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The veriest chechaquos rose up to defend the name of Daylight from such insult.
With which defiances the dwarf flourished his cudgel, and dancing round the combatants and treading upon them and skipping over them, in a kind of frenzy, laid about him, now on one and now on the other, in a most desperate manner, always aiming at their heads and dealing such blows as none but the veriest little savage would have inflicted.
Fyne uttered an incisive "It's what I've said," which might have been the veriest echo of her words in the garden.
But unlike Captain Peleg --who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those selfsame serious things the veriest of all trifles --Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn --all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
A man of boundless audacity and resource, within his own mean limits; beyond those limits, the captain was as deferentially submissive to the majesty of the law as the most harmless man in existence; as cautious in looking after his own personal safety as the veriest coward that ever walked the earth.
He then conveyed him and his sister into the veriest old well of a shivering best-parlour that ever was seen, where the maps upon the wall, and the celestial and terrestrial globes in the windows, were waxy with cold.
There is also one excellent reason why the veriest amateur may feel entitled to have an opinion about education.
He went on to stigmatise what he called 'processing' by BBC Radio and the better class of weekly newspapers, an approach to art appraisal he deemed 'the veriest poppycock'.
The answer: Dimmesdale "had spoken the very truth, and transformed it into the veriest falsehood.
Robinson writes, "To believe in God as love means to believe that in pure personal relationship we encounter, not merely what ought to be, but what is, the deepest, veriest truth about the structure of reality.
I felt as though I were the veriest amateur, with all my stage training and experience counting for naught.
In other conditions of mind I might have had courage to end my misery at once by a plunge into one of these abysses; but now I was the veriest of cowards.