best part

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That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first sight of the life.
I call that the first which every one would place so, was he to divide the people; for the best part of these are the husbandmen.
David," said he -- "for I cannae bring to mind the name of your landed estate, and so will make so bold as to call you David -- that door, being open, is the best part of my defences.
The hot water from the Martian's overthrow drifted down- stream with me, so that for the best part of a mile I could see little of either bank.
His appearance was greatly in his favour; he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and very pleasing address.
In this particular instance the mean interloper held the road for some six weeks on end, establishing his particular administrative methods over the best part of the North Atlantic.
Could the latter for a moment suppose that the son would not offer the best part to the father?
The tradition was broken, the Brownon estates passed into alien hands and the only Brownons remaining in that place were underground in Oak Hill Cemetery, where, indeed, was a colony of them powerful enough to resist the encroachment of surrounding tribes and hold the best part of the grounds.
IN LINCOLN THE BEST part of the theatrical season came late, when the good companies stopped off there for one-night stands, after their long runs in New York and Chicago.
I am sure that the best part of it might still be; I am sure that you might be much, much worthier of yourself.
Though I had said good-bye to the inn, the stream and I did not part company at the inn-door, but continued for the best part of a morning to be fellow-travellers.
As it is, you have wasted the best part of my day with your confounded imagination.