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count

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To make a count of members, attendees, or participants.
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Really, count," replied Franz, "one would think that you had studied the different tortures of all the nations of the world.
There are, at least, few that I have not seen," said the count coldly.
Listen," said the count, and deep hatred mounted to his face, as the blood would to the face of any other.
No, no," continued the count, "had I to avenge myself, it is not thus I would take revenge.
But," said Franz to the count, "with this theory, which renders you at once judge and executioner of your own cause, it would be difficult to adopt a course that would forever prevent your falling under the power of the law.
Gentlemen," he continued, "monsieur le count did not know that those cards were in his pocket.
Tarzan smiled, and then, bowing to the count, handed him his own card.
I have had more awe-inspiring enemies, my dear count," replied Tarzan with a quiet smile, "yet I am still alive and unworried.
I did not know that he was a celebrity," said the count.
Perhaps she flushed the least little bit, for was not the count, her husband, gazing at her with a strangely quizzical expression.
It is easy to turn everything into ridicule," said Laura resolutely; "but you will not find it quite so easy, Count Fosco, to give me an instance of a wise man who has been a great criminal.
The Count shrugged his huge shoulders, and smiled on Laura in the friendliest manner.
Sir Percival burst out laughing, so violently, so outrageously, that he quite startled us all--the Count more than any of us.
cried Count Fosco, looking after him gaily, "he is the victim of English spleen.
The Count stroked one of his white mice reflectively with his chubby little finger before he answered.