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Lexicographically close words:
wer; wera; werd; werde; werden; weregild; weren; werena; werewolf; werewolves
  1. And some, in charging hurdle stakes, Were left bereft of sense-- What else could be premised of blades That never learned to fence?

  2. It would have been a pity for such a race to go extinct, even though they were but as the butterflies that hover about the leaves and blossoms of the visible world.

  3. As if cognomens were much the same), There's really a very great scope in it.

  4. Yet worse than all the prickly points That entered in his skin, His nag was running off the while The thorns were running in!

  5. And so to set example in the eyes Of Fancy's lads, and give a broadish hint to them, All his cups were of such ample size That he got into them.

  6. His blows were redoubled in fury as he moved closer to me, taking more than his share of the attack, so that I almost had time to breathe.

  7. I think I smiled for an hour over that; and, though my reflections were not free from apprehension, I really felt but little anxiety.

  8. I gasped; and the words were torn from my throat with a great effort.

  9. Resistance was impossible; we were overwhelmed.

  10. This lasted for two or three minutes; they were evidently removing those who still had life in them, for the straining breath of men dragging or lifting burdens was plainly audible.

  11. I felt carefully about with my tongue to make sure there were no others; then, without moving my hands in the slightest degree, carefully raised my head.

  12. We discovered that with the first opportunity, for we were hungry as wolves.

  13. It was necessary to half encircle the cavern, and the passages were so often crossed by other passages that many times we had to guess at the proper road.

  14. Now and then a stray spear came hurtling through the air or struck the rock near us, but they were infrequent and we were not hit.

  15. And they gazed at each other, and I at Desiree, and thus we were unaware that a fourth person had entered the room, until he had crossed its full length and stood before me.

  16. Harry and Desiree, with Felipe, the arriero, had halted and were gazing upward at the wall of rock which barred the exit from the passage.

  17. The roof was low, just allowing us to pass without stooping, and the walls were rough and rugged.

  18. Half a dozen bounds and we were upon them, before they had had time to realize their danger or move to escape it.

  19. What followed came to me as in a dream; my eyes were dim with the exhaustion that had overcome my body.

  20. Indeed, we were hardly recognizable as men.

  21. And the messengers that went were Iddic, the son of Anarawd, and Heveyd Hir.

  22. But the superhuman giants, who warred with the gods, were of vastly larger dimensions.

  23. These men on coming among the Lotus-eaters were kindly entertained by them, and were given some of their own food, the lotus-plant, to eat.

  24. As the winter drew to a close, the building was far advanced, and the bulwarks were sufficiently high and massive to render the place impregnable.

  25. You, Cloridan, will be able to say for me, if I should die in the adventure, that gratitude and fidelity to my prince were my inducements.

  26. He was a usurper, who had caused the death of his sovereign, Moines, and driven the two brothers of the late king, whose names were Uther and Pendragon, into banishment.

  27. One need not look there for master or for servant; they two were the whole household, master and servant alike.

  28. Were you fortunate enough to have been awake at that moment and to have seen this spectral appearance?

  29. The men were townsfolk and listened eagerly to his broken sentences.

  30. His usual lodging was with the family, but when the search was instituted, I suggested that he should remove himself to that eyrie back of the hay where you were sharp enough to detect him to-day.

  31. And though I covered up the exclamation with as brisk a good-by as my inward perturbation would allow, that sight and the involuntary ejaculation I had uttered, were all I saw or heard during our hasty drive homeward.

  32. They were standing together in the middle of the hall and were so absorbed in what they were saying that they neither saw nor heard me.

  33. Feeling for her hands, which were hidden away somewhere under her shawl, I touched them with the coin and cried again: "This and more for a small piece of work to-night.

  34. He was too old to ride himself, but he made no effort to hold her back, though the jewels were tumbling from her hair and the moon had vanished from the highway.

  35. Not till we were well quit of the pines and had entered into the main thoroughfare did he deign to respond to any of my suggestions, and then it was in a manner totally unsatisfactory and quite uncommunicative.

