"He is rich," she said, "and an uncommon
mixture of the student and the man of society.
is the highest virtue, and unprofiting, beaming is it, and soft of lustre: a bestowing virtue is the highest virtue.
It appeared to me that it would take time, to become uncommon
under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
Arrived at his destination, the first object that presented itself to his view was a pair of very imperfectly shod feet elevated in the air with the soles upwards, which remarkable appearance was referable to the boy, who being of an eccentric spirit and having a natural taste for tumbling, was now standing on his head and contemplating the aspect of the river under these uncommon
I opened my second innings by treating him with uncommon
respect, for I knew that his little arm soon tired if he was unsuccessful, and then when he sent me loose ones I banged him to the railings.
The moon had risen and was shining in at the uncurtained window, illuminating the room with a soft, bluish light which seemed, somehow, a bit spooky, though I dare say it had no uncommon
quality; all moonlight is that way if you will observe it.
'Perhaps something uncommon has taken place,' observed Mrs.
'It must be somethin' wery uncommon indeed, as could perduce a letter out o' any friend o' mine,' replied Sam, shaking his head dubiously; 'nothin' less than a nat'ral conwulsion, as the young gen'l'm'n observed ven he wos took with fits.
I've heered a good deal on you as a body, but I will say, that I never thought you was sich uncommon nice men as I find you air.
Tulliver; "but a hundred and fifty's an uncommon price.
It's an uncommon fine thing, that is," concluded Mr.
Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon
in her married life.
And here be it said, that whenever it has been convenient to consult one in the course of these dissertations, I have invariably used a huge quarto edition of Johnson, expressly purchased for that purpose; because that famous lexicographer's uncommon
personal bulk more fitted him to compile a lexicon to be used by a whale author like me.
I wish some of 'em had got to sit on my box sixteen hours a day and get a living out of it and eighteen shillings beside, and that in all weathers; they would not be so uncommon
particular never to give us a sixpence over or to cram all the luggage inside.
He said the party deeply appreciated President Buhari for his uncommon
gesture and would continue to support his administration.