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Then that success, which was already so well known, was officially announced; the favored band who were selected to guard the gates of the fort were detailed, and defiled before their chief; the signal of their approach was given, and all the usual preparations for a change of masters were ordered and executed directly under the guns of the contested works.
Already he had doubled himself in one way; he talked sixth century and wrote nineteenth.
We were now close in; thirty or forty strokes and we should beach her, for the ebb had already disclosed a narrow belt of sand below the clustering trees.
A few of the dancers had already changed into ordinary dress; but most of them wore their skirts of gossamer gauze; and all had thought it the right thing to put on a special face for the occasion: all, that is, except little Jammes, whose fifteen summers--happy age
I learned nothing fresh except that already in one week the examination of the Martian mechanisms had yielded astonishing results.
The parts of Tragedy which must be treated as elements of thc whole have been already mentioned.
I was sent to the school by distant relations, upon whom I was dependent and of whom I have heard nothing since--they sent me there a forlorn, silent boy, already crushed by their reproaches, already troubled by doubt, and looking with savage distrust at everyone.
Now, as they had already traveled eleven leagues, D'Artagnan thought it time to stop, whether Porthos were or were not in the inn.
The feast had been made ready on the second floor at La Reserve, with whose arbor the reader is already familiar.
The place of the interview between Miss Temple and the Indian has already been described as one of those plat forms of rock, which form a sort of terrace in the mountains of that country, and the face of it, we have said, was both high and perpendicular.
Edward Rose, the interpreter, whose sinister looks we have already mentioned, was denounced by this secret informer as a designing, treacherous scoundrel, who was tampering with the fidelity of certain of the men, and instigating them to a flagrant piece of treason.
A large number of passengers were already at the station-house awaiting the departure of the cars.
It both protected the advances already made to the north, and helped to dominate the sea coast.
I already regretted having ever consented to take charge of it.
By daybreak the boy was already sitting by the well and watching it.