  36. We were no longer visible to the crowd, and I felt I could speak the words I had been burning to say ever since I saw the true nature of Mr. Trohm's character exposed.

  37. At the Flower Parlor Mr. Gryce paused as if he had forgotten something, but Lucetta urged him feverishly on, and before long we were all standing in the kitchen.

  38. You were not to be disturbed; so shoes were taken off that quiet might result.

  39. Then you were not locked up in your room last night?

  40. He had allowed some few of the English to make an unmolested way; his own men were drawn up in close lines against the inner wall, so deep in shadow that they were at first unobserved by the English.

  41. At the same time rumors were afloat, that the prisoner for whom that cage had been erected was, under a strong guard, advancing from Carlisle, and likely to encounter Hereford at the castle gates.

  42. Nor were human habitations more abundant; indeed, few dwellings, save those of such solid masonry as the Tower of Buchan, could hope to stand scathless amidst the storms that in winter ever swept along the moor.

  43. Nay, there were some who ventured to hint and believe it might be the excommunicated Earl of Carrick himself.

  44. Nigel, the pious reasonings of the Abbot of Scone, to convince him that, dark and inscrutable as the decrees of Omnipotence sometimes seemed, in his case they were as clear as the wisdom from which they sprung.

  45. So watchful and skilful were the besieged, that the greatest havoc had been made amongst the men employed in working the engines, and not yet had even the palisades and barbacan been successfully stormed.

  46. Before the day was over, however, they found anticipation for once had been less marvellous than reality, and stranger things were seen and heard than they had dreamed of.

  47. Robert, hastily advancing between them, for the dark features of Edward were lowering in wrath, and Nigel was excited to unwonted fierceness.

  48. I were no father could I refuse thee, my poor child," he replied, with earnest tenderness.

  49. They were some surprised, but there was no time to ask questions!

  50. It seemed to vaguely annoy him, as if someone were asking too presuming questions.

  51. The girl's deep conscientiousness, her courtesy and patience with all, and the gentle way in which she evaded the attentions so persistently offered, were new to Jeanne's experience.

  52. Lots of them were fairly mad about her--one young chap was so desperate over it that he shot himself.

  53. The place pleased her, she was saving money, and she knew that there must be some waitresses--these were probably no worse than others.

  54. They said you were suspended--or--expelled!

  55. In the opposite wing was Miss Elder's room next the hall, and the girls in the outer back corner, while the two front ones on that side were kept for the most impressive and high-priced boarders.

  56. The "Foote Girls" were bustling along Margate Street with an air of united purpose that was unusual with them.

  57. But don't feel as if we were all on the brink of perdition.

  58. The long dining-room and kitchen were in the rear of the hall.

  59. Dykeman as he sits before you is a prosperous and wealthy citizen, but that he has been, for these ten years back, and we were all misled by a mixture of rumor and reticence.

  60. Her words were light and saucy, but she was as demure and decorous a little New Englander as need be desired; and she could not help it if the hearts of the unattached young men of whom the town was full, warmed towards her.

  61. He consulted her about a library; said he had always wanted a library of his own, but the public ones were somewhat in his way.

  62. They were the reflections of Iroquois ambushed among the rushes.

  63. Jumbled everywhere, hanging from branches and knobs of branches, were the firearms, clothing, and merchandise of the two fur traders.

  64. The Indians were preparing to set out for the North.

  65. The boats were built large and heavy in front, light behind.

  66. On September 20th settlers on the river bank above St. Louis were surprised to see thirty ragged men, with faces bronzed like leather, passing down the river.

  67. As they were about to embark, coureurs came in from the woods with news that more than a thousand Iroquois were on the war-path, boasting that they would exterminate the French.

  68. Uniformed soldiers were a wonder to the awe-struck Crees, who hung round the gateway with hands over their hushed lips.

