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The stars at night stoop down over the brownest, homeliest common with all the spiritual magnificence which they shed on the Campagna, or on the marble deserts of Egypt.
And if anyone of them stoops to peer in, let all his face be burned up, that all men may learn to deal honestly.
We arrives on a side street two blocks away where there is a stretch of brick houses with high stoops and iron fences.
Then my youngster takes one hand out of his pocket, and just stoops down and picks up two of the bits of paper, and holds them out to me.
Datchery drops some money, stoops to pick it up, and reddens with the exertion as he asks:
When they gossiped in the evenings, over front gates and on door stoops, their voices were subdued and less of laughter rang out.
The cares of a kingdom do not stoop the shoulders, they do not droop the chin, they do not depress the high level of the eye-glance, they do not put doubt and fear in the heart and hang out the signs of them in slouching body and unsure step.
The little piano is dumb night after night, its candles unlighted, and there is no one to play Chopin to us now as the day dies, and the shadows stoop out of their corners to listen in vain.
Her hair of the deepest brown, parted irregularly in the middle, flowed in natural ringlets over her shoulders, and whenever she chanced to stoop, fell over and hid from view her lovely bosom.
My ability of distressing you during my life would be a species of revenge to which I could hardly stoop under any circumstances.
Certainly, who hath a state to repair, may not despise small things; and commonly it is less dishonorable, to abridge petty charges, than to stoop to petty gettings.
She gave me her hand; but with such sweetness and dignity that I could only stoop and kiss it.