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As may be imagined, he lost no time in setting out to deliver Rosalie, and travelled so fast that he soon arrived at the forest, in the midst of which she lay a captive.
I saw there in the midst of this fire that burns not the swift and elegant porpoise
Phileas Fogg looked at Sir Francis Cromarty for an explanation; but the general could not tell what meant a halt in the midst of this forest of dates and acacias.
Every one turned towards the procureur, who, unable to bear the universal gaze now riveted on him alone, advanced staggering into the midst of the tribunal, with his hair dishevelled and his face indented with the mark of his nails.
A great tumult arose, in the midst of which even the noise of thunder could not have been heard.
Then she heard the muttered words of prayer, in the midst of which she started, and would have arisen.
But all these, with the other historic personages, in the midst of whom the chair had so often stood, had passed, both in substance and shadow, from the scene of ages.
In traversing it, however, one of the horses was swept suddenly from his footing, and his rider was flung from the saddle into the midst of the stream.
Their proprietor inserting his head into the midst of them, impelled his necklace of cocoanuts through the water by striking out beneath the surface with his feet.
And let there be a fountain, or some fair work of statuas, in the midst of this court; and to be paved as the other court was.
It was, no doubt, one of those luminous illusions that sometimes impress the eye in the midst of very profound darkness.
The man who wrote that word upon the wall disappeared from the midst of the generations of man many centuries ago; the word, in its turn, has been effaced from the wall of the church; the church will, perhaps, itself soon disappear from the face of the earth.
At that time salt-mining was the great industry in that part of West Virginia, and the little town of Malden was right in the midst of the salt-furnaces.
But it can't be he, alone in the midst of this empty field
Lydgate too was reticent in the midst of his confidence.