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He was in a torture of suspense regarding the woman he loved, and his utter ignorance of the terrible mystery which seemed to surround her intensified his pain.
Reflect: promise to be silent, and riches, consideration, even honor, shall surround you; threaten to speak, and I will condemn you to infamy.
Ratonneau and Pomegue are the nearest islands of all those that surround the Chateau d'If, but Ratonneau and Pomegue are inhabited, as is also the islet of Daume, Tiboulen and Lemaire were therefore the safest for Dantes' venture.
They did not attack towns at night, nor did the garrisons of the towns attack encampments at night; they did not surround the camp either with stockade or ditch, nor did they campaign in the winter.
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.
I wish to visit in person the outposts which surround the Palais Royal; do you suppose that there is any danger in so doing?
Wilt thou still worship the destroyer and surround her image with fantasies the more magnificent, the more evil she has wrought?
A few hunters may surround a flock and kill as many as they please.
But one gets only a confused notion of these details when they surround a distractingly pretty girl of seventeen, standing on little pattens and rounding her dimpled arm to lift a pound of butter out of the scale.
why, a corporal’s guard of the Boadishey's marines would back and fill on their quarters in such a manner as to surround and captivate them all in half a glass.
I, monsieur, am the Duke of Buckingham; I have hired all the houses which surround the Hotel de Ville, where I have business to transact; and as these houses are let, they belong to me, and, as I hired them in order to preserve the right of free access to the Hotel de Ville, you are not justified in preventing me passing to it.
Well, look at those hills which surround the main one where the site for the Castle was wisely chosen--on the highest ground.