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  • The trooper retires to a distant part of the room and resumes his curious inspection of the boxes,
  • "He will never pay it!" says the young man, resuming his examination.
  • I could see that the poor girl was near crying, and I resumed my chair without speaking and looked at her (I hope) as mildly as I felt towards her.
  • "Well, gentlemen," resumes the coroner.
  • She smiles, looks very handsome, takes his arm, lounges with him for a quarter of a mile, is very much bored, and resumes her seat in the carriage.
  • "It was a great change from Captain Swosser to Professor Dingo," she resumed with a plaintive smile.
  • At last, as his spirits were not equal to the piano, we put him on a chair to look out of window; and Miss Jellyby, holding him by one leg, resumed her confidence.
  • "Ah!" says Mr. George, resuming his breakfast.
  • "I believe," returned my guardian, resuming his uneasy walk, "that there is not such another child on earth as yourself."
  • Mr. Guppy, refolding his arms, resettles himself against the parapet, as resuming a conversation of interest.
  • The master resumes his march, and the man resumes his preparation of breakfast.
  • The master resumes his march, and the man resumes his preparation of breakfast.
  • "But to pass from one subject to another," resumes Mr. Smallweed.
  • Mr. Guppy, noiselessly tapping on the window-sill, resumes his whispering in quite a light-comedy tone.
  • "And as to Krook," resumes Mr. Guppy.
  • "I would beg Miss Clare’s pardon and Mr. Carstone’s pardon," resumed our visitor, "if I were not reassured by seeing in the fair face of the lady and the smile of the gentleman that it is quite unnecessary and that they keep their distant relation at a comfortable distance."
  • Having got over her own short narrative, in the delivery of which she had spoken in a low, strained voice, as if the shock were fresh upon her, she gradually resumed her usual air of amiable importance.
  • He crossed to the door to see that it was shut (but I had seen to that) and resumed his seat before me.
  • Having thought a bit, he looked up again and resumed.
  • As soon as the paper was sent out upon its travels, the two officers resumed their former quiet work of writing with neatness and care.
  • The woman had not resumed her chair, but stood faltering with her hand upon its broken back, looking at me.
  • It had been laid by on the night preceding my sad journey and never resumed.
  • "So much so, Sir Leicester Dedlock, Baronet," Mr. Bucket resumes, "that I was on the point of asking your permission to turn the key in the door."
  • Mr. Woodcourt," the trooper resumes his march, "all I say is, he is an old man; but I am glad I shall never have the chance of setting spurs to my horse and riding at him in a fair field.
  • When my guardian thought me well and cheerful enough to talk with him in our old way—though I could have done that sooner if he would have believed me—I resumed my work and my chair beside his.
  • Overpowered by his exertions, he lays his head back on his pillows and closes his eyes for not more than a minute, when he again resumes his watching of the weather and his attention to the muffled sounds.
  • "And it was then," resumes Mr. Guppy, still glancing with remarkable aversion at the coat-sleeve, as they pursue their conversation before the fire, leaning on opposite sides of the table, with their heads very near together, "that he told you of his having taken the bundle of letters from his lodger’s portmanteau?"
  • I had heard him ordering drink, and chinking money, and making himself agreeable and merry everywhere; but whenever he took his seat upon the box again, his face resumed its watchful steady look, and he always said to the driver in the same business tone, "Get on, my lad!"
  • Then resuming his encouragement, he pursued aloud: "Worn out, Mr. Gridley?
  • "You see, I have so many things here," he resumed, holding up the lantern, "of so many kinds, and all as the neighbours think (but THEY know nothing), wasting away and going to rack and ruin, that that’s why they have given me and my place a christening.
  • "However," Mr. George resumes, "the less said about it, the better now.
  • "Esther," Richard resumed, "you are not to suppose that I have come here to make underhanded charges against John Jarndyce.
  • And lookee here, Mr. Snagsby," resumes Bucket, taking him aside by the arm, tapping him familiarly on the breast, and speaking in a confidential tone.
  • "I supposed, sergeant," Mr. Tulkinghorn resumes as he leans on one side of his chair and crosses his legs, "that Mr. Smallweed might have sufficiently explained the matter.
  • Sir Leicester’s gallantry concedes the point, though he still feels that to bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes is really—really— "I was about to say," resumes the lawyer with undisturbed calmness, "that whether he had died by his own hand or not, it was beyond my power to tell you.
  • "Now, when you mention responsibility," he resumed, "I am disposed to say that I never had the happiness of knowing any one whom I should consider so refreshingly responsible as yourself.
  • Woodcourt is in attendance upon Mr. C., I believe?" he resumed.
  • "I was thinking, sir," resumed Richard, "that there is nothing on earth I should so much like to see as their house—Dame Durden’s and Woodcourt’s house.
  • "To accept this offer, my dear Esther," said he, sitting down beside me and resuming our conversation, "—once more, pray, pray forgive me; I am deeply grieved—to accept my dearest cousin’s offer is, I need not say, impossible.
  • "My friends," he resumes after dabbing his fat head for some time— and it smokes to such an extent that he seems to light his pockethandkerchief at it, which smokes, too, after every dab—"to pursue the subject we are endeavouring with our lowly gifts to improve, let us in a spirit of love inquire what is that Terewth to which I have alluded.

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  • We hope for a resumption of negotiations.
  • The United Nations vote permits a resumption of trade with the country.

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