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It is true, that of the golden and pearl-studded clasps, which closed her vest from the throat to the waist, the three uppermost were left unfastened on account of the heat, which something enlarged the prospect to which we allude.
As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and like a wise man, lock uppermost.
It had four steps, and a stone to cross over when you came to the uppermost.
Robin Hood met the Sheriff at breakfast, when his host soon spoke of what was uppermost in his heart--the purchase of the fine herd of cattle near Gamewell.
The thought uppermost in her mind was that it was my father returned from his expedition, but the cunning of the Thark held her from headlong and precipitate flight to greet him.
He might even elude the Big Bwana should he follow them, and with this thought uppermost in his mind he gathered the remnants of Malbihn's safari into a semblance of order and moved off toward the north.
On the desk, among the neat array of papers, a large envelope was uppermost, and bore, in the doctor's hand, the name of Mr.
If this energetic man could have reflected during the last moments of his life, what must have been uppermost in his last thoughts, do you suppose?
No doubt the thought that was uppermost in a thousand of those vigilant minds, even as it was uppermost in mine, was the riddle--how much they understood of us.
In Darcy's presence she dared not mention Wickham's name; but Elizabeth instantly comprehended that he was uppermost in her thoughts; and the various recollections connected with him gave her a moment's distress; but exerting herself vigorously to repel the ill-natured attack, she presently answered the question in a tolerably detached tone.
The eyes of Sir William Howe and his guests being directed to the staircase, there appeared, on the uppermost landing-place that was discernible from the bottom, several personages descending towards the door.
Whether it were sage, statesman, or philanthropist, Ernest received these visitors with the gentle sincerity that had characterized him from boyhood, and spoke freely with them of whatever came uppermost, or lay deepest in his heart or their own.