It is a heavy annoyance to a writer, who endeavors to represent nature, its various attitudes and circumstances, in a reasonably correct outline and true coloring, that so much of the mean and ludicrous should be hopelessly
mixed up with the purest pathos which life anywhere supplies to him.
There was no disguising it: Miss Marrable and her bosom friends had been all hopelessly
cast in the shade by the new recruit whom they had summoned to assist them, in the capacity of forlorn hope.
Paul's struck one; now I was hopelessly
endeavouring to get a licence to marry Dora, having nothing but one of Uriah Heep's gloves to offer in exchange, which the whole Commons rejected; and still, more or less conscious of my own room, I was always tossing about like a distressed ship in a sea of bed-clothes.
As I fixed my eyes hopelessly
on Joe, Joe contemplated me in dismay.
Suffice it for all third persons to know--what Rosalind indeed has never known, and what I hope no reader will be fool enough to tell her--that Orlando was for the moment hopelessly
and besottedly faithless to his wife, and that my services had been bespoken in the very narrowest nick of time.
It was during this time that Prince Firouz Schah, wandering sadly and hopelessly
from place to place, arrived in a large city of India, where he heard a great deal of talk about the Princess of Bengal who had gone out of her senses, on the very day that she was to have been married to the Sultan of Cashmere.
No more exquisitely lovely mortal was ever seen than this Princess, and it needed all an eagle's strength of sight to prevent the King being hopelessly
Pigling Bland listened gravely; Alexander was hopelessly
It excited fresh pity in those who had heard him to see a man of apparently sound sense, and with rational views on every subject he discussed, so hopelessly
wanting in all, when his wretched unlucky chivalry was in question.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly
irregular are led to execution.
I had escaped it for all the years I had roamed the five continents and their encircling seas; in spite of beautiful women and urging opportunity; in spite of a half- desire for love and a constant search for my ideal, it had remained for me to fall furiously and hopelessly
in love with a creature from another world, of a species similar possibly, yet not identical with mine.
He could see from her evident fright at her position on the branch, and from the terrified glances she cast in his direction that she was hopelessly
When I ran to push it open, I found that it was hopelessly
He distorted his lower lip, and nodded his head hopelessly
at the grey-haired man beside him, to indicate his powerlessness to help me.
I felt hopelessly
cut off from my own kind--a strange animal in an unknown world.