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  • … May I know what this august organization is called?   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • And now Miss Emily had gone to join the representatives of those august names where they lay in the cedar-bemused cemetery among the ranked and anonymous graves of Union and Confederate soldiers who fell at the battle of Jefferson.   (source)
  • For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.   (source)
  • The conclave which compiles the index of the Roman Catholic Church is the most august, ancient, learned, famous, and authoritative censorship in Europe.   (source)
  • So don't be surprised if not only the Minister of War but also his Most August Majesty the Emperor and King Francis is not much delighted by your victory.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Those august hands no longer moved.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • …pledge of honour; though in many climes, whiteness typifies the majesty of Justice in the ermine of the Judge, and contributes to the daily state of kings and queens drawn by milk-white steeds; though even in the higher mysteries of the most august religions it has been made the symbol of the divine spotlessness and power; by the Persian fire worshippers, the white forked flame being held the holiest on the altar; and in the Greek mythologies, Great Jove himself being made incarnate in…   (source)
    august = majestic
  • A glance at the king after this discreet and subtle exordium, assured Villefort of the benignity of his august auditor, and he went on:— "Sire, I have come as rapidly to Paris as possible, to inform your majesty that I have discovered, in the exercise of my duties, not a commonplace and insignificant plot, such as is every day got up in the lower ranks of the people and in the army, but an actual conspiracy—a storm which menaces no less than your majesty's throne."   (source)
  • Dear brethren, let us tremble before those august portals.   (source)
  • The nuptials of our hero, thus formally approved by his father, were celebrated in the most august of temples, the noble Minster of York.   (source)
  • AUGUST 25, 1776   (source)
    august = the month between July and September
  • AUGUST 27   (source)
  • Of course, I had heard these same sentiments expressed by his lordship on many occasions before, but such was the depth of conviction with which he spoke in this august setting that I could not help but be moved afresh.   (source)
    august = admired or majestic
  • 18 august 1907-seattle As the future Mrs. John Rimbauer (it's the only plausible explanation for this) I was invited to join to-day an elite group of twenty-three women, led by Anna Herr Clise, to address a health care crisis in our great city, namely the lack of a facility to treat crippled and hungry children.   (source)
    august = the month between July and September
  • But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • What do I mean to do with it, august king of Thunes?   (source)
    august = majestic
  • "O my protector!" said Jondrette, "my august benefactor, I melt into tears!"   (source)
  • From that august interview they come out stamped as honest women.   (source)
  • No. Neither that illustrious England nor that august Germany enter into the problem of Waterloo.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • Indeed Raggles thought there was no such palace in all the world, and no such august family.   (source)
  • When the Bishop raised his head again, the face of the conventionary had become august.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • He was her Europe: her emperor: her allied monarchs and august prince regent.   (source)
  • ...the reigning family, the august blood of our kings;   (source)
  • It is as august in rags as in fleurs de lys.   (source)
  • It is through science that it will realize that august vision of the poets, the socially beautiful.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • This was a touching and august instant, all heads uncovered, all hearts beat high.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Nothing is so delightful and so august as all these fresh, expanding young souls.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • This aged man is august in the eyes of his country.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • That which had been merely illustrious, had become august.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • They were worthy, but they were not august.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • The middle-aged man turned out to be a prodigious personage—no less a one than the county judge—altogether the most august creation these children had ever looked upon—and they wondered what kind of material he was made of—and they half wanted to hear him roar, and were half afraid he might, too.   (source)
  • But if a doubt remained in any mind that Tom Canty was not the King of England and familiar with the august appurtenances of royalty, this reply disposed of it utterly.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • But though he firmly believed himself to be King of Naples and pitied the grief felt by the subjects he was abandoning, latterly, after he had been ordered to return to military service—and especially since his last interview with Napoleon in Danzig, when his august brother-in-law had told him: "I made you King that you should reign in my way, but not in yours!"   (source)
  • I made a very proper epithalamium for Mademoiselle of Flanders and Monseigneur the very august Dauphin.   (source)
  • Once, when his royal 'sister,' the grimly holy Lady Mary, set herself to reason with him against the wisdom of his course in pardoning so many people who would otherwise be jailed, or hanged, or burned, and reminded him that their august late father's prisons had sometimes contained as high as sixty thousand convicts at one time, and that during his admirable reign he had delivered seventy-two thousand thieves and robbers over to death by the executioner,{9}the boy was filled with…   (source)
