1 My poor mother needs me no more, for she is gone; and the boys do not need me either; they have got situations and can shift for themselves.
2 And now I do not see how I can find any further shift for getting out of this marriage.
3 Six of the crew, of whom I was one, having let down the boat into the sea, made a shift to get clear of the ship and the rock.
4 However, I made a shift to go forward, till I came to a part of the field where the corn had been laid by the rain and wind.
5 I made a shift to keep the key in a pocket of my own, fearing Glumdalclitch might lose it.
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6 I set up my sail, the wind being fair, with a design to reach the nearest of those islands, which I made a shift to do, in about three hours.
7 These I heated before the fire, as well as I could, and rubbed them till the husks came off, which I made a shift to winnow from the grain.
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8 Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
9 Her sore foot, forgotten in the excitement, now gave a tremendous throb that made her grit her teeth and shift her weight to the heel.
10 They had to make some shift to furnish it, and every instant of their leisure was given to discussing this.
11 This wasn't a world in which a man had any business with a family; sooner or later Jurgis would find that out also, and give up the fight and shift for himself.
12 The ten or fifteen thousand "green" Negroes, foreigners, and criminals were now being turned loose to shift for themselves.
13 I whipped up my horse and kept within sight of them, feeling very ill at ease, for I feared that they were going to shift their quarters.
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14 Each tried to shift an inch or two beyond the inquisitive insulting eye.
15 These men stirred not, excepting now and then, under the direction of one who seemed their chief, to shift and replace the ready fuel.