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  • Across the bridge and ten blocks southwest is the old courthouse where several infesteds have amassed a small arsenal of automatic weapons and grenade launchers, as well as FIM92 Stinger missiles, according to the Wonderland profile of one infested captured in Operation Li'l Bo Peep.†   (source)
  • But I can't stop myself from amassing more and more material.†   (source)
  • "Our only chance to amass an army is now," Doppel continued.†   (source)
  • For her, it amounted to a full-time job: visiting stationers and florists, researching caterers and vendors, amassing fabric swatches and boxes of petit-four and cake samples, fretting and repeatedly asking me to help her choose between virtually identical shades of ivory and lavender on a color chart, co-ordinating a series of "girly-girl" sleepovers with her bridesmaids and a "boys' weekend" for me (organized by Platt?†   (source)
  • Maybe if she amasses $4,000, her brother Marco will help her invest it in Honduras.†   (source)
  • Lilly: I wonder how much of that fortune was amassed by taking advantage of the sweat of the common laborer.†   (source)
  • The training session was shorter than the first, but it was still long enough for Eragon to amass a new collection of bruises.†   (source)
  • It was strength amassed through giving.†   (source)
  • They've had centuries to amass fortunes, acquire property, build armies ….†   (source)
  • As a marauding band amasses dead bodies, it gathers strength.†   (source)
  • But I amassed 300 images of my family, students and colleagues, along with dozens of offbeat illustrations that could make a point about childhood dreams.†   (source)
  • His interest rates were outrageous, and little by little he began amassing more land and property as people defaulted on their loans.†   (source)
  • I learned from her that Szalas had been collecting money for me all over Warsaw, and since no one would grudge it when a man's life was to be saved, he had amassed a handsome sum.†   (source)
  • By the time dinner was ready, Denna had amassed a small mountain of firewood.†   (source)
  • This was a time when music was considered essential in the education of an American child, and that was particularly so in Cleveland, where the fortunes amassed by the barons of industry had built Severance Hall and other great music institutions.†   (source)
  • She did not have enough money to buy a return ticket, and at any rate, she knew in her bones, she could not return to her family in Japan—her parents had sold her and paid a percentage to the deceitful baishakunin who had assured them that Hisao had amassed great wealth during his years in America.†   (source)
  • But he has amassed a colossal fortune on the stock market and has invested in solid companies.†   (source)
  • Nightfall came, and forced the hunters to quit-that, and lack of space, for they had amassed as many bottles as the car could contain.†   (source)
  • His patiently amassed and hoarded capital—of understanding and gallantry—had vanished in the twinkling of an eye.†   (source)
  • During my first twenty or so years in prison, I accumulated very few possessions, but in the last few years I had amassed enough property—mainly books and papers—to make up for previous decades.†   (source)
  • On one side of her, a torch-juggler has amassed a large crowd, and on the other, a Tribal Kehanni spins her tales, her voice rising and swooping like a bird in flight.†   (source)
  • His bed wasn't made, there were clothes amassed in a corner, and several dirty plates were piled on his side table.†   (source)
  • I was beyond fury at this little creature, who had spoiled my chances at amassing a fortune of pink clay.†   (source)
  • It was eight-thirty and, finally done with the academic cocktail party, we were amassed in the client's driveway, waiting to leave.†   (source)
  • What made me finally recognize the indifferent cruelty of my own past wasn't the constraints put on me by the U.S. government, nor the debt I had amassed for legal fees, nor the fact that I could not be with the man I loved.†   (source)
  • It's a useful lesson that what ultimately mattered wasn't just the abolitionists' passion and moral conviction but also the meticulously amassed evidence of barbarity.†   (source)
  • He amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of climbing and combed the Bay Area's used-book stores for nineteenth-century accounts of mountaineering derring-do.†   (source)
  • Still, MIT had amassed 48 points, putting them in first place.†   (source)
  • For the first time, the companions got to have a direct look at their pursuers, who were amassing on the dock, howling and flailing their weapons about in a rage.†   (source)
  • He stared at the surrounding chaos and regretted his decision to travel with his wife and daughter, wondering how it could be possible that he had only packed two bags for this foray into the outside world when they had amassed a carload of dishes and a parade of servants that had nothing to do with the purpose of the trip.†   (source)
