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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • His height and breadth would have been sufficient to make his presence imposing, had they been exhibited with due consideration.
  • Five decades hardly modified the cut of a gaiter, the embroidery of a smock-frock, by the breadth of a hair.
  • You are my antagonist, with this difference from real warfare, that I shall miss you every time by one hair’s breadth, or perhaps two.
  • After midnight the voice of a clock seems to lose in breadth as much as in length, and to diminish its sonorousness to a thin falsetto.
  • We discern a grand force in the lover which he lacks whilst a free man; but there is a breadth of vision in the free man which in the lover we vainly seek.
  • Long experience had so precisely taught the animal the difference between such exclamations as "Come in!" and "D—— ye, come in!" that he knew to a hair’s breadth the rate of trotting back from the ewes’ tails that each call involved, if a staggerer with the sheep crook was to be escaped.
  • Behind the luminous streams of this aurora militaris, she could see the hue of Troy’s sword arm, spread in a scarlet haze over the space covered by its motions, like a twanged harpstring, and behind all Troy himself, mostly facing her; sometimes, to show the rear cuts, half turned away, his eye nevertheless always keenly measuring her breadth and outline, and his lips tightly closed in sustained effort.
  • All was harmoniously arranged at last, and we now see Oak mounted on a strong cob, and daily trotting the length breadth of about two thousand acres in a cheerful spirit of surveillance, as if the crops all belonged to him—the actual mistress of the one-half and the master of the other, sitting in their respective homes in gloomy and sad seclusion.

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  • The introductory courses are meant to add to breadth rather than depth of understanding.
  • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject

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