1 He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
2 He waited in order to allow pure air to displace the foul atmosphere, and then went on.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
3 At the same time he made an effort to displace the big iron-shod shoe which rested on his treasure.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
4 She saw him displace the bar and slip into the garden.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A CAB RUNS IN ENGLISH AND BARKS IN SLANG
5 When I became Joe's 'prentice, Orlick was perhaps confirmed in some suspicion that I should displace him; howbeit, he liked me still less.'
6 Javert up to that moment had remained erect, motionless, with his eyes fixed on the ground, cast athwart this scene like some displaced statue, which is waiting to be put away somewhere.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
7 When I come to think it over, the earth instead of the corpse will not seem like the real thing, it won't do, it will get displaced, it will move about.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
8 The angle at which he saw everything began to be displaced anew.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—MARIUS' ASTONISHMENTS
9 Marius displaced the bar, and rushed headlong into the garden.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—MARIUS
10 The truth seems to be that a long line of disillusive centuries has permanently displaced the Hellenic idea of life, or whatever it may be called.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
11 He had spent the time in working about the premises, sweeping leaves from the garden paths, cutting dead stalks from the flower beds, and nailing up creepers which had been displaced by the autumn winds.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
12 Some of this opposition is, of course, mere envy; the disappointment of displaced demagogues and the spite of narrow minds.
13 Words and music have lost each other and new and cant phrases of a dimly understood theology have displaced the older sentiment.
14 Presumably sausages were once chopped and stuffed by hand, and if so it would be interesting to know how many workers had been displaced by these inventions.
15 The shadows were falling thicker now, the last greenish tinge had left the sky and a slight chill was displacing the balminess of spring.