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  • Keillor's "I vish to be alone" impulse strikes a chord with me not so much because I crave isolation, but because I crave less.

    Vanishing into the Metropolis

  • I vish to tell you dat diss ‘Commander Ali Dizaei’ is, in fact, not my good self.

    Update on Woffle « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Between her bizarre bearing down on her accent and the - "winkin '" (she must be relayin 'signals in moose-code) and various other facial contortions I had to turn off the tel-ah-vish-un.

    Sarah's De-G'in of American Speakin'

  • ‘Dear ME I vish it vos, my dear,’ replied Sam, dropping behind, to let his master get out of hearing.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • ‘Yes,’ said Sam, ‘and I vish they’d bring out the have – his – carcase.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • ‘By all means if you vish it,’ retorted Mr Scaley;

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • “Beg your pardon, Colonel, I vish to speak to you most particular.”

    Vanity Fair

  • A dondhering vesh vish, Magnam Carpam, es hit neat zoo? —

    Finnegans Wake

  • Dumezil argued that all Indo-European religions have three hierarchical functions: sacred sovereignty, force, and fecundity, represented by the categories of brahman, rajan or kshatra, and vish.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • 'Not a bit on it,' said Sam; 'she'll vish there wos more, and that's the great art o' letter-writin'.'

    Sam Weller's Walentine

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