  69. Scouts were sent cautiously forward to trail the path of the aliens who had lighted the far moss fire.

  70. These Hurons were Christians, and the two Jesuits, Paul Ragueneau and François du Péron, were appointed to accompany them to their new abode.

  71. They came ashore and were presently sitting by his side.

  72. We were in danger to perish a thousand times from the ice jam," writes Radisson.

  73. She was boarded and stripped, and the Frenchmen were thoroughly questioned.

  74. There were no deformities among the people.

  75. Privileges were promised to all who subscribed for the stock.

  76. Certain that their victims were trapped, the Iroquois were in no haste to assault a double-walled fort, where musketry could mow them down as they rushed the hilltop.

  77. Those Companies for being badly served on account of inexperience and through poor economy, as will happen at the beginning of all affairs, were put to large expenses.

  78. Nothing could surpass their conduct when their brethren in arms fled; they clung to their guns and were nearly all annihilated.

  79. The hedges were still tolerably sprinkled with bits of cartridge-paper, and remnants of hats, caps, straps, and shoes were discernible all over the plains.

  80. On we jogged, but jogged not long; for before this accumulating procession could disperse we were arrested by a whiskered soldier, who in unintelligible terms announced himself a searcher of baggage.

  81. A few nights before we were at the Play in which were allusions to the Bourbons, and couplets without end of the most fulsome, disgusting compliments to the Duc de Berri, &c.

  82. We were directed above all other things to pay our respects to the great gambling table.

  83. There has been a disturbance at Gibraltar, which was hatching when we were there, and during our absence has Broken out.

  84. Whole gangs of slaves were mere tools of capitalists, and were numbered like cattle, with no moral relationship to the owner; young women of beautiful person were sold as articles of voluptuousness.

  85. In Spain and Italy the study of miscellaneous science and independent thought were nearly extinguished; in France and Austria they were crippled; in Protestant countries they have been freest.

  86. When to this was added the threat of "damnation" on those who did not believe, the case became far worse: for I felt that if such a threat were allowed to operate, I might become a Mohammedan or a Roman Catholic.

  87. Were they so dull in logic, as not to discern the superiority of these?

  88. Thus Christ and the Devil, the two poles of Christendom, had faded away out of my spiritual vision; there were left the more vividly, God and Man.

  89. On the other hand, if all tests of opinion in a church were heartily and truly done away, then the principles of spiritual affinity and repulsion would act quite undisturbed.

  90. The fervour of their love towards him was probably greater than mine; yet this did not make them superior to prejudice, or sharpen their logical faculties to see that they were idolizing words to which they attached no ideas.

  91. We can make out (in my opinion) that dreams and inward impressions were the form of suggestion trusted to; but we do not learn what precautions were used against foolish credulity.

  92. Here also, as before, the Evangelical clergy whom I consulted were found by me a broken reed.

  93. Any scheme was welcome which allowed me to postpone the hour of explanation, and avoid (were it only for a breathing space) the topic of the Flying Scud.

  94. But the hands were the lowest gang I ever handled, and whenever I tried to knock a little spirit into them the old man took their part.

  95. The sham wreck had passed muster; they were clear of her, they were safe away; and the water widened between them and her damning evidences.

  96. It stated with precision that the Pacific Mail Company were about to form a depot there, in preference to Honolulu, and that they had already a station on the island.

  97. It is really dangerous; we were not the only people to see your schooner off Waimanolo.

  98. One good job: we made her pay while she lasted, and she paid first-rate; and if we were to try our hand again, we can try in style.

  99. I found he had enjoyed the benefit of my correspondence with Pinkerton; adventures of my own were here and there horridly misrepresented, sentiments of my own echoed and exaggerated till I blushed to recognise them.

  100. On the whole, there were few letters anywhere in the ship; but we found one before we were finished, in a seaman's chest, of which I must transcribe some sentences.

