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There seemed something menacing in their attitude toward my beast, and I hesitated to leave until I had learned the outcome.
No doubt the exquisite beauty of the buildings I saw was the outcome of the last surgings of the now purposeless energy of mankind before it settled down into perfect harmony with the conditions under which it lived--the flourish of that triumph which began the last great peace.
I've not put it as well as he did: but that was the outcome of it, and it has confused me.
Then he smoked and thought, knees to chin, under the belly of the gun, and the outcome of his thoughts was a sudden and stealthy departure in the direction of Nila Ram's timber- yard.
He had been mad to admit to himself, much less to his Rag-weed, that there was any doubt of this outcome.
Tell me now, Adam, what is the outcome, in your own mind, of our conversation?
He gave the struggle his attention, as an idler might observe the feat of a juggler, without interest in the outcome.
I have not pushed it to the length of getting into a box to think, but that is the logical outcome of my convictions.
I am quite sure that a man of your intelligence will see that there can be but one outcome to this affair.
and see visions of Old Bailey trials and halters as the only possible outcome of such reckless dissipation; and the prediction of his first school-master, that he would come to a bad end, assumes the proportions of inspired prophecy.
At length, all but a score, who had apparently been left to prevent our escape, had left us, and our adventure seemed destined to result in a siege, the only outcome of which could be our death by starvation; for even should we be able to slip out after dark, whither in this unknown and hostile valley could we hope to turn our steps toward possible escape?
Even with the assistance of the fierce Woola, there could be but a single outcome to so unequal a struggle.