I owed it to Laura's interests not to stake her whole future on my own unaided exertions, so long as there was the faintest prospect of strengthening
our position by obtaining reliable assistance of any kind.
This Fairy was named Lagree; she was so old that she only had one eye and one tooth left, and even these poor remains she had to keep all night in a strengthening
I felt its strengthening
effect when I met the directress the next day; its stringent operation on the nerves suffered no trembling, no faltering; it enabled me to face her with firmness, to pass her with ease.
By the side of each of these batteries other workmen were strengthening
gabions filled with earth, the lining of another battery.
Quarante mille hommes massacres et l'armee de nos allies detruite, et vous trouvez la le mot pour rire,"* he said, as if strengthening
his views by this French sentence.
"Don't you think she ought to have something more strengthening
than milk, Alec?
Whatever they could prove (which is usually anything you like), they proved there, in an army constantly strengthening
by the arrival of new recruits.
He has an impression that his nose is bleeding, and several times draws the back of his hand across it, and looks for the result, in a pugilistic manner, greatly strengthening
that incongruous resemblance.