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  • The _Times_, slowly convinced that Atlanta would have influence in the election, and as always clever above its contemporaries in the delicate process of face-about to save its prestige, arrived in October at the point where it could join in prediction of Lincoln's re-election.

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • There resulted for British diplomats both at Washington and in London a deep-seated suspicion of Seward, long after he had made a complete face-about in policy.

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • The collie, eager for work, skirted round and brought them all face-about suddenly, barking his threats along the van, and then closed in some stragglers, according to instructions received from the distance.

    The Wrong Woman

  • Palmerston's willingness to listen to suggestions of what would have amounted to a complete face-about of British policy on America, his

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • In any case Russell at once made a complete face-about from the policy he had outlined in reply to Lord Houghton.

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • The remedy for this peculiar outrage not at once presenting itself, he turned on his heel and made another trip to the farther window where he at once came face-about and began patrolling the hallway, past the door and back again, his spurs clicking sharply and his high boot-heels punctuating his progress as if every step put a period to his thoughts.

    The Wrong Woman

  • For his face-about there were, at least, two intelligible reasons.

    The Abolitionists Together With Personal Memories Of The Struggle For Human Rights

  • What, then, was the basic consideration in Russell's mind leading to such a face-about on declared policy?

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • But somehow the collective mind of the younger set knew within a week that Marjorie's most reliable beau had made an amazing face-about and was giving an indisputable rush to

    Flappers and Philosophers

  • So remarkable a face-about seemed to dumbfound our men.

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

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