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Joe had replied sturdily enough, and Genevieve had blushed prettily; but both felt that it was not exactly proper.
Long ere Alleyne was out of sound of the Beaulieu bells he was striding sturdily along, swinging his staff and whistling as merrily as the birds in the thicket.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
Then give me Powell every time," declared our new acquaintance sturdily.
Not very far from the cottage I met Foster walking sturdily between the dripping hedges with his collie at his heels.
Aged eight-and-thirty; standing stiffly and sturdily at a height of not more than five feet six-- Mr.
He may," Hamel answered sturdily, "but never to make you people his slaves again.
They battered at it sturdily, but the door was a solid one.
I am so afraid of you, as not to let YOU go,' muttered Venus, sturdily, clasping him in his arms.
Weller and the guard try to squeeze the cod-fish into the boot, first head first, and then tail first, and then top upward, and then bottom upward, and then side-ways, and then long-ways, all of which artifices the implacable cod-fish sturdily resists, until the guard accidentally hits him in the very middle of the basket, whereupon he suddenly disappears into the boot, and with him, the head and shoulders of the guard himself, who, not calculating upon so sudden a cessation of the passive resistance of the cod-fish, experiences a very unexpected shock, to the unsmotherable delight of all the porters and bystanders.
But it was gone in a minute, and he sturdily rejoined that the gentleman must look out for somebody else, as he did think he might have done at first.
The bed was so sturdily made it would never squeak, the peddler assured the old man.