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abouts

(əˈbaʊts)
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mamma, do the people here abouts know I am married to-day?
Bennet regretted that their stay would be so short; and she made the most of the time by visiting about with her daughter, and having very frequent parties at home.
You were not by, when I told mamma and the others all about it.
The former was heard to threaten the latter with informing his master of his where- abouts. Straightway a meeting was called among the colored people, under the stereotyped notice, "Busi- ness of importance!" The betrayer was invited to at- tend.
But in spite of him, and even in spite of myself, I continued to think, and to think about the injustice of my enslavement, and the means of escape.
About two months after this, I applied to Master Hugh for the privilege of hiring my time.
I supposed that they were about upon a level with the non-slaveholding population of the south.
In about four months after I went to New Bed- ford, there came a young man to me, and inquired if I did not wish to take the "Liberator." I told him I did; but, just having made my escape from slavery, I remarked that I was unable to pay for it then.
Let the lad go with you in welcome; he is used to keeping company with ministers, and talking of such matters; so is old John, who was christianized by the Moravians abouts the time of the old war.
Next to him moved the Indian, his hair falling about his face, his head uncovered, and the rest of his form concealed beneath his blanket.
Grant; “though I should think that a youth who had never been blown about by the wind of false doctrines, and who has enjoyed the advantages of our liturgy for so many years in its purity, might safely come.
As the crow flies it is about twenty miles from the mouth of the river to Thuria, but be-fore I had covered half of it I was fagged.