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  • More and more light broke in upon them; distincter and distincter dreams disturbed them; an accumulating crowd of objects and impressions swarmed about his rest; and so he passed from babyhood to childhood, and became a talking, walking, wondering Dombey.

    Dombey and Son

  • The vague dread that had been in my mind since I had seen the inhuman face of the man at the stream grew distincter as I stood there.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • After breakfast, Plymouth arose into view, and grew distincter to their nearing vision, the Breakwater appearing like a streak of phosphoric light upon the surface of the sea.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Our country's 28th president once wrote that "there is no distincter tendency in congressional history than the tendency to subject even the details of administration" to constant congressional supervision.

    National Performance Review Report Chapter

  • We therefore halted by the road-side, and while I committed the glory to memory, Iglesias entrusted his distincter memorial to a sketch-book.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • Moral Philosophy is essentially utilitarian or prudential Right action presupposes Thought or Thinking, partly on the development of a clearer and distincter conception of the end of desire, partly as the deduction from that of rules which state the normally effective conditions of its realisation.

    Ethics

  • Now we have distincter proof than even this that these things are three.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series

  • He leant his head against the wall, and the sound became distincter.

    Austin and His Friends

  • Norwegian words, and their constant, drawling repetition became distincter as the vessel, like an ice-berg, tore through the frothing surge towards us.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Doe was ascending from the bottom of his great well: the voices were becoming distincter, a pain in his head and body worse.

    Tell England A Study in a Generation

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