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Lexicographically close words:
omnis; omniscience; omniscient; omnium; omnivorous; onager; onanism; onard; onbeknown; once
  1. And see you marks that show and fade, Like shadows on the Downs?

  2. Among them was that tall young man, Amal, whom I had met on the beach, and he smiled when he saw my necklace.

  3. He put me on my horse and led me through the woods ten long miles to this valley.

  4. De Aquila leaped up; but there was only the moonlight fretty on the floor.

  5. One eye he kept on the stone-throwing Moorish boys, and the other it roved about the streets looking for his Kingdom.

  6. He had brought away all the gold on the bank, and twice as much more, that the people of the village gave him for slaying the Devils.

  7. I was courtin’ my woman on the Marsh that year.

  8. Very often I myself lay up in the woods and watched on her also.

  9. Back we went—back across the heather under the moon, till it was nearly morning, and our poor beasts stumbled on some ruins.

  10. Even on the narrowest part of it three men with shields can walk abreast from guard-house to guard-house.

  11. After many weeks we came on the Great Shoal which stretched, as Witta’s father had said, far out to sea.

  12. He and his men killed a black goat for sacrifice on the bows; and the Yellow Man brought out a small, smiling image of dull-green glass and burned incense before it.

  13. And Puck nodded, brown chin on brown hand, his big eyes still.

  14. We saw great Roma Dea atop of the Wall, the frost on her helmet, and her spear pointed towards the North Star.

  15. Josephus speaks of two columns, the one of stone, the other of brick, on which the children of Seth wrote their inventions and astronomical discoveries.

  16. Sterne pitied the man who could travel from Dan to Beersheba, and say all "was barren:" however delighted travellers or tourists may be on their journey, it is surprising how few details are preserved in their memory.

  17. Every lover of science, on approaching this spot, will feel himself on holy ground, however the idle and incurious of our metropolis may neglect the scite, or be ignorant of its identity.

  18. The colour of the body was dirty white, bordering on cream colour; the hair on the belly rather whiter, softer and longer than on the rest of the body.

  19. It is a Grecian temple built about 1765 by the then Bishop of Durham, Dr.

  20. On the left is Tilgate Forest, which is continued by Worth Forest, whence many lovely and lonely paths lead to Horstead Keynes and West Hoathly, whose church has a land-mark spire visible for many miles.

  21. The old altar slab has five crosses, and there are one or two interesting brasses.

  22. The style of the tower is Norman, but the body of the church is of later dates.

  23. Bitter sea and glowing light, dry as dry--that describes the place.

  24. The large building on the hill above Ovingdean is Roedean College for girls; its fine situation and imposing size make it a landmark, and the seascape from its windows must be unrivalled.

  25. The manor, at present owned by Lord Leconfield, was for centuries in the possession of the Percy family.

  26. The building is uninteresting and the mural paintings dating from the twelfth century, which were discovered about fifty years ago, have not been preserved.

  27. The old Chain Pier was, next to the Pavilion, the most distinctive feature of the town; built in 1823 and paved with stone, it was historic as the first pleasure pier.

  28. The belfry was placed over the centre of the church, at an elevation of 105 feet, and was supported by the eight lofty pillars above mentioned.

  29. It may be of interest to quote an anonymous correspondent in the Gentleman's Magazine (1829, part II) which shows how the leaven was at work even then.

  30. In West Street is the Prebendal school at which Selden commenced his education.

  31. It is part of a larger scheme, other colleges in connexion being at Hurstpierpoint and Ardingly.

  32. I didn't care when they set the insurance company on me, but this is different.

  33. Code fixed his gaze on her stern, where her name should be, and saw with astonishment that it had carefully been painted out.

  34. There is no question but that the men of Grande Mignon should fit out their ships and fish on the Banks.

  35. Under the driving of Ellinwood the staysail was set, and from then on the Charming Lass sailed on her side.

  36. My son Will is over on the back of the island pickin' dulce.

  37. Every incident of it is engraved on my brain.

  38. As these were among the fastest vessels in the fleet, the others proceeded on their way, and Nat seized the opportunity of the repairs to pay his fiancée a visit and remain to supper on the Rosan.

  39. It was determined to have Squire Hardy come over in the evening (it was now five o'clock) and give his opinion on the legal situation.

  40. A hundred years and more had the Grande Mignon fishermen gone out with net and handline and trawl; and for that length of time the millions in the sea had fed, clothed, and housed the thousand on the island.

  41. Ma Schofield interrupted this near-domestic scene by her arrival, carrying a tray, on which were several glasses covered with a film of frost and out of which appeared little green forests.

  42. Rosan, and Herring Bone were nearly on even terms twenty miles ahead, all with every stitch set and flying like leaves before a wind.

  43. There was a swift flying of arms, a pounding of the great fists, and Pete suddenly shot back from the mêlée and landed on his back in the dirt.

  44. It was the first time that Code had had occasion to drive the Lass, for the Mignon fishermen heretofore had confined their labor to the shoals near home or, at farthest, on the Nova Scotia coast.

  45. She, on the other hand, greeted him with the same formal cordiality she had used toward the others.

  46. I've counted on it consid'able all my life.

  47. He found the captain that night smoking a pipe on the low front porch of the Widow Sprague's cottage, evidently very much at home.

  48. You want the money at present; pay me when you are richer.

  49. On a round deal table were two vials, a cracked cup, a broken spoon of some dull metal, and upon two or three mutilated chairs were scattered various articles of female attire.

  50. And, as a token of my resolution, I shall drink no more, for my eyes already begin to dance in the air; and if I listen longer to your resistless eloquence, my feet may share the same fate!

  51. A low and rare moan only testified continued life, and within two hours that ceased, and the spirit was gone.

  52. I'll teach you to cozen the heir of the Mug, you snivelling, whey-faced ghost of a farthing rushlight!

  53. If Paul's comrade laughed at first, he now laughed ten times more merrily than ever.

  54. Every one vied with his neighbour; and as the spirit of rivalry is particularly strong in youthful bosoms, we can scarcely wonder that it led Paul into many extravagances.

  55. So saying, the old lady turned round in her chair, and helped herself to a pipe of tobacco.

  56. It animates the clergy of all sects in the remotest districts; it sets the squire on improving cottages and parcelling out allotments.

  57. There might you read in verses, pathetic and unadorned, how-- "Sally loved a sailor lad As fought with famous Shovel!

  58. I ever met him since; that is to say, the only time I ever entered the Mug.

  59. We merely observe that on great days of festival or sacrifice, when they themselves officiated, they laid aside all the insignia of royalty during the ceremony and were clad as ordinary priests.

  60. It is a large stele of close-grained white limestone, rounded at the top, and covered with scenes and inscriptions on both its faces.

  61. Smith thought to connect this episode with the "Descent of Ishtar to Hades," which we shall meet with further on in this History, but his opinion is no longer accepted.

  62. They collected their troops, set out on the march, having learned from a female magician that the enemy had concealed himself in a sacred grove.

  63. Bacon and eggs; there now, be patient," said Aunt Martina.

  64. It was a pretence, like all else that he did; in his heart he knew perfectly well that now he would never go.

  65. In the "strangers' room" of the Porru house a woman sat crying.

  66. You brought me this, but just suppose it were to cure me, what would you do then?

  67. You would like to keep me here forever, you rascal?

  68. The other prisoners all received presents of some sort from their friends and relatives; he alone denied himself even the little pittance he was able to earn.

  69. Of the entire term of his imprisonment this was the dreariest period.

  70. The account given above describes such scenes as they have actually been known to occur.

  71. At last he went out, and, stretching himself upon the stone bench, allowed his thoughts to take their own course.

  72. But, as it happens, it does make a difference to me.

  73. The words were not out of his mouth when the youth gave a sudden bound backwards, shaking his burned foot in the air.

  74. A little later she was seated once more in her place by the fire, laughing with all the abandonment of a happy child; while Brontu regarded her with the same look in his eyes that he had when he had been drinking.

  75. They do not sit much upon anything raised up, but, for the most part, sit on the ground or squat on their ankles.

  76. The second row back of these were carried up two stories high, the third row three stories, and so on to the number of five stories for the main building and four for each wing.

  77. In places on the sides of the bluffs at this and other pueblos, Lieutenant Ives observed gardens cultivated by irrigation.

  78. In the mountains there is some approach to this martial array, but it is universal on the plains.

  79. It was situated upon the edge of a natural pond, covering ten acres of land, and between a small brook which emptied into the pond on the left and the outlet of the pond which passed it on the right.

  80. In one end-wigwam lives the village captain; on the other the shaman of si-se'-ro.

  81. The two structures stand about twenty-five rods apart, on opposite sides of the stream, and facing each other.

  82. The light is let in by a window two feet by eight inches on the north side.

  83. The principal fact to be noticed is that the lodge is comparted into stalls open on the central space, in the midst of which is the fire-pit, evidently for the accommodation of more families than one.

  84. We went one cold December afternoon to call upon Mme.

  85. The choice of the books always interested me.

  86. We had a long ride back in the soft evening light.

  87. I was rather hungry and asked for a piece of the pain de ménage they had for the traqueurs (beaters).

  88. He rose quickly, going to the window, as he thought one of the village people wanted to speak to him, and was confronted by a Pickelhaube and a round German face flattened against the window-pane.

  89. The hall doors were wide open as the carriage drove up, Monsieur A.

  90. They gave us very good tea, milk, and cider, and excellent bread and butter and cheese.

  91. The men talked easily, some of them Parisians, knowing every one.

  92. I was amused with the Florians' old coachman.

  93. The Pompiers were drawn up in the court-yard of the Mairie, their beautiful new flag well to the front.

  94. The soup was made at the head-keeper's cottage, standing on the edge of the woods.

  95. Some of the old Norman wardrobes, with handsome brass locks and beautifully carved doors, are real works of art--very difficult to get and very expensive.

  96. The roads were rather slippery, and the forest black and weird.

  97. I suppose I did not take it in the right spirit, but I could never see the poetry, the beautiful, patient lives, the resignation to their humble lot.

  98. And yet I wish you were not understood, For now 'tis a misfortune to be good!

  99. Miss Vaughan refers to Lenglet-Dufresnoy's Histoire de la Philosophie Hermétique as an authority on Starkey's relations with Eirenaeus Philalethes.

  100. The chambers of the air are mine; those three Well-furnish'd stories my possession be.

  101. A reissue, with additions and a fresh title-page, of (2).

  102. Hamlet addresses a letter to Ophelia, "in her excellent white bosom, these.

  103. And now his wings, which usèd to contend With tempests, scarce from the low earth ascend.

  104. A woman's spleen then carries most of fate, When shame and sorrow aggravate her hate.

  105. From a Discourse of Life and Death: translated from Nierembergius (1654).

  106. The fabricator put Thomas Vaughan's birth-place in Monmouth instead of Brecon, because he had never seen Dr.

  107. He has indeed another poem in that volume signed "Hen.

  108. Why should I longer be Rack'd 'twixt two evils?

  109. So, too, I found the express system on the whole what our friend Artemus Ward calls "a sweet boon.

  110. In California, so far as I could judge, it was almost entirely unknown, and the Californian hotels are among the best in the Union.

  111. Her poems are all in lyrical form--if the word form may be applied to her utter disregard of all metrical conventions.

  112. The sentimental may cry fie on so clear-sighted a Cupid, but the sensible cannot but rejoice over anything that tends to the undoing of the phrase "lottery of marriage.

  113. The mileage tickets are books of small coupons, each of which represents a mile; the conductor tears out as many coupons as the passenger has travelled miles.

  114. It was in this same Adirondack Wilderness that I stayed in the only hotel that, so far as I know, caught on to the fact that I was a "chiel amang them takin' notes" for a guidebook.

  115. But I do not believe it expressed the true attitude of the real American people.

  116. Towns may also disappear in a night, as Johnstown (Penn.

  117. Philosophy, art, and letters receive no greater deference at the hands of the American humorist.

  118. Later she studied and taught music, for which she had a marked gift.

  119. Moreover, the gratuity is usually given in the form of "refreshers" from day to day, so that the vengeance of the disappointed is less easily evaded.

  120. The level crossing is, perhaps, inevitable at the present stage of railroad development in the United States, but its annual butcher's bill is so huge that one cannot help feeling it might be better safeguarded.

  121. This was said by the famous Mr. Barnum about Colorado Springs; and the active life and cheerful manners of the condemned invalids who flourish in this charming little city go far to confirm the truth concealed beneath the jest.