  • Anna Pavlovna's "At Home" was like the former one, only the novelty she offered her guests this time was not Mortemart, but a diplomatist fresh from Berlin with the very latest details of the Emperor Alexander's visit to Potsdam, and of how the two august friends had pledged themselves in an indissoluble alliance to uphold the cause of justice against the enemy of the human race.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Sire, you are an august and, very puissant monarch; have pity on a poor man who is honest, and who would find it more difficult to stir up a revolt than a cake of ice would to give out a spark!   (source)
  • Anna Pavlovna received Pierre with a shade of melancholy, evidently relating to the young man's recent loss by the death of Count Bezukhov (everyone constantly considered it a duty to assure Pierre that he was greatly afflicted by the death of the father he had hardly known), and her melancholy was just like the august melancholy she showed at the mention of her most august Majesty the Empress Marya Fedorovna.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • He was handsome; he, that orphan, that foundling, that outcast, he felt himself august and strong, he gazed in the face of that society from which he was banished, and in which he had so powerfully intervened, of that human justice from which he had wrenched its prey, of all those tigers whose jaws were forced to remain empty, of those policemen, those judges, those executioners, of all that force of the king which he, the meanest of creatures, had just broken, with the force of God.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.   (source)
  • And so having easily won the daughter's good-will, the indefatigable little woman bent herself to conciliate the august Lady Southdown.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • I declare I swell with pride as these august names are transcribed by my pen, and I think in what brilliant company my dear Becky is moving.   (source)
  • He had won money of the most august personages of the realm: he had won his marquisate, it was said, at the gaming-table; but he did not like an allusion to those bygone fredaines.   (source)
  • George, who had been delayed behind, rode up almost immediately with Dobbin, and they touched their caps to the august personages, among whom Osborne at once perceived Mrs. Crawley.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • His sensibility, his attachment to the illustrious House of Bourbon, with which he claimed an alliance, were such that he could not survive the misfortunes of his august kinsmen.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • He wrote off to Chutney at the Club to say that the Service was highly appreciated in Germany, that he was going to show his friend, the Count de Schlusselback, how to stick a pig in the Indian fashion, and that his august friends, the Duke and Duchess, were everything that was kind and civil.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Yesterday he was heard to speak lightly of Her Royal Highness Madame the Duchess of Berri; on a former occasion he insulted the heroic Duke of Angouleme and dared to insinuate that H.R.H. the Duke of Orleans was conspiring against the august throne of the lilies.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • Such, indeed, was the fact; and so it is that the French Emperor comes in to perform a part in this domestic comedy of Vanity Fair which we are now playing, and which would never have been enacted without the intervention of this august mute personage.   (source)
  • All the most august, the most sublime, the most charming of humanity, and perhaps outside of humanity, have made puns.   (source)
  • Having thus let his friend know his claims to be a man of fashion, Osborne parted from Rawdon, who followed the august squadron down an alley into which they cantered, while George and Dobbin resumed their places, one on each side of Amelia's carriage.   (source)
  • Beefeaters were before the august box; the Marquis of Steyne (Lord of the Powder Closet) and other great officers of state were behind the chair on which he sat, HE sat—florid of face, portly of person, covered with orders, and in a rich curling head of hair—how we sang God save him!   (source)
    august = majestic
  • There was something almost divine in this man, who was thus august, without being himself aware of it.   (source)
  • Bareacres, Johnes of Helvellyn! and Caerylon of Camelot! we may be sure that Becky and Briggs looked out those august names in the Peerage, and followed the noble races up through all the ramifications of the family tree.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • The flower-beds accepted the legitimate royalty of the lilies; the most august of perfumes is that which emanates from whiteness.   (source)
  • The dawning day gilded this happy thing, the great law, "Multiply," lay there smiling and august, and that sweet mystery unfolded in the glory of the morning.   (source)
  • Ah, what a high and noble appreciation of Gentlewomanhood there must have been in Vanity Fair, when that revered and august being was invested, by the universal acclaim of the refined and educated portion of this empire, with the title of Premier Gentilhomme of his Kingdom.   (source)
  • Loyal respect and decency tell even the imagination not to look too keenly and audaciously about the sacred audience-chamber, but to back away rapidly, silently, and respectfully, making profound bows out of the August Presence.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • At the beginning of this century Ecouen was one of those strict and graceful places where young girls pass their childhood in a shadow that is almost august.   (source)
  • The august jobbers assembled at Vienna, and carving out the kingdoms of Europe according to their wisdom, had such causes of quarrel among themselves as might have set the armies which had overcome Napoleon to fight against each other, but for the return of the object of unanimous hatred and fear.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • …and from all this there was disengaged an austere and august impression, for one there felt that grand human thing which is called the law, and that grand divine thing which is called justice.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Emmy, too, was presented to the august family, and as mourning is not admitted in Court on certain days, she appeared in a pink crape dress with a diamond ornament in the corsage, presented to her by her brother, and she looked so pretty in this costume that the Duke and Court (putting out of the question the Major, who had scarcely ever seen her before in an evening dress, and vowed that she did not look five-and-twenty) all admired her excessively.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • , and of the Committee of Public Safety, having his spots, no doubt, his faults, his crimes even, being a man, that is to say; but august in his faults, brilliant in his spots, powerful in his crime.   (source)
  • If you could have seen the spite of a certain stupid Miladi Bareacres (whose eagle-beak and toque and feathers may be seen peering over the heads of all assemblies) when Madame, the Duchess of Angouleme, the august daughter and companion of kings, desired especially to be presented to Mrs. Crawley, as your dear daughter and protegee, and thanked her in the name of France, for all your benevolence towards our unfortunates during their exile!   (source)
  • …a heart like that of the Bishop of D——, ought not perhaps to have failed to recognize the august and touching features presented by the embrace of a great nation and a great man on the brink of the abyss.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • The German ladies, never particularly squeamish as regards morals, especially in English people, were delighted with the cleverness and wit of Mrs. Osborne's charming friend, and though she did not ask to go to Court, yet the most august and Transparent Personages there heard of her fascinations and were quite curious to know her.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • Without being in the least in the world what is called Voltairian or a philosopher, or incredulous, being, on the contrary, respectful by instinct, towards the established church, he knew it only as an august fragment of the social whole; order was his dogma, and sufficed for him; ever since he had attained to man's estate and the rank of a functionary, he had centred nearly all his religion in the police.   (source)
  • —we have never been able to think without a sort of tender and religious terror, without a sort of pity, that is full of envy, of those devoted, trembling and trusting creatures, of these humble and august souls, who dare to dwell on the very brink of the mystery, waiting between the world which is closed and heaven which is not yet open...   (source)
  • However that may be, even when fallen, above all when fallen, these men, who at every point of the universe, with their eyes fixed on France, are striving for the grand work with the inflexible logic of the ideal, are august; they give their life a free offering to progress; they accomplish the will of providence; they perform a religious act.   (source)
  • But if one remained near him for a few hours, and beheld him in the least degree pensive, the fine man became gradually transfigured, and took on some imposing quality, I know not what; his broad and serious brow, rendered august by his white locks, became august also by virtue of meditation; majesty radiated from his goodness, though his goodness ceased not to be radiant; one experienced something of the emotion which one would feel on beholding a smiling angel slowly unfold his…   (source)
    august = majestic
  • The flower-beds of Saint-Cloud perfumed the air; the breath of the Seine rustled the leaves vaguely; the branches gesticulated in the wind, bees pillaged the jasmines; a whole bohemia of butterflies swooped down upon the yarrow, the clover, and the sterile oats; in the august park of the King of France there was a pack of vagabonds, the birds.   (source)
  • For several seconds, Jean Valjean was irresistibly overcome by that august and caressing serenity; such moments of oblivion do come to men; suffering refrains from harassing the unhappy wretch; everything is eclipsed in the thoughts; peace broods over the dreamer like night; and, beneath the twilight which beams and in imitation of the sky which is illuminated, the soul becomes studded with stars.   (source)
    august = exalted (majestic or greatly admired)
  • Paris, that model city, that patron of well-arranged capitals, of which every nation strives to possess a copy, that metropolis of the ideal, that august country of the initiative, of impulse and of effort, that centre and that dwelling of minds, that nation-city, that hive of the future, that marvellous combination of Babylon and Corinth, would make a peasant of the Fo-Kian shrug his shoulders, from the point of view which we have just indicated.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • Marius reeled in utter horror, the very ruffians shuddered, hardly a muscle of the old man's face contracted, and while the red-hot iron sank into the smoking wound, impassive and almost august, he fixed on Thenardier his beautiful glance, in which there was no hatred, and where suffering vanished in serene majesty.   (source)
    august = majestic
  • Her Augustness Izanami, last of all, came out herself.†   (source)
  • Drawing the ten-grasp saber that was augustly girded on him, he fled, brandishing this behind him.†   (source)
  • Izanagi answered: "My lovely younger sister, Thine Augustness!†   (source)
  • Izanami said: "My lovely elder brother, Thine Augustness!†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, as I am overpowered by the honor of the entry here of Thine Augustness, my lovely elder brother, I wish to return.†   (source)
  • She met him at the door to the lower world, and he said to her: "Thine Augustness,my lovely younger sister!†   (source)
  • Then Uzume spoke, saying: "We rejoice and are glad because there is a deity more illustrious than Thine Augustness."†   (source)
  • And so we both confided, trading parting words,
    and there slowly came a grand array of women,
    all sent before me now by august Persephone,
    and all were wives and daughters once of princes.   (source)
    august = greatly admired
  • And that these two bodies made up the most august assembly in Europe; to whom, in conjunction with the prince, the whole legislature is committed.   (source)
  • But as I was out of all fear of being ill-treated under the protection of so great and good an empress, the ornament of nature, the darling of the world, the delight of her subjects, the phoenix of the creation, so I hoped my late master's apprehensions would appear to be groundless; for I already found my spirits revive, by the influence of her most august presence.   (source)
    august = majestic
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  • IN LATE AUGUST, on our last night in Cambridge, there was a final dinner in the great hall.†   (source)
  • MAX VANDENBURG, AUGUST 1943†   (source)
  • IN LATE AUGUST, I was washing clothes in the tin pan in the living room when I heard someone coming up the stairs singing.†   (source)
  • AUGUST?†   (source)
  • ON AUGUST 22, PHIL AND FRED GARRETT SAT IN THE Rokuroshi POW camp, wondering what was happening.†   (source)
  • august 31, 2012 11:20 a.m.†   (source)
  • august 1986†   (source)
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  • MONDAY AUGUST 29 Zeitoun woke late.†   (source)
  • AMY ELLIOTT DUNNE — AUGUST 23, 2010 —DIARY ENTRY-†   (source)
  • ON A STICKY AUGUST EVENING two weeks before her due date, Ashima Ganguli stands in the kitchen of a Central Square apartment, combining Rice Krispies and Planters peanuts and chopped red onion in a bowl.†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • AUGUST 27, 1993†   (source)
  • ONE MORNING IN AUGUST 1886, as heat rose from the streets with the intensity of a child's fever, a man calling himself H. H. Holmes walked into one of Chicago's train stations.†   (source)
  • His august head of a tormented emperor had acquired a strange air of grandeur.†   (source)
  • He seemed very modest, and few could have guessed that one day they would see him wrapped in an emperor's cape with his arms raised to hush the crowds that had been trucked in to acclaim him, his august mustache trembling with vanity as he inaugurated the monument to the Four Swords, from whose heights an eternal torch would illuminate the nation's destiny—except that, owing to an error by the foreign technicians, no flame would ever rise there, only a thick cloud of kitchen smoke that floated in the sky like a perennial storm from some other climate.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 22, 2002†   (source)
  • 1993 AUGUST   (source)
  • There was a truck parked in front of it, so you could see only the last part: AVAILABLE AUGUST 8TH.†   (source)
  • ~~~SECTION BREAK~~~ 1 9:05 P.M., AUGUST 9, 1972.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 2, 1943†   (source)
  • AUGUST 14, 1964 The charismatic black stood outside the church talking to the crowd.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 24, 1979†   (source)
  • ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 21, 1776, a terrifying storm broke over New York, a storm as vicious as any in living memory, and for those who saw omens in such unleashed fury from the elements—those familiar with the writings of the Roman historian Livy, say, or the plays of Shakespeare, of whom there were many—a night so violent seemed filled with portent.†   (source)
  • He peeked out at Major — de Coverley for hours and marveled that someone so august had nothing more important to do.†   (source)
  • The boys trooped in, the Senate stood in recess, and its august members rose and applauded, then lined up and jostled like so many Cub Scouts to meet John, Rene, and Ira.†   (source)
  • IN MEADVILLE, AUGUST DECIDES that tonight is the night.†   (source)
  • IN LATE AUGUST 2010, Oscar returned to the United States after a year in Mexico.†   (source)
  • But for one thing, I'm freezing—how can it be this cold in AUGUST?†   (source)
  • His august persona-as in Caesar Augustus-should be trashed.†   (source)
  • But in that same year in which the Tisroc (may he live for ever) began his august and beneficent reign, on a night when the moon was at her full, it pleased the gods to deprive me of my sleep.†   (source)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, AUGUST 5, 1957 — A crowd of more than three thousand, were in attendance at Bear Park for the Little League Tournament today.†   (source)
  • monday august 24th 5:00 p.m.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 2 11:00 A.M.†   (source)
  • He admired the columned buildings, august even in the rain.†   (source)
  • It was an august time, those first years of the war, and everyone to the man was supremely hopeful of a swift and glorious end to the fighting.†   (source)
  • It might have been the first finger thrown in the august confines of that room.†   (source)
  • He had moved into man's august world of battle and violence, from which she was barred.†   (source)
  • Several dozen people stood in a shifting line before the Temple of Varuna, most stern and august of all the deities.†   (source)
    The sun, keeping its promise without deception,
    Had penetrated early in the morning,
    Tracing a saffron streak obliquely
    From the window curtains to the divan.†   (source)
  • Without consulting his senior colleagues, he proposed—only forty-eight hours after he had become a member of that august legislative body—that the Republican (Jeffersonian or Democratic) party be given proportional representation on the Governor's council.†   (source)
