For instance, there is a word which means a runaway, or the act of glancing through a book, according to the placing
of the emphasis; and another word which signifies to ASSOCIATE with a man, or to AVOID him, according to where you put the emphasis--and you can generally depend on putting it in the wrong place and getting into trouble.
Tom tried to seem at his ease, and he went through the motions fairly well, but at bottom he felt resentful toward all the three witnesses of his exhibition; in fact, he felt so annoyed at them for having witnessed it and noticed it that he almost forgot to feel annoyed at himself for placing
it before them.
Perhaps then, in some unaccustomed moment of amiability, she made you a dough lady, cutting the outline deftly with her pastry knife, and then, at last, placing
the human stamp upon it by sticking in two black currants for eyes.
This was placing
me at the beck and call of about seventy-five men.
Elton, "but I must confess that I regard it as a most happy thought, the placing
of Miss Smith out of doors; and the tree is touched with such inimitable spirit