Christianos: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature AnnexingThey are to weight the body, and throw it into the Blue Pool under the waterfall shown on the plan hereto annexed; but on pain of imprisonment for life they shall not reserve to their own use any article belonging to the deceased.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon Revisited.It was thought that if Texas could be wrested from Mexico and annexed to the United States, it might be divided into several slaveholding States, and thus check the rapidly increasing preponderance of the free States of the North.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in David Crockett.A line extended east from three miles north of this point came out near Portland, and the intervening space was forthwith annexed.ndash;Brooks Adams in The Emancipation of Massachusetts.Their cultivated fields; their constructed habitations; a space of ample sufficiency for their subsistence, and whatever they had annexed to themselves by personal labor, was undoubtedly, by the laws of nature, theirs.ndash;John Quincy Adams in Orations of John Quincy Adams.I devoutly trust that none of the West India islands furnishing such satanic entomological specimens will ever be annexed to the United States.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in Ponkapog Papers.I may remark that Roxbury was at that time a separate municipality, and had not been annexed to Boston.ndash;Horatio Alger in Do and Dare.Landino has 'Potti,' and he is probably right for Poitou was annexed to the French crown by Philip IV. See Henault, Abrege Chron. A.D.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).I annexed Lady Belleisle, who is at least amusing.ndash;Grant Allen in An African Millionaire.A thief, will, under such law, he really more benefitted by feeling its force than in escaping the penalty annexed to its infringement.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures.Gwynne could think of no better remedy for demoralized nerves than a flirtation with a resourceful California girl, and if Dick annexed a living companion for his trying journey to England so much the better.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in The Sisters-In-Law.
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