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Soon they came hastening back, and prayed him to come and see how lovely the dark cell had grown.
MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--The book which I received from you on the 6th of this month I now hasten to return, while at the same time hastening also to explain matters to you in this accompanying letter.
After many years, on looking back from the middle turn of life's way at the events of the past, which, like a friendly crowd, seem to gaze sadly after us hastening towards the Cimmerian shore, we may see here and there, in the gray throng, some figure glowing with a faint radiance, as though it had caught all the light of our already crepuscular sky.
So each brother went his way; and as the eldest was hastening on a man met him, and asked him where he was going, and what he wanted.
One of his comrades hastening out at that moment, the name was repeated to him.
It has been suggested," ventured Lieutenant Charpentier, "that the wild man may have been a member of the tribe of blacks who attacked our party--that he was hastening to aid THEM--his own people.
Then he emerged upon the aerial dock, entered an elevator, and was borne quickly to the street below, where he was soon engulfed by the early morning throng of workers hastening to their daily duties.
This cross-industry consensus clears the way for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to finalize a minimal set of legally-binding standards, hastening the convergence of PCs with other consumer electronics devices -- particularly the TV -- by offering consumers the highest quality video images and CD-quality sound, as well as digital content and information-rich interactive programming.
In hopes of hastening a cure, the Mahars formed the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society last year.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the company's collapse in 1992, Finn reveals how he and other Phar-Mor executives concealed from Coopers & Lybrand, the company's auditors, losses that would grow to $500 million over five years, hastening the demise of the discount drug store chain.
The study indicates not only that the universe has a low density, but that some mysterious force is hastening the expansion.
Water vapor efficiently radiates heat away and may play a key role in hastening star formation, Kessler says.
So far, field tests show they produce accurate data in only a few minutes, hastening cleanup and cutting costs 95 percent.
In 1970, Crutzen first showed that nitrogen oxides (NOx)--produced by decaying nitrous oxide from soil-borne microbes--react catalytically with ozone, hastening its depletion.