Vulgar words in Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill (Page 1)
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Damn him," he cried, "if we catch him we'll skin him alive."
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"Damn the Rebels!" he began.
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God damn 'em!" he cried, standing up and tottering with the pain in his feet, "if I can get a Deckard--" "Will you go back?" said Tom.
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"Damn such monkey talk," said Cowan, facing them suddenly.
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"Damn the pay!" cried Bill Cowan, and we echoed the sentiment.
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"Damn the sly varmints," cried Tom, and he turned over the North Wind with his foot, as a log.
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But, damn it, the Rebels have spoiled all that since the war."
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Damn the land.
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He's got spunk, but I reckon Hump'll t'ar the innards out'n him ef he stands thar a great while."
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"You warned him, damn you!" he shouted, and turning again leaped to the porch and tried to squeeze past the widow into the house.
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Damn a man who can't keep his temper.
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They jogged into the town, I say, through the crowds of white trash, and rode up to the court-house where Sevier was being tried for his life.
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"Damn him!" he said, after I had spoken to Joe and we had passed on, "HE ought to be barbecued; he nearly bit off Ensign Barry's nose a couple of months ago.
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"Damn the Baron and his police," he answered, striving to pass me.
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The effect was secretive, extraordinarily confidential; enabling him to sell sprinklers, it ought to have helped him to make love, so distinctly personal was it, implying as it did that the individual addressed was alone of all the world worthy of consideration.
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I couldn't bear to see the mill going to scrap, and I told him a thing or two,--I had the facts and the figures.
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Prominent among the qualities contributing to his success was open-mindedness, "a willingness to be shown," to scrap machinery when his competitors still clung to older methods.
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From the women to whom he had hitherto made love he had never got anything but flattery.
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It'll be fifty in a couple of years, and then we'll have to scrap our machinery and turn over the trade to the South and donate our mills to the state for insane asylums."
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She took down his sentences automatically, scarcely knowing what she was writing; he was making love to her as intensely as though his words had been the absolute expression of his desire instead of the commonplace mediums of commercial intercourse.
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"Damn the letters!
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"Damn it, why didn't they let me know yesterday?" he exclaimed.
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Breath-taking audacity to certain spectators who had followed the delegation hither, some of whom could not refrain from speculating whether it heralded the final scrapping of the machinery of the state; amusing to cynical metropolitan reporters, who grinned at one another as they prepared to take down the proceedings; evoking a fierce approval in the breasts of all rebels among whom was Janet.
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He too was making love to her; like Ditmar, he wanted her to use and fling away when he should grow weary.
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"Damn you, you're a lawyer, ain't you?" cried the old man.
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"Damn it, I say you are.
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If you mean that smooth-faced cuss that stutters and lives on Braden's Hill, I called on him, but he was out.
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"Job is an independent cuss," he said, "I'm afraid he'd regard that as an unwarranted trespass on his preserves."
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"I've often asked myself why I ever had any use for such a secretive cuss as you," declared young Mr. Gaylord.
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Peter Pardriff's a grateful cuss, all-right, all right."
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Another jackass pretends to have kept a table of the through trains on the Sumsic division, and says they've averaged forty-five minutes late at Edmundton.
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"I don't blame him if he feels that way about you," said Hastings, who made love openly.
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If that crazy cuss Crewe hadn't broken loose, it would have been different.
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"Let's roll the cuss in the fancy collar," proposed one of the head-hunters,--meaning me.
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One day he imparted to me his code of morality: he never made love to another man's wife, so he assured me, if he knew the man!
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"Why, cuss me if it isn't Billy!
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"Paret," he said suddenly, "I don't care a damn about Grunewald--never did.
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Well, there was a time when I should have been equal to anything and wouldn't have cared a--a damn."
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They didn't cuss you personally,--that'll come later, of course.
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"H-haven't took that Worthington cuss?"
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"Hain't none of you folks got spunk enough to carry me over to see the jedge?" demanded Lem; "my horses ain't fit to travel to-night."
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Hardest man to talk to I ever met--never see a man before but what I could get him to say somethin', if it was only a cuss word.
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Standing before it, Jethro told the story in his droll way, of a city clerk and a country bumpkin, and Cynthia and Ephraim both laughed so heartily that the people who were passing turned round to look at them and laughed too.
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"I was a-goin' to explain about them losin' their heads at the mass meetin'--" "Damn their heads!" said the first citizen.
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If it hadn't been for him, damn him, I'd have a home, and health and happiness to-day, and the boy would be well and strong instead of lying there with the life all but gone out of him.
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The prophet, the idealist disappeared, the priest with his rites and ceremonies and sacrifices, his power to save and damn, was once more in possession of the world.
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First, the supposed divine charter of the Church to save and damn.
