A Coercion in sentence b Coercion in context



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Coercion in sentence



Formal

bncdoc.id EVA David Lee's classification W_non_ac_soc_science bncdoc.author Empson, Jacob bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title Sleep and dreaming. bncdoc.info Sleep and dreaming. Sample containing about 41017 words from a book (domain: social science) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

When awake , we normally reflect on the stream of consciousness as it goes on . In addition , we can be aware that we are in one place , perhaps seated at a desk , and at the same time imagine something else . Rechtschaffen claims that during dreaming this is not possible . He says , " I can not remember a dream report which took the form , " Well , I was dreaming of such and such , but as I was dreaming this (a) I was imagining a different scene which was completely unrelated . " " The imagery of the dream totally dominates consciousness . Paradoxically , while dreaming we are without imagination and we are not aware that we are dreaming . Instances of " lucid " dreaming , when the dreamer is aware that he or she is dreaming , are rare , even among those who claim to experience it frequently .




bncdoc.id GVA David Lee's classification W_ac_soc_science bncdoc.author Coltheart, Max;Harris, Margaret bncdoc.date 1986 bncdoc.title Language processing in children and adults. bncdoc.info Language processing in children and adults. Sample containing about 42693 words from a book (domain: social science) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` God knows ! But I actually know that I , I , I; li , line , thinking er er myself . I would think of ` tiger ' or what not , that it might mean , and this thing has no trans … has no relation to , to , to , to , to , the , the , the sounds that I was looking … ' MC ` To the word you are looking at ? ' KC ` Yes , yes . I was(tense) imagining a totally different one . And this was , for a time , for about er three , three , three or four … weeks was still quite strong . ' KC 's conversational speech may not be entirely normal -- but it is remarkable in comparison to his extremely impaired ability to repeat back single words . You might be curious as to why this disorder of repetition is called conduction aphasia .




bncdoc.id AJ2 David Lee's classification W_newsp_brdsht_nat_commerce bncdoc.author bncdoc.date 1992-19-19 bncdoc.title Daily Telegraph, electronic edition of 1992-04-07: Business section. bncdoc.info Daily Telegraph, electronic edition of 1992-04-07: Business section. Sample containing about 14606 words from a periodical (domain: commerce) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

City : Diploma deal DIPLOMA , the electronics and building components group , is buying 90 p.c. of Anachem , a Luton-based distributor of liquid chromatography systems to the pharmaceutical and research sectors , for £10.4m in cash . Anachem made a £2.2m pre-tax profit on turnover of £11.8m in the year to end-September , and had £2.5m of net cash at the end of March . City : Entry of the escudo depresses the pound By Mary Brasier FOREIGN exchange dealers who were(tense) imagining what John Smith as Chancellor might do to the value of the pound if Labour wins the election , were yesterday ambushed instead by one Antonio Cavaco Silva , prime minister of Portugal . The Portuguese escudo joined the European exchange rate mechanism on Friday and yesterday shot to pole position , hitting the top of its 6 p.c. band , and heaping pressure on the pound which remains the weak man of Euro currencies .

Informal

bncdoc.id ABW David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Bow, Jean bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Jane's journey. bncdoc.info Jane's journey. Sample containing about 35460 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

She shivered through her whole being . They then cruised at seventy mph to the cottage , thirty miles along the coast . The scenery was full and free , though not as grand as the west coast . Cottages , however , were hard to find on that side . Christopher had enquired . It was squat and solid , in a cove , with outbuildings , some land and its own sandy bay . Jane noticed that it was fairly sheltered -- she was already (a) imagining the winter . It had been left in beautiful order -- carpets , central heating , furniture , thick curtains . ` They had all the appurtenances , ' said Christopher . ` It just remained for them to find happiness -- and in that they failed . ' ` No dinner parties or near neighbours to keep them going , ' smiled Jane . ` No -- that 's it . It 's a severe test , for two people to be just on their own . Very few can stand it . '

bncdoc.id FS8 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Curtis, J bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Sons of the morning. bncdoc.info Sons of the morning. Sample containing about 44097 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

He had arrived at this place , this vantage point on the hill , in order to become anyone , not knowing who ; not knowing what . The purpose had fulfilled him , allowed him to find himself . Man-bird ; dark an-el . Eric Ross took the scope from the window-sill and looked down at his killing-ground . He rolled the disc over segments of the city , the cross-hairs neatly quartering his domain . ` Bustle , bustle , ' he said ; and laughed . He was imagining them as they scurried to and fro like rats(a) , like rabbits , when farmers burnt the stubble off their fields . He saw the daft circles they made as a wind lifted the flames and turned them ; he saw their hysterical galloping back and forth , and saw the cherry-red line crackling across the stumps of corn , towing its apron of smoke . A field of fire . Yes .

