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  • Yet if a slender nail hath nipt his bloom to deflour it,

    Poems and Fragments

  •     So clear'd softly between and tooth-nipt even it ever

    Poems and Fragments

  • Blanche struck hers only to the saddest of tunes; and sang elegies over her dead hopes, dirges over her early frost-nipt buds of affection, as became such a melancholy fate and Muse.

    The History of Pendennis

  • What though the sensibility be at first faint and reluctant, like the appearance of an early spring-flower in frosty winter, which seems afraid of being nipt by an easterly blast!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I wish you would permit me, a young creature, just turned of nineteen years of age, blooming and healthy as I was a few months ago, now nipt by the cold hand of death, to influence you, in these my last hours, to a life of regularity and repentance for any past evils you may have been guilty of.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The nurse, well skilled in the mysteries of her occupation, persuades the patient, that her malady, far from being slight or chimerical, may proceed to a very dangerous degree of the hysterical affection, unless it be nipt in the bud by some very effectual remedy.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • And straitly nipt the hand, and flung it from her;

    Idylls of the King

  • If his heart had slept but a few years longer, he might have been saved; but it awoke in its infancy; it had power, but no knowledge; and it was ruined, even as a too early-blowing bud is nipt by the killing frost.

    The Last Man

  • Indeed the children appear to be nipt in the bud, having neither the graces nor charms of their age.

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

  • Yet the snow fell so deep as he came in his sleigh, That his fingers and toes were frost-nipt on the way.

    Dominion of Canada Day Luncheon

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