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A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Greater things than the Doctor had at that time to contend with, would have yielded before his persevering purpose.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was a hurry, too, in all his thoughts, a turbulent and heated working of his heart, that contended against resignation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the howling universe of passion and contention that seemed to encompass this grim old officer conspicuous in his grey coat and red decoration, there was but one quite steady figure, and that was a woman's.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He, yielding under the pressure of a complicated something, long dreaded and long vaguely foreseen and contended against, and recovering after the cloud had burst and passed, I should hope that the worst was over.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When great masses of stone and timber fell, the face with the two dints in the nose became obscured: anon struggled out of the smoke again, as if it were the face of the cruel Marquis, burning at the stake and contending with the fire.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For, he contended with himself that it was impossible to foresee what that lady might pretend next; and he felt assured that if she should take it into her brightly ornamented head to pretend that she had seen him do a murder and afterwards flay the victim, she would infallibly go through with it until the play was played out.  (not reviewed by editor)

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