1 She rose hastily, without her usual preliminary burrowings and stretchings, and went to the window, hoping to see some neighbor's face, some heartening sight.
2 The musicians after preliminary tunings and whangings broke into "Old Dan Tucker" and Tommy turned to her.
3 Regina's would enable her, when Mrs. Peniston's legacy was paid, to realize the vision of the green-and-white shop with the fuller competence acquired by her preliminary training.
4 But to Lily herself, aware that the legacy could not be put to such a use, the preliminary training seemed a wasted effort.
5 At the preliminary examination, it developed that he had been a suitor of the girl's.
6 The preliminary stage of becoming acquainted was one which he always endeavored to ignore when a pretty and engaging woman was concerned.
7 Marija goes on the warpath straight off, without even the preliminary of a good cursing, and when she is pulled off it is with the coat collars of two villains in her hands.
8 And then, after a few preliminary tries, the whole farm burst out into 'Beasts of England' in tremendous unison.
9 As if a rook had hopped unseen to a prominent bald branch, he touched his collar and hemmed his preliminary croak.
10 Then there was a scuffle behind the bush; a preliminary premonitory scratching.
11 Well, every moment now is precious, so if you feel equal to it we shall go down to Scotland Yard at once as a preliminary to starting for Eyford.
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12 This brutal preliminary seemed to shadow forth some strange and inexplicable horror in the background.
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13 Besides this preliminary outlay, he must be prepared to keep himself for some years, and to hire a presentable carriage and horse.
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14 I fear, my friend, that I shall render myself tedious by dwelling on these preliminary circumstances; but they were days of comparative happiness, and I think of them with pleasure.
15 By this time the preliminary prayer had been offered in the meeting-house, and the accents of the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale were heard commencing his discourse.
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