  101. And, of course, I needn't say what a pleasure it would be to me if we were going at it shoulder to shoulder.

  102. Carthew was sick with sleeplessness and coffee; his hands, softened by the wet, were cut to ribbons; yet he enjoyed a peace of mind and health of body hitherto unknown.

  103. Many of my friends were gone; others were themselves in a precarious situation.

  104. God forbid I should hint that he was drunk; he seemed incapable of the necessary liveliness; but the man's eyes were set, and so long as he was suffered to talk without interruption, he seemed careless of my heeding him.

  105. We were trying to learn what caused it, Mrs. Leeds.

  106. On the landing they hesitated an instant and were relieved to hear no unusual sound.

  107. Caleb led them to the kitchen, showing them where canned goods were stored.

  108. Few guests were abroad when the detective joined the girls at breakfast.

  109. Penny suggested that while Mrs. Leeds and Laponi were occupied in the library they might make their tour of investigation.

  110. Names were written under a few of the photographs but Rosanna recognized only one or two as relatives.

  111. The store official noted down the description and took Penny's address in case she might be needed later on to identify the crook if he were captured.

  112. Trying to steal the Winters' booty, were you?

  113. They were reassured to see that the yard was well kept and that everything appeared orderly and clean.

  114. Although his movements were deft and sure it was obvious that he had made some slight mistake in the combination.

  115. While she was convinced in her own mind that his motives were dishonest the police might take a more conservative attitude.

  116. For some reason they both were beginning to feel that Caleb was their ally.

  117. I wonder why Caleb and Max Laponi were going at each other in such dreadful fashion?

  118. And you were the one who put bats in my room," Mrs. Leeds accused.

  119. Rosanna exclaimed when they were out of earshot.

  120. Did it strike you as queer the way Mrs. Leeds acted when I mentioned we were going to Raven Ridge tomorrow?

  121. The poor beasts were all hungry, but the lioness and the little cubs were fed first; and when King Lion seemed ready to tear the bars down in his fury, the keeper fired off a pistol, and the angry creature leaped into the air.

  122. Near him were a fat seal and a walrus with two great tusks which seemed to say, "The better to eat you, my dear!

  123. The Esquimau and his pets had come from a faraway, cold country, where there were very few people, and I do not think they liked the crowd and the noise.

  124. Illustration] [Illustration] Others, dressed like clowns, were as full of tricks as so many monkeys.

  125. Trixie, laughing, and speaking as though she, herself, were quite an elderly person.

  126. Gay with a smile; but there were tears in Trixie's eyes.

  127. The storks were old friends of hers, because mama had a screen at home, upon which storks were embroidered; and some of these birds, like those on the screen, were resting upon one foot.

  128. Illustration] The children were now quite ready to leave the elephants to look at the ostriches and the storks.

  129. When they were gone, Dermat and Grania went to the top of the quicken-tree, into the hut of Sharvan, and the berries below were but bitter compared to the berries that were above upon the tree.

  130. And no need had the Saint to ask whether these indeed were the children of Lir.

  131. And after the feast the King drew aside a warrior prince, and spake thus: 'Were I to send thee to Alba to the sons of Usna, and if at my command thou didst see them slain before thee, what then wouldst thou do?

  132. And Finn answered that the men and hounds were tracking a wild boar which had ofttimes been chased, but had always escaped.

  133. But Dermat answered, 'Were we to flee, yet would Finn overtake us, and it were as ill to fall into his hands then as at this time, but neither he nor his men shall enter this hut without my leave.

  134. And there on the grassy island was their home, until the three hundred years were at an end.

  135. Honey-sweet were the berries of the tree, and gladness flowed through the veins of him who ate thereof.

  136. Then were the champions no longer able to see Dermat in such grievous plight, and one said to Finn, 'I swear to thee that if thou bringest not water to Dermat, thou shalt not leave this hill alive, save I be a dead man.

  137. But the two chiefs were firm and would not be moved, for it were better to die in their quest than to return to the hilly slopes of Allen at enmity with Finn.

