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  • That’s the fault I have to find wi’ you, Bessy; if you see a stick i’ the road, you’re allays thinkin’ you can’t step over it.
  • And allays at her book!
  • "Ay," snarled Mr. Tulliver, "there’s folks as things ’ull allays go awk’ard with; empty sacks ’ull never stand upright."
  • But Jane and me were allays contrairy; she would have striped things, and I like spots.
  • You was allays a good sister to me.
  • And the right doesn’t allays win.
  • "Ay, ay, Gritty," said the miller, with a new softness in his tone; "but I’ve allays done what I could for you," he added, as if vindicating himself from a reproach.
  • But she turned toward her brother again to say, "Not but what I hope your boy ’ull allays be good to his sister, though there’s but two of ’em, like you and me, brother."
  • "I’d as lief not invite sister Deane this time," said Mrs. Tulliver, "for she’s as jealous and having as can be, and’s allays trying to make the worst o’ my poor children to their aunts and uncles."
  • At the instance of Mr. Turnbull, the medical man, Gore’s letter was brought and laid on the bed, and the previous impatience seemed to be allayed.
  • Joy and peace are not resignation; resignation is the willing endurance of a pain that is not allayed, that you don’t expect to be allayed.
  • Joy and peace are not resignation; resignation is the willing endurance of a pain that is not allayed, that you don’t expect to be allayed.
  • "It’s no more than what I’ve allays said," followed Mrs. Glegg.
  • Lors, I talk to him by th’ hour together, when I’m walking i’ lone places, and if I’n done a bit o’ mischief, I allays tell him.
  • An’ if a bit o’ luck turns up, I’m allays thinkin’ if I can let Mr. Tom have a pull at it.
  • "Haven’t you allays told me as there was no getting more nor five per cent?"
  • And if I do, Tom," concluded Mrs. Glegg, turning impressively to her nephew, "I hope you’ll allays bear it in mind and be grateful for such an aunt.
  • It allays looks bad.
  • I can’t abide new places mysen: things is allays awk’ard,—narrow-wheeled waggins, belike, and the stiles all another sort, an’ oat-cake i’ some places, tow’rt th’ head o’ the Floss, there.
  • But she spoke like a sister, too; having she allays was, and hard to please,—oh dear!
  • I’m sure you remember my father, sir, for he was close friends with Squire Darleigh, and we allays went to the dances there, the Miss Dodsons,—nobody could be more looked on,—and justly, for there was four of us, and you’re quite aware as Mrs. Glegg and Mrs. Deane are my sisters.
  • But a fortni’t ago I’d a rare bit o’ luck,—I allays thought I was a lucky chap, for I niver set a trap but what I catched something; but this wasn’t trap, it was a fire i’ Torry’s mill, an’ I doused it, else it ’ud set th’ oil alight, an’ the genelman gen me ten suvreigns; he gen me ’cause himself last week.
  • I allays offer it along with the sherry, though sister Glegg will have it I’m so extravagant; and as for liking to have my clothes tidy, and not go a fright about the house, there’s nobody in the parish can say anything against me in respect o’ backbiting and making mischief, for I don’t wish anybody any harm; and nobody loses by sending me a porkpie, for my pies are fit to show with the best o’ my neighbors’; and the linen’s so in order as if I was to die to-morrow I shouldn’t be…
  • …myself, and had more to put out almost every year, and it’s to go and be sunk in other folks’ furniture, and encourage ’cause in luxury and extravagance as they’ve no means of supporting; and I’m to alter my will, or have a codicil made, and leave two or three hundred less behind me when I die,—me as have allays done right and been careful, and the eldest o’ the family; and my money’s to go and be squandered on them as have had the same chance as me, only they’ve been wicked and wasteful.
  • I’ll allays be a good brother to you."
  • It’s your bad luck, and I’m sorry for you, Bessy; for you was allays my favorite sister, and we allays liked the same patterns."
  • It’s your bad luck, and I’m sorry for you, Bessy; for you was allays my favorite sister, and we allays liked the same patterns."
  • You like a spot too, Bessy; we allays hung together i’ that."
  • But I’ve allays heard as it’s the husband’s place to stand by the wife, instead o’ rejoicing and triumphing when folks insult her."
  • "That’s what you allays say, Mr. Tulliver; but I’m sure there’s nobody o’ your side, neither aunt nor uncle, to leave ’cause so much as a five-pound note for a leggicy.
  • Not but what I’ve allays conducted myself civil to your kin, and there isn’t one of ’cause can say the contrary, though my equils they aren’t, and nobody shall make me say it."
  • I can’t help loving the child as if she was my own; and I’m sure she’s more like my child than sister Deane’s, for she’d allays a very poor color for one of our family, sister Deane had."
  • I wonder Maggie didn’t, though, for she was allays so fond of her aunt Moss."
  • "I allays meant to be easy about that money, because o’ your aunt.
  • I allays meant to be good to you, Gritty," said Mr. Tulliver, turning to his sister; "but you know you aggravated me when you would have Moss."
  • I know him or his shadder as far off as I can see ’em; I’m allays lighting on him o’ that side the river."
  • But you war allays a rare un at shying, Mr. Tom, an’ I could trusten to you for droppin’ down wi’ your stick in the nick o’ time at a runnin’ rat, or a stoat, or that, when I war a-beatin’ the bushes."
  • I couldn’t speak fairer; for as for the teapot as she doesn’t want to go out o’ the family, it stands to sense I can’t do with two silver teapots, not if it hadn’t a straight spout, but the spotted damask I was allays fond on."
  • "No, nor sudden deaths," said aunt Pullet; "allays the doctor called in.
  • You’ve a memory for my pills and draughts, wonderful,—I’ll allays say that of you,—but you’re lost among the keys."
  • "Why, sir, it’s none o’ my inventing, and I should never ha’ thought of it; for my husband, as ought to know about the law, he allays used to say as lawyers had never no call to buy anything,—either lands or houses,—for they allays got ’cause into their hands other ways.
  • "Why, sir, it’s none o’ my inventing, and I should never ha’ thought of it; for my husband, as ought to know about the law, he allays used to say as lawyers had never no call to buy anything,—either lands or houses,—for they allays got ’cause into their hands other ways.
  • For your name’s like poison to him, it’s so as never was; and he looks upon it as you’ve been the ruin of him all along, ever since you set the law on him about the road through the meadow,—that’s eight year ago, and he’s been going on ever since—as I’ve allays told him he was wrong——"
  • And you wouldn’t like to have a corpse on your mind, if he was to die; and they _do_ say as it’s allays unlucky when Dorlcote Mill changes hands, and the water might all run away, and _then_—not as I’m wishing you any ill-luck, sir, for I forgot to tell you as I remember your wedding as if it was yesterday; Mrs. Wakem was a Miss Clint, I know _that;_ and my boy, as there isn’t a nicer, handsomer, straighter boy nowhere, went to school with your son——"

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  • It does not allay Israeli fears.
  • be moderate; allay thy ecstasy; In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess; I feel too much thy blessing; make it less, For fear I surfeit!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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