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His habitual awe of the white man checked his arm; the trapper's friends crowded to the spot, and arrested him.
Rook's interest in your father was the harmless interest that you have suggested," he said, "why should she have checked herself in that unaccountable manner, when she first asked me if he was living?
She cried all the way home from school about it, and only checked her tears when Dan declared he'd fight Cyrus and make him give it up.
she repeated, and suddenly checked herself on the point of saying more.
Hence we may confidently assert, that all plants and animals are tending to increase at a geometrical ratio, that all would most rapidly stock every station in which they could any how exist, and that the geometrical tendency to increase must be checked by destruction at some period of life.