  138. And Dermat, because of the love he bore Grania, granted her wish, and for a year they were making ready for the great feast.

  139. Once each week did the King visit the fair babe, and daily were stores of food and milk brought to the lone dwelling.

  140. When these words were told to Lir, his heart was glad.

  141. And Cormac sat by Grania on the couch and told her wherefore the champions were come.

  142. She had never heard of a young lady doing such a thing as ordering off two poor dear children to bed for only just saying a word; but it seemed there were to be favourites now.

  143. There was very little money left to be spent upon ornament, or upon pleasuring; so they were brought up to the most homely dress suited to their station, and were left entirely to the country enjoyments that spring up of themselves.

  144. Uncle John was an under-master at one of the great public schools, and the children were all a good deal in awe of him.

  145. Susan and Mrs. Greville seemed to be getting on very well together; but Elizabeth's admiration of Ida seemed to be speechless, for they were walking side by side without a word, perhaps too close to their elders to talk.

  146. The young ladies were not great letter-writers; and all that was known of them was that Mamma was better, they had been to the Zoological Gardens and the hyena was so funny, and Mrs. Penrose was so nice.

  147. And when David was sure he shouldn't spoil his wood, Purday had told him that them toy-shop young gentleman's tools were made to sell, and not made to cut.

  148. I am sorry for you; but if you were not so careless in your letters to Mamma this would come more easily to you.

  149. What did her most good, however, was sitting quite quiet with the little ones while they were asleep, and all alone; it seemed to rest and compose her, and she always loved to be in charge of them.

  150. Nay, there were times when he raised his steady eyes and slowly spoke out his thoughts, when she felt as if he were much more wise and serious than her twenty-years old self.

  151. Table 19 shows the average, highest, and lowest rates per hour for all branches of the machine trades in the establishments from which data were collected during the survey, with the per cent employed on piece work and day work.

  152. Fifteen boys were graduated from the course this year.

  153. In all cases the girls were visited by a representative of the Bureau and urged to return to school, or if they were determined to seek employment the advantages of registering in the Bureau were brought to their attention.

  154. This would relieve the technical high schools of a task which does not belong to them, and which by overloading the teachers seriously interferes with the work they were originally employed to do.

  155. The work was done by the case method and the homes of the children were visited.

  156. Until about 30 years ago, before practical type-setting machines were invented, all type was set by hand.

  157. In the course of the survey several investigations were made for the purpose of finding out what educational preparation workers in various industries had received.

  158. The methods used were characterized by a member of the Cleveland Foundation Survey Committee as "the actuarial basis of vocational education.

  159. Over 400 visits of this kind were made by members of the Survey Staff.

  160. Last year there were, however, 1,170 fifteen-year-old girls in the Cleveland schools who were from one to seven grades below normal.

  161. One fine morning they would break free from their tethers and scamper off up into the mountain, where they were gobbled up by the big bad wolf.

  162. You were perhaps a little generous with your measure.

  163. It was an ancient bell which sounded as if it were coming from far away.

  164. And then, just as her flared nostrils were full of it--it was cruelly snatched away--and the beautiful rosy red liqueur disappeared down the throats of those clerical brats.

  165. But nothing, nothing could distract them, at least not until the livestock were all safely inside the pen, the small gate securely latched by its large bolt, and the shepherds seated at the table of their low-ceilinged room.

  166. In the valley, the fields were shrouded in mist.

  167. To me they were as welcome, happy, and lively as a peal of bells on Easter Day.

  168. Everybody had a gaunt and jaundiced look, and they were pop-eyed and feverish.

  169. The wind blew strongly, the waves ran high, the Sanguinaires were shrouded in white sea spray, and they were cut off for two or three months at a time, sometimes in terrible conditions.

  170. And they were enormous; each one as big as a finger.

  171. An ass was sunning itself in the town hall square, and a flock of pigeons were in the church fountain, but there nobody to direct me to the orphanage.

  172. But, it was the dogs that were the most touching, the gentle sheep dogs, who had busily looked after their charges until they were all safely back in the farm.

  173. But the Indians were nomads, herdsmen, hunters--like that.

  174. One of those curious few who made their homes outside of Wheeling, though they were not farmers.

  175. Still, there was a possibility, once he thought of it, that things were somehow so arranged that they should not; maybe it was all on purpose.

  176. The three kids were in his class at the nursery school--we put him there for a while to keep him busy, when he first came to us.

  177. Two voices, perhaps three or four, were all talking at once.

  178. There was a section of the planet next the severed chunk where the mind and senses of Alla Narova lay coiled for a moment--and were gone.

  179. The percentages were going the wrong way.

  180. They were a different color and not very civilized--of course, nobody was then.

  181. We don't even know if they were the guys that started the whole bloody thing, or if they were just sort of super-sized Components themselves.

  182. It was strange, but true, that the answers to all their questions were very nearly the same.

  183. There were such variables to be considered as: motion of the star cluster; acceleration of the binary-planet system; gravitational influence of every astronomical object in the island universe, without exception.

  184. Blood and mould mingled on my face, my dress needed a laundress as badly as a dress could, and my shoes were scratched and muddy.

  185. Mother and I were both fearful that the driver of the station 'bus hadn't really understood that he was to call.

  186. There were only the "Bad Madigans" outside the pale.

  187. I decided there were other careers better fitted to one of my physique.

  188. We were like two birds, but to birds flying is no novelty.

  189. I decided no bones were broken, but I was dizzy and faint, and aching from bruises.

  190. By and by we were so tired we had to stop, and then we sat down panting and looked at each other.

  191. She took from the shelves a little volume of Whittier, bound in calf, handling it as tenderly as if it were a priceless possession.

  192. Well, there we were, rocking and screaming, and telling each other that we were hawks, and that we were flying high over the world, when the anxious and austere voice of my mother broke upon our ears.

  193. They were in their work clothes, in their slippers, in their wrappers--they were in anything and everything.

  194. When wood grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!

  195. When we were sorry, was evil, then, forgotten and sin forgiven?

  196. I do not think we pushed each other or were reckless.

  197. His were spliced, and kept up all through the season, as he had his water at his own door, while Walton trudged to the Lee and other streams near London, when he was not fishing the Itchen, or Shawford Brook.

  198. Our ancestors, though they did not fish with the dry fly, were intent on imitating the insect on the water.

  199. The clergy, he confessed, were not what he wished them to be, but they were better than Quakers, naked and ululant.

  200. As Gesner was his authority for pickerel weed begetting pike, so the Anglican bishops were security for Walton's creed.

  201. Peculiarities were not to be concealed, he said, and his own were not veiled by Boswell.

  202. New plates were added, and, after the manner of the time, commendatory verses.

  203. It was a year of Republican and Royalist conspiracies: the clergy were persecuted and banished from London.

  204. The duke gave him 'such Italian antidotes against poison as the Scots till then had been strangers to': indeed, there is no antidote for a dirk, and the Scots were not poisoners.

  205. Her eyes were looking closely into Bobby's, and he moved uneasily under their sustained gaze.

  206. Baxendale has not turned up at the club since, and we were all hoping he had found suitable employment.

  207. So gradual were his mental processes that his friends forbore to ask him questions, knowing that they would not have time to wait for his replies.

  208. He used to come up and speak to the Prince when we were reclining on our deck chairs, but my companion did not encourage him.

  209. Supposing he were to--A knock on the door.

  210. They were fixed on Alistair Ramsey, who was staring back at her with a look of astonishment.

  211. Two men were standing outside--strangers to him.

  212. That evening, as on all others, Bobby was bored to death; the habits of twenty years were not to be thrown off in a day.

  213. He was a great lover of the Arts, but his tastes were catholic and he worshipped at many shrines.

  214. The secretary's face was white and drawn; he was twisting his small moustache nervously; his eyes were fixed on the chairman with a half-frightened expression.

  215. There were two cars; one was brought by a gentleman.

  216. The two wills were in conflict, and this time Sir Matthew knew he had met his master.

  217. Chafis Three and Four were horribly shaken by the initial attempt at communication with the natives.

  218. Their case was the more desperate because the Chafis were professional freighters with little experience of emergency.

  219. They were all but eye to eye when Jennifer caught him and towed him away toward the doubtful safety of the Island Queen.

  220. Hauling a Zid from Canthorian jungles to a Ciriimian zoo was a prosaic enough assignment so long as the cage held, but with the raging brute swiftly smelling them out, they were helpless to catch and restrain it.

  221. When Jeff Aubray pulled himself up from the planking, the apparitions were gone.

  222. Chafi Three, while they were still in the control cubicle, threw the ship out of hyperdrive within scant miles of the neighboring sun's single planet.

  223. Of the ship's social quartet, Chafis One and Two were asleep at the moment, dreaming wistful dreams of conical Ciriimian cities spearing up to a soft and plum-colored sky.

  224. But see, if you will let a poor man speak his mind, if I were you I'd not impose the command on Mr. Calhoun.

  225. I have seen French officers entertained at Government House who were guilty of shocking inhumanities and cruelties.

  226. You can't fool Calhoun," was a common phrase in the language of Enniskillen, and there were few in the surrounding country who would not have upheld its truth.

  227. Among these outlanders were Dyck Calhoun and Michael Clones.

  228. Any one watching her closely would have seen that her hands were sensitive, expressed even more markedly than her eyes or lips what were her feelings.

  229. The two sets of enemy ships had come to close quarters, and some were locked in deadly conflict.

  230. We were fired on by the other mutiny ships, and that will help our sailors, but it won't help me.

  231. She would have lost many more were it not that her onset demoralized the French gunners, while the cheers of the British sailors aboard the Beatitude gave confidence to their mutineer comrades.

  232. Well, she might do worse, though if she were one of my family I would rather see her in her grave than wedded to him.

  233. But, Lord Mallow, I would go carefully about this, if I were you.

  234. She wanted to show Dyck there were others who would interest themselves in Sheila even if he, Dyck, were blotted from the equation; that the girl could look high, if her mind turned towards marriage.

  235. We were ready to fight them, of course, as we came, but it's a risky business, and we wanted to get them all if possible.

  236. But those days when Biatt and I went treasure-ship hunting were not without their trials.

  237. Yet what the man had done was so quixotic, so Celtic, that her senses were almost paralysed.

  238. For the storied people were with him always, while the living came and went again and were lost to him in the great world without, of which he knew scarce anything.

  239. His wife and children, whom he dearly loved, were allowed to come to live beside him.

  240. This time, too, the people of London were on his side; they had learned to understand that he was their friend.

  241. The Queen and I were going to take the air this afternoon, but not together: and were both hindered by a sudden rain.

  242. He still loved fighting and war, and his songs were still all of war.

  243. There were many in the land who feared a Catholic King, and who believed too that the Duke had more right to the throne than James, so they joined the rebellion.

  244. Meanwhile his children and his home were left to the care of others.

  245. At Charterhouse Joseph met another boy named Dick Steele, and these two became fast friends although they were very different from each other.

  246. It was while John was still at school that his mother died and all her children were placed under the care of a guardian.

  247. And that is not wonderful, for those were stern times in Scotland, and The Bruce is as much an outcome of those times as were the Tales or Piers Ploughman an outcome of the times in England.

  248. The Hesperides, from whom he took the name of his book, were lovely maidens who dwelt in a beautiful garden far away on the verge of the ocean.

  249. Honors were offered him, a title if he would, a pension.

  250. Another discovery that he soon made was, that the hermit treated Moses not as a servant, but as if he were in all respects an equal and a comrade.

  251. There were five small casks of fresh water, two or three canisters of gunpowder, a small box of tea and another of sugar, besides several bags of biscuits.

