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  • The only problem is to avoid the breastbone; it goes down lower than ye think, and if ye get yer knife stuck in that soft bit on the tip, it will hardly harm yer victim at all, but ye'll be wi'out a knife, and he'll ha 'you.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • I tol 'Karamjit where we went-an' when Memsa'b comes 'ome wi'out us-

    The Wizard Of London

  • "We ain't leavin 'wi'out we collect what's ours, an' a bit more fer th 'trouble yer caused."

    The Wizard Of London

  • It is but excessive few, it is but just an exception here and there, now and then, sich as ye two young uns and me, that being in a different sphere, can understand t 'one t' other, and be friends wi'out slavishness o 'one hand, or pride o' t 'other.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • A household o 'women is nivver fit to be comed on wi'out warning.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • We've seen it, though - sure enough, Crixus is over the moon, haverin 'on about the returned prodigal, an' biddin 'Joe take ye tae Concord wi'out delay, where ye'll be presented tae Brown at the house of Frank Sanborn.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • There's times to fight wi'out counting the cost, but there's times ye bite your tongue and bide your time.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • "I'd say ye're dogsmeat, if you untie yon lass wi'out a dirk in your hand."

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • If they was to catch us there, wi 'the Government wind pinning us on the coast, they could impound us, empty an' all, 'cos o' the law as lays down that if you're rigged and fitted for slavin ', like we are, they can pinch you even wi'out a black aboard.

    Flash For Freedom

  • Juliet's name was Capulet, an 'Romeo's was Montague, an' the Capilets and the Montagues hated each other so as they could niver meet wi'out havin 'a bit of a turn-up one with another.

    Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

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