bncdoc.id AS3 David Lee's classification W_misc bncdoc.author Gray, Muriel bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title The first fifty: munro-bagging without a beard. bncdoc.info The first fifty. Sample containing about 38659 words from a book (domain: leisure) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

But of course there was still the Devil 's Ridge to come . Would I or would I not welcome the security of a rope ? Would I perhaps welcome the security of a helicopter , or welcome the security of waking up in bed to find that it was all a dream and I had n't actually gone hill-walking at all because I had a date with Gerard Depardieu ? Who could say ? There was no sign of this Devil 's Ridge and by the time we reached the summit of Sgor an Iubhair(a) I was imagining a knife edge of rock , hanging above an abyss full of red scaly demons , holding pitch forks and hissing to one another , ` She has n't got the security of a rope . ' At the summit , however , the ridge reveals all . Rather disappointingly there is not too much to be scared of in summer .

bncdoc.id FU5 David Lee's classification W_fict_poetry bncdoc.author Evans, Christine bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title Cometary phases. bncdoc.info Cometary phases. Sample containing about 11053 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

There is no turning back : when the blossom has fallen the fruit fallen or harvested there is still the stars ' brightness through the empty branches and when the tree itself is done and leaves a clearness the dreams , the molecules will be moving together to make something other as you shrug your self between almost daily-different selves . Sometimes a shadow falls or an itchiness of unhealed scabs new accusations , griefs to come fills the room and makes us coldfaced strangers , wanting to fight free . Just now (a) though you are worrying that I 'll burn in hell for disbelief , and I 'm imagining even with the hundred thousand million galaxies you 've told me of how light must be lonely rare in that vastness where even the suns are pinpoints of brightness rushing apart and how some night in 2062 ( if you have made it that far and there are still calendars to follow ) you , an old man with a headful of your own black howls and golden windows having taken on the legacy of all the accumulated tiny cries that are the history of our species having heard the whimper of truth under your own accelerating wheels old man , you will kindle my ghostlight and though I am spun away transparent as a leaf the grey echo of the warmth we shared will stir at your breath flare like a campfire in frost and touch you with its colours still .

bncdoc.id G07 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Fowles, John bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title The collector. bncdoc.info The collector. Sample containing about 41714 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals

Anyone I see , even just some boy in the Tube , some man , I think what would he be like in bed . I look at their mouths and their hands , put on a prim expression and think about them having me in bed . Even Toinette , getting into bed with anyone . I used to think it was messy . But love is beautiful , any love . Even just sex . The only thing that is ugly is this frozen lifeless utter lack-love between Caliban and me . This morning (a) I was imagining I 'd escaped and that Caliban was in court . I was speaking for him . I said his case was tragic , he needed sympathy and psychiatry . Forgiveness . I was n't being noble . I despise him too much to hate him . It 's funny . I probably should speak for him . I know we should n't be able to meet again . I could never cure him . Because I 'm his disease . December 3rd I shall go and have an affaire with G.P. I 'll marry him if he wants .

bncdoc.id G0N David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Goddard, Robert bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Hand in glove. bncdoc.info Hand in glove. Sample containing about 41378 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` If you have something to tell me , Natasha , I 'd be grateful if -- ' ` I am telling you . This is part of it . There are letters even here . ' She pointed to one of the paintings on the south wall , in which the maiden sat on a plinth beneath bowering trees , reading a billet-doux whilst its author wrapped his arms around her waist and rested his head against her neck . ` Is he really there ? I sometimes wonder . Or is she imagining him as she reads (a) ? Is he already somewhere else , betraying her love , preparing to desert her ? Hers is every woman 's fallacy and every woman 's fate . She 'd do better to throw the letter away unread , would n't she ? ' ` Perhaps . ' ` As Beatrix should have done with Tristram 's letters from Spain . ' ` But she did n't . ' ` No . And now others must suffer for it . ' She looked intently at Charlotte .

bncdoc.id G1A David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Barnes, J bncdoc.date 1985 bncdoc.title Flaubert's parrot. bncdoc.info Flaubert's parrot. Sample containing about 40562 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

