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The clock in the dairy told him that it was five minutes to five but, as he turned away, he heard a clock somewhere near him, but unseen, beating eleven strokes in swift precision.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
My friend, who loved above all things precision and concentration of thought, resented anything which distracted his attention from the matter in hand.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She knew that feeling and knew its signs, and saw them in Anna; saw the quivering, flashing light in her eyes, and the smile of happiness and excitement unconsciously playing on her lips, and the deliberate grace, precision, and lightness of her movements.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The young officer was evidently exercising his duties for the first or second time and therefore treated both his superiors and the men with great precision and formality.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To Ethan, still in the rosy haze of his hour with Mattie, the sight came with the intense precision of the last dream before waking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
She cried quietly as she undressed, laying aside her clothes with her habitual precision, setting everything in order for the next day, when the old life must be taken up as though there had been no break in its routine.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Madame Odintsov delivered all this little speech with peculiar precision, as though she had learned it by heart; then she turned to Arkady.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
I now related my history briefly but with firmness and precision, marking the dates with accuracy and never deviating into invective or exclamation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
He took a book from his pocket and began energetically to read it, judging by the precision and frequency with which he turned the leaves.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
But, contrary to all expectation, when the 31st of August came, the house opened as usual, and Cocles appeared behind the grating of the counter, examined all bills presented with the usual scrutiny, and, from first to last, paid all with the usual precision.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
She holds her skirt with her hand as she dances, with stately precision, after the manner of the grandes dames.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context