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had and been
If he had married her, he'd have been asking for trouble.
They had been seen as soon as they left the ranch, picked out of the darkness by the weary though watchful eyes of two men posted a few hundred yards away in the windless shelter of the trees.
They greeted the news angrily, as though they had been cheated of purpose.
With every leaping stride of the horse beneath him he crossed one more patch of earth that had been his, that he would never see again.
He had been carrying an Enfield rifle and a holstered navy cap-and-ball pistol.
But the luck that had been running their way left him.
His shout had been taken up and repeated.
A sizable supply of powder had been touched off.
The worst part had been the waiting ; ;
The war captain had been badly wounded and was fighting to hold his seat.
And one had been too many.
That afternoon when they had pulled up in front of the broken-down ranch house, his hopes had been high.
The place had been cheap -- just the little he had left after Amelia's burial -- and it would serve its purpose.
I had for some time been hoping, in vain, for one of the dim figures to pass between the fan vents and myself.
Although I had been inside it I had not yet seen it functioning.
No one was behind it, but in the rear wall of the office I noticed, for the first time, a door which had been left partially open.
He had been worried that with Miller and Rankin added to the escape party they would be short.
He had been one of the original Night Riders, one who had escaped the trial.
He had been the auditor for the mining syndicate, and he had stolen fifty thousand dollars of the syndicate's money.
Then the vein had petered out and the whole project had been abandoned.

had and living
He already had that slow pace that comes over the elderly, while she herself had all the signs of one who appreciates the joys of living.
I persuaded an Australian friend who had lived `` outback '' for years to take me to see some aborigines living in the bush.
Billy Koch, who had once worked for Wright as a chauffeur, gave a deposition for Miriam's use that he had seen Olgivanna living at Taliesin.
I do not suppose you ever heard of F. Scott Fitzgerald, living or dead, and moreover I do not suppose that, even if you had, his legend would have seemed to you to warrant more than a cluck of disapproval.
As a naturalist living for two years at the headwaters of the Amazon, he had collected specimens for Mexican museums, and he had taken to the London zoo a live quetzal, the sacred bird of the old Mayans.
To him, Andrei Androfski had always been the living symbol of a Polish officer.
My first thought was how had it happened so soon, but I counted back on my fingers and sure enough we'd been living together six weeks.
Byron, since the separation from his wife had been living in a smallish house in Piccadilly Terrace.
Carrying it to the living room, she imagined the picture she made: tall and roundly slim, a bit sophisticated in her yellow sheath, with a graceful swingy walk that she had learned as a twirler with the school band.
I discovered that the girls had shrewdly vacated the kitchen, and were playing quietly in the living room.
This behavior on her part subsided only after I had come to see the uncomfortably close similarity between, on the one hand, her arranging the ventilation of the common living room to her own liking, or turning the television off or on without regard to the wishes of the others, and on the other hand, my own coming stolidly into her room despite her persistent and vociferous objections, bringing my big easy chair with me, usually shutting the windows of her room which she preferred to keep in a very cold state, and plunking myself down in my chair -- in short, behaving as if I owned her room.
Just yesterday we had met and talked with a living writer, a contemporary of the dead poet, who is known for his ability of manipulating his ideas and his craft more advantageously.
One had taken a flight into uncharted space, in the service of science, to return as a living hero.
The first productive period came when he was considering poetry as a vocation, before he had decided to write fiction for a living ( in his note for Who's Who he wrote that he `` wrote verses 1865 - 1868 ; ;
Dickens suggests the economic evils of such a society on the first page of his novel in the description of Pip's five little dead brothers `` who gave up trying to get a living exceedingly early in that universal struggle '', who seemed to have `` all been born on their backs with their hands in their trousers-pockets, and had never taken them out in this state of existence ''.
Nellie was in the kitchen, had just come to work, when she heard Tim arguing with Julia in the living room.
Since he possessed more power in an interdependent universe of living beings and dead spirits, the emperor had to use it for the benefit of the living.
But Mary would soon no longer be living there, for she would be notified in a few days that her husband had died in an accident while on a flight to Tahiti.
The statues of Apollo were thought to incarnate his living presence, and these representations of illusive imaginative reality had deep roots in the Minoan period, and in the beliefs of the first Greek speaking people who entered the region during the bronze-age.
When they evolved from lunged fish, amphibians had to make certain adaptations for living on land.
Following his education at Balliol, Huxley was financially indebted to his father and had to earn a living.

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