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Tulliver had let slip to Maggie, but old habit had been revived by the interview with sister Glegg.
Godfrey said to himself again and again, that if he let slip this one opportunity of confession, he might never have another; the revelation might be made even in a more odious way than by Dunstan's malignity: she might come as she had threatened to do.
Tell me, senor, do you mean to travel all that way for nothing, and to let slip and lose so rich and great a match as this where they give as a portion a kingdom that in sober truth I have heard say is more than twenty thousand leagues round about, and abounds with all things necessary to support human life, and is bigger than Portugal and Castile put together?
It was not without some surprise that I found myself obliged to entertain this view of the case; Pelet, with his old -established school, was so convenient, so profitable a match --Zoraide was so calculating, so interested a woman--I wondered mere personal preference could, in her mind, have prevailed for a moment over worldly advantage: yet, it was evident, from what Pelet said, that, not only had she repulsed him, but had even let slip expressions of partiality for me.
said Porthos: and he puffed and blew like the conger which D'Artagnan had let slip from his hand.
The tall, light-haired young man retreated a step; but the two curious maidens had no mind to let slip their prize.
tough but played them it was one of we let slip fingers.
Totten let slip a 3-2 lead in a 4-3 defeat to Northern Irishman Joe Swail while Sharav mustered a top break of 14 in a 4-0 whitewash at the hands of Welshman Matthew Stevens.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants let slip their fleeting hopes of a top eight finish in Super League with a 20-19 defeat at Hull KR.
THE NEW SAINTS suffered only their second defeat of the season when they let slip a half-time lead to go down 2-1 at Connah's Quay.
d Joe Schmidt's men let slip the chance of a second successive win in France for the first time in 89 years after failing to capitalise on their early dominance.
The TV chef, 80, let slip that Dorret Conway had been booted off during an interview on Chris Evan's BBC Radio 2 show yesterday morning.