swell the numbers

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  • Or they drive them out of town-to swell the numbers in the next town. Cited from Problems of Conduct, by Durant Drake
  • Every village and every farm-house helped to swell the number. Cited from Ten Great Events in History, by James Johonnot
  • So if she has had numbers, I shall swell the number. Cited from Yvette, by Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
  • I entered my name only yesterday, merely to swell the number and make the occasion more interesting. Cited from The House Behind The Cedars, Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Are we sure that it will swell the numbers? Cited from Harold, by E. B. Lytton, Book 12
  • But to have such an army you must needs have associates who will help to swell the numbers of your own citizens. Cited from Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • It is clearly shown that none of this gain goes to swell the numbers of East London. Cited from Problems of Poverty, by John A. Hobson
  • But some remained, and swelled the number of the 'old subjects' in the French province. Cited from The United Empire Loyalists, by W. Stewart Wallace
  • Enrolled, would not they swell the number of workers by several hundreds of thousands in Massachusetts alone? Cited from Hold Up Your Heads, Girls!, by Annie H. Ryder
  • While it your present thirst allays, May swell the number of your days. Cited from Faust Part 1, Johann W. Von Goethe
  • It seems as if they must instantly devour her, and that we must now go under to swell the number of their victims. Cited from Across China on Foot, by Edwin Dingle
  • Continue to fly to the Canadas, and swell the number of the twenty-five thousand already there. Cited from The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, ..., by Martin R. Delany
  • A mile or two further we were met by another company, who swelled the number of our dashing cavalcade to about twenty-five. Cited from Brazilian Sketches, T. B. Ray
  • This liberal measure swelled the number of citizens and helped to make the Athenians a more progressive people. Cited from Early European History, By Hutton Webster
  • The conversion of the world to Christianity did not enter into their minds so much as the desire to swell the number of their communities. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume V, by John Lord
  • He saw it would be difficult, if not impossible, to stop home manufacture and did not wish to swell the number of anti-Volsteaders. Cited from What Prohibition Has Done to America, by Fabian Franklin
  • Are the Regulations that I am now issuing at no distant date going to swell the number of these dead and powerless systems? Cited from Authoritative Life of General William Booth, by George Scott Railton
  • Barons and common people swell the number of these pilgrims. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume V, by John Lord
  • Citizens were captured at various points, and brought to swell the number of prisoners at the armory, counting forty or fifty by morning. Cited from Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2, John George Nicolay and John Hay
  • The overcrowding of population and the Greek love of adventure also contributed to swell the number of emigrants. Cited from A General History, by P. V. N. Myers

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