1 I was going to ask to see the rubies when the phone rang and Gatsby took up the receiver.
2 He set down the receiver and came toward us, glistening slightly, to take our stiff straw hats.
3 "Holding down the receiver," said Daisy cynically.
4 As Tom took up the receiver the compressed heat exploded into sound and we were listening to the portentous chords of Mendelssohn's Wedding March from the ballroom below.
5 I didn't hear the rest of the name because I hung up the receiver.
6 "It's like being in an exhausted receiver," he thought.
7 This taciturn grating was a receiver of stolen goods.
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8 He was only speaking at the side of the telephone receiver while he waited for his connection, but in giving this invitation the deputy director was humbling himself.
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9 Write and tell me how he receives you.
10 "They received me and my news as one receives a dog in a game of skittles," said he in conclusion.
11 Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
12 All the kings, except the Chinese, wear military uniforms, and he who kills most people receives the highest rewards.
13 The soldier himself does the stabbing, hacking, burning, and pillaging, and always receives orders for these actions from men above him; he himself never gives an order.
14 They engage the services of a cheese-maker, whom they call the grurin; the grurin receives the milk of the associates three times a day, and marks the quantity on a double tally.
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15 The rule of the Perpetual Adoration is so rigid in its nature that it alarms, vocations recoil before it, the order receives no recruits.
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