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`` I might have starved, but at least I wouldn't be fried to a crisp and soaked with dirt ''!!
from Brown Corpus
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I and might
This light did not penetrate very far back into the hall, and my eyes were hindered rather than aided by the dim daylight entering through the fan vents when I tried to pick out whatever might be lying, or squatting, on the floor below.
If you tell him I made a pass at you he might think you misunderstood something I said or did, so instead of just telling him I made a pass, say I tried to date you and that you agreed so you could prove to him what a louse I really am.
I felt that he looked at me coldly and appraisingly and seemed to be uncertain what his attitude towards me should be, but he did not say one word which might indicate that he had been told of advances to his wife.
Since attack serves to stimulate interest in broadcasts, I added to my opening statement a sentence in which I claimed that German youth seemed to lack the enthusiasm which is a necessary ingredient of anger, and might be classified as uninterested and bored rather than angry.
I was far from convinced of the truth of my statement, but could not think of anything that might evoke responses more quickly.
Others mentioned that I might have had to ask friends or even strangers for help and that to be stranded in a foreign country without sufficient funds did not contribute to international understanding.
When confronted with a drunk or an insane person I have no notion of what any one of them might do to me or to himself or to others.
I granted this might be so, but found the result to be even more attention to form than was the case previously.
I fled, however, not from what might have been the natural fear of being unable to disguise from you that the things about my bridegroom -- in the sense you meant the word `` things '' -- which you had been galvanizing yourself to tell me as a painful part of your maternal duty were things which I had already insisted upon finding out for myself ( despite, I may now say, the unspeakable awkwardness of making the discovery on principle, yes, on principle, and in cold blood ) because I was resolved, as a modern woman, not to be a mollycoddle waiting for Life but to seize Life by the throat.
I and have
`` I mean, we don't have any way to get there and we can't expect you to quit work just to take us to town ''.
As I dug in behind one of the bales we were using as protection, I grudgingly found myself agreeing with Oso's logic, especially when I imagined what would have happened to Missy if Old Knife's large party of screeching warriors had overrun our company.
) hung on a hook on the wall, and underneath it I could see his tie, knotted, ready to be slipped over his head, a black badge of frayed respectability that ought never to have left his neck.
I was at once disappointed, although just what I had expected him to look like I could not have explained.
As he lowered himself on the chair behind his desk I wondered what this dapper, slightly ridiculous man could possibly have to do with the workings of the hall.
I would have foregone my romantic chances rather than leave a friend sweltering and dusty and -- Well, at least I wouldn't have shouted back a taunt.
At once my ears were drowned by a flow of what I took to be Spanish, but -- the driver's white teeth flashing at me, the road wildly veering beyond his glistening hair, beyond his gesticulating bottle -- it could have been the purest Oxford English I was half hearing ; ;
I and starved
Gags in the strips commonly deal with Garfield's obesity ( in one strip, Jon jokes, " I wouldn't say Garfield is fat, but the last time he got on a Ferris wheel, the two guys on top starved to death "), and his hatred of any form of exertion or work.
In 1450, Christian I forbade farmers to trade goods outside of Denmark, with the result that they sailed directly to Germany to sell their goods, bypassing the town of Stege, which was starved of goods and revenue.
Anderson refused, although he reportedly commented, " I shall await the first shot, and if you do not batter us to pieces, we shall be starved out in a few days.
Girtin's early death reportedly caused Turner to remark, " Had Tom Girtin lived I should have starved ".
My one regret is that I was not born three hundred years ago, for then I could have asked to grind ink or hold the paper for those gentleman, and if they would not have me I should have starved outside their doors rather than move away.
Markham was fiercely opposed to private ventures that might divert financial support from his project, and Borchgrevink found himself starved of practical help: " It was up a steep hill ", he wrote, " that I had to roll my Antarctic boulder.
In Wilma Mankiller's 1993 book, Mankiller, A Chief and Her People, on page 173 she quotes Barnard: " I have been compelled to see orphans robbed, starved, and burned for money.
I decided long ago that Oklahoma had no citizen who cared whether or not an orphan is robbed or starved or killed-because his dead claim is easier to handle than if he were alive.