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over the door, and said to herself, with a sternly reproachful air.
Listen then, Jacques," Number One of that name sternly interposed.
returned the uncle sternly, `keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine.
Then, Aucassin," she replied, almost sternly, in her great girlish love, "this is true also,--I love you.
Because thou canst not help it, Jew,'' said the knight, sternly.
After the eager rivalry and almost hostility displayed by these companies in their late campaigns, it might be expected that, when thus brought in juxtaposition, they would hold themselves warily and sternly aloof from each other, and, should they happen to come in contact, brawl and bloodshed would ensue.
asked the countess, startled; but seeing by her daughter's face that it was only mischief, she shook a finger at her sternly with a threatening and forbidding movement of her head.
She is in bed again, looking as if she had never been out of it, but I know her and listen sternly to the tale of her misdoings.
Sternly controlling my temper I bowed, and said with icy politeness, "You have the advantage of me, sir.
This is not a public bakery, child," replied the man, sternly.
The eleven-years' maid might have placed a bid for Jerry's affection, had she not been deterred at the start by Agno, who reprimanded her sternly for presuming to touch or fondle a dog of such high taboo.
Massacres are to be sternly forbidden as heretofore; but any citizen or subject of either country disobeying the injunction is to detach the scalps of all persons massacred and deposit them with a local officer designated to receive and preserve them and sworn to keep and render a true account thereof.