It struck me that it might have been fastened by a mere oversight
, so I took out my bunch of keys and tried to open it.
It is likely that the Musgrave who held the secret died in the interval, and by some oversight
left this guide to his descendant without explaining the meaning of it.
Trifling as the matter was, he yet instinctively felt that she was hurt by his oversight
Behold him--always theatrical--looking at Jerusalem--this time, by an oversight
, with his hand off his pistol for once.
the conviction of some dreadful oversight
, committed by you or by the persons who helped you, is firmly settled in my mind.
The ill-advised individual who might happen, through an oversight
of the porter, to enter Madame Rabourdin's establishment about eleven o'clock in the morning would have found her in the midst of a disorder the reverse of picturesque, wrapped in a dressing-gown, her hair ill-dressed, and her feet in old slippers, attending to the lamps, arranging the flowers, or cooking in haste an extremely unpoetic breakfast.
And as he was passing near the mizzen-mast he perceived a coil of rope left lying on the deck by the oversight
of the sweepers.
I hope so,' replied I, taking his pawn that he had pushed into the way of my bishop with so careless an air that I thought it was an oversight
, but was not generous enough, under the circumstances, to direct his attention to it, and too heedless, at the moment, to foresee the after-consequences of my move.
Then I discovered that I had been guilty of a very grave oversight
His ever-moving, vigilant eyes, watched the smallest change, with the composure of one too long inured to scenes of danger to be easily moved, and with an expression of cool determination which denoted the intention he actually harboured, of profiting by the smallest oversight
on the part of the captors.
But nature has sometimes made sad oversights
in carrying out her intention; as in the case of good Mr.
In spite of not a few errors and oversights
(due to hasty composition) in the minor details of external fact, he has virtually lived Crusoe's life with him in imagination and he therefore makes the reader also pass with Crusoe through all his experiences, his fears, hopes and doubts.