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  • That girl walks with too much pride in her step for a poor orphan," my stepmother opined.†   (source)
  • I don't know if my calls made any difference at all, but we all ended up at the University of Florida together, in what was dubbed by all those who opine about such things "a talented group of freshmen."†   (source)
  • It was a little too small for him, though Jordan had opined that if he never buttoned it, no one would notice.†   (source)
  • "Could be a woine cellar," a man with a bushy mustache opines.†   (source)
  • "We have goldsmiths in Lannisport who do better work," he opined.†   (source)
  • On other hand biggest New York paper opined that Authority had made mistake in treating with us at all, since only thing convicts understood was taste of lash—troops should land, set us in order, hang guilty, leave forces to keep order.†   (source)
  • So much the better, some opine.†   (source)
  • I was saying I opined they wasn't gone yet.†   (source)
  • Dolorous Edd opined that glass knives were about as useful as nipples on a knight's breastplate, but Jon was not so certain.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, an ESPN commentator came on the television screen and opined, "Tim Tebow is probably the fifth or sixth best quarterback in the 2010 draft."†   (source)
  • "I'm sure the performances could not have been nearly so fine as the one we've just seen by Miss Trimble," Ann opines.†   (source)
  • The cargomaster of the Myrish galley Silken Spirit opined that dragons were too dangerous at sea, where any stray breath of flame might set the rigging afire.†   (source)
  • He carried to the selection looking around, criticizing, opining.†   (source)
  • "I dare say it is all for the best," opined Mrs. Munt.†   (source)
  • "There's nobody," opined some of the men.†   (source)
  • It is so easy to do this when the thing opined is in the line of what we desire.†   (source)
  • Mr Sparkler opined that he painted anything, if he could get the job.†   (source)
  • The doctor opined that the indisposition arose from fatigue and excitement, and prescribed rest.†   (source)
  • Except that you had told me I should have opined that—that—that you were pulling my legs.†   (source)
  • 'I opine that it is very disturbing to you, but no enlightened observer is jolly-well upset.'†   (source)
  • 'He couldn't have a better nurse to bring him round,' Mr Sparkler made bold to opine.†   (source)
  • No boys were allowed in it—although Ruby Gillis opined that their admission would make it more exciting—and each member had to produce one story a week.†   (source)
  • "Then he's no good," he opined.†   (source)
  • "It was odd, though, to preach about it on Thanksgiving," Miss Jackson opined; and her hostess drily rejoined: "Oh, he means us to give thanks for what's left."†   (source)
  • The perplexity he evinced proceeded less from aught touching the man informed against—as Claggart doubtless opined—than from considerations how best to act in regard to the informer.†   (source)
  • He was a man not merely religious, but devout; a firm believer—not as the phrase is now elusively construed by theological thimble-riggers in the Church and out of it, but in the old and ardent sense of the Evangelical school: one who could Indeed opine That the Eternal and Divine Did, eighteen centuries ago In very truth….†   (source)
  • But shrewd ones may opine that it was hardly possible for Billy to refrain from going up to the afterguardsman and bluntly demanding to know his purpose in the initial interview, so abruptly closed in the fore-chains.†   (source)
  • And then he dived into the coffee-room, and she heard him say, "For God's sake, hurry the women up; we shall never be off," and Albert Fussell reply, "Not I; I've done my share," and Colonel Fussell opine that the ladies were getting themselves up to kill.†   (source)
  • And then, remembering that in England the new-comer ought not to call before she is called upon, she changed her tone from awe to disapproval, and opined that Mrs. Wilcox was keine Dame.†   (source)
  • When, as I opine, in the course of time, the true nature of spermaceti became known, its original name was still retained by the dealers; no doubt to enhance its value by a notion so strangely significant of its scarcity.†   (source)
  • That done, he takes a turn at the dumb-bells, and afterwards weighing himself and opining that he is getting "too fleshy," engages with great gravity in solitary broadsword practice.†   (source)
  • The tradesmen held that he was a sort of lawyer, and the other neighbours opined that he was a kind of general agent; both of which guesses were as correct and definite as guesses about other people's affairs usually are, or need to be.†   (source)
  • "I would I knew what the Rabbi Jacob Ben Tudela would opine on it," replied Isaac;—"nevertheless, the good youth must not bleed to death.†   (source)
  • Finally some sagacious persons opined that the article was nothing but an impudent satirical burlesque.†   (source)
  • Well, Stubble and Spooney and the rest indulged in most romantic conjectures regarding this female correspondent of Osborne's—opining that it was a Duchess in London who was in love with him—or that it was a General's daughter, who was engaged to somebody else, and madly attached to him—or that it was a Member of Parliament's lady, who proposed four horses and an elopement—or that it was some other victim of a passion delightfully exciting, romantic, and disgraceful to all parties, on…†   (source)
  • They were no sooner audible, than Mrs Kenwigs, opining that a strange cat had come in, and sucked the baby's breath while the girl was asleep, made for the door, wringing her hands, and shrieking dismally; to the great consternation and confusion of the company.†   (source)
  • I opine, that it is plainly traceable to the first arrival of the Greenland whaling ships in London, more than two centuries ago.†   (source)
  • "Hallucinations are quite likely in your condition," the doctor opined, "though it would be better to verify them …. you must take steps at once, without a moment's delay, or things will go badly with you."†   (source)
  • At length, Mr Squeers yawned fearfully, and opined that it was high time to go to bed; upon which signal, Mrs Squeers and the girl dragged in a small straw mattress and a couple of blankets, and arranged them into a couch for Nicholas.†   (source)
  • Bar, strengthened as usual with his double eye-glass and his little jury droop, was overjoyed to see the engaging young Barnacle; and opined that we were going to sit in Banco, as we lawyers called it, to take a special argument?†   (source)
  • He begged them to remember him in their future greatnesses, for he 'opined subtly' that he, even he, Mohendro Lal Dutt, MA of Calcutta, had 'done the State some service'.†   (source)
  • It has been said that the whale only breathes through his spout-hole; if it could truthfully be added that his spouts are mixed with water, then I opine we should be furnished with the reason why his sense of smell seems obliterated in him; for the only thing about him that at all answers to his nose is that identical spout-hole; and being so clogged with two elements, it could not be expected to have the power of smelling.†   (source)
  • Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver—an inflated bag of wind—which the endangered prophet swam to, and so was saved from a watery doom.†   (source)
  • He was very restless too, constantly walking in and out, and snapping his fingers, and dancing scraps of uncouth country dances, and, in short, conducting himself in such a very extraordinary manner, that Miss Squeers opined he was going mad, and, begging her dear 'Tilda not to distress herself, communicated her suspicions in so many words.†   (source)
  • —The peatsmoke is going to his head, John Eglinton opined.†   (source)
  • VIRAG: Number two on the other hand, she of the cherry rouge and coiffeuse white, whose hair owes not a little to our tribal elixir of gopherwood, is in walking costume and tightly staysed by her sit, I should opine.†   (source)
  • Must we accept the view of Empedocles of Trinacria that the right ovary (the postmenstrual period, assert others) is responsible for the birth of males or are the too long neglected spermatozoa or nemasperms the differentiating factors or is it, as most embryologists incline to opine, such as Culpepper, Spallanzani, Blumenbach, Lusk, Hertwig, Leopold and Valenti, a mixture of both?†   (source)
  • …in power, towards their inferiors; or to encourage men of low degree, to a sawcie behaviour towards their betters; But to teach us, that for the similitude of the thoughts, and Passions of one man, to the thoughts, and Passions of another, whosoever looketh into himselfe, and considereth what he doth, when he does Think, Opine, Reason, Hope, Feare, &c, and upon what grounds; he shall thereby read and know, what are the thoughts, and Passions of all other men, upon the like occasions.†   (source)
  • I was saying such garments are rare sights in the country; and perchance, too, it was thought the more rare, respect being had to the person who wore it, who, they tell me, is the daughter of Black George, your worship's gamekeeper, whose sufferings, I should have opined, might have taught him more wit, than to dress forth his wenches in such gaudy apparel.†   (source)
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