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  • Then from whence, my friends, in a human point of view, do we derive the strength that is necessary to our limbs?
  • From whence have we derived that spiritual profit?
  • I was so occupied with Peepy that I lost the letter in detail, though I derived such a general impression from it of the momentous importance of Africa, and the utter insignificance of all other places and things, that I felt quite ashamed to have thought so little about it.
  • I clearly derived from it—and that was much then—that I had not been abandoned by my mother.
  • It is the first act he notices, and he clearly derives pleasure from it.
  • He was perfectly confidential with me, and often talked so sensibly and feelingly about his faults and his vigorous resolutions, and dwelt so much upon the encouragement he derived from these conversations that I could never have been tired if I had tried.
  • From the goodness of all about me I derived such consolation as I can never think of unmoved.
  • And it was a comfort to me, and an impulse to me, and I felt a dignity rise up within me that was derived from him when I thought so.
  • She had been to make a stately call upon the wards in Jarndyce, as she still called them, and had derived the highest gratification from that ceremony.

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  • She likes to win, but she doesn’t derive pleasure from watching others lose.
  • I derive pleasure from my work.

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