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I confess that I do think there is a disparity, too great a disparity, and in a point no less essential than mind.
It was not that I was annoyed at her avidity but I was really struck with the disparity between such a treasure and such scanty means of guarding it.
And the Eumenides there lying express pictorially this disparity.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
Mary had to go to her help, and together they spread the table, and apologized for the disparity between the cups and the plainness of the food.
A little disparity, you know,' said Tackleton, with another nudge.
I know, my dear, that there exists a considerable disparity between us in years, in temperament, and perhaps some other things; but let me assure you, I shall not be severe to mark the faults and foibles of a young and ardent nature such as yours, and while I acknowledge them to myself, and even rebuke them with all a father's care, believe me, no youthful lover could be more tenderly indulgent towards the object of his affections than I to you; and, on the other hand, let me hope that my more experienced years and graver habits of reflection will be no disparagement in your eyes, as I shall endeavour to make them all conducive to your happiness.
With no great disparity between them in point of years, they were, in every other respect, as unlike and far removed from each other as two men could well be.
For, say that the child of a King and the child of a Weaver were born to-night in the same moment, what was that disparity, to the death of any human creature who was serviceable to, or beloved by, another, while this abandoned woman lived on!
It is not for me to say whether there was any great disparity in such a match.
She was a beautiful woman, tall, dark, and slender, some twenty years younger than her husband; a disparity which seemed in no wise to mar the contentment of their family life.
There was a disparity in their ages--some twelve years.