To arrest is to cause to stop suddenly; obstructing the way may have the effect of arresting progress.
A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume.
On the threshold the Colonel, catching sight of Gustav, stopped abruptly, with a very stern look, and would not have entered the room had I not gone to him and urged him.
Stop this noise instantly.
Such a political economy, though it no doubt retards more or less, is not always capable of stopping altogether, the natural progress of a nation towards wealth and prosperity, and still less of making it go backwards.
At last he stopped right opposite to Margaret, and looked at her drooping and desponding attitude for an instant.
He put the greenback into his vest pocket, and walked the floor; after awhile he stopped, heaved a long breath and said: ‘This thing frightens me!’
And if we continue the pressure, all those automatic actions of the body, such as the beating of the heart, the breathing motions of the lungs, which maintain life and are controlled by the lower brain centers of ganglia, are quickly stopped and death ensues.
Presently, it stopped, and had come to its destination.
I had thought I should find the doors open, but they were closed, and as I stood in the wide entrance a carriage stopped outside, and a man in uniform--you know the kind of personage with 'Omnium' on his cap--flung open the door.
He began to wave at every car that passed them by, and eventually one stopped, a Chang���an sedan that had seen better days, its trunk held shut with a bungee cord that allowed the lid to bang as the car rolled to a stop.
Yielding to his own disturbance of mind, and to his young companion's agitation, which became greater every instant, Mr. Jarvis Lorry twice stopped to rest.
But to stop work temporarily is not the only way to meet a plateau, and fatigue or ennui is probably not the sole or most compelling explanation.
Surely this would stop them!
It would have been much better for themselves, their creditors, and their country, had the greater part of them been obliged to stop two years sooner than they actually did.
Margaret, I tried to do it; I tried to content myself with simply refusing the additional preferment, and stopping quietly here,—strangling my conscience now, as I had strained it before.
Midway of the aisle-length she stops and reaches for a strap.
Nevertheless, he ran without stopping, no longer to save him, just to satisfy his desire, just to perhaps see him one more time.
CHAPTER 22The Lightning Bolts of Captain NemoWITHOUT STANDING UP, we stared in the direction of the forest, my hand stopping halfway to my mouth, Ned Land’s completing its assignment.
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"No," he burst out almost violently, stopping close and facing me.
Talking far into the night, they barely stopped for the dinner that Mar-Marie and Emil prepared.
The car became anchored on a clump of bushes, then grounded on a hillock, requiring a lift of earth clods; on we proceeded, slowly and carefully; suddenly the way was stopped by a mass of brush in the middle of the cart track, necessitating a detour down a precipitous ledge into a dry tank, rescue from which demanded some scraping, adzing, and shoveling.
Suddenly, all the way from the dark horizon where it had gone to gather momentum, the monster abruptly dashed toward the Abraham Lincoln with frightening speed, stopped sharply twenty feet from our side plates, and died out— not by diving under the water, since its glow did not recede gradually— but all at once, as if the source of this brilliant emanation had suddenly dried up.
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If you pass close to them, irresistible sympathy compels you merely to stop and press their hand and pass on.
I stared; I stared until I nearly went blind from a worn-out retina, while Conseil, as stoic as ever, kept repeating to me in a calm tone:“If master’s eyes would kindly stop bulging, master will see farther!”
Her skin gradually stopped screaming as if she’d been peeled down to the raw nerves and the water started to feel softer and more natural.
The Khedive would gladly have stopped at the guarantee, and satisfied the world without disturbing 'vested interests.'
'I stopped very gently and sat upon the Time Machine, looking round.
As they drove through the larger and wider streets, from the station to the hotel, they had to stop constantly; great loaded lurries blocked up the not over-wide thoroughfares.
Stopping briefly at the Skull Buzzard checkpoint, they then stepped out into the thriving port to seek their new line of work.
At worst, my narrowboats would stop running, and you would have to find other merchants to deal with.
In man's methodical selection, a breeder selects for some definite object, and free intercrossing will wholly stop his work.
When he returns----" and Hatton stopped vaguely.
Who the letter was written to I can’t tell you: it must have been a mortal long one, judging by the time she stopped upstairs over it.
Unfortunately the Moor who carried the letter was stopped just outside Oran, and the letter being found upon him, he was sent back to Algiers, where by the order of the Dey he was promptly impaled as a warning to others, while Cervantes was condemned to receive two thousand blows of the stick, a number which most likely would have deprived the world of "Don Quixote," had not some persons, who they were we know not, interceded on his behalf.
And here the major stopped uneasily and glanced up-stairs; then looked inquiringly at Hatton.
Filled spaces look larger than empty ones because the eye unconsciously stops to look over the different parts of the filled area, and we base our estimate upon the extent of the eye movements necessary to take in the whole field.
Ultimately, when he can’t go any farther, he’ll stop.”
“It ought to be to me, I suppose,” said St. Clare stopping, thoughtfully. “
Shortly the singing and leaping stopped and WooZan began to get back in her boat. “
Miss Trotwood, you had better stop this; or I’ll stop your husband shorter than will be pleasant to you.
"I suppose I don't know very much about it," replied Eugene shamefacedly stopping and waiting for further instructions.
She pays little attention to the language used in stating a problem, and seldom stops to ask the meaning of unknown words or phrases until she is ready to explain her work.
I heard Dick begin to rise, and then someone seemingly stopped him, and the voice of Hands exclaimed, "Oh, stow that!
It wasn’t a good punch and it scarcely stopped MacGowan who slammed in a right to Bailey’s stomach.
Feeling her way along in the dark, she found a fairly broad and flat place to stop safely.
She stepped back when she saw St. Clare, and stopped respectfully; but, seeing that he did not observe her, she came forward to place them around the dead.
Working in almost complete darkness, Helga stopped repeatedly to play some notes on the pronghorn flute to help her and Breister ‘see’ their surroundings well enough to carry on their work.