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сжигать свои корабли

to burn one's boats

Examples from texts

Я сжег свои корабли – вернее верного!
I had burnt my boats - if ever a man did!
Уэллс, Герберт / Человек-невидимкаWells, Herbert George / The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man
Wells, Herbert George
© 2008 Waldman Publishing Corp.
Человек-невидимка
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1972
Покидая Кэтрин, мы слышали, как она заявила о готовности сжечь свои корабли; но, добившись от нее такого обещания, Морис понял, что исполнение его сейчас было бы нежелательно.
We left her just now declaring that she would burn her ships behind her; but Morris, after having elicited this declaration, had become conscious of good reasons for not taking it up.
Джеймс, Генри / Вашингтонская площадьJames, Henri / Washington Square
Washington Square
James, Henri
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
Вашингтонская площадь
Джеймс, Генри
Да, он сжег свои корабли, он отказался присоединиться к дамам.
He had, in fact, burnt his boats and refused to join the ladies.
Уэллс, Герберт / КиппсWells, Herbert George / Kipps
Kipps
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells, 1905
Киппс
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964

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to burn boats

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