  • You are not a Vanderbilt, whose fortune was made by a vulgar tugboat captain, or a Rockefeller, whose wealth was amassed through unscrupulous speculations in crude petroleum; or a Reynolds or Duke, whose income was derived from the sale to the unsuspecting public of products containing cancer-causing resins and tars; and you are certainly not an Astor, whose family, I believe, still lets rooms.†   (source)
  • They would be fully aware of the life they had spent on earth and of all the experience they had amassed here.†   (source)
  • I felt that in learning the special language of a scholarly order, I was amassing a kind of force.†   (source)
  • It had taken me six months to amass the parts for the new one.†   (source)
  • A man shrewd enough and clever enough to amass such a fortune in ten years does not throw together a handwritten document that will cost his estate $3 million.†   (source)
  • How right that Gates should be involved with amassing hundreds of millions in Europe controlled by American interests.†   (source)
  • This man who amassed a fortune only to squander it away.†   (source)
  • Yes, he was amassing a library, but to what purpose?†   (source)
  • The flesh amassed rapidly on her hips and buttocks, muting the angles of her bones.†   (source)
  • Along the way, I'd also managed to amass a high-school career I could be proud of.†   (source)
  • Over the centuries, they have pried into coffins, crypts, burial mounds, tombs, and mausoleums of every kind and from every culture to amass their collections.†   (source)
  • My father and grandfather built up the Community National Bank just to amass a fortune for themselves.†   (source)
  • And built her strength, amassed her power.†   (source)
  • You live on not by virtue of the things you have amassed, or the work you have done, but through your spirit, in ways and by means that you can neither control nor foresee.†   (source)
  • Using the same technique, I amassed a stack of order forms to show and prove to managers of Walmart stores across four states that other stores were buying our duck calls.†   (source)
  • I kept these little bags under my bunk in the cabin, and by the end of September I had amassed such a formidable collection that there was not room for them all and they had begun to spill out on the floor and get underfoot.†   (source)
  • Who would have dreamed, though, that the easily willed minutiae of their daily actions could amass so — solidifying, mountainous, beyond their control?†   (source)
  • Yes, it was the sound of energy amassing.†   (source)
  • Dan could imagine no combination of circumstances that would allow him to amass enough capital to buy off his former wife and set him free to fight the plagues.†   (source)
  • I had determined, therefore, to simply amass as much information as I could as quickly as possible.†   (source)
  • His glasses were thick, his hair was disheveled and wildly amassed on a narrow, strikingly intelligent head.†   (source)
  • As attorneys for the deceased it is our pleasant duty to inform you that your brother through industry and judgment amassed a considerable fortune, which in land, securities, and cash is well in excess of one hundred thousand dollars.†   (source)
  • And the same for the building of great palaces, or the writing of symphonies, the amassing of wealth.†   (source)
  • In short, the Ancient Mysteries refer to a body of secret knowledge that was amassed long ago.†   (source)
  • You," he looked at Eragon humorously, "will have to amass it on the run.†   (source)
  • Galbatorix has done nothing but burn and slaughter and amass power for himself.†   (source)
  • How has Galbatorix amassed his strength?†   (source)
  • The brotherhood kept the design secret, allegedly planning to reveal it only when they had amassed enough power to resurface and carry out their final goal.†   (source)
  • History is full of stories of men overcoming poverty to amass great fortunes in steel or pig farming.†   (source)
  • The improv comedy battle was appropriately terrible and funny despite its wall-to-wall incompetence, the Pakistan fundraiser was thoroughly inspiring—the event was able to amass 2.†   (source)
  • Regiments of The Cut had been amassed from across the queendom and stood ready to defend Redd's stronghold.†   (source)
  • Not only did Saunière have a personal passion for relics relating to fertility, goddess cults, Wicca, and the sacred feminine, but during his twenty-year tenure as curator, Saunière had helped the Louvre amass the largest collection of goddess art on earth—labrys axes from the priestesses' oldest Greek shrine in Delphi, gold caducei wands, hundreds of Tjet ankhs resembling small standing angels, sistrum rattles used in ancient Egypt to dispel evil spirits, and an astonishing array of…†   (source)
  • The brotherhood had vowed to stay silent as long as it took, amassing enough influence and power that they could resurface without fear, make their stand, fight their cause in broad daylight.†   (source)
  • Marie-Laure is not a collector in the way that Dr. Geffard was, an amasser, always looking to scurry down the scales of order, family, genus, species, and subspecies.†   (source)
