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advent as in:  the advent of

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  • With the advent of winter the traditional building season had come to an end.   (source)
  • These advances improved the odds of rescue, but even after their advent, most downed men were never found. ...fewer than 30 percent of men whose planes went missing between July 1944 and February 1945 were rescued.   (source)
  • The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer,   (source)
  • In our time, we may witness the end of ignorance, the end of oppression, and the advent of the brotherhood of man.   (source)
  • Always so deliberate, hardly surprised by the most outlandish advents.   (source)
    advents = arrivals
  • While the war slowed the growth of surfing, it was the technology coming out of the war effort that in the end helped to give the sport a new boost, as it led to the advent of lightweight surfboards.   (source)
    advent = arrival
  • He had been finishing humans since the advent of the plague.   (source)
  • Although to be perfectly frank, I had trouble navigating the world even before the advent of the blindness.   (source)
  • Here is how one history of the period describes the advent of time-sharing: This was not just a revolution.   (source)
  • Our wreck is certainly due to this sudden advent of severe weather, which does not seem to have any satisfactory cause.   (source)
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  • Then a panic seized the Yeehats, and they fled in terror to the woods, proclaiming as they fled the advent of the Evil Spirit.   (source)
  • Such was the young clergyman's condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.   (source)
  • Within this footlocker, which was sealed with tape of the kind once used on packages to be sent by post, were approximately thirty tape cassettes, of the type that became obsolete sometime in the eighties or nineties with the advent of the compact disc.   (source)
  • We have tracked your advent on our interplanetary tele-camera.   (source)
  • This was the 1950s, years before the advent of cholesterol-lowering drugs and aggressive measures to prevent heart disease.   (source)
  • Like most Americans, he had become caught up in the bicycle craze that was ignited by the advent of the "safety" bicycle, with its same-sized wheels and chain-and-sprocket drive.   (source)
  • Imagines his advent.   (source)
  • The most fundamental obstacle to height was man's capacity to walk stairs, especially after the kinds of meals men ate in the nineteenth century, but this obstacle had been removed by the advent of the elevator and, equally important, by Elisha Graves Otis's invention of a safety mechanism for halting an elevator in free-fall.   (source)
  • With the advent of the first primitive, unpadded starting gates in the early thirties, some riders actually died in the saddle, speared into the exposed steel overhead bars by rearing horses.   (source)
  • But with the 1930s came the advent of factory-built console, tabletop, and automobile radio sets, available for as little as $5.   (source)
  • What in the name of God had people used for preventing infection before the advent of antibiotics?   (source)
  • It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.   (source)
  • I stepped back to admire the effect, then looked around for any other diversions that might take my mind off the impending advent of Captain Randall.   (source)
  • For many years, it was assumed that Genesis was written sometime around 900 B.C. or even earlier-long before the advent of the deuteronomists.   (source)
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Advent as in:  the first Sunday of Advent

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  • Mama decorated with Advent wreaths and candles.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas
  • Advent [chapter title]   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • ...the women wished to say that the Quiet Day they had scheduled for the beginning of Advent had been very successful—that the meditations, and the following period of quiet, for reflection, had been well received.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • Bells and garlands, Advent stars in the shop windows, ribbons and gilded walnuts.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  for the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • As the day approached, with fewer and fewer windows to open on the Advent calendar, my sisters and I were unruly with excitement, but the grownups seemed too busy to care.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • All month long, Jamie had thrown himself into getting ready for Christmas: stringing up an elaborate light show out front, putting Advent calendars in practically every room, dragging home the biggest tree he could find, which we then decorated with a mix of brand-new ornaments and homemade ones from Hunter holidays past.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  for the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • Did you know that in these dark ages which were visible from Guenever's window, there was so much decency in the world that the Catholic Church could impose a peace to all their fighting—which it called The Truce of God—and which lasted from Wednesday to Monday, as well as during the whole of Advent and Lent?   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • All the same, it seemed to him they were hurrying things, talking about Christmas even before the first day of Advent—it was still a good six weeks away.   (source)
  • It is commonly said that the English know how to celebrate Advent best.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
