They were but a sign of broken joys and baseless projects; in their very beauty they were (as the unlikeliest of men had said) almost a cruel satire on the loves, hopes, plans, of humanity, which are able to forecast
nothing, and are so much brittle dust.
She knew Nutty too well not to be able to forecast
his probable behaviour under the influence of a sudden restoration of wealth.
being a plain, open piece of meadow land, or savannah, as our people call it in the western colonies), which had two or three little drills of fresh water in it, and at one end was very woody - I say, they will smile at my forecast
, when I shall tell them I began by enclosing this piece of ground in such a manner that, my hedge or pale must have been at least two miles about.
I walked frequently out into the villages round the town, to see if nothing would fall in my way there; and going by a house near Stepney, I saw on the window-board two rings, one a small diamond ring, and the other a gold ring, to be sure laid there by some thoughtless lady, that had more money then forecast
, perhaps only till she washed her hands.
For all these reasons, when he and she and John, at towards nine o'clock of a winter evening went to London, and began driving from London Bridge, among low-lying water-side wharves and docks and strange places, Bella was in the state of a dreamer; perfectly unable to account for her being there, perfectly unable to forecast
what would happen next, or whither she was going, or why; certain of nothing in the immediate present, but that she confided in John, and that John seemed somehow to be getting more triumphant.
But the quick inference, the subtle trap, the clever forecast
of coming events, the triumphant vindication of bold theories--are these not the pride and the justification of our life's work?
Uneasiness took possession of the tender, constant heart of Athos, and fearful forecasts
were the torment of the impulsive Aramis.
Certainly, if Rose were ready to be his, he might not hesitate even a second; but this flower was still to be won by him, and this morning, aware of what scant grounds he had upon which to venture any forecasts
, he felt as full of doubt as he had been of confidence last night.
The afternoon papers had forecasts
of the next day's proceedings in flaring headlines.
Janvier, who were still young, loved to make forecasts
of coming events, for they felt that the future was theirs; while the other guests were fain rather to turn their talk upon the past.
And the conversation passed to forecasts
of the coming race, the only thing Vronsky could think of just now.
A prizefighter, a hoodlum, a plug-ugly," Sarah sneered, after she had exhausted herself of all calamitous forecasts
of her own future and the future of her children in the absence of Saxon's weekly four dollars and a half.