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What we call real estate--the solid ground to build a house on--is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
"Perhaps it would be better if I married William," she thought suddenly, and the thought appeared to loom through the mist like solid ground. She stood there, thinking of her own destiny, and the elder ladies talked on, until they had talked themselves into a decision to ask the young woman to luncheon, and tell her, very friendlily, how such behavior appeared to women like themselves, who knew the world.
At another signal from Van Horn the rowers backed water and forced the boat, stern in, up to the solid ground of the runway.
She felt as if she had solid ground under her feet again, and when Mr.
This was repeated three times, causing the solid ground to shake and tremble.
To help the delusion, the solid ground itself seemed gone, and the mountain, a shining waste of immense white heaps and masses, to be a region of cloud floating between the blue sky above and the earth far below.
In the surrounding plain, which more resembled a dusty lake than solid ground, were scattered a few miserable stalks of wheat, the effect, no doubt, of a curious desire on the part of the agriculturists of the country to see whether such a thing as the raising of grain in those parched regions was practicable.
For instead of attempting to seize more solid ground, this mad regiment, having put the river in its rear by one wild charge, did nothing more, but stuck there in the mire like flies in treacle.
I had had so many reasons to believe in my friend's subtle powers of reasoning and extraordinary energy in action that I felt that he must have some solid grounds for the assured and easy demeanour with which he treated the singular mystery which he had been called upon to fathom.
GETTING STARTED You'll be dying to get out on the surf, but some practice on solid ground first will do you good.
However, it is important that it is built on solid ground otherwise it will falter.
"Al Ahly is a big club standing on a very solid ground; whatever happened with Al Ahly and regardless of the bad decisions and wrong choices, in the end they have a solid foundation," Sheikh said.
European indices are on solid ground as well, with the Euro Stoxx 50 up 0.4%, German DAX +0.6% and UK FTSE 100 +0.2%.
Life was able to be improved in many ways, because we had solid ground to work from.
After landing back on solid ground the actor called the experience exhilarating.