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He didn't pretend to be versed in theology--so he had declared--and at the memory of these words of his the epithet "ass," self applied, passed his lips.
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Once she had laid claim to temporal power, believed herself to be the sole agency of God on earth, had spoken ex cathedra on philosophy, history, theology, and science, had undertaken to confer eternal bliss and to damn forever.
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He looked for Mr. Carvel to cane me stoutly: But Ivie laughed heartily, and said: "I wad yell gang far for anither laddie wi' the spunk, Mr. Manners," and with a sly look at my grandfather, "Ilka day we hae some sic whigmeleery."
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"Now may I be flayed," said Comyn, "if ever there was such another ass!"
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"Damn my blood and bones, life signals at last!
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Damn his soul and eyes, he hath sent to damnation many a ship's company."
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Damn his entrails, and he is not come soon, I'll mast-head him naked, by the seven holy spritsails!"
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Damn it, sir, don't you see that it is you, and no one else, who has procured this commission?
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"Well, damn the odds!" exclaimed the Junior Lord, laughing.
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But I vill bring the bailiffs, so help me--" "Damn 'em!" says the tall young gentleman, as he slammed the door and so shut off the wail.
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"Damn 'em, they worry Charles to death.
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Damn that fellow Eiffel, and did he thrust you into the Jerusalem Chamber?"
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Whilst I am ruminating comes a great battling at the street door, and Jack Comyn blew in like a gust of wind, rating me soundly for being a lout and a blockhead.
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"Damn the little matter!" said Fox.
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Why, you ass, you have won a thousand times over what you lost.
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I can hear him say: 'Damn you, Carvel, you may slap my face and you will, or walk in ahead of me at the general's dinner and you will, but I like you too well to draw at you.
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"No," he said at length, "nothing is there which will be admitted, but enough to damn him if you yourself might be a witness.
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He writes 'vers de societe' with the rest, is high in Mr. Marmaduke's favour, which alone is enough to damn his progress.
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We had now but one of our starboard nine-pounders on its carriage, and word came from below that our battery of twelves was all but knocked to scrap iron, and their ports blown into one yawning gap.
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"I know those fellows-they make love to every woman they meet.
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"I imagine the Vicomte could make love charmingly," she said.
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Does he know how to make love?"
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After all, there might have been some excuse for it, and he made love divinely.
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She was aware that Mr. Spence was making love, in his own manner: the New fork manner, undoubtedly; though what he said was changed by the new vibrations in his voice.
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He was making love, too, with a characteristic lack of apology and with assurance.
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He made love to her on the way to the station, and she was terrified.
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"Suppose I allowed Mr. Brent to make love to me, as he's very willing to do, would you be sufficiently interested to compete."
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"I hope you won't think I'm making love to you.
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"Damn them!" he cried, "from this day I forbid you to have anything to do with them, do you hear.
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He only left France long enough to come over here and make love to her, and he swears he'll never leave it again.
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"Damn the money!" said Mr. Cooke, and we knew he meant it.
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CHAPTER IV A Lion in an ass's skin is still a lion in spite of his disguise.
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Conversely, the same might be said of an ass in a lion's skin.
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And furthermore, if by any accident he ever again involved the affections of another girl he would marry her, be she as ugly as sin or as poor as poverty.
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"Damn the authorities!
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"Damn me," he sputtered, "if you're not the coolest embezzler I ever saw."
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"Hold on, old man," said he; "Allen isn't going to be ass enough to own up to it.
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He was only ass enough to take the man's name who is the living image of him.
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I am tired of being made a buffoon of for your party.
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"And you can protest all you damn please," retorted my client; "this isn't the Ohio State Senate.
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"Damn me, if I were in your fix, I wouldn't stop at a kennel."
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"Then you're cursed badly mistaken," said the Celebrity, going back to his corner; "I'm tired of being made an ass of for you and your party."
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"An ass!" exclaimed my client, in proper indignation.
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"Yes, an ass," said the Celebrity.
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And in the night that ass of a state senator nearly gave me pneumonia by getting me out in the air to tell me they had hid you in a cave.
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"Cuss it!" said he, strongly, "if that ain't too bad!
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Poor white trash!
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"Poor white trash, sir!
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Now the galoot knew old Bell was looking over the fence So he says, 'All right,' and he gives Jim the first shot--Jim fetched down the big pear, got his teeth in it, and strolled off to the house, kind of pitiful of the galoot for a, half-witted ass.
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And the wonder in Stephen's mind was that this man who could be a buffoon, whose speech was coarse and whose person unkempt, could prove himself a tower of morality and truth.
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"Then, sir," he continued, "they introduced these damned trotting races; trotting races are for white trash, Mr. Brice."