keeps his ground just long enough for his own ruin, and is then thrust out, with sinews all unstrung, to totter along the difficult footpath of life as he best may.
I own she came often to my house, but always publicly, nor ever without three more in the coach, who were usually
her sister and young daughter, and some particular acquaintance; but this was common to many other ladies of the court.
This short speech, however, gave Charlotte time to observe the change that something had produced in the countenance of her old companion, where, in place of the thoughtless gaiety that usually
shone in her features, was to be seen an expression of painful mortification; and even the high glow that youth and health had imparted to her cheeks, was supplanted by a death- like paleness.
The implement they usually
employ is a shark's tooth, which is about as well adapted to the purpose as a one-pronged fork for pitching hay.
In order to be sure of meeting Rose at the station he took an earlier train than he usually
did, and he waited about the platform for an hour.
This was something which, it seemed, usually
occurred whenever the men got two or three months ahead in their savings.
Bulstrode in his private room at the Bank at half-past one, when he was usually
free from other callers.
pretend to be flowers, because the court sits in the Fairies' Basin, and there are so many flowers there, and all along the Baby Walk, that a flower is the thing least likely to attract attention.
They're not a bit afraid, when they're put together, and usually
they're very jolly and pleasant.
Wherever there was trouble and uproar in camp, fighting and squabbling or the outcry of a squaw over a bit of stolen meat, they were sure to find White Fang mixed up in it and usually
at the bottom of it.
It is a very noticeable thing that, in fairy families, the youngest is always chief person, and usually
becomes a prince or princess, and children remember this, and think it must be so among humans also, and that is why they are often made uneasy when they come upon their mother furtively putting new frills on the basinette.
to one person is contained in the pocket of another -- usually
he left his effusions in her desk, or between the leaves of her books; but this time it was passed over to her under cover of the desk through the hands of two or three scholars.
With reflections of this nature she usually
, as has been hinted, accompanied every act of compliance with her brother's inclinations; and surely nothing could more contribute to heighten the merit of this compliance than a declaration that she knew, at the same time, the folly and unreasonableness of those inclinations to which she submitted.
Miss Polly did not usually
make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner.