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premise
used in Selected Tales by Poe

8 uses
  • We will go and see the premises with our own eyes.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (46% in)
  • The monster, in terror, had fled the premises forever!
    2 — The Black Cat (86% in)
  • Upon the fourth day of the assassination, a party of the police came, very unexpectedly, into the house, and proceeded again to make rigorous investigation of the premises.
    2 — The Black Cat (88% in)
  • It was this deficiency, I considered, while running over in thought the perfect keeping of the character of the premises with the accredited character of the people, and while speculating upon the possible influence which the one, in the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other—it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the...
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (11% in)
  • The house was the property of Madame L. She became dissatisfied with the abuse of the premises by her tenant, and moved into them herself, refusing to let any portion.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (29% in)
  • The evening edition of the paper stated that the greatest excitement still continued in the Quartier St. Roch—that the premises in question had been carefully re-searched, and fresh examinations of witnesses instituted, but all to no purpose.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (42% in)
  • A concealed spring must, I now know, exist; and this corroboration of my idea convinced me that my premises at least, were correct, however mysterious still appeared the circumstances attending the nails.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (62% in)
  • A shriek had been heard by a neighbour during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office, and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.
    5 — The Tell-Tale Heart (77% in)

There are no more uses of "premise" in Selected Tales by Poe.

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