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As he rattles on the door, the candle which has drooped so long goes out and leaves him in the dark, with the gaunt eyes in the shutters staring down upon the bed.
Newman made his way to the great seaport and secured his berth; and the night before sailing he sat in his room at the hotel, staring down, vacantly and wearily, at an open portmanteau.
He was interrupted by the pressure of Christie's fingers on his arm and a subdued exclamation from Jessie, who was staring down the street.
He would leave Bill in the barn to shovel the manure into the litter-carrier--a good fifteen-minute job; he would return in half an hour to find him sitting in the alleyway, staring down into his idle scoop.
Mary Cavendish was standing where the staircase branched, staring down into the hall in the direction in which he had disappeared.
As Puerto Rico undergoes a crippling economic crisis, it is now staring down a second catastrophic hurricane in less than a month.
Pit Stop He sat on the wall, staring down at me, An appealing look in his eyes I could see, A ring on his leg I noticed straight away, A homing pigeon had come our way.
I still believe Sam Allardyce has a chance of keeping Sunderland up but if they lose at Carrow Road they will be staring down the barrel.
Boro had been staring down the barrel of defeat after Paul Caddis put Blues ahead from the spot in first-half stoppage time, the visitors finding themselves a man down with goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos sent off for conceding the penalty.
It seems like we are staring down a long dark tunnel at the moment, but we just have to keep battling on.
ROGER FEDERER was convinced his US Open number was up after finding himself staring down the barrel of two match points.
Her resentment only grows as she begins to feel like a third wheel, but when they stumble across a farmhouse, they soon run into trouble as Bart finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun.