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Or, you'll lose your bet on the cotton crop, by keeping him out of the field, just at this very press.
I will not be bound to say that I ever heard him make use of such a figure of speech as "I'll bet you a dollar.
And that young man mocked at them all, and wanted us to repeat the feats then and there, and to bet us ten to one that we didn't.
There could be no reason why he should not play at billiards, but he was determined not to bet.
I see that you are a man of method, which I could never be; but indeed you have made a series of bets of very little advantage to yourself, allow me to tell you.
Whereupon Flashman makes for the door at once, that Tom and the ticket may not escape, and there keeps watch until the drawing is over and all the boys are gone, except the sporting set of five or six, who stay to compare books, make bets, and so on; Tom, who doesn't choose to move while Flashman is at the door; and East, who stays by his friend, anticipating trouble.
He gets on pretty gaily with the young Squires, with whom he drinks, bets, rides, and talks about hunting and shooting; but he says the country girls are BORES; indeed, I don't think he is far wrong.
They were all feverish, boastful, and indefinably loose; and they all ate and drank a great deal; and made bets in eating and drinking.
Simmery, having by this time killed all the flies and taken all the bets, strolled away to the Stock Exchange to see what was going forward.
I know the region where the Seventh's child's aunt lives; I know all the lovely country for miles around; I'll bet I've seen her aunt's villa many a time; I'll bet I've been in it in those pleasant old times when I was a Spanish gentleman.
Lord love you, you can just bet that's what I am, every time
Jim said he bet she did think of it by the time the men was ready to start, and he believed they must a gone up-town to get a dog and so they lost all that time, or else we wouldn't be here on a towhead sixteen or seventeen mile below the village -- no, indeedy, we would be in that same old town again.