1 With the exception of the dark-eyed woman's chair, which looked like a soiled relic of luxury bought at a country auction, the furniture was of the roughest kind.
2 The iron bars were a relic of the old regime, and no one had ever thought of dislodging them.
3 That's just a romantic figure of speech, a relic of the swooning and die-away romanticism.
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4 I must congratulate you on coming into the possession, though in rather a tragic manner of a relic which is of great intrinsic value, but of even greater importance as an historical curiosity.
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5 Do what you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic in the heart of man, love.
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6 In short, the relic was a strange one.
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7 Julie saw the means offered of carrying off her precious relic, which Monte Cristo had forgotten.
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8 Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
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9 He maintained, with peculiar satisfaction, it seemed, that maiden modesty is a mere relic of barbarism, and that nothing could be more natural than for a man still youngish to handle a young girl naked.
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10 Quickly she snatched the curtain lengths from Scarlett, holding them against her monumental, sagging breasts as if they were holy relics.
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11 She remembered that Kennicott's mother had brought these family relics from the old home in Lac-qui-Meurt.
12 He lent these relics to Mr. Harling, who brought them home with him.
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13 A new race of beings must have sprung up, leaving only you and me as past relics.
14 Sheep's bones were sheep's bones to them, not the relics of the drowned Lady Ermyntrude.
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15 Yet they all had lived and died unconscious of the different fates awaiting their relics.
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