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  • She never goes to a meeting without her portfolio.
  • And with that he thrust his portfolio, his tin of crayons, and his rolled-up sheet of paper into her hands and he set off at a trot down to the gates, his shoulders hunched against the driving rain.   (source)
  • Afterward, Annie had, at Mae's insistence, shown her some documents, ancient yellowed papers detailing their family history, a beautiful black portfolio of genealogies, scholarly articles, pictures of grave old men with extravagant sideburns standing near rough-hewn cabins.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case for carrying papers
  • "Understood," said David, taking a portfolio from the Director.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
  • Captain Rhallon shrugged and pulled a portfolio from his briefcase.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case for carrying papers
  • Grand, too, looked tired and overwrought; he kept pacing up and down the room, opening and closing a portfolio crammed with sheets of manuscript that lay on the table.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
  • At this moment the study door opened, and a military man, with a portfolio under his arm, came out talking loudly, and after bidding good-bye to someone inside, took his departure.   (source)
  • I was delighted to believe it, and when I went into society I used to carry her pictures with me in a portfolio and hand them round to the company.   (source)
  • "Richter," he said, stuffing the portfolio into his enchanted pack.   (source)
  • Another handful of raindrops, and Scarlett picked up the portfolio the man pointed to, propped up beside a nearby gravestone, and followed him into the tiny porch of the church, where the rain could not touch them.   (source)
    portfolio = a  flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
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  • Flipping open a portfolio where she kept highly classified correspondence, the Director riffled through several pages of spypaper before removing one and reading it through her decrypting lens.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
  • Richter's portfolio.   (source)
  • "What's this?" the general continued to Gania, who had that moment taken a large photograph out of his portfolio, and shown it to his senior.   (source)
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  • We're adding it to our portfolio to show prospective clients.
  • Lori, because of her good grades and art portfolio, had been accepted into a government-sponsored summer camp for students with special aptitudes.   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of creative work used as an example of someone's work
  • We have to write our own poems in a "poetry portfolio."   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of examples of creative work
  • Yeah, the studio classes here are supposed to be great, so I felt like it was a good chance to work on my technique before portfolios are due for college apps.   (source)
    portfolios = examples of creative work
  • Norah complained that he was becoming obsessed with photography—why else would he bring his portfolio on vacation?   (source)
    portfolio = collection of examples of creative work
  • Then he shows me another drawing he's added to his portfolio,   (source)
  • Then I saw what he meant: I was supposed to bring something called "a portfolio of recent work," which meant pictures, so he could judge me.   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of examples of creative work
  • I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.   (source)
    portfolio = a flat, thin case holding creative works
  • Lori put together a portfolio of her drawings and paintings, but just before the submissions deadline, she spilled a pot of coffee on them, which made Mom wonder aloud if Lori had a fear of success.   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of creative work used as an example of someone's work
  • Clay's pictures are hung on the largest wall. I recognize most of them. Some are from his college portfolio. Some are...   (source)
    portfolio = collection of examples of creative work
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  • I went in, and stood while Mr. Hrbik sat, going through my portfolio, which was spread out on his desk.   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of examples of creative work
  • David pulled his series of black-and-white photos from his portfolio, and he and Howard launched into an intent discussion about the qualities of light.   (source)
    portfolio = collection of examples of creative work
  • On Wednesday in art class, Clay Whitaker shows me the portfolio he's been working on, and I want to hit him.   (source)
  • By this time I've accumulated five night courses from the Art College, four of them in the Commercial area, and I trot them and my portfolio of smiles and dishes of caramel pudding and canned peach halves around to various ad agencies.   (source)
    portfolio = a collection of examples of creative work
  • He brought his portfolio.   (source)
    portfolio = collection of examples of creative work
  • "You've drawn a hundred pictures of her. Just draw another one or give me one of those." I motion toward the portfolio.   (source)
  • I don't want to hit him for the portfolio itself, but for showing it to me here, in the middle of class, where it's nearly impossible to keep my face blank.   (source)
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  • She wants to reduce the risk in her portfolio.
