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  • v. A disclaimer stating that the person speaking will not do something.


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  • Drinking blood from a Happy Meal on legs seemed only a step or two above sucking out their predigested internal organs, but since Menolly was willingly accepting our support, far be it from me to make waves.


  • It may have been anticipated that I would, Thoreau-like, set down in details and in figures the exact character and cost of every designed alteration to this scene; but the idea, as soon as it occurred, was sternly suppressed, for however cheerful a disciple I am of that philosopher, far be it from me to belittle him by parody.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Jove for his power to thunder "; far be it from pot-house politicians and self-constituted village Warwicks.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,


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