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During this dreadful siege, which threatened death in every form, we had two men killed, and four wounded, besides a number of cattle.
Conscience is a dreadful thing when it accuses man or boy; but when, in the case of a boy, that secret burden co-operates with another secret burden down the leg of his trousers, it is (as I can testify) a great punishment.
He confessed with the utmost frankness and ingenuity that the priests and religious have given dreadful accounts both of us and of the religion we preached; that the unhappy people were taught by them that the curse of God attended us wheresoever we went; that we were always followed by the grasshoppers, that pest of Abyssinia, which carried famine and destruction over all the country; that he, seeing no grasshoppers following us when we passed by their village, began to doubt of the reality of what the priests had so confidently asserted, and was now convinced that the representation they made of us was calumny and imposture.
And the dreadful thing is this: we were all taken up last night, and we have to pay Colette's fine among the six, or we'll be had up for evidence - shebeening it is.
But one word many times repeated, a dreadful word, revealed the cause of the agitation spreading on board the Nautilus.
One is a dreadful little man who is always sitting over the fire, and talking about the colour of the sky.
As I emerged from my unconsciousness--which could not, I think, have lasted more than a few minutes--I was aware of a most dreadful and penetrating smell.
Our visitors never do such dreadful things," said Lucy, while her brother, in whose memory the boiled egg had already grown unsubstantial, exclaimed in irritable tones: "Just what I've been trying to convince Cousin Charlotte of, Lucy, for the last half hour.
Poor little boy, it's dreadful to think of him quite alone in the world.
A murder by sentence is far more dreadful than a murder committed by a criminal.
It was too dreadful to be under the burden of these insoluble problems, so he abandoned himself to any distraction in order to forget them.
It's so very sad and dreadful," said Anne in a low tone.
The thought that he might, and very probably would, die that night occurred to him, but did not seem particularly unpleasant or dreadful.
She has taken to practicing on that dreadful instrument in the intervals of her chemistry.
asked the Man, "and why dost thou dwell in this dreadful place?