.
9 It may be added, that in travelling thus late through the forest, Cedric and Athelstane relied on their descent and character, as well as their courage.
10 Still, however, his speech was hailed by Cedric as an incontestible token of reviving spirit in his companion, whose previous indifference had begun, notwithstanding his respect for Athelstane's descent, to wear out his patience.
11 Edmund had descended from that moral elevation which he had maintained before, and they were both as much the better as the happier for the descent.
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12 They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
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13 There was a portrait within of a man strikingly handsome and intelligent-looking, but bearing unmistakable signs upon his features of his African descent.
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14 When I was near the bottom of the descent I looked back.
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15 I resolved I would make the descent without further waste of time, and started out in the early morning towards a well near the ruins of granite and aluminium.