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"And do not forget, whenever a churchman does protest, that he is discharged."
I think that's all nonsense and there's no need of softness; on the contrary, what's wanted is protest. Varents had been married seven years, she abandoned her two children, she told her husband straight out in a letter: 'I have realised that I cannot be happy with you.
Dowling sat all this while silent, biting his fingers, making faces, grinning, and looking wonderfully arch; at last he opened his lips, and protested that the gentleman looked like another sort of man.
Davy took a frantic gulp of water and swallowed it and the last protest of conscience together.
At the same time the gentleman wrote out a protest on the prisoner's behalf, and handed us his card.
'Don't mention the poor girl's name; it's too bad to make a joke of that part of the business; she has behaved nobly under shameful provocation; there is but one excuse for Montbarry--he is either a madman or a fool.' In these terms the protest expressed itself on all sides.
There were cries of "Hush!" all around them and the whole house was beginning to protest, when the box-keeper came to fetch me.
He protested with his usual vehemence, because they had bruised his tender shins against a table leg.
The other birds, recognising their own borrowed plumage, indignantly protested, and began to strip him.
The subject elevated him to more than usual solemnity of manner, and with a most important aspect he protested that "he had never in his life witnessed such behaviour in a person of rank-- such affability and condescension, as he had himself experienced from Lady Catherine.
"Yes--yes--I tell yeh--I'll take care of yeh, Jim!" protested the youth.
I scolded him for making love to Maria Mainwaring; he protested that he had been only in joke, and we both laughed heartily at her disappointment; and, in short, were very agreeable.