Refilling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 41 pages
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Use in Literature BetteringI do not see that there is any hint of a Christian being allowed to wish to do, what is called in domestic language 'bettering' himself.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Upton Letters.I content myself with thinking that Gordon is clever, insinuating, young; and it is a very good chance of bettering himself that you have thrown in his way.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Kenelm Chillingly, book 6.I owe to him apparently, also, whatever chance of bettering my prospects may arise from my visit to Laughton.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Lucretia, vol 1.John; and, rising, he insisted upon carrying me with him to the rehearsal of a new play, in order, as he said, to dispel my spleen, and prepare me for ripe decision upon the plans to be adopted for bettering my fortune.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Devereux, book 3.Another class consists of those who join with the view of bettering their condition, by being exempt from some portion of worldly strife.ndash;John Thomas Codman in Brook Farm.I have attempted to make my poor friend's loss of memory the means of bettering my acquaintance with you.ndash;Wilkie Collins in The Moonstone.I returned from college to spend the long vacation at home, and made some advances toward bettering my acquaintance with young Monkton.ndash;Wilkie Collins in A Rogue's Life.We had a long talk together on the first evening of our meeting; we often saw each other afterward, and never lost a single opportunity of bettering our acquaintance.ndash;Wilkie Collins in The Queen of Hearts.Even, in the last year, she had reached a point of development whereat she began to study seriously her own position in the world's economy, to meditate on a method of bettering it.ndash;Marvin Dana in Within the Law.But a businessmen's association was organized in the city, which interested itself in bettering the agricultural conditions of the county, because the business of the city was very dependent upon the neighboring agriculture.ndash;Arthur W. Dunn in Community Civics and Rural Life.

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