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He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
The poor woman lay quite still, refusing to speak, with her eyes intent, as though she watched for the coming of death.
Who is it, I said, whom you are refusing to let off?
To disobey her mother by refusing an unexceptionable offer is not enough; her affections must also be given without her mother's approbation.
But as time went on he led a more and more austere life, refusing everything superfluous, and finally he accepted nothing but rye-bread once a week.
He had indeed committed no other than an error in politics, by tempering justice with mercy, and by refusing to gratify the good-natured disposition of the mob,[*] with an object for their compassion to work on in the person of poor Jenny, whom, in order to pity, they desired to have seen sacrificed to ruin and infamy, by a shameful correction in Bridewell.
With a slight inclination of her head she passed, hearing behind her Stepan Arkadyevitch's loud voice calling him to come up, and the quiet, soft, and composed voice of Vronsky refusing.
He asked to be forgiven for refusing anything to me.
For your sake, and for Norah's, I am going to let you know what the scruple really is which has misled her into the pride and folly of refusing you.
Then the Isosceles classes, asserting that the Specimens were no longer used nor needed, and refusing to pay the customary tribute from the Criminal classes to the service of Education, waxed daily more numerous and more insolent on the strength of their immunity from the old burden which had formerly exercised the twofold wholesome effect of at once taming their brutal nature and thinning their excessive numbers.
If you are refusing for my sake, I am afraid that I.
My uncle tells me I am obstinate and wrong in refusing to give Anne up.