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The effect of the symbol -- or rather, of the position in respect to society that was indicated by it -- on the mind of Hester Prynne herself was powerful and peculiar.
I hate all awkward positions, and this is the most unpleasant position I ever was placed in.
This loadstone is under the care of certain astronomers, who, from time to time, give it such positions as the monarch directs.
It soon became evident that she would strike the face of the buildings about a mile south of our position, and as I watched the progress of the chase I saw a number of warriors gallop ahead, dismount and enter the building she seemed destined to touch.
My curiosity was aroused to such an extent that I made inquiry as to who the "Governor" was, and soon found that he was a coloured man who at one time had held the position of Lieutenant-Governor of his state.
To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.
Coulson, but if I were in your position, and knew that a friendly country was feeling a little bit sore at having two of her citizens disposed of so unceremoniously, I'd do my best to prove, by the only possible means, that I was taking the matter seriously.
Mystery in the position of a lodger carries with it--what shall I say?
This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it.
In the first place, I am in a position to throw the necessary light on certain points of interest which have thus far been left in the dark.
The accidents of conversation; the simple habits which regulated even such a little thing as the position of our places at table; the play of Miss Halcombe's ever-ready raillery, always directed against my anxiety as teacher, while it sparkled over her enthusiasm as pupil; the harmless expression of poor Mrs.
To be fearlessly outspoken in her opinions came easily to her, since she judged solely from the standpoint of her social position.