I judge he thought he could have any girl he wanted, just for the asking, and it must have set
him back a good deal when he found he couldn't get Benny.
He entered the flier, exchanging casual remarks with his companions as he unlocked the mechanism of the compass and set
the pointer upon the capital city of Ptarth.
But indeed, he was neither so good as I supposed him, nor quite so bad as Ransome did; for, in fact, he was two men, and left the better one behind as soon as he set
foot on board his vessel.
"She at once called her husband Antiphates from the place of assembly, and forthwith he set
about killing my men.
the lackeys to work first because, since these men had been in the service of himself and his friends he had discovered in each of them different and essential qualities.
Well, nobody could think of anything to do -- everybody was stumped, and set
To this place caravans of Abyssinia are continually resorting, to carry salt into all parts of the empire, which they set
a great value upon, and which in their country is of the same use as money.
Almost each morning a letter from my owners would arrive, directing me to go to the charterers and clamour for the ship's cargo; to threaten them with the heaviest penalties of demurrage; to demand that this assortment of varied merchandise, set
fast in a landscape of ice and windmills somewhere up-country, should be put on rail instantly, and fed up to the ship in regular quantities every day.
And this will now plainly appear, if, instead of serious and comic, we supply the words duller and dullest; for the comic was certainly duller than anything before shown on the stage, and could be set
off only by that superlative degree of dulness which composed the serious.
He that seeketh victory over his nature, let him not set
himself too great, nor too small tasks; for the first will make him dejected by often failings; and the second will make him a small proceeder, though by often prevailings.
of particulars may be called a "momentary thing." To define that series of "momentary things" that constitute the successive states of one thing is a problem involving the laws of dynamics.
The gardener set
his eldest son to watch; but about twelve o'clock he fell asleep, and in the morning another of the apples was missing.