  • sunday august 23rd — my bedroom — raining — 10:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • Saturday, august 25, 2012 11:50 p.m.†   (source)
  • Wednesday, august 29, 2012 6:15 a.m.†   (source)
  • Monday, august 27, 2012 3:55 p.m.†   (source)
  • Tuesday, august 29, 2012 6:15 a.m.†   (source)
  • Tuesday, august 29, 2012 7:55 a.m.†   (source)
  • Friday, august 31, 2012 4:50 p.m.†   (source)
  • Monday, august 27, 2012 5:25 p.m.†   (source)
  • Monday, august 27, 2012 7:15 a.m.†   (source)
  • Monday, august 27, 2012 7:10 p.m.†   (source)
  • wednesday august 26th 11:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • thursday august 27th 11:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • saturday august 29th 10:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • friday august 28th 11:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • sunday august 30th 11:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • tuesday august 25th 9:00 a.m.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 10, 1944 — LODA FOREST, EASTERN POLAND†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 10 — AUGUST 24, 7:00 A.M. — THE MOUNTAIN VESUVIUS†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 1 — AUGUST 24, AD 79 — 1:00 P.M. — THE CITY OF POMPEII, THE ROMAN EMPIRE†   (source)
  • WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 Zeitoun woke with the sun and crawled out of his tent.†   (source)
  • AMY ELLIOTT DUNNE — AUGUST 17, 2011 —DIARY ENTRY-†   (source)
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 30 Zeitoun opened his eyes again.†   (source)
  • SATURDAY AUGUST 27 Zeitoun and Kathy woke late, after eight.†   (source)
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 30 Zeitoun woke up late again.†   (source)
  • SUNDAY AUGUST 28 Kathy woke before dawn and turned on the TV.†   (source)
  • All over town, posters went up that read:DEL MAR, AUGUST 12, 1938, SEABISCUIT VS. LIGAROTI.†   (source)
  • The gate swung back for the august taipan in the august limousine.†   (source)
  • When the august taipan wished to see him, a man would come out to find him.†   (source)
  • Then maybe you should go back to the States so you won't have to put up with my august presence.†   (source)
  • MARLENA AND AUGUST are arguing so loudly I can hear them twenty yards off.†   (source)
  • BY AUGUST he'd moved nine times, in a spiral away from his Chinese friends.†   (source)
  • Or else, like Callie (drawing her head up to convey august victimhood), "We've had a family tragedy.†   (source)
  • Was such an august leader of the Central Committee also one of the corrupted?†   (source)
  • "AUGUST," I SAY, standing beside the bed and shaking his shoulder.†   (source)
  • AUGUST IS NOT the only one consumed by thoughts of Marlena.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Brown nearly blanched when she saw this august group emerge from the car.†   (source)
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012 AFTERNOON†   (source)
  • IN THE PREDAWN DARKNESS OF AUGUST 26, 1929, IN THE back bedroom of a small house in Torrance, California, a twelve-year-old boy sat up in bed, listening.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 28, 1993†   (source)
  • The children would remember for the rest of their lives the august solemnity with which their father, devastated by his prolonged vigil and by the wrath of his imagination, revealed his discovery to them: "The earth is round, like an orange."†   (source)
  • AUGUST?†   (source)
  • AUGUST 31, 1993†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 EARLY MORNING†   (source)
  • In the dim light, he saw words carved into the wall: NINE MARINES MAROONED ON MAKIN ISLAND, AUGUST 18, 1942...Below that were names: Robert Allard, Dallas Cook, Richard Davis, Joseph Gifford, John Kerns, Alden Mattison, Richard Olbert, William Pallesen, and Donald Roberton.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 30, 1993†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 EARLY MORNING†   (source)
  • AUGUST 29, 1993†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 EARLY MORNING†   (source)
  • AUGUST 8, 1993†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 EARLY MORNING†   (source)
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 EARLY MORNING†   (source)
  • FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2005 On moonless nights the men and boys of Jableh, a dusty fishing town on the coast of Syria, would gather their lanterns and set out in their quietest boats.†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 AFTERNOON†   (source)
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 EVENING†   (source)
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013 EVENING†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 AFTERNOON†   (source)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 EVENING†   (source)
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013 MORNING†   (source)
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012 MORNING†   (source)
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  • ON AUGUST 2, 1779, a clear summer day with the blue waters of Boston sparkling in sunshine, the two Adamses and their servant were rowed from the Sensible to a point on the Braintree shore not far from where, under such different conditions, their adventures had begun.†   (source)
  • AUGUST Come on!†   (source)
  • AUGUST 11, 2003†   (source)
  • AUGUST 21, 2003†   (source)
  • But you cannot and you will not order us around as if we were inferior beings in your august presence.†   (source)
  • AUGUST 28, 1963 WASHINGTON, D.C. AFTERNOON "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation," begins Martin Luther King Jr. His words are scripted.†   (source)
  • One you've never heard of, funded privately a few years ago by wealthy close friends of the august 'wealthy' general.†   (source)
