- So many times i have watched her with envy .
- How many wars have been precipitated by firebrands !
- How many times the rifles had cracked in the last two hours !
- I have told you i do n't know how many times not to touch it .
- It was an act she was to repeat again and again through the years .
- How often he had winced at her patronage of strangers !
- Who could count the times annie tried , failed , and then conquered ?
- How often he had been pitied for the austerity of the work, the bareness of the rewards !
- Its proud successes and its spectacular flops spurred research efforts .
- He had weathered too many abortive revolutionaries when only his courage had saved the government .