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Who has set down their "little unremembered acts," their eccentricities, their sterling southern tenacities?
Highways & Byways in Sussex E.V. Lucas
But the perception only roused in himself some slumbering tenacities and vehemences of which he had been scarcely aware.
Marriage à la mode Humphry Ward 1885
But, as certain tenacities are stronger than all others, Athos was forced to hear Planchet recite his idols of felicity, translated into a language more chaste than that of Longus.
But, as certain tenacities are stronger than others, Athos was forced to hear Planchet recite his idyls of felicity, translated into a language more chaste than that of Longus.
The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas p��re 1836
This heat however is never fo great as to fire the powder in loading the piece; befide the artillery men either ceafe firing 01: cool the gun with a wet fpunge, when they are apprehenfive of its being too hot: wherefore we will confider this heat as the higheft term in comparing different tenacities.
Today, when "all is drowning in Pharaism" ” the phrase is Pasternak's ” their ardors and their tenacities feel like raft, beacon, beach.
Notes on Susan Weinberger, Eliot 2007
To see the text and follow Richardson’s changes is to get an unusually intimate view of his attitude toward his book, of his concessions and tenacities, of Richardson the anonymous “editor” who could not keep the author’s laurels completely under his hat.
Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela Samuel Richardson 1725