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Gone with the Wind
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  • The provost guard took them up there and if it hadn’t been for Ashley’s slick tongue, they’d have spent Christmas in jail.
  • We did it to show our appreciation of his talking the provost guard out of putting us in jail.
  • There were hundreds of men skulking in the swamps and the mountains, defying the provost guard to drag them back to the army.
  • Here along Peachtree Street and near-by streets were the headquarters of the various army departments, each office swarming with uniformed men, the commissary, the signal corps, the mail service, the railway transport, the provost marshal.
  • Will you tell your brother that he must appear before the provost marshal tomorrow morning for questioning?
  • You and your girls will have to appear before the provost marshal tomorrow.
  • Will the provost make them pay for my mirrors?
  • You were wonderful before the provost marshal today, Mrs. Watling!

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  • The survey asked presidents, provosts and admissions directors to assess peer institutions.
  • He spoke not another word to her informally, becoming all business again as he instructed her to write out a memorandum to SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fritz Hartjenstein, commanding officer of the SS garrison, directing that a search be made for the candlesticks in the enlisted barracks and that every effort be exerted to apprehend the culprits, who would then be placed in custody of the camp provost marshal for discipline.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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