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But he had been forewarned of the dangers of spiritual exaltation and did not allow himself to desist from even the least or lowliest devotion, striving also by constant mortification to undo the sinful past rather than to achieve a saintliness fraught with peril.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Then when you hear him retire for the night, you must open the shutters of your window, undo the hasp, put your lamp there as a signal to us, and then withdraw quietly with everything which you are likely to want into the room which you used to occupy.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She had not time to undo, and so carried back with her, the parcel of toys she had chosen the day before in a toy shop with such love and sorrow.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
No wisdom on earth could have given me the comfort that I should have derived from their simplicity and fidelity; but I could never, never, undo what I had done.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Jekyll was no worse; he woke again to his good qualities seemingly unimpaired; he would even make haste, where it was possible, to undo the evil done by Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
I light a fire, for we have brought supply of wood with us, and she prepare food while I undo the horses and set them, tethered in shelter, to feed.
Beaumanoir, being thus possessed of the tablets, inspected the outside carefully, and then proceeded to undo the packthread which secured its folds.
Had I been able to tear out that thread, to break it, to undo the knot or to cut it, to go far away, I should have been safe.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Your portion is unhappily so small that it will in all likelihood undo the effects of your loveliness and amiable qualifications.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
He hastened to undo it; and, with smothered voices and heavy tread, came several men, bringing a body, wrapped in a cloak, and lying on a shutter.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context