My arms ached, my back was cramped
, and I was trembling with the prolonged terror of a fall.
It is not a scrambling collection of low single rooms, with as many roofs as windows; it is not cramped
into the vulgar compactness of a square farmhouse: it is a solid, roomy, mansion-like looking house, such as one might suppose a respectable old country family had lived in from generation to generation, through two centuries at least, and were now spending from two to three thousand a year in.
Bertha, the slim, fair-haired girl, whose present thoughts and emotions were an enigma to me amidst the fatiguing obviousness of the other minds around me, was as absorbing to me as a single unknown to-day--as a single hypothetic proposition to remain problematic till sunset; and all the cramped
, hemmed-in belief and disbelief, trust and distrust, of my nature, welled out in this one narrow channel.
Manuel's body, cramped
over from the hips, stayed like a statue; but his long arms grabbed the fish without ceasing.
But later, I was cramped
and desired to walk, as I am used.
It ran from house to house, while the beasts, cramped
in the narrow way, surged and huddled round the Bhagat, and Sona puffed impatiently.
At nine, though his fingers would become cramped
and his wrists would pain him, Bill had three cows to account for twice a day.
The third and last is, that it is a vanity to conceive, that there would be ordinary borrowing without profit; and it is impossible to conceive, the number of inconveniences that will ensue, if borrowing be cramped
If now we were to try to penetrate to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to elucidate his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped
, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
It is even at the present day proverbial to calculate the number of acres of roofing, the restoration of which would, in our age, be the ruin of fortunes cramped
and narrowed as the epoch itself.
Look at those cramped
dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
In the darkness behind him Werper rose and stretched his cramped
Marilla was thinking of her whole past life, her cramped
but not unhappy childhood, the jealously hidden dreams and the blighted hopes of her girlhood, the long, gray, narrow, monotonous years of dull middle life that followed.