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  • This hovel, however, joined a cottage of a neat and pleasant appearance; but, after my late dearly-bought experience, I dared not enter it.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • This hovel, however, joined a cottage of a neat and pleasant appearance; but, after my late dearly-bought experience, I dared not enter it.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • This hovel, however, joined a cottage of a neat and pleasant appearance; but, after my late dearly-bought experience, I dared not enter it.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • When he had consumed his dearly-bought bread, he got on his legs again, forgot his misery and comforted himself with the thought that he could always see enough with one eye.

    Household Tales

  • Only Tayledras-trained or an Adept with the dearly-bought control he and Savil shared could handle it.

    Magic's Promise

  • Only Tayledras-trained or an Adept with the dearly-bought control he and Savil shared could handle it.

    Magic's Promise

  • On his previous visits to the two Russian ports he had encountercd from his allies, blood brothers who should have been in tears of gratitude for the dearly-bought and vital supplies being ferried to their stricken country, nothing but sullen -. ness, indifference, a marked lack of co-operation and, not occasionally, downright hostility.

    San Andreas

  • But the ever-provident Gatty, calling on the little girls, ran out, and collected the dearly-bought food; and, taking the little girls, she went boldly to the gardens, and between them they brought in a plentiful supply of everything.

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

  • Claiming reversal of that fine with dearly-bought success.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)

  • The result of this movement was the bloody combat of Fuentes d'Onore, a complete but dearly-bought triumph for our arms.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

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