1 You ought to know what miracles a woman can perform when she has a bit of cash.
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2 It seemed wonderful to him that any one should perform with such careless ease the difficult task of making tea in public in a lurching train.
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3 Miss Pragg, the secretary, had been called away, and there would be notes and dinner-cards to write, lost addresses to hunt up, and other social drudgery to perform.
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4 They belonged to the vast group of human automata who go through life without neglecting to perform a single one of the gestures executed by the surrounding puppets.
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5 After all, that task would be easier to perform, now that his personal stake in it was annulled.
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6 To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
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7 , brand him in the forehead with a hot iron and perform upon him a surgical operation with a pair of tailor's shears.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-BarnettGet Context In II
8 So long as we have wage slavery," answered Schliemann, "it matters not in the least how debasing and repulsive a task may be, it is easy to find people to perform it.
9 The dangerous weapons were brushed aside by the still nervous arm of the veteran, or fell of themselves, after menacing an act that it would seem no one had courage to perform.
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10 Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
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11 In selecting another to perform the office of reclaiming his highly prized rifle, the scout had lost sight of none of his habitual caution.
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12 The days between Christmas and New Year's day are allowed as holidays; and, accordingly, we were not required to perform any labor, more than to feed and take care of the stock.
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13 I am thy creature, and I will be even mild and docile to my natural lord and king if thou wilt also perform thy part, the which thou owest me.
14 Do not think that I shall be slow to perform this sacrifice.
15 In this manner, Hester Prynne came to have a part to perform in the world.
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