  • Between September of 1983 and November of 1985, John Alfred Hammond and his "Pachyderm Portfolio" raised $870 million in venture capital to finance his proposed corporation, International Genetic Technologies, Inc.   (source)
    portfolio = group of investments
  • This is a big loan, Ginny. One of the biggest in our portfolio now, though I shouldn't be telling you that.   (source)
    portfolio = all the investments held by an individual or organization
  • Uncle Pete had a chunk of Happicuppa stock in his portfolio, and not just a little chunk.   (source)
    portfolio = collection of investments
  • ...had gone a bit bonkers at the end and invested more than fifty percent of the portfolio in VistaBank, a commercial-banking monster, for "sentimental reasons"   (source)
    portfolio = all the investments held by an individual
  • A Merrill Lynch portfolio in an Atlanta office had a balance of almost $7 million.   (source)
    portfolio = collection of investments
  • He also had a decent stock portfolio, which he monitored on his laptop during the few hours of downtime.   (source)
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  • For it is hardly our purpose at this late stage to log a new portfolio of lasting memories.†   (source)
  • Then, as often happened with these visits, he silently congratulated himself on his own portfolio of stocks, bonds, and a vested retirement plan.†   (source)
  • He knew he would never have another chance to get that portfolio of photographs made.†   (source)
  • When I walked into the studio for the Report, I was clutching an armful of marked books and a portfolio for my poster.†   (source)
  • As bankers carry their briefcases, as fashion models walk around with their photograph portfolios, we travel around with our boats on our heads.†   (source)
  • Even without the fair he faced an intimidating portfolio of works in progress, chief among them the grounds of Biltmore, the Vanderbilt estate in North Carolina.†   (source)
  • Oh, there is curiosity-sniffing interest-at this Kouner with the big square thing under her arm-maybe a portfolio, a new ad layout for some Caucasian supremacist marketing honcho in the next plat over, but— The Pudgelys and the Pinkhearts and the Roundasses are all staring at her, slackjawed.†   (source)
  • Baba, these people reviewed my test scores and transcripts, and they went through my portfolio, and they thought enough of my artwork not only to accept me but to offer me a scholarship.†   (source)
  • The TV said: "And other trends that could dramatically impact your portfolio."†   (source)
  • He motioned to the portfolio and then to the pyramid.†   (source)
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  • Her grades, her exams and her portfolio were good, but not quite good enough, given how selective the ETC could afford to be.†   (source)
  • Little sleep, no investment portfolio, no family around, no hot water.†   (source)
  • Irene Nesser placed her portfolio on the desk in front of him.†   (source)
  • I'd have to pitch the idea, submit a proposal, put together a portfolio.†   (source)
  • Everything could be found there: suitcases, portfolios, briefcases, knives, plates, bank notes, papers, faded portraits.†   (source)
  • To my youngest son, and only other remaining child, Bill, I leave the entire holdings of my stock, bond, and investment portfolio.†   (source)
  • In war game parlance, the United States and its allies are always known as Blue Team, and the enemy is always known as Red Team, and JFCOM generated comprehensive portfolios for each team, covering everything they would be expected to know about their own forces and their adversary's forces.†   (source)
  • Our own Kiva portfolio at the moment consists of loans to a pancake saleswoman in Samoa, an Ecuadorian single mother who has turned part of her home into a restaurant, and a woman furniture maker in Paraguay.†   (source)
  • "I still have to finish my portfolio and present my findings to the Senior Boards committee," I said.†   (source)
  • She suggested that he build a portfolio of his photographs to showcase his talents and paid all the costs to put one together.†   (source)
  • Then you could make a portfolio of photographs and show them to the agencies.†   (source)
  • Then Pension and Portfolio got in on the act.†   (source)
  • She'd never agreed to her mother's urging to take a few modeling classes and build her portfolio out of any desire to be famous.†   (source)
  • About triple his tax portfolio here, wouldn't you say, lieutenant?"†   (source)
  • The years since have been spent in many foreign countries promoting the interests of the great Soviet revolution, an undercover commissar with a flexible portfolio that called for many trips back here to Moscow and extensive research into the specific departments in which each of you holds a responsible position.†   (source)
  • We even took everything out of her big zippered artist portfolio.†   (source)
  • She had cashed out her small portfolio and it just so happened we were going to go to New York the next week, our very first trip outside California.†   (source)
  • And I've always been partial to portfolios, folders, and briefcases, and postal scales.†   (source)
  • I mean, managing stock portfolios is important.†   (source)
