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  • The biggest gap, and the one the creationists like best of all, is the one that preceded the so-called Cambrian Explosion.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • If you will take the large, red catalogue of the Army and Navy Stores, and just make a list of about fifteen of the things you would like best – prices from 2s. to 25s. – you will get a very good idea of Noël's presents, and it will help you to make up your mind in case you are asked just before your next birthday what you really need.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • We like best to go with you, nursie, and you to sit down with your sewing near – that's the nicest way.

    "Carrots": Just a Little Boy

  • As for the character of Cadio, which is more of an invention than the others, what I like best in him is his ferocious anger.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • One of Edward Bok's first acts as editor was to offer a series of prizes for the best answers to three questions he put to his readers: what in the magazine did they like least and why; what did they like best and why; and what omitted feature or department would they like to see installed?

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • Supper when I do get it, I like best on this bark-heap, after the men are away, and the tan-yard's clear.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Dalrymple's papers I imagined this was what you would like best to see.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • You will be the Leddy of Glendochart and an honoured woman, holding your head as high as ainy in the whole country, and silk gowns as many as ye desire, and coaches and horses; and what ye'll like best of all, my bonny bairn, the power to be of real service and just a good angel to them that ye like best.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

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