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contract
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Congratulations, Amos, on landing that state contract.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her throat suddenly contracted and she could say nothing more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And Hugh Elsing cutting and peddling firewood and Tommy contracting.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For did not the Georgia contract holders include men from the very best families?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there were so many old men and young boys, and the sight of them made her heart contract with pity and with fear.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There had already been minor scandals about those holding government contracts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And just as soon as Johnnie Gallegher's contract with Tommy is up, I'm going to hire him to run Hugh's mill.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Scarlett said nothing but her eyes glittered and her heart contracted with a little pain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When the marriage was two weeks old, Frank contracted the grippe and Dr. Meade put him to bed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The doctor's letter was the first of a chorus of indignation that was beginning to be heard all over the South against speculators, profiteers and holders of government contracts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Atlanta people tried to think that the men who sold such stuff to the government must be contract holders from Alabama or Virginia or Tennessee, and not Georgians.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They told the negroes that if they would go back, they would go as free workers, protected by written contracts specifying wages by the day.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They all made their money speculating in food like your loving husband or out of dubious government contracts or in shady ways that won't bear investigation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The full tide of fury against those profiteering on government contracts had not yet risen, and Rhett's words were taken merely as evidence of his own bad breeding.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her heart contracted with disappointment and some of the happiness went from her, for these were not the words she hoped to hear.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Completely surrounding the state capitol was a host of promoters, speculators, seekers after contracts and others hoping to profit from the orgy of spending, and many were growing shamelessly rich.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her heart contracted a little with shame at the sight of that closed door, remembering the many nights of this last summer when Rhett had sat there alone, drinking until he was sodden and Pork came to urge him to bed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he could make as much money out of government contracts, he would say, picking out with his eyes those who had government contracts, then he would certainly abandon the hazards of blockading and take to selling shoddy cloth, sanded sugar, spoiled flour and rotten leather to the Confederacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he could make as much money out of government contracts, he would say, picking out with his eyes those who had government contracts, then he would certainly abandon the hazards of blockading and take to selling shoddy cloth, sanded sugar, spoiled flour and rotten leather to the Confederacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • e last year of the war in Europe; the Hundons who had police records in many cities but nevertheless were often successful bidders on state contracts; the Carahans who had gotten their start in a gambling house and now were gambling for bigger stakes in the building of nonexistent railroads with the state's money; the Flahertys who had bought salt at one cent a pound in 1861 and made a fortune when salt went to fifty cents in 1863, and the Barts who had owned the largest brothel in a  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
as in: the metal contracted
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