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A woman's love saved him at the outset of his downward career.
We had laid it down as an axiom at the very outset, that in theory and practice there was no such piece of driveling nonsense in this world as a certificate of birth; that plenty of women were younger at forty than many a girl of twenty; and, to come to the point, that a woman is no older than she looks.
Albert remarked this, expressing his fears lest, at the outset, the Parisian mode of life should displease the traveller in the most essential point.
The outset of a band of adventurers on one of these expeditions is always animated and joyous.
But it was no time to pause when at any moment we might be surprised by a body of the savages, and forced at the very outset to relinquish our undertaking.
Astor, though intrusted to them in confidence, and dependent, in a great measure, upon secrecy at the outset for its success, and inquired whether they, as British subjects, could lawfully engage in it.
It gave me at the very outset of my life freedom, and freedom is everything.
The low levels of most of the Saharan Sanatoria are against them except at the outset of the disease.
But plans even the most skilfully matured are often thwarted in the outset of their application - and the restaurateur found himself nonplussed by the very first words of his visiter's speech.
He found all things come back to the question of what he personally might have been, how he might have led his life and "turned out," if he had not so, at the outset, given it up.
Should it prove to be an interesting case, you would, I am sure, wish to follow it from the outset.
There are two questions waiting for us at the outset.