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  • God put him here, an 'look at the way He made him live; look at this house; see the floor, how the water runs down into that corner: it is all sagged an' leanin '-- the whole thing is rotten look at that one window, up against the wall; not a ray of sunshine ever struck it.

    John Ward, Preacher

  • There's an intimacy demonstrated there, a oneness with our Lord in the 'leanin', so like a child in a loving Father's arms.

    Leanin' on the Lord's Side

  • If I let him go he might hang hisself ter the nex 'leanin' tree.

    Children of the Bush

  • She wuz gwine thu a dark place in de woods w'en suddintly she seed a young man all wrop up in a sof 'gray blankit an' leanin '' gins 'a tree.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)

  • Justifyin 'yourself by works instead o' leanin 'onto Him!

    By Shore and Sedge

  • 'em, they appeared dreadful interested; they sot kind o 'leanin' forrards, with their meouths not more 'n harf --' n 'sartin not more' n a quarter ways -- shet; an 'when I'd got through, they giv' me another reousin 'three cheers ag'in.

    Vesty of the Basins

  • I'm kind of leanin 'toward the Dawes woman, myself. "

    Cy Whittaker's Place

  • "'Give me room!' says he, kind o 'leanin' back on the crowd.

    In Exile and Other Stories

  • "'Turn your game!' says this Holliday, when his money is down, an 'leanin' back to light a seegyar.

    Wolfville Nights

  • "No signs of him back yonder, but there's blood-tracks beginnin 'in the middle of the road, an' leanin 'along this way.

    Romance of California Life

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