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  • They shared a rough breakfast "with a half-savage, half - civilized company of armed and bearded mountaineers."

    A Desperado Rides Again

  • This clunking and faintly sinister statement did not come from a colonial administrator explaining that liberty was all well and good for freeborn Englishmen but the half-savage natives needed order.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • This clunking and faintly sinister statement did not come from a colonial administrator explaining that liberty was all well and good for freeborn Englishmen but the half-savage natives needed order.

    Nick Cohen on Amnesty International

  • The Americans, as historian John Dower has shown, regarded the Japanese as half-child, half-savage, to be pitied or condescended to but also to be feared.

    Sea of Thunder

  • But in imagination she pictured to herself the usual life of a Malay girl — the usual succession of heavy work and fierce love, of intrigues, gold ornaments, of domestic drudgery, and of that great but occult influence which is one of the few rights of half-savage womankind.

    Almayer's Folly

  • It was the Warsaw of our part of the world: there was a splendid, ruined, half-civilised nobility, ruling over a half-savage population.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Otherwise Nina adapted herself wonderfully to the circumstances of a half-savage and miserable life.

    Almayer's Folly

  • The Americans, as historian John Dower has shown, regarded the Japanese as half-child, half-savage, to be pitied or condescended to but also to be feared.

    Sea of Thunder

  • The girl herself never complained — perhaps from dictates of prudence, but more likely through the strange, resigned apathy of half-savage womankind.

    Almayer's Folly

  • The squareness of lower jaw, the full red lips, the mobile nostrils, and the proud carriage of the head gave the impression of a being half-savage, untamed, perhaps cruel, and corrected the liquid softness of the almost feminine eye, that general characteristic of the race.

    Almayer's Folly

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