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  • Jean Valjean lived neither in the pavilion nor the garden; she took greater pleasure in the paved back courtyard, than in the enclosure filled with flowers, and in his little lodge furnished with straw-seated chairs than in the great drawing-room hung with tapestry, against which stood tufted easy-chairs.

    Les Miserables

  • Behind the dining-room was the library, fitted with busts and books all of a size, and wonderful easy-chairs, and solemn bronzes in the severe classic style.

    The History of Pendennis

  • There were two easy-chairs; a standing reading-desk piled with bills; a couple of very meagre briefs on a broken-legged study-table.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Next time you're in Chiba city, go to Aozora, the electronics store there; their easy-chairs put those in the Sharper Image to shame.

    靖国椅子 or, "Yasukini Isu" or, "Yasukuni chair"...

  • Open books were lying on the table, on the two easy-chairs, and on the carpet near the table.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • “No, thank you, I never sit in easy-chairs,” said the old gentleman, seating himself on a small chair near the door.

    Adam Bede

  • But no one was so badly treated as the poor sofas, easy-chairs, and rugs!

    The Wife

  • All were waiting: uncle Charles, who sat far away in the shadow of the window, Dante and Mr Casey, who sat in the easy-chairs at either side of the hearth, Stephen, seated on a chair between them, his feet resting on the toasted boss.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The portieres were of a grayish blue and the chairs were of all shapes, of all sizes; scattered about the room were couches and large and small easy-chairs, all covered with Louis XVI. brocade, or Utrecht velvet, a cream colored ground with garnet flowers.

    Bel Ami

  • The modest spruceness, the sedateness and tidiness of his earlier years, was replaced by a careless swagger and slovenliness quite insufferable; he rolled from side to side as he walked, lolled in easy-chairs, put his elbows on the table, stretched and yawned, and behaved rudely to his aunt and the servants.

    A Sportsman's Sketches


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