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But Napoleon with his long experience of war well knew the meaning of a battle not gained by the attacking side in eight hours, after all efforts had been expended.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
That there were now occasional sounds of feet and voices overhead which he inferred the cotton did not exclude, from the circumstance of his evidently being clutched by the lady as a victim on whom to expend her superabundant agitation when the sounds were loudest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
One night I was sitting in the chimney corner with my slate, expending great efforts on the production of a letter to Joe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Fang to the House of Correction for one month; with the appropriate and amusing remark that since he had so much breath to spare, it would be more wholesomely expended on the treadmill than in a musical instrument.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
For she only had to hold herself back in sexual intercourse, and let him finish and expend himself without herself coming to the crisis: and then she could prolong the connexion and achieve her orgasm and her crisis while he was merely her tool.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
This strange battle was like a duel between two raging, wounded men, each of whom, still fighting and still resisting, is expending all his blood.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
He had persisted for three years, expending in these explorations the little money which he had laid by.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Gavroche balanced on his heels, clenched both fists in his pockets, moved his neck around like a bird, expended in a gigantic pout all the sagacity of his lower lip.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Insurrection, which is speedily exhausted, has only a certain number of shots to fire and a certain number of combatants to expend.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
And the whale soon ceasing to sound, for some time they remained in that attitude, fearful of expending more line, though the position was a little ticklish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
There were in all six thousand piastres, but of these six thousand Albert had already expended three thousand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context