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‘Second’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Second’ as a noun.


I rose to my feet, stared at him for some seconds in utter amazement.

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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‘Because,’ replied he, smiling, ‘among the rest of the objects before me, I see a very dirty lane.’

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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