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  • I reached Hannibal in twenty minutes, drove past the glorious Gilded Age courthouse that now held only a chicken-wing place in its basement, and headed past a series of shuttered businesses—ruined community banks and defunct movie houses—toward the river.†   (source)
  • The witness makes reference to a currently defunct statute of the State of Washington which made it illegal at the time of which she speaks for an alien, a noncitizen, to hold title to real estate.†   (source)
  • I point at the defunct circus.†   (source)
  • That's a defunct Columbia Gorge tribe.†   (source)
  • At opposite ends of the field, there were rusty chain-link backstops, the vestiges of a long-defunct Little League baseball program.†   (source)
  • Her one-piece desk-and-chair, rescued from a defunct mission school, and bearing the gouged frustration of many a pupil, faced the wall.†   (source)
  • According to an article that had been published in a now defunct magazine, they were at one point regarded as the most vicious, revenge-driven family east of Raleigh.†   (source)
  • But they're already dead, defunct.†   (source)
  • The awning must have been there back then, already a relic of a defunct store, but Deo said he didn't remember it.†   (source)
  • Repeating the experiment in 1986 (with Mays replacing the defunct Klein's) and again in 1997, they found the use of the socially more acceptable "r" increasing about 1.†   (source)
  • To take on temporarily those necessary functions of the defunct Authority I have asked the General Manager of LuNoHo Company to serve.†   (source)
  • His name actually came off of the nearly defunct TradeHard mailing list.†   (source)
  • No, not truly dead (only one, luscious Maria Hunt, had gone to her Maker), but in effect extinguished, defunct, kaput, so far as each of them concerned my life.†   (source)
  • I tell you you're doomed, defunct, cold dead, and you go right on thinking what you'll do when you get out, wondering how you can get our friend here to let you in on his professional secrets.†   (source)
  • Jimmy's [codename] was Thickney, after a defunct Australian double-jointed bird that used to hang around in cemeteries, and...   (source)
    defunct = having ceased to exist
  • The show is held in a small defunct supermarket, west on Bloor Street.†   (source)
  • The now defunct, along with its command staff, Lair was near Littleton.†   (source)
  • The sea fisheries were defunct several years ago; the few fish they have now are from fish farms, and taste muddy.†   (source)
  • "However," he said, "let it be known that this court is not concerned with any perpetrators of violations against our state's now— blessedly so—defunct Alien Land Law.†   (source)
  • It took him a moment, but then he remembered it: the boring Web interactive with all those defunct animals and plants.†   (source)
  • They send back a report to their homeland: This planet contains many interesting relics of a once-flourishing but now-defunct civilization, which must have been of a superior order.†   (source)
  • The Illuminati are defunct, Mr. Kohler.†   (source)
  • He searched the Web for the HottTotts site, hoping that something familiar would help him to feel less isolated, but it was defunct.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it's a crocodile, escaped from a defunct Cuban handbag farm and working its way north along the shore.†   (source)
  • Not to mention some arm-twisting — Jimmy suspected — on the part of his dad, who'd known the Martha Graham president from their long-defunct mutual summer camp and probably had the dirt on him.†   (source)
  • Also, to set the queasy at ease, it was claimed that none of the defunct pigoons ended up as bacon and sausages: no one would want to eat an animal whose cells might be identical with at least some of their own.†   (source)
  • A snatch of the cradle song recurred, but this time, instead of his mother's face, he saw the scarred face of Alice, who had been his woman in the now-defunct town of Tull.†   (source)
  • Lilburn was the very model of the modern Atlanta suburb: a mostly white, middle- and upper-middle-class enclave that had sprung up around the old town center of a long-defunct railroad stop.†   (source)
  • Throughout his long life his concern for the past, for his family and its lineage, had been both reverent and inspired—a man quite as blissfully content to browse through the correspondence and memorabilia of some long-defunct, dull and distant cousin as is a spellbound Victorian scholar who has stumbled on a drawer full of heretofore unknown obscene love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Browning.†   (source)
  • She would be wearing already the black bonnet with jet sequins; he knew that and a shawl, sitting there in the augmenting and defunctive twilight; she would have even now in her hand or on her lap the reticule with all the keys, entrance closet and cupboard, that the house possessed which she was about to desert for perhaps six hours; and a parasol, an umbrella too, he thought, thinking how she would be impervious to weather and season since although he had not spoken a hundred words…†   (source)
  • In lifeless squares and avenues these tawdry idols lorded it under the lowering sky; stolid monsters that might have personified the rule of immobility imposed on us, or, anyhow, its final aspect, that of a defunct city in which plague, stone, and darkness had effectively silenced every voice.†   (source)
  • At "sole Arabian tree" he started; at "thou shrieking harbinger" he smiled with sudden pleasure; at "every fowl of tyrant wing" the blood rushed up into his cheeks; but at "defunctive music" he turned pale and trembled with an unprecedented emotion.†   (source)
  • He walked fast, in time to it; he seemed to be aware that the group were negroes before he could have seen or heard them at all, before they even came in sight vaguely against the defunctive dust.†   (source)
  • Then Ellen died, the butterfly of a forgotten summer two years defunctive now—the substanceless shell, the shade impervious to any alteration or dissolution because of its very weightlessness: no body to be buried: just the shape, the recollection, translated on some peaceful afternoon without bell or catafalque into that cedar grove, to lie in powder-light paradox beneath the thousand pounds of marble monument which Sutpen (Colonel Sutpen now, since Sartoris had been deposed at the…†   (source)
  • A strange thing has happened to a scion of our defunct aristocracy.†   (source)
  • The family-party of the defunct Pyncheons, we presume, goes off in this wise.†   (source)
  • When Shakespeare's played you hold a chair, And some defunct, moth-eaten star Enchants the mental prig you are….†   (source)
  • There were three courts: one belonging to Harry Haydock, one to the cottages at the lake, and one, a rough field on the outskirts, laid out by a defunct tennis association.†   (source)
  • They thought of all the affection they would have lavished on the defunct if they had known the end was so near.†   (source)
  • His prophecy, I remember, appeared in November or December, 1893, in a long-defunct publication, the Pall Mall Budget, and I recall a caricature of it in a pre-Martian periodical called Punch.†   (source)
  • It was a small, stuffy, defunct room, of mahogany, and deathly enlargements of photographs of departed people done in carbon.†   (source)
  • …and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.†   (source)
  • The first to do so was the now defunct Examiner, which, in the impression bearing date July 15, 1876, entitled one of its articles "The Wessex Labourer," the article turning out to be no dissertation on farming during the Heptarchy, but on the modern peasant of the south-west counties, and his presentation in these stories.†   (source)
  • Matelote, large, plump, redhaired, and noisy, the favorite ex-sultana of the defunct Hucheloup, was homelier than any mythological monster, be it what it may; still, as it becomes the servant to always keep in the rear of the mistress, she was less homely than Mame Hucheloup.†   (source)
  • In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion; leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil.†   (source)
  • The earliest riser, coming forth in the dim twilight, would perceive a vaguely-defined figure aloft on the place of shame; and half-crazed betwixt alarm and curiosity, would go knocking from door to door, summoning all the people to behold the ghost—as he needs must think it—of some defunct transgressor.†   (source)
  • During our expedition to Bethune the husband of my duchess died; so, my dear, the coffer of the defunct holding out its arms to me, I shall marry the widow.†   (source)
  • There is no such unwholesome atmosphere as that of an old home, rendered poisonous by one's defunct forefathers and relatives.†   (source)
  • By the time she appeared before her visitor she had in fact reminded herself that there was once a literary lady at Mrs. Touchett's; the only woman of letters she had ever encountered—that is the only modern one, since she was the daughter of a defunct poetess.†   (source)
  • He had left sundry folios, and certain boxes well stored with botanical specimens and defunct animals, under the good keeping of Ishmael, and it immediately struck his acute mind, that marauders as subtle as the Siouxes would never neglect the opportunity to despoil him of these treasures.†   (source)
