1 The duration of my absence was left to my own choice; a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated.
2 Another pause therefore of many minutes' duration, succeeded this speech, and Lucy was still the first to end it.
3 After a single combat of some duration they returned, and I saw, to my joy, both in Mrs. Crupp's countenance and in my aunt's, that the deed was done.
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4 Not that her happiness was of long duration,' pursued Traddles, 'for, unfortunately, within a week another execution came in.
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5 Whenever she was particularly discomposed, she always performed one of these pedestrian feats; and the amount of her discomposure might always be estimated by the duration of her walk.
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6 This self-deception was not of long duration.
7 When a Southerner took the trouble to pack a trunk and travel twenty miles for a visit, the visit was seldom of shorter duration than a month, usually much longer.
8 So she gracefully evaded, for the time being, a definite answer as to the duration of her visit and slipped easily into the life of the red-brick house at the quiet end of Peachtree Street.
9 Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
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10 I never saw my mother, to know her as such, more than four or five times in my life; and each of these times was very short in duration, and at night.
11 The duration of each lesson was measured by the clock, which at last struck twelve.
12 April advanced to May: a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration.
13 It has been most unconsciously done, however, and I hope will be of short duration.
14 Still, the average duration of human life is proved to have increased of late years.
15 Albert Malvoisin, alarmed and impatient at the duration of their conference, now advanced to interrupt it.