An hour or two sufficed to sketch my own portrait in crayons; and in less than a fortnight I had completed
an ivory miniature of an imaginary Blanche Ingram.
The Saxon architect completed
the erection of the first pillars of the nave, when the pointed arch, which dates from the Crusade, arrived and placed itself as a conqueror upon the large Romanesque capitals which should support only round arches.
I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed
When the face was thus completed, all the parts joined together with a nicety that was astonishing.
She proved an easier puzzle than old Larry, and when she was completed they found her a pleasant old lady who welcomed them cordially.
The face, when completed, could not have been considered strictly beautiful; but it wore a smile so big and broad, and was so Jolly in expression, that even Tip laughed as he looked admiringly at his work.
Some knit stockings belonging to Mombi and a much worn pair of his own shoes completed the man's apparel, and Tip was so delighted that he danced up and down and laughed aloud in boyish ecstacy.
If the Bow Street runners had come into the plantation just as I had completed
the rifling of the desk I think I should have let them take me without making the slightest effort at escape.
About the same date, the last alterations in the old palace at Venice were completed
When the Inquiring Soul had completed
his course of instruction he declared himself the Ahkoond of Swat, fell into the baleful habit of standing on his head, and swore that the mother who bore him was a pragmatic paralogism.
In less than a fortnight more the task of restoring the letter was completed
Looking back across the seven centuries that have lapsed since Avis Everhard completed
her manuscript, events, and the bearings of events, that were confused and veiled to her, are clear to us.
To such they answered, "Go into your dining-room, and walk round the table in such a way as to always keep your face turned toward the center; by the time you will have achieved one complete round you will have completed
one turn around yourself, since your eye will have traversed successively every point of the room.
In one well-marked instance, I put the comb back into the hive, and allowed the bees to go on working for a short time, and again examined the cell, and I found that the rhombic plate had been completed
, and had become perfectly flat: it was absolutely impossible, from the extreme thinness of the little rhombic plate, that they could have effected this by gnawing away the convex side; and I suspect that the bees in such cases stand in the opposed cells and push and bend the ductile and warm wax (which as I have tried is easily done) into its proper intermediate plane, and thus flatten it.
A few years earlier Columbus had revealed the New World and virtually proved that the earth is round, a proof scientifically completed
a generation after him when Magellan's ship actually circled the globe.