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  • She suggests that claimants work through an attorney rather than dealing directly with the liability insurance company.
  • With no direct heir, there are sure to be many claimants contending for the Hornwood lands.†   (source)
  • The prosecution rested, as did the defense and the claimants.†   (source)
  • "Pay them for the value of their animals," she told Reznak, "but henceforth claimants must present themselves at the Temple of the Graces and swear a holy oath before the gods of Ghis."†   (source)
  • The captains gave way to let the claimant and his champions ascend the hill to stand at Aeron's side beneath the ribs of Nagga.†   (source)
  • At Rosby, Tommen would be safe from the mob, and keeping him apart from his brother also made things more difficult for Stannis; even if he took King's Landing and executed Joffrey, he'd still have a Lannister claimant to contend with.†   (source)
  • The earliest date I could set that was agreeable to the claimants and the prosecution was January the seventh.†   (source)
  • Later that night some of the journalists would speculate on the possibilities of such a coincidence: the claimants and prime sympathizers of the defendants ending up on the same boat for the nearly five-hour trip upriver, especially when ample rail and stage service to Hartford, as well as other steamers, were readily available.†   (source)
  • One claimant.†   (source)
  • That night the Captain dined at his table and the circle was complete, for claimants came to the chairs on the Bishop's right, two Japanese who expressed deep interest in his projects for world-brotherhood.†   (source)
  • "Another new claimant of the Crown!" cried the officer.†   (source)
  • —and the good God be thanked!" exclaimed the ragged claimant, in a mighty excitement.†   (source)
  • There was none, but the difficulty of providing for so many claimants.†   (source)
  • A crowd of eager claimants arose, who cared nothing about any last scion of a noble race undergoing treatment in Switzerland, at the expense of the deceased, as a congenital idiot.†   (source)
  • There were two claimants to the throne, unfortunately, who were in the palace now and suspected what had happened, yet they made no trouble, because religion is a living force to the Hindus, and can at certain moments fling down everything that is petty and temporary in their natures.†   (source)
  • While the remains of Jim Hall were discovered on a dozen mountain-sides by greedy claimants for bloodmoney.†   (source)
  • The suite in which Devereux Warren was gracefully weakening and sinking was of the same size as that of the Señor Pardo y Cuidad Real—throughout this hotel there were many chambers wherein rich ruins, fugitives from justice, claimants to the thrones of mediatized principalities, lived on the derivatives of opium or barbitol listening eternally as to an inescapable radio, to the coarse melodies of old sins.†   (source)
  • There is no other claimant, I presume?†   (source)
  • "I'll tell you what, my friend," cried Mrs. Epanchin, of a sudden, "here are we all sitting here and imagining we are very clever, and perhaps laughing at the prince, some of us, and meanwhile he has received a letter this very day in which that same claimant renounces his claim, and begs the prince's pardon.†   (source)
  • A mob does not melt away from the presence of a plague-patient with more haste than the band of pallid and terrified courtiers melted away from the presence of the shabby little claimant of the Crown.†   (source)
  • Many a time I have shared between two claimants the precious morsel of brown bread distributed at tea-time; and after relinquishing to a third half the contents of my mug of coffee, I have swallowed the remainder with an accompaniment of secret tears, forced from me by the exigency of hunger.†   (source)
  • The ideas of chivalrous honour, which, amidst his wildness and levity, never utterly abandoned De Bracy, prohibited him from doing the knight any injury in his defenceless condition, and equally interdicted his betraying him to Front-de-Boeuf, who would have had no scruples to put to death, under any circumstances, the rival claimant of the fief of Ivanhoe.†   (source)
  • When the purchaser under the second act appears to take possession, the possessor under the first act brings his action before the tribunals of the Union, and causes the title of the claimant to be pronounced null and void.†   (source)
  • He had taken the purse to the police commissioner of the quarter, as a lost article placed by the finder at the disposal of claimants.†   (source)
  • Colonel Pyncheon, the claimant, as we gather from whatever traits of him are preserved, was characterized by an iron energy of purpose.†   (source)
  • The law is clear: it doth not require the claimant to prove ye are slaves, it requireth you to prove ye are not.†   (source)
  • No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.†   (source)
  • In two years six million dollars was thus distributed to five thousand claimants, and in the end the sum exceeded eight million dollars.†   (source)
  • A wise man will extend this lesson to all parts of life, and know that it is the part of prudence to face every claimant, and pay every just demand on your time, your talents, or your heart.†   (source)
  • She would marry, and would have new claimants on her tenderness; and in doing it, would never know the love for her that had grown up in my heart.†   (source)
  • It was to decide who deserved this love gift that the three divine claimants repaired to Paris.†   (source)
  • …I held on, dead set …. waiting for her
    to vomit my mast and keel back up again—
    Oh how I ached for both! and back they came,
    late but at last, at just the hour a judge at court,
    who's settled the countless suits of brash young claimants,
    rises, the day's work done, and turns home for supper-

    that's when the timbers reared back up from Charybdis.
    I let go—I plunged with my hands and feet flailing,
    crashing into the waves beside those great beams
    and scrambling…†   (source)
  • And then, number one, you came up against the man in possession and had to produce your credentials like the claimant in the Tichborne case, Roger Charles Tichborne, Bella was the boat's name to the best of his recollection he, the heir, went down in as the evidence went to show and there was a tattoo mark too in Indian ink, lord Bellew was it, as he might very easily have picked up the details from some pal on board ship and then, when got up to tally with the description given,…†   (source)
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