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the people of England

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the discipline that studies the English language and literature

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

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But no more; enough has been said to show that the old Dutch whalers of two or three centuries ago were high livers; and that the English whalers have not neglected so excellent an example.
Once at Baden-Baden I nearly lost a train because I could not be sure that three young ladies opposite me at table were Germans, since I had not heard them speak; they might be American, they might be English, it was not safe to venture a bow; but just as I had got that far with my thought, one of them began a German remark, to my great relief and gratitude; and before she got out her third word, our bows had been delivered and graciously returned, and we were off.
An English criminal, you know, is always better concealed in London than anywhere else.
In many places the English found the wigwams deserted and the cornfields growing to waste, with none to harvest the grain.
It will take you some years of careful study before you are in a condition to write English with absolute correctness.
Vogelstein, well as he knew English, could rarely catch the joke; but he could see at least that these must be choice specimens of that American humour admired and practised by a whole continent and yet to be rendered accessible to a trained diplomatist, clearly, but by some special and incalculable revelation.
If you are English why is it then that you cannot speak English?
The reasons which had drawn the English across the sea to found a small colony within the last ten years are not so easily described, and will never perhaps be recorded in history books.
Any one who cares to do so might test the validity of those rules in the nearest possible way, by applying them to the varied examples in this wide [6] survey of what has been actually well done in English prose, here exhibited on the side of their strictly prosaic merit--their conformity, before all other aims, to laws of a structure primarily reasonable.
Because, sire, it is not for you to take part with Gascons against English, or with English against Gascons, seeing that you are lord of both.
When he had gathered all he could, he returned to Edinburgh and set to work to translate the stories into English.
Chambers' Cyclopedia of English Literature,' edition of 1910, published in the United States by the J.
I know nothing about English generals, Father Brown," answered the large man, laughing, "though a little about English policemen.
Each man asked his neighbour for news; and even great English lords and ladies condescended to speak to persons whom they did not know.
One dress, Tanya's, which the English governess had undertaken, cost Darya Alexandrovna much loss of temper.