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I clenched my teeth and pushed it open; and here was the veriest villain waiting for me, his little lantern held aloft.
At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances in a book; and he dashes at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a journal is the veriest pastime in the world, and the pleasantest.
Illustrious prince, I am a poor wretch in soul and spirit, but ask the veriest scoundrel whether he would prefer to deal with one like himself, or with a noble-hearted man like you, and there is no doubt as to his choice
We are but the veriest, sorriest slaves of our stomach.
I was very much interested in her account of the Wieroo, which up to this time I had considered a purely mythological creature; but Ajor shuddered so at even the veriest mention of the name that I was loath to press the subject upon her, and so the Wieroo still remained a mystery to me.
Possibly the severest struggle was waged on Ophir, the veriest of moose-pastures, whose low-grade dirt was valuable only because of its vastness.
George was the veriest of landlubbers, so I was forced to give over bailing and take the tiller.
In simple taste and homely inclination this much-travelled map was more simple and homely than the veriest yokel.
and the Story Girl was wont to render it with such dramatic intensity and power that the veriest dullard among her listeners could not have missed its force and significance.
Fyne uttered an incisive "It's what I've said," which might have been the veriest echo of her words in the garden.
Kurtz, he crawled as much as the veriest savage of them all.
The poor child will be the veriest milksop that ever was sopped