At first he is just an unspecified ours , a bear ( 1841 ) . He 's still unspecified -- though owner of a den -- in 1843 , in January 1845 , and in May 1845 ( by now he boasts a triple layer of fur ) . In June 1845 he wants to buy a painting of a bear for his room and entitle it ` Portrait of Gustave Flaubert ' -- ` to indicate my moral disposition and my social temperament ' . So far we(a) ( and he too , perhaps ) have been imagining a dark animal : an American brown bear , a Russian black bear , a reddish bear from Savoy . But in September 1845 Gustave firmly announces himself to be ` a white bear ' . Why ? Is it because he 's a bear who is also a white European ? Is it perhaps an identity taken from the white bearskin rug on his study floor ( which he first mentions in a letter to Louise Colet of August 1846 , telling her that he likes to stretch out on it during the day

bncdoc.id G1W David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Barnes, Trevor bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Taped. bncdoc.info Taped. Sample containing about 41736 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Blanche explained however that since her sergeant had rifled through all the available files and drawers at TV London there was nothing more to be done . Better , she believed , to while away the leaden hours until evening by talking again to three people . Two -- Parkin 's wife and Jim Lancaster -- had both opportunity and motive to murder Nicola while the third , Jane Pargeter , had at least a conceivable motive . All three on the other hand , and here(a) Blanche was imagining what Parkin might say in his defence once in the interview room , had a good reason to want to see the blame for the murder transferred to Parkin should they have killed Nicola themselves . All three might have planted the pair of scissors in the reporter 's desk . The superintendent sipped her coffee . ` You told me the other day that you could n't remember the farewell party very clearly , ' she began . ` Have you remembered anything important since ? Anything that 's come back to mind ? '

bncdoc.id HA5 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Wells, Angela bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Viking magic. bncdoc.info Viking magic. Sample containing about 55373 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

She really had made an effort to accept Rune 's invitation for the three of them to attend the firm 's party on the eve of their campaign presentation , but at the last moment her nerve had failed her . Tomorrow would be a business presentation , no different from the many she had already attended for other campaigns . She was word-perfect in the part she had to play ; knew she could perform without betraying her nervousness . But tonight would have been different . All through the short plane journey(a) she 'd been imagining what it would be like to meet Rune again socially . How would he greet her -- as a friend or a near stranger ? Seven weeks and five days since that cataclysmic day when Svend had interrupted their lovemaking , and she had heard nothing from him . Not that she 'd expected to . She shivered , her right hand moving restlessly towards the gold chain with its rectangular pendant which lay on the exposed skin of her neck above the scooped-out neckline of her dress :

bncdoc.id JXU David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Heywood, Sally bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Castle of desire. bncdoc.info Castle of desire. Sample containing about 58490 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

It was the sort of place that had formica tables and ketchup in tomato-shaped containers . Neither of them commented on their surroundings . Marc wore a non-commital expression , and as soon as they were seated he reached inside an inner pocket and drew forth an envelope . ` Peter would have brought it himself , but I 'm over here a lot these days . ' ` You are ? ' She felt a flicker of pain . All this time (a) she had been imagining him pacing the terrace at Rocamar . Alone . ` Are n't you going to read it ? ' She scanned the wedding invitation , then slipped it into her bag . ` He 's happy -- I 'm so glad . I 'll look at it properly later . ' She meant when she could concentrate without Marc 's dark eyes boring into her skull . ` I 'm spending less time at Rocamar and more time in London , ' he informed her

bncdoc.id K8R David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Gill, B.M. bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title Dying to meet you. bncdoc.info Dying to meet you. Sample containing about 30555 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

She was the first to notice the yellow van as they drove up the adjoining drive -- and felt a surge of very real pleasure . The prodigal , if he could be called that , had returned . Zoe would n't be going into a lonely house after the razzmatazz and bother and warmth of a normal family . ` Look , ' she said . Zoe stiffened . She had been imagining this meeting for some time (a). Always differently . Sometimes he was contrite . Sometimes aloof . Always a little frightening . Their last confrontation in the cottage was unforgettable . She sounded calmer than she felt . ` It seems Lowell 's come back . ' ` Not before time , ' Louise said , ` but welcome . ' Ben drew up the car and then glanced at Zoe . His wife was assuming rather too much . He asked Zoe if she wanted him to go in with her .




