It was not strange that he should so heartlessly have betrayed his friends' confidence, nor that he hesitated not at all to gratify a whim
at the cost of another's misery.
Just for a whim
of his own, goodness only knows why, he leaves me and locks me up alone in the country.
To whose retinue he had been attached none had thought to inquire, for the followers of a Martian noble are many, coming and going at the whim
of their master, so that a new face is scarcely ever questioned, as the fact that a man has passed within the palace walls is considered proof positive that his loyalty to the jeddak is beyond question, so rigid is the examination of each who seeks service with the nobles of the court.
A puny, miserable little creature like Dickenson could prate of happiness and turn a shining face to the future - Dickenson who lived upon a pittance, who depended upon the whim
of his employer, and who confessed to ambitions which were surely pitiable.
More in whim
than in hope of result, grinning to himself as he did so, Sheldon raised his automatic pistol and in two seconds sent eight shots scattering through the trees in the direction in which Tudor had disappeared.
It was his whim to drink beer, and to have me drink beer with him.
And curious it was, I decided, this whim of nature that made men happy in spending good money for beer for a fellow like me who didn't want it.
It must always remain the great curiosity of history--a whim
, a fantasy, an apparition, a thing unexpected and undreamed; and it should serve as a warning to those rash political theorists of to-day who speak with certitude of social processes.
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim
to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
You are a sort of monster," I added audaciously, "a Caliban who has pondered Setebos, and who acts as you act, in idle moments, by whim and fancy.
That night I sat at table with the captain and the hunters, while Thomas Mugridge waited on us and washed the dishes afterward--a whim, a Caliban- mood of Wolf Larsen's, and one I foresaw would bring me trouble.
It was not altogether a whim
," she said, her eyes falling from his, "and yet - now I am here - it does not seem easy to say what was in my mind.
Why, ma'am,' he returned, 'I am thinking about Tom Gradgrind's whim
;' Tom Gradgrind, for a bluff independent manner of speaking - as if somebody were always endeavouring to bribe him with immense sums to say Thomas, and he wouldn't; 'Tom Gradgrind's whim
, ma'am, of bringing up the tumbling-girl.
In fact, the introduction of uppercase Whim
on page 41 seems almost to banish that insouciance and replace it with the sort of moralistic edict that the opening pages denounced.
The MRI studies revealed that women who, on entry to the WHIMS
trial, had elevated blood pressure had significantly higher amounts of white matter lesions (WMLs) when they underwent MRIs eight years later.