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   Chapter 32 The From Relation.

An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 1648

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(1) Origin or source.

The king holds his authority of the people.-Milton.

Thomas à Becket was born of reputable parents in the city of London.-Hume.

(2) Separation: (a) After certain verbs, such as ease, demand, rob, divest, free, clear, purge, disarm, deprive, relieve, cure, rid, beg, ask, etc.

Two old Indians cleared the spot of brambles, weeds, and grass.-Parkman.

Asked no odds of, acquitted them of, etc.-Aldrich.

(b) After some adjectives,-clear of, free of, wide of, bare of, etc.; especially adjectives and adverbs of direction, as north of, south of, etc.

The hills were bare of trees.-Bayard Taylor.

Back of that tree, he had raised a little Gothic chapel. -Gavarre.

(c) After nouns expressing lack, deprivation, etc.

A singular want of all human relation.-Higginson.

(d) With wo

rds expressing distance.

Until he had come within a staff's length of the old dame. -Hawthorne

Within a few yards of the young man's hiding place.-Id.

(3) With expressions of material, especially out of.

White shirt with diamond studs, or breastpin of native gold.-Bancroft.

Sandals, bound with thongs of boar's hide.-Scott

Who formed, out of the most unpromising materials, the finest army that Europe had yet seen.-Macaulay

(4) Expressing cause, reason, motive.

The author died of a fit of apoplexy.-Boswell.

More than one altar was richer of his vows.-Lew Wallace.

"Good for him!" cried Nolan. "I am glad of that."-E. E. Hale.

(5) Expressing agency.

You cannot make a boy know, of his own knowledge, that Cromwell once ruled England.-Huxley.

He is away of his own free will.-Dickens

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