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When he sank on his knees, they had allowed him to char without administering the stroke of mercy.
from Brown Corpus
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When U-41 surfaced near Baralong, the latter opened fire while continuing to fly the American flag, and sank the U-boat.
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When Ravel awoke from the anaesthesia, he asked for his brother, but quickly sank into a deep coma, from which he never awoke.
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When aircraft from four Japanese carriers attacked Midway Island, the three U. S. carriers, warned by broken Japanese codes and waiting in ambush, attacked and sank three enemy carriers – Akagi, Kaga, Soryu.
When and on
When, in late afternoon on the last day in June, he saw two people top the ridge to the south and walk toward the house, he quit work immediately and strode to his rifle.
When they turned in the saddle they could see the men behind them, strung out on the prairie in a flat black line.
When one of the men in the hall behind us spat on the floor and scraped his boot over the gob of spittle I noticed how the clerk winced.
When they reached their neighbor's house, Pamela said a few polite words to Grace and kissed Melissa lightly on the forehead, the impulse prompted by a stray thought -- of the type to which she was frequently subject these days -- that they might never see one another again.
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When he rolled on the left side, propping on his left elbow, Matsuo seized his hair and pulled him back over.
When her hand touched his, fire went through Jack and he felt weak, but he managed somehow to get her on her feet.
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When he was stripped, deloused and numbered by his guards, his much-thumbed sketchbook was seized and thrown on a pile of prisoners' goods to be confiscated.
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Besides doing a single song, `` When The Sun Comes Out '', they worked on the ambitious American-Negro Suite, for voices and piano, as well as songs for films.
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When the young biologist, Dr. Ballard, began to show interest in our daughter Elizabeth, this induced a corresponding interest, on our part, in him.
When he turns briefly to literary style, in the Third Book, he again looks to the effect on the audience.