Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount; but another feeling rose and triumphed: something hard and cynical: self-willed and resolute: it settled his passion and petrified his countenance: he went on — "During the moment I was silent, Miss Eyre, I was arranging a point with my destiny.
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The children’s well-being is paramount.
She’s a one-issue voter for whom the abortion is paramount.