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  1. Being very weary, lay long in bed, then to the office and there sat all the day. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Everything they could lay hands on was taken. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  3. I don't want 'em to lay – Adopting An Abandoned Farm by Kate Sanborn
  4. I should be pleased to have you lay off your things. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  5. When at last he lay quiet, " Will you promise to walk out if I let you up?" – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  6. In it lay all his hope for this world and the next. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  7. I lay sick for three days. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  8. No hope lay there, either. – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke
  9. " I had made up my mind to begin again, to lay hold on some sort of real life," he continued, after a pause. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  10. An hour she lay there. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
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