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  • I did not find it coming into the road at the point where I expected, and after some fruitless efforts to find it, in which I was often deceived by seeing squads from the battlefield come out of the woods in such manner as to cause me to mistake them for the head of my brigade,

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • Always when she got any thing nice she brought it to Lotty or Ella and they took it from her & seemed to enjoy it coming out of her pocket, wrapped in a piece of clean cloth, or a scrap of brown paper.

    Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball. Diary, 1860-1866

  • Even if they did see it coming in the last twinkling of their lives, at a full charge into pitch blackness they would never have a chance to avert their doom.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • A ceaseless battle for power that has lasted generations, all of it coming to a head tomorrow, at a once-in-five-thousand-year event, an event which can grant absolute power: the arrival of the Tartarus Sunspot.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • So to my office, where we sat till noon, and then I to dinner with Sir W. Pen, and while we were at it coming my wife to the office, and so I sent for her up, and after dinner we took coach and to the Duke's playhouse, where we saw "The Duchess of Malfy" well performed, but Betterton and Ianthe to admiration.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sep/Oct 1662

  • Goebel had sent a truck over, and I met it coming back, full of stripes and spots.

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • The site brings together a range of biographical information, most of it coming from Russ Kingman's A Pictorial Biography of Jack London.

    Our Coveted Awards & Jack London Man of the Year Award

  • I should have gathered that I was ready for a fall from grace, and I should have sensed it coming when I “sterilized” one of the airlocks by melting it into useless bit of warped plastic.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Gornt saw it coming and hung on to an H-beam, the others hanging on as best they could.

    Noble House

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