1 She could not desert Tara; she belonged to the red acres far more than they could ever belong to her.
2 In the days that followed, Tara might have been Crusoe's desert island, so still it was, so isolated from the rest of the world.
3 I cannot understand why I did not desert.
4 It would have been impossible for Mrs. Peniston to be heroic on a desert island, but with the eyes of her little world upon her she took a certain pleasure in her act.
5 They moved on from the desert stillness of the Schoenstrom station.
6 Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
7 On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8 It was a black and hooded head; and hanging there in the midst of so intense a calm, it seemed the Sphynx's in the desert.
9 They tell me, sir, that Stubb did once desert poor little Pip, whose drowned bones now show white, for all the blackness of his living skin.
10 But I will never desert ye, sir, as Stubb did him.
11 He ate and drank with an appetite that no sense of danger could disturb, but his vigilance seemed never to desert him.
12 In that moment of surprise, the self-possession of Heyward did not desert him.
13 A truant provincial was paying the forfeit of his disobedience, by being plundered of those very effects which had caused him to desert his place in the ranks.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 17
14 "I knew that you would never desert me," she said, looking up with a momentary glow on her otherwise dejected countenance.
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15 Heyward gladly obeyed a summons that took them from a spot where, each instant, he felt his self-control was about to desert him.
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