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  1. Ethel hastened out into the grounds in search of her brother and sisters, for she had been feeling anxious about them, lest, without her care and oversight, they should get into mischief, or in some way incur the displeasure of Mrs. Coote. – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  2. He returned to the canoe and took out the rifle which he had captured; his bow and, arrows were not left within the boat, for he valued them too highly to incur such risk; they were hidden where he knew no one could possibly steal them away from him. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  3. On the other hand, Volterra was not only rich, he also possessed much power, and it would be somewhat dangerous to incur his displeasure. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  4. He was a murderer and a brigand and a slaver, but he would never incur the scorn of men and the curse of the gods by dealing foully with a guest. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  5. But he does incur liability whenever he fails to exercise such care as is fairly needful to protect others against the hazard in buying and using them. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  6. Do I not know that it is for me you incur them? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  7. He struck her, inevitably, as gallant and splendid, but what took her most of all and gave her the courage she afterward showed was that he put the whole thing to her as a kind of favor, an obligation he should gratefully incur. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  8. With the exception of Turgenev's quiet but profound pessimism, his temperament was very similar to that of the great German- such a man will surely incur the hatred of the true Reformer type. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  9. When a few people, animated by the same sentiments, are drawn together by one motive, and incur the same dangers, it matters little whether they use a form of worship or not. – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson
  10. They fear to incur the responsibility of marriage when they see the pecuniary requirements it involves. – The Cost of Shelter by Ellen H. Richards
  11. Con will never forgive me if you catch a cold, and I would not incur his blame. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. I know no earthly consideration, excepting clear obligations of duty or honor, that would have persuaded me to incur ten more prison days. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  13. I have escaped a peril; I have no wish to incur another of the same sort. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  14. He took the lad Tom into his confidence at once, intending, of course, that the poor boy should, if he were willing to incur the risk, go with him and Walford, and share with them at least the chance of freedom; and so, from the very first day of their thraldom, there were two keen, intelligent brains incessantly at work, diligently clearing the way to recovered liberty. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  15. If for a second time you abandon her, you will incur the increased indignation of the public. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  16. Thus Ephraim might, on his account, incur the peril of losing the one fortunate moment which promised escape. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. As he thought of the plot it seemed to be wonderful to him that she should be willing to incur such a danger,- to be ready without a penny to marry a penniless man,- till he confessed to himself that, were she to do so, she would certainly have the money sooner or later. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  18. To send the hunters out again was but to incur the futile loss of life and thus weaken the garrison. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
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