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  • The occasions where we spoke, our usual, ten-second conversations always ended in laughter, or us exchanging a hi-five.

    One Season

  • After a pause, we shared a ten-second hug and I kissed his forehead in reverence.

    One Season

  • She slid the minibomb onto the lockbox and thumbed in a ten-second countdown.

    Etched in Bone

  • Then, depending on how inflamed the area is inside, the stint that they'll put in while it heals will be there for anywhere between one and six weeks (apparently, taking that out is a ten-second in-office procedure, which also squicks me out).


  • In his "ten-second rebuttal" before the Election Commisson's Probable Cause panel, Smith complained that Arnebeck never asked him for the list.

    Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: Ohio Chamber Lies and Hides Election Buys

  • Still, horrible as most of it sounded, she kept listening: first to ten-second bits, then to whole songs, whole albums.

    Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • The cat-net on the cot lasted for the five minutes before Snowball worked out how to remove it, we let the cats back into the bedroom after ten minutes on the first night home from hospital, and the ten-second rule applies to everything that touches the floor in this house.

    Cat Naps « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • A ten-second instruction that penetrated her sleep like a knife slicing through flesh before the click and vast nothingness of disconnection.

    The Priest

  • A methodical victory with a ten-second advantage offered the Tennessee native and Fairfax, California, resident ample time to celebrate 150 meters from the line.

    Hanson, Carroll take different paths to San Rafael Twilight Criterium wins

  • If they could survive the ten-second run without being shot, they just might make it.

    The Thieves of Darkness


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