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  • "It is for thee to say he shall not go from me," she answered softly, a half-sob in her throat.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • She caught her breath in a half-sob, then tightened her lips as she rose.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • "I am frightened," Saxon quavered huskily, with a half-sob of nervousness.

    CHAPTER III

  • The events of the last several days filled her head, and a half-sob escaped her.

    Priceless

  • She moved once, making a small sound like a baby's half-sob and was still.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Sophie made a sound that was half-laugh, half-sob.

    Not So Innocent

  • As if anyone would anyway, Quark thought with a self-pitying half-sob.

    MILLENNIUM

  • "Jacquie darling!" she exclaimed, a hand muffling her half-sob as she stepped back to look at her.

    The Master Fiddler

  • She placed both hands on the arms of her chair to raise herself; walked feebly to the hearth where a moment before Aileen had stood, and raising her eyes to the smiling ones looking down into hers, confessed her woman's weakness in bitter words that mingled with a half-sob:

    Flamsted quarries

  • And the woman, with a half-sob, yielded herself to the strong, young arms, nor wasted a thought upon that crushed and broken talent now lying between them, dead, upon the paint-stained floor.

    The Genius

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