1 There was no doubt what Ellen would say to a daughter who told lies and engaged in sharp practices.
2 But she never again thought of Ellen in connection with her business practices, never again regretted any means she used to take trade away from other lumber dealers.
3 "Being little accustomed to the practices of the savages, Alice, you mistake the place of real danger," said Heyward.
4 I allow no such practices with gentlemen on my place, said Mr. Shelby, with as much sternness as he could command, under the circumstances.
5 This, together with many other ill practices which accompanied it, has so weakened the militia of Italy, that the country has easily been trampled upon by all the nations of the North.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII.
6 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 MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVIII.
7 Drinking, gambling, quarrels, fights, and shockingly immoral practices were frequent.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter II.
8 His inward trouble drove him to practices more in accordance with the old, corrupted faith of Rome than with the better light of the church in which he had been born and bred.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
9 There is a strange secrecy in his nature," replied Hester, thoughtfully; "and it has grown upon him by the hidden practices of his revenge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
10 The pupils conformed, with the exception of the austerities, to all the practices of the convent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
11 We have penetrated into this community, full of those old practices which seem so novel to-day.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS
12 "But such services as these might involve him with the authorities of the country in which he practices this kind of philanthropy," said Franz.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 32. The Waking.
13 The names which occasionally dropt of former associates, the allusions to former practices and pursuits, suggested suspicions not favourable of what he had been.
14 They spoke of two friends who had passed the final medical examination, of the chances of getting places on ocean liners, of poor and rich practices.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 5
15 Why, man, it is the most practical medico-legal discovery for years.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES