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  • Her large eyes were dilated with surprise and expectation, for it was the first time that any man, except Monte Cristo, had been accorded an entrance into her presence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Caligula or Nero, those treasure-seekers, those desirers of the impossible, would have accorded to the poor wretch, in exchange for his wealth, the liberty he so earnestly prayed for.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was dressed in a common gray blouse and velvet cap, but his carefully arranged hair, beard and mustache, all of the richest and glossiest black, ill accorded with his plebeian attire.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Albert related it to his mother; Chateau-Renaud recounted it at the Jockey Club, and Debray detailed it at length in the salons of the minister; even Beauchamp accorded twenty lines in his journal to the relation of the count's courage and gallantry, thereby celebrating him as the greatest hero of the day in the eyes of all the feminine members of the aristocracy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To wait at Monte Cristo for the purpose of watching like a dragon over the almost incalculable riches that had thus fallen into his possession satisfied not the cravings of his heart, which yearned to return to dwell among mankind, and to assume the rank, power, and influence which are always accorded to wealth—that first and greatest of all the forces within the grasp of man.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All has gone according to my wishes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Well, but he is a charming young man, according to my ideas.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To you, perhaps, they will accord the time they have refused to me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That is according to the sense you attach to the question, sir.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Into the blue drawing-room, according to your excellency's orders.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Monte Cristo shook it coldly, according to his invariable practice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to the arrangements, the carriage was waiting at the door.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "He will very probably come of his own accord," said Morcerf.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Morcerf appreciated the advice of Monte Cristo to let things die away of their own accord.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nature, according to her way, had made no deviation in the path he had marked out for himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At this moment a fresh visitor entered, and, according to custom, Franz gave up his seat to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Should Andrea marry according to his father's views, he will, perhaps, give him one, two, or three millions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The first card struck off was taken, according to your orders, to the Baron Danglars, Rue de la Chaussee d'Antin, No.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "May I hope, sir," said Madame de Villefort, "that your intentions accord with my request?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "So, but according to all probability she soon will be," replied Edmond.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Oh, no, sir," she answered; "but you know, things impress us differently, according to the mood of our minds."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "What do you think of the count?" inquired Debray; "he is not much amiss, according to my ideas of good looks."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The carriage was prepared according to orders, and stepping lightly into it, the count drove off at his usual rapid pace.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lease was drawn up for three, six, or nine years by the new tenant, who, according to the rule of the proprietor, paid six months in advance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thomson & French set no bounds to their engagements while those of M. Danglars have their limits; he is a wise man, according to his own showing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The third act had begun; and during its progress the Count of Morcerf, according to his promise, made his appearance in the box of Madame Danglars.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You prohibited my mentioning my father's name to her, but perhaps she will allude to him of her own accord in the course of the recital, and you have no idea how delighted I should be to hear our name pronounced by such beautiful lips.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such as at the commencement of the repast had not been able to seat themselves according to their inclination rose unceremoniously, and sought out more agreeable companions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You have spoken truly, Maximilian; according to the care we bestow upon it, death is either a friend who rocks us gently as a nurse, or an enemy who violently drags the soul from the body.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not their proximity that alarmed us, for detachments were constantly patrolling along the banks of the Rhone, but the care, according to the boy's account, that they took to avoid being seen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the first place, let us agree that the word poison does not exist, because in medicine use is made of the most violent poisons, which become, according as they are employed, most salutary remedies.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Powerful memories were stirred within them by the sight of the round tower, Fort Saint-Nicolas, the City Hall designed by Puget, [*] the port with its brick quays, where they had both played in childhood, and it was with one accord that they stopped on the Cannebiere.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to the count's directions, Danglars was waited on by Vampa, who brought him the best wine and fruits of Italy; then, having conducted him to the road, and pointed to the post-chaise, left him leaning against a tree.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Monte Cristo waited, according to his usual custom, until Duprez had sung his famous "Suivez-moi;" then he rose and went out.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He preferred to use the sitting-room upstairs, which was more library than parlor, and was furnished with theological books and parchments, in which he delighted to bury himself for months at a time, according to his valet de chambre.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I know an Italian prince, rich as a gold mine, one of the noblest families in Tuscany, who, when his sons married according to his wish, gave them millions; and when they married against his consent, merely allowed them thirty crowns a month.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "That is to say," replied Villefort with hesitation, "that human nature being weak, every man, according to your creed, has committed faults."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not because I have the least desire to learn anything you may please to conceal from me, but simply that if, through your assistance, I could distribute the legacy according to the wishes of the testator, why, so much the better, that is all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Around him, and in groups, according to their fancy, lying in their mantles, or with their backs against a sort of stone bench, which went all round the columbarium, were to be seen twenty brigands or more, each having his carbine within reach.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The jailer always brought Dantes' soup in an iron saucepan; this saucepan contained soup for both prisoners, for Dantes had noticed that it was either quite full, or half empty, according as the turnkey gave it to him or to his companion first.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This picturesque attire set him off to great advantage; and when he had bound the scarf around his waist, and when his hat, placed coquettishly on one side, let fall on his shoulder a stream of ribbons, Franz was forced to confess that costume has much to do with the physical superiority we accord to certain nations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The gardens were illuminated with colored lanterns, according to the Italian custom, and, as is usual in countries where the luxuries of the table—the rarest of all luxuries in their complete form—are well understood, the supper-table was loaded with wax-lights and flowers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Seven o'clock had just struck, and M. Bertuccio, according to the command which had been given him, had two hours before left for Auteuil, when a cab stopped at the door, and after depositing its occupant at the gate, immediately hurried away, as if ashamed of its employment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I feel as if it were ordained that this man should be associated with all the good which the future may have in store for me, and sometimes it really seems as if his eye was able to see what was to come, and his hand endowed with the power of directing events according to his own will.