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Then she heard the muttered words of prayer, in the midst of which she started, and would have arisen.
The Nautilus floated in the midst of a phosphorescent bed which, in this obscurity, became quite dazzling.
In traversing it, however, one of the horses was swept suddenly from his footing, and his rider was flung from the saddle into the midst of the stream.
And let there be a fountain, or some fair work of statuas, in the midst of this court; and to be paved as the other court was.
In the midst of my struggles and longing for an education, a young coloured boy who had learned to read in the state of Ohio came to Malden.
But all these, with the other historic personages, in the midst of whom the chair had so often stood, had passed, both in substance and shadow, from the scene of ages.
I am, perhaps, unduly sensitive, but I confess that the idea of being suddenly spilt into an infuriated ocean in the midst of darkness and uproar affected me always with a sensation of shrinking distaste.
The commander in chief is always in the midst of a series of shifting events and so he never can at any moment consider the whole import of an event that is occurring.
Women, children, and servants, in equally expensive dress, surrounded their husbands, fathers, or masters, who resembled the patriarchs of tribes in the midst of their immense households.
It was, no doubt, one of those luminous illusions that sometimes impress the eye in the midst of very profound darkness.
he shouted suddenly, in the midst of the peaceable waiting which had followed the tumult.
The locomotive, guided by an English engineer and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, viharis (sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture.