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Help me pull the sofa away from the wall.
I climbed into bed and pulled the blankets over my head.
The little girl pulled gently at my sleeve.
Jane pulled the door open.
Don’t pull the string too tight.
A lifeguard had to pull her out of the water.
He pulled a suitcase from under the bed.
I’m going to the dentist to get a tooth pulled.
She was pulling up the weeds.
Wash the mushrooms and pull off the stalks.
She nearly lost a shoe pulling her foot out of the hole.
Head aching, he slowly pulled himself to his feet.
Alice pulled the curtains shut.
The nurse pulled down the blinds.
Her heart pulled one way, her head another.
Factions in the party are pulling in different directions.
Mrs. Harris stood at the door pulling on a cigarette.
He had pulled strings in order to get his son into the college.
It’s the record company, not the band, that is really pulling the strings.
Why on earth would he pull a stupid stunt like that?
You have to pull yourself together, go out there and talk to them.
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