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Tabitha Twitchit immediately raised the price of everything a half-penny; and she continued to refuse to give credit.
This incident, however, being afterwards revived in her mind, and placed in the most odious colours by Honour, served to heighten and give credit to those unlucky occurrences at Upton, and assisted the waiting-woman in her endeavours to make her mistress depart from that inn without seeing Jones.
I give credit where credit is due, but you know well enough, Jim Burden, there is a great difference in the principles of those two girls.
But it is useless to argue against such reasoners; -- I believe that, disappointed in not finding the field of licentiousness quite so open as formerly, they will not give credit to a morality which they do not wish to practise, or to a religion which they undervalue, if not despise.
But Marianne for some time would give credit to neither.
'You have to give credit to Perpetual for showing full pride in playing the game.
I have no idea who to give credit to for this efficiency, but credit is certainly due.
Block B's PO, who was also a guest on the show and is a longtime friend of the rapper, revealed that Mino wrote the group's lyrics, but his former agency didn't give credit for his work and registered someone else's name for royalty payments.
Give credit to yourselves and not merely to martial law," he told president's men present at the joint session.
He notes consensus estimates give credit to management's guidance for "low-to-mid single digit" growth, but he sees that as at risk given his survey findings.
This was a game that suited our style, you have to give credit to Tunisia.
"I have to give credit to Jon McCarthy who has come in alongside me who has been fantastic in terms of new ideas and the defensive side of things.