bncdoc.id FNU David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Bainbridge, B bncdoc.date 1990 bncdoc.title An awfully big adventure. bncdoc.info An awfully big adventure. Sample containing about 41136 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Meredith would be particularly impressed . It was a windy morning , and mild . She could see clear across the water to the smashed dome of the Pleasure Gardens at New Brighton . When the ferry ploughed in from Seacombe the passengers clung to the rail of the landing-stage as it bucked under the swell of the river . Centuries before , according to Uncle Vernon , the water came right up into the town , and in rough weather people had to be carried ashore . She was just(a) imagining Meredith dressed up as a sailor and herself with her arms round his neck , clinging to him as the wind tried to tear them apart , when a man with a tray hung from his neck asked her to buy bootlaces . He had a patch over one eye and wore a row of medals sewn lopsidedly to the lapels of his ragged jacket . She said she was in the same boat as himself and kept her fist closed tight in the pocket of her overall on the one and ninepence Uncle Vernon had given her earlier .




bncdoc.id H8S David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Rees, Eleanor bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Hunter's harem. bncdoc.info Hunter's harem. Sample containing about 55933 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

About my ` harem '' He did n't sound angry . And , as she steeled herself to look up into his face , Folly realised with shock that Luke Hunter was actually laughing . ` So you see , Bert , I think you gave this young lady the wrong idea about my visitors here (. You forgot to mention that they are guests of the company , not mine personally . And that they stay here alone -- or with their own partners . I rather suspect she has been (tense) imagining nameless orgies . ' ` No … ' Folly by this time was as red as the porter 's uniform , and her voice almost inaudible . And she could feel the little man 's shocked reproach when he replied . Or was it a little too obvious ? Even through her own embarrassment she was cynically aware with one part of her mind that Bert Harris 's interests would certainly not be served by going against a man as powerful as Luke . And that both of them would be well aware of it .




bncdoc.id GUE David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Ash, Rosalie bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Calypso's Island. bncdoc.info Calypso's Island. Sample containing about 48151 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` No man is allowed to enter the building , except the doctor . And , years ago , the white-washer . ' ` The white-washer ? ' Only half her mind was on their conversation ; the other half was reacting wildly to his touch . ` To white-wash the walls , in times of plague … Caroline , if you want to sleep alone in your bed tonight , do n't look at me like that … ' ` I was just(a) imagining spending an entire life closeted with only the company of your own sex … ' The hoarse words were intended to come out as a joke , but instead they held a raw note of emotion which seemed to hang in the air between them . ` Quite . Sublimation is the technique , I believe … ' Roman had dropped his hand from her throat , and his voice held a slightly ragged note of humour . ` I 've been practising it myself recently .




bncdoc.id A0R David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Scott, Mary bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Nudists may be encountered. bncdoc.info Nudists may be encountered. Sample containing about 34443 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

No , let me guess . ' He tilted his head to one side , then straightened it again . ` Libra , ' he said firmly . ` Artistically inclined , outgoing , a lover of beautiful things . ' ` Sagittarius , ' Gillian corrected . ` Of course . The Archer . Friendly . Easygoing . ' He smiled . ` You like animals . Enjoy the outdoor life . And sports . ' He launched into details of the sporting activities in which he thought she took part . She understood that he was(tense) imagining her in a swimsuit with sleek hair at the local pool or in a short , white dress on a tennis court . ` I should be going , ' she said , hoping that the time was a convincing one by now . ` You said you lived near Vauxhall , did n't you ? Victoria line . I 'm on the Northern . ' Her trick was to establish during the early part of the evening roughly where the man lived ;




bncdoc.id C86 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Thomson, Rupert bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title The five gates of hell. bncdoc.info The five gates of hell. Sample containing about 43408 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Kind of an interesting Christmas present . When Jed did n't say anything , Mitch went on . ` And here 's the really interesting part . Seems the box was delivered by none other than Mr Neville Creed . In person . ' Jed could see it . A ring on the doorbell and Maria 's tights hiss their way across the hall . A postman 's standing on the doorstep . ` Special delivery , ma'am . ' Maria 's never seen this postman before , but it 's not so strange , they always take new people on at Christmas . She signs for the parcel . ` Happy Christmas , ma'am , ' the postman says and , as he steps back into the darkness , she notices he 's wearing gloves . If anything 's strange , that is . Because it is n't cold . Not cold at all . Jed shivered . He was (tense) imagining what happened next . Christmas morning . The tree 's all lit up . It 's the moment everyone 's been waiting for . It 's time to open the presents -- A sudden explosion of glass made him jump . One of the power-station boys had knocked a table over on his way to the bathroom . Drinks everywhere .