  • AUGUST LEADS ME BACK through the men's bunk cars until we're standing on a small platform facing the back of a stock car.†   (source)
  • The door of the infirmary burst open, which was to say it was not opened so much as it was invaded, submitting to the august presence of the KGB commissar from the flat in Slavyansky.†   (source)
  • The teachers see him only on those august occasions when they need to be reminded of the nobility of their calling.†   (source)
  • The five illiterates who were served to me like hors d'oeuvres at the beginning of the year would still qualify for membership in that august classification.†   (source)
  • Huang Ti, the "Yellow Emperor" (r. 2697-2597 B.c.), was the third of the august Three.†   (source)
  • august IN A MOVIE IT MIGHT have ended there.†   (source)
  • I, too, should doubtless have failed, but, having failed, I might perhaps have slipped into a less august academic life elsewhere.†   (source)
  • I said their journeys should have an end in view; they should earn their two pound ten a week at the command of an august master; some hand, some robe, should fold us about in the evening.†   (source)
  • At this point Father Paneloux evoked the august figure of Bishop Belzunce during the Marseille plague.†   (source)
  • For days there hung about her, as after a dream some subtle change is felt in the person one has dreamt of, more vividly than anything she said, the sound of murmuring and, as she sat in the wicker arm-chair in the drawing-room window she wore, to Lily's eyes, an august shape; the shape of a dome.†   (source)
  • TOSHIKO SASAKI IN AUGUST 1946, Toshiko Sasaki was slowly pulling out of the ordeal of pain and low spirits she had undergone during the year since the bombing.†   (source)
  • I closed the door behind me, shutting out the bondieuserie, the low ceiling, the chintz, the lambskin bindings, the views of Florence, the bowls of hyacinth and potpourri, the petit-point, the intimate feminine, modern world and was back under the coved and coffered roof, the columns and entablature of the central hall, in the august, masculine atmosphere of a better age.†   (source)
  • The mirror, reflecting the goddess and drawing her forth from the august repose of her divine nonmanifestation, is symbolic of the world, the field of the reflected image.†   (source)
  • He turned from the sight of human ignorance and human fate and the sea eating the ground we stand on, which, had he been able to contemplate it fixedly might have led to something; and found consolation in trifles so slight compared with the august theme just now before him that he was disposed to slur that comfort over, to deprecate it, as if to be caught happy in a world of misery was for an honest man the most despicable of crimes.†   (source)
  • He broke off one of the end-teeth of the comb that was stuck in the august left bunch of his hair, and, lighting it as a little torch, he went in and looked.†   (source)
  • And the shimenawa, the august rope of straw that was stretched behind the goddess when she reappeared, symbolizes the graciousness of the miracle of the light's return.†   (source)
  • The sun may now retreat, for a time, every night—as does life itself, in refreshing sleep; but by the august shimenawa she is prevented from disappearing permanently.†   (source)
  • A powerful god took her august hand and drew her out; whereupon another stretched a rope of straw (called the shimenawa) behind her, across the entrance, saying: "Thou must not go back further in than this!"†   (source)
  • When he had seen more than he could bear, he lost his innocence of death but, with his august will to live, drew up as a mighty rock that protecting veil which we all have held, ever since, between our eyes and the grave.†   (source)
  • The function of reverence in Shinto is to honur that Deity in all things; the function of purity to sustain Its manifestation in oneself—following the august model of the divine self-worship of the goddess Amaterasu.†   (source)
  • As a final insult, he broke a hole in the top of her weaving-hall and let fall through it a "heavenly piebald horse which he had flayed with a backward flaying," at sight of which all the ladies of the goddess, who were busily weaving the august garments of the deities, were so much alarmed that they died of fear.†   (source)
  • The rest were silent during the august colloquy.†   (source)
    AUGUST NAAB appeared on the path leading from his fields.†   (source)
  • XV LATE IN AUGUST the Cutters went to Omaha for a few days, leaving Antonia in charge of the house.†   (source)
  • It gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence.†   (source)
  • Beyond a doubt, the august words of the Florentine refer to the Verdurins!†   (source)
  • She calls "Come" through her hundred mouths, through objects ridiculous and august.†   (source)
  • They sought even more thoroughly than the august heirs had done, but it was fruitless.†   (source)
  • Ah, yes, but could so fantastic a pauper get admission to the august presence of a monarch?†   (source)
  • to Ligeia, the beloved, the august, the beautiful, the entombed.†   (source)
  • 59 — WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH AUGUST 23, 1628†   (source)
  • Before the show breaks up she would like to drop the august title of the Eternal Woman, and go there as her transitory self.†   (source)
  • CYRANO (growing whiter and whiter): Saturday The nineteenth: having eaten to excess Of pear-conserve, the King felt feverish; The lancet quelled this treasonable revolt, And the august pulse beats at normal pace.†   (source)
  • Agreeable as their expression was, the young man was shocked that they should reflect so unseemly a picture of the august tribunal before which, at that very moment, her case was being tried.†   (source)
  • And all about that neighbourhood, even from the august London and Country Banking Company, from the tills of shops and inns—doors standing that sunny weather entirely open—money had been quietly and dexterously making off that day in handfuls and rouleaux, floating quietly along by walls and shady places, dodging quickly from the approaching eyes of men.†   (source)
