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  • The little village and the rather fine town house which formed part of her dowry he did his utmost for a long time to transfer to his name, by means of some deed of conveyance.
  • The others repelled the idea even more emphatically, although still with the utmost hilarity, and at last they went on their way.
  • The monk, as he related afterwards, approached in the utmost apprehension.
  • Her voice sounded as though she wanted to laugh, but was doing her utmost to control it.
  • She loves your brother, Ivan, and she is doing her utmost to persuade herself she loves your brother, Dmitri.
  • I will do my utmost to prevent Ivan Fyodorovitch from going.
  • Oh, Thou didst know that Thy deed would be recorded in books, would be handed down to remote times and the utmost ends of the earth, and Thou didst hope that man, following Thee, would cling to God and not ask for a miracle.
  • He had no clear idea what he would do, but he knew that he could not control himself, and that a touch might drive him to the utmost limits of obscenity, but only to obscenity, to nothing criminal, nothing for which he could be legally punished.
  • Both the Superintendent and Father Paissy did their utmost to calm the general bustle and agitation.
  • When in the utmost terror he confided this to Father Zossima, the elder had advised continual prayer and rigid fasting.
  • "Is it possible?" said Mitya, turning quickly to Maximov with an expression of the utmost astonishment.
  • Bent forward, with her head and arms on the bed close by, she was crying bitterly, doing her utmost to stifle her sobs that she might not be heard.
  • Little by little, even with a sort of enjoyment, she began explaining every detail, not wanting to torment him, but, as it were, eager to be of the utmost service to him.
  • He looked, of course, with the utmost scorn on Katerina’s unexpected adventure, but he was very fond of the bereaved "kiddies," and had already taken them a picture-book.
  • Dmitri wondered, for he could not remember what he had promised, but he answered by letter that he would do his utmost not to let himself be provoked "by vileness," but that, although he had a deep respect for the elder and for his brother Ivan, he was convinced that the meeting was either a trap for him or an unworthy farce.
  • Ivan asked abruptly and sullenly, doing his utmost to restrain himself, and suddenly realizing, with disgust, that he was feeling intense curiosity and would not, on any account, have gone away without satisfying it.
  • Such were the thoughts that excited Kolya while he was doing his utmost to assume the most independent air.
  • "Wait, wait," Krassotkin did his utmost to shout above them all.
  • I answered with the utmost composure that I hadn’t egged him on, that I simply stated the general proposition, had spoken hypothetically.
  • Pressing his fists against his head, he began sobbing with absurd whimpering cries, doing his utmost that his cries should not be heard in the room.
  • He was exerting himself to the utmost not to believe in the delusion and not to sink into complete insanity.
  • But in reality he still had to do his utmost to control his feelings not to burst out crying like a child, and do what he would he could not control it.
  • Though to laugh at Mitya to his face was rather a risky proceeding, there was much laughter behind his back, especially in the tavern, at his own ingenuous public avowal that all he had got out of Grushenka by this "escapade" was "permission to kiss her foot, and that was the utmost she had allowed him."
  • "He is doing his utmost to carry off Mitya’s betrothed.

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