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He saw the heads of his classmates meekly bent as they wrote in their notebooks the points they were bidden to note, nominal definitions, essential definitions and examples or dates of birth or death, chief works, a favourable and an unfavourable criticism side by side.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
But it was essential that they should use it soon, as it might be discovered, or the bullion might be removed.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
This message makes it even more essential that we should not lose an hour in letting Hilton Cubitt know how matters stand, for it is a singular and a dangerous web in which our simple Norfolk squire is entangled.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But she was full of mystery about her art, in which a certain pair of magic spectacles did her essential service.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
To sell this forest was absolutely essential; but at present, until he was reconciled with his wife, the subject could not be discussed.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had noticed often that even in actual praise technique was opposed to essential quality, as though one could paint well something that was bad.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only one thing was essential: to have money in the bank, without inquiring where it came from, so as to know that one had the wherewithal to buy meat for tomorrow.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Everything essential had already been done; feet, hands, necks, and ears washed, perfumed, and powdered, as befits a ball; the openwork silk stockings and white satin shoes with ribbons were already on; the hairdressing was almost done.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre listened to him, straining each faculty to understand the essential points of the impending battle, but was mortified to feel that his mental capacity was inadequate for the task.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The man who does not understand the construction of the machine cannot conceive that the small connecting cogwheel which revolves quietly is one of the most essential parts of the machine, and not the shaving which merely harms and hinders the working.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context