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was and afraid
`` I was afraid of this.
We get some clue from a few remembrances of childhood and from the circumstance that we are probably not much more afraid of people now than man ever was.
But she was afraid the First Lady would not understand, because Rob Roy was a perfect angel with the First Family.
One of the people who was afraid of Alfred was his own brother, Lew.
By the time he was prosperous enough -- his goals were high -- he was bald and afraid of women.
I was drunk with excitement and the smell of gunpowder that came floating down from the road, and the fact that I was not afraid now, but only waiting to know what to do next.
But Michael Sept had unmasked him, revealing he had never been a bishop, but was an Anabaptist, afraid to state his faith, because he knew John Calvin had written a book against their belief that the soul slept after death.
She knew she was feeling afraid and inwardly laughed at herself.
In I wanted to tell him, but I was afraid to the final to is lightly stressed because it represents to tell him.
And was he afraid to do anything as definite as releasing her??
If there was such a person, I'm afraid she got away with it.
The fact is incontestable: that liberal world of Unitarian Boston was narrow-minded, intellectually sterile, smug, afraid of the logical consequences of its own mild ventures into iconoclasm, and quite prepared to resort to hysterical repressions when its brittle foundations were threatened.
He was a propagandist -- they weren't afraid of the word, then -- satirist, nature lover, philosopher, scientist, what you will, a member of every party and of no party.
I was afraid to look for fear the evil might still be going on.
His recent experience in motor car advertising, a love for cars of themselves, the existence of A-Z's useless Wisconsin set-up, exposure to exciting conceptions of Hamrick's that nobody would buy, and the coincidental recent failure of a respected but out-dated small-car manufacturer called Ticonderoga Motors had given him an idea of such dimensions he was almost afraid to broach it.
Despite Frankish advances in the years that followed, Alaric was not afraid to take the military initiative when it presented itself.
Alford appealed and requested a new trial, arguing he was forced into a guilty plea because he was afraid of receiving a death sentence.
Aware of the accusations against Kidd, Bellomont was justifiably afraid of being implicated in piracy himself, and knew that presenting Kidd to England in chains was his best chance to save himself.

was and future
Even two decades ago in Go Down, Moses Faulkner was looking to the more urban future with a glimmer of hope that through its youth and its new way of life the South might be reborn and the curse of slavery erased from its soil.
Mama knew this doll was meant to help Mrs. Coolidge overcome her grief by turning her eyes to the future.
There was no time in the short Mexican encounter to evolve a solution but the area provided a proving ground for new departures in the near future.
But he, as I can now retort, was the man who could see so short a distance ahead that after a visit to Russia he gave voice to the famous exclamation: `` I have seen the future and it works ''.
The promise that the lion and the lamb will lie down together was given in the future tense.
More, the U.S. action was hailed by a principal opposition leader, Dr. Juan Bosch, as having saved `` many lives and many troubles in the near future ''.
She stood up, smoothing her hair down, straightening her clothes, feeling a thankfulness for the enveloping darkness outside, and, above everything else, for the absence of the need to answer, to respond, to be aware even of Stowey coming in or going out, and yet, now that she was beginning to cook, she glimpsed a future without him, a future alone like this, and the pain made her head writhe, and in a moment she found it hard to wait for Lucretia to come with her guests.
At the recent horse show convention in New York it was stated that this Intermediate Judging Class is meeting with great success and will be a great help to future judges in the horse world.
He made it clear from the beginning that this was the students' opportunity, and that the future destiny of such groups depended on favorable results from this one.
The purpose set forth at the beginning of this book was first to introduce the reader to a general background knowledge of the various types and capabilities of the forecasting methods already in use, so that he might then be in a position to evaluate for himself the validity of the rather astonishing empirical correlation that is to follow, and to appraise the forecast that its interpretation suggests for the future of farm prices over the years immediately ahead.
The ninth century was in its artistic work `` the spiritually freest and most self-sufficient between past and future '', and the loving skill spent by its artists upon their products is a testimonial to their sense that what they were doing was important and was appreciated.
For the use of students and future restorers, a full, day-by-day record was kept of all three undertakings, complete technical reports on what we found and what we did.
She was listening to other voices, out of the future.
Her mother was already considerably concerned over her daughter's future.
Their joint statement was welcomed by the Western delegations who will attend tomorrow the nineteenth plenary session of the fourteen-nation conference on the future of Laos.
It was in the midst of such White House deliberations that Premier Khrushchev on May 4 made new inquiries through the U. S. Embassy in Moscow about a meeting with the President in the near future.
It was their conviction that the people should be `` brought up together '', a grade at a time, until in some indefinite future some might be ready to tackle history, economics and political science.
It was they who held the future in their hands.
When he was made a vice president only a year after the new sales job, a leading business magazine ran his photograph with a brief biography in a series on national business leaders of the future.
Part of the time saved was spent on a preliminary estimate for a long-distance plan to free bound oxygen in the sands of Mars to make the planet more friendly to future human generations.
Thus, the masculine animate infinitive dabhumaksanigalu'ahai, meaning to live, was, in the perfect tense, ksu'u'peli'afo, and, in the future, mai'teipa.

was and would
The easiest thing would be to sell out to Al Budd and leave the country, but there was a stubborn streak in him that wouldn't allow it.
He was silent a moment, thinking he could use a man this time of year, and if the girl could cook, it would give him more time in the meadows, but he knew nothing about the couple.
Dawn would come soon and the night was at its coldest.
Cabot turned back to the men and he was drunk with the thing they would do, wild to break from the cloying warmth of the saloon into the cold of the ebbing night.
Evidently this was a precaution so that mounts would be available in an emergency.
The coyote was calling again, and he hoped that this time there would be no other sounds to interrupt it.
The only thing which would have attracted attention was that two wore the uniform of prison guards, three the striped suits of convicts.
It was there that she would have to enact her renunciation, beg forgiveness.
If, when this was all over, she found the words to tell him about it, she wondered if he would ever understand.
She was sure she would reach the pool by climbing, and she clung to that belief despite the increasing number of obstacles.
At one and the same time, she was within it but still searching for the drawbridge that would give her entry.
Somehow more terrible than the certainty that he was about to die was the knowledge that Lord would probably not suffer for it: the murder would go unpunished.
This, he was sure, was the way they would act ; ;
But her mother would rebuke her if she mentioned it, and say that it was none of her concern.
A man like Jess would want to have a ready means of escape in case it was needed.
Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding.
From the way the wound in his head was itching, Dan knew that it would heal.
Russ ran through the bills and named an amount it was highly unlikely any cowpuncher would come by honestly.
`` Gyp Carmer couldn't have known about Colcord's money unless he was told -- and who else would have told him ''??
There was a feeling that this mission would be canceled like all the others and that this muddy wet dark world of combat would go on forever.

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