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As though tears were the indispensable oil, without which the machinery of mutual confidence could not run smoothly between the two sisters, the sisters after their tears talked, not of what was uppermost in their minds, but, though they talked of outside matters, they understood each other.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In quiet and untroubled times it seems to every administrator that it is only by his efforts that the whole population under his rule is kept going, and in this consciousness of being indispensable every administrator finds the chief reward of his labor and efforts.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Serpukhov is already occupied by an enemy detachment and Tula with its famous arsenal so indispensable to the army, is in danger.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Eliza ended by acquiring an extremely uncommercial script which was a positive extension of her personal beauty, and spending three times as much on stationery as anyone else because certain qualities and shapes of paper became indispensable to her.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
There was no indispensable necessity for my communicating with Joe by letter, inasmuch as he sat beside me and we were alone.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Also there was on view the goat which an old belief still considers to be an indispensable adjunct to such places, even though its apparent use is to pace up and down beneath the noses of the horses as though the place belonged to it.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
She had, in short, failed to make herself indispensable; or rather, her attempt to do so had been thwarted by an influence stronger than any she could exert.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I remembered also the necessity imposed upon me of either journeying to England or entering into a long correspondence with those philosophers of that country whose knowledge and discoveries were of indispensable use to me in my present undertaking.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
That he should have set the buckle of his stock awry, it was indispensable that there should have taken place in him one of those emotions which may be designated as internal earthquakes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Marius occupied in the Gorbeau house, for an annual sum of thirty francs, a den minus a fireplace, called a cabinet, which contained only the most indispensable articles of furniture.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context