bncdoc.id H8S David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Rees, Eleanor bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Hunter's harem. bncdoc.info Hunter's harem. Sample containing about 55933 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Male and female , ' he emphasised . ` They find it useful , especially those that live out of town . They can come in for a meal or a show and not have to worry about last trains , or driving back . But I can assure you that I do n't exercise some kind of twentieth-century droit de seigneur over them for the privilege . Nor will I over you . ' His words carried the ring of truth , and Folly felt a flush of shame at what she had been (tense) imagining . After all he was doing for her , she had virtually accused him of trying to seduce her . But with part of her mind -- the part that had stood back from their embrace -- she was dimly aware that she had almost wanted to believe the worst . Because if Luke Hunter was really the man he seemed to be , she was in far greater danger … ` No , of course not . I 'm sorry … ' She had to force the words out , and she was aware they sounded painfully stiff .




bncdoc.id HTU David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Rankin, Robert bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title The suburban book of the dead. bncdoc.info The suburban book of the dead. Sample containing about 48045 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Through forces beyond your wildest imaginings . ' I give the kid the kind of wink you could make a movie out of . ` My imaginings are pretty wild , ' I told him . ` Oh , I do n't know . Making jungle love to a lady wrestler across your office desk , while her twin sister rubs halibut oil into the epaulets of your trenchcoat is n't all that wild . Weird , but not wild . ' ` How did you know I was(tense) imagining that ? If I was . Which I was n't . ' ` He was , ' said Chico . ` I 'll bet he was , ' said Rex . ` Do you want a straw with that Pernod ? ' ` No , I can manage thank you . You 'd make a good father , Rex . You were very protective back there in the cab . I appreciate that . ' ` And I appreciate you saving my life . Thank you very much indeed . ' ` Now see here . '




bncdoc.id JY4 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Fox, Natalie bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Love or nothing. bncdoc.info Love or nothing. Sample containing about 57596 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

She had hurt him , therefore he must have cared … Ruth 's heart lifted but plummeted when his voice dangerously threatened , ` You tell your lover and business partner when he returns that I will ruin him if he ever lays a finger on Maria Luisa again . Do you understand that ? ' Ruth wanted to die . In that moment of truth she wanted to be struck by lightning and reduced to smouldering ashes . No , Fernando did n't like those sort of games he was(tense) imagining , but not for himself -- his emotions were untouchable . He felt for his precious Maria Luisa . He was truly concerned for her , and that was something Ruth did n't want to think about . ` I … I 'll tell him nothing of the sort , Fernando Serra , because your problems are your own , ' she husked pityingly . ` But remember one thing before you go all ` Mafia ' on Steve Cannock .




bncdoc.id EDJ David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Barnes, J bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Talking it over. bncdoc.info Talking it over. Sample containing about 36994 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Stuart is n't much use , to be honest , not because he does n't enjoy shopping , but because he likes everything I try on . He says I look terrific in all colours and all styles . If I came out of the changing-room with a bin-liner round my waist and a lampshade on my head he 'd say that they suited me . Which is sweet and touching , as you can imagine , but not really much practical help . Oliver I 'm not being fanciful . For once . No doubt you were (tense) imagining what you take to be my imaginings about Gillian 's vestments : a sable swirl out of Boris Godounov , colours by Rimsky , light summer prints by the infant Rossini , gay accessories by Poulenc … No , sorry . I 'm neither a salivating cheque-signer ( how could I be ? ) , nor an orchidectomised walker ; I just happen to know that my eye , my sense of colour , my nous about fabric are all superior to those of both Stuart and Gillian combined . Squared , cubed .




bncdoc.id BMR David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Dibdin, Michael bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Dirty tricks. bncdoc.info Dirty tricks. Sample containing about 39105 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

The questions our friends were dying to ask were those which the tabloids have trumpeted ever since the case came into the public domain . Since they could n't talk about that , they preferred not to talk at all . Having a baby would have taken us off the front pages , making us safe and dull again . Other people 's sexuality is always threatening , a hot dark secret from which we 're excluded . Birth brings it out in the open . Look , the proud parents exclaim , here 's her sexuality ! Come and tickle its tiny toes and admire its baby-blue eyes ! And everyone heaves a massive sigh of relief . There they were(tense) imagining satyrs and succubae and God knows what manner of obscene delights , and all the time it was just a baby ! The only problem with this pleasing scenario was that there was n't going to be any baby . This was n't for want of trying . If effort had counted for anything , we would have had a family of Catholic proportions . We were even using the papally approved contraceptive method , only in reverse .




