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English citations of thereby

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  • 1678John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress.
    Come, good Christian, since we have been so loving to you, to receive you in our house this night, let us, if perhaps we may better ourselves thereby, talk with you of all things that have happened to you in your pilgrimage.
    Indeed Cain hated his brother, "because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous" [1 John 3:12]; and if thy wife and children have been offended with thee for this, they thereby show themselves to be implacable to good, and "thou hast delivered thy soul from their blood". [Ezek. 3:19]
    And with that he had almost pressed him to death, so that Christian began to despair of life; but as God would have it, while Apollyon was fetching of his last blow, thereby to make a full end of this good man, Christian nimbly stretched out his hand for his sword, and caught it, saying, "Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; when I fall I shall arise" [Micah 7:8];
  • 1888, Geo. H. Morgan, Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of St. Louis for the year 1887 (R. P. Studley & Co., St. Louis, Missouri), page 75:
    Thus the entire river front presents one vast network of side-tracks and switches, which communicate directly with every elevator, lumberyard and manufacturing establishment situated thereby.