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He was conscious of this, and put a constraint upon his head; but his keeping that immovable, and sitting rolling his eyes like a piece of machinery, did not mend the matter at all.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Thus, even while he trembled, and turned burning hot at the idea of speedy death, he fell to counting the iron spikes before him, and wondering how the head of one had been broken off, and whether they would mend it, or leave it as it was.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
I am going away tomorrow to join my aunt at Richfield, and I shall stay there for the rest of the autumn, and dismiss my maid and learn how to mend my own clothes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
After three years expectation that things would mend, I accepted an advantageous offer from Captain William Prichard, master of the Antelope, who was making a voyage to the South Sea.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
The hurt nigger moaned feebly somewhere near by, and then fetched a deep sigh that made me mend my pace away from there.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Ivanhoe, extricating himself from his fallen horse, was soon on foot, hastening to mend his fortune with his sword; but his antagonist arose not.
The knowledge that her mother had a fault like hers, and tried to mend it, made her own easier to bear and strengthened her resolution to cure it, though forty years seemed rather a long time to watch and pray to a girl of fifteen.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
I shall send for my clothes when I get to Longbourn; but I wish you would tell Sally to mend a great slit in my worked muslin gown before they are packed up.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
But that did in nowise mend the matter, or at all soften the hard heart of the learned gentleman with the copy of Blackstone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Linton, to mend matters, paid us a visit himself on the morrow, and read the young master such a lecture on the road he guided his family, that he was stirred to look about him, in earnest.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context