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  • Behind unlifted lids, a film unexpurgated from the memory of the past nine months unreeled itself.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • It brought to mind the urban legend about horses 'lifted or unlifted legs signifying whether the rider was wounded, killed or passed through a battle without harm (one leg off the ground, wounded; two legs off the ground, died in battle; all four legs on the ground, survivor).

    Kroger report on Adams imminent, sources say (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • While it was fun to see so many specialized boutiques and to rub coudes* with the rich and famous, consumerism and people watching have nothing on the charm and character of the city itself; the real joy is in witnessing the unglossed and unlifted faces of the old buildings and immersing oneself in the old ways of a once unknown-to-most city.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • It hurt; yes — more than if she had kept her mask unmoved, her hand unlifted.

    To Let

  • Again he accomplished the day's business with faithfulness to all details, but with the consciousness every hour of a perplexity unsolved -- a burden unlifted.

    The First Soprano

  • He spoke as the moderate leader who desired that his people leave the hatchet unlifted if they could do so with safety.

    Montlivet

  • For it could not have been alone the privation, the infinite toil, the unending suspense in constant menace of death that assaulted their courage; these they had looked for; it was rather the unlifted gloom of those tartarean depths, the unspeakable horrors of an endless valley of the shadow of death, in which every step was irrevocable ....

    The Life Radiant

  • Let the prisoner of Prana Beach drown in his hole when the rains come, let his treasure remain unlifted till Gabriel blows his trumpet; but let yours truly bask in the shade of the beach ebony, hidden from view, and fortified by dynamite -- until the satinwood shallop should see fit to return and take him off.

    It, and Other Stories

  • Even at this distance from it, when its minarets were still like shadowy fingers of an unlifted hand, Androvsky and Domini were conscious of influences streaming forth from its battlements over the sloping sands like a procession that welcomed them to a new phase of desert life.

    The Garden of Allah

  • Mr. Gunning's new cob stood hearkening with flickering ears to the various commotions of the street -- she understood them all perfectly well, but her soul being unlifted by reason of oats, she chose to resent them as impertinences.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

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