  • The first rehearsal, in the nave of the church, was held on the Second Sunday of Advent and followed a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.   (source)
    Advent = Christianity:  the period that includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas (in remembrance of the birth of Jesus)
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  • But that Second Sunday of Advent, in the nave of Christ Church, I felt angry with Owen—once the hairs on the back of my neck relaxed.   (source)
  • The autumn equinox had passed, All Souls' was coming into view—and for expert consumers of time, that meant so were the first Sunday in Advent, the shortest day of the year, and Christmas.   (source)
  • Frau Chauchat's return (and her return had been very different from anything Hans Castorp had dreamed—but of that at the appropriate time) had coincided with a return of the season of Advent and the year's shortest days; the beginning of winter, astronomically speaking, had been imminent.   (source)
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  • The advent of her pregnancy had been good for Kabuo; he'd taken a job at the cannery, where he packed salmon beside his brother Kenji.†   (source)
  • The advent of the summer heat has made it worse.†   (source)
  • It has been theorized (especially by William G. Throneberry and Julia Givens, Berkeley) that resurgence of the TK ability at this point was caused by both psychological factors (i. e., the reaction of the other girls and Carrie herself to their first menstrual period) and physiological factors (i. e., the advent of puberty).†   (source)
  • The advent of dawn pierced Roran's dreams and woke him with a sense of momentous expectation.†   (source)
  • As the evolutionary biologist S. L. Washburn writes: Most of human evolution took place before the advent of agriculture when men lived in small groups, on a face-to-face basis.†   (source)
  • And it was during the year-long Frank ordeal that the divorce came down, complete with law proceedings, family therapy, and the advent of Lorna, the Weather Pet.†   (source)
  • Heartsick at her inability to grow anything resembling the lawns in magazines, my mother opened her arms wide to the advent of crabgrass.†   (source)
  • honk!" which had preceded the advent of the car on the ridge road.†   (source)
  • Farmer called dots the most significant advance in tb control since the advent of antibiotics.†   (source)
  • It marked a turning point as clear as the advent of the new year.†   (source)
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  • The Amoskeag Mills had thrived since 1819, when the advent of the power loom made the complex the largest of its sort on the globe.†   (source)
  • So what if I can speak firsthand about the Spanish flu, the advent of the automobile, world wars, cold wars, guerrilla wars, and Sputnik—that's all ancient history now.†   (source)
  • There was great interest in pneumo-coccus before the advent of penicillin in the forties; after that, both interest and research money evaporated.†   (source)
  • This latter group was composed of severely Orthodox Jews, who, like Reb Saunders, despised all efforts aimed at the establishment of a Jewish state prior to the advent of the Messiah.†   (source)
  • Now girl is back in favor with the advent of girl power, perhaps also because it has wide currency among black women.†   (source)
  • With the advent of Cathy, his life extended long and pleasantly ahead of him.†   (source)
  • The advent of the Second World War and my involvement in it had caused Maria to fade out of my life, but she had been many times since in my wistful thoughts.†   (source)
  • He could just remember what the world had been before the advent of the Overlords, and had no wish to return to it.†   (source)
  • I am pleased to have had this chance to talk with you in private, before the advent of the ladies.†   (source)
  • Would she have been hired before the advent of screens?†   (source)
  • Usually, on the advent of a dinner party, he is quite entertaining and enjoyable company.†   (source)
  • At the time of my advent here, we had many Cholera outbreaks, perforating Dysentries, intractable Diarrhoeas, and the whole deadly Typhoid family, which were plaguing the Asylum.†   (source)
  • Such petitions have in the past been unsuccessful, but the Committee expects, as well as hopes, that with the recent political changes, most notably the advent of a fully representational Parliament under the leadership of John A. Macdonald, this one will receive a favourable reception denied to its predecessors.†   (source)
  • Deepening shadows presaged the advent of night, and countless torches and watchfires already glowed pure and bright in the warm twilight.†   (source)
  • What changes had taken place at home in his absence he could only imagine, but clearly, with the advent of the new Constitution, a new epoch had opened in the history of his country.†   (source)
  • Also I haven't been asked that often since the advent of the black turtlenecks: boys of the blazer-and-white-shirt variety know what's good for them.†   (source)
  • Ever since the advent of effective treatments for AIDS, in the latter 1990s, there had been debate on how and where to use the antiretroviral drugs.†   (source)
  • With the premature advent of night, the dwarves' lanterns revealed their true strength, flooding the streets with pure, unwavering light that made the entire valley glow.†   (source)
  • The advent of the talkies meant that the movies had to settle on a form of English that would be understood and accepted all over the United States.†   (source)
