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When he was bent over behind the wheel of the station wagon, feeling in his trouser cuffs for the ignition key which he had dropped a moment before, she came out of the house with an enormous Rumanian shawl over her head, which she had bought in that country during one of their trips abroad, and handed him a clean handkerchief through the window.
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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.
When he regained consciousness he was in Lord's house, in the office of Doctor Lord, the deputy's deceased father.
When it was followed by a second, whining even closer, Cobb swerved sharply aside into a depression.
When she appeared at the store to help out for a few hours even my looking at her was surreptitious lest my Uncle notice it.
When he awoke in the mornings, she was in his mind and he could hardly wait to get to school to be near her in the flesh.
When he finally left the sinister mansion on Perdido Street, he was carried out in a coroner's basket.
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* When the leg is not bent, it is stretched completely or put behind in a semi-classical position where the leg is slightly bent, but not completely.
When the Colonies were first settled, " the lawyer was synonymous with the cringing Attorneys-General and Solicitors-General of the Crown and the arbitrary Justices of the King's Court, all bent on the conviction of those who opposed the King's prerogatives, and twisting the law to secure convictions.
When near full draw is reached, the cam has turned to its full extent, the archer has gained mechanical advantage, and the least amount of force needs to be applied to the string to keep the limbs bent.
When excavated and placed upright on its flat base, it was found to lean obliquely to the left from the vertical, perhaps explaining the name Crom, " bent, crooked ".
When Symonds refused to help Shorting gain admission to Magdalen, the younger man wrote to school officials alleging " that I had supported him in his pursuit of the chorister Walter Thomas Goolden ( 1848-1901 ), that I shared his habits and was bent on the same path.
When the princess is fifteen or sixteen and her parents are away on pleasure bent, she wanders through the palace rooms going up and down and then chances upon an old woman who is spinning with her distaff in the garret of a tower and had not heard of the king's decree against spinning wheels.
When Julian, Blaze, and another physicist submit their paper to a journal's review board, they find themselves the target of " The Hammer of God " a Christian cult bent on hastening an anticipated end of the universe.
When Otaru attempts to free her, he is confronted by a power-mad Faust once again bent on conquest, accompanied by the Saber Dolls, who seem disturbed by Faust ’ s return to his dark past.
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When Athislus, who was pursuing the escapers saw that a precious ring was lying on the ground, he bent down to pick it up.
When a stick submerged in water looks bent a direct realist is not compelled to say the stick actually is bent but can say that the stick can have more than one appearance: a straight stick can look bent when light reflected from the stick arrives at one's eye in a crooked pattern, but this appearance isn't necessarily a sense-datum in the mind.
When the gluteus maximus takes its fixed point from the pelvis, it extends the femur and brings the bent thigh into a line with the body.
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When used as a fishing light, light output can be redirected toward the water by installing a 5 ” X 10 ” piece of aluminum flashing or heavy foil bent into a half circle and placed next to the lamp's circular acrylic lens.
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According to a 2006 newspaper column by Jack Betts, " When eight Nazis bent on mayhem came ashore on Long Island in 1942, they were soon caught and ordered to stand trial in a secret military tribunal.
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When financial exigency, following the Great Stop of the Exchequer in 1672 and the outbreak of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, finally forced Charles II to convene parliament again in 1673, the parliamentarians were bent on revenge.
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