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  • Yully let the power fill her and mix with the other energies, staving off panic that there was much more than she could ever control.
  • The formidable defensive system on which the German Higher Command, apparently with good reasons, relied to hold up the Allied advance until the winter should give pause to active operations and secure for their hard-driven troops and warweary people a little respite from their trials and disillusionments, had been burst into fragments, and there was left for German arms no further resource for staving off disaster.
  • The compromise served its turn in allaying political bitterness and staving off a direct conflict between the United States and South Carolina.
  • Seeing, now, that there were no curtains to the window, and that the street being very narrow, the house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on; I begged him as well as I could, to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible.
  • The boat sank to the bottom of the lake, as if sucked into a morass.

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