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I though it was a good time to talk, so I told him that I really was not gaining here, and that I wished he would take me away.
The moment I met you I saw that you were quite unconscious of what you really are, of what you really might be.
Pray, sir, explain yourself," said Villefort, more and more astonished, "I really do -- not -- understand you -- perfectly.
If the English had had any idea of what a great poet he really was, they would have fallen on him with tooth and nail, and made his life as unbearable to him as they possibly could.
He first found himself in the presence of the butler, who really looked much older than the building, for the architecture was dated as Georgian; but the man's face, under a highly unnatural brown wig, was wrinkled with what might have been centuries.
Perhaps the third man, at the other end of the table, had really more to do with it than the rest, though he was both slighter in physical presence and more inconsiderate in his dress.
Well, really,' cried Hans, 'it is very good of you to ask, very good indeed.
Therefore they are not really a higher kind of life, but a lower.
said the accountant with a beaming but rather cunning smile, as if flattered at being made the subject of Zherkov's joke, and purposely trying to appear stupider than he really was.
The tears came to her eyes; she felt a genuine regret for them, a kind of respect for their youth and beauty, and a kind of shame for herself; but the tears did not fall; and she opened one of those innumerable novels which she used to pronounce good or bad, or pretty middling, or really wonderful.
I think that even then I had an instinctive doubt whether formlessness was really better than formality.
Robert himself is certainly worth knowing--a really attractive union of manliness and saintliness, of shrewd sense and unworldly aims, and withal with that kindness and pity the absence of which so often abates the actual value of those other gifts.