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Off we started again in the direction from which the faint murmur seemed to come, groping our way as before along the rocky walls.
Its faint gleam discovered to us a dark mass of water running at our feet.
a drop from that phial in the medicine-chest - and his faint would carry him into eternity.
I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams.
It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me; there was the faint shadow of a smile on the lips.
Suddenly Clayton heard the faint report of a firearm--a single shot, and then silence.
A faint, delicate flush began to show itself in her face.
Thus in sleep, in a fever, in madness, or in any very violent emotions of soul, our ideas may approach to our impressions; as, on the other hand, it sometimes happens, that our impressions are so faint and low that we cannot distinguish them from our ideas.
Then, stopping to look back once or twice, he slunk off among the bushes to the right of me, and I heard the swish of the fronds grow faint in the distance and die away.
A faint flush appeared on his pale face as he drew back while Horace carried her to the sofa.
There was a solemn pause--a shout--a flapping of wings--a faint click.
I have the advantages you mention, but when I hear even the bark of a single dog I feel ready to faint, and fly away as fast as I can.