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The population of the island, Montgomery informed me, now numbered rather more than sixty of these strange creations of Moreau's art, not counting the smaller monstrosities which lived in the undergrowth and were without human form.
The stranger might have numbered sixty or sixty-five years; but a certain briskness and appearance of vigor in his movements made it probable that he was aged more from captivity than the course of time.
Since the first days of Christianity, there has been no man more worthy to be numbered in the brotherhood of the apostles than Eliot.
Informed of this objection later in the day, the manager regretted that he could only offer to the lady the choice of one other bedchamber, numbered Thirty-eight, and situated immediately over the bedchamber which she desired to leave.
He instantly saw that the credit of the hotel was in danger, unless something was done to retrieve the character of the room numbered Fourteen.
on the second floor), which, not being to let, had not previously been numbered at all.
Did you never remark how he declares that he had invented number, and had numbered the ships and set in array the ranks of the army at Troy; which implies that they had never been numbered before, and Agamemnon must be supposed literally to have been incapable of counting his own feet-- how could he if he was ignorant of number?