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This idea of surrender had a perilous attraction for his mind now that he felt his soul beset once again by the insistent voices of the flesh which began to murmur to him again during his prayers and meditations.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
As a matter of fact, burglars who have done a good stroke of business are, as a rule, only too glad to enjoy the proceeds in peace and quiet without embarking on another perilous undertaking.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The bats chased the children a good distance; but the fugitives plunged into every new passage that offered, and at last got rid of the perilous things.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
But credit acquired by secret practices, which is the other method spoken of, is most perilous and prejudicial.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Nor was he less surprised to see Richard surrounded by so many silvan attendants, the outlaws, as they seemed to be, of the forest, and a perilous retinue therefore for a prince.
These men, wholly absorbed in the grave and sacred task in which they were engaged, thought no more of the perilous situation in which they stood.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The occupation of sewermen was formerly almost as perilous, and almost as repugnant to the people, as the occupation of knacker, which was so long held in horror and handed over to the executioner.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The smallness of the school, the fewness of rivals, permitted her to experiment with her perilous versatility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
All the oarsmen are involved in its perilous contortions; so that to the timid eye of the landsman, they seem as Indian jugglers, with the deadliest snakes sportively festooning their limbs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
But this the executive power, or wise princes, never need come in the danger of: and it is the thing, of all others, they have most need to avoid, as of all others the most perilous.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
Through chequered fortunes, through many perilous ways, we steer for Latium, where destiny points us a quiet home.