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  • It seems that Lincoln actually took lessons in broadsword exercise from a Major Duncan; and at the appointed time all parties proceeded to the chosen field, near Alton.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • On the chosen date, I rode the Hanoverian out north in the dusk, the ring nestling in a pouch of velvet in my waistcoat pocket.

    Cold Mountain

  • IT MAKES SENSE that the American Chinatown is moving in this direction, and that Las Vegas is the chosen land of this enterprise.

    American Chinatown

  • King Olaf said, "When King Harold, my father, went westward to England, the chosen men in Norway followed him: but Norway was so emptied then, that such men have not since been to find in the country, nor especially such a leader as King Harold was for wisdom and bravery."

    English Traits (1856)

  • A scapegoat must be found, and apparently Holleben was the chosen victim.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • And they were men handpicked by Washbourn: men who had keen eyes and keen minds, who would not get flustered or frightened, and who could be relied on, whether the ship was rolling or pitching in a heavy sea, zig-zagging, burning or sinking, to go on turning the hand wheels which would keep the Director Sight, and, in turn, the guns aimed. at the chosen enemy.

    Graf Spee

  • Mrs. Crick congratulated Tess on the shilly-shallying having at last come to an end, and said that directly she set eyes on Tess she divined that she was to be the chosen one of somebody who was no common outdoor man; Tess had looked so superior as she walked across the barton on that afternoon of her arrival; that she was of a good family she could have sworn.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • On week-days the boys favored an underground circulating library, named after Mr. Beadle, and the hay-mow was the chosen reading room.

    Mark Twain and the Old Time Subscription Book

  • As the chosen leader of the Jews, in constant touch with God, Moses is the Old Testament prefiguration for Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • I was one of the chosen few, to be born in Alabam '

    If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie

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