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  • The red glow of torches and bonfires caused the city to resemble a miniature sun a-setting.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Look at him a-setting there — a hard man, a mean man, if ever you saw one!

    Australia Felix

  • Chapter 3 -- Watchers While Calvin was a-setting out on his journey to wherever, trying not to think about Alvin with every step, there was someone else already on a journey, also wishing she could stop thinking about Alvin.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • "I'm a-thinking of the gitting back; which, wi 'the tide a-setting out from the harbour, won't be so easy, I knows!"

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • There's a Burmah girl a-setting, and I know she thinks o 'me,

    When the Birds Begin to Sing

  • All over dem logs she saw possums, musrats and buzzards a-setting around.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 4

  • Jezebel, she was a hussy, a-setting up at a winder when David came down along thu Jerusalem.

    The Current Business Situation

  • So she went on, getting better from day to day, slow, but sure, and trying to learn the names of common things - names as she seemed never to have heerd in all her life - till one evening come, when she was a-setting at her window, looking at a little girl at play upon the beach.

    David Copperfield

  • I recollect as well as if it 'us yesterday, Lahoma a-setting there with her legs untouching of the floor, learning' A 'and' B 'and asking thousands of questions and getting herself civilized.

    Lahoma

  • If you don't see nothing in that army of settlers going into a raw land and falling to work to make it bloom like the rose, a-setting out to live in solitude for years that in due time the world may be richer by a great territory, why, you ain't got a big vision.

    Lahoma

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