unkindness


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Poor youth, she would come to the window if she were able, I am sure, to sign that the one little unkindness is long forgotten, to send you a reassuring smile till you and she meet again; and, if you are not to meet again, still to send you a reassuring, trembling smile.
And they will now see their cousin treated as she ought to be, and I wish they may be heartily ashamed of their own abominable neglect and unkindness. They will be angry," he added, after a moment's silence, and in a cooler tone; "Mrs.
He added: "It's not intended to be an act of unkindness or a lack of sympathy."
It shows that for every act of unkindness there are many more acts of kindness.
The term for a group of ravens is an unkindness. What are its origins and are there any other funny names for a collection of animals?
A Cambridgeshire county council spokesman said: "Although there was no ill intent or unkindness intended, it is clear this should not have happened.
Come, we have a hot venison pasty to dinner: come gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness," says Page.
All attempts by Kidscape to stamp out a pinch of unkindness, a propensity to jeer at the fat, the bespectacled and the lisping are doomed to failure and mummies' darlings had better develop some backbone sharpish.
A quiver of cobras, a skulk of foxes, an unkindness of ravens, a crash of rhinos, an ascension of larks, an ostentation of peacocks and a clamour of rooks.
A colony of beavers, a chattering of choughs, a gang of elk, a business of ferrets, a leap of leopards, a pride of peacocks, a sneak of weasels, a murmuration of starlings, a scurry of squirrels, a charm of hummingbirds and an unkindness of ravens.
He went on: "It is not intended to be an act of unkindness or an act of a lack of sympathy.
But that said, the vicious unkindness towards these refugees that has swept the country this week has had me seething with anger, shame and disgust.