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    1. Hair - long, tangled, dark, hardly showing the dried blood staining it - wafted across the nearside rail, one moment draping the black-grey smoothness with deep brown tendrils, the next flying back whence it came, its roots firmly attached to the scalp that engendered it

    2. The teams of cleaners finished their work and, wondering where their supervisor had disappeared to, signed themselves out of the building and evaporated back into the teeming maelstrom of the city from whence they had come

    3. city from whence they had come

    4. good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?

    5. rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house whence I came out

    6. whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know

    7. It proved of excellent advantage to me now, that when I was a boy, I used to take great delight in standing at a basket-maker’s, in the town where my father lived, to see them make their wicker-ware; and being, as boys usually are, very officious to help, and a great observer of the manner in which they worked those things, and sometimes lending a hand, I had by these means full knowledge of the methods of it, and I wanted nothing but the materials, when it came into my mind that the twigs of that tree from whence I cut my stakes that grew might possibly be as tough as the sallows, willows, and osiers in England, and I resolved to try

    8. Grain, the food of the common people, is dearer in Scotland than in England, whence Scotland receives almost every year very large supplies

    9. past, we must begin with the Old Testament, whence

    10. They sprang to life and trotted off in the direction they knew from whence the 'readings' had emanated

    11. Other nations, without establishing an exclusive company, have confined the whole commerce of their colonies to a particular port of the mother country, from whence no ship was allowed to sail, but either in a fleet and at a particular season, or, if single, in consequence of a particular license, which in most cases was very well paid for

    12. In the capital, his presence overawes, more or less, all his inferior officers, who, in the remoter provinces, from whence the complaints of the people are less likely to reach him, can exercise their tyranny with much more safety

    13. Every owner of wool, who carrieth, or causeth to be carried, any wool to any port or place on the sea coast, in order to be from thence transported by sea to any other place or port on the coast, must first cause an entry thereof to be made at the port from whence it is intended to be conveyed, containing the weight, marks, and number, of the packages, before he brings the same within five miles of that port, on pain of forfeiting the same, and also the horses, carts, and other carriages; and also of suffering and forfeiting, as by the other laws in force against the exportation of wool

    14. In order to render them less formidable, according to some authors, Dioclesian, according to others, Constantine, first withdrew them from the frontier, where they had always before been encamped in great bodies, generally of two or three legions each, and dispersed them in small bodies through the different provincial towns, from whence they were scarce ever removed, but when it became necessary to repel an invasion

    15. Finally, in desperation, I bolted up from my hand-crocheted cave ready to boot the cat all the way back to the Humane Society from whence he came

    16. Question: If Cain and Abel were the world"s first children, whence came a wife from the Land of Nod

    17. "Ma cherie, what is it, whence hast thou come?" asked the good mother alarmed

    18. their houses, whence it was mad delight to the boys to see it come

    19. and from whence they knew not; and, better than all, the British had no

    20. She had lost it when life began to leave her bird-body, as her claws released the small, shining stone and it fell and fell, down, down, down, through the chimney-hole and back into the clear waters of the lake from whence it had come

    21. Whence comes it? Not from book learning, but from he

    22. The interesting thing is that cetaceans returned from whence they came, evolutionarily, and their body adapted to life at sea again

    23. Mary's heart was down in the Rainbow Valley, whence came sweet, distance-softened sounds of children's laughter, but her fingers were under Miss Cornelia's eye

    24. 2Sam 1:13 And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite

    25. Luk 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

    26. Anyway, we closed with them and they fought ferociously, but their wooden swords, helmets and breastplates, hide shields, and quilted cotton armor were no match for our steel swords, armor, and shields, and we were soon driving them back whence they came

    27. I suspect by morning he will return whence he came

    28. The bugle sounded, and the company melted back into the woods from whence it had come, bearing Maggie, Pat, and Mrs

    29. 2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of the mountain, whence they saw below them the wide world, high above which they were

    30. The incense was from the eastern border of the garden; and the myrrh from the western border, whence bitterness came on Adam;

    31. The souls must reenter the absolute whence they have emerged

    32. whence the fear had originated and the mere act of doing so had allowed the fear to resolve itself

    33. Whence am I? Who am I? Whither am I?

    34. And you have returned whence you started—back to man-animal

    35. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, Whence come you? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food

    36. We did not have A/C because we lived 700 feet above sea level and had huge living room windows facing west from whence steady breezes came during the summer

    37. 7 "Look at that great light and at those many songs of praise and at that host standing outside that do not come in to us do not tell us what they say or whence they come or what is the meaning of this light; what those praises are; wherefore they have been sent hither and why they do not come in

    38. 2 Then he and his hosts fled and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of the mountain whence they saw below them the wide world high above which they were

    39. The incense was from the eastern border of the garden; and the myrrh from the western border whence bitterness came on Adam;

    40. the ground from whence he was taken

    41. 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt

    42. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of

    43. Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

    44. unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come

    45. For whence does the Willow cry?

    46. And they were merry and carded away all the stones and put them in the place whence they had been taken

    47. And coming to us they asked whence and who we were

    48. And Barnabas said to them: If you wish to know whence and who we are throw away the clothing which you have and I shall put on you clothing which never becomes soiled; for neither is there in it anything filthy but it is altogether splendid

    49. And those of us who hear carelessly of these things as if they were of small importance commit sin not knowing whence we have been called and by whom and to what place and how much Jesus Christ submitted to suffer for our sakes

    50. Man will one day grow tired and weary of his long, relentless and bloody pursuit of wealth and power and return to a simpler life, closer to nature, nearer to the soil from whence he came

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