  • TO THE GREAT SURPRISE of those who had predicted nothing but dire consequences should Thomas Jefferson ever rise to the presidency, the advent of Jefferson in the President's House turned out to be far from a radical upheaval, or a second Revolution, as he claimed.†   (source)
  • If Adams had any thoughts or feelings about the passing of the epochal eighteenth century—any observations on the Age of Enlightenment, the century of Johnson, Voltaire, the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the age of Pitt and Washington, the advent of the United States of America—or if he had any premonitions or words to the wise about the future of his country or of humankind, he committed none to paper.†   (source)
  • Descriptivists, meanwhile, typically have had to reply on what "sounds" more natural.... But with the advent of the computer, the balance of power is shifting.†   (source)
  • In the first year of their coming, the advent of the Overlords had made less difference to the pattern of human life than might have been expected.†   (source)
  • But Tony's advent brought it all home to her in a far more terrifying manner.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Ulgine Barrows stood charged with willful, blatant, and persistent attempts to destroy the efficiency and system of F & S. It was competent, material, and relevant to review her advent and rise to power.†   (source)
  • Yet the advent of the child disturbed him.†   (source)
  • Each year one had come from the press, and to me each was the advent of the year.†   (source)
  • In some manner Carley did not seek to analyze, the purported advent of this Lee Stanton pleased her.†   (source)
  • Kells gave no sign that he had noted the advent of Cleve.†   (source)
  • "Oh, we've had a splendid evening," cried Helen, who always woke up at the advent of a visitor.†   (source)
  • Not improbably the advent of his daughter had put Longstreth in conflict with himself.†   (source)
  • The men were there, in a group that dispersed somewhat at his advent.†   (source)
  • She was in light spring clothing, and her advent seemed ghostly—like the flitting in of a moth.†   (source)
  • I, for my part, hail the advent of Mr. Lydgate.†   (source)
  • The entrance of that man into the destiny of that child had been the advent of God.†   (source)
  • The advent of Mrs. Gummidge with a basket, explained how the house had happened to be empty.†   (source)
  • I accept it, Jane; let the daughter have free advent — my arms wait to receive her.†   (source)
  • Her reflections, at any rate, were disturbed by the advent of Newman and his companion.†   (source)
  • The disappearance of the great man was necessary to the advent of the great century.†   (source)
  • Where he had formerly beheld the fall of the monarchy, he now saw the advent of France.†   (source)
  • The little girls were delighted at the advent of a stranger, some one from very far away, they knew by his clothes, his gloves, and the sharp, pointed cut of his dark beard.†   (source)
  • "Aye, and bless your brown eyes for being so sharp, my pretty Sally," said the man who had just entered, whilst worthy Mr. Jellyband came bustling forward, eager, alert and fussy, as became the advent of one of the most favoured guests of his hostel.†   (source)
  • His advent was welcome.†   (source)
  • The presence of certain of those in the room surprised the prince vastly, but the guest whose advent filled him with the greatest wonder—almost amounting to alarm—was Evgenie Pavlovitch.†   (source)
  • (she embroidered, knitted, spent four nights out of seven at home with her son), so that not only did his colleagues respect him, his subordinates fear him, but the friends and relations of his patients felt for him the keenest gratitude for insisting that these prophetic Christs and Christesses, who prophesied the end of the world, or the advent of God, should drink milk in bed, as Sir William ordered; Sir William with his thirty years' experience of these kinds of cases, and his infallible instinct, this is madness, this sense; in fact, his sense of proportion.†   (source)
  • ** TEMPERATURE NORMAL The advent of prohibition with the "thirsty-first" put a sudden stop to the submerging of Amory's sorrows, and when he awoke one morning to find that the old bar-to-bar days were over, he had neither remorse for the past three weeks nor regret that their repetition was impossible.†   (source)
  • Here have we literary and cultured persons been for years setting up a cry of the New Woman whenever some unusually old fashioned female came along; and never noticing the advent of the New Man.†   (source)
  • Had they left their comrade and pushed on forthwith, there was nothing at that time between them and London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.†   (source)
  • The force of him had changed with the advent of these other men and the journey into unsettled country.†   (source)
  • His advent apparently was momentous.†   (source)
  • On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him.†   (source)
  • Later his mood usually changed with the advent of Wood and Pearce and Smith and Cleve, who took turns at guard and going down into camp.†   (source)
  • Nature appears to one, looking at this picture, as some huge, implacable, dumb monster; or still better—a stranger simile—some enormous mechanical engine of modern days which has seized and crushed and swallowed up a great and invaluable Being, a Being worth nature and all her laws, worth the whole earth, which was perhaps created merely for the sake of the advent of that Being.†   (source)
  • Armand St. Just and the other fugitives were eagerly awaiting the advent of their brave rescuer; he would not stay to hear the expressions of their gratitude, but found the way to his private cabin as quickly as he could, leaving Marguerite quite happy in the arms of her brother.†   (source)
