1 I did not act, however, with undue precipitation.
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2 It was a foolish precipitation last Christmas, but the evil of a few days may be blotted out in part.
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3 Sikes dismounted with great precipitation, holding Oliver by the hand all the while; and lifting him down directly, bestowed a furious look upon him, and rapped the side-pocket with his fist, in a significant manner.
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4 Cora, already regretting her precipitation, was obliged to comply, for Magua instantly left the spot, and approached his gluttonous comrades.
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5 Uncas abandoned his rifle, and leaped forward with headlong precipitation.
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6 The Revolution came; events succeeded each other with precipitation; the parliamentary families, decimated, pursued, hunted down, were dispersed.
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7 Milady was about to cry out, "Immediately," but she reflected that such precipitation would not be very gracious toward d'Artagnan.
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8 I would have seized him, but he eluded me and quitted the house with precipitation.
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9 There was nothing she could say that would not precipitate a scene in which he would be sure to remark upon her locked door and the probable connection Ashley had with it.
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10 Miss Bart shrank from it slightly, and then flung herself into precipitate explanations.
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11 Again she felt her colour change; again her heart rose in precipitate throbs to meet what she felt was coming.
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12 He put it to her as if she had not grasped the consequences of her act; as if her incorrigible ignorance of business were about to precipitate her into a fresh act of folly.
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13 After riding about an hour in this way, the whole party made a precipitate and tumultuous descent into a barn-yard belonging to a large farming establishment.
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14 Thou hast spoken well, Brother Albert," said Beaumanoir; "thy motives were good, since thou didst judge it right to arrest thine erring brother in his career of precipitate folly.
15 Crawford had been too precipitate.
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