  122. Surely the Constitution would not rob us of the privilege and pleasure of seeing in full military costume the first and only one of our race who has been permitted to pass through West Point with honor.

  123. Freeman, the only white man in Georgia that ever disgraced the military of the United States, was in the city yesterday.

  124. Observe the familiarity in this rejoinder.

  125. This latter individual went up to one of the cadets and said to him, "Make that nigger out there get his hands around," referring to this plebe mentioned above.

  126. I shall consider this last clause at the end of this chapter, where I shall quote at length the article from which this passage is taken.

  127. The New York Herald again speaks, and that about not hearing my voice, etc.

  128. The third class, or the yearlings, have dancing from eleven to twelve, and the plebes from then till one.

  129. In the case of a small class all attend the same drill daily, and that other duty or drill is reserved for autumn.

  130. If a cadet affront another, if a white cadet insult a colored one for instance, the latter can complain to The proper authorities, and, if there be good reason for it, can always get proper redress.

  131. Either is a blow at my sensitiveness, my inner feelings, and which through no ordinary effort of mind can be altogether forgotten.

  132. Then they atoned for past conduct and welcomed me as one of them as well as one among them.

  133. The fastidious white man whose curiosity gets the better of him, moves about the Chinese and Japanese districts fully conscious of his own shortcomings.

  134. For a fortnight I occupied a little shack on Manly Beach, near Sydney, but oh, how different it was there from the sand-dunes on the shores at Dunedin, in New Zealand!

  135. Aside from these few portraits there was nothing in the throne-room which gave evidence of Hawaii's former prestige.

  136. Mr. Calvert, though further evidence is not at hand, as I have seen only the Government's side of the case.

  137. These are strange phenomena in a democracy.

  138. All of us bring back accounts of what we've seen, but which of us can answer why we went?

  139. The most serious problem the country has to face is her insufficient population.

  140. But after two or three movements they doubled over with laughter, and faltered.

  141. Seeing little hope of a very strong concession from England, Deakin extended and urged an invitation, in 1908, to the American fleet to visit Australia.

  142. Its sole purpose seemed to be to furnish four thousand children with training in the use of a new tongue.

  143. However, it is good to see Japan doing so much.

  144. I had walked what seemed to me fully two miles from the pier in the Brisbane River to the heart of town and was rather overheated.

  145. It might be more pleasant to believe that that is the only side, but such faith is treacherous.

  146. Fancy was his tyrant, and under its rule he had no time to reason and to see the miserable aspect of his political tergiversation.

  147. In this respect he is much inferior to Moliere.

  148. An allegorical meaning is hidden under the literal one of this great epic.

  149. But his position in the history of Spanish literature is due to his Historia del famoso predicador fray Gerundio de Campazas, alias Zotes (1758), a novel which wittily caricatures the bombastic eloquence of pulpit orators in Spain.

  150. It often rises to the finest dramatic style.

  151. Nevertheless, in Italy the course of literary reform took another direction.

  152. A general rally of the Moorish forces was followed by another action in which they endeavoured to retake the camp.

  153. It was against this social condition that Parini's muse was directed.

  154. It is different, however, with physical properties, density, &c.

  155. Chrzanowski, however, having now to deal with a foreseen case, gave his orders promptly.

  156. The regular war began in the second week of April on the Mincio, the passages of which river were forced and the Austrian advanced troops driven back on the 8th (action of Goito) and 9th.

  157. REMA, was born at Cracow and died there in 1572.

  158. The romance disappears; no one cares for the plot, which moreover is of very little consequence.

  159. Isocrates draws a vivid and terrible picture of these evils.

  160. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "on" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    about; above; accidental; accompanying; across; afloat; afoot; against; ahead; along; among; board; cast; circumstantial; concerning; current; doing; forth; forward; happening; hereby; herewith; horseback; however; incidental; irregularly; near; occasional; ongoing; onward; opposite; over; passing; past; per; possible; prevailing; prevalent; regarding; respecting; resultant; straddle; thereby; through; touching; toward; undercover; upon; versus; wherefore; whereupon; with

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    once came; once found; once ordered; once proceeded; once said; once started; once taken; once told; once went; one for; one night; one single; one way; one word; one would have said; onion chopped; only fair; only necessary; only once; only remember; only slightly; only surviving; only three; only through; only twenty; only want