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I s'pose you never said your prayers until we got you to go to church," said Felicity--who had had no hand in inducing Peter to go to church, but had stoutly opposed it, as recorded in the first volume of our family history.
Not being a genius, like Keats, it won't kill me," she said stoutly, "and I've got the joke on my side, after all, for the parts that were taken straight out of real life are denounced as impossible and absurd, and the scenes that I made up out of my own silly head are pronounced `charmingly natural, tender, and true'.
Well," said Martha stoutly, "I've told thee that th' very birds likes him an' th' rabbits an' wild sheep an' ponies, an' th' foxes themselves.
Long they fought equally, until the Miller began to lose temper at finding himself so stoutly opposed, and at hearing the laughter of his companions, who, as usual in such cases, enjoyed his vexation.
We issue the verdict withallhonestyand are free to give whatever verdict we want to," he said while stoutly denying that there has been pressure from anyone on the courts.
According to Trend news agency, the ministry said Turkmenistan stoutly supported and participated in economic projects in the field of energy and transport.
20 Yarmouth SP forecast 13-8 A stoutly bred half-sister to smart type Greatwood, this 235,000gns foal was backed to 2-1 favourite (from 3) for her debut in a 1m4f maiden at Kempton and overcame greenness to justify the support and win by a length.
Ridden by Declan McDonogh, the Manduro filly stayed on stoutly in the heavy ground to beat favourite Chemical Charge by two and a quarter lengths with Simannka a close third.
She then posted a career-best effort when third in the Lonsdale Cup at York, staying on stoutly over two miles after taking a watching brief in the early part of the race.
Dolgellau defended stoutly for the remainder until Ellis-Jones fired over a long-range penalty, after which Aeron Jones crossed for a last-gasp try.
He's a very unusual horse in that he has so much pace and speed for a horse bred as stoutly as he is," said O'Brien.
Sahib Khan, the Unity Group head, informed the lower house the body would stoutly defend people's rights and make efforts to discourage ethnic and linguistic biases.