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What, I asked in my own mind, can cause this obsequiousness on the part of Miss Toady; has Briefless got a county court, or has his wife had a fortune left her?
ISLAMABAD -- As many as 500 country's PhD brains, who completed their higher studies from abroad and within country have been mercilessly left stranded and briefless by Higher Education Commission notwithstanding its clarion commitment for providing them jobs in the universities.
at 88-90 ("Though [Oliver Ellsworth] was almost briefless during the early days of his practice, he had the good fortune to wed the daughter of William Wolcott, of East Windsor, 'a gentleman of substance and distinction.