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  • Sir Sydney still recalls sleepless nights spent thinking about minor details of construction or possible unsuspected weaknesses which might prove fatal to his airplane in the moment of com - bat or strains.

    The HurricaneStory

  • As it happened, she had never heard Nordica sing until that day; and before the music began the great artiste and the great leader met, and in the moment of meeting became friends.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • For in the moment when the three of them hung mute and still, staring at one another, they all heard the little bell for Prime ringing in the dortoir, and knew that the sisters would be filing down the night stairs to walk in procession into the church.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin

  • Lizbeth thought he looked like a field marshal in a movie, right in the moment when he knew he was out-manned, under-supplied, and moving closer to a disastrous battle.

    The Welkening

  • On Baron Steuben's approach towards Hood's, they embarked at Westover; the wind, which, till then, had set directly up the river from the time of their leaving Jamestown, shifted in the moment to the opposite point.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • Nature seems to make a hot pause just then: all the loveliest flowers are gone; the sweet time of early growth and vague hopes is past; and yet the time of harvest and ingathering is not come, and we tremble at the possible storms that may ruin the precious fruit in the moment of its ripeness.

    Adam Bede

  • Like Wolfe, on the field of Quebec, and Gustavus Adolphus, on the Plains of Lutzen, he died in the moment of victory, and wore upon his cold, dead brow the wreath of a conqueror.

    The Negro and the White Man

  • Some of them had not occurred to me before, but were acknoleged just in the moment they were presented to my mind.

    Letters

  • In Southern India we find a similar custom to that observed among the Nez-Perc├ęs; the patient walks about in the earlier stages, then sits down with the legs stretched, her back supported by an assistant, whilst in the moment of expulsion she is placed upon her back. 133

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • Gonzales heard and in the moment of his distraction, Hugh Pepperdine plowed into him.

    Firestorm

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