In men's clubs such celebrations were, though expiring, less uncommon; but either the natural shyness of the softer sex, or a sarcastic attitude on the part of male relatives, had denuded such women's clubs as remained (if any other did) or this their glory and consummation
The guide wanted us to give them some money, and we did it; but when he went on to say that they were starving to death we could not but feel that we had done a great sin in throwing obstacles in the way of such a desirable consummation
, and so we tried to collect it back, but it could not be done.
Beside the pimalia stood Astok, his dark eyes narrowed to mere slits of hate beneath his lowering brows as he watched the retreating forms of the woman who had aroused the fiercest passions of his nature and the man whom he now believed to be the one who stood between his love and its consummation
I wish now that I had not left the arena for by this time my friends and I might have made good our escape, whereas this delay may mean the wrecking of all our plans, which depended for their consummation
upon the continued sleep of the three Mahars who lay in the pit beneath the building in which we were confined.
In the few seconds that had been required for the consummation
of these rapidly ensuing events, Otobu had dragged Bertha Kircher to the gate which he had unbarred and thrown open, and with the vanquishing of the last of the active guardsmen, the party passed out of the maniac city of Xuja into the outer darkness beyond.
From the beginning of time Nature has labored arduously toward the consummation
of this purpose.
Can you imagine a more glorious consummation
of a man's life work--your father's, for example?
The several letters that passed between them brought Clayton no nearer to a consummation
of his hopes than he had been before, and so it was that he wrote directly to Professor Porter, and enlisted his services.
You may be devoting your powers to the consummation
of vengeance against those who have treated you ill.
He was a man of action, and he wanted her, Dede Mason, the woman; he wanted her to love him and to be loved by him; and he wanted all this glorious consummation
then and there.
Except for the final consummation
, the old order had passed away, and the final consummation
was nearer than I dreamed.
This was exactly the consummation
of events for which Sir Patrick had been waiting in the seclusion of the garden.