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Many a time I was desperately tired; but all the same it was a tremendous pleasure to sit there working and earning money.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
All blessed themselves and Mr Dedalus with a sigh of pleasure lifted from the dish the heavy cover pearled around the edge with glistening drops.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
They were not much more than acquaintances as yet but Jimmy found great pleasure in the society of one who had seen so much of the world and was reputed to own some of the biggest hotels in France.
I had no keener pleasure than in following Holmes in his professional investigations, and in admiring the rapid deductions, as swift as intuitions, and yet always founded on a logical basis with which he unravelled the problems which were submitted to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The titter that rippled around the room appeared to abash the boy, but in reality that result was caused rather more by his worshipful awe of his unknown idol and the dread pleasure that lay in his high good fortune.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
In reality, such remembrances are rather unpleasant: every sin, every evil thought, may, like a clock with alarm or chimes, be repeated at pleasure; then the question is if we can trust ourselves to give an account of every unbecoming word in our heart and on our lips.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
When she mused on the past, she dwelt with pleasure, with tenderness, on the memories of her relations with Levin.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
By gymnastics and careful attention to his health he had brought himself to such a point that in spite of his excess in pleasure he looked as fresh as a big glossy green Dutch cucumber.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Whether the labor devoted to obtaining the money corresponded to the pleasure given by what was bought with it, was a consideration he had long ago dismissed.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context