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He was sure that he could do something better than his friend had ever done, or could ever do, something higher than mere tawdry journalism if he only got the chance.
The mere knowing of his name is a small thing, however, compared with the power of laying our hands upon him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We have come now out of mere vagueness to the definite conception of an Australian from Ballarat with a grey cloak.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The object of those who invented the system has apparently been to conceal that these characters convey a message, and to give the idea that they are the mere random sketches of children.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
One might have thought at first they were servants come to accompany their mistresses home; but on looking nearer, one soon saw they could scarcely be mere servants; their forms were too noble for that, their skin too fine, the cut of their dress too striking.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
It seemed to each of them that the life he led himself was the only real life, and the life led by his friend was a mere phantasm.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Levin felt more and more that all his ideas of marriage, all his dreams of how he would order his life, were mere childishness, and that it was something he had not understood hitherto, and now understood less than ever, though it was being performed upon him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This was not mere supposition, she saw it distinctly in the piercing light, which revealed to her now the meaning of life and human relations.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Natasha would have been completely happy if the thought of the separation awaiting her and drawing near had not terrified her, just as the mere thought of it made him turn pale and cold.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context