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Without waiting until he had recovered himself, she answered him (to all appearances) as composedly as if he had spoken to her in the plainest terms.
So it is that I can see her and hear her now on a hundred separate occasions beneath the awning beneath the stars on deck below at noon or night but plainest of all in the evening of the day we signalled the Island of Ascension, at the close of that last concert on the quarter-deck.
There is this woman's shameless view of what is due to her, as stated by herself in the plainest terms.
To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch, he precipitated England into a war with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
Yet such was the force of example that the village young men, who had not hastened to enter the gate while no intruder was in the way, now dropped in quickly, and soon the couples became leavened with rustic youth to a marked extent, till at length the plainest woman in the club was no longer compelled to foot it on the masculine side of the figure.
"You shall have both in the plainest and fewest words.
I am now, in the saddest and plainest meaning of the words, alone in the world.
The regime in Tehran and its minions on the ground in Yemen need to know in the plainest possible language that the international force in Yemen will not be deterred from the necessary work of bringing law and order to that nation and restoring its legitimate government.
Suede is perfect for adding a nonchalant Navajo twist to even the plainest of ensembles - Ruth Wilson, 37, at Wimbledon, being a perfect case in point.
Suede is perfect for adding a nonchalant Navajo twist to the plainest of ensembles, all actress Ruth Wilson, 37, at Wimbledon, being perfect case in point.
Planting pelargoniums into containers is among the quickest and most rewarding ways to fill a terrace, balcony or garden with vibrant colour, transforming even the plainest outside space into a feel-good oasis with a Mediterranean vibe.
That prospect isn't as unfathomable as it should be when the president equates immigrants, some of whom are asylum seekers or children, to marauders or attacks some of the plainest language in the US Constitution.