  • The imagery through which the nature and kinship of the Three Persons of the Trinity were darkly shadowed forth in the books of devotion which he read—the Father contemplating from all eternity as in a mirror His Divine Perfections and thereby begetting eternally the Eternal Son and the Holy Spirit proceeding out of Father and Son from all eternity—were easier of acceptance by his mind by reason of their august incomprehensibility than was the simple fact that God had loved his soul from all eternity, for ages before he had been born into the world, for ages before the world itself had existed.†   (source)
  • So, as the solitary traveller advances down the village street where the women stand knitting and the men dig in the garden, the evening seems ominous; the figures still; as if some august fate, known to them, awaited without fear, were about to sweep them into complete annihilation.†   (source)
  • The august and mellow University, soaked with the richness of the western counties that it has served for a thousand years, appealed at once to the boy's taste; it was the kind of thing he could understand, and he understood it all the better because it was empty.†   (source)
  • How can you look round at these august hills, look up at this divine sky, taste this finely tempered air, and then talk like a literary hack on a second floor in Bloomsbury?†   (source)
  • AND SO AUGUST BEGAN, and among its first days, slipping past it without incident, was the anniversary of our hero's arrival up here.†   (source)
  • In magnificent solitude he marched toward the house, while Hugh bewailed his sin and the overclouding of august favor.†   (source)
  • He declared that she was congenitally incapable of forming a single letter worthy of the least of Milton's words; but she persisted; and again he suddenly threw himself into the task of teaching her with a combination of stormy intensity, concentrated patience, and occasional bursts of interesting disquisition on the beauty and nobility, the august mission and destiny, of human handwriting.†   (source)
  • She had sent one courier with a respectful letter of excuse to His Royal Highness, begging for a postponement of the august visit on account of pressing and urgent business, and another on ahead to bespeak a fresh relay of horses at Faversham.†   (source)
  • The august person who employs me wishes his agent to be unknown to you, and I may confess at once that the title by which I have just called myself is not exactly my own.†   (source)
  • I know you don't think much of that august body, but it does represent success here in a general way.†   (source)
  • But, in the midst of that tumult—he says that it came suddenly into his head whilst he was in the witness-box—in the midst of those august ceremonies of the law there came suddenly into his mind the recollection of the softness of the girl's body as he had pressed her to him.†   (source)
  • The immense accretion of flesh which had descended on her in middle life like a flood of lava on a doomed city had changed her from a plump active little woman with a neatly-turned foot and ankle into something as vast and august as a natural phenomenon.†   (source)
    AUGUST NAAB hoped that Mescal might have returned in his absence; but to Hare such hope was vain.†   (source)
  • She spoke of the scenery, quiet, yet august; of the snow-clad fields, with their scampering herds of deer; of the river and its quaint entrance into the Baltic Sea; of the Oderberge, only three hundred feet high, from which one slid all too quickly back into the Pomeranian plains, and yet these Oderberge were real mountains, with pine-forests, streams, and views complete.†   (source)
  • We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs for ever, but in the august light of abiding memories.†   (source)
  • Men yearn for poetry though they may not confess it; they desire that joy shall be graceful and sorrow august and infinity have a form, and India fails to accommodate them.†   (source)
    AUGUST NAAB'S oasis was an oval valley, level as a floor, green with leaf and white with blossom, enclosed by a circle of colossal cliffs of vivid vermilion hue.†   (source)
  • This august hump, if I mistake not, rises over one of the larger vertebrae, and is, therefore, in some sort, the outer convex mould of it.†   (source)
  • The house had a name and a history; the old gentleman taking his tea would have been delighted to tell you these things: how it had been built under Edward the Sixth, had offered a night's hospitality to the great Elizabeth (whose august person had extended itself upon a huge, magnificent and terribly angular bed which still formed the principal honour of the sleeping apartments), had been a good deal bruised and defaced in Cromwell's wars, and then, under the Restoration, repaired and much enlarged; and how, finally, after having been remodelled and disfigured in the eighteent†   (source)
  • This was an extensive and magnificent structure, the creation of the prince's own eccentric yet august taste.†   (source)
  • In front of them was the Square, containing a considerable quantity of inexpensive vegetation, enclosed by a wooden paling, which increased its rural and accessible appearance; and round the corner was the more august precinct of the Fifth Avenue, taking its origin at this point with a spacious and confident air which already marked it for high destinies.†   (source)
  • M. de Bellegarde then presented his prospective brother-in-law to some twenty other persons of both sexes, selected apparently for their typically august character.†   (source)
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 18.†   (source)
  • This same shop-door had been a subject of no slight mortification to the present occupant of the august Pyncheon House, as well as to some of her predecessors.†   (source)