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At first sight, the exterior of the house at Auteuil gave no indications of splendor, nothing one would expect from the destined residence of the magnificent Count of Monte Cristo; but this simplicity was according to the will of its master, who positively ordered nothing to be altered outside.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Certainly; your name is popular, and does honor to the title they have adorned it with; but you are too intelligent not to know that according to a prejudice, too firmly rooted to be exterminated, a nobility which dates back five centuries is worth more than one that can only reckon twenty years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My clerks are honest men, who earn my fortune, whom I pay much below their deserts, if I may value them according to what they bring in; therefore I shall not get into a passion with them; those with whom I will be in a passion are those who eat my dinners, mount my horses, and exhaust my fortune.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And the thing was so much the more annoying, as, according to the characteristic modesty of a Frenchman, Albert had quitted Paris with the full conviction that he had only to show himself in Italy to carry all before him, and that upon his return he should astonish the Parisian world with the recital of his numerous love-affairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After the ladies had departed for the ball, whither all the entreaties of Madame de Villefort had failed in persuading him to accompany them, the procureur had shut himself up in his study, according to his custom, with a heap of papers calculated to alarm any one else, but which generally scarcely satisfied his inordinate desires.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In life, our greatest preoccupation is death; is it not then, curious to study the different ways by which the soul and body can part; and how, according to their different characters, temperaments, and even the different customs of their countries, different persons bear the transition from life to death, from existence to annihilation?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He returned to France with the epaulet of sub-lieutenant, and as the protection of the general, who is in the highest favor, was accorded to him, he was a captain in 1823, during the Spanish war—that is to say, at the time when Danglars made his early speculations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I know all that, for it is with the justice of all countries especially that I have occupied myself—it is with the criminal procedure of all nations that I have compared natural justice, and I must say, sir, that it is the law of primitive nations, that is, the law of retaliation, that I have most frequently found to be according to the law of God.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Alas," continued the stranger, doubtless to dispel the slight cloud that covered Morcerf's brow, "we do not act thus in Italy; we grow according to our race and our species, and we pursue the same lines, and often the same uselessness, all our lives."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The notary, after having according to the customary method arranged the papers on the table, taken his place in an armchair, and raised his spectacles, turned towards Franz: "Are you M. Franz de Quesnel, baron d'Epinay?" asked he, although he knew it perfectly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One day, when Benedetto was about five or six, our neighbor Vasilio, who, according to the custom of the country, never locked up his purse or his valuables—for, as your excellency knows, there are no thieves in Corsica—complained that he had lost a louis out of his purse; we thought he must have made a mistake in counting his money, but he persisted in the accuracy of his statement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Count," said the banker, "things are constantly occurring in the world to induce us to lay aside our most established opinions, or at all events to cause us to remodel them according to the change of circumstances, which may have placed affairs in a totally different light to that in which we at first viewed them."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I will tell him the ties which bind me to Mademoiselle Valentine; if he be a sensible man, he will prove it by renouncing of his own accord the hand of his betrothed, and will secure my friendship, and love until death; if he refuse, either through interest or ridiculous pride, after I have proved to him that he would be forcing my wife from me, that Valentine loves me, and will have no other, I will fight with him, give him every advantage, and I shall kill him, or he will kill me; if…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What, above all, manifested the shrewdness of the steward, and the profound science of the master, the one in carrying out the ideas of the other, was that this house which appeared only the night before so sad and gloomy, impregnated with that sickly smell one can almost fancy to be the smell of time, had in a single day acquired the aspect of life, was scented with its master's favorite perfumes, and had the very light regulated according to his wish.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I think it is a fine country," said Haidee, "but I see France as it really is, because I look on it with the eyes of a woman; whereas my own country, which I can only judge of from the impression produced on my childish mind, always seems enveloped in a vague atmosphere, which is luminous or otherwise, according as my remembrances of it are sad or joyous."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …it must be understood that M. Noirtier, who never cared for the opinion of his son on any subject, had always omitted to explain the affair to Villefort, so that he had all his life entertained the belief that General de Quesnel, or the Baron d'Epinay, as he was alternately styled, according as the speaker wished to identify him by his own family name, or by the title which had been conferred on him, fell the victim of assassination, and not that he was killed fairly in a duel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …tobacco of Petersburg to the black of Sinai, and so on along the scale from Maryland and Porto-Rico, to Latakia,—was exposed in pots of crackled earthenware of which the Dutch are so fond; beside them, in boxes of fragrant wood, were ranged, according to their size and quality, pueros, regalias, havanas, and manillas; and, in an open cabinet, a collection of German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouth-pieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …mortal; and if it were not, would be sure to become so, thanks to the remedies applied by foolish doctors, who are generally bad chemists, and which will act in favor of or against the malady, as you please; and then there is a human being killed according to all the rules of art and skill, and of whom justice learns nothing, as was said by a terrible chemist of my acquaintance, the worthy Abbe Adelmonte of Taormina, in Sicily, who has studied these national phenomena very profoundly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • francs of capital, which, according to the manner in which you have invested it, ought to bring in an income of about 40,000 livres?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They were yours, you disposed of them according to your fancy, and I asked no questions; but it is not the less true that you have this year received 500,000 livres.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These 900,000 francs will go out of the family in order to enrich some hospital; but it is ridiculous thus to yield to the caprices of an old man, and I shall, therefore, act according to my conscience.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I won't go unless you give me the album," said the boy, seating himself doggedly in an arm-chair, according to his habit of never giving way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Punctuality," said Monte Cristo, "is the politeness of kings, according to one of your sovereigns, I think; but it is not the same with travellers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Nay," said she, "do not smile; it ill accords with the expression of your countenance, and I am sure it does not spring from your heart.  (not reviewed by editor)

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