  • I said, "Listen, you upstart collection of semi-conductors, you are merely a minister-without-portfolio while I am Minister of Defense.†   (source)
  • Also, from Detroit there was notice of a ten-percent stock dividend in automobile shares in his personal portfolio.†   (source)
  • Without reference to me, with eyes only for the black man, he unzipped his portfolio and began taking out drawings.†   (source)
  • "I read that portfolio of clippings your brother's lawyer sent.†   (source)
  • She would ride over on a boy's bicycle (her brother Victor's) from the Raineys' with sheets of advanced music rolled naked (girls usually had portfolios) and strapped to the boy's bar which she straddled, the magnolia broken out of the Carmichaels' tree and laid bruising in the wire basket on the handlebars.†   (source)
  • He takes a portfolio from the basket and puts it on the table, and pushes basket into a corner.†   (source)
  • I invested in stocks and built a portfolio.†   (source)
  • I need some photographs—a portfolio—so Miss Scott can send them out to producers and stuff.†   (source)
  • Six hours later he had a portfolio of ninety images, but he was going to have to come back.†   (source)
  • Peter heaved the stone onto the desk beside the portfolio.†   (source)
  • "Hold on," his father said, putting his hand on the portfolio.†   (source)
  • He tucked the portfolio under his arm and marched past Bellamy to the study's patio door.†   (source)
  • He reached down and scooped up the black portfolio, waving it in front of his father's face.†   (source)
  • We have a stock portfolio that has dropped in value by about 30 percent compared to ten years ago.†   (source)
  • They had Ismael's sketches in a manila portfolio.†   (source)
  • 'Ambassador without portfolio, McAllister, which means there's very little privilege left.†   (source)
  • I'd say his pride was hurt more than his portfolio."†   (source)
  • I went over to the last open chair—next to Celeste, unfortunately—and placed my portfolio beside me, keeping my books on my lap.†   (source)
  • Before Irene Nesser left the room, she sorted through a number of bonds, which she placed inside a thin portfolio.†   (source)
  • Son, this portfolio contains everything you need to legally transfer your financial inheritance into your own name.†   (source)
  • However, Bill, this portfolio will be left in the hands of Mr. Hamilton and his firm to be managed in trust for you and your heirs so that there will be something left to divide when somebody is reading your will someday.†   (source)
  • We had a meeting about the cover yesterday and eventually decided on "Portfolio Management: Getting the Right Balance."†   (source)
  • Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, General O'Kelly Davis; Minister of Information, Terence Sheehan (Sheenie turned Pravda over to managing editor to work with Adam and Stu); Special Minister-without-Portfolio in Ministry of Information, Stuart Rene LaJoie, Congressman-at-Large; Secretary of State for Economics and Finance (and Custodian of Enemy Property), Wolfgang Korsakov; Minister of Interior Affairs and Safety, Comrade "Clayton" Watenabe;…†   (source)
  • She paid a visit to the school and met with the admissions committee, begging them to give him a chance while showing his portfolio.†   (source)
  • The foundry worker was not very comfortable with this, but the swelling trust account, in a blue-and-gold portfolio, eased his nerves.†   (source)
  • I tried to help him get his portfolio together, and I would encourage him to study and bring his grades up.†   (source)
  • The last serious boyfriend I had was Robert Hayman, who sells advertising for Portfolio News, and we split up three months ago.†   (source)
  • At the end, we had to put together a portfolio of our work, including a multimedia presentation, and give a speech to a panel of community members who would help determine our grade.†   (source)
  • …from trip Earthside to have responsibility of presiding—except on occasions of state—so he wanted Congress to elect a Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem…. and besides that, he felt that Congress should augment its numbers by not more than ten percent by itself electing members-at-large so that Prime Minister, whoever he might be, could opt cabinet members or ministers of state who might not now be members of Congress—especially ministers-without-portfolio to take load off his shoulders.†   (source)
  • But today I can't relax, or even feel sorry for the new girl from Portfolio Week, who's frantically trying to write everything down and will probably ask five questions because she thinks she should.†   (source)
  • …over to managing editor to work with Adam and Stu); Special Minister-without-Portfolio in Ministry of Information, Stuart Rene LaJoie, Congressman-at-Large; Secretary of State for Economics and Finance (and Custodian of Enemy Property), Wolfgang Korsakov; Minister of Interior Affairs and Safety, Comrade "Clayton" Watenabe; Minter-without-Portfolio and Special Advisor to Prime Minister, Adam Selene—plus a dozen ministers and ministers-without-portfolio from warrens other than Luna City.†   (source)
  • We'd get together to talk about our progress, help each other get our portfolios and presentations ready, and make sure we were on track with the requirements for graduation.†   (source)