  • Halliday bought and restored one of the original DeLoreans used in the Back to the Future films, continued to spend nearly all of his time welded to a computer keyboard, and used his newfound wealth to amass what would eventually become the world's largest private collection of classic videogames, Star Wars action figures, vintage lunch boxes, and comic books.†   (source)
  • With their new carte blanche from the Vatican, the Knights Templar expanded at a staggering rate, both in numbers and political force, amassing vast estates in over a dozen countries.†   (source)
  • He was happy when she leaned against him and maybe happier still when she read aloud from the small library he'd amassed in preparation for the trip.†   (source)
  • On the inside, he seethed with self-contempt for allowing Jeod to amass enough information to reach that conclusion.†   (source)
  • When a demon has amassed enough life force—souls, typically—to evolve into a higher order of being, that sublime moment of change is called koukerros.†   (source)
  • With the victory, Seabiscuit took back the lead in the earnings race, amassing about $9,000 more than War Admiral.†   (source)
  • When her dad and mom divorced back in the third grade, he'd left town with his new girlfriend, selling off most of the property he'd amassed in town while working as a developer.†   (source)
  • We've amassed a great deal of data and analyzed many scenarios, Miss Boon," replied Dr. Rasmussen with a shrug.†   (source)
  • Nor did he think it was likely that a desert mouse would have amassed more than a few mouthfuls of food.†   (source)
  • A highly indignant James Warren told how "fellows who would have cleaned my shoes five years ago" had "amassed fortunes and are riding in chariots."†   (source)
  • That meant they had amassed 32 points.†   (source)
  • After a while, she asked, in the tone of a dryly statistical inquiry, "How much of a fortune has Midas Mulligan amassed in this valley?"†   (source)
  • And in the years since, he has amassed great power, conquering many lands without the ring or the Imaginarium Geographica to help him.†   (source)
  • My cousin, who was resident in Greenhedges and was some years older than myself, had already found his métier, which lay in the military field, and had amassed a formidable army of lead soldiers with which he was single-mindedly preparing himself to become a second Wellington.†   (source)
  • Baroni's luck wasn't all bad; the horse he decided to buy instead, the $3,500 claimer Top Row, won the hundred-grander in 1936 and amassed total career earnings of more than $200,000.†   (source)
  • All that frantic passion for a baseball and he finally understood it was Eleanor on his mind, it was some terror working deep beneath the skin that made him gather up things, amass possessions and effects against the dark shape of some unshoulderable loss.†   (source)
  • "-then, later, had snapped: "The tycoons can stand being squeezed, they've amassed enough to last them for three generations"then, later, had yelled: "Why should the people suffer while businessmen have reserves to last a year?†   (source)
  • She needed to be loyal to the past, even if this meant, most of all if this meant incorporating her father's disappointments, merging herself with the many little failures he amassed like faded keepsakes.†   (source)
  • This, in addition to the ruby set in Zar'roc's pommel, will allow you to amass a store of energy so that you do not become unduly exhausted casting spells in battle, or even when confronting enemy magicians.†   (source)
  • Sea Devil 3, their ROV, was a work of art with robust capabilities and had amassed the second-highest number of mission points.†   (source)
  • But we do know that he is amassing power—power that would give him greater influence than any other king or ruler in this land, or," he added, "in others."†   (source)
  • He continued to rail for over fifteen minutes, amassing a mountain of objections before ceding to Thane and Ridley, who built upon his arguments.†   (source)
  • He had been threatened with death and warned many times to leave, but he had wanted to hold on a while longer to amass more money.†   (source)
  • Moreover, it is equally useless to ask what might have happened if Mrs Seton and her mother and her mother before her had amassed great wealth and laid it under the foundations of college and library, because, in the first place, to earn money was impossible for them, and in the second, had it been possible, the law denied them the right to possess what money they earned.†   (source)
  • That was the observation we heard after Cousin Anna had come to talk to her--as one comes to a wise woman--amassed herself into a suit, hat, shoes, and sat at the kitchen table looking at herself in the mirror as she spoke, not casually, but steadily, sternly, with wrathful comment; even at the bitterest, even when her mouth was at the widest stretch of tears, she went on watching.†   (source)
