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Trudging along the road or standing in some grimy wayside public house his elders spoke constantly of the subjects nearer their hearts, of Irish politics, of Munster and of the legends of their own family, to all of which Stephen lent an avid ear.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I am sorry that Miss Sutherland has troubled you about this little matter, for I think it is far better not to wash linen of the sort in public.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation, but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so overwhelmingly strong that it was not necessary to bring forward all the facts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The accidental discovery, just made, that the proprietor of the Temperance Tavern kept liquor on his premises, scarcely fluttered the public pulse, tremendous as the fact was.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
For a horse, it was said, the pension would be five pounds of corn a day and, in winter, fifteen pounds of hay, with a carrot or possibly an apple on public holidays.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
At dinner he talked a little to his wife about Moscow matters, and, with a sarcastic smile, asked her after Stepan Arkadyevitch; but the conversation was for the most part general, dealing with Petersburg official and public news.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Alexey Alexandrovitch was in principle in favor of the publicity of legal proceedings, though for some higher official considerations he disliked the application of the principle in Russia, and disapproved of it, as far as he could disapprove of anything instituted by authority of the Emperor.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As the husband had to drive to meet someone on official business, while the wife had to go to the concert and some public meeting of a committee on the Eastern Question, there was a great deal to consider and settle.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And now, when one wants to smooth the thing over, some conceit prevents your apologizing, and you wish to make the whole affair public.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Having waited there for Rostopchin who did not turn up, they became convinced that Moscow would be surrendered, and then dispersed all about the town to the public houses and cookshops.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
An anecdote was on the tip of her tongue, about a public lavatory built to celebrate the same occasion, and how the Mayor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context