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The ladies themselves seem so sensible of this, that they are all industrious to procure foils: nay, they will become foils to themselves; for I have observed (at Bath particularly) that they endeavour to appear as ugly as possible in the morning, in order to set off that beauty which they intend to show you in the evening.
In that case," exclaimed Athos, "let us not lose an instant, but set off.
When Lagree became aware of her prisoner's flight she was furious, and set off at full speed in pursuit.
For reply the giant motioned them to follow him, and set off up the beach in the direction from which they had recently come.
At the outskirts of the village I left her without even seeing the sort of people who inhabited it, and set off through the growing darkness toward the south.
With that I set off, undaunted, across the top of the isle, to fetch and carry it back.
D'Artagnan and Planchet did not require twice bidding; they unfastened the two horses that were waiting at the door, leaped upon them, buried their spurs in their sides, and set off at full gallop.
Fontenelle having now delivered his supplies and accomplished his errand, struck his tents and set off on his return to the Yellowstone.
therefore, Fox and his comrades set off in the whaleboat, which is represented as small in size, and crazy in condition.
When she grew up, she was betrothed to a prince who lived a great way off; and as the time drew near for her to be married, she got ready to set off on her journey to his country.
Catherine had nothing to oppose against such reasoning; and therefore, to show the independence of Miss Thorpe, and her resolution of humbling the sex, they set off immediately as fast as they could walk, in pursuit of the two young men.
That same night, having taken leave of the Minister of War, Bolkonski set off to rejoin the army, not knowing where he would find it and fearing to be captured by the French on the way to Krems.