forehandedness love

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  • It was one of the delightful results of Katy's "forehandedness" that she could command time during those next two days to thoroughly enjoy Cousin

    Clover

  • Inconspicuous for his thrift or "forehandedness," it was nevertheless a common circumstance with him to have hundreds of pounds, in pay and prize-money, to his credit at his bankers, the Navy Pay-Office; and though during a voyage he earned his money as hardly as a horse, and was as poor as a church mouse, yet the moment he stepped ashore he made it fly by the handful and squandered it, as the saying went, like an ass.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • "forehandedness," since she made fruit-cake six months before it was to be eaten; and on that memorable night of the storm had actually produced for each child a piece of the same sort of cake, meltingly luscious and moist in one's mouth, with the statement that it had been baked just seven years before.

    The Brass Bound Box

  • Captain Motlow watched my admittedly unusual display of forehandedness with considerable suspicion, but for once I didn't care.

    Anywhen

  • "Let me felicitate you on your forehandedness," Harleston called from the next room.

    The Cab of the Sleeping Horse

  • One suspects that the Secretary may have been more complacently convinced of the forehandedness of the bureau chiefs than was his impatient associate.

    Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

  • In her wanderings with Burlingham, in her sojourn in the tenements, she had learned a great deal about the care and spending of money -- had developed that instinct for forehandedness which nature has implanted in all normal women along with the maternal instinct -- and as a necessary supplement to it.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • When, after twenty-four hours 'absence, his aide had not returned from Blentz, the chancellor had no regrets for his forehandedness.

    The Mad King

  • Full half an hour before the appointed time he was on deck, a forehandedness which was like to have proved his undoing, for Judge

    Little Miss Grouch A Narrative Based on the Log of Alexander Forsyth Smith's Maiden Transatlantic Voyage

  • When, after twenty-four hours 'absence, his aide had not returned from Blentz, the chancellor had no regrets for his forehandedness.

    The Mad King

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