The delight with which Traddles propounded this plan to me, and the sense he had of its uncommon
artfulness, are among the freshest things in my remembrance.
It appeared to me that it would take time, to become uncommon
under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon
yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
Finally, and for the encouragement of people troubled with accents that cut them off from all high employment, I may add that the change wrought by Professor Higgins in the flower girl is neither impossible nor uncommon
I seem to remember carrying him that evening to the window with uncommon
tenderness (following the setting sun that was to take him away), and telling him with not unnatural bitterness that he had got to leave me because another child was in need of all his pretty things; and as the sun, his true father, lapt him in its dancing arms, he sent his love to a lady of long ago whom he called by the sweetest of names, not knowing in his innocence that the little white birds are the birds that never have a mother.
Well, well, well," said the Ass, shaking his head; "I should think that any animal that is afraid of your voice and doesn't mind mine must have an uncommon
kind of ear.
I was thinking," he said, "of the uncommon
magnitude of that grass-hopper.
The moon had risen and was shining in at the uncurtained window, illuminating the room with a soft, bluish light which seemed, somehow, a bit spooky, though I dare say it had no uncommon
quality; all moonlight is that way if you will observe it.
Accounting for the uncommon
behavior of ghosts, Heine mentions
He had, withal, the invalid's apathy and did not greatly concern himself about the uncommon
fate that had been allotted to him.
It is time that we had uncommon
schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
Containing a few common matters, with a very uncommon
observation upon them.
Because it is uncommon
, and unprofiting, and beaming, and soft in lustre; it always bestoweth itself.
It is a family name," he remarked, "but I flattered myself that it was at least uncommon
Aware of the impression he had made--few men were quicker than he at such discoveries--Mr Chester followed up the blow by propounding certain virtuous maxims, somewhat vague and general in their nature, doubtless, and occasionally partaking of the character of truisms, worn a little out at elbow, but delivered in so charming a voice and with such uncommon
serenity and peace of mind, that they answered as well as the best.