And know this, the axe must be won
in fight; if it is stolen or found, it has no virtue--nay, it brings shame and death to him who holds it.
In truth I brought the Sheriff to shame for mine own pleasure, and won
his golden arrow to boot.
Phileas Fogg, then, had won
the twenty thousand pounds; but, as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, the pecuniary gain was small.
For he had killed as many of the dispossessed lords as he could lay hands on, and few had escaped; he had won
over the Roman gentlemen, and he had the most numerous party in the college.
And here you must toil till the golden flower is won
The children felt as if they were transported back to those forgotten times, and that the couriers from the army, with the news of a battle lost or won
, might even now be heard galloping through the streets.
For instance, I have seen even fond mothers so far indulge their guileless, elegant daughters--misses of fifteen or sixteen--as to give them a few gold coins and teach them how to play; and though the young ladies may have won
or have lost, they have invariably laughed, and departed as though they were well pleased.
Monseigneur neither won
nor lost; he was, therefore neither gay nor sad.
Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits of extravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of the Odd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won
for Poe the enthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The Haunted Palace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven.
To the ambitious man life is a brilliant game--a game that calls forth all his tact and energy and nerve--a game to be won
, in the long run, by the quick eye and the steady hand, and yet having sufficient chance about its working out to give it all the glorious zest of uncertainty.
The important point is that, in his thirty-first year, after six seasons of untiring effort, Archibald went in for a championship, and won
It was generally known in Middlemarch that a good deal of money was lost and won
in this way; and the consequent repute of the Green Dragon as a place of dissipation naturally heightened in some quarters the temptation to go there.
the toss and after examining the wicket decided to take first knock.
She is to be the stake of one of the games and it is O-Tar's desire that she be won
by slaves and common warriors, since she repulsed him.
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