1 A terrible sorrow had fallen upon him when he had been happy and he had let his soul fill itself with blackness and had refused obstinately to allow any rift of light to pierce through.
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2 He waited silently, striving to pierce through the darkness.
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3 He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
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4 We must pierce through the corridor by forming a side opening about the middle, as it were the top part of a cross.
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5 My eyes pierce the inmost recesses of the earth, and are dazzled at the sight of so much riches.
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6 As he approached it, Noirtier's gaze followed him, and his eyes appeared of such a fiery brightness that Villefort felt them pierce to the depths of his heart.
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7 He gazed about him on every side, but the darkness was too dense for the eye to pierce.
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8 But what were her feelings when Pavel Petrovitch, Pavel Petrovitch himself, put her hand to his lips and seemed to pierce into it without kissing it, and only heaving convulsive sighs from time to time.
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9 On seeing this, Pierre moved forward with his breast toward the swords, meaning them to pierce it.
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10 It seemed as though it might be possible to pierce this worm-eaten barrier.
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11 If you wish to go out, you will be obliged to pierce your wall.
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12 Hence is it they fear and desire, sorrow and rejoice; nor can they pierce the air while barred in the blind darkness of their prison-house.
13 Then Numitor, seizing his dead brother's javelin, aims at Aeneas, but might not fairly pierce him, and grazed tall Achates on the thigh.
14 No wind, however squally, could break through the cover they afforded, nor could the sun's rays pierce them, nor the rain get through them, so closely did they grow into one another.
15 She weeps continually, and accuses herself unjustly as the cause of his death; her words pierce my heart.