  252. There were two Argus pheasants, a male and female--the male alone being decorated superbly.

  253. We pass over the next few days, which were spent in arranging and packing their provisions, etc.

  254. On the summits of many of the hills Dyak villages could be seen, and rice fields were met with as they went along.

  255. The sea around was also ere long covered with masses of pumice, which, being very light, floated away into the Indian ocean, and these were afterwards encountered in large quantities by various vessels passing through Sunda Straits.

  256. At Acheen, in Sumatra--1073 miles distant--they supposed that a fort was being attacked and the troops were turned out under arms.

  257. If the three friends had been outside to observe what was taking place, they would have seen that these symptoms were simultaneous with occasional and extremely violent outbursts from the crater of Perboewatan and his compeers.

  258. I hauled down the jib, and left the mainsail standing when I anchored the Marian at the mouth of the river, for I did not know what Mr. Whippleton intended to do, and his movements were to govern mine.

  259. I found time to sail in her occasionally, and the Collingsbys were often passengers.

  260. When my late employer, Mr. Clinch, found that I had some knowledge of arithmetic and accounts, he used to set me at work on his bills, to see if they were cast up correctly.

  261. We were headed about north-west, which was not nearly so close to the wind as the boat could lay.

  262. Both boats were heaved to, and Mr. Whippleton put off in one of the tenders.

  263. In the first, which occupied the front of the building, were the desk, the safe, the books, and the papers.

  264. Instead of coming direct to the city, as we were almost certain it would, they tapped the North Central, and left our land ten miles from any road, and good for nothing but farming purposes.

  265. The breeze entirely failed before we had made half the distance, and we were obliged to anchor again to prevent being drifted ashore.

  266. I call things by their names in order that you may learn them," laughed the junior partner, as he went forward and cast off the ropes indicated, which were fastened to a couple of cleats on the mast.

  267. I thought you were on very intimate terms with Mr. Whippleton, your employer, sailing with him, and spending your Sundays on the lake with him.

  268. I did not think he would attempt to murder me, or anything of that sort; but Miss Collingsby, and Miss Collingsby's expectations, were the prize for which he was playing.

  269. For all the kindness you have bestowed upon me, I am very grateful; and I am only sorry you were not worthy of the confidence I felt in your integrity.

  270. I was sure the fair helms-lady could steer better now that this mud and confusion were removed, for they lay in her line of vision as she sighted the Florina.

  271. Of course I could not help having a very high estimate of her son Charles; but I was not quite prepared to believe that my grandfather and my uncles were so deficient in everything but pride as she represented.

  272. While they were looking over the affairs of Mr. Whippleton, who ran away, they found that Waterford was as deep in the mud as he was in the mire.

  273. Taprobane was twenty days' journey from the southern shore of India in the main sea; but the ships of the Indians sailed badly, for they were ill built and without decks.

  274. The Brahman who offended against this law would in his regenerations die by a violent death as many times as there were hairs on the skin of the slain animal.

  275. When this rule was carried out, the castes were finally closed.

  276. Peithon is said to have received the satrapy of upper India, while the lower region of the Indus and the city of Pattala were allotted to Porus, whose kingdom was thus largely extended.

  277. The birds and the quadrupeds were far greater in size here than elsewhere, with the exception of the horse; for the Nisaean horses of the Medes were larger than the horses of the Indians.

  278. Aristobulus says that he had heard that among some Indians the widows burned themselves voluntarily with the corpses of their husbands, and those who refused to do so were held in less estimation.

  279. It would have required peculiar acuteness on the part of a stranger to distinguish matters so closely resembling each other in their external appearances; and the one were mendicants no less than the others.

  280. Then these caves were extended artificially, and in this way they came by degrees to be cave cloisters with halls for assembly of considerable extent.

  281. The first two kings of this house were Kshemadharman and Bhattya (the Kshatraujas of the Brahmans).

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