The moment when a man's head drops off is seldom or never, I am inclined to think, precisely
the most agreeable of his life.
I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject propositions originated by others not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely
such as they would wish to either accept or refuse.
Pocket-handkerchiefs of OUR calibre would be thought decidedly aristocratic; and aristocracy in Paris, just at that moment, was almost in as bad odor as it is in America, where it ranks as an eighth deadly sin, though no one seems to know precisely
what it means.
They learned a great many notions about doctrine from him, so that almost every church-goer under fifty began to distinguish as well between the genuine gospel and what did not come precisely
up to that standard, as if he had been born and bred a Dissenter; and for some time after his arrival there seemed to be quite a religious movement in that quiet rural district.
But," persisted I, shrinking into a corner of the coach, however,--for I did not know precisely
how much contradiction the proper spirit of a woman would endure,--"but, my love, would it not have been more dignified to treat the villain with the silent contempt he merited?
With these words he let fall a heavy bottle of Kirschenwasser which, dropping precisely
upon the crown of my head, caused me to imagine that my brains were entirely knocked out.
The buildings themselves are so precisely
alike, that one can in no manner be distinguished from the other.
ye needn't say a word now -- I will, I tell ye, and there's an end of it; so look out for it -- it will come to hand some of these fine days, precisely
when ye are looking for it the least
He was the owner of another, not quite so "good" - the jolly corner having been, from far back, superlatively extended and consecrated; and the value of the pair represented his main capital, with an income consisting, in these later years, of their respective rents which (thanks precisely
to their original excellent type) had never been depressingly low.
She is not of a disposition to do you credit in the world, and seems precisely
in her proper place at Churchhill, with the Vernons.
To the man of precisely
scientific mind the work of Monsieur Bertillon must always appeal strongly.
It was precisely
the odd absence of surprise in her that gave him the sense of her having been plucked out of a very maelstrom: the things she took for granted gave the measure of those she had rebelled against.
It was precisely
at the instant when Jupiter should have appeared with his thunder.
The doctors were of use to Natasha because they kissed and rubbed her bump, assuring her that it would soon pass if only the coachman went to the chemist's in the Arbat and got a powder and some pills in a pretty box of a ruble and seventy kopeks, and if she took those powders in boiled water at intervals of precisely
two hours, neither more nor less.
Casaubon's case is precisely
of the kind in which the issue is most difficult to pronounce upon.