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The duration of each lesson was measured by the clock, which at last struck twelve.
Heathcliff measured the height and breadth of the speaker with an eye full of derision.
We know it already," she repeated, in clear, measured tones.
The sempstresses took my measure as I lay on the ground, one standing at my neck, and another at my mid-leg, with a strong cord extended, that each held by the end, while a third measured the length of the cord with a rule of an inch long.
thought Big Klaus; and he smeared some tar at the bottom, so that of whatever was measured a little should remain in it.
I measured the body of this lion, and found him twelve feet between the head and the tail.
He spoke in a slow, measured tone, with his hands behind his back and his eyes fixed on the ground.
If you have any order to give me it's my duty to carry it out," he answered, after another silent pause, with a slow, measured lisp, raising his eyebrows and calmly twisting his head from one side to another, all this with exasperating composure.
But are you not measured, then, when you give an order?
Without counting the time lost in being measured, the fashions are always changing.
I never could look on it in the light of a recreation to have my ears teased with measured noises," said Mr.
For example, that Henry of Navarre, when a Protestant baby, little thought of being a Catholic monarch; or that Alfred the Great, when he measured his laborious nights with burning candles, had no idea of future gentlemen measuring their idle days with watches.