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War and Peace
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  • And he was still more angry at having omitted to say it.
  • Boris rose to meet Rostov, but in doing so did not omit to steady and replace some chessmen that were falling.
  • Of the two soups he chose turtle with savory patties and went on to the game without omitting a single dish or one of the wines.
  • The countess in turn, without omitting her duties as hostess, threw significant glances from behind the pineapples at her husband whose face and bald head seemed by their redness to contrast more than usual with his gray hair.
  • Those standing behind noticed what a speaker omitted to say and hastened to supply it.
  • By omitting the e, though incorrectly, Pierre got the answer he sought.
  • When he spoke of the execution he wanted to pass over the horrible details, but Natasha insisted that he should not omit anything.
  • Reinstating the first condition omitted, that of time, we see that no command can be executed without some preceding order having been given rendering the execution of the last command possible.
  • With his sixty years’ experience he knew what value to attach to rumors, knew how apt people who desire anything are to group all news so that it appears to confirm what they desire, and he knew how readily in such cases they omit all that makes for the contrary.
  • To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in the event.
  • If it had depended on Napoleon’s will to fight or not to fight the battle of Borodino, and if this or that other arrangement depended on his will, then evidently a cold affecting the manifestation of his will might have saved Russia, and consequently the valet who omitted to bring Napoleon his waterproof boots on the twenty-fourth would have been the savior of Russia.

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  • She recounted the whole story except that she omitted names.
  • He omitted a few details to place himself in a more favorable light.

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