Sorting them gayly in less than a minute, she approached the breakfast-table with both hands full, and delivered the letters all round with the business-like rapidity
of a London postman.
Again my mind, with its former inconceivable rapidity
, had exhausted the whole subject of the attack upon my sister, her illness, and her death, before his slow and hesitating speech had formed these words.
The revolutions of time furnish no previous example of a nation shooting up to maturity and expanding into greatness with the rapidity
which has characterized the growth of the American people.
and suiting the action to the word, he drew his sword, and with one bound placed himself close to the show, and with unexampled rapidity
and fury began to shower down blows on the puppet troop of Moors, knocking over some, decapitating others, maiming this one and demolishing that; and among many more he delivered one down stroke which, if Master Pedro had not ducked, made himself small, and got out of the way, would have sliced off his head as easily as if it had been made of almond-paste.
Though several spaces of blue sky still parted the thick black clouds toward the horizon, a flock of fleecy vapors were advancing with great rapidity
and drawing a light gray curtain from east to west.
The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity
of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed.
The journey soon became interesting from its rapidity
, of which Morcerf had formed no previous idea.
Let your rapidity
be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.
Such was my abominable luck in being born by the mere hair's breadth of twenty-five centuries too late into a world where kings have been growing scarce with scandalous rapidity
, while the few who remain have adopted the uninteresting manners and customs of simple millionaires.
For my own part, I scarcely knew whether I was helplessly falling from the heights above, or whether the fearful rapidity
with which I descended was an act of my own volition.
At each step the power of the winds and the waves increased, until, after a struggle of a few hours, the turbulent little billows succeeded in setting the whole field in motion, when it was driven beyond the reach of the eye, with a rapidity
that was as magical as the change produced in the scene by this expulsion of the lingering remnant of winter.
And so saying, Planchet rubbed his hands one against the other with a rapidity
evincing great delight.
As it meandered among rocks and precipices, they were frequently obliged to ford it, and such was its rapidity
that the men were often in danger of being swept away.
The passing of the lightning left the sky again dark, but a blue flame fell downward from the tower, and, with inconceivable rapidity
, running along the ground in the direction of Diana's Grove, reached the dark silent house, which in the instant burst into flame at a hundred different points.
At first they seemed to be merely agitated as from the movement of some great body beneath the surface, and I at once conjectured that another submarine was rising to the surface in pursuit of us; but presently it became apparent that the level of the waters was rising, not with extreme rapidity
, but very surely, and that soon they would overflow the sides of the pool and submerge the floor of the chamber.