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  • He saw everything with perfect clarity , three groups all hellbent for Misery in the crenellated passages behind the idol's forehead, two wanting to kill her, the third , consisting of Ian, Geoffrey, and Hezekiah , trying to save her …. while below, the village of the Bourkas burned and the survivors massed at the one point of egress , the idol's left ear , to massacre anyone who happened to stagger out alive.†   (source)
  • Had he known that he was about to enter a tunnel whose only egress was his own annihilation, would he have turned away?†   (source)
  • Bus service was erratic and seemed to go nowhere, but the Federal Government had forced a highway or two through the swamps, thus giving the citizens an opportunity for free egress.†   (source)
  • "The multitude, washed or unwashed, always has free egress and ingress" into the White House, an astonished visitor wrote earlier in Lincoln's presidency.†   (source)
  • He did require a means of secret egress, should he ever be trapped by his enemies, but that door does not connect with any other passages.†   (source)
  • I lay in the sun and was happy and my only luxury was a deposit box with American Egress and the Paris edition of the N.Y. Herald Tribune and The Star's & Stripes.†   (source)
  • Vishnu was not pleased, later being quoted as having said that the City should not have been defiled with blood, and that wherever chaos finds egress, it will one day return.†   (source)
  • It's meant to be 'Egress,' with two s's.   (source)
  • When I'm driving, I'll keep the bedroom folded up near the airlock, ready for emergency egress.   (source)
  • Then I stow the bedroom and go back to the airlock for a normal egress to Mars.   (source)
  • "If you add an s to this word, right where this tear in the paper is, you get 'Egress.'"   (source)
  • The egress order had been determined years earlier.   (source)
  • The title of this document is 'Instructions for Egress.'   (source)
  • Egress, thought Doon with a smile.   (source)
  • "E for Egress!" cried Lina.   (source)
  • They resolved to leave means neither of ingress or egress to the sudden impulses of...   (source)
  • His escape is not a premeditated act of egress but a random wandering from home to home, accepting sanctuary and comfort wherever he can find it.†   (source)
  • What appeared to be the main entrance went in, up, branched and converged, passed close to the Chamber of the Egg—then went back down by a devious route and dumped you out, like P. T. Barnum's "This Way to the Egress.†   (source)
  • Only to the lamasery did there appear to be any climbable egress at all.†   (source)
  • The means of egress employed by the murderers.†   (source)
  • --Let us examine, each by each, the possible means of egress.†   (source)
  • The police were now entirely satisfied that egress had not been in these directions.†   (source)
  • A door off this same porch gave into a living room which separated this room from the other parts of the house and permitted ingress and egress without contact with any other portion of the house.†   (source)
  • At this announcement Isabel stiffened; she was on the point of asking if there were no other egress from the convent.†   (source)
  • At present, however, the door was open, and the egress of the jack, the blows on the bell, and the mannikin's retreat into the nook again, were visible to many, and audible throughout the church.†   (source)
  • Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.†   (source)
  • I guessed, by his preparations, that egress was allowed, and, leaving my hard couch, made a movement to follow him.†   (source)
  • He seldom spoke to her, but when he did it was with the most powerful respect; and he never let her quit the apartment without rising in the most stately manner to open the door, and making an elegant bow at her egress.†   (source)
  • 'Look here, do you see these three round holes near the stalk; it is through them that the germ obtains egress.†   (source)
  • A small door, close to the lodge of the concierge, gave ingress and egress to the servants and masters when they were on foot.†   (source)
  • Looking about him while in this state of suspense, Charles Darnay observed that the gate was held by a mixed guard of soldiers and patriots, the latter far outnumbering the former; and that while ingress into the city for peasants' carts bringing in supplies, and for similar traffic and traffickers, was easy enough, egress, even for the homeliest people, was very difficult.†   (source)
  • As the bushes hung in the water beneath, and pines that had the stature of church-steeples rose in tall columns above, all inclining towards the light, until their branches intermingled, the eye, at a little distance, could not easily detect any opening in the shore, to mark the egress of the water.†   (source)
  • Newman, who had stood during the foregoing conversation with his back planted against the door, ready to oppose any egress from the apartment by force, if necessary, resumed his seat with much satisfaction; and as the water in the kettle was by this time boiling, made a glassful of spirits and water for Nicholas, and a cracked mug-full for the joint accommodation of himself and Smike, of which the two partook in great harmony, while Nicholas, leaning his head upon his hand, remained…†   (source)
  • But the staff of the constable was opposed to his egress, and Mr. Lippet whispered a few words in his ear, when the aged hunter sank back into his place, and, removing his cap, stroked down the remnants of his gray and sandy locks, with an air of mortification mingled with submission.†   (source)
  • Looking round at the door which had given her egress, by the light of the solitary lamp fixed in the alley, she saw that it was arched and old—older even than the house itself.†   (source)
  • After the exhaustion of the basalt, the volcano, the power of which grew by the extinction of the lesser craters, supplied an egress to lava, ashes, and scoriae, of which I could see lengthened screes streaming down the sides of the mountain like flowing hair.†   (source)
  • His spout was short, slow, and laborious; coming forth with a choking sort of gush, and spending itself in torn shreds, followed by strange subterranean commotions in him, which seemed to have egress at his other buried extremity, causing the waters behind him to upbubble.†   (source)
  • A small, low door gave egress from the walled space we have been describing into the projected street, the ground having been abandoned as unproductive by its various renters, and had now fallen so completely in general estimation as to return not even the one-half per cent it had originally paid.†   (source)
  • While she looked about her for the proper egress, the door opened and admitted one of the ladies of the house, who advanced with a discreet smile, gently rubbing, under her long loose sleeves, a pair of plump white hands.†   (source)
  • Our front door was just wide enough to admit of the egress of our boat, and we completed her construction in the open air.†   (source)
  • Not only was the first gendarme still there, but the young man now perceived a second yellow, blue, and white uniform at the foot of the staircase, the only one by which he could descend, while a third, on horseback, holding a musket in his fist, was posted as a sentinel at the great street door which alone afforded the means of egress.†   (source)
  • The impossibility of egress, by means already stated, being thus absolute, we are reduced to the windows.†   (source)
  • "You will see," he said, "that I have shifted the question from the mode of egress to that of ingress.†   (source)
  • In fact, having once satisfied themselves that no egress could have been made in this quarter, they would naturally bestow here a very cursory examination.†   (source)
  • They are puzzled, too, by the seeming impossibility of reconciling the voices heard in contention, with the facts that no one was discovered up stairs but the assassinated Mademoiselle L'Espanaye, and that there were no means of egress without the notice of the party ascending.†   (source)
  • The gates of the drive opened wide to give egress to the viceregal cavalcade.†   (source)
  • For what creature was the door of egress a door of ingress?†   (source)
  • How did the centripetal remainer afford egress to the centrifugal departer?†   (source)
  • What did each do at the door of egress?†   (source)
  • By inserting the barrel of an arruginated male key in the hole of an unstable female lock, obtaining a purchase on the bow of the key and turning its wards from right to left, withdrawing a bolt from its staple, pulling inward spasmodically an obsolescent unhinged door and revealing an aperture for free egress and free ingress.†   (source)
  • Sit a while dear son, Here are biscuits to eat and here is milk to drink, But as soon as you sleep and renew yourself in sweet clothes, I kiss you with a good-by kiss and open the gate for your egress hence.†   (source)
  • My hand, bully; thou shalt have egress and regress; said I well? and thy name shall be Brook.†   (source)
  • Our prison strong, this huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold; and gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit all egress.†   (source)
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