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  • He is, in sense and attachment, a phenomenon.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The same phenomenon is visible on some parts of his coat, and particularly at the seams.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This accounts for the phenomenon of the weaker of the two usually having a bundle of firewood thrust between its jaws in hot weather.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is no phenomenon that Mr. Snagsby should be ill at ease too, for he always is so, more or less, under the oppressive influence of the secret that is upon him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But all the little children had come up to the landing outside to look at the phenomenon of Peepy lying on my bed, and our attention was distracted by the constant apparition of noses and fingers in situations of danger between the hinges of the doors.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Very strange things comes to our knowledge in families, miss; bless your heart, what you would think to be phenomenons, quite.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This supposititious phenomenon is so very disagreeable to Mr. Guppy that his voice quakes as he says in a moral way, "Tony, I should have thought that what we went through last night would have been a lesson to you never to be personal any more as long as you lived."  (not reviewed by editor)

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