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Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities - By James Hayden Tufts, W Wetz, Hugo Helbing, Edward Thomas Owen, George J Tamson, A. L. Pogodin, Karl Brugmann, James Dowden Bruner, A Leskien, Wm E Bohn, William Edward Bohn, Mario Rossi, William Warner Bishop, George Rebec, Otto Knapp, Frank Gaylord Hubbard, Carl Meinhof, Frank Egbert Bryant, Rollo Ogden, Hugo Edward Eick, Fred Newton Scott, Hamilton Holt, Josephine May Burnham, Harry Gilbert Paul, Alexis Frederick Lange, John Harrower, Raymond Durbin Miller
...We have, therefore, to accentuate cstu-arde ....
Of Human Bondage - By William Somerset Maugham
...The genial disdain of Michel Rollin, who called them impostors, was answered by him with vituperation, of which crapule and canaille were the least violent items; he amused himself with abuse of their private lives, and with sardonic humor, with blasphemous and obscene detail, attacked the legitimacy of their births and the purity of their conjugal relations : he used an Oriental imagery and an Oriental emphasis to accentuate his ribald scorn ....
Tarzan of the Apes - By Edgar Rice Burroughs, A.C. McClurg & Company, W.F. Hall Printing Company
...Here and there the brilliant rays penetrated to earth, but for the most part they only served to accentuate the Stygian blackness of the jungle 's depths ....
Riders of the Purple Sage - By Zane Grey
...All the rest of that world was seemingly smooth, undulating sage, with no ragged lines of canons to accentuate its wildness ....
The Black Tulip - By Alexandre Dumas
...to accentuate his tale, when a loud step was heard in the hall aud spurs jingled upon the worn-out stairs ....
The Damnation of Theron Ware - By Harold Frederic
...The huge and ornate modern mansion which he had built, putting to shame every other house in the place, gave an effect of ostentation to the Maddens as a family; it seemed only to accentuate the air of humility which enveloped Jeremiah as with a garment ....
The Old Wives' Tale - By Arnold Bennett
...Then the odours of cookery would accentuate themselves; bells rang; fragments of conversations escaped through doors ajar; occasionally a man 's voice or a heavy step; then the fragrance of coffee; sometimes the sound of a kiss, the banging of the front door, the noise of brushing, or of the shaking of a carpet, a little scream as at some trifling domestic contretemps ....
Clark's field - By Robert Herrick
...Her skirt was slit so as to accentuate all there was of hips, and the bodice did the same for the bust ....
The Awkward Age - By Henry James
...asked Vanderbank, who, having taken it from him to hand to Mrs. Brook, held it a moment, delicately, to accentuate the doubt . "...
The Grain of Dust - By David Graham Phillips
...Evidently she had been crying, and spasms of that sort always accentuate every unloveli-ness ....
A Laodicean, Or, the Castle of the de Stancys - By Thomas Hardy
...It would have been decidedly plain but for a precious quality which no perfection of chiselling can give when the temperament denies it, and which no facial irregularity can take away--a tender affec-tionateness which might almost be called yearning; such as is often seen in all its intensity in the women of Correggio when they are painted in profile, and which a slight elevation of the lower part of her face helped to accentuate ....
The Colonel's Dream - By Charles Waddell Chesnutt
...To eradicate them entirely in any stated time was of course impossible, human nature being what it was, but he would do nothing to accentuate them ....
A Miscellany of Men - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...Dwarfed trees and crooked serpents, heavy flowers and hunchbacked birds accentuate by the very splendor and contrast...
Hilda Lessways - By Arnold Bennett
...The fact was, as Janet teasingly told him while she hung on his neck, that he wished to accentuate as much as possible his own martyrdom to industry ....
The Eyes of the World - By Harold Bell Wright
...Her full rounded, splendidly developed body wafl gowned to accentuate the alluring curves of her sex ....
Child of Storm - By Henry Rider Haggard
...It faced towards the west, but the light of the sinking sun that flowed up it served only to accentuate its vast loneliness, for it was a big cleft, the best part of a mile wide at its mouth ....