1 She could not account for her elevation to this position except by the fact that she could accompany anyone on the piano, even the Misses McLure who were tone deaf but who would sing duets.
2 It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows.
3 "They are your husband's," returned Mademoiselle, with a shrug and a malicious elevation of the eyebrows.
4 It possessed no other apparent advantage for a resting place, than in its elevation and form, which might render defense easy, and surprise nearly impossible.
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5 After making nearly a semicircle around the pond, they diverged from the water-course, and began to ascend to the level of a slight elevation in that bottom land, over which they journeyed.
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6 Obedient to the sign, the girls raised the bier to the elevation of their heads, and advanced with slow and regulated steps, chanting, as they proceeded, another wailing song in praise of the deceased.
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7 He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant upon the high plane of the unconfessed from which elevation he could be derided.
8 St. Clare's mother had been a woman of uncommon elevation and purity of character, and he gave to his child his mother's name, fondly fancying that she would prove a reproduction of her image.
9 He had toiled painfully down the ravine, and on to this little elevation, in the vain hope of seeing some signs of water.
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10 On a platform beyond the southern entrance, formed by a natural elevation of the ground, were pitched five magnificent pavilions, adorned with pennons of russet and black, the chosen colours of the five knights challengers.
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.
12 There was an abstraction in his eye, an elevation in his air, which might have warned an observant stranger that thoughts were passing in the beadle's mind, too great for utterance.
13 Their path was not over Rainbarrow now, but down a valley which left that ancient elevation a little to the east.
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14 On the horizon through the trees, he perceived a sort of little elevation, and on this elevation something which at that distance resembled a lion.
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15 The elevation of level which they contribute to civilization is intrinsic with them; it proceeds from themselves and not from an accident.
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