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The Mill on the Floss
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • He had rather a shrunken appearance, and was tremulous in the mornings, not from age, but from the extreme perversity of the King's Lorton boys, which nothing but gin could enable him to sustain with any firmness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Go along wi' you, then, wi' your drowned dog; I wouldn't own such a dog—_I wouldn't," said Bob, getting louder, in a last effort to sustain his defiance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns There is something sustaining in the very agitation that accompanies the first shocks of trouble, just as an acute pain is often a stimulus, and produces an excitement which is transient strength.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sally, as you are aware, lost no time in presenting Lucy at the parlor door, for to have so dirty an object introduced into the house at Garum Firs was too great a weight to be sustained by a single mind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There are certain animals to which tenacity of position is a law of life,—they can never flourish again, after a single wrench: and there are certain human beings to whom predominance is a law of life,—they can only sustain humiliation so long as they can refuse to believe in it, and, in their own conception, predominate still.  (not reviewed by editor)

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