1 We can't get wholesomely drunk and relax.
2 He heard the swing-couch creak as she sat up abruptly, peered, then leaned back and pretended to relax.
3 The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.
4 There was now an apparent disposition to relax; to widen the circle of confidences and give a more general tone to the conversation.
5 "Well," she reiterated, and stood up, stretching her arms, and feeling the need to relax her muscles after having been so long seated.
6 Unaccustomed to sudden emergencies, her head began to swim, and her grip upon the bridle to relax.
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7 After a time they were able to relax these measures, for nothing was either heard or seen of their opponent, and they hoped that time had cooled his vindictiveness.
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8 Mrs. Manresa longed to relax and curl in a corner with a cushion, a picture paper, and a bag of sweets.
9 Their exertions did not relax till the doctor arrived, when one by one, the senseless three were taken upstairs and put into warm beds.
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10 At first, a misgiving crossed me that Wemmick would be instantly dismissed from his employment; but it melted as I saw Mr. Jaggers relax into something like a smile, and Wemmick become bolder.
11 Again, if I move a finger or relax a muscle of my face, Miss Murdstone pokes me with her prayer-book, and makes my side ache.
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12 Monte Cristo endeavored also to leave, but Maximilian would have died rather than relax his hold of the handle of the door, which he closed upon the count.
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13 Come, try, give any one of us, for instance, a little more independence, untie our hands, widen the spheres of our activity, relax the control and we.
14 He stood motionless, and did not relax his hold on Montparnasse.
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15 And this was possible through the prudence of the English king and the wise ordinances of his kingdom, which never in time of peace relaxes its warlike discipline.
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