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The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life.
The worst that a prince may expect from a hostile people is to be abandoned by them; but from hostile nobles he has not only to fear abandonment, but also that they will rise against him; for they, being in these affairs more far- seeing and astute, always come forward in time to save themselves, and to obtain favours from him whom they expect to prevail.
This land, of present mournful interest, had fallen back, owing to the negligence or abandonment of its owners, into the wild character of primitive nature.
The thing is common in that fishery; and in the sequel of the narrative, it will then be seen what like abandonment befell myself.
One received a wonderful impression of utter abandonment, of wasted efficiency.
I mean in the hearty abandonment of broad-mouthed mirth.
"Very well; I suppose you know best," replied Tess with calm abandonment.
That distress, that deformity, that abandonment, the thought of his young brother, the idea which suddenly occurred to him, that if he were to die, his dear little Jehan might also be flung miserably on the plank for foundlings,--all this had gone to his heart simultaneously; a great pity had moved in him, and he had carried off the child.
It had once or twice crossed his mind that possibly there was some deficiency in Dorothea to account for the moderation of his abandonment; but he was unable to discern the deficiency, or to figure to himself a woman who would have pleased him better; so that there was clearly no reason to fall back upon but the exaggerations of human tradition.
"An't'ing yehs wants, damn it," said the man in an abandonment of good will.
The drinking was not the cause of the sickness, nor of the abandonment of the voyage.
Some instinct warned Anne that the proud, bitter girl would never forgive the one who thus surprised her in her abandonment of despair.