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He had seen her unclaimed at the beginning of a great function and he had had to come to her rescue to save her, as he doubtless thought, from the inglorious fate of a wall-flower.
The flood of fight ebbed down in him, and, releasing his prey, he turned tail and scampered on across the open in inglorious retreat.
For an instant Druse had a strange, half-defined feeling that he had slept to the end of the war and was looking upon a noble work of art reared upon that commanding eminence to commemorate the deeds of an heroic past of which he had been an inglorious part.
The two old men's talk was of old comrades and their deeds, mute inglorious Miltons of the Vale, and of the doings thirty years back, which didn't interest him much, except when they spoke of the making of the canal; and then indeed he began to listen with all his ears, and learned, to his no small wonder, that his dear and wonderful canal had not been there always--was not, in fact, so old as Benjy or Farmer Ives, which caused a strange commotion in his small brain.
If it is strange for me to look back from a distance both in time and space on these bygone adventures of our youth, it must be stranger for you who tread the same streets--who may to-morrow open the door of the old Speculative, where we begin to rank with Scott and Robert Emmet and the beloved and inglorious Macbean--or may pass the corner of the close where that great society, the L.
Resolved to pursue no inglorious career, he turned his eyes toward the East, as affording scope for his spirit of enterprise.
To deal with a man like me you require sheer, naked, inglorious heroism.
By these means Mr Chuckster was pushed and hustled to the office again, in a most inglorious manner, and arrived in a state of great exhaustion and discomfiture.
The book came out in 2010, so Blair's inglorious role in trying to prevent the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party will have to wait for the sequel.
If the cause, that enables youngsters to die a tragic death, was fully justifiable, then why aren't those who extol such an inglorious end, actually putting on the suicide belts themselves?
In Wales we have seen the Tory party marching on to new heights, in spite of being told by our inglorious Labour leader Carwyn Jones over the past few years, that if we vote Labour we would get rid of the Tories.
The tug-of-war came to an abrupt end when his end of the rope snapped and his team went down to inglorious defeat.