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  • A moment and she would be past all help, let the whole world wake and come about her with its utmost power.
  • It really did seem to impress him, to the utmost extent of his capacity of being impressed.
  • Bounderby, though a graceless person, of the world worldly, I feel the utmost interest, I assure you, in what you tell me.
  • ’Of course, they will be punished with the utmost rigour of the law, as notice-boards observe,’ replied James Harthouse, ’and serve them right.
  • But, to see it, he must have overleaped at a bound the artificial barriers he had for many years been erecting, between himself and all those subtle essences of humanity which will elude the utmost cunning of algebra until the last trumpet ever to be sounded shall blow even algebra to wreck.
  • I have only one thing more to say to you, Mr. Harthouse, before assuring you of the pleasure with which I shall respond, to the utmost of my poor ability, to my friend Tom Gradgrind’s letter of introduction.
  • ’If not quite!’ said Mrs. Sparsit, straining her hawk’s eyes to the utmost.
  • It was the conception of an inspired moment, and she shot off with her utmost swiftness to work it out.
  • For, now, the rope came in, tightened and strained to its utmost as it appeared, and the men turned heavily, and the windlass complained.
  • Cultivate in them, while there is yet time, the utmost graces of the fancies and affections, to adorn their lives so much in need of ornament; or, in the day of your triumph, when romance is utterly driven out of their souls, and they and a bare existence stand face to face, Reality will take a wolfish turn, and make an end of you.
  • At last he made the discovery that to discharge this highly connected female — to have it in his power to say, ’She was a woman of family, and wanted to stick to me, but I wouldn’t have it, and got rid of her’ — would be to get the utmost possible amount of crowning glory out of the connection, and at the same time to punish Mrs. Sparsit according to her deserts.

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