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end, overthrow, set aside, Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech.
A road may be private; a highway or highroad is public, highway being a specific name for a road legally set apart for the use of the public forever; a highway may be over water as well as over land.
He was released from the engagement to be mortified and unhappy, till some other pretty girl could attract him into matrimony again, and he might set forward on a second, and, it is to be hoped, more prosperous trial of the state: if duped, to be duped at least with good humour and good luck; while she must withdraw with infinitely stronger feelings to a retirement and reproach which could allow no second spring of hope or character.
Dr. Van Helsing is sleeping, Poor dear, he looks very tired and old and grey, but his mouth is set as firmly as a conqueror's; even in his sleep he is instinct with resolution.
He accordingly set the phonograph at a slow pace, and I began to typewrite from the beginning of the seventh cylinder.
But in his own judgment he decided that the sooner they set their affairs in order against the coming storm the better.
But in spite of this scornful reflection, he was by now looking cheerful as though he were suddenly set free from a terrible burden: and he gazed round in a friendly way at the people in the room.
Katerina Ivanovna was busy with the dying man; she was giving him water, wiping the blood and sweat from his head, setting his pillow straight, and had only turned now and then for a moment to address the priest.
I will take the first share,” he said, “because I am King: and the second share, as a partner with you in the chase: and the third share (believe me) will be a source of great evil to you, unless you willingly resign it to me, and set off as fast as you can.”
Then slashing his jaded horse, he set off as hard as he could.
It contained a woman's finger-ring, set all the way round with small diamonds, and from its appearance had evidently been recently purchased.
Night had already fallen, because in this low latitude the sun sets quickly, without any twilight.
He set off briskly along the northern side of the Green hurrying for fear Corley should return too soon.
Then he deliberately set himself down to prepare for the task.
The propeller was instantly set in motion, and the log gave our speed as twenty miles per hour.
While she was absent, and outof hearing, a small white spaniel that belonged to one of the chiefgardeners, having got by accident into the garden, happened torange near the place where I lay: the dog, following the scent,came directly up, and taking me in his mouth, ran straight to hismaster wagging his tail, and set me gently on the ground.
The magician presently set them on fire, and when they were in a blaze, threw in some incense which raised a cloud of smoke.
He wore an odd little sleek crisp flaxen wig, setting very close to his head: which wig, it is to be presumed, was made of hair, but which looked far more as though it were spun from filaments of silk or glass.