  • We discovered that if we waited until we were prepared to go, we would never leave, we would never amass enough money to see us through.†   (source)
  • The temptation to venture into crime was too strong, and I decided to work quickly, taking whatever was in sight, amass a wad of money, and flee.†   (source)
  • If I saved a dollar a week, it would take me two years to amass a hundred dollars, the amount which for some reason I had decided was necessary to stake me in a strange city.†   (source)
  • I dove into studying the conchological treasures amassed inside the glass cases.†   (source)
  • "Sir, what makes you assume this wealth goes to waste when I'm the one amassing it?†   (source)
  • How had the captain amassed this gold, and what was he about to do with it?†   (source)
  • They had regard for the ability which could amass a small fortune, own a nice home, keep a barouche or carriage, perhaps, wear fine clothes, and maintain a good mercantile position.†   (source)
  • If a man had stolen a pound in his youth and had used that pound to amass a huge fortune how much was he obliged to give back, the pound he had stolen only or the pound together with the compound interest accruing upon it or all his huge fortune?†   (source)
  • He seized his opportunities, the opportunities that were given by the application of the steam-engine to ocean traffic, and by the birth of railway locomotion in the wealthy but undeveloped United States of America, and consequently he amassed an immense fortune.†   (source)
  • The boys were all eaten up with envy—but those that suffered the bitterest pangs were those who perceived too late that they themselves had contributed to this hated splendor by trading tickets to Tom for the wealth he had amassed in selling whitewashing privileges.†   (source)
  • How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.†   (source)
  • And you'd have loved your money so that you'd amass not two million, like him, but ten million; and you'd have died of hunger on your money bags to finish up with, for you carry everything to extremes.'†   (source)
  • It is also a tradition that the members are invariably successful in later life, amassing fortunes or votes or coupons or whatever they choose to amass.†   (source)
  • They are people who know everyone—that is, they know where a man is employed, what his salary is, whom he knows, whom he married, what money his wife had, who are his cousins, and second cousins, etc., etc. These men generally have about a hundred pounds a year to live on, and they spend their whole time and talents in the amassing of this style of knowledge, which they reduce—or raise—to the standard of a science.†   (source)
  • It is also a tradition that the members are invariably successful in later life, amassing fortunes or votes or coupons or whatever they choose to amass.†   (source)
  • As soon as his engagement with the patron of The Young Amelia ended, he would hire a small vessel on his own account—for in his several voyages he had amassed a hundred piastres—and under some pretext land at the Island of Monte Cristo.†   (source)
  • Amongst this people they found distinguished men of science, artists of skill, writers of eminence, and they were enabled to enjoy the treasures of the intellect without requiring to labor in amassing them.†   (source)
  • For many years he had had voluptuous dreams of marriage, but he had gone on waiting and amassing money.†   (source)
  • It was a sort of investment of good works, which he was effecting in the name of his young brother; it was a stock of good works which he wished to amass in advance for him, in case the little rogue should some day find himself short of that coin, the only sort which is received at the toll-bar of paradise.†   (source)
  • "It's an evil—the amassing of huge fortunes without labor, just the same thing as with the spirit monopolies, it's only the form that's changed.†   (source)
  • The former amasses the capital which the latter invests, and the stranger as well as the native is unacquainted with want.†   (source)
  • Some years ago he loved a young Russian lady of moderate fortune, and having amassed a considerable sum in prize-money, the father of the girl consented to the match.†   (source)
  • She had a good head for business, was acquisitive, saving and careful, and by fair means or foul had succeeded, it was said, in amassing a little fortune.†   (source)
  • Honest old Mrs. Blenkinsop indeed, who had seen the birth of Jos and Amelia, and the wooing of John Sedley and his wife, was for staying by them without wages, having amassed a considerable sum in their service: and she accompanied the fallen people into their new and humble place of refuge, where she tended them and grumbled against them for a while.†   (source)
  • Then he said, while the papyrus rolled itself together, "A man with six hundred talents is indeed rich, and may do what he pleases; but, rarer than the money, more priceless than the property, is the mind which amassed the wealth, and the heart it could not corrupt when amassed.†   (source)
