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  • Chapter 20 Vronsky was staying in a roomy, clean, Finnish hut, divided into two by a partition.
  • He went to the door of the partition wall, raised his hands, and hummed in French, "There was a king in Thule."
  • Petritsky went behind the partition and lay down on his bed.
  • "Get up, don’t go on sleeping," said Yashvin, going behind the partition and giving Petritsky, who was lying with ruffled hair and with his nose in the pillow, a prod on the shoulder.
  • And why, why is he interested in the partition of Poland?
  • In Petersburg Vronsky intended to arrange a partition of the land with his brother, while Anna meant to see her son.
  • Mihailov shrieked, with tears in his voice, and, stopping his ears, he went off into his working room, the other side of a partition wall, and closed the door after him.
  • In a little dirty room with the painted panels of its walls filthy with spittle, and conversation audible through the thin partition from the next room, in a stifling atmosphere saturated with impurities, on a bedstead moved away from the wall, there lay covered with a quilt, a body.
  • Passing through the outer hall, divided up by screens, and the room partitioned on the right, where a man sits at the fruit buffet, Levin overtook an old man walking slowly in, and entered the dining room full of noise and people.
  • The assistant inquired in German whether he should give it, and receiving an affirmative reply from behind the partition, he took out a bottle and a funnel, deliberately poured the opium from a bigger bottle into a little one, stuck on a label, sealed it up, in spite of Levin’s request that he would not do so, and was about to wrap it up too.
  • "It appears," he went on, with eager interest, "that Friedrich was not, after all, the person chiefly responsible for the partition of Poland.

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  • a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms
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