1 Lieutenants are crowned kings; superintendents improvise manufacturers out of themselves.
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2 He made haste to improvise an expedient to make her forget the oath.
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3 There is necessarily required a certain modicum of antiquity in a race, and the wrinkle of the centuries cannot be improvised.
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4 Blocks which were improvised like the rest and procured no one knows where.
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5 D'Artagnan explained the sword wound of his companion by a sortie which he improvised.
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6 At the noise Felton made in entering, Milady leaped lightly to the ground, and tried to conceal behind her the improvised cord she held in her hand.
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7 In a few minutes the train drew up beside an improvised wooden platform.
8 They waded waist-deep in the grass, in a compact body, bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.
9 As in olden time, the words of these hymns were improvised by some leading minstrel of the religious band.
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10 As we then had no room large enough to accommodate all who would be present, the place of meeting was under a large improvised arbour, built partly of brush and partly of rough boards.
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11 The count wished to go home, but Helene entreated him not to spoil her improvised ball, and the Rostovs stayed on.
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12 Their talk was nothing but improvisations on the theme: "I never did like this Haydock."
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13 Too much improvisation empties the mind in a stupid way.
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14 Here insurrection assumes the character of a plot; there of an improvisation.
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15 It was an improvisation of this sort that had slain Jean Prouvaire.
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