It was with great difficulty, and by dint
of great patience that Claude Frollo had succeeded in teaching him to talk.
Costume, at a glance, gave him a thrilling association with horses (enough to specify the hat-brim which took the slightest upward angle just to escape the suspicion of bending downwards), and nature had given him a face which by dint
of Mongolian eyes, and a nose, mouth, and chin seeming to follow his hat-brim in a moderate inclination upwards, gave the effect of a subdued unchangeable sceptical smile, of all expressions the most tyrannous over a susceptible mind, and, when accompanied by adequate silence, likely to create the reputation of an invincible understanding, an infinite fund of humor-- too dry to flow, and probably in a state of immovable crust,-- and a critical judgment which, if you could ever be fortunate enough to know it, would be
Bloomfield had not much to say against it, for his favourite beverage was gin and water; of which he took a considerable portion every day, by dint
of constant sipping--and to that I chiefly attributed his dingy complexion and waspish temper.
From him Tarzan learned, by dint
of much coaxing, that a party of whites had passed through the village several days before.
The prahu was gliding through a stretch of comparatively quiet and placid water where the stream spread out into a little basin just above a narrow gorge through which they had just forced their way by dint
of the most laborious exertions on the part of the crew.
Some few miles farther on he overtook a party of deserting royalist soldiery, and from them he easily, by dint
of threats, elicited the information he desired: the direction taken by the refugees from the deserted castle, their number, and as close a description of the party as the soldiers could give.
But at length, by dint
of commands, and threats that he would enter the city alone, they agreed to accompany him.
He had therefore, with great care and patience, and by dint
of strenuous exertions, laid out near his house at Dort a garden fit for the culture of his cherished flower; he had mixed the soil according to the most approved prescriptions, and given to his hotbeds just as much heat and fresh air as the strictest rules of horticulture exact.
of angling with great dexterity and patience, under the direction of both her parents, my handsome sister Annabella had succeeded in catching an eligible husband, in the shape of a wizen, miserly, mahogany-colored man, turned fifty, who had made a fortune in the West Indies.
However, by dint
of perseverance and persuasion, I so far carried my point as to gain a reasonable concession.
She had never been permitted to wear it before, and it had only been by dint
of much coaxing that she had induced Aunt Janet to let her wear it to the concert.
of dwelling upon this theme, he carried the impression with him when he went away; as he remembered, when a child, to have had frequently before him the figure of some goblin he had once seen chalked upon a door.