  • "My clients were simply making available an offer that they believed would add value to their customers' portfolios," says Luke, giving me a tight smile.†   (source)
  • The new man carried an artist's zip-up portfolio, and he had a long green woollen scarf wound about his neck, although the weather was warm.†   (source)
  • And now he was to have a Minister's portfolio.†   (source)
  • I searched the pockets to see who he was and came across a leather portfolio with some cards in it.†   (source)
  • It was an open secret that the portfolio of a Minister awaited him.†   (source)
  • And she may not have known before that she hated him and she may not have known it now even, nevertheless the first of the odes to Southern soldiers in that portfolio which when your grandfather saw it in 1885 contained a thousand or more, was dated in the first year of her father's voluntary incarceration and dated at two oclock in the morning.†   (source)
  • A YEAR with the firm of Francon & Heyer had given Keating the whispered title of crown prince without portfolio.†   (source)
  • If I had stayed with the company I might have turned into a salesman-prince, traveling parlor car to St. Paul twice a month, seven good cigars to the trip and a dignified descent at the station, breathing winter steam and holding a portfolio.†   (source)
  • …the shelves and showcases exactly as she commanded that two hundred dollar headstone from Judge Benbow, and walk out of the store with them—who with the same aberrant cunning which would not wash the dishes and napkins from the baskets declined to have any discussion of her affairs with Ben-bow since she must have known that the sums which she had received from him must have years ago over-balanced (he, Benbow, had in his office a portfolio, a fat one, with Estate of Goodhue Coldfield.†   (source)
  • It was in this house that his sudden death took place, the event coinciding with the resignation of the Minister whose portfolio he was to inherit.†   (source)
  • He also tapped the portfolio and coughed gently and smiled.†   (source)
  • She gave him the address of a shop where he could get a portfolio, drawing-paper, and charcoal.†   (source)
  • A squat young man came out of the porch, a leather portfolio tucked under his armpit.†   (source)
  • What have you there? he asked, tapping the portfolio under Glynn's arm.†   (source)
  • He turned away and took his portfolio under his arm.†   (source)
  • I brought the portfolio from the library.†   (source)
  • Cosette had taken only her portfolio and her blotting-book.†   (source)
  • Meg had a cushion, Jo a book, Beth a basket, and Amy a portfolio.†   (source)
  • I also observed the famous document most carefully laid up in a secret pocket in his portfolio.†   (source)
  • She tried to pull the portfolio away, but he pushed her back.†   (source)
  • I found that sketch in my portfolio the other day, touched it up, and kept it to show you.†   (source)
  • But Will at last turned away from his portfolio and approached the window again.†   (source)
  • Intriguer!" she hissed viciously, and tugged with all her might at the portfolio.†   (source)
  • [Puts his map back into the portfolio] But the days are growing short.†   (source)
  • Then it was not till your return to the ship that you put the letter in the portfolio?†   (source)
  • M. de Boville said nothing, but nodded his head, and took up the portfolio.†   (source)
  • [He hands the WORKMAN his medicine-case, portfolio, and box] Look out, don't crush the portfolio!†   (source)
  • He went to the table and fastened up his portfolio, while Dorothea looked at him from the distance.†   (source)
  • Morrel examined the ledgers, opened the portfolio, and counted the money.†   (source)
  • There he was, turning over a portfolio of chromo "studies" which the druggist sold to the Hanover women who did china-painting.†   (source)
  • It was a different kind of quarrel and a different kind of morocco that time when we tore father's portfolio and were punished, and mamma brought us some tarts…… " And again his thoughts dwelt on his childhood, and again it was painful and he tried to banish them and fix his mind on something else.†   (source)
  • He went into the next room, sat down at my desk and wrote on the pinkish face of the portfolio the word, "Antonia."†   (source)
  • …she grew into a scolding mother, and finally settling down with plenty of practical ability and worldly experience, limited in the oddest way with domestic and class limitations, conceiving the universe exactly as if it were a large house in Wilton Crescent, though handling her corner of it very effectively on that assumption, and being quite enlightened and liberal as to the books in the library, the pictures on the walls, the music in the portfolios, and the articles in the papers.†   (source)
  • Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.†   (source)
  • So it had come to pass successively, first, that several distinguished ladies had been frightfully shocked; then, that portfolios of his performances had been handed about o' nights, and declared with ecstasy to be perfect Claudes, perfect Cuyps, perfect phaenomena; then, that Lord Decimus had bought his picture, and had asked the President and Council to dinner at a blow, and had said, with his own magnificent gravity, 'Do you know, there appears to me to be really immense merit in…†   (source)
