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Which I entreated you to believe, again and again, most fervently, with all my heart, was capable of better things, Mr.
But just now I and my master have need of you, and you can turn your stout blade to better service than that of the Sheriff.
Poyser said, "he'd better not ha' stirred a kettle o' sour broth.
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; a beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form: it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.
Sir Henry's strength had done it, and never did muscular power stand a man in better stead.
If ye handle yew bow and apple shaft no better than ye do oaken cudgel, I wot ye are not fit to be called yeomen in my country; but if there be any man here that can shoot a better shaft than I, then will I bethink me of joining with you.
Instead of preaching against humbug outside the walls, it might be better to set up a disinfecting apparatus within.
I don't wish to look affected, but the music tells the story so much better than the acting that I don't care to look on half the time," answered Polly, hoping Tom would n't see the tears she had so cleverly suppressed.
We have all been selfish and neglected him, so we won't fight about it, but try and do better," said Archie, generously taking more than his share of blame, for he had been less inattentive than either of the others.
SOCRATES: Is he not better off in knowing his ignorance?
But is the just man or the skilful player a more useful and better partner at a game of draughts?
Where can you find a place that will agree better with you and me?
But I ask you: Where have there ever been better robbers and slayers in the world than such holy precepts?
My true name is so well known in the records or registers at Newgate, and in the Old Bailey, and there are some things of such consequence still depending there, relating to my particular conduct, that it is not be expected I should set my name or the account of my family to this work; perhaps, after my death, it may be better known; at present it would not be proper, no not though a general pardon should be issued, even without exceptions and reserve of persons or crimes.
He struck me with his whip, the coward, when he was mounted and I afoot, and I should be better pleased that he turned out what I think him.
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