1 There was nothing specific in this apprehension; he merely wished to spare her the embarrassment of being ever so remotely connected with the public washing of the Dorset linen.
2 It was not, indeed, anything specific that he feared: there had been a literal truth in his declaration that he did not think anything would happen.
3 The performance of specific duties would have simplified Miss Bart's position; but the vague attendance on Mrs. Hatch was not without its perplexities.
4 The professional gentleman thus familiarly pointed out, had been all the time standing near them, with nothing specific visible, to denote his gentlemanly rank on board.
5 Herbert said, "Certainly," but looked as if there were no specific consolation in this, and remained perplexed and dismayed.
6 'I do not,' said Mr. Micawber, 'regret my hair, and I may have been deprived of it for a specific purpose.'
7 The debates wandered over the whole policy of the administration and the general question of slavery, without touching very closely the specific merits of the measure in hand.
8 I have said that there are few instances of a member of my race betraying a specific trust.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter I.
9 This I have since often known to have been taken with success, and do here freely recommend it to my countrymen for the public good, as an admirable specific against all diseases produced by repletion.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
10 Their specific gravity in the human species results from something more than a combat.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
11 The man behind him, whom he had been talking with earlier, leant forward again, either to give him a few general words of encouragement or some specific piece of advice.
The Trial By Franz KafkaContext Highlight In Chapter Two First Cross-examination