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To tell them that she felt ashamed for herself and for them would be to betray her agitation, while to decline their offers to dress her would prolong their banter and insistence.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Fagin was sufficiently well acquainted with the manners and customs of that particular species of humanity to which Nancy belonged, to feel tolerably certain that it would be rather unsafe to prolong any conversation with her, at present.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He knows that I know too much, and that I must not live, lest I be dangerous to him; my only chance is to prolong my opportunities.
She could not remain at Bellomont without playing bridge, and being involved in other expenses; and to continue her usual series of autumn visits would merely prolong the same difficulties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
She started, pushed him back with both her hands on his breast, but pushed feebly, and he was able to renew and prolong his kiss.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
He revolved a thousand plans by which he should be enabled to prolong the deceit until it might be no longer necessary, and secretly to take his daughter with him when he departed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
She wavered momentarily between interest in his last words and a feminine desire to prolong the scene with anger and indignation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
For she only had to hold herself back in sexual intercourse, and let him finish and expend himself without herself coming to the crisis: and then she could prolong the connexion and achieve her orgasm and her crisis while he was merely her tool.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
When Jean Valjean wished to prolong his visit and to induce forgetfulness of the hour, he sang the praises of Marius; he pronounced him handsome, noble, courageous, witty, eloquent, good.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Heyward, perceiving that the stubborn adherence of the scout to the cause of his friends the Delawares, or Mohicans, for they were branches of the same numerous people, was likely to prolong a useless discussion, changed the subject.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Her father invariably spent that day alone in the library; and walked, at dusk, as far as Gimmerton kirkyard, where he would frequently prolong his stay beyond midnight.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context