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The hero fell without a groan - he fell while answering Aramis with words of encouragement and hope, for, thanks to the powerful arch of his hands, for an instant he believed that, like Enceladus, he would succeed in shaking off the triple load.
Sonya, shaking off some down which clung to her and tucking away the verses in the bosom of her dress close to her bony little chest, ran after Natasha down the passage into the sitting room with flushed face and light, joyous steps.
the Unicorn said, looking slyly up at the crown, which the poor King was nearly shaking off his head, he trembled so much.
But dip your toes in the pool, feel the sun on your back and shake off that self-consciousness like a wet dog shaking off water.
WESTMEATH manager Pat Flanagan is hopeful that Dessie Dolan will be fit to start his first Championship game in two years against Fermanagh on Saturday after shaking off a hamstring injury.
Shaking off the previous weekend's lethargic display against Manchester, Merrington's players controlled the clash from tip to buzzer.
REDS gaffer Roy Hodgson believes goal hero Fernando Torres is ready to hit top gear again after finally shaking off a World Cup hangover.
There was a milestone victory in the men's race as Meb Keflezighi became the first American since Alberto Salazar in 1982 to win in New York, shaking off fourtime Boston champion Robert Cheruiyot over the final mile to take victory in a personal best 2:09.
Shaking off mortgage responsibilities also starts at the age of 55.