Gries: Webster's Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 34 pages
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Use in Literature RightingAnd this had to be prevented at all costs, as the thin provision cases would not stand many bumps on the ice; besides which, it was such hard work righting the sledges again that for this reason alone the drivers exercised the greatest care.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.He loved Texas so well that he defended the code of private and public mobbery for righting wrongs.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 12.As he was rowed back to shore, the horn gave the signal for raising anchor, and the ship, righting itself, moved majestically through the midst of the fleet.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Harold, book 8.Believe me, in this matter, our only way of righting ourselves will be to convict him of scandal against the highest dignitaries of the Church.ndash;Wilkie Collins in Antonina.I was the injured man, you were the aggressor; I was righting myself by getting back a possession of which you had robbed me, and any means were sanctified by such an end as that.ndash;Wilkie Collins in Basil.Given the wrong, and the apparent impossibility of righting it without running risks of a serious nature, some moral alleviation may be found in the belief that the victim had brought its misfortunes on its own head by its own sins.ndash;Joseph Conrad in Notes on Life and Letters.He laughed as he put his skill and strength in the sweep of his paddle, and for a time the thought that he was an outlaw, and in losing Nada had lost everything in life worth righting for, was not so oppressive.ndash;James Oliver Curwood in The Country Beyond.His tears were soon dried, much sooner than on the former occasion; and he was presently afterwards very high with his valet, as a way of righting himself for having shed any.ndash;Charles Dickens in Little Dorrit.One morning, when she had just finished righting up her room, somebody knocked discreetly, at her door.ndash;Emile Gaboriau in The Clique of Gold.Then he released her, and, lifting and righting her in the saddle, he still held her arm to keep her from falling.ndash;Zane Grey in The Light of Western Stars.

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