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My friend had no breakfast himself, for it was one of his peculiarities that in his more intense moments he would permit himself no food, and I have known him presume upon his iron strength until he has fainted from pure inanition.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Before the depth reached his middle he was halfway over; the current would permit no more wading, now, so he struck out confidently to swim the remaining hundred yards.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
But some strange force of evil would not let her give herself up to her feelings, as though the rules of warfare would not permit her to surrender.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All the generals, officers, and soldiers of the French army knew it could not be done, because the flagging spirit of the troops would not permit it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To tell you exactly, whether there are more people fit to send to a madhouse in one country than the other, is what my imperfect intelligence will not permit.
My younger children are instructed to observe, as closely as circumstances will permit, the habits of the pigs and poultry maintained in the poorer parts of this city: a pursuit from which they have, on two occasions, been brought home, within an inch of being run over.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Never do I permit myself to step outside the civil law, great though has been the harm which that rule has wrought me in my career.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
And while this is true of individual men, it holds good also of a concourse of men living together in one republic, who will arrive at that measure of perfection which the institutions of their State permit.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Those are as fixed as fate, and my voyage is only now delayed until the weather shall permit my embarkation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
She was panting, for her stays were laced too tightly to permit much running, but she walked on as rapidly as she could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I began last week to permit my wife to sit at dinner with me, at the farthest end of a long table; and to answer (but with the utmost brevity) the few questions I asked her.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context