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walk

1. n. something easy. (see also cakewalk, sleepwalk.) That game was a walk!
2. in. to walk out on someone; to quit a job. They had a big fight, and he walked.
3. in. to walk away from something unharmed. It couldn’t have been much of an accident. Both drivers walked.
4. in. to get out of prison; to get off from a criminal charge. (Underworld.) They thought they had Spike on a vice rap, but he walked.
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She walked toward the house, where a ladder was leaning against the kitchen roof.
There was no way of knowing what woman's thoughts went through her mind but, when the bottom of the hill was reached and she came up to the boy, she took his arm and walked beside him in dignified silence.
He raised himself up and looked round, and after a minute rose and walked humbly down to the lowest bench, and sat down on the very seat which he had occupied on his first Sunday at Rugby.
Then the grief which he began to share with others became gentle and holy, and he rose up once more, and walked up the steps to the altar, and while the tears flowed freely down his cheeks, knelt down humbly and hopefully, to lay down there his share of a burden which had proved itself too heavy for him to bear in his own strength.
They walked together along the passage to the entrance hall, where they saw the fresh, freckled face of the Duke of Chester, who was bounding buoyantly along towards them.
In a country life I conceive it to be a sort of necessary; for, let a woman have ever so many resources, it is not possible for her to be always shut up at home;and very long walks, you knowin summer there is dust, and in winter there is dirt."
Weston, while the dear girls walked about the gardens.
Moreover, you must walk like a camel, which is said to be the only beast which ruminates when walking.
When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: what would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?
She walked eagerly on as she spoke; and Elinor, to screen Marianne from particularity, as she felt almost certain of its not being Willoughby, quickened her pace and kept up with her.
I like you!" she cried out, pattering down the walk; and she chirped and tried to whistle, which last she did not know how to do in the least.
A somewhat rapid walk for me was but an ordinary pace for him.
I will walk round to the Corner with you, if you don't object; I have plenty of time before my company come; and I want to say a word to you, which I think you will not be displeased to hear.'
I could see only the stretch of green before me, and I felt as if I must walk on forever, without coming to the end of it.
The next morning Dorothy kissed the pretty green girl good-bye, and they all shook hands with the soldier with the green whiskers, who had walked with them as far as the gate.