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sovereign
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • While Bob was speaking he laid down the sovereign, and resolutely twisted up his bag again.
  • And those sovereigns wouldn’t help me much—they wouldn’t really—if I were to take them.
  • "Let me put the sovereigns in the bag again," said Maggie; "and you’ll come and see us when you’ve bought your pack, Bob."
  • There they were, the dingy bank-notes and the bright sovereigns, and he counted them out on the table—only a hundred and sixteen pounds in two years, after all the pinching.
  • "I wish you’d brought me the money to look at, Tom," he said, fingering the sovereigns on the table; "I should ha’ felt surer."
  • She had her purse in her pocket, with all her money in it,—a bank-note and a sovereign; she had kept it in her pocket from forgetfulness, after going out to make purchases the day before yesterday.
  • The little store of sovereigns in the tin box seemed to be the only sight that brought a faint beam of pleasure into the miller’s eyes,—faint and transient, for it was soon dispelled by the thought that the time would be long—perhaps longer than his life,—before the narrow savings could remove the hateful incubus of debt.
  • I always have half-sovereigns and sovereigns for my Christmas boxes because I shall be a man, and you only have five-shilling pieces, because you’re only a girl."
  • I always have half-sovereigns and sovereigns for my Christmas boxes because I shall be a man, and you only have five-shilling pieces, because you’re only a girl."
  • But I can’t take the nine sovereigns; I should be taking your little fortune from you, and they wouldn’t do me much good either."
  • Bob pushed the sovereigns forward, but before Tom could speak Maggie, clasping her hands, and looking penitently at Bob. said: "Oh, I’m so sorry, Bob; I never thought you were so good.
  • "But what do you want?" he added, pinching the dimpled chin fondly,—"to coax some more sovereigns out of my pocket for your bazaar?

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  • They may be a sovereign state, but their neighbor’s threats forced their decision.
  • ...the first seven words of our Constitution—We the People of the United States —accurately reflect our founding belief that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed" and the fact that that the sovereign will of the people of the United States was expressed in the Constitution itself and in our ongoing system of government created by it.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.22883/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)

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