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His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We had occasion some months ago to strengthen our resources and borrowed for that purpose 30,000 napoleons from the Bank of France.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation, but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so overwhelmingly strong that it was not necessary to bring forward all the facts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Twice they had attempted to attack this point, but on each occasion had been driven back by grapeshot from the four isolated guns on the hillock.
War and Peace(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
The feeling of pain and fear he had experienced when he was being crushed, together with that of rapture, still further intensified his sense of the importance of the occasion.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He would often say the exact opposite of what he had said on a previous occasion, yet both would be right.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
An anecdote was on the tip of her tongue, about a public lavatory built to celebrate the same occasion, and how the Mayor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Murdstone and his sister, who were always present, and found them a favourable occasion for giving my mother lessons in that miscalled firmness, which was the bane of both our lives.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Whatsoever the public meeting held in Coketown, and whatsoever the subject of such meeting, some Coketowner was sure to seize the occasion of alluding to his eminently practical friend Gradgrind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context