Miss La Creevy, who was a member of the little council, ventured to insinuate some doubts relative to the probability of Miss Nickleby's arriving at this happy consummation
in the compass of an ordinary lifetime; but the good lady set that question entirely at rest, by informing them that she had a presentiment on the subject--a species of second-sight with which she had been in the habit of clenching every argument with the deceased Mr Nickleby, and, in nine cases and three-quarters out of every ten, determining it the wrong way.
But when a man besides taking away the money of the citizens has made slaves of them, then, instead of these names of reproach, he is termed happy and blessed, not only by the citizens but by all who hear of his having achieved the consummation
But I find this law of one to one peremptory for conversation, which is the practice and consummation
And now Mr Jones, having seen his good offices to that poor woman and her family brought to a happy conclusion, began to apply himself to his own concerns; but here, lest many of my readers should censure his folly for thus troubling himself with the affairs of others, and lest some few should think he acted more disinterestedly than indeed he did, we think proper to assure our reader, that he was so far from being unconcerned in this matter, that he had indeed a very considerable interest in bringing it to that final consummation
Suppose you should be walking down Broadway after dinner, with ten minutes allotted to the consummation
of your cigar while you are choosing between a diverting tragedy and something serious in the way of vaudeville.
It is the story of a life which reaches its consummation
in attaining to a second ingenuousness or in returning to childhood.
I had come to his door no better than a beggar and little more than a child; he had met me with treachery and violence; it would be a fine consummation
to take the upper hand, and drive him like a herd of sheep.
After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive at once at the summit of my desires was the most gratifying consummation
of my toils.
To be Premier of England, to stand for the people, to carry through to its logical consummation
a bloodless revolution, surely this is worth while.
No doubt he was looking forward to the consummation
of his martyrdom.
Even the soft and amiable Inez thought it would be a glorious consummation
of her wishes, to be a humble instrument of bringing her lover into the bosom of the true church.
Mr Meagles interposed to prevent that consummation
being arrived at, Blathers and Duff cleared the room, and held a long council together, compared with which, for secrecy and solemnity, a consultation of great doctors on the knottiest point in medicine, would be mere child's play.
As with a set purpose of implying a misgiving that if nourished upon similar meats, she might come to be like that charmer, which would be a fatal consummation
The poor relations had kept in bed all day, with the view of attaining the same happy consummation
, but, as they had been unsuccessful, they stopped there.