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He composed the sign of six physicians, with the legend; the echevin applauded and authorized it.
"Ask Marian if I am not justified in wanting to know what this writing requires of me before I sign it."
Yes, deep darkness shall cover the earth, and it shall be for a sign that Ignosi is indeed king of the Kukuanas.
But I give you fair warning, sir, before I sign on: if the beer dries up, I'm goin' to get interested in what you're after.
If he is sober enough to walk quite straight -- which he certainly does -- and to sign his name in an excellent handwriting -- which you may see for yourself on the Will -- I venture to think he is sober enough to drive us to Dumfries."
At nine o'clock the contract is to be signed at my father-in-law's."
And it is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding, when it can hold men's hearts by hopes, when it cannot by satisfaction; and when it can handle things, in such manner, as no evil shall appear so peremptory, but that it hath some outlet of hope; which is the less hard to do, because both particular persons and factions, are apt enough to flatter themselves, or at least to brave that, which they believe not.
I at first sight did not care to sign this petition, because I would as soon petition a tiger to share his prey with me as our rulers to relax their grip of the stolen labor they live on.
'When it was said above that a sign was made, it was intended to say, that the action was performed by her teacher, she feeling his hands, and then imitating the motion.
On every side lay cultivated fields showing no sign of war and war's ravages.
Now Monsieur de Chavigny piqued himself on his infallible penetration; for that which almost proved that he was the son of Richelieu was his everlasting pretension; he examined attentively the countenance of the applicant for place and fancied that the contracted eyebrows, thin lips, hooked nose, and prominent cheek-bones of Grimaud were favorable signs. He addressed about twelve words to him; Grimaud answered in four.
After he had slumbered, rather than slept, about half-an-hour, he awoke again, and came out of the cave to me: for I had been milking my goats which I had in the enclosure just by: when he espied me he came running to me, laying himself down again upon the ground, with all the possible signs of an humble, thankful disposition, making a great many antic gestures to show it.