Pennifeather, amid the loud execrations of all Rattleborough, was brought to trial at the next criminal sessions, when the chain of circumstantial evidence(strengthened as it was by some additional damning
facts, which Mr.
Coming on the top of such a damning
series of events, it was at least a most suspicious remark.
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning
to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.
We had seen the spot, outside the city somewhere, where these people had allowed the bones of Galileo to rest in unconsecrated ground for an age because his great discovery that the world turned around was regarded as a damning
heresy by the church; and we know that long after the world had accepted his theory and raised his name high in the list of its great men, they had still let him rot there.
It was Winks who summed up the general impression and put it into a form they all felt conclusively damning
I don't mind your damning
and blasting, and what the devil and where the devil and who the devil--
Brooding over the case in that den of his, it suddenly struck him what absolutely damning
evidence he could make against McFarlane by using that thumb-mark.
The rainy evening made it impossible to go out; and, indeed, according to William's code, it was considerably more damning
to be seen out of doors than surprised within.