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institute, enact, or establish

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Darkness fell before he reached them; but he kept on until he felt the steeply rising ground that proclaimed his arrival at the base of the hills proper, and then he lay down and waited until morning should reveal the easiest passage to the land beyond.
All that day he urged his reluctant companions on through the fearful heat of the tropics until, almost exhausted, they halted at dusk upon the bank of a river, where they filled their stomachs with cooling draughts, and after eating lay down to sleep.
As soon as he had finished his horrible repast he lay down to sleep as before, and when we heard him begin to snore I, and nine of the boldest of my comrades, rose softly, and took each a spit, which we made red-hot in the fire, and then at a given signal we plunged it with one accord into the giant's eye, completely blinding him.
Quietly they lay down to rest, knowing that ere morning stern battle would be theirs.
Pierre wished to say something, looked at her with eyes whose strange expression she did not understand, and lay down again.
The Hunter now lay down and slept off his weariness.
Rather than look for better quarters I lay down on the mattress without removing my clothing and fell asleep.
Once, in the pursuit of a rabbit, which she ordinarily would have caught with ease, she gave over and lay down and rested.
He therefore rolled himself in flour and lay down in a dark corner.
On the second night both we and our animals were completely fagged, and so we lay down upon the moss and slept for some five or six hours, taking up the journey once more before daylight.
Some of the Manyuema started to lay down their loads, but this was altogether too much for the avaricious Arabs.
Half the night he paced the floor, wrestling with this nightmare; and when he was exhausted he lay down, trying to sleep, but finding instead, for the first time in his life, that his brain was too much for him.
Vasili Andreevich got up and lay down again some twenty times.
He set the pointer for a certain station in Greater Helium, raised the arched lid of the thing, stepped in and lay down upon the upholstered bottom.
Again he stretched and yawned, glanced up at the river-bank, shrugged his shoulders, and lay down in the bottom of his canoe for a little nap before he plunged into the jungle after the prey he had come forth to hunt.