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  • "He says," said Tish, as we put the top down and got out the vacuum bottle – oh, yes, Mr. Ellis had sent Tish one as a present – "that if there are any smashups they'll occur here."


  • Eventually we find our way back to Kenneggy, where the dog collapses on the front seat and we put the kettle on.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • You ought to have three or four quarters of a dollar more on each copy, but we put the lowest price on the book in terror of the Philistines, and to secure its accessibleness to the economical Public.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • BATIER: Apparently, we put the shower room over the “axis of the arrival of the beneficent spirits.”

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • No one had much enthusiasm for cycling, so we put the bikes in the trailer and drove back to Cooma.

    Journal for 17 May

  • In the wake of 1989, with boundless confidence and insufficient reflection, we put the twentieth century behind us and strode boldly into its successor swaddled in self-serving half-truths: the triumph of the West, the end of History, the unipolar American moment, the ineluctable march of globalization and the free market.

    What Have We Learned, If Anything?

  • “And seeing, in a manner of speaking, the damage was done and rain setting in, we put the remains into his own car, which is an old station-waggon.

    Death of a Fool

  • I restuck it all as best I could with the wide brown fastening tape, though the result couldn't be called secure, and we put the box back in the sideboard for the want of anywhere better.

    To The Hilt


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