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When they stood about his tent, chaffing each other, exchanging their obscenities, cursing command or weather, he had studied their faces.
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When these had been pocketed, we could still spend a morning cracking open other pebbles for our delight in seeing how much prettier they were inside than their dull exteriors indicated.
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When he discovered they had received from the Company's Court of Directors no permission to live in India, coupled with the fact that they were Americans who had been sent to Asia to convert `` the heathen '', he became more belligerent than ever.
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When enough time had elapsed so that there was little likelihood of his returning for something he had forgotten, Harold went out into the hall and stood looking into one room after another.
When they had gone, he stood for a minute breathing in the mustiness of old paper and leather which the busily thrumming air conditioner couldn't quite dispel.
When the car, with Susan's hands waving wildly from the rear window, disappeared down the driveway, Lucy stood looking after its pale dust.
When Joshua read the Law to the people between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, they stood on each side of the Ark.
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When Edward Witten named M-theory, he did not specify what the M stood for — perhaps because the nascent theory was not fully defined.
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