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Lexicographically close words:
oestrus; oeuf; oeufs; oeuvre; oeuvres; ofer; off; offal; offals; offe
  1. I was in the smoking car when the accident occurred," he said, "and I was thrown forward so violently that I was stunned, and was carried out of the car to a place of safety.

  2. I sleep in a little room next to aunt and uncle.

  3. There is a nice little shop around the corner," he said.

  4. Later I was placed in a berth in the car ahead of this, and lay in a stupor till a short time ago, when some one discovered me and asked if my name were Conway, saying that inquiries had been made for me.

  5. I forgive you, my child, because you have told the exact truth.

  6. It would be much nicer than for you to stay here with sister and the boys while we are gone.

  7. Aunt Elizabeth had written a tiny letter which the doll had brought pinned to her muff.

  8. Say," he said, on his return, "Ellen is setting the table.

  9. One of the boys, Charlie Stabler, has been here to acknowledge his part in the affair, and to offer to pay for any damage done.

  10. I did not know; I only thought that a little girl who was so fond of her doll would be very likely to be glad to see it.

  11. Edna, therefore, could not see much of the street, but she could see the open square near by.

  12. On this Friday afternoon the gift from Uncle Justus was spent in little scalloped cakes of maple sugar, at which the children nibbled as they ran back to the square.

  13. And Miss Barnes told of Edna's trust in bringing Maggie to the Home, of Maggie's love for the little kitten, and all that she knew of the child from her own story.

  14. The latter, however, belonged to the most troublesome class, and Edna felt very much ashamed of some of them.

  15. He was very fond of keeping shop, a drug store he usually preferred to have it; this probably on account of the very small pair of scales among his toys.

  16. She remembered with regret that Louis did not always speak the truth; once or twice he had screened himself by blaming her for something of which she was innocent.

  17. In the meantime it was a great temptation to have the pretty doll so near and not resist the temptation of being a little envious of it.

  18. Helen Darby, come here," she called to one of her classmates.

  19. But Edna felt that whatever he might hear of the rest, he would not include her with the number of those who had misbehaved.

  20. I feel sort of queer," replied she, putting her head down on the pillow again.

  21. And then a little before the conclusion of the Peace at Nimeguen, he delivers the King speaking thus to Mons.

  22. All this would be an Account good enough of his Innocence in that point, if it had not the misfortune to be so ill plac'd.

  23. Tis indeed a good way back to the fifth Page of his Letter: And therefore what he says there, one may by the help of a little Charity, impute to the shortness of his Memory.

  24. This great Ambassador, to say the truth, is a very Bubble, and has as little Wit in some parts of the Letter, as Honesty in the other.

  25. Which Resolution it seems was taken about the beginning of the Year 1681.

  26. I do not think the knight 155 would offer it: but these that accuse him in his intent towards our wives are a yoke of his discarded men; very rogues, now they be out of service.

  27. Tis time I were choked with a piece of toasted cheese.

  28. He will make you ioynter of three hundred pound a yeare, he shall make you a Gentlewoman.

  29. Marry, she says that the very same man that beguiled Master Slender of his chain cozened him of it.

  30. Brooke, there was a compound of the most 65 Villanous smel, that euer offended nostrill.

  31. Alas, three of Master Ford’s brothers watch the door with pistols, that none shall issue out; otherwise you might slip away ere he came.

  32. Transcriber’s Note: The number 10 refers to the last line of Scene XIII, carried over to the “Enter.

  33. Farwell, I loue not the humor of bread and cheese: And theres the humor of it.

  34. I will be, as sure as his guts are made of puddings.

  35. She dwells so securely on the excellency of her honour, that the folly of my soul dares not present itself: she is too bright to be looked 220 against.

  36. I'm laughin' this mornin' as luck will 'ave it.

  37. With an outburst] No; we don't only love ourselves; there is more.

  38. It is not that at all--that is not the worst thing in life.

  39. The figure of a soldier appears on the other side of the stile.

  40. In spite of make-up it has a queer, unholy, touching beauty.

  41. Slowly] Mate, you done your bit, an' I done mine.

  42. THE GIRL stands hesitating, and suddenly bursts into tears.

  43. It's so dreadful when it's your own, isn't it?

  44. A hand, slipping in at the casement window, softly lays a pair of braces on the windowsill.

  45. There was a slender gap in the wall behind the heap of stones, and the lad fell back into this, still clutching his missile in his hand.

  46. In the midst of this disorder, and in no way incommoded by the close atmosphere of the room, which reeked of beer and stale liquors, the butler sat thinking far into the night.

  47. Fear had deprived him of the power of speech, and he could only look.

  48. No one answered, but the bearer of the light seemed to pause in the middle of the floor as if struck by a sudden thought.

  49. He had torn off part of one sleeve to bind his head, and this, with his unshaven chin and haggard eyes, contributed to his wild and desperate appearance.

  50. But Mistress Gridley, though she had had scant notice of the occasion, was of a harder kind.

  51. The aspect of the two as they stood side by side was so forbidding, that the child, faint with fatigue and disappointment, had hard work to repress his tears.

  52. The shade and the feeling of moisture which prevailed in this under-world were so welcome that for a moment the two stood leaning against the dark wall, the overhanging edge of peat effectually protecting them from the sun's rays.

  53. When he did, and the face of the lad he had seen by the gate grew as it were out of the panel, his first feeling was one of alarm.

  54. They had little to fear from observation; and familiarity with danger so early breeds contempt that Frank fancied he had been in hiding here a week instead of a day, and felt a proportionate confidence in his lurking place.

  55. Then more troops of horse, whom he duly nicked, and then some tumbrils, which at first the boy took for guns, but afterwards perceived to be laden with ammunition.

  56. The two had advanced without thought to the foot of the tree which Frank had indicated, and in doing so had quitted the shelter of the rift, from which an open space a dozen yards in width now separated them.

  57. You have not done this--surely you have not done this thing.

  58. The other person is his only son and heir, a dreamy-eyed young fellow, who looks about twenty-six but is nearer thirty.

  59. It is a matchless morning in rural England.

  60. No matter how much it might cloud up later, it always began with a clear sky.

  61. First, she was at the bottom of the ladder, and absolutely obscure wages thirteen dollars a week and find her own pads.

  62. Which one had I better--" "Oh, take any of them.

  63. But when Gwendolen rose up promptly and smiled a glad smile and said with thankfulness and blessing, "Must you go?

  64. Already she's as red as the soul of a watermelon!

  65. People who don't rightly know him may think he is commonplace, but to my mind he is one of the most unusual men I ever saw.

  66. There, competency was no recommendation; political backing, without competency, was worth six of it.

  67. I will make him confess every crime he ever committed.

  68. Everybody calls himself a lady or gentleman, and thinks he is, and don't care what anybody else thinks him, so long as he don't say it out loud.

  69. But the fact is, we have to keep a young negro girl just to take care of them, and a negro woman to do the housework and help take care of them.

  70. Perfect ass; they say she's got diamonds in every hotel in the country.

  71. A theory that pleased him better was, that this cablegram would be followed by another, of a gentler sort, requiring him to come home.

  72. And the old sailor-man is full of sound religion, and is as devoted a student of the Bible and misquoter of it as you can find anywhere.

  73. It seemed to her so good to be kissed by him.

  74. I wonder if, after all, I am so very different from other women in thinking that love is more to be preferred than a career.

  75. He is not altogether an outsider," said Clifton.

  76. There is dulness of Socialism and dulness of Suburbanism.

  77. Then cannot you perceive that he had no claim on you?

  78. It is because Mr. Richmond works on such a scientific basis and in such a practical manner we are so anxious to do all we can for him.

  79. I never was bored in my life, Mr. Shirley," said Amber.

  80. And she awaited their departure with interest, knowing as she did that it is when the insect leaves the lily that the latter is most benefited; but without prejudice to the possibilities of the insect being also benefited.

  81. She also noticed the return of that nervous awkwardness which the younger man had displayed on meeting her on the Sunday afternoon.

  82. He lived in a garret off the Haymarket, didn't he?

  83. My beloved, never say that I have not been seeing you all my life.

  84. I think I know how you feel," he said; but he had not the smallest notion of how she felt.

  85. Have you been making a fool of Clifton and--and yourself, and do you now think to make a fool of me?

  86. You should be ashamed of yourselves," said Amber.

  87. There was considerable subsidence in the tunnels during construction and lining, amounting to an average of 0.

  88. It was considered desirable, owing to this rising of the shields, to increase the weight of the cast-iron lining, and this was done, making the weight of the completed tunnel more nearly equal to the weight of the displaced material.

  89. Surveys, borings, and thorough investigations were made, and the Metropolitan Underground Railroad Company was incorporated in the State of New York to construct this railroad.

  90. Here I was pitched without ceremony into a strange environment among persons who knew nothing of my background.

  91. There were, alas, but two ways of life--the way of right and the way of wrong, and between them lay no neutral zone.

  92. Although the oarsman ignored her approbation he was not unmindful of it.

  93. Some of it emanated from an impulse of guardianship--a desire to shield her from further misery and mishap.

  94. Still, boys will be boys, I reckon," concluded she with a deprecatory smile and a shrug of her angular shoulders.

  95. Granted that her motive had been a worthy one had it not been audacious to make of herself a god and withhold from Margaret Hayden facts she had had every right to know, facts that belonged to her?

  96. It was disconcerting to discover that she was none of these things.

  97. All that remained was for him to go away and forget me--return to his wife, his home, and the interests and obligations of his former life.

  98. Nobody should be the wiser because of her.

  99. It is a fine day and you had better make the most of the tide.

  100. As it fell to the ground, out rolled such a glory of jewels the girl could scarcely believe her eyes.

  101. Guiltily Sylvia took off her sparkling regalia; tumbled it unceremoniously into its case; and slipped it into the drawer underneath a pile of nightdresses.

  102. As she whispered the name, she was conscious of hot blood rushing to her cheeks.

  103. Some say, again, that hair should never be burnt, but only buried, a superstition founded on a tradition that at the resurrection its owner will come in search of it.

  104. On the other hand, it is customary with some persons to throw a piece of their hair into the fire, drawing various omens from the way it burns.

  105. The crowing of the cock, also, at the dead of night is regarded as equally ominous.

  106. On the following morning the sex of the first person who enters, exclusive of the members of the household, indicates the sex of the child.

  107. In days gone by a celebrated cure for this complaint was the "cramp-ring," allusions to which we find in many of our old authors.

  108. It is related that, at one of the confirmations of the venerable Bishop Bathurst, an old woman was observed eagerly pressing forward to the church.

  109. These he regarded not but did entreat That Jove, usurper of his father's seat, Might presently be banished into hell, And aged Saturn in Olympus dwell.

  110. Had wild Hippolytus Leander seen Enamoured of his beauty had he been.

  111. Leander now, like Theban Hercules, Entered the orchard of th' Hesperides; Whose fruit none rightly can describe but he That pulls or shakes it from the golden tree.

  112. Let it suffice That my slack Muse sings of Leander's eyes, Those orient cheeks and lips, exceeding his That leaped into the water for a kiss Of his own shadow and, despising many, Died ere he could enjoy the love of any.

  113. Her kirtle blue, whereon was many a stain, Made with the blood of wretched lovers slain.

  114. One is no number; maids are nothing then Without the sweet society of men.

  115. And as in fury of a dreadful fight, Their fellows being slain or put to flight, Poor soldiers stand with fear of death dead strooken, So at her presence all surprised and tooken, Await the sentence of her scornful eyes.

  116. His dangling tresses, that were never shorn, Had they been cut, and unto Colchos borne, Would have allured the vent'rous youth of Greece To hazard more than for the golden fleece.

  117. And but that Learning in despite of Fate Will mount aloft and enter heaven gate And to the seat of Jove itself advance, Hermes had slept in hell with Ignorance.

  118. These lovers parleyed by the touch of hands; True love is mute, and oft amazed stands.

  119. I have no desire to discourage those who have this habit fastened on them.

  120. Mr. Benson is one of the most powerful and eloquent orators that have ever stood before an audience.

  121. Eugene Sue found his genius in a bottle of claret; Swinburne in absinthe, and so on.

  122. The smile with which they would say, "I told you so!

  123. It is next to impossible to get a drunkard to tell where he got his liquor.

  124. The sale of liquor has been legalized, and so long as that is the case I would blame no man for refusing to tell where he got his liquor.

  125. Concede this, and then answer if it is not on such evidence that the common idea is based that alcohol is a cause of inspiration, or that it supports the system to the endurance of unusual mental labor.

  126. From one of the journals of my native State I clip the concluding extract: "Luther Benson, the gifted inebriate orator, is still struggling against the demon of strong drink.

  127. He said he had had delirium tremens several times, once for fifteen days, and gave an exceedingly minute and graphic description of his torments.

  128. I could feel my heart throb and beat as though it would burst out of my body.

  129. It would help me to pass away the time, if nothing more came of it.

  130. Then they would take red-hot irons, and burn and scrape my flesh from my bones.

  131. My most earnest prayer to God has been that I may do some good to compensate in some measure for the talent which he gave me, and which I have so sadly wasted.

  132. The good effects of months of abstinence may be swept away in an hour.

  133. That cry for communism is no new one in the history of mankind.

  134. Little thought has been taken by these altruistic reformers for the application of the doctrines they uphold.

  135. The evils of existing systems obscure the blessings that attend them; and, where reform is needed, the cry is raised for subversion.

  136. The cause of such phenomena is not far to seek.

  137. The readers of Mr. Matthew Arnold's works must have noticed the emphasis with which he dwells on the instinct of expansion as a factor in human progress.

  138. In its political aspects, it involves the absolute dominion of the State over the actions and property of its subjects.

  139. In a world where a man's activity is measured by the nearness of reward, it would hold up a prospective recompense as an equal stimulant to labor.

  140. He was silent for a minute, so silent Green could imagine he heard the wheels turning within his head.

  141. So dark was it they could pass within touching distance and not be seen or heard.

  142. They are safe doing that, as it has not failed to shine on Festival Day for a thousand years.

  143. Grinning gap-toothedly, he reached into the pouch that hung from his belt, and pulled out the hexagonal ivories.

  144. It took him a few seconds to understand that she did believe he was a demon and that it made no difference to her.

  145. If they didn't exist it would be necessary to invent them.

  146. I suppose that it will be a fine burning, since the priests have predicted that the sun will shine at high noon.

  147. Then, as they came to within fifty miles of their destination, small pleasure yachts appeared in increasing numbers.

  148. No," said the sailor, "this is my affair.

  149. By Mennirox, is that not a wisp I detect in the northeast quarter?

  150. But the amazing thing was that when they came by that very spot a month later, the hole was gone.

  151. But I couldn't do it without absolutely convincing evidence, and even if I'd had that I suppose I'm too civilized to kill him in cold blood.

  152. Surely they could not have conceived in their wildest dreams of its present use, a mobile fortress for a tribe of cannibals?

  153. If you didn't die of your own disease you caught somebody else's.

  154. And how they had taken the women as slaves and bred children and how the Effenycan blood was now half Krinkansprunger and that was where they got their blue eyes.

  155. I can't propose that unless you've done something spectacular and for the profit of the clan.

  156. If it be put in a real, tangible, and unevasive way I shall accept, pitching my friends the Tories to the winds.

  157. He was chagrined to find, when the dinner-hour had arrived, that instead of putting in an appearance his lordship sent a belated and lame apology.

  158. I am responsible, and if I am not to pay for stock in which I hold a vested right, settle the a/c and let the transaction be finished.

  159. During the autumn of 1854 he submitted to M'Glashan a proposal for an interesting series of papers--"Stories of the Ruined Houses of Ireland.

  160. He usually slept for an hour after this meal, and then he would wake up, good-humoured and brisk, and ready for a bout of work.

  161. Now Mr Wardlaw knows, and the books will prove, that my terms with M'Glashan were L20 per sheet.

  162. He learned how to lead, and he also acquired a juster estimate of his own powers, and greater confidence in himself.

  163. The opening of 1850 found the author of 'Roland Cashel' struggling to make headway with a new work of fiction, for which he was troubled not only to find a satisfactory plot but even a satisfactory title.

  164. And to follow up the illustration, if you object to the order of their service, I reply that I have lived long enough in Germany to be quite content at finding puddings precede soups and fish come after cheese.

  165. Besides having a very excellent Opera, it boasts of one of the best museums in Germany, and of a very respectable Gallery of Painting and Sculpture.

  166. I should like to despatch before I left this.

  167. Nothing breaks the dull monotony of a voyage on the lower Rhine except the sight of some vast raft of timber, peopled by its myriads of inhabitants, dropping down the current.

  168. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "of" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    offer sacrifices; office building; office till; office work; officers were; official duty; official exchange; official members; official organ; official residence; often accompanied; often applied; often been; often employed; often expressed; often followed; often found; often made; often quite; often repeated; often said; often seen; often spoken; often thought; often went; often wonder