  • One sunny afternoon when I had come home from school with my books and portfolio, watching my long shadow at my side, and as I was gliding upstairs to my room as usual, my godmother looked out of the parlour-door and called me back.†   (source)
  • Around them, rays were undulating like sheets flapping in the wind, and among these I spotted, much to my glee, a Chinese ray, yellowish on its topside, a dainty pink on its belly, and armed with three stings behind its eyes; a rare species whose very existence was still doubted in Lacépède's day, since that pioneering classifier of fish had seen one only in a portfolio of Japanese drawings.†   (source)
  • Put it into my portfolio.†   (source)
  • Mitya waited gloomily, and was beginning to tell how he ran into his father's garden when the investigating lawyer suddenly stopped him, and opening the big portfolio that lay on the sofa beside him he brought out the brass pestle.†   (source)
  • [He puts the map into the portfolio.†   (source)
  • Her sister dropped the portfolio.†   (source)
  • Emma wished to go to work directly, and therefore produced the portfolio containing her various attempts at portraits, for not one of them had ever been finished, that they might decide together on the best size for Harriet.†   (source)
  • The naturalist himself seized upon his portfolios, herbals, and collection of insects, which he quickly transferred from the encampment of the squatter, to certain pockets in the aforesaid ingenious invention, and which the trapper as uniformly cast away the moment his back was turned.†   (source)
  • In the letter he enclosed three of Vronsky's notes to Anna, which were in the portfolio he had taken away.†   (source)
  • My housekeeping duties, though at first it caused me great anxiety to think that they were unperformed, were soon as far off as the oldest of the old duties at Greenleaf or the summer afternoons when I went home from school with my portfolio under my arm, and my childish shadow at my side, to my godmother's house.†   (source)
  • A sou, sometimes a crown-piece, a stone, a skeleton, a bleeding body, sometimes a spectre folded in four like a sheet of paper in a portfolio, sometimes nothing.†   (source)
  • As I was going upstairs to fetch my portfolio and pencils, Mrs. Fairfax called to me: "Your morning school-hours are over now, I suppose," said she.†   (source)
  • He carried off his Flora, his copper-plates, his herbariums, his portfolios, and his books, and established himself near the Salpetriere, in a sort of thatched cottage of the village of Austerlitz, where, for fifty crowns a year, he got three rooms and a garden enclosed by a hedge, and containing a well.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Fairfax folded up her knitting: I took my portfolio: we curtseyed to him, received a frigid bow in return, and so withdrew.†   (source)
  • "Vile woman!" shouted the princess, darting unexpectedly at Anna Mikhaylovna and snatching the portfolio from her.†   (source)
  • To my friend and neighbor Theodore Laurence I bequeethe my paper mashay portfolio, my clay model of a horse though he did say it hadn't any neck.†   (source)
  • I have to speak to you," he said, putting the portfolio under his arm, and squeezing it so tightly with his elbow that his shoulder stood up.†   (source)
  • "It's in the inlaid portfolio that he keeps under his pillow," said the princess, ignoring his question.†   (source)
  • ASTROFF comes in carrying a portfolio.†   (source)
  • Well, fetch me your portfolio, if you can vouch for its contents being original; but don't pass your word unless you are certain: I can recognise patchwork."†   (source)
  • With a few interruptions, they had kept this up for a year, and met every Saturday evening in the big garret, on which occasions the ceremonies were as follows: Three chairs were arranged in a row before a table on which was a lamp, also four white badges, with a big 'P.C.' in different colors on each, and the weekly newspaper called, The Pickwick Portfolio, to which all contributed something, while Jo, who reveled in pens and ink, was the editor.†   (source)
  • Will had come to fetch a portfolio of his own sketches which he had missed in the act of packing his movables, and did not choose to leave behind.†   (source)
  • "Idiotic woman!" he said to himself, sat down to the table, and, opening a portfolio, he set to work at once with peculiar fervor at a sketch he had begun.†   (source)
  • I had scarce tied the strings of the portfolio, when, looking at his watch, he said abruptly — "It is nine o'clock: what are you about, Miss Eyre, to let Adele sit up so long?†   (source)
  • After a turn of the road, there he was with the portfolio under his arm; but the next moment she was passing him while he raised his hat, and she felt a pang at being seated there in a sort of exaltation, leaving him behind.†   (source)
  • You had your portfolio with you, then?†   (source)
  • "I know, my dear, kind princess," said Anna Mikhaylovna, seizing the portfolio so firmly that it was plain she would not let go easily.†   (source)
