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Why," quoth Robin in a mighty passion, "yon traitor felt low hath come as nigh slaying me as e'er a man in all the world.
cried Stutely, who was nigh choking with laughter as were the rest; whereupon several ran upon the stout fellow and seizing him, bound his arms behind his back with bowstrings.
Abner," he said, "mount the rock, and look on every side, that we may be sure none are nigh.
Ever as he advanced he heard those shrieks, which sometimes seemed ringing among the clouds, and sometimes passed so nigh, as to appear to brush the earth.
The distance was still considerable; and their approach, as they drew nigh the place of execution, was moderated by awe.
The hopes and fears of those on board of the ship were in tumultuous agitation, as the boat drew nigh that was to let them know the fortunes of the enterprise, and the fate of their predecessors.
I want Tom to be such a sort o' man as Riley, you know,--as can talk pretty nigh as well as if it was all wrote out for him, and knows a good lot o' words as don't mean much, so as you can't lay hold of 'em i' law; and a good solid knowledge o' business too.
Tulliver, rising and going to the window, "I don't know where she is now, an' it's pretty nigh tea-time.
He blew nigh the top of his head off with an old musket that they had for scarin' crows with.
Why, I've sat here off an' on for nigh twenty years past, an' it hasn't done me no harm.
My young men dreamed they had seen the trail of the Yengeese nigh the village of the Delawares
The younger men were content with touching his robe, or even drawing nigh his person, in order to breathe in the atmosphere of one so aged, so just, and so valiant.