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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Saving for a mysterious dread of madame by which he was constantly haunted, his life was very new and agreeable.
  • She lost her colour, and the old and intent expression was a constant, not an occasional, thing; otherwise, she remained very pretty and comely.
  • It is the case of a shock from which he has recovered, so completely, as to be a highly intelligent man, capable of close application of mind, and great exertion of body, and of constantly making fresh additions to his stock of knowledge, which was already very large.
  • You have been useful all your life; steadily and constantly occupied; trusted, respected, and looked up to?
  • He gently places her with her back to the crashing engine that constantly whirrs up and falls, and she looks into his face and thanks him.
  • Her eyes were dilated and wild, and she constantly uttered piercing shrieks, and repeated the words, ’My husband, my father, and my brother!’ and then counted up to twelve, and said, ’Hush!’
  • Haunted by her feverish apprehensions, she could not bear to have her sight obscured for a minute at a time by the dripping water, but constantly paused and looked round to see that there was no one watching her.
  • In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer’s boy of sixpence.
  • All the air round was so thick and dark, the people were so passionately revengeful and fitful, the innocent were so constantly put to death on vague suspicion and black malice, it was so impossible to forget that many as blameless as her husband and as dear to others as he was to her, every day shared the fate from which he had been clutched, that her heart could not be as lightened of its load as she felt it ought to be.

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  • The history of computers is a history of constant technological advancement.
  • She is in constant pain.

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