  • The mantelpiece cast up a great black shadow, over half of a mouldy old sampler, which her defunct ladyship had worked, no doubt, and over two little family pictures of young lads, one in a college gown, and the other in a red jacket like a soldier.†   (source)
  • To dream of the indefinite prolongation of defunct things, and of the government of men by embalming, to restore dogmas in a bad condition, to regild shrines, to patch up cloisters, to rebless reliquaries, to refurnish superstitions, to revictual fanaticisms, to put new handles on holy water brushes and militarism, to reconstitute monasticism and militarism, to believe in the salvation of society by the multiplication of parasites, to force the past on the present,— this seems strange.†   (source)
  • Her friendship with that defunct British statesman was mentioned when we first introduced her in this history.†   (source)
  • The brother and sister departed, and left Judge Pyncheon sitting in the old home of his forefathers, all by himself; so heavy and lumpish that we can liken him to nothing better than a defunct nightmare, which had perished in the midst of its wickedness, and left its flabby corpse on the breast of the tormented one, to be gotten rid of as it might!†   (source)
  • She had the ransacking of the wardrobes of the two defunct ladies, and cut and hacked their posthumous finery so as to suit her own tastes and figure.†   (source)
  • The skirts of her ancestors' garments have been kissed for centuries; it is a thousand years, they say, since the tartans of the head of the family were embraced by the defunct Duncan's lords and councillors, when the great ancestor of the House became King of Scotland.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER XLI In Which Becky Revisits the Halls of Her Ancestors So the mourning being ready, and Sir Pitt Crawley warned of their arrival, Colonel Crawley and his wife took a couple of places in the same old High-flyer coach by which Rebecca had travelled in the defunct Baronet's company, on her first journey into the world some nine years before.†   (source)
  • From Miss Pinkerton's the indefatigable Mrs. Bute followed the track of Sharp and his daughter back to the lodgings in Greek Street, which the defunct painter had occupied; and where portraits of the landlady in white satin, and of the husband in brass buttons, done by Sharp in lieu of a quarter's rent, still decorated the parlour walls.†   (source)
  • He is a deceased man—defunct in understanding.†   (source)
  • By the time I had gathered my wits sufficiently to wriggle out from under the defunct Harry, Arnold had joined his companion in death, throat neatly cut from ear to ear by the sgian dhu that Jamie carried in his stocking.†   (source)
  • The lane went back toa barred gate, became defunctive in grass,a mere path scarred quietly intonew grass.†   (source)
  • A truce to threnes and trentals and jeremies and all such congenital defunctive music!†   (source)
  • Now I am defunct, the wall of the heart hypertrophied.†   (source)
  • It was then queried whether there were any special desires on the part of the defunct and the reply was: We greet you, friends of earth, who are still in the body.†   (source)
  • It was ascertained that the reference was to Mr Cornelius Kelleher, manager of Messrs H. J. O'Neill's popular funeral establishment, a personal friend of the defunct, who had been responsible for the carrying out of the interment arrangements.†   (source)
  • Of companions now in various manners in different places defunct: Percy Apjohn (killed in action, Modder River), Philip Gilligan (phthisis, Jervis Street hospital), Matthew F. Kane (accidental drowning, Dublin Bay), Philip Moisel (pyemia, Heytesbury street), Michael Hart (phthisis, Mater Misericordiae hospital), Patrick Dignam (apoplexy, Sandymount).†   (source)
  • Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not To please the palate of my appetite; Nor to comply with heat,—the young affects In me defunct,—and proper satisfaction; But to be free and bounteous to her mind: And heaven defend your good souls, that you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me: no, when light-wing'd toys Of feather'd Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and offic'd instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let…†   (source)
  • …fortunate were the times when that most daring knight Don Quixote of La Mancha was sent into the world; for by reason of his having formed a resolution so honourable as that of seeking to revive and restore to the world the long-lost and almost defunct order of knight-errantry, we now enjoy in this age of ours, so poor in light entertainment, not only the charm of his veracious history, but also of the tales and episodes contained in it which are, in a measure, no less pleasing,…†   (source)
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