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Nicholas Nickleby
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contend
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • The last man, whoever he is—and he may be a cobbler or some low vulgar dog for aught we know—will have a longer pedigree than the greatest nobleman now alive; and I contend that this is not fair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I have had disappointments to contend against,' said Squeers, looking very grim; 'Bolder's father was two pound ten short.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How are you to get up the sympathies of the audience in a legitimate manner, if there isn't a little man contending against a big one?—unless there's at least five to one, and we haven't hands enough for that business in our company.'  (not reviewed by editor)

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