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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Owing to the great hurry necessitated by the far-gone state of some of the flock, Gabriel missed his aim in one case, and in one only—striking wide of the mark, and inflicting a mortal blow at once upon the suffering ewe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They walked together into the village until they came to a little lane behind the church, leading down to the cottage of Laban Tall, who had lately been installed as clerk of the parish, and was yet in mortal terror at church on Sundays when he heard his lone voice among certain hard words of the Psalms, whither no man ventured to follow him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Well enough, but a poor gawkhammer mortal," the wife replied.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a mortal wound
as in: mortal body
as in: felt mortal agony
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