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The poor wretch was doubtless torturing himself, after the manner of the insane, with needless thoughts of pain.
It is needless to say that they never did great things in their craft; but they were not to be despised for that.
Not willingly would I inflict,' Said Peter, 'on that noble heart One needless pang.
For roughness: it is a needless cause of discontent: severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate.
She was, it is needless to say, perfectly well aware that he was in love with her, while he was himself modestly reticent on the subject-- so far as words went.
It is needless to say that they merely strengthened my resolution to see her at all hazards.
It is needless to relate them here; they came out at his trial, and the revelation of his calmness in confronting them came near to saving his neck.
X in our alphabet being a needless letter has an added invincibility
You are not to forget the nature of this man's act; it is not permitted to you to think of it as an instance of bravado, nor, on the other hand, a needless sacrifice of self.
It is very delicate of you," said he, "but quite needless.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
The letter which he had been reading (from Lady Lundie, it is needless to say), dropped unheeded at his feet.
It is needless to say that the first visitors of the Columbiad were the members of the Gun Club.
It is needless to say, that during the night of the 5th-6th of December, the travelers took not an instant's rest.
But as there are no perfections of the mind which do not discover themselves in that perfect intimacy to which we intend to introduce our reader with this charming young creature, so it is needless to mention them here: nay, it is a kind of tacit affront to our reader's understanding, and may also rob him of that pleasure which he will receive in forming his own judgment of her character.