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  • Madame Olenska rose, wound it up and returned to the fire, but without resuming her seat.
  • During this interval she had become a less vivid and importunate image, receding from his foreground as May Welland resumed her rightful place in it.
  • Mr. Letterblair resumed, after a waiting silence.
  • He vanished in the stream of passersby, and Archer resumed his patrol.
  • She sat down and he resumed his seat; but neither spoke for a long time.
  • Under the direction of her aunt (whose real name was Mrs. Thorley Chivers, but who, having received a Papal title, had resumed her first husband’s patronymic, and called herself the Marchioness Manson, because in Italy she could turn it into Manzoni) the little girl received an expensive but incoherent education, which included "drawing from the model," a thing never dreamed of before, and playing the piano in quintets with professional musicians.
  • Archer made the gesture which he had seen so many bridegrooms make: with his ungloved right hand he felt in the pocket of his dark grey waistcoat, and assured himself that the little gold circlet (engraved inside: Newland to May, April —, 187-) was in its place; then, resuming his former attitude, his tall hat and pearl-grey gloves with black stitchings grasped in his left hand, he stood looking at the door of the church.

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  • We hope for a resumption of negotiations.
  • The United Nations vote permits a resumption of trade with the country.

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