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Frequently it took a whole day of exhausting effort to drag a single boulder to the top of the quarry, and sometimes when it was pushed over the edge it failed to break.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Two or three people, your husband among them, understand all the importance of the thing, but the others simply drag it down.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was exhausted, and felt it a great effort to drag his staggering legs out of the mire, and for a minute he hesitated.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She has even secret mischievous moments in which she wishes she could get him alone, on a desert island, away from all ties and with nobody else in the world to consider, and just drag him off his pedestal and see him making love like any common man.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Indeed, it was all that they could do to drag themselves on to the balcony, and there to relapse into easy chairs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
They were dead, and I lived; their murderer also lived, and to destroy him I must drag out my weary existence.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
There were hundreds of men skulking in the swamps and the mountains, defying the provost guard to drag them back to the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The king took the gift very graciously, and said he knew not what to give in return more valuable and wonderful than the great turnip; so the soldier was forced to put it into a cart, and drag it home with him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context