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crowds

ochlophobia.
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Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
Now and then Jurgis gazes at her hungrily--he has long since forgotten his shyness; but then the crowd is there, and he still waits and watches the door, where a carriage is supposed to come.
The crowd swayed back, the banners and flags wavered, disappeared an instant, then reappeared in tatters.
It was a shout of sudden excitement at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.
With a feeling like a sick qualm, as though I would like to make my way out of the crowd and go home, I staked another fifty gulden--this time on the red.
The crowd, which sees swords gleaming, and drops of blood flying in the air -- the crowd falls back and crushes itself.
Joe, during his absence, had been quietly waiting at the foot of the ladder, where the crowd paid him their most humble respects.
With the reader's consent, we will endeavor to retrace in thought, the impression which he would have experienced in company with us on crossing the threshold of that grand hall, in the midst of that tumultuous crowd in surcoats, short, sleeveless jackets, and doublets.
But now no shout went up for the stranger, but an angry murmur was heard among the crowd, so easily had he won the match.
When the orchestra crashed finally, they jostled their way to the sidewalk with the crowd.
Before it was altogether dark the curious crowd had collected in the street, silent, as a rule, and expectant, with here and there a scoffer uttering his incredulity and courage with scornful remarks or ribald cries.
On the evening immediately after Alvan Creede's adventure (which had somehow "got out") a crowd of men, women and children thronged the sidewalk opposite the store.