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An irregular musketry of applause escorted her also as far as the piano and then, as Mary Jane seated herself on the stool, and Aunt Julia, no longer smiling, half turned so as to pitch her voice fairly into the room, gradually ceased.
To me, with my nerves worked up to a pitch of expectancy, there was something depressing and subduing in the sudden gloom, and in the cold dank air of the vault.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
One evening a fearful tempest arose, it thundered and lightened, and the rain poured down from the sky in torrents: besides, it was as dark as pitch.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
The overstrained condition which had tormented her before did not only come back, but was intensified, and reached such a pitch that she was afraid every minute that something would snap within her from the excessive tension.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His curiosity and agitation, like that of the whole crowd, reached the highest pitch at this fifth murder.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Having put on French greatcoats and shakos, Petya and Dolokhov rode to the clearing from which Denisov had reconnoitered the French camp, and emerging from the forest in pitch darkness they descended into the hollow.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As to marriage licences, the competition rose to such a pitch, that a shy gentleman in want of one, had nothing to do but submit himself to the first inveigler, or be fought for, and become the prey of the strongest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
We left him bestirring himself to feed the fowls, and we sat down to our punch in the arbor; where Wemmick told me, as he smoked a pipe, that it had taken him a good many years to bring the property up to its present pitch of perfection.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Thomas Gradgrind junior, as the injured men of Coketown threatened to pitch their property into the Atlantic.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
For seeing to what a pitch of corruption these kings had come, we may conjecture that if two or three more like reigns had followed, and the taint spread from the head to the members, so soon as the latter became infected, cure would have been hopeless.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Hyde in danger of his life was a creature new to me; shaken with inordinate anger, strung to the pitch of murder, lusting to inflict pain.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context