But he had no time for speculation
. Now was his chance, the only chance he would ever get of looking into that outhouse and finding out its mysterious contents.
While I groped among vague speculations
the Story Girl gave a queer, choked little cry.
Among these the ladies choose their gallants: but the vexation is, that they act with too much ease and security; for the husband is always so rapt in speculation
, that the mistress and lover may proceed to the greatest familiarities before his face, if he be but provided with paper and implements, and without his flapper at his side.
Joe offered no answer, poor fellow, but stood feeling his whisker and looking dejectedly at me, as if he thought it really might have been a better speculation
He was a prosperous man, with a good head for speculations
, and his fortune was growing.
At length, after five years, when Mrs Nickleby had presented her husband with a couple of sons, and that embarassed gentleman, impressed with the necessity of making some provision for his family, was seriously revolving in his mind a little commercial speculation
of insuring his life next quarter-day, and then falling from the top of the Monument by accident, there came, one morning, by the general post, a black-bordered letter to inform him how his uncle, Mr Ralph Nickleby, was dead, and had left him the bulk of his little property, amounting in all to five thousand pounds sterling.
She lay in bed awake, with bright eyes full of speculation
. "He loves you, poor fool." If she could but get that conviction firmly fixed in her mind, what mattered about the rest?
[General Chairman--Member Pickwick Club], entitled "Speculations
on the Source of the Hampstead Ponds, with some Observations on the Theory of Tittlebats;" and that this Association does hereby return its warmest thanks to the said Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., for the same.
"A long time dead" was his epitome of that phase of speculation
. He was not interested in humanity.
It is in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books that Plato reaches the "summit of speculation
," and these, although they fail to satisfy the requirements of a modern thinker, may therefore be regarded as the most important, as they are also the most original, portions of the work.
"On account of the speculation
." said Planchet, heedlessly.
A tendency to speculation
, though it may keep women quiet, as it does man, yet makes her sad.
"'Tis a speculation
," said the old gentleman, shaking his head, but at the same time slowly drawing out his purse, "quite a speculation
Grant and her sister, that after making up the whist-table there would remain sufficient for a round game, and everybody being as perfectly complying and without a choice as on such occasions they always are, speculation
was decided on almost as soon as whist; and Lady Bertram soon found herself in the critical situation of being applied to for her own choice between the games, and being required either to draw a card for whist or not.
I have not now leisure to enter upon so large a field of speculation
, as here seems opening upon me; my design was to wipe off a doctrine that lay in my way; since, while Mr Jones was acting the most virtuous part imaginable in labouring to preserve his fellow-creatures from destruction, the devil, or some other evil spirit, one perhaps cloathed in human flesh, was hard at work to make him completely miserable in the ruin of his Sophia.