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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "That’s business," said Mr. Lorry, resuming on the shortest notice his methodical manners; "and if business is to be done, I had better do it."
  • Finally, with a deep long sigh, he took the shoe up, and resumed his work.
  • "But, however that may be," resumed the nephew, glancing at him with deep distrust, "I know that your diplomacy would stop me by any means, and would know no scruple as to means."
  • His eyes came slowly back, at last, to the face from which they had wandered; when they rested on it, he started, and resumed, in the manner of a sleeper that moment awake, reverting to a subject of last night.
  • After this odd description of his daily routine of employment, Mr. Lorry flattened his flaxen wig upon his head with both hands (which was most unnecessary, for nothing could be flatter than its shining surface was before), and resumed his former attitude.
  • Be under no apprehension, Miss Manette, of my ever resuming this conversation by so much as a passing word.
  • She resumed her knitting and went out.
  • The President rang his bell, and with warmth resumed.
  • Looking round as I resumed my seat, I found both the brothers intent upon me.
  • After a silence of a few moments, during which they all looked towards him without disturbing his outward attention from the Jacobin editor, they resumed their conversation.
  • …lights; of the people, pipe in mouth, playing with limp cards and yellow dominoes; of the one barebreasted, bare-armed, soot-begrimed workman reading a journal aloud, and of the others listening to him; of the weapons worn, or laid aside to be resumed; of the two or three customers fallen forward asleep, who in the popular high-shouldered shaggy black spencer looked, in that attitude, like slumbering bears or dogs; the two outlandish customers approached the counter, and showed what…
  • I infer," glancing at his hands again, "in the resumption of some old pursuit connected with the shock?"
  • He stopped in the act of swinging himself out of his saddle, and, resuming it as his safest place, said: "Emigrant, my friends!
  • She said it aloud, but added to herself, as she resumed her knitting: "Hah!
  • "The occupation resumed under the influence of this passing affliction so happily recovered from," said Mr. Lorry, clearing his throat, "we will call—Blacksmith’s work, Blacksmith’s work.
  • "Again; on the other hand, they whisper at the fountain," resumed the countryman, "that he is brought down into our country to be executed on the spot, and that he will very certainly be executed.
  • While he was at a loss, Carton said, resuming his former air of contemplating cards: "And indeed, now I think again, I have a strong impression that I have another good card here, not yet enumerated.

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  • We hope for a resumption of negotiations.
  • The United Nations vote permits a resumption of trade with the country.

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