  • The war is over, and Mr. March safely at home, busy with his books and the small parish which found in him a minister by nature as by grace, a quiet, studious man, rich in the wisdom that is better than learning, the charity which calls all mankind 'brother', the piety that blossoms into character, making it august and lovely.†   (source)
  • Recall the august yet harmonious lineaments, the Grecian neck and bust; let the round and dazzling arm be visible, and the delicate hand; omit neither diamond ring nor gold bracelet; portray faithfully the attire, aerial lace and glistening satin, graceful scarf and golden rose; call it 'Blanche, an accomplished lady of rank.'†   (source)
  • William passed his hand across his eyes, and murmured with august satisfaction, 'Blessings on your attachment, my poor dear fellow!'†   (source)
  • But this august dignity I treat of, is not the dignity of kings and robes, but that abounding dignity which has no robed investiture.†   (source)
  • "Madame," replied Bonacieux, "your august mistress is a perfidious Spaniard, and what the cardinal does is well done."†   (source)
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  • I AWOKE ONE MORNING in August to find Tyler packing his clothes, books and CDs into boxes.   (source)
    August = the month that falls between July and September
  • August was late for mushrooms, but Cypress Cove was cool and moist, so perhaps she could find the rare species again.   (source)
    August = the month between July and September
  • At the end of August and summer, they found one pfennig on the ground.   (source)
    August = the month that falls between July and September
  • Birmingham, August 2013   (source)
  • So, kids, this is August.   (source)
    August = a name
  • Every year in August, I saw the grapes laid down on the ground to make raisins the same way they've been made for generations.   (source)
    August = the month that falls between July and September
  • August 1998, that was.   (source)
  • In August, Dad called to go over my course selection for the fall semester.   (source)
  • By August 19, he was dead.   (source)
  • After the August 22.   (source)
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  • In Montana, you know, the first snow usually comes in August.   (source)
  • On the second day of the month of August, after the supper dishes were washed up, and the Hail Marys had been done, August said, No more moping tonight, we're going to watch Ed Sullivan.   (source)
  • For the first time, I believed we were going to make it to Lewiston by the next day, the twentieth of August, my mother's birthday.   (source)
  • "Ours been goin' since the end of August."   (source)
  • The Toronto Star, August 25, 1975   (source)
  • Translator's Note: This refers to the August 1967 editorial in Red Flag magazine (an important source of propaganda during the Cultural Revolution), which advocated for "pulling out the handful [of counter-revolutionaries] within the army."   (source)
  • It was in August 1913.   (source)
  • But I continued, and in August 2009, after one year and eleven months at Ohio State, I graduated with a double major, summa cum laude.   (source)
  • Berlin, 6 August 1914.   (source)
  • But I'll let him speak for himself: Misty and I were married in August 1980, and by the time we had been together for three months, there was only one word on her lips: baby.   (source)
  • A new trial date was scheduled for August 1988.   (source)
  • School started in August.   (source)
  • The thirteenth of August.   (source)
  • CHAPTER ONE — August 16th, 1793.   (source)
  • August 25, 1991.   (source)
  • Our records show that Mr. Nesbitt applied for a license to have a gun on the premises in August of 1989.   (source)
  • Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist's office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system.   (source)
  • Then come August, it really heats up.   (source)
    August = the month between July and September
  • 12 August 1944   (source)
    August = the month that falls between July and September
  • Supposedly, it would take six months at the least and eight or nine at the most to complete all the buildings, but the plan was to move the first ten sows into gestation stalls by the beginning of August.   (source)
  • Wednesday, August 23   (source)
  • August 1962 .   (source)
  • Just before the Heine place on Mill Run Road there was a turnout where in August the sheriff had picked blackberries.   (source)
  • How about August 9, 1974?   (source)
  • I thought mad dogs foamed at the mouth, galloped, leaped and lunged at throats, and I thought they did it in August.   (source)
  • For an instant Langdon relived his moment of unexpected revelation: August 16.   (source)
  • It was a hot day in August.   (source)
  • Kirsti's birthday was late in August.   (source)
  • You get this in your teacher handbook every year in August, correct?   (source)
  • A French examination was announced for one Friday late in August.   (source)
  • August 1, 296 NE.   (source)
  • Monday, August 27, 2012 1:47 p.m.   (source)
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2001 -- PORT JACKSON, NEW YORK -- 10:00 A.M.   (source)
  • "They came with the wind that blows in August…" This line came to me in a dream.   (source)
  • They spent hours together talking about their dreams—his of seeing the world, hers of being an artist—and on a humid night in August, they both lost their virginity.   (source)
  • Toronto, August 2000   (source)
  • But I'll be eleven in August, next month.   (source)
  • Football tryouts are in August.   (source)
  • They reached Narewka in August 1941.   (source)
  • Do you deny that on a certain day in August last, on passing the pasture of Goodman Whittlesley you cast a spell upon his cattle so that they were rooted to the ground where they stood and refused to answer his call or to give any milk on that evening?   (source)
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