  • On one occasion, Mr. Pickwick put on a pair of spectacles without any glass, rapped upon the table, hemmed, and having stared hard at Mr. Snodgrass, who was tilting back in his chair, till he arranged himself properly, began to read: ------------------------------------------------_ "THE PICKWICK PORTFOLIO" MAY 20, 18— POET'S CORNER ANNIVERSARY ODE Again we meet to celebrate With badge and solemn rite, Our fifty-second anniversary, In Pickwick Hall, tonight.†   (source)
  • He lays the portfolio on the table, takes out the sketch and fastens it to the table with thumb-tacks.†   (source)
  • On reaching the offices of the board, Stepan Arkadyevitch, escorted by a deferential porter with a portfolio, went into his little private room, put on his uniform, and went into the boardroom.†   (source)
  • The other gentlemen speculated with equal rashness in all sorts of frail trifles, and wandered helplessly about afterward, burdened with wax flowers, painted fans, filigree portfolios, and other useful and appropriate purchases.†   (source)
  • One day he had had company to dinner, and had sent for my portfolio; in order, doubtless, to exhibit its contents: the gentlemen went away early, to attend a public meeting at Millcote, as Mrs. Fairfax informed me; but the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not accompany them.†   (source)
  • And from that hut, while Denisov was speaking, a general with a portfolio under his arm really did appear.†   (source)
  • Will had found his portfolio, and had laid it on the table at the far end of the room, to turn over the sketches and please himself by looking at the memorable piece of art which had a relation to nature too mysterious for Dorothea.†   (source)
  • Now, how could a sailor find room in his pocket for a portfolio large enough to contain an official letter?†   (source)
  • One of the members going down—a lean official with a portfolio—stood out of his way and looked disapprovingly at the legs of the stranger, then glanced inquiringly at Oblonsky.†   (source)
  • But Anna Mikhaylovna went forward a step or two to keep her hold on the portfolio, and changed her grip.†   (source)
  • The count's sad face was illumined by a faint smile, as he noticed the portfolio which the receiver-general held in his hand.†   (source)
  • Left alone, after putting his manuscripts together in the new portfolio bought by her, he washed his hands at the new washstand with the elegant fittings, that had all made their appearance with her.†   (source)
  • Moving into the middle of the table a portfolio of papers, with a scarcely perceptible smile of self-satisfaction, he took a pencil from a rack and plunged into the perusal of a complex report relating to the present complication.†   (source)
  • A moment afterwards Julie saw him go up-stairs carrying two or three heavy ledgers, a portfolio, and a bag of money.†   (source)
  • Their efforts in the struggle for the portfolio were the only sounds audible, but it was evident that if the princess did speak, her words would not be flattering to Anna Mikhaylovna.†   (source)
  • "I don't even know what is in this paper," said the younger of the two ladies, addressing Prince Vasili and pointing to an inlaid portfolio she held in her hand.†   (source)
  • The other day a banker's clerk brought him fifty thousand francs in a portfolio about the size of your plate; yesterday his banker brought him a hundred thousand francs in gold."†   (source)
  • "They're not here," she said, shutting the drawer; but from that action he saw he had guessed right, and roughly pushing away her hand, he quickly snatched a portfolio in which he knew she used to put her most important papers.†   (source)
  • Prince Vasili had come to the conclusion that it was necessary to throw this bone—a bill for thirty thousand rubles—to the poor princess that it might not occur to her to speak of his share in the affair of the inlaid portfolio.†   (source)
  • The young girl to whom this question was addressed drew from an inlaid secretary a small portfolio with a lock, in which she counted twenty-three bank-notes.†   (source)
  • He carries a large portfolio labelled Matcham's Masterstrokes.†   (source)
  • He had a portfolio full of Celtic literature in one hand, in the other a phial marked Poison.†   (source)
  • (He extends his portfolio) We have here damning evidence, the corpus delicti, my lord, a specimen of my maturer work disfigured by the hallmark of the beast.†   (source)
  • —As 'twere, in the peerless panorama of Ireland's portfolio, unmatched, despite their wellpraised prototypes in other vaunted prize regions, for very beauty, of bosky grove and undulating plain and luscious pastureland of vernal green, steeped in the transcendent translucent glow of our mild mysterious Irish twilight….†   (source)
  • …and applying come I, Outbidding at the start the old cautious hucksters, Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah, Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson, Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, Belus, Brahma, Buddha, In my portfolio placing Manito loose, Allah on a leaf, the crucifix engraved, With Odin and the hideous-faced Mexitli and every idol and image, Taking them all for what they are worth and not a cent more, Admitting they were alive and did the work of…†   (source)
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