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The ladies themselves seem so sensible of this, that they are all industrious to procure foils: nay, they will become foils to themselves; for I have observed (at Bath particularly) that they endeavour to appear as ugly as possible in the morning, in order to set off that beauty which they intend to show you in the evening.
On board the Tremolino, wrapped up in a black CABAN, the picturesque cloak of Mediterranean seamen, with those massive moustaches and his remorseless eyes set off by the shadow of the deep hood, he looked piratical and monkish and darkly initiated into the most awful mysteries of the sea.
In that case," exclaimed Athos, "let us not lose an instant, but set off.
When Lagree became aware of her prisoner's flight she was furious, and set off at full speed in pursuit.
Early the next morning, a party of thirty men set off in pursuit of the foe, and Captain Bonneville hoped to hear a good account of the Blackfeet marauders.
They accordingly set off with the two canoes on their shoulders, accompanied by a guard of eight men well armed.
Their conference was put an end to by the anxious young lover himself, who came to breathe his parting sigh before he set off for Wiltshire.
For reply the giant motioned them to follow him, and set off up the beach in the direction from which they had recently come.
She brought me all my belongings that had been filched from me--rifle, ammunition, knife, and thermos bottle, and then hand in hand we descended the cliff and set off toward the north.
So I set off eastward along the south coast, hoping to find a house where I might warm myself, and perhaps get news of those I had lost.
They ordered the lackeys not to unsaddle the gorses, and to hold themselves in readiness to set off again immediately.
Adam, after making an ineffectual attempt to eat, put the food in his pocket, and, drinking a draught of ale, declared himself ready to set off.