subject uppermost

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  • At the first opportunity she went back to the subject uppermost in her mind. Cited from The Conflict, by David Graham Phillips
  • The younger man could not long remain silent upon the subject uppermost in his mind. Cited from The House Behind The Cedars, Charles W. Chesnutt
  • But longer than half an hour she could not be silent on the subject uppermost in her thoughts. Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. III, by Maria Edgeworth
  • It required all the young soldier's will power to keep silent on the one subject uppermost in his mind. Cited from Dick Prescott's Third Year at West Point, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Mr. Walraven never could leave the subject uppermost in his thoughts for long. Cited from The Unseen Bridgegroom, by May Agnes Fleming
  • He commenced the conversation by introducing the very subject uppermost in my mind. Cited from The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I, by Susanna Moodie
  • As soon as Jem and his mother were left by themselves, he began on the subject uppermost in his mind. Cited from Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The cattle-buyer turned the conversation to the subject uppermost in his mind. Cited from The Sheriff's Son, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Not until late that afternoon did Jean's father broach the subject uppermost in his mind. Cited from To The Last Man, by Zane Grey
  • He took him into the parlor, and spoke at once of the subject uppermost in the minds of both. Cited from The Debtor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Nancy did not stay much longer; they parted without mention of the subject uppermost in their thoughts. Cited from In the Year of Jubilee, by George Gissing
  • Moreover, she had a strong disinclination to speak on the terrible subject uppermost in her mind. Cited from Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • We did not have to wait long before the subject uppermost in our minds was brought up -- the explosions. Cited from The Treasure-Train, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The subject uppermost in the thoughts of both was at first carefully avoided, and they talked much in their usual fashion. Cited from Stories by American Authors, Volume 1, by Various
  • "Where is Labbot?" asked she, intent upon the one subject uppermost in her mind. Cited from Beverly of Graustark, George Barr McCutcheon
  • His Majesty then reverted to the subject uppermost in his mind -- his proved friendship for England. Cited from William of Germany, by Stanley Shaw
  • No doubt the girl's presence, in part, at any rate, led us to refrain from the subject uppermost in our minds. Cited from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer
  • The two talked of many things, gradually veering around to the subject uppermost in Tom's mind -- his new aircraft. Cited from Tom Swift & His Aerial Warship, by Victor Appleton
  • For some time he talked around the subject uppermost in his mind, but the lawyer did not appear to see the drift of his remarks. Cited from Off-Hand Sketches, by T.S. Arthur
  • Jem had cast about for some less abrupt way of broaching the subject uppermost in his mind than he now found himself obliged to use. Cited from Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell
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