  • Among the audience there was a wealthy retired merchant, who was somewhat of a usurer, named M. Geborand, who had amassed two millions in the manufacture of coarse cloth, serges, and woollen galloons.†   (source)
  • They love order, without which affairs do not prosper; and they set an especial value upon a regular conduct, which is the foundation of a solid business; they prefer the good sense which amasses large fortunes to that enterprising spirit which frequently dissipates them; general ideas alarm their minds, which are accustomed to positive calculations, and they hold practice in more honor than theory.†   (source)
  • But what he loved and valued above all was the money he had amassed by his labour, and by all sorts of devices: that money made him the equal of all who had been his superiors.†   (source)
  • He labored and toiled until he had amassed 250,000 francs; six years sufficed to achieve this object.†   (source)
  • "Let us concede all you say, O Simonides," said Ben-Hur—"that the King will come, and his kingdom be as Solomon's; say also I am ready to give myself and all I have to him and his cause; yet more, say that I should do as was God's purpose in the ordering of my life and in your quick amassment of astonishing fortune; then what?†   (source)
  • They are funnels, into which all the geographical, political, moral, and intellectual water-sheds of a country, all the natural slopes of a people, pour; wells of civilization, so to speak, and also sewers, where commerce, industry, intelligence, population,—all that is sap, all that is life, all that is the soul of a nation, filters and amasses unceasingly, drop by drop, century by century.†   (source)
  • …that they are the foremost persons in society, without contestation and without effort—when they are constantly engaged on large objects, leaving the more minute details to others—and when they live in the enjoyment of wealth which they did not amass and which they do not fear to lose, it may be supposed that they feel a kind of haughty disdain of the petty interests and practical cares of life, and that their thoughts assume a natural greatness, which their language and their manners…†   (source)
  • Year after year he quietly and modestly amassed money, and when at length that snug and complete bachelor's residence at No. 201, Curzon Street, May Fair, lately the residence of the Honourable Frederick Deuceace, gone abroad, with its rich and appropriate furniture by the first makers, was brought to the hammer, who should go in and purchase the lease and furniture of the house but Charles Raggles?†   (source)
  • The peasants have vodka, the educated young people, shut out from activity, waste themselves in impossible dreams and visions and are crippled by theories; Jews have sprung up and are amassing money, and all the rest give themselves up to debauchery.†   (source)
  • I do not doubt that these young American women had amassed, in the education of their early years, that inward strength which they displayed under these circumstances.†   (source)
  • I had a betrothed, Albert, a lovely girl whom I adored, and I was bringing to my betrothed a hundred and fifty louis, painfully amassed by ceaseless toil.†   (source)
  • And I, doctor—you know a man does not arrive at the post I occupy—one has not been king's attorney twenty-five years without having amassed a tolerable number of enemies; mine are numerous.†   (source)
  • When everyone is constantly striving to change his position—when an immense field for competition is thrown open to all—when wealth is amassed or dissipated in the shortest possible space of time amidst the turmoil of democracy, visions of sudden and easy fortunes—of great possessions easily won and lost—of chance, under all its forms—haunt the mind.†   (source)
  • For a museum it truly was, in which clever hands had spared no expense to amass every natural and artistic treasure, displaying them with the helter–skelter picturesqueness that distinguishes a painter's studio.†   (source)
  • I took one last look at the natural wonders and artistic treasures amassed in the museum, this unrivaled collection doomed to perish someday in the depths of the seas, together with its curator.†   (source)
  • "Mercedes," said the count, "I do not say it to blame you, but you made an unnecessary sacrifice in relinquishing the whole of the fortune amassed by M. de Morcerf; half of it at least by right belonged to you, in virtue of your vigilance and economy."†   (source)
  • The mountains of arguments amassed over a year collapsed all at once, and each man now wanted only to catch up on his eating and sleeping, to make up for the time he had so stupidly sacrificed.†   (source)
  • After that, Zeus gave power into the hands of Pylians, and we pursued our enemy through all the great plain, taking many lives, , amassing their fine armor, till we brought our horses to the grainland, Bouprasion.†   (source)
  • But on this point enlighten me: are you removing treasure here amassed for safety abroad, until the war is past?†   (source)
  • …they sailed, and barely escaped their death—
    the ships' crews, that is—
    the rollers smashed their hulls against the rocks.
    But as for the other five with pitch-black prows,
    the wind and current swept them on toward Egypt.
    So Menelaus, amassing a hoard of stores and gold,
    was off cruising his ships to foreign ports of call
    while Aegisthus hatched his vicious work at home.
    Seven years he lorded over Mycenae rich in gold,
    once he'd killed Agamemnon—he ground the people down.
    But…†   (source)
  • …dressed me in cloak and shirt and decent clothes.
    That's where I first got wind of him—Odysseus ….
    The king told me he'd hosted the man in style,
    befriended him on his way home to native land,
    and showed me all the treasure Odysseus had amassed.
    Bronze and gold and plenty of hard wrought iron,
    enough to last a man and ten generations of his heirs—
    so great the wealth stored up for him in the king's vaults!

    But Odysseus, he made clear, was off at Dodona then
    to hear the will…†   (source)
  • …grow horns.
    Three times in the circling year the ewes give birth.
    So no one, neither king nor shepherd could want
    for cheese or mutton, or sweet milk either,
    udders swell for the sucklings round the year.
    But while I roamed those lands, amassing a fortune,
    a stranger killed my brother, blind to the danger, duped blind—
    thanks to the cunning of his cursed, murderous queen!
    So I rule all this wealth with no great joy.
    You must have heard my story from your fathers,
    whoever they…†   (source)
  • A Thesprotian cutter
    chanced to be heading for Dulichion rich in wheat.
    But he showed me all the treasure Odysseus had amassed,
    enough to last a man and ten generations of his heirs—
    so great the wealth stored up for him in the king's vaults!
    But Odysseus, he made clear, was off at Dodona then
    to hear the will of Zeus that rustles forth
    from the god's tall leafy oak: how should he return,
    after all the years away, to his own beloved Ithaca,
    openly or in secret?
    And so the man…†   (source)
  • …shaking javelins,
    mad to kill me—their fighting blood at the boil—
    but their master drove them off.
    He feared the wrath of Zeus, the god of guests,
    the first of the gods to pay back acts of outrage.
    there I lingered for seven years, amassing a fortune
    from all the Egyptian people loading me with gifts.
    Then, at last, when the eighth had come full turn,
    along comes this Phoenician one fine day ….
    a scoundrel, swindler, an old hand at lies
    who'd already done the world a…†   (source)
  • In the course of the next 25 years, however, he seems to have suffered a radical change of mind, for in "The American Spelling Book," published in 1817, he ordained it in /ask/, /last/, /mass/, /aunt/, [Pg095] /grant/, /glass/ and their analogues, and in his 1829 revision he clung to this pronunciation, beside adding /master/, /pastor/, /amass/, /quaff/, /laugh/, /craft/, etc., and even /massive/.†   (source)
  • Given a guarantee equal to the sum sought, the support, by deed of gift and transfer vouchers during donor's lifetime or by bequest after donor's painless extinction, of eminent financiers (Blum Pasha, Rothschild Guggenheim, Hirsch, Montefiore, Morgan, Rockefeller) possessing fortunes in 6 figures, amassed during a successful life, and joining capital with opportunity the thing required was done.†   (source)
  • § 3 /The Verb/—A study of the materials amassed by Charters and Lardner, if it be reinforced by observation of what is heard on the streets every day, will show that the chief grammatical peculiarities of spoken American lie among the verbs and pronouns.†   (source)
  • , twenty pounds, which she had there amassed.†   (source)
  • The immense plunder which this villain had amassed, was buried with him in the sea, and out of the whole only one sheep was saved.†   (source)
  • In fact, the question staggered him; for he had, by selling game, amassed a pretty good sum of money in Mr Western's service, and was afraid that Jones wanted to borrow some small matter of him; but he was presently relieved from his anxiety, by being desired to convey a letter to Sophia, which with great pleasure he promised to do.†   (source)
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