He had even devised a plan of starting off on a journey in this agreeable June weather; the headaches which he had constantly been alleging as a ground for stupidity and silence were a sufficient ostensible motive.
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She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
He alleges that there is no real deficit reduction in the Deficit Reduction Bill.