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Joe was quite calm by this time, and proud that John approved of him, and cleaned out my feet and rubbed me down with a firmer hand than usual.
The fact that he had really once stood on his feet had set Colin thinking tremendously and when Mary told him of the spell she had worked he was excited and approved of it greatly.
The manager's professional eye followed her out respectfully -- he looked as if he approved of the exit, from a theatrical point of view.
Steerforth approved of him highly, and told us he was a Brick.
You know I never approved of it," pursued Utterson, ruthlessly disregarding the fresh topic.
Sir," said the notary, whose interest had been greatly excited, and who had resolved on publishing far and wide the account of this extraordinary and picturesque scene, "what appeared so impossible to me an hour ago, has now become quite easy and practicable, and this may be a perfectly valid will, provided it be read in the presence of seven witnesses, approved by the testator, and sealed by the notary in the presence of the witnesses.
She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion; and had once paid him a visit in his humble parsonage, where she had perfectly approved all the alterations he had been making, and had even vouchsafed to suggest some herself-- some shelves in the closet upstairs.
This was said loftily, and with the most approved accents.
If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that house shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law.
But now this is not true, as will be evident to any one who will consider this question in the most approved method.
All arrangements for the funeral had been so well attended to that had the deceased known he would doubtless have approved.
The Captains approved, the Lieutenants applauded, the Ensigns admired.