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  • For example, if you are about to run a race, you visualize yourself running the race and crossing the finish line first, and presto!†   (source)
  • With a theatrical flourish and the command of Presto! the Count pressed the button for the fifth floor.†   (source)
  • Presto!†   (source)
  • Presto, the black Ministerial Alliance, which had backed Ryan in the past, switched over to Lawton.†   (source)
  • …. and PRESTO!†   (source)
  • Presto!†   (source)
  • He reaches behind Carmine's ear, and—"Presto," he says, handing him the penny.†   (source)
  • She told me yesterday that you were coming back and presto," he said, with a warm and young-sounding laugh, "here you are."†   (source)
  • He bad begun with one play and it had somehow turned into another, presto-chango.†   (source)
  • Late in his career, he moved back to guard, and, presto, he could sleep again.†   (source)
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  • I just twirled the stuff into handles for my hands, hooked my feet against the sheep's thigh bones, and presto-I felt like a baby wallaby, riding around against the sheep's chest, trying to keep the wool out of my mouth and my nose.†   (source)
  • They then go flashing down the wire that leads right into the back of the television set, and in there they get jiggled and joggled around until at last every single one of those millions of tiny pieces is fitted back into its right place (just like a jigsaw puzzle), and presto!†   (source)
  • But now he had only to push aside a brick, dig his fingers into the chink--and presto! there it was.†   (source)
  • Bilbo slowed down, and then hey presto! he vanished.†   (source)
  • The garishly colored, manically blinking lights along the midway were joined by the grating sounds of emphatic music metallically erupting out of an excess of loudspeakers-calliopes presto, marches prestissimo.†   (source)
  • He had just fixed the computer, presto change-o. "Okey dokey," Gazzy muttered, flipping through pages.†   (source)
  • How could it be, in the real world, that a knife moved an inch in the wrong direction could — presto — transform everything?†   (source)
  • " "Sarà inverno presto," the old woman said.†   (source)
  • And before you can get too far, presto-whizzo!†   (source)
  • I just said those clunks are driving me crazy, and then, in almost no time at all, presto chango, when it comes to Paul's left thumb, now you see it and now you don't.†   (source)
  • Without letting go of his hand, she led him straight to the lobby, onto the elevator, and pressed the button for the fifth floor with the command of Presto.†   (source)
  • Presto: Operation Junk Pile was born.†   (source)
  • They see a bottle of weed-killer on a shelf-and hey presto!†   (source)
  • In proof of which, While we fence, presto! all extempore I will compose a ballade.†   (source)
  • Un poco piu presto, Signori.†   (source)
  • Andate via! andate presto, presto!†   (source)
  • All I do is to put it on a star, revolve the scale till it is opposite those figures on the map underneath, and presto! there you are, the ship's precise location!"†   (source)
  • Presto!†   (source)
  • At times his mind seems far away, the Muse says naught—and then, presto! he speaks—bewitchingly! enchantingly!†   (source)
  • And, presto! heigh!†   (source)
  • And then, presto!†   (source)
  • Mr. Macey screwed up his mouth, leaned his head further on one side, and twirled his thumbs with a presto movement as his eyes followed Godfrey up the dance.†   (source)
  • …and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and—presto! the lungs fill, and instantly discharge a shriek, or a yell, or a howl which bursts the listening ear and surprises the owner of it into saying words which would not go well with a halo if he had one.†   (source)
  • That instant the stricken whale started on a fierce run, the line swiftly straightened; and presto! poor Pip came all foaming up to the chocks of the boat, remorselessly dragged there by the line, which had taken several turns around his chest and neck.†   (source)
  • There, as in a retrospective arrangement, a mirror within a mirror (hey, presto!†   (source)
  • But hey, presto, the mirror is breathed on and the young knighterrant recedes, shrivels, dwindles to a tiny speck within the mist.†   (source)
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