I was making my bed, having received strict
orders from Bessie to get it arranged before she returned (for Bessie now frequently employed me as a sort of under-nurserymaid, to tidy the room, dust the chairs,&c.
Earnshaw did not understand jokes from his children: he had always been strict
and grave with them; and Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition than he was in his prime.
When he opened his lips, he spoke in a rich bass voice, with an easy flow of language, and a strict
attention to the elocutionary claims of words in more than one syllable.
Papers and precious matters were this very day brought to us here (I speak in strict
confidence; it is not business-like to whisper it, even to you), by the strangest bearers you can imagine, every one of whom had his head hanging on by a single hair as he passed the Barriers.
I must say that I had my doubts about the strict
justice of this, and was not even frightened out of them by the bushel of wheat which reconciles all anomalies.
Wopsle, Joe, and I, received strict
charge to keep in the rear, and to speak no word after we reached the marshes.
And I believe, upon a strict
inquiry, those quarrels might be shown as ill-grounded among us as they are among that people.
She accompanied her advice by the gift of a crystal smelling-bottle, with strict
orders only to open it in case of urgent need.
and he felt too that he would have to render a strict
account to heaven of that indolence and seclusion; and so one day he asked the duke and duchess to grant him permission to take his departure.
After a strict
examination conducted by the Sanitary and Social Board, the infant, if certified as Regular, is with solemn ceremonial admitted into the class of Equilaterals.
Thus if the story adopted by the poet has a strict
unity, it must either be concisely told and appear truncated; or, if it conform to the Epic canon of length, it must seem weak and watery.
If this is not a detailed letter, the reason is that I must soon be starting for the office, in order that, by strict
application to duty, I may make amends for the past.