With an easy condescension, and kind forbearance towards our stupidity -- which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime -- would he forth-with, by the merest
touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.
I was standing on the dock, when, by the merest
accident, I fell in talk with him.
Many a wire, in less than two or three years, was withered to the merest
shred of rust.
I am an air scout, friend, and very near a dead one, for just by the merest
chance I escaped falling to the avenue below," I replied.
I knew both Moreau and Montgomery carried revolvers; and, save for a feeble bar of deal spiked with a small nail, the merest
mockery of a mace, I was unarmed.
Is it possible that you can see anything more than the merest
chance in this meeting?
The memory of the merest
trifle at home would please me, and I would think and think how nice things used to be at home.
Because I happened to be in the ante-chamber when the cardinal called me, by the merest
And whether she once lived or no, I am convinced that she no longer survives, and that therefore it is the merest
folly to waste our own lives and happiness in seeking her.
In that case, monsieur will be able to aid me in finding out what was mademoiselle's reason for making me sit before her sofa one mortal hour, listening to the most copious and fluent dissertation on the merest
I am almost ashamed to own - yes, even in this felon's cell, I am almost ashamed to own - that the terror and horror with which the animal inspired me, had been heightened by one of the merest
chimaeras it would be possible to conceive.
The plunge into this pit I had avoided by the merest
of accidents, I knew that surprise, or entrapment into torment, formed an important portion of all the grotesquerie of these dungeon deaths.