  • I felt rather timid and apprehensive, for she had come to search Humphrey Van Weyden's soul, and Humphrey Van Weyden had nothing of which to be particularly proud since his advent on the Ghost.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Jett then appeared among them, and her advent, probably because of Jett's remark, occasioned ill-suppressed mirth.†   (source)
  • And then this passing discriminative power was withdrawn, and Jude was lost to all conditions of things in the advent of a fresh and wild pleasure, that of having found a new channel for emotional interest hitherto unsuspected, though it had lain close beside him.†   (source)
  • With the advent of Bo, who spent a good deal of time on the animals, Muss manifestly found the camp more attractive.†   (source)
  • His advent created no interest until he rode up to the white men, who were lolling in the shade of a house.†   (source)
  • Colonel Longstreth apparently did not share the pleasure of his daughter and his niece in the advent of this cousin.†   (source)
  • And now it struck her grimly that, if these first few hours of her advent in the West were forecasts of the future, she was destined to have her longings more than fulfilled.†   (source)
  • Longstreth had originally been a planter in Louisiana, where his family had remained after his advent in the West.†   (source)
  • Despite the occasional joke and sally of the more youthful members, and a general conversation of camp-fire nature, Duane was not deceived about the fact that his advent had been an unusual and striking one, which had caused an undercurrent of conjecture and even consternation among them.†   (source)
  • It had been settled originally by Mexicans—there were still the ruins of adobe missions—but with the advent of the rustler and outlaw many inhabitants were shot or driven away, so that at the height of Ord's prosperity and evil sway there were but few Mexicans living there, and these had their choice between holding hand-and-glove with the outlaws or furnishing target practice for that wild element.†   (source)
  • At the period just preceding the advent of Bartleby, I had two persons as copyists in my employment, and a promising lad as an office-boy.†   (source)
  • He might possibly have passed by without stopping at all, or at most for half a minute to glance in at the scene, had not his advent coincided with the discussion on corn and bread, in which event this history had never been enacted.†   (source)
  • As when a window is opened a whiff of fresh air from the fields enters a stuffy room, so a whiff of youthfulness, energy, and confidence of success reached Kutuzov's cheerless staff with the galloping advent of all these brilliant young men.†   (source)
  • "A good time for one—a' excellent time," said Joseph Poorgrass, straightening his back; for he, like some of the others, had a way of resting a while from his labour on such hot days for reasons preternaturally small; of which Cain Ball's advent on a week-day in his Sunday-clothes was one of the first magnitude.†   (source)
  • By the aid of these we then busied our souls in dreams—reading, writing, or conversing, until warned by the clock of the advent of the true Darkness.†   (source)
  • He arrived at the haunted house in disguise on the Wednesday before the advent of the twins—after writing his Aunt Pratt that he would not arrive until two days after—and laying in hiding there with his mother until toward daylight Friday morning, when he went to his uncle's house and entered by the back way with his own key, and slipped up to his room where he could have the use of the mirror and toilet articles.†   (source)
  • These external manifestations of joy at any good news sometimes proceeded to very great lengths thus, on the death, of Charles the Bold, to the point of vowing silver balustrades to Saint Martin of Tours; on his advent to the throne, so far as forgetting to order his father's obsequies.†   (source)
  • I wanted something to happen which might have the effect of freeing both Wuthering Heights and the Grange of Mr. Heathcliff quietly; leaving us as we had been prior to his advent.†   (source)
  • Charles had seen in marriage the advent of an easier life, thinking he would be more free to do as he liked with himself and his money.†   (source)
  • Their mind, after it had expanded itself in several directions, was barred from further progress in this one; and the advent of Jesus Christ upon earth was required to teach that all the members of the human race are by nature equal and alike.†   (source)
  • The pleasure of having Lucy to look at, and the prospect of the afternoon visit to Garum Firs, where she would hear uncle Pullet's musical box, had been marred as early as eleven o'clock by the advent of the hair-dresser from St. Ogg's, who had spoken in the severest terms of the condition in which he had found her hair, holding up one jagged lock after another and saying, "See here!†   (source)
  • The advent of a guest was in itself far from disconcerting; she had not yet divested herself of a young faith that each new acquaintance would exert some momentous influence on her life.†   (source)
  • At the advent of each individual into this life, may we not suppose that such a bar has risen to the surface somewhere?†   (source)
  • Then bethinking herself of Silas's advent from an unknown country, she said, "Could it ha' been as they'd no church where you was born?"†   (source)
  • The hymns of birds, too, have no moral counterpart in the retreat to the roost, or the flight to the nest, and these invariably accompany the advent of the day, until the appearance of the sun itself— "Bathes in deep joy, the land and sea."†   (source)
  • In front lay a small parterre, planted with box and other shrubs; but through this sacred division we passed only upon rare occasions indeed—such as a first advent to school or final departure thence, or perhaps, when a parent or friend having called for us, we joyfully took our way home for the Christmas or Midsummer holy-days.†   (source)
  • Now the advent of these outlandish strangers at such a critical instant as the lowering of the boats from the deck, this had not unreasonably awakened a sort of superstitious amazement in some of the ship's company; but Archy's fancied discovery having some time previous got abroad among them, though indeed not credited then, this had in some small measure prepared them for the event.†   (source)
  • But there was only one circumstance which could dislodge him, and that was the advent of a greater man.†   (source)
  • Indeed, I am encouraged to consider your advent to this town as a gracious indication that a more manifest blessing is now to be awarded to my efforts, which have hitherto been much with stood.†   (source)
  • Henrietta's own advent occurred two days later and produced in Mr. Bantling an emotion amply accounted for by the fact that he had not seen her since the termination of the episode at Versailles.†   (source)
  • Chapter Nine There is always after the death of anyone a kind of stupefaction; so difficult is it to grasp this advent of nothingness and to resign ourselves to believe in it.†   (source)
  • That was his instantaneous impression, unaccompanied by doubt, though he had not seen the child for months past; and when the hope was rising that he might possibly be mistaken, Mr. Crackenthorp and Mr. Lammeter had already advanced to Silas, in astonishment at this strange advent.†   (source)
  • 'The Lord help us!' he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.†   (source)
  • She seemed to feel, after a bare look at Diggory Venn, that the man had come on a strange errand, and that he was not so mean as she had thought him; for her close approach did not cause him to writhe uneasily, or shift his feet, or show any of those little signs which escape an ingenuous rustic at the advent of the uncommon in womankind.†   (source)
  • But by this means they could not only enjoy the slow advent of their pleasure; they had also ample leisure to talk of Silas Marner's strange history, and arrive by due degrees at the conclusion that he had brought a blessing on himself by acting like a father to a lone motherless child.†   (source)
  • 'Hindley hurried up from his paradise on the hearth, and seizing one of us by the collar, and the other by the arm, hurled both into the back-kitchen; where, Joseph asseverated, "owd Nick would fetch us as sure as we were living: and, so comforted, we each sought a separate nook to await his advent.†   (source)
  • It was very probably this sweet-tasting property of the observed thing in itself that was mainly concerned in Ralph's quickly-stirred interest in the advent of a young lady who was evidently not insipid.†   (source)
  • And hither a comparatively recent settler like Eustacia may betake herself to scrutinize the person of a native son who left home before her advent upon the scene, and consider if the friendship of his parents be worth cultivating during his next absence in order to secure a knowledge of him on his next return.†   (source)
  • Hence the advent, apparently tardy, of the Tacituses and the Juvenals; it is in the hour for evidence, that the demonstrator makes his appearance.†   (source)
  • It was fifteen years since Silas Marner had first come to Raveloe; he was then simply a pallid young man, with prominent short-sighted brown eyes, whose appearance would have had nothing strange for people of average culture and experience, but for the villagers near whom he had come to settle it had mysterious peculiarities which corresponded with the exceptional nature of his occupation, and his advent from an unknown region called "North'ard".†   (source)
  • In any case, and in spite of whatever may be said, the French Revolution is the most important step of the human race since the advent of Christ.†   (source)
  • Cosette's childhood and girlhood, her advent in the daylight, her virginal growth towards life and light, had been sheltered by that hideous devotion.†   (source)
  • Nothing in history resembles that quarter of an hour which begins in 1814 and terminates about 1820, with the advent of M. de Villele, the practical man of the Right.†   (source)
  • Germination is complicated with the bursting forth of a meteor and with the peck of a swallow cracking its egg, and it places on one level the birth of an earthworm and the advent of Socrates.†   (source)
  • The consciousness of her beauty burst upon her in an instant, like the sudden advent of daylight; other people noticed it also, Toussaint had said so, it was evidently she of whom the passer-by had spoken, there could no longer be any doubt of that; she descended to the garden again, thinking herself a queen, imagining that she heard the birds singing, though it was winter, seeing the sky gilded, the sun among the trees, flowers in the thickets, distracted, wild, in inexpressible delight.†   (source)
  • Now headed inland, eyes upon the melee, the princes came that way, leaning on spears, with aching hearts; and the advent of Nestor gave their hearts a new twinge.†   (source)
  • If the second advent came to Coney Island are we ready?†   (source)
  • Mr Bloom could easily picture his advent on this scene, the homecoming to the mariner's roadside shieling after having diddled Davy Jones, a rainy night with a blind moon.†   (source)
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