1 It was about the hour of noon, therefore, when De Bracy, for whose advantage the expedition had been first planned, appeared to prosecute his views upon the hand and possessions of the Lady Rowena.
2 Of them all, perhaps, De Bracy least regretted the interruption; for his conference with the Lady Rowena had arrived at a point, where he found it equally difficult to prosecute or to resign his enterprise.
3 I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book, under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances; and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute.
4 They're soft-hearted psalm-singers, or they wouldn't have taken him in at all; and they'll ask no questions after him, fear they should be obliged to prosecute, and so get him lagged.
5 At others he will with his own hands tear down some other man's gate and declare that a path has existed there from time immemorial, defying the owner to prosecute him for trespass.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
6 Instead of rushing in a confused and disorderly throng to the cavern, ten of the wisest and firmest among the chiefs were selected to prosecute the investigation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 27
7 The Attorney for the Crown had him warned that the authorities would prosecute him for "illegal" wearing of this decoration.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
8 We stay in town, of course,' said Mrs. Maylie, 'while there remains the slightest prospect of prosecuting this inquiry with a chance of success.
9 I think had there been any alternative I should have taken it, instead of prosecuting that unknown night journey.
10 For he perceived not that the times had changed, and that with them it was necessary to change the methods of prosecuting the war.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX.
11 I have already successfully conducted several public prosecutions, and brought the offenders to merited punishment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
12 It was thus that I was to be taught to associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard.
13 When the prosecution opened and the evidence was put short, aforehand, I noticed how heavy it all bore on me, and how light on him.
14 After three days' delay, during which the crown prosecution stood over for the production of the witness from the prison-ship, the witness came, and completed the easy case.
15 I became alarmed, as any prosecution might be attended with serious consequences.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.