The officer, a very young lad with a broad rosy face and keen merry eyes, galloped up to Denisov and handed him a sodden
On such rare afternoons the ugliest of cities becomes the most poetic, and months of sodden
days are offset by a moment of miracle.
Allied to the bottom of the river rather than the surface, by reason of the slime and ooze with which it was covered, and its sodden
state, this boat and the two figures in it obviously were doing something that they often did, and were seeking what they often sought.
There, it is like this." Joan Durbeyfield, as she spoke, curved a sodden
thumb and forefinger to the shape of the letter C, and used the other forefinger as a pointer, "'At the present moment,' he says to your father, 'your heart is enclosed all round there, and all round there; this space is still open,' 'a says.
The harbor was lying black and sullen under a dour November sky; the wet, dead leaves clung drenched and sodden
to the window sills; but the little house was gay with firelight and spring-like with Anne's ferns and geraniums.
He had to pass a poor, mean burial-ground--a dismal place, raised a few feet above the level of the street, and parted from it by a low parapet-wall and an iron railing; a rank, unwholesome, rotten spot, where the very grass and weeds seemed, in their frouzy growth, to tell that they had sprung from paupers' bodies, and had struck their roots in the graves of men, sodden
, while alive, in steaming courts and drunken hungry dens.
The grass, being sodden
with rain, afforded the young gentleman a rather inhospitable couch; his clothes were considerably bemired; and his hat was rolling in the mud on the other side of the road.
Now, I don't know what this scheme of mine comes to,' pursues Durdles, considering about it with the same sodden
gravity; 'I don't know what you may precisely call it.