This De Grantmesnil declined, avowing himself vanquished as much by the courtesy as by the address of his opponent
As for the detective, he was simply an adept, and worthy of being matched against his present opponent
Ah, you philosophize," replied Villefort, after a moment's silence, during which, like a wrestler who encounters a powerful opponent
, he took breath; "well, sir, really, if, like you, I had nothing else to do, I should seek a more amusing occupation.
If your opponent
is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
Well, he--," said the two, indicating their opponent
with accusative forefingers.
Twice he was obliged to step back; his opponent
stirred not one inch.
Looking fiercely up, with a madman's impulse to struggle with and rend asunder his opponent
, he found himself powerless beneath a calm, stern eye, which possessed the mysterious property of quelling frenzy at its height.
It is well known that great scholars who have shown the most pitiless acerbity in their criticism of other men's scholarship have yet been of a relenting and indulgent temper in private life; and I have heard of a learned man meekly rocking the twins in the cradle with his left hand, while with his right he inflicted the most lacerating sarcasms on an opponent
who had betrayed a brutal ignorance of Hebrew.
Deprived of ordinary resources, the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent
, identifies himself therewith, and not unfrequently sees thus, at a glance, the sole methods (sometime indeed absurdly simple ones) by which he may seduce into error or hurry into miscalculation.
The divine, perceiving that he had given his opponent
an argument by his own unfortunate selection of a comparison, very prudently relinquished the controversy; although he was fully determined to resume it at a more happy moment, Repeating his request to the young hunter with great earnestness, the youth and Indian consented to ac company him and his daughter to the dwelling that the care of Mr.
Also that our unscrupulous opponent
will not betray herself
Sir George Burnwell tried to get away, but Arthur caught him, and there was a struggle between them, your lad tugging at one side of the coronet, and his opponent
at the other.