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  • As you certainly would be, in any contract you should make for yourself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All that she, Mrs. Crupp, stipulated for, was, that she should not be 'brought in contract' with such persons.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had stood by the door, all this while, observant of her with a smile upon his face, though his black eyebrows were heavily contracted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I shall have nothing to think of then,' said the Doctor, with a smile, 'but my Dictionary; and this other contract-bargain Annie.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My first master will succeed me I am in earnest at last so you'll soon have to arrange our contracts, and to bind us firmly to them, like a couple of knaves.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Excellent fellow as I knew Traddles to be, and warmly attached to him as I was, I could not help wishing, on that delicate occasion, that he had never contracted the habit of brushing his hair so very upright.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there was no vacancy for a tenor in the venerable Pile for which this city is so justly eminent; and he has in short, he has contracted a habit of singing in public-houses, rather than in sacred edifices.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In fact, my dear Copperfield, I have entered into arrangements, by virtue of which I stand pledged and contracted to our friend Heep, to assist and serve him in the capacity of and to be his confidential clerk.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Under these circumstances, alike humiliating to endure, humiliating to contemplate, and humiliating to relate, I have discharged the pecuniary liability contracted at this establishment, by giving a note of hand, made payable fourteen days after date, at my residence, Pentonville, London.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The story of my supposed appetite getting wind among the outside passengers, they were merry upon it likewise; and asked me whether I was going to be paid for, at school, as two brothers or three, and whether I was contracted for, or went upon the regular terms; with other pleasant questions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I could not help wondering in my own mind, as I contemplated the boiled leg of mutton before me, previous to carving it, how it came to pass that our joints of meat were of such extraordinary shapes and whether our butcher contracted for all the deformed sheep that came into the world; but I kept my reflections to myself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Under the temporary pressure of pecuniary liabilities, contracted with a view to their immediate liquidation, but remaining unliquidated through a combination of circumstances, I have been under the necessity of assuming a garb from which my natural instincts recoil I allude to spectacles and possessing myself of a cognomen, to which I can establish no legitimate pretensions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The 'young gal' was re-engaged; but on the stipulation that she should only bring in the dishes, and then withdraw to the landing-place, beyond the outer door; where a habit of sniffing she had contracted would be lost upon the guests, and where her retiring on the plates would be a physical impossibility.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My stool was such a tower of observation, that as I watched him reading on again, after this rapturous exclamation, and following up the lines with his forefinger, I observed that his nostrils, which were thin and pointed, with sharp dints in them, had a singular and most uncomfortable way of expanding and contracting themselves that they seemed to twinkle instead of his eyes, which hardly ever twinkled at all.  (not reviewed by editor)

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