bncdoc.id FNT David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Appignanesi, L bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Memory and desire. bncdoc.info Memory and desire. Sample containing about 44039 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

They were sitting opposite each other in their usual places at the rectangular dinner table Katherine always set with tablecloth and candles and fresh flowers . ` Pappy , ' Katherine began , ` Pappy , I think we should have the apartment done over . Look , I 've planned it all . ' Her excitement shone in her eyes as she showed him her sketches . ` These are wonderful , Kat . ' He turned the pages slowly as she evoked her dreamscapes for him . He saw that through them she was(tense) imagining a new life . A new life filled with friends and dinners and parties . A new life with him , before the old had been properly buried . Displacing Sylvie before she had come to terms with her . He did n't want to destroy her pleasure , but its implications worried him . She needed to understand what she was doing . ` Wonderful , ' Jacob murmured . ` You 've worked very hard . ' He looked at her .

Spoken

bncdoc.id KM7 David Lee's classification S_pub_debate bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info EIP meeting at Strensall Village Hall, day 7, afternoon session: public county council planning meeting. Sample containing about 16930 words speech recorded in public context Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken context-governed

A number of erm elephants coming into view is fewer . There are fewer elephants about up here erm and er the issue that obviously concerns me from the development point of view is the is the time scale , is the process rather , that that the planning policy would im would imply . And sorry , while I 'm speaking I 'm I 'm left a little confused . When you heard me (a) I was imagining a process whereby you 'd have a strategic sites policy in the structure plan which would enable a local authority in preparing its local plan if it wished to identify a strategic site and that would then become in the local plan , you know subject to all those consultation processes , and then it 's part of the portfolio that is available in the published arena with a statutory framework behind it . Erm David Allenby did n't talk like that .




bncdoc.id HDU David Lee's classification S_speech_scripted bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info Trade Union Annual Congress: trade union congress. Sample containing about 13178 words speech recorded in business context Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken context-governed

, but nevertheless they 're not bad lads anyway and as John said we must be careful that we are not the ones that are gon na be taken over , because I remember that old song of the fifties , never smile at a crocodile do n't be taken in by his welcome grin , he 's imagining how well you 'll fit beneath his skin . Brothers , sisters , President , we 've still got a long way to go . General Secretary , you may be ready to dive in now , but we but we want to wait till the time is right . I second . Goodness me , keep taking the tablets . Motion two two eight Midland Region to move . Ca n't follow that . President , Congress Bob Midlands and East Coast Region moving motion two two eight . Changing employment patterns .




bncdoc.id JSU David Lee's classification S_classroom bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info St Dominic's: training session. Sample containing about 4696 words speech recorded in educational context Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken context-governed

He 's written you a poem in which you might well think he was describing a fox outside his window but just at the point when the fox seems most real , it might be coming through the window or it might be going into its hole , he says that the hole that this fox lives in is his head . It 's an imaginary fox and he suddenly says , I 've finished describing now , here 's your poem . The poem is what he was(tense) imagining . So it 's this idea of capturing animals , a poem is like a wild animal and if you really conjure it up carefully . cos he 's coming down Are you doing it as well . Yeah . You other people and you 've obviously got time to start preparing your thoughts . Yes . Alright . take . Well know it 's it 's there all the time . We were just carrying on . . . Right . .




bncdoc.id KP9 David Lee's classification S_conv bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info 10 conversations recorded by `Craig' (PS532) [dates unknown] with 9 interlocutors, totalling 1211 s-units, 6496 words (duration not recorded). Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken demographic

You 've already been told once . He 's gon na come over in a minute and get him ! He goes Oh ! you know , telling him , he was stubbing all the cigarettes out , drinking all the drinks on the table . He was a right yobbo ! Sorry . Beg your pardon . You could have said that a bit louder . I think I might . Do you mind jumping in the back ? No it 's alright . I was(tense) imagining you sitting in the back anyway . In the back . I had a wicked boogie last night ! Where d' ya go ? Ha . I went to this some of the football er A G M of Phil 's It was , they had a disco up this at the Down Town Diner in Ashford . Oh I know . We went with this that banger . No it 's dropped . It looks a bit black out there I think . Looks like it 's going to rain . It is .


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